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Local fauna to benefit from nest boxes
Gwydir Shire Council staff have installed a number of boxes at the northern end of the local heavy vehicle bypass, to benefit birds and other wildlife. Nest boxes are an important aspect to wildlife conservation in any areas where natural nesting hollows are not available. The boxes have been installed...
Under the Spotlights’ we’re ready to “showcase” local talents.
Tanya Heaton as one of The Andrews Sisters will score a hit at the Showcase with “The Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” and is all smiles on the NWTC float. The North West Theatre Company members are ready to delight their audiences at The Roxy Theatre with...
Floats return to Festival parade
John Wearne and Paul Moulton drove the North West Theatre Company float, with members taking part in the ‘Showcase 2018’ this weekend riding on the back. After an absence of several years due to insurance issues, floats made a welcome return to the Bingara Orange Festival...
Bingara Orange Festival ‘rocks on’
This year’s Bingara Orange Festival attracted arguably the biggest crowd yet. Marketing and Promotions Team Leader at Gwydir Shire, Georgia Standerwick, said feedback after the festival had been immense. “It’s great publicity for the town, I think we are onto a winner with that theme.” Jill...
The Gwydir Health Hub to open soon
There has been much interest in the building of a new premises in the main street of Bingara over recent months. It will be opening very soon and a whole new range of options for those interested in yoga and wellbeing and keeping their body in the healthiest state...
Something for everyone in Theatre Company’s ‘SHOWCASE’
“All the worlds a stage, and all the men and women merely players!” Thus wrote Shakespeare, years ago, along with words and stories that have stood the test of time.  It is great fun to play around with words and songs, and a great pleasure for the North West Theatre...
Orange Police warn off thieves
This Friday, children from Bingara Central School and Preschool will be let loose to pick oranges from the trees growing in Finch Street and at Gwydir Oval, Bingara. The ceremony begins at 12pm, outside the Bingara RSL Club, and pays respect to the town’s fallen soldiers and celebrates our freedom....
Carbon Science: Science Culture workshops excite learning
‘An artist, a farmer and a scientist walk into a bar …’ is a quirky title for an amazing process of learning and discovery. The idea, that these three people can engage in conversation around common subjects led to the Carbon Science: Carbon Culture Workshops at The Living Classroom...
Bingara prepares to party
Residents and visitors to Bingara are getting in to mood to Rock ‘n’ roll. The RSL Club got the ball rolling on Saturday night, with ‘You’re Never too old to Rock n Roll. On Friday Orange picking will be held, and will also see the opening of ‘Sew Much More’...
Top dogs perform at Upper Horton
The 32nd Annual Horton Valley Championship dog trial was held on the June long weekend with four days of excellent dog trialling and good entries. Les Everleigh, Championship Open Yard Winner with his dog, Rum. Considering the very dry weather special mention must go to the people...