Welcome to 2019!
From all of us here at the Western Magazine, we hope you had a great Christmas and New Year!
Late last year we decided to do a wrap up of the rural news stories happening across the region and we’ve decided to continue that into 2019.
Here’s what’s been making news.
Armatree Hotel, Hair of the Dog Inn publicans encourage local tourism:
Two publicans from drought affected communities in central west, NSW, urge not only the every day Australian, but big city businesses as well, to get out to small regional towns affected by the dry.
A toast to bringing a ‘cheesy’ dream to life:
With the help of local talent and produce, two Mendooran residents have turned dreams into a reality with their new cheese making business.
Blue Sky Cheese is a small cheese factory making Castlereagh Camembert and Pepper Tree Feta.
Rural land values increase, despite drought, finds Valuer General’s report:
Despite drier than normal conditions experienced by landowners in 2018, the value of rural land has increased significantly across the central west, central tablelands and north west when compared to the previous year, a new report has found.
Dubbo and Cowra named in Wotif’s Aussie Town of the Year awards:
Two towns in central west, NSW have been recognised for their unique contribution to Australian tourism in a recent travel award.
Gilgandra farmer is thankful for drought visit:
Parramatta High School visited the Gilgandra community late last year after raising money for the drougth affected town.
A farm tour was able to be organised to give the city students a glimpse of rural life.
The Blue Suede Express makes its way from Sydney to Parkes for 2019 Elvis Festival:
A luxury passenger locomotive shaked, rattled and rolled from Sydney to central west, NSW earlier this month to take Elvis fans and impersonators to the 2019 Parkes Elvis Festival.
Rumours circulate that abattoirs located between Binnaway and Coonabarabran has been sold:
In his most recent column, Bill Tatt discusses how there is chatter on the street regarding the original abattoirs located between Binnaway and Coonabarabran has been sold.