Border Breakfast Wrap | Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Good Morning Border

Today's Instagram #PicoftheDay by @page_22_ of the fog over Mungabareena Reserve.

Today's Instagram #PicoftheDay by @page_22_ of the fog over Mungabareena Reserve.

Wake up to this view this morning? Morning frost and fog across our region, clearing to a sunny day and a top of 16 in Albury-Wodonga. Max temps: Corowa 15, Culcairn 16, Wangaratta 14, Corryong 14, Bright 14, Falls Creek 7.

Catch up on news here:

Mystery surrounds veteran's war medals

Detective Ian Deverell hopes to reunite Frederick Camden Mayne's next of kin with his medals. Extensive checks have been unable to find any family or link the items to any crimes. More here

It's an honour to be a man. Officially. Royally.

Of the 968 people who made the Queen's Birthday honours list on Monday, women received just 30.6 per cent of those awards. I could have sworn it was 2017. More here

Thurgoona men's shed expansion can start 

A last minute contribution of $186,000 was made to the Thurgoona men's shed expansion in the Albury Council budget for 2017-18. The men's shed has agreed to share their facilities with a newly formed women's shed group. More here

Purpose built ED rooms to hold aggressive patients

The launch of a new WorkSafe television advertising campaign calls for the public to respect healthcare workers and to stop attacking them. More here

Bill Taylor Cup set to shine under lights

It’s not very often you get a shot to play a big game under lights. Mark Sanson is hoping his side can make the most of it at Lavington Oval on Wednesday night for the Albury Wodonga Senior Schools grand finals. More here

State of the nation

Need a national news snapshot first thing - well, we have you covered. 

Regional news

► NSW: A man who allegedly abducted and sexually assaulted an 18-year-old girl during a terrifying 19-hour road trip has been charged by Wagga police...read on.

The route of the alleged abduction road trip.

The route of the alleged abduction road trip.

►VICTORIA: Ballarat City mayor Samantha McIntosh has labelled pranksters who placed an onion crown on the bust of former Prime Minister Tony Abbott immature and disrespectful.  Mr Abbott copped flak on social media in 2015 when he ate a raw onion.

A civic leader has hit out at pranksters who adorned Tony Abbott's bust with an onion crown and notes.

A civic leader has hit out at pranksters who adorned Tony Abbott's bust with an onion crown and notes.

QLD: When mother-of-two Amanda Brady wrote a public social media post about Birkdale flower seller Walter Graves she was astounded by the response – “I didn’t realise how much the post was going to explode.” 

Birkdale flower seller Walter Graves says Queenslanders are really friendly. His challenge is to get a thumbs up from every car that drives past. Photo: Cheryl Goodenough

Birkdale flower seller Walter Graves says Queenslanders are really friendly. His challenge is to get a thumbs up from every car that drives past. Photo: Cheryl Goodenough

National news

► Nowra High School was placed under police guard on Tuesday morning, after a 16-year-old boy issued a violent social media threat to students and teachers...read on. 

The Facebook post targeting Nowra High Public School.

The Facebook post targeting Nowra High Public School.

 The Turnbull government will break through the country's former debt ceiling this week, breaching the $500 billion mark as it doubles the credit card bill it inherited from Labor...catch up on all the details here.  

Senator Pauline Hanson in the Senate at Parliament House on Tuesday 28 March 2017. Photo: Andrew Meares

Senator Pauline Hanson in the Senate at Parliament House on Tuesday 28 March 2017. Photo: Andrew Meares

►Women in the public service are paid on average 8.6 per cent less than their male colleagues, well below the 19.6 per cent private sector pay gap, a new report has shown. The average base salary for women was $84,104, well below the $92,036 base salary for men.

News New Public Service Commisioner John Lloyd The Canberra Times Date: 22 January 2015 Photo Jay Cronan

News New Public Service Commisioner John Lloyd The Canberra Times Date: 22 January 2015 Photo Jay Cronan

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World news:

 London: British Prime Minister Theresa May was warned about the dangers of calling an early election and told more than two weeks before polling day that she risked losing her parliamentary majority, Fairfax Media has learned...read on.

Lynton Crosby, left, and Mark Textor after addressing the Australian British Chamber of Commerce at The Westin Hotel, Sydney. 6th August 2015 Photo: Janie Barrett

Lynton Crosby, left, and Mark Textor after addressing the Australian British Chamber of Commerce at The Westin Hotel, Sydney. 6th August 2015 Photo: Janie Barrett

► Phnom Penh: Australian nurse Tammy Davis-Charles, facing a Cambodian court, has angrily denied police allegations about her role as a surrogacy broker for Australian and American biological parents.

Cambodian surrogate mother Hour Vanny, holding the two page document she signed with the company Fertility Solutions, operated by Australian nurse Tammy Davis-Charles. The written agreement required her to take medications during pregnancy as directed. Picture: Craig Skehan

Cambodian surrogate mother Hour Vanny, holding the two page document she signed with the company Fertility Solutions, operated by Australian nurse Tammy Davis-Charles. The written agreement required her to take medications during pregnancy as directed. Picture: Craig Skehan

FACES OF AUSTRALIA: Brad Paterson

Steely determination: Brad Paterson starred for the Australian under-17 hockey team in their tour of Europe. Photo: Ivan Sajko

Steely determination: Brad Paterson starred for the Australian under-17 hockey team in their tour of Europe. Photo: Ivan Sajko

This Port Macquarie teenager made quite an impression in the under-17 All-Australian hockey team’s tour of Europe.

It was Paterson’s performance early in the tour that set tongues wagging when he was voted best on field in a 4-2 win over the Germans.

“In the first practice match I got man of the match for the game,” he said.

“Goalies don’t usually get man of the match so I was pretty shocked and didn’t know what to do when they announced it.”

Read his full story here.

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