Letters to the editor

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WINNERS: Graeme Quinn and Lesly Watherston display the converted Rigby Shield. This picture appeared in the Eyre Peninsula Tribune, Thursday, May 12, 1966.IRON ROAD WILL DESTROY WHYALLA
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Iron Road is in direct opposition to Whyalla and all of our secondary steel industries.

Iron Road’s motive is to export iron ore from 25 per centof Australia’s land mass from Cape Hardy.

This would certainly be the last straw for Whyalla.

We understand Iron Road intends this venture to be fully overseas owned and controlled, there would be little or no chance of Australian steel being used in this massive invasion.

Why are we so obsessed with giving iron ore away at now $50 a tonne, buyingback inferior steel and paying over $10,000 a tonne in processed form?

The day of accountability is for our inefficiency is here.

Furthermore, if this new concept of destruction of good farming land (the life blood of our nation) is allowed no farm in South Australia will be safe from invasive destruction from overseas open cut mining.

It is ironical that there is still plenty of iron ore available in north Australia and elsewhere to supply the world’s need without causing havoc to Eyre Peninsula farmers and crushing the city of Whyalla and our entire steel industry.

MALCOLM NIELD, Verran

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WAY WE WERE50 YearsThursday, May 12, 1966New standard set in upper Eyre school sportsSupreme in track events, Cleve Area School gained an early advantage, shook off a likely challenge by Kimba and raced to a lead of 81.5 points to retain the Rigby sports shield.

Cleve, which gave away 22 points to Kimba and 30.5 to Lock and Cowell,scored 269 points to win from Kimba 187.5 Cowell 151.5 and Lock 74.

Teams from the four schools taking part inthe Upper Eyre Peninsula School Sports Day on Friday presented a colourful scene as they marched onto Cleve oval and formed up for the official opening.Cleve as host club led the march.

Lock Area School, which was competing for the the first time made a great impression, the boys smart in white shorts and shirts the girls attractive in bright yellow tunics with dark green inserted side pleats.

Cowell contributed a thoughtful note by carrying house banners in addition to the school banner.

Cleve school headmaster Lex Eckert gave a special welcome to Lock calling on that school to demonstrate itswar cry.

In an address before officially opening the sports day, deputy chairman of the District Council of Cleve D.W.Wake noted the advantage of increased competition and the efforts being made to include Tumby Bay and Cummins area schools next year.

He called on competitors to give of their best, which was just as important as winning.He felt that athletic endeavor held something more than just building of a healthy body.It had a great influence for good on the mind.

Mr Wake urged scholars to take a lively interestin local government.

In cool and cloudy weather the sports got under way with B. Ramsey of Cleve establishinga new record in the first event, the senior boys 100 yards.Ramsey won by half a second from R. Lee of Kimba in 10.8 seconds.

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The annual alpaca day out

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BROWSING: Alpaca Shoppe owners Lyn Koitka and Jeanette Manning with Sir Edward and Robina. The pair will be in the shop on Sunday for Alpaca Week. Picture: Caitlin Jarvis.“Each alpaca has a unique personality,” Jeanette Manning says.
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The owner of The Alpaca Shoppein Deloraine saysthe woolly South Americans arepeacefulcreatures, which apart from their wool,make great guard animals for flocks.

Mrs Manning says she has seen the protective animalsgoing to great lengths to defend young sheep.

A hands on seminar that will answer all the questions you ever had about alpacas will be held in Westbury on Sunday, June 12.

The annual workshop will coverthe alpaca industry, selecting an alpaca, property requirements, management, mating and birthing, fleece management and production.

First time breeders and established alpaca farmers are invited toa 100 acre farm that will include a ‘walk the farm’ with the owner who will talk about how they organise their alpacas alongside their cattle andsheep business.

The workshop will run from 9.30am-4pm, entry is by gold coin donation for AustralianAlpaca Association members, $10 per person or $15 per couple.

Bring gumboots, lunch and a curiosity about the growing and unique industry.

AAA Northern Tasmania Alpaca Information Workshop 2016 will be held Sunday, June 12, 9.30am-4pm at Classic Park Alpacas, 419 Blackhills Road, Westbury.There is no cut off date to register call Ken and Jeanette Manning on63622420 or63622343oremail [email protected]南京夜网This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.

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ESL levy set to rise again

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SHOCKED but not surprised has been the response to yet another increase to the Emergency Services Levy.
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The levywill increase by 1.5 per cent in the next financial year, the third time in three years the levy has increased.Treasurer Tom Koutsantonis said the State Government had determinedthat a “small increase” to the levy was necessary to “properly fund these critical agencies”.

