Brewarrina News Friday 19th FREE and reaching over 2,500 people every issue for the people of Brewarrina, Goodooga, Angeldool, Weilmoringle & Gongolgon March, 2009 River View Motel 8th ANNUAL BARWON RIVER RODEO Opened!! The committee has just finished their first ever brand new website! Check it out at On Saturday evening the The motel under went a $100,000 www.barwonriverrodeo.synthasite.com. Brewarrina Riverview Motel, renovation and will employ a few which opened for business in mid people. The committee has seen a great February, held a grand opening response in sponsorship for this year’s for business owners and members Mr Ratnam said the motel opened rodeo! Without our sponsors the rodeo of the community. in late February, and business so would not happen in Brewarrina, it is only far "has been very good. "We with the ongoing support of our sponsors The event showcased the newly have been very busy every that we are able to run a professional repaired and refurbished building weekend so far, and even though and successful rodeo. The committee that offers guests a host of it's only March, we are still busy wishes to sincerely thank all of our amenities, ranging from tea during the week as well. Most of sponsors for 2009. making facilities, TV’s & our traffic has been from return refrigerators in each of it’s 12 guests and a lot of walk-ins. The Barwon River Rodeo Committee has Watch this space for more exciting news been working hard all year with on the 8th Annual Barwon River Rodeo! rooms to an in-house laundry and preparations for the 8th Annual Barwon meals provided on request. All lodgings are available for long River Rodeo to be held at the Brewarrina BARWON RIVER RODEO 2009 and short term bookings and the Showground on Easter Saturday 11th It is owned and operated by motel is equally suitable for SPONSORS April 2009. Chandra Ratnam. Chandra also private, corporate and government operates another motel in The Barwon River Rodeo Committee bookings and will cater to each With the time event and rough stock wishes to sincerely thank all of our Wellington. sectors specific needs. organised, this years rodeo is set to be sponsors for their continuing support one of the most action packed and “We bought this motel for several and sponsorship for this year’s rodeo; professional rodeos to date with some of reasons”, said Mr Ratnam. The the best bucking stock in Australia location of Brewarrina situated Brewarrina RSL Club Including Frank Biddle’s Bulls from Brewarrina Glass & Hardware on the Kamilaroi Highway being a Warwick and Peter & Tim Kennedy’s Mulga Creek Hotel/Motel Byrock direct route to the outback, also as bucking horse of the year “Ride Tuff Dark Elders Brewarrina the start of the Darling River and & Stormy” coming to put on a fantastic Brewarrina Cash & Carry the motels’ proximity to the show! Not to mention some of Australia’s Brewill aboriginal fish traps and beautiful best cowgirls and cowboys who are Landmark Walsh Hughes already making their travel arrangements river. We felt this was a very good Tait Toyota Goondiwindi to Brewarrina for the Rodeo, there are choice. Joblink Plus Tamworth even competitors travelling from as far Regional Events Live as, believe it or not, Western Australia! I would like to thank the people of Kelly’s Property Sales Walgett Brewarrina for there support and Landmark Walgett The gates open at 8.30am with the rodeo well wishes. A special thankyou to Carter, Lindsay & Weber action kicking off at 9.30am and the main the aboriginal community of R.O Wright & Co. Cathy Finlayson—Bokhara Hutz, Wendy event starting at 2pm featuring the crowd Wulf’s Service Station Brewarrina for assisting in the Finlayson– Culhanes and Debbie pleasing bull ride! There will be a BBQ clean up and painting of the Dowell– Dowells Fuel all enjoyed the and Bar running all day, and Please help support the Barwon River premises. We are looking forward motel launch. entertainment after the rodeo to finish off Rodeo Committee by supporting our to doing business locally and a great day! Make sure you get there sponsors! Thankyou! working closely with the Visitor early to save your front row seat for one of the best rodeo’s on the ABCRA circuit! Information Centre. Barwon River Rodeo Committee Don’t forget to hang on tight to your ticket into the cash raffle for your chance to win Story Continued page 2 $1000 CASH! The cash raffle will be drawn before the first round of the open bull ride. Trudy Eastwood-Joblink Plus, Chandra Deputy Mayor Wulf Reichler Ratnam– River View Motel and Alana Hardy—Joblink Plus BARWON RIVER RODEO L-R Chandra and Bev Ratnam with extended family COMING Kristina Olsen to tour Brewarrina EVENTS also learn how to present it. We'll look at how to Secure your place now with one build a set list, stage fright, humour on stage, of the most entertaining and dealing with sound systems and how to prepare IMPORTANT compelling performers on the international folk circuit- yourself so you are at your peak when you perform. DATES Kristina Olsen who is set to tour Brewarrina on the 14th,15th and Beginning guitar: (Level 1) Start right! We’ll learn fun easy songs 31st– March—Hairdresser Jade 16th May. and work on not learning any bad habits that have be later be unlearned. Beetson for appointments call Pushme Pullyou or The Physics of Partner 0427148493 Kristina is a fine instrumentalist (acoustic Dance: guitar, steel-body slide guitar, saxophone, figure out the correct tempo for your band. (All Levels) Learn universal lead and follow tech- 1st April– Hairdresser Jade concertina and piano) as well as a powerful niques so you can dance with anyone to any The Engine of Swing: (All Levels) Where does the energy come from in Beetson for appointments call songwriter with a big bluesy voice, Kristina has music! This class is appropriate whether you are swing dance? We’re going to take some basic audiences around the world coming back for a total beginner or an experienced partner 0427148493 more. moves and break them down into detailed lead dancer. We will explore where the lead comes and follow techniques as you use your partner’s 3rd April —Farmers Market Her mix of strong songs in the from and how the follow can best react to the momentum to make it easy and fun to swing troubadour tradition, some jazz-inspired signals from the lead and move as one body 9thApril—School Breaks up—NSW sounds and powerful bottleneck blues (as well instead of two separate ones. You do not need a dance. No partner necessary, everyone will have a partner! 10th April – Good Friday Bowls Day— as her hilarious storytelling) makes for a partner to come to class!! You just need a Slide Guitar: held at the Culgoa Community Sports diverse and satisfying musical experience, on flexible mind and a desire to dance! This class (Level 2-4) Come learn the seductive sound of stage and on disc. has been the surprise hit at swing camps in the slide guitar! We'll focus mostly on blues and 11th April – Easter Saturday- Barwon Born in San Francisco and raised in Canada and the States. mostly on slide played in open tunings. Slide River Rodeo Haight-Asbury during the 1960's, Kristina's Blues Singing: guitar is a great class to take when your left hand (All Levels) Learn how to get a growl in your 12th April– Easter Sunday approach to music and life was formed by that voice and how to use one of the most expressive fingers are sore, no calluses needed! You don't environment of vital cultural expression, social need any previous experience playing slide, but 13th April– Easter Monday activism and diverse musical influences. forms of singing. We’ll learn songs as well as you do need fundamental knowledge of the 17th April – material Deadline for the learn voice placement techniques to get a bluesy guitar. rather then classical sound from the voice. Blues Slide Repertoire ( Brewarrina News She now calls Venice Beach, Los Angeles Arranging for Songwriters: home but rarely sees it from touring ten Level 3)This class is for people who already play 23rd April– Bre News—available months a year. (Level 2-5) Many songwriters have lovely words some slide, we'll be focusing on learning a bunch and melodies that are weakened by repetitive 24th April Brewarrina Shire Council humdrum arrangements. In this class we'll look of new blues slide pieces that focus on different slide techniques, such as right hand muting, left meeting (held at Weilmoringle) Workshops will be made available to all at ways to make your songs stand out and hand muting and fretting behind the bar. community members interested, followed sparkle. Oriented mainly for guitarists, but all 25th April -ANZAC Day by two community performances Advanced Slide Technique instruments are welcome. (Level 5) We’ll look at right hand muting in depth, 27th– School Resumes—NSW concluding the workshops. Guitar Soloing for people with no clue: and altered tunings. For students who have (Level 2-4) Do you freeze up when someone already been playing slide guitar. Please contact the Visitor Information says 'take it!' Do you have no clue how to go Tone Production: Centre on 0268035152 to nominate your from playing chords to playing single note (Level 2-4) Let's look at how to make the guitar interested workshop/s listed below. leads? Do you worry that your guitar playing really sing, screech and howl. Often we focus on SAVE THE DATE friends will start to talk behind your back? Come to this class and learn how to dazzle those same the left hand and forget completely about the BREWARRINA RACES WORKSHOPS nay sayers with your new skills. We'll start with right hand, so we play all the right notes but they don't sound great. We'll learn different pieces 23RD MAY 2009 CONDUCTED BY building a solo out of just a few notes in a safe and un-terrifying way with just enough theory to with the focus on how the notes sound using lots of different right hand techniques. KRISTINA OLSEN have some comprehension but not too much to confuse. EASTER FARMERS Songwriting: Dance for Musicians: (All Levels) Learn universal lead and follow M ARKET (all Levels) Give your song writing skills a boost! We'll do fun creativity games, talk about techniques so you can dance with anyone to any music! Musicians are used to moving small what makes a song strong and we'll do exercises muscle groups (fingers) with great precision, EVERYTHING CHOCOLATE to improve your skills on the different aspects of come to dance class and learn to move large writing, lyrics, melody and rhythm. Be prepared FRIDAY 3RD APRIL 6.00pm for lots of assignments. muscle groups to the beat. Do you play dance music? A great way to really understand the Performance: driving rhythms and tempos of dance music is to Brewarrina Visitor Information and Cultural (Level 2-5) Learn all the tricks to keep your audi- dance it. Never again play a lindy too fast or too Centre, ence awake, alive and loving your music! Being slow for a dance. If you can dance it, you can a great player is only half of the picture, you must Bathurst Street, Brewarrina This Farmers Market will be all about chocolate- Easter Eggs, Easter Bunny, REGIONAL EVENTS LIVE SPONSOR Chocolate Cakes, Muffins, Cookies, BBQ, Cold Drinks 2009 BARWON RIVER RODEO! AND MUCH MUCH MORE. Continued from page 1 purchase different sponsorship packages to cater for your To book your chocolate stall call 02 6830 5152. events needs. The Barwon River Rodeo Committee submitted an application to Regional Events Live on 17th February 2009 for Check out the 8th Annual Barwon River Rodeo 2009 Art and Crafts, second hand furniture, an in-kind sponsorship program which helps to support and Brewarrina online at www.regionaleventslive.com.au and fresh produce and much much more. promote local and regional events and activities. On Friday click on featured events to find the Rodeo then click on more Come along to the Easter Farmers 20th February, the committee received a phone call from info and don’t forget to send an e-invite to all of your friends! Clitie Murdoch at Regional Events Live to confirm that the Market and see what committee was successful with a Platinum in-kind Brewarrina has to offer. sponsorship program. OUT DOOR THEATRE– The Platinum sponsorship program includes a 350 word article about our rodeo posted on Regional Events Live FREE SCREENING OF website, photos of the rodeo, sponsors logo’s, a rodeo program and a flyer. Regional Events Live also included the HIGH Barwon River Rodeo in their newsletter and we have the option on the website to send email invitations to the 2009 SCHOOL Barwon River Rodeo! The 2009 Barwon River Rodeo has been advertised on the Regional Events Live website since MUSICAL Monday 23rd February. 3 Regional Events Live offer an in kind sponsorship programs for successful applicants throughout the year to support and help local and regional events by promoting and advertising events such as the Barwon River Rodeo. You can also THANKYOU We now know why International Women’s Day BREWARRINA everyone talks about the River 2009. As we drove into Brewarrina in our mini bus, we gazed up at a billboard reading “Stop a while, International women's day in BREWARRINA’S you’ll be surprised” starring what you’d call the Brewarrina was held in the Memorial WOMAN OF THE YEAR “typical Aussie bloke”. Little did we know that one park in the main street, with women week later we’d be sitting in the RSL with Marret, from all walks of life coming together Congratulations to Margaret and he and Thilini would be shaving their hair for to celebrate being a woman and how Nicholls (Missy), who is the The World’s Greatest Shave. wonderful it is to be a woman. 