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Historic gold medal for indigenous figure skater

Historic gold medal for indigenous figure skater

Harley Windsor and his partner Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya have created history overnight in Tallinn, Estonia by becoming the first Australian figure skaters to win a gold medal at an ISU Junior Grand Prix. Coming from a surprise third after the short program and with well-credentialed Russians teams ahead and behind the Sydney-based pair, Harley and Katia […]

Adoption made easier

Vulnerable children in Out Of Home Care are a step closer to finding a stable family for life with adoption legislation coming into operation in NSW. Minister for Family and Community Services Brad Hazzard said the legislation ensured the Institute of Open Adoption Studies could access information from a range of organisations to inform open […]

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Childbirth injuries more common than we thought

According to Medibank research released last week, nearly three in four Australian women who’ve had a vaginal birth in the last five years suffered an injury as a result. Perineal tears were one of the most prevalent injuries reported, affecting 43 per cent of women, while other common injuries included haemorrhoids, at 38 per cent, […]

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Happier older Aussies

Happier older Aussies

One of Australia’s largest online wellness surveys reveals baby boomers believe they are happier and healthier than millennials   The latest results from Nestlé Choose Wellness Quiz show respondents aged 55 and over believe they are happier, healthier and more optimistic than millennials. According to the survey, baby boomers believe they get better with age […]

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Uber partners up to TripGo

Uber partners up to TripGo

With 1 in 10 Uber trips in Sydney already starting or ending within 200 metres of a medium frequency public transport hub,  Uber will be partnering with TripGo to help more Sydneysiders use ridesharing to complement and extend the reach of public transport. In an Australian first, TripGo users will be given access to real […]

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25th anniversary for Australia’s first speed skating gold medal

25th anniversary for Australia’s first speed skating gold medal

25 years ago in 1991 at the World Short Track Speed Skating Championships in Sydney, Steven Bradbury, Kieran Hansen, Andrew Murtha, Richard Nizielski and John Kah combined to break through for Australia’s first gold medal in the relay event. It was a landmark win for the Aussies, setting in motion success that would continue on to […]

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Next Justices meeting

The Ashfield/Burwood branch of the New South Wales Justices Association will hold their next meeting on Wednesday 19 October at 7.15pm at Club Burwood RSL, 96 Shaftesbury Rd, Burwood. During the meeting, a Training Session will be conducted. Coffee and Tea provided. Justices of the Peace welcome and encouraged to attend.

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$20,000 towards refurbishment for Burwood women’s and girls’ refuge

$20,000 towards refurbishment for Burwood women’s and girls’ refuge

Federal Member for Reid, Craig Laundy MP has announced a $20,000 grant for the Women’s and Girls’ Emergency Centre in Burwood. The funding will be used for much needed repairs and improving child safe areas at the centre, which is used as a shelter for women and families escaping domestic violence. Mr Laundy said the […]

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Aboriginal figure skater and his unlikely partner take on the world

Aboriginal figure skater and his unlikely partner take on the world

What are the odds of a young man from Rooty Hill with Aboriginal heritage becoming a world-class Pairs figure skater, and doing so with a 16-year-old from Moscow? Over the past two days in the Czech Republic at the Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating, Harley Windsor and Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya skated for Australia,  putting their […]

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Bowls fun at Tigers

Bowls fun at Tigers

Tigers Five Dock is welcoming  new bowlers of any ability wishing to bowl either socially, take part in our club competitions or play pennants. The club boasts excellent facilities with two greens and refurbished club amenities. “We are looking for local new bowlers to enjoy our fabulous club,” said Club coach Dennis Doherty. “If you don’t […]

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