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Jun
21
  • Great Cod Almighty

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    CAN you think of a suitable monument to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Lions Club in Goondiwindi?
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    Well, Lions Club member Peter Smith has.

    He was inspired by something he saw on a trip to New Zealand

    “It was this beautiful, naturalistic statue of a trout. I took a photo, and suggested we do something similar with one of our famous local fish for out 50th Anniversary. And the club agreed,” Peter said.

    That was two years ago, and now his vision has been brought to “life”.

    Natureworks, who has created models for Sea World, has constructed a giant statue of Goondiwindi’s favourite fish, the Murray Cod, and it will arrive tomorrow morning, sadly too late for us to get a pic.

    “We were going to have a Golden Perch (yellowbelly) but the artist who is doing it said another town up north already has one, so we went for the Murray Cod.”

    The fibreglass fish is six-and-a-half metres tall.

    “It’s a way to celebrate 50 years of our club’s service to the community,” Peter said, “and hopefully it will entice more people into the town. “You’ll be able to see it from the big roundabout

    “The statue of Gunsynd draws in a a lot of tourists.

    “You really have to see the fish to understand what it looks like,” Peter said.

    There’s also a brass plaque listing some of the Lions Club’s projects, over the last 50 years – the Farmers Festival, Woodchopping, the Air Pageant , Boggabilla rodeo, Lions Park, lawn-mowing, meat tray raffles, fetes, the Christmas Eve Fireworks, Lions mints, Christmas cakes, Youth Exchange, Medical Research and of course, the famous or infamous fishing competition. It all depended on your point of view.

    The Giant Cod will be unveiled. on Sunday near the driver reviver site near Redmond Park.

    The Club will also celebrate its Anniversary with a Meet & Greet at the Golf Club followed by their 50th Anniversary Dinner at the Royal, and the statue will be unveiled on Sunday at 11a.m.

    It will definitely be hard to miss.

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Jun
21
  • Ararat Eisteddfod to celebrate a milestonePhotos

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    Ararat Eisteddfod to celebrate a milestone | Photos Bendigo-based CV Dance Studio is pictured performing its open age contemporary Troupe in 2014. Bendigo returns to Ararat Eisteddfod this September. Pictures: PETER PICKERING
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    Jessica Ford was Ararat Eisteddfod’s 2013 winner of the junior ballet championships.

    Ballarat Ballet Centre perform its Open Age Contemporary Troupe last year. Troupe Day for 2015 will be held on Friday, September 25.

    The Troupe Day audience – always a full house at the Ararat Performing Arts Centre.

    Adult tappers from Ararat Dance Centre (L-R) Amy Lewis, Wendy Harris, Rebecca Rodger, Mel Jones and Rhonda Waterston, applaud their competitors.

    Nikki Baker (right) was crowned senior tap championship winner at the 2014 Ararat Eisteddfod. She is pictured with adjudicator Antoinette Debden.

    Competitors in last year’s open age theatrical Troupe section await the results.

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Jun
21
  • Sargent goes the distance

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    HUGE EFFORT: Sarah Sargent recently competed in the Australian 24 hour Obstacle Course enduro race.
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    Sarah Sargent recently competed in Australia’s first 24 hour enduro race.

    True Grit has teamed up with the Obstacle Course Racing Association of Australia (OCRA) to bring an Australian 24 hour Obstacle Course enduro race.

    Sarah came first ahead of 42 other females and 14th overall in male and female division out of 162 competitors.

    After the first lap Sarah was already coming second – about 15 minutes behind the leader.

    After friends Tania and Vanessa had completed three laps, Sarah had already smashed out five laps holding onto second place.

    At lap six, at about 3am in the morning, Sarah took first position.

    At day break Sarah was officially coming first – from there Sarah only had to complete another two laps to seal the win with no other competitor possibly able to beat her.

    Sarah completed every obstacle with strength and style for the entire 24 hours, which included monkey bars, rope climbs, dam swims, muddy trenches, cargo nets, balance beams, sandbag and ammunition case carries, and not once did she look like faltering.

    Sarah did not sleep and ate and changed in less than 10 minutes each lap and survived by drinking Milo and Powerade, eating casserole sandwiches and bananas.

    With this win under her belt, Sarah now hopes to enter the elite category of a Sydney Spartan Race in October and compete against some of Australia’s best female obstacle racers to once again test her ability.

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Jun
21
  • Court for trio charged with stealing

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    Two males, aged 18 and 20, and a 16-year-old female have appeared in Cleveland Magistrate’s Court on charges of stealing after attempting to break into a house in Birkdale at around midnight on Tuesday, September 8.
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    Police allege the trio walked through the backyards of nearby properties and stole goods before removing a fly screen and opening a window at a residence in Dalmaso Close.

    Police said a neighbour, who saw the group, called police.

    They appeared in Cleveland Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday, September 9.

