Top achievers at Clarence Town School

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Clarence Town Public School’s academic award winners Melany Ford, Gabrielle Fren, Myhra Lencz-Rufo, Lauren Aubin and Lucas Hawkin.Melany Ford was named dux for 2014 and Myhra Lencz-Rufo received the citizenship award.
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Lauren Aubin receive the year 3-6 principal’s award while Lucas Hawkin the kinder to year 2 one.

Public speaking award winner was Gabrielle Fren and Nicholas Fren received the sportsmanship award.

Dominic Rusak, Jaxson Stericker and Jessie Taylor were the senior sport champions while Jayden Hawkin and Abbie Steel were the junior champions.

Harry Boyton received the Premier’s sport award.

Technology awards were given to Nash Jeffery, Luke Redman, Gracie Hainsworth, Jack Boyton, Paige Hensley-Turner, Abbie Steel and Jake Godfrey.

Library award winners were Harry Thurlow-Gray, Ronin Elloy, Kyla Radford and Charlie Englefield.

IGA awards for most improved were given to Jasmine Bagnall, Ebony Shaw, Amity Lynch, Jade Smith, Darby Tout and Brook Hawkins-Lee.

Sport award winners Melany Ford, Jaxson Stericker, Dominic Rusak, Nicholas Fren, Harry Boyton, Jayden Hawkin, Abbie Steel, Jessie Taylor and Jack Kershaw.

Class awards

ES1L: Maxen Elloy, Mia Layzell, Charlie Jones, Matilda Bourke, Jesse Hoffman and Caitlin McDonald

S1E: April Hensley-Turner, Beth West, Samuel Zuber, Claire Bagnall, Aleira Mansfield and Chloe Edwards.

S1/2E: Harry Boyton, Harry Watt, Isabella Dunning, Lilly McDonnell, Caleb Shaw and Oliver Hoffman.

S2G: Jade Smith, Nathan Andrews, Claudia Watt, Cale Conserdyne, Jessie Radford and Jack Boyton.

S2-3L: Macy-Lyn Pearson, Jack Watt, Makayla Duthie, Daniel Edwards, Tijay Parks and Gracie Kershaw.

S3G: Jessica Taylor, Abijade Bee, Isaac Smith, Caitlin Lightfoot, Jade Taylor and Chloe Taylor.

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Engineering fields appeal at UWS event

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Engineering futures: Dr Ragbir Bhathal believes UWS can help Australian engineers compete with the best in Asia and America in a global marketplace. Picture: Gary Warrick

The University of Western Sydney 2014 hosted Engineering Frontiers on December 11 and 12.

Students from 22 schools across western Sydney came to learn about the different engineering fields from UWS teachers and get hands-on experience solving problems.

Zac Fester, in year 10 at Jamison High School, is interested in various engineering fields and wants to get into robotic engineering.

“I think that is the future,” he said.

“I want to do something that can influence the world.”

Event chairman Dr Ragbir Bhathal said the Engineers Australia-sponsored event had grown this year and he hoped to expand it to include more NSW schools and eventually international students.

“UWS needs to make that impact and attract more people into these courses,” he said. “The aim is to encourage young boys and girls to take up careers in science and engineering.”

Wandi Wei, a year 10 Macarthur Girls High School student, said she was interested in how things worked and how to make them more efficient.

“I’m interested in infrastructure, and might like to become a civil engineer,” she said. “Workshops are great because you see how things work up close; they also give you experience with what it’s like at university.”

Dr Ragbir believes there is a lot of potential in western Sydney for the sciences and engineering, with Badgery’s Creek to be built not far from the UWS campus.

He is also pushing for a hands-on science park like Questacon in Canberra.

“Engineering has a great future in Australia and we still need lots of engineers,” Dr Bhathal said.

Kristy Vanderweide, in year 12 at Mitchell High School, said she would consider studying engineering.

“I want to work where I can see what I’m building,” she said.

Kaitlin Hockey, a year 10 student from Quakers Hill high, said she would like to work in aeronautics or electrical engineering.

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‘I lay still and closed my eyes’: boy plays deadto survive Taliban massacre

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A man comforts his son, who was injured during an attack by Taliban gunmen on the Army Public School, at Lady Reading Hospital in Peshawar, December 16, 2014. This is not the boy Salman who played dead to avoid the gunmen. Photo: Reuters.Peshawar:A teenage survivor of the Taliban attack on Army Public School in Peshawar has describedhow he played dead after being shot in both legs by insurgents hunting down students to kill.
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Militants rampaged through the army-run school in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s capital and killed at least 130 people, most of them children, in one of the bloodiest attacks in Pakistan.

