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Panthers leap on rematch

Shoulder-to-shoulder: The Panthers and Diggers played out an Anzac weekend grand final rematch on Saturday where Pambula came out on top.
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The Pambula Panthers have taken an edge over the Merimbula Diggers after an Anzac weekend Aussie rules grand final rematch on Saturday.

Officials from the Pambula club said it was glorious conditions at the Pambula Sporting Complex for the clash, which turned on to be a hard-fought game.

The Panthers proved too strong on the day to claim the Anzac trophy 11-11 (77) to Merimbula’s 7-11 (53).

Spectators took part in commemorations before the top grade game.

“The large crowd stood silent and proud along with both teams and the umpires as members of the Merimbula RSL Sub branch delivered a moving Anzac tribute which saw the reading of the Ode followed by a perfect rendition of the last post and reveille,” a spokesman for the Panthers said.

After the formalities, the teams took to the ground for a highlight game and the going was tough from the outset as both sides contested the ball well.

“Play was going from end-to-end before Jack Salt kicked the Panthers’ first goal, but then it was all the Diggers who used the breeze to kick the next three,” the spokesman said.It was the visiting Diggers who took the lead at the first break 19-6.

Officials said Salt was on strike for the Panthers, scoring the opening two goals of the second stanza and a behind to level the scores.

“The game was played between the 50 arcs for a large part of the quater with the Panthers’ backline made up of the usual suspects of Cooky, Mango, Nelly and Mitch doing what they do best in repelling the Diggers’ attacks,” the spokesman said.

With limited opportunities for the Diggers, it was the hosts taking advantage to pile on seven goals as Tom Hammond kicked three majors and Steve Butterworth finding the big posts for a goal.

Late in the quarter the Diggers struck back with another two goals to trail by just 16 points at the main break 34-51.

An early goal and then a 50-metre penalty against the Panthers saw the Diggers clawing back the margin, while Jake Taylor was the only Panther to score a goal in the third period.

The Pambula spokesman said Joe Carton in his first senior game proved handy and versatile across the back line, running hard on the ball and using it effectively.

However, the Diggers had closed the margin to just 10 points.

Another gruelling set of play saw the Panthers clawing ahead in the final period based on some solid midfield work.

“It was a great win in front of the 2006 premiership side who’d come from all over Australia to celebrate their 10 year reunion,” Pambula coach Scott Proctor said.

Proctor also heaped praise on Darren Johnson who played in the 2006 side and put his hand up to run on against the Diggers this week.

The Panthers travel to Narooma to face the Lions this weekend, while the Diggers. will face the Whalers in Eden.

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Family’s TV revealPhotos

Family’s TV reveal | Photos MAKEOVER: The Johns’ family’s new look guest bedroom, renovated by contestants on TV show Reno Rumble. Pictures: DARREN HOWE
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REVAMPED: Tara Johns’ renovated bedroom.

FAMILY: Tara, Sue and Paul Johns.

TweetFacebookReno Rumble, with two of therooms made over in an episode that aired on Monday night.

Mr and Mrs Johns’ other daughter Becckywas a dedicated fan of home makeover television shows and it was her dream to have the family home overhauled on such a program.

Last year the 23-year-old had a chance meeting withThe Blockwinners Dean and Shay Paine, who nominated the family to receive a home makeover onReno Rumble.

But at the time of their meeting Beccky was undergoing treatment for non-Hodgkin lymphoma and the disease claimed her life before she saw her dream become reality.

In Monday night’s episode aroom that was once the lounge room was transformed into a guest bedroom and Ms Johns’ bedroom was revamped.

Dark wood panelling was replaced withpaintwork ofwhite, grey and blue, and the contestants decorated the rooms withfurnishings in similar soft shades.

Ms Johns said her sister would have been pleased with the new look of the rooms.

“She’d love the colours…she was always bright and colourful, but in regards to her styling, all of the furniture she had in her apartment in Melbourne and everything, it was all grey and white,” Ms Johns said.

The remaining rooms will be revealed in theReno Rumblefinal, airing Tuesday, April 26, at 9pm on WIN.

The Johns family will also hold an open inspection day of theirhome on Saturday, May 7 from 10am to 2pm at 2 Tomlins Street, Bendigo.

Entry will be by gold coin donation, with proceeds going to a trust established in Beccky’s honour to fund research into non-carcinogenic anti-rejection drugs for transplant patients.

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Question time for council directors

Pedestrian refuges, car park resealing and storm water drainage – these were high on the deputy mayor’s agenda at Wednesday night’s monthly council meeting.
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Councillor Ben Cooper took the opportunity to fire questions at council’s directors while the civic leaders were reporting their civic duties.

