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Kiama Rotary’s John Worstencroft is hoping for a big turnout at the club’s 24th annual Antiques, Art and Retro Fair at the Kiama Leisure Centre on the weekend. Picture: GEORGIA MATTSTHE South Coast’s biggest antique fair is set to take place in Kiama this weekend, when the Kiama Rotary Club hosts its 24th annual Antiques, Art and Retro Fair at the Kiama Leisure Centre.
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The fair is the club’s major fund-raiser for the year.

Organisers are expecting more than 1000 people to pass through the doors.

“It’s become really well-established now and would easily be the biggest fair on the South Coast,” Kiama Rotary Club member and fair co-ordinator John Worstencroft said.

“We get a lot of people from the Kiama area but we get other people who will come from Sydney, Tenterfield, Canberra – anywhere across the state.”

The fair offers people the opportunity to have items appraised and the club will also help people who are looking to sell items.

“A lot of people might have something around the house that they want to know a bit more about, how old it is or what it’s worth, and for $5 they can have an item appraised,” Mr Worstencroft said.

“If somebody wants to sell an item, we can help facilitate that for a commission that will go towards our efforts.”

Last year’s fair raised about $12,000 for the club and they are hoping for a similar figure this year to help them with their work in Papua New Guinea.

“We have a sister club in Madang in Papua New Guinea that we sort of adopted and we’ll be focusing a lot of the money we raise to help them,” Mr Worstencroft said.

“We’ve sent a few containers worth of supplies to help them with things like education and health care and we want to do more to help them improve their schools and hospitals.”

The fair will take place from 10am-5pm on Saturday and 10am-4pm on Sunday. Entry is $10 for adults, $7 for concessions. Accompanying children are free.

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Byron Bay band In Hearts Wake played to a packed house last November.A YOUTH concert which took place in Kiama late last year has been hailed a success.
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The concert took place at The Pavilion on November 30.

It was organised by the Kiama Youth Centre’s event management team, a group of eight young people whose role is to organise entertainment events for young people under the guidance of senior youth worker Andrew Chatfield.

Music NSW’s Indent program chose the team to host Byron Bay metalcore band In Hearts Wake to perform at The Pavilion.

Indent toured In Hearts Wake throughout NSW, with Kiama being the last stop on the tour.

“The concert was the highest attended of all shows on the Indent tour with 265 paying audience members, emphasising how successful and well planned the event was,” council’s report said.

The event was funded by Indent and staffed and coordinated by the Youth Centre’s event management team.

The team were responsible for co-ordinating the support bands, setting and packing up the venue, performing door and canteen duties, liaising with security, stage management and assisting with production.

“Local bands also received the opportunity to perform with an established national act, providing inspiration and an experience they will never forget,” the report said.

“In Hearts Wake also performed a Q&A session with the support bands.”

The Q&A and concert were filmed and will be posted to the Youth Centre’s Facebook page.

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Wildlife carers are asking dog owners to tether their pets at night after a pregnant koala died following a vicious attack on North Stradbroke Island on January 2.
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Two dogs attacked the koala, named Bulla, in the Terra Bulla Leumeah Conservation area, near Myora Springs.

Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital said Bulla was euthanised a day after the attack, which left the koala in shock and with a fractured right arm, a dislocated left knee and about 20 bites.

Straddie vet Jade Patterson calmed the animal and anaesthetised her to conduct a thorough physical examination, bandage her arms and leg and administer antibiotics.

Bulla died at Australia Zoo, where she had been in intensive care. The tiny joey in her pouch also died.

Island koala expert Romane Cristescu said Bulla also had a juvenile koala on her back but the pair were separated during the attack.

Ms Cristescu said the injuries were so severe vets said her chances of survival had been slim and her recovery would have involved multiple surgeries and months of care.

Australia Zoo vets asked pet owners to confine cats and dogs at night.

“This attack has resulted in two, possibly three, koala deaths and could have been prevented if the dogs were tied up at night.”

Ms Cristescu thanked the Straddie Flyer for taking Bulla to the mainland for free and Redland City Council for funds to buy the drugs and equipment.

