UPDATE: Freemantle Road bushfire declared an emergency

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UPDATE: Freemantle Road bushfire declared an emergency BUSHFIRE EMERGENCY: Heavy smoke plumes from a 300 hectare fire off Freemantle Road at Gowan with the NSW Rural Fire Service working the edge. Photo: NICK MOIR
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BUSHFIRE EMERGENCY: Heavy smoke plumes from a 300 hectare fire off Freemantle Road at Gowan with the NSW Rural Fire Service working the edge. Photo: NICK MOIR

BUSHFIRE EMERGENCY: Heavy smoke plumes from a 300 hectare fire off Freemantle Road at Gowan with the NSW Rural Fire Service working the edge. Photo: NICK MOIR

BUSHFIRE EMERGENCY: lLizard among the long dry cured grass in the dangerous fire conditions north-west of Bathurst. Photo: NICK MOIR

BUSHFIRE EMERGENCY: A very large air tanker on its way to consolidate containment lines at Gowan fire, Bathurst ahead of today’s hot windy weather. Photo: NSW RURAL FIRE SERVICE

FIRE FIGHT: NSW Rural Fire Service crews from Eglinton brigade are among those fighting an out-of-control bush fire off the Freemantle Road at Gowan on Tuesday. Photo: NICK MOIR 011717fire2

FIRE FIGHT: NSW Rural Fire Service crews from Eglinton brigade are among those fighting an out-of-control bush fire off the Freemantle Road at Gowan on Tuesday. Photo: NICK MOIR 011717fire1

FIRE FIGHT: NSW Rural Fire Service crews fighting an out-of-control bush fire off the Freemantle Road at Gowan on Tuesday. Photo: NICK MOIR 011717fire1

NSW Rural Fire Service ratings for Wednesday, January 18.

The fire is located approximately 31 kilometres north-west of Bathurst.

Latest advice on the Freemantle Road, Gowan fire.

HELPING OUT: Members of the Raglan Rural Fire Brigade have been helping to fill water bombing aircraft for the bushfire burning off Freemantle Road at Gowan. Photo: RAGLAN RURAL FIRE BRIGADE

TweetFacebookRural Fires Act 1997 in order to declare the emergency.

The blaze has increased in size and now covers 300 hectares and the RFS has issued a major fire update.

“A fire is burning in grassland and forested areas to the east of Freemantle Road, Gowan,” the update states.

“Current conditions are pushing the fire in an easterly and south easterly direction towards the Macquarie River.

“More than 80 firefighters on the ground are working in challenging conditions to contain the fire supported by fivewater bombing aircraft including the large and very large air tankers.

“At this stage no properties are under immediate threat.”

An RFS spokesman said the Commissioner’s declaration of a Section 44 allows more resources from outside the local district to be deployed.

“There is one isolated property close to the fire, but there is currently no threat,” he said.

People are requested to avoid travelling to the area so they do not impede firefighting operations.

Residents should monitor conditions in the area.

“The fire is producing large amounts of smoke,” the RFS update said.

“For people with health issues they should take appropriate precautions such as staying indoors and closing all windows and doors.”

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Ballarat breakfast reportWednesday, January 18, 2017

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PIC OF THE DAY: @chip_shots “Sovereign Hill Lookout. @canonaustralia @benroauatralia”Good morning Ballarat and happy Wednesday. We’ve got all the news headlines you need right here.
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Rainbow organisers call for change after weekend drug deathsRainbow Serpent Music and Arts Festival organisers are calling for a fresh approach to recreational drugs laws after a horror weekend in Melbourne resulted in three deaths. Read more.

Historic restoration for Baptist iconThe White House. Power Station. Dawson’s.

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Mitch Brown’s embarrassing start to footy outside AFLWhen you’ve been in the AFL system for 10 years, you might expect somebody at your new footy club to have some idea who you are. Read more.

Action-packed rodeo sets Kingston alight | PhotosCheck out these amazing photos by Dylan Burns from the Kinston Rodeo held on Saturday. See them here.

WeatherThe cool change has come and we are expected to hit just 23 degrees today – 14 degrees cooler than yesterday’s top of 37.

State of the nationNeed a national news snapshot first thing –well, we have you covered.

Regional news►WANGARATTA, VIC:Thedeath of a Wangaratta woman killed while walking across a pedestrian crossing will leave a hole in many lives, say those closest to her. Married mother-of-three Roberta Brown, 53, was hit by a truck while walking her dog..read on.

