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Moree stops to remember the Anzacs

Rodger Butler OAM, Warrant Officer Naval Police Coxswain Alan Ward and Fr Paul McCabe all spoke during the service at Moree Memorial Hall following the Anzac Day march.ANZAC Day began in Moree yesterday with a dawn service at the Moree and District Services Club.
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It is estimated more than 400 people gathered, for what Member for ParkesMark Coulton described as a “dignified service”.

The second service of the day was the Wales Memorial Service. The Max Wales Memorial Park was named after Moree’s son who lost his life at the Battle of Long Tan during the Vietnam War, 50 years ago this year.

The third and final march and service for the day was held at the Moree Memorial Hall where 1500 school students and community members congregated to pay their respects.

The crowd were then addressed by RSL Padre, Father Paul McCabe, visitor Alan Ward, and Warrant Officer Navel Police Coxswain.

Small wooden crosses with the names of fallen soldiers which had been built by the members of the Moree Men’s Shed were presented.

“Today’s services went exceptionally well, the whole day was well organised,” Michael Hankey, secretary of the Moree RSL sub-branch, said.

“The main service, it was incredible how many people were up the main street.”

To see a gallery of the dawn service and more information about Anzac Day in Moree and the district, click here.

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Bust puts out smokes ring

POLICE have seized illegally imported cigarettes with a street value of $360,000 from a speeding driver on the Hume Highway.
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Wangaratta officers noticed a van travelling south at 120km/h on the highway about 8pm on Monday.

They stopped the vehicle, searched it and located 360,000 cigarettes in about 20 cardboard boxes.

The cigarettes had been illegally imported and the 35-year-old driver has been charged with possessing the proceeds of crime.

Detective Senior Constable Jason Brown said the Australian citizen, who is living in Melbourne, will face court in Wangaratta on June 27.

“It’s an illegal trade we’ve been able to identify so it’s a good result,” he said.

“The packets had foreign writing on them; they’re not a type of cigarette sold in Australia.

“This is not an isolated incident.”

A Korean man was arrested last July after being caught with 70 cartons of cigarettes bound for the North East.

Officers had stopped his speeding car in Wangaratta and located the items and $12,000 cash.

The 29-year-old had overstayed a tourist visa and had been illegally importing the cigarettes and selling them from his car.

Officers also found 1000 cartons of cigarettes worth $200,000 in Benalla in 2013.

Senior Constable Brown said the driver caught on Monday had been driving in a friend’s car.

“He was the sole occupant,” he said.

“The cigarettes were all in the back of the van stacked in20 large heavy duty cardboard moving boxes.”

Officers also caught a man driving at 165km/h on the freeway in an unrelated incident earlier in the day.

The 26-year-old North St Marys man told Wangaratta officers he was driving to Sydney to visit his sick mother.

“There are no second chances at that speed,” Leading Senior Constable Steve Williams said.

“He was forcing his way through traffic.”

The man was fined and had his licence suspended for 12 months.

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Turnbull is happy to settle for second

RICH RESULT: Steve Turnbull picked up second place in Australasia’s richest two-year-old colts and geldings event, the Australia Pacing Gold Final (1,720 metres), at Melton on Friday. Photo: PHIL BLATCH 070315pbtrots4PACING
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BEING runner-up has never felt so good.

The Lagoon’s Steve Turnbull scored second place with Atomic Red ($67) in Friday night’s Australia Pacing Gold Final (1,720 metres) at Melton with only unbeaten talent The Storm Inside ($1.20) beating him to the richest two-year-old colts and geldings prize in Australasia.

The result at massive odds in the $322,000 feature was especially pleasing for Turnbull given Atomic Red had to miss his home Gold Crown Carnival with a foot abscess.

The Lagoon’s other contender, the Ben Settree trained San Domino, also had a race to remember as he produced a strong run to the line for fourth.

Emma Stewart’s two contenders got to the front at the green light, The Storm Inside crossing to the pegs with Our Little General initially caught three-wide before working into the death seat.

As the bell sounded Three Of The Best veered sharply away from the outside line and it forced him to race three-wide at the head of the field alongside the Stewart runners.

Turnbull took the opportunity to slide in behind Three Of The Best, but remained three-wide with cover up until the final corner.

San Domino, with Mat Rue in the gig, sat behind Turnbull.

With 100m to race, The Storm Inside was nudged clear with two licks of the whip from Greg Sugars and went on to win by two lengths.

Atomic Red and San Domino both finished strongly from out wide in the battle for the minor places.

Turnbull’s chance managed to remain a head clear of Weona Sizzler ($23.90) on his inside to score himself the $60,000 second-place cheque.

The mile rate was 1:55.6.

“From that draw I knew I’d need a bit of luck. He got some, but he still had to do a lot of work. It’s unbelievable,” Turnbull said.

“The death seat wasn’t there for me to take because the horse there was pulling hard. I thought there might be a bit of trouble when the field squeezed up and then one horse in front of me popped out. I went behind him around the back, but he [Atomic Red] was still doing plenty of work.

“Matty’s horse [San Domino] sounded like it might go straight past me at one point and I wasn’t sure if he’d beat the horse on my inside [Weona Sizzler], but he just kept fighting them all off.”

In another positive result for Bathurst-trained runners, Bernie Hewitt’s Mammals Magic ($4.80) came within a half-length of knocking over $1.40 favourite Our Celebrity in the Des McQueen 2YO Classic (1,720m) earlier in the meeting.

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Clash to be comedy of errors

Not again: Robbie Farah couldn’t face another loss against the Canberra Raiders in Canberra last week. Picture: Stefan Postles/Getty ImagesTomorrow, the Wests Tigers will face the Souths Sydney Rabbitohs at ANZ Stadium.
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Ordinarily a clash between the two squads would be one to circle on the calendar –but this year it deserves to be scratched off.

The Bunnies are performing worse this season than they have at any time in recent memory, even going down to the bottom-placed Sydney Roosters in round six.

And the mighty Tigers are not as mighty as their first two wins of the season would suggest.

Last weekend, the boys in orange were demolished by the Green Machine, with the Canberra Raiders scoring 60 points to the Tigers’ six.

The defeat saw the Tigers brought to their sixth straight loss, while the Bunnies haven’t been much better, only managing three wins from their first eight games.

Significant injuries will also dampen Thursday’s battle.

The green and red team will see key playmaker Adam Reynolds sidelined with another jaw injury whileJohn Suttonwon’t be back until round 17.

The Bunnies will however benefit from the return of star winger Alex Johnston, who is expected to take the field after recovering from a hamstring injury.

The Tigers will still miss Aaron Woods with an ankle injury for another two to three weeks, andDavid Nofoaluma is also sidelined indefinitely with a knee injury.

After weeks of terrible losses, it’s hard to imagine the Rabbitohs and Tigers match-up as anything but a comedy of errors.

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