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Coastal Christmas Lights 2014 | pictures, photos Hamilton Street, Latrobe. Picture: Kerrie Watson.

Picture: Alissa Travers.

Molly, Lachie and Tom Jones at West Park Grove, Burnie. Picture: Ben Jones.

Westbury Place, Devonport. Photo just doesn’t do it justice. It’s a must see. Picture: Carmen Dickson.

Picture: Kerrie Watson.

2 Dial Road Penguin, Santa appears Christmas Eve! Picture: Jazmin Gorrie.

Picture: Alissa Travers.

Picture: Chelsea Louise Hingston.

Lymwood, King Island. Picture: Fiona Geertsema.

Picture: Krystle Bugg.

Chichester Drive, Devonport. Can get out of car and have a look. Picture: Barbara Harris.

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Paige Jordan and Chelsea Beth Johnston in Miandetta.

23 Cunningham Street, South Burnie. Picture: Kristy Burrows.

Hamilton Street, Latrobe. Picture: Kerrie Watson.

Hamilton Street, Latrobe. Picture: Kerrie Watson.

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Turners Beach. Picture: Morgan Mcintyre.

25 Heathcote St, Ulverstone. Picture: Ruth Marshall.

Jukes Crescent, Queenstown. Picture: Jodi Edwards.

10 Spencer Place, Ulverstone. Picture: Michelle Martin.

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Macarthur shines in HSC results

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State-toppers: Reynard Tan (left) and Isaac Jones, of Hurlstone Agricultural High School, at the Locomotive Workshop at Australian Technology Park Eveleigh where they were awarded their First in State certificates. Picture: Geoff JonesIt’s a fiercely fought battle of the minds, a test of knowledge and mental strength; the Higher School Certificate is New South Wales’ final high school examination, and shines a light on the best and brightest young minds in the state.

Yesterday, Education Minister Adrian Piccoli presented 105 students with First in Course certificates, congratulating the NSW students that topped the state in their courses.

Macarthur was represented in this prestigious group by three students — Hurlstone Agricultural High School’s Reynard Ezekiel Tan and Isaac James Jones, and Mount Carmel Catholic High School student Stephanie Penales.

The three students respectively achieved the highest marks in Agriculture, Primary Industries Examination and the hotly contested Ancient History.

‘‘I’m glad all the work throughout the year paid off,’’ Ms Penales of Eagle Vale told the Advertiser.

‘‘It doesn’t always feel like it will [pay off] at the time.’’

Ms Penales studied Pompeii and Herculaneum and Ancient Egypt in her Ancient History class, her favourite topic being a profile of Akhenaten, and hopes to major in ancient history or archaeology at the University of Sydney.

Reynard, 17, has a keen interest in Agriculture and studied a lot of past papers to achieve his state-topping result.

‘‘When I walked out of the exam, I had a pretty good feeling about it,’’ he said.

‘‘I plan to do a bio-technology degree at university, hopefully at UTS [the University of Technology Sydney].’’

Reynard’s classmate and friend Mr Jones, 18, didn’t feel as confident following his Primary Industries exam, and was excited to learn he’d achieved the highest result.

‘‘The girl that topped the state last year was from Hurlstone as well, and we were taught by the same teacher,’’ the Bradbury local said.

‘‘Throughout the year he said I was on the same level as her, so I was hopeful I might get First in Course.’’

Aside from being classmates and friends, Reynard and Mr Jones were also both members of the Hurlstone Christian Fellowship.

Mr Jones, who attended Bradbury primary school, said: ‘‘I had a good time at school, I loved my school and I feel lucky to have gone there — there are a lot of people that are not that lucky.’’

