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Sunday, February 28, 2021

Tag: Volunteers

Recycling plastic waste is in the bag

Sue Bardsley is a self-confessed “bag lady”. The grandmother-of-19 spent last Sunday sewing Boomerang Bags for the Cardiff Area Sustainable Neighbourhood Group, together with half-a-dozen other volunteers. The talented seamstress, who has more than...

Zara’s House builds a brighter future for refugees

A Hunter charity has helped five refugees call Newcastle home. Zara’s House is a place of welcome for female immigrants and their children, providing programs to support their integration into Australian society. The Jesmond-based...

Behind the Scenes at Miss Porter’s House Museum

Ever wondered what happens behind the scenes in a museum? Well, here’s your chance to find out – join a small group tour and see treasures up close. Also, learn about how objects are...

Maitland to honour local women’s achievements

Do you know of someone who has given generously of their time and energy as a volunteer to help make Maitland an even better place to live, work and play? If the answer...

Marine Rescue NSW records busiest summer weekend

Marine Rescue NSW (MRNSW) has recorded its busiest summer weekend, with rescues recorded all along the coastline. Volunteers from across the state dealt with more than a hundred rescue missions between Friday...

Silo art idea on the rise, thanks to Big Picture Fest

The Big Picture Festival has done more than just add a splash of colour to the former steel city. Held across the Labour Day long weekend in October, the three-day event has reignited...

Tribute to emergency service volunteers

This weekend marks the annual Emergency Services Volunteer Memorial Service, honouring volunteers who have died while protecting their communities. Traditionally held at various venues across the state, this year's service will be streamed...

One for the books: Redhead library has a tale to tell

Its history reads like a wartime battle; funded by the coal industry, officially opened by the minister for mines, shutdown without warning and, after a hard-fought battle, reopened and tended by its...