Berry veteran takes hat-trick

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MENACING: Berry veteran Ted Street took a hat-trick against Bay and Basin on Saturday.
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BERRY-Shoalhaven Heads veteran Ted Street lived out every bowlers dream by taking a hat-trick on Saturday.

The skipper achieved the feat during his side’s nine-wicket win over Bay and Basin at Zealand Oval.

Street took 3/15 from four overs as Berry dismissed Basin for 138, with Lachlan Woolley (2/25) and Peter Richardson (2/18) also doing some damage.

The only two to get going for Basin were Marcus Lamb (50 not out) and Joe Parkes (40).

Berry made light work of the total, polishing off the runs in 27 overs, for the loss of just one wicket.

Richard Ingle (71 not out) and Peter Richardson (51 not out) did the job with the bat for Berry.

Over at the Added Area, Nowra Green had their 10th consecutive win in their top of the table clash with Shoalhaven Ex-Servicemen.

Nowra made a big total of 6/257 from their 40 overs, with Gary Smallwood (89) and Geoff Rumble (88 not out) scoring the bulk of the runs.

Michael Mills was the pick of the bowlers for Ex-Servos with 3/34.

Ex-Servos were gallant in their reply, but eventually fell 15 runs short when they were bowled out for 242.

William Economos Continued his good form with the bat with 69, Scott Cusack made 48, while Michael Mills remained not out on 33.

Geoff Rumble led the way with the ball for Nowra with 4/29, while Justin Rumble and Cody Smallwood each took two wickets.

The match between Ulladulla United and Nowra White at Ulladulla Sports Park was washed out.

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Archival Revival: Bathurst streetscapes

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Archival Revival: Bathurst streetscapes Aeroplane view of Bathurst, 1924. Photo: Gregory, Albert E./ Bathurst Regional Council.
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All Saints Anglican Church, date unknown. Photo: Gregory, Albert E./ Bathurst Regional Council.

Bank of Australasia, date unknown. Photo: Gregory, Albert E./ Bathurst Regional Council.

Basset bike shop, 1913. Photo: Gregory, Albert E./ Bathurst Regional Council.

Bathurst News Co. building, date unknown. Photo: Gregory, Albert E./ Bathurst Regional Council.

Bathurst Times office, 1914. Photo: Gregory, Albert E./ Bathurst Regional Council.

The Bathurst Presbyterian Church, date unknown. Photo: Gregory, Albert E./ Bathurst Regional Council.

Boer war memorial, 1910. Photo: Gregory, Albert E./ Bathurst Regional Council.

Braemar, Keppel Street, 1922. Photo: Gregory, Albert E./ Bathurst Regional Council.

Brown, cottage, 194 Peel Street, date unknown. Photo: Gregory, Albert E./ Bathurst Regional Council.

Bushells Tea advertisement on the building of Mrs Hudson’s, Grocer and fruiterer, date unknown. Photo: Gregory, Albert E./ Bathurst Regional Council.

Former Church of England cathedral, date unknown. Photo: Gregory, Albert E./ Bathurst Regional Council.

Methodist Church on William Street, date unknown. Photo: Gregory, Albert E./ Bathurst Regional Council.

The City bank, date unknown. Photo: Gregory, Albert E./ Bathurst Regional Council.

38 William Street, 1912. Photo:Heritage Study Photograph Collection, Bathurst Regional Council.

55 George Street, corner of Durham Street, 1910. Photo:Heritage Study Photograph Collection, Bathurst Regional Council.

55 -61 William Street, 1910. Photo:Heritage Study Photograph Collection, Bathurst Regional Council.

55 -61 William Street, 1910. Photo:Heritage Study Photograph Collection, Bathurst Regional Council.

63 George Street, date unknown. Photo: Heritage Study Photograph Collection, Bathurst Regional Council.

64 William Street, early 20th century. Photo: Heritage Study Photograph Collection, Bathurst Regional Council.

65 George Street, 1912. Photo: Heritage Study Photograph Collection, Bathurst Regional Council.

91 George Street, 1912. Photo: Heritage Study Photograph Collection, Bathurst Regional Council.

Grotenfent’s butchers, 95 – 97 George Street, circa 1912. Photo: Heritage Study Photograph Collection, Bathurst Regional Council.

