The Narrabri RSL has finalised preparations for this weekend’s Anzac Day gatherings and is ready to welcome as many locals as possible. A dawn service at 5am at the Narrabri West memorial will take place, followed by a second dawn service at the Narrabri war memorial at the RSL Club at 6am. The 6am gathering will be followed by a 7am breakfast at the club, provided by the RSL Sporting Body. A bus will then collect patrons from the RSL and transport them to Barwan Street at 10.10 for the march, mustering between the Narrabri Public School and Tafe campus, […]
Thumbs down to the Narrabri council. My parents visited the Narrabri Lawn Cemetery on Saturday the 10th to find that their son’s headstone had been moved to the foot of his burial plot. They went back on Monday morning to speak to someone only to be told that they had to move it for a funeral that was held the day before. They have been unsuccessfully trying to speak to the person in charge.
Community members met with Shooters, Fishers and Farmers’ representatives Roy Butler and Mark Banaziak at The Imperial Hotel last week to discuss concerns about Wee Waa High School. Attendees raised a number of topics including the impact of ongoing disruptions at WWHS on students’ welfare, proposed locations for a new site and what facilities should be on offer if a new school is built. Member for Barwon Roy Butler said he would be urging the Minister for Education to seek local feedback and knowledge about the best location for a new school site after a number of attendees described a […]
The highly anticipated COVID-19 vaccine has reached the public of Narrabri, and all eligible locals are being encouraged to “get the jab” as soon as possible. During the last week, local vaccination providers have started administering the free injection according to phase one of the rollout. This first phase includes part A and part B, with all included in these categories now eligible for the vaccine. Phase 1A, commencing earlier this year, includes quarantine and border workers, frontline health care worker sub-groups, and – most relevant for the Narrabri Shire – aged care and disability care staff and residents. Moving […]
Narrabri FC went all the way to the grand final of the 2021 Kevin Johnson Cup pre-season tournament which was contested at Tamworth on Saturday, but went down against the defending Northern Inland Premier League first grade champions Oxley Vale Attunga in the decider. In the side’s fifth 40-minute match played on a cold and rainy day, Narrabri FC was defeated 3-0 in the big dance after keeping the Tamworth side scoreless in the second stanza. The 2020 Namoi Soccer League champions won three of their five games in their first appearance at the annual Northern Inland Football tournament which […]
Democracy at work. Russian president Vladimir Putin, 68, has signed a new law which allows him to run for the presidency two more times, meaning he could stay in office until 2036.The law sets a two-term limit on the presidency, but it also resets Mr Putin’s record so that his four terms to date do not count. Therefore, he can run twice more once his current term ends in 2024. Putin is aiming to beat dictator Joseph Stalin’s record of more than two decades in power.