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Johnny Depp stars in biosecurity video after guilty plea

Johnny Depp stars in biosecurity video after guilty plea

HOLLYWOOD actor Johnny Depp and wife Amber Heard have appeared in a video repenting biosecurity breaches relating to the couple’s pet dogs Boo and Pistol arriving in Australia illegally last year.
Tuesday, 19 April 2016/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (202)/Comments (0)/
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Live trade money pumps growth into beef stations

Live trade money pumps growth into beef stations

Northern cattle price ease, but remain well above this time last year.
Tuesday, 19 April 2016/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (227)/Comments (0)/
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Better when branded

Producer brands continue to make solid ground.
Monday, 18 April 2016/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (238)/Comments (0)/
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Pulse Parkinson’s link downplayed

Pulse Parkinson’s link downplayed

Pulse Australia has highlighted the reported links between pulse production systems and Parkinson's disease are only due to high pulse production levels being a potential link between the four municipalities that make up a recently discovered Parkinson's disease cluster.
Monday, 18 April 2016/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (531)/Comments (0)/
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Pesticide and disease links need to be investigated

Pesticide and disease links need to be investigated

The undeniable fact is we need to do more work on the incredibly complex subject of pesticide use and health risks.
Saturday, 16 April 2016/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (222)/Comments (0)/
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Australian canola plantings likely to lift

Australian canola plantings likely to lift

Australian canola plantings are likely to rise this year on the back of projected increases in acreage in WA and NSW.
Friday, 15 April 2016/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (306)/Comments (0)/
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Room for improvement with spray application

Room for improvement with spray application

With pesticide use under the spotlight, a leading spray application consultant says there are many within the industry who need to do more to adhere to protocols.
Friday, 15 April 2016/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (211)/Comments (0)/
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Acting PM Barnaby Joyce starts with a smile

Acting PM Barnaby Joyce starts with a smile

Barnaby Joyce is acting PM with Malcolm Turnbull overseas on official duties and has started with typical good humor.
Thursday, 14 April 2016/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (298)/Comments (0)/
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Forrest: CBH co-op structure “archaic”

Forrest: CBH co-op structure “archaic”

Mining and agricultural entrepreneur Andrew “Twiggy” Forrest says he wasn't involved in moves to corporatise CBH by the Australian Grains Champion but he does have concerns about its co-operative structure.
Thursday, 14 April 2016/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (648)/Comments (0)/
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Citrus netting to lift premium pack-out

Citrus netting to lift premium pack-out

Protective netting is helping secure a valuable Asian market for a South Australian citrus grower.
Wednesday, 13 April 2016/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (229)/Comments (0)/
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Saleyard bidding on behalf of multiple buyers to come under spotlight

Saleyard bidding on behalf of multiple buyers to come under spotlight

ACCC market study touted to bring to light breaches that can be formally investigated.
Wednesday, 13 April 2016/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (158)/Comments (0)/
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Half-cocked PETA chicken meat claims refuted

Half-cocked PETA chicken meat claims refuted

PETA has made allegations about chicken meat consumption and penis size which have been scotched by various sources.
Tuesday, 12 April 2016/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (228)/Comments (0)/
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Colbeck rebounds fast from pre-selection upset

Colbeck rebounds fast from pre-selection upset

Tasmanian Liberal Senator and Turnbull Minister Richard Colbeck has spoken publicly about his shock relegation to fifth on the State's Senate ticket for the potential July 2 election.
Tuesday, 12 April 2016/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (216)/Comments (0)/
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Colbeck pre-selection shock

Colbeck pre-selection shock

Another pre-selection controversy has hit the federal Liberal party, this time senior government minister and Tasmanian Senator Richard Colbeck.
Monday, 11 April 2016/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (214)/Comments (0)/
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John Dunnicliff’s extraordinary life

John Dunnicliff’s extraordinary life

John Dunnicliff turned a small lifestyle farm into a big, highly innovative pastoral enterprise. His 55 years in agriculture are a case study in building something from nothing.
Monday, 11 April 2016/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (665)/Comments (0)/
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Aphids to run amok with higher C02 levels

Aphids to run amok with higher C02 levels

Aphids will do more damage to crops under a scenario of higher carbon dioxide levels.
Monday, 11 April 2016/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (223)/Comments (0)/
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Ikin’s cancer battle intensifies

Ikin’s cancer battle intensifies

Crowd funding has stepped up for rural advocate Noeline Ikin who has been receiving treatment from one of Australia’s leading neurosurgeons, Dr Charlie Teo and will be entering surgery this afternoon.
Saturday, 9 April 2016/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (670)/Comments (0)/
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Aussie citrus still in Asian appetites

Aussie citrus still in Asian appetites

Citrus industry stakeholders have been told Australian citrus is still in high demand in Asia.
Saturday, 9 April 2016/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (233)/Comments (0)/
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Hay bale Minions stop traffic in north-west NSW

Hay bale Minions stop traffic in north-west NSW

NSW Country Hour By Lisa Herbert

Some decorated hay bales in the form of Minions are stopping traffic on the Newell Highway in north-west New South Wales.

Rob Aitken's 13-year-old daughter and a German backpacker employee thought it would be fun to bring the animated movie characters to life by painting six round bales blue and yellow and attaching white tyres as eyes.

The movie Minions, released six months ago, made more than one billion dollars at the box office worldwide, so it was no surprise that the hay bale replicas have become so popular with passing traffic.

"I think they're Bob, Stuart and I can't remember the third one's name. I just carried them out there," Mr Aitken said.

