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July 2024

About Barraba AGM notice

10th July 2024
About Barraba lncorporated.Annual General Meeting                                          &nbs ... read more

Local Gov Elections info for candidates

10th July 2024
Local Government Elections Tamworth Regional Council  A reminder for anyone considering running in the 2024 Local Government Elections for the Tamworth region, that on 17 July, there will be an info session at the Tamworth Community Centre from 6pm - 8pm. Registrations required, www.tamworth.n ... read more

What's on at The Playhouse on Sunday?

10th July 2024
The Playhouse Cinema 2.00 pm SUN 14 JULYA TALE OF TWO CITIES(PG, 128 mins)To celebrate Bastille Day, relish the unsurpassed 1935 version of ATOTC on the big screen, with its grand, sweeping storyline, impeccable period detail and definitive portrayal of Dickens' colourful characters. ... read more

Golden Jubilee for Fr Curran

10th July 2024
Golden Jubilee Celebration Fr John Curran, our Catholic Priest, will celebrate his Golden Jubilee of Ordination during August. To celebrate this milestone of 50 years in the priesthood, we will be having a celebration mass service at St John’s Catholic Church on Sunday 25 August commencing a ... read more

Music Musta back on 14th July

10th July 2024
Barraba High Country Music Musta Sunday 14th July 2024.  12 to 4pm.              FREE ENTRY Walk-up artists welcome Barraba Bowling Club ... read more

2025 Tamworth Country Music plans

10th July 2024
TCMF 2025 SHOWS ANNOUNCE Tickets on Sale Monday 8 July | 10AM Entertainment Venues announce a bumper line-up of shows across their venues for the 2025 Toyota Tamworth Country Music Festival. “We are thrilled to have a mix of new and old in our programme of shows for 2025 – all the fav ... read more

Free winter family fun night

10th July 2024
Step into the magic of our Giant Snow Globe! Embrace the magic of winter on Saturday, 10 August for ‘A Winter’s Night’, a free event to be held on Peel Street between Bourke and Brisbane Street. This enchanting evening promises to warm your heart and lift your spirits with the bes ... read more

History Notes - Do you know about Stevens or Dower families?

10th July 2024
History Notes Back on the job this week and I am glad to report that Julie has had her operation and is staying in Sydney for a while to recover.  We hope that the surgery has been successful and look forward to her returning home in a little while. This coming week is going to be rather busy ... read more

The importance of organ donation

10th July 2024
52 years with you, 6 without you. Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take. But by the moments that take our breath away.  As the anniversary of Guys death comes and goes for the 6th time I decided to continue his organ donation story. After conversations with people I realised t ... read more

Mowers and garden tools for sale

2nd July 2024
John’s Mower Repairs For sale, best offer Victor lawn mower and catcher 4 stroke lawn mower and catcher Ryobi whipper, brush cutter Homelite petrol leaf blower GMC petrol leaf blower All been serviced Contact John Goggins  0481784801 ... read more

Get ready for 'Frost'

2nd July 2024
Frost Over Barraba Street StallsStall-holders are invited to Queen Street.Saturday 7th September 2024.Goods must be homemade and sourced locally.$10 per stall.    Apply via email asap: frostoverbarraba@yahoo.com.au   REQUEST FOR TENDER The Frost Over Barraba Committee invites ... read more

Tell us about your clever working dog

2nd July 2024
HISTORY NOTES  By Margaret Currell and Julie Williams Julie writes - Last week the death occurred in Brisbane of Marie Hall, a long-ago resident of the Barraba district.  Not many people in Barraba now would remember her because she left the area when she married Jim Hall in 1967. She d ... read more

Garage sale this Saturday

2nd July 2024
Sat 6-7-2024      151 Queen Street, Barraba Starts 9am to 3pm Some furniture, linen, Household items, glassware, Crockery, odds & ends, Photo frames. Come and grab a bargain. ... read more

Sunday movie at The Playhouse

2nd July 2024
2.00 pm SUN 7 JULY          NOWHERE SPECIAL              (M, 95 mins)James Norton plays a terminally ill single father racing time to find new carers for his four-year-old son. A poignant fi ... read more

News from the Senior Citz

2nd July 2024
Senior Citizens’ Notes Hi everyone, Friday’s meeting was well attended, with all members having their ideas taken on board. Our trip to Bingara is being happily anticipated.  At the moment there are only a couple of seats left. So, folks, dress warmly - everyone to be at the Seni ... read more

NSW cuts regional arts funding

2nd July 2024
BUDGET BLUES FOR REGIONAL ARTS The NSW budget has thrown the future of regional arts into jeopardy by stripping guaranteed funding to all 15 Regional Arts Development Organisations (RADOs). Under the Minns Labor Government’s new Arts and Cultural Funding program, RADOs will no longer receive ... read more

TRC meeting 25th June 2024 report

2nd July 2024
Council meeting update Here is an overview of outcomes from TRC Ordinary Meeting on Tuesday 25th June 2024: Tamworth Regional Council has voted to increase its total ordinary rate income by 18.5 per cent next financial year through implementing the Special Rate Variation approved by the Independ ... read more

Aged care training at the Community College

2nd July 2024

June 2024

TRC heritage funding available

26th June 2024
Funding on offer for heritage buildings Owners of buildings in the region that are heritage listed, or located in a heritage precinct are encouraged to apply for Council’s Heritage Assistance Fund 2024 -2025. Tamworth Regional Council Heritage Working Group chair, Councillor Helen Tickle sai ... read more

Graymont Carbon Reduction Fund

26th June 2024

Celebrate the Memorial Clock Centenary 11th Nov

26th June 2024
Barraba Memorial Clock Centenary Planning for the 100th Birthday Celebrations are under way to commemorate "The Clock" and its importance to our heritage. An enthusiastic committee has been meeting to organise activities to be held on the 11th November 2024. The committee are asking community memb ... read more

Can you help with info about the Dower and Stevens families?

26th June 2024
HISTORY NOTES By Julie Williams and Terry Threlfall Are you related to these families? A few weeks ago the following query appeared on the Barraba Historical Museum Facebook page: Good morning This is my first attempt to make contact with the Barraba Historical group. We are digging into the fa ... read more

Local projects in the NSW budget

26th June 2024
LOCAL PROJECTS STILL ON TRACK IN BUDGET The 2024/25 NSW Budget has delivered important funding to ensure local projects will stay on track however this is despite a skin and bones budget that delivered little else for new projects.  Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said it was disappointing ... read more

New MP for Northern Tablelands

26th June 2024
NEW MEMBER FOR NORTHERN TABLELANDS CONGRATULATIONS BRENDAN MOYLAN MP While the final result of yesterday’s by-election won’t be formally declared until 10 July, the outcome is clear and I want to offer a massive congratulations to my friend Brendan Moylan for Northern Tablelands, who I ... read more

Movie this Sunday

26th June 2024
The Playhouse HotelTHE SWEARING JAR (M, 111 mins)  2 pm Sunday 30 June A highly praised new Canadian movie, described by critics as "brilliantly conceived" and "a truthful, complex study of mourning, moving on and the enduring quality of love."       &n ... read more

Time changes for the Barraba tip

26th June 2024

What does the TRC rates increase mean for services?

26th June 2024
Key messages - Our Annual Plan & Budget and Special Variation   Speaking Points In relation to AOP and The Special Variation will get us:   Continuation of existing service levels with the addition of- In year 1: $4 million additional expenditure on roads Increase to pensioner ... read more

Barraba Central School T2 Principal's Report

26th June 2024
Across the Desk From the Principal, Patrick Sullivan   Dear Parents, Guardians, Students and Staff, As we approach the end of Term 2, I am delighted to share some fantastic news and updates from Barraba Central School. It’s been a busy and rewarding few weeks filled with remarkable ac ... read more

Barraba Medical Centre

18th June 2024
Barraba Medical Centre Due to unforeseen circumstances the Medical Centre will be closed from Monday 1st July until Friday 5th July. We will re-open on Monday 8th July at 9.00am. We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause. If you require any scripts during that week, please contact ... read more

Community event for NAIDOC Week 2024

18th June 2024
NAIDOC WEEK 2024 The Barraba Multipurpose Service and Richardson House Invite our Indigenous and Extended Community to come and Celebrate NAIDOC Week 2024 with us. Thursday 15th August 2024 at 10am in the Day Centre. Celebrations will include a Welcome to Country, Presentations from the local sch ... read more

History of the old saleyards

18th June 2024
HISTORY NOTES                            by Terry Threlfall (Margaret Currell is having a few weeks break) The Barraba Saleyards – looking forlorn As you dr ... read more

'Payroll' this Sunday at the movies

18th June 2024
The Playhouse Cinema 2.00 pm SUN 23 JUNPAYROLL(M, 117 mins)A refreshingly gritty 1961 classic British crime drama starring a young Michael Craig. The robbery of a high-tech payroll van in moody Newcastle-on-Tyne goes horribly wrong. Clever storytelling, raw performances and a jazz score make this g ... read more

TRC Meting 11th June 2024 outcomes

18th June 2024
Here is an overview of outcomes from the Ordinary Meeting of Tamworth Regional Council on Tuesday 11 June, 2024: After consideration of the Tamworth Regional Council Heritage Working Group (TRCHWG) meeting minutes, Council voted to amend the Terms of Reference. Whilst this means the King George V ... read more

Special rate rise facts from TRC

18th June 2024
Here are the facts about the Special Rate Variation: The rate rise is needed because of the widening gap between TRC income level and the growing costs of providing current services and infrastructure across the region. The IPART approved permanent increase is for 36.3% over two years. Current ra ... read more

Local Gov Elections Info sessions

18th June 2024
WOMEN IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT On Friday 5 July, a Women for Election EQUIP: Candidate Training Program session will be held at the Tamworth Community Centre. This training is free and will provide tools and techniques for women with the key knowledge of how to campaign at all levels of government. The ... read more

Tamworth BBQ festival

18th June 2024
Hot line up for Tamworth’s new festival The Tamworth Barbeque Festival will be one for music fans with the first round of acts for the inaugural festival including bands, duos and DJs from all over the country. Headlining the hot new event will be festival favourites The Wolfe Brothers, Y.O. ... read more

3G Network closing soon

18th June 2024
Act now, don’t delay Australia’s 3G networks are closing down. It is important that Australians know if they will be impacted, and have time to upgrade their phones and other devices before they are closed. If you receive notice from your service provider to upgrade your device, don&rsq ... read more

Save the date for the Garden Ramble

18th June 2024
SAVE THE DATE Barraba Cancer Patients Fund Raising Group Inc. Town and District GARDEN RAMBLE 26th OCTOBER 2024 Gardens to be announced ... read more

Local Gov Elections - key dates

15th June 2024
Key dates – 2024 NSW Local Government elections Tamworth Regional Council has engaged the NSW Electoral Commission to conduct the election of nine Councillors to represent the community of the Tamworth Local Government Area on Saturday 14 September, 2024. Applications for non-residential r ... read more

History Notes - Tamworth to Bingara in 1873

15th June 2024
HISTORY NOTES The perils of travelling from Tamworth to Bingara in 1873 Recently we introduced you in the “History Notes” to one man’s journey from Tamworth to Bingara in 1873 as recorded in the ‘Australian Town & Country Journal’ Saturday 15 February 1873. It to ... read more

