• A T20 blast hits Jindabyne

    Date: 2019.01.20 | Category: 南京夜网 | Response: 0

    More than 150 Jindabyne school children enjoyed themselves at the Milo T20 Blast day held last week.JINDABYNE’S John Connors Oval played host to the Milo T20 Blast junior cricket last week.
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    It was one of biggest days of cricket in years in Jindabyne with Cricket NSW and Cricket ACT showcasing the Milo T20 Blast junior form of the game to more than 150 local kids.

    The youngsters from 7-12 years-of-age had a blast with nine games running simultaneously in the T20 format, resulting in many children having a go and displaying great form.

    With music blaring it was not just spectacular catches that caught the attention of everyone involved but also stylish dance moves and plenty of handstands and cartwheels.

    This exciting form of the game has been developed to get everyone involved. Teams of eight rotate around the field allowing everyone to have a bowl. Batting pairs stay in for two overs regardless of getting out and rotate around constantly so everyone can have a hit.

    Jindabyne is looking to establish a “Blast Centre” in early February for eight weeks for any juniors that may be interested. Games are not longer than 90 minutes and the kids will learn some great skills including, teamwork, communications and sportsmanship.

    Any interested parents are welcome to contact Matt Lowe at the Jindabyne Cricket Club on 0404 010 008 for more details or information.

  • DON’T LET MY SON DIE: A mother’s desperate plea

    Date: 2019.01.20 | Category: 南京夜网 | Response: 0

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    A BATHURST mother has spoken out about her frustration at trying to find help for her drug-addicted adult son.

    The mother fears the 29-year-old will be dead within weeks if she cannot find a local treatment place for him.

    She said he had already attempted to take his life once and she was at her wits’ end trying to access support through local rehabilitation units that were already full to capacity.

    Ms Smith (not her real name) said she was speaking up not only for her son’s sake, but for the sake of all local families that were battling the drugs scourge.

    Her son had been working in the mines at Singleton up until a month ago, but he had returned to her home in Bathurst as his life spiralled out of control.

    She said she had no idea until recently just how bad his drug-taking had become and her son was now taking a potentially deadly cocktail of drugs including methamphetamine, amphetamine, heroin, methadone and over-the-counter medications such as codeine.

    “He thinks he is being clever because he smokes it rather than inject,” she said. “I just don’t know him any more.”

    Ms Smith said her son had recently become a father, but was about to lose his job, his home and possibly his relationship.

    He was admitted to Bloomfield Hospital in Orange after attempting suicide, but was released just days later. Since then, Ms Smith has been desperately trying to have him admitted to a rehab unit, but so far without success.

    “I’ve tried [the residential rehab service in] Canowindra but they can’t take any more and Cowra is full,” she said.

    “The other problem is, the psych wards say he has a drug and alcohol problem while the drug and alcohol units say because he tried to take his life it is a mental health problem. It is just so frustrating, I just don’t know what to do next.”

    Western NSW Local Health District integrated mental health, drug and alcohol services director Jason Crisp yesterday confirmed that demand for local services was greater than available resources and the problem was only getting worse.

    He said the health service in recent yearshad seen an increase in people seeking treatment for crystal methamphetamine, though alcohol remained the primary drug of concern locally.

    “The Health District does its best to provide access to appropriate drug and alcohol treatment, but at times demand for services is greater than what we can provide with available resources,” Mr Crisp said.

    “We are excited about a recent NSW Government announcement of a four-year, $11 million package of enhanced service delivery, policing, education and community effort to combat the impact of crystal methamphetamine on individuals and the community.

    “As part of the government’s commitment, a Request for Tender invited submissions for non-government providers to propose service enhance-ments of up to $350,000 per year, per site, in three rural Local Health Districts, including the western region of Western NSW.”

    Mr Crisp confirmed there was currently a waiting list for drug and alcohol counselling treatment services in Bathurst and people on the waiting list were offered weekly group therapy sessions.

    He also said local patients might have to travel to other areas of the state to access treatment.

    “We are always concerned when there are situations of distress for families of people with drug and alcohol issues and understand their frustration when they feel there is inadequate access to appropriate treatment,” Mr Crisp said.

    “If families or clients are dissatisfied with the initial response to a request for treatment or service, we encourage them to talk directly to the manager of the service so that all options can be discussed and a support plan put in place.”

    The Western Advocate agreed not to publish the mother’s real name out of concern for the wellbeing of her son.

    Anyone who needs help can contact the Lifeline 24-hour phone counselling service on 13 11 14.

