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Students create art works for National Homelessness Week
Wodonga students are undertaking an art project depicting the meaning of a home ahead of National Homelessness Week next month. Wodonga Council and the Hume Region Homelessness Network are working together on the initiative with the works to be on display at a location in Wodonga during the annual awareness week to be held from August 7 to 14. Hume Region Homelessness Network co-ordinator Jan Armstrong said the partnership would work to help raise awareness of homelessness in Wodonga through various activities over national homelessness week. “Through this initiative, we are aiming to raise awareness of the causes of homelessness, the rates of homelessness locally and where people who are either homeless or at risk of homelessness can get help,” she said. “The project also aims to break down the stereotype and stigma of homelessness and how easy it is for someone to become homeless at any stage in their life.” More than 300 people reported as being homeless in the 2011 census with more than 700 people who were homeless or at risk of becoming homeless presenting to Beyond Housing for assistance in 2014-2015. During Homelessness Week, a pop-up site will be established to present facts and information on where to get help if you are homeless or at risk of homeless and display the students’ art work. Homelessness Week is an annual, nation-wide campaign to highlight the work of the homelessness sector, recognise barriers to ending homelessness across Australia and most importantly, to recognise those experiencing homelessness. The community can donate money to Purchase a Homelessness Week magnet at the pop-up and cafes across Wodonga. All proceeds will go to assisting those experiencing homelessness in the local community.
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Forum targets ice and other drugs in Wodonga
Wodonga Council will today host a forum on the use of crystal amphetamines and other drugs in an effort to reduce drug-related harm across the community.
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Teaming up to tackle number plate theft
Police from Wodonga are teaming up with their New South Wales counterparts in Albury along with Wodonga and AlburyCity councils in an effort to reduce the amount of number plate thefts in the area
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Young Achievers win awards
Two outstanding local youth have won Young Achiever Scheme awards this month.
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Birallee Park home of proposed regional cricket hub
Birallee Park will be the home of the proposed regional cricket hub.
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Tourism a strong player in economic growth
Findings from the 2016 Albury Wodonga Visitor Economy Trends (AWVET) Report have once again shown the significant role of tourism in stimulating the local economy, with the sector injecting an estimated $742 million last year.
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Wodonga Council leads sustainability charge
Wodonga Council is leading the sustainability charge with two grants awarded recently to help Victorian councils become more environmentally sustainable and to save money across municipal borders.­­
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Exhibition a tribute to Eddie Kneebone
The latest exhibition at Arts Space Wodonga by much-loved and late artist Eddie Kneebone will be officially opened at 5.30pm today (Thursday) by two of his children.
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Council to explore options for aquatics facilities management
Wodonga Council has notified YMCA of its intention to put out an expressions of interest for the running of the city’s aquatics facilities ahead of the expiry of the contract next year.
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Be part of the Wodonga 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence
Expressions of interest are now open from local organisations, community groups and individuals who are interested in holding an event, program or activity as part of the Wodonga 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence.
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Gallery profiles Eddie Kneebone’s Bones of Contention
The much-loved and late artist Eddie Kneebone will be remembered and revered in a new exhibition opening today at Arts Space Wodonga titled Bones of Contention.
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NAIDOC Week - Story poles tell of preschool journey
A story that began with making Aboriginal children felt welcomed and comfortable at Belgrade Ave Preschool has come full circle, with a local family putting the finishing touches on a series of Aboriginal story poles. In 2014, Belgrade Preschool
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Young achievers recognised
Local dancer Laura Panagopoulos will be heading off to international dance festivals in Portugal then Romania after being awarded a Young Achiever Scheme (YAS) at the June council meeting.
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Next stage of city's transformation to get under way
The next stage of the city heart transformation will start in South St with preparatory works beginning in July.
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Wodonga records strong performance in annual state survey
Wodonga Council has recorded another strong overall performance in the annual state-wide Community Satisfaction Survey with its core performance measures exceeding the state and regional averages.
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Celebrating 100 years of caring for babies and families
Wodonga is joining the rest of Victoria in celebrating 100 years of Maternal and Child Health Nursing across the state.
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State funding supports Wodonga family violence project
Wodonga Council has received $130,000 from the Victorian Government to support initiatives to prevent family violence in the city.
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Artists and friends tell an Inside Out story
It's not just about art but about friendship and support - that's the new exhibition at Arts Space Wodonga Inside Out.
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Improved rail service would be boon for region: report
An improved rail service would mean an increase in passenger numbers and an economic boost for the region, according to a study undertaken by the local councils and action groups.
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Warming hearts and souls with wood-fired pizza
Wodonga Council is urging people to celebrate Harmony Day this Sunday by joining in to the first public use of the new Belvoir Park Community Wood-fired Oven.
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Motorists urged to slow down at school crossings
Motorists urged to slow down at school crossings
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Bringing writers and children together
Reading Matters – Australia’s biggest and brightest celebration of Young Adult literature – will be presented to local schools at Wodonga Library today (Tuesday) ahead of a public session tonight.
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