Border Breakfast Wrap | Tuesday, June 20, 2017

​Good Morning Border

The dawning of a new day! Our Instagram #PicoftheDay is by @categeard.

The dawning of a new day! Our Instagram #PicoftheDay is by @categeard.

You can’t see much at the moment with a very foggy start to the morning. The fog will burn off across our region and Albury-Wodonga is expecting a top of 14. Max temps: Corowa 13, Culcairn 14, Wangaratta 14, Corryong 13, Bright 13, Falls Creek 6.

Catch up on news here:

Man charged following violent tomahawk attack

A 21 year old Wodonga man has been charged over a violent altercation with a 20 year old Thurgoona man in his home. Both men received injuries from the use of knives and a tomahawk. More here

Lavington teacher wins NSW humanitarian award during Refugee Week

Murray High School teacher Kerrie O'Connell says students from refugee backgrounds bring many skills to the Border. "They all want to be productive in our community." More here

Deaths show drivers have to take more care

“I think the big message here to get out is when you’re driving at 2.30 in the morning, on a country road or any road for that matter, be aware of wildlife and be aware of fatigue issues.” Detective Inspector Winston Woodward More here

Albury Council recommends indoor pool be placed on the back-burner

Albury Council's community and cultural committee has recommended the long-running aquatics strategy be ripped up and focus directed to retaining the Albury and Lavington outdoor pools with the latter to be potentially replaced in 2021-22. More here

Australia: We’re not all white, middle class and thin

First up, Mia Freedman, the publisher of the Mamamia website, made a hash of a podcast interview with Roxane Gay. Then ABC Melbourne radio presenter Red Symons asked ABC podcaster Beverley Wang whether she was "yellow" and wondered, "What's the deal with Asians?" These stumbles paint a picture of a public class struggling with the complexities of identity in the 21st century. More here

State of the nation

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

Regional news

Albury: A rare albino wallaby and her joey has been spotted out and about near the Border. Parks Victoria ranger John McDonald said the wallaby had been living in the same region for five years. Read on.

► Tamworth: TWO Tamworth schools are set to benefit from a multi-million-dollar cash windfall to be announced in Tuesday’s state budget.

The Leader can reveal Tamworth Public School and Farrer Memorial Agricultural High School will receive funding for extensive upgrades including new classrooms and learning centres. Read on. 

FUNDING: Farrer's Latrell Allan, Austin Scrivener, Jai Gilmore, Patrick Hickey, Fletcher Shearman and Jack Dawson are looking forward to the new buildings. Photo: Peter Hardin

FUNDING: Farrer's Latrell Allan, Austin Scrivener, Jai Gilmore, Patrick Hickey, Fletcher Shearman and Jack Dawson are looking forward to the new buildings. Photo: Peter Hardin

► Mount Isa: The office of Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove has released a Facebook video of his visit to the Cloncurry Show on the weekend.

The video features some aerial shots of Cloncurry and surrounds plus highlights from his speech formally opening the pavilion on Saturday. More here.

SPECIAL GUEST: The Governor-General and his wife get a tour of the Cloncurry Showgrounds with Mayor Greg Campbell. Photo: Samantha Walton.

SPECIAL GUEST: The Governor-General and his wife get a tour of the Cloncurry Showgrounds with Mayor Greg Campbell. Photo: Samantha Walton.

► South Australia: A man has died after a quad bike crash at Wompinie near the New South Wales border.

Just before 11pm on Sunday, June 18, police were called to a private road on Wompinie Station near Cockburn after a 37-year-old man from the station had crashed while riding the bike. More here.

National news

► Port Macquarie engineer and surfer Dale Carr has a joke about how he got bitten on the "fart gun".

But there was nothing very funny about his experience one August afternoon in 2015, when he was attacked by a 2.7 metre shark, about 150 metres from the shore at Lighthouse Beach.Read on.

► Australians fear foreigners and robots, the governor of the Reserve Bank says, creating the "real crisis" in the economy of record low real wage growth through increased competition.

Speaking at the Crawford Australian Leadership forum in Canberra on Monday, Philip Lowe also took aim at the ongoing gridlock of the Australian political system, blaming it for lost opportunities and stifling economic growth. Full report here.

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World news:

► London: One man has been killed and eight taken to hospital after a van was used to drive into people at Finsbury Park in north London.

Police say one man has been arrested and there are a number of injured people being treated at the scene.

Metropolitan Police said it was dealing with a "major incident". Read on.

Jewel Topsfield These are photos of Ardi Rizal, the Indonesian toddler who started smoking when he was two and kicked the habit when he was four. I took the photos. Some of them are holding up a YouTube video of his younger smoking self and some are with his mother Diane.

Jewel Topsfield These are photos of Ardi Rizal, the Indonesian toddler who started smoking when he was two and kicked the habit when he was four. I took the photos. Some of them are holding up a YouTube video of his younger smoking self and some are with his mother Diane.

London: It began with a sudden, frantic knocking on a door, late at night.

On the fourth floor of Grenfell Tower, a block of flats in west London, pregnant Maryam Adam, 41, had been deep in sleep when the loud banging woke her. The clock told her it was just after a quarter to one in the morning.

She went to the door. It was her neighbour, identified by one newspaper on Thursday as a 44-year old taxi driver from Ethiopia. Read on.

Firefighters inspect the remains of Grenfell Tower from a cherry picker. Photo: Getty Images

Firefighters inspect the remains of Grenfell Tower from a cherry picker. Photo: Getty Images

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