Rainbow shining through the rain |PHOTOS It was hard to miss the explosion of colour travelling down Macquarie Street to Ollie Robbins Oval for Dubbo’s first Pride March. Photo: BROOK KELLEHEAR-SMITH
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It was hard to miss the explosion of colour travelling down Macquarie Street to Ollie Robbins Oval for Dubbo’s first Pride March. Photo: BROOK KELLEHEAR-SMITH

It was hard to miss the explosion of colour travelling down Macquarie Street to Ollie Robbins Oval for Dubbo’s first Pride March. Photo: BROOK KELLEHEAR-SMITH

It was hard to miss the explosion of colour travelling down Macquarie Street to Ollie Robbins Oval for Dubbo’s first Pride March. Photo: BROOK KELLEHEAR-SMITH

It was hard to miss the explosion of colour travelling down Macquarie Street to Ollie Robbins Oval for Dubbo’s first Pride March. Photo: BROOK KELLEHEAR-SMITH

It was hard to miss the explosion of colour travelling down Macquarie Street to Ollie Robbins Oval for Dubbo’s first Pride March. Photo: BROOK KELLEHEAR-SMITH

It was hard to miss the explosion of colour travelling down Macquarie Street to Ollie Robbins Oval for Dubbo’s first Pride March. Photo: BROOK KELLEHEAR-SMITH

It was hard to miss the explosion of colour travelling down Macquarie Street to Ollie Robbins Oval for Dubbo’s first Pride March. Photo: BROOK KELLEHEAR-SMITH

It was hard to miss the explosion of colour travelling down Macquarie Street to Ollie Robbins Oval for Dubbo’s first Pride March. Photo: BROOK KELLEHEAR-SMITH

It was hard to miss the explosion of colour travelling down Macquarie Street to Ollie Robbins Oval for Dubbo’s first Pride March. Photo: BROOK KELLEHEAR-SMITH

It was hard to miss the explosion of colour travelling down Macquarie Street to Ollie Robbins Oval for Dubbo’s first Pride March. Photo: BROOK KELLEHEAR-SMITH

It was hard to miss the explosion of colour travelling down Macquarie Street to Ollie Robbins Oval for Dubbo’s first Pride March. Photo: BROOK KELLEHEAR-SMITH

It was hard to miss the explosion of colour travelling down Macquarie Street to Ollie Robbins Oval for Dubbo’s first Pride March. Photo: BROOK KELLEHEAR-SMITH

It was hard to miss the explosion of colour travelling down Macquarie Street to Ollie Robbins Oval for Dubbo’s first Pride March. Photo: BROOK KELLEHEAR-SMITH

It was hard to miss the explosion of colour travelling down Macquarie Street to Ollie Robbins Oval for Dubbo’s first Pride March. Photo: BROOK KELLEHEAR-SMITH

It was hard to miss the explosion of colour travelling down Macquarie Street to Ollie Robbins Oval for Dubbo’s first Pride March. Photo: BROOK KELLEHEAR-SMITH

It was hard to miss the explosion of colour travelling down Macquarie Street to Ollie Robbins Oval for Dubbo’s first Pride March. Photo: BROOK KELLEHEAR-SMITH

It was hard to miss the explosion of colour travelling down Macquarie Street to Ollie Robbins Oval for Dubbo’s first Pride March. Photo: BROOK KELLEHEAR-SMITH

It was hard to miss the explosion of colour travelling down Macquarie Street to Ollie Robbins Oval for Dubbo’s first Pride March. Photo: BROOK KELLEHEAR-SMITH

It was hard to miss the explosion of colour travelling down Macquarie Street to Ollie Robbins Oval for Dubbo’s first Pride March. Photo: BROOK KELLEHEAR-SMITH

It was hard to miss the explosion of colour travelling down Macquarie Street to Ollie Robbins Oval for Dubbo’s first Pride March. Photo: BROOK KELLEHEAR-SMITH

It was hard to miss the explosion of colour travelling down Macquarie Street to Ollie Robbins Oval for Dubbo’s first Pride March. Photo: BROOK KELLEHEAR-SMITH

