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Magpies and Coelho ready to soar

WESTERN Suburbs will use the disappointment of not meeting expectations 12 months ago as a motivating factor at this year’s NSW State Cup.
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Paddy Coelho

The Magpies will head into the open men’s division as one of the competition favourites.

They will enter the tournament in good form after repeating their Vawdon Cup heroics from 12 months ago, but will hope that’s where the similarities end.

Port Macquarie’s Paddy Coelho is looking forward to returning home and donning the black and white.

He said there had been plenty of lessons learned after they bowed out of the competition at the quarter-final stage in 2015.

“One thing we’ve taken from last year’s disappointing result is that we know what we need to fix and how to handle ourselves,” he said.

“We learnt a lot on how to cope with the tag of being one of the top teams and everyone gunning for you.”

Wests are one of the team’s everyone loves to hate, but Coelho and his teammates welcomed the opportunity to right the wrong’s of one year ago.

“It makes you want to play a lot better knowing everyone’s out there to knock you off the perch,” he said.

“I think it’s a compliment to our side because it’s a very hotly contested division that we play in.

“Every game will be tough in the men’s premier league division so unfortunately there will be no easy ones.”

Luckily for Coelho, the Magpies tournament won’t start until Friday afternoon at 1.10pm.

It means the 22-year-old can have a sleep-in after younger brother Liam’s 18thbirthday party on Thursday night.

“It’s definitely a good thing for us to have that bye in the first round,” he said.

“Our first game is against Donnybrook, a Scottish team who are a bit of an unknown quantity for us, but it’ll be a good hit out.

“Having a sleep-in isn’t a bad way to start.”

But it isn’t all about the touch football for Coelho who will no doubt take to the water at Flynns Beach for a swim or surf.

The influx of bluebottles earlier in the week won’t be enough to keep him out of the water.

“The best part about coming home is definitely being able to walk down to the beach and go for a swim or a surf whenever I want which we can’t do in Sydney,” he said.

Coelho and his teammates will welcome any additional support from the grandstands if Port Macquarie wishes to adopt another team.

“As a club we’re known for not being liked by many people in Sydney, but if the Port Macquariecrowd can support Wests that’s a big plus for us,” he said.

“I know I’ll head out and support the other Port Macquarie teams that are here this weekend.”

Coelho was confident Western Suburbs would give themselves the best opportunity at making finals day on Sunday.

“To win the State Cup is what everyone comes here this weekend to do, so that’s our main focus,” he said.

“But at the end of the day if we play to our strengths we’ll give ourselves every shot at doing that.”

The men’s final is at 4.10pm on Sunday at Regional Stadium.

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Local ladies recognised at awards

Best in the business: Stacey Morgan from Port Macquarie Performing Arts joined Tanya Newman from Bennetts Steel as a finalist in the NSW Business Chamber State Business Awards.TWO Mid North Coast women have been recognised for their outstanding efforts in business at an awards night in Sydney.
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Stacey Morgan from Port Macquarie Performing Arts and Tanya Newman from Bennetts Steel attended Luna Park on Friday, November 25 for the NSW Business Chamber State Business Awards.

Mrs Morgan was a state finalist in the young entrepreneur category while Mrs Newman was a finalist in the business leader category.

Unfortunately neither won, however to make it to the finals was a huge achievement.

They first won the local and regional levels of the awards before joining 15 others in their categories.

Mrs Morgan said it was a fabulous night.

“I didn’t expect to win. The fact that I was just there was incredible,” she said.

“There were over 1000 people at the event and I was overwhelmed by the size of the awards night.”

Mrs Morgan was the only dance school in NSW nominated at the awards, with performing arts booming in the area.

“We have dance classes, drama, music and singing for all age groups in three different studios,” she said.

“It certainly continues to keep me busy. We’re reaching more talented students this year and into the future, than we ever have before.”

Likewise, Bennetts Steel continues to be a leader in the industrial area for Wauchope and surrounds.

“We are both proud to be there as women from Wauchope making a difference in each of our businesses,” Mrs Morgan said.

“I think we are both just very passionate about what we do, and about our community.

I could talk all day about how much I love my job.”

The next big thing for Mrs Morgan and her students is a production of ‘Giselle’ at the Glasshouse on December 10.

The full length production will feature guests from the Melbourne City ballet, as well as a cast of 90 local kids aged from five through to high school age.

