Author: Blake Jarrett

Target closure will be ‘disastrous’ for Narrabri

I was devastated to hear that Target is closing in Narrabri. We have to travel two hours to go shopping in Narrabri and if there is no Target, that means further travel to shop. Without Target and nowhere else in Narrabri to...

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Doors close, but opportunities open

Target Narrabri will close. The decision was made in a boardroom far away by people who, sadly, do not care. Clearly Wesfarmers do not want our business. We can choose to look at this in two different ways. The first is from a...

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Topical 28/5/20

Narrabri Shire has a small army of volunteers working away at myriad tasks. And volunteering is big business, although unpaid. In fact, the federal government estimates the annual value of volunteer work at $290 billion as a...

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Topical 28/5/20

A reader comments on the ‘panther crossing’ signs in Florida in Tuesday’s Courier: “This reminds me of the ‘koala crossing’ signs around Gunnedah, the ‘koala capital,’” he said. “I have yet to see a koala cross, but it’s a great...

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Topical 28/5/20

What have you learned from home schooling during the COVID-19 school closure period? ABC local radio asked. One response would have brought a wry smile to a teacher’s face – ‘it’s not the teacher’s fault.’ Another said the...

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