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Warialda Public School program receives excellence award

A Warialda Public School program aimed at opening students’ eyes to a wider range of possible careers has been recognised last week at the 2017 Minister's and Secretary's Awards for Excellence.

Under the Wider than Gwydir program every fortnight students are involved in a Q&A video-conference with people working in a variety of occupations.

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McGregor Group celebrates 120 years of local business

The business of J.A.McGregor & Co commenced in 1897, when John Archibald McGregor Senior set up a stock & station agency in Warialda NSW. He ran this business on his own until 1917, when he was joined by his son Don. Over the following years other staff joined the fold including Ken Scutt and Alan Dinning, and J.A.'s other son John Jnr established a branch of the business at Croppa Creek NSW.

The second world war took a heavy toll with John Jnr and two other esteemed members of the team lost in the conflict, and so Don formed a partnership with his brother in law Bob Smith to help ensure the business could continue. This partnership was very successful and continued until Bob's untimely death in 1965.

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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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