Soil Health & Your Wealth – presented by Graeme Sait

During February, 20 local farmers attended the incredible 2 day course with Graeme Sait from Nutri-Tech Solutions.

Please refer to the course flyer for more information.

RDAMNC is incredibly fortunate to have had the opportunity to bring Graeme Sait – the CEO and Founder of Nutri-Tech Solutions – to Norfolk Island in February 2024 to work with local farmers.  NTS are world leaders in regenerative agriculture. They have developed a groundbreaking system which slashes chemical reliance, rejuvenates soil, boosts plant vitality, and elevates human health. They work with farmers to create more profitable, productive farming enterprises across the globe.  

NTS’s mission is “NTS is committed to improving profitability for farmers. Food production is the most important of all professions and farmers must be nurtured, protected and supported in every way. Farming needs to be more profitable, more sustainable and more fun and we are passionately producing education, strategies and inputs to help achieve these goals.”

A little bit about Graeme…..

Graeme is an author and educator who has published over 300 articles as well as the book Nutrition Rules!.  Graeme is recognised internationally as a specialist in soil, plant, animal and human health and wellness.  Graeme has presented for TEDx and his presentation can be viewed here.  Graeme continues to create major impact by influencing farmers, consultants, medicos, governments and key decision-makers worldwide.  Of special mention, is that Graeme and the NTS agronomy team have trained all of the growers in South Africa that supply Woolworths (Australia’s largest supermarket chain) with their “Farming for the Future” initiative. 

We encourage you to look at the Nutri-Tech Solutions website ( to learn a bit more about Graeme and NTS’s mission, it’s products and services and tune into their podcast.  

Norfolk Island Regional Plan

Following on from the Federal Governments release of the Regional Investment Framework (RIF) and the information received during CEO, Madeleine Lawler’s recent residential visit to Norfolk Island, Regional Development Australia Mid North Coast (RDAMNC) is now the process of writing a regional plan for Norfolk Island. 

The Norfolk Island regional plan will be presented during a February 2024 visit to the Island by Madeleine Lawler (CEO) and Dianne Wall (COO) for community feedback.

2/04/2024 Update

RDA Norfolk Island (RDANI) are excited to announce that following our recent consultation in Norfolk Island on the draft Regional Plan and subsequent feedback received from the Norfolk Island community we are now able to launch the completed Norfolk Island Regional Plan.  RDANI are very appreciative of the engagement and feedback we have received in the development of our first regional plan for Norfolk Island and are looking forward to being able to deliver projects with Norfolk Island that align with this plan.

For a full copy of the media release, please click here.

A full copy of the Norfolk Island Regional Plan can be found here.

Ignite Mini’s 2024

In early February, over 100 key stakeholders from a diverse range of industry and community, attended the Ignite Mini Sessions. The workshops were held between 9.00am to 3.00pm and were well attended across the locations of Taree, Kempsey and Bellingen.

The RDAMNC Minis were a series of three in-person events that relaunched the new Regional Investment Framework (RIF) and provided an opportunity for consultation on the priority areas of the RIF and other key aspects for our Mid North Coast Region.

The RIF is a new approach to how the Australian Government delivers regional investment. The priority focus areas include Investing in People, Investing in Places, Investing in Services and Investing in Industries and Local Economies.

Other key aspects covered at the Ignite Mini’s included:

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“The RDAMNC team hosted a brilliant event. Very informative for our region and our future growth. Thank you” Linda Taylor, Business NSW

“Thank you for a brilliant Ignite Workshop – I thoroughly enjoyed each of the presentations and was (surprisingly) fascinated by the Essential Energy content! So much valuable food for thought…”

“Thanks a bunch for the last 2-weeks – great to get involved and connected with some really interesting crew…great job in pulling it all together!”

Speakers included

  • Dr Madeleine Lawler – CEO, Regional Development Australia Mid North Coast
  • Courtney Tune – Founder, Alt Collective
  • Sarah O’Carrigan – Founder, Bub Hub
  • Neenu Behl – Business, Industry and Regional Outreach and Engagement, Department of Home Affairs
  • Bree Katsamangos, Mission Australia
  • Jane O’Dwyer, Manning Valley Neighbourhood Services (MVNS)
  • Debbie Swanson, Dalaigur & Scribbly Gum Dalai
  • Anne Pearson, Essential Energy
  • Luke Jenner, Essential Energy
  • Clare Brennan, First Steps Count
  • Jill Follington, AusIndustry
  • Jackie Martinson, Training Services NSW
  • Holly Quinn
  • Ellie Tree