THE GLEANER: Brendan Welch will perform at Suttons House of Music to coincide with the deluxe vinyl reissue of his record The Gleaner.
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BRENDAN Welch always wanted his record The Gleaner to be released in vinyl.

But it wasn’t until he was contacted byBallarat record label Heart of the Rat that his vision became reality.

With Welch having just been returned the rights to hisrecord, he was able to reissue it in limited edition 180g vinyl and digital format six years after it was originally released.

“It hadn’t been back in any form for several years and I just wanted it to be heard,” Welch said.

“I didn’t do much of a release initially. Just made it available on Bandcamp. Soto have it come out physically is a bit of a dream and it’s good to have an actual product again.”

The vinyl reissue of The Gleaner has already been gaining lots of attention,receivingan exclusive stream onTone Deaf as well aspraisefrom the likes of Jordie LaneandJosh Pyke.

Brendan Welch’s Run While You Still CanWelch said there was something nostalgic and romantic about having the album in vinyl, something which couldn’t be duplicated through a digital release.

“I think it’s like an antedote to the way modern culture is consumed right now. It’s so rapid and there’s always some new hot thing and we’re almost overwhelmed with the amount of material out there which we can download or stream,” he said.

“People still want that physical thing. For me it’s a little bit of nostalgia for a simpler time.”

Produced bySomething For Kate’sPaul Dempsey, The Gleaneris a darklywitty Australiana and was named one of 2009’s best releases byThe Age’sEG magazine.

To date, the album has seen Welch share stages withTim Rogers, Paul Kelly, and Megan Washington and have his music featured in television shows Love My WayandThe Slap.

Welch said he never expected the record to do so well, especially considering the problems he faced with his record label.

“I didn’t expect anything to happen with it. I thought it was over the month after it first came out,” he said.

“At that point I was breaking up with the label and everything was finishing up but I always thought the record was good and deserved to be available.”

Welch said he hoped to eventually release the record on Spotify and iTunes.

“I’m happy with whatever comes out of it. I’m just glad that it’s available again.”

The reissue was launched with a full band in Melbourne last month and Welch will now be making his way to Ballarat in promotion of the relaunch.

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Popped: The use and release of balloons will be banned under a proposed change to Shellharbour council’s events policy. File image.If you’re a Shellharbour resident thinking of having a balloon-filled kids party or celebration on public land –or even in your own backyard –the council wants to burst your bubble.
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Councillors this weekvoted to exhibitchanges to the council’s sustainable eventspolicy, which would prohibit balloonsat council events and at any events on council land.

And while theNSW Government’s Protection of the Environment Operations Act already makes itillegal to release more than 20 gas-inflated balloons at any event, Shellharbour has proposed to go one step further and ban the “use” of them altogether.

Under proposed changes, itssustainable events policy would read:

“To minimise environmental impacts and unnecessary waste to landfill council prohibits the use of plastic bags, polystyrene product or the use and/or release of balloons at all events on public land or at those events conducted by Shellharbour City Council.”

Further, the council has moved to prevent the use of these banned items in its citizens’ homes and businesses, stating that it “discourages the use of these materials at events on private land in the Shellharbour local government area”.

The policy notes there can be on the spot fines issued for the release of more than 20 helium balloons.

However, its is unclear whether Shellharbour residents could also be fined for simply “using” a balloon on public land.

The policy change was prompted by a motion from Greens councillor Peter Moran, lodged in September, to minimise the damage balloons can cause to the environment.

Cr Morannoted balloons caused particular damageto marine life, but could also harm land animals.

He said it was thereforenecessary to update the council’s policy, so people organising events or making symbolic gestures to remember their loved ones were aware of the rules.

“We need to make sure organisers of events and members of the community are aware of their legal obligations,” Cr Moran told the council in September.

“We should also see if we can go a bit further and ensure people have their memories of celebration or remembrance without environmental damage.”

Shellharbour council already has a fact sheet –entitled “What goes up must come down” –advising residents of balloon alternatives, including bubbles,petals andtree plantings.

The draft of the council’supdated sustainable events policy will go on public exhibition for 28 days.

