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In a true story stranger than fiction, a tale inspired by Nannup's big clock could well have predicted the clock's future when it was written. In true Nostradamus style, Nannup resident Michael Nicholas said he was inspired to write Big Time after seeing the clock some years ago and had sort of predicted what had now happened in his tale. “I did predict in the novel that the clock would go back to its original home, which is Kevin Bird's shed, and in the novel he received funding from various anonymous sources to back him,” he said. “The book started when I went out to visit the clock with some friends and I was talking to the Mr Bird's wife and she said, 'someone should write a book about this.' “She was referring to a fiasco with the clock that happened 10 years ago, almost similar to what has happened in the last couple of months. “I did think it was interesting, but I did not want to dig up all that bad history, because back then the government had alr..

In a true story stranger than fiction, a tale inspired by Nannup's big clock could well have predicted the clock's future when it was written. In true Nostradamus style, Nannup resident Michael Nicholas said he was inspired to write Big Time after seeing the clock some years ago and had sort of predicted what had now happened in his tale. "I did predict in the novel that the clock would go back to its original home, which is Kevin Bird's shed, and in the novel he received funding from various anonymous sources to back him," he said. "The book started when I went out to visit the clock with some friends and I was talking to the Mr Bird's wife and she said, 'someone should write a book about this.' "She was referring to a fiasco with the clock that happened 10 years ago, almost similar to what has happened in the last couple of months. "I did think it was interesting, but I did not want to dig up all that bad history, because back then the government had already chipped in a million dollars to the original project. "But what would happen in a tiny town if that million dollars went missing and other mayors started to circle the project because they could see it would be really good for their town? "That is where it gets really weird because art and life suddenly run into each other, because the rumours are that is actually what is happening, other people and other places are showing an interest." Mr Nicholas said his book really explored small town life with a big emphasis on that collegial thing found in small towns, when things do go bad people step up and help. "It might be that everyone knows everyone's business, which might be a bad thing but could also be a good thing too," he said. "When it hits the fan you often find you do get support and I tried to capture that spirit, because in the end the town begins to realise they are being manipulated by outside forces, in particular a man with a lot of money. "He tries to get control of the clock and the town gets together and fights back. "In the end the clock tower goes up and the clock is installed, be it not in the middle of town but not far from the town. "In that journey when the mayor is trying to figure out where to get the money, the book explores the relationships in that town. "A lot of people in town have read the book and said, oh that has got to be so and so, it is not, it is a novel, it is purely fiction. "You could put it in any country town and people would think it was someone they knew because they are generalised characters around this particular theme." Mr Nicholas will be at Barefoot Books in Figtree Lane, Busselton to sign copies of his book Big Time from 10am to 2pm on Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May 25.

In a true story stranger than fiction, a tale inspired by Nannup's big clock could well have predicted the clock's future when it was written.

In true Nostradamus style, Nannup resident Michael Nicholas said he was inspired to write Big Time after seeing the clock some years ago and had sort of predicted what had now happened in his tale.

"I did predict in the novel that the clock would go back to its original home, which is Kevin Bird's shed, and in the novel he received funding from various anonymous sources to back him," he said.

"The book started when I went out to visit the clock with some friends and I was talking to the Mr Bird's wife and she said, 'someone should write a book about this.'

"She was referring to a fiasco with the clock that happened 10 years ago, almost similar to what has happened in the last couple of months.

"I did think it was interesting, but I did not want to dig up all that bad history, because back then the government had already chipped in a million dollars to the original project.

"But what would happen in a tiny town if that million dollars went missing and other mayors started to circle the project because they could see it would be really good for their town?

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Uni student’s survey aims to help boost lamb survival

Sheep producers across western NSW are being encouraged to participate in an online survey that investigates vaccination and nutritional supplementation of sheep. Former Peak Hill resident and current Charles Sturt University student, Kayla Kopp, is conducting the investigation as part of her studies. Ms Kopp's PhD at Charles Sturt's School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences is investigating the nutritional supplementation of lambing ewes and sheep producers are being asked to take part in the survey. The survey takes approximately 15 minutes and participants remain anonymous. READ ALSO: Charles Sturt students win top tertiary team at merino challenge The project is supervised Professor Michael Friend and is part of a wider body of research at the Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation, an alliance between Charles Sturt and the NSW Department of Primary Industries, that aims to improve the productivity and profitability of sheep production. “One in five lambs born in Austra..

