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Ollera garden open this weekend

23rd Apr 2024

The Guyra & Community Progress Association (G&PCA) is excited to be showcasing autumn in the New England this weekend. They are hosting an open garden at the historic Ollera Station on Saturday, April 27th. The garden will be open to the publ...

Soldier honoured to return home for Anzac Day

23rd Apr 2024

Former resident Major Adam White has returned Guyra for Anzac Day and will play a pivotal role in this year’s services. Adam will take part in local services and will deliver the commemorative address at the main service in Guyra, something whi...

New guidelines for City 2 Soil bins

23rd Apr 2024

Changes to composting guidelines have resulted in Armidale Regional Council residents no longer being able to add soiled paper and cardboard, paper towels, tissues, pizza boxes and pet faeces to their Food Organics and Garden Organics (FOGO) bins. To...

Beryl turns 102 years young

23rd Apr 2024

At 102 years of age Black Mountain resident Beryl Dahlenburg is proudly independent, keeps active gardening, and is able to do most things for herself.Beryl was born in Hornsby and lived most of her live in Temora NSW. Since moving to the district in...

Good news for local businesses

23rd Apr 2024

Two Guyra businesses are celebrating good news this week, having been recognised in the Australian Enterprise Awards 2024 run by APAC Insider. Operating across multiple channels, the APAC Insider mission is to present news and features from across th...

Long term social consequences of war

23rd Apr 2024

Even before the guns fell silent on the Western Front, the long-term social consequences of World War One were being felt back home. Women had a stronger voice, education, health and housing appeared on the government’s radar.While World War I ...

RAS Rural Achiever shares passion for agriculture with Guyra students

23rd Apr 2024

In a remarkable celebration of dedication and passion for agriculture, Guyra Central School’s very own Farm Assistant, Grace Collins, has been honoured with the prestigious 2024 RM Williams RAS Rural Achiever Award at this year’s Royal Ea...

Easter Delivery to McLean Care Kolora Aged Care 

23rd Apr 2024

Before Easter, school captains from Guyra Central School presented an Easter box filled with donated eggs to the residents at McLean Care Kolora Aged Care. Leading up to Easter, the students gathered the eggs from the school community. The residents ...

Winning photo features Guyra Church

16th Apr 2024

Guyra Anglican Minister Tim Stevens has taken out first prize in Armidale Regional Council’s inaugural Autumn Festival photography competition with a glorious image of his church surrounded by golden Autumn leaves. Tim said he took the photo on...

Bradley Street footpath cleaning to start this week

16th Apr 2024

Armidale Regional Council (ARC) will be undergoing footpath cleaning in Bradley Street Guyra from April 19th to 23rd to help make it safer for pedestrians during wet and frosty weather. The removal of contaminates will help minimise slippery sections...

Artificial hollows installed as new homes for Guyra gliders

16th Apr 2024

Sixty eight artificial tree hollows have been installed at the Wattleridge Indigenous Protected Area (IPA) and surrounding private properties to provide new homes for Yellow-bellied gliders, Greater gliders and other hollow dependent species in the w...

ANZAC Day Services

16th Apr 2024

Ben LomondOnAnzac Day Ttere will be a service and wreath laying at Ben Lomond War Memorial Hall at 9amfollowed by morning tea. Dorothy EveryGuyraOn Thursday, 25 April, the Guyra RSL sub-Branch will hold the following services to commemorate ANZAC Day...

World class concert coming to Guyra

16th Apr 2024

It’s not often that Guyra gets a visit from an internationally acclaimed singer.But get ready, because on Friday May 3rd you will have a chance to experience the magnificent voice of Neapolitan tenor Raffaele Pierno.You won’t want to miss...

PAWS UP Back Track dogs visits Black Mountain

16th Apr 2024

The Back Track Paws Up team and their dogs visited our school throughout Term 1. This program helps our students to develop their communication skills and resilience. Back Track’s dogs encourage reading engagement and wellbeing. The children ha...

