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21 February 2020 Gunnedah’s Aboriginal heritage will be permanently celebrated with a large new sculptural installation about to take shape in Gunnedah Shire’s Cultural Precinct. Work has begun on the Gunnedah Rainbow Serpent Water Feature, a sculpture that has been more than a decade in the making. The impressive, 9.2m long sculpture is being constructed in the forecourt of the Civic Centre by Waterforms International and local contractors including Frank Capezio Concreting , Thompsons Electrical…
19 February, 2020 Gunnedah Shire Council is reminding people that responsible driving and parking are number one priorities for school road safety. There are rules and regulations governing road safety in school zones, including 40km/h areas during school drop-off and pick-up times, as well as designated “kiss and drop” areas and other regulated parking areas. Gunnedah Shire Council Regulatory Services Co-ordinator Wade Berryman said doing the right thing in school zones helps ensure children get…
18 February 2020 Gunnedah Shire Council’s Farmer Army is at work around the Shire, helping build a more sustainable future. In December 2019, Gunnedah Shire Council announced it was forming a temporary workforce of people whose primary income had been impacted by the drought, offering flexible work arrangements to help keep money coming in. The Council’s Drought Employment Program was opened to farmers, farm workers, contractors, business owners, supplier and employees in related industries, and…
12 February, 2020 The date has been set for Gunnedah’s a fresh new food festival, Harvest Gunnedah, to be held on Saturday, October 3, 2020. The inaugural Harvest Gunnedah will be held at Riverside Racecourse, Gunnedah and will feature a feast for the senses. Gunnedah Shire Councillor and member of the Harvest Gunnedah Committee Colleen Fuller said there was a lot of excitement about the new festival. “This will be a real opportunity for people…
11 February, 2020 Ready, set, go! It’s just about time to hit the accelerator for Gunnedah’s fastest festival – the Weeks of Speed. The Weeks of Speed, sponsored by Harvey Norman Gunnedah, are held over the month of March with something for everyone who feels the need for speed – from triathlons to drag racing, motorcyles and greyhounds, to racing cars. It’s a chance to soak up some serious adrenalin. For those who like their…
5 February, 2020 As part of the NSW Seniors Festival 2020, Gunnedah Shire is offering a full program of events, from the official morning tea opening on Monday, February 17, to mosaic workshops and trivia. Businesses and organisations across the Shire have combined forces to present the program of events across Seniors Week, which this year is Monday, February 17 through to Sunday, February 23. The program begins with the official opening at 10am on…
5 February, 2020 Gunnedah’s young people will be invited to talk about the issues they face at a roundtable discussion next week hosted by the Gunnedah’s Youth Interagency. People aged under 25 are being asked to give a unique perspective of the challenges facing young people in 2020 at an event to be held at the Smithurst Theatre from 10 to 11.30am on Tuesday, 11 February 2020. Young people are asked to create the agenda…
3 February, 2020 After the long, hot summer, Gunnedah will be celebrating the change of season. What better way to welcome in autumn than with the Gunnedah Autumn Markets on Saturday, March 21. The markets, organised by the Two Rivers Arts Council (TRAC) as part of Harmony Week 2020, will include a special introduction to those new to the Gunnedah Shire community. The markets will also boast a variety of local produce and art, live…
31 February, 2020 Flickerfest 29th International Film Festival Roadshow is on its way to Gunnedah! Gunnedah is again lucky enough to host this popular short film festival in 2020, with two sessions – the Best of Australian Short Films and Short Laughs Comedy Films from around the world. Gunnedah Shire Council Events and Engagement Officer Jacinta Cipolla said the event was a highlight of Gunnedah’s cultural year. “Every year, Flickerfest is fun, original and includes…
31 January, 2020 This February 14, the decision about where to go with the friends and family closest to you is already made, with a dinner and live show that will make Valentine’s Day special. Gunnedah will host What’s New Pussycat at 6pm at Gunnedah Town Hall, starring performers Melissa Langton and Mark Jones in a joyous, foot-stamping, hand-clapping celebration of the swinging sixties. Gunnedah Shire Council’s Events and Engagement Officer Jacinta Cipolla said the…