Archive for the ‘Rural’ Category

International Women’s Day honour for former Bingara girl
‘Woman’s Day’ magazine chose to celebrate International Women’s Day, March 8 by recognising nine inspiring women, including former Bingara girl, Mrs Bec Hourigan, daughter of Mrs Louise Faint of Bingara. This amazing young woman has spent many years travelling stock routes in NSW while being mother and teacher to her...
Do you have Harrissia Cactus on your property?
The community is invited to participate in a survey so that the Harrisia Cactus Working Group has true and correct information with which to move forward. Access the survey >>
Strong turnout for Bingara races
The hard work of the Bingara Jockey Club’s committee in preparing for this year’s Bingara Cup, held on Saturday, certainly paid off. Racegoers were met with green lawn around the main grandstand area and under the red sails, thanks to a three-month watering program by volunteers. ...
Upper Horton Campdraft & Rodeo cancelled
For only the second time since its inception, there will be no New Year rodeo at Upper Horton this year. The rodeo which was to be held on Monday, December 31, has been postponed due to a lack of entries, largely due to the on-going tough drought conditions. The only...
New local Landcare Coordinator
Bingara woman, Julie Reddan, has been appointed to the position of Northern Slopes Landcare Association’s new Local Landcare Coordinator. Julie comes from a rural background growing up on her parents’ property near Bingara. She has completed a Degree in Agriculture and worked within the rural industry in many forms with her previous work. Currently, Julie and her husband Allan and their three...
Hunt for the Regent Honeyeater
On Sunday September 9, members of the citizen science group Gwydir Ark will be heading out in search of the rare Regent Honeyeater. Offering an invitation to others wanting to seek out the Regent Honeyeater or with an interest in natural history and conservation, members of the group will meet...
Total clearance at Booroomooka
The annual Booroomooka Angus on property Bull sale last Friday saw a complete clearance of the 217 bulls on offer. The top price was $28,000 for Booroomooka Marscay M570, a Te Mania Emperor E343 son. Buyer was Tim Reid, Melon Pastoral Company, through Landmark Goulburn.  The bull was purchased in partnership...
Gwydir Ark exploring Borah Road
Members of the public are invited to attend a walk, conducted by Gwydir Ark, along Borah Road next Sunday morning. The walk will take in areas of both natural and historical interest. Moreton Bay fig A Wedge tail Eagle, Yellow Eastern Robins and a group of mutated...
Four days to rethink your farming, your life and your health
On Monday May 7 to Thursday May 10 the Northern Slopes Landcare Association and the Gwydir Learning Region will host a Certificate in Nutrition Farming Certificate at The Living Classroom in Bingara. They will be four days that may well positively change your life. Shelley McDouall, from Northern Slopes Landcare...
Biological control? – ‘Handle with care!’
There would be few nastier plants in farming or grazing operations than Tiger Pear. Retired Weeds Officer for Gwydir, Les Tanner shows how important it is to Handle With Care! Its rope-like stems are covered with needle sharp spikes that can spear through socks and boots and...