The Daily Advertiser
Wednesday, 21 February 2024
Joe Painting has been remembered as a gentleman that helped spark harness racing in his family.
Courtney Rees • 51m ago
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More students choosing online study than on-campus.
Emily Anderson • 1hr ago
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Firefighters are monitoring a blaze at Uranquinty.
Taylor Dodge • 2hrs ago
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Several fire brigades responded to a blaze on Castle Street, Uranquinty on Tuesday. Picture by Les Smith
What it was like to be in Melbourne - not for Eras - as the megastar touched down.
Daisy Huntly
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Taylor Swift has come a long way since her first Australian gig at CMC Rocks the Snowies in 2009, selling out shows around the globe and building a beyond The Beatles-level mania for her 2024 tour. Pictures by Daisy Huntly, Elena Obst, Amy Hickey
A guide to renovating, whether your budget is $5000 or $50,000.
Jemimah Clegg
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Sellers can fully renovate their kitchen and bathroom for between $50,000 and $70,000, one expert says. Picture supplied
Brad Banducci's replacement will take over in September.
Anna Houlahan
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Woolworths Group chief executive Brad Banducci and WooliesX managing director Amanda Bardwell. (AAP Image/Supplied by Woolworths Group)
Fevola racked up almost $26,000 in unpaid fines.
Anna Houlahan
Brendan Fevola at a 2014 celebrity cricket match on Devonport Oval in Tasmania. File picture
Contamination areas identified as 'low-risk'.
Taylor Dodge
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Testing is under way at the Tumut ambulance station and hospital to see if the newly put out mulch is contaminated with asbestos. Picture by the Murrumbidgee Local Health District
"I had a month's worth of orders come through in one week."
Taylor Dodge
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He said he'd only had one or two beers, police allege.
Taylor Dodge
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A 39-year-old man allegedly returned a reading of 0.203 on a roadside breath test while on his way to the pub. Picture by NSW Highway Patrol
Environment Protection Authority orders removal of 30,000 tyres.
Ted Howes
A petition has been launched to save carriages in upgrades.
Taylor Dodge
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Wagga's Darren Thompson travels on the XPT regularly and says there is no way he could sleep on a train without a sleeping carriage. Picture by Les Smith
At just 29, Josh is a rarity in the piano tuning world.
Andrew Mangelsdorf
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One of the country's newest piano tuners Josh Prenzler with his tools on a Shigeru Kawai grand piano at the Riverina Conservatorium of Music on Monday. Picture by Les Smith
Good rain season causes explosion of harmless creepy crawlies.
Emily Anderson
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Giant green slantface grass hopper found inside office building in Wagga. Picture by Emily Anderson
'They warned me that it will impact my speech.'
Miriam Webber
His spell helped guide TRAC to a big win over Kooringal High.
Jimmy Meiklejohn
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TRAC's Daniel Mansour was presented with the game ball by coach Mick Reynolds after claiming figures of 5-19 against Kooringal High. Picture from TRAC
For charged by Strike Force Subdivision investigators.
Taylor Dodge
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The EPA is undertaking precautionary testing, McGirr said.
Taylor Dodge
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Member for Wagga Dr Joe McGirr is urging the government to keep the Tumut community informed as contamination testing gets under way. Picture by Les Smith
Firefighters responded to separate incidents across the Riverina.
Taylor Dodge
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A shed and machinery at a property on Conargo Road, Carrathool, have been destroyed by fire. Picture by NSW RFS
He is Coolamon's second major signing of the off-season.
Jimmy Meiklejohn
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Star AFL Sydney defender Tim Coenen has signed with the Hoppers for the upcoming Riverina League season. Picture from Coolamon Hoppers
He'd finished the last beer five minutes before police pulled him over.
Andrew Mangelsdorf
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Mountains of tyres stored illegally near airport and at Jindera.
Ted Howes
The site on February 16 at the Bennu Circuit which is owned by Dahlsens Family Companies which have told residents at the industrial estate that work was in progress to remove the tyres. Picture by Mark Jesser
What's on
No time like the present to support regional events, organisers say.
Emily Anderson
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A woman was hospitalised with burns following the blaze.
Andrew Mangelsdorf
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Police are investigating after a house went up in flames in Central Wagga at the weekend. Picture by Andrew Mangelsdorf
Benedicta were chasing a seventh straight house title.
Matt Malone
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Andre Labara was the star of the show at Kildare Catholic College's swimming carnival at Oasis Aquatic Centre on Thursday night. Picture by Les Smith

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The Prime Minister has revealed plan to attend Sydney show.
Ayden Dawkins
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Oscar winner Sam Mendes filming four bio-pics.
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Police arrested two Sydney men over the massive import scheme.
Anna Houlahan
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Australian Federal Police arrest a man in Hinchinbrook over $2 billion in alleged meth imports. Picture supplied
The farmer had posted a video online of the incoming storm.
Anna McGuinness
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Tributes are flowing for dairy farmer Bruce Manintveld who died during destructive storms in Victoria on February 13. Picture by Stock and Land
'Quick and easy' cash offered to students for money muling.
