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Killer John Holschier to move from Wagga after his release

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MURDERERJohn Holschier will be moved from Wagga at the end of a prison term handed out on Friday for defying his extended supervision order.
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Holschier was jailed in 1991 for murdering his partner and grievously harming their 13-month-old child in the attack at Chatswood, and releasedin 2014.

Butthree months later the Supreme Court made a three-year high-risk violent offender extended supervision order that restricted Holschier’s freedom.

Holschier was put back behind bars on November 24 last year after being charged with three counts of failing to comply with the order.

Two of the allegations were dropped in Wagga Local Court on Friday after 49-year-old Holschier pleaded guilty to one of the offences –allowing the battery of his electronic monitoring bracelet to go flat.

According to agreed facts tendered to the court, Holschier became upset when a Community Corrections officer visited his central Wagga home on November 23 and said he was not going to charge the anklet.

Holschier made good on his threat, leading to police arresting him the next day after the battery went flat.

He has been in custody since.

Representing Holschier in court, Tumut solicitor Rod Kennedy said his client would be relocated after release from custody, and would abide by the supervision order.

“He needs to be monitored, he knows that,” Mr Kennedy said. “He tells me that is what he is going to do.”

Crown solicitor, Brett Thomson, in his submission to magistrate Erin Kennedy said Holschier’s rehabilitation would come only with his co-operation.

Ms Kennedy sentenced Holschier to a five-month fixedjail termbackdated to his arrest.

Ms Kennedy told Holschier the community wanted him to livepeacefully in the community.

“No-one wants you to re-offend,” Ms Kennedy said.

“I don’t want to re-offend either, your honour,” Holschier replied.

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Steers to 291c at Roma prime

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Roma prime yards 1195 with all of the usual buyers in operation.
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A total yarding of 1195 head of cattle were penned at Roma’s prime sale on February 9.

Steers over 550kg sold to 291c/kg and averaged 273c, while steers in the 400-550kg earned to 288c and averaged 269c.

Stephen and Narelle Ward, Wilga Park, Roma, sold Charolais steers to 289c for 560kg to return $1618.

AR Roberts, Tantatton, Wallumbilla, sold Blonde d’Aquitaine-cross steers to 284c for 625kg to return $1777.

Hartley Grazing, Coopermurra, Mitchell, sold Brahman steers to 281c for 694kg to return $1951. The Brahman heifers sold to 250c for 585kg to return $1464.

Stokes Partnership, Powrunna, St George, sold Charolais-cross steers to 275c for 523kg to return $1439. The Angus-cross heifers sold to 246c for 435kg to return $1070. The Charolais-cross cows sold to 224c for 432kg to return $1037.

GC & TE Nielsen, Mt Weribone, Surat, sold Santa-cross steers to 274c for 625kg to return $1715. Heifers over 450kg made to 255c, averaging 245c, while heifers in the 350-450kg topped at 271c and averaged 236c.

Arm & Dagger Cattle Co., Khyber, Augathella, sold Santa heifers to 245c/kg for 516kg to return $1264. The Santa cows sold to 223c/kg for 638kg to return $1426.

S&R White Family Trust, Mt Saltbush, Roma, sold Angus-cross heifers to 243c for 535kg to return $1301. The Charolais-cross cows sold to 239c for 672kg to return $1609. Cows over 500kg peaked at 241c, averaging 227c while cows in the 400-500kg class topped at 232c and averaged 213c. Cows 300-400kg sold to 213c, averaging 171c. Dalco Pastoral PtyLtd, Sugarloaf, Wallumbilla, sold Santa-cross cows to 241c for 638kg to return $1538.

Ridgelands Grazing Co, Ridgelands, Injune, sold Charolais-cross cows to 231c for 655kg to return $1514.

RC Business Pty. Ltd, Yingerbay, Roma, sold Brahman-cross cows to 231c for 526kg to return $1216.

Schwarz and Tighe, Millanbri, Roma, sold Brahman-cross cows to 229cfor 530kg to return $1214.

Bulls over 600kg earned to 260c and averaged 229c.

Dangarfield Cattle Co, Dangarfield, Taroom, sold Santa bulls to 260c for 700kg to return $1820.

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Young leaders impress the PM

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Britney Bierton and Mikayla Barnes with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, NowChem’s managing director John Lamont and Federal Member for Gilmore Ann Sudmalis.YOU can see why local high school students Britney Bierton and Mikayla Barnes were given the chance to meet Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull during his visit to Nowra on Friday.
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The two 17-year-old Year 12 students want to help improve the lives of local people.

Hopefully Mr Turnbull, who inspected progressive local business NowChem and visited the Nowra Show during his trip, will listen and learn from these wise teenagers.

Britney Bierton, a Nowra Anglican College student, has an affinity with people struggling in life.

“Being the person I am, I am always looking out for the less fortunate people – the homeless and people caught up with the drug epidemic down here – I feel for those kinds of things,” Britney said.

Nowra High School captain Mikayla Barnesalso wants to make a difference improvingthe area and helping others.

