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Sue Claire Donovan with the new Nannup Local and Regional visitor map. Photo: Jen Bornatici
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NANNUP Community Resource Centre (CRC) recently launched a new Local and Regional Tourism map.

After months of liaising with local business advertisers and stakeholders and updating map content, the new Nannup Map publication was finalised.

Nannup CRC staff member SueClaire Donovan, who coordinated the project, utilised her skills in graphic design to develop the map and is very pleased with the end result.

The new map features advertising around the perimeter of each side featuring many local business and accommodation providers. It is printed onto recycled stock in full colour.

“It is the perfect tool for any new visitors to the area, highlighting tourist areas and roads. Iit also showcases the wonderfully diverse range of businesses we have in our area,” Ms Donovan said.

The Nannup local and regional map will be an annual production, free to members of the public through the Nannup CRC, accommodation providers, Nannup Visitor Service, Nannup Shire and local businesses.

The Local Business Initiative Group Nannup have been provided with copies of the updated map artwork to enable them to install new directional maps at the information bay signage at the entrances to Nannup, providing additional benefits of the Nannup Map project to the community.

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The week that was around the region | Photos DUBBO: The second koala joey of the season has arrived at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, with female joey Matilda emerging from the pouch to the delight of keepers and visitors.
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FORBES: It was a case of ‘all hands on deck’ for Elders staff at the Central West Livestock Exchange sheep and lamb sale on Tuesday, with the local team yarding more than 3000 lambs and older sheep.

ORANGE: Bull rider Adam Hrncir is thrown from his bull during Saturday’s night’s East to West Coast Rodeo Championships at the Orange Showground. Photo: PHIL BLATCH 1017pbrodeo27

BATHURST: The Mitchell Highway between Orange and Bathurst was closed in both directions on Thursday morning after a truck crashed. Photo: NADINE MORTON

MUDGEE: Premier Mike Baird took a selfie with Queenscliff nippers, Glenn McGrath and Hugh Bateman on his 2600km trek to raise money for breast cancer care. Photo: FACEBOOK

DUBBO: Dubbo resident Terry Honeysett is not happy with the state of the Rotary Pond in Victoria Park, but council believe it is in a satisfactory condition. Photo: BROOK KELLEHEAR-SMITH

TRUNDLE: Border collie Middy, on set with Julia Billington who plays Trish in the movie All About E.

ORANGE: 2015 Orange Wine Show chief judge Gary Baldwin is impressed with the quality of entries this year. Photo: STEVE GOSCH 1016sgjudge3

YOUNG: Young Shire Council has determined it will not pursue the reopening of the closed railway line crossing points in Young.

COWRA: Cowra’s Historic Railway Station was tagged with the initials SN sometime this month, leaving regular users of the building disappointed.

BATHURST: First-time children’s author Jess Jennings has captured the spirit of a country horse race and the need to dream big in his debut book The Bronze Thong Wild Bush Horserace!

WELLINGTON: The Coo-ee March Re-enactment left Gilgandra on Saturday. It headed through Dubbo on Wednesday morning for Wongarbon then to Geurie at 4pm.

LITHGOW: The sense of relief and accomplishment was palpable when 71-year-old Bob Montgomery stopped overnight in Lithgow for the final day of his epic 4140 km bike ride from Perth to Leura, a marathon that would be daunting to men half his age.

CANOWINDRA: The exceptional crops forecast after the year’s good winter are likely to fall short of expectation.

ORANGE: Restructuring of the Orange Wine Festival timetable and boosts to marketing have drawn in a specialist Sydney crowd that festival organisers crave, according to FOOD Week president James Sweetapple.

FORBES: Jane Jelbart and Mark Jackson will be bringing their ukestration workshop to Forbes for the River Arts Festival.

MUDGEE: Heather Hooker-Dufty and her groom Chris with their driver Ian Cameron who saved the day. Photo: DEBBIE FEAR

DUBBO: Dubbo mayor Mathew Dickerson gave his thumbs up to the tipping bucket at the Big4 Holiday Park’s new water park. Photo: BROOK KELLEHEAR-SMITH

NARROMINE: Member for Dubbo, Troy Grant has thrown his hand up for the NSW Healthy Town Challenge. Mr Grant said he’s excited to get moving for the great challenge.

BATHURST: An old concrete water tank that dominates the streetscape at the top of Havannah Street is set to be converted into a dual occupancy house.

COWRA: Spring has most definitely sprung in a beautiful way this year, with thousands of flowers displaying their bright colours and aromas at every turn.

