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GREAT TURN-OUT FOR EASTERFISH
Bingara Anglers Club’s annual Easterfish Competition returned on Good Friday after a year’s hiatus with a strong field of 184 entries, despite recent flooding and muddy waters. Club President Stuart Lanagan told The Gwydir News that the Club was pleased that the event had been so well supported. “It surprised...
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.
The North West Theatre Company Production of ‘Oliver Twist’.
North West Theatre Company's next performance: Oliver Twist Director: Rick Hutton  |  Producer: Robyn Philips. Performance Dates: (as proposed) Saturday August 14 (evening); Sunday August 15 (matinee); Saturday August 21 (evening); Saturday August 22 (matinee). Bump in: Sat / Sun August 7 / 8. Bump out: Sunday August 23 (Morning. Film Club...
‘Woman at War’ – 2018 Film from Iceland.
What can one person do to combat the forces of climate change and globalized industry? Quite a bit, as director Benedikt Erlingsson would have us believe in Woman at War, the Icelandic story of a brazen and bold activist who destroys power lines and takes down factories as a...
Gwydir River Forest School
An opportunity to gather and learn through exploration was the goal of Gwydir River Forest School held on the banks of the Gwydir just outside Bingara recently with the theme, Explore, Play, Camp, investigated by dozens of children. Families from regional areas including Glenn Innes, Inverell and Tamworth were joined...
The show will go on…
May 2021 will see country shows return to both Warialda and Bingara after restrictions caused events to be halted last year. After several difficult years due to drought and the cancellation of last year’s shows, plans are well under way for the return of Warialda and Bingara Show’s with...
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....
Deluge impacts entire shire
The largest flooding event to hit the Gwydir in years came as a result of just 24 hours of rainfall but caused serious, wide-spread damage, particularly to the road network. Whilst North West NSW has received steady rainfall so far in 2021, it took just one day of falls,...
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,...