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World’s toughest surf boat race to surge into Eden

The world’s longest, toughest open sea surfboat marathon is coming down the coast in a dramatic seven-day race to Eden.
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This Saturday, 24 boat crews and around 17 surf ski paddlers, a total of about 200 competitors from Victoria, NSW, ACT and Queensland will complete the gruelling 190 kilometre race across open ocean, that started in Batemans Bay last weekend.

During each leg, the surf boat rowers participate in water changes, where two or four rowers dive out of the boat while it is still moving, and the same number heave themselves back into the boat from the water and continue rowing. This allows some to rest while their teammates take their place.

The surf ski paddlers, however, go it alone every leg for the whole seven days.

All competitors are members of Surf Life Saving Australia, and regularly patrol their home beaches.

Weather conditions on Saturday will dictate exactly where the course will finish but at this stage, the plan is to cross the finish line at picturesque Aslings Beach, offering onlookers the perfect vantage point to cheer their teams home.

The Dial Before You Dig Surfboat Marathon commenced in 1975 and surf ski’s were added to the event in the 1990’s.

The race was the brainchild of Bega Newspaper editor Curly Annabel as he came up with the concept of tracing part of the journey of early explorer Surgeon Commander George Bass in 1797.

Surgeon Commander Bass with a crew of six naval oarsman, rowed a longboat not unlike surf’s original double-ended clinker from Port Phillip down the NSW coast and around the southern end on Victoria mapping the coastline as they went.

Annabel was at first thought mad and received no support, until then NSW State Secretary and Cronulla boat sweep, the legendary Nick Dixon, took up the cause and the rest, as they say, is history.

Dixon became the driving force behind recruiting initial entries and also trained and swept the Cronulla crew to a resounding victory. The level of professionalism shown by Cronulla in 1975 was the benchmark for all future races.

Head to Aslings Beach this Saturday for all the action from 9.30am.

Free parking is available at Eden sportsground.

• The Pambula Surf Lifesaving Club’s men’s surf boat crew in the George Bass Marathon bring it home on the 22 kilometre, day 3, Tuross to Narooma stage. Pambula men’s crew sweeps are Andrew Holt and Don Hay, crewed by Grant Holman, Lee Henessey, Colin Parkes, Glenn Vardanega, Troy Torpey and Simon Byrne.

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Police dog Geoffrey makes a New Year’s Eve arrest 

Bunbury police dog Geoffrey made an important New Year’s Eve arrest.ABOUT 9pm on New Year’s Eve in South Bunbury, a dog squadunit attempted to stop a motorcycle on Timperley Road.
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The rider failed to stop and as he tried to take a corner helost control of the motorcycle and crashed.

As he tried to get back on the motorcycle police dogGeoffrey was deployed and caught up to the rider, taking hold of his shoe.

His handler was able to catch up and stop the rider fromtaking off again.

The rider started to struggle with the police officer andpolice dog Geoffrey took hold of the rider’s knee, enabling the police officerto handcuff him.

The 17 year old male rider was taken to Bunbury RegionalHospital for medical treatment and will be charged by summons for failure tostop and no authority to drive.

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Family fun guide

The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will once again be running their popular Discovery Program these school holidays from January 2 to 23.
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History buffs can take a step back in time with a boat trip across Twofold Bay for a guided tour of historic Davidson Whaling Station. Learn about the whaling history of the area and discover how local whalers worked with a pod of Killer Whales in a relationship known as the “law of the tongue”.

A truly unique experience is a snorkel search for the beautiful and elusive sea dragons of Twofold Bay. Participants take a short boat trip from Eden to visit a small colony of weedy sea dragons endemic to Southern Australia.

Further activities include the ever popular snorkel tours, canoeing on beautiful Bournda Lagoon, spotlighting, boardwalk interpretive tours, 4WD tag along tours and more.

Have you ever met a Bettong? The latest addition to the NPWS Discovery program is an activity titled “Meet the Bettongs”. Come tour a captive breeding program that is helping protect these fascinating marsupials.

