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  • Budget blues dampen Chinese rate cut’s boost to Australian shares

    2018 - 07.05

    A cut in Chinese interest rates at the weekend has sparked a short-lived surge in Australian shares on Monday morning and analysts predict more Chinese monetary easing.
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    China cut its benchmark one-year lending rate by 25 basis points to 5.1 per cent and its benchmark deposit rate by the same amount to 2.25 per cent at the weekend.

    The news of the cut – plus a very strong 1.5 per cent lift in the Dow Jones on Friday – pushed the local sharemarket indexes 0.9 per cent higher after the open.

    However, the market soon fell back on domestic factors, IG Markets strategist Stan Shamu said.

    “The cut had a pretty positive impact, we got off to a good start,” he said. “It had a big impact but it then turned very minor.”

    Another sell-off of the banks and general jitters ahead of Tuesday’s federal budget stripped the local market of all its gains before noon, he said.

    At 1.20pm AEST on Monday, the S&P/ASX 200 was up just 0.09 per cent at 5639.4.

    The cut in rates by the People’s Bank Of China was the third in six months. The central bank is trying to lift growth in what appears likely to be China’s worst year in a quarter of a century.

    The PBOC acknowledged that “China’s economy is still facing relatively big downward pressure”.

    “At the same time, the overall level of domestic prices remains low, and real interest rates are still higher than the historical average.”

    The rate cut followed weaker than expected April trade and inflation data, which analysts said may have spurred the PBOC decision.

    “In a nutshell, we are neither surprised nor impressed by this interest rate cut,” Societe Generale analyst Wei Yao said. “If economic growth continues to slide, policy easing will have to step up as well.”

    Westpac analyst Jonathan Cavenagh said further Chinese monetary easing was likely.

    “Sunday’s announcement is unlikely to be the last, with our economics team expecting the one-year lending rate to be 4.6 per cent by year’s end, while the required reserve ratio is expected to fall to 16.5 per cent from the current 18 per cent.”

    Sentiment in Chinese shares should be improved by the cut, he said.

    The correlation between China’s sharemarket and others in the region “had not been that strong”, he said, so the spillover effect to other sharemarkets, including in Australia, was “limited”.

    Capital Economics said it also expected the required reserve ratio to fall from 18 per cent to 16.5 per cent.

    However, as inflation was expected to rise later in the year – automatically pushing real interest rates down – further cuts to benchmark rates by the PBOC were unlikely, it said.

    “Today’s cut to benchmark interest rates is not a sign of panic, as some will argue, but a rational response to weaker than expected data,” Capital Economics said.

    “Policymakers have room to act more forcefully if needed but are choosing to dole out stimulus in a measured way.”

    Goldman Sachs Group economist Song Yu – who correctly declared growth in 2014 had troughed and would be followed by a rebound  – said there would be a repeat of that pattern this year.

    “Now it’s very similar to this time of last year in terms of having a combination of monetary, fiscal and administrative loosening,” said the Beijing-based economist, ranked the best overall forecaster of China’s economy by Bloomberg Rankings for the past two years. “The data in recent years consistently show us one thing: If the Chinese government really, really wants to push up short-term growth, they can.”

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    Federal budget 2015: Business confidence flat in April ahead of budget, says NAB

    2018 - 07.05

    “Until confidence lifts significantly it is difficult to see a sustained economic recovery developing.” NAB chief economist Alan Oster. Photo: Michele MossopBusiness confidence was unchanged in April, according to the latest National Australia Bank survey, as uneven economic growth, uncertainty around Tuesday’s budget and continued weakness in consumer spending and unemployment weighed on sentiment.
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    NAB’s latest monthly business survey of more than 400 companies, found no change in the mood from March, at 3 index points, after a jump from zero in February. Business conditions, meanwhile, slipped from 6 to 4 points, giving back some of the gains posted between February and March.

    NAB chief economist Alan Oster attributed the movements to resurgent uncertainty about growth patterns, unemployment trends and consumer behaviour.

    He said the impact of the interest rate cut by the Reserve Bank of Australia in February had so far proved limited, although last week’s cut, to 2 per cent, should provide stimulus beyond the investor housing market.

