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The new Australian $10 note is here!

Posted by on Sep 20, 2017 in Business and money matters, Featured Slider | 0 comments

The new Australian $10 note is here!

The new $10 banknote enters general circulation today and follows the release of the new $5 banknote last year. The Governor, Philip Lowe, said: ‘The launch of the new $10 banknote is a milestone in our program to deliver Australians banknotes at the cutting edge in terms of security against counterfeiting. I am pleased that from tomorrow people will start to see the new $10 entering their wallets and pockets and that it continues the tradition of celebrating two of Australia’s most prominent writers.’ The design of the new $10 banknote...

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CRAIG McLACHLAN RETURNS TO HIS HELPMANN AWARD WINNING ROLE

Posted by on Sep 19, 2017 in Featured Slider, Places to go and things to see and do | 0 comments

CRAIG McLACHLAN RETURNS TO HIS HELPMANN AWARD WINNING ROLE

A Guaranteed Party! Producers Howard Panter, John Frost and Torben Brookman today announced that the world’s favourite rock and roll musical would return to Australia in a fresh new production next year, with Craig McLachlan again donning Frank N Furter’s legendary fishnet stockings in his Helpmann Award-winning role. Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show will re-open the refurbished Festival Theatre at the Adelaide Festival Centre from 28 December 2017, then play at QPAC, Brisbane from 18 January 2018, and the Crown Theatre, Perth from 17...

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BALJAAR BY DIE BASAAR

Posted by on Sep 18, 2017 in Featured Slider, Living Down under | 0 comments

BALJAAR BY DIE BASAAR

Deo Gloria Community Church Rockingham is ‘n gemeente vir Suid-Afrikaners wat in die Rockingham-, Kwinana- en Mandurah-omgewing woon. Saterdag 21 Oktober gaan hulle ‘n basaar hou. Hierdie gemeente reik uit na ander gemeentes en streef daarna om ook oor kultuurgrense heen bande te smee. Saterdag 21 Oktober gaan hulle ‘n basaar by Mandurah Baptist College in Lakelands hou. Dit gaan ‘n basaar wees soos net Suid-Afrikaners dit kan doen, maar dis nie net tot Suid-Afrikaners of Afrikaanssprekendes beperk nie. Engelssprekendes en mense van ander...

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Mum on a mission

Posted by on Sep 14, 2017 in Featured Slider, Living Down under | 0 comments

Mum on a mission

Domestic violence and abuse does not discriminate. It knows no boundaries of gender, geography, socio-economic status, age, ability, sexual preference, culture, race or religion. Azelene Williams has a powerful message to share. She is using the scars of a physically and emotionally abusive relationship as a teen to teach others how to identify an unhealthy relationship and how to safely break free from it. She published a book ‘Broken, breaking the silence’ to help raise awareness of domestic abuse and domestic violence. And she is not...

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Today is a new beginning

Posted by on Sep 14, 2017 in Featured Slider, Living Down under | 0 comments

Today is a new beginning

Eleanor Roosevelt once said: ‘The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of dreams’ and this holds true for Eve. She survived an abusive and tumultuous relationship of 23 years and is now looking forward to putting the past behind her. ‘My life promises wonderful possibilities and exciting opportunities and I look forward to living an amazing life, free from the debilitating cycle of abuse,’ she says. As a nineteen year old, Eve experienced tragic loss when a close friend died in a fatal car accident at age 22. Her friend’s two...

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Is there value in children’s sport

Posted by on Sep 13, 2017 in Featured Slider, Parenting | 0 comments

Is there value in children’s sport

You organise your schedule with great effort in order to take your child to hockey practise two afternoons a week. After a while it becomes apparent that your child is not particularly talented in this particular field. It is easy to ask the question if it is worth your time and effort to let your child participate in sport at all, but the answer to this question is a resounding yes! There are many different sports your child could try in order to find the most suitable option. Sport is great for character building and can contribute to the...

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Noem my Skollie

Posted by on Aug 24, 2017 in Featured Slider, Places to go and things to see and do, Testimonial | 0 comments

Noem my Skollie

Noem my Skollie was definitely chosen as South Africa’s official entry to the Oscars for a reason:  This is a world class movie, telling a story that pulls at your heartstrings through the use of incredible cinematography, excellent acting and outstanding directing. Furthermore, it’s based on a true story: that of scriptwriter John Fredericks and his fight for survival inside (or rather outside) the world of violent gangs. The film looks at the lives of AB and his friends growing up on the Cape Flats in the 1960’s. Dann-Jacques Mouton excels...

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A tale of identity, friendship and Mr Chicken!

Posted by on Aug 23, 2017 in Featured Slider, Places to go and things to see and do | 0 comments

A tale of identity, friendship and Mr Chicken!

Photo: Kate Smith as Athol and Nat Jobe as Harriet in Horrible Harriet (photographer:  Heidrun Lohr) Here comes Horrible Harriet! She’s wicked, wild and wonderful, and coming to the State Theatre Centre of WA on 14th October until 19th October where the show will conclude a national touring following its Sydney Opera House premiere. The team behind the hit stage productions The 13, 26, and 52-Storey Treehouses, The Gruffalo and Mr Stink, bring the works of Australian Children’s Laureate, Leigh Hobbs to life on stage. Horrible Harriet lives in...

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Look mum, no hands!

Posted by on Aug 20, 2017 in Featured Slider, Living Down under | Comments Off on Look mum, no hands!

Look mum, no hands!

Self-driving vehicles are slowly but surely becoming a reality. Imagine hushing your baby or entertaining the kids while your car is driving to the shops. Or going on a family holiday and feeling energetic and relaxed when you arrive at the destination! And no more parking in tight parking bays! If you are in Perth, you can even become part of Australia’s very first Automated Vehicle Trial by registering on RAC’s webpage. With support of the State Government, RAC is trialling a fully driverless, fully electric shuttle bus in South Perth....

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The Uniting Church in the City of Perth invites Afrikaans-speaking migrants to join

Posted by on Aug 20, 2017 in Featured Slider, Places to go and things to see and do | Comments Off on The Uniting Church in the City of Perth invites Afrikaans-speaking migrants to join

The Uniting Church in the City of Perth invites Afrikaans-speaking migrants to join

You will find the Trinity Uniting Church in the heart of the City of Perth. This congregation embraces the spiritual needs of those new to Perth. They have opened their doors to migrants from South Africa by offering an Afrikaans service on the last Sunday of each month at 8.30am. The service is traditional, but welcome to all Christian denominations. Afrikaans migrants are assisted with their integration into a multicultural Australian society. Students and young adults are welcome to join the Awaken group, which meets on the first and third...

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