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18

Oct

2018

Farm family shows the Royals how the drought has hurt I Gallery

Author: Kate

It’s not every day a Duke and a Duchess walk through the front gate on the property Mountain View Farm at Wongarbon near Dubbo – nor eight police with sniffer dogs, scores of press members and a retinue of VIPs and officials.

But that’s what happened yesterday when the Woodley family hosted Prince Harry and his new wife, US-raised Meghan Markle as the Royals took time out from their Dubbo visit to learn how hard the drought has been.

Laura Woodley, 23, even had time for a personal chat with Meghan, explaining what she does and how she is proud to be the fifth generation of Woodleys on the farm, a White Suffolk sheep stud.

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19

Oct

2018

Images of drought shock Royals

Author: Kate

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex Harry and Meghan were shocked by the severity of drought when shown images of barren paddocks from far western NSW.

Overlooking Scott and Elaine Woodley’s property ‘Mountain View Farm” near Dubbo, NSW Drought Coordinator Pip Job explained to the royal couple the current situation of drought nationally.

Ms Job then broke it down to what was happening in each state and regionally around NSW.

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21

Oct

2018

Mark Coulton, MP, to contest federal seat of Parkes for fifth time

Author: Kate

Member for Parkes Mark Coulton will contest the Federal seat of Parkes for the fifth time.

Mr Coulton was successfully pre-selected by the National Party on Saturday and is looking forward to again contesting the seat after more than a decade in federal parliament.

“I am honoured to have been pre-selected by the National Party at the weekend,” Mr Coulton said.

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23

Oct

2018

Lake Keepit and Split Rock Dam levels managed by WaterNSW

The Northern Daily Leader Billy Jupp

Author: Kate

WATER levels in Lake Keepit and Split Rock Dam could fall to as a low as 2 per cent and 5 per cent by the end of the year.

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23

Oct

2018

Narrabri Shire Council was announced winner of the 2018 A R Bluett Award

Author: Kate

Narrabri Shire Council was announced winner of the 2018 A R Bluett Award last night in a ceremony in Albury; recognised as being the most progressive council in the state.

Described as “the greatest accolade a council can achieve" and "the pinnacle of local government achievement". 

A very proud Mayor and General Manager received the award on behalf of Council. The General Manager stating that it is recognition for the hard work completed over the last few years; acknowledging the leadership of both current Mayor Cathy Redding and immediate past Mayor Conrad Bolton. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
#narrabrishire #discoverthepotential

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23

Oct

2018

Have you seen Carp in your local waterways

National Carp Survey

Author: Kate

Community help is needed to map carp populations. 

CARPMAP https://carpmap.org.au is an online survey tool to support community surveillance of carp aggregations. Launched by the National Carp Control Plan (NCCP), CARPMAP is being developed by YOU. 

 Photo of Carp
CARPMAP is a joint initiative community surveillance program led by NCCP with support from the Centre for Invasive Species Solutions, the NSW Department of Primary Industries and CSIRO.

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24

Oct

2018

Narrabri coal seam gas: Santos granted another 1000 days royalty free for exploration wells

The Northern Daily Leader Madeline Link

Author: Kate

SANTOS has been given a further 1000 day royalty-free handout for coal seam gas extraction in Narrabri.

The Coalition and Labor Party voted on Tuesday to grant another 1000 days of royalty-free exploration to the gas giant for 17 wells at its Wilga Park Power Station.

Greens’ MP Jeremy Buckingham’s disallowance motion for what he calls a ‘royalty-free holiday’ was shot down in parliament.

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24

Oct

2018

APA shelves project after public resistance

Independent Australia Johanna Evans

Author: Kate

Community resistance from a small town has left the future of a large scale pipeline project in question, writes Johanna Evans.

THE AUSTRALIAN PIPELINE ASSOCIATION (APA) has appeared to shelve their proposal for the high-pressure Western Slopes CSG Pipeline ahead of their upcoming AGM to be held in Sydney on 25 October 2018. The 460km coal seam gas pipeline (also known as “the head of the snake”) will link the Santos Narrabri Gas Project (NGP) to the Moomba/Sydney bi-directional pipeline that takes gas to the Curtis Island LNG plant for export.

In a recent release on their website, APA states:

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