Deniliquin Pastoral Times

Fallen branch crushes boat

- Weather · Deniliquin · New South Wales · Australia · West Coast · Portugal · Australian Bureau of Meteorology

A small boat moored near McLean Beach, Deniliquin has been smoth­ered by a large fallen eu­ca­lyp­tus tree branch.

The dam­age was spot­ted on Sun­day evening, and was yet to be cleaned up yes­ter­day morn­ing.

Eu­ca­lyp­tus trees are pretty hardy, but are prone to drop­ping branches which can pose dan­ger to both prop­erty and peo­ple.

The usual cause of branch drop in eu­ca­lyp­tus trees is dis­ease, but as trees grow and age they can be­come dam­aged by weath­er­ing or other en­vi­ron­men­tal fac­tors.

The ex­tended drought can be an­other fac­tor.

Sun­day’s strong winds of up to 46km prob­a­bly didn’t help ei­ther.

So keep an eye out when you are out and about and al­ways take care when you are un­der a tree.

Teach­ers start chal­lenge

While most peo­ple kicked back and re­laxed for yes­ter­day’s Labour Day pub­lic hol­i­day, three lo­cal teach­ers pushed them­selves to the limit.

Deniliquin North Pub­lic School prin­ci­pal Mark Peter­son and Deniliquin High School phys­i­cal education teach­ers Brenda Nor­man and Josh Per­iz­zolo em­barked on their ‘Be Ac­tive’ Five in Five chal­lenges.

Mr Peter­son started his 212km hike along the Long Pad­dock tour­ing route, Miss Nor­man swam her first leg of her 100km swim of the Ed­ward River over five days, and Mr Per­iz­zolo com­pleted the first 160km of his 800km cy­cle.

The Deni Five in Five cam­paign is an ini­tia­tive based on the five ways to well­be­ing.

It is run by Deniliquin Men­tal Health Aware­ness Group in part­ner­ship with Chan­nel4 Change and Hik­ing 4 Health, Habi­tat and Hu­man­ity.

It aims to raise aware­ness of men­tal ill­ness and men­tal well­be­ing dur­ing Men­tal Health Month in Oc­to­ber.

Visit www.den­i­men­tal­health.org.au to read more about the five ways to well­be­ing and the Five in Five Chal­lenge.

■ Any­one re­quir­ing cri­sis sup­port can con­tact NSW Men­tal Health Line on 1800 011 511, Life­line Aus­tralia on 13 11 14, Be­yond Blue on 1300 224 636 or Kids Helpline on 1800 551 800.

All smiles

Colling­wood sup­port­ers were all smiles on Sun­day fol­low­ing the AFL team’s one-point elim­i­na­tion fi­nal win against West Coast on Satur­day night, but there was one smile that stood out most.

While some golfers wore their Colling­wood colours at the Na­vo­rina Aux­il­iary Char­ity Golf Day, Tony Tonta said he was wear­ing his ‘Colling­wood smile’, point­ing out his vis­i­bly miss­ing a tooth to PT jour­nal­ist Jamie Lowe.

‘‘I look like a true Colling­wood sup­porter,’’ he said with a laugh.

‘‘Re­cently I was eat­ing din­ner and the crown I had dis­ap­peared.

‘‘I could’ve worn my colours but what’s more Colling­wood than hav­ing a miss­ing tooth.’’

Busy town

Beau­ti­ful week­end weather meant lo­cals and vis­i­tors alike were out and about, buzzing around town.

There were plenty of car­a­vans seen com­ing through Deniliquin over the week­end, with some even stay­ing to camp for the long week­end.

And de­spite the Deni Ute Muster be­ing can­celled, it seemed as though some ute lovers still made the pil­grim­age to Deni Oc­to­ber long week­end.

It wasn’t just vis­i­tors tak­ing advantage of great weather and an ex­tended week­end ei­ther, with plenty of lo­cals also go­ing camp­ing and even fish­ing.

And it was per­fect weather with the Bureau of Me­te­o­rol­ogy record­ing a max­i­mum tem­per­a­tures in the mid 30s on both Satur­day and Sun­day.

Satur­day started with a low of 11.5°C be­fore reach­ing a top of 32.1°C and plenty of sun­shine.

Sun­day was over­cast for part of the day but was still warmer than a day ear­lier, with a low of 16.5°C and a high of 34.1°C — the hottest day since March.

It’s not to last though. The mer­cury is not ex­pected to rise too much over 20°C for most of this week, with tops of 25°C pre­dicted for both Satur­day and Sun­day ac­cord­ing to El­ders Weather.

 ??  ?? ■ A large eu­ca­lyp­tus tree branch crushed a small boat moored near McLean Beach.
■ A large eu­ca­lyp­tus tree branch crushed a small boat moored near McLean Beach.
 ??  ?? ■ Colling­wood sup­port­ers James Rhook and Tony Tonta at the Na­vo­rina Aux­il­iary Char­ity Golf Day.
■ Colling­wood sup­port­ers James Rhook and Tony Tonta at the Na­vo­rina Aux­il­iary Char­ity Golf Day.

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