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Community

Off to the District Conference

Southern Highlands Rotaractors will be joining Rotarians and Rotaractors from over 100 clubs at the District Conference in Canberra this month. Alongside the conference events, there will be a special Rotaract Laser Tag night. It will be a great chance to catch up with old friends and make lots of new ones while hearing about […]

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Academia Media

UniMedia

In 2003, Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa bought a local newspaper,¬†Grocott’s Mail. The Uni set it up as an experiential training centre for students and plough any profits back into student bursaries. It reports your average local news stories; on the website front page today are two articles about the local council, Makana Muncipality.

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Community

It’s a Sad World

What a melancholic world it would be if all letters to the editor and all contributions to a debate were devoid of humour, rhetoric and, yes, even sarcasm. Sadder still if it was up to the editor of the paper to filter out all correspondence with even a hint of these attributions. Yet that is […]

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Community

East Bowral, Actually

In light of the new push to re-name that suburb east of Bowral to something more befitting (I have heard ‘Bowral Gardens’ mentioned as a probable alternative), please see below some further suggested names for residents to consider. If the aim is to disassociate from big brother Olde Bowral, then perhaps West Roberston will suffice? […]

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Business Social Media

I Like My Work

I’m looking for work at the moment, which is always an interesting experience. I found a flexible, interesting job for a social media coordinator. Given I started a company doing this sort of work, I figured I ought to apply for this one. It’s not until you are forced to sit down and spell out […]

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Community Politics/Government

Wingecarribee Council to Overhaul the Civic Centre

Wingecarribee Shire Council has announced their intention to renovate the Shire’s ageing Civic Centre today. General Manager Jason Gordon says the building is in need of some major work: in its current state the building does not meet numerous modern building codes including accessibility and mobility, environmental, customer and Workplace Health and Safety standards. Council […]

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Tourism

Visiting Wollongong

I’ve spent a fair bit of time in Wollongong (and the broader Illawarra) over the past five years – recreationally and for study. But I’ve never really thought about what a tourist might be looking for.¬†In the last few weeks, I have had to approach the city from that angle because I’m organising a national […]

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Academia

Reflections of An Undergrad

I have set this post to auto-publish at around the moment I will be graduating from my undergrad degree. The ceremony starts at 2:30pm! For the duration of this post, I’m going to ignore the fact that I have just applied to do an hounours year, and focus on celebrating the completion of my first […]

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Community

A Rotaract Weekend

The Rotaract Club of the Southern Highlands has a busy weekend: Our trivia event So You Think You Know Christmas on Friday night was successful. While fewer people came along than we might have hoped, everyone had a really great night. We raised about $200, which the club has decided to donate to the Bowral […]

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Politics/Government

Start the Speculation

With just over a year until Local Government elections in NSW, candidates have already begun to emerge. There are three Councils I’m usually interested in: Wingecarribee; Wollondilly; and Wollongong. Of those three, Wollongong has recently had elections after several years without an elected Council and the new Councillors will serve five years rather than four. […]