2009 International women’s day woman of the year. As you’ve probably heard we’re the second of Hosted by the following support many groups to be travelling to Brewarrina from organizations, AMS, Great Western Margaret was a teachers Aid Griffith University on the Gold Coast to work in the Area Health Service and Brewarrina at the Brewarrina Central new dental clinic. Shire Council, which made the day a School for many years before success. becoming a teacher at So far we’ve been here for just over a week and Brewarrina Central School. we could not have asked for a better reception. Guest speaker Dianne Kelly spoke about her life growing up on the river, Whilst the majority of our time has been spent in Working while raising a family the dental clinic, Belinda and Fran have allowed Payto and Jess doing she made her first Jonny Cake at the while obtaining a Bachelor of us to experience another side of Brewarrina. the shears dance age of 8 yrs old, her children how Education and her being away important they are to her. She spoke From playing cards at the RSL, to Tuesday trivia one week every month wasn't at the Royal, we’ve had a true taste, or drink you about her fantastic Christmas lights easy for her or her family, but display and how her family has won might say, of the local watering holes. We’ve been with support from her family an ward for most creative for the past out to Toorang shearing shed and seen she managed to go to three years. She has inspired women University and be a mum at Brewarrina’s shearing crew in action, not to Paul Marrett, Boris Barker and Thilini – of all ages to get up and have mention riding on the back of a ute and posing for before the big chop on Saturday the same time. She plays a ago- that’s her motto. photos on a stationary motorbike –typical city huge role in the teachings of Aboriginal Language at slickers. Christine Smith along with Trish Frail Brewarrina Central School. Thil without hair did a great job as MC, Christine Saturday the 14th of March was the Leukaemia Smith is a local Brewarrina woman Foundations Shave for a Cure at the RSL. Thilini Margaret Grew up in who has achieved so much through was one of the brave participants who shaved her Brewarrina and has seen Education, as she holds many gorgeous hair, and we’d like to thank everyone for many changes in the town and degrees, masters and bachelors on Community. the great turn-out, support and donations. She all different fields, her role now raised over $2000, with special thanks going to however is the project manager for Her family is so proud of her. the RSL and Cash and Carry who sponsored safe houses in this region, she works Margaret’s niece Debbie $500 each. Trivia night at the Royal with Ourgunya the women’s safe Nicholls spoke on her behalf Jen – she even looks like a farm girl meeting the locals house here in Brewarrina. Most once she received the award Our Sunday was spent bobbing down the beautiful women on the day stood up and as Margaret was on a School Barwon River, swimming, fishing and barbequing spoke about their lives, as women, Excursion at the time the courtesy of Max and Ocker (although they may wives', mothers and friends . award was presented. not know about their contribution until after Activities such as quiz games were reading this) and the State Emergency Service. played with prizes being vouchers for Our thanks goes out to our captains, Unc, haircuts, massages and nice gift bags Swampy and Marett, and our tour guide Bee and full of women’s accessories. all the locals who turned up to make our day so memorable. Well done to all involved in the organisation. The welcome and warmth that we have received from the community of Brewarrina has been overwhelming and we’re all in agreement that we have so far had a truly amazing and insightful experience. Debbie Nicholls with her daughter THANK YOU Dakota Gordon. BREWARRINA!!! Our visit to Toorang – thank you Sue and Gerard and the Shearing Team. Environmental $200,000 FOR Rebates Cut-Off Date BREWARRINA LEVEE Extended UPGRADES Member for Barwon, Kevin Humphries has the $300 NSW insulation rebate will end on welcomed a New South Wales State 30 June 2009. That money will instead be Federal Member for upgraded and maintained The Natural Disaster Government announcement to extend the spent on insulation for properties that are Calare, John Cobb, has to ensure the safety of Mitigation Program cut off date until 2011 for solar hot water not covered by the rebate announced by welcomed funding of people, property and the identifies and addresses system and rainwater tank rebates. the Federal Government, including public $200,000 to Brewarrina economies of the towns natural disaster risk housing. Shire Council to upgrade which rely on them. priorities across the the local levee system. nation. Mr Humphries said the cash back scheme, “The $150 rebate for 4.5 star washing in place since 2007, was due to end at 30 “During the 12 year term machines remains unchanged. It will still be June 2009, but the State Government had available until 30 June 2010.” The funding was provided of the Coalition Funds are available for a accepted a recommendation from the under the Natural government, thousands range of measures that Commonwealth Government to leave it in Disaster Mitigation of communities contribute to safer, place. Solar/gas hot water rebate scheme Program to assist in the throughout Australia were sustainable communities information and application forms and protection of the able to Implement capital making them better able ”Through State and Federal rebates, information on the water tank rebate community from the works as well as to withstand the effects of consumers can now claim up to $2,800 for scheme and application forms can be threat of flooding. prepared emergency natural disasters. climate friendly hot water systems and obtained by visiting management plans for $2,000 for rainwater tanks,” he said. “This www.environment.nsw.gov.au/rebates/ “By upgrading their communities through More information on the extension, announced on February 20, will ccfhws.htm, phoning 1300 361 967 or emailing email@example.com Brewarrina’s levees, the this extremely worthwhile Natural Disaster provide an even greater incentive for NSW threat of flooding in local program. Mitigation Program is householders to improve water and energy homes and businesses available by visiting the efficiency. A Federal Grant is also available from the can be minimised,” Mr Emergency Management Water for the Future plan. Information is Cobb said. Australia website at “A change to the NSW insulation rebate has available at www.environment.gov.au/ www.ema.gov.au also been made, with the Federal water/programs/nrgi/index.html “It is essential that our Government’s insulation rebate covering levees are properly the entire cost of installing ceiling insulation, BREWARRINA SHIRE COUNCIL UPDATE Bathurst Street Brewarrina , Ph: 02 6830 5106 firstname.lastname@example.org Council’s government finance is complex and years of experience and training is needed to develop the skills to enable Tourism Conference provision of detailed reports for a diverse range of activities This year the Country link Outback 2009 Tourism rd Organisational and functions, including comprehensive financial statements, budgets and reviews. Symposium will be held in Wentworth on Monday 23 March & Tuesday 24th, followed by the launch of the Darling River Run project on Wednesday 25th at Menindee. Restructure – sorting Ultimately, the goal of the restructure is to encourage As with last year’s symposium it will provide great out the fact from the capacity building within the local community. opportunities to meet other industry businesses, key tourism contacts and state/federal tourism bodies. fiction. A further consultative process, including one-on-one interviews with the General Manager, is to be carried out with all employees affected by changes to positions. The A delegation consisting of the Tourism Officer, Economic Development Officer and Tourism & Economic As some residents may be aware, the town has been agog United Services Union (USU) will be involved and has Development Manager will be in attendance. with information, or misinformation, concerning Council’s viewed the new structure. Most re-vamped roles will be proposed new organisational structure. advertised internally. The LGSA, however, will advertise the Assistant General Manager position. Darling River Run Councils are required, by law, to adopt an organisational structure within 12 months of an ordinary council election. The final organisational structure will be included in the The structure diagram includes positions needed by “Brewarrina News” after it has been adopted by the council to allow it to competently carry out its many and Council. This is expected to happen at Council’s April diverse activities. ordinary meeting. The Local Government and Shires Association’s (LGSA) In the meantime the proposed structure may be viewed at “Employment Solutions” division undertook a review and Council’s offices or on its web site. included its findings in a comprehensive report. Key issues identified include needed improvement in the way Council employees communicate with each other and the broader Tourism News public. Also identified was the need to work as one cohesive and respectful team, for the benefit of the community. Fish Sculptures selected The Visitor Information Centre will soon be adding a series of sculptures to the centres main entrance after a prototype It is considered that the new structure, adopted by of the sculpture was presented and approved at the th councillors, 9-0, on Monday 16 March, reflects the wishes Tourism & Economic Development committee last week. of many staff, a number of whom reported some dissatisfaction with the way management currently The dimensions of the steel sculpture are approximately 18 operates and has operated. Most staff had input into the metres long by 3.5 metres high and the fish range in size process via group or individual interviews. All had the of up to 1.5 metres long. opportunity and were urged to complete and submit comprehensive questionnaires (climate surveys) that The sculpture will serve both as a reminder of the allowed them to express their opinions. All survey importance of our river system and will help to attract comments, including negative comments, were included in visitors to the centre highlighting Brewarrina’s assets. the report. The sculptures are scheduled to be installed before the The changed structure allows for an increased number of end of June 2009 and an additional sculptures are now positions. It also allows the development of local talent to being developed into community consultation for further fill positions, rather than having to rely upon people (like installation of sculptures in and around the community. the General Manager) who “come from the coast” – or See Community Consultation article on page 6 elsewhere. It allows both flexibility and scope for If you have not already picked up a copy of the Open Road advancement. Magazine then do so as the Darling River Run has a Cartoscope double page spread about the river and its towns along it. Some existing positions were adjusted and realigned to We have just completed in conjunction with Cartoscope a provide career paths for staff to progress through the “free” to user tourist map covering the Outback NSW We play a very active role on the Darling River Run project organisation. Two former director positions are scrapped region. The map includes a regional map and 13 town committee and for those of you who are not aware the and replaced by one Assistant General Manager with maps. Each town map has been road checked to confirm Darling River Run is a tourism development and engineering qualifications. One of the two senior positions road status, road names, tourist information and any other marketing project funded by the Australian Government in referred to is currently vacant and therefore will not result information pertinent to travellers e.g. service stations, partnership with the community and tourism industry. in a direct job loss. hospitals, dump points. The project includes interpretive signs that have been At least four new positions are created, including three The map will be officially launched at the Outback Tourism constructed along the touring route in conjunction with an part-time. It is envisaged, however, that at least two other Symposium at Wentworth on the 23rd March. These maps extensive marketing campaign. The project has been full-time positions may be added. One position will replace and many other shire maps are now available “free” at the managed through Outback NSW in collaboration with the a contractor’s role. The overall result is that all bar one Brewarrina Visitor Information Centre. Shire Councils, Tourism NSW and the National Parks & existing senior manager can be accommodated in the Wildlife service. reshuffle. Outback Arts There was no response to the nominations called through Some of these interpretive signs have recently been