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Kate is a 10-year-old Staffordshire bull terrier cross. Despite her age, she still has a spring in her step and is an affectionate and beautifully natured girl. She costs $110. To view all animals available at the Wollondilly Animal Shelter visit wollondilly.nsw.gov419论坛 or call 4677 1144.This week
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■Wednesday, September 16: Camden Library Ladies meeting, 10am-noon, Camden Library. Guest speaker Emily Smith from Ontrac, Camden, on What is exercise physiology and how can you benefit?, cost $5, including morning tea. Details, RSVP: Bettina, 0458 270 291.

■Wednesday, September 16: Camden Hospital Auxiliary meeting, 10.30am. Details: Helen, 4655 9114 or Pauline, 4657 2123.

■Wednesday, September 16: Lions Club of Narellan meeting, 7pm, Studley Park Golf Club. Guest speaker Sandra McDonald from Beautiful Minds. Details: Danny, 0417 676 815.

■Wednesday, September 16: Facesnplaces Singles Social Club Inc meeting, 7.30pm, Wests Leagues Leumeah. Details: Linda, 9605 7074 or 0408 052 443.

■Thursday, September 17: St Vincent De Paul Society Highlands Area Spring Fashion Parade, 1.30pm, Mittagong shop, Bowral Road. Wide range of designer label clothes, shoes, handbags, hats and jewellery. Cost $4 on entry, includes afternoon tea. Details: Glenn Bailey, 4871 1922.

■Thursday, September 17: Beautiful Minds mental health support stall with baby goods, bargain jewellery, condiments, clothing, books and giftware, Campbelltown Hospital foyer. Details: 0401 615 365.

■Friday, September 18: Brand New Day Female Services monthly Women’s Circle, 10am-noon, Oran Park Town Community Rooms. Cost $5 includes morning tea. ‘Once upon a time we were all little’ activity. Details: [email protected]论坛, 0467 629 942.

■Friday, September 18: Christian Reformed Church of Macarthur seminar, Refugees — Getting the balance between justice and mercy with speaker Greg Lake, former director of Nauru and Christmas Island detention centres, 7.30pm-9pm, corner Cobbitty and Northern roads, Cobbitty. Details: Terry, 0425 233 269.

■Sunday, September 20: The Fellowship of Australian Writers Macarthur meets for fellowship, encouragement and discussion, 1pm-4pm, Jade Room, Campbelltown RSL Club. Details: Margot, 4626 2424.

■Sunday, September 20: Wollondilly People’s Praise concert, 2.30pm, St Mark’s Anglican Church, Picton. Guest artists Campbelltown City Baptist Church choir and pipe organist Russell Littlefair. Details: 0423 640 307.

■Monday, September 21: Macarthur Astronomical Forum with guest speaker Professor Geraint Lewis, 7.30pm, Building 30, UWS Campbelltown. Details: President Tony Law, [email protected]论坛.

■Monday, September 21: Campbelltown Hospital Auxiliary monthly meeting, 1pm, seminar room, Campbelltown Hospital. New members welcome. Details: 9820 9320.

■Tuesday, September 22: Highlands Hub school holidays circus workshop, 10am-1pm, 205 Old Hume Hwy, Mittagong. Details: 9542 7344.

■Tuesday, September 22: Cyber Seekers Computer Club for Seniors annual general meeting, 10.30am, Campbelltown Catholic Club. Seeking volunteers and students to join club, all welcome. Details: 4628 0484.

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Pilossof takes up the challenge of executive officer’s role at Racing Orange

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NEW FACE: Racing Orange executive officer Gavin Pilossof says he’s hoping to help build the sport at Towac Park. Photo: NICK McGRATH 0910nmrace2RACING
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FROM Zimbabwe to Orange – it’s the long way around, but new Racing Orange executive officer Gavin Pilossofsays he’s thrilled about his latest challenge at Towac Park.

After a tough 2014-15 season, Pilossof has been handling the resurgence of the city’s thoroughbreds for the last month and, already, the home of racing in Orange is looking vastly different as the Towac Park track receives a well overdue upgrade and work on tidying the grandstand facilities continues.

Pilossof has been in Australia for 18 months, and he and his family moved to Orange to be closer to his sister.

With an enviable background in the horse racing business – he’s been involved with thoroughbreds since the age of seven, has helped his father own, train and breed horses and was the head handicapper in Zimbabwe, as well as the audit manager of the turf club – immersing himself in Racing Orange seemed a logical career choice.

“We’re loving it being in Australia so far,” Pilossof said.

“I think it’s a beautiful place.”

He said reinvigorating the Racing Orange scene was goal number one for the new management.