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  • Forbes four to tackle triathlon

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    Ready to tackle the Forster Half Ironman event this weekend are (l-r) Trevor Williams, Andy Hardy, Nick Turner and Nick Field.Forbes electrician Trevor Williams admits he is a bit nervous ahead of his first attempt at an endurance triathlon this weekend.
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    Trevor is one of four Forbes men who is tackling the Forster Half Ironman event on the state’s North Coast on Sunday.

    While he has been training for the last 14 weeks for the 1.9km swim, 90km bike ride and 21km run, he isn’t sure how he’ll cope with any of the three distances, let alone the combined 113km journey.

    “I haven’t done any of those distances individually, let alone one after the other,” Trevor said yesterday.

    Trevor is a keen cyclist and regularly covers 90km in group rides, but he says Ironman cycling is considerably harder, with rules stipulating no group riding.

    He has been training with Nick Field, Nick Turner and Andy Hardy, who have each completed several triathlons of this distance.

    Nick Turner says he believes Trevor will cope well, despite his nerves. However he said it was a brave act to tackle his first half Ironman at 53.

    “It’s reasonably straight forward to do any one of these three legs in isolation but when you combine them all on the one day then you are looking at a completely different set of cards, and for this reason I dip my lid to ‘Wompy’ as getting into a multi discipline endurance sport in the second half of life takes plenty of will power, determination, courage and self belief,” Turner said.

    Trevor said he had been encouraged by his training partners, but also by his local cycling mate, Marco Carelli, no stranger to endurance events himself.

    “The best advice I’ve had is from Marco who just told me not to get caught up in the excitement and let the adrenaline take over. He said ‘just go easy, easy, easy and get to that finish line’,” he said.

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  • Portrait winner to be named tonight

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    Jacquie Knorr’s portrait is one of many entered in the Olive Tree Portrait Competition, to be announced tonight at 6.30pm.
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    The Olive Tree Portrait Competition will be announced tonight, Friday, November 6, in Batemans Bay.

    “This is a ‘not to be missed’ event for allartists,” organiser Chrissy said.

    “We have almost 40 portraits to celebrate at theaward presentation at the Treeon Friday night.

    “Everyone is encouraged to come along and support our local talent, to see who is winning awards and to clink glasses with other creatives.”

    In other news from the Olive Tree, the arthouse’svery last Artist of the Month,Jacquie Knorr, will be presenting her art works throughout December.

    Everyone is encouraged to goalong to support Jacquie’s first ever Olive Tree exhibitionon Saturday,December 12 from11am.

    You will have the chance tomeet Jacquie, hear about her artistic journey and see for yourself some of her spectacular, unusual and inspiring works.

    All this is happening at The Olive Tree, 10Beach Road,Batemans Bay.

    Support for local artists is very much appreciated.

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  • Pony Club riding high after 50 years

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    Forbes Pony Club members in the late 1960s.Forbes Pony Club are celebrating their 50th anniversary this Saturday with a special event to mark the milestone.
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    All past and present pony club members and their families are invited to attend the celebration on Saturday, November 7 at the Forbes Pony Club grounds in Forrester Street from 5.30pm.

    The Forbes Pony Club has been an equestrian institution for the Forbes community and this year proudly marks its 50th anniversary.

    The club was officially formed on September 10 1965 with approximately 25 people attending the meeting.

    The club colours were white shirt, lemon tie, brown riding cap and jodhpurs.

    As per an excerpt from an article in the Forbes Advocate, Friday October 15, 1965:

    ‘The Forbes Pony Club, formed recently, has started a drive for more members.

    “As long as they have an animal to ride, any people interested may join the club,” the secretary Mr Sid Collits, said yesterday.”

    Membership is not limited at this stage only to those who have ponies.’

    These days the club consists of 71 members, 39 of these are competitive riding members aged 25 years and younger.

    The uniform has changed since 1965 to its now iconic red jumper, tartan tie, white shirt and red saddlecloth.

    The club can also boast that it has a famous former member, David Cameron, who is now hailed two-time Australian Show Jumping Champion.

    Dave has graciously taken time out of his campaigning to come along to the 50 year celebrations and will say a few words regarding his journey from a Forbes Pony Club member to current Australian Champion.

    His amazing career serves to highlight what can be achieved from the grassroots of the pony club movement.

    A barbecue will be held on Saturday with soft drink and dessert provided. BYO alcohol and nibbles.

    More information is on the 50 Year – Forbes Pony Club Facebook page, which has an array of old photos and information.

    Any photographic or pony club memorabilia that can be copied or photographed for use on the page and at the 50 year celebration would be much appreciated.

    For more information contact Forbes Pony Club secretary Juliet Hodder on 0417 805 678.

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  • Man arrested for domestic assault

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    POLICE have arrested and charged a 31-year-old from the Murray Mallee region with property damage and three counts of aggravated assault.
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    On Tuesday,police were called to a house following reports of a domestic disturbance.

