Sandy Creek brigade celebrates 100 years

Sandy Creek Bushfire Brigade members and their families recently gathered at Pine Ridge Station south west of Cobar to celebrate 100 years of the brigade’s service to the community. It’s reported to have been a wonderful day catching up on the banks of Sandy Creek sharing stories, enjoying meals, a […]


Cobar asks R U OK?

The Cobar & Districts Rugby Union Club held an R U OK? awareness event for mental health at their home game on Saturday at Ailsa Fitzsimmons Memorial Oval. Pictured are Kirsty Smith and Jody McCabe from the Western NSW Primary Health Network who gave players and spectators some tips and […]


Vinnies recognises volunteers

As part of National Volunteer Week Vin-nies has acknowledged the invaluable con-tribution their wonderful volunteers make in the delivery of services to their communi-ties. National Volunteer Week is the largest cele-bration of volunteers and volunteerism in Aus-tralia and allows St Vincent de Paul to join with other volunteer organisations to […]


Artists exhibit in the outback

selection of specially curated artworks drawn from the Outback Arts 10th annual Outback Archies art competition held in 2020, are currently on display at the Cobar Shire Library. The exhibition show-cases artwork by 20 artists from the far-flung corners of regional NSW, stretching from Bourke and as far as Broken […]


Rural Health Inquiry panel comes to Cobar

As part of a parliamentary inquiry into health outcomes and services in rural, regional and remote areas of NSW, members of the committee were in Cobar on Friday to hear first-hand issues that locals were experiencing with the health system. Chair of the Upper House Health Committee, the Hon Greg […]


ANZAC spirit is very much alive

Cobar RSL Sub Branch president Kain Neale said it was evident the ANZAC spirit is still very much alive and well after a good crowd turned out for the local Anzac Day commemoration events in Cobar on Sunday. In addition to a large contingent of locals marching this year, a […]


Best rigs in Australia at 2021 Cliffhanger

The 2021 Cliffhanger 4WD event was held at Mt Gap Station north of Cobar last week with the best rigs from all over Australia competing in three classes. Famous for its long, hard stages, the off road event challenges teams in winching up rocks, navigational tasks, speedy dry creek runs […]


Landmark being restored to former glory

Cobar Shire Council is pleased with the renovation work that is currently under-way at the Cobar Museum building, despite some of the recent negative comments that have been made by members of the public. Council’s general manager Peter Vlatko said the restoration of the museum building, which is a significant […]


Lip sync artists help to raise over $12,000

  The Pumpettes netball team has won back-to-back Lip Sync for Netball titles after they claimed the ‘big lips’ trophy on Saturday night at the Cobar Netball Association’s fundraiser at the Cobar Bowling & Golf Club. While the Pumpettes’ (pictured above at right) rendition of Bruno Mars’ The Lazy Song […]