Life & Style

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...

Wednesday blood moon

Jared Beaman At 8:15pm AEDTon Wednesday October 8, a rare astronomical event occurred in which a total lunar eclipse prompted the unusual phenomenon of a ‘blood moon’. ‘Blood moon’ is the name given to the unique occurrence in which the moon becomes illuminated entirely in an orangey-red hue. In a total lunar eclipse the moon aligns with the earth and the sun, cutting it off from direct sunlight....

Volunteer for Quirindi VRA

Jared Beaman If you’ve ever considered signing up to do volunteer work in the community, one organisation worth contemplating is Quirindi VRA. Quirindi VRA is the local squad for the Volunteer Rescue Association which is a recognised not-for-profit search and rescue organisation that provides primary response assistance during emergencies. “Quirindi VRA is one of about 50 Volunteer Rescue Association branches right around NSW,” explained Quirindi VRA Captain Col...