Nukarni to host Bomber Thompson

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Mark ‘Bomber’ Thompson will be at the Merredin Regional Community and Leisure Centre tonight – don’t miss out!
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NukarniFootball Club is set to welcome AFL and Essendon legend Mark ‘Bomber’ Thompson at the Merredin Regional and Community Leisure Centre tonight.

The night will see a special talk from Bomber,as well as an auction and raffle on the night.

Whilethe football players themselves will be treated to a training session with Bomber earlier in the evening.

Tickets cost $30 which includesdinner with BYO supper plates and full bar facilities will be available.

Tickets can be purchased fromNewton’s Home Furnishing, Merredin Panel andPaint or Nukarni Football ClubCommittee Members (contactBrickieon 0427 084 603), or at the door tonight.

Don’t miss out on this one off chance for a meet and greet with one of AFL’s most prestigious figures.

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News in brief

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Small Biz Bus to roll up
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Local small business owners once again can access personalised advice from business experts when the Small Biz Bus visits Camden on Monday. The bus will visit 39 John Street, Camden, (near Epicure Store) from 9am to 3pm. Details: South West Sydney BEC on 1300 134 359 or visit 梧桐夜网smallbusiness.nsw.gov419论坛/hop-on-the-small-biz-bus.

‘Prost’ aids charity

It will be beer and German food at a fundraiser for the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia on Friday. The latest event for Camden’s Brett Gilleland’s Prost for Prostate fundraiser is a Soul Brews beer-tasting afternoon at Macarthur Grange Brewery at Smeaton Grange from 4pm to 9pm. All proceeds from the sale of $5 schooners will go to the charity.

High-rise plan to court

Residents opposed to a high-rise development at Mount Annan are expected to attend a new Land and Environment Court hearing in October. The three-day hearing from October 7 will hear arguments against new plans that were lodged for the Main Street site. The developer, Mount Annan 88 Pty Ltd, reduced the height of the 246 unit residential development from four storeys to three. The changes were described as “token” by residents who vowed to continue fighting the development. A conciliation hearing was held in April but Camden Council and the developer failed to reach an agreement. The court process began when the developer appealed to the court against the council’s “deemed refusal” of its development application, after no decision was made after 60 days of it being lodged.

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Barossa’s dual coaches

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NEW BAROSSA COACHES: Todd Miles (left) and Alan Obst.In a unique appointment North Adelaide key position players Todd Miles and Alan Obst will take over the 2016 senior coaching role with Barossa District from Roger James.
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Both have enjoyed long and diverse careers at high levels.

“Both ‘Alby’ (Alan) and I watched Barossa’s game against Angaston last Saturday,” Miles confirmed.

“There are a number of exciting young talents among that squad and we’re looking forward to nurturing and growing from this base.

“We’re looking forward to the challenge and having personally been involved in country football before going to town, I’m looking forward to being involved with a rural club again.”

Now 30, Miles is originally from the Adelaide Plains and played in a Hamley Bridge A grade flag as a teenager, before continuing his career at Mintaro-Manoora in the North Eastern.

It was third time lucky for Miles at SANFL league level, debuting against Central District in round one, 2009.

Traded to North Adelaide in 2011, he would become a captain of the Roosters, lead them to the 2013 Grand Final in the last SANFL league game at AAMI Stadium and also secured his initial best and fairest award at any level, the Barrie Robran Medal.

At 191cm and 96 kgs, Miles has played 128 SANFL games currently.

Obst, a junior at South Gawler, who played in a BLG under 15s premiership in 2001, has enjoyed a long and injury plagued career.

He was a state under 18s player, had a single season on the Crows list and then after being in the 2007 SANFL league flag with Central District, received a second crack at AFL level, having three seasons with the Kangaroos.

Making AFL debut in round eight of 2008 in Brisbane just before his 21st birthday, he endured a collapsed lung and was unable to fly home with his team mate, travelling back to Melbourne by car in a 17 hour trip on his special day.

The 193cm, 88 kg marking forward played his 48 senior SANFL game on Sunday against his former club, Central District.

Obst confirmed his decision was driven by the inability for his body to hold up at SANFL level.

“I grew up playing in the BL&G and am really looking to sink my teeth into local football next year,” Obst said.

“I have fond memories of my junior days and still can vividly remember the 2001 flag. Injuries have been a frustration since coming back to SANFL football.”

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RUGBY LEAGUE: Goannas disappointing in loss to Macquarie

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The Cessnock Goannas were soundly beaten 36-16 by the Macquarie Scorpions at Peacock Field on Saturday.The Cessnock Goannas put in their most disappointing performance of the season when they were beaten 36-16 by Macquarie on Saturday.
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The Goannas went into the game knowing that a win – although a month out from the finals – would almost assure them of an all-important top three spot, so there was plenty to play for.

