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COMMUNITY ASKED TO HELP SHAPE NSW’S KOALA STRATEGY

07th Dec 2016

Submitted by Adam Marshall MP NORTHERN Tablelands MP Adam Marshall is encouraging the community to help shape the direction of the NSW Government’s state-wide koala strategy, which aims to secure and increase NSW koala numbers.  Mr Marsh... more details

FeralScan wins top national environmental award

05th Dec 2016

Submitted by Invasive Animal CRC The FeralScan community pest animal monitoring and mapping program has been recognised with one of Australia’s top environmental honours, receiving the Minister’s award for a cleaner environment in the fi... more details

Unique Scholarships open to VET students in NSW

05th Dec 2016

Submitted by Royal Agricultural Society of NSW As an initiative to further foster education and support in rural NSW, scholarships of up to $5,000 for study in 2017 are available to students studying Vocational Education Training (VET) courses aroun... more details

Sniffing out koalas at Glen Innes Cool Country Koalas Community Field Day

23rd Nov 2016

Submitted by Northern Tablelands Local Land Services The people of Glen Innes will have the chance to see the star of the incredibly clever Detection Dogs for Conservation team in action, sniffing out local koalas at the Glen Innes Ag Research Stati... more details

New Weeds Officer for Glen Innes

17th Nov 2016

Submitted by New England Weeds Aurothority New England Weeds Authority (NEWA) strengthens their partnership with Glen Innes Severn Council and the Glen Innes community through the appointment of a new Weeds Officer. Each Local Government area in NSW... more details

Landholders revive upland wetlands on the Northern Tablelands

15th Nov 2016

Submitted by Nothern Tablelands Local Land Services Landholders have committed to revive precious upland wetlands and montane swamps on the Northern Tablelands, as part of the Upland Wetlands Incentives Project. Carina Johnson from Northern Tablela... more details

Wildlife, Weeds and Faunaverse

08th Nov 2016

Rummerys Hill Landcare members and friends attended an event on at a property on the Emmaville Rd on Wednesday evening, 2nd November 2016,  with guest speaker, Alex Dudley.  Alex is a well-known herpetologist, ecologist and poet from Coolat... more details

New weapon in war on wild rabbits

08th Nov 2016

Submitted by Barnaby Joyce MP   More than 600 sites across Australia will participate in the release of a new variant of rabbit haemorrhagic disease virus - RHDV1 K5. It’s been 20 years since the last rabbit biocontrol was releas... more details

New England Weeds Authority success in achieving the outcomes for its Four Year Delivery Program

18th Oct 2016

Prior to the local government elections on 10th September 2016, local councils across NSW were required to report on their progress in meeting the performance measures laid out in their Four Year Delivery Programs. New England Tablelands (Noxious Pl... more details

GLEN INNES JOCKEY CLUB ON A WINNER IN WAR ON WEEDS

18th Oct 2016

GLEN Innes Jockey Club says a $25,337 grant announced today by Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall will put it in the winner’s seat to win the race against weed control at the racecourse. Mr Marshall said the funding would also give the club ... more details

Applications closing soon for the 2017 Rural Women’s Award

12th Oct 2016

Just three weeks remain to submit applications for the 2017 RIRDC Rural Women’s Award. This is one of Australia’s highest honours for rural women. It is a powerful program supporting women who aspire to lead positive change in rural indus... more details

FUNDING TO HELP COMBAT WEEDS ACROSS THE NORTHERN TABLELANDS

10th Oct 2016

Submitted by Adam Marshall MP   LOCAL State MP Adam Marshall today announced that the Northern Tablelands Local Land Services will receive $520,653 to tackle invasive weeds across the region, as part of the NSW Government’s $10 million W... more details

Day Out for Fabulous Rural Women

10th Oct 2016

GLENRAC is very excited to be holding our Annual Rural Women’s Day this Saturday the 15th October 2016 from 10:00am to 3:00pm. The event will be held at the Glen Innes Showground Tea Rooms and will feature two informative and inspiring presenta... more details

National Landcare Programme stakeholder survey: have your say!

