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The short-sightedness epidemic in children: should parents be worried and what can we do about it?

With the last 2 years of on-again, off-again home-schooling and more laptop and computer work than ever, many parents are worried their children are becoming more and more short-sighted. Fortunately, there are now interventions that can help reduce the progression of short-sightedness. What is short-sightedness and why should we care? Short-sightedness often develops during childhood and continues to progress until physical growth stops. Short-sightedness is typically caused by accelerated growth of the eye which causes blurred distance vision. In turn, this predisposes the eye to potentially serious conditions such as retinal degenerations/detachments and glaucoma later in life. What interventions are…

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Waverley Youth Art Prize, Three weeks to go!

Three weeks to go! Time is running out, artworks are set to launch in T-Minus three weeks! If you have not already started your entry for the Waverley Youth Art Prize then it is time to get making! This year’s prizes The Waverley Youth Art Prize is about so much more than winners. It is a chance to experience the joy of sharing your work, propose ideas about the future and to meet other like-minded artists from the region…but it sure is nice to win some prizes too! This year, we are pleased to announce that the Waverley Youth Art…

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PARTY LIKE IT’S 1981 AT SYDNEY’S ULTIMATE VIEWPOINT

For one month only, the ultimate throwback is heading to Sydney Tower Eye as the best view in Sydney is transformed into Sydney’s Highest 80s Arcade! Visit during the day for the ultimate family-fun day out – your general admission ticket allows free play on a range of iconic 80s’ arcade games. Or visit during the night for the full arcade experience – 80s’ themed Arcade Nights with games, pop-up bar & more! (18+ only event)! EVENT PERIOD: 1 APRIL TO 30 APRIL 2022 Enjoy sky-high fun with a range of iconic 80s arcade games like pinball, Dance Dance Revolution, Space…

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OPPO’s #SelfieServe is Back – After selling out last weekend

Last chance to score a free ice cream with your face on it   After a sold out first weekend with more than 110 litres of personalised ice creams given out, the OPPO #SelfieServe ice cream truck is returning this weekend to treat gelato lovers’ taste buds and their social feed. Smartphone brand OPPO is combining Aussies’ love for ice cream with technology, serving up the coolest dessert selfie.  To experience the OPPO #SelfieServe, all Sydneysiders need to do is simply turn up, snap a selfie and score a free ice cream with your face printed on it. Free of…

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4 tips to create a stress-free wardrobe that works for your lifestyle

As a busy mum, you’ve already got plenty on your to-do list and enough to think about, without the added stress of what to wear each day. While you want your wardrobe to be practical and stress-free, you also want it to be fun and stylish. With the warmer (or in some places incredibly hot) weather approaching, now’s the chance to update your summer clothes.From starting with the basics to organisation, here are four tips for creating a stress-free wardrobe that works for you and your busy lifestyle Start with the basics Every wardrobe should have some staples. These items…

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Food Trucks at Heffron Park

Food trucks What would Christmas be without food trucks? Food trucks will be at Heffron Park Netball Courts for our Christmas Eat, Drink & Play event, which will take place from Thursday 16 December to Sunday 19 December. With numerous trucks attending, there will be something for everyone! From pizza, to ice-creams, to hot dogs, Brazilian BBQ, vegan meals, donuts and more! Trucks will be there on Thursday 16 Dec from 4pm – 10pm and from Friday 17 – Sunday 19 from noon to 10pm. Go with friends, take a picnic rug and enjoy the food and atmosphere! More information…

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PIXAR PUTT SET TO TAKE SYDNEY TO INFINITY…AND BEYOND, THIS SUMMER!

AS SYDNEY OPENS UP, THE PIXAR-THEMED MINI-GOLF COURSE IS CONFIRMED TO MAKE THE ENTERTAINMENT QUARTER ITS HOME FROM LATE NOVEMBER TO FEBRUARY. Australia’s favourite pop-up mini-golf phenomenon, Pixar Putt, is set to help revitalise Sydney when it opens at the vibrant Entertainment Quarter in Moore Park from 26 November 2021 through to 6 February 2022. Tickets go on sale on Wednesday 27 October from 9am via www.pixarputt.com.au This open air, pop-up mini-golf sensation is made up of interactive putt-putt holes inspired by the stories, characters, and icons from some of Pixar’s most beloved films including Toy Story, Monsters, Inc., Soul,…

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FedEx Express names plane after South Coogee local

                          FedEx Express names plane after South Coogee local   10-year-old South Coogee local, Zoe Blacker’s excitement is sky-high after international logistics leader, FedEx Express named one of their aircraft after her.                   It’s a centuries-old tradition for ships of all kinds to be named and, almost since the first airplane, people and companies have often chosen unique names for their aircraft. But when it comes to naming their aircraft, FedEx goes one step further. From the early days of the company, it…

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Discover Sydney’s Parklands this National Science Week

Calling all budding scientists and nature buffs! In celebration of National Science Week on 14-22 August 2021, Greater Sydney Parklands is taking kids on an interactive science-packed journey through two of Sydney’s iconic parklands! The virtual community event, From Swamp to Scrub is ideal for kids aged 5-12 and will journey from the wetlands of Centennial Park to the woodlands and scrub of Western Sydney Parklands. Along the way, kids, together with their parents or teachers, will discover the iconic plants and animals that call these parks home! The Experience: Junior scientists can virtually navigate their way across two of Sydney’s iconic parklands and explore over 25 science activities as…

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Tamarama

Tamarama ‘Glama’ as it’s often referred to by locals is a famous eastern suburbs beach. Read our review of this picturesque eastern suburbs beachside suburb

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