It was hard to miss the explosion of colour travelling down Macquarie Street to Ollie Robbins Oval for Dubbo’s first Pride March. Photo: BROOK KELLEHEAR-SMITH

It was hard to miss the explosion of colour travelling down Macquarie Street to Ollie Robbins Oval for Dubbo’s first Pride March. Photo: BROOK KELLEHEAR-SMITH

It was hard to miss the explosion of colour travelling down Macquarie Street to Ollie Robbins Oval for Dubbo’s first Pride March. Photo: BROOK KELLEHEAR-SMITH

It was hard to miss the explosion of colour travelling down Macquarie Street to Ollie Robbins Oval for Dubbo’s first Pride March. Photo: BROOK KELLEHEAR-SMITH

It was hard to miss the explosion of colour travelling down Macquarie Street to Ollie Robbins Oval for Dubbo’s first Pride March. Photo: BROOK KELLEHEAR-SMITH

It was hard to miss the explosion of colour travelling down Macquarie Street to Ollie Robbins Oval for Dubbo’s first Pride March. Photo: BROOK KELLEHEAR-SMITH

Lucy Townend, Karley Townend, Ashley Townend, Jeff Ogden, Hayley Townend and Shilly Ogden. Photo: BROOK KELLEHEAR-SMITH

Paul Rich and Sarah Warren. Photo: BROOK KELLEHEAR-SMITH

Tania Wheatland and Bron Dowell. Photo: BROOK KELLEHEAR-SMITH

Stephen Lawrence and Matt Parmeter. Photo: BROOK KELLEHEAR-SMITH

Ana Tovey, Karen Payne, Kym Housden and Lauren Berkery. Photo: BROOK KELLEHEAR-SMITH

Renee Delaney, Katie-Lee Delaney and Jenny Baldosck. Photo: BROOK KELLEHEAR-SMITH

Sarah Upton, Michael Cluff, Lucinda Morrish, Carolyn Peebles and Tanya John. Photo: BROOK KELLEHEAR-SMITH

Jessica Jenkins, Cathy Jenkins and Nicholas Steepe. Photo: BROOK KELLEHEAR-SMITH

Josh Lawson, Steve Gilbert, Nicholas Steepe, Robyn Harman and Rob Stovell. Photo: BROOK KELLEHEAR-SMITH

Lyn Bridgeway and Jonas Ridge. Photo: BROOK KELLEHEAR-SMITH

Peita Buchanan, Ezra Bourke and Rhiannon Mason. Photo: BROOK KELLEHEAR-SMITH

It was hard to miss the explosion of colour travelling down Macquarie Street to Ollie Robbins Oval for Dubbo’s first Pride March. Photo: BROOK KELLEHEAR-SMITH

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Vegecareian Festival draws big crowd Vegecareian Festival at the Great Stupa. Pictures: CHRIS PEDLER
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A group of people head of on a tour of the Great Stupa.

Phuong cooks up some vegetarian dishes.

Snoopy, an 18 week old Great Dane, Wolfhound cross.

President of Jemima’s Gift Fran Heavyside with Snoopy, an 18 week old Great Dane, Wolfhound cross.

President of Jemima’s Gift Fran Heavyside with Snoopy, an 18 week old Great Dane, Wolfhound cross.

Claudia Scott with Shaun the Sheep and The Chicken.

Bendigo Animal Welfare & Community Services volunteer Liz Hill with Phantom, a Farrabella horse.

David Doyle at his stall.

Clare Cook and Eliza Cook from Sedgwick.

TweetFacebookThere’s plenty of good looking vegetarian food being cooked up at the #Vegecareian Festival at the Great Stupa. pic.twitter南京夜网/WChAISlGTH

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Change: Mother Victoria Thomas with Ella, 11 months and Lacey, 2, wants changes to National Road Safety Laws for child restraint requirements.New research showsone-in-four West Australian parents is pushing toincrease the legal agelimit of children beingrestrained in car seats.
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A study conducted bySlater and Gordon shows24 per cent of parentswould like their childrenstrapped into car seats forlonger than the lawrequires.