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Hit and miss year for cherry growing areas

Joanne Wells of Main Range Orchards, Young, and manager, Steve Lane, check the quality of early variety, Vista, which is just starting to be picked.CHERRY harvest is up to a month late in the Young district followingwetearly spring drenchings during pollination that have diminished crop prospects.
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National president of Cherry Growers Australia, Tom Eastlake, Fairfields Orchard, between Young and Wombat, said the season was late.

“We are about three weeks to a month behind,” he said.

“It’s going to be a greatly reduced crop and national projections are probably around 40 to 50 per cent of normal, so there’s not going to be much fruit around.

Mr Eastlake predicted the Australian crop would be about 7000 tonnes this year as against 16,000t last year.

Rain at pollination almost certainly had impact, he said, and in places trees hadbeen stressed because of too much moisture.

“We’ll never know exactly what happened this year, but rain at pollination didn’t help.”

Mr Eastlake said there had been a lot of shedding in the district, particularly on varieties that weren’t severely impacted by the rains.

With the Young Cherry Festival timed for this weekend, a severe hail storm hit the district a fortnight ago causing major damagein every car dealer’s yard along Young’s main street, but luckily took a wide berth of most orchards.

“The storm did hit a coupleon the northern side of town unfortunately and leavinghail marks on some fruit in others,” Mr Eastlake said.

Mr Eastlake said there would be shortages and exports would be impacted.

“I do expect demand to remain strong over the next couple of months so that will impact export markets and will also move prices upwards.”

The Hillston and Griffith harvest should be just about finished, according to NSW Cherry Growers Australia president, Fiona Hall, Caernarvon Cherry Company, Towac, who said there was also less fruit in those areas.

“While there was hardly any fruit, what they did pick was really good quality and they received really good money for it,” Mrs Hall said.

“Harvest then normally roles into Young while Mudgee’s main varieties will start next week, and then it moves to Orange.”

Fruit sets in theOrange district are not as heavy this year, more medium to normal, according to Mrs Hall.

“Timingmeans we may miss the Christmas market, where Young may pick it up, however, that means we have opportunities for the Chinese New Year which is earlier next year in January.”

Mrs Hall said dollar returnwas guesswork at this stage of picking, however, mainland prices(excluding Tasmania)could possibly be from $7 a kilogramup to $13/kg, depending on quality,fruit damage and packer costs.

Cherries ripefor harvest at Young David “Harry” Harris of Australian Blue Bird Brand orchard, Young.

YOUNG Cherry Festival will be in full swing this weekend with upwards of 16,000 visitors expected to attend and many of which look for the popular Ron variety, which, unfortunately will be scarce due to delay in the picking season this year.

Joanne Wells of Main Ridge Orchards, Young, said possibly half the amount of cherries have grown this year against normal years due to bad weather at pollination, and “Rons” were behind in maturity at present.

“However, we have several other varieties now being picked and these should suit most,” Mrs Wells said.

Fourth generation grower north of Young, Scott Coupland, said his family’s Australian Blue Bird Brand had just begun picking with between 60 to 70 per cent of staff being backpackers employed direct to make up the workforceon “Yarrawa”.

David “Harry” Harris, a full-time employee pictured above and on our front cover, was out checking fruit suitable for picking when he was captured byThe Land’sphotographer, Rachael Webb.

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‘Broken dreams’: Appin mine contractors hit the street over wage cuts

‘Broken dreams’: Appin mine contractors hit the street over wage cuts Appin Colliery contractors, their families, supporters and state politicians took part in a union-led protest at Appin Park on Thursday morning, rallying against the ongoing wage gap between permanent and contract mine workers. Picture: Robert Peet
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Appin Colliery contractors, their families, supporters and state politicians took part in a union-led protest at Appin Park on Thursday morning, rallying against the ongoing wage gap between permanent and contract mine workers. Picture: Robert Peet

Appin Colliery contractors, their families, supporters and state politicians took part in a union-led protest at Appin Park on Thursday morning, rallying against the ongoing wage gap between permanent and contract mine workers. Picture: Robert Peet

The CFMEU’s Bob Timbs (left) joins Illawarra Labor MPs Ryan Park (Keira), Anna Watson (Shellharbour) and Paul Scully (Wollongong). Appin Colliery contractors, their families, supporters and state politicians took part in a union-led protest at Appin Park on Thursday morning, rallying against the ongoing wage gap between permanent and contract mine workers. Picture: Robert Peet

