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  • 0 Drive to Survive

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    Driving these holidays? Stay safe, arrive alive!   Here are some tips for holiday driving   Slow: Drive within speed limits, and to conditions.  Avoid overtaking unless you're sure it's safe       Sober:   If drinking, don't drive if you're beyond the legal limit. Don't mix alcohol, with illegal drugs or medication that could affect your driving.     Sharp: Drive refreshed –  tired, ill or stressed drivers drive differently. Plan your journey so you have plenty of time, Take breaks every two hours on long journeys. Share driving. You'll appreciate the break. Have an eye test at least every two years and wear glasses or contact lenses if needed.     Silent: Phone off or on message service. Minimise any distractions such as fiddling with sat nav/GPS, or tuning the radio while driving.     Secure:   YES, Its still has to be said, belt up and insist that everyone else in the vehicle does the same, and adjust head restraints. If travelling with children, ensure you have correctly fitted, appropriate child restraints.   Happy holidays everyone   For road alerts in your area - Click Here   For either Island Road Alerts  Click Here

  • 0 Less Than A Bag Of Sweets A Month For your Safety

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    People don't believe us when we say Email is not the best for alerting. We're about keeping you saferso we don't recommend email only. For less than a bag of sweets per month, getimmediate delivery Txt Alerts. The following image clearly shows a 1hour delay for an email to get through. This is totally beyond our control.   1Hr time difference This graphic show how email actually works and why it has issues. For faster alerts Click Here      

  • 0 Text Neck

    • Health
    • by Stuart Gunn
    • 03-11-2019
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    An eye opening interview about problems associated with device use. - Text Neck     Can affect asthmatics, inhibits breathing and if not address early cannot be corrected.  www.lert.info    

  • 1 Look after yourself in the heat

    • Weather
    • by Stuart Gunn
    • 02-11-2019
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    Another couple of hot days, with some places getting more than 8 degrees above normal. Some places will reach 32 today (Sunday 3 Nov) Remember to slip slop slap, seek shade and very importantly stay hydrated. Drink small amounts often. A couple of ways you can tell you're needing fluids1 You haven't done wees for several hours2 Your wees are quite dark3 If your wees are almost clear then you should be OK  

  • 45 Fire Risk heightened by low humidity, wind and high temperatures

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      Fire and Emergency NZ - Otago & Southland Thursday at 09:50 ·    The Otago District, would like to advise that due to extreme fire danger and high winds from today and particularly over the weekend including Monday we ask that you DO NOT light any fires during this time. Those that have lit fires please check that they are completely out. If you have any questions please contact Otago District on 0800 673 473. Set up personal emergency alerts www.lert.info              

  • 2 Medsafe warns consumers not to consume coffee product marketed for weight loss

    • Health
    • by Stuart Gunn
    • 11-10-2019
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    11 October 2019 Valentus SlimROAST Optimum Dark Roast Coffee (presented as sachets and as a powder in a tub) has been tested by Medsafe and found to contain methylhexanamine (DMAA) and phenethylamine. Methylhexanamine is a prescription medicine and phenethylamine is a class C controlled drug.   Advice for consumers and caregivers Do not consume Valentus SlimROAST Optimum Dark Roast Coffee. If you have consumed this product and feel unwell, seek medical advice. Tell your healthcare professional that you have consumed a product containing methylhexanamine and phenethylamine. If you have purchased this product, return it to the point of sale or safely dispose of it. Information for healthcare professionals Valentus SlimROAST Optimum Dark Roast Coffee has been sold for weight loss / management and is claimed to improve mood and focus, regulate blood sugar and boost circulation.  The sachet was found to contain approximately 140mg methylhexanamine (DMAA) and 70mg phenethylamine per 3.5g serve. The tub was found to contain approximately 105 – 140mg methylhexanamine (DMAA) and 17.5 – 21mg phenethylamine per 3.5g scoop.  If a patient presents with adverse reactions that may possibly be attributable to either methylhexanamine and/or phenethylamine, then the use of the above product should be considered.  The product labels declare the presence of phenethylamine, but not methylhexanamine (DMAA). These substances have amphetamine-like characteristics and may have similar adverse reactions such as: agitation and psychological effects; cardiovascular effects such as increased heart rate and blood pressure, and neurological effects. Products affected Valentus SlimROAST Optimum Dark Roast Coffee (sachets) The products claim to assist with weight loss / management, improve mood and focus, regulate blood sugar and boost circulation. Further information Phenethylamine has mood and weight loss related therapeutic effects and is considered a controlled drug.   Methylhexanamine is known to have stimulant effects, has been associated with harm worldwide, and is banned by many sports authorities and governmental agencies. All located stock has been seized. As it is possible that other individuals or businesses may have imported these products for sale, but have not been identified by Medsafe, this warning is published to alert consumers of the dangers of these products. Click Free Alerts   To be told much sooner of any alerts for your area.    

  • 0 Roving Reporters Invaluable During Events

    • General
    • by Stuart Gunn
    • 07-10-2019
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    During the significant rain event on the West Coast, information sent to Lert Info can greatly help keep others safe. If you have flooding or hear of washouts, or developing situations, please email us details and photos. Send to Roving Reporter   Many Thanks Lert Info Team

  • 1 Don't Miss Another Lert News Story

    • General
    • by Stuart Gunn
    • 24-09-2019
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      FACEBOOK UPDATES will limit what posts you will see.  One of the Facebook changes brought in over September is now affecting Lert and all others like Civil Defence, Metservice, Councils , and local community pages. If a post has a link that takes people away from the FB page, such as to their own websites, FB will reduced the number to "fans" that are shown the post.   What does that mean for you? You will see far fewer posts and more than likely, miss important information.   Unfortunetly you will never know when a post is made and whether you missed it.   For Lert Info, some of our posts are a prelude to important developing situations that may become alerts.   To ensure you see our news posts that are relevant to your location, we can now advise you through our free email alert service.   These push notifications ensure you hear about something newsworthy for your location. If you live in Palmerston North you won't hear about something in Christchurch.  There is a mix of items from other media plus an increasing number of exclusive stories.   This example shows a Thunderstorm Outlook that looks likely to become alerts.       This was a news item advising walking tracks were closed following a scrub fire in Dunedin     Register for our free email news advisories and you'll also get our actual alerts as well - for FREE.  

  • 0 Safety Around Gas

    • General
    • by Stuart Gunn
    • 20-07-2019
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    With  the recent tragic house explosion in Christchurch that destroyed  1 house, Badly injured 5 and damaged 25 houses, People are understandably uneasy about gas now. We found these sources of information that may help. Keeping Yourself Safe With Gas Portable Gas Appliances   For emergency alerts for everything, not just Civil Defence, Click Here   

  • 0 Measles Is Just A Plane Ride Away

    • Health
    • by Stuart Gunn
    • 18-07-2019
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    The current number of cases of  measles in NZ is now 305. This is the highest in 5 years. Infectious disease experts have warned that a generation of New Zealanders are still vulnerable to contracting measles due to a lack of a national approach. In early July passengers on two flights were infected by the same person because at the time, that person didn't even know they had measles Full story - Measles Is Just A Plane Ride Away

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