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Thursday August 7 , 2008

ISSN 1835-0283

Nhill Community News P.O. Box 88, Nhill, VIC 3418

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State Government to close DPI sites TUESDAY’S announcement from the Department of Primary Industries that it will close Walpeup and Rainbow DPI sites by mid 2009 was met with condemnation by The Nationals Federal Member for Mallee, John Forrest. “The State and Federal Labour Governments stand condemned for this decision,” Mr Forrest said. “The veil of words they hide behind in announcing these closures is shameful and highly disrespectful to the workers, their families, the farming community and broader Mallee community. “We’re not idiots in Mallee,” Mr Forrest said. “We do know a snow job when we see it.” “To imply that the closures are beyond their control as they are not immune to change and the farming sector is being reshaped by climate change, global commodity markets and demographic trends is a cop-out. “The State and Federal Labour Governments can bang their drums and spin a tale that although these closures

will lead to up to 70 job losses across the State, there will be no loss in service. But no-one will believe it, because it’s ludicrous. “I’m tired of these Labour Governments constantly boasting their commitment to innovation and research, but not backing it up in primary production and agriculture. “The last Federal budget saw the demise of CSIRO’s horticultural facility at Merbein and now this decision confirms they are not up to their idle boasts. “Agriculture and horticulture are confronted with massive challenges with the worst climate conditions in a century. To recover they need that vital research activity conducted in the same conditions as agriculturalists and horticulturalists have to operate. “Growers put their own money into these facilities from their precious research levies to develop relevant and up to date varieties, and if the Governments believe these closures will occur without a fight, they are sorely mistaken,” Mr Forrest said.

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Nhill Pony Club Winter Woollies Fun Day well supported

Wimmera Mallee rail users left in the cold WIMMERA Mallee Rail Services Association (WMRSA) Secretary Mrs Audrey Hoffmann said passenger rail/coach travellers in the Wimmera Mallee have been “left in the cold” after a Department of Infrastructure (DOI) Melbourne Office, and V/ Line, declined to change the passenger rail time tables for the region in March. Mrs Hoffmann said, “Passenger rail time tables were reviewed and changed across Victoria, all except the Wimmera Mallee area in March 2008.”

anyone with concerns to contact the association (WMRSA). There was only one reply to the article,” Cr Unger said, implying that, “everyone else at Rupanyup was happy with the service provided.” It is now four months since DOI Melbourne announced it would carry out the a passenger survey, and to the WMRSA’s knowledge, this has not happened.

Rupanyup is served by about 15 return passenger rail/coach services weekly between AdelaideMelbourne, via Bendigo WMRSA Chairman, and and services from Horsham Hindmarsh Shire Cr. Mr. and Ouyen-Melbourne. Cliff Unger said, “The DOI “WMRSA members are Melbourne office said it calling on all politicians of wanted to survey passengers all persuasions, to stand up, in Rupanyup about their be counted and act now for needs and concerns,” your constituents,” Cr Unger commented, Mrs Hoffmann, Secretary of “DOI Melbourne and V/ WMRSA said. Line are not listening to the “The passenger rail WMRSA, or the regional services problem started in manager DOI in Ballarat, 1972 when the former who has been a strong Kennett Government supporter to the rail announced V/Line association, its passengers passenger rail services to needs and concerns.” rural Victoria would cease. DOI Melbourne claimed In 1974, this happened, and it wanted to survey it has been a long haul Rupanyup residents to endeavouring to have in suitable and ascertain the needs of the place respectable time tables in small rural community. Cr Unger said that the the Wimmera Mallee region WMRSA had advised DOI for passenger rail/coach in Melbourne that the travellers...The association WMRSA had published an has fought hard to maintain article in the Rupanyup services in the region, and Newsletter, requesting it took 10 years for a passenger rail broad gauge

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line to be upgraded and Rupanyup but the whole become operational in 2004, area.” between Ballarat and The next rail association Ararat.” meeting is in Horsham on Cr Unger said. “With August 14, and the petrol prices on the increase, association will invite it is imperative that the members from DOI in Bethany Nicholson (front) and her horse Clyde as Racing Stripes, Wimmera Mallee region Melbourne, Ballarat and V/ with Kelsey Clark and her horse Ben as Bill and Ben the flowerpot men. has an acceptable time Line to attend and address LAST Sunday the Nhill ‘Hairiest Horse/Pony’ was ‘Barrel Race’, ‘Tent table,” the meeting. Pony Club hosted its well contested, with the Pegging’, ‘Bending and “This just doesn’t affect inaugural “Winter imagination running wild Carrot Races’. The day with Woollies Fun Day” at the for entrants in the ‘Fancy concluded Nhill Showgrounds. Dress’ section. Competitors presentations to all the The day saw a lot of fun were grouped into several highest point scorers. Awards were kindly for both horse and rider who categories to give everyone donated KFC Horsham and enjoyed a varied a chance for a prize. programme of events. After a BBQ lunch, horse Donna Burns of Kaniva. was also main judge and rider competed in Donna ‘Best presented Horse/ for the day assisted by Kim Pony and Rider’, the popular events such as The Murray also from Kaniva. AN end of an era will eventuate at the end of this month when Mr Ken Rintoule closes the doors of his business for the last time.

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Rintoules Bus and Travel Service was started by Ken’s father Mr. Robert Arthur Rintoule. Ken took over management of the business in 1982, and sold the bus charter portion of the business last year, but continued to operate the Travel section and V/Line ticketing agency. The business, which is up for sale, will close regardless of a buyer. V/Line will be advertising for an interested party as soon as the formal resignation from Mr Rintoules is received. “The ideal replacement for the Nhill agency would be someone who is open seven days a week. However we (V/Line) realise that this may not be possible in a small town such as Nhill,” stated V/Line representative Mr Peter Gibson. “If a seven day operation cannot be found then a suitable five day business will be looked at,” he said. If another agency is not established after the end of the month, travellers are able to purchase tickets on line over the internet, or pay the V/Line bus driver in Nhill.

