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Late Bill Burgess remembered for sub-branch, Rotary service

Late Bill Burgess remembered for sub-branch, Rotary service

The Narrabri RSL sub-branch is mourning the loss of one of its esteemed members, the late Wilfred ‘Bill’ Burgess who died on October 20 aged 86. Mr Burgess, a submariner, served in the Royal Navy in the 1950s and 60s, starting as a stoker. At the end of his naval...

Pink dinner a celebration to remember | PHOTOS

Pink dinner a celebration to remember | PHOTOS

Maitland Street was transformed into a ‘pink paradise’ on Saturday night as 300 people turned out for a street dinner party. The celebration was held as the signature event of the Pink Up Namoi campaign which is raising money towards the McGrath Foundation. The...

Boggy Ninja on path to recovery after cliff fall

Boggy Ninja on path to recovery after cliff fall

During a routine training session recently Cruze Morley, aka the Boggy Ninja, had an experience that he really doesn’t want to experience again. “For the past three weeks I have been walking up ‘Gins Leap’ every day to build my cardio and leg strength. I felt very...

Fresh faces at Namoi Water air concerns about price increase

Fresh faces at Namoi Water air concerns about price increase

Rural bulk water users across the Namoi Valley are ‘shocked’ by the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal’s final report and decision to significantly increase prices. The water price hike of 49.8 per cent across the Namoi Valley makes the region one of the...

Art and Craft Society AGM and election of office bearers

Art and Craft Society AGM and election of office bearers

By Publicity Officer The annual general meeting of the Narrabri Art and Craft Society Inc was held on Monday, October 11. The meeting had originally been set down for August but had to be postponed because of the rules and regulations in relation to COVID-19. The...

Community leaders, Upper House member at business breakfast

Community leaders, Upper House member at business breakfast

Community and business leaders gathered at Coogle Cottage on Monday morning for a breakfast with Upper House member Sam Farraway. The gathering, facilitated by the Narrabri branch of the National Party, saw Mr Farraway make his first post-lockdown visit to the town....

Topical 26/10/21

“What will become of all the surplus masks when the COVID crisis winds down?” a Topical reader wonders. “I have several dozen strategically left at home, at work and in the car in case I forget one. There must be millions lying around.”This recalled for Topical the...

Topical 26/10/21

A Regional Banking Taskforce has been established by the Morrison government to look at the impact of bank branch closures on regional communities. We have seen many closures of bank branches in country towns, including Wee Waa. The closures bring significant...

Topical 26/10/21

Sleep underpins our quality of life and now a timely study will delve into just how vital a good night’s sleep is. Hunter New England Health has launched the investigation to better understand farmers’ sleep and sleeping issues, as well as their general health and...

Thumbs up 26/10/21

Thumbs up to the volunteers, organisers, donors and community for making the Pink Up night a success. What a great community we have.

Thumbs down 26/10/21

Thumbs down for the terrible state of the Killarney Gap Road. Shocking potholes, cracks and 40 kilometre signs for months now. On top of this, the roadside is rarely slashed making it very easy to hit a hidden rood.

Thumbs up 26/10/21

Thumbs up to the Royal Flying Doctor Service and especially lead nurse Alice Sack for the tremendous work done with the recent vaccination clinics. Her quotes, in an article in The Courier and the Wee Waa News, put a human face behind the work going on at the...