“We want to get the function side of things going; more corporate events out here,” Pilossof said. “Once all of this is done that’s what we’ll target … more race meetings and getting more trainers working from here.

“With Orange being fairly central in the Central West, we see there being a big opportunity here for trainers.”

Currently at the Towac Park stables Michael Plummer, Brad Draper, Alison Smith, Becky Byrne, Lee Van Den Bos, Don Oakley, Debra Sharpe, Brian Buckley, Peter Cornish and John Langworthy work at the Orange facility.

Roughly, that translates to about 40 horses in work.

“We’ve got enough capacity here for close to 150 horses,” Pilossof said.

“That’s a target we want to reach.”

Racing Orange’s first TAB meeting of the spring season is on Friday, October 2.

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Preparation is the key

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paintFAIL to prepare and you prepare to fail.
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Nowhere is this maxim more true than when it comes to painting.

So if the time has come to paint at your place, here are a few tips to ensure the job goes as smoothly as possible.

The first thing to do is save yourself the frustration of having to step over furniture.

Clear the room or furniture as well as curtains and blinds, and you will also have a clear psychological space to work in.

Light fittings should be covered and or taped to protect them from paint. Ditto for power points and light switches.

Put down a cloth drop sheet.

Good preparation is the first step to ensure a smooth finish.

Give the walls a good wash with sugar soap as this will ensure any marks, dirt or grease not only won’t show through but won’t cause the new paint to peel or bubble.

Small imperfections on the bottom layer will look a lot bigger by the time the top coat goes on.

Take the time to fill any cracks or gouges and sand them back.

Then prime or undercoat as needed.

Cut-in with a brush or applicator pad then paint the rest of the area with a roller. When it comes to ceilings, roll the paint on in manageable strips and roll towards the main source of natural light.

If you plan to paint the cornice in the same colour, work on that first.

When it comes to walls start in a corner and paint in sections from top to bottom.

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PHOTOS: Week in Review, September 15

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The warm weather returns, Irymple South Primary School holds its Boot-ique Market, theRed Cliffs Secondary School Fete and more.
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Check out our weekly review gallery.

PHOTOS: Week in Review, September 15 Kids Teaching Kids Week at Sacred Heart Primary school.Abbey Clifford, 11, Ebony Fitzgerald, 12, and Amelie Baumgurtel, 11, show the correct way to dispose and recycle.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Kids Teaching Kids Week at Sacred Heart Primary school.Hamish Cameron, 12, and Tom Hermans, 12, inform students with a presentation.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Statistics show refugees are the most likely of all migrants to own small businesses, Sayed Abbas Hashimi being one of them.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Schools from across Sunraysia competed in the Interschool Athletics.Bernad Ngendakumana, 14, of Chaffey, in the discus.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Schools from across Sunraysia competed in the Interschool Athletics.Kane Darby, 13, of Coomealla, in the shot put.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Schools from across Sunraysia competed in the Interschool Athletics.Ashlee Wakefield and Tiarni Bishop, both 14, of Merbein.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Schools from across Sunraysia competed in the Interschool Athletics.Mia Soebardu, 14, of St Joseph’s, Amilea Mckerrow, 13, of Merbein and Milla Deckert, 13, of Red Cliffs.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Schools from across Sunraysia competed in the Interschool Athletics.13 years boys 800m, Caleb Connick of St Joseph’s.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Schools from across Sunraysia competed in the Interschool Athletics.14 years girls 800m, St Joseph’s Gabrielle Deacon, with Chaffey’s Shakiba Alizadah and Chloe Thompson of Coomealla close behind.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Schools from across Sunraysia competed in the Interschool Athletics.Brooke Tremelling of, 16, of Irymple, in the Triple Jump.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Schools from across Sunraysia competed in the Interschool Athletics.Ella Tilley and Gretel Loughhead, both 13, of Trinity.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Local artist and teacher Rhian Birnie is currently exhibiting in the Art Vault with some amazing watercolour artworks featuring Moose, Rabbits and Owls.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Vic parliament for students. Mildura Senior College students studying legal studies, in their session.Legislative Assembly of Victoria outreach program coordinator Pablo Diaz, addresses the group.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Vic parliament for students. Mildura Senior College students studying legal studies, in their session.Legislative Assembly of Victoria outreach program coordinator Pablo Diaz, with Mildura Senior College students Kye Grimmer, 18, and Jessyca Neri, 17.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Vic parliament for students. Mildura Senior College students studying legal studies, in their session.Temeka Harris, reads from her script.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

The Lake School students enjoyed an Indonesian day with activities and traditional Indonesian outfits.Lucy Garraway, 8, Cassie Hibberd, 9, and Willow Pain, 7, in traditional outfits.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