The Scorpions opened the scoring in the fifth minute when they put a kick in behind the Goanna defence to cross out wide for a 4-0 lead.

The Goannas completely dominated the next 20 minutes and came up with two tries of their own.

The first was scored by Brendan Hlad when he supported a great Geordie Connelly break, and Willie Heta added the extras.

Then in the next set, Jared Edwards scored out wide after chasing a bomb from Heta to take the lead to 10-6.

Macquarie scored next, following on from a dropped ball to level the scores at the 20-minute mark.

The game was even until a minute from half-time when the Scorpions received a penalty and scored in the next set. They converted as the hooter sounded for a 16-10 lead.

At the break Goannas coach Craig Miller was critical of the team’s poor ball security and failure to defend their errors, and asked for more intensity in their defence.

Macquarie were first to score after the break and went to a 22-10 lead, and kicked a penalty shortly after to take the game further out of Cessnock’s reach.

More errors put the Goannas under pressure and the Scorpions scored again.

Heta crossed for a consolation try and converted, and Macquarie scored the final points for a full time score of 36-16.

Players’ player went to outstanding young front rower Noah Easton, while Shaun Metcalf and Reed Hugo also played well.

Reserve grade continued their climb up the ladder with a hard-fought 26-16 win.

Cessnock’s tries were scored by Jade Antcliffe (two), Dylon Edwards, Zeb Dunstan and Kori Barber, who made a welcome return after his adventure playing in the English league.

Brent Mendyke kicked three goals and was named players’ player, others to play well were Sam Wilson, Oliver Powell and Dean Wearing.

Open age achieved their second win of the season with an impressive 32-14 victory.

Tries were scored by Jarrod Harris (two), Arch Dunstan, Rhys Binns, Jason Smith and Bailey Bromage with Bromage kicking four goals.

Players’ player went to Harris, and the whole team performed well with Ryan Evans, Jake Russell and Josh Nitz being the stand-outs.

This week the Goannas have another week off with the dysfunctional draw.

The following Saturday (August 8) they will play Souths at home. It will be the Goannas’ annual family day with activities for children. More details next week.

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Dogs can bring their people too

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Community walk: The Campbelltown-Camden Doggie Dates Facebook group members Sharon Marsh, K9 trainer Sammy Symons, Te’re Melrose and Kara Gee with their dogs. Picture: Simon Bennett
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Dogowners continue to embrace a new social media group where they can organise dog-friendly gatherings across Macarthur.

Harrington Park’s Te’re “TJ” Melrose and Picton’s Kara Gee teamed up to start the Campbelltown-Camden Doggie Dates Facebook group to make it easier for locals and their canine companions to meet and attend walks in the community.

Co-founder Mrs Melrose said the “free and friendly social dog walking group” was a great opportunity to socialise dogs and meet other friendly, like-minded people, share ideas and get some exercise.

“We felt people needed the opportunity to socialise their dogs on leash as while dog parks are wonderful and have their place, there can be issues too,” she said.

“This offered something different with closer supervision of people’s dogs as well as the chance to explore our beautiful area and meet other like-minded people.”

The group runs walks in the Macarthur region about once a month which pre-ranked as either easy or moderate, according to course difficulty and wheelchair/scooter access.

The group alternate walks between Saturday and Sunday and try other areas to give everyone an opportunity to attend.

Mrs Melrose said the group had more than 370 members and “about 20 to 30” people including K9 trainer Sammy Symons attend the walks.

Mrs Melrose said people without dogs were also welcome. It will host its first out of area walk in Picton on August 9. Meet at Picton Bowling Club at 10.15am.

To find up more, search “Campbelltown-Camden Doggie Dates” on Facebook.

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Mum’s final act saves toddler son in fatal escalator accident

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The mother and son approaching the end of the escalator, where they are greeted by workers. Photo: SuppliedA woman saved her young son but lost her own life after the platform at the top of an escalator collapsed and she fell into the machine’s mechanism.
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Horrifying surveillance footage of the incident showed the woman going up the escalator, holding the boy, at theAnliang Department Store in Jingzhou, China, on Sunday.

The woman, named as 30-year-old Xiang Liujuan, stepped off the top of the escalator onto a metal plate, which collapsed under her. Still holding her two-year-old son, she pushed him onto the solid floor ahead of her.

A worker briefly managed to grab the woman’s hand, but she is quickly dragged down out of sight as worker’s hurried her son away.

As the floor at the end of the escalator gives way, the mother pushes her son to safety. Photo: Supplied

Rescuers told local newspaperWuhan Evening Newsthat the victim was sucked into the machineryof the escalator below floor level. Firefightershad to cut up the treads to pull her body out, which took nearly four hours.

