NEWS

Emergency management group meets to plan flood responses

Emergency management group meets to plan flood responses

When emergency situations like floods occur, a group of emergency management professionals come together to make decisions in the shire regarding emergency preparedness and responses. The group, the Narrabri Local Emergency Management Committee, comprises...

Free pool entry on Australia Day

Free pool entry on Australia Day

Councillors have endorsed plans to offer free entry to Narrabri Shire pools on Australia Day, as the council has done in previous years. In Boggabri, Monster Island (activities for children) will be organised subject to staffing availability. Cr Cameron Staines moved...

Topical 2/12/21

A flood diagram included in last Thursday’s Courier, detailing what can happen at various water heights, carried an incorrect date for the 8.15-metre flood listed as being on July 24, 1988. That flood was recorded on the same date but in 1998.

Thumbs down 2/12/21

Thumbs down to the people who send their kids to school and people who go to work while sick (especially during COVID).

Topical 2/12/21

The Gypsy Willow Markets, usually held at the Selina Street common, will have a temporary home this Saturday due the heightened Narrabri Creek. The market will be held by the West lake at Walowa Street.

Thumbs up 2/12/21

Thumbs up to a lady for her honesty and handing in money found on a bus.

Thumbs up 2/12/21

Thumbs up to everyone with helps of assistance to lift furniture or offering places to leave cars or horses etc. on higher ground (but especially the great job the SES is doing - it’s fantastic).

River levels starting to drop, major flooding could continue

River levels starting to drop, major flooding could continue

Water height in the Namoi River is beginning its decline following major flooding across parts of the North West. The water level had dropped to 6.96 metres at Narrabri Creek on Wednesday morning and was continuing to fall, the SES advised. The creek peaked at 7.55...

Alcohol free zone suspended for 2022 NarraBRIGHT event

Alcohol free zone suspended for 2022 NarraBRIGHT event

Narrabri Shire Council will suspend the alcohol free zone in Maitland Street for the staging of the second NarraBRIGHT festival in March next year. Councillor Annie McMahon moved the recommendation that the dry zone be suspended in the evening of March 18 and council...

Christmas tree sparkles with new decorations | PHOTOS

Christmas tree sparkles with new decorations | PHOTOS

The Narrabri Chamber of Commerce Christmas tree has been given a makeover with a collection of brand-new decorations bought with money donated by Whitehaven Coal. The tree was erected on the Narrabri Post Office side lawn with the help of a faithful, well organised...