The Lake School students enjoyed an Indonesian day with activities and traditional Indonesian outfits.Australian Taekwondo champion Darren Williams, gave students taekwondo lessons for the day. Pictured is student Jeremy Bruton, 5.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

The Lake School students enjoyed an Indonesian day with activities and traditional Indonesian outfits.Isabella Palamara, 7, and Kaitlyn Cavallaro, 11, cook up an Indonesian noodle dish.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

The Lake School students enjoyed an Indonesian day with activities and traditional Indonesian outfits.Wearing the traditional Indonesian school uniforms, Chelsea Pollifrone, 10, Lola O’Connor, 10, and Macaila Britton, 9.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

The Lake School students enjoyed an Indonesian day with activities and traditional Indonesian outfits.Milla Wallace, 8, with leading teacher Adam Parsons.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Students from Red Cliffs, Merbein and Irymple Secondary college will be heading to China on Thursday, as apart of exchange. Irymple Secondary College students, Marianne Fiorillo, 15, Emily Williams, 16, and Brooke Hammond, 15.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Mildura’s Mark Thornton and Brenton Love participated in the Ride for Sick Kids, with Mildura raising $43k for Ronald McDonald House Charities, which is 12 per cent of the state total.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Monash University School of Rural Health -Teddy Bear Hospital at Mildura Primary School. From left, Monash University School of Rural Health second year medical student Trinston Lee showing Mildura Primary School students Victoria Kala, 5, and Daniel Crombie-Handy, 6, how X-Ray’s and MRI scans are done, using teddies as an example.

Monash University School of Rural Health -Teddy Bear Hospital at Mildura Primary School. Mildura English Language Centre students from left, Augustine Niyogasenga, 9, and Roqhia Safdari, 6, learning about bandages and casts from Monash University School of Rural Health second year medical student Rachel Van Zetten.

Monash University School of Rural Health -Teddy Bear Hospital at Mildura Primary School. Mildura Primary School student Florencia Nzitunga, 5, using a stethoscope to see if the teddy has a heartbeat, with the help of Monash University School of Rural Health second year medical student Ryan Hirsch.

Mildura West Primary School Book Launch. (Children have each written and published their own books which were launched on the day. Children were dressed in book character costumes). From left, Jacob Gray, 7, as Harry Potter, Musashi Safak, 6, as Robin, Indianna Mann, 7, as Little Mermaid and Abigail Fletcher as a Bunny.

Mildura West Primary School Book Launch. (Children have each written and published their own books which were launched on the day. Children were dressed in book character costumes). From left, Eli Kane, 12, as Pinocchio, Connie Elze, 12, and Little Red Riding Hood, and Margaret McDonald, as Dorothy from Wizard Of Oz.

Mildura West Primary School Book Launch. (Children have each written and published their own books which were launched on the day. Children were dressed in book character costumes). From left, Ethan Lane, 12, dressed as King Arthur with Ashley Bolt, 11, dressed as Annie, who is holding one of the students books.

Mildura West Primary School Book Launch. (Children have each written and published their own books which were launched on the day. Children were dressed in book character costumes). From left, Zane Booth, 12, dressed as Sherlock Holmes, reading to his fellow students, Josie Brigante, 11, as Cat in the Hat, Tyler Mellberg, 12, dressed as a Mime, and Xander Rothwell, 11, dressed as Dracula.

Former Lower Murray Medicare Local chief executive Lydia Senior says the scholarship to train and retain health graduates in Mildura is a great legacy for the organisation.

Mildura Deputy Mayor John Arnold at the new Mildura Water Park, says he is keen to remain active even though some may think 65 is an ideal time to retire.

Merbein resident Bill Gammon at Merbein Common with a pile of rubbish he found. Bill is annoyed at the amount of rubbish being dumped illegally at Merbein Common.

Mildura Holden car donation to Sunraysia Community Radio 106.7 Hot FM. With the donated Holden Barina Spark, from left, Mildura Holden general manager Paul Shelly and dealer principal Mark Allford, with Sunraysia Community Radio 106.7 Hot FM station manager Bernard Denner, acting president Jack Thompson, tech services manager Robert Manger and breakfast hosts Michael Gigg, and Jessica Barr.

Preview to Murray House Hostel Fashion Parade on 19th September at Wentworth Town Hall, at 2pm.From left, Shirley Kumm, Sharon Rose and Carol McWhinney.

Preview to Heartbeat Victoria Sunraysia Fashion Parade and Devonshire Tea, at The Vines Retirement Village, Mildura, on Saturday 12th September at 2pm.From left, Sharon Rose and Carol McWhinney

Mildura Health Private Hospital chief executive, Gerard Op de Coul says Medibank Private and AHM clients could be left with out-of pocket expenses due to the expiry of the companies’ contract with the hospital.

