Bridges cracks Top 30 on rich list

Michelle Bridges
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PERSONAL trainer Michelle Bridges has exercised her way to a $53million fortune and a place alongside Oscar-winning actresses, corporate high-flyers and a ‘‘mysterious’’ telco founder as Australia’s richest self-made women.

Mining magnate Gina Rinehart’s $20billion fortune may make her Australia’s richest person but it’s the little-known Vicky Teoh who is queen among women who have created their own personal fortunes.

Ms Teoh, who co-founded telco and internet provider TPG with her husband, has a tight grip on the top spot in the BRW Rich Women list, with a $938million wealth.

BRW deputy editor Caitlin Fitzsimmons described Ms Teoh as one of the more mysterious figures in Australian business, as the Teohs are a fiercely private family.

Super Cheap Auto co-founder Hazel Rowe made her debut at third place on the 2015 list, with a $376million wealth made primarily through the Super Retail Group.

Ms Bridges pushed her way into the top 30 (at 29th spot) thanks to the international expansion of her fitness empire.

Actress Nicole Kidman is worth $331million and Kylie Minogue, Elle Macpherson and Cate Blanchett are also on the list, along with four women such as former Westpac CEO Gail Kelly, who made their wealth from high-powered corporate jobs.

Ms Fitzsimmons said the majority (23 of the 30) made their fortunes by founding and building their own businesses.

The combined wealth on the list, published on Sunday, has risen to $5.4billion, up from $4.5billion.

Ms Fitzsimmons said that was thanks largely to the value of shares and property.

Wi-Fi project on target for state

FREE Wi-Fi for Ballarat’s central business district is on track to be switched on by the end of the year, according to the government.
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The free Wi-Fi installation was announced for Ballarat, Bendigo and Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Market in March last year by the then Coalition government.

The first hot spots were turned on in October, with free Wi-Fi for a 200-metre radius from Ballarat Town Hall.

The service is planned to expand in Ballarat throughout the CBD, rail-

way station and Bridge Mall and Lake Wendouree, with more than 1000 access points throughout the state.

The pilot is planned to run for five years, will require no passwords and would have no advertising, with a $6.7 million contract with iiNet Limited.

Wendouree MP Sharon Knight said it was a service for both the community and visitors to the region.

Ms Knight said she had been meeting with council, who assured her it was being progressively rolled out.

Small business, innovation and trade minister Adem Somyurek said the project was on track and due for completion in 2015, however, legislative council opposition deputy leader Gordon Rich-Phillips said no new free fast internet Wi-Fi access points had been switched on since the single access point was launched in October last year.

He said by now there should be free Wi-Fi sites spreading across Ballarat, but Premier Daniel Andrews had stalled the project.

“Free Wi-Fi should be pretty simple. It’s hard to believe Daniel Andrews could stuff this up too,” Mr Rich-Phillips said.

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Cavaliers’ height is Burnie’s undoing

CAVALIERS opens recorded a solid 56-18 win over a Burnie side missing several key defenders in their state league match at the Silverdome on Saturday.
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Without Nikki Miller and Vanessa Martelletti the Burnie defence struggled to hold out the attacking drives of Cavaliers mid-court of Shelby Miller and Lucy Thannhauser and by quarter time Cavaliers held a 16-3 lead.

At the other end of the court Cavaliers goal defenders Sandra Bennett and Dannie Carstens were too tall for the Burnie goalies and able to repel numerous Burnie offensive drives.

With Cavaliers goal attack Cath van Keulen roaming the Cavaliers offensive zone providing plenty of ball movement Cavaliers continued to build on their half-time lead of 30-7, and ran out with an easy 56-18 win.

Player of the match was Cavaliers defender Sandra Bennett.

Cavaliers proved too strong across the court for Burnie and built up a solid lead at quarter-time (17-4) with the trend continuing for the balance of the game as they piled on the goals to win 57-25.

Cavaliers goal shooter Jordyn Becker was named player of the match.

Northern Hawks opens won 90-25 against bottom of the ladder Devon.

The Hawks defence was on top of Devon’s attack end all game and scored freely across the four quarters.

Hawks were well in control in all areas, which helped them to a high total of 90 goals.

