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Rotary Club book sale benefits Country Education Foundation

Rotary Club book sale benefits Country Education Foundation

The Rotary Club of Narrabri will donate part of its proceeds from its Maitland Street pop-up book shop to the Country Education Foundation of the Namoi. Usually, the service organisation would have held a fundraising event for the group during the year, however,...

Nine bridges cancer fundraiser success

Nine bridges cancer fundraiser success

Almost $1500 has been raised towards cancer research thanks to the ‘Nine Bridges of Narrabri’ walk held on Sunday morning. The event was a take on Sydney’s famous seven bridges walk. Helen Dugdale set off from The Crossing Theatre for the 28-kilometre walk in the...

Border closures and impacts to Barwon communities

Border closures and impacts to Barwon communities

While there appears to be promising signs of opening the Australian borders by Christmas, I have continued to reflect on the challenges faced by the people living in the Barwon electorate and the Far West as a result of the three border closures during the pandemic....

Gas decision ‘needed to be made on facts’ says reader

“A former New South Wales judge has called for independent to be dropped from the state’s planning commission after it approved the controversial Narrabri coal seam gas development, arguing the body is effectively controlled by the government,” The Guardian reported....

Topical 27/10/20

It is coming up for half a century since the big flood of 1971. Next year sees the 50th anniversary of the ‘71 flood which devastated the shire and north west NSW. Meanwhile, we are evidently entering a La Nina period with anticipated wet weather ahead - hopefully...

Topical 27/10/20

Narrabri’s Will Brennan has recently returned from two seasons as a ‘ringer’ on a Northern Territory cattle station. While Will is not in the TV series, a program currently being screened, Tuesdays, 8pm, on ABC TV, ‘Outback Ringers’ gives an entertaining and colourful...

Topical 27/10/20

An interesting note in ‘Charlie the Chartman’s column today notes that about $1 billion in JobKeeper payments is delayed while the tax office does a few checks. This reminds Topical of an accountant’s comment at the start of JobKeeper - ‘six months of payments...

Thumbs up 27/10/20

Thumbs up to daylight saving which gives us an extra hour early in the afternoon when it is too hot to go outside. It is ideal for relaxing after a hard days’ work with a well-earned cold drink. Sports minded selfish people would deprive us of this just so they could...

Thumbs down 27/10/20

Thumbs down to local drivers who don’t seem to understand that indicators are for indicating when you are going to turn. It is no good putting on your turn indicator as you turn the steering wheel at the same time to go around a corner. It’s frustrating to wait at an...