Esperance motherVictoria Thomas is one ofthose pushing for changeto the current legislation.

After surviving a seriouscar accident with hertwo daughters Lacey andElla – two and six monthsold respectively at thetime of the collision – MrsThomas has been pushingfor improvements to thelaw.

“Seeing the girlsunscathed made merealise how important it isto keep them in car seatsfor as long as possible,”Mrs Thomas said.

The Thomas familywere a few kilometresfrom their home whenthey were involved in a Tbonecollision.

“The doctor said ouryoungest child Ella wouldhave been seriouslyinjured had she been in aforward-facing capsule.

“We were well withinour legal rights to moveher by that age,” she said.

“It’s ridiculous that, ifit’s not safe for them to bein forward-facing capsulesat that age, and theevidence points to that,the law would allow otherwise.”

Suffering from a fracturedtailbone and ongoingmedical issues withher pelvis Mrs Thomaswas thankful her childrenwere in full harnessrestraints.

Slater and Gordonmotor vehicle accidentlawyer Tony O’Hurleysaid that motor vehiclecrashes were one of theleading causes of deathand acquired disability inchildren.

“In WA about 35 childrenaged six and youngerare killed or seriouslyinjured in road crashesevery year,” Mr O’Hurleysaid.

Bay of Isles Community Outreach servicemanager Kylie Ryan saidusing the wrong restraintscould be even more hazardousin the case of anaccident.

“We should alwaysseek feedback from parentsand see what theythink is suitable,” MsRyan said.

“The laws and regulationsshould be based onthe size of the child, notnecessarily their age.

“From BOICO’s perspectivewe’d encouragepeople to be as safe aspossible to avoid the significantgrieving and traumawhich could comefrom a child being injuredor killed in an accident.”

Esperance PoliceDetective Sergeant DarrylNoye said most parents inEsperance were doing theright thing.

“Parents need to beaware of the laws and thetypes of restraints neededfor their children,” he said.

“There will always bethe minority who can’tafford the adequaterestraints, or who refuseto comply with the law,but we book far moredrivers and adult passengersfor not wearing seatbelts than we do for childrenbeing unrestrained ina vehicle.”

Mrs Thomas wouldlike to see the age limit forcar seats be moved fromseven to at least nine.

“No one foreseesbeing in a serious accident,but when it comes toyour child’s safety – a carseat will save their life,”she said.

“It’s about education;you can’t be complacentwhen it comes to safety.”

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The Roberts Avenue, Horsham, business after the break-in.HORSHAM police are processing two men who allegedly broke into Horsham Disposals on Saturday morning.
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A member of the public alerted police there were one or two people in the store wearing balaclavas or disguises.

Horsham Acting Sergeant Peter Mellington said two male offenders smashed a front part of the shop before running from the premises.

He said police apprehendedthe Horsham men, aged 20 and 35, a few minutes later.

“An amount of cash was seized and a quantity of goods recovered,’’ he said.

He was unsure of monetary value.

The men will face burglary and theft charges.

Acting Sgt Mellington said the attempted burglary occurred just before 8am.

He praised the person who called police.

“At the end of the day, if people see something suspicious we want them to call it in,’’ he said.

“In this case the result speaks for itself –it was a good result.’’

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Nati Frinj 2015 action | Videos, photos Birds tweeting during ‘Found’ at the 2015 Nati Frinj.
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Emily Jones-Pritchard at the 2015 Nati Frinj.

Sally French at the 2015 Nati Frinj.

Mark Penzah, aka Such As They Are at the 2015 Nati Frinj.

Mark Penzah, aka Such As They Are at the 2015 Nati Frinj.

Pearl Dark, Freya Jones and Ella Cox prepare for ‘Found’ at the 2015 Nati Frinj.

Sarah Barron and Isla Barron, 5, at the 2015 Nati Frinj.

Jacob looks for his lost rabbit at the 2015 Nati Frinj.

Stu Mathieson with daughter Tilley, 2, Natimuk. Nati Frinj Festival street parade.

Isabelle Hoskins prepares for ‘Found’ at the 2015 Nati Frinj.

