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Wither Hills Farm Park - track closures due to fire danger

The hot dry summer has forced the closure of most tracks in the Wither Hills Farm Park, including the Mountain Bike Park.

Due to the ‘very high to extreme’ fire risk conditions within the Farm Park, walkers and runners are asked to stay on the lower tracks around the town boundary only, and not to venture up the gullies or ridge paths.

Cyclists are asked to avoid the Mountain Bike Park as this area would be particularly dangerous in the event of a fire.

Stick to the lower tracks to avoid risk to yourself and to fire fighters.

Signs advising of the track closures have been installed at the Farm Park. The closure of these areas will apply at all times of the day.

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2019 Wajax Challenge Date Posted: Dec 9, 2019

Firstly, a big thank you to your teams for entering the Wajax Challenge Competitions, without your continued support this event would not be possible. We hope that you all had a fun and enjoyable day.

The Wajax challenge is designed for Crews from around the District to test their skills and agility. The challenge involves teams of four with hoses and a portable WAJAX pump weighing 26 kilos carried in a pack frame on the firefighter’s back.  Each team must first carry their equipment 30 metres to a water supply, set up the pump and then run out 30 metres of hose out (this part of the competition is called the Standard Wajax run). They then knock over a target (the first target is called First Water) with a powerful jet of water. After this they then attach two smaller hoses to each end of the 30m hose and knock over two more targets (the second targets are called Second Water).

To the Judges and Time Keepers, thank for your assistance on the day in officiating for this event. To Ken Rodley a big thank you for supplying the gear.

To Marianne, Mary thank you for organising the food and Todd Neal (MasterChef) for doing the cooking on the BBQ.

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