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September 20th, 2019 by admin

Rewards given to race’s best dressed

BIG PARTY: People from Crystal Brook and Whyalla travelled to Burra for the festival last year. Event organisers say they expect bigger crowds in 2016. ADVERTISING FEATURE

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What you wear to the Burra Picnic Races might garner you a prize.

The event is hosting a Fashion on the Field competition, where people can strut their stuff and show off their threads.Categories for the competition are best dressed male and best dressed female.

Two hampers valued at $50 each,kindly donated by Pretty Rustic,will be given as prizes.

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Top Crop Seed CleanersCMV Truck SalesSolar Water PumpsBurra Discount TyresBullrush Clothing CompanyA panel of judges will cast their eyes over the candidates. On the panel will beJodie Quinn from Pretty Rustic, and Burra Picnic Race Club committee members Emily McLeod, Jess Henderson and Sam Quinn.

The judges will select their top 10 male andtop 10 female contestants from the crowd throughout the day.

Following a parade, the winner will be announced at 2pm.

Event organisers say dress accordingly, as it could potentially be very hot.Thistle Bedsis a dusty place, so sensible foot wear is a must.

Organisers said everyone has their own individual sense of style, which absolutely adds to the atmosphere, action and excitement of the day.

They look forward to seeing everyone there, wearing a dress and fascinator or suit and tie, or the more traditional RM Williams boots, jeans and an Akubra.

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LOTS OF FUN: Nathan Lambert, James Wardle and Luke Kapitola had a fantastic weekend out at the Burra Picnic Races in 2015. Akubras are encouraged.

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September 20th, 2019 by admin

Stawell legend Ravelo dies, 73


Stawell Gift legendJean-Louis Ravelomanantsoa​, died last month aged 73.

Ravelomanantsoa​ who was affectionately known as Ravelo was the first person ever to win the iconic race from the scratch mark.

Current Stawell Athletic Club committee member and junior starter of the 1975 Stawell Gift carnival Murray MacPherson recalls the day the race changed forever.

“It was a shocking day at Stawell, it was cold, wet and windy, but I had a close view of the race from the starters point,” MacPherson said.

“Jean-Louis looked confident after his semi, but no one had ever come close to winning from the back mark. He ran 12 seconds dead and won by half a metre or so.”

Ravelo defeated pre race favourite Peter Marks and third placed Murray McGregor.

Ravelo who hailed from Madagascar was a three time Olympian and his country’s greatest ever sprinter.

Twenty five years on from his victory he returned to Victoria for a hall of fame dinner held at Rod Laver Arena.

Having ran just once at Stawell he never defended his title, but he still goes down as one of the greats.

He was one of six runners inducted into the hall of fame on that evening.

When Stawell Gift celebrated 125 years of racing it was a unanimous decision that Ravelo was the greatest ever moment in Stawell Gift history.

“In my eyes it is still the greatest run we have ever seen at the Stawell Gift,” MacPherson said.

“I had the privilege of being there for both Ravelo’s win and Josh Ross’ scratch win some 30 years later. Ravelo set the bench mark for back markers.”

Ravelo has sadly passed, butMacPherson believes his legacy truly will live on forever.

“The crowds were much bigger back then, but Ravelo created more interest on that day than anyone has ever done before and people will be forever talk about the 1975 gift winner,” he said.

MacPherson was a head starter for 11 years from 1995-2006.

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September 20th, 2019 by admin

Jacobi’s super season

On the burst: Jacobi Shaw (ball) makes a bust during a Mustangs match this year. Jacobi said his favourite players are Swans stars Luke Parker and Dan Hannebery.Manning Valley Mustangs tyro Jacobi Shaw has been recognised for an outstanding season by being named thebest and fairest playerfor the entire North Coast AFL under 11s competition.

Jacobi’s individual award highlighted a positive inauguralyear for theMustangs, who entered an under 11s and 13s side in the North Coast AFL.

Jacobi, 11, was one of the team’sshining lights.

Making Jacobi’s achievement more impressive was the fact that it was the first time he had played competitive football,although he had competed in Auskick programs for several years, winning Auskicker of the year in 2014.