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Redland City Council has knocked back a request to install free public wi-fi in four main city centres.
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Instead, it’s going to extend the free wi-fi service in Capalaba and Victoria Point libraries.

A report to the council said it would cost $88,000 to set up the service in the four hubs and $11,000 a year to keep those services running.

Division 2 councillor Craig Ogilvie said he was disappointed free wi-fi wouldn’t be installed in four business hubs across the city.

“This is a small investment to make for the vitality of our town centres and it takes us from being Redland Shire to being Redland City,” he said.

“For less than $1 a resident, we would have had a service that would have brought in business and enticed young and old into these areas that need revitalising.”

Mayor Karen Williams opposed the wi-fi move, saying it was up to businesses to provide those services, which were not core council activities.

In a July visit to Redlands, Local Government Minister David Crisafulli said free wi-fi gave Townsville’s CBD a much-needed boost.

He also promised the council $200,000 to help refurbish the Bloomfield Street town square, with some of that money going to public wi-fi there.

The council also decided not to investigate using its own broadband system to assist businesses unable to access high-speed networks.

“Businesses are losing productivity and leaving town because they can’t get high-speed broadband and we should at least investigate allowing businesses to tap into council’s broadband,” Cr Ogilvie said.

Cr Williams said free wi-fi would not be necessary as the National Broadband Network was coming to the city earlier than expected and would be in Redland Bay by 2016.

She said she was optimistic developments at Toondah Harbour and Weinam Creek ferry terminal would increase the city’s chances of getting NBN.

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WE are born 78 per cent water. To think about it blows my mind, and there’s no time I think about it more than in the midst of a central Victorian summer.
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For those of us who depend on tank water to survive, it’s even more of an obsession.

Weeks measured out in the likelihood of rain – pouring precious bucket loads onto the trees that need it most – one eye always on the CFA website.

In the weeks of relentless heat, it’s water that keeps us sane.

Our brains and hearts are mostly water. It’s no wonder that when we take a break from work and school and all the other obligations of our busy lives, we are drawn to water.

To the coast, to rivers, to lakes… lured, as Hermann Hesse wrote, by the voice of life… the perpetual movement and caress of water.

Water crashing onto rocks and beaches, water carving a path through the landscape in search of the sea, water gently lapping against the trees and jetties of inland lakes – a lazy arvo at the local pool.

Wherever we are, we find our water.

Last week we found ours in Warrnambool, where the vast sky meets the bluest of blue oceans.

I’ve always been terrified by the sea, or more precisely what lies beneath its surface.

I’m the guy who paddles in the shallows, reciting James Joyce’s perfect line fromUlysses, “The sea, the snotgreen sea, the scrotumtightening sea.”

But last week I followed my water-loving sister (I think she might be about 98 per cent) into the pounding surf – a boogie board strapped to my quivering wrist.

For the best part of an hour, Iwasthe water – squealing like a boy as each wave thrust me like flotsam to the shore – sea foam caressing my skin.

Heading back inland the next day, I finally understood the allure of the big blue; why 85 per cent of Australians live a stone’s throw from the coast.

The smell of the sea quickly faded as we drove through parched bush and farmland towards home – the baked clay and cicada chorus of a Strathfieldsaye summer.

The following morning, miraculously, the heavens opened.

The gutters overflowed with the sheer volume of water, and drenched to the skin, we filled buckets and ferried them to the rainwater tank – not wanting to waste one lifegiving drop.

As I stood on the ladder emptying buckets, thunder cracking overhead, I thought of a story my dad told me as a kid.

That the water I was pouring had probably been to Africa and the North Pole… Genghis Khan may have drunk it… Cleopatra might have bathed in it…

Maybe it was a wave on a Warrnambool beach.

“We’re all water in different containers,” Yoko Ono wrote to John Lennon.

“Someday we’ll evaporate together.”

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Due to the weekends’ wet weather, Mandy Macgowan’s family fun day fundraiser has been rescheduled for this Thursday evening.
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Mrs Macgowan decided to coordinate the day to raise funds to support the families of a recent car crash.