Speaking from his bed in the trauma ward of the city’s Lady Reading Hospital, a student called Salman, 16, said he and his classmates were in a careers-guidance session in the school auditorium when four gunmen wearing paramilitary uniforms burst in. (Salman is not his real name which has been changed to protect his identity).

“Someone screamed at us to get down and hide below the desks,” he said, adding that the gunmen shouted “Allahu akbar” (God is greatest) before opening fire.

“Then one of them shouted: ‘There are so many children beneath the benches, go and get them’,” Salman told AFP.

“I saw a pair of big black boots coming towards me, this guy was probably hunting for students hiding beneath the benches.”

Salman said he felt searing pain as he was shot in both his legs just below the knee. He decided to play dead, adding: “I folded my tie and pushed it into my mouth so that I wouldn’t scream. The man with big boots kept on looking for students and pumping bullets into their bodies. I lay as still as I could and closed my eyes, waiting to get shot again,” he said.

“My body was shivering. I saw death so close and I will never forget the black boots approaching me. I felt as though it was death that was approaching me,” Salman added further.

The Army Public School is attended by boys and girls from both military and civilian backgrounds.

As his father, a shopkeeper, comforted him in his blood-soaked bed, Salman recalled: “The men left after some time and I stayed there for a few minutes. Then I tried to get up but fell to the ground because of my wounds. When I crawled to the next room, it was horrible. I saw the dead body of our office assistant on fire,” he said.

“She was sitting on the chair with blood dripping from her body as she burned,” Salman added.

It was not immediately clear how the female employee’s body caught fire, though her remains were also later seen by an AFP reporter in a hospital mortuary.

Salman, who said he also saw the body of a soldier who worked at the school, crawled behind a door to hide and then lost consciousness.

“When I woke up I was lying on the hospital bed,” he added.

The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan has claimed responsibility for the attack as retaliation for a major military offensive in the region, saying its militants had been ordered to shoot older students.

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Trophy Eyes have been invited to play the American leg of the Vans Warped Tour in 2015

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Clarence Town punk rock band Trophy EyesClarence Town band Trophy Eyes has continued their rise in the punk rock world.
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The five-piece have been invited to play every date of 2015’s Vans Warped Tour in America.

The group made the announcement by way of a cheeky video on their Facebook page.

The prestigious punk and hardcore tour will see Trophy Eyes play 41 shows across the United States from Pomona, California on June 19 to Auburn, Washington, on August 8.

Trophy Eyes were revealed on the first artist announcement for next year’s tour with the likes of Alive Like Me, blessthefall, and Neck Deep.

Trophy Eyes have been very busy since releasing their debut record Mend, Move On this year, having already played their own headline shows and supported Violent Soho’s recent tour.

The new year will see further Australian headline shows, before they head to the UK with Neck Deep in January and February.

In April this year they signed with Californian record company Hopeless Records, alongside the likes of Taking Back Sunday, All Time Low, The Used and New Found Glory.

This year also saw Trophy Eyes win a Triple J Unearthed competition to play Sydney’s Soundwave festival in February 2014.

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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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All hands needed on the beach

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THE busy season is here and we need all the help we can get to keep the beaches safe for the locals and holiday makers.
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This is the time rovers can put in their hours and anyone with a few hours to spare contact Scotty Graham on 0402 498 357.

Patrol six is a bit light on this Saturday and needs some help.

Also Christmas day, volunteers from patrols one to seven for the morning shift and from eight to 15 for the afternoon shift.

Weather permitting, it is a busy day and help is needed.

Don’t forget the cutting of the ham this Sunday at 5pm for a 6pm dinner, for all those who want to go and have not given their RSVP yet please do so today.

Ring Samantha Crocket on 0410 552 116.

It is important to know the numbers for Sam to make sure everyone is catered for, as she always does.

Active, financial members – are you thinking about competing at our country championships on January 16, 17 and 18?

If so, please be sure to let your Nippers coach Kev, board and ski coach Tony, boat manager Russell or seniors beach events Brett know.

All entries need to be in to the competition director Brett by Monday, December 29 to allow time for everyone to be entered.

Thank you and good luck.

Patrols

Saturday, December 20

9am to 1pm – Patrol number 10 – John Patterson (captain), Rob White (vice captain), Jack Brilliant (radio), Bruce O’Sullivan (IRB), John Reed, (CREW), Margy Reed, Darcy Reed, Keith Purvis, Courtney Hill, Mackenzie Ring, Mark Ring, Russell Bartlett, Anna Sotriffer, Mitchell Bartlett.

