The local area has thrown its support behind Pink Up Namoi throughout Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The McGrath Foundation fundraiser will reach its peak with the Pink Street Dinner Party this Saturday. Just days away and fully sold out, 300 guests and a suite of committee helpers are gearing up for a night of fun, friends and fundraising. Doors open for the event at 5pm, with two entry points available to attendees – one on Doyle Street near the Post Office, the other on the western side of the main street near the pedestrian crossing. The original opening time of […]
Thumbs up to the Year 12 students soon embarking on their Higher School Certificate exams after a difficult year caused by COVID disruptions. And thumbs up to the teachers for guiding the students through these tough times. Hopefully the worst is behind us. In future years to come we will look back and see this COVID as an extraordinary time in the world’s history.
A big thumbs up to all the health professionals in town, especially the community health nurses who make home visits. They provide a valuable service to those who can’t easily leave their houses. Their services are essential to people’s quality of life, and they are so much appreciated.
Production at Whitehaven Coal’s Narrabri underground long wall mine has rebounded following major repairs. At the end of the June quarter, the Narrabri operation reported a significant drop in run-of-mine coal production after mining through fault-affected ground. The repairs have enabled mining to return to more normal levels, with 1.5 mega-tonnes of production recorded in the September quarter, compared to 0.3 mega-tonnes at the end of the June quarter. These details were presented by the company’s managing director and chief executive officer Paul Flynn during a quarterly production report. “After a challenging period at Narrabri, we are readying for the […]
Boggabri Golf Club hosted its annual open day last Friday at which 28 keen and dedicated golfers teed off across two divisions in strong wind. Boggabri golfers excelled on their home course, with Robert Collyer winning first division with 35 points from the runner-up which was fellow Boggabri golfer Les Gardoll. Another Boggabri golfer claimed nearest to pin on the second hole. That was Milton Scaysbrook, who teamed up with clubmates Gardoll and Collyer to take out the Burke Shield on the day with a combined 92 points. Werris Creek were runners-up in the race for the shield with 90 […]
‘Think globally, act locally’ Scottish thinker Patrick Geedes suggested in the 1800s. And now we think extra-globally. The Australian government is offering grants for businesses to be part of ‘The Australian Moon to Mars’ Initiative. Businesses can join NASA’s plans to go to the Moon and then on to Mars. The Australian Moon to Mars Supply Chain Capability Improvement Grants offer ‘businesses with domestic or international supply chain opportunities’ grants ‘to build their capacity, skills and capabilities’. Get your applications in by May 2023.
Most people, but not everyone unfortunately, has an opinion on climate change including Prince Charles. Charles has decreed that the coming Glasgow climate conference is ‘Last Chance Saloon.’ Chas was evidently having a shot at our Prime Minister, who is going to the climate conference. Maybe he should direct his commentary towards China which produces about almost 30 per cent of total global carbon dioxide emissions – almost twice that of the US. Chinese dictator Xi Jinping won’t be attending the conference but has committed China to zero emissions by 2060. Of course.
Gunnedah weavers Fred and Marie Lawson have created an innovative new tartan design – the Koala Tartan. The tartan will be registered with the Scottish Register of Tartans and will feature ‘koala colours’ grey for the fur) black (the nose) dark brown (their eyes) and of course, green for eucalyptus leaves.