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Nov 22 2021

Northern Rivers NSW Tourism & Hospitality Forum, November 2021

Jane Laverty from Business NSW recently hosted the 2021 Tourism and Hospitality Forum at the Ballina RSL 22nd November 2021.  The following are notes taken from the day by NRF who attended the forum.   Setting the Scene - The Migration of Skills – current status: We are all aware of the issues impacting Australia for tourism and hospitality including: COVID has effectively halted Australia’s migration Labour and skills are continuing to be felt across the board The challenges will now be exacerbated as we emerge from lockdown, with pent up demand Labour...

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Oct 27 2021

NRF Seeking a Researcher / Coordinator for Industry Podcast & Webinar Series

Northern Rivers Food (NRF) and Southern Cross University (SCU) are currently planning a collaborative project which will be rolled out in 2022.  We will be developing a series of educational business resources (podcasts, webinars and workshops) as part of an industry resilience project for the local food & beverage industry in the Northern Rivers region of NSW.   These resources will cover topics that help food and beverage businesses in the region address and overcome some of the hurdles they have been experiencing and aim to help improve their business acumen over...

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Oct 26 2021

NRF Harvest Food Trail 2022: Seeking Expressions of Interest

We are pleased to announce that the NRF Harvest Food Trail will run in 2022. We invite our NRF producers, farmers, distillers, brewers and food service members to participate in our special Harvest Food Trail over the weekend of May 7-8 2022. About the Trail The trail provides visitors and locals with an opportunity to jump in their car and visit some of our region’s best farms, distilleries, breweries and food outlets across the region in our beautiful autumn harvest season, on the first weekend in May.  People on the trail can plan...

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Sep 02 2021

Nimbi Valley Pecans & Rice

Frank Boyle, a fourth generation farmer, has lived on the property Marlivale in Goolmanger all his life, when it was originally a dairy farm. After deregulation of the dairy industry, he and wife Andrea decided to keep farming but were looking for an alternative to dairy. Wile many farmers in the region were moving to macadamias, Frank and Andrea decided on pecans, as where they are located they had frosts and their existing beef cattle complemented a pecan orchard (once pecan trees are 5-6 years old they can happily co-exist with...

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NRF Industry Workshop: Celebrating Provenance – storytelling for your business

Note:  change of date due to COVID restrictions.  New date August 4th 2021 Background Telling your story is critical for any successful business. Telling it well is about being yourself; about communicating your authentic self and doing so in a genuine way. It’s not simply having a logo or an elevator pitch; but is the layered way you express the essence of your business in an honest and consistent way to connect with new and existing customers. In fact, storytelling is key to building that connection with consumers which allows them to understand...

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