Mildura Weekly : Friday June 5 2015 Vol 9 No 30
NEWS 15 FRIDAY, JUNE 5, 2015 MILDURAWEEKLY.COM.AU THE Red Cliffs Players are once again hoping to “wow” audiences starting next Fri- day, with the group to show- case their take on one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays, ‘Hamlet.’ The play will be co-direct- ed by 25-year Red Cliffs Play- ers veteran Traci Macleod, who will be joined by daugh- ter Tanith, 16, PICTURED, in the hot seat. Hamlet will mark the Mildura Senior College stu- dent’s directorial de- but, with the young- ster saying she had thoroughly enjoyed the challenge to this point. “I have had a love of acting for a while now, and thought it would be interesting to sit on the other side of the table and see what it’s like for di- rectors,” she said. “It’s certainly a lot harder than I thought – especially when it comes to keeping track of so many people and what they need to be doing all of the time. “It’s been a fantastic ex- perience, and is something that I will certainly look to do again – although maybe with a smaller cast next time! “I also plan to continue pursuing performance arts once I finish school, and would love to earn a place in an acting school some- where.” Traci, who has directed the Red Cliffs Players last four Shakespeare perfor- mances, said the cast had been working hard on the production for the better part of nine months. “Tanith and I sat down and starting planning in Sep- tember last year, before phys- ically throwing ourselves into rehearsals in mid-January,” she said. “This cast is huge compared to a few of the pro- ductions Red Cliffs Players have attempted in the past. “We have more than 30 cast members, and one of the biggest challenges has been designing all the cos- tumes.” Traci and Tanith said they decicded to set their produc- tion of Hamlet in the Late Victorian era, with the pro- duction to also mark the Red Cliffs Players 59th year on stage. During the past five years the company has made per- forming Shakespeare a trade- mark, while also working hard to put their own spin on the Bard’s famous tales. “I love trying to make something like Shakespeare more contemporary,” Traci said. “I feel that when you do that people react differently.” Traci said that with Shakespeare being known for produc- ing lengthy plays, the duo had opt- ed to present an abridged version of the tale to local au- diences. The Red Cliffs Players production will feature Marcus Schneider in the title role, with Chris- topher Bennett play- ing King Claudius and Jane Macallister appear- ing as Queen Gertrude. Itwillbeonatthe Cardross Hall on June 12, 13, 18, 19 and 20 from 7.30pm, and on Sunday, June 14, from 2pm, with a bar to open 30 minutes prior to the show and at intervals. Patrons are reminded that there is no BYO by law, with tickets available online – www.trybooking.com/hpzl – for $25 ($20 for matinee performances), from Green Goddess Florist on 10th Street, the Cardross Store or on the night. Mother and daughter to bring Hamlet to life SHIREFocus THE SHIRE ON TWO RIVERS Tel: (03) 5027 5027 | Fax: (03) 5027 5000 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org P. O. Box 81, Wentworth, N.S.W. 2648. (26-28 Adelaide Street) | www.wentworth.nsw.gov.au PETER KOZLOWSKI GENERAL MANAGER A BIG THANK YOU I would like to thank the generous members of our community who supported our fundraising events during Australian Library and Information Week last week. Our fun-filled PJ night storytimes on Thursday night raised $86.00 for the NSW Asthma Foundation, and the Cuppa for Cancer on Friday at the library branches raised a total of $154.00. Thanks to you all, what a wonderful community! Peggy McKenzie, Library Manager Wentworth Shire Libraries WENTWORTH SHIRE LIBRARIES STORYTIME FOR BABIES AND TODDLERS This aims to encourage parents and carers to use rhymes, songs and stories with their children. Reading, talking, cuddling and playing with a child from birth will result in talking at an early age, learning to read more easily, and generally greater chances in life. A short program combining rhymes, songs, movement, music, stories and books, and a simple craft is offered at each branch library on Friday mornings. Come along to meet other parents and children, and give your child the best possible start in life. DARETON LIBRARY Fridays 10-10.30 am 5027 4258 BURONGA LIBRARY Fridays 10-10.30 am 5023 3078 WENTWORTH LIBRARY Fridays 11-11.30am 5027 5061 (Storytimes are not conducted during NSW school holidays) NEW SELF-SERVICE AVGAS REFUELLING FACILITY NOW AVAILABLE AT WENTWORTH AERODROME Installation of a new automated avgas refuelling facility at the Wentworth Aerodrome is now complete. The facility which is now commissioned provides the latest technology and ease of access for aviators. “The previous local swipe card operating system at the Aerodrome had been in place since 2005”, Mayor Don McKinnon said. “The move to a credit card based system provides self- service