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Costa Scholarship sets local student up for success

9th Mar 2021

A scholarship worth $10,000 is now open for local students in the Guyra, Armidale, Glen Innes and Inverell region, who are starting their university education in horticulture or agriculture.The Costa Tomatoes New England Tertiary Scholarship is offer...

Guyra student speaking on behalf of rural youth

9th Mar 2021

Guyra Central School student Cordelia Lloyd joined students from places as far as Streaky Bay in SA, Alstonville in northern NSW, and Yanakie in Victoria, as one of 18 rural and remote young Australians who travelled to Canberra to meet with Federal ...

Lions Youth of the Year

9th Mar 2021

The Lions Club of Guyra hosted the Youth of the Year Quest club level at their meeting of 17th February 2021 at the Guyra Bowling and Recreation Club. Two contestants entered late last year, however due to COVID restrictions the event was delayed. Th...

$1.037 million for local road upgrades

9th Mar 2021

Armidale Regional Council has been successful in securing $1.037 million of funding from the Australian Government to conduct gravel re-sheeting and bitumen sealing on twelve local roads.The Local Roads and Community Infrastructure (LRCI) Stage 2 fun...

$781,668 for new Showground amenities

9th Mar 2021

A deposit of the financial kind has flushed its way into the Guyra Showground bank account, with Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall announcing a $781,668 State Government grant to construct two new amenities blocks, with modern accessible toilets a...

Telehealth counselling now available

9th Mar 2021

A free telehealth counselling service is now available for people living in rural areas, or for those wishing to seek help from home. Kimberley Squires, Community Engagement Coordinator, Lifeline Direct said that it has been a particularly difficult ...

Get ready for your vaccination

9th Mar 2021

The Australian Government is encouraging residents in the New England to get ready for their COVID-19 vaccination by linking their digital government services, particularly their myGov and Medicare accounts. The call to link digital services follows ...

New phone policy has positive effects

9th Mar 2021

Restrictions on the use of mobile phones at Guyra Central School have had a positive effect in both the classroom and in the playground. The school implemented the use of Yondr pouches in Term 4 of 2020 as part of a new phone policy at the school.Eac...

Camping out at Black Mountain Railway Station

9th Mar 2021

Black Mountain Railway Station recently played host to 20 RV vans and caravans from the Campervan Motor Home Club the “New Endlanders”. Each year the club returns to Black Mountain to enjoy the unique atmosphere of camping at a Northern T...

Budget review yields positive step for Council

9th Mar 2021

An extensive review of the 2020/21 budget by senior management at Armidale Regional Council has resulted in a net improvement to Council’s General Fund result of $2.1 million.A second quarter (Q2) budget review presented at the Council meeting ...

UPDATED: Storm hits hard

2nd Mar 2021

A Guyra family is counting the cost after a devastating storm passed through on Thursday, February 25th. Described as like a tornado, the storm hit hard at Moredun Ponds Fish Farm, around 45km from Guyra in the Tenterden area. Moredun Ponds has ...

Opportunities grow for Sara

2nd Mar 2021

Born and bred in Guyra, Sara Rushton did not imagine the opportunities that would come when she started work at the Costa Tomato Glasshouses.Sara worked for more than 13 years in Guyra, before taking an opportunity to move to the Costa Berry farm in ...

Amos Vale goes back to back

2nd Mar 2021

Amos Vale Herefords has gone back to back winning Supreme Exhibits of Guyra Show in both 2020 and 2021. In 2020 they won with a bull and this year it was a heifer that got the win. Amazingly, they were both out of the same cow.Amos Vale has congratul...

$1.3 million NE Highway upgrade begins

2nd Mar 2021

Motorists on the New England Highway will soon enjoy a smoother and safer journey when travelling north of Guyra, with work beginning on a $1.3 million safety and drainage upgrade.The project, being delivered under the NSW Government’s Safer Ro...

Council adopts new Drought Management Plan

2nd Mar 2021

Armidale Regional Council has taken a critical step in securing the region’s town water supply after it adopted its updated Drought Management Plan at the February 24 Council Meeting.Armidale Regional Council General Manager James Roncon said t...

