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Pye ruled out of Bathurst 12 Hour

RULED OUT: An alteration to the driver ranking system means V8 Supercars talent Scott Pye will no longer be able to compete at next month’s Bathurst 12 Hour. Photo: GETTY IMAGES 012216scottpyeMOTOR SPORT
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V8 Supercars driver Scott Pye has been forced out of the Bathurst 12 Hour on account of a last minute change to the International Automobile Federation (FIA) seedings.

Pye was due to drive with Maranello Motorsport, but with his driver ranking upgraded by the FIA from silver to gold, he can no longer fill the position.

He is the second V8 Supercars driver this week to have been ruled out of next month’s endurance event, defending Bathurst 1000 champion Craig Lowndes the other. He will not take part after breaking his collarbone during a weekend motorbike ride.

The Bathurst 12 Hour demands no more than two seeded (platinum or gold) drivers can be on a team.

Now the FIA has stated that all full-time V8 Supercars drivers will be declared gold licence drivers.

Pye was set to drive with Mika Salo, Toni Vilander (both platinum) and Tony D’Alberto (silver), but the team has now been left to search for a new driver.

Perthville’s Grant Denyer, who has a silver rating, is a possible candidate to fill that position, having had experience with a Ferrari 458 GT3.

He and D’Alberto teamed up in last year’s Australian GT Championship and finished as runners-up.

The news will be difficult for Pye to take considering that the Bathurst 12 Hour rules at the time of team entries being taken stated that driver rankings would remain as they were on December 1.

Mark Coffey, Maranello Motorsport boss, told Speedcafe南京夜网 he would not dispute the change.

“Part of the endurance game around the world is to find the right balance of drivers and seeing Scott as silver was a good get at the time,” he said.

“But I think you’ve got to be fair and understand that a full-time V8 Supercar driver should be ranked as a gold.

“I’d like to see that race run on a competitive, level playing field and I don’t want people to think that we’ve tricked the system.

“I didn’t hesitate to agree that he should be gold.”

No other driver lineups have been affected by the changes.

One V8 driver who will take part, Garth Tander, feels the Bathurst 12 Hour will actually prove to be a bonus when the Supercars championship starts in Adelaide in March.

Tander said the chance to get actual racing under his belt ahead of the season-opening Clipsal 500 can only be a benefit.

“It certainly won’t hurt, that’s for sure,” Tander said.

“Going through the process of a race weekend – qualifying, the race, the strategy, all that sort of stuff – just fires the mind back up again.”

The event is far from some kind of exhibition drive as well, with Tander saying the quality of field shows how determined everyone is to secure a win.

The Bathurst 12 Hour event runs from February 5-7.

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BMX stars high achievers

When Saya Sakakibara and Kai Sakakibara were named joint winners of the Sports Achievement Award at Wollongong’s Australia DayCitizenship and Achievement Awards they impressed everyone with what they have accomplished.
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Sports stars: Martin Ward, Saya Sakakibara, Kai Sakakibara, Daichi Yamaguchi and Yuki Sakakibara at City Beach Function Centre on Thursday. Picture: Greg Ellis.

The siblings from Helensburghrepresent Australia and NSW at an elite sports level and between them hold Australian, NSW and World BMX titles.

Sport Achievement recipients: BMX super siblings Saya Sakakibara and Kai Sakakibara, of Helensburgh are among the best in the world. Picture: Greg Ellis.

They revealed how busy thatkeeps them after accepting the award on Thursday night at City Beach Function Centre.

On Friday they flew to Cairns and will then travel to Brisbane for Australia Day before flying to New Zealand.

“We go all over the place,” Kai said.

“The Australian National Series runs from the beginning of January through to March. It started off on the Gold Coast, we are up in Cairns this weekend and in Auckland the weekend after that for the Continental Championships then back down to Shepparton in Victoria and then Bathurst. We areracing everywhere. But our home track is Albion Park.”

Saya said they both trained every day.

“We have a gym program and do some sprints on the road,” she said.

Saya, 16, has been theWorld number one in her age group for the last three years.

She is presently number one rider for Australia, ACT and NSW.

She won the 2015 BMX Australia National Series which involvedcompeting in events all over Australia.

Saya has just been awarded BMX NSW Members Choice Senior Female Rider of the Year and alsovolunteers her time to coach others. She is also regarded as a high achiever at school.