“I did not get to mention youth unemployment to the Prime Minister but hopefully will during the next visit,” Mikayla said.

“I think the South Coast Youth Leadership Forum, which is run by John Lamont, definitely helped people get involved in areas like unemployment.”

She said the forum gave people the confidence to just go out and look for a job.

Mikayla recently sent a letter to the Prime Minister but Mr Turnbull has not yet replied.

In letter she asked the Prime Minister to help open up more jobs in the Shoalhaven.

Britney enjoyed meeting Mr Turnbull.

“I was amazing and I had no idea on who I would be meeting. I walked to NowChem and I saw Malcolm Turnbull just there,” she said while pointing to the spot where she met the PM.

“We just knew we would be seeing a senior minister and that was it.

“I got a call to come along.

“We shared a few words and he said congratulations on my traineeship. I definitely feel inspired now.”

Britney will be studying her school based traineeship at NowChem.

Britney attended theSouth Coast Youth Leadership Forum which was heavily supported by NowChem’s managing director John Lamont.

She hopes to learn from Mr Lamont.

“I have had the opportunity to attended his leadership forums and and now I get the chance to work beneath Mr Lamont – it’s an amazing experience,” she said.

Mikayla is eyeing off bigger leadership roles.

“I was a bit nervous about meeting the Prime Minister and I am not going to lie about it,” Mikayla said.

“I asked him how he got to where he is now because I am looking at going into that area

“I guess I have really been interested in politics from a young age and was brought up around it with my family sitting around the kitchen table telling me about the likes of John Howard when I was growing up.”

Mikayla said youth unemployment was one of the biggest issues facing the Shoalhaven.

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Lanes Creek heifer tops Big Country at $21,000

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Lanes Creek Krystal 1618, sold for $21,000 to Brian Harriman, Reedy Brook, Mt Garnet, pictured with stud groom Georgia Dale, and Lanes Creek’s Riley and Brayden Hughes.Heifers were in strongdemand at the Big Country Brahman Sale last week with cattle producers travelling from all parts of Queensland to attend.
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The annual stud sale was held at the Dalrymple Saleyards in Charters Towers selling 83 heifers of the 84 offered.

Vendors and agents alike werethrilled with the 99 per cent clearance rate, average of $6665and gross of $553,000.

Volume vendor,Brian Hughes, Lanes Creek Brahmans, Georgetown,sold 43 heifers for an average of $8500 and dominated the top price statistics.

The sold the top price heifer, Lanes Creek Krystal 1618, toBrian Harriman, Reedy Brook B Brahmans,Mount Garnet for $21,000.

Mr Harriman bought the one heifer from the entire two day sale, and said he was attracted to her bloodlines.

“I had previously seen the heifer at Brian’s and I really liked her, so when she was offered up here I had my eye on her,” he said.

“I may have got a bit carried away but it was worth it.”

Mr Harriman will add Krystal 1618 to his Brahman stud of 120 head for future artificial insemination.

The second top priced heifer was also sold by Lanes Creek Brahmans’. Lanes Creek Razzle 1713 sold to Peter Camm of Camm Cattle Co, Glenprairie, for $17,000.

Peter Camm also placed the highest bid for Lanes Creek Mia Manso 1694, the third top priced heifer for $15,000.

The highest volume buyer of the sale was Peter Camm who purchased 20 heifers averaging $7375. The second highest volume buyer was Roland and Sally Everingham, Oak Park Station, Einasleigh who purchased eight heifers averaging at $4000.

Also putting together a good line of females was Lawson, Camm, Cambil Brahmans, Proserpine,selling 12 heifers averaging $4875.

Selling agents:McCaffrey’s and Geaney’s.

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Prepare to evacuate issued for Northam

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The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES).
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Time of issue: 12:43 PM

Date of issue: 10 February 2017

People in Northam in the Shire of Northam in the Muluckine and Seabrook areas should PREPARE TO EVACUATE due to flooding.

The Bureau of Meteorology advises rapid and powerful flooding is going to occur in the Avon River today.

People in this area should prepare to evacuate.

WHAT TO DO:DFES advises you to:

Know where you will go. This may be to family and friends away from the area or to your nearest temporary evacuation centre.

Tell other people of your plan and where will go.

Pack an emergency kit, including warm clothes, valuables, important papers, canned food and water in waterproof bags.

Make sure everyone in your family is wearing strong shoes and suitable clothing.

Disconnect power, water and gas supplies.

Raise furniture, clothing and valuables on to beds, tables and into your roof space if possible.

Secure loose objects and outdoor equipment.

Relocate chemicals and poisons safely.

Create sandbags by filling pillow cases with sand and be ready to place them in toilets and over drains to prevent sewerage backflow.

Move vehicles to higher, safer ground.

Make sure your neighbours have received this warning.

Prepare for flooding in parts of the Perth Metropolitan districts.

People in the Murray River and Swan River catchments should prepare for possible Minor flooding expected today and over the coming days. This includes people in and around Perth metropolitan area.

There is no immediate danger but you need to keep up to date in case the situation changes.