Timely warning from New England Police

16th Apr 2024

A timely warning from New England Police with school holiday’s currently underway. It’s all about reducing the risk and removing the opportunity. Here are just a few simple tips to help you reduce the risk of becoming a victim of a break ...

GLENRAC’s Emergency Redi kicks off Proactive Workshop series

16th Apr 2024

In a world fraught with uncertainties, preparation is key to safeguarding yourself and your loved ones.GLENRAC is taking proactive steps to empower individuals and communities with the necessary tools and knowledge to navigate emergencies effectively...

Autumn colour on show

9th Apr 2024

Are you enjoying the change of season? As Guyra’s trees start to colour up, the Gazette is encouraging residents to share their favourite autumn scenes from around the district. Email to news@gala.org.au or share via our facebook page...

New Toy Collection comes into play

9th Apr 2024

Families are now able to borrow toys from a new collection available at Guyra Library.This innovative resource aims to help alleviate the strain of living costs and will offer a diverse array of toys and games at no cost to local families.Guyra Libra...

Tour de Rocks riders heading to the coast again

9th Apr 2024

Guyra cyclists are back on the roads in preparation for the annual Tour de Rocks ride, raising money for cancer research. This year the ride will leave Armidale on April 18th and finish in Woolgoolga on April 20th. The event began in 2010, when Jonat...

Marshall to call time on two decades of politics next month

9th Apr 2024

MEMBER for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall will draw his 20-year career in public office to a close next month, making the announcement he would be stepping down from State politics last Thursday during a meeting of Mayors from across the region in...

ANZAC Day in Guyra

9th Apr 2024

On Thursday, 25 April, the Guyra RSL sub-Branch will hold the following services to commemorate ANZAC Day: 5.45am – Dawn Service, followed by a light breakfast at the Soldiers’ Memorial Hall. 9.00am – Service at the MPS10.00am &ndas...

Life’s a beach - Dumaresq Dam Reserve official opening

9th Apr 2024

Armidale Regional Council (ARC) has announced Dumaresq Dam Reserve will officially open on April 13 so residents and visitors can enjoy the full facilities the upgraded nature reserve has to offer. A family “beach party” event will be hel...

Black Mountain Public School Harmony Day Celebrations 2024

9th Apr 2024

The students at Black Mountain Public School celebrated Harmony Day with a range of cultural activities. The students celebrated ‘how all of our differences make Australia a great place to live!’ Harmony Day is a celebration of our cultur...

Warning to watch out for fake email invoices

9th Apr 2024

Scammers are now posing as a real business you’ve recently dealt with, and sending out fake invoices with changed payment details. Scammers make these invoices look real by copying business logos and ABNs, making the scams harder to spot.Always...

Seed orchards to conserve threatened eucalypt populations

9th Apr 2024

Researchers from the University of New England (UNE) are helping to bolster the future of some of the Northern Tablelands’ most threatened ecological communities.They’ve planted almost 500 native eucalypt seedlings at two sites on the UNE...

Free event to celebrate Koala Habitat Planting

9th Apr 2024

The Armidale Urban Rivercare Group (AURG) are inviting the public to join them to celebrate Koala habitat planting on Sunday, April 14th. The free event will take place at the planting site which is opposite 27 Kennedy Street, Armidale from 8.30am to...

NSW Farmers supporting rural leaders

9th Apr 2024

A state wide search is underway for five bright young minds from rural communities as NSW Farmers opens applications for its 2024 Tertiary Scholarships. Each worth $4000 annually, the NSW Farmers 2024 Tertiary Scholarships will be awarded to mem...

Local woolgowers take out top award at Royal Easter Show

2nd Apr 2024

Guyra woolgrowers James and Janelle Stewart won have taken home three major awards at the 2024 Sydney Royal Easter Show. James is a fourth generation woolgrower, with the Stewart family breeding merino sheep on the family property “Moray’...

Northern Districts third win in five years

2nd Apr 2024

The Northern District Exhibit, took out the major prize at the Sydney Royal Easter Show, winning the overall District Exhibit competition for the third time in five years. The overall prize is based on a points system for the best produce presented a...

