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December 2023

TRC goes for rates rise despite strong objections

6th December 2023
Council to apply to IPART for Special Rate Variation Tuesday 28 November, 2023 To secure the financial future of the region, Tamworth Regional Council resolved to proceed with an application to the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) for a permanent Special Rate Variation (SRV) of ... read more

Join the trivia night at the Pub

6th December 2023

BCN update

6th December 2023
Next week, 13th December, is our last edition for 2023. A bumper Christmas edition. Get your news, interesting updates, advertisements and well wishes in early so you’ll be sure to have some space. The Barraba Community News team will have a break and return on Wednesday 17th January 2024. Tha ... read more

The Last Picture Show on this Sunday

6th December 2023
The Playhouse Theatre this Sunday 2.30 pm SUN 10 DECTHE LAST PICTURE SHOW(M, 118 mins.)In 1951, a group of high schoolers come of age in a bleak, isolated North Texas town. Peter Bogdanovich's 1971 masterpiece stands the test of time, emerging as one of the greatest American films. ... read more

Garage Sale Fitzroy St

6th December 2023
Garage Sale 43 Fitzroy Street, Barraba Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th Dec 2023 Use Lockrey Street back entrance. Not before 9am ... read more

Garage Sale Henry St

6th December 2023
Garage Sale 23 Henry Street Barraba 8am Saturday & Sunday 9th & 10th Dec Shed Clean out, Old Tools, New Briggs & Straton motor. New Clothing. House hold goods. Boat motor and more. Shop Scales. ... read more

What's on at the Senior Citz?

6th December 2023
Senior Citizens’ Notes Hello everyone, Our last meeting for 2023 was held on Friday.  Top of the agenda – Christmas lunches.  Housie players, please take note – after a lively discussion, it was decided that each person contribute to lunch.  We have called it &ldqu ... read more

History of the Barraba Uniting Church

6th December 2023
History Notes by Julie Williams Recently at the Barraba Uniting Church, someone discovered a page copied from the Barraba and Manilla News from April 1, 1899.  It is headed “The New Wesleyan Church”.  It describes the grand opening of the brick building, “situated on o ... read more

Barraba Markets this Saturday

6th December 2023
Barraba Markets on Saturday 9th Dec      Meanwhile, don’t forget the markets on Saturday!  It’s shaping up to be a good market.  We have plants, garden pots, ornaments, herbs, candles, crystals, timber and glass giftware, sewing items, jewellery, cakes, jam ... read more

Regional Travel Card cancelled

6th December 2023
LABOR GAGS DEBATE ON REGIONAL SENIORS TRAVEL CARD Labor have again ignored the voice of the Tamworth electorate by refusing to let Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson debate the cancellation of the Regional Seniors Travel Card. Mr Anderson said this was the second time Labor had prevented him from s ... read more

Free Seniors Diary now available

6th December 2023
FREE SENIORS DIARY RETURNS FOR 2024 The hugely popular Legal Topics for Seniors Diary has returned for 2024, and Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson is encouraging seniors to stop by his office and pick up their free copy. Mr Anderson said the diaries are incredibly popular among local seniors, and ... read more

Fire Ants on the march

6th December 2023
Stop the march of Red Imported Fire Ants nowAn army of Red Imported Fire Ants is on the march toward the region, having crossed over the Queensland border into New South Wales and being detected in the northern rivers, and it must be stopped dead in its tracks.I pressed the Minister for Agriculture ... read more

Adam Marshall backs the Paramedics

6th December 2023
BACKING OUR PARAMEDICS PAY CLAIM & PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION PUSH I’m proud to throw my full support behind our region’s paramedics, who are seeking professional recognition from the State Government and a fairer pay deal. Our paramedics do an incredible job and deserve proper reco ... read more

Barraba Legacy celebrates 75 years

6th December 2023
Barraba Legacy contact group was formed following the formation of Tamworth Legacy in 1948, with Col Clifton as Chairman, to carry on the work of Tamworth Legacy in providing care and support for the widows and families of veterans who had given their lives on operational service, specifically in Wo ... read more

November 2023

Barraba Preschool remembers Ruby

29th November 2023
Ruby’s Animal Walk @ Barraba Preschool On Tuesday 21st November, we officially opened a memorial in honour of one of our dear preschool friends, Ruby Peake. Last April we said goodbye to Ruby, who had been coming to preschool for a little over a year and had won the hearts of us all very qui ... read more

High Country Music Musta 10th Dec

29th November 2023
Barraba High Country Music Musta $10 entry for 18 years and older Sunday 10th December 1pm to 5pm Special Guest Johnny Nashgrill Grills Christmas fun and prizes                       &nb ... read more

Fashion Night at the Pub

29th November 2023

Join the Girls Night Out 1st Dec

29th November 2023
Girls Night Out is on again this Friday 1st December with shopping till 7 o’clock.  Come and enjoy the evening atmosphere and take part in the fun that each shop has in-store for you! You can expect different things from each business such as lucky door prizes, discounts, new in-store ite ... read more

Playhouse Theatre this Sunday

29th November 2023
2.30 pm SUN 3 DECOPPENHEIMER(MA15+, 180 mins)This biopic of Robert J. Oppenheimer, "father" of the atomic bomb explores one man's character, the evils of politics and humanity's place in the universe. At the Playhouse Theatre ... read more

Bridges family history

29th November 2023
History Notes            by Julie Williams When I was trawling through the riches of the Barraba Historical Museum and Barraba Friends facebook pages I was interested in the photo posted by Wayne Schmidt of the home of Frances Bridges (nee Hisc ... read more

Historical Society Calendars now available

29th November 2023
We have good news from the museum!  We have received another lot of our calendars printed.  They are available at the museum and at Saunders Fruit and Veg for $15 each.  We can arrange to post them to those who live out of town. ... read more

Have your Say - TRC housing strategy

29th November 2023

TRC Rates Rise proposal

29th November 2023
Additional pensioner rates rebate proposal A proposed additional rebate for ratepayers who receive an Australian Government pension/income support payment is among the options Tamworth Regional Councillors as part of their deliberations next week about whether to proceed with an application for a S ... read more

Murray-Darling Basin water plan

29th November 2023
NORTHERN Tablelands MP Adam Marshall has today slammed the ongoing secrecy surrounding the re-written Murray-Darling Basin Plan between the NSW and Commonwealth Governments, calling on the State Water Minister to come clean with bush communities about the details. “Water buybacks are a blunt ... read more

Future of Ag on Display in Tamworth

29th November 2023
FUTURE OF AG ON DISPLAY IN TAMWORTH Farmers, innovators, tech enthusiast, entrepreneurs, students, and researchers are forging the future of agriculture at today’s Farmers2Founders AGtivate series launch in Tamworth. Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson MP congratulated Farmers2Founders for br ... read more

Legacy in Barraba celebrating 70 years

22nd November 2023
Celebrating 70 years of Legacy Service in Barraba On Saturday, 2nd December, to commemorate the centenary of Legacy, we will be unveiling a plaque to celebrate the 70 plus years the Barraba Legacy contact group has been in operation. The Barraba contact group was formed in the early 1950s to carry ... read more

Westpac helicopter called to Barraba

22nd November 2023
At about 9am on Friday the 17 November, the Westpac Rescue Helicopter was tasked by NSW Ambulance on an urgent inter-hospital retrieval from the Barraba Hospital to the John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle for a man in his 70s suffering from a seri ... read more

History Notes - Apex in Barraba

22nd November 2023
History Notes There isn't much to report this week as sorting and planning continues. The rate books are currently being sorted into the year of operation and put into order so we can refer to them at a later date. This week I have come across a supplement to the Barraba Chronicle - a dozen p ... read more

SMH report on rural Dr shortage

22nd November 2023
Sydney Morning Herald 22 June 2022 Perilous state’: Dozens of areas across NSW at risk of critical GP shortages By Lucy Carroll and Carrie Fellner Dozens of towns across the state are at risk of not having a single GP available in coming years as experts warn the exodus of hundreds of docto ... read more

Connect with Tamworth Regional Council

22nd November 2023

Tamworth Christmas Tree lights up

22nd November 2023
Tamworth Christmas Tree Join us on Thursday, 7 December to officially kick-start the festive season with the lighting of the Tamworth Christmas tree in Fitzroy Street Plaza. 🎅 It will be a fun, family event with free entry and lots of activities and entertainment for the kids including food sta ... read more

Be Waterwise this summer

22nd November 2023
You're not alone in noticing how dry it is across our region at the moment. Water is a high priority for Council, so we're encouraging sustainable water use across our community with the introduction of Everyday Waterwise Guidelines. Everyone can do their part to reduce the impact of droug ... read more

Have your say about housing policy in Barraba

22nd November 2023
Tamworth Region Housing Strategy – Have your say Housing is a key issue for many across the country, and like many regions Tamworth faces its own challenges. The Tamworth Region spans a wide range of communities, from the regional city of Tamworth through to smaller towns and villages. Tam ... read more

A very successful Spring Show

22nd November 2023
Spring Hack and Breed Show Great success for Barraba Spring Hack & Breed show held November 19th at Barraba showground run by Barraba Show Society. We had great entries with competitors coming from as far as Walcha, Dubbo, Coonabarabran and towns in between.  With a fantastic br ... read more

Time to book your Christmas advertising

15th November 2023
Christmas is only a few short weeks away. The last Barraba Community News for 2023 will be Wednesday 13th December when we’ll celebrate all things Christmas. After that the team will have a few weeks break and return mid January. If you would like to send a Christmas greeting or advise your ... read more

Coming up at the Barraba Pub

15th November 2023

No movie this Sunday

15th November 2023
The Sunday movie at The Playhouse Hotel is cancelled this week due to planned power outage. A new movie program for the coming month will be available soon. ... read more

Garage Sale 18th Nov

15th November 2023
Garage Sale 63 Cherry Street Barraba 8am – 2pm.  Saturday 18th November Household items, bar, furniture, bits & pieces ... read more

Hospital Aux raffle result

15th November 2023
Results of Barraba Hospital Auxiliary raffle: First prize to Meg Crowley of $50 meat voucher donated and supplied by Barraba Beef.                              ... read more

Jones family history

15th November 2023
History Notes Another busy week at the museum. The Annual Meeting was a success apart from the fact we would have liked to see a few of the less familiar faces. We finished the year in 'the black' in spite of all the upheaval during the year. Office bearers are the same, those who have no ... read more

Barraba Rotary donation to the Potters

15th November 2023
The Claypan says “thanks” to Barraba Rotary  Some months ago, Barraba Rotary Club gave a generous donation to the Claypan towards the purchase of a new kiln for the potters. The Guild had been saving for some time to purchase the kiln when the old one became unrepairable. The Rotar ... read more

Power out on Sunday 19th

15th November 2023
Rescheduled planned power outage Essential Energy will soon complete maintenance on the electricity network that supplies power to Barraba and surrounds, to ensure it continues to provide a safe and reliable power supply. Given the planned power outage will affect all of Barraba, Cobbadah, Upper H ... read more

Remembrance Day 2023

8th November 2023
One again we are reminded to honour those that have fallen or have served in the defence of our Country. At this time, our world is racked by conflict with the Middle east in turmoil and with the continuing war in the Ukraine it is important that we acknowledge those who have fought to defend our f ... read more

Hospital Auxiliary street stall

8th November 2023
Hospital Auxiliary Street Stall to be held on Thursday 9th November 9am. ... read more

Cancer fundraising raffle result

8th November 2023
Barraba Cancer Patients Fundraising Group Raffle Results 1s t   R & G Clark 2nd.  Barbara  Nevin 3rd.  Sue Retschlag ... read more

No movie this Sunday

8th November 2023
The Playhouse Hotel Special announcement: Please note that Unplugged, the previously announced 12th November concert tribute to Eric Clapton, featuring Matt Arthur and band, has been postponed to a date sometime in 2024. Stay tuned! ... read more

Garden Ramble very successful

8th November 2023
Barraba Garden Ramble Barraba Cancer Patients Fund Raising Group Inc. A Wonderful Garden Ramble A big thank you from the Barraba Cancer Patients Fund Raising Group to our great community for their support of our first Garden Ramble. We also had visitors from other centres including Armidale, Walc ... read more

Australia Day nomination open

8th November 2023

Richardson House AGM Notice

8th November 2023
Richardson House. Board Members Wanted Richardson House has provided Aged Care elderly of our community and employment opportunities for the people of Barraba since 1983. We need motivated and caring individuals to join our Board to ensure that we can continue to do so for many years to come. If ... read more

Remembrance Day WW1 Display

8th November 2023
To coincide with Remembrance Day, Saturday 11th November, there will be a WW1 Display at 111 Queen Street (next door to Chemist) from Wednesday 8th to 29th November. ... read more

History Notes - WW1 and some locals who served

8th November 2023
This week is Market Day again on Saturday with all the usual stalls. There will still be lots of books on the Society Stall for any bookworms to explore. There are lots of titles - cook books, children's books, romances, sporting people and plenty more. Check the advertisement for more market d ... read more

Museum Markets this Saturday

8th November 2023
Nandewar Historical Society Inc. Markets Saturday 11th November, 2023 Jams, Preserves, Cakes, Honey, Pottery, Plants, Books, soaps, Household goods, and much more. Sit and enjoy the live music. ... read more

Barraba SES update

8th November 2023
Barraba SES will be meeting at the unit each and every Tuesday at 6:00pm. All new and prospective members will be welcome. If you are young and wanting to gain nationally recognised qualification that can, and in many cases, assist in employment or older members who have many rolls that need to be ... read more

Barraba Community Inc AGM

8th November 2023
Barraba Community Inc AGM 6.00 pm Thursday 23rd November 2023 Andy’s Guest House Incorporated entity for the following committees; Frost Over Barraba Friends of Barraba Trees Barraba Birth Books and Beyond Barraba Public Art ... read more

Barraba Central School Principal's Report

8th November 2023
From the Principal’s Desk Dear Parents, Students, and Staff, I am delighted to share some exciting updates from Barraba Central School as we dive into the fourth week of Term 4. Our students have been actively engaged in various activities, showcasing their talents and skills inside and outs ... read more

Grants available for sporting groups

8th November 2023
GRANT PROGRAM A ‘SLAM DUNK’ FOR LOCAL SPORTING ORGANISATIONS Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson is putting the ball in the court of local sporting organisations, encouraging them to apply for the NSW Government’s Local Sport Grant Program. Mr Anderson said grassroots clubs can no ... read more

Senior Citz report

8th November 2023
Senior Citizens Notes Hi everyone, Our last meeting did not have as many members as usual, if you are on the sick list, please get better soon.  Even housie numbers are down. Members, please try to remember that our next stall is set down for the 16th of November. Plans for Seniors Christma ... read more

Christmas ideas at the Community College

8th November 2023
COLLEGE CHAT www.ccni.nsw.edu.au RTO90027  Christmas is coming! Come along to the Community College and wow your family and friends with these          CHRISTMAS FANCY FOLD CARDS AND ENVELOPES. All the tools and cardstock for a card and envelope ... read more

October 2023

Flight school to open in Tamworth

31st October 2023
Sydney Flight College to Launch Aviation Academy in Tamworth. Leading Australian flight training academy, Sydney Flight College, is expanding its operations to Tamworth, cementing the Northern Tableland city’s reputation as a prime aviation training centre. Sydney Flight College (SFC) will op ... read more

Richardson House thanks Barraba Rotary

31st October 2023
Richardson House says, “thank you” to Barraba Rotary Club Since the COVID19 Pandemic, Aged Care Facilities have been encouraged to keep a stockpile of PPE on hand in preparation for any outbreak.  This has presented a storage challenge for Richardson House with most of the deliveri ... read more

Barraba Spring Ball on 11th November

31st October 2023
Barraba Spring Ball Barraba, NSW — Get ready for an evening of elegance and community spirit at the much-anticipated Barraba Spring Ball, set to take place on November 11th at the Barraba Golf Club. This event promises to be a night to remember, all while supporting two essential community in ... read more

Lunch is on at the Claypan this Saturday

31st October 2023
As you ramble between gardens on Saturday drop into the Fuller Gallery/Claypan for lunch. Available between 12 midday and 2pm for something fresh and delicious. Have a quiet sit, a chat and a cuppa. ... read more

Clearance sale at the RSL Hall 11th Nov 8am

31st October 2023
Huge Clearance Sale Barraba’s RSL Memorial Hall Saturday 11th November 2023 from 8am until 2pm The contents of the RSL Hall have been offered to the Manilla CWA ladies to arrange the sale. Some of the proceeds (after expenses) will be given to children from the Barraba Primary School, to h ... read more

Blithe Spirit at The Playhouse this Sunday

31st October 2023
 Live Sunday playreading at The Playhouse Hotel This Sunday 5th November a group of locals will perform a rehearsed reading of Noel Coward’s witty comedy Blithe Spirit in the theatre at The Playhouse Hotel.  Written in 1941, Blithe Spirit was Coward’s greatest theatrical succ ... read more

11am on 11th November - a time to remember

31st October 2023
REMEMBERANCE DAY 2023 One again we are reminded to honour those that have fallen or have served in the defence of our Country. At this time, our world is racked by conflict with the Middle east in turmoil and with the continuing war in the Ukraine it is important that we acknowledge those who have ... read more

