Monthly Archives: July 2014

Outstanding local exhibition

Sally Alden A record number of entries have been received in this-years Murrurundi Photographic Prize. With entries numbering 195, judge and local professional photographer Sally Alden, has described the body of work as creative, encompassing and of a high standard. “The exhibition is an intimate insight into the lives, loves and landscapes of the people and places that make up our wonderful local communities. It is also...

NAIDOC Week in Werris Creek

Jared Beaman On July 8 the Werris Creek Multipurpose Health Service hosted a NAIDOC Week Ceremony to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander achievements and to commemorate the relationship between the health service and the local Aboriginal community. The ceremony began at 11.30am in front of the hospital. It included a Welcome to Country by Health Service Manager Sandra Harrison and an address by Stella Lamb in...

No need to panic

Jared Beaman As reported in the Quirindi Advocate last week, a scheduled blasting at the Werris Creek Coal Mine on July 2 resulted in the accidental release of a toxic orange plume which was clearly visible from the Werris Creek Township. The incident subsequently caused concern among local residents, several of whom took photographs of the noxious cloud. The NSW Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), who were notified by...