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Congratulations: to Dr Kumar who was a recipient of an Order of Australia Medal announced Monday on the Queen's Birthday honours list for service to the community of Canowindra, particularly as a general practitioner. One of six Australian GPs have received Queen's Birthday honours for their service to small communities. History: in the Club, organised by Canowindra Historical Society will be held Saturday 22 June at Canowindra Services Club 12 for 12.30 pm. Guest Speaker is Craig Bratby, a knowledgeable bushranger enthusiast who is currently writing a book about John Vane, a member of the Gilbert/Hall gang. Cost for a set lunch & the talk is $12, talk only (starting at 1pm) $5. Contact Dorothy Balcomb on 02 6360 0618 or Jan Harrison 6364 0258. Rain: how good was it on Monday...let's pray for more. I love a cold, wet Winter (I'm sure our crop farmers agree!) Cabonne: kudos to our Council for all the work they are doing in town at the moment. The pool & fitness path, the road repairs (esp Waddell Street!) & the cemetery are looking good. Keep up the good work, it truly is appreciated. Learn: looking for a cheap & fun way to spend a lovely day out? The Canowindra Historical Society & Museum Inc have compiled a Canowindra Heritage Walk of Gaskill Street guide so that you can walk up our main street, from the Age of Fishes Museum to the corner of Gaskill & Ryall Street on a self guided tour. For something interesting & educational to do over the school holidays, or when you have visitors to town, grab a copy of the guide online from the Cabonne Country website following the link & download the document. Copies are also available from the Historical Museum Saturday 10am – 12noon or calling 02 6344 1747. Phoenix: thank you again for your perseverance in waiting for the yet again delayed Phoenix. I apologise, however I'd rather get it out late than stress more & drop my bundle again! ☺ Seriously though, if you would like your Phoenix delivered via email, please send your eaddress to, of if you are missing your copy in your letterbox or from the racks outside the Post Shop or Canowindra Newsagency, call into the Star Building at 6 Ryall Street (just behind the Junction Hotel). Christmas: in July Progressive Dinner is back by popular demand! Saturday 13 July 2013, Lodge Canowindra is sponsoring its 2nd Annual “Christmas in July” Progressive Dinner, with the proceeds donated to the CWA to assist in the upgrade of their hall. Starters at 6:30pm at the CWA Hall (Blatchford St) then “Eddy’s of Canowindra” (Old Convent on Tilga St) & desserts at the Community Hall adjoining the Services Club. Yummy starters, roast turkey & baked ham mains & traditional puddings to finish, including refreshments. Tickets: $50 available from The Plague & I Patchwork Shop 86 Gaskill Street or contact Ian Guihot on 0428 634 410. Bookings available online from Canowindra CWA website. Transport available if required, please advise when booking! Hurry, limited tickets will sell quickly! News: if you have any news of your sporting club, community group, family or anything of community interest, please contact Jo on 0418 413 753 or 02 6344 2760 & let her know so it can be included in The Phoenix.

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Issue 254

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Above: Argo Architects + Master Planners perspective of the new children’s play area at Charles McCarron Baths POOLING RESOURCES It was a slow day last Thursday on site of the Charles McCarron Baths, with the construction crew feeling the loss of their home team in game one of the State of Origin. Fortunately for us though, Garth, Dave and Jeff are the first grade team who work for Beau Corp Aquatics and Construction, so they didn't let this crushing defeat effect their dedication to the job at hand.

Just nine months shy of its 60th anniversary demolition started on the infrastructure of the Charles McCarron Baths. Since then the Beau Corp team has done a mammoth job. Under the guidance of one of Beau Corp's company leaders Michael Hoy, "The works program is well underway with the concrete structures for the program and kids' pools scheduled for completion by the end of June.” /Contd over...





