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Act local, think global world where our servicemen and women serve HIS edition of Dubbo Weekender is a and have served. chunky snapshot of who we are as a region and how far the residents of the From Villers-Bretonneux in France, on the Parkes electorate spill out into the world with Sommes, we have received images from Richties across the globe. ard Serisier who is not only an Aussie living Our views are global, but local issues are inand working in France, but a descendent of grained under our skin because living in rural Dubbo’s founder, Jean Emile Serisier. communities does not lend anonymity to us, as It’s beyond comprehension really to imagine a metropolitan address can. what life in those trenches in France were like. Our neighbour’s issues are ours. We go Drownings were a common cause of death, through everything together not unlike an exapparently. tended family. Some are engaged more than Just as cancer is, in regional New South others but there is an awareness that prevails; Wales, particularly if you’re Indigenous. umbrellas, across all things. Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, Like a family we bicker, we break bread toMP, stood up in parliament this week to push gether, we fight for our lives together (or for the b barrow on a cancer centre for Dubbo. His the right to fight, as the ongoing campaign for words have been rightfully immortalised on a cancer centre in Dubbo illustrates). Facebook and the like for their clear message Our connectedness is strong and though about what our region needs. we’ve made a darned good go bending nature In case you missed it, he said: “ I rise to lend to our whims, there’s a movement to loosen off my support for a cancer centre for western New the shackles a bit and ‘get real’, get back to our South Wales, located at Dubbo. There is a need roots. for an integrated cancer centre, for both diagJohn Ryan’s feature on the carp koi virus and nosis and treatment, for the over 200,000 peothe impact of carp on our river systems, called ple who live in western New South Wales. ‘Carpageddon’, is just one example of fixing “At the moment, those people have to travel mistakes from the past in an attempt to recreto Sydney to have a PET scan for early diagnoate an earlier one; when in this case, there was sis. In this day and age, the life expectancy of no carp and river systems were pristine. people in my electorate is eight years less than It seems our progress works like blinkers on it is for people in the rest of Australia, and we our impact on the environment around us but need to do something to turn that around. it struck me reading John’s piece that we, hu“This area in western New South Wales covmans, are forever trying to fix what’s actually ers communities such as Bourke, Brewarrina not broken. and Walgett, and many of those people will In the case of the planet, which has evolved not travel to the city and are choosing an earit’s systems over billions of years, ly death rather than seek the treathow arrogant are we to think we ment that they need. can improve upon that. “I would like to congratulate the The budget, naturally this week, group in Dubbo who started up a garners attention and Felicity TayFacebook page. They now have lor-Edwards from RDA Orana casts 19,000 followers calling for a canThis area her expert eye over its impact from cer centre in Dubbo. On the weekin western a regional perspective. end, when I was at the Dubbo Show, We have other commentary countless people told me about New South on the budget as well, including their experiences of seeking treatWales covers thoughts from Andrew Meehan, ment, the weeks away from home national director, AntAR, which seeking radiation, the costs of accommunities advocates for Aboriginal and Torcommodation and the time away such as res Straits Islander people. from their children and families. In this day and age it is equitable that Our editor at large, Jen Cowley, Bourke, the people of western New South has spent the last month in the Brewarrina Wales have the same facilities as Northern Territory working with everyone else.” Indigenous communities and her and Walgett, first incredible interview from the “A Cancer Centre for Dubbo Hosand many road appears in this edition. pital” needs your support. Find of those their page on Facebook. The subject of “subs” is in the headlines and Greg Smart shares If you’re wondering what to do people will an interesting yarn with a relo this weekend, you won’t have to not travel to who’s got eyes on the inside of the look far to see the 97 (yes, “97” navy. The $50 billion boon for SA is veteran and vintage cars that are the city and good for building French ties, givin town, gathered for the first time are choosing en the French government has conever in Dubbo, to tour the region. trolling shares in both the compaThey’ll be motoring out to Brockan early ny engaged to build the submarines lehurst and Rawsonville on Friday death rather (DCNS) and its major shareholder, after 1.30pm and from 8.30am electronics systems giant, Thales. than seek the on Saturday, Wongarbon and Wellington. Sally Bryant is back from her treatment leave of absence and her wondrous Another great event putting rewords again grace our pages. gional New South Wales on the that they On the subject of grace. Anzac map. Good job to the Dubbo Anneed. - Mark Day has passed, both here and in tique Auto Club for making it the many locations around the happen. Coulton



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Peter Bartley, Lawrie Donoghue, Judy Jakins and Peter Standford, all Rotary Club of Dubbo Macquarie, sort books for the club’s 7th annual Michael Egan Memorial Book Fair.

Annual book fair fundraiser attracts thousands of titles for sale this month A LMOST 7000 books have been collected for the 7th annual Michael Egan Memorial Book Fair on Saturday, May 14. The one- day fair is run by the Rotary Club of Dubbo Macquarie to provide the community with affordable books and raise money for the Royal Flying Doctor Service Dubbo Base and the Bill Walsh Cancer Centre at Sydney’s Royal North Shore Hospital. Michael Egan, a charter member of the club, was treated at the hospital before his death from cancer in 2007. Club members have been sorting and pricing donated books in a series of working bees since before Christmas. The final working bee was held recently where fair co-ordinator Peter Bartley thanked the public for its support. “It’s incredible how many books keep coming out of the woodwork each year from Dubbo and district households,” he said.

The books range from hardback and paperback novels to autobiographies, cooking, gardening and children’s books. “The children’s books will be “two for $1” as club members are very keen that Dubbo families benefit from the fair,” Mr Bartley said. He said the aeroplane and car enthusiasts would be well catered for at this year’s fair along with cricket fans. “We have an extensive range of biographies of cricketers,” Bartley said.

War and military history buffs should check out the fair as well as readers of cowboy and western novels,” he said. For the third consecutive year the Dubbo Men’s Shed in Victoria Park have supplied book category sign stands to fair . Heavy steel sheets were sourced and then cut out by Bob Boys before being welded into the shape and style required by the Rotary club. The stands are designed to be placed on tables with book category signs in

The one- day fair is run by the Rotary Club of Dubbo Macquarie to provide the community with affordable books and raise money for the Royal Flying Doctor Service Dubbo Base and the Bill Walsh Cancer Centre at Sydney’s Royal North Shore Hospital.

them. There are 20 different book categories. The delivery of stands completes a three year project by the Men’s Shed to supply 20 stands for each category sign. Some of the 20 categories of books include gardening, cooking, crafts / hobbies, war / military, big print, cowboys / westerns, fiction, children, biographies, self help. DIY, transport, sport, religion, humour, Australiana, animals, travel / foreign countries, and romance. Organisers ask that donations of books should now be taken on Friday, May 13, to St Brigid’s Hall in Brisbane Street between 9am and 5pm. Please do not include encyclopaedias, Readers Digest books, magazines or books without their jackets. Entry to the book fair on Saturday, May 14, is by gold coin donation. Doors open from 8am to 4pm, with books heavily discounted in the final hour.

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Clean slate for Nanima BY JOHN RYAN N JOURNALIST

HEN it comes to scenic backgrounds, rolling hills and abundant chirping birdlife, Nanima Village just outside Wellington seems as ideal as it gets. But underneath that natural beauty lies a community facing significant social, economic and environmental problems. Wellington Local Aboriginal Land Council (LALC) CEO Leanne Stanley hopes to help change all that, starting with a clean-up of the village. “We’re about seven kilometres out of town. We’re located just below Wellington’s tip and recycling centre and we often get targeted with illegal dumping,” Stanley said. “People will often go to the tip, find that it’s closed and instead of taking the rubbish home with them again they just continue down the road which is on our land and dump it here.” “We also have a high volume of cars being burnt out on our land – one came out here as a result of a police chase and they tried to push it into the river, which is a huge concern for safety,” she said. She believes cleaning the village up will enable a fresh start all round. “I don’t think anyone wants to live around rubbish. I think people sometimes become disempowered with a feeling of helplessness especially if you put some real time and effort into cleaning things up and keeping the community safe and then outside people come in and set things back to the way they were,” Ms Stanley said. “I’m not saying it’s all outside people, sometimes we have to


take responsibility as well of ensuring that our land’s protected and looked after and that illegal dumping or leaving rubbish around for someone else to pick up after you is not acceptable.” This week locals gathered at the Village’s Dinga Shop to work out how to best tackle the problems of illegal dumping and also residential waste. Leanne Stanley won a small grant from the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) and although it could have paid for a clean-up, she wants to ensure cultural change within the community so the village maintains that status, rather than having to do it all again in a year’s time. “We got a small EPA grant to assist, and I wanted to be wise with it, not just to use it to clean up but to ensure that we make it so when the place is cleaned up that we have systems in place to keep it that way,” Stanley said. So she brought in expert NotFor-Profit group WasteAid. “I made contact with Mark from WasteAid because I’ve seen the great work that they’ve done in other areas and I thought wow, that’s just invaluable and I didn’t want to have to create something new when it’s already been done elsewhere,” Stanley said. “WasteAid are very helpful in sharing knowledge of things that have worked in other com-

munities and also what hasn’t worked so we’re not making those same mistakes here.” Mark Conlon, WasteAid’s Acting CEO, is only too happy to help. “The community is interested in cleaning up their community; wanting to do a whole lot of work in waste management,” Conlon said, pleased so many stakeholders, including community members, want to get involved. “It’s absolutely critical – the great thing about Aboriginal communities is that they all want to fix their communities up, but the issue is most-

ly around organisation and mostly around the assistance they can get and generally they need a catalyst, but once you get those things in place it goes really well in my experience and communities take responsibility and do a great job.” WasteAid is a Not-For-Profit charity which has solid support from the waste industry, and which has a Charter to work with Aboriginal communities in Australia to clean up those communities. “I’ve had a lengthy career and one of the things I like about this is just seeing the change in people’s lives, the

I don’t think anyone wants to live around rubbish. I think people sometimes become disempowered with a feeling of helplessness especially if you put some real time and effort into cleaning things up and keeping the community safe and then outside people come in and set things back to the way they were - Leanne Stanley, Wellington Local Aboriginal Land Council (LALC) CEO

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way in which people engage with community, yeah, it’s really feelgood but it’s great to see Aboriginal people step up and taking control of their own communities and working through issues productively – it’s black and white Australia working together and I really like that,� Conlon said, emphasising the importance of collaboration for all projects of this type. “The days of going it alone are over, there’s just not enough re-

sources for any one organisation to fix the problem. What we’re finding is that we’re leveraging off all sorts of people who are doing different things and if you’ve got a common goal, people come together.� “Today’s a great example, you know, we’ve got NSW Health here, we’ve got Sureway, we’ve got the Murdi Paaki Regional Enterprise Corporation, we’ve got the Wellington Land Council, the Shire Council, Mid Lachlan Hous-

ing and Mid Macquarie Landcare, everyone’s pooling their resources in together, and together we can make a big difference but alone we can’t do much at all.� Leanne Stanley says it’s all about people regaining pride in their community. “One thing that’s very important, I think of it as a core responsibility, is for the protection of our land and culture and that at times can sometimes be distorted, where people forget their

responsibilities as a black person, as an Aboriginal person, to look after country,� Stanley said. “We’re hoping to not only clean-up as part of this project, the clean-up is just the foundation of better things to come.� “We’re also looking to utilising our land that we have at Nanima to generate more employment, social, economic, businesses, to bring some money back into community to provide employment, better living choices.� she said.


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SOOKINGTON FORGET ‘Dubbington’, from now on, in my thoughts, this place will seem like ‘PussyWoosington’. Why do we call our winter sports off when it rains. When I first moved to Dubbo from Victoria in the early 1980s and started playing footy up here I rolled up one morning only to have everyone tell me the game was called off. I thought the opposition must have forfeited and couldn’t believe it when they said council didn’t want people playing when it was so wet, it took them an hour to convince me. It’s not fair on the kids to train and get excited then have the rug pulled from under them when soccer is called off, just glad the Friday night rugby was still on, and that Wello didn’t can the Sunday Junior Wallaroos rugby Gala Day. When we merge, I hope Wello can hold on to the policy of not being sooks about ovals getting a bit muddied up during winter.

ROAD TO SOMEWHERE GREAT to see a bit of sense on local roads. I was gobsmacked a few years back when council staff slipped in a two million dollar hot-tar upgrade of a road to nowhere, Jannali Road in West Dubbo, yet didn’t have any sense of urgency about extending Boundary Road east to link up with Sheraton Road, and zero consultation on spending those Jannali rate-dollars of ours. The community should have a say well up-front as to where the road budget should be spent, and then councillors should debate it in a public manner, this notion of paid council staff deciding where the city’s money is spent is wearing very thin. It’s the people’s money, the councillors are elected by the people to make the important decisions, they should take advice from staff and give direction to them, but the staff shouldn’t be running the show. I see there’s been a backdown of sorts, after public pressure, on the Wheelers Lane railway crossing upgrade debacle. Four months out of action was ridiculous and the six weeks now slated still seems way too long for any competent organisation, but we’ve come to expect that in this place, the best we can expect are incremental improvements. Oh, and by doing it quicker, which in most cities would cost less, ratepayers will now be punished to the tune of an extra 20 percent on top. I bet the Turnbull government wishes it could get away with that sort of highway robbery, they couldn’t even get an extra five percent tacked on to the GST.

Left to right, Member for Parkes Mark Coulton, NBN Customer Liaison Officers Christina Quinn and Michelle Meilak, and Dubbo Mayor Mathew Dickerson during the “NBN Switch On” announcement at the Dubbo Show on Saturday, April 30. PHOTO: DUBBO WEEKENDER/TIM PANKHURST

For anyone wanting the figures, that’s an extra $343,000 for 10 less weeks of work, I’m glad these people aren’t looking after my finances. We need the collective will of the people to rise up and demand a say in how our dollars are spent. DCC has flagged a six million dollar spend and the mayor said they always knew they’d have to push an extension to Boundary Road, my question is why did we waste two million on Jannali for no apparent good reasons, when we knew we needed Boundary through to Sheraton. The Sheraton Road roundabout was made crazily busy when council allowed Bunnings to put in an entrance just past there on Sheraton, despite the fact the original plan called for a highway entrance only, so our city hall just keeps compounding these sorts of problems and the ratepayers are the ones who have to endure the daily suffering. In the UK, 124,109 people voted the name for a new polar research ship to be ‘Boaty McBoatface’ (four times more than the next contender), it’s being hailed as a failure of modern democracy – I maintain it shows the contempt in which modern democracy is held, real people power push-back against plutocracy which has been governing ‘us’ for our own good for far too long. The third bin? Once again the ‘peeple/shee-

ple’ are being told what to do by a few, it’s the job of staff and councillors to present a case to convince ratepayers, not force them into things. Never in the field of human governance have so many been told what to do by so few. I had to laugh at a lady’s posting on the Dubbo Crime Reports page on Facebook. “To the people of Dubbo, you may not class this as a crime but I do, Dubbo City Council is proceeding with the third bin despite not knowing the financial situation with the merger at a cost to Dubbo ratepayers and a lot of people are against it. But why the hell not, after all, it’s not their money”.

workshops as well; what an unfair, uninspiring budget which gives us nothing more than window-dressing when to comes to collecting billions of tax being criminally dodged by multinational corporations. If both parties refused to take bribes, sorry, donations, from these corporate entities, and it was against the law for the senior decision makers to take up cushy jobs with them post-politics as favors returned, these wealthy entities would have no sway over the political processes in this country.


HAD a great, although expensive, four hours at the show. I think they’re a great institution, but so many people this year are saying they won’t go again because the rip-offs we always take into account have gotten completely out of hand. I’m not sure how to fix this, but the greed of sideshow alley will be their undoing. A great effort nevertheless from all the show volunteers and everyone who exhibited over the weekend, and great to see some rain that helped the soil but didn’t deter the crowds. Disclosure: $25 of our bill was spent on five buckets of Bertalli’s magnificent homemade chips, just for me.

MAYBE the DCC financial people should attend a series of workshops being run by the Salvation Army in Dubbo later this month called ‘You’re the Boss’. ‘Become the Boss of your money’ is how they’re being promoted, and it’s all about showing people how to destress about money, changing a money behavior, achieve goals and better skills. They’re free, there are three of them over the last three Saturdays of May, and they’re limited to 20 people. To register, call Rob on 6884 3079, extension 102. Federal treasurer Scott Morrison should go along to these



GREAT publicity gag from the zoo this week with elephants becoming social media hits after stomping a ute load of pumpkins which were discarded after the Dubbo Show. The zoo gets plenty of free publicity locally, but what drives its importance to the city is how many people come to Dubbo to visit because of its appeal, and this sort of thing gets to a huge audience and is the sort of thing people will share with friends if it’s a bit quirky. The fare will be a touch more refined at Dubbo Dream’s May 10 dinner at Lazy River where diners will sample Early Settlement Pioneer’ tucker, it’s the last chance to book so if you want a feed on the riverbank where pioneer Robert Venour Dulhunty first settled, this is your chance.

POLICING NEWS AND VIEWS I SAW some disturbing footage of a police ute turning in front of trucks near Tomingley to chase a dangerous driver this week, it was provided on the site ‘Dashcam Owners of Australia’. Unfortunately for the police involved, thousands of other people saw it too, and what they did, turning literally in front of a fast-moving truck without flashing lights or indicating, looked far more dangerous than the driver they wanted to chase. It was probably a spur of the moment thing, but in hot situa-


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tions cool heads must prevail. In town we’ve had pursuits and house fires along with all the usual rough and tumble, I’ll get back to you if police follow up on the Facebook Crime Reports post and press charges against Dubbo City Council for criminally introducing a third bin that’s not wanted by the people who actually pay the bills. I see Dubbo gets no new police from the latest graduating class, but we have done very well in past allocations. The concerning thing is that the force is losing so many experienced cops and in that job, nothing makes up for that.

NEWS ABOUT THE NEWS FEEL sorry for my former workmates at WIN TV whose futures are up in the air, with that network losing its programming as of July 1. Bungling and incompetence at the highest levels has seen NINE abandon WIN as its regional affiliate and go with Southern Cross. Hopefully Southern Cross will institute regional news bulletins and take up the great staff that are around the country, it should be part of the licensing conditions that properly resourced local news is produced. Both networks have plen-


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PROSTATE CANCER ALTERNATIVE TREATMENT STORY In this week’s Photo News we brought you the remarkable story of an alternative treatment for prostate cancer which was used by Dubbo man Garry Braithwaite. That story was going to told in this edition of Dubbo Weekender but because of space limitations, it will be held over until next week’s newspaper.

ty of excuses for not wanting to spend money on news, but that’s only because successive weak-kneed government’s lacking even five minutes of vision failed to make producing proper news bulletins as part of the requirements to hold a broadcasting licence to print money. When local people owned TV stations, just like newspapers, there was plenty of money for local content, so don’t cry poor to me.

NBN FOR SOME A QUARTER of all Dubbo residents are apparently able to go live on the National Broadband Network this week. This is a pretty confusing issue and many people I talk to are struggling to understand what they have to do about this. We’ve had contractors digging holes and laying lines at least five different times out the front of our south Dubbo house so far, but no-one’s actu-

ally told us what’s happening. All I know is that I’m sick of speaking to India every time I have an internet problem, so will probably go with a provider who actually lives in this region, who apparently fixes things and doesn’t tell fibs about why things aren’t working properly. I’ve been looking into internet speeds and coverage for a long time now and there are solutions which can massively improve things for people who don’t have a prayer of ever seeing fibre optic run past their areas, hopefully we can get the government to listen on this front, they haven’t so far.

COMMUNITY TOOINGS AND FROINGS I’M a huge fan of books, service clubs and Mens Sheds, so when all these things come together it puts me in a happy place. Dubbo Mens Shed has once again built signs for this year’s

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Bill Patrick, Kah Chong, Prasheila Sandil and Emmy Leach attend the “Bright Smiles” trek visit to the Royal Flying Doctor Service, last weekend.

Rotary Club of Dubbo Macquarie Book Fair, which is set to raise money for community works. The books will go on sale at St Brigid’s Church Hall on May 14 and some of the proceeds will be going to the Bill Walsh Cancer Centre in honor of former club

stalwart Michael Egan. While on the subject of mens sheds, how’s this for a stuff-up, and it’s all me. I mentioned in this column last week that Wello’s Mens’ Shed was looking for sulky axles but that’s a long way off the mark as


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Twenty riders visited the RFDS hangar last weekend as part of a four day trek to raise $50,000 for the “Bright Smiles” campaign supporting The Outback Oral Therapy and Health (TOOTH) program, part of the RFDS South Eastern Section’s (RFDS SE) oral health service.

they actually need ‘shafts’, the wooden rails which go either side of the horse. In my ignorance (read arrogance) I assumed that ‘shafts’ meant axles. If anyone can help email me on

and I’ll try to redeem myself. Every two weeks the volunteers from Dubbo Macquarie Bushcare are out on the river and doing good things. Now, anyone who’d like to join in the fun and help, go along and have a cuppa on Sun-

day, May 15, at the Secret Garden Café next to Old Ganarrin Nursery, everyone’s invited to find out what they do.

FINALLY, THE EELS 1. Get rid of the board, fans should march on Parra HQ,

drag out these bosses and string them up by their thumbs (then come to Dubbo and help us out). 2. Retire Watmough; 3. Talk Jarryd Hayne into coming back and playing for free, as his sponsorship deals will net him millions – that would

give us the miracle premiership that’s eluded us for so long; 4. For the above to work, refs boss Tony Archer will have to be sacked and someone who doesn’t so obviously look after the Brisbane Broncos will have to be installed in his place.

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Australian Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison speaks at the despatch box during the delivery of the 2016-17 Federal Budget in the House of Representatives at Parliament House in Canberra, Tuesday, May 3. PHOTO: AAP/MICK TSIKAS


HIS week saw the announcement of the 2016-17 federal budget. So let’s take a look at this year’s budget and what it might mean for our regions. Perhaps one of the most exciting announcements was the plan to deliver “real” work experience for 100,000 young people, helping them to increase their job readiness skills. From April 2017, young people will participate in a process known as PATH (Prepare, Trial, Hire). Firstly, they will receive intensive job readiness training, learning about teamwork, presentation and job hunting skills. They will then participate in 4 to 12 week workplace internships of 15 to 25 hours per week. Employers will be offered subsidies to take on the young interns. The Treasurer said that in 2012, 12 percent of Australian children under 15 were in job-


less families and that we must try new approaches. A number of businesses in the Orana region are offering similar approaches through the Work Inspiration project. The project aims to increase job readiness skills by exposing school students to workplaces, teaching them about real career opportunities and enabling them to form networks with industry leaders. The Government also announced their intention to invest in infrastructure, including an additional $594 million towards the Inland Rail. Increasing efficiency in freight and logistics is a key issue affecting the Orana.

As our region is heavily reliant on agriculture, it is vital that businesses can move their goods to market as efficiently and cost effectively as possible, in order to remain competitive in a global market. The development of the Inland Rail should assist with this. A $2 billion water infrastructure loan facility was announced to help state governments invest in dams, pipelines and aquifer recharge projects. Regional stakeholders have identified water management as the most significant infrastructure issue affecting our region. Agriculture and Water Minister Barnaby Joyce said that the loans will pro-

A $2 billion water infrastructure loan facility was announced to help state governments invest in dams, pipelines and aquifer recharge projects. Regional stakeholders have identified water management as the most significant infrastructure issue affecting our region.

vide a “financial incentive to states to invest in, or cultivate partnerships with the private sector, to construct the vital water infrastructure required to support the growth of our regional economies”. The budget includes a further $9.5 million for Commonwealth grants to help states do feasibility work in order to develop water projects. One of Treasurer Scott Morrison’s opening statements in the budget speech was that this year’s budget contains an “emphasis on the economy’s transition from the mining boom to a stronger, more diverse economy.” He also mentioned earlier this week that “the budget needs to provide impetus in non-mining investment to generate new sources of growth after the mining boom.” Currently, around 90 per cent of all mining activities within NSW are located within a 3.5 hour drive of Dubbo to the north, south, east and west. As the Orana region is heavily reliant on mining as well as agriculture, a focus on attracting non-mining investment should encourage diversification of our regional


Dubbo Weekender | Friday 06.05.2016 to Sunday 08.05.2016 economy, helping to ensure its sustainability into the future. So how will this new business investment be stimulated? One of the main budget inclusions is the 10 year enterprise tax plan consisting of a series of cuts to company tax. From July, the small business tax rate will be lowered to 27.5 per cent. Ninety-five per cent of Orana businesses turn over less than $2 million (REMPLAN, June 2015) which allows them to access the turnover threshold, so this will be welcome news for all small business owners. Phase 2 of the 10-year enterprise tax plan will reduce the 27.5 percent rate for all businesses to 25 per cent at the end of 10 years in 2026-27. The Government will also extend access until June 30 next year to the instant tax write off for equipment purchases of up to $20,000, to businesses with a turnover of less than $10 million. The Treasurer also announced the Government’s continued focus on the Innovation and Science Agenda. “As part of our national innovation and science agenda we are backing co-investment in new spinoffs and start-ups created by Australia’s research institutions, through the CSIRO,” he said. In fact, the Orana is already a region of innovators. Recently, we have seen the development of a pilot plant in Warren for pyrolysisbased tyre recovery, which recently won a Thomas Edison Award for Innovation. Australia’s first carbon neutral transport company can also be found right here in Dubbo. Our region is already ahead of the game in the fields of innovation and science, and a focus on these key areas will provide a solid platform for further innovative business ideas like these. There was also mention of creating more export opportunities through our existing free trade agreements. Again, the Orana region is already doing this. We have recently seen the arrival of the first Korean trainees in our region who are furthering their occupational training in Orana businesses. Our region has been quick to take advantage of opportunities like this which have been made possible through the Korea Australia Free Trade Agreement and other FTAs. There are a number of businesses in the region that have created trade partnerships with China, Japan and Korea just to name some of the recently signed free trade agreements. So how can you find what you’re looking for in the budget? Federal budgets normally consist of around 600 pages of 4 separate budget papers, as well as related materials. If you don’t have the time (or the inclination) to read through all that, we’ve put together a few tips to find the information which might be of most interest to you. Budget deficit or budget surplus? To find out whether the budget is in deficit or surplus, how far “into the red” we are, and how long before we are “back in the black”, see Budget Paper No. 1: Budget Strategy and Outlook, “Statement 1: Budget Overview, Table 1 – Budget Aggregates”. This table shows the estimated budget deficit in

billions of dollars and also as a percentage of GDP. It also indicates the projections for the next 3 financial years. Level of government debt. The figure that you need to look for is the Net Debt, or the sum of all government liabilities minus government financial assets. This can be found in Budget Paper No. 1 in “Statement 10, Table 5”. Similarly, this shows the level of debt in billions of dollars and as a percentage of GDP as well

as the projections over time. Which forms of funding are the greatest revenue sources for the government? The short answer is that income tax is by far the largest source, accounting for around half of revenue. But if you’re after more specific information, try looking in “Statement 4: Revenue, Table 7 Australian Government general government (cash) receipts” in Budget Paper No. 1. Where are our tax dollars spent? This is probably the

main question on taxpayers’ minds. The details can be found in Budget Paper No. 1, “Statement 5: Expenses and Net Capital Investment, Table 3: Estimates of expenses by function”. For specific information on the major government spending areas, see the various tables of “Summaries of expenditure”. For example, in the education summary table you might find a forecast of higher education spending. What about the other 3 pa-


pers? The other papers contain the finer details of the major spending categories identified in Budget Paper No. 1. If there is one key message that the budget has shown us this year, it’s “keep doing what you’re doing”! Our region is already implementing many of the ideas contained in the budget, and our innovative people will ensure that our region continues to lead the way for economic development into the future.




ARPAGEDDON’, ‘CARPE DIEM’, the ease of creating sensational headlines for the proposed release of the Cypranid herpesvirus, and the parliamentary antics of agriculture minister Barnaby Joyce, have tended to overshadow a truly historic announcement. I’d prefer to start my story letting people know what we’ve lost. Many of Australia’s explorers, early settlers and scientists provided detailed descriptions of our western rivers prior to large-scale European settlement and mentioned the amazing clarity of the water. It’s pretty sickening to think that, before we smashed these vital ecosystems, that people could look into the water and see giant Murray Cod swimming around their baits – now you can’t see six inches in front of your face. Explorer John Oxley described the Macquarie River with ‘waters are pure and transparent’, a concept so different from the past 100 years that it’s like he was talking about a different planet. We’ve hammered our rivers since earliest times by dumping European farming practices on to a fragile landscape that was never able to stand up to them.


