When Georgie Haire was named the 2019 Wee Waa Senior Showgirl she could never have predicted that a pandemic would mean she’d hold the title for two years, but Georgie’s been a fabulous advocate for the region and has truly treasured the experience. “It’s something that’s really special and quite empowering,” said Georgie about the Showgirl competition. “I definitely grew a lot as person over those two years and I was presented with a lot of opportunities which will continue to help me throughout my life.” Georgie was a university student when she was sashed as the Wee Waa Showgirl […]
Thumbs down to the Coalition state government for the time it has taken it to announce a new high school for Wee Waa. The matter has been and is a major health and education issue but it is now roughly twelve months since the first closures occurred. Members of the community knew well before the first closures that there were problems with a substantial number of students and teachers becoming unwell. It should not have taken so long to make an assessment. Wee Waa people justifiably feel angry at such a delay and at being treated as second class residents. They still now have one and a half years, at least, before the new school is completed. That is disgraceful.
Member for Barwon Roy Butler hosted a catch-up with Narrabri region residents last week. Attendees spoke to the local MP about several issues, including teacher and nurse shortages. People had the opportunity to discuss different challenges they’re facing with Mr Butler, in particular about access to health treatments and services for children with special needs. “Holding these catch-up nights provides constituents with direct access to me to raise their concerns,” Mr Butler told The Courier. “With the Barwon electorate being so large, it is a good way to meet with people in my communities and gain an understanding of the […]
Following a devastating knee injury in 2019 which kept her out of the game for almost two years, Lauren Nott has not only made a successful return to rugby – she’s absolutely blown it out of the water. Lauren is the daughter of Narrabri’s Wayne and Kim Nott. Earlier this week she was selected into the NSW Country Corellas squad to play at the Senior National XVs Championships in Adelaide in September, a prestigious honour and an opportunity she looks forward to grabbing with both hands. Nott recently captained the Mid North Coast zone at the 2021 NSW Country Champs […]
Plans have already been announced to mark the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. The 70th anniversary celebration of the Queen’s reign would culminate with a long weekend of commemorations from June 2 to 5 next year. Although, in this ever-changing COVID world, nothing is certain.
The nation’s biggest data gathering exercise, the Census, is just two months away. Australia’s Census is held every five years and forms a snapshot of how the country is changing. This year, it will include almost 25 million people and 10 million households. It will also see 20,000 field officers temporarily employed around the nation to conduct the exercise.