Fine knitting wins two top awards in Sydney

2nd Apr 2024

Guyra fibre artist Jenna Howatson has won two major awards at this year’s Sydney Royal Easter Show.Her Queen Susan replica Shetland Shawl won first place in the All-over Lace, Scarf, Wrap or Shawl, (2 ply or finer). The shawl was a labour of lo...

Fiori Musicali presents “Treasures from the Baroque” in Guyra

2nd Apr 2024

The acclaimed Armidale Chamber Choir, Fiori Musicali, brings its captivating concert “Treasures from the Baroque” to the Australian Poetry Hall of Fame in Guyra on Saturday, April 6th, 2024, at 3:00 PM. This promises to be an unforgettabl...

Nature night for families

2nd Apr 2024

Southern New England Landcare (SNELC) are inviting residents to join them for an unforgettable evening of family fun at our upcoming Family Nature Nights in Guyra and Uralla!The day promises to be a fantastic adventure filled with games, prizes, triv...

Meeting provides clarity for plans to build rail trail

2nd Apr 2024

Plans to build the New England Rail Trail along the abandoned rail line north of Armidale were brought back into the spotlight following a recent meeting held at State Parliament by leaders of both Armidale Regional and Glen Innes Severn Councils.At ...

Bald Blair shines at Snow Gums Cross Country Event

2nd Apr 2024

Bald Blair Public School hosted the small schools from the Snow Gums Learning Alliance for the annual cross-country event. Bald Blair students were extremely successful with several of our students finishing in the top six in every race. A team of 13...

Costa product innovation centre launched

26th Mar 2024

The new Costa Innovation Centre was formally launched last week at Costa’s glasshouse facility in Guyra.There are close to 30 new types and varieties of produce already being tested in the Innovation Centre to assess their potential as commerci...

A busy start to 2024 for Agriculture students

26th Mar 2024

It has been a bustling term at the Guyra Central School Farm, with students actively gearing up for the junior judging competitions at the Guyra Show back in February. This year, thirty-five students participated in the Junior Sheep Judging, where Li...

Momentum program coming to Guyra and Tingha

26th Mar 2024

The highly acclaimed Momentum Program, an initiative funded by the NSW Government, is making its way to Guyra, Tingha and Armidale. Collaboratively developed by Real Futures, Pathfinders, and ACE Community Colleges, this ground breaking program aims ...

Harding Miller Scholarship awarded to Guyra Central School student

26th Mar 2024

Guyra Central School student Rose Kliendienst has been awarded the Harding Miller Scholarship, totalling $20,000 over the next four years. This scholarship is available to year 9 students enrolled in an Australian public high school, residing in geog...

And the winner is?

26th Mar 2024

On Wednesday 20th March the Guyra Lions Club with the manager of I.G.A Ben Vidler drew the Easter raffle and the winners were:- Bertha, Stephanie, Stephanie, Geoffrey Bell and David Lockyer. Thank you to all who participated. ...

Demerger protest held outside State Parliament

26th Mar 2024

Community representatives from across the state gathered in front of New South Wales Parliament on March 12th to demand NSW Labor not proceed with its bill which, essentially, would make it harder for forcibly merged councils to deamalgamate.The...

Seniors enjoy a day out thanks to Lions Club

26th Mar 2024

On Sunday March 24th the Lions Club of Guyra held their annual Seniors’ mystery outing and a good number of senior citizens of Guyra enjoyed the day.Leaving the RSL hall we travelled to Deano’s Trout Farm for morning tea supplied by Deano...

Make your voice heard: Rural & Regional crime inquiry begins

26th Mar 2024

NORTHERN Tablelands MP Adam Marshall is encouraging local residents to contribute to the newly-established regional crime inquiry to ensure communities across the region have their say on law and order issues.The inquiry, spearheaded by NSW Country M...

Black Mountain Public School Gymnastics Centre Visit

26th Mar 2024

Our whole school travelled to Armidale earlier this term to attend the Armidale Gymnastics Centre. This was a great opportunity for students to further develop their gymnastic skills. The students especially enjoyed the springboard activity into the ...