GRENFELL: The 2015 Archibull Judging took place at the Grenfell Library last Tuesday, October 13. Pictured here are THLHS students Isabell Hunter, Bridget Baker, Marie Knight and Andrew Knight with Archibull Art Judge Wendy Taylor and ‘Bullseye’ THLHS Archiubull entrant.

PARKES: Local Mini-Field of Women organiser Dianne Green and Tarlia Egan encourage community members to join them at Bushman’s Dam on Sunday and show support for women with breast cancer and their families.

ORANGE: Senior Constable Leon Lincoln, Constable Tracey Monro and Leading Senior Constable Kimberley Morgan chat with Angie and Cooper Caffin.

DUBBO: Niall McNicol, Lindsay Mumford, Michael Adams, John Keogh and Graeme Pilon with the cars up for grabs in the Bullseye Challenge at Dubbo Golf Club on Sunday. Photo: BROOK KELLEHEAR-SMITH

LITHGOW: The 1960 Hornets A-reserve side: Billy Young, Jack Green, Charlie Hewitt, Jack Power, Bob Smith, Barry Hatton and Rip Reynolds; Front row, Fred Thomas, John Furbank, Mick Smith, Kevin Mays and Wally Gaynor.

BATHURST: Acclaimed musical ‘Rock of Ages’ will be performed by the Carillon Theatrical Society next year and director Ben Hope is looking for talent to join the cast. Photo: PHILL MURRAY 101515pben

FORBES: Clowns are not usually associated with cancer but on the weekend they came out in force to raise funds for the disease as part of the Forbes Relay for Life.

MUDGEE: 19 Twenty will return to the Gulgong Folk Festival this year, along with a great line up of local performers.

COWRA: The popular Aqua MIPs program run by Cowra Community Health Service will start on Monday, November 3.

ORANGE: At $1.18 a litre, the price of fuel is almost at parity with our city cousins who are often spoilt with lower fuel prices.

YOUNG: The next four weeks or so may be a greater risk time for asthma suffers, according to Murrumbidgee Local Health District.

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The week that was around the region | Photos DUBBO: The second koala joey of the season has arrived at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, with female joey Matilda emerging from the pouch to the delight of keepers and visitors.
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FORBES: It was a case of ‘all hands on deck’ for Elders staff at the Central West Livestock Exchange sheep and lamb sale on Tuesday, with the local team yarding more than 3000 lambs and older sheep.

ORANGE: Bull rider Adam Hrncir is thrown from his bull during Saturday’s night’s East to West Coast Rodeo Championships at the Orange Showground. Photo: PHIL BLATCH 1017pbrodeo27

BATHURST: The Mitchell Highway between Orange and Bathurst was closed in both directions on Thursday morning after a truck crashed. Photo: NADINE MORTON

MUDGEE: Premier Mike Baird took a selfie with Queenscliff nippers, Glenn McGrath and Hugh Bateman on his 2600km trek to raise money for breast cancer care. Photo: FACEBOOK

DUBBO: Dubbo resident Terry Honeysett is not happy with the state of the Rotary Pond in Victoria Park, but council believe it is in a satisfactory condition. Photo: BROOK KELLEHEAR-SMITH

TRUNDLE: Border collie Middy, on set with Julia Billington who plays Trish in the movie All About E.

ORANGE: 2015 Orange Wine Show chief judge Gary Baldwin is impressed with the quality of entries this year. Photo: STEVE GOSCH 1016sgjudge3

YOUNG: Young Shire Council has determined it will not pursue the reopening of the closed railway line crossing points in Young.

COWRA: Cowra’s Historic Railway Station was tagged with the initials SN sometime this month, leaving regular users of the building disappointed.

BATHURST: First-time children’s author Jess Jennings has captured the spirit of a country horse race and the need to dream big in his debut book The Bronze Thong Wild Bush Horserace!

WELLINGTON: The Coo-ee March Re-enactment left Gilgandra on Saturday. It headed through Dubbo on Wednesday morning for Wongarbon then to Geurie at 4pm.

LITHGOW: The sense of relief and accomplishment was palpable when 71-year-old Bob Montgomery stopped overnight in Lithgow for the final day of his epic 4140 km bike ride from Perth to Leura, a marathon that would be daunting to men half his age.

CANOWINDRA: The exceptional crops forecast after the year’s good winter are likely to fall short of expectation.

ORANGE: Restructuring of the Orange Wine Festival timetable and boosts to marketing have drawn in a specialist Sydney crowd that festival organisers crave, according to FOOD Week president James Sweetapple.

FORBES: Jane Jelbart and Mark Jackson will be bringing their ukestration workshop to Forbes for the River Arts Festival.

