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Another one joins the club

Lynne Mowbray | Mareeba Aged Care resident Eleanor (Lin) McSwan celebrated her 100th birthday on Thursday September 13, surrounded by her family and friends. …

Barilaro on youth unemployment

Geoff Helisma | The Independent contacted the NSW Treasurer’s office and asked: Given that Treasurer Dominic Perrottet has made much of the state’s youth …

Local youth unemployment tops the charts

Geoff Helisma | Youth unemployment in the Coffs Harbour Grafton Labour Market Area (LBA) is the highest in the state. The Australian Bureau of Statistics’ …

Regional gallery expansion set to go

Geoff Helisma | Clarence Valley Council’s (CVC) plan to extend and refurbish the Grafton Regional Gallery has been given the final go-ahead. The Office of …

Drone technology to make swimming safer

Geoff Helisma | Yamba Surf Life Saving Club has been testing the feasibility of using drones – otherwise known as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) – to …

A tale of two NBNs

Geoff Helisma | As next year’s federal election looms, candidates, political parties and politicians are looking for points of difference to pitch their …

Yamba Fair Drought Donations

Lynne Mowbray | Businesses at Yamba Fair are continuing with their drought relief support with a total of six pallets of goods being dispersed to help out our …

Support your community radio station

Geoff Helisma |  Look out for the TLCFM 100.3 stand in the central area of the Yamba River Markets this Sunday September 23. Members of the community radio …

Yamba author launches book

Lynne Mowbray | Yamba author Maggie Hutchings has just published her first children’s book, Unicorn! Maggie, has drawn on her 20 years experience as a …

Next year’s rate peg announced

Geoff Helisma | The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) has set the 2019-20 rate peg at 2.7 per cent. The rate peg sets the maximum increase to …

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