Eighty years of greens, whites and bowls

The Yamba Woman’s Bowling Club held its 80th anniversary dinner on Wednesday April 26 – the very date of the first ever meeting in 1937. About 80 guests attended.  On 26th April 1937, a meeting was called to form the Yamba Women’s Bowling Club (YWBC), in attendance were: Mesdames Duggan, Ford, Eades, Wallace, Russell, Thompson and Laman and Misses Newell and Morehead. Mrs Brown was not in attendance, but was on the committee that was formed. President was Mrs Thompson, secretary ...

Yamba swimmers bag World medals

The World Masters Games is the largest multi-sport event in the world. In terms of athlete numbers, it is bigger in scale than even the Olympics. The curtain has come down on World Masters Games 2017, with the International Masters Games Association declaring the Auckland Games "the best-ever." Chief Executive Jennah Wootten was thrilled that all the hard work that went into planning and preparation over four years paid off in the delivery of an outstanding World Masters Games experience ...

CRDWBA 2017 pennant presentation

The Clarence River District Women's Bowling Association held its annual pennant presentation at the Grafton District Services Club on Tuesday May 4 with 90 members from the seven member clubs and Clarence River District paying tribute to their club's representatives. This year's pennant season was prolonged by several washed out rounds having to be played at the end of the season to reach a result with the presentation day having to be delayed by three weeks Grade 2 pennants went to Yamba ...

Medicine music

“Mapstone will activate all your chakras with growling didge and bass grooves that lock onto drum and percussion rhythms, melodic guitars, folk harmonica, ukes, soaring flutes and vocals,” says the group’s bio. The three-piece, which is sometimes party to “a forever expanding and changing group of guest musicians”, will be warming up for its second tour of Canada when it hits the boards at the Pacific Hotel this Friday night. Chris Mapstone says the group plays “a new genre, ...

BALANCE FITNESS & TRAINING helping to create a more balanced you

At Balance our aim is to help you create a body that moves and functions at its optimum. We do this by empowering you with functional fitness techniques that work. This is aided by educating you on the importance of correctly fueling your body with nutrition that will create mindful eating habits. Our passion is to see you have balance within your life as a whole. Too often we feel like we have so many plates spinning that it’s hard to keep them all going at the same time. With support ...

What depreciation?

Dear Editor, I read with interest Mayor Simons letter in CV Review of 3 May and I am confused by his comment of “Council has acted responsibly” by not fully funding depreciation expenses. When an asset reaches the end of its life, where will the funds come from that are needed to replace this asset? I thought funding depreciation was the act of putting aside the funds that would eventually be needed to replace those assets that reach the end of their life – this often being around forty ...

An open letter to CVC Mayor Jim Simmons

Dear Mr Mayor, From two thousand kilometres away in Melbourne I can hear the raucous you and your councillors are causing by even considering the option of closing down the Iluka library and replacing it with a mobile van. I would hasten to say the library means more to the people of Iluka than it does to any other town in the valley. It is our one ‘luxury’ and you want to deprive us of that as well. We haven’t even got a toilet in the main street. We haven’t got a level and watered ...

Thankyou from Lower Clarence Scottish Association

Dear Editor, On behalf of the committee of the Lower Clarence Scottish Association I would like to thank all the many volunteers who assisted with the running of the 113th Maclean Highland Gathering held over the Easter Weekend. This year saw near record numbers through the gate. They witnessed 23 pipe bands from as far afield as Sydney, Moree and Queensland, record participation in the Highland Games events and a strong field of solo dancers, pipers and drummers. The continued success of the ...

Valley shows wrap up

The agricultural shows in the Clarence Valley have wrapped up after another successful year. The Maclean Show was held on Tuesday and Wednesday last week with the Grafton Show taking place on Friday and Saturday. For Maclean Showgirl Nicole Cowling, it was Junior Showgirl one year, Senior Showgirl the next. Nicole, who also took out the Regional Junior Showgirl back in February, said that life has been one good thing after another for her. “I thought that after winning the inaugural ...

Grafton’s ‘fortunate’ escape from flooding

The recent disastrous floods on the Tweed and Richmond rivers and moderate flood events in the Clarence Valley have prompted discussions among residents about the level of protection afforded by the levees that protect Grafton and South Grafton. Clarence Valley Council’s (CVC) local emergency management officer, Kieran McAndrew, says those discussions have “helped illustrate a lack of understanding of flood protection in and around Grafton”. “Many people are under a misunderstan...