Reminding the meeting how many times he’s raised his concerns, Cr Cooper first turned his attention to what action was being done about the poor visibility of the pedestrian refuges in Boorowa Street – one year on since the major upgrades of the main street.

“Because you can’t see them, making their purpose void,” he said.

Operations director Dirk Wymer told the meeting council will repaint the refuges.

Cr Cooper also questioned Mr Wymer why the proposed works to reseal the Gus Smith Oval car park kept getting held off.

Mr Wymer said they were looking at the Clarke Street car park and Rosemary Lane works first but estimated the Gus Smith Oval project would be underway within a maximum of three to four weeks’ time.

Lastly Cr Cooper raised the terrible state of Thornhill Street and how urgently it needs resealing.

But he first called for a report on the street’s storm water issues.

“Nothing can be done until we look at the storm water drainage,” Cr Cooper said.

“Can I call for a report?” He asked.

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Van art a connection to original caretakers

OUTBACK ADVENTURE: Wendy Callanan in her travel van which her friend David Dunn painted for her. Picture: ELENOR TEDENBORGA CONNECTION with Indigenous Australia inspired a piece of artwork, which will be seen in remote communities across the country.
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Wendy Callanan, of Wodonga, will embark on a trip starting up the east coast on Wednesday.

She drove around the western half of Australia last year and said this time she hoped to help in remote Indigenous communities.

She doesn’t know when she will return, but travelling with her will be the spirit of the Dunn family.

Border artist, David Dunn, spent about five days paining the driver side of MsCallanan’s van.

He hoped it would signal she was a friendly traveller.

“Because she has been travelling to outback communities, Ithought how about we do something about your bus,” Mr Dunn said.

“She will be recognised in the communities as a friend because she has the artwork.

“What Wendy is doing is how we are supposed to be as humans, helping out our elders, because they helped out us when we were little.”

Ms Callanan taught Mr Dunn’s daughter at theKoori Kindermanna Preschool and the pair have kept in touch ever since.

She also has a background in aged care and experience in helping people battling addiction.

Mr Dunn said hisartwork told a story, saying:“Thebottom part represents Wendy’s journey, she told me animals which she relates to, sort of like her totems.

“She told me a story about Corellas, how she collected feathers and gave them to an elder in Western Australia.

“The top part represents what happens when she pulls up in each community, they are celebrating Wendy’s arrival and taking care of her.

“And the figures on the box represent my family, Kylie, myself and our four children,Kobi, 14, Adina-Tallara, 12, Marra-Geen, 10, Davina-Kahli, 5.

“We arewishing her a safe and happy journey, our spirit is always with her.”

Over the next year, MsCallanan hoped to get to the KapululanguAboriginal Women’s Law and Culture Centre and to Wyndham.

“Part of my dream is to go and do volunteer work in the missions,” she said.

“At the women’s centre Iwould be looking after elderly Aboriginal women who are still living on the land by their culture.

“They are passing the message on, which is being lost to the young aboriginal girls.

“I alsowant to get back toWyndhamand try to offer something where there is a lot of drug and alcohol abuse.”

She said she hoped to share Mr Dunn’s artwork along the way.

“It is just amazing, Ididn’t know what David was going to paint,” she said.“He has painted my journey.”

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Happy Mother’s Day to all

Mother’s Day is just around the corner. This week seems like as good a time as any to pay tribute to the important mothers in my life.
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1.My Mum – My mother sacrificed so many things in her own life so that her own children never went without. Now that I live out west, I value the time I can spend with her even more. Next year my eldest daughter is off to boarding school in Brisbane. My mother is Head of Boarding at Clayfield College, and we will be sending Miss 11 to live with her Nana (and 100 or so other girls).

I’m happy that if I can’t have my children living with me, that they will be fortunate enough to be able to live with my mother, who is in fact ‘mother’ to many other young girls as well these days! Knowing my children will be in her care fills me with enormous love and gratitude. She is a truly amazing woman.

2.The Farmer’s Mum – After I married The Farmer, his mother has opened her home and her life to me. Living on the same property has meant that we have been in and out of each other’s pockets for many years now.

Not only has she welcomed me warmly, and gone out of her way to ensure that I have any support and assistance I require, but she has been the closest thing I have to my own mother over the past 13 or so years. She has also been a second mother to my own children. I have been very lucky.

3.Granny – She’s actually The Farmer’s Granny. Pretty much everyone I know calls her ‘Granny’. She is one of the most incredible women I have ever met. She is closing in on a century, and there is not much she hasn’t seen over the course of her life.

She is loaded with love and compassion for people, and a knowledge and passion for life on the land. Having no surviving grandparents of my own, I am incredibly thankful for being able to have Granny in my life. She is an inspiration.

4.The mothers of my children’s friends – Living in a rural community such as this, it is only with the support of other mothers that I am able to live and work to the extent that I do.

