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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 (96)/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.

 

 

Tuesday, March 10, 2020/Author: Julian Parsons/Number of views (306)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Walgett IGA On Fire

Walgett IGA On Fire

FIRE AT WALGETT SUPERMARKET

A fire has broken out at the local supermarket in Walgett.

Emergency services were called to the IGA on Fox Street in Walgett after 8.30 this morning.

Three ambulance crews attended the scene.

No patients have required treatment at this stage.

Fire and Rescue are managing the scene.

It's the second time the building has been damaged by fire after it was destroyed in 2013.

UPDATE: 

The Department of Education says the primary school campus, Walgett Community College, has not been evacuated, despite claims in the community.

The department says students have either been taken home by their parents or moved to a safer area of the school.

Wednesday, June 05, 2019/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (3743)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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Australia's cotton production halved as drought and low to no water allocation takes its toll

Australia's cotton production halved as drought and low to no water allocation takes its toll

Australia's cotton production has been halved this season with drought and low-to-no water allocation for most growers taking a toll on crops.

Key points:

  • Australia's cotton crop is expected to be 2.1 million bales — about half the previous season's yield
  • Cotton Australia's chief executive says the national crop will still generate around $1.5 billion
  • He said it will not affect the global market, nor will it increase prices

While cotton picking and ginning was still underway throughout New South Wales and Queensland, Cotton Australia chief executive Adam Kay forecast the 2018/19 national crop would be around 2.1 million bales. 

"It will still generate about $1.5 billion dollars worth of export income, but production is less than half of the previous season and we expect next season it will halve again," Mr Kay said. 

"It's been a tough year, and there was this idea that cotton was somehow not impacted by drought — it's not right, the crop size halved, and it's been a very difficult year."

Mr Kay said water availability had driven yields down, which ranged from seven to 14 bales a hectare for irrigated cotton crops.

Wednesday, June 05, 2019/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Young NSW farmers and fishers get business savvy with new program

Young NSW farmers and fishers get business savvy with new program

YOUNG farmers and fishers will have more help to build resilience into their businesses, with the launch of a new business coaching pilot and grants for leadership and development to be rolled out across the State.

Tuesday, June 04, 2019/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (3420)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Spotlight Winter Publication from Cotton Research and Development.

Spotlight Winter Publication from Cotton Research and Development.

Welcome to the Winter edition of CRDC's Spotlight magazine! 

In this edition:

  • Exercise Blueprint: focusing on biosecurity preparedness
  • Cotton & grains collaborating on Helicoverpa control
  • Girls to the front: celebrating women in cotton and science

... plus much more!

Spotlight will be landing in the mailboxes of our subscribers this week: the first week of winter.

Monday, June 03, 2019/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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'Myley's law': parents of six-year-old quad bike victim want change

'Myley's law': parents of six-year-old quad bike victim want change

Sydney Morning Herald

Josh Maxwell wants it to be known as "Myley's law": a series of coronial recommendations that, if implemented, could prevent tragedies similar to the one which took the life of his six-year-old daughter.

Myley Maxwell was one of two young passengers on a quad bike being driven by a 13-year-old girl on a property near Narrabri, in the state's west, when it collided with a tree.

She succumbed to head injuries soon after.

"It’s something that we, the family have got to deal with for the rest of our lives. But if we can make change to prevent other children being put in this position, we’ve done our job as parents," Mr Maxwell said outside the NSW Coroner's Court in Lidcombe on Thursday morning.

The grieving North West NSW father's comments came after Deputy State Coroner Elizabeth Ryan handed down her findings following in inquest into Myley's death, among them that adults face criminal prosecution for allowing children under 16 to ride adult-sized quad bikes.

She also recommended the NSW Attorney-General consider introducing legislation making it an offence for adults to allow children to ride any quad bike without a helmet, and legislation making it easier for police to be able to enter properties where they suspected an offence had occurred.

Thursday, May 30, 2019/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Why does Australia no longer have a dedicated rural health minister?

Why does Australia no longer have a dedicated rural health minister?

The Federal Government has announced that rural health will be one of the responsibilities for Federal Minister for Regional Services, Decentralisation and Local Government, Mark Coulton. Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt has been reappointed.
 
Former Rural Health Minister Bridget McKenzie is moving to agriculture, after last year having her range of responsibilities significantly broadened.
 
RACGP Vice President and RACGP Rural Chair Associate Professor Ayman Shenouda said the college is disappointed to lose a dedicated minister.
 
‘We feel it would have been more appropriate to have a rural health minister, since we have very complicated rural issues,’ he told newsGP.

Thursday, May 30, 2019/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Rural News

Industry ramps up pressure on visa extension

Horticulture is pushing for visa changes to ensure a workforce.
Wednesday, April 01, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (15)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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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.
Wednesday, April 01, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (16)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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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.
Wednesday, April 01, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (15)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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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.
Tuesday, March 31, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (26)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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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.
Tuesday, March 31, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (17)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Apr

2020

Narrabri RSL Superdraw and Meat Raffles Every Wednesday from 6pm

Narrabri Event

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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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Apr

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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Apr

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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2020

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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Apr

2020

Sporties Narrabri Bingo Thursday’s

Every Thursday

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Apr

2020

Narrabri Sporties Thursday Parmi Night

Every Thursday

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Apr

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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2020

Walgett to Moree Bus Service

Wednesday and Thursday Weekly

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Apr

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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Apr

2020

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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2020

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

Narrabri Event

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2020

Friday night at the Narrabri Sporties

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Apr

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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Apr

2020

Chase the Ace at the Crossroads Hotel Narrabri

Every Friday Night

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Apr

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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Apr

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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2020

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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Apr

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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