TRC Have your say about Local Environment Plan

15th June 2024

Successful Warm and Woolly Exhibition

12th June 2024
The Warm and Woolly Exhibition started with the Yarn Bombing of the trees and seat outside the Fuller Gallery on Friday. This is the second year the ‘woolly’ workers have ‘bombed’ the trees and it looks great. Thanks to all the people who donated wool, knitted and crocheted s ... read more

'Unplugged' at The Playhouse

12th June 2024
“Unplugged” Matt Arthur and The Lazybones at The Playhouse Hotel Singer, guitarist and songwriter Matt Arthur has been an active and much respected part of the Australian music scene for fifty years. In addition to his own material, he regularly performs works by the artists who have i ... read more

When the power came to Upper Horton village

12th June 2024
Lorraine Crittenden. The Power Comes to Horton.Lorraine Crittenden is the granddaughter of Mrs. Montroy, who was the Post Mistress at Upper Horton and who visited on a regular basis during the 1950’s and 60’s. It was Sunday morning, and the smell of freshly baked bread hung in the air. ... read more

Orange Festival on in Bingara

12th June 2024
If you would like to have a stall at this years Orange Festival, please email btourism@gwydir.nsw.gov.au to request an application. Applications close one (1) week prior to the event. Hope to see you there! ... read more

TRC transport plan ready for your comment

12th June 2024
Stride, ride and drive: Tamworth’s Future Transport Plan A more sustainable, connected and efficient transport network is the aim of the draft Tamworth Integrated Transport Plan, now open for community feedback. With a goal to reduce the level of dependency on travelling by private vehicle, ... read more

Hydro Pool comment

5th June 2024
LETTER TO THE EDITOR                               Barraba Heated Hydro Pool.              ... read more

Warm and Woolly at the Fuller Gallery

5th June 2024
The Fuller Gallery, Barraba OPEN 10am – 3pm on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 June 2024. Morning Devonshire Tea $8.00/person Lunch warm soup and roll $15.00/person Includes a bottomless cup of tea or coffee Ceramic Break Sculpture Park—Triennial Travelling Quilters Challenge Competition en ... read more

This week's movie at The Playhouse

5th June 2024
The Playhouse Hotel 2.00 pm SUN 9 JUNTHE TASTE OF THINGS(PG, 145 mins) Blending culinary art and l'amour, this 1885-set film features a couple whose shared passion for cooking produces not only unique recipes but also a subtle eroticism. An elegant showcase of French haute cuisine which is melting ... read more

What are the Senior Citz up to now?

5th June 2024
 Senior Citizens Notes Hello Everyone, Yippee – we have been able to hire a bus for the Bingara Orange Festival.  The festival is on Saturday – July 6th.  The cost will be $20 each.  The departure time will be 8.45am, so if everyone going can be at the Seniors Centr ... read more

An invitation from the Regional Australia Bank

5th June 2024

Save the 'Frost' date in your diary

5th June 2024

Vintage Machinery Rally on in Manilla

5th June 2024
Manilla Vintage Machinery Rally Saturday 8 June – Sunday 9 June Entry: $10 Manilla Vintage Machinery Rally is an annual gathering of hundreds of old machines that are in beautiful condition and are owned by people who are keen to show you how they work. The featured machine this year is the ... read more

Hospital Auxiliary meeting this Friday

5th June 2024
Barraba Branch of the United Hospital Auxiliaries General Meeting Friday 7th June 2024 10.00am at The Day Centre, Barraba Hospital Visitors are most welcome. Enquiries to Julie Williams on 0412 603831 ... read more

An 1873 journey from Tamworth to Bingara

5th June 2024
HISTORY NOTES –       5 June 2024 Margaret Currell is taking a break for this week and catching up with her own family history! This weekend – the long weekend – promises to have a great line-up of stalls on Saturday 8th June for the Historical Socie ... read more

Markets this Saturday 9am-12md

5th June 2024
Nandewar Historical Society Inc.Markets Saturday 8th June 9am-noonStalls including cakes and biscuits, herbs, jams and pickles, pottery and plants, candles, handmade toys and dolls, honey and giftwares, poultry and eggs, and materials and books. ... read more

Memories of Horton Village in the 1950's and 1960's

5th June 2024
Lorraine Crittenden. Memories of Horton. Lorraine Crittenden is the granddaughter of Mrs. Montroy, who was the Post Mistress at Upper Horton and who visited on a regular basis during the 1950’s. In my box, of old photos, there are many memories to be awoken, of my village home in the NW of N ... read more

Top 15 most trusted brands in Australia

5th June 2024
2024 MOST TRUSTED BRANDS AUSSIE winners announced! CELEBRATING the 25th ANNIVERSARY of TRUSTED BRANDS! Reader’s Digest has announced the results of the 25th Annual Most Trusted Brands survey. And the results speak volumes about the formula trusted brands use in a volatile market – reta ... read more

TRC meeting outcomes 28th May 24

5th June 2024
Council meeting update Here is an overview of outcomes from Tamworth Regional Council Ordinary Meeting on Tuesday 28 May, 2024 In a step towards determining the future of the vacated Ray Walsh House, Councillors tonight resolved not to remediate the building for reoccupation by Council staff and ... read more

How to report a roadworks problem to TRC

5th June 2024
HOW TO REPORT A PROBLEM: ROADWORKS Is there a road maintenance concern that you'd like us to attend to? Here are a couple of ways to let us know: Download the MyTRC App. It's the fastest and most reliable way to ensure your road concern is brought to our attention as soon as possible. Alternativ ... read more

TRC Youth Council meeting 31st May 24

5th June 2024
Youth Council Meeting Friday, 31 May 2024 Update Here is an overview of the outcomes from Thursday afternoon’s Youth Council meeting: The Youth Council passed a motion to write a letter to our state and federal members seeking action to improve Active Transport for youth in the region. The ... read more

Local Lands Services warns about Akabane in calves

5th June 2024
Watch for Akabane affected calves this calving season Cattle producers in the Northern Tablelands and North West regions are advised to monitor for Akabane virus related calving issues this season following the detection of antibodies in sentinel herds. Routine blood testing of cattle herds in the ... read more

May 2024

Thank you for supporting the Biggest Morning Tea

28th May 2024
Cancer Fundraising A frosty, cold and shady morning greeted Barraba Cancer Patients Fund Raising Group Inc. members, along with the band ‘Old Spice’, as they all set up for Barraba’s Biggest Morning Tea in the Queen Street Mall. The day warmed up nicely as did the ‘buzz&rsqu ... read more

Pathology Collection back 5 mornings each week

28th May 2024
Barraba Pathology Collection Centre Returning to normal days of Monday to Friday Commencing from Monday 27th May 2024 8AM -1PM 67822500 ... read more

Did you go to a small school in Barraba?

28th May 2024
I am gathering information for a book on small schools in the Barraba district.  If you attended one of these and have info, memories or photos and are willing to share them, could you contact me?  Carolyn Faint - 67821535. ... read more

Barraba Central School Principal's Report

28th May 2024
Barraba Central School Welcome back to Term Two, everyone! I hope you all had a refreshing break and are ready for another term of learning and growth. We have had an exceptional start to the term, with many exciting developments and achievements to celebrate. Firstly, I want to extend heartfelt c ... read more

Barraba Central School Ag Excursion to Beef 20204

28th May 2024
Stage 6 Agriculture Excursion It was an early start for the Stage 6 Agriculture class on Wednesday 8th May, when they left at 6am to make the 11 hour trip to Rockhampton for 2024 Beef Week. On our journey, we learnt facts about Goondiwindi, Condamine and Banana as well as playing some competitive e ... read more

Senior Citz update

28th May 2024
Senior Citizens’ News Hello everyone, The meeting on Friday was well attended, we even had one lady rejoin after a long absence. Firstly, we discussed having a “Christmas in July” lunch.  More about that at the next meeting. Bingo players, please take note – it was d ... read more

What's on at The Playhouse this week

28th May 2024
The Playhouse Hotel Cinema  2 pm, Sunday 2nd June ANATOMY OF A FALL (MA15+, 152 mins)  A woman is implicated in the mysterious death of her husband in this recent acclaimed award-winning European psychological thriller.           & ... read more

History Notes - the old courthouse

28th May 2024
History Notes What a surprise to find the Court House all fenced in and workmen actually attending to the building this week. It is now sometime since the pigeons and the vegetation were removed so it is nice to see something actually happening to one of the oldest buildings in Barraba. The Court ... read more

Opportunity to work at the Local Gov Elections

28th May 2024
Conducting an election is a major public event. During major election events some 5 million electors vote across NSW. The NSW Electoral Commission offer opportunities to work at state and local government elections. Work is available on election day and throughout the election period, the ... read more

Live music at The Playhouse 21st June

28th May 2024
Great Live Music at The Playhouse Hotel  Fans of Eric Clapton are in for a rare treat on Friday 21st June when master guitarist Matt Arthur performs Clapton’s album Unplugged in concert at The Playhouse Hotel. He will be supported by his band The Lazybones, featuring Sam McNally on ... read more

Beef producers forum in Warialda, 5th June

28th May 2024
Warialda set to transform into a beef production hub this June Run by North West Local Land Services since 2017, the event offers local beef producers the opportunity to hear from leading industry research agencies and practical advice from top primary producers in the region. Naomi Hobson, Land S ... read more

TRC - have your say on the housing strategy

28th May 2024
Strategy focused on diverse and affordable housing Providing a framework to ensure the Tamworth region will have well-designed housing to meet the needs of a diverse and growing community and provide a wide range of lifestyle and affordability options is the aim of the draft Tamworth Regional Hous ... read more

Stretch for Men register now

22nd May 2024

Have your say about the TRC Annual Plan

22nd May 2024

Widdon home care information session

22nd May 2024

History of the Barraba Golf Club

22nd May 2024
History Notes   Our thanks to the members who were able to run the stall last week and congratulations to Helen Kelly who won the box of fruit and vegetables. Some weeks ago I wrote about Harry Watt, who lived in Barraba after World War 2 and this week while searching through some old family ... read more

Garage sale coming up on 1st June

22nd May 2024

This week at the Senior Citz

22nd May 2024
Senior Citizens Notes Hello everyone, Some good news and some not-so-good news.  Firstly, the street stall and raffle ticket sales boosted the bank budget to $900 plus.  A real credit to all who contributed in any way.  Well done all round. The not-so-good news, I have had to cance ... read more

DV protection delay in Tamworth

22nd May 2024
MINNS DELAYS PROTECTIONS FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN IN THE TAMWORTH ELECTORATE The NSW Opposition is calling on the Minns Labor Government to take strong and urgent action on domestic violence, after it delayed strengthening the state’s bail laws. Liberal and Nationals MPs were prepared to push ... read more

Local Land Services Board nominees for election

22nd May 2024
Meet the candidates for the upcoming North West Local Land Services board member election. North West Local Land Services is encouraging ratepayers to register now so they can vote in the local board member election, starting next week. Voting opens on 21 May and closes 14 June. Voting packs can be ... read more

