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Wednesday
Oct122011

ICAC investigates freebies to Council

The Gwydir Shire Council has been named as one of the 110 councils under investigation by the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) for possible involvement in fraudulent activity.

The ICAC investigation (Operation Jarek) relates to staff from over 100 councils allegedly accepted benefits including gift cards and other items from companies including Hilindi Pty Ltd trading as R&R Tape Supplies, Momar Australia Pty Ltd and NCH Australia Pty Ltd in return for placing orders and continuing business relationships with these companies.

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Wednesday
Oct122011

Students return for reunion

More than forty former Warialda High School students returned for the Year 10 Class of 1976 reunion, travelling from as far away as Karratha and Perth in Western Australia, Darwin in NT and Cloncurry in north Queensland.

Many of the former students also live locally.

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Wednesday
Oct122011

Illegal dumping problem along Koorilgur Walk

With the recent improvements to Koorilgur Nature Walk, it has become apparent that the frequency of illegal dumping of domestic and industrial waste has increased dramatically.

Council has facilitated the installation of new signage, new gardens and general work on the walking track in order to maintain the walk to a natural but high standard for the enjoyment of all residents and visitors to Warialda. This is a challenge due to the presence of unsightly rubbish along the walk.

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Wednesday
Oct122011

Renters found but no houses

After a story on television’s Today Tonight program on country towns trying to encourage more people to move inland, Warialda’s Rent a Country Home scheme has received a raft of applications from families hoping to move to Warialda.

Unfortunately, unless more property owners put their houses forward, these families won’t have anywhere to live.

Mikala Reardon, from the Busy Bees Committee which is behind the scheme, says that there have been thirty applications.

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Wednesday
Oct052011

Welcome Back

Around 55 former Warialda High School students returned to town over the long weekend to attend an ‘all-of-years’ reunion.

Most of the attendees finished school between 1978 and 1982, with people travelling as far away as Hervey Bay, Brisbane, Dubbo, Inglewood and Mudgee.

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