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The owner of the Oasis Motel Nhill, Mrs. Carol Johannsen, died in a single vehicle accident last Monday morning after the vehicle she was driving, according to police, veered off onto the soft shoulder of the road, hitting a tree. The fatality happened along the Donald-Murtoa Road, approximately 11km from Donald.

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The driver’s side of the white Nissan Urvan was completely crushed. A passer-by who noticed the van immediatley called 000 who notified police. Mrs. Johannsen was the only occupant in the vehicle. Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the fatal collision, and are preparing a report for the coroner.

Police are appealing for any witnesses to contact crime stoppers on 1800 333 000 or www.crimestoppers.com.au. This brings the Road Toll for 2008 to 187. In 2007 the Road Toll at the same time of year stood at 184. Photo from Buloke Times

Neighbourhood Watch report THE re-formed Nhill Neighbourhood If you haven’t received a copy already, THE Hindmarsh Shire Council has recently Watch will be holding their next there will be a letter-box drop of the Nhill appointed a new Youth and Business Officer, Fiona meeting at the Sitting Duck Café on Neighbourhood Watch newsletter, Werner (above) from Dimboola. Wednesday August 13. informing the public that the committee The committee welcomes all interested has purchased an ultra violet pen for “Fiona has over 18 years professional experience, marking your valuable property. A date providing a broad range of administrative and groups, clubs, organisations and will be organised soon and published in members of the community to join them. leadership skills which enhance business and the local papers. In the newsletter there community operations.” Hindmarsh Shire’s Community Since re-forming the Neighbourhood is space provided to write an inventory Development Manager, Anne Champness, stated, “She Watch, Nhill has had a few quiet months, list of your valuables. is a partner in a small business in Dimboola herself with only a small amount of crimes If anyone has an item they would like and involved in a number of community groups, both reported. to discuss or suggest to the committee, with a regional base as well as organisations in Neighbourhood Watch has been please feel free to call Dave Flannery at Dimboola. We are looking forward to having her input established not only to help reduce crime, Nhill Police Station at 53911022. but also to get to know and support your and initiative in the areas of Business and Youth.” Importantly report any suspicious neighbours and community. activities to Crimestoppers on 1800 333 Fiona has lived in Dimboola for over 20 years and any member of the community knows 000 if you consider it important, and if travelled the District extensively through employment ofIfsomeone who may be in need of and social activities. As part of her new role she will assistance for whatever reason, please not phone or call into the local police continue the Shire’s involvement with the FreeZA contact the police station and the station. Dave Flannery program which supports young people to get involved appropriate service or assistance can be Nhill Neighbourhood Watch in community life through organising drug, alcohol and arranged to ease or rectify the problem. smoke-free music and cultural events for other young people in their local community. Fiona is also preparing to showcase Hindmarsh at the Careers Expo being held at Longerenong College on the 30th and 31st of July. “Council’s focus is to develop ties between young people and business within · Permanently mark your property our area and promote the many opportunities that are WIMMERA police are encouraging people to available to those who wish to gain employment in the keep an eye on their property and their with the letter “V” for Victoria and your driver ’s licence number, or a family gardens to help curb property theft. area,” Fiona explains. member’s details Sergeant Rod Hiam from Wimmera Police “I will be meeting with the business sector in the · Put up a Neighbourhood Watch coming weeks to seek ideas and develop future projects. Proactive Programs Unit said items left in sign to let people know your property is people’s front yards were often tempting to For me taking on the Youth and Business Officer role marked and you are part of a wider network thieves. is a great opportunity to work in partnership with local focused on enhancing community safety “Items that have been removed in the past people while being able to marry the two areas I am · Consider putting sensor lights in include garden hoses, garden gnomes and solar passionate about.” your garden to deter thieves

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LIVING WITH SOMEONE WHO HAS A DRUG PROBLEM Living with someone who has a drug problem can be devastating, making you worried, confused and angry. Many families and friends of drug users have found help and comfort through NAR-ANON, a self help support group, where they can discuss their problems openly with complete anonymity among people whose lives have also been touched by addiction, and who understand and care. Meetings are held at: The Day Care Centre (behind the Horsham Hospital) When: Every Monday night at 8pm. Further Enquiries phone: Kate 53 822036 or Nar-Anon (02) 9418 8728

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powered garden lights. We suggest people make sure they are aware of what is going on around them – to make it even harder for would-be thieves,” Sergeant Hiam said.

He suggested people join their local Neighbourhood Watch area, a program that has proven successful in lowering crime. “By attending Neighbourhood Watch meetings, you can get to know your neighbours and find out the latest news about your community, knowledge is one of the most important tools in fighting crime,” he said. Tips to help reduce theft include: · Read the Neighbourhood Watch newsletter, which contains crime prevention tips and other useful information

· Make sure tools are put away in locked sheds · Regularly prune low hanging bushes and trees so you have a clear view of the street and no one can use the foliage for concealment · Keep gates closed at all times, this helps form a physical barrier to your property. Sergeant Hiam encouraged people to contact their local police if they have any concerns. “If you have any questions about safety in and around your home, or are interested in the Neighbourhood Watch program, contact your local police station. If you need urgent police assistance, always call 000,” he said.

