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Community rallies around family left homeless after house fire  ( admin posted on February 21st, 2019 )

THE SMALL community of Colly Blue near Spring Ridge has rallied around a family of five who have lost everything in a house fire.
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The fire is believed to have been started by Christmas lights on a tree which the Horne family had decorated the day before the fire completely destroyed their Premer Rd home on Sunday morning.

A neighbour was the first to raise the alarm at 2.45am Sunday after hearing a loud noise and seeing a ‘large orange glow’ outside his window.

Calling triple 000, he said he saw the family leaving the property in their vehicles with the timber house well alight behind them.

Brigades from nearby Yannergee, Premer and Spring Ridge arrived at the scene at 3am but the house could not be saved and only a stone chimney remains.

“The flames nearly 100ft in the air, there was no chance for the house.

In two hours it was totally destroyed,” the neighbour said.”They were left with just the clothes on their backs and on their washing line.

“The small locality of Colly Blue, 100 kilometres south of Tamworth near Spring Ridge has just six homes but the community has quickly rallied, with one farmer offering a home to the displaced family for as long as they require it.

Others have offered clothes and television sets to the family of five, including Roy and Lynn Horne, 14-year-old Deejay, 21-year-old Katy and 22-year-old Rebecca who is heavily pregnant.

“They have lost everything,” daughter Crystal Tooth said.

Mrs Tooth said she wanted to help her family in any way she could and hoped the community would assist them, in the spirit of giving that Christmas promoted.

“Anything would be a help,” she said.

“Being so close to Christmas, they’ve lost all their Christmas presents and all their belongings.

“The family had lived in the home for at least six years, since they moved from Werris Creek to the village of Colly Blue.

The fire is the second within a month for the village; just four weeks ago a bushfire ripped through the area, threatening homes and burning out an area of more than 35 hectares.

Neighbours reported the fire quickly consumed paddocks and scrub land between homes but was stopped just before the fence line of the Horne’s property.

“We nearly lost three or four houses that day.

It was very lucky that it got under control quickly or it could have turned out very differently,” a neighbour said.

Inspector Steve Hall from the Liverpool Range RFS zone said although investigations were continuing, the fire was believed to have been caused by lights on a Christmas tree.

“It’s very unfortunate, particularly at this time of year. It’s a timely reminder that residents need to very careful when decorating their homes and businesses.

“It’s very important to be careful not to overload power points or trees.”

Inspector Paul Johnson from Oxley Local Area Command said the residents were lucky to escape with their lives.

“The male resident was awoken by the smoke alarms, noticed a fire in the dining room and evacuated the family immediately,” Inspector Johnson said.

“Smoke alarms save lives.”

If you can help out the Horne family, contact Crystal on 0413 809126.

A house at Colly Blue has been completely destroyed in a weekend fire. Photo: Peter Lorimer

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‘Happiness ends’: Double trouble in Wodonga ( admin posted on February 21st, 2019 )

12:45PM: A SECONDARY blood alcohol test proved a man’s claim to have only had one beer correct.
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But that was the extent of the good news for the Frankston man, 25.

He was pulled up by Wodonga police for doing a “fishtail” near Whitebox Rise shopping centre on Friday night.

A breath test found him to be over the limit before a second test a short time later came back with a zero reading.

“That’s where his happiness ended,” Sen-Constable Neil Hobbs said.

A licence check showed the man was a disqualified driver and had a prior conviction for driving while disqualified.

It earned him a $583 fine and his car — a blue Ford sedan — was impounded for 30 days.

He will appear in court at a later date to face charges for driving while disqualified, careless driving, improper use of a motor vehicle, emitting excessive noise and loss of traction.

The incident was followed by a crash involving a young woman in the early hours of Saturday morning.

The P-plater, 19, lost control of her white Holden sedan in Melrose Drive and crashed into the fence of a house just north of the Brockley Street roundabout.

Sen-Constable Hobbs said the woman was visibly shaken after the crash but escaped injury.

