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Community send-off for much loved duo

         Dr Deon Heyns and his wife Ingrid, a local nurse, were farewelled by the Cobar community on Sunday. The pair will work their last shifts this Friday and attend more farewell functions this week with Cobar Primary Health Care and Cobar Hospital staff before packing up and heading to […]

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Local woman joins Leadership Muster in Canberra

Local woman Laura Ah-See was in Canberra last week participating in the National Rural Women’s Coalition (NRWC) Leadership Muster. The NRWC is funded by the Federal Government through the Office for Women and works to support and grow vibrant rural, regional and remote communities. The Women’s Leadership Muster is a […]

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Newey Plan of Management progresses

Cobar Shire Councillors voted last week that council commence the process to have the Newey Reserve reclassified as a park. A report to last week’s Ordinary Council Meeting from council’s environmental supervisor Melissa Gunn advised, under the Crown Land Management Act 2016, categorisation of the Newey Reserve was required to […]

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Storms knock out the power for hours

Storm damage to Essential Energy’s main and secondary power lines into Cobar knocked out the power to more than 2,600 homes and businesses last Tuesday night. The power went out in Cobar at 5.14pm and, for many customers, it wasn’t restored until 1am Wednesday, while a group of 68 customers […]

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Celebrating our culture and history

Cobar Aboriginal Lands Council hosted a NAIDOC Day event in Drummond Park on Friday. Organiser Rena Clements said it was great to see students from Cobar High School, St John’s School, Ngalli Preschool, members of the public and lots of local organisations taking part in the day which is an […]

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Council’s improved cash position

Cobar Shire Council’s cash position has improved over the past year. Council’s audited financial statements will be presented to tomorrow’s Ordinary Council Meeting with Council’s director of finance and community services Kym Miller “delighted” with council’s current cash balance. Mr Miller told The Cobar Weekly they had originally planned for […]

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O’Neill Road town water not viable

A report to Cobar Shire’s Ordinary Council Meeting tomorrow will recommend that council doesn’t extend the town water supply to include O’Neill Road residents. The report, compiled by council’s water and sewer manager Eric Poga, comes after much debate has been waged on the matter by councillors for more than […]