There’s been some wild weather about

It’s been a wet and wild start to the new year with some large storms, gusty winds and high temperatures recorded in and around the Shire of Cobar. According to the Bureau of Meteorology the first 17 days of January included temperatures of up to 41 degrees, large storm cells […]


Peak donation very welcome

Christmas 2021 was a little bit brighter for the Cobar Brennan Centre residents who received a special treat from Peak Gold Mines on Christmas Eve. Peak’s general manager Craig Thomas said every Christmas Aurelia Metals delivers special Christmas lunch packs to their dedicated employees who are rostered on Christmas Day. […]


A new space to work and learn

TAFE NSW Cobar staff are settling into their new modern surrounds with Cobar’s Connected Learning Centre building in Bourke Street now open to the public. The learning spaces can be configured in multiple ways to accommodate a range of different class subjects and sizes and is the first of TAFE’s […]


Carols in the main

Local Toomey Tunes music students (including Rhys Cull pictured above) did some Christmas Carolling for ROAR (Rural Outback Animal Respite/Rescue) in the main street on Saturday morning. Their busking efforts raised $325. ▪ Photo contributed


CSA donates

Cobar VIEW Club’s Lillian Simpson and Enid English thanked CSA Mine Glencore representative Jade Buckman at the club’s Christmas party last week for the mine’s sponsorship which has enabled VIEW to purchase a pull-up club banner, sound system and microphone.


Young community leaders

Cobar Shire Council general manager Peter Vlatko congratulated the newly elected executive of the Cobar Youth Council, Joey Neale (communications officer), Todd Polack (secretary), Amara Bottom (president), Maddie Chaplain (treasurer) and Ashley Cousins (vice president) following their meeting last Thursday. Councils in NSW promote, provide and plan for the needs […]


Spreading Christmas cheer

Laura Barnes, representing Peak Gold Mines/Aurelia Metals as the major sponsor of this year’s Cobar Weekly Christmas Cheer competition (along with Cobar Powerhouse), presented the winners with their prizes of Cobar Quids on Monday. Candy Picton (Gould Street) won the first place prize of $500 and Cassidi Lawrence (Harcourt Street) […]