MUDGEE: Heather Hooker-Dufty and her groom Chris with their driver Ian Cameron who saved the day. Photo: DEBBIE FEAR

DUBBO: Dubbo mayor Mathew Dickerson gave his thumbs up to the tipping bucket at the Big4 Holiday Park’s new water park. Photo: BROOK KELLEHEAR-SMITH

NARROMINE: Member for Dubbo, Troy Grant has thrown his hand up for the NSW Healthy Town Challenge. Mr Grant said he’s excited to get moving for the great challenge.

BATHURST: An old concrete water tank that dominates the streetscape at the top of Havannah Street is set to be converted into a dual occupancy house.

COWRA: Spring has most definitely sprung in a beautiful way this year, with thousands of flowers displaying their bright colours and aromas at every turn.

GRENFELL: The 2015 Archibull Judging took place at the Grenfell Library last Tuesday, October 13. Pictured here are THLHS students Isabell Hunter, Bridget Baker, Marie Knight and Andrew Knight with Archibull Art Judge Wendy Taylor and ‘Bullseye’ THLHS Archiubull entrant.

PARKES: Local Mini-Field of Women organiser Dianne Green and Tarlia Egan encourage community members to join them at Bushman’s Dam on Sunday and show support for women with breast cancer and their families.

ORANGE: Senior Constable Leon Lincoln, Constable Tracey Monro and Leading Senior Constable Kimberley Morgan chat with Angie and Cooper Caffin.

DUBBO: Niall McNicol, Lindsay Mumford, Michael Adams, John Keogh and Graeme Pilon with the cars up for grabs in the Bullseye Challenge at Dubbo Golf Club on Sunday. Photo: BROOK KELLEHEAR-SMITH

LITHGOW: The 1960 Hornets A-reserve side: Billy Young, Jack Green, Charlie Hewitt, Jack Power, Bob Smith, Barry Hatton and Rip Reynolds; Front row, Fred Thomas, John Furbank, Mick Smith, Kevin Mays and Wally Gaynor.

BATHURST: Acclaimed musical ‘Rock of Ages’ will be performed by the Carillon Theatrical Society next year and director Ben Hope is looking for talent to join the cast. Photo: PHILL MURRAY 101515pben

FORBES: Clowns are not usually associated with cancer but on the weekend they came out in force to raise funds for the disease as part of the Forbes Relay for Life.

MUDGEE: 19 Twenty will return to the Gulgong Folk Festival this year, along with a great line up of local performers.

COWRA: The popular Aqua MIPs program run by Cowra Community Health Service will start on Monday, November 3.

ORANGE: At $1.18 a litre, the price of fuel is almost at parity with our city cousins who are often spoilt with lower fuel prices.

YOUNG: The next four weeks or so may be a greater risk time for asthma suffers, according to Murrumbidgee Local Health District.

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The week that was around the region | Photos DUBBO: The second koala joey of the season has arrived at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, with female joey Matilda emerging from the pouch to the delight of keepers and visitors.
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FORBES: It was a case of ‘all hands on deck’ for Elders staff at the Central West Livestock Exchange sheep and lamb sale on Tuesday, with the local team yarding more than 3000 lambs and older sheep.

ORANGE: Bull rider Adam Hrncir is thrown from his bull during Saturday’s night’s East to West Coast Rodeo Championships at the Orange Showground. Photo: PHIL BLATCH 1017pbrodeo27

BATHURST: The Mitchell Highway between Orange and Bathurst was closed in both directions on Thursday morning after a truck crashed. Photo: NADINE MORTON

MUDGEE: Premier Mike Baird took a selfie with Queenscliff nippers, Glenn McGrath and Hugh Bateman on his 2600km trek to raise money for breast cancer care. Photo: FACEBOOK

DUBBO: Dubbo resident Terry Honeysett is not happy with the state of the Rotary Pond in Victoria Park, but council believe it is in a satisfactory condition. Photo: BROOK KELLEHEAR-SMITH

TRUNDLE: Border collie Middy, on set with Julia Billington who plays Trish in the movie All About E.

ORANGE: 2015 Orange Wine Show chief judge Gary Baldwin is impressed with the quality of entries this year. Photo: STEVE GOSCH 1016sgjudge3

YOUNG: Young Shire Council has determined it will not pursue the reopening of the closed railway line crossing points in Young.

COWRA: Cowra’s Historic Railway Station was tagged with the initials SN sometime this month, leaving regular users of the building disappointed.

BATHURST: First-time children’s author Jess Jennings has captured the spirit of a country horse race and the need to dream big in his debut book The Bronze Thong Wild Bush Horserace!

