Wanted man caught after foot chase

POLICE arrested a 26-year-old Nambucca Heads man on Saturday, who had five outstanding warrants dating back to January 2012.
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It’s alleged the man had been avoiding police since that time, but he was spotted at a junior rugby league gala day at the BJ Biffin Sports Complex on Fred Brain Ave by off-duty officers.

As these off-duty police approached the man, he ran from the fields.

They chased him, and were soon joined by on-duty officers. The pursuit went through nearby streets and a number of houses, before the man went into Nambucca Heads High School where he was caught.

Police allege the man turned on officers, covering his hand in a jumper and threatened to shoot, and then stab, off-duty officers.

Despite fearing the man could have been armed, police made the arrest, taking him to Macksville Police Station where he was charged with the five outstanding warrants, resist officer in the execution of their duty, assault officer in the execution of their duty and use offensive weapon to avoid lawful apprehension.

He was bail refused and appeared in Coffs Harbour Local Court on Sunday where he was remanded in custody and was to appear again at Macksville Local Court.

Inspector Matt Webb from Nambucca Heads police yesterday made special mention of the numerous members of the public who assisted pursuing officers, updating them on the last seen locations of the man. He said their help proved invaluable in leading to the man’s apprehension.

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Grabham gets bike time before enduro

ON YOUR BIKE: Bathurst rider Broc Grabham will soon head overseas as part of the Australian Junior Trophy Team for the 2015 International Six Day Enduro in Slovakia.BROC Grabham may not have received the results he wanted in the concluding rounds of the 2015 Australian Off Road Championships in Monkerai on the weekend, but more important for the Bathurst rider was notching up racing kilometres.
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They are kilometres that form part of his preparation for the 2015 International Six Day Enduro in Kosice, Slovakia, where Grabham will ride as part of the Australian Junior Trophy Team.

When Grabham crashed in a local grass track event six weeks ago and broke his shoulder, it meant he missed out on contesting the annual Hattah Desert Race and rounds nine and 10 of the Australian Off Road Championships (AORC).

But the talented rider showed his recovery was on track earlier this month with a third placing at the Yellow Mountain Cross Country event in Condobolin as the Motul Pirelli Sherco Enduro Team got back on the bike for the first time since his incident.

That recovery continued at Monkerai as he placed sixth in his Enduro 2 Class on both days and just outside the top 10 overall.

“It wasn’t the best weekend for me, but it was my first AORC event since breaking my shoulder,” Grabham said.

“It was only six weeks ago it happened. My shoulder felt pretty good. It was a bit weak at times, but the doctor said it would probably take about four months for it to heal properly.

“The main goal was to get some bike time ahead of the six day. I want to make sure I am as fit as possible before I get over there so I don’t ride like an idiot.”

Taking on a field which included professionals such as Toby Price, who finished on the Dakar podium earlier this year, Grabham knew he was going to be challenged in the concluding rounds of the AORC.

Still, with a new factory Sherco 450SEF-R he was keen to push for top 10 outright placings in both Saturday’s round 11 sprint course and in Sunday’s round 12 cross country.

“The track up there was pretty rough and bumpy, which didn’t seem to suit me. I struggled to get going,” Grabham said.

“They also kept starting me back a bit, so it was pretty dusty. It was dusty going up the hill, then you’d get to the bottom and it was really wet with some massive, deep ruts.

“I just had some silly little crashes on both days and that put me back a bit.”

Though being off the pace, Grabham did enough to finish the 2015 AORC championship in 13th overall and behind Price and seventh in class.

Given he had missed four rounds of the series, the Bathurst rider was pleased with his efforts.

“I actually thought I’d end up a bit further back,” Grabham said.

“I have been doing the AORC since 2009; it was my first ever race when I first started. The only year I missed was in 2011, my first year of seniors.”

For now the priority for Grabham isgetting himself ready to fly out for the International Six Day Enduro, the Australian representative set to leave on August 29.

It will be the first time he travels overseas, but at least nerves will not be a problem in the September 7-12 event.

“I’m not nervous. I don’t think I have much time to get nervous I’ve got that much to do,” he laughed.

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Aspiring astrophysicist off to Canberra

Budding astrophysicist: Georgiana Molloy Anglican School’s head of science Hamish Gibson with Year 11 student Tait Jeffries.A BUDDING astrophysicist and Year 11 Busselton student will make his way to Canberra to take part in a science forum at the Australian National University.
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Georgiana Molloy Anglican School student Tait Jeffries will take part in the National Youth Science Forum along with 400 students from around Australia.

