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What’s on around Wangaratta – 05 Sep 08

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The following information is reprinted from the 5th September edition of Cultural Capers listing Entertainment, Arts and Culture from Across the North East Region. More detail is available here.

  • Heritage Idol Festival: The Search for our Oldest things 30 Aug – 21 Sept
  • Italian Heritage Exhibition – Calling for Contributions
  • Community Singing for fun – Thursday evenings commencing 7 Aug
  • Spring Carer Workshops – various throughout Spring
  • Mother & Son (Live Theatre) Wangaratta 5 – 14 Sept
  • Live & Times (Art Exhibition) 6 Sept – 5 Oct
  • Fathers Day at St Leonards Vineyard – Sunday 7 Sept
  • LyreBird – Tales of Helpmann (Live Theatre) 9 – 14 Sept
  • Exhibition Coffee Morning 11 Sept
  • Murray Music Club present Jo Jo Smith (Live Music) – 12 Sept
  • Community Grants – Applications Close 12 Sept
  • Tickling the Ivories (Piano Recital) 14 Sept
  • Do You Wanna Sing?  (Workshop) Commences 14 Sept
  • Arts Wodonga Art Auction – Submissions Close 19 Sept
  • Community Pride Awards – Nominations Close 19 Sept
  • Un4Seen (Art Exhibition) 20 Sept – 6 oct
  • French Choral Masterpieces – Three Choirs Festival – 20 & 21 Sept
  • Friends of the Gallery AGM – 23 Sept
  • Jazz Art Awards – Entries Close 26 Sept
  • Spirit of the Land – Artists Entries Close 29 Sept
  • Make a Wish Australia – Art & Photography Exhibition 1 – 18 Oct
  • Regional Arts Australia Conference 3 – 5 Oct
  • City of Wodonga Children’s Fair – 12 Oct
  • Jazz Art Next Youth Awards – Entries Close 17 Oct
  • Ostinato – Meets Every Tuesday
  • Art, Community & Education (Graduate Course @ LaTrobe)
  • Cafe Concert Series 2008 – through to 21 Nov

Greg’s Greatest Journey – Weekly Update

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Dear family and friends

Pauline is recovering well from the flu although she is still coughing and spluttering. And to top it off, the chest xray has exposed an enlarged heart. I have always said she is all heart 😉

After David came to the rescue, he returned home to get a dose of the flu himself.

My cancer is progressing with the base level of the morphine tablets increased again by 5mg per tablet – just to remind me of the inevitability of the disease.  This week I learned a new pain management skill using meditation when a breakthrough pain event refused to submit to the power of morphine.  I was pleasantly surprised with my ability to handle that.

You look at the timing of these changes in medication strength and try to calculate the rate of degradion going on but there are no answers. Still you take note.

With the onset of the spring weather, I am looking forward to getting the vegetable garden up and running again.  With a modified diet of alkalising foods, I will be juicing as much produce as I can grow.


Exploiting foreign workers is legal in Australia: The workplace ombudsman said it was legal for foreign guest workers to be paid as little as $4.20 an hour to lay out Woodside’s north-west shelf gas pipeline, an investigation by the Workplace Ombudsman has found.   Foreign workers on a 456 Australian short-stay visa do not attract a minimum wage.  Australian citizens enjoy a federal minimum wage of $13.74 per hour.  That is ruthless exploitation by Woodside who enjoy the financial benefits of the mining boom.  Whether installed by Howard or Rudd, our IR laws need to be overhauled to eliminate such ‘loopholes’

Even before this post was published, the Rudd Government is set to fix offshore minimum wage loophole.  The right outcome will hopefully prevail.

Free public transport for seniors all this week: Minister for Senior Victorians Lisa Neville said all Victorian Seniors Cards holders could travel free on metropolitan buses, trains and trams and regional town bus services from October 5-12.  Read full article here


Written by Greg Naylor

6 September 2008 at 12:00 am

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  1. Well today’s win by the Pies MUST have lifted your spirits, Greg. Great result and I’m rapt for you and the fact Adelaide is out. Might be C’wood v St Kilda next week, although I’ve got this funny feeling about tomorrow’s game against Geelong. I might be dreaming but ……………


    6 September 2008 at 11:40 pm

  2. Well, I’m with you Ray. I reckon that conspiracy was to get the Saints to roll Geelong and then for Collingwood to ELIMINATE Geelong making it possible for one of the rest of us to win a premiership. See you in the Grand Final 🙂

    Greg Naylor

    7 September 2008 at 12:17 am

  3. Umm, I was dreaming after all. Only one of us can go on now.


    8 September 2008 at 12:25 am

  4. Sorry to be ruthless about it Ray, but the Saints showed they can’t get over the Cats. And, if the Magpies cannot beat the Saints convincingly, they don’t deserve to be there either.

    I hope Collingwood does NOT bring back the two sinners. Their replacements have got them where they are and deserve the glory of following through.

    Greg Naylor

    8 September 2008 at 12:05 pm

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