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FROM BINGARA TO BEIJING
Congratulations Lachlan Starr! As a finalist of the Head On Student Prize 2019, Lachlan’s work has been selected for inclusion in the international 'The World in the Eyes of Youth' exhibition to be shown in Beijing. Winners will be offered an all inclusive trip to China during Photo Beijing 2019. This is...
Bingara Hatchery mans the ARK to save fish stocks
The Bingara Hatchery members are doing their bit to rescue fish stocks in the North West.  They have teamed up with the state government to help prevent the devastation that was witnessed in summer fish kills in the Murray Darling. If only it would rain! Story below by Lydia Bilton,September 23,...
Bingara hosts Charity Bowls Day for Community Comfort Fund
The Bingara Bowls Committee hosted their inaugural Bowls Charity Day, raising funds for the Bingara Community Comfort Fund. “We had an excellent turn out raising $414 that has already been donated directly to another two recipients,” said Cr Catherine Egan. The Community Comfort Fund is a local charity where funds...
Bingara Caravan Park to undergo massive upgrades
The popular Riverside Caravan Park situated on the Gwydir River at Bingara will soon receive a major revamp with the Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall announcing a $231,395 State Government grant to upgrade the park’s amenities block and construct a new caretaker’s residence. Mr Marshall visited the caravan park with...
Hope in the drought for koalas
This year has been incredibly busy for local koala rescues as a result of the persistent drought conditions, with a strong outcome of many sick or injured koalas returning back to their home territory.  Five healthy young koalas being successfully rescued and released thanks to specialist care and advice from...
Pulse festival comes alive this Friday
Much effort, time and planning has been involved to create the Pulse of the Earth Festival, which promises to be a marvellous event. Happening this weekend from Friday 6th to Sunday 8th September at The Living Classroom, the program is indeed full to capacity. “The committee is extremely excited for...
Have you noticed these beautiful signs?
Last Christmas Day, two Gwydir Ark members took some visitors for a drive by the Gwydir River at Bingara and came across a hand drawn sign asking people not to remove fallen trees or branches as our animals need homes, signed by the ‘Next Generation’. It turned out that...
Pulse of the Earth and Groundswell Festival nearly here
Current drought conditions are testing everyone in our community. You are invited to grab your friends, take a decent break and be part of this exciting festival. To be held this weekend September 6, 7 and 8 at The Living Classroom in Bingara; highlights include: Free entry and free...
Signs show the way in the Gwydir River
Recently erected entry signage and plantings have sprung up across the Gwydir River foreshore at Bingara in the final stages of its drought relief funding. This signage was vital to install to allow locals and visitors to easily identify each area as some locations are known by multiple names....
Artists, farmers and scientists kick-start regeneration
Most people think that art belongs in art galleries, hanging on walls or sitting on plinths. Not the nine artists who make up the unique art project with the absurdly long name, “An Artist, A Farmer, and a Scientist walk into a bar…” (the AFS project). These artists believe...