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Top: 25m lap pool with accessible ramp access Above: 12m x 7m program pool with children's pool with the interactive water features in the background All graphics supplied by ARGO Architects + Master Planners

POOLING RESOURCES ...CONTD Mr Hoy is enthusiastic about the progress of the project saying, "There is such a positive vibe in this build as we realise the social impact of the pool, and we want this to be a unique space that will attract many visitors, which should have a flow on effect for other businesses in town." "We are currently ahead of our program and our team is keen to get as much done, maintaining our high level of installation, to ensure a smooth delivery to the community by the end of October." And this job truly is a team effort. Beau Corp enlisted talents of Will Marcus and team at ARGO Architects + Master Planners for the design perspective of the pools; utilisation of local suppliers and trades; and Cabonne Council staff all contributing to the realisation of the project. One of the unique features of the design that will gain a lot of attention is the kids' pool, incorporating fun interactive water features and a Snorkel Trail to encourage splash and play. Local schools have been invited to get involved by designing and constructing the decorative glazed tiles that will be used to create the colour and activity of the Snorkel Trail.

Other major features will be the installation of bird resistant solar panels for solar heating to extend the seasonal use of the pool and cut down on operating costs; and a top of the range UFF (ultra fine filtration) system to save upwards of a million of litres of water per year and provide the highest quality crystal clear water which exceeds public health guidelines. The new pool layout will comprise a six lane 25m lap pool with accessible ramp entry; 12m program pool; and a children's pool with a beach style entrance. This option was voted upon at a Cabonne Council community consultation meeting held September 2011 after years of discussions and planning with stakeholders. The design and construction is being completed to a level of quality not price and will be a testament to the effort of all involved. The Beau Corp Aquatics and Constructions team is focussing on leaving a legacy for the community of Canowindra to enjoy for many years to come. The juxtaposition of the historic authenticity of our main street and the modern design and social space of our new pool will create an exciting experience for locals and visits alike.

“PAINTING WITH COLOUR” A Devoted Writer’s New Love Affair with Imagery By guest journalist Derek Maitland After more than two years of reporting on issues and people, including many artists, in the Orange Region and Central West it’s quite a big switch to suddenly be writing about me. And it’s an even bigger switch for someone who’s been dedicated to the printed word as a newsman and writer for more than 50 years to announce that he’s about to stage an art exhibition of his own. But there lie the guiding impulses of my entire life – never let the grass grow too The Moyne Aged Care Plus Fete was held high under the feet, and challenge every on Saturday 4th May 2013, and this new creative urge that strikes me. years Fete has been the most successful So, my first one-man exhibition “Painting Fete in more then 10 years, raising just With Colour” will be officially opened by over $9200. It was a glorious Autumn the Mayor of Orange, John Davis, on day which inspired many people to get out and about to both the Moorbel Saturday 6 July at the River Bank Gallery markets and the Moyne Fete. It is also a in Canowindra, featuring the major great opportunity for Residents, their paintings that reflect my creative family and the community to come progress so far in what has been very together and have some fun. much a late-life introduction to art. The children from Alikinetic Dance, Stacey’s Singing School and the Orange I started painting about eight years ago in my mid-60s with no prior experience Salvation Army Band provided joyful or tuition, almost unaccountably drawn entertainment for everyone, while Scallywags Face painting kept very busy to the canvas and with absolutely no idea creating beautiful designs on cute little what I wanted to do except that it had to faces and brightening the day with their satisfy a passion for abstract imagery and array of helium balloons. thought and one overriding rule – paint The forever faithful Cowra Antique Car with colour. provided a trip down memory lane with That, and paint big – none of this small their old beauties and The Canowindra canvas stuff that you have to bend and Lion’s Club did a wonderful job as peer into at galleries. always, cooking up a storm on the The exhibition will represent the transibarbecue. The Auction was a huge draw card again tion I’ve managed to make from writing this year. Many thanks to George to imagery, and one that surprises even Schneider for answering Amber’s phone me today when I recall being completely call to help us out at the last minute. devoted to writing ever since I was in my The fruit and vegetable Stall was a great teens. success and we wish to thank Mr Bruce the years since then I’ve been a Wright and his helpers for all their hard Over work on the day and the weeks leading published novelist and non-fiction author, print and TV journalist, magazine up to the Fete. Times are hard for everyone these days, publisher and, even in the past two years, a writer for Orange PhotoNews (now but it did not discourage our local and regional business houses generously Orange City Life) and investigative donating to this very worthy cause. The reporter and editor of my own in-depth Moyne Fete would not be the success it is online news service Orange News Now. without the continued support from our It’s photography that forced me into a community. We thank you all. passion for imagery, and I remember Many dedicated staff and community focusing so much on it during my freemembers once again volunteered their lance feature writing days that at times time before and on fete day, which we truly appreciate. We also had some new I found the pictorial challenge far more interesting than the story. volunteers which was lovely to see. We hope we didn’t work you too hard, And it’s photography that lies at the because we would love to see you all heart of the paintings I do now, images back next year. of people and life around me that I put All the money raised at the Fete stays at through a series of digital creative Moyne to be used for resources to achieve the abstract necessary for the comfort and the leisure processes compositions that in turn inspire the final needs of the residents. In the near future creation – painting with colour. we hope to implement a “Man Cave”, where men can be men and some of the The official opening is at 6.30pm on 6 July at the River Bank Gallery, 71 Gaskill money from this years Fete will be used to achieve this. Street Canowindra. Everyone’s invited, Thanks again everyone. and for more info call 6344 2778 or email from Amber Meurs & Melissa Thurtell