WELLINGTON: The Coo-ee March Re-enactment left Gilgandra on Saturday. It headed through Dubbo on Wednesday morning for Wongarbon then to Geurie at 4pm.

LITHGOW: The sense of relief and accomplishment was palpable when 71-year-old Bob Montgomery stopped overnight in Lithgow for the final day of his epic 4140 km bike ride from Perth to Leura, a marathon that would be daunting to men half his age.

CANOWINDRA: The exceptional crops forecast after the year’s good winter are likely to fall short of expectation.

ORANGE: Restructuring of the Orange Wine Festival timetable and boosts to marketing have drawn in a specialist Sydney crowd that festival organisers crave, according to FOOD Week president James Sweetapple.

FORBES: Jane Jelbart and Mark Jackson will be bringing their ukestration workshop to Forbes for the River Arts Festival.

MUDGEE: Heather Hooker-Dufty and her groom Chris with their driver Ian Cameron who saved the day. Photo: DEBBIE FEAR

DUBBO: Dubbo mayor Mathew Dickerson gave his thumbs up to the tipping bucket at the Big4 Holiday Park’s new water park. Photo: BROOK KELLEHEAR-SMITH

NARROMINE: Member for Dubbo, Troy Grant has thrown his hand up for the NSW Healthy Town Challenge. Mr Grant said he’s excited to get moving for the great challenge.

BATHURST: An old concrete water tank that dominates the streetscape at the top of Havannah Street is set to be converted into a dual occupancy house.

COWRA: Spring has most definitely sprung in a beautiful way this year, with thousands of flowers displaying their bright colours and aromas at every turn.

GRENFELL: The 2015 Archibull Judging took place at the Grenfell Library last Tuesday, October 13. Pictured here are THLHS students Isabell Hunter, Bridget Baker, Marie Knight and Andrew Knight with Archibull Art Judge Wendy Taylor and ‘Bullseye’ THLHS Archiubull entrant.

PARKES: Local Mini-Field of Women organiser Dianne Green and Tarlia Egan encourage community members to join them at Bushman’s Dam on Sunday and show support for women with breast cancer and their families.

ORANGE: Senior Constable Leon Lincoln, Constable Tracey Monro and Leading Senior Constable Kimberley Morgan chat with Angie and Cooper Caffin.

DUBBO: Niall McNicol, Lindsay Mumford, Michael Adams, John Keogh and Graeme Pilon with the cars up for grabs in the Bullseye Challenge at Dubbo Golf Club on Sunday. Photo: BROOK KELLEHEAR-SMITH

LITHGOW: The 1960 Hornets A-reserve side: Billy Young, Jack Green, Charlie Hewitt, Jack Power, Bob Smith, Barry Hatton and Rip Reynolds; Front row, Fred Thomas, John Furbank, Mick Smith, Kevin Mays and Wally Gaynor.

BATHURST: Acclaimed musical ‘Rock of Ages’ will be performed by the Carillon Theatrical Society next year and director Ben Hope is looking for talent to join the cast. Photo: PHILL MURRAY 101515pben

FORBES: Clowns are not usually associated with cancer but on the weekend they came out in force to raise funds for the disease as part of the Forbes Relay for Life.

MUDGEE: 19 Twenty will return to the Gulgong Folk Festival this year, along with a great line up of local performers.

COWRA: The popular Aqua MIPs program run by Cowra Community Health Service will start on Monday, November 3.

ORANGE: At $1.18 a litre, the price of fuel is almost at parity with our city cousins who are often spoilt with lower fuel prices.

YOUNG: The next four weeks or so may be a greater risk time for asthma suffers, according to Murrumbidgee Local Health District.

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The week that was around the region | Photos DUBBO: The second koala joey of the season has arrived at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, with female joey Matilda emerging from the pouch to the delight of keepers and visitors.
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FORBES: It was a case of ‘all hands on deck’ for Elders staff at the Central West Livestock Exchange sheep and lamb sale on Tuesday, with the local team yarding more than 3000 lambs and older sheep.

ORANGE: Bull rider Adam Hrncir is thrown from his bull during Saturday’s night’s East to West Coast Rodeo Championships at the Orange Showground. Photo: PHIL BLATCH 1017pbrodeo27

BATHURST: The Mitchell Highway between Orange and Bathurst was closed in both directions on Thursday morning after a truck crashed. Photo: NADINE MORTON

MUDGEE: Premier Mike Baird took a selfie with Queenscliff nippers, Glenn McGrath and Hugh Bateman on his 2600km trek to raise money for breast cancer care. Photo: FACEBOOK

DUBBO: Dubbo resident Terry Honeysett is not happy with the state of the Rotary Pond in Victoria Park, but council believe it is in a satisfactory condition. Photo: BROOK KELLEHEAR-SMITH

TRUNDLE: Border collie Middy, on set with Julia Billington who plays Trish in the movie All About E.

