Police pursuit ends in backyard pool

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PURSUIT: A car has crashed through a fence and into a pool at Hobartville following a police pursuit through Sydney’s western suburbs. Picture: Top Notch.A woman has been charged after she lead police on a chase through Sydney’s western suburbs before crashing into backyard pool in Hobartville, with her seven-year-old daughteron board.

Police were following reports of erratic driving through the streets of the lower Blue Mountains on Monday when they gave chase to Hyundai Sedan.

Police went in pursuit of the car through suburbs including Penrith and St Marys beforeterminating itdue to serious concerns for the welfare of the driver.

Information was given to officers from Blue Mountains Local Area Command and an operation was commenced utilising an unmarked police vehicle in an attempt to stop the Hyundai.

Officers located the vehicle just after 6.20pm heading east the Great Western Highway when they noticeda child in the passenger seat.

The vehicle continued, at the posted speed limit, on the M4, allegedly driving erratically, and turned at Wallgrove Road. Another attempt was made by officers to pull the car over however it failed to stop.

The Hyundai was seen to turn into Tarragen Avenue, Hobartville, and police followed.

Police will allege the driver put the vehicle into reverse and accelerated harshly causing the car to drive through a fence and into a backyard swimming pool.

The engine was still running as police jumped into the pool and rescued the six-year-old girl and her 37-year-old mother.

The woman was seen by NSW Ambulance Paramedics at the scene before being taken to Nepean Hospital where she is currently being medically assessed.

The child is now in the care of her father

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New hotel for ever expanding Wagga

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An artist’s view of the Rules Club complete with its accommodation block.

WAGGA Wagga’s population is set to grow by 16,500 people between now and 2031 and local development is keeping up.

Chief executive of Choice Hotels Asia-Pacific Trent Fraser with President of Wagga Rules Club Paul Sutton, Wagga mayor Rod Kendall and Rules Club general manager Jack Jolley.

A $15 million hotel complex is the latest construction site in the town which is already home to 55,000 people.

The complex will be run by the Choice Hotel group and will adjoin the Wagga Rules Club premises. It will sleep 160 people.

“It’s beena long held goal of the club to have accommodation on site and it’svery pleasing and exciting to get through the planning stage,” said Rules Club chief executiveJack Jolley.

The Rules Club is also redeveloping itsconference facilities. Once complete, the club will have the capacity to host more than 350 people for functions –making it the largest in Wagga.

Wagga mayor Rod Kendall said the development will go some way to meeting the city’s growing need for accommodation and functionspace.

“Demand for rooms and conference facilities continues to grow in Wagga –it’s great to see,” Mr Kendall said.

Mr Kendall said the Rules Club complex is the latest in a string of multi-million dollar developments for the city.

“We’ve just openedthe partially redeveloped hospital –a projectwhich cost $285 million. We have another $170mpromised forthe next stage,” he said.

“There’s an office suite development happening on Murray Street and the redevelopment of the Old Mill site continues.”

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School Bonus rolled out for last time

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THE Schoolkids Bonus has beenrolled out to hundreds of Lake Macquarie and Wyong Shire families –but parents are advised this is the last year they will receive the payments.

The annual payments amount to $430 for each primary school child (paid in two installmentsof $215) and $856 for each secondary school child (two installments of $428).

Eligibility criteria apply for the payment.

Federal Member for Shortland Jill Hall said the former Labor governmentintroduced the Schoolkids Bonus in 2012.

“It was designed to ease the many expensive school-related costs, includinguniforms, textbooks, stationery, school shoes and more,” Ms Hall said.

“The Schoolkids Bonus has been a significant help to many families who arebalancing their daily cost of living expenses.

“But the Turnbull-Abbott government voted to scrap the payment in 2014 and now itis on its final round.

“This month will see the final summer payments for families in our region. The lastpayment under the program will be in July 2016.”

She said families would not be able to depend on this paymentafter 2016.

“Coupled with the increasing health care costs and a possible GST hike, the averagecost of living will only get tougher under the Turnbull government,” Ms Hall said.

For details on the eligibility criteria for the bonus, as well as other payments and services, go the Department of Human Services website athumanservices.gov419论坛.

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City a great place to visit

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TRAVELLERS: International residents at The Original Backpackers have felt welcomed by Griffith residents.AS A majoragricultural region of Australia, Griffith plays host to a large number of international travellerswho pass in and out in a whirlwind of 88 dayintervals.

Backpackers hoping to extend their working holiday visas for another year have flocked to hostels like The Original Backpackers in Binya Street to complete their 88 days of regional work and admitthey have been pleasantly surprised by both the work available and the town itself.

“I met a girl in Brisbane who had been here and she gave me anumber,I came here on the Sunday and I was working on the Monday,”Gemma Irving, a support worker from Newcastle, England, said.

Her story was echoed around the common room.