WHAT TO DO:DFES advises you to:

Prepare to relocate equipment and livestock early so they are not caught in floodwaters.

Prepare an emergency kit including enough canned food and water to last for four days, as well as clothing, important documents and medication.

Fill your vehicle’s fuel tank.

Watch for changes in water levels so you are ready if you need to evacuate

Never walk, swim or play in floodwaters, as they are dangerous.

Stay out of rivers, this includes no swimming or kayaking.

Do not park or camp adjacent to rivers.

IF DRIVING:Be careful at crossings and floodways as river levels may rise rapidly.

Obey road closure signs and do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.

Take care on gravel and unsealed roads as they may be slippery and muddy, and you could get bogged.

Carry extra food and water when travelling in case of long delays at crossings.

SAFER PLACE:The Department for Child Protection and Family Support has set up a temporary evacuation centre atNortham Recreation Centre, Henry St Oval in eastNortham

Be aware that only essential items can be taken into these centres. Alcohol and pets, except guide and assistance dogs, are prohibited.

Pets can be be registered at the evacuation centre and will be housed at a nearby location

ROAD CLOSURES:Roads have been closed including:

Shire of Northam:

All gravel roads in the Shire of Northam are closed (only open to local traffic)

Carter Road commodity Route (Northam end)

Katrine Road (near Vivesh Reserve)

Parker Road, Grass Valley

Wellington/Gairdner Street, Northam (Near PCYC)

Wellington Street, Northam (near Water Corporation Yard)

Turner Street, Northam

Wongamine Road, Irishtown

Southern Brook Road, near Jennapullin

Jennapullin Road, Clydesdale floodway

Trimmer Road, Spencers Brook

DeCastilla Road, Bakers Hill – approx 5km from Highway

Christmas Road, Grass Valley


Cunderdin-Quairading Road between Goldfields Road and Quairading

Please be aware some local governments have closed unsealed and gravel roads to heavy traffic

Now re-opened to traffic however there is still water over the road in some locations so please proceed with caution:

Spencers Brook Road, Clackline (Clackline end)

Spencers Brook/York Road (Spencers Brook end)

Road information may also be available by calling Main Roads WA on 138 138 or visiting梧桐夜网mainroads.wa.gov419论坛or by contacting your local shire.

FLOOD DETAILS:As at 10/02/2017 12:11:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises a tropical low west of Carnarvon will move further west over the next few days.A rain band associated with this system lies over the south of the State and will move south during Friday before easing. For the 24 hours to 9 am Thursday, widespread rainfall totals of 20 mm to 40 mm have been recorded in the eastern parts of the Avon River catchment. For the 24 hours to 7 am Friday, widespread rainfall of 60 mm has been recorded in western parts of the Avon River catchment, with isolated heavier falls also recorded with the highest being 75 mm at Yangedine.As a result, significant river level rises and areas of flooding are expected to develop in the Avon River catchment during Friday into the weekend. The Mortlock River North at Frenches is currently peaking above the major flood level. .

Avon River to Beverley:

Major flooding may occur along the Avon River to Beverley.

The Avon River at Beverley Bridge is currently at 1.23 metres and steady. The Avon River at Beverley Bridge is likely to exceed the minor flood level (1.50

m) Friday afternoon. The river level may reach the major flood level (2.50 m) Saturday afternoon.

Avon River from Beverley to Northam:

Major flooding is likely along the Avon River from Beverley to Northam.

The Avon River at Balladong Street York is currently at 2.26 metres and rising.

The Avon River at Balladong Street York is likely to exceed the minor flood level (2.50 m) Friday afternoon. The river level is likely to reach the major flood level (4.00 m) overnight Friday into Saturday.

The Avon River at Northam Weir is currently at 0.64 metres and rising. The Avon River at Northam Weir is likely to exceed the minor flood level (1.50 m) late Saturday afternoon. The river level may reach the moderate flood level (1.80 m) Sunday morning.

Avon River from Northam to Toodyay:

Major flooding is likely along the Avon River from Northam to Toodyay.

The Avon River at Stirling Terrace Toodyay is currently at 2.61 metres and rising. The Avon River at Stirling Terrace Toodyay is likely to exceed the moderate flood level (3.50 m) late Friday evening. The river level is likely to reach the major flood level (4.00 m) Saturday afternoon.

Current river levels are available from Department of Water at梧桐夜网water.wa.gov419论坛

For the latest flood information visit梧桐夜网bom.gov419论坛/wa/floodor call 1300 659 213.


DFES is monitoring the situation.

have received more than 16 calls for help since last 24 hours

Damage has been reported Goldfields Midlands.


DFES is working closely with SES, WA Police and the Shire of Northam.

IMPORTANT NUMBERS:For SES assistance call 132 500

In a life threatening situation call 000

For the latest flood information call 1300 659 213 or visit梧桐夜网bom.gov419论坛/wa/flood

KEEP UP TO DATE:Visitemergency.wa.gov419论坛, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter @dfes_wa, or listen to news bulletins.

Updates will be provided when the situation changes.


Media Contact: DFES Media and Corporate Communications on 9225 5955.

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