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).
Two young boys flown to Melbourne on Wednesday night are still in critical and serious conditions after a Shepparton house fire.
Moira Shire's rate notices will be reissued, and will increase, after a calculation error resulted in an estimated shortfall of more than $500,000.
Murchison and Tatura SES units were two of 26 Victoria State Emergency Service volunteer units to receive an allocation of new equipment this week as part of the annual AAMI equipment handover program.
Stephen Arthur has been reappointed as the Bloods' senior coach for season 2015
Leading Senior Constable Chris Goyne has joined the team at the Rochester police station.
Kyabram's Nick Holman set to make senior AFL debut.
Fundraising for prostate cancer would seem to be a natural fit for the Australian Defence Force.
Jerilderie Shire deputy mayor Ruth McRae handed the key over for the new Rural Fire Service station last Friday.
Aommunity fair and truck show will be hosted by Heathcote Primary School next month.
Statewide roads and public transport study calls for increased governemnt funding, sparks memories of Cobram passenger rail service.
A win against Moama tomorrow is the only possible option for the Rams to play finals in 2014.
A $100 million investment program will recommence following parent company Coca-Cola Amatil's decision today to invest $78 million into SPC Ardmona.
Jack Frawley remembered for his service with the 4th light horse bridge at Lone Pine, Gallipoli and the charge of Beersheba, Palestine.
- Benalla Health signs on as a White Ribbon supporter of the campaign against domestic violence
- A magnificent 98 years for Benalla arts identity
- Benalla unveils its refurbished old shire offices which are now the Civic Centre
- Support Light the Night in Benalla next month
- Poppy Smith celebrates her second birthday, having survived a heart defect.
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