Tagged: Berrima

ANZAC Day services across the Southern Highlands

April 17, 2018Posted in: Community, Events

As the Nation prepares to pause and commemorate our servicemen and women, Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Councillor Ken Halstead is urging residents to attend one of this year’s ANZAC Day services. “Next Wednesday marks the 103rd anniversary of the landing of Australian and New Zealand troops on the shores of Gallipoli in 1915,” he said. “The...

Wingecarribee Shire’s top citizens announced

January 29, 2018Posted in: Community, Events

Passionate Aboriginal Culture awareness educator Aunty Wendy Lotter has been named Wingecarribee Shire’s 2018 Australia Day Citizen of the Year. For over 25 years, Wendy has shared her Aboriginal culture and knowledge to help improve relations between non-indigenous and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Aunty Wendy is the Program Director of Platypus Dreamin’ Aboriginal Educational Programs...

Wingecarribee Shire to welcome new citizens

January 22, 2018Posted in: Community, Events

Australia Day in Berrima

Eight residents from the United Kingdom, India and South Africa will make the pledge of Australian Citizenship as part of Wingecarribee Shire Council’s 2018 Australia Day celebrations this Friday 26 January at Berrima. Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Ken Halstead said the occasion was a chance to acknowledge the importance of citizenship. “Becoming an Australian citizen is...

Cheryl Koenig to headline Australia Day celebrations

December 20, 2017Posted in: Community, Events

Tireless brain injury awareness advocate and author Cheryl Koenig is set to join Wingecarribee’s Australia Day celebrations this January at Berrima as the Shire’s 2018 Australia Day Ambassador. Cheryl is an author of four books, motivational speaker, volunteer and fundraiser extraordinaire having helped raise over $190,000 for various health care services and non-government support groups....

Australia Day nominations now being called

September 7, 2017Posted in: Community, Events

Wingecarribee Shire Council is calling on residents to nominate their fellow citizens for the upcoming 2018 Australia Day Awards. Nominations are sought in two categories and contributions can include individual acts of compassion, generosity or bravery. Categories for the 2018 Awards include: Citizen of the Year, and Young Citizen of the Year The Young Citizen...