Greenpatch Country Fire Service (CFS)captain and farmer Mark Modra said “generally speaking” peoplewere not happy with the increase.Mr Modra said farmers were paying about 10times more than the average householder and were also the ones supplying the service.“What itsays to us is that they are not listening to rural people and it feels likea slap in the face.”

Mr Modra said although volunteers were not happy with another increase, the opposition would be hard to quantify.“I don’t think you’ll see any resignations but what you tend to see is volunteers won’t be as active.”

Mr Modra said he thought more even distribution of the levy would be a suitable alternative, rather than hitting rural residents for the bulk of the levy.

“The money used in each area should be raised in each area, it goes back to if you’re using the service then you should be paying for it.” He said with $292.4 million to be raised through the levy in the next financial year, it would be interesting to see how it would be allocated.Of that $292.4 million,$2.6 millionwill go to retrofittingsafety systems to CFS, MFS and DEWNR fire trucks andreplacingCFS fire trucks,and$1.5 million was for moretraining for CFS and SES volunteers.“We know where $6 million to $8 million of the money raised by the emergency services levy will go but there’s a lot left and we are not told where that is going,” Mr Modra said.

Member for Flinders Peter Treloar said the levy hit people in towns and farming families but was hardest on volunteers.

“It is a land tax by any other name and is particularly grueling for emergency service volunteers who commit their time and effort and get whacked with this,” Mr Treloar said.

Greenpatch Country Fire Service (CFS) captain and farmer Mark Modra says “generally speaking” people are not happy with the increase.

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A fibre fashion clash

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You may want to check the forecast before venturing out in these garments, as practicality has been sacrificed for ingenuity and aesthetics.
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In a town that was built on paper, the Burnie Regional Art Gallery will host the third biennial wearable paper art competition, paper on skin,with a Friday night catwalk show at the Burnie Arts and Function Centre.

Rest assured, the 24 creative entrants take the craftvery seriously and it is not likely there will be any butcher’s paper sacks or newspaper ponchos.

Pam Thorne of the Burnie Arts Council said for the first time in thehistory of the competition, every Australian State and Territory will be represented.

Mrs Thorne said the competition attracts artists who like a challenge and have the skills to execute their vision.

“At this stage we are extremely impressed with the planning, research and design efforts that entrants have demonstrated in their submissions,” she said.

The competition,which challenges entrants to create a wearable piece of art from paper, will be judged on concept, design,construction and wearability.

Pieces must be constructed of at least 80 per cent paper.

“We do not specify a theme, and what has resulted is an amazing diversity of concepts and stories across the 24 entries,” she said.

“The audience is sure to be engaged and entertained.”

While the pieces may look aesthetically beautiful on a mannequin, they face the test on the stage.

“Previous shows have taught us, however, that for many of the works, it is only when they are on the catwalk that their true power and impact is revealed,” she said.

Maintaining a commitment to the community, the Burnie Regional Art Galleryconducted workshops with TasTAFE fashion students which will be modelled on the catwalk while the audience is being seated.

“We experimented with ‘quick-fire’ creative construction techniques using large rolls of white paper,” she said.

Entrants are vying for a first prize of $5000 and a runner up award of $1500.

“Students from En Vogue Modelling Academy are enthusiastically preparing their routines for modelling the successful entires.”Tickets from BAFC: 64305850

Stacks and stack: Pam Thorne spent the week unpacking boxes of wearable paper art from around the country. This year has the most entries in the competition’s history. Picture: Cordell Richardson.

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Childcare centre completes redevelopments

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Child’s play: Collie Early Education Centre Director Jenny Fry hopes the outdoor area’s redevelopments will draw more children and parents to the facility.THE COLLIEEarly Education Centre has completed redevelopments toitsoutdoor area facilities.
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The Nature Play Solutions outdoor area project included upgrades to the sand pit,seatingand garden areas.

The centre received a funding grant from Bendigo Bank to complete the redevelopments.

Construction took place over five days last month, with staff taking pictures for the Collie Early Education inc. Facebook page.

Collie Early Education Centre Director Jenny Fry said the redevelopments supportthe centre’svision for students’growing education needs.

“It has really changed that area of the garden and made it a lot more exciting for the children to use itfor theircreative and imaginative skills,” she said.

“Lots of things will be happening up there as well as the children will be using it themselves to create their own play space as well.”

The redevelopments have coincided with thecentre’s Forrest School activities, conductedfrom June to August.

The curriculumhas organised mud painting, bug hunts, fire safety activities, collages, making tree faces with clay and mud,a soup day and an excursion to pick up sticks and leaves around Collie.

Mrs Fry said she had conducted Forrest Schools while teachingin the United Kingdom, with the program having originated in Denmark.

Mrs Fry said the initiative has attracted support from children and parents in the community.