TRC to make final decision about rate rise

22nd May 2024
Message from the Mayor This week the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) approved our Special Rate Variation (SRV) application. We sought a permanent SRV of 36.3% over two years - with an 18.5 per cent increase from 1 July 2024-25 (including the rate peg of 4.9%) and 15% in 2025-26 ... read more

Have your say to TRC about public art in the region

22nd May 2024
Have your say on public art around the region The draft Tamworth Region Public Art Strategy 2024-2029 is on public exhibition for community feedback until Wednesday 12 June 2024. We've created our draft Tamworth Region Public Art Strategy and invite your feedback. The Strategy supports our vision ... read more

Heritage Assistance fund opens

22nd May 2024
HERITAGE ASSISTANCE FUND Applications for Council’s Heritage Assistance Fund 2024 -25 are now open! Do you own a building that is heritage listed, or located in a heritage precinct? If so, you could be eligible to apply. The dollar-for-dollar funding is awarded to successful projects involvi ... read more

TRC meeting 14th May 2024 report

22nd May 2024
Council meeting update Here is an overview of outcomes from Tamworth Regional Council Ordinary Meeting on Tuesday 14th May 2024: Councillors have given the green light for work to continue on detailed design of the proposed Tamworth Regional Aquatic Centre and Northern Inland Centre of Sport and ... read more

Barraba's Biggest Morning Tea

14th May 2024
Barraba’s Biggest Morning Tea 2024 Thursday May 23 in the Barraba Queen Street Mall – please mark it in your diaries. The Barraba Cancer Patients Fund Raising Group’s Biggest Morning Tea Street Stall is being held again from 9am. There will be the usual trading tables laden with h ... read more

Barraba Show Young Woman - get ready to nominate

14th May 2024

Country Glamour

14th May 2024

St Joseph's School Students of the Week

14th May 2024
Term 2 Week 1 Awards Student of the week - Chastity, Grace, James and Fletcher ... read more

Join Kaz's free Sit and Stretch class

14th May 2024

History Notes - some Russell family information

14th May 2024
History Notes A rainy day on Saturday threw the markets into confusion - we had a market when you don't have a market! Well done to those who braved the weather. Second hand books and lots of materials set for the society stall will have to wait until June which will probably be freezing!! Last we ... read more

Catholic Women's raffle result

14th May 2024
Catholic Women’s Association Street Stall Raffle Meat Tray                            Kaye Sawyer Fruit and Veg Tray      &nbs ... read more

Senior Citz raffle results

14th May 2024
Seniors Raffle Results Winners            1st   Lee Jackson 2nd   Kerry Solomons 3rd   Shannon 4th   G Unwin Thanks to all who purchased tickets. ... read more

Fundraiser for the Preschool - book now

14th May 2024

Make time for the Warm and Woolly Exhibition

14th May 2024
At The Claypan Gallery, Barraba  OPEN 10am – 3pm on Saturday 8 June and Sunday 9 June.  Exhibition of Warm & Woolly items for sale to keep you snug through   winter.  Lots of arts, craft, pottery, photography and preserves will also be available.  All locall ... read more

Update your First Aid Cert at the Community College

14th May 2024

Archibald comes to Tamworth Gallery

14th May 2024
Prize exhibition makes its way to Tamworth Friday 10 May, 2024 Tamworth Regional Gallery is thrilled to open the doors to art enthusiasts from near and far to celebrate the arrival of the prestigious Archibald Prize 2023 this Friday 10 May, 2024. The Archibald Prize 2023 is an Art Gallery of New ... read more

New Refuge for Tamworth DV victims

14th May 2024
NEW REFUGE FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIM-SURVIVORS  A project to support accommodation for domestic violence victim-survivors and their families in Tamworth is progressing. Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said the ‘Core & Cluster’ refuge model co-locates independent living ac ... read more

NSW LNP Opposition want bail reform

14th May 2024
NSW OPPOSITION TO INTRODUCE BAIL REFORM LEGISLATION The NSW Opposition will seek to introduce the Bail Amendment (Serious Personal Violence and Electronic Monitoring) Bill 2024 when Parliament resumes next week.  The legislation will amend the Bail Act 2013 to implement our proposals to stren ... read more

Repurpose Banksia for D&A support

14th May 2024
DRUG AND ALCOHOL PLAN FOR OLD BANKSIA BUILDING The existing Banksia Mental Health Unit on Dean Street, Tamworth should be kept in public hands and repurposed as a drug and alcohol detoxification unit once the new Tamworth Mental Health Unit is built. Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said he had ... read more

TRC finalists in Local Gov Awards

14th May 2024
Council named State awards finalist Five Tamworth Regional Council projects and a staff member have been named as category finalists in the 2024 Local Government Professionals Australia NSW Excellence Awards. Tamworth Regional Council General Manager, Paul Bennett, said it was great news for the l ... read more

Craft Guild street stall cancelled

7th May 2024
The Barraba and Potters Craft Guild has cancelled the planned street stall on the 24th May and encourage everyone to support the Cancer Council Biggest Morning Tea which is on that week. ... read more

Enquire about free advertising in 'Community News'

7th May 2024
If you have a new business or an existing business with a new product or service we can offer you free advertising, for a month, to help get your message out to the wider community. Contact Bronwyn on 0447165008 or email news@barrabacommunitynews.org.au and discuss your needs. ... read more

Music Musta on again this Sunday

7th May 2024
Barraba High Country Music Musta Sunday 12th May 2024.  12 to 4pm. FREE ENTRY Walk-up artists welcome Barraba Bowling Club Happy Mother’s Day ... read more

Register now for farm business management advice

7th May 2024
Farm business management advice on offer for local farmers Farm business management is often overlooked when it comes to advice available to primary producers, but the decisions made in the farm office are often more important than those made in the paddock. North West Local Land Services will be h ... read more

Not too late to nominate a Volunteer of the Year

7th May 2024
NOMINATE A VOLUNTEER TODAY! Nominations have now opened for the 2024 NSW Volunteer of the Year awards which celebrate the hard work and dedication that goes into the community. Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said volunteers were the backbone of so many community groups, organisations and initi ... read more

Senior Citz Street Stall this Friday

7th May 2024
Senior Citz Street Stall Will be held on Friday 10th May Donation of saleable goods would be greatly appreciated. J Brady (Hon Sec) ... read more

Some historical events in Barraba

7th May 2024
History Notes  Market week again this week- details in the advertisement- our society has had a clean-out in the shed so there will be more than books and coffee on the stall this week. As the weather cools there are more enquiries coming in. This week we have a difficult request for history ... read more

Market Day at the museum

7th May 2024
Nandewar Historical Society Mother's Day Market Saturday 11th May 2024.   8.30-noonHomemade/handmade gift ideas plants, cakes, biscuits, honey, sewing, novelties, 2nd hand books. ... read more

Community art to hang with the Archibald

7th May 2024
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that the following contains the name of an Aboriginal person who has passed* Community art to hang with nation’s best A number of Tamworth Regional Gallery portraits will be going on display this week, when Archibald Prize 2023 com ... read more

New event planned for Tamworth

7th May 2024
Smokin’ new event for the Capital of Country The Tamworth Region is set for a smoking September thanks to the Tamworth Barbeque Festival. The new event will run across the last weekend in September, Friday 27 September until Sunday 29 September at the Riverside Sporting Complex on Carter Stre ... read more

Tamworth Youth Council report

7th May 2024
Here is an overview of the outcomes from Thursday 2nd May 2024 Youth Council meeting: The Youth Council would like to thank Totem Skateboarding and Tamworth Regional Council for their support of 2024 Youth Week events. The skateboarding workshop held at Viaduct Park was engaging and fun for all p ... read more

Nationals announce candidate for NE electorate

7th May 2024
From: Northern Daily Leader online 6th May 2024 Nationals announce Northern Tablelands candidate for by-election By Samantha Townsend Moree solicitor Brendan Moylan has been preselected as The Nationals candidate for the by-election in the seat of Northern Tablelands after Adam Marshall resi ... read more

Barraba Potters and Craft Yarn Bombing again

1st May 2024
BARRABA – IT IS TIME TO YARN BOMB AGAIN! Ladies, gentlemen and children of Barraba get your knitting needles and crocheting hooks out, find some scrap wool and contribute to our next Yarn Bombing Project.  Knitting and crochet are the perfect pastimes to take up with the cooler weather a ... read more

Street Stalls for May

1st May 2024
Barraba Catholic Women’s Street Stall                    will be held on Thursday 9th May, commencing at 9a.m. On sale will be baked produce, plants, books and more, with raffle prizes as well. Come and ... read more

Hospital Auxiliary meeting date change

1st May 2024
Barraba Branch of the United Hospital Auxiliaries General Meeting Friday 10th May 2024 10.00am at The Day Centre, Barraba Hospital (Note one week later than usual) Visitors are most welcome. ... read more

Changes to pathology collection days

1st May 2024
Barraba Pathology Collection Centre For A Trial Period From 29th April 2024 to 26th July 2024 Closed Monday’s Open Tuesday 8AM-1PM Wednesday 8AM-1PM Thursday 8AM-1PM Closed Fridays Contact 67822500 ... read more

History Notes incl Minor League in 1978

1st May 2024
History Notes This week we have a football certificate, in perfect condition, with all the names supplied. It shows that Barraba was a member of the Tamworth District Minor Rugby Football League in 1978. Apparently, the matches were played on Saturday mornings. Their coach was Eric Hagar and the t ... read more

Essential Energy prepares for Bush Fire Season

1st May 2024
 Bushfire preparation for the New England region ahead of 2024-25 season Essential Energy begins surveying its powerlines around Tamworth, Armidale, Tenterfield, Inverell, Gunnedah, Barraba and surrounding communities to prepare for next bushfire season. Essential Energy teams are already beg ... read more

TRC meeting outcomes

1st May 2024
Council meeting update   Here is an overview of outcomes from Tamworth Regional Council Ordinary Meeting: Councillors have supported the recommendation that a proposed childcare facility on Calala Lane should be granted Development Consent, subject to a range of conditions. The scope of wo ... read more

'Hats Off' is on again-20th July

1st May 2024
HATS OFF TO THE BUSH  20 JUL 2024 - TOWN HALL HATS OFF TO THE BUSH IS A MID-YEAR CELEBRATION OF AUSTRALIA’S BUSH BALLADEERS IN THE HISTORICAL TAMWORTH TOWN HALL. Starring multi-Golden Guitar winners and nominees Glenn Jones, Dean Perrett and Jeff Brown with ... read more

TRC helping regional events

1st May 2024
Let us support your cause  Tamworth Regional Council are delighted to announce applications are now open for the 2024-2025 Regional Events Marketing Support Program. This program is a platform for Tamworth Regional Council to provide both financial and/or in-kind marketing support to local ev ... read more

Want to try Pickleball??