Mildura resident Garry Walsh who faced a $20,000 up-front fee for his knee replacement cuts up his Medibank Private Health membership card in disgust.

Launch of MDAS Early Years Hub. Kylie Clarke, with her son Matari Clarke, 5 months old, with Kirsty Hampton, at the launch.

Launch of MDAS Early Years Hub. Travis Morvell holding his son, Dean Morwell, 4 months old, with partner Simone Spencer, of Mildura who already in the mother’s group and will now attend the new hub.

Launch of MDAS Early Years Hub.From left, MDAS cradle to kinder support worker, Amanda McCole, MDAS Early Years Hub manager Danielle Dougherty, and MDAS early years support worker Rhonda McInnes celebrating the launch.

Grandparents and special friend’s Day at Pasadena Pre-School Centre.Brian Tumes with grandaughter Emily Tumes, 5.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Grandparents and special friend’s Day at Pasadena Pre-School Centre.Lauren Holt, 5, was joined by her big brother Benjamin Holt.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Grandparents and special friend’s Day at Pasadena Pre-School Centre.Grandpa Garry Hutchins, helps grandson Zeke Dedman, 5, with his tea cup creation.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Grandparents and special friend’s Day at Pasadena Pre-School Centre.Rosy Bibby with grandson Jate Riordan, 5.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Grandparents and special friend’s Day at Pasadena Pre-School Centre.Will Brown, 4, with great grandma, Louisa Gibson and grandma Moya Healy.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Red Cliffs Secondary School Fete.Kurt Shaw, Josh Moore and Tahlia Mutmer in charge of the fairy floss.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Red Cliffs Secondary School Fete.Kaspah Parker and Alex Horsfall sell some treats.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Red Cliffs Secondary School Fete.Jackson Wright and Ty Atkinson, both 13, get ready to rumble in the sumo suits.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Red Cliffs Secondary School Fete.Jackson Wright and Ty Atkinson, both 13, get ready to rumble in the sumo suits.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Red Cliffs Secondary School Fete.Abbie Cumming, 14, with Courtney Hocking and Jasmine Brand, both 12, have fun in the photo booth.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Red Cliffs Secondary School Fete.Alanah Cavallaro, 15, and Zardia-Rose Edmonds, 16.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Red Cliffs Secondary School Fete.Tristan Crothers, 17, Tyler Woodward, 16, and Lochie Chamberlain, 17, guess how many balloons are in the car.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Red Cliffs Secondary School Fete.From left, Nathan Bianchin, 15, Cooper Clancy, 14, Jack Sylvia, 14, and Sam Zaccone, 15.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Red Cliffs Secondary School Fete.Nicholas Chiera, 17, Ben Shipp, 17, Antonio Tassone, 17, Junior Tuifao, 16, and Shaun Reddick, 16, running the BBQ.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Red Cliffs/Irymple RSL Women’s Auxiliary member Margaret Hunt and husband Walter.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Steven and April Saunders of Sunraysia Petroleum.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Irymple South Primary School Boot-ique Market. Irymple South Primary School students and all junior school council representatives selling drinks, from left, Sofia Tabacco, 6, Massimo Tabacco, 8, Will Kennedy, 8, Colby Geister, 7, and Will Shore, 10.

Irymple South Primary School Boot-ique Market. Enjoying the shade together Rosa Zaffina with her daughter Felicima Zaffina, from Euston.

Irymple South Primary School Boot-ique Market. Jamie Russell, with his son Chase Russell, 6, from Mildura.

Irymple South Primary School Boot-ique Market. Sisters Taylor Johnson, 9, and Lucy Johnson, 6, from Nichols Point.

Irymple South Primary School Boot-ique Market. Linda Brown with her daughter Shari Brown, 12, from Irymple, selling bracelets.

Irymple South Primary School Boot-ique Market. Ken Underwood from Rye, with his wooden craft shanty’s he made.

Irymple South Primary School Boot-ique Market. Lance Boston, selling plants, from Elm Tree Gardens Nursery, Irymple.

Irymple South Primary School Boot-ique Market. Keeping cool with an ice cream is Xavier Burgess, 3, with his brother Josh Burgess, 4, and mother Jane Burgess, from Irymple.

Irymple South Primary School Boot-ique Market. Selling various items, from left, Mia Woodburn, 6, Sienna Primarano, 8, Linda Primarano, and Scarlet Primarano, 4, all from Irymple.

