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Earth still pulsing after the weekend’s festival
The Earth’s pulse was in overdrive over the weekend for the inaugural Pulse of the Festival, hosted at the Living Classroom in Bingara. The blustery weather blew visitors in who were as far away as Victoria to Queensland, coupled with a sprinkling of international visitors. “Friday night was disappointing in...
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...
Feeling All Strung Out?
Come to the Roxy Theatre Saturday 14th September and let the dreamy jazz of George Washingmachine wash away the dust of everyday life. George, a jazz violinist and singer, hails from Sydney and doesn’t play second fiddle to anyone. After returning from a seven week tour of Europe including festivals...
Pulse festival comes alive this Friday
Much effort, time and planning has been involved to create the Pulse of the Earth Festival, which promises to be a marvellous event. Happening this weekend from Friday 6th to Sunday 8th September at The Living Classroom, the program is indeed full to capacity. “The committee is extremely excited for...
Great Birdwatching in Bingara
The running water in the Gwydir attracted the North West NSW Birdwatching Group to conduct a birding outing around Bingara on Sunday 25th August,2019. Participants came from Narrabri, Moree, Delungra, Inverell as well as Bingara to see the great range of birds that the Bingara area has to offer. Colin...
Have you noticed these beautiful signs?
Last Christmas Day, two Gwydir Ark members took some visitors for a drive by the Gwydir River at Bingara and came across a hand drawn sign asking people not to remove fallen trees or branches as our animals need homes, signed by the ‘Next Generation’. It turned out that...
Pulse of the Earth and Groundswell Festival nearly here
Current drought conditions are testing everyone in our community. You are invited to grab your friends, take a decent break and be part of this exciting festival. To be held this weekend September 6, 7 and 8 at The Living Classroom in Bingara; highlights include: Free entry and free...
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....
A sunny Saturday at Ceramic Break Sculpture Park
Phenomenal pyrography, stimulating sculpture and the announcement of a Winner! What more could we want on a sunny Saturday, September 7th at Ceramic Break Sculpture Park? The gates open at 12 noon, lunch, refreshments, exercise and Art are provided all it needs is for you to come and enjoy the...