Tim Auld has recognised Moyneyana Festival and Koroit Truck Show success.
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BIG SESSION: One of the toughest players in the Hampden League in the late 1990s and early 2000s headed to his holiday home in Port Fairy for a few days with his family. The bar flies said after a solidsession at a local watering hole, the man invited people back tohis abode, where sources say the exploits got bigger.

SURPRISED: APort Fairy sporting official was left stunned after a special presentation at local cricket. The flies said a St Kilda flag was presented to the one-eyed Saints fan, who described the organisers asformer mates following thepresentation.

RAN OUT: Apopular part-time Port Fairy cab driver was gobsmacked after his watchran out of battery life. The former Essendon super-star paid $1 for the watch five years ago in Vietnam. The new battery cost $10.

AMAZING: Congratulations to the Moyneyana Festival committee for putting on another great event. The group put in untold hours to ensure peoplehad a wonderful time. Thesuccess of the Koroit truck show should also be noted.

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Sky-high: Ballet dancer Samantha Yau will perform at HSC Callback 2015.Excellence in dance will be celebrated on February 12 when performing arts achievers take to the stage.
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Callback is the annual showcase of exemplary performances and exhibitions by 2015 HSC dance students.

Among the selected was St George Girls High School graduate Samantha Yau who takes to the stageon February 11.

The trained ballet dancer will perform an expressive dance titled ‘‘Seven Devils’’choreographed by her teacher.

Ms Yau, an accelerated year 12 student started dancing at age 7.

She completed the HSC dance elective in 2015.

There is a 1pm and 7pm performance session on February 11-12 at the Seymour Centre, Chippendale.

Ms Yau’s peers also received invitations to participate in other HSC showcase events.

Madison Jackson will perform her HSC drama monologue at OnSTAGE from February 6-12, andSidney Tulau and Sally Yang’s HSC artworks were chosen for inclusion in ARTEXPRESS.

St George Girls High School established its inaugural creative and performing arts faculty in 2015.

It brought together previously established subjects including drama, music and visual arts.

Faculty head Lisa Wright said it was an exciting development for the school, which celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2016.

“These subjects joining forces will provide our students with even greater opportunities, andbrings the school to the forefront of 21st century gifted and talented learning,” she said.

Details: 梧桐夜网artsunit.nsw.edu419论坛/dance/hsc-callback

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Northern Grampians Shire Council has named the Winter Woollies Festival theCommunity Event of the Year ­ in the Australia Day awards.
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Woolly success: David Rayner, Mayor Murray Emmerson, Cr Kevin Erwin and festival representatives Estelle Hirst and Jenny Greenberger.

The inaugural Winter Woollies Festival in Stawell partnered with the existing Model Railroaders Exhibition and Stawell Neighbourhood House to raise funds for Eventide Homes.

The festival aimed to encourage people from Stawell and the wider region to put their creativity to the test by knitting, crocheting, and spinning with wool to create winter warmers.

More than 1,000 people attended the display with almost $4,000 being donated to Eventide as a result.

Activities included yarn bombing, pom pom competitions, and workshops on an array of woolen crafts.

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LEADING THE CHARGE: Jacque Bateson was part of the Checkmates line-up to lead the run charge.
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ON TARGET: Tamish Caddy, pictured batting, was right on target pitching seven strike outs on Tigers batters in a very accurate display of control.

No local games are scheduled this weekend as an Association Representative B Grade side heads toAdelaide to compete in the annual Senior State Championships.

SAFE HITS: Chloey Hoare, along with Jess Finlayson, Evelyn Dumoi and Talisha Hillier, provided some relief with safe hits.

Minor round games start Friday night andcontinue through Saturday with the finals being decided Sunday morning.

Players from all local clubsmake up the team and they will be coached by Margie Wright and Anthea Dunbar with Michelle Eadesdoing the scoring for the team.