Macarthur shines in HSC results TweetFacebookMacarthur’s Distinguished Achievers:Abergos, Rob Renzo (HURLSTONE AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL)Afzal, Zain (MACQUARIE FIELDS HIGH SCHOOL)Ahluwalia, Charu (HURLSTONE AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL)Ahmed, Iqtidar(MACQUARIE FIELDS HIGH SCHOOL)Ahsan, Ridah(HURLSTONE AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL)Alampallil, Alan Abraham (HURLSTONE AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL)Alexander, Robert Henry (MACARTHUR ANGLICAN SCHOOL)Antpohler, India (ST PATRICK’S COLLEGE)Archer, Nathan (MOUNT ANNAN HIGH SCHOOL)Ash, Matthew (MOUNT ANNAN HIGH SCHOOL)Aston, Laura (JOHN THERRY CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL)Attard, Danielle (ELDERSLIE HIGH SCHOOL)Autar, Sidharth (MACQUARIE FIELDS HIGH SCHOOL)Baird, Mitchell (MOUNT CARMEL CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL)Bajpai, Raimee Raj (MACQUARIE FIELDS HIGH SCHOOL)Baker, Jordan (ST GREGORY’S COLLEGE)Barden, Brittney Lee (AMBARVALE HIGH SCHOOL)Bennett, Jacob Andrew (CAMDEN HIGH SCHOOL)Berry, Brittany Paige (HURLSTONE AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL)Bhambra, Jaspreet Singh (HURLSTONE AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL)Bickle, Rachel Sandra (CAMDEN HIGH SCHOOL)Bishop, Jye (CAMPBELLTOWN PERFORMING ARTS HIGH SCHOOL)Blackstock-Ruff, Nicholas (BROUGHTON ANGLICAN COLLEGE)Band-Quist, Chelsea Rose (PICTON HIGH SCHOOL)Boonpun, Gingkwan (MACARTHUR ANGLICAN SCHOOL)Bowyer, Leah (ST PATRICK’S COLLEGE)Brackenbury, John (BROUGHTON ANGLICAN COLLEGE)Brady, Joshua (ST GREGORY’S COLLEGE)Brill, Hamish (ST GREGORY’S COLLEGE)Brumec, Ashley (MOUNT CARMEL CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL)Bui, Christine Thanh Vi (HURLSTONE AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL)Bui, Viet Dominic (HURLSTONE AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL)Buttigieg, Dana (MOUNT CARMEL CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL)Byers, Montana Sian (MACARTHUR ANGLICAN SCHOOL)Cao, Claire Xin Wen (HURLSTONE AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL)Carre, Tegan Veronica (HURLSTONE AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL)Carter, Raelene Ashley (ELDERSLIE HIGH SCHOOL)Cascarino, Hayley (ST PATRICK’S COLLEGE)Cen, Alan (HURLSTONE AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL)Chan, Lillian (MOUNT ANNAN HIGH SCHOOL)Chan, Steven Fong (HURLSTONE AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL)Charadia, Joshua (MOUNT CARMEL CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL)Chau, Brandon Kent (HURLSTONE AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL)Chau, Kevin Chau (HURLSTONE AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL)Chau, Michael (HURLSTONE AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL)Chau, Michael Vin Phu (HURLSTONE AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL)Chen, Cindy (MACQUARIE FIELDS HIGH SCHOOL)Chen, Fullong (HURLSTONE AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL)Cheng, Kao Shiu Michael (MACQUARIE FIELDS HIGH SCHOOL)Cheng, Yuan-Xin (HURLSTONE AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL)Chesterton, Zachary (ST GREGORY’S COLLEGE)Chia, Michael (HURLSTONE AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL)Chuor, Jessica (HURLSTONE AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL)Churchin, Thomas (MOUNT CARMEL CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL)Clinton, William Ronald (MACARTHUR ANGLICAN SCHOOL)Cockroft, Luke (MOUNT ANNAN HIGH SCHOOL)Coen, Hayden (WOLLONDILLY ANGLICAN COLLEGE)Coles, Madilyn Dawn (PICTON HIGH SCHOOL)Commazzetto, Henri (ST GREGORY’S COLLEGE)Costillas, Nethanjah Tanya (MACQUARIE FIELDS HIGH SCHOOL)Cowper, Renee Lauren (MACARTHUR ANGLICAN SCHOOL)Craigie, Nathan (CAMPBELLTOWN PERFORMING ARTS HIGH SCHOOL)Cremer, Sidney Louis (HURLSTONE AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL)Croall, Danielle Louise (BROUGHTON ANGLICAN COLLEGE)Cross, Courtney Jade (MACARTHUR ANGLICAN SCHOOL)Culhane, Courtney (ST PATRICK’S COLLEGE)Dang, Andy (HURLSTONE AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL)Darma, Vanessa (ST PATRICK’S COLLEGE)Das, Joyesh (MACQUARIE FIELDS HIGH SCHOOL)Davey, Sarah (MOUNT ANNAN HIGH SCHOOL)Dawson, Amelia Ann-Margaret (PICTON HIGH SCHOOL)Dawson, Kate Louise (ELDERSLIE HIGH SCHOOL)Dawson, Paul Michael (BROUGHTON ANGLICAN COLLEGE)De Zoysa, Roshan (ST GREGORY’S COLLEGE)Deng, Doris (HURLSTONE AGRICULTURAL SCHOOL)Dheerasekara, Amanda (ST PATRICK’S COLLEGE)Dimasangal, Myane (MACQUARIE FIELDS HIGH SCHOOL)Dinh, Helen Hong Hanh (HURLSTONE AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL)Do, Duy Brian Duc (MACQUARIE FIELDS HIGH SCHOOL)Do, Jason (HURLSTONE AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL)Dohnal, Kayole (BROUGHTON ANGLICAN COLLEGE)Domadious, Ireni (MT CARMEL CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL)Draper, Emily Heather (LEUMEAH HIGH SCHOOL)Du, David Khoa Dang (HURLSTONE AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL)Du, Jonathan Loi (HURLSTONE AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL)Duong, Vivian (HURLSTONE AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL)Dzevlan, Adam (ST GREGORY’S COLLEGE)Ebonia, Maritoni (MOUNT CARMEL CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL)Edgington, MacKenzie Devon (MACARTHUR ANGLICAN SCHOOL)Engelbrecht, Emmalisa (BROUGHTON ANGLICAN COLLEGE)Faruque, Raiyon Binte (MACQUARIE FIELDS HIGH SCHOOL)Faulds, Alexander (HURLSTONE AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL)Fazekas, Ferenc (CAMPBELLTOWN PERFORMING ARTS HIGH SCHOOL)Fernandez, Carolyn Pilar (MACARTHUR ANGLICAN SCHOOL)Fitzharris, Liam Ethan (HURLSTONE AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL)Flanagan, Katherine (WOLLONDILLY ANGLICAN COLLEGE)Fraser, Kevin (ST GREGORY’S COLLEGE)Free, Georgia (ST PATRICK’S COLLEGE)Gabrio, Cassidy (MOUNT