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Christmas cheer for drought-hit locals

A friendship made while on holidays has helped to bring a generous donation of goods and cash to Cobar for families struggling in the drought. Tracey Kelly from KT OOSH (Out of School Hours) in Rouse Hill, Sydney, met Cobar’s Huon and Gilbert families a number of years ago while […]

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Drought funds to support preschools

Services looking after our littlest learners in the Cobar Shire will share in $370,000 of NSW Government relief funding during this tough drought period. State Member for Barwon Kevin Humphries said this will ensure preschool services can continue to operate during the adverse economic conditions associated with the drought period. […]

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‘Intense’ drought declared for Cobar

The Cobar area has now been declared as being in ‘intense drought’ according to the NSW Department of Primary Industries latest seasonal report. With limited rainfall recorded last month, 100 per cent of the state has been drought declared with 15 per cent of it now in ‘intense drought’. And […]

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Locals feeling the full effect of the big dry

A lot of old farming families in the Cobar district have seen too many droughts in their lifetimes like the current one that’s gripping most of southern Australia. Tom Mitchell, a second generation grazier at Gambolalley north of Cobar, has experienced his share of droughts (he’s also lived through the […]