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Business Connect to help NSW Small Businesses

Business Connect to help NSW Small Businesses

New Program

Small businesses are set to benefit from a new $30 million NSW Government investment in Business Connect – a new advisory service specifically designed to help businesses with the digital economy.  Small businesses across Barwon are now able access affordable, high-quality professional advice and specialist digital information since the program launched on January 1.
Wednesday, 4 January 2017/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (457)/Comments (0)/
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Radio Wow Available in Wee Waa

Radio Wow Available in Wee Waa

Tune In to 88.0

Radio Wow - Now Available on 88.0 within Wee Waa bridge to bridge.  Tune into Today's hits and hear what coming........

Wednesday, 21 December 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (427)/Comments (0)/
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FRRR December News

FRRR December News

Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal

Like most people, the FRRR team is certainly having a busy run right to the end of the year! It's a heady mix of assessing grants and planning for the New Year.

In November, FRRR and Schools Plus co-hosted a joint meeting of the Philanthropy Australia Rural and Education Funder Groups. We presented the outcomes of a research collaboration between FRRR, Schools Plus, Myer Foundation and VFFF, with the support of skilled volunteers from Origin Foundation. We shared data to build a collective picture of what rural schools and non-profits are seeking support for and where grants are being directed, in an effort to better understand the issues and needs in rural education and the contribution being made by the philanthropic sector.

Wednesday, 21 December 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Welcome to our Funding Opportunities Newsletter

Welcome to our Funding Opportunities Newsletter

Regional Development Australia Northern Inland NSW

Welcome to our new Funding Opportunities Newsletter where you’ll find details of selected grant submissions from around the region.

Our regular newsletter will be along in January, but this new edition will occur in the middle of the month, every month.

Wednesday, 21 December 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Farmers and beekeepers urged to use BeeConnected

Farmers and beekeepers urged to use BeeConnected

Cotton Australia News Flash

Cotton Australia has joined with the Australian Honey Bee Industry Council (AHBIC) in calling on all farmers and beekeepers to use BeeConnected to better communicate with each other to protect bees and crops.
Farmers and beekeepers should use this checklist:
Wednesday, 21 December 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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NEW CODE TO PROTECT INEXPERIENCED HORSE RIDERS

NEW CODE TO PROTECT INEXPERIENCED HORSE RIDERS

A new Code of Practice to help reduce horse-related injuries and fatalities among novice and beginner riders has been released in NSW. Of the 133 fatalities that occurred Australia-wide between 2000 and 2014, 18 per cent involved people under the age of 20. The Code will help prevent horse-related injuries and fatalities among beginner and inexperienced riders and aims to ensure that the temperament of the horse and the experience of the rider are adequately matched. The Code has been developed following extensive consultation with more than 100 responses to calls for comment from key industry groups and individuals. Numerous businesses across the state offer horse-related activities and this Code will provide them with the practical tools they need to ensure they are complying with their obligations and doing everything they can to prevent injuries and fatalities. The NSW Government is committed to improving safety for inexperienced and novice horse riders, such as those participating in pony clubs, at jackaroo and jillaroo schools and trail riding schools. The Code includes practical tools such as a checklist for riders and a checklist for horses, to evaluate the level and skill of the rider and also to help assess the suitability of the horse for the activity being undertaken. The Code will come into effect on 1 February 2017. The Code of Practice is available from www.safework.nsw.gov.au
Wednesday, 14 December 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Young woman loses battle to cancer days after meeting her rugby hero.

Young woman loses battle to cancer days after meeting her rugby hero.

A brave young woman battling cancer has died just days after being surprised by her rugby hero.
Kia Lettice, 22, hung on for longer than expected after meeting Australian National Rugby League (NRL) star Beau Ryan on Tuesday following an appeal from her friend.
She had not been expected to make it past Wednesday.
‘I feel very special, especially because I love Beau Ryan’, she told Daily Mail Australia following the visit. ‘And he kissed me too.’


Read more: http://metro.co.uk/2016/12/11/young-woman-loses-battle-to-cancer-days-after-meeting-her-rugby-hero-6315805/#ixzz4SbNGvcer
Monday, 12 December 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Narrabri Community Radio receives $19,028 to upgrade the station building.