CARMEL CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL)Gabsi, Kheira (HURLSTONE AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL)Gaikwad, Shree (BROUGHTON ANGLICAN COLLEGE)Gardiner, Samuel (WOLLONDILLY ANGLICAN COLLEGE)Gonebale, Madison Dawn Venina (BROUGHTON ANGLICAN COLLEGE)Gossayn, Daniel Peter (BROUGHTON ANGLICAN COLLEGE)Green, Christine (JOHN THERRY CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL)Groblicki, Maximillian Cezane (HURLSTONE AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL)Guan, Annie Rui Ting (MACQUARIE FIELDS HIGH SCHOOL)Guntan, Elida (JOHN THERRY CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL)Ha, Tiffany Gia Van (HURLSTONE AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL)Hadfield, Kieran Peter (BROUGHTON ANGLICAN COLLEGE)Haidar, Usman (HURLSTONE AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL)Hallam, Justin (MOUNT CARMEL CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL)Hamilton, Danielle Courtney (BROUGHTON ANGLICAN COLLEGE)Hanif, Lamiya (HURLSTONE AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL)Hansen, Jarrod (MOUNT CARMEL CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL)Hanson, Josh (WOLLONDILLY ANGLICAN COLLEGE)Hart, Brendan (ST GREGORY’S COLLEGE)Hart, Thomas (WOLLONDILLY ANGLICAN COLLEGE)Hatava, Benjamin Matthew (LEUMEAH HIGH SCHOOL)Hayes, Jamie-Lee (MACARTHUR ANGLICAN SCHOOL)Hillier, Jack Alexander (PICTON HIGH SCHOOL)Hooker, Tyson Elliot (MACARTHUR ANGLICAN SCHOOL)Hoque, Fariha (MACQUARIE FIELDS HIGH SCHOOL)Howard, Laura Elizabeth (HURLSTONE AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL)Hoxha, Ani (ELDERSLIE HIGH SCHOOL)Hu, Derek Ao Peng (HURLSTONE AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL)Hua, Belinda (HURLSTONE AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL)Huang, Jessica (HURLSTONE AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL)Huang, Rui Xue Michelle (HURLSTONE AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL)Huang, Zhi Bin (HURLSTONE AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL)Hudson, Jack (ST GREGORY’S COLLEGE)Hunt, Veronica (HURLSTONE AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL)Hussain, Tabassum Athoey (HURLSTONE AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL)Huynh, Holly (HURLSTONE AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL)Huynh, Jacqueline (HURLSTONE AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL)Huynh, Mandy Camlin (MACQUARIE FIELDS HIGH SCHOOL)Huynh, Winston (HURLSTONE AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL)Ibanez, Patricia (MOUNT CARMEL CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL)Innes, Michael John (HURLSTONE AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL)Iqbal, Malnaaz (MACQUARIE FIELDS HIGH SCHOOL)Isaacson, Emma Gail (INGLEBURN HIGH SCHOOL)Jackson, Lauren (MOUNT CARMEL CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL)Jacob Saji, Jackson (JOHN THERRY CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL)Jain, Neil (HURLSTONE AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL)James, Carly Lillian Mulley (CAMDEN HIGH SCHOOL)Jenssen, Laura Clare (HURLSTONE AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL)Jones, Isaac James (HURLSTONE AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL)Jones, Taylor Alyce (MACARTHUR ANGLICAN SCHOOL)Joshua, Karl Samuel (HURLSTONE AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL)Kaur, Harpreet (MACQUARIE FIELDS HIGH SCHOOL)Kay, Andrew Mitchell (HURLSTONE AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL)Ke, Wawei (MACQUARIE FIELDS HIGH SCHOOL)Keane, Robert McGregor Jarrett (MACARTHUR ANGLICAN SCHOOL)Khatter, Nishita (MACQUARIE FIELDS HIGH SCHOOL)Killian, Madeleine Rose (ELIZABETH MACARTHUR HIGH SCHOOL)Knox, Liam Gary (CAMDEN HIGH SCHOOL)Kongprachith, Marsha (ST PATRICK’S COLLEGE)Kort, Rebecca (ST PATRICK’S COLLEGE)Kuilder, Arielle (MOUNT CARMEL CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL)Kwan, Emily (HURLSTONE AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL)La, My Luan (HURLSTONE AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL)La, Natalie (HURLSTONE AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL)Lai, Isabelle (HURLSTONE AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL)Lam, Bruce (HURLSTONE AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL)Lam, Chanlina (ST PATRICK’S COLLEGE)Lam, Daniel (HURLSTONE AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL)Lam, Jacky (HURLSTONE AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL)Lam, Kevin Lanh Phuc (HURLSTONE AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL)Lamba, Sonali (HURLSTONE AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL)Larkin, Annie (ST PATRICK’S COLLEGE)Lawless, Jeremy Alexander (MACARTHUR ANGLICAN SCHOOL)Lay, Kevin (HURLSTONE AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL)Le, Alexandra Dan-Thuy (HURLSTONE AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL)Le, Jenny (MACQUARIE FIELDS HIGH SCHOOL)Le, Kevin (MACQUARIE FIELDS HIGH SCHOOL)Le, Kim Ngan (MACQUARIE FIELDS HIGH SCHOOL)Le, Megan Mai (HURLSTONE AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL)Le, Viet Kym (MACQUARIE FIELDS HIGH SCHOOL)Lee, Ricky (HURLSTONE AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL)Leong, Oscar Ramos (HURLSTONE AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL)Li, Daniel Shinyu (HURLSTONE AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL)Li, Rodger (MACQUARIE FIELDS HIGH SCHOOL)Liang, William (HURLSTONE AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL)Liem, Daniel (HURLSTONE AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL)Lieu, Davian (HURLSTONE AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL)Liew, Sarah (INGLEBURN HIGH SCHOOL)Lilley, Larissa (THOMAS REDDALL HIGH SCHOOL)Lin, Dominic Tian Hao (HURLSTONE AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL)Liney, Samuel (ST