access for all aviators, and means that local and visiting aviators can refuel when they need to.” Providing a stand-alone terminal, the new self-service refuelling system accepts all credit cards, alleviating the need for aviators to apply for a local swipe card or rely on Council Staff to refuel. “Council is committed to delivering better services and facilities for local residents as well as visitors to the region,” said Mayor McKinnon. “The new refuelling facility recognises the changing needs of aviators, and forms part of a significant upgrade to the Wentworth Aerodrome. “Investing in the region’s infrastructure such as the aerodrome is essential to the ongoing economic development of the region,” Mayor McKinnon said. Holders of local swipe cards and keys for the old refuelling system are requested to return them to the Wentworth Shire Council Offices located in Adelaide Street, or by mail to PO Box 81, Wentworth 2648. The Wentworth Airport is situated about three kilometres from the town of Wentworth on the Old Renmark Road and is owned, operated and maintained by Wentworth Shire Council. WESTERN DIVISION IN COBAR The Mayor and General Manager represented Council in Cobar to discuss local government reform with Western Division Group of Councils. It was agreed that Western Division develops a model for reform in the Far West and have that submitted to the Minister Local Government either by the end of the year or early 2016. Funding for the development of a model will also be sought from the State Government. Whilst the Minister is saying that he is willing to take the necessary time for the model’s development, councils are keen to do the ground work now and lead the way. The Western Division councils are well aware of the challenges ahead as the reform process in the Far West is also one of dealing to service delivery at the State level. The Far West is the only area where two processes are occurring at the same time. ADVOCACY PROGRAM The Mayor spent the last 24 hours in Sydney meeting with representatives for State Ministers on the subjects of Pooncarie Water supply, leasehold land, local government reform, planning reform, and economic development. Time was also spent with rural councils and the LGNSW on Sydney discussing policy settings for consideration at the forthcoming LGNSW Annual Conference later in the year. COUNCIL MEETINGS FOR JUNE The next Ordinary Council will be held on Wednesday 17 June at the Midway Centre and an Extraordinary Council meeting on Monday 29 June at the Wentworth Chambers to primarily adopt the 2015/16 Operational Plan. Both meetings will commence at 9am. DARETON COOMEALLA 90TH CELEBRATIONS Thursday 4 June - Sunday 7 June A special thank you should go to the organising committee for the lead up to the big weekend. On Saturday, enjoy the Street Parade at 10am, the Fly over at 10.30am and the unveiling of the commemorative Dethridge Wheel. A market will be held on Sunday morning. For full details on the program visit www.coomeallaclub.com.au/90th or email: email@example.com for more information. SUNRAYSIA SPORTS AIRCRAFT ANNUAL FLY-IN Saturday 6 June - Monday 8 June Wentworth Aerodrome, Old Renmark Rd, Wentworth Each year the Sunraysia Sport Aircraft Club holds a Queens Birthday Fly-In at their home base at Wentworth Aerodrome. This event is attended by many visiting aircraft of various types, both local and interstate. The main day’s arrivals and activities are held on the Saturday from about 10:00am to 4:00pm. See a replica WWII Spitfire and Mustang, or take a trial flight with an instructor. For further information contact 0408 690 650. PS RUBY CRUISE Saturday 20 June - Sunday 21 June - Overnight Cruise Wentworth to Mildura Homestead & Return Enjoy a relaxing weekend cruising on the Murray River, from Wentworth to Mildura and return on this historic Paddle Steamer. Journey under the Abbotsford Bridge, stop at Dareton and pass by the Merbein Cliffs. Ruby will moor at the Mildura Homestead for the night before returning to Wentworth the next day. Cost $195 per person twin share including all meals. Short Cruise Options - Wentworth – Mildura - $75 or Mildura – Wentworth - $75 For bookings and enquiries, telephone the Wentworth Visitor Information Centre on 5027 5080. PUBLIC NOTICES ACROSS THE MAYOR’S DESK TENDERS TENDER FOR THE SUPPLY AND DELIVERY OF HEAVY PLANT EQUIPMENT FRONT END LOADER | PT1415/22 Council requests tenders from suitably qualified suppliers for the provision of a front end loader. Tender documents are available from Wentworth Shire Council on 0429 342 119. Tenders close at 4pm, Monday 15 June 2015. All enquiries to Dean Christian, Manager Waste on 0429 342 119. Tenders must be submitted by mail (PO Box 81, Wentworth NSW 2648), hand delivered to 26-28 Adelaide Street, Wentworth or emailed to tenders@ wentworth.nsw.gov.au . Council reserves the right not to accept the lowest or any tender.
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