Kai, 19, was the first to start competing and has done so for15 years.

2015 was his first year in the Elite Open Category for riders over 19. He achieved fifth in the Australian National Series and Championships and first in the NSW State Series, NSW State Championships and World Championships.

Kai has been a part of the BMX Australia Development Academy since 2014, and has been selected for 2016. He has also been selected for the BMX NSW State Team. In 2015 he was namedambassador for theSouthlake Illawarra BMX Club.He is theBMX NSW Member’s choice Senior Male Rider of the Year and wants to represent Australia atthe 2016 and 2020 Olympic Games.

“It is awesome to both get recognised together like this,” hesaid.

“We have both been in the sport a long time. Just as I have been able to help Saya get to where she is..she has been the one to push me when I need it. To be recognised together is awesome.”

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What’s On the Border

Sing Australia Albury Wodonga, Monday, January 25, 7.30-9.30pm, Senior Citizens Hall, Havelock St, Join song loving, friendly people enjoying a range of songs. Meet each Monday excluding public holidays. Phone: 0429 966 682.Thurgoona Toastmasters meet Wednesday, January 27, 7pm until 9pm, Thurgoona Country Club Resort, 1 Evesham Place Thurgoona. 0408 623 887; email: [email protected] or 梧桐夜网thurgoonatoastmasters.org.Dance Lessons, Wednesday, January 27, 10am – noon, Senior Citizens Halls Wodonga.Square Dancing, Wednesday, January 27, 7.30 – 9.30pm, Wodonga Senior Citizens Hall, Havelock St, $5 per person, includes tea and coffee, for more information call Jacques, Phone: 0400 934 334.Old time dance, Thursday, January 28, 7.30 – 10pm, Senior Citizens Hall Wodonga, Supper provided.Albury Wodonga Stroke Recovery Club, Thursday, January 28, 10.30am, Thurgoona Country Resort, the group meets on the last Thursday of each month. Guest speaker Ross from the Guide Dog Association. Phone: 1300 650 594Corowa Old Time and New Vogue Dance, Friday, January 29, Corowa Golf Club Auditorium. 7.30 to 11.00pm Entry $7, Russell’s Dance Music, light supper provided, all welcome. Phone: (02) 60 332589.Age Concern Dance, Friendship Day, Thursday, January, 31, at Sacred Heart Hall, Mate Street Nth Albury.12.45 to 1.15 walk throughs. 1.30 – 4.30 pm All styles of dance Old-Time, New Vogue & Social.Tea, Coffee & Biscuits. $5.00 Entry . All Welcome.For more information : Phone 0425 796 868.Probus Club of Albury West, Monday, February 1, 10am, The Commercial Club Visitors and new members welcome. Phone: (02) 6043 3431.Sing Australia Albury Wodonga, Monday, February 1, 7.30-9.30pm, Senior Citizens Hall, Havelock St, Join song loving, friendly people enjoying a range of songs. Meet each Monday excluding public holidays. Phone: 0429 966 682.Wodonga Historical Society will meet on Tuesday 2nd February at Wodonga Football Club rooms at 2.00pm. Guest speakers Barry & Sandra Rogers. Enquiries (02) 6059 6064.Old time dance, Saturday, January 30, 7.30 – 10pm, Senior Citizens Hall Wodonga, Supper provided.Square Dancing, Wednesday, February 3, 7.30 – 9.30pm, Wodonga Senior Citizens Hall, Havelock St, $5 per person, includes tea and coffee, for more information call Jacques, Phone: 0400 934 334.Age Concern Dance, Thursday, February 4, at Sacred Heart Hall, Mate Street Nth Albury.12.45 to 1.15 walk throughs. 1.30 – 4.30 pm All styles of dance Old-Time, New Vogue & Social.Tea, Coffee & Biscuits. $5.00 Entry . All Welcome.For more information : Phone 0425 796 868.Tallangatta Old-time dance, Saturday, February 6, 8pm, Anglican Parish Hall, $5 entry, All welcome, Phone: (02) 60271 813National Servicemen’s Association Albury/Wodonga Sub Branch next Social Meeting will be held on Sunday, February 7, at Cafe Borellas Albury, noon, All Nasho’s welcome. Contact Don, Phone: (02) 6023 6541.Sing Australia Albury Wodonga, Monday, February 8, 7.30-9.30pm, Senior Citizens Hall, Havelock St, Join song loving, friendly people enjoying a range of songs. Meet each Monday excluding public holidays. Phone: 0429 966 682.Thurgoona Toastmasters meet Wednesday, February 10, 7pm until 9pm, Thurgoona Country Club Resort, 1 Evesham Place Thurgoona. 