Growing support

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A GROUP of Cohuna youths are redeveloping the town’s retirement village garden.

The Cohuna and District Leo Club members have been weeding, trimming and planting since 2014 to transform the overgrown Cohuna Retirement Village courtyard into a usable gathering space.

Leo club adviser, Lee Walkington said the Leos interviewed residents to determine their preferences for redevelopment of the space, with the overwhelming majority requesting new garden beds, a shaded communal area, new outdoor furniture and a water feature.

“Leos are the first community group to ‘adopt a spot’ – a section of the garden at the village,” Mrs Walkington said.

“We hope that other groups, such as schools and other organisations will join the initiative.

“This program is not only about looking after the garden, but interacting with the residents as well. The Leos are planning to send letters, asking for commitment and support and have already heard from St Mary’s [Primary School], who are looking forward to being involved.”

Leos opted for low-maintenance and drought-tolerant plants to brighten the dull area, with mosaic art pieces to enhance the area, expected to be used for birthday parties and social activities.

“Some residents were pleased to have light beam into their rooms for the first time in years, because the bushes were so high they covered their windows,” Mrs Walkington said.

Leo member, Emily Rigg said she has always wanted to undertake volunteerism in a town that is quickly transforming into a retirement town.

“If we have a good garden I think it will be great and beneficial for the long-term viability and will attract more people to our beautiful town,” the Cohuna Secondary College student said.

“Choosing the plants and planting them would be the most fun task so far and watching the transformation quickly take shape.

“Firstly, we had to design everything and decide on what to do. It involved a lot of weeding and organisation, a lot of meetings.”

Leos funded the project through fund-raising activities including car washes, movie nights, waitressing and the selling of their famous hot donuts at community festivities.

“It is the biggest and first major project we have undertaken, but it’s all working,” Miss Rigg said.

“It is just about getting our name out there and to say that it is okay to volunteer when you’re younger.

“The residents are really lovely and many of them want to come out and help.”

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RSL volunteer chips in $16,300 to project

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Local military historian Peter Ball (left) hands a cheque for $16,300 to Paul Penno of the Bendigo RSL, as part of a fundraising drive.Related coverage:

Call out to help raise $500,000 for RSLPermit lodged for RSL rejuvenationHAVING dedicated almost two decades to theSoldiers Memorial Institute’s museum, it was fitting that historian Peter Ball was the first person to make a donation to its rejuvenation.

His private donation of $16,300 kicked off a fundraising drive hoping to bring in $500,000 from the Bendigo community.

The rejuvenation project includes a complete refurbishment of the Pall Mall building, and the addition of a two-storey annex to contain pieces of Bendigo’s military history.

Mr Ball was an inaugural member of the RSL’s museum sub-committee, established in 1997.

He said it was always his intention to make a donation when the project looked set to become a reality.

“It was early 2013 when we could see that the project was going to go ahead, so I decided to make a donation,” Mr Ball said.

“It was about 1996 or 1997 when the hall was still being hired out for events like weddings, but that started to go by the wayside.

“We were wondering what to do by that stage, and decided to go down the path of a museum at the memorial.”

An artist’s impression of the upgrade to the Soldiers Memorial Institute on Pall Mall.

When the Passchendaele Barracks Historical Society was relocated from the drill hall on Mollison Street in 1997, it opened up an opportunity for the RSL to trial the Pall Mall building as a museum for their military memorabilia.

The public response was favourable, and the museum was opened in February 1998.

The idea for the $4.2 million upgrade started in 2011 and has now gathered full steam. The City of Greater Bendigo and state government have pledged their financial support for the building.

Mr Ball, a Vietnam War veteran, said the rejuvenation would help to make the RSL’s collections more accessible to the public, while also preserving the original building.

“You only need to look at the original building to see how significant it is for Bendigo –it’s so significant that it needs to be kept in the best condition possible,” he said.

“New technology will be brought in to keep the museum at modern standards.”

His interest in local war history was sparked at a young age, watching his father and uncles participate in World War II.

Mr Ball said interest in Australia’s war history was growing, with an increasing amount of people contacting the RSL to trace their family’s history of service.

The Bendigo District RSL launched its fundraising drive last month, hoping to tap into the community spirit which led to the institute’s construction in the 1920s.

