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Inspiring ideas shine

22nd Aug 2019

The Northern Tablelands Local Land Services Schools Property Planning Competition gives high school agriculture students first-hand experience in investigating the real-life challenges faced by local farmers. The Competition recognises students for t...

‘Wyldlife’ Camp for Guyra Youth

22nd Aug 2019

The Young Life Club in Guyra has been meeting in the Anglican Church hall, weekly, on Monday evenings, for most of this year. Young Life is a mission community of Christ-centred people committed to reaching adolescent youth with the gospel of Je...

Positive results to groundwater study of Guyra area

22nd Aug 2019

Preliminary investigations into possible ground water supplies for the Armidale region have identified a number of Guyra sites that are recommended for further examination. A desktop study of the region’s subsurface rock formations and recor...

September start for main street

21st Aug 2019

Two long-awaited Guyra projects are set to get underway in the coming months. Work on the main street upgrade and the Mother of Ducks Lagoon will begin in September/October depending on the weather and the finalisation of plans. Eleven local resident...

Athletics talents on show

21st Aug 2019

On Friday 2nd August, students at St Mary of the Angels participated in their annual School Athletics Carnival. Students had been busily preparing for these events and were very eager to get started. The day kicked off with the 100m age races with st...

Malpas pipeline in testing phase

21st Aug 2019

Construction work on the Malpas Dam to Guyra pipeline is almost complete, with testing now being conducted. Early tests have uncovered a few teething problems which Armidale Regional Council Mayor Simon Murray said was to be expected.“There is ...

Classifieds

20th Aug 2019

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Community Noticeboard

20th Aug 2019

Meals on Wheels August 22nd St Marys August 23rd Stephen AdamsAugust 26th NEM StaffAugust 27th Pam HartAugust 28th Guyra CWA Street Stalls August 22nd/23rd/24thLions ClubAugust 31stSteph Cameron (G’Day USA) Church Notices St James Anglic...

Country Cup Champions

20th Aug 2019

Guyra Central School’s under-13 rugby league team are the Small Schools Country Cup champions. The Guyra team faced Junee High School in the final at Bathurst’s Carrington Park last Wednesday and outplayed their opponents 40-10 to claim t...

Drover’s Run raises $250,000 for Rescue Helicopter

20th Aug 2019

THE 2019 Drover’s Run is done and dusted, raising $250,000 for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service, making sure no one ever pays to be assisted. It was the biggest-ever trek for the annual fundraiser covering more than 4000 kilometres through...

Avalanche of snow chasers

13th Aug 2019

Guyra has shivered through its coldest weekend of the year but provided a warm welcome for tourists who flocked to the town hoping to see snow. The growing popularity of weather watchers on social media has led to an increasing trend that sees visito...

Community supporting community through Community Partnership Program

12th Aug 2019

Community and sporting groups from Guyra have shared in $28,860.03 which was handed out by the Regional Australia Bank (RAB) last week. The funds come from the Community Partnership Program (CPP) which allows customers to support local organisations,...

Fires claims life in Guyra

10th Aug 2019

An investigation is underway after a body was found inside a house destroyed by fire in GUYRA yesterday. Emergency services were called to the home on Falconer Street, Guyra, about 4pm yesterday (Friday 9 August 2019), and found the house well aligh...

Well deserved recognition

8th Aug 2019

Last Sunday morning members of the Lamb and Potato Festival met to induct new Festival Patrons for 2020 and beyond. It was also a chance to recognise the commitment of our existing patron Gladys Wilson.The committee was deeply saddened by the death o...

OPINION: Water a hot topic for ratepayers

7th Aug 2019

A meeting was held in Guyra last Sunday evening of concerned community members committed to assisting ARC in resolving and planning for the future in relation to the current water crises of both Armidale and Guyra. With this in mind we decided to ask...

Guyra well represented at NSW Farmers Conference

7th Aug 2019

Guyra branch of the NSW Farmers was well represented at the recent State Conference in Sydney by branch chair Callan Schaefer, Mike Mulligan and Jenni Jackson. Many issues were discussed and voted on. Guyra’s motion re sharing the costs of NLIS...

Frockers flock to Ben Lomond

6th Aug 2019

Memories were dusted off and brought out of the closet and into the open last week at Ben Lomond for a presentation by the award-winning Frock Club. Frock Club is a community engagement program based in Alstonville which is travelling to drought-affe...

