Narrabri community radio station 2Max FM will soon be broadcasting from a second, state of the art studio. 2MAX FM has won grant funding of $11,000 to develop the new studio. The grant is one of seven, totalling $1.5 million, to fund community projects across Parkes electorate under the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal’s Tackling Tough Times Together program. And 2MAX FM has also received a grant of $3,600 under a new round of the Federal Government’s Volunteer Grants program. The grants have been announced by Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton. “The Tackling Tough Times Together program has a […]
I support the Narrabri Gas Project and did not feel the need to make a submission. I’m hoping it brings jobs and opportunity to our town. I have confidence in the NSW Department of Planning and Environment and feel their decision will be made using science, not scaremongering about ‘what ifs’ using figures that suit. As far as “people beyond the Narrabri local area” commenting on what should happen in our shire is really a little rich. It has no effect on them, it is our young people who want to get work in our towns not having to move away all the time, it’s our towns that have the empty shops and dwindling services not theirs. People have had to leave town because of the drought. Wouldn’t it be good to have other industries that can back up our towns when agriculture is doing it rough. For the 36 per cent of people who did feel the need to make a submission in support of NGP, good on you.
Things have changed with the COVID-19 restrictions and I agree with Mr Butler that as we all get back to normal we should have our local government elections as normal. Full credit to people who stand for council election,they usually don’t get much thanks for the work they do for the community.
On Saturday May 16 a bright, red, shiny cotton picker trundled its way down to a cotton field on the outskirts of Wee Waa with Matt Copelin perched proudly behind the wheel. It was a spectacular sight to see the vintage, single row picker against a backdrop of fluffy, white cotton and it attracted many curious onlookers. “I went down to get some photos of it because it is a beautiful piece of cotton industry history,” said Wee Waa resident John Tully. “The restoration looks magnificent, full credit to Ronan Revell.” This is no ordinary picker – it was produced in […]
The North West region now has a new mobile respiratory clinic, a testing facility to meet the challenges of controlling COVID-19. Federal Member for Parkes and Minister for Regional Health Mark Coulton announced the new mobile clinic in Narrabri yesterday. Mr Coulton said the mobile respiratory clinic, which will service Narrabri, Boggabri and Gunnedah, is being run by Ochre Health and will travel between Gunnedah, Narrabri and Boggabri to assess patients who have mild to moderate cold or flu symptoms and test them for COVID-19. The Narrabri clinic will operate from Gately Field on Wednesday afternoons and in Boggabri at […]
By Bill Poulos It is a picnic racing carnival that draws upwards of 6000 people across three meetings, quite a few horses from New South Wales and Queensland, and huge post-meeting after-parties boasting headline acts and five-star cuisine. Bush racing’s Golden Triangle has defied the coronavirus-driven odds and will jump from the barriers on Saturday – with quite a few history-making schedule changes. Firstly, those few thousand patrons won’t be trackside because of COVID-19 gathering restrictions. Secondly, the three-meeting series has been compacted into one, six-race card – a first for a bush-racing carnival that is galloping into its 90th […]
A reader comments on the ‘panther crossing’ signs in Florida in Tuesday’s Courier: “This reminds me of the ‘koala crossing’ signs around Gunnedah, the ‘koala capital,’” he said. “I have yet to see a koala cross, but it’s a great promotional idea. It’s not unlike the ‘Yowie crossing’ signs, which one day will be erected through Pilliga to lay claim to Pilliga as the ‘yowie capital” he suggests.
What have you learned from home schooling during the COVID-19 school closure period? ABC local radio asked. One response would have brought a wry smile to a teacher’s face – ‘it’s not the teacher’s fault.’ Another said the home schooling episode confirmed the importance of face to face teaching.