Georgiana Molloy Anglican School’s head of science Hamish Gibson said he was proud the year 11 student had been selected in the program.

The forum gives students a chance to learn more about their field of study and career options in a professional environment.

The students will visit laboratories such as the CSIRO, attend forums, join in debates, go on field trips and run lectures.

Tait said he was interested in medicine but had recently become more interested in astrophysics.

The Busselton Geographe Rotary Club chose Tait to join the 12 day forum after he went through an interview process in Perth.

Tait said he had to give a five minute speech on a random topic to show he had good interpersonal skills and was a good public speaker.

“It was a random topic a lot of other people got topics like green house gases and carbon emissions I got Higgs boson which is a particle,” he said.

“It was meant to be because on the way up to Perth I said imagine if I get Higgs boson as my topic I love astrophysics and already knew about it.”

Mr Jeffries said he would like to thank his science teacher Mr Gibson, the Busselton Geographe Rotary Club and his parents for the opportunity to attend.

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Chance to develop skills in leadership

APPLICATIONS have opened for Leadership Great South Coast’s 2016 program.
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The annual11-month program explores a range of topics including ethical and strategicleadership, social intelligence, governance, communication, personal branding, innovation and resilience.

The first round of applications close on September 25 and full and part scholarships –worth a total $15,000 –are available.

A second round of applications close on October 11 before a shortlisting and interview process.Successful applications will be notified in December.

“LGSC looks at the bigger picture.

“The program offers participants valuable insights into the Great South Coast region and the issues that are important to its economy and community,” chairwoman Jill Parker said.

“Participants explore how they fit within their organisation and the broader community, whilst examining their own skills, leadership style, strengths and passion.”

For more information on the program and application process, contact executive officer Amanda Hennessy on 0408 627 066 or visit梧桐夜网leadershipgreatsouthcoast.org419论坛

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Letters to the Editor

Don’t promote MirabellaSUZANNE Ryder’s letter (The Border Mail, August 18) expressing her astonishment at the recent inappropriate actions of Sophie Mirabella in relation to government protocols, and disappointment at The Border Mail’s subsequent positive coverage of Ms Mirabella’s actions, was entirely correct and warranted.
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It expressed the concern felt by many at the blatant grandstanding and abuse of democratic process by the future Liberal candidate, with the full support of her party.

What an coincidence that in the same issue, The Border Mail published a half page article –completewith charming photo –explainingthat Ms Mirabella had arranged for Paul Squires, chairman of the Wangaratta Jazz Festival, to attend a private meeting with the federal Arts Minister and herself to discuss funding concerns.

Let us be clear here. Ms Mirabella is not an elected representative.

This is doors being opened to government ministers by personswho have no standing to do so.

This level of influence displayed in other countries would be quite accurately deemed serious corruption.

If Mr Squires was so concerned as to his future federal government fundinghe should have approached his local member, or he should have written directly to the minister.

His involvement in this questionable meeting has not done the the jazz festival any credit.

And I echo Suzanne’s disappointment at The Border Mail’s reporting of such actions.

These articles should be seen for what they are.That is, poorly disguised promotional pieces for Ms Mirabella.

I suggest some more editorial rigouris required to prevent further pieces, no doubt provided by the Liberal Party publicity machine,bybeing reported as news.

GRAEME HIND,Lake Hume VillageJasper wasn’t our saviourDAN the man comes to the North East and insults ourstate member by calling him negative and stating: “Ken Jasper didn’t work like him.”

My experience with Ken Jasper is thathe asked forand achieved very little.

When does doing what you are elected to do become a negative?

We all know the North East has a huge battle on its hands just to get our fair share of funding.

It’s not a good look –Ben Kraus from Beechworth’s Bridge RdBrewers drinking in celebration with Daniel Andrews.

What makes this so offensive to the rest of us is thegloating on howwell the Beechworth Brewery woulddo that weekend.

Good luckBen Kraus, because any businesses that has to employ staff that weekend will have a very different story to tell.

That’s not to mention the ripple effect this then creates.

That is, the situation forschools, hospitals, nursing homes and every other commodity that can only function with rostering onpaid staff.

PAT CHICK,WangarattaPoint me inright directionI stayed in your lovely city recently.

But I had difficulty finding my way around the central business district because there are hardly any street signs.

When you drive along Dean or Smollett streets, especially, there are hardlyanysigns for the cross streets.

If there is one, it is small or in a place that is hard to see.

