Be care­ful of scam callers: Police

Deniliquin Pastoral Times - - News - P.Tee

Scam callers ap­pear to be ac­tive in the district again, prompt­ing a warn­ing from De­niliquin’s top cop.

De­tec­tive In­spec­tor Jy Brown, who is the De­niliquin of­fi­cer in charge, said three peo­ple so far this week have re­ported re­ceiv­ing calls from self-pro­claimed rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the Aus­tralian Fed­eral Police or Aus­tralian Tax­a­tion Of­fice.

‘‘The res­i­dents were ei­ther told there were out­stand­ing war­rants for their ar­rest or that they owed the gov­ern­ment money, and were then asked for per­sonal de­tails,’’ Det Insp Brown said.

‘‘Any­one re­ceiv­ing calls of this na­ture should refuse to give out any per­sonal de­tails.

‘‘You should never give any de­tails to any­one you do not know over the phone or in­ter­net, or to peo­ple that can­not be ver­i­fied.

‘‘Any­one who re­ceived a call like this can con­tact De­niliquin Police on 5881 9299, or the ATO or AFP di­rectly to seek ver­i­fi­ca­tion.’’

Det Insp Brown said the first re­port of these calls was made on Tues­day.

Noah’s good luck

While many peo­ple go through their lives never play­ing in a sport­ing grand fi­nal, suc­cess seems to fol­low lo­cal teenager Noah Bradley.

It was brought to the PAS­TORAL TIMES’ at­ten­tion that the 14 year-old has com­peted in six grand fi­nals over the past three years, in­clud­ing his win as part of Ber­ri­gan’s premier­ship win­ning footy side in Satur­day’s Pi­cola & District League de­ciders.

Noah qual­i­fied for his first grand fi­nal in the Deni Rhi­nos Cricket Club’s in­au­gu­ral Mur­ray Val­ley Cricket As­so­ci­a­tion Un­der 14s sea­son in 2017/18, in which the Rhi­nos won.

The Rhi­nos have made the de­cider in all three years they have com­peted in the Un­der 14s com­pe­ti­tion, win­ning two out of three flags.

Noah also played for the Deni Rams fourths in the Mur­ray League, with that side com­pet­ing in back-to-back grand fi­nals in 2018 and 2019, re­sult­ing in a loss and a win re­spec­tively.

Get the rods ready

Lo­cal fam­i­lies are re­minded to mark next Satur­day, Septem­ber 26 in the cal­en­dars for the Deni Fish­ing Club’s Fish­ing Fun Day at Wil­loughby’s Beach, De­niliquin.

Bait and fish­ing lines will be supplied by the club, or bring your own rod and get ad­vice from avid an­glers about how to make the most if it.

The fun day will run from 11am to 3pm, and in­clude a free barbecue lunch and prizes for var­i­ous fish­ing re­lated com­pe­ti­tions.

Par­ents must su­per­vise their own chil­dren on the day and COVID-19 rules will ap­ply.

Spring ba­bies

It truly feels like spring now that sev­eral adorable clutches of duck­lings have popped up through­out De­niliquin.

The Aus­tralian Wood Ducks fre­quent the War­ing Gar­dens and en­joy swim­ming in the lagoon, which they now do as a fam­ily.

Please re­mem­ber that ducks are quite pro­tec­tive of their young, so take ex­tra care if you en­counter the fam­ily in the gar­dens.

Ac­cord­ing to the Aus­tralian Mu­seum, the normal breed­ing sea­son for the Aus­tralian Wood Ducks in the south­ern part of Australia is be­tween Septem­ber and Novem­ber.

Police an­swer your ques­tions

We asked you to send us your ques­tions about traf­fic laws, and the De­niliquin police have an­swered them.

Ques­tion: If you see some­one swerv­ing or driv­ing dan­ger­ously, what should you do?

The best course of ac­tion is to pull over, call the police and re­port the driver’s be­hav­iour. If pos­si­ble get the reg­is­tra­tion num­ber and make sure you know where you are in­clud­ing road, di­rec­tion, sub­urb or lo­cal­ity. If the driver’s be­hav­iour is very dan­ger­ous, call Triple Zero (000).

You can make this re­port anony­mously. Poor driver be­hav­iour can be at­trib­uted to many things in­clud­ing fa­tigue, al­co­hol, drugs or just ir­re­spon­si­ble be­hav­iour.

Police may ask you to make a state­ment if the driver’s be­hav­iour is not caused by one of the fac­tors listed

This is part of a lo­cal initiative to ed­u­cate driv­ers.

Email your ques­tions to olivia.duf­fey@denipt.com.au and watch for the an­swer in the PAS­TORAL TIMES.

LGBTIQ+ sup­port

The next LGBTIQ+ friends, fam­ily and community cof­fee catch will be hosted this Satur­day.

The catch ups have been ex­tended to ev­ery sec­ond Satur­day, with this week’s to be hosted at Cafe 285 from 10am.

Fam­i­lies, friends and al­lies of the LGBTIQ community are all in­vited to at­tend, and a new venue will be de­ter­mined each week.

Word of the week

Yarkuwa is work­ing to­ward re­vi­tal­is­ing the use of the tra­di­tional lo­cal lan­guage, Wamba Wamba/Wemba Wemba, in all its forms.

As part of keep­ing the lan­guage alive, the PAS­TORAL TIMES will pub­lish a word of the week in PTEE ev­ery week.

The first word of the week is Ko­lety, which is the tra­di­tional name for the Ed­ward River, gazetted as a dual name in 2005.

Like all words that are recorded, the trans­la­tion from an oral to a writ­ten lan­guage presents some chal­lenges Ko­lety is pro­nounced KOLECH. Em­pha­sis is on the first syl­la­ble ‘Kol’ while the sec­ond syl­la­ble ‘ety’ with the ‘ty’ runs to­gether to form a ‘ch’ sound.

For more in­for­ma­tion on the lan­guage, visit https://cul­ture.yarkuwa.org.au/.

■ This fam­ily of ducks was spot­ted en­joy­ing the sun at the McFaull Park lagoon on Wed­nes­day after­noon.

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