Articles by Hayley

ROY BUTLER HAS HIS SAY

By Melissa Blewitt State Member for Barwon, Roy Butler, of which Condobolin and the Lachlan Shire are a part of, wrote to the Inquiry in an attempt to highlight the health care needs of his…


BIRD WATCHING EVENT SUCCESS

Condobolin and District Landcare held a very successful Bird Watching event with Warren ‘Chaddy” Chad on Sunday, 28 March. It was a big hit with the morning kicking off with Bacon and eggs plus yoghurt,…



CHS RAISING AWARNESS OF AUTISM

By Melissa Blewitt Condobolin High School and its students are making sure every step counts in helping create a world where no-one on the autism spectrum is left behind. The School along with Brycen Porter,…


FIRST HEARING HELD, LOCAL SUBMISSIONS MADE

By Melissa Blewitt The first hearing of the Health outcomes and access to health and hospital services in rural, regional and remote New South Wales Inquiry has been conducted. A number of submissions in relation…


AN EXCELLENT EASTER

By Melissa Blewitt The Lachlan Shire enjoyed an excellent Easter. Many took the opportunity to go camping, fishing, spend time with family or just take a moment to take in the beautiful weather.    …


JANELLE PLAYS WELL TO GET A YARD STICK

Condobolin Sports Club Womens Bowls Wednesday 24th, Condobolin Sports Women held a Special General Meeting to vote on the inclusion of a new Womens Club shirt, similar design to our Mens Club. After discussions covering…


ENTER ANZAC DAY AWARDS

By Melissa Blewitt Students in Condobolin and across the Parkes electorate are being encouraged to learn about veteran service and Australian wartime history by taking part in a national Anzac Day competition. Federal Member for…


DRIVER SIMULATOR RESULTS

Senior students from Tullamore Central School have spent time learning about the effects of alcohol, drugs, and distractions on driving. They have participated in training on a driving simulator provided by the Rotary Club of…


A GREAT COMPETITION

Lake Ladies Bowls Round Robin results: Wendy defeated Julie 11-7; Narelle defeated Bev 13-8; Leanne R defeated Judy 8-7; Beth defeated Karen 22-1; Del defeated Kerry 16-6; Marg defeated Leanne 16-4. It has been a…


FREE CUPPA SCHEME

By Melissa Blewitt The Free Cuppa for the Driver scheme is in full swing. The scheme, which has been operating since 2010, runs from 1 March to 31 May annually and offers free cuppas to…


HITTING THE HIGH NOTES

By Melissa Blewitt Former Forbes resident, Jessica Kane, is currently performing as part of the Ensemble cast in Disney’s Frozen the Musical. She grew up on a property called ‘Jemalong’ which was roughly 30 kilometres…


STUDENT ARTWORKS TO BE EXHIBITED

At the close of 2020, Christine McMillan, Art and Health Coordinator with the Western NSW Local Health District and Arts OutWest, called for artwork from Trundle school students to be elected for long-term exhibition in…


FOOLISH FISHERS FACE BIG FINES

By Melissa Blewitt Murray Cod were seized and offences detected during inland patrols blitz in the Condobolin and Lake Cargelligo areas over the summer holiday period. In the month of January, fisheries officers inspected 164…



SCULPTURE UNVEILED

By Melissa Blewitt An artwork titled, ‘Bird in Hand’ is the latest installation to be unveiled along the Sculpture Down the Lachlan (SDL) trail. Lachlan Shire Council representatives were on hand at the unveiling on…



RESIDENTS RAISE ROAD CONCERNS

By Melissa Blewitt Condobolin resident Tarmia Haworth is beyond frustrated and angry over the state of Boona Road. She travels the road with her three small children on a daily basis and has raised concerns…


YOUNG DRIVING SIMULATOR VISITS CONDOBOLIN HIGH

By Susan Bennet On Wednesday 18 March Young Rotary Club visited Condobolin with their state of art driving simulator. Year 11 and 12 Students were given an opportunity to operate the simulator with the active…


CONDOBOLIN LOCALS ENCOURAGED TO VOLUNTEER WITH VINNIES

Media Release Vinnies is looking for locals wanting to give back to the Condobolin community by volunteering with its Bathurst Street shop. After temporarily closing last year due to COVID-19, Vinnies Condobolin has reopened with…


PARKES VICTORIOUS

Under 17’s Grand Final Condobolin under 17’s headed to Parkes on a misty Saturday morning to play in the Grand Final, after missing a number of games due to rain it was hoped the showers…


MICE PLAGUING THE WEST

By Anne Coffey The mouse population is out of control, particularly in the North West where crops are sustaining serious damage and fears are growing for winter crop damage. According to NSW Farmer’s President James…




GRIP LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

On Friday, 12 March, eleven of our SRC members attended a GRIP Leadership Conference in Dubbo. GRIP leadership provides enthusiastic, skilled and passionate presenters to deliver practical and interactive training conferences for student leaders. The…



LOCAL LAND SERVICES WAIVE RATES FOR 2021

Compiled by Anne Coffey Local Farmers will be pleased to hear that Local Land Services have waived their fees again this year. According to the Local Land Services (LLS) website landholders across NSW will receive…


WALKING FOR CHRIST ACROSS TWO PARISHES

Compiled by Anne Coffey It is 137 kilometres from Albert to Bogan Gate via Fifield and the Reverand Brian Schmalkuche is planning to walk every one of them on the 19th and 22nd of April….


SHINING THROUGH WEAVING

By Anne Coffey. With the assistance of the University of Canberra and the National Farmers Federation, Western Plains Regional Development Inc (WPRD) held a workshop last Saturday to teach people basket weaving skills. Internationally acclaimed…


GPS COMMENCE VACINATIONS FOR COVID 19

Media Release. Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton has advised that this week some of the most vulnerable people in the Parkes electorate will start to receive their first COVID-19 vaccination as Phase 1B begins….