The Border Watch : January 1st 2016
SOCIAL FEED Border Watch Mount Gambier ALL SMILES: Lauren Kramins and Zac Kain celebrated the new year together at the beach. @kyraTBW firstname.lastname@example.org Star Wars inspiration POPULAR Mount Gambier body artist Maharnia Nube recently teamed up with photographer Leigh from Steamkittens for a Star Wars inspired project. The duo combined their talents to create an effective and eye-catching series of photographs shot at the Umpherston Sinkhole in Mount Gambier. Maharnia created a dynamic Star Wars look for the shoot and Leigh added special effects, lighting and Photoshop magic to lift the images. New Year’s celebrations TODAY is the first day of 2016 and this week people have been looking back on the year that was. Last year included a range of high and low lights, but the new year is a chance to start fresh and positive. Mount Gambier residents celebrated at numerous events held within the city including the New Year’s Eve festival at Vansittart Park, while others travelled to Robe or Beachport. For some - a quiet night in with family and friends was the best way to end 2015. Dani McKinnon: “What a year! TRENDING NOW What is dominating news feeds across the Limestone Coast 2015 has been the craziest year of my life by far.” Caitlin Dow: “Well 2015 you have been an incredible, exciting and emotional year.” Britt Allen: “Definitely a year I will never forget. This year I really figured out who is with me for life and who isn’t. This year taught me that if someone wants to be in your life they will, and if they don’t put in the effort, they don’t deserve to be.” Lauren Kramins: “What a view! Last day of 2015, finally. Out with the old and in with the new.” Leigh posted the finished product on his Facebook page Steamkittens and attracted plenty of interest. Both artists created videos about their experiences and Maharnia posted a tutorial about how to create the look. Maharnia Nube : “The shots have turned out amazing!” Steamkittens: “Maharnia was up at 4am to paint herself red, which I think is amazing but I think the photos we got are worth it.” Dan Heald: “Amazing body art.” John Brown: “Now that is movie magic Miss Dreambolic, beautiful work thanks for sharing with us.” Tracy Nube: “So amazing, brilliant photography and special effects, love it!” Hot weather Happy New Year Bayside Festival #2015bestnine Life jackets in focus A MOUNT Gambier man who lost his father in a tragic boating accident two years ago made a renewed call for the mandatory wearing of life jackets at sea earlier this week. Jamie Coates said the State Government must mandate life jackets to stop these tragedies occurring along the region’s coastline every year. Readers logged on to The Border Watch Facebook page to post their own opinions on the matter. Adam McDonough: “No it should not be law. Make your own smart choices, you know the risks. We do not need a law to tell you to use your head.” Shannon Nicholls: “People should do this regardless of it being a law or not! You may think you are a strong swimmer or the seas are not rough enough but if for some 6 - The Border Watch, Friday, January 1, 2016 reason you are separated from your vessel and can not get to the shore, you are no longer responsible for just yourself. What about all the lives you are effecting of those that now have to try and rescue and search for you!” Andrew Schubert: “Jamie’s family knows what it’s like to lose someone in a tragedy like this, people should just put life jackets on when they go out on a boat, they save lives. It doesn’t matter if you are a great swimmer or not in rough sea’s everyone struggles with it. All it takes is 30 seconds to put a life jacket on.” Lyn Kells: “Why wouldn’t anyone want to wear a life jacket when boating, heck it might just save your life! Whether it’s mandatory or not, it’s common sense to wear one, or risk drowning.” ACTION: Maharnia Nube poses for Leigh of Steamkittens for a special collaboration shoot. ON FIRE: Maharnia Nube teamed up with Leigh from Steamkittens to create these daring Star Wars inspired photos. Festival fun set for bayside THIS Sunday families are set to flock to Port MacDonnell for the annual Bayside Festival. With plenty of stalls, food, drinks, activities, amusements and entertainment the small seaside town is well prepared for festival goers. Warm weather is expected to attract plenty of people to the festival. Popular contests including the junior and senior bungy pull and octopus will return, challenging competitors and entertaining audiences. Maddy Murdoch, Aine Tyrrell and Band and Jay Hoad will hit the stage to bring their unique music performance to life.
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