Archive for the ‘Gwydir Shire’ Category

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...
Ceramic Break’s Triennial Acquisitive Sculpture Competition winner to be announced
What a ripper this weekend is shaping up to be for the Gwydir Shire Community. On Saturday 7th September at 12 noon, 2 exhibitions open at Ceramic Break Sculpture Park and we will announce the winner of our first Triennial Sculpture Competition. Across the Shire there is more than enough...
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....
Your talent on stage at the ‘Pulse of the Earth’ Festival.
How would you like to be an entrant in the ‘Pulse of the Earth Talent Quest’ on Saturday August 7? The North West Theatre Company is hosting and judging the event at the Festival. The many ‘grey nomads’ who journey around Australia have already been invited to enter as the...
Faraway Domes takes home Gold at the 2019 Regional Tourism Awards
Warialda district tourism destination, Faraway Domes has been awarded the best New Tourism Business in regional New South Wales, just nine months after welcoming its first guests. Leading regional tourism businesses, events, and visitor experiences were recognised at the 2019 Destination Country and Outback and Destination Riverina Murray Regional Tourism...
Another festival for Bingara
Fresh off the back of the Annual Bingara Orange Festival which attracted over 5000 people this year, another festival is on Bingara’s horizon. The legendary Melbourne folk  band Things Of Stone And Wood will be playing at the Pulse of the Earth Festival in Bingara on Friday 6th September. It...
Red Carpet walk for Black Dog
With only a few days until the third Unleash the Black Dog Ball, organisers have all but finalised the sparkling touches of this years ‘giving back to the Gwydir’ theme, and the event is shaping up to be marvellous. Photo by Nikki Rose Images. Federal Member...
Small Business Minister and Commissioner take a tour of Bingara businesses
NSW State Minister for Small Business, Damien Tudehope and the NSW Small Business Commissioner, Robyn Hobbs OAM, combined a visit to the Gwydir Council last Thursday morning with a street walk through Bingara. Damien Tudehope and his wife, Diane, with NSW Small Business Commissioner, Robyn Hobbs...
A major goal for Bingara sports: revamped Gwydir Oval Grandstand
Big crowds will be will now be able to pack into Gwydir Oval to cheer on Bingara’s sporting teams with major upgrade work to the old grandstand officially complete, Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall announced this week. The home of football in Bingara has undergone a major transformation with the...
A New Year for Bingara U3A
Bingara U3A has just published its list of activities for the third term of 2019. “This is the start of our new year and also the start of Term 3.” said President, Linda McDouall “Thanks to all who attended courses in Term 2 and extra thanks to the people...