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5 Driving Tips To Stay Safe At The Roundabout

5 Driving Tips To Stay Safe At The Roundabout

Some non-Corona Virus advice to get you through the day

The news is full of Covid-19 right now, but there are other dangers in the world that YOU need to look out for.

One of the greatest dangers comes in the form of your very own car (or someone else’s)

Approximately 40% of all car accidents happen at intersections, with most of these resulting in serious injuries.  

Roundabouts, however, make intersections much safer.

Here's how to stay safe driving around the roundabout.

Friday, March 27, 2020/Author: Julian Parsons/Number of views (92)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
Top 5 Tips For A Successful Australian Partner Visa Application in 2020

Top 5 Tips For A Successful Australian Partner Visa Application in 2020

Are you in the process of sponsoring your partner or getting sponsored for a partner visa? 

Here are the top 5 tips to help you prepare your application and ensure a smooth process from start to finish.

 

 

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Cafe provides vital buzz to drought-impacted Walgett locals and visitors

Cafe provides vital buzz to drought-impacted Walgett locals and visitors

Katie Murray can not quite believe that her little business is bucking the trend of economic downturn due to drought, but she says the figures and the numbers speak for themselves.

Her cafe in the north-west New South Wales town of Walgett is going gangbusters despite the ongoing dry weather.

She is so busy she has expanded the business to include fresh food and is increasing the table space available.

"We have quadrupled in size and we are really busy," she said.

"We had to make room for more giftware, but the main impetus for the expansion was the food — for casual lunchtime takeaway foods like sandwiches and wraps.

"Walgett was crying out for that food."

 

Tuesday, August 20, 2019/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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The Boat from Wee Waa - Commercial fisherman Ross Miller, 90, still building prawn trawlers, despite concerns about industry's future

The Boat from Wee Waa - Commercial fisherman Ross Miller, 90, still building prawn trawlers, despite concerns about industry's future

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The trawler started its life well away from the waters of the Pacific.

When Mr Miller first learnt about the boat, it was virtually a skeleton under construction in the cotton fields of Wee Waa in western NSW, where water is better known for irrigating cotton fields.

"I brought it in from Wee Waa and have been working on it ever since for the past 14 months. Nothing has been really changed in specifications," he said.

With the commercial fisher no longer on the tools, getting hold of others to carry out the physical side of the work does present problems.

"It is very, very hard indeed. There are a few people around [but] despite [their] experience with larger ships, they have not had the experience of working on a smaller vessel like this," Mr Miller said.

That experience, or lack of, has him working with 75-year-old John Wait, who has been a commercial fisher and these days also helps train potential fishers on behalf of the NSW Fishing Industry Training Council.

"I told Ross that he was crazy to do this. And I was silly enough to be with him and help him," Mr Wait said.

"I love building boats. It is one of those things that gets into your blood and you can't get rid of it. As Toad from Wind in the Willows said, there is nothing like mucking around with boats."

It is not surprising from Mr Wait's view that a person his age is providing the labour.

Monday, August 19, 2019/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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NSW pushes back on AWU criticism over backing for LNG imports

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AWU national secretary Daniel Walton late last week rounded on the government for granting the status of "critical state significant infrastructure" to a proposed $589 million LNG import project in Newcastlewhich will now enjoy a streamlined approvals process.

The Berejiklian government has already given the green light for a separate, $250 million LNG import terminal at Port Kembla, backed by mining billionaire Andrew Forrest.

The plans for the two import terminals are racing ahead as Santos's $3 billion Narrabri coal seam gas project, which could supply up to half NSW's gas requirements, remains locked in the state government's approvals process.

But Mr Stokes said the Narrabri project has "big potential impacts" on the environment, and that in any case the state is "best served by a competitive market with multiple sources".

 

 

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Emily Newton, Jinnara Tyson chosen on NSW Youth Summit steering committee

Emily Newton, Jinnara Tyson chosen on NSW Youth Summit steering committee

Kids are growing up far too quickly as they see the affect drought is having on their families, says Walgett's Emily Newton.

Ms Newton and Jinnara Tyson from Dubbo are among two of the 11 people chosen to be on a steering committee for UNICEF Australia's NSW Youth Summit on living with drought.

As part of the steering committee, the youths help select about 100 young people aged 14 to 24-years-old who will attend the drought summit. The steering committee has also helped design the summit.

The aim of it is to collaborate with participants and experts to develop solutions for the problems young people are facing in the drought. The ideas will be presented to bureaucrats and politicians on the final day of the summit in October.

Ms Newton said most of her life had been spent battling against the drought. She's lived in Walgett her whole life until moving to Wagga Wagga to further her studies.

"While most of my friends were able to go away to the beach for their summer holidays, I would spend my holidays pulling dead animals out of the mud from the middle of dried up dams - this included livestock, native animals and pet poddy lambs and calves," she said.

