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September 2022

News from Barraba Central School

28th September 2022
Barraba Central School Across the Desk from the Principal Patrick Sullivan As Term 3 draws to a close I would like to thank all students, staff, and parents for a fantastic and busy term, with some outstanding highlights from Netball and Rugby to Primary Debating. I want to thank the Secondary SRC ... read more

Community College finalist in State Training Awards

28th September 2022
Community College NSW State Training Awards  On Friday, 16th September 2022, CCNI Executive Officer Alison Heagney, VET Manager Vicki Zammit, Compliance Officer Ted Nabung & President Judy Campbell attended the NSW State Training Awards held in Sydney. The College had been nominated earli ... read more

Well known ceramicist Andrew Parker in Barraba

28th September 2022
The Barraba Potters and Craft Guild recently hosted a 1-day pottery workshop led by Andrew Parker from Uralla. The workshop was funded by Arts North West and was part of a 4 workshop series, with different artists, across the region. Both local and regional potters enrolled in the program at the Cla ... read more

History Notes - a 1929 Packard

28th September 2022
History Notes A relatively quiet history week this week apart from a phone call re an Edie O’Brien who married a Fred Foreman.  The only Foreman I have found in the records was a Jane Foreman who died at Copeton in 1901 aged 19 years.  The contact was talking about going to Inverell ... read more

Donate now to the Shitbox Rally for Cancer Council

28th September 2022

Alan Barnes concert at the Horton

28th September 2022

Join the Garden Muster

28th September 2022

Bible Tour at the Anglican Church

28th September 2022

Nioka has alternative option for Palliative Care

28th September 2022
JOINT PUSH FOR AN ALTERNATIVE PALLIATIVE CARE OPTION Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson has joined Friends of Nioka (FoN) to explore a new model that could deliver better outcomes for palliative care patients who may not require the high-level care of the Nioka ward. Mr Anderson invited FoN Vice P ... read more

Domestic Violence leave for public sector workers

28th September 2022
NSW GOVERNMENT LEADING THE WAY AS FAMILY AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROVISIONS ENHANCED FOR ALL NSW PUBLIC SECTOR EMPLOYEES   The NSW Government is doubling family and domestic violence leave provisions for all NSW public sector workers with staff able to access 20 days of paid leave per calendar ... read more

School Holiday program on again

28th September 2022
Spring has sprung in time for the holidays The school holidays are almost back again and Tamworth Regional Council has pulled together a sensational array of activities to keep the boredom at bay. The calendar is packed full of events that promise to keep the kids entertained from September 26 thro ... read more

Robodebt Royal Commision - have your say

28th September 2022
The Royal Commission into the Robodebt Scheme will hold its initial public hearing in Brisbane at 10am on Tuesday, 27 September 2022. At this hearing the Commissioner and Senior Counsel Assisting will make short opening statements. No witnesses will be called. The hearing will be held in the Grand ... read more

Australia Day advisory panel members required

21st September 2022
Council seeks volunteers for Barraba and Nundle Australia Day Advisory Panels Tamworth Regional Council is seeking Expressions of Interest for volunteers to join the Barraba and Nundle Australia Day Advisory Panels. Panel members will play an active role in reviewing the Australia Day Award nomina ... read more

St Joseph's School winding up for the term

21st September 2022
St Joseph’s School Unfortunately, the Small Schools Gala Sports Day has been cancelled due to the flooding of fields in Tamworth. We are looking at alternate competitions for our students next term. We are busy organising next term's calendar and I thought I would report to our community ... read more

Craft Guild members go 'on the road' for a day

21st September 2022
CRAFTY GUILD LADIES TAKE THE BUS FOR A “SPIN” TO BUNDARRA On Saturday, 10th September, our Crafty ladies decided to go for a drive to Bundarra to support the Country Women's Association Open Day and check out the town. They had CWA and Handicraft displays at the Hall which were ver ... read more

Support Phil and Cancer Council in the Shitbox Rally

21st September 2022
THE SHITBOX RALLY The Shitbox Rally raises funds for Cancer Council, a cause that is close to team members Dan & Phil as well as most of the community. The team "Off the clock" leave in May 2023 and will do 3700km over 7 days leaving from Newcastle to arrive at Townsville, travelling via Betoot ... read more

Nominate your Local Legend

21st September 2022
It is time to nominate your Local Legend! The Local Legends Awards nominations are now open and the community is being encouraged to put forward individuals and organisations that have made outstanding achievements and contributions to the community of the Tamworth region this year. Tamworth Regio ... read more

Historical Society - The Darby Family

21st September 2022
History Notes At last a decent flood in the river when it was actually forecast.  It is a long time since we have had a ‘banker’ and I hope that will pressure the relevant body to get busy and clear the privet out of the river to let it flow easily.  This flood is a warning &n ... read more

Enrol now at the Community College

21st September 2022

FREE learn to skate classes in Tamworth

21st September 2022
Learn to Skate Classes at Tamworth Skatepark Totem Skateboarding will be delivering a free Community Skate Workshop to beginner and intermediate skaters on Tuesday 27th September, supported by the Tamworth Regional Council. The morning will commence from 11:00am with newcomer and beginner skaters, ... read more

Heritage grants now available

21st September 2022
TIME TO GET YOUR APPLICATIONS IN FOR HERITAGE GRANTS Applications are now open for innovative ideas to boost public access to the region’s most significant heritage places and stimulate the local economy. Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson welcomed the opportunity for community groups and or ... read more

Funding to support veterans

21st September 2022
FUNDING TO BETTER SUPPORT VETERANS Local community groups can apply for $3,000 grants for projects supporting local veterans or boosting awareness of their role in Australia’s military history. Mr Anderson said applications are now open for the $100,000 Anzac Community Grants Program and urg ... read more

A busy week at St Joseph's Primary

15th September 2022
St Joseph’s Primary School St Joseph’s are very proud of our achievements for a small school. Last Friday our boys 100m relay team came 2nd in the small school’s category at the Polding Carnival held in Newcastle. Josh Anderson, Felix Urqhart, Arley Crowley and Hamish Mason will n ... read more

Barraba Library holiday events

15th September 2022
School Holiday events at the Barraba Library Robot Red rover ages 9+  Monday 26th September  2:00pm – 3:00pm Take control of VEX Robots, Spheros and Robotic Arms, score points and avoid traps as you take part in this high-tech version of Red Rover! Book now at  https://bit.l ... read more

Australian War Memorial mourns death of Queen

15th September 2022
Australian War Memorial mourns the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II It is a day of sadness for the Australian War Memorial as the world mourns the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. “I was deeply saddened to wake up to the news; her passing will be a great shock and unsettling ... read more

Barraba Races this weekend

15th September 2022
Barraba Races 2022 The Annual Barraba Races will be held this Saturday 17th September 2022 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 $7.00. Ther ... read more

2023 Barraba Show Wool section prepares

15th September 2022
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

2023 Barraba Show - start taking those photographs

15th September 2022
GET CLICKING FOR THE 2023 BARRABA SHOW It’s not too early 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 cla ... read more

History Notes - Upper Bingara mining area

15th September 2022
History Notes The markets on Saturday were a success although we could have handled a couple more stalls.  The jams and preserves were back, and I hope there were enough sales, honey was popular, and a few plants found new homes as well as some books.  The calendars and socks attracted so ... read more

Barnaby Joyce offers drought support

15th September 2022
Community impact grants now open Applications for the Community Impact Program – Helping Regional Communities Prepare for Drought Initiative are now open.   Part of the Future Drought Fund, this program is investing in the future, enabling agriculture-dependent community to identify an ... read more

Kevin Anderson - support for local football clubs

15th September 2022
NSW FOOTBALL LEGACY FUND OPEN FOR LOCAL CLUBS Local football clubs and players in the region could be in line for a funding boost with the opening of the NSW Government’s Football Legacy Fund. Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson encouraged local clubs and councils to get their applications in ... read more

Kevin Anderson - announces some pensioner savings

15th September 2022
DRIVING YOUR PENSION DOLLAR FURTHER September is shaping up to be the month of savings for pensioners as federal pension payments rise and record savings are delivered through the NSW Budget.   The NSW Government has more than 70 discounts and rebates available through the Savings Finer prog ... read more

Kevin Anderson - condolence book available to sign

15th September 2022
COMMUNITY INVITED TO EXPRESS CONDOLENCES FOR HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN   Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson has invited the community to express their condolences for Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II at his office, 13 Fitzroy Street, Tamworth.   Mr Anderson said the community had express ... read more

Kevin Anderson - NSW Women of the year awards

15th September 2022
THE SEARCH BEGINS FOR THE 2023 NSW WOMEN OF THE YEAR AWARDS Nominations for the 2023 NSW Women of the Year Awards are now open with the community invited to identify the most outstanding and influential women in NSW.   Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said the annual awards play a huge rol ... read more

Kevin Anderson - Disadvantaged Youth Scholarships

15th September 2022
GIVING DISADVANTAGED YOUTH A LEG UP IN LIFE Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson is calling on our region’s youth to get their applications in for the 2023 Youth Development Scholarships. “The NSW Government’s Youth Development Scholarships helps bridge the gap for disadvantaged yo ... read more

Kevin Anderson - $40M for regional youth

15th September 2022
$40 MILLION FUND TO INVEST IN REGIONAL YOUTH From developing work ready skills, improving health services, to improving access to digital technology, young people in the Tamworth electorate will be given the power to build their own future through a $40 million investment by the NSW Government. &n ... read more

Ram/Rats Presentation Dinner

7th September 2022

Golf TeeOff for Breast Cancer

7th September 2022
GOLF TEE OFF for breast cancer trials 9 Hole 4 person Ambrose Sunday 18th Sept. 1.00pm $25 pp incl Hi tea. ... read more

Legacy says "thanks to Barraba"

7th September 2022
Legacy Thanks You Barraba Legacy group Legatees would like to thank the Barraba community for again supporting Legacy week in their usual most generous manner. Although we did not run a street stall this year our badge sales were well supported and the fuel and fruit raffle were most successful. Wi ... read more

Barraba Show AGM and some new faces

7th September 2022
Barraba Show News The 2023 Barraba show is on the 3rd, 4th, 5th, March. Pavilion theme is “Fish”. The Annual General Meeting of the Barraba show was held on the 1.9.22 with the incoming office bearers elected for the 2022 – 2023 year. Congratulations to these people and thank you ... read more

St Joseph's School family BBQ

7th September 2022
St Joseph’s        School Last Thursday St Joseph's hosted a Family BBQ at school. It was great to see so many families were able to attend and catch up in an informal setting.  We have received the results of the Naplan tests for Years 3 and ... read more

Craig Forster - Father of the Year

7th September 2022
CRAIG FOSTER (FOZZY) NAMED AUSTRALIAN FATHER OF THE YEAR Kicking Goals for Fathering this Father’s Day Australian sporting personality Craig Foster (Fozzy) was announced as the Australian Father of the Year honouring his role as a father, sporting figure, youth mentor, coach and a father fig ... read more

Safer Communities Project by TRC

7th September 2022

History Notes - Markets on Saturday

7th September 2022
History Notes Another busy week has passed with an even busier one coming leading up to the markets this Saturday. Finally, we have tracked down a photo of F.W. Ridley for a book being written in Bingara.  Mr Ridley was a bank manager in Bingara, he was also a relative of A. A. Adams of Barra ... read more

Taste Tamworth - get your tickets now

7th September 2022
Taste Tamworth Festival tickets now on sale Tamworth’s premium food, wine and produce festival is back, 10-18 September and tickets are now on sale. The festival will be made up of seven signature events: 2pm – 5pm | Saturday 10 September – Sweet Street – Fitzroy Street Pla ... read more

Gulf Creek bridge to be replaced

7th September 2022
$252,500 SECURED TO REPLACE GWYDIR SHIRE’S LAST TIMBER BRIDGE AT GULF CREEK THE last timber bridge in the Gwydir Shire – the Gulf Creek Road Bridge – will soon be no more, thanks to a State Government grant of $252,500, announced today by Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marsha ... read more

Heart Foundation - healthy eating

7th September 2022
Heart Foundation helping families eat healthy despite rising cost of groceries The Heart Foundation is releasing a free recipe book to help families cook affordable and healthy versions of popular takeaway meals despite rising grocery prices. The Budget Family Recipe Book features cheap, easy and ... read more

August 2022

Legacy Week

31st August 2022
Legacy Week 28 August – 3 September This week is Legacy Week and is the main fundraising week for Barraba Legacy. We operate under the charter of Tamworth Legacy, established in 1948 to care for the dependents of those who served their country, namely veterans who gave their lives or hea ... read more

St Joseph's Primary School have a busy week

31st August 2022
St Joseph’s School We’ve enjoyed another busy week here at St Joseph’s! On Tuesday we had 10 students attend the Diocesan Athletics Carnival held in Tamworth, with all students displaying great sportsmanship and being great ambassadors for our school. Our 8-13 years 4x100m R ... read more

