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Leanne plans another ‘pink night’ in Bingara
After she lost her sister Kym to cancer 12 years ago, Bingara woman, Leanne Kilmore has been a tireless campaigner raising money to fund research into this insidious disease. Leanne Kilmore (2nd from left) and friends at the 2017 "Pink Night”. For the past seven years, she...
Gwydir Community Business Awards – Closing Soon
Nominations are closing soon for the 2018 Gwydir Community Business Awards.  Be sure to support your favourite employee or business or nominate your own. If you have a business in the Gwydir Shire, no matter how big or how small, no matter what it is that you do, and no matter how super busy you...
Koala food project underway
As part of a Koala Food Project funded through North West Local Land Services and supported by the Gwydir Shire Council and Northern Slopes Landcare, a Koala Food Tree garden is being planted by the Gwydir Ark Threatened Species group at The Living Classroom in Bingara. ...
Willoughby provides drought assistance for Gwydir farmers
Gwydir Shire’s sister city, Willoughby has chipped in to help the farming community of the Gwydir Shire, with a $10,000 donation. Gwydir Shire Mayor, John Coulton received the generous donation when he and staff members attended the Chatswood Sprint Fair. Gwydir Mayor, John Coulton (centre) receiving a...
Date change for 2019 Bingara Race meeting
The date for the 2019 Bingara Jockey Club race meeting has been changed from the original date allocated by Racing NSW, Saturday January 26 (Australia Day) to another date, also allocated by Racing NSW. The new allocated date is Saturday, March 9, 2019. “Hopefully this date will be more kind...
Deputy Prime Minister tastes Croppa Creek hospitality
Road infrastructure, the behaviour of politicians and the Inland Rail were the main topics of discussion when Deputy Prime Minister, Michael McCormack, Member for Parkes and Assistant Trade Minister Mark Coulton, and State Member for Northern Tablelands and Minister for Tourism, Adam Marshall, plus about 70 local people got...
Spring exhibition excites crowds at Ceramic Break
At Ceramic Break Sculpture Park the first day of spring was welcomed with the opening on Saturday 1st September. The day was sunny and the visitors cheery as they wended their way through The Parade of Heroes to see the Art Show, ‘Three Perspectives’ and the ‘Inaugural Travelling Quilts...
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...
Hay-lelujah for Bangalow
The second run of donated items from Bangalow Adopts Bingara made their way to the Bingara Showgrounds on Sunday. A total of 84 round bales of grass hay and four 44-gallon drums of molasses was delivered, which saw 15 rural rate payers lucky enough to receive assistance. “I was contacted...
Dabble in the Dust and Moor Street Art Opening a great success
One hundred and twenty people received red carpet treatment on Friday night including champagne and celeb photos (thanks to Nikki Adams) on entry, great food and art, entertainment courtesy of MC Dan Gilmour and auctioneer James Gilmour, ably assisted by veteran Geoff Smith. The drought fund auction raised $3,500 thanks...