Archive for the ‘General’ Category

Spot the (local) koalas
In response to the excitement surrounding the recent koala sightings in the Bingara area, Gwydir Ark would like to invite interested people to attend our first walk for 2019. This walk will take place in an area where there have been koala sightings and we will be eagerly trying...
Term 1 at Bingara U3A
Bingara U3A has just published its list of activities for the first term of 2019. “We have some interesting and fun events for the start of this year” said President, Linda McDouall but “firstly thanks to all of you who attended U3A activities in Bingara last year. We are...
Clean Up Australia Day almost here
2019 Clean Up Australia Day registrations are open, so it’s time to check out rubbish hotspots in your neighbourhood and challenge your friends and family to make 2019 the year when change starts with you. Businesses are encouraged to focus their action on Clean Up Day - Tuesday 26 February...
Australia Day Ambassador inspired by Roxy Theatre
While some of the 300 Australia Day Ambassadors were, according to Bingara’s Ambassador, “making lamingtons or riding camels”, on Australia Day, Yianni Johns was delighted and inspired to be at the Roxy Theatre, which he described as gorgeous. Bingara’s Australia Day Ambassador, Yianni Johns, speaking at...
Home from West of the Divide Band Tour
On January 28 at approximately 10.45pm, a very tired (but very excited) Bingara local - Sarah Heaton - touched down at Sydney airport after a two-week West of the Divide Wind Band Tour of Italy, Croatia and Slovenia. Also on the tour were Warialda High School students, Louisa Gilmour...
Calling ALL MEN to Average Joe-GA for 2019
You may have heard of yoga before but have you heard of Average Joe-GA? This is a men’s only yoga class for the awesome Average Joes out there who need to give their body a really good stretch, and maybe enjoy a bit of relaxation as well. If you are...
Koalas in trouble
The heat wave conditions that have swept the state are also currently being experienced by our koalas, putting them under great stress. The main reason for their stress is that there is very little moisture in the leaves that they eat and rely on as this is their only...
Fingerlings released into the Gwydir River at Bingara
Bingara Anglers Club President Stuart Lanagan, and committee member Steve Apthorpe were delighted to take delivery of 8,000 Murray Cod fingerlings on Tuesday afternoon. The fingerlings were released at the boat ramp. NSW DPI’s annual Murray Cod stockings have been completed across NSW impoundments with additional strategic river stockings this...
Touriandi to turn on home charm furnishing with $25,000 funding
A STATE Government grant of $25,00 will give elderly residents at Bingara’s Touriandi Lodge a more modern and homely furnishing makeover. Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall said residents in the aged care home’s dementia wing will benefit the most with new lounge and dining furniture. Touriandi Lodge Board...
Tree-changer to share his enthusiasm for country life
Yianni Johns, artist and curator will be Bingara’s Australia Day Ambassador. Yianni Johns has been painting for decades and has had exhibitions of his art in many states of Australia, and internationally in New York, Montreal, Paris and Beijing. Yianni Johns Yianni has a Bachelor of Arts...