Monthly Archives: December 2013

International cooking competition

Sally Alden Willow Tree Inn apprentice chef Matthew Howard recently participated in the WorldSkills Australia Regional Chef Competition in Tamworth. Co-ordinated by Barry Pawsey, Tourism and Hospitality relieving Head Teacher at TAFE New England Tamworth campus, the competition aims to develop and nurture the skills of young Australians. “There are two competitions in the New England Region, both have common judges. The winning student will head to...

Rain brings relief

Sally Alden Matt Scanlon, Services Manager for Pursehouse Rural in Quirindi and former agronomist spoke to the Quirindi Advocate on the much needed and appreciated current rainfall across the region. “Last week in Quirindi we had around 35 to 40mm, unfortunately it didn’t go much further west than Quirindi – the average on the Liverpool Plains was 8 to 10mm that I heard of compared to town.” Matt...