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Heavy ploughing and the stripping of groundcover has led to massive runoff events which have led to sediments flowing into our inland rivers as the nation’s fertility eroded. In the name of progress we stripped and burnt the huge tracts of four metre high reed beds which had not only kept the water slowed down to prevent erosion, but also acted as effective natural filters which cleaned the water. When the reed beds were chopped down, the water started running unnaturally fast for the Australian inland waterways’ ecology, so instead of soft rounded stream beds, the swifterflowing water created deep V-Channels which lowered the water level so much the natural recharging of the floodplains stopped, effectively dehydrating those areas. On top of all this, the swift flowing drains we’d created began taking more and more of Australia’s topsoil and fertility out to sea via the Murray River, essentially turning our rivers into dirty, cloudy, sediment filled drains – but hey, that’s progress, right? On top of all this shockingly poor public policy, bred by ignorance, arrogance and greed, comes the carp. European Carp were introduced early into Australia but after a few major floods they were everywhere. Growing up on the banks of the Bro-

ken, Goulburn and Murray Rivers in the 1970s, I remember major fishing competitions where just a few native fish were caught, and the carp being dragged in by the thousands. We used to shoot surfaced carp as they floated by. After one flood, where all the native fish knew enough to escape being locked in a depression while floodwaters were retreating, we pitch-forked and netted more than 200 carp in 20 minutes from a tiny hole not much bigger than a dinner table – then it took us an hour, and two broken hand-held mattocks, to dig a big enough hole to bury the bodies. Carp stopped us kids from being able to catch a “yella” belly for brekky, and caused generations to turn their back on our rivers – it took all the joy out of fishing. They dug into the riverbanks and eroded them so much, the trees and grass holding that ecosystem together were forced into a decline and collapse, compounding the problem of nutrient overload and further muddying the waters. The turbidity they caused by bottom-feeding prevented native fish from properly accessing a natural environment to do their thing, and so native fish-stocks declined even more. This is a long way from rivers where

our early explorers could see the fish they were stalking and, as a nation, we must frame any debate about how we fix our rivers based on what the natural ecology was back in those days, and not what our rivers looked like 20 or 30 years ago, which is the maximum timeframe any public debate or government policies look at these days. Now the virus release has been mooted, claims from all sides are ‘flowing’ thick and fast. Parkes MP Mark Coulton has plenty of muddy rivers in his giant patch of north and western NSW, he’s a big fan of letting the virus get to work via the $15 million plan announced in this week’s federal budget, to rid Australia of the pest within the next 30 years. “This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity based on cutting edge biological controls and backed by the best available science,” Mr Coulton said. “Carp have progressively decimated native fish populations across the country and reduced water quality since it became established in Australia’s waterways in the 1960s, including in western NSW. “We’ve seen carp muddy our river systems, uproot vegetation, cause erosion, contribute to algal blooms and drive many species of native fish to the brink of extinction,” he said. He said the negative economic im-


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` It’s estimated that native fish stocks have declined by about 90 percent since European settlement, so it’s ironic that the pest species European Carp have been responsible for so much of the visible environmental destruction in just five decades. pact of carp is $500 million each year, and that they make up 80 to 90 percent of fish biomass in the Murray Darling Basin. “Our current methods of controlling carp, such as trapping and commercial fishing, are expensive and just haven’t worked,” Coulton said. “This plan will be based on the potential release of a biological control agent that only affects carp (Cypranid Herpesvirus 3) by the end of 2018, and will identify other complementary methods needed to meet our aim of eradicating the species within three decades. “We need to ensure the virus is safe, along with developing strategies around the clean-up program and use of harvested carp biomass – with carp biomass in our waterways estimated at between 500,000 and two million tonnes,” he said. Coulton says the plan will focus on minimum impact on carp populations while looking at ways to keep disruption to communities, industries and the environment to a minimum, and extensive stakeholder consultation will be carried out across the electorate so everyone can be involved in the roll out and clean-up processes. To see the extent of the problem, jump on Youtube and look up ‘Carp plague darling river catchment’, uploaded by jaybabo78; if this vision of metric tonnes

of carp all in the same place was replicated across the Murray Darling Basin (MDB), the job of clean-up would require a population more on the magnitude of China’s than Australia’s. It’s going to require an outpouring of community support, with fishing groups, Landcare, Bushcare, service clubs as well as councils and government departments and agencies all banding together, like a Clean Up Australia Day on steroids. So far the CSIRO, Invasive Animals CRC and state based scientists at agencies such as NSW Department of Primary Industries have spent the better part of a decade researching the virus. Inland Waterways Rejuvenation Association president Matt Hansen is sued to galvinise volunteer calls for action on a massive scale, now that work will be tested for the biggest carp clean-out of them all. He says the short term pain will be worth it for the long term gain. “The Koi Herpes Virus is the most exciting thing to happen for the health of the Murray Darling Basin ever,” Hansen said. “Imagine a paddock, infested and inhabited 24/7 by thousands and thousands of rabbits, and within a short period of time 95 percent of them were removed – the paddock would spring back to life, barren areas would have

a chance to recover and the native flora and fauna would once again have a chance to thrive. “It’s exactly the same scenario below the surface of our inland rivers and dams – imagine our streams and rivers flowing much cleaner than they have in decades, and native fish populations thriving and becoming a much more common occurrence,” he said. It’s estimated that native fish stocks have declined by about 90 percent since European settlement, so it’s ironic that the pest species European Carp have been responsible for so much of the visible environmental destruction in just five decades. Hansen says that as long as the scientists are certain that the virus is 100 percent species specific, and that a sound clean-up strategy is in place, to bring it on! That view is seemingly shared by the majority across the nation, but there are skeptics such as University of Sydney Emeritus Professor in public health Simon Chapman. In the interests of disclosure, Chapman has been a fan of ornamental koi fish for about 20 years and is Patron of the Australian Koi Association – they’re the coloured carp-type goldfish. He raises plenty of points that should have been publicly debated during the past five years, but the arrival of reality

TV and the Kardashians has greatly diminished mainstream media’s interest in covering complex issues, no matter how important they are. They include: Concern that no field trials have been conducted, nor seem to be planned; No nation or state in the world has purposefully released this virus; Potential mutations of the virus; Concerns about the safety of community water supplies, infinitesimally small to non-existent Chapman says, but something communities will have to be consulted on; What will we do with piles of dead fish – Chapman points out many of the carp kills will be in remote and/or inaccessible areas; Chapman said he recently visited a friend’s property where a dead koi was rotting on the surface of a pond. “I could smell the single fish 30 metres away on a windless day,” Professor Chapman said. “If the virus is released en masse, thousands upon thousands of carp – many weighing 5kg or more – will die quickly up and downstream from each release point. “When organic matter deluges waterways the oxygen-carrying capacity of the water can be dramatically reduced, causing massive native fish deaths as



has occurred in recent years in the hunter and Richmond Rivers – heavy rains can flush this away but in low rain and drought periods the problem can be catastrophic,” he said. Chapman is also concerned that the carp, known as ecosystem “changers”, may have become such a part of that changed ecosystem that removing them all at once could disrupt the food chain and cause other system collapses. “While feral carp are rightly vilified as pests, they have been in our rivers for many decades and other species have adapted to them with carp fry and young fish eaten by native fish and birds,” Professor Chapman said. ‘Adult carp spawn around 300,000 eggs, although a huge number of those perish or are eaten before and after fertilisation.

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“No modelling has been released on the impact on these native species if up to 90 percent of a major food source suddenly dies – should we be planning a program to reintroduce a native species or do we just sit back and see what happens – are we potentially leaving an ecosystem gap for some other problem to fill’, he said. Susan Lawler is a senior lecturer in ecology, environment and evolution at La Trobe University and welcomes CARPAGEDDON with open arms. She says the piles of dead fish will be the focus of the project other than the release of the virus itself, and is confident the country can handle the mass of mess. On calls to catch the fish and sell them overseas where they’re valued for their taste, she said she sat on a well-

funded committee which had interest from investors wanting to process and freeze the fish for export, but that the mathematics didn’t come close to adding up, it’s just not viable. “The second problem is that any industry relying on carp as a product will not remove carp from our rivers,” Professor Lawler said. “Carp are causing enormous damage to the ecology of rivers and lakes across our continent and fishing alone will never remove enough of them to return those ecosystems to health.” On claims biological controls never work, she points to the success of Myxomatosis and Calicivirus which have decimated the rabbits which once plagued the nation. When people say that it’s dangerous to take so much biomass out of the riv-

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er because other fish could starve, she mentions the anecdotes from assistant water resources minister, senator Anne Rushton, who recalls her grandmother talking about being able to see the bottom of the Murray River. “If you cannot imagine why anybody cares what type of fish are living in our rivers, remember that native Australian fish and plants are not adapted to the muddy rivers we have now,” Professor Lawler said. “Let’s give them a chance to grow and thrive again in an environment more similar to the natural situation.” In other words, let us Seize the Day. Carpe Diem. For more information visit

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ANZAC Dawn Service Villers-Brentonneau ANY Australians made a reputation for themselves in some of the bloodiest battlefields known to warfare, on the Western Front in Europe, in World War One. Revered by the French to this day, Anzac services are commemorated at locations such as Villers-Bretonneau near the Somme battlefields, where some of Dubbo’s Anzac sons fought, and died. These photographs were contributed to Dubbo Weekender Richard Serisier, a descendent of Dubbo’s founder, Jean Emile Serisier.


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Tony Webber is a Dubbo resident and fortunate son (happy mothers’ day mum).

Young, good looks don’t make the man, so why the woman? E’RE making ground. Women are still too often second class citizens, can’t get paid the same for the same work, and objectified and exploited. And when they highlight the fact that the patriarchy has had a pretty good run for, oh, about 100,000 years they are likely to get trolled as ball-breakers by that sad section of masculinity that, ironically, could really use a girlfriend. It might be 2016 and Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau might have said as much in announcing the large number of senior women in his government, but at work when there’s meeting minutes to be taken, or the chairs in the conference room need re-arranging you can bet your cheerleaders pompoms it isn’t the macho, macho manager that’s doing it. And it might be 2016 but when the corporate media pays lip service to women’s issues it is usually the enduring travesty of women being underrepresented on corporate Boards, which, at the risk of sounding like Mark Latham getting his scrotum waxed, must really distress the women who overwhelmingly do the most menial and lowest paid jobs. Even today “feminist” remains a radical way to describe oneself, as if taking the aforementioned issues to heart and holding a level of activist solidarity with the sisterhood- or even a cognisant sympathy – is something to apologise for. Rightwing female media figures routinely disparage “feminazis” as if it is somehow a fascist outrage that arguing against long-lagging equality justifies comparisons with genocidal totalitarians that would never be tolerated in any other forum. And no-one would tell African Americans that the past is beyond contemporary reckoning and therefore discrimination is forgotten. But we forget that women in our country couldn’t get the national vote until 1902 – white women that is. For Aboriginal people of both genders it was 1962. Not bad, even by European standards when you consider Spain (1931), France (1944), Italy (1946), Greece (1952), and


Switzerland (1971) to name a few. The UK granted the national vote to educated women in 1918, but held out for the rest until 1928. Obviously we have made much ground, but it’s still slightly irksome when one of the factors driving opportunity for women remains their youthful good looks. Even those wealthy, influential media figures must still feature high in the attractive stakes, while the men can look like, well, the rest of the population; from Karl to Richo. From successful politicians, newsreaders, celebrities, and sports stars to advertising and movies; where the gender is female the most likely common feature is above-average physical attractiveness. Would Julie Bishop still be around if she looked like Clive Palmer? Meanwhile in all those fields the men range from handsome enough, given all the sun exposure, to having a face straight off a Devil’s Island souvenir tea

towel. Sure the pressure to excel physically is making its grip felt with males, but with the public face of women the rule is all but absolute: attractive definitely, young preferably, half-dressed mostly. I thought I should cover that generalisation with some exceptions but I can’t summon many, as plenty former female news readers can attest.

` Attractive young women still adorn the winner’s podium of men’s sport, ring “girls” break up the boredom between boxing rounds, underdressed cheerleaders distract during footy breaks and wives and girlfriends of male sportsmen are paraded like livestock at awards nights.

There was fanfare of sorts earlier this year when Rebecca Maddern joined AFL’s notoriously sexist and Neanderthal “The Footy Show”, but giving top gigs to gorgeous young women – and good luck to her - when the males can still look ordinary isn’t a victory for equality. Attractive young women still adorn the winner’s podium of men’s sport, ring “girls” break up the boredom between boxing rounds, under-dressed cheerleaders distract during footy breaks and wives and girlfriends of male sportsmen are paraded like livestock at awards nights. We look forward to a day when regardless of economic class, being a woman does not mean further disadvantage, when women don’t tailor travel to avoid predators, and where public images of women can enjoy the same realistic variation as men’s. This Mothers’ Day weekend, spare a thought for the sisterhood.

What’s your ‘saver’ personality: sometime squirreller, superhero or other?


This week’s Federal Budget means most of us have money on the mind at the moment, and some of the decisions in the budget handed down by the Treasurer on Tuesday night may have you wondering if you should be saving more than you spend. Whether or not you can see that thought through may well depend on your “savings personality”, according to new British research from Santander. It revealed there are six different

savings personality types, the most common being the “sometime squirreller”. Around one in three of us fall into this bracket. These are people who do save – but only for special occasions or purchases and do not put money away as often as they would like to. Holidays and cars are the most popular savings goals, followed by unexpected rainy day expenses. After sometime squirrellers, the next most common savings personality is the “superhero saver”.

For a lucky one in four people, putting money away comes as second nature, it seems. Meanwhile, 17 per cent of people are described as “save another dayers”, for whom saving is a great idea – if only they could get around to doing it. Around one in 10 people are “fence sitters” – who do not think about saving at all. And a similar number are “all gone againers” – who blow their money every payday. Around one in 16 people are de-

scribed as a “raver not saver”. They would rather splash out on enjoying themselves than put money away for a rainy day. As a general rule, experts believe it’s a good idea to have money put away that could cover at least three months’ worth of bills in case of an emergency. Some believe six months’ worth of cash should be put aside to be on the safe side. Nearly two-thirds of us admit we have got a shock when we’ve PA checked our bank balance.

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Harmful nonsense Letter to the Editor, May 4, 2016 This Letter to the Editor is in response to the article in the Dubbo Weekender on 29 April “Baird government locks students out of TAFE.” Claims that up to 9,000 students are somehow locked out of TAFE are false and damaging. Two major projects have been implemented by TAFE NSW to address last year’s enrolment issues and TAFE NSW has worked diligently to ensure students are able to enrol in their courses for 2016, action that doesn’t require or involved ‘hit squads.’ Strict new Commonwealth regulations governing VET FEE-HELP now require an additional processing stage but students are enrolling successfully. TAFE NSW has no evidence that graduating students are not able to receive their qualifications because of IT issues. This claim is wrong. Changes to enrolment intakes mean processing occurs throughout the year and teaching staff are being asked to direct students to Customer Services to assist with enrolments and as a result teaching staff are very much focussed on delivering training. Enrolments at TAFE for 2016 are showing very strong growth and it is disappointing that the Opposition resorts to ill-informed attacks on TAFE and that the newspaper did not seek a response from TAFE or my office before publication of such harmful nonsense. John Barilaro, Minister for Skills, Small Business and Regional Development

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Instagram flaw How tech savvy were you at the age of 10? Well, a Finnish boy of the same age found a way to delete written content on Instagram and it earned him a neat $10k. The young lad reported the error earlier this year and was given the grant as part of Facebook’s bug bounty program. The security risk meant he could delete other people’s comments follow-

ing the input of a malicious code. The boy’s father told the media that his twins were fairly prolific at poking holes in seemingly secure websites, but this hack was their biggest to date. Something tells me, that Facebook owes him a lot more, maybe even a job!

Search engine death According to Chinese media, the country is launching an investigation into search engine company Baidu after the death of a student. Wei Zexi, 21, died in April after accusing Baidi of promoting an experimental treatment for his rare form of cancer at a Beijing hospital in it’s search results. The university student used the search engine to find the best place for treatment, and before dying, accused the company of promoting false medi-

cal information and misleading advertising as the treatment started to fail. Baidu’s shares hit a session low and the findings are said to be made public.

Indoor themepark Dubai will welcome a $1 billion indoor theme park in August this year. Set to be the largest in the world at 1.5 million-square-feet, tickets are already on sale. Named IMG Worlds of Adventure, CEO Lennard Otto says ride will have Cartoon Network and Marvel Comics themes. Funseekers can kiss goodbye heat-stroke-inducing cues as the entire park will be weather and temperature controlled. Organisers are expecting a huge 4.5 million guests through the doors in their first year of operation. Although the controversy surrounds worker’s conditions with rumours detailing $2

an hour wages for commercial construction, slaving for up to 12 hours, seven days a week.

Doll confiscated Indonesian Police have confiscated an inflatable sex doll which villagers were mistakenly treating as an angel. A fisherman from the Sulawesi province found the doll in the sea and the village adopted it as a spiritual being. The bizarre discovery was shortly after the rare March solar eclipse, leading the locals to believe the floating companion was of heavenly origin. They dressed her assumingly in far more modest attire than she was used to, including a hijab so I can imagine they felt a little deflated at her departure. All jokes aside, the story is quite endearing.

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Percy Knight: Community champion

As a proud Wiradjuri man, Percy Knight’s life has been devoted to helping “close the gap” for Aboriginal people. From his childhood on the mission at Condobolin, through his days playing Rugby League at elite level and throughout his long and distinguished academic and civic career, the now 60 year old – who is an Associate Lecturer at the University of Sydney and is undertaking his PhD - has never lost sight of his aspiration to make a difference – and now he’s joined the Act-Belong-Commit Community Wellness program to help foster awareness of depression and the need to maintain good mental health throughout our western communities. AS TOLD TO Jen Cowley I grew up in a family of 13 children, raised on the Aboriginal mission at Condobolin, which is now called Willow Bend – we lived just opposite the mission school. The assimilation policy of the time was about getting blackfellas to live like whitefellas so we had to move into town eventually. When I was at the mission school, I broke my leg in three places and my mum had to wheel me nine kilometres to the hospital. The doctors said I’d walk with a limp with the rest of my life – I did limp for a while, but I eventually proved them wrong. Because I went on to play more than 100 first grade games (of Rugby League)! We didn’t have structured games on the mission in those days, but I was born with natural skills and instinct, I guess. And as kids we all walked and ran everywhere – we had loads of energy. On reflection, we probably had all that energy because we had so much sugar. In those days our parents used to have to collect rations from the local police stations – flour, tea and lots of sugar and syrup. This is probably the reason half the population that grew up on Aboriginal missions now suffers from diabetes. A school teacher at the mission school recognised that we had some natural skills, and took us to the local football training in town. We took to it like ducks to water – like it was something we were born to do. Natural talent took me a long way, but I also just really enjoyed playing. The journey to playing for Balmain began by playing first grade for Condobolin at 16, then I moved to Canberra at 18 and I played for East Canberra where the rugby league talent scouts spotted me. I wasn’t the fastest or the best stepper, but I had great instincts. I had a very good brain for rugby league. It was kind of like playing the game in 3D – things just came to me easily and I could see things happening on the field that others couldn’t. While I was playing for the Monaro division, I was playing and working at the Department of Aboriginal Affairs with a bloke called Larry Corrowa, whose nickname was “The Black Flash” – a real rugby league legend. My mentor at the time was the great Charles Perkins – who was very much a sportsman in his own right and loved his sports. It was Charlie who sponsored my trip to play with an English club called Widnes when I was 19. A year after coming home from that trip because of an injury, Larry and I were playing with Monaro and we won the premiership. Then we played in a game against Great Britain and beat them by about 40 points and all the clubs started chasing us. We decided we’d go as a package deal to Balmain. I was the first recipient of the Dally M Medal. The award was established in 1980, and in those days they based it on

the most popular player in each club as voted by the fans. And because Balmain was first alphabetically, I managed to get the first Dally M medal (laughs) after being voted most popular Balmain player. They were sensational years playing with Balmain. Rugby league has been and is a wonderful vehicle to the world for particularly young indigenous youth, and that’s why I’m so happy to be involved with the Act-Belong-Commit Community Wellness program. Social wellbeing and mental health is a real problem in our communities, and when I did my Bachelor of Arts, I majored in health science because I wanted to work in the indigenous health sector, and then I went on to do my masters in applied science. When I grew up on the mission, we had a sharing and caring culture, so through all my work in the public sector and throughout my academic career, I’ve never lost sight of wanting to do something to give back to and help improve our Aboriginal communities. Even at a young age, I thought that if I was to make a name for myself and help my people, I could use football as a vehicle to pursue those aspirations. As my football career was winding up, I realised there was more to be done and that there was life after football. I wanted to do more higher education and to get a real understanding of where the problems (in indigenous communities) are from a policy point of view. Even though the “closing the gap” initiatives are only ten years old, we’ve been trying

to close the gap for two hundred years. Nothing is going to change for Aboriginal people unless we ourselves become motivated. The key to economic independence and self determination – which presupposes the rights of all people to control their own destiny – is that if you want a new beginning you have to make it happen yourself. Throughout my studies, I’ve read a lot about the state of mental health across Aboriginal Australia, and it didn’t paint a pretty picture. Something like 70 per cent of indigenous people suffer some form of mental ill-health – and what concerns me is that they’re suffering in silence, and would only receive the medical help they need if they were in acute crisis. So I was happy to get involved with the Act-Belong-Commit program, because we need to get the message out to all people – indigenous and non-indigenous – that it’s okay to ask for help. I have a large extensive family and I’ve seen mental ill-health in my own family. I became involved with the Act-BelongCommit program through an old friend from my Balmain days, Wayne Wigham – who now works with the Black Dog Institute. I’m looking forward to getting out west to do the Act-Belong-Commit education sessions with Wayne. The more we get the message out to our communities, and say, “It’s okay to be feeling unwell, to feel social and emotional isolation and sickness. People do care about

you, and even if you just talk to someone about it, that will help.” These education sessions also help give people the tools to be able to recognise and help when they see someone else struggling. Education is the key – that’s the tool. It provides the knowledge for people to help each other. The more we can educate people to understand the sickness that is mental health, the more we can help people and the more they can help themselves. The social and emotion health of our people is a major issue, and unfortunately the “closing the gap” strategy hasn’t done a lot to address this. The gaps aren’t closing, they’re getting wider. It’s heartbreaking. When you see friends and colleagues suffering in silence, it’s very difficult – particularly when you don’t have enough knowledge about how to help. This is why the Act-Belong-Commit program is so important, and why I’m so happy to be involved. The Act-Belong-Commit education sessions are FREE and everyone is welcome to attend. They will be held from 6pm in: l Walgett – May 9 at the RSL l Collarenebri – May 10 l Lightning Ridge – May 11 at the Bowling Club l Goodooga – May 12 at the Youth Centre l Bourke – May 16 at the High School l Brewarrina – May 17 at the Central School l For more information, see the ActBelong-Commit (Rural and Remote NSW) Facebook page.

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How should we judge the fairness of this Budget? BY ANDREW MEEHAN NATIONAL DIRECTOR, ANTAR*

S Australians try and make sense of what was announced in the Budget and what it means for them and for the nation, for many, a critical question will be ‘is this a fair budget?’. Certainly the Prime Minister has said many times that fairness would be at the heart of their deliberations in putting together the budget. When decisions get made on where government allocates money and where it will make cuts, there must be some guiding philosophy, and fairness has always been what Australia prides itself on. It therefore makes sense that it guides such important decisions. Many Australians would have been pleased to hear that fairness would be the benchmark on which to judge the Budget. So as the Budget dust starts to settle, how do we judge what is meant by fairness? Surely, it must mean that for those less advantaged, those struggling, the Budget extends a hand to help address that disadvantage. There are many that are being left behind by the modern and ever changing economy and


the international forces influencing it, and the Budget will be judged on how well it addresses their needs. What must be remembered though, is that across every social and economic indicator, one group fair the worst. It’s a group that comprises just 3 per cent of the population – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. If the Budget doesn’t speak to addressing that disadvantage, then it has failed the fairness test. That is, no budget can be fair that doesn’t place Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander disadvantage at the heart of it. We have heard some laudable proclamations and sentiments from the Prime Minister about closing this disadvantage gap between Indigenous and nonIndigenous Australians. But it seems that government has forgotten about its commitments to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Budget, it has failed the most fundamental of all fairness tests. The Budget has not overturned the horrendous budget cuts of the past two budgets and the Government has failed to listen to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people about what needs to be done to address disadvantage. The Prime Minister said earlier

` The shortfalls of investment are in areas that relate to basic rights to health, legal representation, to live free from violence, education, housing, and decent childcare. If you’re making decisions about what to prioritise in a fair budget, surely you wouldn’t privilege company tax breaks over such basic services.

this year that the government’s role was ‘to provide an environment that enables Indigenous leaders to develop local solutions’. This is the right approach, but government hasn’t reinstated the funding it stripped away from the national representative body the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples – a crucial body of advice and partnership that the government should be supporting. In 2014, $534m was cut from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services - frontline services addressing basic needs. This budget hasn’t reinstated that crucial investment to already underfunded services. The Budget has continued the cuts to critical Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services and Aboriginal Child Care Services, it has defunded the national representative body - the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples, and refused to invest the $200m recommended by an independent body the Productivity Commission, as being needed to ensure access to basic legal services and representation. The patent unfairness of this budget in relation to Indigenous Affairs should be a concern for all Australians. It shouldn’t be that hard for a nation that, by

international standards, is one of the wealthiest in the world to solve the disadvantage experienced by just 3 per cent of the population. The shortfalls of investment are in areas that relate to basic rights to health, legal representation, to live free from violence, education, housing, and decent childcare. If you’re making decisions about what to prioritise in a fair budget, surely you wouldn’t privilege company tax breaks over such basic services. It seems that the budget has assigned fairness for those most disadvantaged - the First Peoples of the country - to further uncertainty, grossly inadequate funding for services, continued inequality, and disadvantage. It’s time that government live up to the high ideal that we pride ourselves on as a nation – fairness, reaching out to those in need, and making sure that our fellow Australians aren’t left behind.

*ANTaR is the only incorporated non-Indigenous organisation dedicated solely to supporting the aspirations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and working to educate the wider community, and speak up for justice, rights and respect for Australia’s First Peoples.

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Greg Smart


By his own admission, Greg Smart was born 40 years old and is in training to be a cranky old man. He spends his time avoiding commercial television and bad coffee.

Boondoggle of the century – so far At a family wedding earlier this year, I sat down with my uncle-in-law at the pre-reception drinks. As a retired career navy officer, he seemed the perfect person to ask whether Australia needed 12 new submarines. The reply: “No. The Navy apparently has trouble getting crew for the current six Collins Class submarines, even taking into account the maintenance roster of the submarines, and one or two are usually not operational at any given time. Seems personnel aren’t keen to spend months under the ocean in a cold metal tube. Finding and training enough crew for 12 submarines would seem an impossible task.” So what would the Navy do with 12 submarines? Would they be used to patrol Australia’s coastline? He answered by explaining that the shallow continental shelf surrounding Australia makes patrolling close to the coastline unfeasible. That means they have to patrol past the continental shelf, plus the relatively shallow Timor Sea is also an issue. Surface vessels will always be required to patrol for refugee vessels coming from Indonesia. The other function of a submarine is covert surveillance.Does that mean one these new submarines will park off the coast of China and spy on Beijing, or monitor shipping in the disputed waters of the South China Sea for example?, I asked. “No,” was the answer to that question too. The military super powers spearhead those types of active operations, not Australia. We act in a supporting role to the military of the USA, so it is not in our interests to independently loiter off the coast of North Korea or Russia. Three months after that conversation, and after an “exhaustive competitive evaluation process” of several years to find the constructor, and an “independent and rigorous process” to see how a submarine fits our unique national security requirements (overseen by an Expert Advisory Panel chaired by a former Secretary of the US Navy and peer reviewed by two retired US Navy Admirals), the Federal Government has finally announced it has awarded a $50 billion contract to French company, DCNS, for the construction of the 12 submarines.

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The press conference announcing the building of the submarines was a festival of self congratulation, wrapped in patriotic fervour. Prime Minister Turnbull, Defence Minister Payne and Industry Minister Pyne were all singing from the same song book – Australian jobs building Australian submarines using Australian steel. South Australian Premier Weatherill and Senator Xenophon also joined in the chorus of support for what is described as the “largest and most complex defence acquisition Australia has ever made.”

` It seems incredible how the Australian Government treats On Water and Below Water matters as vote buying exercises, and we just go along for the voyage.

1. MOVIES: What 1989 movie stars a character called “Wild Thing”? 2. GEOGRAPHY: Which two countries occupy the Scandinavian Peninsula? 3. MATH: How do you write the year 2016 in Roman numerals? 4. ANATOMY: What are the small bones of the middle ear called collectively? 5. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: Which company makes the Testarossa sports car?

A cynical person such as me, especially after discussions with uncle-in-law, might be given to thinking “why?” It seems very obvious submarines are not exactly a necessary part of our National Defence Capability so why purchase them at all? And of course it would also be obvious to point out this colossal amount of money could be spent on health and education to the benefit of all. The Future Submarine Program is about securing votes in South Australia. South Australia has traditionally been a manufacturing state. With the collapse of the car building industry and the declining steel industry South Australian jobs are declining. Steel producer Arrium recently went into administration and all motor vehicle manufacturing will cease by the end of 2017. With the employment future of tens of thousands of voters, and subsequently perhaps up to five Coalition MP’s in doubt, for the sake of self preservation the Government accepted the bid that will use the most input from local work-

6. POLITICAL HISTORY: Who was premier of NSW in 1989? 7. MEASUREMENTS: What is the US equivalent of our 0.45 kilograms? 8. LANGUAGE: In the NATO phonetic alphabet, what is the word for the letter “E”? 9. MUSIC: What is the smallest member of the flute family? 10. FAMOUS QUOTATIONS: What 19th-century humourist once said, “A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you

more than you love yourself”? 11. FLASHBACK: Who wrote and released “Living in the Material World”? 12. SPORT: Who is the all-time top scorer for Australia’s national soccer team, the Socceroos? 13. LYRICS: Name the song that contains this lyric: “Deep in my soul, I’ve been so lonely, All of my hopes, fading away, I’ve longed for love, like everyone else does.” ANSWERS: SEE THE PLAY PAGES.

ers and steel suppliers. The Defence Minister’s own media release states that DCNS is our “preferred international partner” and the commencement of the design of the submarine is “subject to discussions on commercial matters.” The government will “work closely with DCNS to identify opportunities for local businesses to integrate into the supply chain.” Translated, this means it is many years before construction begins, but please wait around until a small number of you can be given jobs. And by the way please vote for us in the meantime because as Minister Pyne said “we have worked tirelessly to have the submarines built in South Australia.” It also means the South Australian economy is a major player in the military industrial complex whether South Australians voted to be or not. Several important elements of the Future Submarine Program did not receive any fanfare during this vote buying exercise. Firstly, the first submarine is unlikely to enter service until 2030, and technology will have advanced further on by then. Secondly, twelve submarines can’t be built and delivered at once, and the staggered deliveries will result in the last being completed closer to 2050. By then not only will the technology be antiquated, our fleet of manned submarines will be rendered obsolete by drone-type unmanned submarines. Thirdly, you can guarantee the $50 billion price tag being quoted is merely a round number guesstimate, and will be a fraction of the total cost by the time 2050 rolls around. Which prompts the question: why spend so much government largesse on this epic boondoggle, when just a couple of years ago the government claimed subsidising the existing car manufacturing industry with existing jobs was government welfare that we couldn’t afford? It seems incredible how the Australian Government treats On Water and Below Water matters as vote buying exercises, and we just go along for the voyage. As an unknown tweeter wrote last week - Never has so much been spent for the political benefit of so few.



