On December 6, St John’s Church, Wagga was the venue for a Pleasant Sunday Afternoon of Christmas Carols.
Well-known singers, Murrumbidgee Magic, brought together several choirs to provide great entertainment for those present. Audience participation was also encouraged with community singing of well known carols.
As the church was filled to capacity, the sound produced was truly wonderful.
Entertainment was provided by the Riverina Central Choir, Sing Australia, Cantilena Singers, Murrumbidgee Magic Chorus, The French Choir, Riverina Conservatorium Choir and the Wagga City Rugby Male Choir.
Entry was by donation with proceeds going to the Wagga Branch of CanAssist.
The event raised $850, which was presented to CanAssist representative, Marie Pepper.
Murrumbidgee Magic Chorus
May this Christmas bring everyone in Wagga comfort, joy, peace and happiness.
May God spread the peace all around the world and bring prosperity to everyone in the coming New Year, 2016.
May we all be united against racism, hatred and intolerance. Amen.
Muslims of Wagga Wagga
WHY if you are recovering from any illness do people ask (both in person and on the phone) - how are you? If it is a mental illness, they ring your son or, in my case, your brother. I am harmless and it hurts me.
It was good to see Member for Farrer Sussan Ley acknowledging the angst in her communities when she spoke in Federal Parliament recently about amendments to the Water Act.
Ms Ley spoke about unhappy, anxious and desperate communities and it is pleasing to see that she is getting a grasp on how her constituents feel about the manner in which the Murray-Darling Basin Authority and the Basin Plan have failed our region and food producers.
Unfortunately, amendments to the Water Act do not go far enough because they still do not provide guarantees that insist on balance between the environment, social and economic factors.
However, food producers are hoping that with Ms Ley’s support this issue, and the serious shortcomings of the Murray-Darling Basin Authority which she also highlighted, can be addressed.
Changes to the basin plan are essential if we want to protect the environment, as well as regional economies and people.
Let’s hope, for the sake of not only our communities but the nation as a whole, Ms Ley is able to continue leading a push to assess the plan’s failures and implement effective policy that works for everyone.
Karen Macdonald, Blighty
The last two federal governments had a Royal Commission into Trade Union. May I suggest that the next round of Royal Commissions look into registered clubs, the RSPCA and their management of them.
It is well known that in the past, legal firms are on the management of RSPCAs and then they get legal work. Also often in registered clubs often the contacts go to family or close family members of the directors.
Also a federal Royal Commission into problems with the Constitution. Like a Federal Court cannot cancel its orders if these were made without jurisdiction. This should be done before another waste of money on a Republic Referendum. Also it could look into whether the debates leading up to federation could be used to determine what is meant by sections in the Constitution.
Stephen Bingle, Bexley North
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