Guyra Unites for Major Fundraiser

6th Aug 2019

On Saturday the 3rd August the Guyra United Soccer Club held a major fundraiser ‘Old Boys Day’ in support of Darryl and Carol Dowden. The day was a huge success smashing the set goal of $10,000 with the final amount being raised a massive...

Crowdfunding campaign launched for rail trail business plan

6th Aug 2019

A crowdfunding campaign to develop a business plan for a rail trail on the disused section of the Great Northern Railway line between Armidale and Glen Innes was launched on Tuesday by New England Rail Trail Incorporated and supported by...

Supporting our farmers

5th Aug 2019

Guyra GP Dr Jey and wife Indrani passed a milestone in June, celebrating 10 years at the helm of the Guyra Medical Centre. They are serving not only the Guyra community but increasingly find more patients travelling from Inverell and Glen Innes.Indra...

The key to unlocking grazing systems management

5th Aug 2019

Learning how to assess pastures, as well as understanding their quality and quantity, is key to managing profitable and sustainable grazing systems. Northern Tablelands Local Land Services is delivering the renowned Prograze course which provides pro...

Fight to upgrade Malpas Dam goes to Canberra

5th Aug 2019

MEMBER for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall has taken the fight to improve the region’s water security to the nation’s capital, raising the need for the Commonwealth Government to help upgrade and double the capacity of Malpas Dam near A...

Symposium sparks cooperative path

1st Aug 2019

A sold-out business symposium has been told cooperation creates wealth and will be essential for major economic expansion in the Armidale region. Approximately 80 business operators and other invited guests attended the Business Symposium Breakfast, ...

‘Old Boys Day’ Fundraiser

1st Aug 2019

This weekend Guyra United Soccer Club will hold their major fundraiser “Old Boys Day’. Darryl and Carol Dowden have been a big part of the Soccer family for a long time now and the Caspers would like to repay them in their time of need. P...

Meet our latest medical recruits

31st Jul 2019

The career path of two young women with diverse backgrounds has brought them together at the Guyra Medical Centre where they will be working as GP Registrars, training under local GP Dr Jeyakumar. They both say that the reputation of the Guyra Medica...

Exploring wellness in our community

31st Jul 2019

A group of 37 members of the Guyra community answered the invitation to explore what ‘wellness’ means to them. They gathered at the Guyra Bowling and Recreation Club on Thursday July 23rd, using approaches based in conversation and partic...

Byron Bay artist helps out the bush

30th Jul 2019

Zimmi Forest is a fibre artist from Byron Bay who has a passion for sustainability and the environment and she is using this passion to help out in the bush. Zimmi has offered her time and skills to run a workshop at ‘My Rural Retreat’ as...

Bush fire danger period starts

30th Jul 2019

The NSW Rural Fire Service is advising landowners of the start of the Bush Fire Danger Period on August 1st in the Armidale Region.This year being the worst drought on record and with critical water shortages like we have never experienced before in ...

Rehydrating the soil pays dividends

29th Jul 2019

Southern New Englanders will soon have an opportunity to see first-hand how to balance higher production with good environmental outcomes on one of the highest altitude properties in the Malpas Catchment on July 31st. Since finalising their property...

Outback adventure just days away

29th Jul 2019

The fundraising is over and now Tony Looker and Liz Looker are preparing to head to Broken Hill where they will begin the 2019 Drover’s Run Outback Adventure, raising money for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter. The couple held their final fundrais...

Preschool sets example with water savings

24th Jul 2019

The drought might be impacting on crop planting throughout the State but Guyra Preschool and Long Day Care Centre is proving it’s never too early to sow the seeds of knowledge.The centre’s educators have been running a number of activitie...

A & J Vietnamese opening

23rd Jul 2019

A desire to escape the rat race of the city and provide a better life for their family brought Thi Dinh and wife Vy Pham to Guyra. Originally from Vietnam, they spent 10 years in Sydney before making the decision to escape to the country. After six m...

Head on down to BottomPub for a fun night out for juniors

23rd Jul 2019

Guyra Junior Rugby League are holding a family fun night this weekend. This will be the club’s major fundraising event for the year with lots of prizes up for grabs. The rugby league community is renowned for putting on a great event and they a...

Community forums for library strategy

22nd Jul 2019

A series of community forums began last week to look at how the Armidale region’s libraries can be enhanced as learning and social hubs for the 21st Century.Council is holding the public workshops to help develop a 21st Century Libraries Strate...