This season’s discovery program also includes a number of specialised WilderQuest activities designed to inspire and engage children from 5-12 years old.

WilderQuest activities include detectives at dusk, snorkel adventures, rockpool rambles, and junior palaeontologists in which we unearth creatures that have lain buried below the sands at our secret skeleton excavation site. Children also have to opportunity to make their own take home fossil and search for living aquatic mini beasts, some of which have been on earth since before the time of the dinosaurs.

Discovery walks, talks and tours give an insight into the delights of national parks. Developed and led by specialist Discovery rangers, these fun activities will teach you more about the environment which surrounds you, and about the history which created it.

The program includes of a number of fantastic activities for all ages and abilities. For information or bookings contact NPWS on 6495 5000 or 1300 361 606.

• NPWS discovery ranger Luke Brown floats metres away from a weedy sea dragon. The NPWS is running the snorkel with weedy sea dragons experience in Eden on Tuesday, January 7. Photo by Maddie McKinnon.

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Ready to ride the king tide?

If you are on or near the water this morning and afternoon, get ready to ride the highs and lows of the king tide.
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King tides will sweep Australia’s east coast today and coastal visitors and residents are being encouraged to capture the experience on their cameras.

In Eden the king high tide is expected at 9.29am, peaking at 2 metres with a low tide of .1 metre at 4.18pm.

Grab your cameras and head to Snug Cove or Quarantine Bay for the most dramatic photo opportunities.

Share your photos with our online readers via the Magnet’s Facebook site, or send them to the editor, [email protected]南京夜网.au to share with readers in next week’s edition of the Magnet.

Green Cross Australia is also calling for you to share your king tide images as part of a nationwide initiative – the Witness King Tides project – that they coordinate.

The image database snapped by tide trackers from around Australia will help them to visualise the potential impacts of future sea level rise and its effect on our iconic beaches, coastal areas and shoreline communities.

Connect with Green Cross Australia on Twitter via @GreenCrossAus and follow Witness King Tides news and photos by using #witnesskingtides. Get involved and register now at www.witnesskingtides.org

December 20, 2012: Last year’s king tide, dramatically caught in these pictures taken at Quarantine Bay.

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This little piggy…

On a hilltop in one of the Bega Valleys most picturesque locations, a drift of rare breed pigs are living like royalty.
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They are free to be pigs, to snout up the ground, wallow in a purpose-built dam, suckle their young and commune with their piggy friends.

No stalls or cages for this lot.

The pigs are the breeding herd of a young venture, Bega Valley Pork Pty Ltd, started up by Chris Coleman and Leanne Griffin of Nethercote.

Their goal is to offer a paddock to plate, stress-free, locally grown, exceptional quality pork product to consumers.

By increasing public demand for these rare breed pigs, they also hope to ensure their future and make the meat more affordable.

With a growing consumer backlash against pork raised in stalls, Bega Valley Pork’s goals also make good business sense.

Coles has announced it will no longer sell fresh pork grown on farms using sow stalls from 2014, under its Coles brand fresh pork label.

Woolworth’s policy is less stringent. Their website states: “The vast majority (99 per cent) of our fresh pork meat is sourced from farms that only use stalls for less than 10 per cent of the sows’ gestation period.”

Far from the supermarket shelves, Chris Coleman calls up English Black Miss Piggy for a scratch.

Miss Piggy became the catalyst for what is now Bega Valley Pork. She is well aware she’s the star of the show.

“Miss Piggy was bought as one of a group of nine pigs that came from out west. I had an idea to give everybody a ham for Christmas. But when I went to collect them, they were all in such poor condition…it was terrible. Rather than make hams I decided to save them. Miss Piggy and her daughter Honey were the only pigs to survive. That was about three years ago,” Chris recollects.

The pig breeds on the property read like a list from a porcine Who’s Who.