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Regional Festivals Conference Local growers’ cost Inquiry to prevent to be held at Murtoa reduction innovation high volume and to be examined at repeat offending by Warracknabeal young people GRDC Update THE Nationals Member for Lowan Hugh

Key points: · Wimmera growers urged to attend update at Warracknabeal · Latest applicable research extended to growers at GRDC Updates · Focus on reducing input costs without reducing profitability Strategies implemented by some innovative Wimmera grain producers to adapt to a increasing farm input costs and a changing climate will come under close examination at the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Update at Warracknabeal on August 28. GRDC Southern Panel chair David Shannon said growers in the Wimmera region were facing pressures on a number of fronts. “In addition to experiencing a run of poor seasons, Wimmera grain producers have had to contend with dramatic rises in the cost of farming inputs such as chemical, fertiliser and fuel,” Mr Shannon said. “There are strategies that growers can implement to reduce their input costs without reducing their profitability, and we’re fortunate to have a panel of innovative local growers talk about their individual strategies.” A panel featuring three local growers will discuss how they are making better use of the resources available to them, how they are cutting input costs, making changes to their livestock-cropping ratio and crop rotations, managing their time of sowing and the cost-effectiveness of precision agriculture systems. “This will be followed by a detailed discussion on phosphorus issues,” Mr Shannon said. “Dr Sean Mason of the University of Adelaide – who recently developed a new soil phosphorus test with the support of the GRDC – will discuss viable phosphorus strategies for the 2009 season, the cost-effectiveness of liquid versus granular phosphorus applications, whether phosphorus distribution using reduced applications rates of MAP and DAP is adequate, and alternative products that can be used.” South Australian farmer Mark Branson will continue the theme of the day with a discussion about variablerate technology (VRT). “Soil mapping and VRT enable growers to more accurately determine the nutrients available in a paddock, and to apply the appropriate amount of fertiliser,” Mr Shannon said. “Growers considering an investment in the technology will gain some valuable insights from Mark Branson, who will discuss the relative necessity of soil mapping,

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Delahunty and member of the all party Drugs and Crime Prevention Committee said that as part of its Inquiry into Strategies to Prevent High Volume and Repeat Offending by Young People a Discussion Paper has been produced covering a wide range of issues related to the Inquiry. ‘Offending by young people is an ongoing concern to the community,” Mr. Delahunty said. ‘According to the most recent crime statistics provided by Victoria Police, nearly half (46%) of all recorded incidents of crime were committed by young people under the age of 25 years.’ Mr. Delahunty said that as a result of such concerns, the Drugs and Crime Prevention Committee has been asked to examine justice and crime strategies to prevent high volume crimes and repeat offending by young people. “Our aim is to assist young people to keep them out of jail. As a community we have the responsibility to care and protect young people and to support them to lead healthy and productive lives.” Mr. Delahunty said the Committee welcomed written submission in response to the questions asked in this Discussion Paper or on any matter related to the Terms of Reference of the Inquiry. A copy of the Discussion Paper is available on the committee’s website www.parliament.vic.gov.au/ dcpc Submissions are requested by Monday 8 September 2008. All responses should be forwarded to: Executive Officer Drugs and Crime Prevention Committee Parliament House Melbourne VIC 3002

Emergency Discharge –Nhill Wastewater Treatment Plant THE Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has approved a further emergency release of treated wastewater from the Nhill Wastewater Treatment Plant. In accordance with the EPA approval, GWMWater will be releasing treated wastewater to the Nhill Swamp, as well as to dams located on adjoining properties and within the Nhill Racecourse. Managing Director Jeff Rigby said that GWMWater has been liaising closely with the Wimmera Catchment Management Authority and the EPA in relation to the discharge. Discussions have also been had with other key stakeholders including Parks Victoria, the Department of Sustainability and Environment and the Hindmarsh Shire Council. “The discharge to the Nhill Swamp is for a maximum volume of 2 megalitres per day, for a maximum of 20 days. In conjunction to the Nhill Swamp discharge, the approval also allows for a maximum of 0.22 megalitres per day to be pumped to the racecourse and adjoining property owners dams for a maximum of 90 days” Mr Rigby said. The water transfer will commence immediately. EPA has set down strict guidelines for both the release and for the testing of the treated wastewater. GWMWater will be taking all precautions to reduce the risk and impact to the environment and to public health during the period of this licence.

Director and performer Darren McCubbin, centre, will be a keynote speaker at the first regional festivals conference to be held at Murtoa in September.

Does your community event or festival need some inspiration to develop its own identity? Would you like to liaise with other regional event organisers to gain the edge for your event? If any of these apply to your community you are encouraged to attend the inaugural regional festivals conference to be held at the Murtoa Mechanics Hall on Friday September 5 commencing at 9am. Conference coordinator Charee Lowe said “The regional festivals conference will provide important networking opportunities for community organisations that run events or festivals, or are considering organising celebrations or events in the future.” Key note speakers at the conference will be Mr Darren McCubbin, festival director and performer and recent Mayor of Wellington Shire in Gippsland, and artistic director of Melbourne based Snuff Puppets, Mr Ian Pidd. Cr McCubbin and Mr Pidd will speak on strategies and objectives for community events and ways to seek funding and

sponsorship opportunities. The benefits and importance of using professional performers and artistic direction for events and festivals will also be highlighted. Cr McCubbin has a wealth of experience as the owner of the Wishbone Theatre/Murder Company and has been involved in performing arts for over 25 years. He specialises in improvisation, film production, theatre direction and writing and has been involved in the marketing and promotion of major events and festivals. He was appointed to the board of Festivals Australia in 1988 and has been awarded a Victorian Arts Council Award. Mr Pidd is a freelance theatre and event director who spent four years as artistic director of the acclaimed Back to Back Theatre. As performance director of Snuff Puppets, he has created large scale puppet performances in Japan, Singapore, Brazil and many parts of Australia, including Horsham’s Art is…festival. He was creative director of Moomba in 1999 and is the programming director of The Village, a festival of short works which appeared at the Halls

