An additional $3.3 million to support vital childcare services in the Parkes electorate was recently announced. The funding is part of the Coalition government’s Community Child Care Fund (CCCF) and aims to help meet the needs of local families. Fifteen facilities across the electorate have been included in the CCCF, including local services like Nurruby. Narrabri’s Nurruby Out Of School Hours (OOSH) service will obtain $95,667. Meanwhile Nurruby Wee Waa OOSH will receive $89,743 and Nurruby Wee Waa Community Childcare Centre and Preschool has been allocated $156,943. The funding for these establishments has been granted for “sustainability support”, which Nurruby […]
Thumbs down to the ratbag protesters in Sydney last Saturday. Most people can sympathise with people who have lost their income through COVID-19 and the current lockdown, however, while Gladys Berejiklian and Scott Morrison have handled the pandemic poorly and should be criticised for that, the idiots protesting showed they have no respect for the general public. The protesters predominantly did not wear masks and many had anti-vaccination signs. They really are living in a parallel universe. They have been encouraged by the extreme right wing media commentators who should be ashamed of themselves. Where possible, the protestors should be fined or jailed. The two men who allegedly punched the police horses should receive the maximum penalty available if the court finds them guilty.
Thumbs down to the Morrison federal government for their grants to 19 hotels and motels (Courier, July 22). At a time when there are so many people who are homeless, where domestic violence is rife, where women’s refuges are underfunded, where people are losing their incomes through no fault of their own, the Coalition government gives taxpayers’ money to private hotel owners to improve their energy savings. Really? What brilliant government minister thought this one up?
Narrabri Shire Council has announced its inaugural Youth Council, a group dedicated to being a voice for young people in the shire. Elected members discussed applications at Tuesday afternoon’s council meeting in confidentiality. Temika Toole, Mackenzie Jones, Tim Mirtschin, Jordan Kay, Charlotte Penberthy, Andrea Brown, Eliza Dampney, Caitlyn Coutts-Smith, Poppy Smith and Gemma Ferguson have been appointed as the town’s first Youth Council and Narrabri Shire mayor Ron Campbell said they will represent and promote the needs of local youth. “The Narrabri Shire Youth Council has been established to provide a platform for input into youth-focused programs and the opportunity […]
Narrabri Rugby Club’s first XV scored its 10th win of the 2021 Central North Rugby Union first grade season on Saturday when it defeated the Inverell Highlanders 43-22 at Dangar Park. The Blue Boars outscored the Highlanders seven tries to three and four conversions to two in the round 15 clash, while the visitors also added three points to the scoreline with a penalty goal. Narrabri skipper Sam Knight bagged a double for the hosts in their bonus-point win, as did James Albert, while Jack Radford, Will McDonnell, and Linton Grumley all scored a try each. Jydon Hill and Henri […]
When to drink it? A bottle of 1951 Penfolds Grange Hermitage has sold at auction for an Australian record $142,131. The price broke the previous record of a paltry $103,000. The new owner could take it along to his next barbecue and buy another – there are apparently 35 bottles of that Grange vintage still around.
As with every council election, community interest is gathering pace as polling day nears. What will the council for the next four years look like? There will be at least one new face, with councillor Maxine Booby announcing she will retire from council. And as with every council election, rumours abound about who will stand. All will be revealed when nominations close on Wednesday, August 4.
Cuba has long been one of the last Communist dictatorships, one of those which preaches ‘continuing revolution.’ Now the revolutionaries are revolting. Protests involving tens of thousands have been held across 50 towns. Fortunately, Cuba like every other dictatorship, has a very efficient counter- revolutionary secret police to ensure the status quo, that is the original revolution, is preserved.