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02 6344 2332 AGE OF FISHES PLAYS HOST In 2013 Cabonne Daroo Business Awards will be held Friday 1 November at the Canowindra Services and Citizens Club and will be hosted by the Age of Fishes Museum. The theme for 2013 is "Discovery". The Guest Speaker for the annual event will be sponsored through the WorkCover NSW Paralympian Speakers Program. The 2013 Cabonne Daroo Business Awards winners will be chosen by the people of Cabonne. The categories for the Awards are: ∗ Best Business in Cabonne ∗ Best New Business (under 3 years) ∗ Best Ongoing Business (10+ years) ∗ Best Home Based Business ∗ Excellence in Hospitality ∗ Excellence in Marketing, Advertising & Communications ∗ Excellence in Tourism Business ∗ Excellence in Accommodation ∗ Excellence in Environmental Enhancement ∗ Excellence in Sustainable Agriculture ∗ Excellence in Service Operations – Small Entity (0-5 employees) ∗ Excellence in Service Operations – Large Entity (5+ employees) ∗ Contribution to Cabonne – Business ∗ Contribution to Cabonne – Community Organisation ∗ Apprentice/Trainee of the Year ∗ Employee of the Year The Nomination Round is now open and will close Tuesday 30 June, so get nominating your favourite Canowindra business so that we can have a strong showing and support the Age of Fishes. Nomination forms can be obtained by contacting Cabonne Council’s Community and Business Development Officer Hannah Dunlop on 02 6392 3267 or by emailing Nomination forms may also be downloaded from the Cabonne Country website by following the link Tickets for the 2013 event will be available from 1 August 2013.

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Schools CANOWINDRA PRESCHOOL KINDERGARTEN Canowindra Preschool is hosting a “Soup and Slippers” Night Friday 21 June 6.30pm at the Preschool. Come in your slippers if you wish for a great Ladies Night out with the opportunity to browse numerous stalls ra ngi ng f ro m F a m i ly Po r tr ai t Photographer, Children’s Clothing, Women’s Clothing, Beauty Products and many, many more. All proceeds go to the further beautification of the Preschool and the Fit Ladies. Please contact Preschool for tickets on 6344 1261. Tickets $10 prepaid with a light supper provided. Reserve tickets prior to 20th June 4pm Come join us and have a browse at quality products whilst having a night out with the girls! Forgot to mention – numerous raffles to be held throughout the evening with prizes ranging in both style and value!! CANOWINDRA PRIMARY SCHOOL Congratulations to the students who went to Cowra Eisteddfod for verse speaking. Sienna O’Dea and Josie Mitchell were both awarded a first place and Rhian Pengilly and Finella Palmer were awarded second places. Well done to all those who participated. It is official; we have reached our target of $1,000!! In fact not only did we reach it, we have surpassed it with $1,477 raised so far! This of course means Mrs Swords will have to shave her head! This will be happening at the end of term, in Week 9. The top 3 fundraisers will be announced at the beginning of Week 9 and they will have a turn at running the clippers over Mrs Sword’s head! As you know, Mrs Nottingham and Mrs Hawker have kindly agreed to get involved if we can keep fundraising and reach $1,500. Mrs Nottingham will dye her hair fire engine red and Mrs Hawker is letting the students decide what she should do. All funds raised will go towards the Sunsuper Ride to Conquer Cancer. CANOWINDRA HIGH SCHOOL MORE iPADS: Thanks to the regional conference of St Vincent de Paul, there is now a class set of iPads for use in the Canowindra High School library classroom. A grant to purchase thirteen devices and protective covers was received from Vinnie’s after much effort by Ms Debbie Rutter, a past parent of and volunteer at the school. Thank you St Vincent de Paul and Debbie. iPads provide 1:1 learning, and enable students to drive their personal learning. There are many apps available on a myriad of subjects, so their relevance will be assured for some time.