Irymple South Primary School Boot-ique Market. From left, Tommy McGlashan, 12, with his mother Jo McGlashan, Irymple, selling items from the back of their ute.

Irymple South Primary School Boot-ique Market. From left, Tara Rielley, 6, with her mother Sandra Rielley, from Irymple, and family friend Darcy Graham, Merbein.

Children playing at the water park, (at Mildura Riverfront Precinct) Mildura. Getting soaked from the water, sisters, Destiny Chilly, 6, and Shontae Chilly, 8, from Mildura.

Children playing at the water park, (at Mildura Riverfront Precinct) Mildura. From left, new friends, Lara Smith, 3, and Stella Ficarra, 2, both from Mildura.

Children playing at the water park, (at Mildura Riverfront Precinct) Mildura.Splashing about, from left, Tia Le, 11, Keith Le, 3, Max Phillips, 9, and Kian Le, 10.

Children playing at the water park, (at Mildura Riverfront Precinct) Mildura. Running through the water, from left, Aimee Staker, 8, Miriam Tauelangi, 11, Hannah Staker, 5, and Emily Staker, 12, all from Mildura.

Children playing at the water park, (at Mildura Riverfront Precinct) Mildura. Dingwall family from Mildura, from left, Caiden, 9, Cooper, 3, and Ella, 8.

NSW Rural Fire Service open day at Buronga Wetlands. From left, cooking up a storm, NSW Rural Fire Service volunteers, Buronga captain Ken Cornell, Gol Gol deputy captain Brendon Ede, and Gol Gol volunteer Graeme Smyth.

NSW Rural Fire Service open day at Buronga Wetlands. Standing in front of a vintage Studebaker Fire Truck, which was the first Dareton fire truck, from left, NSW Rural Fire Service volunteers, Gol Gol volunteer Shane Johnston, Curlwaa captain Ray Hill, Gol Gol senior deputy captain Damien Wadsworth, Gol Gol captain Troy Dowley, and supporter Melissa Hoskin, from Mildura.

NSW Rural Fire Service open day at Buronga Wetlands. NSW Rural Fire Service-Buronga volunteer Teagan Cornell, showing how the hose works for Indee Jackson, 4, Buronga.

NSW Rural Fire Service open day at Buronga Wetlands. Buronga NSW Rural Fire Service volunteers Ash Gray, from Buronga, and Allan Ball, from Mildura.

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Council to highlight financial grants case

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HORSHAM Rural City Council will write to the federal government to outline the importance of Financial Assistance Grants.
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It comes after council received a letter from Australian Local Government Association chairman Troy Pickard and Municipal Association of Victoria president Bill McArthur about the issue.

The letter said the groups’ campaign to maintain the grants was gathering momentum.

The government moved last year to freeze indexation on the grants for three years.

The two associations estimate the freeze will cost councils across Australia $925 million by 2017-18, and theywant the government to reverse the decision.

The letter asked councils to pass a resolution acknowledging the grants’ importance in helping councils deliver essential community services.Horsham councillors agreed unanimously.

The letter stated while the grants were paid through each state’sLocal Government Grants Commission, the funding was federal money.

The groups asked councils to ensurefunding was identified as federal grant money in any council publications and reports to help push the campaign.

Horsham councillors voted to do this.

Councillor Heather Phillips said the grants were critical.

“We get $598.70 per head for recurrent grants, but we spend around $2094 per head,” she said.

“We get about our quarter of our local spend from theFinancial Assistance Grants scheme–we could not run the municipality without them.”

Council will write to Deputy Prime Minister and Regional Development MinisterWarren Truss to highlight its plight.

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Words alone won’t stop violence

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NSW Premier Mike Baird has this week announced domestic violence will be one of his 12 priorities.
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While the sentiment is admirable the announcement needs to be backed up by action and funds.

So far, his track record has not been good.

While he managed to find $1 billion to rebuild two existing sports stadia he has presided over cuts to domestic violence shelters and services and cuts to the Family and Community Services department.

Both of these areas must be funded if the state is to get truly serious about tackling domestic violence head on.

The government, and the community, need to get as angry and as scared as they do when a shark tries to bite off a man’s leg.

They need to be as outraged as they were when Daniel Christie was killed by a one-punch attack in Kings Cross.

When the 18-year-old died the government sprang into action, increasing the penalty of one-punch attacks and introducing laws in the Sydney central business district which aimed to stop it happening again.

It took the death of just one young man to bring about these changes.

So why is there still at least one woman dying at the hands of her partner, or ex-partner every week?

Why are men who harass, intimidate, breach apprehended violence orders still getting a mere slap on the wrist?

Why are women still being turned away from shelters and services, not because they aren’t worthy of help and support, but because there is no room for them.