Barraba Show AGM

31st August 2022

Cancer fund raisers say "thank you"

31st August 2022
Cancer fund raising Friday saw a frosty start to a lovely morning for the Barraba Cancer Patients Fund Raising groups annual Daffodil Day Street Stall. The tables were filled with delightful home baking, and this was snapped up quickly. The beautiful yellow daffodils enhanced the Stall and were pop ... read more

History Notes - more about Thunderbolt

31st August 2022
History Notes Winter has changed to spring and so we move on towards longer, warmer days.  The first spring markets is coming up on Saturday week and in the meantime the society has a ‘sock’ meeting on Friday morning – hopefully, everyone has received their notice. Last week ... read more

Barraba Hospital Auxiliary ready for another year

31st August 2022
Barraba Hospital Auxiliary successful AGM! The Barraba Hospital Auxiliary’s AGM held recently was a great success, with attendance of over a dozen people.  Joan McCarthy, Estrella Hamilton and Julie Williams were re-elected as President, Treasurer and Secretary.  Thank you to Sally ... read more

TRC meeting 23 Aug 22 report

31st August 2022
Council meeting update Here is an overview of outcomes from the Ordinary Meeting on Tuesday 23 August, 2022: Councillors have agreed to allocate $20,000 funding each year to implement annual greening strategies across the region. The Urban Street Tree Management Plan Advisory Group oversees the st ... read more

TRC Youth Council update

31st August 2022
Youth Council meeting update Here is an overview of the outcomes from last Thursday afternoon’s Youth Council meeting: Tamworth Region Youth Deputy Mayor, Cr Jack Lyon presented a revised Draft Youth Council Action Plan 2022-2023, following its initial presentation at the July meeting. Youth ... read more

TRC temporary new home

31st August 2022
Lease of Northern Daily Leader building signed With the lease agreement recently signed, Tamworth Regional Council can now confirm that identified Council staff will be relocated to 179 Marius Street Tamworth for the next three years while the remediation of Ray Walsh House occurs.  While the ... read more

Live traffic app for local roads

31st August 2022
LIVE TRAFFIC EXPANDS TO INCLUDE LOCAL ROADS Residents of the Tamworth Regional Council area will have better access to real-time traffic information from October thanks to the expansion of the NSW Government’s Live Traffic NSW website and app. Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said drivers ... read more

Drones aid local firefighters

31st August 2022
DRONES KEEPING TAMWORTH’S FIREFIGHTERS AT THE CUTTING EDGE Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) crews at Tamworth Fire Station are being trained to use state-of-the-art drone technology to assist in firefighting operations and a range of other emergencies. Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said Tamw ... read more

New fire rating system to commence

31st August 2022
NEW FIRE RATING SYSTEM KEEPING COMMUNITY INFORMED The community can expect a simpler fire rating system from September 1 as NSW adopts the new Australian Fire Danger Rating System. Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) had provided key input in development of the ... read more

Repairs to the town clock

24th August 2022
Barraba town clock Tamworth Regional Council wishes to advise Barraba residents that the town clock is currently showing the incorrect time, and is in the process of being repaired and upgraded. Committed to maintaining the historical town monument, Tamworth Regional Council has been liaising with ... read more

Book in waste pick-up service

24th August 2022
Tamworth Regional Council will trial a proposed new book-in waste pick-up service for those items too big to fit into your kerbside bin. We are asking the community to give us feedback about the proposed service which will have a user pays fee structure. To find out more and tell us what you think ... read more

Tamworth PA and H Show on again

24th August 2022
Tamworth Show The 2022 Tamworth Show returns to AELEC from Friday, 2 September to Sunday, 4 September 2022. Since Tamworth Show's move to AELEC in 2018 the show continues to feature classic agricultural show activities from horse ring events, cattle, sheep and fleece judging, the popular poul ... read more

Barraba Pony Club kick start after Covid

24th August 2022
Kick Start to Barraba Pony Club Barraba Pony Club was established in 1958. Over those ensuing 64 years the Club has aimed to promote fun and friendship for boys & girls with their horses and ponies. They learn how to care for their mounts and improve their horsemanship and learn new equestrian ... read more

My Drought Story project

24th August 2022
From Kevin Anderson’s Facebook page – MY DROUGHT STORY While there’s plenty of water around now, it wasn’t too long ago, we were in the grips of one of the worst droughts on record. We all have stories and images from that time and My Drought Story want to hear from the ex ... read more

Craft Guild members using recycled items in their craft

24th August 2022
CRAFTY UP-CYCLING AT THE CLAYPAN Thursday and Sunday Craft groups are going really well at the Claypan, with up to 10 ladies each day.  We have a great bunch of ladies who share their love and expertise of any craft that we wish to do. We have a couple of new ladies to town joining in which is ... read more

History Notes - Thunderbolt roamed the area

24th August 2022
History Notes I wonder how many local residents saw the photo of our silo bathed in fog on channel 7 a couple of weeks ago? It was a lovely photo, worthy of exhibition as the weather photo for that evening.  To our local photographer, well done. While on the comments, I must comment on the lo ... read more

Kevin Anderson seniors grants

24th August 2022
KEEPING SENIORS HAPPY, HEALTHY AND CONNECTED   Council and not-for-profit organisations in the Tamworth Electorate are encouraged to apply for a share of $600,000 to run programs aimed at reducing social isolation among seniors.   Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said programs run wi ... read more

TRC Annual Donations Program now open

24th August 2022
Council’s Annual Donation Program now open Tamworth Regional Council’s Annual Donation Program 2022-2023 is now open for applications. The program is designed to help small to medium organisations and community groups, who do significant work in the community, with funding to help thei ... read more

Junior Rugby Carnival

16th August 2022

Karaoke Night

16th August 2022

Grow your mullet ready for the Barraba Show

16th August 2022
The Pavilion theme for the 2023 Barraba on the 3rd, 4th & 5th March 2023 is fish, so the show committee is planning on having a Mullet Competition, open to Female & Males, of all ages. Free entry. Date and time to be confirmed, so if you have a mullet or planning on getting one, here is your ... read more

Barraba Central School - Principal's Message

16th August 2022
Across the Desk from the Principal Patrick Sullivan Ready to Learn The school motto is Safe, Respectful, Learner, but what is the key to being a learner, and what can we do to be ready to learn when we come to school? From Kindergarten to Year 12, the same principles apply, have a routine, get en ... read more

Barraba Central School - great work by the students

16th August 2022
Premier's Debating Challenge Our Primary Debating team competed against the Moree Public Shamrock’s. The topic was “That every school kid should have to play in a weekend team sport competition”. Our team was the negative and had some convincing arguments and strong rebutta ... read more

Biggest Morning Tea - it's on again

16th August 2022
Friday August 26th sees the Barraba Cancer Patients Fund Raising Group holding their annual Daffodil Day Fundraiser. This year there will be a street stall in the Barraba Queen Street Mall, again laden with loads of home baked goodies, etc. Unfortunately, we will not be able to provide the ever popu ... read more

History Notes - still looking for info about the Hardman family?

16th August 2022
History Notes A smaller than usual market on Saturday which was not a surprise considering the weather. All the stalls were local and most of the visitors were as well although one or two visitors called in on the way to the football. The coffee and cake as well as the barbeque were rather popular ... read more

Claypan hosts Andrew Parker in Barraba

16th August 2022
Get on the Road to Creativity with Arts North West this September Arts North West invites the region to get on the road to creativity for Arts Trail Live, a weekend of free creative workshops over the weekend of 17-18 September 2022. Venues based in the western portion of Arts North West footprint ... read more

TRC Council meeting 9-8-22 outcomes

16th August 2022
Council meeting update Here is an overview of outcomes from tonight’s Ordinary Meeting:   Councillors tonight agreed to support a community commemorative portrait project honouring the late indigenous leader and elder Aunty Yvonne Kent. Councillors endorsed a Mayoral Minute from Tamw ... read more

Taste Tamworth tickets on sale

16th August 2022
Taste Tamworth Festival tickets now on sale Tamworth’s premium food, wine and produce festival is back, 10-18 September and tickets are now on sale. The festival will be made up of seven signature events: 2pm – 5pm | Saturday 10 September – Sweet Street – Fitzroy Street Pl ... read more

TRC round-a-bout sculpture scrapped

16th August 2022
Safety ruling grounds ‘Taking Flight’ sculpture The ‘Taking Flight’ sculpture proposed to be the centrepiece of Tamworth’s new Country Road Roundabout will no longer be installed following a Transport for NSW determination that the sculpture cannot be installed at that ... read more

Kevin Anderson Ag disease workshops

16th August 2022
FREE DISEASE WORKSHOPS FOR LANDHOLDERS The NSW Government is responding to the risk of foot and mouth disease (FMD) and lumpy skin disease (LSD), hosting a series of free workshops across the state to work with landholders to raise awareness, prevention, and surveillance of emergency animal disease ... read more

Kevin Anderson 'Gone Fishing Day'

16th August 2022
REELING IN FISHERS FOR THIS YEAR’S ‘GONE FISHING DAY’   Recreational fishers across the Northwest can look forward to wetting a line as part of ‘Gone Fishing Day’ with funding provided to support activities and workshops, aiming to promote the pastime and bring p ... read more

TELESTROKE SERVICE SAVING LIVES

16th August 2022
TAMWORTH’S TELESTROKE SERVICE SAVING LIVES   As this year’s National Stroke Week nears an end (8-14 August 2022), Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson is recognising the successful rollout of the NSW Telestroke Service in Tamworth. Mr Anderson said the NSW Telestroke Service was an ... read more

Seed Conservation workshop

10th August 2022

Temporary closure of Medical Centre

10th August 2022
TEMPORARY CLOSURE – MEDICAL CENTRE MedCIRC Barraba will be closed until Tuesday 16th August 2022 at 9.00am. For medical attention, please phone Barraba Hospital on 67822500 or Ambulance on 000. ... read more

Soil Health and your Wealth workshop

10th August 2022

History Notes - does anyone know of the Hardman family?

10th August 2022
History Notes This is the week before the markets return.  We have missed a couple due to illness, cold weather, school holidays etc. so let us make this a good one with lots of people, stalls and a social day to meet up with people.  The advertisement is displayed for your information. ... read more

Arts NW Micro Grants

10th August 2022
Arts North West Micro Grants Ready to Roll New England North West creatives are set to benefit directly from Arts North West, with the announcement of another round of Arts North West’s Micro Grants opening in early August. The first round of Micro Grants was announced in April 2020 and saw ... read more

TRC - How to get your waste vouchers

10th August 2022
New way to access waste vouchers Tamworth Regional Council is changing the way residents can access their free quarterly Waste Vouchers. Each voucher entitles a household to the free disposal of up to two cubic metres – or a standard box trailer load - of waste at a Council landfill. Tamwo ... read more

TRC Meeting report 26th July 2022

10th August 2022
Council meeting update - 26 July 2022 Councillors  unanimously endorsed a Notice of Motion from Councillor Marc Sutherland requesting that Tamworth Regional Council commit the necessary resources to develop a comprehensive Closing the Gap Strategy and Implementation Plan that aligns with the N ... read more

Kevin Anderson - regional innovation support

10th August 2022
REGION’S ENTREPRENEURS GIVEN LICENCE TO INNOVATE Entrepreneurs in new and emerging industries in regional NSW will be supported  to grow their business, revenues, raise funds and create local jobs, thanks to the NSW Government’s new $2 million Accelerating Regional Innovation Fund. ... read more

Kevin Anderson - better bus services in Tamworth

10th August 2022
HAVE YOUR SAY TO IMPROVE TAMWORTH BUS SERVICES Commuters who have constant grievances with the local bus services in Tamworth will now have the ear of the NSW Government as community consultation to improve public transport in the area commences today.  Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said ... read more

Kevin Anderson - improved street lighting

10th August 2022
LIGHTING THE STREETS ACROSS TAMWORTH ELECTORATE Driving at night will soon get a whole lot easier across the Tamworth Electorate with substantial NSW Government funding provided to all four councils to enable them to install and maintain street lighting. Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said the ... read more

Local AGMs this month

10th August 2022
ABOUT BARRABA AGM. Location: Barraba Bowling Club Date: Wed 24th August Time: 6pm General meeting to follow   NOTICE OF AGM Please be advised that the AGM of The Barraba Showground Management Committee will be held at the Barraba Bowling Club on Thursday 18th August starting at 6.00 P.M ... read more

Rural Womens Catch up at Horton

10th August 2022

For our aged care workers - thanks for caring

3rd August 2022
When most people think of a hero, an image is conjured up of a buff individual who prefers their clothing on the figure-hugging side, and whose hair tends to never be out of place even if they have just saved little Timmy and his dog from plummeting of the side of the cliff. On the 7th of August, t ... read more

Positions vacant for aged care workers in Barraba

3rd August 2022
Personal Carer/Cert III in Aged Care BARRABA Due to increased demand we are currently seeking a qualified Personal Care Assistant – Cert III/Domestic Assistant who wants to make a difference to the elderly within the community. We currently have a range of opportunities, the roles are on a ca ... read more

