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    Garage sale for Vanuatu relief on Saturday


    2019 - 06.21

    A student at the Pango Centre School library in Vanuatu before it was ruined by Cyclone Pam.CLEVELAND District State High school is organising a Monster Garage Sale on Saturday, May 16 to raise money for Vanuatu relief efforts.
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    The fundraising event will be held in the Smith Street Community Hall and locals are encouraged to donate items for the sale.

    The school has close ties with Pango Village, a town close to Port Vila, and money raised will fund Cleveland High’s Vanuatu Library Project.

    Deputy principal Robyn Przewloka said her school had formed a strong bond with Pango Centre School for the past 10 years by helping build libraries and classrooms.

    “In addition to supporting our sister school community, our staff and students have built a kindergarten and resourced a number of kindergartens and school libraries in the area,” she said.

    She said that after the devastation of the cyclone, the school had been fundraising to help the people of Pango Village.

    “Our immediate concern is food and repairs to the school and kindergarten,” she said.

    The school’s chaplain, Neale Collier, was currently in Vanuatu and had arranged rebuilding with the funds raised so far.

    “He has also bought beans, cabbage, sweet potato, yams and roasted peanuts and has been delivering those items to families throughout the village,” she said.

    Mr Collier said now that immediate concerns of repairs and food relief were being relieved, it was time to concentrate on replacing the libraries that were lost in the cyclone.

    “A lack of literacy in the Pacific Islands is a major problem and Vanuatu is considered one of the worst,” he said.

    “Vanuatu has dedicated teachers, but poor teaching and learning resources.”

    He said the school dispatched a team to build libraries in three remote schools in Espiritu Santo in 2014.

    “The books have resulted in an immediate improvement in literacy, more enthusiasm for reading among children and resources for teachers,” he said.

    Items can be dropped off at Smith Street community hall on Friday, May 15 from 10am to 7pm, but larger items can be picked up by a volunteer.

    For more information or to have an item picked up, contact the school on 3824 9222 with your name, address and a brief description of the items to pick up.

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    Festival features island-style ukulele


    2019 - 06.21

    REDARTSis excited to have Bobby Alu coming to Cleveland to perform for the first time at Redlands Ukulele Festival.
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    On Saturday, June 13, Bobby will conduct a workshop and two solo sets on ukulele, snare and log drum for the daytime and evening concerts.

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    Festival goers will witness Bobby’s smooth soul island sound, afro rhythms, hint of pop and good vibes.

    In Bobby’s Samoan Island Style Uke workshop, he will give an insight to his Samoan island style of playing ukulele along with his history and understanding of the instrument from the perspective of his Samoan heritage.

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    This popular performer has performed overseas for six years and won the most popular male at the recent Queensland Music Awards.

    The rising star has performed at numerous music festivals, including Byron’s Bluesfest, Woodford Folk Festival, Nannup Festival and Island Vibe, and is an increasingly in-demand performing artist.

    Expect a fresh, simple sound with tastes of Polynesian ukulele, pacific beats, catchy songs, and powerful log drumming.

    His albums include Take it Slow and, more recently, his song Changes Changes was included on the world-renowned Putumayo Australia compilation.

    In Bobby’s ‘Samoan Island Style Uke’ workshop, he will give an insight to his Samoan island style of playing ukulele along with his history and understanding of the instrument from the perspective of his Samoan heritage.

    During the workshop, he will teach participants chords, island strumming patterns and an island song.

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    NSW weekly cattle summaryMay 7 2015


    2019 - 06.21

    Numbers slip
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    Cattle consignments in NSW slipped 2 per cent, week-on-week, for a total of 24,655 head.

    Wagga added 12 per centmore for a penning of 4397 head, as Forbes lost 17 per centat 1378 cattle. Tamworth fell by 14 per centand yarded 1675 head and CTLX consigned an extra 24 per cent, to total 3830 head. Gunnedah added another 14 per cent, compared to the previous market and penned 2480 cattle, while Inverell nearly halved its numbers at 805 head. Scone and Singleton both penned fewer cattle for a total of 1040 and 700 head, respectively, while Armidale lifted 11 per centto offer 2000 head. Casino lost 13 per cent, to total 1720 head and consignments at Dubbo slipped 2 per cent, for a penning of 4630 cattle.

    Prices push higher

    The younger cattle throughout most categories trended dearer, with the vealer steers to the restockers lifting 3¢, as the medium weights ranged from 218¢ to 286¢/kg. The equivalent weighted heifer portion gained from 2¢ to 15¢, with those to the processors realising the greater gains and averaging 234¢, after reaching 260¢/kg.

