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SSC Newspaper : February 2012
february 2012 Talk To STraThfield aT our new communiTy webSiTe 2 Strathfield Scene welcome Big Splash Media Suite 2, Level 8, 50 Margaret St, Sydney 2000 +61 2 9299 8699 ContaCt us: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Strathfield Scene is published on behalf of Strathfield Council by Big Splash Media. Copyright Big Splash Media. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or part without permission is strictly prohibited. Opinions expressed are those of writers and advertisers, not necessarily those of the publisher or Strathfield Council. Information provided is believed correct at time of going to press. The publisher accepts no responsibility for unsolicited pictures or manuscripts. Publisher and editor Peter Lynch General manager Steve Redgrave Art director Stephen Clark Sub-editor John Piggott Reporter Bernadette Chua Photos Joe Larrarte www.fotocam.com.au Advertising Jade Hodge Collen Magobeya, 32 Film-maker and new Australian citizen, pictured with Mayor Paul Barron 5 minutes with... Why dId yOu ChOOSe TO lIve In STRAThfIeld? I love how I feel like it is the centre of Sydney. It’s close to everything and the community here is so welcoming and, most of all, multicultural. There is such a range of diversity here. Why dId yOu MOve TO AuSTRAlIA? I came to film and television production from Zimbabwe and after I finished studying, I decided to stay. There are so many censorship laws in Zimbabwe, so I wouldn’t have been able to make documentaries, which is what I want to do. WhAT’S The BeST pART ABOuT lIvIng In AuSTRAlIA? We have so much freedom of speech, freedom of expression and democracy. It’s so rare. In many other countries, people don’t have the same opportunities. WhAT’S The MOST IMpORTAnT ThIng TO yOu ABOuT lIvIng In Sydney? This is the place where I can thrive in my industry. I’ve already made two documentaries about Zimbabwe and I wouldn’t have been able to do that in my home country. It was important to me that I move to a country which had economic stability. WhAT ARe The BIggeST dIffeRenCeS BeTWeen heRe And ZIMBABWe? The censorship laws are a lot tighter there. Zimbabwe is a beautiful country but it’s still a Third World country. Australia has so much opportunity. WhAT ARe yOu WORkIng On nOW? Currently I’m working at an aged-care facility in western Sydney. I enjoy working with older people because you get to hear some great stories. I’m going to start another documentary soon but I’m still thinking of some ideas. Also, I’m waiting to get some funding from different organisations. Contents NEWS uni student plans sparks anger 3 Will Camden lodge be razed? 4 COUNCIL NEWS Ten-year blueprint revealed 6, 7 May fair sparks walkout 8 THE BIG ISSUE Councillors listen up! 11 STraTHfIELd LIfE Childcare 21 property 23 food of love 24 Calendar 27 SNaparazzI Australia day and Chinese new year 28, 29 pEOpLE young citizens of the year 30 Education special report, pages 13 -19 TION M 0423 283 755 T 02 9699 9367 W www.iauctiongroup.com.au E email@example.com PUBLIC NOTICE JEWELLERY AUCTION URGENT STOCK LIQUIDATION. MANY ITEMS UNRESERVED! MANY ITEMS UNRESERVED • AUSTRALIAN CUSTOM LIQUIDATIONS • PUBLIC ENTRIES • BUSINESS BANKRUPTCIES • INSOLVENCY MATTERS • INTERNATIONAL STOCK LIQUIDATIONS A large collection of high-end jewellery to be sold on behalf of distressed and highly motivatied vendors. Men’s and ladies Swiss watches including Rolex, Omega, Breitling, Cartier, Tag Heuer, Raymond Weil, Longines and more. Diamonds, South Sea Pearls, Tanzanite, Sapphire, Emerald, Jade, red Coral. Ring, neclaces, bracelets, earrings bangles. Take advantage of this opportunity to purchase jewellery that you thought you could never afford! FULL DESCRIPTIONS, ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUE WWW.IAUCTIONGROUP.COM.AU SUNDAY 12 FEBRUARY THE WALDORF PARRAMATTA 110-114 JAMES RUSE DRIVE (OPPOSITE RYDGES HOTEL) VIEWING 11 AM. AUCTION 1 PM INDEPENDENT AUCTION GROUP Chopard 6.38ct tanzanite & diamond earrings Jade, diamond, sapphire pendant 18.60ct coral & diamond earrings 7.71ct opal, diamond ring 1.70ct diamond centre-stone ring Fancy yellow & white diamond drop earrings totalling 18.15ct 1.30ct marquis cut diamond ring 11x9mm jade, 1 .08 diamond ring 4.80ct emerald diamond ring 8.97ct tanzanite & 1.54ct diamond ring 18ct gold Rolex DayDate Ladies Rolex YachtMaster Rolex SubMariner 5.99ct emerald diamond pendant 4.38ct ruby, diamond pendant 4.50ct tanzanite, diamond pendant 1.10ct diamond pendant 2.25ct emerald & diamond ring 2.06ct diamond stud earrings 1.05 diamond colour F XX internally flawless Gong xi fa cai! We wish all our readers and advertisers a happy Chinese New year.