Along with the help of Kerrie Giles and Kerry Pryde, Mrs Macgowan has coordinated a family fun day at the foreshore.

The fun day will feature a barbecue, jumpy castle and face painting by Aleesha Watson as well family photography sessions available for purchase.

Mrs Macgowan will be photographing families, couples, animals and loved ones this Thursday, January 15 at Ada Ryan Gardens.

She said she knew one of the victims, Natasha Turnbull, so she wanted to do something to support all of the affected families.

“[The money raised will] help take the financial strain off these families, they’re suffering enough without having money to stress about too,” she said.

For a donation of $50, Mrs Macgowan will photograph people in the community between 5 and 7pm and is encouraging everyone to be involved.

A sausage sizzle will be available for purchase so there will be no need to cook dinner for the family.

“Just bring your loved ones down to the gardens and come see me, have your photos taken and enjoy a fun day with your family,” she said.

“Anyone that you cherish and would like to capture a moment with to treasure forever.”

Mrs Macgowan said bookings were not required, people could simply attend on the day.

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Four local youths will represent the state this week at the Australian Junior Country Basketball Cup. Pictured were Luke Karssen, Jorja Eldridge, Tia Bails Development Network Squad Program coach Sean Sheedy and AJ Day.Four Whyalla youths will face tough competition from January 12 to 17 as they represent the state at the Australian Junior Country Basketball Cup in New South Wales.
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Tia Bails, Jorja Eldridge, AJ Day and Luke Karssen travelled to Adelaide on January 9 to join their fellow team mates as part of the South Australian Country Basketball squad.

The state squad left for Albury Wodonga the next day where teams will play one to two games each day.

This will be Luke, Jorja and AJ’s first time competing in the cup however this will be the second time Tia represents Whyalla and the state.

Tia was selected for the under 14 girls’ team in 2013 and her talent on the court saw her travel to New Zealand as a member of the country cup team.

Last year she continued to enjoy success being selected for an under 15s team that competed in Melbourne.

This year, 14-year-old Tia will be joining her fellow Sharks team mates as they compete in the under 16 girls’ competition.

“I’m a little nervous as I think I might be against girls that are much bigger than me,” Tia said.

Twelve-year-old Jorja will be hoping her height will be an advantage as she heads into the competition with her team the Sharks in the under 14 girls’ competition.

“I’m a little bit nervous but excited at the same time,” Jorja said.

Twelve-year-old Luke will be playing for his team the Redbacks in the under 14 boys division but said he was not too nervous going into the competition.

AJ will also be playing in the under 14 boys’ comp on opposing team the Sharks.

The 12-year-old said he was looking forward to having fun.

“I want to try to be selected to travel to New Zealand,” AJ said.

While most kids have been taking it easy over the school holidays, the Whyalla representatives have been training each weekday for the past three weeks minus a short break over Christmas.

Development Network Squad Program coach Sean Sheedy said only 10 children from across the state were selected for each team for the SA Country squad.

“We’ve pushed them pretty hard but I think they’re ready,” he said.

Mr Sheedy said the kids would face some hard competition during the cup but they would be up for the challenge.

“They’re competing against the best kids in Australia but they’ll definitely do Whyalla and their families proud,” Mr Sheedy said.

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The June 9 fire at the Junction Hotel at Ravenswood. Picture: PETER WEAVINGHOW IT UNFOLDED:PICTURES and VIDEO: Ravenswood Junction Hotel owners in shock
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POLICE have interviewed two men in relation to a fireat the Junction Hotel in Ravenswood last year.

Bendigo Criminal Investigation Unit Detective Sergeant Colin Grenfell said detectives travelled to New South Wales on November 5 to interview a former Bendigo man.

He said another man, from Bendigo, was interviewed in Bendigo on the same day.

A 39-year-old man, from Golden Square, was interviewed on September 25.

Detective Sergeant Grenfellsaid the men were released and no charges were laid.

He said the fire remained suspicious.

The historichotel, on the Calder Highway,sustained $300,000 damage during the blaze on June 9.