All of the names listed on the structure contributed to its construction.

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State Cup forfeit sees normality resume

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Hanwood FC have had a slight scheduling change in their weekend match-ups.

TOUGH TIMES: The loss of Sevi Tropea for Saturday’s game will be huge for a Hanwood side looking to avoid back-to-back defeats. Picture: Anthony Stipo.

The boys in Blue were initially supposed to play Sutherland’s Menai in the State Cup on Sunday.

The team who knocked out Hanwood in the quarter-finalslast year won’t have the same chance after they forfeited the round.

This means Hanwood progress to the round of 32 and also their clash with Leeton United in the Griffith District Football Association first grade competition is back on.

Hanwood coach Brian Bertolin was a bit disappointed they wouldn’t get to play in front of their home crowd.

“It save us having another backlog of games,” he said.

“It would have been nice to play but (forfeits) more often than you’d think.

“I suppose the benefit is that it gets rid of another good side from the tournament.”

Bertolin said this change hasn’t affected the team’s mindset.

“Leeton in Leeton is always one of the hardest games to play,” he said.

“We’ve never ever had an easy game in Leeton and I expect nothing different this time.”

Leeton are hopeful their international players will be right to suit up for the game whileHanwood will be missing a few of their own.

SeviTropea pulled up sore from their mid-week clash with Yoogali SC and will likely out for the Saturday contest.

This combined with star striker Dan Johnson sticking his hand up to strap on the keeping gloves in the absence of the team’sregular shot stopper and Hanwood will have their work cut out for them.

Leeton assistant coach Joe Trifogli was hopeful those internationalclearances would go through.

“We’ve had one cleared so far, so he’ll be right, but we’re just waiting on the other three,” he said.

“Hopefully we find out (Thursday night), so we can select our team.

“Our local guys did a really great job last week, as well some of the younger ones that came up from 18s.”

Trifogli said if United stuck to their guns, a win would come on Saturday night.

“If we do everything right and play good football, we know we can win,” he said.

“It’s another game under lights, which is a good experience.

“Last time we were at home we played under lights.

“Everyone will need to step up again to get the job done.”

First grade will kick off at 7pm at No. 1 Oval on Saturday.

Hanwood currently sit 2ndon the ladder while Leeton are in 4th.

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UFC stars teach next gen in Gunnedah

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The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has seen unprecedented growth in the last couple years and Gunnedah fans will have their chance to get up close and personal with stars from Thursday.

Brendan “Badger” O’Reilly (pictured) will join fellow UFC star Richy Walsh in Gunnedah for a host of workshops. Photo contributed.

Australian fighters Richy Walsh and Brendan ‘Badger’ O’Reilly arrived in town on Thursday afternoon to start a three day batch of workshops.

One of the organisers, Tim Jeffrey, said the visit will be about more than just fighting.

“Basically Richy and now Brendan “Badger” O’Reilly are to coming to town to do talks with the kids at Gunnedah South School and Gunnedah High School to promote healthy lifestyle, training, reaching your goals and to discuss where their careers have taken them,” Tim said.

“We are really excited to have them come to our little town and think it’s a great opportunity for people to meet someone from a small rural town [Richy is from Warren, NSW] who now travels the globe competing at the highest level of mixed martial arts in the UFC.

“While the guys are here they will also be linking up with Greg from Battle PT and hosting some training sessions on Saturday at the PCYC. There are still plenty of spots open,” he said.

The pair has grown accustom to big city fights and fanfare attached but Tim believes they’re just as eager to head to the bush.

“The guys have wanted to do a regional tour for a while now and after speaking with them, they decided Gunnedah would be a great place to start,” Jeffrey said.

The pair hit Gunnedah South Public School on Thursday with Greg Sams from Battle PT before they headed to Boggabri Rugby League Clubfor wrestling and grappling training.

Theyvisited Gunnedah High School on Fridaybefore making a trip out to the mines.

On Saturday, Richy and Badger will be holding three training sessions with the first a focus on MMA techniques, second a look at defence and techniques and the third is a youth class covering defence.

There is a cost for each session and to find out more contact Gunnedah PCYC on 6742 1586.

