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Casino Indoor Sports Stadium back in action

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Casino Indoor Sports Stadium back in action

THE Casino Indoor Sports Stadium is reopening its doors after major flood repairs, and Richmond Valley Council is keen for it to become a focal point for sporting and community activities.

Competitions in basketball, netball, futsal and volleyball are restarting in the coming weeks, and Richmond Valley Mayor Robert Mustow said it was great to see the stadium back in action again.

“The stadium is a premier sporting facility in the community and an important part of the Richmond Valley,” Cr Mustow said.

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“It was greatly missed while the repairs were underway, as it provides wonderful opportunities for everyone from kids to seniors.”

A keen basketballer himself, Cr Mustow said he was looking forward to trying out the new floor surface at the stadium.

The floor was severely damaged by the floods of February 2022, and now has a new Pulastic floor which will be much more resilient to future flooding.

Facility manager Gary Ellem said the new floor provided a high-impact sports surface for various uses and would allow more activities to be staged at the stadium.

Mr Ellem said the Indoor Sports Stadium would also reopen with a new coordinator, Richard Campbell, who has extensive experience in sports education and running facilities across the country.

“Richard began his fitness career as an instructor in Casino and was part of the premiership-winning Casino Cougars side in 1985,” Mr Ellem said.

“Richard’s most recent position was at Southern Cross University managing gyms at Lismore, Coffs Harbour and the Gold Coast.

“I’m sure Richard will bring tremendous value to the Casino Indoor Sports Stadium, and we look forward to activities commencing again.”

The stadium provides a large, enclosed area with high ceilings, ventilation, and two full-sized courts equipped for multi-sport activities. Wheelchair access is available to the Stadium, alongside shower and toilet facilities and a central curtain to allow different activities.

Council is keen for the stadium to be used by the broader community for events and recreational activities.

For more information on hiring the stadium for sporting or community use, contact Richmond Valley Council or visit the Casino Indoor Sports Stadium.

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TAFE NSW Giving First Nations Job Seekers in Casino a Foot in the Door to a Career in Hair and Beauty

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TAFE NSW Giving First Nations Job Seekers in Casino a Foot in the Door to a Career in Hair and Beauty

 

TAFE NSW has partnered with a local Casino barber to deliver a new course that offers Aboriginal job seekers the opportunity to begin a career in the hair and beauty industry. The “Introduction to Hair and Beauty Skill Set” course has recently been provided to a group of students through the TAFE NSW Mobile Hair and Beauty Training Unit.

This course includes two accredited units designed to introduce students to both hair and beauty work, allowing them to explore their interests. If students discover a passion for the field, they can pursue a traineeship or apprenticeship in hairdressing, barbering, or beauty.

Michael Day, a TAFE NSW graduate and owner of Black Comb Barbershop, supports the training as an industry guest speaker, sharing his experiences and the benefits of working in the industry.

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“I’ve had four apprentices from TAFE NSW, and I know they’ve received the same high-quality, hands-on training I did from experienced teachers who are passionate about the industry,” said Michael.

“It’s important to connect with young people contemplating their future, and taster courses like this are a great way to introduce them to the main concepts. Participating in these initiatives bridges the gap between training and industry. It allows me to network with potential employees for my business and gives students a foot in the door with local industry connections.

“It’s a privilege to help guide someone’s future and share my own experiences and pathways that have led me to owning a successful business. I chose this industry because I have a passion for making people feel good about themselves, and it’s such a rewarding job – you can really turn a person’s day around by giving them a good haircut.”

Abby Hughes, TAFE NSW Hairdressing and Barbering Teacher, highlighted the course’s role in helping students understand the skills required and discover their interests.

“The Introduction to Hair and Beauty Skill Set course is designed to give students a clear pathway to a rewarding career in this exciting industry,” said Abby.

“There are many local opportunities available in the Casino area. Through this course and our Mobile Training Unit, which supports our simulated practical training, we can connect job seekers to the right people to take the next step in their career. Having Michael on board as a guest speaker has helped demonstrate the pathways available in this industry – not just in barbering, but also hairdressing and beauty. It is a rewarding industry to be part of, with a vibrant local network and exciting career opportunities.”

 

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RESUMPTION OF SITTINGS AT CASINO COURT HOUSE WELCOME NEWS

 

The resumption of sittings at Casino Court House tomorrow after it was closed following the 2022 floods is welcome news for the local community according to Clarence Nationals MP, Richie Williamson who advocated very strongly for the Court House to reopen as a matter of priority.

Mr Williamson delivered a Private Member’s Statement in the NSW Parliament in May last year followed by a letter to the NSW Attorney General, Michael Daley supporting a Mayoral Minute from Richmond Valley Mayor, Robert Mustow seeking urgent priority to be given to expediting flood recovery works at the Court House given the impacts on the local community and economy.

“Whilst the number one priority of flood recovery should always be about supporting flood victims, restoring key community assets should be a high priority,” Mr Williamson said.

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“As I said at the time, the closure of the Casino Court House was having a negative impact on the local community and economy with the nearest sittings being heard at Kyogle and Lismore and disadvantaging many in the community.

“Its closure impacted on low socio-economic and high Indigenous communities, some of whom have very limited transport and were struggling to attend because public transport is almost non-existent.

“It was also impacting family members needed at court as support people as well as having an operational impact on our local police force because local police officers were required to travel to Kyogle or Lismore for appearances and court hearings.

“Economic impacts on Casino were also being felt because of the lack of court days, which would normally bring to the community a high number of professional people to the community, where they would quite often stay for the night.

“I thank the NSW Attorney General for his assistance in ensuring the Casino Court House is back up and running.

“It is a great shot of confidence for the community and is part of the healing and recovery process that is so important for my community,” Mr Williamson concluded.

 

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Casino Beef Week 2024 Feature

Welcome to the 2024 edition of The Casino Food Co-Op Casino Beef Week, a celebration that not only showcases the best of Australian beef but also unites the community of Casino, known as the Beef Capital of Australia. As we embark on our 42nd year, we continue to cherish the tradition that has become a cornerstone of our identity and an annual
highlight for both locals and visitors.
This year, Casino Beef Week, running from May 18th to 26th, promises an array of events designed to entertain, educate, and celebrate our rich agricultural heritage. From our Cattle Competitions, Industry Events, and community fun, we have something for everyone. Our program is packed with over 100 events including industry seminars, art exhibitions, live music, and, of course, our massive Beef Week Saturday featuring the Brenda Armfield Street Parade.
At the heart of Beef Week is our commitment to the agricultural community. We celebrate the hard work and dedication of our farmers, who play a crucial role in our region’s economy and way of life. This festival is an opportunity for them to showcase their top-quality produce, share their expertise, and engage with the public about the importance of sustainable farming.
We are also excited to introduce new events this year focusing on our community. Sunday the 19th is a day of Country Music and Mullets at Casino RSM Club, and Monday night is our brand-new Steaks and Mates Dinner at the Clydesdale Steakhouse with a focus on Men’s Mental Health. This is in addition to brand new classes on our Wednesday and Saturday Cattle Shows, which will now include Heifer Classes with our Led Steers.
I would like to extend a special thanks to all our sponsors, volunteers, and community members who have contributed tirelessly to make this event possible. Your enthusiasm and support reflect the spirit of cooperation and community that Casino Beef Week exemplifies.
Join us in celebrating the pride and spirit of Casino at The Casino Food Co-op Casino Beef Week 2024. We look forward to welcoming you to our town and sharing with you the vibrancy and warmth of our community. Let’s make this year’s Beef Week the best one yet!

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