Monthly Archives: July 2013

Focus on health impacts

By Sally Alden Professor Mary O'Kane, NSW Chief Scientist and Engineer inspected Santos' Coal Seam Gas (CSG) project in the Pilliga State Forest, last week. Earlier this year, Premier Barry O'Farrell directed the professor to conduct an independent review of the state's CSG activities, with a focus on potential human health and environmental impacts. "The Pilliga Forest is of particular interest to us because of what's happened in...

Quirindi High School Musical

By Stephanie McPhee Get the dictionaries out and scrub up on your spelling because you may be called upon to be tested during the Quirindi High School’s 2013 musical, ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,’ running this week on Thursday and Friday night. Acting Head Teacher of English and Drama, Leanne Cooper, has put together a stellar show with a cast of students ranging from...

Junior King of the Ranges

By Des Dugan The diversity of Murrurundi’s King of the Ranges formula is growing rapidly in popularity with last weekend’s Junior King of the Ranges weekend the biggest to date. With 52 applicants and 50 participants, this year’s two-day Junior Stockman’s Challenge recorded a 50% jump on the 32 entrants in 2012. Despite the white, frosty mornings, the organisers could not have wished for better weather for the...