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GROUNDBREAKING… A happy team of engineers and astronomers, who made the cutting edge receiver a reality, witnessed its installation at the Parkes Radio Telescope on Tuesday.

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There was huge excitement in the world of astronomy on Tuesday when the Parkes Radio Telescope installed the world’s first and only ultra-wide band receiver that will let the telescope do different jobs at the same time. “I cannot stress enough how amazing this technology is,” said Dr Jane Kaczmarek, who moved to Parkes six weeks ago and will be working on the commissioning of the receiver. “It is like a Swiss army knife, it can do everything. We are so excited as we really don’t know what we are going to find. It is a huge day for astronomy.” Astronomers use a receiver to catch radio waves and turn them into electrical signals for analysis. CSIRO astronomer Dr George Hobbs described it as “stars and galaxies sing with different voices, some high and some low. It’s like a choir out there.” A receiver determines which radio frequency

the telescope can hear. “Until now we’ve had receivers that heard just one part of the choir at a time. This new one lets us listen to the whole choir at once, enabling us to see the whole picture, which is phenomenal!” It took a long time to build the $2.5million cutting edge instrument, developed by CSIRO and a consortium of Australian universities led by Swinburne University of Technology. With this groundbreaking technology the 57-year-old Parkes telescope will continue to lead the way with new discoveries. The Dish is one of the world’s most productive telescopes, and holds the world record for finding more pulsars than all the other radio telescopes put together, and most of the fast radio bursts that still mystify astronomers. Continued on page 2

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MANAGING PRIORITY WEEDS Help protect our unique bushland, wildlife corridors and waterways within the Parkes Shire. Council’s Biosecurity Team offer our community free services aimed at minimising the spread of priority weeds. + + + +

Weed control advice Property inspections Weed identification Educational material

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MAYORAL NOTES Council’s grants team have put forward eight local projects for funding under round two of the State Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund. We have taken the opportunity to submit a number of township projects, identified by our residents as priorities during the Parkes 2030 community consultation workshops held last year. Among the projects put forward are the extension to the Tullamore GP suite, the rejuvenation of Caswell Street in Peak Hill, and a new amenities block in Trundle. Combined, the eight projects are valued at more than $2 million. Council’s Biosecurity Officers are encouraging locals to take advantage of the free services they provide to our community aimed at minimising the spread of priority weeds. Those services include weed control advice, property inspections, weed identification and the distribution of educa-

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“It is a really exciting day science will benefit from,” said Parkes Operations Scientist John Sarkissian. For Jane, who studies galaxies other than the Milky Way, it means she will be able to form a better picture by getting continuous light from them, which was not possible before. The very powerful computing system of the receiver means astronomers would work with much higher data volumes. “That is what makes this technology so exciting is the unknown factor. We will be able to search data in ways we haven’t done before. I study pulsars and my dream is to find a pulsar going around a black hole.” For CSIRO Fellow Dr Richard Manchester, who joined the Parkes telescope in 1968, it was an emotional day as he was involved with building the old receiver, as well as the new one. “They are like my children. It is a special day to be here.” By Maggi Barnard

tional materials. To help protect our unique, contact our Biosecurity Officers on 6861 2343. Council crews have recently completed improvements to the internal road at the Peak Hill Cemetery. The community-initiated project, funded by the Peak Hill CCC, involved carrying out some tree and root

maintenance, and widening the road to 4 metres using 100mm of road base to significantly improve accessibility at the site. Parkes and Peak Hill’s Fire and Rescue stations will open their doors between 10am and 2pm tomorrow, giving locals an opportunity to meet our local firefighters, learn how the station operates and check out the fire trucks. Local business operators and interested community members are invited to attend the ID Solutions Census Briefing on Wednesday, 23rd May, 5.30 to 7pm in the Council Chambers. The free session provides practical insights and skills on how to take advantage of the ID Solutions online platform and latest census data. Register your attendance via Council’s website, www.parkes.nsw.gov.au Have a safe enjoyable weekend, Cr Ken Keith OAM Mayor of Parkes Shire

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QUESTION of the week What do you think is the job of an astronomer?

Accepting the grant from Philip (middle) were (L-R) Tracey Farrar, Donald Wright, Will Bishop. and Mick O’Byan.

