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Water reform reaches north

Water reform reaches north

Amelia Williams May 25, 2016,

CRUNCH time is coming to a range of crucial issues for irrigators in the top half of the Murray Darling Basin, with licence buybacks and the states’ share of overall water take topping the agenda.

A comprehensive plan for water recovery is under development and this week Murray Darling Basin Authority chief executive, Phillip Glyde, headed north to kick off the latest round of consultation with stakeholders. 

Friday, 27 May 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Narrabri Picnic Races

Narrabri Picnic Races

Saturday 3rd June, 2017

The Committee of Narrabri Jockey Club would like to advise that they have been successful in securing another race day.
curing another race date.  Narrabri Races will be held on Saturday 3rd June, at the Narrabri Racecourse. 
We will now start to work on organising and we will be racing within the picnic race circuit with Talmoi, Mallawah and Wean which will be a new look race meeting.

3/06/2017/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (27)/Comments (0)/
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New England Solarpower Information Sessions

New England Solarpower Information Sessions

Wednesday, 26th April, 20117 100 Maitland Street Narrabri 1pm and 5 pm Sessions

There is a huge interest in Solarpoower and being more self sufficient taking advantage of new battery technology becoming less reliant on the grid, it is important to know what is best for you.  

Come along to this information session to find out more and win yourself a folding solar panel. 

26/04/2017/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (93)/Comments (0)/
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The Bentley Effect film to screen in Narrabri

The Bentley Effect film to screen in Narrabri

29th April Narrabri Bowling Club 6.30pm

An award winning feature length film telling the inspiring story of the NSW Northern Rivers campaign to protect the region from coal-seam gas (CSG) will show at the Narrabri Bowling Club on April 29 at 7pm.

The Bentley Effect, from Australian director and producer, Brendan Shoebridge, chronicles the long campaign against unconventional gas that culminated in the dramatic and ultimately successful community showdown at the gates of Bentley near Lismore, NSW.

29/04/2017/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Two More New Bridges for Narrabri Shire open to public

Two More New Bridges for Narrabri Shire open to public

The Narrabri Shire Council will benefit from today’s opening of the new Brigalow Creek and Wee Waa Lagoon Creek bridges on Pilliga Road.

This project involved the replacement of four aging timber bridges that supported freight traffic on Pilliga Road and Cypress Way in the Narrabri, Wee Waa and Pilliga areas, including the Baradine Creek Bridge, Dubbo Creek Bridge, Brigalow Creek Bridge and Wee Waa Lagoon Creek Bridge.

It was primarily funded by a $5.3 million investment from the NSW Government under the Restart NSW Resources for Regions program.

Tuesday, 11 April 2017/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (393)/Comments (0)/
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Share the Dignity

Share the Dignity

For the Month of April on behalf of the Wee Waa Branch of CWA

Your nearest collection points please click the poster and for any other information see poster

1/04/2017 - 30/04/2017/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (280)/Comments (0)/
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Shaping our Futures Together (SOFT) Wee Waa

Shaping our Futures Together (SOFT) Wee Waa

Thursday 25th and Friday 26th May, 2017

Do you enjoy meeting other women, learning new 'life-changing' skills and having a laugh? If so, then SOFT is for you!

SOFT is a two-day course for rural women with modules on developing self-esteem, networking, goal setting, leadership, and communication.  Over the two days, we get to have fun and do lots of different activities including some lovely relaxation sessions. You will learn lots of strategies to fill your toolbox for when you need it, e.g. how to say "No", coping with difficult times, tools for developing a healthy self-esteem, understanding needs and behaviour, come great communication strategies, managing relationships and so much more.

25/05/2017 - 26/05/2017/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (368)/Comments (0)/
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Narrabri’s perfect dilemma

Narrabri’s perfect dilemma

The Northern Daily Leader Julie Maughan 2 Mar 2017, 11:44 a.m

Narrabri will feature harness racing again this Sunday with their big Carnival of Cups meeting presenting an eight race program.

