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Program for the big thinkers

A week-long summer program will tap into the creativity and passion of young people, helping them develop a project that would “be at home in a museum or art gallery”.
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The Recharge program, a collaboration between Bitlink andthe Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery (QVMAG), will run from January 16 to 20from Launceston College’s STEAM NGN, which is a technology facility at the college.

In creating their project, 12inspired young people of high school and college age will use and develop a range of skills.

“It’s not a project where you come along and expect to do just one thing …[it’s]a combination of a bit of woodwork, a bit of 3Dprinting, a bit of computer graphics, a bit of programming, a bit of electronics and so on,”Bitlink managing director James Riggall said.

“Creativity is a huge part of this as well so people who are interested in design, and how people experience things, and video game design, and that sort of stuff are a really good fit for the program as well as someone who is really hard into the engineering side of things,” he said.

“If we don’t get a mix of those sorts of students, we won’t come up with anything near as good as we would if we had a bit of diversity there.”

The participants will also be mentored, listen to guest speakers and attend site tours.

Grifin Brooks has completed the program before, and said it can really open doors into the industry.

“My involvement certainly didn’t stop at the end of the program,” he said.

Mr Brooks learnt a lot from the program, and it has certainly been a jumping-off pointfor him. He isn’t able to participate in this year’sprogram as he has developed to a point where he is participating in a similar national program.

For more information or to register for attendance visit 梧桐夜网bitlink南京夜网419论坛/events.

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Serious car crash in Tilba closes Princes Highway

Police at the scene of the crash on the Princes Highway. Photo: suppliedUpdate 3.45pm:
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The Princes Highway remainsclosed in both directions at Central Tilba due to a serious car accident near Brushgrove Lane.

Northbound traffic is being diverted toOld Princes Highway via the Tilba township.

Southbound traffic is being diverted to Mystery Bay Road, then Sunnyside Road.

The diversions are suitable for light vehicles only.

Heavy vehicles are advised to delay their trip.

Emergency services and traffic response crews are on scene, while the Crash Investigation Unit is attending.

Due to the serious nature of the accident there is no forecast of when the highway will reopen.

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2.30pm: A serious car accident has closed the Princes Highway in both directionsatCentral Tibla.

Emergency services are at the scene of the northbound crash, which happened near Bushgrove Lanearound 1pm.

Traffic response crews are also inattendance.

Traffic is heavy in both directions and motorists should expect significant delays.

“Motorists are advised to delay their journey as there is no suitable diversion,” the Transport Management Centre said in a statement.

“Due to the serious nature of the accident there is no forecast of when the highway will reopen.”

For the latest traffic information, visit梧桐夜网livetraffic南京夜网or call 132 701.

Live Traffic info: To avoid the incident, from Bega, use the Snowy Mountains Highway, then from Cooma, the Monaro Highway to Queanbeyan, then Kings Highway to Batemans Bay to return to the Princes Highway. Motorists are strongly advised to delay their journey due to the additional time of the alternative route (4-5 hours).

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South China Sea: Philippines’ Rodrigo Duterte courts Russia in snub to US

Controversial Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte has now declared he wants Russia to be his country’s ally and protector, after months of fiery rhetoric aimed at the United States.
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“We welcome our Russian friends. Anytime you want to dock here for anything, for play, to replenish supplies or maybe to be our ally to protect us,” Mr Duterte said while visiting a Russian anti-submarine vessel docked in Manila.

“Friends, long live…that’s from the heart,” he told top Russian naval officers, thumping his chest.

The comments came after Russia’s ambassador to the Philippines, Igor Khovaev, said his country is ready to supply the Philippines with sophisticated weapons.

Deals under discussion included the purchases of drones and sniper rifles.

Mr Duterte signalled during a rare visit to the Philippines of two Russian warships that he will allow joint military exercises between the Philippines and Russia, and declared he intends to visit Russia in April.

The Russian warships arrived in Manila last week with an eye-catching “charm offensive” that included Russian marines showing off their martial arts skills in a Manila park.

The former mayor of southern Davao City has not yet visited the US, his country’s closest ally for more than 60 years.

Since being swept office at elections in May last year Mr Duterte has thrown the Philippines’ future relations with the US into question as he sought closer ties with China, threatening to “separate” from the US alliance, end joint exercises and remove US troops from the Philippines.

Mr Duterte’s reaching out to Russia at a time of heightened tensions between the out-going US administration and Russia over telephone hacking during the US election is a further blow to Barack Obama’s key strategy to “pivot” US forces and diplomatic emphasis to Asia.

However defence analysts point out that despite Mr Duterte’s threats, the Philippine’s key agreements and arrangements with the US remain in place, including a treaty allowing US troops, ships and planes to rotate through the country’s military bases, including the strategic Subic Bay that was once America’s largest military installation outside US borders.

Richard Heydarian, a Manila-based analyst, said Donald Trump’s election in the US could see a turnabout in US-Philippine relations.

Mr Trump has already reportedly praised Mr Duterte’s crackdown on drugs that has left more than 6200 people dead, indicating he will be less tough than Mr Obama’s administration on human rights in other countries.

The US’s criticism of the killings prompted Mr Duterte to tell Mr Obama to “go to hell” and to call him the “son of a whore.”

Professor Heydarian said Mr Trump’s tough approach to China is likely to benefit the Philippines.

“For Duterte, this means the Philippines could step back and let the two superpowers slug it out in the high seas, while Manila tries to reap the benefits of friendly ties with Beijing and Washington,” said Professor Heydarian, the author of Asia’s New Battlefield: The US, China and the Struggle for Western Pacific.

“For the Philippine leader it is best to keep out of the clash of the titans,” he said.

Mr Duterte, who has been described as the “Trump of Asia,” has praised Mr Trump and said he hopes to boost business with the US during his time in office.

In November, Mr Duterte appointed Philippine real estate tycoon Jose Antonio to be US trade envoy.

Mr Antonio built the almost completed US$150 million 57-storey Trump Tower in Manila, through his Century Propertries Group.

“I’ve always loved the Philippines,” Mr Trump says the Trump Tower Manila website. “I think it’s just a special place and Manila is one of Asia’s spectacular cities,” he says.

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Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold challenges Aaron Calver to fill the void left by Matt Jurman

The day defensive stalwart Matt Jurman departed Sydney FC, the club welcomed back a man long regarded as the future of the Sky Blues back line.
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On Monday, young central defender Aaron Calver resumed full training with the senior squad after being out for eight months with a horror run of injuries.

His long-awaited return to fitness could not have come at a better time for the Sky Blues, who are looking to the 20-year-old to fill the void left by the departure of Jurman to Suwon Bluewings in South Korea.

While Sydney FC are in a position to reinforce their defence in the January transfer window, coach Graham Arnold is in no hurry to find a replacement for Jurman, instead putting his faith in the returning Calver to provide cover in their charge towards a first title in seven years.

“Aaron Calver is back ready to go, so we’re very comfortable at this moment,” Arnold said. “Calver played in the Champions League for us last year. He’s been at the club for a long time, he’s made 20-odd A-League appearances, so we’ve got a lot of confidence in Aaron that he can step in.”

It doesn’t mean the youngster is likely to start against Central Coast Mariners on Sunday with Sebastian Ryall preferred to partner Alex Wilkinson in the heart of defence. But at a time when the club is being inundated with inquiries from all over the world from experienced centre backs eager to move to the league leaders, Arnold’s show of faith has not gone unnoticed by Calver.

“It’s very humbling,” Calver said. “He gave me a lot of faith last year, giving me a chance to play in ACL games. I’ve played nearly 30 games [in all competitions] now and I’m ready to step up and restore the faith he’s put in me.”

