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Local shares are poised to open lower as oil extends its rout and investors were disappointed with the latest data from both Europe and the US.
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What you need2know:SPI futures down 40pts at 5382 on Saturday morningAUD at 82.06 US cents, 97.1 yen, 69.3 euro cents On Wall St, S&P 500 -0.8%, Dow -1%, Nasdaq -0.7%In Europe, Stoxx 50 -2.9%, FTSE -1%, CAC -1.9%, DAX -1.9%Spot gold up $US14.46 or 1.2% to $US1223.25 an ounce on Friday in New YorkBrent oil down 85 US cents or 1.7% to $US50.11 per barrel on Friday in New YorkIron ore has dropped 0.3 per cent to $US71.18 a tonne

What’s on today

Australia housing finance, credit card and debit card lending, job ads.

Stocks to watch

Energy shares, iron ore producers.

Ben Potter banking analyst TS Lim has a “buy” on Commonwealth Bank and he’s increased his price target to $92.50 from $86.50.

CIMB has retained an “add” recommendation on Qantas and affirmed its previous price target of $3.50 a share.

Credit Suisse has increased its price target on Computershare to $13.60 from $12.60, and has raised it to “outperform” from “neutral”.


CIMB has revised its outlook for the Australian dollar and now expects it to trade down to 77 US cents in the third quarter of this year, before rising to 84 US cents by the end of 2016.

Goldman Sachs has cut its long-term forecasts for the euro. It expects the single currency to slide to $US1.14 in three months, $US1.11 by June and $US1.08 by the end of 2015. It foresees euro parity with the greenback by the end of 2017.


Global oil markets resumed their slide on Friday, with Brent and US crude hitting April 2009 lows and ending down for a seventh straight week.

The number of rigs drilling for oil in the United States fell by 61 last week, the most in a week since 1991, Baker Hughes reported. The rig count has fallen in 10 of the last 13 weeks, from a record high of 1609 in mid-October. The current count of 1421 in the week to January 9 is the lowest since February.

Oil analysis firm Wood Mackenzie said in a report on Friday that even at $US40 levels, less than 2 per cent of global crude production was at risk of making losses.

United States

US stocks fell on Friday following a two-day rally as December’s jobs report gave a mixed view of the economy, with financial shares leading the way lower.

All three major indexes posted slight losses for the week and fell back into negative territory for 2015.

Nonfarm payrolls increased by 252,000 last month after an upwardly revised jump of 353,000 in November, the Labor Department said on Friday. The jobless rate fell 0.2 percentage point to a 6-1/2-year low of 5.6 per cent, but that was mainly because people left the labour force.


A slump in Spanish and Italian lenders sent European stocks down for a second week, the longest streak since October.

The European Central Bank is studying models for buying as much as 500 billion euros of investment-grade assets, reports said. The amount is far lower than some market participants have been expecting.

Banks were the biggest losers among the 19 industry groups in the Stoxx 600, falling 3.2 per cent to their lowest level since September 2013. Spain’s Banco Santander shed 14 per cent.

German exports fell sharply in November and industrial output also declined. Later in the day, S&P affirmed the AAA rating it has for Germany.

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J.K. Rowling: “I’ll auto-excommunicate”. Photo: AP Photo/Lefteris PitarakisThe creator of Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling, has taken a scathing swipe at Rupert Murdoch over his call for all Muslims to be held responsible for violent extremists.
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The media mogul was widely criticised on social media after he tweeted on Saturday: “Maybe most Moslems peaceful, but until they recognize and destroy their growing jihadist cancer they must be held responsible.” Maybe most Moslems peaceful, but until they recognize and destroy their growing jihadist cancer they must be held responsible. — Rupert Murdoch (@rupertmurdoch) January 10, 2015Charlie Hebdo in Paris and has been retweeted almost 5000 times.

The 83-year-old later tweeted that there was “jihadist danger looming everywhere”, and blamed political correctness for causing denial and hypocrisy on the issue. Big jihadist danger looming everywhere from Philippines to Africa to Europe to US. Political correctness makes for denial and hypocrisy. — Rupert Murdoch (@rupertmurdoch) January 10, 2015

The publicity-shy multimillionaire then tweeted: “The Spanish Inquisition was my fault, as is all Christian fundamentalist violence. Oh, and Jim Bakker.” Jim Bakker is a controversial American televangelist. . @dom209 The Spanish Inquisition was my fault, as is all Christian fundamentalist violence. Oh, and Jim Bakker. — J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) January 11, [email protected] “they” as in most Muslims????? You can’t hold an entire religion of billions responsive for the actions of a few — beiruti brit (@BeirutiBrit) January 10, 2015 Maybe all Australians lovely but until we recognise and destroy the growing pus sore that is @rupertmurdoch we must be held accountable. — Adam Hills (@adamhillscomedy) January 10, 2015This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.

The festive season has come and gone for yet another year.
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I hope Santa was very kind to everyone and you all welcomed in 2015 in fine style.

The 12-Hole Wednesday Summer Competition began again on Wednesday December 31 after the little Christmas break.

Marg Hollow won with 23points (a new hip must be what we all need to play well) with Marie Cornish runner-up on 22pts.

The last game of 2014 was played on Wednesday December 17 which saw Carmen Cohen take home the Christmas turkey with 24points from Marie on 23pts.

Last Wednesday, many ladies must have decided their new year’s resolution was to get out and enjoy the earlier start of 8am for the summer months.

Thirteen turned up with 12 playing – Captain Sue Martin decided to be Marie, Lois Lang and Heather Peiper’s caddie for the morning due to stitches in her hand, but she assures us she will be back among the trees next week.

Congratulations girls on such a good roll-up with Marie winning on 25points from Carmen Cohen with 20pts.

Dates for the 2015 Calender

Wednesday February 25 – Committee Meeting after golf.

Sunday March 1 – Canteen at Vintage Fair.

Wednesday March 4 – Ladies Opening Day – “Bring a Friend” 9 Hole Fun Morning.

Annual General Meeting

The 2015 Golf Club has a number of new board members to take them forward for another 12months.

The board is:- Robert Baker (President), Gary Cusack (Vice President), Col Arnold (Treasurer), Rod Irwin (Captain), Alan Ritchie (Secretary/Manager) with Marie Cornish, Malcolm Payne, Normie Royal, along with two new members Pauline Potts and John Gersbach (who returns after a number of years away).

We know you will all do a great job promoting and looking after the club.

Robert thanked David Naveau for his many years of being an active board member and all that he has done for the club as well as wishing him and Leonie the very best for his future residence in Dubbo. Col Arnold and Ron Frappell were inducted in to the Life Members Club – two wonderful gentlemen who the Club and their families couldnt be more proud of. They have freely donated their time over many many years to assist the Club whether it is out on the course or doing the figures.

I will be back intwo weeks, so in the meantime enjoy your golf and no doubt watching the many Cricket and tennis matches being shown on TV at present.

Best of Wishes to you all for 2015


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WINNERS: Hamilton won the under-15s Horsham Country Week tournament on Friday. Hamilton went undefeated in the competition, and beat Warrnambool Blue in the final. Picture: PAUL CARRACHERHAMILTON Cricket Associationfinished a dream carnival runwith an under-15s HorshamCountry Week title.
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After Wednesday’s play, onlyHamilton, Wimmera-Mallee andWarrnambool Blue remainedundefeated.