The three existing subordinate engineering positions are relocated along Bathurst Street one in front of the Shire converted to line manager positions reporting directly to last months newspaper for a representative to sit on the Outback Arts board so at the last tourism meeting it was Council and the other in the park in a bid to lesson the the Assistant General Manager. The consultants have amount of vandalism to them. If you see anyone trying to recommended that staff rotate through each of the three nominated that the economic development officer take on the role of Council’s delegate until a replacement can be vandalise these signs could you please report it to the positions in order to gain wide experience in various local police. aspects of engineering. Initially these positions will be found. advertised internally. It is expected that, in the future, one or more of our present engineering staff will be trained up Surf Boat Classic & Festival and be eligible to fill the Assistant GM position. It is intended that the GM role may also ultimately be filled from Fisheries RTA/ CENTRELINK HOURS The Visitor Information Centre is looking to revitalise the within our own ranks. Outback Surfboat Classic and perhaps combine it with the 9AM– 12.30OPM There is a focus on developing talent so that council has a Festival of the Fisheries in 2010 turning it into a week long succession plan for replacing staff approaching retirement event. (OPERATING FROM THE age. If anyone is interested in the proposed event could you BREWARRINA LIBRARY) please contact the office for further information on 02 6830 5152. LIBRARY OPERATING HOURS The Rural Supervisor position is replaced by two 1PM– 4.30PM supervisors - one of which can be filled by the current supervisor. This is achieved by splitting the road crews into two groups: “construction” and “maintenance”. This For further Details reorganisation allows the development of an additional 02 6839 2106 leadership role, supported by the consultants is the provision of an assistant accountant traineeship role. Local BREWARRINA SHIRE COUNCIL UPDATE Bathurst Street Brewarrina , Ph: 02 6830 5106 email@example.com Following the meeting and the annual election of office bearers, the Council has not yet been advised whether its joint application Annual Western revised Western Division presidency comprises Cr Ray Longfellow with the Brewarrina Business Centre for $2m Commonwealth Division Conference – (Central Darling), President, with Vice Presidents Crs. Ray Donald (Bogan Shire), Lilliane Brady (Cobar) and (Brewarrina’s) Wulf Reichler funding, to be put towards the town beautification project, has been approved. Approval has been received, however, to Balranald. Balranald an interesting destination with a lot to offer and well worth a commence work on its proposed skate and bike park and also for streetscape works to be undertaken in the vicinity of the post visit, hosted a great event. Delegates appreciated the welcome, the office. excellent treatment and well organised and catered functions. Brewarrina’s dental project is off to a flying start. We welcome our second group of eight great dental students – the crème of The next meeting of all the member councils of the Local government and the crop - and their supervisors and support staff to our town Shires Association will be held, in Sydney, in June, whilst the next annual and thank the first contingent for a job well done. They set the meeting of the Western Division will be held in Bourke early next year. example and were well received and appreciated by the community. Goodooga residents will be making appointments, with one Goodooga Working Party meeting attendee remarking that he has been on a waiting list, elsewhere, for three years! The mayor was able to reassure him that appointments are currently readily available in Brewarrina. The official opening ceremony is scheduled for April 29th. We again acknowledge The member councils of the Western Division of the Local Government and thank the Commonwealth Government’s Department of and Shires Association met in Balranald in southern NSW between, Health and Ageing for funding the building upgrade. 1st -3rd March, to discuss issues common to the western region. We are happy to report that our Town Supervisor, Alf Fazldeen The Hon Barbara Perry, MP. Minister for Local Government Minister will be back in town after some hospital visits and look forward Assisting the Minister for Health (Mental Health) attended and provided to having him back on deck. the opening address. Ms Perry was followed by several keynote speakers including the Hon Kevin Humphries, MP, Member for Barwon. Hilary Hertslett, our Rates Clerk, is replacing Alf on the sick list, however, having broken her right arm. We extend our best wishes, Hilary, for a speedy recovery. As predicted last month, one of the discussion topics was the very survival of the Division as a political force as Mayor Lilliane Brady, (Cobar Shire), GENERAL MANAGERS We congratulate recent addition to staff, Michelle Back, on the moved that it be disbanded. Mayor Brady said that the Division had been underperforming in recent REPORT safe arrival of baby Alex earlier this week. We also congratulate Emma Crowley on her new appointment years. Where the Division had once commanded the respect and attention From My Desk, March 2009 with the Department of Community Services and thank her for of Governments, ministers were now scarce on the ground. Ministers her work in her role as Council’s Human Resources Officer. generally did not attend Western Division conferences, as in the past, What an interesting past few weeks with Council’s proposed Emma will be with us until the Easter weekend. when even the Premier attended, along with a number of other ministers. new organisational structure apparently being this month’s hot Member councils had also been able to regularly visit ministers in their topic of conversation, at least in Brewarrina. A summary of its This month’s edition of the News has been expanded to allow offices but, recently, access has been limited. The division, it was major ramifications is included elsewhere in this paper. additional reports including a further report on our Australia Day proposed, had lost its clout. celebrations that didn’t make it into last month’s paper. Various councillors and I have recently covered a lot of ground in our quest to meet with and hear government ministers and At a special meeting of Division members held in Sydney last July, it was members of parliament, including our local member for Barwon, A reminder that Council’ Ordinary meeting – open to the said that one of the contributing factors to the decline of the Division was the Hon. Kevin Humphries, MP. public - is held on the fourth Friday of the month. This month’s that Council General Managers’ workloads had increased. This meant that meeting is to be held at Brewarrina, in the Bathurst Street GMs no longer had the time to research and prepare submissions to chambers, on 27th, commencing at 9am. The Mayor and I travelled to Bourke to attend a joint meeting government or to undertake the numerous tasks involved in running the Council’s April meeting will be held at Weilmoringle, between Bourke, Paroo and Brewarrina Shires and Federal division. A solution then proposed, was that the division should appoint a Minister for Climate Change and Water, the Hon. Penny Wong, commencing at 9am. Representatives of Lion Nathan, an Chief Executive Officer, (CEO), who would take on the workload. Mayors to discuss water buy-back and other issues. We thank Bourke Australasian premium alcoholic beverages company with operations in Australia and New Zealand, will attend the and General Managers agreed, and took the matter back to individual Shire for its hospitality. Council. councils for discussion. The Deputy Mayor, Wulf Reichler and I attended a forum on Council committee meetings will be held on the second Subsequently, some member Councils advised, at a further meeting held water and sewer issues, held at Coonamble where we later Tuesday and Wednesday of the month, between 10 am and 12 in Cobar, of their reluctance to each contribute $9,000 to support the met, (very briefly), the Hon. Phillip Costa, Minister for Water, noon in the Brewarrina Council chambers. All are visitors proposal, as they were already contributing to support CEO positions in and Minister for Regional Development to learn more about the welcome. Regional Organisations of Councils (ROC). These ROCs were achieving government’s proposal to form councils into strategic alliances – in some instances – very good outcomes for councils. Those councils in an attempt to achieve better service delivery outcomes did not, therefore, want to pay for another CEO, especially when there across the State. The report currently proposes that Brewarrina, might be duplication of effort, with CEOs from ROCs and the Western Bourke and Central Darling Shire form a strategic alliance and Division potentially preparing submissions on the same topics and issues. partner with Country Water situated at Broken Hill. This move is being resisted and your Council is looking at a possible option to join, along with Bourke Shire, the Lower Macquarie Water Arguments put forth in support of the retention of the Western Division Alliance. More about that next month! were that there was strength in numbers and more support from Governments could potentially be gained by providing a united front than The Mayor, Deputy Mayor, Councillors Wason and Barker and I by lobbying in smaller groups. The conference was reminded that the made the 1612km round trip to Balranald, at the beginning of Division covers 50% of the land area of NSW and is an important March, to attend the Western Division Shires Association economic region. This fact has been recognised, by the appointment, by Conference. Meanwhile, Councillor Geddes attended a meeting the State opposition parties, of a Shadow Minister for the Far West, with on Water issues, held at Goondiwindi. Federal Senator and the potential Minister being the Hon Kevin Humphries, Member for Minister, Penny Wong, also addressed that meeting. Barwon, in the event there is a change of government. This shadow ministry decision may well have been based upon the Western Division’s The Mayor and I attended the Goodooga Community Working request, following last July’s meeting, that the State Government be Party Meeting on Tuesday 17th and were also present for the requested to appoint a Minister for the Far West. delivery of the long-awaited independent reviewers’ report on the fate of the Goodooga Health Service. The cost issue was discussed. Brewarrina’s General Manager said that Councils should consider costs incurred to support CEOs as potential I have included a separate articles on the outcomes of the investments. Money invested into ROCs paid dividends by saving councils Balranald meeting and have also provided a brief report in money by bulk purchasing of goods and services. Money saved through relation to community consultation that is to take place during these associations could be applied towards funding the cost of a Western April – May that will allow council to develop its long-term Division CEO. That further investment could also pay dividends in terms community strategic plan. of positive outcomes for the west through attracting additional government Speaking of Goodooga, the council has recently partnered with assistance. the Goodooga CDEP (Community Development Employment Program) and Murdi Paaki Regional Enterprise Corporation to Ultimately the division survived, as conference delegates resolved to complete a number of small community projects including ‘My compromise. A part-time CEO is to be appointed for the Western Division Bokhara’ and maintenance works on the golf course, tennis with each council’s contribution reduced to $1,000 per annum instead of courts and the sporting ground. Currently the community is the anticipated $9,000. If successful, the position can be extended and upgrading the Doreen Peter Park and is scheduling a variety of expanded. Some councils are adamant that the CEO must be a western community activities for a very big Easter weekend including a resident who understands the political process and is thoroughly familiar reunion and various sporting events. with western issues. BREWARRINA SHIRE COUNCIL UPDATE Bathurst Street Brewarrina , Ph: 02 6830 5106 firstname.lastname@example.org Brewarrina Shire Council Youth Centre the 21st March 2009 at the Brewarrina Shire Council Community Centre. Notice of Public Community Consultation News International Women’s Day: ‘Fish Sculptures’ Meetings We held a art competition with the Youth Centre Hours: young girls to design a logo for Council is scheduled to meet, commencing at 9am, Monday – Friday International Women’s Day, we At the last meeting of the Brewarrina Shire Council Tourism in the Brewarrina Shire Council Chambers on the received 12 entries, all of high and Heritage meeting an idea for a community project to following dates: 4pm – 8pm standard and we had a had time develop a unified community symbol was presented. The 2009 choosing one winner. . We had objective of the symbol is to develop an identity or persona Friday 24 April (at Weilmoringle) Staff: two winners who were Shinee Friday 22 May that