Only Terry Antonis made his debut for Sydney FC at a younger age than Calver, who was thrown into the A-League at just 16. However, it has been a long road to becoming a regular for the slim defender who suffered a terrible run of injuries, which began with the Sky Blues away defeat to Guangzhou Evergrande last May. Complications following a knee injury set back his pre-season and prevented Calver from playing any football since two brief trial cameos.

“I’ve had two operations in that time,” Calver said. “The first one was to repair all the ligaments, which was pretty severe, but I got back to training for a couple of months and then had to get another arthroscopy to clean up stuff they couldn’t find in the first one. It was a pain, but it’s all good now.”

A hyperextended knee, suffered in an innocuous challenge gone horribly wrong, then left Calver with ruptured ligaments and damaged muscles. Calver knew it was bad at the time, but never expected to have to wait until the new year to play first-team football again.

“I just went to clear the ball backwards and one of their players ran through my knee, but the bottom half of my leg kept going, hyperextending it really bad and it ripped everything on the inside,” he said. It wasn’t pretty.

“I ended up tearing the ligament and the hamstring tendon came off the top of my fibia, so that was meant to be about four months. I got back from that and eight weeks ago I tore my meniscus in training, which they think was from the first [injury] anyway.”

A chance to return to the match-day squad, albeit on the bench, against the Mariners in Gosford on Sunday will be a major step in the youngster’s recovery, but he knows it will take another major stride to break into the league’s best defence.

“It’s just like clockwork,” he said. “They’ve been unbelievable, haven’t really conceded many goals at all and I don’t think the team is at full potential yet. It will be a big step up to fill those shoes, but I think I’m capable of that.”

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Vladimir Putin, Rodrigo Duterte and the ‘war on terror’

The most worrying aspect of the burgeoning relationship between Russia and the Philippines is the focus on counter-terrorism. For decades, Moscow has unleashed a brutal counter-terrorism campaign in Chechnya, which should not become a model for Rodrigo Duterte’s counter-terrorism operations in Mindanao.
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On January 3 after a four-day visit to the Philippines, Eduard Mikhailov, a senior Russian naval officer, stated the Russian Navy is willing to help the country fight against terrorism. “The problem here is terrorism … You have the task to fight this problem and we will show you what we can do,” he said during a media interview.

Russian Ambassador to the Philippines, Igor Anatolyevich Khovaev, reiterated Moscow’s support, stating they are willing to provide sophisticated arms to the Philippines, including light weapons, submarines and helicopters.

Moscow is no novice when it comes to dealing with terrorism, with Islamic militants continuing to threaten Russia’s stability until this day. Most of the terror attacks stem from instability in Chechnya, a region that historically fought for independence from Moscow.

Although most acts of terrorism are confined to Chechnya and neighbouring Dagestan, occasionally Islamic militants have conducted terror operations elsewhere in Russia, most notably the 1999 Russian apartment bombings, the 2002 Moscow theatre hostage crisis, and the 2004 Beslan School siege. In 2013 alone, 31 terrorist attacks claimed 40 lives and injured dozens more, according to the Investigative Committee of Russia.

Moscow has adopted a policy of collective punishment, whereby the entire population of Chechnya has suffered as a result of Islamic militancy. Putin led the campaign against Chechnya, being accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity along the way in an attempt to put an end to the terrorist attacks. Human rights are regularly dismissed in defiance of the law in order to advance counter-terrorism operations.

For decades, 8252 kilometres away from Moscow, Manila has been facing an Islamic insurgency in the southern island of Mindanao. Abdurajak Abubakar Janjalani formed a violent extremist group in the Philippines known as Abu Sayyaf, who split from the separatist movement Moro National Liberation in 1991.

Today, Abu Sayyaf seeks an independent Islamic state on Mindanao, not so different from the Caucasus Emirate in southwest Russia, who aspire to expel Russia from the North Caucasus and create an Islamic emirate in its place.

After losing the support base it garnered in the 1990s, today Abu Sayyaf has no more than 400 members, but still continues to threaten Philippine stability.

As recently as September 2016, terrorism struck Duterte’s hometown, Davao City, in the southern Philippines.

Duterte has vowed to address terrorism in Mindanao but acknowledges time is needed to combat the problem at its root. “I have six years to do it. I do not know how many concessions God can [give], but he made me a President, so I hope He helps me,” he said.

With the threat of battle-hardened Islamic State fighters returning from the Middle-East to South-East Asia, aspiring to create a caliphate in the region, the prospect of terrorism is growing.

In the past, the Philippine military have tried to halt terrorist gangs such as Abu Sayyaf with support from the United States and Australia to little avail. The new relationship with Russia offers an alternative. According to officials, the Philippines is “open to cooperating with the Russian Ministry of Defense through education and training exchanges on counter-terrorism operations”.

Duterte has shown a liking to Putin’s brash politics, often emphasising his admiration for the Russian president. The two men met for the first time at an Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leader’s meeting in Lima, Peru last November. “You know, we have become fast friends”, Duterte said in the aftermath. Putin and Duterte claim to share not only a mutual understanding of Western hypocrisy in global affairs, but similar outlooks on how to best handle terrorism.

According to Duterte, Indonesian and Malaysian authorities have permission to bomb fleeing Filipino militants and their hostages at sea. “[B]omb them. If they cannot be captured, you bomb them. How about the hostages? Eh, bomb them also,” he allegedly told Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak and Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo.

For Duterte, the loss of civilian life is justified if it means combating terror. Putin has regularly conducted operations in a similar way, ignoring large-scale loss of civilian life in its counter-terrorism campaign, most notably in 2002 and 2004. Taking counter-terrorism advice from Putin may suit Duterte, but it will undermine the rule of law in the Philippines as it has in Russia.

At present Duterte’s “war on drugs” is making headlines with the death roll reaching 6200 since his election. But the second war Duterte may decide to wage, the “war on terror”, is just around the corner, which may prove equally damaging for the country.

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Leave them in cars and pay the price

Leave them in cars and pay the price LEXILexi (19819) is a stunning 8-month-old kelpie blend. Our lovely girl is a very friendly, loving dog, who will bring so much love to a lucky family. Lexi gets along with other dogs and is such a sweetie. As Lexi is still young she would benefit from obedience training. She will love the social aspect of obedience training in a group and the mental stimulation of learning new things. Lexi would love an active home where she will be part of the family. DETAILS: Vet checked, desexed, vaccinated, microchipped 982000405886859, parvovirus tested, worm and flea treatment given. Adoption fee $500.00. Like all of our dogs, Lexi comes with two free behavioural training vouchers. Lexi is available for adoption from Pet’s Haven, Woodend.
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PEARLPearl (19750) is a stunning 8-month-old domestic medium haired lady who is supermodel perfect. Our gorgeous girl knows she is beautiful and loves to be lavished with admiration. Pearl loves affection and it is hard to walk past her enclosure without stopping for a chat. Pearl is bunking with two other gorgeous felines, and she has become best friends with Nellie, who is also looking for a forever home. DETAILS: Vet checked, desexed, vaccinated, microchipped: 982000405946479 , worm and flea treatment given. Adoption fee $80.00 (for the month of January) which also includes free boarding vouchers and a lifetime of love from Pearl. Pearl is available for adoption from Pet’s Haven, Woodend.