"This became not only physically draining, but extremely mentally draining as it felt as though there was nothing more that I could do as my parents fought away debt to support me through the remaining years of my schooling."

The 21-year-old said youths were not spending their time being kids because they were seeing the affect of mental illness and financial instability.

"My main hope is that young people are able to come away from the summit with the life skills to be able to tackle the hardships they find themselves facing in the drought," Ms Newton said.

Ms Tyson grew up in Goodooga but now lives in Dubbo.

She said the drought was taking away youths' leisure time in rural communities and replacing it with work.

"I hope the summit will assist with providing extra support to the rural and remote communities that are impacted by the drought," she said.

The 24-year-old also wants to be a role model for other Aboriginal youths.

The NSW Youth Summit on Living With Drought will run from October 9 to 11. The applicants chosen by the steering committee will have all their travel costs covered.

 

Monday, August 19, 2019/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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2013 draft report warned that NSW towns would be left high and dry

2013 draft report warned that NSW towns would be left high and dry

The NSW government was warned by its own bureaucrats more than five years ago that reliable water supply in parts of the state could plunge by a third, with the situation now so dire that some of the largest regional towns face being left with no water within the next year.

The warnings were contained in a draft paper, Assuring Future Urban Water Security, which was dated December 2013 and commissioned by the Department of Primary Industries.

Friday, August 16, 2019/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Warren, Walgett female artists contribute to Women Out Front exhibition

Warren, Walgett female artists contribute to Women Out Front exhibition

Spectacular gowns reflecting the landscape and other creative works make up an exhibition that shines a light on the talent of female artists in western NSW.

Women Out Front is a culmination of the work Signal Creative and Outback Arts have been doing with women in Warren and Walgett in the past two years. 

The exhibition features the 'Mother Nature Gown', the 'Yellow Belly Gown' and others, printed photos and textiles, as well as a large collaborative wall hanging.

It opened in Coonamble on Thursday, with a dance performance in the street.

"For many of the young artists, it's the first time their work has toured and been a part of a big collaborative exhibition and I'm proud to be a part of supporting these amazing young women," Signal Creative co-director Caroline Wallace said.

The Women Out Front program has already featured local performances from the young women at Warren Central School of the movement piece Drylands Wetlands, comprising sounds of the Tiger Bay Wetlands and original costume and set pieces made by the students inspired by the wetlands.

In Walgett, River Stories, created by the Sista Speak students, was exhibited in the Walgett Library as well as online.

Signal Creative co-director Emma Hoy said: "It's been an incredible two years working on Women Out Front with Outback Arts, we can't wait to see what these exciting new artists come up with next."

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Rural News

Industry ramps up pressure on visa extension

Horticulture is pushing for visa changes to ensure a workforce.
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Shearing in isolation the way ahead for Raelene's team

Longreach shearing contractor Raelene Bowden has isolated herself and her team of 15 as her way of managing the new protocols brought in to manage the spread of COVID-19 in the shearing industry.
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Dual purpose canola returns 40pc of land value in one year

It's safe to say Victorian farmer Tom Wilson is very pleased with results of grain and graze canola in his rotation.
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Barley sales to China tighten domestic supply

The weaker Australia dollar has spurred export sales of wheat and barley into Asia.
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Rural property market remains red hot despite coronavirus

Coronavirus appears to be having little impact on Queensland's red hot rural property market.
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BREAKING: CBH Group has new chairman

The CBH Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Simon Stead as chairman and Natalie Browning as deputy chairwoman of the board, effective immediately.
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2020

Narrabri RSL Superdraw and Meat Raffles Every Wednesday from 6pm

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2020

Narrabri Sporties Wednesday Nights

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2020

Walgett to Moree Bus Service

Wednesday and Thursday Weekly

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2020

Narrabri Tennis Comp - Wednesday Nights 4 person Doubles

Wednesday Nights

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2020

Narrabri Junior Basketball !

Commencing Wednesday 26th of February from 5pm

Narrabri Junior Basketball !
Commencing Wednesday 26th of February from 5pm

Ages 6-15 years. Boys and Girls.

Cost $80 (one full years registration which covers two seasons)

We run three 'age groups' which are quite flexible, allowing players to play up or down based on size and skill levels. Generally 6-8. 8-11. 11-15. There are a lot of players playing outside of this.

All registration fees are done online, a link can be found on the Narrabri Basketball Association Facebook page. After the first week, No Pay - No Play applies, so please be timely. Existing players and parents, please check when you are due to ensure you may take the court.

Also, any parents who can spare the time to referee, score or just wash some shirts, please put your hands up.

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2020

Narrabri Basketball Mixed and Men’s Teams

Tuesday and Wednesday nights

Alrighty guys and girls,

Our first competitions for the year will be kicking off on Tuesday the 25th and Wednesday the 26th of February. Mixed Como on Tuesday's and men's/juniors on Wednesdays.