“We feel that the visit is an amazing opportunity for Gunnedah and an experience no one should miss,” Tim said.

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Basslink fault slowing internet

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The Telecommunications Ombudsman has reported an increase in complaints in Tasmania related to slow internet.

Opposition ICT spokeswoman Madeleine Ogilvie says ‘mum and dad consumers’ have been hurt by slow internet coinciding withthe Basslink cable outage.

“Mum and dad consumers and end users at home, have been paying for an internet service that they haven’t been getting and that’s because of the outages, and the lags and the delays,” she said.

“Ferguson [the IT minister]needs to pick up the phone either to the telecommunications ombudsman or the head of TPG and say this stuff’s not good enough: ‘I know it’s private sector, but I’m here to back for the people’.”

She said her office had received numerous requests for intervention, after service providers refused to provide customers with make-up data or a refund.

The Telecommunications Ombudsman reported 496 new complaints in Tasmania between January and March.

The most prominent issuein Launceston was reported to be issues with landline connection delay, in Hobart it was internet connection delay.

MsOgilvie said additional fibre optic capacity should be part of the feasibility study into the second Basslink, as it was more cost-effective to look at the two simultaneously.

Information Technology and Innovation Minister Michael Ferguson did not answer questions about compensation for internet customers or additional fibre capacity for a second Basslink.

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Rays face important stretch

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THREAT: The Illawarra Stingrays will be wary of Ellie Carpenter when they play the Football NSW Institute this weekend. Picture: GETTY IMAGESWITH a tough stretch closing in, Stingrays coach Earle Canvin has stressed the importance of picking up points over the next fortnight to his high-flying team.

Despite going unbeaten through the opening four rounds of the campaign, Canvin is wary of what’s on the horizon for the fourth-placedRays.

They’ll meet Football NSW Institute and the last-placed Emerging Jets in the next two weeks before playing all three of the competition’s other top-four clubs in a difficult three week stretch.

“Looking at this week and the following week, they are both games that we really want to pick up points in,” Canvin said.

“If we can, that will leave us in good stead going into a three tough games after that.”

The first of their important fixtures comes against the Institute at JJ Kelly Park on Sunday.The youthful opponentsare led by Matildas young gun Ellie Carpenter, who played in Australia’s Rio 2016 qualifying campaign.

Illawarra will also welcome back their own Matildas stars for the match as they look to continue their strong start which has seen them earn two wins and two to begin the campaign.

If they can emulate that form, Canvin believes his side will be tough to beat on Sunday.

“I will back the way we play nine times out of 10 if we can maintain it,” he said.

“The football we have been playing so far this season has been good and the girls seem to enjoy playing it.

“It’s based on an aggressive game in the forward third where we are continually asking questions.We want to continue that this weekend.”

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Daley’s Raiders at Kameruka

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NEW INCARNATION: Mick Daley is playing the Kameruka Hall on Saturday night with the Corporate Raiders.

Australian alternative country rocker Mick Daley is appearing in a new incarnation these days and he’s due to materialise this Saturday, May 7, at the historic KamerukaHall, sponsored by The Candelo Arts Society.

Best known as frontman for internationally touring outfit The Re-Mains,Daley’s new incarnation introduces an erudite voice in Australian folkmusic.

He’s playing with Tom Jones (double bass) and Adam Bell (guitar) as the Corporate Raiders.

With the release of his latest album Tiny Violins, Daley hits rough political waters. His newwork charts the venomous coal seam gas industry and parodies right-wingmedia columnists, as well assavaging the backwaters of love gone wrong.

Daley and The Raiders are touring that record, and also playing songs off his last albumCourage and Shuffle the Cards, along with select songs from his eight-album repertoire with the Re-Mains.

Appearing along with Mick and his band will be Canadian born singer/songwriter Adam Young.

Last seen in the ‘90s with grunge guitar bands The Daisygrinders and Big Heavy Stuff,Young was resigned to a decade and a half of mainstream employment, desultory giggingand the slow accumulation of new material.

But he was unable to keep the demons of country music out of his head and in exile Youngembraced them.

He wrote an album’s worth and engaged a team of crack musicians andproducers to harness the poltergeists.

The result, Elementary Carnival Blues, is all over theradio, all over the country.