Devon defenders in goal defence Catherine Cochrane and goalkeeper Kelsey Dell provided little resistance for player of the match Hawks goalie Ashlea Mawer shooting at 72 per cent accuracy, 65-90 attempts.

Devon could not keep up with Hawks who had made good use of their depth and skills throughout the match.

Hawks 19 and unders defeated Devon 59-22, player of the match was Hawks centre and captain Jen Guy.

Northern Hawks player Adriana Gough has control of the ball in the match against Devon. Picture: PHILLIP BIGGS

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Give the gift of your time

Palliative Care Service volunteer co-ordinator Leanne Barton with volunteer Dawn Rhodes, of Launceston. Picture: GEOFF ROBSON
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DESPITE what people think, laughter, smiles and patience can often be found in a palliative care unit.

Once a fortnight for the the past six years, Dawn Rhodes, from Launceston, has volunteered at the Melwood Palliative Care Unit.

Mrs Rhodes is a listener, a storyteller, a friend and sometimes even a masseuse for the patients who face life-limiting illnesses.

While there can be sadness and tears, she said she would never describe her work as depressing.

“The important thing to remember is that you’re dealing with people just like us who are having a tough time in their lives,” Mrs Rhodes said.

“We are who we are, no matter what’s going on outside of us or inside of us.

“You learn a great deal from these people – they’re courageous, they’re patient and they’re an inspiration.”

Before she began her volunteer work at the unit, Mrs Rhodes attended a comprehensive training program to ensure she was able to support the wide range of people in the unit and that she could be comfortable around death.

“I really had a desire to know about the processes of death and dying.

“I found that the more you find out, the more you learn, the more you know about a particular thing, the less fearful you become.”

From tomorrow, the palliative care unit will spend the week recruiting volunteers who are able to support those needing care, both in the unit and in their homes. A six-week training program will run once a week from April 1, for information phone 63365544.

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Warrnambool under 14s dominate junior lifesaving titlesPhotos

Warrnambool under 14s dominate junior lifesaving titles | Photos Warrnambool’s Moses Stromvall-O’Brien competes in the under nine board race during the weekend’s state junior life saving titles. Picture: DAMIAN WHITE
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Victorian Surf Life Saving Nippers Championships at Warrnambool’s main beach. Picture: DAMIAN WHITE

Victorian Surf Life Saving Nippers Championships at Warrnambool’s main beach. Picture: DAMIAN WHITE

Hannah Owen, Emma Ragg, Clancy McCoy, Monique Forbes and Sarah Keert from Warrnambool. Picture: DAMIAN WHITE

Victorian Surf Life Saving Nippers Championships at Warrnambool’s main beach. Picture: DAMIAN WHITE

Hayden Carr from Warrnambool. Picture: DAMIAN WHITE

Boys flag race winner Max Malderer from Anglesea beat Will Lennon from Wye River, and Henry van Til from Torquay. Picture: DAMIAN WHITE

Boys flag race winner Max Malderer from Anglesea beat Will Lennon from Wye River, and Henry van Til from Torquay. Picture: DAMIAN WHITE

Victorian Surf Life Saving Nippers Championships at Warrnambool’s main beach. Picture: DAMIAN WHITE

Warrnambool Surf Life Saving Club Nippers Brayden Casamento, Lachlan Timms, Ollie Bridgewater, Phoebe Thornton, Sarah Flaherty, Wren Wood, Jobe Steel,Hayden Carr,Paddy O’Brien and front is Jessica Hardiman, Naticia Varley, Emily Bartlett. Picture: DAMIAN WHITE

Victorian Surf Life Saving Nippers Championships at Warrnambool’s main beach. Picture: DAMIAN WHITE

Victorian Surf Life Saving Nippers Championships at Warrnambool’s main beach. Picture: DAMIAN WHITE

Victorian Surf Life Saving Nippers Championships at Warrnambool’s main beach. Picture: DAMIAN WHITE

Victorian Surf Life Saving Nippers Championships at Warrnambool’s main beach. Picture: DAMIAN WHITE

Max Piroch from Jan Juc winning Under 14 swim race. Picture: DAMIAN WHITE

Hayden Carr from Warrnambool. Picture: DAMIAN WHITE

Victorian Surf Life Saving Nippers Championships at Warrnambool’s main beach. Picture: DAMIAN WHITE