The fire was discovered at 9.35pm and was believed to have started at about 9pm.

The hotel had not been in operation for more than 12 months at the time of the fire, and the owners were using it as their place of residence.

The owners were away from the property on the night of the fire.

It had been on the market since January last year.

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Golden Globes: Red carpet glamour Comedian and Golden Globes host Tina Fey. Picture: Getty Images
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Actor Matthew McConaughey and and model, Camila Alves. Picture: Getty Images

Comedian and Golden Globes host Amy Poehler. Picture: Getty Images

Actress Amy Adams. Picture: Getty Images

Australian actress Naomi Watts. Picture: Getty Images

Naomi Watts and husband Liev Schreiber. Picture: Getty Images

Actress Emma Stone. Picture: Getty Images

Actress Diane Kruger. Picture: Getty Images

The Theory of Everything’s Eddie Redmayne and partner Hannah Bagshawe. Picture: Getty Images

Singer Lorde. Picture: Getty Images

Actress Anna Kendrick. Picture: Getty Images

Actress Julianne Moore. Picture: Getty Images

Jennifer Lopez. Picture: Getty Images

Actress Emily Blunt. Picture: Getty Images

Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Picture: Getty Images

Actress Kate Hudson. Picture: Getty Images

Kelly Osbourne. Picture: Getty Images

Actress Michelle Monaghan. Picture: Getty Images

Gone Girl’s Rosamund Pike. Picture: Getty Images

Annie star Quvenzhane Wallis. Picture: Getty Images

Australian actress Frances O’Connor. Picture: Getty Images

Actress Katherine Heigl. Picture: Getty Images

Actress Kate Beckinsale. Picture: Getty Images

Actress Christine Baranski. Picture: Getty Images

Entourage’s Adrian Grenier. Picture: Getty Images

Entourage’s Ken Dillon and “Turtle”, Jerry Ferrara. Picture: Getty Images

Host of Entertainment Tonight Nancy O’Dell. Picture: Getty Images

Singer Conchita Wurst. Picture: Getty Images

TV personality Giuliana Rancic. Picture: Getty Images

Model Chrissy Teigen and musician John Legend. Picture: Getty Images

TV personality Maria Menounos. Picture: Getty Images

Girls’ star Allison Williams. Picture: Getty Images

Actress Jane Fonda. Picture: Getty Images

Model Heidi Klum. Picture: Getty Images

Actors and siblings Jake and Meg Gyllenhaal. Picture: Getty Images

Actress Helen Mirren. Picture: Getty Images

Actress Keira Knightley and her musician husband James Righton. Picture: Getty Images

Actors Channing Tatum and Jenna Dawson. Picture: Getty Images

Catherine Zeta-Jones. Picture: Getty Images

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TweetFacebookBoyhood, won best movie, drama; best director for Linklater; and best supporting actress for Patricia Arquette.

Perhaps the chief Oscar rival to Boyhood, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s backstage romp Birdman, also fared well. It won best actor in a comedy or musical for its lead, Michael Keaton.

But in a shocker, Birdman was upset by Wes Anderson’s Grand Budapest Hotel for best film, comedy or musical. The film was Anderson’s biggest box office hit yet, but not an award season favorite.

Kicking off the show, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler wasted no time in mocking Hollywood’s most tender subjects: the hacking of Sony Pictures over The Interview and the sexual assault allegations against Cosby.

The hosts welcomed Hollywood’s ‘‘despicable, spoiled, minimally talented brats’’ to the Globes to celebrate ‘‘all the movies that North Korea was OK with’’. A North Korea government character, played by Margaret Cho, voiced her displeasure.

The hosts also relished their favourite target: George Clooney. Of the night’s Cecil B DeMille honoree, Fey suggested the lifetime achievement award might have been better off going to his new wife, human rights lawyer Amal Clooney.

The recent terrorist attack in Paris at the offices of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo hung heavily over the show. Clooney and others wore ‘‘Je Suis Charlie’’ pins, and Helen Mirren was among the people holding up signs that read the same on the red carpet.

