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City honours the fallen

Thursday, 26th April, 2012

'MEMORABLE DAY': Ex-Servicemen are applauded as they march down Argent Street. 'MEMORABLE DAY': Ex-Servicemen are applauded as they march down Argent Street.

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

MORE DENTISTS: Dr Greg Cocks believes that more dentists working in regional and remote areas will help combat poor oral health in the region. MORE DENTISTS: Dr Greg Cocks believes that more dentists working in regional and remote areas will help combat poor oral health in the region.

‘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

ORDER OF AUSTRALIA: Hayden Zammit after officially receiving his honour. ORDER OF AUSTRALIA: Hayden Zammit after officially receiving his honour.

 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.

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