Monthly Archives: August 2018

Tura Marrang Library to open

Final preparations for the opening of the Tura Marrang Library.The Tura Marrang Library and Community Centre will officially open on Saturday,June 25.
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Director Community, Relations and Leisure, Anthony Basford said that with the Tura Marrang Library and Community Centre opening Council will have four full service libraries back in operation throughout the Shire, as well as a library portal operating in Merimbula resulting in improved library services to residents.

“We are pleased to be able to keep the Merimbula Library Portal open for the foreseeable future,” he said.

“The Merimbula Library Portal will continue to operate on the same days but with a change in hours. The Portal will be open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9am – 1pm and these hours will take effect from Monday 6 June.”

Library Team Leader, Samantha Fenton said that library staff are looking forward to offering full library services and expanded programs to the residents of the central part of the Shire through the Tura Marrang facility.

“We appreciate everyone’s patience in waiting for the Tura Marrang Library to be completed, and very soon the residents of Tura and Merimbula will have a new library, community centre and library portal to service their needs,” she said.

The Merimbula Library Portal will continue to provide a selection of services to residents including a library reserve pickup/drop off service, free Wi-Fi and computer access, printing services as well as a reading and study space.

Hard copies of the Merimbula News Weekly newspaper will be available for reading at the Portal.

Library users can search the online library catalogue at the Portal and request books and other materials to be sent there for pickup. The library will notify users by phone, email or SMS when items are ready to be collected.

Items on loan from any Shire library, including the library at Tura Marrang can be returned to the Merimbula Library Portal during its open hours or through the after-hours returns box which will remain in its current location outside the Bega Valley Regional Learning Centre.

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Kelly and the King’s hospital pot

Labor candidate for Eden-Monaro Mike Kelly and Shadow Minister for Health Catherine King announce $2 million in funding for Yass Hospital. Photo: Jessica Cole. Yass Hospital is set to gain $2 million for accommodation if Labor candidate for Eden-Monaro, Mike Kelly is elected in the Federal vote.
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In an announcement on Friday, Shadow Minister for Health, Catherine King, alongside Mr Kelly, committed $2 million for the Yass Hospital to build a facility to accommodate doctors, locums, medical students and medical officers.

Mr Kelly described the funding as a way to ensure ‘no area is left behind’.

“The funding will go to a new on-site facility and share home,” he said.

“This is what the residents of Yass have really been crying out for, it’s what I have heard from the communication with me and watching the news reports.”

“Yass has been crying out for this kind of facility for far too long. It will take pressure off Canberra but also get people back to their local communities faster and ensure places like Yass are able to provide these important facilities.”

The share-house will be a three to five bedroom home built on the grounds of Yass Hospital.

“It really will help to increase the health workforce for the people of Yass,” Ms King said.

“Hopefully this will be a way of continuing to grow the health facilities in the Yass Valley.”

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Mat Rue steers Jazzy to comfortable win

Mat Rue in the gig of Gotta Go Jazzy Jet on Sunday during their Jack Honan Memorial Final win.Canowindra driver Mat Rue elected to drive Gotta Go Jazzy Jet in Sunday’s Jack Honan Memorial Final (1700m) knowing the three-year-old filly was the best on paper, and she didn’t disappoint.
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She clocked a back section of 57.4s, breaking the field by 13.5m by the finish post to register her fifth win from 14 career starts.

Rue, who drove Gotta Go Jazzy Jet during the previous week’s heat victory, said the filly was always going to be tough to beat.

“She was the most convincing heat winner, I had the choice of three or four drives in the race and chose that one so it is good to get the win,” Rue said.

“On paper she clearly looked the winner but sometimes it doesn’t always work out that way. She won with a fair bit up her sleeve though.”

The Phillip Thurston trained filly, based at Forbes, showed her superior gate-speed on Sunday jumping instantly to the front of the field where Rue set a relatively slow first quarter pace of 33.6s.

He was always in control, though, holding a lead throughout the journey and keeping the challenge of Pedros Joy (Bernie Hewitt; $7.10) at bay during a slick final quarter of 28.5s and stopping the winner’s mile rate at 2:01.7s.

With the Queensland Winter Racing Carnival next on Gotta Go Jazzy Jet’s agenda, Rue said she’s capable of providing Thurston and owner, Denise Thurston, with plenty more success.

“She’s headed for the Queensland Oaks, she actually made the NSW Oaks final so she’s proven she’s up to that grade to a degree. She ran fifth in the final which was still good because they ran slick times that day,” Rue said.

“She’s definitely worth the trip up there, she’ll be the same as everyone she’ll need some kind barrier draws and things but if breaks go her way she can take it.”

Rue’s win in the Jack Honan Memorial was his 91st of the season placing him fourth on the NSW Harness Driver’s Premiership.

“I actually won it six or seven years ago,” Rue explained of the Jack Honan Memorial.

“It is good to win it again. Jack Honan was a Canowindra boy too, so very good to win it.”

The days main event, the Tritech Cowra Cup, was won by Canberra-based horse Modern Maestro.

The four-year-old gelding, trained by Michael Hawke and driven by Melissa Hawke, withstood a late charge from Early Decision (John Vautin; $9.10) to win by 1.5m.

It was Modern Maestro’s first victory since April 4 and his 10th from 14 starts.

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No rush to stand alone: CEO

SLOW AND STEADY: Chief executive Todd Greenberg says the NRL will always move with caution when it come to tinkering with State of Origin. Picture: Getty ImagesNRL chief executive Todd Greenberg says the governing will always proceed with caution when it comes to tinkering with State of Origin as calls for stand-alone games continue to grow louder.
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Brisbane coach Wayne Bennett, who faces being without six of stars at various stages of the Origin period called for stand alone games prior to both sides being announced.

Those calls grew louder, with Canterbury coach Des Hasler leading the chorus,after Josh Morris was a game-day withdrawal from the Bulldogs lineup for their clash with Canberra on Sunday, prompting a mad dash to the capitol from youngster Reimis Smith.

Hasler described the situation as “amateurish” and called for Origin clashes to stand alone but Greenberg said we won’tsee thefirst stand alone game until2018.

“In 2018 in the new broadcast deal one of the games will be stand-alone,” Greenberg said on his recent visit to the Illawarra.

“In 2018 what you will see is State of Origin I and III will be replicated under this model where it’s effectively a split round with four games but the second game will be anchored into a stand-alone weekend.

“It’ll be played on a Sunday night and there’ll be nothing else around it. That’s when we’ll see State of Origin stand alone for the first time.

“We need to be very careful when we tinker with State of Origin because it’s become probably the most successful sporting product, both on television and for live attendance, in this country.We’re very conscious that we’ve got a great product but we’re always looking to evolve.”

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