Hollywood Foreign Press Association President Theo Kingma drew a standing ovation for a speech pledging support of free speech ‘‘from North Korea to Paris.’’

The night had an orchestrated but carefree spirit, filled with the usual high dose of glamour, celebrity cameos (Prince!) and even the drink-swilling return of an old Globes villain, the former host Ricky Gervais.

The DreamWorks sequel How to Train Your Dragon 2 took best animated film over the favourite, The Lego Movie.

The Stephen Hawking biopic The Theory of Everything won best score for Johann Johannsson.

The Russian entry Leviathan took best foreign language film.

In one of the evening’s most hotly contested categories, best actor in a drama, Eddie Redmayne emerged as victorious for his performance as Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything.

Julianne Moore won best actress in a drama for her startling performance as an academic with early onset Alzheimer’s in Still Alice.

Amy Adams surprised in taking best actress in a comedy or musical for her performance in Big Eyes.

As the only major awards show to honour both movies and TV, the Globes have also benefitted from television’s rise. Fey and Poehler alluded to that by leading the crowd in a call-and-response cheer, chanting ‘‘Movies … Awesome! TV … Better!’’

Amazon, crashing the party like Netflix did before it, celebrated its first Golden Globes for the sexual identity comedy Transparent, winning best TV series, musical or comedy. The show’s star, Jeffery Tambor, landed best actor in the category, dedicating his award to the transgender community.

AMC’s adaptation of the Coen brothers’ acclaimed 1996 film, Fargo, came in the leading TV contender with five nominations and won best miniseries or movie, as well as best actor, miniseries or movie, for Billy Bob Thornton.

Accepting the Globe for best original song for Glory in the civil rights drama Selma, the rapper Common raised the status of the group behind the Globes even higher: ‘‘I want to thank God and the Hollywood Foreign Press.’’

-Picture, Drama: Boyhood.

-Picture, Musical or Comedy: The Grand Budapest Hotel.

-Actor, Drama: Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything

-Actress, Drama: Julianne Moore, Still Alice.

-Director: Richard Linklater, Boyhood.

-Actor, Musical or Comedy: Michael Keaton, Birdman.

-Actress, Musical or Comedy: Amy Adams, Big Eyes.

-Supporting Actor: J.K. Simmons, Whiplash.

-Supporting Actress: Patricia Arquette, Boyhood.

-Foreign Language: Leviathan.

-Animated Film: How to Train Your Dragon 2.

-Screenplay: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo, Birdman.

-Original Score: Johann Johannsson, The Theory of Everything.

-Original Song: Glory (music by John Legend, Common), Selma.

-Series, Drama: The Affair.

-Actor, Drama: Kevin Spacey, House of Cards.

-Actress, Drama: Ruth Wilson, The Affair.

-Series, Musical or Comedy: Transparent.

-Actress, Musical or Comedy: Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin.

-Actor, Musical or Comedy: Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent.

-Miniseries or Movie: Fargo.

-Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Honorable Woman.

-Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Billy Bob Thornton, Fargo.

-Supporting Actress, Series, Miniseries or Movie: Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey.

-Supporting Actor, Series, Miniseries or Movie: Matt Bomer, The Normal Heart.

Previously announced:

Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award: George Clooney.


At home
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HAPPY New Year to all and may this year be a good one; and that you enjoy your bowling days with your friends.

We played social bowls to start the year off and the results are as follows:

In the game of pairs J Nash and C Lockrey defeated M Hinton and S Wolters 25-7

In the triples game D Matherson (skip), R Gillogly and P Marcus defeated K Carlton, C O’Donnell and D Polley 31-11.

In a pennant trial of J Ditton (skip), L Dennes, P Weir and J Pedron defeated G Bell (skip), T Rushworth, J Thorburn and M Hollebone 25-14

Winners with largest number of ends were P Marcus, R Gillogly and D Matherson a win + 17 ends.

Next week

Thursday January 15 will be first round of the club triples championship and social bowls.

“Play or forfeit rule applies ladies.”

See you on the green.


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