Sheep producers across western NSW are being encouraged to participate in an online survey that investigates vaccination and nutritional supplementation of sheep. Former Peak Hill resident and current Charles Sturt University student, Kayla Kopp, is conducting the investigation as part of her studies. Ms Kopp's PhD at Charles Sturt's School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences is investigating the nutritional supplementation of lambing ewes and sheep producers are being asked to take part in the survey. The survey takes approximately 15 minutes and participants remain anonymous. READ ALSO: Charles Sturt students win top tertiary team at merino challenge The project is supervised Professor Michael Friend and is part of a wider body of research at the Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation, an alliance between Charles Sturt and the NSW Department of Primary Industries, that aims to improve the productivity and profitability of sheep production. "One in five lambs born in Australia die within days of birth, costing the industry over $1 billion each year," Professor Friend said. "Our research aims to better understand how those losses occur and to develop knowledge and tools that will help producers improve animal health and boost lamb survival." READ ALSO: Walgett's Jill Roughley, runs her property with guts and determination The survey is available online (www.surveymonkey.com/r/ lambsurvey) and sheep producers are invited to take part in the research until Saturday, August 31. Participants must be producers currently involved in the sheep industry either as farm owners or managers in NSW; must have ewes lambing on their property annually; and must have at least 50 sheep on their property. The survey builds on Miss Kopp's earlier field studies focused on nutritional supplementation and milk production. Data from the study will contribute to research on animal welfare, animal nutrition and sheep production.

Sheep producers across western NSW are being encouraged to participate in an online survey that investigates vaccination and nutritional supplementation of sheep.

Former Peak Hill resident and current Charles Sturt University student, Kayla Kopp, is conducting the investigation as part of her studies.

Ms Kopp's PhD at Charles Sturt's School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences is investigating the nutritional supplementation of lambing ewes and sheep producers are being asked to take part in the survey.

The survey takes approximately 15 minutes and participants remain anonymous.

The project is supervised Professor Michael Friend and is part of a wider body of research at the Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation, an alliance between Charles Sturt and the NSW Department of Primary Industries, that aims to improve the productivity and profitability of sheep production.

"One in five lambs born in Australia die within days of birth, costing the industry over $1 billion each year," Professor Friend said.

"Our reRead More – Source

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Margaret River’s women in wine head to New York

Three women from the Margaret River region's wine industry have been invited to New York City for the Australian Women in Wine Awards on Tuesday September 17. Finalists from the region include Vanya Cullen – who has once again been nominated for a Winemaker of the Year award – making it the second time she has received such an accolade this year. Also nominated in the Australian Women in Wines Awards were Howard Parks marketing officer Rebecca Love and Clairault Streicker cellar door person Ulrika Larsson. Ms Love has been nominated for Marketer of the Year and Ms Larsson has been nominated for Cellar Door Person of the Year. Australian Women in Wine Awards founder and chair Jane Thomson said the depth and breadth of talent entered in the awards this year made it exceptionally difficult for their judges. “It just goes to show that after five years of operation, we are continuing to attract the very best female talent in the Australian wine community,” she said. “Theirs are excepti..

Three women from the Margaret River region's wine industry have been invited to New York City for the Australian Women in Wine Awards on Tuesday September 17. Finalists from the region include Vanya Cullen – who has once again been nominated for a Winemaker of the Year award – making it the second time she has received such an accolade this year. Also nominated in the Australian Women in Wines Awards were Howard Parks marketing officer Rebecca Love and Clairault Streicker cellar door person Ulrika Larsson. Ms Love has been nominated for Marketer of the Year and Ms Larsson has been nominated for Cellar Door Person of the Year. Australian Women in Wine Awards founder and chair Jane Thomson said the depth and breadth of talent entered in the awards this year made it exceptionally difficult for their judges. "It just goes to show that after five years of operation, we are continuing to attract the very best female talent in the Australian wine community," she said. "Theirs are exceptional stories that deserve to be told and celebrated." More than 35 Australian female wine producers have been invited to the invitation only event, which will be live streamed back to Australia via the Australian Women in Wine's Facebook page. More information on the Australian Women in Wine Awards can be found at WomeninWineAwards.com.au.

Three women from the Margaret River region's wine industry have been invited to New York City for the Australian Women in Wine Awards on Tuesday September 17.

Finalists from the region include Vanya Cullen – who has once again been nominated for a Winemaker of the Year award – making it the second time she has received such an accolade this year.

Also nominated in the Australian Women in Wines Awards were Howard Parks marketing officer Rebecca Love and Clairault Streicker cellar door person Ulrika Larsson.

