Greater Bendigo residents can dispose of theirgreenwastefor free at the Eaglehawk and Heathcote Landfills this coming weekend November 21 and 22.
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City of Greater Bendigo Director of Presentation and Assets Darren Fuzzard said this will be the fourth and final freegreenwastedisposal weekend for 2015.

“The previous freegreenwastedisposal weekend in October resulted in almost 1,400 vehicles dropping off a total of 184.22 tonnes ofgreenwasteat the landfill sites.

“We are having an overwhelming response to the freegreenwastedisposal weekends and are asking residents to be patient when dropping off theirgreenwasteat the Eaglehawk Landfill this coming weekend,” Fuzzard said.

He said the Greater Bendigo City Council is providing the freegreenwastedisposal weekends to encourage residents to clear their properties before the fire danger period arrives.

“We have already experienced some extremely hot Spring weather which has prompted early fire warnings and the time has come for residents to start thinking about the things we need to do to be prepared.

“Residents are encouraged to take advantage of this free opportunity to dispose of theirgreenwaste,” Fuzzardsaid.

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DROUGHT-BREAKERS: North Bendigo’s senior team that won the club’s first flag for 38 years by beating Leitchville-Gunbower. Picture: GLENN DANIELSNORTH Bendigo Football-Netball Club will celebrate its three premierships won this year with a players and supporters day later this month.
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The day will be held on Saturday, November 28, from 2pm at the Bulldogs’ Atkins Street social rooms.

The Bulldogs snapped a 38-year senior premiership drought this year when they beat Leitchville-Gunbower by 10 points in the Heathcote District Football League grand final.

North Bendigo also won its first under-17 flag for 38 years when it belted White Hills by 68 points.

And the club also claimed the B-grade premiership with a 32-25 victory over Mount Pleasant.

“As well as the the current players and supporters, all past players and supporters are encouraged to attend as a way of thanking them for their support and loyalty over the years,” North Bendigo’s Scott Pysing said.

“The 2015 premiership cups will be on hand for everyone to enjoy, and past premiership flags will also be on display.”

Other memorabilia on display will include the club’s six-foot original timekeepers bell from the 1950s, as well as photos of every senior best and fairest winner in the club’s 70-year history from Norm Phillips and Alan Stuchbery in 1946 to Brady Herdman in 2015.

The under-17 and senior football grand finals will be shown on a big screen throughout the day.

For more information, contact Pysing on0400 568 311.

Meanwhile, North Bendigo will hold its annual general meeting at its social rooms from 2pm on Sunday, November 29.

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CHANGES are afoot at Wingham Golf Club but secretary manager Gary Considine, who has been in the role for four months, is moving cautiously and with optimism.
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Gary brings 12 years’ experience as general manager of Springwood Country Club to the position, after relocating to Lake Cathie, with wife Kathy, for a sea change.

He thoroughly enjoys the daily commute from Lake Cathie to Wingham and back, as it allows him to get ready for the day on the way up, and switch off on the way back.

“I see it as a tool to de-think or re-think,” says Gary. “My wife says this is the most relaxed she’s seen me.”

The interior of the club is currently undergoing a facelift, with carpets and furnishings being replaced very soon, followed by a fresh lick of paint to the walls, which will be done by the club’s enormous volunteer base.

The volunteers are also responsible for raising the funds needed to renovate the club, by providing Saturday barbecues for members

“The volunteers here are magnificent,” Gary says. “I’ve had volunteers where I’ve worked before, but not to the level here. Over the years a lot of the stuff here has been done by volunteers.

“That’s why we have to make sure the amalgamation [with the Wingham Bowling Club] moves carefully and we think of every possible scenario.

“We can’t make a mistake, because there is so much history in both clubs.”

Another physical change set to take place is the relocation of the Golf Shop into the club building, which should be completed within two weeks.

Wingham Golf Club’s new secretary manager Gary Considine comes with 12 years’ experience of managing the Springwood Country Club in the Blue Mountains.

The empty shop will then be refurbished, with the club considering turning it into meeting room that they can hire out.

It could also be used for functions, an area which Gary is keen to develop. “We’re in the middle of improving the environment. Once that is finished, then we can start promoting functions,” Gary says.

Caddie’s Restaurant will be an important part of the function business.

The restaurant is now owned entirely by the club. It is no longer sub-contracted out, but is run by staff, who are employed by the club.

“We have to be very strongly aware of quality,” Gary says, citing it as a major reason for the move from sub-contractors to employed staff.

Gary has been instrumental in modernising the club with a new electronic scoring system and membership system, which he says will further streamline the business which is an ongoing process.

“We’re moving forward in that way which will lead to other developments. The members have taken to really quickly, and the volunteers are making it all work,” he says.

