Category: News

Clean Up Australia

Isabella Ross 380,000 + ute loads of rubbish removed. 36 million hours of volunteer time donated. 18.3 million Australians getting involved over the last 3 decades. These are just some of the incredible figures to come as a result of Clean Up Australia (CUA), founded by Ian Kiernan AO. In its 31st year and with CUA Day on 7th March, we spoke to chairman Pip Kiernan about how people can get involved on the day and beyond. Could you tell our readers a bit about the #stepuptocleanup pledge? #stepuptocleanup all about encouraging our volunteers to make changes to their...

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Celebrate Lunar New Year in Ku-ring-gai!

The Year of the Ox will be celebrated in Ku-ring-gai between 1 and 26 February with a COVID-safe program of activities. Among the activities on offer are free calligraphy demonstrations, special story times for young children and performances by various cultural groups. The council was awarded a $15,000 grant for its celebrations through the NSW Government’s Lunar New Year grants program. All events will have COVID-safe protocols in place, with bookings required and social distancing safeguards. Among the events planned are: Lunar New Year – stories and craft   10 and 17 February, Gordon Library. Two special story times for...

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Valentine’s Day with Eden Gardens

It’s time to bring the love! Our new #valentines2021 collection is now in store at Eden Gardens. There are green gifts a plenty from lush plant & basket combos (save 30%), plant-hampers along with new LOVE-ly skincare and homewares.Pink and minty hues are so dreamy and can be found in our new pots. The world’s most on trend plant, and our best seller the MONSTERA is fully stocked and available at 25% off. Our handmade KOKEDAMAS make the best Valentine’s gift and you can get 2 small for $40 (one for you and one for a friend). Limited edition...

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Dine & Discover NSW

The NSW Government’s economic stimulus program Dine & Discover is set to create a boost for dining, arts and tourism businesses. The program will be rolled out in The Rocks and in Broken Hill in early February and in late February it will expand to the Northern Beaches, Sydney CBD and Bega Valley. Eligible businesses in the Davidson electorate can now register to take part in the NSW Government’s major economic stimulus program, Dine & Discover NSW. “It has been especially tough for those businesses affected by the Northern Beaches lockdown. Many small local businesses had to shut down at...

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How to be an Ally on January 26th

Courtesy of the Queer Advocate and Amnesty Australia What is Invasion Day? Otherwise known as ‘Survival Day’ or ‘Day of Mourning’, January 26 marks the date Caption Arthur Phillip and 1,500 convicts, crew, marines and civilians claimed the land and raised the British flag for the first time at Sydney Cove in 1788. In the 10 years that followed, it is estimated that Australia lost 90% of its Indigenous populations, the world’s oldest living cultures dating back over 60,000 years. With this in mind, it is understandable that January 26 has never been a day for Indigenous Australians to...

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