GREGORY’S COLLEGE)Little, Mark Elwyn (BROUGHTON ANGLICAN COLLEGE)Livanis, Katherine Marina (MACQUARIE FIELDS HIGH SCHOOL)Loi, Victor Khai Hoan (HURLSTONE AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL)Londos, Catherine (HURLSTONE AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL)Loo, Chantelle (MOUNT CARMEL CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL)Loo, Giselle (MOUNT CARMEL CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL)Lovelock, Alexandra Jane (BROUGHTON ANGLICAN COLLEGE)Lui, Tsz Ching (HURLSTONE AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL)Luong, Odelle En (HURLSTONE AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL)Macdonald, Abbey Kate (MACARTHUR ANGLICAN SCHOOL)Macky, Brittany Jane (HURLSTONE AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL)Madagammana, Budwini (ST PATRICK’S COLLEGE)Mahabaleshwarkar, Amit (HURLSTONE AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL)Maharaj, Charisma (LEUMEAH HIGH SCHOOL)Maksimovic, Mark Raymond (HURLSTONE AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL)Malcolm, Jacob John (CAMDEN HIGH SCHOOL)Mallikage, Pubudu (MACQUARIE FIELDS HIGH SCHOOL)Manning, Brayden (ST GREGORY’S COLLEGE)Mantzouridis, Jonathan (ST GREGORY’S COLLEGE)Manuel, Christian Nico (AMBARVALE HIGH SCHOOL)Marek, Talia Chenaye (BROUGHTON ANGLICAN COLLEGE)Maroussis, Evangeline (CAMDEN HIGH SCHOOL)Marshall, Taryn Lee (INGLEBURN HIGH SCHOOL)Massaad, Justice Antonia (MACARTHUR ANGLICAN SCHOOL)Maxwell, Amy (ST PATRICK’S COLLEGE)May Veness, Dylan (CAMPBELLTOWN PERFORMING ARTS HIGH SCHOOL)McCann, Amy Catherine (BROUGHTON ANGLICAN COLLEGE)McCarthy, Jordan (ST GREGORY’S COLLEGE)McDonald, Lachlan (ST GREGORY’S COLLEGE)McDonald, Lauren (MOUNT CARMEL CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL)McGill, Thomas (JOHN THERRY CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL)McGlynn, Connor (JOHN THERRY CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL)McGrath, Bridget Elizabeth (CAMDEN HIGH SCHOOL)McGrath, Jackson Peter (BROUGHTON ANGLICAN COLLEGE)McGuire, Amy (CAMPBELLTOWN PERFORMNG ARTS HIGH SCHOOL)Meharg, Emily (JOHN THERRY CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL)Menzies, Cameron (ST GREGORY’S COLLEGE)Middleton, Erin Paige (ELDERSLIE HIGH SCHOOL)Mitchell, Jacob (ST GREGORY’S COLLEGE)Mo, Denise Wanting (HURLSTONE AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL)Molloy, Lilyan Victoria (BROUGHTON ANGLICAN COLLEGE)Monger, Alanah Charmaine (MACARTHUR ANGLICAN SCHOOL)More, Pranav (HURLSTONE AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL)Morgan, Tobias David Andrew (MACARTHUR ANGLICAN SCHOOL)Masca, Montana Rae (HURLSTONE AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL)Moses, Alicia (CAMDEN HIGH SCHOOL)Mowlam, Bradley (MOUNT CARMEL CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL)Multari, Dylan (JOHN THERRY CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL)Nabi Bidhendi, Ahmad (HURLSTONE AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL)Nam, Davin (MACQUARIE FIELDS HIGH SCHOOL)Naqvi, Syeda Sadia Sadia (INGLEBURN HIGH SCHOOL)Newdick, Connor William (MACARTHUR ANGLICAN SCHOOL)Ng, Samantha Wen Sin (MACQUARIE FIELDS HIGH SCHOOL)Nguyen, Amy Thanh Tam (HURLSTONE AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL)Nguyen, Christopher Kha-Din (HURLSTONE AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL)Nguyen, Due Phu (MACQUARIE FIELDS HIGH SCHOOL)Nguyen, Gary Nghia Trong (HURLSTONE AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL)Nguyen, Jenny (MACQUARIE FIELDS HIGH SCHOOL)Nguyen, Jenny (HURLSTONE AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL)Nguyen, Joshua (HURLSTONE AGRICULTUrAL HIGH SCHOOL)Nguyen, Justine (MACQUARIE FIELDS HIGH SCHOOL)Nguyen, Kevin Tranh Tri (HURLSTONE AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL)Nguyen, Le Trung Hieu (MACQUARIE FIELDS HIGH SCHOOL)Nieuwenhuis, Rachael Vanessa (BROUGHTON ANGLICAN COLLEGE)Nikolic, Philip (CAMPBELLTOWN PERFORMING ARTS HIGH SCHOOL)Nockles, Emma Rose (MACARTHUR ANGLICAN SCHOOL)Nonnenmacher, Kirsty Frances (BROUGHTON ANGLICAN COLLEGE)Norris, Cassandra Lee (BROUGHTON ANGLICAN COLLEGE)Norris, Jessica (ST PATRICK’S COLLEGE)North, Graeme (WOLLONDILLY ANGLICAN COLLEGE)Nugaduwa Vithanage, Thakara (HURLSTONE AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL)Nunell, Emily Zoe (BROUGHTON ANGLICAN COLLEGE)Nunell, Ludmilla Greta (BROUGHTON ANGLICAN COLLEGE)O’Neill, Nicholas (ST GREGORY’S COLLEGE)Ollis, Phoebe (MOUNT ANNAN CHRISTIAN COLLEGE)Ong, Janeda (HURLSTONE AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL)Palpal-Latac, Lance (ST GREGORY’S COLLEGE)Pangna, David (HURLSTONE AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL)Paradeza, Racquel (MOUNT CARMEL CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL)Parsons, Chloe (WOLLONDILLY ANGLICAN COLLEGE)Pathak, Astha (HURLSTONE AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL)Payer, Kaylen (ST PATRICK’S COLLEGE)Payne, Sarah Elizabeth (HURLSTONE AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL)Pearce, Andre (MACARTHUR ANGLICAN SCHOOL)Pearce, Henry (ST GREGORY’S COLLEGE)Penales, Stephanie (MOUNT CARMEL CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL)Pereira, Luke Noel (HURLSTONE AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL)Perich, Luke Anthony (MACARTHUR ANGLICAN SCHOOL)Peramal, Blake (ST GREGORY’S COLLEGE)Pham, Jessica Kimvy Ngoc (MACQUARIE FIELDS HIGH SCHOOL)Phan, Thomas Thong Huy Lac (HURLSTONE AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL)Piipari, Linsey (JOHN THERRY CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL)Playford, Maire Elizabeth (MACARTHUR ANGLICAN SCHOOL)Panniah, Andre Rohan Benjamin (MACARTHUR ANGLICAN SCHOOL)Prociuk, Andrzej Stefan (MACARTHUR ANGLICAN SCHOOL)Prout, Jarrod Daniel (CAMDEN HIGH SCHOOL)Pudsey, Lauren Maree May (PICTON HIGH 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School Holiday Programme announced