Narrabri Community Radio receives $19,028 to upgrade the station building.

Community Building Partnerships program - NSW Government

The funding is part of the Community Building Partnerships program, a NSW Government initiative which aims to create more vibrant communities by supporting projects that deliver positive social, environmental, inclusive or recreational outcomes.
Monday, 12 December 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (412)/Comments (0)/
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Spring Plains Hall Receives Funding

Spring Plains Hall Receives Funding

Community Building Partnerships program - NSW Government

The funding is part of the Community Building Partnerships program, a NSW Government initiative which aims to create more vibrant communities by supporting projects that deliver positive social, environmental, inclusive or recreational outcomes.
Monday, 12 December 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (576)/Comments (0)/
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A state divided: parts of NSW 'recession-hit' as Sydney booms

A state divided: parts of NSW 'recession-hit' as Sydney booms

Sydney Morning Herald Matt Wade

A yawning growth gap has opened between city and country as Sydney's dynamic economic hubs streak ahead of the rest of the state.

Economic growth in Sydney averaged 2.2 per cent between 2012 and 2015, while regional areas of NSW contracted by 0.3 per cent in that period, research by SGS Economics and Planning has revealed.

Wednesday, 30 November 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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The One Huge Change That EVERY P-Plater Needs To Know About

The One Huge Change That EVERY P-Plater Needs To Know About

newsroom by Deidre Fogarty

There are important changes coming into effect for provisional licence holders, and they're happening soon.
Monday, 28 November 2016/Author: Student Work Experience/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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NSW Primary Industries Minister Niall Blair describes Northern Basin Review as "double-edged sword"

NSW Primary Industries Minister Niall Blair describes Northern Basin Review as "double-edged sword"

By Lucy McNally Updated yesterday at 7:21pm

The MDBA is proposing to remove more productive water from the Namoi & this will impact Wee Waa. Despite finding the state has already been over-recovered.

The term "productive water" refers to water used to grow food and fibre. When water is returned to the environment — and becomes "unproductive" — job opportunities are reduced and in the next drought this is when these reductions will bite hard in Wee Waa.



The New South Wales Government has criticised the Murray Darling Basin Authority's (MDBA) long-awaited Northern Basin Review, saying it is unfair on farmers in the north of the state.


The authority has recommended a reduction in water recovery targets from 390 gigalitres to 320 gigalitres, amid plummeting employment in some communities where water has been taken from farmers and returned to the environment.

The recommendations were part of the MDBA's review, which looked at the socioeconomic impact of the Murray Darling Basin Plan on communities in southern Queensland and northern NSW.

In NSW, employment in Collarenebri fell by 21 per cent, and 11 per cent in Warren under the plan, which was implemented in 2012.


Wednesday, 23 November 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Northern Basin Review fails communities: time to have your say

Northern Basin Review fails communities: time to have your say

A coalition of a dozen industry and community groups - including Cotton Australia - has rejected proposed changes to the Murray-Darling Basin Plan, saying the proposal to reduce the water recovery target from 390 GL to 320 GL in the north would still take too much water from production and hurt communities as a result.
Tuesday, 22 November 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (378)/Comments (0)/
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Helen Cathcart Honoured

Helen Cathcart Honoured

Exceptional Registered Nurse Helen Cathcart, RN, will be Honorably Mentioned in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare

Exceptional Registered Nurse Helen Cathcart, RN, will be Honorably Mentioned in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare
Wednesday, 16 November 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
Categories: Wee WaaCommunity
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Water Act changes welcome, but focus needs to shift to Northern Basin: cotton

Water Act changes welcome, but focus needs to shift to Northern Basin: cotton

Media Release from Cotton Australia

Australia's cotton industry has welcomed the passage of changes to the Water Act through Federal Parliament, which will grant an additional year to find water-saving projects to implement the Murray Darling Basin Plan (MDBP).
 