Wanted to Buy

31st October 2023
Wanted Round bale cattle feeder Please phone Graham 0423286606 ... read more

Gingerbread decorating fun - book now 0427045172

31st October 2023
Come and join Barraba Anglican Church for some gingerbread decorating fun! Invite your friends, family and neighbours to enjoy decorating gingerbread, eating sweet treats and hearing a short talk reflecting on the true meaning of Christmas. RSVP using the QR codes, or give Chloe a call on 0427045172 ... read more

Vehicles for sale

31st October 2023
FOR SALE Toyota HILUX 2.8 diesel 12/1994 Bullbar, Towbar reg April, 2024, 278,642 kilometers  Over $5000 recent repairs. (New clutch, radiator cylinder head, tyres) $8900  Contact H.COX, Weemalah, on 67831406 or htevershamcox@hotmail.com Suzuki Sierra 4X4 1993 1.3 litre ARB Bullbar + dri ... read more

What's on this week at The Pub

31st October 2023

History Notes - droving from Mackay to Muswellbrook in 1890

31st October 2023
History Notes   Historical Society members have survived a very busy October with two market days, several visitors looking for family history, a street stall and several improvements in the Dean Room. Thankyou to those who were able to help with the street stall especially those helping with ... read more

TRC Meeting 24th Oct 23

31st October 2023
Here is an overview of outcomes from Tamworth Regional Council Ordinary Meeting on Tuesday 24th October 2023: A total of $63,456.00 will be shared among 24 organisations and 76 schools across the region through Council’s 2023-2024 Annual Donations Program with a balance of $10,717.10 to be ro ... read more

Barraba Garden Ramble

25th October 2023
Barraba Garden Ramble The Barraba Cancer Patients Fund Raising Group’s Garden Ramble will be held on Saturday 4th November. There will be 7 gardens participating plus added attractions at some of the gardens. Chris Jefferys will have his wonderful model railway on display and there will be po ... read more

Australia Day nomination open

25th October 2023

TRC Rates rise proposed

25th October 2023
Proposed rates increase – Public Meeting Barraba 18 October. The Theatre at the Playhouse Hotel was packed and overflowing – about one hundred and twenty people gathered to hear a presentation from Tamworth Regional Council outlining why our rates needed to rise by 36.3% over the next 2 ... read more

Tennis Club AGM

25th October 2023

Showground AGM

25th October 2023

Rugby Club AGM

25th October 2023

Sunday Lunches at the Pub

25th October 2023

Dracular double feature this Sunday

25th October 2023
The Playhouse Hotel   2.30 pm SUN 29 OCTDOUBLE BILL:   DRACULA and   DRACULA'S DAUGHTER(PG, 140 mins) $10Dracula (1931) and its 1936 sequel Dracula’s Daughter. Notable horror classics will be introduced by A. Sharp.       &n ... read more

History Notes - Andy's Backpackers

25th October 2023
History Notes   Another big weekend for Barraba with success for a number of organizations - congratulations to the organizers of the motor show- those at the museum markets enjoyed all the different vehicles passing by and there were lots of people around the town. The book market sold a nu ... read more

St Joseph's Progress Achievement Tests

25th October 2023
Students are currently completing assessments called PAT. This stands for Progressive Achievement Tests and is conducted in reading and numeracy. We can then compare growth over a period of time, usually 12 months, though we choose to test twice per year. The diagnostic tests are designed by the Aus ... read more

Kevin Anderson - sports grants open

25th October 2023
SPORTS FACILITIES GRANTS NOW OPEN Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson has today welcomed the announcement of a government program aimed at boosting female participation in sport. Mr Anderson said that he encourages any local sporting organisations to apply for NSW funding to help build sporting faci ... read more

Gamble Aware Week

25th October 2023
LABOR FALLS SHORT ON GAMBLE AWARE WEEK The NSW Opposition is calling on the Labor Government to put forward the full amount it promised for harm minimisation initiatives as the State marks GambleAware Week. The Government claimed it would redirect the $100 million fine imposed on Star Casino by the ... read more

Adam Marshall highlighting the drought conditions

25th October 2023
Probing the Agriculture Minister over drought conditions With the prospect of prolonged dry conditions looming large across the region, l used State Parliament this week to question Agriculture Minister Tara Moriarty about what plans she has to support primary producers and rural communities throug ... read more

Regional Seniors Card petition

25th October 2023
Regional Seniors Travel Card petition tabled in Parliament I tabled a 10,000-plus signature petition in Parliament this week, calling for the government reverse its recent decision and reinstate the popular $250 NSW Regional Seniors Travel Card.The petition will now trigger a debate on the floor of ... read more

$16M for Crown Lands improvement

25th October 2023
$16 million for Crown reserve improvements Applications are now open for $16 million in NSW Government funding to maintain and improve Crown land reserves for the use of communities across the state, with $14 million in grants and $2 million in loans on offer. Applications for the Crown Reserves I ... read more

Dr petition tabled in NSW parliament.

17th October 2023
PETITION TABLED TO BRING A DOCTOR TO BARRABA  More than 1,000 Barraba locals will have their voices heard by the government after Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson lodged a petition on their behalf. The petition calls on the government to address the doctor shortage in Barraba, following the ... read more

Great food available at the Claypan on Saturday

17th October 2023
Drop into the Potters and Craft Guild on Saturday while you’re at AutoFest. Morning Devonshire Teas and tasty lunches available. Somewhere quiet to have a sit and catch your breath during the AutoFest displays and entertainment. The Gallery will be stocked and the ‘specials table&rsquo ... read more

Great Dirt exploration notice

17th October 2023

Disability Support Worker required

17th October 2023
Position Vacant Disability Support Worker. Some experience working in the community services industry such as disability support, social work, mental health services, health care, required. Duties: Community access, self-care/personal care, some domestic duties Days: 3-4 days per week possibly a ... read more

No movie at The Playhouse this Sunday

17th October 2023
This Sunday’s movie postponed due to the planned electricity outage. ... read more

St Joseph's awesome foursome

17th October 2023
Our own awesome foursome!!  Friday last week saw four students from St Joseph’s Barraba compete at the Polding Athletics held at Olympic Park Sydney.  Josh, Lucas, Felix and Hamish were in the 4 x 100m relay and won with an amazing time of 59.02sec.  As a school we came together ... read more

Garage sale 28th Oct

17th October 2023
48 Gotha Street, Barraba   8am Saturday 28 October 2023 ... read more

History Notes and the blacksmiths shop

17th October 2023
History Notes A successful Market held on Saturday although a few usual helpers were unavailable -thank you to those who came and helped out. There will be another market next week based on second hand books - we are hoping with low prices we will be able to clear a lot of volumes. There will be a ... read more

Historical Society - what's coming up

17th October 2023
Nandewar Historical Society AMENDED DATES Book Market Day - Saturday 21st October Street Stall - Thursday 26th October A.G.M Tuesday 7th November at 10am ... read more

Women's Health Service - book now

17th October 2023
Women’s Health Service Who can use our services? Our services are available to all women and women of all ages. Women from the following groups are encouraged to make an appointment. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people Culturally and linguistically Diverse Backgrounds Refugees E ... read more

Tamworth street music

17th October 2023
Saturday Sounds returns!  This exciting weekly event kicks off this Saturday, and a great line up of artists have been selected to perform on the corner of Peel and Fitzroy Street, every Saturday from 10am to 12pm, continuing into the festive season. This weekly performance will showcase a di ... read more

TRC meeting report 10th Oct 23

17th October 2023
Here is an overview of outcomes from Tamworth Regional Councils Ordinary Meeting on Tuesday 10th October 2023: Councillors granted Development Consent to a Development Application (DA) for the Expansion of an Existing Horse Training Facility on Spains Lane in Kingswood. Councillors had previously d ... read more

Adam Marshall calls for drought support

17th October 2023
With seasonal conditions worsening across the region and many parts of country NSW quickly sliding into drought, Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall has today called on the State Government to immediately initiate drought support measures to assist farmers and rural communities. Mr Marshall ... read more

Liberty Foodcare helping the locals

11th October 2023
COMMUNITY SUPERMARKET BOOMING IN BARRABA Barraba locals are the beneficiary following Liberty Foodcare establishing a low-cost community supermarket in part of the Old Vic Hotel in Queen Street. Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said he was pleased the former government had been able to contribute ... read more

Senior Ciitz raffle winners

11th October 2023
Raffle Winners Seniors Street Stall Meat Voucher – R Bridges Fruit & Veg – K Reading Thanks to all who supported our efforts. ... read more

Senior Citizens news

11th October 2023
Senior Citizens News Hello Everyone, The AGM was held on Friday 22nd September.  All positions were declared vacant, the new Committee is as follows: President – Cheryl Spence Vice Presidents – Beryl Jobson & Debbie Mullins Treasurer – Trevor Mullins Secretary &ndash ... read more

Shenhua land back to agriculture

11th October 2023
SHENHUA LAND BACK TO AGRICULTURE Following the cancellation of Shenhua’s plans to mine on the Liverpool Plains, work is underway to regenerate the land for the benefit of the community and the environment. The land formerly owned by Shenhua has been returned to the community. While some land ... read more

Food Safety training at the Community College

11th October 2023
COLLEGE CHAT www.ccni.nsw.edu.au RTO90027 SITXFSA005 Food Handling (Level 1) and   SITXFSA005 and SITXFSA006   Food Safety Supervisor Standard 3.2.2A is a new food safety standard for food service, caterer and related retail businesses, becoming enforceable in December 2023. ... read more

Women's Health Service to start

11th October 2023
Coming soon to Barraba Hunter New England Health Women’s Health Service Service is available to all women of all ages. Women’s Health Nurses will be in Barraba on Tuesday 7th November and Tuesday 5th December. Contact Barraba Health Service 67822500 for more information and to make a ... read more

History Notes - Barraba Fire Brigade

11th October 2023
History Notes This week marks the start of the Historical Society's busy month with the markets on Saturday - the usual markets with the usual features. Next week we have the Annual General Meeting and then the special book markets on the following weekend and that will be followed by the stre ... read more

What's on at the Historical Society?

11th October 2023
Nandewar Historical Society Inc. Market Day – Saturday 14th October 8.30am Annual General Meeting – 17th October 10.00am Book Stall - Saturday 21st October 8.30am Street Stall – Thursday 26th October ... read more

AutoFest family fun

11th October 2023

Fire trail upgrades

11th October 2023
Fire Trail Upgrades on Crown Lands The Minns Labor Government is committed to rebuilding our essential services and today has announced the NSW Budget has allocated an additional $10.6 million to maintain and upgrade fire trails on Crown land. Crown Lands has joined forces with the Rural Fire Serv ... read more

Stop the digital crims

11th October 2023
Stop the digital criminals with basic cyber hygiene practices Amid an escalating global cybercrime bill – now estimated at AUD $12 trillion a year – cybersecurity experts are calling for a new, more transparent, and collective approach to address cyberattacks. While 99% of attempted cyb ... read more

A message from Beyond Blue

11th October 2023
Beyond Blue’s top five tips to boost mental health On World Mental Health Day, Beyond Blue is sharing mental health coaching tips to help people navigate everyday life stresses. NewAccess Mental Health Coach Gemma Danahay supports people using a low intensity CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy ... read more

Garden Ramble for cancer fundraising

5th October 2023
2023 Open Gardens Ramble Barraba Cancer Patients Fund Raising Group (BCPFRG) are proposing to hold a day of Open Gardens in and around the township of Barraba on Saturday 4th November, 2023. Hopefully the weather and watering will be kind enough to enable the 6-8 gardens participating, to look at t ... read more

Celebrate 'Get online Week' at Barraba College

5th October 2023
COLLEGE CHAT www.ccni.nsw.edu.au RTO90027 📌 Join us at the Barraba Campus for morning tea Thursday 19 October – 10am to 12pm       We’re here to help you develop the digital skills you need           for w ... read more

What's on at the Claypan and Fuller Gallery

5th October 2023
Street Stall - Friday 20th October near the Chemist AutoFest - Saturday 21st October morning tea and lunch available 10am to 2pm After your morning Garden Ramble on the 4th November drop into the Fuller Gallery for lunch between 12 midday and 2pm. A chance to have a relaxing sit, chat and somethin ... read more

Community College Northern Inland AGM

5th October 2023
Notice of Annual General Meeting Community College Northern Inland Inc. AGM will be held on Friday, 3rd November from 4pm at the College Campus, 47 Fitzroy Street, Barraba. Nominations for vacant Board positions are welcome and must be received prior to the meeting. To obtain an EOI form, please c ... read more

GP for Barraba petition delivered to MP

5th October 2023
“GP for Barraba” Petition; Kevin Anderson comes to Barraba Our local state MP, Kevin Anderson, met with local residents in O’Meara Park last Thursday 28 September. A crowd of more than eighty locals gathered to present Mr Anderson with a petition urging him to use his position to ... read more

RAAF Military display from 6th Oct

5th October 2023
There will be an RAAF military display at 111 Queen Street, next door to Chemist from Friday 6 October till Monday 6 November ... read more

Barraba Show Meeting 26th Oct

5th October 2023

Market Days at the Historical Society

5th October 2023
Nandewar Historical Society Market Day Saturday 14th October 2023 8.30am – 12noon Jams, Cakes, Pottery, Plants, Jewellery, bric-a-brack ... read more

History of the Barraba Pool

5th October 2023
Barraba War Memorial Swimming Pool As remembered and told by the late Mo Witten. Suggestions for a swimming pool for Barraba were first recorded in 1958. Several local townspeople expressed the view that if small country towns were to survive then amenities such as baths and sporting facilities mu ... read more

Heritage listing of the viaduct at Manila

5th October 2023
MANILLA COMMUNITY CELEBRATING HERITAGE LISTING OF THEIR VIADUCT Member for Manilla and Shadow Minister for Heritage Kevin Anderson is celebrating the Manilla Viaduct’s listing of the NSW Heritage register. “The Manilla Viaduct is an iconic piece of our rail history and the community ha ... read more

1921 fire in Queen St Barraba

5th October 2023
History Notes  Society members are facing a busy month and will need assistance with the markets and the Street stall later in the month. There will be two markets - the first on voting day and the second, to be more of a book fair, will be the following weekend. There may be more than books a ... read more

Vinnies reforming St John's Conference

5th October 2023
Vinnies reforming St Johns Conference The St Vincent de Paul Society has had a proud and long history of directly supporting the Barraba community through our St John’s Conference.  This conference’s primary responsibility is to provide financial assistance to people with regards t ... read more

Oxley Transport needs volunteers

5th October 2023
I’m Nakita, the Volunteer Coordinator for a new service that we are now providing at Oxley Community Transport. The Aged Care Volunteer Visitors Scheme (ACVVS) is a government-funded program that aims to provide friendship and companionship to older people. The program has been running for dec ... read more

Position Vacant at the Community College

5th October 2023
Community College Northern Inland Inc Trainee Administration Assistant In this position you will assist the Barraba Campus Coordinator by providing day-to-day administration functions to the CCNI Campus. You will provide excellent customer service as the first point of contact for students and vis ... read more

Snakes about - take care

5th October 2023
Snake season has arrived Please take extra caution and watch out for snakes in your local area. To discourage snakes from entering your property, ensure your garden is well maintained, clear of rubbish, and keep your grass short. If you see a snake: Do not approach it, attempt to kill it or try ... read more

Connect with Council

5th October 2023

September 2023

A resident Dr needed in Barraba

27th September 2023
NOTICE Hi every one, Kevin Anderson is coming to Barraba ‘O'Meara Park’ at 11am this Thursday, the 28th September, to collect over 1000 signatures asking for a resident Doctor for Barraba. All are more than welcome to join to show support for our Town. Julie Fenwick ... read more

Ruby Mae's Wish donation

27th September 2023
On Friday 15th September the faces behind Ruby Mae’s Wish (Nick and Kim Peake – Ruby’s dad and mum) made a very emotional return to John Hunter Hospital for the first time since saying goodbye to their beautiful Daughter (Ruby) in April 2022, for a major donation from the Charity t ... read more

Stock and Crop closes on Saturdays

27th September 2023
STOCK & CROP – CHANGE TO BUSINESS HOURS Please note that from the October Long Weekend onwards, Stock & Crop      will not be open on Saturday mornings. ... read more

Mark is back at the Horton Club, 2 nights only

27th September 2023
Upper Horton Club Attention Everyone!! Mark, our chef that was cooking at Horton Sports Cub earlier in the year, is cooking on   Friday night 29th and Sunday lunch 1st October. So, come on down and see what he has to offer!!!! Seafood Parmi and beer battered prawns on the menu 🤣 ... read more

Jobs at the RSL Club, apply now

27th September 2023
POSITIONS VACANT BARRABA RSL & RECREATIONAL CLUB HAVE THE FOLLOWING CASUAL POSITIONS VACANT BAR ATTENDANTS CLEANER KITCHEN HAND/COOK PLEASE EMAIL RESUME TO manager@barrabarsl.com.au or drop it into the club ... read more

