PLANS: A $3.6 million development application to expand the Jervis Bay Motel at Huskisson has been lodged with Shoalhaven City Council.SHOALHAVEN City Council has received a development application to construct commercial additions and alterations to an existing motel at Owen Street, Huskisson valued at $3.6 million.
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The proposal forJervis Bay Motel, at 41-45 Owen Street, involves partial demolition of the existing motel, the construction of an additional 18 motel rooms and a new manager’s residence.

Construction will also include two future retail tenancies with frontage to Owen Street and additional car parking both on and off site.

In recent years, the land has been subject to a number of development applications, with council granting consents for substantial redevelopments of the site in 2007 and 2008.

The last consent was for the demolition of all existing structures and construction of a 54-room hotel with associated guest facilities and retail space but the approved work had not occurred.

This application is for an alternate proposal which differs substantially in terms of size and scale from the earlier approvals issued over the site.

The site contains an existing motel building with 15 guest suites and associated manager’s residence with 15 car parking spaces and is zoned for business purposes.

Approval would mean the Jervis Bay Motel would have 33 guest suites.

There would be six ground floor guest rooms and the existing motel reception and office and two new retail tenancies with direct frontage to Owen Street.

Also on the ground floor would be 32 car parking spaces arranged over a basement floor and ground floor.

The first floor would have nine guest rooms, including an additional five guest rooms and associated communal areas.

On the second floor there would be a replacement manager’s residence and eight additional guest rooms.

The third floor would include an additional five guest rooms.

The proposal includes the installation of a lift, with two guest rooms designed to meet current disabled access building standards.

Access would be byexisting driveways off Owen and Field streets.

The maximum height of the building is proposed at approximately 12.3m, the majority of the bulk of the building sitting below 10m above natural ground level.

Efforts have been made to preserve views through the site towards Jervis Bay.

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South Africa v Argentina l Rugby World Cup bronze medal playoff South Africa v Argentina – Bronze Final: Rugby World Cup 2015. Picture: Getty
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South Africa v Argentina – Bronze Final: Rugby World Cup 2015. Picture: Getty

South Africa v Argentina – Bronze Final: Rugby World Cup 2015. Picture: Getty

South Africa v Argentina – Bronze Final: Rugby World Cup 2015. Picture: Getty

South Africa v Argentina – Bronze Final: Rugby World Cup 2015. Picture: Getty

South Africa v Argentina – Bronze Final: Rugby World Cup 2015. Picture: Getty

South Africa v Argentina – Bronze Final: Rugby World Cup 2015. Picture: Getty

South Africa v Argentina – Bronze Final: Rugby World Cup 2015. Picture: Getty

South Africa v Argentina – Bronze Final: Rugby World Cup 2015. Picture: Getty

South Africa v Argentina – Bronze Final: Rugby World Cup 2015. Picture: Getty

South Africa v Argentina – Bronze Final: Rugby World Cup 2015. Picture: Getty

South Africa v Argentina – Bronze Final: Rugby World Cup 2015. Picture: Getty

South Africa v Argentina – Bronze Final: Rugby World Cup 2015. Picture: Getty

South Africa v Argentina – Bronze Final: Rugby World Cup 2015. Picture: Getty

South Africa v Argentina – Bronze Final: Rugby World Cup 2015. Picture: Getty

South Africa v Argentina – Bronze Final: Rugby World Cup 2015. Picture: Getty

South Africa v Argentina – Bronze Final: Rugby World Cup 2015. Picture: Getty

South Africa v Argentina – Bronze Final: Rugby World Cup 2015. Picture: Getty

South Africa v Argentina – Bronze Final: Rugby World Cup 2015. Picture: Getty

South Africa v Argentina – Bronze Final: Rugby World Cup 2015. Picture: Getty

TweetFacebookSPRINGBOK great Bryan Habana was denied a World Cup record as South Africa beat Argentina 24-13 in the third place play-off as several of their veteran stars bid farewell to Test rugby.

Habana needed just one try to break the World Cup career record of 15 he shares with retired New Zealand star Jonah Lomu.

