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Caravans roll in
Organisers of the Australian Caravan Club’s muster have already arrived at the Bingara Showground and have begun setting up for a full week of activities next week. Organiser and Vice President of the event, Tom Smith, told the Advocate that about 90 caravans would arrive on Friday, with another 90...
Big guns turn out for Black Dog ball
To get the Deputy Prime Minister, the Deputy Premier, another State government Minister, plus two other politicians into Bingara’s Roxy Theatre for a ball is no mean feat, but the organisers of the Unleash the Black Dog Ball achieved that on Saturday night. In addition, Local Government was well represented...
Pony Club stalwarts recognised with Life Membership
Two people with life-time involvement with the Bingara Pony Club have been awarded life membership of the club.  Brenda Pankhurst and Scott Brown were presented with their Life membership badges at the conclusion of Pony Camp. Brenda Pankhurst has had a long involvement with Pony Camp as a rider, a parent...
Mother and daughter team pull in giant cod
Keen anglers taking part in the Angers Club’s Marty Turner Memorial fishing competition, Tanya Lanagan and her daughter, Rebecca Moore were surprised when what Tanya described as “a child’s fishing rod, with a line you could snap with your hands” yielded a 60 pound Murray Cod. ...
Fishing competition aids Cancer Council
Sixteen Yellowbelly (Golden Perch) were weighed in during the Bingara Anglers Club’s Marty Turner Memorial fishing competition on the October long weekend. Winners of the Marty Turner Memorial fishing competition, Blake Fletcher and Anna Bridges. Anglers Club President, Stuart Lanagan, with young angler,...
Veterans Week of Golf Returns to Bingara
Veteran golfers from across NSW and Bingara returned to Bingara last week to compete for the Mac Dufty Trophy during the Bingara Veterans Week of Golf. This tournament is a NSW Veteran Golf sanctioned event and attracted golfers from across NSW and QLD. After a year in abeyance, the event...
Gwydir Ark presents a Fauna survey workshop
There is an air of excitement about. More and more people are getting out in nature and becoming inspired by the intricacies they observe. Gwydir Shire has recently been abuzz with conversations about the koala sightings. People are interested and enthusiastic to know more. Photo by...
Saleo Saleo, Unleash the Black Dog going under the hammer!
There are only days to go until the 2017 Unleash the Black Dog Ball, and the charity auction list has just been released. If you’re not going to the ball, don’t despair! Thanks to Gold Sponsors of the event, AuctionsPlus anybody, anywhere can bid on both live and silent...
Gwydir Community Business Awards – nominations close this Friday
Time is running out to nominate your favourite employee or business for this year’s Gwydir Community Business and Education Awards. Now in its 20th year the awards aim to celebrate the achievements of local Vocational Education students and businesses throughout the shire. The awards are broken up into five categories: Senior...
Australian Caravan Club heads to Bingara
Four hundred members of the Australian Caravan Club (ACC) from around Australia in 200 RVs are expected to be arriving in Bingara next month, for the Club’s 2017 Annual National Muster. The National Muster will be held from 15 to 22 October 2017 at the Bingara Showgrounds. “Our National Musters are...