1st May 2024
PICKLEBALL IS HERE! The Tamworth Sports Dome will be holding some 'Come and Try' pickleball sessions! Never played? Pickleball is an incredibly social and fun game and can be played as singles or doubles! When: Friday Nights, 3 May to 7 June 2024 Where: Tamworth Sports Dome Time 6:30pm-8:30pm C ... read more

Watch for fire ants and report

1st May 2024
NSW Department of Primary Industries Found a suspicious ant? Wondering if you should contact us? Absolutely! We thank the community for their ongoing vigilance on fire ants. Since November, we’ve had more than 750 reports of suspicious ants. Let’s keep working together to keep this pes ... read more

Here's your chance, Young Archies

1st May 2024
YOUNG ARCHIE PORTRAIT COMPETITION – TAMWORTH    13 April - 15 May Part of ARCHIBALD PRIZE 2023 REGIONAL TOUR An Art Gallery of New South Wales touring exhibition In addition to the Archibald Prize, this year Tamworth Regional Gallery will also be hosting the Young Archies wit ... read more

Message from the Senior Citz

1st May 2024
Senior Citz Notes  Hi Everyone, There is not a lot to tell this week.  The crafty girls are very busy assembling items for the stall.  Craft days are great fun. There is one thing bothering me.  Names for the holiday are very slow coming in.  If at least twelve more names ... read more

April 2024

2024 Volunteer of the Year awards open

23rd April 2024
NOMINATE A VOLUNTEER TODAY! Nominations have now opened for the 2024 NSW Volunteer of the Year awards which celebrate the hard work and dedication that goes into the community. Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said volunteers are the backbone of so many community groups, organisations and in ... read more

Arts North West Storytelling workshops on again

23rd April 2024
VISUAL STORYTELLING AND PERSONAL BRAND WORKSHOP Arts North West are pleased to be partnering with Workforce Australia Local Jobs & UNE Smart Region Incubator to deliver a series of Visual Storytelling and Personal Brand workshops across the region. Unlock your potential and stand out in today' ... read more

History Notes - some war stories

23rd April 2024
History Notes This week is Anzac Day week - a time to remember our family members who went to war so that we may be able to live safe lives. Personally, I had four Great Uncles who went to World War 1 and grew up to know two elderly men without really realizing what they had done for their country. ... read more

Hospital Aux - 100's club results

23rd April 2024
Results of Barraba Hospital Auxiliary 100’s Club: 1st:  Judy Ely               $5 2nd: Jan Greenwood $ 30 3rd:  Shirley Simmons  $20 ... read more

Barraba Rotary recruiting for leadership course

23rd April 2024
Please help Barraba Rotary Club to find a suitable 19-27 year old that can be encouraged to develop some leadership skills to then help contribute to our great community. We need young people to get involved. This is a great opportunity and it will help in all aspects throughout life. If anyone kn ... read more

TRC Heritage Festival on this week

23rd April 2024
Step back in time with the Heritage Festival Get ready to embark on a journey through time as the Tamworth Regional Heritage Festival returns from Friday 19 April to Sunday 28 April, 2024. This annual festival will showcase the rich tapestry of our region’s heritage, with a diverse array of a ... read more

TRC Heritage Award winners

23rd April 2024
Winners named at 2024 Tamworth Regional Heritage Awards The 2024 Tamworth Regional Heritage Festival is off to a stellar start with winners announced at the biennial Awards event. Recognising the incredible contributions made to preserving and sharing our region’s heritage over the last two y ... read more

TRC Rate rise decision soon

23rd April 2024
Decision on rates soon Tamworth Regional Council is one of nine in NSW awaiting the decision from the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) on a Special Rate Variation application. Last month the IPART sought feedback from communities with Councils seeking a variation. It plans to pu ... read more

Rotary Campdraft very successful

23rd April 2024
Barraba Rotary Campdraft Barraba Rotary Club held its biannual Burundi Campdraft last Friday and Saturday 19th & 20th April. Unfortunately, the one that was to be held last September/October had to be cancelled due to drought conditions and cattle availability. Last weekend brought perfect cond ... read more

ANZAC Day 2024 arrangements

17th April 2024
ANZAC DAY 2024 DAWN SERVICE Commencement 6.00 AM After the dawn service breakfast will be provided by the Barraba RSL & Recreation Clun Limited. MAIN SERVICE. Marches will form up at 10:45 am opposite Andy’s Guest House. March will commence at 10:55am The main ANZAC Day service will ... read more

Barraba SES on call out

17th April 2024
Barraba SES Recently, after some pretty wild and woolly weather saw the first call out of the newly re-formed Barraba SES. Phil Denyer, Patrick Wheelan and Greg Forder responded to a call out to Trevallyn Road to open the road due to fallen trees and debris across the road blocking off access. Adde ... read more

Free classes for fitness

17th April 2024
Improve your health with free stretch classes Residents in Barraba will soon be able to benefit from free stretch classes to help improve mobility, strength, balance and overall health, while also reducing stress. Yoga teacher Kaz Bishton, from Selah Yoga, is running the free classes throughout Ma ... read more

School holiday activity at the library for +8

17th April 2024
School Holiday activities – Barraba Library Sphero Chariot Racing Tuesday 23 April 2pm - 3pm Ages 8+ will build a chariot out of Lego Technic pieces, connected to a Sphero Robot to be raced around our arena. The challenge emphasises engineering skills to design a chariot that is fast and sta ... read more

Principal's Report from Barraba Central School

17th April 2024
Barraba Central School Across the Desk from the Principal, Patrick Sullivan  Dear Parents, Guardians, Students and Staff, As we end another term, I want to extend my heartfelt thanks to each of you for your hard work, dedication and support throughout these past weeks. It has been a term fi ... read more

Manellae Collectables open this Saturday

17th April 2024
2024 HERITAGE FESTIVAL MANELLAE COLLECTABLES OPEN DAY SATURDAY, 20th APRIL, 2024 110 Arthur Street, Manilla NSW 10am – 2pm  Entry - Gold Coin Donation (Proceeds being donated to Cancer Research) Manellae Collectables is a private museum owned by Harry & Robyn Fletcher. Harry &a ... read more

History Notes - a mix of short stories

17th April 2024
Another successful market on Saturday with visitors drifting in and out­ sometimes there were only a couple of visitors and then there would be a crowd! The Councillors arrived and interacted with the locals and then after they departed the "firies" visited. There was also a visitor trying to t ... read more

What are the Senior Citz planning?

17th April 2024
Senior Citizens’ Notes  Hello Everyone Firstly, I must apologise for the boo-boo in my last notes.  The number of seats available should have read twenty-eight.  A few names are in already, so if you are thinking of going on our trip, please get your name in. A brief outline o ... read more

TRC Meeting 9th April outcomes

17th April 2024
Council meeting update Here is an overview of outcomes from the Ordinary Meeting of Tamworth Regional Council held on Tuesday 9 April, 2024              Councillors supported a recommendation from the Tamworth City Centre Working Group ... read more

Tamworth Heritage Festival events

17th April 2024
TAMWORTH REGIONAL HERITAGE FESTIVAL – some events coming up Steam Engines in action – 2024 Heritage Festival 20 April @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm 21 April @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Free Join us at the Tamworth Powerstation Museum and watch the mighty John Fowler Steam Engines come alive! T ... read more

Grant opportunities for women in sport

17th April 2024
GRANT OPPORTUNITY FOR WOMEN IN SPORT Federal Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce, has encouraged local organisations to consider applying for funding under the Play Our Way program which has recently been opened for applications. The program will provide funding for local solutions and improveme ... read more

St Joseph's Open Day

10th April 2024

Public Meeting about Town Clock 100 years

10th April 2024
PUBLIC MEETING A meeting will be held at the Barraba Bowling Club on Tuesday 16th April to form a committee to coordinate the celebration of the centenary of the opening of the Barraba Memorial clock. The Memorial clock was officially opened on the 11th of November 1924, and it is planned to hold ... read more

Military Display in town centre

10th April 2024
To coincide with Anzac Day there will be a Boer War, WW1, WW2 and Korean War display from Wednesday 10th April to Saturday 18th May at 111 Queen Street, next door to the chemist ... read more

Garage Sale this weekend

10th April 2024
Garage Sale Sat 13th and Sun 14th April, 9am to 4pm At 30 Fitzroy Street, (cnr Edward) Lots of cool female clothes and household appliances. Ph Kerry 0416557355 ... read more

The Rugged Rustlers are back

10th April 2024
Barraba High Country Music Musta Sunday 14th April 2024.  1pm start. FREE ENTRY Walk-up artists welcome Barraba Bowling Club ... read more

Historical Museum markets this Saturday

10th April 2024
Barraba Museum Markets  Will be held this Saturday 13th April from 8.30 a.m. Plants, cakes, sewing, gift cards, books timber/glassware and all the usual attractions.  Museum Open ... read more

A bit more about Barraba district pubs

10th April 2024
History Notes I hope readers enjoyed the photos of the Barraba Hotels as much as I did­ they came up very clearly and the history for the most part was correct. However, I cannot help but make a couple of changes. Barraba Inn with James Sinclair in 1860 - alcohol was provided at the McKid busi ... read more

Tamworth Heritage Festival starts soon

10th April 2024
Discover our region’s rich heritage during the Tamworth Regional Heritage Festival from Friday 19 April to Sunday 28 April. Local historians, heritage and cultural groups will share the stories that have shaped our community through exhibitions, cultural displays, demonstrations and walks acr ... read more

TRC School Holiday Program

10th April 2024
School is out, creativity is in, these holidays Primary school students will have the chance to get hands on with arts and craft activities at the Tamworth Regional Gallery and several libraries this upcoming school holiday period. From Monday 15 April, Tamworth Regional Council will start its scho ... read more

TRC Youth Council update

10th April 2024
Youth Council Meeting Outcomes Thursday, 4 April 2024              The Youth Council discussed Tamworth Regional Council’s Youth Strategy Action Plan that was recently adopted by Tamworth Regional Council. Councillors will work to ... read more

Adam Marshall resigns from NSW parliament

10th April 2024
 Calling time on two decades of politics next month I have announced I will draw my 20-year career in public office to a close next month and will be stepping down from State politics. I will formally hand my resignation as the Member for Northern Tablelands to the Speaker of the NSW Legi ... read more

Sam Mostyn - incoming GG

10th April 2024
Mostyn Makes It From The Squiz Prominent businesswoman and gender equality advocate Samantha Mostyn will become Oz’s next Governor General with a kick-off date of 1 July. The 59yo will replace incumbent David Hurley - a former Chief of Australia’s Defence Force - who has been in the ro ... read more

93 years young

3rd April 2024
Meg Crowley celebrated her 93rd birthday with family and friends at the Playhouse hotel on Saturday lunchtime with a lovely baked dinner cooked by Shelly’s Table. She had many well wishes from friends and relatives and great grandchildren who assisted in blowing out the candles. ... read more

Local rainfall comparisons

3rd April 2024
DRY START TO THE YEAR Rainfall measured in Alice St for the first three months of 2024: January: 64 mm February: 71.5 mm March: 12.5 mm Total for three months: 148 mm In contrast: Rainfall measured in Alice St for the first three months of 2023: January:  73 mm February: 29 mm March: ... read more

Hospital Aux meeting 5th April

3rd April 2024
Barraba Branch of the United Hospital Auxiliaries General Meeting Friday 5th April 2024 10.00am at The Day Centre, Barraba Hospital Visitors are most welcome. We raise funds for the hospital to provide additional equipment and services for the benefit of patients’ comfort. ... read more

