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Injured reptiles on the increase

Friday, 4th January, 2013

Six-year-old Ciara O’Neill, with brother James (4), cradles an injured shingleback lizard that is being cared for by RRANA. Six-year-old Ciara O’Neill, with brother James (4), cradles an injured shingleback lizard that is being cared for by RRANA.

Rescue and Rehabilitation of Australian Native Animals (RRANA) is caring for a large numbers of injured reptiles, and more bearded dragons than they had seen before.

The reptile breeding season was during September and October but RRANA Publicity Officer Lindy Hunt said that it was still dealing with an influx of injured lizards.

“I’ve still got a lot of the lizards that I’ve had in care during that time. A lot are still in care getting over their injuries,” she said.

Ms Hunt said that some lizards, such as those that have been hit by cars or mauled by other animals, take almost a year to recover from their injuries.

Help church celebrate 125 years of history

Wednesday, 2nd January, 2013

BH Uniting Church Secretary Valerie White is preparing for the Wesley Church’s 125th Anniversary this year. BH Uniting Church Secretary Valerie White is preparing for the Wesley Church’s 125th Anniversary this year.

The Wesley Uniting Church is busily preparing for its 125th anniversary later this year and it is seeking help from the public for a display.

The church is hoping to obtain memorabilia from anyone who has celebrated an occasion at the church since it opened in 1888.

The Reverend Will Pearson said that copies of photos from weddings, baptisms, concerts or any other activities which took place at the church would be most welcome.

The church, situated on the corner of Sulphide and Cobalt streets, used to be located at Sulphide and Blende and any similar items from that era would also be appreciated, Rev. Pearson said.

Fires quickly doused

Tuesday, 1st January, 2013

A grass fire in Eyre Street was quickly put out on Monday. A grass fire in Eyre Street was quickly put out on Monday.

By Erica Visser

A fire in Argent Street which caused a large amount of smoke was easily put out on Monday.

The fire was caused by saw dust and was put out at around 3.25pm by local fire fighters.

“It was a small fire at the rear of a building that had undergone some renovations,” Station Officer Matt Hunter said.

TAFE fees ‘to double’

Tuesday, 1st January, 2013

Local TAFE students may face an uncertain start to the new year as course fees are dramatically raised and some courses culled.

A number of State Government changes to TAFE came into effect yesterday, which the Teachers Federation claimed would result in hundreds of jobs losses and course cuts.

Locally, there remained uncertainty over whether a vacant local TAFE manager position would be filled after former manager, Tuana Saunders, left last month.

The Federal Minister for Skills and Tertiary Education, Chris Evans, warned on Monday that the coming year would be “unhappy” for TAFE students in NSW.

Model to debut internationally

Tuesday, 1st January, 2013

Local teenager Hannah Thompson will head to Japan in February after being offered a three-month modelling contract. Local teenager Hannah Thompson will head to Japan in February after being offered a three-month modelling contract.

By Gayle Ball 

Local teenager Hannah Thompson has been offered an international modelling contract.

The 17-year-old will take to the catwalk next month in Tokyo during Fashion Week, joining other models from across the globe.

The 174-centimetre-tall beauty was ‘spotted’ whilst working at the local Woolworths supermarket and given a card containing the information of the locally based talent agency, ProTalent Australia.

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