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WHAT A WEEKEND FOR WARIALDA 
Saturday 18 September 2021 will see the town of Warialda humming with excitement! The Honey Festival Committee and Motor Sports Club are in agreeance that the decision to hold the Honey Festival and Warialda 200 on the same weekend will compliment each event nicely. Both committees are looking forward to...
Numbers swell in Bingara for Anzac Day
Bingara celebrates ANZAC Day with an annual march through the main streets, it is a definite highlight in the calendar for both the town and Bingara Central School. The Gwydir News celebrated the day in pictures.
2020/2021 swimming season closed
The 2020/2021 swimming season has closed for both Bingara and Warialda Swim Centres. For both centres the openings were delayed due to the completion of the great renovations at Warialda, and an upgrade at Bingara. The season has been challenging and exciting with a record number of people using the facilities....
EMERGING TALENT STRAIGHT OUT OF THE NORTH WEST
Three young rugby players from Central North have been announced in Rugby Australia’s Emerging 7’s squad, which looks to find the next generation of Olympian and World Series players. Liliana Reardon (16yrs, Warialda), Brooke McKinnon (17yrs, Bingara) and Martha Harvey (17yrs, Narrabri) were recently inducted into the NSW Academy of...
Facebook flooded with images of widespread flooding across the Gwydir Shire
Widespread rain across the region has created amazing scenes as rivers and creeks burst their banks. The Gwydir News posted images of the Gwydir in Bingara and invited viewers across the shires to share their images. 2020 started with drought, followed by bush fires, then disease (Covid 19), then Pestilence (mice,...
NATURAL DISASTER DECLARATION ISSUED FOR MOREE PLAINS, INVERELL AND GWYDIR SHIRES
NORTHERN Tablelands MP Adam Marshall has today announced disaster recovery assistance is being made available to those in the Moree Plains, Inverell and Gwydir Shire Council local government areas impacted by severe storms and floods from 10 March 2021 onwards. Mr Marshall took leave from NSW Parliament this morning to...
The Merger
We can finally show the funny and thoughtful Australian film, The Merger directed by actor and comedian Damian Callinan. This movie was scheduled for March last year but we all know what happened to that. Some of you may have seen Damian Callinan as he did a comedy tour...
WARNING: SCAMMERS TARGET LOCAL RESIDENTS THROUGH COVID-19 VACCINE ROLL-OUT
Medical centres are warning residents across the Gwydir Shire to be wary of a scam involving the roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccination program. The program is imminent with the two centres set to receive their first 50 vaccinations from 12th April. Scammers are using COVID-19 testing and vaccinations to try...
Mount Kaputar National Park Local alerts
Parts of Mount Kaputar National Park will be CLOSED from 7am, Tuesday 23 March 2021 to 7pm, Friday 26 March 2021 for an aerial pest control operation. All visitors are advised to stay on formed tracks only and obey all closure notices. Closures will vary across the period to minimise disruption....
FISHERS CAN SNAG FREE YABBY TRAPS TO HELP PROTECT NATIVE WILDLIFE
LOCAL fishers are in line for free yabby nets as part of a plan to transition the State to open-top nets to protect vulnerable native wildlife. Northern Tablelands MP and Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall said the State Government was giving away 5,000 yabby nets to recreational fishers as part...