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Community Service

Teamwork At Japanese Garden

THE North Coast Regional Botanic Garden's very own slice of Japan is continuing to expand and take shape with TAFE carpentry students having completed work on the garden's gateway yesterday.

Finishing touches were made to a traditional gateway, adding another feature to the rapidly transforming Japan- ese garden.


CCA 14-09-2011 EGN 02 COF130911botanicTafe18 1 fct500x308x46 t460With architectural elements to include a waterside pavilion, contemplation room, gateway deck and two entrance features, the Japanese garden is destined to be a major attraction.

In a true collaboration of efforts, volunteers from the Coffs Harbour Men's Shed are making balustrades for the waterside deck and a Tursa work-for-the-dole team is helping install decking for the new waterside pavilion.

The landscaping was designed by local firm GeoLINK following a series of master classes carried out by experts from Coffs Harbour's Japanese sister city of Sasebo in 2008.

Coffs Harbour City Council has committed $90,000 to the project while the Friends of the Botanic Garden have contributed $15,000 along with volunteer labour and planting.

Health & Wellbeing

What Is Hat Day?

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Friday October 10 is Hat Day, the fun-draising day where you wear a hat and make a donation to help shine a light on mental illness in Australia.


Mental Health Month

October is Mental Health Month.  This year is ‘beYOUnique!’ This theme promotes acceptance and an understanding of the impact that being proud of who we are can have on our wellbeing.

Let’s celebrate our strengths and differences and be ourselves! MHM Theme 2014This theme aims to encourage all of us to consider our strengths and challenges and nurture our own ‘unique worth’. We should  also take the opportunity to support the people in our lives and celebrate their own individual qualities that make them unique