New batch of winners

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SURPRISE: Alice Lauder rides to a surprise win at the Access criteriums. Lauder skipped away from the field half way through their race.Tristan Ward, Nathan Crump, Chris Harrison and Alice Lauder provided a new batch of winners at the Nowra Velo Club’s Access series of criteriums on Sunday.
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While Lauder picked up a grade win in February, all others were first time winners at Nowra Velo events in 2016.

As Alice Lauder led the way with points for the Hanlon Windows team,this gave them their first team win for the year with Scott Thompson, Aaron Coghlan, Aaron Lauder, Graham Johns, Frank Neri and Jo Chalain adding the tally.

The Bomaderry Vet Hospital/Coffeeliscious placed second and still hold a comfortable overall lead, as Hanlons sneak ahead of Optus, The Watts Factory and BaiMed Physio.

Tristan Ward’s win came at the end of a fast aggressive A grade race that saw the field splintered in the final 10 minutes.The field gradually reduced over the course of the event until only Thompson could go with a powerful surge by Ward.

The closest chasers into the final three laps was Coghlan and Jade Colligan (BVJ/Coffeeliscious), with Steve Crossman (Optus), Mark Astley and Godfrey Green (BaiMed) almost a lap behind.

Ward led into the final straight and held Thompson at a length over the line.

Coghlan and Colligan provided a close tussle to the line where Coghlan had the judges eye for third.

Nathan Crump (The Watts Factory), Paul Mackie (Optus) and Gavin Nethery (The Watts Factory) hit the line abreast for the closest sprint finish of the year in the B grade race where the decision went the way as noted.

Ian Kielly (BVH/Coffeeliscious) was the most active rider in C grade but his team mate, Chris Harrison took the win by a clear two lengths ahead of him in this event.

Graham Johns (Hanlons) finished third in a close tussle with Darren Pretious (BVH/Coffeeliscious). Alice Lauder took the D graders by surprise when she skipped away from the field half way through their race. Alice was out to 100 metres before a reaction came, with Brad Oaten chasing and getting close to closing the gap before easing up and returning to the bunch. Chalain put in a big effort over the last 800 metre lap to secure second, with Oaten taking third.The next race is theJack Hartnett Memorial handicap.

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Plane sailing for air show

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Paul Bennet Air ShowsORGANISERSof the Kempsey Air Showare pleased to announce there will be an exciting liveperformance by the talented artist Josh Needs on Sunday,October 2, at theconclusion of the flying program.
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Josh is a singer, songwriter and virtuoso guitaristwith a musical brilliance far beyond his years. Josh has shared stages with the likesof Diesel, Russell Morris, Jon Stevens, Tommy andPhil Emmanuel andmore.

North Coast Community Events Inc will stage the two-day fundraisingair show atKempsey Airport on the October long weekend to raise funds for non-profit/charitable entities in the Macleay Valley.

The air show will involve flying demonstrations of historic and modern aircraft aswell as a range of static displays including a Cariboufrom HARS and otherprivately owned aircraft.

Members of the public will be able to get up close to someof the exhibited aircraft. Then at 11.30am the flying program will startwith up to three hours of jaw droppingaerobatics by Paul BennetAir Shows, the Russian Roolettes and more. This will takeplace on both days.

A family atmosphere will be generated at and around the airport precinct with theparticipation offood and drink concessions, allied displays and activities as well asentertainment for children including a paper aeroplane competition etc.

Visitors are likely to be attracted to Wings over Macleayfromthe Sydney, Newcastle and New England areas as well as from nearby centres suchas Taree, Port Macquarie and Coffs Harbour. The air show will be promoted in all of those areas.

Volunteers who wish to participate in this exciting adrenalin rush event andinterested stall holders are encouraged to visit the website for details.

Early bird tickets are available from the website (梧桐夜网wingsovermacleay南京夜网419论坛) or they can be picked up in person fromMacleay Options Inc,15 Smith St,Kempsey, SOS Phone Repairs, shop 6Peachtree Walk,Horton St,Port Macquarie and from Wauchope Sports andTrophies,23 High St,Wauchope.

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An expensive exercise in using other people’s cash

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CRACKED TRACK: Jason Slattery has started a petition to get Eglinton Road fixed. Photo: NADINE MORTON 072216nmegoroad1FORMER British prime minister Margaret Thatcher once said that “socialism was great fun until you ran out of someone else’s money” or words to that effect.
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I guess Bathurst Regional Council channelled those thoughts from the “Iron Lady” when it made the decision to purchase a property in McKell Street, West Bathurst in what mayorGary “Good News” Rush indicated was “the most expedient way to remedy the whole situation”.

In essence, council used over $450,000of ratepayers’ money to buy a house where it had previously approved a pool and privacy screens that an adjoining owner subsequentlyobjected to due to the lack of notification of the original development applications.

It resulted inJustice Rachel Pepper, in the Land andEnvironment Court, stating the decision was “irrational, perverse and bizarre”.Ouch.

So, doing a bit of rough maths, council wasted more than $200,000on legal fees fighting two separate subjective planning staffdecisions, which resulted in the embarrassing verbal flogging by Justice Pepper.

Now council has spent almost $500,000,including stamp duty and legals, to purchase the house that caused the drama with the intention, I assume, to pull down thepool.

So you can add another $100,000to the ratepayers’ expense for demolition as council can do nothing cheaply.Then council will have toresell the house without a pool for substantially less than the purchase price.

