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Bridge of Spies showing at the Crossing Theatre

Bridge of Spies showing at the Crossing Theatre

Rotary Club of Narrabri holding special screening to raise funds for the Polio Plus Program.

Tomorrow night the great new movie, Bridges of Spies, starring Tom Hank will screen at 6pm at the Crossing Threatre, Narrabri. 
This is a Narrabri Rotary Club fundraising event to raise money for 
our Polio Plus program. Polio Plus has successfully helped to 
eradicate polio in all but two countries.
Please buy a ticket and come and join us for a glass of wine, some canapés and a great movie.
Click here to buy your tickets. http://www.crossingtheatre.com.au/
Thanks for helping us eradicate polio once and for all. 
From the members of the Rotary Club of Narrabri.
Tuesday, 17 November 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (1168)/Comments (0)/
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It's time to Celebrate - We're Still Gasfield Free!

It's time to Celebrate - We're Still Gasfield Free!

While Narrabri Gas Project is close to worthless we face a powerful moment to remind Santos of the social and investor risk it faces in North West NSW and to stop CSG spreading across our land. 

Pull out the stops. Just 2 -3 hours on a Sunday afternoon. We all need to be at this one.
Tuesday, 17 November 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (1323)/Comments (0)/
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Hearts Of Australia Extraordinary love stories from the bush.

Hearts Of Australia Extraordinary love stories from the bush.

Do you know of an amazing, inspiring, hopeful love story from around our great nation?

This journey will be an impressive reflection of life on the land, complemented by anecdotal stories that capture the resilience and strength of the people who live and work on it.

Collecting stories from every corner of our heartland. 

Please drop a direct line if you know of a love story worth mentioning!

Book release for Valentine's Day 2017.

Know of a great love story? Email: publication@edwinarobertson.com www.facebook.com/heartsofaustralia

Tuesday, 17 November 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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In memory of Tim Bell

In memory of Tim Bell

TIM Bell’s brief but brilliant life was remembered and celebrated in Quirindi and Narrabri yesterday when the gifted 22-year-old jockey was laid to rest at the Narrabri Lawn Cemetery.

Jockeys, racegoers and the Quirindi Jockey Club gathered at the Quirindi Racecourse for a short service at around 2.15pm yesterday before the big nine-race program got underway.

Tuesday, 17 November 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Call for senate inquiry into CSG

Call for senate inquiry into CSG

By Jamieson Murphy Nov. 15, 2015, 8:30 p.m. The Northern Daily Leader

THE unconventional gas industry has labelled Senator Glenn Lazarus’s call for a committee to look into the impact of unconventional gas mining in Australia as “politically motivated”.

Coal seam gas exploration is the biggest unconventional mining issue in the North West, with Santos holding exploration licences over parts of the Pilliga Forest, Narrabri surrounds and other parts of the region. 

Tuesday, 17 November 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Prussic acid poisoning in livestock

Prussic acid poisoning in livestock

Local Land Services

What is prussic acid poisoning?

Prussic acid is not normally present in plants but under certain conditions, several common plants can accumulate large quantities of cyanogenic

glycosides which can convert to prussic acid. The risk of prussic acid poisoning in livestock is increased during periods of drought, and even

more so after drought breaks, when stressed, stunted plants begin to grow. 

Tuesday, 17 November 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Jockey Tim Bell farewelled in Narrabri after fatal fall in Singapore

Jockey Tim Bell farewelled in Narrabri after fatal fall in Singapore

Narrabri-born jockey Tim Bell will be farewelled in his northern New South Wales hometown today, remembered as not only as "champion rider" but as a "champion person".

A funeral service is being held for the popular young jockey at The Crossing Theatre in Narrabri.

The 22-year-old was living and working in Singapore, where he fell to his death from a 12th floor apartment two weeks ago.

Tuesday, 17 November 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (596)/Comments (0)/
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The Environmental Trust Survey

The Environmental Trust Survey

Closes Friday 12 November, 2015

The Environmental Trust is currently conducting a survey on how it engages with stakeholders. We will use the information received to improve the way we communicate with applicants and grantees about funding opportunities.

We are especially interested in hearing from groups and organisations that may have had little or no involvement with the Trust before.

The survey can be accessed through the following bare link if that is easier to distribute: https://insidestory.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_1UskwTcueKML8oJ

The survey closes this Friday.

Thursday, 12 November 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Santos shares sink 27pc on shortfall in take-up of $2.5b rights issue

Santos shares sink 27pc on shortfall in take-up of $2.5b rights issue

November 12, 2015 - 10:31AM Angela Macdonald-Smith Energy Reporter for SMH

Santos shares have slumped as much as 27 per cent after resuming trading on a shortfall in the institutional part of the gas player's underwritten $2.5 billion equity raising.