Catchup with a TRC Councillor

3rd April 2024
Come along and chat to Councillor Russell Webb Mayor of Tamworth, Councillor Helen Tickle & Councillor Judy Coates about local issues that matter to you! WHERE: Barraba Historical Museum Markets WHEN: Saturday 13 April, 10am-11am This initiative has come from an action in the Tamworth Regiona ... read more

Whitehaven Burn Notice

3rd April 2024
Ecological Burn Notice Please be advised that Whitehaven Coal will be undertaking Burn Preparation and a cool season Ecological Burn on the following Biodiversity Properties “Wirradale, Mt Lindesay and Coonoor,” between 8 April and 31 May 2024. For further information, please contact Wh ... read more

History Notes - Tooth's and bars in Barraba

3rd April 2024
History Notes The meeting this week was well attended and attracted some good discussions. The April meeting will revert to the usual 3rd Tuesday in the month - just after the markets and at the beginning of the school holidays. Four times a year the Royal Australian Historical Society publishes a ... read more

TRC EV Strategy now available

3rd April 2024
Tamworth Regional Council Electric Vehicle Strategy and Policy to drive growth As Australia experiences a remarkable surge in Electric Vehicle (EV) sales, Tamworth Regional Council is leading the charge with its proposed EV Strategy and Policy. This initiative aims to capitalise on the exponential ... read more

TRC meeting 26th March outcomes

3rd April 2024
Here is an overview of outcomes from the Tamworth Regional Council Ordinary Meeting on Tuesday 26th March 2024 In a step towards enhancing transport energy sustainability and a move expected to benefit the region’s tourism sector, Councillors have resolved to place the Electric Vehicle (EV) ... read more

NSW Youth Advisory Council - call for nominations

3rd April 2024
NSW Government seeks young people for advice Applications are open for the 2025 NSW Youth Advisory Council (YAC). Young people aged 12 – 24 years who are passionate about advocating for issues that affect them are encouraged to apply. Twelve young people from across NSW with diverse life expe ... read more

AMA wants junk food ads banned

3rd April 2024
AMA calls for digital black-out on junk food ads The AMA is calling on the Australian Government to put the health of children ahead of the profits of harmful industries by urging for tougher laws on unhealthy food and drink advertising. AMA President Professor Steve Robson said an online marketin ... read more

Barraba Touch Football donates to Ruby Mae Wish

3rd April 2024
Barraba Touch Football Association This year the committee decided we would donate to a charity/organisation, and we chose Ruby Mae Wish. The committee have donated $500 to an amazing cause Ruby Mae Wish is an incredible charity run by Nick and Kim Peake in memory of their beautiful daughter Ruby! ... read more

Advise from Bendigo Bank on phone scams

3rd April 2024
Hang up to stop remote access scams, says Bendigo Bank Bendigo Bank is warning the community about remote access scams in which fraudsters gain access to individuals’ computers or devices under false pretences, often resulting in significant financial losses. Australia-wide, more than $15 mi ... read more

March 2024

Hospital Auxiliary hosts regional forum

27th March 2024
Barraba Branch of the United Hospital Auxiliaries of NSW Inc hosts New England Regional Forum at the Playhouse Hotel If you thought there were more people and cars than usual in Barraba on Monday 18th March then you were right!  Not only was it Ruby Mae Day, but the Barraba Hospital Auxiliary ... read more

Estate of Paul Shedden

27th March 2024
Form 114 (version4) Succession Act 2006 s.93, Probate and Administration Act 1898 s 92 and Trustee Act 1925 s 60. NOTICE OF INTENTED DISTRIBUTION. ESTATE OF PAUL SHEDDEN. Any person having any claim upon the estate of Paul Shedden, late of Barraba who died on 9th June 2023 must send particulars ... read more

Westpac Helicopter raffle result

27th March 2024
Results from Barraba Westpac Support Group Easter raffle results Ist prize went to Lyn Forbes 2nd prize to John Hall 3rd prize to Trent Hardwick A big thank you to everyone who supported us ... read more

News from Barraba Central School

27th March 2024
What are you reading? This week Mrs Bell gives us the inside scoop on the best books to read! What is the name of the book you are reading now? - The Great Hunt which is the second of a fourteen book series. What is it about? - some rare items were stolen at the start of the book and it follows a ... read more

Barraba Show results

27th March 2024
Barraba Show 2024 News The Barraba Show 2024 Flower Lucky Entrant Draw was won by Bridgett McDouall.  Thank you to Heemskerks Nursery who donated the voucher.  Looking forward to seeing a flower display again from Bridgett next year. Barraba Show 2024 Children's Colouring The display ... read more

RSA and RCG scheduled at the Community College

27th March 2024
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Taste of Tamworth coming soon

27th March 2024

Historical Society and local poetry

27th March 2024
History Notes As a number of readers would know, members of the historical society gather at the museum on Friday mornings to chat with each other about questions they have received, look up enquiries, and discuss how best to show various items. Last Friday the discussion flowed along to poetry. M ... read more

Update from the Senior Citz

27th March 2024
Senior Citizens News Hi Everyone Our My Aged Care information morning was well attended.  Our guest, Julie Tremayne gave a very interesting talk, with quite a few questions being asked and answered.  Morning tea was much appreciated.  Well done girls. The meeting on Friday was also ... read more

Senior Citz raffle results

27th March 2024
Senior Citz Easter Comp Results 1st - ? Baldwin 2nd – Brian Belcher 3rd – G Darlington 4th – Carol ? ... read more

Freemasons offer the Lorna Milgate Scholarship

27th March 2024
FREEMASONS NSW & ACT  Lorna Milgate Scholarship - Preliminary Nominations 2024 Freemasonry in NSW & ACT is very fortunate, through the Lorna Milgate Scholarship Trust, to continue to benefit young people by bringing tertiary education within the reach of those who may otherwise have b ... read more

AMA says "no" to vaping

27th March 2024
Parliament must pass vaping legislation to protect young Australians The AMA welcomes the introduction of draft laws into Parliament today that will tackle the dangerous and growing habit of vaping and protect younger generations. AMA President Professor Steve Robson urged all MPs to support the l ... read more

NSW Gov consulting on land acquisitions

27th March 2024
NSW Government to begin public consultations on Compulsory Land Acquisitions review The NSW Government has begun public consultation on their review into improving compulsory land acquisition processes for communities impacted by state infrastructure or other public projects, delivering on a key el ... read more

Ruby Mae Wish Day 18th March

19th March 2024
March 18 marks Ruby’s birthday and this year she would have turned 6. Ruby unexpectedly passed away not long after her 4th birthday in April 2022. We will forever wonder what presents she would have asked for, which friends she would have invited to her party, what sort of cake she would have ... read more

Garage Sale

19th March 2024
Saturday 23rd March 2024  8:30am to 1:30pm Sunday 24th March 2024     8:30am to 1:30pm Furniture, Kitchen Appliances, Tools, Jewellery 41 Fitzroy Street Barraba. Contact number  0488030222 ... read more

Barraba Central School T1 Principal's Report

19th March 2024
Dear Parents and Guardians, I am delighted to share some fantastic news from the recent Regional Carnival in Armidale, where our Primary swimmers once again showcased their incredible talent and dedication. Our relay team deserves special recognition for their remarkable performance, improving thei ... read more

Letter to the Editor

19th March 2024
Hi I would like to congratulate you on your newspaper. When newspapers seem to be becoming less relevant yours seems to be continuing well. It takes me longer to read your paper than several NDLs which contain little if one ignores the crime reports. Keep up the good work. Trish Balcombe ... read more

History Notes - 20 years since Council amalgamation

19th March 2024
    History Notes   After last week's "Shop Assistants in 1854" there is another one but it can stay in the folder for the time being. The sorting and filing of the heaps of records continues as I have been trying to make sense of another early family. The convict records usually g ... read more

Book for Shelly's Sunday roast lunch

19th March 2024
Shelly is serving ‘Roast of the Day’ for Sunday lunches. Phone 0488192256 to book a table. ... read more

Ben Simpson's new production

19th March 2024
You’ll Miss The Tide Productions, based in Tamworth NSW, formed at the beginning of 2023 when founder Ben Simpson (Barraba native and son of Mike and Vicki Simpson), Natacha Curnow (ABC New England-NorthWest) and Peter Ross (Entertainment Venues Tamworth), committed to taking the plu ... read more

Sally Warriner talks about her memoir

19th March 2024
Author Event- Sally Warriner Sally Warriner is ‘Not Just the Wife of the General Manager’, but also a nurse, mother, travel agent, social secretary, party host and organiser extraordinaire. Tamworth City Library invites you to an evening of refreshments and re-telling of the memoir of ... read more

Tamworth International Eventing 23-24 March

19th March 2024
2024 Tamworth International Eventing CCI 23 March - 24 March Eventing returns to Tamworth with the International 4-star competition to be held on 23-24 March 2024. Run over two days riders compete in the Olympic discipline of eventing consisting of a dressage phase, show jumping phase and a cross ... read more

Artexpress 2024 in Tamworth from 24th March

19th March 2024
Guided Tour: ARTEXPRESS 2024 24 March from 11:00 am Groups most welcome! Featuring a selection of outstanding student artworks developed for the art-making component of the HSC examination in Visual Arts in 2023, ARTEXPRESS 2024 provides insight into students’ creativity and the issues impo ... read more

TRC Meeting 12th March 24 overview

19th March 2024
Here is an overview of outcomes from Tamworth Regional Council Ordinary Meeting on Tuesday 12th March 2024: Councillors tonight agreed to allocate $850,000 from the Westdale Land Reserve to provide additional funding for the Jewry Street Extension project, a heavy vehicle bypass from Taminda to the ... read more

Bereen Church restoration completed

19th March 2024
Bereen Church back to life with $14,850 restoration complete The picturesque and quaint St Mark’s Anglican church, nestled in the Horton Valley, has been brought back to life thanks to $14,850 of funding to restore the 111-year-old building. I inspected the completed works alongside Gwydir Sh ... read more

Valuation NSW Graduate Program

19th March 2024
VALUATION NSW EXTENDS GRADUATE PROGRAM Exciting opportunities are being offered to launch a new career with NSW’s valuation agency, Valuation NSW, offering up to seven new graduate positions in property valuation. Valuation NSW CEO Stewart McLachlan said applications are now open for the sec ... read more

Wage rises for aged care workers

19th March 2024
ACCPA Welcomes wage rises for aged care workers The Aged and Community Care Providers Association (ACCPA) has welcomed the Fair Work Commission decision to award further wage rises to direct care workers, but acknowledges the disappointment facing many other workers, who will receive substantially ... read more

Richardson House is hiring

13th March 2024

Hospital Auxiliary Regional Forum

13th March 2024
The Barraba Branch of the United Hospital Auxiliaries is hosting the New England Regional forum at the Playhouse Hotel on Monday March 18th.  Almost fifty members from the region’s twenty-one branches will be welcomed to the one day forum.  A highlight will be the presentation by Sta ... read more

Westpac Helicopter back in Barraba this week

13th March 2024
About 11:30am, Saturday 9 March, the Westpac Rescue Helicopter was tasked by NSW Ambulance on an urgent inter-hospital transfer from Barraba Hospital to Tamworth Hospital. A woman in her 60s, suffering a serious medical condition, was stabilised by hospital staff and the helicopter’s critical ... read more

