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Hot Kitchen Trends This Year

Hot Kitchen Trends This Year

The kitchen is considered the heart of every home. With everyone forced to stay indoors to slow down the spread of COVID-19, kitchens are seeing more traffic than any place in the house.  In addition to preparing meals, most people prefer to eat, talk, and even work at the kitchen table, a reason you might want to consider a kitchen renovation. Depending on the condition of your kitchen, a few simple upgrades should give it a fresh new look and improved functionality. 

Friday, May 08, 2020/Author: Julian Parsons/Number of views (1371)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
Running a Small Business: How to Reduce Outgoings and Boost Profits

Running a Small Business: How to Reduce Outgoings and Boost Profits

Do you run a small business?

 

Among all the challenges of a small business, perhaps the most important to overcome is that of cash flow. Some business owners seek real guidance from those who have survived a similar situation and have experienced big business success in the end.”

 

Money tips for small businesses can help you thrive in today's tough economy.

 

These tips represent real ideas to help you lower your overheads and cut your costs while still reaching your target consumer base and growing your business.

 

 

Wednesday, April 29, 2020/Author: Julian Parsons/Number of views (1045)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Reconciliation Art Competition

Reconciliation Art Competition

WALGETT SHIRE YOUTH & YOUNG PEOPLE ENCOURAGED TO GET INVOLVED IN RECONCILIATION WEEK 2020 ART COMPETITION

Due to the current situation with COVID -19 Council and local services are still unsure if any inclusive community events can be staged during Reconciliation Week 2020
In a bid to inform young people and create conversations around reconciliation and what it means to people Council have partnered with Mission Australia and Walgett Aboriginal Medical Service to stage an “all inclusive” Art competition for all young people.

Sunday, June 07, 2020/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (414)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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The Westpac Foundation Rural Community Grants program

The Westpac Foundation Rural Community Grants program

The Westpac Foundation Rural Community Grants program provides funding for education and training projects delivered in rural communities to create pathways out of disadvantage.

With higher rates of socioeconomic disadvantage in rural and remote Australia compared to cities and metropolitan areas, the program can help respond to these challenges, which are exacerbated by the drought, fires and now COVID-19.

To apply for a $10,000 grant and learn more about the program, visit: http://ow.ly/dM0G50zfp4H

Sunday, June 07, 2020/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (461)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Community War Memorials Fund

Community War Memorials Fund

The NSW Government has adjusted the Community War Memorials Fund application rounds. The dates for the 2020/21 rounds are:
Round 1: Opens Saturday, 25 April 2020 (Anzac Day) – Closes Monday July 27 2020
Round 2: Opens Wednesday, 11 November 2020 (Remembrance Day) – Closes Thursday 11 February 2021
 Round 1 is now open. Eligible organisations can apply online for grants of up to $10,000 to protect, conserve or repair local war memorials in New South Wales. Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 27 July 2020.
Further information about the Community War Memorials Fund can be found on the NSW Office for Veterans Affairs website at https://www.veterans.nsw.gov.au/heritage/community-war-memorials-fund/?fbclid=IwAR0jOFjF-hH5WCB1twXoZkWZDNs1hH8QHJ8GezbzeTfWjyXaiuGNFE5mraY

Sunday, June 07, 2020/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (959)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Rural News

Victoria's coronavirus crisis deepens with 288 new cases

Victoria's coronavirus crisis deepens with 288 new cases

37,588 Victorians were tested for coronavirus yesterday.
Friday, July 10, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (3)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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World wheat record smashed in New Zealand

World wheat record smashed in New Zealand

A New Zealand farmer has smashed the world record for highest wheat yield. What did the bumper weigh in at?
Thursday, July 09, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (3)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Roy’s Round-Up

Roy’s Round-Up

Roy Butler MP

It has been another busy fortnight, one week sitting in Parliament, and since Parliament rose, I have been in Canberra talking water and energy with federal actors. I also managed to slip down to Eden Monaro where Matt Stadtmiller is running for the Shooters Fishers and Farmers Party in the by-election. Matt and I spent a couple of days talking to locals and looking at the impact of recent devastating fires. We also turned to locals for advice on what needed to happen to prepare for the next fires.

In early July I am heading out to Coonamble, Walgett and Lightning Ridge. I hope to speak to plenty of people, and report back on the work we have been doing relevant to their communities.

Please keep your guard up on Coronavirus, as we see people moving around more and more, social distancing and hand hygiene is our best defence to keep the virus at bay. You have done an amazing job, hopefully in coming months we can see zero cases, and get back to a more normal life.

Monday, June 29, 2020/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (456)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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'If you've never seen a gas drilling site up close, they're not pretty'

'If you've never seen a gas drilling site up close, they're not pretty'

Opinion - John Tough

After years of delays, the NSW state government has approved the expansion of the controversial Narrabri gas project, despite opposition from many in the local community. 

The project, which was opposed by the vast majority of submissions during the consultation process, could involve up to 850 new coal seam gas wells being drilled on 1,000 hectares of a 95,000 hectare site covering the Pilliga forest and nearby farm land.

If you've never seen a gas drilling site up close, they're not pretty. 

Towers being raised across the countryside, orange flames from gas flares, glaring floodlights, constant noise from the grind of the drill - and that's not even touching on the potential for land and water pollution from fugitive emissions during the drilling process.

Saturday, June 20, 2020/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (486)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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