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Kelly knew that she always wanted to be in her own business, but opportunity knocked earlier than expected “I said, right I want to be a business owner and I will make it a five-year plan.”  When the Woodend hair salon that she had been working in for the previous two years came up for sale, quick decisions had to be made.  “Five years became five months” she laughs. Ever since she has strived to ...
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Police officer injured in Oxford at family harm incident Police officer injured in Oxford at family harm incident

Statement attributable to Canterbury District Commander Superintendent John Price A police officer in Canterbury has received moderate injuries while responding to a family harm incident this afternoon. Police were called to an Oxford address shortly after 4.30pm to reports of a male damaging property. On arrival at the address Police have tried to speak with the male and deescalate the situation. The male has then brandished a knife at the officer. The officer withdrew and waited for ...

Alpine Airboats launches Alpine Airboats launches

Canterbury’s premier jet boat operator Alpine Jet Thrills Ltd is excited to announce the addition to its fleet of a commercial passenger Airboat. Air Force 2 is just under 6m in length, 2.5m wide and carries 1 driver and 7 passengers across three tiered rows of seats, providing an elevated perspective of the river. Powering the 2m diameter 3 bladed Whirlwind propeller is a purpose built aluminium Chevrolet LSX V8 engine producing 600ft/pds of torque ...
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Pegasus parkrun Report #208 Pegasus parkrun Report #208

It had to happen! Just when I was getting a roll on, with two consecutive First in Age finishes,  a sub30 runner had to come along and take my mini-crown. Good work Keith Tilley, you set yourself a new PB doing it too! 91 parkrunners and parkwalkers, 12 on the Volunteer Roster, what a fantastic turnout and what a fantastic morning!! The First Timers briefing was delivered to Paul Asher, Nikki Taylor, Danelle Asher, Steve ...
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10 ways to improve your sleep 10 ways to improve your sleep

Sleep plays a vital role in good health and wellbeing. Yet many of us regularly toss and turn at night, struggling to get the rest we need. While you might not be able to control all the factors that interfere with your sleep, following some simple, healthy sleep habits can make the difference between restlessness and restful slumber. Just a Thought have put together these ten simple tips to help you get a better night’s ...

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