Monthly Archives: October 2014

Dryer than normal conditions

Jared Beaman Those residing in the local area can expect drier than normal conditions for the remainder of October, November and December. According to the Australian Government’s Bureau of Meteorology, a neutral Indian Ocean Dipole and abnormally warmer temperatures in the tropical Pacific Ocean are climatic factors which have been leading to drier weather in certain parts of the nation including the eastern side of Australia. In terms...

In memory of

Sally Alden Former Quirindi resident, Katrina Easey is shaving her head for charity this October 31. “All funds will go to the Autoimmune Research and Resource Clinic attached to John Hunter Hospital at Newcastle.” Katrina is fundraising in memory of her late mother, Helen Easey who sadly passed away in July after her battle with the autoimmune disease Scleroderma. "Prior to mum being diagnosed I had never heard of...

Quintessentially country

Sally Alden The wide-open plains played host to the annual Blackville community fundraiser on Sunday. The ‘Not for Profit’ event was a hit with crowds who gathered under the shade of old gum trees in celebration of all things country. In what was a fresh, vibrant and modern family day out, the unique Blackville village sprang to life with an array of interesting stalls including The Conscious...