Also in the three major underground carparks (Myer, Coles and K/Mart andVolt lane) there are no numbers or letters on the poles to indicate where you are parked.

It is very hard to find your way back to your car.

The signage is poor all over Albury, but I found the CBD was the worst.

BELLA RUSSELL,Morwell Reader Graeme Hind says Sophie Mirabella is not an elected parliamentarian and so should not be getting a free plug in the The Border Mail.

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In-form Strikers take out Coffs rivals

THENambucca Strikers hosted fierce rivals, Coffs United, in the first leg of the North Coast Football semi-finals at the weekend.
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Coffs have had the wood over the defending champs this season but the Strikers were at full fitness and have been hitting form at the right end of the season.

The Strikers came out of the blocks firing. Clay Urquhart chased down the defence, forcing a back pass that the keeper could only clear back into his path, and the first time shot through the legs of the keeper opened the account for the locals.

It was soon two to the good when a cross from the left by Urquhart was deflected by the Coffs defender towards his own goal. The ball spun off the crossbar and the keeper’s attempt to clear saw him punch the ball into his net for an own goal.

The goals were coming thick and fast with the Strikers playing a high, pressing line led by their hard working midfielders Brad Wilkes and Lochy Paix. Wide men, Shawn Snowden and Andy Gaterell, were full of running and after a through ball was put down the right flank, Urquhart ran on un-challenged. The keeper seemed to be daydreaming and his advances were too late as Urquhart calmly slotted for an early 3-0 lead.

With the backline as tight as ever and distributing to Daniel Glasson and the rest of the playmaking midfield early, the Strikers were camped in their opponents’ half and were enjoying the lion’s share of possession. Beau Jagoe, Ricky Forbes and Dan Flack were in charge at the back with custodian, Aaron McIntosh rarely troubled.

The fourth goal was absolutely breathtaking. Ryan Flack pulled a ball down outside the 18 yard box, out on the right side, and unleashed a fierce volley that the keeper could only help into the top corner. A stunning goal and contender for goal of the season.

The fifth for the half came from the head of Cameron Molloy from close range after more pressure in the Coffs box.

It was a perfect half of football by Nambucca.

The second half saw more chances for the Strikers to increase the lead and put the two-legged tie to bed in game one.

United were next on the scoresheet, however, after being awarded a penalty, which they calmly converted. The Strikers received their own penalty moments later which Urquhart converted to make it a personal tally of three for the afternoon.

The seventh goal for Nambucca was something else, as Lawson Tinmouth found room out wide and delivered a 37 yard screamer to leave the keeper stranded. Cruise control for the Strikers.

A last goal to the visitors made the final score 7-2.

It was a wonderful display by the Strikers with every man putting in a stellar performance. Barring a calamity away to Coffs on the return leg, the grand final awaits, but the job is only half done. The away goals rule means Coffs will need to win 5-0 as a minimum. There are of course more permutations but the Strikers will be heading to Maclean St, Coffs, with the same attitude as always … to win the match. Come along to support the lads from 3pm.

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Filmmaker takes work to Montreal

FINDING THE STORY: Riley James’ short film Pulitzer was recently screened at the Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal.
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BALLARAT’S own Riley James has shared his talents with the world.

The local filmmaker recentlyhad his short-film Pulitzer selected as part of this year’s Fantasia International Film Festival.

A seven minute short, Pulitzerfollows the story of a desperate Australian photojournalist who needs to capture the memorable photo of exclusive death that will make her career, even if it means creating the atrocities herself.

Set in a foreign civil war, the film stars Cassandra Magrath ofWolf Creek fameand Blake Davis.

“It is a film about journalism in a lot of ways and isa very dark satire and quite an angry short,” Jamessaid.

“It’s a lot about what people will do for success especially in competitive fields.”

James said his film had similar ideas to the Hollywood feature Nightcrawler featuring JakeGyllenhaal but that there were some major differences between the two films.

But he said his “heart sank a little bit” when he discovered Nightcrawler had been released.

“They are both very different in tone but the film isn’t too far from (Nightcrawler) to be honest.

“I think mine has a better ending.”

Running since 1996, the Fantasia International Film Festivalwas held in Montreal, Canada and showcasedthe most exciting and innovative films from around the world.

Pulitzer had two sold-out viewings at the festival and supported the Irish feature film Traders.

James said the short wouldnow be screened at the Melbourne Underground Film Festival in September.

