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On the program - kite flying, another edition of Stateline.

truffle snuffling, and lots more to feast upon. But first, this region has the highest horse ownership per capita of anywhere in the a lot of horseses and owners anywhere in the country. That's

affected by the flu virus and response to it, basically to restrict all movement of horses of their anywhere outside the confines

paddocks. But at what cost those who make their living paddocks. But at what cost to

from horses? We've heard a lot about the effect on the racing the rest? And what if this industry, but what about all

hadn't been horse flu but foot and are we? and mouth, how well prepared

With spring in the there's a spring in the hoofs, With spring in the air,

as thousands of Canberra enjoy the many and varied pleasures on offer in the region. But not this spring. With horses on cancelled and postponed, the fear of the flu is in -- inflicting a is Pegasus riding for the inflicting a heavy toll. This

disabled in Holt, closed for who knows how long? Before we go into Pegasus asked to go through here. And spray this disinaffectant on our shoes. we'll do that. Just make sure disinaffectant on our shoes. So we kill any germs, and the spraying regime applies crew as well. So Toby, just spraying regime applies to the

lift your leg there. It's very now. This place is a week. We jumping. We have 100 volunteers

week a week. We have 100 riders a it's just so week coming into Pegasus. And

horses aren't even coming to the stables. Normally I come out of my office, the stables and I see out of my office, I look out

beautiful row of heads out the stable doors. We're not beautiful row of heads popping

seeing that now. It's one-on-one help. Our are doing some one-on-one help. Our coaches

which is fantastic because we rarely get the time to do that kind of training but that's a very unusual thing, too. They're normally busy out feeding horses, tacking up horses, so it's a different work environment at the moment. Is depressing? It is We work very hard depressing? It is depressing.

community organisation to We work very hard as a

deliver what we deliver. We're all very passionate about what we do. We love seeing the achieve on their horses. They love achieving on their horses and we're not able thing we're passionate about at the moment. For many of disabled children and adults the moment. For many of the

who come here, this is the highlight of their week. now. Tickle wand. Yeah, tickle wand! That's now. Tickle wand. Yeah, the

This is one of the few horses tickle wand! That's great!

allowed to move, but he's on wheels. And for the customers at this Fishwyck saddlery, there is for entry. If you wouldn't mind taking your shoes off first. This is to possibility of first. This is to stop any

infection? Absolutely. Saddles are a major part of our revenue normally. Being responsible, we can't go out and fit a to a horse which we need to do can't go out and fit a saddle to do it properly. At the moment, saddle sales have the horse rugs? Rugs are slowed right down. What about

seasonal item, but at them back and exchange if the size is wrong, once it's been on a horse, that's it, we accept it back. Primarily the on a horse, that's it, we can't

effect is that coming through the door. effect is that people are not

people at the coming through the door. Horse

gathering where other people at the moment about

people are. The obvious e flow-on from that is no sales. How much are down? Like most stores we're down 25 to 50%. That's a big hit. It's massive. With no in sight, there and many businesses like it have no idea when the customers will return. Yass-based horse chiropractor Alan McCray and his dentist brother Adrian call themselves builders but dentist brother Adrian don't

there's no done, so odd jobs around the house fill in time. But bank account. It's extremely worrying. We don't know where the end is. If you knew the point, it would be OK. the end is. If you knew the end

extremely point, it would be OK. But it's telephone has stopped ringing. They're scared to practitioners to come on. If They're scared to have

they think you've seen horse somewhere else that mean, the worrying possibly spread it to them. I

how long this thing is going mean, the worrying nature is

last. how long this thing is going to School near Curtin, last. At Forest Park Riding

down 50%. No horses are allowed in or out. The floats aren't floating, the jumping. floating, the horses aren't time for jumping. It's a frustrating