ZOEZoe (18665) is a gorgeous 2-year-old cattle dog blend who has travelled a very long way to find her forever family. Our wonderful girl is smart, sweet and ever so loving. Zoe deserves a home where she will become a part of the furniture and hold a place in your heart. In return she will give you a lifetime of love, loyalty and fun. Zoe is very playful. She is great with dogs but we are unsure regarding cats. Zoe adores people, kids and other dogs, however she does not like sheepDETAILS: Vet checked, desexed, vaccinated, microchipped: 982000405910287, parvovirus tested, worm and flea treatment given. Adoption fee $460.00Zoe comes with two free behavioural training vouchers. Zoe is available for adoption from Pet’s Haven, Woodend.

NOELNoel (19747) is a charming 18-month-old with the personality to match his striking looks. Our handsome boy has the sweetest face and biggest heart full of love. Noel is fine with other cats and loves to interact with the shelter staff. If you are looking for a new friend with a great sense of humour, Noel is your man. DETAILS: Vet checked, desexed, vaccinated, microchipped: 982000405946406, worm and flea treatment given. Adoption fee $80.00 (for the month of January) which also includes free boarding vouchers and a lifetime of love from this special boy. Noel is available for adoption from Pet’s Haven, Woodend.

BESSIEBessie (19289) is a super friendly 2-year-old black beauty. Her gorgeous eyes seem to stare directly into your soul, and beware, they are hypnotising. You could find yourself with cat on lap paralysis for many hours of pats and purrs. Bessie deserves the very best of forever homes where she will always be wanted and loved. We hope that dear little Bessie does not have to wait long for her new family to find her and love her forever. DETAILS: vet checked, desexed, vaccinated, microchipped: 982000405944937, worm and flea treated. Adoption fee $80.00 (for the month of January) which also includes free boarding vouchers and a lifetime of love from your new family member. Bessie is available for adoption from Pet’s Haven, Woodend.

DOBBYHi my name is Dobby but my foster family call me pirate coz I love to snuggle on their shoulders. They say I’m a sweet little guy always looking for a smooch when I’m not running around playing. I’m not a fussy eater and I always use my litter tray. I have lots of love to give and am ready for my very own family.DETAILS: Dobby’s adoption fee is $200. He is desexed, vaccinated, microchipped, flea/worm treated and vet checked. M/c 956000006230007. Click on her photo to find out more adoption information.

PEARLPearl is a very inquisitive little girl, she is first out and about to investigate and loves to chase and play. She is quite a petite girl with lovely markings and a beautiful soft easy to care for short coat. Pearl gets along well with her three siblings and another older cat who she loves to cuddle up to. Pearl would be a great addition to a family with kids who would love to play with her. DETAILS: Located in Bendigo, is litter box trained, de-sexed, vaccinated, micro-chipped, flea and worm treated and vet checked. Her adoption fee is $200. Pearls estimated date of birth is 14.9.16.M/C 956000006317766. Click on her photo to find out more adoption information.

SULLIVAN and STEELESullivan (19284) and Steele (19283) are 8-month-old Domestic Medium Haired boys with equally sweet and loving personalities. Our handsome boys were surrendered to a pound when their owner could no longer keep them. Sullivan and Steele are particularly bonded and we would love to find them forever homes together. That would be the best Christmas present that Sullivan and Steele could ever ask for. If you are looking for a double delight in your life, the boys are ready and waiting to meet you at Pets Haven in Woodend.DETAILS: Vet checked, desexed, vaccinated, worm and flea treated and microchipped: 982000405945572 (Sullivan) 982000405955912 (Steele). Sullivan and Steele are available for adoption from Pet’s Haven, Woodend, for a fee of $195 each.

MARYMary (19278) is a beautiful and refined older lady, who is 12-years-of-age. We do not know how an older lady like Mary ended up in a death row pound. Poor Mary is heartbroken and we have promised her, that we will find her a home where she will be treated like a Queen. Mary would be happy to laze around someone’s home and watch the world go by. Bathing herself in the sun through the window and curled up on a warm and cozy bed, is the type of life Mary is looking for. DETAILS: Vet checked, desexed, vaccinated, microchipped: 981098100153216, worm and flea treated. If you adopt this gorgeous cat before December 31, the adoption fee is $80. This also includes FREE boarding passes and 30% discount for any further vaccinations and veterinary treatment at the Pets Haven Veterinary Clinic. Pet’s Haven, Woodend.

JESSE JAMESThis handsome face belongs to the remarkable Jesse James (19478), a 12-month-old ginger ninja, who has swept us all off our feet. Our sweet man is just divine, and deserves the very best of homes with the warmest of laps and the biggest hearts filled with love. DETAILS: Vet checked, desexed, vaccinated, microchipped: 900032002916202, wormed and flea treated. If you adopt this gorgeous cat before December 31, the adoption fee is $80. This also includes FREE boarding passes and 30% discount for any further vaccinations and veterinary treatment at the Pets Haven Veterinary Clinic. Pet’s Haven, Woodend.

DREType: Bull Arab CrossSex: MaleAge: 5.5-yearsID: 856910Microchip #: 9000880337696DETAILS: Hi I am too big to be a lap dog but that doesn’t stop me from trying! I’m a real people’s dog with a lot of love to give. I may happy living with a friendly desexed female dog. Meet me at the Castlemaine RSPCA.

DAFFYType: Domestic Short HairSex: FemaleAge: 1-year 7-monthsID: 856400Microchip #: 956000006102067DETAILS: Hi I am a very, very cuddly cat looking to become part of the family who are prepared to love me. Come and meet me at the Castlemaine RSPCA.

AMBERAdorable Amber knows how to strike a pose. As with all young ones Amber loves to play, explore, sleep, eat and have some one on one smooch time. With her unique looks and stunning personality we are sure Amber will make a wonderful lifetime companion. Amber has previously had Cat Flu. Although this condition usually resolves without complications, in some instances the cat may remain a carrier of this disease and the disease may recur in the future.DETAILS: ID 5017, domestic short hair, approx. 13 weeks old, female desexed, m/c # 991001000684685. Campaspe Animal Shelter, Echuca.

HUMPHREY Handsome Humphrey has plenty of affection to share and some basic doggie manners to help him settle in to a new home. Like most Labrador’s Humphrey pays the most attention when a treat is being waved in front of his nose, this will help with his further training. He can be very active, and would thrive in a secure environment where twice daily walks and runs are on the cards. Humphrey was extremely thin when he arrived at the shelter and has since been placed on a high calorie diet to help enable him to gain some much needed weight, he will need to continue on this diet until he reaches a suitable weight. Humphrey would love the companionship of a family who will include him in their daily activities, and with the Labrador blood line he will return the favour by becoming a loyal and loving companion.DETAILS: ID 5090, labrador x, approx. 3 ½ years old, male desexed, m/c # 991001000684688. Campaspe Animal Shelter, Echuca.

MONSTERMarvellous Monster is looking for a home where he will be involved in his families day to day activities. Monster is a little shy and timid at first but with some love and gentle encouragement his beautiful personality soon shines through. We strongly recommend Monster attends obedience training where he can learn to mix with other new dogs and people under controlled conditions, as well as, learning his basic manners to help him mature in to a well-adjusted family member. Like most Staffordshire Bull Terrier’s Monster will prove to be a loyal and loving companion.DETAILS: ID 5100, staffy x mastiff, approx. 11 ½ months old, male desexed, m/c # 982000362950744. Campaspe Animal Shelter, Echuca.

SANDY After caring for a few litters of puppies in her short life, Sandy is ready to embrace a new start in life. She was very timid and overwhelmed when she first arrived at the shelter. With a little time and gentle TLC, Sandy is now coming out of her shell and her true nature is shining through. Sandy needs a loving home that offers space to exercise and play, which is also bordered with tall, appropriate fencing. As Sandy was poorly socialised in her puppy days, she needs a patient owner who will give her lots of gentle TLC to help her come out of her shell, and help her ease in to her new environment. Mixing with new dogs and people under controlled conditions at training under the guidance of obedience trainers, will help ensure that Sandy adjusts well to her new richer life.DETAILS: ID 5076, sharpei x staffy, approx. 1 year 11 months old, female desexed, m/c # 900012001138125. Campaspe Animal Shelter, Echuca.

