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Gwydir News seeks new editor
The Gwydir News is currently seeking applications from motivated, creative and outgoing individuals for the role of Gwydir News Editor. If you thrive by working collaboratively and are passionate about local issues they would love to hear from you. Gwydir Shire Council is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and appoints on...
Introducing the Tiki Philosophers Trail
On the 30th and 31st of October 25 new sculptures were installed in Ceramic Break Sculpture Park. Mark Twain by Jack Digby and Western Mitchell. The Tiki Philosophers Trail opening brought to conclusion 2 months of tireless work by Kerry Cannon, Yvonne and Phil Ledingham, Sharon Gilmore,...
Shadows opens at the Roxy
“It’s a special moment for the cast of a play, when you hear a gasp from the audience as they realise the special twist in the story and all is revealed,” said Rick Hutton. Rick is the Director of the North West Theatre company production of ‘Shadows’ The cast can...
Pool opening draws closer
The Bingara Pool and Splash Park will open soon. If your child would like to be one of the first to jump in the pool and be under the first fall of the big bucket look for the second Big River Dreaming logo in the Gwydir News. Cut out the...
Hopes for Op Shop
Bingara’s Lynne Clark and Bev Matthews are busily gauging support and preparing their case for a new Bingara Op-shop. The pair have been planning in the background, a way to get the much-needed service back off the ground since the closure of the Salvo’s Store earlier in 2020. One of...
Annabelle’s artwork reminds us to sort recycling
Six year-old Annabelle Todd will be teaching us all a thing or two about recycling as her artwork drives around the Shire on the side of one of the Cleanaway Garbage Trucks.  Annabelle, from Gravesend Public School, was the Gwydir Shire’s winner of the Truck Art Competition, which is a...
Club patronage stays strong
The loyalty of the Horton Sports Club patrons would be the envy of many small clubs across regional NSW, such is the support they have received through 2020. Patrons have always been committed to the Club, which this year has run on a roster of staff and volunteers under...
New location for The Gwydir News
The Gwydir News in Bingara has relocated its offices to the Court House. They are working on having a box installed at the front of the building where article submissions, sports reports etc can be left, however in the interim, they can be slid under the front door. The Warialda...
Better mobile coverage for Copeton
Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce, says a new mobile phone tower at Copeton Dam, near Inverell, is expected to provide more than 180 square kilometres of new and improved coverage in the area. “I have been fighting hard for improved mobile phone coverage since becoming the Member for New...
Bingara Road complete
The last gravel section of Bingara Road bitumen sealing has been completed at Bundarra. Uralla Shire Council recently completed the final seal, thanks to a $2.1 million grant from the State Government. The drive from Bingara to Copeton Dam or Uralla can now be undertaken on a fully sealed road,...