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Walk for the homeless

Nov 20 2018 Published by under 南京夜网

Registration for Hutt St Centre’s Walk a Mile in my Boots is now open, with the McLaren Vale community scheduled to help stomp out homelessness on July 29 at 7am.
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The walk starts at 7.30 am from Oxenberry Farm, on Kangarilla Road, and continues along the Rail Trail to finish at Hardys Tintara where a barbecue breakfast awaits, courtesy of the Rapid Relief Team.

WARM SMILES: Mel Hage delivers freshly brewed coffee to Willunga Wanderers Kath Shaw and Erin Stacey at last year’s Walk a Mile.

Joining this leg will be the Willunga Wanderers who started their pre-dawn walk from Willunga and will step it out for 50 kilometres to arrive at Hutt St Centre at about 3pm.

This group of dynamos are striving to top their $43,000 donation last year, which overall saw Hutt St Centre receive $220,000 towards the daily services they provide, such as warm meals, hot showers, and laundry facilities.

The charity is the frontline agency for vulnerable people and also offers a range of professional health services, job training, and pastoral care.

Getting people back on their feet is what Hutt St Centre does best, supported by community fundraising,development and partnerships managerDanielle Bayard said.

“These essential and usually crisis services rely entirely on the generous and on going support of the community and businesses through fundraising events and campaigns like the upcoming annual walk,” Ms Bayard said.

“It’s a truly heart-warming experience to be involved in Walk a Mile in my Boots.”

Thousands of people support this annual fundraiser, which is held at McLaren Vale as well as in Adelaide (August 5), with each step “making a big difference”.

“For our friends at Hutt St Centre who are experiencing homelessness or disadvantage it has quite an impact to see how many people are showing their support,” Ms Bayard said.

“Walking as an act of caring for others lets people know that they should never feel like they are walking alone.

“It can be a very emotional experience for people to know that they have such a huge support network, as friends and family are often absent during times of struggle.

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PHOTO GALLERY – VIDEO: Snow in Blue Mountains

Nov 20 2018 Published by under 南京夜网

PHOTO GALLERY – VIDEO: Snow in Blue Mountains Blackheath under a blanket of snow on Saturday morning, June 25. Drone photography: Sky High Vision.
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Blackheath under a blanket of snow on Saturday morning, June 25. Drone photography: Sky High Vision

Blackheath under a blanket of snow on Saturday morning, June 25. Drone photography: Sky High Vision

Snow in Leura, Friday afternoon, June 24, 2016. Photo: Ilsa Cunningham

Snow in Blackheath, Friday afternoon, June 24. Photo: Top Notch Video.

Snow in Blackheath, Friday afternoon, June 24. Photo: Top Notch Video.

Snow in Blackheath, Friday afternoon, June 24. Photo: Top Notch Video.

Snow in Blackheath, Friday afternoon, June 24. Photo: Top Notch Video.

Snow in Blackheath, Friday afternoon, June 24. Photo: Top Notch Video.

Snow in Blackheath, Friday afternoon, June 24. Photo: Top Notch Video.

Snow in Blackheath, Friday afternoon, June 24. Photo: Top Notch Video.

Snow in Blackheath, Friday afternoon, June 24. Photo: Top Notch Video.

Snow in Blackheath, Friday afternoon, June 24. Photo: Top Notch Video.

Snow in Blackheath, Friday afternoon, June 24. Photo: Top Notch Video.

Snow in Blackheath, Friday afternoon, June 24. Photo: Top Notch Video.

Early snowfall in Katoomba on Friday afternoon. Photo: Cherry Baylosis twitter.

Melrose Park, Katoomba. Photo: Emma Campbell.

Snow in North Katoomba – Friday afternoon, June 24 2016. Photo: Morten Storaker

Snow in Leura – June 24, 2016. Photo: Olivia Dimmock

Snow in Leura – June 24, 2016. Photo: Olivia Dimmock

Snow in Farnells Road, Katoomba. Photo: Debbie Baker.

Snow in Farnells Road, Katoomba. Photo: Debbie Baker.

