Bush fires

I hope everyone is managing with the bushfires and keeping safe. It is a trying time for all businesses. If you need support or assistance please feel free to contact our Business Hotline on 13 26 96 or call me directly on 6590 2401. 

Our thanks go out to all of the workers and volunteers that are working so tirelessly to protect our property and lives.

Coastal Walk Against Domestic and Family Violence

On Sunday 1 December, Liberty Domestic and Family Violence Specialist services are proud to once again present the, Coastal Walk Against Domestic and Family Violence.

The walk will have three different lengths depending on how energetic you feel. Click here for more details: libertyservices.org.au/coastalwalk

Buy Regional

The NSW Government has recently launched the Buy Regional website, if you have not seen it please check it out here: nsw.gov.au/buyregional

This website gathers regional businesses from drought-affected communities into one website. The site lists businesses with an online presence selling products in a number of categories including: food, wine, fashion, kids, art and design, hampers, wellbeing, experiences and gifts for pets.

There are also a number of other sites that you may find useful:
Happy shopping.

NSW State Tourism Awards

On a very positive note, the 30th anniversary of the prestigious NSW State Tourism Awards was celebrated at the Four Seasons Hotel in Sydney last week. There were 490 industry representatives in attendance.

The Mid North Coast did quite well with the following winners:

Dean Gorddard award for outstanding contribution by an individual to NSW, sponsored by Qantas
Winner – Janette Hyde

Excellence in accessible tourism, sponsored by Tourism Australia
Gold – Riverside Holiday Resort Urunga

Tourist attractions, sponsored by Destination NSW
Silver – Forestry Corporation of NSW: Sealy Lookout, Orara East State Forest, Coffs Harbour

Cultural tourism, sponsored by Sydney Airport
Gold – Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail, Port Macquarie

Qantas award for excellence in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Tourism
Gold – The Giingan Experience by Bularri Muurlay Nyanggan Aboriginal Corporation, Coffs Harbour
Bronze – Wajaana Yaam Gumbaynggirr Adventure Tours, Coffs Harbour

Tourism restaurants and catering services, sponsored by Sydney Weekender
Silver – Bent on Food, Wingham

Caravan and holiday parks, sponsored by Caravan & Camping Industry Association NSW
Gold – NRMA Port Macquarie Breakwall Holiday Park
Silver – Reflections Holiday Parks Seal Rocks
Bronze – Ingenia Holidays South West Rocks
Highly Commended – BIG4 Great Lakes at Forster-Tuncurry

Hosted accommodation, sponsored by Business Energy Advice Program
Gold – Telegraph Retreat Cottages, Telegraph Point

Self-contained accommodation, sponsored by Business Energy Advice Program
Gold – Riverside Holiday Resort Urunga
Bronze – Macquarie Waters Boutique Apartment Hotel, Port Macquarie

Kind regards,

Kellon Beard – Regional Manager Mid North Coast, NSW Business Chamber