Vale John Pizarro OAM: It is with a heavy heart that we report well known Parkes resident and widely celebrated karting legend, John Pizarro OAM, recently passed away. It is a great loss to both the Parkes community and to the sporting and Karting communities that have been grieving since the news was shared. Our condolences to John’s family and friends and colleagues.
Get Ready for Book Week: Book Week will be held 19th – 25th August and this year the theme is Read, Grow, Inspire. The Child Book Council Of Australia (CBCA) has been bringing children and books together across Australia through Children’s Book Week since 1945. During this time schools and public libraries spend one glorious week celebrating books and Australian children’s authors and illustrators.
Don’t Repeat Mistakes In Bush Push: According to research commissioned by NewsCorp Australia, more than three million people living in capital cities intend to move to a rural or regional area to escape soaring rents and constant congestion.
NSW Farmers Rural Affairs chair Deb Charlton said they were sometimes ill-equipped to handle an influx of new neighbours. “Smaller towns are already crying out for essential infrastructure and the people to deliver those services, and without a deliberate effort to address these shortfalls we risk making things worse.
Mrs Charlton said the remote working trend, which was accelerated by the pandemic, opened up a number of opportunities for people who no longer needed to be in ‘the rat race’. But if decision makers failed to adequately prepare country communities, they risked repeating big city mistakes.