Chloe Mackley, Horsham,Alisha Matheson, Natimuk, Catherine Beltz, Horsham. Nati Frinj Festival street parade.

Nati Frinj Festival street parade.

Nati Frinj Festival street parade.

Alison Eggleton, Nati Frinj Festival street parade.

Yingying He, Natimuk, Nati Frinj Festival street parade.

Olly Webster, 4, Horsham, Nati Frinj Festival street parade.

Isabelle Hoskins, Natimuk. Nati Frinj Festival street parade.

Mick Payne and daughter Mila, 5, Natimuk, Nati Frinj Festival street parade.

Evie Webster, 1, Horsham. Nati Frinj Festival street parade.

Alison Eggleton, Nati Frinj Festival street parade.

Joan Kuhne, Natimuk, and Joy Warren, Horsham, Nati Frinj Festival street parade.

Damo Auton, Dandenong, Nati Frinj Festival street parade.

Alison Eggleton, Nati Frinj Festival street parade.

Natimuk’s Taj Payne, 14, Nati Frinj Festival street parade.

Nati Frinj Festival street parade.

Olivia Sudholz, 9, Bethany Sudholz, 11, Arapiles, Macey Maybery, 10, Mitre, Zarnie Sudholz, 3, Natimuk. Nati Frinj Festival street parade.

TweetFacebookEmily Jones-Pritchard singing ‘Natimuk’ at the 2015 Nati Frinj.Ms Finnertysaid a wide variety of shows helped draw interest.

“We had more theatre shows in particular, so people did have to book for more things this year,” she said.

“I think we’re getting more of a reputation and that is drawing people to the festival.”

Ms Finnerty said the feedback from people who attended was positive.

“We had people saying it was one of the best shows they had ever been to,” she said.

“People were really enjoying the events on offer.

“The weather was good but so many people book in advance and are committed, so they come rail, hail or shine really.”

Ms Finnerty said people flocked to the festival from across the Wimmera and wider areas.

“We had people from everywhere. A lot were from the area but there were also manyI didn’t recognise,” she said.

Among the featured events at the festival were Natimuk artist Dave Jones’ new work Balance–a mix of puppetry, electronics, animation and live theatre–Fashion for Funerals and Fantasy Eulogies, and The Freda Experience.

Ms Finnerty said the biennial festival provided a lot offlow-on benefits forNatimuk.

“It is a huge economic boost for the town and provides a lot of long-term benefits,” she said.

“People have moved here because of the Frinj festival.

“It is creating a sustainable and enjoyable town to be in.

“It’s a real community out here.”

Ms Finnerty thanked everyone involved in the event.

“It would not be possible without so many people volunteering their time,” she said.“The effort that everybody went to was amazing.”

The Nati Frinj Festival finished on Sunday.

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WORKING FOR A CAUSE: Survivor Maria Graeme and partner Graeme Hunter-Robinson cook up a storm to raise money.Mount Isa residents took time out at the Mini Field of Women event onSaturday torecogniseand remember loved ones who have had their lives touched by breast cancer.
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PINK LADIES: Saturday’s Mini Fields of Woman event drew a larger crowd than last year, with everyone having a bit of fun for a good cause. Pictures: Bronwyn Wheatcroft

Mount Isa and North West QueenslandBreast CancerSupport Group presidentPatricia Olsen said it was great to see members of the community turn up.

“It is good to see the Mount Isa community come together to help celebrate theMini Fields of Women,” she said.

Those supporting the cause proudly held up theirPink Lady silhouettes in a showof solidarity.

Community member Kathryn Pritchard said she went to the event to support survivor Maria Graeme andshow her love.

“It (breast cancer)affects a lot of people and we need to get more support for it,” she said.

“There is a lot more people suffering than you would think.”

Ms Graeme said it was important tospreadthe message that there wassupport available in the community.