The death of Roberta “Bobbie” Brown will leave a gap in many people’s lives, according to those closest to her. Mrs Brown died after being run over in Wangaratta.

►GREAT LAKES, NSW:Shucks, it’s an oysterharvest high on the Mid North Coast. With the Pacific Oysterindustry in Tasmania hard hit bydisease, it has createdan opportunity forMid North Coast’s Sydney Rock Oysters to gain astronger foothold in the market…full story.

► QUEANBEYAN, NSW: It’s the stuff of dreams – being paid by a global sportswearbrand to travel the world anddo what you love, day in and day out. And pro skater Jack Fardellis living it…read about his journey here.

Queanbeyan skateboader Jack Fardell will be going pro in the United States. Photo Elesa Kurtz

►TASMANIA: Police areweighing up an historic apology to child-sex abuse victims in institutionalised care whose cries for help were initially not believed by officers…read on.

National news► Australia’s most dangerous venomous creature is not a snake or a spider, nor even a jellyfish. It’s the bee and other stinging insects that pose the biggest public health threat, according to an analysis of more than a decade of Australian bites and stings.

Spiders such as the Sydney funnel web spider have caused no deaths in the survey period. Photo: Ben Rushton

►More than half of Australia’s young adults have done unpaid work as part of an internship or a job trial, raising questions about the need for greater regulation of unpaid work to prevent exploitation, a landmark national study has found…full story here.

Frances Johns worked an 8½ hour shift in the hope of getting a permanent job. Photo: Janie Barrett

► A man has been charged following a fatal crash at Hallidays Point near Taree on Tuesday. At about5.45pm, a 60-year-old man was riding a BMW motorcycle east along Blackhead Road and collided with a four wheel drive…read more.

National weather radarInternational news► BALI:A hotel security guard has claimed he witnessed Byron Bay murder suspect Sara Connor with her hand around the neck of a Balinese police officer who was later found dead on Kuta beach…full story here.

Pullman Hotel security guard Suryana (in blue shirt) plays Sara Connor in a reenactment at Denpasar District Court on Tuesday. Photo: Amilia Rosa.

►PHILIPPINES: Donald Trump’s conflict of interest risk is on glittering display in the Philippines atManila’s newest sky-scraper which soars 57 storeys above the sprawling city’s financial district of Makati…full story here.

US President-elect Donald Trump: some analysts worry the Trump-Duterte relationship could be a disaster. Photo: Anthony Behar.

►LONDON: In a historic, detailed speech, Mrs May dashed the hopes of Remainers and delighted Brexiteers by setting out a vision of an independent UK – a “trading nation” that will look beyond Europe to “new friends and old allies”.

Australia’s high commissioner to the UK Alexander Downer said it was a “historic speech”.

Faces of Australia:Jill Brookes Dardanup Heritage Park owner Jill Brookes shows off the Brookes Transport exhibits in one of the display sheds.

It’s a classic labour of love for Jill Brookes, her dozen staff and her merry band of nearly 50 volunteers.

Jill is the owner and manager of Dardanup Heritage Park, built on 121ha (300ac) property south east of Bunbury and boasting 20 sheds.

‘The Park’boasts the largest collection of heritage items in the Southern Hemisphere, along with some of the best “re-builders” and “restorers” – usually retired cockies enjoying life in what, for them, is the best Men’s Shed going.

Read the full story here.

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Praise heaped on ‘heroes’

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Selfless individuals have been praised for saving lives and property in Harden last week.
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When a power pole snapped in Harden on Friday it sparked what could have been the deadliest fire across the Riverina this summer.

Rural Fire Service operations officerDavid Nicholson saidpeople, buildings and possessions would have beenlost if not for the work of more than 100 volunteers on what was the hottest day this summer.

“It certainly would have been a worse outcome,” Mr Nicholson said.

“It’s because of thededication on days like we had on Friday that it wasn’t.”

The resulting arc from the fallen line triggered a fast-running blaze that swept through the grass in the town’s north-west,aided by50-kilometer-per-hour winds on what was the hottest day this summer.

Minutes after the first fire was alight,two more grass fires ignited as a result of a roll-on weakness in the power lines.

“They were quite close together too,”Mr Nicholson said.

“The heat, the wind and the location also made it hard to get to.”

But within hours, volunteers had cut down fences andjumped on the fires to bring them under control.

Mr Nicholson said 25 to 30 trucks had responded to the blaze, including the assistance from neighbouring brigades.

“It’s our motto andour policyto send as much as we can as fast as we can,” he said.