is accepted, respected and adopted by the majority of The staff have attended training at Hammond age 13 and Charlotte our community. The adopted symbol could be re-created Friday 26 June the TAFE for their Youth Worker Boney age 12, congratulations to through various art mediums, developed by artists and Friday 24 July Friday 28 August Certificate and attended training our winners and thanks to all of community members and used to promote Brewarrina across Friday 25 September for 3 days at Lighting Ridge with our entrees. the region. the NSW Health Education Centre Brewarrina Shire Council Internal Committees Against Violence the course was Teenage Parents Room: An example of a similar successful project was the Technical Services Committee meetings commence ‘Skills in child protection for The Parents room is open Friday development of the ‘Gular’ by the Gulargambone at 10am in the Brewarrina Shire Council Chambers on Aboriginal workers’ Barry had morning 10am – 12pm. Drop in Progress Committee, 2828. Community consultation was the following dates. Meeting dates: special approval to attend and all for a coffee and a yarn. 2009 undertaken in Gulargambone, ideas shared, discussions had the staff said it was fantastic and and compromises made and finally the community of Tuesday 7 April they learnt a lot. Morris and School holidays: Gulargambone created a community symbol that is now Tuesday 5 May Tuesday 9 June Danielle have been assisting the Time sneaks away on us, our widely identifiable through out Australia. The community of Tuesday 7 July staff of Circus Skills Easter Holidays are nearly upon Gulargambone has received positive publicity that money Tuesday 11 August us 9th April – 28th April 2009. We could not buy and the cost benefits to the community are a Tuesday 8 September Outreach: will be organising a Yarn Up camp, hundred fold on the initial implementation costs of the project. We have commenced our art and craft and various other Committee Delegates: - Mayor Matthew Slack Smith, Outreach visits to Weilmoringle, programs. An initial ‘fish’ concept was presented at the Tourism and Deputy-Mayor Wulf Reichler , Councillor Angus which we love and we know that Geddes, Councillor Mark Brown , Councillor Wayne Heritage Meeting as a starting point and it was decided that the kids appreciate our coming out Youth Week: community feedback, contribution and ownership would be Neale, Councillor John Burke there. Youth Week is held 28th March – necessary for this project to be successful. Tourism Development & Heritage Committee 5th April 2009 we will be working meetings commence at 11am in the Brewarrina Shire Disco: with Rick Black in organising vari- An email was sent to members of the community by the Council Chambers on the following dates. We held an Under 7’s disco on Sat ous programs for the week. Economic Development Officer (EDO) to e-mail addresses Meeting dates: 2009 7 March between 5.30 – 7pm and on the Council EDO database seeking community feedback Tuesday 7 April over 8’s 7.30pm – 11.30. We will and ideas. To date nine community members have replied in Tuesday 5 May be holding a Blue Light Disco on writing with mixed reactions. Tuesday 9 June Tuesday 7 July Tuesday 11 August Initial feedback indicates that the community would like to see Tuesday 8 September a symbol of some description, is natural, native and neutral, uses community workshops to get all members of our Committee Delegates: Mayor Matthew Slack-Smith , community involved and creates a positive image for Deputy-Mayor Wulf Reichler, Councillor Angus Brewarrina. Geddes, Councillor Wayne Neale, Councillor Jeanette Barker Feedback also suggests that we consider alternative symbols other than the fish, don’t use corrugated iron as it will look too Finance Committee meetings commence at 10am in the Brewarrina Shire Council Chambers on the much like Gulargambone and don’t paint murals as the paint following dates. peels and murals tend to date. Other shared concerns in Meeting dates: 2009 going ahead with the project were vandalism, continuity of Wednesday 8 April 2009 designs and cost involved. Wednesday 6 May 2009 Wednesday 10 June 2009 There are endless ways as a community we could develop Wednesday 8 July 2009 Wednesday 12 August 2009 Wednesday 9 September 2009 CLEAN UP this concept and members of the community are encouraged to share ideas by e-mail to email@example.com. Committee Delegates: All Councillors Youth Sport & Recreation Committee meetings commence at 11am AUSTRALIA The idea of ‘fish’ for Brewarrina could include; in the Brewarrina Shire Council Chambers on the fol- lowing dates. Meeting dates: 2009 2009 • Community murals throughout Brewarrina (both indigenous Wednesday 11 February art and contemporary) Wednesday 8 April Weir Park is adjacent to • Fish sculptures made out of recycled materials Wednesday 10 June The 1st March 2009 was this significant heritage Wednesday 12 August • Fish paving and concrete sculptures Clean Up Australia Day area and 15 large bags of Committee Delegates: Mayor Matthew and Brewarrina rubbish were cleaned up There are endless ways for the community to get involved – Slack-Smith , Councillor Jeanette Barker, Councillor participated in this and collected. community workshops, school activities, volunteering, raising Angelo Pippos, Councillor Wayne Neale important community 90% consisted of bottles funds to pay professional artists, community working bees event. and the rest were cans . etc. These meeting dates are also on the Council website: www.breshire.com Eight volunteers turned up Again, a big thank you to Additionally expressions of interest are sought from at the clean up site, Weir our clean up warriors, individuals who represent a cross section of the community Park, adjacent to Beth Beatty, Roland and and are interested in forming a steering committee to develop Any changes to the above dates and venues will be Brewarrina’s world famous this project further. All members of the community are Charlie Beatty, Darren advised in this newspaper and on radio 2WEB. All encouraged to become involved including indigenous, residents and Interested persons are welcome to fish traps. The Fish Traps Frail, Lionel Leigo, John non-indigenous, children, artists and anyone who is interested attend. were National Heritage Keenan, Derek Tattersall in Brewarrina. Glenda Tasker listed on 3rd June 2005 and and Francois Van der General Manager are considered to be Berg. If this sounds like you please contact Brewarrina Shire 40, 000 years old. Council Economic Development Officer on 02 6830 5100 or on e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org THE BREWARRINA NEWS!!! Articles will be accepted by email- Phone: 02683 5152 email@example.com Published monthly at the Brewarrina Visitor Information Centre . We welcome all contributions however due to limited amount of EVERYTHING MUST BE IN BEFORE THE space there is no guarantee your article will be printed. CLOSING DATE We do not accept stories by fax.- The Club would like to thank the sponsors for BREWARRINA Races BREWARRINA SHIRE making this day possible. AGAIN COUNCIL UPDATE 23 MAY 2009 So don your good clobber, grab the family and come out for a good day’s racing in the West. Bathurst Street Brewarrina , Ph: 02 6830 5106 Racing at Brewarrina where everyone is a firstname.lastname@example.org The Brewarrina Jockey Club Inc. will be holding the winner!!! Annual Patron’s Cup Meeting on Saturday 23 May 2009. The Club will have a six-race programme with the General Manager that he has prize money of $25,000. BREWARRINA happy memories of the Shire and SHIRE COUNCIL commented that when he left The six (6)-race programme is: Warringah a few years ago, he MANAGEMENT PLAN regretted that his leaving would result Patron Cup Open Handicap 1200m for $5,000 2009/10 - 2013/14. in the severing of his tie with this Shire. Rating 62 Handicap 900m for $4,000 Not only is Mr Blackadder keen to visit, Brewarrina Shire Council is in the process of he has also offered Council a very Rating 57 Handicap 1200m for $4,000 compiling their Management Plan for the period good deal because of his past and 2009/2010- 2013/2014. This plan is Council’s positive association. Rating 57 Handicap 1600m for $4,000 key document that guides the future of the Shire. It details the many activities and goals The model that Mr Blackadder will use Maiden Handicap 1000m for $4,000 that Council has identified, in conjunction with will ensure that the plan will have a the community, that are required to be achieved minimum life of ten years. He believes Maiden Plate 1200m for $4,000 in the Shire, and the progress that is being that it will be of considerable benefit to made in completing these activities and goals. our community and be consistent and compliant with upcoming legislation. The Club will be holding their Annual General Meeting If you have any issues or concerns in the Information will be sought from external on the Sunday 22nd March at the Brewarrina RSL Club community, which you would like to be and community stakeholders, including commencing at 11:30am, all members and interested persons are invited to attend. considered in the Management Plan, please council staff and councillors, social contact BREWARRINA SHIRE COUNCIL at Institutions, health and medical groups, The crowd will have access to bar and facilities, 68305100 or 68305109( John Keenan-Group youth, young mothers club, Youth bookmakers on course, TAB oncourse, SES Manager Corporate and Community Services) Centre, Schools, Indigenous Barbeque, St Patrick’s afternoon tea, good racing and It is the intention of Council to contact the main community including the Ngemba good social interaction Community groups in the Shire over the next Working Party, and the Aboriginal Land two weeks to obtain their inputs to the Plan. A Council, aged community, sporting copy of the 2008/2009-2012/2013 Management groups, local businesses and farmers. Plan is on the Council website Every Shire village will be visited. “This presentation is not helpful to email@example.com or can be obtained at the the community” and “In my Council offices at 57 Bathurst Street, Following the consultation process, Mr personal opinion, the wrong Brewarrina. Blackadder will meet with the council to organization has been reviewed.” enable the process for developing the Professor Houston stated that The deadline for submissions on the Plan is 1st plan to be clearly outlined. Finally and many types of issues that had been May 2009, in order for a draft Management Plan after the draft plan has been adopted dealt with by the health service in to be completed and submitted to the monthly by the Council, it will be put on public the past had not been of an Council meeting on 22th May 2009.This draft exhibition and submissions will be emergency nature. In response, the funds to help improve health Plan will be placed on public exhibition for a accepted and considered. Goodooga Health community provided examples that outcomes for Goodooga. period of 28days( 23rd May 2009- 19th June clearly demonstrated that lives had 2009.) All residents of the Shire will have the Community members are urged to Service Survives been saved because the service Then came the confirming opportunity to comment on the Plan whilst it is participate in the consultation process was available. Also, they said, statement that everyone had been on public exhibition. A public meeting on the and will be advised further when Mr After an anxious and extended wait, community members do not have the expertise to always distinguish waiting to hear: “This review does draft Plan will be held at 5.00pm on 1st May Blackadder’s consultation schedule is members of the Goodooga not recommend the closure of the 2009 at the Council Chambers, prior to the final available. community met at the bowling club when they should and should not Goodooga Health Service”, on Tuesday 17th March to hear the attend the service. Plan being adopted by Council on 26th June followed by proposed health service 2009. POSITIONS VACANT long awaited and overdue report employees: that would inform them whether the The Professor then presented BREWARRINA SHIRE action by the Greater Western Area statistics that he said showed that 1 Nurse practitioner Section 94 A - COUNCIL Health Service (GWAHS), last July, the greater percentage of to severely downgrade the service emergency presentations by triage 1 Registered Nurse Development The Brewarrina Shire Council currently was supported by independent at the health service, outside of 3 Assistants in Nursing 2 Aboriginal health workers has the following positions vacant: consultants, engaged to undertake normal working hours, between Contributions the review. July 2006 and June 2007, were for 1 part time handy man issues that could have and should Plan •Human Resources Professor Shane Houston and his have been deferred until the next It also appears the continuation of the ambulance service is Officer associate, Mr. Braiden Abala, day. supported. Mayor Slack-Smith Brewarrina Shire Council resolved at its presented their findings to the • Labourer He provided a list of conditions for asked GWAHS whether it February 2009 council meeting to adopt the assembled residents, Council supported the retention of the draft section 94 A development contributions • Truck Driver representatives Mayor