“I learned new things every week,” Jacobi said of the step up to competitive footy.

The Chatham Primary School student said he “always loved playing AFL”.

He plays cricket as well and reasons that the two sports compliment each other with their emphasis on catching and hand-eye co-ordination.

Jacobi usually plays ruckman but also spent time as a forward and a defender.

He said he wasn’t sure how many goals he kicked this year, which is a good indication that it was a fairly successful season in front of the sticks.

His performances were good enough to catch the eye of representative selectors, with Jacobi chosen alongside his Mustangs teammate Cooper Daniel in the Mid North Coastunder 13 side, which played in a Northern Coast representative carnival.

Jacobi’s efforts throughout the year were recognised with him being named the Mustangs 11s best and fairest player as well, although he says awards aren’t his main motivation.

Jacobi goes up for a mark.

“I’m happy to get awards, but if someone else gets them I know they deserve it,” he said.

The tearaway was an interested spectator in the 2016 AFL grand final between the Western Bulldogs and the Sydney Swans, who he barracks for.While disappointed the Swans didn’t get up, he said the Bulldogs “deserved to win”.

At 11, Jacobi is already a strong advocate forAFL in the region.

“I’d like to encourage people to give AFL a try.I really like it, I’m not changing (sports) anytime soon.”

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September 20th, 2019 by admin

October in the garden

SPECTACULAR: Magnolias have been spectacular this year after our wet and mild winter. Picture: Liz ChappellGardens across the New England are on the cusp of a remarkable spring after an unseasonably wet and relatively mild winter. Have you noticed already how much taller the stems are on the first flowers of hellebores and daffodils?

Our garden is colder than most, being very close to the river, so many spring delights like camellias and magnolias, already fading in warmer gardens, are just reaching their peak, and fingers crossed, will escape a late frost.

We rarely see October through without at least a couple of frosty nights though. So I follow the old advice of not planting out tomatoes until after Melbourne Cup Day. That also applies for petunias, marguerite daisies and any potted plants that have been raised in warmer areas.

Many of the exotic plants and bulbs we grow have their origins in Mediterranean climates where winters are typically wet and summers hot and dry, more like south-eastern Australia than the New England. This damp winter has suited them well. Deep soil moisture will give new shrubs and trees a great start too.

I’m especially thrilled to find that several favourite plants I thought had succumbed to the extended dry weather last autumn are now springing back to life. Once of my favourite cranesbill geraniums, G. Mrs H D Maddox, which is fully herbaceous, has reappeared and some clematis, including the lovely double purple C. Kiri te Kanawa, have healthy new shoots after looking most dejected a few months ago.

JOBS THIS MONTHPruning is an ongoing task in a large garden. Now is when we tackle the hedges and evergreen shrubs. Our large Leyland cypress hedge is starting to look a bit shaggy so a tidy up now will keep it in shape until after Christmas. Most of the common evergreens used as hedges and structural shrubs: Elaeagnus, Pittosporum, Escallonia and Euonymous to mention just a few, benefit from a light prune now and another shape up in mid-summer.

Modern and floribunda roses will have fresh new growth after pruning in August. But if you didn’t get around to that, don’t stress. They will flower anyway and you can prune instead of dead heading after their first flowering. Many old fashioned and heritage roses, however, are a different matter. Those that only flower once, such as the damasks, gallicas, spinosissimas (Scot’s roses) and many rugosas should only be pruned after flowering. Our rugosa “Vanguard” was missed last summer and is now as tall as the garage. Its lovely double apricot blooms will be out of sight, but I will cut it down to size later.

GARDEN VISITINGVisiting other gardens in our area is one of the best sources of new ideas for plant choices and design inspiration. Usually the garden owners are very happy to chat with visitors and share tips. Some also have plant stalls. We have a fine array of garden events coming up in the district.

October 7 and 8 (Friday and Saturday): Stanthorpe Garden Fest. Plants, Landscaping supplies, crafts. (07)46811363.

October 29 and 30. Invergowrie Homestead, Armidale. Sesquicentenary garden opening proceeds benefit Heritage Rose Garden at Saumarez Homestead, also open same weekend. Contact: Australian Garden History Society, 67750046

November 7 and 8. St Peter’s Gardens Armidale. Ten gardens in and around Armidale.