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Gallery | Halloween ’15 Halloween spirit is alive in well throughout Lithgow for the Halloween15 celebrations, with plenty of fearsome ghouls and spooky characters heading to Main Street and beyond
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Halloween spirit is alive in well throughout Lithgow for the Halloween15 celebrations, with plenty of fearsome ghouls and spooky characters heading to Main Street and beyond

Halloween spirit is alive in well throughout Lithgow for the Halloween15 celebrations, with plenty of fearsome ghouls and spooky characters heading to Main Street and beyond

Halloween spirit is alive in well throughout Lithgow for the Halloween15 celebrations, with plenty of fearsome ghouls and spooky characters heading to Main Street and beyond

Halloween spirit is alive in well throughout Lithgow for the Halloween15 celebrations, with plenty of fearsome ghouls and spooky characters heading to Main Street and beyond

Halloween spirit is alive in well throughout Lithgow for the Halloween15 celebrations, with plenty of fearsome ghouls and spooky characters heading to Main Street and beyond

Halloween spirit is alive in well throughout Lithgow for the Halloween15 celebrations, with plenty of fearsome ghouls and spooky characters heading to Main Street and beyond

Halloween spirit is alive in well throughout Lithgow for the Halloween15 celebrations, with plenty of fearsome ghouls and spooky characters heading to Main Street and beyond

Halloween spirit is alive in well throughout Lithgow for the Halloween15 celebrations, with plenty of fearsome ghouls and spooky characters heading to Main Street and beyond

This gallery is proudly sponsored by Western Sydney University

Halloween spirit is alive in well throughout Lithgow for the Halloween15 celebrations, with plenty of fearsome ghouls and spooky characters heading to Main Street and beyond

Halloween spirit is alive in well throughout Lithgow for the Halloween15 celebrations, with plenty of fearsome ghouls and spooky characters heading to Main Street and beyond

Halloween spirit is alive in well throughout Lithgow for the Halloween15 celebrations, with plenty of fearsome ghouls and spooky characters heading to Main Street and beyond

Halloween spirit is alive in well throughout Lithgow for the Halloween15 celebrations, with plenty of fearsome ghouls and spooky characters heading to Main Street and beyond

Halloween spirit is alive in well throughout Lithgow for the Halloween15 celebrations, with plenty of fearsome ghouls and spooky characters heading to Main Street and beyond

Halloween spirit is alive in well throughout Lithgow for the Halloween15 celebrations, with plenty of fearsome ghouls and spooky characters heading to Main Street and beyond

Halloween spirit is alive in well throughout Lithgow for the Halloween15 celebrations, with plenty of fearsome ghouls and spooky characters heading to Main Street and beyond

Halloween spirit is alive in well throughout Lithgow for the Halloween15 celebrations, with plenty of fearsome ghouls and spooky characters heading to Main Street and beyond

Halloween spirit is alive in well throughout Lithgow for the Halloween15 celebrations, with plenty of fearsome ghouls and spooky characters heading to Main Street and beyond

This gallery is proudly sponsored by Western Sydney University

Halloween spirit is alive in well throughout Lithgow for the Halloween15 celebrations, with plenty of fearsome ghouls and spooky characters heading to Main Street and beyond

Halloween spirit is alive in well throughout Lithgow for the Halloween15 celebrations, with plenty of fearsome ghouls and spooky characters heading to Main Street and beyond

Halloween spirit is alive in well throughout Lithgow for the Halloween15 celebrations, with plenty of fearsome ghouls and spooky characters heading to Main Street and beyond

Halloween spirit is alive in well throughout Lithgow for the Halloween15 celebrations, with plenty of fearsome ghouls and spooky characters heading to Main Street and beyond

Halloween spirit is alive in well throughout Lithgow for the Halloween15 celebrations, with plenty of fearsome ghouls and spooky characters heading to Main Street and beyond

Halloween spirit is alive in well throughout Lithgow for the Halloween15 celebrations, with plenty of fearsome ghouls and spooky characters heading to Main Street and beyond

Halloween spirit is alive in well throughout Lithgow for the Halloween15 celebrations, with plenty of fearsome ghouls and spooky characters heading to Main Street and beyond

Halloween spirit is alive in well throughout Lithgow for the Halloween15 celebrations, with plenty of fearsome ghouls and spooky characters heading to Main Street and beyond

