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Judiciary for Rose

Judiciary for Rose

NOT ALL GOOD: Oberon Tigers fullback Blake Miller scored the first try in Oberon's win against the Cowra Magpies on Sunday. But the game was soured for Oberon when George and Matt Rose were placed on report.THE OberonTigers are facing the prospect of once more playing without marquee signing George Rose as they continue their bid for the Group 10 premier league minor premiership.
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The prop was put on report for an incident which occurred in the Tigers’ 28-26 win over Cowra.His brother Matt will also head to the judiciary after being placed on report for a separate infringement.

Oberon coach Zac Rowlandson feels penalising the Tigers during the match was sufficient.

“Matt and George are both on report again.I don’t think the incidents were really anything major,” he said.

“Matt landed on a Cowra player while making a tackle andGeorge got put on report for pushing someone in the chest.”

Rowlandson hopes the latest incidents will not see the Rosesmiss more game time for the Tigers.

“It wasn’t just what happened to Matt and George, there were so many penalties,” he said.

Oberon began the match well as they opened the scoring via a try to fullback Blake Miller, but Cowra then piled on 16 unanswered points.

In the end, both teams crossed for five tries. Trent Rose booted four conversions, while Caley Mok was only able to kick three for the Magpies.

The Tigers will play Bathurst Panthers in Bathurstthis Saturday, with ladies’tag kicking off at 10.30am and premier league at 2pm.

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Look at the view

Look at the view

THE Mid-North Coast will host a marathon with a difference on September 25.
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Worth the hard work: Beach to Brother organiser Mick Maher at the top of North Brother Mountain. Photo: Ivan Sajko

Ifyou everwanted to find out what your body’sabsolutelimit is, then Beach to Brother is the event which could tick all the right boxes.

The main event involves a42-kilometre marathon run fromTown Beach whichfollows the coast down to Laurieton, but the final step is a killer.

Runners will be required torun up North Brother Mountain, but the view at the top is breathtakingand worth the hard work required.

Organiser Mick Maher said the event wasn’t thefirst of its kind nationally, but it is for theregion.

“Competitors willencounter beaches, coastal paths, more beaches,dramatic headland tracks, coffee rock, bush-trails, break wall paths that are flat, undulating, ordownright vertical,” he said.

“The coffee rock section of the beach as youapproach Lake Cathie is a killer if the tide is a little high …the higher the tide the more time youspend on the rock platform.”​

If the full marathon and then running up a mountain isn’t quite for you, there are two other options on the day.

“Having the option to conquer such a challenging hill at the end of a marathon, ora half-marathon, or a 10km run, is what raises the bar. It’s about bragging rights I suppose,” Maher said.

More than 100 registrations have been received in two weeks, with more than 80 per cent coming from areas well outside Port Macquarie.

“I’d say the biggest benefit isgetting our community out and about andshowing them places they might not have known aboutbefore,” he said.

“Areas such as the whole Grant’s Head area of stunning headlands and trails that run fromBonny Hills through to Camden Haven are amazing.

“Many locals, even runners, still haven’t ventured up theNorth Brother trail and it’s good to havean event they don’t have to drive seven hours to compete in.”

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Early bird entries are still available for those who want tograb a bargain.

The marathon costs $110, the team-relay marathon costs $160, the halfmarathon $75, and the 10-kilometrecosts $45.

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Waratah school up for sale

Waratah school up for sale

Under the hammer: The old Waratah Primary School building will be up for grabs when an auction is held on Friday, July 15. Picture: SuppliedThe oldWaratah Primary School could soon have a new owner, with the property due to go under the hammer next week.
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The building has been vacant since the school was closed in 2009, but will be up for auction through Roberts Real Estate in Burnieon Friday, July 15.

Property consultant Tim Barrett believes a buyer could use the site for tourism purposes.

“I think it could be a bit of a drop off spot, where people could stopand have a rest while they’re in the area,” Mr Barrett said.

“It could be traveller’s accommodation, with places like Cradle Mountain and the Tarkine Wilderness nearby.