Sally Bryant

Friday 06.05.2016 to Sunday 08.05.2016 | Dubbo Weekender

Weekender regular Sally Bryant was born with her nose in a book and if no book is available, she finds herself reading Cornflakes packets, road signs and instruction manuals for microwaves. All that information has to go somewhere...

I was hoping for something more than that… DON’T know about you, but personally, I was hoping for something more from this budget. It’s been a bit of a letdown for me, just quietly. I’m a bit glum about it. There was all that lead-up to the big night. Everyone was fluffing around and saying it would be packed with goodies. They were talking about more pocket money, and the chance of better resources. There might be a bigger train set! And perhaps a better doctor’s kit, that would have been nice. And there was even talk that we could be getting a better two-way radio. Now I’m not talking it down completely, there were some interesting bells and whistles in the budget, but nothing as good as what the speculation had led us to believe. Do you remember the lead up to Christmas? Do you remember how the speculation about what might be appearing in your stocking or under the tree? There’s something so magical about any damn thing, when it’s wrapped in shiny glittery paper and it has your name on it. Actually, even new socks and undies have a certain thrill, a certain cachet, until you unwrap them and they cease being a gift and start being just more boring old undies. I feel pretty much the same way about the largesse that’s promised on Budget night. It’s not so much that it is exciting in itself, it’s more about the verve in the delivery of the news. “And, here we go, just for you, here’s some money for Infrastructure!” Oh, Goody. I’m not agin the idea of better infrastructure, and I do understand why people are getting excited about the need for better roads and rail, but it really is the equivalent of a serviceable woollen jumper that you can grow into. Don’t you reckon? There’s not too much of the kewpie dolls and the my little pony in this budget that I can see. That’s a disappointment. I was in Mudgee ‘the other day’. Such a useful phrase that is, and it’s my stock in trade when recounting memories. Particularly given how bad my memory is. I hate the way you look like a fool when you go to tell a story and you get bogged down in worrying about when it actually took place. But, with a sprinkle of the magic of ‘the other day’, you are absolved of any responsibility for accuracy. It’s implicit that the actual date is immaterial, what is important is the vibe, the verve, the essence of what you’re talking about. So, back to this other day, you know, the one when I was in Mudgee. I was on my way through town, to visit friends up


at Murrurundi, and I was on the hunt for gifts of a comestible nature, the sort of largesse one brings when one is having a free holiday by way of lobbing on one’s friends overnight. To catch up. So there I was in the fleshpots of Mudgee, and a right royally fabulous time I had of it, an’ all. I went to see my friends the Cypriot olive and pomegranate growers and bought bottles and bottles of really beautiful oil. And a couple of jars of tapenade, and some fantastic bottled green olives. And my mate the grower chucked in a few pomegranates, just as a bit of a sweetener. And then I went up the road to the tourist trap that sells locally made goodness, and there (wouldn’t you know it) I found some wonderful preserved meats, locally smoked. And I was able to track

down the locally made dark chocolate, the stuff that’s made in a bloke’s back garden, out of cocoa beans he imports himself from Vanuatu. So, I had to get a couple of blocks of that. As you do. And then I went to a purveyor of wine and we negotiated a good price on a couple of pretty handy little local reds. Happy days. I was starting to feel quite flush. Of course, by the time I got to Murrurundi, I realised that I had over catered in the houseguest stakes by a factor of about a dozen. I mean, there’s generous, and then there’s really quite generous and anything beyond that is really a bit creepy. A bit stalky somehow. So I did a bit of drafting, in the boot of my car, and managed to put together a little collection of wonderfulness that didn’t look ridiculously over the top, that

` I’m not agin the idea of better infrastructure, and I do understand why people are getting excited about the need for better roads and rail, but it really is the equivalent of a serviceable woollen jumper that you can grow into. Don’t you reckon?

didn’t look as though I’d come to stay for a week or as though I didn’t think they were capable of feeding me themselves. And the truly best thing about all of this is that I then came home with a ridiculous quantity of quality produce that has now found its way into the general revenue of my pantry. I’m calling it my gift to myself. A friend of mine is posting images in social media, from a book with which he is particularly taken, call “Schottenfreude” by Ben Schott, and it’s affording me the most enormous pleasure. It’s a series of very specific German ‘words’ that sum up some of the important things in life. My favourite so far is ‘Luftfahrtorigaminiedergeschlagenheit’. And apparently that means “The sense of deflation when your diligently folded paper aeroplane beaks immediately to the floor.” You’re welcome. And while we’re on the subject of Germanic precision, did you know how many Germans it takes to change a light bulb? As it happens, I do, courtesy of social media. Only the one, apparently. Because they are efficient and they don’t have humour.


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Have your say on payroll tax concessions for regional business THE Legislative Assembly Committee on Investment, Industry and Regional Development will be inquiring into payroll tax concessions for businesses in regional NSW, Committee chair Kevin Anderson MP has announced. Mr Anderson said the Committee is currently conducting an inquiry into zonal taxation. “This inquiry is examining ways that Government can help to grow regional economies by adjusting taxes. As I travel around country NSW, people tell me that payroll tax is a significant hurdle when trying to grow businesses in regional NSW.” “Businesses in rural and regional areas often face higher costs, particularly in terms of transport and tax concessions are one way to level the playing field for rural and regional NSW. “Jobs growth is important in regional NSW, and everyone benefits from a growing economy. So we need to look at every opportunity in providing an environment for businesses to employ more people and increase productivity. “The Committee is currently inviting submissions from businesses and communities in rural and regional NSW on how to make it easier to operate in regional NSW. A business could either relocate, either in part or whole or start a brand new business. “We will be travelling to regional NSW to take evidence, once all the submissions have been received.” Mr Anderson concluded The closing date for submissions to the inquiry is Friday, June 3, 2016. Further information about the inquiry can be obtained by visiting the Committee’s website at: investmentindustryandregionaldev.


New nbn satellite broadband services launched RESIDENTS living in Western New South Wales (NSW) can begin to connect to affordable, high-speed broadband with the launch of services on nbn’s Sky Muster satellite network. Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has welcomed the official launch of nbn’s commercial Sky Muster broadband service. “This is great news particularly for people in the more rural and remote parts of Western NSW that will finally be able to access high speed internet,” Mr Coulton said. Offering download speeds of up to 25 Megabits per second (Mbps) and upload speeds of up to 5 Mbps, the Sky Muster service will provide a faster online experience for internet users living in regional and remote areas. “The Australian Government has invested $2 billion in two advanced Ka-band satellites and a network of ground stations that make up the Sky Muster service,” Mr Coulton said. “The remoteness of our continent and its islands is

How to get out of comfort zones (see business profit & cash skyrocket) I N business today there are no easy routes to success. Competition is fierce and just opening your doors and seeing how things pan out is purely a thing of the past. As an advisor and accountant, it’s clear to me that the ones who tend to succeed are those who realise that they need to get out of their comfort zone. Here are some tips that are not necessarily easy to achieve, but if you follow them, research shows that you will be more likely to have success in whatever you do.

1. Get out of bed early MOST studies show that your energy and focus are usually at their highest in the early hours of the morning. The early bird catches the worm, as they say. If you have trouble getting out of bed and going straight to a shower, try going to a chair and having a nice of tea or coffee first.

2. Learn to be a public speaker THIS is a skill that very many of us are frightened of but can be an enormous advantage if you can overcome your demons. Being able to talk in front of crowd is a communication skill that can be used for pitching your product or service and their benefits.

They say that once you get up on stage you have effectively crossed to the line of credibility. Of course, what you say will either put you further cross that line or further back onto the other side, but there is no doubt that those who are able to speak in front of a crowd do have an advantage over those who aren’t.

3. Seek data that will provide you with business intel DOING solid research and taking the time to find meaningful data that will give you the edge is quite often too hard for many. Speak to your small business accountant and take the time to get some industry research and apply it to your enterprise. We are starting to see evidence of small businesses do-

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no longer a barrier to broadband connectivity thanks to nbn’s Sky Muster.” Each service requires a professional installation of a new receiver dish and indoor modem. “Many homes and businesses in the Federal electorate of Parkes are still dependent on very basic internet access which makes even online banking or emailing difficult,” Mr Coulton said. “Sky Muster will change all that for many thousands of Australians.” Equal priority will be given to new customers and current nbn Interim Satellite Service users migrating to Sky Muster. Around 5,000 users per month will be connected in the early months of the rollout before scaling up to 10,000 installations per month later this year. More than 600 installers have been fully trained and are forecast to reach on average one to two premises per day due to safety considerations and extended traveling times involved in each installation. An estimated 18,964 homes and businesses in the Federal electorate of Parkes will be eligible to connect to the service as they are outside of nbn’s fixed line and fixed wireless coverage areas. A variety of different broadband plans are available from providers and pricing compares favourably with current international and local commercial satellite and mobile internet plans. The launch of nbn’s commercial satellite services is delivering the Government’s commitment to bring high-speed broadband to rural and regional Australia. For more information on eligibility and retailers visit: or freecall nbn on 1800 687 626.


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M- Must get enough sleep every day. Lack of sleep can cause an impaired immune system. Sleep is one of the key factors that help keeping immune cells healthy that our body needs to fight sickness.

O- Over analysing everything will only lead to stress, so do your best to avoid it. Stress weakens the immune system and can lead to chronic conditions including diabetes, heart disease and even cancer.

U- Understand the importance of getting regular medical check-ups. Visiting the doctor regularly for an annual check-up will keep you updated on the health status of your body. Medical check-ups will show what your body is lacking and help you make an informed decision to address any potential health concern.

R- Remember to eat a healthy diet filled with fruits, veggies and whole grains. cold or flu.

R- Remember to take an immune boosting supplement. Reishi and Shiitake mushrooms are known to enhance immunity and have been used in

Eating the right food with a balance of all essential vitamins and minerals will help keep our immune system strong and healthy. Vitamin supplements should not replace a balanced diet. Use only as directed. Always read the label.

Bakers Delight joint chief executives, Lesley and Roger Gillespie with Christine Nolan, BCNA chief executive (centre).

HEALTH IN BRIEF Mums helping other mums this Mother’s Day

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MOTHER’S DAY is all about mothers, and thousands of mums are forgoing traditional gifts this year to help support a world without breast cancer. The Breast Cancer Institute of Australia (BCIA) has received hundreds of messages of support for all mothers from other mums, their sons, daughters, nieces, husbands and other family and friends in the weeks leading up to Mother’s Day. “Mum doesn’t want for anything but for her family to be well. She has asked for me to donate to support this great cause in lieu of any other gift. Love you Mum!” wrote BCIA supporter Meredith. In return for their special gift, each supporter receives a Mother’s Day card to give to their loved one which acknowledges their donation. The Mother’s Day cards are available online now at, and an e-card option means they can be ordered right up to and during Mother’s Day, and sent immediately to a loved one. “I wish all Mums a beautiful Mother’s Day, and to those fighting – keep fighting we are all behind you. From one mum to another” wrote Karen in her message. “It’s truly heart-warming to see families showing their love for their mum’s and in so doing also supporting researchers to find the next breakthrough in breast cancer treatment and prevention – which would be the best gift for all women”, said BCIA General Manager Julie Callaghan. All profits raised fund clinical trials research conducted by the Australia and New Zealand Breast Cancer Trials Group (ANZBCTG) – Australia’s only independent, collaborative breast cancer clinical trials research group. Support for clinical trials research will

help to get new and promising breast cancer treatments to those who need them. Breast cancer clinical trials are the critical step that proves new treatments and prevention strategies are safe and effective before they are made widely available. Approximately 1 in 8 Australian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer by the time they turn 85 and about 44 women are diagnosed with breast cancer in Australia each day.

Pink Bun for a cause UNTIL Wednesday, May 11, Bakers Delight Dubbo is rolling up their sleeves in the statewide (and ACT) company campaign to help raise $1.5 million for Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) in this year’s Pink Bun campaign. The campaign, now in its 11th year, sees every Bakers Delight bakery across the country donate 100 per cent from the sale of Pink Buns to BCNA to continue its support of Australians affected by breast cancer. Money raised by the Pink Bun Campaign supports essential BCNA services, including the My Journey Kit, an information pack provided to people newly diagnosed with breast cancer. More than 12,000 My Journey Kits are distributed free of charge annually. BCNA’s chief executive Christine Nolan said it was predicted that nearly 16,000 Australians would be diagnosed with breast cancer

this year alone. Every day 43 women in Australia will be told they have breast cancer and 7 will lose their lives to the disease. “Bakers Delight bakeries across the country donate 100 per cent of the Pink Bun sales throughout the Pink Bun Campaign to support the vital work we do and to fund the much needed My Journey Kit,” Christine said. “BCNA’s My Journey Kit, a free resource for people newly diagnosed with breast cancer, reaches over 80 per cent of Australians affected by breast cancer. We want to reach 100 per cent of people diagnosed and our work is not done until we reach everyone. Over the course of the partnership Bakers Delight has raised more than $15 million for BCNA and we are so grateful for this support.” Bakers Delight joint chief executive Lesley Gillespie said more than five million Pink Buns had been baked and sold during the campaign over the past 11 years. “This event is very much part of the Bakers Delight culture and we want to thank all our customers for giving generously to a fantastic cause each year,” she said. “Our bakers and their staff are extremely passionate about Breast Cancer Network Australia and many will hold community events in their local area to raise extra money for the cause. I really encourage people to pop into their local Bakers Delight to see what’s on and buy a Pink Bun in support of Australians affected by breast cancer.”



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Stemming globesity is a clear choice BY CAMILLA BARLOW OW CANCER COUNCIL NSW W

OU’VE probably seen the documentaries, you may have read the books, and chances are that you’re up with the latest in the news. Sugar these days just ain’t as sweet as it used to be. Metaphorically speaking anyway. There has been so much talk in recent months in the media about the introduction of what is being dubbed the #sugarlevy – but more formally known in Australia as an increased ‘tax on sugar-sweetened beverages’. Jamie Oliver, poster boy for the campaign, came out recently in the media pushing the Australian Government to follow in the footsteps of the UK who recently announced they would introduce a tax on soft-drinks from 2018 – that man is unstoppable. But with good reason. Just so we’re clear, ‘sugar-sweetened beverage’ refers to all non-alcoholic water based beverages with added sugar, including sugar-sweetened soft drinks, energy drinks, fruit drink (as opposed to 100% fruit juice), sports drinks and cordial. Given the obesity epidemic the world is currently experiencing (aka ‘globesity’) – these kinds of measures aimed at reducing the consumption of added sugars couldn’t come fast enough. There is a direct link between a high consumption of sugar and obesity – and in a 600ml bottle of soft drink you’ll find around 15 teaspoons of sugar. Soft drink isn’t the only baddy – energy drinks and sports drinks have loads of sugar too – in fact you’ll find six teaspoons of sugar in just 250ml (or 1 cup) of energy drink (plus all the other nas-


ties), and 9 teaspoons of sugar in your standard 600ml sports drink. I am no mathematician – but that’s a lot of unnecessary kilojoules. Obesity, as I’ve spoken about before, is a leading risk factor for type 2 diabetes and heart disease. It’s now linked with 11 different types of cancers including breast, endometrial and bowel, and the latest evidence released last month linking obesity with stomach cancer. And it’s not just obesity we need to worry about as a consequence of consuming high amounts of sugar; tooth decay, stroke, decreased bone density and osteoporosis, fatty liver disease, kidney disease – the list goes on. Here’s a fun fact – just 340ml a day of sugary drink (that’s less than one can a day) can increase your risk of type 2 diabetes of up to 22 percent. Yikes. Tacking a levy on to sugary drinks in my opinion is definitely worth considering. It’s not about taking away people’s choice, which seems to be the biggest public argument against the tax. It’s more about making these products - that are proven to be bad for you - less accessible; particularly for the biggest consumers of sugary drinks (e.g. teenage boys and young men) and those

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6.75kg weight gain in one year THERE ARE ABOUT

16 packs of sugar IN 1 600ML BOTTLE OF REGULAR SOFT DRINK

47% OF CHILDREN The 2007 Australian National Children's Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey found that 47% of children (2 to 16 years of age)

It has been estimated that consuming one can of soft drink per day could lead to a 6.75kg weight gain in one year (if these calories are added to a typical US diet and not offset by reduction in other energy sources)

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who may be sensitive to price rises such as low socioeconomic groups who are also more likely to be overweight/obese and have a higher prevalence of cancer and other lifestyle diseases including diabetes. The argument of ‘choice’ is actually a sound one –if you look at it from another angle, this tax is all about choice. If done properly and with the right public messaging, introducing this tax is about guiding the consumer’s choice towards a better, healthier, cheaper

option (tap water anyone?) which isn’t going to place a significant burden on the Australian health system. For those who choose to continue buying sugary drinks, the tax revenue raised could potentially offset the huge cost of the health burden caused by obesity. If the Government invests these funds straight back into resources, advertising and education around nutrition or helping to make healthy food like fruits and vegeta-

bles cheaper, this could help to reduce obesity levels in our country. Right now Australia is in the top 10 countries per capita of soft drink consumption – and almost two thirds of Australian adults are classified as overweight or obese. Something has to be done – and it’s important that governments explore how food regulation and pricing policies can nudge people in the direction of choices that are better for their health.

Want some good news?

Tobacco and alcohol are two great, real life examples in Australia of how a tax increase, together with effective health messaging – can lead to a decrease in consumption. It’s paramount however that the approach with the tax isn’t exclusive to all others – Cancer Council Australia recommends a range of comprehensive actions to both raise awareness of and reduce exposure to sugary drinks – including: Social media campaigns – supported by Australian governments Restrictions to marketing in children’s sport, activities and event settings Restricting sales of sugar sweetened beverages in schools, government institutions (hospitals would be a great start) and recreational centres There is a lot of wonderful work happening in the world of public health and education around sugar consumption. Rethink Sugary Drink is a terrific partnership between 12 national organisations including Cancer Council, Diabetes Australia, The Heart Foundation, Nutrition Australia to name just a few. Rethink Sugary Drink website has some engaging and entertaining online tools and advertisements which help to show people exactly why buying sugaryladen drinks is a poor life decision - including a calculator which can tell you how far you have to walk in kilometres to burn off a certain drink. Spoiler alert – if you don’t like walking over 3km every day, don’t drink soft drink every day. So then, what’s the right decision when it comes to what beverages we’re guzzling? A hint - we humans are 70 per cent made up of it, and you can find it running free throughout Australia. The choice is clear, isn’t it?



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Dr Cara Doherty

Cactus-inspired skin gives electric cars a spike NSPIRED by the humble cactus, a new type of membrane has the potential to significantly boost the performance of fuel cells and transform the electric vehicle industry. The membrane, developed by scientists from CSIRO and Hanyang University in Korea, has been described in the journal “Nature”. The paper shows that in hot conditions the membrane, which features a water repellent skin, can improve the efficiency of fuel cells by a factor of four. According to CSIRO researcher and co-author Dr Aaron Thornton, the skin works in a similar way to a cactus plant, which thrives by retaining water in harsh and arid environments. “Fuel cells, like the ones used in electric vehicles, generate energy by mixing together simple gases, like hydrogen and oxygen,” Dr Thornton said. “However, in order to maintain performance, proton exchange membrane fuel cells – or PEMFCs – need to stay constantly hydrated. “At the moment this is achieved by placing the cells alongside a radiator, water reservoir and a humidifier. “The downside is that when used in a vehicle, these occupy a large amount of space and consume significant power.” According to CSIRO researcher and co-author Dr Cara Doherty, the team’s new cactus-inspired solution offers an alternative. “A cactus plant has tiny cracks, called stomatal pores, which open at night when it is cool and humid, and close during the day when the conditions are hot and arid. This helps it retain water,” Dr Doherty said.


“This membrane works in a similar way. Water is generated by an electrochemical reaction, which is then regulated through nano-cracks within the skin. “The cracks widen when exposed to humidifying conditions, and close up when it is drier. “This means that fuel cells can remain hydrated without the need for bulky external humidifier equipment. We also found that the skin made the fuel cells up to four times as efficient in hot and dry conditions.” Professor Young Moo Lee from Hanyang University, who led the research, said that this could have major implications for many industries, including the development of electric vehicles. “At the moment, one of the main barriers to the uptake of fuel cell electric vehicles is water management and heat management in fuel cell systems,” Professor Lee said. “This research addresses this hurdle, bringing us a step closer to fuel cell electric vehicles being more widely available. “This technique could also be applied to other existing technologies that require hydrated membranes, including devices for water treatment and gas separation.” The cross-continent team has been working together for over 10 years. For this study, Hanyang University conceived and designed the experiments. Using characterisation and modelling expertise, CSIRO researchers were then able to determine how the membranes behaved under changing humidities.

` This means that fuel cells can remain hydrated without the need for bulky external humidifier equipment. We also found that the skin made the fuel cells up to four times as efficient in hot and dry conditions - Dr Cara Doherty




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Shimmering South Island PHOTO BY PETER BARTLEY Thanks to man about town, Peter Bartley, for contributing this snapshot of a gorgeous vista he encountered on a recent trip to the south island of New Zealand... and Dubbo Weekender agrees, it’s EPIC! “I took it mid morning on a cruise on the TSS Earnslaw on Lake Wakatipu on a steam ship ride from Queenstown to

Walter Peak Farm on Saturday, February 20, 2016,” Peter says. “The shimmering of the sunlight through the clouds onto the water of an almost glassy still lake with the volcanic mountains in the background was just amazing.” Agreed. Thanks for your sharing, Peter.

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The daily grind: Byron burgers are better BY ELLA WALKER T’S never too early for a burger, not even at 10am on a gloomy British Wednesday morning, and especially not when the burger in question is a Byron burger. Gourmet burger chain Byron launched in 2007 in London, and now, just shy of a decade later, there are more than 60 restaurants – and counting – nationwide. The brainwave of burger-obsessed entrepreneur, Tom Byng, in 2011 he brought on board head chef Fred Smith, who was knocking about at The Admiral Codrington pub in Chelsea, creating innovative burgers of his own. Smith now spends most of his time in the test kitchen concocting new Byron specials – he’s the man behind the much-loved Chilli Queen burger – but I dragged him out to show me behind the scenes, and teach me how to make Byron-style burgers from scratch, all in honour of their debut recipe collection, Byron: The Cookbook. “There is no secret to cooking; it’s just lots of simple things done well,” says Smith, explaining how he sees this book as a chance for home cooks to have some fun. “I always see recipes as a guideline.”


So he’s not worried about letting people in on his inventions? “I like to share. A lot of chefs are like, ‘Ooh, secret recipes!’ but it’s like, ‘Come on guys!’” And so, we begin... It turns out, the first thing you need to get your hands on is a meat grinder, because the only way to make a proper hamburger pattie is with pure chuck steak. Step away from the packets of mince, at all costs avoid mixing in an egg, breadcrumbs and crunchy chunks of onion: hamburgers should be pure, freshly-ground beef. And, Smith tells me, you shouldn’t even season it until it hits the grill, or the meat will dry out. “I’ve always loved burgers, I lived in America for a year when I was about eight and that’s possibly where it started, but we are the McDonald’s generation,” he muses, recalling summer spent in New York with a chef friend eating nothing but hamburgers that really caught his imagination. “We spent a couple of days going from place to place, hitting about 10 or 11 joints, and I was just like, ‘Gosh, what’s going on over here? How are we not doing this in London?’” Between finely shredding lettuce and slicing perfect rings of red onion (no

Fred Smith. Photos: PA Photo/Robin Grierson; Quadrille/Martin Poole

more than five rings to a burger is the rule), Smith explains that the most extravagant burger he’s made to date was a gold one. “I was invited to cook backstage for Spandau Ballet. I got some edible gold food colouring spray and sprayed all the burgers gold, which was great fun. They thought I was joking when I said, ‘I’ll cook you guys some gold burgers!’” While there are no gold burgers in the cookbook, all the Byron favourites are in there, alongside courgette fries and big sharing platters of Buffalo wings and nachos. We frazzled some streaky bacon, slathered on some of Byron’s signature sauce, and grilled a perfect, medium cooked pattie, and squashed it all between a softly-toasted bun. It was delicious, even if I do say so myself. You just can’t beat a burger, especially when it’s this unnervingly simple. “Get some good meat, get your fat content about right, and you’ll be fine,” Smith promises. Got the burger bug? Try recreating your own Byron meal at home with one of these recipes...

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Make Mother’s Day last all year long BY ANGELA SHELF MEDEARIS


WANT to give Mum an unusual gift for Mother’s Day this year? Why not give her a subscription for happiness all year long? Giftbox subscriptions can be ordered online, customised and arrive every week, month or quarter. I found some great options online. For the healthy home cook, I discovered a subscription menu plan that focuses on eating healthy. Its fit and healthy menu emphasises proteins and

fresh ingredients, and eliminates nearly all canned foods and starches. Most recipes are adaptable to gluten-free, Paleo or dairy-free diets, and includes a grocery-shopping list. For the healthy snacker I found a gift subscriptions that sends out regular boxes that include eight or more packaged snacks that are “either organic or allnatural, GMO-free, gluten-free or free of artificial junk”. Some of these companies also donate to worthy causes on your behalf. There are options for mums with a sweet tooth, too, one ex-

ample featuring a box of sweet treats like cookies, lollies or chocolate from three different small-batch artisan brands every month, plus a “welcome” box of the most popular treats to start off the gift subscription. You can specialise and order a subscription that sends only chocolate bars. For the global connecter, you can order packages that will arrive full of gourmet items selected by an expert chef. There’s a new country each time. It could be Italian artichoke pate, Brazilian candy, or caramel and cookies from Paris.

MAKING THE HAMBURGERS 1. Grinding the meat

Always grind the meat on the day you intend to use it. Ask your butcher for chuck steak, ground twice through a 4-6mm plate. To mince beef at home, cut the chuck steak into 1cm cubes and place in the freezer for 15-20 minutes to make sure it is very cold beforehand. Good mincing attachments are available for mixers. A small, stand-alone electric mincer is great; an old-school hand mincer will do. 2. Forming the patties

Divide the mince into 180g portions and roll by hand into balls. Place onto squares of greaseproof paper. Take one portion between your palms. Cup the edges of the mince with one hand and push with the other. Turn your hands as you press them together and shape the mince into an even patty about 12cm wide and 1.5cm thick. 3. Chilling

Store the patties separated by squares of greaseproof paper. Wrap and refrigerate for at least one hour before cooking. There are even sites and companies that cater for the sauce, spice and dip lover. Of course, we encourage you to shop around locally first, for local stores that provide similar services. You may even decide to get a local retailer to package up a box of goodies that you can deliver yourself – that not only gives you an excuse to visit your mum, but to see the wonderful look on her face when you arrive with her surprise box of treats! If you do prefer a “do-it-yourself” gift box, another idea it to give Mum a casserole that you make yourself? Try my recipe



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CHILLI QUEEN BURGER (Makes 4) 1tsp olive oil 4 long green chillies sliced 4 x 180g hamburgers 4 buns, halved 1/4 iceberg lettuce, finely shredded 8 slices of American cheese, roughly the same size as the hamburgers 4 gherkins quartered lengthways into spears For the Chipotle Mayo: 90g chipotle in adobo sauce (many larger supermarkets will have a version of this) 170g mayonnaise 40g tomato ketchup 1. Preheat the grill to high. 2. Add the olive oil to a small saucepan over a medium heat. Once hot, add the sliced chillies and cook for two minutes â&#x20AC;&#x201C; they should be only very lightly cooked and still crunchy. 3. Cook the hamburgers to your liking, and meanwhile, toast or grill the cut sides of the buns. 4. To make the sauce, blend all the Chipotle Mayo ingredients in a food processor, or using a stick blender, for at least one minute until smooth. 5. Place the shredded lettuce on the bottom halves of the buns. Add a spoonful of the Chipotle Mayo to the top halves of the buns and place another spoonful on top of the shredded lettuce. 6. When the hamburgers are cooked, transfer to a small roasting tray. Top each hamburger with the fried chillies, followed by two slices of cheese, making sure the chillies are covered. Place under the hot grill on the highest shelf. Watch carefully and remove the tray from under the grill as soon as the cheese has melted. 7. Carefully place the hamburgers onto the bottom halves of the buns and bring the two halves together. Serve with a gherkin spear on the side.