“If it wasn’t for the quick response of our firefighterswe could have lost houses and people.”

Without a decent downpour, Mr Nicholson said this could be the start of a “hairy season”.

“With no sign of rain these kinds of events could become more frequent until March or April,” he said.

“It’s important to make sure your house is properly prepared, your grass is short and green and your gutters are free of bark and dried gum leaves.”

Back Demondrille road resident Martin Lang said it was thanks to fellow firefighters and neighbours everything wasn’t lost.

“I had one neighbour stomping grass out with his boots until the fire brigade arrived and another neighbour using his ownwater cart to keep it from the sheds,” Mr Langsaid.

“It was lucky firefighters were there quick enough–it could have been a lot worse.”

When Mr Lang arrived to his family home after 1pm, he jumped on a hose to help beat the embers threatening his land.

He said it was like fighting any other fire where “you do anything you can to put it out”.

“You never think it’s going to be your place when you get the message,” he said.

“I’m grateful to the guys for being there.”

Mr Lang said he wanted to thank the unexpected kindness of one neighbour who brought a bale of hay for his sheep.

“I didn’t get her name to thank her,” he said. “It was a really nice thing to do.”

Essential Energy southern regional managerSteven Ilitch said it was investigating the cause of a fault that occurred on the electricity network in the Harden area on Friday,resultingin a blackout that isolated359 customers.

When crews responded to a fallen power-line at Jack Ward Drive they came under the direction of the Rural Fire Service who were working to extinguish a grass fire.

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The latest in police news

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Police BriefsWoman almost six times over limitA pregnant Moss Vale womanreturned a breath-test reading almost six times the legal limit at Burradoo about 4am on January 15.
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The 33-year-old driver was arrested and taken to Bowral Police Station where abreath analysis testreturned an allegedreading of 0.281.

Checks revealed the woman’s driver’s licence had been cancelled in 2007.

She wascharged with high-range PCA, and driving while cancelled.She was given conditional bail to appear at Moss Vale Local Court on February 21.

Mittagong car crashA driver was taken to Bowral hospitalwith suspected neck injuries after a two-car crash on the Old Hume Highway at Mittagong.

Mittagong Fire and Rescue captain Gerry Conway said crews were called about 11.20am on January 15, when avehicle was hit from behind by another at Ferguson.

Police, Fire and Rescue and Ambulance NSW attended.

Alarge oil spill was cleared and other passengers were taken to hospital as a precaution.

Drug supply at Goulburn prisonA man has been charged after allegedly trying to take drugs into Goulburn Correctional Centre.

A 37-year-old man visited the prisonwith two women, aged 26 and 19, to see an inmate. Police were called on the suspicion the trio was in possession of prohibited substances.

Officersallegedly foundcrystal methamphetamineand tobacco on the man and tobacco on the 26-year-old woman.

Police searched a vehicle in the car park, and seized more ice, cash and documents suspected to be stolen.

Police arrested the man and the 26-year-old woman and took them to Goulburn Police Station. The man was charged with possessing and supplying a prohibited drug, attempting to deliver an item to an inmate without authority and two counts of goods in custody.

He was refused bail and appeared at Goulburn Local Court on January 16. The 26-year-old woman is expected to be issued a Future Court Attendance Notice for attempting to deliver an item to an inmate without authority.

Car crashes into tree at Sutton Forest

A man was taken to Bowral Hospital after his Volvo station wagon hit a tree in Sutton Forest.

About 2.15pm on Friday, January 13 the 68-year-old man from Potts Point was travelling north along Exeter Road when his car left the road.

Police and NSW Ambulance officers attended the scene.

He sustained head, arm and leg injuries in the crash and was taken to hospital for treatment after being assessed by paramedics at the scene.

Police inquiries will continue into the incident.

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Kim Kardashian films cameo in Ocean’s Eight all-female heist movie after robbery

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Kim Kardashian made a cameo in the upcoming Oceans Eight film. Photo: Pascal Le SegretainThree months after becoming the victim of a $14 million jewellery heist, Kim Kardashian has filmed a Hollywood cameo – in a heist movie.
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Kardashian and her younger sisters Kylie and Kendall Jenner were spotted on the set of Ocean’s Eight in New York on Tuesday where they filmed a scene on what is believed to be a fictional Met Gala red carpet.

Dressed in floor-length gowns and velour tracksuits, it’s understood the trio will play themselves in the all-female sequel to George Clooney’s 2001 crime romp, Ocean’s Eleven.

