Two bulls top at $11,000 at Waitara Angus sale

James and Ian Best, “Baroone”, Gulargambone, paid $11,000 equal top price for Waitara TENX Kayak K5 pictured with Waitara stud co-principal, Steve Chase, Trangie, and Landmark stud stock auctioneer John Settree, Dubbo.REPEAT buyers dominated bidding and purchases at the 10th annual Waitara Angus stud sale, Trangie, on Friday, August 19 with two bulls topping at $11,000 each when 38 of 43 sold for an average of $5790.
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Thirty-one two year-old bulls averaged $5984 while six yearlings averaged $4917 and a five-year-old stud sire sold at $5000 going to Angus breeding herds from Murrurundi and Coonabarabran to Griffith, with the majority heading to Warren, Nevertire, Tomingley, Tottenham, Tullamore and Condobolin.

Buyers of the $11,000 equal top-priced bull, Waitara TB Knockout K61, Rebecca George and parents Trevor and Donna; are pictured with Donna holding Toby Chase, his father, Steve, co-principal of Waitara stud, Trangie, and Landmark stud stock auctioneer John Settree, Dubbo.

Waitara stud principals Steve and Amity Chase, said they were very pleased with the result and welcomed returning clients and first-time buyers.

Buyers of the first sale-topper, Trevor and Donna George and daughter, Rebecca, Forest Grove Farming, Nevertire, have been buying Waitara bulls for many years and were so impressed with the 200 to 400 day weight Breedplan estimated breeding values (EBVs) of Waitara TB Knockout K61, they had to buy him.

“His good figures fit with our steer breeding program,” Mr George said.

They useto breed for the vealer market but now lean towards the feed steer market and are looking for a larger frame cow in their 120 breeder herd.

A feature lot of the catalogue, Knockout is by the USA sire SAV Thunderbird 9061and weighed 837 kilograms at 24 months.

Six sons of Thunderbird averaged $6333.

Another repeat buyer was the Best Partnership of Ian Best and his son, James, “Baroone”, Gulargambone, who run 200 breeders originally of Glengowan and Bronmar blood established by Mr Best’s grandfather, George Best in 1930 and have now been using Waitara bulls from some years.

The Bests bought the other sale-topper, Waitara Tenx Kayak K5, by another American sire AAR Ten X 7008, which weighed 807kg.

Three sons of Ten X averaged $8000.

Haddon Rig, Warren, was the largest buyer securing five bulls for a $6000 average while paying to $8000 for Waitara Nov Khmer K96, by Lawsons Novak, weighing 772kg.

Four buyers who bought three bulls each included Sheppard Pastoral, “The Oaks”, Tomingley, whose trio averaged $5167; Dwyer family, Warren, $5667; Burnewang Pty Ltd, “Burnewang”, Murrurundi, $6000; and West Point Partnership, “West Point”, Gulargambone, $4667.

The sale was conducted by Landmark Wilson Russ, Warren, with John Settree the auctioneer.​

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More work for Rockliff on education change

The future of the children of this state is always going to be a keenly debated topic.
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If the mood at Friday night’s education forum in Burnie is any indication, the minister Jeremy Rockliff has a long way to go to convince some of the need for a change to the school starting age.

Despite the announcement on Thursday that the government would not make the change compulsory, the crowd on Friday night was adamant it wasn’t enough.

The plans to reduce the starting age for school has been the hot topic to come out of the plans to update the Education Act in Tasmania.

It has generated ninety per cent of the discussion around the changes, if not more.

And it comes from the perspective of trying to improve Tasmania’s education outcomes.

Which is one of the reasons people are so passionate about it.

Both sides of the debate believe they are doing the right thing for future generations.

Nobody can argue that Tasmania’s educational outcomes are good enough.

It’s how we turn that around that is the major topic.

Mr Rockliff says his aim is to ensure every family values education, and he believes that engaging children earlier will help to give them a stronger connection.

He rejected claims at the meeting that teachers and other educational professionals had been shut out of the debate. This is despite recent polling from the Australian Education Union which showed that 77 per cent ofunion membersin the state were opposed to the change to the starting age.

The fact that so many are opposed to the change toage change should be telling.

The union says it overlooks the critical element of parents in determining a child’s educational success.

They are recommending more of an investment in other initiatives such as child and family centres and the Launching into Learning programs, which specialise in helping parents and giving children individual attention when needed.

Any change to the age in schools is likely to result in more pupils, and this must not happen without an adequate increase to the resourcing of all public schools.

Already the average school struggles to make ends meet with tight budgets and has to make choices. Having to cater for more children, particularly young ones, shouldn’t cost others.

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Temperature rising over future hosting of Olympics

The Rio Olympic Games will no doubt be remembered for its stories of individual triumph.
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Mack Horton seizing Australia’s first gold, and Michael Phelps finishing his career with 23 gold medals are already the stuff of sporting legend.