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SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAMME

Tuesday January 13 PCYC

10am to 11am Indoor Soccer

10am to 12pm Kindergym

11am to 12pm Slap Hockey

PCYC

Wednesday January 14

10am to 12pm Indoor SoccerKindergym, Slap HockeyWednesday 14 Jan 20151.30pm to 2.30pm Archery1.30pm to 2.30pm Gymnastics3pm to 4pm Dodgeball4pm to 5pm Handball/Judo2.30pm to 4pm Egyptian Antics Wellington Library

Thursday 15 Jan 2015

4pm to 5pm Basketball/dance

5pm to 6pm Slap Hockey / Karate

Friday 16 Jan 2015

1pm to 4pm Bingo/Trivia CfC – Wellington Soldiers Club

Sat 17 & Sun 18 Jan 2015 WEEKEND HAVE FUN !!!

Monday 19 Jan 2015

10am to 11am Self-Defence for Children CfC – Soldiers Club

Tuesday 20 Jan 2015

11am to 12pm Loom Bands CfC– Senior Citizens2pm to 3pm Delicious Desserts CfC – Senior CitizensWednesday 21 Jan 20152pm to 2.45 pm Archery2pm to 3pm Gymnastics3pm to 4pm Touch Footy/Boxing4pm to 5pm Futsal/Judo2.30pm to 4pm Treehouse Mayhem Wellington LibraryThursday 22 Jan 2015

4pm to 5pm Basketball/ Tramp

5pm to 5pm Dodgeball/ Gymnastics

Friday 23 Jan 2015

11am to 1pm Drumming Workshop CfC—WINS (8 years & over)

2pm to 4 pm Arts and Crafts Mission Australia Office– Nanima

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Waterwise project blooming

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John Dymock, Melissa Henry, Lydia Jarvis, Roz and Rod Gibson, Roger Warren, Rosemary Nicholls, Jo Snelling, Steve and Peter Jarvis tidied up the Waterwise garden at the Boorowa Hospital recently.Back in 2008, Boorowa Community Landcare Group (BCLG), with assistance from local business, started to develop a ‘Waterwise’ native garden at Boorowa Hospital.

The aim was to provide a peaceful, wheelchair friendly, outdoor setting for patients and visitors. Since 2008 an area to the east of the hospital has gradually been landscaped with native plants, a pathway with a handrail and outdoor seating.

Early in December, a group of Landcare volunteers got together to do some tidying up; weeding, pruning and spreading more mulch. BCLG would like to thank Boorowa Council for supplying the mulch for this ‘spruce up.’ Light rain prevented the group from painting the handrails and this has been postponed until a later date. BCLG also hopes to replant some areas of the garden in autumn.

This is an ongoing project and more volunteers are always welcome. For information please contact the Boorowa Community Landcare Group on 0459 681 018, by email on [email protected], or drop in and visit the Landcare Support Officer in the Boorowa Council building on Market Street.

-Boorowa Community Landcare Group

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Sport, tragedy and ‘Where is Perth?’ top Google searches in 2014

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Sport, tragedy and ‘Where is Perth?’ top Google searches in 2014 A part of the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 which was blown out of the sky by a missile about Ukraine.

National Memorial service for victims of MH17 at the St Paul’s Cathedral. Photo: Eddie Jim

Perth children Evie, Mo and Otis Maslin and their grandfather Nick were killed on MH17.

Australian Federal Police officers prepare to search the crash site of MH 17. Photo: Kate Geraghty

Experts believe Australia is well equipped to handle any Ebola outbreak.

Jennifer Lawrence in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Staff from Coastal Automotive Centre Bunbury taking on the Ice (Cement) Bucket Challenge. Pictures by Andrew Elstermann.

Staff from Coastal Automotive Centre Bunbury taking on the Ice (Cement) Bucket Challenge. Pictures by Andrew Elstermann.

Staff from Coastal Automotive Centre Bunbury taking on the Ice (Cement) Bucket Challenge. Pictures by Andrew Elstermann.

A Royal Australian Air Force P-3 Orion aircraft takes off to search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, from RAAF Base Pearce north of Perth March 21, 2014. Photo: Reuters.

Royal Australian Air Force Flight Engineer, Warrant Officer Ron Day from 10 Squadron, keeps watch for any debris as he flies in an AP-3C Orion over the Southern Indian Ocean during the search for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, in this picture released by the Australian Defence Force on March 20, 2014.

A family member of a passenger from the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 waits for news at the Lido Hotel on March 20. Pic: Getty Images

Peaches Geldof. Picture: Getty Images

Peaches Geldof. Picture: Getty Images

Cricketer Phillip Hughes. Photo: Getty Images.

Cricketer Phillip Hughes. Photo: Getty Images.

Cricketer Phillip Hughes. Photo: Getty Images.

Actor Robin Williams. Photo: Getty Images.

Actor Robin Williams. Photo: Getty Images.

Actor Robin Williams. Photo: Getty Images.

Mario Gotze and Thomas Muller celebrate after Gotze’s winner. Photo: Getty Images

The moment: Mario Gotze, of Germany, slides the ball across the Argentine keeper to score the winner. Photo: Getty Images

The German players celebrate winning the World Cup after the final whistle. Photos: Getty Images

TweetFacebookThe World Cup action stole Australians’ hearts in 2014 as the most searched-for term on the world’s number one search engine, Google.

