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From the Editor

Social Media is becoming less and less social. For those who chose to connect to me personally on social media over the last few years, you may (or maybe you haven’t) noticed that I have been absent - my endless stream of motivational quotes, wish you were here images and coffee pics have gone. My feelings on each and every global subject of discussion are missing from the debate. Why is this? Because it doesn’t really matter. As a marketer, I have been training people in using social media for years, teaching they that they should be telling their own unique story, adding their value to the world. I still believe there is great value in this and if people are transparent and unique and tell their own stories, there is value in creating audiences or ‘tribes’ that will work together, whether it be for business or a more social enterprise or goal. However, whether it was the onslaught of the Trump hype machine or perhaps my own reasonably short attention span, I have moved on from Facebook. I have not moved on to some other new platform as an early adopter (for the record, I am not a fan of snapchat, and I don’t see it surviving despite the fact they have filed for their IPO on the NASDAQ). I had some realisations whilst reading a book over the summer, titled ‘Ego is the enemy’ By Ryan Holiday. I won’t go in to detail, but essentially it is based on Stoic principles and puts forth the premise that, in everything we do, Ego is the enemy of greatness. That thought seems at odds with our current world. The political landscape, both locally and globally, is defined by egos running rampant - even in community groups. Confidence in one’s ability is not ego. Commitment to getting a job done and getting recognition for that fact is not ego. Ego is the flaw in human nature that brings about greed. It is the beginning of the thread that, if pulled, makes us believe we deserve more, because we did more. The issue with this however that is always based on only one perspective - our own. The politics we see playing out globally at the moment is a great example of this simple truth. There are many, that believe the President of the USA is a warrior of God and will deliver the US a righteous victory against evil, and on the other hand there are other’ that believe he is in fact the devil incarnate and will bring ruination to the whole planet. There is no simple answer to this, other than to try and do our best work for ourselves, and if it helps others, that is a bonus. I found this quote the other day by Stoic Philosopher, Epictetus, that best sums up why I have given up posting everything on Facebook… and I do get the irony given the above column.

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From The Magpie Whisperer Valentine's Day - February 14th - whether the thought of it brings you out in a cold sweat or a warm fuzzy, you might wonder why this particular date is synonymous with romantic love. Like Halloween, Valentine's Day is rooted in pagan partying. The lover's day traces its roots to the third century AD, and a raucus Roman festival where naked men spanked young maidens with the hides of sacrificed goats and dogs, in the hope of increasing their fertility. Also part of the celebrations; boys drew names of girls from a jar, and they'd be a couple for the duration of the festival. Called Lupercalia, the festival was held annually from 13th-15th February, the start of the Roman Springtime. It remained wildly popular into the fifth century AD, 150 years after Christianity was legalised in the Roman Empire. In 270 AD, the Roman Emperor Claudius II forbade young men to marry, because he thought it made them bad soldiers and hoped it would bolster his army. Valentine, then a Roman priest, flouted the ban and performed marriages in secret. For his defiance, Valentine was sentenced to death and thrown in gaol. There, he fell in love with the gaoler's daughter. Just before he was due to be executed, he sent her a letter signed "From your Valentine." It was February 14th. Much later, the church wanted to turn Lupercalia into a Christian celebration, and decided to use it as way of remembering St. Valentine. Though the Christians put clothes back on it, the festival didn't stop being a day of fertility and love. Over time St. Valentine's name began to be used by people to express their feelings to those they loved. Chaucer and Shakespeare romanticised it in their work, and it gained in popularity throughout Britain and Europe. In the Middle Ages, handmade paper cards

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Increase in Dangerous Grass Fires Lithgow Team Area NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) volunteers are warning residents and land managers to be vigilant following a spate of recent grass fires in the Bathurst, Oberon and Lithgow areas.

Many of these fires have grown quickly and spread towards nearby properties and residential areas. NSW RFS Superintendent Greg Sim said that many volunteer brigades had recently responded to fifty-one (51) bush/grass fires, which were mainly started from using machinery in hot, dry and windy conditions. These fires spread very quickly and in some cases, raced towards homes, before being halted by NSW RFS volunteer crews. “The fires include a 250ha fire at Gowan, 30ha fire at Triangle Flat, 23ha fire at Raglan and most recently a 40 fire yesterday at Laffing Waters. Each of these fires had the potential to reach homes.” “The increased risk of grass fires is not only due to rain late last year and vegetation growth, yet also due to the increased fire danger with the current weather conditions” Superintendent Greg Sim said. “With the grass now curing or drying out, any works

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done that may cause a spark has the potential to cause a significant grass or bush fire and danger the lives and property of people nearby.” Superintendent Sim said. “The swift work of our volunteer brigades, along with aircraft and heavy plant in dangerous conditions has stopped these fires before they caused major damage. However the risk of more fires remains as more hot weather is predicted.” Superintendent Sim said. “Farmers should use their own judgment to delay works using slashing, harvesting, welding, grinding equipment or any other machinery with the potential to start fires, if conditions in their area are hot, dry and windy. If works are to be carried out, ensure all proper precautions are followed including having fire fighting equipment readily available.” The NSWRFS has issued the following advice for farmers: • Have a Bush Fire Survival Plan in place for days of increased fire danger. • Smoking should not be allowed during harvesting, or in or near haysheds. • Ensure you have a full knapsack, spray pumper or hand-held chemical fire extinguisher in good working order when doing any hot works, slashing or similar activity. • Take extreme care when using cutters and welders to repair plant equipment. • Ensure that machinery components, including brakes and bearings, do not overheat. These components can drop hot metal onto the ground, starting a fire. • Use machinery correctly to avoid overheating. • Be aware of sparks caused by the blades of slashers, mowers and similar equipment hitting rocks or metal – these can ignite dry grass. “Persons who start a fire, even accidentally, face the prospect of fines or Police action for the damage they cause.” “Grass fires can be especially dangerous because they start quickly and spread rapidly, destroying not only homes, stocks and crops, but also lives and livelihoods.” Superintendent Sim said there are steps people can take now to prepare for the increased risk. “Farmers can help protect their properties by establishing firebreaks around paddocks, homes and other valuable assets like sheds and equipment,” Superintendent Sim said. “Firebreaks can assist in slowing a fire’s spread and also help stop a fire from entering or leaving your property. “People living in areas where there is grass growth should also have a plan for what they will do if there is a fire. The danger is clearly not only for farmers however with expected high temperatures creating the possiblility of total fire bans over the coming weekend. “Latest forecasts indicate high temperatures, low humidity and strong winds from Friday onwards, with

the worst conditions expected for Sunday afternoon.” said Superintendent Sim. “The Fire Danger Rating for these three days is likely to reach levels not seen in this area during recent years. Under the predicted conditions, fires will be uncontrollable, unpredictable and very fast moving.” Said Superintendent Sim. “If a fire breaks out in the predicted conditions, it could threaten properties with little warning. I encourage all residents to assess their preparedness now, in case a fire starts.” said Superintendent Sim. Superintendent Sim said a Total Fire Ban may be declared, which would mean a ban on the lighting of any fires out in the open, including wood or solid fuel barbeques. A gas or electric barbeque is allowed, but only if: • It is on a residential property within 20 metres of the house or dwelling • It is in a picnic area and the appliance is approved by Council, National Parks or State Forest • It is under the direct control of a responsible adult • The ground around the barbecue is cleared for 2 metres of all material which could burn • You have an immediate and continuous supply of water available. “Make a bush fire survival plans with a guide available from www.myfireplan.com.au or from the Chifley / Lithgow Team Fire Control Centres. “It’s also important that if a fire starts, you call Triple Zero (000) as soon as possible. The earlier you report the fire, the sooner we can help minimise the damage. Taking these simple measures could help protect your home, equipment and your livelihood,” Superintendent Sim said. For more information on fires near you visit rfs.nsw.gov.au

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SUBLIMINAL Event to take on Mental Health

Ms Carter gave a very personal account of what the issues of Mental Health and her desire to try and bring people together to bring light to the issue in the local area. The recent Mental Health summit held just before Christmas shed light on the issue, but there has only recently been a Council meeting to brief on the summit. Real action needs to be taken and Ms Carter has decided to start what she hopes will become an ongoing event, bringing support and assistance to those who need it most. What is Subliminal? Subliminal; is a community festival that will run in the month of March/April. It is a festival to raise awareness, funds and community spirit in addressing the town's needs for mental health programs, activities and also bringing awareness of networks and out of town facilities. This year we are focusing some activities on our youth. With nine young people taking their lives and just recently another we as a town need to bring to light the issues our town is facing with Mental Health. There are several events happening in the month of April which will include; Hang out centre Running throughout the month of April, aims to offer a safe secure space for the local youth. Taking them out of the local parks and streets after dark when normal business hour drop in centres and facilities are close. We are fortunate that Headspace have offered to come on board for the whole month of April, offering their headspace programs as well as mentors; youth that have used their programs to assist our youth on their journey of recovery. Reach Out & Beyond Blue will offer reading to assist our youth. This drop in space will enable us as a community assist and help those youth that are struggling and need our help. If you wish to offer your time at this Hang Out centre please email, Details below. (Space still being sourced) What makes me Happy A program between primary and high school students. A two week exhibition will be held at Eskbank House and Museum from the 25th of March till the 9th of April. 'What makes me happy' is a simple refection of Collage works from primary school students. High school student will be given the opportunity to be trained as a volunteer art technician. Opening Saturday 25th of March at 11am by Cr. Maree Statham

Wednesday 19th April WordinGOW; a poetry slams Enjoy an evening of Poetry, a great family night listening to primary, high school and wordsmith in our community present their voice. A gold coin donation at the door. Location; Sauld (Tin shed) Opens 6.30pm starts 7pm Finishes 9.30pm Salud will be offering Tea, Coffee, Cold drinks and Wood Fire Pizza for the night. (please note; This is non alcohol event and mobile are to be switched off. It is a family night) Salud will not be selling or allowing alcohol at this event.

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Saturday 22nd of April The Gathering; to be held on the morning of Saturday at the Union Theatre between 8.30am - 11.30am. The gathering is a phone free event and will be a spot for people to connect with others who know or either suffer from a condition of mental health. A free breakfast while you chat and build connection in our community. Headspace and other facilities will offer some choices if they are needed. This gathering is to build community spirit and to know you are not allow. Live at the Union Theatre; Something a bit out there and considering we are a metal town why not a Heavy metal for all ages concert at the Union Theatre between 3pm - 7.15pm, doors open at 2.45 Tickets $15. Tickets available at the door. We are fortunate to have an amazing line up of state and interstate bands. This program also assists our local bands, giving them an opportunity to get involved within industry. concert line up.. Kings at Heart (Gold Coast), Staunch (Newcastle), Diamond Construct (Taree), Isotopes (Sydney), Oaks (Sydney), Smash75 (Lithgow) Please note; This is non alcohol and no drug event. It is a family afternoon) All money raised this year will be given to Youthworx, to assist running additional programs in the field of mental health

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I worry about our democracy, such as it is, when the major political parties are so beholden to special interests that the concerns of most voters are ignored, and their

own bases as well - just ask Cory Bernardi. Pauline Hanson, whose politics I may not personally agree with, can objectively state that she and her One Nation Party are more in line with the Australian mainstream than Messrs Turnbull and Shorten could ever dream to be. Latest national surveys show 29 per cent of voters would not support either the Coalition or Labor. Increasingly, we are seeing our politicians for what they really are: arrogant, detached and with little care for democracy. Their primary concern appears to be their need to always be 'right'. These swaggering MP grandees are completely blind to the seismic political shifts happening right under their feet - blind to the shift and blind to the reasons for it. We've seen it in the first week of parliament. But they just carry on, continuing to widen the gulf between a detached parliamentary elite and those of us affected by their decisions. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten don't understand us, so they

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patronise us. But this tactic just compounds their growing reputation as being out-of-touch and pompous. And these are the people we elected to serve and protect us. Yet they do so by pandering to minority groups, being overly cautious and palming off responsibility. There's such a growing gap between public opinion and political opinion that many Australians now believe they're being lead in directions they don't want to go. The conundrum's not how our national government works, but how to stop it. Further examples of federal MPs rorting their expenses 'within the rules' surfaced recently. It cost one senior government minister her job. But the all- too-familiar denials and excuses still flowed. Politicians of every persuasion not only failed to cover themselves in glory in the glare of the revelations, they doused themselves in signature scent, with base notes of arrogance and lack of integrity, and an overwhelming top note of contempt for democracy. Except in voters minds it's more of a stink, and I doubt it will ever wash off.

