Hello?: A plastic toy telephone gives Wauchope physiotherapist Nathan Lynch as good a service as Telstra has provided so far to his new business premises.It’s now “18 weeks and counting” for a Wauchope physiotherapy practice in its bid for a telecommunications connection to its new premises.
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Physiotherapist Nathan Lynch says he first lodged an application with Telstra on July 1 this year for a standard business telecommunications hook-up for Wauchope Physiotherapy and Sports Rehab Centre’s new building at 107 Cameron Street.

Despite being assured that the connections would be installed in October, as of this week the clinic still has no access to fax, Medicare, Hicaps or imaging.

Mr Lynch believes a major part of the problem is a total absence of capacity for new internet connections in Wauchope.

He says Telstra cannot provide him with a date when the services will be provided because the Wauchope Exchange is outdated and cannot provide any extra – or even replacement – ADSL2 or ADSL1 internet services.

The physiotherapist and chair of Mid North Coast Health Training believes many other Wauchope businesses are similarly affected.

With National Broadband Network (NBN) not due in Wauchope until the fourth quarter of 2016, many local businesses are worried that they will not have access to an adequate internet connection in the meantime.

With no means of connecting to Medicare for bulk billing and rebates, some clients such as pensioners who are unable to pay fees up front and claim their refunds later, are missing out on physiotherapy treatments.

The practice has now been operating at its new site for five weeks with only “an Optus Mobile service to receive phone calls”.

“To date we still don’t have fax access, Medicare access, Hicaps access (medical insurance fund electronic claiming), imaging access, encrypted email access (to communicate with other health professionals) and other essential telecommunications functions that a health practice requires,” Mr Lynch said.

“Due to the sensitive nature of the health industry we require a fixed line internet connection, which Telstra has not been able to provide to date. We previously had access to all of these facilities in our previous address (18 High Street, Wauchope), which is just around the corner from our new building.

“To date Telstra can’t provide me with a date when the infrastructure will be provided in the future.”

When contacted by the Gazette, a Telstra spokesperson said: “We apologise for the delays that Mr Lynch has experienced.

“It has been a complicated process due to the nature of the original application and the challenges of constructing necessary infrastructure to be able to service the health centre and surrounding areas.

“We are close to finalising that work and while at this stage there are no ADSL ports available to connect Mr Lynch, upgrade works are scheduled for the end of next month that will make additional ports available.”

Mr Lynch had also been in touch with Member for Lyne, David Gillespie.

When informed of Telstra’s comments to the Gazette, Dr Gillespie said: “While I am pleased Telstra is allocating further ports through an upgrade of the Wauchope Exchange next month, I am disappointed that they have not planned adequately for this situation.

“I have made a number of representations about this issue to Telstra in the past and I would encourage them to address these issues more expeditiously in the future.”

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Jamie Boyd’s work Pulpit Rock, Shoalhaven, will be on display.
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JAMIE Boyd has described his current art exhibition as a collection of works done ‘on-the-spot’.

Entitled Notes for the Record, the show features drawings and paintings created with the original intention of being used as a reference at a later date.“I like the idea of recording an impression of a place before it has become familiar and when time is limited,” hesaid.

Dating back to the 1970s, the works feature Australian scenes includingShoalhavenRiver, Bondi Beach, Port Melbourne andSydney Harbour. Works fromParis, Venice, Tuscany, Pisa and Portugal are also on display.

Gallery on Sturt owner Leigh Tweedie said JamieBoydhadestablished areputable status as a skillful painter in his own right.

“Whilehis father Arthur Boyd and his father’s brother David Boyd are perhaps the bestknown of the family, Jamie Boyd has also achieved national and international recognition in his own right,” he said.

Notes for the Record will be on show until November 30.

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WIN: Southern Weekly readers can win a copy of Tallowood Bound by Karly Lane
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Readers have an opportunity to win a copy of Tallowood Boundby Karly Lane.

Karly LanePoppy’s Dilemma and Gemma’s Bluff this poignant, heartfelt story of old loves and new possibilities is inspirational and entertaining.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Karly lives with her partner and four children in a small town on the mid north coast of NSW.She writes whenever she can fit it in around her part-time job and children. Karly is the author of North Star, Morgan’s Law and Bridie’s Choice.

Karly writes women’s fiction, everything from romantic suspense to family sagas and life in rural Australia.Growing up, Karly and her family moved a lot with her father’s work, living in many rural communities.

Many of her fictional towns are based on these places spread throughout NSW and Queensland.

Karly has since returned to the town where her family can trace its origins back to the original settlement to raise her own children.

To be in the draw email [email protected]南京夜网419论坛 and include Tallowood Bound in the subjectline. Be sure to include your name, address and phone number in the body of the email.

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Tallowood Bound wasavailable in book stores from November 18 and retails for $29.99.

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The loving McGrady family love nothing better than laughing together, but they had nothing to smile about after their home was gutted by fire on Friday. The community is digging deep to help.
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“IT went up so fast. We lost everything, but we saved the most important thing,” said Christo McGrady, speaking after the fire that destroyed his family’s home in Boggabilla on Friday. Material possessions mean nothing compared to the life of a child.

