NSW Bushfires hits close to home
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The NSW Bushfires we have seen over the last couple of days have seen an impact hundreds of kilometres away here in Gungahlin. Perhaps its because of the Canberra firestorm ten years ago or just the Australian way of mateship but people are looking to help those affected in Sydney. Read on how you can help. Today a couple of...
Go quackers on go yellow day!
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Go Yellow Day will be a fun and festive day, raising awareness and funds to support the valuable work of The Yellow Van Food Rescue program. The day will be full of family friendly activities, including a 'Go Quackers Community Raffle and a 'Duck Duck Go' duck search. To light the way to Go Yellow Day, Telstra Tower will be...
Burgmann Anglican School Student Wins Scholarship
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BURGMANN ANGLICAN SCHOOL STUDENT WINS COVETED DIGITAL VIDEO SCHOLARSHIP AWARD FOR A 10 MONTH EXCHANGE PROGRAM IN FRANCE Student Exchange Australia New Zealand is proud to announce 16 year old, Bronte Corcoran-Ward as the winner of the 2013 Digital Video Scholarship Award. Hackett resident, Bronte, will depart in January 2014 for a 10 month stay in France. Bronte’s Scholarship is...
Gungahlin local cycles to support Thai orphans
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In January 2014 Gungahlin local Kerrie Craig (nee McIntosh) will be cycling 800kms across Thailand. "I'm riding to help raise money for some gorgeous kids in Thailand who were orphaned by the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami, or who have been ostracised from their communities due to having HIV/AIDS." Kerrie told us. Kerrie went on to explain "The ride is for...
Take part in the National Garage Sale Trail
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Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Shane Rattenbury, joined GWS Giants’ Rhys Palmer today to encourage Canberrans to register for the Garage Sale Trail, a national community and sustainability event where communities across Australia hold garage sales on the same day – Saturday 26 October 2013. The Garage Sale Trail is a fun, community-based activity that encourages the re-use of...
Cyclist Community Pays Tribute To Robbie
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On the morning of 14th of August members of the local cycling community paid tribute to cyclist Robbie Williams on the Gungahlin Drive. 12 months earlier Robbie, whilst riding with a group of cyclists on Gungahlin Drive suffered a sudden fatal cardiac arrhythmia (an irregular heartbeat or abnormal heart rhythm). At 6.25am, ACT Policing received reports from ACT Ambulance Service...
Tom & Mitchs Mystery Box Rally
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In October this year, three weeks before he gets married Gungahlin local Tom and his mate Mitch will be embracing on an adventure like no other! They have been selected to take part in the mystery box rally, in the aim of raising much needed funds for the Cancer Council! The Mystery box rally is based on the much loved...
Join Team Yellow Van at City2Surf
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We invite YOU to join [email protected]'s Team Yellow Van and run or walk at the City2Surf on Sunday 11 August 2013. The City2Surf is an iconic day on Australia's calendar and is a lot of fun.It is a 14km run (or walk) starting in Sydney's CBD and finishing at Bondi Beach. It is a carnival-style community event, with thousands of...
Gungahlin Rotary Citizenship Award Awarded to College Students
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I received this today from Fiona Nicholls - Defence Transition Mentor from the Gungahlin College: On 27th March My Gungahlin received a post on their Facebook regarding an incident that happened outside the Gungahlin Library. "My grandma was by herself outside the Gungahlin Library and blacked out today (27/3/13) at around 10am. She fell and then remembers waking up in...
Benny Wills Gala Dinner
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A couple of weeks ago at a lunch with friends we met local Gungahlin mother Imogen Wills. Gungahlin being Gungahlin Nicole had already met Imogen through swimming lessons for the kids but had only spoken briefly during lessons. Over lunch Imogen shared her story about her son Benny who had sadly passed away in 2009 when he was just four...
Fundraising for Clementine Hales- Authentic & Signed Brumbies Jersey
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The Hales family who once called Gungahlin home moved to Adelaide leaving behind friends and loved ones. Tragically last year last September the Hales’ daughter, 4 yr old Clementine was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumour and has spent the last 7 months undergoing Chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Clementine is described by close family friend Jennifer as “a gorgeous, bright and...
WOW! A New Thread in the Communities@Work Fabric
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For many disadvantaged women who are unemployed, on low incomes or who have experienced a life-changing event, it can be a real struggle to meet the cost of suitable clothing for the next job interview or to commence new employment. Recognising this need, [email protected] ([email protected]) - one of the most progressive community service organisations in Canberra - has expanded the...
Volunteering with Communities@Work’s Care&Share Program
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The Care&Share program provides food and important services to people experiencing hardship in the Canberra region. The program relies on dedicated volunteers to staff the community pantry and we're always looking for new recruits to join our fantastic volunteer team! If you'd like to find out more about volunteering, take a look at [email protected]'s Current Volunteer Opportunities page, or feel...
‘Franklin’ the Maremma of Gungahlin
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Over the last year we have had several reports of a Maremma dog sighted on it's own in Franklin, Harrison, Bonner and Forde. It has been suggested he has been on the run for 18 months now. This dog has raised the interest of several people that follow us on Facebook and have often reported him wandering on his own....
Gungahlin lad to take on City2Surf in a wheelchair!
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Daniel Savage, a local Gungahlin lad, and the NSW Gladiators are taking part in the City2Surf to raise money to assist with the costs of competition and to hopefully send the team over to NZ to compete later this year. The NSW Gladiators Wheelchair Rugby Team are taking on the challenge of conquering City2Surf on Sunday 11 August as a...
Gungahlin Unit win ACTSES Rescue Challenge
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The Gungahlin Unit from the ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) has won today’s Rescue Challenge at the ACT Emergency Services Agency Training Centre at Hume. The Gungahlin Unit will represent the ACT in the National Disaster Rescue Challenge in Victoria from 20th – 22nd September, 2013. Four teams from the ACTSES and one team from the Queanbeyan Unit with the...
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