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31st May is World No Tobacco Day
30 May 2015
31st May is World No Tobacco Day
Just over 16 percent of Australians smoke, but three in four smokers say they are interested in quitting. Individuals, non-governmental organisations and governments unite on World No Tobacco Day to draw attention to the health problems that tobacco use can cause. It is held on 31 May each year.
 
Cockatoos Causing Trouble in Blue Mountains
30 May 2015
Cockatoos Causing Trouble in Blue Mountains
Sulphur-crested cockatoos are booming in the Blue Mountains, pushing out more timid native birds 
Glow Worm Tunnel Marathon
30 May 2015
Glow Worm Tunnel Marathon
The Glow Worm Tunnel Trail Marathon Weekend includes events for the whole family, all on some of the most pristine trails and in one of the most amazing National Parks in Australia. The event has filled each year with many people returning and making it their regular Run and Fun weekend in a stunning location. Registrations close 5 June. 
Staying Motivated Over Winter
30 May 2015
Staying Motivated Over Winter
With colder weather, and darker sky, getting motivated to exercise can be harder over winter. Blue Mountains Leisure Centres have some suggestions about how to stay motivated. 
Federal Parliament to Debate Same Sex Marriage
30 May 2015
Federal Parliament to Debate Same Sex Marriage
Federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten is set to introduce a Private Member’s Bill on Monday, 1 June, that would legislate same sex marriage. The bill is seconded by Labor Deputy Leader Tanya Plibersek. 
50s Christmas in July at the Paragon
29 May 2015
50s Christmas in July at the Paragon
The historic Art Deco Paragon Café is celebrating Christmas in July 1950’s style, with gourmet food, live music, trivia and dancing. 
New Harvest Trails and Markets MApp
29 May 2015
New Harvest Trails and Markets MApp
Hawkesbury Harvest has launched a new app for discovering the best, local, farm-fresh produce in NSW. The app gives users the chance to discover the food trails of New South Wales, delight in reconnecting with the best of local and regional farm fresh foods that the farmer grows, and meet producers of fine foods. 
Energy Savings For Seniors
29 May 2015
Energy Savings For Seniors
The NSW Government has announced a new partnership with AGL Energy (AGL) that will give NSW Seniors Card holders a discount on their energy plans. 
Successful Community Planting Day at Hillcrest
29 May 2015
Successful Community Planting Day at Hillcrest
A strong turnout of local residents ensured a successful community planting day at Hillcrest Reserve Lithgow. 
From Bathurst to Blaxland to Raise Much Needed Funds
28 May 2015
From Bathurst to Blaxland to Raise Much Needed Funds
A dedicated group of volunteers participate once a year in a grueling walk to raise money for local causes. Traversing nearly 170 kilometers, the Great Walk takes them from Bathurst to Blaxland. 
Street Art to Colour Katoomba
28 May 2015
Street Art to Colour Katoomba
Katoomba’s upcoming Street Art Project promises to give the town a vibrant display, bringing one of the biggest developments in Australia's grafiti scene to the Blue Mountains. MTN Australia recently wrote about the event on their website. An edited version of this article follows. 
Voices For Justice 2015 Announced
28 May 2015
Voices For Justice 2015 Announced
Voices for Justice focuses on lobbying politicians for more, and better, foreign aid in Australia’s budget. Advocacy group Micah Challenge recently announced that the annual conference will return to Canberra from 10-13 October, 2015. 
Adam Searle Calls For Law to Tackle Workplace Discrimination
28 May 2015
Adam Searle Calls For Law to Tackle Workplace Discrimination
Labor’s Leader in the NSW Legislative Council, Adam Searle, has called for industrial relations reform to protect the rights of women in the workplace. In an event held at Leura’s Fairmont Resort on Friday 22 May, Mr Searle said that too many women were harassed at work, despite current legislation. 
Game Developers Raise Money for Nepal
27 May 2015
Game Developers Raise Money for Nepal
Featherweight Games, a Sydney-based videogames development team originally from the Blue Mountains, have released a new game to make a difference. Skiing Yeti Mountain, which was released earlier this month in the App Store and on Google Play, will raise money for relief efforts following the Nepal earthquake. 
Community Report Released for Upgrades to Penrith's Major Roads
27 May 2015
Community Report Released for Upgrades to Penrith's Major Roads
A $70 million dollar upgrade to Penrith's Castlereagh Road and Jane Street promises to make Penrith's commercial and industrial centre more accessible. The Roads and Maritime Services has published a community consultation report about the preferred upgrade option. 
Leura Gardens Festival Welcomes Your Support
27 May 2015
Leura Gardens Festival Welcomes Your Support
The Leura Gardens Festival is calling on local small businesses and community members to support this year’s festival by becoming a “Friend of the Festival”. 
NAIDOC Celebrations at The Joan
27 May 2015
NAIDOC Celebrations at The Joan
The Joan will welcome the cast and crew of Head Full of Love to Penrith on Saturday, 13 June at 2pm and 8pm, accompanied by the Alice Springs Beanie Festival Exhibition. 
High Tea at the Hydro Majestic
27 May 2015
High Tea at the Hydro Majestic
Bloggers Mr and Mrs Romance review high tea at the Hydro Majestic. This article details their experience of “this quaint little meal.” 
Local Library Joins National Simultaneous Storytime 2015
26 May 2015
Local Library Joins National Simultaneous Storytime 2015
Blue Mountains City Council is joining the 15th National Simultaneous Storytime, an annual campaign that aims to encourage more young Australians to read and enjoy books. 
Tor of Hartley is a Magnet for Artists
26 May 2015
Tor of Hartley is a Magnet for Artists
Hulking moodily over a remnant of the nation’s colonial past, a pile of rocks flung against the side of a hill just west of the Blue Mountains has been a magnet for artists for two centuries, creatively and literally. 
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