“I think they can see that long term it will make things easier for them.”

Wingham Golf Club features a beautifully maintained nine hole golf course with 18 tees.

It hosts a busy schedule of events to cater for all players.

Tuesdays sees the women competition players play 18 holes and veterans on Wednesdays nine hole social ambrose on Wednesday afternoon.

Thursday is the nine hole ‘chook run’ stableford game with a men’s competition played on Saturday.

The club is one of the oldest in the area, and last year celebrated its 100th anniversary. The club has moved to five different sites around Wingham before settling in its current location in 1953.

Wingham Golf Club is open seven days a week, and Caddies Restaurant is open Tuesday to Sunday nights, from 5.30pm to 8.30pm. The restaurant will be open on Christmas Day.

To contact Wingham Golf Club, call 6553 4761.

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SPECTACTULAR: Learn to use BeefSpecs and the new drafting tool to help meet market specifications at a Glen Innes beef field day next week. The Department of Primary Industries (DPI) and Northern Tablelands Local Land Services (LLS)will hold a beef field day at Glen Innes Agricultural Research Stationon November 26.
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DPI research officer Linda Cafe said the field day wasto teach producers about the latest research and tools used to predict better lean meat yield.

Dr Cafe said the DPI has been at the forefront of research in the field of muscling and lean meat yield for more than 20 years.

“The field day program will provide ways for beef producers to use the research outcomes and increase their business profitability,” she said.

Producers will learnhow to use the on-line tools – BeefSpecs and the new BeefSpecs drafting tool to help them to meet market specifications.

DPI research officer Carol Harris said Heritage Seeds would launch a new continental summer active tall fescue variety, named ‘Barnaby’.

“To help producers get the most out of their pastures the new variety ‘Barnaby’ was successfully bred by DPI at Glen Innes in collaboration with the Future Farm Industries Co-operative Research Centre,” Ms Harris said.

‘Barnaby’ was selected for improved persistence, a high yield potential, with more even seasonal growth, offering higher winter, early spring and autumn production than typically expected from a summer active tall fescue.

The field day will be held at Glen Innes Agricultural Research Station, 444 Strathbogie Roadon November 26 from 9am to 3.30pm.

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Do you remember the original Star Trek series?Screened initially in 1966, the sci-fi show was renowned for – besides dodgy sets and hammy acting – its messages of peace, equality and enlightenment.
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The ethnically diverse cast was ground-breaking in its make-up, as it included among others a Russian and an African-American woman at a time when the US was worried about the Cold War and African-Americans were struggling for equality.

Of course, for Gene Roddenberry, it was easy. To achieve peace on Earth in the Star Trek world, Roddenberry just had to add it to a script.

Likewise, he wanted a galaxy where a federation of evolved, enlightened beings benignly watched over the universe and kept the peace.

If only real life could be so easy.

If only half-an-hour’s concentrated banging about on a keyboard could ensure peace on Earth.

Perhaps then we wouldn’t see suicide bombers kill 43 people and wound 239 in Lebanon just hours before a co-ordinated series of attacks on Paris left 129 people dead and hundreds more injured, many critically.

These attacks followed closely on from the crash of a Russian aircraft, which is now thought to have been brought down by a bomb.

So why the Star Trek analogy? Because like most people, the current global unrest is breaking my heart.

Because like most people, I am wishing for world peace and enlightenment.

Because like most people, I don’t have a magic wand and I cannot do very much to change the state of the world.

We hear a lot about “slacktivism”, the new habit people have of commenting on a Facebook post, responding to a blog entry or adding their name to an online petition, but not doing much else to help a cause.

Some of the criticism is actually fair, but let’s not forget that for many people, adding that blue, white and red overlay to their Facebook signature is also an expression of grief for the ordinary people who have died.

There are some huge global issues at play. From the best way to deal with Islamic State to the future of Europe’s open border, world leaders are debating some huge issues.

And as the issues become bigger, the focus on the ordinary people – from Beirut to Paris and beyond – seems to blur and fall out of focus.

Ordinary people from a Beirut marketplace to a Parisian restaurant and concert hall have been murdered and their families have been left devastated.

So yes, it’s quite likely that a hefty number of social media users are posting and reposting memes overlays because it’s trending.

But surely it’s also likely many social media users are simply recognising that just as they have been going about their everyday lives, so were the people eating in a restaurant or cheering a well-placed boot in that France versus Germany friendly?

It is the very unremarkable nature of what the attack victims were doing that makes their deaths seem particularly horrific.

Perhaps instead of slacktivism, what we’re seeing could be acknowledgement that people going about their daily lives have been struck down and that it could just as easily be us.

The issues are huge and the death toll seems likely to continue climbing, and the world seems to be acknowledging that no one is beyond the reach of terrorism.

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