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Thursday
Nov302017

Defibrillators on hand to save lives

Cardiac arrest does not discriminate. Despite your age or fitness level, it can happen to anyone, and is one of the leading causes of premature death.

Gwydir Shire Council has recently invested in three Automated External Defibrillator (AED) machines.

  An AED has been installed in each of the Bingara and Warialda council offices to increase the chance of survival of a staff member or member of the public who suffers a sudden cardiac arrest; the third AED is available for loan from the Warialda Office for community and sporting events.

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Thursday
Nov302017

Changes to local policing as Barwon LAC set to be dissolved

Barwon Local Area Command (LAC) is set to be dissolved as part of the state’s restructuring of country policing.

The new model set to be implemented in April of 2018 will see Warialda, Moree, Bingara and Boggabilla move into the New England police district, while the Oxley district will take control of communities in the south of the current Barwon LAC including Narrabri, Wee Waa and Boggabri.

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Thursday
Nov022017

Gwydir Shire Council up for National Landcare award

Gwydir Shire Council was last week recognised for its contribution to regenerative agriculture and sustainability when it was awarded the NSW Australian Government Partnerships with Landcare Award at the NSW Landcare and Local Land Services Conference, held in Albury on Thursday 26 October. 

The local Council will now be NSW’s representative in this category for the National Awards to be held in 2018.

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Thursday
Sep212017

Warialda Public School program receives excellence award

A Warialda Public School program aimed at opening students’ eyes to a wider range of possible careers has been recognised last week at the 2017 Minister's and Secretary's Awards for Excellence.

Under the Wider than Gwydir program every fortnight students are involved in a Q&A video-conference with people working in a variety of occupations.

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Thursday
Sep072017

McGregor Group celebrates 120 years of local business

The business of J.A.McGregor & Co commenced in 1897, when John Archibald McGregor Senior set up a stock & station agency in Warialda NSW. He ran this business on his own until 1917, when he was joined by his son Don. Over the following years other staff joined the fold including Ken Scutt and Alan Dinning, and J.A.'s other son John Jnr established a branch of the business at Croppa Creek NSW.

The second world war took a heavy toll with John Jnr and two other esteemed members of the team lost in the conflict, and so Don formed a partnership with his brother in law Bob Smith to help ensure the business could continue. This partnership was very successful and continued until Bob's untimely death in 1965.

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