Wimmera-Mallee, in thirdplace, was scheduled to againstsecond-placed WarrnamboolBlue on Thursday for a spot inFriday’s grand final.

However, rain washed outThursday’s games, ruiningWimmera-Mallee’s chances at afinals bid.

Instead, Warrnambool progressedthrough to the grandfinal on percentage.

Horsham Cricket Associationsecretary Darren Chesterfieldsaid it was disappointing onlyone game could be played on thefinal two days.

‘‘It had been a really goodweek until then, we’ve had lots ofgood cricket played and a fewgood individual performances,’’he said.

‘‘But the kids all had smiles ontheir faces and they were lookinga bit tired so that means they’veprobably had a good week.’’

Mr Chesterfield said it wasgreat to see Wimmera-Mallee goundefeated after years of beingtowards the bottom of the tablein the competition.

‘‘They’ve put a lot of work intotheir junior cricket and it is goodto see some of that work pay off,’’he said.

In the Country Week grandfinal, Hamilton batted first andposted 167, while WarrnamboolBlue was not quite up to thechase, scoring 9-138 from its 45overs.

Hamilton coach Robbie Cooksaid his team had played wellthroughout the week.

‘‘We thought we had a goodside but you never know whoyou’re going to play against andhow you’re going to performagainst other teams’ best,’’ hesaid.

‘‘It was a great week undertrying conditions with the hotweather early on and then therain.’’

Cook said everyone from theteam chipped in during Friday’sfinal.

Hamilton captain and numberthree bat Daniel Kerber was thetop-scorer for Hamilton with 48runs, while Ben Annett did damagewith the ball with fourwickets for 16 runs off five overs.

Lachlan Field had a great all-roundperformance for the team,with 26 runs, a wicket and fourmaidens from nine overs for only12 runs, and a catch.

Warrnambool Blue opener Damon Cooper top-scored for histeam with 47 runs, with NickRobertson the second-highestscorer with 20.

Lewis Eldridge took threewickets and conceded 16 runsfrom five overs with the ball.

Mr Chesterfield said after thecompetition swelled to 10 teamsthis year, compared with sevenlast year, he was happy with itssize and there were no plans toexpand it.

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TALGOONA Charolais stud genetics are achieving top results in the commercial market.
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Neighbours of the stud,Lester and Kellie Noske use the Talgoona genetics andregularly top the Wagga cattle market with their Charolais-cross calves.

In fact the heifer calves have made the same amount of money as the steers.This is a major advantage of the Charolais cross that the heifers weights and cent per kilogram are above the straight British-bred heifers.

Another client Alan Geppert, topped the Wagga Market with calves making$2.07c per kilo.

This resulted in a return of $200/head more than the Angus-sired calves from the same cows sold by Mr Geppert a year earlier.

Valda Parr, is always in the top quotes when she sells her crossbred calves each year.

Chug Kennedy was exstactic with the price of his calves and couldn’t believe the extra weight in these crossbred calves.And Matt Armstrong from Marrar regularly tops the wagga market with his vealers.

Livestock agent Anthony Cummins praised the genetics saying many of the clients he represents had achieved success in the market using Charolais.

Talgoona has recently purchased a Poll bull from Rosedale Charolais Stud.

Rosedale Charolais has an excellent record for carcase quality, and the cattle have performed well in feedlot trials. Talgoona have eight-month-old calves on the ground by the Rosedale bull and they are looking very impressive.

Talgoona is a small herd that concentrateson breeding commercially-focused bulls that are moderate framed, quiet and easy doing with good muscling and excellent finishing ability.

Talgoona will have bulls for sale on January 27 to coincide with Beef Week.

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New arrivals in the Mudgee region, 2015 Amy McKenzie and Karl Weatherley welcomed their first child, Murphy Grace Weatherley, on Tuesday, December 8. Murphy was born at the Mudgee and District Hospital, weighing 8.5lb. She is the first grandchild for Margaret and Brian Weatherley of Ilford and Craig and Sam McKenzie of the Central Coast.

On November 11, 2015, Ada-Mary Kirk was born weighing 4.23 pounds. We would like to welcome this beautiful little bundle of joy and a huge congratulations to Emily and Hayden.

On November 11, 2015, Ada-Mary Kirk was born weighing 4.23 pounds. We would like to welcome this beautiful little bundle of joy and a huge congratulations to Emily and Hayden.

Cassidy Reata Rose Stevens, daughter for Clare and Robby Stevens of Mudgee, was born at the Mudgee and District Hospital on October 23. Cassidy weighed 3740g and measured 49cm.Photo: Col Boyd

Maggie Kate Lewis was born on Thursday October 1 2015 at 5.55pmweighing 7lb 2oz and measured 49cm. She is the second child to Daniel and Amy Lewis and a little sister to Haddie.Very special thanks to Wendy, Mel of Mudgee Maternity and Dr Hearn.

Meredith and Scott Patten are proud to announce the birth of their daughterKaylee, born August 11, 2015 weighing 4.02kg and measuring 54cm long. Delighted grandparents are Bob and Di Page of Rylstone and great grandmothers are Mrs Elma Healey of Kandos and Mrs Phyllis Patten of Springwood.

Parents Renee and Rod welcomed a son, Kaidan George Spencer Tindale, on October 2. Kaidan was born at the Mudgee and District Hospital, weighing 2.3kg (5lb 20z) and measuring 45cm.

Andrew Thomas Wilson was born on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 1.48am.He weighed 3.390 kilograms (7lb 7oz).Andrew is the first child for Hannah and Leon Wilson. Hannah and Leon would also like to thanks the midwives for their care.

Lydia Elise Farrugia was born on Wednesday, September 9, weighing 7 pounds 9 ounces. Lydia is the second child of Katherina and Edward and little sister to Anthony.

Lailah Patricia Pumpa was born on Friday, September 18, 2015 at 8.32am.She weighed 2.63 kilograms and measured 49cm. Lailah’s parents are Vicky and Dylan.

Jake William Hyde was born at 4.41pm on Tuesday, September 1, 2015.He weighed 4.355 kilograms (9lb 10oz) and measured 53cm.Jake’s parents are Aimee and Mark, and he is brother to Kaitlyn.

Pippa Jennifer Rose was born at 9.50pm on Thursday, August 27, 2015.She weighed 3.060kg (6lb, 11.9oz) and measured 50cm in length.Pippa’s parents are Sara and Troy, and she is sister to Ellie.

Angus Trevor Walker was born on Wednesday, August 5, 2015, weighing 3.1kg (6.9lb). He is the second child to Evan and Kerri Walker, and a little brother to William.Special thanks to Dr Roberts and the Mudgee maternity staff.

Bailey Stewart was born on Thursday, August 13, 2015 at 1.22am.Bailey is the first child for parents Jayde Stewart and Luke Zustovich. He weighed 2.56 kilograms and was 48cm.

Rosie Elisabeth Lang was born at 7.52pm on Tuesday, August 18, 2015.She weighed 3.520kg (7lb, 12.2oz) and measured 53cm in length.Rosie is the first child of parents Sarah and Neel.

