Monthly Archives: November 2014

Malaysian visitors

Jared Beaman A group of Malaysian youth recently visited the local area as part of a program run by the Andante International Foundation (AIF). The program aimed to provide the group practical skills such as weaving, woodturning, blacksmithing and basic leatherwork, and operated in conjunction with Crofters Weaving Mill and the Quirindi Rural Heritage Village. The visiting youth’s came from developing areas of Malaysia. AIF brought them along...

Remembering our soldiers

Jared Beaman At 11.00am on November 11, 1918 the guns of the Western Front fell silent after more than four years of continuous warfare. November 11, 2014 marks the 96th anniversary of the signing of the First Armistice at Compiègne which ended the First World War (1914–18). Remembrance Day is held November 11 each year, and Australians around the country observe one minute’s silence at 11.00am in...

Due process

Sally Alden Concerned locals will meet with the Minister for Planning and Environment Prue Goward today (Wednesday November 5), including Chairman of the Namoi Community Network, Hugh Price. Mr Price is requesting the Minister refer planning approval for the proposed Shenhua Watermark coal mine to the Land and Environment Court. “We consider recent draft approval for the mine has been granted without due process. We want the proposal...