Originally hailing from a small town in New Zealand, Mary Whitehouse made her way to Narrabri 20 years ago and fell in love with the area. “I came here to work for CSIRO and never left – now I live here with my partner Alex, our two kids, two dogs, three cats, two parrots and numerous spiders.” Ms Whitehouse is keen to make her mark in this year’s Stars of Narrabri, excited by the chance to raise funds for such a worthy cause. “I am grateful for this opportunity to contribute to the Cancer Council by doing something I love,” […]
On Tuesday, April 13, yoga teacher Nanette Watson held a free one-hour session for older locals. Hosted at the Narrabri Aquatic Centre, the occasion celebrated NSW Seniors Week by providing a fun, cost-free way to reap both the mental and physical health benefits of gentle exercise. The event was funded by HealthWISE, a New England not-for-profit focused on delivering federally funded primary and social health services. The organisation found Mrs Watson to be the perfect fit to teach the class, given her specialisation in seniors’ yoga. “We call it accessible yoga, which means it has no floor work and there’s […]
On Wednesday, April 14, seniors were invited to a free event to celebrate NSW Seniors Week. The luncheon was put together by Narrabri Shire Council and held in The Crossing Theatre auditorium. Doors opened at 11.30am, and guests were treated to lunch and dessert, before hearing the 2021 Narrabri Shire Senior of the Year announcement. Beryl Heath was awarded the title for her work with Meals on Wheels, Inner Wheel, Narrabri Public School’s P and C, Narrabri Cubs and Scouts Group, Narrabri Art and Craft Society, Hospital Auxiliary, Red Cross and the Pink Ladies Group.
To commemorate World Parkinson’s Awareness Month, dedicated locals gathered for a morning tea fundraiser on Monday. The event was hosted by the Narrabri Parkinson’s Support Group on the Post Office lawn at 10am, with the aim of spreading awareness about the illness and how the group can help. Some members even travelled from out of town for the occasion, like Moree’s Miles Berghan. “After being diagnosed with Parkinson’s, it was a great help knowing a group like this was hard at work just a few towns over,” he said. A selection of delicious treats, as well as tea and coffee, […]