The stock slid as much as $1.60 to $4.34 after being halted all week since Santos announced its $3.5 billion rescue plan on Monday. The shares had closed at $5.91 on Friday. The decline was  almost 16 per cent from the theoretical ex rights price of $5.15.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/business/energy/santos-shares-sink-as-resume-trading-after-25b-rights-issue-20151111-gkwtvm.html#ixzz3rEkfn8aN 

Follow us: @smh on Twitter | sydneymorningherald on Facebook
Thursday, 12 November 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Weather the Storm

Weather the Storm

National Rural Women's Coalition Projects - Weather the Storm

Weather the Storm is a free toolkit which can be used to support women to prepare for disasters and emergencies
Thursday, 12 November 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Melbourne Cup Day 2015

Melbourne Cup Day 2015

Melbourne Cup Day is always an excuse for a party, and 2015 was no different in Narrabri shire, with plenty of functions to choose from in both Narrabri and Wee Waa.

Wednesday, 11 November 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Funding Boost for Long Day Care Centres

Funding Boost for Long Day Care Centres

Press Release - Kevin Humphries

Long Day Care Centres in Barwon have received $39,930 to deliver more preschool programs and strengthen care and education for kids, Member for Barwon Kevin Humphries said today.

“Long Day Care is the preferred option for many working families. We want to ensure high quality care and education for our children, regardless of the type of service they attend,” Mr Humphries said.

“This funding boost will enable centres across Barwon to purchase additional resources, develop a preschool program based on the Early Years Learning Framework and to broaden staff skills, including upgrading qualifications.

Tuesday, 10 November 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (869)/Comments (0)/
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Greater certainty for students accessing training in 2016

Greater certainty for students accessing training in 2016

People looking to undertake training to obtain a job or reskill will benefit from the announcement that fees for government subsidised vocational education and training will be fixed at 2015 levels for most qualifications.
There are many options for people looking to build their skills or get a qualification to secure their dream job with more than 750 qualifications in areas of demand supported by the NSW Government.

Tuesday, 10 November 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (626)/Comments (0)/
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Reduced pet registraion fees.

Reduced pet registraion fees.

To encourage the re-homing of cats and dogs from council pounds and shelters, from this week, any de-sexed cat or dog purchased from a council pound or an eligible shelter will be entitled to a 50 per cent discout on the lifetime registration fee.  
Currently close to 30,000 cats and dogs that arrive at pounds in NSW are euthanized every year, which is why we are determined to promote adoption.  Pets make great companions and we need to be doing everything we can to send the message to the community that a new pet is a lifetime responsibility.  Halving the cost of registrations for adopted animals will see a number of benefits. For one, it increases adoption incentives, which is always great news for animals in our shelters. Secondly, it makes reuniting lost animals with their families that much easier and it also promotes responsible pet ownership.  For more information on new fees, please visit the Office of Local Government website: http://www.olg.nsw.gov.au/content/registration-fees

Tuesday, 10 November 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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$45 Million to help build for the future of farming

$45 Million to help build for the future of farming

The NSW Government is supporting farmers to upskill and develop farm business plans through the $45 million Farm Business Skills Professional Development.  The program enables primary producers to claim  reimbursements costs for vocational training and farm business planning, with a maximum of $5000 per farmer, and $9000 per farm business, claimable over the next five years.  

Tuesday, 10 November 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (830)/Comments (0)/
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Narrabri council rejects airline bids

Narrabri council rejects airline bids

The Land 5 November

THE search for a new airline carrier for Narrabri has gone back to the drawing board after both the preferred companies failed to satisfy the local council.

Narrabri shire announced in September Northwest Airlines and JetGo had both submitted expressions of interest for the Narrabri to Sydney route, but yesterday said neither bid could be accepted at this stage.

Monday, 9 November 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Applicatio​​ns now open for NSW Community Safety Fund 2015/16

Applicatio​​ns now open for NSW Community Safety Fund 2015/16

On 6 November 2015, the NSW Deputy Premier and Minister for Justice and Police, Troy Grant,announced the NSW Community Safety Fund​ to provide funding for community safety initiatives which will reduce crime and stamp out anti-social behaviour.

The NSW Department of Justice is administering this significant NSW Government grants program which provides $10 million over four years to improve community safety across NSW.

Monday, 9 November 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Modern news plan for our region

Modern news plan for our region

Fairfax Media has announced plans to restructure its New England operations, reduce its workforce and invest in new digital publishing technology to revitalise its newspapers and websites.

The company is overhauling its Australian Community Media (ACM) division to build a stronger, more sustainable and modern media network of newspapers and websites serving regional, rural and suburban Australia.