Now is the time to act on Malpas Dam Wall

2nd Mar 2021

Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall has used a speech on the floor of State Parliament to highlight the need for Armidale Regional Council to expedite planning work for the raising of the Malpas Dam wall, to more than double its capacity.Mr Marshall...

Meet this year’s Guyra Central School Leaders

2nd Mar 2021

Primary Student Representative CouncilK-6 Captains; Rose Kliendienst and Will HuttonBack: Principal Mrs Michelle Nicholson, Karleah Alefosio, Liam Hutton, Stevie McElroy, Shelby Heagney, Levi Vanderwolf, Aidan Brown Middle: William Vidler, Summer Tib...

Cattle stewards’ contribution recognised

24th Feb 2021

The Guyra Show Society recognised the significant contribution of former Head Cattle Steward Ron Looker and wife Maureen at this year’s Show.They were presented with a Certificate and given Life membership of the Show Society in front of the cr...

A spectacular 2021 Show

24th Feb 2021

Speaking at the official opening of the 113th Guyra Show, President Richard Post said that the past two years have seen the challenges of drought, bushfires and a global pandemic threaten the event in a way not seen except during two world wars.&ldqu...

Life Membership for Dorothy Lockyer

24th Feb 2021

A presentation of Life Membership was made to long serving committee member, Dorothy Lockyer at this year’s Guyra Show. President Richard Post said that no-one could be more deserving of the honour and that the Show would not be what it is with...

2021 Lamb Show and Sale

24th Feb 2021

The annual Guyra Lamb Show and Sale was held last Wednesday at the Guyra Saleyards. A big crowd was on hand to see the winners announced. There was a large increase in numbers with 5,200 lambs penned. Picking a winner was not an easy task for Judge L...

Speculation around local council elections in September

24th Feb 2021

Local government elections are due to be held on September 4 this year and speculation is starting around possible candidates.Last week the focus was on the current Mayor of Armidale Regional Council Dr Ian Tiley. An article in the Clarence Valley In...

Chamber Chatter

16th Feb 2021

I am pleased to see that membership of the Guyra and District Chamber of Commerce has grown by nearly 30% since our October AGM. Meetings have been well attended despite COVID restrictions. During this time the Chamber applied for a grant to have our...

Small Schools Swimming Carnival

16th Feb 2021

The 3-6 students from Black Mountain Public School enjoyed a great day at the Small Schools Swimming Carnival held at the Guyra Swimming Pool last Thursday. They supported their fellow students and cheered them on as they participated in their age ra...

Major take-up milestone for seniors travel card

16th Feb 2021

Three weeks after applications for the Regional Seniors Travel Card opened for the second consecutive year, the popular initiative has had more than 3,300 claims from seniors across the Northern Tablelands.The Regional Seniors Travel Card is a $250 p...

Northern Tablelands land values rise

16th Feb 2021

New figures released last week have revealed that rural land values have risen across the region.There was an overall increase of 11.2 percent, with figures varying depending on the local government area.While rural land values increased moderately i...

Kevin Dupé to retire

16th Feb 2021

Regional Australia Bank Chairman Graham Orlich has announced the retirement of ‘dynamic’ CEO Kevin Dupé. Mr Orlich said that Kevin’s period as CEO has spanned over two decades starting in 2001.“The New England Credit Un...

Show time this weekend

16th Feb 2021

Preparations for the 2021 Guyra Show are well in hand and organisers are hoping the community will get behind the event. Show Society President Richard Post said that they have planned some excellent family entertainment this year and he hopes the co...

Champions in the pool

16th Feb 2021

Last Friday St Mary of the Angels held their annual Swimming Carnival. Our students had a wonderful day, swimming competitively, cheering on their friends and enjoying the spirit of the day. Congratulations to our Age Champions and Runner’s Up ...

New manager at The Hub

16th Feb 2021

There has been a changing of the guard at Guyra’s Neighbourhood Centre (The Hub), with Sarah Hunt taking over as Centre Manager. Sarah steps in to the position vacated by Chris Hietbrink who retired at the end of January after spending 8 years ...

St Mary’s is a special place to be

9th Feb 2021

What a pleasure it is to be back and working with such dedicated teachers, smiling children and caring and committed parents. St Mary of the Angels, is a special place to be! It is a community of love focused on supporting one another. It is a place ...

