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Hard earned beverage for South West firies

Breweries from the South West region of Western Australia have banded together to say thank you to local fire brigades. On May 24, the breweries met at Cheeky Monkey Brewing Co Vasse to brew a one-off beer, of which all proceeds will be donated to the local fire department. Artisan Brewing from Denmark, Bootleg Brewery, Cheeky Monkey Brewing Co, Eagle Bay Brewing Co, Rocky Ridge Brewing Co, Cowaramup Brewing Co and Wildhop Brewing Co from Margaret River all donated their time on the day. The group said South West firefighters had put their lives on the line countless times in a region where fires had caused devastation, including the loss of the Ellersie hops farm and a fire on the family property of Cheeky Monkey Managing Director Brent Burton. Richard Moroney, captain of the Rosa Brook Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade said the dedication from firefighters came down to a passion for serving their communities. “Giving to our community is something that comes from the heart of all volunteers..

Breweries from the South West region of Western Australia have banded together to say thank you to local fire brigades. On May 24, the breweries met at Cheeky Monkey Brewing Co Vasse to brew a one-off beer, of which all proceeds will be donated to the local fire department. Artisan Brewing from Denmark, Bootleg Brewery, Cheeky Monkey Brewing Co, Eagle Bay Brewing Co, Rocky Ridge Brewing Co, Cowaramup Brewing Co and Wildhop Brewing Co from Margaret River all donated their time on the day. The group said South West firefighters had put their lives on the line countless times in a region where fires had caused devastation, including the loss of the Ellersie hops farm and a fire on the family property of Cheeky Monkey Managing Director Brent Burton. Richard Moroney, captain of the Rosa Brook Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade said the dedication from firefighters came down to a passion for serving their communities. "Giving to our community is something that comes from the heart of all volunteers. We do this not just because it's the right thing to do: we do it because we want do it out of love for our respective communities," he said. "Thanks to the South West brewers and all involved in this project, you're a great bunch and this initiative is a great thing to be part of." The beer, named 'Firefighters Friend' is a session-able 4.5% ABV Red Ale and will be released during WA Beer Week, held from June 20 to June 30. "The challenge was to brew a beer that the firefighters could use to quench their thirst, while still keeping craft beer enthusiast interested," said Brent Burton. Artisan Brewing helped with some yeast, while Ellersie Hops donated most ingredients for the beer after their headquarters burnt down last year. "Following our own devastating fire at the hop farm last April, we were very happy to be given the opportunity to get involved," said Ellersie Hop Estate's Patrick-James Matan. "As well as benefitting the brave men and women who voluntarily fight fires in the South West, this collaboration brew should be a cracking addition to WA Beer Week." Firefighters Friend will be available in 375ml cans and in kegs, pouring at numerous venues in Perth and the South West. Proceeds will be used to purchase new firefighting equipment.

Breweries from the South West region of Western Australia have banded together to say thank you to local fire brigades.

On May 24, the breweries met at Cheeky Monkey Brewing Co Vasse to brew a one-off beer, of which all proceeds will be donated to the local fire department.

Artisan Brewing from Denmark, Bootleg Brewery, Cheeky Monkey Brewing Co, Eagle Bay Brewing Co, Rocky Ridge Brewing Co, Cowaramup Brewing Co and Wildhop Brewing Co from Margaret River all donated their time on the day.

The group said South West firefighters had put their lives on the line countless times in a region where fires had caused devastation, including the loss of the Ellersie hops farm and a fire on the family property of Cheeky Monkey Managing Director Brent Burton.

Richard Moroney, captain of the Rosa Brook Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade said the dedication from firefighters came down to a passion for serving their communities.

"Giving to our community is something that comes from the heart of all volunteers. We do this not just because it's the right thing to do: we do it because we want do it out of love for our respective communities," he said.

