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RICHMOND VALLEY COUNCIL LEADS CLASS ACTION ON INSURANCE PROVIDER

Richmond Valley Council says it’s been ripped-off hundreds of thousands of dollars by a multi-national insurance provider. Seven councils in New South Wales have teamed up to launch a class action against Jardine Lloyd Thompson Pty Ltd, alleging they’ve been slogged with excessive premiums. Richmond Valley Council’s General Manager Vaughan Macdonald says in the year since council parted ways with the insurance provider, taxpayers have saved $300,000. He’s hoping the class action will see JLT return millions-of-dollars he says it made in profit. (VISION ONLY)

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POSITIVE ‘RISK-TAKING’ IN THE PLAYGROUND

Encouraging children to be adventurous during play-time is the idea behind a new purpose-built space at Clunes Community Preschool. The multi-tiered playground encourages children to learn new skills, develop their physicality and trust their bodies in a variety of settings. The director of the preschool says significant research supports the idea of positive ‘risk-taking.’ “The teachers work with the children to weigh up the risks and to decide for themselves about what risks that their happy to take and to encourage them gently to take more risks.” Since the instalment of the new equipment, both teachers and parents say they’ve noticed a change for the better, in the children’s behaviour. (AUDIO IN PARTS)

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LIVING LIFE AS A FEARLESS SENIOR

A collection of short films showcasing the bold and unapologetic lives of seniors is going viral in the Northern Rivers. Among these aging heroes, an 86-year-old Dutch World War 2 survivor, who can truly call himself fearless. For more information, visit: https://www.feroscare.com.au/fearlessfilms

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