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Uncanny story on big clock

In a true story stranger than fiction, a tale inspired by Nannup's big clock could well have predicted the clock's future when it was written. In true Nostradamus style, Nannup resident Michael Nicholas said he was inspired to write Big Time after seeing the clock some years ago and had sort of predicted what had now happened in his tale. “I did predict in the novel that the clock would go back to its original home, which is Kevin Bird's shed, and in the novel he received funding from various anonymous sources to back him,” he said. “The book started when I went out to visit the clock with some friends and I was talking to the Mr Bird's wife and she said, 'someone should write a book about this.' “She was referring to a fiasco with the clock that happened 10 years ago, almost similar to what has happened in the last couple of months. “I did think it was interesting, but I did not want to dig up all that bad history, because back then the government had alr..

In a true story stranger than fiction, a tale inspired by Nannup's big clock could well have predicted the clock's future when it was written. In true Nostradamus style, Nannup resident Michael Nicholas said he was inspired to write Big Time after seeing the clock some years ago and had sort of predicted what had now happened in his tale. "I did predict in the novel that the clock would go back to its original home, which is Kevin Bird's shed, and in the novel he received funding from various anonymous sources to back him," he said. "The book started when I went out to visit the clock with some friends and I was talking to the Mr Bird's wife and she said, 'someone should write a book about this.' "She was referring to a fiasco with the clock that happened 10 years ago, almost similar to what has happened in the last couple of months. "I did think it was interesting, but I did not want to dig up all that bad history, because back then the government had already chipped in a million dollars to the original project. "But what would happen in a tiny town if that million dollars went missing and other mayors started to circle the project because they could see it would be really good for their town? "That is where it gets really weird because art and life suddenly run into each other, because the rumours are that is actually what is happening, other people and other places are showing an interest." Mr Nicholas said his book really explored small town life with a big emphasis on that collegial thing found in small towns, when things do go bad people step up and help. "It might be that everyone knows everyone's business, which might be a bad thing but could also be a good thing too," he said. "When it hits the fan you often find you do get support and I tried to capture that spirit, because in the end the town begins to realise they are being manipulated by outside forces, in particular a man with a lot of money. "He tries to get control of the clock and the town gets together and fights back. "In the end the clock tower goes up and the clock is installed, be it not in the middle of town but not far from the town. "In that journey when the mayor is trying to figure out where to get the money, the book explores the relationships in that town. "A lot of people in town have read the book and said, oh that has got to be so and so, it is not, it is a novel, it is purely fiction. "You could put it in any country town and people would think it was someone they knew because they are generalised characters around this particular theme." Mr Nicholas will be at Barefoot Books in Figtree Lane, Busselton to sign copies of his book Big Time from 10am to 2pm on Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May 25.

In a true story stranger than fiction, a tale inspired by Nannup's big clock could well have predicted the clock's future when it was written.

In true Nostradamus style, Nannup resident Michael Nicholas said he was inspired to write Big Time after seeing the clock some years ago and had sort of predicted what had now happened in his tale.

"I did predict in the novel that the clock would go back to its original home, which is Kevin Bird's shed, and in the novel he received funding from various anonymous sources to back him," he said.

"The book started when I went out to visit the clock with some friends and I was talking to the Mr Bird's wife and she said, 'someone should write a book about this.'

"She was referring to a fiasco with the clock that happened 10 years ago, almost similar to what has happened in the last couple of months.

"I did think it was interesting, but I did not want to dig up all that bad history, because back then the government had already chipped in a million dollars to the original project.

"But what would happen in a tiny town if that million dollars went missing and other mayors started to circle the project because they could see it would be really good for their town?

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Sheep producers across western NSW are being encouraged to participate in an online survey that investigates vaccination and nutritional supplementation of sheep. Former Peak Hill resident and current Charles Sturt University student, Kayla Kopp, is conducting the investigation as part of her studies. Ms Kopp's PhD at Charles Sturt's School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences is investigating the nutritional supplementation of lambing ewes and sheep producers are being asked to take part in the survey. The survey takes approximately 15 minutes and participants remain anonymous. READ ALSO: Charles Sturt students win top tertiary team at merino challenge The project is supervised Professor Michael Friend and is part of a wider body of research at the Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation, an alliance between Charles Sturt and the NSW Department of Primary Industries, that aims to improve the productivity and profitability of sheep production. “One in five lambs born in Austra..

