Monthly Archives: November 2014

A generous harvest

Sally Alden Our local community has generously united again with volunteer farmers, pilots, agriculture specialists, business houses and contractors donating considerable time, skill and resources to harvesting the Quirindi group 'Farming for Kids' first wheat crop last week. The crop planted on land surrounding the Quirindi Airport cut 87 tones of wheat, with monies raised from the sale of the crop to be donated by the group...

Shenhua traineeships

Jared Beaman Kain Montague will take up employment at Tamarang Engineering after completing a two year School Based Apprenticeship whilst finishing his Higher School Certificate at Quirindi High School. The employment opportunity was made possible in part by Shenhua Watermark who, during the past two years, has financially supported eight individuals in completing School Based Traineeships within the Gunnedah and Liverpool Plains Shire regions. Shenhua Watermark implemented this...

Farmers of the year

Sally Alden Caroona cattle farmers Derek and Kirrily Blomfield are so passionate about regenerating food producing farmland, that they holistically practice what they preach and it’s this proactive attitude that’s earnt them the title of NSW Farmers of the Year. The dynamic duo were presented with 2014 NSW Farmer of the Year award by NSW Primary Industries Minister Katrina Hodgkinson and NSW Farmers' President Fiona Simson, last...