Sandhurst Campaspe Goldfields netball tournament: Photos

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Sandhurst Campaspe Goldfields netball tournament: Photos St Mary’s Primary Vs Echuca Primary. Picture: GLENN DANIELS
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St Mary’s Primary Vs Echuca Primary. Picture: GLENN DANIELS

St Mary’s Primary Vs Echuca Primary. Picture: GLENN DANIELS

St Mary’s Primary Vs Echuca Primary. Picture: GLENN DANIELS

St Mary’s Primary Vs Echuca Primary. Picture: GLENN DANIELS

St Mary’s Primary Vs Echuca Primary. Picture: GLENN DANIELS

St Mary’s Primary Vs Echuca Primary. Picture: GLENN DANIELS

St Mary’s Primary Vs Echuca Primary. Picture: GLENN DANIELS

St Mary’s Primary Vs Echuca Primary. Picture: GLENN DANIELS

Lockington Primary Vs St Augustines Kyabram. Picture: GLENN DANIELS

Lockington Primary Vs St Augustines Kyabram. Picture: GLENN DANIELS

Lockington Primary Vs St Augustines Kyabram. Picture: GLENN DANIELS

Lockington Primary Vs St Augustines Kyabram. Picture: GLENN DANIELS

Lockington Primary Vs St Augustines Kyabram. Picture: GLENN DANIELS

Lockington Primary Vs St Augustines Kyabram. Picture: GLENN DANIELS

Lockington Primary Vs St Augustines Kyabram. Picture: GLENN DANIELS

Lockington Primary Vs St Augustines Kyabram. Picture: GLENN DANIELS

Lockington Primary Vs St Augustines Kyabram. Picture: GLENN DANIELS

Lockington Primary Vs St Augustines Kyabram. Picture: GLENN DANIELS

Lockington Primary Vs St Augustines Kyabram. Picture: GLENN DANIELS

Lockington Primary Vs St Augustines Kyabram. Picture: GLENN DANIELS

Lockington Primary Vs St Augustines Kyabram. Picture: GLENN DANIELS

Specimen Hill Primary Vs Maiden Gully Primary. Picture: GLENN DANIELS

Specimen Hill Primary Vs Maiden Gully Primary. Picture: GLENN DANIELS

Specimen Hill Primary Vs Maiden Gully Primary. Picture: GLENN DANIELS

Specimen Hill Primary Vs Maiden Gully Primary. Picture: GLENN DANIELS

Specimen Hill Primary Vs Maiden Gully Primary. Picture: GLENN DANIELS

Specimen Hill Primary Vs Maiden Gully Primary. Picture: GLENN DANIELS

Specimen Hill Primary Vs Maiden Gully Primary. Picture: GLENN DANIELS

Specimen Hill Primary Vs Maiden Gully Primary. Picture: GLENN DANIELS

Specimen Hill Primary Vs Maiden Gully Primary. Picture: GLENN DANIELS

Specimen Hill Primary Vs Maiden Gully Primary. Picture: GLENN DANIELS

Specimen Hill Primary Vs Maiden Gully Primary. Picture: GLENN DANIELS

Specimen Hill Primary Vs Maiden Gully Primary. Picture: GLENN DANIELS

Huntly Primary Vs California Gully Primary. Picture: CRYSTAL SHAW-BECK

Huntly Primary Vs California Gully Primary. Picture: CRYSTAL SHAW-BECK

Huntly Primary Vs California Gully Primary. Picture: CRYSTAL SHAW-BECK

Camp Hill Primary Vs White Hills Primary. Picture: CRYSTAL SHAW-BECK

Camp Hill Primary Vs White Hills Primary. Picture: CRYSTAL SHAW-BECK

Camp Hill Primary Vs White Hills Primary. Picture: CRYSTAL SHAW-BECK

Camp Hill Primary Vs White Hills Primary. Picture: CRYSTAL SHAW-BECK

Camp Hill Primary Vs White Hills Primary. Picture: CRYSTAL SHAW-BECK

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BP recalls trucking fleet after fatal crash

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UPDATE 6pm: BP have pulled 20 trucks off Victorian roads after a triple fatality on Thursday morning.
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The vehicles will undergo maintenance over night.

A BP spokesperson said the company hoped all trucks would be back on the road by Friday morning.

EARLIER: OIL giant BP has pulled its trucks off Victoria’s roads after three people, including a young child, were killed when a petrol tanker rolled onto a car in the state’s north-east .