CLASSIC BURGER (Makes 4) 4 x 180g hamburgers 4 buns halved 100g mayonnaise 4 leaves of lettuce 1/2 beef tomato, cut into 5mm thick slices 1 small red onion, peeled and cut into 2mm thick rings 4 gherkins quartered lengthways into spears 1. Cook the hamburgers to your liking. Meanwhile, toast or grill the cut sides of the buns. 2. Spread the mayonnaise evenly over the top halves of the buns. Place one lettuce leaf on top of the mayonnaise, and then add a slice of tomato. Separate the onion into rings and place five of these on top of the tomato. 3. Once the hamburgers are cooked, carefully place them onto the bottom halves of the buns. 4. Holding on to the lettuce, tomato and onion rings, bring the two halves together. Serve with a gherkin spear on the side.


Byron: The Cookbook by Tom Byng and Fred Smith, photography copyright Martin Poole, is published in hardcover by Quadrille.

for Chicken Tetrazzini with Spring Peas Casserole, and give your Mum a night off from the kitchen.

CHICKEN TETRAZZINI WITH SPRING PEAS CASSEROLE 1 (200g) package vermicelli 1 tablespoon olive or vegetable oil 1/2 cup fresh, sliced shiitake, Portobello, cremini (or porcini) mushrooms 85g finely chopped prosciutto 3 cups chopped cooked chicken 1/2 cup (113g) shredded Parmesan cheese 2 cups Alfredo and Parsley sauce (recipe follows) 3/4 cup chicken broth 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

BYRON BURGER (Makes 4) 4 x 180g hamburgers 4 buns, halved 1/4 iceberg lettuce, finely shredded 1/2 beef tomato, cut into 5mm thick slices 1 small red onion, peeled and cut into 2mm thick rings 4 slices of cheddar cheese, roughly the same size as the hamburgers 8 slices of crispy smoked streaky bacon 4 gherkins quartered lengthways into spears For the Byron Sauce: 150g mayonnaise 75g tomato ketchup 35g pickled gherkins, drained Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper 1. Preheat the grill to high. 2. To make the Byron Sauce, in a medium bowl, mix the mayonnaise and ketchup. Very finely chop the drained gherkins and add to the bowl with a pinch of salt and pepper. Mix until everything is evenly distributed. Taste and adjust the seasoning if necessary. 3. Cook the hamburgers to your liking, and meanwhile, toast or grill the cut sides of the buns. Spread the Byron Sauce evenly over the top halves of the buns. 4. Place the shredded lettuce on the bottom halves of the buns and add a slice of tomato. Place five onion rings on top of each tomato. 5. When the hamburgers are cooked, transfer them to a small roasting tray. Top each one with a slice of Cheddar and two slices of bacon. Place under the hot grill on the highest shelf. Watch carefully and remove the tray from under the grill as soon as the cheese has melted. 6. Carefully place the hamburgers onto the bottom halves of the buns and bring the two halves together. Serve with a gherkin spear on the side.

1 cup fresh or frozen baby English peas, thawed 1/2 cup slivered almonds Alfredo and Parsley Sauce 1/2 cup butter (1 stick) 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/8 teaspoon grated nutmeg 18 teaspoon cayenne pepper 2 cups heavy cream 2 cups grated Parmesan cheese 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley 1. To make sauce: Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium low heat. Add garlic, nutmeg and cayenne pepper. Add cream and simmer for 5 minutes, then add cheese and whisk quickly, heating through. Stir in parsley, and set aside. Makes 2 cups.

2. Heat oven to 175C/350F. Prepare pasta according to package directions. 3. Heat oil in a large pan over high heat. SautĂŠ mushrooms in oil 3 minutes. Add prosciutto and cook until crisp, about 3 to 4 minutes. 4. Stir in chicken, 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, the Alfredo and Parsley sauce, chicken broth, salt and pepper until well-combined. Stir in the peas and pasta. 5. Spoon mixture into a lightly greased 11-by-7-inch baking dish. Sprinkle with almonds and remaining 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese. Bake for 35 minutes or until bubbly. (Serves 6)



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Mini masters of the


O pressure parents, but your children secretly have big dreams when it comes to their bedrooms. If they could wave a magic wand, they’d be kitted out with tree houses, Narnia-style wardrobes, a slide, swing and a stage – and that’s just for starters. According to research by Dulux, they’d also love a pirate ship, a space rocket or a jungle, and a glass ceiling and a trapdoor. Granted, most of that ‘wish list’ is probably beyond the average parent’s budget, but while you may not be able to pander to all their whims, one wish is certainly possible – involving them in choosing their room’s decor, so the space truly feels like their own little kingdom. That doesn’t mean you have to let them loose with a paint pot and brush; just let them give their opinions on a colour scheme and theme. “Helping choose and inf lu-


ence the decor for their room is a special experience for a child. Our research discovered they regard it as the second most important milestone after a big, memorable birthday party,” says Marianne Shillingford, creative director for Dulux, who’s conjured easy-to-achieve playful schemes to appeal to youngsters. “Interestingly, if kids have a say in what their room looks like, they’re more likely to spend time in it. Just as an adult bedroom should be a sanctuary, so should a child’s, and it also needs to be a place where they can relax and their imaginations can take flight.” UP IN THE CLOUDS Send their spirits soaring, with an up-in-the-clouds bedroom. “This dreamy, blue skies theme captures the mood of an endless summer holiday,” says Shillingford. “Fluffy clouds drift in a sky of warm sky blue, a colour which has the magical quality of looking equally beautiful during the day and night. “Clouds are a wonderful feature because they instantly dissolve the walls of a room and allow the imagination to create endless worlds above which they float.

“Once the walls are painted blue, simply add the cloud detail. You don’t have to be precise, as clouds come in all shapes and sizes, but chalking out rough shapes will help, so you have a guide when you apply the white. Then use a small sponge to apply soft grey tones to make the edges visually soft – just like the real thing.” OUTER SPACE Shoot for the stars, with a room which explores farflung galaxies. “Creating a space theme captures the boundless possibility of exploration,” says Shillingford. “Making the cosmos come to life looks stunning, and yet is ridiculously easy to achieve. The most difficult thing can be taking a giant leap to paint walls black – but don’t abort the mission, trust me, your bravery will pay off! “Create the solar system by simply spattering thinned emulsion tester pot colours, from deep blue to white, over a black background. The wonderful cloudy shaped star systems literally appear from the end of the brush as if by magic. “Deep colours in a bedroom have a magical quality that aids restful-

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Turn a mini notebook into a mum’s day gift BY DONNA ERICKSON


THINK of all the times you need a little notebook: to jot down an inspiring quote, the name of a must-see movie, an appointment and all things in between. But wait; it’s 2016. Isn’t that what memo apps on smartphones are for? Where reminders and inspirational “aha” moments go up to the Cloud and back to save us from our “I forgots”? Sure, I use that techy function, but I still like my little notebook, and I carry it just about everywhere I go. It’s a place where I write to me. Mini notebooks with added flourish can be an economical, easy-to-craft gift for kids to give to Mum, Grandmother or a special aunt on Mother’s Day. Using everyday items, dec-

orate the cover of a standard tablet or mini composition notebook, and make it special. Here’s what you need: – 1 small, inexpensive notebook or spiralbound tablet approximately 4.5 inches by 3.25 inches – Leftover attractive wallpaper, gift-wrap or scrapbooking papers. I used the lovely patterned paper from the portfolio “Pretty Paper Parties” by Vana Chupp (Chronicle Books) – Old or mismatched costume jewellery pieces, such as loop earrings, beads, rhinestones, etc. – Narrow, pretty ribbon and other decorative craft supplies – Small alphabet letter stamps and stamp pad (optional) – Scissors – Craft glue Here’s the fun:

1. Cut the paper to fit the front and back covers of the tablet and glue it in place. Trim the outside corners, if necessary. 2. On a sheet of plain paper, use the stamps to stamp out “MUM,” or write it by hand, or find a favourite font and print it on a computer. 3. Decorate the cover with crafty odds and ends. Cut out “MUM” from the sheet of paper and glue it on the cover. A repurposed lightweight hoop earring glued around the name makes a clever “frame”. 4. Tie a contrasting ribbon around the left side of the cover next to the binding or spiral. Add trinkets, charms or beads as you tie it together. Extra idea: Decorate more mini notebooks for gifts to teachers, and use them as mini-journals and logs for nature finds and discoveries.


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Memory Balloon ceiling lights

ness, and blue is both calming and receding, which means the space appears bigger.” JOIN THE CIRCUS Roll up, roll up for a playful, colourful ‘big top’ room, where your child’s the ringmaster. “Red and white combinations in a decorating scheme are like a visual sweet shop,” says Shillingford. “And fun, bold, bright stripes of colour instantly conjure excitement. “The effect is achieved with stuff that’s easy to get hold of: string, coloured chalk, cardboard, masking tape and red paint. Decide on the position of the red stripes of the big top using string, taken from a central point like an overhead light, and then mark out the shape of the red bands using masking tape. “The secret to success is avoiding too much clutter in the furnishings, accessories and artwork – allow the imagination to fill the space.”

Babar elephant table

z “Baking soda is good for so many uses in the home – especially the kitchen. Here’s BY JOANN DERSON another you might not have considered: If you have a z You can keep little office glass-top range, fill an empty items like paperclips, push Parmesan cheese container pins, etc., organised in a (the shaker kind, with large drawer by using an ice-cube tray. It makes a great organiser holes) with baking soda to for different sizes of nails, too. keep by the stove. Use the baking soda to clean burnedz When shopping around for on spills with a damp sponge. electronic equipment – espeIf you have a pan fire, it’s a cially computer-related items great way to put that out, too.” and such – make sure you – Contributed by R.E. factor in the cost of necessary accessories. Many products z When choosing your don’t come with all the cords, campsite, here are some helpbatteries, memory chips, etc., ful things to note: The wind that you’ll need. Oftentimes, direction, so that you aren’t these can make a big differdownwind of a neighbouring ence in what seems like a site’s fire; where the sun will really good deal. rise and set, so that you can be


prepared for the early morning light and enjoy the sunset; and whether there are any healthy trees affording some cover, in case of a rainstorm. z “I love chocolate-covered popcorn, but it goes stale quickly and is pretty costly. Now I make my own. Line a tray or cookie sheet with parchment paper. Pop about 6 cups of popcorn, and season with salt and butter to your liking. Then melt 1/2 cup of chocolate chips in the microwave. Toss the popcorn and the melted chocolate together in a large bowl, and arrange on the parchment. Refrigerate for 30 minutes and break into pieces. Enjoy!” – Contributed by C.E.



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Aged care facility celebrates expansion INTYRE Living residents and staff members joined Minister for Ageing, John Ajaka, in April to officially open the Dubbo retirement village’s new Country Club. Kintyre Living’s chief executive officer, Nick Carter, said the Country Club would be the centrepiece of the village. “Retirement living is about being active and being involved in the community,” Mr Carter said. “Our residents have shaped Kintyre Living as a vibrant place to live. They run the library, organise barbecue days, drive the village bus and collect mail for other residents who are away travelling the world”. The Country Club has an indoor heated swimming pool, a bowling green, a half tennis court, a gym, a lounge area with a fireplace, a large multi-purpose room with a cinema screen, a library and internet cafe, barbecue entertaining areas, a kitchen and bar, an alfresco area, a dining area and consulting rooms for visiting services such as hairdressers or doctors. Village residents can choose from homes with one, two or three bedrooms in a rural setting minutes from the Dubbo CBD. Shared facilities include a workshop, vehicle wash facilities, caravan parking, community garden, hen house, a twelve-seater bus and the Country Club. The jewel in Dubbo’s retirement living crown, Kintyre Living has provided retirement living for nearly a


decade and is operated by the Tulich family which has a significant presence in retirement living and aged care in NSW. Tulich family representative and member of Kintyre Living’s executive management team, Bianca Tulich, said the family manages more than 350 independent living units and 250 aged care beds, with another 250 independent living units and 220 aged care beds in the pipeline. “Across NSW our 200 staff members support us in offering ageing with choice for our residents in co-located retirement living and aged care. “During construction we’ve employed 150 people, and upon completion we’ll have 50 staff members working at Kintyre Living,” she said. Building work continues on Stage 7 of the retirement village, with construction of this stage injecting $3 million into the local community. The Kintyre Living aim of ageing with choice doesn’t stop there. CEO, Nick Carter, said Kintyre Living has approval for an 80 bed residential care facility. “With construction to start in 2016, the facility will offer a combination of high care, low care, dementia care and in-home care,” he said. “The 16 residents receiving dementia care will live in their own dedicated wing.” Construction of the aged care facility will cost $15 million.

Kintyre VIPs exploring the Country Club

Unveiling of the Plaque

Minister of Ageing, John Ajaka

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Joy and Ted Austin and Julie O’Sullivan

Ron Weate, Bryan O’Sullivan, Gary Huggins, Doug and Robyn Glass

Ann Austin, Joy Austin, Sharon Heydon, Judy Potter, Neredith Huggins





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Wat totodo What doininChiang Chiang Mai Mai

The Naga stairway at Doi Suthep temple. Photos: PA Photo; Katie Wright

BY KATIE WRIGHT OST people heading to Thailand usually arrive in Bangkok and promptly board a plane south in search of sandy shores and blue seas. But just an hour’s flight north of the capital is an exciting city-break destination worth seeking out. Once the heart of the ancient Lanna kingdom, Chiang Mai is home to a mix of stunning mountainous scenery, historic sights and tasty cuisine. The square, walled old town is packed with temples or ‘wats’, but the most impressive one of all is found at the end of an incredibly snaky drive up a neighbouring hillside, followed by a short, steep funicular ride. Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep was built here because it’s believed this is where a white elephant carrying some of Buddha’s ashes chose to stop some 600 years ago. I climb the 300-plus steps of the temple’s Naga stairway, although sadly I’m unable to test the legend that if a betrothed couple walk up the stairs silently together and count the same number of steps, their love will last forever. Against a backdrop of buzzing cicadas, the wat’s hilltop complex echoes with the clanging of bells – rung for good luck – that surround the ornate golden-roofed main temple. Back at sea-level, the old town is small enough to walk around, but for journeys further afield, you’ve got to try Chiang Mai’s unique method of transport – the bright red ‘songthaew’ trucks that seat about 10 across two rows. Flag one down and, if it’s already got passengers, see if they’re going in the right direction, then barter until you’re happy with the price. Most journeys shouldn’t cost more than 20 baht per person (less than 80c). Thailand’s famous tuktuks are slightly more expensive, but careering wildly through the streets on these surprisingly speedy three-wheelers is a whole lot of fun and should be experienced at least once. It’s a tuktuk that delivers me to a bend on the Ping river, where the city’s best nightlife is said to be found. The Good View and Riverside bars are where young Chiang Maians head to let off steam and sink a few Chang beers while dancing to live music, but for something a little more sedate, Deck 1 offers cocktails on a pretty terrace overlooking the river. For late-night eats, you’re never far from a street-side vendor, and you may be relieved to learn that northern provincial food tends to be a little less spicy than other regions. But, as with everything in this vibrant city, it’s no


less flavoursome. WHERE TO STAY :: Tamarind Village, Nestled in the middle of Chiang Mai’s bustling old town, Tamarind Village is built around the huge 200-year-old tree after which it’s named. The wide leafy canopy provides much needed shade and seclu-

The grounds at Tamarind Village

sion. Faithful to the traditional northern Lanna style, the boutique property’s 46 rooms are spread over a series of two-storied ivory buildings with dark, sloping roofs. The decor, too, reflects the local area: lacquered rattan and tribal furnishings sit comfortably alongside polished floors and contemporary pieces – a chic mix of heritage and elegance. With its own swimming


Dubbo Weekender | Friday 06.05.2016 to Sunday 08.05.2016 pool, spa and restaurant offering Thai classics and international cuisine, the Village has plenty to keep you occupied. WHERE TO EAT :: The Service 1921, the-service-1921-restaurant-bar/ People tend to eat early in Thailand, with kitchens commonly closing not long after 9pm, but street-food stalls can be found dishing out specialities like pad krapao (spicy ground pork stir fried with holy basil) around the clock.

In search of something a little more refined? Head to the Anantara resort, where you’ll find the colonial house that was once Chiang Mai’s British Consulate. Inspired by the property’s heritage, The Service 1921 restaurant has an old school espionage vibe and private dining ‘war room’ concealed behind a bookcase. WHAT TO DO :: Chiang Mai’s night bazaar is a shopaholic’s dream, but the best bargains can be found at the weekend market, which starts at the Tha Phae Gate and runs approximately 1km down Ratchadamnoen Road. The


weekend traders offer many of the same wares as the more famous nightly marketplace – handicrafts, jewellery, locally made silk clothing, designer knock-offs and every elephant themed trinket you can imagine – but at better prices. Bartering is encouraged (unless prices are displayed), but if you start with the view that everyone is trying to rip you off, you’ll get stressed very quickly. You can still strike a good deal while remaining calm – in fact, it helps. This is the Land of Smiles after all. :: Katie Wright was a guest of Hayes and Jarvis.

The outdoor seating at the Service 1921 restaurant at the Anantara Chiang Mai resort.

The inside of Wat Chedee Luang.

The Lanna Room at Tamarind Village.

Wat Plai Laem, Koh Samui

Patience pays off for WA truffle venture BY MAUREEN DETTRE

ELLA the black Labrador is hunting truffles. Within seconds she’s pawing the ground, indicating there’s a truffle embedded in the soil, waiting to be dug up. She makes it look easy, but growing truffles is a tricky business – and lucrative, if you are patient. Bella works at The Truffle & Wine Company in Manjimup in Western Australia, a region that has turned the elite truffle industry on its head by producing some of the world’s best black gourmet treasures. Truffles are a rare and expensive delicacy, edible fungi highly prized by elite chefs all over the world for their unique musty, garlicky, nutty flavour. They have traditionally grown wild in the forests of Europe, supported by oak trees, but most are now cultivated by inoculating the roots of host trees with truffle spores so the fungus forms a symbiotic relationship with the roots of the host tree. Producing truffles involves more science than most agriculture – which is why the brains behind the WA company, Dr Nick Malajczuk, is a CSIRO scientist who studied soil. In 1997 he identified Manjimup as an ideal area, found investors, bought 53 hectares and imported spores from Europe to introduce to the roots of 13,000 oak and hazel trees. It was six long years before they found the first truffle. It weighed 168 grams, was worth $500 – the first truffle found on the Australian mainland. “It’s not a get-rich-quick scheme,” explains Deborah McLaren, the Truffle & Wine Co tour guide. By 2004 the company was producing 4-5kg per annum, and that’s steadily risen to about 4-5 tonnes.


Although in Europe pigs have traditionally been used to unearth the black treasure, dogs are used in Australia because they can be trained not to claw at the prized find. “Chefs don’t like that,” McLaren said. Labradors are used because they are natural retrievers, very motivated by food, but can take up to three years to be fully trained. These days the Truffle & Wine Company is the biggest truffle producer in WA, producing about 60 per cent of the state’s truffles. In turn, WA produces 70 per cent of Australia’s truffles and Australia now produces 10 per cent of the world’s truffles. Truffle & Co is now the biggest producer in the southern hemisphere and the biggest single truffle producer in the world. “There’s something magical about this little pocket in the southwest. We’ve got very fertile soils that the truffles love,” McLaren said. “Growing truffles is one of those elusive things. It grows underground so it’s very hard to monitor and watch, so just when we think we’ve got a grasp on everything Mother Nature throws a little twist and we don’t necessarily have the answers – that’s why we have a scientist that’s always here,” she said. “It’s not an easy process. It’s very hard to get it right. “But it’s one of those smells you can’t get enough of,” she said. “The more intense the aroma, the more intense the flavour.” The largest one ever dug up on the estate was 1.018kg in 2005. Europeans, who were initially sceptical about the quality of any truffles from Down Under, are now desperate to get Aussie truffles, which are available fresh in the opposite season to theirs.

The company now exports to more than 40 countries including the US, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Europe. Qantas frequent flyers can buy truffle products Truffle & Wine Company products on the airline’s recently launched online gourmet food range epiQure. McLaren said Australian truffles were highly valued for their consistent quality and chefs knew if they got 10 Australian truffles there would be 10 good ones because they went through a strict grading process. “The French said we couldn’t grow truffles here but now the French buy our truffles so that’s really cool. We’re sending the French black truffle to France and they are serving it at restaurants in Paris,” she said. Marketing manager Alex Wilson said Michelin three-star chefs in Paris were raving over Australian truffles and in

Australia Heston Bluthemal from the Fat Duck in Melbourne and Peter Gilmore from Sydney’s Quay restaurant loved WA truffles. That goes to show that when it comes to truffles, patience is a virtue. IF YOU GO Manjimup is 300km south of Perth, about a three-and-a-half hour drive. Truffle hunts are available from June to August and bookings are essential. The cellar door is open 7 days from 10am-4pm. The Truffle Kitchen is open Thursday to Sunday 11am-3pm 490 Seven day Rd Manjimup. The writer was a guest of Tourism Western Australia and flew Qantas. AAP


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Off the page and onto the stage BY CHERYL BURKE DRTCC

HEN I was a child I had a passion for reading. Seemingly with all the time in the world I read constantly, and not necessarily discriminately. All books were created equal, and written as well as the other. Although I may have enjoyed one better than another, at a young age I was not accustomed to evaluating and analysing literature. By the time I reached an age where this was a mandatory part of my English studies my passion for books had waned. I wasn’t keen to read prescribed texts I hadn’t personally selected, and do not recall having the option to select my own related texts. Fortunately as part of our studies we had the opportunity to travel to the city and see a performance presented by the Sydney Theatre Company. In the mid-80’s the concept of a 500 seat tiered-theatre in Dubbo was only an embryonic idea. In someone’s dreams programming and presenting actors and theatre companies such as Monkey Baa, shake & stir, John Wood, Peter Phelps, Amanda Muggleton and Samuel Johnson live on stage at a stateof-the-art facility were at least a quarter of a century away. So in the meanwhile, it was with bags packed and tapes in our Walkmans, that our class ventured on a 790km round bus-trip to the Sydney Opera House to see Summer of the Seventeenth Doll by Ray Lawler. My passion for reading was about to be re-ignited, and my appreciation and experience of live performance extend beyond Disney on Ice. Now twenty-five years later I am an adult who aims to read for at least an hour a day and ideally read at least one book a month. This month I believe I will easily meet my quota, because on my reading list I have nominated four books that are being brought to life on stage at Dubbo Regional Theatre and Convention Centre (DRTCC); The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, The 52-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths, Snugglepot and Cuddlepie by May Gibbs and The Peasant Prince by Li Cunxin. Not only will I read all four books, I will attend all four performances. Similar to manifesting a lively brain by reading, in a quest to uphold my appreciation for theatre my DRTCC subscription allows me to keep up the momentum and see a live show without always having to endure a 790km round bus-trip. Although the books are written for children and the performances aimed at a young audience, I am not perturbed that I am technically well outside the target age-group and do not actually have a child within the target age-group to take along with me. Sitting in the audience last year alongside approximately 450 kids waiting for shake n stir’s Roald Dahl’s “Dirty Revolting Rhymes and Dirty Beasts” performance to start made me realise you’re never too old to be young again, or to attend children’s theatre. Initially I was unable to find my inner child and relate to the sheer enthusiasm and necessity to bounce up and down and gleefully sing along to the pre-show song “Bills” by LunchMoney Lewis. If you are not familiar with the chorus it is as follows; “I got bills, I gotta pay, So I’m gon’ work, work, work every day, I got mouths, I gotta feed, So I’m gon’ make sure everybody eats.” As an adult with three jobs I managed to find humour in the irony, and joined in on the third chorus. During the performance however I was equally as excited and as enthralled as the kids alongside me and in the rows both in front and behind me. Had I been randomly interviewed post-show I would have been one of those exuberant audience members you see in the reaction reel grinning from ear-to-ear


The Very Hungry Caterpillar

saying things like “amazing”… .”fantastic”….”I’d see it over and over”…”highly recommend it”. Speaking of reactions, the response to “The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show” and other Timeless Stories has been overwhelmingly positive and subsequently three of the four scheduled sessions have sold out. The show brings to life the characters featured in four of Eric Carle’s books, one of which is obviously The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Incredibly this book was first published forty-seven years ago, has been translated into sixty-two languages, and if some calculations are to be believed has sold the equivalent of one copy per minute since its publication. The Australian cast and crew of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show 2016 tour celebrated their 100th show in Griffith last month, and the New York cast have had their run extended a second time and the show will play through to September 2016. I am unsure if I am at a disadvantage and need to start reading from the beginning of the Treehouse series by Andy Griffiths, or if I will pick up the story within a chapter of the fourth instalment of the series, “The 52-Storey Treehouse”. As a big fan of Andy Griffiths’ Bum trilogy if only for the titles alone - “The Day My Bum Went Psycho”, “Zombie Bums from Uranus and Bumageddon”: the final “Pongflict” no doubt the Treehouse books are equally as crazy and silly. The previous 13-Storey and 26-Storey stage-shows at Dubbo Regional Theatre about Andy and Terry’s ever-expanding treehouses have had children in fits of laughter, and I know this without having been in the auditorium. Often a gauge of a successful and wellreceived kid’s show is the sound of cheers, claps, stomping, giggles and the general buzz of excitement that flows all the way out to the

box office. If you aren’t actually inside the theatre the foyer and surrounds are a fun place to be on a day when we have children’s shows scheduled. If you are more inclined to see stage adaptations of classic fiction and real life stories, rather than tales of rocket-powered carrot-launchers and Disguiseo-matic 5000’s, “Snugglepot and Cuddlepie” and “The Peasant Prince” are both included in the DRTCC program in the coming months. This year marks the centenary of the publication of the first Gumnut Babies book by May Gibbs, and the current production of “Snugglepot and Cuddlepie” introduces the author and her magical bush tale to a new generation of children. I believe somewhere packed away in storage is my own tattered copy of “Snugglepot and Cuddlepie”, it may not date back to the 1900’s or be a collector’s item, but I have fond memories of the story and am among thousands of people who mark the pages of their books with a Gumnut baby-on-a-leaf bookmark. Recently our manager Linda Christof had the opportunity to preview the “Peasant Prince” when it was performed at the Sydney Opera House. From a dance background herself, she observed that although it is obviously a story about the famous internationally acclaimed ballet dancer Li Cunxin, the stage adaptation concentrates more on the personal story of his life as opposed to focusing on the dance aspect - the lead actor Gomez Goodway (who plays Li) is not a classically trained dancer. However, the play contains many impressive movement sequences choreographed by Danielle Micich from Force Majeure. Based on Li’s best-selling autobiography “Mao’s Last Dancer”, the children’s book “The Peasant Prince” was first published in 2007. It is illustrated by artist Anne Spudvilas who has won


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numerous awards both as an illustrator of children’s books and for her portrait paintings. Monkey Baa Theatre Company have worked closely with Li Cunxin to bring his courageous story to the stage, so maybe I will take my tissues along and be prepared to be inspired by his journey. Since “The Very Hungry Caterpillar and other Timeless Stories show commences next week, I better get cracking on my challenge to read all my four books and be ready to be transported back into the pages all over again at the performances.

