Two hours of hose power

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■ 10 years ago Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 2, 2007 ROCHESTER and Lock­ing­ton res­i­dents can wa­ter their gar­dens for two hours each week un­der new rules that came into ef­fect yes­ter­day.

The Stage 4 wa­ter re­stric­tions gen­eral ex­emp­tion will al­low Coliban Wa­ter’s ur­ban cus­tomers in Goul­burn and Mur­ray sys­tem towns to wa­ter their gar­dens.

All other Stage 4 wa­ter re­stric­tions will re­main in force, but the ex­emp­tion will al­low res­i­den­tial cus­tomers to wa­ter gar­dens us­ing a hand-held hose, bucket or wa­ter­ing can for up to two hours each week on spec­i­fied days, be­tween 7pm and 8pm.

Odd-num­bered prop­er­ties can wa­ter for one hour on Sun­days and Wed­nes­days and even and un­num­bered prop­er­ties can wa­ter on Satur­days and Tues­days dur­ing the hour al­lo­cated.

No wa­ter­ing is per­mit­ted on Mon­days, Thurs­days or Fri­days.

■ 30 years ago Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 6, 1987 ROCHESTER Shire Coun­cil will again ap­ply for per­mis­sion to build fac­toyettes on land in Lowry St Rochester.

The move fol­lows a re­quest from a Rochester busi­ness­man for help in es­tab­lish­ing a new en­ter­prise.

Mr Adrian Lees had writ­ten to coun­cil out­lin­ing plans to es­tab­lish a new seed and agri­cul­tural chem­i­cals sup­ply busi­ness in Rochester.

He ex­pressed pref­er­ence for a site at the cor­ner of Lowry and Fran­cis Sts, and in­di­cated he would be will­ing to lease a build­ing if it was built by coun­cil.

The site was pre­vi­ously the sub­ject of a plan­ning per­mit ap­pli­ca­tion by coun­cil, how­ever this did

not pro­ceed af­ter an ob­jec­tion was re­ceived.

■ 100 years ago Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 6, 1917 A RUS­SIAN wire­less of­fi­cial re­port states: The en­emy re­tired from his ad­vanced trenches north-west­ward of Soxip, on the Rou­ma­nian front. A Ger­man wire­less of­fi­cial mess- age says: A pow­er­ful ar­tillery duel is in progress from Houthoulst wood to Lys. The drum­fire has been ter­rific. Strong English at­tacks at Ypres have de­vel­oped.

Lon­don, Thurs­day: The Aus­tralians, ac­cord­ing to a United ser­vice mes­sage, are en­gaged in to­day’s great push. The Aus­tralians had the post of honor in the very cen­tre of the at­tack and ac­quit­ted them­selves su­perbly, over­whelm­ing the flower of the Ger­man army. The at­tack was on a front of 16,000 yards.

The Bri­tish and Aus­tralians were ir­re­press­ible and all ob­jec­tives to a depth of 2,000 yards were taken, in­clud­ing the most vi­tal ridges.

Photo: State Li­brary Vic­to­ria

Do you know this boy? He is pic­tured in 2004 wear­ing a blue rib­bon sash for the prizewin­ning rooster in the cat­e­gory ‘Best Stan­dard Heavy Male’ from the Great North­ern Show Rochester.

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