The legislation changes the operation of the Sustainable Diversion Limit (SDL) Adjustment Mechanism with the intention of eliminating water purchases in the Southern Basin.
Thursday, 10 November 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (548)/Comments (0)/
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Thursday, 10 November 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (537)/Comments (0)/
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Testing on 88.0 around Wee Waa

Testing on 88.0 around Wee Waa

88.0 testing Wee Waa and  surrounds over the next few months.  Moree news soon........

For More information visit. www.xrn.com.au

Thursday, 10 November 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (521)/Comments (0)/
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New Program to Drive Home Road Safety to Regional Apprentices

Apprentices studying at TAFE NSW campuses across the electorate will now be taught lifesaving road safety skills as part of a new program designed to save young lives on NSW roads.
Thursday, 10 November 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (372)/Comments (0)/
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NSW Healthy Town Challenge is on Again

NSW Healthy Town Challenge is on Again

Small rural communities can now apply for NSW Healthy Town Challenge funding of $15,000 each for 2017. Grants are available for five towns in NSW to organise healthy eating active living projects, with the winner receiving an extra $5,000 to spend on improving the healthy living environment.
Thursday, 10 November 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (410)/Comments (0)/
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Narrabri landowners' appeal of Santos water treatment facility begins in NSW

Narrabri landowners' appeal of Santos water treatment facility begins in NSW

By Natasha Robinson Posted yesterday at 2:23pm ABC News

Landowners from Narrabri on the state's north west slopes are asking the NSW Court of Appeal to overturn a decision that gives the green light to a controversial water treatment facility. 

Gas giant Santos has been given approval to operate the facility, which would treat wastewater and brine from coal seam gas exploration activities near the Pilliga State Forest.

Wednesday, 2 November 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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One man injured, another killed in Edgeroi crash

One man injured, another killed in Edgeroi crash

Northern Daily Leader October 20

ONE man has been seriously injured and another has been killed after two four-wheel-drives crashed north of Narrabri.

The two men were thrown from a Toyota Landcruiser when it lost control and rolled onto its roof shortly before 7.30pm on Tuesday.

Police said the vehicle then rolled onto the men, killing a 36-year-old at the scene near the intersection of Homestead Road and Ten Mile Lane at Edgeroi.

A 38-year-old man suffered head injuries and was freed by emergency services and treated at the scene by paramedics.

Thursday, 20 October 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Great Opportunities here for funding for Communities.

Great Opportunities here for funding for Communities.

RDA Australia Northern Inland Grants newsletter

Welcome to our new Funding Opportunities Newsletter where you’ll find details of selected grant submissions from around the region.

Our regular newsletter will be along in two weeks, but this new edition will occur in the middle of the month, every month.

We wish you all the best with the Funding Opportunities below.

Thursday, 20 October 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Adam was One of a kind, says family

Adam was One of a kind, says family

The Scone Advocate 18 October,

THE heartbroken family of Adam O’Regan has paid tribute to the popular Scone real estate agent a day after the Gundy car accident that claimed his life as well as those of two passengers. 

A five-year-old boy was the only survivor of the tragic incident.

Following Tuesday afternoon’s media conference at Scone, a short statement was released on behalf of the family.

“Adam was an exceptional, one of a kind father, husband, son, brother and friend,” it said.

Tuesday, 18 October 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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FUNDING BOOST TO TURN BARWON HOUSING INTO HOMES

FUNDING BOOST TO TURN BARWON HOUSING INTO HOMES

Local community groups, councils and charities have received funding for projects in and around our social housing communities, announced today.

 

The one-off grants of up to $50,000 are part of the NSW Government’s Social Housing Community Improvement Fund (SHCIF) – a three-year, $20million commitment to build stronger social housing communities. 

Friday, 14 October 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (508)/Comments (0)/
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Murray-Darling report confirms what some northern NSW communities have known for years

Murray-Darling report confirms what some northern NSW communities have known for years

ABC Central West Joanna Woodburn and Tawar Razaghi

A new Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) report on the socio-economic effects of the removal of water from farming has confirmed what local farmers have known for years.

The Gwydir Valley Irrigators' Association said the report backed evidence on the effects on irrigation and jobs being felt by water users at Moree and Wee Waa.

Tuesday, 11 October 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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