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Be on alert: The bad news about break-ins over the summer months

Break-ins usually go up in summer months – so lock your house properly, and ask your neighbours and friends to keep an eye on your property in your absence. Thats the advice from police and security experts in the Central West. Chifley Police District acting crime manager Chris Reay says criminals observe more than people might think. “For example, a household may go on holidays and a criminal notices and takes advantage,” Mr Reay said. “People may leave a premises less secure than they otherwise would in the cooler months, making entry to a premises simpler for an opportunistic criminal.” Read also: Follow the Parkes Elvis Festival 2019 in our Day-By-Day guide Data from the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research showed that there had been a hike in break-in incidents in the Bathurst, Orange and Dubbo regional areas during summer months in the past five years. The total break-in incidents in a year (October-September), however, have been on the decline in Bathurst, Orange and Dubb..

Break-ins usually go up in summer months – so lock your house properly, and ask your neighbours and friends to keep an eye on your property in your absence. Thats the advice from police and security experts in the Central West. Chifley Police District acting crime manager Chris Reay says criminals observe more than people might think. “For example, a household may go on holidays and a criminal notices and takes advantage,” Mr Reay said. “People may leave a premises less secure than they otherwise would in the cooler months, making entry to a premises simpler for an opportunistic criminal.” Read also: Follow the Parkes Elvis Festival 2019 in our Day-By-Day guide Data from the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research showed that there had been a hike in break-in incidents in the Bathurst, Orange and Dubbo regional areas during summer months in the past five years. The total break-in incidents in a year (October-September), however, have been on the decline in Bathurst, Orange and Dubbo for the past three years. Cameron Humphries, the managing director of Macquarie Alarm and Security, said his business definitely sees an increase in confirmed break and enters during the warmer months. “In particular, there is an increase in opportunistic break and enters to homes while people are at work,” Mr Humphries said. “Apart from the better weather making it more comfortable for would-be thieves to be out and about participating in crime, it is also a time where homeowners tend to open up their homes to allow air flow through to cool things down or they are out in their yards, leaving their homes unlocked.” Macquarie Alarm and Security provides services in Orange, Dubbo, Bathurst, Mudgee, Parkes, Forbes and most Central West cities. Read also: Open houses in and around Bathurst from Friday, January 11 to Sunday, January 13 | Videos, photos, map Mr Reay confirmed there had been break-in incidents when people opened their doors and windows for fresh air. “We have seen instances of this occurring and while we don't want to see people trying to live in a fortress and suffering due to the heat, police would ask residents to turn their minds to the security of their premises, especially if heading out for the day,” he said. Advice from Macquarie Alarm and Security:- Mr Humphries said the most effective thing to do is to install an alarm system that includes highly visible warning stickers and an external siren.

Break-ins usually go up in summer months – so lock your house properly, and ask your neighbours and friends to keep an eye on your property in your absence.

Thats the advice from police and security experts in the Central West.

Chifley Police District acting crime manager Chris Reay says criminals observe more than people might think.

“For example, a household may go on holidays and a criminal notices and takes advantage,” Mr Reay said.

“People may leave a premises less secure than they otherwise would in the cooler months, making entry to a premises simpler for an opportunistic criminal.”

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Data from the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research showed that there had been a hike in break-in incidents in the Bathurst, Orange and Dubbo regional areas during summer months in the past five years.

The total break-in incidents in a year (October-September), however, have been on the decline in Bathurst, Orange and Dubbo for the past three years.

Cameron Humphries, the managing director of Macquarie Alarm and Security, said his business definitely sees an increase in confirmed break and enters during the warmer months.

“In particular, there is an increase in opportunistic break and enters to homes while people are at work,” Mr Humphries said.

“Apart from the better weather making it more comfortable for would-be thieves to be out and about participating in crime, it is also a time where homeowners tend to open up their homes to allow air flow through to cool things down or they are out in their yards, leaving their homes unlocked.”

Macquarie Alarm and Security provides services in Orange, Dubbo, Bathurst, Mudgee, Parkes, Forbes and most Central West cities.

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Mr Reay confirmed there had been break-in incidents when people opened their doors and windows for fresh air.

“We have seen instances of this occurring and while we don't want to see people trying to live in a fortress and suffering due to the heat, police would ask residents to turn their minds to the security of their premises, especially if heading out for the day,” he said.