It was otherwise a macabre top five, however, with downed aeroplanes MH17 and MH370 seeing Malaysia Airlines at number two, and comedian Robin Williams, media personality Charlotte Dawson and cricketer Phil Hughes, all of whom died before their time this year, rounding out the top five.

MH370 and Peaches Geldof, the daughter of musician and campaigner Bob Geldof, and who died of a heroin overdose, were also the top two trending news searches.

Hunger Gamesstar Jennifer Lawrence was the top-searched celebrity – no doubt spurred by news of the mass leak ofnude celebrity photosby hackers, of which she was a prominent victim.

Topping the list of “Where is…?” search locations was Sochi, the little-known Russian city sparking Australian curiosity as the host city of the 2014 Winter Olympics.

MH370 ranked second, while “Where is Perth?”, curiously, ranked third.

Either we’re stupider than we look, or people were searching for some geographical context in relation to the missing MH370 flight, which is believed to have disappeared into the Indian Ocean off the coast of Perth.

“This is where the surface analytics of Google’s top 10 trends can be misleading – we should understand that Google releases these figures as much to promote its own business,” saidDeakin University Professor of Internet Studies Matthew Allen.

Far from the internet making us stupid, Professor Allen said today people mainly used search engines to drill down further into the 24/7 news cycle and find in-depth information about current events, rather than trying to find out something they did not already know, as they might have 10 to 15 years ago.

“These are people who know things are going on and want rapid access to a whole bunch of links to news providers or Twitter streams, and the simplest way to do that is go to Google and type it in,” Professor Allen said.

The data also showed an “ecology” had grown between social media, traditional media and search, he said.

Phillip Hughes’ death was also the most popular subject of discussionon Twitterin 2014 in Australia.

“Alex from Target” – the humble young Texas retail worker whose photographwent inexplicably viral on social media- was the sixth most searched-for news item of the year.

And, after Ebola, ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis,also known as motor neurone disease) was the second-most searched for “What is…?” term, boosted by the viral success of the Ice Bucket Challenge campaign on social media, which was launched to raise awarenes of the condition.

WATCH: The team from theCoastal Automotive Centre Bunbury take on the Ice Bucket Challenge with a cement mixer.

Google’s Shane Treeves said the increasing use of search terms reflecting natural speech – such as “What is”, “Where is”, “Who is” and “How to” – reflected both how Google’s algorithms had evolved and also the increased use of mobile and voice search apps.

“We are seeing more downloads of the Google search app across Android and iOS – more people are using Google on smartphones and tablets, not just on their desktop or browser,” Mr Treeves said.

Other popular search terms point not to news events but changing national trends.

Paleo Recipes slipped in at number 10 of the top recipe searches – the only diet that ranked anywhere – while apparently the humble pancake is back on the menu at number one.

Crochet, knitting and meditation were among the top five “how to” searches.

And in the constantly changing world of internet trends, 2014 was the year that popular hook-up app Tinder became mainstream.

It was the top trending digital/internet slang word, and also ranked number five among “What is…?” searches.

Google’s “Trending” searches are calculated by how much a term has spiked in use compared with the previous year, the company’s Mr Treeves said.

It was the second year that micro-video app Vine, and virtual currencies Bitcoin and Dogecoin, made it into the top 10 tech search trends.

Rival search engine Bing, powered by Microsoft, did not release its top 10 overall search trends, opting instead to list popular categories.

Its most popular celebrity search was Australian model Miranda Kerr, with Robin Williams coming in at number three and Jennifer Lawrence at number five.

MH370, Ebola and MH17 topped news and current affairs searches, and the World Cup was the most searched-for sports term.

Bing’s top three tech searches were the iPhone 6, Xbox One and iPad.

ATARs out tomorrow

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Narromine High School students are among the 55,000 NSW students who will find out their ATAR Tomorrow.

Tianna Collison, Rebecca Sinclair and Sam Reid are ready for the next step in thier lives.

The Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) will be released tomorrow morning at 9am.

The ATAR is the rank NSW and ACT universities use to select school leavers for their courses.

Two students from Narromine High School have had the stress of the ATAR taken off having received early offers to universities.

Tianna Collison and Rebecca Sinclair have been offered positions at regional universities in NSW.

They are two of the seven NHS students to be given early offers.

Principal Michael Sloan said this is a great accomplishment.

“Students who apply for early entry needed to demonstrate commitment, leadership skills, community involvement and the ability to succeed as tertiary students,” he said.

“Congratulations, we wish you all the best in you tertiary studies.”

Rebecca is heading to Wagga Wagga.

“I’m going to uni to do Social Work at CSU,” she said.

Tianna is taking time off before resuming study.

“I’m going to take a gap year and travel around Australia and I’m deferring a criminal justice degree,” she said.

Like her friend, Sam Reid is also taking a year off.

“I’m going to travel up to Darwin to work,” she said.

The former NHS students are relieved and ecstatic to be finished school.

“(I feel) relief. No words can describe it,” Rebecca said.

They have also discovered a lot of spare time on their hands.

“I’m working,” Tianna said, “I also have a lot of spare time on my hands.”

Despite being pleased to be finished school the girls are going to miss some aspects of it.

“Seeing everyone everyday, we’ve taken it for granted,” Tianna said.

Students applying for tertiary study in 2015 have until Wednesday, January 7 to change their course preferences for consideration in the Main Round of offers on Wednesday, January 21.

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Linda Pearce: Stosur looks on bright side of Paris memories

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THE incongruity of Roland Garros for Sam Stosur is that the place where she has produced her most consistent grand slam results has also been the scene of two of her most devastating losses. The clay court major that, in some ways, made her career, has also made her weep, question, and lament.