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A MAN and woman from Fishermans Paradise have appeared in Nowra Local Court facing a variety of drug charges.
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Ashley Peter Boxsell, 37, and Renee Boxsell, 39, both of Cornfield Road, appeared before Magistrate Dr Gabriel Fleming on Tuesday.

Mr Boxsell faces charges of supplying a prohibited drug on an ongoing basis strictly indictable, supplying a prohibited drug indictable quantity (not cannabis), possessing a prohibited drug, possessing ammunition without holding a licence/permit/authorisation and participate in a criminal group contribute to criminal activity.

The court heard he allegedly supplied methamphetamine or ice on 30 consecutive days between May 24 and June 15 this year.

It was alleged he supplied 25 grams of meth at Fishermans Paradise between May 7 and June 24 this year and was found in possession of ammunition at Fishermans Paradise on July 2.

Ms Boxsell faces six charges, including three counts of knowingly take part in the supply of a prohibited drugs, possess or use weapon without a permit, possessing prohibited drugs and participate in a criminal group contribute to criminal activity.

The court heard she allegedly supplied meth at Termeil on May 24, at Lake Tabourie on June 5 and Sunshine Bay on June 12. She was also in possession of cannabis leaf on July 2.

It was also alleged she was in possession of a weapon at Fishermans Paradise on July 2 without a licence or permit.

They have both been bailed to appear in Nowra Local Court on January 19.

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BIRD BRAIN: An Indian myna bird peruses a Eurobodalla backyard for bugs and grubs among the blades of grass. Photo: John Hicks
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The Eurobodalla Shire Council is encouraging residents to join the Indian Myna control program to help conserve native wildlife.

Indian myna birds have serious negative impacts on biodiversity, including both bird and mammal species.

They are intelligent and aggressive birds and can be destructiveby out-competing native wildlife for resources.Since the programstarted in 2009, many traps have continuously been used in people’s backyards.

The Eurobodalla community should be proud of their ongoing commitment and efforts in trapping these birdsin their local areas.

MostIndian mynas in a number of areas, including Maloneys Beach, Tomakin, Tuross and Malua Bay, have been caught and humanely euthanised.

In one yeara pair of Indian mynas can produce about 20 chicks and now is the time when Indian mynasmaketheir nests andfeed their chicks before they fledge.

They are known to build nests inletterboxes, open-roof cavities, tree hollows and places that are warm and dry and high off the ground.

The birds are easily recognisable by their chocolate brown body, yellow beak and eye patch, yellow legs, black head, and a white wing patch, which is highly visible when flying.Some areas in the Eurobodalla, including Broulee, have completely removed all of the Indian mynas and residents are now enjoying only the presence of native birds.

If you see them making a nest or landing in your backyard, phone Courtney Fink-Downes at Eurobodalla Shire Council on 4474 7493.

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Windsor’s NAB bank building was designed by Mansfield Bros, as was the former NAB in Richmond, now housing the Bank Bazaar.Architect firmMansfield Bros of Sydney made a significant contribution to the architectural heritage of NSW in the latter part of the nineteenth century.
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The company became well known for its public and commercial buildings and also undertook major residential projects. Under the chairmanship of George Allen Mansfield, the firm designed many notable buildings in Sydney, as well asin country areas such as the Hawkesbury.

Born in Sydney in1834, Mansfield was the eldest son of the Reverend Ralph Mansfield and Lucy, née Shelley. He was privately educated and articled to J F Hill in 1850. By 1860 he had completed his term and had formed the architectural firm of Mansfield Bros. He had the distinction of being elected the first president of the NSW Institute of Architects, serving from 1871-1876.

Major commissions undertaken by the firm included extensions to Sydney Grammar School (1876), [Royal] Prince Alfred Hospital, Camperdown (1882), and Parramatta Town Hall (1880).

Appointed as architects for the Council of Education, Mansfield designed public schools at Orange (1880) and Berridale (1883). Residential projects included Abercrombie House, Bathurst (c.1870), Eulabah, Richmond (1881) and Sunny Brae, Windsor (1875).

The firm alsodesigned St Peter’s Sunday School, Richmond (1873) and a new grandstand for Hawkesbury Race Club, Clarendon (1896).