Honouring our Vietnam vets

3rd August 2022
Vietnam War Veterans Remembered On Thursday 18th August 6.30pm, there will be a 1-hour documentary on Australia’s involvement in the Vietnam War, primarily The Battle of Long Tan.  This documentary has interviews with 7 of the Aussie Veterans who fought in the battle, as well as nurses a ... read more

Lion's Book Sale is on again

3rd August 2022
Lions Book Sale The members of the Barraba Lions Club have again decided to hold a second-hand book sale. As in previous times, the book sale will be held in the spare shop next to IGA, later this year. Between now and then, the Lions would appreciate the donation of suitable books. The donated ... read more

History Notes - Info about the Goldthorpe family

3rd August 2022
The markets are back on the horizon and will be held on Saturday week – make sure you have booked your stall so that Jenny can place everyone.  It will be three months since we had a market so let’s make it a big one. This week we have had a visit from a descendant from Tareela.&nb ... read more

Barraba to Mt Kaputar event-register now

3rd August 2022
From Jane Harris, cousin Jonathan Harris, about the upcoming "Barraba to Kaputar Multi-sports event" Running for Barraba By Jonathan Harris As far as I am aware, the Barraba to Kaputar Multisport Event is the first sporting event that has challenged competitors to run or cycle to Mt. Kaputar&rsquo ... read more

TRC Youth Council Meeting 29 July 22

3rd August 2022
Youth Council meeting Friday 29 July, 2022 update Representatives from the Manilla Matters group consulted with the Youth Council on a funding opportunity for future youth-focused events servicing the communities of Manilla, Attunga, Barraba and Somerton. Council’s Sustainability Officer &nd ... read more

Fiesta La Peel on again in October

3rd August 2022
Applications for Fiesta La Peel fun open today The Tamworth region’s multicultural communities will have a second opportunity to showcase their diverse culture and heritage this year, with Fiesta La Peel returning to its usual October timeslot. Residents wishing to participate in the event c ... read more

TRC - Local Government Week

3rd August 2022
Council is more than roads, rates and rubbish! Local Government Week will run next week from Monday 1 to Sunday 7 August, and Tamworth Regional Council will be celebrating the important role councils play in local communities. During this special week, Council will be recognising the range and div ... read more

Kevin Anderson - Stronger Communities Fund

3rd August 2022
RETURN OF STRONGER COUNTRY COMMUNITY FUND BRINGS GOOD NEWS FOR COMMUNITY PROJECTS   Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson has welcomed the return of the Stronger Country Communities Fund and expects the $160 million Round 5 of the fund will bring strong investment in important community projects ... read more

Kevin Anderson - Regional tourism

3rd August 2022
PUTTING OUR REGION ON THE TOURISM MAP Projects that will bring visitors from far and wide to our region are set for a major funding boost, thanks to the NSW Government’s $150 million Regional Tourism Activation Fund.   Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said the Regional Tourism Activa ... read more

Community College - art classes create interest

3rd August 2022
COLLEGE CHAT  www.ccni.nsw.edu.au RTO90027 Hi, I am Michelle and I am the Community College Coordinator for Barraba. We are very excited to announce that we will be hosting Helene Hunt’s ‘The Creative Me with Haggy’ workshop series over seven weeks commencing on Tuesday 9 ... read more

July 2022

Have you found Heather's glasses?

26th July 2022
LOST in Barraba. Reading Glasses. In black case. Between Drs surgery and RMS office. If found please phone Heather Cramp:     67821 416 ... read more

Westpac Helicopter - Base to Base Challenge 2022

26th July 2022
Base To Base Is Back... The Base to Base Challenge is back in 2022! Gather a team or make it an individual challenge to walk, run, ride or roll the distance between any of our four bases across Northern NSW and raise funds for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter. Entry is FREE and you can choose your k ... read more

Arts Trail Live in Barraba in September

26th July 2022
ARTS NORTH WEST TO MAKE ARTS TRAIL LIVE IN SEPTEMBER Arts North West is thrilled to announce their latest project, Arts Trail Live which will be rolling out across four creative venues in the New England North West over the 17th and 18th of September 2022. Ceramic Break Sculpture Park Warialda, Ya ... read more

TRC Community Events funding opens

26th July 2022
NEW FUND TO RECONNECT COMMUNITY   Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson has welcomed significant NSW Government funding that will help reconnect communities in the Tamworth Region through the establishment and continuation of events.   Mr Anderson said Tamworth Regional Council has been s ... read more

Tamworth Antiques & Collectables Fair

26th July 2022
Tamworth Antiques & Collectables Fair Tamworth Town Hall 26-28 Fitzroy Street, Tamworth, NSW  5 – 7 AUG – TOWN HALLA CHANCE TO PURCHASE A PIECE OF HISTORYDealers will be selling a broad range of antiques and collectables including early colonial furniture, some gorgeous jewel ... read more

TRC heritage building repair

26th July 2022
Repairing an old building? The building you are restoring or fixing can be either commercial or residential and can be anywhere in the Tamworth region! A Regional Heritage Assistance Fund has been established by Tamworth Regional Council with the aid of a grant from the NSW Heritage Office. There ... read more

Kevin Anderson Tamworth show is back in 2022

26th July 2022
FINALLY, THE SHOW HAS COME BACK TO TAMWORTH The community are encouraged cancel plans first weekend of September to make way for the return of the Tamworth Show.   This year’s event will be back bigger than ever after the pandemic forced the Tamworth Pastoral and Agricultural Committee ... read more

Kevin Anderson - Cultural Infrastructure Project grants

26th July 2022
APPLY NOW FOR CULTURAL INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson has sounded the horn for local councils and organisations to apply for funding that will support cultural infrastructure projects to benefit audiences and improve access to arts and cultural facilities in the region. ... read more

YOUNG CARERS NETWORK – Bursary program

26th July 2022
YOUNG CARERS NETWORK – Bursary program Applications are open now! The Young Carer Bursary Program supports young carers to continue with their education. The program offers 1000 bursaries of $3000 each year to assist with education needs and resources. Applications for the 2023 Young Carers ... read more

History Notes - Cobbadah Pub

26th July 2022
History Notes Unfortunately, I missed the meeting this week, but members apparently discussed a calendar with a number of heritage photos together with the usual topics.  Next month the meeting will be on Tuesday instead of Wednesday. There are a few residents’ descendants of the Single ... read more

Regan Simpson chosen for NSW Country Rugby

20th July 2022
NSW Country Rugby honours for local girl Regan Simpson Regan has spent many weekends travelling the countryside playing rugby and all this travel has paid off with her gaining selection in the final 23 NSW Country Under 16s Girls representative team.        & ... read more

Richardson House confirms Covid visitor rules

20th July 2022
Dear Family and Friends of Richardson House Some of you may have seen reports in the media recently regarding the NSW Government’s decision to relax visitation guidelines for Aged Care.  Primarily around the requirement for visitors to have received 2 doses of the COVID-19 Vaccination, a ... read more

History Notes - Cohen's shop site identified

20th July 2022
History Notes  This week seems to have flown past. Thank you to the people who told us where Cohen’s shop was – John Cohen had his shop in a building on the southern end of the mall – I had not realised that there were two shops in the mall space. The northern shop was a bake ... read more

Some history about Cohen's shop

20th July 2022
Cohen’s Shop In regard into where “Cohens Shop” was in the main street of Barraba, the above shop was where our local “Mall” is today. Our family’s relative “Hopton-Urquhart” had his own “saddlery and leather” making business in that area, ... read more

Community College Chat

20th July 2022
COLLEGE CHAT www.ccni.nsw.edu.au RTO90027 Hi, I am Michelle and I am the new Community College Coordinator for Barraba. You should have received in last week’s mail our flyer for Term 3 2022 classes. If you didn’t please let us know at the Community College. Term 3 commences on 18 Ju ... read more

TRC Meeting 12th July 22

20th July 2022
Tuesday 12 July, 2022 Tamworth Regional Council meeting update Here is an overview of outcomes from tonight’s Ordinary Meeting: A packed public gallery at tonight’s Ordinary Meeting witnessed Councillors grant  development consent for a proposed 999-head feedlot on Pendene Road ... read more

Kevin Anderson cultural grants

20th July 2022
APPLY NOW FOR CULTURAL INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS   Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson has sounded the horn for local councils and organisations to apply for funding that will support cultural infrastructure projects to benefit audiences and improve access to arts and cultural facilities in the ... read more

Kevin Anderson Kids spring break

20th July 2022
GETTING OUT AND GETTING ACTIVE FOR SPRING HOLIDAY BREAK   Council’s and eligible organisations in the Tamworth Electorate are encouraged to apply for funding to deliver Holiday Break activities for young people during the upcoming spring school holidays.   Member for Tamworth Kev ... read more

Barnaby Joyce worries about foot and mouth

20th July 2022
JOYCE CALLS ON NEW ENGLAND LOCALS TO SIGN FOOT AND MOUTH PETITION Following the Labor Governments failure to adequately respond to the increased Foot and mouth disease outbreak in Indonesia Federal Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce is calling on those in New England to make sure their voices ar ... read more

Further along in the trip down memory lane.

20th July 2022
Further along in the trip down memory lane. In the late 1940’s, a group of women on quite isolated properties in the Jerilderie District, got together and formed The Argoon CWA Branch. Most properties around us were forty-five miles north from Jerilderie, roads in a bad way after 6 years of ... read more

Stuart Peake Memorial Cancer Research Trust

12th July 2022
Stuart Peake memorial Cancer Research Trust Donates to Garvan Institute of Medical Research Nick & Kim Peake (of Bowen Stud Cattle) travelled to Sydney on Friday to Donate $14000 Dollars on behalf of the Stuart Peake Memorial Cancer Research to the Garvan Institute of Medical Research. Since 20 ... read more

Walking through a Songline

12th July 2022
Immersive multimedia installation Walking through a Songline opens in Tamworth A dramatic digital experience based on a component of the National Museum of Australia’s internationally acclaimed exhibition Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters will open at Tamworth Regional Gallery on 9 July & ... read more

Barraba Tip hours reduced

12th July 2022
BARRABA TIP OPENING HOURS REDUCED In their meeting on 14 June 2022, Tamworth Councillors agreed to amend the opening hours schedule across all waste facilities. Changes include standardising the number of opening hours across facilities by size category, the optimisation of start and finish times t ... read more

Tax changes that may effect you

12th July 2022
D.J. Kelly & Co. Chartered Accountants 122 Queen St Barraba. Phone  67821403 Tax Changes that may affect you DIESEL FUEL REBATE For farmers and others that use heavy vehicles on the road there have been changes to the amount that you can claim for diesel fuel used in farm vehicles and ... read more

Anglican Church - visit from Hans Kunnen

12th July 2022
Hans Kunnen Husband and father Ex UNE and economist Anglican church parishioner Mentor of refugees 9/11 survivor Hans Kunnen was born in Scotland to Dutch parents and migrated with his family from England to Australia 50 years ago.  Hans taught at the University of New England in the earl ... read more

History Notes - where was Cohen's shop?