    As well as facing serious charges, the man was issued a Police Interim Intervention Order (PIIO)which provides further protection for the victim.

    These orders provide police with greater powers to take immediate action to protect individuals and their families not only from physical violence – but also threatening and controlling behaviour.

    The arrested man, who can not be identified for legal reasons,was refused police bail and will appeared in the Murray Bridge Magistrates Court on Wednesday.

    Do you know of someone involved in a violent domestic relationship? Don’t turn a blind eye, ask the right questions, listen to those who need to talk, do not accept the view of those who would be flippant about the issue. Call police immediately on 131 444 or 000 in emergencies.

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  • Three in a row for Jindy

    Date: 2018.12.20 | Category: 南京夜网 | Response: 0

    Jindabyne bowler Nick Hind celebrates a wicket.
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    Jindabyne defeated Dalgety by 5 wickets

    THE Jindabyne Cricket Club is sitting pretty atop of the Monaro District Cricket Association A-Grade competition following their third straight win to the season.

    With Snowy River Shire bragging rights on the line, Jindabyne headed to Dalgety to take on last season’s runners-up.

    Under a heavy sky at the Dalgety Showground, Dalgety made a bright start with Les Taylor (23) playing some good shots while Iain Elliott played his best knock of the season to top score with 78 not out.

    Some quick runs from Aron Rogers (27) and Jake Hedger (23) saw the Dalgety side post a challenging 5/193 with wickets shared between the Jindabyne bowlers.

    Simon Partell continued his fine start to the season and was arguably the pick of the bowlers with his 1.29 off nine overs.

    The total 193 wasn’t quite enough as new Jindabyne cricketer Callan Andrews opened up with a patient (28) before Chad Stevens (48) and Tyler Greening (76*) put on 107 for the fourth wicket to see Jindabyne sneak home with three overs to spare.

  • Harvest hopes hinge on forecast rain

    Date: 2018.12.20 | Category: 南京夜网 | Response: 0

    The region is bound for a better-than-average harvest, if conditions stay dry enough to harvest the crops.In a year of extremes for the grains industry, much of New South Wales is expected to achieve a better harvest than the previous two seasons according to a new report into Australian grain production.
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    Local farmers were anxiously watching the skies yesterday afternoon, with a lot of canola windrowed on the ground, barley crops ready for harvest and wheat less than two weeks away.

    Walkers AGnVET agronomist Matt McCrae said there was potential for a good crop, but it was impossible to forecast with the current weather situation.

    “At the moment, with the cloud in the sky, everything’s in limbo,” he said yesterday.

    “It could all have changed within 24 hours.”

    AgriWest agronomist Guy Webb agreed.

    “We had an excellent sowing window and a good solid winter,” he said.

    “We got good growth, but Spring was a pinch with that short burst of hot weather that took a bit of yield off.

    “In general we could expect an average and above average yield, but we are right on the precipice with this chance of rain.”

    The 2015 National Crop Update, prepared by Rural Bank’s market insights resource, Ag Answers, reveals that overall national grain production is expected to be slightly higher than last year due to an increase in the production of legume crops, with wheat production forecast to grow by three percent and barley by 12 percent, while canola production is predicted to fall by 14 percent.

    The report presents forecasts for the 2015 New South Wales cropping season based on climatic conditions and reviews recent trends in grain prices, as well as the financial and export performance for wheat, barley, canola and other crops.

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  • Regional outreach program honoured

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    Regional outreach program honoured High honour: UWA Deputy Vice-Chancellor Alec Cameron accepts the Higher Education Equity and Opportunity Award in Sydney.
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    TweetFacebookThe university of Western Australia has won The Australian Financial Review’s inaugural Higher Education Equity and Opportunity Award for an innovative program that works with 52 partner schools across Western Australia.

    Aspire UWA is an outreach program that encourages students from low socio-economic, Indigenous and regional backgrounds to access the lifelong benefits of higher education.

    Manager Louise Pollard said the program has engaged more than 40,000 students, teachers and families in its activities since its inception in 2009.

    The UWA program has three essential components: a core learning framework for Year 7-12 students delivered by Student Services; an outreach program delivered by the School of Indigenous Studies; and a pathway program for disadvantaged students delivered by the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences.

    Participants are engaged in campus, school and community-based activities to enhance their academic achievements and to provide a successful transition to university life.

    “It is an honour to receive this prestigious award, which recognises the hard work and dedication of the whole Aspire team,” Ms Pollard said.

    “It is a celebration of everyone’s contribution to the program’s success. Together with our student ambassadors, supporters across the university and our partner schools, we are inspiring students to aim high and realise their university dreams,” she said.

