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Gig guide – September 26

Monday, July 9th, 2018


The Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine.

Emlyn Johnson with Peter Bibby and Fireman’s Ball, $10, 8.30pm

Peter Lalor Hotel, Mair Street.

Members Night Karaoke in The Bar with EM J, free entry, 9pm

Theatre Royal, Castlemaine.

The Basics, $24, 8.30pm


Babushka Lounge, Humffray Street North.

Mark Kuntsi

Battler’s Tavern, Victoria Street.

Tripodium, gold coin donation, 9pm

The Bridge Hotel.

Barbarion with 180 Proof, $10, 8.30pm

The George Hotel, Lydiard Street North.

Vincent at The Lane, free entry, 9.30pm

Globe Hotel, Skipton Street.

The Regular Boys, free entry, 9.30pm

Karova Lounge, corner Field and Camp streets.

Yacht Club DJs with The Bennies and Bel Air, $15 + b/f, 9pm

Peter Lalor Hotel.

Karaoke with Stevie K in The Bar, free entry, 9pm

Scarsdale Hotel, Scarsdale.

Rock and Roll Night, free entry, 8.15pm


Babushka Lounge.

Sean Bowley

Battler’s Tavern.

Doug Jolly, gold coin donation, 6pm

The Bridge Hotel.

McAlpine’s Fusiliers, 8.30pm

The George Hotel.

Shaun McKeegan at The Lane, free entry, 9.30pm

Karova Lounge.

Jinja Safari with Cub Sport, $22 + b/f, 8.30pm

Lucky Strike Lounge, Clunes.

Jack Pantazis, free entry

Peter Lalor Hotel.

Karaoke with Stevie K in The Bar, free entry, 9pm

X on Albert, Albert Street.

Karaoke, free entry


Babushka Lounge.

Comedy workshop and Open stage jam. free entry, 7.30pm

Battler’s Tavern.

Brian Fraser, gold coin donation, 4pm

The Bridge Hotel.

The Bellwether Band, free entry, 4pm

Listing of gigs and events in and around Ballarat this week.


Peter Lalor Hotel.

Rob Baron in The Bar, free entry, 9pm

To have your entertainment event included in the Gig Guide call Dellaram Vreeland on 5320 1231 or email [email protected]苏州美甲美睫培训.au before 4pm on Monday.

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Jinja Safari shares sounds of the world

Monday, July 9th, 2018


What: Jinja Safari

When: Saturday, September 28 at 8.30pm

Where: Karova Lounge

Tickets: $22 + b/f

Bookings: Karova Lounge, New Generation and Oztix

FROM one side of the world to another, Jinja Safari’s debut album takes the listener on a journey across the seas.

Released in May, the self-titled record features 12 postcards from a fantastical pop world, showcasing African, Indian and indie-inspired sounds.

Spearheaded by frontman Marcus Azon and his collaborator Pepa Knight, Jinja Safarihas been described as indie pop at its best: wild and free.

“We really wanted to make this album a bit more special,” Knight said.

“We wanted to go to the places we had been inspired by for so long and get inspiration. It all happened pretty organically.”

Over the past 18 months, Azon and Knight travelled to India, Cambodia, Indonesia, the UK, the US, Germany and Canada and Uganda for inspiration.

Featuring tribal beats, dual drums, and storytelling from across the globe, Knight said he hoped the album captured the same exciting feeling he experienced overseas.

“You listen to these songs and melodies and they don’t make sense to the western ear,” Knight said.

“They have these half, semi tones that we’re not used to hearing and these complicated beats – it’s just phenomenal and really inspiring.

“But people don’t have to travel to listen to these sounds, they can just listen to our album. We really want people to listen to our music and escape. That’s the idea.”

Handpicked by triple j Unearthed in 2010 to play Splendour In The Grass, Jinja Safari (rounded out by drummer Jacob Borg, bassist Joe Citizen and Alister Roach on percussion) blasted onto the scene over three years ago and they’ve never looked back.

Having graced festival bills such as the Big Day Out, Falls, Southbound and Bestival (UK), as well as enjoying sold-out club shows across the country as well as London, New York, the band has quickly made a name for itself worldwide.

