Today on The Country, Jamie Mackay spoke to Ben O'Carroll, a North Canterbury sheep scanner who is running 111km in one day for men's mental health.
On with the show:
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Is a North Canterbury sheep scanner who is running 111km, in one day, from the Cheviot Trust Hotel to The Carlton Hotel in Christchurch for Movember, raising money for men's mental health. You can support Ben here.
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Remember you can support The Country's Movember effort here.