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The Canowindra Phoenix Wednesday 1 August 2012

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Issue 216

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Cadia: Valley Operations are holding their Mine Tour Friday 3 August from 1- 3pm. Bookings essential: 6392 2343 or email You will need your own transport to Cadia Mine. Dining: the Canowindra Hotel's dining room has had its air conditioner replaced. So now you can enjoy your favourite pub meals in comfort & leave your uggs at home. Show: Section S the Needlework Section is divided into the District Section and the Open Section ensuring that everyone has an opportunity to enter. The classes in needlework are many and varied, so regardless of your area of interest or experience you will find a Class to suit. Bring out those items completed in the last twelve months, or started items & finish them off and enter them in the Show, there still is time. Classes include Knitting, Crochet, Needlework, Ribbon, Cross Stitch, Smocking and Material. The items range from jumpers, aprons, baby garments & rugs to cushion cover, tea cosy & table cloth, machine & hand -sewn items available throughout the Classes. These are just a sample of the classes available in Section S, now is the time to think about an item you may be interested in entering. For further information please contact Deb on 6344 2490. Christmas: if you haven't yet had a chance to visit the Canowindra Trading Post's Christmas Shop on the corner of Blatchford & Ryall Streets then you're in for an absolute treat! Nick & Rob have used the space to launch their 2012 range of Christmas decorations, & the way this year is slipping past (it is now August!) it is the best time to start planning for Christmas. Open 7 days from 10am-4pm, you have until 28 Chamber: next meeting of the Canowindra Business Chamber will be held 7pm Wednesday 19 August at the Services Club. Clothes: with winter well upon us, there is an urgent need for men's clothing at the Bathurst Correctional Centre. As an inmate is released they are clothed in what they were wearing when they were arrested, this works well providing that they were warmly dressed at the arrest and have not changed body shape. For many, they are released with only shorts and t-shirts. Needed are jumpers, track tops, track pants, etc in XXL sizes & above (although all sizes are welcome). Donations of clothing can be left with Rev'd Jono at Clergy House or call 0429 947 284 to arrange pick up. May our Lord bless us as we bless others. Tony - Chaplain Bathurst Correctional Centre.

ABOVE: Vicki Williams, Noelene Liccone, Gwenneth McCarron, Don Percival, Mary Newman, Cec Balcombe, Joy Beattie, Uel Balcomb, Libby Balcombe & Marion Wilson CANOWINDRA FOOD BASKET GEARED UP THE 2012 OLYMPICS Clients of the Canowindra Food Basket were pleasantly surprised on Friday when they found the volunteers had decked the room with decorations and donned caps in support of our Australian athletes. Since the Canowindra Food Basket started back in October 2009 as an activity of the Cooperating Anglican Parish of Canowindra and the Uniting Church Congregations of Canowindra, Cranbury & Cudal, and over that time has served thousands of clients with donated groceries & goods. It's great to see they still know how to have fun!

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WHERE WILL YOU VOTE? Cabonne residents will be able to cast their vote at one of 16 polling places when council elections are held throughout New South Wales in September. Voting is compulsory for Australian citizens 18 years or older living in Cabonne Shire when the elections are held on Saturday 8 September 2012, and failing to vote could bring a fine of $55. There is no absentee voting for Local Government elections, so residents must vote at a polling place. However, if eligible Cabonne voters are in Sydney they can vote at Sydney Town Hall, where they may also be able to pre-poll from Friday 31 August 2012. Pre-polling is also available from Monday 27 August 2012 to Friday 7 September 2012 at the office of the Returning Officer, rear of 217 Summer Street, Orange or from Cabonne Council’s Molong office, Bank Street, Molong. Residents can also apply for a postal vote if they are travelling outside the Shire between 8am and 6pm on election day, are interstate or cannot attend a polling place because of sickness, disability, approaching maternity or religious beliefs. Enrolments to vote will close at 6pm on Monday 30 July 2012 while applications for postal votes close at 5pm on Monday 3 September 2012. The full list of Cabonne Shire polling places is: Borenore Public School, 1243 The Escort Way; Canobolas Public School, 386 Canobolas Road; Canowindra High School, Browns Avenue; Cargo Public School, Hutton Street; Cudal Public School, Toogong Street; Cumnock Community Centre, McLaughlin Street; Eugowra Public School, Hill Street; Manildra Public School, Molong Road; Molong Anglican Parish Hall, Edward Street; Mullion Creek Public School, 45 Long Point Road; Nashdale Public School, Cargo Road; Orange Clay Target Club, Dry Creek Road, Lewis Ponds; Orange High School, Woodward Street; Spring Hill Public School, Seaton Street; Spring Terrace Public School, Forest Road; Yeoval Central School, Obley Street. More details on all aspects of the Local Government elections, including enrolments, pre-polling, postal voting, candidate nominations and polling places can be obtained from the NSW Electoral Office website

