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COVID restrictions eased

The NSW Government has announced close contacts of confirmed COVID-19 cases will not be required to isolate, provided they comply with NSW Health guidelines. There are no changes for positive cases: the seven-day isolation requirement remains in place for anyone who has recorded a positive RAT or PCR result. From 6pm this Friday (April 22),…

More police resources for Gunnedah

Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson and Gunnedah Shire Mayor Jamie Chaffey have welcomed a timely boost in police resources in Gunnedah following community concern over a recent increase in crime. Mr Anderson said more police were on their way to Gunnedah to support the community and to help prevent crime following a meeting he…

Coffs seniors are simply the best

Two seniors who help the Coffs Coast thrive have been recognised with a 2022 NSW Seniors Festival Local Achievement Award. Nationals Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh has presented MaiToumbi Zammit-Ross and Margaret Bridgman with their Local Achievement Awards, following nominations by local residents. The Coffs Harbour electorate awards were held in conjunction with the…

New co-ordination body to lead Northern Rivers communities flood rebuilding effort

The NSW Government will establish a new body to lead the long-term reconstruction of flood impacted areas across northern NSW. The Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation (NRRC) will coordinate planning, rebuilding and construction work of essential services, infrastructure and housing across multiple government agencies to help people in the Northern Rivers communities to rebuild their homes…

Fast and free courses = more maths teachers

An initiative to boost maths teachers across regional, rural and remote public schools has kicked off with the launch of a teacher retraining program. The program will cover course fees for Masters, Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate for current teachers to retrain as a maths teacher. Nationals Minister for Education and Early Learning Sarah Mitchell…

Nats deliver Mandalong Road upgrade

Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce and NSW Nationals Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Sam Farraway have announced $76 million in joint Commonwealth and NSW Government funding to upgrade Mandalong Road and unlock the economic potential of the Lake Macquarie region. “This investment today will replace two roundabouts on Mandalong Road with traffic lights and…