So all up, this debacle has cost ratepayers anywhere between $400,000and$500,000.

Oh well, look on the bright side, dear ratepayers:council hasmade some changes to the DA process as a result of this case “to reduce subjective judgements by planning staff”.

I ask again: where is the accountability within local government to ratepayers?

Finding middle groundTHE National Broadband Network (NBN) is on its way to Bathurst, with some residents receiving letters indicating that a node will be constructed at the front of their property.

Well, this is great news for the majority of Bathurstians, but it appears the NBN issomewhat inflexible in regards to the location of the node, as one Windradyne resident has discovered after being notified a node will be constructed essentially in the middle of her block -yes, dead centre.

It will be interesting to see where nodes will be located throughout the conservation area. I, too, want the NBN, but not an ugly onemetre-wide green box at my front door.

Overdue concernIT was great to see an Eglinton resident protesting about thesubstandard condition of themain arterial Eglinton Road.

This may become a regular occurrence in an attempt to focus council’s engineering department on a particular street.

Ratepayers in Toronto Street should be next to step in line.

Thumbs upTHE Macquarie River getting a good flush-out, resulting in Burrendong Dam filling to more than50 per cent.

Thumbs downCOUNCIL spending hundreds of thousands of dollars of taxpayers’ money to clean up a mess created by it.This money could have been used to sponsor the Rotary Young Drivers program for the next 20 years.

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Moree Physie Club is fabulous fighting fit

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The Burleigh Heads Physical Culture Club workshop held at the Moree PCYC on July 2 and 4. THREE times a week women and girls from throughout the region come together for Physie, an all-in-one dance class.
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Trainers from Burleigh Heads on the Gold Coast made the journey to Moree to workshop with the girls aged 13 to opens on July 2, and for those aged four to 12 years on July 4.

“Lauren and Elise came from their prestigious club to help the girls with their technique,” head teacher Sam Cosgrove said.

“The girls covered a lot of stretching to help increase their flexibility, marching techniques and position to improve their routines.”

The first competition for the Moree Physical Culture Club willbe at the Speers Point Interclub in Newcastle August 7, where Moree is taking a bus load of girls.

“These Interclubs are in preparation for our Zone competition in Tamworth in October,”Sam said.

“With only ten weeks to go, the girls are working hard on their routines.”

Should the Champion Girl competitors receive a place at Zone, they qualify for Junior Nationals at State Sports Centre in Homebush.

“Interclubs are important to see how you are standing and a great practice before the big Zone competition,” Sam said.

The second Interclub will be held at the Runcorn Park Interclub in Brisbane featuring 400 competitors, where a small number of Moree girls will attend.

The Moree Physical Culture Club has 75 members ranging from four to 60 years-of-age, who come together every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.

Physie has been around for more than 120 years and is popular nationwide with more than 200 clubs scattered throughout Australia.

Head teacher Sam Cosgrove said that anyone from four years-old can participate in Physie and fitness is not an issue, as Physie will help to improve coordination, rhythm, fitness, strength, flexibility andconfidence.

“It’s popular because it combines everything great about dance; jazz, ballet, contemporary, hip hop, lyrical as well as strengthening like Pilates,” Sam said.

“You get the chance to learn from all different styles of dance, and you have incredible opportunities to perform locally, in the zone and nationally.”

“The biggest of opportunities isbeing able to qualify to dance on the Opera House stage.”

Enrollment is available all year round for Moree Physie, with the focus for term onein learning the routines, term twois perfecting, and term three is competition and performance.

You can visit the Moree Physical Club at the PCYC on Boston Street, or phone on6752 4981.

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Hall funding granted

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THE Tumby Bay District Council has received grant funding to install disabled toilet facilities in the Tumby Bay Soldier’s Memorial Hall.
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OPEN DOOR: Tumby Bay District Council chief executive officer Trevor Smith said the new toilet facilities could mean increased hall patronage.

Member for Grey Rowan Ramseyannounced last week the council would get $6400 fromround two of the federal government’sStronger Communities Program.

The funding will go towardunisex disabled toilets inside the hall.

The funding will cover half of the $12,800 cost of the toilets, budgeted for in thecouncil’s Annual Business Plan.

The council’s chief executive officer Trevor Smith said this was a great result for the council and would ensure more people could use the hall in the future.

“We’re really pleased that it’s been successful,” he said.

“There were no disabled facilities at the hall and this will increase patronage at the hall by those groups who will benefit from the introduction of a disabled toilet facility.”

The hall has seen widespread use bythe community recently, includingtheTumby Bay Showboat Stars of the Futureshows held on July 9 and 10.

Mr Ramsey said he was delighted to see the council would be able to put in the facilities for its patrons.

“The Tumby Bay Soldiers Memorial Hall is an important facility in the coastal town and is used by many groups in the community and I congratulate the council on this initiative,” Mr Ramsey said.

“I was recently privileged to attend the Stars of the Future variety concert and am pleased that this funding will allow disabled facilities to be available for everyone who attends these fantastic community events.”

The Stronger Communities Programwas created to fund small capital projects in local communities within each of the 150 federal electorates.

The first round saw $150,000 provided to 19 projects across the Grey electorate.

The council has three other projects that require grant funding before they can continue –the Port Neill Foreshore Plan, sealing the Balumbah-Kinnaird Road and the Tumby Bay stormwater management plan.

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