12th July 2022
History Notes Another busy week with requests for help with family history.  There has been a correction in family history over one hundred years ago but it turns out that the records are correct but the person concerned did not wish to use the correct name on official records!  It all ad ... read more

TRC - Heritage Assistance Fund opens

12th July 2022
Council’s Heritage Assistance Fund applications now open Applications are open for funding assistance to the maintenance and repairs of the region’s historic buildings under Tamworth Regional Council’s Heritage Assistance Fund. Tamworth Regional Council Heritage Working Group cha ... read more

New Police recruits for this region

12th July 2022
OXLEY POLICE DISTRICT WELCOMES FIVE NEW PROBATIONARY CONSTABLES Five new probationary constables have commenced duties in the Oxley Police District after they were attested at a formal ceremony at the Goulburn Police Academy. Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson welcomed the new police to Tamworth a ... read more

TRC Meeting report 28th June 22

6th July 2022
Tuesday 28 June, 2022 Council meeting update Here is an overview of outcomes from Tamworth Regional Council Ordinary Meeting on Tuesday 28th June 2022: Councillors at tonight’s Ordinary Meeting adopted the 2022/23 Annual Operational Plan which sets out the service delivery, projects and wor ... read more

TRC School Holiday Program

6th July 2022
Combat the boredom these Winter school holidays With schools on break in the coming weeks, Tamworth Regional Council has curated the ultimate line-up to beat the holiday boredom. A fantastic calendar of events and activities has been announced to keep the kids busy between Tuesday, 5 July and Satur ... read more

TRC Youth Council update

6th July 2022
Youth Council meeting update Here is an overview of the outcomes from Youth Council meeting on 30th June 2022: Council’s Manager of Communications, Karlee Cole presented an overview of the Communications Strategy to the Youth Council, which is on pubic exhibition for feedback until Monday 4 ... read more

2023 NSW Seniors Festival

6th July 2022
GET ACTIVE, STAY CONNECTED AT THE 65TH SENIORS FESTIVAL Local organisations and community groups are invited to apply for their share of grant funding to host events and activities as part of the 2023 NSW Seniors Festival. Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said our seniors are invaluable to the c ... read more

Kevin Anderson club grants available

6th July 2022
LOCAL ORGANISATIONS INVITED TO TAP INTO CLUBGRANTS Organisations right across the region have been invited to apply for funding to support community projects thanks to the NSW Nationals in Government’s Clubgrants program. Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said the clubgrants program had bee ... read more

NSW GOVERNMENT HELPING REGIONAL COMMUNITIES DEVELOP NEW IDEAS

6th July 2022
NSW GOVERNMENT HELPING REGIONAL COMMUNITIES DEVELOP NEW IDEAS AND OPPORTUNITIES  Organisations, councils, not-for-profits, and Aboriginal community groups across our region with great ideas for infrastructure or regionally significant opportunities can help make them a reality, thanks to the N ... read more

Barraba Central School extra-curricular activities

6th July 2022
Narrabri Arts Eisteddfod Congratulations Joe Riley for winning First Place in the U11 Piano at the Narrabri Arts Eisteddfod. What a great achievement! Premier's Debating Challenge Our debating team had their first debate of the year against Warialda Public School today. They had a very inter ... read more

Barraba Central School PSSA Netball finals

6th July 2022
PSSA Netball Quarter Finals Our primary netball team braved the cold weather in Glen Innes today to play their Quarter-Final game. They had fun warming up to the Nutbush and cheering their team's chant. Every player had a great game and we had a win and now progress to the semifinals. Barraba: ... read more

Historical Society - tracing family histories

6th July 2022
History Notes This time of year seems to be “tracing family history time”.  There have been several requests, some for large families, but unfortunately some return home and then make a request.  Hopefully we will see them in the spring. As I write these notes it is unlikely ... read more

June 2022

Celebrating NAIDOC Week at the Health Service and Richardson House Yaama kuru kuru (hello everyone)

28th June 2022
Celebrating NAIDOC Week at the Health Service and Richardson House Yaama kuru kuru  (hello everyone) Local Indigenous Man, Dallas Ervine, who did the ‘Welcome to Country’ for the ceremony and introduced Gomeroi Elder, Fred McGrady, to Barraba. Gomeroi Elder, Fred MGrady, from Mor ... read more

Lion's Annual Changeover dinner

28th June 2022
Despite the cold weather, an enjoyable night was had at the Annual Lions Changeover on Thursday, 23rd June.  Ron Bridges took on the President’s position for another year and other members continued in their positions.  Ron stated in his report that despite the past year being pretty ... read more

Historical Society - Blackfriars School

28th June 2022
History Notes This week seems to have been all about the main street history with every moment spent reading what has already been written, and searching for the relevant information in the Barraba town file.  Hopefully I am near the end but there is quite a lot to go before the project is fin ... read more

Taste Tamworth back again with 6 events

28th June 2022
Mouth-watering preparations begin for Taste Tamworth After an interrupted couple of years, the much-loved and delicious Taste Tamworth Festival returns in September this year. The festival will be made up of six signature events: Friday 9 September – A Taste of Sunset – Kitty Crawford ... read more

2 new exhibitions at Tamworth Regional Gallery

28th June 2022
Tamworth Regional Gallery celebrates Aboriginal women with the opening of two exhibitions WHERE: Tamworth Regional Gallery, 466 Peel Street, Tamworth New Stitches New Stitches is curated by regional Aboriginal Curator Lyniece Keogh, and showcases artworks by contemporary artists Adrienne Doig and ... read more

$14.6 MILLION TO EXPAND BANKSIA MENTAL HEALTH UNIT

28th June 2022
$14.6 MILLION TO EXPAND BANKSIA MENTAL HEALTH UNIT   Children and adolescents will have increased access to mental health support in Tamworth under a $14.6 million expansion of the new Banksia Mental Health Unit.   Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said the funding boost will support ... read more

BUDGET DELIVERS $449M FOR TAMWORTH ELECTORATE

28th June 2022
BUDGET DELIVERS $449M FOR TAMWORTH ELECTORATE The 2022/23 budget has delivered more than $449.5 million for the Tamworth electorate with key funding being delivered to keep the ball rolling on major infrastructure projects and build a brighter future for the people of the Tamworth Electorate. &nbs ... read more

MORE THAN $149 MILLION TO REDUCE TRAVEL FOR REGIONAL PATIENTS

28th June 2022
MORE THAN $149 MILLION TO REDUCE COSTS FOR REGIONAL PATIENTS   Communities across the Tamworth electorate will to benefit from an expansion of the Isolated Patients Travel and Accommodation Assistance Scheme (IPTAAS), with the NSW Government investing an additional $149.5 million as part of t ... read more

AGM at the Men's Shed

22nd June 2022
BARRABA MEN’S SHED The Executive Committee of the Barraba Men’s Shed wish to advise all members that the AGM will be held on Friday 8 July at 10am, being held at the Shed in Clifton Lane. ... read more

Successful Exhibition at the Fuller Gallery

22nd June 2022
WINTER BLOWS INTO BARRARA FOR EXHIBITION The mercury dropped and the cold winds blew for the “Fireside Yarns” Winter Exhibition hosted by Barraba Potters and Craft Guild at the Fuller Gallery over the June long weekend.  Members and helpers did a tremendous job of putting together ... read more

History Notes - school days

22nd June 2022
History Notes The society held a ‘well attended’ meeting last week but there is always room for more members to attend.  We have also had more visitors than usual which shows interest in our town and its history.  This week we may have a visit from a Reading descendant which w ... read more

TRC Meeting report 14th June 2022

22nd June 2022
Here is an overview of outcomes Tamworth Regional Council Ordinary Meeting on Tuesday 14th June 2022:  To support Barraba’s emerging arts scene, Councillors approved measures to prevent the visual obstruction of the ‘Beyond the Wall’ mural on the Treloar Building that depicts ... read more

Kevin Anderson - Gambling risk campaign launched

22nd June 2022
NEW AD CAMPAIGN ON GAMBLING RISKS LAUNCHED IN TAMWORTH  A NSW Government advertising campaign highlighting the potential impacts of risky gambling behaviour has been launched in Tamworth today by Member for Tamworth and Minister for Hospitality and Racing Kevin Anderson. Mr Anderson joined Of ... read more

Kevin Anderson- boost to health worker numbers

22nd June 2022
BUDGET BOOST TO ADDRESS REGIONS HEALTH WORKFORCE  Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson has welcomed the NSW Government’s announcement yesterday that it will implement a major regional health workforce incentive scheme, the largest of its kind.  Mr Anderson said the scheme will be del ... read more

Successful art workshop at the Fuller Gallery

15th June 2022
Hugh McKid Workshop “Draws” Budding Artists to Fuller Gallery Last weekend the Barraba Potters and Craft Guild conducted its long-awaited drawing workshop, which had been postponed during Covid. It was held at the Claypan’s Fuller Gallery over Saturday and Sunday, and was fully bo ... read more

Tamworth Textile Triennial - apply now

15th June 2022
Artists encouraged to apply now to be part of 5th Tamworth Textile Triennial Tamworth Regional Gallery is seeking textile artists from across Australia to throw their hats in the ring for a chance to be involved in the 5th Tamworth Textile Triennial. The Tamworth Textile Triennial showcases the bes ... read more

Enter to 2023 Star Maker at Tamworth CMF

15th June 2022
COUNTRY MUSIC’S BIGGEST STAR MAKER Entries open today in the annual Toyota Star Maker competition to be held on Sunday, 15 January 2023 at the Tamworth Country Music Festival. Emerging artists who are seeking a professional career in the Australian country music scene are encouraged to enter ... read more

Save on household bills with Service NSW

15th June 2022
SAVE ON BILLS WITH SERVICE NSW  Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson is encouraging the local community to find ways to save on energy and utilities through Service NSW.  “The cost of everything is going up and I know that people in our region are feeling the pinch,” Mr Anderso ... read more

Save the Manilla Viaduct campaign

15th June 2022
ANDERSON RENEWS CAMPAIGN TO SAVE THE MANILLA VIADUCT Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson is joining the Manilla community in renewing the campaign to save the historic Manilla Viaduct. Mr Anderson said the viaduct was important to the Manilla community and he had been busy working with the communit ... read more

History Notes - early sport in Barraba

15th June 2022
History Notes Unfortunately, the Market Day scheduled for last weekend had to be cancelled due to illness, the cold and several members being unavailable to do their usual jobs at the markets.  At this stage the July markets will be considered closer to the time and of course the signs will go ... read more

Bank of NSW built in 1905 - why was it demolished

15th June 2022
WHY WAS THIS GREAT BUILDING DEMOLISHED? Can anyone who worked in either the Bank or NSW or Barraba Post Office prior to their demolition please give us any information of the existence of serious structural defects in these buildings? That is, brickwork fractures or wall shifting NOT small plaster ... read more

Drought resilience workshop at Upper Horton

15th June 2022
Calling all businesses owners, farmers, community members, volunteers....... What helped you get through the last drought? What would you have done differently? What can we do in the future to make the Gwydir more resilient to drought? We want to hear your experiences of the past drought, the ch ... read more

Dive into reading at Barraba Central School

8th June 2022
     Dive into Reading Book Fair  Our Annual Book Fair is over for another year. Each day at recess, Secondary SRC members visited the Primary students to read with us while we ate. Thank you, Miss Mulligan for organising the Secondary SRC students to read, what a fabulous ... read more

CPR training at Barraba Central School

8th June 2022
CPR Training Years 4, 5 & 6 engaged in a CPR Training Session and learned the DRSABCD process. They learnt how to put someone into the recovery position and how to administer CPR. ... read more

Men's Shed update

8th June 2022
An update of the happenings at the Men's Shed. Our major project at the moment is completing the commission given to us by the Catholic School for outdoor seating. These benches are nearing completion and will be delivered to the school in the near future. This work would have been ready soone ... read more

History Notes about early Mt Kaputar development

8th June 2022
History Notes Winter has arrived and Market Day is next week - the first of possibly three cold markets. The weather is pleasant if it remains fine and the markets are held in winter sunlight, so hopefully we get a fine weekend next week. This week I have had a call from a Reading descendant who w ... read more

TRC Connecting with the Community

8th June 2022
Connecting with our community through a new communications strategy Council is taking the next step in improving our connection with our community across the Tamworth region by developing a region-wide communications strategy.  The Tamworth Regional Council Communications Strategy will guide ... read more

TRC $7M to roads in the region

8th June 2022
Council allocates 7 million dollars to road maintenance across the region Informed by the Community Survey, which sought community input between December 2021 – January 2022, Tamworth Regional Council has developed a number of plans for the region including Our Community Plan (The Plan) 2023- ... read more

TRC - Want to talk to a Councillor?

8th June 2022
Councillor contact update Tamworth Regional Council has changed the way community members are able to contact Councillors among a range of active steps towards stronger cyber security. Responding recently to high-risk notifications from the NSW Cyber Security Centre, Tamworth Regional Council remov ... read more

NSW Gov supports multicultural events

8th June 2022
SUPPORTING MULTICULTURAL EVENTS Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson has joined Minister for Multiculturalism Mark Coure today to encourage local community organisations in the region to apply for their share in multicultural event funding. “Our community enjoys a number of multicultural festi ... read more

Boost to the Health Workforce

8th June 2022
ANDERSON WELCOMES RECORD HEALTH WORKFORCE BOOST The NSW Government has announced a record 10,148 full-time equivalent staff will be recruited to hospitals and health services across the State over four years, in the nation’s largest-ever health workforce boost. Member for Tamworth Kevin Ande ... read more

Celebrate NAIDOC Week at the Health Service

8th June 2022

History Notes about road building in the Barraba district

1st June 2022
History Notes This week could be labelled “dust and a few books” week!  Several members took to the Court House boxes (and dust) in the IGA Hall.  After three hours there were a couple of piles of keep and a huge heap of “rubbish” as well about half of the collecti ... read more

Hydrotherapy Pool opening hours for winter

1st June 2022
BARRABA HYDROTHERAPY POOL Barraba Hydrotherapy Pool is a 12.5 metre heated indoor pool. The facility is open to the public and is also available for private hire for birthday parties or group exercise classes. Opening Hours – Winter through to October 2022 Monday Closed Tuesday 9am to 1pm ... read more

Manilla Vintage Machinery Rally

1st June 2022
Manilla Vintage Machinery Rally Saturday and Sunday 11 - 12 June 2022 Two-day gathering of vintage machinery enthusiasts to show and share. Tractors, vehicles, stationary engines, and some weird and wonderful gadgets. The rally is a magnet for hard-core collectors, but is also an eye-opener for th ... read more