Gap Grape Escape in 2007. Ms Lowe said “The conference is delighted to provide keynote speakers of the calibre of Cr McCubbin and Mr Pidd, particularly as Ian is known to many people in the Wimmera. Barengi Gadjin Land Council will also provide a session at the conference, detailing what is involved when engaging local Indigenous communities in your event. Ms Lowe said that four workshop sessions, conducted by various industry specialists, will focus on environmental, historical, youth and arts and community events.” Registrations for the full day event, which costs $35 per person or $15 for volunteers, are through Wimmera Hub ph (03) 5382 5111. Enquiries on the conference can be directed to Ms Lowe on 0408 811 459. The regional festivals conference is supported by Wimmera HUB, Regional Arts Victoria, the Centre for Adult Learning and councils and organisations throughout the Wimmera.

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at Nhill Library this week 1 The Family Tree by Barbara Delinsky. Quick flick: Dana Clarke has it all — a husband, Hugh, who she adores, a beautiful home in a wealthy area, and a baby on the way. But, when her daughter, Lizzie, is born, what should be the happiest day of her life turns out to be the moment that her world falls apart. Lizzie is beautiful, healthy, and black! Born from two white parents, there are only two possibilities: that a distant relative was of African descent, or that Dana has had an affair. 2 Black Man by Richard Morgan. Quick flick: Genetically engineered alpha males, designed to fight the century’s wars have no wars to fight and are surplus to requirements. And a man bred and designed to fight is a dangerous man to have around in peacetime. Many of them have left for Mars but now one has come back and killed everyone else on the shuttle he returned in. 3 Blood Ties by Sam Hayes. Quick flick: It is January 1992. A baby girl is left alone for a moment long enough for a mother to dash into a shop, and long enough for a child to be taken. Thirteen years later, solicitor Robert Knight’s stepdaughter wins a place at a prestigious London school for the gifted. The only puzzle is his wife Erin’s reaction. Why is she so reluctant to let Ruby go? 4 Crater by Phoenix Connor. Quick flick: Biogeneticists open Pandora’s box by tampering with the genes of several primates, which escape and breed in the California wilderness of Crater. Several years later, Matt Hayden, an expeditionary biologist, is trapped by an earthquake in the remote Californian town during its annual reptile festival. Along with his colleague Clancy Ryan and Dr Lauren Vale, the town’s survivors are thrown into conflict with an arriving horde of hybrid apes, whose intelligence and breeding cycles have been genetically enhanced. 5 Vodka Doesn’t Freeze by Leah Giarratano. Quick flick: When a middle-aged man is brutally murdered in the dunes overlooking a children’s pool, it’s immediately clear to Sergeant Jill Jackson that this was no ordinary victim: someone has stopped a dangerous paedophile in his tracks. Knowing firsthand the impact of such men on their prey, Jill is ambivalent about pursuing the killer, but when more men die - all known to police as child sex offenders - she is forced to face the fact that a serial killer is on the loose. 6 Wolf Totem by Jiang Rong. Quick flick: Beijing intellectual Chen Zhen volunteers to live in a remote nomadic settlement on the border of Inner and Outer Mongolia. There, he discovers life of apparent idyllic simplicity based on an eternal struggle between the wolves and the humans in their fight to survive. 7 Other Country by Stephen Scourfield. Quick flick: Set in the wild and remote country of the Top End, this book tells a uniquely Australian story of land, brothers and blood. With one brother tied to the past and th other straining towards the future, The Ace and Wild Billy are destined to clash as they struggle to overcome the bitter legacy of their brutal father. 8 The Diplomat’s Wife by Pam Jenoff. Quick flick: Surviving the brutality of a Nazi prison camp, Marta Nederman is lucky to have escaped with her life. Recovering from the horror, she meets Paul, an American soldier who gives her hope of a happier future. But their plans to meet in London are dashed when Paul’s plane crashes. Devastated and pregnant, Marta marries Simon, a caring British diplomat, and glimpses the joy that home and family can bring. But her happiness is threatened when she learns of a Communist spy in British intelligence, and that the one person who can expose the traitor is connected to her past.

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Tuesday 30 December 1890 In Memoriam – In loving remembrance of Gilbert McCabe who departed this life 31st December 1885 at Fairview, Moynston, aged 16 years. (Inserted by his loving mother) A correspondent of the ‘Warracknabeal Herald’ describes his visit to Netherby. …The wells of Netherby an private property and an worked by bean pumps…One of them is owned by Mr B. Dretel, a former Murtoa resident, now comfortably established on a first class farm property, adjoining the township of Netherby…The other pump is the property of Messrs Leonard’s and is worked by horse works…the depth of the well is about 180 feet. The township is fortunate, in that it is possessed of a Mechanics Institute and Free Library building, which is filled up with a handsome proscenium, also a plans. Some of the scenes were painted by a local artist, Mr Gl´ck… The Temperance Hotel, we understand, has not been open owning to the death of the former proprietor. We put up at Hankinson’s Hotel – a colonial wine licensed place – and were very comfortably accommodated.