Book for the camp oven dinner at the RSL

27th September 2023

Rural Aid helps our farmers

27th September 2023
Rural Aid encourages farmer registrations as El Nino is declared Australia’s most trusted rural charity is encouraging farmers to reach out for assistance as the Bureau of Meteorology officially declares an El Nino event. The El Nino weather pattern means hot, dry seasons that trend towards d ... read more

Historical Society coming events

27th September 2023
Historical Society Coming Events Market Day – 14 October 2023 AGM – 17 October 2023 Bookstall Market Day – 21 October 2023 ... read more

For Sale ride-on mower and fridge/freezer

27th September 2023
FOR SALE JOHN DEERE D100 RIDE ON MOWER WITH GRASS CATCHER GOOD WORKING ORDER. $1750 ONO PANASONIC INVERTER FRIDGE FREEZER COMBINATION 365L SLIDE OUT FREEZER ON BOTTOM VGC $300 ONO PH 0466308313   ... read more

More about the Barraba Hotel in Windsor

27th September 2023
History Notes A productive meeting last week with a number of topics discussed.  There will probably be two markets in October, one on the normal second Saturday in October and another book market the next week to coincide with the Motor Show.  The second one centered on books will have a ... read more

Kevin Anderson - mixed budget bag

27th September 2023
MIXED BAG IN THE BUDGET FOR TAMWORTH  The budget has delivered a mixed bag for the Tamworth electorate, as it falls short of the massive $449 million in funding from last year’s budget. Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said he was disappointed by the budget, however there was some rel ... read more

Water recycling for Tamworth

27th September 2023
TAMWORTH’S WATER RECYCLING FUTURE BRIGHTER  Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson has welcomed $6 million in funding “to improve water security for Tamworth by identifying practical solutions”.  Mr Anderson said the funding, announced in the NSW Budget, will go toward a b ... read more

A Tale of 2 Op-Shops

27th September 2023
A tale of Two Op-Shops     by an observer I’m relatively new to Barraba, so I may be speaking out of turn.  My name is not important, my perspective, I hope is useful. Barraba has not a dearth of services - to have one of anything is more than the Tamworth Regional C ... read more

Kevin Anderson comments on our GP situation

21st September 2023
Dear Editor I was shocked to learn that Barraba Medical Centre would close at the end of last month and since that time, I have had many conversations with many people to try to get this problem fixed. I have written to Hunter New England Health, Federal Member Barnaby Joyce, and NSW Minister for ... read more

The Barraba Hotel in Windsor NSW

21st September 2023
History Notes This week was relatively quiet for members apart from continued sorting of historical papers and photos. One of our past visitors has donated her Taylor family history to our collection - it arrived in a large envelope last week and will have to be secured in a folder before becoming ... read more

This week at The Pub

21st September 2023

Kevin Spencer at the RSL

21st September 2023

Nominate your Local Legend for an award

21st September 2023
Do you know a local legend? Nominate them for the 2023 Local Legend Awards! The Awards recognise the outstanding achievements and contributions of individuals and organisations to our community. Local Legends can be nominated for areas including: Volunteering Access Gift of Time Sustainabilit ... read more

Council wants to increase rates

21st September 2023
Councillors have agreed to undertake extensive community engagement about a proposed application to the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal for a permanent Special Rate Variation of 36.3% over two years starting next year. The proposal comprises a variation of 18.5% from July 1, 2024 (includ ... read more

Council advertising traineeships and apprenticeships

21st September 2023
Traineeships and apprenticeships are a fantastic way to gain a qualification and learn on the job in an interesting and fulfilling industry. Tamworth Regional Council currently has a number of positions available in a diverse range of industries. Make the first step in your new career and apply toda ... read more

Temporary changes to tip times

21st September 2023
Temporary changes to waste facility opening hours Staff shortages will mean Tamworth Regional Council needs to make temporary changes to the opening hours of waste management facilities across the region from Monday 18 September. Despite the changes, Council has ensured residents in Barraba will st ... read more

Nominate a local wonder woman

21st September 2023
NOMINATE A LOCAL WONDERWOMAN TODAY Nominations for the 2024 NSW Woman of the Year awards are now open, and the community are invited to put forward the name of local woman who inspires, overcomes, and is a pillar of our community. Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said the region was blessed with ... read more

Drone Course for farmers

14th September 2023
LOCAL FARMERS INVITED TO TAMWORTH DRONE COURSE Farmers in the Peel and Namoi Valleys are invited to free drones in agriculture training in Tamworth on the 18th and 19th of October. Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said the courses were being delivered in collaboration with NSW Farmers, TOCAL Col ... read more

NSW Women's Grants

14th September 2023
NSW WOMEN’S WEEK GRANTS NOW OPEN Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson is calling on local councils and community groups to make the 2024 NSW Women’s Week one to remember by applying for a NSW Women’s Week Grant. Mr Anderson said the grant opportunity had been open for several years ... read more

Tamworth Region Sports Awards open

14th September 2023
Nominations open for the2023 Tamworth Regional Sports Awards Nominations are now open for the 2023 Tamworth Regional Sports Awards. These annual awards recognise the strong sporting culture and achievements of individuals, teams and organisations across the Tamworth region. There are multiple awar ... read more

Davidsons Lane reopens to traffic

14th September 2023
Davidsons Lane to reopen to traffic Works are nearing completion on the construction of a new elevated crossing at Davidsons Lane, with traffic expected to be able to pass through from the afternoon of Friday 8 September 2023. The road was closed unexpectedly at the Moore Creek causeway in April a ... read more

Youth Council nominations open for 2024

14th September 2023
Lead with purpose in the 2024 Youth Council Calling the next generation of leaders! Young people across the region have the opportunity to be young leaders with expressions of interest open for the 2024 Tamworth Regional Youth Council. The group, which meets monthly to discuss issues important to ... read more

Uni of SA qual supports workers responding to child abuse

14th September 2023
New online qualification supports frontline workers responding to child abuse Alarming rates of child abuse and particularly sexual abuse in Australia have prompted the country’s first tertiary accredited postgraduate qualification for frontline practitioners. The part-time 100% online quali ... read more

Referendum / Constitution wording

13th September 2023

Barraba Races 16th Sept 23

13th September 2023
Barraba races 2023 The Annual Barraba Races will be held this Saturday 16th September 2023 at the Barraba Racecourse. Gates open at 10.30am. There will be a six-race programme with the first race commencing at approximately 1.30pm. Admission prices are $15.00 per adult. Pensioners and children unde ... read more

Race Night at the Pub

13th September 2023

Garage Sale 17 Sept

13th September 2023
Garage Sale Sunday 17 September 2023 151 Queen Street, Barraba 8am till 4pm Items include: Tools, mower, whipper snippers, Kitchenware, household appliances, records, CDs, porcelain dolls and miscellaneous household goods, 4 burner gas BBQ. Cash only, all priced to clear ... read more

Primary students visit Canberra

13th September 2023
Canberra Years 5 and 6 have recently had an excursion to Canberra.   A week full of fun and learning activities.  With an early start on Monday 28 September at 6.15am they heading off in conjunction with the Barraba Central School.  Visiting places like the Royal Australian Mint ... read more

Preschoolers learning at the library.

13th September 2023
What’s Happening at Barraba Preschool? This year, we have teamed up with Barraba Library to create a regular excursion for the children of Barraba Preschool to visit and utilise the library. The children walk to the library every fortnight where they engage in a Storytime session with Mrs Reb ... read more

History Notes - 'Barraba' in the Hunter Valley

13th September 2023
History Notes Another busy week for Society members continuing to re-organise the Dean Room. The September meeting is corning up and the Annual General Meeting is due in October so memberships are now due. There were two questions about "Barraba" last week and I have found one in the Early Days of ... read more

Senior Citz AGM 22nd Sept

13th September 2023
The AGM of the Senior Citizens – CPSA Barraba Branch Will be held on Friday 22 September 2023 at The Senior Centre, 50 Fitzroy Street, Barraba at 1pm. Nominations for all vacated positions must be in by 2pm Friday, 15 September,2023. Nominees must all be financial members. ... read more

Micro Grants at Arts North West

13th September 2023
Arts North West is excited to announce the opening of the Quick Response Micro Grants program, offering financial assistance of up to $1,000 to independent professional artists, community groups, and arts organisations based in the New England and North West region of NSW. The Arts No ... read more

Support the Westpac Helicopter Service

13th September 2023
The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service’s Base to Base Challenge is back The annual Base to Base Challenge raising vital funds for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service (WRHS) is back this October. This month-long fitness initiative invites people from all walks of life to unite, stay active, a ... read more

Commercial Pub Games night

6th September 2023

Barraba Central School Kinda 24

6th September 2023

Garage sale 9th Sept

6th September 2023
Deceased Estate Garage Sale Saturday 9th September 2023 5 Lockrey Street, Barraba  8am to 2.30pm Items include: Kitchenware, furniture, household appliances, tools, knitting machines and miscellaneous household goods. Cash sales only. All priced to clear. ... read more

Working hard for more GP coverage in Barraba

6th September 2023
The Local Health Committee met, with a representative of Hunter New England Health, on Tuesday 5th September. We are assured HNE Health, together with the Primary Health Network and Boyd Health are working on additional GP services in Barraba. There are no quick fixes due to a shortage of GPs but t ... read more

Vale Sister Petra

6th September 2023
Vale Sister Petra Ries rsj It was with great sadness that the parishioners of St John’s Catholic Church heard of the death of Sister Petra Ries. She died on Sunday evening, 3rd September, in the Palliative Care Unit of Concord Hospital, surrounded by the love and prayers of the Sisters of St ... read more

Daffodil Day says "thanks"

6th September 2023
Daffodil Day 2023 What a success this year’s local Daffodil Day was……..A lovely warm, sunny day greeted the Barraba Cancer Patients Fund Raising Group’s (BCPFRG) Committee as they set up the Street Stall and Mall with tables/chairs for morning teas. The daffodils were brig ... read more

Tee off for breast cancer

6th September 2023

Legacy Raffle winners

6th September 2023
Legacy Week Raffle. Ist prize $500 fuel voucher Barraba B.P: Colin Ferguson 2nd prize Outdoor Camping Thermos: Phil Denyer 3rd prize $50.00 Fruit voucher Saunders Fruit & Veg: Sandra Collins ... read more

Jockey Club Calcutta

6th September 2023
Barraba Jockey Club Calcutta A Calcutta will be held on The Barraba & District Cattle Breeders Cup at the Barraba Bowling Club on Friday night 15th September commencing at 8pm. Get your Syndicate together and come and buy a horse. Tickets are $2.00 each and will be available to purchase during ... read more

TRC stormwater consultation

6th September 2023
Feedback sought on Stormwater Management Residents are being asked to share their firsthand experience of dangerous or damaging stormwater runoff and to give feedback on Tamworth Regional Council’s draft Urban Stormwater Management Plans for the region. Stormwater is runoff from rainfall. In ... read more

History Notes - early building applications

6th September 2023
History Notes  A wonderful weekend for Barraba - even car parking was at a premium on Saturday as numerous visitors arrived to spend the day touring the various venues to view the paintings, the handcrafts, the markets and the music. It was one of the Society's best markets with crowds o ... read more

Potters and Craft Guild celebrate 'Frost'

6th September 2023
A SUNNY FROST AT FULLER GALLERY Glorious sunny weather enticed both locals and visitors to experience the Frost Over Barraba Festival, which was welcomed back after a few years absence. The Fuller Gallery enjoyed a good crowd of browsers on Saturday and Sunday.  Besides the Satellite Exhibiti ... read more

Kinder Transition at St Joseph's

6th September 2023
Kinder Transition We have started our part day Kinder transition and will continue on the 14 September for Term 3 and then recommence in Term 4 for full days on Monday 16 October through to 20 November 2023. Should you wish to enroll your child at St Joseph’s Primary please contact the school ... read more

August 2023

One Doctor closes and another opens

30th August 2023
BoydHealth provides face-to-face and telehealth GP consultations in the North West and New England areas. Please book your appointment online at boydhealth.com.au or scan the QR code. The simple process of booking is explained on the website. ... read more

Please give to help Elizabeth Ervine

30th August 2023
Go fund me page for Elizabeth Ervine https://gofund.me/741c39b3Phone: 0452461445Email: shell.sarkis@bigpond.com ... read more

Fuller Gallery open all weekend

30th August 2023
OPEN 10am – 3pm on Saturday 2 September and     Sunday 3 September. Pop in and browse the amazing display of arts, crafts, pottery and clever locally made goodies. Hosting a Satellite Exhibition of Martin Unwin, Mike Simpson and Lew Koopman art work. Other art works by An ... read more

History Notes for 30th Aug 23

30th August 2023
History Notes   We had a well attended meeting last week, lots of discussion especially about a few changes to the Dean Room. The storage boxes have mostly been sorted and some items have been found after being lost for some years. On Wednesday we had a visit from a Rumsby descendant who fou ... read more

St Joseph's does well at the Carnival

30th August 2023
Diocesan Carnival Friday 18 August saw 14 children attend the Diocesan athletics carnival in Tamworth.  With clouds hovering the sun still shone on what was a great day for children and parents alike.  Congratulations to the children who attended the carnival not only on your efforts, but ... read more

TRC wants to talk about car parking

30th August 2023
Car parking shifts into gear with new survey Residents are being asked to give their feedback as Tamworth Regional Council starts work on updating its car parking strategy for the region. The Regional Parking Strategy is an update to the Tamworth CBD Parking Strategy 2020-2030, which was released ... read more

Frost this week, don't miss a minute

30th August 2023
Frost is here! Frost Over Barraba opens this Thursday 31 August at 10am. The Art Show is in the Treloar's Building on the corner of Alice and Queen Streets. The Art Show will be open 10am - 4pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. On Sunday the Art Show opens at 10am and closes at 1pm. Under the ... read more

TRC Meeting report 22 Aug 23

30th August 2023
Here is an overview of outcomes from the Ordinary Meeting of Tamworth Regional Council Tuesday 22 Aug 23 Council has taken a step towards improving the region’s public art offering by allocating an additional one off $75,000 towards public art projects. The extra budget will address the inf ... read more

100 years of Legacy

23rd August 2023
Legacy week this year runs from August 27th to September 1st, 2023. This week is our biggest annual fundraiser and is of special significance this year as we celebrate our centenary year marking 100 years of providing essential care and assistance to our veteran’s families. To celebrate this e ... read more

Frost is only a week away

23rd August 2023
Frost coming up Frost Over Barraba is only a week away, opening at 10am on Thursday 31 August. 2023 is the fiftieth year of Frost and the 45th Frost event. Over the years five festivals have been skipped, most recently for the pandemic.   The fourteen Barraba people on the organising committ ... read more

Frost Program 2023. 3 days of activities

23rd August 2023
FROST PROGRAM 2023 Thursday 31 Aug 10am - 4pm Main Exhibition  10am - 4pm Satellite Exhibitions along Queen Street 9am - 11am Daffodil Day, Cancer Council Fundraiser, Queen Street Mall Friday I Sept 10am - 4pm Main Exhibition 10am - 4pm Satellite Exhibitions  6pm - 9pm Arty Pa ... read more

Daffodil Day raising funds for cancer

23rd August 2023
Daffodil Day 2023 The 2023 Cancer Council DAFFODIL DAY falls on THURSDAY 31st AUGUST. Barraba Cancer Patient’s Fund Raising Group (BCPFRG) will be helping to celebrate this day by holding their Street Stall again, in the Queen Street Mall from 9am. Funds raised from Daffodil Day throughout th ... read more

Don't miss the street stall for Daffodil Day

23rd August 2023
BARRABA CANCER PATIENTS FUND RAISING GROUP DAFFODIL DAY STREET STALL THURSDAY 31ST AUGUST 9am Queen Street Mall ... read more

Support Legacy, buy a raffle ticket

23rd August 2023
Legacy Week Aug 27th to Sept 1st Raffle             1st prize 500 litres fuel voucher Barraba B.P. courtesy Inland Petroleum 2nd prize Outdoor camping thermos courtesy Stock & Crop 3rd prize $50.00 fruit voucher at Saunders Fruit ... read more

Preschool visit to Richardson House

23rd August 2023
What’s Happening at Barraba Preschool? Earlier in the year we were approached by Richardson House staff about the possibility of starting regular visits so the preschool children can engage with and build relationships with the residents. Studies suggest there are many benefits to programs s ... read more

St Jospeh's Kinder Transition

23rd August 2023
Kinder Transition We have started our part day Kinder transition and will continue on the 24 August and 14 September for Term 3 and then recommence Term 4 on Monday 16 October through to 20 November 2023. Should you wish to enroll your child at St Joseph’s Primary please contact the school of ... read more

Dinner with John Anderson

23rd August 2023

History Notes, 1898 appointment of Gov Medical Officer to Barraba

23rd August 2023
History Notes   There have been a few visitors to the museum this week with a variety of interests including Woods Reef and the Cotton family and also the Hagan family. These visits not only help the visitors, as we also learn from them. This week we have a meeting and then it is not long un ... read more

