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The Aussie Farmers Foundation Rural Hero Grant

The Aussie Farmers Foundation Rural Hero Grant

Vote by 22 May on the four video pitches they are all fantastic and hard to choose from

The Aussie Farmers Foundation partners with best practice organisations working alongside local communities who are delivering services in rural and regional Australia, 

to boost their strengths, and, where there are gaps, look at ways to make a difference to the health and well being of rural and regional communities.

Friday, 20 May 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (611)/Comments (0)/
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FUNDING BOOST FOR HOGAN OVAL

FUNDING BOOST FOR HOGAN OVAL

NSW Government Funding

Narrabri Touch Football heard exciting news last week that they would receive $25,000 through NSW Sport and Recreation towards upgrading the Hogan Oval Lights.
Friday, 20 May 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (676)/Comments (0)/
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The Crossing Theatre Lots Coming Up for everyone

The Crossing Theatre Lots Coming Up for everyone

Over the next few months the selection is incredible.

The Selection of films, theatre and shows for a small community such as the Narrabri Shire has never been quite like this.  

Thursday, 19 May 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (536)/Comments (0)/
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Expansion on the cards for cotton seed processing plant

Expansion on the cards for cotton seed processing plant

ABC New England By Kerrin Thomas

The nation's only provider of cotton seeds is planning a $41.2 million redevelopment of its processing plant at Wee Waa, in northern New South Wales.

Cotton Seed Distributors wants to build new warehouses and laboratories and plans to upgrade to more modern seed de-linting and treatment facilities.
Thursday, 19 May 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Ground Cover GRDDC Newsletter

Ground Cover GRDDC Newsletter

Northern Region

Ground Cover is available as an online magazine 
and can be viewed in your web browser. 

Click the link below to open Ground Cover Issue 
122 or type the URL into your web browser 

http://mail.grdcsubscribers.com.au//lz/lz.aspx?p1=0540951S9035&CC=&w=29247&cID=0&cValue=1

Wednesday, 18 May 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (861)/Comments (0)/
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Cotton Matters

Cotton Matters

Cotton Australia News 18 may, 2016

In this issue

Backpacker Tax

Federal Budget 2016

Australia’s grower-led research model 

Australian cotton sustainability credentials 

and the Latest News from the cotton Industry

Wednesday, 18 May 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Narrabri Shire Visitor Information Centre Newsletter

Narrabri Shire Visitor Information Centre Newsletter

April May June 2016

Please find below the Newsletter for the Shire from the Tourist Information Centre.  Great statistics on their website and visitors to the Shire.  Key tourisms Statistics for Narrabri and the States and Territories.

Also in the newsletter is Upcoming dates and the Trade Shows that they visit each year. Some marketing and promotion that has been done for the shire. Click the link below to read the latest News.

Wednesday, 18 May 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (571)/Comments (0)/
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Narrabri Schools Receive funding

Narrabri Schools Receive funding

Schools receive work over holiday period

Contractors have been working during school holidays on maintenance and minor capital works in public schools across the Barwon electorate.

 

Wednesday, 18 May 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (437)/Comments (0)/
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Boost to Domestic Violence Support in Narrabri

Boost to Domestic Violence Support in Narrabri

Narrabri Community Aid Services has received some funding

Women and children experiencing domestic violence in Narrabri will have access to extra crisis accommodation and 24/7 support under a NSW Government funding package announced today.
Wednesday, 18 May 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (646)/Comments (0)/
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New data reveals nearly 50 per cent of cancer patients not offered help for emotional distress

New data reveals nearly 50 per cent of cancer patients not offered help for emotional distress

NSW Cancer Council Press Release

Cancer Council NSW awards $4.5 million to world-first research to improve support for patients and survivors

 

New data reveals that up to 1 in 5 people receiving cancer care are never asked at their hospital appointments about their emotional wellbeing.[i] While most are offered help to relieve physical symptoms such as pain, around 50 per cent of patients were not offered help to relieve emotional distress

Wednesday, 18 May 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (459)/Comments (0)/
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Community Preschool Outreach Grants

Community Preschool Outreach Grants

The Community Preschool Outreach Grants are aimed at improving the number of 4 and 5 year old children enrolled in quality preschool programs for 600 hours, with a focus on Aboriginal and low income families.