But for me Rio’s greatest accomplishment was away from the sporting field. Brazil’s decision to use the opening ceremony to alert sports loversof all cultures and faithsto the threat of climate change is proof humanity is awakening to the need for urgent action.

Brazil, like Australia, is feeling the heat. Our rural and regional communities are disproportionately affected by climate change due to worsening heatwaves, droughts, and bushfires.

If we continue on our current path, by the end of the century climate change will generate unprecedented social disorganisation, conflict, and famine that will harm billions of people.

A New Zealand study has found most cities will be too hot to host Summer Olympics within decades. Canadian researchers say if we fail to limit carbon pollution, two in three cities that previously hosted Winter Olympics will not be cold enough to do it again.

What’soften overlooked is how important religion is for many athletes, like US gymnastSimone Biles, to achieve the ‘impossible’. Faith, like the Olympics, can also inspire hope and unite communities to tackle climate change.

With four in five Australians identifying as religious, faith groups and people of conscience must work together to break the record most critical to the well-being of our children, and ensuring the Olympics are run well into the future – a rapid transition to 100% renewable energy.

Jody Lightfoot, climate change lead at Christian justice group, Common Grace, and Dr Colin Butler, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Contributor and co-founder of BODHI Australia

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Up, up and away Melbourne flights

Bright future: Port Macquarie-Hastings Council general manager Craig Swift-McNair says development applications have increased 23 per cent. Jetgo is go
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Residents and visitors to our region will soon have access to direct flights to Melbourne thanks to a partnership with regional airline JetGo. The new service will provide a great economic boost, increase tourism, provide direct business links and be an attractive proposition for new events.

Council hasbeen working hard on securing direct Melbourne flights for many years, and this new service will see passengers saving more than two hours flying time, landing at Melbourne’s Essendon Airport. Flights are due to commence on November 7, this year (subject to regulatory approval), and will initially be on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. with the service hoping to increase to seven days a week as demand builds. To see the flight schedule and to purchase tickets at special introductory pricing visit jetgo苏州美甲美睫培训学校.

Development on the rise

You can’t help but notice the significant amount of development occurring across our region. We are certainly experiencing a period of unprecedented growth with more than $1 billion in value of development applications assessed by council inthe past fiveyears, with a 23 per cent increase in the last financial year.

This is an enormous amount providing us with a bright economic outlook, and whether it’s residential housing, industrial development or new infrastructure, council is committed to managing this development in a sustainable way.

This includes ensuring that we balance new development with a focus on protecting our natural environment, balancing community needs, providing value for rate-payer’s money and continuing to deliver community services in an effective and efficient way.

Council hasa handy tool, called an application tracker,so you can see the numerous development proposals and their status. Approved developments and notifications are also published in the local media each week. To find out more visit pmhc.nsw.gov419论坛/applicationtracker

Temperature rising over future hosting of Olympics

The Rio Olympic Games will no doubt be remembered for its stories of individual triumph.
苏州美甲美睫培训学校

Mack Horton seizing Australia’s first gold, and Michael Phelps finishing his career with 23 gold medals are already the stuff of sporting legend.

But for me Rio’s greatest accomplishment was away from the sporting field. Brazil’s decision to use the opening ceremony to alert sports loversof all cultures and faithsto the threat of climate change is proof humanity is awakening to the need for urgent action.

Brazil, like Australia, is feeling the heat. Our rural and regional communities are disproportionately affected by climate change due to worsening heatwaves, droughts, and bushfires.

If we continue on our current path, by the end of the century climate change will generate unprecedented social disorganisation, conflict, and famine that will harm billions of people.

A New Zealand study has found most cities will be too hot to host Summer Olympics within decades. Canadian researchers say if we fail to limit carbon pollution, two in three cities that previously hosted Winter Olympics will not be cold enough to do it again.

What’soften overlooked is how important religion is for many athletes, like US gymnastSimone Biles, to achieve the ‘impossible’. Faith, like the Olympics, can also inspire hope and unite communities to tackle climate change.

With four in five Australians identifying as religious, faith groups and people of conscience must work together to break the record most critical to the well-being of our children, and ensuring the Olympics are run well into the future – a rapid transition to 100% renewable energy.

Jody Lightfoot, climate change lead at Christian justice group, Common Grace, and Dr Colin Butler, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Contributor and co-founder of BODHI Australia

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Hunter Valley hearts need a healthier focus

There’s no reason to celebrate the Hunter’s inclusion in this top five list.
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According to new data released by the Heart Foundation, the Hunter Valley had the fourth highest heart-related hospital admissions in NSW during a study that took place for two years up to mid-2014.

