Archive for the ‘Gwydir Shire’ Category

Archie – back home to Warialda
A young female koala named “Archie” was rescued at Warialda, dehydrated and unwell due to chlamydia, during the extreme heat of February. When Archie was taken into care, she was quickly transported to Port MacQuarie’s Koala Hospital, as local Veterinarian Michelle Coulton identified that due to her young age,...
Volunteer Sid jumps into action for the Warialda Show
After an absence of over 10 years, dog high-jumping will be back at the Warialda Show this Saturday evening. Last Friday, Warialda P&A volunteer, Sid Conway, watched by his human, David, tried out the new jump made by Alan Campbell at the Warialda Showground, and gave the new jump the...
Council seeking help to develop Ageing strategy
Gwydir Shire Council is seeking expressions of interest from caring and compassionate community members who are interested in participating in the development of Gwydir Shire Council’s Ageing Strategy, and the development of Dementia Friendly Communities in Warialda and Bingara. A dementia-friendly community is a place where people living with dementia...
Great prizes on offer at Easterfish
The region’s keen anglers will find favourite spots at Copeton Dam, the Gwydir River to the junction of the Horton River and also the Horton River over Easter to take part in the annual Bingara Easterfish competition. Bingara Anglers Club President, Stuart Lanagan, told The Gwydir News that fish are...
Huge day planned for Warialda races
Get your backside trackside for this year’s annual Coolatai Anipro Rural Warialda Race Cup on this Saturday April 13. Come along and enjoy the spectacle of a country racing tradition that began in Warialda in 1853. Gates are open from 11:30am with the thrilling first race, the Maiden Plate, running...
Author Talk – Nicole Alexander
Bingara Library presents bestselling author Nicole Alexander. Nicole will be at The Roxy Theatre where she will transport you between 1901 and 1940, across the red dirt of South Australia to the buffalo plains of the Northern Territory. Her latest novel Stone Country tells the story of Ross Grant as he finds...
Farming families have a night out, thanks to Gwydir Council
The first three Gwydir Farming Families gatherings held last week, to support drought affected local farmers, have been resounding successes, with a strong attendance at each of the evening events.  Over 75 people attended the event at Gravesend on Wednesday night. The next night, 130 turned out at Upper Horton,...
Bingara slam dunks upgraded covered basketball court
Bingara Central School students and members of the local community will now be slam dunking in the shade, with a $113,734 NSW Government-funded upgrade of the basketball court, including an allweather cover and lighting, now complete. Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall visited the school last week to inspect...
$200,000 GRANT FOR NEW WARIALDA PARK, SO EVERYONE CAN PLAY
NORTHERN Tablelands MP Adam Marshall recently announced a grant of $200,000 from the State Government to help Gwydir Shire Council construct the region’s very first all-abilities park, in Warialda. Mr Marshall said Council would contribute $240,000 to the ground-breaking project, which will see the creation of a welcoming and comfortable...
Honey Festival this Saturday
The 2019 Regional Australia Bank Warialda Honey Festival is finally here - this Saturday 2nd March. “This year the event will run from 2pm – 7pm and it is jam packed with entertainment, rides and stalls,” said committee member, Nikki Adams. The festival will kick off at 2pm with the...