Guyra shooters excel at Nationals

19th Mar 2024

Shooters from Guyra have showcased their talent with multiple successes over recent weeks. A team from Guyra Gun Club travelled to Wagga Wagga to compete the Australian Clay Target Association's Down the Line (DTL) Championships.Ben Rumbel, Dustin Ho...

Highlands Science and Engineering Challenge

19th Mar 2024

On March 26th, twenty-one science students from Guyra Central School travelled to the University of New England for the Highlands Science and Engineering challenge. Schools from the surrounding region competed in various science-based challenges to e...

Volunteers needed for poetry events

19th Mar 2024

The Guyra community is gearing up for an exciting line-up of poetry events, and organisers are calling for enthusiastic volunteers to join the team and help make these occasions truly special. From the heat and workshops of the Australian Poetry Slam...

St Marys celebrate St Patrick’s Day

19th Mar 2024

On Friday the 15th of March, students at St Mary of the Angels celebrated St Patrick's Day. Students wore their best green outfits and participated in an afternoon full of fun activities all while raising money for Project Compassion...

Black Mountain Public School Leaders for 2024

19th Mar 2024

Black Mountain Public School recently held their annual Leadership Assembly. Each year our student leaders receive their badges and address the assembly. This year the school has five leaders – Takai Mahuinga, Seth Patterson, Latai ‘Ale, ...

PSYCHS ON BIKES: Riding towards mental wellness in Rural Australia

19th Mar 2024

Psychs on Bikes, a team of motorcycle-riding mental health professionals, are gearing up to hit the road and bring vital mental health support to regional and remote communities across New South Wales. From April 6 to April 13, ten dedicated voluntee...

3G shutdown - Don’t disconnect the bush

19th Mar 2024

The NSW Farmers Association has called for the Federal Government to take urgent action to ensure phone companies don’t leave thousands of farmers without mobile coverage as the 3G shutdown looms.At present, large parts of NSW have limited or n...

Guyra puts their lambs on Show

12th Mar 2024

The 2024 New England Livestock Agents (NELA) Guyra Lamb Show and Sale was held at the Guyra Saleyards on Wednesday March 12th, in conjunction with the weekly Sheep and Lamb Sale.This year’s entrants were judged on pens of 20 in the following ca...

Level 1 water restrictions now apply for residents

12th Mar 2024

Armidale and Guyra residents will be asked to cut back on water usage as Level 1 water restrictions are introduced around the Local Government Area (LGA). Councillors agreed at the October 2023 general meeting that it would move residents to Level 1 ...

Cultural excitement for April/May

12th Mar 2024

Guyra is set to become the hub of cultural excitement as the Australian Poetry Hall of Fame unveils an eclectic lineup of events for March and April. From the soulful blues rock of Gwyn Ashton to the exquisite Baroque melodies performed by Fiori Musi...

Local action group to now represent ratepayers

12th Mar 2024

A meeting last Wednesday organised by Save & Grow Guyra (S&GG) Inc. will see a change in direction for the group. The meeting moved to extend their advocacy to include the representation of ratepayers within the Guyra township and distri...

116th Guyra Show - Yard Dog Trials

12th Mar 2024

A successful yard dog trial was held at the Guyra show on Saturday February 17th. There were 25 maiden/novice handlers who ran 52 dogs over four rounds.Competitors came from Stewarts Brook, Bundarra, Bingara, Matheson, Walcha, Armidale, Youval and th...

Diocesan Winter Trials

12th Mar 2024

On Wednesday the 6th and Friday the 8th of March 11 students from St Mary of the Angels (SMOTA) headed to Tamworth to participate in the 2024 Diocesan Winter Trails. Millie, Lachie R and Charlie B trialled for Hockey and displayed exceptional skills ...

Black Mountain Public School Show Entries

12th Mar 2024

On Wednesday, February 14th, Black Mountain Public School held an information session and Welcome BBQ for students, parents/carers, and new families.  Relieving Principal Mrs Justine Eddy and Mrs Lord, K-2 classroom teacher, discussed wellbeing,...

