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Book Week 2014 in the Highlands: photos

Book Week 2014 in the Highlands: photos Berrima Public School celebrated Book Week in style. Photo supplied
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Berrima Public School celebrated Book Week in style. Photo supplied

Jasper Pendlebury (dressed as Conor from Spirit Animals), Simeon Reilly (Tintin), Emerson Williams (costume inspired by George’s Secret Key To The Universe), Micah Reilly (Starflight) and Alexi Fox (Lionblaze) at the Southern Highlands Home Education Group’s Book Week event. Photo by Josh Bartlett

Joash Welsh (dressed as Possum Summer), Tobias Reilly (inspired by Ten Little Pirates), Elspeth Murdoch (Rapunzel), Zadan Evans (Batman) and Beatrix Murdoch (Ladybird) at the Southern Highlands Home Education Group’s Book Week event. Photo by Josh Bartlett

Nahum Reilly (dressed as Hiccup from How To Train Your Dragon), Mimi Love (Camille from The Fleurville Trilogy), Hannah Reilly (Madeleine from The Fleurville Trilogy) and Samantha Pilt (Mandie from Madnie and The Secret Tunnel) at the Southern Highlands Home Education Group’s Book Week event. Photo by Josh Bartlett

Georgia Murdoch (dressed as Grace from Meet Grace), Cedar Love (Julie Albright from Julie and the Eagles) and Tia Evans (Arianna from Unicorns of Balinor) at the Southern Highlands Home Education Group’s Book Week event. Photo by Josh Bartlett

Eleanor Pilt (dressed as A Ranger from Ranger’s Apprentice), Vanessa Pilt (The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared 100), Rose Attreed (Fleur Delcour from Harry Potter series), Iris Love (Nymphadora Tonks from Harry Potter series) and (front) Pi Jeffaries (Hermoine Granger from Harry Potter) at the Southern Highlands Home Education Group’s Book Week event. Photo by Josh Bartlett

Niamh Murdoch (dressed as Emma from Lego Friends) and Freya Hernell (costume inspired by Mrs. Frisby and The Rats of NIMH) at the Southern Highlands Home Education Group’s Book Week event. Photo by Josh Bartlett

Mittagong Public students Cody, Archie, Alexis, Jada and Tyler dress up in their favourite pyjamas as part of Book Week celebrations. Photo by Josh Bartlett

Class 3/4F Book Week parade winner Jessica (centre), runner-up Will and third-placed Milly at Mittagong Public School. Photo by Josh Bartlett

Class 3/4C Book Week parade winner Courtney, runner-up Willow and third-placed Harmony at Mittagong Public School. Photo by Josh Bartlett

Mittagong Public School’s Class 3/4O Book Week parade winner Jordyn, runner-up Claire and third-placed Lacey. Photo by Josh Bartlett

Briony, Brittney, Taylor, Raff, Rosey, Levi and Oscar show off their costumes. Photo by Dominica Sanda

Sam, Alexander, Raff and Brayden are all dressed up for Book Week. Photo by Dominica Sanda

Chi, Anne-Maree Wulff and Alice went all out for Book Week. Photo by Dominica Sanda

Briony, Maude, Ned, Rosey, Erin and Brayden showing off their creative costumes. Photo by Dominica Sanda

Erin and Elly both dressed up as Princess Elsa. Photo by Dominica Sanda

From Disney to Marvel, many book characters showed off their costumes at Kamalei Children’s Centre. Photo by Dominica Sanda

Sam and Halle are all smiles. Photo by Dominica Sanda

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Wests Tigers side to take on Bulldogs

Wests Tigers head coach Mick Potter has named his side to face the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs at ANZ Stadium this Thursday, August 21.
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Mitchell Moses will partner Luke Brooks in the halves against the Bulldogs on Thursday. Picture: Getty Images

Bodene Thompson makes his return from a two-game suspension in the back-row, replacing the injured Dene Halatau who suffered a hamstring strain last weekend.

Round 23 NRL debutant Jy Hitchcox retains his spot on the wing, with Cory Paterson starting on the opposite side with Blake Austin at centre.

The NRL match kicks-off at 7.45pm onThursday night with Holden Cupfeaturing in the lead-up at 5.30pm.

Wests Tigers NRL – round 24 v Bulldogs:

1. Kurtis Rowe

2. Jy Hitchcox

3. Blake Austin

4. Chris Lawrence

5. Cory Paterson

6. Mitchell Moses

7. Luke Brooks

8. Aaron Woods

9. Robbie Farah (capt.)

10. Keith Galloway

11. Curtis Sironen

12. Bodene Thompson

13. Adam Blair

Interchange:

14. Ava Seumanufagai

15. Martin Taupau

16. Sauaso Sue

17. Jack Buchanan

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Seeking long-term solution to erosion

ROBE District Council will seek a long-term solution to erosion on town beach after it was battered by recent stormy weather.
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Robe District Council will seek a long-term solution to erosion on town beach after it was battered by recent stormy weather.