“Luckily no pedestrians were on that part of the footpath at the time,” he said.

“Witnesses stated speed was not a factor.

“Inexperience was partly the issue but the main factor was after recent hot water then a dump of rain, various oils within the road had come to the surface making driving quite slippery.

She was given a $211 fine for failing to have proper control of her car.

It was damaged badly and towed from the scene.

Sec-Constable Hobbs urged drivers to drive to the conditions and not the speed limit.

“Police are continuing to deliver the message that just because you’re driving at the legal speed limit, it doesn’t mean that speed is necessarily safe,” he said.

“This is a period of the year with a high volume of traffic on our roads and police don’t want to be delivering traumatic news to family and friends at all hours of the day and night.”

A P-plater, 19, lost control of her white Holden sedan in Melrose Drive and crashed into the fence of a house just north of the Brockley Street roundabout.

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How to control summer campfires  ( admin posted on January 21st, 2019 )

Camping and barbecues are synonymous with the Queenslandsummer, however emergency services are reminding holiday-makers to be aware ofthe dangers.
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Queensland Fire and Rescue Service Northern region AssistantCommissioner Ron Twomey said it was vital to put safety first when lightingup a campfire or using a barbecue.

“This festive season,make sure you test gas cylinders and barbecue hoses and valves thoroughly beforeyou fire up the barbecue,” Mr Twomey said.

“When operating a barbecue people must remember to useextreme caution as they are working with the hazardous and potentiallydangerous materials of gas and fire.

“When it comes to lighting fires, holiday-makers must alsofamiliarise themselves with the rules and regulations of the park or area theyare staying in.

“Adequate precautions, which include lighting the fire in anopen area and away from vegetation and structures, should be taken to preventthe fire from spreading.

“Campfires must be lit in a properly prepared and containedfire pit and should never be left unattended. Campfires should also be lessthan one square metre in size.

Mr Twomey said that even a small campfire could spread veryquickly and have the potential to threaten nearby land, homes or lives, on ahigh fire danger day and it was vital they were extinguished properly.

“The only way to extinguish a campfire is by using water,not dirt or sand. A fire covered with dirt or sand can hold more than 100degrees of heat for up to 24 hours after it has been extinguished,” he said.

“By extinguishing a fire with water, within 10 minutes,almost no heat will remain.”

Queensland Ambulance Service Townsville LocalAmbulance Service Network Assistant Commissioner Rodney Walz said by beingcareful around fires and making sure children were supervised, serious injury couldbe prevented.

“It is important to apply the same rules around a campfireor barbecue as you would around the house. Never leave children unattended andkeep hot objects out of reach. Parents are also reminded that coals, which maylook appealing to children, can retain heat long after a fire is extinguishedand will cause serious burns,” Mr Walz said.

“Burn injuries can have lasting consequences that affectpeople for the rest of their lives. As little as one second of contact with acampfire, 70 degrees or hotter, will cause a third degree (full thickness)burn.

“Remember that burns can occur not only from flames, butalso from steam,” he said.

“Whether you are camping or at home these school holidays, inan emergency always call Triple Zero (000) for assistance. Burns can also betreated immediately by running coldwater over the affected area.”

Follow simple guidelines if lighting a campfire this summer.

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Elective surgery cuts confirmed ( admin posted on January 21st, 2019 )

CENTRAL Gippsland Health Service faces having to make significant elective surgery cuts.
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The service is facing a reduction of up to $638,000 in funding after confirmation Commonwealth Government health funding will be reduced.

About two months ago the state government was informed its share of Commonwealth health funding under an agreement signed last year would not be as large as previously expected because new population data from the recent census showed Victoria’s population was not growing as fast as predicted.

Pleas to the Prime Minister from the chairs of Victoria’s health service boards to delay the $107 million reduction in funding to the end of the financial year were not successful, with CGHS facing a reduction of up to $638,000.