116th Guyra Show - Poultry

12th Mar 2024

The Guyra Show is done and dusted for another year, and what a year it was. There were sixty eight entries in the refurbished Guyra Poultry Club Shed, the largest number of entries thus far.Judge Les, from Ebor and Stewards, April and Cheryl from Inv...

NSW Women’s Week launch

5th Mar 2024

Guyra CWA Evening Branch was part of history in the making on Monday, being involved in the launch of NSW Women’s Week .They collaborated with Armidale Zonta, Healthwise and Carer’s NSW to host the event in Armidale, which included a pane...

Planning & contingencies key to stock water systems

5th Mar 2024

Landholders at Ben Lomond tackled on-farm waterway health and improving stock water systems, at a GLENRAC workshop on February 13th.At the GLENRAC workshop in the Cromarty woolshed, The Pump Shed’s Matt Ridley started the discussions with tips ...

Costa awards funding to community groups

5th Mar 2024

Seven organisations including community and sporting groups and a school will receive funding through the Costa Tomato Exchange Well Grown Community Grants Program for 2024.State Manager NSW Brett Ryan said there were 40 applications for funding thro...

116th Guyra Show - Horticulture

5th Mar 2024

A Big thank you to all the Exhibitors who made a tremendous effort with turning up with their lovely flowers, especially our new entrants.Results:Champion Dahlia - Colin and Polly Partridge (Walcha) Novice Champion Bloom Dahlia Jenny Cummins, Champio...

Vinnies need you

5th Mar 2024

Are you compassionate, caring and love being part of a team? Do you have any specific skills to care? Can Vou spend or 2 or 3 hours a week to help those in need? Vinnies needs vou. You can make a difference the lives of others in your community, and ...

116th Guyra Show - Horse Events

5th Mar 2024

Dianne Newberry Memorial trophy for Supreme ridden Hack or Hunter of Guyra show 2024 went to “Kolbeach Cowboy” owned and ridden by Lali Alt from Glen Innes. A.J.E Turner Memorial Champion Hack Toby Adams from Inverell. Supreme Rider of ...

116th Guyra Show - Cattle

5th Mar 2024

The feature breed at this year’s Guyra Show Cattle section was Red Poll. All up there were 190 entries across all breeds. The cattle committee also played host the Zone 13 junior judging which attracted 120 entrants from across the region. Judg...

S&GG says all may not be lost

27th Feb 2024

Save and Grow Guyra (S&GG) say they that positive comments and feedback from a meeting held last week has re-invigorated the committee. Approximately 80 people “very strongly supported the long-term and current actions of the Guyra communit...

Youth of the Year regional final held in Guyra

27th Feb 2024

On Saturday February 24th the Guyra Lions Club was the host club for the Regional final of the Youth of the Year quest for Region 4 There were four students participating – Armidale’s Sophia Markham, Inverell’s Indie Robinson-Farago...

Workshop a blooming success

27th Feb 2024

A flower arranging workshop held in Guyra on the weekend was a great success and organiser Tahlia Fleming is already planning to run another event in March.Tahlia, husband Cameron and their daughter relocated to the area in mid-2023. They operate &ls...

116th Guyra Show - Shearing

27th Feb 2024

Shearing at the Show 2024We had a very good roll up of 38 shearers on Saturday for the Guyra Silvershears. It was very pleasing to see a couple of young locals have a go in the Novice, all of 10 and 13 years of age. This year’s recipient of the...

116th Guyra Show - Wood Chop

27th Feb 2024

Once again we were blessed with great weather to start our day off.  Our President, Richard Post, was introduced to our axemen and women, and thanked them for supporting our community.This year our travelling axemen came from Nundle, Grafton, He...

116th Guyra Show - Cooking

27th Feb 2024

Thank you to those people who exhibited cooking at the Guyra Show. It was all of a high standard.Major prize winners were:Open Section – Natasha Saunders for a Special Occasion Cake decorated in the form of a Scottish Highland Cow.Men’s S...