This week, almost 12 months after her painful semi-final defeat to Italian Sara Errani, Stosur walked back through the gates to prepare for a 10th appearance at the tournament that hosted her breakthrough semi-final appearance in 2009, and debut grand slam final the next year. Some great memories, certainly, but also, one would think, the ghosts of chances lost.

”I think you’d have to say it’s more of a happy place and a place you look forward to going back to. There’s maybe that missed opportunity or those really disappointing moments, but at the end of the day it’s all good going back there, that’s for sure,” Stosur said before arriving in Paris this week. ”Three out of the past four years I’ve made semis or better and they’re very good results, but in those results I’ve had probably two of the hardest losses that I can really remember, so, yeah, it is kind of bittersweet.

”Of course, getting that far is great, but you always want to keep going and do that little bit better. But I do always enjoy walking into Roland Garros and starting the tournament, and I seem to play well. For sure there’s also those lingering disappointing moments, but that’s all part of tennis. I just happened to have two of them in the same spot.”

The last, against the crafty but relatively unimposing Errani, came when a third grand slam final beckoned the 2011 US Open champion, and ranks as Stosur’s toughest loss of 2012. Seeded three places lower – ninth – this time, she has also had a compromised preparation, missing five weeks with a calf injury sustained at Indian Wells in early March that caused more problems during her aborted return in Charleston in April.

Only last week, by reaching the quarter-finals in Rome, did the 29-year-old rediscover some of the momentum she had again failed to gather during her wobbly start to the year in Australia, and which had eluded her while feeling her way in Stuttgart and Madrid. At the Foro Italico, defeats of Su-Wei Hseih and Shuai Peng and then a first career win over Petra Kvitova preceded a three-set loss to Victoria Azarenka.

”Having won those couple of matches in Rome obviously makes you feel better, then beating Petra for the first time, and then [having] a good match against Victoria, I feel like I’m back on track now,” she says. ”Even though the start of the clay court season wasn’t what I wanted it to be, I feel like now I’ve found some form before the French … You don’t like losing consecutive matches, or having not a very good win/loss record for the year at any point, especially at this time of the year, where I feel like the surface is [one] that I can do well on. So Rome was vital to at least feeling a little bit better going into the French. There’s no guarantees of what’s going to happen, but at least I’m back to where I kind of should be.”

And to where Stosur’s powerful, kick-serving, topspin game is so well suited. Indeed, the wreckage of another Australian summer would suggest that Stosur is one of the many who has found it easier to play away than at home, where the expectation is magnified.

”What’s easier is just that the French is her favourite tournament,” counters Todd Woodbridge, Tennis Australia’s head of tennis. ”It’s the tournament where she’s had the most consistent results and she doesn’t get as nervous there, I feel, because it’s a comfort zone, it’s her domain. It’s the surface that’s the standout for her and it’s the tournament that made her career – the tournament that set up her career.”

More recently, the former world No. 4 has held steady in the lower half of the top 10, despite the interruptions and indifferent results of 2013, but the player whose last title was her first major, at Flushing Meadows almost 21 months ago, will take a rankings hit if she makes an early exit in Paris this time. Not that she feels any more or less pressure in that regard, insists Stosur, who is 19th in the race to the WTA Championships that measures calendar-year results.

”I look at the year more on the whole and just try and do as well as I can every single week, and I know there’s repercussions for not doing that but, honestly, I don’t look at that too much, I don’t study it.”

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Dortmund dream of fairytale European finish

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One is easy to admire, the other easier to embrace. One has grandeur and self-importance, the other the common touch and a sense of humour. One calls itself, with no false modesty, ”a Club Less Ordinary”, the other just invites you to embrace its motto ”Real Love”.

So, which of these two clubs, who grow less enamoured with each other by the day, do we wish to see lift the Champions League trophy at Wembley Stadium on Saturday (Sunday morning, Sydney time)? The strutting FC Hollywood burghers of Bayern Munich? Or Borussia Dortmund and their young, working-class heroes, who just believe in fairytales? Germany, it seems, has made up its mind.

Most seem to be plumping for Dortmund, because there is something universally appealing about the resurrection from near-bankruptcy of the people’s club under a manager, Jurgen Klopp, who adds greatly to the gaiety of the footballing nation.

So when Klopp, following up his touchline fracas with Bayern sporting director Matthias Sammer in the Bundesliga, likened his fellow finalists to Bond villains this week, it was proper refreshment of an old enmity.

As the rest of football laughed, Bayern just got shirty. Sammer sniffed: ”When Jurgen Klopp thinks they have to send out pictures to the world, then he has to answer for that. But we do not always feel the need to address that.”

As for Klopp’s other joke, before Bayern’s semi-final against Barcelona that ”I would bet my backside” the Bavarians contacted next season’s manager, former Barca manager Pep Guardiola, for advice, Sammer countered: ”He bet his rump, but where is it? We have not spoken to Pep about Barcelona, even indirectly. Where is it then?”

Another source of friction between the two clubs is an injured 20-year-old who now will not even be playing on Saturday, Mario Gotze, a diamond polished in Dortmund who will from next season glitter in Munich red.

You cannot overstate how betrayed Dortmund fans felt when the revelation of Bayern’s ”theft” of Germany’s best young player came in April, less than 36 hours before Dortmund’s Champions League semi-final with Real Madrid. He has not been forgiven. ”The pursuit of money shows how much heart one has. F— you Gotze,” read the giant Dortmund banner during the recent Bundesliga game with Bayern.

Although this Champion’s League final is being painted as a glittering demonstration of German football’s muscle and blooming health, actually it is just a glamorous cover for a good, old-fashioned, spiteful, bad-tempered domestic dust-up.

Telegraph, London

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Tensions rise between Mariners and Sydney FC as Bojic departs

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Central Coast Mariners are fuming over the manner in which defender Pedj Bojic departed the club, and have accused Sydney FC of making an approach for the player while he was still under contract.

