Pilot wants winch back: Pilliga crash victim fears worst

Pilot wants winch back: Pilliga crash victim fears worst

By Jacob McArthur Nov. 18, 2015, 10 p.m

RESCUED: Glider Paul Mander, pictured with paramedic Scott Hardes, waited for more than two hours to be rescued by the Newcastle Rescue Chopper, after he landed his glider in scrub south of Narrabri.

THE glider pilot who was rescued from the Pilliga Forest on Tuesday has added his voice to mounting calls for winching operations to return to Tamworth’s Westpac Rescue Helicopter base.

Due to the isolated landing site, a helicopter had be to be dispatched from Newcastle to retrieve pilot Paul Mander, who had to “outland” his glider in thick scrub south of Narrabri.


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Academic slams local government reforms

Academic slams local government reforms

NSW councils were being forced into amalgamations unlikely to benefit local communities on the basis of flawed methodology, a leading academic has found.
Dr Joseph Drew from the University of New England’s Centre for Local Government said serious flaws in the methodology used by IPART to declare councils fit or unfit raised very real questions, which were being ignored in the government’s rush to amalgamations.
“There are two key questions,” Dr Drew said. 

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A Coal Seam Gas Tragedy. Never Again.

A Coal Seam Gas Tragedy. Never Again.

Letter to the Editor of the Northern Daily Leader. by Brett Sanders- Hopkinson 

Brett is a farmer from Tambar Springs who has been a highly vocal opponent of coal seam gas exploration and a critic of what he sees as the exploitation of landholders.

"They are a bunch of liars, cheats and thieves," stated 68 year old cotton farmer, George Bender, towards the coal seam gas (CSG) industry that he had been in battle with for 10 years.

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NOT-FOR-PROFIT ACCOMMODATION SUBSIDIES TO INCREASE

NOT-FOR-PROFIT ACCOMMODATION SUBSIDIES TO INCREASE

Press Release 18th November

Member for Barwon Kevin Humphries has welcomed the NSW Government’s commitment to boost Isolated Patients Travel and Accommodation Assistance Scheme (IPTAAS) rebates for patients accessing not-for-profit accommodation.

Mr Humphries said IPTAAS subsidies assist patients who must travel long distances to access specialist medical treatment.

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New stories for Kamilaroi Touchscreen project

New stories for Kamilaroi Touchscreen project

A pair of Sydney-based filmmakers came to Narrabri Shire recently and couldn't believe what they saw.

Alex Begetis and Morgan Bennett have toured the world filming their popular travel show, but even they were blown away by what they saw in our region last week.

Mr Begetis runs Rusty Cage production company, which among other projects films a show called The Travel Bug, which screens around the world with an estimated audience of 10 million.

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Senseless vandalism in Narrabri CBD

Senseless vandalism in Narrabri CBD

Arcade targeted for the second time in a week.

Someone - or a group - has targeted an arcade in the Narrabri CBD for the second time in a week, leaving a $5000 trail of damage.

Some time over the weekend several shops in the Tanya Arcade, which runs between Maitland and Tibbereena Streets, were broken in to and vandalised.

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Boggabri Drovers Campfire does it again

Boggabri Drovers Campfire does it again

The iconic Boggabri event nets the first of a possible hat-trick of awards.

Boggabri Drovers’ Campfire has added yet another title to its impressive portfolio of achievements and is poised for more triumphs.

The Drovers’ Campfire was announced as winner of the Events and Tourism category at the 2015 NSW and ACT Regional Achievement and Community Awards at a gala presentation dinner in Dubbo on Saturday night.

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Bridge of Spies showing at the Crossing Theatre

Bridge of Spies showing at the Crossing Theatre

Rotary Club of Narrabri holding special screening to raise funds for the Polio Plus Program.

Tomorrow night the great new movie, Bridges of Spies, starring Tom Hank will screen at 6pm at the Crossing Threatre, Narrabri. 
This is a Narrabri Rotary Club fundraising event to raise money for 
our Polio Plus program. Polio Plus has successfully helped to 
eradicate polio in all but two countries.
Please buy a ticket and come and join us for a glass of wine, some canapés and a great movie.
Click here to buy your tickets. http://www.crossingtheatre.com.au/
Thanks for helping us eradicate polio once and for all. 
From the members of the Rotary Club of Narrabri.
Monday, November 16, 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (1630)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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It's time to Celebrate - We're Still Gasfield Free!

It's time to Celebrate - We're Still Gasfield Free!

While Narrabri Gas Project is close to worthless we face a powerful moment to remind Santos of the social and investor risk it faces in North West NSW and to stop CSG spreading across our land. 

Pull out the stops. Just 2 -3 hours on a Sunday afternoon. We all need to be at this one.
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Hearts Of Australia Extraordinary love stories from the bush.

Hearts Of Australia Extraordinary love stories from the bush.

Do you know of an amazing, inspiring, hopeful love story from around our great nation?

This journey will be an impressive reflection of life on the land, complemented by anecdotal stories that capture the resilience and strength of the people who live and work on it.

Collecting stories from every corner of our heartland. 

Please drop a direct line if you know of a love story worth mentioning!

Book release for Valentine's Day 2017.

Know of a great love story? Email: publication@edwinarobertson.com www.facebook.com/heartsofaustralia

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In memory of Tim Bell

In memory of Tim Bell

TIM Bell’s brief but brilliant life was remembered and celebrated in Quirindi and Narrabri yesterday when the gifted 22-year-old jockey was laid to rest at the Narrabri Lawn Cemetery.

Jockeys, racegoers and the Quirindi Jockey Club gathered at the Quirindi Racecourse for a short service at around 2.15pm yesterday before the big nine-race program got underway.

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Call for senate inquiry into CSG

Call for senate inquiry into CSG

By Jamieson Murphy Nov. 15, 2015, 8:30 p.m. The Northern Daily Leader

THE unconventional gas industry has labelled Senator Glenn Lazarus’s call for a committee to look into the impact of unconventional gas mining in Australia as “politically motivated”.

Coal seam gas exploration is the biggest unconventional mining issue in the North West, with Santos holding exploration licences over parts of the Pilliga Forest, Narrabri surrounds and other parts of the region. 

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Prussic acid poisoning in livestock

Prussic acid poisoning in livestock

Local Land Services

What is prussic acid poisoning?

Prussic acid is not normally present in plants but under certain conditions, several common plants can accumulate large quantities of cyanogenic

glycosides which can convert to prussic acid. The risk of prussic acid poisoning in livestock is increased during periods of drought, and even

more so after drought breaks, when stressed, stunted plants begin to grow. 

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Jockey Tim Bell farewelled in Narrabri after fatal fall in Singapore

Jockey Tim Bell farewelled in Narrabri after fatal fall in Singapore

Narrabri-born jockey Tim Bell will be farewelled in his northern New South Wales hometown today, remembered as not only as "champion rider" but as a "champion person".

A funeral service is being held for the popular young jockey at The Crossing Theatre in Narrabri.

The 22-year-old was living and working in Singapore, where he fell to his death from a 12th floor apartment two weeks ago.

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The Environmental Trust Survey

The Environmental Trust Survey

Closes Friday 12 November, 2015

The Environmental Trust is currently conducting a survey on how it engages with stakeholders. We will use the information received to improve the way we communicate with applicants and grantees about funding opportunities.

We are especially interested in hearing from groups and organisations that may have had little or no involvement with the Trust before.

The survey can be accessed through the following bare link if that is easier to distribute: https://insidestory.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_1UskwTcueKML8oJ

The survey closes this Friday.

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