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NSW SES NORTHERN SANDBAGS AVAILABLE IN PREPERATION FOR CYCLONE OMA

February 22nd, 2019
SANDBAGS AVAILABLE IN PREPERATION FOR CYCLONE OMA As the Northern Rivers continues to prepare for the effects of Tropical Cyclone Oma residents in the Tweed and Byron Shire Local Government Areas are being notified they are able to access sandbags to help in protecting their property. A Severe Weather Warning has bee

Cyclone Oma Prompts Severe Weather Warning

February 22nd, 2019
Cyclone Oma Prompts Severe Weather Warning A Severe Weather Warning has been issued by the Bureau of Meteorology for abnormally, high tides, damaging and hazardous surf, and damaging winds covering an area from Tweed Heads, south to Yamba as a result of Cyclone Oma. Abnormally high tides may cause sea water flooding

Cyclone Oma Prompts Tropical Cyclone Advice

February 21st, 2019
Cyclone Oma Prompts Tropical Cyclone Advice A Tropical Cyclone Advice has been issued by the Bureau of Meteorology for coastal parts of southeast Queensland and northern New South Wales. Gale force winds are developing as Tropical Cyclone Oma approaches the coast, prompting a watch zone for the area between Bundaberg

SES NSW STATE EMERGENCY SERVICES Keeping an Eye on Cyclone Oma!

February 19th, 2019
Keeping an Eye on Cyclone Oma! The NSW SES is encouraging all Northern Rivers and Mid North Coast residents to get ready for the possibility of severe weather associated with Cyclone Oma starting later in the week. High tide levels are predicted and may cause issues in low lying coastal towns. Heavy seas are also pred

TAFE NSW TRAINING HITS SWEET SPOT FOR LARGE NSW NORTH COAST EMPLOYER

February 11th, 2019
TRAINING HITS SWEET SPOT FOR LARGE NSW NORTH COAST EMPLOYER In the sweet land of sugar, Australia’s largest export crop after wheat, local company Sunshine Sugar is a key industry player with three mills across a 150+km stretch of the NSW north coast. As a part of its strategic business plan, Sunshine Sugar recogni

More support for those living with mental illness on the North Coast

February 11th, 2019
More support for those living with mental illness on the North Coast Members of the North Coast community living with mental illness now have more support to help with their home equipment needs. Electrical items such as microwaves, washing machines, fridges, TV’s, kettles, toasters, fans and heaters can now be acc

BEEF WEEK THEME ANNOUNCED

February 8th, 2019
BEEF WEEK THEME ANNOUNCED With less than 100 days to go until the annual NCMC Casino Beef Week, the theme for the 2019 festival has been announced. Event organisers had sixty two excellent theme ideas submitted by the public via an online survey and Heather Dennis’ suggestion “AUSTRALIAN MADE” was chosen to be t

Go4Fun gives kids an active, healthy start to the year

January 21st, 2019
Go4Fun gives kids an active, healthy start to the year As families start preparing school uniforms and backpacks ready for going back to school, now is a good time to think about how to give kids a positive start to their school year. We all want our kids to be healthy, happy and active, but the common habits

How do I know if I have heat stroke?

January 17th, 2019
How do I know if I have heat stroke NSW Health says on its website a person can suffer a heat-related illness if the body temperature rises above 37.8C.People sweat in hot conditions to keep themselves cool, but if it is humid and a person is dehydrated, that can lead to heat exhaustion. Heat exhaustion can then deve

NEVER-GIVE-UP ATTITUDE SEES 19 YEAR OLD SUCCEED DESPITE SETBACKS

January 16th, 2019
Julian’s photo should come up when you Google the word resilience. For someone so young he has already faced and overcome a number of big challenges with admirable courage and determination. Imagine being forced to change direction from a long-held dream of being a chef into not knowing where life will take you,

HEAT ALERT ACROSS SYDNEY AND NSW

January 15th, 2019
HEAT ALERT ACROSS SYDNEY AND NSW NSW Health is reminding people to be cautious during the extreme heatwave conditions that are forecast for the rest of this week. Director of Environmental Health, Dr Richard Broome, urged people to stay indoors during the heat of the day, minimise physical activity and keep hydr

NORTHERN NSW LOCAL HEALTH DISTRICT WELCOMES ENROLLED NURSE SCHOLARSHIPS

January 15th, 2019
The Northern NSW Local Health District has today welcomed the NSW Government’s announcement of more than 250 scholarships to study nursing and start a career with NSW Health. Katharine Duffy, Northern NSW Local Health District’s Director of Nursing and Midwifery, said the Enrolled Nurse Scholarships are aimed

Kevin Hogan calls on local sporting groups to Move It

January 9th, 2019
Kevin Hogan calls on local sporting groups to Move It Local sport and physical activity providers can now apply for a grant to develop and run programs that encourage people in our community to get more active, Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan said. “We know how important sport and physical activity is to h

54 tonne of food delivered to North Coast food insecure

January 7th, 2019
Each week day, two refrigerated vans are making their way across the region rescuing and delivering food to disadvantaged people. Traveling to North Coast supermarkets and collecting food that would have otherwise gone to landfill, the vans bring these items back to communities in Evans Head, Grafton, Kyogle, Mullu

WIRES Assists in Cattle Egret Disaster

January 7th, 2019
WIRES Assists in Cattle Egret Disaster The severe storms that ripped across north eastern NSW just before Christmas caused havoc within a Cattle Egret breeding colony at Lawrence near Grafton.  Local resident Elizabeth checked the colony when the storm had passed and found countless chicks had been blown to th

Kevin Hogan welcomes $3 million for tick bite medical research

January 7th, 2019
Kevin Hogan welcomes $3 million for tick bite medical research. Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan today welcomed the $3 million of Government funding for two studies that aims to reduce the debilitating symptoms attributed to tick bites. “Tick bites are common on the North Coast and can have long-lasting and

$186,150 FUNDING INJECTION TO UPGRADE THE HISTORIC LAWRENCE MUSEUM

December 13th, 2018
Money is continuing to flow into the Clarence from the NSW Government’s Regional Growth Fund, with the latest beneficiary the much-loved Lawrence Museum. Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis today announced a funding injection of $186,150 to upgrade accessibility and building infrastructure at the historic mus

Appointment of New NCMC Casino Beef Week Event Manager

December 13th, 2018
Appointment of New NCMC Casino Beef Week Event Manager NCMC Casino Beef Week President Frank McKey, is proud to announce the appointment of the new NCMC Casino Beef Week Event Manager, Maree Santarossa.  Maree comes with a corporate background in Events, Trade Shows, Project Management and Public Art. 

Whooping Cough trending upwards

November 27th, 2018
Whooping Cough trending upwards NSW Health is urging all pregnant women and new parents to be aware of the symptoms of whooping cough and to ensure they and their children are vaccinated on time. Despite almost 95 per cent of infants in NSW now vaccinated against the disease, outbreaks still occur every three to fo
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