Police continue to investigate death in Mackay house

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Police say forensic evidence will be critical to determining how a 39-year-old Mackay woman died, after her body was found in a house on Friday night.
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The woman had suffered neck injuries when emergency services found her at the Beaconsfield home on Ellul Court about 10.10pm Friday.

Investigators took a man into custody but he was released and not charged.

Detective Acting Inspector Jeremy Novosel said the post-mortem would be completed in the coming days.

“At this point in time a crime scene has been declared at that premises. We’ve got our scientific and scenes of crime officers conducting forensic examinations which will aid in our inquiries and investigations,” he told reporters on Sunday.

“We’ve certainly spoken to a lot of witnesses who were at that scene. We like to get as much background, as much information as we can leading up to the circumstances.”

Police believe a triple-0 call was placed to emergency services from the house.

He said the man and woman were known to each other, but was unsure whether they were partners.

Detective Acting Inspector Novosel declined to say whether a weapon was found at the scene or go into detail about the woman’s injuries, saying that information formed part of the police investigation.

Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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Handing over the teaching reins

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GO NORTH: Gary Begley is in the Northern Territory to meet its Education Minister Peter Chandler at Parliament House as part of a mission to pass on saddle-making skills to students in the outback. Photo: BRIAN WOOD 060915saddle2A saddle maker from Bathurst is gearing up to share his trade with teachers in the Northern Territory so they can return to the classrooms and pass on the craft to their students.
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Kelso’s Gary Begley runs Saddlery Australia, which incorporates Burrum River Saddlery School, and clearly loves what he does for a living.

In fact, “Begs”, as he likes to be called, will visit Parliament House in Darwin tomorrow as part of a new venture with its government.

The visit will see him pass on his skills to seven teachers, who will then return to their local rural and remote communities armed with the knowledge and equipment to teach high school students to make their own saddles, bridles and reins.

Mr Begley said he had pre-prepared kits with all the leather already cut for each of the students to make their own saddle as part of their school agricultural studies.

“It’s all about teaching the teachers so they can teach the kids,” he said. “Our first meeting to kick things off will be with the Northern Territory’s Education Minister Peter Chandler at Parliament House in Darwin. We’ll be in town for about three days before returning back to Bathurst.

“Saddlery is a lost art these days, so this will really help pass on the knowledge we have. The kids can take ownership of the saddle they make, knowing that when it’s finished, it will be their pride and joy.

“They really want to do a good job because they will be riding their own horse in that very same saddle and showing it off to all their mates.”

Mr Begley said he had plenty of travel coming up as he and wife Lesley take their whip and saddle-making schools to the outback.

“We off to Dimensions in Leather Expo again in Brisbane in July and after that we will drive to Longreach in August to run a saddlery school at the Stockman’s Hall of Fame. This will be our second year there,” he said.

“After that it’s off across the Barclay region in the Northern Territory to the Three Ways and down to Alice Springs where we will meet up the seven trainers from four different schools in the NT as a follow up to the meeting with the minister.”

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Sullivan mixes it up on way to derby triumph and ninth straight victory

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ON THE MOVE: Orange CYMS lock Tim Mortimer scores in the Group 10 derby against Orange Hawks. Photo: KELLY LUCAS 0620klrugby6RUGBY LEAGUE
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THAT’S nine.

Orange CYMS continued on their merry way throughout the 2015 Group 10 season on Saturday night, knocking off Orange Hawks 26-10 in one of the best games so far this year.

The green and golds were made to work for it, though, against a vastly improved Hawks outfit from the one that suffered a 43-10 defeat back in round one, but when Mick Sullivan’s men lifted a gear, four second-half tries put the icing on the Orange derby double for the premiership favourites.

Sullivan, who was pleased with the effort from his troops, said his side’s 16-point victory over the two blues was arguably their best performance of the season to date.

“We’re still patchy, but the second half (was our best), definitely,” he said.

“Couple of years ago (Hawks) went through and defeated us in every round game and the first semi, so it’s pleasing to get back on top of that ledger.

“I’m pleased with the boys, it’s been a long first round. We’ve remained unbeaten and our next goal was to kick the next round off in style.”

Both teams putting together great halves, its 6-all Hawks and @[email protected]#[email protected]南京夜网/sSKBSC4OL5

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Festival for young film makers

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CALLING all aspiring young film makers, there’s a festival just for you.
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The Empire Cinema Bowral. Photo by Roy Truscott

A Youth Film Festival will be held as part of Empire Cinema’s centenary celebrations this coming September.

The festival, sponsored by Films in the Southern Highlands (FISH), will offer a range of prizes for best film and runners up.

Entry is open to all high school students who attend a high school in the Highlands region.

Planning for the event suggests films should be less than 10 minutes and express themes that are important to young people living in the Highlands.

The entries will be judged by a specialist panel and films will be screened for viewing by the public during the centenary celebrations. An information session about the Youth Film Festival will be held at Empire Cinema Bowral on Monday, June 29 at 5pm.

Attendees will be given more information and able to ask questions.