“I think it’s going to have to be on the tourism side of things.”

Mr Barrett noted other old primary school’s in the Burnie area, including Brooklyn and Upper Burnie had beensold and used for accommodation, so the same outcome was possible for Waratah.

Roberts Real Estate recently tested the market at Waratah when the historic Bischoff Hotel went up for sale in May, but were unable to find a buyer.

Mr Barrett said he had had a number of enquiries about the property, but it would not be known until the day of the auction how many people might turn up.

He was not able to say what sort of price the school might attract as the reserve price won’t be released until next Friday.

The auction will be held on site at 29 Ritchie Street, Waratah on Friday July 15 at 11.30am.

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Chilly conditions for kids soccer

Chilly conditions for kids soccer

CHAMPS: Young local Robe lads Mason Keane, Ben Carroll, Raj Legoe and Jimmy Murch were selected to represent the Mid South East Region in Adelaide from June 20-25.Enthusiasm and opportunity abounded as the Mid South-East was proudly represented in the SAPSASA soccer competition held in Adelaide recently. A Mid South-East boys team was joined by a combined Mid South-East / Lower South-East girls team that was able to come together just two weeks before the competition. The week consisted of 10 games for each team in a round-robin competition format.
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The boys’ team consisted of 14 representing Penola Primary, Mary MacKillop Memorial School, Robe Primary and Beachport Primary.

The team was made up of students who played their first ever game on the opening Monday. It was a steep learning curve to prepare the students for the coming week, learning the intricacies of game play, as well as the rules and tactics unique to soccer.

The week presented weather conditions that had even the most hardened South-Easterner chilled to their bones. High winds and driving rain characterised the opening day and the weather conditions barely improved for the week. However, this did not dampen the spirits of the players. Every player committed to learning and putting their best efforts forward for the team.

The team grew enormously in confidence and skill as the week progressed. The passing game, knowledge of positions and tactical awareness was evident in both teams. Their dogged determination in defence and team play when attacking was indicative of the character of all players representing the South-East. By the end of the week the boys came away with many games that could have gone either way.

Coach Julian Rebellato was thrilled with the way that the teams played together and individuals developed throughout the week, emphasising that the real success came in the ways that the students bonded, played for each other and were able to experience and learn a game that is shared by millions of people globally. The support from parents and exemplary behaviour from the team made it a memorable SAPSASA carnival.

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Indigenous mentor up for national art prize

Indigenous mentor up for national art prize

Jake Trindorfer's 'Our Next Generation'. “This kid stood out to me ... to me he represented the next generation of Indigenous Australians, wide-eyed and determined," he said.As part of NAIDOC Week, Aboriginal artist Jake Trindorfer has had one of his works chosen for an exhibition at NSW Parliament House.
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The 33-year-old’s photograph titledOur Next Generationis one of 20 shortlisted forthe 2016 MAX National Indigenous Art Competition.

Mr Trindorfer said he found his subject through work as a mentor of indigenous youth in Wollongong.

“I had the chance to step in to a multimedia role with the company I work for and started doing a bit of photography,” he said.

“This kid stood out to me, so I asked to take his photo. To me he represented the next generation of Indigenous Australians, wide-eyed and determined.”

Despite Mr Trindorfer being told “university isn’t for people like us”, he defied his family’s expectations and graduated with a Bachelor of Education.

Now he wants to use his work with the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience to encourage young people to chase opportunity and overcome low expectations.

“If it wasn’t for a couple of special people in my youth things would have been completely different today,” he said.

Winners of the 2016 MAX Employment National Indigenous Art Competition will be announced at NSW Parliament House on July 7.

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20. 12. 2018
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5kg of cannabis seized in raids

5kg of cannabis seized in raids

RECOVERED: Capalaba police seized over five kilograms of cannabis in a raid in Wellington Point on Tuesday. Photo: Cheryl Goodenough
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POLICE seized more than five kilograms of cannabis with a street value of at least $33,000 in drug bustsin Birkdale and Wellington Point early on Tuesday morning.

