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Wild weather on its way to Mandurah

Wild weather on its way to Mandurah

The period of heaviest rain is expected to be from Sunday evening through to early Monday morning and may cause flash flooding.Thislatest warning from BoM was issued at 1.15pm.
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An approaching low pressure system and cold front will produce areas of heavy rainfall southwest of a line from Mandurah to Katanning to Albany.

The period of heaviest rain is expected to be from Sunday evening through to early Monday morning and may cause flash flooding.

At 1pm, radar and satellite imagery showed areas of rain over the warning area with heavy rain in the vicinity of Bunbury and Collie.

A flood watch has also been issued for the South West District, for further details please refer to http://梧桐夜网bom.gov419论坛/wa/warnings/.

Between 9am and 1pm: Acton Park (near Busselton) recorded 14.4 millimetres of rain and Bunbury 12 millimetres.

Windy conditions are currently being experienced about the Southwest Capes. Cape Leeuwin recorded a wind gust of 74 kilometres per hour at 12:14pm.

This will continue and extend to remaining coastal parts of the warning area during the afternoon.

The risk of damaging winds is now expected with the passage of the low pressure system from late Sunday night into early Monday morning in coastal parts between Lancelin and Bunbury, including coastal parts of the Perth Metropolitan area.

Damaging winds to 100 kilometres per hour could cause damage to homes and property.

Conditions will ease during Monday morning.

Higher than normal tides are still likely in coastal parts.

This is typical weather for this time of year but winds and particularly the rain may cause damage to property and make road conditions hazardous.

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:

If outside find safe shelter away from trees, power lines, storm water drains and streams.Close your curtains and blinds, and stay inside away from windows.Unplug electrical appliances and do not use land line telephones if there is lightning.If there is flooding, create your own sandbags by using pillow cases filled with sand and place them around doorways to protect your home.If boating, swimming or surfing leave the water.Do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.Slow down and turn your headlights on.Be alert and watch for hazards on the road such as fallen power lines and loose debris.If it is raining heavily and you can not see, pull over and park with your hazard lights on until the rain clears.If your home or property has significant damage, like a badly damaged roof or flooding, call the SES on 132 500.

This warning is also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau’s web site at 梧桐夜网bom.gov419论坛 or call 1300 659 213.

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Deer hunters in sights

Deer hunters in sights

CONFISCATED: David Jenkin with a rifled seized from a deer hunter during a weekend operation, which police will apply in court to have destroyed. Picture: MARK JESSER
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POLICE have been pleased by the results of a weekend deer hunting operation, with only one shooter caught in breach of the rules.

Officers joined staff from the Game Management Authority on Friday and Saturday, and targeted hunters in the Buckland Valley.

They spoke to about 90 people and stopped about 40 vehicles, and only detected one weapons offence.

A 27-year-old Melbourne man had his gun seized after being caught driving on the Mount Selwyn Track while the weapon wasloaded on Saturday.

Police will apply to have the gun destroyed.

The results are in stark contrast to a similar operation in May which saw 16 people caught breaking the law.

Five guns were seized and police expressed concern about the number of offences that had been detected.

But Leading Senior Constable David Jenkin of Myrtleford police said deer hunters appeared to be getting the message.

“We did really well at the weekend,” he said.

“We were impressed by the results and the attitude of the hunters.

“The operation was conducted as a follow-up to the one in May and we only seized one gun.”

Senior Constable Jenkin said the the Game Management Authority had also issued tickets to people without current game licences, and police also issued a penalty notice to a person who blocked a road with their car.

“The hunters are being vigilant in the carriage and storage of ammunition,” he said.

“They’re observing the property boundaries and national park boundaries and they’re generally trying to be compliant with the regulations.

“I would say I was happy with the level of compliance we had.”

Seven people had taken part in the operation.

Senior Constable Jenkin said the operations would continue to be conducted at random times.

“These operations with continue throughout the year,” he said.

“I hope to see continued compliance.

“It was quite pleasing to see the results.”

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NTFA: Rocherlea v George TownPhotos

NTFA: Rocherlea v George TownPhotos

NTFA: Rocherlea v George Town | Photos NTFA: Rocherlea v George Town. Picture: Scott Gelston.
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NTFA: Rocherlea v George Town. Picture: Scott Gelston.