Matthew which emergency treatment should existing service and the ambulance, Slack-Smith and General not be sought but that could wait plan as exhibited during December 2008 and • Plant Mechanic in principle, and received a “yes”. Manager, Glenda Tasker, Di Holz, until the general practitioner was January 2009. This response was then qualified, • Youth Worker Casual Goodooga Community Facilitator, available the next day. because of cost factors and issues Margot Anderson of the NSW The sec 94 A development contributions plan Position Outback Division of General The Professor then informed of related to qualifications to drive the will be in force from 1 April 2009. proposed changes to the service ambulance. GWAHS also Practice and representatives from All conditions of employment are in operation foreshadowed that there could be University of NSW who will assist issues in recruiting suitable staff. This development contributions plan applies to accordance with the Local the community .to provide ο The Goodooga Health Service applications for development consent and Government (State) Award. responses to the report. would provide emergency services The meeting, that went for over applications for complying development during normal business hours three hours, finished on a positive certificates under part 4 of the Environmental An Information package is available by Also present were several GWAHS representatives. ο Residents could call a national note with, thanks to Ron Mason’s Planning and Assessment Act 1979. contacting Emma Crowley during call centre line for medical advice initiative and healing words, For any information and enquiries please feel normal working hours (8.30am to No after hours non-urgent interaction between GWAHS 4.30pm Monday to Friday) on Professor Houston did not free to contact the Manager: Environmental medicines would be dispensed representatives and everyone else immediately say whether the Health and Building, Francois Van der Berg, on (02) 6830 5119 or by email to These measures are designed, attending, combining in an effort to consultants supported the firstname.lastname@example.org. establish ways to work together for 68305127. retention, by the community, of two Professor Houston said, to reduce the demand on staff time. the good of the community. nursing positions, two assistant Glenda Tasker The information package may also be nurses, its ambulance and its Also suggested was: The community and other stake- GENERAL MANAGER obtained from Council’s website at emergency bed and, unfortunately, ο Parts of the present building holders has twenty eight days (14th BREWARRINA SHIRE COUNCIL www.breshire.com. Intending copies of his report had not been that will no longer be used for April) to respond to the report. A applicants MUST address both made available to community service delivery should be copy of the report is available for common selection criteria and specific members in advance of the visit. decommissioned Community position selection criteria in writing for Rather, the professor told the ο Staff housing will be viewing viewed at council’s offices. community that a “health service Consultation their applications to be valid. cannot do everything for the maintained Maintain and increase level of visiting specialists Scheduled Written applications will be received by community” and that “a balance needs to be struck”. In delivering a the undersigned for these positions Consultation was then undertaken, sustainable health service for Residents are advised that former until 4.00pm on Thursday 9th April with the community asked to Goodooga, he said, residents had 2009. provide positive and negative Warringah Council General Manager, to take responsibility to improve comments on some of the initiatives Stephen Blackadder, has been their own health. He also said that Council is an Equal Opportunity outlined in the report. contracted to develop a community one purpose of his current visit was Employer to undertake further consultation. strategic plan for the Brewarrina Shire. Professor Houston also noted that services to the town and the Glenda Tasker- General Manager This news was not well received, No stranger to Brewarrina because of coordination of those services had PO Box 125 with former Councillor and to improve. He also said that the the sister city relationship enjoyed by Goodooga resident Ron Mason BREWARRINA NSW 2839 Commonwealth Government the two councils, Mr Blackadder told remarking: should be expected to contribute ST PATRICKS SCHOOL NEWS This year at St Patrick’s School we welcomed a new Principal Mr Brett Henderson and a new Infants Teacher Mrs Julia Jeffery. We wish them all the best at St Pat’s. On the second day of school students participated in our annual swimming carnival. The Primary School students competed in all events, whilst the Infants had novelty events in the small pool. Nine students went on to compete in the cluster carnival at Nyngan. Pictured: Mrs Jeffery with Pictured: Adam her class Pictured: Tattersall We have elected two new School Captain’s for George Geddes 2009. The captains are Dana Schleinzer and Pictured Zarek Berger, Casey Barnard Roland Beatty. Both the captains and school leaders were recognised at our opening school mass and presented with badges from Fr. Antony. Our Infant’s class has been studying ‘Worker’s in Our Community’. It has been a great opportunity for the students to go out into the community and experience a variety of work places. So far the students have visited the Post Office and the Fire Brigade came to our school. The students have had a great time and look forward to visiting more businesses before the term has ended. Pictured: Enrolments are now open for 2010. Any families School Captain's , Dana Schilenzer and Roland Beatty. Pictured :Dana Schleinzer, Susan Littlehales, interested in sending their child to St Patrick’s Sarah Hagarty should call into the school and see Brett. Pictured: William Mannix Brewarrina Shire residents turned out in numbers to Congratulations on your achievements. I am impressed celebrate Australia Day at the pool - a fitting venue as the 2009 and surprised at the turn around Brewarrina has undergone. temperature soared into the forties. I came here a few years ago when I was in the Police Force. In a ceremony that included the raising of the Australian flag AUSTRALIA DAY The town did not have a good reputation then, for many reasons. But today it is beautifully clean, tidy, and the and the singing of our National Anthem, deserving Australia people seem to be happy. You can only achieve that by all Day Award recipients received their awards from Australia AWARDS!! working together, with the Shire, the police, and your own Day Ambassador, Charlie Sanderson and Brewarrina Shire community leaders.” Mayor, Matthew Slack-Smith, in front of an attentive charge of the rescue efforts in those calamities. Although he fifty-strong crowd In his inspiring Australia Day address, Mr retired from the NSW Police in 2002, after 31 years, later “I saw a lot of young people on TV after President Obama Sanderson acknowledged the traditional land owners and that year, Mr Sanderson went with the Australian Federal was sworn in. They see his elevation to the presidency as noted their rightful pride in their heritage and rich history. Mr Police to East Timor, where he worked with United Nations the outcome of one person working hard and making his Sanderson said that his recent experiences the Northern Peacekeepers. dream come true. They know that anyone can make their life Territory, where he has been working in isolated Aboriginal better. So, take pride in whatever you do.” “I was very proud to be a member of the police force”, Mr communities, have helped him to understand Aboriginal Sanderson said. “That work places you in a privileged issues. “Thank you for having us as your ambassadors. Today is a position. Mostly you deal with people in crisis. You are the day for all Australians to celebrate in their community. first person people turn to for help. How you respond as a It is a celebration of those things that make it special to be Mr Sanderson spoke passionately of his love of Australia Police Officer makes a big difference to how people can Australian. Take pride in being Australian!!! and its people. “The people of other nations hold us in the cope with big problems. The challenge and the privilege highest regard,” he said. “They look to us for leadership. was to see how much you could help. Happy Australia Day!!! They know we can get things done. … They like us because we are compassionate, we are generous and we Mr Sanderson said that he was delighted with the decision Mr Sanderson and his wife Susie are parents to seven have a good sense of humour. They say that if you want to send he and his wife, Susie, to Brewarrina as part of the children. something to be done properly, and you ask an Australian to Woolworths-sponsored Australia Day Ambassador program. do it, you know it will be done. Most of all, they know that He said that he always requests “a small town in the bush”. we have a strong democracy that ensures we live in freedom, and that our system of justice is one of the fairest This year Charlie is looking forward to his new role in the world. Compare that to Iraq, or Afghanistan, where working out of Mt Isa. “I will be looking after the Gulf two of our sons have worked over the past few years. communities on behalf of the Australian Government. People there do not enjoy the same freedom that we do. Places like Normanton, Burketown, Doomadgee and When we have elections, they are fair, and the loser shakes Mornington Island. I’m really excited about this job, and I hands with the winner, and the government gets on with the will be doing my very best to make a real difference for the job.” people of those communities. The Australian government has committed large amounts of money to try to close the Mr Sanderson said that his had been a fortunate life. In his gap on Indigenous disadvantage, things like life occupation he has worked as a Police Officer and has met expectancy, infant mortality, education outcomes, early Australians under every imaginable circumstance, like the childhood learning and job opportunities. families of people killed in the Thredbo landslide, or the parents of the four young snowboarders who died near To the recipients of youth awards, he said: “You are the Mount Kosciusko a few years ago. Mr Sanderson was in leaders and future leaders of your community. Peter Johnson WALSH FUNERALS Mr Sanderson spoke passionately of his love of Australia and its people. Livestock Transport Pictured: Mr and Mrs Sanderson enjoying themselves at the Australia Day BREWARRINA ,WARREN, Celebrations in Brewarrina. NYNGAN & BOURKE YOUR LOCAL AGENT Wulf’s Service Station Lexie Redmond Brewarrina For all your service & parts Ph: 02 68392242 ROAD TRAIN / Mob: 0427392242 B DOUBLE FOR Bathurst Street Proprietors: SHEEP & CATTLE Pat & Barbara Walsh Brewarrina Nyngan NSW WILSON STREET Ph: 0268 322257 0268321035 BREWARRINA, NSW Telephone A family service & PH: 0268392218 dignified Attention at all times 68 392 250 MOBILE: 0429698475 BREWARRINA DENTAL NEWS GIVE THE GUYS AT TAIT A GO Farwell Griffith type of Jessica Mahoney - Student dentist you Jessica is 22 dream of; and is in her Group 1 gentle, caring, final year of dentistry at Brian will come to you weather you live in Students honest and thorough. Griffith Uni. Originally from Weilmoringle, Goodooga or a property in this area. But watch Brisbane she out, she moved to the With Brian’s knowledge of loves blood Gold Coast at 6 local roads and conditions and gore years of age will be able to help you and will and loves the choose the right vehicle for jump at the city life. you. opportunity to do surgery. Kasia was Jessica has born in Poland and moved to Sydney travelled as far as Lightning Ridge for Tradesman, local when she was 10. She is a constant a family holiday and extremely Brian Johnson is a businesses or for personal thrill seeker and often jumps off enjoyed the experience. Jessica is representive of Tait Auto use. things like planes and cliff edges. looking forward to learning about Group in Brewarrina helping She is looking for trying to provide the best dental care locals find the right vehicle Give Brian Johnson a call something to jump off in Brewarrina. possible for a rural town. for them, whether its on 0429 392 009 and he will Toyota, Holden, Suzuki call in and see you no On Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th Melissa Nguyen - Student Motor vehicles or Hino matter where you are. March the eight Griffith University Melissa is not Andrea Fenwicke - Student Trucks, new and used cars Students and their Supervisor, what she Andrea is 25 as well as trade approvals. Robert Foster left Brewarrina to seems. On and grew up in return to the Gold Coast and return the outside Sydney before to their studies. During their visit to she is a moving to the Brewarrina the Students had a great mature young Gold Coast to STATEMENT OF THE STATE time having visited Lightning Ridge, lady and a study dentistry. went to the Culgoa, went for a ride in COUNCIL NSW RURAL FIRE competent Andrea has a boat down the Barwon, went out to serious family in the SERVICE ASSOCIATION – 24th February ‘Glenallen” and saw shearing, went dentist. country and 2009 to clay target shooting, attended the However on hopes to join pool, played cricket and enjoyed the the inside, them after The issues surrounding the social aspects of Brewarrina. she is a graduating. “Coffee for Kids” Victorian Fire recent departure of the CEO childish prankster and is capable of Andrea has Appeal. have been extensively Griffith Students – turning any situation into an inappropriate lame joke that brings a heard if you stop awhile you’ll be surprised, and she is looking discussed at the State Council meeting held on 21 February $100,000 donation to the Volunteer Fire Brigades Group 2 smile to everyone’s face. Melissa is forever expanding her collection of forward to the Brewarrina experience. 