Ava Marie Staff was born at Bathurst Base Hospital on August 6, 2015.She weighed 6lb 11oz (3.03kg) and was 50cm long.She is the second child for Jacinta and Thomas Staff and sister to Lucas Staff.

Alex Liam was born to parents Jill and Graham Dover on August 13, 2015 at 12.26pm. He was 3.84 kilograms.Alex is a younger brother for Ethan.

Tatum John was born on August 13, 2015 at 4.01am.He is the second child from parents Nikki and Shayne, and a younger brother for Alexis. Tatum was 3.97 kilograms and 53cm.

Jasper John Finn Pileggi was born at 5.45pm on August 6, 2015.He weighed 8.5lb and was 156cm long.He is the first grandchild of Mini Toovey (Mudgee) Vince and Alison Pileggi (Canada) and first great grandchild of Pam Toovey.

Casey Ross Bartrim Was born on Tuesday, July 21 weighing 7lb 12oz.He is the second child to Clinton Bartrim and Kaleigh Woolard – Blattman and little brother to Cohen Bartrim.Special thanks to Dr Hearn and the Mudgee maternity staff for care given.

Peggy Louise Kurtz was born on Tuesday, June 30, weighing 8lb 6oz.She is the second child for Glenn and Megan Kurtz and little sister to Darcy Kurtz.Her grandparents are Chris and Marea Shumack of Kandos and David and Lynne Kurtz of Mudgee.

Harrison Nathan Peters was born on July 14 at 3:15pm and weighed 8lc 5oz (3.775kg) and was 52cm long.He is son to Scott and Kathryn Peters and Grandson to Larry Peters, Judy Peters, Ben O’Reilly and Carole O’Reilly.He is pictured here with big sisters Aleira and Harper.Thankyou to Dr Hearn and all the lovely midwives.

Mackenzie Rose Lovett was born at 9.21pm on Wednesday, July 15, 2015.She weighed 3.226kg (7lb 1.2oz) and measured 50cm in length.Mackenzie is the first child of parents Jayde and Brad.

Indie Louise Fitzgerald was born at 8.21am on Friday, July 17, 2015.She weighed 3.455kg (7lb 9.8oz) and measured 51cm in length.Indie is the first child of parents Paige and Brett.

Jayden Matthew Godfrey was born at 8.41am on Thursday, July 16, 2015.He weighed 4kg (8lb 13.1oz) and measured 51cm in length.Jayden’s parents are Kylie and Peter, and he is brother to Michael, Alice, Emma, and Declan.

Ashton Jay Clarkson was born on June 10, at 3:24pm. He weighed 10.1 pounds and was 54 centimetres long.He is the first child for Jessica Longdon and Brenton Clarkson.He is also nephew to Jessica Clarkson and Jeremy and Justin Longdon.

Elizabeth and Cameron Crockett of Mudgee welcomed a son, Oliver Harry Maxwell Crockett on Wednesday, July 8. Oliver was born at the Mudgee and District Hospital, weighing 4.265 kg and measuring 53.5cm. He is a brother for Grace, 27 months. Oliver’s grandparents are Max and Cheryl Crockett of Mudgee, Lavinia Whippy and Paul McMillan of Mudgee and Larry Thurston of Gunnedah.

Parents Cody and Korrine and brothers Zarius, 6, and Luca, 1, welcomed Aneeqa Marie Stojcevski to their family on July 9. Aneeqa was born at the Mudgee and District Hospital, weighing 2.995kg and measuring 49cm.

Sophia Louise Worsley was born at 1.29pm on Wednesday. July 1, 2015.She weighed 2.920kg (6lb 7oz) and measured 49cm in length.Sophia is the first child of parents Sharleen and Luke.

Ally Elizabeth Fraser was born at 3.59am on Wednesday, July 1, 2015.She weighed 3.205kg (7lb, 1oz) and measured 49cm in length.Ally is the first child of parents Karen and Garry.

Joey James O’Regan was born on Saturday, June 20 at 6:26am at Mudgee Hospital. He weighed 3.275kg and was 49.5m long. He the first son to proud parents Matt and Erin O’Regan.

Axel Paul Land was born at 5.30pm on Wednesday, June 24, 2015.He weighed 2.675kg (5lb, 14.4oz) and measured 48cm in length.Axel’s parents are Summer and Paul, and he is brother to Daisy.

Lana Louise Margaret Landgrebe was born at 5.12am on Thursday, June 25, 2015.She weighed 3.305kg (7lb, 4.6oz) and measured 50cm in length.Lana’s parents are Rachael and Daniel, and she is sister to Paige and Grace.

Proud grandparents Terry and Maria and Uncle Matt Babbage are happy to announce the birth of their first grandson/nephew.River Geoffrey Sargent was born on Friday, May 29, 2015, and weighed 7lb 7oz and he was 51cm in length.River is the second child for Trista Babbage and Steven Sargent and he is a little brother for their daughter Storm.

Emma Howarth, daughter of Josh and Rachel Howarth, was born on Wednesday, June 3, weighing 3.3kg (7lb 5.7oz).

Poppy Jean Eliza Bannister was born at 7.20pm on Tuesday, June 9, 2015.She weighed 3.325kg (7lb 5.3oz) and measured 50cm.Poppy is the first child for mum Jessica.

Dominic Jack Wheatley was born at 8.23am on Wednesday, May 27, 2015.He weighed 4.225kg (9lb, 5oz) and measured 55cm in length.Dominic’s parents are Dymity and Oscar, and he is brother to Felix.

Sarah and William Boyton welcomed their third daughter to the world on Saturday, May 9, 2015, at 12.59am.She weighed 4.028kg (8lb, 14.1oz) and measured 52cm in length.Her two older sisters are Charlotte and Harriet.

Edison Leonard Myhill was born 11.45pm on Tuesday, May 19, 2015.He weighed 2.645kg (5lb 13.3oz) and measured 48.5cm in length.Edison is the first child of parents Sonia and Owen.

Harper Rose Mackie was born on Friday, April 17, at 3.05pm, weighing 3.5kg (7lb, 8oz) and 50cm long.Harper is the second daughter for Ashley and Amy Mackie, and has a very proud big sister Isla.

Lily Victoria Rose Hayes was born at 3.44pm on Thursday, May 21, 2015.She weighed 3.505kg (7lb 11.6oz).Lily’s parents are Hana and Evan, and she is sister to Hunter.

Nevaeh Joy May McInnes was born at 4.21am on Friday, May 22, 2015.She weighed 2.930kg (6lb 7.4oz) and measured 48cm in length.Nevaeh is the first child of parents Crystal and Coen.

Leo Robert Hanson was born at Mudgee Hospital at 10.40am on Thursday, May 7 to parents Emma Neil and Chris Hanson. He weighed 6lb4oz and was 48 centimetres.Leo is a younger brother for sister Elizabeth.

Logan Jay Stoddart was born on Friday, May 8 at 9.01am at Mudgee Hospital.He weighed 3.35 kilograms and was 49 centimetres long. Logan is the third child fro parents Megan and Ben Stoddart and a younger brother for Cooper and Declan.

