Month: April 2022

Virgin Voyages heads Down Under with adults-only cruise format

DALLAS SHERRINGHAM VIRGIN Voyages will bring its successful “adults only” cruise format to Australia in 2023. The new cruise line is aimed at today’s sophisticated passengers-or Sailors- who enjoy combining adventure, relaxation and action during the day with a great night life. Virgin Voyages is Richard Branson’s award-winning cruise line that hit the high seas …

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Nearing the end of the cycle: Record levels of office tenancy

PARRAMATTA received record levels of office tenant activity in 2021, softening the increase in vacancies as large levels of new supply come online. Positive net absorption of 68,000 sqm was recorded in the December quarter by JLL, the strongest quarterly result since the firm began tracking the market in 1990, driven by strong pre-commitment levels …

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Reframing Heroism: The ultimate test of leadership

PRISCELLA MABOR WHEN the Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelensky was offered safe passage out of his country’s warzone in the first days following the Russian invasion, he firmly announced: “I need ammunition, not a ride.“ As leader of 44 million Ukranians, facing down a neighbouring country of 144 million, he was asked the ultimate test of …

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Former Eels star builds self-esteem: Forging a better future for kids

By DALLAS SHERRINGHAM WHEN Parramatta star David Gower was balancing his NRL career with life as a father of three, he came to realise that some children needed a help in life as they suffered a significant decline in self-esteem as they progressed through their school years. It started him thinking about a project to …

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Council moves forward with improved parking plan for CBD

THE City of Parramatta is moving forward with an innovative plan to revamp carparking in the Parramatta CBD to better accommodate the needs of residents, visitors and workers. As part of its recently endorsed Parramatta CBD Parking Strategy, Council has identified short, medium and long-term improvements that will optimise existing parking facilities by applying technology …

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Cat among the pigeons: Cumberland’s former mayor enters the fray

STEVE Christou, the colourful former mayor of Cumberland, has entered the fray in the battle for Parramatta in the upcoming Federal election. What was already an interesting scene, -with Labor going for “Albo choice” Eastern Suburbs businessman Andrew Charlton and Prime Minister Scott Morrison anointing local dynamo Maria Kovocic, albeit surpassing a rank-and-file plebiscite – …

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