Monthly Archives: February 2014

Ovarian Cancer awareness

Sally Alden Mark Saturday March 1 in your diary as the annual Ovarian Cancer Awareness event kicks off at Quirindi's Royal Theatre at 6.00pm. Hosted by Cathy Ham and her daughters Sally and Lauren, the Teal Movie Night is dedicated to Cathy's mother Colleen Green who was taken by the aggressive cancer. "I have recently become a grandmother and intend to be around as long as I can....

Window dressing, not CSG reform

Sally Alden The NSW Government last week announced their Coal Seam Gas (CSG) reforms, which they claim to be the strictest in the nation. However, NSW Farmers were quick to voice their concerns. Deputy Premier Andrew Stoner, Minister for Planning and Infrastructure Brad Hazzard and Minister for Resources and Energy Anthony Roberts made the announcement, saying the reforms struck the right balance for communities and industry. The government...

Waiting game

They say farming is one of the hardest occupations, relying on the weather, which is often in the lap of the Gods. For most though it is not simply an occupation it is their life, their livelihood, their passion and their existence. Which makes the wait for rain all that more painful. Farmers living in the New England have been preparing and actively making decisions to manage...