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City honours the fallen
Thursday, 26th April, 2012
Largest attendance seen in years
By Emily Roberts
The 97th anniversary of the Anzac’s landing at Gallipoli was commemorated yesterday with one of the biggest services seen in the city for many years.
A number of special guests attended the service, among them Naval Deputy Chief Trevor Jones who came as a representative of the Australian Navy.
Deputy Chief Jones said he also came for the service because his father lives here.
Filling the gaps
Tuesday, 13th March, 2012
‘Incentives needed to attract dentists’
By Emily Roberts
Giving dentists similar incentives to doctors who work in the bush would go some way to fixing the poor state of oral health in rural and remote areas, according to a local dentist.
A recently released report from the National Advisory Council on Dental Health suggests people in rural and remote areas, particularly children and adults on low incomes, suffer with poor oral health.
The Council’s task was to provide advice on dental policy options and priorities for consideration in the 2012-13 federal budget.
Dedication rewarded with OAM
Friday, 27th January, 2012
Hard-working Hayden Zammit has devoted the best part of his 17 years to his home town.
He’s helped to collect more than $30,000 in funds for both the Cancer Council and Camp Quality, and taken part in the organisation of fundraisers for Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea, and many other charities.
But yesterday his years of hard work were acknowledged when he received one of the country’s top honours, the Order of Australia.
Hayden said he was “surprised” when he first found out that he was to be awarded the honour.