Grants of up to $15,000 per service are available to community preschools for projects intended to increase access and participation of children in their local community.

Community preschools in inner regional, outer regional, remote and very remote areas are eligible to apply for funding under this grants program.

Applications are open from 16 May until 27 May 2016. To apply for a grant under this program, please log in to the Early Childhood Contract Management System (ECCMS) and complete the application form.  
Wednesday, 18 May 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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A century of league in Boggabri

A century of league in Boggabri

Stephen Young May 12, 2016 Namoi Valley Independent

In the early years, Boggabri teams were composed almost entirely of members of the Eather family.  

In the 1920s, Boggabri had great successes in the inter-town competition, the Spicer Cup, and also the Bollard Cup which was played in the Boggabri area. 

In 1946, Boggabri’s Trevor Eather played for Australia in a Test against Great Britain. 

Wednesday, 18 May 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Cotton Australia and the Backpacker Tax

Cotton Australia and the Backpacker Tax

It remains a Key election issue for cotton growers.

The issue of the Backpacker Tax remains a key election issue for cotton growers and other Australian farmers, despite today’s announcement of a delay in the process, according to Cotton Australia.

“In the middle of an election campaign, the Government’s announcement today of a six-month delay in the process of resolving the Backpacker Tax issue just doesn’t cut it,” says Cotton Australia General Manager, Michael Murray.

“Let us be very clear that today's announcement is not in any way a solution. Cotton growers and other farmers relying on seasonal workers to bring in crops simply don’t have half a year to wait for this issue to be resolved, we need action now,” he says.

Wednesday, 18 May 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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People for the Plains and Santos slug it out in court

People for the Plains and Santos slug it out in court

Jamieson Murphy May 16, 2016, Northern Daily Leader

ENERGY giant Santos and anti-coal seam gas group People for the Plains are battling it out in a Sydney courtroom today.

People for the Plains are arguing the approval for the company's Leewood wastewater treatment facility in the Pilliga forest is illegal, because it should not be classified as coal seam gas exploration.

Monday, 16 May 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Saving Wee Waa

Saving Wee Waa

11 May, 2016

The Murray Darling Basin Plan is a federal water reform, on top of the 2006 NSW Government water sharing plan reform. If implemented today an additional 23 000 mega litres of water will be removed from the Namoi for downstream environmental assets in the Barwon Darling. The towns hardest hit are those reliant on Water like Wee Waa.
Friday, 13 May 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (1471)/Comments (0)/
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Ineffective dog worming programs cost industry millions per year

Ineffective dog worming programs cost industry millions per year

Vanessa Binks May 13, 2016 The Land

A recent Meat and Livestock Australia survey has revealed farms across Australia are not worming working dogs regularly enough to stop the spread of costly sheep measles.

With the role of the farm dog on properties yet to waver, the responsibility to monitor and maintain their health continues to be a top priority for business management plans.

Friday, 13 May 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Parkes candidates to hit the campaign trail

Parkes candidates to hit the campaign trail

Kate Ramien May 12, 2016 Namoi Valley Independent

The battlelines have been drawn for the seat of Parkes as the countdown begins for the federal election. 

Gunnedah voters will head to the polls on July 2 in a new seat, following a boundary redistribution that will see the town moved out of New England.

Four candidates are currently in the running and include sitting Nationals member Mark Coulton, Labor’s Kate Stewart, Matt Parmeter from the Greens and Glen Ryan from the Christian Democratic Party. 

Friday, 13 May 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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One third of Australia covered by fossil fuel tenements

One third of Australia covered by fossil fuel tenements

MIKE FOLEY May 11, 2016, The Land

LOCK the Gate is launching a campaign to coincide with federal election, focusing on mining and gas extraction’s impact on water resources and agriculture.