Berkshire: considered by some to be the best pork in the world and the pork of choice for Japan’s Emperor; Tamworth, Bred by Sir Robert Peel on his Drayton Manor Estate at Tamworth, said to produce stunningly good pork and tremendous bacon; English Black, the only pig that is entirely black that produces lean, quality meat with delicious flavour; Wessex Saddleback, a great dual purpose pig, renowned for both its pork and bacon.

The list goes on…Hampshire, Pot-belly, Duroc and then there are the crossbreeds.

They come in all shapes, sizes and colours and if you are unfamiliar with pigs, what might stand out is that there are no white pigs in this herd.

It stands to reason that white pigs are not suited to free ranging, outdoors 24/7, especially in the Australian sun.

“People get confused when you go to the market. The Berkshire and Wessex Saddleback pigs are black pigs but they have the blondest meat you can find. They also take longer to bring on and that’s why they aren’t as popular,” Chris says.

“People think pork from white pigs is the best but it isn’t, it’s just the easiest to grow.”

Less than 1 per cent of the entire nation’s pork is produced using either organic or free range methods which means nearly all the pork you buy comes from intensively raised pigs, white pigs, kept indoors, in a man-made environment.

The taste of this meat, and the way it is raised, is a less than satisfying experience.

Having hand-raised, free range pigs for our own table for a few years, I can tell you there is no comparison to the taste of meat bought from the major supermarkets.

Now, thanks to Bega Valley Pork Pty Ltd, consumers in these parts have a choice and can purchase this meat in a few butcher’s shops, and order it on some local menus.

“If people get behind buying this pork, which isn’t caged or stalled, we can create demand. We’re not asking people to pay more money for it,” Chris Coleman says.

“Browns Butchers (Eden) and the Butchers Block (Bega) have come on board and you can buy the pork through them – well done to them.

“Club Sapphire (Merimbula) also took the chance and they had it on the menu. They sold out in four days,” Chris says.

Chris Coleman hopes more farmers in the Bega Valley will join up to breed and grow on Bega Valley Pork in a co-operative type of arrangement.

“The farmers in the Bega Valley have been sustainable farming for years. There no reason why they can’t take this on board. We’re not telling them, just asking those interested to come on board.”

Bega Valley Pork is not just about this one Nethercote farm.

Breeding sows are transferred to other like-minded pig farmers in the Bega Valley where there is room, and most importantly, the right conditions for the pigs to thrive and have their litters.

“The only way we can keep the rare breeds going, is to farm out the sows to other farms where they can breed up. We can help people get started, help them with feeding and also teach them about the pigs,” Chris says.

“By growing the numbers, we can keep the price (of the meat) down as much as we can, not take the rare out of rare breed but give people a choice.

If farmers want to make some money, it could be worthwhile.

“If we come together as a group, in a co-operative, we can get the grain cheaper; it will cut other costs down.

“We have a situation here where four of five trucks with only a handful of pigs on are making the trek to the abattoir in Orbost every week.

That’s such a waste. It can be done much more efficiently through Bega Valley Pork,” Chris said.

If you want to find out more about Bega Valley Pork, call Chris Coleman on 6495 6695 or 0408 211 159.

If you want to taste the product, ask for it at your local Bega Valley butcher.

• Chris Coleman and Leanne Griffin from Bega Valley Pork Pty Ltd enjoy one of the best views in Nethercote.

Chris Coleman of Bega Valley Pork gives Miss Piggy a scratch and a cuddle.

Bega Valley Pigs are free range, and enjoy a wallow in their purpose-built dam.

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Gallery: New Year’s Eve at the Bodalla Arms Hotel

A gallery of photos of folk celebrating New Year’s Eve at the 100 year old historic Bodalla Arms Hotel.
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HAPPY COUPLE: Joel Copeland and Kendalla Harris were down from Canberra to celebrate New Year’s Eve at the Bodalla Arms Hotel.

MUSO’S: Bill Arnold of Nerrigundah and Ken Faux of Sydney celebrating New Year’s Eve in Bodalla.