Piper Harrison from Point Leo won the under 14 swim race. Picture: DAMIAN WHITE

Connor Cook from Warrnambool competing in the under 13 swim race. Picture: DAMIAN WHITE

Sarah Flaherty from Warrnambool in the under 14 swim race. Picture: DAMIAN WHITE

Billy Bowden from Lorne won the under 13 swim race. Picture: DAMIAN WHITE

Connor Cook from Warrnambool competing in the under 13 swim race. Picture: DAMIAN WHITE

Hayden Carr from Warrnambool (far right). Picture: DAMIAN WHITE

Lachlan Timms from Warrnambool competing in the under 14 board race. Picture: DAMIAN WHITE

Victorian Surf Life Saving Nippers Championships at Warrnambool’s main beach. Picture: DAMIAN WHITE

Tommy Jarvis from Lorne and Jules Promnitz from Warrnambool competing in the under 10 sprint race. Picture: DAMIAN WHITE

Jobe Steel from Warrnambool competing in the under 14 board race. Picture: DAMIAN WHITE

Victorian Surf Life Saving Nippers Championships at Warrnambool’s main beach. Picture: DAMIAN WHITE

Moses Stromvall-O’Brien from Warrnambool competing in the under 10 board race. Picture: DAMIAN WHITE

Victorian Surf Life Saving Nippers Championships at Warrnambool’s main beach. Picture: DAMIAN WHITE

Victorian Surf Life Saving Nippers Championships at Warrnambool’s main beach. Picture: DAMIAN WHITE

Victorian Surf Life Saving Nippers Championships at Warrnambool’s main beach. Picture: DAMIAN WHITE

Victorian Surf Life Saving Nippers Championships at Warrnambool’s main beach. Picture: DAMIAN WHITE

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Permanent protection bid for lake house

The Wendouree Parade house designed by Robin Boyd.PERMANENT protection of an architecturally designed Lake Wendouree property is a step closer, with the City of Ballarat looking to seek permission from the state government to approve a heritage overlay.
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The Lake Wendouree property – designed by Robin Boyd in 1960 – will remain standing after the City of Ballarat rejected an application to demolish the property.

The property, currently for sale at an asking price of between $1.65 million and $1.75 million, is the only example of Boyd’s work in Ballarat and one of only a few in regional Victoria.

Late last year, Ballarat councillors voted to reject an application to demolish the house, citing its prominent social, cultural and historical significance.

Described as a “visionary” of his time, Boyd was considered an Australian leader when it came to design and architecture.

A proposal to be considered by Ballarat councillors at the council meeting on Wednesday night revealed that a fast-tracked interim heritage protection overlay had already been placed on the house in February.

Internal and external heri-

tage control of the property will remain until October 31.

Ballarat council publicly exhibited an application to place permanent heritage control on the property late last year.

Three submissions were received, including two opposing the heritage protection on the property and one in support of protecting the residence from demolition but raising concerns over the internal controls proposed.

A report, to be considered by councillors on Wednesday night, recommends the council adopt an amendment to the planning scheme which places permanent protection on the house.

If this is approved, the City of Ballarat will then seek permission to solidify the move from Victorian planning minister Richard Wynne.

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Swamp Tigers’ debut triumph

The victorious Princetown-Simpson colts side celebrates its combined debut with a premiership flag.PRINCETOWN-Simpson’s first year as a combined colts side has culminated with a premiership.
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The Swamp Tigers celebrated a 70-run win against Cobden at Camperdown yesterday.

Hamish Huffadine top-scored for Princetown-Simpson with 50 retired as they posted 5-170 off their allotted 35 overs.

Tom Gray, who also kept wicket where he made two stumpings and took a catch, contributed 41 and Lachie Hawkins was unbeaten on 35.

Cobden was dismissed for 100 in reply in the 28th over.

Trent Reed was the mainstay of its season-ender, retiring on 50.

Oliver Stansfield claimed 3-9 for the Swamp Tigers and Hamish complemented his strong batting display with 2-17.

Princetown-Simpson coach Chris Huffadine said he was proud of his charges’ efforts and praised team manager Steve Ackeley for his foresight in getting the combined team up.

Huffadine said the Swamp Tigers rallied after a shaky start to their innings.

