Monday, October 25, 2021



Supermarket forging ahead

Narrandera’s second supermarket, IGA Narrandera +Liquor opened for business in August with a minimum of fanfare due to Covid-related restrictions but they are now forging ahead with plans to expand services and products ... “The town will see a white delivery van with IGA logo on the streets of Narrandera soon ... We also aim to go live with our online shopping portal ..." : Harry Ajwani.

Council waives permit fees for outdoor dining

Bass Coast Shire Council will waive permit fees for hundreds of hospitality venues to encourage more outdoor dining to help the region bounce back from pandemic lockdowns.

Taste test: Fake bacon taste ‘like an egg carton’ The Project film in Beef Capital

What better place to taste test fake meat than in the Beef Capital of Casino? Dale Paget and Pete Rogers were filming a segment for Channel 10’s The Project to be screened on television. “We wanted to see what people on the front line of the meat industry thought,” Dale said.

Birtinya-based business wins at Qld export awards

From their headquarters at Birtinya, Kilcoy Global Foods manages the production, distribution, and export of eight million cartons of premium beef annually to more than 35 global markets. KGF is also a major supplier to Australian supermarkets, food wholesalers, fine dining establishments and family restaurants including McDonalds.

Calls for more emergency food relief in Barossa

The Barossa Food Security Network is calling on the community to support the emergency food relief initiative by becoming a supplier or distributor of cooked meals. Barossa Mayor Bim Lange says the network is currently distributing around 85 meals a week to people experiencing hardship, and demand is increasing.

Soup made to share

Serena Kirby. Dozens of locals have been lining up on Tuesdays to enjoy a bowl of soup as the new local Soupy gets up and running. This weekly community get together is the brainchild of Lindsey Sesin who came up with the idea as a way of using the excess produce she sometimes has from her Denmark Home Grown business.

Farmers remind the UN: trade key to sustainable food systems

Ahead of the United Nations Food Systems Summit (UNFSS), Cairns Group Farm Leaders from Australia, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Guatemala, New Zealand, Paraguay, South Africa, and Uruguay has urged that the role of international trade be recognised at the Summit. The NFF is a member of the Group.

Food, glorious food, at new community pantry

Roz Knights is so excited she can’t keep stop smiling as an old aviation building on Bloore St is being transformed into the new Kyogle Community Food Pantry ... "This is my way – through the Lions Club and my Christian beliefs – to give back to people,” Roz said. “In the past I’ve been helped by so many people.” For a moment, Roz’s eyes fill with tears and then she smiles again as she looks up at the grey building and gushes about the local philanthropist who offered the site at a “phenomenally low rent”, she said.

Food security in Western NSW

National Indigenous Radio Service. The shadow minister for Indigenous Australians says the federal government is ill-equipped to deal with the level of food insecurity in COVID hit First Nations communities.

Mobile Foodbank to visit Yanchep on a weekly basis

Uniting WA chief executive officer Amanda Hunt said a significant number of people in Yanchep and surrounding areas were living under food stress. “With the government’s Covid support removed, pressure on working families has never been greater, ‘’ she said.