Category: News

Local Tennis Triumph

Eliza Cusack Team members (from left to right): Jake Delaney, Jeremy Bourgeois, Lawrence Robertson, Justin James, Jordan Smith, Blake Smith and Luke McDonald. The Grand Slam/Bisous Estate tennis team played in the finals at Naremburn on Saturday the 19th of September, beating Voyager convincingly. Sydney Badge is the most prestigious and oldest running tennis competition in the Sydney metro area and has been running since 1912. Justin James, Troy McDonald, Luke McDonald and Stuart Tompson have been mates for 20 years and have come together to create the team and most importantly, an amazing atmosphere for players and spectators. Team...

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Local News from Ku-ring-gai Council

Amid a gloomy outlook, an unexpected benefit of the pandemic includes a rise in the number of younger people volunteering and positive changes to the NDIS scheme. An assessment of local COVID-19 needs and how community organisations are positioning themselves to meet them was presented at an online Rotary meeting last week by Mayor Jennifer Anderson. Rotary clubs from Ku-ring-gai, Sydney and the UK tuned in to hear the findings delivered by the Mayor and Council staff. One unexpected result was an increase in younger residents volunteering particularly at the onset of the pandemic, due to unemployment, reduced work...

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Start the Conversation: R U OK?

Tayla Foster The ‘R U OK?’ Foundation is a nationally recognised suicide prevention charity designed to empower and inspire individuals around the world to connect with one another on a deep level. The prospective vision of the foundation is to live in a world where it isn’t taboo for someone to express their feelings openly and freely to another person in fear of rejection and judgement. Their motto, “a conversation could save a life” speaks of the simplicity in making another person’s day brighter just by simply asking them, ‘are you okay?’ Depression is a deadly silent killer, with...

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Hornsby’s Generosity for Sydney Children’s Hospital

Residents in the greater Hornsby region are amongst the most generous in the state for Cole’s appeal to support the Sydney Children’s Hospital in partnership with the Curing Homesickness Foundation. Shoppers in the greater Hornsby area, raised over $27,800 to help the Sydney Children’s Hospital, by purchasing $2 donation cards at Coles stores, contributing to a NSW state total of almost $310,000 in just two weeks. Hornsby raised over $10,000 in two weeks. Curing Homesickness is a national initiative which brings children’s hospital foundations and paediatric services from across Australia together to get sick kids home from hospital sooner...

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Budget Deficit News

Australians are receiving news that the country is set to experience the worst budget deficit since World War II, a fact that most likely does not come as a shock to many given the current circumstance. The pandemic has wreaked economic havoc across the globe, and unfortunately Australia has not been spared. News came recently that JobSeeker, JobKeeper and Coronavirus Supplement payments would extend further into 2021 at a lesser rate, therefore certifying economic stability for many. The Finance Minister announced today that the Government has thus far provided economic support for workers, households and businesses of approximately $289...

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