The Bathurst Exchange, William Street, 1923. Photo: Heritage Study Photograph Collection, Bathurst Regional Council.

The Bathurst Exchange building, William Street, 1923. Photo: Heritage Study Photograph Collection, Bathurst Regional Council.

The corner of George and Howick Steets, 1902. The Bathurst Exchange William Street, 1923. Photo: Heritage Study Photograph Collection, Bathurst Regional Council.

Diocese of Bathurst Chancery, 100 George Street, date unknown. Photo: Heritage Study Photograph Collection, Bathurst Regional Council.

Edinboro Castle hotel, William Street, 1917. Photo: Heritage Study Photograph Collection, Bathurst Regional Council.

Grand Hotel (now demolished) on the site of the Knickerbocker Hotel 144 William St, 1919. Photo: Heritage Study Photograph Collection, Bathurst Regional Council.

King’s Parade, looking south to the site of the Carillon War Memorial, 1907. Photo: Heritage Study Photograph Collection, Bathurst Regional Council.

The Methodist Hall, William Street, 1866. Photo: Heritage Study Photograph Collection, Bathurst Regional Council.

The Royal Hotel, 108 William Street, 1920. Photo: Heritage Study Photograph Collection, Bathurst Regional Council.

The Newmarket Hotel, 86 William Street, 1890. Photo: Heritage Study Photograph Collection, Bathurst Regional Council.

Western Advocate building, unknown date. Photo: Central Western Image Library.

101 George Street corner of Howick Street, 1924. Photo: Heritage Study Photograph Collection, Bathurst Regional Council.

102 William Street, 1924. Photo: Heritage Study Photograph Collection, Bathurst Regional Council.

113 – 123 George Street, 1938. Photo: Heritage Study Photograph Collection, Bathurst Regional Council.

127 – 129 William Street, 1923. Photo: Heritage Study Photograph Collection, Bathurst Regional Council.

107-11 George Street, 1920. Photo: Heritage Study Photograph Collection, Bathurst Regional Council.

George Street, 1947. Photo: Heritage Study Photograph Collection, Bathurst Regional Council.

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Father/son team our sporting heroes

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Brett (left) and Hamish Dobie stop at the Naracoorte Caltex (formerly Scott Petroleum) depot in Naracoorte to collect their Scott Petroleum Sportsperson Of The Year award from Caltex commercial business manager Troy Henschke earlier this week.FATHER and son team Brett and Hamish Dobie have collected the Scott Petroleum Sportsperson Of The Year award.
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Team Dobie was the October Sportsperson Of The Month following their great showing at the Bulk Nutrients Elite Sidecar Motocross Titles in Horsham.

The team finished with a third placing and a potential European trip as a result.

As winners of the Sportsperson Of The Year the Dobies received a $100 voucher from Scott Petroleum Naracoorte (now Caltex).

“It’s good recognition,” Brett said, thanking Scott Petroleum for the sponsorship.

“It (sidecar motocross) is not such a high-profile sport.”

The sidecar season is over for now with the Dobies taking a well-earned break, but they expect to fire back up in the new year.

In the last weekend of April the sidecar spectacular is on in Naracoorte, a popular event which the Dobies are expected to feature highly at.

Hamish said he and his dad travel a lot for the sport and appreciate any help they can get.

“We are always looking for any sponsors ( big or small) that would like to jump on board and support our racing seasons,” he said.

“We usually race all over SA and western Victoria, and also if the chance to go overseas to race comes our way will be chasing some sort of help as it will be an expensive trip!”

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World leaders show their support for Australia after Sydney siege

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US Secretary of State John Kerry says “our friends in Sydney are especially on our minds,” and has offered to assist Australia as investigations continue into the fatal siege in which two hostages were killed.
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Speaking in London, Mr Kerry said the United States’ own “face to face” experiences of “horrific violence” on home soil meant Americans could empathise with Australians.

“We know in a very personal way what our ally Australia is going through at this very moment. And we grieve with Australia and with the families of all those terrorised, injured, and killed,” he said.

Mr Kerry on Tuesday phoned Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, who was dining with the Autonomous Bougainville Government in Papua New Guinea at the time.