1pm to 5pm – Patrol number 11 – Brett Crockett (captain), Paul Burton (vice captain), Les O’Sullivan (radio), Ben Dunton (IRB), Ashley Dunton, (CREW) Sam Crockett, Emma Carr, Glen Royall, Jason Flamminio, Kylie Flamminio, Jack Flamminio, Gemma Afflick, Andrea Tucker.

Sunday, December 21

9am to 1pm – Patrol number 12 – Dave Howcroft (captain), Adam Woodward (vice captain), Val Morrow (radio), Grant Morrow (IRB), Nathan Meredith (CREW), Colin Howcroft, Brad Howcroft, Taryn Love, Tom Woodward, Jayden Millard, James Bewley, Ben Russell, Rob Maher, Jack Peel.

1pm to 5pm – Patrol number 13 – Scott Graham (captain), Bev Clothier (vice captain), Paul Connor (radio), Josh Laing (IRB), Jacob Moseley (CREW), Scott Laing, Jodie Laing, Chloe Laing, John Murphy, Molly Sullivan, Brayden McGowan, Tyson Davies, Daniel Webb, Rachael Knight-Derkowski, Tina Hoang.

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Narooma News letters: Dec. 17

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Gun sales opposed
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Your correspondent, S Kennedy (Narooma News 10/12/14) would like his long letter to be the last word on HuntFest.

However that cannot be, without correction of at least some of its distortions.

The 204 residents of the Shire who made submissions to the Council may be regarded as a fair representative sample of the adult population.

The “37,000 inhabitants” referred to by Mr Kennedy include children who presumably don’t yet have an opinion on HuntFest.

Of those 204 submissions, 81 per cent were opposed to an arms fair at HuntFest, a majority large enough to overwhelm any quibbles about sampling error.

Note that the polls in the daily newspapers use samples of about one thousand people to determine, with an accuracy of about 3 per cent, the opinions of millions.

It is true that a substantial majority of the submissions from outside the Shire supported the sale of guns.

This number was no doubt boosted by postings on the websites of the Shooters and Fishers Party and of a group called “Gundeals”, urging their members to make submissions even if they didn’t live in Eurobodalla.

The on-line petition of 40,000 signatories opposing HuntFest was indeed international and therefore demonstrates how widespread is the reaction against gun culture.

Many thousands were also “real Australians” a far larger number than those non-residents of the Shire who supported the variations.

Arguments over numbers can go on but the undeniable fact remains that in approving the variations, a majority of the Eurobodalla Shire Council once again contemptuously ignored their own “consultation” that showed that of those residents who made submissions, over 80 per cent do not want guns sold at the Narooma HuntFest.

Allan Baxter

Dalmeny

Divided on rates, rises

On the November 25, the Eurobodalla Shire Council voted to adopt the Whitehead sea level rise (SLR) and planning framework report.

A few minor amendments were made to staff recommendations, but in essence the resolution supports the interim sea level rise policy that has caused so much damage to the local economy.

This decision was made against the advice of the NSW Treasurer and the Minister for the Environment.

In contrast, Shoalhaven councillors resolved not to adopt the Whitehead report, to limit the futuristic planning intervals to 50 years, and to monitor sea level rise with the use of local tide gauge readings. They rejected the use of unproven satellite measurements and computer models.

Once again the ESC has decided to blindly follow the advice of its bureaucrats, instead of following the lead of an astute neighbouring council, or taking the advice of two important state ministers.

They have opted to put their climate change ideology before common sense.

They have set the wheels in motion for the development of a coastal zone management plan that will place this shire at a permanent economic disadvantage to the Shoalhaven.

According to figures provided by property analysts RP Data, almost one billion dollars has been wiped off the value of Eurobodalla properties since the interim SLR policy took effect in late 2010.

As our values have fallen, Shoalhaven and Bega Shire values have risen.

Given that our Council’s poor sea level rise policy making has directly affected 25 per cent of Eurobodalla ratepayers, any reasonable political analyst would have expected a show of solidarity from the ERA councillors.

Not so. Narooma’s ERA councillors Neil Burnside and Peter Schwarz broke ranks to vote against the interests of the 6,000 sea level rise policy victims.

Two weeks later on December 9, Clr Burnside moved the motion for Council to apply to the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) for a rate rise.

Yes, that is the modest 5 per cent increase that council has now admitted is a whopping 25.97 per cent sting in the tail for all local ratepayers.

Not only has Clr Burnside abandoned the sea level rise affected ratepayers, he has now taken up the lead role in burdening all ratepayers with a huge rate increase.

