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Young locals can go 'Heywire'



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THE HON DR SHARMAN STONE MP Federal Member for Murray

Friday 18 Jan 2013

Young locals can go ‘Heywire’

Young locals throughout the Murray electorate are encouraged to participate in ABC Radio’s Heywire competition. Now into its 15th year, over 8,000 young people in Regional and Rural Australia have put forward their stories, opinions and ideas.

Winners will have their story featured on the ABC. They will also receive an all expenses paid trip to Canberra in February 2014, to attend the prestigious Heywire Regional Youth Summit.

Federal Member for Murray Dr Sharman Stone says locals have had a good track record in the competition.

“Local 2012 winner, Wedderburn’s Jarvis Holt extolled the virtues and importance of the women behind the town’s football team who, in his words, make it great” Sharman Stone said. “Wedderburn won the Grand Final last year by a point.

“2010 winner Razia Gharibi traced her journey from Afghanistan to her new comfortable life in Shepparton. 2009 winner, Nagambie’s Clare Winter-Irving, outlined why in a little country town, you have no secrets.

“Heywire gives young people the chance to put forward ideas that could improve their community, raise issues, or simply tell their story” Sharman Stone said.

Heywire is open to all aged between 16 and 22 who live in regional or rural areas. Competition details can be found online at http://www.abc.net.au/heywire/stories/2012/03/3460119.htm

Entries close on Monday the 16th of September.

Media enquiries, Graham Munson: 0417 148 110.

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