Jodie Harrison

Latest News

  • Congratulating Charlestown Electorate Organisations
  • The Marching Koalas Band
  • Lake Macquarie Business Excellence Awards
  • Chelsea Egginton
  • Pink Socks Bowls Day
  • Redhead Surf Life Saving Club Presentation Day
Thursday, 03 August 2017

Congratulating Charlestown Electorate Organisations

Tonight I wish to recognise a number of people and organisations in my electorate of Charlestown. CanTeen is the Australian organisation for young people living with cancer, renowned for its successful annual National Bandanna Day.

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Thursday, 03 August 2017

The Marching Koalas Band

Last week I had the pleasure of watching the Hunter-based youth marching band the Marching Koalas perform. The band is made up of school-aged children who are internationally recognised and have travelled extensively, including to the USA, Germany, Japan and Italy.

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Tuesday, 01 August 2017

Lake Macquarie Business Excellence Awards

On Saturday 22 July, I was pleased to join a packed house at Belmont 16 Footers Club to celebrate businesses in my area at the 2017 Lake Macquarie Business Excellence Awards.

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Thursday, 25 May 2017

Chelsea Egginton

I was proud to present Redhead athlete Chelsea Egginton with two New South Wales Government State Representative Awards. At the 2015 and 2016 Australian Junior Athletics Championships, Chelsea represented New South Wales in high jump, long jump, triple jump and javelin.

In February 2015 Chelsea jumped a huge 1.76 metres to win the New South Wales junior title, ranking her first in the world for her age group and just five centimetres off the all-time record. Chelsea ended 2015 just one centimetre off the best height for her age group in the world. This is despite a serious hip injury that prevented her from competing in the second half of the year. I wish Chelsea all the best in her ambition to qualify and represent Australia in the women's high jump at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

I have no doubt we will continue to see Chelsea achieve great things in her future athletics career. Congratulations Chelsea.

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Thursday, 25 May 2017

Pink Socks Bowls Day

Earlier this month, the Charlestown electorate office staff and I teamed up for the Pink Socks Bowls Day at Kahibah Sports Club to raise money for and to support the Hunter Breast Cancer Foundation.

The Hunter Breast Cancer Foundation is a Hunter-based and founded non‑profit organisation, which raises much-needed funds to provide information and support for women and men diagnosed with or being treated for breast cancer in the Hunter. The foundation is unique as all the money raised is used to support families in the Hunter.

My office and I bowled against the superior Charlestown Bowling Club team, who were patient and kind enough to teach us the tricks of the trade. I thank Kahibah Sports Club and in particular Dominique Sheehan and Graham Smith for organising and running this successful, rewarding and fun day.

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Thursday, 01 June 2017

Redhead Surf Life Saving Club Presentation Day

Having just come from the meeting of the Parliamentary Friends of Surf Life Saving, I am pleased to bring to the attention of the House that on 21 May I had the pleasure of attending Redhead Surf Life Saving Club Presentation Day. The presentation of awards highlighted another successful year for the relatively small club, both at a competition level as well as protecting beachgoers at the iconic Redhead Beach.

I congratulate the following members who have subsequently been nominated for Hunter Branch Awards of Excellence in each of the following categories: Steve Foggett, Life Saver of the Year; Boyd Conrick, Volunteer of the Year; Drew Blatchford, Coach of the Year; Gail Evans, Official of the Year; Lachlan Steffner, Young Life Saver of the Year; Nicola Owen Young, Young Female Athlete; Andrew Wright, Trainer of the Year; Daniel Collins, Senior Male Athlete; Lili Costello, Senior Female Athlete; Ethan Whiteman, Master; Marilyn Clarence, Master; and Lily, Seraina and Milly, Team of the Year.

To top off the year, two of the club's members secured places in the Nutri-Grain National Ironman Series. Congratulations to Daniel Collins and Isak Costello. Well done.

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