Kaniva-Leeor United win despite fourth-quarter drop-off

EFFORT: James Turner scored three goals for Kaniva-Leeor United at the weekend. Picture: STEVE BROWNGOOD kicking is good football.
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Kaniva-Leeor United proved that saying is true in its 17.4 (106) to 14.5 (89) win over Bordertown at Kaniva on Saturday.

The Cougars kicked 14 straight goals before half-time to hold a 56-point lead over the Roosters.

The Roosters responded late with a seven-goal-to-nil final term, but the Cougars were far enough ahead to hold on for their ninth consecutive win.

Cougars coach Neil Reeve said his side would take the four points but knew it could get better.

“To have a 10-goal lead at half time and not be able toput a team away was a little bit frustrating,” he said.

“We won, but the boys were obviously disappointed with how we played in the last quarter.

“We went away from everything we did well in the first three quarters.”

Leigh Ryan finished with six goals for the Cougars, while Dylan Williams slotted four and James Turner three.

All three were among the hosts’ best player, alongside defender Scott Brown.

Lee Staple was the Roosters’ best player, kicking seven goals.

The win leaves the Cougars a game behind ladder-leader Padthaway, but two games clear of Penola and Mundulla.

The Cougars will face the Lions on Saturday, with ruckman Ryan Richardson, groin, and Matt Skrypek, concussion, in doubt for the top of the table clash.

Border Districts came close to their first win since round four at Kingston.

The Eagles led the Saints by 16 points at three-quarter-time, but a five-goal-to-one final quarter saw the hosts snatch a 15.12 (102) to 13.11 (89) victory.

Shaun Taylor kicked five goals for the Eagles, while Anthony Taylor was named the side’s best.

Sam Braidwood slotted six goals for the Saints.

In other results, Mundulla thrashed Naracoorte by 103 points at home, while Lucindale dished out a 131-point thumping to Kybybolite.

Flag favourite Padthaway maintained its winning form with a 40-point victory against reigning premier Penola.

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Shoalhaven Heads’ arboretum formal entry opened

Shoalhaven Heads’ arboretum formal entry opened The Curtis Park Arboretum in Shoalhaven Heads was officially opened on Sunday, July 20.
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The Curtis Park Arboretum in Shoalhaven Heads was officially opened on Sunday, July 20.

The Curtis Park Arboretum in Shoalhaven Heads was officially opened on Sunday, July 20.

The Curtis Park Arboretum in Shoalhaven Heads was officially opened on Sunday, July 20.

The Curtis Park Arboretum in Shoalhaven Heads was officially opened on Sunday, July 20.

The Curtis Park Arboretum in Shoalhaven Heads was officially opened on Sunday, July 20.

The Curtis Park Arboretum in Shoalhaven Heads was officially opened on Sunday, July 20.

The Curtis Park Arboretum in Shoalhaven Heads was officially opened on Sunday, July 20.

The Curtis Park Arboretum in Shoalhaven Heads was officially opened on Sunday, July 20.

The Curtis Park Arboretum in Shoalhaven Heads was officially opened on Sunday, July 20.

The Curtis Park Arboretum in Shoalhaven Heads was officially opened on Sunday, July 20.

The Curtis Park Arboretum in Shoalhaven Heads was officially opened on Sunday, July 20.

The Curtis Park Arboretum in Shoalhaven Heads was officially opened on Sunday, July 20.

The Curtis Park Arboretum in Shoalhaven Heads was officially opened on Sunday, July 20.

The Curtis Park Arboretum in Shoalhaven Heads was officially opened on Sunday, July 20.

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Bonny Hills bushfire finally extinguished

File picThe Rural Fire Service declared thebushfire nearMcGilvray Road in Bonny Hills to be out on Monday morning.
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“It’s pretty much done and dusted,” Inspector Guy Duckworth said.

The fire started on July 10, and burned through more than 600 hectares of scrub to the south of the Camden Haven town.

Crews from throughout the Hastings battled to contain the blaze for several days.

Containment lines were established on July 12, and it then fell to the Bonny Hills volunteers to check on the fire with twice daily patrols.

The smokey haze lingered over the area for more than a week, and was eventually cleared by the recent gusty conditions.

The weekend’s rain also helped end any remaining smoulder spots.

“That should keep everythingdamp around the coast for the rest of the week,” Inspector Duckworth said.

But he warned the dry conditions were expected to continue inland, and the danger period was only just beginning.

Residents planning to conduct hazard reduction burning should first contact their localFireControl Centre and check if afirepermit is required.

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Anglican parishes called on to assist court ‘war chest’

Reverend Brett Watterson.The Commonwealth Bank is demanding the Anglican Diocese of Bathurst repay its $25 million debt immediately, and to do so it must sell-off church buildings.
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However, Bishop Ian Palmer says the church will not go down without a fight and will do all it can to protect its churches.

“We believe there are other avenues to explore, but in order to defend ourselves we’re seeking support from the parishes,” he said.

Parishes will be asked to come up with a “target” amount of money to contribute to the diocese war chest, but if the parishes do not have access to liquid assets they may have to sell church property to raise the funds.

Bishop Palmer said if property was to be sold it would be up to the parishioners, but they would need to provide the target money.

“We are instructed that in order to repay this money immediately, we must sell off assets to meet this bill,” he said.

“What we are saying is that we are protecting these assets, for the good of the communities.

“But we will have to use some of those assets, a small proportion.”

Parkes St George’s Anglican Church minister, Reverend Brett Watterson said it will definitely make it difficult for parishes.

But he said Parkes was quite a strong parish and he was confident they would be able to ride it out.

“The matter is in the courts so it is not possible to say too much. I am hopeful we will find out more at a meeting in Orange this weekend (yesterday),” he said.

In legal proceedings, the Commonwealth Bank of Australia sent the Bathurst diocese a list of properties to be sold to recoup the money.

Church buildings were at the bottom of that list, Bishop Palmer said.

But he believed church rectories were just as important for the lifeblood of the church community and did not want to see them fall out of church hands.

The estimated cost of the court action, should it go to trial, is about $1 million.

It is not expected to go to trial this year.

The church is arguing the Anglican Development Fund, which no longer exists, borrowed the money from the bank and the church is therefore not responsible for actions undertaken by the defunct fund.

The Anglican Diocese of Bathurst includes Parkes and covers about a third of NSW, from the Blue Mountains to the Queensland border, and consists of 34 parishes.

It stretches from Oberon, Cowra and West Wyalong in the south to Cobar and Bourke in the west, across the north-west to Coonamble and Coonabarabran, and in the east to Coolah, Mudgee and Rylstone.

“We don’t think that the demands the Commonwealth Bank have placed upon us are reasonable and in order to mount our defence we need support from the parishes,” Bishop Palmer said.

Bishop Palmer said last week he would be explaining the situation to all Anglicans in Orange over the weekend.

The Commonwealth Bank was contacted for comment but a spokesperson said the bank could not comment because the matter was before the court.

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