Snow in Farnells Road, Katoomba. Photo: Debbie Baker.

Snow in the Upper Mountains – June 24 2016. Photo: Top Notch Video.

Snow in the Upper Mountains – June 24 2016. Photo: Top Notch Video.

Snow in the Upper Mountains – June 24 2016. Photo: Top Notch Video.

Snow in the Upper Mountains – June 24 2016. Photo: Top Notch Video.

Snow in the Upper Mountains – June 24 2016. Photo: Top Notch Video.

Snow in Blackheath, Friday afternoon, June 24, 2016

Snow in Blackheath, Friday afternoon, June 24, 2016

Snow in Blackheath, Friday afternoon, June 24, 2016

Snow in Blackheath, Friday afternoon, June 24, 2016

Snow in Leura, Friday afternoon, June 24, 2016

Snow in Leura, Friday afternoon, June 24, 2016

Snow in Leura, Friday afternoon, June 24, 2016

Snow in Blackheath, Friday afternoon, June 24, 2016

Snow in Blackheath, Friday afternoon, June 24, 2016

Snow in Blackheath, Friday afternoon, June 24, 2016

Snow from Solitary Restaurant, Cliff Drive. Photo: Laura Proctor.

Snow from Solitary Restaurant, Cliff Drive. Photo: Laura Proctor.

Snow from Solitary Restaurant, Cliff Drive. Photo: Laura Proctor.

Snow from Solitary Restaurant, Cliff Drive. Photo: Laura Proctor.

Snow from Solitary Restaurant, Cliff Drive. Photo: Laura Proctor.

Snow from Solitary Restaurant, Cliff Drive. Photo: Laura Proctor.

Snow from Solitary Restaurant, Cliff Drive. Photo: Laura Proctor.

Snow in Katoomba. Photo: Chantal Chiu.

Snow in Katoomba. Photo: Sousau Ello.

Snow in Katoomba. Photo: Sousau Ello.

Snow in Katoomba. Photo: Sousau Ello.

Rhododendrons in Blackheath.

Blackheath Oval at sunrise on Saturday morning.

Blackheath Memorial Park just after sunrise on Saturday morning. Photo: Jennie Curtin

Blackheath Gardens shortly after 9am on Saturday, June 25.

Mr Frosty guards the nature strip in Park Avenue, Blackheath

Kids enjoy the snow in Memorial Park, Blackheath

Tree ferns in Memorial Park, Blackheath

Park Avenue, Blackheath, late on Friday afternoon.

The rose garden, Blackheath on Friday afternoon.

Molly the border collie enjoys the snow in Blackheath. Photo: Kylie Munzie

Snow in Blackheath, Friday, June 24, 2016.

Snow in Blackheath, Monday, June 27, 2016.

Snow in Blackheath, Monday, June 27, 2016.

Snow in Blackheath, Monday, June 27, 2016.

Snow in Blackheath, Friday, June 24, 2016.

Snow in Blackheath, Friday, June 24, 2016.

Snow in Blackheath, Friday, June 24, 2016.

Snow in Blackheath, Friday, June 24, 2016.

Blackheath Monday morning

Cherry tree in Blackheath Memorial Park on Monday morning.

Blackheath Public School playground on Monday morning. The students had a late start, coming in at about 11am, which is the usual routine when it snows.

Sutton Park, Blackheath, on Monday morning.

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North’s first flood meeting

Nov 20 2018 Published by under 南京夜网

A NORTHERNRegional Flood Recovery Committee has been established in the wake of the state’s worst floods in 60 years and the highest water levels in the Launceston area since 1924.
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The committee, led by Meander Valley Mayor Craig Perkins as chair and Dorset Mayor Greg Howard as deputy chair, will aim to helpflood-affected individuals, families and communities.

It also features state government department representatives.

It follows the establishment of theNorth-West Regional Flood Recovery Committee which held its first meetingatLatrobe on Tuesday.

The Northern committee followed suit on Friday with a meetingbehind closed doors at Tasmania Police’s Launceston Headquarterson Friday afternoon.