expert Grant Hughes. Basically, there's no shows to go to. There is talk probably not till after Christmas. through the country, performing our horses to get points them. That makes them them. That makes them more valuable to sell to our overseas clients. Also overseas clients. Also working here is 17-year-old show Crystal Cross. Mucking out stables isn't exactly what she'd plab - planned. There are no competitions. My horse is out. He will lose a lot of form. We'll have to scratch. It's a big setback for your your program? It is. This is my life. This is what I life. This is what I do 24/7, so now it's all put on a stop. And I've got nothing to do. Except shovel a bit of poo here? Except for clean stables. If things do go wrong, vet and horse specialist Ken Jacobs will be the first know. But he might take longer than usual getting ready. Every property we go onto, property we go onto, we have to take on a full biosecurity procedure both on and off procedure both on and off the property. That must be a real pain for you? Absolutely! totally curtailed in only doing emergency procedures for the last three weeks. The last three weeks. The it's costing us thousands a week in terms of lost income and increased While Ken Jacobs While Ken Jacobs says locally people have acted quickly and responsibly, he says the quarantine authorities have a lot to answer for. Allowing the disease into the country in the first place, and then, reacting is bad enough, but more serious diseases, that sort of thing has just totally -- is just totally horrifying. While we're at the vet hospital, a truck arrives to take a horse home. So take a horse home. So that's the permit you need? It is, yes, to move the yes, to move the horse today. And without that? Can't move. Ken Jacobs argues time to allow horses time to allow horses in flu-free areas like flu-free areas like Canberra to be vaccinated against the disease. But there's still injection against the losses suffered by suffered by so many. How long can you last if this doesn't change? I'd say about a change? I'd say about a month. And then we'll need some sort of help from the government something like something like that. 'Cause we've got trucks to pay and drivers to pay. So yeah, you just can't keep going. It's luck. Thank you. There are precious few loads precious few loads like this, and with no idea when it will all be over, the horses, their riders, and those who make living from them have no but to wait Let's hope it's over soon. Many refugees have made Many refugees have made their homes in the Canberra preej onand negative stories both personal and political and political surrounding the lives of refugees, a new film festival hopes to of those Festival is the first of its kind in Australia, about to be shown in Civic. Catherine Garrett met the organiser and two African-born two African-born Canberrans. I remember going to places sometimes when you tell people that you're Sudan, they might, you Sudan, they might, you know, pause for a moment, where is that? Is that in Africa?" Yeah! But Canberra now where now where 28-year-old Alex Donato calls home. He Donato calls home. He studied and worked here for five years, and is is a big supporter of the first refugee short film festival showing shown in the

ACT and organised by friend Mark Notaris. Yeah, so Mark Notaris. Yeah, so we're hoping to 200 or so people. That's going to lots. We've got films from as away as Nepal, and there's a couple of films from couple of films from the United States. I think that's a good to put it out to the public in many ways, and I think many ways, and I think film is one of the best ways to put it. Many it. Many Canberrans are interested and have a knowledge of refugee issues but may of refugee issues but may not have as much interaction with the refugee the refugee community. So another one of the aims another one of the aims of the evening is to bring refugee communities and the broader Canberra public together to discuss these issues and to difficulties that many of our people people are facing, language is a big problem. a big problem. Cultural differences is a big And so, it's a trauma in many areas for men. It's a loss of identity. I guess the film is trying to first bring to light the situation that the the situation that the Sudanese community's going through. It's got a particular focus on got a particular focus on young men. And the men. And the situation they face which is for the first time. He comes at the age of 18 in this the age of 18 in this country. A young man of that A young man of that age is supposed to be in Year 12. Where do you fit him in? He's so tall, he so tall, he cannot sit with the children of 10 years old. He feels embarrassed. If feels embarrassed. If people can just open themselves can just open themselves up to have some sense of curiosity, to get to to get to know something that they are they are not even familiar with and then eventually you get to know. Ther there are very good individuals out there who had refugee backgrounds. And backgrounds. And growing numbers of whom are living here, contributing to cultural and working cultural and working life of Canberra. Like Ghana born citizen of the world Multi Cull tourl Centre Civic. Since I Civic. Since I came, I've had a wonderful time. wonderful time. Emotionally I'm very happy to be here. I love Canberra! I just love it, Canberra! I just love it, and you just feel at home. I don't have to feel that sense of social isolation that I felt the US. I relax, I sleep. fences. While his own family is settled here, Kabu admits for many refugees, making peace with the past and starting over is not an easy task. You is not an easy task. You might leave your country physically, but emotionally and psychologically, you are psychologically, you are still back there. You back there. You are still remembering the war, remembering the war, still remembering the violence, still remembering all the massacre that happened that that happened that forced you to leave. And refugees still carry that burden with them. And you be talking to him, but you realise that emotionally, there's the pain. There's a sense of somehow even using word "shame". We have heard stories of family members or relatives who were killed the war, but not directly, because we got out of the country before the whole thing escalated to the level where escalated to the level where it later did. A recent trip back to Africa proved a positive experience for Alex was glad that I took it, because it opened up a new perspective for me because having seen people living having seen people living lives that they think it's happy life here, and when you compare with the lives of those people have seen in the rural parts of Africa, those they're Africa, those they're very poor, they may not have clothes on their backs, but they're very happy. The kids in the photos that I photos that I took, they are very innocent. They what they are missing perhaps, but they are happy. but they are happy. We live in a world that is being a world that is being bombarded by ads and so when you think you don't have something that has just been advertised and then you start thinking about it, you start wanting to get it, and yeah, that gives lot of stress and all stress about it. But yeah, I went back and saw that people don't stress about all those things, and I think that that's a very good parallel for a very good parallel for me, you know, having seen last you know, having seen last year and going back to see and going back to see another part of that. And your past? Yeah, and my past, That's quite a great boost my life here, I think. my life here, I think. So you're at peace with that and not too homesick for not too homesick for Africa? Canberra is home is home. Refugees are the type of people we both need should have in Australia. Not only from an economic point of view, but also from a cultural point of view. They're people that have been exposed to different cultures and extracted the best of extracted the best of those cultures. If strong in their nature and character that they all that's been thrown and still want to stay here, they're the people we need! They're the They're the people who are gonna keep gonna keep Australia going forward. Skill is an amazingly rural man, if you like. He's a big, brawny Ocker guy and big, brawny Ocker guy and he's had encounters with refugees had encounters with refugees as well and he sees a totally different perspective different perspective on effigy issues. He sees them as the solution. Our community is falling by the wayside. Over the last three years we've 2.5 teachers. We lost last year 54 children out of

