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Wednesday 27 February 2013

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Congratulations: Gabby Yeo for attending the Zone 6 Finals held in Eugowra, representing the Canowindra PA&H Association's Show Society. Gabby looked beautiful & spoke very well in her presentation. Judges Ellen Newberry & Ian Pursehouse from ASC, & Sally White from The Land had a very difficult task evaluating the 22 entrants, only 3 of which go on to the State Finals: Kennedy Tourle of Dubbo; Hannah Barber from Parkes; & home ground Lydia Herbert representing Eugowra. Chamber: following the Canowindra Business Chamber AGM last Wednesday evening, the new President is Eddy Wilkinson; Vice President David Cullane; Treasurer Graham Rice; & Secretary Jo Gaigals. Pool: from Sunday 10 March opening hours at Canowindra Pool will be 12-5pm. This season ends 24 March, & final payments for season tickets will be required by then. Harvest: the Canowindra Harvest Festival held on Sunday at All Saints' Church raised over $1,100 for Anglicare & Unitingcare to assist in their emergency relief work after the recent floods & fires. Rev'd Jono would like to thank all who donated produce & everyone who bid & won items. smalls: you have until Monday 4 March to have your 'smalls' ready for exhibition! River Bank Gallery has a few 10" x 10" canvasses left for sale for you to enter your artwork in the 2013 People's Choice exhibition opening 6:30pm Saturday 9 March. Jubilee: bushrangers meeting is being held Wednesday 27 February at the Services Club. The meeting is to coordinate events to be held 10, 11 & 12 October 2013, the long weekend. We have 7 months to organise activities, including a re-enactment of the hold up of townspeople at Robinson's Inn, a street parade, bush dance & a mock re-trial of Ben Hall. Should you wish to help, or have any ideas to contribute, please join in the meeting. It's going to be a HUGE celebration. URGENT: the Student Representative Council camp at Burrendong is being held this Friday 1 March & Canowindra High School have secured the 22 seater bus from The Rugby Club, but do not have a driver with LR class licence. This excursion is in danger of being cancelled which would be a shame as it is a great opportunity for our students. Please contact Keren Myers 63441305 if you can help out, it would be greatly appreciated. Markets: are being held at Moorbel this SATURDAY 2 MARCH from 8am to 12noon. If you have not been yet, do yourself a favour! Go straight ahead on Ferguson Street at the Rodd Street intersection, & look for the signs.

CANOWINDRA POOL TENDERS CALLED Tenders for the redevelopment of the Canowindra Swimming Pool have been called. Qualified firms have been invited to lodge tenders before noon on Wednesday 20 March 2013 for the design and construction of the new-look complex. Quotation and tender documents can be viewed on Cabonne Council’s website: or from its e-tendering website: Plans include amendments to the landscaping and the provision of a disabled access ramp to the 25 metre pool. These amendments were

incorporated into the plans following a meeting with key stakeholders from the Canowindra community prior to Christmas. The revitalisation of the pool involves converting the existing 33 metre pool to a 25 metre lap pool, revamping the children’s pool and building a new water play area. The upgrade will also include the provision of additional shade areas, a club room and storage area, solar heating, plant upgrade, repairs to the concrete concourse and new fencing and landscaping. The first stage of the project, a $350,000 refurbishment of the pool’s amenities block, was completed last year.

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RE: Congratulating Troy Grant I wish to congratulate Troy Grant, Member for Dubbo, for his role in representing his constituents and his duties as Parliamentary Secretary for Natural Resources which resulted in this week’s sensible amendments to strengthen coal seam gas industry regulations. Balancing the needs of our agricultural and resource industries with the needs of communities is challenging but the NSW Liberals and Nationals Government remains committed to a robust process. The new measures include: ° Strengthening the role of the independent Environment Protection Authority (EPA) as the lead compliance and enforcement regulator of CSG with responsibility for environmental and health impacts; ° The requirement for all exploration, assessment and production titles and activities to hold an Environment Protection Licence; ° Appointment of the Chief Scientist and Engineer to conduct an independent review of all CSG activities in NSW, including any potential impacts on water catchments; ° Exclusion zones are to apply to identified Critical Industry Clusters - viticulture and the equine industry; ° A two kilometre exclusion zone to be imposed around residential zones to prevent CSG exploration, assessment and production; and ° Establishment of an Office of CSG Regulation within the Department of Trade and Investment to enforce other regulations. NSW already has the strongest coal seam gas rules in Australia and these measures will further protect our communities. The Member for Dubbo has been tireless in his campaign to ensure communities in his electorate are heard in this important debate. The NSW Government remains focussed on achieving a sensible and workable approach to planning and managing our energy, agriculture, land and water resources in a sustainable manner which benefits our communities. Katrina Hodgkinson MP Minister for Primary Industries Minister for Small Business 20 February 2013