Monday, 9 November 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Lillian Hulbert Memorial Prize

Lillian Hulbert Memorial Prize

$11,500 REWARD FOR YOUNG ACHIEVER

Nominations are currently being called for The Lillian Hulbert Memorial Prize which will be announced on Wednesday, 24 February 2016.

Nominations should be on the form provided by Council.  Forms which include the selection criteria, can be obtained at Council’s Administration Centre, 46-48 Maitland Street, Narrabri, on the Council website, or by calling Council’s PA to GM and Mayor, Mrs Libby Lantz on 6799 6833.

Nomination forms must be submitted to Council prior to 5.00pm on Friday, 11 December 2015.  Nominations received after this date will not be considered.

Candidates will be required to be involved in an interview process.

Previous applicants who meet the criteria are encouraged to re-apply.
Monday, 9 November 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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A New Way of Working for Grants

A New Way of Working for Grants

The Australian Government is inviting organisations to apply for Volunteer Grants 2015.

Funding is expected to be offered to around 5,700 organisations as a result of this process, with grants to be paid by 30 June 2016.

Volunteer Grants enable small community organisations to apply for grants of up to $5,000 to purchase small equipment items to assist their volunteers, assist with the reimbursement of fuel costs incurred by volunteers (and transport costs for volunteers with disability who are unable to drive), and contribute towards the cost of training courses and background screening checks for volunteers.

Applications close at 2:00pm AEDT on 9 December 2015. For further information about eligibility and how to apply, refer to the Funding Open for Application page.

Monday, 9 November 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Community War Memorials Fund

Community War Memorials Fund

Applications for the Community War Memorial Fund are now open and close on 11 November 2015.

The NSW Government established the Community War Memorials Fund to help protect and conserve existing war memorials across NSW.

Please read through the Information for Applicants and the Caring for our War Memorials Guide before applying. These documents provide advice on eligibility, appropriate approaches to conserving war memorials, who you should talk to before applying and co-contributions to projects.

To apply, please download and complete the application form (available in MS Word and PDF formats). Applications can be submitted by email to VeteranGrants@dpc.nsw.gov.au or post to:

 

Veterans’ Affairs

Department of Premier and Cabinet

GPO Box 5341

Sydney NSW 2001

Monday, 9 November 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Narrabri Council Grants Scheme

Narrabri Council Grants Scheme

The Special Events Grant is currently open. Closing date Friday 20 November 2015. 

Narrabri Shire Council offers several Grants to the local community throughout the year. 
The grants offered by Council are:

  • Small Area Grant
  • Sporting Grant
  • Contribution to Special Events Grant

The Small Area Grant and Sporting Grant are offered once every financial year. The Contributions to Special Events Grant is offered twice a year. Grants are advertised in local media and via this website. 

Monday, 9 November 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Food bowl protest - Festival spreads the message

Food bowl protest - Festival spreads the message

By Rebecca Belt Nov. 8, 2015, 9 p.m. the Northern Daily Leader

THE Harvest Festival on the Liverpool Plains has spread the message that Shenhua’s mine is planned for the wrong place, with more than 700 people flocking to the food bowl.

Hosted on farmer Andrew Pursehouse’s property at Breeza, the weekend festival saw more than 600 registrations, with many local farmers joining in after the registrations on Friday and Saturday nights.

“We had a good 750 people and we were expecting about 500,” Mr Pursehouse said.

“Caterers kept running out of food and we had to do emergency food runs to town.  

Monday, 9 November 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR)

Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR)

Newsletter

As Acting CEO, I am very pleased to share our 2014/15 Annual Review. You can read more below, but it was our biggest grant-making and partnerships year to date: we awarded a record $8.4m in grants, and received $9.5m in donations and grants to support a diverse range of projects across rural, regional and remote Australia.

None of this would be possible without the generous support of our donor partners and it was wonderful to be able to thank many of the donors at a small gathering in Sydney at historic Boomerang House, thanks to the generosity of Lindsay Fox. It was great to meet some more of our donors and I look forward to continuing the discussions we started. Considerable credit must also go to our former CEO Alexandra Gartmann, who has moved on into her new role as MD and CEO of Rural Bank. Alex was an inspiring leader - we thank her deeply for the four and a half years she gave to FRRR, and wish her all the very best for her future.

Click the header to read the Newsletter or


Read more on their website 

Monday, 9 November 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Small grants to fertilise sustainable agriculture knowledge

Small grants to fertilise sustainable agriculture knowledge

Media Release - 5 November

Farmers and fishers across the country are set to receive a boost, with $2.2 million in small grants announced to increase industry capacity and support the adoption of productive management practices.  

Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Barnaby Joyce, today said that these small grants would contribute to the overall resilience, competitiveness and productivity of Australia's agriculture and fishing industries. 

Friday, 6 November 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (1801)/Comments (0)/
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