Jinja Safari will perform at Karova Lounge this weekend.

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Safety expo a big hit at Narooma: Gallery

Monday, July 9th, 2018

NAROOMA’S MonthlyRotary Markets had an extra attraction last weekend, with local volunteerrescue and emergency services setting up displays and demonstrations with thetheme of “Keeping Safe over Summer”.

With the surflifesaving season commencing on the weekend and bushfire danger periodsunderway since the beginning of the month, the safety expo was a timelyreminder to be prepared for all types of emergencies over the warmer months.

Agenciesparticipating included Narooma VRA, Narooma Marine Rescue, Fire & RescueNSW, Narooma RFS and Narooma Surf Life-saving Club.

Red Crosscombined with the SES to present the generic “Rediplan”, which is importantcommunity information, for any type of emergency, as Red Cross are the primarydisaster relief agency around the globe.

Highlightsincluded a fat and oil fire simulation executed by Fire & Rescue NSW, asolemn and confronting reminder, that oil and water don’t mix, as wasdemonstrated with the fatal kitchen fire in Brisbane earlier this week.

Kids flocked tothe RFS smoke house, complete with fire fighters in breathing apparatus andclambered over the surf club “duck” and saw rescue equipment from the VRA andMarine Rescue.

“The event wasgreat example of everyone working together” said this year’s expo coordinatorGilly Kearney.

“It would nothave been possible without the support of Narooma Rotary and the enthusiasm andtrust of all the participating agencies,” she said.

“It’s a great wayto get our various messages out to the public in a community setting, where thecommunity is.”

FIRE DEMO: Oil and water don’t mix! Fire & Rescue NSW simulates a kitchen fat fire.

VRA VOLUNTEERS: Volunteer Rescue Association members Stuart Kennedy, Mal Barry and Dave Alabaster at the safety expo on Sunday at the Rotary Markets.

MARINE RESCUE: Marine Rescue volunteers at the Narooma Rotary Markets safety expo on Sunday from back left Stan Swarbrick, Brenda Cavey, Clive Cavey, Kay Swarbrick, Caleb Brook and Terry Vincent.

RFS CREW: Rural Fire Service volunteers Hans Riedl, Rita Smith, Tralee Snape and Gillie Kearny with Sammy and Riley Dawson at the Rotary Markets.

SES SERVICE: State Emergency Service volunteers John Kiker, Alan Mitchell, Lindsay Ross from Red Cross, Conni Mason and Danielle Brice at the emergency services day on Sunday.

SURF SEASON: Surf season started on the season and pictured is patrol member Leanne Constable and her boys Jorge and Johnny.

TOWN FIRIES: Narooma Fire & Rescue NSW members from left Brian Merry, Kailey and Zehara with their dad Shaun Jorgensen, Bernie Cinders AKA Craig Dawson and John Lodge at the services day at Rotary Markets on Sunday.

SURF CLUB: Narooma SLSC members Leichelle Mccaughtrie, Andrew Mccaughtrie, Brendan Constable, Rogue Constable, Kirra Mccaughtrie, Jack Mccaughtrie, Jorge Constable, Halle Constable, Johnny Constable, Paul White and Leanne Constable.

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St. Jerome’s Laneway Fests announce line-up

Monday, July 9th, 2018

YEAR after year,St Jerome’s Laneway Festival never fails to wow Australian crowds.

The much-anticipated line-up was dropped yesterday, with headliners to leave revelers screaming.

Cloud Control, The Jezebels, Lorde, Adalita and Mount Kimbie are just some of the acts to fantasize about.

Programming director and co-founder Danny Rogers said this year’s line-up was arguably its best since the festival started 11 years ago.

‘We’re exceptionally proud of this year’s line-up. The artists have been chosen on the strength of their music and their ability to deliver an insanely great live show,” Mr Rogers said.

“It’s why we couldn’t resist bringing a few international acts back and it’s why we are so thrilled to introduce you to some of the most exciting new artists this side of the world has seen for the very first time.

“This country has so many incredibly talented artists; if only we could bring them all along.’

The eight-city festival has filled a niche for audiences in the “hectic festival market” and has just completed a successful debut in Detroit.

Adalita is a headline act at next year’s Laneway festivals.