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Western NSW ‘neglected’ by budget says Barwon MP

The NSW Government has delivered a Sydney-centric budget that fails to deliver for rural and regional areas, says Shooters, Fishers and Farmers member for Barwon Roy Butler. “The Berejiklian Government has celebrated its operating surplus and its record investment in infrastructure across the state and that's all good – if you forget that western NSW is also part of the state,” he said on Tuesday. He said the Barwon electorate is 44 per cent of the state, but hasn't had a significant school or hospital upgrade funded in this budget. READ ALSO: “All I am seeing in this budget is a continuation of record neglect of western NSW,” Mr Butler said. “The budget delivers new metro trains, museums and stadiums for the Sydney, and less than the bare necessities for the communities of the Barwon electorate. “The NSW Government announced that this budget was a budget for the bush, and congratulated themselves for their record investment in drought funding. Mr Butler said it's time t..

The NSW Government has delivered a Sydney-centric budget that fails to deliver for rural and regional areas, says Shooters, Fishers and Farmers member for Barwon Roy Butler. "The Berejiklian Government has celebrated its operating surplus and its record investment in infrastructure across the state and that's all good – if you forget that western NSW is also part of the state," he said on Tuesday. He said the Barwon electorate is 44 per cent of the state, but hasn't had a significant school or hospital upgrade funded in this budget. READ ALSO: "All I am seeing in this budget is a continuation of record neglect of western NSW," Mr Butler said. "The budget delivers new metro trains, museums and stadiums for the Sydney, and less than the bare necessities for the communities of the Barwon electorate. "The NSW Government announced that this budget was a budget for the bush, and congratulated themselves for their record investment in drought funding. Mr Butler said it's time to support our farming businesses and communities while they are at their lowest ebb, but said short-term cash loans are not the way. "I'm disappointed that the government is congratulating its self on the announcement of more short-term cash loans," he said. "Short-term cash loans create more debt. More debt is not the solution for farmers or our communities. Story continues after video: "Loans of any kind are a receivable for government. The future repayment of these loans will just delay the recovery from the drought further. "The current drought is impacting on businesses that aren't part of the agriculture supply chain. It's affecting schools, hospitals, and community services. It's impacting regional communities with such severity that without proper government assistance many will struggle to recover. "If the NSW Government needs help with long-term solutions, all they have to do is pick up the phone and call me. "Individuals and groups from across the Barwon electorate and the state have approached me with ideas that have the potential to improve the outlook for regional communities. Solutions that cover community business capacity, education, infrastructure, mental health, and rural finance. "It's time we listen to what they have to say and work together across political divides to ensure our rural and regional communities are supported. "It's time we work together to deliver solutions. We need to for the future of rural and regional NSW."

The NSW Government has delivered a Sydney-centric budget that fails to deliver for rural and regional areas, says Shooters, Fishers and Farmers member for Barwon Roy Butler.

"The Berejiklian Government has celebrated its operating surplus and its record investment in infrastructure across the state and that's all good – if you forget that western NSW is also part of the state," he said on Tuesday.

He said the Barwon electorate is 44 per cent of the state, but hasn't had a significant school or hospital upgrade funded in this budget.

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"All I am seeing in this budget is a continuation of record neglect of western NSW," Mr Butler said.

"The budget delivers new metro trains, museums and stadiums for the Sydney, and less than the bare necessities for the communities of the Barwon electorate.

"The NSW Government announced that this budget was a budget for the bush, and congratulated themselves for their record investment in drought funding.

Mr Butler said it's time to support our farming businesses and communities while they are at their lowest ebb, but said short-term cash loans are not the way.

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Wash your hands, avoid gastro: Western LHD advise good hygiene

The Western NSW Local Health District (LHD) are encouraging people to wash their hands and stay at home if they have gastro symptoms, after a number of cases at the Warren Hospital over the weekend. It was reported that there was restricted access to the hospital over the weekend to stop the spread of the highly-contagious gastroenteritis infection to the wider community. The Western NSW LHD are advising people to practice good hygiene to help prevent the virus from spreading. READ ALSO: “People are urged to practice good hand hygiene by washing hands thoroughly using soap and running water for at least 10 seconds and drying with a clean towel, particularly after using the toilet, after assisting someone with diarrhoea and/or vomiting and before preparing food,” a Western NSW LHD spokesperson said. “Alternatively use alcohol hand gel if your hands are not visibly soiled and soap and water are not available.” They said it was also important to wash fruits and vegetables thoroughly befor..

