Ride for Youth 2020

Lynne MowbrayGrab your bike and helmet and head out to the Junction Hill Criterium Track this…

NSW Labor on mining and exploration in the valley

Geoff HelismaWhen the Independent spoke with NSW Labor’s shadow minister for the North Coast Adam Searle…

20 new jobs from $20 million project

Emma Pritchard A major restructure of Big River Group’s operations will see 20 new jobs created…

Showing the importance of preserving local history

Emma Pritchard  As she carefully turns each page, reads the sentences written beautifully in faded black…

Redevelopment gets the green light

Emma PritchardIt was a promise made in 2019 and on October 27, it was reaffirmed to…

New pavilion on show

Lynne MowbrayThe construction of the new pavilion at the Maclean Showground has now been completed.The new…

Novak: ‘no apology forthcoming’

Geoff HelismaCouncillor Deborah Novak has refused to apologise for a comment she made at the May…

Iluka ambulance station: ‘people power got us over the line’

Geoff HelismaIluka’s bid for an ambulance station was initially knocked back by the bureaucracy because the…

CVC works towards sustainability

Geoff HelismaA recent Cities Power Partnership media release trumpeted that “over forty mayors and councillors from…

Nymboida – one year on

Lynne MowbrayThis weekend will mark the first anniversary of the horrific bushfire which ravaged the village…

CVC’s confidential water and electricity business … $415k and counting

Geoff HelismaClarence Valley’s nine councillors unanimously resolved to “not make public the recommendation” regarding its discussions…

Gulaptis lobbies to restore ‘baffling’ arts funding rejection

Geoff HelismaAt the September Clarence Valley Council (CVC) meeting it was revealed that the Grafton Regional…

Purple blooms add to memorable marathon memories

Emma Pritchard   He has run through some of the most pristine areas of the Northern…

Community encouraged by pre-Budget announcement

Emma Pritchard   Clarence Valley residents stood alongside members of the Grafton Base Hospital Community Committee…

Top Pub gets a new roof

Lynne MowbrayMaclean’s heritage listed ‘Top Pub’ the Maclean Hotel has taken on a totally new look…

More ‘unexpected’ roundabout expenses

Geoff HelismaThe troubled saga of the Yamba roundabouts revealed another expense, one that some local pundits…

CVC quietly stops printed statutory advertising

Geoff HelismaClarence Valley Council (CVC) has confirmed that it will no longer run ‘on exhibition and…

Holiday parks recover after COVID lockdown

Geoff HelismaIn March this year, when lockdown rules came into force, the impact on tourism in…

Premier time to visit Jacaranda City

Emma Pritchard The beautiful purple streets of Grafton welcomed a special visitor on October 26 as…

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