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Government fund to plug the leaks

Critical repairs and maintenance of the Albert Priest Channel to help improve water supply efficiency for Cobar and Nyngan is to be funded by the NSW Government. NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro announced the funding when he visited Cobar last week. The $2million is being provided to Bogan Shire Council […]


Decades of local service

Vinnies volunteers Jean Manns (who has given over 25 years service), Ann Dunn (11 years) and Jan Johnson (20+ years) have been recognised by Vinnies for their ‘long service’ to the charitable organisation. Other long serving volunteers (not pictured) to have received long service badges include: Dawn Griffiths and Bev […]


State politicians check in on Cobar

Cobar Shire Council hosted a visit from NSW State Treasurer Dominic Perrottet (far left) and the NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro (far right) on Saturday with the pair making funding announcements of $2million to kick start work on piping the Albert Priest Channel (which supplies our water) and $1.43million of […]


CSA Mine opens up

CSA Mine threw open the gates and welcomed members of the public on Sunday for a fun family day out. Kids were able to get a close look at where their mums and dads go to work, and the machinery used in the mine, while community members took the opportunity […]


Newey plan back in the spotlight

Campers could soon be allowed to return to the Newey after councillors decided last week to immediately adopt a Plan of Management for the reserve. Councillors discussed a report on the management options for the Newey Reserve, prepared by Eco Logical Australia, at last week’s Ordinary Council Meeting. Council’s general […]


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 […]


Autumn races draw a crowd

Above: Danae Doecke, Nadine McLeod, Seigrid Peters, Jessica Fugar, Catherine James and Julia Maclay were dressed fashionably (and warmly) for the Cobar Miners Race Club meeting on Saturday. For more images check out our online gallery


23,000 reasons to smile

An auction/fundraiser night at the Cobar Bowling & Golf Club on Saturday has helped to raise $23,000 for this year’s Night for Our Farmers event. Auctioneer, Luke Scales from Landmark Russell is pictured with event organisers Sheena Geppert and Georgie Brown who were thrilled with the result from the sale […]


Cobar recognises Rankin ties on Anzac Day

Cobar’s connection to the HMAS Rankin was reiterated at this year’s Anzac Day commemorations by special guest Captain Stephen Hussey from the Australian Navy, who previously served as Lieutenant Commander of the submarine HMAS Rankin, named after Cobar-born Robert William Rankin, who fought in World War II. Captain Hussey spoke […]



With the chance of just 1-5mm of rain initially forecast for Easter Monday, it was definitely a nice surprise for many locals to see just over 50mm recorded in town. The rain was widespread with a number of properties around the Cobar Shire recording good falls, including Vanessa and Dudley […]