July, 2018

Illegal ‘ice’ and pharmaceuticals are ‘Not Our Way’Video

The NSW Police have launched a new campaign in Dubbo aimed at raising awareness about the dangers of illegal drug use in Aboriginal communities across the state.
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‘Not Our Way’ has been developed by the NSW Police Drug and Alcohol Coordination team in conjunction with Aboriginal Community Liaison Officers (ACLOs), key health industry stakeholders as well as local Aboriginal elders and community members.

The campaign consists of dual videos that address the rising issue of methylamphetamine (‘ice’), the illegal use of pharmaceuticals, and the associated health and safety risks to both individuals’ and the wider community.

Additional educational resources – including youth-focused story books as well as brochures on health services that specialise in drug and alcohol recovery support – have been created as part of the campaign.

NSW Police Corporate Sponsor on Aboriginal Communities, Assistant Commissioner Geoff McKechnie, said the campaign aims to highlight and address the challenges facing local Aboriginal communities.

“Research shows that Aboriginal communities are at greater risk of developing harmful long-term drug use than the general population, and both ‘ice’ and pharmaceuticals have shown the biggest spike more recently,” Assistant Commissioner McKechnie said.

“The use and distribution of illegal drugs is not only against the law but it’s incredibly harmful to your health and can lead to many serious consequences including the breakdown of families and local communities.

“The rise in recreational pharmaceutical usage also shows that drugs don’t have to be illegal to be lethal and they can prove to be just as dangerous as their illicit counterparts,” Assistant Commissioner McKechnie said.

“Both trends are of great concern so we’ve decided to get on the front foot and work with the Aboriginal community to address these specific challenges together, before people are faced with possible jail time and serious health effects.”

Assistant Commissioner McKechnie said the campaign seeks to educate people on the dangers of ‘ice’ and illegal pharmaceutical use by discussing their short and long-term effects while illustrating warning signs for friends and families of those possibly affected.

“Importantly, this is an initiative for and by Aboriginal people – it’s absolutely crucial that we work closely with one another to foster relationships and build stronger, safer communities that acknowledge key challenges while working collaboratively on solutions,” Assistant Commissioner McKechnie said.

“The campaign videos also feature two individuals who speak candidly about their path to recovery and their associated experiences. Our hope is that their voices transect the community and let people know that help and support is available.

“Following today’s launch the campaign resources will be progressively rolled out across the state to send a positive message on behalf of the community that dangerous drug use is ‘Not Our Way.’

Members of the community can contact ADIS at any time for confidential information, advice and referral services.

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Steady progress on climate forecasting

LOOKING AHEAD: Agriculture Victoria climate agronomist Dale Grey says medium term climate forecasting skill is improving.
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CLIMATE forecasters are making steady progress in terms of accuracy, however there remains a critical gap in the late summer and early autumn, when growers are making their planting decisions.

This is the summary of the accuracy of medium to long term forecasts from Agriculture Victoria climate agronomist Dale Grey.

“You look at the results from the models as the have evolved, from the Bureau of Meterology’s POAMA 1 forecasting model, used from 2002 to 2006 and compared them to the ACCESS-S system now used and it is very different.

“The models have moved from statistical to dynamic and can now account for what is actually happening in the oceans and atmosphere.”

He said improvements were being made not just in terms of overall climate forecasting but with localization.

“The ACCESS-S system will give you readings on a 60km grid, compared to 250km grids or larger with the older models.”

Whereas the old systems were statistically based, the newer dynamic-based models, predict weather based on real-time information from the world’s oceans and atmosphere.

“It is a more accurate system, but it requires an enormous amount of computer power to operate,” Mr Grey said.

“The more computer power becomes available, theoretically the better the forecasts will get as they can handle more processes.”

He said while farmers often focused on the times that the forecast was wrong, overall skill was improving right across the board.

“You only have to look at the short term forecast and where we are with that.

“The accuracy we get five days out now is what a decade ago you could get for a two-day outlook.”

Mr Grey said in terms of international climate forecasting, the impact of the Pacific Ocean was well researched, but other drivers of climate in Australia were less well understood.

“There has been a lot of global investment into what happens in the Pacific and that has led to what we know about El Niño and the Southern Oscillation Index (SOI) but other factors for Australia such as the Indian Ocean Dipole and the Southern Annular Mode are less well understood.”

