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Thursday
Jul212016

St Joseph's Warialda: Small school, big heart

The student number may be small, but the heart and sense of community at St Joseph’s School is anything but.

St Joseph’s Primary School is a small local co-educational Catholic school, operating within the Diocese of Armidale. Established in 1904 by the Sisters of St Joseph, the school promotes and values academic excellence and provides a balanced, personalised curriculum with a strong focus on student wellbeing.

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Wednesday
Jul202016

Plans to attract professional athletes to local event

An exciting new event may soon hit the Gwydir Shire events calendar, with the proposal to introduce a ‘Bingara Buster’ run, and possibly a whole health and wellbeing festival.

The Bingara Buster would be an event on the national running calendar, drawing professional runners from across the country.

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Wednesday
Jul202016

Black tie ball takes aim at the Black Dog

More than 100 ladies and gentlemen from across the region are expected to fill the Roxy theatre in their black tie best this October, for the Unleash the Black Dog Black Tie Ball.

The event is due to take place on Saturday, October 22nd, and while the event is still in the planning stages, organiser Angie Pritchard is already looking forward to the evening and is expecting a good turnout.

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Wednesday
Jun292016

Cranky Rock in good hands

Di and Alan Franzen from the Sunshine Coast now call Cranky Rock home as the new caretakers of the Nature Reserve.

After discovering Cranky Rock through the Wikicamps website, they were sure to stop in on their travels.

“Every time we travelled away, we’d come back via Warialda to stay a week or so. We just loved the place and something kept drawing us back.”

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Wednesday
Jun292016

Life behind bars

The Croppa Creek man found guilty of murdering Office of Environment and Heritage officer Glen Turner will spend the rest of his life behind bars.

Ian Robert Turnbull, 81, sat calmly in the state’s Supreme Court on Thursday as Justice Peter Johnson jailed Turnbull for a maximum of 35 years for the “terrifying and shattering” murder and for detaining Mr Turner’s colleague “for advantage”.

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