Leah Grace Roth was born on Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at 9.06pm at Mudgee Hospital. She weighed 4.84 kilograms and was 56 centimetres long.Leah Grace is the first child for parents Bec Myott and Mitch Roth.

Ivy Joy Halloran was born at Mudgee Base Hospital on May 1, 2015 at 3.38am to parents Ellen and Vincent Halloran.Ivy weighed 3.56 kilograms and was 53cm long. She is a younger sister for Layla.

Lila Faith Illy was born at Dubbo Hospital on Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at 12pm.She weighed 2.5kg (5lb 8.5oz) and measured 46cm long.Lila’s parents are Cearna and Sam Illy, and she is sister to Wenonah, Eva and Isaac.

Charlotte Rose Horner was born at 7.20pm on Wednesday, April 22, 2015. She weighed 3.710kg (8lb 2.9oz) and measured 50cm in length.Charlotte is the first child of parents Victoria and Wayne.

Jessie Estelle Paton was born at 4.05pm on Wednesday, April 15.She weighed 3.275kg (7lb, 3.5oz) and measured 54cm in length.Jessie is the first child of parents Kate and Adrian.

Mackenzie Grace Elliot was born on March 31 at 3:01am, weighing 3.245kg and was 51cm long.She is sister to Rachel 7, and her parents are Sarah and Brad Elliot.

Ivy Gleannis Rickwood was born at 3.51pm on Tuesday, April 7, 2015.She weighed 2.490kg (5lb 7.8oz) and measured 47cm in length.Ivy’s parents are Allison and Justin, and she is sister to Cody and Taylah.

Izaac Marley Kapela was born at 5.19pm on Thursday, April 9, 2015.He weighed 3.305kg (7lb 4.6oz) and measured 49cm in length.Izaac is the first child of parents Rebecca and Kaloy.

Baby Hunter John McCarthy arrived early on the 19th March at 10.56am, weighing a tiny 1.9 kgs at Dubbo base hospital.He is the first baby for Jessica and Simon McCarthy.

Emelin Peta Delph was born on Friday, March 27, 2015 at 3.12am at Mudgee District Hospital.Emelin is the first child for parents Ashley and Kyle. She weighed 3.6 kilograms.

Chloe Layla Kurtz was born at Mudgee District Hospital on August 10, 2014 at 7.15am. She was 3.5 kilograms and 51 cm long. Parents Jason and Erica Kurtz would like to thank the midwives and doctors at Mudgee Hospital and the Special Care Unit at Dubbo Base Hospital for going the extra mile.

Walker Tally Robert Gribble was born at Mudgee Hospital on February 15, 2015.Walker is the first child for Marty and Kim Gribble, the first grandchild for Will and Robyn Gribble, and the eighth grandchild for Doreen Easley and Robert Allen.

Sandie and Rob welcomed their third child, a daughter, to the world at 1.24am on Thursday, March 12, 2015.She weighed 4.150kg (9lb 2.4oz), measured 51cm in length, and is little sister to Jack and Alfie.

William Archie Taylor was born at 2.25pm on Thursday, March 12, 2015.He weighed 4.115kg (9lb 1.2oz) and measured 56cm in length.William’s parents are Sally and Shane, and he is brother to Lachlan.

Mac Thomas McKechnie was born at 6.26pm on Wednesday, March 11, 2015.He weighed 3.740kg (8lb, 3.9oz) and measured 52cm in length.Mac’s parents are Charmaine and Dexter.

Dean Galletti was born at 4.22am on Monday, March 10, 2015.He weighed 3.420kg (7lb 8.6oz) and measured 50cm in length.Dean is the first child for parents Maria and Paul.

Maisy Cathleen Francis Loynds was born at 10.02am on Thursday, March 5, 2015.She weighed 3.205kg (7lb 1oz) and measured 52cm in length.Maisy’s parents are Heidi and Ben, and she is sister to James.

Lisa and Steve welcomed their third daughter, Erinn Rose, Pickens to the world at 2.44am on Thursday, March 5, 2015.She weighed 3.365kg (7lb 6.5oz), measured 54cm in length, and is little sister to Chloe and Naomi.

Walker Tally Robert Gribble born at Mudgee Hospital on 15/2/15 weighing 8.9 pounds and 54cm long. First child to Marty and Kim Gribble, first grandchild to Will and Robyn Gribble and 8th grandchild to Doreen Easley and Robert Allen. A huge thankyou to the Mudgee Midwives and Dr Bryant.

Annabelle Hope Colley was born at 3.02am on Wednesday, February 25, 2015. Annabelle is the first child for parents Hannah and Peter.

Ruby Jolee Brown was born at 3.36pm on Wednesday, February 25, 2015. Ruby’s Mother is Lyndsey Brown and she is sister to Jasmine and Jayda.

Terrell Peter Clarke was born at 8.40pm on Wednesday, February 25, 2015.He weighed 3.665kg (8lb 1.3oz) and measured 50cm in length.Terrell is the first child for parents Karah and Jacob.

Caleb Carter, pictured with older brother Jacob, was born on February 20, 2015 at 12.01am. He is the second child for parents Ashlee and Peter Carter and was born on the same day as his grandfather Ian.

Bertie Christopher was born at Mudgee Distrcict Hospital on February 20, 2015 at 6.24am. He is a younger brother for Henry, 18 months.Bertie’s parents are Katherine and Joel Wilson.

Logan William was born on February 19, 2015 at 10.45am at Mudgee District Hospital. Logan is an younger brother for sister Ava, and the second child for parents Chris Crossingham and Emma Newham.

Luka John Pryer was born on Sunday, February 1.He is the son of parents Chantelle and Francis Pryer and little brother to Rori and Charli.Chantelle and Francis would like to thank the amazing midwives at Mudgee Hospital for all of their help and support.

Mason Paul was born on February 19, 2015 at 5.09pm. Mason is the first child for parent Kalya and Steve.

Matilda Jade Fittler born at 9:07 am on February 8 at Mudgee District Hospital. weighing 2.7kgs and measuring 49.5 cms. She is the first child to Nick and Penelope Fittler.  A heart felt thanks to all the Drs and Midwives involved who played a part in bringing her into the world.

Charlie Banjo was born at Mudgee District Hospital on February 8, 2015, at 1.43pm. He weighed 3.5 kilograms and was 47cm. Charlie is the first child for Cassie Jones and Travis Rixron.

Liam Maxwell was born on February 12, 2015 at 2.24pm at Mudgee District Hospital.He weighed 4.28 kilograms and was 53cm. Liam is the second child for parents Kristen and Lukas Goodenough, and a younger brother for Claudia.

Noah Ellis was born at Mudgee District Hospital on February 8, 2015 at 8.48pm to parents Caley and Josh Freestone.Noah weighed 4.43 kilograms at birth and was 58cm long.He is a younger brother for Cooper, 2 (pictured).

Jock Mitchell was born on January 27, at 3.30pm at Mudgee Hospital to parents Michelle and Mitchell Carter. He was 3.9 kilograms and 53cm long. Jock is a younger sibling for Hugh and Rory.

Alex Drysdale and Laura Johnson welcomed a son, Alexander Stuart Drysdale, who was born at Mudgee & District Hospital on February 5. Alexander is a brother for Molly, who is almost two.