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Riders churn out marathon effort 

Monday, July 9th, 2018

A SMALL albeit dedicated bunch of club riders turned out at Range Road for the final round of the Winter Road Championships and last road race of the season.

Clearly many riders in the club had tired legs following the long and arduous season and wanted to save themselves for Sunday’s Grand Prix charity ride.

The 42km graded scratch race is one of the toughest for locals and involves two major climbs on the way to the turnaround – Yurt Farm and Pomeroy Station.

A further climb awaits riders after the turnaround as they climb from the Wollondilly River back up to the Yurt Farm.

Once at the Yurt Farm it is a fast run to the finish line back at Chinamans Lane.

Andy Cartwright and Jason McLaughlin contested A Grade and set off with a one minute advantage over the five B Grade riders. The leading contenders for the C Grade Championship turned out and followed B Grade a further minute back.

Andy Cartwright managed an early break over Jason McLaughlin and after the two major climbs had built up a handy lead at the turnaround.

With a favourable tailwind Andy made short work of the run home to complete the course in an impressive one hour, 11 minutes and 55 seconds – the fastest time of the day.

In B Grade Chris Berry and Glenn Apps were struggling to hold onto the wheels of Adam Lambert, Mick Hall and Phil Hansen.

After initially being dropped they worked together to bridge the gap back to the leaders. Unfortunately by that stage Chris was a spent force and was left to time trial for the rest of the race.

Glenn held on a little longer but suffered a similar fate as the roads became steeper. Mick Hall, after some not-sosecret training in the French Alps, was right at home on the steep climbs and broke away from his younger opponents.

Mick’s climbing abilities resulted in him catching and passing Jason McLaughlin in A Grade.

Phil Hansen continued to battle on the return journey but was unable to haul in Mick Hall.

The big fella had spent a little too much trying to chase Mick on the hills and was unable to run him down on the sprint back to the finish.

Adam Lambert finished a creditable third.

Shannon Apps and Craig Johnson were the leading contenders for the C Grade Championship and the race didn’t disappoint.

Craig took advantage on the hills but a determined Shannon steadily fought back on the return leg. In the run to the finish line it was neck and neck with both riders desperate to win the final race.

The judges, Mrs Bush and Jo Gibson, couldn’t split them on the line and after checking the photos declared a dead heat. Alan Bassingthwaighte took out third with Graham Klein fourth.

The improvement in both these riders should see them threaten for honours this summer.

A big thank you to all the volunteers: Phil, Mrs Bush, Jo, Graeme, Fiona, Norman and the one armed Jacko.

This weekend marks the final round of the Interclub Series with Southern Highlands hosting at Bundanoon.

Goulburn is currently in second overall behind the strong Illawarra club.

Mark Gibson is poised to take out division one but will need a solid race if he is to accept the honour.

Grant Moller and Phil Champion need to be at their very best in division two to be among the prize winners. Good luck to all the Goulburn riders in what has already been an outstanding series for the Club.

The next local racing event is the Friday Track for Roadies at the Seiffert Oval Velodrome on October 4. Seniors and juniors are welcome.

Sign on is from 6.30pm with racing commencing at 7pm. New riders are also welcome – just dust off the road bike from the shed and join the fun. There will be a race for everyone.

HIS TO LOSE: Mark Gibson, pictured prior to Sunday’s Grand Prix Challenge, is well placed to claim division one of the Interclub Series. Photo: Gerard Walsh.

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Storm impacts onroundabout, lake: Gallery

Monday, July 9th, 2018

LAST week’sstormy weather has caused a minor delay on the roundabout project on theNarooma Flat.

Oyster growerswere also impacted on by the influx of fresh water, however an issue with townsewer system was contained at Rotary Park.

Eurobodalla ShireCouncil director of infrastructure services Warren Sharpe said the rain causedminor delays to works on the highway at Narooma requiring workers to rework anddry back gravel.

Proposed works inthe near future include the kerb and gutter of the highway, initial sealing ofthe highway, backfilling of the pathway areas, as well as turfing and tidy upprior to the long weekend ready for this busy time and the Blues Festival, hesaid.

