THE next chapter in Strike Force Croci, the crackdown on illegal drugs in the Shoalhaven, played out in Nowra Local Court on Tuesday.
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Twenty-two people, facing a variety of drug related offences, charged as part of the seven-month operation, appeared before Magistrate Dr Gabriel Fleming.

The charges include the supply a prohibited drug on an ongoing basis which is strictly indictable, supply a prohibited drug indictable quantity (not cannabis) and with taking part in the supply of prohibited drugs a commercial quantity strictly indictable – some of these charges carry a maximum sentence of 25 years.

Edward Cruickshank, 46, of Socrates Place, Worrigee; Jason Keith Aitken, 38, of the Gateway Caravan Park, Pleasant Way, Nowra; Danny Alexander Goodwin, 45, of Cockbourne Place, Vincentia; and Jason Gerald Murray, 42, of Torridon Street, East Nowra were all refused bail and will reappear in Nowra Local Court on December 8.

Megan Maree Brown, 39, of McKay Street, Nowra; Khan Daniel Paap, 28, of Lumea Street, Sanctuary Point; Arthur David McLeod, 40, of Parnell Road, Tomerong; and Pierre Davaine, 32, of Paluma Way, Nowra each had their bail continued and will return to court on December 8.

Robert Lindon Smith, 49, of Wallace Street, Nowra; Katherine Jane Davison, 24, of Katela Avenue, Bomaderry; Terry Wayne Acton, 40, of Sanctuary Point Road, Sanctuary Point; Lupco Iloiski, 44, of Platypus Way, Blackbutt; Clint Usher, 33, of Pleasant Way, Nowra; Michael Dennis Healy, 49, of North Street, Nowra; Jamie William Pierce, 30, of Carver Circuit, St Georges Basin; Thomas Martin Smith, 28, of Quiberon Street, Nowra; Brett Edward George, 46, of Oxford Street, South Nowra; Jesse Raymond Craig, 45, of Oxford Street, South Nowra; andDean James Collier, 36, of no fixed place of abode were all refused bail and will reappear in Nowra Local Court on January 19, 2016.

Brian Arthur Braddick, 35, of Quiberon Street, Nowra; Trevor Braddick, 32, of Hillcrest Avenue, Nowra; and Chad Oxford, 35, of Leumeah Street, Sanctuary Point each had their bail continued and will return to court on January 19.

A total of 44 people have been charged as a result of Strike Force Croci’s operation.

Eleven of those charged have either entered guilty pleas or been found guilty, with nine now sentenced.

They have received various sentences including fines, good behaviour bonds and ordered to undertake community service orders.

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LOW scoreswere the theme of theweekend’s Far South Cricket Association A grade competition.
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QUICK WICKETS: Tyrone Thomas picked up 3/27 with the ball in Eden’s three wicket win over the Bega/Angledale Bulls on Saturday.

Eden’sIsaac Walker demolished the Bega/Angledale batsmen andfollowed up his 5/19 last week with a stunning 4/6 off just four overs, including one maiden.

The Bega/Angledale Bulls batted first at Eden Cricket Ground andslumped to be all out for 77 off just 26 overs.

Walker has an outstanding strike rate this season and has picked up a wicket with every 10 balls bowled.

Bega’s Glen Willcox top scored with a more-than-crucial 30, with the next highest scorer Lachlan Sims with 13 – and sundries with 12.

The Bulls were in trouble early at 3/19 before Willcox dragged the Bulls out of serious trouble.

For Eden, Tyrone Thomas picked up 3/27 with the ball and Reece Wheeler snagged 2/16.

Chasing a small target is not always easy and in response the Bulls quickly had Eden 3/23 before the match-savingWheeler came to the crease.

When he was run out, Eden was cruising to victory at3/64 before losing four wickets for no run and staggering to a much-needed victory by just threewickets.

The Merimbula Knights Cricket Clubheld on to top spot on the Far South Cricket Association ladder with a victory against Pambula on Saturday.