The cuts come as part of a $475 million cut over the course of the next four years.

Health service board chair John Sullivan said while the service were coming up with different strategies to deal with the cuts, elective surgery would likely take a significant hit.

“Obviously it means $638,000 less in the hospital budget for this financial year which is a significant amount; I think someone worked it ($638,000) out to be equivalent to 200 elective surgeries,” he said.

“If it had of been the start of the financial year we could have put things in place, but we had already done the budget and people have been employed.

“It’s going to affect elective (surgery) to make that cut in six months, you just can’t save that amount without affecting patient care unfortunately.”

Health Minister David Davis said Opposition parties voted against a motion in the Legislative Council expressing concern at the recently-announced reduction in Commonwealth health funding.

“The Office of the Independent Administrator of the National Health Funding Pool confirmed in writing a week ago that the Commonwealth has already started cutting state funding.

“The Federal Government is trying to justify this on the absurd basis that Victoria’s population fell by more than 11,000 in 2011 – while its very own Commonwealth Statistician produced figures that confirm that Victoria’s population grew by 75,400 people in the same period,” Mr Davis said.

“The Labor Health Ministers from Tasmania and South Australia are willing to stand up for their states, their hospitals and their patients, but Labor in Victoria is not concerned, and supports the Canberra cuts.

“Victorians should be rightly concerned about cuts to their hospital funding, and should equally be alarmed at the Opposition’s tacit approval of this shameful move that will only hurt patients in the name of a sham Federal surplus.”

However Shadow Health Minister Gavin Jennings has placed the blame for cuts to elective surgery squarely with the state government.

“If the Baillieu Government were at all concerned about improving our health system, Mr Baillieu wouldn’t be cutting $616 million from the health budget.

“Mr Baillieu and Mr Davis have presided over a major blowout in the elective surgery waiting list and ambulance response times, all because the system is starved of money,” Mr Jennings said.

“Mr Baillieu should stop trying to deflect responsibility by constantly blaming others and get on with the job of investing in a better health system.”

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Turnbull seeks web action ( admin posted on January 21st, 2019 )

Connecting with the community: Malcolm Turnbull, pictured with Chifley candidate Isabelle White (middle) and Marise Payne (right) hosted a communications forum in St Marys last week to discuss matters associated with the national broadband network. Connecting with the community: Malcolm Turnbull, pictured with Chifley candidate Isabelle White (middle) and Marise Payne (right) hosted a communications forum in St Marys last week to discuss matters associated with the national broadband network.
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FEDERAL Labor MP Ed Husic has hit back in response to the Coalition’s claims broadband speeds are inadequate for many homes and businesses in his Chifley electorate.

Preliminary results in the Coalition’s nationwide broadband survey revealed postcode 2761 was one of the worst served postcodes in the electorate.

It includes Glendenning, Hassall Grove, Plumpton and Oakhurst.

Orchard Hills (postcode 2748) is one of the worst affected areas in the Lindsay electorate, where 160 constituents have already responded to the survey.

Opposition communications spokesman Malcolm Turnbull hosted a forum at St Marys last week with Senator Marise Payne and the Liberal candidates for Chifley and Lindsay, Isabelle White and Fiona Scott.

Attendees raised concerns about the lack of broadband coverage and budget over-runs for the national broadband network.

Inadequate broadband coverage in new housing estates such as Ropes Crossing was a hot topic.

“Ultimately, home owners will be better off under a future coalition government because we will be able to deliver the national broadband network sooner, cheaper for taxpayers and more affordably for consumers,” Mr Turnbull said.

Mr Husic said fixing broadband blackspots in Chifley was one of his priorities.

“I’ve spoken up for these communities and made sure their complaints were dealt with, regardless of who is in government,” he said.

“Under Liberal governments, suburbs in Chifley were ‘broadband wastelands’,” Mr Husic said.

Go to fasterbroadband南京夜网.au to take part in the Coalition’s survey.

