Numbers attending and taking part might have been down, but there was still plenty to see at the annual festival.CHALPAT SONTI March 5, 2014 11:03am
The promised rain thankfully stayed away — indeed it was almost stiflingly warm — and the several hundred who attended Saturday’s Nagambie on Water festival were treated to some hot action on the lake.
The Stars Down Under waterskiing troupe lived up to its name with some spectacular acrobatics, as can be seen on this page. Numbers were down for the two main participation events though — 56 turned out for the Park2Pub swim, while more even more worrying, just three entered the Walk on Water, despite the lure of substantial prize money.
The winner was a familiar face — Barry Goddard of Goulburn Weir took out his third straight title — and as he did last year, he donated the $1000 prize money.
This time it was to the Shaun Baker Appeal, to help a local family battling health problems.
Jack Sampson and friends took out the $250 best costume prize with their Cat in the Hat and Thing One and Thing Two.
The Park2Pub swim had a familiar winner as well, with Jason Forbes taking out the senior male section for the second year in a row with the overall fastest time of 15
Michelle Jelleff took out the masters female in 16:53, a time which placed her fourth overall, ahead of Laura Smithers-Shaw (20:15) and Dawn Clark (21:45). Clare Sands won the senior female in 17:52, ahead of Chloe Macague (18:10) and Georgina Brennan (19:43).
Blake Fothergill was the fastest junior male in 20:46, ahead of Hugh Farrell (29:55), while Emma Hurley was the quickest junior female in 21:35, ahead of Mahony Fothergill (21:36) and Bridget Lambert (24:41).
The sky is the limit for Wanganui Year 12 VCAL student Leigh Polan, 18, who decided to create two posters examining birdlife around the school.
The under 16 Pigeons kick started the YFNC's finals campaign with a resounding victory over the Paul Spargo led Scots College in the Grand Final of the AWJFL Elwyn Langford Shield at the Albury Sports Ground on Sunday.
Greater Shepparton City Council was successful in securing the National Cutting Horse Association Victorian Futurity Cutting Horse Championships for 2014 and 2015, with this year’s event scheduled from September 10-14 at Tatura Park.
An ad for the Healthy Ageing Project will be filmed in Echuca, Rushworth and Rochester today.
More than $15,000 was raised at a family day on Sunday. The event was to raise money for the families of Barry Purtell and Dave Lobb.
Book Week gets colourful turnout.
Deaprtment of Environment and Primary Industries unhappy about Mt Disappointment vandals.
Jerilderie Shire deputy mayor Ruth McRae handed the key over for the new Rural Fire Service station last Friday.
Farmers have a new weapon in the fight against mice.
Cobram kids learn about health with hospital as state-wide obesity campaign is launched.
Murray Irrigation to search for new boss after Anthony Couroupis finishes with the company.
A few anxious customers were outside the closed gates of the failed Bee-Jay Machinery business on Goulburn Valley Hwy in Shepparton on Tuesday morning, wondering what would become of deposits they had paid for tractors and other machinery.
The Benalla Indian Myna Action Group will pay a $1 per bird bounty on live birds delivered to CAL farm. National Party MP Bill Sykes donated $100 to fund the bounty.
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