Halloween spirit is alive in well throughout Lithgow for the Halloween15 celebrations, with plenty of fearsome ghouls and spooky characters heading to Main Street and beyond

This gallery is proudly sponsored by Western Sydney University

Halloween spirit is alive in well throughout Lithgow for the Halloween15 celebrations, with plenty of fearsome ghouls and spooky characters heading to Main Street and beyond

Halloween spirit is alive in well throughout Lithgow for the Halloween15 celebrations, with plenty of fearsome ghouls and spooky characters heading to Main Street and beyond

Halloween spirit is alive in well throughout Lithgow for the Halloween15 celebrations, with plenty of fearsome ghouls and spooky characters heading to Main Street and beyond

Halloween spirit is alive in well throughout Lithgow for the Halloween15 celebrations, with plenty of fearsome ghouls and spooky characters heading to Main Street and beyond

Halloween spirit is alive in well throughout Lithgow for the Halloween15 celebrations, with plenty of fearsome ghouls and spooky characters heading to Main Street and beyond

Halloween spirit is alive in well throughout Lithgow for the Halloween15 celebrations, with plenty of fearsome ghouls and spooky characters heading to Main Street and beyond

Halloween spirit is alive in well throughout Lithgow for the Halloween15 celebrations, with plenty of fearsome ghouls and spooky characters heading to Main Street and beyond

Halloween spirit is alive in well throughout Lithgow for the Halloween15 celebrations, with plenty of fearsome ghouls and spooky characters heading to Main Street and beyond

Halloween spirit is alive in well throughout Lithgow for the Halloween15 celebrations, with plenty of fearsome ghouls and spooky characters heading to Main Street and beyond

This gallery is proudly sponsored by Western Sydney University

Halloween spirit is alive in well throughout Lithgow for the Halloween15 celebrations, with plenty of fearsome ghouls and spooky characters heading to Main Street and beyond

Halloween spirit is alive in well throughout Lithgow for the Halloween15 celebrations, with plenty of fearsome ghouls and spooky characters heading to Main Street and beyond

Halloween spirit is alive in well throughout Lithgow for the Halloween15 celebrations, with plenty of fearsome ghouls and spooky characters heading to Main Street and beyond

Halloween spirit is alive in well throughout Lithgow for the Halloween15 celebrations, with plenty of fearsome ghouls and spooky characters heading to Main Street and beyond

Halloween spirit is alive in well throughout Lithgow for the Halloween15 celebrations, with plenty of fearsome ghouls and spooky characters heading to Main Street and beyond

Halloween spirit is alive in well throughout Lithgow for the Halloween15 celebrations, with plenty of fearsome ghouls and spooky characters heading to Main Street and beyond

Halloween spirit is alive in well throughout Lithgow for the Halloween15 celebrations, with plenty of fearsome ghouls and spooky characters heading to Main Street and beyond

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UNITED: Ballarat’s Raja Hussaini and Mehdi Mohammed leading the Walk Together Walk around Lake Wendouree. Picture: Luka Kauzlaric.
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MORE than 100 people from all walks of lifeunited in Ballarat on Saturday for one reason –to say “welcome”.

It was part of a nationalcelebration of diversity aimed at promoting compassion and welcoming asylum seekers, refugees and other new arrivals to local communities.

Ballarat was one of 26 towns and cities who took park in the national walkheld by Welcome to Australia, which was somethinglocal spokesperson Ann Foley said was a huge step forward in promotingsolidarity.

“The plan is to walk together which is such a human thing to do …we’ve got people from all generations taking part,” she said.

Ms Foley said the idea behind the annual event was to show communitiesasylum seekers, refugees, international students andskilled migrantscan experience the joy and security of belonging.

“It’s about saying Australia is a welcoming place and that we welcome diversity,” she said.

“We also see ourselves as a friendly and welcoming place in Ballarat.

“We want all people to have the opportunity to have and earn a livelihood and reach their potential.

“Today is more about people in the community saying this is how they feel.”

She said social media was used to promote the event around Lake Wendouree and had sparked plenty of conversation among social media users and the community.

“It’s been really positive, the main response has been ‘we would love to do that’,” she said.