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WHAT'S AVAILABLE IN CANOWINDRA? A massive community information day has been planned with service providers, community clubs and groups, to coincide with the visit of the Community Services (formerly Centrelink) Mobile Office visit to Canowindra. On Wednesday 3 July the Community Win the experience to be a Services Bus will be in the carpark at Community Health Service in Ryall Street. Newcastle Knight for the Day! Previously the bus used to park at Morris ebay Park, however organisers realised it would better serve at a central location. There will be displays and information tables available to help answer any Support 4 Fit Ladies & Arthritis NSW questions you may have, and to show Item # 271214922485 you what services and activities are available in our town. The purpose for the day is twofold: to enable you to seek out information about what is available in Canowindra; and for local clubs and organisations to Does your child struggle with encourage increased membership and following instructions? support by advising what, where and Have difficulty recognising or when they do their thing. reading words? Organisers are now calling for interested groups and organisations to contact Come and talk to us: them to take advantage of this opportunity by having a stand or static display set up on the day. Please contact @ Cowra Family Support Building Di Gill at Community Health on 5 Vaux Street 0427 460 430 or by email on (Opposite Cowra Public School) 6.45pm for 7pm- 8.15pm Everyone is invited to attend on the day and find out what is available in OUR For more information please contact community.

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FAMILY IS THE FLAVOUR Launched at a low key event over the long weekend, to commemorate Armah's (pictured above) 90th birthday, and the strong bonds of family, Swinging Bridge Wines have two new varieties to add to their family of wines available at their Cellar Door: A Single Vineyard 2012 Chardonnay named Mrs Payten after Tom's grandmother 'Armah' who turns 90 this week. We launched the wine at the Cellar Door on Saturday night with the whole family present to celebrate the occasion. A Single Vineyard 2012 Pinot Noir named M.A.W (Mark Andrew Ward) Tom's father. He has been a great support to us over the years and was the one who started the Swinging Bridge wine brand some 15 years ago. This was also released at the Cellar Door on Saturday night. The Swinging Bridge Cellar Door is available for functions and group tastings. You can also organise a group lunch or a private dinner or even a corporate or business function. This beautiful room can hold 15-60 people, standing or sitting. Georgie and Tom can arrange a function to suit your requirements. Call 02 6344 3212, 0419 594 873 or drop into the Cellar Door at 33 Gaskill Street Canowindra. Swinging Bridge Cellar Door is open Monday and Thursday for sales only, and Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 5pm for tasting and sales. You can also enjoy a cheese platter, a Spanish breakfast or some homemade soup with a glass of Swinging Bridge wine.

