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Police appeal for help to find man who robbed bus at gunpoint: VIDEO, PHOTOS

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CONCEALED: The man who robbed a bus driver at gunpoint pulled a cover over his face as he entered the vehicle.Police are seeking help to identify a man who terrorised a female bus driver with a hand gun during an armed robbery at Telarah last month.
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Footage of the robbery has been released in the hope someone will recognise the offender.

On August 14, a man flagged down the bus about 8.45pm as it travelled south along its usual route on Brooks Street near the William Street intersection.

The 57-year-old female driver stopped the bus and the man, wearing a hooded top, got on board with his face concealed.

He produced a silver pistol and demanded cash.

Police said the man put the money in a backpack and fled on foot.

There were no passengers on the bus at the time.

Police were called and the bus was forensically examined.

Central Hunter crime manager Detective Inspector John Zdrilic said police needed help from the public to find the man.

“Anyone who wants to point guns at other members of the community doesn’t deserve to exist with other members of the community,” he said.

“We are seeking assistance from the community to identify this person so he can be dealt with accordingly.

“We’re releasing the CCTV footage from the bus in the hope someone will identify him.”

The man is believed to be Caucasian, in his teens or early 20s, 160 to 165cm tall with a thin build.

He was last seen wearing a light grey, hooded top, dark pants, white runners and carrying a backpack.

Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or Maitland police on 4934 0200.

Police appeal for help to find man who robbed bus at gunpoint: VIDEO, PHOTOS HELP WANTED: Police have called on the public to help identify a man who robbed a bus at gunpoint in Telarah on August 14.

HELP WANTED: Police have called on the public to help identify a man who robbed a bus at gunpoint in Telarah on August 14.

HELP WANTED: Police have called on the public to help identify a man who robbed a bus at gunpoint in Telarah on August 14.

HELP WANTED: Police have called on the public to help identify a man who robbed a bus at gunpoint in Telarah on August 14.

HELP WANTED: Police have called on the public to help identify a man who robbed a bus at gunpoint in Telarah on August 14.

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School bonus back in as mining tax axed

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Finance Minister Mathias Cormann announced the deal in the Senate on Tuesday. Photo: Alex EllinghausenThe Abbott government has moved to cut short debate on the mining tax after clinching a deal with the Palmer United Party to repeal the tax but keep the associated compensation.
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The opposition and the Greens have lashed out at what Labor’s leader in the Senate Penny Wong called “a stealth attack” on the Senate.

The deal means millions of workers will not receive a promised boost to their superannuation, with the PUP agreeing to let the government delay the increase to improve the bottom line.

Compulsory super, currently set at 9.5 per cent of an employee’s wages, had been set to increase to 12 per cent by July 2019.

PUP has made a deal with the government that will sacrifice that increase in order to keep spending associated with the mining tax.

The amendment circulated says the superannuation guarantee will not increase to 12 per cent until on or after July 1, 2025.

An amendment moved by Labor, with support from the Greens, called for the government’s proposal to go to an inquiry.

PUP senator Glenn Lazarus told the Senate the deal would keep the schoolkids bonus in place to December 2016, low income super contributions until June 2017 and the low income bonus until December 2016.

Treasurer Joe Hockey and Palmer United leader Clive Palmer appeared in the chamber to shake hands as the amended bill was presented.

Labor and the Greens attacked the government for what Senator Wong called “a dirty deal”.

“We have another deal…another dirty deal where they try to ram through the chamber just like we’ve seen before,” she said.

Greens Leader Christine Milne called the move to gag debate on the amended bill “contempt for the Senate”.

“I can’t remember a time when we had amendments dropped on the desk with no attempt to explain what they mean,” she said.

Senator Milne called the deal “an absolute disgrace” that would hurt the super entitlements of millions of working Australians.

“This is exactly what the Australian people were concerned about at the prospect of a mining billionaire coming in here.”

