Emergency services responded to a two truck crash on the Newell Highway on Tuesday afternoon. The two heavy vehicles collided 15-kilometres south of Narrabri, heading towards Coonabarabran. A reduced speed limit was in place around the accident scene.
A new Narrabri Show committee has been formed and has already gone to task in planning the 2021 event. As work starts on preparations on the April 30 to May 2 event in 2021, the committee has identified a need for stewards for stud cattle, handicrafts, needlework, whip cracking and novelty events. New show president Jason Orman said stewards played an important role for the annual event. “Without stewards, the show doesn’t go on,” he said. At the society’s annual general meeting in August, Mr Orman was elected as president. Mr Orman has been involved with the show since he […]
Gatherings in outdoor public spaces and group bookings at restaurants will be increased to 30 people under a relaxation of COVID-19 rules. From this Friday, October 23: 30 people can gather outdoors in public spaces (previously this was 20); 30 customers per booking, and 30 customers per table at hospitality venues (previously the rule was a maximum of 10); In addition, as of last Friday, October 16, corporate functions of up to 300 people can now be held at any appropriate premises, including at restaurants, subject to a COVID-Safe plan (previously just function centres). Additionally, from December 1, the number […]
Finally, touch footy is back. Narrabri Touch Inc’s 2020-21 summer competition began on Monday evening, seven months after the 2019-20 season was cancelled amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Twenty-two teams took to the Cooma Oval fields in round one on Monday with matches running across two time slots. Ten of the 22 teams which entered the 2020-21 campaign are men’s teams and the other 12 are ladies’ teams. Nine rounds, including Monday’s season opener, will be played before Christmas. That has allowed for each men’s team to play all opposition sides once before graded competition begins after the Christmas/school holiday break. […]
It may be unkind and is certainly politically incorrect but Topical overheard a chat between two Winston Churchill fans, recounting his witticisms. “I like the line ‘I’ve got more out of alcohol than it has ever got out of me’ one said. The other responded ‘and I like his observation ‘I drink to make boring people more interesting.’
Narrabri Rotary is proud of its role as part of the Rotary International project to eliminate polio around the world. In August, Rotarians globally celebrated a milestone when Africa was declared free of wild poliovirus. About 30 years ago almost 350,000 people around the world suffered from polio. Now it survives only in Afghanistan and Pakistan, but the program to stamp out polio in those two countries is going the wrong way. In Pakistan the number of cases has risen from 12 in 2018 to 147 last year. In Afghanistan the Taliban prohibited door to door teams in the areas they control and has killed a health worker and two police guards, saying that vaccinations are a western conspiracy to weaken Islam, a claim which has spread widely on social media.
The UK is gearing up for mass vaccinations once COVID-19 vaccines are ready to go. The National Health Service is planning ‘Nightingale Vaccination Centres’ to inject 2500 people per day. The National Health Service is buying 400 million doses of six different vaccines – Oxford University/Astra Zeneca (the one Australia is buying) and Pfizer are front runners.
Starting this week, Year 12 students across Australia will begin their final examinations. Like every Year 12 student before you, this marks the end of your formal school education. After this, you may decide to study a...