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Glowing Capalaba display wins 4KQ Christmas lights comp ( admin posted on January 21st, 2019 )

Bright idea… Capalaba s Jenny and Chris Mirow outside their dazzling Christmas lights display at 44 Larbonya Crescent. Photo by Chris McCormackEVEN Santa would be impressed with the glowing efforts of Capalaba’s Mirow family after they were crowned first in the Residential East category in the annual 4KQ Christmas lights competition.
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Jenny said endless hours of preparation and years of collecting Christmas ornaments had enabled them to create their best display to date, which also won the best 4KQ logo.

“We’ve been doing it for seven years. Last year we won second place (in the Residential East category); it’s nice to top it off and win it,” she said.

Jenny said she and husband Chris had lived at 44 Larbonya Crescent, Capalaba, for 27 years, but decided to get into Christmas decorating to impress their grandkids several years ago.

“We’ve got six grandkids; the oldest is 17 and the youngest is eight. It all started with a few lights and decorations and went from there,” she said.

“Now we have tens of thousands of lights, and I can’t count how many Santas we have.

“It has taken a long time to get it all out and display it, but it’s nice that our neighbours come in and check it out while we’re setting it all up.”

Jenny said Chris had been out hanging lights and decorations from 4am daily for “weeks on end” before he went to work, while she had been doing her bit during the day.

“It’s all good fun in the end, and it looks really great at night. I’m not too sure what’s my favourite thing, but lots of people who visit like to tell us what they like about the display,” she said.

“We’ve got different displays around – a snow cave with bubbles and a smoke machine, a mini church, an Australiana display, and eight reindeers on the roof.

“Everyone is welcome to come in and walk around. It’s lovely to see lots of people wandering around checking it out at night.”

Chris and Jenny’s display is turned on daily from 7pm to 10.30pm until New Year’s Eve.

You can find their display at 44 Larbonya Crescent, Capalaba.

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A very Meadow Springs Christmas ( admin posted on January 21st, 2019 )

HUNDREDS of people gathered at Quarry Park yesterday for Mirvac’s Christmas carols event.
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A power cut did nothing to dampen spirits as children sang and danced their way through the early evening.

HUNDREDS of people gathered at Quarry Park yesterday for Mirvac’s Christmas carols event.

HUNDREDS of people gathered at Quarry Park yesterday for Mirvac’s Christmas carols event.

HUNDREDS of people gathered at Quarry Park yesterday for Mirvac’s Christmas carols event.

HUNDREDS of people gathered at Quarry Park yesterday for Mirvac’s Christmas carols event.

HUNDREDS of people gathered at Quarry Park yesterday for Mirvac’s Christmas carols event.

HUNDREDS of people gathered at Quarry Park yesterday for Mirvac’s Christmas carols event.

HUNDREDS of people gathered at Quarry Park yesterday for Mirvac’s Christmas carols event.

HUNDREDS of people gathered at Quarry Park yesterday for Mirvac’s Christmas carols event.

HUNDREDS of people gathered at Quarry Park yesterday for Mirvac’s Christmas carols event.

HUNDREDS of people gathered at Quarry Park yesterday for Mirvac’s Christmas carols event.

HUNDREDS of people gathered at Quarry Park yesterday for Mirvac’s Christmas carols event.

HUNDREDS of people gathered at Quarry Park yesterday for Mirvac’s Christmas carols event.

HUNDREDS of people gathered at Quarry Park yesterday for Mirvac’s Christmas carols event.

HUNDREDS of people gathered at Quarry Park yesterday for Mirvac’s Christmas carols event.

HUNDREDS of people gathered at Quarry Park yesterday for Mirvac’s Christmas carols event.

HUNDREDS of people gathered at Quarry Park yesterday for Mirvac’s Christmas carols event.

HUNDREDS of people gathered at Quarry Park yesterday for Mirvac’s Christmas carols event.

HUNDREDS of people gathered at Quarry Park yesterday for Mirvac’s Christmas carols event.