New Shed For SES: Member for Orange, Philip Donato was in Trundle last week handing out grants. He presented volunteers of the Trundle SES Unit with a $15,000 cheque for a new shed. Philip supported the application for the Community Building Partnership grant submitted by the Trundle Village Progress Association. The nine-strong Trundle SES Unit provides an essential rescue service to Trundle and surrounds. New Police Car: The Central West Police District unveiled a new vehicle at the Coffee With A Cop event last week with Frank Spice Hyundai in Forbes donating a new Hyundai Kona Highlander. Dealer principal, Troy Hurford, said support for the local police was a continuation of community goodwill. The Kona will be used by several officers involved in crime prevention, youth liaison and domestic violence. This means operational police vehicles could be used for attending court, school meetings and community events. Final Weeks Of Free Cuppa: There’s only a few weeks left of the 2018 ‘Free Cuppa for the Driver’ campaign ending on 31 May. The Free Cuppa team is encouraging drivers to take advantage of the scheme with more than 90 participating businesses across Western and South Western NSW.

Local choral group Tapestry performed at the Southern Cross Care Village Fete last Saturday. The event received good support from the community despite the cold weather.

Drivers who have travelled more than 100 kilometres from the address on their driver’s licence are eligible to claim a free cuppa at participating businesses. Free Cuppa towns and businesses can be found at www.freecuppa.com.au or the Free Cuppa for the Driver Facebook page. Funding For Trundle Showground Trust: Member for Orange Philip Donato also presented a $9,000 cheque following the Trust’s successful application for funding through the Community Building Partnership Grants Program. The proceeds of the grant will allow them to pay for water and power connections to redundant horse stables, which will be used for 12 camping sites during the Bush Tucker and ABBA festivals when the town attracts many visitors.

Accepting the cheque at Trundle were (L-R) Eliza Kelly (Trundle showgirl 2018-19), Peter Kelly (secretary) and Boydie Aveyard (Treasurer) with Phil Donato.

Piper White (Holy Family Year 2): They look through telescopes at the stars to find out what is happening up there.

Alex Rawsthorne (Holy Family Year 4): I believe they study the appearance and movements of planets to find out what is out there. They are also looking for signs of intelligent life and what could be dangerous to us.

Zali Johnson (Holy Family Year 4): They use The Dish to look at stars and study the stars and space. They try to figure out how earth was invented and they discover new things.


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A New Beginning For Mcgroders Solicitors And Conveyancers July 2018 will bring yet another chapter to the Forbes legal firm that has grown and changed over a century. From 1st July McGroders will come under the ownership of Stephanie Hughes, from Hughes & Co. Lawyers & Conveyancing. This change will have little impact on clients. Dennis and the McGroders team will move to 9 Harold Street, while the phone number and other contact details will remain the same. Completed files from the past seven years, title deeds, wills and other safe custody documents of previous partnerships will remain in safe keeping at Hughes & Co. Lawyers & Conveyancing. As Palmers Solicitors has ceased trading in Forbes, Hughes & Co. Lawyers & Conveyancing also has custody of all wills, title deeds and other safe custody documents from the Palmers practice since 2004. Dennis is approaching 66 and after a satisfying working life with three children living away and six grandchildren, he had to put in place a viable succession plan for the practice. He intends working for Hughes & Co. Lawyers & Conveyancing as a consultant until he retires. Dennis would like to assure the community and his clients he did not take this decision lightly and that the continuity of quality service, continued employment of his staff and care for his clients are paramount. He feels confident that Stephanie Hughes and her team and the McGroders team will guide this historic Forbes legal practice into its new chapter with quality skills and service, young ideas, energy and enthusiasm. The premises of 155 Lachlan Street will be unoccupied from 1st July. This stately old building has been a private home, a maternity hospital and a legal office, and will be for lease or sale. Any creative options would be welcome. Contact McGroders solicitors on 6852 3366 with any questions.

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The NSW Fire Brigade mascot Inspector Bernie Cinders (left) attended the Southern Cross Care Village Fete on Saturday and watched on as the kids warmed themselves up on the jumping castle.

Benefits For Central West In 2018-19 Budget The 2018-19 budget has a lot in it for the Central West according to the Nationals’ Federal Member for Riverina Michael McCormack. “From helping younger Australians undertake their studies and move away from home with our $53.9 million injection into Youth Allowance, to helping older Australians stay in their homes longer by delivering an additional 14,000 new high level home care packages .” Michael said the $94.5 million in funding for the Murray Darling Medical Schools Network would help address the shortage of medical professionals in rural and regional Australia. “Rural medical schools based in Wagga Wagga, Orange and Dubbo will allow student doctors to have start-to-finish training in a country centre and will likely lead to many new doctors starting their careers and even practices in regional areas.” The Government delivered on infrastructure initiatives in the Central West with the extensions to community grants programs which invest directly in economic and social infrastructure. In addition the continuation of the Building Better Regions Fund and the Stronger Communities Programme to allow communities in the Central West to apply for funding to improve local facilities and create local jobs. “To date, Government has injected $455,717 into projects across the Riverina and Central West through the first three rounds of the programme.” More than 60,000 taxpayers in the Riverina and Central West will receive responsible tax relief in the upcoming financial year. Michael said he also welcomed further support which would help small businesses in regional areas grow and create local jobs. More information on the 2018 Budget can be found by visiting www.budget.gov.au or contacting Michael McCormack’s electorate office.