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CANOWINDRA LIVING LEGENDS In a remarkable coup for a small community, out of a total of 157 awards announced nationally, three of our own were named in the Queen's Birthday honours list. Dr Arcot Sampath Kumar is a recipient of an Order of Australia medal for "service to the community of Canowindra, particularly as a general practitioner" for over 40 years as a GP, as well being involved in many more community groups. Mr Darrell William Paul was honoured for his firefighting service, receiving an Australian Fire Service Medal for his contribution of 44 years. You may know him better as Bill Paul! In 30 March this year Mel Johnston was inducted into the Australian Shearers' Hall of Fame, Hay. Mr Melville Earl Johnston was announced as an Order of Australia medal recipient on the Queen's Birthday honours list for service to the sheep shearing industry. A list of Mel's notable (publishable) achievements are: Life Member, Sheep Shearing Federation, since 1991; Winner, World Shearing Championships, Denver, Colorado, 1985; Winner, Jackie Howe Shearing Championship, Canberra, 1984; Winner, Inaugural Diamond Shears Competition, 1980; Winner, Australian Shearer of the Year, Canberra Agricultural Society, 1978, winning 31 open shearing competitions throughout NSW to win this award; Winner, New South Wales State Shearing Championship, 1977; First Australian to shear Her Majesty the Queen's Suffolk cross flock at Windsor Castle, 1978; Past Shearing Instructor, Australian Wool Corporation; and a Sheep Shearer, for over 30 years. Mel was born in Carcoar however was brought up in Gallymont, the other side of Mandurama. Too young to join the navy when he finished school, Mel spent his time in the shearing shed where he loved the atmosphere. Over time, Mel joined Bill Gurney from Mandurama...with his first shearing contract was at Hay, which made it a full loop when he visited the Shearers' Museum for his award in March this year. When Mel was 29 he started shearing on Canomodine and moved onto the property. During this time h met and married Yvonne Wood who was a nurse at Canowindra Soldiers' Memorial Hospital, then at the nursing home which was located where the Old Vic Inn stands today. Mel also held the lease of the Junction hotel for 7 years during his time in Canowindra. Mel, humbled by all the attention said, "When I won the world title I thought that was it. That was topped by being inducted into the Shearers' Hall of Fame, but this takes the cake. I now have to note OAM after my name when I sign things!" Mel and Yvonne now live in Orange. An investiture for presentation of the medals to our local legends will be held at Government House later this year. A more detailed account for both Dr Kumar and Bill Paul will be included in The Phoenix over the next two weeks. CONGRATULATIONS to Bill, Mel and Dr Kumar on your incredibly prestigious and well deserved recognition.

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CORRIDORS, SILOS, LEGS??? An innovative theatrical project based in the Cowra and Canowindra districts will draw its inspiration from the beautiful and haunting architecture of regional silos and the community of people who live and work around them. “The Silos” is a collaborative project of Arts Out West, world-renown Sydney based physical theatre company Legs On The Wall and regional creative and educational organisation The Corridor Project. Two years in the making, “The Silos” will culminate in an amazing, one-night-only physical theatre experience incorporating theatre, dance, acrobatics, film, music, light and sound using the Canowindra Silo and surrounding railway precinct as the dramatic back drop for the production. Through the extended development period, the project will build an archive of oral histories which will become the foundation for the soundscape and the map of how the story will be told. Phase one of the project, which will include the research and recording of local stories and the development of multimedia skills within the community, has been awarded $50,000 in funding from Arts NSW’s Regional Partnerships program. “The project is an excellent opportunity for people in our community to link with some of Australia’s leading arts practitioners to tell our stories and explore the regional experience,” said Arts Out West Executive Officer, Tracey Callinan. This week, internationally acclaimed video and installation artist Craig Walsh will be in Canowindra to mentor a local writer and photographer in the art of filming and recording oral histories. Ten people from Cowra and Canowindra will be interviewed on film over two days, with many more interviews conducted over the coming months. Local Project Co-ordinator, Phoebe Cowdery from The Corridor Project, says the oral histories will be left to the local community at the end of the project. “These stories, which will be captured forever on film, will form part of the greater legacy left with the community long after the project has finished,” she said. “Other benefits will include creative skills opportunities for local school and tertiary students and professional opportunities for regional creatives – our local writers, artists, dancers and musicians.”