An increase predicated on a list of minor works and maintenance that will do nothing to address the claimed council infrastructure back log.

Ian Hitchcock

Dalmeny

VRA CREW: Selling Christmas candles and hats are the crew from the Narooma VRA rescue squad Mal Barry, Jacqui Smith, Stuart Kennedy, Cheryl Edward, Dave Alabaster and Jeff Garrad.

A VRA rescue squad wrap up for 2014

WITH Christmas almost upon us, it’s again time to thank all of those who have helped the Narooma Rescue Squad stay operational through the year.

Happily, once more it has been a fairly quiet time on the operational front: the VRA, like the Fire Service, Ambulance or Police, is one of the agencies that you like to have but not to need!

Several call-outs to accidents did occur, but on most occasions, because there was no-one trapped inside a vehicle, the Ambulance and Police were able to manage without needing our particular services (using the jaws of life, etc, to extricate patients, or haul injured persons up cliff faces).

On several occasions squad members assisted the Ambulance to carry patients out of difficult locations, including carrying a heart attack victim up the cliff from Bar Beach.

Members also assisted in the search for a missing person in the bush near Wollongong, and we did ‘rescue’ an ATV which had rolled down an escarpment, but most action in 2014 involved training for situations we happily did not have to face in reality.

The year did see a major upgrading of our capacity, however, as generous donations from a number of sources helped the rescue squad to purchase new portable LED lighting, ropes, climbing equipment, Lukas hydraulic gear, etc.

In particular, the Narooma Rotary Club and Quota Club donations helped fund the purchase of new-generation LED lights which can be carried to remote or off-road incidents (attendees at this year’s Christmas Carols may see some of this in action!)

Clubs NSW, through our local Club Narooma, purchased a portable stretcher that will make rough terrain evacuations much easier.

Dalmeny Deviates and HuntFest both provided generous cash donations that assisted the Squad to replace aging and outdated equipment and to meet ongoing running costs, such as the annual checks of our hydraulic cutters, rams and spreaders, which cost between $1000 and $2000 every time.

Other long-term, generous supporters again included the NRMA, Shell Narooma, Eurobodalla Shire Council, Town and Country Locksmiths, Two Brothers Tyres and More, Narooma Tyre Service, Accounting 4 Business and the ordinary people, generous to a fault, who support the VRA at the monthly Rotary Markets.

Thanks also to Narooma Plaza management, which has a mutually beneficial arrangement with us at the annual Christmas Carols.

And special thanks to Narooma News, which not only covers incidents in which we are involved, but gives the squad a great run via articles such as this!

While the Rescue Squad will remain on call to cover actual emergency rescue or search work, we will take a short break from weekly training over the Christmas-New Year period, with training to resume on Wednesday, January 7.

Anyone interested in joining the Squad can come to the Shed on the Head (beside Marine Rescue, Golf Course Lane) at 6pm any Wednesday next year, or call the secretary Cheryl on 4473 7682 with any queries.

Have a safe and happy Christmas and ‘excitement free’ 2015!

Stuart Kennedy

President

Narooma Rescue Squad

Mayor’s column – the year in review

In preparing to write my last column for the year, I have reflected on how I am tracking half way through my four year term with the goal that I set myself of making Eurobodalla a better place to live.

It has been a year that has seen some significant matters progress, a year of solid gains in securing funding from both the NSW and Commonwealth governments, and a good year for economic development initiatives.

We endorsed the Broulee Biodiversity Certification Strategy after three years of collaboration between council, local property owners and the Office of Environment and Heritage so that we could provide greater certainty for development in the area and support economic growth.

A new sea level rise policy framework was adopted so that we can offer a flexible approach to determining coastal hazards, and as guide for the development of our Coastal Zone Management Plan next year.

I am very proud that both the Biodiversity Certification and our Sea Level Rise Planning and Policy Response Framework were announced as winners of prestigious Local Government NSW Excellence in the Environment Awards last week, recognizing the projects as outstanding achievements by local government in managing and protecting the environment.

We approved the new $27 million Bunnings development in Batemans Bay which will bring new jobs during its construction phase and when it opens.

The new Tourism and Business Advisory Committees were established and I am chairing both these committees with the aim of council being able to seek the advice of industry experts on matters relating to economic development and strategic direction.

We have worked hard to secure funding for our important economic and social transport links and during 2014 – 2015 we received a commitment of $10 million from the NSW Government for the South Batemans Bay Spine Road and $500,000 from the Roads and Maritime Service for upgrades to the Kings Highway.

An additional $20 million was secured for the Kings Highway road safety project and this included $5 million for works around Nelligen. $560,000 of black spot funding will be put to improve parts of the Kings Highway, George Bass Drive and Tomakin Road.

