THEY say you should never date the people you work with, but when Kym Noonan looked at colleague Rod Betts that rule was all but forgotten. While not all office relationships work, Kym and Rod’s romance blossomed and they chose Valentine’s Day as their day to tie the knot. The pair first met at Iluka, when Rod bought a mineral sample into the lab where Kym was working. While that moment had no cinematic special effects of flying doves or heart confetti, both Kym and Rod said they felt a spark between them. Full story in the Spectator on Thursday, February 14, 2013
MENTALLY ill patients in Hamilton suffering an acute episode will have to be transported to Warrnambool or assessed via video link, when a “critical” service is axed in April. It will fall on local police and paramedics to carry the burden, putting further strain “on already stretched services”. Mental health officers in Hamilton, Portland and Camperdown will no longer be available after hours, due to South West Healthcare’s decision to cut the service, which costs $275,000 per year. This follows speculation of such cuts, last week. Full story in the Spectator on Thursday, February 14, 2013
JAKE Myles is set to enter the next chapter of his illustrious football career with the North Warrnambool Eagles. Myles will join the Hampden Football Netball League club in 2013 as an assistant coach. The former Hamilton Imperials senior playing coach had originally been appointed coach of the new Hamilton Kangaroos for their debut Hampden season. But it was announced last month that he had been replaced in the role by former Imperials great Mick Edmonds. At the time, the club said: “In hindsight we feel we have placed Jake in an impossible position as a former coach of one of the merged clubs with the intense scrutiny, public passion and emotion this merger has caused.” Full story in the Spectator on Thursday, February 14, 2013
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