Councillors will meet behind closed doors late on Tuesday night to choose a new general manager, but it may be days before that decision is made public. Wagga mayor Greg Conkey said a shortlist of three to five candidates had been prepared from a field of about 25 applicants for the city’s top job, which is worth $350,000 per year.
Unseasonably warm weather kept volunteer firefighters busy across the weekend, with blazes near Uranquinty, Tarcutta and Gundagai. Brad Stewart from the Rural Fire Service said a helicopter was needed to fight a fire off Westbrook Road at Oberne Creek, which came with two kilometres of a soft pine plantation. “We had to engage a helicopter, we had 12 trucks and 26 volunteers there on Saturday night and Sunday,” he said. “Whilst the fire was in fairly rugged terrain it posed no threat to life.
A freak windstorm threw a family event at Lake Albert into chaos on Saturday, with cars crushed and children lucky to escape from an overturned jumping castle. Stephen Lamont said his son and four other young children had just go onto a jumping castle, which has a large slide attached, at the Riverina Truck Show and Kids Convoy when a gust of wind alerted the operator to the danger. “He started yelling at the kids to get off while the other guy started deflating the ride,” Mr Lamont said.
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Selecting a term
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