Monday, January 17, 2022

South Sydney Herald

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Small businesses need kind customers not critics

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Bruce Billson is urging people to refrain from posting negative online reviews, as short-staffed small businesses...

Sydney Summer Streets to bring village high streets alive

The council of the City of Sydney (CoS) is working with local businesses to transform village high streets into spaces for walking, shopping and...

‘The Silver Tunnel’ has fresh Sydney season … then is set to tour

A 3,000-kilometre regional tour will follow a fresh Sydney season of the one-act thriller The Silver Tunnel this January – presented by hero of...

City of Sydney’s line-up decided

Clover Moore was declared lord mayor of the City of Sydney Council on December 21, 2021. Having served the city in this pivotal role...

Local makers star in smart phone film fest

Works from Redfern, Camperdown and Alexandria film makers have been chosen to feature in Australia’s hit international smartphone film festival, the SmartFone Flick Fest...

Snake and spider surge warning prompts reminder to brush up on first aid

With warmer weather creating a potential surge in venomous snake and spider activity, St John Ambulance NSW is reminding people about the importance of...

Local Stories Live was uplifting – but please keep your support coming

Singer-songwriter Toby Martin brought songs and stories of Yorkshire and Bankstown to Waterloo and wider Sydney (via Zoom) in a sonorous solo set on...

Tips for dog owners as they head back to the office

Desperate dog owners returning to the office are reporting issues with separation anxiety, because their dogs are not used to being alone. Dog behaviouralist, trainer and author Lara Shannon offers some tips about how to prepare your dog for your absence.

Excellence awards for Pemulwuy

Since the Community Social Plan developed back in 2000 by Angie Pitts for the Aboriginal Housing Company (AHC) redevelopment of The Block won the International 2004 Crime Prevention Through Environment Design Innovation Award, the Pemulwuy Project has continued to win awards for its innovations in providing a financially self-sustainable way to provide Aboriginal affordable housing.

Local businessman gives back, boosts storytelling

A successful businessman who grew up in Redfern community housing and wants to give back has formed a partnership with Redfern non-profit Story Factory...

Scholarship helps Grace excel on strings

Young Redfern resident Grace Hu is one of 78 children (aged 7 to 18) across NSW and the ACT who have been awarded Variety – the Children’s Charity scholarships in 2021 to pursue their sporting and artistic dreams.

Moore’s team set for majority at Town Hall

The elections for the City of Sydney Council and lord mayor were held on Saturday December 4. Returning Sydney lord mayor Clover Moore’s team...

Where do your brands fit on Oxfam’s Naughty or Nice list?

Major fashion brands in Australia, such as Just Jeans, Lorna Jane, Myer and Peter Alexander, must be open about how and where they manufacture...

Kitten Season is here – so it’s im-paw-tant to help

Sydney (Yagoona) RSPCA NSW Shelter admitted over 9,500 unwanted cats and kittens during Kitten Season over the last three financial years. What can you do to help?

‘A Koala Christmas Countdown’ … join in!

The Australian Koala Foundation (AKF) has created an “advent calendar” with a difference to spur people into the Christmas spirit. Sign up to its social media platforms and “swipe” to open the calendar door to reveal its exciting contents each day in the lead up to Christmas Day.

Christmas program set to reignite city and suburbs

The City of Sydney’s program of Christmas cheer with its roving entertainment, cracking Christmas decorations and sparkling lighting displays aims to create a welcoming, festive atmosphere to encourage people back onto the streets in the city and after a tough lockdown and year.

Blak Markets back live on December 5

Blak Markets is back live on Bare Island on Sunday December 5, 2021, kicking off at 10am and running through until 3pm. CEO, Peter Cooley,...

Fancy some forest therapy?

Fancy some forest therapy? Ways to keep your kids entertained pre-Christmas? With its upcoming events, Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan, just an hour’s drive from Sydney, has you covered.

Student writing lights up Redfern

This week Story Factory is lighting up Redfern Street with the writing of young people from across Western Sydney in a new light installation...

New mural in Redfern urges #ActionForAfghanistan

A striking new mural on the corner of Woodburn and Cleveland Streets in Redfern is offering community members a simple way to spur the Morrison Government to ramp up its response to the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan.

Local Government Elections 2021 – City of Sydney

The NSW local government elections will be held on Saturday, December 4. Candidates from six parties responded to three key prompts on progress, community...

Nina Gotsis EP – ‘You can live inside these songs’

Sydney musician Nina Gotsis has released a new EP, Music Colours, featuring members of Youth Group and Xylouris/White.

Sydney Street Choir back at Redfern Park

The Sydney Street Choir is back for weekly rehearsals.

Lord mayoral candidate profiles – City of Sydney

The NSW local government elections will be held on Saturday, December 4. The SSH profiles six lord mayoral candidates representing six parties – the...

Chefs Day feast offers a culinary treat for local charities

On October 20, French culinary masters Le Cordon Bleu Australia teamed up with former MasterChef contestant Courtney Roulston and charity partner Our Big Kitchen to cook 1,000 healthy, gourmet meals for...

