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Protesters continue to block NSW CSG site

Protesters continue to block NSW CSG site

9 News 3 February 2016

Protesters opposing a coal seam gas wastewater plant in northern NSW aren't giving up their cause any time soon.

Around 30 anti-CSG demonstrators blocked access on Wednesday morning to the Santos Leewood Water treatment plant in the Pilliga forest south of Narrabri, which will support 850 CSG wells above the Great Artesian Basin.

Sixth-generation farmer Neil Kennedy from Coonamble has chained himself by the neck to the site's front gate, despite heavy rain turning the ground to mud.

"We're going to keep on protesting and doing what we can, fighting this thing," Mr Kennedy told AAP from a mobile phone.

The 73-year-old admitted he was "getting a bit old for this", but he doesn't want to see the land destroyed for future generations.

"I've got 13 grandchildren, and they're good little blokes and I'd like to think they've got a future out here," he said.


Read more at http://www.9news.com.au/national/2016/02/03/13/05/protesters-continue-to-block-nsw-csg-site#J3zK3rJ5EerCduql.99
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Tatts Hotel Brendon Ward

Tatts Hotel Brendon Ward

5th February, 2016

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Flickerfest 2016

Flickerfest 2016

Crossing Theatre


FLICKERFEST 2016: SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
Saturday 6th February 2016 @ 5pm
After FLICKERFEST has wrapped its 10-day Sydney season at Bondi it will embark on a 50 venue national tour including Narrabri! The program brought to you by Friends of the Crossing Theatre is a selection of the 10 freshest films from the Australian Short programmes in competition in Bondi; specially curated for the Flickerfest National Tour. Tickets on sale from mid-January for the FLICKERFEST screening on 6th February. Arrive early to secure your favourite cinema seat – last year the event sold out!
Doors open at 4.30pm, films start at 5pm, and the traditional after screening “debrief” with complimentary finger food (bar open for purchase of drinks) will commence at approximately 7pm.
Runtime: Approx. 100 mins
Rated: All films are 15+ (u15 w/adult)
Cost: $20 adult, $15 concession; includes complimentary finger food after the screening
For more information visit flickerfest.com.au 
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Northwest Speedway NSW Micro Sprint Title

Northwest Speedway NSW Micro Sprint Title

6th February Newtown Park Speedway Narrabri

Nominations are now open for narrabri speedway 6th feb, all nominations to email: northwestspeedwayclub@gmail.com or private msg on this page.. nominations close sunday 31st jan...
AMCA national noms to go to tracey martin as per normal.
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Wee Waa is Australia's Cotton Capital and the place Daft Punk selected to launch it's album Random Access Memories in 2013, a dynamic rural community situated in the rich agricultural heartland of the Lower Namoi Valley in North West NSW.  The town of Wee Waa has a population of 2,100, (according to the Census 2006 1,689 and 2011 Census 2,433) and services a far greater rural community as well as the villages of Merah North, Spring Plains, Burren Junction, Pilliga and Gwabegar. The majority of this area is rich fertile country well suited to the agricultural pursuits that sustain the district and provide its people with a quality way of life.

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Wee Waa is a mere 42 kilometres off the Newell Highway, west of Narrabri, and is a gateway to the far west centres of Walgett, Collarenebri, Lightning Ridge Opal Fields and beyond.

Wee Waa is serviced by: Countrylink Rail, interstate coaches, and daily air services offered through Narrabri.
The Wee Waa district has an average summer minimum temperature of 17° and a maximum of around 37°. Recorded average winter minimum and maximum temperatures are 3° and 17° respectively. The district can also expect a rainfall level of approximately 635 millimetres in one calendar year. It is 190 m above sea level.

The Aboriginal meaning of Wee Waa is "Fire for Roasting", and it was the first town on the Namoi River, having had its beginnings in 1837. The birthplace of Australia's modern cotton industry, in April the area transforms into snowy white profusion from horizon to horizon as the cotton harvest gets under way. The town has 2 motels, 4 schools, a preschool, ABC Learning Centre, 2 hotels and 2 Caravan Parks as well as fine eating-places, a swimming pool, picturesque 9-hole golf course, bowling club, tennis courts, a modern sporting complex, a hostel for the aged and a new medical centre.


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