116th Guyra Show - Wool results

27th Feb 2024

There were a record 365 entries in the wool section at the 2024 Guyra Show. This year’s judge was Greg Andrews representing the Woolbroker’s Association.Grand Champion & Reserve Grand Champion - Bellaine MerinosChampion & Reserve ...

Small town puts on a big Show

20th Feb 2024

The official opening of the 116th Guyra Show was a chance to acknowledge people in the community who have made significant contributions to the running of the Show over many years. David Cameron, Richard Gordon and Chris Sole were presented with Life...

New Ebor Falls upper deck viewing platform now open

20th Feb 2024

Four years after viewing platforms, pathways and pedestrian barriers at Ebor Falls were destroyed in devastating bushfires, the facilities which make Guy Fawkes River National Park one of the region’s most popular visitor destinations have retu...

Dance classes set to start

20th Feb 2024

Australian Dance Enterprises (ADE) is offering dance classes at Guyra Central School gymnasium each Thursday afternoon starting back on Thursday February 29th. The full 2024 timetable of classes is available on their website www.australiande.com. ADE...

Rex Airlines extends suspension until October

20th Feb 2024

Rex Airlines has extended suspension of its flights from Armidale to Sydney until October 27.The airline announced the extension on Friday, February 2, blaming “continuing dislocated supply chains post COVID that are heavily impacting the provi...

Inspired to run for cancer research

20th Feb 2024

Guyra mother Kate Kane is in training to run a marathon in memory of her inspirational daughter Peta, forever 11, who loved to run and who she lost to brain cancer. She has already completed a half marathon as preparation for a full marathon which wi...

Guyra Show hosts Zone Junior Judging

20th Feb 2024

The organisers of the Zone junior judging would like to thank everyone that gave their time to run such a successful event in conjunction with the Guyra Show. We had 40 participants in paraders on Friday with 10 of them qualifying for F002 paraders a...

FREE ‘AG.Biz Ready’ Program open to all Northern Tablelands Farmers

20th Feb 2024

‘AG.Biz Ready Northern Tablelands’ is a FREE micro-learning program available to all young farmers operating across the Northern Tablelands in New South Wales. Registrations are now open with the first round of modules to be released on 2...

Bald Blair students artworks on Show

20th Feb 2024

Bald Blair School students artwork from the Guyra Show. The primary class (bottom left) received the Senior primary art exhibition champion for their mural. The infants class (bottom right) came first in the infants class mural section....

Small Schools Swimming Carnival

20th Feb 2024

On Monday, 12th February 2024 students from Black Mountain Public School travelled to the Guyra Pool to compete in the Small Schools Swimming Carnival. They enjoyed the day supporting their fellow students as they participated in their various age ra...

Council releases new strategic plan

13th Feb 2024

Armidale Regional Council (ARC) has released a new strategic plan to boost population and grow the Armidale Region over the next 20 years. The plan, known as Toward 50,000, is on public exhibition until Tuesday March 19th and identifies new employmen...

Shearers pitch in, in time of need

13th Feb 2024

Recently our family experienced the tragic loss of my brother, Kayne Wells (a familiar face in many Guyra shearing sheds). During the 10 day search to find closure, my wife and I were in need of some crossbred lambs to be shorn to prevent flystrike. ...

Tips and tricks for budding bakers

13th Feb 2024

Guyra Evening CWA has two representatives on the NSW Land Committee Committee( Christine Gellie and Mary Hollingworth) who have clocked up over 5000ks already in 2024 promoting the perennially popular CWA Land Cookery Competition throughout NSW. Chri...

Transition Program 2024

13th Feb 2024

Welcome to our Transition Class for 2024. Our new students have had a great start to learning with their transition leader Mrs Sapphire Roller. Last week, students enjoyed choir with the K-2 students and then explored their classroom before producing...