NTFA: Rocherlea v George Town. Picture: Scott Gelston.

NTFA: Rocherlea v George Town. Picture: Scott Gelston.

NTFA: Rocherlea v George Town. Picture: Scott Gelston.

NTFA: Rocherlea v George Town. Picture: Scott Gelston.

NTFA: Rocherlea v George Town. Picture: Scott Gelston.

NTFA: Rocherlea v George Town. Picture: Scott Gelston.

NTFA: Rocherlea v George Town. Picture: Scott Gelston.

NTFA: Rocherlea v George Town. Picture: Scott Gelston.

NTFA: Rocherlea v George Town. Picture: Scott Gelston.

NTFA: Rocherlea v George Town. Picture: Scott Gelston.

NTFA: Rocherlea v George Town. Picture: Scott Gelston.

NTFA: Rocherlea v George Town. Picture: Scott Gelston.

NTFA: Rocherlea v George Town. Picture: Scott Gelston.

NTFA: Rocherlea v George Town. Picture: Scott Gelston.

NTFA: Rocherlea v George Town. Picture: Scott Gelston.

NTFA: Rocherlea v George Town. Picture: Scott Gelston.

NTFA: Rocherlea v George Town. Picture: Scott Gelston.

NTFA: Rocherlea v George Town. Picture: Scott Gelston.

NTFA: Rocherlea v George Town. Picture: Scott Gelston.

NTFA: Rocherlea v George Town. Picture: Scott Gelston.

NTFA: Rocherlea v George Town. Picture: Scott Gelston.

NTFA: Rocherlea v George Town. Picture: Scott Gelston.

NTFA: Rocherlea v George Town. Picture: Scott Gelston.

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Wildlife heroes always in need

Wildlife heroes always in need

YACKANDANDAH wildlife shelter Kangaloola has again hit hard times, six months after a shortage of cash almost forced its closure.
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The not-for-profit shelter has enough money for now, but desperately needs more –along with volunteer help –to keep its vital work going.

A lack of native grasses in bushland across the area has resulted in a steady growth in the number of animals having to be cared for by Glenda and Ron Elliott and their helpers.

“We’ve got so many babies at the moment,” Mrs Elliott said on Friday.

“We’re rescuing full-grown wombats in the town of Wodonga that are coming from God knows where, they’re justcrossing the highway.”

Mrs Elliott said there were a lot of places in bushland that were just bare dirt.

“It used to be grass. We’ve had a lot of rain in the past few weeks, and that’s been really good, but we still need a lot more,” she said.

“It doesn’t rain like it use to. And the trees are in such bad condition with no canopy, so therefore the frost gets in on the native grasses.”

The shelter received an outpouring of financial and other support after it was revealed last December that it was facing closure.

It needed at least $3000 to keep operating beyond January, though that was enough for only six months.

Mrs Elliott said “things are OK” now, “but we always need extra support because it is an ongoing thing”.

“People have beenfantastic with help, including financially, butthere’s just more and more animals needing help.”

It costs the Elliott’s $970 a month for milk, plus another $400 to $500 for specialised milks.At least$160 a week is needed for hay, blood tests cost $200 to $300 and X-rays $150.

“It’s just on and on and on just for the basics,” Mrs Elliott said.

Anyone wanting to offer ongoing support is welcome to provide regular pledges.

The Elliotts would also like to hear from anyone who can provide strategic help, as they received from one supporter at Baranduda.

““Apparently there’s a lot of government grants around, but we don’t have time to do that and we don’t know how to do it or where to go,” Mrs Elliottsaid.

“It’s a big shelter, probably one of the biggest in Victoria and the cost is just amazing.”

Volunteers who were willing to help regardless of the weather are also wanted.

“A lot of people say they’ll come out and help but they don’t, they say it’s too cold or too wet,” she said.

Anyone wanting to help or report injured wildlife could do so via the website atkangaloolawildlifeshelter.org419论坛and by phoning (02) 6027 0814 or 0407 412 750.