“When I first thought about doing myfarm work I really thought it was going to be in the middle of nowhere,” continuedMiss Irving“It’s not actually bad.I’vegot shops and pubs and stuff and I thought that I was going to have nothing. I’m staying longer than 88 days to save more money.”

Fellow backpacker Rosie Bartholomew, a criminology student from Essex, England, felt the same.

“We’ve been spoiled,” Miss Bartholmew said. “There’s some people who have no Wi-Fi, no air-conditioning, they’re on a farm in the middle of nowhere, it’s like 40 minutes to the nearest supermarket … we’re very lucky.”

Though Miss Bartholomew was impressed with Griffith, she admittedthe work itself was challenging.“The work isnot good, but the people make it good,” she said.

Daniellle O’Reilley from London, England also findsthe work difficult.“It’s farm work so it’s always going to be tough,” she said.“The first two weeks are really hard because we’re not used to doing anything like it, we’re used to having nice jobs at home that we have chosen to do and that we are interested in and then you go to something that is physically demanding in 40 degree heat.”

Despite only staying for short periods of time, all three girls admitted they have felt welcomed by the Griffith locals. “You hear lots of stories of people getting ripped off,” Miss Irving said. “ (But)there’s nothing like that here.”

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Society set for bumper ‘16

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FILM LOVERS: Southern Fleurieu Film Society members Michael Masters, John Moore, Heather Masters and chairperson Mike Tye.A local group of film buffs has called out for new members to register for the 2016 season.

The Southern Fleurieu Film Society (SFFS) will screen movies in Centenary Hall, Goolwa, and once a monthat Milang andClayton Bay, throughout the year.

SFFSis a membership-based, non-profit community group that celebrates film as an art form and encourages social interaction between its members.Now in its fourth year, SFFS has more than 200 members and is encouraging others to join.

Films are screened on the first Wednesday of each month at 7pm in Centenary Hall, with the first screeningon Wednesday, February 3.

SFFS also screens films monthly in Milang on the first Friday of each month and in Clayton Bay on the second Wednesday of each month, all starting at 7pm.

Group members from Victor Harbor, Goolwa, Finniss, Willunga, Yankalilla and Clayton Bay are currently registered.

The films are chosen for their cinematic quality and are from a range of countries, genres, and eras.The 2016 selection of films set to play includes Made in Dagenham, Chinese Takeaway, Bagdad Cafe, Pollock,Rabbit Proof Fence and Amelie, among others.

Members pay an annual fee of $50 which entitles them to attend 11 screenings. Each feature film is preceded by a short, five minute introduction to the film by chairperson Mike Tye and member Heather Masters.

Mike saidSFFS is a wonderful way to enjoy a night out, see a good film, and meet new friends.

“It’s encouraging film as an art form, and encouraging social interaction,” he said.

“It’s a really vibrant community group that people enjoy coming to, and we’ve been told it’s good for the businesses on Cadell Street too.”

Heather said the group “exposes them (members) to films they wouldn’t normally see”.

“It gives them a different perspective on things,” she said.

For more information on how to join or for a copy of this year’s program, contactMikeon 0438 800 066 or email [email protected]南京夜网419论坛

Alternatively, search for ‘Southern Fleurieu Film Society’ on Facebook.

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Farmers’ Market reaches a milestone

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Tricia Ashelford, Kiama Farmers’ Market manager.

Kiama Farmers’ Marketcelebrates its second birthday on Wednesday,February 3.

Farmers’ Market managerTricia Ashelford said as theyheaded into the third year of running the market, they were still amazed by the community support for it- rain or shine.

MrsAshelford said the celebration was a way of thanking the community for their ongoing support of the markets on a weekly basis.

“We’ve got plans for a big birthday cake, giveaways, kids’ games, music and community involvement – so it should be a great day on Black Beach,” she said.

“Our other news is that we were successful in securing a $1000 grant for Seniors Week 2016 from the Department of Family andCommunity Services.

“We plan to run an amazing market on Wednesday,April 6as part of the Seniors Week program and will be engaging with the Kiama council, Slow Food Saddleback, Kiama Community Garden and the Kiama Primary School to host a wonderful day of activities at this special market day.”

The Kiama Farmers’ Market is heldevery Wednesdayat Black Beach.

The market is started each week by the“ringing” of the bell and insummer (October to April) the market runs from 3pm-6pm and then reverts to 2pm-5pm in winter (May to September).

No market trading takes place until the bell has been rung.

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Good time to release surplus

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SOUTHAustralian and West Australian hay growers are being urged to release hay supplies to take advantage of burgeoning international demand and favourable prices.

Australia’s leading hay processor and exporter Balco is looking to buyhay from farmers to help meet increased demand from across Asia.

Balco chief executive Rob Lawson said many growers had reported hay was thebest gross margin crop this season, with favourable prices currently on offer.

