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Conser vation Office on
Remember to re-set your automatic watering systems
to account for the start of daylight savings.
It s also a good time to make sure
your plants and lawns are well
prepared for summer.
Tips to prepare your gardens
• Check the condition of your irrigation
systems, looking for system faults,
blockages or leaks that may
potentially cause water wastage.
• Mulch garden beds to reduce
evaporation, weed growth and
water runoff when it rains.
75mm is an ideal mulch depth.
• Aerate your grass using a pitch
fork or lawn coring equipment,
as this provides oxygen to the soil and
allows better penetration of water to the
Remember, Permanent Water Conservation Measures currently apply.
For more information on when and how you can water your gardens and
lawns, visit actew.com.au or contact the Water Conservation Office.
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Young dancers tour Victoria
Students from Pointe2Pointe
dance school in Gungahlin
did a master-class tour to
A GROUP of Gungahlin dance students
were taken out of their comfort zones and
thrust into the spotlight during a dance
tour to Victoria last month.
Students from Pointe2Pointe dance
school in Gungahlin were led by
director Natalie Pearse on a tour to
Melbourne and Traralgon.
From September 22 to 30, 11
students took part in the school's first
tour, which was designed to expose
them to a variety of competitions
"We thought the kids had done
so much locally and in NSW, but
they'd never really been outside
of the ACT or NSW," Ms Pearse
The dance students attended
master classes in Melbourne at
Jason Coleman's Ministry of
Dance and at Dance Factory.
There they studied theatrical
jazz, hip hop, classical bal-
let, lyrical and contempor-
ary dance, and acrobatics.
Ms Pearse said organis-
ing the master classes was a
labour of love that involved a lot
"We were able to secure those
teachers and it was just fantastic,"
"The teachers also taught them new
choreography yet to be seen anywhere
They were lucky enough to learn a
routine from the recent 'Xanadu' musical.
"It was so exciting when they taught the
kids the piece from the musical," Ms
Pearse said. "If you could only have seen
their little faces -- it was almost over-
whelming. It was so exciting for them.
"They literally danced up and down the
streets of Melbourne while they were
The dancers also attended an Australian
Ballet performance of Romeo & Juliet at
the Arts Centre in Melbourne and took
part in the Latrobe Valley Eisteddfod in
Traralgon with excellent results.
Between them they took home a total of
19 first places, 13 second places, five third
places and five highly commended.
Ms Pearse said the tour was a success
for the school and it planned to do more.
"The whole thing was made easier by
the fact that the kids were so fantastic,"
"When we were on the bus on the way
home we were already talking about our
CELEBRATIONS are underway for Australia's team of
elite young craftsmen and women after they succeeded
in scooping 24 medals at the 41st WorldSkills
International Competition in London -- the 'World
Games' of vocational skills.
Overall Australia was ranked the seventh most skilled
nation in the world, beating host country the United
Kingdom by two places.
Canberra's own Tom Ramsey was amongst the team
of 28 Australian competitors toasting a fantastic team
effort, having been handed a Medal of Excellence at the
closing ceremony on Sunday for his outstanding
performance against the international competitors in the
Landscape Gardening category.
The team went into combat against 1000 of the
world's best apprentices from more than 50 countries to
compete in 46 different skill areas, covering skill sets
ranging from cabinetmaking to construction metal work
and floristry to fashion technology.
In all, Australia's medal haul totalled 24.
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