Rubbers Dilemma from the Tony Missen stables will make a return in the opening event after the filly scored her first career win last week at Narrabri from six race starts. The win surprised Missen who trains the Blissful Hall filly – and races her along with Alan Tinden, Tamworth HRC Board member Greg McDonell and Bob Peterson – as the filly had only been in the stables for two weeks.

Friday, 3 March 2017/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Narrabri Gas Project EIS leaves locals frustrated

Narrabri Gas Project EIS leaves locals frustrated

Western Magazine 3 March 2017

A 7000-page Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Narrabri Gas Project (NGP) that’s been at least five years in the making has the local community overwhelmed, with only 60 days to frame its response.

The EIS for the project was placed on public exhibition on 22 February 2017. 

Many in the community believe Santos has deliberately stymied the community’s response efforts by limiting availability of the file in an accessible electronic form.

Complying with its obligations of ease of use and accessibility, as promised to the local Community Consultative Committee. 

Friday, 3 March 2017/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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BAAN BAA WATER PROJECT GETS OFF THE GROUND

BAAN BAA WATER PROJECT GETS OFF THE GROUND

Today it was announced that Narrabri Shire Council has awarded the construction tender of a new water supply system for Baan Baa.

The people of Baan Baa are one step closer to having a secure and reliable supply of high-quality water.

The  contribution consists of  $2.2 million in funding from the Restart NSW Water Security for Regions program to Narrabri Shire Council for the delivery of this project,

Works will include the development of a production bore, rising mains, a reservoir, and reticulation system into Baan Baa. 
Wednesday, 1 March 2017/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (320)/Comments (0)/
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BOGGABRI DROVER’S CAMPFIRE TO BENEFIT FROM NSW GOVERNMENT FUNDING

BOGGABRI DROVER’S CAMPFIRE TO BENEFIT FROM NSW GOVERNMENT FUNDING

Today it was announced that triennial funding of $27,500 will be invested in the Boggabri Drover’s Campfire through the NSW Government’s 2017 Flagship Event Fund.


It is great news that the Drover’s Campfire Weekend will benefit from the Flagship Event Fund.  Events play a fundamental role in attracting new and returning visitors to our regional towns, bringing with them additional business to restaurants and cafes, local tourism operators, attractions and accommodation providers.

Wednesday, 1 March 2017/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (416)/Comments (0)/
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Readily and able to win well

Readily and able to win well

ulie Maughan 27 Feb 2017, 1 p.m

Readily picked up his second win this month in taking out the G & K Anderson/Agies Rural Wee Waa Cup at the Narrabri harness meeting on Sunday.

Trained by Lola Weidemann and driven by her niece Stacey, it was a big day out for the stable, having ten runners competing at the meeting.

Lola trained four winners on the seven event card as well as driving two winners in Hero Bromac and Rocknroll Annie while Stacey also drove a double - which included a win in the feature with Readily – while Royal Luck made his way into the John Dean Memorial next Sunday at Narrabri after taking out the first heat.
Tuesday, 28 February 2017/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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NBN website update allows you to find out when network is available in your area

NBN website update allows you to find out when network is available in your area

ABC Monday 27 February

Have you wondered when you will have access to the NBN?

For the first time, you will be able to find out. The company has updated the website's address tracker to show a timeframe for when people in an area can connect to the National Broadband Network (NBN).

Previously, the NBN website told people when construction would begin in an area — not when the service would actually be available.

"The number one question we get asked by people is 'when will it actually be available?' so this new update gives people an answer to that very question," NBN spokesperson Dan Chamberlain told the ABC.

Monday, 27 February 2017/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Inside the Santos gas 'thought bubble' that didn't fly

Inside the Santos gas 'thought bubble' that didn't fly

Fin Review

Towards the end of a frighteningly turbulent 2015, Santos management approached a small community of major Australian manufacturers and gas customers with invitations to acquire discounted equity in the strategically important but politically controversial Narrabri coal seam gas project.

