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Dianne Burey named top Citizen

26th Jan 2022

Long-standing community volunteers have been recognised in this year’s Australia Day ceremony with Guyra’s Dianne Burey taking out Citizen of the Year award for 2022. Dianne is a stand-out member of the local community and has been recogn...

Australia Day Awards

26th Jan 2022

OTHER AWARD WINNERS Community Services Award: Gladys Wilson – Gladys is a wonderful supporter of the Guyra Community. She volunteers every day during the Lamb and Potato Festival, as well as in the weeks leading up to the event. Additionally G...

New shop offers healthy & sustainable products

26th Jan 2022

The most recent addition to the high street of Guyra is ‘Timber and Thyme’, a health food and sustainable living shop run by Julia Woods. Julia said that she has often spoken of opening a shop or running a stall, selling sustainable livin...

Vaccination rolls out for 5-11 year olds

26th Jan 2022

The roll out of COVID-19 vaccinations for children aged 5 to 11 year old is underway in Guyra with around 50 vaccines already delivered by the Guyra Medical Centre. Practice Manager Indrani Jeyakumar said that the take up of the vaccines has been goo...

Learn how to arrange flowers

26th Jan 2022

The Guyra Show is just over three weeks away, and now is the time to start thinking about your entries. If gardening is your thing, a little help is at hand to ensure your blooms are presented at their best.A flower arrangement workshop will be held ...

Rural land values increase by 18.7 per cent

26th Jan 2022

The NSW Valuer General, Dr David Parker, has published land values for the Northern Tablelands region, and rural property in the Armidale Region (which includes Guyra) has increased by 18.7 per cent.The recovery in the local economy following a prolo...

Sam Coupland to lead council

18th Jan 2022

The new Mayor of Armidale Regional Council is Cr Sam Coupland who defeated former deputy Mayor Cr Debra O’Brien 8-3 following a show of hands last week. The deputy Mayor will be Todd Redwood who also defeated Cr O’Brien 8-3 The vote was t...

Australia Day activities

18th Jan 2022

Official Australia Day celebrations in Guyra this year will include an awards dinner and fireworks on January 25th, an Australia Day breakfast at Ben Lomond and a flag raising ceremony in Guyra on January 26th.Special guest at the Australia Day dinne...

CWA Art Exhibition this weekend

18th Jan 2022

The CWA Guyra Evening Branch will be holding its annual Art Exhibition this weekend at the GALA Centre. The Exhibition will be held in a more condensed format this year, running over the course of two days instead being held in conjunction with the a...

Learn to dance in a fun and creative environment

18th Jan 2022

With another difficult year in 2021 navigating through COVID lockdowns and restrictions our small dance studio in Guyra operated with reduced student numbers, but cannot continue in 2022 without an increase in enrolments. Australian Dance Enterprises...

Small Halls summer tour to stop in Guyra

18th Jan 2022

Festival of Small Halls has announced that Karen Lee Andrews and Juzzie Smith will feature on their upcoming Summer Tour 2022: New South Wales. For the first time Guyra will be among the towns being visited, with the tour coming to the Australian Poe...

Disappointed campers not happy with changes at Mother of Ducks

18th Jan 2022

George and Joyce Smith have been frequent visitors to Guyra over the years, choosing to camp alongside the Mother of Ducks Lagoon. The couple from Minnie Water like to find somewhere nice to stay when they are travelling and had enjoyed their previou...

Tech help for seniors launching at Libraries

18th Jan 2022

Senior residents will have the opportunity to learn all things digital as Armidale Regional Libraries partner with youngster.co to bring tech help to seniors. Tech help will launch in both Armidale and Guyra libraries from February, enabling seniors ...

Go fishing at Malpas

18th Jan 2022

Guyra Anglers Club Inc will hold a free Gone Fishing Day is on Sunday January 30th. The day is all about celebrating all that they love about fishing and what it gives to the local Guyra community. Along with support from OzFish Unlimited Northern Ta...

New Year, new beginnings

11th Jan 2022

After 49 years Geoff and Anne Thrift have taken a step back as owners of CT Electrics, opening the way for long-term employee Brad Lane and his wife Anne to take over the long established business. Geoff and Anne felt the time was right to hand over ...

Life membership for Fay Skinner

11th Jan 2022

The Guyra Branch of Can Assist recently presented long-serving member Fay Skinner with her Life Membership certificate. Unfortunately, executive officers from Sydney were unable to attend due to COVID restrictions. Branch member Helen Bearup stepped ...

Induction process begins for new council

11th Jan 2022

A mix of fresh faces and experience on the new Armidale Regional Council met this week for the first of a series of induction workshops. The eleven councillors who were successful following the December 4th poll were Margaret O’CONNOR (IND...

No Lamb & Potato Festival

11th Jan 2022

A week after declaring they were ‘back in business’ (Guyra Gazette Dec. 15th), the Guyra Lamb & Potato Festival committee were forced to make a difficult decision to cancel the festival for the second year in a row.As news of the rapi...

First COVID cases for Guyra

11th Jan 2022

The first COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began, have been recorded in Guyra. The first case for the 2365 postcode area was notified by NSW Health on December 23rd.Since then a total of 32 cases have been officially recorded, 24 of which remain act...

Australia Day Ambassador

11th Jan 2022

A station leader in the remote Australian Antarctic Territory and former marketing guru will be the guest speaker and Australia Day Ambassador for Armidale Regional Council this year. Narelle Campbell will be special guest at the Guyra Australia Day ...

Plans for Show to be bigger and better this year

11th Jan 2022

The Guyra Show is on the 18th and 19th February 2022 and is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever. While there is some uncertainity with the current escalation of COVID-19, as far as possible organisers say it will be a normal show.Most of the...

Graziers Focus on Chilean Needle Grass

11th Jan 2022

Friday 10th December saw 66 community attend the Guyra Bowling Club for a second workshop in a month focused on Chilean Needle Grass. The workshops have been instigated by a group of landholders in the Black Mountain area, led by local landholder Kri...

Grower’s passion for plants, people and the environment

11th Jan 2022

Kerrie Galley, Grower Manager at the Costa Tomato glasshouses in Guyra has a passion for plants, people and the environment.Growing up in country Victoria, Kerrie began working in produce as a 14-year-old – thinning carrots and picking potatoes...