1891 Tuesday 13 January 1891 There was much surprise in Nhill on Friday last when it was learned of the arrest by Senior Constable O’Shannassy of a well-known Winiam farmer Edwin Francis Lawes, on a charge of illegally using a mare, said to be the property of William Harris of Nhill who…gave Lawes into custody. It is said that Lawes lost a mare very similar to the one he was riding when arrested and he assumed it to be his own mare when he found… (At the subsequent trial Edwin F. Lawes was given the benefit of the doubt and discharge.) Friday 23 January 1891 Death: Dignum. On 26th December 1890, at her late residence, ‘Beaufort’ Bangalore India Ada, the beloved wife of Oscar Dignum, and second daughter of Mrs E.H. Bicknell, Nhill. Tuesday 27 January 1891 Death: Enscoe. On the 24 th instant, at Merino, Thomas Frederick, the beloved son of William and the late Agnes Enscoe. A serious accident happened yesterday to Mr. W. Brown of Koker Dam. While engaged in stripping, one of his feet came into contact with the beaters, which tore off his boat, the nails off his toes, and cut the big toe to the bone. On Sunday night the hotel at Gerang Gerung kept by Mrs Rosa Smith was destroyed by fire shortly before midnight, presumably caused by a candle left in a bedroom for a boarder’s convenience. With the exception of a piano and a few kitchen utensils the place and its contents were totally destroyed. Mrs Smith is having a house built opposite the hotel site and she will apply for a transfer of the license to the new building. Tuesday 3 February 1891 Henry James Morris of Yanac-a-Yanac was arrested on warrant on Saturday by Constable Downie, charged with assaulting his wife Caroline Henrietta Morris who stated that last week he beat her unmercifully, tied her hands behind her, chained her legs… (In the Nhill Police Court on 5th February she stated that she had been married 17 years and had six children: her husband was a farmer but the farm had been sold. The Bench found the charge proved, and a fine of £10 was imposed or imprisionment for one month with hard labour in Ararat Gaol, also to enter into bonds – his own and two others – to keep the peace for six months.)

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Last chance to apply for smart water funding

More research and National body to represent men coordination needed

Diseases that transfer REGIONAL Victorians with innovative sustainable water between animals and humans use projects have until Friday 22 August 2008 to submit (zoonotic diseases like Hendra virus) are on the rise. applications for Round 6 Smart Water Fund funding. The Australian Veterinary Smart Water Fund spokesperson, Mr Shaun Cox said that Association (AVA) is calling up to $5 million in funding was available for water for increased research conservation, water recycling, research and development funding and more effective projects and bio-solids management projects. coordination of human and “We’re urging people to think creatively about projects that animal health agencies to help conserve and recycle water in regional Victoria,” Mr Cox said. to deal with these new risks. “Around 70 per cent of new There are two funding streams available for sustainable and re-emerging infectious water use projects: diseases are capable of infecting · Up to $3 million for Victoria-wide urban community both humans and animals,” said Dr Diane Sheehan, and business innovations; Immediate Past President of the · Up to $2 million for research and development into AVA. some of the key challenges facing the water industry. Targeted “We live in a global society, project descriptions that address these challenges are available and with increasing on the Smart Water Fund website. international travel and trade, “These grants can unearth projects that make a real environmental shifts and closer difference to securing sustainable water resources, so I really human and animal contact, we encourage anyone with an innovative water saving idea to get can expect to see these diseases more often. an application pack and apply for a grant today. “The Queensland outbreak of “This investment in research and development increases our Hendra virus is very serious. knowledge base and provides potential new solutions to conserving and protecting our precious water resources,” Mr Twenty years ago we didn’t know this disease existed, so we Cox added. definitely need more research Since it began in 2002, the Smart Water Fund has provided into how to prevent and manage it better. Many other diseases close to $25 million in grants to over 150 projects. like avian influenza and SARS Recently funded regional projects have included: have emerged from animals to · A demonstration project by the Baw Baw Shire Council create health problems in humans. An outbreak of a to recycle greywater for reuse in toilet flushing. zoonotic disease that infects · A water capture project in Berriwillock for use on Australians on a wide scale is sporting and recreational facilities a real possibility. “There is international · Research into the feasibility of reusing water removed from milk products at Longwarry Food Park · An industrial ecology demonstration in the City of Greater Geelong whereby wastewater from Barwon Prison will be diverted to a nearby golf course for irrigation. Other successful regional Smart Water Fund projects include the Ovens & Murray Football League who undertook a water audit, retrofit and environmental education campaign at the 10 clubs within the league. Clubs will be competing against each other based on water savings achieved and will be promoted through a Sustainability Ladder. The Smart Water Fund offers an Advisory Service for community groups and individuals who require guidance and advice in completing their funding application. To access this service contact the Fund on 1800 882 432 or via email advisory@smartwater.com.au or mailto: advisory@smartwater.com.au. For further information or to request an application pack, freecall 1800 882 432, visit www.smartwater.com.au or email info@smartwater.com.au

Smart water funding applications CLOSE Friday 22 August

recognition that human, animal and ecosystem health are all linked. Australia needs to increase funding to research emerging diseases such as Hendra, and consider the development of a cooperative body that coordinates research and delivery across the human and animal health professions. “The existence of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the US is an excellent example of how important this issue is to international governments,” Dr Sheehan said. “There needs to be close coordination between the human and animal health professions and government and non-government sectors. This will help both research into the diseases and our ability to manage an outbreak. “We need to act now, before we are hit with the next big epidemic.”