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ARTHRITIS: IT'S NOT TRIVIAL Four Fit Ladies have organised a trivia night and auction to raise money for Arthritis NSW to be held Monday 22 April as part of the Balloon Week events. Marissa Callaghan, Sally Wallace, Jane Atkinson and Rowena McRae, above, are gearing up their fundraising efforts for their Vietnam to Cambodia ride for Arthritis NSW in November 2013. Local businesses and groups have been very generous by donating products and services. Anyone else who would like to contribute items for the auction or prizes for the Trivia night, please contact Jane Atkinson on 0428 764 593. As practice for the big ride, this weekend Sally and Jane will be riding in the Amy Gillette Foundation fundraiser in Canberra. For more information and updates please visit or page/AtkinsonJ

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DUBBO ELECTORATE GIRLS SET TO SHINE The Member for Dubbo Troy Grant believes the electorate stands a good chance of scoring a podium finish with one or more of its local showgirls at the Royal Easter Show in a few weeks time. Mr Grant was in Eugowra last Saturday to witness strong performances from all competitors in the zone six final of the 'The Land' showgirl competition. "I was impressed by the commitment and composure of these young women representing their local show societies. They all share a passion for regional New I notice, with concern, that there is South Wales and are wonderful a lack of willingness to take proper action regarding matters that should ambassadors and role models for their towns." be handled by the police. "This electorate is indeed fortunate to be Instead it regrettably seems that a blessed with an abundance of remarkable ‘we can sort it out in our community’ and talented young women looking to approach seems to be preferred. All represent it at the Sydney Show." too easily this can lead to gossip and "Each of the 22 showgirls demonstrated innuendo based on hearsay and why they deserved to be in the perception rather than fact. This competition and I am glad that I wasn't & often leads to innocent people being given the difficult task of having to hurt and disadvantaged all too easily. narrow the choice down to three," Mr Grant said. It is also very divisive within the The girls selected by the judges to community. If you feel you, or your organization, represent their respective show societies Optional extras: in Sydney were Kennedy Tourle of Dubbo, ° Flat screen monitor has been defamed or defrauded, or Hannah Barber of Parkes and Eugowra the laws of the land are not being ° Cordless mouse hometown favourite, Lydia Herbert. adhered to, then it is your duty to Kennedy Tourle works for the NSW Rural ° Many, many more! take the matter to the police rather Fire Service and is also involved with the than running a smear campaign family farming business. Hannah Barber is Call in to discuss your requirements which is hugely hurtful to the completing a Bachelor of Arts degree and individual targeted and may fail if the teaching courses at Charles Sturt matter was addressed by the police University. Lydia Herbert is a veterinary or in a civil action in court. science student at the Wagga campus of CSU. Should you feel you are affected by "I know that Kennedy, Hannah and Lydia this item, please take appropriate action within the law. Do not become will proudly represent their families, show 6 Ryall Street (enter from Suttor Street) societies and the Dubbo electorate in 02 6344 2760 judge and jury. 0402 340 852 Sydney this Easter," said Mr Grant.

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Saturday 2 March 8am - 12noon

Come & have a look! hand made cards, cakes, preserves, plants, garden ornaments, tools, hand made bags, fresh vegetables, craft, soap, medical top socks, & bric-a-brac

BBQ & the BEST scones & tea in Canowindra available! For more info or to book a stall contact Warwick on 02 6344 2025.

FROCK UP FOR FUN Ali Toole is an enterprising and talented local who has been working at the Canowindra Newsagency for five years, as well as teaching dance classes for the last two years. After completing her HSC in 2010 Ali decided to share her love and knowledge of dance, gained from attending Cowra Ballet School since she was four years old. During her schooling Ali was involved in the Western Spectacular, Youth Dance and eisteddfods which allowed her to develop her strengths in helping arrange large productions. Ali teamed up with Gabby Yeo last year, and classes grew in both number and students, encompassing Canowindra, Cargo and Eugowra. Throughout the year students and their friends attended discos, fun holiday classes, and an end of year concert. At the beginning of this year Ali started Alikinetic Dance as a solo project due to Gabby moving to Canberra to study at ANU. Alikinetic Dance is hosting a ball to raise funds to purchase some portable, padded dance flooring to protect her students from injury, and to give dancers more comfort as they learn more complex routines. With the new flooring Ali will be able to offer more dance styles with acrobatic moves which help students build confidence and coordination. Live entertainment will be provided by Joe Wythes throughout the night. Senior students will dazzle with a jazz number, and a tap routine that the students have been rehearsing over the past five weeks. Local businesses have been very generous and have donated items that will be raffled and awarded as prizes. Please support Ali and the ball to help sustain this small dance school which gives our children an opportunity that many larger communities can't boast. Besides, it's another great excuse to dress up in your gorgeous frocks and dance the night away. Tickets $25pp, tables of 10: 0459 165 066 A reminder for Alikinetic Dance classes: Jazz Thursday @ Primary School Hall Infants ages 3-6 3:30pm-4pm Primary ages 6-8 4-4:45pm Senior ages 13-15 4:45-5:45pm Tuesday @ Primary School Hall Junior ages 9-12 3:30-4:30pm Tap Friday @ CWA Hall Boys 3:30-4:15pm Senior Girls ages 9+ 4:15-5:15pm

