The devastation after the Derrinallum explosion caused by Glenn Sanders (right).GLENN Sanders often told his friends he was going to go out with a bang, and it was a threat that came truein a big way on April 12, 2014.
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The coronial inquest into Mr Sanders’death was told there were seven explosions on the night in question.

“At 1.20am, while speaking with negotiators, there was an explosion in the house, then the (improvised explosive device Mr Sanders)was wearing (exploded),” the counsel assisting the coroner told the court.

“The house blast, through a conduit, triggered five other blasts.”

The site of the explosion at Derrinallum, with Mr Sanders’ mother’s house undamaged at the bottom of the image.

Mr Sanders was killed and two police officers were injured.

The blast decimated Mr Sanders’ house and numerous sheds, and the court heardthe chain reaction of blasts was probably triggered“by a timer device that was activated when police first arrived” around 7pm on April 11.

Mr Sanders’ mother’s house, located nearby, was miraculously undamaged. His friend Andrew Breen told the inquest that was an example of Mr Sanders’ uncanny ability with explosives.

“That’s how bloody smart he was–he could set a bomb off and not destroy his mother’s house 30 metres away,” Mr Breen said.

Mr Breen, who referred to Mr Sanders as his best mate, received a phone call from his step-brother 40 minutes after the series of explosions tellinghim Mr Sanders was dead.

The explosive world of Glenn Sanders TweetFacebookAt 8am, Mr Breen called Crimestoppers to let them know he had“further information on where the location of more explosives may be … (and) trying to tell police where I’d expect explosives to be hidden”.

“I said to them nothing is what it appears to be,” he told the inquest.

“There are fire extinguishers that aren’t fire extinguishers.”

Mr Breen detailed to police what he knew about the Sanders’ farm from decades of visits, including the location of two shipping containers buried behind one of the sheds. He said it was impossible to tell they were there, with the entrance hidden under a steel plate, piles of tyres and miscellaneous debris in a nearby shed. There was also an eight-by-eight metre bunker, with an entrance through an old stock crate, buried behind the old dairy. At one point, Mr Sanders had a hydroponic set-up in the bunker growing cannabis.

Mr Breen said Mr Sanders would paint detonator cordblack to look like regular electric cables, which meant any wire running between buildings on his property could in fact be part of an intricateexplosive device.

Mr Sanders always had explosives nearby in the 18 months between his second wife dying and his own death.

“One day … when I went for a visit Glenn was wearing a black bra which he had made into (an) ‘explosive vest’,” Mr Breen said in his statement to police.

“This vest consisted of the black bra filled with Powergel sticks and about 30 metres of detonation cord. From that time on, every time I saw Glenn he was wearing that vest. He wouldn’t leave the house without wearing it. He would often go into town wearing the vest under his shirt. Glenn said to me once that when ‘they’ came for me they would more than likely grab my arms.

“He then showed me pressure switch detonators on the shoulders of the vest so he could activate it with his head. These switches looked like door bells, or a white button. He would often talk about another vest which was similar but contained more explosives. Glenn told me all the time that these vests were so ‘they’ couldn’t take (him) alive.”

Mr Breen also told the inquest he recalled seeing Mr Sanders take out his wallet to reveal “ablock of explosive gel squashed down into his wallet”.

“That’s another back up one,” Mr Sanders told Mr Breen.

Mr Breen also reported seeing Mr Sanders demonstrate “using a mobile phone as a detonator”, which he used to blow-up a coke bottle filled with one of his homemade explosive brews.

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THE Hunter played host last week to one of New Zealand’s most distinguished vignerons – 80-year-old Irish-born Alan Brady, the pioneer of modern-day winegrowing in the South Island’s Central Otago area.
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I chatted with Alan after he toured Hunter wineries, including Brokenwood, Tyrrell’s and McWilliam’s Mount Pleasant, and he told me he had come “to try and educate my palate in Hunter semillon”.

As the man who touched off Central Otago’s growth into a global centre of pinot noir excellence, Alan particularly valued his Mount Pleasant visitbecause the MV6 pinot noir clone was developed from its Mothervine vineyard in Marrowbone Road, Pokolbin.The vines came from cuttings from Burgundy’s famed Clos Vougeot vineyard and the MV6 clone has created pinot noir vineyards around and New Zealand.

Alan has a deep passion for pinot noir and, while conceding that sauvignon blanc has been a triumph for NZ wine, confides he is happy to drink a glass of SB once a year.The son of a County Down newspaper proprietor, Alan worked in UK journalism and aged 23 took himself off to New Zealand, spending 17 years in print journalism and as editor of New Zealand Broadcasting Corporation’s Dunedin newsroom.

Seeking a country retreat for himself, his then-wife and their daughters, Alan in 1976 gratified his love of Central Otago by buying 6.5 hectares of briar-infested Gibbston Valley land containing stone stables.Against a wall of scepticism, Alan was convinced that his property’s three-hectare lucerne paddock section had the terroir of Burgundy and was suitable for wine grapes.

