Two hours of hose power
■ 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.
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.