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Wellbeing Project Exhibition at the Parkes Library.

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Open Doors at Parkes and Peak Hill Fire and Rescue Stations between 10am and 2pm. Meet our local firefighters, learn how the station operates and check out the fire trucks. Middleton Public School Kindergarten Information Night for prospective 2019 families from 7-8pm. Watch Stargazing Live on ABC TV to see the Parkes Radio Telescope and learn more about its research. Australian Breastfeeding Association morning tea at the Girl Guides Hall.

21 May 22 May 24 May 25 May The sun came out for the Southern Cross Care Village Fete last Saturday. Enjoying the day out were Pat and John Leathem with their mother Laura Healy.

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At the installation of the new receiver at the Parkes Radio Telescope on Tuesday were (L-R) Kanapathippillai Jeganathan (RF Senior Engineer), Dr Jane Kaczmarek (Post-Doctoral Fellow working on commissioning the receiver), Dr George Hobbs (UWL Project Scientist), Dr Dick Manchester (CSIRO Honorary Fellow). Dr Jimi Green (Parkes Senior System Scientist) and John Sarkissian (Parkes Operations Scientist).

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Ebook and Emagazine How To at the Parkes Library at 10:30am. Bring your device or laptop and learn how to access the Library’s online collections. Inaugural Launch of Parkes Dragon Boat Club from 11am to 2pm at Lake Endeavour with come-and-try paddles for new members, sausage sizzle and raffle draw. ABA Breastfeeding Education Class at Girl Guides Hall, $30.Contact abaparkesforbes@gmail.com Holy Family Kindergarten Information Evening 2019 at 7pm in the school hall. Contact 6862 1610 for more information. Arthritis Support Group will meet at 10am at Pink Orchid Cafe, Church Street. All are welcome to join in for a social morning tea. Free Hearing Checks at Currajong Medical. Call 6862 1699 for an appointment. Parkes Christian School 2019 Kindergarten Expo from 7 – 8pm. Call 6862 4164 for more information. National Parks Quarterly Walks. Rankin Springs Trip. Book accommodation at Rankin Springs Motel, Ph. 02 6966 1260. Mixed grades. Leader: Martin Bell: 0429 346 586. Parkes College for Seniors Yarn Display at Masonic Hall (Short Street) from 10am – 12pm. Opportunity to learn basic knitting or crocheting. Bring knitting needles or crochet hook and 8 ply wool. Parkes Evening VIEW Club meets every fourth Tuesday of the month at 6.30pm for 7pm. The April meeting is at the Broadway Hotel. Georgie’s Pantry at 45 Currajong Street is open every Thursday from 10am – 4pm for pensioners and people with a health care card for groceries and fresh produce at very reasonable prices. The Parkes Branch of the Red Cross offers a plate of homemade slices and cakes, sandwiches and tea or coffee for $6 every Friday 10am - 3pm. Parkes Toy Library, a not-for-profit service operated by St. George’s Anglican Church, is open every Monday from 3:30 – 6:30pm during school terms for children aged 0 to 8 years old. Located in the Lower Hall with entry via Souden Lane carpark. Parkes Boars Rugby Club training every Tuesday and Thursday.

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How long have you lived in Parkes and what do you like most about living here? All my life. I like the people in Parkes. Where do you work or what do you do currently and what do you enjoy about it? I am a farm manager and enjoy working outside. What do you do in your spare time and on weekends? I watch and coach my kids at sport. What are you really good at? Not much I am still working on it. If you could have a superpower what would it be? To run even faster than I am now. What is your pet hate? People that are happy to complain about something but are not prepared to get in and help. Tell us about your best holiday. Travelling to Uluru and around Central Australia and Queensland.

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New Principal At Holy Family Nick Baird is the new acting principal at Holy Family Primary School. He is originally from Wee Waa and was St Mary’s principal at Hay for three years. Nick replaced Denise Gersbach who accepted a new role after 10 years at Holy Family. Nick said his new position was a new challenge for him and an opportunity to work at a bigger school. He moved to Parkes with his wife Katherine and two young daughters, Charlotte and Georgia.