Knights opening bowler Brayden MacDonald claimed six Pambula wickets for just 17 runs to insure victory.

Batting first at the Pambula Beach Ground Merimbula were in a strong position at 3/125 before losing five wickets for just 23 runs late in the inningsandcrawling to 9/184 off their 40 overs.

Dylan Jordan playing his first game of the season topped scored with 37 at the top of the order, before being caught and bowled by Charlie Baker.

Bakerpicked up 3/42 off seven overs whileBrendon Gordon was the pick of the bowlers with 3/27.

A number of Merimbula batsman got starts with none able to convert that into a big score.

Ashley Postance with 32,Jacob MacDonald with 27 andLincoln Rixon-Petty with 29 all made contributions.

The Bluedogs were set a task of 4.6 runs per over for victory and captain Tom Hammond looked to settle the innings with 29.

When he fell to Braydenthe Bluedogs 141 runs were still required for victory.

Brayden was unstoppable claiming the first six Bluedogswickets to fall, leaving Pambula reeling at 6/53.

Postance picked up 2/4 late in the innings to have Pambula all out for 92 off just 28 overs.

Brayden now has 12 wickets from four games this season at an average of 5.92, an economy rate of just 2.22 and the team captain claims a wicket with every 16 deliveries.

Merimbula now sits on top of the ladder with 46 points.

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Hot weather advice from St John Ambulance. Video: SMH
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4.45pm:Temperatures hit the mid 30s across the Illawarra onWednesday, surpassing forecast maximums and delivering a taste of what’s to come.

After a warm start to the day, themercury climbedto a high of36.4degrees in Albion Park at 4.25pm.

Coastal temperatures weren’t far behind, with a top of36.1degrees recordedat the Bellambi Point weather station just minutes earlier.

A gusty southerly change is expected to movethrough the region on Wednesday evening, cooling Thursday temperatures to 29degrees on the coast and 32 inland.

Friday will be a hot and sunny 38 degrees in Wollongong and a degree warmer at Albion Park.

The above-average temperaturesarebeing caused bydry and increasingly hot air from central Australia being drawn into NSW.

University of Wollongong students beat the heat with a dip in the ocean off City Beach on Wednesday. Picture: Adam McLean

2.30pm:Temperatures have surpassed 35 degrees across the Illawarra early Wednesday afternoon.

According to the Bureau of Meteorology, the mercury climbed to 35.8degrees in Albion Park at 2.25pm.

On the coast, the temperature hit 35.3at the Bellambi Point weather station about 2.15pm.

10.45am:Illawarra, are you starting to feel the heat?

The mercury isrising across the region on Wednesday morning –a sign of what’s to come overthe next few days.

By 10.30am, temperatures havealready reached 31.3 degrees inAlbion Park and 29.5 degreesat Bellambi Pointon the coast.

The temperatures are nudging Wednesday’s forecast maximums of 34 and 32 degrees, respectively.

The Bureau of Meteorology says Wollongong can expect a sunny Wednesday.

Light winds will become west to northwesterly in the late morning.

Afternoon north-easterly seabreezes are possible before a gusty southerly change.

The changewill keep a lid on Thursday’s temperatures, with29 degrees the expected top in Wollongong.

Friday will be a hot and sunny 38 degrees on the coast and 39 inland.

What are you doing to keep cool? Let everyone else know by sending your pictures to [email protected]南京夜网419论坛, post them on our Facebook page [email protected] on Twitter or Instagram.

ALBION PARK

Wednesday –34°C

Thursday –32°C

Friday –39°C

Saturday –23°C

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Wednesday–32°C

Thursday–29°C

Friday–38°C

Saturday–22°C

KIAMA

Wednesday– 31°C

Thursday– 29°C

Friday– 37°C

Saturday– 22°C

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Walking path aliabilityI write in regard to works carried out at Russell Square, Brown Hill. Council has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to upgrade facilities. New Soccer rooms used 6 months a year at most, new Netball court used infrequently, new cricket pitches again occasional use and now I see $250,000 to be spent on training lights.The Council can mow the ovals weekly and sometimes twice weekly for these activities to occur.
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But despite frequent contact with Council about the state of the walking track that runs around Russell Square and the dangerous situation, I can get no response. The track is used daily by dozens of people but Council has allowed it to deteriorate to a narrow excuse of a path.