Boyd Health to start in Barraba

23rd August 2023
BoydHealth  THIS FRIDAY: in-person GP consultations with Dr Boyd in Barraba BoydHealth provides face-to-face and telehealth GP consultations in the North West and New England areas. Dr Owen Boyd is available for in-person appointments this Friday 25th August at Barraba Hospital Multipurpose ... read more

Time to renew your First Aid Certificate

23rd August 2023
COLLEGE CHAT www.ccni.nsw.edu.au RTO90027 📌 Provide First Aid                     on FRIDAY 22 September! This training is subsidised by the NSW Government. Eligibility rules apply. First aide ... read more

Arts and Cultural Program in Manilla

23rd August 2023
Arts & Cultural Programs for Manilla Arts Inland is looking for community feedback on the proposed introduction of more arts and cultural programs for the children and residents of Manilla. These include workshops during school holidays, and after school, with a view to developing programs that ... read more

MedCIRC closed again in Barraba

23rd August 2023
Temporary Closure Notice- Barraba Medical Centre. Dear Barraba Community It is with regret that the Barraba Medical Centre will be closed temporarily from 21st August 2023. We have been unable to secure a permanent GP for the Practice. There is currently a national shortage of qualified doctors. ... read more

Garage Sale 31 Henry St this weekend

16th August 2023
Garage Sale – 31 Henry Street Deceased Estate Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th Aug – 9.30am - 1pm Second hand Holden Astra registered, box trailer unregistered good order Electricity generator, numerous tools and garden tools, nuts and bolts. House hold items – as new vacuum c ... read more

Mitsubishi for sale

16th August 2023
FOR SALE 2005 Mitsubishi Outlander. Automatic, all-wheel drive. Not registerable but mechanically sound. Ideal paddock or bush basher, or to take the family to the school bus. Phone Jim 0428937589 or Mary 0400057555 Mary Grocott    2 Callose Drive, Barraba ... read more

Showground Committee AGM notice

16th August 2023
NOTICE OF AGM PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THE AGM OF THE BARRABA SHOWGROUND    MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE WILL BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY 30TH AUGUST 2023 AT 6.P.M. AT THE BOWLING CLUB. THIS WILL BE FOLLOWED BY A GENERAL MEETING. DON ROBERTS   -  SECRETARY  PH. 0419 116 261 ... read more

Pottery for Beginners, 3 vacancies, conditions apply

16th August 2023
COLLEGE CHAT www.ccni.nsw.edu.au RTO90027 Three free places in a Beginner Pottery class for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people. Starts Tuesday 22nd August at the Claypan, 10am to 3pm. Time to enrol is now at the Community College. See Sonia and she will provide the enrolment forms and in ... read more

Movie this Sunday

16th August 2023
2.00 pm Sun 20 Aug:         80 FOR BRADY (M, 95 mins) Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, Chita Rivera and Sally Field travel to the Super Bowl to watch their idol in action. All tkts $10.              &nb ... read more

Kindergarten Orientation Day

16th August 2023

History Notes for 16th August 23

16th August 2023
History Notes After missing the mid-winter market in July the August market at the weekend was a great success with quite a lot of visitors. The change around with the seating was a success with visitors making the most of sitting in the sunshine for a chat. The music had a small hiccup with a � ... read more

Want a Street Stall for Frost weekend?

16th August 2023
Community groups and Barraba individuals are invited to make the most of Frost Over Barraba visitor trade on Saturday 2 September and set up a stall on Queen Street. Frost attracts a lot of visitors to Barraba. This year Frost is on Thursday 31 August to Sunday 3 September. The biggest day for visit ... read more

Tamworth Regional Council meeting 8th Aug 23

16th August 2023
Here is an overview of outcomes from Tamworth Regional Council Ordinary Meeting on the 8th August 2023: 1    Councillors have agreed to allocate $825,000 towards projects at Dungowan Dam, including a power supply battery backup, debris boom replacement, and maintenance to the dam gat ... read more

Volunteer Grants 23-24 Guidelines available

16th August 2023
VOLUNTEER GRANTS 2023-24 GUIDELINES RELEASED Community groups in the New England are being encouraged to view the extension of the previous Coalition Government’s Volunteer Grants program 2023-24 guidelines. The program is designed to assist the efforts of community organisations to secure a ... read more

Improved Palliative Care Unit for Tamworth

16th August 2023
PALLIATIVE CARE WIN FOR NORTHWEST News that Tamworth’s palliative care unit upgrade will progress under Labor has been welcomed by Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson as a big win for local advocates. Mr Anderson said the NSW Government had committed $93 million to redevelop and refurbish pal ... read more

Soaring Club upgrades at Keepit

16th August 2023
OPENING THE SKIES TO ALL One of the Nation’s largest soaring cub’s is now more accessible to women and people living with a disability thanks to a $577,271 grant from the former Government’s Regional Sport Facility Fund. Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said the Lake Keepit Soa ... read more

Celebrating our great aged care service

8th August 2023
At Richardson House we’re saying 'Thanks for caring' Several weeks ago Richardson House underwent an unannounced audit by the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission. The Auditors spent 3 days at Richardson House auditing documentation, interviewing residents and their relatives, an ... read more

Men's Shed and school working together

8th August 2023
Men’s Shed working with the School Bryan Barrass, Treasurer of the Barraba Men’s Shed, presented a cheque to Ashley to help with the cost of the children’s trip to Canberra. The Shed members, where possible aim to help the local school children and the projects they may wish to co ... read more

Barraba Races 16th Sept

8th August 2023
Date for your diary Barraba Races Saturday 16th September 1.30pm start. 6 race program ... read more

Drs surgery closed 14 - 18 August

8th August 2023
Surgery Closure Due to unforeseen circumstances, we advise that the surgery will be closed from Monday 14th August until Friday 18th August and reopening Monday 21st August @ 9.00am If you require scripts prior to the closure, please phone the surgery to make an appointment. If you need medical a ... read more

Reno Sale call 0497325043

8th August 2023
Renovation Sale 124-126 Queen Street 9/8/2023 – 20/08/2023 Call Brett Williams - 0497325043 ... read more

Vietnam Vet Display and Doco

8th August 2023
Vietnam War Display and Documentary There will be a Vietnam War display at 111 Queen Street (next door to chemist) from 9th August until 24th September. To coincide with the Battle of Long Tan, on Friday 18th August at 7pm at The Playhouse Theatre, there will be two 1-hour long documentaries.  ... read more

Support the Westpac helicopter, they support us

8th August 2023
On Thursday 3rd August NSW Ambulance tasked the Westpac Rescue Helicopter to Barraba for a man in his 70s who suffered a fall. He was treated by the helicopter medical team with the help of NSW Ambulance Paramedics. He was airlifted to the Tamworth Rural Referral Hospital in a stable condition. ... read more

Update from the Historical Society

8th August 2023
History Notes Another busy week for some of our members and with the markets coming next weekend there is still plenty to do. Our market coordinator, Diana, tells me there will be a bigger selection of stalls on Saturday, so come along and have a browse. As usual the chairs and tables will be out, ... read more

Concert at The Playhouse

8th August 2023
SUITE MAGICA AT THE PLAYHOUSE HOTEL A stunning recital of beautiful music will charm the audience at The Playhouse Hotel at 6.30 pm on Tuesday 22nd August, when NSW Government-sponsored touring organisation Music in the Regions presents charismatic guitarist Andrew Blanch and brillia ... read more

Infrastructure grants for community groups open

8th August 2023
COMMUNITY GROUPS ENCOURAGED TO APPLY TO UPGRADE INFRASTRUCTURE Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson has called on local sport and recreation groups to apply for the latest round of the NSW Government’s Infrastructure Grants Program. Mr Anderson said the program provided organisations to apply f ... read more

Quad bike safety compromised

8th August 2023
LABOR WALKS AWAY FROM QUAD BIKE SAFETY Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson has called on the NSW Labor Government to use the National Farm Safety Week this week to reinstate a critical quadbike safety program it discontinued on June 30, 2023. Mr Anderson said quad bikes, side-by-side vehicles (SSV), ... read more

Thanks to Simon at Stock and Crop

8th August 2023
THANK YOU Thank you to Simon at Stock and Crop for the loan of a pallet jack last week. The Barraba Potters and Craft Guild thanks you for helping us at very short notice to move the new kiln into place at the Claypan to enable electrical work to be completed for installation. The 400kg kiln was be ... read more

Rotary Club of Barraba Changeover Dinner

1st August 2023
Rotary Club of Barraba Changeover Dinner Over 50 people attended the Rotary Club Changeover Dinner at the Commercial Hotel on Wednesday 26th July. Visitors came from other Rotary Clubs in Manilla and      Tamworth and the Lions Club of Barraba were well represented. Meredyth B ... read more

Thanks to Hart Rural from the Potters Guild

1st August 2023
THANK YOU Thank you to the staff at Hart Rural and Sinclair Hewson. The Barraba Potters and Craft Guild thanks you for helping us at very short notice to lift the new kiln from a delivery truck into the Claypan. The 400kg kiln was to be delivered on a truck with a tailgate lift, however a ‘fa ... read more

Join 'Be Connected' at the Community College

1st August 2023
COLLEGE CHAT www.ccni.nsw.edu.au RTO90027 Introduction to myGov and government services online Join a free Be Connected technology class for beginners this term to discover everything you need to know about myGov and the range of government services you can access online. Classes run one morning ... read more

Welding 101 in Bingara

1st August 2023
WELDING 101 Welding 101 is an introduction to welding, enrol in this non-accredited training to learn work safety and basic welding skills that will give you the confidence to tackle home, work, or farm-based welding projects completing them to a good standard. When: Mondays 7th August- 11th Sep 6 ... read more

Ladies Night Out at the Pub

1st August 2023

Rifle Club AGM

1st August 2023
Barraba Civilian & Military Rifle Club AGM Saturday 19th August @ 11.30am Barraba Rifle Range ... read more

About Barraba AGM

1st August 2023
About Barraba AGM Barraba Bowling Club 6.00pm Wednesday 9th August Agenda: Read minutes of previous AGM Elect new position holders – All positions declared vacant General meeting to follow. ... read more

Barraba Central School Principal's Report T2

1st August 2023
Across the Desk from the Principal Patrick Sullivan Dear Parents, guardians, Students and Staff Welcome back to Term 3 at Barraba Central School. We hope you had a restful break and are ready for an exciting term ahead. There are plenty of fantastic opportunities and events planned, so let's ... read more

History Notes - visit from the Baldock's

1st August 2023
History Notes This week has also been busy for a number of our members with the beginning of the clean-out of the society storage area. A number of things thought to have been lost have been found, especially 2nd hand books to sell on the market stall. A truck load of them, so there will be fresh b ... read more

Tamworth Regional Council and green waste charges

1st August 2023
TRC Green waste charges Residents of the Tamworth Region are being reminded they can use their free quarterly waste vouchers to dispose of their green waste. On July 1, when Council’s Fees and Charges for 2023-2024 took effect, a fee for green waste was among the new ones added. Tamworth Reg ... read more

Aboriginal Soldiers in the Korean War

1st August 2023
Indigenous veterans of Korean War recognised As part of its ongoing research program, the Australian War Memorial has identified more than 60 Indigenous men who served for Australia during the Korean War, 70 years after the Korean Armistice Agreement. “This is part of the Memorial’s de ... read more

July 2023

Next step in saving the Manilla viaduct

26th July 2023
Kevin Anderson Welcomes Next Step In Manilla Viaduct Heritage Listing The Heritage Council of NSW have recommended that the Manilla Railway Viaduct and Underbridge be listed on the NSW Heritage register in a major win for the Manilla community who have been fighting to preserve their rail history. ... read more

TRC looking to boost events in the region

26th July 2023
Background Tamworth Regional Council has secured funding through the State NSW Government under the Regional NSW – Business Case and Strategy Development Fund to develop a Regional Events Strategy to guide what we do over the next 7 years. This strategy will define how we: Grow event tour ... read more

History Notes - John Gainen and his family

26th July 2023
History Notes   To begin this week, we had a successful meeting last week with various topics to deal with- the August markets are coming up in a couple of weeks and there was also discussion re moving the September and October markets to tie in with other Barraba functions. More on those as ... read more

Hospital Aux AGM 4th August

26th July 2023
Barraba Branch of the United Hospital Auxiliaries Annual General Meeting Friday 4th August 2023 11.00am at The Day Centre, Barraba Hospital following the general meeting which will commence at 10am. Visitors are most welcome. We Fundraise for the hospital to provide additional equipment and ser ... read more

Don't miss the garage sale

26th July 2023
Garage Sale Thursday 27th to Sunday 30th July  9am to 5pm 25 Rodney St Barraba Furniture, appliances, household goods, some electrical Estrella Phone 0410632344 ... read more

Trivia at the Commercial Hotel

24th July 2023

Join the Coffee course at the Community College

19th July 2023
COLLEGE CHAT                                           www.ccni.nsw.edu.au     ... read more

free kids flu shots

19th July 2023
FREE CHILDREN’S FLU SHOTS 6 MONTHS ONWARDS PLEASE PHONE MEDCIRC TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT 67821621 ... read more

Lions Club news

19th July 2023
Lions Street Stall Raffle results. Many thanks to the people who supported us on Friday.1st Prize – Load of Firewood – Lee Jackson2nd Prize – Fruit Tray – Jan Freestone Thank you also to the people who supported the Book Sale. Please do not drop off any more books, the sale ... read more

Join Richo's retirement celebration

19th July 2023
Notice Open Invitation: Retirement/Birthday Celebration for Bob Richardson at Commercial Hotel, Barraba on Saturday, 29 July from 2.30pm. Feel free to call in for a drink to wish Bob a happy retirement.Phone: 0438461822Email: kazan69@live.com ... read more

Live Music at The Playhouse 22nd Aug

19th July 2023
Music in the Regions is a not-for-profit organisation, whose mission is to bring classical music to regional areas of NSW. We’re thrilled to be on tour again, returning to NSW’s North-West and Upper Hunter regions this August. Appearing on this tour will be& ... read more

Let's talk about getting old

19th July 2023
Growing up, I was told it is a privilege to get older and reminded not everyone has the opportunity. But rather than later life being celebrated and respected, over time many of us have come to believe it is problematic and therefore something to be feared. That’s partly because we’re l ... read more

History Notes for the 19th July 2023

19th July 2023
History Notes A busy week for historical members this week. The storage shed has been completed -thankyou to the Lions Club for your dedication - some things have already been moved in. In a few weeks time, everything needed for the markets should come from the shed instead of the Dean Room. The bo ... read more

Barraba Show Society AGM

19th July 2023

Watch out for Rock Fern

19th July 2023
Landholders asked to be vigilant with rock fern causing toxicity in cattle  Local Land Services is urging livestock owners to be on the lookout for rock fern in their grazing paddocks, which can cause toxicity. Rock fern is a hardy plant that survives dry conditions and reshoots readily after ... read more

TRC Meeting 11th July 2023

19th July 2023
Council meeting update Here is an overview of outcomes from Tamworth Regional Council Ordinary Meeting on Tuesday 11th July 2023: Councillors have agreed to seek community feedback about a proposed change to its Footpath Dining Policy which, if adopted, will remove a barrier to patrons consuming ... read more

TRC Museums pass

19th July 2023
Looking to fill in your weekends? Get 20% off adult entry to Tamworth’s museums by purchasing a Multi-Museum Pass! Check out the Australian Country Music Hall of Fame, the Tamworth Powerstation Museum, the National Guitar Museum and the Country Music Wax Museum for just $20. Available for p ... read more

Horse sale at Horton

12th July 2023
Horton Horse Sale A horse sale will be held at Horton Sports Ground on Sunday 16th July from 11am. 20 ridden horses plus unridden horses. Saddlery and other equipment for sale BBQ on the ground alternately at Horton Club All profits to Horton Sports Ground. Everyone welcome. Contact Bill Kelly ... read more

Barraba potters supporting Legacy

12th July 2023
BARRABA POTTERS CONTRIBUTE TO THE “POOL OF REFLECTIONS”  Some time ago the Barraba Pottery ladies were asked to participate in making 1000 ceramic poppies for Tamworth Legacy 100th Anniversary.  Poppies were also made by Port Hacking Potters, Gunnedah Pottery Club and Tamworth ... read more

Vietnam Veterans 50 years on

12th July 2023
Australian War Memorial welcomes Vietnam veterans 50 years on In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the end of Australia’s involvement in the Vietnam War, the Australian War Memorial will open the Commemorative Area and galleries for veterans and their families outside of normal open hour ... read more

Early post office in Barraba

12th July 2023
History Notes Another cold frosty morning to test our ability to keep warm and after a couple of days up north it seems even colder than usual. The re-organisation of the Dean room continues with most of the second hand books sorted into types ready for the next market stall which should be in slig ... read more

Thanks for your help Barraba

12th July 2023
To the Editor They say country hospitality can’t be beat, well I can testify that is true. I found myself on the Barraba to Manilla Road on 6th July with my elderly relatives when a mob of kangaroos appeared suddenly out of the bush.  Unfortunately, my red Suzuki Swift collected one of ... read more

