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Hi everyone! Well I survived the school holidays and still think they should ban them... Its been a super busy time, many events on around our region. I have spent time with a homeless person who was recently housed finally with housing sadly he was is a bad state. Forrest Community Option have really had there hands full assisting our friend, but it saddens me greatly knowing there are many more of him in our area. Over 400 homeless people are amongst us each day in the Riverina and it is a sad number to say. If every person spent one hour a week taking the time to look around and see or ask what they can do to help would’nt be a lovely place to be? I have also been busy with school holidays spending some time at the Quinty Bake House and I must confess it was alot of fun seeing so many kids having fun... at the end of the day they got to take home a baked package of goodies they made I will be booking my children into the next session, great value for the dollar spent!


Brunslea Park had their Expo which was very informative, worth talking to Sam about some of the deals they have going and I was surprised to learn that for every block of land sold $250 is donated - hats off to Brunslea Estate.

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Next on my agenda I would personally like to thank the many businesses who support Riverina News, the friendly faces of the public who manage to make me smile and to the traffic inspectors who are consistant with my parking fines! (thank you) Riverina Rockfest is kicking along well with a lot of great talent entering. 2nd of November sees round 4 being a totally under 18’s gig so if you under 18 and want to come along its $10 at the door. Hope you enjoy the stories and pics Cheers Editor

Beautiful Brunslea Estate Building Expo was a success with many family visiting to see what it was all about. Mr Wiggley man was supplied by Party Capers in Wagga Wagga very tall! Caught my eye! There was certainly no shortage of information a well presented Expo. Congratulation to Sam for her wonderful planing skills and to all trader who attended it made it an interesting day.

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Riverina ‘men only’ evening, to discuss the signs and symptoms of mental illness (if they are of assistance). Those in the picture from left to right are: Paul Habel, AFL Riverina Board Member; Marc Gepport, Collingullie Full Forward; Tom Walker, AFL Riverina Football Operations Coordinator; Luke Olsen, AFL Riverina Umpire; Cr Andrew Negline, Wagga Wagga Deputy Mayor; Lex Burgess, RichmondPRA Services Manager; Shane Buchanan, AFL Riverina Manager; Rick Campbell, RichmondPRA Manager. FORUM DETAILS DATE/TIME: 5.30pm, Thursday 1 st November, 2012 at The Victoria Hotel, 55 Baylis St Wagga Wagga

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Regulations next step in historic National Heavy Vehicle Regulator reform The NTC is consolidating national regulations to underpin the Heavy Vehicle National Law, in conjunction with the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator Project Office. The regulations will be submitted to the Standing Council on Transport and Infrastructure for approval at the end of November. This deadline has been brought forward to give states and territories more time to make system changes, update training manuals and guidance materials. “The NTC has mobilised and reprioritised its resources to support the timely implementation of this historic reform,” said NTC Project Director, Sarah Jones. “NTC also hosted a series of workshops involving governments and industry which helped to resolve outstanding technical issues consistent with agreed national regulatory policy. I’d like to thank everyone for their commitment and contribution.” From January 2013, the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator will commence operations, including administration of the Performance Based Standards scheme and the National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme. More information is available from the National Heavy Vehicle Project Office website.

Implementation of Australia’s first ever national ports strategy underway The National Transport Commission (NTC) and Infrastructure Australia are facilitating collaboration between governments and the ports community to implement the National Ports Strategy, following its endorsement by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) in July 2012. NTC Chairman, Greg Martin said First Ministers have acknowledged the strategic and economic im-

portance of ports planning and policy. “As an island nation, ports are our gateway to the world. Wellplanned and productive port freight corridors are vital to manage Australia’s forecast growth in trade and remain competitive with overseas markets,” said Mr Martin. Key actions in the strategy include using trade forecasts to inform long-term integrated plans, reviews of regulatory processes, applying leading practice policies, optimising performance and efficiency, sharing learning and exploring new technologies. A steering committee has been established to guide implementation of the strategy. A technology working group, comprising representatives of four major ports, Ports Australia, government and industry, is also exploring opportunities to improve port related supply chain performance. NTC Project Director, Ian Hunter, said ports face common transport and infrastructure policy challenges and will benefit from greater collaboration. “Some great work has already been done to develop and implement integrated plans and policies for ports. We now have an opportunity to leverage the strengths of Australia’s federation by working together to share research, knowledge, expertise and learning,” he said. Mr Hunter has worked at the NTC for nearly five years on a diversity of projects, including leading supply chain pilot studies on intermodal, grain, meat, livestock and coal supply chain. Prior to the NTC, Mr Hunter’s work background included roles in mining, manufacturing and the agricultural sectors. The final National Ports Strategy can be downloaded from the NTC website

