‘HARMONIES ON THE HILL’

Around 70 people attended the ‘Harmonies on the Hill’ held at St Joseph’s Catholic Church on Friday, 30 April. The performance was presented by Lachlan Arts Council. Renowned Anglo Australian Tenor William Amer performed at…


LOCAL FARMLAND PRICES SHOW RESILIENCE

By Melissa Blewitt Australian farmland prices are continuing to show their resilience. According to the Rural Bank’s annual Australian Farmland Values 2021 Report, the median price per hectare of Australian farmland increased by 12.9 per…


TERRYLL WINS MAJOR NSW CWA AWARD

By Melissa Blewitt Condobolin’s Terryll Cassidy has won the NSW County Women’s Association Recycled Article Competition. Her unique “Colourful Spring Bouquet Dress and Necklace” was awarded the overall Grand Prize, which was announced at the…


WALK 4 CHRIST – LINKING THE PARISHES

BRIAN SCHMALKUCHE’S WALK 4 CHRIST – LINKING THE PARISHES Thursday morning 29th of April 2021, Trundle. Up, dressed, and ready to Walk at 5am. Looked outside to see a beautiful moonlit morning, a pink moon…


FRNSW OPEN DAY IN CONDOBOLIN

By Melissa Blewitt The Condobolin community were able to learn about home fire safety at the Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) Open Day held at Renown Park on Saturday, 15 May. Condobolin Fire Station hosted…


CELEBRATING SES VOLUNTEERS

During National Volunteer Week, which ran from Monday the 17th May to Sunday the 23rd May, NSW State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers are recognised on Wear Orange Wednesday (WOW Day), which was held on Wednesday,…


WORKS ON MAITLAND STREET PROJECT TO RESUME

By Melissa Blewitt The Maitland Street Project is set to resume after works were stopped for a period of time when concerns were raised in relation to possible impacts on Aboriginal cultural heritage by a…


SCHOOL HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES AT WILLOW BEND

By Melissa Blewitt Willow Bend Sports Centre 2877 held a myriad of activities throughout the School Holidays. Local youth were able to participate in Teens Classes where they were put through different strength movements and…


NEW EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS SITES

By Melissa Blewitt Two new emergency communications sites have been completed at sites near Condobolin. The Public Safety Network (PSN) in the Central West has been expanded with the completion of new sites at Manna Mountain…


A SPECIAL TRAIN TRIP

By Melissa Blewitt St James Rail passengers aboard the Southern Aurora, made their way through Condobolin on Wednesday, 28 April. The ‘Southern Aurora’ – a 1960’s icon of the nation— the gleaming, stainless steel ‘Southern…


EVOLUTION SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED

By Melissa Blewitt Evolution Mining supports and celebrates the achievements of students who have left Condobolin High School to undertake Tertiary education on a yearly basis. Community and External Relations Officer, Renee Pettit, attended the…


DARREN AND DAN MAKE STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Condobolin Sports Club Bowls Darren and Dan make the State Championships After winning all their games at the NSW State Presidents Pairs in Dubbo two weeks ago, Darren and Dan Seton won the Zone Four…


MICE SET TO CAUSE DAMAGE AT SOWING TIME

By Melissa Blewitt Mice are set to cause damage at sowing time for winter crops in all regions including Condobolin and the Lachlan Shire, according to the Mouse Monitoring Project Update March 2021. The Update…


CELEBRATING MOTHER’S DAY IN CONDOBOLIN

The Condobolin Sports Club hosted a Mother’s Day luncheon and dinner on Sunday, 9 May. Those who attended enjoyed a buffet meal from the facility’s new chef. From all reports, everyone enjoyed themselves and had…


GUM BEND LAKE AMENITIES UPGRADE TO BEGIN

By Melissa Blewitt Work on the Gum Bend Lake amenities renewal began on Thursday, 13 May. The replacement of the existing amenities is a project that is being jointly funded by the State Government, through…


CONDO 750 NEEDS VOLUNTEERS

The Condo 750 is a not for profit organisation that is run by a committee called Condobolin Sports Promotion Incorporated The Condo 750 has been running in and around Condobolin for 31 years, up until…


BISHOP VISITS

Bishop Columba Macbeth-Green OSPPE DD celebrated the Patronal Feast of St Joseph’s Catholic Parish in Condobolin on Sunday, 2 May. “It was great seeing so many people from the Parish and its Parish School come…


URGENT ACTION NEEDED ON HOMELESSNESS IN CENTRAL WEST

By Melissa Blewitt Urgent federal intervention is needed to end the homelessness crisis in the NSW Central West region, which includes towns like Condobolin and Lake Cargelligo, according to Everybody’s Home, a national campaign to…


IT IS TIME FOR CHANGE

By Melissa Blewitt The Condobolin Doctor Crisis Working Party believe now is the time for change in the local health care system, particularly in relation to the lack of doctors at Condobolin Hospital. Members Jenny…


NEW MOBILE PHONE POLICY AT CHS

By Melissa Blewitt Condobolin High School has a new mobile phone policy. As of Monday, 3 May students will be expected to follow three simple steps to comply with the new guidelines. Every classroom will…


SHOWING SPORTSMANSHIP

Condobolin Public School’s Stage Three cricket team took on Lake Cargelligo in a School Knockout competition on Tuesday, 27 April. They played at the SRA Grounds, and unfortunately lost the match but showed great sportsmanship….


TAYLOR IS TOPS

Veterans Golf There are two games of golf to report on this week. On Wednesday Condobolin hosted the lay day for the Forbes week of golf. Unfortunately, the numbers were down on what we expected…



RAMS TRYING HARD

The Condobolin Rugby Union Rams travelled to Harden on Saturday, 1 May to take on the Red Devils. Unfortunately injuries and a low squad number made it difficult for the Rams. The final score was…


OUT AND ABOUT AT LOCAL SHEEP SALE

Many locals took the opportunity to check out the Condobolin Shedding Breed Female Sale on 15 April. A pen of Australian White Ewes made a top of $610, while many other buyers kept sheep local…


CHS COMMEMORATES ANZAC DAY

By Melissa Blewitt Condobolin High School hosted an ANZAC Day Assembly on Friday, 23 April. The Acknowledgement to Country was given by Shaylee Saunders and Billie O’Bryan. School Chaplain Ralph Martin said a Prayer for…


CWFS PROJECT COMMENCES

By Melissa Blewitt The Central West Farming Systems’ (CWFS) ‘Tapping a Natural Resource – A Rural and Regional ‘Remote Workforce’ project is underway. CWFS, who are based in Condobolin, secured funding from the Foundation for…


SES TRAINING

Recently, SES volunteers participated in training exercises at Condobolin. Volunteers came from Condobolin, Parkes, Forbes, Cootamundra, Lake Cargelligo and Ku-Ring-Gai.


TIME FOR CHANGE: MAYOR

By Melissa Blewitt Lachlan Shire Council Mayor John Medcalf OAM wants to shorten Daylight Saving Time (DST). He thinks “enough is enough” and wants DST to be shortened to no more than four months of…


A SPECIAL PRESENTATION

By Melissa Blewitt A special presentation was made to the Condobolin RSL Sub Branch and its members on ANZAC Day (25 April). A poignant photograph, captioned ‘Lament for the Dead of Long Tan’ with a…