Swimmers warned after spike in coastal drownings

Beachgoers are being urged to take responsibility for their safety and swim between the flags, after NSW recorded an increase in the number of drownings this Summer. Since December 1, there have been 15 coastal deaths and drownings, including three rock fisherman, which is two more than the same time last year. People are being…

COVID-smart plan for return to school

Schools will resume under COVID-smart settings that will minimise the risk of the virus and allow teachers and pupils to safely return to the classroom. As part of the new measures, every student and teacher in NSW government and non-government schools will be able to receive rapid antigen test (RAT) kits before school returns on…

The beginning of a new era for the Liverpool Plains

More than 6,000 hectares of high biodiversity land on the Liverpool Plains will be protected for good by the NSW Government, as part of the finalisation of a $100 million agreement with Shenhua Watermark Coal Pty Limited (Shenhua). Deputy Premier Paul Toole said the government’s acquisition of the parcels of land delivers on a commitment to protect…

Nats support Riding for the Disabled

Riding for the Disabled is a voluntary, non-profit organisation which provides opportunities for anyone with a disability to enjoy safe, healthy, therapeutic, horse-related activities. The organisation is made up of some wonderful students, parents, committee members, and volunteers. Last year Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole paid a number of visits to…

A momentous day with outstanding results

The wait is over for 76,000 students who have received their Higher School Certificate results. Nationals Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell said this is a momentous day for school leavers, who have achieved outstanding results on par with previous years. “The Class of 2021 should feel so proud of what they have achieved today, succeeding…

Narromine apprentice tops the state

Narromine’s Abram Liddell has been recognised after finishing first in the state in Electrotechnology in the 2021 Higher School Certificate. Electrotechnology includes the design, assembly and repair of electronic and electrical networks, equipment, facilities for purposes such as industrial, commercial, and domestic. Abram’s school, St Johns College Dubbo said, in a statement, “This is an…

Booster doses brought forward

Millions more people in NSW are now eligible for a COVID-19 booster vaccination after NSW Health brought forward the interval between doses by a month. State-run vaccination clinics will begin offering COVID-19 booster vaccinations three months after people have received their second dose from this Friday – January 21. The change from a four-month interval…

139 students across NSW achieve top result in 2021 HSC

The students who have obtained first place in a 2021 Higher School Certificate course are being acknowledged for their extraordinary academic achievement. About 76,000 HSC students who sat at least one exam in 2021 will receive their results by SMS, email and online from 6am tomorrow. Nationals Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell said 149 certificates…