Cr Perkins said the committee would initiallymeet every Friday for the next six weeks and councils in the area would collect concerns of their communities, which would then be relayed onto the committee.

“The first role is making sure the information has been collected so we have meaningful data to be able to say these are where the issues are,” he said.

“In some respects, (the first meeting) was fairly operational in terms of this is our role. We’ve confirmed we’ll meet every week, there’s information that will come through various agencies of state government that councils are feeding into. We can start to reflect on that to see where the priorities are.”

Tasmania Police Commander Peter Edwards is head of the Flood Recovery Taskforce, which oversees the flood recovery committees.

He believes “the rebuilding, recovery and strengthening of flood-affected communities is locally and community driven”.

“It is crucial for communities to lead their own recovery at their own pace and the NorthernRegionalFloodRecovery Committee will be central to that process,” he said.

The launch of a Southern Regional Flood Recovery Committee is expected soon.

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Top ladder spot up for grabs

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CLOSE CALL: Colts United was close to upsetting Spring Gully last round and will this week take on the might of BASL women’s championship rivals Strathdale.A TOP of the table Bendigo Amateur Soccer League women’s championship awaits Epsom and Spring Gully United at Epsom Huntly Recreation Reserve on Sunday.
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The 11am clash features the competition’stwo remaining undefeated teams.

Epsom warmed up with a 4-0 win against Moama-Echuca last round.

The Scorpions boast considerable firepower with Elizabeth Watkins (14) and Tara Thomas (12) combining for 26 goals already this season.

Throw in Caitlin Green, who has seven goals, and theScorpions figure to be hard to stop.

Spring Gully survived a scare against Colts United, eventually winning 5-4

Skipper Ally Van Dalen scored twice in the win and has six goals for the season.

She leads a team that prides itself on keeping strong tabs on its opposition, a trait that will come in more than handy against the potent Scorpions.

Third-placed Strathdale enters its round five game against Colts United in superb touch after a 7-0 win against Golden City.

Skipper Rachel Oper scored three of her four goals for the season in the match for Strathdale, which is poised to pounce should one of the top pair falter, with a 3-1 win-loss record.

United has only one win alongside their name, but that could easily have been two after last week.

Chloe Parker had a five goal haul in Eaglehawk’s 13-0 win over Swan Hill.

The Hawks this week face Golden City.

In the remaining game, Swan Hill hosts fourth-placed Moama-Echuca.

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Internationals to converge on Foreshore

Nov 20 2018 Published by under 南京夜网

VIEW: Ross Taylor at last year’s Australian SuperMoto Championships in Newcastle. Picture: Darren Pateman.Riders from around the world are set to sign up for anAustralian-first event according to Newcastle City SuperMoto organiser Graeme Boyd.
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National champions from Japan, France, Spain and the UK have already shown interest in competing at the opening round of the FIM-ASIA SuperMoto Championships, which will take placeon Newcastle Foreshore in September.

It will be the first time Australia has hosted theAsian-based competitionand follows on from last year’s national championships debuting in Newcastle.

ACTION: 2015 Australian SuperMoto Championships in Newcastle. Video: Newcastle City SuperMoto.“Last year was just the start of it,” Boyd said. “We will have an all-star international cast in 2016. On top of the Asian riders theywill come from all over,because they have seen the footage and know how good it is. There will be Japanese, UK, French and Spanish champions here and if the US titles weren’t on at the same time then half-a-dozen Yanks would have been there as well.”

Merewether’s Max Croker, who held national junior titles across three disciplines (speedway, road and dirt track) in 2013, will be one of the locals flying the flag.

Boyd said the event was officially signed, sealed and delivered on Friday morning after contracts were exchanged. An initial announcement had been made by Destination NSW in April.

Boyd anticipates a crowd of 40,000 to line the 940m circuit, a mixture of dirt and tar, overlookingiconic Newcastle sites such as theharbour, the breakwall and the cathedral.

“I reckon we will get 20,000 people here on the Saturday and 40,000 here on the Sunday,” Boyd said. “We have doubled the ferries from Stockton so people can park over there. There will also be park and ride from Hunter Stadium.”

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