While Youngcan’t take his band everywhere he goes, he’sstepping out solo to play those songs like they were written, on a plaintive acoustic guitar.

He’s back from the wilderness and he’s had a shower.

This is promising to be a great show, in which punters will also be treated to a debut appearance bylocal singer/songwriter Adrian McBeth. He’s been drinking some of that Candelo water, andhas some treats in store.

Entry is $15/$12 concession, with doors opening at 7.30pm.

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Singer brings country to kids

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Metella Road Public School was transformed into a musical wonderland when a suprise visitor performed at their school last week.

AmberLawrence, who was recently crowned ‘Female Artist of the Year’ at last yearsGolden Guitar Awards, is an Australian country music singer-songwriterwith four albums to her name.

“The vision for our school is to become a centre of excellence for public education and this involves, in part, providing students with access to a wide range of cultural opportunities in the arts,” relieving deputy principal, Nicole Parker said.

Ms Parker said theaward-winning Australian country music singer’sperformance at the school wasdriven by year 3teacherAlix Fekkes,“who has a passion for music and was teaching her class one of Amber’ssongs”.

“We’re astrong academic schoolandwe believe we also need to explore the creative arts aspart of our educational strategic plan,” she explained.

“Ithink academic achievement is definitely important but not all children are going to be high performers academically. We need to develop arts and culture in children so that they’re more exposed to another aspect that they might excel in.

“Untimately we’re trying toexpand the kids in other ways and teach themmusic appreciation.”

She said Lawrencetold her storyabout getting knocked back when she was trying topursuea career as a singer.

“I hope the kids take away the message of never giving up and apply it to all subjects,” Ms Parker said.

CREATIVE MOTIVATION: Australian award-winning singer and songwriter Amber Lawrence performed at Metella Road Public School on May 2. Picture: Geoff Jones

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A-League stars keen to shine

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STEADY: Hamilton’s former Kiwi star Leo Bertos. Picture: Sproule Sports Focus

MARQUEE menLeo Bertos and Daniel McBreenwant to give their teammore, starting with thetop of the table NPLclash between Hamilton and Edgeworth at Jack McLaughlan Oval on Friday night.

McBreen returns for Edgeworth in the 7.15pm game after missing their past two, while Bertos will again feature for leaders Olympic.

Bertos, 34, a 2010 World Cup player for New Zealand, rated his debut NPL campaignso faras “steady”.

“It’s taken a bit to adjust and get back out there,” he said.“I still haven’t hit my straps and I don’t feel like my match fitness is 100 per cent.These old legs are taking a bit longer to get sharper, but I’m getting there.”

McBreen, 39, the 2012-13A-League golden boot,was also looking for more.

“It’s been OK,” McBreen said.“I think I can do more, but that’s football. Sometimes you’re harder on yourself, but I think I can give more to the team.”

​Like Bertos,McBreen is coaching in the Emerging Jets program and said the commitments have been a factor. Eagles coach Damian Zane said McBreen would return in place of Dylan Holz. Daniel Minors would come in for the suspended Lachlan Pasquale.

“It’s been difficult to get to training because of the coaching I do myself, but I’ve told Zaney I want to do more work to get myself into what I feel is better fitness,” McBreen said.

“Hopefully we can work on that and I can feel better in myself on the pitch.”

For Hamilton, coach Michael Bolch said Tommy Spencer or Pat Brown would come in for the suspended Simon Mooney.

Meanwhile, Bertos said he was“just enjoying being part of the team. There’s been a few positional and role changes to adjust to as well, but all in all, I’mgoing OK.

“I’ve enjoyed my time so far.Not just on the field either. I’ve made good friends there and there are people at the clubI knew already.”

Bertos and McBreen crossed paths many times in the long careers in the A-League and have also completed C and B Licence coaching courses together recently.

Both were keen to get bragging rights on Friday night.

“The banter hasn’t started yet,”Bertos said. “I’ve been waiting for a message to pop up on my phone. I might have to send one and get it rolling.

“He had a hamstring niggle a couple of weeks ago, but I’m sure he’ll be right. He’s probably been saving himself for this one anyway.”

McBreen said: “We work together at the Jets, so there will be some banter and bragging rights.