DRUG BUST: Police seized 5.1kg of cannabis with a street value of between $33,000 and $45,000 in a sting in Wellington Point. Photo: Cheryl Goodenough

Acting Senior Sergeant Michael Thomson of Capalaba police station said 5.1 kilograms of cannabis with a street value of between $33,000 and $45,000 was seized from a house in Wellington Point.

Five marijuana plants were also recovered.

A36-year-old Wellington Point man has been charged with producing and possessing dangerous drugs.

He is due to appear in Cleveland Magistrates Court on August 4.

Police also recovered drugs and drug utensils during a raid at a Birkdale house.

SEIZED: Five marijuana plants were among the drugs found in a raid in Wellington Point. Photo: Cheryl Goodenough

A 33-year-old Birkdale woman faces charges relating to the possession of drugs and utensils andis due to appear in court on July 28.

Acting Senior Sergeant Thomson said the raids were carried out in response to information provided to Crime Stoppers.

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What’s on the ATO hit list

What’s on the ATO hit list

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To claim, or not to claim?

That is the question most of us have when it comes to tax time.

And while you might be thinking you can claim that study book or meal as a deduction, you have been warned –the tax man will be watching.

Anyone with deduction claims higher than expected will be under the gaze of the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) this year, according toATO assistant commissioner Graham Whyte.

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“Generally speaking, if you claim a deduction you need to remember the three golden rules,” Mr Whyte said.

“One, make sure you spent the money yourself and were not reimbursed; two, make sure it’s related to your job; and three, you need a record to prove it.”

If you made a similar claim last year, it might not stack up this year.Changes have been made in the rules for calculating car expenses, which means people need to use a logbook or the cents per kilometre claim to support their claims.

“It is important to remember that you can only claim a deduction for work-related car expenses if you use your own car in the course of performing your job as an employee,” Mr Whyte said.

“Most people can’t claim the cost of travel between home and work because this travel is private.”

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Ian’s top Rotary gig

Ian’s top Rotary gig

Ian Jackson receives the district governor chains from Maurie Stack. Photo by Ashley Cleaver/Cleavers Images.Taree solicitor Maurie Stack has handed over the chains of office as Rotary district governor (district 9650) to Ian Jackson of Laurieton.
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“It has been a mighty experience for De and I,” said Maurie.

“As we travelled around the district we were blown away by the wide range of programs adopted by different clubs, from Quirindi Conversations – getting four locals who have made it big on the national stage back for a Richard Vidler type interview – to the Casino Royale Ball in Tamworth, to Opera by the Lake in Forster.

“It is great to see clubs adopting programs which not only provide the money needed to support a wide range of youth related and other community efforts but also programs which add to the life of their local communities.

“Clubshave responded to local needs such as the widely supported program by Lightning Ridge club last year to raise funds to help local farmers struggling with the effects of drought.”

Maurie was particularly impressed by many of the international programs, including theCoffs Harbour Daybreak support of the Chiedza Child Care Centre, where local retired teachers return to help young child soldiers reintegrate into a schooling system.

“My own club, Taree on Manning, will holda dinner dance in the Centrepoint Arcade on SaturdaySeptember 17 with fabulous local band Circus Mule to raise funds to build toilet blocks in market places and schools on the Ivory Coast in Africa.

“We will be working closely with one of my fellow governor’s, Marie-Irene, who De and I met over a week in Sarasota last year, who lives there and works with the United Nations.

“If we raise US$7000, with the help of Rotary District funds and the Rotary Foundation this will increase to more than US$30,000 which will build male and female toilets in eight different locations.

“Effectively every dollar we raise is multiplied by four. Anyone wanting to host a table of 10 at $50 per head should contact Jane Mackenzie at Mansfield on the Manning.

“To raise the money those attending will be asked to bring a plate.”

