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 Privacy Awareness Week
28 Apr 2015
Privacy Awareness Week
Privacy Awareness Week (PAW) will be held from 3–9 May, 2015. The theme for this year is ‘Privacy Everyday’. Privacy should be an essential component of everyday life, including transactions such as internet banking, social media and online shopping. 
Tumour Terminators' 13th City to Surf
28 Apr 2015
Tumour Terminators' 13th City to Surf
Each school year in Australia, enough children are diagnosed with cancer to empty 23 classrooms. This means that more Australian children die from cancer than any other disease. These alarming facts motivate the City2Surf team, The Tumour Terminators. 
Introducing GenNBN
28 Apr 2015
Introducing GenNBN
The next generation of Australians may never work an uninterrupted eight hour day, watch a TV show at a set hour, or aspire to live in a capital city, a new report says. 
International ‘Pay It Forward Day’
28 Apr 2015
International ‘Pay It Forward Day’
This Thursday, 30 April 2015, Pay It Forward Day is aiming to inspire over three million acts of kindness around the world. Last year, people from 70 countries participated in Pay it Forward Day with individuals working on proclamations in 36 states and 41 cities worldwide. 
Art Lives Here
28 Apr 2015
Art Lives Here
Beginning on Friday 1st of May at 7pm, Winmalee Autumn Artfest is a chance for art lovers to indulge their senses in a cultural smorgesboard. 
Comic Superheros Fly in to Katoomba Library
27 Apr 2015
Comic Superheros Fly in to Katoomba Library
Get in touch with your inner-superhero and visit Katoomba Library to celebrate Free Comic Book Day this Saturday 2 May between 10.00am to 1.30pm. 
Speaker Program Announced for Leura Harvest Festival
27 Apr 2015
Speaker Program Announced for Leura Harvest Festival
Learn how to live subsistently on a quarter-acre block, keep bees, how artisanal textile is conceived and produced, brew your own beer and lots more from expert speakers at this year's Leura Harvest Festival on Sunday, 3 May.
 
Trish Doyle Takes Office
27 Apr 2015
Trish Doyle Takes Office
The new Member for the Blue Mountains, Trish Doyle, received the keys to her electorate office on 16 April, 2015. She says that she has already received many requests for help and information. 
UWS Study Uncovers Challenges to Small Businesses
27 Apr 2015
UWS Study Uncovers Challenges to Small Businesses
Research from the University of Western Sydney (UWS) has surveyed the small business sector and discovered five distinct categories separated by growth factors, technology and access to finance. 
Hawkesbury River: The Settler’s River
26 Apr 2015
Hawkesbury River: The Settler’s River
With parts of NSW having experienced the worst floods in a decade, it is worth remembering that flood waters have been a regular feature of the Hawkesbury River for centuries. This feature article by the Deep Hill Media team appeared in the October/November 2010 edition of Blue Mountains Life magazine. It is republished here with fresh images showing the current flood. 
Ironfest: Shifting Gears for Lithgow
26 Apr 2015
Ironfest: Shifting Gears for Lithgow
Crowds of voyeurs in jeans and caps gawp in amazement at the mish-mash of history and unabashed exhibitionism surrounding them, with about 16,000 attending Ironfest over the April 18-19 weekend. 
Register Your Dog for Million Paws Walk
26 Apr 2015
Register Your Dog for Million Paws Walk
Give your pooch a real treat by taking them along to the largest event on the RSPCA Blue Mountains canine calendar. 
Blue Mountains Pedestrian Access and Mobility Plan
25 Apr 2015
Blue Mountains Pedestrian Access and Mobility Plan
Bitzios Consulting, on behalf of Blue Mountains City Council, is preparing a Pedestrian Access and Mobility Plan (PAMP) to improve the safety, convenience, connectivity, and accessibility of pedestrian routes across the wider Blue Mountains LGA. Survey Closes on the 1 May 2015. 
'HELP' for Diabetes
25 Apr 2015
'HELP' for Diabetes
Nepean-Blue Mountains Medicare Local (NBMML) has developed a Healthy Eating and Lifestyle Program, better known as HELP, for people living with Type 2 Diabetes and others who are just interested in developing and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. 
Maintaining Health After Floods and Storms
25 Apr 2015
Maintaining Health After Floods and Storms
NSW Health is urging members of the public to take heed of simple advice to ensure they reduce their risk of injury, sickness or infection as a result of the recent storms and flooding which has affected much of the State’s east coast. 
Falling Crime Statistics
25 Apr 2015
Falling Crime Statistics
The latest Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) data shows no increase in any of the 17 major crime categories in our region. 
NSW Government Art Fellowship
25 Apr 2015
NSW Government Art Fellowship
Local visual artists embarking on their careers can apply for a $30,000 NSW Government Visual Arts Fellowship. 
Seeking Local News and General Interest Stories
24 Apr 2015
Seeking Local News and General Interest Stories
Fresh Air Daily presents local news and general interest stories to inform, inspire, and showcase our Blue Mountains community. We are seeking local stories from across the Blue Mountains and neighbouring regions stretching from Penrith and Richmond through to Lithgow and Oberon. 
Best Soup in the Mountains
24 Apr 2015
Best Soup in the Mountains
Fresh Air Daily recently asked our readers to comment on their food choices again, this time on who they thought made the best soup in the Blue Mountains. Staff tallied and analysed the results to make the following list. 
Diabetes Consultation Seeks Community Views
24 Apr 2015
Diabetes Consultation Seeks Community Views
The Federal Government is calling on community members to have their say on the best ways to prevent, treat, and cure diabetes. 
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