Frock up at Ben Lomond

17th Jul 2019

If you have a passion for fashion, then the award-winning Frock Club fashion presentation coming to Ben Lomond will be an absolute must - and it’s all free of charge!Frock Club is an award-winning community engagement program of Crawford House ...

Troutfest planning underway

17th Jul 2019

TroutFest will be back again in 2019 with a few changes to the popular event which is now in its third year. This year’s event will be held over three days from October 4th to 6th. Last year TroutFest brought over a thousand people to Guyra jus...

GET BEHIND Guyra’s COMMUNITY projects

17th Jul 2019

Three community groups in Guyra are in the running for a share of $24.4m in funding which is being made available through the My Community Project grants programMore than 1800 community groups and individuals across NSW completed applications for the...

Media spotlight on our town

16th Jul 2019

The national media spotlight fell on Guyra on Tuesday morning with the ABC News Breakfast doing a live telecast from a chilly Bradley Street. The drought has been the focus of media attention with Guyra described on the program as ‘Ground Zero&...

Talking dry times in the garden

15th Jul 2019

The Guyra Bowling Club was packed on Monday for their annual luncheon with around 100 people gathering to hear an inspirational talk by Simon Rickard. The garden club has more than 100 members who come from a wide area to share the love of gardening....

Oval named in Ted’s honour

12th Jul 2019

If you were writing the history of cricket in Guyra, one name would stand out from the rest. In recognition of a lifetime’s commitment to the sport, the main cricket oval now bears the name of Ted Mulligan who has been a player, an administrato...

New venture for team Crop

10th Jul 2019

Crop Hair Design is the newest business to open in Guyra, with Cathy Mills and Hannah Williams branching out together for this new venture. Cathy and Hannah previously worked together at Hairy Tales Comb True and were keen to continue working togethe...

Sarah leads the way

10th Jul 2019

Sarah Williams travelled to Sydney on July 5th where she graduated from the 2018/19 Athlete Leadership Ceremony with Special Olympics New South Wales. Sarah, along with Courtney Wilson from Glen Innes and Josh Smith from Armidale, represented the Nor...

Dancers shine at Eisteddfods

3rd Jul 2019

Guyra students from Australian Dance Enterprises recently entered into both the Armidale and Inverell eisteddfods. They competed with students all over NSW and Qld, achieving fantastic results.Eight Guyra students competed in 12 years and under ...

Tingha exits to Inverell

3rd Jul 2019

THE Tingha community has officially bid farewell to Armidale Regional Council and said hello to Inverell Shire with a long-negotiated local government boundary adjustment coming into effect on Monday. The 800 square kilometre boundary change agreed t...

Deputy Premier visits Malpas Dam

3rd Jul 2019

THE push to increase the height of the wall of Malpas Dam is gaining traction with Deputy Premier John Barilaro inspecting the dwindling supply dam and construction progress on the water pipeline to Guyra last week.Mr Barilaro visited the dam with Me...

Councillors divided on Guyra meetings

3rd Jul 2019

Armidale Regional Council will continue to alternate meetings between Armidale and Guyra, despite a desire by a number of councillors to abandon Guyra as a meeting venue. At their last meeting which was held in Armidale on June 26th, Cr Jon Galletly ...

Going strong for 100 years

26th Jun 2019

Centenary celebrations for St Mary of the Angels Primary School attracted many former students back to Guyra and the school where they spent their formative years. A small organising committee had put many hours into the event which saw hundreds of p...

Aged Care Needs Up For Discussion

16th May 2019

Aged care needs up for discussion The aged care needs of the Guyra community was the subject of a forum held last week by McLean Care. Residents of the Kolora Aged Care facility, their families, and members of the wider community were brought togethe...

Reunion planned for class of 1983

16th May 2019

A reunion is planned for the class of ‘83 on the 26th October 2019 from 6pm at the Guyra Bowling Club. We are looking for anyone who was part of our class throughout the years (started school in 1973, year 6 1979, year 10 1983). Please contact...

Untreated water for tomato farm

15th May 2019

At last week’s meeting of Armidale Regional Council (ARC) it was decided to move ahead with a proposal to encourage the Elm St glasshouses operated by the Costa group to use untreatedwater from the Malpas Dam Pipeline. First established in 200...

Guyra wool up with the best at Sydney

14th May 2019

Guyra wool producers Frank and Pip White of ‘Tangley’ took home the ribbon for the Reserve Champion fleece at the recent Sydney Royal Easter Show, with Mark and Lesleann Waters of Edington Merino Stud, Armidale entering the champion fleec...