Madden Alexander Roberts arrived on February 4, 2015, at 1.21pm and is the third child for Ricky and Hannah Roberts. Madden has two proud big brothers, Beau and Levi. Madden’s parents wish to thank Dr Hearn and the beautiful midwives in maternity at Mudgee District Hospital.

Billy was born at Mudgee Hospital on January 27, 2015 at 8.26am to parents Heidi and Mat Stott. He was 2.88 kilograms and 48cm long at birth. Billy is a younger brother for siblings Maggie and Finnin.Mathew and Heidi would like to thank Dr Byrant, Dr Hearn, Dr Kennedy and all the maternity staff.

Max Bruce Deer. Born on his due date 25th January at 2:50am. Weighing 3.84kg (8lb 7.4oz) and was 51cm long. He is the first child for parents Lisa & Chris Deer.

Indiana Priscilla was born on January 22 at 8.07pm at Mudgee District Hospital. She is sister for nine-year-old Jolie (pictured), and was 2.8 kilograms and 47cm long. Indiana’s parents are Rebecca and Jason Tyler-Miller.

Ayla Jean was born on January 19 at 6.21pm to first time parents Anna and Josh Baker. She was 3.68 kilograms and 48cm long.

Clancy Allan Ray, being held by his aunt Hannah Goven, was born on January 21 at 6.34pm. He was 3.85 kilograms and 53cm.Clancy Allan Ray is the first child for parents Ashley and Ben Katon.

Nixon Scott was born on January 19 at 8.30am at Mudgee District Hospital. He was 3.68 kilograms and was 50cm long. Nixon Scott is the second child for Siarn and Scott Cannata.

Ruby Jane Gossage was born on Saturday, January 17 (her great grandfather’s birthday) at 5.49am at Mudgee District Hospital. She was 3.63 kilograms and 48cm long. Ruby Jane is the third child for Justin and Megan Gossage. Justin and Megan would like to thank all the midwives and staff at Mudgee Hospital for looking after them.

Jonty Nash Miles was born on Monday, January 12, 2015, at Mudgee District Hospital. Jonty is a younger brother for Levi and Jasmine and a stepbrother for Ellie and Harry. Proud grandparents are Grant and Jenny Miles of Mudgee and John and Helen of Kandos. Michael and Allison would like to thank the midwives for looking after them and Dr Roberts.

Clare Lynette was born at Mudgee Hospital on January 16, 2015 at 3.25am.Clare Lynette is the third child for mother Emma Woolley.

Jackson James is the second child for Peggy Leonard and Michael Carter. He was born on Friday, January 9 at 8.36am. Jackson James weighed 3.61 kilograms and was 34.5 centimetres long.

Madison Molly was born at Mudgee Hospital on January 15, 2015 at 5.51am. Madison Molly is a second child for Rachel and Craig Clare and a younger sibling for Jesse.

Jackson James is the second child for Peggy Leonard and Michael Carter. He was born on Friday, January 9 at 8.36am. Jackson James weighed 3.61 kilograms (7lb15oz) and was 34.5 centimetres long.

Latisha Mae Alice was born at Mudgee Hospital on January 8, 2015 at 7.24pm. She is a daughter for Samantha Oldham and Christopher Peters. Latisha was 7.837lb (3.555kg) and was 51 centimetres long.

Liam Mathew John was botn on January 8, 2015 at 1.34pm. He weighed 3.98 kilograms (8lb12oz) and was 52cm long. Liam Mathew John is the first child for Tara Stokes and Mathew Harrington.

Mudgee’s first new arrival for 2015, Xavier Allen Hughes, was welcomed into the world by parents Courtney Denniss and Kyhl Hughes at 9.10pm on January 1, 2015. Xavier’s birth was set to be induced on January 2 if he hadn’t made his slightly early appearance a day early.“He was a very nice gift for the new year,” Xavier’s proud mother said.Xavier Allen Hughes was 3.45 kilograms (7lb10oz) and 52cm long when born.

Jack Marshall was born to parents Ashleigh and Mitchell Marshall at 8.57pm on Wednesday, December 31. He was the last baby to be born in Mudgee in 2014.Jack Marshall, whose parents have yet to decide on a middle name, weighed 3.25 kilograms (7lb 5oz )and was 49cm long at birth

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RIVER tourism operators are claiming a booming summer season, despite statistics showing a downturn.
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Statistics released by the South Australia Tourism Commission (SATC) revealed the number of visitor nights spent in the Murraylands decreased by 239,000 nights between July 2012 and June 2014.

Shadow Minister for Tourism David Ridgway said the fall in the number of night visitors was disappointing.

“Decreasing visitor nights is affecting small tourism business operators and jobs growth throughout regional South Australia,” he said.

“South Australia prides itself on its regions so it is very disappointing to see seven of our 12 tourism regions record a decrease in visitor nights.

“The loss of more than one million visitor nights in the past two years is a substantial loss of investment in our regional economies.”

Across the State, there were one million less nights spent in regional areas in the past two years according to SATC’s statistics.

Minister Ridgway criticised the State Government for neglecting regional South Australia and said regional areas would benefit from more targeted investment.

But Mannum caravan park manager Bronnie Allen said bookings had not quietened down at all.

“I disagree, I think we’ve had more people to the region and more and more new people,” she said.

“We’ve been crazy busy … our occupancy is up somewhere in the vicinity of 18 per cent.

“We’re one of those places that’s busy and popular pretty much all year round.”

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Yarding: 10,900
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Numbers declined slightly for the first sale of 2015. Quality was fair, with good numbers of well finished lambs on offer alongwith the plainer types.

Heavy and extra heavy lambs made up the majority of the yarding. The usual buyers were present andcompeting in a market that was similar to last year’s final sale.

Light lambs sold from $91 to S101/head. Trade weights were firm with prices ranging from $100 to $126/head.

Heavy and extraheavy lambs were firm to $3/head dearer. Heavy lambs sold from $128 to $144 and extra heavy weights received from $139 to$176/head. Carcase prices averaged from 511c to 566c/kg cwt.

Mutton numbers were made up of mostly mixed quality Merinos. Prices remained steady, with Merino ewes selling from $70 to$95/head. Crossbred ewes ranged from $75 to $118/head. Dorper ewes ranged in price from $79 to $85/head.

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UPDATE: Tickets to Paul Dempsey’s show at Nobbys lighthouse are officially sold out.
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PaulDempsey will perform at Nobbys lighthouse as part of a series of new concerts geared towards creating a new venue for musicians in Newcastle.

The first Elsewhere event will be held in March and features the Something for Kate frontman, Melody Pool and Steve Smyth with Hunter products Mark Wells and Jack Dawson.

Something for Kate frontman Paul Dempsey.

Elsewhere, a series of events geared towards “reigniting an appreciation of what [Newcastle] has to offer”, is a combined effort between EAO Entertainment, Newcastle Live and Six String Brewing Co.

Details for the Nobbys show were released on Monday, with the next show still shrouded in secrecy.

“The Elsewhere ethos is to create a series of events that are as much about the atmosphere as they are about the great live music on stage,” the group said in a statement.

The March 14 event will also feature a boutique bar and pop-up food stalls.

Tickets are $55 plus booking fee, and goon sale on Wednesday through Oztix.

