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Narrabri tour focuses on cotton

Narrabri tour focuses on cotton

Northern Daily Leader 24 April, 2016

NARRABRI will be very much in fashion this week when some leading Australian design and textile figures visit the area.

Wednesday’s visit is being hosted by cotton growers, researchers and ginners who will take them on a tour that will include Auscott Narrabri farm during harvest, the Auscott gin to see cotton processing and the Australian Cotton Research Institute (ACRI) to meet some of the world’s leading cotton scientists.

Cotton Australia chief executive officer, Adam Kay, said the tour created a strong connection between both ends of the cotton supply chain – growers and end-users – and supported Cotton 

Monday, 25 April 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Anti-CSG protest moves to Premier’s home turf

Anti-CSG protest moves to Premier’s home turf

Jamieson Murphy April 24, 2016 Northern Daily Leader

A DELEGATION of local anti-coal seam gas activist are taking the fight to the NSW Premier’s home turf of Manly.

The Wilderness Society and the Nature Conservation Council are hosting a forum about the region’s campaign against coal seam gas (CSG) in Premier Mike Baird’s electorate, Warringah, tomorrow. 

Artesian Bore Water Users Association president Anne Kennedy, Coonabarabran conservationist Jane Judd and Gunnedah shire councillor David Quince will all make presentations at the forum.

Monday, 25 April 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Centrelink payments delayed up to four months, students freakin out

Centrelink payments delayed up to four months, students freakin out

ABC, Thursday, 21 APR 2016,

Is your Centrelink four months late? You're not alone. Student welfare payments across the country have been delayed as government handles a backlog of applications.

And people are freakin out.

Hack has spoken with students who have been waiting up to four months for Youth Allowance or AusStudy payments that should take 28 days to process. Although Centrelink won't say how many students are affected, the national Student Financial Advisors Service says the delays are "across the board" and regularly happen this time of year.
Monday, 25 April 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Anzac tradition at Wee Waa

Anzac tradition at Wee Waa

RUTH CASKEY April 23, 2016,

PLAYING the bugle has been Peter Carrett’s contribution to Anzac Day for more than 30 years.

The Wee Waa Public School principal has been the bugler at the Wee Waa services since 1983, when he was the music teacher at the local high school and formed a band which played at the Anzac Day service.

Mr Carrett began playing brass instruments at the age of 10, starting with the euphonium, baritone and trombone.

“My mum and dad and my father’s brothers were all members of brass bands so it was a natural progression for dad’s children to join the band.”
Monday, 25 April 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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The 2016 cotton crop just shy of record yields

The 2016 cotton crop just shy of record yields

The Land Amelia Williams April 21, 2016

A NEAR record cotton crop just shy of last year’s bin-busting records has given cotton growers something to smile about as they bring in this season’s harvest, especially as the market has softened to between $420 to $435 a bale.

Earlier in the season, Cotton Australia chief executive officer Adam Kay, Sydney, said prices were sitting at more than $500/bale. 

Fortunately, a majority of growers had forward sold a portion of their crop when prices were up. 

Namoi Cotton general manager of grower services and marketing Dave Lindsay, said the most significant influence on Australian cotton prices had been the rise of the Australian dollar. 

Friday, 22 April 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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The Future of Regional Australia

The Future of Regional Australia

Focus on reform in Election 2016

What if regional Australia could lead its own destiny, create new opportunities on our own terms and avoid costing the taxpayer an extra cent? It is an approach the Regional Australia Institute (RAI) is exploring, and is a timely discussion in the lead up to the Federal Budget and Election 2016.

Empowering regional Australians to understand their challenges and identify opportunities for their own future development is key to our regional reform approach. It’s about building aspiration and capability so our regions can succeed. It's about reforms to the way we invest in and regulate infrastructure, communications, health services and more.  
Thursday, 21 April 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Information sessions about buying a home

Information sessions about buying a home

April 21, 2016 Northern Daily Leader

ASSISTANCE in buying a home will be the focus of two information sessions in Narrabri and Moree.

Indigenous Business Australia (IBA) will use the free sessions to let the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community know how the IBA may be able to assist them in getting into the housing market.

Thursday, 21 April 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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The billy’s on for Boggabri campfire

The billy’s on for Boggabri campfire

The Land RUTH CASKEY April 20, 2016

ALL roads lead to Boggabri this week as hundreds of caravanners set up camp for the annual Boggabri Drovers Campfire.

The town of 900 will host thousands of visitors this week for what has become the Narrabri shire’s premier tourist event.