2009. A report from the Executive explaining the Victoria Appeal on behalf of our RFS Brigades to assist our dental puns and jokes in attempt to details of the contract generate maximum laughs. She is fellow Victorian fire fighters Welcome to our second group of termination process was also aspiring to create and direct her Thilini Amara - Student who have been through a dental students from Griffith accepted by State Council. own dental comedy immediately after Thilini is a terrible ordeal. University. The blurbs below have After this discussion it was been written by the students as an she acquires a little plaque at the end chilli loving 25 accepted that the decision to of her degree… so stay tuned, she year old from terminate the CEO on issues Approval of the 2009 Grants introduction of themselves to the Scheme. community of Brewarrina. This group knows the drill! Sydney. She relating to performance and of students arrived on Saturday 7th enjoys the deteriorating relationship March and will be returning to the travelling, with the State Executive was Continued sponsorship of the Gold Coast on Saturday 28th of Jenny Kraatz - Student photography, the only option for the State Volunteer to Career Program. March. Already the students are Jen is a running and Executive to follow. getting into the swing of things psycho - logy sleeping. She $10,000 contribution to the having taken in some of the local graduate from aspires to be The State Council have Volunteer Research sights, met some local identities and Sydney Uni, taste all the resolved to move forward Fellowship with the RFS and experienced our beautiful Barwon but decided to different enhancing, rebuilding and the Minister. River. pursue a chillies of the strengthening the RFSA. Brian career in world and McKinlay has been elected as Enhancement of Cigdem Kiple - Student dentistry after would love to take a chilli challenge the new President and he has communications and relations Cigdem is being inspired in Brewarrina. Although she originally given a commitment to move with the Rural Fire Service. a 21 year at work as a comes from a small tropical island the Association forward old Turkish dental also called the ‘pearl’ of the Indian through a united effort as we Ensuring that systems are put delight. No, assistant. Her Ocean, she cannot swim. She hopes all focus on the important tasks in place to protect the she isn't a graceful, to learn how to swim at the local pool of representing our members. Association and provide dessert, caring nature and manual skills make in Brewarrina in her spare time. corporate governance to but she her a valuable asset to Brewarrina A new Executive Officer will be enhance this way forward. does come for the next 3 weeks or until the Written by: Ed Khoury appointed following the from M&Ms in town have run out. Jen development of a new Current major initiatives that Turkey and loves fish, chocolate, fish, walks on Strategic Plan for the are continuing include: loves the beach looking for fish and tuna – Association. The Association dessert. thank God for the Bre fish traps! will seek a consultant’s advice Current major initiatives that Cigdem moved to Do you need to in developing a new position are continuing include: description and salary package Implementation of the new Sydney at the age of five where she found her Andrew Lim - Student Originally from Hilo, Hawaii, see a Dentist? for the position of Executive Divisional Structure. Sponsorship of the Officer along with the passion for rock music, beer and Andrew is a late appropriate governance, International Wildfire somehow, dentistry. Cigdem's dental comer to the Wednesday 18th policies and performance Management Conference. skills are very hard to come by. She exciting word of February– Friday 5th review procedures. RFSA members will see a is very gentle, and one would say dentistry having explored careers June continuation of our core almost 'hypnotising' as many of her In the interim the Association is business as we continue to patients find themselves drifting into in IT and Law pleased to welcome former represent our members and deep sleep. However don't be fooled first. He has a Monday 27th April– Friday RFS Director, Trevor Anderson support our Victorian by the charming, smiling, caring de- more than 5th June as acting Executive Officer to friends. Several new light, as she does love the gore side casual interest in guide us through this period of initiatives are planned and of dentistry and will jump into any food and is very change. Monday 20th July– Friday include: opportunity to get her hands dirty. eager to try all of Oh, and if you find her name a bit the culinary 28th August Major initiatives taken by the • Developing a more hard to say, call her Chigs if you opportunities that Brewarrina has to RFSA in the last two weeks offer. Andrew is also looking forward immediate communication want. include: to meeting the locals, making new Call now on process between State Executive and State Council. Katarzyna Iwaniuk - Student friends and having some outback 02 6839 2300 Support and prayers for our Katarzyna is her name and no, it's adventures. Victorian colleagues as a not a typo! This European delight is • A regular President’s also known as Kasia to her peers, or Bookings are result of their tragic fires. Newsletter so that members Kash to her lazy peers. Kasia is the essential $10,000 donation to the are better informed of Association Activities Brewarrina Margie Pye said ‘it is extremely important to follow the FIRST FARMERS Representative Belinda CASP guidelines to ensure your application is eligible and is of the highest quality to enable your application to have the edge over other submissions. Colless MARKET FOR assists on CASP CASP provides small grants of up $3,000 to arts and community organisations, Regional Arts Boards and local 2009 Panel arts councils in regional NSW for short term, locally initiated projects. The aims of the program are to assist locally determined cultural activities and to increase The Community Arts Support Program (CASP) panel met opportunities for regionally based groups to access a in Coonamble last Wednesday to assess applications diverse range of arts programs. The program also enables from throughout the Outback Arts region which communities to explore and express their cultural encompasses the 6 shires of Coonamble, Walgett, identities and encourages communities to work together Brewarrina, Bourke, Cobar and Warren. to develop and participate in cultural experiences. Bourke Outback Arts Board Member Andrew Hull chaired the meeting with fellow panel members; Outback Arts The program brings social and economic benefits to the Board member Amanda Colwell and Brewarrina community through training, employment and promotional independent panelist Belinda Colless assisting with the activities; and leads to greater awareness and selection process. Outback Arts RADO Angela Sidoti appreciation of cultural diversity in rural and regional New whom is based in Coonamble facilitated the day. South Wales. The number of applications increased from last year with Regional Arts NSW will notify successful applicants by the panelists commenting on the higher standard of the 29th March 2009. The Brewarrina Visitor information & Cultural Centre will applications for the 2009 funding round. Outback Arts EO be holding there first Farmers Market, Friday the 3rd of April starting at 6.00pm - It was previously advertised to be held on the 27th of March, we apologise as we had to change the date. Brewarrina’s Stall Holders are encouraged to turn up at least a half hour early. Shave for a Cure On Saturday 14th March, The Farmers Market is a great opportunity for fundraising, Brewarrina got behind the selling local produce, artists, promotions and much more. Leukaemia Foundations ‘Shave for a Cure’ held at the Bre RSL This months farmers market will be all about chocolate— Club and managed to raise over Easter eggs, cakes, AND A FREE SCREENING OF HIGH $2,300. SCHOOL MUSICAL 3 on the big screen. The Farmers Markets is a family friendly event and for the community Four men and one extremely brave woman lined up to to come together and have a fun time catching up. have their locks cropped for a good cause. Boris Barker, Paul Marett, Larry Neale and Mick Stephenson all decided So if you have unwanted goods in your garage, bring to have a bit of a hair cut and support the cause raising them to the Markets. $360 between them. To book your stall call the Thilini Amara, one of our very brave dental students, put staff at the the men of Brewarrina to shame by raising $2,000 for the Visitor Leukaemia Foundation. Thilini had some great support Information & Cultural from family and friends who donated money on the Centre on internet and also local support, with the RSL donating 02 6803 5152. $500 and Cash N Carry matching the funds with an additional $500. Thilini prior to having her head shaved, spoke with her husband and confirmed that all would still be ok on her return home to the Gold Coast if she proceeded with the shave. Well done Thilini for such a huge effort and a huge thankyou to everyone who contributed on the day. BREWARRINA RSL CLUB MEMBERS • Jukebox SUNDAY DRAW FRIDAY LUCKY BAMBOO $300 Jackpot • Pool Tables Joker CHINESE RESTAURANT • Dart Boards MARKET DAY $1000 • Inside and 68391896 1st Sunday of Outside Every Month Wed– Sun Lunch 12pm-2pm • Beer Garden Dinner 5.30pm-9pm • Function area Mon & Tue Closed BOURKE STREET BREWARRINA– TELEPHONE 68392151 Take away Service Available For the information of members & bonafide visitors for hire. RG McKenzie OPENING OF THE & Company RIVER VIEW Stock and Station & real estate Agents MOTEL Stockist of a full range of general merchandise including Official opening of the River View Motel held at AGENTS FOR BUSHMAN TANKS the Motel on Saturday 14th March. Steel Distributors and Wool Agents for Schute Bell Badgery and Lumby.; CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CULGOA COMMUNITY SPORTS 28 Bathurst Street, Brewarrina Telephone 68392134 Ah 68392032 CLUB. Bokhara Hutz Quiet, Safe & Secure rooms • Air-Conditioning • Heating & Austar TV • Clean & Comfortable • Campers & Caravans welcome • Meals available upon request • Farm stay holidays or overnight stays Congratulations to the Culgoa Community Sport club for receiving an Australia Day Award, For bookings & enquiries phone Graham or Cathy on: Phone: 02 68744921 The second contingent of Mobile: 0428168407 BREWARRINA AND GOODOOGA Barwon Darling members to be “Bokhara plains” Brewarrina NSW 2839 www.outbackbeds.com.au CREWS ARRIVE HOME FROM deployed to Victoria arrived home last week after completing their commitment to VICTORIA . the Victorian Fires. Superintendent Chris Favelle TAIT AUTO GROUP Acting Zone Manager for the Barwon Darling Rural Fire Zone is now represented in the Brewarrina area by Brian stated “How gratifying it was to Johnson. We sell Toyota, Holden, Suzuki motor see volunteer members from vehicles, as well as Hino Trucks. Give Brian a call the Barwon Darling Zone give on 0429 392 009 and he will call and see you to up their time to assist their discuss new and used car sales, as well as trade in fellow Australians in this time of approvals. tragedy”. Pictured: Crew departing for the Victorian deployment: William Stanton (Goodooga), Waylon Cochrane (Goodooga), Ashley Keenan (Bourke HQ) and Charles “GIVE THE GUYS AT TAIT A GO” Fairey (Byrock). BECOME A work with the Brewarrina Community Working Party/ Members/ Community etc to form an Indigenous Scout group, lead by LEADER Indigenous Scout leaders in Brewarrina by June 2009. Volunteer Scout Leaders must Scouts Australia is offering an exciting be over the age of 18 and have an interest opportunity for you to fulfil your potential as in working with children. a leader in your community. It is not only an The program is supported by the opportunity for you, but an opportunity of life Brewarrina Shire Council and the for the kids in your Community. Brewarrina Community Working Party. The national Indigenous Scouts Program Part Time Casual Teaching Employment (NISP) was funded for three years by the Commonwealth department FAHCSIA to It is a great program that will really benefit the children of the Brewarrina Community. Opportunities introduce Scouting to into Ingenious communities in the NT, QLD, SA, WA and If you are interested and or require further information about the Scouting NSW. Location: Bourke and Brewarrina The Program is in its final year and my aim as the program Development Officer is to in Brewarrina – please contact Louise Smith at Bourke