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Kik Start 4 Life Cherina Gray

Kik Start 4 Life Cherina Gray

Fitness Classes for everyone at all levels.

Recently we have seen an influx in fitness classes, here is one lady who is reaching out to people on all levels of fitness.  whether it be beginner or fitness freak this lady has a great way of making you feel it is easy to get fit.

 

If she has enough interest in a class in Wee Waa she will start one a week there.  So if your interested please let Cherina know your interest either by her Facebook page or by message.

Tuesday, 15 September 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (1117)/Comments (0)/
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Sawmill owners fear Pilliga forest in NSW being destroyed by timber contract pressures

Sawmill owners fear Pilliga forest in NSW being destroyed by timber contract pressures

Sawmill owners in western New South Wales fear they are destroying the Pilliga forest in order to meet their timber contracts.

They say they are being forced to harvest increasingly younger trees — including saplings of the bare minimum size — which they say will ultimately devastate the forest.

The Baradine Sawmill signed wood supply agreements 10 years ago with the New South Wales Forestry Corporation.

The Forestry Corporation allocates areas to be logged based on its estimates of the timber in the forests, but it is up to the sawmills and their logging contractors to find and harvest what is out there.

Monday, 14 September 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Campey Farm to facilitate wider future research

Campey Farm to facilitate wider future research

I.A. Watson Grains Research Centre Director Prof. Richard Trethowan, Ron Campey, Grains Research and Development Corporation deputy chairman Kim Halbert (Geraldton WA) and Wheat Research Foundation chairman Jim Watson (Parkes) nephew of the late I.A. Watson.

The purchase of Ron and Gloria Campey’s Bingara Road property ‘L’lara’ by Sydney University in January opened the way to much wider research programs, yesterday’s Narrabri Plant Breeding Institute Annual Field Day audience heard.

Plant Breeding Institute Director Dr Peter Sharp also announced that the new additional acreage would be known as ‘Campey Farm’ in the future in recognition of a Campey family bequest.

Following the property sale, Mr and Mrs Campey gifted $400,000 to the University’s Faculty of Agriculture and Environment to support grains research through research students’ scholarships.

The new Campey Farm sign was unveiled at the Field Day.

Friday, 11 September 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Westpac Helicopter services expanding

Westpac Helicopter services expanding

The Northern NSW Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service is set to become one of the top five Emergency Medical Service (EMS) models in the world.

Cheque presentation to Tamworth Westpac Helicopter base: Company Secretary Pete Alcock, Engineer Shane Zoutendyk, Wee Waa Westpac Rescue Helicopter Support Group Chair Sharon Grellman, Engineer Dean Weik, Advisory Board Chair Max Cathcart, Safety Officer Robert Jenkins, Engineer Pete McInnes, Chief Pilot and Tamworth Base Manager Dave Davies.

The Northern NSW Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service is set to become one of the top five Emergency Medical Service (EMS) models in the world.

The Tamworth base, which services the north west region, is preparing to begin a new contract which will see the service area expand to include much of the north of the state.

The new contract, beginning in March 2017, will mean a higher standard of service and safety for local communities.

Wednesday, 9 September 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Narrabri Shire Council Press Release

Narrabri Shire Council Press Release

Narrabri – Sydney Regular Passenger Transport Submissions

Narrabri Shire Council’s expression of interest for the Narrabri-Sydney air route closed Monday 31 August 2015 at noon.

Council can confirm that it has received two (2) EOI submissions. The submissions were received from:

·         NorthWest Airlines

·         JetGo

 

Council will now commence the EOI assessment process and will present the results to a future Council Meeting.

Council’s General Manager Mr Stewart Todd said “It is great to see the interest in the Narrabri – Sydney air route. We will now commence our assessment and due diligence on the submissions received.”

“It will be a great outcome if we can secure a carrier for our Sydney air route. It will provide a further boost to the local economic and open up further opportunities for the Shire.”

Friday, 4 September 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Boggabri farmer wins Landcare Award

Boggabri farmer wins Landcare Award

Local farmer Andrew Watson has won a State Landcare award for his efforts using the natural environment to drastically reduce chemical use on his property “Kilmarnock”, north of Boggabri.

ABOVE: Andrew Watson on ‘Kilmarnock’.

Local farmer Andrew Watson has won a State Landcare award for his efforts using the natural environment to drastically reduce chemical use on his property “Kilmarnock”, north of Boggabri.

Mr Watson uses trees and remnant vegetation on his property to encourage increases in the population of beneficial insects and animals which naturally control damaging insects in crops.

He was awarded the Australian Government Innovation in Sustainable Farm Practices Award and will now represent NSW at the National Landcare Awards next year.

Mr Watson says his parents, Robyn and John, first began the lengthy process of increasing vegetation and reducing chemical inputs.

“My parents began planting trees and retaining remnant vegetation to regenerate the river banks and to run treelines through the property to prevent spray drift,” Andrew explained.

“Since then, in an attempt to manage our cotton and grain enterprises more softly, we’ve had a big focus on zero or minimal insecticide use.

“While it was all a matter of belief and hope for a long time, we seem to be getting enough connectivity between all the vegetation along the treelines to provide an ‘ecosystem service’.