0408 623 887; email: [email protected] or 梧桐夜网thurgoonatoastmasters.org.National Seniors Australia Albury Branch AGM, Wednesday, February 10, 10am, Albury Club, Kiewa St. Phone: (02) 60400 554.Square Dancing, Wednesday, February 10, 7.30 – 9.30pm, Wodonga Senior Citizens Hall, Havelock St, $5 per person, includes tea and coffee, for more information call Jacques, Phone: 0400 934 334.Age Concern Dance, Thursday, February 11, at Sacred Heart Hall, Mate Street Nth Albury.12.45 to 1.15 walk throughs. 1.30 – 4.30 pm All styles of dance Old-Time, New Vogue & Social.Tea, Coffee & Biscuits. $5.00 Entry . All Welcome.For more information : Phone 0425 796 868.Jindera Twilight Country Market, Saturday, February 13, 5pm- 8pm, Jindera Recreational Reserve, Find us on Facebook and like and share our page to keep up to date, Phone: 0439 555 520Henty Lodge meets, Sunday, February 14, at the CWA Hall Lynne Street Henty, 1pm, All member welcome. Phone: 0409 834 426.Sing Australia Albury Wodonga, Monday, February 15, 7.30-9.30pm, Senior Citizens Hall, Havelock St, Join song loving, friendly people enjoying a range of songs. Meet each Monday excluding public holidays. Phone: 0429 966 682.Square Dancing, Wednesday, February 17, 7.30 – 9.30pm, Wodonga Senior Citizens Hall, Havelock St, $5 per person, includes tea and coffee, for more information call Jacques, Phone: 0400 934 334.Age Concern Dance, Thursday, February 18, at Sacred Heart Hall, Mate Street Nth Albury.12.45 to 1.15 walk throughs. 1.30 – 4.30 pm All styles of dance Old-Time, New Vogue & Social.Tea, Coffee & Biscuits. $5.00 Entry . All Welcome.For more information : Phone 0425 796 868.Sing Australia Albury Wodonga, Monday, February 22, 7.30-9.30pm, Senior Citizens Hall, Havelock St, Join song loving, friendly people enjoying a range of songs. Meet each Monday excluding public holidays. Phone: 0429 966 682.Age Concern Dance Friendship Day, Thursday, February 25, at Sacred Heart Hall, Mate Street Nth Albury.12.45 to 1.15 walk throughs. 1.30 – 4.30 pm All styles of dance Old-Time, New Vogue & Social.Tea, Coffee & Biscuits. $5.00 Entry . All Welcome.For more information : Phone 0425 796 868.Tallangatta Old-time dance, Saturday, March 5, 8pm, Anglican Parish Hall, $5 entry, All welcome, Phone: (02) 60271 813Jindera Country Market, Sunday, March 13, 8.30am- 1pm, Jindera Recreational Reserve, Find us on Facebook and like and share our page to keep up to date, Phone: 0439 555 520Jindera Country Market, Sunday, April 10, 8.30am- 1pm, Jindera Recreational Reserve, Find us on Facebook and like and share our page to keep up to date, Phone: 0439 555 520Beechworth Drive Back in time, Sunday, May 1, 8am – 3pm, Ford Street Beechworth, Entry costs $5 per vehicle. website: 梧桐夜网beechwortholdcranksclub南京夜网Wish to add an event to the Community Diary? Please send information for events to [email protected]南京夜网419论坛This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net. Continue reading

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Speed limit lifted for the holiday break

While the speed limit through Berry during the Australia Day period will remain unchanged, other areas of the Princes Highway will see their limits lifted to help holiday traffic.Holidaymakers heading south over the Australia Day weekend will get an easier run around the Princes Highway upgrade thanks to a boosted speed limit.
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Work on the Princes Highway upgrade –theFoxground and Berry Bypass –will stop until January 27 “to minimise the impact on motorists travelling during the final weekend of the summer school holidays and for Australia Day,” said Kiama MP Gareth Ward.

The speed limit along thePrinces Highway between Toolijooa Road and just south of Andersons Lane will be increased to80km/h.

