Monday, June 21, 2021

Richmond River Independent

Free weekly newspaper

Distributed in the Richmond Valley and Kyogle Council areas in Northern New South Wales

Print edition published every Wednesday

Website with online news and the digital edition

Meet the Richmond River Independent

Community owned through the Richmond River Independent Community Association, the Richmond River Independent covers the Richmond Valley and Kyogle areas in Northern New South Wales. Ben Hawke spent some time on the job with the editor, Susanna Freymark, and Bob Mills, the Association President.

Articles

Recent articles

Good food feeds a feeling of affection

If 20 people walked through the door looking for a feed, it wouldn't faze Terrell Lohman. Margaret Davidson started the Casino Community Kitchen four years ago and is thrilled about the enthusiasm and cooking skills of the kitchen's new president ... "Making food is a way of showing affection," says Terrell.

Girl is stable after being trampled by rodeo bull

The thrills and spills of the Tabulam Rodeo were interrupted on Saturday when a young girl fell off the bull she was riding and it trampled her. The 13-year-old received chest injuries when she fell onto the ground and was trampled at about 8pm at Tabulam Racecourse. She was able to walk out of the ring with assistance and was treated at the scene by rodeo paramedics.

Pink surfing is breast comp ever

Paint Main Beach pink with Evans Head Malibu Club’s first one-day women-only longboarding competition. Organiser Emma Perrier said the Saturday, June 19 event will be the Breast Comp Ever and will raise funds for the local Breast Care Nurse Service in Lismore.

Earlier articles

The great Kyogle disconnect

The greatest black hole in the universe is how Michael Donnelley describes mobile phone connection at the Country Inn Motel in Kyogle ... Kyogle mayor Danielle Mulholland said reliable and affordable high-speed internet was vital, “this is just as important in terms of infrastructure as some of the more traditional kinds like roads, bridges, footpaths and so on. People are making real estate purchasing decisions on a range of factors important to them and telecommunications connectivity is now one of them.”

A safe place to stay

Two Kyogle women are united in doing something about how the housing crisis is impacting women. Lynda Clark and Wendy Bolden are not waiting for the state government to act, for funding policies to change or for more refuges to be built. They see the crisis and they are taking action to be part of a solution.

Cattle comp at Beef Week

Check the form of some of the winners at Beef Week at Casino.

New future opens for Club Evans

Greg Targett said he is here to make hard decisions. He was a publican in Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory for years and owned his first hotel in the Territory in 1988 when he was 20 ... Now in ‛semi-retirement’, he lives in Yamba and is the new chief executive of Club Evans.

A shed of mates makes life better

The Evans Head Men's Shed is where the blokes meet to have a cup of tea and a chat. They make things – but that isn’t the point, says Greg Davies. It’s about the mateship. Without it he wouldn’t have got through his wife’s death, he said.

Planting out the river for medicine, food and weaving

Sloping banks make it difficult to access the Richmond River at Casino. The sound of the river water echoes up the slopes to a winding path where Casino High School students are planting 800 native trees behind Queen Elizabeth Park. Teacher Rod McFarlane said they wanted to revitalise the whole area to make it accessible for elders.

The Richmond River Independent is community owned through the Richmond River Independent Community Association Inc. covering Richmond Valley and Kyogle Council areas in Northern NSW.

The Richmond River Independent free weekly newspaper is a community response to the devastating decision by News Corp to shut down our local paper.

We needed a local paper that tells news about us.

From breaking news like the fires at Rappville, to fishing comps at Evans Head, cattle sales in Casino, giant pumpkins in Kyogle, Council news, births, deaths and marriages and local sport.

Who will tell these stories for us if we don’t have a local paper?

The Richmond River Independent is owned by the community. That way it can never be taken over or closed down on a whim.

It’s advertising support that will make this paper sustainable. That’s a two-way street, because local businesses need focused local media to market their products and services and we’re here to provide that platform.

The management committee of the association is president Bob Mills, secretary Graeme Gibson, treasurer Meg Bishop and Tony Hennessy, Maggie May, Andrew Johnston, Geoff Austin and Cath Gillespie.

Join the Association for a $10 one off joining fee and $25 per year membership.

Membership is open to those who live and work in the Richmond Valley and Kyogle LGAs including areas on the borders.

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