“We lost the toss and would have fielded but had to bat,” he said.

“We were 2-14 off seven overs but a 100-run partnership between Hamish Huffadine and Tom Gray put us back on track and a good innings of 35 not out from Lachie Hawkins with a six and two fours helped out.”

Terang’s Jake Flynn was awarded South West Cricket’s colts player of the year award at the conclusion of the grand final.

Bookaar’s James Henry (25 wickets) won the bowling aggregate and Princetown-Simpson’s Hamish Huffadine (431 runs) the bowling aggregate.

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Gareth Widdop wary of Storm playmakers

Gareth WiddopDragons five-eighth Gareth Widdop knows Melbourne trio Cameron Smith, Cooper Cronk and Billy Slater well enough to see the folly in dismissing the Storm’s premiership chances this year.
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After many seasons setting the standard for week-in, week-out excellence, the Storm spent much of 2014 on the edge of the top eight before being forced out the finals back door by eventual grand finalists the Bulldogs.

The fade-out combined with the fact that the ‘‘big three’’ are all on the other side of 30 has prompted suggestions the Storm are on a downward spiral ahead of their round-one clash with the Dragons.

Widdop cut his teeth alongside the champion triumvirate and laughed off suggestions that they are on the wane.

‘‘When you’ve got Craig Bellamy as a head coach and with the calibre of players they’ve got in that team I can’t see them spiralling too quickly,’’ Widdop said.

‘‘They’d probably be a bit disappointed the way they ended last year and people have looked at that and made comments on that. People just look at their age and think they’re done now but they’ve had wonderful careers and they’re still playing for Australia and Queensland. They’re great players and the more you write them off the better they’re probably going to become.’’

Widdop came to Wollongong last year to prove himself a star in his own right and in no game was that more apparent than the Dragons’ 24-12 win over the Storm at WIN Stadium in round 16. Widdop scored his first try in Dragons colours and laid on two others in a win that turned their floundering season around. It atoned for a heart-breaking after-the-siren loss to the Storm in round six in the infamous ‘Sirengate’ farce.

‘‘It was obviously a great occasion after what happened down in Melbourne earlier in the year,’’ Widdop said.

‘‘There was an extra bit of fire in the belly there to put in a good performance to get the result.

‘‘I’ve still got a lot of friends at Melbourne and I really look forward to playing against them.

‘‘You’re playing against your friends and you never want your friends to beat you, so it gives you that extra incentive. That night everything just clicked, we played extremely well and got the win.

‘‘But that was last year, it’s been and gone. Our team’s totally different now and theirs is different and it’s about this year now. At the end of the day it’s round one and we need to be getting off to a good start and putting in a good team performance.’’

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Sold-out 39th Port Fairy Folk Festival continues to be a crowd-pleaserPhotos

Sold-out 39th Port Fairy Folk Festival continues to be a crowd-pleaser | Photos Erin Jago, 15, from Orford and Jack Conlan, 15, from Warrnambool. Picture:LEANNE PICKETT
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Henry O’Grady, 8, watches his mum and sister, Debbie and Tamia, 2, talking with Jenga Fashions stall owner Jo Saunders from Portland. Picture:LEANNE PICKETT

Ailish Duro, 12, from Heywood, and Tennielle Stearman, 10, from Melbourne, giving out free hugs. Picture:LEANNE PICKETT

Canadian busker Jimmy Stevens outside the Port Fairy IGA. Picture:LEANNE PICKETT

Canadian busker Jimmy Stevens outside the Port Fairy IGA. Picture:LEANNE PICKETT

Monica McDonald from Traralgon trying on a groovy hat. Picture:LEANNE PICKETT

Stall owner Hunnah-Lea Jones from Warrnambool holding one of her handmade dresses. Picture:LEANNE PICKETT

Trish Coverdale, Stanley Coverdale, 3, Harper Coverdale, 5, and Jamie Coverdale at Railway Place. Picture:LEANNE PICKETT

Kimberley Dempsey from Port Fairy looking at a jewellery stall at Railway Place. Picture:LEANNE PICKETT

Julie Hoy from Warrnambool wanted to make people smile with her flowery hat. Picture:LEANNE PICKETT