ORANGE: 2015 Orange Wine Show chief judge Gary Baldwin is impressed with the quality of entries this year. Photo: STEVE GOSCH 1016sgjudge3

YOUNG: Young Shire Council has determined it will not pursue the reopening of the closed railway line crossing points in Young.

COWRA: Cowra’s Historic Railway Station was tagged with the initials SN sometime this month, leaving regular users of the building disappointed.

BATHURST: First-time children’s author Jess Jennings has captured the spirit of a country horse race and the need to dream big in his debut book The Bronze Thong Wild Bush Horserace!

WELLINGTON: The Coo-ee March Re-enactment left Gilgandra on Saturday. It headed through Dubbo on Wednesday morning for Wongarbon then to Geurie at 4pm.

LITHGOW: The sense of relief and accomplishment was palpable when 71-year-old Bob Montgomery stopped overnight in Lithgow for the final day of his epic 4140 km bike ride from Perth to Leura, a marathon that would be daunting to men half his age.

CANOWINDRA: The exceptional crops forecast after the year’s good winter are likely to fall short of expectation.

ORANGE: Restructuring of the Orange Wine Festival timetable and boosts to marketing have drawn in a specialist Sydney crowd that festival organisers crave, according to FOOD Week president James Sweetapple.

FORBES: Jane Jelbart and Mark Jackson will be bringing their ukestration workshop to Forbes for the River Arts Festival.

MUDGEE: Heather Hooker-Dufty and her groom Chris with their driver Ian Cameron who saved the day. Photo: DEBBIE FEAR

DUBBO: Dubbo mayor Mathew Dickerson gave his thumbs up to the tipping bucket at the Big4 Holiday Park’s new water park. Photo: BROOK KELLEHEAR-SMITH

NARROMINE: Member for Dubbo, Troy Grant has thrown his hand up for the NSW Healthy Town Challenge. Mr Grant said he’s excited to get moving for the great challenge.

BATHURST: An old concrete water tank that dominates the streetscape at the top of Havannah Street is set to be converted into a dual occupancy house.

COWRA: Spring has most definitely sprung in a beautiful way this year, with thousands of flowers displaying their bright colours and aromas at every turn.

GRENFELL: The 2015 Archibull Judging took place at the Grenfell Library last Tuesday, October 13. Pictured here are THLHS students Isabell Hunter, Bridget Baker, Marie Knight and Andrew Knight with Archibull Art Judge Wendy Taylor and ‘Bullseye’ THLHS Archiubull entrant.

PARKES: Local Mini-Field of Women organiser Dianne Green and Tarlia Egan encourage community members to join them at Bushman’s Dam on Sunday and show support for women with breast cancer and their families.

ORANGE: Senior Constable Leon Lincoln, Constable Tracey Monro and Leading Senior Constable Kimberley Morgan chat with Angie and Cooper Caffin.

DUBBO: Niall McNicol, Lindsay Mumford, Michael Adams, John Keogh and Graeme Pilon with the cars up for grabs in the Bullseye Challenge at Dubbo Golf Club on Sunday. Photo: BROOK KELLEHEAR-SMITH

LITHGOW: The 1960 Hornets A-reserve side: Billy Young, Jack Green, Charlie Hewitt, Jack Power, Bob Smith, Barry Hatton and Rip Reynolds; Front row, Fred Thomas, John Furbank, Mick Smith, Kevin Mays and Wally Gaynor.

BATHURST: Acclaimed musical ‘Rock of Ages’ will be performed by the Carillon Theatrical Society next year and director Ben Hope is looking for talent to join the cast. Photo: PHILL MURRAY 101515pben

FORBES: Clowns are not usually associated with cancer but on the weekend they came out in force to raise funds for the disease as part of the Forbes Relay for Life.

MUDGEE: 19 Twenty will return to the Gulgong Folk Festival this year, along with a great line up of local performers.

COWRA: The popular Aqua MIPs program run by Cowra Community Health Service will start on Monday, November 3.

ORANGE: At $1.18 a litre, the price of fuel is almost at parity with our city cousins who are often spoilt with lower fuel prices.

YOUNG: The next four weeks or so may be a greater risk time for asthma suffers, according to Murrumbidgee Local Health District.

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Shellharbour a playground for new southbound whales

Brand-new humpback whales, just a few months old and still learning their tricks, have been making the most of the waters off Shellharbour as they head south towards Antarctica.
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Look mum, no hands: Mother and calf humpbacks at play off Shellharbour last week, captured by Glenn Fenwick. More: 梧桐夜网facebook南京夜网\glennfenimagery

The mum and bub pairs are heading back home after spending the winter birthing in Queensland waters.

