New tackle shop open

The Outback Angler recently opened at the northern end of Macquarie Street, bringing a much needed specialist fishing tackle shop to the city in the process. Proprietors Luke and Cassie Carney are both long time Dubbo locals with a love and passion for recreational and sport fishing.

Their dream of owning a specialist tackle store became a reality when doors opened at their independent Dubbo store just weeks ago.

New store: Dubbo has recently welcomed a new specialist tackle shop with Dubbo locals Luke and Cassie Carney opening The Outback Angler.

Outback Angler aims to cater for every fisher’s needs, from young children just taking up the sport, right through to seasoned professionals. Stocking a large range of rods, lures, reels, accessories and terminal tackle, local fishers have flocked to the store in the first few weeks of trading, keen to see the latest releases from well-known brands and companies such as Shimano, Jackal, Daiwa, Oar Gee, Bassman, AusSpin and Native Lures.

The outback Angler have keenly supported fundraising initiatives that are aimed at improving the health of the local river, throwing up $500 worth of open orders for the recent charity casino night held at the Castlereagh Hotel, that raised funds for the launch of the work for the dole River Repair Bus.

Fisherman bitten

A Victorian man has been bitten by a shark that he caught and landed in his boat in Port Phillip Bay according to a report from the ABC. The five foot long seven-gill shark bit the 73-year old man on the hand and arm injuring him quite severely as he tried to land the shark.

A police spokesperson told the ABC that the incident occurred while the man was trying to gaff the shark.

“[The shark] bit down and unfortunately as he pulled his arm free he received some very serious injuries to his hand and lower arm.

The man then wrapped his arm in a towel and drove his boat back to the Queenscliff marina where paramedics were waiting. The man lost a lot of blood but has since been listed as stable in The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne.

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There is never an acceptable excuse

Have you ever sat in a car, without air-conditioning, on a hot day?

If you have you will know that it can be unbearable. It isn’t where you want to be.

So why is it that people still leave animals and children unattended in cars?Even if it is not particularly hot outside the temperature can rise quickly inside the car.

In fact, on a typical Australian summer day, the temperature inside a parked car can be30- 40 degreeshotterthan outside the car.That means the average summer temperatureof 26 degrees could become as much as 66 inside a car.

Would you want to sit in that car? Why would anyone consider leaving a child or an animal in those conditions? An adult can make the choice to remove themselves from the situation but that is not the case for animals and young children.

One of the most common excuses given by those who have done this is that they were only gone for a short time. This should never be an option as according to the NRMA75 per centof the temperature increase occurs within five minutes of closing the car.

The reasoning that the window isleft down slightly is an equally poor excuse as NRMA research has identified that having the windows down 5cm causes only a slight decrease in temperature with an outside temperature of around 30. If these facts aren’t enough to deter people from leaving a child or animal in an unattended vehicle then perhaps the penalty will.

The penalty for leaving an unattended child locked in a car under any circumstances is up to $22,000 under the Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998. Anyone who leaves a pet in a car could be hit with a fine of $5500 or $22,500 and jail time if that pet dies.

For those who are still not deterred perhaps the knowledge that leaving animals or children in hot cars can lead to death will prompt arethink.According to an RSPCA report a dog left in a hot car can die within as little as six minutesas they are not able to sweat to cool themselves.A dog panting inside a car will raise the temperature even more quickly.

The circumstances can be equally dire for children left in hot cars as they can quickly become sickand in more extreme cases, unconsciousness, shock, organ failure and ultimately death can occur.

Quite simply leaving pets or children in cars is neverokay and the ultimate penalty is a loss of life. Could you live with that?

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Kidd nails birdie to win single stableford

FIND THE FLAG: Becket VanNida aims for the hole at the Griffith Golf Club at the weekend. Picture: Anthony StipoA SINGLE stableford at the Griffith Golf Club last Saturday attracted a field of 67 players.

David Kidd 41 points won A Grade, nailing a birdie on the 8th.Tony McBride, 39 points, was runner-up, canning a birdie on the 3rd.

Jonathan Streaat, 37 points, won B Grade, carding nine pars, ahead of Stephen Crowe 36 points, seven pars, on a countback over Grant Keily and Chris Mansell.

Matthew Ruming, 44 points, easily won C Grade, draining a birdie on the first, Mark Webb, 40 points, was runner-up, nailing a birdie on the 15th., on a countback over Bill Brown.

Luke Ellis jammed his second shot into the cup for an eagle two on the 15th., to also win that pin, Jorge Wood won the 8th, Dean Gaffey 4th, Graeme Bamford 7th, Travis Payne11th, Slim Cavanaugh 16th.