BENNYBright and bubbly Benny enjoys all the small pleasures in life. Hard to keep still for a photo Benny is a keen explorer. With plenty of character and zest for life Benny is sure to brighten up any sized home. Benny has previously had Cat Flu. Although this condition usually resolves without complications, in some instances the cat may remain a carrier of this disease and the disease may recur in the future.DETAILS: ID 5029, domestic short hair, approx. 18 weeks old, male desexed, m/c # 991001000684681. Campaspe Animal Shelter, Echuca.

PIPERPiper (18399) is a divine 15-month-old Domestic Medium Haired Princess. Our stunning girl arrived into our care heavily pregnant, after being abandoned by her previous owners. Piper gave birth and raised a litter of happy and healthy kittens in foster care, which are also looking for new homes. Our darling deserves the very best of forever homes where she will always be wanted and loved. We hope Piper does not have to wait long for her new family to find her.DETAILS: Vet checked, desexed, vaccinated, microchipped: 941000019332726, wormed and flea treatment given. Adoption fee $195.00. Adopt Piper from Pet’s Haven, Woodend.

BLUEYDETAILS: Animal ID 5069, heeler x, approx. 12-months-old, male desexed, m/c # 991001000684736.Bluey can be a very sweet fellow, but has had minimal training and socialisation in his past, so he is looking for an Experienced Owner who has a strong understanding of the Heeler breed. Like many working dogs he has high energy levels, a very active mind and a strong level of independence which is not uncommon in his breed. Highly intelligent and very playful Bluey would benefit from attending Obedience Training on a regular basis to help keep his doggie manners in check, his mind active, encourage sociable behaviour around all different types animals and to help strengthen the bond with his new family. As with all our dogs Bluey will need a roomy yard with high secure fencing to help keep him safe. Heeler’s are a herd guard breed who are known to be playful with familiar people, but suspicious of those they do not know. With his loving and affectionate disposition, and love to play fetch and tug of war Bluey is sure to become a very loyal family member. Bluey is available for adoption at the Campaspe Animal Shelter.

FREDA DETAILS: Animal ID 4973, domestic short hair, approx. 6-years-old, female desexed, m/c # 943094320192643.Fabulous Freda maybe 6-years-old but she believes she is still a kitten. She loves to play with toys and explore new surroundings. Freda is very affectionate and is sure to make a wonderful companion for any sized family. Freda can be adopted from the Campaspe Animal Shelter.

SADIESadie (19120) is a lovely 9-year-old Jack Russell blend who has found herself without a home. Sadie loves people, cuddles and to just be with you. She is such a sweet heart. Walks are the best thing ever and she gets so excited when she sees the lead coming. Sadie is best walked in a harness as on a collar she likes to pull. Our gorgeous girl would best suit a home where she can be a predominantly inside dog. She is toilet trained and loves to be close to you, being utside all day is not for this little lady. Sadie would not suit a home with cats. If she was to be homed with another dog, they would need to have a very easy going nature. DETAILS: Vet checked, desexed, vaccinated, microchipped 982009105171676, parvovirus tested, wormed and flea treatment given Sadie comes with two free behavioural training vouchers. Adoption fee $460. Adopt Sadie today from Pet’s Haven, Woodend.

CAITLYNType: Domestic Short HairSex: FemaleAge: 1 ½ yearsID: 857721Microchip #: 956000006046792DETAILS: Hi I am a little reserved but definitely looking to become part of the right family. I need some encouragement to come out of my shell but when I do, I’m very personable. I could be in a home with other cats. Come and meet me at the Castlemaine RSPCA.

MIAType: Rhodesian Ridgeback XSex: FemaleAge: 4-yearsID: 855884Microchip #: 956000003704649DETAILS: Hi I am a sweet, gentle dog that loves to play. I’m very affectionate and family orientated. I would love to live with a family with kids. I need to have a walk daily and be kept active and engaged. Come and meet me at the Castlemaine RSPCA.

MILLYMilly (18836) is a darling little 10-week-old domestic short haired kitten. Our sweet girl came to Pets Haven when she was only 4-weeks-old. Her mother had died, leaving Milly and her siblings orphans. They were raised in a loving foster home and are now looking for a forever family, who will always cherish them.DETAILS: Vet checked, desexed, vaccinated, microchipped: 953010001289173, worm and flea treated. Adoption fee: $250.00. Pet’s Haven, Woodend.

MACEYMacey (18992) is a darling 2-year-old Domestic Short Hair Lady who is looking for her forever family. When Macey arrived at the shelter she was very depressed and confused. Her previous owner had dumped her at the pound and like so many other animals, she wondered what she had done to deserve this. Macey has an independent spirit and would love a home where she will always be wanted and loved.DETAILS: Vet checked, desexed, vaccinated, microchipped: 956000003421103, wormed and flea treatment given. Adoption fee $195.00. Pet’s Haven, Woodend.

FREDDIEFantastic Freddie has so much love to give. His excitement to meet new people and dogs alike is very catchy! This loveable lad doesn’t appear to have had too much training in his past as the only real command he responds to is “sit”. By taking Freddie along to obedience classes, he will soon increase his array of commands. A secure home, with high fences, twice daily walks and plenty of things to do will help keep Freddie safe, secure and his mind active. With his very loving, loyal side and his very active, on the go personality Freddie is sure to brighten up any home.DETAILS: Animal ID 5052, staghound, approx. 18-months-old, male desexed, m/c # 943094322005703. Campaspe Animal Shelter, Echuca.

KHANKhan can be a very sweet fellow, but has had minimal training and socialisation in his past, so he is looking for an Experienced Owner who has a strong understanding of the kelpie breed. Like many working dogs he has high energy levels, a very active mind and a strong level of independence which is not uncommon in his breed. Highly intelligent Khan would benefit from attending Obedience Training on a regular basis to help keep his doggie manners in check, his mind active, encourage sociable behaviour around all different types animals and to help strengthen the bond with his new family. As with all our dogs Khan will need a roomy yard with high secure fencing to help keep him safe. DETAILS: Animal ID 4995, kelpie, approx. 13-months-old, male desexed, m/c # 900032002916535. Campaspe Animal Shelter, Echuca.

POSSUMDomestic Short Hair, Female, 8 MonthsPossum is a little cutie! Who could resist that pretty little face? Once you get to know her, you are sure to be won over when she rolls over for pats. She can be a little bit shy in the beginning but with a bit of patience and love, her confidence will grow. She loves to play with her toys and her sibling Panda. She’s past the young silly kitten stage but is bound to be a lot of fun and will look forward to play time with you. Possum would benefit from continuing to share a home with Panda or your resident cat, which will help her to continue to grow her trust in humans. Details: Bendigo Animal Welfare & Community Services. Microchip: DAB05 for all pets. Pets Name can be used as ID. Please refer all enquiries to our website https://梧桐夜网bawcs.org419论坛/animals-available-for-adoption/ or click on the photo to go to the website.

OGEEType: Rottweiler CrossSex: MaleAge: 8-yearsID: 818221Microchip #: 982009106519230DETAILS: Hi I am no longer a puppy but I’m still young at heart and still love to play. I’m very affectionate, relaxed and social. I have basic training and can impress you with my manners. I would like to have a walk daily and be kept active and engaged. I may be suited to a home with other animals. I am at the Castlemaine RSPCA.