November 19 and 20. Glen Innes Anglican Church Garden Tour. Four of the district’s finest gardens.

Walcha garden festival. Contact Walcha Visitor Information Centre 67742460.

Liz Chappell is author of “Celebrate the Seasons: Garden memoirs from New England” and former regional coordinator for Australia’s Open Garden Scheme. 苏州美甲培训lizchappell苏州美甲培训419论坛

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September 20th, 2019 by admin

Horse lovers left high and dry

NO TIME TO SHINE: Well-known show horse competitor and 2010 Garryowen winner Sara Love, of Corowa, says it has been nearly impossible for riders to obtain qualifiers for the big royal shows this season.

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It would be fair to say the gloss has well and truly worn off –orshould that bewashed off –the show season this year.

Relentless rain has forced the cancellation or postponement of dozens of horse events at agricultural showsacross the region.

The cavalcade of floats (and associated occupants) that usually pours in to showgrounds and ovals at many smalltowns isnoticeably absent this year –and with it a huge chunk of a show’sdollars and atmosphere.

Corowa’sSara Love, a40-year veteran of the show horse circuit, says the big wet isfinancially “crippling” many show societies.

The annual Corowa Show, originally scheduled for tomorrow, is yet anothercasualty of the big wet with the event postponed untilSunday, November 27.

However Ms Love will help run the show’shorse classeson Sundayin a bid to help riders gain qualifiersfor the 2017royal shows.

The well-known showand dressage competitor said it had been nearly impossible to work or prepare horses for this show season.

Couple this with the fact show after show hadcancelled its horse events due to water-logged grounds, and the entire season hadproven a bit of a washout, she said.

“Not everyone has an under-cover arena–minehas been under water for four months,” Ms Love said.

“It’s hard to get the horses’coats right andyou also haveassociated health problems such as hoof abscesses, greasy heel and colds.”

JUMP TO IT: Border Districts Showjumping Club will run a last-minute event today at AWEC in the wake of so many classes being cancelled at local agricultural shows.

Ms Love said thetypical season,fromAugust toearly November, usually saw hundreds of interstateand local ridersembark on a “run” taking in up to a dozen shows.

Three shows were cancelled or postponed last weekend, whichimpacted entries at Walbundrie Show.

But the effects are morewide-reaching for shows already struggling to stay afloat, Ms Love said.

The long-time Corowa Show supporter said there was increasing pressurefrom cheaper and more accessible online entertainment.

“The days of going to the show as a family are almost a thing of the past,” she said.

“When you factor in the cost of entry,rides, food and showbags, it becomes a pretty expensive day out.”

Ms Love said peopleoften failed to realise the months of preparation carried out bya smallband of volunteers.

Pavilions and sheds need to be cleaned and maintained and people like Corowa Show Society secretary Jan McKenna have to collate and organise exhibit entries in everything frompaintings through to preserves.

Ms Loves firmly believes an injection of interest –and participation –from young people is the vital ingredient in resurrecting theheady heydays of the country show.

“Local school children should be involved in the pavilions, with entries from their cooking classes ortrying to grow the biggest pumpkins for the vegie section,” she said.

“It is only throughmaintaining community connections that we can generate the interest and support needed to savethese shows.”

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August 20th, 2019 by admin

Industrial action suspended

STRIKE: 180 Port Augusta Hospital nurses and midwives have suspended industrial action.Around 180 Port Augusta basednurses and midwives have suspended industrial action across SA Health and other public sector services.

Previous industrial action included social media campaigning and wearing campaign t-shirts.

They joined Nurses and Midwives across South Australia on September 30after receiving an offer from the South Australian government addressingtheir enterprise bargaining claims.

The new offer includesapay increases of 2.5% each year which will see South Australian nurses amongst the best paid in Australia.

Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) SA Branch CEOElizabeth Dabars welcomed the progression.

“We are pleased the SA Government has approved an offer that appears to deal with the substantial issues raised,” she said.

“As a sign of good faith, our Bargaining Committee and Executive have agreed to suspend our industrial campaign whilst we check the details of the offer and iron out any last matters.”