He said he told her United States stands ready to provide “whatever appropriate assistance we can as Australian authorities determine the facts of the case, assist the victims, and hold accountable anyone and everyone responsible for this act of terror”.

Ms Bishop told Fairfax Media that Mr Kerry expressed his “deepest sympathies to the victims and their families” and “solidarity with the Australian people as our nations stand against extremism and terrorism”.

Ms Bishop said she had also received calls and messages of support from foreign ministers around the globe.

Appearing at a Common’s committee hearing in London, British Prime Minister David Cameron began by paying tribute to the victims and the heroism of the two victims, Lindt cafe manager Tori Johnson and lawyer Katrina Dawson, both of whom are reported to have saved fellow hostages lives with their actions.

“In Australia, tales of extraordinary bravery and sacrifice are now being told about what happened in that cafe. That is what we would expect from the people of that remarkable and great country,” he said.

“Our thoughts are with them,” Mr Cameron told MPs.

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in a series of tweets that he had spoken to Prime MInister Tony Abbott also on Tuesday night. Had a telephone conversation with PM @TonyAbbottMHR on the hostage crisis in Sydney. — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 16, 2014

He appeared to credit Mr Abbott’s “leadership” with resolving the hostage situation, which ended with police storming the Lindt cafe after gunfire was heard as hostages tried to escape as the gunman Man Haron Monis reportedly began to fall asleep. Appreciated PM @TonyAbbottMHR’s leadership that led to resolving of the crisis & release of the hostages, which included 2 Indians. — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 16, 2014 We continue to monitor the situation in #Sydney closely. I’ve been in touch with @JulieBishopMP and expressed our thoughts and prayers. — John Baird (@Baird) December 15, 2014This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on 老域名.

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Plans to build 20-storey tower at Bella Vista

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Olympic figure skating dreams: Brianna Webster (front) in 2013 with fellow Norwest Figure Skating Club members. Picture: Carlos FurtadoTHE Hills Council has approved a plan that would see the demolition of Sydney Ice Arena, to make way for a 20-storey retail and residential unit complex in Norwest Business Park.
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‘‘I’d like to see this ice skating retained but I’m not sure we have the right to tell the owner [Hillsong] what to do with their site,’’ Cr Ray Harty said.

The planning proposal for 11-13 Solent Circuit, Baulkham Hills, is for a mixed-use development with 240 dwellings and about 6000square metres of commercial floor space.

It includes a voluntary planning agreement to secure a financial contribution to local infrastructure, including the replacement of three Norwest Boulevarde roundabouts with traffic lights.

‘‘I’ll be voting to extend the life of the ice skating rink,’’ Cr Mike Thomas said.

Also voting against the motion, Cr Peter Gangemi said Norwest Boulevarde was the worst road in The Hills and already crossed several ‘‘grade F’’ intersections. Solent Circuit runs off Norwest Boulevarde.

Cr Alan Haselden also voted ‘no’.

Cr Robyn Preston said: ‘‘If you’re going to place high-rise, this is the place to do it. [It] is permissible within the zoning.’’

A council report said the state government’s North West Rail Link Structure Plan outlines a vision for future development around the rail station of up to 30 storeys.

‘‘This is lower,” Cr Ryan Tracey said.

Cr Ray Harty questioned whether they would be having this debate if there wasn’t an ice rink ‘‘to tug on the emotions’’.

The council received 63 individual submissions.

Concerns were raised over the loss of a recreational facility, including requests to relocate or retain the ice arena.

Harold O’Brien of Baulkham Hills told councillors last council meeting, ‘‘our children won’t have a place to skate or exercise’’.

He said local children, schools, as well as national and international athletes, skated and competed there.

Submissions also addressed concerns with the building height, over-development, the bulk and scale of the project, privacy/overshadowing, and traffic congestion.

Some called on the council to restrict the commercial uses to offices only.

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The View: Doctor’s call welcome gift for season

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Old favourite: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.Television is, as you would expect from a medium that forms the cornerstone of so much family life, a sentimental beast around the holiday season.
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The Christmas to New Year period might be frustrating for viewers, with first-run and big-name productions taking a break in the non-ratings period, but it’s also when old favourite shows turn up like clockwork.

