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July 2010

Education Week 2 – 6 August

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The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, is pleased to support Education Week 2010, which is running from Monday 2 August to Friday 6 August.   Mr Fraser said NSW public schools will this year be celebrating the theme “Learning for Sustainability”.  “Public schools are a vital resource in our community and continue to provide high quality education to our children”, Mr Fraser added.   Schools around the Coffs Harbour electorate will be hosting activities during Education Week.  “I would encourage many parents, grandparents and carers to attend their child’s school during…

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Fraser swaps politics for Neenish Tarts, Chocolate Eclairs and Scones

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As part of the NSW Business Chamber’s annual Pollies for Small Business the Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, yesterday joined the staff of Cutty’s Cakes in making neenish tarts, chocolate éclairs and scones for hungry patrons. “It was a very interesting morning, and I thoroughly enjoyed being a pastry chef for the day, although very much the apprentice. “Although I am an early riser, I have a new found appreciation for the hours worked by our local bakers and pastry chefs,” Mr Fraser said. “I arrived at Cutty’s Cakes around…

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Countrylink Review

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The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, is calling on the Keneally Labor Government to hold a community forum in Coffs Harbour into the review of CountryLink services.   “I am greatly disappointed that the Keneally Government has failed to arrange for a public consultation to be held in Coffs Harbour.   “Government representatives and senior CountryLink managers are travelling around NSW to speak directly with rail commuters to find out what they want from their Countrylink service, however, Coffs Harbour has not been included,” Mr Fraser said.   “This…

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Andrew Fraser rolls up his sleeves for Small Business

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The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser will be joining more than 80 of his State and Federal colleagues across New South Wales as they are put to work as part of the NSW Business Chamber’s annual Pollies for Small Business program. “Mr Fraser will be working at Cutty’s Cakes in the Mall on Thursday, 29 July, commencing at 6 am until mid morning. “I am greatly looking forward to the experience of being in a small business operator’s shoes for a day,” Mr Fraser said.  Stephen Cartwright, CEO of…

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PCYC AGM a Great Success

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“The PCYC, being an interface within the community, teaches the youth that Police are there for assistance and guidance, not just to enforce the law,” Mr Fraser said.   “The Coffs Harbour PCYC ended the year in a good financial position, even though 2009 had been a tough year financially in the Coffs Harbour area.   “The PCYC plays a crucial role in promoting positive connections between Police and youth in the Coffs Harbour electorate, and the centre is a safe haven for youth at risk,” Mr Fraser commented.  …

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25th Anniversary of Trefoil Guild Coffs Harbour

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The Coffs Harbour Trefoil Guild (Girl Guides) celebrated their 25th anniversary with a lunch at Granma’s Restaurant on Thursday.  The event was well attended with Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, and other dignatories welcomed as special guests.  Awards for long service were presented to eleven members during the lunch: Corrinne Cook – 5 yearsPat Schwebel – 15 yearsBetty Flanders – 30 yearsBeryl Laidley – 35 yearsLorraine Stuart – 40 yearsJoan Howlett – 45 yearsRae Rediger – 50 yearsElsie Tillott – 55 yearsMerla Hull – 55 yearsJean McGrath – 65 yearsElaine Campbell – 70…

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Deadline extended for 2010 Community Building Partnerships

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The closing date for applications under the Community Building Partnership program has been extended for two weeks to Friday 6 August 2010, said Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser.   The Community Building Partnership program provides funding of $400,000 for the Coffs Harbour Electorate for community groups and local councils to build or upgrade local facilities.   “I encourage organisations and the local council to take advantage of the extended deadline and apply for funding to build and improve community facilities in the Coffs Harbour Electorate.

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Fraser calls for more Police patrols for Coffs Harbour electorate

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“The deliberate lighting of a garbage bin in Park Avenue Lane last night is one of many similar incidents that have occurred in the area over the past few years. “The last incident of this nature saw the Commonwealth Bank’s building severely damaged by fire.   This one could have had dire consequences for the building in which my office is housed and for all those buildings connected along Park Avenue,” Mr Fraser said. “Coffs Harbour needs a concerted Police Blitz to stop this sort of inane vandalism.  Graffiti has also…

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Sports Grants Welcomed

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The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, has welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Sport and Recreation, Kevin Green, of a number of grants for local sporting groups.   “Under the NSW Government Sport and Recreation Facility Grant Program, seven local sporting bodies have received funding,” Mr Fraser said.   “A total of $170,437 has been approved for the following projects:   Coffs Ex-Services Memorial and Sporting Club Ltd – $100,000 for 2 synthetic greens at Woolgoolga; Coffs Harbour City Council – $4,085 for partitions for the male change/shower…

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Police crackdown welcomed, but a more permanent solution needs to be found

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The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, has welcomed the news of increased traffic enforcement operations on the North Coast by NSW Police.   “The NSW Government has announced a one month long Police crackdown along the mid north Coast, which will target speeding, drunk drivers and other offenders,” Mr Fraser said.   “A rise in fatal car crashes in parts of northern NSW is the reason given for this crackdown, however, the accidents are not something that have happened recently, this is something I have been telling the Government…

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