Two charged over alleged assault in Dubbo

A spokesperson for Orana Local Area Command said a cleaner using a blower vac in Macquarie Street was approached by two males about 4am Sunday.POLICE investigating an early-morning assault in Dubbo on Sunday have arrested two men.
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A spokesperson for Orana Local Area Command said a cleaner using a blower vac in Macquarie Street was approached by two males about 4am Sunday.

“It is very concerning, this is a man going about his work who appears to have been the victim of an unprovoked assault,” he said.

“He suffered a large laceration to his face which required medical attention.”

The pair aged 22 and 23 who were arrested face a string of charges between them including common assault, behaving in offensive manner, assault with act of indecency and destroy/damage property.

They will front court at a later date.

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Kooringal Colts bring up first win of season

INCOMING: Kooringal Colts paceman Will Morley fires down a delivery as his team tore through St Michaels on Saturday. Picture: Laura HardwickWagga cricket premiers Kooringal Colts’ title defence has finally picked up some momentum.
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The Colts scored their first win of the season and condemned St Michaels to their first loss at Wagga Cricket Ground on Saturday.

After a lower order resurgence, led by Jeremy Bunn, on the first day of the match Colts were able to set the ladder leaders 235.

It was a target the Saints never looked liked reeling in.

Jordan Lawrence got St Michaels off to a fast start before departing for 34 and coach Ryan Forsyth looked dangerous before being dismissed for 60.

However once Forsyth was dismissed the rest of the St Michaels batting order crumbled, allowing Colts to secure a comfortable win.

Colts captain Keenan Hanigan was relieved to finally get a win on the board, six rounds into the season.

“We needed that win,” Hanigan said.

“Obviously the monkey is off our back now, we were due for it so I’m very happy and very pleased with the way we played that game.”

Off-spinner Andrew Dutton did most of the damage, picking up five wickets and finishing with figures of 5-25 off 12 overs including four maidens.

His skipper thought it was his best performance since returning from England two seasons ago.

“Dutto bowled really good,” Hanigan said.

“It was probably the best I’ve seen him bowl since he got back from England.

“He was real consistent yesterday and I was really pleased with the way he bowled.”

Hanigan’s dismissal of Forsyth was the catalyst for the 86-run win.

When Forsyth was removed, Saints were 4-121 and they lost their next five wickets for 10 runs before being bowled out for 148.

Hanigan thought Forsyth’s dismissal was the key.

“Forsyth got off to a good start and was smashing a few we were looking to get him as soon as possible,” he said.

“We ended up getting him and once he got out the wickets started to tumble.

“To our credit we were pretty patient, just waiting for that wicket to come, and once we got it they just started to tumble.”

The Colts have another big test to finish the season, taking on South Wagga in the two-day clash before the Christmas break.

The Blues have only lost the one match this season, in controversial circumstances, and are coming off a big batting performance against Wagga RSL.

“They are in form, got a lot of runs yesterday and in my eyes they are probably the team to beat this year,” Hanigan said.

“They are always consistent but we are up for the challenge and it would be nice to get another win on the board before Christmas but we know we have a big job ahead of us.”

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“I’m bloody lucky”: Jockey Kody Nestor

Kody Nestor suffered severe shoulder injuries in Friday’s fall at Mudgee. Photo: JANIAN McMILLAN (梧桐夜网racingphotography南京夜网419论坛)DUBBO jockey Kody Nestor will undergo surgery this week on shoulder injuries suffered in Friday’s horrific fall in the Mudgee Gold Cup (1600m).
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The popular rider described the aftermath of the five-horse pile up as being “like a war zone” as riders and animals lay on the ground, but conceded things could have been a whole lot worse.

Nestor was riding Scottish Border for Hawkesbury trainer Garry Frazer, and was caught in the middle of the carnage that marred the $35,000 feature event, which ultimately saw just seven runners cross the line and Garry McCarney’s gelding Fox Solid first past the post.

Stewards have opened an inquiry into the fall but adjourned it in order to be able to take evidence from the riders involved.

Nestor suffered a dislocated and broken shoulder in the fall, which occurred when Devilgate Road (Aaron Bullock) appeared to clip the heels of the leader Lancelot, ridden by Anthony Cavallo.

It started a chain reaction that saw Scottish Border, Are You Sure (Jay Ford) and Goldstone (Glenn Lynch) all hit the turf.

He was airlifted from the track to Orange hospital, and after being treated he returned home with wife Anna on Saturday afternoon.