Tawny frogmouth. Picture by MARK JESSER

Kangaloola Wildlife Shelter’s Sarah Smith with some young Eastern Grey Kangaroos. Picture: MARK JESSER

Kangaloola Wildlife Shelter’s Sarah Smith with some young Eastern Grey Kangaroos. Picture: MARK JESSER

Kangaloola Wildlife Shelter’s Sarah Smith with some young Eastern Grey Kangaroos. Picture: MARK JESSER

An emu at Kangaloola Wildlife Shelter. Picture: MARK JESSER

Womats at the wildlife shelter. Picture: MARK JESSER

A two-month old joey. Picture: MARK JESSER

Kangaroos at the shelter. Picture: MARK JESSER

A two-month old joey at the shelter. Picture: MARK JESSER

A two-month old joey at the shelter. Picture: MARK JESSER

Kangaloola Wildlife Shelter’s Sarah Smith with some young Eastern Grey Kangaroos. Picture: MARK JESSER

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Seahawks stand up in finals-like atmospherePhotos

Seahawks stand up in finals-like atmospherePhotos

Seahawks stand up in finals-like atmosphere | Photos Warrnambool Seahawks V Keilor Thunder. Pictures: Rob Gunstone
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Warrnambool Seahawks V Keilor Thunder. Pictures: Rob Gunstone

Warrnambool Seahawks V Keilor Thunder. Pictures: Rob Gunstone

Warrnambool Seahawks V Keilor Thunder. Pictures: Rob Gunstone

Warrnambool Seahawks V Keilor Thunder. Pictures: Rob Gunstone

Warrnambool Seahawks V Keilor Thunder. Pictures: Rob Gunstone

Warrnambool Seahawks V Keilor Thunder. Pictures: Rob Gunstone

Warrnambool Seahawks V Keilor Thunder. Pictures: Rob Gunstone

Warrnambool Seahawks V Keilor Thunder. Pictures: Rob Gunstone

Warrnambool Seahawks V Keilor Thunder. Pictures: Rob Gunstone

Warrnambool Seahawks V Keilor Thunder. Pictures: Rob Gunstone

Warrnambool Seahawks V Keilor Thunder. Pictures: Rob Gunstone

Warrnambool Seahawks V Keilor Thunder. Pictures: Rob Gunstone

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Club, match management to blame for lack of lights

Club, match management to blame for lack of lights

AFL Tasmania general manager Shaun Young has said there were failings on two accounts on Saturday when the TSL game between Western Storm and Glenorchy finished in near darkness without the Aurora Stadium lights being turned on.
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“One is that the lights weren’t on and should have been on and activated at three-quarter time and that has obviously failed to be done by Western Storm whose home game it was,” Young said.

“And once it was realised that wasn’t occurring then the match management of the day should have realised that and initiated that ourselves.”

Young said given the later start time of 2.45pm he believed it would have been appropriate for the lights to have been turned on at three-quarter time.

He said cost was not an issue in the failure to activate the lights.

“This is something I will need to further look into tomorrow when I am back at work as to the reasonwhy they weren’t initiated and implemented the lights and to ensure that doesn’t happen again.”

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Hockey gets green light at Welby: PHOTOS

Hockey gets green light at Welby: PHOTOS

Hockey gets green light at Welby: PHOTOS Lucinda Knowles (left) races a Burrawang opponent to the ball. Photo by Josh Bartlett
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Bowral’s Kell Corby (right) looks to take the ball away from a Burrawang opponent. Photo by Josh Bartlett

Bowral’s Lucinda Knowles takes the ball away from her defensive area. Photo by Josh Bartlett

Bowral’s Lucinda Knowles (right) looks to steal possession on Sunday. Photo by Josh Bartlett

Bowral’s Millie Arnott finds some space on Sunday. Photo by Josh Bartlett

Millie Arnott controls the ball before she looks to pass to a team mate. Photo by Josh Bartlett

Fiona Saunders starts to celebrate after scoring a goal. Photo by Josh Bartlett

Fiona Saunders starts to celebrate after scoring a goal. Photo by Josh Bartlett

Bowral’s Kell Corby looks to find a way past Burrawang goalkeeper Karen Algie. Photo by Josh Bartlett

