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Celebrate NAIDOC Week

Regardless of when it is celebrated, NAIDOC Week is an event of national importance for all Australians. A week borne from a day of protest, NAIDOC Week each year reminds us of the ongoing aspirations of our communities as they continue the movement towards justice and equality. ‘Always Was, Always Will Be’ recognises that First Nations people have occupied and cared for Australia for over 65,000 years. Importantly, NAIDOC Week is an opportunity for Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians to come together to celebrate not only Indigenous achievement but the history, rich culture, and survival of the oldest continuing living...

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Musical Theatre Returns, with Kerri-Anne Kennerley

Eliza Cusack This month, Sydney Observer spoke with the multi-talented Kerri-Anne Kennerley, as she prepares for her role in Pippin premiering this month at the Sydney Lyric Theatre. The Tony-Award winning show is characterised by its death-defying acrobatics and tells the story of a young man who is at a crossroad in his life. Unsure if he should follow in the footsteps of his powerful father, or explore his own fate, the play is a coming of age story that viewers of all ages will enjoy. The Broadway show is described as a ‘play within a play’ and is...

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Small Business Month

Isabella Ross October, otherwise known as Small Business Month, is the time for small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to seek expert advice to grow their business. NSW Small Business Month is run by the NSW Government, being the only dedicated festival for small business in the state. From the 1st to the 31st there will be a range of free and low-cost activities that Aussies can get involved in, some of which we have included below. There is no denying that 2020 has been a fraught time for SMEs who have been dealt with countless blows such as...

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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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