“Timmy (who is 3) was shut in a back room, when the fire started, and I couldn’t get the door open. I had to kick it in. The other kids were at school,so we were lucky in a way.”

Which is one way to describe being left with nothing but the clothes on your back.

Christo also managed to save the family’s car. The keys were in the house, but he was able to put it in gear and roll it to safety. “The firefighters found the car keys – and they still work,” Christo said.

Christo and Karisha (MacIntosh) have six children. Apart from Timmy, there’s Tyson (9) and Isaiah (11), who both attend GSPS, and Coreen (14), Chris (16) attend Goondiwindi State High School. Tashaya (17), h finished Year 12 last year.“They knew it had happened, so we got the bus to drop them off at the other end of Boggabilla, so they didn’t have to see it,” Christo said. At the moment the family of eight is staying at the Boggabilla Motel. “Christine and Ray welcomed us with open arms; they are really lovely people. We can stay there for another seven nights, and we need to think about what to do next.” Christo said his parents have offered to move out of their house, and let them family stay there, but he doesn’t want them to have to move to another town. “We have been offered emergency housing in Moree or Mungindi, but we really want to be with our family. It’s been really hard. Karisha can’t stop shaking, and when I set off the fire alarm making toast in the hotel roomTimmyscreamed. We have no control over anything.”

Lots of people are offering to help – Christo said the family is right for school uniforms, shoes and clothes. “Until we know where we are going to live, there’s not much point accepting other things, like furniture and fridges, because we have nowhere to put them,” Christo said.

The Boggabilla Post Office is accepting small items. Christo is waiting for confirmation of a storgae facility. We will let you know how he fares on our Facebook Page. “You don’t realise how much stuff you’ve lost, until you start thinking,” Christo said.

“Isaiah has just started playing cricket and he lost all his cricket gear. Teshaya turns 18 on Thursday, and we had some money out for her to make it special. Chris is doing his electrician apprenticeship, and the rest are at school.”

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Parndana Show | MEGA-GALLERY Mary and Robby Stubbs showcasing their new product at the Parndana Show. The Aussie Bark Hut is designed to keep working dogs safely on the back of a ute, before seamlessly folding away when not needed.
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Cain, Jacqueline and young Mari-Bell Tremaine and Rosalyn Mamogay enjoying the Parndana Show.

From left, Lilly, Talan, Linda, Chase, Hannah and Heidi Buick enjoying the Parndana Show.

Sandy Hammat holding Wyatt Coppins and Shauna Hammat with Archie Hammat at the Parndana Show.

Visiting from overseas were Rich Strudwick from Yorkshire, England and Shannon Porter from Wellington, New Zealand.

Horse riding at the Parndana Show.

Horse riding at the Parndana Show.

Shearing competition at the Parndana Show.

Place getters in the Young Farmers Challenge. Second Place – Back L-R: Leonard Skinnard, Michael Stanton. Front L-R: Phillipa Kelly, Sarah Stanton.First Place – Back L-R: Richard Strudwick, Jenny Stanton. Front L-R: Evie Pratt, Rachel Koopman, Ben Koopman, Shaun Koopman.Third Place L-R: Will Stanton with Gracie, Danita Houston, Jo McLoughlin.

Crowd watching the shearing.

Fun from the Parndana Show.

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Shearing competition at the Parndana Show.

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Allan and Jacqueline Florance watching the shearing

Shearing competition at the Parndana Show.

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Shearing competition at the Parndana Show.

Shearing competition at the Parndana Show.

Shearing competition at the Parndana Show.

Archie Buick Memorial Prize awarded to the cleanest shorn sheep of the day. Awarded to Rhys Buick.

Shearing competition at the Parndana Show.

Shearing competition at the Parndana Show.

Shearing competition at the Parndana Show.

Shearing competition at the Parndana Show.

Fun from the Parndana Show.

Shearing competition at the Parndana Show.

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Shearing competition at the Parndana Show.

Shearing competition at the Parndana Show.

Novice Winner – 1st James Dodgson, 2nd Richard Collins, 3rd Ryan Bald (absent)

Sealink Open Competition – 1st Rhys Buick, 2nd Chris Rumble, 3rd Ben Davis.

Fun from the Parndana Show.

Shearing competition at the Parndana Show.

Shearing competition at the Parndana Show.

A. R. Rhodes Intermediate Competition – 1st Will Kettle, 2nd Lucas Boyle 3rd Kaea Kingi (absent)

Sealink Open Competition – 1st Rhys Buick, 2nd Chris Rumble, 3rd Ben Davis.

Asha Whale helping Dad Donavon with the wool press

Shearing competition.

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Shearing competition at the Parndana Show.

Shearing competition at the Parndana Show.

Shearing competition at the Parndana Show.

Grace and Lewis Stanton watching their parents competing.

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Fun at the Parndana Show.

Shearing competition at the Parndana Show.

Shearing competition at the Parndana Show.

Liam Sampson and Declan Corby checking out the shearing competition

Shearing competition at the Parndana Show.

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