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A CARAVAN burnt to
the ground at a property at
Waikerie on Saturday night.
The Country Fire Service
(CFS) was called to the fire, but
Waikerie CFS captain Shaun
Arnold said by the time they
arrived it was almost finished.
"It would have burnt really
quickly," he said.
"I think it only took about 10
or 15 minutes for the whole cara-
van to be burnt down.
"The caravan was only a
small one, and a bit old too, but
it's still scary quick."
No one was injured in the
blaze, and the source of the fire
is still being investigated.
A property at Warrawee in
Waikerie was evacuated last
Thursday when smoke from an
unknown source started filling
The smoke was reportedly
caused by a faulty fluorescent
light in the roof.
Waikerie Country Fire Ser-
vice (CFS) were called to the
location, but no fire was located.
Two ﬁres in Waikerie but no one hurt
Vocational award win for cousins
IT was a family affair on the
podium at the Riverland and Mallee
Vocational Awards on Friday night.
Cousins Cody Milne and Casey Cocks
were crowned the 2016 Apprentice and
Trainee of the Year respectively before
a crowd of about 250 people at the Berri
Problem solving, innovative and for-
ward thinking contributed to Cody's
The 20-year-old Riverland and Data Se-
curity apprentice stood out from a group
of young finalists, winning the title at
Friday night's Riverland and Mallee Vo-
cational Award ceremony, along with the
data and voice communications industry
Cindy's Hair and Beauty apprentice
Chernoa Morrow won School-based Ap-
prentice of the Year, Bonney Lodge Nurs-
ing Home trainee Tayla Kingham took
out School-based Trainee of the Year and
Waikerie's Erica Austria was crowned
Vocational Education and Training (VET)
Student of the Year.
Waikerie's Emma Ziegler was an-
nounced as runner up School-based
Trainee of the Year working for Illalangi
Gourmet Foods in Waikerie.
Berri Rotary Club Secretary and joint
award co-ordinator Bruce Richardson
said it "felt fantastic" to reward the ef-
forts of young people in the region.
"Although we had a few less finalists
this year, we have had more support,"
"It was great to see an increase in at-
tendance numbers Friday night.
"The support we get from the employ-
ers and sponsors is incredible."
Mr Richardson encouraged other ap-
prentices and trainees to apply with the
program next year.
"These awards help to build the nomi-
nees' self-esteem and confidence," he said.
"To go through the process they have
to complete an application form and then
there is an interview process - teaching
them new skills.
"The program highlights the nomi-
nee's individual strengths and helps them
to prepare for and approach things in the
Member for Chaffey Tim Whetstone at-
tended the award ceremony and congrat-
ulated everyone involved with the event.
"The 2017 Riverland and Mallee Voca-
tional Awards were another wonderful
example of the community support for
our apprentices, trainees and vocational
students and it was fantastic to see fami-
lies and employers attending to acknowl-
edge all of the winners, finalists and
nominees," he said.
"Apprentices and trainees are ex-
tremely important to the region and
utilising their skills is critical for the
region's future development."
Apprentice of the Year:
Winner Cody Milne (River-
land Data Security).
Runner-up: Melanie Cran-
mer (Loxton Community
Trainee of the Year:
Winner Casey Cocks (Pure
Skin Beauty and Spa).
Runner-up: Mark Feath-
erston (Tim Whetstone MP).
of the Year: Winner Chernoa
Morrow (Cindy's Hair and
Runner-up: Braydon Eck-
ermann (G.J. Dix Engineer-
ing).School-based Trainee of
the Year: Winner Tayla King-
ham (Bonney Lodge Nursing
Runner-up: Emma Ziegler
(Illalangi Gourmet Foods).
VET student of the
Year: Winner Erica Austria
(Waikerie High School).
Runner-up: Chloe Warrick
(Loxton High School).
Pickering (Gibbs Auto and
construction: William Carr
(Prestige Kitchens and
Wilksch (Statewide Group
Training, hosted by Central
Melanie Cranmer (Loxton
Community Hotel Motel).
Data and voice
communications: Cody Milne
(Riverland Data Security).
Goldfinch (Cindy's Hair and
WAIKERIE High School's Erica Austria (right) was
crowned VET Student of the Year, while Emma
Ziegler was runner up School-based Trainee of the
Year (Illalangi Gourmet Foods).
PHOTOS: Christian Longobardi
2016 Vocational Award finalists back, (from left) Emma Ziegler,
Chernoa Morrow, Casey Cocks, Melanie Cranmer, Tayla Kingham,
Chloe Warrick, Keenan Wilksch, Mark Pickering. Front: Mark
Featherston, Katelyn Lynch, Cody Milne, Jacquline Goldfinch,
Erica Austria and William Carr.
2016 Vocational Award finalists back, (from left), Mark Pickering,
Mal Ryan, Melanie Cranmer, Keenan Wilksch, Tamara Mann, Leyla
Demir, Jacquline Goldfinch, Laura Shaw. Front: William Carr and
Main award winners
Emma works at
Foods, where it was
suggested by owner
Keryn Gorman that she
study certificate 3 in
Emma said she took
up the extra study be-
cause she thought it
would be a great oppor-
tunity to increase her
knowledge and experi-
ence within her job.
She plans to study
a human movement
course at university.
Laura is a hairdress-
er as BJ's Hair and
Beauty Salon, where
she did her work ex-
perience while still at
Laura said the work
that she wanted to
follow a hairdressing
She is currently in
her fourth year of the
Mal works as an
apprentice at Errol
Mattschoss Motors and
Mal said he always
wanted to do a trade.
He is currently in his
fourth year of appren-
ticeship as a motor me-
awards finalist Emma
Motors apprentice of the
year finalist Mal Ryan.
BJ'S Hair and Beauty
Salon trainee of the year
finalist Laura Shaw.
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