We rely on each other to transport and babysit children, take them for weekends and feed them if we can’t do it ourselves. Time and distance is always an issue! I thank and salute all of you.

This Mother’s Day is not about gifts or spending money. I will be taking the time to acknowledge all the women who spend their days thinking about others. My day will be spent with my family, before the onslaught of shearing descends upon us. Happy Mother’s Day to mothers everywhere.

What is your favourite memory of your mother? Let me know at Facebook: The Farmer’s Wife, Instagram: @jessthefarmerswife, Twitter: @jessfarmerswife

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Landfill wash bay a no go for now

Victoria Street Landfill.Local councillors couldn’t reach an agreement to approve the construction of a landfill wash bay last Wednesday night until they were given more information.
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The public and private contractors using Victoria Street Tip’s compactor trailer slab to wash vehicles has compelled council’s planning, environment and strategic planning director Craig Filmer to propose and recommend a user-pays wash bay be built at the facility.

While the project hasn’t fully been costed – nor is included in this year’s capital works budget – it’s estimated to cost $30,000.

Mr Filmer said people were utilising the hose, installed to clean the fines and build up under the compactor, to wash out trailers, horse floats, utes, skips, trucks and, in some cases, the outside of their vehicles.

But last December council found the amount of water, waste and leachate on the concrete slab was impacting the health and safety of staff and the contracted landfill’s haulage truck driver.

Works were completed on drainage and extending the concrete slab to improve the site’s safety but Mr Filmer said addressing drainage issues didn’t reduce the risk of the public being in close proximity to the compactor.

“We’re going to build something that’s not required,” Councillor Tony Wallace said at their April 20 meeting.

He reminded his fellow councillors there was a truck wash at the Young Saleyards – which has been a hot topic for council in recent years – and would be useful in the future.

“[We should] create one and not doing this twice…it needs to be investigated,” he said.

Councillors Brian Mullany, John Walker, Allan Miller and Sandy Freudenstein agreed, with suggestions that council should look into how big a wash bay was really needed at the facility and one bay for all to use may be the best option.

“With the expansion of sport fields I don’t envisage the wash bay being in Lachlan Street forever,” Cr Sandy Freudenstein said.

“Move it to Victoria Street so two parties can use it.”

Mr Filmer told the meeting there was a will to do more for their contractors and that they should be able to use something should they get tainted vehicles.

“We thought we’d have it three quarters right and not just a slab and a hose,” he said.

“Lachlan Street has a connection to the sewer, the one in Victoria Street may only be used for waste trucks.”

He said it wasn’t desirable to have trucks travelling through town or too far with “dribbly garbage”.

Cr Stuart Freudenstein believed providing a wash bay at the landfill was the best resolution.

“The truck wash was required in Lachlan Street (at the saleyards) for stock transport,” he said.

“The way I read this report, the need is there and the one in Lachlan Street has a need too.”

Cr Ben Cooper was concerned about keeping services local and said moving the washing off site could be problematic.

The proposal went to a vote with councillors Brian Ingram and Stuart Freudenstein being the only two in favour of going ahead to build the wash bay.

The remaining six voted against the recommendation, with Cr Cooper moving for a more detailed report on the matter first be brought back to them.

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Council calls for federal support of local sports

Forbes mayor Phyllis Miller is leading a push for the Federal Government to provide funding for community sporting facilities.
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Mayor Miller said she hoped to “sow the seed” for the funding whilst attending the National General Assembly of Local Government in Canberra in June.

“Rural life is made up of our sporting venues,” Mayor Miller said.

“There is no funding for sporting fields, what we’re saying is let’s get Federal funding, even if we have to match it dollar for dollar, so that we can do some of the work needed on these sporting fields.

“I want to try to get this on the radar of the board of Local Government and they can then take it on,” she said.

“An enormous amount of money is currently going to the cities for stadia.

“If we can get say $200,000 a year it would do an enormous amount,” mayor Miller said.

Forbes Shire Council acting general manager Max Kershaw said the Federal Government currently has two programs that help fund community infrastructure but applications for both are complex and take a long time to prepare.

“Without the support of shire councils it is almost too much trouble for time poor community volunteers to apply,” Mr Kershaw said.

“As with many regional communities organised sport is the glue that binds the community.

“It plays a major role in promoting healthy lifestyles and creating inclusive communities.”

Funding for the facilities, Mr Kershaw said, “just doesn’t exist”.

He said current funding programs are usually hopelessly oversubscribed and a great deal of inequity existed.

“Smaller regional shire concils are severely disadvantaged (by the process),” Mr Kershaw said.