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Ph 02 6344 2332 42 Ferguson St. Canowindra INNOVATION ACROSS AUSTRALIA More than 30 senior public servants will gather in Wagga Wagga for the Institute of Public Administration’s (IPAA) Regional Conference on Thursday 14 and Friday 15 March 2013. This conference presents a unique opportunity for those working in regional Australia to network and share ideas with senior staff from the NSW, Victorian and Federal public service. The two day conference gives public sector professionals the opportunity to gather and learn about public governance and administration across regional Australia. The conference focuses on leading, developing and executing public administration in regional communities. Speakers represent local, state and federal government. This two-day conference will feature: 30 speakers, include Canowindra's own Donna Rygate, Chief Executive Officer, NSW Office of Communities, and will explore: ° Innovation transfer ° Services innovation ° Service delivery innovation ° Organisational innovation ° Conceptual innovation ° Policy innovation ° Systemic innovation Further details including the conference program and how to register can be found at

Above: David Lindenmayer MID LACHLAN LANDCARE GRAZING FIELD DAY Mid Lachlan Landcare Grazing is happy to be running their fourth major field day. This year it is being held at Gary and Anne Johnson's property "Tulangi" Kenyu Road Boorowa. The Group are also very pleased to welcome David Lindenmayer who will be presenting details of the Box Gum Grassy Woodland Stewardship project, and explaining why biodiversity is so important to our farms and rural areas. Gary and Anne have been on "Tulangi" for the past 14 years and use holistic management principles to run their 1,352 hectare grazing property. Their major focus is to maintain a landscape with healthy ground cover which helps "Tulangi" cope with extreme events like dry hot conditions, wet seasons, storms and fire. Gary and Anne became involved in the Box Gum Grassy Woodland Stewardship Project four years ago and have placed 1,074 hectares of their property into this project. They have a great interest in understanding and appreciating the benefits of biodiversity on their farm, while maintaining a profitable business. David Lindenmayer is a Research Professor at the Fenner School of Environment and Society at the Australian National University, where he has worked since 1992. Since 1997 he has been part of a research team studying temperate woodlands of southern New South Wales, has published many books and papers, and

Above: Geoffrey Kay has been the recipient of national and international awards for his work on on-farm conservation and biodiversity monitoring. David leads the program for the Box Gum Grassy Woodlands Environmental Project which has over 150 sites across NSW and Queensland. This 15 year project is gathering a wealth of ecological data which will support landholders and conservation outcomes in critically endangered ecosystems. The monitoring also includes an experimental component examining various livestock grazing strategies. The study will explore the impact different grazing management regimes have on biodiversity and soil and pasture condition to provide a more complete picture of the role grazing management plays in the conservation of the Box Gum Grassy Woodlands. Also attending the field day is Geoff Kay, Project Manager for the Environmental Stewardship project. Geoff designed and manages the ANU long-term grazing study. The Field Day will be held on Wednesday 6 March from 12noon to 5pm at "Tulangi", 887 Kenyu Road Boorowa. RSVP by Friday 1 March to Scott Hickman on mobile number 0427 450 416 or email for the full agenda and directions. Scott says, "All you need to bring is some lunch, a mug for afternoon tea, a chair, questions, and anyone else who may be interested in attending. I look forward to seeing you there."

