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We remember http://www.spec.com.au/2015/04/we-remember/ http://www.spec.com.au/2015/04/we-remember/#comments Mon, 27 Apr 2015 04:14:51 +0000 http://www.spec.com.au/?p=50606 CLOSE to 1000 people attended the Anzac Day Dawn Service in Hamilton on Saturday, while...

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CLOSE to 1000 people attended the Anzac Day Dawn Service in Hamilton on Saturday, while there were also strong numbers at other centres throughout the region.
Tessa Hayward reports that people of all ages and from all walks of life gathered as one to pay their respects.

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Two drivers escape serious injury worries http://www.spec.com.au/2015/04/two-drivers-escape-serious-injury-worries/ http://www.spec.com.au/2015/04/two-drivers-escape-serious-injury-worries/#comments Mon, 27 Apr 2015 04:13:59 +0000 http://www.spec.com.au/?p=50604 TWO drivers in the Casterton area have escaped serious injury after they were involved in...

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TWO drivers in the Casterton area have escaped serious injury after they were involved in two separate collisions over the weekend.
A 21-year-old Casterton woman flipped her car while travelling on the Glenelg Highway at 2.15am on Sunday, while a 32-year-old Naracoorte man crashed his car into the side of a Casterton residence in the early hours of Saturday morning.

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A lasting tribute http://www.spec.com.au/2015/04/a-lasting-tribute/ http://www.spec.com.au/2015/04/a-lasting-tribute/#comments Mon, 27 Apr 2015 04:12:56 +0000 http://www.spec.com.au/?p=50602 MIRRANATWA unveiled its Centenary of Anzac plaque to commemorate its local World War One servicemen...

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MIRRANATWA unveiled its Centenary of Anzac plaque to commemorate its local World War One servicemen on Sunday during a ceremony that was attended by people from across Australia.
Rex Martinich reports that relatives of the 16 servicemen came from as far away as Western Australia and northern New South Wales.

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Roos take Anzac Day honours http://www.spec.com.au/2015/04/roos-take-anzac-day-honours/ http://www.spec.com.au/2015/04/roos-take-anzac-day-honours/#comments Mon, 27 Apr 2015 04:12:07 +0000 http://www.spec.com.au/?p=50600 THE Hamilton Kangaroos are up and running for the 2015 Hampden football season. Sports editor...

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THE Hamilton Kangaroos are up and running for the 2015 Hampden football season.
Sports editor Natalie McGregor reports that the Kangaroos scored their first win of their new campaign with a 12 point triumph against Portland at Melville Oval on Saturday.

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Roos ‘off’ and still take the points http://www.spec.com.au/2015/04/roos-off-and-still-take-the-points/ http://www.spec.com.au/2015/04/roos-off-and-still-take-the-points/#comments Mon, 27 Apr 2015 04:11:15 +0000 http://www.spec.com.au/?p=50598 THE Hamilton Kangaroos proved too strong for Portland in their A grade Hampden netball contest...

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THE Hamilton Kangaroos proved too strong for Portland in their A grade Hampden netball contest on Saturday at Melville Oval.
Sports editor Natalie McGregor reports that the Kangaroos produced a dominant fourth quarter to run out 22 goal victors.

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Doneman exceeds expectations in first ever tournament http://www.spec.com.au/2015/04/doneman-exceeds-expectations-in-first-ever-tournament/ http://www.spec.com.au/2015/04/doneman-exceeds-expectations-in-first-ever-tournament/#comments Mon, 27 Apr 2015 04:10:10 +0000 http://www.spec.com.au/?p=50596 HAMILTON’S Chris Doneman has performed beyond expectations at this year’s National Para and Visually Impaired...

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HAMILTON’S Chris Doneman has performed beyond expectations at this year’s National Para and Visually Impaired Archery Championships in Melbourne.
Brendan Bunworth speaks with the para-archer, who achieved a personal best in the Wheelchair 2 (W2) class.

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Kangaroos take Anzac Day clash http://www.spec.com.au/2015/04/kangaroos-take-anzac-day-clash/ http://www.spec.com.au/2015/04/kangaroos-take-anzac-day-clash/#comments Mon, 27 Apr 2015 02:59:14 +0000 http://www.spec.com.au/?p=50591 THE Hamilton Kangaroos have claimed their first premiership points for the 2015 Hampden Football League...

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THE Hamilton Kangaroos have claimed their first premiership points for the 2015 Hampden Football League season, winning by 12 points over Portland in the Anzac Day clash at Melville Oval on Saturday.
Hamilton won the match 9.6 (60) to a highly inaccurate Portland 5.18 (48).

It was the first time the Kangaroos have taken the Anzac Day honours since the rival clubs joined the Hampden league in 2013.

In a blow to the Roos, forward Brendan Huf broke his wrist in the second quarter while young Tom Feely was knocked out in the final minutes of the game.

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Heywood gathers to mark a centenary of remembrance http://www.spec.com.au/2015/04/heywood-gathers-to-mark-a-centenary-of-remembrance/ http://www.spec.com.au/2015/04/heywood-gathers-to-mark-a-centenary-of-remembrance/#comments Mon, 27 Apr 2015 01:02:39 +0000 http://www.spec.com.au/?p=50587 PEOPLE spilled out onto the streets as more than 400 people gathered in Heywood for...

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PEOPLE spilled out onto the streets as more than 400 people gathered in Heywood for Saturday’s Anzac Day service, paying their respects to the men and women that served Australia in their time of need.

The inclement weather did not deter the respectful crowd as they remembered family and friends from the district who made the ultimate sacrifice, and to honour the commitment of those who continue to serve.