B-DOUBLES B-OK A representative from Cabonne Council has confirmed that the proposed change in access for 19 metre B-Doubles on Longs Corner Road was due to an application from an owner of a local dairy. Currently, under Roads and Maritime Services authority, 19m B-Doubles under 50t have unrestricted use of roads, however the applicant will be transporting above the 50t limit. Therefore Council have requested that the RMS gazette Longs Corner Road from MR377 The Escort Way to MR310 Canowindra Road (Lockwood Road) as 19m B-Double access. It is comforting to have this clarification as the idea that it could be used as a truck corridor threatened the popular use of the road for horse and bike riding.

Canowindra Stories: Uel Balcomb Uel Balcomb from Toogong returned from the United Kingdom a couple of weeks ago, after performing with over 600 other choristers in the "Choir of the World". Uel and his wife Moyna stayed with friends at Enford in Wiltshire, which meant a two hour drive to London to attend practice sessions. This culminated in a huge one day performance on Saturday 7 July, from which Uel was exhausted, yet exhilarated. Held in front of a full house at the Royal Festival Hall in London as the 'Wales Choir of the World', the event was timed as part of the run-up to the 2012 Olympics. The concert included choirs from the five continents, and the Musical Director was internationally renowned conductor, arranger and composer Paul Bateman. The first half of the day comprised of performances of the individual continental choirs, with the European choirs and two solos from Bryn Terfel in the second half, backed by the combination of all the choirs. The performance included the world premiere of 'The Hero's Journey' written by Karl Jenkins, with lyrics by Grahame Davies, a piece especially commissioned by the London Welsh Male Voice Choir. The concert also featured The Cory Band, World and European brass band champions, and the LWMVC accompanist Annabel Thwaite. The concert concluded on the sunny terrace of the Royal Festival Hall, with Bryn Terfel supported by the choirs from around the world, leading the gathered crowd in singing favourite songs – particularly Welsh ones such as Ar Hyd Y Nos, Cwm Rhondda, Men of Harlech, and so on. Uel, was one of two members of the Orange Male Voice Choir, who joined with singers from Wagga Wagga, Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and Adelaide in representing Australia. Uel, who sings Installation, repairs & maintenance of: second tenor, was part of over 200 SOLAR & HEAT PUMP HOT WATER SYSTEMS choristers in the Australia/New Zealand lead by New Zealand roofing - draining - general plumbing contingent, conductor Robert Aburn. DOMESTIC, COMMERCIAL & RURAL If you have an interesting story to tell, please let me know. There is such a rich culture and history in our town, and it is through the people that these stories last. Everyone has done or experienced something unique, so why not share it, you Lic 70446C might surprise a few people.

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Mushroom & Cauliflower Soup 2-3 tbsp of olive oil or butter 700g button mushrooms 1 head of cauliflower 1 small handful of fresh thyme 2 bay leaves 3½ cups vegetable or chicken stock 250ml fresh cream Salt & fresh ground black pepper Clean & roughly chop the mushrooms & cauliflower. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat, add the mushrooms once oil is hot. Gently cook the mushrooms with thyme & bay leaves, stirring occasionally, until they begin to soften & give off some liquid. Add the cauliflower & stir well. Cover & simmer gently for about 20 minutes. Add stock stirring & once it comes to the boil turn off the heat. Remove bay leaves & thyme stalks & blend using a stick mixer. Add cream & cook at a low heat for another couple of minutes Add salt & pepper to taste, serve with warm crusty bread.

Jenolan Caves Volunteer Weekends - Sycamore war -

8 & 9 September & 17 & 18 November 2012 Please come along to help control 50hectares of weed trees invading bushland around Jenolan! Bush regeneration contractors will help train you in control techniques and weed identification, so no experience is necessary. Contact: Npws Oberon E: Ph: 6336 1972 Mob: 0423 527 740

