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Photos from Mardi Gras 2024

Michelle Haywood captures the excitement of the 2024 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.

Stingless bees at Mirrung Garden

Mirrung Garden at South Sydney Uniting Church in Waterloo is now home to a hive of native bees. The beehive is located in the...

The Settlement needs our help

Did your kids go to The Settlement? Did you? Established by Sydney University Women’s College, this wonderful local organisation has been providing services for...

Volunteers’ News – February 2024

Welcome back to another year of the South Sydney Herald, still being published in our 23rd year, thanks to your support and readership.

Tennis legends criticised for boycott plea

Tennis greats Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert have been accused of “turning their backs on women” after pushing back on plans to hold the season ending WTA Finals in Saudi Arabia’s capital.

Photos from January 26

Michelle Haywood captures the mood of January 26 with this collection of photos from across South and central Sydney.

Melanoma treatment pioneers awarded 2024 Australian of the Year

University of Sydney Professors Georgina Long AO and Richard Scolyer AO, co-medical directors of the Melanoma Institute Australia, have jointly won the prestigious Australian of the Year award for their pioneering work in the treatment of melanoma.

Living with dementia – a carer’s journey: 1. Diagnosis

My journey of caring for my husband, Stuart, living with dementia began with a trip he made to Monterrey, Mexico.

Volunteers’ News – December 2023

Martin Place Christmas tree and fairy lights until January 1 The City of Sydney is again showcasing the lights at Martin Place, with the tallest...

Bridge Housing CEO to head Homes NSW

Rebecca Pinkstone has been named the inaugural Chief Executive of Homes NSW, the new Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) division established by the...

Setting customer service expectations for public housing tenants

Tenants have long complained about the way they get treated by the staff of their housing manager currently branded as the Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) Housing but by February 2024 a part of Homes NSW.

Stockland and Lendlease to compete for Waterloo redevelopment

The Land and Housing Corporation (LAHC) process to choose a developer consortium for Waterloo is now down to two consortia with the successful group expected to be announced in mid-2024.

Dancing all the way

After joining what many consider Australia’s first modern dance company, the Bodenwieser Ballet, when she was 24, dance took Eileen Kramer around the world....

International Day of Care and Support recognises the contributions of carers

October 29 marked the inaugural International Day of Care and Support. Designated by the United Nations General Assembly this year, this day aims to...

Delayed cord clamping could halve risk of death in premature babies

Waiting for two minutes or longer to clamp the umbilical cord of a premature baby soon after birth could help reduce the risk of death, compared with immediately clamping the umbilical cord, or waiting a shorter time before doing so. Delaying clamping could decrease the child’s risk of death by more than half relative to immediate clamping.

Uzbekistan – splendour in the sand

This is a photo I took of the Registan in Samarkand at night so I could remember its splendour.

Heading for the solar maximum

Sunspots are dark patches on the Sun’s surface, locations where intense magnetic fields – thousands of times stronger than the Earth’s magnetic field –...

‘Donate a Plate’ so no one goes hungry this Christmas

Wayside Chapel is making an urgent plea to all Australians to support people with nowhere to go this holiday season through its “Donate a...

Waterloo South – taking shape

Sydney University students have used the new planning controls and design guide for Waterloo South to produce a scale model of what might be built. While the final building design will differ, the size and general form of the buildings will be like that in the photo above (and those on the REDWatch Facebook page).

A Torres Strait Islander Elder shares her story

I’m Aunty Joyce Wymarra from Badu, one of the western islands of the Torres Strait.

Faith leaders call for no new coal or gas and urgent...

CANBERRA: Senior faith leaders urge the federal Labor government to put an end to all new fossil fuel projects in Australia and to listen to the voices of Pacific Island nations calling for Australia to phase out fossil fuels.

Community access gives lift to Redfern station

A new southern concourse at Redfern station was opened by Premier Minns on October 8 at a reported cost of $166 million. The concourse replaces the southern bridge to the station removed in the 1990s. Alexandria, Waterloo and Eveleigh will get improved access to the station through entrances in Marian and Little Eveleigh streets.

Volunteers’ News – November 2023

November last year the Uluru Statement from the Heart won the Sydney Peace Prize. After the failure of the Yes referendum campaign, the Statement...

Three prayers for peace

Act for Peace is the international aid agency of the National Council of Churches Australia. Its focus is on assisting the most conflict- and disaster-affected...

Simulator lets students and researchers pilot aircraft, spaceships

Captain a SpaceX Starship or an F-16 in a first-of-a-kind experience. The University of Sydney has acquired a 360-degree rotating cockpit simulator, allowing researchers and students to replicate the experience of piloting any aircraft from an A380 to a spaceship.