Debbie Jones from Bribie Isalnd takes a photo of Julie Hoy from Warrnambool. Picture:LEANNE PICKETT

Helen Oakley with her son Hayden Oakley from Portland. Picture:LEANNE PICKETT

A crowd watches music at the Railway Place stage. Picture:LEANNE PICKETT

The streets were busy outside the Port Fairy Folk Festival. Picture:LEANNE PICKETT

Paula Barber, 18-month-old Sadie Langdon, Arli Langdon, 4, Jezzy Langdon, 6, Tighe Langdon, 8, and Tammy Langdon from Koroit. Picture:LEANNE PICKETT

Lily Jol, 10, from Port Fairy having a go with the hula hoop in the kids area inside the arena. Picture:LEANNE PICKETT

Lily Jol, 10, from Port Fairy having a go with the hula hoop in the kids area inside the arena. Picture:LEANNE PICKETT

Emily James, 17, from Hamilton and Bridie Kelly, 15, from Port Fairy inside the arena. Picture:LEANNE PICKETT

Andrew Barter with his son Hamish, 3, from Warragul. Picture:LEANNE PICKETT

Stacey Gleeson, 6, Chloe Gleeson, 5, and Hannah Gleeson, 6, from Koroit, inside the arena. Picture:LEANNE PICKETT

Chloe O’Brien, 16, gives money to Joe McCall, 7, from Port Fairy playing guitar with Isabelle Langley, 3, from Melbourne watching on. Picture:LEANNE PICKETT

Joe McCall, 7, from Port Fairy playing guitar and Isabelle Langley, 3, from Melbourne. Picture:LEANNE PICKETT

The crowd watches a band at the Fiddlers Green. Picture:LEANNE PICKETT

The crowd watches a band at the Fiddlers Green. Picture:LEANNE PICKETT

Children jump around as the crowd watches a band at the Fiddlers Green. Picture:LEANNE PICKETT

Audience at the Fiddlers Green. Picture:LEANNE PICKETT

Audience at the Fiddlers Green. Picture:LEANNE PICKETT

Helen Crosier from Port Fairy enjoys the atmosphere at Railway Place. Picture:LEANNE PICKETT

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Kiama Golf Club’s Travis Smyth takes Riversdale Cup

Travis Smyth has added the Riversdale Cup to his growing collection of golf titles. Picture: GEORGIA MATTSIllawarra golfer Travis Smyth has taken out the prestigious Riversdale Cup, Australia’s premier amateur tournament, in a play-off at the suburban Melbourne course.
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The 20-year-old said the victory was “the best of my career.”

After 16 holes in the final round Smyth, from the Kiama Golf Club on the South Coast, was at seven-under and trailed Commonwealth’s Lucas Herbert, two holes ahead, by two strokes.

Herbert, also 20, gave Smyth opportunity with a disastrous last hole when he miscued a bunker shot, settling for a bogey and a 72-hole total of 280.

For Smyth, the 18th became a make-or-break moment. A birdie would draw him level with Herbert. He was equal to the task, bombing his drive through the par-four green to just off the back edge. His chip was pitch perfect.

In the play-off, Smyth, who also plays in Sydney with the St Michael’s club, drove to a greenside bunker while Herbert landed short of another bunker in the rough. Once again Herbert had to settle for a five, while Smyth’s bunker shot put him in position for yet another birdie.

Smyth said that he had remained “reasonably confident” on the back nine.

“I’d played it well on all four days,” Smyth said.

“I wasn’t thinking ahead, just trying to stay calm and concentrating on one shot at a time.”

The women’s Riversdale Cup, played in conjunction with the men’s, was won by New Zealand’s best amateur golfer, Munchin Keh.

Keh, who has taken the mantle of New Zealand’s best amateur from Lydia Ko, now a professional, finished the tournament at four-over 296.

Keh was a six-shot winner over her younger sister, Wenyung, Mt Lawley’s Hannah Green and the reigning US junior girls’ champion, Princess Mary Superal, from the Philippines.