Dr Hein starts back in Barraba 12th March

13th March 2024
Welcome back Dr Hein. The community is very grateful for your return to Barraba and we look forward to a long, happy and healthier future with you back in town. ... read more

Barraba Show Raffle winners

13th March 2024
2024 BARRABA SHOW RAFFLE WINNERS 1st           Lyn Forbes 2nd          Jenny Bucknell 3rd          Ben Layton 4th       & ... read more

Remembering Guy Derrick

13th March 2024
March 21 World Down Syndrome Day A day to celebrate the lives of those born Down Syndrome. A day to wear your most colourful socks and when you’re asked why it becomes an opportunity to start a conversation about the wonderful loving caring people born Down syndrome. So please if you can put ... read more

History Notes - rules for shop assistants 1854

13th March 2024
History Notes Our first markets for 2024 are safely over. There were a good number of stalls selling interesting items and a number of people going home with a wide assortment of goods, particularly plants. The next markets are after Easter and just before Mother's Day when the weather should be co ... read more

Barraba Show Photography has high standard

13th March 2024
VERY HIGH STANDARD OF PHOTOGRAPHY AT 2024 BARRABA SHOW An increased number of entries made an impressive display in the Photography Section at this year’s Barraba Show.  The quality of the photography was high, making the competition tough. Local, Rhonda Phillips, was the judge this yea ... read more

Barraba Show Wool section results

13th March 2024
Wool Section – Barraba Show Report by Ian McColl It was pleasing to receive 39 fleeces in the Wool Section this year.  The wool was of a very high standard, congratulations to all of the exhibitors.  We thank Mr Bruce Toms from Fox & Lillie Rural, who travelled from Stanthorpe, ... read more

Brian Simpson Memorial - cleanest local shearer

13th March 2024
2024 BARRABA SHOW SPORTS SHEAR COMPETITION The Brian Simpson Memorial – Cleanest Local Shearer Brian was a true born and bred Barraba boy who loved his home town. He was a shearer for most of his life, following the sheds and shearing around NSW and Queensland in the 60’s, then in New ... read more

Claypan catering at the Show

13th March 2024
Claypan Happenings at the Barraba Show. Barraba Potters and Craft Guild members joined forces with a bit of outside help this year to successfully cater on Saturday and Sunday at the Barraba Show. Some last minute, unexpected, misfortunes saw catering organiser, Bronwyn Clinch short of canteen hel ... read more

2024 heritage awards open

13th March 2024
2024 Tamworth Regional Heritage Award nominations and Festival dates announced The biennial Tamworth Heritage Awards are set to take place on Friday 19 April, 2024, with nominations now open. Individuals, organisations, and companies are invited to submit their nominations by 5 pm, Thursday 21 Marc ... read more

TRC tree planting plans

13th March 2024
Funding to plant new trees will green our future Funding from the Australian Government will be used to further green Tamworth’s CBD, with works to prepare the CBD for 18 trees plantings in winter to start next month. The plantings are an initiative of Tamworth’s Urban Street Tree Manag ... read more

PET Scan for Tamworth

13th March 2024
 PET Scan for Tamworth  I know many in our community have been waiting for a PET (Positron Emission Tomography) Scanner to help with their health needs in Tamworth.  PET scans are a highly specialised and complex form of nuclear medicine imaging modality, used to detect cancers, ... read more

NSW Aboriginal Woman of the Year

13th March 2024
LOCAL GP WINS NSW ABORIGINAL WOMAN OF THE YEAR A passionate local doctor and successful business owner has been recognised as the NSW Aboriginal Woman of the Year as part of the 2024 Women of the Year awards ceremony this morning. The NSW Aboriginal Woman of the Year award recognises a role model w ... read more

Have your say about our cultural life

13th March 2024
Have your say about our cultural life! Tamworth Regional Council invites you to be part of the Cultural Plan development by sharing your ideas before 15 March 2024 through the online survey. We want to raise the region's profile as an emerging and progressive destination to live, do business and v ... read more

Help the residents at Richardson House - buy a raffle ticket or 4

7th March 2024
Richardson House Fundraising Easter Raffle 2024!! Tickets: $3 each or 4 for $10 Tickets available please see Richardson House, Barraba Pharmacy, Barraba Beef or Saunders Fruit and Veggie Shop. The winner will be announced on our Facebook Page and will also be contacted by phone, on Thursday ... read more

The Senior Citz are busy

7th March 2024
Senior Citizens Notes  Hi Everyone, Our delayed meeting on Friday was quite well attended, but it would be great if a few more members could attend. Top of the list of business, is the information session by Seniors Advocate, Julie Tremayne.  Please everyone, if you have any questions o ... read more

Barraba Pub Flappers night postponed

7th March 2024

History Notes, the Town Clock and ANZAC connection

7th March 2024
History Notes     Well, show weekend is over and it certainly looks to have been successful in spite of Tamworth trying to steal our space. The Show has had its spot at this time of year for most of its 120 year history, while the Tamworth show was always the week before the Sydney Roya ... read more

Historical Society markets on this Saturday

7th March 2024
Barraba Markets  The local markets return for 2024 on March 9th at 8.30 a.m. There will be plants, cakes, honey, sewing, gift cards, timber/glassware, books and of course tea/coffee and the barbeque. The museum will be open and we love visitors. ... read more

MG 2024 Centenary Meeting 30th March

7th March 2024
2024 Centenary MG National Meeting 30 March The MG Car Club of Sydney is hosting the 2024 Centenary MG National Meeting in Tamworth & Gunnedah over the Easter weekend with up to 200 vintage MGs participating in the event. The general public is invited to view these magnificent cars at the Conc ... read more

New Mental Health unit build starts

7th March 2024
CONSTRUCTION BEGINS ON NEW MENTAL HEALTH UNIT    Construction on a new Mental Health Unit for Tamworth will begin in just a few short weeks with fencing, bunting and scaffolding now on site at the Tamworth Hospital. Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson has welcomed the arrival of workers o ... read more

Barnaby Joyce unhappy about Veteran reforms

7th March 2024
Proposed New Veterans’ reforms: Government confirms it will add a year long delay Labor announces year long delay for veteran’s reforms with start date pushed back from 2025 to 2026 Labor’s draft Bill threatens to create four categories of veterans’ entitlements instead o ... read more

TRC meeting report 27th February 24

7th March 2024
Council meeting update Here is an overview of outcomes from Tamworth Regional Council’s Ordinary Meeting Tuesday 27 February, 2024. As the first step of the broader comprehensive review of the Tamworth Regional Local Environmental Plan 2010 (TRLEP 2010), Councillors have supported a recommen ... read more

Tell IPART what you think about TRC rates increase

7th March 2024
IPART seeks feedback on Special Variation application Today the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) has opened its public consultation about applications from Tamworth Regional Council and eight others across NSW which are seeking a Special Rate Variation. All applications are publ ... read more

TRC providing a 'Waste Wagon' to help with dumping at tip

7th March 2024
Do you have bulky waste you need to get rid of and no way to get it to the tip? Book the Waste Wagon! Here's what you need to know: It costs just $25, and you'll need to use one of your free Waste Vouchers. Bookings and payments can be made online at www.tamworth.nsw.gov.au/wastewagon This serv ... read more

February 2024

What's on at the Barraba Pub?

27th February 2024

TRC rates comments by the ratepayers assoc

27th February 2024

TRC rates, you can respond to IPART

27th February 2024

Hospital Aux meeting postponed

27th February 2024
POSTPONEMENT OF BARRABA HOSPITAL AUXILIARY MEETING The meeting scheduled for Friday 1st March has been postponed a week to Friday 8th March at 10am at the Day Centre.  All welcome!  Enquiries to Julie Williams (secretary) on 0412 603831. ... read more

Westpac helicopter pick up on Sunday

27th February 2024
On Sunday 25 February,  NSW Ambulance tasked the Westpac Rescue Helicopter to Barraba to assist a man in his 70s suffering from a serious medical condition. The patient was treated at the scene before being airlifted to John Hunter Hospital in a serious but stable condition. ... read more

Clearing Sale - Wahroonga this Saturday

27th February 2024
Clearing Sale A/C: Wahroonga Pastoral Company (property sold) ‘Wahroonga’ 4813 Killarney Gap Road NarrabriSaturday, 2 March 2024, 11am Ford 4000 tractor with ROPs and 3 pl; Morehouse post hole digger; 3pl bucket; ripper;  blade for Ford 4000; New Holland hay rake; Class baler; Ne ... read more

Some Barraba Show memories

27th February 2024
  History Notes  Show time is fast approaching with our society sorting a few photos for the pavilion, so go along and see if you can recognize yourself or perhaps your parents who took part in the various shows performed by Barraba residents in the middle to late last century. I doubt i ... read more

Agsmart Connect comes to Tamworth

27th February 2024
AGSMART CONNECT COMES TO TAMWORTH AgSmart Connect 6 March @ 9:00 am - 7 March @ 4:00 pm Tamworth Regional Entertainment and Conference Centre (TRECC) AgSmart Connect provides an educational seminar led event, exhibition, sales and networking opportunity for suppliers of agricultural and agro-ind ... read more

TRC seeks funding support for Council building

27th February 2024
Council seeks State support for remediation Tamworth Region Council is seeking financial assistance from the NSW Government as it weighs up options for the future of Ray Walsh House which was vacated by staff in 2022 after it was found to contain asbestos. Tamworth Region Mayor Russell Webb met wit ... read more

Showjumping is on again

27th February 2024
SHOWJUMPING AND THE SIXBAR COMPETITION – on again! There will be a full program of Showjumping at this year’s Show – entries on the day. We missed listing the SIXBAR Competition in last week’s published program. Friday 1 March from 12 midday: Junior and lower height classes ... read more

What's fresh in your garden

27th February 2024
Competitions for fresh things from your garden You can still enter flowers, vegetables and fruit growing in your garden in this year’s Show competitions. ENTRIES for: Section 15: Farm and Garden Produce – take them to the Luncheon Pavilion at the Showground between 2pm and 4pm on Frid ... read more

Yard Dog Trials at the Barraba Show

27th February 2024
YARD DOG TRAILS – Muster Dogs at work! Competition starts 8 am Saturday 2 March All levels of Competition. Yard Dog area – north-eastern side of the Showground. Keep left from the main gate. ... read more

2024 Barraba Show Program

27th February 2024

Thank you to the Rural Medical Clinic at Manilla

21st February 2024
OUR THANKS TO THE RURAL MEDICAL CLINIC, MANILLA Over the last 6 months Barraba has had a patchwork of GP services. Dr Boyd from Newcastle and Dr Wearne from Bingara have supplied some part-time service in the interim after MedCIRC left town. But throughout the time the Rural Medical Clinic in Manil ... read more

NSW Farmers AGM

21st February 2024
The NSW Farmers Barraba Branch AGM Monday 11th March 2024 at 7pm at the Commercial Hotel. All are welcome to attend. RSVP to Liam Johnston on 0419 993 742 by Friday 8 March. ... read more