Having attended St Alipius Primary School and Damascus College, James completed his Bachelor of Fine Arts (Film and Television) at the Victorian College of the Arts.

He said he would spend the next few months writing more short films in a bid to gain more experience in his chosen field.

“I’m planning on making six short films in a year and want to make a film every two months but on a smaller scale,” he said.

“I may have graduated but I’m still a student and I want to keep learning rather than jumping into a feature. I’m not ready for that yet.”

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Historic art returns home

Historic art returns home Barry Loo, On the Alert, ca 1949, pastel on paper, 75.8 x 75.7cm, The Herbert Mayer Collection of Carrolup Artwork, Curtin University Art Collection
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Barry Loo, Bounding for home, c1950, Watercolour and black ink on paper, 302mm x 505mm, The Herbert Mayer Collection of Carrolup Artwork, Curtin University Art Collection

Reynold Hart, A Native Corroborree, c1949, pastel on paper, 750mm x 284mm, The Herbert Mayer Collection of Carrolup Artwork, Curtin University Art Collection

Anonymous, The Golden Road, c1949, pastel on paper, The Herbert Mayer Collection of Carrolup Artwork, Curtin University Art Collection.

TweetFacebookA special exhibition of the regions Aboriginal history will be on display in Katanning from September showcasing art from children of the ‘Stolen Generation.’

The exhibition is part of the Great Southern Regional Tour of the Koolark Koort Koorliny (Heart Coming Home) project.

It is being held in Katanning from September 19 to October 10, to commemorate the centenary of the establishment of the nearby Carrolup Native Settlement.

The works of art were painted by children at Carrolup Native School and Settlement between 1945 and 1951, and will be on display after being repatriated from the United States.

After being exhibited internationally the works had been gifted in 1966 to Colgate University in New York, by art collector and alumnus Herbert Mayer and were only recently found.

After being exhibited again in the US, the art pieces were gifted to Curtin University in 2013.

The gift of the artwork was the result of more than a year of discussion between Colgate and Curtin, and consultation with representatives from the Mungart Boodja organisation.

Mungart Boodja organisation CEO, Ezzard Flowers, said the community was pleased to see the historic art returned to its country of origin.

“It is a time for celebration in Noongar country and in Western Australia. We are very grateful to our friends at Colgate who understand how much this means to us,” he said.

“We are grateful that Colgate sees the deep and enduring value in returning the art to Noongar country,” Curtin University Vice-Chancellor Professor Jeanette Hacket said.

TheCarrolup Elders Reference Group( CERG) was formed in 2014 to provide guidance on how to best utilise the Herbert Mayer Collection of Carrolup artwork, after CurtinUniversity identified that it was critical to have Noongar community input on the artworks.

CERG recommended how the Collection should be made accessible for the purpose of viewing, study, education and research by the academic community, researchers, the Nyungar people and the wider public.

Membership of the CERG includes those having a strong connection with the School – Carrolup (and Marribank) – or who have a strong connection to the artworks.

Koolark Korl Kadjan aims to bring communities together to share their stories, so we can all reflect upon the events that have occurred throughout Carrolup’s history to understand the sadness of the past and, through celebrating this unique collection of artwork, be inspired to work together to achieve healing and enduring reconciliation.

The exhibition will be supported by selected voices and memories of people who lived at Carrolup as well as their descendants and family members captured in oral histories and a short documentary by Dr Michelle Johnston and Professor Anna Haebich from Curtin University’s School of Media Culture and Creative Arts.

The Great Southern Regional Tour will also comprise tours of The Kodja Place museum, Kojonup which will feature voices, photographs art and objects from Kojonup’s Noongar and non-Aboriginal settler cultures.

If you or a relative has a connection to Carrolup we would love to hear from you, please contact the Argus at [email protected]南京夜网419论坛.

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Third Allan Medal to Dodd

JOE Dodd has been awarded the Ballarat Football Netball League’s Robert Allan Medal for a third time.
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BEST AND FAIRESTS: Netball best and fairests Alexis Roscoe (East Ballarat 13/under), Emily Bettio (Bacchus Marsh 17/under), Madison Selmon (North Ballarat 15/under) and Libby Hutt (Sebastopol 13/under).

The East Ballarat onballer completed the full setby adding the under-16.5medal to his 2013 under-14 and 2011 under-12 awards at Mercure Ballarat on Wednesday night.

He joins former Golden Point player Andrew Hopper as athree-time winner. Hooper, who went on to play with the Western Bulldogs, claimed the medal in its first year 2004, 2005 and 2007.

