Local News - Thursday 9th of December

9 Dec 2021 6:50 AM | Anonymous

Local News for Thursday the 9th of December.

There were nine new cases of COVID-19 reported in the Mid North Coast Local Health District on Tuesday.

- 7 are from the Port Macquarie, 1 from Coffs Harbour and 1 case is from Kempsey.

- 7 of the cases are linked to a known case or cluster and 1 is a household contact of a confirmed case and the source of the

infection is under investigation.

There are 62 active cases throughout the District.

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Aldavilla Primary School has been awarded the 2021 NSW Sustainable School of the Year.

In an award ceremony held via Zoom by the Australian Association for Environmental Education, with school representatives from all over New South Wales

in attendance, Aldavilla Primary School has been crowned as the best School in the state for sustainabilty.

The school has been working for over a decade to continually improve their sustainability and have adopted a holistic focus in many areas including water,

waste, biodiversity, food gardens and Indigenous culture.

Some of the projects in progress at the school include a $1,500 Junior Landcare Grant to plant native trees, plants and bee hotels, with the aim to attract

native bees and encourage pollination, a $15,000 grant for installing water tanks, and a "Recycling Station Relocation Project" funded

by the Macleay 2021 Sustainable Schools grant.

Sustainability has been embedded into the school's curriculum, and an environmental team comprised of senior students has been established.

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Dunghutti artist and elder Gus Kelly has won the first Koori Mail Indigenous Art Award with his powerful drawing Nobody Told Me There’d Be Days Like These…

which depicts the impact of colonisation throughout history to the present day through a series of 8 colourful bars.

Lismore Regional Gallery are hosting this award for innovative contemporary indigenous artistic practice.

The works show the enormous depth of talent of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists in Australia.

The Exhibition runs until January 30, 2022 at the Lismore Regional Gallery.

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The latest SPORTS FIELDS UPDATE has all fields in Kempsey all open, the Villages – All open, except Freddo

and South West Rocks sports fields are all Open.

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Rankine Street, Crescent Head will be closed for night work between East Street and Scott Street from 7pm – 6am on Sunday and Monday, 12 & 13 December

to complete asphalting.

Traffic control and detours will be in place.

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