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Police open day draws crowd

Police open day draws crowd

ABOVE: Kianna Allen, Stevie Waters, “Constable Charlie”, Shane Murphy, Ricki Waters and Constable Natasha Cooper.

Hundreds of visitors streamed through the gates at Narrabri Police Station as part of an open day held recently.

Families interacted with local officers and were able to have a closer look at what a modern Police Force looks like as Narrabri Police Station opened its doors to the public.

Visitors jumped at the chance to get up close with displays from Police, Fire and Rescue and Ambulance.

Friday, 18 September 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Dorper sells for $12,000

Dorper sells for $12,000

A ram bred locally has achieved top price at the National Dorper and White Dorper Sale held in Dubbo recently.

Pictured: The Gett family’s top selling ram.

A ram bred locally has achieved top price at the National Dorper and White Dorper Sale held in Dubbo recently. 

The ram was bred by the Gett family and fetched $12,000, almost tripling their previous best price of $3750.

Friday, 18 September 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Two airlines interested in Narrabri air service

Two airlines interested in Narrabri air service

ABOVE: JETGO managing director Paul Bredereck and CEO Jason Ryde at Narrabri airport in November last year.

Narrabri shire may be just weeks away from learning if the community will again have a regular air service.

Expressions of Interest (EOI) closed on Monday, August 31 and two operators have lodged bids to provide the service.

The EOI will be considered by council in the coming weeks.

One of the bidders may present a case which will earn it the service.

Friday, 18 September 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Narrabri’s future traffic needs subject of study

Narrabri’s future traffic needs subject of study

​What will Narrabri’s traffic picture look like in 20 to 30 years time?

What will Narrabri’s traffic picture look like in 20 to 30 years time?

Tuesday’s Narrabri Shire Council meeting voted for a comprehensive study of the town and immediate area’s future traffic movement needs as the volume of vehicles increases and the town and district grows.

Council agreed to seek a grant to fund a ‘big picture’ investigation into the movement of semi trailers and cars through Narrabri and the surrounding area, and pedestrian and parking issues in town.

The mayor Cr Conrad Bolton said a grant would be sought from the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) to fund the study which would identify the traffic scenario for several decades ahead.

Friday, 18 September 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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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 (993)/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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Wee Waa Quilt Show

Wee Waa Quilt Show

The Wee Waa and District Quilt Show attracted more than 130 people to the Public School community hall on the weekend with people travelling from Boggabri, Narrabri, Coonamble and even Shepparton to see the exhibition. 

The Country Sew n Sews staged the display which included 125 items from 31 exhibitors.

Heather May won the Viewer’s Choice Award with her Double Wedding Ring Quilt.

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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Library Visitors to the Shire Libraries

Library Visitors to the Shire Libraries

Alex Byrne, State Librarian of State Library NSW has been travelling around the north west visiting libraries and recently called to see Narrabri and Wee Waa libraries. 

The purpose of the visit is to see the diversification between libraries in different areas, to meet the staff and to gain an understanding of how each library service meets the needs of their own community. 

Mr Byrne has visited libraries in clusters to make it easier to cover the distances between libraries. This trip included libraries in Tamworth Regional Council and Gwydir Council. After visiting Narrabri Shire libraries Mr Byrne was on his way to Brewarrina, Bourke and then Moree on his way home.

The Photo From Left to Right:

Paul Wearne, Director Corporate Services Kay Delahunt, Library Services Manager, Central Northern Regional Library Jenny Campbell, Library Manager Alex Byrne, State Librarian, State Library of NSW Cr Cathy Redding, Council Library Delegate
Wednesday, 9 September 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (863)/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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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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Hundreds motor to Rotary’s car and bike show

Hundreds motor to Rotary’s car and bike show

ABOVE: Wandering Walget Wildcats: Veronica Welsh (Wee Waa), John ‘The Beekeeper’ Brady (Gunnedah), Tallie Ward (Walgett), KB Baker (Walgett) and Fu Welsh (Wee Waa).

An estimated 300 people visited the Namoi Echo Museum in Wee Waa on Saturday to enjoy Rotary’s inaugural Cotton Country Car and Bike Show.

Glorious sunny conditions and an impressive display of 70 vehicles meant a steady stream of spectators flowed in throughout the show.

Wee Waa Rotary President Steve Windress said the committee was overwhelmed by the community’s response, with 40 motobikes and 35 cars entered for the very first show.

“Seventy entrants is quite good, we had support from a really wide area including Narrabri, Moree, Walgett and other surrounding towns,” Steve said.

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 (2130)/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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Model twins back from Paris, Milan, London

Model twins back from Paris, Milan, London

Former Wee Waa St Joseph’s primary school students, twins Meghan and Alise Murie, have returned home to Warren for a mid year break from their busy life in the international fashion industry.

PROTEGEES: Back from the catwalks of Europe for a while, Alise holding Tilly the puppy, and Meghan Murie with David Pierce in Narrabri. 

Former Wee Waa St Joseph’s primary school students, twins Meghan and Alise Murie, have returned home to Warren for a mid year break from their busy life in the international fashion industry.

The identical twins grew up on Boolcarrol station, near Wee Waa, and are now confidently parading high fashions on the catwalk for some of the world’s top designers.

So far this year the girls have travelled to London, Paris and Milan to feature in fashion shows and magazine shoots.

They also plan to work with agencies in Japan and the US later this year.

Click the heading for the full story

Thursday, 13 August 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Wee Waa first Pool Manager, Malcolm Joseph Christensen

Wee Waa first Pool Manager, Malcolm Joseph Christensen

better known as "Mr C" passed away at Manilla

In Memory of a good person and Pool Manager who never let anyone drown and taught many kids to swim and coached many kids for competition!!

 

 

The first and original Pool Manager of
 Wee Waa memorial Pool


Monday, 3 August 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (2182)/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 (2562)/Comments (0)/
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Swap n Go now available at the Imperial Hotel

Swap n Go now available at the Imperial Hotel

Imperial Hotel Bottle Shop now has

Swap and Go Gas Bottles 

4kg swap - $21.99

9kg swap - $29.99

 

New bottles that can be swapped with gas

4kg - $69.99

9kg - $79.99

Friday, 31 July 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (1400)/Comments (0)/
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