This is a great opportunity to represent Port Pirie and play games of softball against teams from other Country and Adelaide clubs.

Good luck to our team of PhillipaWoolford, Sonia Manfield, Dominique Fasciano, Georgia Eades, Tamisha Caddy, Evelyn Dumoi, PaulaPeterson, Talisha Hillier, Kerin Colgan, Mell Gonsalves, Helen Webb, Gabby Salt, Sam Burt and AnnRussack.

All in all this will be a full on Softball weekend with the team scheduled to play 6 games overtwo days plus finals should they finish in the top 4.

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Council looks for wave of art support Wave of the Day, by Middleton artist Chris Murphy, is currently located at Middleton Point.
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TweetFacebookWave of the Daysculpture to the Middleton community for more than 12 months.

It was initially part of the 2014 Salt Water Surf Art Festival.

The sculpture is of a giant wave, which was installed within the carpark landscaping at popular Fleurieu Peninsula surf site Middleton Point in May 2014.

Initially on loan for 12 months, a local petition garnered 380 signatures from people wanting to keep the sculpture in its current location.

If it is to be kept at Middleton Point, the artwork, worth about $15,000, must be purchased.

Following a recommendation from its arts advisory committee,Alexandrina Council has endorsed a recommendation that if the community raised half the cost of the artwork, council would match the funds to pay the other half.

The community needs to raise $7500 if it wants to keep Wave of the Day in its current location.

The public can make donations to the fundraiser through in the‘Mini Wave of the Day’ money box, which is currently in Middleton Bakery.

Middleton resident Vince LeRay organised the petition to keep Wave of the Day at Middleton Point. He said there is community support for the local artist’s sculpture to be kept where it is, and encouraged others to support the fundraiser.

“There is great support in this community for a local artist such as Chris and the sculpture is really valued by us all,” Vince said.

“In fact, if the number of signatories on the petition gave $40 each we would have the amount needed.”

The Alexandrinacommunity is no stranger to raising community funds to purchasepublic artworks, with similar fundraising campaigns being held at Mount Compass, Langhorne Creek, Strathalbyn, Middleton and Milang recently.

For more information about the fundraiser, contact the Alexandrina Council arts and cultural development officer Leah Graceon 8555 7289.

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ON AGAIN: Richie Robinson competes in last year’s Wagga Triathlon. The annual event is on again on Sunday at Charles Sturt University. Picture: Kieren L Tilly
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A $2000 purse will be on offer for the first time when the Riverina Tri Series gets underway at Wagga on Sunday.

Wagga Triathlon Club will kick off the season with their‘Come and Try Triathlon’ at Charles Sturt University.

The Wagga event will be the first of six races in the Riverina Tri Series, that also features triathlons at Ganmain, Temora, Cootamundra, The Rock and Narrandera.

For the first time the male and female series winner will both pocket $1000, courtesy of sponsor Leisure and Recreation Group.

“This is the first year and we hope it might make it that little bit more interesting for the serious competitors,” Wagga Triathlon Club president Chris Waring said.

“We’ve had enquires from as far as Albury so I think it has been a drawcard.”

The Wagga triathlon is more about beginners and Waring hopes to attract plenty of newcomers.

“What is most important to us is the participation factor,” he said.

To register in one of the four divisions visit 梧桐夜网waggatriclub.org

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A couple has appeared in court after being charged with multiple offences in the far north of the state on the weekend. A COUPLE faced court on Wednesday, January 27,after fleeing police and causing a two-day search at theStrzelecki Track.
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Kirt Field and Brooke Prince allegedly started the lengthy ordeal after theystole a Nissan Navara from a property at Lyndhurst on Saturday, January 23.

Police spotted the vehicle and attempted to have the offenders pull over by flashing their lights beforethe duoengaged in a police pursuit lasting around seven kilometres.