Reporting on the matter to the council’s August meeting, CEO Roger Sweetman said recent high tides and strong winds had stripped sand from the beach.

“The sand that was removed is the sand that was placed there as part of the sand replenishment work undertaken this year.

“While it would appear that the work undertaken was wasted, in effect the sand replenishment did what it was intended to which was to protect the sand dunes from further erosion and it would have been interesting to observe what may have occurred if the sand replenishment project had not been undertaken.

“Town beach will always receive an amount of sand as a result of the dredging of the marina channel, however based on historical data this won’t be enough to continue to protect the beach and eventually the private property that adjoins town beach.”

Mr Sweetman said he had sought advice from the Coast Protection Board about the long-term future of town beach.

The board advised that it would not fund protection of private development or property owned by a State Government agency and Mr Sweetman suggested an equitable solution could be for all affected parties including private property owners to contribute.

He said a long-term solution to the problem of sand replenishment and property protection could be to excavate the dune at the property boundary, construct a stone wall and return and further replenish the sand.

The board would be happy to offer financial support for the necessary design work.

If any work was done, Mr Sweetman said it would also be opportune to extend the rock groyne at the landward end of the groyne, which would further protect sand on the beach.

Upgrading beach access also needed to be looked at to provide:

– Disabled access in accordance with Australian standards.

– Vehicle access to the beach in an emergency event.

– Access usable in times of low level sand on the beach.

– Access to the beach for equipment when doing sand replenishment or repairs to the groyne.

Councillors voted in favour of Mr Sweetman’s recommendations: to apply for funding from the Coast Protection Board for design work to protect the dunes and to repair the groyne, and ask the council’s works operations coordinator to prepare concept plans for upgraded beach access.

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Practising faith

DON Davey’s experience of almost falling foul of “a priest’s attentions” (Letters, August14) is indeed a sad one.
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As a cradle Catholic Don, I can only say how very very angry I personally feel at the way little children were so defiled by these men.

I feel angry and disillusioned that the very people that had the responsibility for teaching the Word of God, were the very ones who sexually abused little ones, and so grievously sinned against Him.

Most of us practising our Catholic faith don’t do so because of the priests or bishops who still remain in our church, but because we believe, as Jesus said we should, be “like little children”.

Our faith is a gift from God, which we have accepted as adults, and it is a source of great peace and happiness for us.

It is the most exciting way to live life to the full in the knowledge that God’s love abounds. It is not for us to judge others, we do however speak up for justice and acceptance for all God’s people.

So Don, please don’t judge our church as “an insidious religion” but rather find out more about the truth. It will readily become apparent that our faith is not about the bishops and priests in it, but about God’s message to His people.

Faith means we do not have to prove the existence of God, because we already know its truth.

— MARY T. BATES, Exeter.

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Tough without ferry

COWELL will face a tough year ahead after the Sea SA ferry stops its service at the end of this month.
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Sea SA’s Aurora V will make her last voyage later this month after a “disappointing” past 12 months.

Sea SA’s managing director Stephanie Dawson said the reduced use of the service was a result of the flattening economy in the state.

The Spencer Gulf ferry service will cease while development of the Lucky Bay port and construction of the new vessel gets underway.

Franklin Harbour District Council mayor Eddie Elleway said he was disappointed to hear about the temporary closure.

“It has really become a vital part of our community,” he said.

Mr Elleway said despite Sea SA citing poor use of the service a lot of Cowell businesses were still seeing the benefit.

“We were still very much getting business from the ferry.”

He said although it might be a tough 12 or so months he could see the benefit in the closure.

“From what I understand the new one will be much cheaper to run, maintain and crew.”

Sea SA has recently started the construction of a more modern catamaran, which has a larger hull, but reduced passenger capacity to contain crew numbers and ensure the vessel’s future viability.

The new vessel will have full disabled access accommodation on the vehicle deck without the need for a lift, as well as improved sea-keeping to minimise motion sickness.

Passenger facilities will be fully air conditioned with a licensed cafe, televisions, children’s area and comfortable seating.

Major capital expenditure on the harbours and berths at Lucky Bay and Wallaroo will also be undertaken during the closure to improve access for the future service.

“They also had to consider the development of the export port at Lucky Bay,” Mr Elleway said.

“Work on that development will start in about a month or so.”

The harbour and channel will be re-dredged and the new ferry will be built in accordance with that.

“There is no doubt it will be an inconvenience but it would have been a major problem to have the service running while all that was happening.”

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