Heartland Magazine Issue 38 February/March Edition

Author: Jeff Gibbs

Saffin pushes for clean-up of homes destroyed by Torrington fire

February 19th, 2020
Saffin pushes for clean-up of homes destroyed by Torrington fire LISMORE MP Janelle Saffin has been pushing the NSW Government to expedite clean-up of eight homes destroyed when the Gulf Road Fire ripped through the Northern Tablelands hamlet of Torrington on Friday, November 8 last year. Ms Saffin, who visited Torri

FLOOD WATCH BULLETIN 2 NSW Coast To The Lower Hunter Issued

February 6th, 2020
FLOOD WATCH BULLETIN 2 NSW Coast To The Lower Hunter Issued: Thursday 6th February 2020 at 12:20pm. What is happening MODERATE TO MAJOR FLOODING POSSIBLE FOR THE MID NORTH COAST Rainfall is expected to increase along the New South Wales Northern coast from Thursday, as a low pressure trough deepens in the area.

REMARKABLE DISCOVERY OF PEACE MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE

February 1st, 2020
REMARKABLE DISCOVERY OF PEACE MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE We have all watched the romantic movies that tell the stories of a message in a bottle washed up on shore, after years of bobbing about in the ocean currents, only to find its way into the hands of destiny. This is a true story of a message in a bottle, and it is far

2019 North Coast Skills Snapshot

January 24th, 2020
2019 North Coast Skills Snapshot What do businesses on the Mid North Coast and North Coast need to help them prosper and grow What are their plans for the future How do they hire staff and how do they embrace innovation These are a few of the questions that Regional Development Australia Mid North Coast (RDAMNC) and

Blue green algae Red Alert warning lifted at Lake Ainsworth in Lennox Head

January 24th, 2020
Blue green algae Red Alert warning lifted at Lake Ainsworth in Lennox Head A Red Alert level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been lifted for Lake Ainsworth in the North Coast region following sampling by Ballina Shire Council. As the Red Alert has been lifted there are no longer any restrictions on recr

Saffin hosts NSW Shadow Minister for Local Government in Lismore, Kyogle

January 21st, 2020
Saffin hosts NSW Shadow Minister for Local Government in Lismore, Kyogle LISMORE MP Janelle Saffin today (Tuesday, January 21) hosts NSW Shadow Minister for Local Government Greg Warren MP for roundtable discussions with Lismore City and Kyogle councils. Ms Saffin said Mr Warren, who is also NSW Shadow Minister for V

Lismore News | New sandstone safety barriers installed at The Quad

January 21st, 2020
New sandstone safety barriers installed at The Quad Stylish sandstone barriers that double as seats have replaced the temporary orange crash barriers at the popular Lismore Quad. The orange barriers were installed as a temporary measure in October after two cars separately jumped the curb and drove across The Quad, L

RVC Mayor to welcome 16 new Australians

January 20th, 2020
SIXTEEN Richmond Valley residents will take the pledge to become Australian citizens on Sunday 26 January. The special Citizenship Ceremony, hosted by Mayor Robert Mustow, will be held as part of the Richmond Valley Australia Day celebrations at the Casino Drill Hall precinct. People from Colombia, Cyprus, Ireland, J

$50,000 GRANT FOR SMALL BUSINESSES AFFECTED BY BUSHFIRES KEVIN HOGAN MP

January 20th, 2020
$50,000 GRANT FOR SMALL BUSINESSES AFFECTED BY BUSHFIRES In response to the devastating bushfires, the Coalition Government has today announced measures to immediately support impacted small businesses. Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan said what we're doing today is increasing the grant from $15,000, which is bein

High demand careers are in focus at TAFE NSW InfoFest

January 16th, 2020
High demand careers are in focus at TAFE NSW InfoFest TAFE NSW Regional General Manager, Marie Larkings is encouraging school leavers explore their vocational education options at the TAFE NSW Lismore, Ballina and Casino InfoFests next week. Ms Larkings said that considering the announcement of fee-free traineeships

NEW GRAFTON BRIDGE CROSSING OPENS TO TRAFFIC

December 12th, 2019
NEW GRAFTON BRIDGE CROSSING OPENS TO TRAFFIC The new bridge at Grafton opened to traffic today, improving traffic flow and supporting local economies in and around the riverside city. Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis said the $240 million NSW Government funded bridge would be a game changer for locals. “It can

Summer School Holiday Guide

December 12th, 2019
View this email in your browser Summer School Holiday Guide Throughout the months of December and January, the Richmond Valley will come alive with a jam-packed schedule of events, activities, and Christmas-New

Wishing Tree for Rappville at Santa’s Wonderland

December 11th, 2019
Wishing Tree for Rappville at Santa’s Wonderland This year Lismore City Council’s Santa’s Wonderland is giving back to those who have been doing it tough during the recent fires. “Many families across our region have been hit hard by these devastating bushfires, particularly our neighbours in Rappville where

Northern NSW a rural health leader amid near record activity

December 11th, 2019
Northern NSW a rural health leader amid near record activity The longest flu season in NSW since the 2009 pandemic was a significant contributor to record numbers of emergency department (ED) presentations across the state, reflected in the latest Bureau of Health Information report. Northern NSW Local Health Distric

Kyogle Council calls for the Toonumbar Dam wall to be raised

December 10th, 2019
Kyogle Council calls for the Toonumbar Dam wall to be raised Kyogle Council is calling on the NSW Government and WaterNSW to urgently commit to raising the wall of Toonumbar Dam by six metres to improve drought security and encourage further investment in agricultural production. Councillors at Monday (December 9) ni

Lismore Square From the Community, For the Community

December 2nd, 2019
Lismore Square From the Community, For the Community Over the last 2 months Lismore Square have brought together some of the amazingly talented people from our community to create the Magical Christmas Kingdom that we have for our Santa Photo area this year! Our Set Builder Chuckie Brookes Our Artist Cathy Allen ART
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