It followsnurses and midwives at Port Augusta Hospital and Regional Health Servicestartingindustrial action on Monday September 26 after apay and conditions dispute with the state government.

Ms Dabars said the ANMF SA Branch is delighted the offer addressesall of the key issues members have been campaigning for including:

improved minimum staffing levels – particularly for aged care beds in country health services;changes to classification structures that will improve career development for enrolled nurses in particular;increased support for professional development and workforce renewal strategies which shouldhelp new graduates obtain work and allow experienced nurses and midwives to mentor them as they prepare to exit the workforce themselves;provision of additional incentives to nurses and midwives when offered separation packages;restoring paid overtime and related conditions for middle level nurses undertaking clinical activities after hours; andMs Dabars said the checking process should be completed early next week after which time the ANMF (SA Branch) Executive will make a recommendation to members on a final response to the offer.

That will be determined through a vote of all public sector nurses in the coming weeks.

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August 20th, 2019 by admin

Letter: Smoking

I write in the hope to achieve greater consideration from local smokers.

Having spent most of my life in this area, I remember a time when going to a local event be it private, community or a music festival was not synonymous with standing in a cloud of second hand smoke. By and large smokers would leave an area, have a cigarette and return to the group, but these courteous days seem to be over in Bellingen.

The last fouror fiveevents I have been to in Bellingen have had me and my kids leave smelling like we spent our time in the smoking section of some seedy bar. Smokers are now standing in food lines surrounded by families, puffing away; participating inkids activities smoking; sitting only a few metres away in large groups right next to food being served and dancing to music in front of stages while smoking both day and night.

I support an adults right to smoke if they want to – but please respect mine not to. Even conservative medical organisations contest that second hand smoke causes morefrequent and severe asthma attacks, respiratory infections, ear infections, and sudden infant death syndrome and that there is no safe level of exposure. Newer research is also highlighting the dangers of third hand smoke (the toxic and hard to remove residues left over on surfaces from smoking).

I ask that other non-smokers please speak up when smokers light up near you, food or kids and ask them to leave the area while imbibing. Let’s remind people that it is unacceptable.

I ask that smokers return to a more courteous behaviour.

I ask that event organisers make it clear where smoking is and isn’t acceptable, so event goers don’t have to take on groups unsupported.

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August 20th, 2019 by admin

A long wait is over for Windsor

BATHURST Cycling Club hasproduced one of its best ever performances at theNational Road Cycling Masters with five different medallists in the road race events.

Mark Windsor,Stacey Fish,Jim Lavis,Bruce Goddard andRosemary Hastings showed why the Bathurst club should be considered a force to be reckoned with thanks to their strong performances at Griffith.

Windsor was the pick of the bunch with not only a gold medal in the men’s masters six (MMAS6) road race but also the overall championship for his age group.

Lavis(MMA8) also picked up an overall champions jersey thanks to his consistent performance across the three racing disciplines –a second, third and fourth.

It ends a long hunt for Windsor in his quest to win anoverall champion’s jersey at Masters Nationals.

“I’ve won the road race in the past but it’s about trying to get the results across all the different events and I’ve never been able to get that champion’s jersey before,” he said.

“I’ve been trying hard for many years to get that jersey. It was very satisfying to win.”

Windsor producedan impressive breakaway winin the road race to win by 22seconds overSouth Australian pairing Douglas Berry and Martyn Hughes.

With many eyes watching his every move Windsor had to be careful in picking the right time to make his movein the 70 kilometre event.

“I get pretty well marked so I’ve got to do a lot of attacks, a lot of which are dummy ones. If I can get away I know I’ve got the best time trialling ability in the field, so if I do they’ve got to work hard to get me back,” he said.

“It was all about trying to build that gap before the final climb …so I made the move about 15km out from the finish and it stuck.”

Windsor’s sixth in the criterium and third in the time trial were good enough for him to claim the champion’s jersey.

Fish (WMA3)and Lavis picked up silver medals in theirroad races while Goddard (MMA7) and Hastings (WMA8) found bronze.

Windsor said the Bathurst contingent should be incredibly proud of their achievement.

“To have five separate medallists in the road race is amazing for Bathurst,” he said.