    “Until confidence lifts significantly it is difficult to see a sustained economic recovery developing,” Mr Oster said.

    “To date, rate cuts have not appeared to do much and it will be interesting to see what, if anything, this week’s Federal Budget will do.”

    With the Federal Government committed to spending restraints, the central bank has been under more pressure than usual to stimulate demand and investment through lower interest rates.

    However, some economists have warned that too much monetary easing can be counterproductive, with the potential to sharpen, rather than smoothen out, imbalances in the economy. Queensland Investment Corporation chief economist Matthew Peter said on Monday low interest rates were helping fuel double-digit house price inflation in Sydney, for example.

    “That’s all a function of the interest rate being forced down much lower than it would need to be if there were some other demand-side stimulus to support the economy – and that naturally would come from fiscal policy,” he said.

    NAB’s Alan Oster also noted from the survey that  investment was patchy as the much-need transition away from resource-linked infrastructure remained narrowly-based.

    “Low interest rates are having a notable impact on the most sensitive sectors of the economy, like investor housing, and the recent rate cut in May should further contribute to these trends,” said Mr Oster.

    “Nevertheless, pass-though to the broader economy has been somewhat mixed.”

    He once again highlighted business reluctance to invest in new capacity as a drag on the economy, despite some signs of a pick-up in the consumer mood.

    Trading and profitability both slipped in the April survey, while labour, input and retail costs were largely flat.

    He said the lower Australian dollar should have fed through to higher input costs, which would eventually be passed on to consumers.

    However, the currency impact appeared to have been offset by lower oil prices.​

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    Motley Fool: The real losers from lower rates

    2018 - 07.05

    For almost two years now investors have been taking out more mortgages than first home buyers.When the Reserve Bank of Australia cut interest rates last week, we saw the traditional fanfare over winners and losers from the decision.
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    For the couple paying off a mortgage on a house they bought ten or twenty years ago, it was all upside. A lower rate reduces those interest payments and puts upward pressure on house prices, making them richer on paper and – due to lower interest payments – quite immediately boosts their spending money (or means they can pay off that loan more quickly).

    On the other hand, retirees living in their own home off the income from term deposits, are seen as the victims. Lifelong savers, these people have too much cash to deserve the pension, but can’t afford to live off the interest. Worryingly, they are eating into their principle. They are the first to receive our sympathy.

    That’s fair enough, but we hear a less about the impact on young adults. Still studying, or at the beginning of their careers, they are saving for a house deposit, often with a partner or spouse. The only problem is, their savings don’t earn more than 3% in the bank, and – even putting aside a generous portion of their moderate pay package – house prices seem to outstrip even their best efforts at saving.

    Big city property booming

    House prices across the 5 largest capital cities are up 8% in the last year. Sydney has seen faster growth, with prices up 14.2% in the last 12 months, according to data from CoreLogic. There’s little doubt this growth has been assisted by successive interest rate cuts. As a result, many young couples working in east coast cities, hoping to build their own nest, face little prospect of success in that regard. At least, not without some help from Mum and Dad.

    Unfortunately, this leads to inequitable outcomes. Since support from Mum and Dad is now important in getting into to property, young couples who don’t get that help are faced with significant hurdles to home ownership. This is particularly true in Sydney or Melbourne.

    Adding insult to injury, some say that lower interest rates are to their advantage. After all, they are told, now they can afford to borrow more money. While true, this fact is hardly good news. It isn’t just first home buyers who can afford to borrow more. It’s everyone, including investors. And those same investors also benefit from the tax break afforded by negative gearing.

    Indeed, for almost two years now investors have been taking out more mortgages than first home buyers. For the entirety of 2015, first home buyers have accounted for less than a third of new Australian mortgages, according to data from the Australian Finance Group. That’s a strong indication that investors are crowding first home buyers out of the market.

    Are there better options?

    With record low interest rates offering a paltry return on savings, it is increasingly attractive for would-be first home buyers to postpone that ambition and invest in shares instead. With shares in high quality companies yielding considerably more than term deposits, the benefits of compounding are not out of their reach.

