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UPDATE: Local horseman's condition improves following accident

UPDATE: Local horseman's condition improves following accident

The Courier is able to report an improvement in the condition of Wee Waa local Rhys Mortimer after he sustained serious head injuries in a horse riding accident on the weekend.

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The Courier is able to report an improvement in the condition of Wee Waa local Rhys Mortimer after he sustained serious head injuries in a horse riding accident on the weekend.

This morning he remains in the Intensive Care Unit at the Newcastle John Hunter hospital but is now showing signs of responsiveness.

The accident occurred mid-morning on Sunday and resulted in the 17-year-old male being placed in an induced coma and airlifted to Newcastle by Westpac Rescue Helicopter.

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6 degrees of Kindness

It starts with you

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Local success at Royal Brisbane Exhibition Show

Local success at Royal Brisbane Exhibition Show

Local farmers have met with overwhelming success at one of the largest cattle competitions in the southern hemisphere.

Cattle judging at the Royal Brisbane Exhibition Show, or the EKKA, started last week with thousands of head of cattle descending on the showgrounds to be paraded, judged and displayed.

Steers bred by Dennis Power from ‘Glenrowan’, Minnamurra Pastoral Company, near Boggabri won the 70 day feedlot ‘Paddock to Plate’ challenge this year.

A bull from Narrabri, Wave Hill Jager, bred by Philip and Sylvia Kirkby, won the Grand Champion Santa Gertrudis Bull.

Friday, 14 August 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Top 20 wacky NSW country towns, where oddball is everyday and ’out there’ is right here

So is your town listed in this article from the Daily Telegraph.  I think they need to update the images of the Burren Bore

 

IN THE bush, where the weather can be as dry as the humour, some towns are battling a downturn in the rural economy.

But the quintessentially Australian spirit of refusing to be cowed is alive and well.

In a bid to stand out from the rest, NSW towns are turning fortunes around with ingenuity, resourcefulness and just a hint of quirkiness.

Friday, 14 August 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Royal Far West Inspires Business Leaders

Royal Far West Inspires Business Leaders

Friendly Faces Helping Hands - Kelly Foran

Ms Foran, originally from Narrabri, shared her personal experience of the difficulties she faced in accessing appropriate health services in country NSW. She also spoke about how it inspired her to develop her Foundation, which links country families to much needed health information and supports.

Operations Director of Royal Far West Kevin Bone said it was important for members of the business community to be a part of the discussion. "Supporting country communities is something all sectors have an opportunity to contribute to. It may be through donating resources or volunteers, raising awareness or simply attending events like this one to share ideas on how we can all work together.

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