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CHANGING OF THE GUARD In a changing of the guard Centennial Coal’s

(Centennial) Managing Director and CEO, David Moult, announced he will be leaving his position at the end of April. David will continue on the Centennial Board as a Non-Executive Director. Following a successful career in the UK and USA, David joined Centennial Coal in 1998 as General Manager Operations. He rose to Chief Operating Officer before taking the helm in 2011. David has been actively engaged at both a State and Federal level in industry-wide issues. He is a director of the Minerals Council of Australia (MCA); is chairman of Coal Services; the MCA’s Coal Forum; and Australian Coal Association’s Low Emissions Technology Ltd (ACALET). David is also a director (and former chairman) of the NSW Minerals Council. At the same time, changes on the Centennial Board will see the Chairman and Company founder, Bob Cameron AO, retire from the Board along with Banpu representative Rawi Corsiri. While Bruce Allan who was appointed to the Centennial Board in December 2007, as an Independent Non-

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Executive Director, will take over the reins as Chairman on 1 April. Centennial’s Executive General Manager Operations, Mick Cairney, will be Centennial’s new Managing Director and CEO. Mick has been with Centennial since 2002, during which time he has managed four of Centennial’s mines and also headed up Health, Safety, Environment and Community across the Group. The senior management team will be further strengthened with Peter Parry returning to Centennial in May, after a two year secondment in Bangkok as Banpu’s Chief Financial Officer. Outgoing Chairman and Company founder, Bob Cameron AO, paid tribute to David’s loyalty and contribution to the Company over many years and the leadership he displayed, not only to the Centennial team but also in his role as an industry leader. “After almost 20 years with Centennial, I leave the Company in good shape and in a position to capitalise on the upturn in the market. I wish Mick every success in his new role and I look forward to maintaining an ongoing relationship with Centennial as a Non-Executive Director,” said outgoing Managing Director and CEO, David Moult

Another new business has opened it’s doors in the town of Portland, Coffee forge. Located on Wolgan Street next door to the Crystal Theatre, Coffee Forge has occupied a newly renovated space that will be soon shared with antiques and curios, local produced jams, chutneys and relishes and much more. Owners, Karl and Bess Cook, are local to Portland and wanted to bring quality coffee into the town. Their coffee is made on locally roasted beans from Mudgee, and the commitment to local produce will continue as the offerings grow. Coffee Forge will be open Monday to friday 6:30am to 4pm and Saturday - Sunday 8am to 3pm

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YOUTH MUSIC EVENT BACKED BY NSW GOVERNMENT

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Bathurst Regional Youth Council has received NSW Government funding to stage an all-ages music events in partnership with the local community.

Member for Bathurst Paul Toole said the Youth Council will receive $2,500 towards the YJAM (Campaign for Youth Justice) project which will deliver three music events showcasing local talent throughout Autumn, Winter and Spring in 2017. “The NSW Government this year is investing more $50,000 across NSW to support our young people to present live, locally produced music and organise these innovative events with their local authorities,” Mr Toole said. Mr Toole said young people aged 12 to 25 are the driving force behind the program, which will involve them collaborating with local councils, youth services, police and community groups.

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“This funding is supporting teams of young people throughout NSW working with local communities to develop and run all-ages, drug-and-alcohol free events. “The events are a great way of encouraging young people to get involved in arts and culture and creating opportunities for artistic development in local communities.” The Indent Youth Music Event Development Grants program offers grants of up to $2,500 for smaller events targeted at a local level, and up to $5,000 for larger events organised by groups with previous event development experience. The program, open to groups of at least five young people, is administered by MusicNSW on behalf of the NSW Government. For more information visit www.musicnsw.com/funding/

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Guide For First Home Buyers

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SUMMER FLOWERS It’s a new year and unsurprisingly first home buyers are gearing up to get into the market, looking for a property to buy. Here are five tips for all home buyers looking to get on the ladder this year. By Christine Dodson, R&W Lithgow

PRE-APPROVAL

Prior to pre-approval there are many calculators on the internet from different banking sites that will give you an indication as to how much you can borrow and what the repayments will be. If you already obtained pre-approval last year and stopped looking since the close of 2014 then you may be through, or close to, the end of your preapproval period (or you may not have obtained one yet). While a pre-approval isn’t the same as an actual loan, it will give you the peace of mind to have a guide to what you can actually borrow. Talk to a bank or mortgage broker to get started and learn if you will need a guarantor.

ENSURE YOU CAN AFFORD THE REPAYMENTS

Getting pre-approval for a loan is one thing, but are you sure you can actually afford to repay the amount required each month? It’s critical to go through your finances, especially in the New Year when changes may be planned, to consider whether different circumstances may lead to hardship later on. Be honest with yourself about your job plans and general stability. It’s a great idea to practice saving and budgeting, to have that bit extra for your more expensive months, like when things like car registration is due.

By Barbara Moran

RESEARCH

If "research" isn't a message that's drilled into you yet, then you may not quite be ready. Research is important! Research the area you are thinking of buying in, whether you are a local or it is a new area. Try to get an understanding for what makes the property prices vary and the good, bad and average areas of a town or suburb. Understanding what properties are worth in the market you are considering, knowing how to negotiate with private treaty sales – all of this is critical if you want to purchase well. While the temptation is there to put in a considerably low offer at times, if a property is well priced and in demand, you may lose out on it if other offers are coming in at a higher price. Remember all good agents will check back on anyone who shows interest before they commit to another buyer, but not all do.

DUE DILIGENCE

Many of the  top 10 first home buyer mistakes and how to avoid them are as a result of being rushed or not understanding what is considered due diligence. Remember, you want to make sure that you purchase a property with open eyes, aware of the nature of the asset and ready for any necessary improvements. Usually, there are three main things to consider: ensuring the home is structurally sound, undertaking the correct legal checks on the contract so you know what you’re buying and ensuring that you are able to pay a fair price.

ALL YOUR GARDENING AND LANDSCAPING NEEDS!

Summer flowers are always spectacular and at the moment the Lagerstroemia’’s (Crepe Myrtles) are showing amazing colour. Crepe Myrtles are a Summer flowering small tree which can grow to approximately 4 metres in height. They are also available in ground cover or small varieties these days. They have a slow growth habit and can sometimes take a little while to become established. They are best in moist, well drained, slightly acidic soils in a positon receiving full sun. New on the scene this month are the Magnolia grandiflora ‘Coolwyn Gloss’ which will grow to a height of approximately 5 metres and a width of 4 metres. Their leaves are a glossy dark green colour with a thick velvet, copper toned underside. They will require mulch to assist in keeping the roots cool and moist in dry conditions and should be pruned and fertilized in Spring. They are ideal as a feature or specimen tree. If you love perennials like Echinacea then there are two new varieties to hit the scene being Echinacea Sombrero Flamenco and Echinacea Double Scoop Cranberry. Flamenco has deep orange blooms with a Sombrero shaped hat in the centre and Double Scoop is a Cranberry Double Flower with a full pom-pom centre. They are both drought tolerant compact plants with make and excellent centerpiece in the garden to attract bees and butterflies. They flower through to late Summer. Don’t forget to feed your fruit trees and vegies weekly with a liquid fertilizer whilst fruiting. Barbara Moran was a long time team member of GoodEarth Nursery at Lidsdale. She has an extensive knowledge and experience of both exotic and native gardens.

Christine is an experienced and skilled real estate specialist who works at Richardson & Wrench Lithgow. She can be contacted on 02 6351 3422 or at www.facebook.com/ lithgow.randw

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41st Annual

Portland

Art Exhibition 3rd March to 5th March 2017 All exhibited works are for sale Feature Artist Nicole Foxall

Friday 3rd March

Saturday 4th March

Official Opening 7:30pm

Sunday 5th March

6:30pm - 10:00pm

$10 Adults

$5 Concession

Wine and light supper

10:00am - 5:00pm 10:00am - 4:00pm

Admission $5 adults $3 conc. & children CWA Cafe Open

Crystal Theatre, Wolgan Street, Portland Find out more online at www.portlandart.com.au

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TV GUIDE

Issue 147 - 10 February 2017

24: Legacy By Kellie Evans We were massive fans of the original series of 24 starring Keifer Sutherland. It was action packed and fast paced and generally a great way to spend an hour one evening a week. And the cliff-hangers! Every episode always ended leaving you right on the edge of your seat!

Pick Of The Week 24: Legacy on WIN, Sunday 12th February at 8:30pm

SATURDAY 11 FEBRUARY SBS ONE

5:30 6:00 6:30 7:00 7:30 8:10 8:40 9:30 10:30 11:00 12:00 12:30 1:00 2:00 2:30 3:30

NHK World English News France 24 English News Deutsche Welle News Al Jazeera English News Italian News Filipino News French News Greek News German News Spanish News Arabic News Turkish News PBS NewsHour Small Business Secrets ISU Figure Skating Byzantium: A Tale of Three Cities 4:30 Secrets of the Castle 5:30 Chinese New Year: Biggest Celebration 6:30 SBS World News 7:35 Hitler’s Secrets 8:30 Deutschland 83 10:15 Undressed 11:15 RocKwiz

SBS2

6:10 6:30 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30 11:00 11:35 12:00 2:10 3:00 3:25 5:05 5:30 6:25 7:20 8:30 10:35

Hong Kong News Chinese News Russian News Polish News Romanian News Macedonian News Croatian News Serbian News Dutch News Hungarian News NHK Japanese News Hindi News A-League Round 19: ADL v PER Ninja Warrior Sweden Corruption, Cocaine, Murder In Trinidad Running Man Billy on the Street Balls Deep The Mindy Project If You Are the One Kill Bill: Vol. 1 Planet Terror

ABC

5:00 rage 10:30 rage: Guest Programmer 11:15 Pointless 12:00 QI 12:30 Vera 1:58 Ice Age Giants 2:59 Dingo: Wild Dog at War 3:58 Kitchen Cabinet 4:31 Landline 5:01 Rick Stein: From Venice To Istanbul 6:02 Grand Designs: House of the Year 6:50 Dream Build 7:00 ABC News 7:31 Death in Paradise 8:32 Call the Midwife 9:32 New Tricks 10:32 Newton’s Law 11:28 Adam Hills: The Last Leg

ABC2

6:00 Children’s Programs 4:36 Olivia 4:50 hoopla doopla! 5:07 Sarah and Duck 5:15 Hey Duggee 5:25 Kazoops 5:33 Hoot Hoot Go! 5:40 Peppa Pig 5:48 Dinosaur Train 6:02 Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom 6:15 The Hive 6:25 Octonauts 6:37 Peter Rabbit 6:50 Shaun the Sheep 7:03 Spicks and Specks 7:32 Penn and Teller: Fool Us 8:14 Would I Lie to You? 8:45 Live at the Apollo 9:32 Comedy Next Gen 10:25 Black Books 10:52 Red Dwarf 11:22 Archer 11:44 Portlandia

I can assure you that we have very high hopes for the re-boot series beginning on Sunday night. While there’s no enigmatic Keifer, this new series stars Australian Miranda Otto (from The Lord of the Rings Trilogy). With the clock once again counting down, the first episode introduces us to Eric Carter, a military hero who needs the team at CTU to save his life and help him avert one of the largest-scale terrorist attacks America has ever seen.

