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Drought funds to support preschools

Services looking after our littlest learners in the Cobar Shire will share in $370,000 of NSW Government relief funding during this tough drought period. State Member for Barwon Kevin Humphries said this will ensure preschool services can continue to operate during the adverse economic conditions associated with the drought period. […]

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‘Intense’ drought declared for Cobar

The Cobar area has now been declared as being in ‘intense drought’ according to the NSW Department of Primary Industries latest seasonal report. With limited rainfall recorded last month, 100 per cent of the state has been drought declared with 15 per cent of it now in ‘intense drought’. And […]

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Locals feeling the full effect of the big dry

A lot of old farming families in the Cobar district have seen too many droughts in their lifetimes like the current one that’s gripping most of southern Australia. Tom Mitchell, a second generation grazier at Gambolalley north of Cobar, has experienced his share of droughts (he’s also lived through the […]

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Drought measures announced as DPI gives grim outlook

NSW primary producers continue to be challenged by the current seasonal conditions, with the latest NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) State Seasonal Update indicating almost all the state is now in mild to severe drought. Dry and warm conditions remained through May with only isolated areas of the North […]