These poorly funded, understaffed services are unable to help hundreds of women a year.

How many women have lost their lives because Mr Baird’s government have made these cuts?

We may never know, but one thing is certain — more money is needed, fast.

Do it now and stop more women from losing their lives.

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Memories stolen

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An Eaglehawk residence was ransacked and burgled on Monday leaving most things of value behind.
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Jess Berrill and her daughter Aaliyah Booth returnedto their Church Street home after their day, to find thieves had stolen from the bedroom, the lounge room and the dining room.

Unfortunately for Ms Berrill what the thieves did take meant much more to her than any material item they left behind.

A box containing about 15 small video tapes were taken along with the camera they were recorded on.

Seemingly opportunistic thieves stole precious video recordings of her nine-year-old daughter’s birth and childhood.

“It has my daughter being born, her growing up and just before my grandfather died,” she said.

“There is nine year of my daughter’s life on those cameras.

“The box was precious too.

“It was a wooden box with a carved celtic cross on it.

“That is unique in itself.

“You can’t replace that stuff.”

Ms Berrill, a social worker, said the items stolen had surprised and caught her off guard.

“It’s weird the stuff they took,” she said.

“Wouldn’t it make sense to grab my computer?

“The stuff they took is irreplaceable.”

Ms Berrill said she did not care about the camera she just wanted the memories returned.

She said the thieves also stole some of her jewellery.

“They took the bracelet I got when I was born,” she said.

“They took the huge crystal I bought when I got a new job recently.”

Aaliyah Booth said she was surprised the thieves did not take her guitar or something of more value.

“Those tapes might have poppy on them,” she said.

Ms Berrill said the window in the bathroom was where the offenders entered the house.

Bendigo Police confirmed the break in happened between 8am and 7pm.

If you saw anything in the area on Monday Police urge you to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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Jess Berrill’s Eaglehawk house was broken into on Monday and the thieves took much more than just a few household items.

Seemingly opportunistic thieves stole precious video recordings of her nine-year-old daughter’s birth and childhood.

About 15 small video tapes were taken along with the camera they were recorded on.

Ms Berrill said she did not care about the camera she just wanted the memories returned.

“It has my daughter being born, her growing up and just before my grandfather died,” she said.

More to come.

If you know anything about this call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 immediately.

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Central Oval hosts training academy

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ABOUT 100 staff and students from Port Augusta and surrounding areas participated in the South Australia Aboriginal Sports Training Academy coaching day held at Central Oval recently.
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Sessions were conducted by coaches from Netball SA, South Australian Cricket Association and Basketball SA with students travelling from Port Pirie, Leigh Creek, Coober Pedy, Quorn, Whyalla, Mark Oliphant College and Ocean View College.

Students are assessed on training sessions leading up to the state-wide competition in Adelaide as part of the 2015 SAASTA Shield program.

Students will have the opportunity to compete against 400 indigenous students from 15 SAASTA Academies for chance to play the curtain raiser between the Adelaide 36ers and Perth Wildcats on Wednesday, November 18.

The event was enjoyed by all involved with outstanding athleticism, sportsmanship and skills demonstrated throughout the day.

Coaches of each of the codes were full of praise for all students involved and impressed with the new facility in the town.

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Trish Doyle rallies for registered nurses in aged care homes

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MP for Blue Mountains, Trish Doyle, pictured with deputy opposition leader Linda Burney, led a parliamentary debate on keeping registered nurses in aged care homes 24/7.Blue Mountains MP Trish Doyle has rallied for registered nurses during a debate in Parliament last week.
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Ms Doyle called on the Liberal government to enshrine in law the requirement for aged care facilities and nursing homes to roster registered nurses 24 hours a day, seven days a week in every NSW facility.

Ms Doyle said she had been fighting alongside the nurses for a number of years and “it isn’t over”, handing over a petition with more than 27,000 names to the parliament in June.

“I will not let up on this until the Health Minister can guarantee aged care residents will receive quality, round the clock care from a registered nurse.”

But Health Minister Jillian Skinner told the Gazette “no decision has been made by the NSW government to change the legislative requirement for registered nurses in nursing homes” and an inquiry wasn’t expected to report back until the end of next month”.

Nursing activists from the Mountains including Shirley Ross-Shuley, Jocelyn Hoffman, Annette Peters, Peter Buckney and Louise Stammers were in the gallery to hear the debate.

They had earlier campaigned in a rally outside Macquarie Street.

Debate on the issue in the legislative assembly was not extended as government members refused leave to allow those on the speaking list to contribute to the discussion, Ms Doyle said.