STRAY DOG REPORTS Pet owners are being reminded of their responsibilities following increasing reports of stray dogs in the Cabonne area. Dogs must be controlled on a leash, chain or chord by a competent person whenever they are in a public place. Cabonne Council’s Environmental Services Director Heather Nicholls said pet owners who did not keep their animals under control could face fines of up to $550. “Anyone who owns a pet should be aware of their responsibilities, from keeping their animals under control to having their pets registered and microchipped,” Ms Nicholls said. The council’s rangers have stepped up their patrols after a spike in reports of uncontrolled dogs around streets in the Shire’s villages. “During summer, there are more people out walking and a number have felt threatened by stray dogs,” Ms Nicholls said. The Companion Animals Act requires all dog and cat owners to have their pets registered and permanently identified through microchipping. Ms Nicholls said pet owners faced fines of $165 in each case for not registering and microchipping their pets. “More than 150,000 dogs and cats are lost or stolen every year in NSW and many are impounded because they cannot be identified,” she said. “If you notice your dog or cat is missing, contact council as soon as possible. The council updates your pet’s record to show that it is missing and verify that your contact details are correct. “That way when your pet is found, the council can arrange for it to be returned to your home.” Many pet owners may not be aware that it if they give away or sell dog or cat, it is the responsibility of the old owner to update the new owners’ details on the Companion Animals Register at their local council. Anyone seeking further information about their responsibilities as pet owners or pamphlets outlining the requirements of the Companion Animals Act and relevant penalties, should contact Cabonne Council’s Environmental Services section on 02 6392 3247 or > Environment

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SUPPORT THE RESTORATION OF CWA HALL Last year Canowindra's Country Women's Association members voted overwhelmingly to commence restoration of the CWA Hall on Blatchford Street. This is a major project which will spread over several years. The first phase is to improve the comfort and amenity of the main hall for both CWA and community use. This will involve lowering the ceiling, lining it with acoustic plasterboard, and insulating with fibre-wool. Plans to rewire the building will accommodate new uses including airconditioning, a new coat of paint, and replacing the curtains, using heritage colours reflecting the period when the hall was built. Members have applied for funding from the NSW Community Partnership Grants, which if successful will fast-track phase one and enable completion in 2013. If not successful, the work will have to be undertaken over a longer period, with money raised from local fundraising efforts. An application has also been submitted to the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS) Foundation 2013 Community Kitchen Program. This competition is open to community organisations in rural and regional NSW with the chance to win a state of the art kitchen donated by Bunning’s Warehouse valued at $25,000. RAS Foundation Executive Officer, Jocellin Jansson said that the kitchen would be a wonderful boost for a rural community. “Each year at the Sydney Royal Easter Show, Bunnings Warehouse constructs a large working kitchen that is used for cooking demonstrations in the Woolworths Fresh Food Dome. Now, thanks to the support of Bunnings Warehouse, this same kitchen will provide a much needed boost to a deserving rural NSW community once the Show finishes,” said Ms Jansson. The winner of the inaugural RAS Foundation Community Kitchen Award will be announced in early March, with the presentation to take place during the Sydney Royal Easter Show, between 21 March and 3 April 2013. Grants or not, CWA Canowindra will have to raise a large amount of money to undertake the complete restoration. Most of this is expected to be done through their catering efforts and through the support of our local community.


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CANOWINDRA TO HOST EGGCELLENT GAMES To raise money for the Fitness Path the working party is organising an Easter Saturday afternoon of frivolity 30 March. Starting at 4pm, teams of 8 will be able participate in a range of fun activities and games. Points will be awarded on level of “eggcellence”, but the emphasis will be 6.30 Dinner & drinks all about having some fun. 8.00 Films - Session 1 There will also be alternative activities and games for younger children so they 9.00 Coffee & Cake don’t miss out if their parents are in a 9.30 Films - Session 2 team. 10.30pm After the games there will be a barbecue $20 films only and bar at the Rugby Club House starting at around 6pm. $35 films & dinner Teams of 8 are invited to register now at Kids ½ price a cost of $80 per team. Entry forms will be available from the Canowindra No BYO Newsagency, Canowindra Community For more information, please Health Centre or by contacting Margaret call 1300 767 629 or email Morris via email at: A form will also be uploaded to our new Facebook page!/ pages/Canowindra-FitnessPath/208628559278724 (or just search for Canowindra Fitness Path). Canowindra NSW Prizes will be awarded for the Best dressed individual (Easter theme), Best team name and Most “Eggcellent” team overall. So get a team together with your mates or from your club, school bus, school friends, sporting team, business or street, and come along and support the Fitness Path.

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Volunteer’s Orientation & Information Day Have some spare time and want to be a Volunteer?

Then you are invited to attend the Moyne Volunteer’s Orientation and Information Day which will be held

Tuesday 12 March 2013 10am in the Kanyana Centre at Moyne The aim of the day is to orientate new volunteer’s to Moyne, and find out the plans of our current volunteers as to what they are willing to contribute to in 2013. @ Canowindra Services Club New volunteer handbooks will be 7pm start given out and explained on the day. Entertainment Morning tea and a light lunch will be provided. RSVP Tuesday 5 March by phoning 6344 1475 Tickets $25pp at the door.