Appin Colliery contractors, their families, supporters and state politicians took part in a union-led protest at Appin Park on Thursday morning, rallying against the ongoing wage gap between permanent and contract mine workers. Picture: Robert Peet

Appin Colliery contractors, their families, supporters and state politicians took part in a union-led protest at Appin Park on Thursday morning, rallying against the ongoing wage gap between permanent and contract mine workers. Picture: Robert Peet

Appin Colliery contractors, their families, supporters and state politicians took part in a union-led protest at Appin Park on Thursday morning, rallying against the ongoing wage gap between permanent and contract mine workers. Picture: Robert Peet

Appin Colliery contractors, their families, supporters and state politicians took part in a union-led protest at Appin Park on Thursday morning, rallying against the ongoing wage gap between permanent and contract mine workers. Picture: Robert Peet

Appin Colliery contractors, their families, supporters and state politicians took part in a union-led protest at Appin Park on Thursday morning, rallying against the ongoing wage gap between permanent and contract mine workers. Picture: Robert Peet

Appin Colliery contractors, their families, supporters and state politicians took part in a union-led protest at Appin Park on Thursday morning, rallying against the ongoing wage gap between permanent and contract mine workers. Picture: Robert Peet

Appin Colliery contractors, their families, supporters and state politicians took part in a union-led protest at Appin Park on Thursday morning, rallying against the ongoing wage gap between permanent and contract mine workers. Picture: Robert Peet

Appin Colliery contractors, their families, supporters and state politicians took part in a union-led protest at Appin Park on Thursday morning, rallying against the ongoing wage gap between permanent and contract mine workers. Picture: Robert Peet

Appin Colliery contractors, their families, supporters and state politicians took part in a union-led protest at Appin Park on Thursday morning, rallying against the ongoing wage gap between permanent and contract mine workers. Picture: Robert Peet

Appin Colliery contractors, their families, supporters and state politicians took part in a union-led protest at Appin Park on Thursday morning, rallying against the ongoing wage gap between permanent and contract mine workers. Picture: Robert Peet

Wollongong MP Paul Scully (Labor) addresses the gathering. Appin Colliery contractors, their families, supporters and state politicians took part in a union-led protest at Appin Park on Thursday morning, rallying against the ongoing wage gap between permanent and contract mine workers. Picture: Robert Peet

Appin Colliery contractors, their families, supporters and state politicians took part in a union-led protest at Appin Park on Thursday morning, rallying against the ongoing wage gap between permanent and contract mine workers. Picture: Robert Peet

Appin Colliery contractors, their families, supporters and state politicians took part in a union-led protest at Appin Park on Thursday morning, rallying against the ongoing wage gap between permanent and contract mine workers. Picture: Robert Peet

Appin Colliery contractors, their families, supporters and state politicians took part in a union-led protest at Appin Park on Thursday morning, rallying against the ongoing wage gap between permanent and contract mine workers. Picture: Robert Peet

Appin Colliery contractors, their families, supporters and state politicians took part in a union-led protest at Appin Park on Thursday morning, rallying against the ongoing wage gap between permanent and contract mine workers. Picture: Robert Peet

Appin Colliery contractors, their families, supporters and state politicians took part in a union-led protest at Appin Park on Thursday morning, rallying against the ongoing wage gap between permanent and contract mine workers. Picture: Robert Peet

Appin Colliery contractors, their families, supporters and state politicians took part in a union-led protest at Appin Park on Thursday morning, rallying against the ongoing wage gap between permanent and contract mine workers. Picture: Robert Peet

South Coast Labour Council secretary Arthur Rorris addresses the crowd. Appin Colliery contractors, their families, supporters and state politicians took part in a union-led protest at Appin Park on Thursday morning, rallying against the ongoing wage gap between permanent and contract mine workers. Picture: Robert Peet

Appin Colliery contractors, their families, supporters and state politicians took part in a union-led protest at Appin Park on Thursday morning, rallying against the ongoing wage gap between permanent and contract mine workers. Picture: Robert Peet

Appin Colliery contractors, their families, supporters and state politicians took part in a union-led protest at Appin Park on Thursday morning, rallying against the ongoing wage gap between permanent and contract mine workers. Picture: Robert Peet

Appin Colliery contractors, their families, supporters and state politicians took part in a union-led protest at Appin Park on Thursday morning, rallying against the ongoing wage gap between permanent and contract mine workers. Picture: Robert Peet

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‘They breathe the same air, do the same work’Former miner Paul Rossandich, who worked at the West Cliff Colliery for 34 years, has “seen all this before”.