Thanks to Richo and enjoy retirement

12th July 2023
Dear Editor On behalf of the members of Lodge Saint Andrews in Manilla, we wish Bob Richo a happy and contented retirement. We would also like to thank him for his help in raising money by way of allowing a local masonic member to place recycling boxes at his Caravan Park. The money raised by this ... read more

Land and stock returns

12th July 2023
Local Land Services streamline land and stock returns Local Land Services has streamlined our online process to make it easier for you to submit your Annual Land and Stock Return. The online portal closes 31 August 2023. Local Land Services CEO Steve Orr said a revamp of the online portal was a di ... read more

Men's Heart Health

12th July 2023
Mens Heart Health Top tips to help men adopt healthy habits to improve physical and mental wellbeing The Heart Foundation is urging men to think more about their daily behaviour during this year’s Men’s Health Week. The annual week’s theme for 2023 is ‘healthy habits’ ... read more

Coffee course coming up

12th July 2023
COLLEGE CHAT                                           www.ccni.nsw.edu.au     ... read more

Entertainment at the RSL Club

3rd July 2023

Lions Club changeover

3rd July 2023

Frost introduces 'inside 55'

3rd July 2023
Frost introduces “Inside 55” Frost Over Barraba is excited to introduce the “Inside 55” Art Show. Entrants are asked to keep their artworks inside the dimension of 55x55cm this year (or 55x55x55cm for three dimensional works). The restriction may lead to some creative respon ... read more

Community College regional staff learn to pot

3rd July 2023
A DAY OF LEARNING FOR COMMUNITY COLLEGE STAFF On Wednesday 28th June the Barraba Potters and Craft Guild entertained 22 members of staff from the Community College. They travelled from Moree, Narrabri, Warialda, Inverell, Gunnedah and Barraba. It was part of a Professional Development Day for the s ... read more

GOCO visits Barraba

3rd July 2023
GoCo’s Mystery Tour to Barraba! GoCo took 11 clients from Tamworth on a Mystery Tour to Barraba.  The day was full, departing Kootingal at 8am, first stop was the Barraba Silo Art. The group then met the Nadewar Historical Society at the Museum for a very generous morning tea and a chat ... read more

Book now for First Aid training

3rd July 2023
COLLEGE CHAT www.ccni.nsw.edu.au RTO90027 📌 Provide First Aid - Barraba Community College on 16 July.  This is being held on a weekend for those who are working during the week! This training is subsidised by the NSW Government. Eligibility rules apply. First aiders should attend train ... read more

McKid Family history

3rd July 2023
History Notes  A busy time at the moment for historical society members with Market Week this week and a re-organization of the Dean Room, which includes the market stall books and various articles which should be on the Society stall each month.  We will soon have a storage space for the ... read more

Help needed for the Golf Club history

3rd July 2023
To the Editor. I am doing a history of Barraba Golf Club from 1899 to the present time, using old minute books, newspaper cuttings and memory, and would appreciate any memorabilia of the Club that is tucked away in the old bottom draw that I could use.  I desperately need a score card used on ... read more

Council meeting 28th June report

3rd July 2023
Here is an overview of outcomes from Tamworth Regional Council’s Ordinary Meeting on Thursday 28th June 2023: Councillors at tonight’s Ordinary Meeting adopted the 2023/24 Our Annual Plan and Budget which sets out the service delivery, projects and works council will carry out in the co ... read more

Support the Blood Bank

3rd July 2023
A call for arms to join Tamworth’s blood drive Tamworth Regional Council is urging Council employees and residents of the wider Tamworth community to take part in the 2023 Local Government Blood Drive. Launching on 1 July, Australian Red Cross Lifeblood’s Local Government Blood Drive wi ... read more

Tell your story

3rd July 2023
Heywire Competition Heywire is a lived experience storytelling competition from the ABC, calling for stories from young people aged between 16-22 in regional, rural and remote Australia.  Entries must be a true story about an aspect of your life. Stories can be in any format: text, video ... read more

Adam Marshall wants the health district split

3rd July 2023
MARSHALL INTRODUCES BILL TO FORCE SPLIT OF HEALTH DISTRICT Off the back of his 16,000-strong signature petition, tabled late last year, Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall has introduced a Private Members’ Bill into State Parliament this week, which will force the split of the ineffi ... read more

The problem of feral pigs

3rd July 2023
CALLING FOR URGENT FUNDING BOOST TO TACKLE FERAL PIG INFLUX NORTHERN Tablelands MP Adam Marshall has called on the State Government to urgently act to curb the out-of-control feral pig population, which is wreaking havoc across rural and regional NSW, calling for more resources to address the influ ... read more

June 2023

Vinnies to reopen

29th June 2023
LATE BREAKING NEWS Vinnies plan to reopen The opening days for July will be Thursdays 10am – 2pm 6th,13th,20th Call Julie on 0490 257 563 if you wish to volunteer we would love to hear from you ... read more

Set up your street stall at Frost

29th June 2023
Locals invited to sell wares at Frost Community groups and Barraba individuals are invited to make the most of Frost Over Barraba visitor trade on Saturday 2 September and set up a stall on Queen Street. Frost attracts a lot of visitors to Barraba. This year Frost is on Thursday 31 August to Sunday ... read more

Join the kids fun days at Little Twisted

29th June 2023

At The Playhouse on Sunday

29th June 2023
2 pm Sunday 2nd July: THE HAUNTING (M, 114 mins) The celebrated 1963 classic haunted house movie directed by Robert Wise. All tkts $10. Enq’s 67821109 ... read more

TRC Water Conservation

29th June 2023

History Notes for the 28th June 23

29th June 2023
History Notes  Several history inquiries this week and two of them rather difficult for our members. The first concerns the Madams family particularly the early members of the family- grandmother Thelma Leila Madams who grew up in Barraba was a member of the Darlington family. We have some his ... read more

Ladies Sip and Paint

29th June 2023

Bingara Orange Festival

29th June 2023

Adam Marshall lobbies for underground power lines

29th June 2023
Undergrounding of transmission lines inquiry welcome news  I have welcomed the State Government’s announcement of a parliamentary inquiry into the feasibility of undergrounding new electricity transmission infrastructure in regional NSW, after pushing for the issue to be seriously consid ... read more

Time to get your First Aid Certificate

21st June 2023
Provide First Aid - Barraba Community College on 26 June! This training is subsidised by the NSW Government. Eligibility rules apply. First aiders should attend training on a regular basis to refresh their first aid knowledge and skills. Refresher training in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) sh ... read more

Playhouse this weekend

21st June 2023
FROM THE GUTTERS TO THE STARS This Saturday at 6 pm The Playhouse Hotel will host From the Gutters to the Stars - a musical evening of cabaret songs by turns spicy, sensuous, heartbreaking and hilarious, performed by internationally acclaimed opera and cabaret mezzo-so ... read more

Graymont Carbon Reduction Initiative

21st June 2023

Crown Lands Awards

21st June 2023
NOMINATE NOW FOR CROWN LAND AWARDS  Nominations are now open for statewide awards to recognise the efforts of Crown land volunteers and organisations who manage thousands of public reserves across NSW on behalf of their communities. Crown Lands in the Department of Planning and Environme ... read more

Drought Focus groups in Manilla

21st June 2023

1848 directory for Barraba in the Geographical Directory

21st June 2023
History Notes Another busy week which included a trip to Murrurundi to look at their museum which includes three buildings and a collection of shipping containers as well as a couple of machinery pieces outside on the lawn.  The first building had a wall devoted to a railway accident between a ... read more

Nationals want the Hunter gas pipeline shifted

21st June 2023
MOTION TO SHIFT HUNTER GAS PIPELINE CARRIED National Party members from across NSW met in Tamworth over the weekend to debate some of the biggest issues facing the people of regional and rural NSW. One of those issues continues to be land use conflict in the Liverpool Plains and on Saturday, member ... read more

Disposing of tricky waste items

21st June 2023
There are many ways we can stay warm this winter but what happens when items such as oil heaters no longer work? If you’ve pulled out some old winter warmers, and found they are no longer working, here are ways to correctly dispose of some tricky waste items: For oil heaters, solar panels an ... read more

New opening hours for the Chemist

20th June 2023
BARRABA PHARMACY /NEWSAGENCY 113-115 Queen St Barraba NSW 2347  **  Phone –           6782 1091  ** Email -       barraba@caremorepharmacy.com.au NEW TRADING HOURS – STARTING MONDAY 3/7/23 M ... read more

Local winner in photography comp

20th June 2023
Spirit of the Bush photography winners announced. Barraba Local, Paula McIver one of the competition winners, with these 2 winning photos Australia’s most trusted rural charity has announced the winners of its fourth annual Spirit of the Bush photography competition. Rural Aid CEO John Warlt ... read more

NOTICE

20th June 2023
Notice To the person who went through my home earlier this year taking momentos, papers, books and the battery saw to name some of the items.  I have worked out who you are so return all the items, including my grandmothers knitting bags and the business records to the front veranda unless yo ... read more

Dr surgery closed to 23rd June

14th June 2023
Surgery Closure Due to unforeseen circumstances, we advise that the surgery will be closed from Tuesday 13th June until Friday 23rd June and reopening Monday 26th June. If you need medical assistance, please contact the Barraba Hospital on 67822500 or in an emergency call 000. We apologise for an ... read more

Join the SES, they need your help

14th June 2023
SES NEEDS YOUR HELP As you may or may not be aware the Barraba SES has for a long time been inactive due lack of members. This was demonstrated in the recent flood event here. We had to rely on the Manilla unit to assist us. This meant that we had weakened resources to attend to their emergencies a ... read more

Caterer needed for FROST Dinner

14th June 2023
REQUEST FOR TENDER The Frost Over Barraba committee invites tenders to cater for a Friday evening event on 2 September 2023 in the Treloar's Building on Queen St, Barraba. If you would like to prepare and serve food and drink on the night please mail frostoverbarraba@yahoo.com.au and ... read more

Weeds workshop very successful

14th June 2023
If only weeds could talk…….. Well, it turns out they can - we just need to learn their language. Our workshop with Kim and Angus Deans from Reinventing Agriculture in late May helped us do just that. We were walked through what weeds can tell us about our soil's physical, biolog ... read more

FROST is back from 31st Aug

14th June 2023
Frost’s “Inside 55” Art Show Frost Over Barraba is happening in a different season this year - Spring instead of Winter. There’s another big change planned for Barraba’s iconic arts festival. The 2023 art show has been dubbed “Inside 55”. Entrants in the a ... read more

Warm and Woolly 'yarn bombed'

14th June 2023
WARM AND WOOLLY A SUCCESS ON THE LONG WEEKEND. The annual Warm and Woolly Exhibition, organised by the Barraba Potters and Craft Guild, over the King’s Birthday long weekend was a successful event.  Locals and travellers, alike, supported the exhibition, morning tea, soup lunches and aft ... read more

William Lockrey, school teacher remembered

14th June 2023
    History Notes Another successful market this weekend, although it was rather quiet, due to the holiday weekend and the huge number of events being held over the weekend.  It seems that most people managed a few events, which is good for our area. This week a small group are visi ... read more

Manilla Vintage Machinery Rally a great sucess

14th June 2023
Perfect weather for the annual Manilla Vintage Machinery Rally Vintage machinery of all types, classic and vintage cars and trucks, many, many tractors, AND steam engines were all on display (and many on parade!) at the annual Rally last weekend.  Large crowds enjoyed perfect weather for this ... read more

Manilla Viaduct - local member meets with Minister

14th June 2023
MANILLA VIADUCT HEADLINES MEETING WITH THE MINISTER The Manilla Viaduct’s potential heritage listing was high on the agenda in a meeting between Member for Tamworth and Shadow Minister for Heritage Kevin Anderson and the Minister for Heritage Penny Sharpe. “The Manilla Viaduct is an ic ... read more

TRC Heritage grants open

14th June 2023
$60,000 available for budding business renovators Tamworth Regional Council is pleased to announce that applications are open for their 2023 – 2024 Heritage Assistance Fund. A total of $60,000 has been allocated in funding assistance for the maintenance and repairs of historic buildings in th ... read more

TRC Meeting outcomes 6th June 23

14th June 2023
Here is an overview of outcomes from Council’s Ordinary Meeting on 6th June 2023              As part of the work underway to ready our region for the next drought, councillors at tonight’s meeting have endorsed the Draft Re ... read more

NAIDOC Week celebration 27th June

6th June 2023
INVITATION CELEBRATE NAIDOC WEEK WITH US.   The Barraba Health Service and Richardson House invite the community to join us to celebrate NAIDOC Week 2023. Tuesday 27th June 2023 at 10.30am at the Helipad behind the Health Service There will be a Welcome to Country and Story Telling fo ... read more

Insurance Can be Fun. Free workshop

6th June 2023
An entertaining evening will be held at the Barraba Rugby Club on Wednesday 14th June at 6pm starring Darren Carr, Australia’s #1 ventriloquist. A guest speaker from the Insurance Council of Australia will be there to give you some valuable insurance tips whilst you enjoy a free dinner. Ther ... read more

Lions Club Book sale

6th June 2023
Lions Club Book Sale From Wednesday 14th June Gerda’s Old Restaurant (Opposite babes in the Bush) Anyone with books to donate may drop them at the shop from today, anytime you see Lions setting up the shop. We don’t expect there will be anyone there over the long weekend. Cash w ... read more

Essential Energy Community Choices now open

6th June 2023
Community Choices $250k funding pool now open Essential Energy’s fifth Community Choices Program has opened for nominations, with community groups encouraged to nominate for their chance to win part of a $250k funding pool. Essential Energy Community Relations Manager, Bronya Pressler, said ... read more

Join the Ladies on the golf course

6th June 2023
Barraba Golf Club            Tuesday ladies golf has started. 9am each week for nine holes. All are welcome, and beginners are encouraged to join in. Coffee afterwards. ... read more

Drop into the Museum Markets this Saturday

6th June 2023
Barraba Museum Markets  Saturday, 10th June 9am to 12.30pm Plants, pottery, 2nd hand books, Jams, cooking & much more. Barbecue. ... read more

Shitbox Rally raised $34000 - thanks Barraba

6th June 2023
SHITBOX RALLY 2023 – CANCER COUNCIL FUNDRAISER Locals Phil Denyer and Dan Etheridge, as Team “OFF the CLOCK” took part in the 2023 Shitbox Rally.  Of the 200 + cars taking part, Phil and Dan raised over $34,000 for the Cancer Council.  They were one of the biggest fundra ... read more

Kevin Anderson focus on crime

6th June 2023
KEVIN ANDERSON FOCUSED ON REGION’S CRIME Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson is taking aim at crime, meeting with the new police Minister to highlight the need for more resources in the Oxley command. Mr Anderson said he had a productive meeting with the Minister, where the issues of 24-hour ... read more

This week's History Notes

6th June 2023
History Notes Well done to those who did the notes last week.  The extra photos of the Cobbadah Hotel show just how close the hotel was to the road and where the original post office was situated. Next weekend will be the June markets and it looks as though the weather will be fine.  The ... read more

Event marketing support from TRC

6th June 2023
Marketing support on offer for local events ahead of an action-packed year Applications are now open for the 2023-2024 Regional Events Marketing Program, an annual program which sees Tamworth Regional Council provide marketing support to events in the Tamworth region. Each year, local event organi ... read more

Smart water meters saving $$s and water

6th June 2023
Smart water meters already saving water – and money! Tamworth Regional Council is already seeing the benefits of smart water meters with three of the largest leaks detected since installations have begun, totalling over 19,000 litres a day. Over the last few months, Tamworth Regional Council ... read more

Enrol in First Aid course now - don't miss out

6th June 2023
COLLEGE CHAT www.ccni.nsw.edu.au RTO90027  When did you complete your First Aid training?  First aiders should attend training on a regular basis to refresh their first aid knowledge and skills. Refresher training in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) should be carried out annually an ... read more

May 2023

Warm and Woolly Exhibition on at the Claypan

30th May 2023
Lots happening at the Potters and Craft Guild this month. First is the wonderful news that the new kiln for the potters has been ordered. The Guild are very appreciative of three donations from Josephine and David Witten, Barraba Rotary Club and Hugh McKid which gave a great start to the fundraisin ... read more

EOI for Daycare in Barraba

30th May 2023
Notice A private developer is seeking expressions of interest for enrolments of children aged 0-5 years who would utilise a long day care service in Barraba, with a preliminary forecast open date of mid-late 2024. Parents and carers should email barrabadaycare@gmail.com with their children’s ... read more

Insurance Can be Fun. Free workshop

30th May 2023

TRC Meeting outcomes

30th May 2023
Here is an overview of outcomes from the Ordinary Meeting on Tuesday 23rd May 2023 Councillors resolved to write to the Treasurer, the Minister for Emergency Services, the Minister for Local Government and the local State Member, along with the State Members from Barwon, Murray, Orange, Wollondi ... read more

"Thanks" from the Biggest Morning Tea

30th May 2023
Biggest Morning Tea Barraba Cancer Patients Fund Raising Group (BCPFRG) would like to thank the Barraba community most sincerely for their continued support of the Biggest Morning Tea and Street Stall, held last Thursday in the Queen Street Mall. Whilst it was a quieter morning, there was still con ... read more