The study investigated the number of hospital admissions that resulted in either transfer, discharge, change in care or deathacross Australia in relation to heart failure, heart attacks and unstable angina.

In NSW, the Hunter was beaten only by the Riverina,Far West and Orana and Blacktown.

The figures showed that, compared with a state average of 44.8, the Hunter recorded a rate of 69.9 admissions per 10,000 people.

It may have taken some time for these figures to have been released, but they should serve as a warning that Hunter residents need to pick up the pace when it comes to building healthy lifestyles.

The results have been loaded onto an online, interactive map so the areas most at-risk of heart disease can easily be identified and helped.

For the Hunter, in particular, that’s a goodthing.

Heart Foundation NSW CEO Kerry Doyle said regional townsgenerally had poorer health outcomes, partly because of lifestyle risk factors.

She said residents of regional areas were “significantly more likely to have high blood pressure, smoke andbe obese”.

The Heart Foundation, a charity aimed at promoting awareness of and reducing heart disease, has a range of easily accessibleinitiatives to help peoplemaketheir lives healthier.

Ms Doyle saidthe CessnockHealthy Lifestyle Network and Jump Rope For Heart Outreach were among the useful programs available in the Hunter.

“We need to make sure we keep supporting the communities that are not doing so well toensure they can take some simple steps to improve their heart health – stop smoking, be moreactive and get a heart health check to understand your risk,” she said.

While organisations like the Heart Foundation are helpful and do good work for communities, ultimately it’s each individual’s responsibility to make lifestyle changes where necessary.

That’s the only way we can avoid being so highly ranked on lists like this in future.

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Southern Highlands Cookbook launch: PHOTOS

Southern Highlands Cookbook launch: PHOTOS John Shelly, Chris Harvey, Sally Beresford, Stefan Posthuma, Richard Kemp and Mark Stone celebrate the launch of The Southern Highlands Cookbook at Berida Manor on Sunday. Photo by Josh Bartlett
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Julie Halse, Werner Bayer and Shirley Meredith flick through The Southern Highlands Cookbook. Photo by Josh Bartlett

Catriona Shaw and Nicole De Graaf sell books on Sunday at Berida Manor. Photo by Josh Bartlett

Heaton Whitcombe, Charlie Butler and Andy Reid catch up at Sunday’s event. Photo by Josh Bartlett

Emma McMahon and Stacy Spargo unwind at the launch on Sunday. Photo by Josh Bartlett

Amy Woods and Margot Reid relax at Sunday’s book launch. Photo by Josh Bartlett

Cressida McNamara and Alex Coccia catch up at Sunday’s launch. Photo by Josh Bartlett

Lisa Kawai and Eloise Haydon toast the launch of the book on Sunday. Photo by Josh Bartlett

Nicola Krejci and Jane Bollom at Sunday’s event. Photo by Josh Bartlett

Claudia Stahl and Andrew Rode at the book launch. Photo by Josh Bartlett

TweetFacebookA large crowd of people attended theofficiallaunch ofThe Southern Highlands Cookbook at Berida House.

Released through Quicksand Food, the book features 30 chefs and producers from the Highlands.

Businesses and producers featured include Biota Dining, Mauger’s Meats, Stones Patiserie and Li-Sun Exotic Mushrooms.

Publisher Stefan Posthuma said the book aimed to showcase the diversity of food in the Southern Highlands.

Mr Posthuma said the book was released in the Highlands on Wednesday.

“We’ve had a great reception,” he said.

“The book has brought 30 chefs and producers from across the region together.

“It provides an insight into food in the Southern Highlands.”

The Southern Highlands Cookbook contributors:

McGitty GoveRedleaf FarmPeroca DairyHighlands Gourmet ProducersMoonacres FarmMauger’s MeatsSutton Forest OlivesLa Palette Cafe, Mount Ashby EstateBernie’s DinerKaters Restaurant, Pepper’s Manor HouseExeter General StoreRockabellas Roadside DinerTwo Country CooksBurrawang General StoreThe Shaggy CowCerdo Food and WinePhatt Duck at the Old BankPhatt Duck at the Fitzroy InnStones PatiserieEschalotBendooley EstateBiota DiningFlour, Water, SaltLudo. CafeOnesta CucinaYelverton TrufflesLi-Sun Exotic MushroomsBistro OfficinaBurrawang General StoreMontrose Berry Farm1910 Bottling Company.This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on 苏州美甲美睫培训学校.

Temperature rising over future hosting of Olympics

The Rio Olympic Games will no doubt be remembered for its stories of individual triumph.
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Mack Horton seizing Australia’s first gold, and Michael Phelps finishing his career with 23 gold medals are already the stuff of sporting legend.

