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Saving Wee Waa

Saving Wee Waa

12 August, 2016

When we need something we build it. We built our own state of the art medical centre, our own sports hall, town park, residential care facility. Wee Waa isn’t a town that asks for handouts. But this is out of our hands.
Friday, 12 August 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (806)/Comments (0)/
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Murray Darling Basin job shock as water buyback hits farms

Murray Darling Basin job shock as water buyback hits farms

NATALIE KOTSIOS, The Weekly Times August 3, 2016 12:00am

UP TO 35 per cent of agricultural jobs have evaporated from communities in the Murray Darling Basin’s upper reaches under the Federal Government’s water clawback plan, startling new data shows.

The “horrific” figures for basin towns in Queensland and northern NSW — garnered from new research by the Murray-Darling Basin Authority — have led to renewed calls for water recovery targets to be lowered, as the socio-economic effects are fully considered.
Wednesday, 10 August 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Saving Wee Waa

Saving Wee Waa

10 August, 2016

This is a productive community but what you can't do is take a viable community and knock $38 million annually out of the economy and think everything is still going to be ok. 
Wednesday, 10 August 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (696)/Comments (0)/
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Saving Wee Waa

Saving Wee Waa

8 August, 2017

The Water you want to take from Wee Waa, what will it achieve? Here it keeps businesses going, it keeps people in jobs.
Monday, 8 August 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (800)/Comments (0)/
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Saving Wee Waa

Saving Wee Waa

6 August 2016

The Water you want from around Wee Waa, What's it going to achieve. Here it keeps kids in school, people in jobs, keeps businesses going. What are you going to do with it?
Saturday, 6 August 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (875)/Comments (0)/
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Saving Wee Waa

Saving Wee Waa

2 August, 2016

It's not, that, we aren't trying to have a go.  But you have these really blind reforms that lift water out of places they shouldn't. 
Tuesday, 2 August 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (603)/Comments (0)/
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Saving Wee Waa

Saving Wee Waa

31 July, 2016

The Water you want to take from Wee Waa, what will it achieve? Here it keeps businesses going and people in jobs.
Sunday, 31 July 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (703)/Comments (0)/
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Federal air safety watchdog causing 'enormous damage' to regional aviation:

Federal air safety watchdog causing 'enormous damage' to regional aviation:

ABC Broken Hill By Sofie Wainwright and Cherie von Hörchner

The airline Regional Express says over-regulation by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) has cost it millions of dollars and could eventually force the closure of some services.

Regional Express, also known as Rex, said CASA had caused "irreparable" damage to regional aviation because of safety rules introduced over about a decade.

Friday, 29 July 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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One Book One Region

One Book One Region

From The Narrabri Shire Council

There’s nothing quite like cuddling up to a good book during the winter months and over the next month, Narrabri Shire Libraries will be participating in the ‘One Book, One Region’ promotion through Central Northern Regional Library.

The concept is now in its second year and is designed to have everyone in the region read and discuss the same book by ‘paying it forward’ when you have finished reading it.

The ‘One Book One Region’ program takes the idea of a book club and expands it to cover an entire region. The book featured this year is “The Dry” by Jane Harper. It’s a mystery and is a very captivating read.
Friday, 29 July 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Saving Wee Waa

Saving Wee Waa

29 July 2016

When we need something we build it. We built our own state of the art medical centre, our own sports hall, town park, residential care facility. Wee Waa isn’t a town that asks for handouts. But this is out of our hands.
Friday, 29 July 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (474)/Comments (0)/
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Saving Wee Waa

Saving Wee Waa

27 July, 2016

Wee Waa Survives because of its community Spirit, removing 20 gigalitres will put our town in permanent drought. Please don’t make our town a ghost town.
For more information visit http://www.weewaa.com/SavingWeeWaa.aspx
Thursday, 28 July 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (791)/Comments (0)/
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Boars expect full-bore Pirates at Narrabri

Boars expect full-bore Pirates at Narrabri

Samantha Newsam July 8, 2016, Northern Daily Leader

NARRABRI knows they’ve got to improve but know they’ve got the arsenal to win their rematch with Pirates at Dangar Park today.