The journalist became a builder’s labourer to turn the stables into a home and a vigneron in 1981-1982 to plant 350 vines and in 1987 to produce Central Otago’s first commercial wine.From there he founded Gibbston Valley Wines and spent 17 years growing it into what is now one of NZ’s most-visited, most pinot noir-awarded wineries.

In 1997 Alan sold Gibbston Valley and formed and became the hands-on winemaker for the nearby Mount Edward operation. Then in 2004 he moved into what he termed “retirement mode”, quitting from Mount Edward to set up his third Central Otago venture – the Wild Irishman brand making 10 to 12 barrels of pinot noir a year from Bannockburn and Gibbston area grapes.One of his neighbours is film star Sam Neil, whose Two Paddocks vineyard is among Central Otago’s 100 producers with 2000 hectares of vines that have followed in the footsteps of this wildly visionary Irishman.

SPECIAL VISIT: Alan Brady (second from left) and his partner Rosie Ferriswith managing director Bruce Tyrrell and chief operating officer Chris Tyrrell at Tyrrell’s Pokolbin winery.

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There have been 13 quad bike deaths in since 2011, with 32 deaths in NSW alone – including kids as young as seven.NSW Labor says it will consider introducing laws preventing kids under 16 from getting on adult-sizedquad bikes as riders orpassengers, in the wake of a number child deaths and injuries associated with the vehicle.
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Mandatory helmet use and safety training would be part of the state Opposition’s quad bike safety push heading to the 2019 election, while it has urged State and Federal government to address quad bike deaths as an issue beyond the farm gate.

Mandatory helmet useand safety training would also be part of the Opposition’s quad bike safety push heading to the 2019 election, whileit has urgedState and Federal government to addressquad bike deaths as an issue beyondthe farm gate.


One in two riders has crashed their quadState government, meanwhile, says it is already in discussions with its Federal counterparts on the topic, meeting with Senator Michalea Cash last week.

Primary Industries Minister Niall Blair also announced a new research project into quad safety through the Department of Primary Industriesand SafeWork NSW, while in recent months government has alsoincreased safety equipmentrebates, and scrapped training costs.

Labor propose age restrictionsThere have been 13quadbikedeaths in since 2011, with 32 deaths in NSW alone –including kids as young as seven.

Last month aQuad Bike Workplace Safety Survey, carried out by a team from the University of NSW Transport and Road Safety Centre, showedone in two riders has crashed their vehicle –andtwo-thirds of those crashes have been rollovers–spurring state government tolobby for Federalaction.

A Labor-organised quad bike safety roundtable at NSW Parliament on Mondayfeatured medical, farm industry, andrural lobby groups, as well as the Federal chamber of Automotive Industries and Vehicle manufacturers. Labor said government declined an invitation to the event.

Labor said age restrictions for adultbikesemerged as a key plank in reducingdeaths, with the partyconsidering the introduction of legislation into NSW Parliament, bringing in a minimum age under which adultquadbikescould neither be driven nor ridden on as a passenger.

“While we welcome the Government assistance to famers and farm workers – this is ignoring the broader issue of young kids getting killed onquadbikes,” Opposition Primary Industries spokesman Mick Veitch said.

“We have manufacturers saying that kids under 16 years should not be riding adultquadbikes, yet this is not backed up by legislation.

“The Government had failed to comprehend the broader issues aroundquadbikefatalities and were simply looking at it as an on farm issue, and it was time for the issue of age restrictions to be considered by Parliament.”

Other issues raised at the roundtable was the need for mandatory helmet use as well as education and training over the safe use ofquadbikes.

NSW government says it is working with the fedsMinister for Primary IndustriesNiall Blair said the research project between NSW DPI and SafeWork NSW would help shapefuture safety measures.

“We’re committed to doing everything we can to reduce injuries on farms and make sure landholders are fully equipped with both the knowledge and tools they need to operatequadbikessafely,” Mr Blair said.

“I would encourage anyquadbikeusers to take part in this opportunity which will help us understand how we can ensure injury rates drop as close to zero as possible.”

Minister for Better Regulation MattKeansaid that “while Labor was busy talking, the government was taking strong action, by investing in a range of quadbikeinitiatives”.

“In the past three months, we have increased our rebates, scrapped training costs and launched a confronting advertising campaign as part of a $2 million program,” he said.

“I welcome any action that helps us understand attitudes towardquadbikesafety on farms and look forward to working with the commonwealth after our successful meeting with Senator Cash.”

The project will begin later this month and interviews will be conducted withquadbikeusers from a range of backgrounds.

To register interest in participating in the research program, click this link.

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Holiday reform: Travelling Frogs co-founders and partners Mark Cavanough and Samantha Alford. Picture: Penelope Green A badtenant and good advice led Mark Cavanough and his partner Samantha Alford to launch aholiday rental website they say offers bang for the buck and injects cash into communities.
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Two years ago, Mr Cavanough, an Inspector with Fire & Rescue NSW, had “the tenant from hell” in the investment apartment he bought in Merewether in 1999. When he had the tenant evicted, a friend urged him tolist the apartment with US accommodation holiday rental brokering giants Stayz and Airbnb.

