The Wee Waa District is a major producer of a variety of agricultural commodities including cotton, wheat, beef cattle and sheep. These industries demand much support in terms of supplies, equipment, expert advice and labour provision. The interdependent relationships between farmers, graziers and business organizations provides the economic basis upon which the Wee Waa Community thrives.


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Regional push to shop local and save small businesses

Regional push to shop local and save small businesses

RUTH CASKEY June 6, 2016 The Land Newspaper

THERE may be not be a butcher, baker and candlestick-maker in every small country town, but rural communities are behind a push to keep money local to support their small businesses.
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Cotton Dreams

Cotton Dreams

From a Blog called the Dailys

Cotton is almost magical in that it is a plant that grows cotton wool balls, literally. You could pluck off a ball and straight away use it to clean your face or your ears of whatever you normally do. It has always felt to me more like something from a Dr Seuss book than real life. A glorious tight-budded fruit that opens up into fluffy white clouds of cotton wool.
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Full house for town hall and hundreds miss out on Q&A

Full house for town hall and hundreds miss out on Q&A

Haley Sheridan June 3, 2016, The Northern Daily Leader

IT’S the television program that could make or break even the hardest of hitters in federal politics and it will broadcast live from Tamworth on Monday night.

The producers and crew from ABC’s Q&A program are gearing up for its telecast from Tamworth War Memorial Town Hall this weekend, which will see member for New England Barnaby Joyce go head-to-head with his nemesis and independent candidate for New England, Tony Windsor.

Also on the panel is Opposition spokesman for agriculture, fisheries, forestry and rural affairs,  Joel Fitzgibbon; National Farmers Federation vice-president Fiona Simson; and farmer and business leader Robbie Sefton.
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Gas miner Santos has plans to drill for CSG in New England, documents reveal

Gas miner Santos has plans to drill for CSG in New England, documents reveal

Heath Aston Sydney Morning Herald June 5 2016

Fossil fuel giant Santos has submitted new plans to drill for coal seam gas in the heart of Australia's richest farming country, the Liverpool Plains - an area inside Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce's hotly-contested seat of New England.

Documents lodged with the NSW Government show the Australian miner has set out a three-year program to explore for gas in "PEL 1", one of its most valuable "petroleum exploration license" areas.

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