Your participation is appreciated: Investigating the causes and effects of skill shortages in rural and regional NSW using the Riverina as a case study. Skill shortages are commonly reported in Australia and are seen as being amongst the biggest issues in the Australian labour market. Despite this, studies examining the causes and effects of skill shortages, particularly in rural and regional Australia, are very limited. The purpose of this study is to fill this gap by investigating the caus...
BIG4 Deniliquin Holiday Park has taken out the award for the best Tourist and Caravan Park in Inland NSW at the 2015 Inland NSW Tourism Awards, held in Broken Hill on Saturday 25 July. BIG4 Deniliquin was the only finalist from the area and winning the award helps to put Deniliquin and surrounds on the map as a great place to visit, offering award winning accommodation and experiences. Park owners, Frank and Lynda White, said they are thrilled to win the award, which is acknowledgement of al...

RRT has developed a region-wide consumer brand that promotes Riverina Tourism under one umbrella. Features of the branding include the use of the word 'riverina' in lowercase, a seasonal colour scheme that reflects the agricultural elements of the region, and flexible tag lines, such as 'discover' riverina, and member council names. The consumer branding has proven easier to use on multiple platforms, including Youtube, RRT website and other social media.

Riverina Tourism has unveiled a multi-media showcase of the Riverina’s local tourism gems with the publication of its winter edition of  Inside the Riverina  magazine. Come behind-the-scenes to meet with gourmet and organic food producers, skilled artists, and to visit some unique rural galleries and museum attractions. 12 provedores, experiences and meet the maker from across the region have been featured in the latest edition.  Get the inside scoop on the Riverina's tourism gems, at  http:...
Please find some opportunities below to practice those grantwriting skills for your next community project. Culture, Arts, Tourism and Community Heritage (CATCH) - Health Directorate , Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) Closing Date:  10 Jul 2015 What's changed:  New round opened Purpose The 2015 Culture, Arts, Tourism and Community Heritage(CATCH) Program will offer at least $200,000 in  grants to not-­for-­profit community groups in rural and remote New South Wales (including...
RDA Riverina in conjunction with RAMROC and REROC will host Jamie Young, Business and Technology Professional with 25+ years experience. In this workshop, Jamie Young will show you how to research and write winning proposals that get funded. Learn what to do and and what not to do to get your project attention.  The workshops will be held in Griffith on July 21, 2015 and Wagga Wagga on July 22, 2015 . With a focus on government and major foundation grantwriting. The workshops will run from 9...
The global travel and tourism industry employs more people than car manufacturing, mining and financial services combined, according to research by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC). The WTTC Benchmarking Report 2015 shows the industry employed 105 million people directly in 2014 and supported 277 million jobs in total or 9.4% of world employment. The report assessed travel and tourism alongside eight sectors comparable in size and presence across 26 countries. It rates travel and ...
Expressions of Interest for the  2015 Taste Riverina Launch event  can now be submitted.  The Taste Riverina Launch event is designed to attract community, media, sponsors and Taste Riverina stakeholders and gives an operator the opportunity to showcase their commitment to the value of Taste Riverina.  Taste Riverina inspires people in the Riverina and beyond to eat locally-grown foods by providing opportunities to celebrate, experience, understand and become advocates for locally produced a...
NSW GOVERNMENT’S SAFE FOOD FROM PADDOCK TO PLATE   Member for Murrumbidgee Adrian Piccoli has welcomed the release of the NSW Government’s six year plan to drive and further enhance New South Wales’ reputation as a supplier of safe, quality food. NSW Minister for Primary Industries, Katrina Hodgkinson unveiled the NSW Food Safety Strategy 2015 -2021, to provide certainty and underpin confidence in the State’s food industry into the future. "The NSW Government plan - Safe Food from Paddock to...
Several destinations in Regional NSW including Deniliquin in the Riverina were featured in a recent episode of Sydney Weekender, aiming at promoting short break across Regional NSW.  The episode showcased a range of tourism products and experiences, and encouraged families from across the State to plan their next school holiday. Highlights in Deniliquin included the iconic Deni Ute Muster, the Edward River, BIG4 Deniliquin Holiday Park and The Crossing Cafe. Deputy Premier and Minister for T...