Changes for Jobs Australia Enterprises

13th Feb 2024

Jobs Australia Enterprises (JAE) has withdrawn as a provider from the Workforce Australia program, administered by the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations (DEWR), resulting in the closure of a number of JAE Workforce Australia services s...

Empowering girls to reach their potential

13th Feb 2024

For more than 136 years, Presbyterian Ladies’ College (PLC) Armidale has provided an encouraging and empowering environment for girls to reach their potential and lead meaningful lives and you are invited to tour the campus with current princip...

Country Shows

12th Feb 2024

I rise to celebrate the return of Country Shows. While Sydneysiders look forward to the Royal Easter Show each year, it is the country shows which truly showcase the virtues of regional and rural NSW. Where I live in Guyra in Northern NSW our show ...

New Year, New Faces at local schools

6th Feb 2024

Guyra Central SchoolThe beginning of a child's academic journey is a momentous occasion for both the child and their family. On Tuesday, February 6th, 2024, we welcomed our newest students at Guyra Central School with open arms. These kindergart...

Young woman hopes to inspire others

6th Feb 2024

Alice Stanley is Guyra’s entrant in The Land Sydney Royal Ag Shows NSW Young Woman (Showgirl) competition. The competition aims to identify ambassadors to promote the Agricultural Show movement across NSW.Alice is a 23 year old pharmacy as...

New laws to remove roadblock to demergers

6th Feb 2024

Save & Grow Guyra have issued a friendly reminder that a public meeting is set down for February 22nd to discuss developments around council demergers. They have welcomed news this week that the NSW government will introduce new laws to remove a ...

Bald Blair Public School Welcome to 2024

6th Feb 2024

Bald Blair welcomed two new Kindergarten students this week. Jack Campion and Oscar MacDougall have started their primary school journey with loads of enthusiasm. We also welcomed back our students in Years One to Six. Our Year Six leaders for 2024 a...

New life members for Show Society

6th Feb 2024

The Guyra Show Society will honour three members with life membership at this year’s Guyra Show. David Cameron David Cameron has carried on the Cameron family tradition of being involved in the wool section of the Guyra Show. David joined the ...

Margaret Grills named top citizen

30th Jan 2024

Outstanding community service was recognised at the 2024 Australia Day Awards dinner held in Guyra on January 25th.Margaret Grills was announced as Guyra’s Citizen of the Year for 2024, ahead of a strong field of five other nominees.Margaret&rs...

OAM for Hans Hietbrink

30th Jan 2024

Guyra resident Hans Hietbrink has been presented with a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for his service to the community of the Northern Tablelands region.Mr Hietbrink served as Mayor of Guyra Shire Council from 2008 to 2016. He has served on a...

Old cars needed to help with training

30th Jan 2024

Guyra VRA Rescue NSW is reaching out to the community to acquire old now no longer used/registered motor vehicle to be used for crew training purposes. The cars are generally mocked up with entrapped persons inside and the vehicle placed in varied pr...

Skywalk opens in Glen Innes

30th Jan 2024

The newest tourist attraction and recreation space in the region was officially opened in Glen Innes last week. The Glen Innes Highlands Skywalk will showcase Celtic and Ngarabul connections and culture. The $2 million project is funded by the NSW Go...

Tingha Australia Day Awards

30th Jan 2024

Long-serving community volunteers Margaret Parker, Linda Mozzell, Jean Symes and Dawn McKenzie, were named as joint Tingha Citizens of the Year. Australia Day Ambassador, former local government veteran John Wearne AM, gave a brilliant speech and pre...

Rotary hosts Brazilian exchange student

30th Jan 2024

Seventeen-year-old Filippe Papotti Brait was hosted by the Rotary Club of Guyra for a few days from Sunday January 21st. Filippe is on exchange from Brazil and his visit follows on from Guyra local Ingrid Geere experiencing Mexico as an exchange stud...

Poetry takes a leap into the digital age

30th Jan 2024

In a ground breaking move the Australian Poetry Hall of Fame (APHF) has taken a giant leap into the future by expanding its payment options to include not only traditional methods like cash and card but also embracing the world of digital currencies....