There will be the Christmas episodes of series long since axed, movies we’ve seen a dozen times but will happily sit through again, and of course that new tradition, the Doctor Who special. This year that’s being used as a chance for The Doctor (and his writers) to tie up loose ends left from the final episode of this season.

The last time we saw him, The Doctor (in his Peter Capaldi incarnation) had bravely said goodbye to his latest companion, Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman), after watching her lose the love of her life in a battle against the Cybermen. As happens in his universe.

All was maudlin but well, as the credits rolled … until Santa (played by Nick Frost) showed up.

“You know it can’t end like that!” he shouted. “She’s not all right and neither are you. Now tell me, what do you want for Christmas?” And for fans left disappointed by Clara’s exit, the answer was: “Exactly this.” It’s an example of at least one network realising Christmas can be a time for the sentimental repeats but doesn’t need to be a TV wasteland.

There’s no doubt this episode would rate well any time of year but the ABC is following the BBC’s lead and getting it to air as soon as possible for the fans (fans likely to go to the internet were the episode delayed). Hopefully that spirit will catch on and the other free-to-air networks will realise that offering up the occasional Christmas gift could help keep their audience happy. And if not, there’s always that screening of National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation to look forward to.

Merry Christmas!

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‘Immoral’ aid cuts see Australia hit a record low for generosity to world’s poor

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Global scrooge: Treasurer Joe Hockey’s budget has slashed foreign aid by $3.7 billion. Photo: Andrew Meares

World Vision chief: Tim Costello says the aid cuts are “immoral”. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen

Australia has transformed into the global Scrooge just in time for Christmas, with spending on foreign aid set to plunge compared to other wealthy industrial countries.

An analysis of Treasurer Joe Hockey’s $3.7 billion cut to the aid budget announced on Monday – on top of the $7.6 billion cut in May – reveals that Australia’s generosity towards the world’s poor will fall to an all-time low.

Australia will soon devote a paltry 22¢ cents in every $100 of national income to foreign aid – less than half the amount spent by the Coalition government more than 40 years ago.

The scale of the aid cut has been largely overshadowed by the siege in Sydney in recent days but has nonetheless generated alarm in charity circles.

Aid groups have decided to rush forward a planned online campaign sponsored by the charity foundation of Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates in the hope of shaming the government into reversing its decision.

World Vision chief Tim Costello has branded the government’s aid cuts “immoral” and warned Australians must question their values as a nation.

An analysis of Mr Hockey’s mini-budget by former AusAID chief economist Stephen Howes reveals the cuts to aid are the largest ever, reducing the budget by 33 per cent over four years.

“Cut any other government program by a third and there would be a huge outcry,” Professor Howes told Fairfax Media on Wednesday.

“Especially if it was something that affected the poor, there would be protests about fairness.”

But the aid cuts in May caused barely a ripple in terms of public anger.

Polls suggested slashing foreign aid was the most widely supported measure of a generally unpopular budget – even among Greens voters.

But aid groups hope to turn this attitude around, with a website and social media campaign under the hashtag #SaveAustralianAid to estimate the cost of the cuts vaccinations, education and maternal health in the region.

The government has defended the cuts as necessary to balance the budget and offset spending on defence and national security measures.

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop directed blame toward Labor, saying the reduction in aid spending was a “direct consequence” of blocked budget measures in the Senate

But Professor Howes said a debate was needed about why the government had broken a promise to maintain aid spending, and why helping the poor now seems expendable.

In figures published on the DevPolicy commentary website Professor Howes has charted Australia’s spending on aid as a percentage of national income over the past four decades.

This measure is generally regarded as a more accurate reflection of a nation’s generosity and allows for comparisons with other countries.

The figures show under the McMahon conservative government in 1972 Australia spent 45¢ out of every $100 on aid, rising briefly to 47¢ under the Whitlam government before a mostly steady decline.

Aid spending reached a low point in 2000 before the Howard government began to ramp up the program in its final years in office – an expansion that dramatically increased under the Rudd/Gillard governments.

Both sides of politics had committed to a 50¢ out of every $100 target for aid spending until 2012 when Labor cut back on aid in a bid to achieve an overall budget surplus.

