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Brotherly love: Drew Tyler will join his brother Matt at Springbank in 2015. PICTURE: KATE HEALYTHERE will be double the Tyler influence at Springbank in season 2015.
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The younger brother of former Brisbane Lions player Matt has joined the Tigers after making the move from Horsham District Football League side Rupanyup, where he played the past three seasons.

Drew Tyler is expected to boost a Springbank midfield missing last year’s Central Highlands Football League best and fairest Luke Fisher, who has signed with Donald.

His recruitment comes through the obvious connection with Matt, who joined the club last season, but also an association with new coach Terry Simpson during his time at Lake Wendouree, where he last played in 2011.

Springbank will rub shoulders with Fisher in a pre-season practice match against Donald on March 21 before a game against Geelong and District league side Newcomb.

These hit-outs will serve as a lead-in to the round one encounter against Dunnstown on April 11.

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INTEREST rates were left on hold by the Reserve Bank of Australia yesterday, but local observers suggest another cut may becoming in the near future.
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On hold: The Reserve Bank has decided against moving on rates.

Reserve Bank Governor Glenn Stevens said in his statement that after reducing the cash rate to a historically low 2.25 per cent last month it was appropriate to hold steady.

He also said the board would assess the case for cuts in the coming months.

ANZ regional executive Lionel Sexton said he believed this was a sign of a reduction around the corner.

“The upshot is there’s not a lot of concern about rates going up,” Mr Sexton said.

“The way the statement has been worded, it would imply that there’s room for a rate cut to come, either in April or May.”

The statement also mentioned the Australian dollar had “declined noticeably” against the US dollar and declined somewhat among a basket of currencies.

Mr Sexton suggested this trend could be good for the region. “A positive is the view that there will probably be an increase in exports that will drive growth in the economy,” he said.

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Tom Richardson will accompany partner Kimberly Erin on guitar during her yoga sessions at the Port Fairy Folk Festival.THE evolution of Tom Richardson as a performer will take another step forward at the Port Fairy Folk Festival.
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Richardson has been a regular on stage at the main festival arena since emerging as a highly talented performer at a young age.

The Warrnambool singer-songwriter-guitarist will return to the festival this weekend to add another string to his bow.

Richardson will perform alongside his partner, Canadian-born Kimberly Erin.

The couple will conduct Yoga Loves Music sessions on the Railway Place stage from 9am on Saturday and Sunday.

Erin is a Yoga Alliance certified chakra instructor and will use her expertise to conduct yoga sessions at the festival.

Richardson will use his skills with a guitar to produce a live soundtrack for the sessions.

Richardson said he is excited to be back at the festival with a new project.

“I didn’t actually apply to play in the main arena this year. The festival have been so supportive of me over the last few years, I thought it was time for them to be able to offer someone else the chance,” Richardson said.

“I love the festival so it is great to be able to come here with Kim and do this together.

“Kim has Seachange Yoga in Warrnambool, which is going gang-busters, so we hope everyone comes along to Railway Place and joins in.”

Richardson will also be busy at the festival overseeing the APRA Songs in Schools project.

This has seen Richardson go into Emmanuel, Brauer and Warrnambool colleges and work with music students on the art of songwriting.

This work will come to fruition on Sunday from 10.30am on the Railway Stage when the students perform original songs they have written.

As a performer who has risen through the ranks, Richardson is thrilled to be involved in giving young talent a chance to shine.

“The big thing about this is the students get the chance to play at the Port Fairy Folk Festival,” he said.

“That is one of the messages I will be getting across to them — this festival is as good as any so to be playing at it is a massive opportunity.”

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CONSTRUCTION work on Ouyen’s new recreational lake will begin this year.
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Imagine it: Deane Munro and Ray Morrish of the Ouyen Lake working group with the concept plan for the lake. Picture: Louise Donges

A further boost for the project came this week when a mining company announced it would tip in $75,000 for the project.

Mineral sands miner Iluka Resources pledged its financial support for the lake at the monthly meeting it holds with local residents to update them on its mine’s activity.

Establishing a lake for fishing, boating and water sports has been a long-term goal of the Ouyen community.

The lake will be built atthe site of the town’s old reservoir.

The State Government provided $500,000 toward the lake, which provides Ouyen residents with their first spot for recreational water activ­ities since the old Walpeup Lake dried up in 1998.

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Moyne Warrnambool Road Users Group’s Nicole Wood (second from left) with Warrnambool police officers (from left) Sean Halley, Trudy Morland and John Keats.150303VH55 Picture: VICKY HUGHSONPOLICE chiefs are urging all motorists to take extra care this long weekend as visitors flock to the south-west for the start of the annual tuna fishing season and the Port Fairy Folk Festival.
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Police will be out in force during the long weekend as part of Operation Arid, which aims to combat a traditional Labour Day spike in road trauma.

Senior Sergeant Russell Tharle, of Warrnambool police, said extra officers were rostered on this weekend to assist in Port Fairy and target driver behaviour across the south-west.

He said those officers would be on the road from Friday through to Monday with a focus on drink-driving, driver distraction and speeding.

“We would ask all motorists to plan their drives and take two-hour breaks when they feel tired so everyone can have a safe and enjoyable long weekend,” Senior Sergeant Tharle said.

Portland road policing sergeant Ryan Nelson said tuna were being caught in small numbers off Portland and he expected an influx of anglers.

“The tuna are definitely out there and there will be a lot of fishermen on the roads this weekend,” he said.

Senior Sergeant Tharle also warned that automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) will be used in the Warrnambool area during coming weeks.

He said the ANPR system detected stolen vehicles, stolen registration plates, vehicle whereabouts, unlicensed drivers, drivers with an interlock condition and unregistered vehicles. Every police vehicle will act as a mobile booze bus and motorists can be breath-tested and drug-tested anywhere and any time.

Meanwhile, fatigue and speed will be the focus of a new six-month campaign by police and the Moyne and Warrnambool Road Users Group.

Victoria Police south-west road safety advisor Acting Senior Sergeant Sean Halley said both issues had been prominent in recent collisions across the region. He said it would target drivers attending carnivals, festivals and those travelling to and from the south-west on holiday.

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