Who is the thief?

23rd Jan 2024

Vandalism and theft on our railway line has left members of the Heritage Train Group no option but to cancel operations due to safety concerns during the Lamb & Potato Festival.This is very regrettable and the decision leaves the train drivers an...

Fabulous day at January produce swap

23rd Jan 2024

Another fabulous day was had by many at the January Produce Swap held in the Guyra Neighbourhood Centre Community Garden last Saturday. The Produce Swap is held on the first Saturday of every month. This month we had several people who had things to ...

Festival committee farewells stalwarts

23rd Jan 2024

The Guyra Lamb and Potato Festival committee paid tribute to three outstanding volunteers at last week’s annual stallholder dinner. The dinner is held on the opening night of the festival and serves to renew friendships and welcome new people i...

CWA Evening Branch art exhibition

23rd Jan 2024

The ladies of Guyra CWA Evening Branch have done it again. For the fourth year they are hosting the annual Art Show during the Lamb and Potato Festival, curating artworks from local creators and those from further afield. The show opened on Friday, 1...

Community Grants Program

23rd Jan 2024

Costa Tomato Exchange is once again offering support for local community organisations through its Well Grown Community Grants Program.Costa is inviting not-for-profit community organisations, sporting associations and schools to register their inter...

Getting ready for the Guyra Show

23rd Jan 2024

Planning is well under way for the 2024 Guyra Show which will be held on Friday 16th and Saturday 17th February. The key focus is on family entertainment so that families can enjoy a great day out on a tight budget. Friday will see school groups atte...

Come and visit the Guyra Museum

23rd Jan 2024

The building in which the museum is housed has a story to tell on its own. The building was the original Guyra Shire Council Chambers built in 1909 and was used until 1981. The Guyra Historical Society opened the building as a Museum in 1988, maintai...

Who will be our 2024 Citizen of the Year?

23rd Jan 2024

Wendy Mulligan, David Kanaley and Sharon Bowles(Joint Project Managers of the Guyra Memorial Park) Their joint vision in 2020 to develop a Guyra Memorial Park, honouring Guyra men and women who served in WWI and WWII, would fulfil a 1951 Guyra Shire...

Festival at capacity in 2024

16th Jan 2024

Rotary Park in Guyra has been transformed overnight as the town prepares for the running of the annual Lamb and Potato Festival. The site was a hive of activity on Tuesday as stallholders arrived and volunteers put the finishing touches ahead of the ...

2024 Australia Day Ambassador

16th Jan 2024

Humanitarian and internationally known best-selling author Michael Crossland will be Armidale’s Australia Day Ambassador for 2024. Crossland has made impact in many arenas and is a sought-after speaker who inspires, entertains, instils perspect...

New England Wedding Showcase

16th Jan 2024

A new event for the region is being planned for February, in support of the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service. The New England Wedding Showcase will be held at the Armidale Showgrounds on Sunday February 4th. The day promises to be a one-stop shop, s...

Christmas celebration for Costa staff

16th Jan 2024

Costa hosted a Christmas celebration for staff at the Guyra Showground in December 2023. Around 300 people attended the celebrations.A spoke person for the Costa group said that it was great to have everyone together again after several years hiatus ...

Land values increase across Northern Tablelands

16th Jan 2024

The total land value for the Northern Tablelands region has gone against NSW’s overall trend and increased, according to the latest land valuations from the NSW Valuer General, Sally Dale.Published on Monday, January 8, the report details new l...

Guyra 2023 weather summary

16th Jan 2024

2023 RAINFALL: 845.4 mm, 33 mm lower than the average.DECEMBER SUMMARY(Long term average in brackets)Rainfall:  125.4 mm  (101 mm) on 12 daysAverage maximum temp:   25.5C  (22.7C)Average minimum temp: ...

Xmas lights winners

16th Jan 2024

The Christmas lights competition organised by the Guyra and Community Progress Association (G&CPA) has proved successful in encouraging residents to light up their homes. The G&CPA has extended thanks to everyone who put in so much effort and...