Celebrate NAIDOC Week at the Health Service 28th June

1st June 2022
The Barraba community is invited to help us celebrate NAIDOC Week in the Sensory Garden at the Barraba Health Service on Tuesday 28th June 10.30am. Welcome to Country, Smoking Ceremony, Story Telling and morning tea will be served. ... read more

TRC Meeting report for 24th May 22

1st June 2022
Tamworth Regional Council Here is an overview of outcomes from the Ordinary Meeting held on Tuesday 24 May, 2022. Councillors tonight endorsed sending a letter to the Department of Planning and Environment expressing its continued opposition to the proposed Hills of Gold Wind Farm at Hanging Rock. ... read more

Country Music Festival - give your feedback

1st June 2022
Community welcomed to share feedback on the 50th Toyota Country Music Festival, Tamworth Now that the 50th Toyota Country Music Festival, Tamworth has come to an end, we want to hear your feedback. Each year we strive to create the ultimate experience for all festival goers and who better to h ... read more

TRC Youth Council update

1st June 2022
Youth Council meeting update Council’s Manager of Strategy and Performance, Anna Russell presented an overview of Our Community Plan to the Youth Council, which is on public exhibition until Tuesday 7 June, 2022. Young people are an important part of planning for the Tamworth region’s f ... read more

Rural Counsellors in Tamworth and Gunnedah

1st June 2022
TAMWORTH AND GUNNEDAH RETAIN RURAL FINANCIAL COUNCILLORS Primary producers across the region recovering from years of drought, a fluctuating market, and floods will continue to have the opportunity to access the free NSW Rural Financial Counselling Service after the NSW Government committed an addi ... read more

FIND WAYS TO SAVE WITH SERVICE NSW

1st June 2022
FIND WAYS TO SAVE WITH SERVICE NSW Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson is encouraging the community to check their eligibility for over 70 NSW Government rebates and vouchers online through the Service NSW Savings Finder tool. “The rising cost of living is a big issue for so many people acros ... read more

Barnaby Joyce wins New England

1st June 2022
I WILL CONTINUE TO WORK HARD FOR NEW ENGLAND Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce has thanked the voters of New England for their ongoing support at last Saturday’s Federal election. Mr Joyce received almost 53% of primary votes and on a two-party-preferred basis, polled 66.43% of the vote ... read more

May 2022

Lots of learning at St Joseph's Primary School

25th May 2022
We extend a massive thank you to all those who were able to pitch in and support our school community at the Diocesan Cross Country carnival. To those who worked tirelessly in the lead up to the event and throughout the day, we are very grateful. Without such support, we could not hold such a succes ... read more

TRC looking for land in Barraba

25th May 2022
Expression of Interest – Barraba Effluent Management, Land Purchase E153-2022 – Barraba Effluent Management - Land Purchase Tamworth Regional Council (TRC) is currently reviewing and assessing options to improve the sustainability of its sewage treatment system at Barraba. A key compon ... read more

Celebrate NAIDOC Week at the Health Service

25th May 2022
The Barraba community is invited to help us celebrate NAIDOC Week in the Sensory Garden at the Barraba Health Service on Tuesday 28th June 10.30am. Morning tea served. More information to come. ... read more

Shutter Bugs out and about

25th May 2022
Barraba Shutter Bugs Outings On Sunday 3rd April three Shutter Bug members travelled from Barraba to meet with four Manilla members to enjoy a morning of photography.  The group called the “Barraba Shutter Bugs” are enjoying a growing number of Manilla attendees at their meetings a ... read more

History Notes about the Barraba bridge

25th May 2022
History Notes A small meeting this month but that didn’t stop much discussion among the members.  This week we are hoping to finish cleaning out the IGA hall on Thursday – lots of rubbish and a few gems among the debris.  The 1911 rate books are now finished unless we find one ... read more

Cancer fund raisers say "thank you"

25th May 2022
Barraba Cancer Patients Fund Raising Group Biggest Morning Tea 2022 Last Thursday saw a crisp morning for setting up of the Barraba Cancer Patients Fund Raising Group’s annual Biggest Morning Tea event in the Queen Street Mall. The stall tables bulged with home baked delights – both swe ... read more

Hydrotherapy Pool opening hours

25th May 2022
BARRABA HYDROTHERAPY POOL Barraba Hydrotherapy Pool is a 12.5 metre heated indoor pool. The facility is open to the public and is also available for private hire for birthday parties or group exercise classes. Opening Hours - May to September 2022 Monday Closed Tuesday 6am to 8am and 2pm to 6pm ... read more

TRC secures $millions

25th May 2022
TAMWORTH LGA SECURES $5.3 MILLION IN AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT FUNDING The Liberal and Nationals Government is investing $5,305,066 in priority projects across the Tamworth Regional Council Area to support local jobs, businesses and the resilience of local economies to help communities bounce back from ... read more

Community Partnership Program open for funding applications

25th May 2022
COMMUNITY BUILDING PARTNERSHIPS PROGRAM NOW OPEN Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson is encouraging local councils and not-for-profit groups to apply for a share of $400,000 in funding under the hugely popular Community Building Partnerships Program. Mr Anderson said the Tamworth Electorate can sha ... read more

Barraba Central School Principals' report

18th May 2022
Across the Desk with the Principal Patrick Sullivan Welcome Back I want to welcome everyone back to term two and I look forward to an exciting term ahead. We have lots of sports coming up this term, from cross country to our athletics carnival. It will be a hectic time indeed. Anzac Day I would ... read more

Spinning lessons at the Claypan

18th May 2022
SPINNING BY AN OPEN FIRE IN WINTER... Does this sound enticing, would you like to try it – or is it something that you haven’t done in years and would like to get back in to? Mandy’s spinning and knitting group has commenced again at The Fuller Gallery, 74-78 Queen Street, Barrab ... read more

Winter Exhibition at the Claypan

18th May 2022
Winter Exhibition at The Claypan Opening Night Friday 10th June 6pm Browse the Gallery as you snack from the grazing board and enjoy the wine. Cost $15/person Open all weekend Saturday 11th to Monday 13th June 10am to 3pm with morning teas and soup lunches. Bring your weekend guests and enjoy som ... read more

Historical Society - Hoskisson Family

18th May 2022
Unfortunately, the markets had to be moved to the IGA hall this week­ something that hasn't happened for quite a while. Thank you to everyone for your co-operation - most of all the usual stall holders as well as the TRC stall with the Mayor and two councilors to talk to residents. During ... read more

TRC Meeting 10th April 22

18th May 2022
Tamworth Regional Council meeting update Here is an overview of outcomes from the Ordinary Meeting on Tuesday 10 April, 2022: Councillors tonight endorsed a number of key plans which guide Council’s operations to go on public exhibition to seek feedback from our community. They include Our ... read more

Make a difference, become a volunteer

18th May 2022
Make a difference in your community An exciting event is coming up on Thursday 19 May 2022; the RU Volunteering Expo. The expo aims to showcase volunteering opportunities in the Tamworth region to those who may be interested with a range of organisations holding stalls to exhibit what they ha ... read more

Upper Horton gets a new phone tower

18th May 2022
PHONE TOWER CAMPAIGN DELIVERS GREAT RESULT Member for New England and Deputy Prime Minister, Barnaby Joyce is ticking off another achievement today. Mr Joyce said one of his long-held passions for New England is to reduce the number of mobile phone black spots. “All too often, hills and val ... read more

Barnaby Joyce - tackles pests and weeds

18th May 2022
OVER $24.5 MILLION TO TACKLE PEST ANIMALS AND WEEDS Thirty-six projects, valued at more than $24.5 million to combat the impact of feral animals and weeds on agricultural and public land have been announced by the Coalition Government. Member for New England and Deputy Prime Minister, Barnaby Joyc ... read more

Federal Election - candidates for New England

18th May 2022
Federal Election: VOTING IS COMPLUSORY Polling Place: Bicentennial Community Centre, Bridge St, Barraba NSW 2347 Opening hours: Saturday 21 May 8am - 6pm House of Representatives candidates, New England Electorate Pavlo SAMIOS Liberal Democratic Party Cindy Anne DUNCAN United Australia Party ... read more

TRC landfill changes in Barraba and Manilla

18th May 2022
Hi Barraba and Manilla residents, We’ve heard that there has been mention of the potential closure of your landfills. We wanted to reach out to let you know this is NOT the case. As part of a review we recently undertook it was recommended we look at converting your landfills to Small Vehicl ... read more

Barraba Vet Clinic changes

18th May 2022
BARRABA VETERINARY CLINIC The Barraba Veterinary Clinic at 219 Mulwaree Rd has been closed now for some time. After an enquiry as to why the Barraba Vet building was closed, a spokesperson for the owner, Nandewar Animal Health Services of Manilla, recently stated on their Facebook page: “Unfo ... read more

Pre-polling locations

11th May 2022
The Federal poll will be conducted on Saturday, 21 May, while pre-poll voting commenced on Monday, 9 May. Pre-Poll Venues will be located at: 515 Peel Street, Tamworth Inland Technology – Unit 2, 383-391 Goonoo Goonoo Road, South Tamworth Shop 3, 106 Jesse Street, Armidale Stan Thiess M ... read more

Potters and Craft Guild 'Fireside Yarns' exhibition

11th May 2022
“FIRESIDE YARNS” – A WINTER EXHIBITION – JUNE LONG WEEKEND As the mercury drops, morning frosts cover the ground, fires roar and social outings dwindle we start to look for an excuse to beat the “winter blues”.  With the absence of a Frost Over Barraba arts ... read more

Community Plan "Have your say".

11th May 2022
Council’s Community Plan set to go on public exhibition Our Community Plan 2023-2033 – Council’s 10-year Community Strategic Plan – is expected to go on public exhibition next week following Tuesday’s Council meeting. Informed by the Community Survey which sought comm ... read more

Manilla Water Supply Upgrade complete

11th May 2022
Manilla Water Supply upgrade is now complete Council hosted an open day for residents to take a look through the new Water Treatment Plant with construction of the Manilla Water Supply upgrade now complete. For the Manilla community, the upgrade provides much greater flexibility and water supply s ... read more

Historical Society - some not so early memories

11th May 2022
History Notes  This week has seen the arrival of winter and the very appropriate list of winter pudding recipes for May.  I wonder how often we cook something such as Sago plum pudding these days – growing up we always had pudding after the main course at lunch time!  These day ... read more

Biggest Morning Tea - it's on again

11th May 2022
Gather one, gather all.......for the 2022 Cancer Council's AUSTRALlA's BIGGEST MORNING TEA. The Barraba Cancer Patients Fund Raising Group Inc. will again be hosting this nationwide event next Thursday 19th of May from 9am. The venue is the Queen Street Mall, adjacent to the beautiful, n ... read more

Great win for Barraba Rugby against Scone

11th May 2022
Rugby Union News The girls’ game against Scone started the day’s events. Scone were confident of success as they came through the gate, but were confronted by a very determined Barraba/Gwydir outfit. With the game only 3 minutes old Amie Middlemiss crossed for the home side 5-0, shortl ... read more

The Kelahers' leave Barraba

4th May 2022
END OF AN ERA – THE KELAHERS IN BARRABA My name is Des Kelaher. I was born in Barraba in 1935, the third of six children. My dad, Gordon, spent his entire working life with Clifton Motors, finishing up as a senior manager. The Kelahers had been in Barraba since about 1856; it was my great-gra ... read more

St Joseph's Primary School back for T2

4th May 2022
St Joseph’s School This week everyone has returned refreshed after the holidays and ready to learn, after a busy end to Term 1! We finished last term with a trio of liturgies to commemorate Holy Week, followed by our school cross country carnival. It was wonderful to see so many parents and g ... read more

Rural Womens Catchup at Horton

4th May 2022

Back to Upper Bingara weekend

4th May 2022
BACK TO UPPER BINGARA WEEKEND COMING   21 – 22 MAY 2022 Organisers are claiming the dates of 21 and 22 May as a plan to host a ‘Back to Upper Bingara’ weekend gathers momentum. Currently, a small committee has formed to get preparations underway for an event which hopes ... read more

They are in stitches at the Potters and Craft Guild

4th May 2022
WHY “KNOT” TRY SOMETHING NEW? With winter approaching the Claypan and Fuller Gallery are buzzing with new activities.  It is the perfect time to discover a new craft or hobby to keep occupied during the cold winter months as our gardens go into hibernation. Rosemary Orchard has st ... read more

Historical Society - Barrabas' first cemetery

4th May 2022
History Notes An ordinary week for the Historical Society with a few visitors calling in. Members of the O'Meara/Maloney family called in looking for family history­ some people would definitely remember Charlie O'Meara and his wife, Vera. We were also asked why there was no memorial ... read more

TRC Meeting 26th April 2022

4th May 2022
Here is an overview of outcomes from the Ordinary Meeting of Tamworth Regional       Council on 26 April 2022 As part of ongoing efforts to secure Tamworth’s water supply, Councillors have agreed to allocate $1,735,000 from the Wastewater Reserve to fund the earl ... read more