The film is one of the first projects 36-year-old Kardashian has undertaken since being robbed at gunpoint during Paris Fashion Week in October.

The cameo is an interesting move from Kardashian considering Ocean’s Eight centres on an elaborate height such as the one Kardashian was implicated in.

Kardashian spent three months out of the spotlight and remained completely silent on social media until earlier this month. Filming on Keeping Up With the Kardashians was also put on hold. P E R F E C T I O N pic.twitter南京夜网/WnoHuI1kZa— KimKanyeKimYe (@KimKanyeKimYeFC) January 17, [email protected] did not come to play with you hoes. pic.twitter南京夜网/oKeHD0iZUc— bęverly botox (@botcx) January 17, 2017

But it appears the mother-of-two is back with a vengeance. The reality TV star shared behind the scenes video from the Ocean’s Eight film set on Snapchat along with her younger sisters.

The reality TV star was also seen delving into her traumatic robbery in a trailer for the upcoming season of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, premiering in March.

The extended Kardashian family aren’t the only stars making a cameo in the 2018 film. It’s understood Carpool Karaoke host James Corden, Vogue editor Anna Wintour and actress Katie Holmes have also been spotted on set.

Ocean’s Eight is a spin-off of the Ocean’s trilogy of films and features an all-female cast of Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter, Rihanna, Anne Hathaway, Sarah Paulson and Mindy Kaling.

According to her police testimony leaked this week, Kardashian was restrained with plastic cables and put in a bathtub by masked robbers who stole more than $US10 million worth of jewellery, including her engagement ring.

Her first public engagement was earlier this week in Dubai where the celebrity doyen hosted a class with her makeup artist.

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War of words over emergency unit

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A war of words has erupted over claims ambulances were diverted away from Nepean Hospital this week. Picture: Woolf PetersThe head of Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District has denied NSW Opposition claims ambulances were diverted away from Nepean Hospital during high volumes of emergency department presentations this week.
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Opposition Health Spokesman Walt Secord released a statement sayingthe hospital was taken off the NSW Patient Allocation Matrix,meaning cases brought to the emergency unit by ambulance were diverted to other hospitals from 3.30am to 5.30am on Sunday, January 16.

A statement issued by the health district admitted the hospital had experienced “extremely high demand”, with 217 presentations to its emergency department on Sunday.

However,Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District chief executive Kay Hyman later denied patients had been diverted away from Nepean.

“Let me make this clear – not a single patient was diverted away from Nepean Hospital, not a single ambulance,”she said. “At no stage was Nepean Hospital on what is being referred to as a ‘bypass’ or, ‘off the matrix’.

“When Nepean hospital experienced a high number of patients arriving through the emergency department on Sunday to alleviate some pressure on Monday morning, the health system immediately enacted contingency planning to ensure it was protected in the event the surge continued past expected levels.

“In the event Nepean Hospital continued to see an influx of seriously unwell patients the contingency plans would allow for some ambulance patients to be transported to surrounding hospitals if required. This is an important point, at all times the matrix provides ambulance with multiple hospitals as an option.

“Seriously or critically unwell patients are always seen first. In fact, at Nepean Hospital, one patient arriving by ambulance was in a critical condition.Not only did that patient receive incredible care from the paramedics who attended him, he arrived without delay and was triaged and under the care of doctors immediately.”

Mr Secord said he had been advised patients were “transported past Nepean Hospital” onto other facilities, and demanded an explanation from the state government.

“In an emergency situation, every minute counts. This meant that patients were transferred to other hospitals, adding extra time to their journey to hospital,” he said.

Local state and federal MPs Prue Car (Londonderry) and Emma Husar (Lindsay) also accused the government of “apathy and inaction” over Nepean Hospital, which is one of the busiest in the statewith more than 68,000 patients a year coming into theemergency department.

Of those, nearly half –or 47.4 per cent of patients – wait longer than four hours for treatment.

Ms Hyman said Nepean Hospital achieved an Ambulance Transfer of Care of 95 per cent despite the high number of presentations on Sunday, meaning that 95 per centof all ambulances were offloaded within 30 minutes.

“The target is 90 per cent,” she said.

Penrith MP Stuart Ayres also hit back at Labor, saying its record on the hospital was “a joke”.

“Labor built an emergency department that was too small to start with and now the Liberals have to fix it,” he said in a statement.

“Labor’s current policy is to rip over $200 million out of the hospital budget. You simply can’t trust Labor to deliver for Nepean Hospital, they never have before and now they want to cut funds from it again.”