COPPING A COUPLE OF AWARDS After starting a facebook page for the Eugowra Police Station in September 2011, Senior Constable Miles Burden started the process of setting up a South Canobolas eyewatch group page in April this year, as part of a NSW Government initiative with the NSW Police Force. The group, which covers the areas of Canowindra, Eugowra, Gooloogong, Woodstock and Cowra, allows police to have online meetings with the community about concerns in their local areas. The page is run by the community, and police check in daily to provide feedback in regards to the topics. As Miles said, "At the end of the day, its all about bringing police closer to the community and building relationships." On Tuesday evening 31 July, the NSW Police Force were announced as recipients of The Australian Business Award in the categories Innovation, and Project Management for 2012. Project eyewatch is a world-first concept and represents the NSW Police Force’s strategy to reinvigorate community engagement and openness in policing through the concept of Neighbourhood Watch in the 21st Century. Project eyewatch gives community members the opportunity to participate in active crime prevention activities online in their own homes 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The main benefits of project eyewatch are greater access for the community, real time engagement, seeking a consensus on a problem, providing accurate up to date information, facilitating forums to find solutions, creating an ability to provide feedback and developing a high value community network. This concept is about penetrating into and engaging the community to identify problems and work on a whole of community solution. Congratulations SC Burden and the NSW Police Force for their success in The Australian Business Awards 2012. For more information about the awards, please visit: or the NSW Police website at



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BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION This August Morris Park will be 81 years old and to mark the occasion, The Canowindra Garden Club will be holding a working bee from 10am to 2pm on Wednesday 15 August to prune the roses and tidy the garden beds, followed by a celebratory afternoon tea in the gardens. In 1931 the ploughing, grading and removal of some existing trees, and planting of some 160 palms and 40 trees took place under the supervision of the Unemployed League of Canowindra, in accordance with the plans and specifications laid out. In an edition of the Molong Express from the 1930s, the following statement appeared: "PRAISE OF THE PARK Canowindra is to be congratulated on the spirit which has provided its citizens with a park, which gives promise of becoming one of the beauty spots of the Middle West." Everyone is invited to come along to help and interested people are welcome to join the Garden Club. Our new Officers for 2012-13 are: Mary Finn, President; Ashley Wright, Treasurer; & Helen Percival, Secretary. WINNERS AGAIN! Just a week after taking out the inaugural 2012 NSW Organic Pioneers Award, Rosnay Organic Wines has done the expected and achieved great things, this time at the recent Cowra Wine Show. The Rosnay 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon was awarded Gold Medal and also won the Greg Johnson Award for the ‘Best Local Red Wine of the Show’. Other medals included: Silver for the 2011 Vintage Chardonnay (sparkling); Bronze for their newly released 2012 Freedom Mourvedre; 2008 Shiraz; 2009 Shiraz; 2006 Shiraz; and 2008 Triple Blend. Understandably, Sam Statham is "thrilled with the results" and deservedly so. Other Canowindra wines to make a good impression on the judges were Windowrie Estate with a bronze for their 2011 Family Reserve Chardonnay, and another for the 2011 The Mill Sangiovese; and Swinging Bridge was awarded bronze for their 2011 Shiraz. Congratulations to you all, the time and effort you put into your product deserves such wide recognition.

taste Canowindra Bob & Marg are having break

Taste will be closed week days during August From Sun. 5 til Sun. Aug. 26 taste will only be open 10am – 4pm Sat. & Sun. On weekend evenings the restaurant is pre-booked to private functions across this period so

The restaurant won’t be open again in the evening for bookings until Friday August 31st. There are still plenty of seats for Andrew Hull this

Saturday 4 August.

Tickets for “Jimmy the Fish”

Saturday September 1st

are selling fast (more than ½ the tickets have been sold) either book on line au/events/book-shows or phone

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Moorbel Hall Markets

DAROO AWARDS NOMINATIONS All nominees should have received their letters of congratulations and application forms for the 2012 Cabonne Business Daroo Awards. The Daroo Awards Committee is confident that nominees will find the process easier than previous years as the forms have been rewritten based on feedback received from previous years applicants. Out of 83 nominations in total, Canowindra businesses comprise nearly A variety of stalls including 28%, which is a fantastic showing. cakes, preserves, plants, Cabonne Council's Community Business garden ornaments, tools, Development Officer, Belinda Keniry is excited to be part of the Awards for the fresh vegetables, craft, first time, and has offered to help any soap, medical top socks, nominees who would like assistance with candles, bric-a-brac their applications. Belinda can be contacted on 6392 3267 BBQ & the BEST scones & or tea in Canowindra available Good luck to all the nominees, and remember that all applications need to be To book a stall site or for more details contact Warwick 02 6344 2025 returned by 5pm 31 August 2012.