Throughout the service, representatives remembered our wartime past, with guest speaker, historian Maryanne Martin, focusing on the sacrifices made during the time of war, made by all men and women of the district.

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S.E.A. Change celebrates successes http://www.spec.com.au/2015/04/s-e-a-change-celebrates-successes/ http://www.spec.com.au/2015/04/s-e-a-change-celebrates-successes/#comments Mon, 27 Apr 2015 01:02:06 +0000 http://www.spec.com.au/?p=50585 WITH Butchers paper stuck to wall and post-it notes in hand, the numerous community groups...

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WITH Butchers paper stuck to wall and post-it notes in hand, the numerous community groups around Portland calculated over how they can use their head, heart and hands to help each other fight the obesity epidemic.

In a follow-up to the World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre’s visit on April 15, a dozen groups gathered for a ‘Shine, Share and Learn’ event on Wednesday night.

From primary schools to sporting clubs, there was the consistent theme of partnerships, as many groups networked and connected with each other to pool resources.

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Tiger cubs claw their way to victory against Roos http://www.spec.com.au/2015/04/tiger-cubs-claw-their-way-to-victory-against-roos/ http://www.spec.com.au/2015/04/tiger-cubs-claw-their-way-to-victory-against-roos/#comments Mon, 27 Apr 2015 01:01:48 +0000 http://www.spec.com.au/?p=50577 THE future looks bright for Portland footy after the under-18s got their season off to...

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THE future looks bright for Portland footy after the under-18s got their season off to a great start, winning their second match in a row – defeating Hamilton 8.5 (53) to 3.15 (33) on Saturday.

Though the side lost Jesse Murray, who dominated in the side’s round one win against Port Fairy, to senior selection, the team was bolstered by the return of Lochie Huppatz, Luke Hodge and Josh Gray from the senior side.

The Tigers got off to a great start in the match, making the most of their opportunities to take a 10-point lead at quarter time.

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League’s first night match a huge success http://www.spec.com.au/2015/04/leagues-first-night-match-a-huge-success/ http://www.spec.com.au/2015/04/leagues-first-night-match-a-huge-success/#comments Mon, 27 Apr 2015 01:01:10 +0000 http://www.spec.com.au/?p=50581 FRIDAY night’s marquee matchup between Tyrendarra and Heywood was the first of what could be...

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FRIDAY night’s marquee matchup between Tyrendarra and Heywood was the first of what could be multiple night matches to be held at Tyrendarra this season, according to club president Craig Dyson.

Tyrendarra was defeated by Heywood to the tune of 54 points in the club’s first match under lights, but that was the only blemish in a night full of success for the club.

With rain forecast for the match, Dyson told the Portland Observer it was good to see people from different areas at the match.

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Local riders finish top three at state series http://www.spec.com.au/2015/04/local-riders-finish-top-three-at-state-series/ http://www.spec.com.au/2015/04/local-riders-finish-top-three-at-state-series/#comments Mon, 27 Apr 2015 01:01:09 +0000 http://www.spec.com.au/?p=50579 IN one of the most exciting sports rising in popularity, the Portland BMX Club has...

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IN one of the most exciting sports rising in popularity, the Portland BMX Club has two rising talents among its riders.

In the recent 2015 junior state series, held over seven rounds, Jack Thorp and Rhys Jones have both finished in the top three in the 10-11 Novice Girls/Boys and the 14-16 Boys classes respectively.

The seven rounds were hosted by seven different BMX clubs all across metropolitan Melbourne (Lilydale, Park Orchards, Wyndham) and country Victoria (Shepparton, Ballarat, Warrnambool, Bendigo).

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Portland remembers war’s heroes on Anzac Day http://www.spec.com.au/2015/04/portland-remembers-wars-heroes-on-anzac-day/ http://www.spec.com.au/2015/04/portland-remembers-wars-heroes-on-anzac-day/#comments Sun, 26 Apr 2015 14:00:53 +0000 http://www.spec.com.au/?p=50589 TWO of the enduring sagas of the First World War were given respectful nods as...

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TWO of the enduring sagas of the First World War were given respectful nods as Portland honoured the centenary of the Gallipoli landings on Saturday.

The parade through Portland streets was led by four uniformed horsemen, evoking the near-legendary achievements of the 4th Light Horse Brigade and their courageous successful attack on Turkish positions at the battle of Beersheba.

Behind them came Ann Ebbott of Bolwarra and her grey donkey Bonnie, parading in honour of John Simpson (Kirkpatrick) and his donkey, a pair credited with rescuing many dozens of wounded troops through blazing Turkish shrapnel and rifle fire at Gallipoli.

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Trade unions help with family violence submissions http://www.spec.com.au/2015/04/trade-unions-help-with-family-violence-submissions/ http://www.spec.com.au/2015/04/trade-unions-help-with-family-violence-submissions/#comments Sun, 26 Apr 2015 14:00:00 +0000 http://www.spec.com.au/?p=50583 THE South West Trades and Labour Council has opened its doors to people needing assistance...

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THE South West Trades and Labour Council has opened its doors to people needing assistance with submissions to the Royal Commission into Family Violence.

SWTLC secretary Margaret Donehue said the assistance ranges from typing submissions or gaining contact details as to where to send a submission.

“The latest figures for family and domestic violence incidents in the Glenelg Shire show the issue is very real here, and there would be many more cases that simply go unreported,” she said.

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HS-20150425 http://espectator.spec.com.au/?iid=118123 http://espectator.spec.com.au/?iid=118123#comments Sat, 25 Apr 2015 00:00:25 +0000 http://www.spec.com.au/?p=50573 The post HS-20150425 appeared first on Spec.com.au | News Online from Hamilton, Portland and South-West Victoria | Australia.

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