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Dangerous weather warning for Esperance

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Esperance residents are being encouraged to secure their houses as a dangerous weather warning has been issued for all areas southwest of Bunbury, Narrogin, Hyden, Salmon Gums and Israelite Bay.
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The Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) issued the dangerous weather warning for Esperance this morning, saying the unusual weather could damage homes and make travel dangerous.

“This is unusual weather that could cause damage to homes and make travel dangerous,” the warning said.

“If you live in an area southwest of a line from Bunbury to Narrogin to Hyden to Salmon Gums to Israelite Bay you need to get ready now for the bad weather coming today. This includes people in, near or between Bunbury, Busselton, Margaret River, Bridgetown, Narrogin, Katanning, Albany and Esperance and surrounding areas.”

“The worst weather is expected along coastal parts between Margaret River and Esperance.”

Widespread damaging winds of up to 100 kilometres per hour could result in damage to homes and property are expected said the DFES.

In isolated areas south of Busselton and Hopetoun dangerous gusts in excess of 125 kilometres per hour may also cause significant damage or destruction to homes and property. Conditions are expected to ease by Monday.

Isolated thunderstorms and small hail are also likely.

Surfers along the south coast between Augusta and Israelite Bay are discouraged from entering the ocean as tides may be higher than usual and beach erosion is likely said the DFES.

The DFES advises residents who are away from home to contact family or friends to help prepare vacant properties for the widespread of damaging winds that is expected.

“If you are away from home contact family or friends to prepare your property.”

The weather warning also encourages people to:

Store or weigh down loose objects around your home like outdoor furniture that could be picked up and thrown by strong winds, causing damage or injury.

Ensure your emergency kit is complete including a battery operated radio, torch, spare batteries and first aid kit.

Ensure pets and animals are in a safe area.Move vehicles under cover.

Boat owners should securely moor their boats.

Campers should find safe shelter away from trees, powerlines, storm water drains and streams.

If your home has significant damage, like a badly damaged roof or flooding, call the SES on 132 500 or to report powerlines down, call Western Power on 13 13 51.

In a life threatening situation call 000.

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Council tilt for vineyard owner

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Nick CuguraGIVING the the city’splanning department greater power to approve private developments is one of the key platforms of Bendigo businessman Nick Cugura’s campaign for election to local council.
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As owner of Big Hill Vineyard,Mr Cugura is no stranger to council’s planning process. He said he spent $45,000 successfully appealing to VCAT the council’s decision to deny him a permit to build accommodation facilities at his winery.

He said the council lacked common sense on planning issues, holding back development.

“As a councillor I would be pushing for the planning department to have more power to rubber stamp developments.Provided they comply with planning regulations, developments should just be approved,” he said.

Mr Cugura said providing the planning department with more power would help the city’s economic development.

“We’ve got huge unemployment issues in Bendigo. Councillors should be doing everything they can to create more jobs,” he said.

He said he hoped the current crop of councillors would get the boot next year.

“The current councillors are too often fighting and arguing. Let’s do what’s in the best interests of Bendigo,” he said.

Mr Cugura said the debate over the proposed Kangaroo Flat pool was an example of council lacking common sense.

“We already have a pool on the outskirts of town that isn’t being utilised enough,” he said.

“If we have another pool it needs to be in the middle of Bendigo so no community is disadvantaged.”

A new pool would need to be 50 metres, not the 25mpool currently mooted, he said.

Hesaid his agenda for council was simple – create jobs, reduce rates and improve consistency of decisions.

Mr Cugura, who also co-owns wine management software company Ezy Systems, has lived in Bendigo 23 years.

“I came up here from Melbourne and fell in love with the country lifestyle,” he said.

“I’m really happy with the opportunities Bendigo has provided me.”

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Community relieved after Cobar woman found safe

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FOUND: Cobar woman Danielle (Nelly) Martin.COBAR woman Angela Green says she “shook with emotion” when police phoned her to say her missing cousin Danielle Martin had been found alive some five days after she was last seen in the town.
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“It was just the best outcome, I took the call and just looked at everyone and screamed ‘We found her!’,” Ms Green said.

Danielle (Nelly) Martin was last seen at her Hartmann Street home on Monday and was reported missing to police on Wednesday.

Police began an investigation and made a statewide appeal for information about Ms Martin’s whereabouts, issuing a photo of the 26-year-old mother and a white Toyota Hilux they believed she may have been travelling in.

A member of the public found Ms Martin on the Lerida Road, about 5km outside Cobar, about 2.40pm Saturday.

She was taken to Cobar Police Station then to Cobar Hospital for treatment for hypothermia.

Ms Green said she had hoping for the best but admitted she feared the worst.

“My stomach was churning the whole time, all we wanted was for her to be found alive,” she said.

Ms Green said Ms Martin remained in hospital and her injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.

What happened in those few days Ms Martin was missing was the subject of a police investigation.

But one thing that was clear, Ms Green said, was how community-minded Cobar had rallied to help one of its own.

