The Narrabri Creek is expected to peak at 7.4 metres by Tuesday morning. In its latest flood update, the SES advised the creek was at 7 metres and still rising. “Yesterday morning we modelled a 7.4 metre flood before we released the streets and door knocked, to be prepared in case a change was released,” the latest alert reads. “The Namoi River at Boggabri may reach around 8.50 metres during Sunday, with minor flooding. As flood water moves downstream of Gunnedah further rises are expected at Boggabri. “The Namoi River at Wee Waa (Glencoe) is currently at 7.33 metres and […]
Thumbs down to the gloom merchants. As soon as we get a bit of water in the river they are saying ‘oh, there’s a big flood coming’. Several people have said this to me. Let’s just cast our minds back to the recent years of drought and be thankful – apart from the terrible timing of the rain.
At the Narrabri West lake, there is a sign for dogs to be kept on a leash. The West lake is for people to enjoy their walk. It’s not for dogs to be able to run around freely. Not everybody likes dogs, some people are scared of them and the elderly walk around there. They don’t need a dog running around their feet.
Minor flooding has been occurring along the Narrabri Creek as the Namoi River continues to rise. Rising water levels are causing great concern downstream, where water levels have exceeded 7.10 metres at Wee Waa (Glencoe). Current river data, as at 10am on Friday, shows Wee Waa (Glencoe) with 7.12 metres, well above major flood status of 6.7 metres. Narrabri Creek’s most recent river height data, as at 8am on Friday, shows 6.29 metres nearing the moderate flood level of 6.4 metres. A flood bulletin issued by the SES on Friday morning said water levels around Wee Waa are expected to […]
Pat Mowle’s response to an interview request with The Courier following his announcement that he was hanging up the boots and would no longer be a Narrabri Blues trainer in 2022 was a true reflection of his many years of service and dedication to the club. The Narrabri Rugby League Football Club life member is a humble man who does so much for others, both in and out of the rugby league arena, without expecting anything in return. “I don’t want to make this all about me,” Mowle said. “I’ve done it because I love the club and the players, […]
The scammers have gone into overdrive during the pandemic. Topical knows of two local recipients of scam calls, one from the UK and the other from Sri Lanka, of all places – should have rung alarm bells. The current scam which has resurfaced involves a phone call from overseas which the recipient picks up and the phone call cuts of. The recipient then in all innocence phones back and the scammer’s aim is to keep them on the line as long as possible, thereby somehow, getting their money.
Plain speaking is the best way to run a business – it’s called ‘radical candour’ reports The Economist newspaper. To navigate the corporate workplace, you need a phrasebook. Some examples -“I hear you”. Ostensible meaning: You’re making a legitimate point. Actual meaning: Be quiet. “We should all learn to walk in each other’s shoes.” Ostensible meaning: Shared understanding results in better outcomes. Actual meaning: I need you to know that my job is a living hell. “I’m just curious…” Ostensible meaning: I’d like to know why you think that… Actual meaning: …because it makes no sense to anyone else. “It’s great to have started this conversation.” Ostensible meaning: We’ve raised an important issue here. Actual meaning: We’ve made absolutely no progress. “I wanted to keep you in the loop.” Ostensible meaning: I am informing you of something minor. Actual meaning: I should have told you this weeks ago. “Do you have five minutes?”Ostensible meaning: I have something trivial to say. Actual meaning: You are in deep, deep trouble.