section. So the community is slowly dying. I believe if we bring the refugees the community, we're the community, we're gonna build the numbers back up keep our services. All

keep our services. All of us start all over again. start relationships again, people start life again and my hope for this festival, especially for refugees come and see it, that this is

an opportunity to start again. Australia is the land of Australia is the land of second chances. The films will be shown at Centre in the North Building, London Circuit next London Circuit next Thursday. Entry by donation, and you can confirm tickets on the web site at Now to an exotic harvest worth more than its weight in gold. Around the world, there are a few select have laid sieges to our appetites and wallets. appetites and wallets. The top five most are wildly exotic are wildly exotic from saffron stalks to the illegal caviar stalks to the illegal caviar of the endangered beluga However, one of However, one of those rare and valuable foods is found not in Russia or the Middle East but just a few Canberra. Sarah Dingle reports. The Greeks wrote about them. Plato and Aristotle Plato and Aristotle thought they were great. Thought they were an aphrodisiac, So yes, they have a long history. These are producing a crop which has been praised by been praised by everyone from the prophet Muhammad designer Tom Ford. And they're doing it ahead schedule. I've harvested over schedule. I've harvested over a kilo of truffles this year. I was quite surprised. I really intend to look year 5. Do you think there is one there? Yep, I do. Just here? Wayne Haslam locally grown French locally grown French black truffles are set to take off. We've produced 20 kilos this year. Next year, I we have the potential to be 60 and then maybe the year after that, 100, and it will keep going up. And it will be impressive, I think. We could impressive, I think. We could - Canberra could become Canberra could become the truffle capital. You look across the truffle patch there, and you have no idea and you have no idea what's under the ground. And of course you are reliant on the dog to find them and then after the dog says there's something there, then you have there, then you have to go digging carefully around uncover it, and then you have to smell it to it is truly ripe and ready harvest because if you disturb it, and leave it in the ground, it will rot. And do you always use dogs to find them? Yes. You can use pigs, but nobody's training pigs any more and the pigs like to eat (Laughs) That could be a problem. It's a bit risky. Arguing with a pig for a truffle, yeah. So 40 grams. It'd be worth grams. It'd be worth maybe 70, $80. Have a smell. It's very - it's quite sharp, isn't it? Yes, yes. Sometimes it? Yes, yes. Sometimes they get a little sharp like that the end of the end of the season but that's quite a good truffle. It's earthy, it's herbal, it's forestry, it's forestry, it's a bit garlicky. It's garlicky. It's so many things at once. There's some sweet notes in there, too. I was quite surprised and overwhelmed by the quality of the truffles we the truffles we got or some of the truffles we got. We truffles from Paris -- from various places of the country, including truffles and truffles and generally they have been very good, but some that we received have been outstanding. Jan Gundlach is a local Michelin chef who local Michelin chef who has worked with truffles for years. To some tist they have to get -- a taste they have to get used to. Ultimately, to. Ultimately, I think if there is there is a well-balanced beautiful dish, most people perhaps will appreciate perhaps will appreciate it and love to eat it. If I with a truffle, could I make mess of potentially? (Laughs) Don't know how well you cook! It's always always the preparation that needs culinary needs culinary skill. Adding truffle to a risotto is programs the most in the world. -- is perhaps the most is perhaps the most simple thing in the world. Can overdo it as in adding too much quantity? It's a matter of taste. There's no limits. far the truffle trade around the ACT is open to growers. It's not an dominated by giants. I think it has enormous potential to breathe some life back into some rural communities, if people are interested people are interested in getting into planting truffles. And home-grown food the speak for themselves. Mmm! speak for themselves. Mmm! I can't praise my own can't praise my own cooking. This is I'll pick up a sack on the way home! Now another in our occasional series clubs, their eclectic activitieses and their sometimes eccentric members. Last week we meet the members of the Traditional Boat Squadron. This week Triple Six's Jo Laverty went kite flying and discovered it's always the gentle pastime we'd

