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Tickets announced for Unleash The Black Dog Ball
Tickets for the 2017 Unleash the Black Dog Ball will shortly go on sale, with organisers announcing the availability through Try Booking at 9.00am on Saturday 19th August. The ball will again be held at the remarkable Roxy Theatre on Saturday 7th October, and it’s sure to be an extraordinary...
242 Angus Bulls to sell
Two hundred and forty two Angus Bulls are to be sold at this year’s annual Booroomooka Angus Bull Sale which is to be held on the Property Keera at 12 noon on Friday 18th August. The Bulls will be yarded and available for inspection from 9am. The Westpac Helicopter...
Bingara (and beyond) like that old time rock ‘n’ roll
(with apologies to Bob Seger) Already, people are booking to come to the Bingara Orange Festival next year, purely on the strength of the theme. Dancers show their moves at the Bingara Orange Festival. Photo courtesy Garry Voysey. It is undeniable that this year’s Rock n Roll themed...
Youngsters in Gwydir get to know their Councillors
Last week local librarian Gail Phillpott was very busy celebrating local government week, organising a number of activities in the Bingara and Warialda libraries and in events run in conjunction with the Bingara Pre-school and the Bingara Centrelink Agency. Cr. Egan reading to the younger children...
‘Gilly’ Pony Club Volunteer of the Year Award recipient
Earlier this year Bingara Pony Club nominated Mr John ‘Gilly’ Gill for the Pony Club Volunteer of the Year Award. Last week it was announced that John Gill and David Shouten, both from zone 8 had been successful in receiving this very prestigious award. Launched in 2010, the award is acknowledgement...
One big night for two good causes
This Saturday will be a big night at The Imperial Hotel. Bingara Scrapheap Adventure Riders and Westpac Rescue Helicopter are holding a huge fundraising night with great entertainment by 3 Mile Junction and Murray Hartin. Some fantastic auction items will be up for grabs. The auction will be conducted by...
Central School Thomson Cup fun
Bingara Central School’s Fraser House won the march at the annual Thomson Cup sports last Friday, and went on to take overall honours on the day. The three houses, Bradman, (yellow), Laver (green), and Fraser (red), marched with pride from the school, along Finch Street, up Maitland Street, turning into...
Oo la la, it’s not all about the Ooline Tree
With the winter upon us and spring never too far away the threatened species group Gwydir Ark is trying to maximise the opportunities offered by these seasons. Unlike many parts of the world where the winter snows stop many species in their tracks and ensure that only the strongest...
GPS selection for top TAS shooter
The Armidale School’s Tom Southwell has been selected into the Combined AAGPS shooting team, following a consistent performance at the Great Public Schools championships at Hornsby Rifle Range in Sydney on 18-19 July. It will be a memorable 18th birthday for Tom, from ‘Valley Heights’ Bingara, who will come of...
Bingara says keep Rock n Roll
Response to the question about future Orange Festivals has been very strongly in favour of keeping the Rock n Roll theme for the next few years at least When the question was raised on the Bingara Advocate’s Facebook page in conjunction with coupons to cut out and return, response was...