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Do not leave pets in hot parked cars

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Two dogs have died of avoidable heat stress in NSW last week, prompting the RSPCA to plead with pet owners to not leave dogs in parked cars – even in the shade.One of the dogs died in a car inSydneyon Thursday after being locked in an underground car park with the windows wound down – a common misconception that leaving a dog in a car parked in the shade or with the windows down is safe.
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“It’s apparent some people are just not getting the message that a parked car is no place for a dog. It can be lethal, as we see all too often,” said RSPCA NSW chief inspector David OShannessy.

“It only takes six minutes for an animal to die from heat stroke. Cars parked in the sun can reach temperatures in excess of 80 degrees Celsius, and can remain dangerously hot even if the windows are open. Evidently, even cars parked in the shade – even in an underground carpark – can reach lethal temperatures. A dog cannot sweat in these conditions and panting increases the heat in the car.”

The scorching heat wave that has been plaguing the state is set to continue this week, with high 30s inSydney, and 40s in the west of the state, prompting fears of further deaths. RSPCA NSW is urging pet owners to plan ahead – don’t take your dog with you in the car unless absolutely vital. Make appropriate arrangements like leaving them at home in the air conditioning or a fan, and take extra precautions to help ensure animals have constant access to water and shade, as potentially lethal heat stress can develop extremely quickly in hot weather. Walking your dog during the heat of the day can result in excruciating blistered feet pads – wait until early morning or the evening.

“Cars left stationary in the sun become ovens. Ute trays also become extremely hot, so dogs can suffer a similar fate. If a dog dies from being left in a car, the owner can receive a $22,000 fine and a two-year prison sentence,”comments OShannessy.

“Parked cars aredeath traps. Just don’t do it.”

If animals are left in the backyard, they must have access shelter and water. If a dog is tethered they can become tangled and be unable to reach their water in case one gets knocked over. A dog can survive for a few days without food, but in this weather, if it has no shade or water it will die.

RSPCA NSW have offered the following tips to help keep pets cool this summer:

Heat stress looks like:

excessive panting for dogsany kind of panting or increase in breathing for cats, birds, rabbits, ferrets or Guinea Pigsdark red gums or tongueconfusionvomitingcollapseIf you think your pet is suffering from heat stroke, please urgently call anRSPCA veterinary hospitalor your local veterinarian.

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Bundle of action at Nundle

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Got you: Adam Saddler braved the heat to be in the thick of the action at Nundle. Photo: Gareth Gardner. 140117GGA09If you trust Wikipedia, then 289 people live in Nundle.
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Come here: Troy Palmer made an impact in the Nundle Campdraft at the weekend. Photo: Gareth Gardner 140117GGA03

The picturesque New England town then tripled in size on the weekend as the annual Campdraft took centre stage.

Chasing tail: Rhiannon Jones kicks up plenty of dust during her competition at the weekend. Photo: Gareth Gardner 140117GGA18

Competitors from as far away as the Northern Territory, north coast of NSW and throughout this region featured in a series of events across Saturday and Sunday.

Event secretary Penny Macintosh said the raft of numbers resulted in outstanding competition.

Come here: Georgia Newman displays fine riding technique at the Nundle Campdraft. Photo: Gareth Gardner 140117GGA15

“To have 971 competitors for the campdraft was just fantastic,” Macintosh said.

“We had two couples down from the NT who had a great time, competitors from Kempsey and as always a strongnumber of locals.

The heat is on: Hannah Western was among the 971 competitors to strut their stuff at Nundle. Photo: Gareth Gardner 140117GGA12

“There were representatives from Tamworth, Walcha, Quirindi, Gunnedah, Armidale, Glen Innes …it was a big weekend.”

Warm conditions greeted competitors on Saturday before a late shower took the sting out of the weather and made Sunday a little more comfortable.

Sweet success: Tamworth’s Julie Buff produced a superb display to win the Ladies division at Nundle. Photo: Gareth Gardner 140117GGA02

Ultimate successwas spread near and far.

A number of categories made the 56km trek back to Tamworth.

Amiee Jamison was successful in the Maiden grade, with Rob Leach the star of the show in the Open class.

Julie Duff proved the standout performer in the Ladies division.

Armidale’s Tom Armytage emerged as a popular winner of the Novice category and Manilla campaigner Al Sullivan beat out an impressive field of Restricted Open rivals.

The Juvenile competition was taken out by Claudia Atfield from Scone and emerging Inverell talent Logan Berkley proved the Junior victor.