Vouchers to 34 points.

A field of 62 players contested the Dollar Day final on Sunday, another single stableford.

The winners in each grade won a year’s club membership, the next three places won club vouchers..

Brett Angel, 40 points, won A Grade, going out in one under par 35, carding birdies on the first and second. Terry Bennett, 39 points, was second, nailing a birdie on the 11th. Third, Wayne Tyndall 38 points, Adrian Smith 37 points, fourth.

Duncan Adams 41 points won B Grade, canning birdies on the 11th. and 14th. on a countback over John Café 41 points, carding 10pars, Third Garry Hartnett 37 points,

Fourth was Andy Arnold 37 points on a countback over Jon F. Gale 37 points. Allan Le Broque, 39 points, won C Grade with seven three pointers, Daniel Richens 38

Points second, draining a birdie on the 15th., third Roy Hosking 37 points, fourth Bill Brown 35 points, countback over James Browne.Pins, Garry Hartnett 7th., Brett Angel 16th.

Vouchers to 32 points.

The veterans played a single stableford last Thursday in three grades.

Jon Bortolazzo, 37 points, won 0-18 Grade ahead of Tony McBride 35 points.

Dick Thompson, 40 points, won 19-27 Grade from Roy Hosking 37 points.

Lindsay Martin, 34 points, won 28-36 Grade on a countback over Gordon Druitt 34 points.Nearest the pins, 4th. & 15th., Byron James. 16th. Doug McWilliam.

Voouchers to 32 points.

The veterans comp on Thursday is a Two Person Ambrose. It is the Xmas Day event. 9amregistration 9.30am shot gun start, followed by lunch and presentation.

A single stablefordin two grades was played last Wednesday.

Terry Bennett 44 points won 0-18 Grade, carding 12pars. David Woodside 39 points second, countback over Roy Calabria and Albert Donadel.

Len Sexton 35 points won 19-36 Gradee, a birdie on the 4th., countback over Keith Woodbridge 35 points.

Vouchers went to 33 points.

Today’s event is a single stableford andSaturday is a three club and putter stableford.

Astableford will be played on Sunday.

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Restored carriage ready for park opening

One of the Collie rail precinct’s treasures will be the centre of attention for the opening of Central Park on Friday.

Now situated in Central Park, Wagon 537was one of four carriages bought by the Collie Heritage Group in September 1999.

The group transported the carriage from Bridgetown to the Railway Roundhouse.

Collie Heritage and Menshed Group vice president Keith Robinson said the carriage was still in good condition, having been sheltered from the weather over the past 17 years.

“We were approached by the Shire if we knew anyone who had a coach and I said: ‘Yeah we have two of them down there’, they were interested for this pop-up cafe and I said: ‘They’re just standing there, they aren’t doing anything’,” he said.

Mr Robinson said the carriage was last repaired in Midland Junction in 1962.

“We were only too glad to help out the Shire and even the store-owner as well, it’s something for the community and it’s only about 100 yards from our Good Shed so it’s a rail precinct all the way through,” he said.

“It’s the continuation of our rail, and it’s okay for the Shire I reckon they did a good thing of having a railway wagon or carriage for a cafe because it’s an extension of our railway theme.”

Mr Robinson said it the carriage and cafe suited the town.

“When they have it here on a hot day, there will be children around and they will come up and get their drinks,” he said.

Peter Harms and Alex Spencer worked on the restorations to get it ready in time for the Central Park opening event.

Rachael Harms and Emma Spencer are set to own and operate theCollie Central Coffee Shop.

Mr Harms said the idea respected Collie’s railway heritage.

“We came down and spoke to Geoff Klem with the idea and he was over the moon about it but we couldn’t find a wagon and in the end there were a couple of wagons out at the roundhouse that belonged to the Collie Heritage and Menshed Group so I went and approached Keith and from there we ended up with it,” he said.

“Overall, the whole idea of it is that we want to bring people to town –we want people to come to this park to see that and see everything that we have got in this town.”

The cafe will sell fresh-pressed juice, barista coffee and hot food.

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Evans sent: Luke’s too good for doubles foes

THE CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS SERVING IT UP: Parkes tennis players (pictured from left) Helen Magill, Helen Standen, Maddye Potts and Hannah Potts after the championship. Photo: CONTRIBUTED

It was a warm day on Sunday for the club championship doubles and mixed doubles events – but that didn’t stop players from producing somescorching tennis on court.