“Not many people are that interested in what happens in the Indian Ocean, it is mainly of interest to Australia, so we haven’t seen the level of investment and research there that has occurred in the Pacific.”

He said growers really looking to get a handle on likely weather outcomes for the season ahead needed to look at a range of models.

“Different models have different attributes, for instance, POAMA-2 has very good skill in central Queensland, but only in spring and summer, while others have strengths in other areas.”

Mr Grey said an interesting trend was emerging with consensus forecasts utilizing all available models in terms of weather events becoming more concentrated than forecasted.

“Overall, the consensus of models have got it right, but have said a year will be only slightly wetter or drier when at the end it has been significantly wetter or drier in years like 2015 and last year.”

“There is an interesting correlation that when half the models move away from average a significant result, whether wetter or drier has occurred.”

“We can probably put that down to something happening that some, but not all models are picking up on.”

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Palliative care system crying out for help

IT REALLYisn’t good enough.
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Palliative care campaigners Mitch Williams and Lucy Haslam

It has been over a year since Mitch Williams and Lucy Haslam shone a light on Tamworth’s palliative care shortfall.

Former palliation specialists, the local Cancer Council branch and loved ones dealing with loss agree, Tamworth is the worst-placed in the state when it comes to providing end-of-life care.

It’s certainly not a rosy topic to talk about, but the conversation isn’t going away any time soon.

Our local advocates welcomed Hunter New England Health’s decision to add one palliation nurse to the ranks, but it’s still not enough.

Mr Williams put it bluntly when he said “there are a lot of people suffering in the New England at the moment due to the slow nature ofdecisions being made.”

Maybe these things take time, but how much is enough when people are “suffering”?

For the Deputy Premier to come to Tamworth and meet with the city’s chief advocates is surely a sign of where our palliation needs are on the government’s agenda.

It’s worth noting a stateelection isn’t far away.

The government’s leadership looks a lot different than it did 12 months and itsstance on a few prickly issues has also changed.

Greyhound racing lives on, along with a number of regional councils that had faced extinction.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian came to power with an eye –and chequebook –for regional NSW, quickly signing off on a $4.25 million contribution to make Tamworth’s sporting centre of excellence a reality.

“I think they’ll ignore the regions at their own peril,” Mayor Col Murray said just days before the announcement.

But palliative care should not be a political issue.

It’s a fact of life and people should not be concerned about what care they’ll receive.

New England has one specialist physician for end-of-life care.

Our health and delivery of care should be in the government’s interest all of the time.

But now there is a chance for the government to make a real change and leave a great legacy.

Because it’s not just Tamworth crying out for help, with cries coming Dubbo, Orange, Bega and the Cancer Council for service boosts.

It’s not good enough and it’s time for the government to make a change.

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Other ways to support Carwoola bushfire victims

SUPPORT: Proceeds from a preview show of “The Addams Family” at The Q will go toward the Carwoola Bushfire Relief Fund. Photo: Karleen Minney.Supporting victims of the Carwoola bushfire over the next week will be as simple as buying a sausage sandwich or seeing a musical.
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Firefighters will swap their gear for tongs and a barbecue next Saturday to help victims of the Carwoola bushfire.

Ridgeway Rural Fire Brigadewas already booked to holdFyshwick Bunnings Warehouse’s barbecue that day.

CaptainRyan Pow said the event was originally supposed to raise money for the brigade, but priorities changed after the bushfire struck on February 17.

“Because we’re a volunteer brigade, we fundraise by holding sausage sizzles,” he said.

“A few guys in the brigade thought it might be a good idea to keep doing it, but have the proceeds go to the Carwoola fund.”

As well as food and drinks, the brigade will take a fire truck to the fundraiser for children to check out on the day.

Mr Pow said raising money would help other members of the Rural Fire Service.

“There were a few people it touched here, a few members of the RFs lost their houses while they were out fighting fires,” he said.

“I think it’s touched everyone.”

The brigade is working with local businesses to try and secure donations of sausages and equipment.

For those who are more theatrically minded, aspecial preview show of The Addams Familywill be held at The Q on Thursday night.

The proceeds of tickets, which cost $25 each, will go toward the Carwoola Bushfire Appeal.

Regular performances of the show will begin the next day.

Anyone who wants to donate to the fund directly can go to Westpac branches orby transferring into BSB Number:032724, Account Number:362257

The Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council has now set up a dedicated hotline for residents to assist in the recovery process – 6285 6900 and there isan email address for any online enquiries [email protected]论坛.