“The Baird government wants to tell us on the one hand that they support nursing staff and patients, but when it came to the crunch they used procedural rules in the legislative chamber to guillotine the debate while Labor MPs were on their feet ready to speak to the issue,” she said.

“Just because the Baird government’s prepared to gag debate does not mean that this issue will go away. The sheer number of signatories to the petition is testimony to the importance of this issue in the public’s view.

However Mrs Skinner said the debate “was conducted under standing orders – two Labor MPs spoke, as did two Liberal MPs and one Greens MP”.

The Legislative Council is conducting an inquiry into registered nurses in NSW nursing homes with a final report due on October 30.

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B Grade Player profiles

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A Grade Captain Coach and resident rugby reporter Matt Bell tells you everything you need to know about the Emus BGrade team set to take on the Condamine Cods in the Grand Final this weekend.
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B Grade Player profiles Mick Maher (C) Age – 32Occupation – Parts Manager at Blacks/Brock Lawless’s MentorMoo Maher has leadership skills i would happily take to a war zone. Damaging runner and just as brutal in defence.

Brett Corish Age – 37Occupation – Tractor Driver My fitness is a leader among leaders in this side. Looks great in lycra in the off season.

Doug McDougal Age – 34Occupation – One of those Chemical Blokes Dougy is another who has put everything into this year and showing the young guys how it’s done.

Rob Anderson Age – 34Occupation – Banker The ever reliable Shepp has defied his body and kept pushing himself to play on to help the club wherever he can.

Harry Webster Age – 26Occupation – FarmerHe is lean and wirey but don’t let that fool you, he gives as anyone and has stepped up and played a handful of A grade games this year.

Jeremy Beeston Age – 24Occupation – Brett Corish’s Apprentice Tractor DriverBeesty thought he was a half back, this year he’s been Mr Fix-it playing anywhere in the back line. He’s relishing playing on the side of the scrum as opposed to feeding the scrum.

Ben Dillon Age – 20 Occupation – Apprentice Grease Monkey Dillo is just starting to step out of the shadows of his old man. He’s stepped up and hasn’t looked out of place in A Grade this year.

Tim Cuthbert Age – 35Occupation – Pretends to be a FarmerTimmy loves this time of year, he actually comes to training. Rocks or diamonds, you never know what you’re going to get.

David Wild Age – 36Occupation – Another Chemical Bloke Wildy still possesses his big boot and his vision is an asset to the side.

Brock Lawless Age – 33Occupation – Head Monkey at Black’sBrocky really steers the side around at halfback on one leg.

Andrew Woods Age – 43Occupation – Truck Driver The “Grain Train” is everybody’s favourite. Everyone wants to play with Woodsey. Still possesses one of the best in and away’s the game has seen.

Pierce Saunders Age – 29Occupation – Sparky Coming back from injury, he will be a great addition to the side this weekend. Bring a wealth of experience.

Terry Gleeson Age – 40+ Occupation – Teacher Experience; no more to be said. His kicking game has got his side out of trouble many a time. Watch out for the “show and go”.

Dom O’Connor Age – 28Occupation – Used Tractor Salesman Enigmatic this season, hardly been sighted at training. But still brings his A Game.

Ben Todd Age – 31Occupation – Agronomist Toddy has led from the front, steering the pack around but most of the time tearing in and doing the hard yards. Still has a sweet pass.

Andrew McPherson Age – 37Occupation – Another Chemical BlokeFleabane can control and dominate a game, can be toxic to the opposition. Still a player to watch in these big games.

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Central keeps SGL premiership dream alive

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Clayton Crabbe is soiled in the contest by his West Augusta opponent Fraser Sinkinson.CENTRAL Augusta booked a place in the SGL A grade grand final with a tough 14-point win over West Augusta at Central Oval last weekend.
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In warm conditions the Bloods held a slight lead at every change and held off a determined Hawks team to take the victory.

Neither side took the advantage early, with the even contest providing plenty of stoppages.

The Bloods’ Geoff Appleton started well then got forward and kicked the first goal of the match.

Centrals took a two-goal lead as Jared Reid made himself dangerous, but it didn’t last long as the Hawks quickly hit back.

They kicked two goals, one to Michael Curley and one to key forward Hayden Warren.

Madigan medallist Nic Collins was quiet in the first term as Dylan Baker gave him no space.

Blood Kristopher Crabbe kicked truly from a set shot to give Centrals a six-point lead late in the quarter as his side looked to take the ascendency.

Centrals kicked three early goals during the second term and looked like the much stronger team.

That was until halfway into the term when West surged back into the game.

The Hawks showed grit as they kicked the next three goals against the momentum, with Jordan Warren doing the damage with two terrific goals.