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ABOVE: Thursday Class with educators, as well as Matthew and Phil COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION AT PRESCHOOL Canowindra Preschool is excited to be working with Cowra Special Needs Services over the coming 8 weeks. For 2 hours twice a week Matthew Higgs along with Support Worker Phil Drury will be attending the Preschool as part of the Community Participation Program. This program enables Matthew to volunteer in a position he has an interest in and link with the community. Phil his support worker is no stranger to the Preschool as he worked there in the past and still holds strong ties with the service. The children and staff have enjoyed the first week as part of this program and look forward to the remaining weeks. The children are keen to share their knowledge and skills with our two new faces and have them working as part of the Preschool team. OPEN DAY AT PUBLIC SCHOOL Wednesday 1 August from 12.30pm Canowindra Public School will be open to family, friends and visitors as part of Education Week 2012. Students will have the opportunity to showcase their rooms and class work, followed by a barbecue lunch all together in the beautiful school grounds. The Library will be holding the annual Book Fair in which a lot of work has gone into acquiring great books for all ages and reader levels. This is an opportunity to encourage children to read, as well as benefiting the school library. The afternoon will be finished with a whole school Mini Olympics and promises to be lots of fun. To finish, the Kinda-bounce program is now running on Wednesday afternoons

1.40–3pm for those looking at joining Canowindra Public School in 2013. Please contact the school for more information and this is an extension to the Orientation program that will also run in Term 4. YEAR 6 CHOCOLATE FUNDRAISER Our Year 6 is currently doing a chocolate fundraiser to raise funds to help with the cost of their end of year excursion. Chocolates are $1.00 each and available from Year 6 students. SCHOOL PHOTOS School Photos for 2012 will be taken on Monday, 13th August. Order envelopes are being sent home with students today. This year there is an individual order envelope for each child. Please return your envelopes with payment to the office prior to photo day.

If you have anything you wish to include in The Phoenix Please let us know: Photos, news, events, family stories, etc Call Jo on 02 6344 2760 or 0418 413 753 Or email Now that The Phoenix is bigger we have more space for you.

YEAR 12 COUNTING DOWN ‌ Yvonne Cousins, Year 12 Adviser, advises there are only 40 school days, of the 13 years of schooling, for Year 12 to go! This week Year 12 attempt their Trial HSC Examinations in most subjects. Apart from project and folio submissions, the examinations are their last assessment task. Students studying LAP and distance subjects have their examinations for those subjects in a few weeks. These are important exams as they make up a significant percentage of the assessment mark in each subject. Trial examinations are deliberately designed to mimic the format and style of the external HSC examinations. They give a good indication of how each student is performing at this time. Students are beginning to reorganise their priorities, including their social and out of school work commitments, to increase their study time with serious revision and examination practice at home. Many students are involved in subjects that involve completion of major projects such as Art, Auto, and Design & Technology. These are due for completion in just 2 (Auto) - 4 (DT & VA) weeks. Over the winter holidays teachers and students spent extra days putting time into these projects at this critical stage. Over the last three terms, Year 12 students have put a big effort into raising money both for cancer awareness and more recently for their present to the school. The chocolate sales kept the school well fed in Term 2 and staff have been enjoying high quality coffee and hot chocolate on Mondays and Thursdays. In the freezing cold last Saturday, Year 12 raffled a fine load of wood outside IGA. This was won by Shane Norman and was kindly delivered by Jacob Devlin and Michael Watt. We would like to thank the community, students and staff who have supported Year 12 in raising money. GRADUATION DINNER The date has been set for the Year 12 Graduation Dinner, being Thursday 20 September 6pm at Eat Your Greens in Eugowra. This is the last Thursday night of Term 3. Tickets for the dinner are $36 and can be purchased from the school office. FREE GRADUATED LICENSING SCHEME Workshop for Parents of Learner Drivers Young drivers are three times more likely to be involved in casualty crashes. That's why the RTA has introduced a new licensing scheme, with more supervised driving practice for learner drivers. To help parents in supervising learner drivers, the RTA has set up a FREE 2 hour workshop for parents that offers practical advice on how to help learner drivers become a safer drivers. A FREE RTA parents' workshop will be hosted by David Riches on Monday 10 September at the Cowra Services Club from 5.30-7.30 pm. Early bookings are essential, so phone 0411 718 198 now to reserve your place, or email

Canowindra Preschool Presents



Movie Night Fundraiser

Friday 10th August 2012

Time 7pm CWA Hall Blatchford Street Tickets $30 each BYO Drinks Tickets only available at Preschool

The Member

for Dubbo Troy Grant will be in Canowindra on

Thursday 2nd August 2012 to hold constituent meetings

from 1.30pm at the Services & Citizens Club. To book an appointment please call 02 6882 3577

Parent / Teacher Evening at the

Canowindra Bowling Club Function Room

Thursday August 9 2012 from 4-7pm Please call the school to make an appointment with your child’s teachers on