Aboriginal housing for Waterloo welcomed

The CEOs of the Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council (MLALC) and the Aboriginal Medical Services Limited (AMS) have welcomed the NSW government’s commitment to a minimum of 15 per cent of all social and affordable housing in the Waterloo South redevelopment being for Aboriginal people.

Pasifika leaders call for a just and fair transition to a...

At a gathering at Sydney Olympic Park on October 7, Pasifika leaders and community members from the Uniting Church and beyond called on the...

Always a new challenge, every trail different

Recently appointed CEO of the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence (NCIE), Grant Cameron, is positive about the future. A Kamilaroi man with strong connections to Redfern, Grant says, “The NCIE is a unique cultural hub where people can come, learn and grow.

Peace prize for commitment to women’s rights

The 2023 Sydney Peace Prize was awarded to Nazanin Boniadi at a ceremony at Sydney Town Hall on November 2. Lord Mayor Clover Moore...

Garden invites community to grow into belonging

WATERLOO: The garden at South Sydney Uniting Church is flourishing and community members are invited to be part of it.

Letter a must-read for all Australians

On behalf of our volunteer contributors and distributors, the South Sydney Uniting Church, partner organisations and community groups, the South Sydney Herald offers heartfelt...

A Statement for Our People and Country

To the Prime Minister and every Member of the House of Representatives and the Senate of the Commonwealth Parliament. This is an open letter...

‘We keep the ball in motion’

Redfern All Blacks (RAB), part of the South Sydney District Junior Rugby Football League, is the oldest Aboriginal rugby league club in Australia. The club was founded...

Forum: ‘Cost of Living: Who pays the price for a society...

“Cost of Living: Who pays the price for a society divided?” is the theme of the annual Rosalie Rendu Forum to be held in...

ARIA Research wins tech company of the year with smart glasses...

Sydney-based vision-tech innovator ARIA Research, which has created world-first technology that turns images into sounds for those who are blind and have low vision,...

Want to understand the Voice in your language? Inspire others to...

In the past four weeks, multiple multicultural and community faith group forums have been held to inform people from Chinese, a variety of South-East...

Sydney Uni hosts prestigious THE World Academic Summit

The University of Sydney has hosted over 500 higher education leaders from 46 countries at the Times Higher Education World Academic Summit 2023.

Save the Cudgegong River

Last month, many churches, including South Sydney Uniting Church, marked the liturgical Season of Creation. September 24 was River Sunday, an occasion to give...

Life, breath – everything

Recently I went on a forest protection pilgrimage to Gumbaynggirr Country on the Mid North Coast of NSW, together with others from the Uniting...

Rally at Plibersek’s office – voters oppose new coal and gas

New polling shows voters in Tanya Plibersek’s Sydney electorate want Environment Minister Plibersek to stop approving new coal and gas projects. Move Beyond Coal and...

What does a death doula do?

Renee Adair is a “womb to tomb” doula. She’s also the founder and director of the Australian Doula College based in Marrickville. Some of...

Jihad Yassine, a poet’s journey

Jihad Yassine is a 20-year-old early-career poet from Western Sydney. His poetry gives people who feel lost and alone a place to feel safe,...

Volunteers’ News – October 2023

Firstly, on behalf of all our wonderful volunteers I’d like to acknowledge our managing editor Marjorie Lewis-Jones, who has inspired us all to deeper...

Interacting with our world through sound

In December, Sydney will host one of the world’s largest acoustics conferences: Acoustics 2023. Thousands of academics, industry experts and acoustics consultants will descend...

Life caught on camera takes top award

The Australian Life photography competition crown has gone to photographer Samuel Ferris for their image “On the Way to Inspections”. The image of Ferris’s family rushing...

Religious and multicultural groups pledge Yes

Religious and multicultural communities across Sydney gathered at Pitt Street Uniting Church on the UN International Day of Peace (September 21) to pledge support...

Rabbitohs raise the NSW Cup again after 40 years

A Tyrone Munro try with five minutes on the clock sealed a 21st premiership for South Sydney in the Knock-On Effect NSW Cup over...

Parenting Payment changes

A major change to Parenting Payment started late last month. For more than a decade, Parenting Payment has cut out when a single parent’s...

Heritage changes

Imagine a group of over 1,400 people assembled in Sydney from as far away as Estonia, Norway, Canada, but together to meet old friends,...

LOLA: AI redefining healthcare and mental wellbeing

In today’s fast-paced world, where work-related injuries and illnesses continue to impact individuals and businesses, the demand for innovative healthcare solutions has reached a...

Let’s put Redfern on the birdwatching map!

Our feathered friends in Redfern need your help this spring to celebrate the beauty and diversity of nature and our native bird life. This year...

Rachel Perkins is continuing her father’s legacy of activism ahead of...

On Tuesday September 19, filmmaker and co-chair of Australians for Indigenous Constitutional Recognition Rachel Perkins, delivered the Dr Charles Perkins Memorial Oration, which is...