Monthly Archives: August 2014

Rotary takes DreamCricket to Quirindi

Jared Beaman A popular sporting program for children with disabilities was brought to Quirindi last week thanks to the Movement Disorder Foundation, Bradman Foundation and local Rotary Club. Quirindi Public School’s K-6S class participated in a DreamCricket session held at the school oval on Tuesday July 29 which saw local students with disabilities benefit from an exclusive sporting clinic. According to Tamworth Rotary Club Vice President Peter McCarthy,...

Seeking compensation from mining

Sally Alden A petition by Werris Creek residents seeking compensation from Whitehaven Coal for property damage as a result of mine blasting has received signatures from 5% of the population, with residents now grouping to form a class action against the mine. According to a spokesperson for the coal company - who acknowledge blasting in the mine can be disruptive - they are working through established community...

Finnish educators visit region

Jared Beaman Finnish Principal Anna-Maija Hakuni-Luomi has been visiting Quirindi Public School as part of an international leadership exchange program. The enterprise which is entitled LEAP (Leading Educators across the Planet), focuses on providing teachers, principals and other industry staff with an opportunity to explore educational leadership in other parts of the world and to engage with the leading experts in the field. Anna is Principal of a...