PANDADomestic Short Hair, Male, 8 MonthsPanda is the cutest little man. He’s generally a sweet and playful boy but can get a little overwhelmed in new situations. He has an inquisitive nature but he likes to take his time to explore, when he feels comfortable. Heading off to a new home with his sibling Possum, would help him settle in quicker however he would be a good option for your resident cat as he seems to get along well with others and would enjoy another play mate. Details: Bendigo Animal Welfare & Community Services. Microchip: DAB05 for all pets. Pets Name can be used as ID. Please refer all enquiries to our website https://梧桐夜网bawcs.org419论坛/animals-available-for-adoption/ or click on the photo to go to the website.

LEEROYDomestic Short Hair, Male, 10 WeeksLeeroy is a funny little man with a very playful nature. He has the cutest plump little face and likes to be around you. He loves to chase the rainbow ball and carry it in his mouth, or spend hours playing in the little orange tent with his siblings. He is a very active boy and loves tearing around the house with his siblings or foster felines. He would love to continue to share a home with one of his siblings or would happily make friends with your resident cat. Details: Bendigo Animal Welfare & Community Services. Microchip: DAB05 for all pets. Pets Name can be used as ID. Please refer all enquiries to our website https://梧桐夜网bawcs.org419论坛/animals-available-for-adoption/ or click on the photo to go to the website.

SHEVBusiness number: DAB/8Case no: 856807Breed:Bull Arab MixAge: 3-years 1-monthSex: Neutered MaleColour: White and TanDETAILS: Shev is a big strong boy who will be best suited to an active home. He would benefit from attending obedience classes to further his training. Shev can be very boisterous when he is excited, and may be best suited to a home with no children. He will need a home with secure fences to keep him safe. Shev has previously lived with another large dog, however he is very full on with other dogs, and may be too boisterous for some dogs. Bendigo RSPCA.

SALLYBusiness number: DAB/8Case no: 856818Breed: Domestic Long HairAge: 4-yearsSex: Female DesexedColour: Black and White DETAILS: Sally is a sweet affectionate girl who likes the quiet life. She would be best suited to a home with no children. She enjoys a cuddle and would love a home where she will be able to curl up on your lap for a sleep. Sally has a beautiful long coat and will need regular brushing to keep her looking her best. She is social with other cats and may be happy living with a calm desexed cat. Bendigo RSPCA.

KEABusiness number: DAB/8Case no: 851334Breed: Heeler / Bull Arab Mix Age: 1-year 4-monthsSex: Spayed FemaleColour: White and BrownDETAILS: Kea is a lovely girl who thrives on attention. She can be a little timid around new people, and can take a little while to be comfortable around them. Kea would be best suited to a home with no children. She would be best suited to an active home where she will be able to spend lots of time with her new owners. Kea can be social with the other dogs, and may be happy living with a friendly desexed male dog. Bendigo RSPCA.

LOLLIPOPBusiness number: DAB/8Case no: 856073Breed:Domestic Short HairAge: 6-YearsSex: Spayed FemaleColour: Grey TabbyDETAILS: Lollipop is a relaxed girl who likes her own space. She is ok with other cats, but would not be suitable to live with a young active cat. She is past her wild kitten days and likes to spend most of her time napping in the sun. Lollipop has a short easy care coat and will only need an occasional brush. Bendigo RSPCA.

BOLLIEBusiness number: DAB/8Case no: 855737Breed: Domestic Short HairAge: 4-yearsSex: Neutered MaleColour: Champagne DETAILS: Bollie is a quiet boy who can be a little timid. He can take a little bit of time to get to know you, but once he does he is an affectionate boy. He would be best suited to a quiet home where he will be kept indoors. He is social with other cats, and may be happy living with another quiet desexed cat. Bendigo RSPCA.

LITTLE BEEDomestic Short Hair, Female, 10 WeeksLittle Bee has the biggest “little eyes” and is the tiny tot of her litter. She has a sweet and sensitive nature but still enjoys the rough and tumble with her siblings. Like her siblings, she is a very active little girl and loves tearing around the house with them. She is a bit cautious and likes to take her time to feel comfortable so it would be easier for her to be adopted with one of her siblings or if she could share a home with your resident cat. Little Bee is litter trained and looking for a home that is not too busy as she is still gaining confidence and may get a bit overwhelmed in a busier household. Details: Bendigo Animal Welfare & Community Services. Microchip: DAB05 for all pets. Pets Name can be used as ID. Please refer all enquiries to our website https://梧桐夜网bawcs.org419论坛/animals-available-for-adoption/ or click on the photo to go to the website.

DUKEBusiness number: DAB/8Case no: 858679Breed: StaghoundAge: 5-Months approxSex: Neutered MaleColour:Brindle and WhiteDETAILS: Duke is an energetic young dog who still has a lot of growing to do! He would be best suited to an active home where he will receive regular exercise. Duke would benefit from attending obedience classes to continue his training. He will require a home with secure fences to keep him safe. He is a very affectionate boy who loves attention. Duke may be happy living with a large friendly desexed female dog. Bendigo RSPCA.

MISS KITTYDomestic Short Hair, Female, 10 WeeksMiss Kitty is a confident and energetic kitten. She’s a friendly girl, who loves other felines and people alike. She’s usually found curled up with one of her siblings or foster felines and will jump up on your lap for pats and attention. She’s a good communicator for a little girl and will often announce herself with little meows to get your attention or sit in the kitchen waiting for her kitten milk. Miss Kitty is very active and although she spends a lot of time napping, she loves to run around the house playing with her siblings or foster felines. Details: Bendigo Animal Welfare & Community Services. Microchip: DAB05 for all pets. Pets Name can be used as ID. Please refer all enquiries to our website https://梧桐夜网bawcs.org419论坛/animals-available-for-adoption/ or click on the photo to go to the website.

EGYPTDomestic Short Hair, female, 2-years.Egypt is a young petite girl, with the sweetest nature. When you meet her, she will be keen to get lots of pats and will quickly win your heart. She’s an affectionate girl, who just likes to be around you. She would be great company curled up on the couch or would happily watch by as you do your daily chores. She has a pretty quiet nature and is generally very placid. She has been sharing with other cats, so would adapt to life with another cat mate or would be just as happy to have you all to herself. Details: Bendigo Animal Welfare & Community Services. Microchip: DAB05 for all pets. Pets Name can be used as ID. Please refer all enquiries to our website https://梧桐夜网bawcs.org419论坛/animals-available-for-adoption/ or click on the photo to go to the website.

PEPPAType: Border collie x English Staffordshire terrierSex: FemaleAge: 6-monthsID: 858339Microchip no: 9820000405910012DETAILS: Hi, I’m a sweet, gentle puppy that loves to play. I’m affectionate and social. Being a puppy I’m in need of some more training but know in time I will become a beautiful girl that you’ll be proud of. I need to have a walk daily and be kept active and engaged. I may be suited to a home with other animals.

SUZIEType: Domestic short hairSex: FemaleAge: 1.5-yearsID: 857722Microchip no: 956000006077064DETAILS: Hi, I am a very gentle, but shy car looking to become part of the family. I need some encouragement to come out of my shell but when I do I am very personable/ I could be in a home with other cats.