Capping a remarkable year for the gun tennis ace, Luke Evans showed why he is a long way ahead of the rest in regards to doubles prowess when he put on a master class display of serving and net play to be the stand-out in the A grade division.

Luke partnered with Andrew Pigram and they easily accounted for Mark Ritchie and Julian Fyfe.

The in-form pair then had to play young guns Jake Magill and Ben Evans, who thought they had Luke and Piges measure this year.

After a confident start Jake and Ben took the opening set 6/3 but then Luke stepped up and guided partner Andrew to a 6/1 second-set win.

Up 5/1 in the third set and seemingly in cruise control,Luke and Andrew put thebrakes on and lost the next two games before recharging and taking the third set and, ultimately,the title 6/3.

The Helens, in the form of Standen and Magill, took on the Potts sisters, Maddye and Hannah.

There were plenty of rallies but the years of extra experience under the Helens’ belts proved too deadly a combination for the young sisters, the former controlling the clash to eventually go on and scorea 6/2, 6/1 win.

As it has been over many years, the A grade mixed was thought to be a close affair with Ben Evans partnering Phoebe Potts, Jake Magill teaming with Hannah Potts and the old guard of Luke Evans and Helen Magill taking to the court in an attempt to defend their title.

In irresistible touch, Luke, once again, showed his dominance and had all opponents in a tangle trying to manage the spin on his serve and his reach at the net.

It proved very fruitful, too, with Luke and Helen coming up trumps in the final 6/3, 6/1 against Jake and Hannah.

In the B grade section it was Abbey Kennedy who proved to be the outstanding player on Sunday, claiming both the ladies doubles partnering Holly McColl and mixed doubles, with James Beuzeville on her side of the court.

The B men’s doubles was the closest of all the divisions with a three-way tie on wins, with the ensuing countback between Jason McKinnon and Andrew Skinner, Brenden Weekes and James Beuzevilleand Logan and Taylor Dolbel sending organisers into a spin.

In the end, after thorough officiating, brothers Dolbel were the victors on 26 games.

Both other pairings finishing on 24 games.

THE NIGHT COMPETITIONSWrapping up another successful period for the club, tonight will be the final night of senior singles and doubles Tuesday comp for this term.

A new competition will commence early February while tomorrow night be also be the final night of comp tennis for the year.

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‘Off Beat’ police news: Week ending December 11

Police were conducting random breath and drug testing in Cessnock on Sunday.Positive roadside random breath anddrug testPolice were conducting random breath and drug testing in Cessnock on Sunday.

In the afternoon they stopped a Hyundai Sedan and submitted the male driver to a test, which returned a positive detection for cannabis use.

He was arrested for the purpose of a secondary oral fluid test and taken to Cessnock Police Station. Once at the station he again tested positive to the second test.

Hewas then issued a notice of prohibition from driving was issued with a court attendance notice for the offence of “drive with illicit drug present in oral fluid”.

Malicious damageOn Saturday evening police attended a malicious damage incident at the Criterion Hotel, Weston.

A male patron was attemptingto play one of the poker machines when hebecame enraged and allegedlypunched the screen of the machine several times, causing damage to the screen and the machine to be no longer functional.

The incident was captured by way of security cameras and police are currently investigating the incident.

Alleged intoxicated behaviourOn Friday afternoon police were called to the Bellbird Hotel in relation to an allegedly highly intoxicated and verbally abusive male.

The manwas an interstate guest, however due to his alleged behaviour he was informed by the manager that he was no longer welcome there.

Policeattended and attempted to speak to the male regarding his allegedly irrational and abusive manner and asked him to leave the licensed premises.

The male allegedly became aggressive and was restrained by police and hotel staff. He was then handcuffed and police carriedhim to the police vehicle.

A female police officer allegedly received minor injuries from the incident. The male was later charged with a number of matters and is due to face Cessnock Local Court later this month.

Noise abatement directionIn the early hours of Sunday morning police attended an address in Saxton Street, Kurri Kurri in relation to loud music emanating from the residence.

On arrival police spoke with a female occupant whoallegedly was initially reluctant to be co-operative.

Police managed to obtain the details of the female occupant whileanother guest at the location switched the music off.

The female occupant was then issued a noise abatement direction for 28 days.

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Fresh claims as ‘Mintgate’ row deepens

Merged council bans charity mints from sale in chambers.A RECENTLY merged Riverina council has moved to defuse public outrage over a decision to ban the sale of charity mints from council chambers.