Robert Azbajic is attracting crowds of hungry travellers with his spit roast pig and lamb kebabs. Photo: Matt BedfordSOURCE: The Sydney Morning Herald
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In the middle of an otherwise abandoned paddock east of Braidwood (halfway between Canberra and Bateman’s Bay), a proud Croatian man in an Akubra is roasting meat for hordes of Canberrans headed to the south coast.

Robert Azbajic, the man behind the newly opened Spitshack store on Lonsdale Street in Braddon, said his countryside project on Kings Highway was a life’s ambition to create the perfect meat.

“For me, this started as a hobby and a dream and now I want to be doing this full-time for the next 20 years,” he said.

“I’ve cooked lamb and pork on a spit thousands and thousands of times in my life for someone else, but this is the first time for business.”

Despite having minimal signage and no other buildings within sight, Mr Azbajic’s meat store already has loyal support from local customers and people travelling though to the coast.

“It’s a perfect location, with a safe entry, five acres of parking plus if you want to come with a boat or trailers it’s very easy to stop and park out the front,” he said.

With plenty of empty land to spare, Mr Azbajic intends to install a jumping castle during summer for children who need a break from the long drive to the coast.

Mr Azbajic, who has lived in Canberra for the past 25 years, said he first learned from his family in Croatia how to spit-roast meat, and he had been perfecting the craft ever since.

“First of all, my meat is fresh from Moruya abattoir and has never been frozen before – it’s usually only a few days old when we cook it,” he said.

“The quality of meat in this area is better than anywhere else because salt comes into the grass from the ocean, and lamb eating salty grass makes for better quality.

“The meat is cooked for nearly four hours while paying careful attention to how quickly it is cooked – too quick and the outside will burn and lose moisture while too slow will leave it dry.”

On a busy day, the small shack, which can barely fit two people, sells more than 500 kebabsand will go through nine pork legs and two lambs.

“I use 80 per cent wood and 20 per cent charcoal when roasting the lamb and pork,” he said.

“The charcoal helps keep the temperature while the wood brings the flavour out of the meat.”

Mr Azbajic said his store was similar to the Spitshack operations in Braddon but kept to more traditional methods of cooking, with a wood fire in open spaces.

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SOURCE: Sydney Morning Herald
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A man has died in police custody after he was believed to have been Tasered outside a McDonald’s restaurant in the NSW Southern Highlands.

Police have launched a critical incident investigation into the death of the man, thought to have been aged in his 40s, who died at Bowral police station on Sunday night.

A NSW Police spokeswoman said officers were called to the fast-food restaurant on Bowral Road in Mittagong about 8.50pm on Sunday in response to a man claiming he had been attacked.


Fairfax Media understands the man had walked up to the restaurant’s counter and reported that he had been assaulted outside. The man was believed to have been acting aggressively at the time, and staff called police.

The police spokeswoman said officers from the Hume Local Area Command arrived a short time later and the man “was involved in a confrontation with police”.

Police have not detailed the circumstances of that confrontation. Fairfax Media understands police used a Taser on the man during the confrontation.

However, when questioned, the police spokeswoman would not comment on whether police used a Taser.

The man died at Bowral police station a short time later, police confirmed.

“A critical incident investigation team from Cootamundra Local Area Command will now investigate all circumstances surrounding the incident,” police said in a statement.

“That investigation will be overseen by the Professional Standards Command.

“All information will be provided to the Coroner who will determine the cause of death and make any findings about the events leading up to the man’s death.”

Police are due to give a briefing on the incident on Monday morning.

Police are appealing for witnesses to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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LEARNING: Kerry Jewell rotated through the renal dialysis unit at Bendigo Health. Picture: PETER WEAVING BENDIGO Health has welcomed 34 newyoung doctors, with the hope some will stay on into the future.
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The university graduates will spend 12 months at the hospital, rotating through different medical fields, some of which include surgery, emergency, renal, oncology and rehabilitation.

The compulsoryinternship is part of the final step towards theirqualification.

Kerry Jewell, who recently completed her internship, is one of 19junior doctors who have elected to continue working at Bendigo Health in the future.

Ms Jewell grew up in Wodonga before moving to Melbourne to studymedicine atMonash University.

The 25-year-old will undergo basic physician training at Eastern Health in Box Hill this year.

“(The training) is something that is just starting to be in the works in Bendigo so I have to go away to do a bit more training,” she said.

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Albury-Wodonga’s James McNeill in his innings of 94 for Victoria Country against South Australia Country at N8 Health Oval in Kangaroo Flat’s Dower Park. Picture: JODIE DONNELLANPHOTOS: Action from day eight of the ACCC
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5.21pm: Victoria Country caps ACCC campaign with a 46-run win against South Australia Country at N8 Health Oval in Dower Park, Kangaroo Flat.

Tim Wight takes 3-24 off 10 overs as SA Country is dismissed for 208 chasing Vics score of 254.

Ben Parish hit 69 off 67 balls. A brilliant innings included three sixes and seven fours.

Grieg Fiebig, 28; captain Andrew Frick, 27; and Adam Somerfield, 25, battled well in chase.

Mornington Peninsula’s Lyle House captures 2-51 off 10 overs.

Eaglehawk’s Richard Tibbett, 2-38 off 8.5; and Huntly North-Epsom all-rounder Adam Ward, 2-63 off nine, play key roles in Victoria Country’s final day victory.

5.12pm: Game over at Kangaroo Flat as Eaglehawk’s Richard Tibbett takes final wicket of carnival for Victoria Country. Chris Beaty, 9, caught by Luke Carter off fifth delivery in Tibbett’s ninth over.

SA Country all out 208 off 47.5 overs in reply to Victoria Country’s score of 254.

5.02pm: Last-wicket stand between Clayfield and Beaty at 21 as SA Country moves to 9-208 off 47 against Vic Country, 254, at Kangaroo Flat.

4.57pm: Nick Clayfield moves to 11 off 12, Chris Beaty on eight as SA Country reaches 9-204 off 46 overs.

4.53pm: SA Country 9-193 off 45 in final day clash with Victoria Country at Kangaroo Flat.

4.51pm: SA Country 9-191 off 44 chasing Victoria Country’s score of 254.

4.47pm: Ben Parish out on 69. Bowled by Tim Wight, 3-18 off eight overs. SA Country 9-187 off 43.

4.45pm: SA Country 8-184 off 42 overs chasing Vic Country’s 254 at Kangaroo Flat. Ben Parish unbeaten on 68. Parish has struck three sixes and seven fours.

4.23pm – Queensland Country defeats WA Country by 3 wickets. Dickfos hits winning runs. He finishes 37 not out.

Congratulations to Qld Country – ACCC champions,

4.19pm – 4.14pm – 5 to win for Qld Country off 23 balls.

4.10pm – Qld Country 7-149 in 46th. WA Country till a chance.

3.59pm – Hampson out caught for 4. 6-133 Qld Country chasing 164 for victory. 40 balls remaining.

3.57pm – Ward and Boyd have 1 wicket each for Vic Country. SA Country 5-102 off 31.

3.53pm – Outstanding catch from Knoll gets rid of Fitzsimmons for 12. Qld Country 5-128 in 43rd.