PARTY: Maree Boulton and Cheryl Colburn enjoying New Year’s Eve at the Bodalla Arms Hotel.

PEACE: Mark Inman with Jo Rugg at the Bodalla Arms Hotel on New Year’s Eve

VISITORS: Stephen and Reachel Calder of Sydney celebrated New Year’s Eve at the Bodalla Arms Hotel.

NEW YEAR: Vivienne White of Bodalla celebrating at the Bodalla Arms Hotel, Bodalla on New Year’s Eve.

AFTER DINNER: Bodalla Arms Hotel chef Peter Coster of Bodalla with Sue-Anne Heard of Surf Beach and Dave Pearce of Bodalla.

CELEBRATING: Deanne Smith of Canberra came to Bodalla to celebrate New Year’s Eve at the Bodalla Arms Hotel.

COURTESY BUS: Onno De Smetch, Judy DeSmetch, ‘Nobby’ and Jan Morrison caught the Bodalla Arms Hotel courtesy bus home on New Year’s Eve.

DANCING: John and Katrina Gloisio of Canberra and Bodalla celebrated New Year’s Eve together at the Bodalla Arms Hotel.

ENTERTAINMENT: The Natalie Prevedello Duo provided great entertainment for New Year’s Eve at the Bodalla Arms Hotel.

FRIENDS: Bill Herringe of Potato Point with Vivienne White of Bodalla celebrating New Year’s Eve at the Bodalla Arms Hotel.

FUN: Bodalla’s Anthony Terare and Cheryl Colburn sharing a laugh on New Year’s Eve at the Bodalla Arms Hotel.

GOOD FRIENDS: Dave Pearce with Sue-Ann Heard celebrating the New Year at the Bodalla Arms Hotel.

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Flat pack home offers fast, affordable housing

On a bush block at the back of Bald Hills is a newly constructed, flat pack home.
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Flat no more, the freshly minted house soars in sympathy with its gum tree peers, looking right at home and settled in.

Called the House of cupboards by its designer/builder/owners, Sunny Wilder and Nick Coyle, they are delighted to be finally living in their long-held dream.

“We nicknamed it ‘The House of Cupboards’ because all the storage is integrated into the house,” architect Sunny Wilder said.

“So much for being married to a carpenter! Nick built a house once before and it took seven years and I had no storage. I thought if I design a house where the cupboards are integral to the structure I’ll get storage straight away.”

The house is a prototype for what the couple hope will become the bread and butter work for their Pambula based business, The Timber Trip.

The Timber Trip has, until now, specialised in sourcing Australian timbers which Nick – a furniture craftsman of sublime talent – and his two apprentices, craft into bespoke furniture for the home, office and commercial markets.

With Sunny’s design skill, that work extends into interior solutions for restaurants, bars, offices and homes, whether they be staircases, sliding doors, tables and seating, windows, cabinetry, storage, even board tables.

Now, they have designs on being in the business of making and erecting affordable, flat pack homes and expansion into the Sydney and Canberra market place.

“I’ve always wanted to do a low cost house,” Sunny Wilder said.

“There are so many houses that cost $500k plus and a lot of my friends and contemporaries can’t afford that. We couldn’t afford that.

“I also think there’s a social need for lovely, affordable housing. This has been ticking over in the back of my mind for a long time.

“We bought a block of land when we came here and we didn’t want to over capitalise and borrow a lot of money so we brought our skills together,” Sunny gestures around her.

“We used our architectural skills to build a flat pack. We put the frame and everything up in a week, including the roof.

It’s up and we’re living in it,” she beams.

Nick Coyle is no newcomer to house building but this time around, it was lightning fast compared to before.

“I’ve built a house before but it took seven years to complete. It took forever to actually build the cupboards,” he said.

Their version of the flat pack home in Bald Hills is two-bedroom, but larger homes can be designed and additional rooms added, depending on what a client needs.

The walls are rather special.