The Western NSW Local Health District (LHD) are encouraging people to wash their hands and stay at home if they have gastro symptoms, after a number of cases at the Warren Hospital over the weekend. It was reported that there was restricted access to the hospital over the weekend to stop the spread of the highly-contagious gastroenteritis infection to the wider community. The Western NSW LHD are advising people to practice good hygiene to help prevent the virus from spreading. READ ALSO: "People are urged to practice good hand hygiene by washing hands thoroughly using soap and running water for at least 10 seconds and drying with a clean towel, particularly after using the toilet, after assisting someone with diarrhoea and/or vomiting and before preparing food," a Western NSW LHD spokesperson said. "Alternatively use alcohol hand gel if your hands are not visibly soiled and soap and water are not available." They said it was also important to wash fruits and vegetables thoroughly before eating. "It is particularly important for people who have had gastroenteritis to be careful about practicing good hand hygiene as described above even when symptoms have subsided because some people remain infectious even after they have recovered," the spokesperson said. If you or someone you care for is sick: Anyone with vomiting or diarrhoea should rest at home and not attend work, school or child-care or visit a residential care facility until vomiting and diarrhoea have stopped for 48 hours. During this time they should not prepare food for others, or care for patients, children or the elderly.

The Western NSW Local Health District (LHD) are encouraging people to wash their hands and stay at home if they have gastro symptoms, after a number of cases at the Warren Hospital over the weekend.

It was reported that there was restricted access to the hospital over the weekend to stop the spread of the highly-contagious gastroenteritis infection to the wider community.

The Western NSW LHD are advising people to practice good hygiene to help prevent the virus from spreading.

READ ALSO:

"People are urged to practice good hand hygiene by washing hands thoroughly using soap and running water for at least 10 seconds and drying with a clean towel, particularly after using the toilet, after assisting someone with diarrhoea and/or vomiting and before preparing food," a Western NSW LHD spokesperson said.

"Alternatively use alcohol hand gel if your hands are not visibly soiled and soap and water are not available."

They said it was also important to wash fruits and vegetables thoroughly before eating.

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Juniors impress in weekend of hockey clashes

The young players of the Margaret River Hockey team took to the turf over the weekend in matches against Georgiana Molloy Anglican School and Capel. The Margaret River Year 3-5's team headed to Busselton to face off against GMAS on Saturday. It was the first time the majority of the team had played on the turf and they had a strong game with great defence and strong passing to finish with a 0-0 draw. The young children showed some beautiful teamwork. Jack Leggate and Hemi Creagh both had some great saves in goals. Angus Male, Ricci Monteleone and Marley McDonnell all had impressive games setting up some great passages of play. There was a rainy start to the year 6-8 Margaret River vs Capel game, also played on Saturday. It was a closely played game with plenty of pressure applied by both teams. A few gutsy attacks from Xander MacDonald nearly resulted in a goal. It wasn't until the end of the first half that the first goal was scored by Oscar Male. The sun came out in the sec..

The young players of the Margaret River Hockey team took to the turf over the weekend in matches against Georgiana Molloy Anglican School and Capel. The Margaret River Year 3-5's team headed to Busselton to face off against GMAS on Saturday. It was the first time the majority of the team had played on the turf and they had a strong game with great defence and strong passing to finish with a 0-0 draw. The young children showed some beautiful teamwork. Jack Leggate and Hemi Creagh both had some great saves in goals. Angus Male, Ricci Monteleone and Marley McDonnell all had impressive games setting up some great passages of play. There was a rainy start to the year 6-8 Margaret River vs Capel game, also played on Saturday. It was a closely played game with plenty of pressure applied by both teams. A few gutsy attacks from Xander MacDonald nearly resulted in a goal. It wasn't until the end of the first half that the first goal was scored by Oscar Male. The sun came out in the second half and Capel managed to find their way through the Margaret River defence. Stand out efforts on the field came from Sol Piper and Aden Bailey. A goal from Capel's Hiroki Rule equalised the score 1-1. The Margaret River 6-8 boys has players aged from 11 years up they really show us what it is to be good sports on and off the turf. Keep up to date with the club at www.facebook.com/margaretriverhockeyclub

Juniors impress in weekend of hockey clashes

  • Equal draw: There was a rainy start to the year 6-8 Margaret River vs Capel game on Saturday. Photos: Nicole Hoffman

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