After the longweekend, Mr Sharpe said the contractor would place the asphalt to provide theroad and roundabout pavement capable of carrying the highway traffic loads.

“This will fillthe area between the new kerbs on the roadway,” he said.

“We are nowassessing the submissions on the landscape design and these will be consideredby the Narooma Streetscape Steering Committee early in October prior tofinalising the landscape plans.”

Residents canalso follow project updates on the council’s new website.

Narooma oysterfarmers meanwhile faced a temporary closure when salinity levels dropped belowminimum levels.

Grower DavidMaidment said an issue with the town sewer system was however contained atRotary Park with no overflow going into the lake.

Mr Sharpe saidthe notification was precautionary as council could not guarantee a small spillhad not occurred.

“It is veryimportant that we err on the side of protection of the health of the communityin such circumstances,” he said.

“Our teamscovered the situation of the poor weather, extra infiltration into our systemand power outages using our mobile generators.

“We will continueto work closely with the oyster growers in the area, recognising the importanceof this industry.”

SURF SAND: Leanne Constable from Narooma SLSC snapped some shots of the sand blown up against the surf club.

SURF SAND: Leanne Constable from Narooma SLSC snapped this shot of the little lake breaking free at surf beach.

POWER PLUNGE: Parts of Narooma including the Narooma News lost power for most of Tuesday.

TUROSS BLOCKED: The Tuross River blocked roads west of Bodalla.

BERMI SEAS: Regular contributor Lindy Quinn was out taking photos of the stormy seas off Bermagui.

BERMI SEAS: Regular contributor Lindy Quinn was out taking photos of the stormy seas off Bermagui.

BERMI SEAS: Regular contributor Lindy Quinn was out taking photos of the stormy seas off Bermagui.

BERMI SEAS: Regular contributor Lindy Quinn was out taking photos of the stormy seas off Bermagui.

BERMI SEAS: Regular contributor Lindy Quinn was out taking photos of the stormy seas off Bermagui.

BERMI SEAS: Regular contributor Lindy Quinn was out taking photos of the stormy seas off Bermagui.

BERMI SEAS: Regular contributor Lindy Quinn was out taking photos of the stormy seas off Bermagui.

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Take that, Queensland 

Monday, July 9th, 2018

THE last time NSW Combined High Schools claimed the Touch Football National Youth Championships, Abram Kara was four.

This month the now 18-yearold Goulburn High School student helped CHS break a 14 year championship drought on the Sunshine Coast.

Kara scored a try in the New South Welshmen’s upset grand final win over hosts the Queensland Fire – a team comprising Catholic, independent and public school students.

The boys in sky blue avoided a sudden death drop-off with a try seconds from fulltime sealing 6-5 victory.

The teams’ earlier showdown ended in 12-11 win to Queensland.

“Queensland just have the one school side, so they have their Catholics, their independents and their high schools all in one team,” teammate and Yass High School student Ben Wylie explained.

“So the team we beat was their all schools team whereas we were just CHS which is just one school system in NSW and that made the win even sweeter.”

Kara was influential in his team’s championship win. He scored 10 touchdowns in nine matches, including two in a 10-6 semi-final win over interstate rivals NSW Combined Catholic Colleges.

His immediate attention turns from sport to the Higher School Certificate.

Graduating students from across Goulburn and around NSW commence HSC exams on October 14.

HISTORY MAKER: Abram Kara (second from left) celebrates NSW Combined High Schools’ triumph with dad Kevin, sister Ashley and mum Bev.

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Duo’s on top of the world 

Monday, July 9th, 2018

CAMERON Roberts is cycling by the French Alps while Robbie Skillman is living it up on the nearby Riviera.

Their holidays are well earned.

The Goulburn duo rode, swam and ran thousands of kilometres in preparation for the Pru Health World Triathlon Grand Finals.

They spent 20 hours cooped up in an aeroplane before tackling a challenge posed by likeminded individuals and a circuit around London’s CBD.

Roberts, 18, finished eighth in his division of the sprint distance triathlon on September 13.

Skillman gave himself an opportunity to win the open age Olympic distance triathlon two days later.

He finished fifth overall from 140 rivals after negotiating a 1500m swim, 40km ride and 10km run.

The 28-year-old climbed into second position at the commencement of the run – his preferred discipline.