FEDERAL ROUNDS Friday 7 June 2013

The Hon John Cobb MP Federal Member for Calare

Shadow Minister for Agriculture and Food Security

Calare benefits from regional funds: Finally, success at last! Calare will benefit from two successful projects that have attracted over $5million in Federal government funding. The Parkes Regional Airport Redevelopment and Orange Regional Museum projects were recently announced as successful recipients under Round 4 of the Regional Australia Development Fund. Unfortunately the CareWest Community Connection Centre was unsuccessful in final round, as were projects from Lithgow, Bathurst, Forbes, Canowindra and Zig Zag which did not proceed to the full application round. So while it’s good news for Parkes and Orange, most of the electorate missed out on any funding. Bathurst recognised as regional hub for state conference: The Nationals have recognised Bathurst as a major regional hub by selecting the town to hold the upcoming annual NSW conference from 13 to 15 June. I may be biased but I would argue Bathurst is one of the most important regional centres in NSW, and certainly played an integral role in the development of the ‘west’ as the first inland city. The event will feature many State and Federal members including the Leader of the Nationals Warren Truss and NSW Deputy Premier Andrew Stoner. We are now less than 100 days out from the Federal election on 14 September, and this event shows just how committed the Nationals are to rural and regional areas. I’m sure local business will appreciate the influx of people too! Simplot’s stand – the last remaining vege cannery in NSW: The news that Simplot’s food processing plants in Bathurst and Devonport, Tasmania, are under threat of imminent closure was a big blow. I met with Simplot management last week about the issues they’re facing and I have said if we are elected to government in September we will do all we can to lower costs. Simplot’s Bathurst plant is a key employer in the region, supporting up to 300 jobs directly but also benefiting many other areas of the local economy, including local farmers who supply the produce. However, they are trying to break the shackles of a hopeless Labor Federal government whose policies have continued to add costs, red tape and destroy business confidence. Simplot are very keen to keep operating in Bathurst, and they have spoken to all levels of government – Federal, State and Local to see what common solutions can be found. This is a family company looking at the medium to longer term view, not a shareholder company worried about tomorrow’s dividend. Around 110,000 Australians have lost their jobs in the manufacturing sector since 2008. In fact, one manufacturing job is lost every 20 minutes in this country – this is Labor’s legacy. The Coalition, if elected, will abolish the carbon tax, eliminate at least $1 billion of costly red tape annually, reduce government waste and provide business with the certainty they need to prosper, employ more people and bring back the strong economic management that Australia so desperately needs.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS: keep up to date at June 12: Interrelate Family Services seminar "The Challenge of Disciplining Your Child" 5:30-8:30pm @ Canowindra Health Centre FREE. Call 02 6360 0895 for more info June 13: Canowindra Health Council meeting June 13: Vortex Junior Youth Group 4pm @ All Saints Church Hall Canowindra June 13: Vortex Senior Youth Group 6pm @ All Saints Church Hall Canowindra June 14: Canowindra Food Basket 9:30am-12noon at the Uniting Church Hall Blatchford Street June 14: Anna Salleh & Stan Valacos "A taste of Brazil" 7pm @ Taste Canowindra $70pp 02 6344 2332 June 15: Cumnock Monthly Markets 9am-12noon Cumnock Crossroads Park June 21: Canowindra Food Basket 9:30am-12noon at the Uniting Church Hall Blatchford Street June 30: Folk @ Canowindra 4-6:30pm @ Taste Canowindra 42 Ferguson Street. Feature act Steve Bevis from Newcastle July 2: Canowindra Historical Society meeting 10am @ the Historical Museum July 2 : Dorothy & Harold Balcomb's 58th wedding anniversary July 7-14: NAIDOC Week. Theme - We value the vision: Yirrkala Bark Petitions 1963.