The next memorial service will be held on 27 October 2012 in the Tarcutta Park, Hume Highway commencing at 1pm. During the service there is a flower laying segment where families and loved ones are able to lay flowers or wreaths at the wall in memory of their loved one. The service is followed by an afternoon tea provided by the local Tarcutta people and held at the RSL clubrooms. Chairs are provided for the service but it is always a good idea to bring your own and an umbrella for shade or shelter from any rain. In the evening there is the annual memorial dinner for families and friends. This evening is a fitting way to relax, have some fun and catch up with friends and others who have lost loved ones over the years.


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You have to be kidding is a sound that commonly rings out around the shores of Blowering dam at this time of year. Sit at the few boat ramps dotted around the dam and you will soon see the frustrated expressions on the faces of the fisho’s who are echoing these words across the dam. The cause of these outbursts of disbelief is the big golden footballs cruising the shallows. In fact they are actually golden perch or more commonly known as yellowbelly or Yella’s. Why the sounds of frustrated fisho’s bouncing across the water, well if you have ever stood on the bow of a boat and cast small lures into the shallows close to the sparsely distributed structure or along any drop-off you will know the picture I am trying to paint. Just imagine what us fisho’s call a perfect day. Glassy calm water, clear enough to see at least ten feet below the surface with a good pair of spotters polarized sunnies, The sound of the braid as it shoots out through the guides of your six foot six inch spin rod. Then that very satisfying plopping noise as your lure hits the imaginary spot on the water that you were targeting. A few cranks of the reel handle and the world as you knew it suddenly changes, a flash of gold under the lure and for a split second your heart stops there it is the monster from the deep that is just about to smash your dreams and send you slightly crazy. A big Yella rolls just behind your lure and disappears back into the depths and the two mates you have standing in the boat next to you both magically as if they were one echo that sound across the dam, you have to be kidding amongst other words. The reason for the frustrated faces at the boat ramp is that this is usually the scene for the rest of the day. When these big Yella’s start to move this picture is repeated time and time again and it is experienced by many fisho’s that frequent the dam. It is spawning time for these big Yella’s and they tend to school up at this time. A rise in water temperature and the longer day light hours as well as the dam being at a height where the fish can get up into the warm water and feed on the abundance of small offerings. Tadpoles, small frogs and tiny redfin fry that have just recently hatched are just a small part of what’s on the menu and this is where the problem lies. With the abundance of food offering easy pickings and the Yella’s in spawning mode chasing lures are not high on their priority list. You will have to think long and hard to come with ways to outsmart these shy fish. Small lures and delicate presentations are the order of the day if you are working on the theory that they will feed through the day. Stick with natural or subdued colours and extremely slow retrieves will be the order of the day. I like to cast a lure that has the ability to suspend at the

depth that you require and it must have a very good action at a very slow speed this will be ideal for the Yella’s that you can see working the shallow fringes of the dam. For those fish that you can’t see, bibless crank baits such as a jackal in the TN 60 size will do the job. The big trick when using these jackals in this situation is retrieving very slowly so as not to make too much commotion. I have found that when the Yella’s are in this frame of mind noise and vibration will scare them off. A great option at this time of year is the Daiwa woofer which is a lure made by jackal and has a very dull sound unlike the sharp rattle noise of the standard jackal. The big Yella’s will often attack this lure over and above anything else due to its ability to be retrieved at a slow rate and produce this low dull sound. As we see the water temp rise we can expect to encounter more activity from these big fish and with a bit of luck they will become less cautious and hit our lures with a bit more aggression. If you are not into lure fishing do not despair as these fish will quite often pick up well presented bait especially if it is unwaighted and presented in a manner that looks natural. All of this finesse style fishing is required because of the clarity of the water and the mindset of the fish at the time. Another less complex approach is to troll the shallows using an electric motor which will aid in the quite approach that is essential. If you were to troll through the daytime I would start off with a cc minnow or an AC Invader in the 50mm size choosing a model that would achieve 20-30ft in depth and run the lures about one meter off the bottom. While you are trolling keep an eye on the shallow fringes of the dam for signs of cruising fish and if spotted start casting your suspending lures or try trolling a shallow running 8cm Nilsmaster Invincible in about a meter or so of water. Now if this all sounds a bit too much to get your head around give the night trolling a shot it also can be very productive at times especially on the build up to the full moon. Start off early in the evening just before dark trolling a cc minnow in the 25ft version and later in the evening change to the cc minnow in the 12ft model or an OarGee plow 60mm in the 3.6mt model. After dark I suggest you persist with darker colours as they seem to be more consistent. Once the full moon has started to diminish do most of your trolling in the very early hours of the morning from midnight until about the time when the sun hits the water. Well I hope this is enough info to get you started on the elusive Yella’s this season so get out there and have a go.