ZENASay hello to our beautiful little Zena, the princess warrior. This little lady has had a very busy life we believe, living a considerable amount of time as a street dog before she was taken in by her previous owner. Unfortunately Zena’s human was taken ill and could no longer care for her. She is an amazingly resilient little girl who since being in our care has undergone considerable amount of veterinary treatment and has come out the other side bursting with energy! Zena will need someone special to give her lots of love and care. We believe Zena is approximately 7 years old. She is a very happy & loyal girl. Since being in our care she has become a touch possessive over her carer, but only when other dogs are around, however she does respond well to having this behaviour corrected when guided and stops her negative behaviour immediately. DETAILS: Zena has not yet been trialled with cats but she is currently living with 4 other dogs. She would also not be suitable living with other smaller pets including pet birds. Ideally Zena would suit someone that is able to spend quality time with her walking and even chasing a ball! M/C 956000006227648. Click on her photo to find our adoption information.

EBONYEbony was dumped at a regional pound when she was nearly due to have her kittens. She was so very lucky to make it into care and have her babies in a safe, loving home. All her babies have found their own families and Ebony has nursed and mothered other kittens since then. Now it is Ebony’s turn to find her very own family and as still a young girl, she has many years of love to give that special family. Ebony really hates dogs and unfortunately she will attack them rather than retreat from them and therefore she needs a dog free home. She has lived with other cats and kittens but needs time to get to know any new feline friends. She has adjusted wonderfully to being an indoor cat and doesn’t look to go outside at all. She doesn’t mind being picked up for a quick cuddle but then to pop down and do her own thing and just laze about the house. She likes to sleep on her carers bed and comes up for smooches in her own time. She is not used to children or noisy households but would be suited to a quiet family with older children who don’t want to be playing with her as small children tend to do. Ideally even an older couple or single person who wants a lovely companion cat to allow Ebony a relaxed lifestyle. She has a quirky little habit of finding a toy and calling out that she has caught something for you. She is a darling girl with so much love to give to the right family.DETAILS: Ebony comes desexed, vaccinated, microchipped, wormed and flea checked. Her adoption fee is $140. Her approximate date of birth is 1/12/2012. M/C 956000001189436. Click on her photo to find out adoption information.

CRUZCruz (19133) is a very sweet 6-month-old Great Dane/Staffy blend boy who is looking for a family to call his own. Our handsome boy has not had the best start to life and we believe he has been abused by a human, as he is quite timid. We will never understand why people are so cruel. Cruz deserves a very loving and involved family, who will allow him to be an inside and outside dog. He would not suit a home which wants him to live outdoors only. DETAILS: Vet checked, desexed, vaccinated, microchipped: 900120004057996, parvovirus tested, wormed and flea treatment given. Adoption fee $500.00. Cruz comes with two FREE behavioural training vouchers. Pet’s Haven, Woodend.

FLOPSYType: Mini LopSex: MaleAge: 8-monthsID: 857314Microchip #: 956000006099417DETAILS: Hi I am one very friendly, cute bunny that loves cuddles. I am looking for a forever family that I can shower with cuddles and affection.

ARAGORNJust like his namesake, 6-year-old gorgeous Aragorn (18208) is totally irresistible. With his stunning flowing locks, piercing eyes and charisma, Aragorn will steal your heart in no time. If you are looking for a wise and independent man, look no further than our handsome hero. DETAILS: Vet checked, desexed, vaccinated, microchipped: 941000019332687, wormed and flea treated. Adoption fee $195.00. Pet’s Haven, Woodend.

KOAKoa (18705) is a gorgeous, 2-year-old domestic short haired boy with the most beautiful champagne coloured coat. Such a handsome looking cat, Koa’s personality is equally as beautiful. He would love a home where he is a cherished member of your family. Koa will help to make your house a home, with endless love for many years to come.DETAILS: Vet checked, desexed, vaccinated, microchipped 941000019432694, flea and worm treated. adoption fee: $195. Pet’s Haven, Woodend.

PERCIVALPercival (18717) is a handsome 2-year-old grey tabby boy with a very cheeky side. Not only will he entertain you with his antics, he will also keep you company and bestow you with endless head bumps and sandpaper kisses. DETAILS: Vet Checked, desexed, vaccinated, microchipped: 941000019432731, wormed and flea treated. Adoption fee $195.00. Pet’s Haven, Woodend.

COOKIEType: GreyhoundSex: MaleAge: 4-yearsID: 857793Microchip #: 956000004446491DETAILS: Hi I am a happy, goofy dog that loves to play. I’m very affectionate and social. With my racing days behind me I only need to have a gentle walk daily and kept active and engaged. I may be suited to a home with full time workers as I’m a bit of couch potato but definitely no cats as I’m not cat friendly. Come and meet me at the Castlemaine RSPCA.

MINNIEType: Domestic Short HairSex: FemaleAge: 4-yearsID: 854354Microchip #: 956000006249263DETAILS: Hi I am a very gentle, relaxed, snuggly cat looking to become part of the family. I’m very personable and love showing my affection with lots of leg rubbing. Come and meet me at the Castlemaine RSPCA.

EOWYNIf you are looking for a relaxed companion to kick back and cuddle with after a hard day’s work, Eowyn (18203) is the cat for you. Sweet Eowyn is only 13-months-old, and is looking for a forever home where she will be treated like a Queen. Eowyn is extra special because she has a bob tail. DETAILS: Vet checked, desexed, vaccinated, m/c: 941000019332676, parvovirus tested, wormed and flea treatment given. Adoption fee $195. Pet’s Haven, Woodend.

JASPERIf you like big, ginger cats you must meet the very handsome Jasper (18654). Our charming man loves to mix things up. After all, life is too short to be boring! Jasper is all about love and cuddles and likes to hear what you have to say. If you need a friend to talk to and light up your life, Jasper is ready and waiting to meet you.DETAILS: Vet checked, desexed, vaccinated, m/c: 941000019432757 , wormed and flea treatment given. Adoption fee $195. Pet’s Haven, Woodend.

NOAHNoah (18718) is a beautiful 7-year-old Domestic Short Hair who enjoys the finer things in life; a warm lap, cuddles, attention and plentiful food will keep this Gentleman happy. Our sweet boy was a much loved pet but sadly his owner had to go into care. Noah has a lifetime of love to give his forever person and is ready and waiting to meet you at Pets Haven Animal Shelter in Woodend. DETAILS: Vet checked, desexed, vaccinated, m/c: 956000001312011, worm and flea treated. Adoption fee: $195. Pet’s Haven, Woodend.

GENIEGenie (18239) is a gorgeous 2-year-old, who has one wish to make; to find a loving forever home. Our lovely girl has a very distinctive face which makes her stand out from the crowd. There is something very special about Genie and she is ready and waiting to meet you. DETAILS: Vet checked, desexed, vaccinated, m/c: 941000019432622, wormed and flea treated. Adoption fee: $195. Pet’s Haven, Woodend.

SOLIDADSolidad (18211) is a 6-year-old short haired lady who welcomes all visitors with gentle affection. Our precious girl is looking for a forever home with a family that will spoil her. If you’re looking for someone to play with forever, please open your heart and home to the delightful Solidad.DETAILS: solidad has been; vet checked, desexed, vaccinated, microchipped: 941000019332684, wormed and flea treatment given. Adoption fee $195.00. Solidad is at Pet’s Haven, Woodend.

SABRINADETAILS: Domestic short hair, female, 6-years.Looking for a little feline magic in your life? Sabrina is a cute girl who is sure to put a spell on you! She has an independent streak and would be quite happy to entertain herself while you’re at work. Once she settles in, she would enjoy a little play in her day. Sabrina is looking for a human soul mate but she doesn’t jump into relationships. She likes to test the waters one paw at a time. You’re sure to see her little bit of cheekiness while getting to know her but it won’t be long before she’s sharing cuddles on the couch! Please note: Microchip: DAB05 for all pets. Pets Name can be used as ID. Please refer all enquiries to our website https://梧桐夜网bawcs.org419论坛/animals-available-for-adoption/. Click on the photo to go to the website.

