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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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Sutherland police arrested a woman who fled the scene of an accident at Menai earlier this month.
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Police said the Menai woman, 50, lost control of her car at the intersection of Menai Road and Alfords Point Road on January 4 at 11.50am.

Her car continued over a pedestrian refuge and collided with a car waiting at the lights.

She drove off without exchanging details and police were called.

No one was injured.

Sutherland police found the woman and her car at a house in Schofield Place at Menai.

Police said she was consuming alcohol and assaulted officers when they tried to arrest her.

She was taken to Sutherland police station where she refused to submit a breath test.

She also refused to give more details about the collision.

She was charged with assault and resisting police, refusing to submit to a breath analysis, being a responsible person not disclosing driver’s details, not give particulars to another driver and altering the concentration of alcohol before being tested.

She will appear in Sutherland Court on January 29.

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BOWLED: Wimmera teams were not at their best in the Warrnambool under-17 Country Week. Picture: AARON SAWALL, WARRNAMBOOL STANDARDWIMMERA teams had a lacklustreweek at the under-17s WarrnamboolCountry Week tournament.
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Friday’s final was won byWarrnambool Gold, whichplayed Warrnambool Blue.

An impressive top order battingperformance from WarrnamboolGold saw it make3-195.

The effort was backed upwhen Gold bowled its hometownrival out for 73 runs.

Wimmera teams did not fareas well, with Wimmera-Malleewinning two games, West Wimmeratwo, and Horsham none.

Friday’s finals were changed toTwenty20 games due to rain.

Wimmera-Mallee beat Colacby four wickets to take fifth spotin the tournament.

Colac batted first and made 67runs from 15 overs, with DominicDare the top-scorer with 18runs, followed by Dylan Slaterwith 17 runs.

Wimmera-Mallee’s HarleyDurward was the pick of thebowlers with three wickets fromtwo overs, while Liam Leith andJordan Summers had two wicketsapiece.

Wimmera-Mallee had a shakystart to its innings, with the topfour batsmen making only 15runs, before number five batsmanEvan Douglas steadied theship with an unbeaten 23 runs.

Colac’s Rhys Barry took twowickets from three overs and ZacZdybel had three catches in thefield.

Horsham and West Wimmerafinished last in their respectivegroups and played each other,with West Wimmera taking thehonours and securing seventhspot.

Horsham coach Steve Leithwas disappointed his team didnot win a game.

Leith said it was clear his sidelacked the experience of some ofthe opposition teams.

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Out and About in Bathurst: January 12, 2015 Family Markets: Carol McGrath with Lesley Veitch. 011115cmkts1
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Family Markets: Beekeeper Max Schoenmaker with his Cobblers Natural Honey for sale. 011115cmkts2

Family Markets: Carol Dobson was at the markets. 011115cmkts8

Family Markets: Calligraphy artist Brian Gillies at work demonstrating the various applications. 011115cmkts7a

Family Markets: Myrtle Naylor with her selection of home-made jams, pickles and relish. 011115cmkts6

Family Markets: Kylie and Kevin Hines with their stall at the Family Markets. 011115cmkts4

Family Markets: Imogen Storm with Allira Larnach selling perfumed candles. 011115cmkts3

Soaking up that sun: Terry Rymer and Mel Brown enjoying Machattie Park.

Soaking up that sun: Gigi and Ray Edwards from Springwood enjoyed their day tripto Bathurst, having a picnic lunch in Machattie Park. Ray said they often go on day trips on weekends. 010415cmach1

Soaking up that sun: James Kennedy and Gabby Boylan-Smith. 010415ckings

New Year’s Eve celebration at Bathurst RSL Club: Jenni Ryan and Ralph Delander. 123114crsl1

New Year’s Eve celebration at Bathurst RSL Club: The West Brothers entertained the guests. 123114crsl7

New Year’s Eve celebration at Bathurst RSL Club: Joyce Cranston and Pat Kane hitthe dance floor. 123114crsl6

New Year’s Eve celebration at Bathurst RSL Club: June Martins with Norma Godbold. 123114crsl5

New Year’s Eve celebration at Bathurst RSL Club: Gary Turner and Margaret Hammond were among the guests who rang in 2015 at the Bathurst RSL. 123114crsl4

New Year’s Eve celebration at Bathurst RSL Club: Bob Packer and Robyn Warn were out and about on New Year’s Eve. 123114crsl3

New Year’s Eve celebration at Bathurst RSL Club: Lyn Drury with Noel Wild. 123114cparty2

Pigments and Palettes junior art program: Libby Nicholls and Mikayla Cookeshow off their artworks at Pigments and Palettes this week. 010715cpaint1

Pigments and Palettes junior art program: Sisters Tianna and Keira Copeland enjoyed the art workshop. 010715cpaint5

Pigments and Palettes junior art program: Annabelle Jeffries, Imogen Larkin andAbby Dinger. 010715cpaint4

Pigments and Palettes junior art program: Laura Scott, Chloe Limbrick and Morgan Shiels at the art workshop. 010715cpaint3

Pigments and Palettes junior art program: Art teacher Julia Foxall with Layla Williams. 010715cpaint2

New Year’s Day at Ben Chifley Dam: Tahlia Higgins, 10, and Izabell Johnson-Deveney,10. 010115zdam2

New Year’s Day at Ben Chifley Dam: Amali, 6, and Mila Rollinson, 4. 010115zdam1

New Year’s Day at Ben Chifley Dam: Ximena, Kate and Ella McPhillamy in the boat as Paul McPhillamy pushes off. 010115zdam8

