Boggabri Joey’s Playgroup is a family friendly group who have the rare and amazing honour of having three sets of twins as members in 2024. Two sets of girls and one set of boy and girl twins. No-one knows if it has ever happened before, however, people are saying how wonderful and amazing it is for the small Boggabri Joey’s Playgroup. The group meet each fortnight on Monday of the school term. This term they have welcomed new members as well as returning members. Imagine the excitement when they realised that they have three sets of twins in the group […]
Q: What makes the Mount Kaputar pink slugs pink? If you’ve had the good fortune of wandering the slopes of Mount Kaputar during a cold and rain day, you might have stumbled upon a gathering of radiant pink slugs. Both locals and visitors alike can’t help but be mesmerised by these extravagant critters, proudly displaying their eye-catching “look at me” magenta pink colour. So, what’s the deal with their flamboyant fashion sense? Well, these slugs are basically the rockstars of the snail world, thanks to a pigment called porphyrin. This isn’t just any pigment; it’s the secret ingredient in their […]
Tourist Hotel Cricket Club’s first XI ended the regular season on a huge high at Leitch Oval on Saturday when they scored a convincing five-wicket victory against Tatts in round 12 of Narrabri District Cricket Association’s 2023/24 campaign first grade one day competition. Tatts batted first after their skipper Jakeb Nipperess won the toss and they made 109 runs before losing their final wicket in the 33rd over, which the Tourist men chased down in 30.2 overs with five wickets in hand. The two sides entered the weekend locked on 50 points on the ladder, which meant that the winner […]
A correspondent asks Topical: “We have been plagued by frogs in recent times. The biggest green frog I have ever seen appeared in our toilet. He was so huge he could barely fit back around the ‘s’ bend. Other big frogs have taken up residence in another toilet and in the roof, croaking on cue every day at dusk, and in the pool. In addition to a surge in frog numbers in the swimming pool, we have found three blue tongue lizards in the pool in recent times, one I managed to save. Is this reptile and amphibian invasion due to climate change or the high humidity? What next? Crocodiles in the Namoi?”
Buy Australian and support our farmers and businesses. New research reveals more than four in five Australian businesses buy ‘Australian Made’ wherever possible. The research surveyed a number of business decision-makers from a cross-section of Australian industries and found the key drivers behind the ‘Australian first’ attitude were down to value for money and better quality products.
Major Thomas Mitchell, who explored his way through the Narrabri district in 1832 had quite a few claims to fame. Mitchell fought the last duel with pistols in Australia in 1851 against Stuart Donaldson who four years later became the first premier of NSW. And Major Mitchell allegedly invented the canvas water bag, getting the idea from Aborigines’ kangaroo skin water bags.