Category: News

COVID-19’s Impact on the Creatives Industry

Isabella Ross There is no question that COVID-19 has had a significant impact on both the current and future state of the arts industry. With news that all non-essential gatherings of more than 500 people be cancelled, the everyday Aussies who rely on such income from these gatherings will be affected. ‘I Lost My Gig’ has been recording the financial impact of event cancellations and postponements across Australia and New Zealand. Incredibly, creative industries have seen a loss in over $47 million of revenue. A loss of jobs is over 190,000 and the total number of events cancelled is...

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Here’s Why You Should Always Have Rice Stocked In Your Pantry

Mary Therese Rice is typically associated with Asian cuisines, but it’s actually a versatile ingredient that works well with a range of flavours and seasoning. Moreover, a quick overview of rice on Verywell Fit explains that, depending on the type of rice that you choose, this ingredient can serve as a good source of carbohydrates, vitamins, and fibre. That being said, this super grain certainly deserves to be a mainstay in your pantry, and here are some reasons why: Pushes back nausea: If you’re feeling a little nauseous and want to throw up, studies on Medical News Today have found that eating...

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What’s On This Senior’s Festival

Isabella Ross There are lots of fun events and programs running this month and the next regarding seniors! With something perfectly suited for everyone, now is the time to enjoy all the wonderful activities on offer for our local North Shore seniors. KU-RING-GAI COUNCIL: 12 February – 2 April Ku-ring-gai Council’s ‘Everything for Seniors Day’ Indoor Expo is coming this February 17, with plenty of events, activities and information on offer. The day-long event will be held at Turramurra Uniting Church Hall and Turramurra Seniors Centre in Gilroy Lane, Turramurra from 10am to 2pm. Along with all the fun-filled...

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DonateLife Week Underway

Isabella Ross DonateLife Week is officially underway, aiming to raise awareness and registrations for organ and tissue donors. The Minister responsible for the Organ and Tissue Authority, the Hon Mark Coulton MP, urged Australians to not only register but also ignite conversation within the community. “With more than 1,400 Australians on the waitlist for a lifesaving transplant at any one time and a further 11,000 on dialysis, I’m urging people to get online this week and sign up. It’s important that we get as many people as possible to consider the benefits and understand that by registering, they may...

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Kelly’s Office Furniture: Local and Proud

Isabella Ross Opening its doors in 1955, Kelly’s Office Furniture has been a staple business within the Northern Beaches for over 60 years. Moving into its third generation of family members, Sydney Observer sat down with Isabella Harbutt to discuss the history of the business and its success. Their History “In 1955, the business primarily dealt with army disposals. David Harbutt brought the office furniture side of the company into action in 1985, beginning in a garage with only a handful of second hand filing cabinets, desks and chairs next door to the Kelly’s disposals shop,” revealed Isabella. Now...

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