Saturday 16 March

Joe Wythes


Tables of 10 available upon booking. Bring food & snacks for your table.


PO Box 156 CANOWINDRA NSW 2804 To book a table call Ali on 0439 185 066 P: 02 6344 1592 F: 02 6344 1902 There will be alcohol available at this event.


The Hon John Cobb MP Federal Member for Calare Shadow Minister for Agriculture and Food Security

Monday 25 February 2013

Patients the losers in the government’s hospital blame game: Labor promised to fix public hospitals and end the blame game. It also promised to end the buck passing between the Commonwealth and the states. Well it has failed on all fronts. In MYEFO last year, the Gillard Government announced $1.6 billion in funding cuts to public hospitals – $403 million of which is being clawed-back this financial year alone. Labor have promised only to reinstate the $107 million in retrospective cuts for Victoria and only for this financial year. The Health Minister now needs to explain why a retrospective cut to hospital funding is still acceptable in NSW and Queensland. Treasury documents show that this financial year alone NSW hospitals will lose nearly $140 million and Queensland hospitals $103 million. The cuts to hospital funding are in addition to nearly $4 billion that is being cut from private health insurance and the $1 billion that is being cut from dental health through Labor’s closure of the Medicare Chronic Disease Dental Scheme. Reports today show terminally ill cancer patients and the elderly will be left without specialised end of life care when a $500m federal program ceases from July. Labor’s response is that the states have funding and can pay for palliative services – but as is increasingly clear, deep cuts to federal health payments to the states are translating into a loss of frontline services. This is an appalling outcome for people at their most vulnerable and begs the question, what next? Expansion of CSU Medical School proposal adds weight to case: Last week CSU announced it intended to open a second campus to its proposed medical school in Wagga, in addition to its original plans for Orange. The proposal aims to provide medical and health training for students and boost the number of health professionals for regional Australia and address the shortage of doctors in the bush. Rural Australia has half the number of doctors compared to our capital cities, and chronic shortages of other essential health professionals. Rural Australians are more likely to have a chronic disease because of poor access to primary health care services and are significantly more likely to die from a preventable illness. Sadly thousands of rural Australians die unnecessarily every year in one of the world's most developed nations, simply because of where they live. National and international evidence shows that if you train rural students to be doctors and other health professionals in the bush, they will remain to work in the bush. It’s important we seize this opportunity and do what we can to get this happening, not just for Orange and Wagga, but for regional NSW and Australia. Out and about at local shows: It was great to spend the morning at the Sofala Show on Sunday. The committee put on an excellent program and it was a pleasure to help judge the showgirls – the rain held off just long enough to sash the winners. I’m heading to the Blayney Show this Saturday which will feature the U Beaut Ute Muster, Heritage Tractors and Machinery, Vintage Car Display and the woodchop. I look forward to catching up with some locals there! Opening 6:30pm Saturday 9 March 2013 @ River Bank Gallery 71 Gaskill Street Canowindra 02 6344 2778