Advice from Macquarie Alarm and Security:-

  • Lock security doors and windows, even when at home.
  • Install window locks with a “fresh air” setting.
  • Remove keys from the locks, including window locks.
  • Lock the meter box.
  • Install security lighting

Mr Humphries said the most effective thing to do is to install an alarm system that includes highly visible warning stickers and an external siren.

This story Be on alert: The bad news about break-ins over the summer months first appeared on Western Advocate.

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CWA brave the cold for Breast Care Foundation

The Nyngan CWA will be holding a market day in Davidson Park on Saturday, June 8 commencing at 9am. To make the day fun for all we would like to have as many stalls as possible and we are inviting anyone who has craft or retail or anything they would like to sell or display to join in the day. The cost of a stall is $10 and to book a stall please ring Di Donald on 6832 1339. The CWA will be holding a cake stall, white Elephant stall and a Devonshire tea stall. Donations for any of these stalls would be greatly appreciated. All CWA proceeds from the day are for the Breast Cancer Foundation (Breast Cancer Research). This is in support and at the request of our long standing and valued member, Lyn Walsh, who at the moment is undergoing treatment for breast cancer. The CWA ladies braved a very cold Friday morning, on May 10 to hold a successful street stall with lots of cooking, plants etc for sale. The winners of the three draws of the raffle were Dawn Elder (handbag), Richard Hoare (the ..

The Nyngan CWA will be holding a market day in Davidson Park on Saturday, June 8 commencing at 9am. To make the day fun for all we would like to have as many stalls as possible and we are inviting anyone who has craft or retail or anything they would like to sell or display to join in the day. The cost of a stall is $10 and to book a stall please ring Di Donald on 6832 1339. The CWA will be holding a cake stall, white Elephant stall and a Devonshire tea stall. Donations for any of these stalls would be greatly appreciated. All CWA proceeds from the day are for the Breast Cancer Foundation (Breast Cancer Research). This is in support and at the request of our long standing and valued member, Lyn Walsh, who at the moment is undergoing treatment for breast cancer. The CWA ladies braved a very cold Friday morning, on May 10 to hold a successful street stall with lots of cooking, plants etc for sale. The winners of the three draws of the raffle were Dawn Elder (handbag), Richard Hoare (the Cookbook), and Elwyn Troth load of wood. Congratulations to the winners. Nyngan CWA appreciates very much the generosity and support they receive from the people of Nyngan. Thank you READ ALSO:

CWA brave the cold for Breast Care Foundation

  • Kay Linke purchasing some goods from Di Hughes.

  • Mary Lamph selling tickets.

    Mary Lamph selling tickets.

  • Di Hughes rugged up against the cold.

    Di Hughes rugged up against the cold.

  • CWA President Betty Jackson.

    CWA President Betty Jackson.

The Nyngan CWA will be holding a market day in Davidson Park on Saturday, June 8 commencing at 9am.

To make the day fun for all we would like to have as many stalls as possible and we are inviting anyone who has craft or retail or anything they would like to sell or display to join in the day.
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Election day is here, follow the action in the Parkes electorate

ELECTION day has arrived and we are here to give you the sizzle and the sausage from right across the Parkes electorate. We'll have journalists and photographers hitting the streets and polling booths across the region to talk voters, volunteers and of course those making the all-important #democracysausage. Still unsure who to vote for? Check out all the information on the candidates here. All the political action across the electorate will be covered here, from the moment the polling booths open at 8am, until they close at 6pm sharp. Our journalists will then by monitoring the number crunchers to bring you the results as they happen. This live blog will be constantly updating throughout the day. Refresh your browser and the new news will present at the top. You can follow the tally as the votes are counted.

ELECTION day has arrived and we are here to give you the sizzle and the sausage from right across the Parkes electorate.

We'll have journalists and photographers hitti..

ELECTION day has arrived and we are here to give you the sizzle and the sausage from right across the Parkes electorate. We'll have journalists and photographers hitting the streets and polling booths across the region to talk voters, volunteers and of course those making the all-important #democracysausage. Still unsure who to vote for? Check out all the information on the candidates here. All the political action across the electorate will be covered here, from the moment the polling booths open at 8am, until they close at 6pm sharp. Our journalists will then by monitoring the number crunchers to bring you the results as they happen. This live blog will be constantly updating throughout the day. Refresh your browser and the new news will present at the top. You can follow the tally as the votes are counted.