Inaddition the above mentioned works have taken their toll with heavy machinery chewing it up continually. It is now a sunken walking trap. Recently a lady was badly injured when trying to step aside to allow runners to go past and tripped on the raised edges. She suffered substantial injuries including massive facial contusions, broken facial bones and cracked ribs, and she is not the only casualty. Still Council have not even the courtesy to reply and arrogantly do nothing about the danger. Wash-aways, exposed rocks and overgrown edges show Councils lack of maintenance, and all together make a recipe for disaster. Come on Council, do your job.

NEGLECT: Despite a small fortune poured into the upgrade of Russell Square, the walking track continues to deteriorate.

Kevin Holloway,Brown Hill.​

We pay taxes for a reasonI don’t mind paying tax. Part of a civilised society is the community at large contributing to governments carrying out projects and providing services for that community. Generally, the prevailing attitude is to denigrate governments and the fact that we are required to pay taxes to those governments – this is a very dangerous and damaging attitude to adopt in a society that regards itself as democratic. Much of our financial advice is based on how to minimise tax payments; e.g.: witness the current debate on reducing the tax minimisation approach to the use of superannuation – clearly an unintended consequence behind the whole concept of superannuation. The tax avoidance ‘industry’ is a very pointed example of people’s and companies’ disdain for meeting their obligations to contribute to the welfare of and provision of services to the broader community. The real issue about paying taxes is whether or not the revenue is being well used; this is where people can use their influence: letting parliamentarians and governments know how they would like their money used.

Hedley Thomson, Canadian

Tourist centre needs accessI do agree wholeheartedly with the expressions of Gerald Jenzen and Lorraine Collishaw with comments on 12/11/2015 with the idea the Civic Hall is ideal central place for this facility to be situated. We all know this, so why not let it happen. We have other venues for major events, as we know, sport, conferences, conventions and business major facilities available.Please let this facility be adapted for use of our minor needs but let it it be our hub for ‘Tourist Ballarat’ and our most accessible tourist friendly centre for visitors.

Anne Smail. Alfredton

Halting radicalisation through workA key tool could be more job opportunities for the unskilled and the poorly educated. Regrettably, the minds in treasury, conservative think tanks and government extend no further than Classical Free Market Economics 101, and have driven the shutdown of nearly all our manufacturing industry. With that shutdown, opportunities for meaningful work for thousands also went out the door. The government now needs a”knowledge economy” bolstered with more jobs for those with limited skills and education. .

Colin Simmons, Woodend

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Tears of joy: Harold and Joy Bultin have sponsored more than 20 children over the years, but share a special bond with Milton Das, who they were reunited with last week.Rawemotion erupted when local couple Harold and Joy Butlin finally got to meet the Bangladeshi “boy” they had sponsored since age four last week.
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Nearly 40 years later, the Butlins got to hold the boy “from the other side of the world” who they watched grow up through photos and school reports.

“Never in a million years” did the lifelong friends think they would get to meet.

“It was a very emotional greeting,” Mrs Butlin admitted.

“Milton just put his arms out and said “Hello ma” (Bangladesh for mother).”

Milton Das agreed it was a “surreal and happy moment”.

“I re-tell the story (of his sponsorship) often because I am so grateful to Australians,” he said.

“There were lots of children in the same village as me growing up who didn’t have any opportunities in their lives.”

When Milton was just four, his father died of liver cancer, leaving his heavily pregnant mother to care for him and his two-year-old brother.

Wanting to ensure he was educated, Milton’s mother sought help at a local Seventh Day Adventist school, where Asian Aid Organisation’s sponsors offered a lifeline.

It was here that Milton’s sponsorship story began.

