The Border Watch : March 27th 2014
NEWS TIPS firstname.lastname@example.org NEWS 11 Week-long festivities planned in national celebration of young peopleYouth make mark on Mount Gambier MOUNT Gambier’s youth advisory group, council and library staff have put together a huge program of free events to celebrate National Youth Week. The program is open to youths aged between 12 and 25 years and runs from April 5 to 13. Mount Gambier Library technician Teresa Nearmy said she wanted young people to know their views do count, with this year’s theme “our voice, our impact”. “We want to give something back to the young people of our community to show they are appreciated,” Ms Nearmy explained. Youth week will begin with a scavenger hunt through the city centre on Saturday, April 5, with a fancy dress twist for a chance to win a prize. Registration will take place at the Main Corner between 11am and noon, with live music and food to conclude the festivities. Throughout the week, the library will come alive with the sounds of talented musicians taking centre stage each day between 4pm and 5pm. “The Limestone Coast is incredibly lucky to have such gifted performers who are all donating their time to give young people the chance to hear some live music in a safe environment,” Ms Nearmy said. “We have acts such as Babycat, Streamlyne and Kane Stuckey, April Belle and Sean Mahoney, all of whom are passionate about encouraging young people to follow their musical dreams.” Other workshop topics include graphic art and photography. “This is a great opportunity for youths to come together and learn some new skills and have fun in a controlled environment,” Ms Nearmy said. For further information contact Ms Nearmy on WINNERS: Footy All Stars Laurie Persello, Max Lockwood, Adam Todd and Tyson Thrush won the National Youth Week scavenger hunt last year. NBN hits South East THE National Broadband Network (NBN) gained momentum in the South East this week with construction starting on fixed wireless installations for faster broadband. The fixed wireless installations will service more than 900 farms, homes and businesses across various regions in the state, including Moorak, Meningie and surrounding areas. Residents in the areas can go to www.nbnco.com. au/rollout/rollout-map to see if their premises are included in the coverage footprint. If so, they should contact their service provider once construction is complete to get connected. A full list of service providers offering NBN services can be found at www.nbnco.com.au/serviceproviders. On average, it takes around 12 months from the start of construction until residents and business owners can order NBN retail services from telephone or internet service providers, according to NBN Co spokesperson Joe Dennis. “The NBN also means you can get the whole family online at once, opening up opportunities for local farms, businesses and the wider region to participate in the digital age,” he said. “Fast broadband can help deliver improved access to health, education and entertainment over high quality video links.” Portland boat ramp project takes shape CONSTRUCTION of a four-lane boat ramp as part of the three stage Portland Harbour project has begun after a platform was placed at the end of February. Piling for the pontoons at the Portland harbour were also installed this month, making way for the pontoons to be floated and secured in April. The earthworks associated with construction of the peninsula were completed at the end of February and road formation has also started as planned. Glenelg Shire Mayor John Northcott said progress was being made quickly and was well on schedule for an April completion date. “It is very exciting to drive past and see the major changes happening each week,” he said. “The layout of roads is now visible onsite and now the boat ramp is also starting to take shape. “With so many boat trailers packing the foreshore each morning, particularly on the weekend, I’m sure the countdown has begun to make use of the facility.” The design of fish cleaning facilities is now completed and will form part of the construction works. Pontoons to be secured to the ramp are expected to be placed following the ramp construction. Airport sets up for fundraising event THE Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) is planning the 2014 Dinner in the Drome, which is a unique event held each year in Mount Gambier. The dinner will be held on Saturday, May 3, in the unique setting of the lounge of the Mount Gambier terminal, transformed for a fine dining experience. Special guest speakers are set to amuse and diners will be entertained by talented musicians from Tenison Woods College. The cost of $90 per person includes a three course dinner and entertainment with a licensed bar available. The dinner will be limited to 100 diners, with tables of 10 available. For tickets and further information call 0458 231 506. 2 PAIRS 149 FROM $ Mount Gambier: 8723 0274. Visit specsavers.com.au to fi nd out more. *Price complete with PENTAX standard single vision lenses with scratch resistant coating. Multifocals and bifocals also available at an extra cost. Second pair must be from same price range of frames and lens range or below. Must be same prescription. Extra options not included. Price correct at time of print. Frames available while stocks last. 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