Local photographer Glenn Fenwick has been at Shellharbour a few times over the past week and shared these photographs for Mercury readers to enjoy.

Raw power: After travelling half a continent and giving birth, this adult humpback was enjoying the chance to stretch its muscles. Pictures: Glenn Fenwick

Of course Fenwick enjoys it himself, marvelling at the giants of the ocean.

“This is the peak time for the mothers and calves returning,” he said.

“You’ve got to be patient and wait a few hours but they do show up.They come right into the bay there at Shellharbour and we just shoot from the rocks.”

He’s talking about photographers, not the harpoons shot by “scientific” whalers.

Air time: Could humpback whales be smart enough to know how envious this makes us humans? With their grace and power, the ocean’s a playground.

“They’re such a large and gentle creature, and they just seem to be having fun,” he said.“They’re an animal that were on the brink and now they’re on the way back; the numbers are up.”

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MythBusters’ best explosions over the years

Having a blast … MythBusters Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman. Having a blast … MythBusters Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman.
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Having a blast … MythBusters Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman.

Having a blast … MythBusters Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman.

After 13 explosive years, it’s been announced that MythBusters’ next season – it’s 14th – will be its last.

The popular science show fronted by Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman has staged some 3,000 experiments in that time, investigating myths as diverse as whether you can fold a piece of paper more than seven times and if it’s possible to ride a motorbike on water.

But it’s the ever more outlandish explosions for which MythBusters is best known.

The sight of Savage chortling with glee as the team creates yet another massive detonation, while Hyneman, the purist, looks on with a little more calm detachment, has become the trademark of the show.

There have been some 700 explosions over the course of the program’s 248 episodes but not all blasts are created equal.

Here, them are five of the biggest and best explosions we’ve seen.

Sparkling theory To test the theory that a big explosion could be used to compress graphite into diamonds, the team set off more than 2 tonnes of industrial explosives in New Mexico. The resulting blast in the 2009 series was the biggest ever on the show. And, yes, the experiment did create diamonds, but only of a low, industrial grade.

Dummy run The genesis of this myth is a story from World War 2 in which an airman apparently survived a 7000m fall after his landing was “cushioned” by the shockwave from an explosion below him. Employing 220kg of dynamite and a falling dummy, the myth was busted in a very loud and spectacular fashion.

Hard evidence Here the dynamic duo investigate the question so many of us have pondered over the years – is it possible to clean the inside of a cement truck with dynamite? Having figured out that it sorta works they then decide to pack the truck with 400kg of explosive and see what happens. The answer, unsurprisingly, is “no more truck”.

Cannon lore Coffee drinkers of the world beware. Not only do those little sachets of powdered “cream” taste disgusting, they can also pack quite a punch under the right conditions. Those conditions included taking a serious quantity of the stuff packing it into a cannon and setting fire to it with a flare.

Playing with matches So, you know how striking a match is, essentially, creating a small explosion? Guess what would happen if you took a million match heads and set fire to them? Yup – it makes a big explosion. A really big explosion.

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Gaven Morris replaces Kate Torney as ABC News Director

Gaven Morris replaces Kate Torney as ABC News Director Photo: Ben Timony Former ABC news director Kate Torney. Photo: Michael Clayton-Jones
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Shock as ABC news director Kate Torney quits

Gaven Morris has been announced as the director of ABC News after a successful stint as head of news content at the national broadcaster which included the establishment of ABC News 24.

Effective from Thursday, Morris will replace Kate Torney as the head of ABC’s news division after Torney announced her shock resignation in July after more than six years in the job.

Head of newsgathering, Craig McMurtrie, has been appointed deputy director.

In a statement, ABC Managing Director Mark Scott said he was confident the broadcaster would remain in reliable hands following the appointments of McMurtrie and Morris.

“Gaven comes to this role with a strong record in managing the complexity of large news rooms and, in particular, building news brands such as ABC News 24,” Mr Scott said. “He is well positioned to lead ABC News into its next chapter.”

Mr Morris started his career as a copy boy in the Parliament House bureau of The Sydney Morning Herald before going on to senior roles at Al Jazeera and CNN.

Ms Torney’s resignation after more than 20 years with the organisation came as a shock to many of her colleagues including Insiders host Barrie Cassidy, who said her departure would spell “tougher times ahead” for the ABC.

The respected journalist vacated the role to become the chief executive of the State Library of Victoria.