Preschool needs more funds

9th Feb 2021

Armidale Regional Council is faced with making some tough decisions in the coming weeks around the future of early childhood education in Guyra.  At a time when they are seeking to find an extra $3.5m to allow construction of a new purpose-built...

CBD mural decision deferred

9th Feb 2021

Armidale Regional Council has deferred a decision on the final design for a proposed mural which was commissioned as part of the CBD upgrade. A report to the January 27th meeting of council outlined a summary of the submissions received in response t...

Nominate now for Queen’s Birthday COVID-19 recognition

9th Feb 2021

Residents in the New England are being encouraged to nominate local people, professionals and volunteers, who have displayed extraordinary service and achievement during the COVID-19 response and recovery, for an Australian national honour. Member fo...

Businesses urged to register for dine & discover stimulus

9th Feb 2021

Eligible businesses across the region are being encouraged to register and participate in the State Government’s new major economic stimulus program, Dine & Discover NSW. The program will provide hip pocket relief by offering every NSW resi...

New paws on the beat

9th Feb 2021

In what has been heralded as an ‘historic day in local policing’ the region’s first-ever permanent NSW Police Dog Unit officially has commenced work.In 2018, Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall initiated a campaign to have ...

Guyra's top citizens recognised on Australia Day

26th Jan 2021

Noreen Williams and Graham Williamson have shared Guyra’s top award at this year’s Australia Day ceremony. Noreen and Graham are both standout members of the local community and were announced as joint winners of Citizen of the Year on Tu...

$63,000 ramps up access to Community Hall

26th Jan 2021

The level of disability and emergency access at Guyra Community Hall will be ‘ramped up’ thanks to a $62,833 State Government grant to install three new concrete ramps into the building. The new ramps will replace the existing ones, which...

Local students enjoy taste of science

26th Jan 2021

Joseph Stanley and Tayla Mitchell recently took part in the National Youth Science Program. Both Tayla and Joseph were financially endorsed by the Rotary Club of Guyra to assist them in attending this program. This week they tell us about their exper...

CWA Art Show

26th Jan 2021

The CWA Art Show, which attracted 96 entries from around the New England region, was once again a great success. Both opening session were booked out and organisers reported a steady of visitors over five days with good sales. The winner of the Peopl...

Spotlight on NEW Business Highland Speech Pathology

26th Jan 2021

What is the name and nature of your business?I run a speech pathology practice called Highland Speech Pathology. Speech pathology is much broader than you’d think but also more niche - it’s not just lisps! As a ‘speechie’, I w...

Health Service Fun Day a smashing success

26th Jan 2021

The Family Fun Day held on January 16th was a smashing success. The event was organised by the Guyra Local Health Committee who would like to thank the community members who came out on the beautiful sunny day and enjoyed every aspect of the event.Th...

Long service medal and citations for RFS members

26th Jan 2021

The Guyra Rural Fire Brigade had a get together in early November for their members. Paul Jarett was presented with his 10 years long service Medal by RFS Group Officer Robert Martin and Zone Manager Steve MephamBrigade members where also presented w...

Four nominations for Citizen of the Year

19th Jan 2021

Official Australia Day celebrations in Guyra this year will be scaled back due to current COVID-19 restrictions. Instead of the usual awards dinner, winners will be announced at an outdoor ceremony in front of the Guyra council offices on Tuesday, Ja...

Have a fun family day out

19th Jan 2021

If you are missing your yearly fix of lamb and potato there will be a chance to catch up on some of the usual festivities this Saturday January 23rd. The Lamb and Potato Festival committee were forced to cancel the annual 12 day festival due to COVID...

$3.8 million needed to remediate old Guyra Landfill

19th Jan 2021

Armidale Regional Council is applying for a grant from the NSW Government to remediate the old Guyra Landfill on Everett Street.A public meeting was held on January 12, 2021, to inform residents of the planned works, and why the rehabilitation of the...

Spuds going global

19th Jan 2021

The Super Spuds are taking Guyra global thanks to a new book about rugby league.An American athlete and a Welsh wheelchair rugby league player are completing a children’s book called ‘The ABCs of Rugby League’ and have selected club...