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School playgrounds open during the holidays

By at December 28, 2017 | 12:50 am | 0 Comment

School playgrounds open during the holidays

A trial program will give communities access to public school playgrounds during the summer holidays. The Come Play Summer Pilot program will open the gates of 42 public school playgrounds in NSW to allow recreational and play space to be used, including ovals and sports courts. Schools in the program will be open from 8am to 6pm more...

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NSW best place to get a job

By at December 26, 2017 | 12:38 am | 0 Comment

NSW best place to get a job

NSW has recorded the lowest unemployment rate in the country for a 30th straight month in November 2017. The latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) show the NSW unemployment rate remains at 4.6 per cent, the lowest rate since April 2008. NSW has added 188,100 full-time jobs since the last election, 75 per more...

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Operation Safe Arrival: Unlicensed, disqualified drivers and pursuits keep police busy on Day 6

By at December 21, 2017 | 4:57 pm | 0 Comment

Operation Safe Arrival: Unlicensed, disqualified drivers and pursuits keep police busy on Day 6

Police across the state have been kept busy on Day 6 of Operation Safe Arrival as drivers continue to put themselves and other road users at risk. Double demerit points kick-in tomorrow (00.01am Friday 22 December 2017) and will remain in force until Midnight on New Year’s Day (11.59pm). Assistant Commissioner Michael Corboy, of the Traffic & Highway Patrol more...

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Booze responsibly, as alcohol is set for price hike

By at December 21, 2017 | 4:43 pm | 0 Comment

Booze responsibly, as alcohol is set for price hike

The Australian Taxpayers’ Alliance (ATA), a non-partisan grassroots advocacy body representing the interests of Australian taxpayers, condemned measures stipulated in the draft National Alcohol Strategy which will see responsible consumers hit with whopping price hikes on their favourite beverages. “Australians already pay some of the highest alcohol taxes in the more...

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Do you know the top ten dog breeds in NSW

By at December 15, 2017 | 9:53 pm | 0 Comment

Do you know the top ten dog breeds in NSW

Labrador Retrievers are the most popular dog in NSW, according to the NSW Companion Animals Register. An analysis of the NSW Companion Animals Register for 2016-17 has revealed the most popular dog breeds in NSW. The register also found that Central Coast Council had the most number of dogs by local government area. The Top 10 most popular dog breeds in more...

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Despite recall, consumers won’t face shortage of mangoes this Christmas

By at December 15, 2017 | 9:36 pm | 0 Comment

Despite recall, consumers won’t face shortage of mangoes this Christmas

Despite the recall of mangoes in South Australia, consumers can be confident that there will be no shortage of mangoes this Christmas. AMIA can assure consumers that this recall will not impact supply and that there will be an abundance of quality fruit in SA and throughout Australia, over the next few weeks and into the new year. This should also have no impact on more...

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Tie the knot aboard the Manly Ferry this Valentine for just $572

By at December 13, 2017 | 11:01 pm | 0 Comment

Tie the knot aboard the Manly Ferry this Valentine for just $572

Couples are being offered the unique opportunity to get married aboard the Manly Ferry on Valentine’s Day 2018. As part of a Valentine’s Day promotion run by the NSW Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages, 24 couples will have the chance to get married aboard the Manly Ferry for $572. The nuptials will take place on one of more...

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Free university degree to teach in rural NSW

By at December 5, 2017 | 9:52 pm | 0 Comment

Free university degree to teach in rural NSW

Teaching graduates who spend three years at a rural NSW public school could receive full university scholarships. Under the Rural and Remote Rewards scheme, scholarships will be offered to 60 new teachers if they accept a posting at one of more than 150 eligible rural and remote public schools. The new scholarships, available to HSC or university students, also more...

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Top 10 surf spots in NSW, Australia

By at December 5, 2017 | 9:26 pm | 0 Comment

Top 10 surf spots in NSW, Australia

Sydney’s iconic Bondi Beach is the 10th site in NSW to be recognised as one of Australia’s top surfing destinations and named a National Surfing Reserve. National Surfing Reserves are 'iconic' places of intrinsic environmental, heritage, sporting and cultural value. Top beaches in NSW that have also been named National Surfing Reserves are: Angourie more...

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Bollywood legend Shashi Kapoor passes away at 79

By at December 5, 2017 | 1:15 am | 0 Comment

Bollywood legend Shashi Kapoor passes away at 79

Veteran Hindi film actor Shashi Kapoor passed away on Monday after prolonged illness. He was 79 He is survived by his daughter Sanjana, and sons Kunal and Karan Veteran Hindi film actor Shashi Kapoor passed away on Monday after prolonged illness, according to media reports. He was 79. "Shashi Kapoor expired at 5.20 pm on December 4 at Kokilaben Hospital, here," Dr more...

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