The Importance of Being Earnest

30th May 2023

Funeral Notice - Kevin Currell

30th May 2023
Funeral Notice   Kevin Maxwell Currell The family of the late Kevin Maxwell Currell would like to advise that Kevin’s funeral will be held graveside at the Barraba Cemetery on Friday 2nd June, 2023 at 11am. Kevin passed away peacefully on Thursday 25th May aged 95. ... read more

Funeral Notice - Peter Geary

30th May 2023
Funeral Notice GEARY, Peter Wayne Passed away 27th May, 2023 at Tamworth Hospital. Aged 67 years. Dearly loved husband of Glenda. Loving father and father-in-law Clark and Teanna. Adored grandfather of Ameila. Relatives and friends of the Late Peter Geary are respectfully invited to attend hi ... read more

Notice from PJK Law

23rd May 2023
Form 114 (version 4) Succession Ac 2006 s.93, Probate and Administration Act 1898 s 92 and Trustee Act 1925 s 60. NOTICE OF INTENDED DISTRIBUTION. ESTATE OF JEAN STOBIE. Any person having any claim upon the estate of Jean Stobie, late of Barraba who died on 6 November 2021 must send particulars ... read more

Book now for the concert at The Playhouse

23rd May 2023
PIAZZOLLA, TANGO AND SPAIN There are still tickets available to a concert at The Playhouse Hotel at 6 pm on Saturday 27th May. Piazzolla, Tango and Spain is a collaboration between soprano Ayşe Göknur Shanal and pianist Benjamin Martin. Their performance celebrates the music of the ... read more

Westpac Helicopter appeal

23rd May 2023
Appeal Recognises Service’s Unsung Heroes The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service is launching its annual End of Financial Year Appeal, taking the opportunity to acknowledge the ‘unsung heroes’ behind the scenes who are helping to save local lives. “The community knows our ai ... read more

Barraba Ambulance Station history

23rd May 2023
My Name is Peter McGuffog born Barraba NSW 3/06/61 Father was Ian James McGuffog. I lived in the said ambulance station with my brother Gregory James Please see attached photos of said ambulance station. It was built by my dada and Bobby Munson he was married to Nanny Munson and they had two chil ... read more

History Notes - some info about the May family

23rd May 2023
History Notes  Winter has arrived a week early – frosts and cold days and we haven’t reached June yet.  The May committee meeting is being held this week – a week later than usual.  I have also been told that the furniture change around in the Dean Room looks good & ... read more

Biggest Morning Tea - it's on again

16th May 2023
BARRABA’s BIGGEST MORNING TEA 2023 Thursday 25th May is the Cancer Council’s Australia’s BIGGEST MORNING TEA - held throughout the Nation. Barraba Cancer Patients Fund Raising Group Inc. (BCPFRG), will be holding their annual Biggest Morning Tea Street Stall in the Queen Street Ma ... read more

Hospital Auxiliary raffle results

16th May 2023
Results of Barraba Hospital Auxiliary Street Stall raffles: Lib Croll won the Mothers’ Day Hamper and Pat Darling won the Barraba Beef voucher.  A big thank you to the community for your support of our street stall, and helping us to help our health services! ... read more

Message from PJK Law

16th May 2023
Form 114 (version 4) Succession Ac 2006 s.93, Probate and Administration Act 1898 s 92 and Trustee Act 1925 s 60.   NOTICE OF INTENDED DISTRIBUTION. ESTATE OF DAISY GROTH. NSW GRANT MADE 3 MAY 2023   Any person having any claim upon the estate of Daisy Groth, late of Barraba who di ... read more

Save the Manilla Viaduct

16th May 2023
Manilla Historical Society is appealing for Community support for getting the Manilla Railway Viaduct Heritage listed. The Heritage Council has announced their Intention to list it on the State Heritage Register. We are now appealing to the Barraba community to put pen to paper to help us get this ... read more

Medicare Heart Health Checks

16th May 2023
Thanks for helping us save the Medicare Heart Health Check Dear editor I am pleased to say that with the help of more than 41,000 Australians – including your readers – we did it. We saved the Medicare Heart Health Check. The Australian Government has heard and understood the importan ... read more

Helicopter Service thanks their volunteers

16th May 2023
Service Thanks Its ‘Change Makers’ During National Volunteer Week   As Australia prepares to celebrate National Volunteer Week (May 15-21), the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service is acknowledging the valuable contribution of its dedicated volunteers as the ‘Change Makers&rsqu ... read more

Historical Society acknowledges Bill Brights contribution to Barraba

16th May 2023
History Notes What a lovely autumn day we had at the markets on Saturday.  There were nine stalls selling a variety of goods and lots of people visiting as well.  The council had a representation stall and seemed to be talking to a number of Barraba residents on a range of subjects. This ... read more

TRC Annual Plan and Budget

16th May 2023
Each year Council invites community feedback on our draft key strategic documents which outline the services and infrastructure we plan to deliver for the community and how we pay for these through Our Annual Plan and Budget, and Our Delivery Plan. Council proposes to spend $249,708,004 across its ... read more

TRC Ordinary Meeting 9 May 2023 outcomes

16th May 2023
Here is an overview of outcomes from Tuesday 9 May 2023 Ordinary Meeting of Council: Councillors agreed to reschedule the Ordinary Council Meeting scheduled for Tuesday 27 June to Thursday 29 June 2023 to allow Mayor Russell Webb and Councillor Marc Sutherland to attend due to a scheduling clash. ... read more

Dungowan Dam off the table

16th May 2023
Response to enquiry – Dungowan Dam Tamworth Region Mayor Russell Webb has welcomed the end of uncertainty about the proposed new Dungowan Dam. “Since the change of Federal Government last year there has been some question about whether the new Dungowan Daw would proceed,” he said. ... read more

SHEEP PRODUCERS SHOULDN’T BE LEFT HOLDING THE LAMB FOR eID COSTS

16th May 2023
SHEEP PRODUCERS SHOULDN’T BE LEFT HOLDING THE LAMB FOR eID COSTS   MEMBER for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall warned today that anything less than a federal scheme to fund the incoming mandatory sheep tagging changes would be short-changing NSW sheep producers. From January 2025, all ... read more

Questions asked about Bingara Fire Station

16th May 2023
MARSHALL QUESTIONS MINISTER ON FUTURE OF BINGARA FIRE STATION “I’m seeking a formal and written assurance from the Minister that the new government has no plans to close the Bingara Fire Station,” Mr Marshall said. “While a move to close it was defeated earlier this year, Gw ... read more

Fundraising for Richardson House

10th May 2023
Richardson House fundraising project   Recently the Fundraising Committee at Richardson House has been discussing further upgrades to the grounds around the facility. This committee operates as a subcommittee of the Board and comprises two staff members, two community representatives, the Re ... read more

Geoffrey Baker funeral

10th May 2023
     BAKER, GEOFFREY THOMAS Late of Barraba, passed peacefully 2nd of May 2023 Aged 86yrs Loving husband to Rita Loved Father of Leonie (Dec’d), Kim and Shane Adored grandfather and great grandfather to their children. Funeral will be held on Friday 12th May 2023. At ... read more

Raffle winners for Catholic Womens Org

10th May 2023
Barraba Catholic Women’s Organisation Thank you to everyone who patronised our street stall Prize winners were Ben Freeman, Tracy Thompson and Val McCusker Thank you all. ... read more

House NOT for sale

10th May 2023
NOTICE 36 Edward Street, Barraba is NOT For Sale. Apologies for this misunderstanding, any further questions please call Julia 0427 821 423. ... read more

Training to work in a pub or club at CCNI

10th May 2023
Do you work in a Club or Pub? RESPONSIBLE SERVICE OF ALCOHOL SITHFAB021 Provide responsible service of alcohol Date: Monday 29 May @ Barraba Community College, Fitzroy St, Barraba Time: 9am-4pm Cost: $245 Enrol online at Short Course Details (ccni.nsw.edu.au) or call us on 6782 1662. Issuing ... read more

Vale Bill Bright

10th May 2023
VALE BILL BRIGHT (1946-2023) Musica Viva Australia regrets to announce the death of renowned Australian harpsichord maker, William ‘Bill’ Bright, aged 77, at home in Barraba NSW on 1 May. Bill’s beautiful instruments were heard regularly on Australian stages, particularly in east ... read more

Historical Society markets on this weekend

10th May 2023
History Notes This week is market week – probably a cooler day than we have had for a while.  We have moved the time a little later, to allow the frost to melt, and are hoping to see a good crowd to enjoy the stalls, barbeque and the museum.  Two enquiries this week one looking for ... read more

Hospital Auxiliary street stall

10th May 2023
Barraba Branch of the United Hospital Auxiliaries of NSW STREET STALL to be held on Thursday 11th May 2023 starting at 9am near the Barraba Pharmacy in Queen Street.  Raffles, plants and home baked goodies.  We raise funds to purchase equipment to help our hospital.  At our meeting ... read more

Paul West to launch the small landholders network

10th May 2023
Celebrity Paul West to launch the region’s first network for small landholders and hobby farmers  Celebrity food grower Paul West, who rose to fame hosting SBS’s River Cottage Australia, is headed to Tamworth to launch the region’s Small Farms & Lifestyle Blocks Network i ... read more

Beef Producers Forum 24th May

10th May 2023
Fifth annual Beef Producers Forum shaping up to be best yet Measuring and improving grazing systems is the focus of the 5th annual North West Beef Producers Forum running in Gunnedah on 24 May.  Now in its fifth year, the beef forum is sponsored by Meat and Livestock Australia and has become ... read more

Weeds and soil health

10th May 2023
Northern Slopes Landcare Association and the North West Regional Agricultural Landcare facilitator (RALF) invite you to join us for this informative workshop.  Learn how to use weeds to help diagnose soil issues, and how they can help us better understand our soil health, and how ... read more

TRC and their budget

10th May 2023
Budget in the black but “financial challenge” looms A modest cash surplus is revealed in a report Tamworth Regional Councillors will consider next Tuesday night, but Mayor Russell Webb wants the community to understand that there is a ‘‘serious financial challenge’&rsq ... read more

Traffic change on Gulf Creek Rd

10th May 2023
TEMPORARY TRAFFIC CHANGE Gwydir Shire Council has commenced the replacement of a small timber bridge on Gulf Creek Road, approximately 12km from Fossickers Way. This project aims to replace the current timber structure with reinforced concrete box culverts to allow continued heavy vehicle access in ... read more

Bingara Show 20th and 21st May

10th May 2023
The Bingara Show Society presents the 92nd Bingara Show to be held on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st of May. Come and visit the Gem on the Gwydir and make a weekend of this beautiful part of NSW. The Bingara Show really incorporates all things Agriculture, with the usual packed out Poultry Shed, Bee ... read more

Frost to start the Spring

3rd May 2023
Frost to start the Spring The first weekend of September has been chosen for the Frost Over Barraba Arts Festival to return. The almost 50 year old Festival has been missed in 2020, 2021 and 2022 when Covid prevented it happening. Traditionally a mid winter event, this Frost will be held at the st ... read more

Hospital Auxiliary meeting on Friday

3rd May 2023
Barraba Branch of the UnitedHospital Auxiliaries General MeetingFriday 5th May 2023 10.00am atThe Day Centre, Barraba HospitalAll welcome.Enquiries to Julie on 0412603831. ... read more

First Aid courses for farm workers

3rd May 2023
COLLEGE CHAT  www.ccni.nsw.edu.au   RTO90027   WHAT WOULD YOU DO IN AN EMERGENCY?  Provide First Aid is coming to Barraba on 17th May! This AgSkilled-funded course is for producers, managers, supervisors, and farm hands. For more information or to register in this accredite ... read more

History Notes - Myles Hagan family

3rd May 2023
History Notes  I am pleased to report that the Go-Co luncheon was most successful.  Those who were unable to attend missed a relaxed two or three hours chatting under the tree and the shade.  The cooks produced a great assortment of salads and the two husbands did a great job with th ... read more

MAKE TIME TO CHECK YOUR HEART HEALTH THIS WEEK

3rd May 2023
MAKE TIME TO CHECK YOUR HEART HEALTH THIS WEEK Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson is encouraging the community to set time aside this week to check their heart health with the Health Foundation’s free online calculator. Mr Anderson said the Heart Age Calculator takes three minutes to complete ... read more

New residents welcomed to Tamworth

3rd May 2023
Join our New Residents Event in May Tamworth Regional Council are delighted to announce that the first New Residents Event for 2023 will be held on Wednesday May 24 from 5:30 – 7:30pm at the Tamworth Town Hall. Those who are new to the region are encouraged to utilise this free, family-frien ... read more

April 2023

Barraba Vet Service

26th April 2023

LORNA MILLGATE SCHOLARSHIP TRUST 2023

26th April 2023
LORNA MILLGATE SCHOLARSHIP TRUST 2023 The Trust is sponsored by the Grand Lodge of NSW and ACT. It is for young people who have started their tertiary education at University, TAFE or other recognised tertiary learning centre. There is a wide range of disciplines that are covered by the Trust su ... read more

Have your say about community safety

26th April 2023
Everyone should feel safe where they live, work or play. What does this look like to you? A priority for Council as part of the Tamworth Regional Blueprint 100 is for our region to continue to be a safe and resilient community. It is time to review our Tamworth Regional Crime Prevention Plan and the ... read more

History Notes - Barraba PO story

26th April 2023
History Notes A busy week ahead for society members with some visitors due on Friday for a social gathering and of course some members have attended the Bingara opening of a new part of their museum on Saturday. The usual monthly meeting on Tuesday went off well with an interesting donation of an ... read more

Bill Bright and his harpsicord 1984

26th April 2023
Bill Bright in 1984 at "The Nut House" playing his newly completed harpsicord. Bill made every part of these instruments apart from some of the metal work. Bill studied musical instrument construction in Europe before returning to Barraba to produce these prestige instruments. The art-work was done ... read more

ANZAC Day address from the Anglican Church

26th April 2023
ANZAC Day address 2023 from the Anglican Church We come together every year on ANZAC day to remember those who have fought in the defence of our nation. We don’t come to glory in war. For, when we think of the lives that were lost, the families left without parents and siblings, and the survi ... read more

Travel concessions for students

26th April 2023
APPRENTICES AND TRAINEES REMINDED TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF TRAVEL CARD With the TAFE Autumn break coming to a close, Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson is reminding local students and trainees to take advantage of the NSW Government’s Regional Student and Apprentice Travel Card. The card provide ... read more

ANZAC Day arrangements

19th April 2023
The commemoration of ANZAC Day in Barraba will commence with our dawn service which will be held at the memorial clock in Queen Street. This service will assemble at 5:45 am with the service to commence at 6.00AM. At the conclusion of this service breakfast will be provided by the Barraba RSL & ... read more

Join the Youth Group

19th April 2023

History Notes - early Post Offices

19th April 2023
History Notes Another week has passed and we are more than half way through April.  Next week will be Anzac Day once again and time to remember all those who went to war so that we could live a peaceful life.   Each year we pay tribute to those who have served in the forces even thou ... read more

COUNTRY ARTS SUPPORT PROGRAM (CASP) NOW OPEN

19th April 2023
COUNTRY ARTS SUPPORT PROGRAM (CASP) NOW OPEN Do you have an arts project idea that needs Arts North West’s help to get off the ground? Country Arts Support Program (CASP) is open for applications. CASP is a Create NSW initiative that supports locally initiated projects by not-for-profits, lo ... read more

Tamworth Regional Council meeting 11th April 23

19th April 2023
Here is an overview of outcomes from Tamworth Regional Council Ordinary Meeting 11th April 2023: A priority for Council as part of the Tamworth Regional Blueprint 100 is for our region to continue to be a safe and resilient community. Council’s draft Community Safety and Crime Prevention Pl ... read more

Lots to do in Youth Week

19th April 2023
Youth Week celebrations to kick off on Thursday There is no shortage of activities this week for those aged between 12 – 18, as Youth Week 2023 kicks off from this Thursday, 20 April. A variety of events have been coordinated by the Tamworth Youthie and Tamworth Regional Youth Council to cre ... read more

ANZAC Military Display

12th April 2023
Anzac Day Military Display To coincide with Anzac Day, there will be a Boer War, WW1, WW2, and Korean War display at 114 Queen Street (Next door to Chemist), from 15th April to 30th May. LEST WE FORGET ... read more

Hospital Auxiliary meeting on Friday

12th April 2023
Barraba Branch of the United Hospital Auxiliaries General Meeting Friday 14th April 2023 10.00am at The Day Centre, Barraba Hospital All welcome. Enquiries to Julie on 0412603831. ... read more

Medical Surgery closure 24-28 April

12th April 2023
MedCIRC Barraba Surgery Closure dates. The surgery will be closed for the following dates: Monday 24th April through to Friday 28th April inclusive and will re-open Monday 1st May at 9.00am. If you require scripts, please phone the surgery on 67821621 to make an appointment prior to the closure. ... read more

