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New plant to improve water treatment

NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro flew into Cobar last week to officially open the town’s new state-of-the-art water filtration plant. The deputy premier joined Mayor Lilliane Brady and Minister for Agriculture and Western NSW Adam Marshall to cut the ribbon on the new plant last Wednesday. Mayor Brady praised the […]

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CHS farewells Year 12 Class of 2019

The Cobar High School Year 12 Class of 2019 was farewelled at a school assembly last Wednesday. The students finished school last week and are now preparing for the start of their HSC exams later this month. Pictured are Year Advisors Paige Jermyn and Paul Callaghan with students (front) Tanika-Star […]

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Cobar’s best businesses

Cobar’s best businesses were recognised at the Cobar Business Association’s biennial Great Cobar Business Awards ceremony held at Cobar Bowling & Golf Club last Friday. KML Industries (main picture) took out the major award for Excellence in Business. Other winners (pictured right) included Face Contracting, who were named Cobar’s Employer […]

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Charity dance champions crowned

Local firies and their dance partner wives have helped to raise around $12,000 at the Dance Factor charity fundraising night on Saturday at the Cobar Bowling & Golf Club. Of that $5,000 will go to their Cobar Fire Station 256 Climb for Motor Neurone Disease; $4,000 has been allocated to […]

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Celebrating a piece of Cobar history

The Cobar community kicked up its heels last Thursday night to mark the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Cobar’s museum. “If this old building could talk, what a tale she’d tell!” deputy mayor Peter Abbott said of  the Great Cobar Heritage Centre in his opening address. Cr Abbott and […]

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Funding for education for rural children

Cobar Mobile Children’s Services has received $68,620 to continue their work helping isolated children experience the best possible start to their education. The grant has been awarded by the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) under its Tackling Tough Times Together initiative. Member for Parkes Mark Coulton visited Cobar […]

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Councils cooperate to reinstate flights

A large crowd was on hand at Cobar Airport yesterday for the official launch of a new air service for western NSW. The return of passenger air services to Cobar, Bourke, Walgett and Lightning Ridge has been made possible with $8million of funding from the State Government for the Far […]

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Cobar shines in Carbon Cocky awards

Local grazier Peter Yench is hoping his win last week of the ‘Carbon Cocky of the Year’ award will help to throw a spotlight on carbon farming and bring about changes to its methodology. The National Carbon Cocky Awards recognise excellence in carbon farming and emissions reduction techniques which deliver […]