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Diverse range at Scone FilmFest

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SCONE Films is gearing up to present their sixth short film festival, Scone FilmFest 2014, this month.
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Save the date – Saturday, September 13 – for a highly enjoyable and social evening of entertainment.

This isn’t just for movie buffs, there’s something for everyone in the diverse range of films screened.

Once again all the movies are Australian.

Some have been screened internationally and are award-winning films but all of them showcase the talents of independent Australian filmmakers.

The range of offerings includes animation, rural, urban and black and white.

As always, the strong program features many award-wining films that have screened around the world.

This year’s list includes films starring David Wenham, Cate Blanchett and the late Penne Hackforth-Jones.

Four of the directors and/or producers will attend FilmFest – and be able to talk to festival-goers about their stories.

Taylor Litton-Strain, the director and producer of two films being screened, will be in attendance.

“Driven is the first film I ever made and I’m still really proud of it,” she said.

“It’s really wonderful to be screening Driven at Scone FilmFest.

“It’s a simple modern story about family and struggling to do what’s right, which I think many people will be able to relate to and (hopefully) enjoy.”

Ms Litton-Strain’s other film, All God’s Creatures, has won six awards, including at Nashville in the United States.

“All God’s Creatures is a really lovely film featuring very good performances from two child actors,” said Margaret Pomeranz, from At the Movies, who judged it at a Sydney Film Festival this year, where it won Best Film and Best Direction.

Ms Litton-Strain added: “All God’s Creatures is one of the more recent films I have produced, but it’s going to be an interesting screening at the Scone FilmFest, pairing it with my first short Driven.

“While they are very different films, they do share some themes.

“Also, of course, both films hinge on the performances of some very talented young actors.

“Ed Oxenbould, who is now appearing in the Hollywood feature film Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, stars in All God’s Creatures.

“I can’t wait to see what the Scone audience think.”

Another short film, Jump, has screened at festivals around Australia, the USA and at the renowned Cannes Film Festival in France.

“Jump is a story that celebrates difference,” director and writer Aimee Lee Curran said.

“It underscores the importance of family when pursuing your dreams.

“It is a story close to my heart that was largely inspired by my little brother, and it is to him that I dedicate the film.”

Maxx Corkindale, is co-producer of Welcome to Iron Knob, one of the films being screened.

It is set in a sleepy little town in South Australia.

It has won seven awards, including best of the Fest at Palm Springs, USA, and screened around Australia.

“Thanks for having us and showing our film to audiences we would never be able to reach,” Mr Corkindale said.

“We hope that the audience enjoy it.”

Delicious finger food and refreshments will be served before the films, and coffee and desserts afterwards.

Dress up in something glamorous, walk the red carpet and enjoy a fun and sociable evening at the movies with a real atmosphere.

Scone FilmFest 2014 takes place at the Senior Citizen’s Centre, Oxford Road, between 6.30pm and 10.30pm.

Entry is $25 and tickets are available from Serendipity, Scone, and Eyecare Plus, Muswellbrook.

For further information, visit the website at or phone 0428 508 326.

FILMFEST TREAT: A scene from All God’s Creatures, one of the selections at the upcoming Scone Films’ short film festival.

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Off to a flying start

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Jenny Parer (left) with guest artist Susan O’Brien.The Holbrook Art and Photography Show has started with a bang with around 100 people attending opening night lastFriday.
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This year the show will split the proceeds with the Ovarian Cancer Awareness Group who will help with the running of the show and spread their message at the event.

“The food went well, the art was appreciated and I believe the guest artists had a great time,” organiser Milt Golenberg said.

“There were a few paintings sold on opening night and over the next couple of days we sold a few more.”

There is something for each taste at the art show with pieces ranging from metal art, sculptures, paintings, photographs and clay frocks.

Another one of the organisers Jenny Parer said many hours of work had gone into the admission side of the show.

The art show featured two artists, Susan O’Brien and Suzie O’Shea.

