Monthly Archives: April 2014

Colourfest Screenings at Quirindi Library

On March 27 members of the public gathered at the Quirindi Library to enjoy a screening of six short films. Each film tackled the themes of migration, cultural isolation and racism. The screenings were held as part of Harmony Day 2014 events and celebrations. Colourfest is Australia’s premiere multicultural film festival which focuses on diasporic and migrant stories. In recent years the film festival has coincided...

Quirindi Sorghum Competition

The Quirindi sorghum competition was judged on Tuesday March 25. The judge was Ian Carter of Connamarra, Pine Ridge. There were eight crops entered on the day and all were of a very high standard, considering the difficult season. The eight sorghum crops ranged from just south of Quirindi, to Mount Parry. In first place, with a crop of pacific seeds 'Scorpio', was Neil and Geoff Barwick...

Farmer groups secure CSG land access principles

NSW Farmers, Cotton Australia and NSW Irrigators Council today signed an important agreement to secure additional landholder rights with two of the state’s major gas companies - AGL and Santos. The agreement with AGL and Santos means the companies will have to respect a private agricultural landholder’s right to say ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to coal seam gas drilling operations on their land. It also means these...