But Mr Cavanough soon grew “frustrated at how I was being dictated toinrunning my property” and, after talking to otherproperty owners, realised he was not alone.By the time Stayz phased out its business model of afixed fee per night and yearly membership in favour of a 10 per cent commission, heand Ms Alford had done enough research to offer an alternative.

In 2016 they launched Travelling Frogs, a holiday rental accommodation website they say fosters a good rapport between property owners and their guests and supports regional .

Travelling Frogs has three membership platforms with no other fees.

Mr Cavanough sayslocal property owners and their guests currently give about $1 million per day to foreign-owned Stayz and Airbnb via commissions, with research showingproperty owners and their guests in Port Stephens pay $3.5 million per year to the two US giants, with those in the Hunter Valley outlaying more than $3 million per year.

The Travelling Frogs model, he says, offers old-fashioned customer service and aids property owners and gueststo work together.

He says the money saved to both parties in commissions can be spent in communities –from the property owner hiring a manager and paying a cleaner to the guest having more holiday money to spend in their destination.

Ms Alford says Travelling Frogs supports tourism in areas that may ordinarily not be viewed as destinations, for example allowing farming or mining areas hit by industry downturns to diversify income via farmstays.

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Top priority for mesh inquiry Direction: Victorian Health Minister Jill Hennessy has ordered an investigation into doctors allegedly performing pelvic mesh surgery at a Melbourne hospital, including former Newcastle University associate professor Richard Reid.
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Investigation: The Northern Hospital in Melbourne’s Epping is the subject of a Safer Care Victoria investigation of pelvic mesh surgery.

Mesh: Former University of Newcastle associate professor Richard Reid is one of three doctors being investigated for alleged pelvic mesh surgery on women at a major Melbourne public hospital.

Inquiry: Dr Richard Reid at his eastern Sydney office before his retirement in January.

Inventor: Inventor of the Tissue Fixation System (TFS) pelvic mesh device, Dr Peter Petros, is alleged to have assisted a specialist do TFS surgery on women at the Northern Hospital, while a director of TFS Manufacturing.

No comment: Victorian gynaecologist Dr Max Haverfield declined to comment after questions about a 2015 research paper supporting an n-manufactured pelvic mesh device.

TweetFacebookThese are very serious and concerning allegations, which we have referred to Safer Care Victoria for investigation as a matter of priority.

Victorian Health Minister Jill HennessyPelviperineology.

In the research paperDr Haverfieldconcluded TFS procedures were “minimally invasive, safe and effective” based on a trial of 40 women at Northern Hospitalbetween December, 2009 and July, 2010.

The research paper was published after the TFS device was cancelled by ’s Therapeutic Goods Administration in November, 2014, because of lack of evidence of its safety and efficacy, and while the Adelaide-based TFS Manufacturing was preparing an appeal against the decision.

Published: A section of the research paper showing the period of the trial, the aim, and a photo of one of the anchors that are a feature of the TFS pelvic mesh device.

In a statement Northern Health said Dr Haverfield was a visiting gynaecologist at Northern Health until 2014.

“Northern Health does not have any record of its human research ethics committee having granted approval to Dr Haverfield to conduct the research studies described,” a spokesperson for the health service said.

“Each surgery performed is fully documented in individual clinical records relating to that patient and such records include details of the consent obtained for surgery.”

Ms Hennessy referred the matter to Safer Care Victoria after questions from the Newcastle Herald.

Safer Care Victoria was established after a damning report into the Victorian hospital system in October, 2016 following a cluster of baby deaths at a Bacchus Marsh hospital.

Safer Care Victoria acting chief executive Ann Maree Keenan said the new public health watchdog was leading Victoria’s response to complaints by thousands of n women about pelvic mesh devices for incontinence and prolapse complications after childbirth, which have prompted a Senate inquiry into how they were cleared for use in .

“Safer Care Victoria is working with Northern Health to investigate the matters that have been referred to the agency by the Minister,” Ms Keenan said.

NSW Health said Dr Reid in 2013 was not required to advise the NSW Medical Council where he was working, but conditions on his registration included that he keep a log book recording “each surgical procedure that he performs”, and forward a copy to the Medical Council every three months.

“There is no record held by the Medical Council of NSW of Dr Reid advising the Council that he was assisting with any surgery in Victoria in 2013,” a NSW Health spokesperson said.

NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard said it was “very concerningthat a doctor in NSW can go to Victoria and the conditions and pre-existing concerns not be necessarily noted and acted upon”.

In MayNSW Greens MP David Shoebridge raised questions in NSW Parliament about Dr Petros, Dr Reid and Dr Haverfield and the Northern Hospital.

Dr Haverfield advised there would be no commentafter written questions from the Herald.

Dr Petros and Dr Reid did not respond to questions.

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