But in what is likely to be the 32-year-old wing’s final World Cup match, Habana squandered several chances before being taken off in the 67th minute by Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer.

Habana’s fellow wing JP Pietersen and lock Eben Etzebeth, from a Habana pass, did score tries.


A Limited CapacityThe October launch of the first nbn satellite has many rural andremote customers optimistically looking forward to what this will mean for them. Anticipation could not be higher than for distance education families currently on the oversubscribed nbn Interim Satellite Scheme (ISS). Delivery of what is now a heavily digitised curriculum with constant time outs and woeful speeds has been an extremely frustrating task.
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As ISS customers begin to migrate to the Long Term Satellite System (LTSS), expected to begin mid-2016, capacity for those remaining on the ISS should potentially ‘free up’. This will hopefully make the ISS more palatable until the last user has moved across to the LTSS, targeted for mid-2017. We would like to see existing capped plans (enforced to reduce congestion on the ISS) progressively eased to allow for an improved user experience for those awaiting migration, particularly distance education customers.

ICPA Qld appreciates the commitment nbn has shown to ensuring distance education students have a quality internet service into the future, however, satellite is a limited capacity system. Customers in the satellite footprint who have existing technologies, such asADSL (many country towns), should be encouraged to remain with these services in order to preserve the capacity on the LTSS for users totally dependent on satellite internet. ADSL pricing should be comparable to nbn Fibre to the Node (FTNN) metropolitan type plans. In time, we would expect these customers to be converted to FTTN internet, which would provide a download between 50 and 25Mbps, a far superior speed than any satellite plan could provide. The benefit of this technology compared to satellite (other than speed and data) is that effects from weather related service outages is minimal.

LTSS users in the tropics could experience the equivalent of 10 days peryear when the service will be interrupted or degraded due to weather. These events are expected to be at the very times remote families will be relying on the internet for information regarding the weather and how it will affect them.

There has been a suggestion that if the current LTSS implementation proceeds as planned, the satellite could be full by as early as 2020. With average data usage increasing by 22 per centper year, it is imperative that customers with alternative technology are not moved to satellite, or we are at great risk of returning to the same ‘data drought’ as has been endured with the ISS.

– Kim Hughes,ICPA QueenslandPresident

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STREET SMART: The RAA visited students in Stirling North, Quorn, Leigh Creek and Hawker last week to teach students vital aspects of road safety. Pictured are Stirling North Primary School year five/six students with the teacher mentor.STUDENTS in Stirling North, Quorn, Hawker and Leigh Creek learned vital road safety lessons recently with a program delivered by the RAA.
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Street Smart Primary lessons look at pedestrian, passenger and cycling safety for students from reception through to year seven.

Teachers at the schools were given follow-up programs and information for parents to continue the learning at home.

RAA senior manager community education Ben Haythorpe said road trauma is a major community health issue and the disproportionate rates of death and injury among young people is of concern.

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SUCCESS: Port Augusta Combined Schools Concert Band competed in the state championships taking out many first places in different categories. The band is pictured at the event held in Gawler.A SUCCESSFUL Port Augusta Combined Schools Concert Band returned home from a state competition with a number of first place honours.
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The band competed as part of the South Australian Band Association State Championships in Gawler with around 21 students participating.

Musical director and conductor Sarah Butler said the event was a chance to highlight the town as it was a big event in terms of community band performances.

Ms Butler also said the group is thankful for the donations it received to assist with accommodation and travel, making the event a possibility for the students.

Day one of the two-day competition had the band take out first place in four solo divisions.

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This is how Bega looked in 2008: flashback photos Robert Thornton bestowed a rose and a kiss on Tegan McGrath for Bega High’s Valentine Day project.
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Dylan and Cory Lennon, pictured with club registrar Yvette Ringland, were among the first to sign up for minor league in Bega.

Shaun Watson and Michelle Dwyer.

Baby Blake with his siblings Emma, 3, Katelyn, 10, and Jordan, 7.

Baby Sarah Jane Driver with her sisters and brother, William, 1, Amy, 6, and Jessica, 8.

Baby Alexis is pictured with her brothers, Zack, 3, and Brock, 8.