The crash happened about 9.30am on the Yackandandah-Wodonga Road in Staghorn Flat, about 15 kilometres south of Wodonga, on Thursday.

It claimed the lives of a 67-year-old Yackandandah woman in one car and a woman, 33, and a four-year-old boy, from Allan’s Flat, in a second vehicle, Victoria Police said.

Police believe that the petrol tanker was travelling south along the road when the trailer became detached as the vehicle went around a left hand bend.

Police have been told the trailer drifted across the roadway colliding with two on-coming cars.

Ambulance Victoria spokesman John Mullen said it appeared part of the petrol tanker had rolled onto the vehicle.

“A trailer has come away from the truck – it sounds like it’s a petrol trailer – and that trailer has rolled onto a car,” he said.

A BP spokesman said the company was “deeply saddened that there have been loss of life” and pulled its Victorian fleet off the road as a precaution.

“We can confirm that the incident did not result in the release of any fuel from the product tanker,” he said.

“In addition to fully supporting external investigations being conducted by the authorities as a matter of precaution, we have today recalled all of our Victorian trucking fleet.”

Local resident Jacqui Scott said the deaths would devastate the small community, which was still coming to grips with the deaths of two young local girls who were killed in a crash near the same stretch of road in January.

“It’s generally the locals using that road, so I was concerned it might have been locals involved and have been calling around neighbours,” she said.

Another car was involved in the crash but the passengers in that vehicle escaped injury.

Police said the truck driver, who was also not injured, was a local man, aged 50, and was helping with their enquiries.

The Major Crash Investigations Unit arrived at the scene mid-afternoon.

Police have asked that anyone who witnessed the crash to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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More roadworks at Fishpen, Merimbula

16/09/2018 // by admin

Expect more of this: traffic was backed up as far as the eye could see along Arthur Kaine Drive on Monday morning. Expect more hold ups this weekend following the emergency roadworks at the corner of Fishpen Road and Arthur Kaine Drive, Merimbula on Monday morning, August 4, in Merimbula.
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Commuters trying to get to work and school were delayed as northbound traffic was diverted off Arthur Kaine Drive into Dunns Lane and around Fishpen while traffic heading south was diverted into Fishpen Road exiting back onto Arthur Kaine from Dunns Lane. A break in the water main in the early hours of the morning at the entrance to the causeway bridge was the culprit.

Further emergency repair work including resealing the road will be undertaken from Saturday, August 9 until Tuesday, August 12between the hours of 6am and 6pm.

Council has said that the work will extend to Merimbula Bridge and the intersection will be under traffic control during this time with possible delays of up to 20 minutes.

Travellers can avoid potential delays by using the Millingandi bypass.

Council apologises for any inconvenience that this work may cause. For further information please contact James Downes on 0428 260 996.

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Beauty … the Huey’s primed for ‘take-off’

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FINISHING TOUCHES…Husband-and-wife team Richard and Marilyn Brine have given their time to help put the finishing touches to the room housing the Huey helicopter.
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THE Returned Services League sub-branch is putting the finishing touches to the new home of its prized 1970 Iroquois helicopter – better known as Huey.

Volunteers have been busy cleaning the huge glass-fronted room that houses the helicopter. The area has been dedicated to the Vietnam War era.

Sub-branch president Haydn Madigan said the helicopter would be complemented with a video screen showing footage of the Vietnam War as well as an honour wall of Vietnam

veterans with their “dog tags”.

He said there would also be a computer which would provide visitors with details about the names of the veterans and where and why they died.

Mr Madigan said the paved floor included a horseshoe design which featured the names of veterans.

“The reason we did this is that in Vietnam there was an area we fought in referred to as ‘The Horseshoe’,” he said.

“Outside this paved area there are other veterans featured on pavers who were involved in other conflicts as well as pavers with the names of civilians and businesses.”

He said pavers were still available to be bought until the opening of the new display on August 16. All money raised will benefit the sub-branch.

Mr Madigan paid tribute to the volunteers who have spent many hours helping the sub-branch – not only in the preparation for the opening, but the general day-to-day operations.

“We have museum volunteers who help us as well as bar volunteers,” he said.

“A lot of these volunteers are not veterans. They just want to be involved.

“We would not be able to do what we do without them.”

TRIBUTE TUNE AT CEREMONY

THE singer with folk group Redgum, well known for the song I Was Only 19, will perform the Vietnam veterans’ tribute tuneat the opening of the Huey Museum on August 16.

John Schumann was lead vocalist-guitarist when the band relea-sed the song in 1983.