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Transferring your waste at Gregadoo is easy Saturday 27 October is Tip Free Day The next Tip Free Day on Saturday 27 October for residents will also serve to showcase Wagga Wagga City Council’s latest major infrastructure upgrade at the Gregadoo Waste Management Centre. The $400,000 project to construct a shelter that covers the entire Transfer Station site provides weather protection for both staff and customers, as well as reducing instances of wind blown litter. “The continued investment into the Gregadoo Waste Management Centre by Council makes it a real leader in the industry,” said Geoff Veneris, Manager of Waste and Stormwater Services at Wagga Wagga City Council. “The Transfer Station is totally under cover and accessed by sealed roads, making it easy and clean for customers to dispose of their waste and maximise their recycling efforts.” The Transfer Station is an essential part of the Waste Management Centre’s role in reducing the volume of what goes to landfill through the separation of waste

and increasing the opportunities to recycle and reuse. In addition to what is traditionally thought of in relation to recycling – paper, glass and plastic – the transfer station has separate bays for recycling e-waste, oil, batteries, metal, timber and green waste. “If the Tip Free Day on 27 October is the first time residents have gone out to the Gregadoo Waste Management Centre, the transfer station is always manned by Council staff who will assist you in the correct usage of the different recycling bins,” continued Mr Veneris. Tip Free Day Information: Free entry to Gregadoo Waste Management Centre Day on Saturday 27th October 2012. Residents using cars, vans, utes and single axle trailers can dispose of general domestic waste including garden rubbish, mixed recyclables and general household waste free of charge. Special wastes such as tyres, builders waste, televisions and computers, refrigerative items, mattresses, and gas bottles are not included in the free disposal day and therefore will be charged as per normal fees and charges. Gregadoo Waste Management Centre will be open from 7am-4.30pm on the day. Please note that the Tip Shop will be closed on the day.

The Wagga Wagga Model Railroaders will be holding their annual Model Train and Hobby Exhibition on the 3rd and 4th November 2012 at the Wagga Wagga Show Grounds, Kyeamba Smith Hall, this will be the 13th running of this exhibition. One of the featured layouts this year will be an “O” Scale New South Wales layout constructed in the 1940’s which was exhibited for a number of years and recently brought out from retirement for the 50th anniversary of the Liverpool Model Railway Exhibition held this year. As well as model train layouts on display there will be a childrens U-drive model train layout, model boats and vehicles, doll house materials, trade stands, secondhand stands and BBQ/food stall.

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LOCAL ORGANISATION AWARDED NSW YOUNG PEOPLE ARTS GRANT Member for Wagga Wagga Daryl Maguire today announced that Wagga Wagga City Council for the Civic Theatre has been successful in its application for funding support under Arts NSW’s 2013 Arts Funding Program (AFP).

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Mr Maguire said the NSW Government has approved a $6,350 Young People grant for the Civic Theatre's Access Program which provides students at public schools in the Riverina and South West NSW region with ticket and travel subsidies to attend live theatre performances. “The NSW Government has approved $466,674 in funding to be shared by arts and cultural organisations statewide to help provide rich artistic experiences to disadvantaged school students,” Mr Maguire said. “Young People is an arts and education category under Arts NSW’s Arts Funding Program which is designed to provide opportunities for students who might otherwise not have an opportunity to access high quality arts and cultural activities,” Mr Souris said. “The program recognises the importance of arts and creativity to lifelong learning by providing opportunities for deeper engagement with arts experiences.