Bega Public School kindergarten kids.

Bemboka Public School’s swimming age champs Zoe Walters, Leoda Lloyd, Karlee Barber, Wade Wilton, Ethan Hossack and Cormac Clark.

Caiden O’Neill of Bega, pictured with his Mum, Natalie and Dad, Craig, celebrated his first birthday at Mandeni Picnic Grounds.

Kindergarten pupils Sarah Hukins, Nakayla Rootsey, Matt Rollason, Kloe Green, Jacob Pobjie and William Phillips-Krause settle in on their very first day at Bega West Public School.

Kitted out in uniforms designed to last for at least a few years, triplets Georgia, Carla and Erin Alcock arrive for their first day at Bemboka Public School under the watchful eye of their big brother, Ryan.

Artist-milliner Motria Tymkin von Schreiber adjusts one of her creations on Danielle Pirrie watched by Linda Strom at the Living Artists In Off On art exhibition.

Dylon and Corey Lennon receive a congratulatory handshake as they are presented with their prizes by TBCC president George Alnis.

Celebrating Australia Day were best friends Peter McDermot, Marvin Maher-Smith and Jayden Coyle.

Managing editor Anna Glover on her last day at Bega District News.

Corey Mitchell and Natasha Alcock proudly hold up the Bemboka Public School Swimming Shield

Chloe Sapphire are the names chosen by Jenna Umback and Matthew Douglas of Bega for their baby daughter.

The Sapphire Anglican College HSC students.

Allen Collins , Ricky Butt and Les Humphries cooking the pancakes for St John’s Shrove.

The Baby Business Christmas party.

Robert Collins and his wife Beth (centre) with the large crowd that attended at his retirement party.

Ange Wellington on her graduation day.

Henry Kornman.

Erica Dudek, just arrived from Beijing to visit her grandparents in Bega.

Bega High student Samantha Dickson with NSW Premier Morris Iemma at a ceremony where she received the Brother John Taylor Memorial Prize.

Bombala’s Jessica Rumph and Bungendore Showgirl Caitlin Brewer were the winners of the Zone Finals of The Land Sydney Royal Showgirl competition.

Barbara Black entertaining at the Shrove.

Tathra nippers Jed Lambie, Lewis McCartney, Dean Gartside, Jordan Rettke, Rory Riddell, and Mitchell Van Der Meulen.

Zoe Walters and Wade Wilton proudly display their junior champion trophies.

Dale Rollason caught this nice 86cm dusky flathead on the Bega River.

Bronte Hack with her pancake.

Bega Public School kindergarten kids.

Bega Show committee members Brian Mallyon and Brett Rogers.

Ned Grainger leaps high during lineout practice at the Brumbies’ camp at AIS.

Cr Keith Hughes and artists at the official opening of WildArt’s Atmosphere of Hope at the Spiral Gallery

Year 11 Bega High student Nicholas Ryan.

Tom Ferguson.

Gerry Hammerton with his big pumpkin for the big vegie comp at Bermagui Fair.

Sarah Eastman (NSW Country qualifier), Andrea Cliff (Weekly Pointscore winner), and Mitiana Arbon (NSW Country Qualifier).

Gordon Waitt and Michelle Duffy, surveying Bermagui residents on how they feel about the cultural amenities in the town.

Riley Coman (Kalaru) looks for a teammate during the SERAS Aussie Rules squad.

Jannene Harnett has St Pat’s in the running for a $5000 Bakers Delight Top Sport Schools Grant.

Dud and Thel Parbery at their 60th wedding anniversary celebration.

Emily Criticos, Bega Lions Club Youth of the Year.

Gemma Harrington, Tamara Martin and Tony Tarlinton.

Margaret Galli, Helen Elliott, Dorothy Mullaney and Joan Finucane.

Rebecca Mace of Tathra recently graduated from the University of Canberra with a double degree.

Recipients of the Bega Mumbulla Foundation grants at the grant ceremony at the Bega Regional Art Gallery

Miss Bega Showgirl Samantha Matthews.

