The highly-anticipated Pink Street Dinner Party took place on Saturday, October 23, with 300 guests in attendance. The team behind the event – including Pink Up Namoi organiser Karen Kirkby, Rotary Club of Narrabri, Narrabri and District Chamber of Commerce and a number of other volunteers – are thanking the local area for their dedication to the McGrath Foundation fundraiser. “It was just fabulous to see such a great amount of support for Pink Up Namoi,” Dr Kirkby said. “And seeing the whole street pink was lovely, it looked really pretty on the night.” Dr Kirkby said one of her […]
Thumbs up to the Royal Flying Doctor Service and especially lead nurse Alice Sack for the tremendous work done with the recent vaccination clinics. Her quotes, in an article in The Courier and the Wee Waa News, put a human face behind the work going on at the forefront of protecting people in remote locations against COVID. Thank you.
With temperatures already soaring into the high-30s this week, the upcoming summer months are shaping up to be scorchers. Christmas this year should be enjoyed pool side – make sure you’re ready for those warm days with all the best pool supplies. Orman’s Paint and Pool has almost half a century worth of experience, with the Maitland Street business having opened their doors over 40 years ago. Given this extended time in the industry, the shop has become a local leader in all things paint and pool. The team is well-equipped with the extensive knowledge needed to answer all the […]
Karina Bourke was elected president for the Boggabri Swimming Club’s 2021-22 season at the club’s annual general meeting on Monday. She will be assisted by Casey Bassett (vice-president), Kristy Moore (secretary/registrar), Frances Jackson (treasurer/publicity officer), and Sarah Offerman (publicity officer). The committee told The Courier that it was looking forward to the weather warming up and starting its club nights on Monday, November 8. The club, which is affiliated with Swimming New South Wales, advised that its fees will remain the same as last season to enable families to use the active kids $100 vouchers. While most of the swimmers […]
“What will become of all the surplus masks when the COVID crisis winds down?” a Topical reader wonders. “I have several dozen strategically left at home, at work and in the car in case I forget one. There must be millions lying around.”This recalled for Topical the huge waste disposal controversy of quite a few years ago – where to site a ‘toxic waste’ incinerator in NSW? Various regional sites were mooted, including in Narrabri Shire but it was considered a very undesirable facility to have in anyone’s area. Where did it eventually go? Another controversy of yesteryear swirled around the location of a new gaol in country NSW. Narrabri was considered after the Narrabri gaol was closed – meetings, petitions and letters to the editor ensued but ultimately the new Narrabri gaol idea faded.
A Regional Banking Taskforce has been established by the Morrison government to look at the impact of bank branch closures on regional communities. We have seen many closures of bank branches in country towns, including Wee Waa. The closures bring significant disruption and inconvenience to country communities and as the government says, impact on the ‘liveability’ of country towns.
Sleep underpins our quality of life and now a timely study will delve into just how vital a good night’s sleep is. Hunter New England Health has launched the investigation to better understand farmers’ sleep and sleeping issues, as well as their general health and wellbeing and work habits. This information will be used to improve treatment and management strategies and as a result, farmers’ physical and mental health.