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Thursday
Nov272014

Concern over coffee shop at tourist centre

The Warialda District Chamber has gone as far as organising a special meeting on Thursday night to allow stakeholders an opportunity to air their concerns regarding the opening of a new coffee shop in Warialda’s Visitor Information Centre.

Local chef Amber Stevens is leasing the kitchen space at the Centre and installing her own coffee shop in an effort to capture more of the tourist market and encourage them to spend more time in Warialda.

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Thursday
Nov272014

Awards recognise outstanding businesses

A significant cohort from Warialda turned out to the Vocational Education and Gwydir Shire Business Awards on Friday night, this year held at Bingara’s Roxy Theatre.

The Business Awards were won by Somerset Engineering and the Warialda Medical Centre (for the small and large businesses respectively) and Terry Rose from the Highway Service Centre won the Senior Employee category. 

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Thursday
Nov272014

Dental services return to Warialda

Warialda has this week welcomed back a regular dental service, after many years of locals having to travel to adjoining towns to access dental services.

Dr Rani Gopal will be operating weekly in Warialda on Mondays, with services also being provided in Bingara, Barraba and Manilla throughout the week. The service is being coordinated through the Namoi Dental Clinic in Narrabri.

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Friday
Nov212014

Festival goers brave the heat

Hope and Stephen Streets were abuzz on Saturday as the community celebrated and took part in the 7th annual Honey Festival.

Despite temperatures soaring well above 40 degrees on the day, a number of locals and visitors to the community wandered the streets browsing through a range of stalls and enjoying the varying entertainment on display throughout the day.

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Friday
Nov212014

Amalgamation won't fix our problems

A statement by the UNE Centre for Local Government has conveyed the opinion that council amalgamations seldom make local governments more financially sustainable.

As Gwydir Shire Council faces the prospect of an amalgamation with either Inverell or Moree Council, the need to become financially sustainable as an individual council is certainly high on the agenda.

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