“No one should work underground for a contractor on one wage and a permanent person on another wage – they breathe the same air and they do the same work,”MrRossandich, from Bombo, said.

The 68-year-old, who retired about eight years ago,was one of more than 300 people who rallied over wage inequality between permanent and contract workersin Appin on Thursday.

MrRossandich was “fortunate enough to be a permanent employee” during his time underground and said the conditions and wages forcurrent contractors were“just unacceptable”.

Retired miner Paul Rossandich, from Bombo, at Thursday’s rally in Appin. Picture: Robert Peet

“I wouldn’t work down there,” he said.

“I know technology’s improved and everything but still it’s a hazardous and dangerous environment.”

Having worked in many facets of mining,from pillarextraction to longwall,Mr Rossandich has“seen the good, the bad and the ugly”.

“Now I’m seeing the ugly, the ugly, the ugly,” he said.

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Joel’s cause takes ironic turn for the better

A young Griffith man made a gutsy decision recently, putting his mental well being on the line.
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Joel Harrison was subjected to bullying while at school, but despite the fear coming with a returnto the lion’s den, he’s determined to overcome it for the benefit of others.

Joel created theHelping People Going Through Cyber Bullying and out of SchoolFacebook page hoping todeliverinformation and supportfor those being bullied through online mediums.

Hereflects on his own bullying experience when posting information and reminds victims to seek help and talk to someone rather than react to the bully.

“I thought about what happened to me and what I have been through with bullying and I wanted to help others,” Joel said.

“I am hoping to help other people going through cyber bullying and let them know they are not alone.”

Cyber bullying is amutant or modern type of bullyingwhere the victim’s reaction is more difficult to gauge, where bullies often don’t know when to stop.

More importantly, its nasty words or photos remainonpermanent display online,for everyone to see whenever they want, and as a life-long reminderfor the poor victim.

It’s a mutant type of bullying schools and governments aren’t keeping up with, and it’s something potentially impacting kids and adults well after the taunts have been fired.

Twenty-year-oldJoel was also bullied by a previous employer, and wants more people to understand the dangers of cyber bullying by takingaction against these keyboard warriors.

Starting a page on social media seems like a simple enough solution, but returning to where it all happened is something every victim of bullying struggles to handle.

That place for Joel is social media, where being on the receiving end of bullying had a massive impact on his life.

It’s why Joel’s plight is so impressive–he’s making people aware of the issue using the medium causing him so much grief during his childhood and recent past.

He’s turning a place filling him with dread into a outlet to better his cause, for the benefit of many without a voice.

Thelife-long consequences often involveimpactson mental health, often leading to massive confidence issues.

Luckily, from the outside looking in at least,it seems to have had the opposite effect on Joel.

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Fire danger starts today

The 2016-17 Fire Danger Season officially begins today, with state-wide fire restrictions now in place.
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Fire restrictions for the Adelaide Metropolitan, Mount Lofty Ranges and Kangaroo Island areas take effect from today, the last areas in the State to fall within the restrictions.

SA CFS is urging residents within these districts to prepare, with research showing that only 56 per cent of at-risk people aware that they live in bushfire prone area.

Alarmingly, the research also shows that only 32 per cent of people living in bushfire areas have a Bushfire Survival Plan.

Of particular concern are those living in urban fringe areas, many not comprehending their level of bushfire risk.

The highest risk demographic is the 18-39 year old group, who have not lived through the worst bushfire in the Adelaide Hills – Ash Wednesday. Statistics show that this group are the least prepared for bushfires and do not truly realise the consequences,

The CFS is urging the community to Plan to Survive and visit the CFS website 梧桐夜网cfs.sa.org419论坛 to prepare their Bushfire Survival Plan.

Background

The research comes from an independent study conducted by McGregor Tan

More than 900 significant bushfires have burnt along the Adelaide city edge or interface since 1931, showing the importance of people in those areas having a Bushfire Survival Plan.

Fire permits are required for all burning activities during the fire danger season or on days where a total fire ban is declared.

On Total Fire Ban Days extra restrictions apply such as the use solid fuel barbecues, or harvest – more restrictions are listed on the CFS website 梧桐夜网cfs.sa.gov419论坛.

