Latest news and announcements

For latest news on services, roads, tours and events, please call Tourism Association president, Bill Elliott on mob. 0429 915467, or enquire via our contact form.

See also "Wilcannia News newspaper" for newspaper contact details (e.g. "letters to the editor")

CLEAN UP AUSTRALIA DAY 2015

The usual group gathered at Reconciliation Park on Sunday 29th March to give the somewhat neglected area a bit of attention.

Our youngest participant was Harrison Cain, who thought the street should not just be litter free but gravel free as well, while a couple of our well known senior citizens were true to form and used a fire stick to get rid of large piles of sticks and leaves.

By midday the length of Ross Street had been picked free of litter, the park was litter free, trip hazards around the tables removed, trees pruned, grass mowed and trimmed and a leaky tap repaired.

RESULTS WILCANNIA FIELD AND FUN DAY 2014-06-13

Wilcannia Gift:

 

Mens: James McClure 11.05 mins

Tristan Naylor 12.50

Biggest Morning Tea -- Wilcannia raises a cup

Around 30 people, a mixture of hospital staff and residents, attended the 2014 Biggest Morning Tea held last Wednesday..

National Parks 2014 Campaign

National Parks will be embarking on a 2014 Campaign promoting our National Parks in the Outback and Rivers regions.

For this region that includes, but not limited too:  Sturt, Mutawintji, Paroo-Darling, Kinchega, Mungo, Gundabooka and Toorale …. Via our digital and social mediums in the first instance.  

The cooperation with four Commercial Tour Operators licensed for on-park activities have also provided great opportunities for visitors to obtain offers from the same.

River Heights: Why the river dropped 40 cms overnight!

As part of its regular maintenance visits to the Wilcannia site the NSW Office of Water discovered that with the current low river levels the water level sensor at Wilcannia was not reading the correct level. Office of Water field staff adjusted the sensor levels and reset the recording device to show the correct level. This resulted in the sudden change in the recorded level at Wilcannia on the 19th of November; the actual water level did not change, it was a change in the recorded value only.  It is standard practice at all sites that these sorts of corrections are made as necessary.

Wilcannia River Radio is the site of a quiet revolution!

Did you know that we average 9 live interviews per month?

We have interviewed a wide range of people. For example, visiting tourists, local renovators and builders, the Mayor, the shire's heritage advisor, police prosecutor, a linguist, small biz bus staff, RSPCA vet, Pedal Power riders tackling the Tour de Darling route- and recently the newly appointed federal minister for Indigenous Affairs, the Hon. Nigel Scullion (we even have a picture of the latter to prove we did it!).

Many of our interviews are spontaneous- such as when we asked 3 members of the Rebel Motorcycle Club who were passing through Wilcannia after their annual ride to Western Australia.

Interviews are also part of our regular broadcast schedule; for example, Maari Ma's dietician talks to us on Tuesday afternoons about healthy eating and cooking choices.

WRRFM is a gift to community.

It is a communication tool which we would like more local groups and community agencies in Wilcannia to use. Research shows that radio is the most effective medium for reaching audiences, whether for relaying information or marketing. It does not cost anything to broadcast community notices of events, employment and training opportunities, birthday calls and cheerios, special occasions etc.

We want community to use their community radio!

Wilcannia Golf Club Nominations

Nominations forms for

  • Club President
  • Club Captain
  • Directors positions

are now available from the bar.

Anyone nominating for a position must be a financial member.

New Plaques for St Therese's Community School

Local woodwork artist Colin Clark has produced a series of wood plaques for St Therese’s Community School.Colin Clark's Wood Plaques for St Therese's Community School

The four plaques were commissioned by the school. The largest plaque (above left) is made from river red gum and leopard wood. This will be hung at the entrance to the school.

The three smaller plaques (similar to the one above right) are carved out of one piece of leopard wood and will be hung in classrooms.

New Faces at Miss Barretts

New faces Miss BarrettsMiss Barrett’s Coffee Shop and Bits and Bobs has been taken over by Jim and Linda Moss, formerly managers of “Warrawong on the Darling”.

We would like to thank all our customers who have helped get the business established, it has been great fun, but now is the time for a change.

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