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Feb 27: Bushrangers Jubilee planning meeting 7pm @ Canowindra Services Club Mar 1: Adult Survivors of Child Abuse - Cowra Support Group. Contact Pascale on 02 6342 1612 for more info Mar 1: Canowindra Food Basket 9:30am-12noon at the Uniting Church Hall Blatchford Street Mar 2: Moorbel Hall Markets 8am-12noon. To book a stall, please contact Warwick Bowd on 02 6344 2025 Mar 2-10: Festival of International Understanding: Sri Lanka @ Cowra. Visit for info Mar 4: Deadline: 'smalls' 2013 entries to be submitted to River Bank Gallery 71 Gaskill Street Canowindra Mar 5: Canowindra Historical Society & Museum Inc AGM 10am @ the Museum Mar 5: Canowindra Preschool AGM 6.30pm @ the Preschool Mar 9: 'smalls' 2013 People's Choice & 'Marray Ngarra' by Joedie Davis exhibition opening 6:30pm @ River Bank Gallery 71 Gaskill Street Canowindra. Ph 02 6344 2778 Mar 14-15: Institute of Public Administration's Regional Conference Mar 15: Mid North Coast Great Lakes Historic Auto Club visit Gaskill Street Canowindra Mar 16: Narromine Car Club visit Gaskill Street Canowindra Mar 16: Penelope Sai Singer and composer 7pm @ taste Canowindra, free wine tasting 3 course meal & show $75 Mar 16: Alikinetic Fundraising Ball 7pm @ Canowindra Services Club. Tickets $25 BYO supper. Ph 0439 185 066 Mar 19: Seniors Week: Manildra Movie Magic 1:30pm screening of 'Hugo'. $15pp inc arvo tea. Tickets from Orange City Library 02 6393 8132 or Manildra Library 02 6364 5166 Mar 20: Canowindra Garden Club meeting 2pm Mar 21: Cowra – The Story So Far Torsion dancers @ the Japanese Gardens. Matinee 10.30am for schools, 6pm for community. The duration is approx 25 minutes. Cost $2 for entry to the Gardens. Mar 23: Torana Car Club visit Gaskill Street Canowindra Mar 23: Canowindra CWA Workshop: Getting to grips with the internet. RSVP Conni Christensen 0438 849 319 or Mar 23: Flickerfest @ Rosnay 6:30pm Best Of Australian Shorts on Tour or 1300 767 629 Mar 24: Daniel De Borah - Piano Soloist 3pm @ All Saints' Anglican Church Canowindra. Prokofiev, Brahms, Schumann, Bach & Busoni. Tickets $20 adults; $15 concession; & school age children FREE. Enquiries Richard Statham 0429 443 215 Mar 30: The Naked Food & Wine Dinner with Jane Grover @ Canowindra 6:30pm @ Old Vic Inn. Tickets only $65, book through Old Vic on 02 6344 1009 or Cowra Visitors Information Centre. Get in early! Apr 4-7: Beanshed Productions present: The Universe is Not Enough Apr 14: Canowindra@Home's Long Lunch 12-5pm @ Age of Fishes gardens. Apr 20: Canowindra Challenge Balloon Glow & Night Markets 4:30pm @ Sports Oval. Apr 22: Four Fit Ladies Trivia Night & Auction for Arthritis NSW 6:30pm @ Canowindra Services Club. Tables of 8, $10pp, light supper included. Book at Bill Paul's Carpets. For more info call Jane 0428 764 593 or 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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25 February 2013

Last week the O'Farrell Stoner Government announced its tough new regime for Coal Seam Gas in NSW, demonstrating that it had listened and taken on board many of the community concerns raised with it over this difficult issue. Under the package announced by the Premier and Deputy Premier, the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) will be the lead regulator of environmental and health impacts of CSG activities in NSW with responsibility for compliance and enforcement. A key requirement for all exploration, assessment and production titles and activities will be the holding of an Environment Protection Licence. The Chief Scientist and Engineer will conduct an independent review of all CSG activities in NSW, including their impact on water catchments. Most importantly, a two kilometre exclusion zone will be imposed around residential areas to prevent new CSG surface and underground exploration, assessment and production activities. Exclusion zones will apply to the viticulture and equine industry, identified as Critical Industry Clusters. I am pleased that many of the concerns raised by the local community have been addressed in this package. It should be reassuring to local residents that the EPA, a trusted and independent watchdog that will come down hard on licence breaches, is the agency responsible for ensuring the compliance of environmental and health-related regulations for CSG activities. The two kilometre buffer will apply to existing residential zones and is great news those residents in the Dubbo electorate living in towns and suburbs. This package makes these areas ‘no go zones’ for CSG activities. Unlike our Labor predecessors for whom the issue was just too hard to tackle and preferred no controls whatsoever, we have introduced the toughest CSG regime in the country. I am confident that the reform measures announced last week by the Minister for Finance and Services to Compulsory Third Party (CTP) insurance will go a long way towards addressing the inefficiency of the existing scheme where less than half of every dollar generated from insurance premiums is paid in compensation. These long overdue reforms were necessary to address the shortcomings of the current scheme where expensive legal fees often swallow the lion share of successful claims for compensation. The predictable reaction of compensation lawyers to the reforms outlined by the Minister should be put into perspective. The possible introduction of a no fault CTP scheme like the one that operates in Victoria is a direct threat to their livelihoods. Research undertaken by the Motor Accidents Authority confirms that legal disputes involving car accidents can take up to five years to settle. In these circumstances it is not unusual to see lawyers making more money than those they represent. A key reform element brings to an end the prospect of a long and protracted legal dispute people may be faced with if they elect to prove fault in any accident. Lengthy court battles often result in those entitled to compensation getting less than they deserve after paying huge legal fees. The Liberals and Nationals commitment to reducing heavy vehicle speeding in the electorate is beginning to pay dividends and the government's strategy to combat this issue can clearly be seen to be working with the release of figures compiled by Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) and NSW Police which reveal a 79 per cent reduction over the previous twelve months in the detection of heavy vehicles speeding in excess of 105km/h. The issue of heavy vehicle speeding has particular relevance for an electorate like Dubbo which contains some of the busiest sections of the Golden, Mitchell and Newell Highways. One of the biggest challenges facing road users in this region is learning to share the highways with heavy vehicles. It is a fact of life that we must continue to co-exist and therefore be aware of the mutual responsibility which that brings for all road users. It is clear that the decision to adopt a coordinated deployment of joint enforcement by NSW Police and RMS has paid dividends. Improved use of technology coupled with an education campaign aimed at the heavy vehicle industry has had a significant impact upon industry practice. The technology allows RMS to detect the same heavy vehicle at more than one site, enabling clear speed trends to emerge throughout the year, providing intelligence on where the most urgent action is needed. Last year, the NSW Police and RMS Joint Heavy Vehicle Taskforce conducted thorough inspections of more than 2,600 heavy vehicles, resulting in 93 trucks being grounded for having non-compliant speed limiters. More than 800 defects and infringement notices were issued for a range of other offences, while nearly 6000 random drug tests were carried out on truck drivers, with 70 returning positive results. Despite the reduction in the number of heavy vehicles caught speeding during 2012, NSW Police and RMS will continue to conduct large scale trucking operations this year in order to maintain this improved safety record. Police will continue to work closely with trucking industry leaders, themselves passionate advocates for road safety to help weed out a small, rogue element who continue to put lives at risk by speeding and recklessly tampering with their vehicles.