    Both men were remanded in custody and the female, of Warwick, was released on bail, to appear in court again on Friday, September 18.

    The 18-year-old man, of Birkdale, will appear in court again on Thursday, September 17 and the 20-year-old man, of River Heads, is due to appear in Cleveland Magistrate’s Court today, September 10.

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Jun
21
  • Bunnings set to launch into spring: demonstrations and Rural Fire Service truck visit

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    Robyn Ryan shows a young customer some flowers just in time for spring.Bunnings Cowra will be holding their annual spring launch this Saturday, September 12, between 10am and 2pm.
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    The staff are excited about the launch and have organised plenty of activities for the whole family.

    The children will have a chance to show their creative skills in the DIY section, and then be turned in to a work of art by having their faces painted.

    There will be garden care advice and chain saw sharpening, as well as any answers you have in regards to the other powered garden tools in the shed.

    The store will have their newest Outdoor furniture on display as well as spit roast, pizza oven and barbecue cooking demonstrations.

    Not to mention the fairy floss and jumping castle that will be there on the day.

    Billimari Rural Fire Service will also be running the community barbecue alongside one of their brand new fire trucks.

    All of the activities on the day are free.

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May
21
  • Firies extinguish riverbank grass fires

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    QUEANBEYAN firefightershave extinguished two deliberately litgrass fires at Dane Streetthis morning.
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    The fire station received a call from a member of public reporting a fire down near the riverbank at about 11.15am today.

    Fire officers attended the scene and extinguished the firewhich measured about 20 metres by 20 metres.

    Station commander Cory Wilkinson saidthe crewspotted another fire about 300 metres down the riverbank and put out the flames.

    A passersby told the fire officers theyhad seen three youths in the vicinity before the incidences.

    “This is very disappointing behaviour,” Station commander Wilkinsonsaid.

    “Although the fires were pretty small they were obviouslydeliberatelylit and could havespread up hill tohousesnearby.”

    Station commander Wilkinson commended the public for their involvement in reporting the fire. He encouraged community members to remain vigilant and notify emergency services of any fires.

    “We rely on the public for information especially when it comes to areas like the riverbank which are more difficult to access,” he said.

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May
21
  • Cherish precious moments

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    PRECIOUS TIME: Columnist Sharon Halliday encourages fathers to spend as much time with their children as possible. Picture: b.art.on photographyLAST week I considered the origins of Father’s Day and how we can consistently show dads that we really care. Just like the issues that emerged while I prepared the Mother’s Day column, it became clearer that how we treat our parents, and in this case our dads, is a big deal.
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    This week it’s about looking at how the role of fatherhood has changed. While contemplating the issues of fatherhood, I found myself asking the question: “Is it just that, over time, we have come to expect more of dads or is it because everybody – men, women and even some children – are so busy that we have become more demanding of ourselves, and others?I immediately recalled a moment from when I used to watch Dr. Phil religiously (pre-family). He was covering a show on the role of the man in the family and said it best: “If men want to be successful in their marriage and family life, they have to change and broaden their definition of what it means to be successful as a man. Being a good provider, protector, leader and teacher is a privilege that comes with responsibilities that many men aren’t aware of.”For some time we have been looking to dads as more than the traditional financial providers, but has anyone actually bothered to discuss these extra demands with them?

    Tips on how to be the rock of the family and not let it weigh you down:

    -If your childhood was difficult, don’t use it as a filter. You are your own person with your own style of parenting.

    -Never underestimate the value of quality time with your kids (or grandkids) and let it bring out the kid at heart.

    -Post Father’s Day, whenever you can, loosen the reins on responsibilities and rules and have some fun!

    To seek extra clarity, I thought why not look to “The Rock” himself and get his take on it. Despite a busy “Hollywood” schedule, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson claimed that even on the road, he finds the time to call his wife and daughter every day. While it’s not the usual parenting situation (and really, what is?), this demonstrates that connecting with our family and showing our love is still, and will always be, most important.

    Send your questions for Sharon to [email protected]南京夜网419论坛

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May
21
  • E-cigs far from sexy

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    Smoke Free: Illawarra’s Tina Hunt with her children Rory, 8 and Laura 9. Mrs Hunt is happy the NSW Government has introduced new e-cigarette laws. Picture: ADAM McLEAN.Bulli mother of four Tina Hunt fears young people find e-cigarettes are a “sexy”alternative to smoking.
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    The Smoke Free Illawarra representative worries that the flavours and types of e-cigsavailable makes them attractive to young people at a time whentobacco smoking is at its lowest levels ever in Australia.

    Mrs Hunt is happy that less people are smoking but wants youngsters to heed health experts’ warnings associated with electroniccigarettes.

    Many health practitioners and experts are concerned that not enough research has been done to determine whether the chemicals involved in e-cigarettes are forming toxic or cancer-causing chemicals when vaporised.