A new peak body will ensure men’s interests are not forgotten in government policy-making across Australia. In a national teleconference this morning, representatives of leading men’s organisations endorsed the development of a peak men’s body, significantly expanding the activities and coverage of the existing Australasian Men’s Health Forum. Convenor Gary Bryant said women’s interests had been strongly represented in recent years but there was also a need to ensure men’s needs were represented across the board in government decision-making. “Women’s interests have been very well represented and are now taken into account almost as a matter of course by decisionmakers,” Mr Bryant said. “What we have lacked in the past is a unified approach on the issues that affect Australian men and boys. “There have been different organisations representing men’s needs in different functional areas like prostate cancer, suicide prevention, boy’s education and employment issues. “But you can’t divorce the impact of policy on one area from another. “This new national body will promote a holistic approach to men’s needs so that Government and other decision-makers take them into account when developing policy in all areas.” Based on a year of discussions involving more than 70 different groups around Australia, the peak body will draw from the experience and policies of each specialist organisation to provide a coordinated approach to improving the lives of Australian men. Groups represented on the peak body’s steering committee including the Australasian Men’s Health Forum, Men’s Advisory Network, Mensline Australia, the Pathways Foundation, Menslink, the South Australian Men’s Health Alliance, Wheatbelt Men’s Health and the Men’s Health and Information Centre at the University of Western Sydney.

Code of Practice for the Intensive

Lamb Finishing sector

Intensive Lamb Finishing enters a new era The demand for Australian lamb is continuing to rise. Increasing awareness about our environment, animal welfare and the integrity of the food we eat is redefining how market demand influences on-farm production, making accountability and best practice a focal point for the lamb industry. A code of practice for the intensive lamb finishing sector is currently under development which will incorporate the areas of environment, nutrition, design, management, supply chain and animal welfare. San Jolly, Productive Nutrition Pty Ltd, who is developing the code with a committed team across Australia, says she is often asked why we need a code of practice. “It is no longer acceptable to build developments without considering the environmental and animal welfare impacts. Producers and representatives working within the industry currently have no single point of reference to guide them in decisions they make regarding planning of finishing systems or for managing feedlots once they are underway. It is important to raise awareness about the many design aspects that must be considered when setting up a feedlot. It is also important for producers who take care of their operation and who look after the environment to be recognised as complying with industry standards.” Meetings are being held across Australia from late July through August (including locations listed below) to provide information about the development of the Code and to gain feedback from all of the industry including producers, livestock agents, processors, department of agriculture staff, environmental officers or council planners

Nhill Tuesday , Aug 12 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Commercial Hotel To book for a meeting or for further information, please call:

1800 177 735 On-line information and on-line bookings, can be found at:

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Nhill Community News Footy Tipping Round 19 Jim White Jim’s Butchery

Lorna Reichelt Spot Cafe

Geelong Hawthorn Carlton Collingwood Sydney Kangaroos Richmond Essendon

Geelong Hawthorn Carlton Collingwood Sydney Kangaroos Adelaide Essendon

Jim’s team is Richmond

Lorna’s team is Essendon

Andrew Johnston (AJ) Farmer’s Arms Hotel Geelong Hawthorn Port Adelaide St. Kilda Sydney Kangaroos Adelaide West Coast A.J’s team is Melbourne

Geelong Hawthorn Carlton St Kilda Sydney Western Bulldogs Adelaide Essendon

Dulcie Ruge Avonlea

Geelong Hawthorn Carlton St Kilda Sydney WesternBulldogs Adelaide West Coast

Geelong Hawthorn Port Adelaide St Kilda Fremantle Western Bulldogs Adelaide Essendon

Roy’s team is Geelong

Dulcie’s team is Collingwood

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Geelong Carlton Hawthorn Collingwood Fremantle Kangaroos Adelaide West Coast

Geelong Hawthorn Carlton Collingwood Sydney Western Bulldogs Adelaide Essendon

Adrian’s team is Essendon

Rob’s team is Essendon Rob Sherwell Earthly Treasures

Geelong Hawthorn Carlton Collingwood Sydney Western Bulldogs Richmond Essendon

Geelong Hawthorn Carlton Collingwood Sydney Western Bulldogs Richmond Essendon

Rick’s team is Richmond

Rob’s team is Sydney Swans

James Jesic Union Hotel Geelong hawthorn Port Adelaide Collingwood Sydney Western Bulldogs Richmond West Coast Jame’s team is Collingwood Allan King Home Hardware Geelong Hawthorn Carlton St. Kilda Sydney Western Bulldogs Richmond Essendon Allan’s team is Collingwood

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• Road Safety Amendment views about these pieces of Legislation presented (Fatigue Management) Bill Legislation. Anyone wishing to to Parliament. 2008 This Bill will introduce comment can do so by writing Dear Editor: Through the columns of your newspaper I wish to advise the residents of the Lowan electorate of the following pieces of legislation which have been presented to Parliament. • Whistleblowers Protection Amendment bill 2008 This Bill permits the Ombudsman to table a report under section 103 of the Whistleblowers Protection Act 2001 (the Act) that is likely to identify a person against whom a protected disclosure is made when the Ombudsman is of the opinion that disclosure of the identifying information is in the public interest.

Sandy’s team is Richmond

Roy Stehn Avonlea

Rick Shiells Sitting Duck Cafe

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Sandra Bone Sandy’s Treasure’s

Letters to the Editor

Michael Henderson Oliver’s Diner Geelong Hawthorn Carlton St.Kilda Sydney Western Bulldogs Richmond West Coast Michael’s team is Hawthorn Brian Klemm Desert Fringe Geelong Hawthorn Carlton Collingwood Sydney Kangaroos Adleaide Essendon Brian’s team is Essendon

heavy vehicle driver fatigue management reforms developed by the National Transport Commission and approved by the Australian Transport Council. Other Bills presented to Parliament were: • Corrections Amendment Bill 2008 • County Court Amendment (Koori Court) Bill 2008 • Labour & Industry (Repeal) Bill 2008

to me at PO Box 41, HORSHAM 3402 before August 15, 2008.

