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Community comes together with focus on future
‘Community works best when people meet to plant trees beneath whose shade they will never sit!’ -Anonymous, Ancient Greece. Perhaps the above quote, translated by guest presenter Paul Dawson, best summarised the ‘Disruption, Change and Opportunity’ Workshop held at the Roxy Theatre in Bingara last Friday. It was an all-day event...
Orange Police are on the beat
The weather is glorious, the oranges are sweet, and the countdown is on for the 2017 Regional Australia Bank Bingara Orange Festival. This year’s event will have festival goers dancing in the street as the event takes on a “Happy Days” theme, celebrating the nostalgia and music of the 50’s...
Census sees healthy population growth for Gwydir Shire
NORTHERN TABLELANDS CONTINUES TO BUCK THE POPULATION TREND Census data shows steady growth for region CENSUS figures released yesterday by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) confirm that the population of the Northern Tablelands is growing and the overwhelming majority of communities in the region are expanding, and some quite rapidly,...
“Well hello Dolly!” Thank you for making our twine shine!
Four days of fun and activities at The Living Classroom last week left a lot of ‘smiles on dials’ and ‘skills in fingers’. Auntie Dolly Jerome from Tenterfield was in town and she engaged with over 150 people from Preschoolers to seniors. Through funding from the Department of Education for...
Mixed weather for the 2017 Bingara Bush Bash
Another June Long Weekend has been and gone and what a huge weekend it turned out to be. Firstly I would like to congratulate the organisers of Raelene’s Benefit on Saturday evening/night – a great night – top job everyone. It must be so uplifting for Raelene to know...
Kildare Sassy takes top honours at Farmfest
Rick and Sue McDouall’s two-year-old heifer, Kildare Sassy 25, won the Natural Ecosystems Group Cattleman’s Cup at the 2017 Farmfest recently. Rick McDouall proudly displays the Cattlemans Cup, won by his two-year-old heifer, Kildare Sassy. The two 12-month-old bulls Rick and Sue took to Farmfest also both...
The 2017 Bingara Show Campdraft Report
After two previous scheduled campdraft dates in March and April being washed out, was it going to be third time lucky for the Bingara Show Campdraft? Everybody hoped so but there were some nervous moments in the week prior to the 27th and 28th of May, the scheduled date for...
Award winning Film Maker to feature at Future Making Event
Damon Gameau is an award-winning Australian actor who has appeared in a range of productions. As a Director he was the winner of Tropfest in 2011, and ‘That Sugar…’  Film marked his first feature length film. The film is now the highest-grossing Australian documentary of all time and has had...
Nimble takes high jump honours
AWDRAI Nimble and her person, Carey Edwards were both delighted to win the Dog High Jump at Upper Horton on Sunday. Four and a half year old AWDRI Nimble was the winner of the Upper Horton Dog Trials high jump recently.  Nimble jumped six feet and...
Myall Creek murders ‘state-sanctioned genocide’
By modern-day standards, the actions of the Myall Creek murderers were war crimes and part of a deliberate, state-sanctioned genocide of the Aboriginal people that today would be punishable by the rules of international criminal law, according to Senior Crown Prosecutor and author, Mark Tedeschi AM QC. [caption id="attachment_9043" align="alignleft"...