Northern Rivers Echo

7 December 2006

Duke of Edinburgh Awards I recently had the pleasure of presenting Duke of Edinburgh Awards to twelve St John’s College Woodlawn students. In a first for the College, one of the students, Joanne Ethell was awarded the prestigious Gold Award. Five students received Silver Awards; Alex Cooper, Jessica Clifton, Nicole Smith, Hamish Webster & Elliot O’Farrell and six students were the recipients of Bronze Awards; Jessica Marsh, Camilla Ford, Laura Fitzhenry, James Brooks, Tom St Vincent-Welch & Micheal Lynch.

The Duke of Edinburgh Awards promote self development and encourage community services among people aged 14 – 25. Congratulations to the students and Duke of Edinburgh Awards Co-ordinator, Ted Davey on their hard work.

Justice of the Peace Cut-off Date This Week Following the introduction of the Justices of the Peace Act 2002 on 8 December 2003, Justices of the Peace in NSW are now only appointed for a five year time, at the end of which they may apply to renew their commission for another five years.

As a result of these changes, existing Justices of the Peace were required to apply for reappointment prior to this week’s cut-off date of 8 December 2006. Any existing JP who has not been reappointed by this date will have their automatically lapse and will not be able to continue to provide JP services after this date.

Woman of the Year Photographs

My office still has copies of photos taken at the Woman of the Year function held early this year. Please contact my office, if you were at the function and would like a copy of your photo.

Holding a Party for Young People The NSW Police provide several tips for planning a party for young people which can help make the event safe and free of unwanted guests or gatecrashers. Their tips include;

Office contacts (ph) 6621 3624, (fax) 6622 1403, PO Box 52 Lismore, Email: or

Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 1800 336 166 or 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403  Email:

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