The special bond between the Butlins and their Bangladeshi sponsor child continued right through his schooling.

Milton not only completed a degree in education, but went on to gain his Masters in Education through distance learning.

During all of this, Milton and the Butlins had intermittent contact and updates through Asian Aid.

Milton even sent the Butlins an invite to his wedding.

These momentos, along with hundreds of black and white photos of Milton growing up, are preserved in a photo album treasured by the Butlins.

More recently, the power of social media has allowed them to keep in touch, share family photos and plan their Aussie reunion.

Milton is now the director of Bangladesh Children’s Sponsorship Services (BCSS), Asian Aid’s implementing partner in Bangladesh.

His own experiences have driven him to devote his life to serving young people through education, and he finds joy in working with underprivileged children despite attractive work opportunities and salaries in other places.

“Visiting our schools, and seeing the childrens’ smiles of gratitude and thankfulness, is the most enjoyable part about working in this field,” he said.

“Investing in education is the greatest medium to change people’s lives, positively and permanently.

“Asian Aid is planting the seed of love and care for children and young people’s education that will bear fruit tomorrow.”

Indeed, there could be no better endorsement for Asian Aid than Milton himself.

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JADE Colligan was awarded the Optus Nowra Velo Club’s inaugural Robbie Williams memorial cyclist of the year at the club’s presentation dinner at the Bomaderry Bowling Club, on Friday evening.
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REWARD FOR ALL HER HARD WORK: Jade Colligan is presented with the Robbie Williams memorial 2015 Cyclist of the Year by Sue and Bruce Williams at the Bomaderry Bolwing Club last Friday night.

This follows Jade’s award of the previous week for the Cycling NSW Elite Women’s Road Woman of the year premiership at the Dunc Gray Velodrome.

The Robbie Williams memorial came to Jade following a year where great improvement and achievements were made on a local level, as well as in state and national events.

Robbie Williams is a much loved former member of the Optus Nowra Velo Club.

He was an incredibly gifted triathlete.

Robbie joined the Nowra Velo Club as a junior and quickly progressed to state and national elite level, as a pro cyclist.

Robbie Williams rode with the DFL-Cyclingnews南京夜网 Litespeed team in Belgium and Saunier Duval in Spain, before returning home to race with Drapac Porsche in 2006.

Among Robbie’s many wins, was the iconic Goulburn to Citi classic in 2007.

Robbie tragically passed away in 2012, while cycling in Canberra.

The Robbie Williams memorial is to be awarded to a Nowra Velo Club rider who achieves at a club, state and national level with distinction throughout the year.

Most importantly, the recipient each year, will have competed fairly and proves to have shown ongoing commitment to the Nowra Velo Club.

During 2015, Jade Colligan has raced with the Nowra Velo Club’s A grade, taking podium placings against the top local men.

Jade placed second in the elite women’s Ride for Robbie event in August.

She also took a silver medal in the Cycling NSW Elite Women’s Individual Time Trial Championship in September.

Jade also raced as a guest with the Suburu NSWIS/NKS team in the women’s national events, the Tour of Tasmania and Amy’s Otway Classic in Victoria.

She also raced as in individual against strong teams in the Tour of King Valley where she enjoyed a top ten placing.

Jade has now been selected to race with the Saburu/ NSW Institute of Sport/ NKS women’s development team in 2016.

This is another fitting reward for this talented and determined cyclist, who continues to go from strength-to-strength and who has a big future ahead of her.

Criterium racing continues at the Albatross Aviation Tech Park next Sunday.

Then the final event of the Nowra Velo Club’s season will be the 2015 criteriumchampionships at the Albatross Aviation Tech Parkon November 29.

The Bomaderry Vet Hospital/Coffeeliscious team will be the duty officials for next Sunday’s program.

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GOLFER: Mallacoota golf tournament open nett winner John Fletcher.
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THE Mallacoota Golf andCountry Club four-day tournament wasrecently held from November 5-8.

Some Eden residents made the tripto Mallacoota.