02 6344 1305

A VIEW OF FUTURE FOOD PRODUCTION Delegates were treated to some future-gazing when they attend the Annual Conference of NSW Farmers in Sydney recently. In his presentation "Global Agricultural Development to 2060 and Beyond", guest speaker Professor Julian Cribb discussed the challenges for future food producers and speculated on some solutions. The human population is likely to reach 10 billion people in the 2060s. This means that global food demand will double. Professor Cribb says that, "the central issue in the human destiny in the 21st century is whether we can achieve and sustain such a mighty harvest" while constrained by 'peak' water, land, oil, fish, and R&D drought, a capital drought and climate uncertainty. Some of Professor Cribb's main points are that: • By 2050 77% of people will live in cities, of 20-60 million people, and so "one of the most urgent issues of the 21st Century will be to redesign the city for sustainable food production". • The modern food system depends almost entirely on oil. Food prices and oil prices are inextricably locked together so we urgently need a global research program to convert farming to another energy source: algal biodiesel maybe, or second generation biofuels, or hydrogen, or solar electrics. • Scientific estimates indicate that, for every degree of global warming, we stand to lose about 10% of world food output. Of course, we won’t lose it, agriculture will adapt. • By 2100 we not only need to compensate for climate losses by adaptation – we also have to double total food output to meet demand. Thus, climate change compounds the challenge of doubling world food production - a point that we seldom hear the experts addressing. • There must be massive reinvestment in agricultural and food science and technology- and especially in crop sciences, soil science and new farm industries. Professor Cribb offered some interesting and exciting views of how and where food will be produced in the future. These included 'urban farming' with vertical farms and forests, as well as hydroponics and aquaponics, algae farms producing food, feed, pharmaceuticals and much more, biocultures that recycle organic wastes, synthetic foods, and an expansion of horticulture to include many more to the 25,000 edible plants that we currently use. Professor Cribb's message was essentially that although the challenge of doubling the world's food supply is great, the opportunities that will flow from it are greater still. He says that by sharing knowledge globally and redoubling research, we can develop new science-based eco-farming systems, build healthier and more sustainable diets, design cities that do not waste and we can pay food producers a fair price so that they can safeguard the Earth that feeds us. Finally, Professor Cribb summed up his view of the challenge ahead, "This is more than an inspiring challenge. It is one on which depends the future prosperity security stability peace and happiness of civilization." Delegates to the conference were heartened by Professor Cribb's positive view of the agricultural communities ability to adapt, change and innovate. The full text of Professor Cribb's presentation is at: Thank you to Maree McKay, Chair of the Canowindra District Council of NSW Farmers for this generous contribution.

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Comprinting will be closing for 2 weeks 27 August - 7 September 6 Ryall Street (via Suttor Street) Canowindra

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Herb's Corner: Food For Thought Taxing the truth: why we must not let Abbott's dogmas lie