The woman’s husband was lower on the escalator, following his wife and son, as the event unfolded. He said that all had appeared normal when they first stepped on the escalator.

An uncle from the family told a local news site that the family had been warned about the malfunction while alreadyon their way up.”When they were halfway from the sixth floor to the seventh floor, two assistants at the top of the escalator started to tell them that the footplate of the escalator is broken,”the uncle said.

An unnamed source said workmen had forgotten to secure the metal panel with screws after carrying out recent maintenance work.

A worker looks at the hole moments after the mother disappeared. Photo: Supplied

It is the latest death involving escalators to have taken place in China in recent years,The Independentsaid.

In 2012, a young boy died after getting stuck in an escalator in a Beijing store.

The previous year, a boy was killed and several people injured after an escalator in an underground station in Beijing suddenly reversed direction.

Stuff.co.nzwith staff writers

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Gold for tinned milk

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DEMOLITION: The prospective site for the new Camperdown Dairy International factory was cleared earlier this year. Picture: Angela Marshall.
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MORE farms are set to be purchased by Camperdown Dairy International as the fledgling processor builds on a successful Chinese deal.

Camperdown Dairy International signed a $9 billiondeal last week to supply infant formula to China over the coming decade, accelerating plans to establish a new processing site on the site of the town’s old Bonlac factory.

Great Wall Capital Trading director Damien Weis helped secure the Chinese deal for Camperdown Dairy.

The Hong Kong-based businessman said Camperdown’s “verticallyintegrated” model, meaning the company had control over all aspects of production, appealed to Chinese consumers.

Importation of infant formula into China has grown at an astonishing rate since the 2008 melamine scare when Chinese made powdered milk killed six children and hospitalised thousands.

“Camperdown has a great story in that the consumer knows the company has control from the farm to the packaging and everything in between,” Mr Weis said. “That vertically integrated model is very attractive.

“Brand name trust is so important and consumers are willing to pay a premium for it.”

The Camperdown Dairy deal is set to­triple Australia’s existing exports of infant formula from five million 900 gram tins to 15 million tins in the coming years.

The company owned by miningentrepreneur Bill McDonald has already purchased a massive dairy farm in the Mount Gambier region and is set to expand its landholdings in the coming months.

Apart from the Camperdown factory, the company also owns anoperational milk powder plant and cannery in Melbourne’s south-eastern suburbs.

“Having ownership of the production process has allowed Camperdown to set up a tracking service,” Mr Weis said.

“With the swipe of a smartphone, the customer can find out the details on every step of the process back to when the cows were milked.”

Mr Weis said the way Chinese families purchase infant formula was quite different to Australia assupermarkets played a smaller role.

“The breakdown of sales in China is roughly 30 per cent purchased online, 30 per cent in supermarkets and the remaining 40 per cent is fragmented into different sorts of retailers, for instance, mother-and-baby-shops,” he said.

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What’s On

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This week

■Friday, July 31: Camden Antiques and Collectables Fair, 6pm-8pm, Camden Civic Centre. Also Saturday, August 1, 10am-5pm and Sunday, August 2, 10am-4pm. Details: 4655 8681 or camdenciviccentre南京夜网419论坛.

■Saturday, August 1: Camden Country Quilters Guild Exhibition, 9.30am-4pm, AH and I Hall, Argyle Street, Camden. Cost $6. Also Sunday, August 2. Details: Lesley, 0400 631 314.

■Saturday, August 1: Cobbitty Village Markets, 8am-1pm, Cobbitty school grounds. 100 stalls with arts, craft, produce, plants and more, musical entertainment, hot food, and kids activities. Details: 0438 512 728 or 梧桐夜网cobbittymarkets南京夜网419论坛.

■Sunday, August 2: St Thomas More Fete, 9am-4pm, with rides, food, entertainment, kids activities and a used car giveaway from Wakeling Automotive. Details: [email protected]南京夜网.

■Sunday, August 2: Raby Spiritualist Church healing day, 2.30pm, Scouts Hall, Sunderland Drive, Raby. Details: 0479 095 203.

■Monday, August 3: Campbelltown and Airds Historical Society open day at Glenalvon House, 10am-1pm. Details: 4625 1822.

■Monday, August 3: Campbelltown Group of the Embroiderers’ Guild NSW meeting, 10am-2pm, Campbelltown Arts Centre. Details: 4634 1394.

■Monday, August 3: First meeting of a new support group for people diagnosed with bowel cancer, Wests Leagues Club, 7pm. Guest speakers on diet and exercise, meditation and relaxation. Details: Bobbie, 0477 741 569 or [email protected]论坛.

