Boost for NSW television industry

Boost for NSW television industry

Northern Rivers Screenworks has received a $40,000 grant from the NSW Government to help create more jobs through the local film and television industry.

Over the last 12 months Screenworks has worked with the NSW Governments Film and Television Office to secure feature films, television series and commercials, documentaries, video and DVD productions and large format productions worth an estimated $3.2 million for the region, said NSW Minister for Regional Development, David Campbell. This has resulted in 69 local jobs.

In 2006 Screenworks will also focus on developing and marketing its services and working to attract private sponsorship.

Starlight Wellbeing Expo

If you want to get in touch with your spiritual side or try a range of alternative therapies for the mind and body, the Starlight Wellbeing Expo in Bangalow this weekend offers a space to learn about everything from mysticism to healing.

The Expo runs from today (Thursday, January 5) until Sunday, January 8, and according to Expo director Raym you can join in talks and workshops conducted by new-age practitioners who all have amazing stories to tell.

At this, our 19th event, you can meet Byrons finest healers and readers and enjoy a great selection of talks and free healing sessions, all for just $10 admission, Raym said.

The Starlight Wellbeing Expo will be held in the Bangalow A&I Hall (Station Street, Bangalow) from 9.30am - 5.30pm each day.

Entry to the expo is $10/5. For the full program visit www.global-healing.com or phone 6684 3467.

Support for Kyogle business plan

The NSW Government will provide $2,500 to help in the development of a business plan for the Kyogle Visitor Information Centre that will be used to enhance local tourism and hospitality in the town.

The funding was announced this week by NSW Minister for Regional Development, David Campbell, who said the money would help Kyogle to overcome economic setbacks caused by the fire at the Norply factory last year.

This funding will help them to take the next step in planning for the future and will help the community to look at ways to encourage and build a stronger tourism industry and work in cooperation with other local councils, Mr Campbell said.

Call to help farmers

The NSW Farmers Association is calling for livestock fodder donations to help feed the thousands of sheep and cattle left starving after the devastating bushfires at Junee in the states south west.

It is estimated around 17,000 sheep have been burnt and thousands of kilometres of fences destroyed in recent days.

The NSW Government has announced it will pay for freight for any donated fodder.

To donate phone the NSW Department of Primary Industries on 6938 1892 or the NSW Farmers Association on 0427 773 496.


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