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Wednesday
Dec212016

Gwydir Shire Council again fighting to survive

Gwydir Shire has until just December 24 to respond to a Performance Improvement Order issued by the Minister for Local Government Paul Toole.

The order has come as a shock to the elected councillors and the senior staff, especially as Gwydir escaped the axe when many NSW Councils were amalgamated in May 2016 under the ‘Fit for the Future’ (FFTF) process.

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Wednesday
Dec212016

Hard work pays off for Warialda High Students

Warialda High students are currently celebrating, following not only the completion of their secondary schooling, but the delivery of their outstanding HSC results, released last week.

Three WHS students been listed as ‘Distinguished Achievers’, receiving a result in the highest band possible for one or more of their chosen subjects.

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Wednesday
Dec212016

Romeo + Madden: Local skin care label goes from strength to strength

From little things, big things grow, and this could not be more true for local business owner Tarney Hall.

What started as a hobby in a Warialda kitchen, has grown into a brand found on shelves across the country, with a following of more than 15,000 people across all social media platforms. Romeo + Madden has been years in the making, but at the same time, it has progressed at the speed of light.

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Thursday
Dec082016

Community support needed for park upgrade

Warialda locals are being encouraged to put their support behind the Warialda Play Park upgrade as part the Regional Australia Bank ‘Heart of our Community’ initiative.

The initiative which was established in 2012 has already seen many wonderful ideas come to life thanks to community members posting an idea or project to the Banks Heart of our Community website and garnering support by fellow community members.

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Thursday
Dec082016

Council addresses mobility scooter safety issues

The collision between a pedestrian and a mobility scooter earlier in the year, in which a local pedestrian was seriously injured, has left residents calling for action to ensure Gwydir streets are safer for all.

At last week’s Gwydir Shire Council ordinary meeting, staff and councillors discussed a number of options to decrease the risk of further injuries on local pavements, as part of the Motorised Wheelchair Action Plan.

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