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Don’t get caught out

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Heavy vehicle drivers will now be fined if they are caught using the old National Driver Work Diary.
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In February the new National Driver Work Diary was introduced and the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator allowed drivers a six month grace period, which ended on August 10, to switch from the old diary to the new diary.

Unfortunately a number of heavy vehicle drivers in the Barossa and surrounding regions are not aware of this new regulation and it was only by chance that Sherinne Schuster from E and L Schuster and Son found out about the new diary.

“I found out about the new diary through a friend who found out about it by accident while he was at the motor vehicle registration office talking to a truck driver,” Sherinne said.

“All heavy vehicle truck drivers need to have the new work diary to fall in to line with the new National Heavy Vehicle Regulator.

“I am disappointed that owners and operators of farms and other non-truckie businesses (that are required to use the new diary as they may have the odd driver that travels over 100 kilometres every once and a while) haven’t been notified of the change.

“We understand they are trying to keep the roads as safe as possible and stop bosses from being able to flog their drivers.

“It’s just a shame that we weren’t informed about it.”

Under the new fatigue laws all drivers who drive more than a 12 tonne gross vehicle weight (GVM) are required to complete the work diary to record their work and rest times if they drive more than 100 kilometres from their home base or operate under the Basic fatigue Management or Advanced Fatigue Management.

The updated work diary will be available for $20 from the same places where the old diary was sold.

For more information on the new National Driver Work Diary and to find out where to purchase them visit nhvr.gov.au/workdiary.

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Magpie chatter

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Magpie players outnumber their opposition on Saturday during the game.The Tanunda Football Club are represented in the finals series this season by our Under 15s, a large group who have had a lot of management whilst also being great support to Kapunda and Angaston in this age group for the year.
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Chris ‘Spud’ Murphy and his team of coaches and assistants have manfully taught a lot to these boys in the past twoseasons, to a stage where there are 30 or so fine young lads who all deserve a spot on this side.

The team started the season slowly as it takes time to get such a group to gel, however in the second half it all clicked, and the feeling is that there are some exciting times ahead for this bunch of boys.

What a lovely day for the first final at Angaston, the weather was perfect for football and a great crowd in attendance.

The clash was between Tanunda and Willaston who finished third and fourth on the premiership table.

Tanunda won the toss and kicked towards the southern end of Angaston oval. Tanunda were switched on right from the first bounce and went straight into their forward line.

The ball spent most of the first quarter in Tanunda’s forward 50. The defence was very tight, allowing Willaston no easy shots at goal. This was the way the game was played for the first three quarters, with Tanunda winning them all.

The final quarter was a lot tougher as Willaston mounted a fight back, but Tanunda rallied and managed to hang on for a great Final’s win. [Score:Tanunda 9 –8 to Willaston 6-6].

There was a very even spread of goal kicker’s and an excellent defensive effort by all.

Let’s keep the effort and commitment up, on our way to the top. There is still more work to do, so let’s train hard for the next two weeks in preparation for the next final.

So get around these boys, the future if the Tanunda Magpies.

Into the diary please note these dates, BL&G Grand Final at Tanunda, we will need helpers, especially those with an RSA badge, also Senior Presentation Night is October 18 at Langmeil Winery.

Go you Magpies!

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Four charged over kidnap and assault in Werrington

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Police have charged four people over a kidnap and assault in Werrington last month.
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Police said it will be alleged that on Saturday,August 30, a 16-year-old was assaulted at an address on Albert Street in Werrington. He was allegedly struck with a nun-chuck and burnt on the arm with a lit cigarette.

The teenager was then forced to go to an address on Putland Street in St Marys, where he was threatened. He was eventually let go after the incident, which lasted around five hours.

Officers from St Marys Local Area Command have been investigating the incident and have made four arrests.

A 15-year-old male was arrested about 3.20pm on Monday,September 1at an address on Albert Street in Werrington.

A 47-year-old man was arrested at an address on Putland Street in St Marys.

A 20-year-old man was arrested in Penrith and a 17-year-old was arrested on September 2 inAndrews Road in Penrith.

