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Council staff to take part in Management Challenge

This week, Gwydir Shire Council employees will head to Narrabri to participate in the Rural Management Challenge, held by Local Government Professionals Australia. 

The participating team members Tracy Newby, Justin Hellmuth, Jamie Wilson and Amy Beutel  will be joined by their fearless mentor, Carl Tooley.  The team has been chosen for their youthful personalities and go-getter attitudes with potential to move into leadership roles.

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Warialda once again a successful GP training ground 

Rural and Remote Medical Services Ltd (RaRMS) is delighted with the recent news that the most recent GP Registrar to undertake training within the Warialda Medical Centre, Dr Vincent Nguy, has passed his final GP exams and will soon be recognised as a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP).

Dr Nguy’s success keeps up the perfect 100% record of GP Registrars who have undertaken a training placement under the watchful eyes of Drs Di Coote and Clem Gordon over the past 15 years or so.

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Population figures a welcome result for Gwydir Shire

Census figures released last week by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) confirms that the population of the Northern Tablelands is growing and the overwhelming majority of communities in the region are expanding, and some quite rapidly.

According to Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall, the most exciting figure was news for the Gwydir Shire, which had a population growth of 6% over the last five years, adding an extra 293 residents.

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Locals boys not defeated by desert


Warialda boys Brett Carroll and Jesse Moore have survived one of the toughest desert races in the world, finishing their Finke campaigns in 21st and 22nd position respectively. 

Both riders arrived safely back in Alice Springs on Monday afternoon, following a gruelling 460km race through some of Australia’s toughest terrain.

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'Ladies of the Land' on show

One of the highlights in the calendar at Ceramic Break Sculpture Park is the annual Aboriginal Art Show that coincides and commemorates the Myall Creek Memorial.

This year, Ceramic Break will continue that tradition on Sunday 11th June with ‘Ladies of the Land’, an exhibition by three Aboriginal female artists, Karen Fletcher, Tracey Cattana and Tanya Taylor. 

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