Nationals TLC for community treasures

Jabour Park in South Grafton, used by the Grafton Vintage Car Club as well as touch footy teams, is one of a number of local public reserves set for a spruce-up thanks to grants totalling more $200,000 from the NSW Nationals in the state government. Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis said fires, floods and drought…

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Federal funding boost for Hastings evacuation centres

The communities of Rollands Plains, Pappinbarra, and Comboyne will benefit from funding from the NSW Nationals in the federal government to upgrade emergency evacuation centres and build community resilience. Federal Nationals Member for Lyne Dr David Gillespie has announced funding under the Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Grants program to support local communities to continue rebuilding…

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Top marks for return to school

A new survey of more than 100,000 parents and carers and staff has revealed high levels of confidence and satisfaction in the way students returned to school. The survey, conducted towards the end of the first week of school for most students, attracted huge responses with 29,238 public school staff and 84,025 parents participating. COVID…

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Fresh pathways into work for next ag generation

Budding agronomists, livestock managers, and farmers will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in a two-year employment program to get a head start in the agriculture industry. Nationals Minister for Agriculture Dugald Saunders said the Agricultural Pathways Program targets recent school leavers to join the managing teams of the Department of Primary Industries’ 13,000-hectare research…

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Country horses to jump at Royal Randwick

Country horses, trainers and owners have a direct line to Royal Randwick thanks to Racing NSW and the 2022 Newhaven Park Country Championships which will see the best county horses showcased on the big stage at Day 1 of the Championships. Nationals Minister for Racing Kevin Anderson said the Country Championships will see eight races,…

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