The two met only two weeks ago, with the Blue Boars storming home to snatch the points after the bell.

Today promises to be just as tight a struggle and Blue Boars coach Nick Lennon is fully prepared to have to weather an early storm.


Saturday, 9 July 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Flights Between Narrabri, Moree And Brisbane Ready To Launch

Flights Between Narrabri, Moree And Brisbane Ready To Launch

July 8 2016 Regional airlines Fly Corporate

Regional Airline Fly Corporate are today pleased to announce that following formal Port Inspections, the Civil Aviation Safety Authority have approved the addition of Narrabri and Moree to their Airline Air Operators Certificate. This clears all Regulatory barriers and approves the Airline to commence flights between Brisbane, Narrabri and Moree.

Mr Andrew Major, CEO of Fly Corporate said, he was pleased with the progress of the positive and cooperative negotiations the company were having with the Narrabri Shire Council in relation to commencement of services and is looking forward to similarly positive discussions at a meeting with the Moree Plains Shire Council next week. Mr Major said that satisfactory completion of these discussions with both Councils would enable Fly Corporate to commence flights in late August or early September.

“Currently the only options for travelling between Brisbane, Narrabri and Moree is a gruelling six-hour drive – making our approximately 75-minute flight time a highly desirable option that has long been on the radarMr Major said.

Saturday, 9 July 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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The Royal Agricultural Society of NSW Foundation

The Royal Agricultural Society of NSW Foundation

Scholarships

The Royal Agricultural Society of NSW Foundation is looking for students in NSW that require financial support, love to give back to their community and want to make rural and regional areas more resilient and dynamic! Scholarships of $5000 for full-time study or $2500 part-time study are available for study in 2017. There's no limit on the types of courses that qualify or the age of the applicant. You could be studying anything from nursing, engineering or teaching to agricultural science, horticulture or wool classing. You may be studying at University, TAFE or VET courses, on campus or by distance learning. Applicants all have one thing in common – a desire to play an active part in the future of rural NSW. Find out more:
http://www.rasnsw.com.au/foundation/scholarships-and-grants/ras-rural-scholarships
Friday, 8 July 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Anger over miner’s attempt to change transport

Anger over miner’s attempt to change transport

Jamieson Murphy July 7, 2016 Northern Daily Leader

WHITEHAVEN Coal is attempting to water down the approval conditions at the Maules Creek mine rather than fulfil them, concerned residents say.

The company must transport 90 per cent of the mine’s workforce to and from the facility via shuttle bus – in April last year it was fined $3000 for failing to do so.

Friday, 8 July 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Resource provides helping hand to communities

Resource provides helping hand to communities

‘Helping Hand for Western NSW – Pathways to Services’

RAMHP Coordinator Camilla Kenny together with many other partners have developed a comprehensive resource for communities impacted by the cessation of funding for Community Mental Health and Family & Relationship Counselling and Support services.
Friday, 8 July 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (792)/Comments (0)/
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TRACK UPGRADE BOOST FOR GRAIN GROWERS

TRACK UPGRADE BOOST FOR GRAIN GROWERS

NSW Government Funding

Member for Barwon Kevin Humphries today announced maintenance work on the Burren Junction to Walgett rail line is complete.

Almost $23 million of work was undertaken to improve the 88 kilometre stretch of track, which primarily services grain growers in the state’s north-west. The line is also used for some container freight. 

Friday, 8 July 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (649)/Comments (0)/
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Responsible Companion Animal Package

Responsible Companion Animal Package

Narrabri Shire Council

Council is currently offering a limited package to desex, register and vaccinate dogs and cats in Narrabri Shire. This package is part of Council's continued program encouraging responsible pet ownership.