Central’s ruckman Clayton Crabbe kicked a goal late in the quarter giving gave the Bloods back a two-goal lead at halftime.

The Hawks made some positional changes and played excellent football after the main break.

Ray Hayes put Hayden Warren into the midfield, Jordan Warren at full forward and Curley tagged Appleton making an instant impact on the game.

Collins got running and broke free from his tag and gather numerous influential possessions and Jordan Warren, Justin Nunn and Joe Packard.

The changes provided a spark that saw West kick six goals for the quarter.

Unfortunately for West though, the Bloods’ Aaron Parsons played an unbelievable third quarter to keep the Hawks from running away with the game.

Parsons made the most of his chances and kicked three vital goals.

Centrals Clayton Crabbe kicked a second and Nic Callary launched long goal late in the quarter to give Centrals a five-point lead with one quarter remaining.

The last quarter was tense and entertaining.

West moved the ball forward quickly early in the quarter allowing Hayden Warren to soccer the ball through on the goal line to even the scores.

The next 10 minutes saw both clubs struggle to get the ball forward, before Appleton again stepped up for Centrals.

He got his hands on the ball and kicked truly from a set shot 30-metres out to give the Bloods a 10-point lead.

With time winding down in the quarter Kristopher Crabbe marked the ball 35-metres out from goal on a very tough angle.

He went back and kicked a magnificent goal.

West didn’t give up but couldn’t kick another goal in the match.

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A new weapon against swooping magpies

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A new app has been designed to warn pedestrians of where they may be vulnerable to swooping Magpies in the local area.SPRING has arrived and with it protective and vicious magpies.
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Everyone has their own tale of getting swooped but one man decided to do something about it.

A couple of years ago after getting swooped while riding his bike, Jon Clark got home and started searching the internet for information and perhaps somewhere to register the attack.

“I found a number of websites, mostly local government sites warning about magpies,” he said.

“I then came across the odd cycling club website with magpie swoops recorded, but nothing in my area and nothing across Australia.”

Magpie alert was born as a place where anyone across Australia can come and register their swoops to pre-warn others.

Users have reported more than 1500 attacks, with 198 resulting in injuries across Australia so far this year.

“This social website will allow you to track aggressive magpies in your area,” Mr Clark said.

“You can record an attack using Google Maps and warn others in your area.

“We will also publish your advice and experiences.”

Port Pirie and Whyalla have already got a couple of swoopings reported online.

As well as reporting where and how vicious the magpies in your area are, the website also has a collection of articles and stories about being swooped and prevention tips submitted by users.

The website has been given a makeover this year to make it more mobile friendly and with a responsive design.

“We don’t hate the birds we just don’t like them pecking us,” Mr Clark said.

To start reporting your magpie attacks sign up with to the website (magpiealert南京夜网) using Facebook, twitter or google accounts.

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Culture day celebrated at Willsden

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CULTURE WEEK: Students at Willsden PrimarySchool enjoyed dot painting as part of their CultureWeek activities last week. Pictured is – StayceeStroyan, Sarah Williams, Chloe Cox, Emma Newbery.(inset) while students and teachers participated in footycolours day where they wore tops representing theirfavourite team, and also supported the Fight CancerFoundation. PHOTOS: SuppliedWILLSDEN Primary School celebrated Culture Week and Footy Colours Day last week.
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Students wore colours representing their favourite football and soccer sides and also participated in cultural activities.

Acting Aboriginal Education Coordinator Kaitlin Taylor said the students joined in on a few different sessions throughout the day, including cultural games.

“Flinders block classes discussed what Culture means to them and made badges representing their ideas,” Ms Taylor said.

“They also made beaded jewellery which, in many cultures, is made to celebrate special occasions and there were sessions about Dreaming Stories held in the Library.

“The Spencer block students created dot painting, damper on the fire.

“We were very fortunate that Rahnee from Communities for Children and her team of helpers came in to work with our Spencer Block classes.”

Ms Taylor said there were many benefits in participating in the day for the students.

“Community is very important to Willsden Primary, the main benefit from celebrations like Culture Week is that students get to experience and discuss different aspects of their cultures and the cultures of others,” Ms Taylor said.

“All families were invited along to join in and celebrate the day with us.

“We had an opening ceremony/assembly where students received awards for the hard work they have been doing at school, and Miss Jess’s class shared their learning about Dreaming Stories and the school choir performed several songs.”

While the students and teachers were enjoying cultural activities they supported a good cause by wearing their footy tops.

Ms Taylor said gold coin donations were given by those wearing a top, with the money going towards the Fight Cancer Foundation.

“In total the Willsden School community raised $237, which is a fantastic effort.”

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