“They’re a quality group who all have the experience to be up there. Everyone was quite supportive of each other and everyone went out there with the right attitude.”

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August 20th, 2019 by admin

Show does not go on in this wet

Walbundrie Show 2015The cancellation and postponementof dozens of agricultural shows across the region is placing anenormous economic and emotional strain on country communities, a show stalwart has claimed.

Walbundrie Show Society president and newly electedGroup 8 Riverina chairman Max Webb said this year’songoing wet weather had dampened theviability of many country shows.

Gate takings this year were probably half what they usually were atWalbundrie-traditionally one of the district’s biggest shows, Mr Webb said.

One of the biggest impacts was felt in the horse events, with the showjumping cancelled and numbers well down in the hackrings due to the cancellation of horse events at other shows in the lead-up to Walbundrie.

However numbers were still “aboveexpectations” given the heavy downpours in the preceding week.

“We had 90mm in an hour on the Wednesday of the Henty Field Days,” Mr Webb said.

He added Walbundrie’s ovalheld up remarkably well thanks to itssandy, loamy soil, which kept the surface fairly firm.

Other towns across the regionhave not been so fortunate, prompting the cancellation or re-scheduling of their show’shorse events.

“I went out to Culcairn and the oval was really wet so they didn’t run the horse rings because the ground gets too chopped up,” Mr Webb said.

“It does detract from the overall atmosphere when there is a big empty hole in the middle of your grounds.”

“Extensive flooding has also limited road access to many showgrounds, discouraging would-be visitors.”

Rising insurance premiums coupled with ongoing maintenance costs are already stretching the viability of many shows, according to Mr Webb.

“When you add in thisyear’s wet weather then income does not meet costs,” he said.

“There are flow-on effects to the community – it does affect morale and people are worried about what the future holds.

“If this rain keeps up, farmers won’t be able to get on their canola to windrow; theground is too heavy.

“I think it’s time the rain took a bit of a spell.”

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August 20th, 2019 by admin

Centenary of 1918 secures $50k for RSL

GOULBURN Mulwaree Council has voted to give the local RSL Sub Branch $50,000 to assist with planning for AnzacDay and Remembrance Day services in 2018.

SIGNIFICANT MOMENT: Cadet Under Officer Elijah Fernance during last year’s Anzac Day centenary commemoration in Goulburn.

In the initialletter to the council requesting the funding, Goulburn RSLSub-Branch secretary Mal Ritchie said in 2018the branch was proposingto stage a similar event to that heldin 2015, which markedthe centenary of the Anzac landings.

The letter saidthis event wouldcommemorate the end of WWI and that it wouldhappen onAnzac Day,2018.

“This year being the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI will obviously be a bigger than the usual commemoration, and we certainly appreciateassistancetowards the costs,” Mr Ritchie wrote.

“We arebeginning to plan for 2018 and this would be a load off our back regarding funding,” the letter said.

At Tuesday night’s meeting, the council voted to allocatethe $50,000 in the 2017/18 budget to assist with these commemorations.

At the meeting, Goulburn Muwlaree general manager Warwick Bennett confirmedthe expenditure would assist to televisethe 2018 Dawn Service into Belmore Park.

OnThursday,Goulburn RSLSub-Branch president Gordon Wade thanked the council for giving the RSL Sub Branch the funding.

“Theplan is to hold fitting events to commemorate the centenary of the ending of WWI in 2018,” Mr Wade said.

“We have started planning it, but there is a fair bit to do so,this grant will be very helpful to us to stage the event.

“Noting that 2018 is the centenaryof the cessation of WWI, weintend to duplicate the service that was held on Anzac Day in 2015, whereby the Dawn Service on Rocky Hillwillbe transmittedontoa large screen in Belmore Park.

“We are very appreciative for council’s contribution to assist with this. Wehope this money will also assist us with the Remembrance Day service, which will also be asignificant event that will be held on Rocky Hill in 2018.”

In 2015, the centenary of Anzac Day drew massive crowds into Belmore Park and onto Rocky Hill for the Dawn Service. It was the first time that the service had been televised to the park. There was also a moving sunset service onRocky Hill.

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