A council spokesman said individuals wishing to donate items for fire-affected residents could drop them off at Anglicare through the Bargain Hunter store on Monaro Street, Queanbeyan.

People with offers of furniture or other bulky items should contact the recovery co-ordinators through the above number.

The spokesman said whenit becomes clear that donated items are surplus to the relief effort, those items will be managed by Anglicare in the same way as general donations and processed accordingly.

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Isolation breeds creativityphotos

AIDAN Gageler enjoys few things more than jumping into the car with his camera and hitting the road.
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The former Macquarie College student, 18, travelled more than 1000 kilometres across the state last year to capture the nine photos he submitted for his Higher School Certificate major work for Visual Arts.

“I shoot every day,” he said. “Photography isan escape from life, from the stress of the HSC and everything that went along with that. It’s a way to keep myself sane and enjoy my own company.”

Isolation breeds creativity | photos Introspective: Aidan Gageler said he was inspired by the romanticisim art movement and the theory nature is an extension of human emotion . Picture: Marina Neil

Aidan Gageler photographed the rock formation at the top of Mount Kosciuszko at sunrise. He often organised trips to include photoshoots at sunrise and sunset.

Aidan Gageler made a more than 500 kilometre return trip to photograph this barn on the Breeza Plains at sunset. It was a prop in one of the Superman films.

Aidan Gageler photographed this boat at Swansea at sunset.

Aidan Gageler photographed Norah Head lighthouse at sunset.

TweetFacebookAidan’s tenacity has been rewarded with selection into ARTEXPRESS, aseries of exhibitions showing in galleries across the state ofexemplary student HSC artworks.

His work is in an exhibition opening on Monday at Newington Armory in Sydney Olympic Park.

“It’s very humbling and it’s great because in my body of work I’ve tried to address a big issue or theme and to know that message is being shown to a wide audience–I feel like I’m taking a step in the right direction.”

Aidan’sphotographsaimtocombat the negative connotations of isolation and show solitude can be good for human development and emotional stability.

He traces inspiration for the project back to his 16thbirthday, whenhe convinced his parents to allow him to host a large party, thinking that popularity would equal greater happiness.

“I thought it was going to be my break-through moment,” he said. “It didn’t take me long to realise no-one was really there for me.”

Aidan said choosing to “hide myself away”for a week or so to process what had happened was “the best decision I ever made”.

“It was not until then that I realised how empowering solitude is to an individual,” he said. “I’m not saying don’t have friends, but you’vegot to be comfortable with yourself and enjoy your own company.

“The idea that if you’re not constantly talking to someone you’re a lonely person, or if you don’t have a partner you’re not doing life right, all these social constructs put a lot of pressure on kids.

“I found by being alone and doing something I really enjoy I was able to challenge myself and find out about myself. It was uplifting.”

Aidan had always been interested in art and received his first camera at the age of 10, the night before his family left on a cruise to the Pacific Islands. He had filled the SD card before he fellasleep.

Aidan received offers from the University of Newcastle and University of Western Sydney to study Creative Industries this year, but has deferred to try and crack into the world of professional photography.

“It is definitely something I want to pursue and I wanted to get my own feel for it and develop my own style before I go to university.”

Delivering little boxes of hope

Jane holds a number of goods that will be packed in shoeboxes and distributed to kids in Fiji.Cowra coordinator of Operation Christmas ChildJane Joyce-Doolan is going on a gift giving missionthis weekendofferingonce in a lifetime aid to children in Fiji.
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Jane has been selected as part of a 10-person team that will distributeindividual shoeboxes full to the brim with special gifts for young boys and girls of Fiji.

Jane, who works part-time at CowraPCYC and Carinya,has been involved with Operation Christmas Child for the past 12 years and dedicates her passion for helping others to the satisfaction she gets from being involved.

“I’m really looking forward to meeting the locals, meeting the kids and seeing the impact the boxes have on them it’ll be awesome to see the reaction. I’m going to cry I’m going to need lots of tissues,” Jane said.

Operation Christmas Child is one of several programs operated by humanitarian aid organisation Samaritan’s Purse.

The program involves shoeboxes being packed with items common people would take for granted such as soap, a tooth brush, a face washer,pens, pencils, clothes, hats, toys, a hair brush and heaps more.