The aid program also came under heavy criticism for growing too quickly, contributing to multilateral funds such as the World Bank rather than programs in the immediate neighbourhood, and paying expensive consultants.

But the funds devoted to aid have fallen off a cliff since the Coalition took office and abolished the former stand-alone agency AusAID as one its first acts in office, merging the staff with the Foreign Affairs department.

Professor Howes said Australia will drop from 13th to 19th in the generosity stakes compared to other industrial nations.

But Ms Bishop said Australia will remain the 10th largest donor in the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development in 2015-16 and  deliver a program to reduce poverty and enhance stability in the region.

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Russia’s rouble collapse to drag down Australian dollar

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The Russian rouble crisis has set off spectacular moves in currency markets and paved the way for a fresh four-year low for the Australian dollar as the rout in commodity prices proves unrelenting.
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In moves that will be greeted with relief at the Reserve Bank of Australia, the local currency fell below US82¢ to touch US81.66¢, its lowest level since June 2010, putting a US70¢-handle in sight before the end of this year. Australian 10-year bonds rallied, causing yields to fall to the lowest level since July 2012 at around 2.8 per cent.

The Russian currency has fallen around 15 per cent this week, defying an emergency rate hike from Russia’s central bank which raised interest rates to 17 per cent from 10.5 per cent. That failed to stabilise the rouble and the losses continued in trading on Tuesday night bringing emerging markets and commodity currencies down too.

The foreign exchange crisis in Russia follows a collapse in energy prices, hurting energy exporters which are refusing to cut their output to arrest the plunge. Oil is hovering around five-year lows, extending this year’s slide to more than 40 per cent. Other commodities were pummelled too including iron ore, down to $US68.58.

Stephen Halmarick, Colonial First State Global Asset Management’s head of investment markets research, said the turn in Russia’s economic fortunes highlight the risks to the global economy in 2015.

“These big moves in markets can have flow-on effects across the world. If you’re an energy exporter you’re going to face a much more difficult time in 2015. If you’re an energy importer your outlook is brighter,” he said. “The Russian economy was in a pretty fragile state before the oil price started falling given the sanctions. On top of that you’ve got a major collapse in their major commodity export.”

Mr Halmarick agreed there was no doubt the RBA would be encouraged by the weakness in the Australian dollar but it may end up negating the need for further easing next year. “As the RBA’s pointed out before, interest rates are actually declining. You’d have to imagine there’s another round of reductions in fixed rate lending coming,” he added.

Martin Whetton, ANZ’s senior rates strategist, predicted Australian commonwealth government bonds yields were headed towards 2 per cent. His bullish conviction was sealed by the events of the past few weeks including the commodity price rout, fragile emerging markets economies and investor flows. “If you have a risk-off event where [emerging markets] and high-yield and equities get torched because the Fed raises rates, well people go and buy bonds.”

He questioned the consensus view that Australian bond yields should go higher as global growth advances. Australian bonds were still in effect “the highest nail in the floorboard” because of their compelling yield relative to US and European bonds.

“The risk to investors is the melt-up,” Mr Whetton said, referring to investor positions.

Raiko Shareef, a currency strategist at National Australia Bank-owned BNZ in Wellington said the consequences of the rouble’s plunge would probably extend into next year. “The first order and probably the short term impact is on risk sentiment and investor sentiment, that will feed through as a mild negative on the Aussie dollar, risk sentiment being negative for equities and risk currencies such as Aussie and Kiwi.”

A further positive for the Australian economy was that the value of the local currency has declined on a trade-weighted basis too, previously the relief was limited to its US dollar value.

The benchmark S&P/ASX 200 Index advanced on Wednesday, shrugging off the turmoil in fixed income and currencies. Equities added 0.2 per cent to 5161.9 points.

Mr Shareef said Russia’s response would be a subject of interest and investors will be occupied with “more geopolitical concerns about what Russia’s political leaders do now that their backs are against the wall”.

“Clearly some pretty desperate measures are needed to stem the rouble’s slide. Those are probably going to play out in 2015 rather than the near term,” he added.

The situation might influence volatility too, but the currency strategist observed that the energy price shock was a more dominant force in shaping volatility levels.