On November 7, Andrew Collinswas named the runner up in Agrade for the men’s day.

The longest drive ofthe day went to Collins in A divisionand Ian Smith in B division.

The open nett winner was John Fletcherwith 68.

A number of people from Pambula/Meirmbula also competed.

On November 6, in the ladies’ day A division gross winner was Liz McErlain.

On November 7, in the men’s dayA grade scratch winner was Darren Warne.

The A grade nett winner was Glen Warne and runner up was Darren Gordon.

B grade nett winner was Alan Metcalfe.

NTPs were Michael Potter on the 6th and Pat Wilson on the 14th.

There were also Merimbula competitors, such as Ann Haig who was B handicap winner on the ladies’day.

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LAUGHS: Comedian Anh Do will be appearing at the Roxy Theatre tomorrow night. Movies will also be screened throughout the weekend.
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The beginning of the endTHEworld is in such shock at the Paris disaster, when hatred has erupted once again when man’s inhumanity to man has repeated itself as has happened in all of his history but becoming more deadly recently in World War I and World War II and predictably perhaps in World War III.

On Saturday, November 14 we all saw depicted on TV and radio the horror of Paris.

But tragically and no doubt, indicatively of our fallen culture, at intervals between the TV and radio renditions of the Paris horror we’re shown the ubiquitous advertisements urging the viewers to buy mops, toolsand other essentials to life including legitimate ads “buy now, pay later”con.

World leaders announcing the “threat to all mankind”, while the commercial worldforce their 30 pieces of silver down the throats of the dumb public.

Remember Judas when presented the 30 pieces suddenly saw what his betrayal of Jesus was and what the nothingness of hose 30 pieces were really worth, actually flung them on the ground and promptly hung himself.

Has the world become similar, feeding itself on commercialisation and headed for a bitter end?

The ads being an absolute disgrace at this time.

However, maybe there’s a little light about the scene, maybe the big powers may forget their bickering which has become more irrelevant lately since the cold war and join together against a common enemy, the Isis and maybe the brilliant saying “out of evil comes good” will come about.

Let’s hope so fo the sake of our shaky civilisation’s existence.

Laurie Walker

Leeton

Turn housing into homesCOMMUNITY groups, councils, charities and private organisations can apply for one- off grants of up to $50,000 to create stronger social housing communities through the NSW government’s Social Housing Community Improvement Fund.

The program isa three-year, $20 million commitment to build stronger social housing communities.

Grants will be awarded to organisations in our community for projects thatcould include the development or upgrade of communal gardens, playgrounds, basketball courts, skating ramps and meeting areas that provides opportunities for our community to come together.

This is all about turning social housing areas into strong, vibrant communities that our residents are proud to call home.

I’m excited by the possibilities that these grants can bring to our local social housing communities.

The money can also be used for developments that improve resident safety such as disability access, fencing or lighting and that help integrate social housing with the surrounding community.

I encourage all local organisations with a passion for improving the community to apply so we can create better living environments for everyone in the region.

Applications for SCHIF projects must be made online athttps://socialhousing.smartygrants南京夜网419论坛/SHCIF2015until Friday 18 December 2015, with projects required to be completed before March 31,2017.

For more information visit梧桐夜网facs.nsw.gov419论坛/SHCIF.

Adrian Piccoli

Member for Murray

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ADOPT ME: Brutus is a staffy cross and a real sweetheart. You can adopt Brutus from the Glenfield Road Animal Shelter for $299.40. Contact 6971 4651.
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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 209am: WAGGA RIVERINA LAPIDARY CLUB INC at 7 Small Street, Wagga invites you to drop in to the clubroom during a session and see what they do and how they do it until 3pm. Friday activities are wire-wrapping and silversmithing. Contact Cheryl Lynch on 6933 1112.

9.30am: SCHOOL FOR SENIORS open to anyone 45 and over until 2.30pm. Fee for each term is $10 at Wesley Uniting Church. Light exercises, old time dancing, current affairs,basic computer lessons, art and ladies choir, morning tea. Contact Gordon Mowbray 6926 2218.