MISCHIEFDomestic Short Hair, Male, 11-yearsMischief is such a beautiful friendly boy. He is generally a pretty quiet boy who is keen to get your affection and will rub his head on your hand or the scratching post for attention. He has a placid nature and gets along well with the other cats.Microchip: DAB05 for all pets. Pets Name can be used as ID. Click on the photo to visit the website and enquire about adoption.

RUSTYDomestic Short Hair, Male, 5-yearsRusty is a real character. Only having one eye does not slow him down at all as he delights in play every day. He’s a very active boy with a mischievous streak and would keep his family entertained with his antics!Microchip: DAB05 for all pets. Pets Name can be used as ID. Click on the photo to visit the website and enquire about adoption.

LITTLE REDDomestic Short Hair, Male, 3-yearsLittle Red is a such a little sweetheart. He can be a bit shy at first but his curious nature means that it’s not long before he is seeking affection and a head rub. He also enjoys rolling over for tummy rubs.Microchip: DAB05 for all pets. Pets Name can be used as ID. Click on the photo to visit the website and enquire about adoption.

MARIAHMariah (17652) is a 3-year-old short haired tortoiseshell Princess who is looking for her forever home. Our stunning girl enjoys the good things in life; chats, cuddles, pats and a cozy lap to curl up on. Mariah is coexisting quite happily with another cat and always greets shelter staff, with the cutest little meow.DETAILS: Mariah has been: vet checked, desexed, vaccinated, m/c: 941000018949850, worm and flea treated. Adoption fee $195. Pet’s Haven, Woodend.

RYDERRyder (17996) is a 4-year-old Domestic Short Hair who is looking for her happily ever after. Our ginger girl oozes “cattitude” and enjoys affection on her own terms. If you are looking for an independent woman, look no further than our gorgeous Ryder. Ryder has been: vet checked, desexed, vaccinated, m/c 941000018954372, worm and flea treated. Adoption fee: $195. Ryder is at Pet’s Haven, Woodend.

SCARLETTIf you are looking for a cat that loves to play, you must meet Scarlett (16714). For an adult cat she is VERY playful and her forever person must be willing to play with her. This not only stimulates her mentally and physically, it is also a bonding exercise. Scarlett’s favourite toys are her retractable feather wand that she does all sorts of tricks with. She also loves to launch surprise attacks through her cat tunnel. Once playtime is over, Scarlett likes to be close to you. She will happily sit beside you on the couch, sleep on your bed and just keep you company. Scarlett has been with Pets Haven since November 2015. She is taking some time out of the shelter in foster care, where her personality is really shining. She would be quite happy as the only cat in a household. Scarlett has been: vet checked, desexed, vaccinated, microchipped 982000365130826, wormed and flea treated. Adoption fee: $195.00. Pet’s Haven, Woodend.

APRIL and HOLLYM/C: 956000004362111/900012000538008April and Holly are two older Burmese girls who need to go to a very quiet home with no other animals and no children. They have been together all their lives and we would like them to stay together. They will take quite a bit of time to settle into their new homes being older cats but once they know the home and are comfortable they are big old softies. Their adoption fee is $250 for the pair. April is a 9-year-old girl who’s only lived in the same place her whole life. She doesn’t like other cats only her sister. She doesn’t like to be picked up but will be smoochy when she wants to which is generally at night. She loves to be patted especially around her head and chin. Loves wet food in gravy and cookies. Toilet trained. April is independent and likes to do her own thing. Holly is quite skittish. She is 8-years-old. She needs a wet food only diet as only has 6 teeth after intensive dental work. She doesn’t like to be picked up and she doesn’t like being touched anywhere but her head. She likes to hide under the doona on her carers bed and doesn’t get along with other animals or kids. See the main story for details on how to adopt through Jemima’s Gift.

JACKType: GreyhoundSex: MaleAge: 3 years 9 monthsID: 860571Microchip #: 956000008373219DETAILS: Hi I’m a GAP dog looking for a new home. I’m a strong, regal looking dog. I’m relaxed and social. I have basic training and can impress you with my manners. I would like to have a walk daily but I also spend a lot of my dog sitting around. I may be suited to a home with other dogs. Come and meet me today at the Castlemaine RSPCA.

NEVILLENeville (17578) is a handsome 18-month-old ginger gentleman. Our beautiful boy is the perfect office assistant. He can help with the filing, the desk rearranging and the laying on keyboard role. Neville is looking for a forever after home, not a temporary home. He wants to be with you forever. Neville is fine with other cats and likes dogs also.DETAILS: Vet checked, desexed, vaccinated, microchipped: 941000018949728, wormed and flea treatment given. Adoption fee $195 from Pet’s Haven, Woodend.

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George is all smiles on 100th birthday

CENTENARIAN: Lake Sherrin resident George Rush is all smiles about celebrating his 100th birthday. The nearby orchids are his passion. Photo: Cheryl GoodenoughLISTENING to George Rush recite poetry, it is hard to believe he celebrated his 100thbirthday on Saturday.
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His philosophy is to look forwardin life, not backwards, but he certainly has many memories to think about and stories to tell.

Born atKilcoy Hospital on January 7, 1917, Mr Rush was the seventh child of nine and the first boy.

He grew up on the family farm in Mooloolah, where he spent many hours cutting timber with his father and later worked at the sawmill and cutting railway sleepers for the government.

He married Audrey in 1941, celebrating almost 75 years together before she passed away.

SINGING HAPPY BIRTHDAY: George Rush with his daughters Judy and Jennifer. Photo: Jared Weston

A year after their wedding, Mr Rush joined the army, serving in Borneo. As a driver, he was often called on by senior officers to take them to the front line.

Mr Rush said the flight back from Borneo to Darwin on a Catalina flying boat took 10 hours.

On his return, Mr Rush managed a fruit shop at Gympie and then opened his own fruit barn at Southport.

He later worked for the Brisbane fruit markets, located in Roma Street before they movedto Rocklea.

Retiring on a war veteran’spension in 1977 at the age of 60, Mr Rush became an avid vegetable gardener.

He still cares for orchids, which take pride of place outside his room at Lake Sherrin.

After living in Coorparoo for about 30 years, Mr and Mrs Rushmoved to Cleveland in 1990 and Lake Sherrin in Thornlands in 2014.

BIRTHDAY CAKE: George Rush’s birthday cake reflected his love for gardening. Photo: Jared Weston

He has two daughters, Jennifer and Judy, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, with another two on the way.

His daughters described the great-grandchildren as his delight.

About 50 family members and friends enjoyed a birthday morning tea with a garden theme at Lake Sherrin on Saturday, reading the congratulatory letters he received from the Queen, among others.

The only one of his eight siblings to reach 100 years, Mr Rush said the secret to his longevity was to “just forget about your age”.

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CFA releases advice message for Mitchell Park

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The advice message is no longer in place.

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An advice message has been issued to Mitchell Park residents after aircraft was called to help extinguish a bushfire burning along McCartneys Road.

A state control centre spokeswoman said five CFA appliances were called to reports of a roadside fire burning between the roadside and a fenceline.

She said the fire had been classified as small. Firefighters were called to the scene before 1pm and the fire is now extinguished.

The CFA has urged residents tocontinue to stay informed and monitor conditions.

The fire comes as much of the state experiences blistering conditions.Emergency Management Victoria’sstate response controller Stephanie Rotarangi told Fairfax Media six regions were most at risk.

“Temperatures are predicted to be between 33 degrees and 40 degrees across the Mallee, the Wimmera, the south-west part of the state, the central, the northern-central and north-east,” Ms Rotarangi said.