Yours sincerely, HUGH DELAHUNTY, MP Member for Lowan , Shadow Minister for Sport & Recreation, Youth Affairs and Veterans’ Affairs CORRESPONDENCE TO: Lowan Electorate Office, PO Box 41, HORSHAM VIC 3402 HORSHAM: 114 Firebrace Street, HORSHAM VIC 3400 Copies of the above may be Telephone: (03) 5382 0097 obtained from website: Facsimile: (03) 5381 1177 www.parliament.vic.gov.au. Email: I am keen to receive people’s hugh.delahunty@parliament.vic.gov.au

TRADE PROFILE ORIGINAL DRAFTING SERVICES

ILSA Aschenbrenner (above) is a registered draftsperson, with over fifteen years experience in the industry. “I usually go out to see the customers at first to see the block where they want to build, or for an extension to see the existing house and measure up if necessary.” “Many people just start off with a sketch of what they want, which I then work out into some proportion, usually with a few added female practical suggestions of mine,” says Ilsa. “Once the design is more of a concept, the customers then come to my office to see if it is heading towards what they like, and we then keep working from there till its right.”

AFL Ladder 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

Round 18 Geelong Western Bulldogs Hawthorn Sydney Kangaroos Adelaide St. Kilda Collingwood Brisbane Richmond Carlton Essendon Fremantle Port Adelaide West Coast Melbourne

Gradually Ilsa’s frustration of impracticalities, and often misuse of space in building plans, particularly those her husband had been commissioned to build, quickly drew her to a close working relationship with her husband Dieter. “It’s now a win-win situation, as working closer with my husband’s building company has helped me be aware of minimizing costs to a building design project,” Ilsa commented. Why Dimboola? Ilsa and her husband Dieter had their first experience of Dimboola through their involvement with the Bendigo Community Bank.

Tipping Ladder Round 18 Rob Gersch James Jesic Olivers Roy Stehn Rob Sherwell Jim White Lorna Reichelt Sandra Bone Dulcie Rige Alan King A.J. Brian Klemm Adrian Wargg Rick Shiells

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Dieter’s business, Brenner Homes, was commissioned to design and renovate the building in which the Bendigo Community Bank is now situated. “Having got a taste of the friendly people, and the rat race free lifestyle, we sold up house in pretty Emerald and made the move here to Dimboola mid May,” Ilsa stated. “Hopefully my experience in Melbourne will be of service to people’s needs in the country,” she said. Ilsa still enjoys a good working relationship with many customers in Melbourne, often travelling to Melbourne to see them. ROUND 19

MCG Melbourne vs Geelong Aurora Stadium Hawthorn vs Brisbane Telstra Dome Carlton vs Port Adelaide MCG Collingwood vs St Kilda SCG Sydney vs Fremantle Telstra Dome Kangaroos vs Western Bulldogs AAMI Stadium Adelaide vs Richmond Subico West Coast vs Essendon


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July minimum temperature Highest on record 13.3°c 18th 1897 Highest this month 9.5°c 16th Average this month 3.3°c -0.1°c Long-term average 3.4°c Lowest this month -2.3°c 29th Lowest on record -6.1°c 11th 1904

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Notice is given of a PUBLIC MEETING The Annual General Meeting of the Lorquon Memorial Hall Committee is to be held at the Lorquon Hall on Thursday 14 August 2008, commencing at 7.30pm, and nominations for membership of the Committee are invited. Any member of the public who wishes to nominate for the committee, should contact its Secretary, Ron Lowe, on 5391 0224 before the meeting, or attend the meeting and nominate on the night. At the Annual General Meeting all positions and memberships of the Committee of Management will be declared vacant and members will be elected from nominations received. These names are then submitted to Council. The Committee of Management serves a one-year appointment. Mr John Hicks Chief Executive Officer

Business Nhill AGM Tuesday 12th August 2008 5.30pm Hindmarsh Shire Council Chambers WANTED TO BUY Wanted, old red bricks suitable for paving, broken or whole Ring Linda on 5391 1467 PUBLIC NOTICE

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Finals hopes dashed by Kaniva! The Nhill men’s hockey team ventured to Warracknabeal on Saturday to play against Kaniva for a spot in the final four and the chance to play in the upcoming finals. The team once again called on Ben Smith and the Janetzki boys (Grady & Jack) to make up the numbers as Trevor James was still unavailable due to his “around the world trip” and Mont Miller also unavailable due to his commitments with the “Crusty Demons”. Matches against Kaniva this season have all been closely fought with Kaniva having the edge, winning all previous encounters by the narrowest of margins. The Warracknabeal fields were hard and fast and the game started in a similar fashion with Kaniva making the better of the early running. David Reichelt started the game strongly and regularly cleared the ball from in front of Graeme Jago in goals, his desperate defending a highlight of the game. Kaniva’s hard work was rewarded early in the half when they scored the first goal of the match with a sweet strike into the corner of the net. Jarryd Bendall had another good game and controlled play very well in defence as well as creating some forward moves. He was ably assisted by his two flanks in Ben Smith and Graeme Janetzki who continually thwarted attacks by Kaniva down both of their wings. Nhill fought their way back into the match late in the first half, creating more opportunities through the efforts of Adrian Creek in the centre and Ross Thurlow on the inner.. However the defence of Kaniva held firm and the half ended with Kaniva leading 1-0. Nhill had much more attacking play in the second half and started to look more like scoring. Peter Colbert was providing some good crosses from the left wing and as a result the team was starting to win a few more penalty corners. Ross Thurlow managed a couple of good strikes on goal but was frustrated by some very good goalkeeping and also the upright of the goalpost on one occasion. As the game drew to it conclusion Nhill’s attack on goal became more urgent, but try as they might the forwards could not score an equaliser let alone a match winning goal. The half finished as it had started and Kaniva took the win and a shot at the finals in a few weeks time. Nhill now plays the two top teams in the final two home and away rounds and, while it is still mathematically possible to make the final four, unavailability of key players and a poor goal difference make this unlikely to happen. Umpires votes: 3-Jarryd Bendall, 2-Adrian Creek 1David Reichelt. Next week Nhill play against Warracknabeal Hoops in Horsham at 3.30pm. Players should meet at the Spot Café car park at 2.00pm to carpool.