The males aged 15, 17 and 20, have been charged with take/detain in company with intent to get advantage; assault occasioning actual bodily harm in company; and threaten person with intent to influence witness.

The three have been refused bail, with the two juveniles set to appear at a children’s court today, with the other due to appear at Penrith Local Court today.

The 47-year-old man was charged with threaten injury to person with intent to commit an indictable offence. He was granted conditional and will appear at Penrith Local Court on September 22 this year.

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Zac speaks to students for Hearing Awareness week

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GUEST SPEAKER: Zac Diekman (in blue) with his parents, from left, Lisa and Adam Diekman and hearing science co-ordinator, Virginia Adare at one of Zac’s school presentations.Aa part of Hearing Awareness week from August 24 to August 30, nine-year-old Zac Diekman from Kapunda made a special presentation to individual classes at Kapunda Primary School.
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Zac, who is partially deaf in one ear (with conductive hearing loss), is doing his part in raising awareness of hearing loss issues and explained in detail to other students at the school via a powerpoint presentation about his own hearing loss.

The year four student said he already had three grommets (inserted through the ear canal to let fluid out and have the ear return back to normal) and three operations, while he has had his hearing aid for two years.

Having a hearing aid doesn’t stop Zac from playing his favourite sports of football (Kapunda Bombers Under 11s), basketball and tennis.

“I take my hearing aid out when I play football and basketball but leave it in when playing tennis,” Zac said.

Virginia Adare, a hearing science co-ordinator with Department of Education and Child Development also attended the presentation and spoke to the students about how ears work and how to assist people with hearing loss.

Some ideas mentioned were to face people with hearing loss when you speak to them so they can see your facial expressions, keep background noise down (acoustics), and don’t talk to them from behind.

Zac gave a demonstration to the students with his own hearing aid, explained how it worked and spoke about the maintenance of it.

“With the help of my hearing aid I can hear my grandparents on the phone and the television doesn’t have to be so loud anymore which makes my Dad happy,” Zac said.

For further information about hearing loss, go to the Hearing Awareness Week website:hearingawarenessweek.org.au.

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Call for more local business support

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Councillor Ian Scandrett has called on council to provide more support for Australian businesses, particularly in the Southern Highlands. Photo by Roy TruscottCOUNCILLOR Ian Scandrett has called for council to be more “fair dinkum”.
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Cr Scandrett put forward a Notice of Motion in last week’s Ordinary Meeting of Council for council to re-examine its commitment to Australian made safety boots.

This included purchasing wholly Australian made safety boots and footwear within the shire, where possible.

“The point is, to buy Australian comes at a slight premium, but if we want to keep jobs in the area, we need to,” Cr Scandrett said.

“My reason for proposing this is to get us to think about where we spend our money, ethically, Rossi Boots do everything in Australia and generally speaking we should support local made and locally sold.

“The intent of this motion is to practice what we should be preaching and start talking among ourselves and the staff about our policy.”

Councillors Graham McLaughlin and Holly Campbell supported the motion.

Cr McLaughlin said his support was fuelled by the disappearance of industries in this shire.

“I will support this because I think we need to take a stand somewhere,” he said.

“If we are going to support jobs, we should start somewhere and should start in our own shire.”

Councillor Larry Whipper and Mayor Juliet Arkwright agreed the matter was a “nice idea” but unrealistic in today’s society.

“I agree in principal, the free trade kills us and we can’t do a damn thing about it,” Cr Whipper said.

“It’s a nice idea but you just can’t do it this day and age.”

Crs Whipper and Arkwright said the motion shouldn’t just specify boots and should be more broad.

“As much as I support the sentiment, it’s a bit too over specific, I would rather have a more over arching policy,” Cr Arkwright said.

“I think all of us in our hearts would love to see this.

“We should wish that wherever possible and feasible staff members look to purchase Australian made products.”

The motion was lost with six councillors voting against it, but Cr Scandrett urged councillors to think about buying Australian made, buying local and shopping local.

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