3.42pm: Brilliant leg side stumping removes Eden for 24. Qld Country 4-117 in 41st. 47 required for victory.

3.36pm: SA Country 4-77 off 25 overs chasing Vic Country’s 254 at Kangaroo Flat. Ben Parish unbeaten on 13. Huntly North-Epsom all-rounder Adam Ward into Vic Country’s attack.

3.34pm: NSW Country captain Simon Moore unbeaten on 94 in superb victory against East Asia Pacific. Moore boundary brings up winning runs in 24th over at Glen Loddon Homes Oval in White Hills.

NSW Country 1-185 defeats East Asia Pacific 181.

3.32pm: Qld Country has reached century against WA Country. Qld Country 3-100 off 37 chasing WA Country’s 163 at Kennington.

3.31pm: NSW Country just four runs from victory against East Asia-Pacific at White Hills. Simon Moore unbeaten on 89.

3.29pm: Qld Country moves to 3-92 off 36 chasing WA Country’s score of 163 at Kennington. Rockhampton’s Anthony Eden has played patient innings, 51 off 15.

3.27pm: Vic Country well on top in clash with SA Country at Kangaroo Flat. SA is 4-60 off 22 overs. Tim Wight, 2-14 off six; Ben Boyd, 1-28 off 10; Richard Tibbett, 1-15 off five.

3.26pm: Qld Country 3-88 off 35 chasing WA Country’s 163.

3.24pm: Vic Country has taken three wickets in space of seven runs. SA Country 4-59 off 20 overs. Grieg Fiebig out on 28, caught by Pyke off Wight delivery. Boh Wall, one, caught by McNeill off Ben Boyd delivery. Vics scored 254 at N8 Health Oval in Kangaroo Flat’s Dower Park.

3.21pm: Qld Country 3-86 off 32 chasing WA Country’s score of 163 at Kennington. Rockhampton’s Anthony Eden, 13, amd Gympie’s Kaden Dickfos, one, at crease.

3.17pm: Wicket has fallen at White Hills. NSW Country’s Patrick Rosser out for 61 off bowling of East Asia Pacific captain Jason Kila. NSW Country 1-141.

3.15pm: Ipswich’s Ben O’Connell out on 48. Qld Country 3-84 off 31 overs chasing WA Country’s score of 163. O’Connell hit a six and four boundaries at Harry Trott Oval in Kennington. O’Connell was bowled by Wheatbelt’s Kendall Ballard.

3.13pm: NSW Country 0-140 off 19 overs chasing East Asia Pacific’s score of 181 at White Hills. SimonMoore, 74, and Patrick Rosser, 61.

3.11pm: SA Country 2-56 off 18 chasing Vic Country’s 254 at Kangaroo Flat.

Queensland Country celebrates a wicket during its ACCC campaign in Bendigo.

3.10pm: Qld Country 2-75 off 29 overs. Shayne Bidwell, 1-21 off seven; and Grady Francis, 0-12 off eight, best of WA Country’s atack.

3.04pm: Qld Country 2-74 off 28 against WA Country, 163, at Kennington. Ipswich’s Ben O’Connell, 43 not out.

3.02pm: NSW Country opening batsmen Simon Moore, 60, and Patrick Rosser, 57, dominating clash with East Asia Pacific at White Hills. NSW Country is 0-120 off 17 overs chasing target of 181.

3pm: SA Country 2-53 off 16 overs. Somerfield caught by Vic Country captain Heath Pyke off Tim Wight delivery on 25.

2.54pm: SA Country 1-49 off 14 chasing Vic Country’s 254 at Kangaroo Flat.

2.53pm: NSW country captain Simon Moore reaches half-century in clash with East Asia-Paficic at White Hills.

2.52pm: NSW Country’s Patrick Rosser reaches 50 in run-chase against EAP at Glen Loddon Homes Oval in White Hills. Rosser scored 50 off 42 deliveries. Rosser has teamed with captain Simon Moore for century stand. NSW 0-102 in 15th over.

2.50pm: Qld Country 2-59 off 23 (O’Connell 30, Eden 6).

2.47pm: SA Country 1-41 off 12 in clash with Vic Country, 254, at Kangaoro Flat. Somerfield, 20 off 34; Fiebig, 17.

2.44pm: Qld Country 2-57 of 22. Ben O’Connell has struck four boundaries on way to 29 off 58 chasing WA Country’s score of 163 at Kennington.

2.41pm: SA Country moves to 1-33 off 11. Grieg Fiebig has scored 17 off 37. Tim Wight, 0-4 off one, replaces Richard Tibbett, 1-15 off five in Vic Country attack.

2.39pm: SA Country 1-29 off 10 against Vic Country at N8 Health Oval in Kangaroo Flat’s Dower Park. SA fighting back after Smith was bowled by Eaglehawk’s Richard Tibbett on first ball of innings.

2.37pm: Qld Country 2-44 off 20 chasing WA Country’s 163 at Kennington. Ben O’Connell, 18, and Anthony Eden, 3, at crease.

2.35pm: SA Country 1-26 off nine chasing Vic Country’s 254 at Kangaroo Flat. Fiebig and Somerfield both unbeaten on 11 runs.

2.33pm: NSW Country reaches 0-73 off 10 overs chasing EAP’s score of 181 at White Hills. Patrick Rosser has seven fours and six on way to 43 off 26 balls. Captain Justin Moore’s innings of 28 off 38 includes a six and four.

2.30pm: Vic Country’s opening bowlers Richard Tibbett, 1-14 off four, and Ben Boyd, 0-9 off four, as SA Country reaches 1-23 off eight chasing target of 254 at Kangaroo Flat.

2.28pm: Qld Country 2-39 off 18 overs chasing WA Country’s target of 163 at Harry Trott Oval in Kennington.

2.26pm: SA Country 1-22 off seven. Somerfield, 11; and Fiebig, 9; at crease against Vic Country at Kangaroo Flat.

2.25pm: Qld Country 2-38 off 17 at Kennington. Ipswich’s Ben O’Connell has struck two boundaries on way to unbeaten 16 off 38 balls chasing WA Country’s score of 163.

2.22pm: NSW Country reaches 0-57 off seven overs chasing East Asia Pacific’s score of 181 at Glen Loddon Homes Oval in White Hills. Patrick Rosser, 29; and captain Simon Moore, 26.

2.20pm: SA Country 1-17 off six chasing Vic Country’s 254 at N8 Health Oval, Dower Park, Kangaroo Flat.

2.19pm: Second wicket down in Qld Country’s innings at Kennington. Fox out on eight. Qld 2-34 off 16 chasing WA Country’s 163. Wickets for Bidwell, 1-21 off seven; and Mitchell Jackson, 1-1 off one.

2.16pm: SA Country 1-15 off five. Adam Somerfield, 10 off 21.

2.14pm: Third maiden over by WA Country’s Shayne Bidwell, 0-12 off eight, as Qld Country reaches 1-33 off 15 chasing 163 at Harry Trott Oval in Kennington.

2.12pm: SA Country 1-11 off four overs chasing Vic Country’s 254 at Kangaroo Flat. Richard Tibbett, 1-5, and Ben Boyd, 0-6.

2.09pm: Qld Country 1-33 off 14 overs chasing WA Country’s target of 163.

