This week is Anti-Poverty Week 2013 and there’s a host of activities being provided for Southern Riverina residents.
Community agencies, including the St Vincent de Paul Society, will be providing information all week, raising awareness about the issue of poverty in Australia and around the world.
Finley’s Anti-Poverty Week activities will take place on Friday outside Murray Hut Clothing, in Murray St, from 10.30am to 2pm.
Vinnies Services Deniliquin, Centacare, Intereach and Early Childhood Intervention will be setting up anti-poverty information and awareness stalls.
Local students have also been invited to paint or draw ‘‘what poverty means to you’’, and there will be a large collection of works to view.
The official Anti-Poverty Day is tomorrow. It was established in Australia as an expansion of the UN’s annual International Anti-Poverty Day.
Last year, figures from the Australian Council of Social Services showed that 2.2 million Australians live below the poverty line and one-in-six children grow up in poverty.
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After a tennis career spanning 62 years, of which the last 35 years have been as a coach, Yarrawonga's Jon Coleman is set to retire at the end of 2013.
The recent Kyabram Master Pairs, played over six days with crack sides from near and far, attracted some talented bowlers eager to win the prestige event.
Dempsie Maconachie has been accepted into Jason Coleman’s Ministry of Dance in Melbourne.
Rochester resident Ken Hocking has chosen to use his Christmas lights display to draw attention to a support group for brain tumour patients.
Kyabram Lawn Tennis Club’s annual junior singles tournament again attracted good numbers from across the district.
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Tocumwal Pre-School students are proudly flying their KITE at the Tocumwal Lions Community Hostel.
Tooborac Fire Brigade visited Tooborac Primary School last Tuesday to help the school complete its bushfire emergency management plan.
Residents urged to renew fruit fly baits to support local orchards.
Tim Hillier became the first Deniliquin Rhino to notch up a century in the Murray Valley Cricket Association with a sterling 104 against Cobram on Saturday.
Sheep producers backcrossing away from the Dohne breed to Poll Merinos with the perception of improving wool quality have been urged to consider their gross margins.
The hunt is on for a buyer for Benalla and Mansfield Toyota after the business went into receivership last fortnight.
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