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Tuesday
May242016

Gwydir Shire Council's Special Rate Variation approved

The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) has approved Gwydir Shire Council’s application to increase general income by more than the rate peg amount of 1.8% from 1 July 2016.

The approved increase of 30% in 2016-17 can be retained permanently in the council’s rate base.  Last year Gwydir Shire Council applied for an increase of 15% in each of 2015-16  and 2016-17. IPART approved only a temporary increase of 15% for 2015-16, that has to be removed from 1 July 2016.

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Wednesday
May112016

Show going strong after 112 years

The rides are packed up, the stables are quiet and the dust is settling. The Warialda Show has proved to still be popular after 112 years.

Opening the show, Michael Anderson, radio host from 2VM, commended the effort of the community.

“As small as the world is becoming, it is refreshing that small communities are still continuing traditions that have been around for over a hundred years.”

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Wednesday
May112016

Sky high inspections commence this week

Essential Energy will be in the sky until mid-June inspecting powerlines and other electrical infrastructure in Warialda, Bingara, Coolatai, Croppa Creek, Delungra, Gragin, Gravesend, Horton Valley, Warialda Rail, Yallaroi and surrounding areas to capture a detailed picture of the condition of the electricity network.

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Wednesday
May042016

It's Show time!

This week is show week!

The 112th Warialda show is on this  weekend, and will be kicking off on Thursday as the exhibitions and displays are arranged and livestock arrives for the weekend’s events. There is a variety of things to do over the 5th, 6th and 7th to keep every family member happy.

From Thursday through to Saturday, there will be many horse riding events to watch. The feature flag races, puissance, and the popular bull riding competition will be on Friday 6th. The sashing of the Grand Champion Hack and Grand Champion of the Show will take place the next day.

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Wednesday
May042016

Showgirl judging underway

The annual Warialda Showgirl event is underway, with the winner to be announced in a special presentation at the Warialda Show on Friday night.

Two entrants, Jemmah Richardson and Courtney Loosemore were interviewed on Saturday morning before a judging panel of local and visiting judges, all of who have been involved with the Showgirl competition in recent years.

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