Burrawang’s Leanne Cleary brings the ball back into play. Photo by Josh Bartlett

Bowral’s Grant Alcock looks to pass the ball to a team mate. Photo by Josh Bartlett

Mittagong’s Mark Chadwick (32) puts pressure on his Bowral opponent. Photo by Josh Bartlett

Craig Thomas takes the ball away for Mittagong. Photo by Josh Bartlett

Action from the Bowral Wallabies v Mittagong Cheetahs third grade men’s hockey game. Photo by Josh Bartlett

Action from the Mittagong firsts v Bowral Penguins seconds men’s hockey game. Photo by Josh Bartlett

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Penaluna leads way in back-to-back wins

Penaluna leads way in back-to-back wins

HOT HAND: Elyse Penaluna starred in the Bendigo Lady Braves victories against Hobart Chargers and Launceston Tornadoes. Picture: BILL CONROY
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TALENTED forward Elyse Penaluna showed how vital she will be in the Champions IGA Bendigo Lady Braves play-offs push in the weekend’s basketball double in Tasmania.

Penaluna achieved a team-high of 26 points in Friday night’s win in Hobartand followed up with 17 points in Saturday’s clash with Launceston.

Stand-in coach Bernie Harrower was rapt with Penaluna’s play and the team’s effort to achieve a clean-sweep in the latest round of the South East Australia Basketball League season.

“This was another massive weekend for us in terms of moving up the ladder and earning a home final,” Harrower said.

It was the second week running where Bendigo beat a team which had a superb record at home.

Hobart’s tally at home was 6-1 ahead of the round 14 clash.

After starting this season playing with Basketball Australia’s Centre of Excellence, Penaluna rejoined the Lady Braves earlier this month.

Her first game back in the Bendigo colours was at Sandringham.

Penaluna’s play in attack and defence was a key feature of the Lady Braves wins against the Chargers and Tornadoes.

“Elyse showed just how good she is,” Harrower said.

“She dominated at Hobart. It was not just some big baskets, but her defensive play was a standout.

“Elyse can be a shot-blocker and some of the deflections became steals for us.”

Bendigo won a hard-fought duel withHobart.

The Chargers led 18-14 at quarter-time before Bendigo struck back to win the second term, 21-12.

Bendigo held a one-point lead at the start of the final term.

Hobart charged to a six-point buffer, but Bendigo struck back through the play of Stacia Robertson, Penaluna and Kerryn Harrington.

A three-pointer by Hobart’s Kathleen Scheer was answered with a basket by Harrington from beyond the arc.

Another three by Harrington put Bendigo in front.

When Wilson’s three capped a Penaluna defensive rebound the Braves led 64-58 at just over two minutes to play.

A great contest ended in a 66-64 victory for Bendigo.

Penaluna racked up 26 points and 11 rebounds.

The Australian Opals forward had great support from Kelly Wilson, 16 points and seven rebounds; Robertson, 14 points and 16 rebounds; and Harrington, 10 points.

Strong defence was a feature of Bendigo’s win against Launceston.

The Lady Braves led 35-32 at half-time and went on to win 80-53.

Best for the Lady Braves were Kelly Wilson 25 points; Robertson, 21 points and 13 rebounds; Penaluna, 17 points and 11 rebounds; Harrington, 14 points.

The Lady Braves are 10-7 and three wins clear of Frankston in the play-offs race.

Bendigo is at home next Saturday to play Canberra from 6pm.

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High winds and rain set to batter the south west of WA

High winds and rain set to batter the south west of WA

A cold front will bring heavy rain and wind to the South West. Photo: Chris HopkinsHeavy rains and high winds are likely to batter WA from Mandurah to Albany on Sunday.
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The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe weather warning for the lower west, South West and south coastal districts.

This includes Mandurah, Bunbury, Busselton, Bridgetown, Margaret River and Albany.

A BoM spokesman said an approaching low pressure system and cold front would produce heavy rainfall between Bunbury and Walpole that could intensify from Sunday afternoon until Monday morning.

“Potentially damaging winds to 100km/h could also develop during Sunday morning about the Southwest Capes with the risk extending to coastal areas between Mandurah and Augusta in the afternoon,” he said.