Anna Houlahan
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Stock image of a man transferring money using a bank card and phone. Picture Canva
Joe Painting has been remembered as a gentleman that helped spark harness racing in his family.
Courtney Rees • 51m ago
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Marrar begin to look at in-house options for more avenues to goal
Matt Malone • 1hr ago
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Blake Walker is closely checked by Northern Jets during last year's preliminary final at Robertson Oval. Picture by Madeline Begley
He was lured to the Tigers by two former teammates.
Jimmy Meiklejohn • 2hrs ago
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Tyson Todd has signed with Wagga Tigers for the upcoming Riverina League season, he makes the move down south from Palmerston in the NTFL. Picture by Les Smith
A couple of Marrar players will have delayed starts to the year.
Matt Malone • 2hrs ago
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All the comings and goings for the 2024 season.
Matt Malone
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Bas Blackett is back at Brothers as they prepare for their return to the Group Nine first grade competition this year. Picture by Les Smith
A lack of player numbers have forced Deniliquin to withdraw from first grade.
Courtney Rees
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Deniliquin will not take part in the Southern Inland first grade competition in 2024.
The speedster has quickly developed into a cult hero for ACT fans
Cameron Mee
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ACT Brumbies flyer Corey Toole is ready to set the Super Rugby competition alight after a breakout rookie season. Picture by Gary Ramage
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Wednesday, 21 February 2024

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A guide to renovating, whether your budget is $5000 or $50,000.
Jemimah Clegg
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Buyers may be able to 'stretch themselves' to buy a house.
Brittney Levinson
Nollamara in WA offers good opportunities to buy a house, such as this one that sold for $450,000 in January. Picture supplied
Experts warn strong yields don't always equal strong investment.
Jemimah Clegg
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131 Digby Road, Hamilton, in Victoria's Southern Grampians region was for rent at $400 per week. Picture supplied
"The competitive price speaks for itself."
Jacinta Dickins
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Own a spacious lifestyle block in sought-after neighbourhood.
A grand entranceway welcomes you into the home, guiding you towards the expansive open plan living space. Picture supplied.
Those offering their homes to film crews are reaping the rewards.
Jemimah Clegg
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Gréce, owned by Brisbane couple Thessy and Georgio Batsinilas, can be rented on Aloca. Picture Brock Beazley Photography
'No one was rapping in language so I thought I'd try.'
Jodie Bruton
And despite the economy, everyone's still spending big.
Emily Anderson
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Wagga florist and owner of Emmylou Wildflower Emma White will work through the night preparing orders for Valentine's Day. Picture by Emily Anderson
Whole family nails fashions, jockey secures trainer granddad a Tumut Cup.
Daisy Huntly
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Tumut girls Jennie Wysman, Louise Smith, Tylah Dwyer, Melissa Hayward and Bec Denson at the 165th Tumut Cup on February 10. Picture by Les Smith
The run is a tribute to Hay man Shag Gregory.
Allan Wilson
Riders preparing to embark on a previous years run. The 25th annual Shag Gregory Memorial will be held March 9. Picture supplied
The story follows the struggles of a brave Wagga girl.
Andrew Mangelsdorf
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Aaron de Jong and Peter Doherty will launch their powerful and heartbreaking book, Ainsley de Jong Could Dance at the Curious Rabbit this week. File picture
An exclusive tour of Tasmania, Flinders Island, and King Island.
Emma Brown
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The Red Cross buddy program supports people across the country.
Allie and Val just clicked from the moment they met. Picture supplied
It's amazing where this relaxing tour of New South Wales will take you.
Emma Brown
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CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope. Picture Shutterstock
Most pet owners would be horrified at the thought of their furry family members being without water when they need it but many say they're not sure how much water they need.
Rosie Ryan
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Dr Katrina Warren with her dog Chilli and cat Leo. Picture supplied
Cruising with Ponant is like being aboard a private yacht. Ponant is the world leader in luxury expeditions and France's only cruise ship owner.
The Athens to Venice cruise includes crossing the Corinth Canal. Image by N Matheus for Ponant
More students choosing online study than on-campus.
Emily Anderson • 1hr ago
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Compiled from the Daily Advertiser by the Wagga Wagga & District Historical Society
David Copland & Co was located in Fitzmaurice Street, opposite the Court House. David Jones purchased the store in 1953 and reopened the following year after extensive renovations. Supplied picture (CSU Regional Archives RW5.360)
During 2023, council received 106 incidents involving 162 dogs.
Andrew Mangelsdorf
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Four dogs have been put down after Wagga City Council was petitioned over animal attacks. Picture by Shutterstock
Sticking together, volunteering and grandkids the secret to lasting love.
Emily Anderson
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Bourkelands couple Bob and Lynette Kitchener will celebrate their 55th anniversary this year and are still madly in love this Valentine's Day. Picture by Emily Anderson
From a doctor who didn't believe her, to dirty looks from strangers in the streets.
Taylor Dodge
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Wagga woman Jessie Cook, 33, has finally found the confidence to speak out about her experience with epilepsy in a bid to raise awareness. Picture by Taylor Dodge
Here's what went down at the Eras Tour in Melbourne last week.