Ms Torney gave her blessing to her predecessor on Twitter following Thursday’s announcement, describing it as a new era for ABC News.

Cassidy also congratulated Mr Morris, describing him as “the most progressive individual at the ABC”.

Following criticism of the broadcaster’s coverage of asylum seekers and border protection forces last year, Mr Morris found himself in the headlines after sending an email to ABC staff warning them not to “embellish” asylum seeker claims of mistreatment.

The edict sent to top ABC brass followed calls from former prime minister Tony Abbott that the national broadcaster give the Australian Navy “benefit of the doubt”. New era for @abcnews -congratulations @gavmorris & @craigmcmurtrie. As a wise friend recently said to me: Let the future begin! #futurenews— kate torney (@katetorney) October 21, 2015ABC appointments. @gavmorris – Director of News; @craigmcmurtrie Deputy Director of News. A formidable team. Congratulations to both.— Mark Scott (@mscott) October 21, 2015Gaven Morris – the most progressive individual at the ABC – is the new director of news.— Barrie Cassidy (@barriecassidy) October 21, 2015

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GALLERY: The week that was in the central west DUBBO: The second koala joey of the season has arrived at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, with female joey Matilda emerging from the pouch to the delight of keepers and visitors.
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FORBES: It was a case of ‘all hands on deck’ for Elders staff at the Central West Livestock Exchange sheep and lamb sale on Tuesday, with the local team yarding more than 3000 lambs and older sheep.

ORANGE: Bull rider Adam Hrncir is thrown from his bull during Saturday’s night’s East to West Coast Rodeo Championships at the Orange Showground. Photo: PHIL BLATCH 1017pbrodeo27

BATHURST: The Mitchell Highway between Orange and Bathurst was closed in both directions on Thursday morning after a truck crashed. Photo: NADINE MORTON

MUDGEE: Premier Mike Baird took a selfie with Queenscliff nippers, Glenn McGrath and Hugh Bateman on his 2600km trek to raise money for breast cancer care. Photo: FACEBOOK

DUBBO: Dubbo resident Terry Honeysett is not happy with the state of the Rotary Pond in Victoria Park, but council believe it is in a satisfactory condition. Photo: BROOK KELLEHEAR-SMITH

TRUNDLE: Border collie Middy, on set with Julia Billington who plays Trish in the movie All About E.

ORANGE: 2015 Orange Wine Show chief judge Gary Baldwin is impressed with the quality of entries this year. Photo: STEVE GOSCH 1016sgjudge3

YOUNG: Young Shire Council has determined it will not pursue the reopening of the closed railway line crossing points in Young.

COWRA: Cowra’s Historic Railway Station was tagged with the initials SN sometime this month, leaving regular users of the building disappointed.

BATHURST: First-time children’s author Jess Jennings has captured the spirit of a country horse race and the need to dream big in his debut book The Bronze Thong Wild Bush Horserace!

WELLINGTON: The Coo-ee March Re-enactment left Gilgandra on Saturday. It headed through Dubbo on Wednesday morning for Wongarbon then to Geurie at 4pm.

LITHGOW: The sense of relief and accomplishment was palpable when 71-year-old Bob Montgomery stopped overnight in Lithgow for the final day of his epic 4140 km bike ride from Perth to Leura, a marathon that would be daunting to men half his age.

CANOWINDRA: The exceptional crops forecast after the year’s good winter are likely to fall short of expectation.

ORANGE: Restructuring of the Orange Wine Festival timetable and boosts to marketing have drawn in a specialist Sydney crowd that festival organisers crave, according to FOOD Week president James Sweetapple.

FORBES: Jane Jelbart and Mark Jackson will be bringing their ukestration workshop to Forbes for the River Arts Festival.

MUDGEE: Heather Hooker-Dufty and her groom Chris with their driver Ian Cameron who saved the day. Photo: DEBBIE FEAR

DUBBO: Dubbo mayor Mathew Dickerson gave his thumbs up to the tipping bucket at the Big4 Holiday Park’s new water park. Photo: BROOK KELLEHEAR-SMITH

NARROMINE: Member for Dubbo, Troy Grant has thrown his hand up for the NSW Healthy Town Challenge. Mr Grant said he’s excited to get moving for the great challenge.

BATHURST: An old concrete water tank that dominates the streetscape at the top of Havannah Street is set to be converted into a dual occupancy house.

COWRA: Spring has most definitely sprung in a beautiful way this year, with thousands of flowers displaying their bright colours and aromas at every turn.

GRENFELL: The 2015 Archibull Judging took place at the Grenfell Library last Tuesday, October 13. Pictured here are THLHS students Isabell Hunter, Bridget Baker, Marie Knight and Andrew Knight with Archibull Art Judge Wendy Taylor and ‘Bullseye’ THLHS Archiubull entrant.

