Southern Inlands Brekkie Wrap | Monday, September 19, 2016

Good morning here’s your headlines from around regional Australia and beyond. Scroll down and refresh for weather, road reports and more.

Here’s something to make you laugh on a Monday morning. 

Have you ever seen someone doing this at the gym? 

7.40: GOULBURN. The second annual SPYfest event was a success on the weekend. Goulburn’s own James Bond, George Lazenby was a special guest at the event. Check out the photos from the street parade here.

7.35am: YASS. The Ambassador of Ireland HE Mr Breandán Ó Caollaí and his wife Carmel Callan attended the opening of the 11th Turning Wave Festival, Thursday, September 15. Find out more here.

Organiser Jan Scanes, Ambassador of Ireland HE Mr Breandán Ó Caollaí and his wife Carmel Callan, musician Lydia Warnock, Elder Ken Bell, (behind) Director Norman Merrigan.

Organiser Jan Scanes, Ambassador of Ireland HE Mr Breandán Ó Caollaí and his wife Carmel Callan, musician Lydia Warnock, Elder Ken Bell, (behind) Director Norman Merrigan.

7.30am: BOWRAL. Australia’s oldest traditional street parade wound its way down Bong Bong Street in Bowral on September 17. The Tulip Time Street Parade featured floats, classic and vintage cars, school groups and music as it entertained the crowd. Check out the photos here.

7.25am: QUEANBEYAN. Police are appealing for witnesses to an alleged glassing of a woman in Queanbeyan on Sunday morning. Find out more here.

7.20am: YASS. Judges have labelled this year’s Sculpture in the Paddock as the “strongest so far”, the artists work each diverse and edgy in their approach to this year’s exhibition. Check out the winning sculpture here.

‘Rampage’ by Tobias Bennett.

‘Rampage’ by Tobias Bennett.

7.15am: GOULBURN. The Goulburn Men’s Shed is going from strength to strength - with 43 members and a whole range of new activities and facilities to keep men busy. At their recent Annual General Meeting, blind wood-turner Dusty Field was elected as president. Read more here.

SKILLS: Goulburn Men's Shed president Dusty Field and John Cody in the carpenter's shop at the shed.

SKILLS: Goulburn Men's Shed president Dusty Field and John Cody in the carpenter's shop at the shed.

Roads and Rail

The Southern Highlands rail line is running smoothly this morning. 

Moss Vale Road at Cambewarra Mountain will be temporarily closed this week for essential maintenance work to improve road user safety. Work will be carried out between 9am and 3pm on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 20-21, weather permitting.

Weather 

Need a national news snapshot first thing - well, we have you covered. 

Regional

HUNTER: A teenage boy has described holding his bleeding cousin in his arms and promising him he wouldn’t die, after the 15-year-old from the Hunter was stabbed in the abdomen on Saturday night. 

The boy then picked up his cousin up and carried him along an alleyway towards some nearby homes to seek help. Read the full report.

SEPTEMBER 16: Wimmera River flooding at Horsham-Lubeck Rd, Lubeck.

SEPTEMBER 16: Wimmera River flooding at Horsham-Lubeck Rd, Lubeck.

► WIMMERA: River flooding is expected to peak on Monday morning after rain eased off over the weekend and water was diverted to multiple lakes.

With catchment areas soaked and many lakes full, the region is at risk of further flooding if heavy rains return later this month. More here.

WANTED: Pictures from CCTV footage of a man wanted by police after a robbery at a Victoria Point petrol station.

WANTED: Pictures from CCTV footage of a man wanted by police after a robbery at a Victoria Point petrol station.

VICTORIA POINT: A man armed with a knife and wearing a balaclava robbed a Victoria Point petrol station on Saturday night.

The man threatened a 21-year-old employee with the knife, demanding money from her. Read on.

COURT: Akashia Sharram Bunker smashed her friend's head into concrete at the APCO service station in North Albury.

COURT: Akashia Sharram Bunker smashed her friend's head into concrete at the APCO service station in North Albury.

►ALBURY: A woman who had her head smashed into concrete three or four times at an APCO service station wants to remain friends with her assailant.

Court proceedings have prevented Akashia Sharram Bunker, 23, and the victim from contacting each other. But Albury Local Court has heard they hope to resume their friendship once it’s legal to do so. Read on.

Dom Punch is hoping to drive again with the use of a modified, wheelchair accessible van.

Dom Punch is hoping to drive again with the use of a modified, wheelchair accessible van.

►  MAITLAND: Dom Punch’s dream has been to drive again since he suffered a severe spinal injury a year ago.

That goal could become a reality for the 28-year-old through a modified, wheelchair-accessible van. But that van comes with a price tag in the six figure range. More here.

PARADE: This year's Race Week off-track events kick-start on Wednesday, October 5 with the Supercar driver and transporter parade.