Anna Houlahan, Anna McGuinness • 51m ago
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Joe Painting has been remembered as a gentleman that helped spark harness racing in his family.
Courtney Rees • 51m ago
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The late Joe Painting with Rusty Crackers.
Toole was in 2010 jailed for a maximum of 14 years for selling ice.
Sam Rigney • 1hr ago
Joshua Toole pleaded guilty to supplying a large commercial quantity of methamphetamine after police smashed a major ice supply network in the Hunter and Central Coast.
More students choosing online study than on-campus.
Emily Anderson • 1hr ago
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Lisa Yang from South Korea and Angel Parsons from Young are among the 699 commencing on-campus students at CSU Wagga. Picture by Les Smith
Marrar begin to look at in-house options for more avenues to goal
Matt Malone • 1hr ago
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Blake Walker is closely checked by Northern Jets during last year's preliminary final at Robertson Oval. Picture by Madeline Begley
Yulia Navalny's steadfast grace should inspire all of us.
John Hanscombe
What it was like to be in Melbourne - not for Eras - as the megastar touched down.
Daisy Huntly
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Taylor Swift has come a long way since her first Australian gig at CMC Rocks the Snowies in 2009, selling out shows around the globe and building a beyond The Beatles-level mania for her 2024 tour. Pictures by Daisy Huntly, Elena Obst, Amy Hickey
What is the benefit to humanity allowing states to act like this?
Jennifer Tierney
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A wounded Palestinian transferred to Al-Najjar Hospital after being targeted by Israeli warplanes, in Rafah. Picture Shutterstock
The town is so much more than just a gateway to the Whitsundays.
Kate Cox • 1hr ago
Our duelling experts help you decide.
Amy Cooper and Mal Chenu • 2hrs ago
Where will you sail first - the Indian Ocean or the Pacific?
Exciting new experiences are coming to this ancient corner of Australia.
Craig Tansley
Four incredible new ships are heading to the Kimberley this year
Here's how to pick the ones that are right for you.
Kristie Kellahan
Want to "barge" your way through Europe? Or "rail and sail"?
Louise Goldsbury
Element of surprise: New ways to go against the flow
An exclusive tour of Tasmania, Flinders Island, and King Island.
Emma Brown
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The Nut at Stanley. Picture Shutterstock
A pocket-sized ship takes adventurers to unexplored corners.
Donna Sharpe
Go beyond the resorts into the beating heart of Fiji
Oceania Cruises' new vessel claims notable firsts.
Sarah Maguire
Culinary feats and cool retreats: Vista hits the spot
Car Expert
Nio has shown off its new flagship ET9's SkyRide suspension system, which can be used to rock the car and shake off snow.
Jade Credentino • 1hr ago
Mystery surrounds a GWM SUV spotted in Melbourne, with the Haval Jolion-sized model yet to be confirmed for Australia.
Jordan Mulach • 1hr ago
GWM spied bringing another MG ZS rival to Australian roads
North Korea's Kim Jong Un has accepted a luxury limousine from Russian President Vladimir Putin as a gift despite UN sanctions.
Jade Credentino • 1hr ago
North Korea and Russia's latest act of global defiance is... a limousine?
We're spending three months with a Mahindra Scorpio, putting it through its paces as a production support car for the video team.
Sean Lander • 1hr ago
2024 Mahindra Scorpio review: Long term introduction
GM may be about to launch new electric pickup trucks, but it's reportedly hedging its bets by rolling out new plug-in hybrid models.
William Stopford • 2hrs ago
GM giving American pickup icons plug-in hybrid power - report
The Senior
Proposed law changes to reduce financial elder abuse.
Eileen Wood
Persistence has paid off for veterans golfer Rita Gounder.
Rowan Cowley
Rita Gounder is Western Sydney Region Veteran Golf Association's ladies player of the year. Picture supplied
Fifty per cent of people scanned by a bone bus have osteoporosis.
Eileen Wood
One of the 17 bone buses. Picture supplied
The Land
Eight entries from across the region proved fierce competition.
Elka Devney • 1hr ago
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New buyers step in and show support for Brewer Beef bull sale.
Helen Decosta • 1hr ago
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Equal second top-priced Simmental/Angus bull Brewers Beef Breakout T317 purchased by Tony Camolerri, Nowa Nowa, Vic, for $11,000. Photo supplied.
Farming For Kids supporting health and wellbeing in Liverpool Plains
Laura Hockey, Springfield, between Spring Ridge and Caroona with Ruby the Labrador.
Looking for a sequined bargain? Marketplace is your friend
Amy Martin
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Both dental implants and bridges offer viable solutions for replacing missing teeth, each with its own set of advantages and considerations.
There are many factors to consider before deciding if dental implants or bridges are the most appropriate solution to missing teeth. Picture Shutterstock
There are many possible causes of pododermatitis in dogs, the most common being allergies.
Dr Anne Quain
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Short-haired dogs like staffies and dachshunds are prone to paw inflammation. Picture by Pixabay