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Everyone has experienced nuisance noise coming from a neighbour’s property. What to do? It depends on the type and frequency of the noise. The Protection of the Environment Operations Act (POE) sets out in considerable detail regulations which apply to all sorts of domestic appliances and machinery, internal and external. It deals with such things as air-conditioners, lawn mowers, electric power tools, musical instruments and amplifiers, pool motors, and car and burglar alarms. It sets hours during which appliances and machinery can be used and maximum noise levels. Your local council can deal with a wide range of problems, such as barking dogs or other continuing noises. One-off noises, such as a noisy neighbourhood party, are best dealt with by the Police. If there is a continuing problem, it is best to have a talk with your neighbour. If that fails, consult your council. If the problem is beyond the powers of the council, then consult your solicitor to see what legal action can be taken. In many cases the Local Court has the power to make a “noise abatement order”. Breach of this by the noisy neighbour can lead to fines and other more serious penalties If there is a “one-off” problem, the Police have the power to issue a similar notice. They can also issue on-the-spot fines if, after telling the offender to stop or mitigate the noise, it starts again within six hours. If we at Matthews Williams can assist you on this or any other legal matter, feel free to contact our office for an appointment. By Mark Olson Partner/Solicitor

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Netball Season In Full Swing Despite cold and windy weather last Saturday there was some hot netball action as teams got into the swing of the season. Last year’s Division 1 runners-up United McGrath’s (name change) showed potential to be booking a finals berth after only two weeks by defeating the newly formed Galaxy team. With several players new to the sport, Galaxy performed well under the guidance of coach Christine Watson. Wildcats defeated a short-in-numbers Eagles side who had to call on several Division 2 players to fill in for injuries during the game. The Division 2 competition is also well under way and there were wonderful games on Saturday. A big thank you to Carmel Laing, Mel Evans, Anita Morrison and Cathy Treasure for your patience as coaches. The SetGo Division continues to see many budding athletes with big smiles on their faces learning the game and skills of netball. The Net athletes looked to have a fantas-

tic morning. Congratulations to Lily Phillips on being awarded for her excellent pivot skills. Thanks you to the parents for helping with time keeping and the canteen. A reminder that the AGM takes place on Monday, 21st May. If you want to see the sport of netball grow in Parkes, please come along. This week is Shoosh for Kids week, highlighting how spectators of children’s sports can impact their enjoyment. Remember to show respect to all of the children and officials. Results Round 3 Div 1: Wildcats 39 Eagles 23 (Most Valuable Players: Emilia Takiari, Zoe Anderson. United 21 Galaxy 17 (Most Valuable Players: Paris Curr, Kasey Macdonald). Div 2: Wildcats 11 United 3 (Most Valuable Players: Tia Dunn, Edie Seaman). Eagles 12 Galaxy 4 (Most Valuable Players: Naomi Dunn, Lara Brown) By Lisa Nutley

CONGRATULATIONS… After several applications for funding through the Community Building Partnership Grants Program over several years, the Peak Hill Golf Club was finally successful in receiving $10,000 towards the installation of 3km of underground piping, which will water the course with recycled water. If you have not yet visited the club, do yourself a favour as the view from the club house is spectacular. Accepting the grant from Member for Orange, Philip Donato (middle) last week were (L-R) Sue Connolly, Di Hutchins, Wayne Rosser and Danny O’Leary.

Boars Cram Blayney Rams The Boars proved too much for the Rams on a fresh and bitter Saturday in the deep depths of Blayney. In the feature game of the day the Boars came away the winners 31 – 24. The rams were first to strike and landed an early try. The Boars showed dominant midfield play from Rodgers, Powlay, and Marika Koroivui, and marched forward giving space for Dylan Phipps to dash down the line. He passed to Jim Sellings to score. Rodgers’ conversion made it 7-7 Blayney crossed over the line a second time, and then generously gave the ball straight back for the Boars to mount an attack. Toby Baigett took flight gaining 35 metres. Llyod Rodgers moved up and across the pitch before combining exquisitely with Jared Westcott who gave a short pass to Ben Powlay to break through three tackles to swan over under the posts. The first half kept following this format. Blayney scored again, and after a chip through from Llyod Rodgers, Dylan Phipps outpaced everyone and dove on the ball to make it 21-19. In the second half a bamboozling run from Marika took him over the line, and Rodgers converted 4 from 4. Blayney replied with a try, but with two missed conversions they were level 4 points down. Campbell Legman took the ball charging, and Josh Corney lead the pack down the field winning a penalty for the Boars. They opted for the posts and put the game to rest. Particular mention goes to Johan Ruzgas on his first team debut, with a solid and energetic performance. By Ben Powlay

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