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Wednesday
Mar282018

A new direction for news in the Gwydir Shire

At the end of this month, The Warialda Standard and the Bingara Advocate will merge to become the Gwydir News.

The merger does not mean that either of the current papers is leaving town or closing.

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Wednesday
Mar142018

Gravesend 100 Mile Lunch served a $2000 funding boost

Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall recently announced that the NSW Government would support the upcoming Gravesend Hundred Mile Long Lunch, dishing up $2,000 to ensure the feast is a success again this year.

The local MP secured the one-off grant from Premier Gladys Berejiklian, to provide a marquee for a larger number of guests this year.

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Wednesday
Mar142018

More than 1 million dollars to build sporting and community facilities in Gwydir Shire

In 2017, the NSW Government established the Stronger Country Communities Fund. The objective of this fund is to help deliver local infrastructure projects to regional communities. The distribution of the funds is over two rounds.

Gwydir Shire is awaiting an announcement as to which projects were successful in Round 1 and is now calling for applications for Round 2 funding.

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Thursday
Feb222018

Benny Nelson to return for Honey Festival show

Local singer/songwriter Benny Nelson will return home this March to perform live on stage as part of the Warialda Honey Festival on Saturday, March 10th.

Previously scheduled to play at the October Festival which was postponed due to rain, Benny has gladly jumped on board with the rescheduled date and is keen to perform his crowd favourites, as well as his new single ‘Ride Away’.

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Thursday
Feb222018

Roxy show to honour the late Slim Dusty

The songs and stories of possibly Australia’s most iconic country music singer will be showcased at the Roxy Theatre this February as part of the Slim Dusty tribute show ‘Dustier than Ever’.

The 90 minute performance which is presented with the permission of Joy McKean, Slim Dusty's wife, has been performed over 100 times in the last five years.

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