CATHOLIC CHURCH CANOWINDRA Saturday 2 March: 6pm Canowindra Sunday 3 March: 8.30am Eugowra 10am Cudal

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

Thursday 28 February 10am Peace Memorial Church

Sunday 3 March

Third Sunday in Lent 8am St Matthew's Church Friday 1 March Woodstock 10am World Day of Prayer 9:30am All Saints' Church Cudal Uniting Church Canowindra 7pm World Day of Prayer All Saints' Canowindra 11:15am Cranbury Church organised by Cornerstone

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LOST black & tan Huntaway x Kelpie female 5yo DO YOU NEED AN IRONING LADY or minor sewing JANELLI NURSERY will have large selection of from Longs Corner Rd on Saturday. 'Kia' looks repairs? Phone Trish on 02 6344 1149 plants at Moorbel Markets this Saturday like a large kelpie, is wearing a red collar & is GARAGE SALE Saturday 2 March 9am-3pm, 2 March from 8am to 12noon. See you there! micro-chipped. Ph Bill 0427 640 302 4195 Belubula Way Moorbel. Lawn mowers & TO LET renovated farm house with views to the FOR SALE Honda 4 wheeler farm vehicle, rough gardening equipment, gardening furniture & river, 3 bedrooms, office, new kitchen & bathtools, kids bikes, kids toys, DVDs, PS2 games, but super reliable. $2,500ono Ph 0411 772 965 table & chairs, furniture, household goods & room. Rental references required. 18 kms from Canowindra. $280pw. Phone 0428 443 237 FOR SALE Large blue corduroy lounge set 1 x 2 bric-a-brac. and 1 x 3 seater incl cushions. Reasonable GARAGE SALE Sunday 10 March “Heatherville” TO LET Cowra, fully furnished single accom, a/c, condition. Very comfy $100 for pair. Must go- Canowindra Rd Eugowra 3kms from Eugowra kitchen, toilet, own linen & cutlery, crockery, need room! Ph 0458 090 967 9am-5pm. Exercise bike, gas BBQ, outdoor pots & pans $120pw. Ph 0458 448 329 FOR SALE 9 Boer goats, all does 4 months old furniture, baby items, household items, silver- PUBLIC NOTICE the annual general meeting of the ware. $90 each at Woodstock. Ph 02 6345 0044 THANK YOU to Alison from IGA, Ingrid from the Canowindra Historical Society will be held on FOR SALE Nova 3000 wood lathe new never used, Post Office & Mrs Honan for helping reunite 5 March 2013 at 10am at the Historical Museum 4ft cast iron bed, full swivel head, 8 speed drive our family with Hugo our golden Labrador. Gaskill Street, Canowindra. All welcome. with all accessories, on steel stand. Asking Anne Ward PUBLIC NOTICE Canowindra Preschool AGM $1,300, cost new $2,300 without stand. Call FOUND young male black kelpie on Tilga St Tuesday 5 March @ 6.30pm at the Preschool. Gooloogong 6344 8161 near Gaskill St. Please call Julie 02 6344 1633 All interested persons invited to attend. FOR SALE mulch hay, small lucerne bales for FOUND sterling silver bracelet at Memorial Park WANTED gardener/landscaper for large local garden $6/bale. Prime lucerne for horses etc Sunday 3 February. Should have lost a bracelet, property. One day a week, permanent. $10/bale. Call 0428 443 244 please call into The Phoenix office to collect. Call 0428 441 841

