September 1, 2020

The Bourke community is up in arms after more fires were lit in Bourke’s Central Park on Friday night.

The brightly coloured sails over the skatepark were set alight, destroying two of the five sails.

A council estimate of replacing the damaged sails is more than $20,000...

September 1, 2020

Daniel Hedge outside RaRMS, Bourke. Inset: Daniel at Mt Oxley with Possum Swinton.  PHOTO TWH

A young man with deep family roots in Bourke, has turned up in town on a rural medical placement. Daniel Hedge has been in Bourke for two weeks, half-way through his month-long...

September 1, 2020

Bourke Shire Council held a community meeting on Tuesday to discuss proposals regarding the upgrading of the Cenotaph site.  PHOTO TWH

The Cenotaph in Central Park is one of Bourke’s most important locations, where every year the community pays its respects to Bourke me...

September 1, 2020

Albert and Laine Solomon with Amanda and Sean Hepworth under The Treasure Trove awning in the main CBD.  PHOTO TWH

Operators of main street businesses are being given a helping hand to upgrade their awnings as part of the revamp of the town centre.

Bourke Shire Council s...

September 1, 2020

Celebrating “Wear it Purple” Day at Bourke last week – Police Intelligence Analyst Tayah Riesinger and Domestic Violence Officer, Senior Constable Jess Pank, with Splashe the cat. Photo supplied

Last Friday western region Central North Police District officers decided t...

September 1, 2020

Bourke Public School students Percy Johnson, Eddie Orcher, Jazeik Orcher, Jahleon Smith and Malcolm Johnson
with Grace Macintyre, Occupational Therapist with Outback Division, at a Sense Rugby session last week. PHOTO TWH

A new Rugby program is being trialed in Bourke t...

September 1, 2020

Sophie Smith diving for a try in the Under 6’s junior rugby union game on Saturday. PHOTO TWH

What a cracking day we had for the rugby on Saturday! It was certainly different to the cooler weather the week before. There was a fantastic roll up once again and the kids ke...

August 26, 2020

Federal Water Minister Keith Pitt, announcing funding for grants for Bourke and Brewarrina Councils at the Bourke Swimming Pool last week. Mr Pitt, on left, is with Bourke Mayor Barry Hollman, Brewarrina Mayor Phillip O’Connor and local Federal MP Mark Coulton.  Photo...

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