“At the moment, we are having quite a bit of interest because, especially with Forrest Schools as well, it’s a new thing that is happening in Collie,” she said.

“The new and existingparents that have seen it are really excited and the children are keen to want to go out there.”

Mrs Fry said the centre has also planned to conduct science lessons,boogie mites, and Saturday sessions for children and parents.

The centre was alsolooking for grants to further redevelop the garden area and set up additional sessions.

Mrs Fry said thepriority was to engagewith and informa wide range of people in the community.

“The community could come andhave a look themselves, people around Collie are more than welcome to drop into the centre, it doesn’t matter what age, we’re more than happy to show them around,” she said.

“It’s a centre that we feel very proud of, very fortunate to be able to be in, and we’ve got lost of visions for the future to make it the best day care centre around.

“It’s where children’s education does sort of matter and provides you with top-quality education and care because, although we are carers,we are also following by a curriculum so we are educating the children as well.”

The centre has created links with Collie Senior High School including work experience in child care and labouring.

The centre will alsoexploreteaching opportunities for staff including swimming and life-guard training.

Mrs Fry said engagement with schools and community groups was key to the centre’s future.

“We have made links with local schools and kindies to share information, with the parent’s permission, to make those links,” she said.

“That’s what we’re focusing on is making links between us, the community, andother agencies involved with the child because it’s all about the child at the end of the day and we can make those links.

“It’s a really tight community, I’ve only been here a year from the UK and I can feel that, so that’s why we want to involve the community and get out there.”

The centre first opened its doors in February as part of the South West Development Commission’s SuperTowns initiative.

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Life membership for SES community hero

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Recognised: James Pullin with his award. Picture: Supplied.James ‘Jim’ Pullin has been recognisedfor his 55 years with the State Emergency Service (SES) with a Life Membership award.
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The Gymea localjoined the service at 16 in 1961and has been involved in almost everymajor emergency in NSW.

He retired in 2014 but still mentors some of the younger volunteers.

He started as a volunteer in the State Emergency Service and civil defence in 1961and joined the SES full-time as a division officer in Monaro South Coast in 1973, working on bushfires as the deputy fire control officer.

He was involved in recovery operations for the Tumut Pond bush crash in 1973 when 33 people died; the Thredbo landslide; and the Newcastle earthquake aftermath.

He said the Sydney storms in 1999 stood out as one of the biggest operations he’s been involved in.

‘’It was really devastating to the Sutherland Shire,’’ he said.

‘’But it brought our unit together. It was a chance to help the community we live in.’’

He said a lot had changed since he first joined.

He remembers being offered cartons of beer, cooked meals and even a fridge from thankful residents.

He admits you couldn’t accept those gifts now.

He received his award during a special ceremony last month in front ofActing State Emergency Service Commissioner Greg Newton, Sydney Southern Region controller Sam Colwell andSutherland Unit Controller John Gonzalez.

‘’It was emotional. It was a honour to be a part of the unit,’’ he said.

‘’It’s an example of what you can achieve in the service.’’

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New campground to ease holiday crush

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The State Government announced the construction of a new $2.5 million campground for the Margaret River region on Monday, aimed at easing increasing congestion at current facilities.
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The new facilitywill be located at the historic Jarrahdenesite inBoranup forest and will provide 45 individual camp sites and two group camping settings.

Environment Minister Albert Jacob said there was a clear need for extended camping facilities.

“At peak times,Contoscampground is full so it’s important to meet the demand with more high-quality sites,” Mr Jacob said.

The popularsite was at capacity across the summerwith many expressing disappointment at the lack of available sites.

Regional Development Minister Terry Redman said DPAW’s Parks for People program would give both locals and visitors a chance to experience the natural beauty of the region.

“Providing essential infrastructure at campgrounds in our regional national parks createsgreater recreational opportunities and encourages more people to get out and experienceregional WA,” Mr Redman said.

Margaret River Busselton Tourism Association chief executivePip Close said the announcement was a bonus for holidaymakers.

“Camping is aversatile holiday option that offers something for everyone,most Australians experienced camping holidays as kids and it allows people to really reconnect which is something a lot of visitors come to Your Margaret River Region to do,” Ms Close said.

“Camping creates affordable opportunities for those seeking a natural environment setting, near to the coastline and we’re excited about today’s announcement and the additional facilities this will bring.”

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How to stay fit this winter

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Simple rules: Titled Sports Physiotherapist Meg McIntyre has a few honest tips to help you stay fit during winter.
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Fitness and injury prevention should be a goal for everyone.

And Dr Google may not necessarily be the best source for anyone seekinginformation on how to achieve your fitness goals.

That’s the opinion of Titled Sports Physiotherapist Meg McIntyre.

With a background at Olympic and Commonwealth games level, the well-known physiotherapistlives by the simple rule of use it or lose it.

Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, Ms McIntyre says there are a few simple rules to achieve your personal fitness goals.

“You need some commonsense, so don’t go out and take on something too big too early,” she said.

“Warming up does not mean just feeling warm, but shouldtake at least 10 minutes –at an absolute minimum – to ensure you are sufficiently prepared for the activity and that the blood is flowing.

“We tend to think that someone warming up is a bit full of themselves. We need to change that attitude because we tend to underestimate what we can get away with.

And age tends to push this further away from us.

“And make sure you arewell-hydrated too.”

Some athletes or fitness enthusiasts tend not to drink enough fluids with water the best option.Surprisingly athletes who are more fit than others may need a longer warm-up session to compete at peak levels.

Ms McIntyre encouraged anyone contemplating a winter health kick to seek professional advice from a physiotherapist, sports trainer, fitness instructor or sport coach.

“Fitness is not about simply during the event. It is also about recovery where resting and re-hydration arealso asimportant because that’s what your body needs to prepare for the next event,” Ms McIntyre said.

“I’d also strongly suggest that stretching –including a warm up and warm down –everyday is important to good health.”

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Your chance to be part of local film project, film society

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Stevie Skene and Dane Millerd will be co-directing Through The Past, Darkly – a dark exploration into themes of drug use, relationships and domestic violence set against the regional backdrop of Forbes. The pair are holding auditions for the film at the Vandenberg Hotel later this month.Forbes residents have become accustomed to films being shot in their backyard of late with The Legend of Ben Hall, Death’s Waiting Room and the soon-to-be-filmed Are You Scared Yet?
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This summer, Stevie Skene and Dane Millerd will bring to life a disturbing urban legend called Through The Past, Darkly.

The film, which is still in its infancy, traces the life of a handful of twenty-somethings and their experiences at a fictitious music festival.

The movie is a dark exploration into themes of drug use, relationships and domestic violence set against the regional backdrop of Forbes and a who’s who of Australian music.

Through The Past, Darkly is Millerd’s third feature after There’s Something In The Pilliga/ Half-Human and Death’s Waiting Room while for Skene, it will be her feature film directorial debut.

For co-director/ producer Millerd, it is another step towards turning Forbes into a film and arts hub.

“The vision for me has always been about trying to bring projects to Forbes and create work and opportunities for Forbes people,” Millerd said.

“By the end of 2017 at least four films will have been filmed in the town within three years.

“The town is filled with talented and dedicated people and such has been the demand that I am in the process of creating the Forbes Film Society (FFS) with some other like-minded people.

“From just last week we are already up around 500 members and we plan to run castings, workshops, fundraisers and exhibitions through the FFS as a way to not just make more feature films but to open doors for everyone who is interested in film from children through to their grandparents.”

The Forbes Film Society is looking at holding a writing workshop before the end of July with details still to be confirmed.

“The expressions of interest have already been overwhelming and we plan to run other classes for special FX makeup, circus performing, theatrical armoury, acting, photography, improvisation, editing, cinematography and sound among others,” Millerd said.

“We seek sponsors and partners to make this a reality and we can be reached via our Facebook page – Forbes Film Society.

“In the interim, the focus is on the initial castings for Through The Past, Darkly in Forbes on Sunday, June 26 at the Vandenberg Hotel from 10am-5pm with an additional day at the Gearin Hotel in Katoomba on Sunday, July 10 from 10am-5pm though we ask interested parties to check the Facebook page for updates or changes of time and details or location.

“Grant and the team at the Van have been a tremendous support.

“We are casting for all roles from cast and crew and welcome any interested parties to apply,” he said.

“We want newcomers, interested parties and our frequent crew members to all apply so we can ensure we assemble the best possible group for this project.”

Skene and Millerd are also in the process of enlisting support from the White Ribbon Foundation for their new feature film as well as other local and national organisations to make this film a reality.

Through The Past, Darkly traces the story of siblings Viv and Archie who are torn apart because of an horrific incident at a music festival that has a serious impact on all their friends and shatters their single-parent father, Lloyd.

“In a world where domestic violence has been too frequent and too often pushed to the background, we believe that such a film shines a light on an important issue,” Skene said.

“With one woman dying every week at the hands of an abusive partner and male violence victims also on the rise, this film is a must see.

“If every person can examine their own attitudes towards their spouse or any woman in their life then perhaps this generation and those after it may not have to endure the horrendous implications that are tied to domestic violence.

“It’s all about education.

“If we can leave an impression on just one person and make them stop and think about how they treat their partner or how they are raising their child then that in itself will make this film a success.”

Find the Forbes Film Society page on Facebook for more information and send a message for more details.

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Throwback Thursday June 2006: PHOTOS

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