Sitting near the front gate of Mr Aitken's property at Edgeroi, near Narrabri, the three Minions are hard to miss.

He said dozens of drivers stopped to investigate daily.

"They stop about 40 or 50 cars a day: truck drivers, caravaners, holidaymakers, everybody.

"They take photos and climb on top of them."

The hay bale Minions have not done much for Mr Aitken's hay business though.

"Most of the people that stop aren't really hay buyers," he said with a big chuckle.

"It's just a bit of fun."


Thursday, 31 December 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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THE ECONOMIC CONTRIBUTION OF REGIONS TO AUSTRALIA’S PROSPERITY

THE ECONOMIC CONTRIBUTION OF REGIONS TO AUSTRALIA’S PROSPERITY

Australia’s economic performance of the last 20 years has been unlike anywhere else in the world. This remarkable story has generally been told in terms of industries: the mining boom, the fate of manufacturing in Australia and now, the role of construction and infrastructure investment for our future.

This is an important part of the story – but it is not all.

A spatial perspective reveals many hidden insights about our economy, and its future potential. Far from being a drag on national prosperity as is commonly assumed, regions outside our major cities are an important source of Australia’s economic growth.

Our regions’ workforce accounts for one third of employment in Australia, and regional Australia is at the forefront of output per worker in over a third of industries. Most remarkably, since 2001, regional Australia has gained ground on metro areas in productivity terms in every industry except mining.

The importance of regional Australia to the national economy means that realising the potential of our regions remains critical to securing future prosperity for all Australians. Understanding the scale of this opportunity will be critical for getting things right for Australia as a whole.

click heading to read the full report

Wednesday, 16 December 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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North-West farmers say new DroughtHub website "the last thing they need"

North-West farmers say new DroughtHub website "the last thing they need"

By ALEX DRUCE The Land

DROUGHT-ravaged farmers say a new government website will give little comfort to communities devastated by worsening conditions.

Last week Primary Industries Minister Niall Blair trumpeted the arrival of the DroughtHub information portal and NSW Drought Framework flowchart as a one-stop destination for farmers to access drought support and information. 

But Walgett Shire Council deputy mayor Jane Keir said the new internet resource was of little use to locals who were struggling to get back on their feet.  

“The last thing (farmers) need, working on their own out on the farm, is to look at a nice fuzzy website,” Cr Keir said.

Cr Keir called for the government to commit to interest-free loans instead. 

“We don’t want any handouts,” Cr Keir said.  

“We just want interest-free loans we can have a while to pay back. And we don’t want to have to be acrobats to get it.”

Paddocks between Walgett and Bourke are cracked and barren and communities are struggling after four years of horrendous conditions. 

Wednesday, 9 December 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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North West Local Land Services Tree Give away

North West Local Land Services Tree Give away

Free trees available from North West Local Land Services

Yes, that's right - the ‪#‎TreeGiveaway‬ is here again!

If you are keen to plant a few native trees in our region, then take a look at the details attached.

Expressions of interest are being taken until 12 February 2016.


North West Local Land Services is seeking requests from landholders, nongovernment organisations,
government departments, clubs, schools and community groups for free trees.

• trees will be available for pick up in winter 2016
• all species are native to North West NSW and come in hiko trays
• over 30 different species available
• up to 1000 trees available per request
• to apply, complete all sections over page.

Requests must be submitted by the 12th February 2016

Thursday, 3 December 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (1542)/Comments (0)/
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Narrabri Art and Craft Society Inc

Narrabri Art and Craft Society Inc

Recently held a Open Day and Exhibition

Festive drinks in the court yard to open our Christmas exhibition with Guest Artist Doug Weirs from Tamworth Lead lighting. 


Exhibition showing until 8th December.


Christmas Raffle 1st prize lead light mirror won by Charles Radford 

2nd prize $100 gift voucher from Relish won by Peg Tapscott 

3rd prize bottle champagne won by Joan McMicking .

Monday, 30 November 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (1526)/Comments (0)/
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Rise in deadly parvovirus

Rise in deadly parvovirus

By Rebecca Belt Nov. 29 - the Northern Daily Leader

Narrabri has even been named as one of the top 10 hotspots for the disease, with 22 cases in the past few months and Tamworth vets treating more dogs in recent weeks. 

Tamworth Veterinary Hospital’s Dr Jess Bourke said they had two or three cases last week, with some of them having to be euthanased.

“There never really seems to be a break from (parvovirus), but we have had a bit of a surge recently,” she said.

The only way to stop your dog from getting the virus is to vaccinate them and ensure they have their annual booster. 
Monday, 30 November 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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The Burren Junction - Pilliga road has been neglected for decades but upgrades have begun

The Burren Junction - Pilliga road has been neglected for decades but upgrades have begun

By MARK GRIGGS Nov. 30, 2015 - The Land Newspaper

THERE would be thousands of families living along dirt roads throughout the state who are hoping their road won’t be missed in the state government’s Fixing Country Roads program.

But there wouldn’t be as many whose road had changed from regional status to a shire road such as the Bugilbone Road section of the Baradine-Collarenebri Road between Burren Junction and Pilliga which was downgraded a few decades ago.

“It is considered as one of the worst and most dangerous roads within the Walgett shire according to the Burren Junction community, says Marney O’Brien, “Nunkeri” on the Pilliga end and Philip Powell, “Lochmohr”, north of the Namoi River, Burren Junction.

Monday, 30 November 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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