Each week we aim to bring you the latest rural stories that have been making news across western NSW.
From pubs in western NSW joining in the Buy A Bale initiative to help drought stricken farmers, to a Melbourne ukulele band paying tribute to David Bowie at Carinda there has been heaps happening across the region.
Eat up and help farmers:
More than 20 pubs in western NSW have joined in the fight to help drought stricken farmers by registering with Buy A Bale’s Parma for a Farmer campaign.
Yarnup receives support from western NSW federal ministers:
Two western NSW Federal ministers have revealed their support towards a new mental health project that Lifeline Central West are hoping to get up and running.
Coonamble pub helping to lighten the load for truckies:
The Bucking Bull Hotel in Coonamble is offering truck drivers on drought charitable hay runs free accommodation.
Rapid Relief Team deliver 2000 bales of hay to farmers in the central west:
Two hundred drought stricken farmers from the central west have received a helping hand from Western Australian charity Rapid Relief Team (RRT).
Wool classer recognised for 50 years of service:
Gollan wool classer Rob Yeo was recognised for his 50 years of service to the industry during a very special event on Wednesday.
Thin White Ukes to play at the Let’s Dance Carinda Festival:
When we think of David Bowie we don’t normally associate him with the ukulele, but interpreting his legendary songs with the string instrument to create a perfect rendition is exactly what a Melbourne band has achieved.
Today show to broadcast at Dubbo Showgrounds for drought telethon:
The Dubbo Showgrounds will host celebrity guests on Monday, August 20, when the Today show broadcasts a special ‘Farm Aid Telethon’.
Big win for Mudgee Angus stud at the Ekka:
Mudgee’s Coffin Creek Angus stud is owned and operated by the White family.
The stud came first in Ekka’s MSA Eating Quality competition, putting them in eighth place overall.
Jason Owen donates show profits to Burrumbuttock Hay Runners:
Central west singer and X-Factor alumni, Jason Owen, will be donating all profits from his shows at Dubbo and Temora to the Burrumbuttock Hay Runners.
Riders start conversations about mental health in rural communities:
The sight of 100 motorcyclists riding through a small country town will surely start a conversation no matter what.
But the aim of the Black Dog Riders is to start a conversation about mental health.
Life Charity Focus will host fundraiser ball to raise funds for children in Uganda:
A Nyngan volunteer run charity will hold a fundraiser ball at the Dubbo Turf Club in October.
LCF is a community based, non-profit organisation operating in Eastern Uganda in the Budaka district, that aims to help children and their communities be able to live a meaningful and sustainable life.
Ewe time forums help producers get more from their flock:
Helping western NSW sheep producers get more from their flock was the aim of a recent ewe forum held throughout the state.