West Orange Motors' truck division receives Elite Support Accreditation, Swinging Bridge moves to Orange and Hotel Orange gets a Burger Bar

West Orange Motors' truck division is the first to be given Elite Support Accreditation. West Orange Motors' Andrew Dickinson (left), service manager Justin Howarth, Aaron Daniel (second from right) and Stephen Thomas with Rod West (centre) and Chris Giesemann from Daimler Truck and Bus. Photo: JUDE KEOGH

West Orange Motors' truck division is the first to be given Elite Support Accreditation. West Orange Motors' Andrew Dickinson (left), service manager Justin Howarth, Aaron Daniel (second from right) and Stephen Thomas with Rod West (centre) and Chris Giesemann from Daimler Truck and Bus. Photo: JUDE KEOGH

If the truck doesn’t feel right on the road, West Orange Motors’ commercial vehicles division will make sure the wheels keep turning inside two hours.

The Daimler Truck and Bus dealer has received Elite Support Accreditation after a nine month process of training, upgrades and meeting 123 requirements.

Service manager Justin Howarth said trucks were different because they weren’t used for personal travel.

“For every minute the wheels aren’t turning, that’s a cost to our customer,” Mr Howarth said.

Mr Howarth said West Orange Motors was the first dealership in Australia and New Zealand to become accredited.

Hedberg Hill vineyard owner Peter Hedberg and Swinging Bridge Estate's Tom Ward. Photo: CONTRIBUTED

Hedberg Hill vineyard owner Peter Hedberg and Swinging Bridge Estate's Tom Ward. Photo: CONTRIBUTED

Bridge crossing

Canowindra’s Swinging Bridge Estate will be opening a cellar door on The Escort Way at Hedberg Hill.

Swinging Bridge’s owner Tom Ward said Peter Hedberg had provided fruit to the winery for several years and would hand it over to start a new chapter.

“Peter built and developed the vineyard, everything is in the right place,” Mr Ward said.

The cellar door is scheduled to open in August.

Mulberry Lane Veterinary Hospital's Judith Carney and Matt Bryant and Bronco at the hospital's open day.

Mulberry Lane Veterinary Hospital's Judith Carney and Matt Bryant and Bronco at the hospital's open day.

Double the size

Mulberry Lane Vet Hospital celebrated the opening of their freshly renovated premises.

“I’ve always had a vision for properly built veterinary hospital,” owner Judith Carney said.

Dr Carney said Mulberry Lane Vet had outgrown its former premises and she saw the potential in a disused building on the corner of Lords Place and March Street.

Dr Carney said it took 18 months to design, with more than double the floor space which includes separate dog and cat welcome areas, consult rooms and hospitals.

Burger boom

Ben Stewart is opening Burger Bar at the Hotel Orange. Photo: DECLAN RURENGA

Ben Stewart is opening Burger Bar at the Hotel Orange. Photo: DECLAN RURENGA

The grills at the Hotel Orange will fire up on Tuesday as the Burger Bar opens for the first time.

Former resident Ben Stewart will be manning the kitchen for lunch from Tuesday to Saturday and dinner from Thursday to Saturday.

“It’s all handmade in the kitchen, from burgers to the sides. They’re the ultimate finger food.”

Two decades

Yoga Room teachers Fiona Hawke, Tricia Shannon, Steph Bestwick and Sharon L’Estrange. Photo: CONTRIBUTED

Yoga Room teachers Fiona Hawke, Tricia Shannon, Steph Bestwick and Sharon L’Estrange. Photo: CONTRIBUTED

Originally starting out with one class and a handful of people, the Yoga Room Orange is celebrating 20 years of sharing the ancient art.

”We have grown over the years from just a few students coming to the one class that I taught each week to now having four teachers and offering 12 classes per week as well as intensives and holiday sessions for kids,” principal teacher Trish Shannon said.

As well as 30 teachers and students coming together to celebrate the milestone, senior lyengar Yoga teacher Alan Goode shared some of the secrets of the ancient art.

“He has trained all the teachers working at The Yoga Room Orange and we admire his ability to communicate the art and science of yoga to students,” Ms Shannon said.

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