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Matthew Hicks vies for lawn tennis singles titlePhotos

Matthew Hicks vies for lawn tennis singles title | Photos Number one seed Joanne Karaitiana in action before injury forced her to withdraw from the tournament.Picture: DAMIAN WHITE
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Warrnambool Lawn Tennis Club March Labour Day Tournament. Picture: DAMIAN WHITE

Warrnambool Lawn Tennis Club March Labour Day Tournament. Picture: DAMIAN WHITE

Warrnambool Lawn Tennis Club March Labour Day Tournament. Picture: DAMIAN WHITE

Warrnambool Lawn Tennis Club March Labour Day Tournament. Picture: DAMIAN WHITE

Warrnambool Lawn Tennis Club March Labour Day Tournament. Picture: DAMIAN WHITE

Warrnambool Lawn Tennis Club March Labour Day Tournament. Picture: DAMIAN WHITE

Warrnambool Lawn Tennis Club March Labour Day Tournament. Picture: DAMIAN WHITE

Warrnambool Lawn Tennis Club March Labour Day Tournament. Picture: DAMIAN WHITE

Warrnambool Lawn Tennis Club March Labour Day Tournament. Picture: DAMIAN WHITE

Warrnambool Lawn Tennis Club March Labour Day Tournament. Picture: DAMIAN WHITE

Warrnambool Lawn Tennis Club March Labour Day Tournament. Picture: DAMIAN WHITE

Warrnambool Lawn Tennis Club March Labour Day Tournament. Picture: DAMIAN WHITE

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Constable Phipps’ selfless act

ALL FOR A GOOD CAUSE: Devonport Constable Angela Phipps will cut off her blonde locks as a part of the Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave. Picture: Jason Hollister.
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DEVONPORT Constable Angela Phipps makes a sacrifice every day to keep the public safe, but she will make a big personal sacrifice this week.

The mother of four will give up her blonde locks all in the name of charity.

Mrs Phipps will shave her head for the Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave.

She is just a few hundred dollars off reaching her $5000 goal and hopes that will grow before she loses her hair.

“It wasn’t a hard decision to do it (the World’s Greatest Shave),” Mrs Phipps said.

“I’m not nervous at all about losing my hair – at the end of the day it will grow back.

“The reasons behind me doing it was the fact my four children and husband are lucky to have their health and I wanted to raise a bit of money to make someone’s life going through cancer that little bit easier.”

Mrs Phipps said she knows of people who have had to battle blood cancer at one time or another and losing her hair was small compared to what they have to go through.

“Every second person you talk to knows someone who has been affected by blood cancer.”

A date hasn’t been set for the big chop, but Mrs Phipps said it would be this week sometime.

“The support I have received from people, businesses and the community in general has been fantastic.

“The fact I’ve nearly raised $5000 shows that and I am hoping to go past it.

“I have had wonderful support from my colleagues at Tasmania Police and from my Children’s school, Our Lady of Lourdes, who conducted a fundraiser last week at their school to help raise funds.”

Mrs Phipps said the Surf Life Saving Community and Latrobe Swim Club, along with the Devonport Lions Club had also contributed to her goal.

To donate to Mrs Phipps visit http://www.worldsgreatestshave南京夜网/ and search her name, or drop into the Devonport Police Station.

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Leigh feels great in Gift

GLENHUNTLY sprinter Leigh Phelan continued his winning streak in Sunday night’s battle for the City of Greater Bendigo Thousand (120m) sprint classic at the Bendigo International Madison.
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Victorious in the Geelong Gift, Phelan reigned supreme in Bendigo’s great race.

GREAT WIN: Leigh Phelan, left, in the Bendigo Thousand.

The 39-year-old started off 10.75m and won in 12.39 seconds.

Runner-up was Marg Hignett (10.75m) 12.44 seconds as Edward Ware (8.25) fought on to be third in 12.47.

Phelan fires in Gift

Phelan was amazed to have won.

“When they called my name I didn’t quite believe it.”

The Gift victories continue a superb run since he returned to competition.

“I gave athletics away when I was 18.

“At 34 I was overweightand thought I may as well have a go at getting fitter and racing.”

Phelan said trainer Max Binnington was a huge support.

“It’s Max’s birthday today (Sunday), so to win for him is fantastic.”

Phelan thanked long-time partner Jasmin and their children, Caiden and Tamia for their support of his athletics pursuit.

The Flack Advisory-backed Black Pearl women’s 400m on Saturday night was won by Ruby Klemm off 46m in 52.19 seconds. .

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