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Hiccup, a children’s live theatre show produced by Windmill Theatre Company, will come to the stage at The Civic in Gunnedah on Friday, 15 September. Recommended for children aged between 4-10 years old, this 45-minute show is a rocking outback adventure to find the great hiccup cure. A sleep-deprived camper, a cheeky quokka and an emu with a penchant for creating wild inventions awake to discover that a koala has come down with a stubborn…
AgQuip kicks off in Gunnedah next Tuesday for its 50th Anniversary Year, with Gunnedah Shire Council on board as a sponsor. Gunnedah Shire Mayor Jamie Chaffey said Gunnedah was the birthplace of AgQuip, with the first field days held in 1973 through the efforts of a small but visionary group of primary producers and volunteers. “The AgQuip Field Days were not only an ingenious idea, but they were so successful that the legacy has been…
Gunnedah Shire Council has awarded $39,435 towards the projects of ten community and sporting organisations under the 2023-24 Section 356 (Community and Sports) Small Grants Program. Council’s Section 356 (Community and Sports) Small Grants Program has been in place since 2005 and is aimed at supporting the work of local not-for-profit, charitable community and sporting groups and organisations. Among the biggest beneficiaries of $17,219 in Section 356 Community Grants was the Gunnedah Pre-School, which will…
Gunnedah Shire Council will continue a long tradition of supporting local businesses with a total of $17,380 in funding through Round One of the 2023/24 Business Partner Program. The Business Partner Program is part of Council’s Economic Development Strategy that focuses on attracting new business and helping existing businesses in the Gunnedah Shire to expand. The Business Partner Program Advisory Group recommended an allocation of $17,380 across nine local businesses and organisations. All applications were…
August 14, 2023 Gunnedah Shire Council will hold a presentation at the Gunnedah and District Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s August networking event for employers interested in joining an Employment Expo in Kolomotu’a in the Kingdom of Tonga. The presentation will be held on Thursday, August 17, and will outline the next steps to joining the Gunnedah delegation planned for October, 2023. Gunnedah Mayor Jamie Chaffey said the presentation was an excellent opportunity to learn…
14 August, 2023 Gunnedah Shire residents will receive their quarterly water notice over the next few weeks. The water notice will reflect the increased rates recently adopted by Gunnedah Shire Council following the annual process of public consultation for Council fees and charges and the Operational Plan. The increased fees will only apply to the July 2023 portion of each bill and not the May-June portion which will be billed at 2022-2023 rates. In addition,…
There is an answer – and it’s art! One of the ultimate ways to recycle and reuse is to turn what has been thrown out into unique works of art, and Gunnedah artists have it covered. The biennial Gunnedah Shire Waste Into Art exhibition is always a triumph of creativity over waste or pre-loved materials, with wildly imaginative uses for unexpected materials. Gunnedah Shire Manager Economy and Growth Susan Frater said she was hoping artists…
A statement about revised plans for the Gunnedah Hospital Redevelopment from Gunnedah Shire Mayor Jamie Chaffey August 9, 2023 Once again, the spotlight is on our health services in rural and regional New South Wales. A new inquiry to inquire into the progress on the first inquiry has been announced. It is clearly time to stop the political game-playing part of this process and get on with the job of building a better health system.…
August 9, 2023 Gunnedah Shire’s biggest annual art exhibition will open the Gunnedah Bicentennial Creative Arts Gallery on Friday, August 11, with exciting artworks across 14 categories. The 52nd Art & Ceramics Exhibition, held by Arts Gunnedah, will showcase the work of artists from not only the North-West, but from Tamworth, Armidale, Scone and Coonabarabran, with prize money totalling $9600. Arts Gunnedah president Helen Stanley said the exhibition had become a Gunnedah institution. “This is…
For 50 years, AgQuip has been held in Gunnedah and Council is proud to sponsor the event in its milestone golden anniversary this year. Since its inception half a century ago, AgQuip has become recognised as one of the biggest industry field days in the world. AgQuip 2023 will take place from Tuesday August 22 – Thursday August 24. Held at a permanent, purpose-built site 8 km west of Gunnedah in the heartland of agricultural Australia,…