Opposition Leader Tony Abbott constantly accuses the Prime Minister of 'lying' when she made a commitment before the last election not to introduce a tax on carbon. But who's the liar here? A lie is when you say something is true when you know it is not true. This is quite different from a commitment, which is a promise to do something in the future. We can be absolutely certain that Abbott, as a former student in a Catholic seminary, knows the substantive and moral difference between a lie and a commitment. So when Abbott says the Prime Minister told a lie, he is saying something is true when he knows it is not true, so Abbott is telling a lie. Whereas the most the Prime Minister can be truthfully accused of is breaking a pre-election commitment, like John Howard with the GST and ''core and non-core promises'', or Ted Baillieu with Victorian teachers' salaries. Or can she? Although in general it is not commendable to break commitments, it is not even clear that this is what has happened. The Prime Minister's commitment not to introduce a tax on carbon was implicitly premised on her being in a position to keep the commitment, by leading a majority government after the election. This didn't happen, so her pre-election commitment was effectively null and void. Instead, she found herself in a minority government in which she was not in total control of all the outcomes. She therefore had to work out a compromise with the other stakeholders. Abbott is reported as saying during the post-election negotiations that he would ''do anything'' to be prime minister. This implies that he, too, would have accepted a carbon tax as part of a minority government compromise. Perhaps in hindsight the Prime Minister could have made the limitation to her commitment clearer by saying there would be no carbon tax under ''a majority government led by me''. But, to be fair, before the election, no one was taking seriously the possibility of a hung parliament. Shared government was not on anyone's agenda. However, it should have been obvious that ''majority government'' was implied in her statement, because, logically, one cannot make firm commitments on behalf of a possible future minority government, since one does not have the unfettered power to carry them out. To keep calling what the Prime Minister said a ''lie'' is to misuse language, disfigure the debate and debase politics. And it is to be guilty, as Abbott is, of telling a lie yourself. When I was at secondary school, my English class studied a collection of essays, one of which analysed the methods of Nazi propaganda in the 1930s. There were, I recall, three components of this: an element of truth; gross exaggeration; and constant repetition. I have been starkly reminded of this trilogy by the habitual behaviour of Abbott and his opposition colleagues during the past 15 months. The elements of truth the opposition is exploiting are, first, that the Prime Minister did make an (implicitly qualified) commitment before the last election not to introduce a tax on carbon; and second, that she has indeed had legislation passed putting a price on carbon as an interim measure, before a future carbontrading scheme is introduced a few years down the track. Abbott's exaggerations of these basic facts are distortions of the real situation. As we have seen, and as he well knows, a broken commitment is not a ''lie''. Ironically, Abbott calling what Australia's Prime Minister said a ''lie'' may itself be an example of what Adolf Hitler called a ''big lie'', that is a lie so ''colossal'' it has a ''certain force of credibility'' because the populace ''would not believe that others could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously'' (Mein Kampf, volume I, chapter X). For the repetitions, just watch the TV and listen to the radio. Every time an opposition politician gets the opportunity, they repeat the ''lie'' claim over and over again. This happens with such predictable regularity it cannot be mere coincidence. There is clearly a conscious, concerted and calculated propaganda campaign of Goebbels-esque proportions under way. Other aspects of government policy have been given the same treatment: a charge on carbon polluters becomes ''a great big tax on everyone''; a tax that aims to spread the benefits of the mining boom to the rest of the community becomes ''class warfare'', and so on. By exaggerating a promise that might not have even been broken into a ''lie to the Australian people'', by exaggerating a charge on carbon polluters into a ''huge tax on everyone'' and by repeating these exaggerations ad infinitum and ad nauseam, Abbott and the opposition are lowering the level of political debate in contemporary Australia to that of Germany in the '30s. No one is claiming Abbott is a Nazi but one has to ask why he, and the party he leads, are so doggedly using discredited Nazi propaganda techniques? Ian Robinson is a Melbourne writer and president emeritus of the Rationalist Society of Australia. Posted on July 7, 2012

Save the date…Don’t let Winter stop you. There’s plenty to do in and around Cabonne in August

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July 27–Aug 5: National Family History Week who has a family story to tell? Aug 2: Troy Grant MP Member for Dubbo meetings from 1.30pm at the Services Club. Book an appointment on 6882 3577 Aug 3: Adult Survivors of Child Abuse - Cowra Support Group - Contact: Pascale on 6342 1612 for more details. Aug 3: " a three ring circus" by Jaq Davis & Glenn Hoyle exhibition opening 6pm @ Jayes Gallery 31 Gidley St Molong 6366 9093 Aug 4: Moorbel Hall Markets 8am-12noon follow the signs from cnr Ferguson & Rodd Streets. Warwick 6344 2025 Aug 4: Pythons v West Wyalong @ Tom Clyburn Oval 3pm kick off. Gold coin donation @ gate for fitness path. Go the Pythons!!! Aug 4: ANDREW HULL @ taste Canowindra 6pm. Free wine tasting 3 course meal & show $60 Bookings essential 02 6344 2332 Aug 5: Canowindra Swap Meet gates open 6am $3 entry, full canteen available. For more info please call Karen on 0428 442 404 Aug 5: CAN-ASSIST Fundraiser "Third Star" 12:30pm for light lunch before screening $25pp inc wine tasting with Swinging Bridge Wines @ Amusu Theatre Manildra Aug 7: Canowindra Historical Society & Museum Inc 10am @ the museum. Secretary Diane Aug 10: Breakfast at Tiffany's preschool fundraiser 7pm @ CWA Hall. Aug 11: Tigers v Grenfell @ Sports Oval 1:40pm kick off for Youth League. Aug 17: History in the Club: Wythes: Farming family at Canowindra 12pm @ Services Club $15pp w/ lunch RSVP 6344 7100 Aug 17-19: "Country Conversations 2012" with NSW Women in Agriculture @ Cowra Research Station. More info on 0428 443 515 Aug 22: NSW Farmers annual dinner & AGM @ Services Club 6.30pm. Non-members welcome. Book with Frances on 6859 2202 Aug 24: Daffodil Day Cancer Council fundraiser Aug 25: Gary Raymond APM & OAM FREE Suicide Prevention Workshop 9.30am-12 Cowra Salvation Army Hall followed by light lunch. RSVP Kim on 6341 1313 by 22/08 Aug 26: folk@canowindra feat. Battler's Ballad 4-6pm taste Canowindra 42 Ferguson St. Contact Nerida 0429 048 603 Aug 26: 4WD Tag-a-long Tour with Simmo's Offroad Tours. Explore Abercrombie River National Park & Caves rated easy-medium. Call Greg 0415 641 343 Aug 30: “Profitable Beef in a Challenging Future” Forum @ Bathurst RSL. More info or contact Staci at or 02 6369 1600 THE CANOWINDRA PHOENIX (ABN 43 292 469 472) is published by Joanne Gaigals & printed locally by COMPRINTING: call Nick on 0402 340 852 For news or ads, please contact Jo on 0418 413 753, 02 6344 2760 or 6 RYALL STREET CANOWINDRA NSW 2804