    Aspire UWA is also grateful for the generous support received from the Australian Government, the Alcoa Foundation, Mineral Resources and individual donors.

    UWA Vice-Chancellor Paul Johnson described the win as a tremendous achievement.

    “This is very well deserved recognition for the whole team on the transformative work that Aspire UWA does right across the state,” he said.

    The AFR Awards were announced at a gala dinner in Sydney.

  • Letters – November 6, 2015

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    Ned’s step in right direction The floating river lantern, Clara’s Dream, did Workability art crew ARTZILLA proud at Riverlights on Friday, October 30.
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    A significant step has been taken that will boost our pride in our local heritage.

    I refer to the Eurobodalla’s new Heritage Advisory Committee, whichwisely recommended that two of Bateman’s Bay’s oldest historic buildings, formerly known as Ned Kelly’s Bargain Store, located at 5-7 Clyde Street, be “listed” by the council,to recognise their historical importance now and into the future.

    Eurobodalla communities should be encouraged by that The Clyde River and Bateman’s Bay Historical Society will now be directly involved and work with Steve Halicki, the council’s Strategy and Heritage Planner and members of the heritage committee to ensure that these buildings will not be demolished.

    A special thank you to to Jenny Butt for focusing the spotlight on these important buildings that could soon become a major tourist attraction if refurbished as an historic display centre.

    Jenny and significantly wise others have saved the historical Francis Guy residence and store built in the 1860s for future generations. Thank you.

    Peter CogganMalua BayA dream come trueOn Friday night, CLARA’S DREAM floated by an estimated 8,000 people on the banks of the Moruya River, along with other lanterns.

    I have had the pleasure of working with the makers, ARTZILLA, Workability’sart crew, for the past three months every Wednesday and on many weekends.

    I have worked in the arts all my life and this project has been one of the greatest highlights for a couple of very special reasons.

    For one, the community spirit, that joy of working together with so many people who were justfaces on the street before. Now we know each other so much better.

    I wish the rest of the world could be like this.

    A big thank you to Bruce Reid, from Bay Removals, who gave over his huge shed as a workshop. He may not have known what he was in for, but his generosity made many people’s dreams come alive.

    To Danielle and Doug Williams, who put this together and stayed calm and dedicated to the very end, we say thank you so much. I know all those schools who worked with Robbie and Darryl Cruse on the Rainbow Serpent are also saying their big thanks.

    These people are all volunteers. This is grass-roots, creative arts at its very best, with people from all walks of life getting together to create something beautiful to share with the wider community.

    This is why I choose to live on the South Coast. Forget the hiccups – remember the joy on the faces of the creators and remember that amazing glow of creativity that flowed down the river.

    It was stunning.

    Steve FoxBrouleeAmalgamation a non-issueTo amalgamate or not is the flavour of the month in local political circles, but really is a non-issue.

    No quantified information has been supplied supporting the notion of amalgamation by eitherthe State Government or its local proponents.

    If, for residents, there are any savings or othertangible benefits worth more than their local identities, let’s see them published.

    The Government is offering to pay amalgamating councils some of the costs ofamalgamation, to give additional grants for new infrastructure (not their ongoing costs ofmaintenance and depreciation), to make borrowing more from Tcorp easier and to havesimplified Special Rate Variation applications.

    These offers are being made to councils whoare mostly deemed to be unfit for the future. How could they responsibly afford to enter intosuch commitments?

    “Don’t you worry about that!” said Joh!

    The NSW Government, from its Fit for the Future process, saidEurobodalla, BegaValley and Shoalhaven shires were individually fit for the future, that there was no benefit seenfor these councils to amalgamate, and that they should be left to stand alone. That shouldbe end of story!

    Palerang and Queanbeyan to our west have both been deemed to be “unfit” by the NSWGovernment and the tribunal recommended that these two councils should amalgamatewith each other.

    Again, that should be the end of the story for us.

    Some groups and individuals, perhaps with hidden agendas, have raised various prospectsof Eurobodalla amalgamating with Palerang and/or Queanbeyan without any evidence toshow that any of the three councils would be better off.

    While we might well sympathise withtheir residents facing unwanted amalgamation, their unfit predicament is not and need notbecome our concern.

    Jeff de JagerCoilaPlease take careI would like to highlight to your readers that 993 people have drowned in a river, creek or stream in the past 13 years.

    This makes rivers the leading location for drowning in Australia.Most alarming is that almost three quarters of people who drowned in rivers, were close to their home and a majority were male.

    So why are so many drowning in our local rivers?The still surface of a rivergives a false sense of security. You can’t see ice cold water, snags like tree branches or strong currents.

    Justin Scarr

    Royal Life Saving Society

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