    Medium weight yearling steers to the lot feeder orders trended 8¢ dearer, making from 222¢ to 286¢, while the heavy weights also topped at 286¢/kg. The yearling heifers to the lot feeder orders trended 3¢/kg dearer. The prime conditioned younger cattle to the butchers lifted 3¢ to 10¢ and more in places, with the best topping at 286¢/kg.

    The heavy weight grown steers suitable for slaughter sold 6¢ to 12¢ dearer, with the bulk selling around the 254¢ to 260¢ range, after reaching 288¢/kg.

    Cows sold firm to 4¢ cheaper, as the plainer 2 scores averaged 168¢, with the better covered 3 and 4 scores ranging from 149¢ to 228¢/kg. Heavy weight bulls topped at 267¢/kg.

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    IN BRIEF


    2019 - 06.21

    $74m aim for Salvos
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    The Red Shield doorknock campaign for 2015 aims to raise $74 million to aid its community works.

    The appeal was launched by Governor General Sir Peter Cosgrove on Friday at Rooty Hill RSL Club.

    Volunteers will come knocking on the weekend of May 30-31.

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    Eat outside smoke-free

    Western Sydney Local Health District has reminded the community that all commercial outdoor dining areas in NSW will be smoke-free from July 6, under the Smoke-free Environment Act 2000.

    It means staff and patrons of hotels, clubs, restaurants and cafes will be able to work and dine outdoors without being exposed to harmful second-hand tobacco smoke.

    The health service is working with businesses to help them get ready for smoke-free outdoor dining.

    The legislation applies to all ignited smoking products, including cigarettes, cigars, pipes and water pipes.

    Chance to win Hi-5 visit

    Ahead of Hi-5’s upcoming national tour, Hi-5 House of Dreams, the children’s entertainment group are giving one Sydney childcare centre the chance to win a special visit.

    The winning centre will get the opportunity to meet Hi-5, learn some new dance moves and hear the group perform some of their hit songs.

    Children can colour in the Hi-5 Dream Catcher Activity sheet that can be downloaded from lifeliketouring南京夜网/win. Entries close May 15.

    Crime forum a success

    Greenway MP Michelle Rowland has thanked Quakers Hill police, the NRMA, Glenwood Community Association and Glenwood Community EyeWatch for taking part in a community crime prevention forum in Glenwood, attended by more than 60 residents.

    “Quakers Hill police was able to put things into perspective for local residents and confirmed crime was not spiking in the local area,” Ms Rowland said.

    “But the police stressed the importance of reporting crime when it occurs and in making sure residents knew the right number to call.

    “Triple-0 is for emergencies, the Police Assistance Line is for issues that aren’t urgent and the local area command can be called for all other issues.

    “Quakers Hill police also stressed the importance of locking doors and garages as a lot of break-ins are unforced.”

    Centre helps women

    The West Connect Domestic Violence Services support group — which funds the Jessie Street Centre in Rooty Hill — received a $2000 donation last week.

    The money was raised at the recent Coral McLean Awards, an annual event organised by Chifley federal MP Ed Husic.

    “The Jessie Street Centre assists local women through crisis accommodation, community outreach support and referrals to women with or without children,” Mr Husic said.

    “Not only does it give women a safe haven, but the centre offers a safe place to plan new lives.

    “It’s important to continue contributing to Jessie Street and ensure they are able to keep providing these vital services in our local area.”

    Call the 24-hour Domestic Violence Line on 1800 656 463 if you need support.

    Festival a fun day for families


    2019 - 06.21

    It’s back: Last year’s Riverstone Festival street parade. Picture: Helen NezdropaTHE final touches are being added to parade floats and final rehearsals are under way for the annual Riverstone Festival on Saturday.
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    “The festival is a promotion for Riverstone as well as a good, fun day,” festival committee president Phyllis McAlpine said.

    There will be performances on the main stage, rides, antique vehicles, an art show and the famous street parade at 11am.

    Entertainment includes performances by local singers, dance groups and school choirs.

    For those who enjoying shopping, there will jewellery, clothing and other stalls.

    Food choices range from German burgers and gozleme to poffertjes and the humble sausage sizzle.

    Mrs McAlpine said the festival began in 2000 to support the Riverstone Chamber of Commerce as part of Awakening 2000, an initiative for churches to spread the word of the Gospel.

    It had no parade and only 56 stalls.

    This year’s festival has more than 100 stalls.

    “The people of Riverstone feel like they own it,” she said.

    Organisers are hoping not to have a repeat of the 2003 festival, which had to be called off due to bad weather.