10 June 2013

Recently Fair Trading launched a new campaign which will help protect consumers by identifying traders who are not providing accurate warranty information for their goods and services. Consumers are encouraged to submit feedback on manufacturers and suppliers who have not provided accurate or compliant warranty information regarding defects, as required under the Australian Consumer Law. When consumers buy a product or service, they are protected by an automatic guarantee that the product or service does what you paid for. Automatic consumer guarantees apply for a reasonable timeframe depending on the nature of the goods or service, regardless of any other warranties a business offers or sells. They may also apply after the manufacturer’s warranty period has expired. Whether it’s clothing, cameras or car servicing, consumers are protected under the law. Asking a trader for the warranty information for the product or service you buy should become part of everyone’s checklist when making a purchase. In 2012 Fair Trading received 2,997 enquiries and 1,814 complaints in relation to warranties. This year, consumers have already made 923 enquiries and 761 complaints. Fair Trading has resolved more than 1,500 of these complaints. The campaign will not only help consumers, it will ensure traders are reminded of their responsibilities and are operating within the law. Consumers are encouraged to visit or email a photograph or copy of any written warranty that does not contain the following phrase: Our goods come with guarantees that cannot be excluded under the Australian Consumer Law. You are entitled to a replacement or refund for a major failure and compensation for any other reasonably foreseeable loss or damage. You are also entitled to have the goods repaired or replaced if the goods fail to be of acceptable quality and the failure does not amount to a major failure. Fair Trading will take action to deal with manufacturers and suppliers who are failing to comply with their responsibilities under the ACL. Fair Trading’s free ShopSmart app for Androids and iPhones also provides handy information on warranties, refunds and online shopping. To download ShopSmart, visit The NSW Government is rolling out a new program of free workshops called ‘NSW First’, designed to provide tourism operators with information and skills to grow their own business and their region. The Dubbo workshop will be held on Tuesday 6 August 2013. Regional NSW has abundant natural beauty and fantastic tourist attractions. In a competitive market we need to ensure local operators provide the best possible product for our domestic and international visitors. A key recommendation from the Visitor Economy Taskforce Report was to improve the capacity of the tourism industry in NSW to become more competitive. These free one-day workshops, held across NSW, will provide operators with a great way to learn new skills and hear new ideas to make their businesses and regions more successful, and to ensure NSW is first on the list of consideration for a visit. Workshop topics will include how to develop a compelling visitor experience, how to market effectively, how to use the internet to drive business success, and how to generate publicity. The workshops are also a good example of how the NSW Government, through the NSW NOW The New State of Business initiative, is delivering a program that will drive the economic growth and development of the State. In 2012 tourism provided $26.1billion to the NSW economy and employed 159,000 people. With nearly 100,000 businesses involved in tourism providing these free workshops will enable tourism’s contribution to grow, particularly in Regional NSW where visitors spent $9.3 billion in 2012. The workshops have been designed to build capacity and skills in NSW. The topics being covered have been largely chosen by the NSW tourism industry and will provide operators with an expanded skills base to assist them to drive more tourism business to their destinations. Narromine’s much loved Aviation Museum shared in the $20,000 of funding announced last week by the NSW Government as part of its commitment to increasing opportunities for participation in arts and cultural activities in regional communities. The museum receives a further $1,224 for stage two of its lighting upgrade, one of the thirteen volunteer-initiated museums to do so this round. The NSW Government’s Volunteer Initiated Museum Small Grants Program, offers grants of up to $2,000 for short-term, collection-focused projects delivered by volunteer-initiated museums in NSW. Community museums like the Narromine Aviation Museum play a vital role as custodians of our history and heritage, so it’s fitting the Government supports projects that help to preserve local collections for the rest of the community to enjoy. Last week the government announced grants aimed at helping the community cut down on the amount of household garbage which ends up in landfill which could otherwise have been recycled. Avoiding food waste happens to be the focus of this year’s World Environment Day. An estimated 800,000 tonnes of food worth in the vicinity of two and a half billion dollars is wasted each year. Love Food Hate Waste grant recipients share one thing in common, that is helping families save money on their weekly shopping by cutting down the amount of food that is wasted each week. Forbes Shire Council will launch its Love Food Hate Waste program with cooking demonstrations delivered by a celebrity chef courtesy of a $6,640 grant. Following its launch, the program will include supermarket visits, workshops and the development of a community recipe and tips book. The applicant Netwaste in partnership with Dubbo, Bathurst and Orange City Councils has received a $24,534 grant under the program and will be working to deliver the Sustainable Supermarket Shopping Challenge complemented by a local media campaign which has already proven to be a very effective way of engaging the community about how best to reduce food waste. We know that across NSW households are spending roughly one thousand dollars a year on food that is wasted. However by following ten basic tips to avoid food waste you can keep more money in your pocket and you’ll be helping to reduce the amount of food going to landfill. The tips to avoid food waste can be found by visiting

