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Leptospirosis warning as wet weather attracts rodents
Hunter New England Health is urging the local community to take precautions against leptospirosis, following an increase in rats and mice due to the wet weather. Hunter New England Public Health Physician, Dr David Durrheim, said leptospirosis is a disease spread from animals to humans, caused by bacteria found in...
Status update on the Gwydir News
The Gwydir News has gone digital, here's the latest update posted today on their FACEBOOK PAGE >>. A NEW BEGINNING - MONTHLY NEWSPAPER AND DIGITAL NEWS ARE ON THEIR WAY The Gwydir News would like to thank its readers and advertisers for their ongoing support. You will be aware that print media,...
NWTC Film Club February film
The North West Theatre Company’s Film Club offers its next viewing of David Lean’s classic film “Ryan’s Daughter” at the Roxy Theatre, Bingara at 4pm on Sunday February 28. Ryan's Daughter is a 1970 British epic romantic drama film.  The film, set in August 1917–January 1918, tells the story of a married Irish woman...
Bingara pontoons a big hit!
The warmer weather months are seeing Bingara's new pontoon being put to great use!  Situated just down from the swimming pool under Campbell bridge it gives easy access to the wonderful Gwydir River and a world of fun. The pontoon was built last year thanks to Gwydir Shire Council and...
Local Farmers urged to join Feral Fighter Tilt against Pest Pigs
NORTHERN Tablelands MP and Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall has called for local farmers to unite behind a new Herculean effort to contain the spread of feral pigs, encouraging them to sign-up for the Northern Tablelands Local Land Services’ Feral Fighters program. Mr Marshall said Feral Fighters would provide landholders...
$174,905 Grant for hatchery to continue vital role in local Environmental Health
A New era has spawned for the community-run Bingara Fish Hatchery, with Northern Tablelands MP and Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall announcing a $174,905 State Government grant to redevelop the facility and grow its native fish breeding program. At the height of the drought in 2019, the hatchery and its...
Bingara Australia Day Honours
Congratulations to all of Bingara’s Australia Day Award recipients and nominees. This year's ceremony was held at The Roxy Theatre with attendance by Deputy Mayor Catherine Egan, Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall, Australia Day Ambassador John Wearne AM and Councilors Marilyn Dixon OA and Tiffany Galvin. Former Mayor, John Wearne AM,...
NBN showcases beautiful Bingara
Comparing now to this time last year we see no comparison.  wonderful rain across the region has seen water flow, paddocks green up and tourists arrive in droves. There so many attractions in Bingara besides the majestic Gwydir River and the fabulous new Swimming pool complex, come and see for...
Platypus sighted near Campbell Bridge
Platypus would have to be one the most curious creatures ever, a combination of several different species. Last week one was sighted off Campbell Bridge, near the pontoon.  Go and have a look and see if you can find it.  Make sure you send us a photo if you do. [caption...
Bingara’s Australia Day Ambassador announced
Former Bingara personality, with a long family history in the district, will return to his hometown as Bingara’s Australia Day Ambassador John Wearne AM was born in Bingara and lived here for much of his life, until relocating to Armidale late in 2018. He has had a lifetime’s experience...