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Get rid of cockroaches, spiders, termites and other pests! WHAT A GREAT IDEA! During Term 3 all students at Canowindra High School will be recording activity they do during class time, at recess and lunch as well as during sport. What they do outside school hours will also count towards the Challenge awards. The purpose of the Challenge is to encourage students to participate in sport, games and physical activity - and to have more students, more active, more often. As part of this initiative year groups will be organised into lunchtime games on the following days: Monday Year 7 Tuesday Year 9 Wednesday Year10 Thursday Year 8 Friday Year 11&12 Your support in encouraging your child to be physically active before and after school as well as on weekends will encourage him/her to develop healthy lifestyle habits. Each student completing the Challenge will receive a personalised certificate from the Premier of New South Wales. If you would like to discuss any aspect of the Challenge or make suggestions, please contact Mr McKenzie at the High School who will be pleased to talk further with you on 6344 1305. For more information on the Premier’s Sporting Challenge please visit

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Sunday 5 August:

8.30am Eugowra 10am Cudal

The Co-operating Anglican Church Parish of Canowindra, & Uniting Church linked congregations of Canowindra, Cranbury & Cudal

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Sunday 5 August

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CANOWINDRA CLAY TARGET WEEKEND NEWS On Saturday 28 July 2012 the Club hosted a Pre Central Zone Shoot. The Weather was not too bad: cold; windy, and overcast. There were 46 shooters from Bathurst, Boorowa, Cowra, Grenfell, Koorawatha, Orange, West Wyalong, Dubbo, Parkes, and even Cobar and Cecil Park in Sydney, and of course local Canowindra shooters. There was only one event, the 100 Target Point Score shoot off at 15 metres. Prize Money was $500 sponsored by Barry Heaslip of Inland Pest Management for the Over All shooter on the day. The results were: AA Grade 1st R Thompson 2nd M Patmore A Grade 1st D Weal 2nd L Redfern B Grade 1st C Kirby 2nd K Hunt C Grade 1st B Wilson 2nd M Parker Over All Bryann Manns Congratulations! Vets Jeffery Nash Ladies Samantha Hunt Juniors Billy Hunt Congratulations to all the winners on the day. On the following day, Sunday 29 July the Central Zone Carnival was held. The weather was overcast but quite nice for the day. A record breaking 88 shooters attended, which was an excellent turn up. Zone shooters came from Bathurst, Boorowa, Cowra, Grenfell, Koorawatha, Orange, West Wyalong, Dubbo, Parkes, and also other shooters just to participate for the day from Cobar and Cecil Park in Sydney, It was a very long day which started at 9am and finished at 6pm. There were three events: the 50 Target D/B, 25 Target S/B and 50 Target P/Score. The results are yet to be tallied, however a few Canowindra Shooters did very well, and a big congratulation to our own Jack Beath who got into the Junior Zone Team. Congratulations to John and Beth Rue who received Life Membership of the Canowindra Clay Target Club. A big thanks to all the Canowindra people who helped with the renovations of the grounds and inside the club house to get ready for the Central Zone Shoot. A big thank you to all the people who helped with the cooking of breakfast, lunch and the baking for Morning and Afternoon tea. Thanks to Beth Rue, Marie Greentree, Linda Guthrie, Colleen Thurtell, Ellen Flannery, Ken Thurtell, Bill Coady, Bimbo Melhuish, Daryl Fliedner, who were a great help in keeping the shooters and visitors well fed throughout the day. Big thanks to all the members and including Club visiting Members for helping on the day, to Joy Dwight and John Finn from the Central Zone Committee for the organisation on the day. A GREAT 2 DAYS HAD BY ALL!