PRIME 7

5:30 Brand Developers Golden Age of Country 6:00 Brand Developers - Powerfit Gym 6:30 Brand Developers - Paint Runner 7:00 Weekend Sunrise 10:00 The Morning Show - Weekend 12:00 Luxury Escapes 12:30 Bathurst 12 Hour 1:30 Horse Racing 5:00 Seven News 5:30 Border Security: Australia’s Front Line 6:00 Seven News 7:00 Nitro Athletics 9:40 Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle 12:00 The Amazing Race

ABC3

6:00 Children’s Programs 3:35 The Penguins of Madagascar 4:01 Odd Squad 4:13 Little Lunch 4:28 The Dengineers 5:01 Roy 5:30 Numb Chucks 5:43 Kobushi 5:51 Winston Steinburger & Dudley Ding Dong 6:03 Fangbone! 6:16 Dragons: Riders of Berk 6:38 The Next Step 7:01 Operation Ouch! 7:30 Bear Grylls’ Survival School 7:58 The New Adventures of Figaro Pho 8:06 Degrassi: The Next Generation 8:27 Adventure Time 8:48 Detentionaire

TEN

5:30 Home Shopping 6:00 Fishing Edge 6:30 Everyday Gourmet 7:00 IFISH 8:00 Family Feud 8:30 Jamie’s 15-Minute Meals 9:00 RPM 9:30 Studio 10: Saturday 12:00 The Living Room 1:00 The Doctors 2:00 Ben’s Menu 2:30 The Home Team 3:00 Food Lab By Ben Milbourne 3:30 Good Chef Bad Chef 4:00 What’s Up Down Under 4:30 A Taste of Travel 5:00 TEN Eyewitness News First at Five 6:00 Gold Coast Cops 6:30 Scorpion 7:30 MacGyver 8:30 Hawaii Five-O 11:30 48 Hours

ONE

8:00 Get Smart 9:00 World Sport 9:30 RPM 10:00 Hogan’s Heroes 10:30 Star Trek: The Next Gen 11:30 World Rugby Sevens Highlights 12:00 All 4 Adventure 1:00 MacGyver 2:00 Monster Jam 3:00 The Offroad Adventure Show 4:00 Pat Callinan’s 4x4 Adventures 5:00 M*A*S*H 5:30 IFISH 6:00 Freddie Flintoff: Lord Of The Fries 7:00 Attenborough’s Life of Mammals 8:00 Attenborough’s Ark 9:00 48 Hours 10:00 Megacities 11:00 Megafactories: Ikea 12:00 Bellator MMA

NINE

4:30 6:00 6:30 7:00 10:00 12:00 12:30 1:00

Good Morning America Paw Patrol Dora the Explorer Weekend Today Today Extra - Saturday Hot in Cleveland Fish’n With Mates The Wild Life of Tim Faulkner 1:30 Married at First Sight 4:30 Gurus Explore Korea 5:00 Nine News: First at Five 5:30 Customs 6:00 Nine News Saturday 7:00 Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 9:00 The Hangover Part III 11:00 Bruce Springsteen: In His Own Words

3:30 4:00 5:00 6:00 7:00 7:45 8:30 9:30 10:00

ELEVEN

5:30 Becker 6:05 Pokemon 7:00 Mako: Island of Secrets 8:00 Totally Wild 8:30 Scope 9:05 The Loop 11:35 Charmed 1:30 Cheers 2:00 Becker 3:00 Everybody Loves Raymond 4:00 The King of Queens 5:05 Frasier 5:40 Home 7:30 New Girl 8:30 Tropfest 2017 10:30 The Loop

STAY HEALTHY IN

2017 SEE US IN STORE AT PORTLAND OR WALLERAWANG follow us on facebook.com/thevillagevoicecentralwest

7TWO

5:30 6:00 8:00 9:00 10:00 11:00 11:30 12:00 1:00 1:30 2:00 2:30 3:00

Positec - Garden Tools Brand Developers The Great Outdoors Room for Improvement Brand Developers Hot Property Great South East The Travel Bug BYO Kitchen Out of the Blue Creek to Coast Queensland Weekender The Great Australian Doorstep Before and After Bourdain: No Reservations Wild Planet: North America Homes Under the Hammer Some Mothers ‘Do ‘Ave Em One Foot in the Grave Escape to the Country Citizen Khan 2017 Fed Cup

GEM

5:00 Gideon’s Way 6:00 The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre 7:20 GEM Presents 7:30 Worx GT 2.0 8:00 Danoz 8:30 TV Shop - Home Shopping 9:00 Foot Support 9:30 Rich and Strange 11:15 Quiet Weekend 1:10 The Greatest Show on Earth 4:20 Ocean’s Eleven 7:00 Two Weeks Notice 9:00 When Harry Met Sally... 11:00 The Love Letter

7MATE

5:00 Mark Berg’s Fishing Addiction 6:00 Summernats 8:00 Brand Developers Paint Runner Pro 8:30 Brand Developers Extra Pair of Hands 9:00 Dream Car Garage 9:30 Night Thunder 10:30 Dream Car Garage 11:00 Adventure Angler 11:30 The Next Level 12:00 Ultimate Factories 3:00 Gator Boys 4:00 Turtleman 5:00 Big Angry Fish 6:00 MythBusters 7:00 Women’s AFL 9:45 Get the Gringo 12:00 Jail

SBS FOOD

12:00 Beat Bobby Flay 12:55 Tasty Conversations With Audra Morrice 1:00 The Kitchen 1:55 Foodie Faves 2:00 Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations 3:00 Restaurant: Impossible 5:00 Mystery Diners 6:00 Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations 8:00 My Sri Lanka with Peter Kuruvita 9:00 Secret Eats with Adam Richman 9:55 Gourmet Farmer Afloat Bitesize 10:00 Cutthroat Kitchen 11:55 Foodie Faves 12:00 Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations

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TV GUIDE

SUNDAY 12 FEBRUARY 5:45 6:00 6:30 7:00 7:30 8:10 8:40 9:30

SBS ONE

France 24 Feature France 24 English News Deutsche Welle News Al Jazeera English News Italian News Filipino News French News Premier League: Man Utd v Watford 12:00 Arabic News 12:30 Turkish News 1:00 Speedweek 3:00 Live: NBL: Round 19: Melb v Perth 5:00 Small Business Secrets 5:35 WWII Air Crash Detectives 6:30 SBS World News 7:30 The Silk Road 8:30 Trump’s Divided States Of America 10:25 Colin Hay: Waiting For My Real Life 12:00 Sinatra: All Or Nothing At All

SBS2

6:30 Chinese News 7:00 Russian News 7:30 Polish News 8:00 Maltese News 8:30 Macedonian News 9:00 PopAsia 10:00 Portuguese News 10:50 Urdu News 11:35 Hindi News 12:00 VICE News Tonight 1:00 Battle For Money 2:50 United Shades of America 3:40 Billy on the Street 4:05 VICE 4:35 Community 5:25 Balls Deep 6:20 VS Arashi 7:15 If You Are the One 8:30 VICE 9:30 Drunk History US 10:25 Full Frontal with Samantha Bee 10:55 Balls Deep 11:55 Black Market: Dispatches

ABC

5:00 rage 7:00 Weekend Breakfast 9:01 Insiders 10:03 Offsiders 10:35 The World This Week 11:03 Compass 11:32 Songs of Praise 12:01 Landline 1:01 Dream Gardens 1:31 Hanging With Hoges 2:30 Patricia Piccinini: A Dark Fairytale 3:00 The Mix 3:30 Australia Wide 4:01 Australian Story 4:31 Death in Paradise 5:32 Julia Zemiro’s Home Delivery 6:03 Tomorrow, When the War Began 6:51 Shaun the Sheep 7:00 ABC News 7:42 Grand Designs 8:31 Midsomer Murders 10:01 Highly Strung 11:43 The Tunnel 6:00 3:07 3:30 4:00 4:13

ABC2

Children’s Programs Mister Maker Play School Bananas in Pyjamas Miffy’s Adventures Big and Small 4:20 Q Pootle 5 4:32 Wiggle Town 4:36 Olivia 4:49 hoopla doopla! 5:02 Fireman Sam: Alien Alert 6:03 Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom 6:15 The Hive 6:25 Octonauts 6:37 Peter Rabbit 6:50 Shaun the Sheep 7:02 Spicks and Specks 7:30 W-League 9:58 Louis Theroux: Extreme Love 10:59 Secret Life of the Human Pups 11:42 Diary of a Teenage Virgin

MONDAY 13 FEBRUARY SBS ONE

6:00 8:10 8:40 9:30 10:30 11:00 12:00 12:30 1:00 2:00

International News Filipino News French News Greek News German News Spanish News Arabic News Turkish News Al Jazeera News Andre Rieu: Gala Live in Amsterdam 3:00 The Missing Evidence: 9/11 4:00 Dogs: Their Secret Lives 4:55 Living Black 5:30 Letters and Numbers 6:00 Food Safari 6:30 SBS World News 7:30 Michael Mosley: Trust Me, I’m a Doctor 8:30 Simon Reeve’s Sacred Rivers 9:30 Undressed 10:30 SBS World News 11:00 The World Game 11:30 Mammon

SBS2

6:10 International News 7:30 Polish News 8:00 Latin American News 8:30 Macedonian News 9:00 Croatian News 9:30 Serbian News 10:00 Dutch News 10:30 Tamil News 11:00 NHK Japanese News 11:35 Hindi News 12:00 Mammoth 2:10 Noisey 3:00 VICE News Tonight 3:30 VICE 4:05 Space Dandy 4:35 MythBusters 5:35 If You Are the One 6:35 Travel Man 7:05 VICE News Tonight 7:30 The Feed 8:00 South Park 8:30 F*** That’s Delicious 8:55 Dead Set On Life 9:25 52 Tuesdays 11:30 The Chambermaid Lynn

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ABC

5:00 Insiders 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:00 ABC News Mornings 10:00 Landline 11:01 Grand Designs 12:00 ABC News at Noon 1:00 Limited Partnership 1:59 Parliament Question Time 3:01 The Cook and the Chef 3:14 Murder, She Wrote 4:00 Antiques Roadshow 5:00 ABC News: Early Edition 5:30 The Drum 6:00 Pointless 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:01 Australian Story 8:33 Four Corners 9:20 Media Watch 9:37 Q&A 10:43 Lateline 11:13 The Business 11:30 Revolution School

ABC2

6:00 Children’s Programs 4:20 Q Pootle 5 4:32 Wiggle Town 4:36 Olivia 4:50 hoopla doopla! 5:06 Sarah and Duck 5:15 Hey Duggee 5:25 Kazoops 5:33 Hoot Hoot Go! 5:40 Peppa Pig 5:48 Dinosaur Train 6:02 Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom 6:15 The Hive 6:25 Octonauts 6:37 Peter Rabbit 6:50 Shaun the Sheep 7:02 Spicks and Specks 7:30 Dirty Jobs 8:21 Second Chance 8:30 Louis Theroux: Twilight of the Porn Star 9:31 The Insider 10:23 Louie 10:47 W-League

Issue 147- 10 February 2017 PRIME 7

5:30 Brand Developers Transforma Ladders 6:00 Home Shopping 7:00 Weekend Sunrise 10:00 The Morning Show - Weekend 12:00 Kochie’s Business Builders 12:30 The Franchise Show 4:00 Better Homes & Gardens 5:00 Seven News 5:30 Sydney Weekender 6:00 Seven News 7:00 My Kitchen Rules 8:30 Hoges

ABC3

6:00 Children’s Programs 3:35 The Penguins of Madagascar 4:00 Odd Squad 4:12 Little Lunch 4:28 The Dengineers 5:01 Roy 5:32 Numb Chucks 5:43 Kobushi 5:51 Winston Steinburger & Dudley Ding Dong 6:03 Fangbone! 6:16 Dragons: Riders of Berk 6:38 The Next Step 7:01 Operation Ouch! 7:30 Bear Grylls’ Survival School 7:58 The New Adventures of Figaro Pho 8:06 Degrassi: The Next Generation 8:27 Adventure Time 8:48 Detentionaire 9:32 rage

PRIME 7

5:30 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:30 Seven Morning News 12:00 16 And Missing 2:00 The Daily Edition 3:00 The Chase 4:00 Seven News at 4 5:00 The Chase Australia 6:00 Prime7 News 7:00 Home and Away 7:30 My Kitchen Rules 9:00 Bride & Prejudice 10:00 Ramsay’s Hotel Hell 11:00 Autopsy 12:00 Packed to the Rafters

TEN

5:00 Inspiration Ministeries 6:00 Fishing Australia 6:30 Hillsong 7:00 The Offroad Adventure Show 8:00 Good Chef Bad Chef 8:30 Everyday Gourmet 9:00 Ben’s Menu 9:30 Studio 10: Sunday 1:30 The Offroad Adventure Show 2:30 Places We Go With Jennifer Adams 3:00 IFISH 4:00 Seafood Escape With Andrew Ettingshausen 4:30 RPM 5:00 TEN Eyewitness News First at Five 6:00 Family Feud 6:30 Bondi Rescue 7:00 I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here! 8:30 24: Legacy 9:30 Homeland 11:30 48 Hours