HUNDREDS of people gathered at Quarry Park yesterday for Mirvac’s Christmas carols event.

HUNDREDS of people gathered at Quarry Park yesterday for Mirvac’s Christmas carols event.

HUNDREDS of people gathered at Quarry Park yesterday for Mirvac’s Christmas carols event.

HUNDREDS of people gathered at Quarry Park yesterday for Mirvac’s Christmas carols event.

HUNDREDS of people gathered at Quarry Park yesterday for Mirvac’s Christmas carols event.

HUNDREDS of people gathered at Quarry Park yesterday for Mirvac’s Christmas carols event.

HUNDREDS of people gathered at Quarry Park yesterday for Mirvac’s Christmas carols event.

HUNDREDS of people gathered at Quarry Park yesterday for Mirvac’s Christmas carols event.

HUNDREDS of people gathered at Quarry Park yesterday for Mirvac’s Christmas carols event.

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Early healthy Christmas cheer ( admin posted on December 21st, 2018 )

Australian Breastfeeding Association Warrnambool Group leader Suellen Dodson, Spotlight Sew Centre manager Sheree Rentsch, Delta Therapy Dogs Program members Barbara Kirkby and Lacy and Shannon McKay with Mawson and Warrnambool Chevy Car Club s Ella Baudinette. 121213VH20 Picture: VICKY HUGHSONCHRISTMAS came early at the Warrnambool Base Hospital last week.
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Thanks to some generous local organisations, the hospital took delivery of a new electronic breast pump for the maternity ward and funding for 12 months of Delta Therapy Dogs placement in the mental health area.

The donations have also helped the hospital to take big steps towards full funding for the purchase of a reconstructive microscope, a new paediatric vital signs monitor and funding for therapy dog visits in the palliative care and rehabilitation units next year.

The electronic breast pump was donated by the Australian Breast Feeding Association Warrnambool group at a cost of $4000.

Group leader Suellen Dodson said the money was raised from the annual baby and children’s bonanza.

“It’s an expensive piece of equipment so we were very happy to be able to help the hospital out with that.” she said.

The Chevrolet Car Club of Victoria south-west branch raised $1900 from its display at the Melbourne to Warrnambool Cycling Classic finish line with $500 donated toward the therapy dogs visits and the remainder going towards the vital signs monitor.

Spotlight Warrnambool’s annual student design awards night also contributed with the $6608 raised going towards the purchase of a $141,000 reconstructive microscope.

South West Healthcare’s community partnerships manager Suzan Morey said the hospital was extremely grateful to the groups generous donations.

“These four groups are always big supporters of the hospital and we can’t thank them enough,” she said.

“We are well on the way to reaching the fund-raising goal for the paediatric vital signs monitor, only needing another $287 to meet the $9417 total.

“The reconstructive microscope is essential for breast flap surgery. We still need $55,454 for that, which we hope to have by Christmas so we can get the ordering and staff training process underway.”

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Switch – easier than they thought  ( admin posted on December 21st, 2018 )

WHEN Goulburn netballers and basketball players accepted the challenge to switch codes in a special exhibition match to highlight how easy it can be and show a parallel with people switching energy providers the players were uncertain that they could make the transition.
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Energy company Australian Power and Gas who sponsored the game, knew it was possible for the young players to make the adjustment, just like people who step out of their comfort zone to change gas and electricity providers to save money.

It only took the youngsters a few minutes each half to adjust.

While the boys quickly gained the upper hand in the first half, the girls did not let them score all the baskets. The game was played in a light hearted spirit and the score really didn’t seem to matter much with the level of laughter both on court, and from the spectator stands.

When it came time to put on the positional playing bibs and switch to netball, the boys were all over the court learning where they could not go and avoiding contact with their opposites.

However it was not long before they started gaining more possession and with a shooter who was accurate from just about anywhere close to the ring when unimpeded by opposition, the boys were able to lift their scoring rate.