Thursday, 3 September 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (899)/Comments (0)/
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Stock, environment in ‘win-win’

Stock, environment in ‘win-win’

​​​A recent advertisement in The Courier calling for tenders to remove widespread storm debris of trees and branches at three sites on the Old Gunnedah Road has triggered a closer look at the clean up project

ABOVE: Representatives of several agencies gathered at the corner of Kaputar Road and Old Gunnedah Road on Monday to discuss the clean up of storm debris on the Travelling Stock Route in the area. 

The aim was to achieve a satisfacotry outcome for the environment and the TSR users. At the on site meeting were Narrabri Aboriginal Lands Council CEO Lynn Trindall, Aileen Brooks, Local Land Service (LLS) Travelling Stock Route Ranger Fay Anderson, Senior Natural Resources Officer, Crown Lands, Moree, Vicki Wong, North West LLS general manager Ken Flower, LLS Native Vegetation Officer, Gunnedah, Mitch Palmer and LLS Team Leader TSRs, Goondiwindi, Gerard O’Connor.

A recent advertisement in The Courier calling for tenders to remove widespread storm debris of trees and branches at three sites on the Old Gunnedah Road has triggered a closer look at the clean up project.

Thursday, 3 September 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Local farmer voices concerns at CSG hearing

Local farmer voices concerns at CSG hearing

Wee Waa farmer Sarah Ceisolka has voiced her support of the new Landholders’ Right to Refuse (Gas and Coal) Bill 2015 at a committee hearing in Tamworth last week, but says the legislation doesn’t go far enough.

ABOVE: Kirsten Kelly (Boggabri), Greens Senator Larissa Waters, Wee Waa farmer Sarah Ciesiolka and Sally Hunter (Boggabri) at the public hearing in Tamworth. Photo: Gareth Gardner, Northern Daily Leader.

Wee Waa farmer Sarah Ceisolka has voiced her support of the new Landholders’ Right to Refuse (Gas and Coal) Bill 2015 at a committee hearing in Tamworth last week, but says the legislation doesn’t go far enough.

The bill was introduced to parliament earlier this year by Greens Senator Larissa Waters and gives landholders, native title holders and local councils the right to say no to coal and gas developments.

Senators from each of the major political parties are currently touring the state to gather further evidence in favour of, or against, the new bill.

Thursday, 3 September 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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LET'S TALK ABOUT SUICIDE AND MENTAL HEALTH

LET'S TALK ABOUT SUICIDE AND MENTAL HEALTH

You are invited to take part in this month's online Friday Forum!

The Land and RAMHP have partnered to get more people talking about mental health. Join us on the 11th September to talk about important mental health issues.
 

When: Friday 11th September at 12 noon

Where: Go to The Land website on the day and follow the links on the homepage
 

There is ongoing concern about mental health and suicide in rural and remote NSW.
Life can be tough and problems can seem overwhelming at times. It can be very difficult to know what to do and how to cope but there is help available.

To mark World Suicide Prevention Day and  R U OK? Day on the 10th of September, this month's online forum will focus on mental health and suicide.

Our expert panel are ready to answer your questions about a number of important issues, including:
preventing suicide and providing support in tough times
how to tell if someone is thinking about suicide and what to do about it
how to have a difficult conversation
how to reduce stigma associated with mental illness, and
understanding what it is like to be bereaved by suicide.

 

Thursday, 3 September 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (2558)/Comments (0)/
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Boggabri Pet Show

Boggabri Pet Show

Boggabri Sacred Heart Primary School recently held a fun-filled pet show with over 30 children and their pets attending. Birds, goats, puppies and bunnies were just some of the animals entered in the show on Sunday, which attracted families from Gunnedah, Maules Creek, Willala, Emerald Hill and Boggabri.

Click the heading to see all the lovely pets.

Tuesday, 25 August 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Social Photos Now Available on the courier Website

Social Photos Now Available on the courier Website

Check out the latest Social Photos

Great selection of social photos on the Courier website for you to view.  

Australian Cotton Industry Awards

Magic Mike Premiere

Eulah Creek Vintage Machinery Day

Wean Races Go Back to 1915

NAIDOC Week Celebrations

Rock Specks

Bellata Movie Night

Narrabri Hostess Ball

Click the heading to take you to the Courier website. 

 

Thursday, 20 August 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Top 20 wacky NSW country towns, where oddball is everyday and ’out there’ is right here

So is your town listed in this article from the Daily Telegraph.  I think they need to update the images of the Burren Bore

 

IN THE bush, where the weather can be as dry as the humour, some towns are battling a downturn in the rural economy.

But the quintessentially Australian spirit of refusing to be cowed is alive and well.

In a bid to stand out from the rest, NSW towns are turning fortunes around with ingenuity, resourcefulness and just a hint of quirkiness.

Friday, 14 August 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Narrabri Business Awards 2015

Narrabri Business Awards 2015

Saturday 19th September

Nominations are being taken for the Narrabri Business Awards 2015

Co hosted by Nextgen Narrabri & Narrabri Chamber of Commerce

Please take the time to nominate a business in the Narrabri Shire 

or encourage businesses to nominate.

Friday, 31 July 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (2882)/Comments (0)/
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