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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...