Removing rubbish

St John’s School students and staff participated in a school Clean Up Australia Day on Friday, tidying around the school grounds and outside boundary areas. The day was also a learning opportunity led by the school’s Stage 3 Environmental Group. Students learnt about the impacts of rubbish on their environment […]


CSA welcomes apprentices

CSA Mine has welcomed four new apprentices this year, Adrian Borodin (Metal Fabrication & Welding), Craig Fielding (Electrical), Simon Oliver (Heavy Diesel) and Dylan Boland (Fitting & Machining). Craig, Adrian and Simon are all mature age apprentices who have previous experience working in the mining industry while Dylan completed his […]


Number of factors force show cancellation

The Cobar Show Society has made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Cobar Show following discussions at an extraordinary meeting on Sunday. Cobar Show Society secretary Heather Christie said the cancellation of the Cobar Show comes off the back of the recent announcement of the cancellation of the 2019 […]


Pool party to bust drought blues

Bushies and townies’ Heath, Nardine and Addison Cull, along with Shae Martin, enjoyed the Drought Breaker community party at the Cobar Memorial Swimming Pool on Friday afternoon. The party featured entertainment, water slides and inflatables fun, gourmet hamburgers and a lolly bar, face painting and giveaways. The free community event […]

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Developments, doctors and more on council’s list

Cobar Shire Councillors efficiently moved through a lengthy agenda at their February Ordinary Meeting last Thursday. A number of agenda items had previously been workshopped by councillors with many only requiring “a tick and flick” at the meeting. Cr Janine Lea-Barrett praised an “in depth” report submitted to the meeting […]

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High school students try their hands at a trade with TAFE

There’s plenty of success stories coming out of the TAFE NSW Vocational Preparation Automotive course currently being run at the Cobar TAFE campus. Four Cobar High School (CHS) students who commenced their Certificate II in Vocational Preparation (Automotive) course last year have since gained mechanical apprenticeships. Automotive TAFE teacher Jamie […]