“The cupboards are one part of the flat pack, then there are the walls that are made of fridgeboard (sandwich panels), what they make cool rooms out of. It’s an insulated sandwich panel that’s bushfire rated,” Nick says.

Clients of The Timber Trip’s flat pack home work with them to tweak the design to their needs, and the client is also responsible for providing the foundation, either a concrete slab or raised timber floor (brick and pier).

The roof is zincalume with the house clad in timber seconds which they will let fade to a natural silver.

“If someone orders one of these, they prep the floor and we come in and construct all the frame in a weekend then a builder comes in and puts the walls and ceiling on. They could do an owner builder, our scope of works is the cupboards and the roof.

Having made the final push to get their home ready, Nick says his focus now has to return to the business.

“I want to try and build that up a bit more. I would like to do about two or three of these (flat pack homes) a year and do more of the finer furniture,” he said.

The Timber Trip has been located in Toalla Street, Pambula for three years but the business has a much longer history, having been started by Nick over 20 years ago in Melbourne.

Nick and Sunny decided to move the business lock, stock and entire extraction system from Abbotsford in Melbourne to Pambula when the factory they were in was sold out from underneath them.

Having holidayed on the Far South Coast over many years, the couple were drawn to bringing up their young son Otis and daughter Lyla in an environment offering the childhood freedom of both bush and beach.

Watching the kids play around on the bush block around their new home, it’s clear the effort has paid off.

However, Nick’s clients are still largely Melbourne-based.

“In terms of local work, it’s few and far between because when we got here we still had and have so much Melbourne demand,” Nick says.

The couple have an impressive client list including La Luna Restaurant in Carlton, Bar Lourinha and Gerald’s Bar (also in Melbourne), speciality wine and oyster bar Barlotta in South Melbourne, Casa Cuccio in Gertrude Street Fitzroy, OXFAM Australia’s staircase in their Melbourne headquarters, the solid jarrah boardroom table for the Melbourne School of Sport and Recreation, and the list goes on.

The Timber Trip also works with architects to design and create solutions for interiors.

“We have architects that we work for,” Nick says. “They do rough drawings, and ask us to resolve things.”

In February 2014, Sunny and Nick will have been in Pambula for three years. They are in the process of making the front section of their Toalla Street factory into more of a showroom, a setting fit for the furniture staples that Nick lovingly crafts every week.

If you are thinking about building a home locally or are in the market for some outstanding Australian hardwood, handmade furniture, venture into The Timber Trip at 7 Toalla Street, Pambula. Or call them on 6495 6008, 0419 111 250, www.timbertrip 南京夜网.au

• Sunny Wilder and daughter Lyla enjoy their new home in Bald Hills. The flat pack house, erected in a weekend, was designed and built by Sunny and her partner Nick Coyle of The Timber Trip in Pambula.

Nick Coyle and Sunny Wilder of The Timber Trip in their Toalla Street, Pambula factory.

Master furniture craftsman Nick Coyle’s deceptively simple, stunningly comfortable, dining chair.

The Timber Trip: Sideboard/console.

Sunny Wilder enjoys the outdoors, inside, free from insect company on the enclosed wraparound breezeway of their Bald Hills home.

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PHOTOS/VIDEO: New Year’s Eve around the region

The fireworks at Ulladulla.How did you celebrate New Year’s Eve? Send your photos in to [email protected]南京夜网.au and we will add them to our gallery!
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BATEMANS BAY: New Years Eve fireworks on Corrigans Beach as seen from Hanging Rock. Picture: Matt Scott.

KIAMA: The fun fair at Black Beach also proved a big hit with locals and visitors alike. Pictures: DAVID HALL

ULLADULLA: Glowing red Mickey Mouse ears were the must-have fashion accessory for Brittanie Bailey and Mindie Bailie-Mills of Ulladulla.

BODALLA: The Natalie Prevedello Duo provided great entertainment for New Year’s Eve at the Bodalla Arms Hotel.