ONE

5:40 Whacked Out Sports 6:00 Home Shopping 8:00 Monster Jam 10:00 A Taste of Travel 11:00 Fishing Australia 11:30 The First Bounce 12:30 World Sport 1:00 Moments of Impact 2:00 Megacities 3:00 Megafactories: Ikea 4:00 Undercover Boss 5:00 What’s Up Down Under 5:30 IFISH 6:00 Family Feud 6:30 M*A*S*H 7:30 Numb3rs 8:30 Attenborough: On the Trail of King Kong 9:30 Vice 11:30 Moments of Impact

TEN

4:30 6:00 6:30 7:00 8:00 8:30 11:00 12:00 2:30 3:00 3:30 4:00 4:30 5:00 6:00 6:30 7:30 9:00 9:30 10:30 11:30

ABC3

6:00 Children’s Programs 3:20 Jamillah and Aladdin 3:35 The Penguins of Madagascar 4:00 Odd Squad 4:12 Little Lunch 4:28 The Dengineers 4:57 BtN Newsbreak 5:02 Roy 5:32 Numb Chucks 5:43 Kobushi 5:51 Winston Steinburger & Dudley Ding Dong 6:03 Fangbone! 6:16 Dragons: Riders of Berk 6:38 The Next Step 7:01 Operation Ouch! 7:30 Bear Grylls’ Survival School 7:58 BtN Newsbreak 8:06 Degrassi: The Next Generation 8:27 Adventure Time 8:48 Detentionaire 9:33 rage

CBS This Morning Family Feud Everyday Gourmet WIN’s All Australian News Entertainment Tonight Studio 10 The Talk Dr. Phil Alive and Cooking Judge Judy The Home Team Good Chef Bad Chef The Bold & the Beautiful TEN Eyewitness News First at Five WIN News The Project I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here! Whose Line Is It Anyway? Australia Life In Pieces The Odd Couple WIN’s All Australian News

ONE

5:30 Whacked Out Sports 6:00 Home Shopping 8:00 Operation Repo 8:30 Reel Action 9:00 IFISH 10:00 M*A*S*H 11:00 Hogan’s Heroes 12:00 WIN’s All Australian News 1:00 Matlock 2:00 Nash Bridges 3:00 Jake and the Fatman 4:00 Diagnosis Murder 5:00 Star Trek: The Next Generation 6:00 Family Feud 6:30 M*A*S*H 7:30 Undercover Boss 8:30 The Peacemaker 11:05 The Crazy Ones 12:00 Home Shopping

NINE

5:30 6:00 6:30 7:00 10:00

Wesley Impact Paw Patrol Dora the Explorer Weekend Today In Conversation With Alex Malley 10:30 MySurf TV 11:00 World’s Best Beaches 12:00 War of the Buttons 2:00 Married at First Sight 5:00 Nine News: First at Five 5:30 Customs 6:00 Nine News Sunday 7:00 Married at First Sight 8:30 60 Minutes 9:30 Lethal Weapon 10:30 Better Late Than Never 11:30 Public Morals

7TWO

6:00 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:30 10:00 1:30 2:00 3:00 4:00 4:30 5:00 5:30 6:00 6:30 7:00

7:30 8:00 8:30 10:30

ELEVEN

6:30 BeyRaiderz 7:05 Sanjay and Craig 7:35 Pokemon 8:05 Pokemon 8:30 Sanjay and Craig 9:00 TMNT 10:00 Kuu Kuu Harajuku 10:30 TMNT 11:00 The Brady Bunch 12:00 Family Ties 1:00 Cheers 2:00 Becker 3:00 Everybody Loves Raymond 4:00 The King of Queens 5:00 Frasier 6:00 Family Feud 6:30 Futurama 7:30 The Simpsons 8:30 The Graham Norton Show 9:30 Sex and the City 10:00 How I Met Your Mother 10:30 Sex and the City 11:50 The King of Queens

NINE

5:30 Today 9:00 Today Extra 11:30 Nine Morning News 12:00 Ellen 1:00 Extra 1:30 Married at First Sight 3:00 Nine News Now 4:00 Nine Afternoon News 5:00 Millionaire Hot Seat 6:00 Nine News 7:00 A Current Affair 7:30 Married at First Sight 9:00 House Husbands 10:00 Botched 11:00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 12:00 Rizzoli & Isles

ELEVEN

6:05 Beyblade: Shogun Steel 6:30 SheZow 7:35 Pokemon 8:00 Totally Wild 8:35 Bob the Builder 9:00 Super Wings 9:30 Crocamole 10:00 Dr. Quinn 11:00 JAG 12:00 Judging Amy 1:00 WIN’s All Australian News 2:00 Becker 3:00 Everybody Loves Raymond 4:05 The King of Queens 5:00 Frasier 6:00 Family Feud 6:30 Neighbours 7:05 The Simpsons 7:30 How I Met Your Mother 8:00 Rules of Engagement 8:30 Fresh Off the Boat 9:00 The Great Indoors 9:30 Supernatural 10:30 The Strain 11:30 The Late Late Show

Home Shopping Tomorrow’s World Leading the Way David Jeremiah Home Shopping Inside Volleyball Home and Away The Great Australian Doorstep Bourdain: No Reservations The Food Trail Annabel Langbein: The Free Range Cook Malaysia Kitchen Lyndey & Herbie’s Moveable Feast The Zoo Animal Airport Dog Patrol Border Security: International Border Security USA Border Patrol Escape to the Country 2017 Fed Cup

GEM

5:00 Danger Man 6:00 TV Shop - Home Shopping 6:30 Leading the Way 7:00 New Hope Ministries 7:30 Beyond Today 8:00 Key of David 8:30 TV Shop - Home Shopping 10:00 The Avengers 11:00 Rocket to the Moon 1:30 The Naked Spur 3:30 El Dorado 6:00 Antiques Roadshow 7:00 Agatha Christie’s Marple 9:00 Major Crimes 10:00 Rizzoli & Isles 11:00 The Closer 12:00 Murder in the First

7TWO

5:30 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:30 11:30 12:00 1:00 2:00 3:00 4:00 5:00 5:30 6:30 7:30 8:30 10:30 11:30

Home Shopping It’s Academic Hairy Legs Jay’s Jungle Harry’s Practice Home and Away NBC Today Meet the Press Annabel Langbein: The Free Range Cook The Dr. Oz Show The Food Trail Homes Under the Hammer Auction Squad Deal Or No Deal Medical Emergency 60 Minute Makeover Bargain Hunt Rosemary & Thyme Foyle’s War Air Crash Investigations Bargain Hunt

GEM

6:00 Friends 6:30 This is Your Day! 7:00 Creflo Dollar Ministries 7:30 TV Shop 8:00 Hot in Cleveland 8:30 Helicopter Heroes Down Under 9:00 TV Shop - Home Shopping 9:30 Danoz 10:30 Friends 11:30 As Time Goes By 12:10 The Rebel 2:20 Antiques Roadshow 3:20 Heartbeat 4:30 Ellen 5:30 Hot in Cleveland 6:30 Friends 7:00 As Time Goes By 7:40 Elephant - A Spy in the Herd 8:50 Weird Wonders of the World 10:00 Stephen Fry in America 11:20 Death Row Stories

7MATE

5:30 Positec - Garden Tools 6:00 Home Shopping 6:30 BCF Adventure TV: Hook, Line and Sinker 7:30 Home Shopping 9:30 Dream Car Garage 10:30 Ultimate Factories 1:30 Bad Ink 2:00 Combat Dealers 3:00 Seinfeld 5:00 Summernats 7:00 Back to the Future 9:25 First Blood 11:25 Rude Tube 12:00 Outlaw Nitro Funny Cars

SBS FOOD

11:55 Foodie Faves 12:00 Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations 1:00 Giada at Home 1:30 Sweet Julia 2:00 Chopped 3:00 Mystery Diners 3:30 Barefoot Contessa: Back to Basics 4:00 Guy’s Grocery Games 4:55 Lyndey Milan’s Taste of... 5:00 Brunch at Bobbys 5:30 The Best Thing I Ever Made 6:00 Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations 8:00 Ching’s Amazing Asia 9:00 The Fearless Chef 9:55 Foodie Faves 10:00 Restaurant: Impossible 11:55 Lyndey & Herbie’s Moveable Feast

7MATE

5:30 6:00 7:00 12:00

Dream Car Garage Home Shopping Ultimate Factories Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D 1:00 Last Car Standing 3:00 What Went Down 3:30 Bad Ink 4:00 Chow Masters 4:30 Man Finds Food 5:00 MythBusters 6:00 American Pickers 7:00 Pawn Stars 7:30 World’s Most Amazing Videos 8:30 Prospectors 9:30 Klondike Gold Fever 10:30 Strangest Weather On Earth 11:30 Jail 12:00 Operation Repo

SBS FOOD

12:00 Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations 2:00 Ching’s Amazing Asia 3:00 Chuck’s Eat the Street 3:30 Barefoot Contessa: Back to Basics 4:00 Rachael Ray’s 30 Minute Meals 4:30 Cooking For Love 5:00 The Kitchen 5:55 Food Safari Fire Bitesize 6:00 Surfing the Menu 6:30 Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations 7:30 Surfing the Menu: New Zealand 8:30 My Sri Lanka with Peter Kuruvita 9:30 Mystery Diners 10:25 Small Business Secrets 10:30 Beat Bobby Flay 11:30 Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations

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TV GUIDE

Issue 147 - 10 February 2017

TUESDAY 14 FEBRUARY SBS ONE

5:30 6:00 6:30 7:00 7:30 8:10 8:40 9:30 10:30 11:00 12:00 12:30 1:00 2:00 3:25

NHK World English News France 24 English News Deutsche Welle News Al Jazeera English News Italian News Filipino News French News Greek News German News Spanish News Arabic News Turkish News PBS NewsHour Sting: The Last Ship Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies 4:30 Born in the Wild 5:30 Letters and Numbers 6:00 Food Safari 6:30 SBS World News 7:30 Paul Merton’s Secret Stations 8:30 Insight 9:30 Dateline 10:00 SBS World News 10:30 Spring Tide

SBS2

6:10 International News 8:00 Ukrainian News 8:30 Macedonian News 9:00 Croatian News 9:30 Serbian News 10:00 Dutch News 10:30 Nepali News 11:00 NHK Japanese News 11:35 Hindi News 12:00 Rollerball 2:10 Noisey 3:00 VICE News Tonight 3:30 The Feed 4:00 Space Dandy 4:30 MythBusters 5:30 If You Are the One 6:35 Travel Man 7:00 VICE News Tonight 7:30 The Feed 8:00 Adam Ruins Going Green 8:30 The Cleveland Strangler 9:20 Big Night Out 10:10 Lan Kwai Fong 3 11:55 Desus and Mero

ABC

5:00 Antiques Roadshow 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:00 ABC News Mornings 10:00 Four Corners 10:47 Media Watch 11:04 Black As 11:14 Pointless 12:00 ABC News at Noon 1:00 Newton’s Law 1:59 Parliament Question Time 3:14 Murder, She Wrote 4:00 Antiques Roadshow 5:00 ABC News: Early Edition 5:30 The Drum 6:00 Pointless 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:02 Outback ER 8:32 Ice Wars 9:30 Human Universe With Brian Cox 10:32 Lateline 11:03 The Business 11:20 Q&A

ABC2

6:00 Children’s Programs 4:49 hoopla doopla! 5:06 Sarah and Duck 5:15 Hey Duggee 5:25 Kazoops 5:33 Hoot Hoot Go! 5:41 Peppa Pig 5:48 Dinosaur Train 6:02 Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom 6:15 The Hive 6:26 Octonauts 6:37 Peter Rabbit 6:50 Shaun the Sheep 7:02 Spicks and Specks 7:31 Dirty Jobs 8:18 How to Be a Fan With Hex 8:32 Ross Kemp On Gangs 9:20 Locked Up: Broadmoor 10:08 Archer 10:31 Louie 10:55 The Insider 11:57 Hunted

PRIME 7

5:30 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:30 Seven Morning News 12:00 The Perfect Assistant 2:00 The Daily Edition 3:00 The Chase 4:00 Seven News at 4 5:00 The Chase Australia 6:00 Prime7 News 7:00 Home and Away 7:30 My Kitchen Rules 9:00 800 Words 10:00 Bones 11:00 Chicago Fire 12:00 Grey’s Anatomy