The existing 60km/h speed limit from Tindalls Lane to the 50 km/h zone north of Berry will remain in place, as will the 60km/h speed limit near Schofields Lane.

The 50km/h speed limitthrough Berry will also remain unchanged.

“Roadwork speed limits will be back in place from 7am on Wednesday 27th January, when work resumes on the $580 million project to upgrade the Princes Highway between Toolijooa Road and Andersons Lane,” Mr Ward said

Work has been suspended on the upgrades for every holiday weekend since Christmas 2014, in an effort to reduce traffic congestion around these busy times.

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Lockhart doctor honoured by Australia Day award

Lockhart doctor honoured by Australia Day award Dr Ken Mackey.
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Dr Ken Mackey encouraged others to donate blood after an accident left him requiring eight units.

Riverina Division of General Practice and Primary Health annual dinner at the Country Comfort in 2006. Graham Gorrel, director, guest speaker Kathryn Fox, chair Ken Mackey, ceo Nancye Piercy and director Tony Hobbs.

Lockhart GP Dr Ken Mackey on the mend after a serious cycle accident – at the rehabilitation section of Wagga Base Hospital.

Lockhart GP Dr Ken Mackey on the mend after a serious cycle accident – at the rehabilitation section of Wagga Base Hospital

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Cutting cane costs the Tuffin way

Ayr-based Cane harvester/grower Gerard Tuffin has worked in the Burdekin sugar cane industry for close to 40 years and is still as enthusiastic about his work now as he was when he began.
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Since Ayr’sGerard Tuffin hopped on his first cane harvester atage 17 he has continually strived toincreasehis cane-relatedknowledge base to keep his production costs to a minimum.

Gerard has worked as a contract harvester for close to40 years and got into the growing side of the industry six years ago when he leased his first70 acre farm in the town, which was followed by him going in on second lease arrangement on a45 acre block 12 months ago.

He said setting up a farm in the current economic climate has been tough due to the cost of production.

More recently the amount of water he’s havingto pump to irrigate his crop due to the lack of rain is really pushing that cost up.

“Based on thefigures from December, the cost of production is eclipsing the premium by $1.30/tonne,” Gerard said.

“We’re looking at a slight improvement in January based on the sugar price lift but it’ll still bea negative situation,” he said.

“What I want as a grower are the highest premiums and the lowest charges.”

He said that need is why marketing is such a hot topic at present.

“Wilmar’s currently proposing that they should have full control over forward pricing.

In my opinion it’s healthy to have competition, it doesn’t matter if that competition comes fromQSL or another sugar marketing entity, but one marketer shouldn’t be able to monopolise the market, as it’s the growers that benefit from the marketers keeping each other in check regarding pricing.

To try and attempt to increase his profit marginGerard does as much work as he can in-house.

“I’m a jack-of-all-trades, I’m a harvester, grower, boilermaker and diesel fitter; if I can find a way to do something myself to lower my costs I’ll learn how.

The harvester that is the lifeblood of Gerard’s incomewas purchased in 1993 and in his estimation is on its second million tonne of cane.

“I do all my repairs in-house, my son Jesse is a diesel fitter by trade so together if we have any problems with any of our machinery we fix it. It’s just one way we keep our costs down.”

In an average year Gerard will harvest 45,000t of cane for the eight growers in his group (including himself) which amounts to him having to get through 500t per day.

“Of that total pool I get paid to harvest by the other members in my group I also have to cut 4000t of my own cane to contribute towards that the total.”

A standard day for Gerard during the harvest season begins at 3.30am and won’t see him return to bed until 11.00pm after a full day of working involving cultivating his own crop and harvesting the cane for the other growers.

At present Gerard is enjoying the relatively sedate pace that the off-harvest season affords.

“This is the time of year when I do maintenance on the harvester and focus on the farm, and I get to sleep in until about 7am.”

Gerard said one of the big harvesting issuesat present is that about 15pc of the material being processed through the mill is non-cane matter like dirt and trash.

“It’s a problem for the mill because the foreign matter is wearing the boiler tubes out and wears out the milling train,so theywant us to cut more effectively to avoid the non-cane build up.But that causes a bit of a catch-22 situation for the harvesters as we have to cut as quickly as possible to reach our quotas.”