Proposed changes to the Barraba tip

4th May 2022
Barraba Tip Proposed Changes Current Operating Hours Monday – 9am to 12pm Thursday – 1pm to 4pm Friday – 9am to 12pm Saturday – 9am to 12pm Sunday – 9am to 12pm and 1pm to 4pm Proposed Operating Hours Monday – 8:30am to 11:30am Friday – 8:30am to 11 ... read more

The Food is Fantastic for Richardson House residents

4th May 2022
Richardson House     ‘Food for thought’ Many of you may have seen reports in the media regarding food that is being served to Residents in Aged Care Facilities. Unfortunately, as often the case, these articles only focus on the bad and do not represent the facilities tha ... read more

April 2022

ANZAC Day 2022 Barraba Remembers

27th April 2022
By 11am a large crowd had gathered around Barraba’s Queen St War Memorial on a perfect autumn day for the 2022 ANZAC Service. It was very pleasing to see a large representation from our two schools, who marched down Queen St with the veterans, led by our trumpet masters David Witton and Phil H ... read more

Saunders Family Reunion

27th April 2022
Saunders Family Reunion 24 descendants of one of the first settlers of the Barraba district, Sidney Smith William Saunders, gathered together for several days in early April at the Barraba Caravan Park, for a family reunion. The wife and 7 children (and their families) of Percy Saunders, (son of F ... read more

INTENDED DISTRIBUTION. ESTATE OF PAMELA MARY SILLS

27th April 2022
Form 114 (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 PAMELA MARY SILLS Any person having any claim upon the estate of Pamela Mary Sills, late of Barraba who died on 13th December 2021 must sen ... read more

History Notes - some ANZAC Day local history

27th April 2022
History Notes   Well, with all  the holidays over it is back to work for everyone - it is a long time since Easter and Anzac Day have been so close together, although a few normal weeks with normal work days and everything open, will get things moving before the frosts arrive. This ... read more

Manilla Heritage Museum - worth a visit

27th April 2022
Manilla Heritage Museum in Royce Cottage is located at the Manilla Visitor Information Outlet at 197 Manilla Street. The museum is full of historical memorabilia and archives relating to the history of Manilla. Within the complex is Yarramanbully School, a one teacher school operating from the early ... read more

Bundarra Festival of Place

27th April 2022
TWO festivals showcasing local food and entertainment will bring the Bundarra community together this month, with Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall announcing a $10,000 State Government grant to support activation events at the new multipurpose courts and in the main street. The funding was provi ... read more

ANZAC Day arrangments

20th April 2022
ANZAC DAY 2022 With the lifting of COVID restrictions The Barraba RSL is returning to the traditional format for this year’s ANZAC day. DAWN SERVICE   The Dawn Service will be held at the Memorial Clock on the corner of Queen and Maude Street. Those wishing to attend this service are ... read more

History Notes - the old Courthouse

20th April 2022
History Notes  Well, a lovely fine weekend which I am sure everyone enjoyed.  Apologies to anyone who may have seen the Market sign out for Easter – it was a mistake as we had a very successful market on the second Saturday of the month and this week only the Museum was open. Sever ... read more

St Laurence Parish Hall

20th April 2022
The renovation of the Parish Hall has been a work in progress for some years.  At last, thanks to some grants and the work of many faithful volunteers, it is restored to some of its former glory.  Painting has been completed and the floor sanded, sealed and polished.  At the back is t ... read more

Tamworth Reg Council meeting 12th April 22

20th April 2022
Here is an overview of outcomes from the Tamworth Regional Council Ordinary Meeting 12 April 2022: Councillors decided to apply for a permanent single year Additional Special Variation to increase our rate income for 2022/2023 by 2% including the existing 0.7% rate peg. A report to Council explaine ... read more

First Nations Artists Market

20th April 2022
Debut market showcases First Nations artists With less than two weeks to go until the debut live Arts North West Gather & Trade Aboriginal Artisans Market, organiser and 2 Rivers Pty Ltd managing director Lorrayne Fishenden is thrilled the event is about to launch. She said the line-up of artis ... read more

Conversations with the Councillors

13th April 2022
Conversations with the Councillors At last Saturday’s Markets, the Historical Society hosted 6 Councillors from TRC at the first ‘Meet the Councillors’ since the last Council elections. This was an initiative of the ‘About Barraba’ business group and many locals took t ... read more

Barraba Central School - end of term 1

13th April 2022
Across the Desk from the Principal Patrick Sullivan As term one ends, I would like to thank all staff, students, parents and carers for a beautiful start to the year. I've been privileged to see all the hard work in the classrooms. From Kindergarten with Mrs Sweeney to Years 7 & 8, learnin ... read more

Historical Society - does the old courthouse have a future?

13th April 2022
History Notes Although there were a couple of stalls missing on Saturday, the market was very successful with quite a lot of visitors and almost all the Tamworth Regional Councillors were present for at least part of the morning.  There were good sales of preserves, honey, plants and vegetable ... read more

Local small libraries get some funding

13th April 2022
FUNDING BOOST FOR LOCAL LIBRARIES Four small town libraries in the region are slated for upgrades after Tamworth Regional Council received $170,792 in funding from the NSW Government’s Public Library Infrastructure Grant program. Libraries in Barraba, Kootingal, Manilla and Nundle will share ... read more

Koala conservation grants available

13th April 2022
LOCAL GRANTS FOR KOALA CONSERVATION Community projects in New England will be eligible for grant funding to support the recovery and protection of local Koala populations. Grants of up to $200,000 will be offered for on-ground community projects and local activities that support the recovery and p ... read more

Barraba Rotary Club projects

6th April 2022
Following the article in the Community News about Barraba Rotary Club and its happenings and needs, we have had some interested people attend our meetings, some of whom have decided to become members or to assist with our fund raising of Charity money, which is allotted to projects here in Barraba. ... read more

ANZAC Day display opens 19th April

6th April 2022
ANZAC DAY MILITARY DISPLAY BARRABA 2022 This year’s Anzac Day exhibition will be held in the 3 shops on Queen Street, opposite NAB Bank. Between IGA and David Kelly’s accountancy. The exhibit will run from Tuesday, 19th April to Saturday, 30th April. For those that saw last year’ ... read more

Ron Derrick remembered

6th April 2022
Ronald John Derrick. Dad, uncle Ron, Ronnie, Dab …… whatever name you knew him by. How do you begin to tell the story of his life. It was a full life one that spanned 85 years and at least 50 more than he thought he would ever get to live. Born in Manly to Dick and Freida on Monday ... read more

Historical Society - Gwen Bell and 'The Bakers Dozen'

6th April 2022
History Notes Another week has rapidly passed and we look forward to the Market Day this Saturday.  This is a special day as we have visitors from Tamworth visiting the markets and they want to see as many residents as possible to discuss Barraba and its surrounds.  Are you satisfied with ... read more

Essential Energy - supporting new careers

6th April 2022
54 new starters power into a new career Fifty apprentices and trainees took a huge step up in their career as the group, part of Essential Energy’s largest-ever cohort including these apprentices, trainees, and four university graduates, participated in their first hands-on training sessions. ... read more

Barnaby Joyce and the LNP budget

5th April 2022
OUR PLAN POR A STRONGER FUTURE FOR NEW ENGLAND The Morrison-Joyce Government’s plan for a stronger future provides cost of living relief, creates more jobs, guarantees the essential services and keeps Australians safe, including in New England Deputy Prime Minister and Member for New England ... read more

March 2022

Something for everyone at the Potters and Craft Guild

30th March 2022
Something for everyone at the Potters and                                     Craft Guild Are you new to town and looki ... read more

Community College offering First Aid training

30th March 2022
COLLEGE CHAT     Hi, I am Tanya and I am the Community College Coordinator for Barraba. Here at the Barraba College we ran a Women’s Woodworking Workshop and the ladies involved thoroughly enjoyed their 6 week course with trainer Harry Mason.      ... read more

Historical Society - Charters and Capel family links

30th March 2022
History Notes The last week of daylight saving – there will be more time next week!! This week we had a successful street stall in spite of the stormy weather and sold most of the large collection of cooking.  Congratulations to Jan Freestone who won the fruit and vegetables. Apart fro ... read more

Barraba Show President says "Thanks"

30th March 2022
Last Thursday the Barraba PA & H had a meeting to review the Show that has been and gone.  It was great to find that most were very pleased with it especially surprising how many people attended/participate in the event, as it was decided to put a counter at the front gate.  Somewhere ... read more

Tamworth Regional Council meeting 22nd March 22

30th March 2022
Here is an overview of outcomes from the Ordinary Meeting of the 22nd March 2022:                Councillors have tonight unanimously supported a motion from Cr Stephen Mears calling on the NSW Government to release a range of in ... read more

Kevin Anderson - local heros nominations

30th March 2022
LOCALS ENCOURAGED TO NOMINATE LOCAL EMERGENCY SERVICES HERO Nominations are now open for the 2022 Rotary Clubs and Districts of NSW Emergency Services Community Awards (NSW RESCA), which recognise frontline emergency services personnel for service above and beyond the call of duty. Member for Tamw ... read more

Kevin Anderson - funding for events

30th March 2022
REGIONS EVENTS TO TAKE CENTRE STAGE WITH SUPPORT Regional events are set to grow back, better than ever thanks to Round Two of the $20 million Regional Events Acceleration Fund. Major sporting, musical or cultural events are set to benefit and local organisers are encouraged to apply for funding. ... read more

Barnaby Joyce the scourge of methamphetamines

30th March 2022
Continued funding to tackle scourge of methamphetamines   As part of our plan for a stronger future, the Morrison Joyce Government will extend the National Ice Action Strategy (NIAS), investing more than $343 million over four years in the ongoing fight to reduce the impact of ice, other drug ... read more

Barnaby Joyce - the LNP supports travel agents

30th March 2022
MORE SUPPORT FOR TRAVEL AGENTS The Morrison Joyce Government is providing $75.5 million in targeted support for travel agents and tour arrangement service providers. The program will support eligible travel agents and tour arrangement service providers who continue to support consumers to rebook t ... read more

ROADMAKING IN BARRABA IN 1911

30th March 2022
ROADMAKING IN BARRABA IN 1911 Another example of what a progressive far sighted place Barraba was in 1911. The account below from Trove ############################################# Manilla Express (NSW : 1899 - 1954), Saturday 3 June 1911, page 2 ROAD-MAKING BY MACHINERY BARRABA SHIRE'S P ... read more

Barraba Central School news this week

24th March 2022
Across the Desk from the Principal Patrick Sullivan It has been a busy term and I hope everyone is staying safe and well. We have had several students and staff that have been unwell with Covid. Regular school attendance is essential to assist students to maximise their potential, and students are ... read more

St Josephs school - what's news this week?

24th March 2022
Shae Mallise has been selected to represent our diocese in Diocesan Touch Football, to be held in Tamworth on 1 April 2022. Congratulation on your selection Shae and best of luck, we’re very proud of  your efforts. Our Parent Information Night was a great success with many families comin ... read more

History Notes - lots of enquiries from 'old' families

24th March 2022
History Notes This week has been another busy one with lots of interesting things happening and more to come. This week we have a street stall just to keep us on our toes. The countryside seems to be opening up with more visitors to town and I had Dubbo Turner and his daughter, on the doorstep dur ... read more

Barraba Bash - youth event

24th March 2022
The Barraba Bash will be a huge, one-day, combined youth event on the 26th of March, 2022 at Barraba Anglican Church. On the day we will see that Jesus is worth trusting in, & why we should live for him now & forever. It’s going to be a gre ... read more

Barraba Netball Assoc AGM

24th March 2022
The Barraba Netball Association annual AGM will be held on Wednesday 6.4.22, 6pm at the Bowling Club. All major positions have been filled, however the opportunity is there if you are interested in taking on a position. We will be discussing future competition structures and junior netball among oth ... read more

TRC - Food scrap recycling trial

22nd March 2022
Trial for new food scrap recycling service A group of 250 households in Tamworth are being asked to help their community navigate its way forward with recycling by taking part in a Food Organics Garden Organics (FOGO) trial. Tamworth Regional Council Manager Waste and Resource Recovery, Morne Hatt ... read more

TRC - Heritage Awards and funding announced

22nd March 2022
Heritage Festival dates announced and nominations now open for coveted Heritage Awards The annual Heritage Festival will take place from Friday 22 April to 1 May, 2022. Nominations are now open for the biennial Tamworth Regional Heritage Awards and will be open until 4pm, Wednesday 6 April, 2022. ... read more

Barnaby Joyce funds 5 projects in Tamworth and Bingara

22nd March 2022
AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT FUNDING TO MAKE FIVE PRIORITY PROJECTS IN NEW ENGLAND A REALITY   The Liberal and Nationals Government is investing almost $850,000 in priority projects across New England supporting local jobs, businesses and the resilience of local economies to help communities bounce ... read more