The medal is awarded to the footballer in each age group adjudged by all clubs to havethe potential to play at an elite level –VFL or AFL.

Dodd’s younger Ben also took out the Robert Allan Medal in the under-14s.Ballarat’s Luke Polson won the under-12 Robert Allan Medal.

EMILY Bettio from Bacchus Marsh won the 17/under netball best and fairest.

She finished with 19 votes, one more thanSophie Gluyas (North Ballarat). Eva Gillett (Lake Wendouree) was another vote away in third.

In a night of tight netball count finishes, Madison Selmon (North Ballarat) won the 15/under award, while Alexi Roscoe (East Ballarat) and Libby Hutt (Sebastopol) each polled 20 votes to tie in the 13/under best and fairest.

Leading netball votegetters:

17/UNDER: Emily Bettio (Bacchus Marsh) 19, Sophie Gluyas (North Ballarat) 18, Eva Gillett (Lake Wendouree) 17, Amelia Ford (Redan) 14, Celie Hay (Lake Wendouree) 12, Paula Fraser (Lake Wendouree) 12, Courtney Medwell (East Ballarat) 12, Grace O’Dwyer (East Ballarat) 12, Tameka Clinton (Sebastopol) 11, Ashlee Smith (Mt Clear) 11, Laura Fay (East Ballarat) 11

15/UNDER: Madison Selmon (North Ballarat) 22, Zara Nevett (North Ballarat) 18, Indira McCartin (Mt Clear) 18, Melanie Freeman (Darley) 17, Grace Todd (Lake Wendouree) 16, Ava Valpied (Lake Wendouree) 13, Brooke Degrandy (Sebastopol) 12, Ellie Henderson (Sebastopol) 11, Kiahn Van Hoof (Darley) 11, Isabella Conheady (Ballarat) 11

13/UNDER: Alexi Roscoe (East Ballarat) 20, Libby Hutt (Sebastopol) 20, Rylee Love (Bacchus Marsh) 19, Charlotte Todd (Lake Wendouree) 18, Lilli Condon (Darley) 18, Lily Francis (Ballarat) 17, Ruby Cheeseman (Lake Wendouree) 16, Sophie Hine (Bacchus Marsh) 15,Kaitlyn Balazic (Mt Clear) 14, Brydi Hutchinson (North Ballarat) 13

Netball most valuable players:

17/under: Eva Gillett (Lake Wendouree)

15/under: Madison Selmon (North Ballarat)

13/under: Latesha Shanks (Lake Wendouree)

AFL Goldfields Coaches Association coach of the year: Frank Frawley (Redan)

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NBN tower off course

UNTOUCHED: The Mount Beauty golf course will remain as it is. Ericsson Australia has withdrawn its application to build a National Broadband Network tower on the course. Picture: KYLIE ESLER THEproposal that a National Broadband Network tower be built on Mount Beauty golfcourse has been quashed.
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Ericsson Australia withdrew the application to buildthe NBN tower at that location and will look at installing it on Bogong High Plains Road instead.

Ericsson Australia said on behalf of NBN Co that the tower could co-locate its antenna onto the existing SP Ausnet smart meter tower.

At the new proposed location, the NBN tower will provide improved internet coverage and minimise radio interference.

Alpine Shire Council planning and amenity manager Nick Vlahandreas said he was pleased with the news.

“Council has always suggested the SP Ausnet smart meter tower as the preferred location,” he said.

“However we were informed in the beginning there were problems with the radio frequency.NBN Co has been given access to a new frequency and that enables them to co-locate without any interference.”

Mr Vlahandreas believed the community would welcome the news.

“Submissions we had received in favour of the tower were all about NBN coming to Mount Beauty,” he said.

“The co-located infrastructure means NBN will still be coming to Mount Beauty without the addition of another tower.”

The possibility of the NBN tower being built on the Mount Beauty golf course was flagged in May.

Applications for a tower in Tawonga are still proceeding and MrVlahandreas said the council had received objections to that application as well as support.

“We will go though the usual process of negotiation between the applicant and objectors on that,” he said.

A planning forum will be held over the next three weeks for submitters, the applicant and Alpine Shire councillors.

Mr Vlahandreas saidit was proposed the tower would be located on some farm land on the western side of the Tawonga township, between the high voltage power lines and the native forest.

It is about 400 metres from the closest residence.

In July, Mount Beauty and Tawonga residents initiated a petition against the proposed NBN towers on change.org andreceived more than109 signatures.

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