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Friday
May222015

SAVE OUR SHIRE

All community members; town and village residents, business owners and families are being urged to play their part in helping to save the Gwydir Shire in the face of amalgamation threats.

Community Meetings will begin next week to gain local support to save the Gwydir Shire and stop the threat of amalgamation with Moree Plains Shire Council or other surrounding Councils.

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Friday
May222015

Rates to rise for one year

The Gwydir Shire Council has received the go-ahead from the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) to increase its rates income above the rate-pegging amount, but only for one year, instead of the two years originally proposed by Council.

IPART Chairman Peter Boxall said 1 increase of 15% has been allowed, instead of the 2 consecutive 15% increases the council requested. This amount includes the 2.4% rate peg.

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Friday
May222015

Spotlight on illegal puppy factories

In recent months it was revealed that an illegal puppy factory was operating in the Gwydir area, as Gwydir Shire Council, Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall and the RSPCA together investigated the property in question.

Following the investigation and inspections of said property on the Onus Rd, Copeton, a number of fines were delivered to the owners, and furious residents of towns in the region called for action against the inhumane breeding operations.

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Friday
May152015

Great Show at Warialda

With more than 8,000 entries through the gate over the weekend, the Warialda Show is again being hailed a success – still going strong even after 111 years.

“I think overall the Show went well.  There were some sections that were down a bit on previous years, but we still had strong entries in the pavilion as well as great numbers in the campdraft and horse riding ring events,” Warialda P & A Association President David Coulton said.

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Friday
May152015

Warialda student named NSW SES cadet of the year

Warialda State Emergency Service (SES) member Kodie Hardy has been honoured with the NSW SES Cadet of the Year Award, presented on Monday morning during a ceremony at Parliament House.

Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall joined the 17-year-old volunteer, his parents David and Jenny, six siblings, Warialda SES Unit Controller Graham Moxey and North West Acting Region Controller Brian Parsons at the award ceremony.

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