    “As a mother myself I’d discourage my children from e-cigarettes –we just don’t know enough about them at the moment,” she said.

    “Another problem is that e-cigs are readily available in places like markets, service stations and chemists.”

    She was also concerned that some electronic cigarettes and e-liquids in Australia hadbeen found to contain high levels of nicotine.

    The NSW Ministry of Health has brought in new laws to protect young people.

    It is now illegal to sell e-cigarettes to anyone under the age of 18 and for adults to buy e-cigs for people of this age group.

    By December it is expected that a number of new laws, including retailers being unable to display or advertise e-cigarettes either inside or outside of their premises, will come into effect.

    Mrs Hunt said health organisations were concernedthat ‘’e-cigs were re-normalising’’ smoking for young people.

    The Cancer Council and the Heart Foundation are calling for regulated laws.

    “With the long term health effects of e-cigs being still largely unknown and an alarming predicted uptake ofuse by young people, the new laws are a welcome relief,” Mrs Hunt said.

    “It is vitally important that we protect young people against the possible harm that could be done by e-cigarettes as they are more susceptible to this harm.

    “Until we know the health effects of e-cigs and whether they encourage young people to take up smoking we need to be extra cautious.”

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May
21
  • Fashion workshop will shape up school funds

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    Kristy White and Angela Kollas from St Raphael’s P&F presenting tickets for the Spring/Summer workshop.Carla Sparkes is excited to be hosting a spring and summer workshop in support of the St Raphael’s Parents and Friends Association (P and F).
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    Held at the school hall on Sunday, September 13 from 12.30pm, tickets are $15 and include lunch; they are available from Style for Woman and at the door on the day.

    The workshop will feature some of the stunning brands available from Carla’s Style for Women including Vigorella, Valia, Betty Basics, Drama, Front Page and Adrift.

    The school’s P and F will take home 10 percent of all sales on the day.

    There will be a huge array of prizes available on the day including Vigorella, Valia and Betty Basics outfits as well as a Simply Silver pendant, a silk scarf a wallet and dinner for two at Lot 31.

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Apr
21
  • ‘World of difference’ between Syrians to be resettled in Australia and those on Manus Island and Nauru: Tony Abbott

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    Prime Minister Tony Abbott met with PNG Prime Minister Peter O’Neill in Port Moresby Papua New Guinea before attending the Pacific Islands Forum on Thursday. Photo: Andrew Meares Prime Minister Tony Abbott (centre) at the Pacific Island Leaders Forum. Photo: Andrew Meares
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    Prime Minister Tony Abbott after the leaders photo for the Pacific Islands Forum in Port Moresby, PNG. Photo: Andrew Meares

    Syrian refugees in Australia – where will they go?Australia to extend bombing raids deep into SyriaComment: At last, PM’s actions match words  

    PORT MORESBY. Tony Abbott has declared there is a “world of difference” between refugees from Syria and Iraq who will now be resettled in Australia and those from the same countries and have been languishing in detention for more than two years in Papua New Guinea and on Nauru.

    The Prime Minister said he was very encouraged by the “big-hearted, generous response” of the Australian people to the government’s decision to accept 12,000 refugees from the Syrian conflict.

    While these people had sought refuge near Syria’s borders, Mr Abbott said those on PNG’s Manus Island and in detention on Nauru had “done a deal with people smugglers to go way beyond the country of first asylum”.

    “We will never ever do anything that encourages the evil trade of people smuggling and all of those who have come to Australia by boat are here as a result of people smuggling,” he said.

    Refugee advocates argue that asylum seekers should not be treated according to the way they fled persecution and that the international protection system would break down if all countries adopted the Australian approach.

    Mr Abbott was speaking after meeting with PNG Prime Minister Peter O’Neill and thanking him for hosting the detention centre on Manus Island, where nearly 1000 asylum seekers remain in detention.

    He told Mr O’Neill Australia was “very grateful” for PNG’s assistance in “processing illegal boat arrivals”.

    Federal and state officials would meet early next week to discuss the mechanics of the resettlement of the 12,000 refugees, Mr Abbott said.

    The Prime Minister returns from Port Moresby to Canberra on Thursday night and will meet community leaders and service providers on Friday to discuss “exactly what we need to do to ensure that people coming to Australia from the conflict zone can swiftly and effectively integrate into our country”.

    Mr Abbott promised that Australia would cooperate with PNG authorities in the investigation of rape allegations against three Australians who left Manus island after the alleged incident took place last month.

    Mr O’Neill has backed the call by PNG police for the alleged offenders to be brought back to face questioning.

    “There are due processes of law and they must always be followed but crime is crime is crime,” Mr Abbott said.

    “Where there are credible allegations, they must be investigated. Where there is strong evidence, it should be prosecuted. Where people have done wrong thing, they should be convicted and punished.”

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