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Bingara’s Touriandi residents visit local farm
Residents at Touriandi have continued to be busy each and every week through the winter despite the cooler weather and COVID complications. At the start of August, a small group of residents and carers travelled about 20km out of town to Araluen, the farm of Graham and Lila Hosegood. For...
Costume fun at Bingara preschool
Bingara Preschool was transformed into a magical wonderland of characters over two days recently. Students came dressed as everything from Tinkerbell to Transformers and princesses to football players as a fun but creative learning opportunity. Preschool Director, Charmaine Reading, says that the children are always asking to dress up...
Legacy moves to online fundraising
The events of 2020 have made it difficult for many charities to undertake their regular fundraising activities, and Legacy is no different. This week is Legacy Week, and while you would usually be able to purchase badges and other merchandise at street stalls, this year, Legacy will only be...
TRAVELLING STOCK RESERVES OFF LIMITS FOR FIREWOOD COLLECTION.
With the cooler weather hitting NSW, Local Land Services is reminding people that it is illegal to collect firewood from Travelling Stock Reserves (TSRs). “While it is lovely to enjoy a roaring fire when the mercury drops, do not get burnt by a hefty fine for taking wood illegally,” said...
River pathway a step closer
Completion of the walkway from the new pontoon on the Gwydir River in Bingara is a step closer after the concrete was poured on Thursday morning. Brought forward to beat the weekend’s forecast rainfall, the project required the use of a concrete crane truck due to the location of...
Warialda’s All Abilities Park judged for Australasian Award
Warialda’s All Abilities Park has been named as a finalist in the Engineering Excellence Awards, run by the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia. Judges came to view the park last week, which is vying for the title to be the winner of the Design and Construction of a...
Historical Society opens new records storage building
Bingara Historical Museum has quietly revealed its new records and storage building after its completion last week. Observing years of fundraising by the historical society, Gwydir Shire Council saw the need and persistence behind the drive for better facilities at the site and stepped in to assist with the...
The Gwydir News is hiring!
Are you looking for an exciting and rewarding new job? Gwydir Shire Council is currently inviting applications for a suitably qualified and experienced candidate for the role as Gwydir News Editor. Further information regarding the role and position description can be found at: https://gwydirshire.com/category/gwydir-shire-council/positions-vacant/
A COOL $25,340 FOR MAINTENANCE WORK AT BINGARA SHOWGROUND
A series of important maintenance projects can now get underway at Bingara Showground, thanks to a grant of $25,340 from the State Government. Bingara is the home of horse sport events in the Gwydir region and the showground’s facilities needed to be maintained so they were safe and functional for...
CWA Educational Grant applications now Open!
CWA of NSW offers a variety of education grants. There are grants for secondary and tertiary education as well as career specific ones in the medical (covering nurses, doctors & allied areas), hospitality and performing arts fields. Locally, there is also the Inverell Medical Grant. August is the month to...