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.

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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

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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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Educational DVD released for the APY Lands

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A new DVD specifically aimed at consumers living in the APY Lands was released by the state government last week.
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The ‘Deadly Dollars – Something for Nothing’ DVD warns of sharp business practices targeting remote communities, raising awareness of making informed choices when paying for products or services.

Minister for Business Services and Consumers Gail Gago said the government wants to give South Australians living in the APY lands to feel confident as consumers and ensure they are well informed in making purchase decisions.

“Unfortunately, we have seen evidence that people living in remote communities are specifically targeted by unscrupulous traders, including unlicensed second hand car dealers and shonky appliance rent-to-buy schemes,” Ms Gago said.

“These are complex issues but they are very real.

“We want to ensure that for those living on the APY Lands, there is no shame in seeking assistance and talking to somebody about money problems.”

‘Deadly Dollars – Something for Nothing’ tells the story of an Anangu family that is struggling to manage their spending, demonstrating how they learn to deal with money better.

The family in the story faces long pay-off periods that outlast the product itself, feels pressured into taking a product on a deposit plan and argues over a family member gambling away money that is needed for essentials.

The DVD was filmed in Pitjantjatjara, features local actors and a script that was finalised with help from the Mimili community.

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