Kylie D’Arcy, Andrea Cliff, Brooke Willis, Lucas Caragher, and Mic Mott all picked up awards at this week’s Bega Swimming trials.

Local university students, left to right, Karl Barrett (Commerce), Dan Bakker (Education), Elka Wood (Arts), and Narelle McCrohan (Nursing)

Lauren Winterflood has been selected to compete in Brisbane at the Australian Athletics Cup.

Tathra Public School’s swimming champions.

The mermaid float at Bermagui Seaside Fair.

Sherrie Pobjie and Jamie Plumb of Bega are the proud parents of a son Tristan.

Sophie Waddell with her first prize work of art in the 12 years and under class.

Paramedics Mick Nadin and Geoff Harling with Yvonne Johnson and Cliff Mulvey and their daughter Brianna who was born in an ambulance at 12.08am on New Year’s Day to become the first baby of the year born in NSW.

A large contingent of youngsters taking part in the Wharf to Waves swim.

Emma and Dave Hibbert are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Maya Jade.

Bride to be Laura Ubrihien (in the veil) celebrated her hen’s night at Merimbula with (from left) Liz Maxted, Gemma Hope, Stacey Kennaugh, Melissa Crowe, Julie Ubrihien and Amy Ubrihien.

Carol Dixon cools down Santa Claus (Erika Luff) with a bottle of water as Tanya Harrison looks on at the Bega LALC children’s and members’ Christmas party.

The large group of locals who own a share of Cabaret Lady celebrated after her win in the Robert Smith Complete Furnishers Merimbula Cup over 1400 metres at the Sapphire Coast Turf Club.

Declan Coman, Jordan Banks and Jessica Holmes.

Local band TNT, with Corely Legg (left) on lead guitar and vocals, Matt Legg on drums, Dean Finucane bass, Erin Tandy on keyboard and Henry Britten on rhythm guitar.

Ange Williams and Luke Mundy of Tathra.

Licencee of the Commercial Hotel, Mitch Creary.

Members of the Bearlin family in front of a display honouring Daisy and Ray Bearlin in the Tathra Wharf Museum.

Sashed up and ready to go at the Cobargo Show are Junior Showgirl runner-up Tamara Martin, Showgirl runner-up Teannelle Robinson, Junior Showgirl Gemma Harrington and Showgirl Debra Taylor.

The staff at the Bermagui Gelati shop.

Edna and George Cunningham on their 70th wedding anniversary, surrounded by loved ones.

Darnel Andy and Brianna Foster are just two of the children of the Bega local Aboriginal community who enjoyed the Christmas party at the Bega Local Aboriginal Land Council office.

Val and Keith Evans in their tree change garden at Brogo.

Georgia Wills is a bit quizzical about The Great Zamboni’s magical abilities.

Karen Del Solar from Minimurra and her children Imogen (9) and Caitlin (12) at the Tathra Star of the Sea Catholic Church Timor Leste fundraising stall with church members Pat Platts, Terese Taylor and Pat Hunt.

Nathan Thomas with some of the players who attended a water polo session from Bega, Tathra, Eden, Merimbula and Pambula.

Bega Showgirl, Sam Matthews (centre), with runners-up Sam and Teini Fuge.

Batemans Bay sweep Neil Innes accepts the inaugural Curly Annbel Perpetual Shield from Mr Annabel’s son, Rod.

Ariel the Little Mermaid, Bronte Shipton and green fish Daily Boyle, Chelsea Lucas and Audrey Sproules. Front, Jessica Bonser, Caleb Ayliffe, Joshua Salter and Cooper Wilson.

Alexander and Eliza-Jane Norris at the Cobargo Australia Day celebration.

Bega Men’s Bowling Club summer carnival winners Geoff Munz, Wayne Lawler and David Savill, with the runners-up Rick Gottaas, Howard Blacker, and Peter Turner, and David Squires, Geoff Harrison, and Ron Bobbin who finished third.

Barry and Barbara Chambers.

Australia Day Ambassador Denise Beckwith.

Bill Quinn and his wife Nita at the RSL Club for his 70th birthday.