Barraba Community Inc meeting

12th April 2023
Barraba Community Inc AGM 11.00 am Sunday 23rd April 2023 Playhouse Hotel Lounge Incorporated entity for the following committees; Frost Over Barraba Friends of Barraba Trees Barraba Birth Books and Beyond Barraba Public Art ... read more

Regrowth - free workshop

12th April 2023

Frost over Barraba meeting 23rd April. Join now

12th April 2023
Frost Over Barraba – Meeting 11.30 am Sunday 23nd April, 2023 Playhouse Hotel Lounge Purpose:  Establish committee / future event RSVP frostoverbarraba@yahoo.com.au New volunteers welcome ... read more

Aged and Disability training at the Community College

12th April 2023
Community College campuses in the Northern Inland are launching the latest aged care and disability training starting Term 2.   The training has been specifically designed as blended learning to meet the needs of local students looking for a way to better manage the growing demands of life, w ... read more

Historical Society - a busy Easter weekend

12th April 2023
History Notes To begin this week, I must thank all those who helped run a successful market on Saturday. There was a good attendance and most were happy to take part in the offers on the stalls. The Easter egg basket was very popular with some people buying lots of tickets in an effort to win and o ... read more

Bird of the Month for April 23

12th April 2023
Bird of the Month Regent Bowerbird Despite their name, not all bowerbirds build bowers. For example, the Tooth-billed Bowerbird merely clears and decorates an area of the forest floor instead of worrying about building a bower. At the other end of the spectrum, the Golden Bowerbird of North Queens ... read more

Voice to Parliament: Debunking 10 myths and misconceptions

12th April 2023
Voice to Parliament: Debunking 10 myths and misconceptions Katie O’Brien, Lecturer, Faculty of Law Paula Gerber, Professor of Law   The Uluru Statement from the Heart is a generous invitation to all Australians from First Nations peoples to walk together towards a better fut ... read more

Historical Society tracking some families

4th April 2023
History Notes This week is market week again and it falls on Easter Saturday so there will be a couple of special things on as well as the stall, barbeque and museum open for inspection.  There are plans for signs to be displayed and delivered around town so it is unlikely that any residents w ... read more

What's on at the Barraba Library

4th April 2023

Garage Sale 15 and 16 April

4th April 2023
Garage Sale Furniture, kitchen appliances, Tools, jewellery Saturday 15th April 8am – 2pm Sunday 16th April 8am – 2pm 41 Fitzroy Street Barraba NSW 2347 ... read more

Frost is back in 2023

4th April 2023
Frost to return in 2023 Barraba’s well loved Arts Festival “Frost Over Barraba” looks set to return in 2023. The annual festival did not run in 2020-2022 due to the effects of the pandemic. Organisers made early plans in both 2020 and 2021 only to have to cancel. Members of the p ... read more

TRC Meeting report for March 23

4th April 2023
Council meeting update In the Mayoral Minute put forward by Tamworth Region Mayor Russell Webb, all business from the Ordinary Meeting of Council scheduled to be held on March 14 was deferred to this evening’s meeting. To facilitate the ongoing smooth delivery of works and services a number ... read more

March 2023

Pest control operation at Mt Kaputar

29th March 2023
MT KAPUTAR PEST CONTROL OPERATION NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an aerial pest control operation in Mount Kaputar National Park from 6:00AM Monday 27 March until 6:00PM Sunday 2 April 2023. During operations, you may see a low flying helicopter and hear shooting. ... read more

Frost Over Barraba - get involved.

29th March 2023
Frost Over Barraba – Meeting 9 am Sunday 2nd April, 2023 Playhouse Hotel Lounge Purpose:  Discuss future Event RSVP frostoverbarraba@yahoo.com.au New volunteers welcome ... read more

School holiday program at Barraba Library

29th March 2023
Barraba Library School Holiday program Wednesday 19 April 2023: Robotics 2:30pm - 3:30pm Barraba Library FREE                                & ... read more

GOCO needs your help

29th March 2023

Stock and Crop closed over Easter

29th March 2023
EASTER TRADING WE WILL BE CLOSED THURSDAY 6th April to MONDAY 10th April Please note our last trading day before Easter will be Wednesday 5th April. ... read more

Bowls day fundraiser for the Shitbox Rally boys

29th March 2023

Historical Society - more ambulance info

29th March 2023
History Notes The meeting on Tuesday went off well with much discussion about the success of the markets and what we could add to make it even more interesting for both those visiting and those taking part.  The next markets will be on Easter Saturday which could mean quite a crowd attending a ... read more

Warning for cattle producers

29th March 2023
Bovine Ephemeral Fever cases prompt renewed warning for cattle producers Local Land Services is urging producers to stay alert for signs of 3 Day Sickness in their herd following confirmed cases in cattle in the Northern Tablelands and northwest of the state. This includes areas near Inverell, War ... read more

Local Land Services staff train for disease emergency

29th March 2023
Frontline staff prepare to protect NSW from animal disease emergency  Part of the state’s Emergency Animal Disease (EAD) response capabilities are being put to the test with Local Land Services staff undertaking a series of exercises in a bid to prepare to combat an outbreak. Local Land ... read more

TRC fixing some roads

29th March 2023
Council ramps up major road repair program Approximately $10 million will be spent repairing roads in the Tamworth region over the next 12 months, with Tamworth Regional Council contracting four extra graders and four road crews in addition to Council’s maintenance crews to tackle the extensi ... read more

Regent Honeyeater Field Event

24th March 2023
Regent Honeyeater field event  This free field event will start with a morning bird walk lead by Dr Steve Debus (UNE) followed by presentations from guest speakers Leonie Pascua, Conservation Keeper of Taronga Western Plains Zoo, and Dr David Watson, ecologist and mistletoe specialist from Cha ... read more

Join Bingo and help the residents at Richardson House

22nd March 2023

Barraba town clock being repaired

22nd March 2023
Renewal of historic town clocks at Manilla and Barraba Renewal of the historic town clocks at Manilla and Barraba has commenced this week and will take 3-4 weeks to complete. Both town clocks have been losing time in recent years due to their internal master clocks finally reaching end of their li ... read more

Ros Peake recognised by the Cancer Fundraising Group

22nd March 2023
Barraba Cancer Patients Fund Raising Group (BCPFRG) Update Long term President of the BCPFRG Ros Peake, stepped down from her role at our recent AGM. Each of the BCPFRG members would like to sincerely thank Ros, for all of the time and effort she has devoted to the organisation during her many, man ... read more

Claypan recognises 3 life members

22nd March 2023
CLAYPAN HAPPENINGS CELEBRATING NEW LIFE MEMBERS Last Tuesday Beth Hagan, Robyn Brown and Pat Penna were invited to the Claypan for morning tea to accept their Life Membership of the Barraba Potters and Craft Guild Inc.   Robyn Brown has been an active member of the Claypan for about 40 ... read more

Barraba Show Photography results

22nd March 2023
A PLEASING RESULT IN THE PHOTOGRAPHY SECTION AT 2023 SHOW 126 Open entries and 12 School entries made an impressive display in the Photography Section at this year’s Barraba Show.  We had a quite a few new entrants this year in the Open Classes, which is great for the competition.  ... read more

Mosaic class at the Claypan - book now

22nd March 2023
MOSAIC MASTER CLASS Coming Soon! Arlene Weeks will be running a mosaic master class on Saturday 13th May 2023 at the Claypan. Arlene will supply all the materials and a pot for the participants to take home at the end of the day.  Samples of Arlene’s work and an idea of what participant ... read more

History Notes - records of ambulance service in Barraba

22nd March 2023
History Notes The ambulance photo in last week’s news immediately attracted my attention as I saw Bill Randall standing on the far right of the photo.  The two men beside the vehicle I am not so sure of but could be Bruce Smith and Butch Butler – no doubt someone will be sure of th ... read more

Medical Surgery closure 29/3 to 4/4

22nd March 2023
MedCIRC Barraba               Surgery Closure dates. The surgery will be closed for the following dates: Wednesday 29th March 1.00pm through to Tuesday 4th April and will reopen Wednesday 5th April @ 9.00am.  If ... read more

More Ambulance service history, thanks Graham

22nd March 2023
Letter to Editor Hi Brian, Today's Barraba Community News (Wednesday, 15 March, 2023) is a photo of an Ambulance and a call to Brains Trust to identify a photo found at the Barraba Ambulance Station. I think I can throw some light on the photo.   I took over as the Treas ... read more

Mobile Dialysis Units for this region

22nd March 2023
MOBILE DIALYSIS UNITS TO DELIVER LIFE-SAVING PATIENT CARE IN THE REGION A re-elected NSW Liberal and Nationals Government will invest $15.6 million to roll out six new state-of-the-art mobile dialysis buses across rural and regional NSW, which will see dialysis services boosted in the Tamworth elec ... read more

Barraba Show a great success

17th March 2023
BARRABA SHOW 2023 A GREAT SUCCESS Barraba Show president Dave Penna’s summary of this year’s Show: “It was a great Show”. Despite clashing with a number of other local Shows, it seems the numbers through the gate were up on previous years. “The stand out events were t ... read more

Childrens Pets at the Show

17th March 2023
Children’s Pets Show Always the final event at the annual Barraba Show, the 2023 Dogs and Small Pets Section was again great fun and a great success. The Champion of the Show was ‘Jo Jo’, Olivia Tonkin’s dachshund pup, and runner-up was Angus Crowley’s ‘Maggie&r ... read more

Sports Shear an outstanding success

17th March 2023
Sports Shear comes to Barraba – an astounding success! The crowd began to build early on Saturday morning of the Show. At 9 am, as the Sports Shear and Wool Handling competition got underway, hundreds of people crowded the newly built shearing arena to watch eighty highly skilled men and wome ... read more

Looking to buy a bush block

17th March 2023
Want to buy Looking for a small bush block to purchase. Electricity not essential. Out of the way preferred. Water would be handy.  Phone Chris 0438 65 65 25 ... read more

Caravan for sale

17th March 2023
For Sale 1985 Windsor Pop Top Caravan 2 Berth. Good Condition. No further use. Registered November 2023. $2000 or nearest offer. Phone – 0455 788 815 ... read more

Mark Fletcher wins 'Young Driver' award

17th March 2023
Congratulations to Mark Fletcher Over the past few weeks our very own local boy Mark Fletcher, son of Andrew Fletcher & Amanda Ison, was nominated for ‘Young Driver of The Year Award 2023’. Mark was nominated by the company that he works for McCulloch Bulk Haulage Tamworth. Mark ha ... read more

Some history of NAB in Barraba

17th March 2023
        History Notes Our market co-ordinator gave us a correct forecast – no rain until after lunch on Saturday and she was correct although a few spots before midday were a worry.  The markets were successful with a nice number of supporters arriving ... read more

Hospitality courses at the Community College

17th March 2023
COLLEGE CHAT www.ccni.nsw.edu.au RTO90027 SAFE FOOD HANDLING (LEVEL 1) 27 March – Barraba Campus SITXFSA001 Use Hygienic Practices for Food Safety FOOD SAFETY SUPERVISOR 27 March – Barraba Campus SITXFSA001 Use Hygienic Practices for Food Safety SITXFSA002 Participate in Safe Fo ... read more

Rural Women's catch up at Gulf Creek

17th March 2023
Gulf Creek Hall shines again. Women from Gulf Creek, Barraba and Bingara areas gathered again at the old schoolhouse for the final morning of our Rural Women’s catch ups. This funded program has provided opportunities for women across the smaller communities in Gwydir and Moree Shires to gath ... read more

Kevin Anderson - GP plans

17th March 2023
‘SINGLE EMPLOYER’ MODEL TO BE ROLLED IN THE TAMWORTH ELECTORATE Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson has welcomed the news that Expressions of Interest (EOI) for local GP clinics to participate in a state-wide rollout of the Single Employer Model for rural doctors are well underway. Mr A ... read more

Kevin Anderson - strengthen our MPSs

17th March 2023
NSW NATIONALS WILL STRENGTHEN OUR MPS Patients in Barraba, Manilla, and Werris Creek can look forward to specialist follow-up care closer to home with a re-elected Liberal and Nationals Government committing to more than $7 million to establish virtual consultation spaces in every MPS across the st ... read more

Kevin Anderson - support for preschool kids

17th March 2023
ONE YEAR FREE PRESCHOOL SOONER FOR LOCAL KIDS WITH RE-ELECTED COALITION GOVERNMENT Hundreds of preschool kids in the Tamworth electorate will benefit from one year of free preschool sooner, with a re-elected NSW Liberal and Nationals Government to push on with the rollout of its $5.8 billion pre-Ki ... read more

Barraba Show shop window winners

9th March 2023
Barraba Show window competition results Thank you to all of the business houses for their wonderful window displays for the Barraba Show Society. Thank you also to our judges Jess Kelso our 2023 runner up Young Women & Terry Threlfall. Citizen of the Year. Unfortunately, Julie couldn't mak ... read more

Browndog Boxing competes in Gunnedah

9th March 2023
G’day Barraba, Last Saturday night 25/02/2023 Browndog Boxing Barraba went over and competed at a pro/amateur boxing fightnight at the Gunnedah Town Hall. It was a very loaded and passionate crowd and the night was a great success. Henry Watkins and Dylan McArdle both proud Barraba locals mad ... read more

NAB closes its doors in Barraba

9th March 2023
NAB Closure End of an era as the NAB doors close for the last time in Barraba. You can get NAB banking help from Andrea at the Barraba Post Office each Thursday morning. ... read more

History Notes- some news on the Jenner family

9th March 2023
History Notes Well this week we have Market Day on Saturday. The sign is already out at the Museum and the others will follow as the week progresses - I hope everyone can see the signs this week and come along to hear the music, chat around the barbeque and purchase from the stalls -the stall holde ... read more

Markets this Saturday

9th March 2023
Barraba Museum Market Day Saturday March 11th  9am to 12 noon Come and browse in our Museum See our historical school photo collection Share your family history or we may be able to answer your queries Sit awhile and enjoy our music BBQ and Coffee Browse our stalls selling, home-made jam ... read more

TRC Meeting report 28th Feb 23

9th March 2023
Here is an overview of outcomes from the Ordinary Meeting on 28th Feb 2023: ➢ Councillors tonight agreed to approve a fee waiver request for the Tamworth Women’s International Rugby Tens Tournament, to be held at the Plain Street Sporting Fields on the Easter long weekend (7-11 April 2023). ... read more

Kevin Anderson - return to school vouchers

9th March 2023
OUR KIDS ARE BACK IN THE CLASSROOM – TIME TO CLAIM UNSPENT VOUCHERS! Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson is reminding local parents that there is money sitting idle in the NSW Government coffers, ready to be claimed before 30 June. Mr Anderson said a total of 9,206 $50 Back to School vouchers ... read more

February 2023

Job at the RSL Club

22nd February 2023
POSITION VACANT                BARRABA RSL & RECREATIONAL CLUB LTD BAR ATTENDANT/ KITCHEN HAND  Casual Position Must be willing to work weekends and nights Must be able to perform both Bar & Kitchen Duties ... read more

Notice - Power Outage Sunday 26th February

22nd February 2023
Power Outage  Electricity network maintenance A planned power outage is necessary for crews to complete the works safely and has been scheduled for Sunday, 26 February 2023 between 8.00am and 4.00pm.  Essential Energy will be completing maintenance on the high voltage electricity networ ... read more

Sports Shear at the Barraba Show in 2023

22nd February 2023
New, exciting attraction on Saturday – SPORTS SHEAR - 9 AM SATURDAY 4 MARCH See Australia’s best Shearers in Action! For the first time ever, there will be a Sports Shear competition at our local show. Chief Steward Jock Mallise expects fifty plus shearers, including some of Australia ... read more

Blending life with work and learning

22nd February 2023
By Alison Heagney, Executive Officer As the Executive Officer of Community College Northern Inland and also a farmer, entrepreneur, wife and mother (and the rest) at home; it's easy to become overwhelmed at times. So why encourage my own skill development and that of my staff, and how? Well, i ... read more

Tamworth Regional Council - Tuesday 14 February 2023 Council meeting update

22nd February 2023
Here is an overview of outcomes from the Ordinary Meeting of 14 February 2023: ➢ Councillors have unanimously agreed to participate in the Regional Water Leak Reduction Pilot Program which has been established by the Department of Planning and Environment. The program aims to identify and reduce ... read more

Nandewar Historical Society - History Notes

22nd February 2023
Another week has flown past with visitors to the museum on Saturday afternoon taking a great interest in some of the items in the museum as well as the second hand books, which was unusual.  We still wait for the person who purchased the old Women’s Weekly at the markets some months ago & ... read more

Barraba Potters and Craft Guild

22nd February 2023
PRESIDENT’S REPORT 2022 First I would like to thank the committee for doing a tremendous job especially during my 4 month absence. The Pottery area has had a bad year with the kiln not wanting to do its job; we hope this year will be better, as we have been trying a new small kiln. We have a ... read more

Barraba Show 2023

22nd February 2023
Important Information  Shop Window Display The 2023 Barraba Show is fast approaching, only 2 weeks to go! The show society is once again asking all businesses to promote the show with a window display. Do you think you have this year’s winning window display? The pavilion theme is "Fish ... read more

Barraba RSL

22nd February 2023

Barraba Preschool 2023 Annual General Meeting

15th February 2023
Barraba Preschool  2023 Annual General Meeting NEW DATE: Thursday 9th March 2023 Time: 5:30pm Location: Barraba Preschool 148, Queen Street, BARRABA NSW 2347 All members are welcome and encouraged to attend. ... read more

What's Bobby Richardson Doing?

