Narrabri Bowling Club members have been advised by the administrator that efforts to secure a suitable merger of the club, Sporties, with another club have not been successful. The administrator, Hayes Advisory, has announced plans to sell the Club Motor Inn to meet the Sporties’ debts and liabilities. The Sporties has been in voluntary administration since April 24. Hayes Advisory took on the role of running the club and the Club Motor Inn while its future was decided. The club re-opened for limited trading on July 9. Mr Hayes held an informal meeting with club members on November 13. In […]
Thumbs down to non-disabled people are still parking in the disabled spaces in Maitland Street. One I noticed yesterday near the centre block pedestrian crossing wasn’t even parked between the lines. Please leave these spaces for those who need them, not just as an easy park you find left vacant because most drivers respect the signs.
The Narrabri to North Star section of the mammoth Inland Rail project marked its official start on Friday with the turning of the first sod of soil on 171-kilometres of track upgrades. Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack and federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton turned the first sod in Moree, marking a historic milestone for the 1700-kilometre Melbourne to Brisbane rail freight line. Watching on with excited interest was a cohort of Narrabri Shire Council representatives including general manager Stewart Todd, mayor Ron Campbell, deputy mayor Cameron Staines and economic development manager Bill Birch. This stage of the project will […]
More people will be allowed to gather both at home and in outdoor public spaces, and smaller hospitality venues can increase their capacity under a major easing of COVID-19 restrictions announced today. From Tuesday, December 1, up to 50 people (currently 20) can visit a residence as long as an outdoor space is being utilised, however, it’s recommended no more than 30 people gather if the residence has no outdoor area; up to 50 people can gather outdoors in a public space (currently 30); and small hospitality venues (up to 200 square metres in size) will be allowed to have […]
The RSL Cricket Club and Civeo Tourist Cricket Club first XIs were both victorious on Saturday in round seven of the 2020-21 Narrabri District Cricket Association first grade one day season as, for the second time in as many rounds, the two 2019-20 grand finalists were both defeated by the two teams which failed to qualify for the most recent decider. RSL took on the Western Razorbacks at Hogan Oval and scored a three-wicket win. The Razorbacks won the toss and made 6-183 from 45 overs after electing to bat first. RSL lost seven wickets on its way to reaching […]
Planning for the Sydney New Year’s Eve fireworks is proceeding. The Premier has announced there will be a seven minute pyrotechnics display with premium reserved spots on the harbour foreshores for ‘frontline workers.’ Spectators will need a special pass to have access to the pick of viewing places.
Following last Thursday’s Topical item about the increase in flying foxes, a reader warns ‘don’t handle them’. Who would want to? But they carry two infections which can be very serious for humans, NSW Health advises – Australian bat lyssavirus and Hendra virus. “Human infections with these viruses are very rare but when there is no handling or direct contact with flying foxes, there is negligible risk.”