I attended the Richmond Valley Australia Day celebrations at Woodburn. It was a great day. It was wonderful to see all the award nominees and recipients from our Australia Day Awards. Congratulations to Richmond Valley Council awardees: Brian O’Farrell (Citizen of the Year), Aideen Yourell (Young Citizen of the Year), Bill Bartier (Volunteer of the Year),…

Australia’s first National Rural Health Commissioner: The champion of regional and rural health reform

  Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan has welcomed the appointment of the country’s first National Rural Health Commissioner.  He said the Commissioner will be an independent and high-profile advocate for regional, and is part of important reforms to regional and rural health in Australia.  “The people of regional an rural Australia are the heart…

Recognising our Local Sporting Champions

Will 16-year-old Toby Power, 12-year-old Harry Watts and 13-year-olds Tyler Gaddes and Tyler McGarvie one day stand on the Olympic podium with their Kookaburra team mates, while 14-year-old Kroehnert also takes out Gold for Women’s Hockey? And will 12-year-old Toby Campbell reach his dream of representing Australia in the pool? Is 16-year-old Georgia Breward about…