Archive for the ‘General’ Category

Monster catch at Copeton
A monster Murray Cod was on the reel of Tyrone Edmonds early last week. A long-time regular at Copeton Dam, Tyrone was fishing with friends Scott Purnell and Richard John from Newcastle when he landed the fish. Tyrone says this one, coming in at over 125cm, is one of the...
Scot Crispin popular new Bingara Lion Clubs President
New Bingara Loins Club President, Scot Crispin. Bingara Lions Club recently held their Changeover Dinner for 2020, which due to the COVID-19 virus was a very low-key event. The dinner marked the 1000th Meeting of the Bingara Lions Club and they were thrilled to introduce their...
Bingara’s swimming complex progressing quickly
Drone technology really is a wonderful thing, bringing perspective you could not otherwise have access too.  Bingara is very fortunate that school teacher Scot Crispin is forever capturing video footage which marks time in our town. Thanks to Scot for this footage showing the progress being made at the Bingara Splash...
Touriandi residents visit Library
Touriandi residents were able to get out and visit the Bingara library for the first time in its new location. Whilst the library was officially opened way back in March, almost immediately after that, COVID locked down both the Lodge and the library. In a move that was greatly appreciated,...
HAPPY 106th BIRTHDAY AVIE
Avie Egan, celebrating her 106th birthday. Mrs Avie Egan celebrated her 106th birthday on Sunday with her three children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, at the home of her son and daughter-in-law Ian and Cate Egan. COVID-19 prevented other family members travelling, but thanks to modern technology Avie spent...
Bingara Pool Design Update
Visual progress of the Bingara Swimming Pool indicates that the project is on schedule, thanks to drone photos provided by Mr Scot Crispin. Significant development of the site has been underway for some time and despite some setbacks early on has kept up with projected time frames. A milestone will be...
Community Focus – Bingara RSL Video
A meeting place for residents and visitors alike, the Bingara Returned Services Club. The Friendly Club is a vibrant and energetic place that prides itself on providing live music or entertainment every day of the week. The club offers facilities on par to those offered in larger cities, and boasts an excellent...
New performance space taking shape at Myall Creek Memorial site
The new Cultural Performance space and gardens at the Myall Creek Memorial site is progressing rapidly, thanks to Gwydir Shire Council, the Friends of Myall Creek Memorial and Create NSW. The space will be used by dance groups, schools and artists from the community. The project will include parking, shelters,...
Bingara; Home of Rocky Ned
The legendary history of locally bred buck-jumper Rocky Ned may soon be recognised with a statue to commemorate his legacy. “Rocky Ned is a buck jumper who was born and bred just west of Bingara, at Box Hill,” tells enthusiast John Peters. “He was broken-in and ridden for a number...
Kara goes pink for breast cancer fundraising
Kara Watson is turning heads with her pink hair, but all for a good cause. She is participating in the National Breast Cancer Foundation’s GO PINK campaign, raising money for Breast Cancer research. Sisters Kolah and Kara Wilson. Kara’s sister Kolah was diagnosed with breast cancer last...