The shoeboxes are sorted, sent to various underdeveloped countries and then distributed on the ground by volunteers. For Jane, this marksonlythe second time she’s been out of the country and despite very little notice, she never hesitated in accepting the opportunity.

“This is a big thing for me. I’ve been out of the country once and that was 21 years ago.I’ve had to get ready in about two weeks. I’mall sorted,” Jane said.

Putting together the boxes is something Jane loves doing, she said, each including a picture book with a special poem she writes.

“I’m really good at poetry so I’vedone that because I love doing it and it’s something special, something they wouldn’t usually get.”

Jane encourages individuals and businesses in the community to get involved,donate goods or put together a shoebox for Operation Christmas Child.

Last year, between Australia and New Zealand about 11,000 boxes were distributed throughout the world. Remarkably 600werepacked out of Cowra –that’s almost one of every 18 boxes.

Jane flies out this Saturday, March 4 before heading back on March 12. For more information about Operation Christmas Child and to find out how you can get involvedcontact Jane on 63424997 or 0411812155 or Trish Cusack on 0438423873.

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Fine Food gongs for coffee, bakery and seafood producers

The Coffee, Professional Bakery and Aquaculture competitions saw producers benchmark their products against their peers with a win distinguishing them as a fine food industry leader.THE country’s bestfine food producers have been unveiled after ten days of judging outstanding bakery, coffee and aquaculture products at the 2017 Sydney Royal Fine Food Show.
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Hosted by the not-for-profit Royal Agricultural Society of NSW, the Show rewards excellence while promoting, fostering and encouraging the sustainable development of Australian agriculture.

TheCoffee, Professional Bakery and Aquaculture competitions saw producers benchmark their products against their peers with a win distinguishing them as a fine food industry leader.

More than 780 exhibits were judged between January 31 and February 10 with 12 champions being awarded a coveted Sydney Royal Medal and a further 52 Gold, 134 Silver and 239 Bronze medals distributed.

Chair of the Sydney Royal Fine Food Show, Sally Evans, said winners were selected by a panel of industry specialists through a blind judging process.

“Sydney Royal is committed to creating a competitive space that promotes the pursuit of excellence in the fine food, wine and produce sectors,” Ms Evans said.

“Australian companies continue to benefit considerably from winning a Sydney Royal medal. Doors are opened to new marketing opportunities both locally and internationally,” she added.

Earning a crustTHE Sydney Royal Professional Bakery Competition saw 19 Gold, 65 Silver and 98 Bronze medals awarded.

More than 340 entries across 64 classes were submitted by professional bakers from across the country.

Brasserie Bread from Banksmeadow was awarded Champion Bread for their Flinders Ranges Sprouted Wheat thanks to its astounding volume, delicate crumb and good texture.

A flavour trend was uncovered with The Gumnut Patisserie taking out Champion Pastry with their Salted Caramel Tartlet, and Cessnock’s Exquisite Cakesby Lennert Salted Caramel Slice winning Champion Cake.

Cessnock bakery Exquisite Cakes by Lennert has won a Fine Food award at the Sydney Royal.

The Gumnut Patisserie in Mittagong also saw their rising star, Samantha Trotter win Best Apprentice/Student Exhibit. Judges described her Blueberry and Custard Brioche, Raspberry Croissants and Vanilla Slice as an amazing selection of products with great consistency.

The apprentice and student classes encourage the development of upcoming bakery professionals, ensuring the industry’s continued success.

Something fishy…THIS year the highest ever quality of oysters were presented to the judging panel which was reflected in the results with 11 more gold medals being awarded than in the 2016 competition. A total of 99 medals were awarded in 2017 consisting of 32 Gold, 44 Silver and 23 Bronze.

Doyles Oysters from Batemans Bay claimed the Champion Sydney Rock Oyster and the Champion Aquaculture Product Perpetual Trophy donated by Noel Herbst OAM.

Other championship winners included:

Champion Prawn: Pacific Reef Fisheries

Champion Barramundi: Pejo Enterprises

Champion Fresh Fish: Murray Gold Australia

Champion Salmon Product: Pialligo Estate

Champion Trout Product: Arc-en-Ciel Rainbow Trout

Keen as a beanA TOTAL301 entries from 56 exhibitors were judged by an expert panel of Australia’s most respected and fine-tuned palates.