Mansfield designed more than53 buildings, mostly in the Victorian Classical style, for the Commercial Banking Company of Sydney Limited dating from about 1871 to 1897, including in Windsor and Richmond. The structures embodied George Mansfield’s ideals of elegance of form and symmetry of design.

The Windsor and Richmond branches of CBCcomprised a banking chamber on the ground floor with first floor residence and rear stables. The central entrance portico is a feature of each building however at Windsor it is overshadowed by the first floor verandah. Exterior walls have a stucco finish. Although designed by the same architect there are differences in the design of each.

The façade of the Windsor building erected on the corner of George and Kable streets in 1879 features deeply recessed double-hung windows with moulded arched lintels on the ground floor. Shuttered French doors open onto the first floor verandah which is adorned with iron lacework and frieze supported by Classical cast iron columns with Ionic capitals manufactured by J R Bubb of Sydney. Interior joinery is mostly original and survives in fine condition.

The branch of the Commercial Bank at Richmond was constructed on the corner of Windsor and West Market Streets in 1880 with additions to the Windsor Street frontage in about 1910.

The windows on each floor feature distinctive decorative mouldings above each double-hung sash window and heavily ornamented sills. No longer a bank, this building now houses an antique shop and café (Bank Bazaar).

In 1981 CBC Ltd merged with the National Commercial Banking Corporation of Australia Ltd (now NAB) and in subsequent years many branches were sold into private ownership.

George Allen Mansfield died in 1908 and the firm he founded continued well into the 20th century.

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Pretty in pink: Sue Hart, Cheyenne Campbell and Mel Campbell joined Saturday’s festivities. Raising awareness: Gerry van Hacher, Mike Holmes, Mick Simpson, Earl Johns, Gwen van Hacher and Graham Rosenbers got their engines revving to raise awareness for breast cancer.
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Strike a pose: The bright pink dress code added to the fun for Shae Bowditch, Alysoun Learmont, Dan Barltrop, Judy Lockwood and Jacob Langbairn.

You don’t see ‘that’ everyday: Lisa Sutherland and Sue Turner vamp up their ride for Saturday’s annual breast cancer awareness raising trek from Port Macquarie to Long Flat.

Pinkwas the colour of choice when more than 130 motorbikes made their way from Port Macquarie to Long Flat on Saturday for the eighth Pink Ribbon Ride.

The revving of engines was designed to generate awareness of the early detection of breast cancer.

Survivor and ride organiser Suzanne Naylor was diagnosed almost 10 years ago and was left with a memory that will last a lifetime.

“The ride has been happening since 2008, which was the year I was first diagnosed with it and I’ve been organising the event for the last four years and think it’s fantastic,” she said.

“When I was diagnosed it was really frightening … you find yourself in a fog so the main aim of this ride is to highlight the importance of women getting themselves checked as early as possible.

“An early diagnosis helps with recovery and lessens the impact of treatment.”

Mrs Naylor said the support of local businesses was vital to the success of the day.

“I also want to give a big thank you to the hogs who did the marshalling at intersections where we didn’t have the right of way,” Mrs Naylor said.

“That’s what really kept us all together.”

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Step it up and walk it off.The gym is not dead, but it may not be the most effective way to exercise if you want to stay slim.
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Gym giant Anytime Fitness has just opened its3000th sitein 13 years, becoming the world’s fastest-growing franchise andoutpacing McDonald’s and Subway.

Finally, it’s fitness instead of fast food that we want to consume.

Getting our fix in any way that works is great. However,thankfully, a brisk walk in the fresh air beats slogging it out at the gym. At least if your aim is to be lean.

A new study has analysed the exercise patterns of people in Britain between 1999 and 2012.

Although the guidelines recommend at least 30 minutes of moderate intensity exercise each day, it is not known whether certain exercises are better than others.

Researchersfrom the London School of Economicslooked at how regularly Britonsengaged in 30 minutes or more of walking, moderate intensity exercise such as going to the gym, swimming, dancing, running and tennis, as well as heavy housework or heavy outdoor labour like chopping wood.

They then compared the waist circumference and body mass index (BMI) data of the people and found that those who regularly walked were leaner.

“The results thus provide an argument for a campaign to promote walking,” the authors said.