“Whippy price action is already happening and maybe some of it is due to the situation in Russia and just investor concern at the moment. More broadly it’s probably due to the plunge in the oil price, people are unsure as to where that bottoms out.”

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Quebec’s Cirque Alfonse’s Riverside debut

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Timber! combines circus with theatre, physical comedy, live traditional music, folklore and the tools of the lumberjack trade. There’ll be whip-cracking, wood-chucking, log-throwing and axe-juggling galore as Quebec’s Cirque Alfonse makes its Australian debut performance with Timber!
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Blending circus with theatre, dance, live traditional music and folklore, this lumberjack circus spectacular is all kinds of unexpected, Timber! will arrive on Riverside Theatres’ stage as part of Sydney Festival from January 9.

Performing thrilling tricks using metal saws and axes, and balancing acts on tree branches, the daredevil routines of the clan of acrobats and entertainers display their skill.

Hailing from the Canadian small town of Saint-Alphonse-Rodriguez, the energetic acrobatic troupe have drawn inspiration from their country roots to create this unique work.

In a spectacle of strength and agility, muscular bearded men heft chunks of tree trunk with each prop and piece of equipment being something authentic from the woods.

Incorporating three generations of acrobatic experience, the Timber! cast features the whole Alfonse family from 68-year-old Alain to his three-year-old grandson Arthur.

From the tangible scent of their timber props to the banjo-picking, bluegrass accompaniment, there’s a host of factors which make Timber! a joy for all ages.

Born from a desire to revive the childhood evenings of music and madness, the Alfonse family use the term “shebang” to describe more family orientated, intimate entertainment.

Cirque Alfonse was created in 2005 and soon after launched its first show La Brunante, backed by a team of professional acrobats graduated from the École nationale de cirque de Montréal, as well as a professional dancer, an ex-skiing champion and three talented and versatile musicians.

Since then, Cirque Alfonse have worked with some of the world’s most renowned contemporary circus companies including Cirque du Soleil, Cirkus Cirkor and Les 7 Doigts de la Main.

Timber! celebrates the world of a lumberjack family with skills as sharp as their sawblades.

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The wait is over for year 12s

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The wait is finally over for Roxby Downs year 12 students, with South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) results being released tomorrow.
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Students will be able to access their results via the SACE Board website at www.sace.sa.edu.au on Thursday, December 18.

In addition, envelopes containing SACE results will be loaded into an Australia Post truck today for delivery the following day (December 18).

Eligible students will also receive a second envelope containing a Tertiary Entrance Statement from the South Australian Tertiary Admissions Centre (SATAC) with information about their TAFE SA Selection Score and Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).

SACE Board chief executive Dr Neil McGoran said receiving SACE results was an important landmark in each student’s education.

“Achieving the SACE signals the end of the high school journey for many students, but it is also the beginning of a new world of career and study opportunities for our State’s young people,” Dr McGoran said.

To access their results online, students will need their SACE Student Registration Number and Personal Identification Number (PIN).

If a student does not know their PIN they can request it be reset through the SACE website.

A SACE Results Enquiry Line will operate 8.30am-5pm from Thursday, December 18 to Wednesday, December 24 and again from Friday, January 2 2015.

A free call number for country students is also available on 1800 652 230.

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RFDS calendars selling like hot cakes

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POPULAR: Cornel Carvalho’s Royal Flying Doctor Service 2015 Community Calendar is proving to be a real hit.
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The Royal Flying Doctor Service 2015 Community Calendar is on sale and is proving to be a big hit locally and overseas.

Calendar creator Cornel Carvalho said sales have exceeded her expectations.

“Eighty per cent of the first batch have been sold and calendars are being sent to South Africa, Portugal, America, the UK, Germany, Holland and various states in Australia,” she said.

“People from Brisbane, Moonta Bay and all over Australia who saw the article on the Roxby Downs Sun Facebook page and in the paper itself have asked for a copy.

“The exposure has helped.”

Ms Carvalho’s labor of love has meant juggling her work at Arid Recovery and duties as a busy mum to get photos sorted, judged and put in order to make the publishers deadline for printing.