15th February 2023
Long time Barraba resident, caravan park owner and rugby league legend Bobby Richardson is selling up. I went to see him last week to learn more about his latest move. Bobby was born in Hay NSW. On leaving school, he headed to Sydney to begin an electrical apprenticeship with the NSW Railways. Over ... read more

Barraba Show News

15th February 2023
Friday 3, Saturday 4 and Sunday 6 March 2023 Come & Join in! Entertainment from: WOW Reptile Show with four live shows each day! Fun for the whole family at the animal nursery, side show alley, Mini & Junior Young Woman/Man competition, face painting, mullet competition The exciting j ... read more

Legal Notices

15th February 2023
LEGAL NOTICE Form 1 14 (version 4) Succession Act 2006 s.93, Probate and Administration Act 1898 s 92 and Trustee Act 1925 s 60 NOTICE OF INTENDED DISTRIBUTION. ESTATE OF JOAN CARMEL STEWART. NSW GRANT MADE 29 AUGUST, 2022. Any person having any claim upon the estate of Joan Carmel Stewart, late ... read more

National Australia Bank to close its doors in Barraba

8th February 2023
Allison Baker, NAB Retail Customer Executive, told “News” that NAB is working hard to minimise the inconvenience to its valued customers: “Over the past few months, since the announcement of the permanent closure of NAB Barraba, the team have been helping customers who need additi ... read more

Caring Communities

8th February 2023
In the last few weeks local Paramedic William Rixon and his team have treated several patients who live alone and were unwell or had an accident in their homes.  In some of these cases the patients were extremely ill, or had had a fall rendering them unable to call for help, resulting in their ... read more

Nandewar Historical Society - History Notes

8th February 2023
Market week this week – there will be more advertising than usual so we are hoping to see lots of people around enjoying the music and the stalls and perhaps a barbeque or a coffee.  Don’t forget to look at the list of Corner Store owners and check any dates that are there. As I si ... read more

Barraba Show News - Mini & Junior Young Woman/Man Competition

8th February 2023
This year there is a mini competition open to all Girls/ Boys 5 and under;  you enter as a mini young woman/man. All girls/boys up to between 6 – 9yrs, 10 – 14yrs and 15 – 17 years are invited to participate in the Junior YOUNG WOMAN/MAN competition in 2023. Entries for all a ... read more

Australia Day winners announced

1st February 2023
Congratulations to the winners of the Barraba Australia Day Awards announced last week. Julie Williams and Terry Threlfall were awarded joint 2022 Barraba Citizen of the Year for their tireless community work. Dustin Hiscock was announced the 2022 Frank Darlington Young Achiever of the Year for h ... read more

Great night at Australia Day Awards

1st February 2023
Great night at the Barraba Australia Day Awards A large and happy crowd gathered on the lawn in front of the Barraba Golf Clubhouse on a very warm evening. They were welcomed by the Barraba Band, MC Helen Rixon, and Councillor Helen Tickle. Young Xavier Darlington lead the Acknowledgement to Countr ... read more

Westpac Helicopter rescue in Barraba

1st February 2023
Around 2 p.m. on the afternoon of January 28, the Westpac Rescue Helicopter was tasked by New South Wales Ambulance on a medical retrieval to Barraba Hospital to transfer an 81 year old female to Tamworth Rural Referral Hospital suffering a medical condition requiring specialist treatment.The patien ... read more

Westpac Helicopter Service donation

1st February 2023
A simple way to safeguard your legacy and help save lives!  Making your will and planning for the future can be a confronting experience…but it can also bring peace of mind and confidence that your wishes and instructions will be followed, and importantly that your legacy will be honour ... read more

Barraba Dr going on leave - surgery closed

1st February 2023
MedCIRC Barraba Surgery Closure dates. The surgery will be closed for the following dates: Monday 13th February through to Monday 20th February inclusive and will re-open Tuesday 21st February at 9.00am. If you require scripts, please phone the surgery on 67821621 to make an appointment prior to ... read more

Lions Club needs a cook.

1st February 2023
The Lions Club of Barraba are seeking a new cook to provide meals on a fortnightly basis for their members during meetings. You will be able to choose your menu fortnightly and utilise the Golf Clubs kitchen. For more information and queries please contact Lions President Ron Bridges on 0428 821 03 ... read more

History Notes - Barraba and Bingara parishes

1st February 2023
History Notes As we are now in February it is time to welcome back the markets.  Our first market of the year will be held on Saturday week, 11th February.  There will be an advertisement in this publication but I remind everyone that we have a new market co-ordinator, who has drawn up an ... read more

Barraba Markets back on 11th Feb

1st February 2023
Barraba Museum Market Day Saturday February 11th 9am to 12 noon Come and browse in our Museum See our historical school photo collection Share your family history or we may be able to answer your queries Sit awhile and enjoy our music BBQ and Coffee Browse our stalls selling, home-made jams, ... read more

Get your pet/s ready for the Show

1st February 2023
Our very popular pet show is on again at the 2023 Barraba Show. Bring along your small pet; entries are open to all young people up to senior high school.  It is not just dogs; there is a class for cats, and one for other small pets. There is a chance to dress up – there is a prize for th ... read more

Last chance to make a submission to Robodebt RC

1st February 2023
Anyone who has been impacted by Robodebt is urged to make a submission before the closing date of 3 February 2023. The Commission has received 641 submissions to date. Every submission assists the Commission in fully understanding the impacts of Robodebt.  There are a number of ways to ma ... read more

Power off this Sunday 8am to 4pm

1st February 2023
Electricity network maintenance POWER OUTAGE SUNDAY 5 FEBRUARY 2023 Essential Energy will be working in conjunction an authorised contractor to complete major maintenance on the high voltage electricity network that supplies power to the townships of Barraba, Manilla and the surrounding areas to e ... read more

Smart water meters to be installed at Barraba

1st February 2023
Smart water meters coming to the Tamworth region Tamworth Regional Council’s latest investment to enhance water sustainability across the local community involves the installation of new smart water meters. The rollout begins early March in Manilla and Barraba and be installed throughout the ... read more

Tamworth and Sister City Sannohe

1st February 2023
Visit aims to broaden Sister City links with Sannohe Tamworth Region Mayor Russell Webb and the Mayor of Sannohe Town Council Kasuhiko Matsuo have today committed to exploring ways to broaden the Sister Cities relationship between their communities. “Both councils have today reaffirmed their ... read more

Fuel Tax Credit changes

1st February 2023
FUEL TAX CREDIT CHANGES Businesses, including primary producers, that are eligible to claim the fuel tax credit need to be aware that since the 29th September 2022 the rate that you claim has changed. From that date the rates are as follows: Fuels for off Road Use      &n ... read more

January 2023

Kids Helpline priority for Primary Schools

25th January 2023
Kids Helpline says positive mental health and wellbeing should be a priority in primary schools in 2023 As children across Australia begin a new school year, Kids Helpline is reminding families to keep an eye on their children’s wellbeing at what can be an anxious and stressful time. “ ... read more

CSIRO and the Fast Start Program

25th January 2023
CSIRO RESEARCH OFFERS DIETERS A NEW APPROACH TO COMBAT CRAVINGS AND WEIGHT LOSS WITH THE FAST START PROGRAM CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, has released new research that will help Australians start healthy weight loss in 2023 by tackling one of the biggest obstacles to successful ... read more

A new Anglican Vicar in Barraba

25th January 2023
New Anglican Vicar for Barraba St Laurence’s Anglican Church are excited to welcome a new Vicar to start in 2023.  Matthew Hearne, with his wife Chloe and two daughters, Elise and Kate start their ministry here in Barraba this weekend.  They will be welcomed to Barraba by Bishop Ro ... read more

Back to school vouchers available

24th January 2023
PREMIER’S BACK TO SCHOOL VOUCHING EASING HIP-POCKET PRESSURES ON LOCAL FAMILIES Families across the region can now access $150 worth of vouchers through the Premier’s Back to School NSW program, keeping cash in the wallet of local families by saving on textbooks, uniforms, stationary an ... read more

Rebates for IVF treatments

24th January 2023
THOUSANDS MORE WOMEN TO RECEIVE FERTILITY TREATMENT REBATE Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson has welcomed the NSW Government’s announcement of an Australian-first rebate for IVF or other assisted reproductive technology. The $80 million expansion of the NSW Affordable IVF Initiative, announc ... read more

Murray Cod restocking at Keepit Dam

24th January 2023
NSW GOVERNMENT RESTOCKS KEEPIT DAM The NSW Government’s Fish Stocking Program continues to play a vital role in enhancing recreational fishing opportunities and strengthening fish populations across the state. Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said the drought was devastating for fish popul ... read more

PALLIATIVE CARE EXPANSION FOR TAMWORTH HOSPITAL

24th January 2023
PALLIATIVE CARE EXPANSION FOR TAMWORTH HOSPITAL Local palliative care services will be more than doubled with the NSW Nationals in Government today announcing they will deliver a stand-alone, expanded and purpose-built palliative care unit at Tamworth Hospital. Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson s ... read more

Regional jobs boost local businesses

24th January 2023
REGIONAL JOB CREATION FUND BACK TO BOOST LOCAL BUSINESSES Businesses in the Tamworth electorate are being encouraged to expand thanks to the NSW Nationals in Government’s $100 million Regional Job Creation Fund Round Three that aims to increase job opportunities while building diversity and ... read more

More funding to fix roads

24th January 2023
FAST-TRACKING APPLICATIONS FOR $500M ROAD REPAIR FUND The NSW Nationals in Government have fast-tracked the opening of applications for the $500 million Regional and Local Roads Repair Program. Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said councils in the Tamworth electorate would now be busy getting th ... read more

Seniors Travel Card Returns

24th January 2023
$250 REGIONAL SENIORS TRAVEL CARD RETURNS The region’s seniors will soon be saving another $250 on travel with the return on the NSW Nationals Regional Seniors Travel Card. Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said this was the fourth year the card had been available, and it had proved a hit w ... read more

Sports Shear a new event at the Barraba show

24th January 2023
A new competition for 2023 will be the Sports Shear & Wool Handling Competition at the Barraba Show on the 4th March 2023 organised by Jock & Zac Mallise. Zac was recently placed 2nd in the SSAA National Development Senior Shear 2022 in Bendigo. Come along and support our local and National ... read more

Richardson House residents say 'Thank you' to the Ladies Bowlers

24th January 2023
A Big Thankyou to the Barraba Lady Bowlers Recently the Lady Bowlers gave a generous donation to Richardson House. This donation was deposited in the Fundraising account which supports the purchase of items to enhance the lifestyle and comfort of the residents. The residents were asked what they wo ... read more

History Notes - searching about Dr Poggioli

24th January 2023
History Notes The historical society has returned from holiday mode.  At the meeting last week there was much discussion about future events.  The first markets of the year will be held on Saturday 11th February, starting just a little bit later than last year at 9 am.  The present s ... read more

Summer Health Hazards

24th January 2023
Summer Health   Hazards Summer is a time for outdoor activities, BBQs, and soaking up the sunshine. However, The Australian Digital Health Agency is encouraging people to be aware of the potential health hazards that can come with the warmer weather. Below are some things to watch out for ... read more

New Land Values notified

24th January 2023
New land values published for North West Regional NSW The NSW Valuer General has published land values for the North West Regional NSW Region. The land values reflect the value of land only, as at 1 July 2022. Land value is the value of the land only. It does not include the value of a home or oth ... read more

Career - Graduate Program for Valuation NSW

24th January 2023
Graduate Program for Valuation NSW   Valuation NSW has launched a Graduate Program offering opportunities to kick-start an exciting and rewarding career in Australia’s leading property sector. Leon Walker, Deputy Secretary of the Homes, Property and Development group said: “Valua ... read more

Local Land Services target St John's Wort

24th January 2023
Local Land Services is urging farmers to be on the lookout for St John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum) with current conditions across north west NSW ripe for the weed. St John’s wort contains the toxin hypericin, which causes photosensitisation in sheep, cattle, horses and goats. The skin ... read more

Landcare has a prikely problem

24th January 2023
Coordinated Control for a Prickly Problem   Harrisia cactus (Harrisia martinii) is native to Brazil and the Chaco area of Argentina and Paraguay and, since introduction to Australia around 1900, has become a major weed in both Queensland and NSW. The Harrisia Cactus Task Force (HCTF) was es ... read more

Lions Club Christmas raffle results

18th January 2023
Christmas Tree Raffle Winners 1st           Trevor Hill - $1000 meat voucher donated by Barraba Lions Club 2nd          Chris Jobson - $600 Meat voucher donated by Barraba Lions Club 3rd  &nbs ... read more

Barraba Show preparations underway

18th January 2023

Shop windows dress up for the Show

18th January 2023

Get your camera out

18th January 2023
GET CLICKING FOR THE 2023 BARRABA SHOW It is definitely time to start thinking about your photography entries for the 2023 Barraba Show – March will be here before you know it! Our feature class (and Pavilion theme) is FISH.  We are looking forward to some creative photos in this class. ... read more

Shear those sheep and show off their fleece

18th January 2023
BARRABA SHOW 2023 - WOOL SECTION March 2023 may seem like a long way away but this is a timely reminder to keep some fleeces from your next shearing to enter. With more producers moving to shorter shearing intervals, we have decided to introduce a “Merino Short Wool” class in 2023.&nbs ... read more

A 'kitchen garden' for the Preschool

18th January 2023
Barraba Preschool gets a kitchen garden "The staff at Barraba Preschool are thrilled to be participating in the HealthWISE kitchen garden program. We have been planning to implement a kitchen garden into our daily program and this grant will help us achieve this," Katie Shadbolt said. Local early ... read more

Barraba Military Group recognises Warren Woodley

18th January 2023
Recognising Warren Woodley OAM. In 2010 the movie ‘Beneath Hill 60’ was released and this is where Warren first had his long association with Barraba school children and the community of Barraba and our Military history. Warren had a link with the movie as his grandfather was one of the ... read more

Australian and Afghan women sew together

18th January 2023
The Handkerchief Project: Afghan women sew hopes during the war An artistic exchange between Afghan and Australian women, The Handkerchief Project, has been acquired by the Australian War Memorial. More than 40 mixed media handkerchiefs were sent to Afghan women by Australian women during the Afgha ... read more

Westpac Rescue at Horton

18th January 2023
The Westpac Rescue Helicopter was tasked by New South Wales Ambulance just after 2pm on the 2nd January to a camp drafting accident at Upper Horton SW of Bingara. NSW Ambulance Paramedics and the Helicopter Critical Care Medical Team treated and stabilised a man in his 50’s who had suffered le ... read more

Robodebt Royal Commission final date for submissions

18th January 2023
The Royal Commission into the Robodebt Scheme is urging anyone who was impacted by the Robodebt scheme to share their story before submissions close in less than a month. The Robodebt Royal Commission has received 522 submissions to date. The final day to make a submission is 3 February 2023. For ... read more

Lower cost for medicines from 1 Jan 23

18th January 2023
Lower Cost of PBS Medicines From 1 January The new, lower cost of PBS medicines comes into effect on New Year’s Day, meaning the most patients will pay for a PBS listed medication is $30, down from $42.50. This follows Parliament passing legislation late last year to lower the maximum co-pay ... read more

Flowers - those you can eat and those you can't.

18th January 2023
Karin Thurston has been researching edible flowers and has provided this very interesting website www.thompson-morgan.com/edible-flowers.  Some extracts are included below: “Flowers have formed part of our diet for thousands of years. Chinese cooks were experimenting with edible flowers ... read more

History Notes - Alan Cunningham

18th January 2023
            History Notes Welcome to the new year – hopefully one with normal weather for a change.  The historical society will hold its first meeting this week to organize a couple of functions for the beginning of the year.  ... read more

TRC meeting report 13th Dec 22

18th January 2023
Here is an overview of outcomes from Tuesday 13 Dec 2022 Council  Ordinary Meeting: ➢ Councillors agreed to allocate $250,000 from the Roadworks Reserve (Financial Assistance Grants roads component) to undertake urgent repairs to a substantial natural erosion issue between Jewry Street and t ... read more

Barraba Celebrates Australia Day

18th January 2023
Reflect, respect and celebrate Australia Day 2023 Residents and visitors alike are being called on to come together across this region this Australia Day to reflect, respect and celebrate the strength and spirit of our local communities. Wherever you will be spending Australia Day this year, Tamwor ... read more

Australia Day at the Golf Club

18th January 2023

Australia Day Ambassador

18th January 2023
Aust Day Ambassador Dr. Tanya Marie Silveira-Price is a Registered Music Therapist, Subject Coordinator with the University of Melbourne and the 2020-2021 inaugural recipient of Australian Music Therapist of the Year. Tanya's PhD research examined how accessible music-making can impact the han ... read more