Latest News

Things of Stone and Wood to appear in Bingara
Bingara and district Vision 2020 has secured the band Things of Stone and Wood to play at the Pulse Festival on September 6. About 30 years ago a rag-tag bunch of folkies got together and formed a band called Things of Stone and Wood that went on to define Melbourne...
Northern Senator calls ‘stumps’
Tributes flowed for Inverell based Senator John (Wacka) Williams who will retire from politics on June 30, after he delivered his last speech to the Senate last month. Senator John Williams delivering his valedictory speech. In his Valedictory speech, in front of over 250 guests in the...
Thousands of Yellowbelly fingerlings released into Copeton Dam
Around 30,000 Golden Perch fingerlings now have a new place to call home, after being released last Tuesday into Copeton Dam, near Inverell, following an 830-kilometre journey from the Narrandera Fisheries Centre. Member for Northern Tablelands, Adam Marshall, along with fishing club members from Inverell, joined...
Stalwarts from both towns remembered before local derby
Players, officials and spectators paused for a minute’s silence to pay respects to recently deceased Gwydir Shire residents before the local derby between the Warialda Wombats and the Bingara Bullets at the Warialda Recreation Ground on Sunday. It was a very moving tribute to Ian McGregor, Elsa Cleal, Kevin Hawkins...
Cancer survivor to speak at Warialda Library
According to the Cancer Council, one in two Australians will be diagnosed with cancer by the age of 85. Every Australian will be impacted by their own cancer diagnosis or the care of a loved one who has this insidious disease. Author Jo Spicer is a cancer survivor, diagnosed with...
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...
“The Party” is back on…and you’re invited to join in!
The North West Theatre Company is delighted to announce that their production of the hilarious Australian play “It’s My Party (& I’ll Die if I Want To)” by Elizabeth Coleman, is back in rehearsal and will be performed at The Roxy Theatre on June 15, 16, 21, 22 and...
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...
Country Education Foundation CEO visit to empower community
Country Education Foundation of Australia (CEF) CEO Wendy Cohen is touring the Gwydir Shire next month in support of education and training for our next generation. Gwydir Learning Region Country Education Fund is part of the CEF network, which provides financial assistance and encouragement to school leavers and young people...
New generator puts Touriandi in ‘powerful’ position
The Board, management and residents at Touriandi Lodge at Bingara are confident a newly purchased generator will ensure the comfort of residents during power outages. This generator has been purchased as an upgrade from the previous. The original generator did not have the capacity to run the entire facility. “When...