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13 November 2019 This Christmas, it is more important than ever to share with those who are struggling. Gunnedah Shire Council and the Salvation Army are again joining forces to bring a little bit of Christmas to those in need through the Community Christmas Tree Toy and Food Appeal. “Christmas is a time for giving, and there are people in our community who are having a tough time of it during the drought,” Gunnedah Mayor…
November, 2019 A new exhibition showing more than 50 Gunnedah women as they have never been seen before will open at the Bicentennial Creative Arts Gallery on November 22. More than 18 months in the making, Sirens of Gunnedah is a collection of conceptual portraits by Gunnedah photographers Alyssa Barwick and Marie Low. Assisted by a “Siren Squad” of volunteer hair stylists, make-up artists and a whole range of groups including the Gunnedah Water Tower…
November 12, 2019 A colourful wall hanging on display at the Gunnedah Bicentennial Creative Arts Gallery is a reminder that creating can also be about caring. Polly Montgomery of Sunburnt Treasures received an Empowering Our Communities grant through Hunter New England and Central Coast Primary Health Network to hold wellness sessions through QOE Health. In one of these sessions, those who attended created a long table weave with the use of materials sourced and donated…
7 November, 2019 Gunnedah can now lay claim to one of Australia’s top memorials. Representatives from the Gunnedah Historical Society last night attended the Australian Street Art Awards after the new murals at the Gunnedah Water Tower Museum were nominated for an award. The Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Murals were nominated for “Best Memorial or Monument" in the inaugural Australian Street Art Awards at Australia’s Art of Attraction Tourism Summit. The murals made the finalists as…
7 November 2019 It’s time to make a magnificent meal out of Gunnedah’s gastronomic delights. Gunnedah Shire Council is calling on the shire’s restaurants and cafes to each come up with a signature dish, give it a themed name and create a whole new food adventure. The aim is to create the Great Taste of Gunnedah food trail through Gunnedah and the villages to encourage not only locals, but visitors to go on a gastronomic…
6 November 2019 Gunnedah Shire has some amazing people and it’s time to celebrate them. Nominations are now open for the Gunnedah Shire Council Australia Day Awards 2020 and Council needs your help to find our outstanding citizens. “This is an opportunity to say thank you to some of the people who help make Gunnedah Shire a great place to live,” Gunnedah Mayor Jamie Chaffey said. “We all know someone who has made a difference,…
6 November 2019 A Find Your Feet Training Day and Employment Expo will be held for drought-affected workers on Wednesday, November 13. The event, hosted through Namoi Unlimited, will include training in career planning, job hunting, first aid and white card (general construction induction training. The three areas are: • 10am to 2pm – drought support assistance. Help will be on hand to talk about and assist people access the support that is available. •…
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 Gunnedah Shire is known for its Australia Day enthusiasm – and Gunnedah Shire Council grants for our villages can help add to the excitement. Progress associations, hall committees and community groups within Gunnedah Shire’s villages have been invited to apply for grants to host community celebrations on Australia Day, January 26, 2020. Gunnedah Shire Council Director Corporate and Community Services Colin Formann said the Australia Day Working Group – through Gunnedah…
31 October, 2019 Gunnedah Shire Council and the Gunnedah Crime Prevention Working Group today launched the roll out of its fleet’s new anti-bullying and domestic violence designs. In late 2018, Council received a grant under the NSW Community Safety Fund for funding towards the delivery of two projects to raise awareness about bullying and domestic violence in the community. The latest project is the design and installation of a series of vinyl “skins” with key…
Australia Day 2020 Award nominations are now open. The Australia Day Committee is seeking nominations for people or groups who exhibit good citizenship and community qualities. Nomination can be made in a variety of categories. This year the categories are:Citizen of the Year Award (21 and over)   Young Citizen of the Year Award (20 and under) Ossie and Beryl Campbell Memorial Volunteer of the Year Award Eve Turner Perpetual Trophy Community Organisation and/or Event Achievement…