July 8, 2020

New Outback Showman Allan “Rambo” Lawrence. PHOTO TWH

Bourke has a new outback showman to entertain the increasing number of visitors to the Back O’Bourke Exhibition Centre (BOBEC) – and he is home-grown.

Allan ‘Rambo’ Lawrence had his first taste of showbiz last we...

July 8, 2020

Kidman’s Camp host Tracey Simmonds says tourist business is much busier since
COVID19 – restrictions were eased. PHOTO TWH

The tourism season may have got off to a slow start, but it is shaping up to be one of the busiest in the past three or four years, according to so...

July 8, 2020

NSW Shadow Water Minister Clayton Barr (right) with Bourke Mayor Barry Hollman. PHOTO TWH

As water restrictions loom, the politics of water usage were back in the spotlight with the visit to Bourke and Brewarrina by Labor’s shadow spokesman for water Clayton Barr.

Mr Bar...

July 8, 2020

Air Link pilots Mark Wardrop and Matt Williams with newly employed pilot Jesse Moll, in Bourke last week. PHOTO TWH

Times are tough for the airline companies as COVID-19 travel restrictions continue to batter the industry. But for regional airline Air Link, there is opt...

July 8, 2020

Gyrocopter pilots Geoffrey Learmonth and Rick Elliott in Bourke last week. PHOTO TWH

The visitors have been coming to Bourke in a steady stream since lockdown restrictions were eased – by car, caravan, camper trailer – and gyrocopter.

A group of seven gyro pilots and two...

July 8, 2020

Acting Commander of Central North Police District, Inspector Ben Dawson says illegal fishing is being  targeted on inland rivers. PHOTO TWH

Police and NSW Fisheries officers are cracking down on illegal fishing in the Barwon-Darling and Macquarie Rivers, with two men fa...

July 8, 2020

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Winner of the Nyngan Picnic Cup on Saturday - Late Return with jockey Michael Wade, trainer Wayne Marsden of Menindee, and strapper Mal Marsden. PHOTO SUPPLIED

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