Jul 29 2014

National Tree Day goes ahead

Locals grabbed hold of their gloves and spades on Sunday to plant 1000 trees along the banks of the Wollondilly River.

After two previous cancellations due to poor weather , a large number of people met at the end of Albert Street to continue the Wollondilly River Restoration project

The day which coincided with National Tree Day is the country's largest community tree planting event and gives people the chance to do something positive for the environment.

Councillor Robin Saville was just one of many who helped out and says there was a great spirit amongst locals.

Some of the seedlings planted included an array of bottle brushes, tea-trees, wattles, gums and banksias.

The restoration project is still in its early stages and there still needs to be a number of willows and old stumps removed.

However Mr. Saville says things are gradually coming along.

Jul 29 2014

Local horse trainer's call for a fair go

A local horse trainer is standing up to the Mr. Bigs of Racing NSW and is demanding that Goulburn be given its fair share of the more lucrative Friday schedule.

Ken Callaghan has finally broken his silence after becoming fed up with Goulburn being allocated just four out of 20 Friday meets each year.

TAB turnover for Tuesdays range from $700,000 to $800,000, while Friday's attract between $1 million and $1.5 million.

Mr. Callaghan believes Goulburn is getting the raw end of the stick with the Hunter Valley receiving the pick of the crop.

Goulburn's racing surface is considered the best in NSW and it's very popular for owners who want to stay for the weekend.

The good news is that Goulburn will host four and then six Fridays the following two seasons.

However Mr. Callaghan says that's not good enough and believes, the racing fraternity in Southern NSW have to take a stand.

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