Berkley, who has been competing from a young age, was a hit with the crowd on hand to watch the dazzling action.

The Campdrafting community also came together magnificently on Saturday night with a special auction staged to raise funds for Jacob Coops-Blume.

Coops-Blume broke the C5 and C6 vertebrae in a motorcross accident in April last year, and is now a quadriplegic.

Macintosh said the result of the auction would help the Coops-Blume family with expenses.

“We raised $20,335 on Saturday night, which was just a magnificent result,” she said.

“Among the auction items were service fees and a series of other little gifts, including a canvas painting, a load of firewood, bales of hay, signed guitar featuring a series of country artists and a sculpture.

“It was great to see people come together to help Jacob and his family’s cause.”

The Nundle Campdraftthis year doubled as a key lead-up event to the annual National Finals in Tamworth, staged at AELEC Arena, from January 24-28.

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RECIPE: Make your own haloumi

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THE DISHHomemade haloumi with fresh tomatoes and basil
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INSPIRATIONI like to source the milk for this recipe from local dairy farm, Udder Farm in the Hunter Valley. I enjoy haloumi with fresh tomatoes, basil, olive oil and salt. Serves 4.

CHEF’S TIPSYou need to be mindful of cleanliness so the cheese does not spoil. Wear plastic gloves and clean all utensils before use and ensure you cook to the exact temperatures for the best results.

INGREDIENTS4 litres full cream milk (Udder Farm)

100g table salt

1 litre water

2ml rennet

EQUIPMENTCheese cloth or Chux

Large cheese hoop 10cm x 10cm

METHODWarm milk in saucepan to 32 to 34°C.

Mix the rennet with 50ml of bottled or filtered water and stir into the milk.

Leave to set for 40 minutes, the milk will set like a soft jelly

Cut into 25mm cubes using a palette knife.

Leave to stand for 5 minutes, the curds and whey will separate from each other.

Stir gently and heat to 40°C over 20 minutes.

Scoop the curd into a cheese hoop using a sieve or slotted spoon, making sure the hoop is sitting over a wire rack in a tray.

Leave to drain for 30 minutes.

Place all the excess whey back into the saucepan and heat to 90°C.

THE CHEF: EXP. restaurant’s Frank Fawkner.

Carefully take the curd from the hoop and place into the whey, cook for 20 to 30 minutes or until the haloumi floats to the surface.

Take haloumi out and place on a tray in the fridge for 2 hours.

In a separate saucepan place water and salt, warm to dissolve the salt and then cool in the fridge.

Store haloumi in the refrigerator in salted water until ready to use.

To serve, cut to desired size and pan fry both sides on a high heat until golden brown.

SEASONAL: Fresh ingredients make a dish taste extra special.


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By Margaret HaddonAustralia Day celebrations and a barbecueLansdowne will celebrate Australia Day at the Lansdowne Bowling and Recreation Club with a sausage sizzle which will be run by Lansdowne Rural Fire Brigade from 11am to 1pm.
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Monies raised from the barbecue will go the brigade.

There will be face painting and for the adults, cricket on the green andsix shot pool as well as ‘how to bowl’ sessions for the children.

From 1pm to 5pm there will be entertainment with a band on the green, Smoke Stack.

Organisers promise that it will be a great family day with lots of fun activities.

Also, the club bistro hasa new summer menu. The bistro isopen Friday, Saturday nights and Sunday lunch.

The club courtesy car will also be available for these days as well as forraffles every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Football clubThe Lansdowne Football Club isnow acceptingnominations for coaches and managers.

Interested parties are invited to lodge an expression of interest,citing experience and contact informationvia email to [email protected]论坛.

Season 2017 Lansdowne football player registrations will soon open and need to be finalised (including payment in full) before February 28.

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Goals for Grassroots grantCongratulations Lansdowne Football Club.By virtue of Newcastle Jets scoring two goals in round 15 of the 2016/2017 Hyundai A-League, the junior Lansdowne club has scored a $3000 Hyundai Goals For Grassroots grant.

According to the president of the club, Scott Morrison “these funds will help their small club improve the standard of their facilities and playing surface as well as assist with the purchase of essential equipment for training and match days.”

Red Balloon Day honours fire fighters“National Red Balloon Day” will be held on February28. This event is held each year and was created and is held to honour and thank our brave and courageous fire fighters Australia wide.

