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Interested In Cruising Or Flying Off Somewhere?

Judith, like so many other would-be grey nomads, has been trying to figure out how to make contact with like-minded people who are looking for a travel companion for either cruising or flying to destinations/tours. Judith says:

“I have lots of time available as I am semi-retired, I live in the country and Melbourne is my closest capital city.

I am looking for a female to share expenses, most of my friends are around 55yo. I am a bit older, I am very active and have numerous interests and hobbies.

If anyone is even half interested, I would love to chat and who knows?????”

Contact Judith

You can contact Judith via email jzattoc@dodo.com.au

Bon voyage!

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Interested in Short Road Trips Out Of Perth?

Victor Hoisington calls himself ‘a classic car buff’. He likes doing short road trips up to a week long out of Perth WA, and would love to connect with like-minded ladies who would enjoy exploring WA’s many regions and who are adventurous, as camping along the way is part of the fun!

Victor is single and semi-retired, a professional mariner working in the offshore oil and gas industry. He will be 60 next April.

Apart from classic cars, he enjoys music, dancing, sailing Tallships, the outdoors, reading, movies, food and of course travel.

For More Info

You can contact Victor on his mobile: 0438043761 or on email:victor.hoisington@yahoo.com.au

Happy tripping!

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Cooperative Medical Clinic Success And National Expansion

The Canberra Times reports that the National Health Co-op, founded six years ago as Canberra’s West Belconnen Health Cooperative, now has seven medical clinics across the ACT, with another about to open in Higgins and then Yass. 33,000 patients have signed up – about 10% of the ACT.

About The Co-op

The co-op was formed by residents frustrated at the lack of bulk-billing GPs. Adults pay $100 a year plus a $30 joining fee to become members of the co-op, allowing unlimited access to bulk-billed primary care services. Members’ children under 18 are free.

Services at the clinics include general practice, podiatry, psychology, asthma and diabetes education, mental health, physiotherapy, child, teen and aged health, dietetics, counsellors and social workers.

Adrian …

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Community Solar Co-op Shares Snapped Up At Young Henrys

Shares in a community-based solar co-op in Sydney sold out in minutes last month. A Non-Profit group of ‘energy citizens’ called Pingala is behind a community solar farm, on the roof of Young Henry’s Brewery in Sydney’s inner west.

An Alternative To Private Rooftop Solar

Community owned solar farms offer an alternative to private rooftop solar. You can own a stake in a local solar farm to offset rising energy bills.

Pingala together with the local community choose a rooftop site on which to build and operate the solar farm – a local hotel, school, car park or wherever makes sense.

Building Community Support For Renewables

Pingala believes that everyone should be involved in and benefit from energy …

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Lower Lakes Stockman’s Challenge & Bush Festival 16-18 Sept

The word is spreading about this year’s Lower Lakes Stockmans Challenge and Bush Festival running over the 16th – 18th September in Strathalbyn, 55 kms SE of Adelaide. Chloe Pearce is working hard as Promotions Coordinator – keen for the event to reach iconic status for SA!

The Lower Lakes Stockman’s Challenge and Bush Festival is a 3 day event with local and interstate competitors showcasing their skills in:

  • whip cracking
  • bareback obstacles
  • stock handling
  • packhorse
  • horse shoeing
  • cross country events

The partnership between horse and rider, the trust and respect they have for each other, and the way they work together really showcases the Aussie ‘bush spirit’…something that SA is keen to preserve for all of us.

A keen visitor says:

“Cannot wait till September, have attended

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