Penalties including fines and imprisonment may apply where a person is found guilty of lighting a fire without a permit during the fire danger season.

Emergency Services Minister Peter Malinauskas said: “The start of the fire danger season means all South Australians need to take responsibility to ensure fires don’t begin unnecessarily.

“Research showing the low levels of awareness and preparedness for bushfires is incredibly alarming, and I urge South Australians to educate themselves about bushfires and to get their plan in place.

“We are especially reminding those who live on the outskirts of metropolitan Adelaide they are not immune to the tragedy of bushfire.

“It is everyone’s responsibility to stay informed this fire season via the AlertSA App, CFS website and by listening to your local emergency broadcaster, so that when fire does strike, plans can be enacted.”

SA CFS acting chief officerAndrew Stark: “Every year we see the devastation fires can cause to communities, so we ask everyone to be prepared for bushfire – they will happen.

“It’s not good enough to know you need a Bushfire Survival Plan – you must take the time to write and practice that plan, to think about alternatives if you plan will not work.

“If you live in a town or city you need a plan in case you choose to travel or holiday in a bushfire prone area.”

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Last chance for final

ONE STEP AT A TIME: Wagga City captain Warren Clunes isn’t focusing on the one-day situation as his team prepares to tackle Kooringal Colts.
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Wagga City can force itself into the one-day final if results fall its way on Saturday.

The Cats are currently fourth but can jump up to second, and secure a place in February’s final this weekend during the last round of one-dayers.

First they need to defeat third-placedKooringal Colts at McPherson Oval.

The Cats also need undefeated ladder leaders Lake Albert to winthe top-of-the-table clash with South Wagga at Robertson Oval.

Both the Cats and the Colts are four points behind South Wagga, but Wagga City’s quotient could give them the edge.

They have a quotient of 1.59, slightly behind South Wagga’s 1.62, but significantly ahead of the 0.83 of the Colts.

However, Cats captain Warren Clunes isn’t looking too far ahead.

“We aren’t really thinking about the final, but if it comes it comes,” Clunes said.

“You always want to win flags but we had a pretty disappointing start to the year andwe will worry about getting the win on the board first.”

Wagga City’s chances haven’t been helped with a number of its younger brigade unavailable due to junior representative cricket.

Harry Rosengren, Max Harper,Nick Cawley and RitchieTurner have all come out of the team.

In their place comes Cane Graetz, Chris Butt, Jacob Craig and Jay Butler.

Kooringal Colts have also had to make a couple of changes to its line-up after a narrow loss to Lake Albert last week.

Sam Whitfield returns to the team while Will Morley and Jeremy Bunn are out butthey are yet to lock in a replacement wicketkeeper.

With plenty of the line for both clubs, Colts captain-coach David Bolton is expecting atough test.

Lake Albert got home with two wickets and two balls to spare last week and Bolton is looking for a better performance with the bat.

“We got off to another good start but lost our way a bit in the middle overs again,” Boltonsaid.

“That was two weeks in a row that we haven’t batted out our 40 overs so that is the goal this week.

“Hopefully we can get off to another good start, consolidate through the middle and have wickets in hand for the last five or 10 overs so we can push a bit bigger score.

“We bowled and fielded really well but had no margin for error.”

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Mudgee’sCup Day

2015 winner Fox Solid.
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The race day that stops the town is here – the 2016 Mudgee Cup showcase meeting will be run and won today at theMudgee Race Club.

Gates open at 11am with theeight-race Mudgee Cup program gettingunderway at 1.20pm with the Whitsundays Showcase Maiden Plate (1500m).

The day’s main event will be the$50,000 Robert Oatley Vineyards Mudgee Cup (1600m), Race 7 at 5.05pm.

Local trainers Cameron Crockett and Gayna Williams will have runners Are You Sure and Strong Boy, respectively, competing for the big prize.

There will also be plenty of cheering forSomething Borrowed, who is trained at Dubbo by former jockey Justin Stanley but his group of 10 owners are all from Mudgee.

Among those they’ll have to overcome will be 2015 Mudgee Cup winner Fox Solid, trained by Wellington’sGarry McCarney, back for another tilt.

The meeting will also seethe $35,000 Montrose Mudgee Cup Day Sprint (1200m), featuring local trainers Brett Thompson (Iwilldoit), Mack Griffith (Pera Pera), and Max Crockett (Lancelot).