Mr Field is being charged with multiple offences by South Australiapolice including; illegal use of a vehicle, engaging in a police pursuit, attempting to assault a police officer, assaulting a police officer, damaging property by throwing rocks at a police car, and also for the Nissan Navara on fire.

Both Mr Field and Ms Prince were also charged with endangering the life of their three children, aged five, three, and 10 months.

The couple were arrested just before 7pm on Sunday, January 24, after the STAR Group andPolice Airwing were called in for assistance.

Once they were arrested they and their children were taken to the Leigh Creek Hospital for treatment.

On Monday, January 25,the couple were transferred to Port Augusta where they appeared in court and were subsequently remanded in custody so they could speak to a lawyer.

Mr Field did not apply for bail and will remain in custody until May 9, when he will again appear in court for a declaration hearing.

Ms Prince has been placed in home detention and will appear back in court on February 3, alsofor a declaration hearing.

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WINNERS: Dancers from the Roar Talent Dance Troupe with the spoils of their recents successes. Picture: Geoff JonesTWOtroupes from Richmond’s Roar Talent dance academy have been named category winners at Australia’s largest dance competition.
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Fifty Roar Talent students in 28 dance troupes competed at the Showcase National Dance Championships Finals on the Gold Coast last week, receiving two big prizes on the final night.

Hawkesbury weekend sports from January 23 | Pictures.

Roar Talent director, Cheryl Wade, said the Championships attracted over 10,000 people, with over 4,000 acts competing from Australia, New Zealand, America and Canada.

The Roar Talent students took-away five titles during the competition — for routines in the lyrical, tap, jazz, hip hop and contemporary genres — before going on to win outright in the junior category for a hip hop routine, and the teen category for a jazz routine.

“My performance group has trained a lot of hours to reach this level — more than eight hours per week throughout the year,” Wade told the Gazette.

The crew has scored two trips to Hawaii as prizes — which Wade says will go to the teachers this year — as well as $500 as runners-up in a third category.

“Last year we won a category and the kids got $1,000, but this year they decided to give it to the teachers. We put in a lot of work and donate a lot of our time. The kids got their trophies so they’re happy,” Wade said.

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UPDATED 3:30pm:TheBureau of Meteorology has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for heavy rainfall and damaging wind forparts North West Slopes and Plains, Central West Slopes and Plains, Riverina, Lower Western and Upper Western forecast districts.
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Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and damaging winds in the warning area in the next few hours.

Locations which may be affected include Moree, Dubbo, Cobar and Bourke.

Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in the Central Tablelands district and the warning for this district is cancelled.

At Walgett 46.2 millimetrefell in onehour between 11:30am and 12:30pm.

The next warning is due to be issued by 5:40pm.

EARLIER: TheBureau of Meteorology has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for heavy rainfall and damaging wind forparts of theCentral Tablelands,North West Slopes and Plains,Central West Slopes and Plains andUpper Western forecast districts.

Issued at 12:18pm the warning says severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and damaging winds in the warning area in the next fewhours.

Locations which may be affected include Walgett, Dubbo, Coonabarabran, Wellington, Coonamble and Nyngan.

The next warning is due to be issued by 3:20pm.

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True Hero: Greta Carey (right) accepts her Local Hero award from Ambassador David Rayner, Mayor Cr Murray Emerson and Member for Ripon Louise Staley. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER.Greta Carey’s courage in shaving off her hair for charity, has led to her being named Stawell’sLocal Hero ­​in the 2016 Australia Day awards.
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Greta raised $23,633 for the Leukemia Foundation by shaving off all 85 centimetres of her hair for the World’s Greatest Shave.

She was recognised as the highest fundraiser in Victoria and the 9th highest in Australia. Greta donated her hair to Pantene’s Beautiful Lengths Campaign where it was made into a wig to be given free of charge to a cancer patient.

Greta was shortlisted as one of 10 finalists in the 2015 Pride of Australia awards in the Young Leader category in recognition of her efforts.

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