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long exercise in relaxation. With visits to places like
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Dubrovnik and chill out time in Split. Swim in crystal
clear waters and top up the tan on deck.
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dedicated captain and crew, experienced and
professional Contiki Representative, orientations of
all destinations, 7 continental breakfasts, 5 lunches,
2 dinners, daily bottled drinking water supplement.
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PRESCHOOLERS will be able to learn a language
this year as the Turnbull Government rolls out an
Australian-first early learning languages program
across the country.
Minister for Education and Training Simon
Birmingham expects more than 30,000 children to
learn Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), French, Indonesian,
Italian, Japanese or Spanish through the Early
Learning Languages Australia (ELLA) program.
"Learning a foreign language doesn't just give
children the gift of the gab," Mr Birmingham said.
"It can boost other vital skills, like problem solving,
and their literacy in English that can, ultimately, carry
through to their performance at school."
Over 800 preschools have already signed up for
the program -- with Chinese being the most popular
language, followed by Japanese and French -- with
submissions closing on February 26.
Further information about the ELLA program for
2017, including eligibility and online applications, is
available by visiting www.education.gov.au/early-
CANCER Council Australia has stood by its
sunscreen range amid social media concerns its
Peppa Pig 50+ sunscreen had caused an adverse
reaction to some of its users.
The Cancer Council came under fire last week by
mother Jessie Swan, who posted on its Facebook page
that her son had spent three days in hospital after she
had applied Peppa Pig 50+ sunscreen to his body and
The post attracted more than 1600 comments, many of
which claimed they'd experienced similar problems.
In a statement, Cancer Council of Australia CEO
Professor Sanchia Aranda said sunscreen prevents
thousands of skin cancers in Australia each year.
However, in some cases, Prof Aranda said, it can also
cause a reaction, "depending on a range of factors".
If anyone has any concerns about a possible reaction,
the Cancer Council has suggested testing the product
on a small area on the inside of your forearm.
Anyone with further concerns is urged to contact the
Cancer Council's information line on 1300 364 515.
Biodiversity thrives in Gawler
THE Gawler district is rich in biological
diversity that's worth preserving by
the local council and community, the
region's peak environment body has
Gawler Council last month announced
that it was pushing ahead with plans
to formulate a first-ever Biodiversity
Management Plan, intended to
streamline environmental management
practices into one policy aimed at
preserving the variety of wildlife in the
The plan was welcomed by regional
environment authority Natural
Resources Management (NRM)
Adelaide and Mt Lofty Ranges, which
was approached by council to help fund
and consult on the plan's formulation.
NRM Adelaide and Mt Lofty Ranges'
northern hill coast and plains district
manager, Tony Fox, said there's a lot
of natural vegetation and fauna species
right through Gawler -- contrary to
Mr Fox said some of the best examples
were around the Willaston and Gawler
"They have parcels there that have
never been touched, so they have
still got some quite valuable remnant
vegetation there," said Mr Fox.
"Out at Willaston cemetery, there are
some good examples of what they call
'slender cherry' which is a really nice
Nationally endangered species of the
plants Lomandra and Iron-grass are
found all along the Gawler waterways,
Mr Fox said, within which "you can
sometimes spot a pigmy blue-tongue
Clonlea Park and its immediate
surrounds were also highlighted as
a "rich hub" of flora and fauna, with
around 150 different species of plant,
109 of which are native.
The brightly coloured Rainbow bee-
eater bird calls Clonlea Park -- as well
as other parts of Gawler, and South
Australia as a whole -- home in the
summer months to breed.
"It is a bird that moves all the way down
from the north of Australia that comes
and lives in Clonlea Park," said Mr Fox.
"It is the most beautiful bird and there's
a whole mob in the middle out there."
It is becoming increasingly less
common for such biodiverse regions to
remain untouched as more area becomes
urbanised, underscoring the need to
preserve them, Mr Fox said.
He encouraged the community to take
ownership of their local environment,
and said council could play an
"advocate role" in promoting that
"It is to try to encourage people to learn
to value these areas and to take some
stewardship and responsibility for it,"
Mr Fox said.
"They are a real asset to have in the
The Rainbow bee eater is one of
the many fauna and ﬂaura species
which inhabit the Gawler region. This
Rainbow bee eater was pictured by
Modbury North photographer Kevin
Prideaux in Clonlea Park last year.
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