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Solar Still Makes Sense in 2020

Solar Still Makes Sense in 2020

Solar Energy in Australia has been a story of significant growth over the decade. Since 2009 cumulative capacity of Solar in Australia has grown from nearly zero to 18,583,305 KWs in June 2020 (as per the Australian PV Institute). To put that into context that is enough power to run an off the shelf light bulb for around 371,666,100 hours. But, is it still worth it to by Solar for your home or Business in 2020?

Wednesday, August 19, 2020/Author: David Green/Number of views (1810)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
Hot Kitchen Trends This Year

Hot Kitchen Trends This Year

The kitchen is considered the heart of every home. With everyone forced to stay indoors to slow down the spread of COVID-19, kitchens are seeing more traffic than any place in the house.  In addition to preparing meals, most people prefer to eat, talk, and even work at the kitchen table, a reason you might want to consider a kitchen renovation. Depending on the condition of your kitchen, a few simple upgrades should give it a fresh new look and improved functionality. 

Friday, May 08, 2020/Author: Julian Parsons/Number of views (4643)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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CottonInfo e-news: Three new options to control ratoons

CottonInfo e-news: Three new options to control ratoons

Cotton Info E News

Effective crop destruction is an important part of the management of a Bollgard 3 system.

Ratoon cotton poses a resistance risk as it extends the amount of time Helicoverpa are exposed to the toxins contained in Bt cotton outside of the cotton growing season. Ratoon cotton is a host for pests and diseases. Pests such as aphids, silverleaf whitefly and mealybug can use ratoon cotton to survive over winter and re infest the following cotton crop. Ratoon cotton can also carryover disease such as verticillium wilt, black root rot and fusarium wilt. In other crops and subsequent cotton crops, ratoon cotton is considered a weed and can affect yield through plant competition.

Monday, June 01, 2020/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Narrabri firearms: Benjamin John Presbury and Zachary Steven Janezic sentenced for guns found wrapped in crocheted blanket

Narrabri firearms: Benjamin John Presbury and Zachary Steven Janezic sentenced for guns found wrapped in crocheted blanket

Northern Daily Leader

TWO mates who said they found four firearms wrapped in a crocheted blanket in the bush while pig-hunting have been sentenced to a stint in prison.

Monday, June 01, 2020/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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My community loved Dad until he retired from football and needed a job

My community loved Dad until he retired from football and needed a job

The Guardian

My dad and his family grew up in a tin humpy on the banks of the Namoi River in Walgett, New South Wales. My grandmother worked on a station, raising the station manager’s children, and never received her pay during her lifetime.

Growing up my father was denied an education and instead given a football; he left school at 15 and later in life was drafted with five other Aboriginal men to play rugby league for the Gundagai Tigers. That year Gundagai saw their first grand final win. Gundagai loved Dad until he retired from football and needed a job. 

My journey towards becoming a business owner started standing on the Gundagai overpass, waving goodbye to my father as he hitchhiked for work, as no one wanted to employ an Aboriginal.

Friday, May 29, 2020/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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NSW takes lead on farm workers code being in place for harvest

NSW takes lead on farm workers code being in place for harvest

"The code means that farmers from Warialda to Wagga can get the best skilled workers"
Thursday, September 24, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (12)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Mayne's Norwood heads to auction

Mayne's Norwood heads to auction

Norwood will be auctioned by Elders in Springsure on November 18.
Wednesday, September 23, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (10)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Roy's Column

Roy's Column

Roy Butler MP Member for Barwon

After the year we’re having it’s important to stop and ask yourself and those around you R U OK?

On 10 September as a Nation we come together and ask that question, but it’s important that we keep asking and keep checking in with each other. Times are getting better in Barwon, the crops are looking great and the stock numbers are back on the rise – but never assume that this means mentally everyone’s OK. So ask the question R U OK? and be prepared to stop, listen and provide support.

This past weekend I have been on the road with the Police from the Western Region as part of the 10th Annual Wall to Wall Police Remembrance ride. Every day the members of the NSW Police Force go to work not knowing what to expect, sadly some never come home from their shift. To the Police right across Barwon, stay safe out there and thank you for what you do.

This week I am heading back into Parliament, following the events of last week its sure to be heavy on the politicking.

Check on your strong friends, check on your quiet friends, check on your happy friends, check on each other.

Roy

Friday, September 11, 2020/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (280)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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NSW kids can come home from Queensland boarding schools

NSW kids can come home from Queensland boarding schools

Media Release from Roy Butler MP

“Over 400 NSW kids attend boarding schools in Queensland, many of them coming from remote and regional NSW where we’ve had no cases of COVID, these kids and their families were tied up in politicking,” said Mr Butler.

Tuesday, September 08, 2020/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (802)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Local Events

24

Sep

2020

Community Exercise Sessions in Apex Park

Walgett

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25

Sep

2020

Collarenebri to Narrabri Bus Service

Weekly on Friday

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25

Sep

2020

North West NSW Mobile GP Respiratory Clinic

Boggabri every Friday 9am to 1pm

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26

Sep

2020

Come by Chance Races

Saturday 26 September 2020

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Sep

2020

Killarney Bike Classic

27th September 2020

The Killarney Bike Classic started six years ago to raise funds for our local cancer groups and also as a way to remember a local farmer and grazier, Mark Lampe who rode from Killarney Gap to Sawn Rocks with a group of friends for an Easter get together with their families. Less than three months later, Mark lost his short battle with cancer. Mark grew up in Narrabri and loved the district. He would be so proud of the effort and support from so many people that will help make other families lives a little bit easier when they have to face the battle with cancer.

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