To be eligible residents must be;

  • In receipt of Centrelink Benefits (proof required)
  • Must reside in Narrabri Shire
  • One companion animal only (dog or cat).
Thursday, 30 June 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Barney Rubble’s 2016 Rugby Review – Rd 8 v Pirates

Barney Rubble’s 2016 Rugby Review – Rd 8 v Pirates

From their website

Another cold and damp weekend saw the Blue Boars headed to Tamworth to take on the Pirates in four grades as all Narrabri teams finally got to play at the same venue for the first time this season.

The Under 16’s kicked off the day’s play as they took on the young Buccaneers. For both junior grades it was the first time the Boars and Pirates had met for the season as the 6 team draw had somehow kept them apart for the first 8 rounds. But with two more clashes to between them to come it would give a good indication of where the two clubs colts were at. Unfortunately the Piglets struggled to get in the game and went down 40-5. The disappointment was clear to see, no more so than on Big Ben Atkinson’s face. Benno refused to be consoled after the match but will no doubt use it to lead the charge when Pirates come to visit Dangar Park.

Wednesday, 29 June 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Whitehaven's Paul Flynn responds to concerns from Maules Creek farmers

Whitehaven's Paul Flynn responds to concerns from Maules Creek farmers

Whitehaven says it is not necessary to apply a new condition to its Maules Creek mine preventing blasting when the winds blows in a north westerly direction.
Two local farming families have asked the mine to stop using the explosives when the wind blows across their properties.
The Environment Protection Authority is conducting audits of noise, air and blasting operations on the site.
The company's CEO, Paul Flynn says while the mine agreed to a similar condition at its Werris Creek mine, the situation is different at Maules Creek and is not needed.
He is speaking to Kelly Fuller on ABC New England North West after the ABC Australian Story on the situation:
Wednesday, 29 June 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Good fall registered on summit of Mt Kaputar

Good fall registered on summit of Mt Kaputar

June 27, 2016, The Northern Daily Leader

ONE of the easy-access places for a snow day yesterday was at Mount Kaputar near Narrabri, especially if you were a cabin guest with a warm and cozy front-row couch.

Narrabri area NPWS ranger Michael Mulholland said there had been “a light dusting of snow” yesterday that had been expected on Sunday.

“I haven’t been up there, but basically there’s been a good fall of snow on the summit of the mountain all the way down to Coryah Gap,” he said yesterday morning.

Tuesday, 28 June 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Permission sought to modify original consent

Permission sought to modify original consent

Kate Ramien June 27, 2016, Namoi Valley Indpendent

WHITEHAVEN Coal is seeking a change in its original development approval that would allow more private vehicles to access the Maules Creek mine site.  

The coal company’s original condition of approval required it to transport 90 per cent of its mine workforce to and from the site using a shuttle bus, however due to the high percentage of employees now living locally, bus services have become less convenient.
Tuesday, 28 June 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Regional Development Australia

Regional Development Australia

Newsletter

In This Issue
Welcome from the Chair
AGCAP Funding to Keep our Youngest and Brightest
Taking Control of Your Power – Business Workshop
20 Megawatt Solar Farm Coming for Glen Innes
New Apprenticeship to Revolutionise Truckie Training
Spreading the Ideas Boom Across Regional Australia
Grants and Funding Opportunities
What's On in the Northern Inland
Monday, 27 June 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Maules Creek farmer left in lurch by NSW Government's mine deal

Maules Creek farmer left in lurch by NSW Government's mine deal

Australian Story By Jennifer Feller

Life changed dramatically for the Murphy family when exploration for an open-cut coal mine began right next door to their property at Maules Creek, NSW.

Now that the mine is operating, Pat Murphy claims that he and his family are being affected by noise, dust and blast fumes. He says he wants to move, but that State government regulations have left him in limbo.

Monday, 27 June 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Panthers left out in the cold as Uralla kick clear at the top

Panthers left out in the cold as Uralla kick clear at the top

June 26, 2016, The Northern Daily Leader

URALLA pulled three points clear at the top of the Second Division Shield table with a big win over Wee Waa, while Boggabri’s 34-18 victory at Bundarra and Werris Creek’s 50 point win over Dungowan has caused a log jam at the top with three sides tied in second place.
Monday, 27 June 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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