Thursday, December 7, 2023

Clarence Valley Independent

Print edition published every Wednesday
Distributed in the Clarence Valley and surrounding villages
Circulation of over 10,000 per issue
Digital editions available
Website with online news

Clarence Valley Independent articles

Recent articles

GBH redevelopment commitments confirmed amidst community concerns

A spokesperson for NSW Health Infrastructure has revealed planning for the Grafton Base Hospital (GBH) redevelopment is continuing, and confirmed there has been no change to the NSW Government’s $263.8 million investment commitment to improve health outcomes for residents of Grafton and surrounding communities ... following the recent release of the updated Clarence River Flood Model by CVC, there has been an increase in the Probable Maximum Flood Level across Grafton.

Remembering 13 lives tragically taken 80 years ago

It was around 5pm on December 11, 1943. They were more than halfway across the Clarence River, returning to the mainland after attending a picnic on Susan Island, when a storm began to form in the western sky ... Only a small number of the boys could swim.

Beccy wins Natural Olympia, crowned World Champion

It’s been a decade long journey lifting thousands of kilos in the gym and last month Maclean bodybuilder Beccy Pateman achieved her dream when she was crowned overall winner of the Professional Figure category in the Natural Olympia contest, plus overall winner of the Professional Fit Body category at the WNBF World Championships.

Earlier articles

Important recognition of the Saraton Theatre

The Notaras family is honoured that the Saraton Theatre and its pioneers Jack and Tony Notaras have been recognised. It is an incredible recognition of the living history of the Saraton Theatre and celebrates the contribution of Greek migration to the regions more broadly.

Notaras brothers honoured with Saraton Theatre ‘Blue Plaque’

The Notaras name now ranks in Australian history amongst legendary cultural figures including Sir William Dobell, Caroline Chisholm, and Dorothea McKellar, after Ioannis (Jack) and his brother Antonios (Tony) were awarded a Blue Plaque by the NSW Government for their contribution to the state’s history through their construction of the iconic Saraton Theatre.

Norco’s ice cream factory’s sweet comeback

After being wiped out in Lismore’s biggest flood in living memory, the Norco Ice Cream factory reopened last Friday following a $100 million dollar rebuild. Challenges faced during the rebuild included securing electrical equipment due to global supply chain shortages...

Local wins 2023 Yamba Triathlon

The 2023 Yamba Triathlon was held in prefect weather conditions producing excellent racing over the weekend with Yamba local Keanu Staader securing the victory in the highly competitive Men’s Open division. Staader won in a time of one hour, two minutes and 49 seconds, from Ben Russell in second (1.04.06) and Jake Russell (1.04.55).

Yamba CAN take council to NCAT

Concerned about the number of staff vacancies impacting the effectiveness of council operations, the Yamba Community Action Network Yamba CAN Inc has taken Clarence Valley Council to the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal NCAT ... Yamba CAN Inc’s solicitor alleged there are high staff vacancy rates and turnover at Clarence Valley Council...

The digital age: Are we ready to go cashless?

As the fallout from the Optus outage … continues to be felt across the country, the push to transition Australia into a cashless society has come under scrutiny … several local businesses have reported an increase in cash payments, with hundreds of customers opting to hand over notes and coins in lieu of tapping their cards.

Established in 1994 the Clarence Valley Independent (formerly the Clarence Valley Review) is a wide-spread, comprehensive free news source, putting the community in touch with local affairs, council issues, and businesses. 

We pride ourselves on our quality, unbiased journalism, covering local issues.  Community organisations turn to the Independent to provide a free medium to reach the wider community.  We believe we have always been, and will continue to be, the voice of our community.

The Clarence Valley Independent offers a positive reflection upon the community it serves. It is not constrained by any external corporate agenda and prides itself on its balanced reporting.

The paper is produced to high standards, combining interesting content, local news and sport and high quality graphic design.

The Clarence Valley Independent is published every Wednesday as full colour weekly tabloid. Our circulation is over 10,000 and is distributed widely throughout the Clarence Valley and surrounding villages.

In a time when newspapers are downsizing and going online, we strive to maintain a free printed format we know works, especially on a local scale.


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