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REVVING IT UP 'Broadview' on Longs Corner Road, normally a peaceful and serene valley, was filled with the noise of two strokes on the weekend. Lots of fabulous vintage bikes took part in the Manly Warringah Motorcycle Club Vintage Enduro Poker Run, with over 70 riders enjoying the perfect conditions for riding and camping on Saturday and Sunday. Riders travelled from as far away as Victoria, and there was great feedback from riders regarding the course - they loved it! Two local riders did well: Greg Holmes (pictured right) won the Ironman com-petition on Sunday, completing 11 loops of the 20km track; and Tim Middleton won the poker run with three aces claiming a set of tyres for his bike. A huge thank you goes to Julie Middleton for organising the canteen and raffle over the weekend, which raised $1,158.10 for the Fitness Path. The canteen was supported with donations of meat from Toby at Belubula Butchery, all the grocery items and drinks from Johnny of Lawrence's IGA, and a great deal on the bread from Canowindra Country Bakehouse thanks heaps Toby, Johnny, Ant and Ashley for your support. Manly Warringah Motorcycle Club, the promoter of the event, generously provided the prizes for the raffle. Many thanks to the following for manning the barbecue and organising the canteen: Roger King; Kate King and Ollie; Michael Starr; Greg Holmes; Pete Middleton; Tim Middleton and David Tremain. Also to the following ladies for their cakes and slices – Bron Newman, Liz Noble, Joyce Middleton and Sue Johnson.

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CANOWINDRA WOMEN'S BOWLS Only four teams competed in the District Senior Fours played in Canowindra last week. The winners were the Cowra team of Elaine Brown, Norma Brown, Norma Baker and Leila Burns who defeated the Cowra team of Ruby Fogg, Joan Bailey, Judith Day and Ivy Fogg 25-13. The two Canowindra teams were beaten on the Monday morning, Margaret Gosper, Gwen Haydon, Maureen Baillie and Heather Hoad by Leila Burns' team and Jean Roth, Joyce Middleton, Joice McNaught and Sandy McDonald by Ivy Fogg's team. The winners of the District Fours was the Parkes team of Margaret Hawken, Mavis Gray, Robyn Morgan and Pat Coonan who defeated the Cowra team of Dorothy Elliott, Helen Wynwood-Smith, Bev Bundy and Anne Castelli 24-12. Our two Canowindra teams namely Nancy Morrow, Christine Pickard, Shirley Robson and Colleen Crump were defeated in the first round and Marion Wilson, Moyna Rue, Deanna Noble and Libby Balcombe had a bye in the first round and were defeated in the second round. The 100 Club winners were - 1st No.70 - Ivy Fogg (Cowra) 2nd No. 84 - Norma Baker (Cowra) 3rd No. 69 - Brenda Davies (Parkes). The Monday Raffle was won by Liz Byrnes (Parkes) and the Tuesday Raffle by Betty Jenkins (Canowindra). The Lucky Draws were won by No. 1 Sharon Hubber (Cowra) with No.23 and No.2 by Helen Wynwood-Smith (Cowra) with No.20. Thanks to the Umpires Bob Robson on Monday and Sheryn O'Malveney on Tuesday. President Moyna wishes to thank Jenny Middleton and Betty Hodge for making the

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tasty soups, the ladies who provided the morning tea goodies and all the ladies who worked in the kitchen on both days, also the ladies who looked after the 100 Club, Raffles and Lucky Draws. Also thanks to the greenkeeper Richard Waugh for the great greens to play on and the friendly bar staff Johnno, Mick and Ron. Results of the Minor Singles 2nd round played last Tuesday 4 June: Joice McNaught defeated Diane Slattery 25-17. Thanks to marker Heather Hoad. Three games of social bowls were played one pairs and two triples. Betty Jenkins and Deanna Noble defeated Bobbie Turner and Maureen Baillie 17-14. Jean Roth, Ellen Petty and Shirley Robson defeated Jill Messenger, Joyce Middleton and Margaret Gosper 22-17. Linda Miller, Marion Wilson and Libby Balcombe defeated Sandy McDonald, Betty Hodge and Moyna Rue 16-14. The May point score was won by Margaret Gosper. Jill Messenger, Gwen Haydon and Moyna Rue represented our club at Orange Newstead Presidents Day on Thursday 30th May reporting a very enjoyable day of bowls and fellowship. Monnie Hamer, Bobbie Turner and Betty Jenkins represented our Club at Molong Presidents Day on Thursday 6 June reporting a very enjoyable day. All three ladies won Spider Prizes and Betty Jenkins won 2nd prize in the raffle. See you on the green next week, good bowling all. Shirley

Canowindra Phoenix Issue 254  

Your weekly guide to 2013 OAMs in and around Canoiwndra NSW.