Cost is still the same. $90 for adults, $80 for under 18.
This cost includes one full year of registration(we run two competitions per year) and covers all costs such as lighting and equipment.

Please nominate your mixed and men's teams on here so that we have an idea of who is playing. That way we can have games that matter from week 1.

Our next committee meeting will be at the RSL this coming Monday the 3rd of February from 6pm. Feel free to come along if you have anything you wish to contribute.

Also, our next raffle night is coming up on February 7th. Please come along for an hour to help out. These raffles go a long way to maintaining our low prices and equipment.

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2020

Pilates Narrabri

Monday and Wednesday

CLINICAL PILATES is back on! 

Want to learn to move Pain-Free.. 
Reinforces good posture, inner core stability, flexibility, tailored exercises for your condition

➡️Monday 2-3pm
➡️Wednesday 5:30-6:30pm

Delivered by Physiotherapist--Allyce Escuriale
CALL 67925007

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Miss Narrabri event to raise funds for Cancer Council

Saturday 1st April 2020

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Apr

2020

Yarrie Lake and Merimborough Land Care Group Information Day POSTPONED

1st April, 2020. POSTPONED

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Apr

2020

Barefoot Bowls at the Narrabri Sporties Thursday’s

Every Thursday

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2020

Sporties Narrabri Bingo Thursday’s

Every Thursday

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2020

Narrabri Sporties Thursday Parmi Night

Every Thursday

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2020

Gwabegar Pilliga Wee Waa Narrabri Bus run

Fortnightly on Thursday

#ridealongwithus
Seats available on the Gwabegar to Narrabri Bus Service on Wednesday 10th October. Contact us now on 6795 4265 or info@namoicare.org.au to book a seat or for future dates.

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Walgett to Moree Bus Service

Wednesday and Thursday Weekly

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2020

Junior Narrabri Rugby League Training nights. POSTPONED

18 and 29 February Tuesday and Thursday. POSTPONED

Bring your mates & make new ones.
Get fit & have fun playing the greatest game.
Training has commenced for all internationals & registrations are now O P E N.
We need you to register so we can submit teams to Group 4 & have all your gear arrive before the season starts.

Keen...?... Catch you at training 🤜🏼🤛🏼

🔹 13’s Tuesday 🔹 Friday 🔹
🔹 14/15’s & 16’s Wednesday & Friday 🔹

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2020

PRE & POST NATAL CLASSES

Thursday 5 March 2020

FREE CLASSES!

PRE & POST NATAL CLASSES - 6 WEEK BLOCK

Tara Foley, our Women's Health Physiotherapist is now offering Pre & Post Natal Educational Exercise

♀️Classes starting on Thursday March 5th.

♀️The classes will be held upstairs at the   Christian Outreach Centre from 2pm-3pm.

Make sure to wear your comfy clothing. Bubs are welcome to come along as well.

♀️BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

If you require any further information or if you wish to book your spot, please call us on 67925007.

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2020

Narrabri Sporties Bowls 9 am

Every Thursday

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2020

Narrabri Eagles Training every Tuesday and Thursday

Tuesday’s and Thursdays

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Walgett Little Athletics AGM

Thursday 2nd April 2020

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2020

Narrabri RSL Spinna Winna / Meat Raffles and Badge Draw on Friday nights from 6pm

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Narrabri Golfie Badge Draw and Meat raffles every Friday night from 6pm

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Friday night at the Narrabri Sporties

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2020

Wee Waa Showgirl Competition

Closes 31March 2020

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2020

Narrabri Sporties Alphy’ back Friday’s 10.30am

Every Friday 10.30 am

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2020

Chase the Ace at the Crossroads Hotel Narrabri

Every Friday Night

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2020

Collarenebri to Narrabri Bus Service

Weekly on Friday

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Narrabri to Burren Junction Bus Service

Weekly Monday and Friday

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2020

Narrabri District Tennis Comp - Junior Match Play

Friday nights

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2020

Narrabri Junior Sunday Rugby and Training Friday’s. POSTPONED TO FIRST WEEK IN MAY

Starts Friday 27th March

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2020

Mainly Music Friday’s Narrabri

Friday’s

Parent child musical interaction, home made morning tea, fun, fellowship & friendships All welcome voluntary donation $5 per family at Christian Outreach Centre Tibbereena St,  10am Fridays

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Wee Waa Bowling Club Giant Easter Raffle

Friday 3rd April, 2020

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2020

Narrabri Golfie Saturday Megadraw from 6pm

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2020

Hits and Missus at Narrabri Golfie

1st February 2020

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2020

Park Run Free Fitness Narrabri

Every Saturday

Parkrun organise free, weekly, 5km timed runs around the world. They are open to everyone, free, and are safe and easy to take part in.

These events take place in pleasant parkland surroundings and we encourage people of every ability to take part; from walkers or those taking their first steps in running to Olympians; from juniors to those with more experience; we welcome you all.

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2020

Narrabri Markets

First Saturday of the Month

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