Read more: http://www.afr.com/business/energy/gas/inside-the-santos-gas-thought-bubble-that-didnt-fly-20170224-gukofz#ixzz4Zx7YKxU7 
Follow us: @FinancialReview on Twitter | financialreview on Facebook
Sunday, 26 February 2017/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Crossroads beat Tatts to book Narrabri grand final berth

Crossroads beat Tatts to book Narrabri grand final berth

northern daily leader

Craig Trindall wound back the clock as Crossroads snatched the minor premiership - and first grand final spot - from Tatts on Saturday.

The former NSW Country quick claimed a remarkable 8-37 to steamroll Tatts for 88 and bowl Crossroads to a 100 run win.

The result saw them leapfrog Tatts and finish on top, leaving the premiers and RSL to thrash it out next week for the remaining spot in the decider.

Trindall’s haul wasn’t the only outstanding effort for the round with Civeo openers Nick Smart and Lachlan Cameron both cracking centuries as they defeated RSL.

Smart hammered 110 in a 150-run opening stand with his districts captain, who carried his bat for 114 to pilot Civeo to 4-291.
Sunday, 26 February 2017/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Boggabri school swimming carnivals

Boggabri school swimming carnivals

NVI 24 February

Boggabri Public School and Sacred Heart Primary School recently held their annual swimming carnivals with Kamilaroi and Namoi houses taking out the trophies. 

This year at Boggabri Public participated in two swimming carnivals – primary and infants. 

The primary swimming carnival was held at the Gunnedah Memorial Pool. The carnival involved those students turning eight years of age, up to Year 6. 

The school said it was a fabulous day. It was very pleasing to see so many children having a go and getting a point for their house for participation. 

Friday, 24 February 2017/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Santos faces community opposition to Narrabri gas field

Santos faces community opposition to Narrabri gas field

KATHY FAIRFAX Friday, February 24, 2017

Gas giant Santos’s Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for its proposal to create a gasfield in the Pilliga Forest was made public on February 21, two weeks after it was lodged with the government for assessment. It will be on public exhibition until just April 24.

The EIS shows that Santos still intends to drill coal seam gas (CSG) production wells despite widespread protests over the trouble-plagued Narrabri Gas Project.

Friday, 24 February 2017/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Sunday and public holiday penalty rates will be reduced for hospitality, retail workers, Fair Work Commission rules

Sunday and public holiday penalty rates will be reduced for hospitality, retail workers, Fair Work Commission rules

ABC News 24 February

Sunday and public holiday penalty rates will be reduced for full-time and part-time workers in the hospitality, retail and fast-food industries, the Fair Work Commission has ruled.

Key points:

Workers will continue to receive penalties but they will be reduced
Retailers say the decision means they can extend opening hours
Unions say low-paid workers will struggle to make ends meet
The Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) said nearly half a million people, including some of the country's lowest-paid workers, would lose up to $6,000 a year.
Friday, 24 February 2017/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Santos­: Farmers fear One Nation is set to capitalise on CSG

Santos­: Farmers fear One Nation is set to capitalise on CSG

Miles Godfrey, The Daily Telegraph February 22, 2017 12:00am

THE state’s CSG wars have exploded back to life as Santos­ prepares to extract gas in northern NSW despite opposition from farmers who say the issue may give One Nation a foothold.

Santos has lodged plans to drill up to 850 coal seam gas wells across about 1000ha of Pilliga State Forest, south of Narrabri — unlocking half of NSW’s gas needs over the next 20 years and generating $1.2 billion in royalties for the state government. It could also create hundreds of jobs for regional and rural NSW.

“Natural gas has a vital role to play in delivering energy security, while having the additional benefit of being 50 per cent cleaner than coal, resulting in a significant reduction in carbon emissions,” Santos said.
Wednesday, 22 February 2017/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Santos submits Narrabri CSG plan amid sale speculation

Santos submits Narrabri CSG plan amid sale speculation

Mike Foley The Land 1 February, 2017

AFTER years of delays, gas developer Santos has finally submitted development plans for its Narrabri project in and around the Pilliga forest to NSW government.