SWIMMING CLUB Butterfly Championships started Friday night and after that there were still plenty of takers for the normal events despite the cool easterly winds. Eliza Ward, 4 seconds, and Amy Harrison, 3 seconds, were too good for the semis, while Toby Fisher was still in the semis with an improvement of 2 seconds. Patrick Hickman improved his time by 4 seconds over the 3 heats and took out the Spoon just 0.25 second ahead of Ellie Giger. Unfortunately swimming club has run out of Spoons and is finding it difficult to source replacements so Patrick will go on the list and as soon as we can find more spoons or another replacement he will get one of the new prizes. The belly flop winner was a dead heat as Sammy Austin in the beginning and Tim Wythes at the end couldn’t be separated. The relay was a close finish with Brooke Kinsela winning in Lane 6, ahead of a dead heat between Stewart Russell and Finlay Rowston for second. Claiming their pennants alongside Brooke were Michael Coady, Nick Jeffrey, Hannah Etty, Ciaran Etty and Regan Hughes. Championships have only three more weeks and then its Presentation Night on Friday 22 March.


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110 Gaskill Street CANOWINDRA JUNIOR RUGBY LEAGUE REGISTRATION An exciting 2013 season ahead for Canowindra Tigers with the hope of adding Junior Girls League tag to our Club. With a low registration fee of $5, girls aged between five and 18 who are interested in playing are encouraged to come along to our Registration Days: 5pm Tuesday 26 February and Thursday 28 February at Tom Clyburn Oval. Boys Junior registrations will continue on these dates. All new players MUST bring two (2) photocopies of their birth certificates well as the original, a parent to sign paperwork and the $45 registration fee. Players who are renewing their registration need only bring their parent and registration fee. Training is set to commence 5pm this Thursday 28 February for U10s, U12s, U14s and U16s with the U8s training being held 5pm Tuesday 5 March.

ORANGE RUNNING FESTIVAL The wet weather didn’t deter over 1,700 entrants racing in the Orange Running Festival on Sunday 24 February. Like many sporting events there was great support from Canowindra. Alison Stephens, Andrew Holmes and Kim Dale completed the half marathon finishing in  Air Conditioning Service & Repairs record times. Bec O’Dea finished well in  Ultrasonic Cleaning & Testing of Fuel Injectors the 10km, and Kobie Rogers had a great  RTA Pink, Blue Slips and LPG/CNG Inspections group of girls who either ran or walked in the 5km. It is always nice to see friendly,  All General Mechanical Repairs familiar faces at such an wonderful event  Full Computer Scanner Services in our backyard.  Auto Electrical Repairs Congratulation to the volunteers of the  Ag & Dune Buggy Sales & Services Orange Running Festival for putting on  Authorised Tested & Tagging of Electrical such a fantastic event. If anyone else from Canowindra has been Appliances & Cords missed, well done and congratulations on completing your event.

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TOUCH FOOTY SEMIS DRAW Semi finals for touch football next Monday night 4 March are: 6:30 Field 1: S&S v Rivers Road Refs: 1 from Central Motors and 1 from Rat Pack. Field 2: Mr Embroidery v Tigresses Refs: 1 from Belubula Butchery and 1 from Fire Brigade. Field 3: St Eddies v Heelers (a muck around for the two knocked out teams) Refs: Belubula Butchery 7:30 Field 1: Central Motors v Rat Pack Refs: 1 from S&S and 1 from Rivers Road Field 2: Belubula Butchery v Fire Brigade Refs: 1 from Tigresses and 1 from Mr Embroidery. DETOURS IN PLACE AT MANILDRA Separate detours will be in place for light vehicles and trucks when roadworks are carried out at a Manildra rail crossing next month. Cars and other light vehicles will be diverted around local streets, but trucks will be detoured away from town during the work on Henry Parkes Way from 11-18 March 2013 and 23-24 March 2013. The roadworks on either side of the Meranburn crossing are part of a major upgrade of the level crossing. Cabonne Mayor Ian Gosper said the work would enhance the safety of both locals and visitors using Henry Parkes Way. Light vehicles will be detoured through Manildra via Kiewa Street, Boree Street, Parkes Street, Orange Street, Gumble Road, North Coates Creek Road and Henry Parkes Way. Heavy vehicles will be diverted via Eugowra along the Escort Way at Parkes and at the "Monument" intersection of The Escort Way and Henry Parkes east of Cudal. School buses and Countrylink bus services on the route will continue to operate as scheduled using the light vehicle detour. Detour directional signs will be in place, and variable message boards advising motorists of the changes will be placed in various locations in the Cabonne local government area.


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Canowindra Phoenix Issue 244  

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