Gerard’s varied skillset has allowed him to save money in other ways such as the Massey-Ferguson 188tractor he purchased and is in the process of restoring which will end up being used as a workhorse in his operation for light work.

“By the time it’s fully restored and ready to work in a fortnight I still will have ended up spending a fraction of what I would have to pay for a new tractor of its class.”

On the growing side of the coin this year Gerard is trialing a soy bean rotation crop in a 20 acre block of fallow land.

“It’s a 90 day crop so it fits in nicely during the non-harvest period between November and April.”

Aside from hopefully making some money offthe soy crop, Gerard said the main reason he put the crop in was to inject a healthy dose of nitrogen back into the soil.

“I’m a firm believer that you shouldn’t rape your soil, you should allow your it to rest after three ratoons, which is when I normally ash the ground; tear up the soil and let it lie.

“Where I have the soy crop in this year I’d normally be spreading about 1000t of ash on the 20 hectare paddock to rejuvenate the nitrogen level in the soil.

He said even if I miss out on that fourth or fifth ratoon, by putting all that goodness back in the soil and spelling the paddock I’ll at least double my return with the first ratoon I put back in because I get a much better yield and I’ll have no production costs during the spelling period.

The youngest of six children, Gerard has never left his beloved Ayr, where he purchasedhis parents house that he’s lived in his entire life.

He married fellow Ayr-local Donnain 1984 and the couple have had four children Kristen; Amy; Joel and Jessewho have gone on to enjoy fulfilling careers.

The enthusiasm with which Gerard talks abouthis work speaks volumes about why he has no regrets about never having taken a holiday in close to four decades.

“I love what I do, it’s keeps me active. And our childrenall received a private schooleducation and have gone on to pursue career pathsthey love.

“That’s what I’m proudest of, we raised them up on the back of that harvester.”

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Surge in summer drownings

WATER PERILS: Rivers and inland waterways were the leading cause of drownings in Australia this summer. Lifesavers have issued a plea to central Victorians ahead of Australia Day as they released figures which show a dramatic 16 per cent increase in drownings this summer –with the largest number of deaths occurring in inland waterways.
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Royal Life Saving Societyresearch andpolicy national managerAmy Peden said that 34 per centof the 59 drownings across the country from the start of December to January 18occurred in rivers and dams.

It was a figure which she said would surprise many.

“But people have come to recognise the dangers of swimming at the beach and the risks involved –they do things like swim between the flags to stay safe,” she said.

“In ariver, there won’t besafe, designated places to swim andit can look deceptively calm.

“So the mix of alcohol, currents and submerged objects can be deadly.”

Eleven people drowned this summerin Victoria andthe majority of them –73 per cent –were men.

Across the state, 27 per cent of the drownings occurred inland.The same amount occurred at sea, which included snorkelling, scuba diving and boating accidents.

The beach accounted for 36 per cent and public swimming pools 9 per cent of the state’s drownings.

“Theleading activity prior to drowningin Victoria was swimming and recreating –sopeople were already in the water when something went wrong,” MsPeden said.

“These are preliminary figures, so there is not yet information onalcohol or tourists, but as general rulealcohol normally accounts for 30 to 40 per cent of drownings.

“We know Australia Day is acelebratory day, we know it is likely to be a hot day and that people will be wanting to get in the water.

“Butwe’re asking people to do their aquatic activities first – then have a drink.”

Swimming and recreating was the prior activity in45 per cent of Victoria’s drowning this summer. Operating a non-aquatic vehicle, such as a car or a tractor, was the prior activity in 18 per cent of drownings, while diving accidents also accounted for 18 per cent.

Royal Life Saving’s CEO Justin Scarr said10 of this summer’sdrownings across the countryoccurred on public holidays.

“We traditionally see a spike in drownings across the warmer months and the holiday period,” he said.

“Tragically, so far this summer we have seen 59 drowning deaths, including 10 on public holidays.

“We urge everyone celebrating this Australia Day to take care, avoid unnecessary risks and be safe around the water.”

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Fierce fight against feral dogs pays off

HIGH ALERT: Tallangatta Valley farmer Stuart Morant is thankful wild dog activity in the Upper Murray region is down on last year, when it was described as “chaotic”.
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WILD dogs are taking the bait in the Upper Murray.

Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning figures show3969 wild dog baits have been laid in the 2015-16 financial yearwith a 25 per cent take rate.