“We go to other art shows and see work we like then contact the artist and ask if they would like to come,” Ms Parer said.

The event is run by the Holbrook Rotary with an art committee within the club organising the event.

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Focus on environment

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Murray Group CWA members went on an imaginary bus ride to Botswana following a power point presentation by five students from Rand Public School.Around 30 members from the Murray Group of the CWA attended the Agriculture and Environment and International Day last week on in Holbrook at the CTC on Tuesday August 26.
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Agriculture and Environment officer Rita Bowler organised the environmental side with Bushlinks officer Kylie Durant invited as the guest speaker.

While members were a mix of people who lived in town and people who lived on farms they all found the talk very informative.

Ms Durant spoke about the importance of tree corridors, the wedge tail eagle and the wilga tree which are a focus of study for the CWA.

She also spoke about the invasive weed, serrated tussock, and the importance of controlling it.

“It was thoroughly enjoyable and we all gained something from it,” member of the Murray Group Pat Brown said.

The Murray group includes branches from around the area including Holbrook, Little Billabong and Albury.

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Kenthurst first grade and reserves win grand finals

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Party into the night: The Kenthurst and District Football Club first and reserve grade teams celebrating their double championship victories.Kenthurst & District Football Club’s Premier League first grade and reserve grade sides have won back-to-back premierships as well as the grand finals in both grades.
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The first grade division beat West Pennant Hills 2-0 in extra time. The team had to refocus after the Saturday time slot was cancelled and the game moved to Sunday, with a couple of players missing a wedding to play.

This is first grade’s third premiership in a row and the club also won the Gladesville Hornsby Football Association club championship for the third consecutive year, which is the fifth time the club has done so in its 48 year history.

The under-11 first division also won the premiership for the second consecutive year, and won the championship grand final.

Other teams also winning grand finals included under-10 division four, under-10 division seven, under-11 division two and all-age men’s.

Other Premiership-winning teams were under-14and the all-age men’s teams.

The club’s Premier League team will compete in the NSW Champion of Champions series, beginning September 14.

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Maitland’s Nic White relegated to Wallabies bench

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Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie has chosen the NSW Super Rugby winning halves combination for this Saturday’s Test against South Africa at the expense of Maitland Blacks junior Nic White.
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Maitland Blacks junior Nic White at Wallabies training.

McKenzie today named Nick Phipps and Bernard Foley in the starting side for game three of the 2014 Rugby Championship with White and Kurtley Beale on the bench after being part of the first XV in Australia’s last two outings against New Zealand.

The Wallabies have yet to win a Test in this year’s competition despite holding the All Blacks to a 12-all draw in Sydney on August 16 and McKenzie said he felt this was the right mix of players to tackle the Springboks at Patersons Stadium on the weekend.

“While the size of the challenge isn’t any easier this week, the South Africans do play a unique brand of rugby which we will need to adjust to,” McKenzie said.

“That’s reflected in our selections somewhat, where we feel the partnership of Nick and Bernard will best suit the style of game we’ll be trying to play.

“They’ve got a proven combination at a Super Rugby level and we look forward to seeing how that translates into the Test environment.

“It’s naturally disappointing for the two guys who missed out on the starting team in Nic and Kurtley, but the reality is we have a lot of good players in those playmaking positions.

“We expect them to respond in a positive manner and to make an impact playing an important role in how we close out the match.”