10.30am: DROP-IN CENTRE open each weekday at the Wesley Complex, 21 Johnston Street for light lunches, tea and coffee.

7pm: WAGGA BABY BOOMERS SINGLES GROUP meets at the RSL club on Friday nights from 7pm. Contact 0417 779 481 between 9am to 6pm.

7pm: ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, Salvation Army Hall, Edward Street, (next to McDonalds). Contact 1300 22 22 22.

7.30 pm: ALLIANCE FRANCAISE de WAGGA WAGGA meets at 7.30pm for a variety of activities. It also offers French classes for beginners through to advanced for those wishing to learn the language. Contact 6920 2294.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 218am: TARCUTTA MEMORIAL HALL COMMITTEE MARKETS on the third Saturday of the month at Memorial Hall, Tarcutta. There will be a large range of stalls, barbecue lunch, sandwiches, a cake stand, tea, coffee and drinks available. Current and new stallholders welcome.

9am; STAMP AND COIN FAIR at Sturt Public School Hall, White Avenue, Kooringal. Seven dealers in attendance for buying, selling and valuations. Club bargain table. Free admission. Contact 6922 3393.

9am: WAGGA DEMONSTRATION GARDEN is open on Shaw Street every Saturday until noon. Organic vegetables such as kale, silverbeet, rhubarb, lettuce, bok choy, herbs and more. There is also a veggie buy/swap. Contact Kerri on 0429 386 429.

10am: TOY LIBRARY WAGGA is open from 10am to 1pm in the children’s section of the Wagga library. Family membership is $30 (for 13 months) and $2 a toy for one month, four items at a time. Contact 6971 9722.

1pm: WAGGA RIVERINA LAPIDARY CLUB INC at 7 Small Street, Wagga invites you to drop into the clubroom during a session and see what they do and how they do it until 5pm. Friday activities are wire-wrapping and silversmithing. Contact Cheryl Lynch on 6933 1112.

1.30pm: WAGGA BONSAI SOCIETY meets at the ARCC Hall on Tarcutta Street. Contact 6922 4356.

6pm: ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, Anglican Church Hall, corner Mitchelmore Street and Fernleigh Road, (hall around the back). Contact 1300 22 22 22 or梧桐夜网wagga.aagroup.org419论坛.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 229am; STAMP AND COIN FAIR at Sturt Public School Hall, White Avenue, Kooringal. Seven dealers in attendance for buying, selling and valuations. Club bargain table. Free admission. Contact 6922 3393.

7.30pm: ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, Baptist Church, 154 to 156 Tarcutta Street. Contact 1300 22 22 22 or 梧桐夜网wagga.aagroup.org419论坛.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2310am: WAGGA AND DISTRICT FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY’S open 10am to 4pm at 24 Tarakan Avenue, Ashmont. New members welcome. Contact Lyn on 6925 0319.

10am: BETTER HEARING AUSTRALIA, lip-reading classes and hearing management. Contact 6922 1197 or 6931 7446.

10.30am: DROP-IN CENTRE open each weekday at the Wesley Complex, 21 Johnston Street for light lunches, tea and coffee. All very welcome.

10.30am: GROW meets at the mental health unit, Wagga Base Hospital. GROW is a 12-step group offering friendship, support and help in the area of mental health. Contact 1800 558 268.

11am: WAGGA RAIL HERITAGE ASSOCIATION MUSEUM, on the railway station platform. Various railway artefacts and enhanced historic photos are on display. Admission by gold coin donation. Contact Phil on 0421 590 252.

Noon: WAGGA SOCIAL SLIMMERS meet at the Commercial Club, Gurwood Street. Weigh-in from noon; meeting 1pm. Contact Jen 6926 2884.

Noon: AL-ANON FAMILY GROUPS is a support group for families and friends where there is a problem with drinking alcohol in the home. Meetings are held each Monday at St Paul’s Church on the corner of Fernleigh Road and Mitchelmore Street. Contact Judy on 0407 351 884.

