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Name: Barry Stewart, manager/master technician.
What services do you provide? We have two businesses
- All Fresh Carpet & Tile Care, and The Mould Doctor.
Our services include carpet, tile and grout cleaning, coolroom cleaning,
mould removal and air-conditioning cleaning and coating.
How long have you been in business? We have been in business 13
years, coming up to 14 years in November.
To what do you attribute your success? Always being on time.
Listening to our clients, giving them the 'wow factor', treating our clients
with respect, training, networking and doing a job that I enjoy.
What is it like having a business in Gawler? Having a local business
is fantastic as we are a semi-country town with a community spirit.
Word soon spreads if you do a good job and exceed their expectations.
What is your favourite part of your job? The best part of my job is
meeting old and new clients every day, being stopped in the main street
and told how nice their carpets and tiles look or smell since we cleaned
To me, that's a huge buzz.
Plus variety and working in a different location every day.
All Fresh Carpet, Tile and Grout Cleaning
Phone 8523 0963 or 0418 846 677
Local youngsters Ashleigh Clark, 18, and Aaron McCulloch, 20, are among the new wave of Gawler youths who drink responsibly and do not
PHOTO: Mary Ackers
AUSTRALIAN teenagers are drinking
and smoking less than they were three
years ago, according to a recent report.
The surprising findings are contained in
a major new report from the Australian In-
stitute of Health and Welfare, which reveals
fewer 12-to 17-year-olds are making the de-
cision to consume alcohol.
The National Drug Strategy Household
Survey shows the number of teens
abstaining from alcohol has in-
creased from 64 per cent to 72
per cent over the past three years
The number of young Austra-
lians choosing not to smoke has
also increased significantly, from
72 per cent to 77 per cent over the
same period, and young smokers
are also waiting until they are al-
most 16 before they experiment
with their first cigarette, up from
an average age of just over 14 years
Local youngsters Aaron Mc-
Culloch, 20, and Ashleigh Clark,
18, said there was definitely a stig-
ma surrounding cigarettes with
people in their age group.
"The only people I know who
smoke are the older generations
that have done it since they were
young and just can't stop," Miss
Clark, from Gawler East, said.
"Since primary school we have
been educated that it's bad and
not to do it...anyone who's smart
that is our age tends to stay away from it."
But both agreed alcohol, especially binge
drinking, was still an issue with people their
"There needs to be more education about
the dangers and what it can do to you at
such a young age," Mr McCulloch, from
Andrews Farm, said.
"There's not enough advertising about
alcohol (awareness). The problem is that,
these days, kids our age can look older so
it's easier to get away with it."
Both youths agreed there needed to be
more education about the dangers of alco-
hol, but also said it was parents' responsibil-
ity to teach their children.
"People do need to be educated more on
the dangers of binge drinking...you need to
drink in moderation," Miss Clark said.
The research shows that fewer Australians
are smoking on a daily basis, with the daily
smoking rate dropping from just over 15
per cent to 12.8 per cent in the past three
And the average number of cigarettes
a smoker has each week has also declined
from 111 in 2010 to 96 in 2013.
"Teenagers these days are addicted to
TV and social media and it's all over (those
forums) not to smoke and stuff," Mr Mc-
"Most people I talk to think it's not cool,"
Miss Clark added.
In the letter distributed last week, the group
urged business and commercial property own-
ers living outside of Gawler to take advantage
of their right to vote by re-enrolling before
"If you don't get involved and...make a stand
and actually register a vote, then you have abso-
lutely no right to complain about what happens,"
Mrs Drummond said.
A bill to amend the Electoral Act in a way that
would see all business and property owners au-
tomatically re-enrolled, failed in parliament this
Business and property owners are eligible for
an extra vote, but currently have to re-enrol every
four years to exercise that right.
Kingsford Hotel manager and Gawler resident
Tony Harnett also wanted to see stronger business
representation on council.
He said some decisions made by council
in the past have become a problem for local
"I think our rates are too high, amongst the
highest in the state," he said.
Mr Harnett said while he will not be putting
his hand up to run for council in the upcoming
elections he will be casting his vote.
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