That is on the back of5519 baits going down in 2014-15 with a 15 per centtake rate.

More than 90 wild dogs were killed by trapping or shooting in 2014-15 with 40 of the destructive pests trapped or shot so far in 2015-16.

While the DELWP waspleased with the figures, farmers in the Upper Murray say wild dogs still presenta huge problem and there was plenty of work to be done.

“This time last year, it was chaotic, dogs were everywhere,” Tallangatta Valley farmer Stuart Morant said.

“We are delighted it’s quiet at the moment but we know it can change at any time.

“They are highly intelligent animals, they haven’t survived this long without being smart.

“That’s why, as farmers, we have always pushed the value of the dog trappers because they really do an outstanding job.”

A new wild dog controller will soon be appointed in the Upper Murray region, which takes in Corryong, Walwa, Granya, Tallangatta Valley and Mitta.

DELWPhas advertised for a controller to replace the experiencedBrian McNamara, who waswidely regarded as one of the best dogmen in the North Eastwith more than 30 years in the position.

The new dogman will be one of four operating in the Upper Murray and will work under Ian Campbell.

It is estimated wild dogs cause between $13 million and $18 million in livestock losses in Victoria each year.

DELWP wild dog engagement officerBarry Davies said the feedback to anaerial baiting program late last year had been positive.

“Aerial baiting provides an additional element to wild dog management, complementing on-ground measures such as baiting, trapping and exclusion fencing,”he said.

“General feedbackis that wild dog activity is at its lowest level it has been for a number of years.”

A review into theWild Dog Control Advisory Committee was ongoing.

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Fierce fight against feral dogs pays off

HIGH ALERT: Tallangatta Valley farmer Stuart Morant is thankful wild dog activity in the Upper Murray region is down on last year, when it was described as “chaotic”.
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WILD dogs are taking the bait in the Upper Murray.

Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning figures show3969 wild dog baits have been laid in the 2015-16 financial yearwith a 25 per cent take rate.

That is on the back of5519 baits going down in 2014-15 with a 15 per centtake rate.

More than 90 wild dogs were killed by trapping or shooting in 2014-15 with 40 of the destructive pests trapped or shot so far in 2015-16.

While the DELWP waspleased with the figures, farmers in the Upper Murray say wild dogs still presenta huge problem and there was plenty of work to be done.

“This time last year, it was chaotic, dogs were everywhere,” Tallangatta Valley farmer Stuart Morant said.

“We are delighted it’s quiet at the moment but we know it can change at any time.

“They are highly intelligent animals, they haven’t survived this long without being smart.

“That’s why, as farmers, we have always pushed the value of the dog trappers because they really do an outstanding job.”

A new wild dog controller will soon be appointed in the Upper Murray region, which takes in Corryong, Walwa, Granya, Tallangatta Valley and Mitta.

DELWPhas advertised for a controller to replace the experiencedBrian McNamara, who waswidely regarded as one of the best dogmen in the North Eastwith more than 30 years in the position.

The new dogman will be one of four operating in the Upper Murray and will work under Ian Campbell.

It is estimated wild dogs cause between $13 million and $18 million in livestock losses in Victoria each year.

DELWP wild dog engagement officerBarry Davies said the feedback to anaerial baiting program late last year had been positive.

“Aerial baiting provides an additional element to wild dog management, complementing on-ground measures such as baiting, trapping and exclusion fencing,”he said.

“General feedbackis that wild dog activity is at its lowest level it has been for a number of years.”

A review into theWild Dog Control Advisory Committee was ongoing.

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Stoccos in court on arson charges

IN COURT: Mark and Gino soon after their capture last year. GINO and Mark Stocco have fronted court for the first time on fresh charges of arson.
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The father andson duo – who led police on a dramaticchase through NSW and Victoria after allegedly shooting at officers near Mangoplah – were arrested in October and charged with a string of offences including murder.

The fresh charges relate to two farm sheds that were burnt down in Canowindra, near Cowra, in 2014.

In Dubbo Local Court on Wednesday, Stoccos’ solicitor told magistrate Claire Girotto a partial brief of evidence had been served.

Ms Girotto ordered the remainder to be served by March 2 and adjourned all matters to March 16.Neither of the men applied for bail.

Prior to being arrested, the Stoccos had been on the run for eight years.The incident at Mangoplah and subsequent chase captivated the nation.

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