Judith can still peg them back IGA Basketball Clinics Return To Nhill

Judith Gould (above) was back in form recently when she won the only game for the Kiata Arrows team against the Commercial Hotel at the Commercial Hotel. Kiata Arrows went through to the finals, but lost last Tuesday night to the Farmers Arms team. Judith, who was just filling in for the team on the night, not only had a good

win, but also proved she still had a steady hand for darts after suffering a stroke recently. West Wimmera Darts Association Results for finals week 1, played Tuesday 5th August:1st Semi - Final, Farmers 4 def Kiata 3. 2nd Semi - Final Apex 4 def Commercial 2 12th August Preliminary Final Commercial v Farmers at Apex

Wimmera Hockey Association results from round 15 Juniors: Revengers 4 d Raiders 1. Goals: Revengers, D. Robinson, M. Moloney, M. Hewitt, B. Crafter; Raiders, A. Wallis. Best: Revengers, M. Williamson, M. Moloney, M. Watts, M. Hewitt; Raiders, K. Meyer, L. Wallis, B. Dixon, A. Wallis. Kangaroos 3 d Leopards 1. Goals: Kangaroos, J. Klinge, N. Jorgensen, Michael Pohlner; Leopards, B. Smith. Best: Kangaroos, J. Klinge, N. Jorgensen, Brydon Tischler; Leopards, T. Dent, A. Welsh, J. Janetzki. Warriors 3 d Kookaburras 2. Goals: Warriors, N. Alexander 2, B. Alexander; Kookaburras, J. Keating, C. Halsall. Best: Warriors, N. Alexander, S. Bone, M. Croot; Kookaburras, K. Villis, O. Elsom, J. Keating. Ladder: Kangaroos 52 points, Warriors 42 (goal

difference plus-25), Leopards 42 (plus-21), Raiders 34, Revengers 26, Kookaburras 8, Bombers 6. Women: Highlanders 6 d Yanac Women 0. Goals: Highlanders, J. Zordan 3, R. Creek, C. McFarlane, S. O’Connor. Best: Highlanders, C. McFarlane, K. Ferrier, E. Morrow; Yanac Women, S. Coughlan, M. Jago, J. Ussing. Warrack Women 2 drew with Dimboola Women 2. Goals: Warrack Women, S. Puls 2; Dimboola Women, J. Ross, M. Searle. Best: Warrack Women, A. Argent, L. ArnoldWardle, S. Puls; Dimboola Women, C. Elsom, M. Searle, E. Klinge, J. Ross. Thunderbirds forfeited to Kaniva Women. Ladder: Highlanders 58 points, Dimboola Women 42, Warrack Women 36, Kaniva

Women 20, Yanac Women 16, Thunderbirds 8. Men: Hoops 1 d Dimboola Men 0. Goals: Hoops, B. Peters. Best: Hoops, S. Laverty, S. King, S. Bardell; Dimboola Men, B. Lovett, T. Jorgensen, N. Jorgensen. Kaniva Men 1 d Nhill Men 0. Goals: Kaniva Men, M. McDonald. Best: Kaniva Men, K. Meyer, R. Wallis, M. McDonald; Nhill Men, J. Bendall, A. Creek, D. Reichelt. Tigers 2 drew with Hurricanes 2. Goals: Tigers, A. Clohesy, K. Croot; Hurricanes, A. Dorman, L. Dunn. Best: Tigers, K. Croot, M. Dart, J. Cramer; Hurricanes, W. Hewitt, S. Grose, L. Dunn. Ladder: Tigers 48 points, Hoops 40, Hurricanes 34, Kaniva Men 30, Nhill Men 22, Dimboola Men 6.

Margaret Hamilton startig the promotion for the IGA Basketball Clinic for this year

Nhill, VIC: IGA Basketball Clinic, a highlight last year in Nhill, is once again coming to the area. The following sessions are scheduled: September 22 ages 8 -11 September 23 ages 11-12 September 24 ages 13-17 Clinic is for boys and girls ages 8 - 17 and will operate from 9:00 - 3:00 each day. Due to lack of court space there will only be a maximum of 30 kids each day

Information removed by request The clinic features quality fundamental instruction and specializes in individual attention in all phases of the game of basketball. All participants will learn the skills that will build the foundation for success in basketball. Clinic attendees are organized by age group and will participate in daily skills contests and league games. “I can’t wait to come back to Nhill. Just to see the kids learning and having fun was a reward in itself. It will be great to see some familiar faces and meet some new kids as well. We just want each and every child to be a better person as well as a better player when the clinic is over.” To register for the camp or for more information please call Michelle Robins or email tandmrobins@bigpond.com

WANTED - NEW LISTINGS Due to the volume of our sales in the area recently , we are urgently needing new listings of houses and farmlets in Nhill and surrounding areas. If you are thinking of selling contact us for a free, no obligation appraisal of your property Contact: Ian Davidson Mb: 0417 538 240

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