The company says the project will deliver supply security and construction jobs to the State. But opponents claim the company is seeking approval to boost the prospects of the project, given Santos has written down the value of the project by $1 billion.

Santos’ major planning assessment document for the project, the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), was lodged with NSW Planning on Wednesday morning. The Department typically reviews EIS documents for several weeks before they are made public and submissions are opened.

 

Santos chief executive Kevin Gallagher was quoted in a statement on the Australian Securities Exchange which said had “spent time producing a comprehensive EIS so the local Narrabri community and stakeholders can be confident the environment and water will be protected as the project is developed”.

The statement said CSG be located on about 1000 hectares in and around the Pilliga forest near Narrabri. About 60 percent of the project area covers land set aside by State government for forestry, the rest on privately held farmland. Santos signed a statement to government and farm groups which committed not force entry on any privately-held land.

Thursday, 2 February 2017/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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SANTOS REIGNITE COAL SEAM GAS WAR LODGING PLANS FOR NARRABRI PROJECT

SANTOS REIGNITE COAL SEAM GAS WAR LODGING PLANS FOR NARRABRI PROJECT

The Greens NSW Resources and Energy spokesperson Jeremy Buckingham said today that Santos’ lodgement of plans for their Narrabri project would reignite the war over coal seam gas in NSW and called on the called on the new NSW Premier, Gladys Berejiklian, to clarify whether she will support the development of a toxic coal seam gas industry in NSW.

Santos announced today that they have lodged their Environmental Impact Statement for their proposed Narrabri coal seam gas project with NSW Planning as well as a deal with the APA Group to build a new pipeline to connect the project to APA’s existing pipeline between Moomba and Sydney.

Wednesday, 1 February 2017/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Santos lodges Narrabri Gas Project EIS to trigger NSW’s final CSG showdown

Santos lodges Narrabri Gas Project EIS to trigger NSW’s final CSG showdown

Santos today submitted the State Significant Development Application and associated Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for its Narrabri Gas Project to the NSW Department of Planning and Environment.

The proposed Narrabri Gas Project, located in North West NSW, could supply up to 50% of NSW gas needs and provide significant benefits to the region and the state more broadly.  Santos will make the gas available to NSW and the east coast domestic market via a pipeline linking into the existing Moomba to Sydney Pipeline. The pipeline will be constructed by APA Group and will be subject to a separate approval. 
Wednesday, 1 February 2017/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (598)/Comments (0)/
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Work commences on $41m cotton redevelopment

Work commences on $41m cotton redevelopment

By Grain Central, 30 January 2017

Cotton Seed Distributors (CSD), the Australian cotton industry’s primary seed supplier, has commenced site work on the $41 million development of its ‘Shenstone’ cotton seed processing plant and laboratory near Wee Waa in north-west NSW.

An artist's impression of the completed Cotton Seed Distributors redevelopment.  At the back of the complex are the existing buildings.

Tuesday, 31 January 2017/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Cirque Africa

Cirque Africa

Thursday 3 August, 2017

Hey everyone - great news - Tickets are now onsale to this amazing stage show. Cirque Africa is coming to The Crossing Theatre in August and have released a very special Early Bird price. Valid for the first 150 tickets (or Jan 31st) tickets are only $59 per adult, $39 per child (aged 4 - 12 yrs inclusive) or only $149 for a family of 4. Be quick as this limited release will go very quickly! Visit http://www.crossingtheatre.com.au/book_a_ticket.html and click on Cirque Africa.
3/08/2017/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (497)/Comments (0)/
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Urban wheat crop grown on Narrabri footpath provides bumper harvest

Urban wheat crop grown on Narrabri footpath provides bumper harvest

Radio Australia By Kristy Reading

A Narrabri man is harvesting the wheat crop he planted on the verge outside of his home.

Guy Roth was sick of weeds growing on the footpath out the front of his Narrabri, New South Wales home, so he decided to do something about it.

"I had nothing but khaki weed, pig weed and bindi-eye," Dr Roth said.


Wednesday, 4 January 2017/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (314)/Comments (0)/
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