Tag Archive: NSW


Children’s Week – Teddy Bears Picnic

November 1, 2018 3:10 pm

Listen On Wednesday 24th October at 10am, to celebrate Children’s Week, an abundance of preschoolers and school aged children attended Teddy Bears Picnic at Victoria Park in Inverell. The local preschoolers from Inverell District Family Service, KCL and Nurture One attended the events in their high visibility vest which created a colourful appearance. The years... View Article

Foster Care Week Celebrations

September 3, 2018 12:00 am

Listen   You’re invited to join us at the Armidale Jockey Club to kick-off our Foster Care Week celebrations for 2018. Foster Care Week aims to both celebrate and acknowledge the work of our wonderful foster carers and also raise awareness for the urgent need for more foster carers in NSW. We’ll have a BBQ,... View Article

FOA 2018

Festival of Abilities 2018

August 18, 2018 10:00 am

Listen After the successful inaugural event in 2015 and wonderful consecutive festivals in 2016, 2017, the Pathfinders Ability Links Festival of Abilities has returned for 2018. With over 2000 people attending and participating in many activities, sports, games and displays over the past three years, 2018 will be bigger and better than ever! The aim... View Article

Bec Nominated for Inspirational Woman of The Year

Pathfinders Inspired by Inspirational Staffer

July 30, 2018 1:27 pm

Listen Ms Bec Browning, a Linker at Pathfinders Abilities Links, is causing excitement across the New England North West after being nominated for “Inspirational Woman of the Year”. Bec was nominated by disability service provider Kirinari in recognition for her astounding work across a range of sectors in the community. “This nomination is a testimonial... View Article

Festival of Abilities 2018

Festival of Abilities 2018

July 25, 2018 12:02 pm

Listen Since the successful inaugural event in 2015 and wonderful consecutive festivals since then, Pathfinders Ability Links Festival of Abilities has returned for 2018. With over 2000 people attending and participating in many activities, sports, games and displays over the past three years, 2018 will be bigger and better than ever! The aim of the... View Article

CEO Alan Brennan’s Speech to Government House

June 25, 2018 3:28 pm

Listen Thank you Governor and Mrs Hurley for inviting us into your home. My apologies for bringing a bit of the New England chill to Sydney…and it would be lovely to see some of yesterday’s drought breaking rain head west. 2018 has been another fantastic year for Pathfinder’s Pumpkin Run. Since we started the Pumpkin... View Article

2018 Pumpkin Run Diary

June 25, 2018 1:03 pm

Listen 2018 has been another fantastic year for Pathfinder’s Pumpkin Run. More than 200 people have been involved in this year’s Pumpkin Run – from volunteers for planning, planting, weeding, watering, harvesting, loading and packing, cooking and encouraging it has been a true community effort. We also had 3 tonnes of pumpkins donated by our... View Article

Ability Links NSW Program Ticks Over 1 Million Community Connections

February 7, 2018 11:28 am

Listen Ability Links NSW is celebrating after reaching 1 million community connections made across the state. Brett Pischke, Pathfinders’ Ability Links Coordinator, said the milestone highlights the important work Ability Links NSW does in supporting people to develop a sense of belonging in their communities and in making communities more inclusive. “Ability Links NSW program... View Article

Newest Face in Glen Innes Disability Service Ready to Help All

November 15, 2017 11:39 am

Listen Pathfinders Ability Links NSW’s newest Linker in Glen Innes is no stranger to the local community. India Hutchinson, 21, was raised in Glen Innes and now provides free support services for people with disability in town through the Ability Links NSW program. Brett Pischke, Pathfinders Ability Links Coordinator, said it was India’s passion for... View Article

Homelessness Service Collecting Christmas Gifts for those in Need

November 13, 2017 2:56 pm

Listen As the holidays are fast approaching, Pathfinders Armidale Youth Homelessness Support Service (AYHSS) and the Armidale Ex Services Memorial Club are teaming up to bring a bit of Christmas cheer to the Armidale youth in need. The two organisations have launched the Christmas Joy Drive again to collect gifts for 12-year-old through 24-year-old clients... View Article

Inverell Community to March Against Domestic Violence

November 10, 2017 11:04 am

Listen The White Ribbon Community Pilot Project (WRCPP) team is hosting its annual Inverell White Ribbon March on Thursday 23rd November 2017 at 10am to show the town’s zero tolerance for domestic and family violence. The community is being encouraged to arrive at 9:45am at the Tatts Hotel before marching along Byron St and Oho... View Article

Successful Free Aboriginal Birth Certificate Program has Ended

November 7, 2017 12:13 pm

Listen After helping more than 8,300 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people obtain a free Birth Certificate, Pathfinders’ National Aboriginal Birth Certificate Program (NABC) is wrapping up its services after reaching the project’s targets and concluding its funding. Non-profit and community services provider Pathfinders Ltd ran the NABC program across New South Wales and Queensland... View Article

A Helping Hand – Robert and Tracey’s Story

October 27, 2017 9:21 am

Listen When Robert was first referred to Ability Links he was feeling down about the state of cleanliness of his home and a bit lonely. Previously, Robert had been a very house proud man, however, severe arthritis combined with Myoclonus meant he was unable to do many of his day to day house chores, which... View Article

Innovative Cultural Camp for Aboriginal Youth a Success

October 26, 2017 8:39 am

Listen Thirty-three Aboriginal kids from the Northern, Western, Hunter New England and Sydney Districts of New South Wales immersed themselves in traditional art and customs at the inaugural Pathfinders Cultural Camp. Not-for-profit and Out-of-Home Care (OoHC) provider, Pathfinders, created the culture camp to address the loss of transmission of cultural knowledge from generation to generation... View Article

Pathfinders Offering Free Parenting Course in Inverell

September 20, 2017 9:38 am

Listen Parents in the Inverell community will be able access an insightful, free parenting program through Pathfinders’ Inverell Family & Youth Support Services (IFYSS) starting on Thursday, October 12. The eight-week practical program will run every Thursday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm at the Pathfinders Inverell office and will cover topics like communication, self-esteem, trust, emotional... View Article

NAIDOC Week Celebrations – Tamworth

July 7, 2017 2:06 pm

Listen Our Ability Links Linker, Bec Browning, attended the NAIDOC March and Family Fun Day and Awards in Tamworth on July 7 at Bicentennial Park. Ability Links had a tent set up at the event and participated in the march and day’s festivities. Bec said it was the biggest march she’d ever seen, and took... View Article

Pathfinders Pumpkin Run 2017 – Day 2

June 28, 2017 12:13 pm

Listen The Pathfinders Pumpkin Run team had an awesome day in Newcastle! With a trailer full of pumpkins, the team drove off to Soul Café Newcastle to donate veggies, make pumpkin soup and assist in serving lunch to those in need. Thanks to Bob from City Pharmacy, Pathfinders was able to set up a bright... View Article

Free Aboriginal Birth Certificate Program Coming to Bourke

May 17, 2017 11:30 am

Listen More than 5,100 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders have obtained a free birth certificate through the Pathfinders National Aboriginal Birth Certificate (NABC) program, and now, residents of Bourke will have a chance to obtain their own. The NABC program will be attending Law Week in Bourke on the 18th of May from 9am to... View Article

Dash With a Splash

April 6, 2017 12:00 am

Listen Our Mid North Coast Family Referral Service team wants you to get your fun on at Dash with a Splash in Kempsey on Thursday 6th April, 2017 at 10am. Registrations close 24th March, 2017. $10.00 registration includes T-shirt, glasses and recovery pack valued at $45. Download your registration form here.