New harbour walk and artworks honour Aboriginal history and culture

Wiradjuri curator Emily McDaniel has won an inaugural Committee for Sydney award for up-and-coming leaders for her work in creating Yananurala, a new nine-kilometre walk...

Faith groups: ‘Climate game plan must be for 2030’

On Sunday, October 17, more than 110 faith communities spanning every Australian state and territory will hold events and display large banners calling on...

Host a three-course feast to aid breast cancer research

If you’re looking for a way to shake off the lockdown blues and start planning for that long overdue get together with those you’ve...

Local Covid-19 testing and vaccination clinics for First Nations people

Walk-in Covid-19 vaccination and testing clinics are open in our area for First Nations people. Free Pfizer vaccines are available for anyone who is Aboriginal...

Religious Australians call on Scott Morrison to do more on climate

Over six hundred people of faith from around Australia have penned hand-written letters calling on Prime Minister Scott Morrison to do more to protect...

Tearfund Australia launches appeal to offer aid in Afghanistan

International aid agency Tearfund Australia has launched an emergency appeal to support its partners in Afghanistan. Tearfund Australia has been working with its partners on...

Counterpoint launches Covid Vax Assist to encourage locals have their shot

Help is at hand for people struggling to book their Covid vaccination as Counterpoint Community Services launches Covid Vax Assist. A dedicated helpline and email address have been set up to assist with questions.

Glebe, Waterloo, Redfern and Marrickville residents urged to get vaccinated

Glebe, Waterloo, Redfern and Marrickville are at the centre of a Covid vaccine push – with health officials concerned over low vaccination rates and rising case numbers. Pop-up Covid-19 vaccine clinics are open at Glebe and Green Square / Zetland this week run by Sydney Local Health District.

Uplifting Sydney images snapped by young photographers

Zoe Morris’s photo “Grumpy Cat”, shot in South Eveleigh, is a finalist in the 3-7 year old category of the Little Sydney Lives photography...

Grant gets Rainbow Families sports days up and running

Alexandria-based LGBTQ+ support group Rainbow Families has been chosen as a New South Wales winner in the 2021 Active Australia Innovation Challenge run by...

Free online first aid training for World First Aid Day

Australian Red Cross is offering free online first aid training for World First Aid Day 2021 with Covid-safe skills shared on TikTok to raise...

#ChatStarter helps families build positive mental health in hard times

Worried about your child’s mental health during Sydney’s lockdown? You’re not alone. A new national program, designed in partnership with Australia’s national mental health...

Indigenous Science Experience goes online for everyone in 2021

Founder of the first ever all Aboriginal boomerang team “Deadly Returns”, Paul Craft-Burragun (Uncle Boomerang), will present a session about Indigenous History and Artefacts...

Waterloo and Redfern Covid-19 vaccination clinics in – walk-ins welcome

From tomorrow (Wednesday August 11, 2021) until Saturday August 14, NSW Health will be providing free AstraZeneca vaccinations in Waterloo and Redfern from 10am...

Covid-19 vaccination clinic in Glebe – walk-ins welcome

So far, Sydney Local Health District (SLHD) has vaccinated more than 1,800 people at its pop-up community clinics since starting last week. From today (August...

Fifteen ways to help wildlife

WIRES (Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service Inc) NSW has been rescuing and caring for wildlife for over 35 years and is the largest wildlife...

Fable fun on Planet Zoom!

Community-based theatre company Natalie Mitz Productions continues to create uplifting works for young people on a virtual stage. Natalie says: “Our dynamic educational theatre show...

Local art groups support and inspire

Art is expressive, therapeutic, political and historical as shown here in Gloria Liang’s painting of medical personnel during last year’s Covid lockdown. Local art groups...

Rethink Year 12 return – an open letter to the NSW Premier

Since the NSW government’s announcement that HSC students and school staff would return to school on August 16, the Independent Education Union of Australia,...

Write to the PM on climate action

The Prime Minister continues to spin Australia’s emissions reductions as “meeting and beating our targets” and achieving “more than most other similar economies”. Evidence...

FAST action can aid stroke sufferers

With one stroke every nine minutes, strokes are the leading cause of disability in Australia and the third most common cause of death, affecting...

Pandemics and Deadly Science feature as festival goes digital

A global biosecurity expert, a virus research director, an investigator into the origins of Covid-19 and physician, journalist and broadcaster Norman Swan will discuss Pandemics: Past,...

Help Sydney Food Share assist people doing it tough during lockdown

The extension of this latest Covid-related lockdown has meant many vulnerable people in Greater Sydney are doing it tough. Sydney Food Share’s (SFS) committed volunteers...

Kinchela boys reclaim their education

A landmark literacy program run by TAFE NSW is helping Uncles from Kinchela Boys Home Aboriginal Corporation in Redfern reclaim their education.   Kinchela Boys Home Aboriginal...

Get reading for a good cause, kids!

More than 40,000 Aussie kids are expected to read for a good cause in August by participating in the annual MS Readathon. Now in its...