“I’m bloody lucky. We all are really because it’s one of the worst falls I’ve seen, let alone been involved in,” he said yesterday.

“I remember the whole thing and when I hit the deck I looked up and there were blokes on the ground and horses everywhere. It was terrible, it was like a war zone.

The fall at Mudgee is one of the worst in recent memory.

“I was following Mick Travers (All Sixes) and then I saw that first horse come down. Mick’s horse got over it but then mine couldn’t and I came down hard on my left shoulder and just rolled with it.

“Once things had settled a bit I got up and looked at my right arm and my legs and thought I was okay but when I looked for my left I couldn’t see it because it was about three inches away from where it should have been.

“That’s when the pain kicked in and I laid back down and started swearing and carrying on. It was excructiating but everyone, from the stewards to the ambulance officers and nurses, were great and they looked after me and gave me some pain drugs to make me as comfortable as possible.”

After a couple of nights with minimal sleep, Nestor will attempt to get to Sydney on either Monday or Wednesday in order to undergo surgery to repair the shoulder.

“I can’t lay down so Anna has propped me up on the couch and I actually got a good couple of hours sleep while sitting up on Saturday night, but I got none on Friday,” he said.

“If I can fly on Monday I’ll try to get down there, otherwise it will be Wednesday, but I’m pretty keen to get the surgery done as soon as possible so I can start the rehab.

“I’ve watched the replay a couple of times and some people would probably be spooked off after a fall like that. I’d ride tomorrow if I could so I’ll do everything I can to be back as soon as possible.

“Now that I’ve had a bit of time to sit back and think about it I’m just glad everyone is okay.

“I know Mark Milton lost his horse, which is terrible, but I just shake my head how that was all.”


* Kody Nestor – Dislocated and fractured left shoulder. Will go to Sydney on either Monday or Wednesday for surgery.

* Greg Ryan – Concussion and swelling in knee and ankle. Will assess before determining whether he will ride at Orange on Tuesday.

* Jay Ford – Broken hand. Will be assessed by doctors to determine if surgery is required

* Glenn Lynch – Badly fractured left foot and facial lacerations.

* Aaron Bullock – Fractured collarbone in three places and suffered concussion. Will also be assessed by doctors this week


* Sooner Or Later – Suffered a broken leg in the incident and was put down.

* Are You Sure – Swelling and abrasions on hind leg. More will be known when swelling subsides

* Devilgate Road – Stiff and sore around the head and neck. Was knocked out for a short period. Will be retired

* Scottish Border – Jarred up in the legs after doing three laps of the course after the fall. Will be fine.

* Goldstone – Stiff and sore with some skin off nostrils and lips but otherwise fine.

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MIND YOUR BUSINESS: Philip Shaw’s pizza night a supreme option for diners

KICKING BACK: Danny Endersby and Hannah Dunne at the Butter Factory Cafe at Philip Shaw vineyard. Photo: PHIL BLATCHPHILIP Shaw has launched a pizza night on Fridays from 6pm until 10pm.
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Traditional pizzas will be on offer, however the menu is expected to expand in the future.

The pizzas will be served at the Shiralee Road cellar door site. At the same location the Butter Factory Cafe will offer a range of brunch and lunch options on Saturday and Sunday from 10am until 5pm.

Food choices include burgers, salads, bacon and egg rolls and platters.

Garden cafe on Molong RoadKRISTINE and Greg Robbins have opened a new business venture on the Mitchell Highway between Orange and Molong just in time for Christmas.

Garden Restoration Nursery and Cafeoffers a range of services including garden design, landscaping, planting advice and the supply of a plants that have been selected to suit the local environment.

“We’ve got native tube stock and mature trees,” Mrs Robbins said.

”We cater to both the home gardener and the landscaper.”

NEW VENTURE: Kristine Robbins at her new business Garden Restoration Nursery and Cafe. Photo: JUDE KEOGH 1203gardencafe1

Mrs Robbins, who is a horticulturist, works alongside manager Robert Waters who is also a horticulturist.

Apart from offering plants there is a range of garden furniture and giftware for sale.

The cafe is due to open soon and will highlight the Robbins’ cooking skills, with both having training to be chefs.

”We’ll be using as much fresh produce as we can, and all of the meals will be prepared here,” she said.

Garden Restoration Nursery and Cafe is open from Wednesday to Sunday, and in the new year it will open daily.

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