3.30pm: TAI CHI FOR ARTHRITIS, Uniting Church, Johnson Street from 3.30pm to 4.30pm. Cost $5. Learn to 12 moves of the tai chi for arthritis form as taught by Dr Paul Lam. Contact Lorraine on 0412 303 245 or 6926 3203.

6pm WAGGA SCOUTS (GLENFIELD) scouts session takes place Monday between 6.30pm and 8pm. Contact Aileen Cooke on 6922 3723.

6pm: ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, Women’s meeting, Anglican Church Hall, Corner Mitchelmore Street and Fernleigh Road, (hall around the back). Contact 1300 22 22 22 or 梧桐夜网wagga.aagroup.org419论坛.

7pm: CANTILENA SINGERS new members night. If you love to sing, why not join the Cantilena Singers Wagga. We are inviting new members to come along and sing with our choir. Find pleasure with us on Monday evenings for two hours at the Riverina Conservatorium of Music at 7pm. There will be supper afterwards.

7.30pm: NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS: At the Calvary Drug and Alcohol Centre, 1 Emblem Street.

7.30pm: WAGGA WAGGA MODEL RAILROADERS INC. meets every Monday at 7.30pm at hall, corner Dobney and Veale streets. Visitors welcome. Contact Graeme Hearn on 6920 3726.

7.30pm: NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS: At the Calvary Drug and Alcohol Centre, 1 Emblem Street.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 248am: SOCIAL TENNIS at Grandview Tennis Club in Sunshine Avenue, Turvey Park. Players are welcome to come along and join us for a game. Contact Di on 6925 4395 or Pam 6922 3881.

9am: WAGGA DEMONSTRATION GARDEN is open on Shaw Street every Tuesday until noon. Come, dig in and learn more gardening skills while working with local community groups. Contact Kerri on 0429 386 429.

10am: TANDA PLACE CRAFT and FRIENDSHIP GROUP meets every Tuesday at Pilgrim Uniting Church, Tanda Place Glenfield, next to Aldi until noon. All welcome. Contact Ellen on 6922 4806.

10am: WAGGA PATCHWORK AND QUILTERS GROUP meets at the ARCC hall on Tarcutta Street until 4pm on first, third, fourth and fifth Tuesdays and every Thursday. Contact Norma on 6922 3393 or Anne on 6922 6404.

10am: RSL DAY CROW CLUB meet in the Vintage and Veteran Car Club each Tuesday from 10am. Participants enjoy a talk, light exercises, morning tea, guest artists and bingo on the first and third Tuesdays of the month. Contact Molly Shultz on 6925 3510 or Ken King on 0407 040 358.

10.30am: DROP-IN CENTRE open each weekday at the Wesley Complex, 21 Johnston Street for light lunches, tea and coffee. All very welcome.

12.30pm: ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, RCD&A Centre, corner Meurant and Emblem street. Contact 1300 22 22 22 or 梧桐夜网wagga.aagroup.org419论坛.

1pm: WAGGA AND DISTRICT FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY open from 1pm to 4pm for research at 24 Tarakan Avenue, Ashmont. New members welcome. Contact Lyn on 6925 0319.

1pm: The RIVERINA WOODWORKERS CLUB meets every Tuesday until 4pm in their club rooms at the Botanic Gardens, Wagga. Produce items using lathes and other woodworking equipment. Contact 0418 624 161.

7pm: NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS: At the Calvary Drug and Alcohol Centre, 1 Emblem Street.

7pm: WAGGA WAGGA AND DISTRICT HIGHLAND PIPE BAND meets each Tuesday night, 7pm at the Band Hall, Wagga Beach. Learners most welcome. Contact [email protected]南京夜网 or Bob Scott 6926 2305.

7pm: SOCIAL TABLE TENNIS, PCYC until 9pm. All ages and standards welcome. Phone 0435 890 921.

7pm: ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, Anglican Church Hall, corner Mitchelmore Street and Fernleigh Road, (hall around the back). Contact 1300 22 22 22 or 梧桐夜网wagga.aagroup.org419论坛.

