What's on in Narrandera, April 21, 2017

PIN-UP: mavismayhemhair posted this picture from the Hot Rod Run on instagram, saying "sunshine and cars, what a perfect weekend".
PIN-UP: mavismayhemhair posted this picture from the Hot Rod Run on instagram, saying "sunshine and cars, what a perfect weekend".

THE Hot Rod Run was hugely successful with weather playing a significant part in everyone’s enjoyment. The rodders and custom Show and Shine boasted 350 entrants and the girls featured strongly in the winners’ circle.

Top Hot Rod belonged to 17-year-old L-plater Tegan Collet with her 1931 A Model Ford. Young Rodder prize went to Bridget Jones for her Ford Falcon XY Wagon.

Top Custom award was won by Grad and Tracy King with their 160 Buick.

Top Ride prize collector was John Dwyer with his Green HQ Ute, which he worked on for 17 years.

Town Pick was Leanne and David Kennedy’s 33 Ford Coupe which David build from the ground up.

Zuzanne Crook, organised Miss Pin-up and other categories to raise funds for Can Assist. There were 11 contenders and Miss Pin-up winner was Amy Louise or “Amy Lou” with April Worland, “Dotty Lou”, runner-up.

Congratulations and thanks to organiser Ray Alldrick who did an amazing job in rounding up so much support for the weekend. Needless to say, Narrandera businesses benefit  enormously from the annual influx of visitors from various parts of Australia.

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Xanthium spinosum or the noxious Bathurst Burr is set for a concentrated “heave-ho” in the shire.

Most farmers pounce immediately to eliminate the burr as its spines are cruel to humans and animals.

Sheep are particularly susceptible to entanglements in their wool.

Identify it on the internet and consciously eliminate the pest.

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Finally, a bumper rice crop for the Riverina.

SunRice expects to harvest 800,000 tonnes this year due to greater water allocations, an increase of 200 per cent on last year’s 245,000 tonnes of production. 

- ROZANNE GILBERT