Leading the project was 20-year-old Raza Hussaini who said he was proud to see so many people supporting the walk.

“What we aim for in Ballarat is that we want people to come together and value the community,” he said.

“We have a beautiful multicultural community. We respect people’s values, we promote brotherhood and equality.”

Mr Hussaini, who is also Ballarat’s multicultural ambassador, said the show of support on Saturday proved the community was willing to take a “stand for positivity”.

“It’s great to know people out there in the community are being active. This proves we are a peaceful community,” he said.

Several social interest groups participated in thewalk, including Rural Australia for Refugees, Grandmothers Against Detention of Refugee Children Ballarat,multicultural groups and church groups.

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Oak Flats put their premiership credentials in full view of champions Lake Illawarra with a 136-run rout in the opening one-day round of the season.
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Oak Flats lost the premiership final, one-day and T20 deciders last season to the Lakers but have already thrown down the gauntlet with Saturday’s bigwin.

The Rats posted 8-230 at Geoff Shaw Oval,led by skipper Michael Arblaster’s 62 and Charlie Dummer’s 56 and then dismissedthe Lakers for just 94.

Scott Ulcigrai (39) was the only Lake resistance, with Ben Mitchell taking 4-21.

‘‘It could not have gone better,’’ Arblaster said.

Shot: Kookas’ Kish Patel goes on the attack in round two against Kiama.

Meanwhile, The Rail posted their first win of the season, thrashing Kookas at Oakleigh Park.

The Razorbacksposted 250 off their 50 overs, led by Andrew Warren (55), Kieran Gilly (53) and Pushpinder Singh (42no).

Kookas were rolledfor 143, with Joel Wilstrop taking 3-22. Mick Perry (38) top-scored.Kiama had the bye.

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Clayton Donovan.
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Australia’s only hatted indigenous chef and star of the ABC’s Wild Kitchen, Clayton Donovan, will launchthe Bellingen Shire Local Food Guide and Growers’ Market flyerlaunch at the Bellingen Growers Market on Saturday, November 14 from 9.30am.

The guide and flyer were developed with the help of the shire’s food businesses and community groups and include 45 entries of local food producers, processors, suppliers, markets and community initiatives. The Growers’ Market flyer highlights four markets in the shire where customers can source local food.

Clayton began foraging with his Aunty Jess around their Mid North Coast home from the age of four. While this indigenous generational knowledge was shared with him at home, his mum would be trying new recipes from Europe, and it was this fusion of flavours that left an indelible mark and defined his career as a celebrated chef and champion of bush foods. During the launch, Claytonwill talk about the native ingredients that can be sourced from the bush and how they can be used in moderncuisine.

The event will start with a Gumbaynggirr Welcome to Country and finish with sweet treats cooked by Clayton. Tea and coffee will be available at the Growers’ Market stall and the market café will be open for lunch. Music will be performed by the members of Janugiina, Uncle Michael Jarrett and Larry Hancock in Gumbaynggirr language. Janugiina is a word used in the eagle and fire dreaming story and is a request for energy/power. Entertainment will be performed by the Akabella Choir.

Mayor Mark Troy said this event was an excellent opportunity for council to acknowledge and support the value of the local food economy and community-driven local food initiatives.

“The aim of the guide and flyer are to increasethe awareness and appreciation of local food sources to help local farmers and producers thrive and recognise the excellent work done by community groups creating local markets, community gardens, edible streetscapes, as well as saving heritage seeds,” Cr Troy said.

“I encourage residents and visitors to our beautiful shire to talk to producers, processors, restaurants and cafés to get to know your local food. Buying local food means that we are reducing our reliance on fossil fuel transport and have the freshest and most nutritious food available. I welcome you to savour our local food culture.”

Council will also present the local food guide at the Mid North Coast Food Forum to be held on November 9.The launch and food forum are part of the Living Coast Festival running throughout the month of November. See the full calendar of festival events on the ‘Our Living Coast’ website at梧桐夜网ourlivingcoast南京夜网419论坛

For more information contact Sandy Eager, council’s sustainability officer on 6655 7300 [email protected]论坛

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