But for me Rio’s greatest accomplishment was away from the sporting field. Brazil’s decision to use the opening ceremony to alert sports loversof all cultures and faithsto the threat of climate change is proof humanity is awakening to the need for urgent action.

Brazil, like Australia, is feeling the heat. Our rural and regional communities are disproportionately affected by climate change due to worsening heatwaves, droughts, and bushfires.

If we continue on our current path, by the end of the century climate change will generate unprecedented social disorganisation, conflict, and famine that will harm billions of people.

A New Zealand study has found most cities will be too hot to host Summer Olympics within decades. Canadian researchers say if we fail to limit carbon pollution, two in three cities that previously hosted Winter Olympics will not be cold enough to do it again.

What’soften overlooked is how important religion is for many athletes, like US gymnastSimone Biles, to achieve the ‘impossible’. Faith, like the Olympics, can also inspire hope and unite communities to tackle climate change.

With four in five Australians identifying as religious, faith groups and people of conscience must work together to break the record most critical to the well-being of our children, and ensuring the Olympics are run well into the future – a rapid transition to 100% renewable energy.

Jody Lightfoot, climate change lead at Christian justice group, Common Grace, and Dr Colin Butler, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Contributor and co-founder of BODHI Australia

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Family says thanks for generosity

FAMILY TRAGEDY: Adrian Heber, 33, with his partner Chantelle Brown and their five daughters and step-daughters. Picture: ADVANCEDLIFE STUDIOS
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SUPPORT is growing for a Lavington family, which was left devastated following a fatal industrial accident last week.

Chantelle Brown, who is 17-weeks pregnant, was grief-stricken in the wake of her 33-year-old partner’s death.

Adrian Heberwas killed onsite at Wodonga steel fabrication companySJ andTA Structural about 7amThursday.

An online fundraiser has been established for MsBrownand the couple’scombined five daughters and step-daughters.

Ms Brown’s sister, Ang Godden, said the pair had been together more than three years.

“It is really hard seeing her go through all this, but all of our family and friends have been so supportive,” Mrs Godden said.

“Adrian was amazing, he was the best dad and step-dadand loved all the children with everything he had.

“Ithought it would be really helpful to create a fundraiser.

“In circumstances like this, money doesn’t help with the grief and the pain, but it eases the burden a little bit.”

DEVASTATED: Lavington father Adrian Heber, 33, was killed onsite at Wodonga steel fabrication company SJ and TA Structural on Thursday. Support is growing for his family.

Ms Brown looked down through tears at a picture of Adrian, whose absence was too soon and sudden for the young family.Mrs Godden said the newswas both difficult and unexpected.

“Chantelle is devastated,as you’d expect,” she said.

“She isa bit lost and doesn’t know what she’s going to do.

“She’s always had him as her best friend,to reassure her in times like this.

“He’s always been the one to say everything is OKand that thingswill get better, but she was telling me how he’s not here to say that now.”

The fundraiser has hit$2000 in two days, which will go towards funeral costs and preparing for the new baby.Mrs Godden said her sister had been “overwhelmed” by the support.

“It’s absolutely amazing,” she said.

“Chantelle just thinks it’s so nice, she didn’t realise so many people would be so generous in times like this.

“I just want to thank everybody for their support and loving kind words at this time.”

Support the family atgofundme苏州美甲美睫培训学校/2khag7wx

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Temperature rising over future hosting of Olympics

The Rio Olympic Games will no doubt be remembered for its stories of individual triumph.
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Mack Horton seizing Australia’s first gold, and Michael Phelps finishing his career with 23 gold medals are already the stuff of sporting legend.

But for me Rio’s greatest accomplishment was away from the sporting field. Brazil’s decision to use the opening ceremony to alert sports loversof all cultures and faithsto the threat of climate change is proof humanity is awakening to the need for urgent action.

Brazil, like Australia, is feeling the heat. Our rural and regional communities are disproportionately affected by climate change due to worsening heatwaves, droughts, and bushfires.

If we continue on our current path, by the end of the century climate change will generate unprecedented social disorganisation, conflict, and famine that will harm billions of people.

A New Zealand study has found most cities will be too hot to host Summer Olympics within decades. Canadian researchers say if we fail to limit carbon pollution, two in three cities that previously hosted Winter Olympics will not be cold enough to do it again.

What’soften overlooked is how important religion is for many athletes, like US gymnastSimone Biles, to achieve the ‘impossible’. Faith, like the Olympics, can also inspire hope and unite communities to tackle climate change.

With four in five Australians identifying as religious, faith groups and people of conscience must work together to break the record most critical to the well-being of our children, and ensuring the Olympics are run well into the future – a rapid transition to 100% renewable energy.

Jody Lightfoot, climate change lead at Christian justice group, Common Grace, and Dr Colin Butler, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Contributor and co-founder of BODHI Australia

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