    In fact, sharemarket investing is one area where a younger generation may have an advantage because statistics demonstrate that the length of time owning shares is one of the most reliable indicators of overall returns. With relative youth comes a relatively long time horizon during which a high quality business with honest and competent managers can generate value for its shareholders.

    Foolish takeaway

    Ironically, buying shares is one way of benefiting from lower interest rates. By investing in a sensibly diversified portfolio of shares, a young couple can position themselves to benefit from lower interest rates without taking out a 30 year loan. While it’s no replacement for owning their own home (which is, after all, where the heart is) it may well be the most prudent decision. After all, a recent study from New York University found Sydney housing to be the third-least affordable in the world, with Melbourne not far behind at sixth.

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    Garage sale for Vanuatu relief on Saturday

    2019 - 06.21

    A student at the Pango Centre School library in Vanuatu before it was ruined by Cyclone Pam.CLEVELAND District State High school is organising a Monster Garage Sale on Saturday, May 16 to raise money for Vanuatu relief efforts.
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    The fundraising event will be held in the Smith Street Community Hall and locals are encouraged to donate items for the sale.

    The school has close ties with Pango Village, a town close to Port Vila, and money raised will fund Cleveland High’s Vanuatu Library Project.

    Deputy principal Robyn Przewloka said her school had formed a strong bond with Pango Centre School for the past 10 years by helping build libraries and classrooms.

    “In addition to supporting our sister school community, our staff and students have built a kindergarten and resourced a number of kindergartens and school libraries in the area,” she said.

    She said that after the devastation of the cyclone, the school had been fundraising to help the people of Pango Village.

    “Our immediate concern is food and repairs to the school and kindergarten,” she said.

    The school’s chaplain, Neale Collier, was currently in Vanuatu and had arranged rebuilding with the funds raised so far.

    “He has also bought beans, cabbage, sweet potato, yams and roasted peanuts and has been delivering those items to families throughout the village,” she said.

    Mr Collier said now that immediate concerns of repairs and food relief were being relieved, it was time to concentrate on replacing the libraries that were lost in the cyclone.

    “A lack of literacy in the Pacific Islands is a major problem and Vanuatu is considered one of the worst,” he said.

    “Vanuatu has dedicated teachers, but poor teaching and learning resources.”

    He said the school dispatched a team to build libraries in three remote schools in Espiritu Santo in 2014.

    “The books have resulted in an immediate improvement in literacy, more enthusiasm for reading among children and resources for teachers,” he said.

    Items can be dropped off at Smith Street community hall on Friday, May 15 from 10am to 7pm, but larger items can be picked up by a volunteer.

    For more information or to have an item picked up, contact the school on 3824 9222 with your name, address and a brief description of the items to pick up.

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    Festival features island-style ukulele

    2019 - 06.21

    REDARTSis excited to have Bobby Alu coming to Cleveland to perform for the first time at Redlands Ukulele Festival.
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    On Saturday, June 13, Bobby will conduct a workshop and two solo sets on ukulele, snare and log drum for the daytime and evening concerts.

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    Festival goers will witness Bobby’s smooth soul island sound, afro rhythms, hint of pop and good vibes.

    In Bobby’s Samoan Island Style Uke workshop, he will give an insight to his Samoan island style of playing ukulele along with his history and understanding of the instrument from the perspective of his Samoan heritage.

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    This popular performer has performed overseas for six years and won the most popular male at the recent Queensland Music Awards.

    The rising star has performed at numerous music festivals, including Byron’s Bluesfest, Woodford Folk Festival, Nannup Festival and Island Vibe, and is an increasingly in-demand performing artist.

    Expect a fresh, simple sound with tastes of Polynesian ukulele, pacific beats, catchy songs, and powerful log drumming.

    His albums include Take it Slow and, more recently, his song Changes Changes was included on the world-renowned Putumayo Australia compilation.

    In Bobby’s ‘Samoan Island Style Uke’ workshop, he will give an insight to his Samoan island style of playing ukulele along with his history and understanding of the instrument from the perspective of his Samoan heritage.