Port Pirie’s Returned Services League sub-branch president Haydn Madigan said the opening ceremony would be at the Port Pirie Harness Racing Club car park on The Terrace, opposite the museum.

He said the opening, at 11am, would be a public event and would feature music by the Royal Aust-ralian Navy band.

Official unveiling of plaques would be performed by navy Rear Admiral Clint Thomas, Royal Australian Air Force Flight Lieutenant Robert Andrew MacIntosh and Victorian Cross recipient Keith Payne.

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Consistency key for Navarre

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CONSISTENCY is a must for Navarre as they enter the final three rounds of the Maryborough Castlemaine District Football League season.
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Navarre coach Daniel Parkin is looking for more consistency from his players.

With top spot secured, Navarre still have plenty of elements of their game to fine tune this week against Trentham, before commencing their run towards back to back flags.

Coach Daniel Parkin has instructed his players to continue doing what they have done for the best part of the year.

“It isn’t about changing anything drastically,” Parkin said.

“There are things we need to improve on and above all, we need to be more consistent.”

Injuries this season have made consistency a difficult task for the Grasshoppers, with young footballers coming in and out of the lineup.

Josh Fowkes is still one week away and Brent Flood will miss this week, but will be right to go against Maldon next week.

While the focus is heavily on Navarre to go back to back, there is no pressure internally.

“There is a lot of talk about us winning,” Parkin said.

“Our boys haven’t got too caught up in it all. I keep telling them it’s one week at at time.”

Tomorrow’s opposition Trentham have struggled in the back half of the season and shouldn’t trouble the Grasshoppers too much.

“It should be onesided, but stranger things have happened,” Parkin said.

“We are expecting it to be a wet, cut up, heavy deck.”

Navarre are coming off a bye due to the split round and Parkin feels as though his team has benefited from that week off.

“It is good to have that mental and physical break,” Parkin said.

“To be able to get away from football and refresh three weeks before finals is ideal.”

With no football last weekend their Thursday night training was long and strenuous with some players still feeling the pinch early this week.

Fitness will be one area they work on before they enter their finals campaign.

Parkin made mention of the standard of reserves and the pressure on the ‘lower’ senior players to perform.

“There are still finals spots up for grabs,” Parkin said.

“Some of the reserves players only need to string two or three good games together and they are a genuine chance.”

Navarre will travel to Trentham tomorrow with action scheduled to start at 2.20pm.

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CSG info session to be held at Dubbo

16/09/2018 // by admin

Community members are invited to a coal seam gas (CSG) information session to gather more details about CSG and the impact it has to rural towns and the environment.
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To be held at theDubbo RSL Memorial Club theatre on Sunday, August 24, at 1 pm, the session will provide participants with a wide range of information.

The session will include a screening of ‘Fractured Country: An Unconventional Invasion’, a documentary on Australian CSG.

There will also be guest speakers including President of the Great Artesian Basin Protection Group and Coonamble CSG action group, Anne Kennedy.

Megan Kuhn from Lock the Gate Alliance will also be attending, along with Jane Judd from Friends of the Pilliga and Coonabarabran Residents Against Gas (CRAG).

Once thesession has concluded an open meeting will be held to discuss the formation of a Dubbo CSG action group.

All interested people are welcome to attend.

There will also be an afternoon tea provided in the RSL terrace area.

Fore more information, Dubbo Field Naturalist and Conservation Society president Tim Hosking can be contacted at 0438600837 or on [email protected]

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Caring for the land

16/09/2018 // by admin

LANDCARE’S Mallee Sustainable Farming Inc, has been named as a finalist in the 2014 National Landcare Awards.
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In good hands: Mallee Sustainable Farming Inc members inspecting the crop sequencing trial at the 2013 Mildura Field Day at the Merbein South site.

Mallee Sustainable Farming Inc is one of 69 finalists in the running for the People’s Choice Awards and Sunraysia residents can have their say on who should be the winner.

The National Landcare Awards celebrate the passion and diversity of Landcare, a grass-roots movement of farmers and community volunteers who protect and restore Australia’s land and coast.

Thousands of Landcarers and groups across Australia contribute to the productivity of agricultural lands, food and the sustainability of food and water supplies and are providing a future for generations to come.

Mallee Sustainable Farming Inc was the winner of the Australian Government Innovation in Sustainable Farm Practices Award in the 2013 SA Landcare Awards.

It was established almost two decades ago to investigate and assist farmers in collaboration with Natural Resources SA Murray-Darling Basin, CSIRO, Rural Solutions and Agribusiness.