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“Young People grants can support school excursions to arts venues including theatres, performing arts centres, galleries and museums. The funding can also assist with access to associated programs such as event discussions and workshops, specially tailored guided tours, talks from artists involved in performances or exhibitions, or innovative education packs and resources. “By providing increased access to high quality performances and exhibitions this program supports learning experiences that provide young people with opportunities to participate, discuss and reflect.” Minister for the Arts George Souris said Arts NSW’s Arts Funding Program (AFP) plays an integral part in helping develop our State’s artistic community. “The AFP is an important component of the NSW Government’s commitment to the Arts, providing program and project funding for arts organisations, and support for individuals,” Mr Souris said. “This support contributes to the profile of NSW as the cultural and creative capital of Australia and provides new opportunities for the people of NSW to participate in arts and cultural activities.” “The NSW Government is committed to helping grow a creative, diverse and strong arts and cultural sector that encourages excellence, innovation and boosts our economy. “The NSW Government is pleased to support the NSW artistic community under the AFP. The Arts Funding Program encourages high artistic merit, innovation and generates increased access to arts and cultural opportunities for all.”

Students to promote rugby in Samoa Twelve Charles Sturt University (CSU) students from the School of Human Movement Studies in Bathurst will fly to Samoa at the end of October to promote the game of rugby union to primary and high school students in the capital, Apia. Dr Matthew Winslade, lecturer at the School of Human Movement Studies will accompany and supervise the students. He said the University’s participation is part of the Pacific in Union: Mass Participation Program – Rugby4Schools, which, in its initial phase in 2012, targets three countries; Papua New Guinea, Samoa, and the Solomon Islands. “The Pacific in Union program offers benefits for its students and for communities in the host nation, and is a wonderful opportunity for pre-service teachers from Charles Sturt University to gain international work experience and contribute to the development of individuals, the sport of rugby union, and the community of Pacific nations,” Dr Winslade said.

volved in the program.” The Australian Rugby Union, the International Rugby Board and Australian government share the vision of using Rugby-based activities to help improve the lives of individuals, families and communities in identified countries in Oceania. The three organisations have entered into a partnership, with funding from AusAID through the Australian Sports Outreach Program’s Pacific Sports Partnerships to deliver this vision. The program is aligned with the United Nations Millenium Development Goals. The CSU students depart on Saturday 27 October and return on Saturday 17 November.

Charles Sturt University trying to do something about that shortage. It is central to the University’s ambition to train a new generation of doctors and allied health professionals in an inter-disciplinary context designed to meet the rural health needs of the future.” Mr Stephen Butt, Executive Director of the CSU Division of Facilities Management, said, “Planning for the health facility project is well advanced, and following BRC approval, the University will call for tenders for construction before year’s end, with the aim to start construction early in 2013.” The CSU development application is for the construction of a health services facility to be located within the Community Engagement and Wellness Precinct near the new dental clinic at the front of the

“Our participation is possible because of the formal recognition by the Australian Rugby Union, the International Rugby Board and the Australian Government of the University’s capacity to provide expertise that promotes the objectives and desired outcomes of the Australian Sports Outreach Program’s Pacific Sports Partnerships.” The students’ work experience trip to Samoa is supported by CSU Global, and is possible due to the CSU Faculty of Education Pre-service Teaching program. Its key objectives are to: Give students a valuable insight into teaching in a different cultural context; Make a contribution to the schools where CSU students are assigned and to build an ongoing relationship between the Bathurst education community and Samoan schools; Gain a greater appreciation and understanding of schooling in a different cultural setting; Acquire an increased capacity to reflect on teaching practices; Increase inter-cultural competence. Dr Winslade said the CSU students have attended professional development training in Bathurst and will attend a cultural awareness workshop in Samoa before they engage with school students there.

A new health facility complex at Charles Sturt University (CSU) in Bathurst is one step closer with a development application from the University presently being assessed by Bathurst Regional Council (BRC). The $8.3 million project, which supports the University’s bid to establish a new rural medical school, will consist of over 30 rooms with state-of-the-art technical amenities for student education and professional clinical services delivery.

