Community News

Yamba Lions – Presidents Report

Since my last report, our Lions Club has had a very busy and a successful month. The big event was the ‘Elvis’ movie fundraiser on June 23 that was organised by VP Joy. The day was extremely successful with over 100 people attending. The proceeds of this event, plus a donation from our Lions club, resulted in a donation of…

Grafton and District Garden Club

Our new meeting venue for August is the Joan Muir Centre, 194 Turf Street, Grafton (Clarence Village), and still the first Thursday of the month i.e. August 4 from 10am, with a $2 charge on entry, coffee, tea, milk and sugar supplied by the club.If you would like to bring something to share for morning tea that would be lovely…

Sport

North Coast News

Flood clean-up program extended to assist private land holders

A key flood clean-up program has been expanded to assist private landowners in affected areas remove debris from their land following this year’s destructive floods.The Land-based Clean-up Program is being run by the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and now includes the clean-up of large, man-made and hazardous debris that has remained on properties after flood waters have receded.NSW EPA…

General News

More than half of all Australians don’t think Aussie kids are prepared for digital tech jobs

More than half of Australians are worried today’s school students are not being taught enough about artificial intelligence (AI), according to research commissioned by TDM Foundation. These concerns may be well founded, with demand for people with sophisticated tech skills growing exponentially in Australia, but there remains a marked shortage in talent. Current predictions state that up to 25-46 percent of existing…

Heritage Assistance Grants now open for 2022

Could restoration projects for your heritage building do with some financial help? Applications are now open for Clarence Valley Council’s 2022 round of Heritage Assistance Grants. The local heritage grants are to assist owners and community trustees in the maintenance, conservation and interpretation of heritage items and places of heritage significance in Heritage Conservation Areas identified in the Clarence Valley Local Environmental…

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