The furore, dubbed “Mintgate”, erupted last week when the local Lions Club was told it could no longer sell its fundraising mints at the front counter of the Gundagai-Cootamundra Regional Council.

The move was seen by some in the community as the “straw that broke the camel’s back” amid continued anger over the forced council merger.

After initially not responding, council has now moved to clarify its position over the mint ban.

Interim general manager Ken Trethewey told Fairfax Mediathe Gundagai office was receiving anew counter and new office layout and theexcess furnishings hadbeenremoved while the work was completed.

“As I understand it, the Lions president, Geoff Johns, came inon Fridayto put mints on the new counter and was told that we wanted to remain free of non-council paraphernalia on the counter,” Mr Trethewey said.

“I am told that when he collected the mints he had no problem at all with the decision.”

He said council had offered toset up a new table in the foyer area to promote the mints once the refurbishment is complete.

The controversy comes ahead of a community meeting this week in the town.

The meeting, on Thursday night from 6pm at Gundagai Services Club, has been organised by former mayor Abb McAllister and local GP Dr Paul Mara.

Dr Mara said a “council in exile” wouldbe established at the meeting and be used to lobby council on behalf of the community.

He said the interim council had failed to articulate its long-term plan to ratepayers.

“There’s noplan for the future and whenever we ask about it, we just get fobbed off,” Dr Mara said.

“Ninety-eight per cent of residents didn’t want it (the merger).

“If they were able to show how it would deliver benefits to the community, they would have looked at it.”

He said the charity mint ban was emblematic of how out of touch council was with the community.

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Parties wrap up the year

LOOKING GOOD: There was queue at the face-painting table on Sunday at the Club’s annual children’s Christmas Party.

CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PARTYEighty-twochildren were busily playing on the jumping castle or lining up to have their face painted at the Club’s recent children’s Christmas party. Jan and Vicki were very busy through the afternoon while the drinks and food stations were well patronised. It was described, by one organiser,as a hectic day. Six-week-old Archy Moloney was the youngest child present, while Cooper Tickell won the award for the most promising cricket player.

CHRISTMAS LUNCHForty-six Garden Club members gathered at the Club for the annual Christmas Lunch and AGM.

PresidentLynne Edwards presented her detailed president’s report. Lynne pointed out there weresome great outings this yeardue, in no small part, to the relentless work of Jackie Corby.

Outings included: a great morning tea and lunch at the Taralga Pub;a fabulous bus trip to Murrumbateman;lunch at the Laggan pub after seeing some outstanding local gardens;our 25th Anniversary Dinnerheld at the Club;a delicious morning tea at Lady Rae’s Café where Wilma Spackman spoke about the prison outbreak at Cowra from the perspective of a five year-old;a great Christmas in July, held at the Taralga Pub;a wonderful day at the Club admiring the garments made and modelled by the Illawarra Machine Knitters Club; a visit tosome remarkable gardens on our overnight trip to Cowra and an informative trip to the Japanese Gardens;some unusual gardens in Robertsonone had some 2,000large pots with a great collection of plants; and the lovely gardens in Oberon.

A huge thank you to allwho helped, in one way or another, the Garden Club be such a huge success.

All positions were declared vacant before Vivian Smith took the chair for the election of office bearers. Joy Anthony was declared president after a written vote. Jackie Corby accepted the position of secretary while Cathy Webb was appointed treasurer.

The committee includes Helena Keough, Peggy Mills, Esther Voorindan and Bernie Wright.

Finally a big thank you to Jackie for all the work she does. Jackie does a great job of keeping us “on track”.

I would also like to thank the Sports Club always being available for our meetings and lunches and Colin Pitt for making our bus trips trouble free.

FUN TIMES: Kerry Clear, Joan Scott and Elaine Hallam shared a joke at the annual Garden Club Christmas Dinner on Thursday.

A hearty traditional Christmas dinner was served by Lisa after the AGM.

The next meeting will be on the second Thursday in February.

CHRISTMAS SERVICESThere will be Reconciliation on Thursday, December 15 at 7pmat the Catholic Church. Mass will be at 6pm on Christmas Eve. There will be a Service at St Luke’s Anglican Church at 6.30pm on Christmas Eve; at 8.15am at Golspie and 10am at St. Luke’s on Christmas Day.

BRADBURY HISTORY(Continued) Charles Clement Bradbury (1883-1946), only child of Charles Clement,married Sylvia Crane and lived at ‘Grathwai’. The couple had six children: Nancy, Lorna, Charles, Walter, Thomas andRoger.Charles (1916-1993) married Nancy Lee. They also lived at ‘Grathwai’. They had one son, Charles Edward.