“There is very high fire alert in those regions.”

Ms Rotarangi said conditions were expected to persist across Saturday night with “little relief”, with a cool change coming in sometime on Sunday.

“But this is no time to be complacent with the hot weather,” she said.

“Summer is about heat-health as well. With temperatures expected to reach up to 40 degrees in parts of Victoria, just ask people to plan ahead so they can assure [they and their] family can stay cool.”

She said it was a great time to make sure people were prepared and knew their fire risks if a fire started.

“Talk to your family about the fire risks where you live or where you are travelling,” Ms Rotarangi said.

“Victoria is very much a fire-prone area. Fire can start anywhere.Particularly, on that urban fringe, grass fires [can be dangerous]. If you live near the bush, grasslands, parks, paddocks, just be wary that you could be at danger of fire this summer.”

What you should do:

Monitor weather conditions and warnings as grassfires can spread rapidly.Keep the roads clear so emergency services can respond.Impacts in your area:Grassfires can create a lot of smoke.This message was issued byCountry Fire Authority.The next update is expected by07/01/2017 03:10 pmor as the situation changes.Health information:

If you need medical advice for burns or exposure to smoke, seek medical advice or callNurse on Callon 1300 606 024.Anyone experiencing wheezing, chest tightness and difficulty breathing should call 000.Smoke information:

Smoke can affect people’s health.People with heart or lung conditions (including asthma), children, pregnant women and older people are more sensitive to the effects of breathing in smoke.People with existing heart or lung conditions (including asthma) should follow the treatment plan advised by the doctor.Stay informed:

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Vapers could get the flick

E-cigaretteuserscould be booted fromsmoke-free areasunder proposed tobacco law changes, opened for public discussion on Saturday.
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The Department of Health and Human Services has asked Tasmanians to consider four proposals for how it should tackle the increasing popularity of ‘vaping’.

The fouroptions for consideration are:

Laws to regulate e-cigarettes and strengthen the tobacco licensing frameworkRegulate retail sale and not smoke-free areas for e-cigarettesDo nothingBan the sale and use of e-cigarettesThe discussion paper anglesfor option one, in a bid to“deliver the greatest net benefit to the health of the Tasmanians”.

But users, or ‘vapers’,could also be booted out of smoke-free areas and the legislation changed to ensure tougher penalties for people who supply e-cigarettes to youths.

“Vaping… will be referred to as ‘smoking’ in the Act so the concept of ‘smoke-free areas’ does not need to change,” part of the proposal reads.

Smoke-free areas include cars with children or work colleagues, enclosed public places or workplaces, outdoor dining areas, playgrounds, sporting events, swimming pools, certain public events, areas declared smoke-free by occupiers, bus shelters and pedestrian and bus malls in the Public Health Regulations 2014.

Dr Harley Stanton, former World Health Organisation tobacco control scientist, believes option one is “reasonable”.

“There’s evidence to show that some of the toxic chemicals that are given off (by e-cigarettes) are harmful to humans,” he said.

But Launceston vaper, Andrew Starry, 24,says the proposal lacks common sense.

“I quit smoking because I had tumours,” he said.

“I’ve taken the healthy option and I’ve been punished.”

Mr Starry believes Tasmania’s smoking legislation doesn’t need changing.

Instead, he thinks the laws should be clarified publically.

“Nobody knows the rules.

“We should be able to do it outside, near a venue.”

The proposals can be seen by visiting 梧桐夜网dhhs.tas.gov419论坛/publichealth/tobacco_control/electronic-cigarettes.

Comments on the proposals can be forwarded to [email protected]论坛.

Comments closeon January 30.

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Look who was born in the Shoalhavenphotos

Look who was born in the Shoalhaven | photos Henry Luke Myles Bowden was born on January 30 at Wollongong Hospital, weighing 3.26kg and measuring 50.5cm in length. Proud parents are Lana and Luke Bowden.
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Sophie Olivia White was born on January 4 weighing 3.04kg. Proud parents are Rachael and Dan White.

Havana Rae Fenech was born on January 23 weighing 3.25kg. Proud parents are Rebecca Woods and Brad Fenech from South Nowra. Havana is a new little sister for Georgia and Rhianna, 6.

Axel James Toovey was born on January 25 weighing 4.55kg. Proud first time parents are Alicia Clark and James Toovey from Culburra Beach.

Emma Louise Read-Bloomfield was born on January 25 weighing 3.58kg. Proud parents are Taylor Dwyer and Luke Read-Bloomfield from Nowra.

Joey River Apps was born on January 11 weighing 7lbs 10oz. Proud parents are Alyce and Kevin Apps from North Nowra. Joey is a new little brother for Aubrey Rose, 2.

Letty Leatham was born on January 15 weighing 7lbs 12oz. Proud parents are Jessica Free and Jarod Leatham from Comerong Island. Letty is the second granddaughter for Jo and Danny Free from Fishermans Paradise and is the first grandchild for Glenda Sheehy from Milton and Mick Leatham from Worrigee.

Kayden Shane Smith was born on January 18 weighing 3.62kg. Proud parents are Kimberley Smith and Samuel Peke from Basin View.

Chloe Winter was born on January 20 weighing 3.52kg. Proud parents are Kirsty and Steve Winter from Kiama. Chloe is a new little sister for Jasper, 4 and a granddaughter for Michelle Barron.

Nixon Hefferan was born on January 14 weighing 2.96kg. Proud parents are Tegan and James Hefferan from Nowra. Nixon is a new little brother for Dekota, 3.

Mereki Leslie Bell-Stewart was born on January 11 weighing 6lbs 4oz. Proud parents are Kelly Bell and Barry Stewart from Nowra. Mereki is a new little brother for Allyrah, 4.

Kiara Pathak was born on January 11 weighing 3.72kg. Proud parents are Khushbu and Abhi Pathak from Worrigee. Kiara is a new little sister for Naarya, 3.

Mackenzie-Rose Johnston was born on January 12 weighing 4.08kg. Proud parents are Kimberley Hassett and Corey Johnston from Nowra. Mackenzie-Rose is a new little sister for Bailey, 7, and Summah, 5.

Eadie Sloman was born on January 10 weighing 2.75kg. Proud parents are Jade and Ben Sloman from Burrill Lake. Eadie joins older brothers Wyatt, 5, and Colt, 3.

Jonah Lucas Hall was born on January 5 at Shoalhaven Hospital weighing 4.17kg. Proud first time parents are Eliza Noordermer and Jeremy Hall from Sanctuary Point.

Charlie James Watson was born on January 6 at Shoalhaven Hospital weighing 3.44kg. Proud parents are Marsha Andrews and James Watson from Culburra Beach. Charlie is a new little brother for Jayden, 22 months.

Drax Wheeler was born on January 5 at Shoalhaven Hospital weighing 2.98kg. Proud parents are Emma-Kate Polley and Ashley Wheeler from Sanctuary Point. Drax is a new little brother for Hayley, 5.

Emma and Sean Briggs of Sanctuary Point, welcomed Harley Mae, little sister to Lillie-Rose. Born at Wollongong Hospital on January 2, 2017.

Brodie Shales was the last baby born at Shoalhaven Hospital on December 31. Proud is mum Teneille Shales of Worrigee.

Parker John Agland was born on January 10 at Shoalhaven Hospital weighing 11lbs 1oz. Proud parents are Micheal and Sarah Agland.

Katai Thomas was born on January 1 weighing 3.3kg. Proud parents are Ashley Thomas and Shania Randle from Bomaderry. Katai is a new little brother for Malakai Thomas, 2.

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