“This Easter weekend will be incredibly important, stay at home”. That was Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s message at a press conference at Australian Parliament House this afternoon. The PM said that Australia’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic had ensured, at both state and federal levels, opportunities to plan a way through and out of the current crisis. He also said that Australia’s responses had ensured that it had so far avoided the horror scenarios being witnessed and experienced in other countries. “At around 6000 [confirmed] cases around Australia, less than 10 per cent of those coming through community transmission at […]
Traditional public ceremonies have been cancelled, but Australians have been urged to commemorate Anzac Day privately at home on April 25. The Continental Eagle team at Narrabri has taken a lead and is preparing to ‘fly the flag’ on Anzac Day. “We want to show our respect for the men and women who fought for us,” said managing director John van der Vliet. “They fought for us and now we all have to fight together for our country, to protect community health and our economy during the COVID-19 crisis.” Let’s show the Aussie spirit is very much alive. Mr van […]
Cardinal George Pell will be freed from jail after the High Court unanimously quashed his conviction for historic child sex offences. A jury convicted Cardinal Pell in 2018, a decision that the Victorian Court of Appeal upheld...
“We should take comfort that while we may have more still to endure, better days will return: we will be with our friends again; we will be with our families again; we will meet again.” Her Majesty The Queen has delivered a rare address to the Commonwealth in a special broadcast recorded at Windsor Castle. Her Majesty The Queen's broadcast to the UK and the Commonwealth "We should take comfort that while we may have more still to endure, better days will return: we will be with our friends again; we will be with our families again; we will […]
Civeo Cricket Club first XI, Narrabri District Cricket Association representative first XI and Specialised Civil Services T20 franchise key player Nick Smart had a sensational 2019-20 campaign. The 25-year-old opened the batting with great effectiveness for all three of his local teams this season and was also handy with the ball while setting a high standard in the field. Smart excelled in all formats of the game and at the NDCA presentation on Saturday, March 14, was recognised for his efforts when he was named the NDCA cricketer of the year and the NDCA’s district player of the season, and […]
Gwabegar greyhound racing trainer Eric Butler had a successful night on Sunday when the Gunnedah Greyhound Racing Club hosted a 10-race TAB meeting. Butler had five dogs in action at that meeting and one of those was a winner...
Narrabri Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with Wee Waa Chamber of Commerce, has launched an initiative to identify the local businesses which are trading and providing products and services within the strictures of the COVID-19 pandemic requirements. “The Narrabri chamber has been here for 93 years, through crises and good times, and we expect to be here for another 93 years,” said president Russell Stewart.
Rules evidently don’t apply to everyone. Evening TV news reports reveal the frustration of police and health authorities in continuing to have to deal with people not ‘social distancing.’ But following the authorities’ strong request that people don’t travel overseas, it turns out 16,000 passengers boarded flights overseas between March 19 and 30.