Skillman finished the race, conducted in-andaround the world famous Hyde Park, in a time of one hour, 47 minutes and 41 seconds.

After months of a disciplined training regime, both were desperate to relax.

They each opted to let their hair down in France.

“Top ten in the world isn’t too bad I don’t think,” Roberts wrote in an email exchange with the Post.

“The swim was very hectic.

People everywhere smashing each other up until everyone’s positions began to sort out about 300m in.

“I thought I was a mile behind out of the water and had a lot of work to do.

“It was a long run to the transition and this meant it was an opportunity to pull back positions straight away on the people who tend to slack off between swim and bike.

“In typical London style it had rained all night and the roads were very slippery and wet.

“I think I pulled back about five positions in the first lap just passing people who had crashed and were on the side of the road fixing their bikes.”

A stunning run justified Roberts’ decision to represent Australia at the event.

“Into the run I was 10th and I had my second fastest 5km ever, running 16.10 and caught two positions to finish 8th.

“Wearing the green and gold was a great feeling and I hope I get the opportunity to do it again.”

HOME STRAIGHT: Cameron Roberts made inroads during the running leg of his PruHealth World Triathlon Grand Final

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Three face armed robbery charges after man threatened at Banksia

Monday, July 9th, 2018

Three men have been charged after a man was threatened with a replica pistol during an armed robbery at Banksia early this morning.

St George police said a man, 52, was making deliveries in a truck in Railway Street just before 3am when he was approached by a man, armed with a replica pistol.

Police said the offender threatened the man and demanded cash from his wallet.

The offender and two other men then left the scene, police said.

A short time later, police stopped a blue Toyota Seca in Railway Street.

Officers found a replica pistol near the vehicle and three men — one 32, two 27 — were arrested and taken to St George police station.

The man, 32, was charged with aggravated armed robbery and the other men were charged with accessory after the fact to armed robbery.

They appeared in Kogarah Local Court today and bail was refused.

They will reappear in Central Local Court on November 19.

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Bulldogs pick up new captain-coach 

Monday, July 9th, 2018

ONE former NRL player will take the reins from another at the Goulburn Workers Bulldogs next season.

Crookwell Green Devils and Goulburn Stockmen junior Michael Picker was last week announced the Bulldogs new captain- coach for 2013.

He replaces James Aubusson, a former Sydney Roosters and Melbourne Storm rake who took over coaching duties at the beginning of 2011.

At just 24, Picker already has a Toyota Cup premiership and four NRL appearances in his résumé. He played a handful of games at halfback for Goulburn in the latter stage of the 2011 season.

His appointment opens the door to the possibility of three Picker brothers playing for Goulburn in 2014.

Younger brother Ben was a standout at dummy-half for the Bulldogs this season.

He’s agreed to play in 2014.

Older sibling Joe has notched 110 caps for the Raiders in the NRL since 2007 but is weighing up his future after the club refused to offer him a contract extension.

In a double dose of good news, gun centre from England Nathan Chappell has agreed to stay at the club for another year.

The Queanbeyan Blues’ Blake Hewitt has put pen to paper, too.

Picker’s anointment as Aubusson’s successor came as the Bulldogs officially drew to a close season 2013.

Outgoing captain and lock Daniel York added to his Les McIntyre Medal victory with first grade best and fairest honours at the Bulldogs presentation on Saturday.

Dummy-half Ben Picker was declared the team’s most consistent footballer and players’ player while Matt Worboys received the coach’s award.

Kurt Selmes was crowned second grade best and fairest winner as well as the club’s Kenmore Panthers Guts and Glory recipient.

Jason Gray scooped players’ player honours.

Unsurprisingly, representative ace and Raiders Holden Cup contract holder Lachlan Croker bagged four individual awards. He was named the under 18s best player by his peers and club officials.

Croker was named Tim Hartnett Rising Star and won the Wayne Rudd Memorial Trophy for best representative player.

He scored a hat-trick of tries in the under 18s’ 36-20 grand final victory over Woden on September 1.

KEY SIGNING: Former Raider Michael Picker is the Goulburn Workers Bulldogs’ new captaincoach. Photo: Stefan Postles.

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