“Our students will also be supported in their roles in the classroom and on the playing fields by Australian and Samoan rugby union officials,” he said.

The Vice-Chancellor and President of CSU, Professor Andrew Vann, said, “The facility will deliver a significant expansion of health services to our communities, and provide an important inter-professional training facility for our health and nursing students.

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“In addition, while many people are talking about the shortage of rural doctors, this facility is a practical demonstration of

wifery students specialising in women’s health issues to treat patients; four allied health clinics for the use of private physiotherapy providers; specialist rooms including testing clinic, biomechanics clinic, client kitchen and gym to be used by students and professional clinicians treating patients in the facility; eight GP clinics for doctors to treat patients; a multi-purpose room for community education programs; a simulation suite; two retail tenancies, including one as a wellness café; and a sealed car park. This project was possible due to funding made available by Health Workforce Australia. It was announced in the 2012 federal Budget in May and welcomed by the University at the time. Read more here.

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Tiffany and Hugh from Milbrulong A Contemporary Art Performance Featuring Spectacular Projections on the Tootool Silo The Cad Factory artists Vic and Sarah McEwan have collaborated with local students from the Greater Kengal Small Schools Network to create a unique and cutting edge contemporary performance event on Friday 26 October at the Tootool Silo. Vic and Sarah McEwan received an Extended Residency in Schools grant which enabled the two artists to work for over three months with the students of Boree Creek, Milbrulong, Pleasant Hills and Yerong Creek Public Schools. The funding is a partnership between Arts NSW, Australia Council for the Arts and the Department of Education and Communities in order for students to work with professional artists to create new work. Other important objectives of the funding is to provide insights into the working lives of artists and to encourage and develop future artists and arts audiences. Each school was given a topic relating to their community including living in a remote community/population drift, ageing population, people’s impact on nature and natures impact on people. Over eight weeks in Term 3 Vic and Sarah conducted workshops exploring these topics through conversations, drawing, songwriting, experimental music making and performance. The result of these workshops will be presented at the Tootool Silo courtesy of GrainCorp supporting the event, where the artists will create huge, spectacular projections of the students work. The artists will use video mapping software to create a dynamic and cutting edge performance. This is a free community event and people are welcome to arrive at the silo from 6:30pm onwards for a BBQ, with all money raised going to support the Greater Kengal Small Schools Network. The performance will take place once the sun has set, around 7:45pm. Both artists have enjoyed working on the project and Sarah McEwan says, “there’s some very talented and creative students in our community. It’s been great to share our knowledge and we’re amazed at how the students have embraced working with us. It’s been such a fun experience. The performance night will be a real celebration of the hard work the students, teachers, support staff and parents have put in to make this event possible.” Principal from Boree Creek PS Jennifer Lumsden said “Working with Vic and Sarah McEwan from The Cad Factory has been an amazing experience for our children. To see their ideas integrated into such a hi- tech presentation has exposed our children to art at a whole new level that children from small isolated schools don’t often have a chance to be involved in. Who knows where this experience will take them in their lives!”Small Voices Made Loud in Big Spaces Friday 26 October, 2012 Tootool Silo, Lockhart-The Rock Rd, Tootool 6:30pm BBQ 7:45pm Performance This is a free community event More Details:

