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Tuesday, 7 June 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Saving Wee Waa

Saving Wee Waa

6 June, 2016

Water used in Wee Waa keeps people in jobs, kids in school & keeps businesses going. ‪#‎morethanflow‬
Monday, 6 June 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (884)/Comments (0)/
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Community Building Partnership Funding Available

Community Building Partnership Funding Available

Applications for funding will be open from Monday 13 June to Friday 22 July 2016

The 2016 Community Building Partnership program opens grant applications on Monday the 13th of June.  These grants are open to local councils and incorporated not-for-profits such as charities, sporting, social and environmental groups that are looking to build or refurbish essential facilities for their community.

 

Monday, 6 June 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (823)/Comments (0)/
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Regional push to shop local and save small businesses

Regional push to shop local and save small businesses

RUTH CASKEY June 6, 2016 The Land Newspaper

THERE may be not be a butcher, baker and candlestick-maker in every small country town, but rural communities are behind a push to keep money local to support their small businesses.
Monday, 6 June 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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JUST CUTS™ RAISES $21,600 FOR THE ROYAL FLYING DOCTOR SERVICE OF AUSTRALIA AT ANNUAL CUT-A-RAMA EVENT

JUST CUTS™ RAISES $21,600 FOR THE ROYAL FLYING DOCTOR SERVICE OF AUSTRALIA AT ANNUAL CUT-A-RAMA EVENT

Grant Denyer, the Just Cuts™ team and the local Narrabri community rally to raise money for an amazing cause

On Saturday night, the Just Cuts™ team were joined by brand ambassador Grant Denyer, members of the Narrabri community, Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia

representatives and participants of the Outback Car Trek at the annual Cut-A-Rama event.  Crowds packed the local Crossroads Hotel for the event, which raised $21,600 for the

Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia, surpassing our 2015 record of $15,000.
Monday, 6 June 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (1215)/Comments (0)/
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Cotton Dreams

Cotton Dreams

From a Blog called the Dailys

Cotton is almost magical in that it is a plant that grows cotton wool balls, literally. You could pluck off a ball and straight away use it to clean your face or your ears of whatever you normally do. It has always felt to me more like something from a Dr Seuss book than real life. A glorious tight-budded fruit that opens up into fluffy white clouds of cotton wool.
Monday, 6 June 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Media Release - Bright Young Sparks!

Media Release - Bright Young Sparks!

Narrabri Shire Council

As part of the Spark! After School Science Club run by Narrabri Library, children gathered at the Narrabri Public School Hall to learn about how water is cleaned by flowing through different layers of soil.
Monday, 6 June 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (420)/Comments (0)/
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Full house for town hall and hundreds miss out on Q&A

Full house for town hall and hundreds miss out on Q&A

Haley Sheridan June 3, 2016, The Northern Daily Leader

IT’S the television program that could make or break even the hardest of hitters in federal politics and it will broadcast live from Tamworth on Monday night.

The producers and crew from ABC’s Q&A program are gearing up for its telecast from Tamworth War Memorial Town Hall this weekend, which will see member for New England Barnaby Joyce go head-to-head with his nemesis and independent candidate for New England, Tony Windsor.

Also on the panel is Opposition spokesman for agriculture, fisheries, forestry and rural affairs,  Joel Fitzgibbon; National Farmers Federation vice-president Fiona Simson; and farmer and business leader Robbie Sefton.
Monday, 6 June 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Gas miner Santos has plans to drill for CSG in New England, documents reveal

Gas miner Santos has plans to drill for CSG in New England, documents reveal

Heath Aston Sydney Morning Herald June 5 2016

Fossil fuel giant Santos has submitted new plans to drill for coal seam gas in the heart of Australia's richest farming country, the Liverpool Plains - an area inside Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce's hotly-contested seat of New England.

Documents lodged with the NSW Government show the Australian miner has set out a three-year program to explore for gas in "PEL 1", one of its most valuable "petroleum exploration license" areas.

Monday, 6 June 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Farmers angered by plans of coal seam gas exploration in Liverpool Plains region

Farmers angered by plans of coal seam gas exploration in Liverpool Plains region

Monday 6 June 2016 RN Breakfast

Farmers on prime agricultural land in the Liverpool Plains of New South Wales have been angered by the plans of fossil fuel giant Santos to drill for coal seam gas in the area.

Documents obtained by the Wilderness Society of Newcastle show Santos intends to drill four CSG exploration wells on the Liverpool Plains.
Monday, 6 June 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Rain brings hope for crops and run off

Rain brings hope for crops and run off

Vanessa Binks, Daniel Pedersen June 2, 2016 The Land

RAIN fell across the state last week, which boosted farmers’ soil profiles and confidence for the season. 

Others are still desperately needing follow up rain to get dry sown crops established and potentially, a run-off event. 

Thursday, 2 June 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Photographers encouraged to think outside the square in cotton photo comp

Photographers encouraged to think outside the square in cotton photo comp

Media Release Cotton Australia 2 June, 2016

Photographers have three weeks left to submit unique and striking photos as part of the Faces of Australian Cotton photography competition.

 

“We encourage people to get snapping and really think outside the square to enter unique photos that showcase other aspects of the cotton industry and it’s great character,” says Cotton Australia General Manager, Michael Murray.

 

Thursday, 2 June 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (733)/Comments (0)/
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Respected agent Len Sevil passes away

Respected agent Len Sevil passes away

2 June, 2016

Close friends and family are shocked by the passing of well known and respected Narrabri stock and station and property agent Len Sevil last Friday Night. Len was 79 and still an active member of the business and the community.   He was well known amongst his peers and one of the north west's veteran agents whose advice and opinion was valued by many clients, colleagues and friends over the six decades he has been in this industry.

