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STEM Day comes up sweet
Students from Gravesend and Croppa Creek Public Schools joined together this week for a day of STEM activity, centred around their biannual Young Entrepreneurs Market Day. Educationally, STEM is an approach to learning and development that integrates the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics and every two years...
$280,000 ‘WALK IN THE PARK’ FOR WARIALDA AND BINGARA
A $280,000 Drought Recovery Grant from the State Government will support Gwydir Shire Council to beautify parts of Warialda and Bingara, with Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall this week announcing the funding to lay new footpaths in both towns and improve public parks. Mr Marshall said the project would increase...
Students join Walk to School campaign
Students who attend programs at the Bingara Library embraced National Walk Safely to School recently, with an escort to the school gate by Librarian Gail Philpott. Children spent the morning enjoying a pancake breakfast to start the day full of energy before walking to school as part of the...
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...
New exhibition at Ceramic Break Park
In spite of the challenges this year has thrown at everyone we will host an exhibition at Ceramic Break Sculpture Park on the Bingara Road on Saturday Sept 5th. Our gates will open at 12 noon and we welcome you to view ‘Rebound’ by Nadia Kliendanze, ‘Works Through Time’...
Have a ‘Get Ready’ weekend
Gwydir Shire Council is encouraging families, friends and neighbours to use the NSW Rural Fire Service Get Ready Weekend to prepare for bushfire season and start a broader conversation about being aware of and prepared for all hazards. Prepare for bushfire: Following the devastating 2019/20 bushfire season, communities are understandably keen...
Bingara’s new 25metre pool shaping up nicely
Bingara's New 25 m Pool installation is progressing fast.  Watch the aerial footage taken as the concrete is being poured to create the lining.
Truck Art Competition closes August 31, 2020
UPDATE - closing date extended to Monday 31 August 2020! Students in the Gwydir Shire area are invited to enter a truck art competition to have their winning design displayed on local council waste and recycling collections trucks and WIN $150! The artwork should demonstrate what items can go in the...