“From about nine or 10 o’clock after I had put the kids to bed I would go through the photos and compile them,” she said.

“There was literally hundreds of photographs to sort through.

“I couldn’t have done this without the help of Gay Dreckow and Leanne Stuckey, Deb Price, Denise and Lill from Smokemart, Scott Humphries and Mike at the travel agency.

“A special mention goes out to my husband Fernando, I couldn’t of done this without him.”

With the creation of the calendar Ms Carvalho has been encouraged to start a photographic club named after her Facebook page.

“Roxby Photo Buddies Photography Club will be an informal but active club,” she said.

“In the new year I will invite people to send in their photos and join the informal club and actually do things hands on.

“The club will operate differently from other clubs and photos taken by club members, if suitable would be used in the 2016 calendar.”

The RFDS 2015 Community Calendar is on sale for $20 each at Smokemart, Scott Humphries Physio and Roxby Travel and Cruise.

For more information and sales contact Ms Carvalho on 0467 898 153 or go to Roxby Photo-Buddies on Facebook.

All proceeds from the sale of the RFDS 2015 Community Calendar go to the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

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Shop locally this festive season

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SUPPORT LOCAL: Port Augusta people are being urged to shop locally this festive season.Locals are being encouraged shop locally this festive season to ensure they know exactly what they are buying.
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Business Port Augusta chairperson Dave Versteeg said you cannot always be sure of what you are buying online.

“People have to be careful where you are shopping and what brand you are getting,” he said.

“You may buy a brand name but a lot of them are counterfeit, the box looks the same but they can be an imitation brand.”

Buying online can also cause problems with a product’s warranty.

“The item may be a genuine branded item but isn’t released in this country,” he said.

When online shopping, someone may be buying a product from out of Australia and bringing into the country and sometimes the Australian company will not warranty that item.

“If you buy local, you can take it back,” he said.

“If you buy something online and it might not be what you thought it was or it had the wrong description, how do you get it back?”

Many local businesses around Port Augusta supporting sporting clubs and therefore by shopping locally, is putting back into the community.

“We all pay rates, we all employ, if you buy online, who is going to employ your children,” he said.

Mr Versteeg also pointed out shops have a significant role to play by providing service to shoppers.

“The stores have to do the right thing as well, give level of service, have to be open and have a good selection of products, if you don’t have the product, they should be able to obtain it, in a reasonable time frame,” he said.

“If they can’t be bothered serving you or giving you advice, just don’t go there.”

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VIDEO: Help Licolne get his freedom car

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Lincolne Innis. Photo: Natalie RobertsREADY Fund Go is harnessing the power of crowd-funding and needs your help to buy a car for former Kellyville High School student Lincolne Innis.
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January 31 will make three years since the energetic 22-year-old went to the beach with friends, dived into Hawkes Nest surf and hit a sandbank.

He broke two vertebrae and is now a quadriplegic.

Ready Fund Go is crowd-funding to buy Lincolne his very own ‘‘Linc-mobile’’.

They need $45,000 for a car and another $45,000 to modify it to fit Lincolne’s needs.

Lincolne said it would go a long way to helping him become more independent.

‘‘I do have a car which I can be driven in, but it’s quite old and can only be driven by a manual driver,’’ he said.

‘‘A lot of my friends that are closer to me don’t actually have a manual [driver’s] licence.

‘‘Also, only the manual wheelchair can fit into it.’’

Remember going to the beach and coming home sunburnt? Lincolne went to the beach and came home 12 months later – in a wheelchair.The eldest of six children, Lincolne spent a month at the Royal North Shore Hospital after his accident before being transferred to Ryde Rehabilitation Facility where he spent hours a day undergoing intensive occupational and physiotherapy.

He’s been on an incredible journey and as time progresses he is being more adventurous.

‘‘Instead of being cooped up at home I’m trying to get out more, whether it be going out to the shops, social gatherings, personal hobbies or going to the beach and the city.’’

He is also thinking about study.

He thanked Ready Fund Go manager Brenda Stephens for all her help.

The campaign ends on Christmas Eve.

■ Donations to help Lincolne Innis get more mobile:http://igncreate3.readyfundgo老域名出售/projects/lincolnes-freedom-road/

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