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Thursday, 2 June 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (3694)/Comments (0)/
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Gunnedah and Narrabri's potential inland rail boost

Gunnedah and Narrabri's potential inland rail boost

May 31 Namoi Valley Independent

THE Federal Government has reaffirmed its commitment to the $594 million investment in the inland rail project which will see the fringe of the Gunnedah district transformed into a bustling rail corridor.

Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester and Nationals Member for Parkes Mark Coulton joined Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce in Narrabri on Tuesday in reaffirming the Government's commitment to the rail project following the funding announcement in May's budget.

Thursday, 2 June 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Boggabri students give thanks for Live Life Well program

Boggabri students give thanks for Live Life Well program

June 2, 2016 Namoi Valley Independent

Sacred Heart School Boggabri participated in the Woolworths Earn & Learn Program this year and received new educational equipment as a reward for collecting stickers.
Thursday, 2 June 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Upper Namoi Valley represented in finalists for 2016 Australian Cotton Industry Awards

Upper Namoi Valley represented in finalists for 2016 Australian Cotton Industry Awards

Cotton Australia

Two cotton growers from Gunnedah and Pine Ridge and a researcher from Narrabri have been announced as Finalists in the 2016 Australian Cotton Industry Awards, now in its 13th year.
Wednesday, 1 June 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (772)/Comments (0)/
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Local Land Services Newsletter

Local Land Services Newsletter

Ag Extension Update

This Month
Diary Dates
Tamworth Optimised Irrigation Dairy Farm Project
Set Your Replacement Heifers Up To Thrive 
Think About 6-in-1 Vaccine
Winter Crop Variety Sowing Guide
Getting Legumes Working Harder 
Moree Sheep Regional Biosecurity Area for OJD
Wool Market Update
Climate Outlook
Seasonal Condition Report
Contact details for North West LLS Ag Advisory staff
Wednesday, 1 June 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Regional Development Australia

Regional Development Australia

May 2016

In This Issue
Welcome from the Chair
Northern Inland Skilled Migration Case Studies
National Spotlight on Region’s Energy Efficiency
Full Steam Ahead for Inland Rail Project
Innovative Foundry Forging Bigger Online Future
Wanted: Chair and Local Board Members for Local Land Services
Make the Most of The Small Biz Bus
Grants and Funding Opportunities
What's On in the Northern Inland
Tuesday, 31 May 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Arts North West- Country Arts support program is open

Arts North West- Country Arts support program is open

Connections creativity communities

The New England North West is a dynamic and creative place to live and work.  Do you have an exciting project that will further contribute to arts and cultural activity in our community? Arts North West is looking for innovative and great projects that will thrill our community!
Monday, 30 May 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Election 2016: Five candidates running for Parkes

Election 2016: Five candidates running for Parkes

HALEY SHERIDAN May 26, 2016, Moree Champion

THE battlelines have been drawn for the seat of Parkes as the long countdown continues for the federal election.

Current Member for Parkes Mark Coulton believes he can best serve the electorate after three terms in the role, but he has some opposition.

Friday, 27 May 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Mixed start for farmers

Mixed start for farmers

Amelia Williams May 26, 2016 The Land

SOWING is in full swing across the state although, there’s a lot of regions still looking for the moisture to get crops established, or, a start. 

Other parts of the state are fearing they’ll have too much rain to get planters in the paddock.

Friday, 27 May 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Weight lifted from northern growers

Weight lifted from northern growers

Amelia Williams May 26, 2016 The Land

RECENT approval of larger load sizes for the Moree to Narrabri rail is a welcome advance says grain producer and Grower Co member, Charles Brett, “Kirribilli”, Bullarah.

Mr Brett was a founding member of Grower Co, a Moree based cooperative aiming to lower freight costs by consolidating loads to offer hauliers larger scale.

Friday, 27 May 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Australia's New Satelite System for Rural Areas

Australia's New Satelite System for Rural Areas

It's up and running, get in and grab your fast Internet now.

For those who are waiting on the Sky Muster Satellite. I have had it installed at home. It is very good and just as fast as Next G in town.

Please check if you are on the list to get it by going to the NBN website and register or check your address.
http://www1.nbnco.com.au/

For a list of providers and their plans click the heading for more information.

 

Friday, 27 May 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (1149)/Comments (0)/
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Is the member really that concerned?

Is the member really that concerned?

May 19, 2016, The Northern Daily Leader

In a recent media release, Mark Coulton, federal member for Parkes, reported that the government intended releasing a carp- specific herpes virus in western NSW with a $15 million plan to rid our waterways of one of the country’s most damaging pests within30 years. 

“This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity based on cutting-edge biological controls and backed by the best available science,” Mr Coulton said.

Friday, 20 May 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Films that take your breath away

Films that take your breath away

Film by Sascha Estens Moree - Rabbit Hop Films

Recently, I had the opportunity to work with one of the most amazing and positive women that I have ever met.  If you thought you were passionate about something this women just blows you away.   Each time I asked the questions and the answers came from those we were interviewing we new we had it.  The energy while doing interviews for a local film clip was amazing such a powerful experience that I would like to share with you a link to her website Rabbit Hop Films and share the films that she producers along with others in the team.   I hope you enjoy them as much as I did and I look forward to sharing the one she will produce for our community.

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Friday, 20 May 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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