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Run for fun and mental health

The Cobar Athletics & Triathlon Squad (CATS) held their fourth annual Fun Run in aid of Batyr, a preventative mental health organisation for young people. This year’s event, held in memory of Margaret Settree, who was a strong advocate for Batyr, raised $135 from entry fees.  

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Local staff trained to recognise signs of domestic violence

Staff from a number of local agencies, services and schools recently attended a Domestic Violence (DV) alert workshop in Cobar. The ‘Dv–alert’ is a key initiative funded by the Department of Social Services under the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010-2022. CatholicCare, Barnardos, Birrang, Cobar […]

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Exciting riding for Copper City Tri Series

A field of 40 riders, great weather and exciting competition between the out of towners and the locals made for a great finish for the Cobar Auto Club’s Copper City Tri Series on Saturday. With plenty of competition, particularly in the Opens and All Powers classes, it came down to […]

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Decline plan first step to a new mine

Peel Mining will seek approval to begin work on an exploration decline at its Mallee Bull site, south of Cobar. The company and joint venture partner CBH Resources have given the green light to advance the project, located between Nymagee and Mount Hope. Peel announced the plan last week to […]

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Visiting photography exhibition captures life on the land

The Outback Arts ‘Art4Ag’ photography exhibition is currently on display at the Great Cobar Heritage Centre and Cobar Shire Library. Outback Arts communications and touring coordinator Maddi Ward said the Art4Ag photography competition, with the theme ‘Feeding and Clothing the World: Powering the Australian Economy’ was designed to celebrate National […]

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Dillon wins the Wanaaring Open

The popular Wanaaring Golf Combined Open was held on Sunday with Cobar golfers cleaning up in the prize department from the 22 contenders. Craig ‘Porky’ Dillon was the A Grade 27 hole Scratch winner with 104 off the stick. Alec Fraser (115) was runner-up after a countback from Peter ‘China’ […]

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Council looks to lobby for tax change

Cobar Shire councillors are conducting further investigations into tax laws in an effort to lobby for change that would make residential workforces more appealing to mining companies. Councillors discussed the matter at their April Ordinary Council Meeting following a notice of motion from Cr Peter Abbott calling for council to […]

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Coulton re-elected for a fifth term

Mark Coulton was overwhelming returned as the Member for Parkes following Saturday’s Federal Election. With almost 80 per cent of counting completed at the time of going to press yesterday, Mr Coulton had received 50.53 per cent of the votes counted in the Parkes electorate. Labor candidate Jack Ayoub received […]

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A superb display of running rugby

  It was a superb display of rugby when the Cobar Camels came up against the Warren Pumas in an election day extravaganza on Saturday. Plenty of hard running rugby resulted in 12 tries recorded in the match with the Warren visitors finishing as 50-29 winners. The scheduled kick off […]