Dindemic: Hawkesbury - New South Wales - Australia

By dindemic // February 17 2014 // 0 comment
The Hawkesbury Australia Day Awards are an integral part of Australia Day celebrations, recognising and honouring the outstanding achievements of everyday Australians in the Hawkesbury.  The following award categories allow individuals, community groups and organisations to be recognised for their unique contributions to the Hawkesbury and encourage others to participate in lending a helping hand.The Mayor of Hawkesbury, Councillor Kim Ford said that the Hawkesbury Australia Day Awards are an important way for the contributions of those in the Hawkesbury to be recognised.

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The family day care sector has been recognised for its high standards in childcare and education, following the latest report from the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority on the National Quality Frameworks (NQF).Hawkesbury Family Day Care has been given an overall rating of exceeding the National Quality Standard.The quality areas are educational program and practice; children’s health and safety and practice; physical environment; staffing arrangements; relationships with children; partnerships with families and communities; and leadership and service manage

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By dindemic // February 17 2014 // 0 comment
Lend a hand and help clean up Australia on Sunday, 2 March 2014Every year Clean Up Australia Day encourages and inspires thousands of Australians to take to their local park, waterway, bushland and streets and help make a difference to their local environment.In 2013 an estimated 550,300 volunteers removed 16,150 tonnes of rubbish at 7,341 sites right across the country.

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By dindemic // February 17 2014 // 0 comment
The Mayor of Hawkesbury, Councillor Kim Ford has expressed disappointment at the recent theft of park furniture from Hanna Park, North Richmond and Navua Reserve Grose Wold, each valued at $4,500.The Mayor of Hawkesbury, Councillor Kim Ford has expressed disappointment at the recent theft of park furniture from Hanna Park, North Richmond and Navua Reserve Grose Wold, each valued at $4,500.The furniture had only recently been installed for the use of visitors to the recreational areas."Vandalism and theft of park improvements such as this is a crime against our community;" said Councillor Ford.

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By dindemic // February 17 2014 // 0 comment
Twenty One years after the passing of Professor Fred Hollows, Hawkesbury Central Library will host a special touring exhibition celebrating the life and work of the late eye surgeon.

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The new Library, Museum and Gallery What's On program for December 2013 to February 2014 is now available. The new School Holiday Activities brochure for January 2014 is also available.The printed versions may be collected at the Libraries, Gallery or Museum and also available online www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au.

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By dindemic // February 17 2014 // 0 comment
Hawkesbury City Council is calling on locals with an interest in the environment to consider joining one of its Bushcare Groups.The groups, which are scattered throughout the Hawkesbury, help with bushland regeneration and the planting of native trees and shrubs.Each group is made up of volunteers who need no prior experience to join.

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By dindemic // February 17 2014 // 0 comment
Christmas carols from the Macquarie Towns Choral Society brightened up the Hawkesbury Central Library last week to mark the start of Christmas festivities in the local area. Library patrons of all ages enjoyed the celebrations.The Hawkesbury District Health Service also held its annual tradition of 'Lighting of the Christmas Tree' on the first Thursday of December to celebrate the festive season with a focus on hope and healing.

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By dindemic // February 17 2014 // 0 comment
In an effort to improve road awareness and safety for children, Hawkesbury City Council is proud to announce the Keep Our Kids Safe campaign, an initiative to support road safety around local schools.Council will increase the frequency of Parking Compliance Officers working around schools this term. Officers will focus on drivers, parents and carers who ignore warnings about illegal parking and dropping off practices.

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By dindemic // February 17 2014 // 0 comment
While Christmas is known as the time to be kinder to our fellow man, spare a thought for our planet.Over the festive season, we eat, drink, party and buy more than any other time of the year, but it’s also when we consume more and generate more waste, which is tough on the environment.Australian households throw out around $5.2 billion of food every year, enough to fill more than 450,000 garbage trucks, yet last year we still spent around $913 million on extra food at Christmas (CBA Consumer Christmas Spend Report 2012).

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