Enrol now for RSA and RCG training at the College

21st February 2024
COLLEGE CHAT www.ccni.nsw.edu.au   Community College Northern Inland will be holding RSA and RCG training at the Barraba campus in April. If you're going to work at a licensed premises (that is, a place that sells alcohol), you must complete competency training in the Responsible ... read more

RSL Club AGM - new date

21st February 2024
Notice of Annual General Meeting Of the Barraba RSL & Recreational Club Ltd To be held Sunday 10th March 2024 @ 11am @ the clubhouse ... read more

2024 Barraba Show program

21st February 2024
2024 Barraba Show Program THURSDAY 29 FEBRUARY 4pm – Encouragement Draft FRIDAY 1 MARCH Daylight Start - Campdraft 9am -         Dressage 9:30am - Wool Judging 11am -     Wool Judges comments        Fa ... read more

Popular pet show is on again

21st February 2024
2024 Junior (U18) Dog and Small Pet Show Our very popular pet show is on again at the 2024 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 are classes for birds, cats, and other small animals. There is even a ... read more

Don't miss the Motor Bike Barrel Race

21st February 2024
NEW AT THE 2024 SHOW – THE MOTORBIKE BARREL RACE! This year, Friday night’s entertainment in the Rodeo Ring won’t feature horses or bulls, but motorbikes! For the first time in many years, the spectacular Barrel Racing on bikes returns to Barraba Show. Competitors are timed racing ... read more

Update from the Senior Citz

21st February 2024
Senior Citizens Notes  Hello everyone, How is everything at your place?  I do hope that the heat is not knocking you about too much.  There was a great roll up at Housie last week. People please keep the morning free to come along and listen to Julie Tremayne, an advocate for senio ... read more

Adam Marshall pushing for pensioner concessions on council rates

21st February 2024
Pensioner concessions for council rates should be doubled I have called on the State Government to act swiftly and increase the pensioner concessions for local council rates which have been fixed at a maximum of $250 for the past three decades. I placed a motion on the notice paper in State Parliam ... read more

History Notes - banks in Barraba

21st February 2024
History Notes This week we hosted two small busloads of seniors from Tamworth for morning tea. Our group set up a group of tables and umbrellas and produced lots of delicious treats which our visitors thoroughly enjoyed. Thank you to all those who assisted with the event. We still have not heard a ... read more

TRC developing a Cultural Plan - have your say

21st February 2024
Cultural Plan 2024-2029 Have your say about our region's cultural life Tamworth Regional Council is committed to supporting and developing arts and culture throughout our region. The Tamworth Regional Cultural Plan 2024-2029 will outline the region's arts and culture priorities for the next five y ... read more

TRC Meeting report 13th Feb 2024

21st February 2024
Council meeting update Here is an overview of outcomes from Tuesday 13 February, 2024 Ordinary Meeting of Tamworth Regional Council: In a series of Mayoral Minutes, Mayor Russell Webb secured the support of his fellow councillors on three actions which aim to build the region’s resilience: ... read more

Thanks for all you do Roylene

21st February 2024
Thank you to Roylene Conway I just thought it would be nice to send a general note, to the Barraba Community News, to thank Roylene for her dedication to her role and for the wonderful service she has given to the town and residents over the years. Many people, over the years, have enjoyed the ver ... read more

AGM for the Cancer Fundraising Group

14th February 2024
Barraba Cancer Patients Fund Raising Group Inc. AGM Thursday 29th Feb 2024 12MD Andy’s Guest House New Members welcome ... read more

Preschool AGM 12th March 24

14th February 2024

Seniors IT at the Community College

14th February 2024
COLLEGE CHAT www.ccni.nsw.edu.au It’s never too late to brush up on your online skills or learn new ways to stay connected with your loved ones. Our Tech Savvy Seniors program helps you build the skills and confidence to use computers, tablets and smartphones. If you are a Seniors Card hold ... read more

Barraba Show 2024, contact details and entry costs

14th February 2024
Contact Information Phone: 0447 222 347 Mail Address: PO Box 108, Barraba Address: 1 Rodney St, Barraba, NSW 2347 Email: barrabapah@hotmail.com Website: barrabashow.com.au ... read more

Photography Section at the Barraba Show

14th February 2024
ARE YOUR PHOTOS READY FOR THE BARRABA SHOW? A timely reminder that photography entries close at 3:30pm on Tuesday 27th February 2024. 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 ... read more

Wool Section at the Barraba Show

14th February 2024
BARRABA SHOW 2024 - WOOL SECTION With more producers moving to shorter shearing intervals, we have decided to continue a “Merino Short Wool” class in 2024.  This class will be open to fleeces with 6-8 months of growth as well as the usual 12 month fleece classes. If this class rece ... read more

Sport Shear is on again at the Barraba Show

14th February 2024
Sports Shear and Wool Handling Competition – bigger and better in 2024! Eighteen months ago, local shearer Jock Mallise decided to work to get Barraba on the national shearing and wool handling competition circuit. “Barraba has a long and proud history as a centre of the wool industry & ... read more

Intended distribution of the Roblin Estate

14th February 2024
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 JAMES ARTHUR ROBLIN Any person having any claim upon the estate of James Arthur Roblin, late of Barraba who died on 23rd June 2023 must se ... read more

History Notes - Robert Genge family

14th February 2024
History Notes Although we did not have markets this week, members are having a busy time with enquiries, changes to the Dean Room, and a special lot of visitors coming this week. The enquiries still keep on coming with another Thompson one this week. Unfortunately, there are several family memorie ... read more

Bill Rumsby remembers many years of the Barraba Show

14th February 2024
A BARRABA SHOW STORY Bill Rumsby stopped me in the street: “You’ve been asking for local stories,” he said. “Here’s one – I’ve been to every Barraba Show in the last eighty years. Can anyone beat that?” Bill was born in 1943. He has seen a photo of hi ... read more

Adam Marshall lobbies to split HNE Health

14th February 2024
From Adam Marshall MP’s Newsletter – Bills back on the table on first day back in ParliamentI wasted no time getting back to business in Parliament, tabling two Bills which seek to reduce enormous cost burdens on the region’s local councils and return local power and control over ... read more

Kevin Anderson talks roads

14th February 2024
TIME TO START WORK ON MAJOR ROAD UPGRADES Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson has called on the NSW Labor government to commence work on two significant road projects in the Tamworth electorate. The duplication of Goonoo Goonoo Road and safety upgrades to Port Stephens Cutting remain top priorities ... read more

Have your say about Crown Lands

14th February 2024
PUBLIC INVITED TO HAVE THEIR SAY ABOUT CROWN LAND MANAGEMENT Crown land managers, community groups, Local Aboriginal Land Councils, native title groups, tenure holders, and members of the public are invited to have their say on a review of the legislation that governs the management and use of Crow ... read more

UNE celebrates 70 years

14th February 2024
The University of New England The Hon Aileen MacDonald OAM MLC today called on the NSW Parliament to acknowledge The University of New England as the first Regional University in Australia. Ms MacDonald said it was entirely appropriate for the House to make an official recognition given the Univers ... read more

Dr Hein returns on the 12th March

7th February 2024
Barraba Medical Centre It is with the greatest of pleasure to inform the Barraba Community of the return of our much loved and missed Dr Heinrich Strydom to the Barraba Medical Centre. Dr Strydom is set to commence practicing on the 12th March 2024. All patients welcome, past and present. Please ... read more

Barraba Medical Centre update

7th February 2024
Further details and information in relation to the reopening of the Barraba Medical Centre have been provided by the BCN team. The reestablishment of the medical practice on a part time basis would not have been possible without the generosity of people within our community. Without this community ... read more

Barraba Show 1st to 3rd March

7th February 2024

Barraba Show Pavilion details

7th February 2024
Barraba Show: Friday 1 March – Sunday 3 March 2024 Get involved – enter your local Show The Show is coming very soon – here’s a list of the many Pavilion sections you we would love you to enter -it’s fun, and you might win a prize! Most of us have grown things, cooked ... read more

Barraba Show meeting

7th February 2024

Time to 'show off' your knitting

7th February 2024
Barraba Show, held from Friday 1st March to Sunday 3rd March 2024 has a large knitting and crochet section and Chief Steward of the section, Penny Blomfield, wants to encourage people to pick up their needles or hooks and get creating – there’s a section for everyone and everything &ndas ... read more

Shelley's Table open Sat and Sun 8-2

7th February 2024

History Notes - The Courthouse Hotel

7th February 2024
To begin with, thank you to those, especially Terry, who have kept the History Notes going for the last couple of months. You have all done a most interesting job especially in the car world. This week I have been presented with a hotel enquiry. The Courthouse Hotel began about 1880 with John Thoma ... read more

Breaking down the barriers for people with a disability

7th February 2024
New plan aims to break down barriers Being mindful of the needs of people with a disability and increasing opportunities for inclusion are the principles driving efforts to create a new Tamworth Regional Council Disability Inclusion Action Plan. The project is about to get underway with an online s ... read more

Save on solar

7th February 2024
The offer This offer helps homeowners on low incomes reduce their electricity bills by installing 3 kilowatt solar systems on their homes. Solar is a great way to reduce your environmental footprint and you can save up to $600 a year on your household electricity bills. That’s up to twice as ... read more

New exhibition in Tamworth

7th February 2024
Bejewelling Shakespeare’s Women An eye-catching new exhibition has commenced in Tamworth City Library today, with a highlight being an Author Talk at the end of the month. Bejewelling Shakespeare’s Women is a look at some of the women that are a part of William Shakespeare’s liter ... read more

Protect yourself from cyber attacks

7th February 2024
CYBER ATTACKS – threat levels increasing ahead of Safer Internet Day February 6 marks the 21st Safer Internet Day with the theme Connect. Reflect. Protect – a call to action for the whole community. Kids Helpline, a service of yourtown is part of a safety-net for children and young ... read more

Update from the Hospital Auxillary

7th February 2024
The Barraba Branch of the United Hospital Auxiliaries of NSW had a successful meeting on Friday 1st February.  We are very happy to approve funding for some new toys for the Emergency Department as well as an air fryer for the staff accommodation.  Without our hard working staff we wouldn& ... read more

January 2024

Barraba's Australia Day winners

31st January 2024
Australia Day Award winners announced in Barraba The Barraba Community came together at Barraba Golf Club to recognise and celebrate Barraba’s Australia Day Award winners. Australia Day Ambassador MR John Lee OAM, PHF, BS0cSci founder of ‘You Have a Friend charity’ presented the ... read more

Australia Day ceremony in Barraba

31st January 2024
BARRABA AUSTRALIA DAY AWARDS REPORT FROM THE ‘NEWS TEAM’ This year’s Awards ceremony was once again held at the Barraba Golf Club – inside in relative airconditioned comfort, thank goodness, given it was a day of extreme heat in Barraba. The proceedings were kicked off by t ... read more

Peake Family 3 generations of 'givers'

31st January 2024
Peake Family Community Service over 3 generations Muriel Crowley, Ros Peake’s mum, was the first recipient of the Barraba Citizen of the Year in 1970 and was awarded a Silver platter to mark the occasion The Stuart Peake Memorial Cancer Research Trust was established to raise funds to assist ... read more