on 0439 429 153. Applications are sought from suitably qualified and experienced people who wish to be considered for placement on a suitability list for casual teaching vacancies. CENTACARE HOSTS Inclusion on the suitability list does not guarantee an offer of employment. Aboriginal people are encouraged to apply for COMMUNITY these positions. Applicants must obtain an Information MENTAL HEALTH WORKSHOP Package^ to proceed with application. On the 10th and 11th of inform communities of the Hourly Rate of Pay: $66.48 March various members ‘Social and Emotional of the community Wellbeing’ of Aboriginal Access and General Education Faculty attended an Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health First Aid people. Job Ref No Position Course hosted by Centacare. The instructor Meleah Biles from W09-200 Literacy and/or Numeracy Bonnie Johnson, family Brewarrina Centacare Inquiries: Barbara Mosley 0427 490 868 Mental Health Worker would like to thank the from Lake Cargelligo participants and the provided participants with community for their Business, Arts and Information Technology Faculty two days worth of training support of this course. Job Ref No Position in the area of Mental With the overall positive W09-212 Finance/Accounting Health. response, Centacare hopes that it can run the W09-214 Business Administration, Cert II - IV This course teaches skills course again in the near Retail, Cert I – III for providing initial help to future to promote W09-215 people experiencing community awareness in W09-216 Information Technology, Cert II - IV mental health problems the areas of Mental such as depression, Health. Inquiries: Mary Northcote 6883 3467 anxiety disorders, psychosis and substance Community Services, Health, Tourism and Recreation Faculty abuse. The course is Job Ref No Position designed to promote and W09-238 Welfare W09-230 Children Services W09-243 Aboriginal Torres Straights Islander Health Inquiries: Rosemary Petheram 6885 7527 Manufacturing, Engineering, Construction and Transport Faculty Job Ref No Position W09-230 Welding - Units of Competency, Cert I – III Inquiries: Greg Carroll 6391 5730 It is an offence under the Commission for Children and Young People Act 1998 for a person convicted of a serious sex of- fence to apply for these positions. Application Form: Visit our website: http://www.wit.tafensw.edu.au/the-institute/employment- Casey’s opportunities/search-job-vacancies or email: recruitment. email@example.com or telephone the Recruitment Coordinator, 6393 5953 / 5973. Cafe Closing Date: Offering a delicious selection of: 9 April 2009 Sandwiches, Hamburgers, Hot Chips, (late applications will not be accepted) Pizzas, Cappuccinos, Steak Sandwiches and Wraps ……………………...Eat in or Take-away……………….. Bathurst Street Brewarrina Telephone: 68392036 repainting of the exterior of the hall & flat. Brewarrina Aboriginal Health BREWARRINA If there is anything you would like to see happen or be addressed by our branch please let one of the Service Ltd providers C.W.A. exec know or drop us a note. e.g. day trip, luncheon, morning tea, progressive dinner, fashion parade, Phone for Appointments: Ultrasound Monthly News anything. We are interested in your thoughts on holding something on a regular basis, craft wise, with 02 6839 2150 a different project or theme each time. Whole Welcome to a very busy and productive new year. community involvement for this one, not just CWA Diabetic Educator Services available include: Home members, please. Matt Crawford, Weekly visits, Check ups, family I hope everyone had a very merry Christmas and planning, women’s health, sexual caught up with your respective families and friends in Still got the suggestion of Christmas in July”. Let me health, pap smears, pregnancy tests, a relaxing way for a good chin wag & a great many know what you think? Nutritionist Bronwyn ECG: Heart check, new memories. nd counselling, vaccinations, Don’t forget meetings are on the 2 Wednesday of Powell, Weekly each month (except January) at 12noon for lunch. nutritional advice, diabetic advice, A very warm welcome to 2 new members :Candice chronic disease management, Senior & Melissa Vlach. Hope to see you both Exercise/Physio soon. Office Bearers for this year are: Sarah Brown podiatry service, wound Weekly management, clinical procedures. President - Fran Allen 68391806 Certain services are only available Our first meeting was a bit longer than usual but a lot Vice Presidents- Joyce McMullen- 68744834 with a GP of business was discussed and many decisions were Fran Carter - 6830 5151 Podiatrist made. Secretary -Belinda Thompson - 68744996 Luke Management plan. All other services Treasurer -Jackie Bromfield - 68392710 Buchtmann, Dates, to which we as a branch are committed, for International Officer- Monthly are either billed or free of charge. your diary: Carole Norton - 68392193 Ag & Environment -Belinda Colless - 0428 281678 Sexual Health/ Women’s Please ensure that you bring your 2nd Wednesday of every month is our meeting Publicity Officer -Joyce McMullen Health Medicare Card and day, 12 noon, bring your lunch. Councillors- Fran Allen & Jackie Bromfield Dr Vivienne Concession Card with Anzac Day – Saturday, 25th April you every time you attend the clinic. Cancer Council’s Biggest Morning Tea – May If you have not received this newsletter by email but 21st or 22nd (to be confirmed) would like to do so please let me know your email Cebola, address for future notices. Family Health Certain services are only available International Day (Egypt) - Friday 28th August Worker – with a GP Management plan. At our next meeting, Wednesday, 11th March, Also, I am always able to use wool, fabric, buttons, Fortnightly cottons, ribbons, jars, etc for items, just drop them off at Practice Manager/RN: Hellen Brewarrina Shire Council’s General Manager, home or I can pick them up. Mannix. Glenda Tasker & Operations Manager, Peter Karnie Walford, 5-7 Sandon St, Jennings, will be joining us to address a number of Should you like something to be included in our Counsellor issues we have identified as significant within the Alternate Weeks Brewarrina newsletter please contact me & I will include shire. They will be arriving at 1pm, so if you are able it: Jackie - ph. 02 68392710, fax 02 68392604, Weekly to make it on that day or wish to have something email firstname.lastname@example.org. Psychologist IN CASE OF EMERGENCY raised with them please contact Fran, Belinda or Alternate Weeks CALL 000 myself. 123 Bathurst Street or PO Box 152 Brewarrina 2839 We have also decided to participate in 3 Farmer’s Brewarrina Child Care IMPORTANT Markets this year, trying to target sales before Treasurer Please try to pay fees when they are due so Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Christmas. Jackie Bromfield Centre that wf do not have large sums of cash placed in the Fee box. The next market will be on 3rd April 6.00pm. We will confirm our participation at the next meeting & I will MORE News Unfortunately this week some money has disappeared from the Centre. This is not a nice thing to happen in our Centre. If you are let you know but if anyone can help or thinks strongly that we should be there please let me know. CWA NEWS Centre Update able to pay by cheque please do so. Teresa We will have 3 raffles this year, Mother’s Day, Our last meeting was held Wednesday the 11th March Welcome back to 2009. Wow. What a start to has spoken with those parents affected by this Father’s Day and Christmas. Any items or ideas for with 10 in attendance , two new members have joined the year. It has certainly been a hectic one for situation. Please let the staff know if you place any of these are greatly appreciated. us Candice Senior and Melissa Vlach, welcome ladies, us all and the term is flying past. an envelope with payment in the fee box. welcome ladies and hope you enjoy our CWA. It is wonderful to see all our children back at Any further instances will be referred to Hopefully, we will have a few visits to some lovely the Childcare Centre. Welcome back to our the police for investigation. gardens (Joyce McMullen’s & Julie Brown’s). Brewarrina Shire Council’s General Manager Glenda great staff team - Lorraine, Robyn, Rebekah, Probably April, July/August & October) will advise Tasker and Group Manager Engineering Operations Stacy and BJ Enrolment policy when definite plans are in place. attended our meeting to address a number of issues we have identified within the Shire. News from Danielle There has been some confusion with The hall is coming along really well, new We have had some great improvements to our rooms, Since the end of 2008, I have spoken with Enrolment Forms. A separate form is air-conditioning (cool in summer, warm in winter); a air conditioner, new fridge, stove plus new curtains the required for each of your children. ALL new refrigerator and new curtains, so far. Thank you room looks great! Danielle a number of times. The great news is the sections need to be completed and signed. to the members over the past few weeks who have that she will be returning to Brewarrina and the been able to help give the old girl a really good Child Care Centre to begin work on Monday Please read what you are signing as some of Many thanks to Dave Wheatley for poisoning the weeds the information applies to use of photography spring clean. in our yard. 23rd of March for the rest of the year. During this time Danielle will be completing her at the Centre, application of sunscreen and the administration of paracetamol to your child if Currently, at the hall, there are Art Classes held each We will hold a stall at the Farmers Market to be held 3rd Bachelor of Education through Charles Sturt Wednesday morning, from 10.00am till 12 April starting at 6.00pm, the theme will be Chocolate, University. Since she left us at the end of required. noon and Tuesday & Thursday afternoons, from but donate whatever you wish. November, Danielle has been working at the If your child has court orders or custody 5pm till 6pm an ‘easy exercise’ program class. These staff childcare centre at StarCity Casino, requirements the Centre must be aware of Our next meeting will be held the 2nd Wednesday of the are both, conducted by Community Health from the enjoying being back in Sydney but missing the them. This is particularly if there are people hospital, open to anyone and they are lots of fun. month of April which is the 15th of April staring at 12.00 fresh air of Brewarrina. We really look forward who do not have access to your children. Gold coin donation is the only cost. noon, Bring your lunch. to her return. Centre staff do not always know who people are so they need to know. Since 1st February, we have hosted a Rural Mental Any age, nationally or religion please join us you will be When Danielle returns, Lorraine has There is a family fee of $10.00. Most families Health Seminar at the hall and catered for the launch most welcome. indicated that she may reduce her days at the paid this when they returned their enrolment of the new dental clinic. Netting around $800.00. forms – if you didn’t, please pay it as soon as Publicity Officer Centre after seventeen years to spend more Joyce McMullen time with her family and friends. possible. We are also putting together grant applications for a new stove, new chairs & tables and the repair & Accommodation THE HOTEL BREWARRINA Rates: “Coldest and Best Beer in Brewarrina” Rural Financial Counselling Single $35- Double $50- BATHURST STREET, BREWARRINA: 02 6839 2533 Service NSW Bourke Opening Hours • New Digital Jukebox in beer garden Monday—Saturday 10.00am—12.00am FREE JUKEBOX EVERY with 163cm TV THURSDAY 5PM-9PM • New Outdoor pool tables Every Saturday Afternoon– • Catering for all types of functions Pool Comp 1.30Pm NEW PRICES FOR ALL ON • Courtesy bus available for Registration 2.00pm Start. TAP BEERS deliveries, pickups & drop offs $10.00 ENTRY FEE SCHOONERS • Spacious beer garden with pool table VB- $ 3.50 and smoking area TOOHEYS NEW- $ 3.50 • 3 big screen TVs with Austar PUB KENO TAB NOW OPEN!! XXXX GOLD -$3.30 showing all live sports NOW AVAILABLE Monday-Saturday CASCADE LIGHT- $3.20 • Children welcome 11am—Close • Please remember Thursday, Friday & MIDDIES Servicing Bourke, Wanaaring, & Brewarrina VB- $2.70 Saturday nights you must be in the Call in and visit the friendly staff Phone: 02 6872 3255 TOOHEYS NEW -$ 2.70 Hotel before 9.30PM Rest your weary head in our fully equipped XXXX GOLD -$2.50 rooms. CASCADE LIGHT -$2.40 Coming at the Culgoa CLAIM THE VISITING Community Sports Club Saturday 28th March DATE SPECIALISTS Cricket at Carinda (to be confirmed) Thursday 9th April BREWARRINA CENTRAL SCHOOL FETE DR Boustred • DR Iskander • Twilight casual bowls at Culgoa THURSDAY 6TH AUGUST June 5th, October 9th February 26th Saturday 18th April FOR FURTHER DETAILS Tennis at the Culgoa 02 6839 2186 DR Fredrickson • •DR Rawson Friday 8th May– Tall Timber Band at the Culgoa March 6th and 20th, February 27th, 2 WEB RADIO SKILLS April 24th, May 29th, Saturday 16th May June 26th August 28th, Tennis at the Culgoa COURSE November 27th Saturday 20th June 2WEB will conduct a FREE “Radio Skills” course Saturday and Sunday the 28th and 29th March. •DR Hardace Tennis at the Culgoa February 26th •DR Mc Clintock TOPICS: Interview techniques, Presentation, research, February 26th, Saturday 