The high standard of quality required to earn a coveted Gold Medal was reinforced with just one being awarded in the 2017 competition alongside 25 Silver and 118 Bronze medals.

Diva Coffeefrom Belrose was presented the prestigious Gold Medal, taking out Champion Latté for their Diva Fair Trade Blend which judges described as beautifully balanced with a fantastic full palate.

All coffees were roasted in Australia using locally and internationally grown beans. Categories judged included international and Australian grown single origin and blend coffees across latte, espresso, plunger and decaffeinated.

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Mt Piper goes ‘green’

Mt Piper power station could be home to an Australian-first method of energy generation but not everyone is convinced it is a good idea. Photo: FILELithgow could be home to an Australian-first form of energy at the Mt Piper Power Station if a newly-proposed project goes ahead in 2018.
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The owner of Mt Piper, EnergyAustralia, isconducting afeasibility study into converting part of the plant to run on non-recyclable household materials, commonly referred to as “refuse-derived fuel”.

The proposal involves installing a purpose-built boiler at the Mt Piper power station, fuelled by materialssuch as discarded plastics, linen and non-recyclable paper, that would otherwise go to landfill, the company said.

If the companydecides togo ahead with the project, EnergyAustralia saidthe estimated $60 million project would have capacity to generate around 13 megawatts of “cleaner and reliable, base-load energy.”

It would also generate 120 jobs during the construction stage and 15 ongoing operational places.

Lithgow mayor Stephen Lesslie said he would welcome the development if it was given the green light.

“It has a number of advantages. It has the potential to extend the life of the coal used at Mt Piper or it could increase the base-load of power produced at the plant,” the mayor said.

“It would also present a big saving in landfill so a project that cleans up the environment and provides extra jobs for Lithgow is very welcome.”

However the Lithgow Environmental Group (LEG) is concerned the number of jobs doesn’t make up for the negatives.

“Burning plastic is always something you were told not to do. Is this just going to lead to further pollution when Lithgow is already exceeding discharge limits?,” LEG vice president Chris Jonkers said.

“We worry it will lead to Lithgow becoming a dumping ground for Sydney’s unwanted rubbish with no benefit for the town.

“I hope Lithgow scrutinises the proposalcarefully, especially the collateral impacts.”

A decision on the plan wouldbe made in 2018, with first electricity production scheduled for 2019.

EnergyAustralia executive Mark Collette said the technology was often used to generate electricity for homes in the United States and Europe, but the Mt Piper project would be the first of its kind in Australia.

“This kind of energy recovery project has the potential to generate more electricity at the Mount Piper power station while using the same amount of coal,” he said.

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Beaten Gilmore tips Aussie pair to shinephotos

SIX-TIME world champion Stephanie Gilmore believes Bronte Macaulay and Sally Fitzgibbons will be among the toughest to beat at Surfest this weekend after falling to themon Friday.
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RISING STAR: West Australian surfer Bronte Macaulay gets vertical during her heat win over Sally Fitzgibbons and Stephanie Gilmore on Friday. Picture: WSL/Bennett

Gilmore wasfrustrated by slow, small waves in her round of 24 heat at the 6000-point qualifying series Anditi Women’s Pro, which is set to gain better swell but wet weather for the finals.

The 29-year-old was third behind West Australian young gun Macaulay and Surfest 2016 winner Fitzgibbons.Surfing the northern end of Pogos at Merewether, the trio had little to choose from but Macaulay got the jump on her fellow championship toursurfers early with a 5.67 then a three-hit ride to post a heat-high 7.5. Macaulay edged out Fitzgibbons 13.17 to 13.16, leaving Gilmore needing a 6.4 in the final minute to progress. Gilmore, who lost in the final last year, finished on 10.77.

“My wave choice was pretty bad,” Gilmore said.“There was just a bit less energy than yesterday in the waves, so the waves were hard to get some kind of push, so I struggled a bit. But that’s all right.Bronte and Sally are probably the best two girls in the event, so to lose to them is not so bad.”

Gilmore believed that “if conditions stay like this”, Macaulay, Fitzgibbons and Silvana Lima would be ones to watch in the finals.

“Bronte’s one of my favourite humans ever,” she said.“She’s so nice, and Sally as well, so it was cool to have a heat with them but tough because I know both of them have a really great team around them, so they were going to be in the right spots for the right waves and put on a great show.”

Macaulay was just “happy to get through that heat”.