2024 Barraba Show coming soon

31st January 2024
2024 Barraba Show – coming soon The 113th Barraba Show will be held from Friday 1 March to Sunday 3 March 2024. This year’s Show will be bigger and better than ever; all popular events are back, and there are exciting new events. On Friday evening, 1 March, a Motorbike Barrel Racing ev ... read more

Get your Food Safety cert at the Community College

31st January 2024
COLLEGE CHAT www.ccni.nsw.edu.au  Do you know about the changes to the Food Standards Code for food businesses that came into force on 8 December 2023? Act now to ensure compliance. Visit foodauthority.nsw.gov.au/safetytools for more information  SITXFSA005 Food Handling (Level 1) - T ... read more

History Notes and the Roy Collins and Sons business

31st January 2024
History Notes      by Terry Threlfall   The third instalment from Ron Hiscock - this week he tells us about the cars he serviced at Roy Collins and Sons. Barraba residents and their cars Ron Hiscock speaks of very happy times in the 1960s and 1970s servicing cars at ... read more

SES recognised Geoff Hanson

31st January 2024
Bingara NSW SES stalwart awarded Emergency Service Medals for decades of volunteer service Tamworth Unit and Bingara Unit member Geoff Hanson was awarded Emergency Service Medal (ESMs) in this year’s Australia Day Honours List for commitment to volunteer service with the NSW SES over several ... read more

Kevin Anderson - slams cancelation of school vouchers

31st January 2024
COST-OF-LIVING SHOCKER FOR LOCAL FAMILIES More than $2 million has been ripped out of the local economy thanks to the Minns Labor Government’s decision to slash the former government’s Back to School Vouchers. The vouchers, which were hugely popular in the Tamworth electorate, gave pare ... read more

Sign up for Prograze

31st January 2024
PROGRAZE PROFITABLE SUSTAINABLE GRAZING MANAGEMENT Would you like to gain a better understanding of how to achieve a more profitable and sustainable grazing system on your property? Producers can do this through PROGRAZE™, a recognised, industry-led training course based on understanding the ... read more

Aged Care Advocate Info session

31st January 2024
Join your local Aged Care Advocate to find out about Seniors Rights Service: who we are and what we do, how seniors can access aged care services and how to resolve concerns with in-home and residential aged care services. Place: 50 Fitzroy St Barraba Date:  Friday 15th Ma ... read more

NBN upgrades in the Barraba area

31st January 2024
Work is underway in Barraba and Barraba Fossickers Way to upgrade the NBN Fixed Wireless network Work has continued on upgrades to the NBN® Fixed Wireless network in Barraba and Barraba Fossickers Way, which will benefit households and businesses across Australia, including Tamworth, providing ... read more

2024 Hats Off announced

31st January 2024
2024 Hats Off To Country - new dates, new events The organisers of the Hats Off To Country, mid-year country music festival, have revealed a new event will celebrate traditional Australian country music at the three-day event which will run Friday, 19 July to Sunday 21 July 2024. Hats Off To The B ... read more

Update from the Barraba Lions

23rd January 2024
Following some decent rain, a decision had to be made to move the Christmas Tree celebrations from Rotary Park to the Bicentennial Hall. Council and Lions inspected the park earlier on Sunday and decided it was far too wet to hold the event there with water running out of the ground. Despite all of ... read more

Kids Helpline with back to school support

23rd January 2024
Back to School support - Kids Helpline @ School delivering more opportunities in 2024 With the start of a new school year upon us, Kids Helpline has announced expansion of the Kids Helpline @ School program. Almost 70 per cent of all young people who reach out to Kids Helpline are high school-aged ... read more

Skills course on offer at the Community College

23rd January 2024
COLLEGE CHAT www.ccni.nsw.edu.au Welcome back from all the Staff at the Community College Northern Inland. Everyone should soon receive the Term 1 flyer in their letterbox, but if you don’t please drop into the Barraba Campus at 47 Fitzroy Street and pick one up. Some of the training we wi ... read more

Australia Day in Bingara

23rd January 2024

Free Tennis Coaching

23rd January 2024

History Notes - Ron Hiscock talks about cars

23rd January 2024
History Notes by Terry Threlfall   Ron Hiscock continues his story - this week and next week he tells us about his time at Roy Collins and Sons. Ron Hiscock talks about cars Ron Hiscock started his mechanic’s apprenticeship with White’s garage. In 1961 he moved to work fo ... read more

Powerstation Museum - Steam engine in action

23rd January 2024
Steam Engines in Action at the Tamworth Powerstation Museum 25 to 27 January 10:00 am - 3:00 pm Join us at the Tamworth Powerstation Museum as we celebrate the Toyota Country Music Festival!On the 25th, 26th and 27th of January we will be running our John Fowler Steam Engines from 10am till 3pm.At ... read more

NBN upgrades to commence

23rd January 2024
Work is underway in Barraba and Barraba Fossickers Way to upgrade the NBN Fixed Wireless network Work has continued on upgrades to the NBN® Fixed Wireless network in Barraba and Barraba Fossickers Way, which will benefit households and businesses across Australia, including Tamworth, providing ... read more

Adam Marshall recognises the CWA in Bingara

23rd January 2024
From Adam Marshall’s website – Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall at the CWA Centenary monument in Bingara, where the NSW heritage Blue Plaque will be fixed, honouring the life of CWA founder Mrs Grace Emily Munro MBE. NORTHERN Tablelands MP Adam Marshall has today congratulated the ... read more

Veterans wellbeing grants available

23rd January 2024
APPLICATIONS FOR THE VETERAN WELLBEING GRANT PROGRAM TO END SOON NSW Shadow Minister for Youth Justice, Aileen MacDonald OAM MLC, is putting out a reminder to the veteran community that applications for the Australian Government’s ‘Veteran Wellbeing Grant Program’ are now open. &l ... read more

What have the Senior Citz got planned?

23rd January 2024
Senior Citizens Notes Hello Everyone, I hope everyone had a nice break, now we are off to a flying start for 2024.  We had our first meeting for the year on Friday, numbers were down but still we managed to plot out a busy year. Firstly – a short get away.  How about a trip to Dub ... read more

Enter the new tennis comp

23rd January 2024

Tennis coaching after school program

23rd January 2024

Join the 'Stepping on' program

17th January 2024
“STEPPING ON” - FALLS PREVENTION PROGRAM Free community program for seniors, men and women – enrol now! This is a fun program for over sixty-fives designed to keep you active, improve your strength and balance and keep you independent as you age.  Run by Deb Cunningham from ... read more

Join the Australia Day celebration

17th January 2024

TRC pensioner rebate

17th January 2024
Tamworth Regional Council Pensioner and Hardship rebate    10 January 2024 As part of our ongoing communication around the special rate variation proposal, we wanted to share more information about our pensioner rebates and hardship policies which were on public exhibition ... read more

Australia Day at the RSL Club

17th January 2024

27th Jan at the Upper Horton Club

17th January 2024

Barraba RSL Club AGM

17th January 2024
Notice of Annual General Meeting Of the Barraba RSL & Recreational Club Ltd To be held Sunday 18th FEB 2024 @ 11am @ the clubhouse ... read more

Rugged Rustlers Outfit

17th January 2024
Rugged Rustlers Outfit! Michael Clare, a country school teacher for some twenty or so years, Michael has lived in many country towns.  His experiences giving him the inspiration for his song writing.  Michaels songs have been recorded by many artists including Brian Letton, Reg Poole, Gre ... read more

Garage sale this Saturday

17th January 2024
48 Gotha Street, Barraba 8:30am Saturday, 20 January 2024 ... read more

Nominate a 'senior' now

17th January 2024
SENIORS ARE TOPS – NOMINATE SOMEONE TODAY! Residents of the Tamworth electorate are encouraged to celebrate the positive impact our seniors make in our community, by nominating them for a 2024 NSW Seniors Festival Local Achievement Awards. Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson MP said the 2024 N ... read more

Thank you from Dale Hamilton

17th January 2024
Thank you My dad Mark Scarlett was called home to heaven in early December. I wish to acknowledge and thank Barraba Funerals and the Barraba RSL for the respect and care shown to dad. I found the necessity of planning dad’s funeral a celebration of his life. Thank you, Gavin.  The tea ... read more

Thank you from Kenneth Monk

17th January 2024
Thank you I moved to Barraba 2 weeks ago and basically had to camp in my new home without furniture. I have been overwhelmed by the support and kindness of the Barraba community during a difficult couple of weeks. In particular I would like to thank Pat Penna, Ian Maddison and Rachel and Jo from th ... read more

History Notes - a chat with Ron Hiscock

17th January 2024
History Notes by Terry Threlfall Substituting for Margaret Currell for a week or two, I thought I would do some Barraba “Car Stories”.              First, I spoke to Ron Hiscock – here’s a bit of his story. T ... read more

Country Music Festival kicks off

17th January 2024
TAMWORTH COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL – FREE CONCERTS AT TOYOTA PARK Feeling the heat? Must be nearly January which of course means it's Toyota Country Music Festival time! Be in the know and stay across what's on. Toyota Park will have free concerts each night of Festival, and the lineup is now li ... read more

What 'love' does to our brain

17th January 2024
Love scrambles the brain and scientists can now tell us why Love is blind, the saying goes, and thanks to a world-first Australian study, we are now a step closer to understanding why. It is well known that romantic love changes the brain, releasing the so-called love hormone oxytocin, responsible ... read more

DPI - Genetics in the Paddock podcast

17th January 2024
The NSW Department of Primary Industries proudly announces the launch of Genetics in the Paddock with Emily, a podcast series set to demystify the complex world of livestock genetics. The 10-part series welcomes a diverse line-up of guests from NSW DPI and Animal Genetics and Breeding Unit (AGBU), ... read more

New land values in the NW region

17th January 2024
New land values published for North West Regional NSW The NSW Valuer General has published land values for the North West Regional NSW Region. The land values reflect the value of land only, as at 1 July 2023. Land value is the value of the land only. It does not include the value of a home or oth ... read more

TRC waste vouchers now available

17th January 2024
The January Q3 Waste Vouchers are now available for residents to dispose of up to 2 cubic metres of non-recyclable bulky household waste for FREE (some limits apply). Residents who are signed up to the digital service should see the voucher in their account automatically. If you do not have a digi ... read more

Defribs for sport clubs

17th January 2024
LIFE-SAVING DEFIBRILLATOR GRANT OPEN The NSW Government’s life-saving Local Sport Defibrillator Grant Program has returned, and local sport clubs and organisations are encouraged to apply for grants of up to $3,000. Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said it was critically important that loca ... read more

Veterans Compensation Reform delay

17th January 2024
VETERANS COMPENSATION REFORM: MINISTER FAILS TO MEET ROYAL COMMISSION’S DEADLINE A major overhaul of veterans’ entitlements has hit a roadblock with the Labor Government failing to meet the end-of-year deadline to release draft new laws to harmonise and consolidate compensation claims. ... read more

TRC Meeting Report 12th Dec 2023

15th January 2024
Council meeting update – 12 December 2023  Here is an overview of outcomes from the Ordinary Meeting of Tamworth Regional Council: Councillors agreed to put the Draft Ratepayers Hardship Policy, Draft Ratepayer Pensioner Policy and the Draft Debt Recovery Policy for Property Debts on ... read more