PARADE: This year's Race Week off-track events kick-start on Wednesday, October 5 with the Supercar driver and transporter parade.

► BATHURST: The biggest time of the year – Race Week – is getting ever closer and Bathurst Regional Council has now announced the guide to off-track events. 

The popular Supercars driver and transport parade will take its usual route up William Street to Kings Parade, kicking-off a jam-packed week on Wednesday, October 5 at 11.30am. More here.

PORT STEPHENS: Veterinarian Donald Hudson has always found time to treat koalas over the past 20 years and the results speak for themselves.

PATRON SAINT: Veterinarian Donald Hudson has the highest level of respect among members of the Hunter Koala Preservation Society. Picture: Supplied

PATRON SAINT: Veterinarian Donald Hudson has the highest level of respect among members of the Hunter Koala Preservation Society. Picture: Supplied

In the past four weeks alone he’s operated three orthopedic surgeries on koalas in his Noah’s Ark clinic, all of them destined for release. More here.

National news

►Black Caviar is a proud mum once again after giving birth to Snitzel filly in the Hunter Valley on Saturday. Read on.

Peter Moody has announced Black Caviar has had another filly. Photo: Joe Armao

Peter Moody has announced Black Caviar has had another filly. Photo: Joe Armao

► A simple band of gold found in a Perth street has sparked a major Facebook search to find the wedding ring's owner.

Facebook user Tony Croce sparked the search after he found the ring on the road in North Perth near Coles. Read on.

More than one in five NSW coal mining jobs have gone since employment peaked four years ago, the industry body Coal Services has revealed.

A summary of statistics for the 2015-16 financial year also shows the number of coal mines in NSW has fallen from a modern peak of 62 in June 2010 to 40 in June 2016. Read on

► Two NSW members of the outlaw motorcycle gang, the Nomads, have been charged with trafficking $750,000 worth of ecstasy after a tip off that the drugs were being flown as freight on a flight between Darwin and Sydney. Read on.

Two Nomads bikies have allegedly been caught trafficking $750,000 of ecstasy.

Two Nomads bikies have allegedly been caught trafficking $750,000 of ecstasy.

National weather radar

International news

NEW YORK: An explosion in New York City neighbourhood Chelsea has injured dozens of people.

According to police reports, the explosion occurred on 23rd Street around 8.30pm on Saturday, September 17. More here.

RIO: Iranian paralympian Bahman Golbarnezhad has died following a cycling crash, Iran's national Paralympic committee has announced.

Golbarnezhad was competing in the men's C4/C5 road race when he lost control and crashed into the asphalt, breaking his neck. He was treated at the scene before being taken to a local hospital, but the 48-year-old later died. More here.

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 17: The evening explosion at 23rd street in the popular Chelsea neighborhood injured over a dozen people and is being investigated. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 17: The evening explosion at 23rd street in the popular Chelsea neighborhood injured over a dozen people and is being investigated. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

SINGAPORE: As Red Bull driver Max Verstappen approached turn 3 of Singapore’s Marina Bay circuit, he could never have suspected what would by lying on the road in front of him. Take a look.

On this day

Iranian paracyclist Bahman Golbarnezhad, 48, has died after a serious crash during the men's C4-5 road race at the Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro. Photo: File photo/Getty Images

Iranian paracyclist Bahman Golbarnezhad, 48, has died after a serious crash during the men's C4-5 road race at the Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro. Photo: File photo/Getty Images

1870: Siege of Paris by Prussian Forces begins (lasts until January 28 1871)

1893: New Zealand becomes the first country to grant all women the right to vote

Bizarre sighting: The lizard scampered across the track after Verstappen passed it Photo: Getty Images

Bizarre sighting: The lizard scampered across the track after Verstappen passed it Photo: Getty Images

1985: Mexico City 8.1 earthquake kills 12,000 and injures 40,000

1986: US Federal health officials announce AZT will be available to AIDS patients

Facts supplied: onthisday.com

The faces of Australia: Rhys Thomas

Rhys Thomas was given three months to live, but almost three years on he is alive and recovering well thanks to a medical breakthrough lauded as a “penicillin moment” for cancer treatment.

Since being diagnosed with melanoma in October 2013, the New Lambton father-of-three and anaesthetist has been participating in a clinical trial for a new class of cancer drugs that work through immunotherapy. Read the full story.

Positive results: Dr Rhys Thomas of New Lambton is participating in a clinical trial which is showing positive results for melanoma patients and could prove beneficial for other cancer treatments. Picture: Marina Neil.

Positive results: Dr Rhys Thomas of New Lambton is participating in a clinical trial which is showing positive results for melanoma patients and could prove beneficial for other cancer treatments. Picture: Marina Neil.

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