    During the workshop, he will teach participants chords, island strumming patterns and an island song.

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    NSW weekly cattle summaryMay 7 2015

    2019 - 06.21

    Numbers slip
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    Cattle consignments in NSW slipped 2 per cent, week-on-week, for a total of 24,655 head.

    Wagga added 12 per centmore for a penning of 4397 head, as Forbes lost 17 per centat 1378 cattle. Tamworth fell by 14 per centand yarded 1675 head and CTLX consigned an extra 24 per cent, to total 3830 head. Gunnedah added another 14 per cent, compared to the previous market and penned 2480 cattle, while Inverell nearly halved its numbers at 805 head. Scone and Singleton both penned fewer cattle for a total of 1040 and 700 head, respectively, while Armidale lifted 11 per centto offer 2000 head. Casino lost 13 per cent, to total 1720 head and consignments at Dubbo slipped 2 per cent, for a penning of 4630 cattle.

    Prices push higher

    The younger cattle throughout most categories trended dearer, with the vealer steers to the restockers lifting 3¢, as the medium weights ranged from 218¢ to 286¢/kg. The equivalent weighted heifer portion gained from 2¢ to 15¢, with those to the processors realising the greater gains and averaging 234¢, after reaching 260¢/kg.

    Medium weight yearling steers to the lot feeder orders trended 8¢ dearer, making from 222¢ to 286¢, while the heavy weights also topped at 286¢/kg. The yearling heifers to the lot feeder orders trended 3¢/kg dearer. The prime conditioned younger cattle to the butchers lifted 3¢ to 10¢ and more in places, with the best topping at 286¢/kg.

    The heavy weight grown steers suitable for slaughter sold 6¢ to 12¢ dearer, with the bulk selling around the 254¢ to 260¢ range, after reaching 288¢/kg.

    Cows sold firm to 4¢ cheaper, as the plainer 2 scores averaged 168¢, with the better covered 3 and 4 scores ranging from 149¢ to 228¢/kg. Heavy weight bulls topped at 267¢/kg.

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    IN BRIEF

    2019 - 06.21

    $74m aim for Salvos
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    The Red Shield doorknock campaign for 2015 aims to raise $74 million to aid its community works.

    The appeal was launched by Governor General Sir Peter Cosgrove on Friday at Rooty Hill RSL Club.

    Volunteers will come knocking on the weekend of May 30-31.

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    Eat outside smoke-free

    Western Sydney Local Health District has reminded the community that all commercial outdoor dining areas in NSW will be smoke-free from July 6, under the Smoke-free Environment Act 2000.

    It means staff and patrons of hotels, clubs, restaurants and cafes will be able to work and dine outdoors without being exposed to harmful second-hand tobacco smoke.

    The health service is working with businesses to help them get ready for smoke-free outdoor dining.

    The legislation applies to all ignited smoking products, including cigarettes, cigars, pipes and water pipes.

    Chance to win Hi-5 visit

    Ahead of Hi-5’s upcoming national tour, Hi-5 House of Dreams, the children’s entertainment group are giving one Sydney childcare centre the chance to win a special visit.

    The winning centre will get the opportunity to meet Hi-5, learn some new dance moves and hear the group perform some of their hit songs.

    Children can colour in the Hi-5 Dream Catcher Activity sheet that can be downloaded from lifeliketouring南京夜网/win. Entries close May 15.

    Crime forum a success

    Greenway MP Michelle Rowland has thanked Quakers Hill police, the NRMA, Glenwood Community Association and Glenwood Community EyeWatch for taking part in a community crime prevention forum in Glenwood, attended by more than 60 residents.

    “Quakers Hill police was able to put things into perspective for local residents and confirmed crime was not spiking in the local area,” Ms Rowland said.

    “But the police stressed the importance of reporting crime when it occurs and in making sure residents knew the right number to call.

    “Triple-0 is for emergencies, the Police Assistance Line is for issues that aren’t urgent and the local area command can be called for all other issues.

    “Quakers Hill police also stressed the importance of locking doors and garages as a lot of break-ins are unforced.”