Higher than normal tides may cause flooding of low-lying coastal areas in the Geographe Bay area, including Busselton and Dunsborough, on Sunday morning.

“This is typical weather for this of year, but winds and particularly the rain may cause damage to property and make road conditions hazardous,” the spokesman said.

If your home or property has significant damage, like a badly damaged roof or flooding, call the SES on 132 500.

Perth, by comparison, seems set for a day of showers increasing into the evening with a maximum temperature of 20 degrees.

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Reclaim Australia Perth protesters face off with anti-racism activists

Reclaim Australia Perth protesters face off with anti-racism activists

Anti-Islam marchers at the Reclaim Australia rally held in Perth in April. Photo: Adrian BeattieRally organisers say ‘they stand against extremism’
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Two anti-racism protesters were handcuffed after a melee with police at the Reclaim Australia rally at Parliament House on Sunday.

About 250 protesters for the Reclaim Australia movement were greeted by a counter rally of equal numbers at Solidarity Park.

Some of the anti-racism activists, who were carrying banners and signs and heckling the right-wing group’s speeches, had gathered at close proximity behind the Reclaim Australia camp, chanting “Nazi scum off our streets”.

As the heckling grew more agitated police dragged a man from the crowd.

A group of about 50 other protesters rushed to the man’s aid and a number of police on horseback had to intervene between protesters and the police officers.

One man was handcuffed and brought to the northern side of Parliament Place.

Another man was also removed from the crowd and put into handcuffs.

About 40 police officers, some on horseback, were keeping a watchful eye on the opposing rallies and built lines of separation between the protesting groups.

Danielle of Fremantle brought her two teenaged children along to show support for Australian Muslims.

“I want Australian Muslims to know that not all Australians feel the way the Reclaim Australia supporters do,” she said.

“I’m embarrassed and shamed by them.”

Members of Anonymous – ‘an idea, not a group’, said they believed the federal government was causing the problem in creating a climate of fear.

“The threat isn’t Islam – it’s the government selling our future,” an Anonymous member said.

Craig from southern River was there to express his point of view as part of the Reclaim Australia movement.

“I’m sick of the hypocrisy and double standards, mate.”

He said he believed a kind of reverse racism had entered the Australian culture.

“It’s like their (Islamic) culture is more important than ours. My 10-year-old had never been in a nativity play because it might offend someone. No one’s banning Ramadan,” he said.

WA campaign group United Against Racism and Bigotry had called for people to challenge “racists and far-right activists” gathering at the historic site of the 1997 “Workers’ Embassy” via social media.

Earlier UABR spokesperson Miranda Wood said that there was no doubting the intent of the Reclaim Australia protesters who were also staging their rally at the park.

“Let’s be clear about who these people are. These people are racist. These people are dangerous. They openly oppose multiculturalism and immigration,” she said.

“We’re rallying to say these people have no right bringing their violent hate speech to our public spaces.”

Organisers for Reclaim Australia, who describe themselves on their Facebook page as “patriotic Australians” (…) who “stand together to stop halal tax, sharia law and islamisation”, said they were expecting a vocal turn-out of supporters from all walks of life, colour and ethnicity to stand against extremism. Early start at the Reclaim Australia and Anti-Racism rallies in Perth @AAPNewswire#perthnewspic.twitter南京夜网/oM9Lmgu0Tm— Sarah Motherwell (@SarahMotherwell) July 19, 2015

The organisation’s Facebook page said that the peaceful rally was part of a national Reclaim Australia campaign.

It intended to highlight to “the people of Australia that we have had enough of minorities not fitting in and trying to change our Australian cultural identity”.

“This is not a supremacist rally, it will simply be true blue, patriotic Aussies standing together to stop minorities changing our country to suit their needs.” the Facebook page announced.

Other similar rallies in Melbourne and Sydney have been marked with confrontation and violence and a strong police reaction including mounted police, the use of capsicum sprays and arrests.

Rallies and counter-rallies were also held on Sunday in Sydney, Hobart, Canberra, and Brisbane, with federal Coalition MP George Christensen addressing a Reclaim Australia rally in Mackay, Queensland.

Reclaim Australia organisers have been contacted for comment.

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