imagined. OK. Go! OK. Go! We're here with Canberra Kiting today which I found out found out just before is not technically a club technically a club yet? No, we're a group of enthusiasts who play what who play what we call high performance kites, and from a numbers perspective it's very, very small very small in Canberra but we're trying to grow it form a club. What are the numbers like at moment? There's about 20 people that regularly fly. We are using ovals from the deep of Canberra right through to the northern Amaroo ovals. Can you get fit flying a kite? Very! Very! It's one of the reasons I enjoy it as the reasons I enjoy it as well. I can come down, my wife knows I'm getting into a lot of trouble without hurting anybody else and it's actually doing me a lot of good as well. There is an awful lot of power involved in the sport and yes, your upper body strength But I'm the guy that likes to

go fast, so I'm quite happily travel up to 80, 90 kilometres an hour behind my kite, where a lot of other people lot of other people enjoying doing freestyle tricks, going doing freestyle tricks, going a lot slower but maybe jumping off the ground and strapping themselves into a buggy, leaping into the leaping into the air or doing 360s on the ground. What are you doing while your going that fast? You're alive! You're in a buggy? Absolutely in the buggy with all equipment on and equipment on and you are basically just taking as much power of the available wind possible. I fly what they race kites which are race kites which are a different design and they are built to make as much speed as Rebecca, Rebecca, you're a new member with Canberra Kiting. How long have you been doing it for? Three months. Can you remember the first feeling that you had when your kite the air? I started screaming! (Laughs) And giggling. (Laughs) And giggling. But yeah. That feeling kind of never really goes away. Obviously the fear 'cause you get used to it 'cause you get used to it and it's not scary any more but it's always a little bit exhilarating. How long have you been flying kites Really? Really! You just love it? I do. It's good fun. Outdoors, fresh air, cheap. What was cheap. What was your first kite like at 10? A little paper kite. Two sticks and one string. Dissolved in the string. Dissolved in the rain. What's this kite that you have here? It's is a flexi foil. It's an 8 foot flexi foil in the rainbow colours. They don't make the rainbow colours any more. For some reason they came up with new of the few in Australia. many, do you think? Under 10. I've got three of them. It's great. What is it made out of? Just like you'd get on a normal sail cloth on normal sail cloth on a sailing boat. Got a big mesh at the front so the air can get in. It gets plenty of lift strings and when you put the strings on, you get a lift you get a good workout. You get good exercise? Arms, You're all buff from your kiteing? That's right, definitely! That's great fun. Looks like fun. the program for another the program for another week. As Pooh Bear said, As Pooh Bear said, spring has sprung, the grass has let's all enjoy Canberra let's all enjoy Canberra and the region at its best. I forward to your company again next week. Closed Captions by CSI

Hi. I'm Andy Muirhead, and this is a 1929 Essex Super Six. It's a gorgeous car, but it's not the car we're excited about on Collectors tonight. At least, not all of it. Hello, team. How are we? (All murmur greetings) You don't mind if I park here tonight, do you? I couldn't leave it out in the rain, you know. (All laugh) ADRIAN: No, no, no. We'll get to this later on, but, Niccole, a very wintry collection tonight. Yeah, it is rather, but I bet you've never seen snow at Uluru until now. I like the way you shake them and they all move around.