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Flags fly as Surf Life Saving patrols begin

The red and yellow is back on NSW beaches with more than 20,000 surf life saving volunteers ready to welcome beachgoers as the official patrol season begins. Nationals Minister for Emergency Services and Resilience Steph Cooke has joined Surf Life Saving NSW (SLSNSW) President George Shales and volunteer lifesavers at Bondi Beach to raise the…

Paddock to plate processing as the Nats boost regional jobs

One of Australia’s largest meat processing companies will upgrade its small-stock facilities and expand operations at Bourke, thanks to $5 million from the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Regional Job Creation Fund Round Two. The upgrade to Thomas Foods International’s cold storage facility will include new freezers, conveyor systems and storage, creating 250 ongoing…

Nats supporting veterans

Myall Lakes community groups can apply for $3,000 grants for projects supporting local veterans or boosting awareness of their role in Australia’s military history. Nationals Member for Myall Lakes, Stephen Bromhead, said applications are now open for the $100,000 Anzac Community Grants Program and urged locals to apply. “Veterans past and present served to keep…

Northern Rivers women share gong at Local Government awards

Two Northern Rivers women working in leadership roles in local government have been jointly awarded the Champion of Change Award – Regional/Rural – at the Women in Local Government awards held at NSW Parliament House. Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis has congratulated Clarence Valley Council’s newly appointed General Manager, Laura Black, and Rous County Council’s…