“For me, they are the top two surfers in the event,” Macaulay said. “So it was really stacked and in the end it wasn’t a super high-scoring heat but it was tricky and just a nice one to get through. Hopefully I can keep it going.”

Fitzgibbons, who is aiming for a record-equalling third Surfest crown, felt the same.

“It’s pretty rare in the round of 24 to have a full CT heat,” she said. “It was a good split when Steph and Bronte went down the beach and I stayed on thatrip bowl. I just had to hold my nerve.There’s a couple of little things I want to fix up for the next round and I’m just glad I could make it through.”

Gilmore was still happy with her time in Newcastle after scoringa near-perfect 19 on Thursday in her first World Surf League heat of 2017. Shewas also named best female surfer of the Australian Boardriders Battle national final at Newcastle last weekend. Her club, Snapper Rocks, finished second.

“It’s good to be down and around the contest vibe and get those feelings happening again,” she said.

“We had a great week. I started in the boardriders battle then had a couple of heats here, so it’s a pretty nice way to start the season.

Beaten Gilmore tips Aussie pair to shine | photos Sally Fitzgibbons

Ryan Callinan

Tatiana Weston-Webb

Silvana Lima

Sage Erickson

Reef Heazlwood

Paulina Ado

Alejo Muniz

Malia Manuel

Macy Callaghan

Keely Andrew

Yago Dora

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Felicity Palamateer

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TweetFacebook Surfest Day 5Surfest and WSL photographers capture the action from day five at Surfest on Friday“It was head high for ants out there but I think it’s more the energy of it. Small waves are OK as long as there’s a bit of push behind them. There wasn’t much today.

“It’s a bit of a bummer but it’s OK, I waspretty happy with my round one, so I’ve just got to build and grow, and onto the next.”

Gilmore was heading home to prepare for the opening event of the CT at Snapper Rocks.

CT surfer Nikki Van Dijk was the other high-profile casualty of the round, finishing last in heat seven of eight with a 9.77 two-wave total.

In the round of 16,Tatiana Weston-Webb takes on Lima,Mahina Maeda meetsPaige Hareb, former champion Malia Manuel drewCarol Henrique,Keely Andrew will clash withSage Erickson, young gun Macy Callaghan takes onFitzgibbons, Macaulay is againstSophie McCulloch,Zoe McDougall takes onPauline Ado andJohanne Defay is matched withIsabella Nichols.

Concert season has top line-up

TheMacquarie Conservatorium has announced its 2017 Concert Series involving “exceptional musicians”, which starts in Dubbo on Friday.
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“Macquarie Conservatorium has a great line-up of outstanding visiting artists for our concert series this year,” says Macquarie Conservatorium director, Vivienne Winther.

The first concert will be performed on March 3 by the Seraphim Trio, which is returning with a program of masterpieces for violin, cello and piano.

The Conservatorium said the trio’s2014 concert in Dubbo was very popular.

This yearviolinist Helen Ayres, pianist Anna Goldsworthy, and cellist Tim Nankervis journey through time and Europe, from classical 18th century Vienna with Mozart, to romantic 19th century Czechoslovakia with Dvorak and then impressionistic 20th century France with Ravel.

Winners of the Piano Trio Prize and Audience Choice Award at the 2001 Australian National Chamber Music Competition, the trio frequently broadcasts on ABC Classic FM.

Theyare sought-after performers at the Melbourne International Arts Festival, Port Fairy Spring Music Festival and Adelaide Festival of the Arts.

The 2017seriesalso includesan acclaimed guitar duo, five of Australia’s best brass players, a prize-winning pianist, and an exciting flute and guitar combination.

Australia’s favourite guitar duo, theGrigoryan Brothers will perform music from their latest CD release on April 4.

TheAustralian Brass Quintetfeatures Australia’s leading brass players in a range of music from 16thcentury Spanish songs to the electrifying rhythms of Bernstein’s West Side Story on May 5.

Russian virtuoso pianistAndrey Gugnin, winner of the 2016 Sydney International Piano Competition, will enthrallwith Bach, Schubert and Stravinsky’s breathtaking Petrouchka Suite on August 11.

Captivating flautistJane Rutter, recently awarded the Chevalière de l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres by the French Government, takes her audience on a journey from Paris to Buenos Aires with brilliant guitaristGiuseppe Zangariin their entertaining concert“Tango Raga Habanera” on October 13.

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