2.08pm: SA Country 1-9 off three overs. Eaglehawk’s Richard Tibbett, 1-5 off two overs, for Vic Country.

2.07pm: NSW Country dominating clash with EAP at White Hills. NSW is 0-37 off four overs.

2.05pm: SA Country 1-7 off two overs chasing Vic Country’s 254 at Dower Park in Kangaroo Flat. Adam Somerfield, five, and Grieg Fiebig, two, at crease.

2.04pm: NSW Country races to 0-22 off three overs chasing EAP target of 181. Moore, 14 off 16; Rosser, 6 off six.

2.02pm: Qld Country 1-25 off 12 chasing WA Country’s score of 163 at Kennington. O’Connell, 7; Fox, 6.

2.01pm: Eaglehawk’s Richard Tibbett bowls SA Country’s Ben Smith for duck. SA 1-3 after first over chasing Vic Country score of 254 atKangaroo Flat.

1.59pm: Qld Country 1-24 off 11 against WA Country at Harry Trott Oval in Kennington.

1.56pm: Patrick Rosser strikes six over mid-on at White Hills. NSW Country 0-8 off two overs against EAP.

1.54pm: Consecutive maiden overs in Qld Country innings. The ladder-leader is 1-23 off 10 chasing WA Country score of 163 at Harry Trott Oval.

1.52pm: Play has started at Glen Loddon Homes Oval. NSW Country 0-1 after first over chasing EAP’s 181.

1.47pm: Qld Country 1-23 of eight. Fox, 6 off 21; O’Connell, 6 off 12. Grady Francis 0-5 off four overs for WA Country.

1.45pm: Qld Country 1-19 off seven chasing WA Country target of 163 at Harry Trott Oval in Kennington.

1.41pm: English out on 10 in sixth over. Qld Country 1-18. Englishcaught by Clint Hewson off Shayne Bidwell delivery. Gerard Fox and Ben O’Connell at crease.

1.39pm: Qld Country 0-14 off five chasing WA Country’s 163. Mackay’s Mitchell English, 10 off 14.

1.38pm: EAP 181(Jason Kila 41, Dogodo Bau 30, Riley Hekure 29) v NSW Country.

1.23pm – Full details not available as yet, EAP all out for 181v NSW Country.

1.13pm -Vic Country finish 8-254 off 50 overs v SA Country.McNeil 94, Wilson, 66, Ward 56. Frick 4-52, Clayfield 2-45.

1pm – McNeil out for 94 off 134 balls, including 3 4’s and 2 6’s. Great innings from the young man.

Vics 5-242 with 2 overs to play.

12.50pm – Ward out for 56 off 53 balls, including 4 fours and 1 six. Pyke out for 1.

Vics 4-231 off 46. McNeil on 91.

12.45pm – WA Country all out 163 v Qld Country. WA would probably need to bowl Qld out for about 50 to earn two bonus points.

12.40pm – EAP 6-147 off 38 overs v NSW Country. Bau on 27 and Tom on 8. Foster 3-41 off 10 overs for NSW Country.

12.39pm – Ward 52 not out off 50 balls. McNeil on 76, Vic Country 2-208 off 42 overs.

WA Country 9-163 with 8 overs to play v Qld Country. Whitney last man out for 47.

12.32pm – Bendigo’s Adam Ward and James McNeil lifting intensity for Vic Country. Ward is 47 not out off 48 balls and McNeil is 73 off 111 balls. Vic Country 2-198 off 41 overs v SA Country.

12.02pm – WA Country 8-104 v Qld Country at Harry Trott Oval. Whitney unbeaten on 24, Hewson on 0. McCarthy 10-3-3-22. Edwards has 4-22 off 7 overs.

12pm – James McNeil 53 not out for Vic Country. The Vics going well – 2-145 off 33 overs. Adam Ward not out 15.

11.42am – Mitch Winter-Irving out for 2. Vic Country 2-120 off 27 overs. Clayfield has 2-18 for SA Country.

11.40am – After being 1-66, WA Country has lost 6-36 to be 7-102 off 24 overs v Qld Country. Edwards the main man for Qld Country, he has 4-22 off six overs.

11.38am – It won’t be Rob Wilson making the first ton. He’s out for 66 off 74 balls. Vic Country 1-118 off 26 overs. Mitch Winter-Irving joins McNeil (43 not out) at the crease.

11.30am – Vic Country 0-114 off 24 overs v SA Country. Wilson 66 not out and McNeil 41 not out. Could one of these two guys become the first player to score a ton at this year’s championships?

11.25am – Another wicket for Qld Country. Wishart out for 9 to leave WA Country 6-98 in 21st over. Edwards now has 3-20 off 4 overs.

11.24am – EAP 3-60 off 19 overs v NSW Country. Kila is on 9 and Bau on 0. Cox, Coombs and Lindsay the wicket takers. Hekure top score at the moment with 29.

11.22am – Body blow for WA County. Sbizzirri out for a duck. WA Country 5-87 off 19 overs. McCarthy and Edwards have two wickets each for Qld Country.

11.04am – Half-century up for Vic Country’s Robert Wilson. He’s 55 not out off 60 balls, McNeil is 25 not out and the Vics are 0-85 off 18 overs v SA Country.

11am – Two quick wickets for Qld Country against WA Country. Joyce out for 24 and Knoll 37 – Edwards and McCarthy the wicket takers.

WA Country 3-81 in the 17th over. Whitney on 13 and Ford on 2.

10.45am – WA Country continue to score freely – 1-55 off 11 overs. Knoll is on 30 and Joyce on 20.

Vic Country also off to good start v SA Country. The Vics are 0-48 off 12 overs with Wilson on 32 off 40 balls and McNeil 14 off 32 balls.

EAP 1-29 in 12th over v NSW Country at White Hills. Hekure on 9 and Nipiko on 13.

10.32am – EAP 1-11 off 6 overs after being sent into bat by NSW Country at White Hills. Doriga out for 4. Tim Cox the wicket taker.

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10.31am – Victoria Country 0-30 off eight overs v SA Country at Kangaroo Flat. McNeil is on 10 and Wilson 18. Both of these teams just playing for pride now. Can’t win the title, but Vics could finish as high as second, while SA could force its way into top four.

10.30am – WA Country 1-31 off 7 overs v Qld Country. WA needs to score 250 plus to give itself a chance of securing two bonus points. Knoll is 20 not out and Joyce 6 not out. Nicholson run out by Kaden Dickfos for 3.

10.15am – We’re underway on the final day of the Australian Country Cricket Championships.

Queensland Country won the toss in the all-important clash with WA Country and elected to bowl.

That makes it extra hard for WA Country to collect the two bonus points it needs to move ahead of Queensland Country on the ladder.

Going into today’s play, QLD Country heads the ladder on 19, from WA Country on 14 and Vic Country on 13.

Victory with one bonus points would move WA Country into a tie with Qld Country.

However, that won’t be enough to secure the title. If the teams finish level the title will be decided by outright wins and Qld Country is the only team to win a game outright – versus East Asia Pacific in round one.

In other games today, Victoria Country has won the toss and decided to bat against SA Country at Kangaroo Flat, while East Asia-PAcific is batting first against NSW Country at White Hills.

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