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Rich Evans, Editor

Rich Evans, Editor

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An Uncommon Path

As many of you know I have long been an advocate for destigmatizing Mental Health and have written at length in our publications about my own battles. On the first of January this year, I locked myself away in a hotel room in Sydney and wrote. One of the benefits of having been in this ... Read more
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Local Sculptors win big at SIG

Sculptors Harrie Fasher and Nicole O’Regan have both won prizes in this year’s Sculptures in the Garden.   Harrie was awarded the Sculptures in the Garden and Mid-Western Regional Council Acquisitive prize for her work ‘Ahead’ Friends of Sculptures in the Garden prize was won by Harrie’s good friend and studio assistant, Nicole O’Regan for ... Read more
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World Teachers Day

“As we celebrate World Teachers Day I am reminded of the changes to the educational landscape over the last 2 years. It has been challenging for the whole educational community.  I really want to acknowledge the effort, care and consideration the Portland Central School teachers provide for students each and every day. They have remained positive in ... Read more
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NSW Premier resigns

Meeting people who are always under the spotlight usually goes one of two ways. You only get the media groomed version no matter if the camera is rolling or not, or you get to see the real person. The latter was the case when I had the pleasure of meeting Gladys Berejiklian on a visit ... Read more
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Stay-at-home orders introduced for Oberon

Stay-at-home orders for the Oberon Local Government Area (LGA) will be introduced from 6pm today for seven days due to an increased COVID-19 public health risk.  This stay-at-home order will also apply to anyone who has been in the Oberon LGA since 20 September.  Everyone in this LGA must stay at home unless it is ... Read more
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EnergyAustralia pledges to accelerate the clean energy transition

EnergyAustralia has today reaffirmed its commitment to the clean energy transition with an updated Climate Change Statement. The declaration now features specific emission-reduction targets and a commitment to develop a plan to transition out of coal.  Mark Collette, EnergyAustralia Managing Director, said: “The clean energy transformation is accelerating, with more renewable, storage and flexible energy ... Read more