September 11, 2018

Grant Barnes of NRAR at Bourke Weir with Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder Jody Swirepik Photo: TWH

The National Resources Access Regulator has been up and running for 120 days, with more than 1300 calls coming into its hotline established to oversee compliance by...

September 11, 2018

Ben Barlow and Erlina Compton Photo: TWH

The Western Local Board will convene today and tomorrow in Bourke to discuss a number of important issues for landholders and community members in the Western region. 

The Western Local Board, which meets on a regular basis both v...

September 11, 2018

Khalanh Orcher Photo: supplied

When Khalanh Orcher left Bourke High School at the age of 18, he knew he had to find a job but in a small community like Bourke he knew it wouldn’t be easy.  

So he walked into the office of the North Bourke Packing Shed and asked for one. 


September 10, 2018

Kate Bracks in kitchen Photo: supplied

You don’t need to be a MasterChef to cook nutritious, delicious meals that don’t compromise the environment or your back pocket, according to Central West NSW local and former MasterChef winner, Kate Bracks.

Cancer Council NSW, in p...

September 4, 2018

Leading the singing at Prayers for Rain in Bourke on Saturday – Julie Payne, Kelly Randall, Lyn Ord, Shelley Mann and George Mann  Photo: Jodie Sontag

The people of Bourke have gathered to pray for rain. The challenge of the drought and its effect on the community was t...

September 4, 2018

The Wanaaring Road is closed between Pine View and Gumbalie until late December Photo: TWH

Work has begun on the biggest ever road sealing projects on the Bourke to Wanaaring Road

It’s one of the biggest investments on roadworks in the Bourke Shire for many years – an $1...

September 4, 2018

Fig trees being removed from Short Street in August 2018 Photo: TWH

The battle to save Bourke’s fig trees appears to be lost, with council voting in favour of maintaining the policy to remove all fig trees from Bourke’s streets. 

The policy will mean the destruction and...

September 4, 2018

Enjoying an art class with Jen Greentree on the banks of the Darling River on Saturday arvo are left-right: Grace O’Leary, Melissa Harrison, Marion Durie, Tenea Dickinson, Jemma Petty, Katrina Tiffen, local artist Jen Greentree, Jenah Auld, Ellen Doolan and Linda Wood...

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