Wa­ter-sav­ing projects will make a big splash

Campaspe News - - NEWS -

10 years ago Tues­day, Novem­ber 6, 2007 TEN district schools, sport­ing groups and com­mu­nity groups can un­der­take wa­ter-sav­ing projects af­ter re­ceiv­ing grants from the fed­eral gov­ern­ment.

The groups are among 33 projects in Cam­paspe Shire to share in nearly $3.7 mil­lion in fund­ing through the Aus­tralian Gov­ern­ment Wa­ter Fund.

It is ex­pected Com­mu­nity Wa­ter Grants projects na­tion­ally will save about 400 mil­lion litres of wa­ter a year in the Mur­ray elec­torate.

In the district, the big win­ners were Cam­paspe Golf Club, Rochester Recre­ation Re­serve, Nan­neella Es­tate Pri­mary School, Rochester Sec­ondary Col­lege, Rochester’s St Joseph’s Pri­mary School and the El­more Field Days, which each re­ceived nearly $50,000 for wa­ter­sav­ing projects.

30 years ago Tues­day, Novem­ber 3, 1987 THE Rochester Pic­nic Races ended in con­tro­versy last Sat­ur­day when a horse was dis­qual­i­fied fol­low­ing al­le­ga­tions of a ‘‘ring in’’.

The dis­qual­i­fied horse fin­ished first in the Lely Rest­down Cup fi­nal, but was ruled in­el­i­gi­ble a short time later.

Of­fi­cials ruled that the horse had raced in a ear­lier heat, but had fin­ished un­placed, but was later

Although suf­fer­ing from a se­vere cold, the honourable gen­tle­man spoke with con­sid­er­able vigour

sub­sti­tuted for a horse that had qual­i­fied, and raced un­der that name.

The con­tro­versy flared shortly af­ter the fi­nal had been run, with own­ers and riders of other horses claim­ing the win­ning horse had been sub­sti­tuted.

100 years ago Sat­ur­day, Novem­ber 3, 1917 THE min­is­ter for Rail­ways, the Hon. H. Mcken­zie ad­dressed the elec­tors at the Shire Hall, Rochester, on Tues­day evening last, the chair be­ing oc­cu­pied by Cr. T. W. McMaster.

Af­ter re­fer­ring to the great war and the stress it had oc­ca­sioned, Mr McKen­zie, who was wearmly re­ceived, gave an ac­count of his three years’ ste­ward­ship.

Although suf­fer­ing from a se­vere cold, the honourable gen­tle­man spoke with con­sid­er­able vigour.

Leanne Warner was named ‘‘Filly of the Day’’ at the Rochester Pic­nic Races. She is pic­tured here with Rochester Foot­ball Club pres­i­dent John Win­dle.

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