Monthly Archives: March 2014

Seniors Week Wrap Up

Seniors Week 2014 made last week quite an eventful occasion. A range of activities were held throughout the state in order to celebrate the elderly members of our communities. Technology classes were held on Tuesday 18, March at the Quirindi Health and Community Care Offices. Elderly citizens who struggle with modern technologies were given the opportunity to learn more about how to use their new phones,...

Wallaby Legend visits Quirindi

Jared Beaman Andrew Blades, a former Australian Rugby Union representative player and current assistant coach for the Qantas Wallabies, recently visited Quirindi to participate in the Quirindi Junior Rugby Club’s Try Rugby Day held on Sunday, March 23. Andrew began playing Rugby Union when he was only four years old. “My older brother was in the under 7s and I kept running out on the field to...

Reined cow horse re-emerges

Jared Beaman Willow Tree’s Clayton Evans, President of the National Reined Cow Horse Association Australia (NRCHAA) is working to re-establish reined cow horse events across the nation. Reined cow horse is currently the top equestrian sport for spectators in the world, with a particularly large fan base situated in the USA. Although once popular in Australia, in recent decades the event has dissipated. This was mainly due to...