219 Army Cadet Unit Wagga Wagga is holding a car wash day at the Army Reserve depot in Docker st on the 3rd of November to raise funds for the unit Starting at 09.30 and finishing at 3.30pm Cars $7.00 4WD $10.00 Motorcycles $5.00 Larger vehicles - price on application There will also be a BBQ and refreshments available All proceeds are used to purchase equipment for the Army Cadets. Tooze Company Productions Presents: “Too Young to die Classic Artist Show” Featuring Jeff Buckley & Janis JoplinStarring: Daniel Tooze & Jess Holland (Up & coming Country music star) & “The Bobby McGee Allstars” James Taylor Nick Holland Matthew Tooze Dates: November 16 Saturday November 17 Bookings: 6923 9515 Doors open 7pm & Show starts at 8pm Price $25 Capital Entertainment Centre Capital Entertainment Centre 109 Baylis StreetWagga Wagga 2650 0410595576 Riverina Gums Open Day Date: Sun 28 Oct 2012 Time: 11:00 am Come along to the Riverina Gums Open Day and Lifestyle Expo. Meet our residents, tour our gardens and facilities, sample our lifestyle! Displays, stalls, entertainment and free Devonshire Teas! Contact: 02 6931 4848 South Wagga Public School Fete Fri 02 Nov 2012 - 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Stalls include International food, Plants, Cakes, White Elephant, Gourmet Food, showbags, kids stall, pony rides, face painting, bucking bull, Ham Wheel plus much more.South Wagga Public School grounds 140 Edward Street For more information contact the School Office on 6921 2947 Music Under the Leaves Date: Fri 02 Nov 2012 Time: 6:00 pm Riverina Conservatorium of Music staff present a selection of light music in the leafy ambience of the Wagga Wagga Botanic Gardens. Hosted by Charles Sturt University, admission is free and wine and cheese will be served following the performance.6pm, Wagga Wagga Botanic Gardens, Macleay StPh: 6925 3522 Town and Country Gardens Viewing Date: Sat 03 Nov 2012 Time: 10:00 am 4:00 Five small acreage gardens for viewing. BBQ and Devonshire teas available. Craft, ornamnents and mini markets situated at some gardens. All gardens are within 10 minutes drive from Mater Dei Primary School. Saturday 10am to 5pm Sunday 10am to 4pm Tickets, maps and brochures available from Mater Dei Primary School, Gregadoo Road.Tickets $10 Contact: Marian Howarth Ph: 0438 203 775 Wagga Wagga Invitation Run Start: Sat 03 Nov 2012 End: Sun 04 Nov 2012 Time: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm Miniature train enthusiasts from around the Country will meet in Wagga Wagga at the Miniature Railway, Botanic Gardens. Come along and ride the trains on Sunday from 10.30am to 4pm. Ph: John 6925 2249 Tarcutta Markets Large range of stalls, bbq lunch, sandwiches, tea and coffee, cakes and much more. New stall holders are most welcome. Markets are held on the 3rd Saturday of every month at the Memorial Hall, Tarcutta 8am to 3pm Further Information Trish Ph: 6928 4128 or 0427 289 12

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Selected Dates until Sun 16 Dec 2012 Next: Time: 10.30am to 4pm (Lunch Break: 12.30pm to 1.30pm) Cost: $2 per ride. Also on: Sun 04 Nov, Sun 18 Nov, Sun 02 Dec, Sun 16 Dec No visit to Wagga Wagga is complete without a trip to the Botanic Gardens to enjoy a ride on Wagga Wagga’s unique Miniature Railway! With over 2 kilometres of track weaving through gardens, woodlands and a tunnel. Held on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month from 10.30am to 4pm (Lunch Break: 12.30pm to 1.30pm). Covered footwear essential. Botanic Gardens, Macleay Street. Contact: John Lennon on 02 6925 2249

Cheese Making Workshop - with award winning Cheese Maker Barry Lillywhite Date:Wed 07 Nov 2012 Time: 10:00 am - 02:00 pm In this Italian Cheese Making Workshop you will be guided by award winning Cheese Maker Barry Lillywhite through the process required to make your own: Italian style fresh Mozzarella Creamy traditional whey Ricotta At the end of the workshop celebrate your hard earned achievements with a glass of wine and delicious regional platter with cheese tastings included. Then you get to take home your fresh Mozzarella and Ricotta. DATE: Sunday 7th October - WAGGA WAGGA TIME: 10am -2pm COST: $139.00 The Riverina is joining with Sydney’s Crave International Food Festival in October to present Taste, Riverina Food Festival – a Little Italy experience! Food I Am is proudly supporting this event by taking Italian Cooking Classes, Cheese Workshops and Food Treks across the Riverina during the month of October. Ph: 0427 250 498 Wagga’s Rememberence Day, Bells for the Fallen Date: Sun 11 Nov 2012 Time: 11:11 am - 11:12 am. The inaugural Rememberence Day Bells for the Fallen will be rung this year shorly after the 11th minute of the 11th hour on the 11th day, in memory of those who have fallen while in service to the nation duriung the past year. This will be followed by a Ecumenical Church service at 11.30am at St Johns Church