    Centre helps women

    The West Connect Domestic Violence Services support group — which funds the Jessie Street Centre in Rooty Hill — received a $2000 donation last week.

    The money was raised at the recent Coral McLean Awards, an annual event organised by Chifley federal MP Ed Husic.

    “The Jessie Street Centre assists local women through crisis accommodation, community outreach support and referrals to women with or without children,” Mr Husic said.

    “Not only does it give women a safe haven, but the centre offers a safe place to plan new lives.

    “It’s important to continue contributing to Jessie Street and ensure they are able to keep providing these vital services in our local area.”

    Call the 24-hour Domestic Violence Line on 1800 656 463 if you need support.

    Festival a fun day for families

    2019 - 06.21

    It’s back: Last year’s Riverstone Festival street parade. Picture: Helen NezdropaTHE final touches are being added to parade floats and final rehearsals are under way for the annual Riverstone Festival on Saturday.
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    “The festival is a promotion for Riverstone as well as a good, fun day,” festival committee president Phyllis McAlpine said.

    There will be performances on the main stage, rides, antique vehicles, an art show and the famous street parade at 11am.

    Entertainment includes performances by local singers, dance groups and school choirs.

    For those who enjoying shopping, there will jewellery, clothing and other stalls.

    Food choices range from German burgers and gozleme to poffertjes and the humble sausage sizzle.

    Mrs McAlpine said the festival began in 2000 to support the Riverstone Chamber of Commerce as part of Awakening 2000, an initiative for churches to spread the word of the Gospel.

    It had no parade and only 56 stalls.

    This year’s festival has more than 100 stalls.

    “The people of Riverstone feel like they own it,” she said.

    Organisers are hoping not to have a repeat of the 2003 festival, which had to be called off due to bad weather.

    Affordable homes plan for southern Sydney

    2019 - 05.21

    Helping with affordable housing: George Bakopoulos and Agnes Yi from St George Community Housing with site sub-foreman Lee Henderson at the Sutherland site. Picture: Jane DysonACCESS to affordable housing is such a major problem that it is have an effect on the rest of Australia’s social rankings.
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    The latest report from the respected Social Progress Index showed Australia was the 10th most socially advanced nation in the world but 19th for shelter and 51st for housing affordability.

    In Sutherland Shire — where million-dollar homes are the norm in some areas — the problem of affordable housing shows no sign of abating.

    Affordable housing is for workers on a low income who may not be eligible for social housing but are struggling to find a home in the private rental market.

    St George Community Housing has recognised the problem and has begun its first affordable housing development project.

    The 42-unit development site in Belmont Street, Sutherland, was chosen for its proximity to public transport.

    The rent on the units will be set at market price with eligible tenants paying 75 per cent and St George Community Housing paying 25 per cent, said spokeswoman Agnes Yi.

    Potential clients had to have an income of less than $45,000 to be eligible.

    “Sydney house prices are so high,” she said.

    From July 2013 to June 2014 the organisation received about 25 applications for affordable housing a month, with the amount jumping to 42 a month now.

    Ms Yi said that number was likely to increase again once the units reached their completion date.

    “Lots of working families are applying,” she said.

    Despite the 46 objections from neighbours, Ms Yi said Sutherland Shire Council had been supportive of the plan.

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    Tour de Rocks 2015

    2019 - 05.21

    On the morning of April 9, 18 very enthusiastic Guyra bike riders headed out from Armidale on the three day Tour de Rocks annual bike ride. They were accompanied by six great support personnel.
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    The first day’s ride was amazing with morning tea stop at Wollomombi school and then up the mountains to Raspberry Flat where a great lunch was waiting.

    Then it was all downhill to the junction where the riders found their tents and bedding all prepared by the great support team.

    That night we were all entertained to the wee hours of the morning by the local cattle rummaging through our campsite.

    The next morning we were all eager to get on the bikes and start pedalling again. This was another beautiful day’s riding with lunch at Bellbrook and then onto Willarwarrin Showgrounds for the night.

    Entertainment here was supplied by the local band at the local pub across the road – a great experience.

    The next day it was an early start so we could get into South West Rocks by lunchtime.