Wednesday, 20 April 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Nominations for this year’s Thermoskin Community Sports Fund are closing.

Nominations for this year’s Thermoskin Community Sports Fund are closing.

As you might know, grass-roots funding is on the rise in Australia, encouraging Aussies to get active, stay healthy and become social through the participation in sports.

Australian Olympian Gold Medalist, Melanie Wright, Retired Australian Netballer, Sharelle McMahon and ex-Soccerro Brett Emerton are all showing their support for Aussie sport through their involvement as judges in this years Thermoskin Community Sports Fund.

Wednesday, 20 April 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Creating a healthy, working northern basin

Creating a healthy, working northern basin

Get involved with the MDBA

People love their rivers. They mean many different things to different people – recreation, culture, business, survival.

We are currently reviewing parts of the Basin Plan(External link) in thenorth(External link). Over the next few months we will be hosting a range of conversations to help us understand what you value about your rivers and communities. We will use the information from these discussions to help guide our decisions about potential changes to the Basin Plan.

Water management is complex, so it's important we hear from many different people and groups to help build a strong knowledge base. Through this site we're encouraging people to discuss their points of view with others.

These conversations should also help you understand some of the work we have been doing, why this work is important and how you can be a part of the process.

Wednesday, 20 April 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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New season’s APRA points up for grabs

New season’s APRA points up for grabs

Narrabri one of the last three to go

AUSTRALIAN Professional Rodeo Association members will be able to start securing points on the first day of the new season at the St George Show Rodeo in Queensland on May 1.

The final three rodeos for the current season are at Moree, Ettamogah and Narrabri in New South Wales.

The top 15 to April 30 will qualify for The Warwick Rodeo National Finals in late October and then on May 1 riders have the chance to start accumulating points in the new season.

Tuesday, 19 April 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Regional schools need urgent repair

Regional schools need urgent repair

MIKE FOLEY April 19, 2016

A HEFTY bill for repairs and maintenance to schools across the state is mounting and regional NSW is over-represented in the list of campuses with the biggest backlog.

The cost of works required to schools across the state tops $730 million, according to Department of Education figures obtained by Labor under a freedom of information request.
Tuesday, 19 April 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Banking on wind power

Banking on wind power

The Land Ruth Caskey April 18

THE state’s wind farm industry is beginning to recover from the investment freeze caused by the lengthy review of Australia’s Renewable Energy Target (RET), but it could be years before approved projects are in operation.

Construction on the state’s biggest wind farm, White Rock Wind Farm near Glen Innes, will begin at the end of the month following Chinese investment which has been critical for the project.

Monday, 18 April 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Regional Australia makes noise on data drought

Regional Australia makes noise on data drought

JESSIE DAVIES April 17, 2016

IT’S been a big week at The Land HQ. 

We’ve received hundreds of calls, emails, tweets and Facebook comments from our readers telling us about the internet troubles they experience at their homes, businesses and schools.

Sunday, 17 April 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Sky’s the limit for regional tech potential

Sky’s the limit for regional tech potential

The Land Mike Foley April 15

IT’S COMING in from above. The National Broadband Network’s Sky Muster satellite is circling the skies to beam internet access with business-and-precision-agriculture-friendly download speeds of 25 megabits per second by the end of April.

A second satellite is set to launch before the end of the year. Then, each Sky Muster will service 200,000 rural and remote homes and businesses.

Friday, 15 April 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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NSW Energy Rebate

NSW Energy Rebate

13th April, 2016

NSW families with dependent children who may be eligible to apply for the 2015-16 Family Energy Rebate of up to $150. 

The Family Energy Rebate is one of a number of NSW Government energy assistance programs to help eligible households reduce the impact of energy cost

Wednesday, 13 April 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (651)/Comments (0)/
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Don't put Wee Waa into Permanent Drought

Don't put Wee Waa into Permanent Drought

If you are concerned about the reduction in Water and want to do something about it read this.

