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Friday
May012015

ANZAC Day commemorated across the district

Last weekend a number of services and special events were held to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the landing of the ANZACS in Gallipoli. 

All events drew record crowds, with young and old braving the cool morning to attend dawn services, and others going to much effort to represent schools and other community groups at marches and day-time services.

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Friday
May012015

Westpac in-store to close

Westpac have recently made the decision to close all their rural and remote “in-store” banking facilities within the next 17 months. This means that their in-store facility at the Warialda Newsagency will close at sometime within that period. At the same time Westpac have announced that their customers will be able to make Deposits and Withdrawals at their local Post Offices.

Martin Bell from the Warialda Newsagency, along with Ted and Eve Moffat from the Warialda Licensed Post Office have reiterated that this is an agreement between Westpac and Australia Post.

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Friday
May012015

Warialda Show caters to all

The new ring fence at the Warialda Showgrounds will be proudly on display at next weekend’s 111th Warialda Show – completed entirely by volunteers with the assistance of funding through the State Government.

The Show, to be held on the 7th, 8th& 9th May will kick off on Thursday with exhibitions and displays being set up and livestock arriving.  Events will begin on Friday with junior horse categories and judging in many of the livestock and pavilion sections

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Friday
Apr242015

Locals to commemorate the ANZACs

This Saturday is one of Australia’s most important national occasions. April 25, ANZAC Day, is a national day of commemoration and the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War.

This year’s ANZAC celebrations however are especially significant, as we recognise the 100th anniversary since the landing of our soldiers in Gallipoli. It was on April 25, 1915 that 16,000 Australians and New Zealanders landed in the vicinity of the area now known as Anzac Cove.

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Friday
Apr242015

Increase in malicious damage stats

The number of incidents of Malicious Damage to property increased by 75% from 2013 to 2014 across the Gwydir Shire, according to figures from the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOSCAR).

Released last week, the latest report on crime statistics says that the number of incidents jumped from 24 in 2013 to 42 in 2014.  However, there were no other major increases in other crime sectors.

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