May, 2019

Enjoy a rose coloured afternoon

With the cornelia rose in full bloom, Anne Ward’s beautiful garden will be open to the public on Saturday, November 22.Everything will come up rosy later this month, with an Open Garden and Rose Information afternoon to be hosted by Mark and Anne Ward.
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The event will be held on Saturday, November 22 from 2pm to 5pm, with the Ward’s beautiful garden on display. Sit and enjoy the view while devouring a devonshire tea. Admission is $10 with all proceeds going to the Canowindra Garden Club to be used for town improvements.

With roses in full bloom everywhere, Luke Gorgon from Eureka Plants in Canowindra will be the guest speaker and will share his knowledge of all things roses.

Eureka Plants has been specialising in roses for 30 years, with Luke also holding a horticulture degree from Melbourne University.

Rose diseases, summer pruning, how to look after different varieties including Floribundas, old English roses, hybrid roses, hybrid teas, mini roses and some exciting new rose types.

Potted roses at wholesale prices will also be available on the day.

For more information contact Anne Ward on 6344 3262 or Robyn Cleary on 6344 3162.

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Young musicians join Riverina tour

Students from Young High School who will tour with the Riverina Combined Public Schools Band tour next week. IF you want to see some of Young’s best musicians on stage – then you can’t miss Riverina Combined Public Schools Band Tour which comes to Young next week.
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Ten students from Young High School and seven from Young Public School will be taking to the stage at Young Town Hall from 7pm Tuesday.

The students commence a weekend of intensive rehearsals at Sturt Public School Hall today, in preparation for a concert tour of Riverina from Monday, November 10 to Friday, November 14.

The tour will feature a large ensemble of 50 outstanding public school student musicians including 25 girls and 25 boys from 19 schools in regional towns and cities as far afield as Albury, Wagga, Orange, Mudgee, Hay, Dubbo and Narrabri.

The Young public school contingent is the largest representation of students from one town.

The Riverina students in this large ensemble were selected at the Riverina Music Camp in May.

In line with current policies, outstanding country music students from west of the Dividing Range have been invited to be part of the tour.

Many of the students in the band are members of the NSW Public Schools State Wind Ensembles that performed in the Opera House earlier this year.

These students are to perform together under the baton of conductor Di Hall, Arts Coordination Officer, Tamworth and coordinator of the State Wind Ensemble and West of the Divide Ensembles.

Coordinator of the Tour is Cheryl Walker, music teacher from Wagga Wagga High School. Cheryl also coordinated the annual Riverina Music Camp.

Students will also share their knowledge with younger students in band workshops.

Participating staff includes past Riverina students, now international performers, David Lockeridge and Bernard Lagana.

Entry to Tuesday night’s concernt is gold coin donation only.

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Weddin Community Native Nursery

The Weddin Community Native Nursery in East Street have a wide variety of Native plants and shrubs at very reasonable prices. Come along and see one of the friendly volunteer staff today for great service and advice regarding your planting this season.The AGM of the Nursery was held at TAFE on 31.10.14.Out going Chairperson of the Weddin Community Native Nursery, Gai Lander, presented a comprehensive report on the development of the Nursery since Oct 2012 when a group of volunteers who had completed Cert 111 in Conservation Land Management had formed a committee.
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The Weddin Landcare Steering Committee obtained funding for the construction of the fence, gravel, two shade houses, a watering system & a hot house, with volunteers providing the labour & maintenance.

An extensive seed collection is now housed on site & is constantly being added to by volunteer seed collectors.

Community support has been growing steadily as the public becomes aware of what is available. As well as purchasing plants in stock, landholders are taking advantage of the plant propagation program, where they can place orders for their particular requirements.

Gai wished the new committee every success in taking the Not For Profit enterprise to the next stage of its development.

In Treasurer Bill White’s report, he indicated that the WCNN had been able to meet all running costs & that the bank balance is healthy-largely due to the sale of approximately 12,000 plants.

Brian Johnson officiated at the election of Office Bearers for 2015:

Patron: Noel Cartwright, Chairperson: Jan Diprose, Vice Chair: Ted Franks, Treasurer: Bill White, Secretary: Di Franks

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Crowe Horwath battle tennis favourites

Round four of the Stawell Friday night tennis competition is shaping up to be an exciting battle with Crowe Horwath looking to upset the early favourites.
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Crowe Horwath will have the difficult match up against the unbeaten side, Stawell Toyota.

