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April 1, 2020

Superintendent Andrew Hurst says everyone must take the threat of COVID19 seriously for the sake of the whole community PHOTO TWH

Anyone who leaves their house without “reasonable excuse” could spend up to six months in gaol and face and an $11,000 fine under emergency...

April 1, 2020

Daniel waiting in the yellow circles outside Towers Drug Co, as part the social distancing protocols at the pharmacy PHOTO TWH

There are an increasing number of changes to our way of life – as local businesses and all levels of government grapple with the COVID-19 pande...

April 1, 2020

Tony Norman and Paul McKenna in the tyre workshop at Franks BP Service Station PHOTO TWH

Frank’s BP Service Station on Mooculta Street is one of Bourke’s iconic businesses. 

It has survived droughts, floods, economic upheaval, and loss of town population. 

It now faces an...

April 1, 2020

Ian and Nan Landon-Smith on Tancred Drive last week with local tree care volunteers l-r: Ron Wood, Glenn Curtis, Ian Landon-Smith, Nan Landon-Smith and Dave Neylon.  PHOTO TWH

Bourke needs more trees, and the town’s unofficial tree planters Ian and Nan Landon-Smith say...

April 1, 2020

Lilly Hand is Bourke’s Showgirl for 2020 and also for 2021 PHOTO SUPPLIED

Although the 2020 Bourke Show had to be cancelled due to COVID-19, there is a positive story among the bad news. 

The Bourke P&A Committee had the pleasure this week of announcing Lilly Hand as the...

March 25, 2020

Local Pharmacist Peter Crothers has called out problems with the Pharmaceutical Benefit Scheme during the coronavirus scare  PHOTO TWH

Bourke residents requiring medications for asthma and other chronic illness were being put at risk because of stockpiling by large phar...

March 25, 2020

Bourke Shire Council General Manager Ross Earl exercising good social distancing at a Bourke Council meeting on Monday with Bourke Mayor Barry Hollman and Councillor John Thompson (at back).   PHOTO TWH

Like the rest of the nation, Bourke is in virtual lockdown, with th...

March 25, 2020

The Landmark Team – Greg Seiler, Chelsea Edmonds and James Grant say there’s been a boost in community morale due to local rain and flows in the river.  PHOTO TWH

Despite the COVID-19 crisis, the local community has been celebrating the tentative return of better season...

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