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Jan 21 2022

NRF Welcomes our new Chair: Mark Napper

Mark Napper is a Business Advisor with a reputation for being a business value builder. He has worked in many senior leadership roles including Managing Director for the Australian Horticulture Corporation and CEO for Windsor Farm Foods. He has also run his own fruit orchard in Bangalow.     Armed with 30+ years of experience and passionate about giving back to the business community, Mark founded his business advisory firm in 2012. He particularly enjoys helping clients in the food and beverage, horticulture, agriculture and manufacturing industries develop the necessary strategies, systems and...

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Jan 13 2022

Harvest Food Trail – Something to look forward to in 2022

Northern Rivers Food (NRF) are pleased to announce that their annual Harvest Food Trail will be on again in 2022 offering another great self-drive food discovery Trail across the Northern Rivers NSW region over the weekend 7-8 May. There are currently 35+ exceptional local food & beverage businesses signed on to participate in the event this year (a big increase from previous years), focusing on connecting you with real farm-gate experiences as well as local distillery tastings, tours, indigenous food walks, classes, demonstrations, three-course sit down dining and more from the region’s...

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Dec 09 2021

Member Stories – Nicholson Fine Foods

Peter Nicholson began his career in Hobart, completing his chef’s apprenticeship before moving to Melbourne where he became famous for his souffles, this being the ‘80s it was Peter’s signature dish. Working up to Executive Chef Peter began to see the sun setting on his cooking career, while still possessing a great love of food and knowing he was good at it he didn’t want to leave the industry completely. A degree in food technology and small business management was the solution. Driving from Melbourne to visit his mother on the...

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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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