Good News Stories

Alistair Aiden kept his job through Covid

January 14, 2021

Alistair is a 43-year-old local aboriginal Kowanyama resident. The Geographic isolation of Kowanyama and the amount of jobs and participants looking for those jobs is hard enough to deal with never mind Covid coming into play as well. He overcame these and kept coming to see Karen Dunell Rise Ventures CDP Business Manager, every day…

Delivering Fresh Mangoes

January 03, 2021

We were contacted by the Local Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries to let us know that they had an excess of mangoes.  They asked if we could help disperse the mangoes to the community. The Katherine Community Maintenance and Repairs team went to the Katherine Research Station to assist. The team filled a Wool…

White Card Training

December 28, 2020

On the 3rd and 4th of November (Tuesday and Wednesday), Rise Katherine hosted two courses of Certificate 1 in Construction (White Card) which was facilitated by the Batchelor Institute. Jobseekers need a Construction WhiteCard to enter the Construction Industry. Invitations were sent to our neighbouring Region (33) and to our Lead Contractor (Kalano Community Association)…

Kybrook Farm Community

December 21, 2020

The Kybrook Men’s Activity received above average attendance, with community coming out eager to yarn about current community issues, which included two young and keen men looking for employment opportunities. With renovations ramping back up for Power Projects NT post COVID, representatives from RISE and Power Projects NT met to address recruitment from the Kybrook…

Kalano Community NAIDOC Celebrations

December 18, 2020

RISE was invited to participate in the annual NAIDOC celebrations hosted by Kalano Community Association. RISE was well received to promote our services and treated visitors to our stall with fresh fruit salads, cold drinks and activities for the kids. Our recent CDP Projects were also on display which drew a lot of interest from…

Traffic Management Course

December 16, 2020

Indigenous Women in Construction On September 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Two women from Beswick participated in and competed a Traffic Management Course at Charles Darwin University Katherine in preparation for the Indigenous Women in Construction Project. The course contained practical and theoretical units which has resulted in 2qualified women who will now be suitable applicants…

CDP activities help two young mothers gain employment

October 13, 2020

In a small and remote community with limited opportunities, two young Indigenous mothers gained skills, experience and confidence that enabled them to secure employment.

Making the Kowanyama community safe during COVID

September 16, 2020

Justin Lawrence, our Trade and Tool Supervisor, recently has had his hands full with supplying the community with sanitiser stations so that businesses can meet the hygiene standards required now.

Kybrook Community open for activities

August 28, 2020

After COVID-19 restrictions forced closures, the Kybrook Community is open for activities again and the residents couldn’t be happier.

We are all in this together.

May 06, 2020

Last Friday the RISE Katherine office provided around 70 warm take away stews to our job seekers who have been effected by the COVID-19 restrictions.