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League tag rep trial

Bombala reps: (Back) Georgie Clarke; third Monique Ingram; fifth Chloe Murphy, seventh Tash Stewart, eight Abbey Kimber; (front) Patrice Clear, fifth Keiarna Rodwell. Thebest rugby league players from Groups 16, 6 and 7played for Greater Southern Region Stars selectionat Mackay Park, Batemans Bay, on April 23.
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Group 16 tackled Group 6 in the senior men’s trial, while Groups 16, 6 and 7 played the first ladies’ league tag selection play-off.

Bombala players Luke Ingram and Joe Bobbin were selected to play for the men and High Heeler ladiesPatrice Clear, Monique Ingram, Chloe Murphy, Tash Stewart, Abbey Kimber, Kiearna Rodwell, Jane Peadon and Georgie Clarke were all selected in the ladies league tag team.

League tag players had two 20-minute matches to impress selectors for the first Greater Southern Region Stars side.

Group 7 defeated Group 16, 12-4. For its first try, Group 7 stacked its backline and Ebony Murray scored after some precision passing for a 4-nil lead.

Jamie Emerson scoredfrom adummy-half run andTyler Finn ran around the outside of the defence, Group 7 leading 12-nil.

When Group 16 hadgood field position shortly before full-time, Bega Chicks’Joc Rogers kicked cross-field and clubmateMaddison Parbery plucked the bouncing ball from the air in goal, spinning around to score.

Group 6 and 7 played to the final sirenwith Group 7 hanging on to win, 9-8, despite a thrilling last Group 6 field-goal fake play.

Group 6’s Nicole Mallam and Caitlin Partridgeand Group 7’s Alana Glasson and Carly Ryan scored tries. Ryan’s try was a highlight.Talia Atfield kicked over the defence and Ryan caught the ball on the full, outpacing the defenceto placethe ball under the crossbar.

Group 16 came close to scoring, but was kept out, losing the final clash 12-nil to Group 6.

Inthe men’s gameGroup 6 winger Josh Mcilvenny opened the scoring, following a slick offload by Jacob Loko.

Group 6 set up its next try through the ruck andRay Cashmere planted the ball shortly before half-time. Anthony Provost converted for the 10-nil half-time lead.

Group 6 scored first in the second half, with Group 16 then converting its own try for a score of16-6.

Group 6 won 32-6.

The Southern Stars are set to play against Western Rams on May 21.

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NIAS funding in doubt

A HEALTHY approach to sport has powerful positive effects on and off the field, which is why Member for Northern Tablelands, Adam Marshall, is knocking on doors in Macquarie Street, arguing the case for an increase in funding from the state government for the Northern Inland Academy of Sport (NIAS).
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NIAS has received $148,000 a year from the state government for the past eight years. Now, along with the state’s other 10 regional sports academies, it is renegotiating that five-year funding agreement, due to expire in December.

Former chairman of the NIAS board, Mr Marshall has backed a push to have each academy’s funding raised to about $250,000.

Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall is after incresed funding for NIAS.

He said it was about more than just sport.

“When our young athletes have access to psychologists, nutritionists and other sports medicine practitioners, they are being supported to develop a healthy, happy well-rounded approach to their sport,” Mr Marshall said.

Although he thought the additional funding was a reasonable request, he did acknowledge that the academies would have to tighten their collective belts.

However, he said he is determined that the essential service provided by NIAS should be expanded where possible. NIAS identifies and supports 160 athletes and 25 coaches in the North West each year.

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Son threatens to blow up house

A Young man threatened to blow up a house with a gas bottle after a physical altercation with his father and damaging a fridge, TV and picture frame.
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Richard Sutherland of Watson Street, Young pleaded guilty in Young Local Court on February 16 to common assault, damaging property and intimidation intending to cause fear of physical harm.

He was also convicted of driving with a middle range PCA and never licenced person drive vehicle in a separate incident.

According to police facts tendered in court, the 34-year-old drank a large amount of alcohol between 5pm and 10.30pm on November 2 last year and began arguing with the victim.

Sutherland lost his temper and ran towards the fridge, headbutting it and damaging it.

He fell backwards, landing on the floor and hitting his head on the stove.

The victim tried to retrain him and called emergency services but Sutherland got up and walked into the lounge room, still shouting abuse at the victim.

Sutherland threw his mobile phone at the TV, punched the screen and damaged it.

He also punched a picture frame, causing the glass to fly around the kitchen and lounge room.

The victim tried to restrain him again but Sutherland punched him in the face, bruising his eye.

Sutherland walked outside onto the veranda and attempted to unscrew the barbecue gas bottle, telling the victim he was going to light it and blow up the house.

In a police interview later on, Sutherland admitted to the offences.

He was given a 12 month good behaviour bond.

He was also fined $200 and disqualified from driving for six months after he blew a 0.086 reading at a random breath test site in Queanbeyan on March 28 last year.

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