ABC3

6:00 Children’s Programs 3:20 Jamillah and Aladdin 3:35 The Penguins of Madagascar 4:00 Odd Squad 4:12 Little Lunch 4:28 The Dengineers 4:56 BtN Newsbreak 5:01 Roy 5:36 Numb Chucks 5:51 Winston Steinburger & Dudley Ding Dong 6:03 Fangbone! 6:16 Dragons: Riders of Berk 6:38 The Next Step 7:01 Operation Ouch! 7:30 Bear Grylls’ Survival School 7:58 BtN Newsbreak 8:06 Degrassi: The Next Generation 8:27 Adventure Time 8:48 Detentionaire 9:33 rage

TEN

4:30 6:00 6:30 7:00 8:00 8:30 11:00 12:00 2:30 3:00 3:30 4:00 4:30 5:00

CBS This Morning Family Feud Everyday Gourmet WIN’s All Australian News Entertainment Tonight Studio 10 The Talk Dr. Phil Alive and Cooking Judge Judy The Home Team Good Chef Bad Chef The Bold & the Beautiful TEN Eyewitness News First at Five 6:00 WIN News 6:30 The Project 7:30 I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here! 8:30 NCIS 9:30 NCIS: Los Angeles 11:30 WIN’s All Australian News

ONE

5:00 The Doctors 6:00 Home Shopping 8:00 Operation Repo 8:30 Reel Action 9:00 IFISH 10:00 M*A*S*H 11:00 Hogan’s Heroes 12:00 WIN’s All Australian News 1:00 Matlock 2:00 Nash Bridges 3:00 Jake and the Fatman 4:00 Diagnosis Murder 5:00 Star Trek: The Next Generation 6:00 Family Feud 6:30 M*A*S*H 7:30 48 Hours 8:30 Countdown To Murder 9:30 Vanity Fair Confidential 10:30 Backstrom 11:30 Gang Related

WEDNESDAY 15 FEBRUARY SBS ONE

5:30 NHK World English News 6:00 France 24 English News 6:30 Live: UEFA Champions League 9:00 French News 9:30 Greek News 10:30 German News 11:00 Spanish News 12:00 Arabic News 12:30 Turkish News 1:00 PBS NewsHour 2:00 Who Do You Think You Are? 3:00 Dateline 3:30 Insight 4:30 My Wild Affair 5:30 Letters and Numbers 6:00 Food Safari 6:30 SBS World News 7:30 Tony Robinson Down Under 8:35 The Eighties 9:30 Vikings 10:25 Gangland Undercover 11:15 SBS World News 11:45 Things We Do for Love

SBS2

6:10 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30

International News Ukrainian News Macedonian News Croatian News Serbian News Dutch News F24 International & Africa News 11:00 NHK Japanese News 11:35 Hindi News 12:00 Futureworld 1:55 Noisey 2:45 More Than Two Hours 3:00 VICE News Tonight 3:30 The Feed 4:00 Space Dandy 4:30 MythBusters 5:35 If You Are the One 6:35 Travel Man 7:05 VICE News Tonight 7:35 The Feed 8:00 South Park 8:30 Balls Deep 9:25 1941 11:40 The Golden Child

ABC

6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:00 ABC News Mornings 11:00 Australia Remembers: Fall of Singapore 12:00 ABC News at Noon 12:30 National Press Club 1:29 The Book Club 1:59 Parliament Question Time 3:14 Murder, She Wrote 4:00 Antiques Roadshow 5:00 ABC News: Early Edition 5:30 The Drum 6:00 Pointless 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:01 Julia Zemiro’s Home Delivery 8:32 The Weekly With Charlie Pickering 9:01 Stop Laughing This is Serious 10:02 Adam Hills: The Last Leg 10:45 Lateline 11:15 The Business 11:32 Four Corners

ABC2

6:00 Children’s Programs 4:36 Olivia 4:50 hoopla doopla! 5:06 Sarah and Duck 5:15 Hey Duggee 5:25 Kazoops 5:33 Hoot Hoot Go! 5:41 Peppa Pig 5:48 Dinosaur Train 6:02 Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom 6:15 The Hive 6:25 Octonauts 6:37 Peter Rabbit 6:50 Shaun the Sheep 7:02 Spicks and Specks 7:31 Dirty Jobs 8:21 Second Chance 8:30 Special Forces: Ultimate Hell Week 9:32 Hunted 10:22 Louie 10:44 Catfish: The TV Show 11:25 Outsiders With Darren McMullen

PRIME 7

5:30 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:30 Seven Morning News 12:00 Framed for Murder 2:00 The Daily Edition 3:00 The Chase 4:00 Seven News at 4 5:00 The Chase Australia 6:00 Prime7 News 7:00 Home and Away 7:30 My Kitchen Rules 9:00 Murder Uncovered 10:00 The Investigator: A Brittish Crime Story 11:00 Blindspot 12:00 It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia

TEN

4:30 6:00 6:30 7:00 8:00 8:30 11:00 12:00 2:00 2:30 3:00 3:30 4:00 4:30 5:00 6:00 6:30 7:30 8:30 9:30 11:30

ABC3

6:00 Children’s Programs 3:20 Jamillah and Aladdin 3:35 The Penguins of Madagascar 4:00 Odd Squad 4:12 Little Lunch 4:28 The Dengineers 4:56 BtN Newsbreak 5:01 Roy 5:32 Numb Chucks 5:43 Kobushi 5:51 Winston Steinburger & Dudley Ding Dong 6:03 Fangbone! 6:16 Dragons: Riders of Berk 6:38 The Next Step 7:01 Operation Ouch! 7:30 Bear Grylls’ Survival School 7:58 BtN Newsbreak 8:06 Degrassi: The Next Generation 8:27 Heartland 9:13 Girl vs. Boy 9:36 rage

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CBS This Morning Family Feud Everyday Gourmet WIN’s All Australian News Entertainment Tonight Studio 10 The Talk Dr. Phil Entertainment Tonight Alive and Cooking Judge Judy The Home Team Good Chef Bad Chef The Bold & the Beautiful TEN Eyewitness News First at Five WIN News The Project I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here! This Is Us Madam Secretary WIN’s All Australian News

ONE

5:00 The Doctors 6:00 Home Shopping 8:00 Operation Repo 8:30 Reel Action 9:00 IFISH 10:00 M*A*S*H 11:00 Hogan’s Heroes 12:00 WIN’s All Australian News 1:00 Matlock 2:00 Nash Bridges 3:00 Jake and the Fatman 4:00 Diagnosis Murder 5:00 Star Trek: The Next Generation 6:00 Family Feud 6:30 M*A*S*H 7:30 David Attenborough’s Madagascar 8:30 Megafactories: Audi 9:30 Shark Tank 10:30 Backstrom 11:30 Sons of Anarchy

NINE

5:30 Today 9:00 Today Extra 11:30 Nine Morning News 12:00 Ellen 1:00 Extra 1:30 Married at First Sight 3:00 Nine News Now 4:00 Nine Afternoon News 5:00 Millionaire Hot Seat 6:00 Nine News 7:00 A Current Affair 7:30 Married at First Sight 9:00 Travel Guides 10:00 The New Celebrity Apprentice 12:00 Mike & Molly

ELEVEN

6:05 Beyblade: Shogun Steel 6:30 SheZow 7:35 Pokemon 8:00 Totally Wild 8:35 Bob the Builder 9:00 Super Wings 9:30 Crocamole 10:00 Dr. Quinn 11:00 JAG 12:00 Judging Amy 1:00 WIN’s All Australian News 2:00 Becker 3:00 Everybody Loves Raymond 4:05 The King of Queens 5:00 Frasier 6:00 Family Feud 6:30 Neighbours 7:05 The Simpsons 7:30 How I Met Your Mother 8:00 Rules of Engagement 8:30 Wog Boy 2: The Kings of Mykonos 10:30 How I Met Your Mother 11:30 The Late Late Show

NINE

5:30 Today 9:00 Today Extra 11:30 Nine Morning News 12:00 Ellen 1:00 Extra 1:30 Married at First Sight 3:00 Nine News Now 4:00 Nine Afternoon News 5:00 Millionaire Hot Seat 6:00 Nine News 7:00 A Current Affair 7:30 Planet Earth II 8:40 Murder Calls 9:40 Life Inside Lockdown 10:50 Chicago Med 11:50 Murder in the First

ELEVEN

6:05 Beyblade: Shogun Steel 6:30 SheZow 7:35 Pokemon 8:00 Totally Wild 8:35 Bob the Builder 9:00 Super Wings 9:30 Crocamole 10:00 Dr. Quinn 11:00 JAG 12:00 Judging Amy 1:00 WIN’s All Australian News 2:00 Becker 3:00 Everybody Loves Raymond 4:05 The King of Queens 5:00 Frasier 6:00 Family Feud 6:30 Neighbours 7:05 The Simpsons 7:30 How I Met Your Mother 8:00 Rules of Engagement 8:30 The Simpsons 9:00 Son of Zorn 9:30 The Simpsons 10:00 Bob’s Burgers 11:00 Duckman

7TWO

4:30 Auction Squad 6:00 Home Shopping 7:00 It’s Academic 7:30 Hairy Legs 8:00 Jay’s Jungle 8:30 Harry’s Practice 9:00 Home and Away 9:30 NBC Today 12:00 The Dr. Oz Show 1:00 Air Crash Investigations 2:00 Mr Selfridge 3:00 Auction Squad 4:00 Deal Or No Deal 5:00 Medical Emergency 5:30 60 Minute Makeover 6:30 Bargain Hunt 7:30 Kingdom 8:30 Judge John Deed 10:30 I Shouldn’t Be Alive 11:30 Bargain Hunt

GEM

5:00 Seaway 6:00 Friends 6:30 Skippy 7:00 Creflo Dollar Ministries 7:30 TV Shop - Home Shopping 8:00 Hot in Cleveland 8:30 Helicopter Heroes Down Under 9:00 TV Shop - Home Shopping 9:30 Danoz 10:30 Friends 11:30 As Time Goes By 12:10 The Fallen Idol 2:10 Elephant - A Spy in the Herd 3:20 Heartbeat 4:30 Ellen 5:30 Hot in Cleveland 6:30 Friends 7:00 As Time Goes By 7:30 New Tricks 8:40 Titanic

7TWO

5:30 Home Shopping 7:00 It’s Academic 7:30 Hairy Legs 8:00 Jay’s Jungle 8:30 Harry’s Practice 9:00 Home and Away 9:30 NBC Today 12:00 The Dr. Oz Show 1:00 I Shouldn’t Be Alive 2:00 Kingdom 3:00 Auction Squad 4:00 Deal Or No Deal 5:00 Medical Emergency 5:30 60 Minute Makeover 6:30 Bargain Hunt 7:30 Jonathan Creek 8:30 Inspector Morse 10:30 I Shouldn’t Be Alive 11:30 Bargain Hunt

GEM

5:00 Danger Man 6:00 Friends 6:30 This is Your Day! 7:00 Creflo Dollar Ministries 7:30 TV Shop - Home Shopping 8:00 Hot in Cleveland 8:30 Helicopter Heroes Down Under 9:00 TV Shop - Home Shopping 10:30 Friends 11:30 As Time Goes By 12:10 South of Algiers 2:05 Countryfile 3:20 Heartbeat 4:30 Ellen 5:30 Hot in Cleveland 6:30 Friends 7:00 As Time Goes By 7:30 Death in Paradise 8:40 Agatha Christie’s Poirot 11:00 Silent Witness

7MATE

5:30 6:00 7:00 8:00 9:00 10:00

Dream Car Garage Home Shopping Big Angry Fish American Pickers A Football Life Shannon’s Legends of Motorsport 11:00 Wipeout 12:00 Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D 1:00 T.J. Hooker 2:30 Bad Ink 3:00 What Went Down 3:30 Pawn Stars 4:00 Chow Masters 4:30 Man Finds Food 5:00 MythBusters 6:00 American Pickers 7:00 Pawn Stars 7:30 Highway Patrol 8:30 World’s Toughest Trucker 9:30 Ice Road Truckers 10:30 Counting Cars 11:30 Strip N’ Rip

SBS FOOD

11:55 12:00 1:00 1:55 2:00

Small Business Secrets Beat Bobby Flay The Kitchen Food Safari Fire Bitesize Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations 3:00 Chuck’s Eat the Street 3:30 Barefoot Contessa: Back to Basics 4:00 Giada at Home 4:30 Cooking For Love 5:00 The Kitchen 5:55 Food Safari Fire Bitesize 6:00 Surfing the Menu 6:30 Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations 7:30 Chopped 9:25 Pina Cucina 9:30 Mystery Diners 10:25 Small Business Secrets 10:30 Beat Bobby Flay 11:30 Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations

5:30 6:00 7:00 8:00 9:00

7MATE

Dream Car Garage Home Shopping Big Angry Fish American Pickers America’s Game: The Super Bowl Champions 10:00 Shannon’s Legends of Motorsport 11:00 Wipeout 12:00 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D 1:00 The Blacklist 2:00 T.J. Hooker 3:00 What Went Down 3:30 Pawn Stars 4:00 Chow Masters 4:30 Man Finds Food 5:00 MythBusters 6:00 American Pickers 7:00 Pawn Stars 7:30 Highway Patrol 8:00 Motorway Patrol 8:30 Pawn Stars Australia 9:00 Aussie Pickers 10:00 American Pickers 11:00 Canadian Pickers 12:00 What Went Down

SBS FOOD

11:55 12:00 1:00 1:55 2:00 3:00 3:30 4:00 4:30 5:00 5:55 6:00 6:30 7:30 8:30 9:25 9:30 10:25 10:30 11:30

Small Business Secrets Beat Bobby Flay The Kitchen Food Safari Fire Bitesize Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations Chuck’s Eat the Street Barefoot Contessa: Back to Basics Giada at Home Cooking For Love The Kitchen Food Safari Fire Bitesize Surfing the Menu Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations Ching’s Amazing Asia The Fearless Chef Foodie Faves Andy & Ben Eat Australia Small Business Secrets Beat Bobby Flay Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations

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TV GUIDE

THURSDAY 16 FEBRUARY SBS ONE

5:30 International News 8:10 Filipino News 8:40 French News 9:30 Greek News 10:30 German News 11:00 Spanish News 12:00 Arabic News 12:30 Turkish News 1:00 PBS NewsHour 2:00 United States of Secrets 3:00 Living Black 3:30 Murdoch 4:30 Otto Frank, Father of Anne 5:30 Letters and Numbers 6:00 Food Safari 6:30 SBS World News 7:30 Great British Railway Journeys 8:05 Destination Flavour Singapore 8:35 Food Detectives 9:35 Deutschland 83 10:30 SBS World News 11:00 Magnifica 70 12:00 Julia’s Eyes

SBS2

6:10 International News 10:00 Dutch News 10:30 Somali News 11:00 NHK Japanese News 11:35 Hindi News 12:00 All That Glitters 1:45 VICE World of Sports 2:10 Noisey 3:00 VICE News Tonight 3:30 The Feed 4:00 Space Dandy 4:30 MythBusters 5:35 If You Are the One 6:35 Travel Man 7:00 VICE News Tonight 7:30 The Feed 8:00 Full Frontal with Samantha Bee 8:30 Vice Does America 9:20 Cyberwar 9:50 Game Loading: Rise of the Indies 11:35 UEFA Champ League Highlights

ABC

5:00 6:00 9:00 10:00 10:30

Antiques Roadshow ABC News Breakfast ABC News Mornings Australian Story Hatch, Match and Dispatch 11:14 Pointless 12:00 ABC News at Noon 1:00 Adam Hills: The Last Leg 1:42 Media Watch 1:59 Parliament Question Time 3:00 Women’s Australian Open 2016 6:00 Pointless 6:56 Clarke & Dawe 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:01 Dream Gardens 8:33 Newton’s Law 9:30 No Offence 10:20 Lateline 10:50 The Business 11:06 Judith Lucy Is All Woman 11:37 The Trip to Italy

ABC2

6:00 Children’s Programs 5:06 Sarah and Duck 5:15 Hey Duggee 5:25 Kazoops 5:33 Hoot Hoot Go! 5:40 Peppa Pig 5:48 Dinosaur Train 6:02 Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom 6:15 The Hive 6:25 Octonauts 6:37 Peter Rabbit 6:50 Shaun the Sheep 7:02 Spicks and Specks 7:31 Dirty Jobs 8:23 Lost In Pronunciation 8:30 The Weekly With Charlie Pickering 9:00 Black Books 9:26 Red Dwarf 9:55 Maximum Choppage 10:25 Louie 10:47 Comedy Next Gen 11:47 Alan Carr: Chatty Man

FRIDAY 17 FEBRUARY SBS ONE

6:00 8:10 8:40 9:30 10:30 11:00 12:00 12:30 1:00 2:00 3:00 3:30 4:05 4:35 5:30 6:00 6:30 7:30 8:30 10:45 11:15

International News Filipino News French News Greek News German News Spanish News Arabic News Turkish News PBS NewsHour In The Frame The Point - Year in Review Floyd’s Fjord Fiesta Thai Street Food With David Thompson Jonathan Phang’s Gourmet Express Letters and Numbers Food Safari SBS World News Great British Railway Journeys No Country for Old Men SBS World News Blue is the Warmest Colour

SBS2

6:10 Hong Kong News 6:30 Chinese News 7:00 Russian News 7:30 Polish News 8:00 Bosnian News 8:30 Macedonian News 9:00 Croatian News 9:30 Serbian News 10:00 Dutch News 10:30 Armenian News 11:00 NHK Japanese News 11:35 Hindi News 12:00 Le Cafe Du Pont 1:40 Noisey 2:30 VICE World of Sports 3:00 VICE News Tonight 3:30 The Feed 4:00 Space Dandy 4:30 MythBusters 5:30 If You Are the One 6:30 VICE 7:00 VICE News Tonight 7:30 A-League Rnd 20: Adel Utd v Newc Jets 10:15 Big Night Out 11:10 Merantau

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ABC

5:00 6:00 9:00 10:00 10:30

National Press Club ABC News Breakfast ABC News Mornings One Plus One Hatch, Match and Dispatch 11:00 #Shelfie with Dan Hong 11:14 Pointless 12:00 ABC News at Noon 1:00 Women’s Australian Open 2016 6:00 Pointless 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:01 QI 8:33 Vera 10:03 The Weekly With Charlie Pickering 10:33 Lateline 11:03 The Business 11:20 Planet America 11:50 rage

ABC2

6:00 Children’s Programs 4:20 Q Pootle 5 4:31 Wiggle Town 4:35 Olivia 4:50 hoopla doopla! 5:07 Sarah and Duck 5:15 Hey Duggee 5:26 Kazoops 5:33 Hoot Hoot Go! 5:41 Peppa Pig 5:48 Dinosaur Train 6:03 Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom 6:15 The Hive 6:25 Octonauts 6:37 Peter Rabbit 6:50 Shaun the Sheep 7:02 Spicks and Specks 7:32 Dirty Jobs 8:20 Second Chance 8:30 Catfish: The TV Show 9:12 Sex: My British Job 10:16 Louie 10:38 Penn and Teller: Fool Us 11:20 Special Forces: Ultimate Hell Week

Issue 147- 10 February 2017 PRIME 7

5:30 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:30 Seven Morning News 12:00 Pregnancy Pact 2:00 The Daily Edition 3:00 The Chase 4:00 Seven News at 4 5:00 The Chase Australia 6:00 Prime7 News 7:00 Home and Away 7:30 The Chase Australia 8:30 Mighty Trains 9:30 Big Kitchens 10:00 Surveillance Oz 10:30 Surveillance Oz: Dashcam 11:00 Grimm 12:00 The Amazing Race

TEN

4:30 6:00 6:30 7:00 8:00 8:30 11:00 12:00 2:00 2:30 3:00 3:30 4:00 4:30 5:00 6:00 6:30 7:30 9:00 10:00 11:00 12:00

ABC3

6:00 Children’s Programs 3:35 The Penguins of Madagascar 4:00 Odd Squad 4:12 Little Lunch 4:28 The Dengineers 4:56 BtN Newsbreak 5:01 Roy 5:32 Numb Chucks 5:43 Kobushi 5:51 Winston Steinburger & Dudley Ding Dong 6:03 Fangbone! 6:16 Dragons: Riders of Berk 6:38 The Next Step 7:01 Operation Ouch! 7:30 Bear Grylls’ Survival School 7:59 BtN Newsbreak 8:06 Degrassi: The Next Generation 8:27 Heartland 9:13 Girl vs. Boy 9:36 rage: Guest Programmer

PRIME 7

5:30 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:30 Seven Morning News 12:00 Witch Hunt 2:00 The Daily Edition 3:00 The Chase 4:00 Seven News at 4 5:00 The Chase Australia 6:00 Prime7 News 7:00 Better Homes & Gardens 8:30 The Blind Side

ONE

5:05 The Doctors 6:00 Home Shopping 8:00 Operation Repo 8:30 Reel Action 9:00 IFISH 10:00 M*A*S*H 11:00 Hogan’s Heroes 12:00 WIN’s All Australian News 1:00 Matlock 2:00 Nash Bridges 3:00 Jake and the Fatman 4:00 Diagnosis Murder 5:00 Star Trek: The Next Generation 6:00 Family Feud 6:30 M*A*S*H 7:30 Moments of Impact 8:30 Megacities 9:30 Cops: Adults Only 10:30 Undercover Boss 11:30 Epic Meal Empire 12:00 Home Shopping

TEN

4:30 6:00 6:30 7:00 8:00 8:30 11:00 12:00 1:00 2:00 2:30 3:00 3:30 4:00 4:30 5:00 6:00 6:30 7:30 8:30 11:30

ABC3

6:00 Children’s Programs 3:35 The Penguins of Madagascar 4:00 Odd Squad 4:12 Little Lunch 4:28 The Dengineers 4:56 BtN Newsbreak 5:02 Hank Zipzer 5:30 Numb Chucks 5:43 Kobushi 5:51 Winston Steinburger & Dudley Ding Dong 6:03 Fangbone! 6:16 Dragons: Riders of Berk 6:38 The Next Step 7:01 Operation Ouch! 7:30 Bear Grylls’ Survival School 7:58 BtN Newsbreak 8:06 Degrassi: The Next Generation 8:27 Heartland 9:13 Girl vs. Boy 9:36 Lanfeust Quest 10:00 Kamisama Kiss 10:23 K-On!

CBS This Morning Family Feud Everyday Gourmet WIN’s All Australian News Entertainment Tonight Studio 10 The Talk Dr. Phil Entertainment Tonight Alive and Cooking Judge Judy The Home Team Good Chef Bad Chef The Bold & the Beautiful TEN Eyewitness News First at Five WIN News The Project I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here! Gogglebox Australia Law & Order: SVU Blue Bloods WIN’s All Australian News

CBS This Morning Family Feud Everyday Gourmet WIN’s All Australian News Entertainment Tonight Studio 10 The Talk Dr. Phil The Living Room Entertainment Tonight Alive and Cooking Judge Judy The Home Team Good Chef Bad Chef The Bold & the Beautiful TEN Eyewitness News First at Five WIN News The Project The Living Room The Graham Norton Show WIN’s All Australian News

ONE

5:05 The Doctors 6:00 Home Shopping 8:00 Operation Repo 8:30 Reel Action 9:00 IFISH 10:00 M*A*S*H 11:00 Hogan’s Heroes 12:00 WIN’s All Australian News 1:00 Matlock 2:00 Nash Bridges 3:00 Jake and the Fatman 4:00 Diagnosis Murder 5:00 Star Trek: The Next Generation 6:00 Family Feud 6:30 M*A*S*H 7:30 MacGyver 8:30 Walker, Texas Ranger 10:30 Highlander 11:30 Ripper Street

NINE

5:30 Today 9:00 Today Extra 11:30 Nine Morning News 12:00 Ellen 1:00 Who Do You Think You Are? 2:00 House Husbands 3:00 Nine News Now 4:00 Nine Afternoon News 5:00 Millionaire Hot Seat 6:00 Nine News 7:00 A Current Affair 7:30 RBT 8:30 The Big Bang Theory 9:30 John Wick 11:30 The Mysteries of Laura

ELEVEN

6:05 Beyblade: Shogun Steel 6:30 SheZow 7:35 Pokemon 8:00 Scope 8:35 Bob the Builder 9:00 Super Wings 9:30 Crocamole 10:00 Dr. Quinn 11:00 JAG 12:00 Judging Amy 1:00 WIN’s All Australian News 2:00 Becker 3:00 Everybody Loves Raymond 4:05 The King of Queens 5:00 Frasier 6:00 Family Feud 6:30 Neighbours 7:05 The Simpsons 7:30 How I Met Your Mother 8:00 Rules of Engagement 8:30 Bondi Ink Tattoo Crew 9:30 Dating Naked 10:30 Crazy Ex-Girlfriend 11:30 The Late Late Show

