Family and friends left shocked and shattered by the death of young Narrabri woman Alexandra Tapp have banded together to speak up and support victims of sexual abuse. Their campaign is a testament to the strength, courage and ability of a country community to rally and turn a tragedy into a fight for positive change. Alexandra’s sister Virginia Tapscott has set-up a support group, good friend Ebonnie Whan has started a podcast called Conversations for Ally, there’s been a charity auction to raise money for abuse prevention and the Bellata CWA has donated $500 to Our Watch, a national organisation […]
Thumbs down to the poorly researched and ill conceived ‘koala protection plan’ in the State Environmental Planning Policy. The policy is full of anomalies. In this era of scrupulous data checking and accountability how come this policy was about to be launched when it is so demonstrably wrong in deciding where the koala core habitats are?
A man has died following a motorcycle crash on a rural property. About 6.30pm on Wednesday, September 23, a 20-year-old man was riding a motorbike near Burren Junction, when he lost control and crashed. The man suffered critical injuries and died at the scene. Officers from Central North Police District attended and will prepare a report for the coroner.
More families can attend community sports, music ensembles and school camps can proceed, and a modest increase dancing at weddings is allowed under new COVID-19 safety rules. Health Minister Brad Hazzard and Education Minister Sarah Mitchell said the latest easing of restrictions around school and community life is due to lower case numbers. “While we are by no means out of the woods, low case numbers give health authorities the confidence to allow mums and dads back onto the sideline,” Mr Hazzard said. “NSW Health has also given the green light for up to 20 people in the official wedding […]
Narrabri FC’s two teams, Narrabri Sporties FC and Narrabri Elevens FC, will go head-to-head in Saturday’s Namoi Soccer League grand final. The match is set to create history in more ways than one. Not only will it be the first time the two local rivals have met in a grand final, but it is their first finals match playing against one another. More significantly, the team which wins the match will claim the trophy for the first time. The competition was reformed in 2017 after Narrabri, Wee Waa and Moree sides left the Northern Inland Premier League competition to play […]
Presenter of ABC’s Sunday morning’s Australia All Over, Ian Macnamara, offers much information on his legendary program, noting on Sunday that ‘daylight saving’ was a misnomer -’there is no saving’ he points out. The other term is ‘free trade’ – ‘free? – hardly’, he says tongue in cheek.
As the program title says, it’s Australia All Over and listeners phone in from across the country and often overseas. A recent caller from Narrabri was keen to talk about Australian gastroenterologist Professor Thomas Borody who has suggested his research into drugs to combat COVID-19 has been extremely promising. Prof Borody has an international reputation – he is famous for ground-breaking work developing the triple therapy cure for peptic ulcers in 1987.