BELOW | The 52-Storey Treehouse

CALENDAR OF EVENTS l May 6 | May 7 | – “Bedroom Farce by Alan Ayckbourn” Presented by Dubbo Theatre Company l May 12 | May 13 – “The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show and Other Timeless Stories” l May 14 – “Pearl – The Janis Joplin Story” l May 20 – “The 52-Storey Treehouse” l May 21 – “Athol Guy and Friends – The Seeker’s Story” l May 26 | May 27 – “The Peasant Prince – The Story of Mao’s Last Dancer” l May 28 – “Arche” by Melbourne Ballet Company

Dream Festival seeks Artist of the Year 2016 nominations HE Dubbo community has been asked to nominate a current professional artist who has hailed from the region for the 2016 DREAM Artist of the Year Award. Nominations are invited until Friday, May 27, 2016 with the successful nominee to be honoured at the DREAM Artist of the Year Award ceremony in October. Dubbo Regional Entertainment Arts and Music (DREAM) Festival chair, Anne Field, said the region had produced a high number of professional artists - ranging from performing artists to visual artists - and it was important they were recognised. “The award recipients provide inspiration for our younger aspiring artists, showing that it is possible to hail from a rural area and achieve success in the arts. The Artist of the Year Award dinner is a wonderful experience where attendees can hear about the artist, and meet him/her. We look forward to celebrating the success of our 2016 recipient.” Previous recipients of this award are: (2012) Kellie Dickerson, one of Australia’s most successful musical directors (including Legally Blonde, Wicked, Dr Zhivago) and one of the few female conductors in the world (2013) Mervyn Bishop, multi-award winning photographer and the first indigenous photographer at the Sydney Morning Herald (2014) Ella Havelka, classical and


Mervyn Bishop receiving the award with John Walkom

contemporary dancer, and the first indigenous dancer in the Australian Ballet Company (2015) Phil Stack, founding member of Thirsty Merc and renowned jazz double-bassman (regularly touring with James Morrison). An assessment panel comprising representatives of several local arts organisations will make a recommendation for the award. Macquarie Credit Union DREAM Fes-

tival Treasurer, Lydia Smith, also encourages the community to nominate professional artists from all artistic fields. “The application process is easy and we welcome all nominations,” she said. “However, given the large number of successful artists from the Dubbo region, assessing the applications could be quite difficult.” Application forms are available online at

Phil Stack receiving the award with Anne Field



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Playwright Barney Norris makes a ‘startlingly good debut’ connected to each other. This is done gradually, with casual passing comments and small surprising revelations that draw you further into the story. The author has an uncanny ability to capture even the tiniest nuances of each character, whether it’s an army wife in the midst of a breakdown, a recently widowed elderly man or a teenage boy with a hopeless crush. Although the novel is primarily character-driven, it also has a wonderful sense of place and it is in part a homage to Salisbury, where the author grew up. The city could in fact be the sixth character in the novel in terms of the frequent lyrical and evocative descriptions of the landscape, and it’s impossible not to become swept up by the author’s beautifully poetic language. Exploring big existential ideas about love, loss, faith and purpose, Five Rivers Met On A Wooded Plain is a startlingly good debut and hopefully a sign of great things to come from talented Barney Norris. 8/10 (Review by Alison Potter)



BOOK OF THE WEEK Five Rivers Met On A Wooded Plain by Barney Norris is published in hardback by Doubleday. Having already made quite a name for himself in the theatre world, award-winning playwright Barney Norris is adding another string to his bow with his debut novel Five Rivers Met On A Wooded Plain. Although on paper the premise doesn’t seem particularly special – five strangers united by one accident – in all other respects, it’s a brilliant and multi-layered story. Each chapter is devoted to one of the five individuals and part of the enjoyment of the book is discovering the myriad ways they are all

Different Class by Joanne Harris is published in hardback by Doubleday. Chocolat author Joanne Harris’ latest book is a sequel to her 2005 psychological thriller Gentlemen & Players, set in the same Yorkshire boys grammar school, St Oswald’s, a year after that novel was set. This time, a former pupil has returned as headmaster, bringing new staff and attitudes that threaten the school’s centuries of tradition. Once again, Latin master Roy Straitley shares the narration with an adversary whose identity and motives are revealed through passages dwelling on school events some 20 years before. While this third Malbry novel is enjoyably dark and satisfyingly twisty – a veritable study in unreliable narrators and a deconstruction of blame and abuse – I found it less gripping than its predecessors; too structurally similar to Gentlemen & Players and lacking the innovation of Blueeyedboy, which is set in the same town. Fans will enjoy the nods and clues in Different Class, but it certainly stands alone and, in fact, newcomers may enjoy the storytelling more. 7/10 (Review by Natalie Bowen) The Obsession by Nora Roberts is published in hardback by Piatkus. Bestseller Nora Roberts returns with a new thriller. Naomi Carson will be 12 in two days’ time. During one humid night, the youngster follows her father, convinced he is planning her present. However, Naomi’s life is turned upside down when she discov-

ers her father has been abusing and killing women. With her father in prison and the constant media coverage, Naomi, her mother and her brother find themselves moving from place to place to start a new life. Now 28 and a photographer, Naomi buys a rundown house in a small town. As she involves the local trades people in remodelling the house, she encounters mechanic Xander Keaton, and begins a tentative relationship. But, just as Naomi is feeling settled, two women are found murdered in almost the same way as her father’s victims. Has her past finally caught up with her? And will she have to move again? Another thrilling pageturner. 8/10 (Review by Julie Cheng)

NON-FICTION How To Read Water: Clues, Signs & Patterns From Puddles To The Sea by Tristan Gooley is published in hardback by Sceptre. Where many writers involved in the current nature writing renaissance excel at poetic reverie, this accessible guide takes a more practical approach. Starting with puddles and glasses of water, Gooley draws readers’ attention to the basics of how water behaves, before building on those lessons as applied to ponds, rivers and the sea. Nor are lessons limited to the strictly natural; he’s happy to introduce man-made sources of information which can help, whether the varying rates at which different sides of a street will dry after rainfall, or the significance of lighthouses’ colours and patterns of illumination. Few readers will use this body of knowledge to such adventurous effect as the author, who in the epilogue explains how it enabled him to navigate a small sailing boat to Iceland. But it’s still cheering to feel that little bit less ignorant of the complex yet comprehensible world in which we move. 7/10 (Review by Alex Sarll) Six Facets Of Light by Ann Wroe is published in hardback by Jonathan Cape. Biographer and The Economist obituaries writer Ann Wroe pens a passionate and meandering love letter to a natural phenomenon in Six Facets Of Light. The South Downs in Sussex provides the backdrop as Wroe collates her own musings on light with sketches and jottings from numerous well-known artists and painters. From Turner to William Blake and Wordsworth to Einstein, each chapter explores the notion of light and how it has mystified and inspired the greatest minds throughout history in delicate wonderment.


Dubbo Weekender | Friday 06.05.2016 to Sunday 08.05.2016 Among the theories and poems are Wroe’s personal anecdotes and meditations, some of which are fascinating, but others a little too self-indulgent. Six Facets Of Lights reads as if you are in Wroe’s mind, listening to her mosey from her own astute observations to celebrations of light by famous names. The pace of the narrative is just like going on a long, rambling walk along a long, winding footpath in summer, making it a book best enjoyed at your leisure in the great outdoors. 6/10 (Review by Mary Ann Pickford)


CHILDREN’S BOOK OF THE WEEK Chasing The Stars by Malorie Blackman is published in hardback by Penguin Random House Children’s.

Malorie Blackman, former children’s laureate, wrote what is undeniably one of the best Young Adult fiction series of all time. It’s a travesty that Noughts And Crosses hasn’t yet been made into a big-budget film franchise – but then, movie producers are damningly hesitant when it comes to stories that tackle race, power and segregation. They might just get themselves into gear for Blackman’s latest offering though. Set on a spaceship whose lonely captain is torn between heading home to Earth and giving safe harbour and passage to a volatile bunch of galactic fugitives, Chasing The Stars is a wildly cinematic and futuristic reimagining of Shakespeare’s tragedy, Othello. And tragic it is, but it’s also a simple tale of girl (Vee) meets boy (Nathan). Blackman doesn’t flinch from exploring sex, jealousy, insecurity, abuse and what it’s like to feel alone, but this honesty and nuanced portrayal of first love and trauma is tempered by some interplanetary plot sequences that rely on you suspending your disbelief. 7/10 (Review by Ella Walker)

Books revealing the lives of women T HE role of women in our communities is so often unrecognised and this has motivated selecting a range of titles that brings them to the fore. In “Aussie Midwives”, Fiona McArthur writes heart-warming true stories of pregnancy and birth. Midwives play a vital role in supporting women through some of the most challenging and rewarding moments of their lives. They watch over births across the country, from the remote outback to busy urban hospitals. The author notes the efforts of several midwives, one working on the tiny island of Saidai, sometimes attending high-risk pregnancies flying with the Royal Flying Doctor Service. One of the most remarkable women of the age has to be Dr Catherine Hamlin. On graduating in medicine she secured a position at Crown Street Women’s Hospital in Sydney where she met her husband-to-be. When married they travelled to England and, in 1959, to Ethiopia where a gynaecologist facility was established. “Hospital By The River” tells her remarkable story as she worked to save the lives of native women, many of them pregnant at 14 years. Now aged 92 and having established six fistula hospitals, a village to accommodate patients and a midwifery school, she has transform the lives of 45,000 Ethiopian women. Her

updated autobiography has recently been released. A major film is currently being released covering the inspiring true story of “the world’s worst singer”. Foster Jenkins has written “Florence Foster Jenkins” – she was born in 1868 to wealthy Pennsylvanian parents, was a talented pianist, but she eloped with Frank Jenkins, a man twice her age. The marriage proved a disaster and to survive Florence was forced to abandon her dreams of a musical career and instead teach piano. Many singers owed their start to Florence, but she yearned to perform again and, at age 76, she performed at the most hallowed concert hall in America. Close to home is the story “Girl on the Edge” by Kim Hodges which is seen as a daring memoir of the author, detailing her upbringing in Coolah. Supposedly written as fiction, dis-

cussing the book with a visiting customer, she noted that the names of the local people are changed but the text has raised eyebrows. A review printed with the book notes “the psychological horror of a young woman who feels so trapped by her family, her society, her environment, and even her own body, that she is driven to desperate measures”. Honoured as Adventurer of the Year in 2013, Shannon Galpin worked to confront gender violence in Afghanistan. She rode her mountain bike in that country – a place where women were not supposed to do so. During her trips she engages with teachers, prison inmates, mothers, daughters – to cross a cultural divide and find a common humanity. A risky time, she records harrowing encounters, as well as humorous and heartbreaking experiences inherent in a country recovering from decades of war and occupation. Not all women live close to conventional style. Freda Nichols has written “The Amazing Mrs Livesey” – the story of Australia’s greatest imposter. An attractive young woman from a respectable middle-class family in Manchester, she had over 40

`Dr Catherine Hamlin has transform the lives of 45,000 Ethiopian women... a


From the bookshelves by Dave Pankhurst The Book Connection aliases, eight official marriages, four children and five divorces. Her story stretches from industrial England, to the French Riviera, from Ireland to New York, Shanghai and New Zealand, the Isle of Man and across Australia. She claimed to be a cotton heiress, wartime nurse, casino hostess, stowaway, artist, opera singer, gambler, spy, close friend of the King, air-raid warden, charity queen and even the wife of a well-known Australian test cricketer. What a CV! Her career imploded when her glittering society marriage failed in post-war Sydney, just two hours before the guests were due to arrive. How she achieved all these deceptions is a fascinating story. “Life As I Know It” is the autobiography of Michelle Payne. She was six months old, the youngest of eleven children when her mother died. Their father, a renowned horseman, raised the children alone, working a dairy farm and training race horses. Michelle was put on a horse at the age of four – at five years her dream was to win the Melbourne Cup, at 30 she rose into history as the first female jockey to win the Cup. Her strapper was her brother Stevie. Horses play a role in the lives of many women. Sue Spence is the author of “Horses That

Heal”, the story of a gifted horsewoman and of the lives that have been transformed. All her life Sue has found solace and companionship with her horses. After a brush with cancer in her late thirties, she and her husband opted for a life change. This allowed her to work with horses every day – training and compassion for others quickly turned into the business called “Horses For Helping Humans”. Her effort has helped transform the lives of thousands of people. Jill Ker Conway wrote “The Road From Coorain” in 1989. It is considered “a gripping and inspiring work, and will take its place as one of the few heroic stories of girlhood”. From girlhood on the sheep station “Coorain” near Ivanhoe in the west of the state, she and her family lived through an eight-year drought. Her father drowned in a dam while working on a pump system – later she went to school in North Sydney. As a determined person she rose through the education system becoming President of Smith College in the USA and later as a professor at a Canadian university. These stories highlight the roles that women continually play. Enjoy your browsing, Dave Pankhurst.



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Saturday night at the Golf Club BY CHARNIE TUCKEY FAMILY and golf lovers enjoyed a relaxed evening at the Dubbo Golf Club on Saturday, April 30. The clearing weather had made a great day for a game of golf, which also brought a great group of people together for a beautiful meal and a quiet couple of cold ones. Dawn, Tash, Trevor, Cheryl and Jack

Emma and Ollie Parkes

Cole and Bub Parkes

New residents to Dubbo Alan and Deidre Walker

One of the Dubbo Golf Club team


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A classic The slice of of Beauty business Pizza BY MADDIE CONNELL

DONALD Meij, one of Australia’s top pizza businessmen and chief executive of Domino’s, joined the community of Dubbo at the Commercial Hotel on Wednesday, May 4, for a breakfast held by the Dubbo Chamber of Commerce. Mr Meij told the audience he had started out as a pizza delivery driver in 1987 and slowly moved up into his successful role of becoming a Domino’s franchisee and building a network of 17 stores. During his time spent in Dubbo, Mr Meij visited both the local Domino’s outlets, on Erskine Street and Windsor Parade, which are owned by Joshua Arnold. The Chamber of Commerce and Don Meij

Domino’s staff with Don Meij

Josh Arnold, Don Meij and William Cody

Chamber commerce president Wright, Don Meij and Mayor Mathew Dickerson Matt, Don of Meij and Mayor MathewMatt Dickerson

Josh Arnold and Don Meij




Friday Night at Boardy’s Bar, Dubbo Show 2016 Photos by CHARNIE TUCKEY

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EAR your mumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s thank yous when you wish her a happy Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day and appreciate how much effort and time she gives of herself. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Being a parent can be the most rewarding job in world but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not always easy,â&#x20AC;? said Anne Heath, Interrelate area manager, Central and Far West. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re constantly thinking about the welfare of your family and that can take its toll. It can be particularly difficult for working mums, who can often feel guilty about the competing demands of work and home, and not having more time with their children,â&#x20AC;? said Ms Heath. This is supported by recent research which revealed that 62 per cent of working mums felt they



O take your kids for a month of theatre at the Dubbo Regional Theatre Convention Centre where no less than three performances will be staged and all based on kids books too! â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Peasant Prince - The Story of Maoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Last Danceâ&#x20AC;?, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The 52-storey Treehouseâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show and other Timeless Storiesâ&#x20AC;? are guaranteed to keep the young ones entertained, seeing their favourite books come to life on stage. Also showing this month is â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bedroom Farce by Alan Ayckbournâ&#x20AC;? - Presented by Dubbo Theatre



EE home grown film The Station by Paroo Productions, premiered on Thursday, May 12, at the Fire Station Arts Centre. A book of photos taken by Noni from Sixty by Twenty Photography during the days of filming will also be launched. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bound to be a glittering evening with cast and crew dolling up for the red carpet. Darlene Proberts will be singing and the evening includes dinner. Visit Pa-





Tâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S WAste to Art exhibition time, this weekend, Saturday May 7. The Dubbo community and our welcome visitors, are invited to get along to the Western Plains Cultural Centre from for the 2016 Waste to Art exhibition and see how the discarded, the unwanted and the unloved can become remarkable and rewarding. The exhibition features over 40 superbly innova-


were often rushed or pressed for time. The good news for full-time working parents is that research has also shown that the quality time parents spend with their children is more important than the actual amount of time. EAR this warning. The Stroke Foundation has commended the Government for taking positive steps to reduce the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stroke risk in the 2016 Federal Budget. Stroke Foundation chief executive officer Sharon McGowan said the continuation of the tobacco tax and the health star rating system would help Australians make better choices when it came to their health.


roo Productions on Facebook for details on how to buy tickets. No tickets will be available at the door. EE 97 veteran and vintage cars in town this weekend, convening for the first time ever for a multi day tour of the region, using Dubbo as a hub. All cars are pre-1931. After lunch (1.30) Friday theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be heading out Brocklehurst and Rawsonville


Company, May 6 and 7; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pearl â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Janis Joplin Storyâ&#x20AC;? May 14; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Athol Guy and Friends â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Seekerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Storyâ&#x20AC;?, May 21 and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Archeâ&#x20AC;? by Melbourne Ballet Company, May 28. O jump onto Facebook (are you ever off it?) and get yourself to â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Cancer Centre for Dubbo Hospitalâ&#x20AC;? page where thousands have pledged their support to this worthy cause. Individuals and businesses are currently posting selfies of themselves holding signs explaining their support. This week


tive and inspirational entries from all types of artists from the amateur to the professional. Winners from all categories will be announced as part of the official opening proceedings which commence at 2pm. Dubbo City Councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Asset Systems Engineer Michael McCulloch said that this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s entries are as eclectic as ever.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;One in six people will have a stroke and many more will be impacted by a loved oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stroke. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a huge problem for Australia and these budget initiatives have the potential to make a difference,â&#x20AC;? McGowan said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We know many strokes can be prevented if people are supported to make simple changes to their lifestyle, such as giving up smoking and eating a healthy diet. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our calls for better prevention, detection, and treatment of stroke and cardiovascular disease cannot be ignored any longer. With more than 50,000 strokes occurring last year alone, it is time to get serious about this terrible disease,â&#x20AC;? she said.

way and on Saturday, they head off to Wongarbon and Wellington (from 8.30am). It will be a sight to behold and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got the Dubbo Antique Car Club to thank for bringing visitors to town from as far a fields as Brisbane, Sydney, Victoria, and right across NSW.

Mark Coulton, Federal Member for Parkes briefly addressed parliament drawing attention to the Facebook page and more importantly the groundswell of support for the need our region has for a dedicated cancer treatment centre for Dubbo. The video of his speech is also online but frankly, perhaps only the speaker was listening. So that means the whole region has to shout this one out. Coming soon, a petition to support the cause. Watch this space.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;The community really embraces the annual Waste to Art competition and the public love to see the ingenuity of their fellow residents on show. It is also a terrific opportunity to promote waste reduction messages through highly imaginative and high quality artworks,â&#x20AC;? he said.

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Friday, May 6 The Living Room

MOVIE: The Matrix Reloaded

TEN, 7.30pm

Special occasions such as Christmas, Father’s Day and Easter are a goldmine to lifestyle programs, offering up an excuse for many projects. So it’ll come as no surprise that The Living Room has something special lined up for Mother’s Day. Affable Barry rescues one deserving mum from her laundry woes – let’s hope this is really more of a priority for her than a lovely dinner out! Meanwhile, vet extraordinaire Chris travels to Devils Ark to meet some endangered Tasmanian devils, and Miguel is a man after our tummy once again, cooking up a mouthwatering meatloaf. Perhaps he should make an extra one for Barry’s laundrybound client.


GO!, 8.30pm, M (2003)

Set six months after the original, Reloaded finds freedom fighters Neo (Keanu Reeves), Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss) and Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne) plugging in for more virtual madness to save Zion and its human inhabitants from being wiped out by the machines. With a plot that is impossible to decode, it’s a flawed follow-up that fails to engage at a storytelling level, but it’s no slouch in the action stakes. Siblings Lana and Andy Wachowski turn the SFX knob to 11 in a gosh-golly showcase of technical ingenuity, adding Hugo Weaving’s brilliant Agent Smith by the dozen.



ELEVEN, 6.30pm th from Aussie From Kylie to Margot, the path soapie starlet to internationall superstar is a well-worn trail. And the next oneide name wonder to find worldwide success may well be Olympia – ister Valance (right), that is, half-sister to former Ramsay St resident Holly. But until Hollywood comes calling, the 23-yearold continues to hone her craft as Erinsborough’s latest girl-next-door Paige. Tonight, Paige is intrigued to meet someone who knew mysterious newcomer John (Andrew Morley) before the Lassiters explosion which putt him al. in critical condition in hospital.




6.00 ABC News Breakfast. (CC) 9.00 ABC News Mornings. (CC) 10.00 One Plus One. (CC) 10.30 Catalyst. (R, CC) 11.00 Wild Life At The Zoo. (R, CC) 11.30 Eggheads. (R, CC) 12.00 News At Noon. (CC) 1.00 Serangoon Road. (M, R, CC) 1.55 Antiques Roadshow. (R, CC) 2.55 The Cook And The Chef. (R, CC) 3.20 The Bill. (PG, R, CC) 4.10 Murder, She Wrote. (PG, R, CC) 5.00 ABC News: Early Edition. (CC) 5.30 The Drum. (CC) Presented by John Barron.

6.00 Sunrise. (CC) 9.00 The Morning Show. (PG, CC) 11.30 Seven Morning News. (CC) 12.00 MOVIE: Breaking The Surface. (M, R, CC) (1997) A diver recalls his rise to fame. Mario López. 2.00 The Daily Edition. (CC) The hottest issues from the day’s news. 3.00 The Chase. (R, CC) Contestants race to answer quiz questions correctly to avoid being caught by The Chaser. 4.00 Seven News At 4. (CC) 5.00 The Chase Australia. (R, CC) Hosted by Andrew O’Keefe.

6.00 Today. (CC) 9.00 Today Extra. (PG, CC) Presented by David Campbell and Sonia Kruger. 11.30 Morning News. (CC) 12.00 WIN’s All Australian News. (R, CC) 1.00 The Ellen DeGeneres Show. (PG, CC) Variety show featuring celebrities, musical guests and ordinary people with interesting tales to tell. 2.00 Extra. (CC) Hosted by Mario Lopez. 2.30 Alive And Cooking. (CC) Easy-to-cook recipes. 3.00 News Now. (CC) 4.00 Afternoon News. (CC) 5.30 Millionaire Hot Seat. (CC) Hosted by Eddie McGuire.

6.00 Ent. Tonight. (R, CC) 6.30 The Home Team. (R, CC) 7.00 Ben’s Menu. (R, CC) 7.30 Bold. (PG, R, CC) 8.00 Family Feud. (R, CC) 8.30 Studio 10. (PG, CC) 11.00 The Talk. (CC) 12.00 Dr Phil. (M, CC) 1.00 To Be Advised. 2.00 Entertainment Tonight. (CC) 2.30 Good Chef Bad Chef. (R, CC) 3.00 Judge Judy. (PG, CC) 3.30 Ben’s Menu. (R, CC) 4.00 Everyday Gourmet With Justine Schofield. (CC) 4.30 The Bold And The Beautiful. (PG, CC) 5.00 TEN Eyewitness News. (CC)

6.00 France 24 English News. 6.30 Deutsche Welle English News. 7.00 Al Jazeera English News. 7.30 Italian News. 8.10 Filipino News. 8.40 French News. 9.30 Greek News From Cyprus. 10.30 German News. 11.00 Spanish News. 12.00 Arabic News. 12.30 Turkish News. 1.00 PBS NewsHour. (CC) 2.00 Lily Cole’s Art Matters. (PG, R, CC) 2.50 Fugu & Tako. (PG, R) 3.00 The Point Review. 3.30 Luke Nguyen’s Greater Mekong. (R, CC) 4.30 Who Do You Think You Are? Amanda Redman. (PG, R, CC) 5.30 Letters And Numbers. (R, CC)

6.00 Antiques Roadshow. (R, CC) Fiona Bruce heads to the Royal Ballet School. 7.00 ABC News. (CC) 7.30 7.30. (CC) The best analysis of local, national and international events from an Australian perspective. 8.00 Tony Robinson’s Time Walks: Bendigo. (CC) Tony Robinson discovers that Bendigo was home to one of the biggest gold finds in history. 8.30 Grantchester. (M, CC) (Final) After an old friend and fugitive from justice returns to Grantchester, Sidney is forced to put his own difficulties to one side. 9.15 Scott & Bailey. (M, R, CC) Syndicate 9 investigates the discovery of a woman’s body in a Manchester hotel room. 10.05 Lateline. (R, CC) Emma Alberici hosts a news analysis program featuring coverage of current events. 10.35 The Business. (R, CC) Hosted by Ticky Fullerton. 10.50 Adam Hills: The Last Leg. (M, R, CC) UK-based panel show. 11.25 Rage. (MA15+) Continuous music programming.

6.00 PRIME7 News. (CC) 6.30 PRIME7 News @ 6:30. (CC) 7.00 Better Homes And Gardens. (CC) Joh visits The Daily Edition’s Sally Obermeder to talk about her life and motherhood. Adam and Jason renovate the home of a wheelchair bound mum. Graham shows how to make a recycled garden. 8.30 MOVIE: What Women Want. (PG, R, CC) (2000) After an accident with a hair dryer in the bath, a womanising advertising executive discovers that he is privy to the secret thoughts of women. Mel Gibson, Helen Hunt, Marisa Tomei. 11.00 To Be Advised.

6.00 Nine News. 7.00 WIN News. (CC) 7.30 Rugby League. (CC) TransTasman Test. Australia v New Zealand. From Hunter Stadium, NSW. 10.15 Rugby League. (CC) International Women’s Test. Australia v New Zealand. From Hunter Stadium, NSW.

6.00 Family Feud. (CC) Two families try to win big prizes by guessing the most popular responses to a survey of the public. 6.30 The Project. (CC) Join the hosts for a look at the day’s news, events and hot topics. 7.30 The Living Room. (CC) Barry DuBois rescues a deserving mum from her laundry woes, just in time for Mother’s Day. 8.30 The Graham Norton Show. (M, CC) Irish comedian Graham Norton chats with Dame Joan Collins, the judge on the Great British Bake-Off Paul Hollywood, and Kenneth Branagh’s Romeo And Juliet co-stars Lily James and Richard Madden. Poprock band DNCE perform Cake By The Ocean. 9.30 MOVIE: X-Men: The Last Stand. (M, R, CC) (2006) The discovery of a “cure” for mutation triggers a confrontation between opposing groups of mutants. Hugh Jackman, Famke Janssen, Ian McKellen. 11.35 The Project. (R, CC) Join the hosts for a look at the day’s news, events and hot topics.

6.00 Food Safari. (R, CC) Maeve O’Meara plunges into the spicy world of Indonesian food with chef Rohanna Halim. 6.30 SBS World News. (CC) 7.30 Twilight Of Civilisations: The End Of The Age Of Pyramids. (R, CC) Part 1 of 2. Archaeologists excavate the sites where previous civilisations once thrived to find clues to what caused their downfall. 8.35 Mummies Alive: The Gunslinger Mummy. (M, CC) Takes a look at some of the world’s bestpreserved mummies, piecing together the details of their enthralling lives. The experts investigate a mysterious mummy called Sylvester. 9.30 Rise Of The Machines: Super Train. (R, CC) Takes a look at how some of the most extraordinary machines on the planet operate. 10.25 SBS World News Late Edition. (CC) 11.00 Cycling. UCI World Tour. Giro d’Italia. Stage 1. Apeldoorn. From the Netherlands.

12.15 WIN’s All Australian News. (CC) 1.15 A Current Affair. (R, CC) 1.45 MOVIE: Cadillac Records. (M, R, CC) (2008) Adrien Brody. 3.45 WIN Presents. (R, CC) 4.00 Extra. (R, CC) 4.30 Good Morning America. (CC)

12.35 The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. (PG, CC) Comedian Stephen Colbert interviews a variety of guests from the worlds of film, politics, business and music. 1.30 Infomercials. (PG, R) 2.30 Home Shopping. (R)

2.00 Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case. (PG, R, CC) Follows Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. 3.35 Food Factory: Supersized. (PG, R, CC) 4.45 Can I Drive, Daddy? (PG, R) 5.00 CCTV English News. 5.30 NHK World English News.

5.00 Rage. (PG, CC) Continuous music programming.

1.00 Home Shopping. (R)

CLASSIFICATIONS: (P) For preschoolers (C) Children’s programs (G) General viewing (PG) Parental guidance (M) Mature audiences (MA15+) Mature audiences only (AV15+) Extreme violence. (R) Repeat (CC) Closed Captions. Please Note: Listings are correct at the time of print and are subject to late change by networks. 0605


Dubbo Weekender | Friday 06.05.2016 to Sunday 08.05.2016






6.50pm The Ugly Truth (2009) Comedy. Katherine Heigl, Gerard Butler. A TV show host falls in love. (MA15+) Romance

6.50pm Coronation Street. The story of a tight-knit community. (PG) UKTV 8.30pm The Gourmet Detective: A Healthy Place To Die. (PG) 13th Street

6.30pm Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley. Looks at the life of “the funniest woman in the world,” the iconic African-American standup comedian Jackie “Moms” Mabley. (M) Foxtel Arts

5.00pm Motorcycle Racing. Moto3. Round 5. Grand Prix of France. Free practice 1. Fox Sports 4

8.30pm Inside Amy Schumer. Features stand-up clips and interviews. (MA15+) Comedy Channel

7.30pm Science Of Stupid. Explains the science behind different actions. (PG) National Geographic

8.30pm He’s Just Not That Into You (2009) Comedy. Jennifer Aniston, Drew Barrymore. Friends try to navigate their way through the complexities of modern relationships. (M) Romance

6.00 Children’s Programs. 5.35 Hey Duggee. (R, CC) 5.40 Peppa Pig. (R, CC) 5.50 Go Jetters. (R) 6.00 Peg + Cat. (R, CC) 6.15 Peter Rabbit. (R, CC) 6.25 Octonauts. (CC) 6.40 Ben And Holly’s Little Kingdom. (R, CC) 6.50 Shaun The Sheep. (R, CC) 7.00 Spicks And Specks. (PG, R, CC) 7.30 Doctor Who. (PG, R, CC) 8.15 Doctor Who: Confidential. (CC) 8.30 I’m Having Their Baby. (M, R, CC) Follows young women in the process of adoption. 9.15 Unsafe Sex In The City. (M, R, CC) 10.10 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. (PG) 10.50 Trillion Dollar Island. (R, CC) 11.55 Tattoo Disasters UK. (PG, R) 12.15 Doctor Who. (PG, R, CC) 1.00 Doctor Who: Confidential. (R, CC) 1.15 Jimmy Fallon. (PG, R) 2.00 News Update. (R) 2.05 Close. 5.00 Toby’s Travelling Circus. (R, CC) 5.10 Lily’s Driftwood Bay. (R, CC) 5.15 Rastamouse. (R, CC) 5.30 Children’s Programs.

ABC3 6.00 Children’s Programs. 3.15 Jamie’s Got Tentacles. (R, CC) 3.25 Vic The Viking. (R, CC) 3.40 Sea Princesses. (R, CC) 3.50 Shaun The Sheep. (R, CC) 4.00 Scream Street. (R) 4.10 Odd Squad. (R) 4.35 Studio 3. 4.40 Endangered Species. (R, CC) 4.45 Danger Mouse. (R) 5.00 Camp Lakebottom. 5.15 The Penguins Of Madagascar. (R) 5.35 BtN Newsbreak. (CC) 5.50 Good Game: SP. (R, CC) 6.15 So Awkward. (R, CC) 6.50 BtN Newsbreak. (CC) 7.00 The Adventures Of Merlin. (PG, R, CC) 7.45 Deadly Pole To Pole. (R) 8.15 Adventure Time. (R) 8.35 Degrassi: The Next Generation. (PG, CC) There is excitement as the prom approaches. 9.00 Tower Prep. (R, CC) Stolen items are found in Ian’s room. 9.40 Miraculous Tales Of Ladybug And Cat Noir. (R) 10.05 Lanfeust Quest. (R, CC) 10.30 Ouran High School Host Club. (PG, R, CC) 10.50 Close.