Barnaby Joyce announces more $$s for pensioners

22nd March 2022
More money in Pensioners pockets More than 41,000 residents in New England will benefit from a boost to their social security payments from 20 March to help them keep up with the changes in the cost of living. Age Pension, Disability Support Pension and Carer Payment rates will increase by $20.10 ... read more

Barnaby Joyce - 2022 Veterans' Employment Awards

22nd March 2022
NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR 2022 PRIME MINISTER’S VETERANS’ EMPLOYMENT AWARDS The search is on for Australia’s top veteran employers and employees, with nominations now open for the 2022 Prime Minister’s Veterans’ Employment Awards. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the awa ... read more

Kevin Anderson announces new youth support service

22nd March 2022
NEW YOUTH SUPPORT SERVICE OPENS IN TAMWORTH Children and young people living in Tamworth who have suicidal thoughts, have self-harmed or attempted suicide will now have access to community-based, non-clinical support, with the opening of the NSW Government’s new Youth Aftercare service. Memb ... read more

Kevin Anderson 1st motor cycle thunder rally for Tamworth

22nd March 2022
NATIONAL THUNDER MOTORCYCLE RALLY SET TO ROLL INTO TAMWORTH Thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts will make the pilgrimage to Tamworth in October 2022 for Australia’s first national motorcycle rally featuring all makes and models thanks to support from the NSW Government’s Regional Events ... read more

St Joseph's students learn about the floods

16th March 2022
       St Joseph’s school This week our school has been hearing about the devastating floods in Queensland and throughout the NSW east coast. Our 4/5/6 class have created some extremely thoughtful cards for children in the Lismore Diocese, offering their thoughts ... read more

Barraba Show rounds up for 2022

16th March 2022
Barraba Show roundup 2022 There were many highlights at this year’s show and one of them was the Xtreme Bronc ride on Friday night that attracted many excited spectators to see the cream of the crop in bronc riding take part. One of the major sponsors for this event was the NSW Government wit ... read more

Barraba Show Wool section results

16th March 2022
Wool Section – Show Report by Ian McColl   It was pleasing to receive 27 fleeces in the Wool Section this year.  The wool was of a very high standard, congratulations to all of the exhibitors.  We thank Mr Maurice McNeill, who travelled from Brisbane, to judge the fleeces. CH ... read more

Barraba Show Cattle results

16th March 2022
BARRABA CATTLE SHOW 2022 SHORTHORNS JUNIOR CHAMPION HEIFER Nagol Park Romance R118  Exhibitor: RW & NL Evans RESERVE JUNIOR CHAMPION  HEIFER  Nagol Park Romance R119 Exhibitor: RW & NL Evans SENIOR CHAMPION FEMALE Nagol Park Ellies Romance L146 Exhibitor: RW & NL Evans ... read more

Barraba Show Campdraft

16th March 2022
Barraba Show Campdraft Congratulations to the Barraba Show campdraft committee, competitors, sponsors and donors of cattle for the staging of a very successful long weekend of drafting, commencing at daylight on Thursday and finishing after lunch on Sunday. Thank you to Brie Stanger Photography for ... read more

Barraba Show horse sports results

16th March 2022
Horse Sports Event 11 – Barrel Race (BOY/GIRL 13-17years)             1st – Regan Simpson ridding Corona (18.32)             2nd – Zara McMurtrie ridding Amber (20.28) ... read more

Barraba Show Pet Show

16th March 2022
Pet Show a Great Success and Great Fun It was a perfect day for the children’s annual Pet Show, and every one of the 87 entries and their handlers seemed to have a great time. Perhaps not ‘Softly’ the Silky Hen, stuck in her cage! I guess it was the safest place with all the over ... read more

Historical Society learn about Aboriginal family history

16th March 2022
The Aboriginal families of Barraba On Sunday morning 13 March, Nandewar Historical Society members gathered at the Barraba Museum for a talk and discussion led by Brad Sutherland from Tamworth.  Brad was accompanied by his wife Debbie, granddaughter Tamara, and uncle Paul White from Manilla. ... read more

Historical Society some Cobbadah facts

16th March 2022
History Notes A busy few days for members this week with the markets and some interesting visitors on Sunday, and this is meeting week as well. The markets went off well on Saturday- just a couple less stalls than usual and a steady stream of visitors visiting the stalls and having a rest on the te ... read more

Pfizer vacc 5-11 year olds 10th May at Barraba MPS

16th March 2022

Cancer Fundraising group have their AGM

16th March 2022
Barraba Cancer Patients Fund Raising Group Annual Report 2021 Once again owing to Covid restrictions our activities for the year were very limited. The ‘Biggest Morning Tea’ was held in the Mall, with deliveries to business houses. This event was in conjunction with a particularly wel ... read more

Kevin Anderson and Seniors helping in our region

16th March 2022
CELEBRATE SENIORS HELPING OUR REGION THRIVE Seniors who make our region a great place to live can be recognised for their efforts, with Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson encouraging the community to nominate superstar seniors as part of the 2022 NSW Seniors Festival Local Achievement Award. Nomin ... read more

Ecological burn at Whitehaven

9th March 2022
Ecological Burn Notice Please be advised that Whitehaven Coal will be undertaking Burn Preparation and a cool season Ecological Burn on the properties “Wirradale” and “Willeroi” between 15 March 2022 and 29 April 2022. For further information, please contact Whitehaven Biodi ... read more

Barraba Show local shop window winners

9th March 2022
2022 Barraba Show Window display results Judging of the shop window displays is done & dusted. Congratulations to the ribbon winners and a BIG THANK YOU to all businesses who once again organized a display to promote the show. All of the displays were fantastic, so thank you again. Thank you to ... read more

Barraba Show raffle results

9th March 2022
Barraba show raffle 2022 Results Thank you to all donors of prizes: 1st prize: Full car service - Kensells Tamworth -  David Witten 2nd: $150 Fuel Vouchers - Campbells BP - Inverell  - David Penna 3rd: $100 Food voucher- IGA Barraba – Wil Sedgwick 4th: Product from GMC Electrica ... read more

Barraba Show Pavilion results

9th March 2022
2022 Barraba Show Results Pavilion Photography Champion Black and White Print – Kaye Sawyer Champion Colour Print – Paula McIver Most Successful Exhibitor, colour or black and white – Margaret Harris Champion School Photographic Entry – Akira Kanno Most Successful Exhib ... read more

Historical Society - Capel Family story

9th March 2022
History Notes   This weekend is Market Day Saturday – another busy time just after the last weekend.  Features of the market day will be much the same as usual although there is some speculation that a new feature may be added. Next Sunday we are expecting a special visitor to com ... read more

TRC local sewer upgrades

9th March 2022
Sewer project a $300,000 investment Tamworth Regional Council is investing $300,000 to rehabilitate 50 sewer maintenance holes across Tamworth and Barraba, to ensure these crucial pieces of waste infrastructure remain robust for years to come. A coating of calcium aluminate cement (CAC) will be ap ... read more

New infrastructure for the Barraba Rugby Club

9th March 2022
INCLUSIVITY ON THE AGENDA AT BARRABA RUGBY CLUB Barraba Rugby Club is set for game-changing infrastructure upgrades thanks to $678,073 from the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund. Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said the funds will be used to provide change room facilities ... read more

Support Manilla Show 11-13 March 22

9th March 2022
Manilla Show 2022 Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, step right up for the 2022 Manilla Show. Kicking off on Friday 11 March and running through to Sunday 13 March, this family-friendly extravaganza is set to be a weekend not to miss.  President of the Manilla Show Society, Jim Maxwell is ... read more

Barraba Show - the latest information

2nd March 2022
Barraba Show this weekend.  4th- 6th March 2022 Preparations for the 2022 Barraba Show are in their final week. All hands were on deck over the weekend and during the week leading up to the show to prepare pavilions, grounds and exhibitor areas ready for exhibitors & visitors to Barraba. T ... read more

Barraba Show - Young Farmers event

2nd March 2022
A new fun event on Sunday at 10am will be the Young Farmers Challenge for teams of 4, in senior (over 18yrs) junior (12-18yrs) and tiny (under 12yrs) categories, testing their skills with swag rolling, whip cracking, dry weet-bix eating, electric fence construction, hay bale stacking & wheel bar ... read more

Garden trip to Bingara

2nd March 2022
Trip to Bingara Living Classroom Sustainable Garden Includes a lecture on Organic Gardening Bus $20 PP for 13 or more people plus $5 entry per person Thursday 31 March, bus departing 9am return 2pm There will be access to kitchen for making morning tea but bring a mug, coffee, tea, milk. Bring ... read more

History Notes - history of the Barraba PA&H Show

2nd March 2022
History Notes As everyone should know this is Show Week.  The Historical Society will have a small presence in the pavilion and we hope that those interested in history and some of our past citizens will see the photos.  Our exhibition was going to be a slide show but with our members bei ... read more

Covid restriction as at 25th Feb

2nd March 2022
From Friday 25 February 2022, the following restrictions will be eased: Face masks will only be required on public transport and public transport waiting areas, planes, and indoors at airports, public hospitals, private health facilities, residential aged care facilities or hostels and indoor music ... read more

TRC Meeting 22 Fb 22

2nd March 2022
Council meeting update Here is an overview of outcomes from TRC Ordinary Meeting Tuesday 22 February, 2022: There was high praise for the success of tree planting initiatives when Councillors discussed a report from the Urban Street Tree Management Plan Advisory Group including a proposed 2022 Gre ... read more

February 2022

Telecommunications review good news for NE

23rd February 2022
Recommendations of Regional Telecommunications Review good news for New England Deputy Prime Minister and Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce announced the tabling of the 2021 Regional Telecommunications Review Report in Parliament. The report delivers a comprehensive set of recommendations ... read more

History Notes - Ms Rachel Myers

23rd February 2022
History Notes Society members held a successful meeting this week discussing items for the year 2022. There was also a request for more early history of the Akers family    and there will probably be another visit from a keen researcher whose Akers ancestor was born in southern N.S.W ... read more

What's on at the Men's Shed?

23rd February 2022
Barraba Men's Shed Up-date Feb 2022 For the new arrivals in town as well as the established residents, we at the Barraba Men's Shed wish to advise what the members have accomplished in the last few years. One of the main jobs has been the repair and refurbishment of furniture items that f ... read more

Only 10 days to Show Time

23rd February 2022
The countdown continues, with only 2 weeks to the 111th annual Barraba Show on the 4th – 6th March. Barraba Show President, Dave Penna said, “It’s exciting bringing the Show back to a full complement of attractions and activities for the 2022 edition of the Show.” Competiti ... read more

Barraba Pet Show is on again

23rd February 2022
The Dog and Small Pet Show Our very popular pet show is on again at the 2022 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 &nd ... read more

Popular Barraba Street Art attracts attention

23rd February 2022
LAUNCH OF THE LATEST PUBLIC ART MURAL “BEDTIME STORY” Yet another spectacular large mural was completed in Barraba last week. Located on the northern wall of the Barraba library, the colourful painting, measuring some six metres high and thirteen metres long, is the work of Blue Mountai ... read more

Check out the Covid rules at Richardson House prior to a visit

23rd February 2022
Update for Visitors to Richardson House Today I have had a conversation with Public Health Network and have been advised the following in regards to visitors to Aged Care Facilities: All visitors are asked to undertake a Rapid Antigen Test prior to their visit.  Evidence of this can be a phot ... read more

NSW Covid rules from 18-2-22

23rd February 2022
From the NSW Government Covid Website – From Friday 18 February 2022, the following restrictions will be eased:  Density limits no longer apply  QR check-ins will only be required for certain venues  Singing and dancing will be permitted at all venues, except music festiva ... read more

NSW Support for local business

23rd February 2022
SUPPORTING SMALL BUSINESS THROUGH OMICRON Small business who experienced downturn over summer can now apply for a NSW Government support payment of up to $5,000 per week through Service NSW. Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson encouraged businesses with reduced cash flow to apply for the Small Busi ... read more

RAT rollout for disability services

23rd February 2022
RAT ROLLOUT IN RESIDENTIAL DISABILITY SETTINGS People living and working in disability funded residential settings in the region will begin receiving free Rapid Antigen Tests from this week to help reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission. Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson welcomed the announceme ... read more

More graduate nurses allocated to Barraba MPS

23rd February 2022
TAMWORTH WELCOMES 40 NEW GRADUATE NURSES AND MIDWIVES Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson has announced that 40 graduate nurses and midwives will start work across the electorate this year. Mr Anderson thanked the graduates, many of whom are commencing in the Hunter New England Local Health Distric ... read more

Barraba Rotary Club update

16th February 2022
Barraba Rotary Club Message to our Community It is highly likely that the Rotary Club of Barraba will cease to exist during this year. On the 20 August 1955 our Club began, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Manilla. So, our Club has a history of service to you all for more than 65 years. Currently, w ... read more