ELECTION day has arrived and we are here to give you the sizzle and the sausage from right across the Parkes electorate.

We'll have journalists and photographers hitting the streets and polling booths across the region to talk voters, volunteers and of course those making the all-important #democracysausage.

Still unsure who to vote for? Check out all the information on the candidates here.

All the political action across the electorate will be covered here, from the moment the polling booths open at 8am, until they close at 6pm sharp.

Our journalists will then by monitoring the number crunchers to bring you the results as they happen.

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Chef Tony talks truffles for festival

It is that time of year again when the region's foodies get excited about the impending truffle season and for Cape Lodge chef Tony Howell truffle season is a gift worth celebrating. Chef Howell will be centre stage at this year's Truffle Kerfuffle where he will run the free stage and speak with celebrity chefs including Pete Evans, Poh and Dunsborough's Aaron Carr. The chefs will perform truffle cooking demonstrations and Howell will host questions and answer sessions with Manjimup growers. “People can ask questions about truffles, the season, growing conditions and how to get them started, because everyone wants to grow truffles,” he said. Howell was looking forward to returning to Manjimup for the festival, saying the area had so much going for it and there were more truffles than you could ever imagine. “For the punter, if you want to try truffles this is the time to go. Book in one of the lunches or dinners because the chefs are given truffles to use by the producer..

It is that time of year again when the region's foodies get excited about the impending truffle season and for Cape Lodge chef Tony Howell truffle season is a gift worth celebrating. Chef Howell will be centre stage at this year's Truffle Kerfuffle where he will run the free stage and speak with celebrity chefs including Pete Evans, Poh and Dunsborough's Aaron Carr. The chefs will perform truffle cooking demonstrations and Howell will host questions and answer sessions with Manjimup growers. "People can ask questions about truffles, the season, growing conditions and how to get them started, because everyone wants to grow truffles," he said. Howell was looking forward to returning to Manjimup for the festival, saying the area had so much going for it and there were more truffles than you could ever imagine. "For the punter, if you want to try truffles this is the time to go. Book in one of the lunches or dinners because the chefs are given truffles to use by the producers, they can't help themselves and go nuts with it," he said. "In the kitchen, because of the price of truffles, you have to be careful how much you use. When you go to one of these events the chefs will be chatting to each other and they just keep shaving and shaving and shaving, there is no way you would use that much in a restaurant. "As far as the punter goes they are very spoilt, and as far as chefs go, it is like letting a kid free in a candy shop, give them a set of keys and tell them to go nuts we will be back in a couple of hours." Howell said at Cape Lodge the chefs were already talking about truffles and creating new and different recipes to put on the menu during the truffle season. "It is exciting, if truffles were here all year round they would not be that special, it is the mystique and the surprise, are we going to get enough, will the season be longer or shorter?" he said. "For me truffles are a truly seasonal product." Howell recommended going on a truffle hunt at the festival to see the dogs in action and how they react when they find a truffle. "The dogs are so cool they do demonstrations it is really good to watch, I have been on a couple and they are unreal," he said. "It is that element of surprise, if you did not have a dog you would spend hours searching, a dog can find them in five minutes." Truffle Kerfuffle is an all weekend celebration of fresh black truffles, the event will be held from June 21 to 23 2019 in Manjimup. To find out more or to purchase tickets visit trufflekerfuffle.com.au

It is that time of year again when the region's foodies get excited about the impending truffle season and for Cape Lodge chef Tony Howell truffle season is a gift worth celebrating.

Chef Howell will be centre stage at this year's Truffle Kerfuffle where he will run the free stage and speak with celebrity chefs including Pete Evans, Poh and Dunsborough's Aaron Carr.

The chefs will perform truffle cooking demonstrations and Howell will host questions and answer sessions with Manjimup growers.

"People can ask questions about truffles, the season, growing conditions and how to get them started, because everyone wants to grow truffles," he said.

Howell was looking forward to returning to Manjimup for the festival, saying the area had so much going for it and there were more truffles than you could ever imagine.

If truffles were here all year round they would not be that special, it is the mystique and the surprise, are we going to get enough, will the season be longer or shorter?

Chef Tony Howell

"For the punter, if you want to try truffles this is the time to go. Book in one of the lunches or dinners because the chefs are given truffles to use by the producers, they can't help themselves and go nuts with it,Read More – Source

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