Deniliquin Pastoral Times

Three involved in CBD bingle

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There was a bit of a commotion in the Deniliquin CBD on Tuesday afternoon, when a collision involving a truck and two cars saw one car pushed up onto the footpath.

The truck is alleged to have hit the back of a silver sedan, which forced it to crash into the back of a red sedan.

The red car was pushed toward shops on the southern side of Cressy St, near the Deniliquin Salvation Army Store.

Police attended, but were not required to make a formal report of the incident.

The Deniliquin Fire + Rescue NSW brigade also responded, to help with clean-up.

Big club Calcutta

The Deniliquin Bowling Club, in conjunctio­n with the Deniliquin Racing Club, hosted a very successful Caulfield Cup Calcutta on Friday evening.

Despite the local restrictio­ns, and the great disappoint­ment of again not being able to conduct one of their annual race meetings, the evening was a genuine fillip for the Racing Club with a very healthy number of their members and supporters in attendance.

Thanks to the ticket selling skills of Kevin Keane, and the overwhelmi­ng support of the local townsfolk to support the annual fundraiser for the club, the opening pool before the business end of the auction began was a mammoth $12,000.

Then when the profession­al services of auctioneer­s Marc Braybon and Ryan Carpenter kicked into gear, the eager punters joined in with some very spirited bidding.

When the dust settled, the prize for first had reached a more than creditable $13,900, after the favourite Incentivis­e had been knocked down for just over $3,500.

‘‘It proved to be a very canny investment from the syndicate of wily investors, as they had effectivel­y secured just on 3/1, and decidedly better in the each-way market, for a horse that romped home a very comfortabl­e victor the next day at the prohibitiv­e odds of 6/4 — old racing parlance,’’ Deniliquin Bowling Club’s Rob Daly said.

Wiggly connection

The new yellow Wiggle, Tsehay Hawkins, has a loose Deniliquin connection.

Dance teachers Jenna and Jerrika Howley — who went to school at Deniliquin — trained the new children’s entertaine­r at their Sydney-based dance school.

Their father, Peter Howley, moved the family to the city in the mid-1990s where his daughters still live, while Mr Howley later returned to the area.

Jenna and Jerrika both fell in love with dancing after signing on to a dance school during their high school years.

Upon graduating they began their own dance school, ‘Complete Dance Training’ in Western Sydney.

According to the co-owners, Tsehay showed talent from the very beginning.

Chance to feature

Fancy yourself as a bit of a photograph­er? The PASTORAL TIMES is looking for a new local image to be featured on the front cover of the 2022 Deniliquin Telephone & Business Directory.

The directory is a Deniliquin Business Chamber initiative, and produced by the DENILIQUIN PASTORAL TIMES.

Please email your high resolution local images to rebecca.flisher@denipt.com.au. Please include your name and contact details, and a title for the photo if you have one.

Images may also be used in future editions of our tourism magazine, WHAT’S ON SOUTHERN RIVERINA, with photo credits.

Give your feedback

Last week, Edward River Council extended the submission period of the Peppinella Feedlot developmen­t applicatio­n for another 14 days, because ‘‘new informatio­n pertaining to the applicatio­n has been received’’.

Council requested additional informatio­n from an independen­t agency on the practicali­ties of its manure composting pad.

The DA on behalf of Australian Food & Agricultur­e proposes the increase of the Conargo-based feedlot from an 8000 head cattle facility to a 12,000 head facility.

The submission period closes Tuesday, October 26.

Submission­s must be made in writing, addressed to the general manager, and received by close of business (5pm) on the specified closing date.

Enquiries regarding the items on public exhibition can be directed to council’s Customer Service Centre on 5898 3000 or via email to council@edwardrive­r.nsw.gov.au.

Play On honour

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard — a Melbourne based band which includes former Deniliquin man Michael Cavanagh — has been named as a headlining act in a special concert next week. The October 30 ‘Play On Victoria’ event is described as ‘‘one massive celebrator­y evening of music at Melbourne's iconic Sidney Myer Music Bowl’’, to celebrate Victoria coming out of COVID-19 lockdown. Cavanagh is now the sole Deniliquin musician in the band, after drummer Eric Moore resigned in August last year to concentrat­e solely on his business Flightless Records.

 ?? ?? ■ Emergency services attended a car crash on Cressy St on Tuesday afternoon.
■ Emergency services attended a car crash on Cressy St on Tuesday afternoon.
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