Cameron Crockett said, “It’s the best country cup on the calendar”.

“If you exclude places like Wagga and Scone,which I don’t really call country cups becausethey’re more like city meetings,for a true-blue country cup this is hands down the best meeting around.

“I’ve been to every cup around here and you can’t compare them to Mudgee.”

He said another highlight will be Race 4, the Country Showcase Maiden Handicap (1200m), which he believes is a great concept for regional trainers.

“The beauty of the showcase days is they have a country maiden on every program, which is great because they’re worth about $23,000 to the winner and they have to be won by a country horse,” he said.

“Outside of the cup they’re generally the highest prize money of the day. It’s a great incentive.”

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Rainwater tank solution for residents

NEIGHBOURS of the RAAF Base at Tindal are likely to receive free rainwater tanks because of chemical contamination fears.
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The Defence Department last week confirmed it “was considering supplying eligible households with rainwater tanks” although Katherine Times has been told by several residents the offer had already been made.

“They see it as a cheaper option than bringing bottled water to us every week,” one resident, who did not want to be named, said.

“This way it is one expense and it’s over …they’ve offered to fill it with clean water too.”

It is now believed between 20 and 30 families neighbouring the base are receiving “alternative sources of drinking water” after chemicals called PFAS were found in ground and surface water testing.

Traces of PFAS have also been found in Katherine’s drinking water although at levels well below allowable limits.

With a further year of testing to come, initial tests found PFAS used in firefighting foams at the base between 1988 and 2004 have leached from the base into the groundwater.

“Defence has adopted a precautionary approach and is providing alternative sources of drinking water to eligible residents located in close proximity to the base who do not have a town water connection, and rely on the use of a bore for drinking water,” a spokesman said.

“Defence will also provide water to residents if drinking water is sourced from a rainwater tank that contains, or has contained, bore water in the past.”

Many questions were asked at the defence department sponmsored water forums in Katherine late last month on the use of rainwater tanks.

Many residents said bore water was regularly used to top up supplies during the long dry season and defence officials agreed it may mean the tanks themselves are now contaminated.

“Defence may also provide drinking water to residents in other exceptional circumstances,” the spokesman said.

“Each household’s drinking water requirements will be assessed on a case-by-case basis,” the spokesman said.

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Salt & Light: Bawley Point’s iPhone photographer publishes first bookphotosvideo

Salt & Light: Bawley Point’s iPhone photographer publishes first book | photos | video READY: Ryan Pernofski in action. Photo: Mikey McArthur.
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Photo: Ryan Pernofski.

Photo: Thurston Photo.

Photo: Ryan Pernofski.

Photo: Ryan Pernofski.

Photo: Thurston Photo.

Photo: Ryan Pernofski.

Photo: Ryan Pernofski.

Photo: Ryan Pernofski.

Photo: Ryan Pernofski.

TweetFacebookSalt & Lighthas been released by Harbour Publishing House.

“Basically I had all my photos sitting there, posting them on Instagram and I was designing other peoples books and knew I could do it with mine,” he said.

“It took about a bit more than a year to put together.

“It’s not something you can force.

“It was a lot of hard work, but I’m stoked.”

Salt & Light is filled with photos, stories, musings and photography tips from Ryan’s travels along the South Coast.

The majority of the images are shot between Kiama and Bawley Point, with a few from Queensland which Ryan says will be easy to spot “because they are the ones without any surf”; and99-per-cent are shot on his iPhone. Which is no mean feat for anyone who has used one.

ACTION: Ryan Pernofski, his iPhone and waterproof case capturing ocean magic. Photo: Thurston Photo.

Ryan is humble and said iPhone imagehas a lot to do with the lighting.

“I just swim out there and try to get some good angles, but it’s all about the lighting,” he said.

“I’ll eithergo in the early morning or just before sunset. The light is really dynamic then.

“The size of the lens on theiPhone is sosmall thatyou need to constantly get the water off or it ruins the photo.

“I lick it. It puts a little film on it. It makes the water kind of run off.”

However, Ryanwhile trying to get the perfect shot out of the ocean Ryan does not recommend licking your camera lens.

“That’s just wired, it would be gross… Wipe it on your shirt,” he joked.

Salt & Light: Photo Journal by Ryan Pernofskiis available via Harbour Publishing House RRP $24.99.

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