The idea is simple, fly a ‘Thank You Fireys’ balloon from your letterbox, fence, business window on February 28 (the last official day of summer in Australia), to let our fire fighters know just how much we appreciate their dedication, hard work and tireless efforts in protecting our lives, our homes and our communities throughout the year.

Often our fire fighters (both professional and volunteers) leave their family, home or community to help protect ours.

Yoga resumesYoga classes have resumed for this year at the Upper Lansdowne Hall. The classes are held each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm by Libby. Classes are suitable for beginners to experienced. Mats are supplied. For fuer information please phone 0474 322 672.

Festival of Voices fundraising concertAt the Upper Lansdowne Community hall on the Sunday,February 19 there will be a Festival of Voices fundraising concert.

Both the major local choirs Kantabile and Wingsong will be performing, so you can expect the best of both two different styles of vocal music.

Kantabile is an established chamber choir based in Taree. They began as a small ensemble in 2000 under the baton of Catherine Jeffree, who retired at the end of 2014 and the role of music director has been filled by Heidi Lambert. Heidi Lambert has a strong musical background and brings a wealth of experience to the position.

Kantabile performs regularly throughout the Mid North Coast and have recently performed excerpts from Handel’s Messiah and Vivaldi’s Gloria.

Wingsong is a community choir based in Wingham. It has been in existence in some form or other for more than 20 years.

They sing songs from all over the world and especially like songs with a positive, uplifting message. Their focus is the Joy of singing with other people. A generous country style afternoon tea is included in the price.

These two choirs have kindly donated their time and expertise to help the hall raise funds for a Kitchen refurbishment so please go along and support their hall.

Country Fair at Upper LansdowneThe Upper Lansdowne Country Fair – Sustainable Living Past and Possible will be held on March 12,from 10am to 4pm.

This event will be a unique treat for all ages, with entertainment, competitions, information and demonstrations.

Activities include goat milking, butter and cheese making, whip cracking, corn cracking, rope making, antique engines at work, bamboo growing and uses, bio-dynamics, permaculture, 3D printer, solar power, natural lighting, baby animal petting, pony rides, rope bridge challenge, upcycled art, locally made craft, food and wine… and much, much more.

Meet their wandering swagman, sample the renowned country cooking, sip superior coffee.

Don’t miss the Upper Lansdowne community’sfirst country fair, hopefully to be an annual event in the village, in the scenic ‘Valley of the Views’.

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Joe Wilks
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RIVERINA producers are cashing in on a New Year high for prime lambs.

The opening markets have rocketed to higher levels than at the same time last year buoyed by an escalatingnational restocker lamb indicator.

According to Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) the restocker indicator averaged 657c/kg for the week which was up 139c/kg on the same time last year.Elders Wagga livestock agent and auctioneer Joe Wilks said the lamb market had certainlyopened higher this year. “Each week we are seeing prices of up to $6 a kilogram,” he said.

Mr Wilks said the demand was being felt across all categories and the market had aligned with meat buyers trying to source orders and restockers also competing to secure numbers.

“We feel that the bigger numbers may not be there, we are a bit concerned that they are just not in the paddock to come in (to sell),” he said.

“A lot of store lambs were bought last year and have been fattened.” He said there was also keen demand from the processing sector to secure numbers.

Mr Wilks said there has been plenty of calls from people seeking to take sheep and lambs on agistment too because the purchase price was high.He said there was dry feed available but some producers felt the market was too dear.

The high prices did stop with lambs either and mutton had commanded some strong competition. Mr Wilks said buyers were looking for sheep with a “jacket” so they could cash in on the high wool price.

MLA figures showMerino lambs lifted 65cto settle on 525c, while light lambs gained 127c to average 600c/kg cwt. The National Trade Lamb Indicator (NTLI) averaged 591c 77c higher year-on-year, while the heavy lamb indicator gained 53c to settle on 581c/kg cwt.

Meanwhile, vendors are set to sell 44,650 sheep and lambs at the Wagga market on January 19.

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Victor extends Elector Review

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City of Victor Harbor mayor Graham Philp.VICTOR HARBOR –The second round of public consultation for the City of Victor Harbor’s elector representation review has been extended to Friday, February 10.
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While the consultation was initially due to close on Friday, January 20, council had to extend the consultation period because of a bungle in the distribution of feedback forms.

At its October meeting elected members supported the second round of consultation to include a mail out to all residents and ratepayers, which was not done.

The Victor Harbor Community Action Group (VHCAG) saidproblems emerged regarding the delay in letter boxing the feedback forms to 5211 postcode areas.

