Home' The Murray Pioneer : February 14th 2017 Contents www.murraypioneer.com.au Tuesday, February 14, 2017 NEWS 7
Tim Whetstone MP
Member for Chaffey
phone: (08) 8582 4230
fax: (08) 8582 4231
PO Box 959 Berri SA 5343
Apprentices and trainees shine
The Riverland and Mallee’s top apprentices,
trainees and vocational students were
recognised during the annual awards in Berri
last week. The awards are a wonderful occasion
to acknowledge the efforts of our apprentices
and trainees who play an extremely important
role as a core part of the region’s workforce.
Another element that is very encouraging is
the family support for these young people.
Congratulations to all of the winners, finalists
and those nominated.
Bruce and Allan: community champions
Well done to Renmark’s Bruce Mellett OAM
and Loxton’s Allan Voigt AFSM, who were
bestowed with national honours over Australia
Day. Bruce received an Order of Australia
Medal for his contributions to the community
and if you have lived in the Riverland for the
past three decades you would have heard him
on the radio or as MC at countless events. Allan
received a prestigious Australian Fire Service
Medal for his 38 year career in the Metropolitan
Fire Service and is a well-known local volunteer
and contributor. Both well-deserved honours.
Domestic violence on agenda at public
I’m encouraging the community to attend a
public forum at the Berri Town Hall on March
22, from 7pm, focused on the issue of domestic
violence. Hosted by the South Australian
Police, the forum will feature speakers from a
number of agencies, along with Superintendent
James Blandford, who will be part of a panel
taking questions from the audience. A light
supper will be provided. Domestic violence is
sadly prevalent in our community and we need
to do everything possible to stop this scourge.
Talking about the issue is extremely important,
so it would be great to see you at the forum.
Riverland Youth Theatre is offering locals
between the ages of 15 and 26, interested in
Theatre an opportunity to travel to the Fringe
in Adelaide, and to Mildura to see shows, meet
artists, take part in workshops and go backstage.
The small group selected will also take part
in creating workshops for the Riverland
community and preparing a performance to be
presented at the end of 2017. Applications close
on February 19 and to apply visit: https://ryt.
Recreation Awards open
Recreation SA members can now nominate
individuals and organisations that make an
outstanding contribution to the recreation
industry through an awards program. The
categories for nomination are: Recreation
SA Award, Recreation Industry Professional
of the Year and Watch Around Water Award.
Nominations for the awards must be received
by March 10, 2017. To apply contact 8271 6874
or visit http://recreationsa.org/
Celebrate brilliant local businesses
Locals are encouraged to nominate small
to medium sized businesses and charities
that show strong creativity, persistence and
resilience, take risks and are committed to
our local communities as part of the 2017
Telstra Business Awards. Nominations for
the Telstra Business Awards can be made at
telstrabusinessawards.com. Nominations close
midnight on Thursday 16 March, 2017.
Tim Whetstone MP
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Casey clean-up at awards night
Apprentice of the Year: Winner Cody Milne
(Riverland Data and Security), runner-up:
Melanie Cranmer (Loxton Community Hotel
Trainee of the Year: Winner Casey Cocks
(Pure Skin Beauty and Spa), runner-up: Mark
Featherston (Tim Whetstone MP).
School-based Apprentice of the Year: Winner
Chernoa Morrow (Cindy’s Hair and Beauty),
runner-up: Braydon Eckermann (G.J. Dix
School-based Trainee of the Year: Winner
Tayla Kingham (Bonney Lodge Nursing Home),
runner-up: Emma Ziegler (Illalangi Gourmet
VET student of the Year: Winner Erica Austria
(Waikerie High School), runner-up: Chloe
Warrick (Loxton High School).
Automotive: Mark Pickering (Gibbs Auto and
Building and construction: William Carr
(Prestige Kitchens and Cabinets).
Electrical: Keenan Wilksch (Statewide Group
Training, hosted by Central Irrigation Trust).
Commercial cookery: Melanie Cranmer
(Loxton Community Hotel Motel).
Data and voice communications: Cody Milne
(Riverland Data and Security).
Hairdressing: Jacquline Goldfinch (Cindy’s
Hair and Beauty).
MAIN AWARD WINNERS
of the Year
Trainee of the Year Casey Cocks (right) receives her award from Michael
Kuhr of Training Prospects.
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