Historical Society markets last week

16th February 2022
Barraba Rotary Club Message to our Community It is highly likely that the Rotary Club of Barraba will cease to exist during this year. On the 20 August 1955 our Club began, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Manilla. So, our Club has a history of service to you all for more than 65 years. Currently, w ... read more

Barraba Show - Sunshine theme

16th February 2022
Barraba Show Snippet The 2022 Barraba Show is fast approaching, only 3 weeks to go! The show society is once again asking all businesses & rural people to promote the show with a window display or decorated mail box. Do you think you have this year’s winning window display? The pavilion t ... read more

Get cooking for the Barraba Show

16th February 2022
Barraba Show cooking section The Barraba Show is coming up on 4-6th March 2022. The pavilion has had a makeover on the outside and has been dusted off inside. We are looking forward to celebrating our ‘Sunshine’ theme. A new class to Barraba Show this year is a Persian Love Cake. This ... read more

Street Art mural - 'Bedtime Story'

16th February 2022
LAUNCH OF THE LATEST PUBLIC AFT MURAL “BEDTIME STORY” On Monday morning Councillor Judy Coates officially “launched” Barraba’s latest spectacular Street Art masterpiece. She was assisted by a small group of small folks – Barraba pre-schoolers, who listened intent ... read more

Historical Society - more about Cobbadah PO

16th February 2022
History Notes What a lovely day for markets on Saturday. The average number of stalls provided a wide variety of goods from vegetables to paintings to jams, pottery, plants and jewelry. The music was very pleasant to listen to and some people were happy to sit on the patio and enjoy the company. Th ... read more

TRC Meeting 8th Feb 22

16th February 2022
Council meeting update Here is an overview of outcomes from the Tuesday 8 February, 2022 Ordinary Meeting: Councillors attended to some “administrative housekeeping”, formalising appointments to 32 different special purpose committees, working groups, external boards and organisations. ... read more

TRC Sustainability Strategy survey

16th February 2022
We are currently reviewing our Tamworth Regional Council Sustainability Strategy. To ensure the new strategy reflects your opinions and values when it comes to sustainability, we are undertaking a survey between Tuesday 8 February and Wednesday 23 February, 2022. The survey will be conducted over t ... read more

3rd Covid Vacc clinic in Barraba

9th February 2022
BARRABA COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINIC Barraba Hospital Pfizer Vaccination Clinic Appointment Essential Tuesday 22nd February 9.30am to 4pm Please ring Barraba MPS to register in office hours 0267822500 Open to those aged 12 years and over (including 60 years and over) Children aged 12 to 15 y ... read more

Join the Local PA and H Show

9th February 2022
Have you considered becoming a member of the Barraba Show Society? 2022 Membership Applications/Renewals are available at the show office from 28th February to 4th March. Membership forms are available on the website: www.barrabashow.com.au/forms Membership entitles you to: A two-day pass to th ... read more

PA and H Show Wool Exhibits

9th February 2022
ATTENTION WOOL PRODUCERS!! Do you have fleeces to enter in the 2022 Barraba Show?  Be in the running for some of the fantastic prizes on offer.  You can find the full wool schedule at www.barrabashow.com.au Fleeces can be left at the Show office during the Show week or at the Wool pavili ... read more

Get your photos ready for the PA and H Show

9th February 2022
ARE YOUR PHOTOS READY FOR THE BARRABA SHOW? A timely reminder that photography entries close at 3:30pm on Tuesday 1st March 2022. All exhibits, entry forms and fees must be with the Show Secretary by this time. NO ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THIS DEADLINE. The full schedule for Section 19 &nd ... read more

Launch of the Mural in the Mall

9th February 2022
COMMUNITY INVITE: LAUNCH OF LATEST PUBLIC ART MURAL ‘BEDTIME STORY’ Barraba Public Art are officially launching their latest mural ‘Bedtime Story’, by renowned artists Scott Nagy and Janne Birkner (aka krimsone) and they would like to invite the local community to come alo ... read more

History Notes Cobbadah Post Office and more!

9th February 2022
History Notes No enquiries re history this week which is a first. The markets resume this week so be sure and call in for a look and perhaps pick up some honey or a plant, or a painting or some sewing – there is usually a wide collection to view and then you can sit and listen to the music. ... read more

TRC supporting local events

9th February 2022
Event organisers to receive a helping hand Applications are now open for the 2022-2023 Regional Events Marketing Program, an annual program which sees Tamworth Regional Council provide marketing support to events in the Tamworth region.Each year the Tamworth region delivers a range of diverse even ... read more

Clearing Sale 19th Feb 10am

9th February 2022
Clearing Sale 17 Railway Street Barraba NSW 2347 Saturday 19th February 2022 Commencing: 10.00am Including:  Retired builder equipment in top condition; electric chain saw sharpener; 3 hand drills; Ass. Fishing gear; 3 axes; 3 gas master portable cookers; Farm master 3 burner gas BBQ & ... read more

NSW Support for local accommodation providers

9th February 2022
MORE GOOD NEWS FOR LOCAL ACCOMODATION PROVIDERS Accommodation providers across the region will be looking forward to welcoming more guests thanks to two new NSW Government voucher programs – Parents NSW and Stay NSW. The vouchers are welcome news after many local providers faced cancellation ... read more

Roxy Theatre renos

9th February 2022
THE preservation of Bingara’s grand old dame, the Roxy Theatre, will take centre stage in Gwydir Shire Council’s program of works this year after Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall today announced an $110,000 State Government grant for significant restoration works on the iconic buildi ... read more

Tree Planting for Queen's Jubilee

9th February 2022
Planting trees for the Queen’s Jubilee Eligible groups and organisations in New England are invited to contact my office to discuss potential projects for nomination for an Australian Government grant to plant trees in honour of the legacy of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II and her 70 years o ... read more

1800Respect contract

9th February 2022
Telstra Health secures five-year contract to deliver 1800RESPECT The Morrison-Joyce Government is pleased to announce Telstra Health as the successful provider to deliver 1800RESPECT – the national family, domestic and sexual violence counselling service, following an extensive open and compe ... read more

$68M for Ag traceability

9th February 2022
New England producers to benefit from $68 million step up on ag traceability Australian Government is investing $68.4 million in agricultural traceability Traceability is key to maintaining our international reputation and securing international market premiums for Australian producers. Initiat ... read more

Australia Day Winners

1st February 2022
2022 Barraba Australia Day Celebrations There was a large crowd at the RSL Memorial Hall on 26 January for the Australia Day celebrations and the Annual Australia Day Awards. MC Helen Rixon kept proceedings moving along nicely. In the background, Tamworth Regional Council local manager Lisa Hannafo ... read more

A new mural in the Mall

1st February 2022
A Mural in the Mall The Public Art Committee are delighted to announce that another artwork is about to find it’s way onto the walls of our town adding to the emerging art trail.   The Public Art Committee have secured the incredible talent of Scott Nagy and Janne Birkner to bring to lif ... read more

A Giant Garage Sale 12 and 13 Feb

1st February 2022
Giant Garage Sale 2nd weekend in February. Over 2 days Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th 15/17 Henry Street Items for sale New shower with base. New toilet suite Fly screen doors. Fly screen windows Plumbing fittings. New taps Electric tools (not batteries) Chain Saw/Drop Saw/Slide Saw. Bench ... read more

Barnaby Joyce Flood Recovery Grants

1st February 2022
FLOOD RECOVERY GRANTS TO DELIVER CRUCIAL SUPPORT FOR NEW ENGLAND SMALL BUSINESSES AND NOT-FOR-PROFITS Small businesses and not-for-profits can now apply for grants of up to $50,000 to help them recover from recent severe storm and flooding events in the New England regions of NSW. These grants are ... read more

TRC Meeting Report 25th Jan 22

1st February 2022
Council meeting update Here is an overview of outcomes from the Ordinary Meeting Tuesday 25 January, 2022 Councillors tonight supported a Notice of Motion from Deputy Mayor Mark Rodda asking for consideration to be given to reinstating the biennial bulky waste pick up service for residents. Counci ... read more

NSW Government Business Support

1st February 2022
BUSINESSES REELING FROM CANCELLATIONS FIND SUPPORT The latest NSW Government COVID support package is welcome news for local businesses who have lost income following the postponement of the Tamworth Country Music Festival. Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said the $1 billion package was welcome ... read more

History Notes - Dean and Smith

1st February 2022
History Notes To begin with I must acknowledge all the hard work that Jenny has put into the running of the society’s markets and congratulations on the Australia Day win.  Unfortunately, society members were rather scarce at the function due partly to the virus and the lateness of boost ... read more

'Sunshine' is the Barraba Show theme

1st February 2022
The Barraba show pavilion theme for 2022 is “SUNSHINE” With the wonderful season that we have been having, hopefully there will be lots of flowers, fruit & veges for the Barraba Show on the 4th-6th March 2022. New classes in the flower section include: PRE SCHOOL STUDENTS Arranged ... read more

Community College - what's on the program?

1st February 2022
COLLEGE CHAT Hi, I am Tanya and I am the Community College Coordinator for Barraba Classes get underway for Term 1 starting in February. Don’t forget all you seniors who would love to improve your technology skills our Tech Savvy Seniors classes are starting again on Thursday 10th February ... read more

January 2022

Barraba Show Young Women

26th January 2022
Barraba Show Young Woman Judging was held on the 16th January. Congratulations to the 3 very confident young women who entered this year’s competition. The judges found it a VERY difficult task and commend all entrants on their professionalism and support of the Barraba Show and the Barraba c ... read more

History Notes - Cliftons Garage

26th January 2022
History Notes  This week we have been asked an unusual question concerning one of the older buildings in Barraba.  Who built Clifton’s Garage?  If anyone knows please let us know. Clifton’s started in Barraba dealing in push bikes and then cars from about 1912.  Mos ... read more

Seniors Travel Card opens

26th January 2022
APPLICATIONS FOR THE REGIONAL SENIORS TRAVEL CARD OPEN The much-loved Regional Seniors Travel Card makes its return in 2022 with applications now open through ServiceNSW. The card is designed to assist with travel costs for eligible seniors living in regional NSW and can be used for: Trains Fue ... read more

Australia Day Winners

26th January 2022
Australia Day Award winners announced in Barraba A strong crowd came together at the Barraba RSL Memorial Hall to celebrate Barraba’s unsung heroes at the annual Australia Day Awards event which included a community lunch and free community access to Barraba Pool for the day. Tamworth Regio ... read more

Australia Day Celebrations

19th January 2022
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2022 AT 11 AM Barraba Australia Day Event Barraba RSL Memorial Hall We invite you to celebrate Australia Day in Barraba. 11am: Formal Ceremony including the presentation of the annual Australia Day Awards and Ambassador Address.12pm: Community Lunch with free entry to the ... read more

Australia Day Nominees

19th January 2022
Barraba Australia Day Award Nominees   (Monday 17 January, 2022)   Frank Darlington Achiever of the Year This award is given to a young person aged below 23 years who has contributed to the community or has had an outstanding achievement over a number of years. The nominees are: Ms ... read more

Barraba Show Secretary, on the job

19th January 2022
Introducing Barraba Show Societies new secretary Carmen Bennett (L) Learning the ropes (in a covid safe way) from out-going secretary Julie Williams. Welcome Carmen and thank you to Julie for her 4 years of dedicated service to the Barraba Show Society. Barraba Show is on the 4th-6th March 2022. ... read more

What's on at the Community College?

19th January 2022
COLLEGE CHAT Hi, I am Tanya and I am the Community College Coordinator for Barraba Happy New Year from the staff at Community College.  Classes get underway for Term 1 starting in February. We are offering a wonderful opportunity for local ladies to turn their hand at woodworking with a 1 d ... read more

History Notes - Loder and Finn families research

19th January 2022
History Notes A Happy New Year to everyone.  The museum is open on Friday mornings and on various other days – if the gate is open and/or the open sign is in the street, do come in and say hello.  There are several members who may like to come in and pay their membership.  At t ... read more

Info about Emergency Warnings

19th January 2022
KNOW THE SIGNS: NATIONAL CAMPAIGN TO HELP PEOPLE IN NEW ENGLAND TO BETTER UNDERSTAND EMERGENCY WARNINGS The Australian Government has launched a $2 million national campaign to ensure Australians impacted by bushfires and other natural hazards better understand what to do when they receive a warnin ... read more

RATs redirected to Health

19th January 2022
RAPID ANTIGEN TESTS - STATEMENT FROM KEVIN ANDERSON MP Following discussions with the Ministry of Health regarding the safety and viability of the local hospitality industry and the community during the Tamworth Country Music Festival, I was able to secure a delivery of 20,000 Rapid Antigen Tests t ... read more

Tamworth Pfizer Vaccination info

19th January 2022
Tamworth Hospital Pfizer Vaccinations The COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Finder is the best way to book a vaccination. Find a clinic near you that suits your needs by answering some simple questions. You can use the Vaccine Clinic Finder to book for yourself, your children, or someone else. www.health.g ... read more