6.00 Shopping. (R) 7.00 ZooMoo Lost. (C, CC) 7.30 The Deep. (C, CC) 8.00 Jay’s Jungle. (P) 8.30 Harry’s Practice. (R, CC) 9.00 Home And Away: The Early Years. (PG, R, CC) 9.30 NBC Today. (R) 12.00 Better Homes. (R, CC) 1.00 Dealers. (PG, R) 2.00 House Doctor (A To Z Of Design) 2.30 Medical Rookies. (PG, R, CC) 3.00 Medical Emergency. (PG, R, CC) 3.30 RSPCA Animal Rescue. (R, CC) 4.00 The Zoo. (R, CC) 4.30 60 Minute Makeover. (R) 6.30 Bargain Hunt. (R) The teams scour one of the largest fairs in Europe. 7.30 Escape To The Country. (R) Denise Nurse helps find a family home. 9.30 To Build Or Not To Build. A couple battles to build their home. 10.30 Front Of House. The team heads to Cardiff. 11.00 Fawlty Towers. (PG, R, CC) 11.30 Before And After. (R) 12.00 House Doctor (A To Z Of Design) (R) 12.30 To Build Or Not To Build. (R) 1.30 Dr Oz. (PG, R, CC) 5.30 Shopping. (R)


6.00 Children’s Programs. 11.00 Yu-Gi-Oh! (PG, R) 11.30 Yu-GiOh! (PG, R) 12.00 Ben 10. (PG, R) 12.30 Batman. (PG, R) 1.00 Power Rangers. (PG, R) 1.30 Wild Kratts. (R) 2.00 Sonic Boom. (PG, R) 2.30 SpongeBob. (R) 3.00 Rabbids Invasion. (PG, R) 3.30 Yo-Kai. (PG, R) 4.00 Kids’ WB. (PG) 4.05 Justice League Unlimited. (PG, R) 4.30 Batman. (PG, R) 5.00 Ben 10. (PG, R) 5.30 Teen Titans. (PG) 6.00 Regular Show. (PG, R) 6.30 MOVIE: Happy Feet Two. (PG, R, CC) (2011) 8.30 MOVIE: The Matrix Reloaded. (M, R, CC) (2003) An army of machines prepares to invade Zion. Keanu Reeves, Hugo Weaving. 11.00 MOVIE: Priest. (M, R, CC) (2011) Paul Bettany, Karl Urban. 12.40 The Originals. (MA15+, R) 2.30 Wild Kratts. (R) 3.00 Yo-Kai Watch. (PG, R) 3.30 Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal. (PG, R) 4.00 Power Rangers. (PG, R) 4.30 Sonic Boom. (PG, R) 4.50 Thunderbirds. (R) 5.30 Yu-GiOh! (PG, R)


6.00 Shopping. (R) 7.00 Fishing Western Australia. (R) 8.00 Hook, Line And Sinker. (PG, R) 9.00 Mark Berg’s Fishing Addiction. (PG, R) 10.00 Ultimate Factories. (PG, R) 11.00 Starsky & Hutch. (PG, R) 12.00 T.J. Hooker. (PG, R) 1.00 Police Woman. (M, R) 2.00 American Daredevils. (M) 2.30 Wipeout USA. (PG, R, CC) 3.30 Swamp People. (PG, R) 4.30 American Restoration. (PG, R) 5.30 American Pickers. (PG, R) 6.30 Drug Bust. (PG, R, CC) 7.00 AFL Pre-Game Show. (CC) Pre-game coverage of the match. 7.30 Football. (CC) AFL. Round 7. Richmond v Hawthorn. From the MCG. 11.00 Friday Front Bar. (M, CC) 11.30 Olympians: Off The Record: Susie O’Neill. (PG, R, CC) 12.00 Locked Up Abroad. (M) 2.30 Ultimate Factories. (PG, R) 3.30 Dream Car Garage. (PG, R) 4.00 Hook, Line And Sinker. (PG, R) 5.00 Mark Berg’s Fishing Addiction. (PG, R)

6.00 News. (CC) 9.00 News Mornings. (CC) 12.00 News. (CC) 3.00 ABC News Afternoons. (CC) 4.00 ABC News Afternoons With The Business. (CC) 5.00 Grandstand. (CC) 6.00 ABC News Evenings. (CC) 6.30 The Drum. (R, CC) 7.00 ABC News Grandstand. (CC) 8.00 ABC News Evenings With The Business. (CC) 9.00 Planet America. 9.30 Lateline. (CC) 10.00 The World. (CC) 11.00 ABC National News. (CC) 11.30 7.30. (R, CC) 12.00 News. 12.30 The Drum. (R, CC) 1.00 Al Jazeera. 2.00 BBC World. 2.30 7.30. (R, CC) 3.00 BBC World. (R) 3.30 BBC Africa. 4.00 Al Jazeera. 5.00 BBC Business Live. 5.30 Lateline. (R, CC)


9.30pm Golf. European PGA Tour. Hassan II Trophy. Second round. Fox Sports 4

10.30pm On The Case. (M) Crime & Investigation

10.45pm Chocolat (2000) Drama. Juliette Binoche, Johnny Depp. (PG) Romance


8.00pm Football. AFL. Round 7. Richmond v Hawthorn. Fox Footy

6.00 Friends. (PG, R, CC) 6.30 Skippy. (R) 7.00 Secret Dealers. (PG, R, CC) 8.00 Gilmore Girls. (PG, R, CC) 9.00 New Style Direct. 9.30 Global Shop. 10.00 Danoz. 10.30 Come Dine With Me UK. (PG, R) 11.00 Friends. (PG, R, CC) 12.00 Secret Dealers. (PG, R, CC) 1.00 MOVIE: The Duke Wore Jeans. (R, CC) (1958) 3.00 Come Dine With Me UK. (PG, R) 3.30 Amazing Medical Stories: Save Me Before I’m Born. (PG, R) 4.30 Ellen DeGeneres. (PG, R, CC) 5.30 Gilmore Girls. (PG, R, CC) 6.30 Friends. (PG, R, CC) 7.30 A Current Affair. (CC) 8.00 As Time Goes By. (R) Jean’s sister-in-law suspects her husband is cheating. 9.20 MOVIE: Memphis Belle. (PG, R, CC) (1990) Matthew Modine. 11.30 MOVIE: The Goodbye Girl. (M, R, CC) (1977) Richard Dreyfuss. 1.50 GEM Presents. (R, CC) 2.00 MOVIE: Cold Sweat. (M, R) (1970) 3.50 MOVIE: Don’t Look Now. (M, R, CC) (1973) 5.50 GEM Presents. (R, CC)

Gerard Butler stars in The Ugly Truth

ONE 6.00 Infomercials. (PG, R) 8.00 Reel Action. (R) 8.30 Operation Repo. (PG, R) 9.00 Extreme Fishing. (PG, R) 10.00 M*A*S*H. (PG, R) 11.00 Hogan’s Heroes. (R) 12.00 Matlock. (M, R) 1.00 Nash Bridges. (R) 2.00 MacGyver. (PG, R) 3.00 Jake And The Fatman. (PG, R) 4.00 Diagnosis Murder. (PG, R) 5.00 Star Trek: Voyager. (PG, R) 6.00 Family Feud. (CC) 6.30 M*A*S*H. (PG, R) Hawkeye and BJ prank each other. 7.30 Territory Cops. (PG, CC) Police search a property. 8.30 Walker, Texas Ranger. (PG, R) Walker and Trivette are assigned to escort a witness safely to her destination. 9.30 Cops: Adults Only. (M, R) Follows police officers on patrol. 10.30 MacGyver. (PG, R) 11.30 Diagnosis Murder. (M, R) 12.30 Shopping. 2.00 Cops: Adults Only. (M, R) 3.00 Walker, Texas Ranger. (PG, R) 4.00 Nash Bridges. (R) 5.00 Hogan’s Heroes. (R) 5.30 Whacked Out Sports. (PG, R)

ELEVEN 6.00 Toasted TV. 8.00 Mako: Island Of Secrets. (C, R, CC) 8.30 Toasted TV. 9.30 Crocamole. (P, R, CC) 10.00 Touched By An Angel. (PG, R) 11.00 Dr Quinn. (PG, R) 12.00 Judging Amy. (M, R) 1.00 JAG. (PG, R) 2.00 Becker. (PG, R, CC) 2.30 How I Met Your Mother. (PG, R) 3.00 Infomercials. (PG, R) 3.30 Everybody Loves Raymond. (PG, R, CC) 4.00 King Of Queens. (PG, R) 5.00 Frasier. (PG, R) 6.00 Family Feud. (CC) 6.30 Neighbours. (CC) 7.00 The Simpsons. (PG, R, CC) 7.30 How I Met Your Mother. (PG, R) 8.00 Rules Of Engagement. (PG, R, CC) Jeff engages in some innocent flirting. 8.30 MOVIE: Romeo + Juliet. (M, R) (1996) A violent feud erupts between two noble houses. Leonardo DiCaprio, Claire Danes. 10.55 To Be Advised. 11.55 James Corden. (PG) 12.55 Frasier. (PG, R) 2.00 JAG. (PG, R) 3.00 Dr Quinn. (PG, R) 4.00 Touched By An Angel. (PG, R) 5.00 Shopping. (R)

6.00 House Hunters Int. (R) 6.30 House Hunters. (R) 7.00 My First Place. (PG, R) 8.00 The Block. (PG, R, CC) 9.00 Garden Gurus. (R, CC) 9.30 My First Place. (PG, R) 10.00 House Hunters Int. (R) 10.30 House Hunters. (R) 11.00 Masters Of Flip. (R) 12.00 Housewives Of Beverly Hills. (M, R) 2.00 The Millionaire Matchmaker. (M, R) 3.00 The Block. (PG, R, CC) 3.30 Getaway. (PG, R, CC) 4.00 Come Dine With Me UK. (PG) 5.00 Flip Or Flop. (R) 6.00 My First Place. (PG, R) 6.30 House Hunters Int. 7.00 House Hunters. 7.30 Expedition Unknown. (PG) 8.30 Hotel Impossible. (PG) 10.30 Extreme Homes. (R) 11.30 House Hunters Int. (R) 12.00 House Hunters. (R) 12.30 Late Programs.


SBS 2 6.00 WorldWatch. 11.35 Punjabi News. 12.05 Hindi News. 12.30 Dutch News. 1.00 Urdu News. 1.30 Tamil News. 2.00 Thai News. 2.30 Sri Lankan Sinhalese News. 3.00 Bangla News. 3.30 Armenian News. 4.00 The Feed. (R) 4.30 India’s Dancing Superstar. (R) 4.50 House Hazards. (PG) 6.05 Street Genius. (PG) 6.30 MythBusters. (PG, R, CC) 7.30 Friday Feed. 8.00 Illusions Of Grandeur: New York. (PG) 8.25 Release The Hounds. (New Series) Hosted by Reggie Yates. 9.20 Adam Looking For Eve (Germany) (MA15+) (New Series) Couples go on naked dates. 10.15 MOVIE: Detective Dee And The Mystery Of The Phantom Flame. (M, R) (2010) 12.30 MOVIE: The Secret In Their Eyes. (MA15+, R) (2009) 2.45 PopAsia. (PG) 3.50 NHK World English News. 5.00 Korean News. 5.30 Indonesian News.

FOOD 6.00 Diners, Drive-Ins And Dives. (R) 6.30 Trisha’s Southern Kitchen. (PG, R) 7.00 Iron Chef America. (R) 8.00 Chopped. (PG, R) 9.00 Cutthroat Kitchen. (PG, R) 10.00 Food Lovers’ Guide To Australia. (R, CC) 10.30 Chuck’s Eat The Street. (R) 11.00 No Reservations. (PG, R, CC) 12.00 Man Fire Food. (R) 12.30 Diners, Drive-Ins And Dives. (R) 1.00 Chopped. (PG, R) 2.00 Cutthroat Kitchen. (PG, R) 3.00 Brunch @ Bobby’s. (R) 3.30 Chuck’s Eat The Street. (R) 4.00 Trisha’s Southern Kitchen. (PG, R) 4.30 Iron Chef America. (R) 5.30 Chopped. (PG, R) 6.30 Food Lovers’ Guide To Australia. (R, CC) 7.00 Shane Delia’s Spice Journey. (R, CC) 7.30 Man Fire Food. (R) 8.00 Diners, Drive-Ins And Dives. (R) 8.30 Cutthroat Kitchen. (PG) 9.30 Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations. (PG, R, CC) 10.30 Chopped. (PG, R) 11.30 Cutthroat Kitchen. (PG, R) 12.30 No Reservations. (PG, R, CC) 1.30 Iron Chef America. (R) 2.30 Diners, Drive-Ins And Dives. (R) 2.55 Late Programs.

6.00 Morning Programs. 11.30 MOVIE: Manganinnie. (1980) 1.00 Innocence Betrayed. (PG) 2.00 Rez Rides. (PG) 2.30 Mugu Kids. 3.00 The Dreaming. 3.30 Bushwhacked! 4.00 Muso Magic Outback Tracks. (PG) 4.30 Kagagi, The Raven. (PG) 5.00 Mysterious Cities Of Gold. (PG) 5.30 Samaqan: Water Stories. 6.00 Our Songs. 6.30 The Prophets. (PG) 7.00 Unearthed. 7.20 News. 7.30 Born To Run. 8.30 Noah’s Ark. (M) 9.00 The Point Review. 9.30 Chappelle’s Show. (MA15+) 10.00 Shuga. (PG) 10.30 From The Western Frontier. 11.00 Standing On Sacred Ground. (PG) 12.00 Volumz. (MA15+) 4.00 NITV On The Road: Yabun. 5.00 NITV On The Road: Boomerang Festival. 0605




Friday 06.05.2016 to Sunday 08.05.2016 | Dubbo Weekender

Saturday, May 7 If You Are The One

MOVIE: The Wolverine


It’s cheesy and awkward and often just plain weird, but that’s what makes it winning Saturday-night viewing. Most of the single men – who brave the stage to be critiqued by a gaggle of 24 women – walk away from the intense “dating” experience without a partner, so it’s obviously not romantic match-ups that the audience really laps up, but rather the thrill of the chase. And the embarrassing dismissals. If You Are The One should perhaps be re-titled You Probably Aren’t The One But We’ll Put You Through The Ringer, Anyway. A staggering 50 million people watch this Chinese dating show, making host Meng Fei a bit of a star.

Hugh Jackman, 13 years after first embodying the Marvel Comic’s superhero, is back as a brooding Wolverine. Fit and fast as ever, this instalment is a vast improvement on predecessor X-Men Origins: Wolverine, as Wolverine is summoned to Japan, where he grapples with a deathly offer to transfer his powers and be reunited with his dead love Jean (Famke Janssen). A contemplative and dark affair that still manages to feature some top-notch action sequences, The Wolverine stands as a film to be enjoyed on its own merit. The muscled Jackman is aweinspiring, bringing a sense of fun and depth to the clawed creature.

The animation wizards at Pixar (Toy Storyy, Finding Nemo) soar to new heights with h ump this enchanting tale about an old grump on a helium-powered adventure. To fulfil a long-held promise to his late wife to visit South America, grouchy 78-year-old Carl (voiced by Ed Asner)) ties thousands of balloons to his house. But soon after lifting off he learns he isn’t alone on his epic journey – Russell (Jordan Nagai), a boy scout 70 years his junior, has inadvertently become a stowaway. on of Playing out like a sugar-coated version Gran Torino, the sweet adventure follows ows the h terrain odd couple as they traverse the rough of a wondrous lost world and meet itss colourful inhabitants.

SBS 2, 7.30pm


TEN, 8.30pm, M (2013)


PRIME7, 7pm, PG (2009)




6.00 Rage. (PG, CC) 11.20 How Not To Behave. (PG, R, CC) 11.45 Sporting Nation. (PG, R, CC) 12.45 Family Confidential: The Jacobsens. (R, CC) 1.15 Grantchester. (M, R, CC) (Final) 2.00 Antiques Roadshow. (R, CC) 3.00 Tony Robinson’s Time Walks: Bendigo. (R, CC) 3.30 Life On The Reef. (PG, R, CC) Part 2 of 3. 4.30 Landline. (R, CC) Presented by Pip Courtney. 4.55 Agatha Christie’s Poirot. (PG, R, CC) Poirot is invited to a socialite’s home to play cards.

6.00 Home Shopping. (R, CC) 7.00 Weekend Sunrise. (CC) 10.00 The Morning Show: Weekend. (PG, CC) 12.00 Olympians: Off The Record: Brett Aitken/ Scott McGrory. (PG, R, CC) Takes a look at Brett Aitken and Scott McGrory. 12.30 The Amazing Race. (PG, R, CC) Hosted by Phil Keoghan. 1.30 To Be Advised. 4.00 Better Homes And Gardens. (R, CC) Joh and Pete tour a suburban retreat in Perth. 5.00 Seven News At 5. (CC) 5.30 Border Security: Australia’s Front Line. (PG, R, CC)

6.00 6.30 7.00 10.00

6.30 Gardening Australia. (CC) (Final) Tino plants winter legumes. Angus explores a colourful Sydney garden. Costa overhauls a vegetable garden. 7.00 ABC News. (CC) 7.30 Father Brown. (PG, CC) Marianne is kidnapped from Oxford University by Nero Hound, an enemy of her estranged father Flambeau. 8.20 DCI Banks. (M, CC) When the body of a student is found, the investigation into his death uncovers a different man to the character described by his flatmate. 9.05 Miniseries: The Politician’s Husband. (MA15+, R, CC) Part 2 of 3. Driven by a desire to get revenge for his political downfall, Aiden plots against his old friend. 10.05 Janet King. (M, R, CC) Despite solving Todd Wilson’s murder, the political pressure on Janet culminates in a dilemma. 11.00 Comedy Showroom. (M, R, CC) A woman learns about parenting. 11.30 Rage. (MA15+, CC) Music videos chosen by special guest programmer.

6.00 Seven News. (CC) 7.00 MOVIE: Up. (PG, R, CC) (2009) After he decides to “fly” his house to South America, in order to fulfil his late wife’s wish, an elderly man and his young stowaway encounter a strange bird and the hunter who has become obsessed with catching it. Ed Asner, Jordan Nagai, Christopher Plummer. 9.00 MOVIE: Battleship. (M, R, CC) (2012) The crew of a US Navy warship find themselves involved in a pitched battle against apparently hostile alien invaders who came to Earth in response to a message, transmitted by NASA to their planet. Taylor Kitsch, Alexander Skarsgard, Rihanna. 11.35 The Goldbergs. (PG, R, CC) Adam asks Beverly for help avoiding the annual President’s Fitness Test, only to discover his gym teacher is determined to make him take part. After Erica’s French pen pal pays a visit, Barry tries to woo her.

6.00 Nine News. (CC) 7.00 The Voice. (PG, R, CC) With some help from coaches Ronan Keating, Jessie J, Delta Goodrem and the Madden brothers, a group of contestants sets out to prove they have what it takes to be a singing sensation. Hosted by Sonia Kruger. 8.30 The Voice. (PG, R, CC) With some help from coaches Ronan Keating, Jessie J, Delta Goodrem and the Madden brothers, a group of contestants sets out to prove they have what it takes to be a singing sensation. Hosted by Sonia Kruger. 10.00 The Voice. (PG, R, CC) With some help from coaches Ronan Keating, Jessie J, Delta Goodrem and the Madden brothers, a group of contestants sets out to prove they have what it takes to be a singing sensation. Hosted by Sonia Kruger. 11.30 MOVIE: Appaloosa. (M, R, CC) (2008) Two friends hired to police a small town find their job complicated by the arrival of a young widow. Viggo Mortensen, Ed Harris, Jeremy Irons.

6.00 Modern Family. (PG, R, CC) After Manny and Luke ask to hold a garage sale as part of a charity fundraiser, Jay reluctantly agrees. 6.30 Bondi Vet. (CC) Dr Chris Brown encounters a two tonne southern white rhinoceros. Tim Faulkner treats an alligator. 7.30 Scorpion. (PG, CC) As Sylvester tries to protect a group of children, Walter and Happy race to save Toby who has become trapped and unresponsive behind a seemingly impenetrable glass wall, inside a burning building. 8.30 MOVIE: The Wolverine. (M, R, CC) (2013) After the mutant known as Wolverine is summoned to Japan by an old acquaintance, he soon finds himself embroiled in a conflict that forces him to his physical and emotional limits as he confronts his own demons. Hugh Jackman, Will Yun Lee, Brian Tee. 11.00 Motor Racing. (CC) International V8 Supercars Championship. Round 4. Perth SuperSprint. Race 8. Highlights. From Barbagallo Raceway, Perth.

6.30 SBS World News. (CC) 7.30 Who Do You Think You Are? Mary Berry. (PG, CC) The Great British Bake Off star Mary Berry sets off on a journey to find out more about her father’s family, believing she inherits her energy and drive from him. 8.35 RocKwiz Salutes The Legends. (New Series) In honour of Eurovison, RocKwiz pays homage to the best Europe has to offer, with a selection of all-female guests. Features performances by Jess Cornelius, Megan Washington, and Phoebe and Lou from Alpine. 9.35 Eurovision’s Greatest Hits. (PG, R, CC) Graham Norton and Petra Mede host a concert to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Eurovision Song Contest. Includes performances from Brotherhood of Man, Johnny Logan, Dana International, Lordi and Conchita. 11.15 Cycling. UCI World Tour. Giro d’Italia. Stage 2. Arnhem to Nijmegen. 190km. From the Netherlands.

5.00 Rage. (PG) Continuous music programming.

12.00 Desperate Housewives. (M, R, CC) Susan is mortified after her art teacher asks the students to attend class in the nude. 1.00 Home Shopping. (R)

1.35 MOVIE: Bloodworth. (MA15+, R, CC) (2010) A man returns home to his family. Val Kilmer, Kris Kristofferson. 3.30 The Avengers. (PG, R) 4.30 Extra. (R, CC) 5.00 The Middle. (PG, R, CC) 5.30 Skippy The Bush Kangaroo. (R)

12.00 48 Hours: Sole Survivor. (M, R, CC) Tells the story of Robin Doan who, as a girl, was forced to play dead to avoid death at the hands of a spree killer. 1.00 Infomercials. (PG, R) 2.00 Home Shopping. 5.00 Hour Of Power. Religious program.

2.00 Inspector Rex. (PG, R, CC) A university professor is murdered. 4.55 Sidewalk Scribble. (R) Short film. 5.00 CCTV English News. News from China. 5.30 NHK World English News. News from Japan. 5.45 France 24 Feature.

12.00 12.30 1.00 1.30 2.00

4.30 5.00 5.30

PAW Patrol. (R, CC) Dora The Explorer. (R, CC) Weekend Today. (CC) Today Extra: Saturday. (PG, CC) No More Practice: The Investment Series. (CC) (New Series) The Great Endeavour Rally. (PG, CC) Al McGlashan’s Fish’n With Mates. (PG, CC) Hot In Cleveland. (PG, R, CC) MOVIE: Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close. (PG, R, CC) (2011) Tom Hanks. The Garden Gurus. (CC) News: First At Five. (CC) Getaway. (PG, CC)

6.00 6.30 7.00 8.00 8.30 11.00 12.00 1.00 1.30 2.30 3.00 4.00 4.30 5.00

Fishing Edge. (R, CC) RPM GP. (R, CC) RPM. (R, CC) Family Feud. (R, CC) Studio 10: Saturday. (PG, CC) The Living Room. (R, CC) All 4 Adventure. (PG, R, CC) The Home Team. (R, CC) The Doctors. (PG, CC) Good Chef Bad Chef. (R, CC) Long Lost Family. (PG, R, CC) What’s Up Down Under. (CC) Escape Fishing With ET. (CC) TEN Eyewitness News. (CC)

6.00 France 24 English News. 6.30 Deutsche Welle English News. 7.00 Al Jazeera English News. 7.30 Italian News. 8.10 Filipino News. 8.40 French News. 9.30 Greek News From Cyprus. 10.30 German News. 11.00 Spanish News. 12.00 Arabic News. 12.30 Turkish News. 1.00 PBS NewsHour. (CC) 2.00 Equestrian. (CC) FEI World Cup Jumping. 3.00 Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2015. (R) 5.00 Cycling. UCI World Tour. Giro d’Italia. Stage 1. Highlights. 5.30 Himmler And The Holy Grail. (PG, R, CC)

CLASSIFICATIONS: (P) For preschoolers (C) Children’s programs (G) General viewing (PG) Parental guidance (M) Mature audiences (MA15+) Mature audiences only (AV15+) Extreme violence. (R) Repeat (CC) Closed Captions. Please Note: Listings are correct at the time of print and are subject to late change by networks. 0705


Dubbo Weekender | Friday 06.05.2016 to Sunday 08.05.2016






6.05pm The Shawshank Redemption (1994) Crime. Morgan Freeman, Tim Robbins. Two prisoners develop a deep friendship. (MA15+) Masterpiece

6.30pm My Big Redneck Vacation. Reality series following a Southern family. (PG) A&E

6.30pm The Jonathan Ross Show. Talk show presented by Jonathan Ross. (M) Foxtel Arts

7.00pm Football. AFL. Round 7. Western Bulldogs v Adelaide. Fox Footy

7.30pm Devil Island. Narrated by Jason Donovan. (PG) National Geographic Wild

8.00pm Football. AFL. Round 7. Fremantle v GWS. Fox Sports 3

7.30pm Eric Clapton: Slowhand At 70. Foxtel Arts

9.30pm Soccer. EPL. Fox Sports 4

8.30pm Water For Elephants (2011) Drama. Robert Pattinson, Reese Witherspoon. (M) Romance 10.40pm Chappie (2015) Action. Hugh Jackman, Dev Patel. A stolen police droid is given new programming. (MA15+) Action

ABC2/ABC KIDS 6.00 Children’s Programs. 5.35 Hey Duggee. (R, CC) 5.40 Peppa Pig. (R, CC) 5.50 Go Jetters. (R) 6.00 Peg + Cat. (R, CC) 6.15 Peter Rabbit. (R, CC) 6.25 Octonauts. (R, CC) 6.40 Ben And Holly’s Little Kingdom. (R, CC) 6.50 Shaun The Sheep. (R) 7.00 Spicks And Specks. (PG, R, CC) 7.30 Highway Thru Hell. (PG, CC) 8.15 Would I Lie To You? (R, CC) 8.45 Mock The Week Looks Back At. (M, R, CC) 9.15 The Trip To Italy. (M, R, CC) 9.45 Live At The Apollo. (R, CC) 10.30 Comedy Up Late. (M, R, CC) 11.00 Broad City. (R, CC) 11.20 Episodes. (M, R, CC) 11.55 Kroll Show. (M, R, CC) 12.40 John Mulaney: New In Town. (M, R, CC) 1.25 Matt Braunger: Shovel Fighter. (M, R, CC) 2.05 Mock The Week. (M, R, CC) 2.35 News Update. (R) 2.40 Close. 5.00 Toby’s Travelling Circus. (R, CC) 5.10 Lily’s Driftwood Bay. (R, CC) 5.15 Rastamouse. (R, CC) 5.30 Angelina Ballerina. (R, CC) 5.45 Children’s Programs.

ABC3 6.00 Children’s Programs. 9.50 Danger Mouse. (R) 10.00 Slugterra. (R, CC) 10.45 Annoying Orange. (R, CC) 11.05 Dragons: Defenders Of Berk. (R, CC) 11.35 Life With Boys. (R, CC) 11.55 Make It Pop. (R, CC) 12.20 The Penguins Of Madagascar. (R, CC) 2.35 House Of Anubis. (R) 3.00 Absolute Genius. (R) 3.25 Officially Amazing. (R, CC) 3.55 Studio 3. (R) 4.25 Spectacular Spider-Man. (R, CC) 4.50 The Flamin’ Thongs. (R, CC) 5.00 Grojband. (R, CC) 5.25 Roy. (R) 5.55 Little Lunch. (R, CC) 6.10 Thunderbirds Are Go. (R, CC) 6.30 Horrible Histories. (R, CC) 7.00 Operation Ouch! (R, CC) 7.30 Tomorrow When The War Began. (PG, CC) 8.15 Nowhere Boys. (PG, R, CC) The boys head to the alternate universe. 8.40 Tower Prep. (R, CC) Headmaster rips up Suki’s art. 9.25 MY:24. (R, CC) Young people tell their stories. 9.40 Close.

7.30pm Casualty. (M) BBC First 8.30pm Whose Line Is It Anyway? Comics tackle a series of spontaneous improvised sketches. (M) Comedy Channel

Reese Witherspoon stars in Water for Elephants

7TWO 6.00 Shopping. (R) 8.00 Hot Property. (PG, R, CC) 8.30 Dealers. (PG, R) 9.30 House Doctor (A To Z Of Design) (R) 10.00 Before And After. (R) 10.30 The Great Australian Doorstep. 11.00 The Lucky Country. (PG, R, CC) 11.30 SA Life Favourites. 12.00 Out Of The Blue. (CC) 12.30 Great South East. 1.00 Creek To Coast. 1.30 Qld Weekender. 2.00 WA Weekender. 2.30 Sydney Weekender. (R, CC) 3.00 Rugby Union. Shute Shield. 5.00 Sean’s Kitchen. (CC) 5.30 Annabel Langbein: The Free Range Cook. 6.00 Secret Location. (PG, R) 7.00 Catch Phrase. 7.45 Keeping Up Appearances. (PG, R, CC) 8.30 Escape To The Country. 9.30 Nick Knowles’ Original Features. (R) 10.30 Air Crash Investigation. (PG, R, CC) 11.30 Medical Emergency. (PG, R, CC) 12.30 Great South East. (R) 1.00 Creek To Coast. (R) 1.30 Qld Weekender. (R) 2.00 WA Weekender. (R) 2.30 Sydney Weekender. (R, CC) 3.00 Out Of The Blue. (R, CC) 3.30 Harry’s Practice. (R, CC) 4.00 Late Programs.


