STORK NEWS: Adam and Rachelle Wild welcome Hudson Wilhelm Wild AKA H Bomb. Born 02/07/17 in Orange Hospital, 52cm and 3.6kg.
Active Kids Rebate: The 2017-18 Budget will allocate $207 million over four years to help NSW families meet the cost of getting their kids to sport and fitness activities. From 1st January 2018 parents will be able to claim $100 per child, per calendar year to reduce the cost of membership fees. Parents can register online. “The health of our children is a priority for every parent and I hope this rebate is the difference it takes to enable parents to enroll their child in the sport of their choice,” said Treasurer Dominic Perrottet.
Weekend Penalty Rates: The cuts to penalty rates will be phased in over a four- year period, with the first cuts of five percent across hospitality, fast food, retail and pharmacy. Hospitality and fast food workers will then endure a 10 percent Sunday rate reduction every year, while rates for pharmacy workers will drop 15% annually. Check your next pay slip and ensure it is correct by going to https://www.fairwork. gov.au/pay/penaltyrates-and-allowances
Silver Ball: 100 guests attended the occa- sion from all over the Central West, North Coast ad South Coast. The raffle on the night raised $2,040 and will be donated to the local project Raising for the Read Triplets. Winners of the raffle were: Robyn Bussa from Ulladulla, who won a weekend retreat at Chaffcutter’s Cottage in Canowindra and Pat Howard from Bathurst who won second prize of a $100 fuel voucher.
2016 Census Figures: Cabonne welcomes a 4.4% population growth, while residents aged 65 years or over has in- creased by 17.6%. “While this will be a challenge, I think catering for our senior residents presents a great opportunity for Cabonne to build on the aged care facilities we currently have and to make our shire an even more desirable place to live,” said Cabonne Mayor Ian Gosper.
Tractor Trek Big Brekky: On the 26th August from 7.30am to 12pm. The Canowindra Tyre Service will be hosting a big breakfast to help raise money for the Tractor Trek in September. Money raised from the Tractor Trek will then be donated to Little Wings. “I would personally like to say a big thanks to all of the businesses who have already made a substantial donation,” said Roy. Come on down and get bacon, eggs, coffee and more.