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Ku-ring-gai ANZAC Services

This year several COVID-safe community services are being held to commemorate ANZAC Day. Ku-ring-gai’s commemorations of Australia’s most solemn military day will commence on Sunday 25 April with two dawn services at Roseville RSL Memorial and Bicentennial Park, West Pymble. The dawn service at Roseville Memorial Park, 62 Pacific Highway will be held from 5am on ANZAC Day. The President of the Roseville RSL Sub Branch and Mayor Jennifer Anderson will deliver speeches at the service on behalf of the Ku-ring-gai community. An ANZAC Day dawn service coordinated by the Sydney North Region Scouts and Girl Guides Australia will...

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North Shore Author Making a Difference with HKWS

Isabella Ross Local author, Mary-Anne O’Connor’s new novel Sisters of Freedom is coming out this April. A narrative centring on female empowerment, the book is also set to make a real contribution to the local community as well. Sisters of Freedom is a passionate tale of three sisters as they strive for freedom and independence and follow their hearts to unexpected places. Set in the Hornsby/Hawkesbury region in 1902, the novel also follows the story of the Australian suffragettes who fought to gain the right to vote and have a say in the laws that govern them. What the...

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Celebrate Sydney Writers’ Festival Locally

Matthew Wai After a long halt from all the cancellations and delays from the previous year due to COVID-19, Sydney Writers’ Festival is excited to announce various events occurring in the coming days. Quite a few events as part of the 2021 program are being implemented across the North Shore area, allowing audiences from our community to have a chance in reaching and interacting with some great authors themselves. These events are highly anticipated, with prominent writers presenting their latest works. The theme ‘Within Reach’ is promoted to encourage narrowing the connections between readers and writers in engaging more...

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International Women’s Day

Isabella Ross At a time in history when women’s voices are louder than ever, March 8 – International Women’s Day (IWD) – is a day to celebrate the achievements of women and champion further action. #ChoosetoChallenge is the theme for this year, as from challenge comes change. People are encouraged to share a #ChoosetoChallenge image on their socials, showing a commitment to challenge inequality, call out bias and foster inclusivity. Ku-ring-gai Mayor Jennifer Anderson spoke with Sydney Observer about IWD and celebrating the achievements of women from all walks of life. “There are so many women to admire and...

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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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