6.00 Children’s Programs. 11.30 Move It. (C, R, CC) 12.00 Kitchen Whiz. (C, R, CC) 12.30 SpongeBob. (R) 1.00 Yu-Gi-Oh! (PG, R) 1.30 Yo-Kai. (PG, R) 2.00 Wild Kratts. (R) 2.30 Sonic Boom. (PG) 3.00 Power Rangers Dino. (PG, R) 3.30 Teen Titans Go! (PG, R) 4.00 Problem Solverz. (PG, R) 4.30 Ben 10. (PG, R) 5.00 Justice League Unlimited. (PG, R) 5.30 Batman. (PG, R) 6.00 Scared Shrekless. (PG, CC) 6.40 MOVIE: Shrek. (PG, R, CC) (2001) 8.30 MOVIE: The Hunger Games. (M, R, CC) (2012) A girl takes part in a deadly competition. Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson. 11.30 Arrow. (M, R, CC) 1.30 Surfing Australia TV. (R, CC) 2.00 Sonic Boom. (PG, R) 2.30 Yo-Kai Watch. (PG, R) 3.00 Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal. (PG, R) 3.30 SpongeBob. (R) 4.00 Beware The Batman. (M, R) 4.30 Problem Solverz. (PG, R) 4.50 Thunderbirds. (R) 5.30 Yu-Gi-Oh! (PG, R)


6.00 Motorcycle Racing. Australian Superbike Championship. 7.00 Motor Racing. WA Sprintcar Championship. General Firecracker 50. John Day Salute Night. Replay. 8.00 Shopping. (R) 9.00 Cruise For Charity. (PG, R) 9.30 Dream Car Garage. (PG, R) 10.00 Bull Riding. 2015 Pro Tour. Replay. 11.00 Motor Racing. Night Thunder. AHG Sprintcar Series. Wormall Civil Sprinters. 12.00 Motor Racing. Ultimate Sprintcar Championship. 12.30 Big Shrimpin’. (PG, R) 1.30 Swamp People. (PG, R) 3.30 Gator Boys. (PG, R) 4.30 Football. AFL. Round 7. Sydney v Essendon. 7.30 Turtleman. (PG, R) 8.00 Football. (CC) AFL. Round 7. Fremantle v GWS. From Domain Stadium, Perth. 11.00 MOVIE: Road Trip. (MA15+, R, CC) (2000) 1.00 Late Programs. 1.30 1000 Ways To Die. (MA15+, R) 2.30 Big Shrimpin’. (PG, R) 3.30 Late Programs. 4.30 Motor Racing. WA Sprintcar Championship. General Firecracker 50. John Day Salute Night. Replay. 5.30 Shopping.

6.00 Landline. (CC) 6.30 World This Week. (CC) 7.00 Weekend Breakfast. (CC) 11.00 News. 11.30 Australia Wide. (CC) 12.00 News. (CC) 12.30 Landline. (R, CC) 1.00 News. 1.30 Planet America. (R) 2.00 News. 2.30 The Mix. (CC) 3.00 News. 3.30 Foreign Corre. (R, CC) 4.00 News. 4.30 The Drum Weekly. 5.00 News. 5.30 One Plus One. (CC) 6.00 ABC News Weekend. 6.30 Australian Story. (R, CC) 7.00 ABC News Weekend. 7.30 The Mix. (R, CC) 8.00 Four Corners. (R, CC) 8.45 One Plus One Redux. (PG, R, CC) 9.00 ABC News Weekend. 9.30 Australia Wide. (R, CC) 10.00 News. 10.30 World This Week. (R, CC) 11.00 News. (CC) 11.30 One Plus One. (R, CC) 12.00 Press Club. (R, CC) 1.00 Late Programs.



6.00 MOVIE: The Duke Wore Jeans. (R, CC) (1958) Tommy Steele, June Laverick. 8.00 Danoz Direct. 8.30 Adventures In Rainbow Country. (R) 9.00 The Avengers. (PG, R) 10.05 MOVIE: Three Sisters. (R, CC) (1970) Jeanne Watts. 1.20 MOVIE: The Stalking Moon. (PG, R, CC) (1968) Gregory Peck. 3.35 MOVIE: Tora! Tora! Tora! (R) (1970) Martin Balsam. 6.30 Heartbeat. (PG) Bellamy tries to bring a man to justice. 8.45 Silent Witness. (MA15+, R) Harry and Nikki’s tentative relationship is rocked by the discovery of the body of Harry’s ex-lover. 11.00 Dalziel And Pascoe. (M, R) A young man is found dead at a nightclub. 12.10 MOVIE: Villain. (MA15+, R) (1971) Richard Burton. 2.00 MOVIE: The Stalking Moon. (PG, R, CC) (1968) Gregory Peck. 4.05 MOVIE: Baxter! (PG, R) (1973) Patricia Neal.

ONE 6.00 Shopping. (R) 8.00 Star Trek: Voyager. (PG, R) 9.00 Hogan’s Heroes. (R) 10.00 World Sport. (R) 10.30 MacGyver. (PG, R) 11.30 Jake And The Fatman. (PG, R) 12.30 Walker, Texas Ranger. (PG, R) 1.30 Operation Repo. (PG, R) 2.00 Loaded. (PG, R) 2.30 Driven Not Hidden. (R) 3.00 M*A*S*H. (PG, R) 4.00 Reel Action. (R) 4.30 Merv Hughes Fishing. 5.00 Adventure Angler. (R) 5.30 David Attenborough’s Planet Earth. (PG, R) 6.30 Last Man Standing. (PG) 7.30 Star Trek: The Next Generation. (PG, R) 8.30 Motor Racing. (CC) International V8 Supercars Championship. Round 4. Perth SuperSprint. Race 8. Highlights. 9.30 When We Go To War. (M) 10.30 Zoo. (M, R, CC) 11.30 Bellator MMA. (M, R) 1.30 Undercover Boss. (M, R) 2.30 Late Programs. 3.30 Football’s Greatest Teams. (R) 4.30 Rugby Sevens. World Sevens. Round 7. Highlights. 5.00 Rugby Sevens. World Sevens. Round 8. Highlights. 5.30 Late Programs.

ELEVEN 6.00 Toasted TV. 7.30 Kuu-Kuu Harajuku. (C, CC) 8.00 Totally Wild. (C, CC) 8.30 Scope. (C, CC) 9.05 The Loop. (PG) 11.35 Neighbours. (R, CC) 2.05 Charmed. (PG, R, CC) 4.00 Family Ties. (PG, R) 5.00 Cheers. (PG, R) 5.30 Cristela. 6.00 MOVIE: John Tucker Must Die. (PG, R) (2006) Three girls seek revenge. Jesse Metcalfe. 8.00 The Graham Norton Show. (M, R, CC) Irish comedian Graham Norton chats with David Tennant and Olivia Colman, producer Harvey Weinstein and singer Jessie J. 9.00 Sex And The City. (M, R) The girls pressure Carrie to define her relationship with Big, and while out with him she takes a liking to a jazz musician. 11.00 The Loop. (PG, R) Hosted by Scott Tweedie and Olivia Phyland. 1.30 Family Ties. (PG, R) 2.00 Neighbours. (R, CC) 4.30 Cheers. (PG, R) 5.00 Shopping. (R)

6.00 House Hunters Int. (R) 6.30 House Hunters. (R) 7.00 Garden Gurus. (R, CC) 7.30 Getaway. (PG, R, CC) 8.00 The Block. (PG, R, CC) 8.30 Buying The View. (R) 9.30 My First Place. (PG, R) 10.00 House Hunters Int. (R) 10.30 House Hunters. (R) 11.00 Expedition Unknown. (PG, R) 12.00 Hotel Impossible. (PG, R) 2.00 Postcards. (PG, CC) 3.00 My First Place. (PG, R) 4.00 Good Bones. (PG, R) 5.00 Million Dollar Rooms. (PG, R) 6.00 My First Place. (PG, R) 6.30 Masters Of Flip. (R) 7.30 House Hunters. 8.30 House Hunters International. 9.30 House Hunters Renovation. 10.30 Fixer Upper. (PG, R) 11.30 House Hunters Int. (R) 12.00 Masters Of Flip. (R) 1.00 House Hunters. (R) 2.00 Late Programs.


SBS 2 6.00 WorldWatch. 8.30 Macedonian News. 9.05 Croatian News. 9.40 Serbian News. 10.20 Portuguese News. 11.00 Japanese News. 11.35 Punjabi News. 12.05 Hindi News. 12.35 Dutch News. 1.00 The Tim Ferriss Experiment. (R) 1.50 Kung Fu Motion. (R) 2.45 Motorcycle Racing. (CC) Superbike World Championship. Round 5. 3.45 Celebrity Chef. (R) 5.05 Brain Games. (R) 5.40 MOVIE: Asterix And Obelix: Mission Cleopatra. (PG, R, CC) (2002) 7.30 If You Are The One. Hosted by Meng Fei. 8.30 The Raft. (PG, R) Strangers fight to survive on a life raft. 9.25 Survive Aotearoa: 4wdriving Hikurangi. (M) Barrie and Chris demonstrate survival skills. 10.25 Heartless. (Series return) 12.55 MOVIE: The Secrets. (M, R) (2007) Fanny Ardant, Ania Bukstein, Michal Shtamler. 3.15 CCTV News In English From Beijing. 5.00 Korean News. 5.30 Indonesian News.

FOOD 6.00 Diners, Drive-Ins And Dives. (R) 6.30 Trisha’s Southern Kitchen. (PG, R) 7.00 Iron Chef America. (R) 8.00 Chopped. (PG, R) 9.00 Cutthroat Kitchen. (PG, R) 10.00 Food Lovers’ Guide To Australia. (R, CC) 10.30 Chuck’s Eat The Street. (R) 11.00 No Reservations. (PG, R, CC) 12.00 Man Fire Food. (R) 12.30 Diners, Drive-Ins And Dives. (R) 1.00 Chopped. (PG, R) 2.00 Cutthroat Kitchen. (PG, R) 3.00 Bobby Flay’s Barbecue Addiction. (R) 3.30 Chuck’s Eat The Street. (R) 4.00 Trisha’s Southern Kitchen. (PG, R) 4.30 Iron Chef America. (R) 5.30 Giada In Paradise. (R) 6.30 Save My Bakery. 7.30 Man Fire Food. (R) 8.00 Diners, Drive-Ins And Dives. (R) 8.30 Cutthroat Kitchen. (PG) 9.30 Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations. (PG, R, CC) 10.30 Iron Chef America. (R) 11.30 Cutthroat Kitchen. (PG, R) 12.30 No Reservations. (PG, R, CC) 1.30 Save My Bakery. (R) 2.30 Diners, Drive-Ins And Dives. (R) 3.00 Bobby Flay’s Barbecue Addiction. (R) 3.30 Late Programs.

6.00 Morning Programs. 9.30 Move It Mob Style. 10.00 The Last Leader Of The Crocodile Islands. (PG) 11.00 Rose Against The Odds. (PG) 12.00 The Point Review. 12.30 League Nation Live. 2.00 The Medicine Line. 2.30 Indians And Aliens. 3.00 Standing On Sacred Ground. (PG) 4.00 Born To Run. 5.00 Samaqan: Water Stories. 5.30 Move It Mob Style. 6.00 Maori TV’s Native Affairs. 6.30 Down 2 Earth. (PG) 7.00 One With Nature. 7.30 Clouded History. 8.30 Being Mary Jane. (M) 9.30 MOVIE: Drunktown’s Finest. (MA15+) (2014) 11.00 Afghan Cameleer Australia. (PG) 12.00 Volumz. (MA15+) 4.00 NITV On The Road: Boomerang Festival. 5.00 Fusion With Casey Donovan. 0705




Friday 06.05.2016 to Sunday 08.05.2016 | Dubbo Weekender

Sunday, May 8 The Spoils Before Dying

Shark Tank

More polished than its predecessor The Spoils of Babylon, which spoofed vintage miniseries such as The Thorn Birds, this warped offering from Will Ferrell’s production company Funny or Die sends up noir thrillers. It follows 1950s jazz pianist-turnedprivate eye Rock Banyon (Michael Kenneth Williams) who becomes a murder suspect when his one-time girlfriend Fresno Foxglove (Maya Rudolph) turns up dead. Tonight, Rock takes shelter with former lover Delores (Kristen Wiig) in Mexico but they must flee when pursued by bad guys. This challenging comedy won’t be to everyone’s taste, but it still has plenty of laugh-out-loud moments.

The cloudy waters of Shark Tank are back for a second season to find the next big business idea. Some are destined to sink to the bottom, while others will take a toothy bite out of our imaginations. Everyone is back on board, including host Sarah Harris and Boost Juice founder Janine Allis, but John McGrath has jumped ship, making way for Dr Glen Richards as one of the people the budding entrepreneurs must impress. Kicking things off, a NSW entrepreneur pitches a ride based on the Sharknado film. Tune in to find out whether it’s a genius or misguided business idea. After all, half the fun is in the misses.

SBS 2, 8.30pm


58th Annual TV WEEK K Logie Awards

TEN, 9pm


WIN, 7pm

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6.00 Rage. (PG, CC) 7.00 Weekend Breakfast. (CC) 9.00 Insiders. (CC) 10.00 Offsiders. (CC) 10.30 Australia Wide. (R, CC) 11.00 The World This Week. (R, CC) 11.30 To Be Advised. 12.00 Landline. (CC) 1.00 Gardening Australia. (R, CC) 1.30 The Mix. (R, CC) 2.00 Meet The Mavericks. (M, R, CC) 2.30 Nan And A Whole Lot Of Trouble. (M, CC) 2.45 Stories I Want To Tell You In Person. (PG, R, CC) 3.20 Cast From The Storm. (PG, R, CC) 4.20 David Attenborough: Kingdom Of Plants. (R, CC) 5.10 Father Brown. (PG, R, CC)

6.00 Home Shopping. (R, CC) 7.00 Weekend Sunrise. (CC) 10.00 The Morning Show: Weekend. (PG, CC) Highlights from the past week. 12.00 Bewitched. (R, CC) Larry suspects Darrin is having an affair. 12.30 The Amazing Race. (PG, R, CC) Hosted by Phil Keoghan. 1.30 To Be Advised. 4.00 Better Homes And Gardens. (R, CC) Joh and Pete visit a transformed cottage. 5.00 Seven News At 5. (CC) 5.30 Sydney Weekender. (CC) Mike explores the Yass Valley.

6.00 6.30 7.00 10.00

6.00 Australian Story: A Kind Of Medicine. (R, CC) A look at the work of Mark Wenitong, one of Australia’s first Indigenous doctors, and a pioneer in the use of music for healing. 6.30 Compass: The Moral Compass. (CC) Host Geraldine Doogue is joined by guest panellists to debate moral, ethical and religious controversies. 7.00 ABC News. (CC) 7.40 Grand Designs. (CC) Kevin McCloud meets James Strangeways, a boat enthusiast who wants to build a home with a nautical theme. 8.30 Midsomer Murders. (M, CC) After a cycling competition comes to the village of Burwood Mantle, the race leader is murdered. 10.00 The Weekly With Charlie Pickering. (M, R, CC) (Final) A satirical news program exposing the humorous, absurd and downright hypocritical. 10.30 Hiding. (M, R, CC) A family goes into witness protection. 11.30 Whitechapel. (M, R, CC) DI Chandler investigates a bizarre murder.

6.00 Seven News. (CC) 7.00 House Rules. (PG, CC) It has been a long week for Brooke and Michelle, whose house rules left many confused. 8.45 Sunday Night. (CC) Current affairs program, hosted by Melissa Doyle. 9.45 The Blacklist. (M, CC) After an unexpected loss devastates the FBI task force, they must track down their assailants: a mysterious group whose agents operate using a worldwide satellite network. 10.45 Air Crash Investigation: Vanishing Act. (PG, CC) Takes a look at the crash of Varig Flight 254, which was forced to make an emergency landing in the Amazon jungle. The incident claimed the lives of 13 passengers and left investigators wondering why the aircraft was more than 965km off course when it ran out of fuel. 11.45 Odyssey. (M, CC) With an unconscious Frank in their custody, Odelle, Aslam and Luc must figure out what to do with him. Ruby is forced to come to terms with the fact that her mission is not yet complete.

12.15 Injustice. (MA15+, R, CC) Part 1 of 2. 1.55 Rage. (MA15+) Music videos chosen by a special guest programmer. 3.30 Midsomer Murders. (M, R, CC) A cyclist in a race is murdered. 5.00 Insiders. (R, CC) Hosted by Barrie Cassidy.

12.30 Home Shopping. 5.30 Sunrise. (CC) David Koch and Samantha Armytage present the news, sport and weather, with business and finance updates.

PAW Patrol. (R, CC) Dora The Explorer. (R, CC) Weekend Today. (CC) Wide World Of Sports. (PG, CC) NRL Sunday Footy Show. (PG, CC) Hosted by Yvonne Sampson. Full Cycle. (CC) Hosts Scott McGrory and Bradley McGee take a candid look inside the world of cycling. Rugby League. (CC) Intrust Super Cup. Representative Match. Queensland v NSW. From Langlands Park, Brisbane. Rugby League. (CC) NRL. Representative Match. City v Country. From Scully Park, NSW.



6.00 Creflo Dollar Ministries. (CC) 6.30 Hillsong. (CC) 7.00 Mass For You At Home. 7.30 Joel Osteen. (CC) 8.00 Good Chef Bad Chef. (R, CC) 8.30 Studio 10: Sunday. (PG, CC) 11.00 Let’s Do Coffee. (CC) 11.30 Ben’s Menu. (R, CC) 12.00 Netball. (CC) 2.00 Everyday Gourmet With Justine Schofield. (R, CC) 2.30 The Offroad Adventure Show. (R, CC) 3.00 iFish. (R, CC) 3.30 RPM GP. (CC) 4.00 RPM. (CC) 5.00 TEN Eyewitness News. (CC)

6.00 France 24 English News. 6.30 Deutsche Welle English News. 7.00 Al Jazeera English News. 7.30 Italian News. 8.10 Filipino News. 8.40 French News. 9.30 Greek News From Cyprus. 10.30 German News. 11.00 Spanish News. 12.00 Arabic News. 12.30 Turkish News. 1.00 The World Game. (CC) 2.00 Speedweek. (CC) 4.00 Cycling. UCI Mountain Bike World Cup. Second round. Highlights. 4.30 InCycle. (CC) 5.00 Cycling. UCI World Tour. Giro d’Italia. Stage 2. 190km. Highlights. 5.30 World War One At Sea: The Battle Of The U-Boats. (CC)

6.00 Nine News. (CC) 7.00 58th Annual TV WEEK Logie Awards: Red Carpet Arrivals. (PG, CC) Join Karl Stefanovic, Lisa Wilkinson and Sylvia Jefferies on the red carpet at Melbourne’s Crown Casino for the latest fashion, glitz and glamour of Australian television’s night of nights. 7.30 58th Annual TV WEEK Logie Awards. (M, CC) The Australian television industry comes together to honour excellence in various categories, including acting, writing, producing, presenting and reporting. In contention for this year’s Gold Logie are Scott Cam, Waleed Aly, Carrie Bickmore, Essie Davis, Grant Denyer and Lee Lin Chin. From Melbourne’s Crown Palladium. 11.00 Kings Of Comedy. (PG, R, CC) A compilation of classic TV moments, featuring comedians Peter Cook, Dudley Moore, Dave Allen, The Two Ronnies, Graham Kennedy and others.

6.00 Family Feud: Sunday. (CC) 6.30 Modern Family. (PG, R, CC) 7.00 Modern Family. (PG, CC) Mitch helps Luke with his “promposal”, while Cam goes a little overboard helping Manny with his. 7.30 MasterChef Australia. (PG, CC) The contestants have 75 minutes to create a dish from Marco Pierre White’s mystery box of ingredients. 9.00 Shark Tank. (PG, CC) (Series return) A panel of successful business people, including Janine Allis, Andrew Banks, Steve Baxter, Dr Glen Richards and Naomi Simson, are shown inventions and innovations by everyday Australians, and then have the opportunity to invest in their idea. Hosted by Sarah Harris. 10.00 NCIS: New Orleans. (M, CC) Special agent Pride and the team investigate a Russian sleeper agent. 11.00 NCIS: New Orleans. (M, CC) The team investigates after a petty officer overdoses in the French Quarter during a fun run.

6.30 SBS World News. (CC) 7.30 Secrets Of The Colosseum. (PG, R, CC) Takes a look at efforts by a team of engineers to replicate the ingenuity of the ancient Romans’ Colosseum. 8.30 MOVIE: The Eichmann Show. (M, CC) (2015) A documentary filmmaker and his producer face all manner of challenges as they vie for the rights to televise the trial of a notorious SS officer Adolf Eichmann, one of the architects of the Holocaust. Martin Freeman, Anthony LaPaglia, Vaidotas Martinaitis. 10.10 Grand Tours Of The Scottish Islands: Islands Of The Forth – Fortress Islands Of The Forth. (R, CC) Presenter Paul Murton explores islands in the Firth of Forth, from Inchcolm to Inchgarvie. Despite their idyllic appearance, these rocky outcroppings share a troubled history. 10.40 Cycling. UCI World Tour. Giro d’Italia. Stage 3. Nijmegen to Arnhem. 189km. From the Netherlands.

12.00 Mike & Molly. (M, CC) 12.30 Prime Suspect. (M, R, CC) 1.30 Anger Management. (M, R, CC) 2.00 What Would You Do? (M, R, CC) 3.00 20/20. (R, CC) 4.00 Good Morning America: Sunday. (CC) 5.00 News Early Edition. (CC) 5.30 Today. (CC)

12.00 Motor Racing. (CC) International V8 Supercars Championship. Round 4. Perth SuperSprint. Race 9. Highlights. 1.00 Infomercials. (PG, R) 2.00 Home Shopping. (R) 4.00 Life Today With James Robison. (PG) 4.30 CBS This Morning. (CC)

2.00 MOVIE: A Distant Neighbourhood. (PG, R) (2010) Pascal Greggory. 3.50 Death: A Series About Life. (PG, R, CC) 4.55 Partir. (R) 5.00 CCTV English News. 5.30 NHK World English News. 5.45 France 24 Feature.

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7.30pm Corpse Bride (2005) Animation. Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter. (PG) Family

8.00pm Fresh Off The Boat. (PG) FOX8

6.00pm Gardeners’ World. Toby Buckland explains which plants need wrapping up for the winter. Lifestyle Home

10.00am Basketball. NBA Playoffs. Conference Semifinals. ESPN

8.30pm Magic Mike XXL (2015) Comedy. Channing Tatum, Joe Manganiello. Three years after retiring, a former stripper grinds and bumps his way back into the spotlight for one final performance. (MA15+) Premiere

8.30pm Strike Back. Section 20 try to track down the real culprits behind the attack. (MA15+) FOX8 9.00pm Bob’s Burgers. Bob competes in a “best burger” competition. (M) Comedy Channel

6.00 Children’s Programs. 4.25 Mister Maker Around The World. (R, CC) 4.45 Timmy Time. (R, CC) 5.00 Meet The Small Potatoes. (R, CC) 5.50 Go Jetters. (R) 6.00 Peg + Cat. (R, CC) 6.15 Peter Rabbit. (R, CC) 6.25 Octonauts. (R, CC) 6.40 Ben And Holly’s Little Kingdom. (R, CC) 6.50 Shaun The Sheep. (R, CC) 7.00 Spicks And Specks. (PG, R, CC) 7.30 Seconds From Disaster. (PG, R, CC) 8.20 The Daters: Burgo’s Set Up Date. (M, R, CC) 8.30 Arj Barker: Go Time! (M, CC) A comedy performance by Arj Barker. 9.50 Louis And The Brothel. (M, R, CC) 10.55 Bodyshockers. (M, R, CC) 11.40 Never Mind The Buzzcocks. (PG, R, CC) 12.10 Mock The Week. (M, R, CC) 12.40 The Home Show. (PG, R, CC) 1.25 News Update. (R) 1.30 Close. 5.00 Toby’s Travelling Circus. (R, CC) 5.10 Lily’s Driftwood Bay. (R, CC) 5.15 Rastamouse. (R, CC) 5.30 Angelina Ballerina. (R, CC) 5.45 Children’s Programs.

ABC3 6.00 Children’s Programs. 11.55 Make It Pop. (R, CC) 12.20 Secret Life Of Boys. (R, CC) 12.25 Dance Academy. (R, CC) 2.35 House Of Anubis. (PG, R) 2.55 Absolute Genius. (R) 3.25 Officially Amazing. (PG, R, CC) 3.55 Good Game: SP. (R, CC) 4.20 Spectacular Spider-Man. (R, CC) 4.45 Camp Lakebottom. (R, CC) 4.55 The Flamin’ Thongs. (R, CC) 5.05 Grojband. (R, CC) 5.30 Roy. (R) 5.55 Little Lunch. (R, CC) 6.10 Thunderbirds Are Go. (R, CC) 6.30 Horrible Histories. (PG, R, CC) 7.00 Operation Ouch! (R, CC) 7.30 Deadly Pole To Pole. (R) 8.00 Officially Amazing. (R, CC) 8.30 Nowhere Boys. (PG, R, CC) Ellen struggles to get through the portal. 8.55 Tower Prep. (R, CC) Ian tries to understand a unique sport. 9.40 Good Game: Pocket Edition. (PG, R, CC) 9.50 Rage. (PG, R) 2.20 Close.



6.00 Shopping. (R) 7.00 Tomorrow’s World. (PG) 7.30 Leading The Way. (PG) 8.00 David Jeremiah. (PG) 8.30 Shopping. (R) 9.30 Australia’s Best Houses. (PG, R) 10.00 Home And Away Catch-Up. (PG, CC) 1.00 Dealers. (PG, R) 2.30 Storage Hoarders. (R) 3.30 Secret Location. (PG, R) 4.30 Escape To The Country. (R) 5.30 Air Crash Investigation. (PG, R, CC) 6.30 Motorway Patrol. (PG, R, CC) 7.00 For The Love Of Dogs. (PG) 7.30 The World’s Oddest Animal Couples. (PG, R, CC) 8.30 Escape To The Country. Prospective buyers find their dream home. 9.30 Escape To The Continent. A look at homes. 10.45 Before And After. 11.15 Storage Hoarders. (R) 12.15 The World’s Oddest Animal Couples. (PG, R, CC) 1.15 Escape To The Continent. (R) 2.30 Dealers. (PG, R) 4.00 Air Crash Investigation. (PG, R, CC) 5.00 Shopping.


6.00 Children’s Programs. 12.30 SpongeBob. (R) 1.00 Yu-Gi-Oh! (PG, R) 1.30 Yo-Kai. (PG, R) 2.00 Yu-Gi-Oh! (PG, R) 2.30 Wild Kratts. (R) 3.00 Yu-Gi-Oh! (PG, R) 3.30 Teen Titans Go! (PG, R) 4.00 Problem Solverz. (PG, R) 4.30 Power Rangers Dino. (PG, R) 5.00 MOVIE: Yogi Bear. (R) (2010) 6.30 MOVIE: Alvin And The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel. (R, CC) (2009) 8.30 MOVIE: We’re The Millers. (M, R, CC) (2013) A small-time drug dealer creates a fake family. Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis. 10.45 Bad Robots. (M, R) 11.45 Sun, Sex And Suspicious Parents. (M, R) 12.45 GO Surround Sound. (M, R, CC) 1.00 The Cube. (PG, R) 2.00 Surfing Australia TV. (R, CC) 2.30 Yo-Kai. (PG, R) 3.00 Yu-Gi-Oh! (PG, R) 3.30 SpongeBob. (R) 4.00 Beware The Batman. (M, R) 4.30 Problem Solverz. (PG, R) 4.50 Thunderbirds. (R) 5.30 Yu-Gi-Oh! (PG, R)


6.00 Shopping. (R) 6.30 The Amazing Race. (PG, R, CC) 7.30 Shopping. (R) 9.30 Timbersports. Australian Championship. Qualifying round. 10.00 AFL Game Day. 11.30 The AFN Fishing Show. (PG) 12.00 Hook, Line And Sinker. (PG, R) 12.30 Big Angry Fish. (PG, R) 2.30 AFL Pre-Game Show. (CC) 3.00 Football. (CC) AFL. Round 7. St Kilda v North Melbourne. From Etihad Stadium, Melbourne. 6.00 What Went Down. (PG) Examines wins and fails. 7.00 MOVIE: Iron Man 2. (PG, R, CC) (2010) A Stark family enemy takes on Iron Man. Robert Downey Jr., Mickey Rourke. 9.30 MOVIE: Black Hawk Down. (MA15+, R, CC) (2001) A battalion of elite US paratroopers becomes involved in a battle with a large force of gunmen in Somalia. Josh Hartnett, Ewan McGregor, Eric Bana. 12.30 Eagle Vision. 1.00 Football. WAFL. Round 8. Perth v Swan Districts. 4.00 Ice Pilots. (M, R)

6.00 Planet America. (R) 6.30 Australia Wide. (R, CC) 7.00 Weekend Breakfast. (CC) 9.00 Insiders. (CC) 10.00 Weekend Breakfast. (CC) 11.00 News. (CC) 11.30 World This Week. (R, CC) 12.00 News. (CC) 12.30 The Drum Weekly. (R) 1.00 News. (CC) 1.30 Landline. (R, CC) 2.00 News. (CC) 2.30 One Plus One. (R, CC) 3.00 News. (CC) 3.30 Offsiders. (CC) 4.00 News. 4.30 The Mix. (R, CC) 5.00 News. 5.30 Catalyst. (PG, R, CC) 6.00 ABC News Weekend. 6.10 Foreign Corre. (R, CC) 7.00 ABC News Weekend. 7.30 Australia Wide. (R, CC) 8.00 Insiders. (R, CC) 9.00 ABC News Weekend. 9.30 One Plus One. (R, CC) 10.00 News. 10.30 Planet America. (R) 11.00 News. (CC) 11.30 Conflict Zone. (PG) 12.00 Late Programs.