NINE

5:30 Today 9:00 Today Extra 11:30 Nine Morning News 12:00 Ellen 1:00 Who Do You Think You Are? 2:00 Women’s Twenty/20 5:00 Millionaire Hot Seat 6:00 Nine News 7:00 A Current Affair 7:30 Twenty/20 - Australia v Sri Lanka 11:00 Lethal Weapon 12:00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

7TWO

5:30 Home Shopping 7:00 It’s Academic 7:30 Hairy Legs 8:00 Jay’s Jungle 8:30 Harry’s Practice 9:00 Home and Away 9:30 NBC Today 12:00 The Dr. Oz Show 1:00 I Shouldn’t Be Alive 2:00 Jonathan Creek 3:00 Auction Squad 4:00 Deal Or No Deal 5:00 Medical Emergency 5:30 60 Minute Makeover 6:30 Bargain Hunt 7:30 The Vicar of Dibley 8:00 Vicious 8:30 Murdoch Mysteries 10:30 Saved 11:30 Bargain Hunt

GEM

5:00 Danger Man 6:00 Friends 6:30 Skippy 7:00 Creflo Dollar Ministries 7:30 TV Shop - Home Shopping 8:00 Hot in Cleveland 8:30 Helicopter Heroes Down Under 9:00 TV Shop - Home Shopping 10:30 Friends 11:30 As Time Goes By 12:10 Sea Devils 2:05 Countryfile 3:20 Heartbeat 4:30 Ellen 5:30 Hot in Cleveland 6:30 Friends 7:00 As Time Goes By 7:40 RPA 8:40 Amazing Medical Stories 9:40 Embarrassing Bodies 11:40 Little Britain

7TWO

5:30 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 12:00 2:00 3:00 4:00 5:00 5:30 6:30 7:30 8:30 9:30 10:30 11:00 11:30

ELEVEN

5:30 Joyce Meyer, Enjoy Everyday Life 6:05 Beyblade: Shogun Steel 6:30 SheZow 7:35 Pokemon 8:00 Baby Animals In Our World 8:35 Bob the Builder 9:00 Super Wings 9:30 Crocamole 10:00 Dr. Quinn 11:00 JAG 12:00 Judging Amy 1:00 WIN’s All Australian News 2:00 Becker 3:00 Everybody Loves Raymond 4:05 The King of Queens 5:00 Frasier 6:00 Family Feud 6:30 Neighbours 7:05 The Simpsons 7:30 How I Met Your Mother 8:00 Rules of Engagement 8:30 Morning Glory 11:40 The Late Late Show

Home Shopping It’s Academic The Deep Jay’s Jungle Harry’s Practice Home and Away NBC Today The Dr. Oz Show The Real Seachange Auction Squad Deal Or No Deal The Real Seachange 60 Minute Makeover Bargain Hunt Wild Planet: North America Escape to the Country Property Ladder Revisited Building Dream Homes Before and After Bargain Hunt

GEM

5:00 Gideon’s Way 6:00 Friends 6:30 This is Your Day! 7:00 Creflo Dollar Ministries 7:30 TV Shop - Home Shopping 8:00 Hot in Cleveland 8:30 Helicopter Heroes Down Under 9:00 TV Shop - Home Shopping 10:30 Friends 11:30 As Time Goes By 12:10 Went the Day Well? 2:05 Countryfile 3:20 Heartbeat 4:30 Ellen 5:30 Hot in Cleveland 6:30 Friends 7:00 As Time Goes By 7:40 Monarch of the Glen 8:50 Patriot Games 11:15 Dalziel and Pascoe

7MATE

5:30 6:00 7:00 8:00 9:00 10:00

Dream Car Garage Home Shopping Big Angry Fish American Pickers A Football Life Shannon’s Legends of Motorsport 11:00 Wipeout 12:00 Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D 1:00 The Blacklist 2:00 T.J. Hooker 3:00 What Went Down 3:30 Pawn Stars 4:00 Chow Masters 4:30 Man Finds Food 5:00 MythBusters 6:00 American Pickers 7:00 Pawn Stars 7:30 The Big Bang Theory 9:30 Family Guy 10:30 American Dad! 11:30 Hardcore Pawn 12:00 What Went Down

SBS FOOD

11:55 12:00 1:00 2:00 3:00 3:30 4:00 4:30 5:00 5:30 6:00 6:30 7:30 8:05 8:30 9:30 10:30 11:30

Small Business Secrets Beat Bobby Flay The Kitchen Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations Chuck’s Eat the Street Barefoot Contessa: Back to Basics Giada at Home Cooking For Love Pati’s Mexican Table Secret Meat Business Surfing the Menu Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations Shane Delia’s Spice Journey Turkey Destination Flavour Singapore Destination Flavour Down Under Mystery Diners Beat Bobby Flay Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations

7MATE

5:30 7:00 8:00 9:00 10:00

Home Shopping Big Angry Fish Dream Car Garage A Football Life Shannon’s Legends of Motorsport 11:00 Wipeout 12:00 Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D 1:00 The Blacklist 2:00 T.J. Hooker 3:00 What Went Down 3:30 Pawn Stars 4:00 Chow Masters 4:45 Man Finds Food 5:15 Casper 7:15 Spider-Man 9:45 White House Down 12:00 What Went Down

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Small town artists can paint a grim picture The typical artist is dedicated, talented, yet mostly unappreciated. There is no middle ground, no stability, no security. There are those who make it, and those who don’t. By the Magpie Whisperer Artists living in cities have many advantages over artists residing in country towns and rural villages. Art galleries are commonplace in urban areas, so there are far more opportunities for artists: residencies, arts associations, art grants, art clubs, artist events and studio spaces. And more artists means more chances of meeting other artists, gallery owners and curators. But the biggest benefit for a city artist is access to a larger group of art buyers. But if you're an artist living in a small town and a lack of money prevents you from regularly accessing the nearest galleries, which are many kilometres away, what do you do? Some artists in the Lithgow region are in that situation. There are no significant galleries in the area and while the local art community is unquestionably enthusiastic, it's relatively small. Many people around the region like seeing the work of local artists, but generally they don't want to buy, or cannot afford to. And even when artists lower their prices below what they are comfortable with, their work still might not sell. Occasionally though, a local artist will receive an art commission and maybe sell a few originals. But it's an infrequent windfall. It sounds depressing, but local artists keep working despite the hardship. They continue creating art because they feel they have to. For most, it makes them feel complete and when they're working it makes them feel powerful, which gives them confidence. They just love to paint and aren't willing to give it up. Painting is like

an addiction for them - but a good one. Yet they desire something more. They want more people enjoying their art, whether they want to buy it, or just view it. That's why the annual Portland Art Exhibition is particularly important for local artists. The 41st Portland Art Exhibition will be held in the historic Crystal Theatre, 3rd - 5th March, 2017. For the past four years there's been a theme section to the annual Portland Art Prize competition. And this year artists are invited to include representations of 'Bottles' in their submissions. Since its inception in 1976, the continued success of the Portland Art Exhibition has seen it grow in size and importance - not just within the region, but across NSW and even nationally. All works exhibited will be for sale and the money raised from art sales is distributed back into the local community. Those attending the 2017 Portland Art Exhibition are in for a visual feast, and will be providing a much-needed boost to the self-esteem (and coffers) of striving local artists.

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Funding open for local Aboriginal Arts Projects Hydro to host majestic grazing event Local Aboriginal artists and arts organisations are invited to apply for NSW Government funding to support local projects. Member for Bathurst Paul Toole said the NSW Aboriginal Regional Arts Fund is for projects in remote and regional NSW that encourage Aboriginal people to explore and express their cultural identities. “I encourage all Aboriginal artists and arts organisations to apply for this funding which will allow them to share their stories and skills with their communities,” Mr Toole said. “This is well targeted support to build the skills, capacity and professional development of Aboriginal artists and arts organisations as well as create a diversity of stories and contemporary artworks which speak to local communities.” The NSW Aboriginal Regional Arts Fund offers up to $5,000 for individual professional artists and up to $20,000 for organisations. Minister for the Arts Troy Grant said the NSW Government is proud to support a vibrant, distinctive and contemporary Aboriginal arts and culture across NSW. “Last year the fund supported 15 projects including painting, carving and fibre workshops in Western Riverina and Wollongbar, a collaboration with the Slim Dusty Museum, music, performances and artwork in Bathurst, Deniliquin and Walgett and documenting community stories in Wilcannia,” Mr Grant said. The Fund supports projects that: • enable Aboriginal communities in regional NSW to

explore and express their cultural identities; • engage and promote regional Aboriginal artists, arts and culture in NSW; • encourage people to engage with Aboriginal arts and cultures; • build the capacity and sustainability of Aboriginal arts organisations in regional NSW; • increase skills development opportunities for Aboriginal artists in regional NSW. Applications close on 27 February 2017. For more information: www.arts.nsw.gov.au Pictured: With Arts Out West Tracy Callahan and local elder Kalmadyne Goombridge who received funding last year for this year’s ‘Jimmy Little Gathering’ music event.

Gateball coming to Lithgow

Lithgow Croquet Club is holding a gateball competition on the weekend of 11th and 12th February.

Gateball is a mallet sport related to croquet but is a game between two teams of 5 players (although we will also be playing doubles and triples at the competition). It is a timed game, lasting only 30 minutes – we like to call it the T20 of croquet. Players have only 10 seconds to make their shot when their turn comes. The game is very popular in Asia and is starting to spread in popularity in Australia. Lithgow will have two teams in the competition and there will be visiting teams from Sydney, Young, Newcastle and Jamberoo, together with several players from the ACT and the Gold Coast. The games will begin at 9.00 am on both days and anyone interested is invited to come and watch the play. The club is situated on the corner of James and Young Streets, between the tennis courts and the hockey fields. The Mayor Mr Lesslie will perform the opening ceremony at 11.15 am on the first day.

Day out at the Small Arms Factory

The original Blue Mountains party palace will host a regional food and wine showcase on a majestic scale at the annual Roaring 20s Festival long lunch on Saturday, February 25. The mouth-watering feast of shared plates will begin with antipasto by Kinship Kitchen, followed by a chicken and rabbit rillettes with toasted brioche main dish designed by Hydro Majestic head chef Mate Herceg with caper dressing and Parklands Country Gardens & Lodges herb-crusted beef fillet, horseradish crème fraiche and sides of twice-cooked potato and pumpkin, EVOO and carrot, kale and celeriac salad, white balsamic dressing. The Majestic Long Lunch will be completed with exceptional regional cheeses from the Carrington Cellars & Deli and a wickedly indulgent dessert by Josophan’s Fine Chocolates. The upmarket repast will be held after the attempt for the largest number of costumed people dancing the Charleston hopefully reclaims its Guinness World Record with 1,000 dancers in front of the Hydro Majestic Pavilion at 11am. (Go to hydromajestic.com. au to register and charlestonchallenge.com.au to see a dance tutorial.) Once the excitement of the Blue Mountains Charleston Challenge has quietened and retro revivalists promenade to glamorous effect, diners will graze on decadent regional fair. They will also glimpse exquisite fashion from yesteryear from the Darnell Collection of International Vintage Couture. Diners are encouraged to dust off their most sophisticated `20s-inspired costumes befitting the elegant venue (eg: feather boas, spats, fedora hats) to be eligible to enter the prizes galore up for grabs on the day (best dressed lady, man, couples and hats). Plate Up Blue Mountains food and wine advisory group chairwoman Pam Seaborn said: ``The Blue Mountains is fast becoming recognised as a must-visit food destination, with so many fabulous dining venues and chefs doing amazing things with the outstanding fresh, seasonal produce to be found throughout the Greater Blue Mountains and NSW Central West. “The annual Roaring 20s Festival is a perfect opportunity to show them off – and dress up, dance and enjoy an afternoon with friends at this gorgeous venue too of course.” The Majestic Long Lunch will be held at the Hydro Majestic Hotel, Great Western Hwy, Medlow Bath, from 12.30pm to 4pm on Saturday, February 25. Cost: $95pp includes spiced Peach Melba sparkling cocktail on arrival. Bookings and details: hydromajestic.com.au or phone (02) 4782 6885.

