Celebrate seniors helping communities thrive

Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke is encouraging nominations for recognition as part of the 2022 NSW Seniors Festival Local Achievement Awards. “Seniors are invaluable to our small communities as volunteers, carers and role models – even more so during such a challenging year,” Ms Cooke said. “If you know a senior who helps make…

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Flood update and disaster declarations

Lismore’s flood peaked at 14.4 metres. It’s the largest flood on record. The previous record was 12.17 metres. At 2:30am today the flood level was 13.3 metres. At this stage more than 1,300 people have registered for assistance As of 5am today, the SES has received a total of 6,296 requests for assistance, while crews…

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New program to strengthen career pathways

Students at five Upper Hunter high schools are being encouraged to explore exciting career opportunities through the expansion of the successful Educational Pathways Program. Nationals Member for Upper Hunter Dave Layzell said the program aims to improve education and career pathways for high school students by connecting them to real-world skills, training, and experience. “This…

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“Catastrophic” flood update

Heavy rainfall which may lead to flash flooding is continuing over the Northern Rivers district and northern parts of the Mid North Coast. Six-hourly rainfall totals between 80 and 120 mm are likely, possibly reaching in excess of 150 mm. Locally INTENSE RAINFALL leading to dangerous and LIFE-THREATENING FLASH FLOODING is possible with thunderstorms with…

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Almost $2 million for Coffs Coast flood management

Nationals Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh has congratulated Coffs Harbour City Council on receiving almost $2 million in NSW Government funding for local floodplain management. Mr Singh said the grants, awarded under the 2021-22 Floodplain Management Program, will help the council better understand and manage local flood risk and exposure in the region. The…

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Full steam ahead for Walcha Show

It will be a mix of old and new for the 145th Walcha Show on the 11th and 12th of March, thanks to $36,000 from the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Country Shows Support Package. Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said the return of the Walcha Show was an opportunity to bring the…

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Shouting a second round of free RSA courses

By popular demand, an additional 5,000 fee-free Responsible Service of Alcohol courses are now on offer to help people get jobs in the hospitality industry. The RSA courses are available through TAFE NSW and other registered training organisations, and will be delivered either online or face-to-face in less than a day. People who have previously…

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Country show season looking bright

Country shows in Cowra, Gundagai, and Woodstock are coming back bigger than ever in 2022, thanks to the Country Shows Support Package from the NSW Nationals in the state government. Nationals Member for Cootamundra, Steph Cooke, said the Country Shows Support Package has delivered funding for three shows in the Cootamundra electorate; $30,000 for the…

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