CONGRATULATIONSNancy Bradbury, a daughter of Vida and Edward Lee, was well known in the district for her work with the Daffodil Tea and the Church Women’s Union. Now living in Goulburn, Nancy celebrated her 99th birthday on November 23.

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Back to the future for vines

It’s been “back to the future” for the world’s largest organic dried vine fruit producer, Murray River Organics, as it moves away from conventional cultivation methods.

Murray River Organics agronomist Bill Avery said the farm faced some challenges, with the main issue being contamination from weed seeds.

“We’ve gone ‘back to the future’, by using mechanical methods, such as underground knifing, a Mac Rotary Weeder, which also clears the weeds from under the vines, a lot more slashing in the mid-row, and discing of the paddock to get rid of spike weeds,” Mr Avery said.“Whilst our herbicide budget has gone down, our operational diesel runs have gone up.

“But the cost is comparable and the beauty of it is that the wind doesn’t stop us.”

Mr Avery said Murray River Organics now had a large client base in America, in South East Asia and Europe.“It’s a case of supply and demand, and – at the moment – demand is outstripping supply, so it’s a nice place to be.”

Mr Avery said he was sure organic dried fruit was not a bubble.“Basically we are looking at the staple breakfast market, the muesli mix and the trail mix, the healthier lifestyle, and something you’d like to pack for your kids for school.”

Mr Avery said he had saw the value of organic production, whilst studying a post-graduate course in soil microbiology at Southern Cross University, in Lismore, New South Wales.

“That interaction between the microbes and the plant root systems, how they interacted, and the uptake of nutrients, was a light bulb moment for me, back in 1997,” he said.“I realised we were doing a lot of things that were harming the soil – while we were maintaining the soil health, we weren’t improving it.

“Our whole organic philosophy is improving the soil health and maxing the plants genetic potential by natural means, which allows for a lot lessinsect, pest and root feeding nematode issues occurring.”

Murray River Organics was audited annually, to ensure no systemic insect sprays, fungicides or chemical derivatives were used. Three fertilisers and one growth enhancer were used. “Fish emulsion is used as a primary base, and we also use humic acid, liquid gypsum and kelp products on the leaves and grape bunches.”

Mr Avery said some of the vineyards now producing organic fruit were initiallyused for wine grapes, and had been bought in a distressed state.“They improve very quickly in the first two or three years and get to district weighted averageswithin the first year – we exceed the district average, per tonne, per hectare, by year three.”

The property was currently on or above district averages of two and a half tonnes, dried fruit, to every .4 of a hectare(one acre), and was trending up.

Bill Avery, Murray River Organics agronomist, at the Colignan vineyard.

“We are growing Sultana, and Sun Muscat grapes, we are also dabbling with Crimson and Menindee seedless and table grapes.”

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North’s tourism flies high

Growth in flights and passengers between Launceston and Melbourne shows that northern Tasmania is cashing in on the state’s tourism boom, industry leader Chris Griffin says.

Passengers flying between Launceston and Melbourne increased 5.9per cent to 918,500 in the year to September, aviation statistics show.

Flights taking the route grew 4.5 per cent from 690 in September last year to 721 in the same month during 2016.

Tourism Northern Tasmania chief executive Chris Griffin said the figures showed more tourists were seeking Tasmania out as a destination.

“Launceston Airport’s proximity to key visitor destinations such asCradle Mountain, Tamar Valley, and the Bay of Fires reinforces the appeal of increasing flights into the north of the state.”

Tourists arriving in Tasmania viaLaunceston Airport tended to stay longer in northern Tasmania, and disperse more across the North-West, North-East and down the East Coast, Mr Griffin said.

“Any increase in flights and visitors travelling on these flights has a positive, direct and significant impact upon the economic return enjoyed by Northern businesses and their communities.”

Launceston Airport.

Airlines such as Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin were “banking on” Tasmania’s continued growth as a visitor destination, he said.

“This confidence only works to inspire others to be as confident, be they existing businesses, new investors or first time visitors to the state.”

The QantasLink Spirit in-flight magazine recently featured Mole Creek.

Airlines and TT-Line were responding to greater tourist demand for Tasmania by putting on additional seats, Premier and Tourism Minister Will Hodgman said on Monday.

“Importantly, we’re seeing greater regional dispersal,” he said.

In the year ending June 2016, 1.17 million people visited Tasmania, a 2per cent increase compared to the previous year.

The number of nights visitors stayed in the state grew 5 per cent to 10.2 million.

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