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August snap shots 2014Photos

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August snap shots 2014 | Photos WINDY DAY: The strong winds on August 1 saw Bathurst’s bicentenary flags flying proudly in the Haymarket Reserve Park, welcoming visitors to the city. Photo: PHILL MURRAY. 073114psnap1
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DAM GOOD: Western Advocate photographer CHRIS SEABROOK snapped this photo at Chifley Dam, where the water level has finally begun to rise after below average rainfall so far this year. Why not take a trip out to the dam and soak up some of the amazing scenery around our region. 073014cdam1

ON SONG: Bathurst’s Panorama Chorus preforms a song from the musical Pippin during the Bathurst Sings event held at the Flannery Centre on Sunday, August 3. A good crowd was on hand to hear the performances from a selection of local choirs.Photo: CHRIS SEABROOK 080314csing6

SKY HIGH: Central West Flying pilot David Carroll snapped this brilliant photo as he flew over Burrendong Dam early August. He said he “couldn’t resist … we see some amazing stuff” when he had the chance to capture the amazing scenery from above. 080514burrendongsnap

SMILE AND SAY YEAH!: The happy children at the Elizabeth Chifley Preschool had their own version of the Commonwealth Games recently. Even better, at the end, every child was given a medal. Everyone’s a winner. Photo: CHRIS SEABROOK073014chifley6

PLEASED TO MEET YOU: The Australian Wallabies’ mascot Wally is mobbed by junior rugby players during an open training session at Ashwood Park. Photo: ZENIO LAPKA. zen20026

DIY VICTORY PIC: In what might be a first, this Snapshot is a snapshot of a snapshot. Golfer Adam Lewis is pictured taking a photo of his playing partner Craig Hanrahan after the pair took out the Jimmy Johnson Trophy at Bathurst Golf Club. Photo: ZENIO LAPKA 081014zsnap

NEW ARRIVAL: There’s nothing like a new calf on the ground. This little guy hit the deck early in August on a local property which runs poll herefords. calving20141

RUGGED UP: Soccer fans Brooke McDonald and Angie Cambourn travelled up from Lithgow to support the Lithgow Workmen’s Club team in their clash with Bathurst 75 at Proctor Park – and were well prepared for the winter weather. Photo: CHRIS SEABROOK 081014csocsnap

HONOURING RACERS: The signs on Mount Panorama unveiled in August not only honour drivers, but motorcycle racers, too. Ron Toombs won an incredible 17 major events at the annual Bathurst bike races during his illustrious career in the late 1960s and early ’70s. He retired from racing in 1975, then made a comeback at the age of 46 at his favourite track – Mount Panorama. He was running in eighth place until injuries sustained when he crashed into a tree claimed his life.

NOTE TO SELF: Long-time local Elvis impersonator Gerard Barnes marked the anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death by performing renditions of his favourite songs. The iconic musician died on August 16, 1977 at his Memphis home, Graceland. Elvis starred in 33 films, made history with his television appearances and specials, and received great acclaim through many record-breaking live concert performances. Mr Barnes said he started following Elvis’ career as a school boy and has since collected hundreds of pieces of Elvis memorabilia. He is pictured surrounded by just some of that memorabilia. Photo: PHILL MURRAY 081414pelvis

THANK YOU: Bathurst Base Hospital Auxiliary thanked three long-serving volunteers, Betty Adams, Wendy Stocks and Pat Waddell, recently by awarding them life membership. Between them they have contributed thousands of volunteerhours to the auxiliary. 081514snappy

ON A ROLL: Cub Scout Alex Lewis had a go at tenpin bowling when the Girl Guides took on the Cub Scouts at the Ten-Pin Bowling Centre last week. Photo: CHRIS SEABROOK 081314ctpin7

HELLO THERE: Chilali Baggins-Cupitt, 6, was lucky enough to run into Olivia the Pig just after Olivia had a ‘media moment’ with the Western Advocate. Olivia was at the Bathurst City Library to promote her appearances during Children’s Book Week. Check out page 5of today’s Advocate for more information. Photo: CHRIS SEABROOK 081814copig1

TALL STORIES: The Big Friendly Giant (Year 6 student Tim Porter) was a standout at Cathedral School’s Book Week parade. 082014pbooks1

ON TRACK: Work continues in earnest on Bathurst Harness Racing Club’s new $7.5 million facility in the foothills of Mount Panorama. The first meeting will be held on Friday, October 10 and the official opening will be held on Sunday, October 19. Photo: CHRIS SEABROOK 081714ctrots