PARKES: Local Mini-Field of Women organiser Dianne Green and Tarlia Egan encourage community members to join them at Bushman’s Dam on Sunday and show support for women with breast cancer and their families.

ORANGE: Senior Constable Leon Lincoln, Constable Tracey Monro and Leading Senior Constable Kimberley Morgan chat with Angie and Cooper Caffin.

DUBBO: Niall McNicol, Lindsay Mumford, Michael Adams, John Keogh and Graeme Pilon with the cars up for grabs in the Bullseye Challenge at Dubbo Golf Club on Sunday. Photo: BROOK KELLEHEAR-SMITH

LITHGOW: The 1960 Hornets A-reserve side: Billy Young, Jack Green, Charlie Hewitt, Jack Power, Bob Smith, Barry Hatton and Rip Reynolds; Front row, Fred Thomas, John Furbank, Mick Smith, Kevin Mays and Wally Gaynor.

BATHURST: Acclaimed musical ‘Rock of Ages’ will be performed by the Carillon Theatrical Society next year and director Ben Hope is looking for talent to join the cast. Photo: PHILL MURRAY 101515pben

FORBES: Clowns are not usually associated with cancer but on the weekend they came out in force to raise funds for the disease as part of the Forbes Relay for Life.

MUDGEE: 19 Twenty will return to the Gulgong Folk Festival this year, along with a great line up of local performers.

COWRA: The popular Aqua MIPs program run by Cowra Community Health Service will start on Monday, November 3.

ORANGE: At $1.18 a litre, the price of fuel is almost at parity with our city cousins who are often spoilt with lower fuel prices.

YOUNG: The next four weeks or so may be a greater risk time for asthma suffers, according to Murrumbidgee Local Health District.

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The NSW town sweltering with record run of 30-degree days

Bill Murray’s field in Walgett has not carried a crop for the last four years. Photo: Peter RaeAs the rest of the country experiences spring, one regional NSW town seems to have started summer two months early.
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Walgett, in the state’s north-west, marked its 22nd day in a row of temperatures above 30 degrees on Wednesday, meaning every single day of October so far, and the last of September, was a scorcher.

It’s average temperature so far this month is 34 degrees and its hottest days sent the mercury soaring to 37.8 degrees.

The record run has eclipsed the town’s previous string of 30-degree-plus days, which was only 15 in a row, according to Bureau of Meteorology heat records.

Though the above-average temperatures are immediately obvious in Walgett, higher than average temperatures have also been seen in Sydney and Melbourne this month.

In October, Sydney’s maximum temperatures have been around 3.5 degrees above average, while Melbourne has seen temperatures running 5 degrees higher than normal.

Cameron Rowntree, a grain grower and grazier at Eurie Eurie station near Walgett, says his family has endured some unusual heat this spring.

“We’re used to hot weather but it seems we had some bloody hot days lately.”

The heat, though, has come on top of an exceptionally dry period, with his area drier over the past 36 months “by some margin”, compared with previous records.

Not only is the prolonged dry spell “taxing physically” for farmers involved, it is a disaster for local businesses in north-west NSW and the 80 per cent of Queensland that has been hit by drought.

“Towns are just dying,” he said.

Mr Rowntree, whose family has run the station for the past century, said farmers “are sick of the lip service” from politicians who promise aid but few farms are eligible it.

Unable to sow grains for three years, Mr Rowntree’s farm is relying on loans to get by, just like many of his counterparts. He says banks have so far been supportive but added that they and the governments need make sure the money keeps flowing until the rains return.

Tristan Meyers, a meteorologist for Fairfax Media’s Weatherzone, said an El Niño was one factor in the higher than average temperatures in Walgett and eastern Australia.

In its latest update, the Bureau of Meteorology said drought areas could potentially be expanded by a strengthening El Niño, which will bring drier, warmer weather to Australia. The weather system generally affects inland areas more severely than the coast.

“Because we’re in El Niño conditions and we’re in spring, we’re likely to have El Niño influence the temperatures for this area of New South Wales,” Mr Meyers said. One characteristic of the weather system, a lack of clouds, helps temperatures to soar.

“So we’re likely to finish off with a warmer than average spring, as well as drier than average,” he said.

The dry conditions can be seen in the above chart from the Bureau of Meteorology, which shows most of Australia – with the exception of parts of Western Australia and Queensland – had low amounts of rainfall for October.

As for Walgett, there could be some respite on the way in the temperature stakes. On Thursday, the predicted maximum is a relatively balmy 29 degrees.

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