Music at Midday Date: Wed 14 Nov 2012 Time: 12:00 pm - 06:30 pm The Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre proudly presents the 2012 Season of Music at Midday featuring Australian Army Band Kapooka. Conducted by Major Peter Thomas. Tickets available the day before each concert. Prior notification of group bookings will be accepted. All unoccupied seats at 10 minutes prior to concert start time (midday) will be reallocated. This is a free event. Opening Hours: Monday - Friday 10.00am - 5.30pm Saturday 10.00am - 12.30pm

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Date: Sat 17 Nov 2012 Time: 09:00 am - 02:00 pm Arts, crafts, local produce, children’s activities, entertainment, food and drink and much more all on the shores of beautiful Lake Albert. Market dates - 17 November and 15 December Ph: 0451 543 415

Respect Week Start: Sat 17 Nov 2012 EndsSat 24 Nov 2012 Time: 9:00 am Presented by TAAG - The Action Awareness Group INC17 Nov - BBQ at Bunnings from 9am to 4pm General Enquiries Ronda Lampe Phone: 6926 4339

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Overall, excellent competition with very close and exciting racing in all classes. Even in races where there was a runaway winner, there was invariably some tense battles for placings somewhere in the field.

NSW TRACK CHAMPIONSHIP CLASSES LONG TRACK SLIDERS Kozza Smith (Kurri Kurri) won all four rounds ahead of Joey Ringwood (Sydney). Two of their clashes were ones for the memory bank with the lead changing a number of times - in one round the margin (timed by transponders) was 1 one thousanth of a second. Third overall was Anthony Dall (Gunnedah) . PRO LITES Grant Charnock (Cowra) won the 6-lap final relegating Alan McDonald (Kurri Kurri) to 2nd after McDonald had been unbeaten in the heats, with Joey Ringwood (Sydney) 3RD. Griffith brothers David Armstrong was 4th in the final , while Tom Armstrong fell in the final. PRO OPEN Alan McDonald (Kurri Kurri) won the final ahead of Brayden Elliott (Central Coast Club, but he comes from Tumut) with Stephen McDonald (Cowra) - no relation to Alan- 3RD. David Armstrong (Griffith) in the final in a red-hot field. MX OPEN Alan McDonald (Kurri Kurri) was unbeaten in the heats and then won the final. Wagga teenager Alex Giffin - recently back in action after a long layoff due to injury - was 2ND and West Wyalong veteran Darren Herrick a close 3RD. David Armstrong failed to finish in the final. UNDER 19s Brayden Elliott (Central Coast ) edged out Hunter Anderson (West Wyalong) on points over the 4 rounds, with Wagga rider Daniel Royal 3RD after surviving a hefty contact of his shoulder on the safety fence in an earlier race. DIRT TRACK SIDECARS Veterans Mark Worner and passenger Harold McCahon from West Wyalong were rewarded for consistency in finishing all four rounds, with the overall victory. Griffith rider Phil Ivanoff and first-time passenger Andrew Carrick from Wagga were 2ND, with Cory and Tom Banks from ACT 3rd overall after having a mechanical problem in one round. WOMENS OPEN Tayla Jones (ACT) was unbeaten over the 4 rounds but at times made to work

hard by Sharnelle Sippel (Tamworth) who was 2ND and Amber O’Meley (ACT) who was 3RD SUPPORT CLASSES - all decided over four(4) rounds SENIOR Pre 1985 (Machines) Temora rider Ashley Wilesmith dominated to take the win with Daniel Eldridge (Leeton) edging out Phil Ivanoff (Griffith) for 2ND after good close battles. 65cc 7 - Under 9 Years Kelsey Pollard (Cowra) overall winner, Kruze Brady (Leeton) was 2ND, and Ben Lachlan (Wagga Wagga) was 3RD. Maurice Brown (Cowra) was 4TH - but for a fall in one race he would have been 2nd. 85cc 9 - Under 13 Years Jahkai Nelligan (Cowra), Matthew Gilmore (Cowra) and Tom Herrick, son of Darren, (West Wyalong) was the top three. Junior Lites Joshua McDonald (Kurri Kurri) followed in the tyre treads of older brother Alan with a decisive win - all his heats and then the final. Jack Passfield (Central Coast ) was 2ND and Lindsay Phillips (Goulburn Valley) was 3RD.





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