Archive for August, 2018

August 24th, 2018 by admin

New flavour twists on old favourites

What is your business and what’s unique about it?
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My business, Mistral Hill Country Kitchen, is a small selection of handmade products which includes My Favourite Dukkah;Daisy’s OrangeAlmond Liqueur Marmalade; Alby’sMaple Syrup Onion Marmalade; Dad’s Mustard Pickles; Gran’s Spicy Tomato Chutney; and Hot Lover’s Chilli Tomato Pickle. The products’uniqueness comes from the factthat they are my own creations or twists on old favourites, with flavour paramount. They are only sold locally in Tenterfield and through our website,梧桐夜网mistralhill-tenterfield南京夜网419论坛/

BUSY: Kathy Adams and husband Brett run Mistral Hill, which produces handmade country kitchen condiments and also offers self-contained accommodation.

Why did you get into this line of work?

Moving back to the country and wanting to pursue my passion for delicious food and cooking.

NEW TWISTS: Kathy Adams says flavour is paramount in her country kitchen goodies and that her products are new twists on old favourites.

What do you find most and least satisfying about it?

The most satisfying aspectis the joy you give to people. The least satisfying part is standing on my feet for long periods of time.

What do you think is the biggest challenge and opportunity in your industry?

[People being aware] that you get what you pay for and tobuy local. Getting the word out about our business and products.

What are you most proud of in your work?

I’m proud of my creations and their quality. They arehandmade from fresh produce in season which, where possible, is sourced locally.

Who do you most admire?

I admire all those women on the land who do everything with love and dedication. I grewup on a property near Barraba and watchedmy mother grow all her own vegetables and fruit to feed a family of five children. The orange marmalade is named after my mother.

What is your favourite time of the day?

I love afternoons with our beautiful sunsets.

What is your favourite invention?

I would have to say my favourite invention is mystove -I wouldn’t be without it.

What do you love to do in your spare time?

I enjoy entertaining with the best of friends and family.

The final word:

Be happy, love life, and ‘drink and eat with a grateful heart’.

August 24th, 2018 by admin

Turning ideas into reality

Dan Tehan
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TWO major south-west community projects are set to become a reality following federal government grants totalling $1.08 million.

The upgrade of facilitiies at Mortlake’s DC Farran oval into a multi-purpose community facility and the construction of the Australian Kelpie Centre at Casterton will proceed after getting grants from the federal government’sNational Stronger Regions Fund.

The Mortlake project received $350,000 from the fund while the Kelpie Centre got $658,230.

Mortlake project committee chair Mick Murphy said he was “absolutely delighted’ about the grant.

Mr Murphy said the two-year project had received great support from Moyne Shire Council, which contributed $280,000 and Member for Wannon Dan Tehan.

User groups, western Victorian philanthropic groups and generous companies and individuals wouldcontributethe remainder of the estimated $830,000 project cost.

Mr Murphy said the project would upgrade the social area at the oval’s rooms, including its kitchen and bar, along with its dressing rooms and toilets, to make them attractive not only for sports functions but also for community and corporate events.

“We want to turn it into a regional hub,” he said.

The project would also provide a indoor space for sports such as cricket, netball and football, Mr Murphy said.

Glenelg Shire Council chief executiveGreg Burgoyne said the $1.5 million purpose-built Kelpie Interpretive Centre woulddrive tourism and economic activity in the region.

Apart from the federal grant, the council will contribute the remainder of the cost.

The kelpie centre willreplace the town’s dated visitor information centre. It will not onlytell the story of how the kelpie breed became Australia’s favourite working dog but also detail the town’s rich pastoral and indigenous heritage as Victoria’s first European inland settlement.

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August 24th, 2018 by admin

McLaren to coach Saints again

TOP JOB: Koroit defender Chris McLaren will coach the Saints in 2017. Picture: Amy PatonNEW Koroit coach Chris McLaren expects to lead the Saints from the sidelines in 2017.
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The five-time Koroit premiership player returns to the Hampden league powerhouse’scoaching hot seat after a four-year break, replacing Adam Dowie.