Crowe Horwath’s Aiden Jensz and Michael Cox have started the season in good form as has female teammate Courtney McIlvride. However, they will need a few more of their team members to improve if they are to have any chance of winning and bringing Stawell’s Toyota’s early dominance to an end.

A lot will be riding on the match, given they are on either scale of the ladder.

The result will most likely be determined by the number one men who could have either one of their combinations taking the court.

Joel Freeland makes Crowe Horwath a stronger side and if he meets Blair Hart it will be a game everyone will want to watch.

Cassidy Painting resumes after a week of rest, to battle it out with last week’s big improver Farrers Tyrepower.

Cassidy Painting dropped below Farrers Tyrepower on the ladder last week and will be keen to get that position back, but to do so they will need their younger males to have winning nights.

Riley Burke and Riley Graveson will need ample back up from the triple Js, Jemma Clarkson, Jill Faulkner and Jo Summers.

Farrers Tyrepower’s younger brigade will need to be on song to combat them, so David Simpkin, Ethan Blake, Narelle O’Shannessy, Ebony Summers and Caitlin Cooper will be given the task of claiming multiple sets against the tough opposition.

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Welsh coach Warren Gatland rubbishes suggestion Wallabies are ‘vulnerable’

CARDIFF: Wales coach Warren Gatland fears the Wallabies will thrive on recent controversies to make their spring tour a success, rubbishing the suggestion Australia is vulnerable.
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But Gatland promised that his side would “come in fully loaded” on Saturday (Sunday morning AEDT) to try to land a psychological blow before the two teams meet in the World Cup next year.

Wales have been haunted by a horror losing streak against the Wallabies, which extends back to 2008 and the past nine Tests.

Making matters worse, Gatland has only beaten one of the southern hemisphere big three – Australia, New Zealand and South Africa – just once in 25 matches as Welsh coach.

But while the locals in Cardiff hope the Wallabies will be off their game as they adjust to Michael Cheika’s style and recover from the Kurtley Beale drama, Gatland isn’t buying into the theory.

“You can’t underestimate the Wallabies, a lot of people have been talking about what’s happened with Kurtley Beale and those sorts of things,” Gatland said.

“Does that make them more vulnerable? With Australians it makes them stronger, they thrive on any adversity and criticism.

“We expect a really tough game on Saturday, we know what to expect and the guys are coming in fully loaded.”

New Zealand-born Gatland was Australia’s tormentor as British and Irish Lions coach last year, guiding the tourists to a 2-1 series win which ended Robbie Deans’ Wallabies tenure.

He almost took down Ewen McKenzie’s men in Cardiff a year ago, losing by just four points with the Wallabies holding on for a tight win.

The next Test at Millennium Stadium will be Gatland’s third encounter with the Wallabies under three different coaches in just 16 months.

So what does he expect from NSW Waratahs championship-winning mentor Cheika?

“I’ve got a massive amount of respect for what Michael has achieved,” Gatland said.

“He’s the only coach that’s ever won a European Cup and a Super Rugby title. What he did with Leinster was incredibly impressive and he turned NSW around in a pretty short time.

“By his own admission it will probably take a bit of time, but having seen him operate it won’t be that long. He plays a really positive brand of rugby and gets his point across succinctly.

“In 10 months time when they turn up for the World Cup they’ll be a real contender. Perhaps psychologically it could be important [to win now] … form gives you confidence but it’s not the over-riding factor.”

Gatland has previously described the World Cup next year as his team’s version of the Olympics.

Wales, Australia and England are grouped in the pool of death with at least one team to be bundled out of the tournament in the group stages.

Wales have won the European Six Nations tournament twice in the past three years.

To get his team ready, Gatland has upped the Welsh training load and have adopted cryogenic-style recovery to have them primed to end their Wallabies hoodoo.

They will also unleash back-line giant George North from the wing to outside centre to set up a mouth-watering clash with Tevita Kuridrani.

“It’s going to be a frenetic pace … We’ve really looked at a long-term plan, we’ve run things a little bit different in terms of looking at the camps as World Cup camps,” Gatland said.

“It’s something I think we’ve been pretty bold and courageous to do, you’ve got to have the confidence to do what we’re doing. To be honest, our whole focus for the next 12 months has to be getting out of our group at the World Cup.”

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