“On Friday afternoon I put a post on Facebook asking if people on motorbikes might be able to meet at the truck bay on the Wilcannia Road to search for Nelly and within an hour there were about 18 motorbikes there ready to go,” she said.

“Property owners throughout Cobar, Tilpa, Louth, Mt Hope and Nymagee were checking their properties and pilots and property owners were doing aerial searches.”

Ms Green thanked the Cobar Roosters rugby league club for allowing a command post to be set up there to coordinate the search, along with local residents who had helped organise meetings, food and other supplies for those taking part in the search.

“Without them we would have been lost – there were so many people who helped, from the police and the people searching and even those people who didn’t live in Cobar but shared a post on Facebook to get the word out there, we can’t thank them enough,” she said.

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Tower green light for Sebastopol

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CLEAN UP: Resident John Grigsby says a 35 metre tower would be an improvement on a vandalised fence. Picture: Justin WhitelockRESIDENTS set to live in the shadowof a proposed35-metretelecommunicationstower in Sebastopol have given the proposalthe green light.
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A home owner livingadjacent to the vacant site which has been earmarked for a Telstra telecommunications facilityon Spencer Street said he did not mind if the controversialtower was built, while another said it might actually improve the appearance of the street.

The City of Ballarat will consider a planning permit on Wednesdayfor the development of the facility which will include an equipment shelter, 2.4m high security fencing and the 35m tower with six antennas. Thecouncil report has recommended the development be approved.

The report said there were 11 objections to the notice of application, including a petition with 70 signatures, but those in the immediate areasaid they were less concerned.

John Grigsby, who has lived across the road from the proposed telecommunications centrefor nine years, said the existing site was a frequent target forvandals.

“I don’t mind (the 35m tower),” Mr Grigsby, 89, said. “It’s no worsethan looking at that bloody ugly fence.If they build it they might finally clean (the graffiti)up.”

The site is located in an industrial zone but is located oppositea residential area.

Another nearby resident who did not wish to named said many in the surrounding area were opposed to the tower but that didn’t include somewhose homes directly faced the site.

“We don’t care. It’s an eyesorenow,” the woman said. “It won’t look great but it might look better than it is now. It has always had graffiti and we’d hope for they’d do something about it.”

The woman said she understood some people in the area were concerned about radiation from the facility but her husband was not.

Other concerns mentioned in objections to the development included the contrast with the rest of the neighborhood, potential property devaluation, and that the tower will be visible from public parks.

The council report said there was a strategic justification for approving the facility, as part of a general upgrade of broadband telecommunications.

Telstra has declared in its proposal the highest level of electromagnetic radiation from the facility will be 0.55 per cent of the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency standard.

According to the council report, while there is information both positive and negative with regard to potential health issues caused by telecommunication towers, cases before VCAT involving the potential healthside effects have been consistently dismissed.

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St Brigid’s College students organise sleep-out for homelessness

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St Brigid’s College students organise sleep-out for homelessness Horsham’s St Brigid’s College students and Young Vinnies committee members Millie Friend, Imogen Chesterfield, Esther Craig, Aily McAuliffe, Ashley Hobbs and Claire Burke with one of the blankets they have made for St Vinnies. The Young Vinnies group has also organised a sleep-out for Thursday night. The event will raise awareness of homelessness. Group member Kathryn Op de Coul is absent. Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER
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Horsham’s St Brigid’s College students and Young Vinnies committee members Millie Friend, Imogen Chesterfield, Esther Craig, Aily McAuliffe, Ashley Hobbs and Claire Burke with one of the blankets they have made for St Vinnies. The Young Vinnies group has also organised a sleep-out for Thursday night. The event will raise awareness of homelessness. Group member Kathryn Op de Coul is absent. Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER

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Baa Baas maintain focus

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BARBARIANS continued their surge with a 42-7 win over Glen Innes at Alcatraz onSaturday.
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After rolling St Alberts last week, Baa Baas were intent on going back to back, which they did.

“It was good,” co-coach Sam Piddington said.

“We were actually able to score a few tries.”

The foundation was set up front.

“The forwards laid the platform,” Piddington said.

“They’re a big strong pack, the Glen Innes boys.”

It allowed their backs to shine.

The class of their backs was probably the difference in the end, Piddington felt.

The second half was better from them.

There were a few things at half-time they weren’t quite happy with.

“Our attitude in defence in the first half was pretty ordinary,” Piddington said.

“We really stepped that up in the second half.”

Their willingness to run the ball also picked up.

They were a bit soft into contact at times in the first half.

One of the most pleasing aspects was the set pieces.

“We hardly lost a lineout all day, which is something we’ve been struggling with,” he said.

The scrum also did well, which was encouraging.

League convert Mitch Cooper was again very strong in the centres.

“He’s really starting to find his feet,” Piddington said.

Second-rower Sam Noakes, fullback Keith Ellis and hooker Aaron Mackay were other standouts.

The other first grade game was deferred until after the university holidays.

TABLE: Armidale 34, St Alberts 25, Robb College 18, Barbarians 15, Glen Innes 1.

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