Cobargo Citizen of the Year, Barry Benny, with the Shire’s Australian Day ambassador, Denise Beckwith, at the Cobargo celebration.

Ceramicist Poppy Benton, the winner of the first Living Artist Project endowment, with project committee member and artist, Prue Acton.

Cassandre Brown and Kurt Neville.

Captain Kathy Crombie, head of the new Salvation Army in Bega Valley Shire.

Brett Corrigan with his grandparents Peter and Elaine Caragher and his children Monique (in Dad’s arms), Deckodah, Keiarnna and Taneisha.

Former Bega High student Benjamin Thompson graduates from the University of Canberra with a Bachelor of Communication.

Competing in the George Bass Surfboat Marathon.

DoCS manager of client services for Batemans Bay and Bega, congratulates Michelle Scott on her DoCS Aboriginal Outstanding Achievement award.

Dawn Kenyon with many of her leadlight pieces.

Former Bega High student Mandi Sutherland graduates from the University of Wollongong with a Bachelor of Mathematics Education.

Cousins Gemma Jones and Josie Pearson.

Jessica Barker, formerly of Merimbula, at her graduation from UOW with a combined Arts and Laws degree.

Jacinta Galli and Luke Apps performing at the Australia Day celebration in Littleton Gardens.

Leif Helland acknowledges his award as Junior Community Citizen of the Year with music.

Eryca Green with her work in Zero Boy Incognita at the Bega Valley Regional Gallery.

Jude Lamb, judge of the handicrafts with Leonie Barrett’s article from recycled mat which won novice handicraft.

It took Laurel Gibbs 12 months to complete this Diane Johnson quilt.

Kay Dowman demonstrates leadlighting at the Old Bega Hospital Market.

Ian Murray receives his Australian citizenship certificate from the mayor, Tony Allen.

Gavin Martin (2nd dan), Zac Long (6), Timothy Stoddard (8), and Robert Graham (4th dan) before the boys took on some sumo wrestlers.

Lisa White of Bega and her children, Leyden and Kiarna, were among the large crowd that took the opportunity to cool down at the Bega Pool on a scorching hot day.

Noel Watson, joint Bega Valley Shire citizen of the year, receives his certificate from the Mayor, Cr Tony Allen.

Lobsters, left to right, Sean Lambert, Jacob Moore, Jayden Shipton and Dale Bragg.

Montana-Sue Watkin at one of the pottery stands featuring some of her work.

Mavis Hergenhan of Bega with her great grandson Jack.

Lieutenant Geoff Martin from the Salvation Army accepts a cheque from the convenor of the Bega Carols by Candlelight committee the Reverend David Gilchrist.

Pink Link members deVere Eberbach, Laraine Clarke, Sue Ellen Yates, Jenny Pearce, Tess McDonell and Ann Atkins.

Phyllida Cameron with some of her work in the exhibition.

Ryan Haigh and Bruce Smith of Bega cut their joint birthday cake.

Sandra Kenny took out the Open Six Bar event aboard “Alando”.

Rowing down to Eden are Vicki Marshall, Peta Shaw, Christie Reid and Rae Smith.

Ruth Adamson from Merimbula Quilters works on the veranda of the Old Bega Hospital.

Rodney McDonald stacks books at the Bega Village Motor Inn for the Bega Rotary Book Fair.

Sonaii Sorensen, being interviewed by Lisa Freedman, took out the 1200m female Splash for Cash race.

Seok Kim Ju produced a brilliant sprint finish to win 1200m Splash for Cash.

Wendy Stapleton, Nikki Nicholls and Debra Byrne strut their stuff in their Girls, Girls, Girls show at Sunday’s Sapphire Rock concert at the Kalaru racecourse.

The winner of the Open Singles at last weekend’s Bermagui tennis tournament Daniel Parker (left) with the runner-up Billy Quist.

Sebastain Arratia drives through the off side on his way to posting a half century in Bega-Angledale’s A Grade match with Tathra at Lawrence Park.

Wal and Anne Roberson with family members (rear) son Gary, daughter Debbie Williams, son Daryl and (front) grand children Ricky (10) and Allie and Roberson at St John’s Anglican Church, Bega.