Carewest Lithgow and Oberon Community Transport Clients had their first 2017 Social outing to Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum and then onto lunch at the Grand Central Hotel, Main Street, Lithgow On arrival to the SAF Museum we received a warm welcome from the team at the Museum who provided us with comfortable seating for morning tea. After morning tea one of their members gave an informative talk about the museum and history of Lithgow before the clients went around at their leisure, including shopping at the Museum Shop. Apart from the magnificent array of military weapons and firearms, of special interest was the outstanding commercial display- truly a testimony to the skill and talent of the employees of the Lithgow SAF. Also, the Hayes Handgun Gallery was fascinating, featuring a display of rare and exotic pistols and a collection of gold-plated, and hand-engraved presentation firearms. Any feigned disinterest in firearms was soon dispelled and animated conversation prevailed throughout the tour of the museum. Afterwards we adjourned to Lithgow Grand Central where we all (total 30 clients, drivers, carers) had a very enjoyable and filling lunch – a credit to the catering staff.

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FIVE HUNDRED A film on the story of Biodynamics in and around Sydney Biodynamic Agriculture is a revolutionary form of chemical free farming that focusses on the health of the soil and its microbial activity which in turn benefits the environment and all parts of the farm or garden eco-system. Based on the work of Austrian philosopher Rudolf Steiner, it originated well before the era of modern organic and commercial agriculture, and has proven itself the world over with its remarkable results. Diane Watkin, a Biodynamic Consultant, followed the story of Biodynamics in and around Sydney, interviewing a vast array of growers, farmers, restaurateurs, market stall holders, wine producers, school teachers, shop owners, butchers, bakers and health professionals. FIVE HUNDRED the film portrays a lively and substantial industry based on Biodynamic farming. Interviewees in the film claim it holds real solutions to repairing the environment the world over. The film also cites scientific studies that show extraordinary results on farms, gardens and smallholdings that employ this method. “If we can choose the biodynamic methods it really creates amazing value to the food we eat, and it’s great when you’re cooking something, when you’re serving something, you know you feel good about it, you know that the food has been treated correctly, it’s been really cared for, that the earth’s been cared for." (Georgio Pompeii, Pompeii’s Restaurant, Bondi Sydney from the film FIVE HUNDRED). Three special screenings are being presented by Solferino Cinemas at the Old Katoomba Library on the weekend of the 25th and 26th February 2017, with filmmaker and Biodynamic Consultant Diane Watkin presenting a Q&A. Refreshments from Biodynamic Produce will be served at the screenings. Curator of Solferino Cinemas Aanya Mary "This is one of the few films on this subject made in Australia. It was partly filmed in Katoomba and was edited here so it could be of particular interest to Mountain residents passionate about their plants. This event may well reveal wonderful secrets to assist with incredible growth and life in your garden!!"

Details: Saturday 25th Feb 2017 (two screenings) - 4.00pm and 7.30pm, Sunday 26th Feb 2017 - 3.00pm at the Old Katoomba Library: 81-83 Katoomba St, Katoomba NSW 2780. $20 (includes refreshments from Biodynamic Produce along with Tea and Coffee). Reservations and Inquiries: 0466 391 146 info@solferinocinemas.com www.solferinocinemas.com

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Issue 147 - 10 February 2017 SATURDAY FEBRUARY 18 IS MOVIE NIGHT AT PORTLANDS CRYSTAL THEATRE The next film to be shown by the Portland Film Society Inc at Portlands Crystal Theatre will be Romulus My Father on Saturday February 18.

intermission before the feature starts at around 7.45pm. If you would like to join the Portland Film Society Inc and enjoy monthly movies at the Crystal Theatre please email portlandfilmsocietyinc@gmail.com for a membership form.

Romulus My Father is an Australian film from 2007 and stars Eric Bana, Kodi Smit-McPhee and Franka Potente and is about a Romanian immigrant to Australia after World War II and his struggle to bring up his son Raimond. It is a story of impossible love that ultimately celebrates the unbreakable bond between father and son. The film won 4 AFI awards in 2007 including Best Film, Best Lead Actor and Best Lead Actress as well as the Young Actors Award for Kodi Smit-McPhee.

The Lithgow Valley Film Society The Lithgow Valley Film Society are presenting a CLASSIC MUSICAL MOVIE FESTIVAL over the next 2 weeks, starting with the 50TH ANNIVERSAY RESTORATION OF ‘’ MY FAIR LADY’’ 1964—G- Starring Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison. The film is adapted from George Bernards Shaw’s Play ‘’PYMALION’’ with Professor Henry Higgins transforming a poor girl into a regal lady. The film won eight Oscars including Best Picture, Actor, Director, Cinematography, Costumes, Score, Adaption and Art Direction.

Then on Tuesday- Valentine’s Day the Festival will continue with the 1945 Classic ‘’ANCHOR’S AWEIGH’’ Rated-G- Starring Frank Sinatra, Kathryn Grayson and Gene Kelly.

SCREENS. FRIDAY 10TH February – 10.30 –am SUNDAY 12TH – 2.30 –pm

SCREENS. TUESDAY 14TH February- 2.30- pm

This film won an Academy Award for best scoring for a musical picture. Gene Kelly does a dance sequence with Tom and Jerry of Cartoon fame and the film remains a milestone of movie fantasy. Sinatra sings ‘’I Fall In Love To Easily.’’ One of the great MGM musicals of the 1940’s.

The program starts at 7pm with a short newsreel or film then a 15 minute

Beehive dates for Term 1 2017

Calling all former Girl Guides and Leaders in Portland!

Registration Day Tuesday 31 January 2017 Beehive Day Classes start Tuesday 7 Feb - 28 March 2017 Evening classes Wednesday 8 Feb – 8 March from 6.00 pm

After a 25 year hiatus, we're reopening Portland District, and we need YOUR help! If you can assist with anything, from advice on the Units' history, to helping on the Support Group, we'd love to hear from you Enquiries from families wanting to join also welcome. Please contact Bess Cook on 0415 933 210, ASAP.

At the Parish Centre 43 Bridge St, Lithgow | Phone: 63513134 Portland Development Association The Trustee's of the Meadow Flat Recreation Ground are holding another Country Music Night, on February 11th. Gate opens at 6pm, and tickets cost $10 single, $25 family (kids under 16) We have playing this year; Peter Horan, Betty, Cliff, Dave & Jordan Berry, Errol Tasker, Monica Perry.

AGM on 21st February 2017 at 7.00pm Upstairs Portland RSL All positions vacant. "Come and support your community"

Bring a picnic, or buy at the BBQ, a chair and/or picnic rug and BYO drinks. Further details; B&M Gunning 6359527

Lithgow Hoskins Memorial Uniting Church Fete Committee. We are holding our annual fete on Saturday the 25th February 2017. 9am till 1pm.

Hospital Auxillary

There will be Cake, Jams, plants, white elephant and books stalls. Entertainment, BBQ , and refreshments. Come along, join in the fun of the day. See you there

Hospital Auxiliary Members are advised, the first meeting for 2017, will be held on Monday 13th February At 10.00am in the meeting room at the Lithgow Hospital. All other monthly meetings will be held the 2nd Monday of each month. New volunteer are needed to fill vacancies on the Coffee Shop roster. For more information phone President Jean 63557220.

LITHGOW CHOIR Seeking more members especially bass and tenor. Join us Wednesday 7.30-9.00 pm at LINC via Padley Street for a night of fun with Musical Director Rowen Fox (of Phoenix Choir fame). $10 or $8 conc.

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Issue 147- 10 February 2017

Contirbuted by Jane Canfield Sir Francis Bacon, Philosopher and Scientist was one of the first to state that “knowledge is power.” In Australia we have many unusual and unique animals that help to make our country special. Tourists come to see them, and this creates a multi billion dollar tourism industry, employing thousands of Australians. And as Australians we also marvel at a glimpse of a rare animal or plant. We live in a truly special country. One of our most misunderstood and amazing animals is the Flying Fox. We understand only part of their crucial role in our eco system but what we do know is fascinating. As the heat of summer is upon us, spare a thought for this special animal. Because of climate change, destruction of native bushland and land clearing, the Flying Fox is in danger of disappearing from our skies. It is protected and is listed as endangered. This year has seen unprecedented food shortages and this is contributing to Flying Foxes heading further West.

Some Flying Fox Facts: • They travel up to 40kms each night and are crucial to pollinating our native forests and are one of the few pollinators of our night time native flowering eucalypts. • They are classed as a ‘key species' which means that if we lose them, there will be a huge loss of other flora and fauna. • Flying Foxes eat mainly the nectar and pollens from our native flowering trees so your fruit trees are a last resort and most loss of fruit will be during the daytime and will be due to birds. • Any ’smell’ associated with larger populations of Flying Foxes is not ‘dirty’ but just their hormones,

it’s how they identify each other! • As they only eat pollens, nectar and fruits, their faeces and urine is virtually smell free and the animals are extremely clean. • Scientists believe they have the intelligence equal to a 4 year old child. • They are crucial to our environment. • A virus has been associated with bats in general but this is extremely rare and does not affect humans unless you interact directly with bats. • They are a shy, gentle creature who prefer to stay away from humans.

We understand only part of their crucial role in our eco system but what we do know is fascinating.

Mysterious creatures.

Want to know what you can do to help protect our native animals? • Become informed about any animals you don’t understand. • If you see a flying Fox or Flying Fox ‘camp’, stay away and please leave them in peace. • Plant native flowering trees such as Eucalypts, Lilli Pillis and Grevillias. • If you are concerned about loss of fruit on trees, protect from birds and net your fruit trees with wildlife friendly netting (easy to do!) Just ensure you get the netting that is white and has very small holes (so that your finger cannot go through it) and pin or stretch the netting so animals ‘bounce off it’ rather than get entangled. We are caretakers of this planet and it is up to us to help protect our native flora and fauna. And remember, if you see an injured Flying Fox, don’t attempt to pick it up, ring wildlife groups such as WIRES who have specially trained carers to help. Locally, WIRES can be reached at Blue Mountains: 4754 2946 or Central West: 1300 094 737.

Pictured: Flying Fox pup ’Sebastian’. Photo: Susan Daley.

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Issue 147 - 10 February 2017

Mountain Bikes at Rydal

COMMUNITY

It was the battle of the Glens in a different format of Mountain bike racing at Rydal on Tuesday night. By Craig Flynn

CTMBC has declared the first Tuesday of the month “fun night� with different activities to mix up the racing and keep it fun. First off was a sprint race around a super short trail that took in the technical bumps of the Jeep Jamboree test track in between easier single trail and fire road sections. Glen Partridge used his Time Trialling expertise and form along the fire trails to get the win over Glen Porter with Tony Shaw close behind. Riders then formed into teams based on the order in which the finished, odds on Team Partridge and evens of Team Porter. Twin courses were set down the hill weaving between wicthshats with teams competing in a dual slalom style race. First riders carved their way down and then back up through the cones and as soon as they crossed the finish line their next team mate took off. This provided much laughter and cheers as everyone got to barrack and good naturedly jeer for each rider in turn. Team Porter took the win but there was no time to gloat as it was then onto the sprint relay. Riders went head to head sprinting 1 lap around the oval.

Dr Derek N. Allan BDS Hons (Syd), DCD Orth (Melb), MOrth RCS (Edin), Specialist Orthodontist

Beautiful smiles. Excellent treatment. Specialist care. The kids lead away their teams and there was no quarter given with sibling and friends duking it out in an 800m all out sprint. After some collusion between team captains the last 4 riders of each team took off together team pursuit style. With the lead rider dropping out each lap to leave the captains to duke it out on the last with teams cheering them on. Riders enjoyed the night so much they opted to repeat the race first the short track only this time in reverse. All in all a good night on the bikes. Pictured: Luke Abbott showing his cornering style

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The 11th Nick Way Memorial Touch Football knockout took place on the 4th and 5th of February with a huge crowd turning out despite the heat. The event is the largest event of the year of the Portland Touch Football Association and once again teams came from far and wide for the competition.

CULLEN BULLEN SPEEDWAY The 2016-17 speedway season continues on Saturday 25th February with the RSA Open NSW Four Cylinder Sedan title at the Orange Car Carriers Cullen Bullen Raceway.

HAPPY ANIMAL SERVICES Treat your pet with our grooming service this month. Call today and ask about our flexible rates and referral discount program. We offer in-home pet services including feeding animals, collecting the mail and watering plants while you are away for whatever reason. Short Term Dog Minding and grooming services

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Issue 147- 10 February 2017

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