7.30pm: SING AUSTRALIA Wagga meets at the Uniting Church, Johnston Street. Go to 梧桐夜网singaustralia南京夜网419论坛.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 259am: WAGGA DEMONSTRATION GARDEN is open on shaw Street every Wednesday until noon for a pizza day. Bring some dough and the children and make some delicious food. A good chance to meet other parents and community groups. Contact Kerri on 0429 386 429. (Every Wednesday)

9am: The GUNDAGAI RAILWAY MUSEUM is open seven days a week from 9am to 5pm. Cost is a $2 donation which goes towards helping preserve the site. Visit gundagairailwaymuseum.wordpress南京夜网.

9am: THE ROCK MEN’S SHED meet every Wednesday at 9am until 3pm. All are welcome. Contact 0427 005 158.

9.15am: THE COFFEE DROP, Wednesdays, 9.15am to 11.15am at the Ashmont Baptist Church, 17 Malta Crescent (beside Ashmont Oval). All free, drop in and join us for morning tea, cake and a great friendly atmosphere. Meet people and be in a safe warming environment. Open every Wednesday except School Holidays.

9.30am: Social tennis at the KOORINGAL TENNIS CLUB at Henwood Park, Lake Albert Road. Contact Barb 0431 260 006. Also, tennis lessons are available phone Clive 0413 084 096.

9.30am: ANGLICAN PARISH OF WAGGA WAGGA ACTIVITY GROUP for active independent people who need social interaction from 9.30am to 2.30pm in the Parish Meeting Room, Church Street. Cost $5 including morning tea, cooked lunch, afternoon tea, Holy Communion, social, fun. Contact 6937 7522.

10am: PLAYTIME @ INSPIRE for newborn to five year olds at Inspire Church, 555 Kooringal Road until 11.30am. All welcome for craft, storytime, games and morning tea. Cost is a gold coin donation.

10am: THE SALVATION ARMY WOMEN’S LEAGUE is a women’s fellowship group with a Christian focus. They meet weekly and enjoy a range of activities. Contact Joan on 6922 1234 or the Salvation Army Office on 6921 7895.

10am: RAAF WAGGA HERITAGE CENTRE is open from until 4pm. The centre showcases the history of the RAAF and its significance to the Riverina. Admission is free. Volunteers welcome. Contact Cal Lippiatt on 6937 4103.

10am: Come to STORYTIME at the library and discover the wonderful world of literature with stories, rhymes, songs and craft for preschoolers, and every now and then maybe even a guinea pig. Sessions held weekly for 0 to five year olds (excluding school holidays).

10am: WAGGA AND DISTRICT FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY is open 10am to 4pm at 24 Tarakan Avenue, Ashmont. Contact Lyn on 6925 0319.

10.30am: DROP-IN CENTRE opens at Wesley Uniting Church, Johnston Street. Tea or coffee available. All welcome.

10.30am: WAGGA HANDWEAVERS AND SPINNERS GROUP meets at the ARCC Hall on Tarcutta Street. Contact 6922 3539.

11am: Come to STORYTIME at the library and discover the wonderful world of literature with stories, rhymes, songs and craft for preschoolers, and every now and then maybe even a guinea pig. Sessions held weekly for 0 to five year olds (excluding school holidays).

11.15am: THE COFFEE DROP, Wednesdays, 9.15am to 11.15am at the , Ashmont Baptist Church, 17 Malta Crescent (beside Ashmont Oval). All free, drop in and join us for morning tea, cake and a great friendly atmosphere. Meet people and be in a safe warming environment. Open every Wednesday except school holidays.

Noon: OLD TIME NEW VOGUE DANCING at Glenfield Park Scout Hall Dalman Parkway. Practice noon to 1pm. Dancing 1pm to 4pm. New members welcome. $4 entry includes tea/coffee and biscuits. Contact Carolyn on 6931 1912 or Peter on 6971 8489.

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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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