    A highlight of the last day was Michael Kirk being awarded the GOOSE Jersey, for his attempt at trying to wipe out our whole team whilst we were riding in peleton on a busy road.

    The Guyra support team were also acknowledged for their outstanding work in helping with meals.

    In the week before the ride, members of the Tour de Rocks Board and Guyra team members Dave Mills and Jayden Gaddes visited Ben Lomond, Black Mountain and Bald Blair Schools to deliver the message of Be Fit, Be Healthy and have fun.

    The ride this year attracted 320 registrations, with 47% coming from Armidale. The ride was extremely well organized and everyone had a wonderful time.

    The money raised by this great event goes toward the objectives of the ride, which are to:

    -Raise funds for cancer research.

    -Increase the level of awareness in relation to cancer prevention through education and awareness programs, including healthy living programs, training programs and nutritional information.

    -Assist where we can through community programs to ease the burden for those engaged in the battle against cancer.

    The Guyra Tour de Rocks team would like to thank everyone who donated and helped them fundraise for this great event.

    Jenni Jackson

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    Boston turn it on under lights

    2019 - 05.21

    WET WEATHER: Boston secured a massive win over Tasman’s during the seasons first Saturday night fixture at Ravendale.Port Lincoln football
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    Boston 21-22 def Tasman 4-5

    AT home by a log fire watching footy may have been a good place to be on a wet winter Saturday night but there was plenty of action at Ravendale on Saturday night.

    It was a dour, tight first quarter, and every supporter believed that under the windy and wet conditions this game would be a gigantic struggle.

    The Roosters kicked three of the four first quarter goals through Ben Daniels, Sam Clements and Dale Scharfe to the southern end, which was favoured by a two to three goal wind.

    Boston, through good work by ruckman Christian Dorward and running half back Michael Paech, hit the target of Tyler Franklin, who delivered lace out to the ever alert Dale Gericke to kick their first point of the game.

    While the Roosters were best on the scoreboard with 3-2 the Tigers showed plenty of tenacity in the hard ball contest in the conditions but wasted golden opportunities on goal by kicking another three points to go with a Dylan Dunn goal, the first of his six for the game.

    With the wind the Tigers showed the Roosters how it should be done by kicking eight unanswered goals, and with every one of those the Tiger supporters showed good voice.

    Christian Dorward dominated in the ruck while midfielder Ben Hurrell showed how to win either the loose or hard ball and bring the runners into the game.

    He was backed up by Jaykob Gooder, James Lakin, the all game toughness of Sunny Singh and Jarrad Christian, and of course the magician Malcolm Miller

    Dylan Dunn and the classy Dale Gericke went on to kick 13 of the of the Tigers’ 21 goals to the Roosters’ one loan goal through Ben Daniels over the last three quarters.

    From the start of the second quarter to the end of the third the Roosters could manage only two points, which truly amplified the authority the Tigers had over the Roosters.

    While Tasman listed eight under 21 players, don’t think for one moment that those numbers should take anything away from the Tigers who had six under 21 players – Harry Carslake, Jaykob Gooder, James Lakin, Jordan Mills, Jake Nicholls and Coen Taylor – who all played with tenacity when called.

    Tasman’s one loan goal by Ben Daniels had their supporters second guessing as to what went wrong with only one goal kicked in 84 minutes of play.

    The reality of this contest was all about the highlights of the game by the Tigers, but one must mention the effort of the Roosters’ Craig Reincke up the back. If not for his all game effort the Tigers may have kicked 30 goals.

    Rhys Kelsh in ruck never stopped giving and Luke Orbons’ back half clearances at times helped to stem the constant forward momentum.

    The Tigers kicked four, third quarter goals with two of the biggest goals for many a day when Dunn bombed back to back goals 60 metres out, and James Lakin and Aaron Castley joined the goal kicking list with one each.

    The Tiger supporters were rejoicing and shouted out they wanted more, even though their team led by 56 points, but the players obliged with another eight-goal quarter.

    The unselfish talent of Malcolm Miller was on show as he kicked two goals to finish with four, but was always looking for a player in a better position to finish off, and is credited with four assists.