The $4.6 million road and landscaping project to transform the Narooma Flat is now completed and will be enjoyed by locals and visors over the bust summer months ahead.

Some other grant funding we were successful in securing through the year includes $370,000 for shared pathways and pedestrian facilities, $42,000 for boat ramps, and $75,000 for road safety audits.

We secured $90,000 and have successfully developed the Involve Social Enterprise project which will provide meaningful paid employment for people living with disability in our community.

I believe that these projects and many more that I don’t have the space to include, are making Eurobodalla a better place to live for everyone.

I wish you all a happy, safe and prosperous holiday season and safe travels as well.

Please let me know if there is any issue you feel Eurobodalla Shire Council may be able to help you with.

You can email me at [email protected] phone me on 0418 279 215.

Clr Lindsay Brown

Mayor of Eurobodalla Shire

Thank you Mr Mayor

I wrote to our mayor several months ago stating the very poor shower facility we had at the swimming net Bar Beach.

I attached photos from another tourist town which had a very good set up.

He replied back to me within 24 hours stating he would look into it and seek advice from his staff.

Last week he informed me that temporary shower was to be upgraded for this season and quotes were being sought for further improvement.

Good work Lindsay and thanks for the action you carried out.

Bruce Morgan

Narooma

Council basic essentials

It has become obvious that council has lost sight of what ratepayers funds are for.

First and foremost should come the health and wellbeing of the contributors with basic essentials such as sewerage, waste and public facilities.

Spending money on replacing playgrounds for $65,000 where the old one was perfectly good is ridiculous, when the nearby toilet block is dilapidated and dirty, hence the disabled woman from Dalmeny in a previous letter, having to be driven home from a family outing to go to the toilet.

Do we really need the proposed viewing platform on Carters Beach Headland which already is a natural lookout.

The $4.6 million spent on the Narooma Flat transformation seems excessive when the toilets at the boat ramp were out of order for five weeks and the roads there are potholed and buckling.

The $200,000 staircase that delivers people to an uncrossable road seems stupid, whereas some intelligent design, engineering and construction could have included a pedestrian overpass from further up the hill to the footpath side of the bridge.

The materials used for the stairs may look good now but will require plenty of ongoing maintenance.

I think it’s time the Office of Local Government stipulate council obligations as to what to spend money on, that they hire people who are properly qualified to carry out the works, and declare how much they pay these workers & themselves. Enough of the wastage.

B. Vit

Kianga

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Surf Report with John Veage

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Surf Report with John Veage Reigning three-time ASP World Champion Mick Fanning (AUS) must defeat former Pipe Master Jeremy Flores (FRA) in Round 3 to stay in contention for the title.Picture: ASP / Kelly Cestari
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Praying for surf.Picture John Veage

Walking the walk.Picture John Veage

Fin takes on the Point in all its glory!.Picture John Veage

He didnt let many through-just like the Fishkiller.Picture John Veage

The beach was pumping.Picture John Veage

Sally Fitzgibbons new book.Picture John Veage

Steve Core and MP-get up to OLD and have a look.

Pictured in 1972 media call on the Gold Coast before leaving Australian shores for the US: an all-star Gold Coast line-up from the ’70s. These five young men formed part of the Australian team that attended the 1972 World Titles in San Diego, California.

Tom Carroll of Australia (pictured) winning the ASP Heritage Series Heat during the Billabong Pipe Masters .Picture ASP/ Masurel

Adam Melling of Lennox Head, NSW, Australia (pictured) caused a big upset narrowly defeating 11X ASP World Champion Kelly Slater Picture ASP/ Cestari

Kai Otton of Tathra, New South Wales, Australia (pictured) winning his Round 2 heat of the Billabong Pipe Masters.Picture ASP/ Masurel

Elouera’s Harrison Martin at Gromtag.Picture Wes Lonergan

Cronulla’s Roan O’Sullivan follows suit.Picture Wes Lonergan

Harley Ingleby (AUS) holding up the cup. Picture ASP/Will H-S

Harley Ingleby (AUS) carving his way to the 2014 ASP World Longboard Title. Picture ASP/Will H-S.

Team Chile made history this week at the 2014 ISA World Bodyboard Championship.Australia didnt even turn up!Picture ISA/Rommel Gonzales

Local South Coast surfer Kai Bates (Mollymook, NSW) – competing in the 2014 Southern Cross SUP Festival.Picure Smith/SNSW

Nic Lamb podium shot of the 2014 Punta Galea ChallengePicture: ASP/Poullenot

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