■Tuesday, August 4: The Quota Club of Campbelltown dinner raising funds for the Disabled Horse Riders, 6.30pm for 7pm, Campbelltown RSL Club. Guest speaker Paralympic gold medal winner Julie Higgins. RSVP by Wednesday, July 29. Details, RSVP: Barbara, 4604 2126.

■Tuesday, August 4: Picton VIEW Club lunch meeting, 11am, Picton Bowling Club. Fiftieth anniversary celebration, gold and white theme. Bookings essential, new members welcome. Details: Helen, 4677 3036.

For your diary

■Wednesday, August 5: Campbelltown Evening VIEW Club meeting, 7.30pm, Campbelltown Catholic Club. Guest speaker Tony Asquith on orchid growing. Details: Rhonda, 4625 9772.

■Thursday, August 6: Illawarra Machine Knitters fashion paraide, 10.30am, Camden Uniting Church Hall, John Street, Camden. Cost $10 including light lunch. Details: 4655 7838.

■Saturday, August 8: Campbelltown and Airds Historical Society open day at Glenalvon House, 10am-1pm. Details: 4625 1822.

■Sunday, August 9: Waminda Markets and Soldiers Settlement Museum open day, 9am-2pm, Campbelltown East Public School. Stalls $10. Details: Kerrie, 4626 2022, or Gillian, 0407 996 620.

■Saturday, August 15: Campbelltown and Airds Historical Society Ivor G Thomas lecture, 1.30pm, St David’s Church Hall. Guest speeches on Fred Sheather, Harley Daley, Percy Marlow, Arch Walker, Gordon Fetterplace, and Kath Whitten. Details: 4625 1822.

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Quacks in chimney promptpeeking duck rescue

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Donna Smith next to the patched-up hole where the ducks were found and eventually rescued. Inset: The moment the ducks finally came out of the disused chimney Picture: Jonathan CarrollAT first, the noise might have been a rat or small bird which had somehow found its way into a part of the house that Donna Smith and her family could not.
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Within two days, the noise got louder and a possum was being blamed.

But with perseverance and the help of the Cessnock Volunteer Rescue Association, Mrs Smith and her family have saved a pair of wood ducks which spent three sooty days inside a disused chimney.

‘‘If a duck could show expressions then these ones showed sheer relief when they finally got out,’’ Mrs Smith said. ‘‘You should have seen their eyes.’’

Mrs Smith first heard the bizarre noise in her Cessnock home last week. By Sunday morning, and after a sleepless night, the rescue association members were called but could not find anything.

It was not until Sunday afternoon that the Smiths could home in on a disused chimney and called the volunteers again.

When lassos from the roof did not work, the Smiths said there was no choice but to cut through the wall.

‘‘When they first said we had ducks in the wall I just felt sick, I have always loved ducks and they turn up at our place every year,’’ Mrs Smith said. ‘‘I was just ecstatic they could get them out.

‘‘They are great guys, those rescue boys, they could not have done any more.’’

Covered in soot and distressed, the female ducks were taken away by the rescue volunteers and released in a large pond at Cessnock.

The Smiths still have a hole in the wall.

‘‘We just need to get that chimney blocked off, we can’t have this happen again,’’ Mrs Smith said.

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Mr Pinup takes home title

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Pinup: Steve Bernhard as Mr Phoenix Divine in a photo from the state shoots. Picture: Boogie Bop Dames Pinup: Steve Bernhard as Mr Phoenix Divine in a photo from the state shoots. Picture: Boogie Bop Dames
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After entertaining audiences around the country with the Miss Pinup Australia competition, Steve Bernhard has finally finished — as a winner.

The Narellan Vale competitor in the Mr Pinup category walked away with the crown after Sunday’s national grand final event in Melbourne, and he couldn’t be prouder of his achievements.

‘‘It was awesome,’’ he told the Advertiser.

‘‘I did everything that I needed to in the competition, and more, performing in all the state heats.

‘‘It was a lot more fun in the grand final.’’

Mr Bernhard, who competes as Mr Phoenix Divine, entertained the Victorian crowd with a humorous routine that had them ‘‘crying with laughter’’.

He said he was far less nervous in the national final than he had been in the heats, and has noticed his self-growth throughout the year.

‘‘To be honest, the highlight for me is actually that I’ve found I do love myself, I like myself, which is something that I couldn’t say before,’’ he said.

‘‘I have a lot more self-respect — it’s phenomenal, [the Miss Pinup competition] is a journey of self-growth.’’

Fellow Macarthur local Danielle Mumford, who competes as Miss Rouge Pearl, was named the first runner-up as the overall Miss Pinup Australia for 2015, and will, like Mr Bernhard, continue to be involved with the competition for the next year and beyond.

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