It’s crunch time. In 2012 the previous Federal Water Minister Tony Burke implemented the northern basin review. It’s aim was to ensure northern data was used by the Murray Darling Basin Authority in the science and planning used to determine what water is needed for a healthy river. We have 8 weeks to go before the MDBA board will consider the results of the review and make a recommendation to current Federal Water Minister Barnaby Joyce on the new sustainable diversion limits.
Wednesday, 13 April 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (635)/Comments (0)/
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Rural paradise turns into 'living nightmare' for Farmer Pat's family

Rural paradise turns into 'living nightmare' for Farmer Pat's family

ABC Gregg Borschmann 13th April

NSW grain grower and sheep grazier Pat Murphy lives next door to one of Australia's biggest open-cut coal mines at Maules Creek. But in an apparent bureaucratic oversight, no limits were placed on levels of noise or air pollution on the Murphy property. Gregg Borschmann reports. 
Wednesday, 13 April 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Media Release - A Camera on Gallipoli

Media Release - A Camera on Gallipoli

Narrabri Shire Council

The Australian War Memorial’s digital exhibition A camera on Gallipoli, featuring First World War photographs taken by Sir Charles Ryan, will open at Narrabri Library on 18th April 2016.

In 1914, at the age of 61, Sir Charles Ryan was appointed consulting surgeon to the AIF, embarking from Melbourne in October towards the Middle East and on to Gallipoli. 
Wednesday, 13 April 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (573)/Comments (0)/
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NSW Sustaining the Basin Irrigated farm modernisation

NSW Sustaining the Basin Irrigated farm modernisation

Round 7 IFWUEA Extension

An additional week has been added to the deadline for Irrigated Farm Water Use Efficiency Assessments (IFWUEAs), for North West NSW irrigators wishing to apply toRound 7 of the Sustaining the Basin Irrigated Farm Modernisation (STBIFM) program.

Irrigators in the Lower Namoi, NSW Border Rivers and Barwon Darling catchments now have until Friday 22 April 2016 instead of Friday 15 April 2016 to submit their IFWUEA.
Monday, 11 April 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (578)/Comments (0)/
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DESTINATION NSW TO STEP IN FOR INLAND TOURISM

DESTINATION NSW TO STEP IN FOR INLAND TOURISM

Member for Barwon Kevin Humphries said he was disappointed to learn that the Inland NSW Tourism Board has appointed an administrator.

Inland NSW Tourism was the Regional Tourism Organisation (RTO) covering more than 25% of NSW including the New England North West, Central NSW and Outback NSW and went into administration on Friday.

Thursday, 7 April 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (571)/Comments (0)/
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THE CHILDREN ARE NOT HAPPY ABOUT THE WATER CUTS

THE CHILDREN ARE NOT HAPPY ABOUT THE WATER CUTS

St Josephs Catholic School Wee Waa

This week Steve Carolan attended St Josephs School to explain what it would mean to the school and the community if the loss of water that the proposed Murray Darling Basin Plan is about to sign off on will do to the school.

It will take the community back to permanent drought. The example was given that if the school went back to how it was in 2008 it would loose 50 students and 6 staff.

Is this what we want for our community here is Steve talking to the children and they will be writing to the Minister for Agriculture to let him know that they are not happy.

Thursday, 7 April 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (769)/Comments (0)/
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Santos embroiled in company’s collapse

Santos embroiled in company’s collapse

Courier Mail 7 April

RESOURCES giant Santos has been embroiled in a ­dispute over $6 million of ­allegedly unpaid work on its central Queensland LNG pipeline. Murarrie-based Lean Field Developments went into voluntary administration earlier this year owing
Thursday, 7 April 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Measles alert: four people with measles have been in planes, surgeries, hospitals

Measles alert: four people with measles have been in planes, surgeries, hospitals

SMH Harriet Alexander Health Reporter

Recent plane passengers, hostel residents, hospital and medical centre patients are among those at risk of developing measles following confirmed cases of the highly contagious disease in Sydney in late March and early April.

NSW Health has issued a community alert after four people with measles are known to have been in close contact with large groups of people while they were still infectious but before they were diagnosed.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/national/health/measles-alert-four-people-with-measles-have-been-in-planes-surgeries-hospitals-20160406-go023g.html#ixzz45fvtJZQq 
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Wednesday, 6 April 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Environmental concerns raised over NSW coal seam gas water plant

Environmental concerns raised over NSW coal seam gas water plant

ABC News 6th April

CSG water plant construction at Narrabri will continue as court case adjourned

Construction of a coal seam gas (CSG) waste water treatment plant in north-western New South Wales will continue for the time being after a court case challenging its approval was adjourned in Sydney.

A group calling for greater scrutiny of the Santos plant at the Pilliga State Forest near Narrabri was set to tell the Land and Environment court it had serious concerns about the approvals process and potential environmental impacts of the facility.

Key points:

Santos wants to build CSG waste water treatment plant near Narrabri

Opponents say environmental impacts not properly considered

Santos says ample comment opportunity given, and process was "rigorous"

Wednesday, 6 April 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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