“We’ve both been busy this week but I’m sure there’ll be some messages tonight of tomorrow.

“I’mlooking forward to giving him a kick,” McBreen laughed.

An Edgeworth junior, McBreen expected an intense contest against Olympic in the Northern NSW National Premier League grand final rematch. Both are unbeaten and on 10 points after four rounds.

“Back when I played at Edgy all those years ago, Hamilton were a big rival because they were doing so well at the time, so it’s a bit of the old derby again,” McBreen said.

“I’m looking forward to it, especially now with Leo there.

“You always want to play in the bigger games, no matter what league you’re in.

“At the moment, we’re both top of the table, so it should be good and I’m sure there might be some spice in it, with both teams fighting for that top spot.”

Bertos was new to the rivalry but said Olympic were up for the contest.

“It’s a big game and all the boys are excited for it,” he said.

“Just to test ourselves against the best, and see how we’re going ourselves,to see if we’re on that level, and then there’s that carrot of going top of the table.

“These are the games you want to play in, where it’s top of the table or there’s a good rivalry, it brings the best out of you.”

BACK: Daniel McBreen will lead the Eagles attack. Picture: Sproule Sports Focus

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Kings of theScramble

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THE 2016 HOLDEN SCRAMBLE CHAMPIONS: Scott Hamment, Brett Roach, Ross King and Fraser Hamment.ONE of the best fields for many years turned outfor the Lithgow City Holden Scramble.

Conditions were extremely tough followingthe overnight rains and the course being set upat its hardest, but it did not stop several teamsturning in excellent scores.

The best score of the day was an impressive56½ nett that came from the team of Scott andFraser Hamment, Brett Roach and Ross Kingwho combined to perfection.

The winners will now proceed to the regionalswhere they will be joined by Lithgow professionalGarry Nightingale in a five man team toplay at Riverside Oaks.

There was nothing between the top teamswith second place going to Mitch Luka, RayThompson, Brian Judge and Graeme Cheneywith a score of 57¼ nett.

Third place went to Simon Mobbs, RyanMiller, Jason Murray and Brett Scanlan on 575/8ths.

Fourth place saw Max, Ian and BrettNightingale and Michael Bennett finish with 58nett while fifth place was taken out by DamienMarjoram, Harry Bender, Paul Stewart andGrahame Dean on 56¼ nett.

Nearest the pin winners were Paul Bailey andMax Nightingale.

Thanks were extended at the presentation toLithgow City Holden for their continued supportof this major event and to VickiNightingale, Henriette Pedersen, Jenny Lewickiand Sue Brooks for providing lunch for the field.

Saturday’s event

A stroke event was contested with themonthly medals held in conjunction and,again, the scores were outstanding.

In A grade club champion Ian Nightingalewas in hot form shooting a two under par tocome in with a score of 68 nett to count outGary Wallace who finished as runner-up afteralso carding 68 nett.

Michael Bennett had a great day out scoring65 nett to take out the B grade section from runner-up Simon Mobbs on 66 nett.

The best nett score of the day came out of Cgrade with Alex Dengate finishing with 64 nettto take the prize from runner-up RayThompson on 65 nett.

Thompson has been in magnificent formover the past month.

Best scratch scores on the day went to: Agrade, Ian Nightingale 70; B grade, Rod Bright78; and C grade Ray Thompson 86 ocb.

The monthly medals, sponsored by RonEvans Painting, will see a play-off betweenNightingale and Wallace for the A grade medalnext month, while Bennett and Dengate wonthe B and C grade medals respectively.

Nearest the pin awards: Andrew Burton onthe second (71cm); Bob Charlton on the fourth(175cm); Johnathan Van Veen on the ninth(272cm); Ian Nightingale on the 13th (398cm)and Caleb Hanrahan on the 18th (62cm).

Ball winners were those with 71 nett and better.

Coming up

Tomorrow’s event will be a single stableford.

On Saturday May 14, a two ball best ball plussingles will be played with the event being aqualifier to proceed to the Blue Mountains partof the championship.

Last year, Ross Harrington and DanielBuckens made it through to win the BlueMountains qualifier and take part in the finalsat Bonville.

Nine hole events are on Wednesday, Fridayand Sunday and are open to allcomers.

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