UP FRONT: Lachlan Vintage Railway Society member Bill Allen was at the controls of the 1920 rail motor for its run to Newbridge. Close to 100 people made the journey with him. Photo: CHRIS SEABROOK 082414ctrain8

HOLD THE PHONE: A picture tells a thousand words. This cyclist was snapped using a mobile phone as he was about to enter the busy roundabout at the intersection of George and Russell streets. 081914snappy

ZEN: This beautiful dog is a 20-month-old Akita (Japanese) called Kichi. Her proud owner Sharon Lowe took Kichi down to the Japanese garden in Bathurst recently to introduce her to a little piece of her ancestral homeland. The pretty little dog felt right at home. In fact, in this photo it could be said she looks like she is meditating. Sharon said Kichi is the very first champion of her breed in Australia. 082214kichi

ON TRACK: Passengers await the vintage 1920 diesel rail motor’s departure from Bathurst Railway Station to Newbridge last weekend. The early run was followed by a return trip to Tarana and a oneway trip to Orange and on to Parkes. Photo: CHRIS SEABROOK 082414ctrain9

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2014 Barossa Duathlon in fifth year

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Wayne Goodwin, left, and Guy Draper in training for the Barossa Duathlon. The fifth Barossa Duathlon incorporates the 2014 South Australian Duathlon Championship and is being held in partnership with Triathlon South Australia and Xcelsports on Sunday, September 14.
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One feature of this course is the ride over Menglers Hill as used in the Tour Down Under, while another is the new, fun “Tuffkidz’ race for children 7 to 13 year-olds consisting of a 750 metre run, three kilometre bike and a 500 metre run.

The Long Course event consists of a 10 kilometre run followed by a 40 kilometre bike and completed with a five kilometre run, while the Short Course consists of a five kilometre run 20 kilometre bike and a two and a half kilometre run.

Two Barossa Valley competitors in the Barossa Duathlon event this year, Wayne Goodwinand Guy Draper, have been training hard and will compete in the Short Course. The pair have had a busy training regime for this year’s event.

“We have been riding around 100 kilometres and running 15 to 20 kilometres per week, including training together with Team Barossa, riding Menglers Hill and running,” Guy said.

Guy has been competing for the past three years and last year came in the top 10 overall and has ridden in the BUPA Challenge with Tour Down Under.

“My goal this year is to finish somewhere in the top ten again – in sight of Wayne,” Guy said.

Guy encouraged Wayne to compete in the Barossa Duathlon this year and while he has only been riding for a year and had his bike since March this year, Guy said Wayne will be a tough competitor.

Wayne said, “I was a runner 20 years ago and had hung up my sporting boots but I have discovered through training and exercising I have my fitness back and I am enjoying it.

“Training together with goals to achieve gives us the motivation to keep up the hard work and we are competitive.

“I hope to complete the course – that’s my aim.”

“I think I will be trying my best to keep ahead of Wayne – he is going to be a strong contender in this race,” Guy said.

Both men agree cyclists are very lucky in the Barossa Valley with beautiful scenery, quiet roads, lack of traffic and traffic lights and no vehicle fumes and are throwing out the challenge for more Barossa people to compete in the event.

Organisers of the event are keen to grow the event and include an inter-winery competition in 2015 and also encourage more people to come to the Barossa and enjoy the region.

Athletes and supporters are invited to a post-event lunch at Seppeltsfield Wines for $25 which includes a complimentary bottle of wine and every entrant this year goes into a draw to win a free entry into the Qattro Glenelg Triathlon.

Competitors must be present at the post race lunch at Seppeltsfield to claim their prize.

For more information about the event, contact Stephen Stubbs mobile 0403 042 447 or to register go to https://regonline.activeglobal南京夜网/builder/site/Default.aspx?EventID=1089272.

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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

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