Boys coach Andrew Stewart said that the experience was a positive one for his young players and they learnt quite a bit about positional play and teamwork.

Goulburn District Netball president Simone Blay thanked Australian Power and Gas for the opportunity to switch.

“It was loads of fun and I don’t know who enjoyed themselves the most, the spectators, referees or the players it is certainly worth doing again,” Mrs Blay said.

Australian Power and Gas general manager David Goadby said, through his representative on the day, that the company was delighted to support Goulburn sport by hosting the Sport Switch event.

He said that half the people in NSW had never switched energy providers, and were missing out on substantial savings they could make by making the change.

While the boys won, both teams received a trophy and individual medals, reminding them of the fun afternoon they had switching.

MIXING IT: Goulburn 2012 Under 12s Basketball representatives and some of the city’s promising junior netballers prepare for their first half basketball then second half netball game to show that switching is possible. From left: Chloe Furner, Will Mooney, Kirsty Toole, Lucas Ross, Hannah Cudaj, Ryan Thomas, Chloe Baird, Caleb Croker, Bailey Stewart, Eleesha Harvey, Caelan Hunter, Lucy Condylios, Lachlan Caldwell, Ella Fennamore, Anthony Cummins and Hannah Greaves. Front: Riley Weeks and Laura Baird exchanging balls.

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Nomination mix-up rules out champion ( admin posted on December 21st, 2018 )

THE much anticipated appearance, at Sale, of Australia’s champion stayer Miata has been put on hold because of a mix-up with nominations for Boxing Day’s Sale Cup.
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The star greyhound was not among the 37 entries at closing time despite being specially flown over to Victoria to trial at Sale last Thursday morning. Miata, as expected, set the track alight trialling post to post over 590 metres.

While it is disappointing for the Gippsland people to be deprived of seeing Miata in the flesh, there is no shortage of talented greyhounds in Wednesday night’s heats.

The first of the cup heats is race three with Tasmanian Bell Haven going into the event with strong credentials. Bell Haven has been campaigning in group class staying events over the past few months with success in the Sydney Cup and Summer Cup and creditable performances in the Bold Trease at Sandown and the National Distance Championship at Hobart.

The hardest to beat will be classy sprinter Proven Impala, who last week ran third in the Brisbane Cup and followed up with a smart win over 600m on Saturday night at the Meadows.

In the second heat, two of last year’s cup combatants, Premier Boloney and Granduer, will be up against the extremely talented, but enigmatic, stayer Bizarre Barbie, who needs clear galloping room to unleash the strongest finishing burst in greyhound racing.

The nominal favourite for the Sale Cup will now be the Kelvin Greenough-trained Jethro, who is already a group one winner of the Hume City Cup and finished a close second to Miata in the Bold Trease at Sandown. Box four should pose no problems for Jethro and he should win the third heat from Johnny Ringo.

Lara trainers Graeme Bate and Robert Britton are both Sale Cup-winning trainers and well represented in heat four. The Bate-trained and Paul Wheeler-owned Irma Bale has already amassed $305,246 and with already having experience on the track is expected to be hard to beat. The Robert Britton-trained Two Tree Hill adds interest to the heats being a quality sprinter tackling a middle distance for the first time.

Supporters of the local hopes in the cup will have to wait until the final heat to see their best hope of a Gippsland victory.

The Michael Fearnley-trained Wy Yung Tiger has been a wonderful greyhound for connections amassing $116,000 in stakes and is rarely far from the money. This is the hardest heat to assess with several chances including South Australian Cousin Callum, the highly-talented AlpeD’Huez and in form Destini Fireball.

The remainder of the program is also very strong with local interest in race one at 6.56pm. The district’s leading sprinter Linden Magpie is trained by John Norden at Stratford and was a finalist in the Melbourne Cup, and from box one, can set punters off on the right track.

The first event commences at 6.56pm.

The final of the Sale Cup will be held Boxing Day night, Wednesday, December 26.

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