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UNDER 19S TIGERS VICTORIOUS With only one game this weekend for the Tigers, it was up to the Under 19s to claim a win over the Condobolin Rams. Deadly Devlin busted over the line to score first for the Tigers, aided by Jayden Brown and Nick Willson. Brilliant work through the back line, working one side to the other, made it possible for Nick Traves to cross the line next. Harry Myers beat two defenders and ran 20 meters to cross for the last time in the first half, the Tigers going to the break 14–6. It only took 6 minutes for Dom Ashe to make his mark on the second half, running the blind side, forcing his way over the line after a 50 meter run. Dylan Beer scored twice and Locky Davis once as the Tigers held out the opposition, defending their line till the full time whistle blew. Phil Tarrant showed good support and Matt McLean had a strong game. The boys made some mistakes but were able to keep it together for a great 32–6 win. Thanks to everyone that attended the Pyjama Party, it was a great night out (see picture at right). Everyone got out their best PJ’s and danced into the night to DJ Dukey. Honourable mentions to Brad Bowman, B1 and B2 and all the Onesies for their all their efforts in dressing up. The Tigers play in all grades at Eugowra this Sunday then home against Grenfell on Saturday 11 August. Come along and support the Tigers over the next few weeks leading up to the semis.

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BATTLE OF THE SNAKES On Saturday the Canowindra Pythons travelled to Cudal to take on the Cobras in the return battle of the snakes. The weather was not the best with a cold wind keeping the spectators wrapped in plenty of clothing. With the Waratahs not turning up the week before to play, the boys were keen to hit the paddock. The game never really hit a peak with both teams seemingly just going through the motions and not putting too many plays together without a forward pass or knock on stopping play. The best thing for the day for the Pythons was probably the players book was full with a list of 25 players keen to take the paddock, and with the man flu going through the team, it was good to give a lot of players a rest during the game.. The first try from the weekend came through Sean Wyburn who found himself in the gap after Mark Fisher broke the line and gave him a nice pass to barrel his way over the try line. Soon after Will Ryan came off the bench and sniped out an intercept try and scored under the posts. After this try Coach Clulow shuffled the team around a bit and bought plenty of fresh reserves on and Dan Muldoon with fresh legs sprinted his way from in his own half to link up with his brother Benny Collins who took the inside ball from the wing and scored his first try for the Pythons. The rest of the half was

really just a scrum-a-thon, with the boys from both teams spilling plenty of ball which slowed the game right down going into the break. In the second half the Pythons never really took full advantage of the possession, though always looked threatening in attack could not make that last pass stick. Mark Fisher and Tom Abbott linked up well in the centres and Mark put a grubber through for Tom to win the race to ball and ground it for the bonus point fourth try. Rolls Townsend made his way onto the field after a few weeks abroad and soon showed he had not lost his way to the try line and scored the last try of the match to give Canowindra a 29-0 win over the Cobras. Captain Dan Bowd got 3 points and Players' Player, Mark Fisher got 2 for a busy game, and Tommy Abbott and Benny Collins got 1 each. This week sees the Pythons at home against the West Wyalong Weevils, who are always a tough opponents which should make for a great game. This will be the last home game for the Pythons in the regular season, though we will get at least one game in the finals at home if the points in the final 2 rounds go the way we think. The game will kick off at 3:15pm, hopefully get a big crowd to cheer the boys on. Go the Pythons!!!

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CLASSIFIEDS MEETING the next meeting of the Canowindra Historical Society & Museum Inc. will be held at the museum in Gaskill Street on Tuesday 7 August starting at 10am. CANOWINDRA SWAP MEET: Sunday 5th August, gates open 6am. Buy & sell sites $10. Anything from clothes, cars, bikes, spare parts, new & used steel, saddler, collectables @ Canowindra Showground. Enquiries Bill on 6344 1886. WINNER of the Canowindra High School Year 12 fundraising wood raffle held 28/07/2011 was Shane Norman. WANTED to buy: old Ford vehicles or trucks. Contact Heath on 0447 622 444 THANK YOU! The families of the late Reg Hoyle would like to thank Dr O'Ryan - ambulance - all hospital staff - Father Dooley - Sister Pat - Hanley's - RSL. To some truly wonderful neighbours, for anyone who offered help of some kind. Thank you everyone for your kind words and beautiful cards. Please accept this as our personal thanks. Hoyle - Taylor families. BOOKKEEPER qualified established local, 10 years experience, own ABN, references avail. Get your books sorted now! Call Belinda on 0427 441 138 EXTRAORDINARY MEETING has been called by The Canowindra Community Bowls & Recreation Club Ltd 10:30am Sunday 5 August 2012. Open only to 2012 financial members who have the right to vote. CANOWINDRA AUTO DETAILING can come to you. Get your car cleaned inside & out. Reasonable rates, expert job. Phone Jarrod on 0458 690 044

Canowindra Phoenix Issue 216  

Your independent weekly newspaper informing you what's happening in and around Canowindra NSW.

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