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Old 08-11-2011, 02:25 PM   #1
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Default National Bestprac Forum, Hawker 2011

The National Bestprac Forum is underway in Hawker, South Australia today.
Over the next two days producers and presenters will discuss options for innovation in rangelands production. A crowd in excess of sixty delegates has gathered for this inspiring Forum to hear presentations from diverse fields such as weather, finance, technology, production and environmental issues.
For more on the Forum and Bestprac in general follow the links:

www.bestprac.info
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Old 08-13-2011, 07:29 PM   #2
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Back home in the Riverina from the Bestprac conference in Hawker SA, my enthusiasm lifted by the positive people I met. Thanks Ben for bringing these pages to our attention. I hope we all benefit from the networking opportunities it will create.
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Old 08-14-2011, 01:20 PM   #3
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Good on you Bert and welcome aboard!
Was a great show, really pleased to have been involved and spread my networks with such passionate pastoral folk.
As with all these sites, they will only be as strong as the net contribution of the members, but I am hopeful it will develop to be a powerful and useful tool for us all.
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Home in NZ. Hell the place got covered in snow while I was away. Great to meet so many interesting people in Hawker and learn a bit about range land challenge
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Good on you Doug, was a great couple of days and really enjoyed meeting you and hearing your story. Always good to have a different view on our own world.
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You'll have to try one of our beautiful apples.................
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You'll have to try one of our beautiful apples.................
HAHAHA!!! Y..e..a..h.....
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Youngest son Richard has just been discharged from hospital after running to escape a fire while competeting in the Kimberely Ultra Marathon and suffering serve dehydration. 11 others were not so lucky and have burns.
Today Ben our family ducked a bullet
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That's a shocker Doug, I saw the headline but didn't even think to look re Richard.
So pleased to hear he is ok, but terrible to hear in general and I imagine some will be his friends.

Bit of a bad day all around Doug, had a helicopter crash over here, one dead, one serious but stable flown to Perth. Was a survey team that had been based at Three Rivers for the last month, they only left us on Wednesday. Such a champion bloke and only a couple of days to go with the company before starting his dream job. Poor bastard.
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Richie is fine now but left with some horrific memories. Two girls, whom he saw, are fighting for their lives. He was lucky. He had completed the gorge section 30 mins before the fire came. He ran till he was completely spent from the fire and was resuced by a television crew in a 4*4. He told me if they had not come along and it was dark he was toast, total spent.

Even at the second check point, with fire coming down on them the organisers still told them all was fine,keep going, just a bit of smoke around. LOL.......... OMG.

The one's you duck are learning experineces for the lucky.

We are extremely lucky and our hearts go to those who were not.

I see the bloody sharks are eating your people as well.

One year since the first Canty earthquake. In NZ we pray for a better year.
Bring on the Rugby World Cup.................... who ever wins something postive please.

I'm back to Aussie on the 14th to the Sun Shine Coast.... to tell more stories.
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