12.15pm Netball. ANZ Championship. Round 6. NSW Swifts v Central Pulse. Fox Sports 2 3.00pm Football. AFL. Round 7. St Kilda v North Melbourne. Fox Sports 3

8.30pm Unique Rides. Discovery Turbo

11.50pm Prime (2005) Comedy. Uma Thurman, Meryl Streep. (M) Romance


7.30pm Burt Bacharach: A Life In Song. Filmed at the Royal Festival Hall, Burt Bacharach performs and is interviewed on stage about his life, his career and the stories behind the songs. Foxtel Arts

6.00 Skippy. (R) 6.30 MOVIE: Charley Moon. (R, CC) (1956) 8.30 Danoz. 9.30 New Style Direct. 10.00 MOVIE: Lady Caroline Lamb. (PG, R, CC) (1972) 12.30 No More Practice: The Investment Series. (R, CC) 1.00 Garden Gurus. (R, CC) 1.30 Getaway. (PG, R, CC) 2.00 MOVIE: The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance. (PG, R, CC) (1962) 4.30 MOVIE: North To Alaska. (PG, R) (1960) John Wayne. 7.00 Frozen Planet: The Last Frontier. (PG, R, CC) Follow people living at the Poles. 8.00 RBT. (PG, R, CC) Follows the activities of police units. 9.00 MOVIE: Along Came A Spider. (MA15+, R, CC) (2001) A US senator’s daughter is kidnapped. Morgan Freeman, Michael Wincott. 11.10 Rizzoli & Isles. (M, R, CC) 12.05 Getaway. (PG, R, CC) 12.30 Garden Gurus. (R, CC) 1.00 Seaway. (PG, R, CC) 2.00 Danoz. 3.00 New Style Direct. 3.30 Global Shop. 4.30 Joyce Meyer. (PG) 5.00 Seaway. (PG, R, CC)

The animated comedy series Bob’s Burgers

ONE 6.00 Shopping. (R) 8.00 Rugby Union. Super Rugby. Round 11. Brumbies v Bulls. Replay. 10.00 Whacked Out Sports. (PG, R) 10.30 Escape Fishing With ET. (R, CC) 11.00 Temporary Australians. (R) 11.30 Loaded. (PG, R) 12.00 Snap Happy. (R) 12.30 David Attenborough’s Planet Earth. (PG, R) 1.30 ST: Next Gen. (PG, R) 2.30 World Sport. (R) 3.00 Moments Of Impact. (PG, R) 4.00 Megastructures Breakdown. (R) 5.00 What’s Up Down Under. (R, CC) 5.30 Adventure Angler. (R) 6.00 Family Feud: Sunday. (CC) 6.30 M*A*S*H. (PG, R) 7.30 CSI: Cyber. (M, R, CC) 8.30 Motor Racing. (CC) International V8 Supercars Championship. Round 4. Perth SuperSprint. Race 9. Highlights. From Barbagallo Raceway, Perth. 9.30 Motorcycle Racing. MotoGP. Race 5. French Grand Prix. From Le Mans Bugatti, Maine, France. 11.00 World Sport. 11.30 The Killing. (M, R) 12.30 RPM GP. (R, CC) 1.00 RPM. (R, CC) 2.00 Operation Repo. (PG, R) 2.30 Late Programs.

ELEVEN 6.00 Toasted TV. 9.00 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. (R) 10.00 Mako: Island Of Secrets. (C, R, CC) 10.30 Sabrina. (PG, R) 11.00 Infomercials. (PG, R) 11.30 Family Ties. (PG, R) 1.00 Cheers. (PG, R) 2.00 Frasier. (PG, R) 3.00 Everybody Loves Raymond. (PG, R, CC) 4.00 King Of Queens. (PG, R) 5.00 Becker. (PG, R, CC) 5.30 Angel From Hell. (PG) 6.00 Family Feud: Sunday. (CC) 6.30 Futurama. (PG, R, CC) 7.00 The Simpsons. (PG, R, CC) 7.30 How I Met Your Mother. (PG, R) 8.00 New Girl. (M, R, CC) Jess tries to fit in with “mean girl” teachers. 8.30 MOVIE: Shallow Hal. (M, R, CC) (2001) A man is hypnotised into seeing inner beauty. Jack Black, Gwyneth Paltrow. 10.50 Everybody Loves Raymond. (PG, R, CC) 11.50 King Of Queens. (PG, R) 1.00 Frasier. (PG, R) 2.00 Family Ties. (PG, R) 3.00 Sabrina. (PG, R) 4.00 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. (R) 5.00 Shopping. (R)

6.00 Buying The View. (R) 7.00 Fixer Upper. (PG, R) 8.00 House Hunters Reno. (R) 9.00 Garden Gurus. (R, CC) 9.30 My First Place. (PG, R) 10.00 Postcards. (PG, R, CC) 11.00 Extreme Homes. (R) 12.00 House Hunters. (R) 1.00 House Hunters Int. (R) 2.00 Masters Of Flip. (R) 3.00 House Hunters Reno. (R) 4.00 Come Dine With Me UK. (PG) 5.00 Extreme Homes. (R) 6.00 My First Place. (PG, R) 6.30 Fixer Upper. (PG) 7.30 Buying The View. 8.30 Flip Or Flop. 9.30 Good Bones. (PG) 10.30 Extreme Homes. 11.30 House Hunters Int. (R) 12.00 Fixer Upper. (PG, R) 1.00 Buying The View. (R) 2.00 Flip Or Flop. (R) 3.00 The Block. (PG, R, CC) 4.00 Extreme Homes. (R) 5.00 Garden Gurus. (R, CC) 5.30 My First Place. (PG, R)


SBS 2 6.00 WorldWatch. 7.30 Polish News. 8.00 Maltese News. 8.30 Macedonian News. 9.00 PopAsia. (PG) 10.00 Croatian News. 10.30 Serbian News. 11.00 Japanese News. 11.35 Punjabi News. 12.05 Hindi News. 12.30 Dutch News. 1.00 MOVIE: Asterix And Obelix: Mission Cleopatra. (PG, R) (2002) 2.50 Iron Chef. (R, CC) 4.30 Friday Feed. (R) 5.00 Bunk. (PG, R) 5.30 Battle For Money. (R) 7.30 If You Are The One. Hosted by Meng Fei. 8.30 The Spoils Before Dying. (M) (New Series) A jazz pianist is accused of murder. 9.20 South Park. (M, R, CC) Stan campaigns against bullying. 10.15 The Truth About Webcam Girls. (M, R, CC) 11.20 Shot By Kern. (M, R) 11.50 Me @ The Zoo. 1.25 A Totally Different Me. (PG, R) 2.25 Kurt Wallander. (M, R) 4.10 CCTV News In English From Beijing. 5.00 Korean News. 5.30 Indonesian News.

FOOD 6.00 Diners, Drive-Ins And Dives. (R) 6.30 Trisha’s Southern Kitchen. (PG, R) 7.00 Iron Chef America. (R) 8.00 Giada In Paradise. (R) 9.00 Cutthroat Kitchen. (PG) 10.00 Bobby Flay’s Barbecue Addiction. (R) 10.30 Chuck’s Eat The Street. (R) 11.00 No Reservations. (PG, R, CC) 12.00 Man Fire Food. (R) 12.30 Diners, Drive-Ins And Dives. (R) 1.00 Giada In Paradise. (R) 2.00 Cutthroat Kitchen. (PG, R) 3.00 Bobby Flay’s Barbecue Addiction. (R) 3.30 Grocery Games. (PG, R) 4.30 Trisha’s Southern Kitchen. (PG, R) 5.00 Cooking For Love. (R) 5.30 Chopped. (R) 6.30 Last Cake Standing. 7.30 Kids Baking Championship. 8.30 Cutthroat Kitchen. (PG) 9.30 Restaurant: Impossible. (PG) 10.30 Chopped. (R) 11.30 Cutthroat Kitchen. (PG, R) 12.30 Restaurant: Impossible. (PG, R) 1.30 Grocery Games. (PG, R) 2.30 Trisha’s Southern Kitchen. (PG, R) 3.00 Cooking For Love. (R) 3.30 Bobby Flay’s Barbecue Addiction. (R) 4.00 Last Cake Standing. (R) 5.00 Chopped. (R)

6.00 Morning Programs. 7.30 Bizou. 8.00 Mugu Kids. 8.30 Bushwhacked! 9.00 Wapos Bay. 9.30 Move It Mob Style. 10.00 Soccer. A-League. Second semi-final. Western Sydney Wanderers v Brisbane Roar. 12.00 The Point Review. 12.30 I Live, I Breathe, I Surf. 1.30 Rugby League. Women’s AllStar. 2.30 Ella 7’s 2009 Documentary. 3.30 Down 2 Earth. 4.00 Afghan Cameleer Australia. (PG) 5.00 Te Kaea. 5.30 Noongar Dandjoo. (PG) 6.00 Awaken. (PG) 7.00 From The Western Frontier. 8.00 Buffy Sainte-Marie. 9.00 Happy Birthday To A Beautiful Woman. (PG) 9.30 MOVIE: Precious. (MA15+, CC) (2009) Gabourey Sidibe. 11.30 Yarrabah! The Musical. 12.00 Volumz. (PG) 0805





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by Wulff & Morgenthaler

FIND THE WORDS This is a theme puzzle with the subject stated below. Find the listed words in the grid. (They may run in any direction but always in a straight line. Some letters are used more than once.) Ring each word as you find it and when you have completed the puzzle, there will be 12 letters left over. They spell out the alternative theme of the puzzle. Footy legends


by Gary Kopervas


by Jim Keefe

Alchin Annesley Backo ball Beetson big Boyd Bozo Broncos Brooks Cleal

Conlon Coyne Crusher Daley Dowling Dragons Dunn Easts Eels Elias Farrar

Fenech fit Folkes Fulton Grothe Jack keen Lyons Miles Mortimer Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connor

pain Parramatta Pearce Porter Price Roach robust Sironen St George Sterling

Stone Storm Tigers Tobin Vautin Wally Ward win

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WEEKENDER SUDOKU Place a number in the empty boxes in such a way that each row across, each column down and each small 9-box square contains all of the numbers from one to nine.


by Wagner

LAFF-A-DAY SNOWFLAKES There are 13 black hexagons in the puzzle. Place the numbers 1 to 6 around each of them. No number can be repeated in any partial hexagon shape along the border of the puzzle.


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16. Pretentious (7) 19. Bit (5) 20. Rashness (5) 21. Suppress (5)




7. Almost (6) 8. Assemble (6) 10. Work (7) 11. Slice (5) 12. Blow (4) 13. Brag (5) 17. Accoutre (5) 18. Exploit (4) 22. Shut (5) 23. Rare (7) 24. Burning (6) 25. Dive (6)


1. Bill (7) 2. Remove (4,3) 3. Calm (5) 4. Dawn (7) 5. Corpulent (5) 6. Classify (5) 9. Tuneful (9) 14. Press (7) DUAL CROSSWORD 18,983 15. Authentic (7)

CRYPTIC CLUES ACROSS 7. Caring about sport (6) 8. Walks on beams (6) 10. Become aware of being defrosted (7) 11. Fish with degrees? (5) 12. Cultivate a cash register (4) 13. An English cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tourist attractions (5) 17. I step around the ski-slope (5) 18 Robe made

from a goat (4) 22. Does it follow an ace in tennis? (5) 23. Earned 144 for the senior journalist (7) 24. See the ball go out of this world (6) 25. Animal with a long time to find a bird (6)

DOWN 1. Rock in great confusion (7) 2. Hastily move the coal container (7) 3 A light meal of nutmeg top in wine (5) 4 Diplomatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s case (7) 5. Insect-infested car? (5) 6. A girl returns

with something valuable (5) 9. Benefit of following 22 (9) 14. Railmen moving ore (7) 15. A boat carrying drink (7) 16. Coming down to earth on the first floor (7) 19. Saying itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a commercial era (5) 20. Trout prepared for a teacher (5) 21. French king or American saint (5)

>> The idea of Go Figure is to arrive at the figures given at the bottom and right-hand columns of the diagram by following the arithmetic signs in the order they are given (that is, from left to right and top to bottom). Use only the numbers below the diagram to complete its blank squares and use each of the nine numbers only once.


CRYPTO-QUOTE >> AXYDLBAAXR is LONGFELLOW: One letter stands for another. In this sample, A is used for the three Ls, X for the two Os, etc. Single letters, apostrophes, the length and formation of the words are all hints. Each week the code letters are different.

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by Tony Lopes


by Murphy & Gianni

From the pages of America’s most popular newspapers




by Paul Dorin

z It was early 20th-century financier, philanthropist and political consultant Bernard Baruch who made the following sage observation: “Millions of people saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one to ask why.” z You might be surprised to learn that beloved American musician Johnny Cash wrote more than just songs; in 1953, before he started his music career, Cash wrote a science-fiction tale called “The Holografik Danser”. z According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, more than 300 different languages are spoken in Australian households. z In the mid 17th century, the French colony of New France in present-day Canada was running desperately short of currency. Without cash on hand, the government representatives were unable to pay soldiers or purchase provisions to sustain them. After spending eight months using his personal fortune to provide for the soldiers, Jacques De Meulles, New France’s intendant of justice, police and finance, took matters into his own hands. He used playing cards to create notes of currency and issued an ordinance requiring everyone to accept the cards as cash. Though this was meant to be a short-term financial device, the cards continued to be used for nearly 75 years. z Those who study such things say that lightning flashes 100 to 125 times every second worldwide. z Historians say that the romance between Cleopatra, Ptolemaic Egypt’s last active pharaoh, and Roman statesman Julius Caesar was something of a May-December romance: She was 21 and he was 54. z Mexico has the world’s highest per-capita rate of carbonated beverage consumption.

JUST LIKE CATS & DOGS by Dave T. Phipps

by Samantha Weaver

Thought for the Day: “I want to stay as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can’t see from the centre.” – Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

1. Medicos 5. Performance 8. “Oh, woe!” 12. Acknowledge 13. Greek consonant 14. Domesticate 15. Nonsense 17. Pack away 18. Gray, in a way 19. Motes 21. Aid 24. “Go, team!” 25. Rickey flavour 28. “The Music Man” locale 30. See 9-Down 33. Emulate Lindsey Vonn 34. With 23-Down, what “it’s all about”? 35. Historic time 36. Lair 37. Humdinger 38. Blue hue 39. Have bills 41. Holler 43. Capacitance

measures 46. -- Ste. Marie 50. BPOE members 51. Vegan’s Thanksgiving entree 54. Regimen 55. Fuss 56. Retain 57. Eyelid woe 58. Tyrannosaurus -59. Old gas station name

DOWN 1. Beavers’ constructs 2. Elliptical 3. Pop selection 4. Envelop 5. Clumsy boat 6. Guevara nickname 7. Santa’s sackful 8. Bewildered 9. With 30-Across, one with two working parents, maybe


10. Out of control 11. Stitches 16. Catcher’s place 20. Beseech 22. Oz character 23. See 34-Across 25. “Acid” 26. Eisenhower 27. A restrained manner 29. Existed 31. Glass of NPR 32. Newsman Rather 34. Did some weeding 38. “2001” author 40. Squander 42. Baton Rouge sch. 43. G-men 44. Settled down 45. Celeb 47. Guitars’ kin 48. Dregs 49. Proofreader’s find 52. Praise in verse 53. “Family Guy” network 160411

by Henry Boltinoff


Dubbo Weekender | Friday 06.05.2016 to Sunday 08.05.2016

YOUR STARS ARIES (MAR 21-APR 20) There are things to do, but it’s a lot quieter than you would like at the moment. There is so much bubbling away in your mind and an urge to get life moving. This is a week for planning and, yes, even plotting! Instead of rushing into the future, give a thought to your current relationships. Are they what you want? Do they need strengthening? Bringing everything into focus may seem boring but see how much more smoothly things will run with a little fine-tuning! TAURUS (APR 21-MAY 21) It is a rather subdued week but don’t underestimate the power of contemplation. Consider what is happening on the fringes of your life and give things a little ‘trim’. You don’t like life to be too easy and are looking for something to put that fire in your belly. Well, someone is showing more than a little interest in you. It’s possible you have been thinking on a more mundane level.

GEMINI (MAY 22-JUN 21) That dynamic and enthusiastic streak is showing, Gemini. Colleagues and friends are inspired by this, showing strong support. One in particular could be a great asset to you and your career or life path. Their different attitude may not immediately appeal to you, but listen to their point of view. Family time needs planning. Bouncing around at the weekend with friends brings out your best social side. CANCER (JUN 22-JUL 22) Agreements and contacts made last week continue to go well. Real progress is made, however, when working closely with others. Although you may baulk at someone nagging you into action, this could be just what you need at the moment. Some of the things you want to achieve are seemingly a long way off but shortterm progress is good. This is especially true on a very personal level where a recent disagreement fizzles out.

LEO (JUL 23-AUG 23) Some ambitious ideas or plans may need the support of more than one person. That means having to ask for help or information. Don’t

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let pride get in the way of doing this, Leo. Give a little more leisure time to a loved one and they could come up with a great way forward. You are so sociable and loveable that someone may make a beeline for you. Although flattered, be sure your response is honest.

VIRGO (AUG 24-SEP 23) Sharpen up your mind and ambitions to match your energy this week. The more others respond to you, the more fired up you become, so keep moving forward and don’t be afraid to use your talents and imagination to the full. Take a few days at the weekend to find new friends and experiences. As the two go together, this should not be too hard. A lover of colour, getting the season off to a good start is right up your street.

LIBRA (SEP 24-OCT 23) Anything that is new and innovative catches your eye this week. The mind is sharp because you are in your element. Travel, creative ideas and romantic liaisons appeal. In short, this is a time for you to break down barriers socially and have some fun! Sometimes you suspect you are solar powered, so at home are you in the sun. The real light of your life, though, comes from love. SCORPIO (OCT 24-NOV 22) A flurry of excitement on the romance front gets this week off to a great start. With great charm and a lot of chat you sail through to midweek. Then there’s a bit of a lull. Take the chance to get your breath back and retune the body. Putting in the right fuel, don’t forget, produces maximum energy! Thinking about the


Avoid any risky business, plan travel well and hide under the duvet? Well, not quite! Do, however, trust your instincts and realise that some weeks are meant to be a bit ‘off ’. Keep to the safe side, backing off from unnecessary conflict. This is a short blip but needs to be noted. This could be just the time to get that wish list out and add to it. Others may not be very responsive, but loving yourself is still easy.

CAPRICORN (DEC 22-JAN 20) Romantic moments mixed with high demands at work can leave you feeling confused. Maybe, but this is, above all, a time to check out your health, diet and direction. Although not in the mood for a lot of socialising, chats and cuddles with loved ones reset the balance. Music and fresh air work wonders to lift the mood. A relative or friend who needs some physical or DIY help will be most happy with your input.

AQUARIUS (JAN 21-FEB 19) Working with others brings fast rewards this week. A few blips in energy are balanced with moments of sharp inspiration. So, maybe you have to put a few things on the ‘back burner’, no matter. What lies ahead will make you really chirpy, but that’s another story! Patience is not a virtue for nothing. Maximise contact with younger friends and relatives. Realise how much information you have to share and what fun you can be.

PISCES (FEB 20-MAR 20) There is a lot of support and love coming your way. In order to accept and enjoy it, however, you do need to let others get closer to you. It is easy, when busy or preoccupied, to push others away. It makes life simpler, doesn’t it? Well, not in the long term, Pisces. Talk and talk some more. You may not feel like it but the rewards are high.

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Monday’s Birthday Luck: Happy Birthday! So many experiences come your way in the months ahead, Taurus, that you could be spoilt for choice. Choose you will, however, be guided by the facts, not the fantasy. A boost to finances needs careful handling. Spread your resources. Tuesday’s Birthday Luck: Happy Birthday! Taurus, you are being given the opportunity to break out of a mould. Yes, it may have been of your own making, but that does not make it good. Things change, people change, we all move on. Being flexible is your forte. Wednesday’s Birthday Luck: Happy Birthday! Love it or hate it, moving ahead is what this time is all about. Taurus, you are good at challenges and even better at keeping a good balance. So make the most of your chances whilst watching those finances. Thursday’s Birthday Luck: Happy Birthday! Wishful thinking won’t get you very far, Taurus. It isn’t like you to hesitate, so maybe you are a bit confused? Speak to people who have been in your situation and, even if it was some time ago, their input can be crucial. Friday’s Birthday Luck: Happy Birthday! We all want to shoot ahead, especially in our careers or work, Taurus. This time, though, it is all coming in fits and starts. Have patience, of course, but don’t sit around thinking. Actions are best. Saturday’s Birthday Luck: Happy Birthday! It is said that actions speak louder than words, Taurus. You, then, will be positively zooming around to get things moving. With something new and exciting coming up, you are wise to get ahead of the game. Sunday’s Birthday Luck: Happy Birthday! Keeping home and work separate seems the best thing to do in the months ahead. This way there will be less distractions and confusion. If you are planning a move or a long holiday, do your homework for the best financial deals.

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Piccolo. 10. Josh Billings. 11. George Harrison, on his 1973 album by the same name. Harrison created a charity, the Material World Charitable Foundation, where he donated the song’s royalties. 12. Tim Cahill, with 47 goals. 13. “We’ve Got Tonite” (sic), by Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band in 1978. The song was popular worldwide but reached only No.31 on the Australian Kent Music Report. The 1983 Kenny Rogers and Sheena Easton version, however, went to No.1.


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Challenge on the mount BY JOHN RYAN JOURNALIST

COMMUNITY events are one of the most valuable components of successful communities. When things are tough and government services are at breaking point, it’s difficult for locals to gather the courage and energy to try and turn their towns around, yet we see it year after year in our region where people form committees and make good things happen through sheer willpower. So far this year we’ve seen the enormously successful Burrendong Classic Fishing Competition, an event which attracts thousands of people, pours huge amounts into the economy and raises awareness of how we need to fix our rivers as well as raising vital funds to help do that. The MAAS Titan Macquarie Mud Run is another community event that’s going from strength to strength, and it now only raises money for recreational infrastructure along the Macquarie River, it also encourages huge amounts of people to go down to this amazing natural asset in the first place. Both of these events are organised by small and hard-working committees comprised of people who give up time and energy from very busy lives to help make it happen. Wellington’s Mt Arthur Challenge is now shaping as another community event that’s getting locals active in some of the best scenic bush spots in the regions as well as attracting competitors from across the state to visit the region. Many people from Dubbo have never actually been to Mt Arthur and I can guarantee you a shock when you do visit, you won’t believe such amazing country is in your own backyard – it’s a lot different to notice the high country as you drive through Wellington, and an entirely different thing to be in amongst it. Set to be staged on July 17, this year’s event will feature three sections, with nine and five kilometer runs and also a 50 kilometre road bike ride. Plenty of prizes are up for grabs in each category. 2016 has been warm so far, with incredibly fine weather extending into May, although forecasts pre-

for them and open up the team category,” Baigent said. With just a couple of months to go, she says people would be well advised to begin their training. “The nine kilometre run is deemed as the most challenging – ascending the side of Mt Arthur is not for the faint-hearted – but the satisfaction felt at the finish line is worth the effort. “The shorter five kilometer run doesn’t ascend the mountain which makes it a friendlier option for competitors and families to enter, while the 50 km bike ride takes place on sealed roads and also starts/finishes at the Wellington Showground,” she said. With the TITAN Mud Run becoming so popular, there’s no doubt many Dubbo locals will be looking forward to this new dict things are set to cool down. ` challenge, particularly the daunting It’ll have to be cold to beat last year’s Wellington’s Mt nine kilometer mountain run. ‘Antarctic’ conditions according to Mt TITAN was conceived by Dubbo fitArthur trust member Erica Bargent, who Arthur Challenge ness fanatic Rod Fardell and he said said she was incredibly impressed with is now shaping as his crew wouldn’t dream of missing the participants’ commitment in 2015. another community the Mt Arthur Challenge. “‘We always knew the mountain was event that’s getting “The great thing is it’s such an iconic difficult, but the addition of rain, wind location and for years a lot of cyclists locals active in and low temperatures really tested evehave ridden up there because of the inryone – especially our volunteers,” Bar- some of the best tensity of the hill,” Fardell said. gent said. scenic bush spots Not surprisingly, he takes part in the “However, the satisfaction the par- in the regions as nine km mountain run. ticipants felt when they crossed the fin- well as attracting “It’s a great run, it’s a well set up ish line and collected their medals was day, it’s nice and quiet and there’s no competitors from palpable. pressure from any traffic, it’s a good “The feedback we received also high- across the state to hit-out. lighted the enjoyment competitors got visit the region. “It’s a tough run, and last year we out of the challenge and has really enwere rugged up with gloves and beancouraged us to continue as an annual ies,” he said. winter event,” she said. He’s encouraging any TITAN competitors to take the Like the best community events, the Challenge the time to go 30 minutes down the road and have a crack. committee debriefs after the race and discusses how it “Hats off to Wello, it’s a great thing and there’s no all went and what needs to be changed. pressure – for those not into personal bests they can Beginning just three years ago, already a team cat- just walk it,” Fardell said. egory has been added to each race, and will consist of “I hope it continues to grow and it’s great to see comat least four people who are participating in the same mittees in their home towns making things happen loevent. cally,” he said. “During the past two years we have noticed there are Early bird registration for the Mt Arthur Challenge is a lot of people who come to the Challenge as a group now open, details can be found at www.mtarthurchalso we thought why not make it that bit more exciting


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The final say


Not so flash when you’re hot to trot ALL me shallow, but at the moment, I’m more concerned with change of life than change in climate. Here’s the thing: with the temperatures the way they’ve been this loooong, drawn-out summer, I’m too afraid to ask the standard summer question – is it me, or is it hot? At nearly 52, there’s a better than average chance the answer to that query will be “It’s you, darl”. The upside is that summer conveniently enabled me to indulge in a little mid-life denial – it’s not a hot flash, it’s just hot. Take a look around you at any midJanuary “do” and you’ll see a red-faced cohort of middle-aged women discreetly trying to fan themselves while casting side-ways glances to try to ascertain if it’s just them, or if it’s actually hot. Eventually, these women will gravitate together in one Chanel-scented puddle of sweat and confess with relief that they’re all wondering the same thing. I remember being at a swanky soi-


ree in the big-smoke when one blond- bing hands full of frozen peas to clasp to her heaving bosom. ed, buffed and Botoxed babe who will never see 49 again added an amusing Ah, McCain, you’ve done it again. distraction to the increasingly familiar Menopause is a common affliction scenario. I watched, fascinated, as a and yet we twitter around the subject drop of sweat made its way to the point that women go slowly down her nose as into it without any real clue she opined breathily about ` of what to expect, when to the virtues of CrossFit in They expect it and how to get keeping one young – at the through it without driving same time struggling val- euphemistically a hair straightener straight iantly to rein in the gallop- call it “change of through a hapless husing hormones. band’s eye. life” – as if some Had she been able to miraculous new Mostly, we’re left to fummove her top lip, she might ble through on our own, just have been able to catch existence will which is how we wind up that drop before it hit the come wafting with the kind of advice dechampagne – and I man- in one morning signed to make you feel inaged to keep a straight face to liberate adequate on a number of (mind you, so did she…) fronts, the least of which me from my is coping with looming Blondie and I are not menopause. alone in the struggle. I bonds of fertile was shopping the other day womanhood. To wit: Try to miniwhen a woman stopped me mise stress (ignoring the and, bent over the freezer hormones raging around section, face beet red and panting, fixed screaming “Kill them! Kill them all!); me with a manic glare. “Write about get more sleep (making sure to doze bloody menopause!” she gasped, grabwith your face turned upward to avoid

drowning in your own sweat); spend alone time with your partner (hand me that hair straightener, would you?) and, oh yes, avoid caffeine and alcohol. (I beg your pardon? Kill me. Kill me now.) They euphemistically call it “change of life” – as if some miraculous new existence will come wafting in one morning to liberate me from my bonds of fertile womanhood. Pfft – that ship’s sailed. Let’s call it what it is, this purgatory that is apparently what awaits me in peri-menopause. In the name of the sisterhood, stop being such a bitch, Mother Nature. Can’t I just wake up one month and, voila, Tim Tams for pleasure not medicinal purposes? Make it quick or make it painless, or I think I’ll just stay warm and snug and sweaty here in my own personal endless summer of denial, thanks. Because this menopause thing sounds neither hot nor flash.

(From the “Best of Jen” files – Jen Cowley is on leave.)

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