McLaren, who missed the Saints’ third straight flag last month through injury, said he was content with leading from the bench.

“I’m undecided but it’s unlikely I’d say,” he said of playing on.

“Soft tissue injuries are getting to me a bit and I think it’s much easier to coach and not try to play.

“I think our list is deep enough, strong enough and will be going well enough that I don’t have to.”

McLaren coached the Saints in 2011-12 and has remained in leadership roles since through TAC Cup North Ballarat Rebels and as Hampden interleague mentor.

The challenge of leading Koroit to a fourth straight premiership is one the key defender has embraced.

“I have always enjoyed coaching. When I did it the first time we had a strong side the first year and a big turnover the next year and it was a bit of a battle,” McLaren said.

“I thought it was time the club had a freshen up and it was great the club was able to get Adam.

“Clearly they are big shoes to fill but the key to it is not to try and be Adam Dowie.

“His record stands alone. Everything we do will have his fingerprints on it but it’s important to try new things as well.”

McLaren is confident the Saints can remain a force in the Hampden league.

“Wehad 16 guys in the premiership team 26 or younger,” he said.

“(Plus) Blair McCutcheon had an unbelievably good start to the season and Tom Lynch played every game in a premiership game the year before and missed with a foot injury which he’ll have an operation on in the off-season.”

McLaren said his older brother Joe and ruckman Ethyn Zimmer –two of the Saints’ most experienced players –had indicted they wouldplay on in 2017.

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August 24th, 2018 by admin

2016 QRRRWN Strong Women Leadership Awards finalists announced

Award winners at the 2015 QRRRWN conference. Queensland Rural Regional and Remote Women’s Network (QRRRWN) this week announced the finalists in their annual ‘Strong Women Leadership Awards 2016’.
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21 finalists have been selected from some tough competition across the state.

The winners in each category will be announced at the 2016 QRRRWN Conference Gala Dinner in at the Roma Explorer’s Inn on Friday night.

QRRRWN President Alison Mobbs said the primary aim of the Awards program wasto encourage women to identify and celebrate the strengths they contribute to their rural, regional and remote communities through their participation in professional, business, community sector or volunteer activities.

“This recognition encourages others to step up to the challenges of leadership and realise the value and importance of celebrating what we do as women in rural, regional and remote areas, sometimes in very trying circumstances,” she said.

“It is a way of lifting women up to see that what they are contributing is important and that their story is worth sharing as it not only benefits them, but impacts others as well, with many inspired by the role models these women become through this process of recognition and celebration of their achievements.

“QRRRWN has also provided a series of professional development webinars to all entrants in the program as part of our ‘strong women, strong communities’ philosophy.

“Long term partner Amanda Stein from Panda Pearls and State Members Ann Leahy and Ros Bates will be on hand to present trophies and prizes to the winners on the night.

“It is tremendous to see the Queensland Government through the Department of Communities committing sponsorship towards the youth awards category. This is terrific recognition for the amazing young leaders emerging from rural, regional and remote areas.”

Finalists in each category are:

1. QRRRWN Woman of the Year

Kristy Sparrow (Alpha) and Emily Martin ( St George)

2. QRRRWN Small Business of the year

Julie Brown (Longreach) and Sandy McLean (Rockhampton)

3. Professional Woman of the year

Kayleen Freeman (Nanango) and Lisa Hutchinson (Bowen)

4. QRRRWN Leadership award

Jane Williams (Barcaldine) and Lorraine Crothers (Dirranbandi)

5.QRRRWN Volunteer of the year

Danielle Butler (Blackall) and Leanne Kruss (Dimbulah)

6. QRRRN Story Teller of the year

Alyssa Venning & Amanda-Lyn Pearson (The Crack up sisters) (Winton) and Ainsley McArthur (St Lawrence)

7. Inspirational Woman who has paved the way for future generations

Dianne French (Toowoomba), Joy Denton (Injune)

8. QRRRWN Young Woman with vision

Carmel Sowden (Kingaroy)and Robyn Sawtell (Nanango)

9. QRRRWN Young Woman with a plan

Jessica McNamara and Jamie Lee Barron ( both from Nanango)

10. Young RRR Woman of the year

Jessica Kerr (Brisbane) , Andrea Crothers ( Longreach) and Jane White (Charleville)

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August 24th, 2018 by admin

Summer season underway

Stan Payne
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The first round of the summer season of Ararat City Tennis Club’s Wednesday night tennis competition was played on Wednesday.

