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Written by: The Cowra Phoenix

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CWA SW Group News

The SW Group members met today at Quandialla Bowling Club for our International and Cultural Day. Latvia is our country of study this year and we were lucky to have Daina Ciferson and her cousin Willow Bridge (both of latvian descent) to give a very interesting talk on Latvian customs. ie wedding binding ceremony, different recipes, photos and artefacts etc. International officer Carol Xeureb and cultural officer Yvonne Tredinnick did an amazing job arranging the day and activities etc. Quandialla branch were the hosts and made the beautiful Latvian food which tasted wonderful. Well done to all the ladies involved.

Adult Survivors Of Child Abuse Support Group Monthly Meeting

The Adult Survivors of Child Abuse - Cowra Support Group meets on the 1st Friday of each month from 12:30 to 14:30 and is open to survivors of all communities. All details online via: Alternatively, call Pascale, the facilitator, on 0458 698 460. Thank you and take great care.

Apprentice And Trainee Regional Travel Card Applications Open

Regional apprentices and trainees in the region can now apply for the NSW Nationals in government’s $250 Regional Apprentice and University Student Travel Card.

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said the Regional Apprentice and University Student Travel Card is a budget-boosting initiative to help ease cost of living pressures in the bush where young people face long distances to get to and from work or training.

“I’m pleased to announce that from to-day, more than 51,000 regional apprentices and trainees, aged between 16 and 66, can save apply to save $250 on fuel and public transport to help with the cost of travelling to work or study,” Ms Cooke said.

Applications for university students will open from the end of April when enrolments are confirmed. Apprentices and trainees have until 30 November to apply for the 2023 card.

The initiative will run as a two-year trial until the end of 2024. More details about eligibility and how to apply can be found at:

Incontinence Innovation “Life Changing” For Central West

A “life changing” innovation for the effective pain free, non-invasive treatment of incontinence is now available to those throughout the region via Central West Health and the Emsella Chair.

Central West Health Director (and founder), Mark Lindfield, said the clinic is centrally located near the city of Orange and is the only regional facility in Australia offering the treatment.

Mr Lindfield established the clinic in 2021 after finding success with the treatment through his own health journey. A career specialising in the anatomy of other species saw the retired veterinarian take a pragmatically scientific approach to his own health challenges following cancer.

Central West Health provides a discreet free phone consultation with a male or female practitioner and the option of a free trial treatment. Bookings can be made via phone 0481 816 689 or online at

Murray Valley Encephalitis Virus Detected In Western NSW

Communities across Western NSW are encouraged to take measures to protect themselves against mosquito bites following the detection of Murray Valley encephalitis (MVE) virus in mosquitoes at Macquarie Marshes and in sentinel chickens at Forbes.

Priscilla Stanley, Western NSW Local Health District’s Director of Public Health, is urging the community across Western NSW to take all actions possible to avoid being bitten as summer continues.

“People are still enjoying the warm weather and spending plenty of time outdoors, so it is incredibly important that everyone takes appropriate steps to protect against mosquito bites,” Ms Stanley said.

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