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FIREARMS LICENCE with Mountain Safety
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TE REO FOR LEARNERS 2
with Alesha Kereru and Jasmine Clarke
A folllow on from the Te Reo for Learners... the
• Recognising, understanding and building on your
phrases related to hospitality
• Asking simple questions and giving simple
information in relation to hospitality
• Exploring Harakeeke ( ax) tikanga and kawa.
TIME 6:30pm - 8:30pm COST $80
DATES Mondays (7) 24 JUN - 5 AUG
VENUE DisABILITIES Resource Centre Q'TOWN
- Professional Development for EC Teachers -
A KETE FILL OF TAONGA with Jerome Kavanagh
This workshop is designed to be a practical and fun
series of activities that E.C.E and Primary School
Teachers may use in their own learning centres,
building cultural con dence through the medium of
traditional Maori arts to be used for all children of
Aotearoa with a focus on building connections with
our natural environment, histories and culture.
DATE Tuesday 2 JULY
TIME 6pm - 7:30pm COST $15
VENUE Queenstown Preschool and Nursery
GETTING TO GRIPS WITH AN iPad (adults)
with Stuart Hale
Whether you re needing a hand with yours, or even
just looking at purchasing one - everyone will leave
the workshop knowing more!
An action packed 2.5 hours that will assist you with:
your iPad keyboard, how to get Apps, how to buy
Apps, the camera and using photos.
TIME 1 12:30 - 3pm COST $30
TIME 2 6:30 - 9pm COST $30
DATE Friday 26 JULY
VENUE Remarkables Primary FRANKTON
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By CHE BAKER
Cromwell's reputation as a construction hub has
been given a boost with the town attracting the
attention of an expanding steel company.
Euro Corporation and Complete Reinforcing,
which was involved in the construction of the
Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin, is to set up in
Hughes Cres and is looking to hire staff.
The company produces steel and wire products for
use in the rural and commercial construction and
opened in Auckland 20 years ago.
It has grown steadily into a medium-sized
manufacturer, exporter, importer and distributor
and in 2011 expanded its operations into
Operation manager Kelvin Busbridge said ''the
investment in Cromwell was always on the cards
once we had Christchurch up and running. We see
Central and Southland as having great potential
for a company like us.''
It is thought more staff would be hired once a sales
base was built, Mr Busbridge said.
The Cromwell division operations manager Rick
Guyton said he was on the hunt to take on the best
people the region has to offer to fill the three
positions; a detailer, cutter bender and steel fixer.
A positive attitude and being a quick learner were
the attributes he was looking for.
Freeze brings rising risk
Dark and slick: Earnscleugh Rd is covered in ice during a cold morning last year.
Photo: CHE BAKER 626679432
Danger zone: A
to show they are
exiting the round-
a-bout at the
Killarney St and
By CHE BAKER
Winter driving tips
Drive to the conditions.
Allow greater following distances on
frosty and wet days.
Obey emergency road closed signs
Follow the directions of any road
patrol or police officer.
Avoid towing in icy conditions.
Road closures and restrictions are put
in place for the safety of road users like
you and the staff who work on them. It is
against the law to drive on a closed
highway. If you choose to ignore closures
or restrictions, you do so at your own risk,
and your insurance is void. (Source New
Rules for roundabouts
Slow down as you come up to the roundabout.
Give way to all vehicles that will cross your path from your right as you enter the
Signal your intentions -- either turning left or right -- before entering the roundabout.
If you are turning right then signal right as you approach the roundabout then signal
left as you pass the exit before the one you wish to take.
If you are going straight through a roundabout, don't signal as you come up to the
roundabout, but signal left as you pass the exit before the one you wish to take.
At some small roundabouts, it may not be possible to give three seconds warning, but
it is courteous to give as much indication as you can.
Look out for cyclists who may find it difficult to maintain a turn signal on a roundabout
and are exempt from this requirement. (Source New Zealand Transport Agency)
Last week's polar blast once again
brought icy and snow laden roads to the
region and Central Otago police are
urging motorists to drive to the
Sergeant Derek Ealson, of Alexandra,
said a mix of snow settling and
temperatures dropping to below freezing
caused roads to be extremely icy.
Before people set off in winter they need
to be cautious of the weather reports and
road conditions, and check for road
closures to decide whether to travel or
not, Mr Ealson said.
Black ice was a frequent occurrence and
could be testing for drivers, especially
early in the mornings.
Fog was also common at this time of the
year and drivers were urged to use head-
lights instead of park-lights to make sure
they can be clearly seen by others.
Central Otago sub area commander
Senior Sergeant Ian Kerrisk said drivers
needed to make sure windscreens were
cleared of any ice or snow and driving
with headlights on all the time was best.
''Plan that extra five minutes for trips if
needed,'' Mr Kerrisk said.
He urged drivers in four-wheel-drives to
drive to the conditions and not the speed
Police would also be giving infringement
notices to drivers not indicating at
roundabouts and will be targeting
''We've had a couple of near misses at
stop signs,'' Mr Kerrisk said.
Police would be patrolling areas of
concern and drivers needed to be aware
of the rules and indicate early, Mr
Otherwise, they can expect infringement
notices, he said.
New Zealand Transport Agency figures
showed more deaths and injuries caused
by vehicle crashes were recorded in the
Queenstown Lakes and Central Otago
districts last year than in the previous
Southland topped the list with 54 deaths
and serious injuries on its roads last
year, followed by Central Otago with 34
and Queenstown Lakes with 32.
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