KIAMA: People gathered hours before the 9pm fireworks to get the best vantage points. Picture: DAVID HALL

BROULEE: Libby Doughty of Mossy Point, Tehlia Beattie of Batehaven, Aymee Wise of Broulee, Rachelle Kelly of Canberra, Kayla Beattie of Batehaven and Marielle Kleusken of Canada had fun at the Broulee Sand Modelling and Sand Castle Competition on New Year’s Eve. Their entry was called ‘Quackers’.

KIAMA: People gathered hours before the 9pm fireworks to get the best vantage points. Picture: DAVID HALL

NOWRA: Chris Scaddan, Kate Montgomery and Kobi Fletcher from Wollongong had a great New Year’s Eve at the Shoalhaven City Turf Club.

NAROOMA: : Getting cheeky at O’Brien’s Hotel at Narooma are Ashleigh Indian from Tomakin, Jess Roberts from Coolamon, Cara Indian from Tomakin, Kristen McKenzie and Vivien Murnane from Wagga. The girls from out west came to visit the Indians!

BODALLA: : Joel Copeland and Kendalla Harris were down from Canberra to celebrate New Year’s Eve at the Bodalla Arms Hotel.

KIAMA: People gathered hours before the 9pm fireworks to get the best vantage points. Picture: DAVID HALL

BODALLA: John and Katrina Gloisio of Canberra and Bodalla celebrated New Year’s Eve together at the Bodalla Arms Hotel.

NAROOMA : Wearing their New Year hats and waiting for the fireworks at the Narooma Golf Club are the McDonald kids from Narooma – Hunter, Shaylee, Cohen, Mitchell and Tommy

KIAMA: People gathered hours before the 9pm fireworks to get the best vantage points. Pictures: DAVID HALL

BODALLA: Vivienne White of Bodalla celebrating at the Bodalla Arms Hotel, Bodalla on New Year’s Eve.

ULLADULLA: Waiting to see in 2014 were Haizel Bird, Tayah Ball, Alicia Martin and Jessica Castellano of Ulladulla.

BODALLA: : Deanne Smith of Canberra came to Bodalla to celebrate New Year’s Eve at the Bodalla Arms Hotel.

NOWRA: Olivia Di Pietro, Liesl Koster and Louisa Di Pietro got into the spirit of New Year’s Eve at the Shoalhaven City Turf Club.

BODALLA: : Dave Pearce with Sue-Ann Heard celebrating the New Year at the Bodalla Arms Hotel.

BODALLA: Mark Inman with Jo Rugg at the Bodalla Arms Hotel on New Year’s Eve.

BODALLA: Onno De Smetch, Judy DeSmetch, ‘Nobby’ and Jan Morrison caught the Bodalla Arms Hotel courtesy bus home on New Year’s Eve.

BODALLA: : Bodalla Arms Hotel chef Peter Coster of Bodalla with Sue-Anne Heard of Surf Beach and Dave Pearce of Bodalla.

BODALLA: : Bill Arnold of Nerrigundah and Ken Faux of Sydney celebrating New Year’s Eve in Bodalla.

BROULEE: Mossy Point’s Greg Sparrius, Ana Ellwood, Pip Sparrius and Kelsey Gillan of Mossy Point won runner-up sculpture with their ‘Jenny’ the fat lady at the Broulee Sand Modelling and Sand Castle Competition at North Broulee Beach on New Year’s Eve.

BODALLA: Maree Boulton and Cheryl Colburn enjoying New Year’s Eve at the Bodalla Arms Hotel.

ULLADULLA: Cat, Thomas and Steve Haggar of Wollongong found a perfect spot on the harbour foreshore to watch Tuesday night’s fireworks.

ULLADULLA: Members of the Bray, Hoye, Thomson, Dibley and Goldsmith families, including Rod and Judy Hoy of Narrawallee, get together at Burrill Lake every year and were among the huge crowd donning glow sticks by the Ulladulla Harbour.

BROULEE: The sandcastle competition at Broulee drew a crowd.