New Year’s Day at Ben Chifley Dam: Steve Hiley, Emily Mitchell, Claire Hiley and Vivienne Thatcher. 010115zdam6

New Year’s Day at Ben Chifley Dam: Steve Hiley and Vivienne Thatcher. 010115zdam7

New Year’s Day at Ben Chifley Dam: Steve and Michelle Carter from the Central Coast. 010115zdam5

New Year’s Day at Ben Chifley Dam: Robert Wright, Zoe Duke and Shawn Marks. 010115zdam4

New Year’s Day at Ben Chifley Dam: Paul, Ximena, Kate, 13, and Ella McPhillamy, 11. 010115zdam3

Twilight Christmas Markets: John and June Corby. 122014pmarkets3

Twilight Christmas Markets: Barbara Andrews with one of the famous Lions Christmas cakes. 122014pmarkets2

Twilight Christmas Markets: Cathy Ryan hard at work. 122014pmarkets

Shirley Turnbull Memorial: Colin Simons, Kimberly and Damon Allport. 122614ztrots1

Shirley Turnbull Memorial: Karen Buttsworth, Dale Smith and Julie George were impressed with the new complex. 122614ztrots8

Shirley Turnbull Memorial: Nigel Sharp and Jessica Knight. 122614ztrots7

Shirley Turnbull Memorial: Natalie Sharp and Chris Sullivan.

Shirley Turnbull Memorial: Margaret Duncan and Tom Jefree enjoyed thebeautiful weather at the big harness racing meeting. 122614ztrots4

Shirley Turnbull Memorial: Among the many guests were Kylie Gordon and Steve Blair. 122614ztrots3

Shirley Turnbull Memorial: Tristian, Sharon, Ivan and Mitchell England loved all the action at the Shirley Turnbull Memorial. 122614ztrots2

Shirley Turnbull Memorial: Jakob Ryan and Mackenzie Siejka had a great night out at the new Harness Racing complex. 122614ztrots2

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IT was as long as a car and as fat as a cow – and it may well have had a mate.
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The tales of the great white shark which glided a little too close to some of Newcastle’s favourite strips of sand for comfort were lengthening to rival the size of the beast itself, which those in the know believe could have stretched to five metres.

The fin of a shark that closed Newcastle’s beaches on January 10

Beaches from Stockton to Merewether were closed for differing lengths of time over the weekend after a keen eye first saw a dorsel fin off the iconic Merewether ocean baths about 11.30am on Saturday.

Authorities continued to monitor the situation through Saturday, where rubber duckies, jetskis and water police vessels patrolled confirmed sightings off Merewether watch tower, Ladies Reef and further north off Susan Gilmore Beach as late as 8pm.

Nic Tonks, aged 14, from Merewether, photographed the fin of the shark at Merewether beach on Saturday.

And just when they may have been breathing a sigh of relief, a jetski rider saw a massive shape at the northern end of Nobbys about 12.30pm on Sunday afternoon, confirming it as a large great white, and the shark alarms went off again.

Large schools of baitfish were reported off the coast early on Saturday morning, prompting some experts to suggest that the large shark may have been ‘‘chasing the stuff that eat the fish that eat the baitfish’’.

Whatever caused it to spend almost two days within a few hundred metres of the sand, the shark’s visit caused a frenzy of discussion.

Part-time lifeguard Mark Woodcock said the first confirmed sighting was about noon on Saturday, when a Merewether surf club member saw it off the baths.

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Sand Dune (Simon Miller) on the inside holds on to defeat Strong Boy (Eleanor Webster-Hawes) to record a long neck win in the 2015 Australian Hotel Cowra Cup yesterday.The long drive from Albury proved fruitful for jockey Simon Miller when he steered Sand Dune to victory in the 2015 Australian Hotel Cowra Cup over 1700 metres yesterday.
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Miller gave the Tumut trained six-year-old the perfect ride from the two barrier to hold out Strong Boy (Eleanor Webster-Hawes) by a long neck with a further two and one quarter lengths to DashExpress (John Kissick) in third place.

Miller allowed Sand Dune to settle behind the leading brigade on the run out of the straight on the first occasion with Strong Boy on his outside, keeping Scene of the Crime three wide for much of the journey.

Turning for home Miller was able to secure a lovely run to charge to the lead and hold off Strong Boy which looked a fleeting chance.

Sand Dune was the second leg of a winning double for trainer Kerry Weir and jockey Miller.

Sand Dune relished the heavy conditions to take out the day’s feature event after a drama charged start to the day’s racing.

Racing was held up for more than 30 minutes when the ambulance was delayed arriving at the track and patrons faced a further delay after the running of the first event when the barriers became bogged.

It was a huge credit to the Cowra club that the meeting went ahead despite the drama and the overnight drenching that saw more than one inch of rain dropped on the track.

Historically the Cowra track has always been a great wet weather track and this again proved to be the case yesterday.

Adam Gain and Andrew Molloy combined to take out the day’s other feature event the Breakout River Meats Japan Cowra Cup over 1200 metres with the flying Zarhron.

Third up from a break Zarhron obviously enjoyed the return to his home track to race away from Mineral Deposit (Greg Ryan) and Your Excellency (Brendan Ward).

Local punters had to wait until the last for success but were well rewarded with Zarhron returning $23.80 on the win tote.

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