“Now is the time to open shed doors and get any excess hay onto the export market,” he said.

“The expectation is the international market will continue to provide better returns than the domestic market for hay.

“China has a growing appetite for high-quality Australian hay while there is continued demand from Japan, Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia and Korea.”

Mr Lawson said adding to the demand was the emergence of new markets where dairies are acquiring a taste for Australian hay.

“Balco has recently exportedhay for the first time to Vietnam, where we see strong potential over the coming years,” he said.

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New club up for approval

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CONSIDERATION: Civic leaders are expected to consider supporting a merged club at the golf course.Port Pirie Regional Council has been asked to back a proposal for a merger of the BH Community Club and the Port Pirie Golf Club.

Civic leaders are expected, at a meeting on Wednesday night, to give their in-principle support to the venture.

Both clubs have agreed to the move and seek permission for this to take place at the golf course on Crown land which council has control of.

Council is expected to refrain from financial involvement in the project.

It was approached by a consortium including the BH club, golf club and a company calledHospitality Administration Team.

Council chief executive officer Andrew Johnson, in the agenda papers for the meeting, described the proposal as “exciting”.

Hesaid it could “breathe new life” into the golf club and BH club and provide facilities to residents ofthe city’s southwest.

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Blitz snares drug drivers

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One in five drivers tested for drugs over the Australia Day pseudo-long weekend returned positive results for methamphetamine, while only one driver was charged with drink-driving.

Acting Sergeant Dave Sanders of the Bendigo Highway Patrol said a 24-year-old White Hills woman, a19-year-old Bendigo man and a 21-year-old Flora Hill woman all tested positive forice on Sunday, with the latter also charged with driving while disqualified.

On Tuesday, a32-year-old Bendigo man tested positive for methamphetamine and cannabis while driving an unregistered vehicle without valid number plates and was also charged with failing to have an alcohol interlock fitted.

Acting Sergeant Sanders said police performed a total of 21 drug tests at the weekend and one in five positive results was a higher than usual strike rate.

“Peoplejust need to not do drugs and drive,” he said.

“It affects everyone in different ways and no one knows how it will affect them becausewe don’t know what’s actually in it.

“It’snot tested like alcohol,you know what’s in alcohol, [synthetic]drugs are manufactured with unknown materials so you can’t be 100 per centsure what’s in them.”

Meanwhile a 50-year-old woman from Kangaroo Flat was charged with drink-driving after recording a blood alcohol level of .072 in Bridge Street on Saturday afternoon.

The Bendigo Highway Patrol conducted just under 700 breath tests over the four day period.

Three motorists were charged for driving with a suspended licence, five were charged with driving without a licence and 14 were charged with driving unregistered vehicles.

Acting Sergeant Sanders said it was the responsibility of anyone who borrowed a car to ensure that the vehicle was registered.

“Driversneedto ensure that thecarthey’redriving isregistered so they canavoid getting an almost $800fine,” he said.

More than 40drivers were booked for speeding, including six who were caught driving at more than 25km/h over the speed limit and are expected to lose their licence for at least six months as a result.

Acting Sergeant Sanders said the worst case of speeding was recorded by a 20-year-old Tylden man who was clocked at 179km/h in a 100km/h zone on the Old Calder Highway in Taradale.

His vehicle was impounded along with five others.

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Former Burnie Archdeacon to be focus of royal commission

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A PEDOPHILE priest was promoted to Archdeacon of Burnie by a former AnglicanBishop who had been told of allegations he had behaved inappropriately with young boys, a royal commission has heard.

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse is holding hearings in Hobart from Wednesday to Friday, February 5.

In her opening address, Counsel Assisting Naomi Sharp said then Bishop of Tasmania Phillip Newell was made aware of allegations from three boys about inappropriate behaviour from Louis Daniels in 1987,then the chairman of the Church of England Boys Society.

Daniels and former TasmanianPriest Garth Hawkins, both convicted pedophiles, are the main focus of the inquiry relating to Tasmania.

The inquiry will look into the response of the Anglican Dioceses of Tasmania, Adelaide, Brisbane and Sydney and the Anglican Church affiliated CEBS to allegations of child sexual abuse perpetrated by people involved with CEBS.

Ms Sharp said Bishop Newell received written statements from two of the boys and spoke with Daniels,who did not deny the allegations.

She said one boy reported abuse at the hands of Daniels toBishop Newell in 1987, and was told he was receiving counselling at another meeting.

Daniels moved from East Devonport to take up the position of Burnie Rector in 1988.

The inquiry heard he was promoted to Archdeacon by Bishop Newellin 1989.

Daniels resigned from the Church in 1994 after Bishop Newell was advised charges had been laid against Daniels.

He was convicted of child sex offences in 1999 and then convicted of child sex offences against a further 10 boys in 2005.

Daniels and Hawkins are expected to give evidence to the inquiry.

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