CENTRAL WEST VACCINATION RATES
As of last Monday, 8 of the 11 local government areas (LGAs) are now above 80% vaccination for 1st dose and the remaining three LGA’s are now over 70% heading towards 80% quickly. Following the successful ADF vaccination walk-in clinics across the region, the rollout of the clinics 2nd Pfizer dose starts across the region this week. So, please book your vaccination tomorrow, if you’ve not done so already. You can check your eligibility and book a vaccine online here: https://www.health.gov.au/initiatives-and-programs/covid-19-vaccines. Importantly, NSW Health has announced that the interval between doses for AZ has now been reduced to a minimum of 4 weeks (down from 12 weeks), for everyone across NSW.
FORBES SHOW DEADLINE 20TH SEPTEMBER
After such a wonderful response to the pavilion online competition we are pleased to announce the Forbes Online Show Livestock and Pet section entries are open from now until the 20/9/21. Please send entries to our Facebook page or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Message to all Home and Caravan Owners! It’s important to always be prepared for floods if you live in the Lachlan River area. Now’s the time to get prepared. Make sure your insurance is adequate to your situation and risk and up to date. Visit the Insurance Council of Australia website.
CENTRAL WEST PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION
‘There’s no place like home’ is this year’s theme for Regional Development Australia Central West’s (RDA Central West) annual photography competition. Applicants are encouraged to capture the essence of their hometown. Entry is free and open to all ages and photographic abilities. Entries close at 5pm on Friday, 24th September. More information is available at www.rdacentralwest.org.au
MICE SET TO RETURN
As we head into spring, landholders are encouraged to control mice at the first sign of crop damage to reduce numbers prior to harvest. To help cover the cost of baiting, eligible primary producers can apply for a rebate of 50% on zinc phosphide purchases, up to $10,000. To find out more visit www.raa.nsw.gov.au/ NSW Farmers NSW Rural Assistance Authority NSW Department of Primary Indus-tries. And remember lots of mice means more snakes like the 2m Brown (pictured) our out-of-retirement Forbes Snake-catcher caught this week in Parkes!