Sheep producers across western NSW are being encouraged to participate in an online survey that investigates vaccination and nutritional supplementation of sheep. Former Peak Hill resident and current Charles Sturt University student, Kayla Kopp, is conducting the investigation as part of her studies. Ms Kopp's PhD at Charles Sturt's School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences is investigating the nutritional supplementation of lambing ewes and sheep producers are being asked to take part in the survey. The survey takes approximately 15 minutes and participants remain anonymous. READ ALSO: Charles Sturt students win top tertiary team at merino challenge The project is supervised Professor Michael Friend and is part of a wider body of research at the Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation, an alliance between Charles Sturt and the NSW Department of Primary Industries, that aims to improve the productivity and profitability of sheep production. "One in five lambs born in Australia die within days of birth, costing the industry over $1 billion each year," Professor Friend said. "Our research aims to better understand how those losses occur and to develop knowledge and tools that will help producers improve animal health and boost lamb survival." READ ALSO: Walgett's Jill Roughley, runs her property with guts and determination The survey is available online (www.surveymonkey.com/r/ lambsurvey) and sheep producers are invited to take part in the research until Saturday, August 31. Participants must be producers currently involved in the sheep industry either as farm owners or managers in NSW; must have ewes lambing on their property annually; and must have at least 50 sheep on their property. The survey builds on Miss Kopp's earlier field studies focused on nutritional supplementation and milk production. Data from the study will contribute to research on animal welfare, animal nutrition and sheep production.

Sheep producers across western NSW are being encouraged to participate in an online survey that investigates vaccination and nutritional supplementation of sheep.

Former Peak Hill resident and current Charles Sturt University student, Kayla Kopp, is conducting the investigation as part of her studies.

Ms Kopp's PhD at Charles Sturt's School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences is investigating the nutritional supplementation of lambing ewes and sheep producers are being asked to take part in the survey.

The survey takes approximately 15 minutes and participants remain anonymous.

The project is supervised Professor Michael Friend and is part of a wider body of research at the Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation, an alliance between Charles Sturt and the NSW Department of Primary Industries, that aims to improve the productivity and profitability of sheep production.

"One in five lambs born in Australia die within days of birth, costing the industry over $1 billion each year," Professor Friend said.

"Our reRead More – Source

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Three women from the Margaret River region's wine industry have been invited to New York City for the Australian Women in Wine Awards on Tuesday September 17. Finalists from the region include Vanya Cullen – who has once again been nominated for a Winemaker of the Year award – making it the second time she has received such an accolade this year. Also nominated in the Australian Women in Wines Awards were Howard Parks marketing officer Rebecca Love and Clairault Streicker cellar door person Ulrika Larsson. Ms Love has been nominated for Marketer of the Year and Ms Larsson has been nominated for Cellar Door Person of the Year. Australian Women in Wine Awards founder and chair Jane Thomson said the depth and breadth of talent entered in the awards this year made it exceptionally difficult for their judges. “It just goes to show that after five years of operation, we are continuing to attract the very best female talent in the Australian wine community,” she said. “Theirs are excepti..

Three women from the Margaret River region's wine industry have been invited to New York City for the Australian Women in Wine Awards on Tuesday September 17. Finalists from the region include Vanya Cullen – who has once again been nominated for a Winemaker of the Year award – making it the second time she has received such an accolade this year. Also nominated in the Australian Women in Wines Awards were Howard Parks marketing officer Rebecca Love and Clairault Streicker cellar door person Ulrika Larsson. Ms Love has been nominated for Marketer of the Year and Ms Larsson has been nominated for Cellar Door Person of the Year. Australian Women in Wine Awards founder and chair Jane Thomson said the depth and breadth of talent entered in the awards this year made it exceptionally difficult for their judges. "It just goes to show that after five years of operation, we are continuing to attract the very best female talent in the Australian wine community," she said. "Theirs are exceptional stories that deserve to be told and celebrated." More than 35 Australian female wine producers have been invited to the invitation only event, which will be live streamed back to Australia via the Australian Women in Wine's Facebook page. More information on the Australian Women in Wine Awards can be found at WomeninWineAwards.com.au.

Three women from the Margaret River region's wine industry have been invited to New York City for the Australian Women in Wine Awards on Tuesday September 17.

Finalists from the region include Vanya Cullen – who has once again been nominated for a Winemaker of the Year award – making it the second time she has received such an accolade this year.

Also nominated in the Australian Women in Wines Awards were Howard Parks marketing officer Rebecca Love and Clairault Streicker cellar door person Ulrika Larsson.

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