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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...
Bingara container return champions
Bingara residents, assisted by Warialda people, have collected more than a quarter of a million eligible drink containers since the Return and Earn scheme began in December last year. “Last week, we hit 250,000,” owner of Bingara IGA and Hardware, John Bishton, said. “Some of the good folk from Warialda...
Bingara Library to find new home in Civic Centre
The Bingara community will soon have a much larger and more user-friendly modern local library, at new premises, thanks to a $200,000 grant from the NSW government, Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall announced today. Last Friday, Mr Marshall was joined by Gwydir Shire Councillors and local library staff to discuss the...
ANZAC spirit continues to grow
Large crowds turned out for both the Dawn Service and the traditional ANZAC Day march in Bingara on Anzac Day. Over 50 students from Bingara Central School marched alongside Returned Servicemen and women. Several students proudly wore their relatives medals. Those marching were applauded by crowds who gathered along the...
Calling all league fans (and your mates)
Paul Sironen, former International Rugby League player and Balmain Tiger, will be guest speaker at the inaugural Bingara Men’s Health Night, “It’s a Bloke Thing” on Thursday, 3rd May. Paul was 1983 Dally M Rookie of the Year, Dally M Second Rower of the year in 1990, and Dally M...
Close knit friendship for a good cause
Bingara’s Home Support Tuesday morning tea group have been very busy, knitting for premature babies. The ladies began knitting beanies, cardigans and booties after some saw a story on Prime television about the need for such garments. The tiny articles of clothing will be sent to Ronald McDonald house in Tamworth. Next...
People power to prevail in the face of Big 4 branch closures
In a matter of weeks, Bingara’s 1400 residents will see the closure of a bank that has long played an important role in many of their lives. It’s an all-too-familiar story that’s played out in hundreds of small towns across Australia. The encouraging news is that this time the story...
Splash of cash will kick off long awaited pool upgrades
Diving into the Bingara Pool will no longer knock the breath out of your lungs, thanks to a $229,834 project funded by the NSW Government that promises to keep the water at a balmy 28 degrees throughout the winter months. With the pool now closed for winter, Member for Northern...
Local man takes the reins at the Imperial Hotel
Jason Coss, who grew up in Bingara before moving away to pursue a career in hospitality, has taken on the lease of the Imperial Hotel.  For the past eight or nine months, Jason has worked for the hotel’s owners, Erik and Noelene Ozols, and takes over on Tuesday, April 3. [caption...