Despite the rain over the last month, tennis courts were in good condition allowing plenty of aggressive strokes to be made.

Mike Connellan’s team, Fosters Mensland, won by 13 games despite the best efforts of Simon Barr for Gasons.

Barr has been practising all winter at Yalla Y Poora to reach a peak for this comp.

Carl Barry and Zac Louder won a crucial match 10-3 to get Fosters off to a good start.

Rural Steel had a tight win over Nick Bush’s J Ward.

Nick won two of his three sets against Ben Hartwich, the millionaire.

A key player for Rural Steel was Nathaniel Kuchel, another member of the young brigade of fast developing players.

KFC fell to Ricky Ralph Painting by 12 games.

Although KFC led by three games after the first two sets, Ricky Ralph then won the next four sets to get across the line.

Neil Blizzard and Tim Hartwich had a big win, 7-2, for KFC, but that was the end of the night for KFC as John Hannett and Tom Guthrie went on to win all their sets.

In the fourth match for the night, Marx Metal lost by 14 games to Mitre 10.

Stan Payne sparkled as he took over the net with his long reach, often intercepting shots when he had no right to be near the ball.

For Marx Metal, Chris Hartwich cut off a lot of balls at net wrongfooting Mitre 10’s number one on numerous occasions.Marx Metal 20 lost to Mitre 10 34. R. McGregor/ E. Bush 4 lost R. Thomas/ S. Payne 6. C. Hartwich/ P. Hartwich 4 lost S. Jardine/ A. Conboy 6. R. McGregor/ C. Hartwich 5 d. R. Thomas/ S. Jardine 4. E. Bush/ P. Hartwich 2 lost S. Payne/ A. Conboy 6. R. McGregor/ P. Hartwich 2 lost R. Thomas/ A. Conboy 6. E. Bush/ C. Hartwich 3 lost S. Payne/ S. Jardine 6.

KFC 24 lost Ricky Ralph 36. G. White/ W. Jerram 4 lost J. Hannett/ T. Guthrie 6. N. Blizzard/ T. Hartwich 7 d. A. Drosg/ A. Kalluri 2. G. White/ N. Blizzard 3 lost J. Hannett/ A. Drosg 8. W. Jerram/ T. Hartwich 4 lost T. Guthrie/ A. Kalluri 6. G. White/ T. Hartwich 3 lost J. Hannett/ A. Kalluri 6. W. Jerram/ N. Blizzard 3 lost T. Guthrie/ A. Drosg 6.

Rural Steel 37 d. J Ward 34. B. Hartwich/ P. Goudie 4 lost N. Bush/ W. Gason 8. G. Bush/ N. Kuchel 7 d. J. Toner/ P. Bush 6. B. Hartwich/ G. Bush 4 lost N. Bush/ J. Toner 8. P. Goudie/ N. Kuchel 9 d. W. Gason/ P. Bush 2. B. Hartwich/ N. Kuchel 6 d. N. and P. Bush 5. P. Goudie/ G. Bush 7 d. W. Gason/ J. Toner 5.

Fosters Mensland 34 d. Gasons 25. M. Connellan/ S. Allen 3 lost G. McInnes/ S. Barr 8. C. Barry/ Z. Louder 10 d. B. McInnes/ A. Ghazal 3. M. Connellan/ C. Barry 7 d. G. McInnes/ B. McInnes 4. S. Allen/ Z. Louder 5 lost S. Barr/ A. Ghazal 6. M. Connellan/ Z. Louder 5 d. G. McInnes/ A. Ghazal 4. S. Allen/ C. Barry 4 drew S. Barr/ B. McInnes 4.

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