“We have asked our elected representatives, that you direct the CEO to grant a two week extension of time,” VHCAG spokesperson said.

“TheVHCAG is considering submitting a formal complaint to the Electoral Commission and the Minister for Local Government about the way this process has been conducted.”

City of Victor Harbor mayor Graham Philp said council has received a clear message from thecommunity that they want more time to consider the elector representation review proposal before providing their feedback.

The City of Victor Harbor is seeking community feedback on council’s representation structure.

The elector representation review looks at the council’s representation composition and structure, and considers whether any changes would provide greater benefit to the community.Key points to be decided are the retention of a mayor or have a chairperson, have wards or no wards and how many councillors.

“It is all about the community and how they want to be represented at a local government level,” Mr Philp said.

“It is really important we hear from as many people as possible so council can be sure the decision we make will be best for our broader community.”

To take part in the consultation period or for more information visit梧桐夜网yoursay.victor.sa.gov419论坛 oratthe Civic Centre to collect feedback forms or contact8551 0500.

All councils are required to review their elector representation periodically. This generally occurs every eight years.

The City of Victor Harbor commenced its current review in May 2016 and stage 1 had 317 submissions with most supporting the election of a mayor and for the council to be divided into wards.

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Colin’s our top citizen

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Mayor Mark Honey with Imogen Bakewell and Colin Rathbone. Veteran sports administrator and charity fundraiser Colin Rathbone was “absolutely stoked” to be namedKiama’s 2017 Australia Day Citizen of the Year.
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The Kiama resident said his wife Veronica had won the Citizen of the Year honour in 2000.

“I’ve been following in her footsteps, trying to catch up ever since,” he joked.

Mr Rathbonewas acknowledged for a significant contribution to the Kiama municipality through his volunteer work, including 30 years with the Kiama and District Sports Association, as well as Red Cross, Friends of Blue Haven and Friends of Vision Australia.

“There were a lot of other worthy people nominated,” MrRathbone, 70,said.

“A dear friend of ours, Lina Brennan, saidmany years ago she would get my wife and I into volunteering work.

“She got us started and we’ve just kept going from there. I don’t plan on quitting.”

Mayor Mark Honey said MrRathbone was a worthy recipient of the award.

“Colin is a highly-respected member of the community, who is approachable, uncomplicated and helpful with the patience and willingness to go ‘above and beyond’ when required,” Cr Honey said.

“As well as his tireless efforts for the Red Cross and other charities, he has been for many, many years, an invaluable link between all the local sporting organisations in Kiama, managing challenges such as booking sporting fields.”

The recipients of the various Australia Day Awards.

The Young Citizen of the Year for 2017 is Imogen Bakewell.

Ms Bakewellwas a member of the Student Representative Council at Minnamurra Public School and Kiama High School.

As the 2014/15 school captain she helped organise many fundraising and social events and leadership workshops as well as successfully lobbying for improvements to student facilities.

She was also the Member for Kiama for Youth Parliament in 2016.

The 19-year-old will soon be relocating to Griffith University to study nursing.

“I like to keep busy and give back to the community,” she said.

“I’m very honoured to win the award because therewere so many great nominees.”

Vince ‘Vinnie’ Hardman, a Kiama Surf Club member for more than 40 years, has received the Australia Day Sports Award, in recognition of his pioneering work creating the South Coast SLS Radio Room and communication operations.

David Evans and Tamara Campbell have received the Australia Day Community Arts Award for their work developing and running the KISS Arts festival.

Former councillor Howard R. Jones has received a Kiama Council Achievement Award for Service to the Environment, particularly his work on the Environment Committee, developing the Local Environment Plan, and continued involvement in planning proposals and legislation.

Jean Elaine Pratt has received the Community Achievement Award for her more than 50 years of volunteer work across a wide range of organisations and causes.

These include Kiama Public School, Kiama High School, Red Cross, Kiama Anglican Church, Kiama Spinners and Weavers, Kiama Show Society, Blue Haven Auxiliary, Meals on Wheels, Kiama’s Coach-house Arts and Crafts Centre and Illawarra Embroiderers Guild.

The Youth Achievement Award went to award-winning photographer Ryan North. Herecently won the Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year and RAW Wollongong Festival photographer of the year.

International volleyball player and Olympian Aidan Zingel has been inducted onto the Kiama Sports Honour Roll, while singer, pianist and actress Eleanor Weston (deceased) has been added to the Arts Honour Roll.

Kiama council hostedtheAustraliaDay2017 Awards Ceremony on Tuesday at The Pavilion.

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