The Mariners granted Bojic his request to be released from the final year of his deal on Friday morning after he expressed his desire to play in Sydney, where he has other work commitments.

Coach Graham Arnold was not going to stand in his player’s way but is seething after talks took place between Bojic’s representatives and Sydney FC while the defender was still contracted and preparing for their Asian Champions League knockout games.

Arnold said he agreed to release Bojic during the off-season to avoid disrupting his team’s performance, and requested that he delay all talks with other clubs until he was released. The Mariners boss and the club are ”hurt” by the alleged contract negotiations between Bojic and Sydney FC.

”I was disappointed with the way it came down in the end. Sydney can say they weren’t talking to him, well that’s not true because they were talking to him for three or four weeks … they didn’t leave discussions until after the ACL like I asked because of the long off-season,” Arnold said.

”All I asked [is] that the club be respected, I be respected and the team be respected and for it to be done after the ACL, not for him to be bothered. The player admitted to me after the game [against Evergrande on May 15] that his brain was rattled by everything that was going on about it.”

Sydney FC confirmed they spoke with Bojic’s agent to discuss a potential move but denied having spoken directly to the player while he was contracted to the Mariners. Sydney’s chief executive, Tony Pignata, said he was approached by Bojic’s agent, Lou Sticca, and discussed the possibility of signing Bojic but never held any formal talks with the player or discussed personal terms. ”If you mean by talking to his agent, as I said, a few weeks ago we did. I’m not going to deny that. Actually physically talking to Pedj? No.” Pignata said. ”Nothing ever with Pedj, it’s always been with his manager. The only time we’ve spoken about Pedj was via his player agent. That’s it.”

Since signing for the Mariners in 2008, Bojic has balanced his personal training business based in Sydney with his A-League duties, and revealed he could no longer manage the constant travel between Sydney and Gosford. Arnold said he understood the player’s position, and was prepared to release Bojic on ”compassionate grounds” during the off-season. He said that the nature of his departure and the alleged approach by Sydney FC disrupted the performance of the player during the first-leg knockout match against Evergrande and threatened to derail the focus of his team.

”The player admitted to me on the Friday or Saturday after when I spoke to him, and basically I went off my brain at him a bit because I didn’t like the way it was handled in the last few days and it hurt our team,” Arnold said. ”For me, the team is the most important thing. The team overall, we got let down. I don’t blame Pedj that much, I blame Sydney FC.”

Bojic was dropped for the second-leg of the tie in China after Arnold lost faith in the player due to the discussions with the Sky Blues.

”I told Pedj, this is really hard for me deal with,” Arnold said. ”Let’s make it clear, the reason he has been released is because he’s agreed to a deal with Sydney FC.”

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Live: Bulldogs look to bounce back

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ANZ Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park, Friday 7.35pm (AEST)Last meeting: Round 23 2012 – Bulldogs 22 bt Broncos 14 at ANZ StadiumHead-to-head: Round 23 2012 – Bulldogs 22 bt Broncos 14 at ANZ StadiumReferees: Jared Maxwell, Henry PerenaraTV: Channel 9 (live)TAB Sportsbet: Bulldogs $1.50 Broncos $2.65FootyTab: Broncos +6.5

Phil Mitchell writes: Just when it appeared Canterbury had put their campaign back on track with three successive wins, they produced their worst performance in a month and were duly whipped 44-8 by Newcastle last Sunday. The Bulldogs’ woes were then compounded when centre Krisnan Inu was suspended for the second time this season, for an ugly tackle on winger James McManus. Tim Lafai again replaces Inu, having done a fine job in his earlier five-match absence.

The Broncos handed the Titans their biggest loss of the season last weekend but continue to be dogged by bad luck, with David Stagg and Jack Reed joining an injured list that already included Ben Hannant and Scott Prince. But Justin Hodges is expected to return on Friday night, and his imposing presence could be the difference on Friday night.

Phil’s tip: Broncos by two

BULLDOGS: Ben Barba, Mitch Brown, Josh Morris, Tim Lafai, Sam Perrett, Josh Reynolds, Trent Hodkinson, Aiden Tolman, Michael Ennis (capt), Sam Kasiano, Tony Williams, Frank Pritchard, Greg Eastwood. Interchange: Dene Halatau, Josh Jackson, James Graham, Dale Finucane, Martin Taupau, Tim Browne (two to be omitted).

BRONCOS: Corey Norman, Josh Hoffman, Jordan Kahu, Justin Hodges, Lachlan Maranta, Ben Hunt, Peter Wallace, Josh McGuire, Andrew McCullough, Sam Thaiday (capt), Alex Glenn, Matt Gillett, Corey Parker. Interchange: Jake Granville, Scott Anderson, David Hala, Jarrod Wallace, Dunamis Lui, Denan Kemp (two to be omitted).

Good evening, welcome to our coverage as we bring you all the action from the Bulldogs-Broncos match. As expected, big T-Rex, aka Tony Williams, has been ruled out of the Bulldogs’ team, so Josh Jackson will start and Tim Browne comes onto the bench.

Players are on the field. Stand by for kick-off.

5 min: Neither team has looked like scoring yet in a scrappy opening to the game.

6 min: First penalty of the evening, to the Broncos, who find touch about 40 metres from the Bulldogs’ line.

1 min: We’re away, Broncos kick off.

7 min: Brilliant tackle by Ben Barba denies the Broncos a try, and the Bulldogs have the ball back.

15 min: Knock on from the Broncos deep inside their own half. Another chance for the Bulldogs.

21 min: Bulldogs defence is equal to the ask. They then receive back-to-back penalties to move upfield easily.

20 min: Penalty to the Broncos after Peter Wallace was taken out after hoisting a bomb. Tough call against the Broncos.

10 min: The Dogs draw first blood via a brilliant individual try to Ben Barba. Shades of 2012. Trent Hodkinson converts. Bulldogs 6-0.

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