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Bangalow adopts Bingara
The ongoing drought is impacting rural Australia severely with 100% of NSW & 60% of QLD now drought declared. It's very hard to focus on the negative in such circumstances, but sometimes from crisis something great can happen.  This is the case in Bingara where some sectors are "doing it tough". Bangalow, a...
Adam bats for an upgrade at Bingara’s Gwydir Oval
MP chasing down $450,000 for upgrade works Bingara’s Gwydir Oval has been the town’s bustling sporting hub for decades, playing host to cricket, rugby league, oz tag, rugby union, league tag and Bingara Central School’s sports days, and now there’s an exciting plan to upgrade the ageing amenities block and...
NSW Governor to visit Warialda and Bingara
Warialda and Bingara will both be on the NSW Governor’s itinerary when Governor of New South Wales visits the region next week. His Excellency The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d), and Mrs Linda Hurley will be visiting Warialda, Bingara, Bundarra and Barraba between Monday and Thursday. His...
Locals ‘do their bit’ for drought
With 99 percent of New South Wales in severe drought, Bingara Wattle Arts and Crafts have instigated a collection of groceries, toiletries, and money to assist farmers battling drought. Unfortunately, perishable items requiring refrigeration cannot be accepted. Items can be left at the Bingara Wattle shop, the Bingara Laundromat or...
Where there’s a need, there is a Lion
A very pleasant morning at the Roxy Café last Thursday saw the Bingara Lions Club giving back to the community of Bingara once again. Representatives from five community groups were on hand to receive cheques from the club. Nicole Dixon from the Bingara Swimming Club, Tony Miller from the Bingara...
Bingara Wattle Arts and Crafts give back to the community
Bingara school girl, Sarah Heaton, who will attend a music workshop in Italy in January was recently presented with a cheque from the directors of Bingara Wattle Arts and Crafts. Sarah will be playing the trumpet at the workshops and concerts in Italy. Sarah Heaton receiving...
Laying down the lawn in time for the Orange Festival
Small shrubs in the centre gardens in Maitland Street, Bingara, have made way for lawn. According to Gwydir Shire Council staff, the changes were made to comply with safety regulations, and to refresh the appearance of the street. So far, the changes seem to have received a ‘thumbs up’ from the public. With...
New televisions get a great reception at Touriandi
Representatives from Friends of Touriandi were very pleased to present two 65 inch Smart televisions to the residents of Touriandi Lodge recently. The new televisions were bought with money raised by catering for functions and more recently the Kamahl Concert. “We would like to thank the community for the ongoing support...
Laundromat proving popular
The owners of the new Bingara Laundromat have found their new business venture to be very well received by visitors to the town and local people alike. Travellers are delighted to find there is now somewhere they can do their washing, dry it quickly and get back on the...
New three month NSW gun amnesty starts July 1
Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall has urged those across the region with an unregistered or unwanted firearm to take advantage of the next NSW Firearm Amnesty, from 1 July to 30 September 2018. Mr Marshall said last year’s National Firearm Amnesty was extremely successful, with the NSW Police Force netting...