It commissioned  mapping that reveals 37 per cent of the Australian continent is covered by coal and petroleum tenements and applications, covering 285 million hectares – nearly 13 times the size of Great Britain.

Wednesday, 11 May 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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2016 YOUNG REGIONAL $10,000 SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

2016 YOUNG REGIONAL $10,000 SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Local youth aged 18-25 years old are encouraged to apply for the NSW Government’s Young Regional Scholarship program.
Tuesday, 10 May 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (639)/Comments (0)/
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MORE PROTECTION FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIMS

MORE PROTECTION FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIMS

Changes to the Apprehended Domestic Violence Order (ADVO) Scheme were introduced into Parliament last week to better protect victims in NSW.  These changes are vital to protect domestic violence victims and their families.
Tuesday, 10 May 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (542)/Comments (0)/
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CONTAINER DEPOSIT SCHEME

CONTAINER DEPOSIT SCHEME

A Container Deposit Scheme will commence in NSW from July 2017 to tackle litter across the state and improve recycling.  About 160 million drink containers were littered in NSW in 2014-15.  This represents about 44% of the volume of all litter in NSW. 
Tuesday, 10 May 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (568)/Comments (0)/
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Academics warn 'dense' land clearing reform could be an easy target for green detractors

Academics warn 'dense' land clearing reform could be an easy target for green detractors

By ALEX DRUCE May 10, 2016

EXPERTS say last week’s release of draft land clearing reforms was a moment of strength for the NSW Nationals.

But the same academic voices warn the bill’s complexity will see it more easily picked apart by conservation groups in the looming political scrap.

Experts across Sydney’s political and environment faculties say the proposed native vegetation laws - released by the Coalition for public eight weeks of consultation last week - are firmly in the favour of farmers.

Tuesday, 10 May 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Beware acid soils affects when sowing faba beans

Beware acid soils affects when sowing faba beans

Bob Freebairn May 9, 2016,

​Faba beans with improved varieties and high standard agronomy not only are yielding high more consistently but also are commonly the best grain legume for building soil nitrogen.

But a key requirement for success from faba beans is effective nodulation and root growth not adversely affected by either surface or subsoil acidity. 

Monday, 9 May 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Day One of Country Championships Rugby | Photos, Updates

Day One of Country Championships Rugby | Photos, Updates

Sam Newsam May 7, 2016 The Northern Daily Leader

The Novocastrians were the Kookaburras’ nemisis with the opens clipping the Kookaburras wings 33-18.

The Kookaburras were chasing their first Caldwell Cup since 2001 and really took the fight to last years runners-up.

There was nothing in it in the first half, Simon Newton putting the Kookaburras ahead 3-nil with a few minutes remaining, before Newcastle hooker Steve Lamont ploughed through a few tired Central North tackles in the shades of half-time to give them a 5-3 lead at the break.

Monday, 9 May 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Rural leader accepts role as Independent Chair of Gloucester Legacy Fund

Rural leader accepts role as Independent Chair of Gloucester Legacy Fund

AGL Energy

AGL Energy Limited (AGL) today announced that out-going President of the Country Women’s Association of New South Wales, Mrs Tanya Cameron, had accepted the role of Independent Chair of the Gloucester Independent Community Legacy Fund.

The $2 million fund was announced by AGL earlier this year, following the company’s decision to exit gas exploration and production in NSW.

Executive General Manager, Stakeholder Relations, Ms Jeni Coutts, said today the fund would help support Gloucester and surrounding townships by identifying investment initiatives that deliver ongoing benefits through industry and job opportunities.

“We are delighted that a rural leadership figure of the calibre of Tanya Cameron has agreed to the vital role of independent chair, with her first important responsibilities to include selection of the Fund’s community panel members.

“Applications for those positions have opened today,” Ms Coutts said.

Mrs Cameron will commence her new role from 9 May.

Friday, 6 May 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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