18th July news, broadcast law and regulations, copywriting and Tennis at the Culgoa the role of community radio. April 30th, June 25th Friday 24th July Saturday 28th– Adults Sunday 29th -Senior Students Culgoa field day (to be confirmed) Number are limited. Interested persons please call Sue Early September– landcare Conference on 02 6872 2333 or email on (to be confirmed) email@example.com. Tuesday 3rd November A light luncheon will be provided. Melbourne Cup Birthdays Peta-Maree Gloria McMullen Gordon- 11th March 11th March Mark McMullen 18th Anna May March Warraweena —29th March Ryan McMullen 19th March Mark Brown 1st March Jill Simmons 21st March Happy 21st to Charlee-Sue Frail who is enjoying life to the fullest. Lots of love forever Mum, Barry, Mary, Jelina, Tamika Nicholls– 6th March— Mary McMullen 11th March Cherrie and Alex. Celebrated her 8th Birthday Kayne Maxwell Brewarrina Christmas Waldron Promotion The 2008 Brewarrina Shop local this Royal Hotel– Lisa Payton Christmas and win promotion Bre Glass and Hardware– Born: 4th February was a great success, however Rebecca Williams Time: 5.56pm all prizes may not have been Visitor Information and collected and you may not be Cultural Centre– Geraldine Weight: 6lb 6oz aware that you have won. Weatherall Dubbo Private Hospital Myer Gift Basket– Danielle Proud Parents: Penny Crowley and Rodney Prizes include a $100 open Tattersall order at the participating Dowells Fuel– Jannine Waldron. stores which were: Bre RSL, Range Baby Kayne pictured with big Brother Isaac Bre Roual Hotel, Brewarrina Elders Brewarrina– Visitor Information Centre, Bre Jean French Newsagency, South Bre Bunning's Voucher– Kevin “Financial Forum Day” Seize the opportunity to start the process of getting your legal, taxation, investment, banking, & retirement Butchery, Cash and Carry, Bre Glass and hardware, Bre post Hull Bre RSL– Karen Howlett Wednesday 1st April 2009 matters in order. This is a great chance to seek the advice you need to plan for the security of your future. office, Caseys Café, Dowells Fuel, Elders Brewarrina, and Café Deluxe– Jeremiah Hardy Engonnia CWA Rooms The day will start at 10am & finish with lunch and an Café Deluxe. South Bre Butchery– Mickayla Skuthorpe informal question time from 1pm – 2pm. The Rural Other prizes included: Myer Financial Counsellors & Drought Support Worker from Gift basket a Bunning's If you have not received your Have you started this year with finances in the forefront DPI will also be on hand to discuss any issues Warehouse voucher and a prize or spent your $100 open of your mind? addressed, and give an overview of assistance Western Plains Zoo day pass order, please call the measures currently available. for two adults and two Brewarrina Visitor Information Would you like to know more about the current children. and Cultural Centre and staff economic climate, and how you could better prepare can let you know what the yourself and your family’s future? Please register your interest by Winners are: procedure is. Bre Post Office— Bob Kirby The Rural Financial Counselling Service NSW – Bourke phoning Sarah at the Rural Financial Bre Newsagency– Roy A big thank you to all who invites you to attend a “Financial Forum Day” where a range of professionals representing different sectors of Counselling Service NSW Stewart participated in keeping the Western Plains Zoo day buck in Brewarrina during the the financial industry will present. Key speakers include Bourke on 68 723 255. pass– Greg Coffey Christmas season, and a very Accountants, Bank Managers, Financial Planners, Cash and Carry– Sarah and big thank you to all the local Solicitors, Succession Planners, Agribusiness Leyton Hegarty businesses and to our Managers, & Centrelink Representatives. Casey’s Café– Monica sponsors. Simpson BREWARRINA NEWS CLASSIFIEDS 02 6830 5152 firstname.lastname@example.org Positions Vacant Courses available What’s on at Bre TAFE EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHER Brewarrina Mobile Children’s Service MONDAY LITERACY CLASS Would you like to be part of a service that is 10.00– 2.30 challenging, adventurous, creative and innovative? Do you want to contribute to successful educational YOUTH WORK AND WELFARE opportunities for children? This position requires a 10.00-12.00 highly motivated and organised person. Are you that person? TUESDAY ESSENTIAL CRITERIA INDIGENOUS LAND MANAGEMENT CERT III • Degree/Diploma in Education (Early Childhood) or 9.00-3.30 Associate Diploma in Social Sciences (Child Studies). CLOTHING PRODUCTION CERT II (SEWING) • Proven leadership and organisational skills. 10.00– 1.30 • High level of communication and interpersonal skills • Ability to work cooperatively with staff. WEDNESDAY • Ability to plan and implement a curriculum for INDIGENOUS LAND MANAGEMENT CERT III children 0-8 years. 9.00—3.30 • Self motivated and the ability to work unsupervised. CLOTHING PRODUCTION CERT II (SEWING) • Ability to work in Indigenous communities 10.00– 1.30 • Previous experience in Early Childhood • Qualify for appointment as authorised supervisor • Current Drivers License THURSDAY Current 1st Aid Certificate. INDIGENOUS LAND MANAGEMENT CERT III 9.00—3.30 DESIRABLE CRITERIA Experience working in rural/remote communities Coming soon! 4WD experience Basic Welding Skills, Retail Certificate II, Senior Computer Skills First Aid, Computers, RSA and RCG Applications addressing all selection criteria and attached curriculum vitae to be forwarded to: Everyone is welcome at TAFE. Call in or Chief Executive Officer phone Amanda McHughes MacKillop Rural Community Services for more information 6830 5300 PO Box 4666 DUBBO NSW 2830Applications close Friday 20 March For further information contact the CEO on 02 6882 5949 APOLOGY Basic You will acquire skills and The Brewarrina somehow slipped knowledge necessary to CLEANER fabricate and weld simple News would like to sincerely apologise our radar. Welding components where it is Impracticable to buy them URGENTLY to any person/s who We hold all our Skills Course ready-made or commission somebody to make them. NEEDED may have been offended by content readers in high regard and we will Available Skills development will focus on the application of routine welding and thermal issued in Februarys endeavour to seek Qualification: cutting and the Cleaner wanted to clean edition of the to be more attuned Statement of Attainment interpretation of technical Dental Clinic / Doctors Surgery Brewarrina to the sensitivities of drawings as applied in Course Number: 17105 engineering and allied Newspaper. our community in industries. Faculty: Manufacturing, 10 hours per week future newspapers. Engineering, Construction Costs: A TAFE Flexible hours negotiable We certainly try to and Transport administration charge and a ensure that we proof materials fee of $100 Equipment supplied read the newspaper Location: Brewarrina applies to this course (no exemptions for the before going to print The Editor Entry Requirements: materials fee). Contact the Please contact Vivian Slack-Smith but unfortunately in Brewarrina News There are no formal College for details. On 02 6839 2294 this case it has educational requirements for this course. Length: A nominal 72 hours but this will depend Career Opportunities: on your previous Agisment Wanted PROPOSED SURFBOAT Completion of the Competency Standard experiences. Recognition of relevant skills may Units in this program will shorten the length of the Contact Greg and Heather CLASSIC AND OR enhance your career progression under the course. McMullen FESTIVAL OF THE Federal Metal and Engineering Industries Attendance:- Monday and Tuesday 9am—3:30 02 6874 4863 FISHERIES Award. You will gain credit Start Date: Monday 23 for the appropriate CSU’s March 2009 FOR 2010!! that you complete in other The Brewarrina Jockey Club Inc courses under the MEM05 Further Information: Training Package. will be holding their Annual Contact: Brewarrina General Meeting on the Sunday Campus ALL INTERESTED PERSONS CONTACT THE Course Description: 6839 2433, 22nd March at the Brewarrina This course is for designed RSL Club commencing at 11:30am, BREWARRINA VISITOR INFORMATION AND for those people who are Website: all members and interested CULTURAL CENTRE ON 02 6830 5152 FOR employed or who are seeking employment in the www.wit.tafensw.edu.au persons are invited to attend. FURTHER DETAILS Metal Fabrication or allied Email: engineering industry areas. courseinfo.western@tafe nsw.edu.au Brewarrina News The Brewarrina Brumbies return to Dubbo for the 2nd annual Western 10s Rugby Tournament!! Local Boy Isaac Gordon The Brewarrina Brumbies played in the Annual Coach Matthew Slack-Smith was also very signs 10’s Rugby tournament hosted by the Dubbo proud of the Brumbies and said “this season will Rhino’s Rugby Club over the weekend be a good one”, “the boys put in a really great Saturday the 28th February. effort”. A Grade contract for The Brumbies came Fourth place, the team showed excellent skills and plays, just not quiet Cronulla Sharks. enough to take out this years competition, however our neighbouring community Bourke took out the whole Competition. The days of running through the For the Rabbitoh’s Isaac played The Knockout style tournament was a great scrub out at Gongolgon and the fullback in the premier league and event well done to the hosts. old Mission seem not so far ago was very comfortable at the club, for Isaac Gordon. Isaac says the atmosphere was great and that the club looked Brewarrina played an excellent result for the A young Country boy from forward to a very successful boys who travelled down to represent Brewarrina who is awaiting his season. Brewarrina in Rugby Union. The team can be first A Grade debut with Cronulla proud of the Sharks- Isaac signed a twelve Once the kid who you never saw achievement month contract with the Sharks without his dogs by his side and Monday the 2nd March 2009. spending most of his time camping The new Rugby and hunting, now a young man committee President Isaac moved to Sydney in 2002 getting ready to play on one of the Peter Jennings with proud parents Isaac and worlds biggest stage. congratulated the boys Eileen Gordon and siblings to try and said “It was his hand at football. As a young 17 With training and football 12 fantastic to watch—well year old Isaac had big hopes and months of the year Isaac enjoys a done boys”. big dreams, now they re finally week or two off to come home and coming true. catch up with family and friends. Event 1 was 15 target double barrel with only He attended Endeavour Sports High School and spent his He played in the NSW International 9’s Rugby League Brewarrina Clay David Hagarty, Helen Overton, Wulf Reichler and Colin Betts shooting the possible. weekends playing for Cronulla Carringbah this stint was short competition ,playing with the all Indigenous team and taking out Target Club News Event 2 was 30 target Medley being 10 lived due to Isaac being selected the 2009 Competition. Annual General Meeting 2009 targets double, 10 targets single and targets in the Cronulla Sharks Jersey pointscore, best was Ian Light and Colin Betts Flegg team, where he spent a few He and all of his relatives look The office bearers for the Brewarrina Clay with a score of 48/50. The next event was 25 years building confidence and his forward to his debut game with Target Club Incorporated for 2009 are: target handicap with David Hagarty and Colin size to make his way into first Cronulla Sharks and so does the Betts shooting the best score of 24. The last grade at Cronulla. whole tiny town of Brewarrina President: Colin Betts event was the 15 pair double rise and Colin who is very proud of him. Vice President: Cliff Overton Betts shot 29/30 and Ian Light shot 26/30. But at the end of 2006 Isaac was Secretary: Helen Overton approached by several NRL clubs CONGRATULATIONS Treasurer: Wulf Reichler Bettsy was the high gun winner of the day chasing his signature. After long Handicapper: Ian Light ISAAC. with 121/125 and the highlight was some of consideration the South Sydney Club Delegate: Cliff Overton the dentist students attending and having a Rabbitohs won his signature for Shoot Marshall: Paul Marett go at our sport. two years. Orange 2009 Monthly Shoot Some upcoming shoots Helen Overton won the Annual Orange’s Wandoan 14th & 15th March Golden Cartridge Double Barrel event with a Warren 14th & 15th March score of 390/390 targets, her final break was Roma 28th March – 5th April (Nationals) 411, congratulations Helen that would Surat 11th & 12th April probably be the highest break by a Club Hermidale Monthly Shoot 28th March Member, the record books will have to be Cobar Double Rise 17th & 18th April checked. Brewarrina 2nd & 3rd May Cunnamulla 9th.& 10th May March 2009 Monthly Shoot Next proposed Club Monthly Shoot 26th April 9 Shooters attended the Monthly Shoot held 2009 which will incorporate a working bee on 7th 2009 with the weather rather warm. more information next month. BREWARRINA JUNIOR RUGBY LEAGUE CLUB’S SIGN UP AFTERNOON WHEN: Wednesday the 1st of April at 4pm WHERE: At the park across from the Shire WHO: ALL 6 to 17 year olds wanting to play!!!!! Isaac Gordon– South Sydney Bears WANTED WANTED WANTED WANTED Anyone interested in coaching or assistant coaching teams for the BREWARRINA JUNIOUR LEAGUE?!?!? Please see Rick for more info!