    Dylan ”The Bomb’ Dunn unloaded another long shot and kicked six for the game.

    Then to top it off Sunny Singh, another Tiger favourite, took a contested mark outside the 50 and was urged on by the supporters to have a shot on goal; he obliged and the ball went straight over the goal umpire’s head and the Tiger chorus of cheers lifted once again.

    The Tiger supporters still wanted more and Harry Carslake, who had the best of his opposite number on the day, had pushed down to mark just outside the 50. The supporters and his team-mates told him to go for it and the ball sailed over the goal umpire’s head for the Tigers to kick their 21st goal.

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    GALLERY: New father Rothnie boots nine goals in Tigers’ latest mauling

    2019 - 05.21

    GALLERY: New father Rothnie boots nine goals in Tigers’ latest mauling TIGERS ROAR: Demon’s star Michael Cooper is tackled by Tigers gun Michael Rothnie at the Country Club. Photo: PHIL BLATCH
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    TIGERS ROAR: Malachi Dutschke boots one long in the Demons big loss to the Tigers. PHOTO: PHIL BLATCH

    TIGERS ROAR: Daniel Bruce was one of the Tigers’ best on Saturday. Photo: PHIL BLATCH

    TIGETS ROAR: Dubbo’s Daniel O’Leary attempts to evade some Tigers defenders. Photo: PHIL BLATCH

    TIGERS ROAR: Daniel Bruce looks to punch through the midfield in the Tigers’ big win. Photo: PHIL BLATCH

    TIGERS ROAR: Tigers’ Leigh Turner and Demons’ Angus Brayshaw duke it out in the ruck. Photo: PHIL BLATCH

    TIGERS ROAR: Simon Ewin zooms past the ball. Photo: PHIL BLATCH

    TIGERS ROAR: Orange’s Leigh Turner and Dubbo’s Angus Brayshaw resume hostilities in the ruck. Photo: PHIL BLATCH

    TIGERS ROAR: Simon Kay boots this one towards the Tigers’ forward line. Photo: PHIL BLATCH

    TIGERS ROAR: Daniel Bruce gets a hand pass away for Orange. Photo: PHIL BLATCH

    TIGERS ROAR: Dale Hunter fixes his hair in the Tigers’ big win over Dubbo. Photo: PHIL BLATCH

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    Schools celebrate

    2019 - 05.21

    Kyneton Primary students, Ruby, Tom, Tyson, Claire, Jayla and Hayden, hit the playground with Federal Bendigo MP, Lisa Chesters, and State Macedon MP, Mary-Anne Thomas, last Friday as the pair spruiked about the education funds in the State Budget.
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    Schools are celebrating the State Budget in Kyneton, Gisborne and Castlemaine in what is a “budget for families” according to Macedon MP, Mary-Anne Thomas.

    The Kyneton Primary School rebuild has its $8 million. This plus the $3.5 million given by the former State Government will fund the entire relocation, Ms Thomas said.

    There’s $5 million for Kyneton Secondary College trade and training facilities, and New Gisborne Primary School will receive a $500,000 art room upgrade to replace a building destroyed by fire in 2011.

    Castlemaine Secondary College is allocated an extra $2.5 million for its stage two upgrade and its engineering, chemistry and physics wing.

    Other initiatives set to impact the region include a mental health allocation of $24.9 million, a Climate Change Action Package valued at $12.1 million, $57.9 million for family violence actions, and $13.6 million for ambulance services.

    Funds are also secured for locally specific projects including the solar farm at Woodend’s Black Forest Timber Mill, the Calder Highway interchange at Ravenswood, and the Castlemaine Health elective surgery expansion.

    Nationals MP for Northern Victoria, Damian Drum, said locally the budget’s weight was in existing projects.

    “People of Kyneton and Castlemaine should be worried at the lack of new initiatives reflected in this budget. There is very little in the way of new ideas or plans,” he said.

    Find more detail on how the budget affects you in the Macedon Ranges and Mount Alexander in the current editions of theMacedon Ranges Guardianand theCastlemaine Mail.

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