“Focus on physical activity is less controversial as it would not be subject to political lobbying as is the case for ‘fat’ tax and other policies that aim to change consumption of junk foods in a person’s diet.”

The authors suggested that creating a policy “that ‘every step counts’ may be a step towards curbing the upward trend in obesity rates and beneficial for other health conditions”.

Every step does count but it is a stretch to say walking is more beneficial than other exercise, says Associate Professor Emmanuel Stamatakis​ of the University of Sydney’s Faculty of Health Sciences and Charles Perkins Centre.

“I would take the conclusions with a pinch of salt,” Stamatakis says.

“It is hard to define the intensity and accurate duration of activities in questionnaires.”

Swimming, for instance, maybe splashing about or doing laps, he says, adding that people notoriously overreport how long they spend exercising and the intensity.

That said, if perambulation is your thing, keep on walking.

“Walking has practical advantages,” Stamatakis says. “You can build it into your everyday life. It’s sustainable and there’s no need to make extra time for it. You can just replace the bus trip or car trip with walking.”

The 10,000 step per day challenge is an “excellent first target”, but walking “is not necessarily the optimal type of exercise”.

The “optimal” exercise involves three parts:more incidental exercise, more moderate to high intensity exercise and less sitting.

“All movement is important,” Stamatakis stresses. “All physical activity is linked with lower BMI and waist circumference.”

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Ifyou haven’t gathered your friends together and registered for Sunday’s Colour Run at Port Macquarie you need to do so quickly.
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Organiser Andrew McMaster said excitement was building for the local instalment of the popular nationwide event, which is expected to attract 1000 people.

“If regos keep going the way they have been, we may have to cap the event and I’d hate to see anyone miss out,” Mr McMaster said.

“We’re probably up to about 800 registrations already.”

While the running portion of the event is the main drawcard, Mr McMaster said the Colour Run isn’t all about running.

“It’s a social spectacle that brings people together in the outdoors with the benefit of being active.

“Probably the best part is the colour throws and dance party at the finish, which provides the opportunity for creating great memories,” he said.

“We would love to bring this back again next year, the local support has been amazing and I can only see it getting bigger.”

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Practice, practice, practice: Dancer Kate Petrie has been putting Wauchope identity Anthony Abi Saab through his paces for this year’s Stars of the Hastings Dance for Cancer.
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Rehearsalsare well underway for the third annual Dance for Cancer, with all stars knotching up hours of practise for the November 27 gala event.

As a part of their entry into Stars of the Hastings Dance For Cancer, each star is required to raise a minimum of $3000.

The Hastings community has the opportunity to not only support, but also enjoy some unique fundraisers being held by this year’s crop of stars.

In turn, you’ll be supporting Cancer Council NSW, which is 97 per cent publicly funded.

The Cancer Council is the largest non-government funder of cancer research in Australia and the only cancer charity that funds research across all cancers, and works across all stages of the cancer journey.

Tickets to Stars of the Hastings Dance For Cancer have sold out quickly in the past two years so get it quick.

They can be purchased for $70 at Rydges Port Macquarie.

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Eden cricketer Tyrone Thomas recently played for the Sydney Sixers in the Aboriginal T20 Cup.
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Eden’s Tyrone Thomas recently joined the mostpromising Aboriginal cricketers from across New South Wales to play in the first Aboriginal T20 Cup in Orange.

Thomas showcased his skills in three T20 matches during a two-day carnival held at Orange’s Wade Park on Saturday and Sunday, November 7 and 8.

Cricketers from communities across the state were selected to represent the Sydney Thunder and Sydney Sixers Aboriginal teams.

Originally picked to don the green for the Sydney Thunder, it wasn’t meant to be and Thomas instead played for the mighty Sydney Sixes.

“The competition was all about promoting cricket and showing Aboriginal kids where they can go,” Thomas said.

“I was one of the oldest ones playing so it was great to be a mentor and give advice to the kids.”

The right arm medium fast bowler has been playing in the NSW indigenous team for the past five years so he had a lot of knowledge to pass down to the up and coming players.

“The biggest thing to tell young players is that if you are 100 per cent positive you want to play professionally then you need to put in 110 per cent effort.”

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