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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 (1697)/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 (4500)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Best Environmental Technologies is passionate about helping farmers improve soil

Best Environmental Technologies is passionate about helping farmers improve soil

Farm Weekly

Things aren't growing the way they should. My place is going backwards.

This is how some farmers across the country have felt. And for many, this has started their journey with Best Environmental Technologies. And they haven't looked back.

Best Environmental Technologies is a family-run, 100 per cent Australian-owned company, and for business manager Darren Falconer, the mission is to help farmers of all kinds improve soil health.

"Our goal is to help producers reduce inputs, minimise risk, both financial and health, improve soil structure and produce nutrient-dense food," he said.

Thursday, May 28, 2020/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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COVID-19 NSW small business grant criteria questioned in light of business downturn from drought

COVID-19 NSW small business grant criteria questioned in light of business downturn from drought

ABC News

Peter Nash has run a shoe shop in Broken Hill for 45 years and has endured countless droughts and the closure of mines, but nothing has come close to the economic stress of COVID-19.

The Federal Government's 'JobKeeper' scheme is helping keep him afloat but he is angry his business did not qualify for a New South Wales Government small business grant. 

"Unfortunately, our downturn at the beginning of April was 72 per cent and they have a benchmark of 75 per cent," he said.

"I started the application but got booted out so to speak."

The sum of $10,000 is available to businesses who have experienced a loss of 75 per cent in income because of COVID-19.

Thursday, May 28, 2020/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Welcome to our Community Funding Opportunities and Award Programs Newsletter

Welcome to our Community Funding Opportunities and Award Programs Newsletter

Welcome to our Community Funding Opportunities and Awards Program Newsletter where you will find details of grant and funding programs that are available for the Northern Inland Region for community based projects and social enterprises.

Due to the number of grants that are available, we send two funding opportunities newsletters a month; one for Business and Infrastructure and another for Community Projects and Award Programs. These newsletters are a free service that we provide, and can you can add the Business and Infrastructure Grants newsletter to your subscriptions by filling your details into on the left hand side of our website: www.rdani.org.au

We wish you all the best with the Funding Opportunities below and if you are looking for a grant between newsletters, have a look at the grants area of our website which is updated weekly: www.rdani.org.au/our-region/grants-and-funding-opportunities.php

If you need some facts and figures for your applications, a range of data for our region is also available on our website here: www.rdani.org.au/our-region/regional-data.php

Please note the below information is intended as a guide only. Closing dates and other details should be verified using the links provided as they are subject to change by the providers without notice.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Transport crisis looms for harvest workers

Transport crisis looms for harvest workers

Government open to ideas for seasonal worker transport
Saturday, September 19, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (1)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Mouse numbers build to worrying levels in the north

Mouse numbers build to worrying levels in the north

Farmers in Queensland and northern NSW are being warned they may need to bait to stop mouse damage in both summer and winter crops.
Friday, September 18, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (21)/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 (208)/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 (581)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Walgett Show

9th and 10th May

2020 Walgett Show Update

While there is still uncertainty with restrictions from COVID-19 a potential date for the 2020 Walgett Show has been found in the 19th-20th September 2020

"While we don't know what will be happening down the track, following discussions of options and also looking at the timing of other local events, the 19th and 20th September is the weekend we could find for a potential postponed Walgett Show this year.

We realise that things are uncertain with COVID-19 and it might  not be possible or safe for a Walgett Show to go ahead at that time, but for now we have a potential new date and will see how things go and keep you posted.

We are thinking of everyone during this challenging time and appreciate the encouragement and assistance from the ASC od NSW and Group 1 (North West Shows) our Showmen's Guild people, Walgett Shire Council and all of our valued supporters and participants and the community". 
Walgett Show Society.

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2020

Church Services - Walgett

Each Sunday

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Church Services -Walgett

Every Sunday

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2020

Church Services - Wee Waa, Burren Junction and Pilliga

Sunday’s

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Church Services - Narrabri

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