The mallee has about 1500 dryland farming families whose farming activities included cropping and livestock.

The group delivers research and extension services for low rainfall, dryland farmers in the cropping regions of South Australia, NSW and Victoria and operates more than seven million hectares.

For more of this story, purchase your copy of Friday’s Sunraysia Daily 08/08/2014.

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Photography competition: Let’s Eat

16/09/2018 // by admin

Would you like to win a set of four Miranda Kerr for Royal Albert cups and saucers?
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The Namoi Valley Independent and Royal Albert are giving away one of these beautiful sets as the prize in our Let’s Eat competition.

Ahead of our Tucker magazine that comes out before Gunnedah’s Annual Porchetta Day in September, we are holding a photography competition.

You need to take a great photo along the lines of the theme, “Let’s Eat”. This could be someone eating, beautiful food – even food growing!

Take your photograph and send it as a high resolution jpeg to [email protected]南京夜网.au before August 20 with a caption. Your photo might even end up on the front cover of the magazine!

There isn’t long, so get snapping!

Take a look at the set of Miranda Kerr for Royal Albert cups and saucers at www.wwrd南京夜网.au/royal-albert

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TOPICS – ICAC: The Movie casting call

16/09/2018 // by admin

The would-be all-star cast of ICAC: The Movie. ICAC: August 2014 archive Operation Spicer
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WITH studios surely fighting over the rights to ICAC: The Movie, we’re putting up our hands to cast it.

These are, after all, possibly career-defining roles for any actor. So this is a call for auditions, starting with:

Benicio del Toro as Joe Tripodi

The Latino star has the glint in the eye to portray the Labor powerbroker. Fittingly, he’s starred in Swimming with Sharks and The Usual Suspects.

Noah Emmerich (The Truman Show, The Americans) or Craig McLachlan as Andrew Cornwell

Affability? Check. Charisma? Check. The acting chops to portray a man who has swapped being a vet for the harsh realities of public life? Er, maybe.

Dennis Quaid as Tim Owen

You could cast either man as US President. Actually, we’d pay to see that.

Katie Holmes or Rose Byrne as Jodi McKay

Now there’s an Oscar up for grabs.

Shane Jacobson as Nathan Tinkler

Um, sorry Shane. Take it as a compliment to your acting range.

This leaves us with plenty of parts to fill, including Ian Macdonald, Geoffrey Watson SC, Jeff McCloy, Barry O’Farrell, Mike Gallacher, Eric Roozendaal and the potentially show-stealing Kate McClymont.

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TOPICS doesn’t get sent many musicals, but here’s one from Steven Moore of Mayfield. You can probably figure out which news story has grabbed his attention lately.

(Sung to the tune of My Favourite Thingsfrom The Sound of Music.)

‘‘Libs with donations and mayors with probations

Money that’s laundered and cash that is hoarded

Brown paper bags, tied up with strings

These are a few of my favourite things.

Cream-coloured Bentleys and gorgeous backpackers

Double paid staffers and property developers

Changing boundaries and electorate swings

These are a few of my favourite things.

Evidence tabled with text message exchanges

D*ckheads and deadbeats and all those fencesitters

Humiliated men who thought they were kings

These are a few of my favourite things.

When the dog whistles

When the ICAC stings

When they’re looking sad

I simply remember my favourite things

And then they just look so bad.’’

REPTILIAN ROMANCE: Mating king cobras. Picture: Gary Brown

COPPING flak from your cranky other half? Weirded out by their attempts at affection? Then imagine coming home to one of these frisky king cobras at the Australian Reptile Park.

Of course, in this analogy you’d be a cobra yourself and you’d both live in the snake enclosure – where mating season is in full swing.

A three-metre female and 3.6-metre male were ‘‘paired’’ yesterday, and here’s hoping they hit it off. The species is classified as vulnerable, with the population in Asia dwindling.

What does it look like when cobras mate? Well, the female turns blue, then the male spreads his hood with a deep, resonating hiss. And then …

‘‘The male rubs the bottom of his chin along various intervals of the female’s back in a curious twitching manner,’’ says a spokeswoman for the park in Somersby.

It goes on like this for a while, before things escalate. They’re typically done in an hour, at which point the female ignores the male and he’s returned to his enclosure.

Despite the unceremonious finale, Topics finds the reptilian romance kind of, well, tender. Squint at the photo (pictured), and that could be the pottery scene from Ghost.

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