Monday, June 21, 2021

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
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Clarence Valley Independent articles

Recent articles

Volunteers ‘devastated’ by Iluka Meals on Wheels changes

Geoff Helisma. The decision to cease producing hot and/or locally prepared meals at the Iluka Meals on Wheels (IMoW) kitchen has drawn pleas from volunteers to “reverse this decision”. In a letter to Page MP Kevin Hogan, a volunteer writes, “I would like to make you aware, if you're not already, of the above devastating decision which will affect many residents of the Lower Clarence community.”

Food artisan back on the winner’s list

Geoff Helisma. Multi award-winning, Yamba fine food manufacturer Peter Nicholson hasn’t entered his creations in shows around Australia for about four years – but that changed recently when his Spiced Beetroot Finishing Vinegar took out the champion trophy at the recent Royal Tasmanian Fine Food Awards ... "What food would I put it on?" "Vanilla bean ice cream, and I implore you to try it."

Shannon Creek Dam on track to reach maximum storage

Water extraction from the Nymboida River is on track to see Shannon Creek Dam reach its maximum storage capacity ... “Frequent heavy rainfall events in the Nymboida catchment throughout the summer continued to cause issues with river water quality and delayed the refilling of Shannon Creek Dam. We also experienced issues with extraction infrastructure which further limited the amount of clean water which could be taken from the Nymboida River to replenish water levels in the dam,” says Greg Mashiah, Manager for Water Cycle at Clarence Valley Council.

Earlier articles

Glenn Innes Council supports CVC’s anti-mining stance

Geoff Helisma. Glen Innes Severn Council (GISC) has voted to “support Clarence Valley Council (CVC) in seeking a moratorium on future mining and mining exploration in the Clarence Valley catchment”. Mayor Carol Sparks tabled a mayoral minute at the May 27 GISC meeting, outlining her motivation to table the minute.

Hockey tournament boosts local economy

Emma Pritchard. It was the perfect opportunity for the local hockey community to showcase their skills and home turf pride when the Grafton Hockey Association hosted the Men’s Masters Over 50’s State Championships last weekend ... “For Grafton to be able to host a tournament of that calibre in these current times, and for it to make a significant contribution to the local economy is a big thing for the community,” said President of the Men’s Masters Peter Gibbons.

A single fin invitation to a whole lot of fun

Geoff Helisma. Clarence Head Longboarders is holding its third annual invitational surfing competition at Turners Beach, Yamba, over the upcoming long weekend June 11–14 ... this weekend’s event is just the second invitational competition to be held on the north coast since the Covid pandemic arrived.

Clarence Correction Centre revealed to be quite quiet

Emma Pritchard. A quiet gaol is a good gaol according to Glen Scholes, General Manager of the Clarence Correctional Centre, the largest prison in Australia ... Mr Scholes also revealed the Clarence Correctional Centre is running at “about 30 percent procurement” in the local community, and he spoke encouragingly to the Grafton Chamber of Commerce, asking “if you have consortiums, the capacity to join forces is there, to create further opportunities for local people.”

Safety, survival, and storytelling

After a year without live theatre, the Pelican Playhouse is proud to present their first production of 2021, Stories in the Dark, a moving celebration of the power of stories to sustain us during difficult times. From acclaimed Australian playwright, Debra Oswald comes the story of Tomas, a terrified young boy who finds himself alone in a war-torn city.

Laurie’s talent roars in NRL’s Indigenous Round

Emma Pritchard. When he ran onto the ground at Bankwest Stadium on May 28, talented Wests Tigers fullback Daine Laurie wasn’t just playing for himself, his teammates, or his NRL club. He was also playing for his family and representing his Indigenous culture.

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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