Pacifico Harwood raises money for ‘Girls’ Night In’

  The Pacifico Harwood project team recently participated in the Cancer Council’s Girls’ Night In, raising money for the worthy cause to help beat women’s cancers. The ladies of the Pacifico Harwood project team, and the partners of the male team members, spent a ‘night in’ baking delicious sweets and savouries for their colleagues. The following day, the sales went through the roof with the hungry construction crew spending their cash on snacks, all in the name of cancer ...

Feedback sought on special rate variation proposal

A website dedicated to the Clarence Valley Council’s consideration of a possible special rate variation application is now up and running. Council’s acting general manager, Ashley Lindsay, said the site was accessible via a link at www.clarence.nsw.gov.au or by going direct to www.clarenceconversations.com.au/your-say-on-rates “Council is seeking the views of the community on a proposal that could result in an increase in the ordinary rate of about 4.3% above 2016/17 levels,” he ...

Wheels are in motion for Jaca Billy Cart Derby

  The momentum is building, thanks to the many Clarence Valley billy cart supporters and enthusiasts who have come on board and raised enough money in sponsorship, to stage the Inaugural Jacaranda Billy Cart Derby. The challenge is on. It’s time for the community to throw themselves into the construction of their ‘state of the art - cart’ which will battle it out for the converted ‘King of the Mountain’, title. Gone are the days of Holden or Ford, this is serious ...

Yamba museum appeals to community

  The voluntarily-run and award-wining Yamba Museum is appealing to the community to help raise $33,000 to replace its rusty roof. To date, the museum has raised $16,100 towards the roof’s replacement: $15,000 through a Museums & Galleries NSW improvement grant and a generous $1,100 donation by a Port of Yamba Historical Society member. Initially, the museum was exploring ways to better preserve its collections. An independent report commissioned by the museum recommended ...

Top spots to see the humpback highway

  With an estimated 24,000 whales migrating along the NSW coastline this year, the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is encouraging everyone to visit a coastal national park to catch all the action. NPWS wildlife management officer Geoff Ross said now was the perfect time to head to one of the north coast’s spectacular lookouts, headlands or foreshores, to experience a record number of whales enjoying their natural playground. “The waters off our coastline are ...

New Director of Nursing appointed

  Mareeba Aged Care in Maclean has appointed a new Director of Nursing, Rachel Bennett. Rachel takes up the role after working at Mareeba for seven years in a variety of roles, including as a Registered Nurse and as the Acting Deputy Director of Nursing. Rachel started her career at Mareeba as an Assistant in Nursing whilst studying nursing at Charles Sturt University. “I’m fortunate to have worked closely with Mareeba’s leadership team over many years, and I pay tribute to ...

A DAY TOGETHER Marriage Conference

Life has a way of overwhelming relationships. Jobs, social media, chores, activities, kids. Soon routines become ruts and before you know it, checking your email is more important than carving out some time together. Whether you’re married, engaged or dating, whether you attend church or not, you’re invited to A Day Together. It’s time to slow down, have some fun and reconnect with your partner. In just one day you will understand why couples drift apart and learn how to grow together. ...

RUOK Day at Grafton TAFE

  RUOK Day is a suicide prevention charity in Australia which encourages the community to ask that important question of each other, ‘are you OK’? The Grafton TAFE community hosted the event on September 8, which was supported by many local businesses. IMAGE: Jude Myers

Encouraging driver safety around cattle

  North Coast Local Land Services has reminded North Coast farmers and road users of the importance of Cattle Ahead safety signs. Cattle producers must display the approved black and yellow warning signs when stock are walking or grazing near or on a road. The warning signs are available from North Coast Local Land Services offices. Signs must be: displayed when stock are being walked or grazed along or within 300 metres of a public road except where a stock proof fence ...

‘An Afternoon at The Proms 2016’ Clarence Valley Orchestra & Chorus

    Modelled on the famous ‘Last Night at the Proms’ held annually in the Royal Albert Hall UK, the Clarence Valley Orchestra & Chorus with their artistic director and conductor Greg Butcher take you on a journey with the music from ‘Stage & Screen’ at the Saraton Theatre Grafton. As it is the 90th anniversary of the Saraton Theatre this year, movie and stage music will be performed as a fitting tribute to all the movies that have been featured in the ...