ULLADULLA: Bill and Jessica Hopkins of Burrill Lake were dancing to the music supplied on new year’s eve.

BATEMANS BAY: New Years Eve fireworks on Corrigans Beach as seen from Hanging Rock. Picture: Matt Scott.

BODALLA: : Stephen and Reachel Calder of Sydney celebrated New Year’s Eve at the Bodalla Arms Hotel.

BATEMANS BAY: New Years Eve fireworks on Corrigans Beach as seen from Hanging Rock. Picture: Matt Scott.

ULLADULLA: Seven-year-old Brighid Beecroft of Ulladulla armed herself with a flashing sword to battle the big new year’s eve crowd.

BROULEE: Canberra’s Lillie and Annie Kruger, Julia Shumaker, Heidi Kruger, Amos Findlay and Jack Kruger had a win on New Year’s Eve with their sand creation ‘Three Blind Mice’. The sculpture won the 2013 Broulee Sand Modelling and Sand Castle Competition at North Broulee Beach.

ULLADULLA: Two-year-old Byron Thomson of Kellyville was keeping active in the crowd waiting for fireworks at Ulladulla.

BODALLA: Dave Pearce with Sue-Ann Heard celebrating the New Year at the Bodalla Arms Hotel.

BROULEE: The sandcastle competition at Broulee drew a crowd.

BROULEE: The sandcastle competition at Broulee drew a crowd.

NOWRA: Howard Mitchell took this shot of fireworks over the Shoalhaven City Turf Club on New Year’s Eve.

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World welcomes in the New Year

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There are some amazing firework displays going on around the globe as 2014 comes in with a bang and lots of colour.

Fireworks light up the London skyline. Picture GETTY IMAGES

Fireworks light up the London skyline. Picture GETTY IMAGES

Fireworks light up the London skyline. Picture GETTY IMAGES

Fireworks at Red Square in Moscow. Picture REUTERS

Fireworks light up the London skyline. Picture GETTY IMAGES

Fireworks light up the London skyline. Picture GETTY IMAGES

The Quadriga sculpture atop the Brandenburg Gate, Berlin. Picture GETTY IMAGES

The bronze statue of Alexander the great in Skopje, Macedonia. Picture REUTERS

Fireworks at Red Square in Moscow. Picture REUTERS

In Surabaya, Indonesia. Picture GETTY IMAGES

Fireworks in Dubai. Picture REUTERS

Fireworks in Dubai. Picture REUTERS

Moscow’s Red Square. Picture REUTERS

Fireworks light up the London skyline. Picture GETTY IMAGES

The Quadriga sculpture atop the Brandenburg Gate, Berlin. Picture REUTERS

Fireworks over Taiwan’s tallest skyscraper the Taipei 101. Picture REUTERS

Fireworks over Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong Convention Centre. Picture REUTERS

Fireworks near Petronas Twin Towers in Malaysia. Picture REUTERS

Fireworks light up the London skyline. Picture GETTY IMAGES

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Trouble-free New Year’s Eve pleases Mandurah police

DESPITE thousands of people descending on Mandurahovernight for New Year celebrations police reported a relatively trouble-freeevening.
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Officers were out in force for the event which organisersestimate attracted upwards of 30,000 people.

Fireworks displays kept the crowd entertained with 9pm andmidnight shows wowing new year revellers.

Live music from Sweet Sister and Abbasolutely had peopleup on the dance floor and food stalls did a roaring trade.

The family-friendly, alcohol-free event saw very littleanti-social behaviour with just two arrests made and eight move-on noticesissued.

One man was arrested for possession of a knife and anotherfor disorderly conduct.

DESPITE thousands of people descending on Mandurah overnight for New Year celebrations police reported a relatively trouble-free evening.

DESPITE thousands of people descending on Mandurah overnight for New Year celebrations police reported a relatively trouble-free evening.

DESPITE thousands of people descending on Mandurah overnight for New Year celebrations police reported a relatively trouble-free evening.

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