The ever-popular dog high jump at the Candelo show.

The 2008 NSW 60s Senior Tennis Team (l-r) John Rheinberger, Michael Pyne, Alan Walsh, Dennis Bindon and Don McIndoe.

The owners of Orpen Eyes, locals Tony Brown, Kevin Ford, Peter Preo and Les Murphy celebrate their five-year-old mare’s maiden victory on New Years Day at the Sapphire Coast Turf Club.

The GJA Greens January Monthly Medal winner David Dixon (left) with GJA Greens representative Owen Blacker.

The Bermagui War Memorial which was demolished making way for a new structure.

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The scene of the shooting in Kurunjang. Photo: Josh Robenstone Rachael Fino with daughter Hayley and Elizabeth Casser (right), who heard the gunshots. Photo: Josh Robenstone
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A quiet street in Melbourne’s outer west has been rocked by a shooting on Friday night that has left a man fighting for life.

One man, in his 20s, was shot and two others have been hospitalised following a brawl in Kurunjang.

Police say four men were involved in an altercation in Dalray Crescent about 11pm.

It appears the man who was shot in the upper body had been trying to jump-start a vehicle in the quiet cul-de-sac.

Resident Rachael Fino was in bed with her 10-year-old daughter, Hayley, when they heard two gunshots.

“We had a look through the window and we could see a lot of people yelling,” she said.

“Probably about six people yelling and screaming and carrying on.

“There was a body down under that tree… the guy was pretty badly wounded.

“By that stage I saw someone run down the street with a stick and he was yelling out, ‘Call triple zero, help, help, the other guy’s got a gun’.”

Another resident, Kristy, who asked that her last name not be used, said she heard gunshots and went outside.

“As I opened the door, two guys were running,” she said.

“They were just here saying, ‘Call triple O, call triple O’, and it looked like they were starting to come up this way.

“I slammed my door, locked it, and my back door, and ran to my kids.”

Elizabeth Cassar said she heard two loud shots and screaming.

“I ran out to see what was going on when I heard somebody say something similar to, ‘I’ve been shot’ or ‘You’re shooting at me’, and that’s when I ran inside and called the police,” she said.

“After that we heard some screaming. I saw a guy walk this way. I’m assuming he was one of the attackers.

“When I came out, there’s two cars parked there. One had the bonnet up.

“We were told something similar to they were fixing the cars and somebody’s attacked them.

“We don’t know them, we’ve never seen them before.”

One resident said she heard the man who had been shot had called his father to help jump-start his car.

Detectives were seen streaming into the house where the two cars were parked outside.

Armed Crime detectives say two of the men produced a firearm and hammer.

The Kurunjang man who was shot remains at the Royal Melbourne Hospital in a serious but stable condition.

Another Kurunjang man, aged in his 50s, was taken to Footscray Hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

A 27-year-old man was taken to the same hospital with assault-related injuries and is assisting police with their enquiries.

A man aged in his 20s is also assisting police.

Two station wagons remain at the scene parked head-to-head, with jumper leads on the ground beside them.

In one vehicle, a man’s wallet lies on the driver’s seat next to a can of Jim Beam Devil’s Cut in the drink holder.

The front of the Holden Commodore has damage to the front and the bonnet is popped.

The second vehicle is a Suzuki Grand Vitara.

The shooting is the eleventh in Victoria in October with figures showing that a person has been injured or killed by gunfire on average every nine days in Victoria so far this year.

Investigators are appealing for any witnesses to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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IKEA staff outside the new IKEA Canberra building. Photo: Rohan ThomsonTraining in stacking packs, arranging lounge room ensembles and cooking meatballs has begun as IKEA inducted 250 employees into the soon-to-be-opened Canberra store.
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The yellow and blue army will spend the fortnight preparing for the store’s opening on November 16, as well as for the bumper crowds expected to flood inside.

“On our opening event on Facebook, we’ve had 12,000 people say they’re coming,” store manager MarkMitchinson​said.

“Every single day I walk through the store, there’s something new, there’s something else ready. We’re getting closer every day.”