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Lower the driving age

Lower the driving age

Call for change: Wendy Young and her son Nick, 17, want the State Government to change licensing rules. Picture: Amy PatonNick Young, 17, says the beginning of his career is being negativelyimpacted by his inability to get to work without being accompaniedby his parents.
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Mr Young, from Naringal East,started a specialistmechanicalapprenticeship in March this year after leaving school, butsaid despite loving the jobhe can only work part-time.

“My work really wants me to goon full-time because it’s a bit difficult to work part-time doing jobs that need to take a full week,” Mr Young said.

Victoria’s minimum driving age is 18, but astate parliamentary inquiry is examining the possibility of lowering it to 17.

Mr Young said being given an exemption to allow him to drive to and from work would solve his problem.

Nick’s parents are beef farmersand they also run an earth moving and quarry business, meaning theyare not able to spare the time to accompany Nick on the 66-kilometre round trip each morning and afternoon.

“He would be there five days a week if he could get himself to and from work,” Nick’s mother, Wendy Young, said.

“We’re doing hundreds of extra kilometres per week taking him to and from work.

“It puts a lot of strain and pressure on families in the country, but you do it because you want to help them become independent.”

Mrs Young said Nick was a confident driver whohadhad experience operatingvehicles on the family farm from a young age.

VicRoads and the RACV bothmade submissions to the inquiry saying that lowering the driving age to17 in line with the rest of Australia’s states and territories wouldlead to an increasein traffic fatalities and injuries.

Both organisations suggested focusing on better public transport might serve as a solution.

“In the big cities I don’t think they realise that buses and trains don’t run in the country to make the country kids feel independent,” Mrs Young said.

The inquiry was led by Western Victoria MP James Purcell, and is due to return its findings in November.

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Boosting allocations with desalinated water ‘not viable’

Boosting allocations with desalinated water ‘not viable’

An independent cost-benefit study has confirmed using desalinated water to increase water allocations for River Murray irrigators would not be economically viable.
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The studyfoundrunning the Adelaide Desalination Plant would not be a cost-effective way of boosting allocations for irrigators at the current marketprice for water.

The state government commissioned the independent cost-benefit analysis earlier this year toconsider if increasing the use of the ADP, to make additional River Murray water available toholders of irrigation entitlements, would be of economic benefit in 2016-17.

The findings reflect that theADP was built to provide water security for metropolitanAdelaide during times of drought, according to Water and the River Murray minister Ian Hunter.

Water and the River Murray minister Ian Hunter says using water from the desalination plant to replace River Murray water for irrigators is unlikely to be cost effective for them.

“The desalination plant was designed to be Adelaide’s insurance policy in times of drought andensures our community will have access to water,” he said.

“It is clear that using water from the desalination plant to replace River Murray water for ourirrigators is unlikely to be cost effective for them.”

Member for Chaffey Tim Whetstone said thecost benefit analysis lackedlong-term visionon the impact of reduced water allocations in 2016-17 on food producers.

“Many irrigators in the Riverland have permanent plantings which require continual watering,” he said.

“The report summarises that given ‘the costs of operating the ADP are such that its primary role is as an insurance policy for when other sources are not available, and given the general returns that can be expected from irrigated agriculture, it is unsurprising that there would be a substantial difference under most circumstances between these costs and returns’.

“My concern is low commodity prices appear to have been a focus for the outcome of this analysis and once again, we see the state government continue to hit our food producers who need to be supported to grow the economy and create jobs.”

Mr Whetstone said Riverland irrigators have expressed concerns to himabout the impact of a starting allocation of36 per cent, with some suggesting –withoutincreases in coming months –they will have to consider their immediate future in the industry.

“Given low commodity prices in a number of cases, many irrigators cannot afford to lease in more water, regardless of the price,” he said.

“But, looking at rainfall over the past month and forecast weather predictions, I am confident we will have significant increases in the 2016-17 water allocation.

“It must not be forgotten that every South Australian has paid for the construction of the ADPand it is still completely unclear, years after it was built, whether this major piece of infrastructure will ever operate outside of minimum production.”

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