Community members have voiced their concerns following a Prime News segment on Bingara and the Gwydir Shire recently. In the news segment, Council’s General Manager Max Eastcott spoke with Prime News regarding the increase in Grey Nomads and campers deciding to make their stay permanent by purchasing homes in Bingara. It was Mr Eastcott’s comments about the potential to bring refugees into the Gwydir community however, that have sparked concerned responses from locals.
For local boy Logan Taylor, while the last few weeks have not been the most pleasant, he certainly isn’t alone, as the wider community comes together to support his battle.
Over the Christmas break, the family of four year old Logan was informed that a tumour had been found in his brain, and it was also in his spine
Police believe a drug bust conducted by Strike Force Sassafra has cleaned up much of the region’s ice supply, with raids on a number of homes in Moree and Ashley taking place early last week.
A 19 year old Gravesend man has been arrested, following the arrests of three other men, aged 23, 24, and 34.
Armidale’s well-known local identity Steve Widders has been named as Warialda’s Australia Day ambassador for 2017, a role that he has proudly taken on a number of times across the country.
Steve Widders is an Aboriginal descendant from the Kamillaroi and Anaiwan people, and believes that his ability to identify with Australia’s Indigenous population has allowed him to take on the role of ambassador for many years.
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.