Of the retail giant’s total workforce, 85 were newly introduced to the store on Monday and Tuesday. The remainder were recruited earlier to help the store’s opening preparations

“Today’s probably the first time we’ve had everyone together, it’s an extremely proud moment,” MrMitchinsonsaid.

Despite the numberof people expected to line up for a new bed ordining room set or at the bistro, not everybody has greeted the store’s arrival with enthusiasm.

Local furniture retailers have expressed fears IKEA’s presence in the capital would dramatically cut their patronage, with one store owner warning she would be forced to close once the retailer opens.

But Chief Minister Andrew Barr, who attended the induction ceremony, said the store would cater to the demands of Canberrans currently visiting Sydney’s IKEA.

“Undoubtedly there’s going to be some displacement activities as people will come and check out products here,” he said.

“Competition in the marketplace is a good thing.I don’t think anyone denies that consumers deserve the widest possible choice of home furnishings and that’s exactly what they’re going to get.

“We’re going to see this store act as a magnet for the retail sector for the broader region and that’s a critical point. It’s going to bring people into the city.”

MrMitchinsonsaid about 70 per cent of theMajuraPark store’s stock had been delivered over the past eight weeks.

Some 180 trucks are expected to deliver more goods to the local IKEA before opening day.

“Last week was probably one of the busiest weeks [the staff will]face in Canberra; the team has worked really hard,” he said.

“Pretty much all of them have travelled to different stores around Australia … it’s going to be a challenge, but I think we’re going to be up to the task.”

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The Wallabies have endured a major blowout on the eve of the Rugby World Cup final, revealing tactics to target Kieran Read and pressure the All Blacks wings.
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A picture was captured at Twickenham on Friday which featured plans to “rattle” Read and target Julian Savea and Nehe Milner-Skudder.

The Daily Mail has run a story with a picture said to contain game plans which included defensive, attacking and kickoff strategies. Wallabies coaches Michael Cheika and Mario Ledesma were captured waving the tactics around during the 15 minutes media are allowed to view the team train at the match-day venue.

Read has endured a difficult time of it with his handling at the World Cup and, if the tactics are to be believed, it seems the Wallabies plan to put extra pressure on him from the kickoffs.

Savea and Milner-Skudder were also given special mention on the sheets of paper with the intention to target them under the high-ball and in the backfield through tactical kicking.

Dan Carter was also singled out on defence for “running right to left”.

Former All Blacks coach Graham Henry had a similar experience when an Australian photographer from Getty Images snapped him holding tactical notes, which revealed lineout and scrum moves, in the lead up to a Bledisloe Cup Test in Melbourne in 2010.

That didn’t help the Wallabies, who lost that test 49-28, and the All Blacks are unlikely to pay too much attention to snippets of Cheika’s masterplan.

Only half an hour earlier, All Blacks coach Steve Hansen spoke about how he expected the final to play out and whether it would be an expansive game.

“Tradition is a great thing as long as it doesn’t get in the way of progress so let’s hope we get a bit of progress. You’ve got two sides that are like-minded. They want to play footy. The pressure will be on both teams, there’s no doubt about that. But I don’t think that’ll inhibit either one of them,” Hansen said.

“Time and time again we’ve seen Australia play to their strengths and we always seem to play to ours. Given the conditions are OK I think we’ll see some running rugby. Whether that results in a lot of tries it will depend on how good the defence is.”

WHAT THE WALLABIES NOTES SAY

On Kickoffs

* Kickoff #5 and keep Poey [David Pocock] back (no Carter rage) (high as possible)

* Kickoff receipt #4 Kieran Read (get him rattled)

* Kick receipt shift off edge, forwards then snap to Snow or play

* Own the air space, catch everything, chace everything, escort wingers!!!

On Defence

* Carter running right to left

* Nonu steps back on the inside when linespeed against

* Badge defence (Wednesday morning)

* Turnover spark in attack and defence

On Attack

* Lineout attack gainline front foot speed. Expose Milner-Skudder and Savea under ball or in backfield

* … with ball in hand, keep finding our shap. (Turnover kick long if space, or maintain…

Stuff

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