30th Sep 2016

The Australian Government invites you to provide feedback on the National Landcare Programme through an online survey. The survey should take no longer than 20 minutes to complete and your response will be confidential.   The National Landcare... more details

Renewables gaining energy across Northern NSW

27th Sep 2016

Submitted by Adam Marshall MP   NORTHERN Tablelands MP and Parliamentary Secretary for Renewable Energy Adam Marshall says the winds of change are driving more regional people into demanding a greater focus on renewable energy and government a... more details

Discover the free WildDogScan app

07th Sep 2016

WildDogScan is a website and smartphone app for land managers, livestock producers, pest controllers and community members to record sightings of wild dogs, their impacts and control activities for their local area.   With funding from the ... more details

Trees for Tomorrow Field Day Event

07th Sep 2016

GLENRAC will host a Trees for Tomorrow field day event on Wednesday 14th September. This event will combine theory and practical sessions to give participants the skills to plan, plant and maintain trees on your farm. The field day will be presented... more details

Putting the Spotlight on Farm Succession Planning

05th Sep 2016

Farm succession planning has become more complex and more important than ever, yet farming families are still largely failing to have the necessary discussions and adequately prepare for the future. The lack of preparation means many farmers are dis... more details

New England Weeds Authority Roles and Responsibilities

31st Aug 2016

New England Weeds Authority (NEWA) is a single purpose County Council established in 1947 to manage noxious weeds in the New England Region. Our key role is to ensure weeds are effectively managed throughout the area as prescribed in the Noxious Weed... more details

Wet Winter, Weedy Spring

31st Aug 2016

After all the rain we’ve had this Winter we can expect strong pasture growth in Spring. The down side is that it will also be a good season for weeds. One such invasive weed is Serrated tussock. Serrated Tussock is often described as Australia'... more details

GLENRAC celebrates National Landcare Week

31st Aug 2016

GLENRAC will be celebrating this year’s National Landcare Week with a trifecta of events. GLENRAC is hosting two events on Wednesday 7th September 2016 which is also National Threatened Species Day, a day that highlights the importance of Austr... more details

Community Grants to Increase Community Resilience

15th Aug 2016

Submitted - New England North West Landcare  New England North West (NENW) Landcare is offering organisations, groups and individuals the opportunity to apply for grants that provide the financial capacity to support events, training or capacit... more details

2016 / 2017 Roadside Spray Program, Glen Innes Severn Council Area

12th Aug 2016

Submitted - New England Weeds Authority  New England Weeds Authority (NEWA) treated most of Glen Innes’s roads for a range of noxious weeds during the 2015/16 year. This will be the second spray season NEWA will undertake roadside control... more details

FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR BETTER FISH HABITAT, BETTER FISHING

10th Aug 2016

Submitted by Adam Marshall MP   FOR great fishing, you need great fish habitat, which is why up to $40,000 is now being made available to people and community groups through the NSW Government’s Habitat Action Grants Program.  &ldq... more details

Innovative app to track rabbit control

03rd Aug 2016

Submitted by Invasive Animals CRC   A new function to boost the power of the popular RabbitScan app has given the community the ability to track the spread of rabbit biocontrol agents and viruses from their smart phone or computer, via a digit... more details

Funding available for local landholders for trees on farms and healthy rivers

27th Jul 2016

Submitted by Northern Tableands Local Land Services The 2016 ‘Trees on Farms’ and ‘Healthy Rivers’ projects have been launched today by Northern Tablelands Local Land Services through funding from the Australian Government&rs... more details

Targeting Pest Animals

06th Jul 2016

Feral cats and foxes will be the hot topic of two pest animal workshops being held on Tuesday 19th July, Dundee Hall and Thursday 21st July, Glen Innes Show Grounds. GLENRAC will be hosting these events to raise the awareness of the impact of pest an... more details

Finding Your Region's Hidden Treasures

16th Jun 2016

Submitted by Adam Marshall MP MEMBER for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall is urging the community to nominate women volunteers from the region to be honoured on the NSW Hidden Treasures Honour Roll.  “Women who work in volunteer roles p... more details

Tackling Mexican Water Lily in the Gara River

14th Jun 2016

Submitted by New England Weeds Aurthority   A native of Mexico and South Eastern USA, Mexican water lily (Nymphaea Mexicana) has been widely used as an ornamental plant in dams and other aquatic environments.  Waterlilies have escaped cul... more details

Landcare NSW Regional Biodiversity Workshop series 2016

07th Jun 2016

Submitted by New England North West Landcare Landcare NSW is holding a series of discussion workshops throughout NSW in May and June 2016.  These workshops are designed to  provide a forum for the NSW Landcare Community to Share, showca... more details

Keeping African Love Grass in Check

23rd May 2016

Submitted by NEWA African Lovegrass (Eragrostis curvula) was introduced into Australia in the early 1900’s and is now well established in many parts of the Northern Tablelands. African Lovegrass (ALG) has low nutritional value for livestock an... more details

Rabbits in the spotlight

03rd May 2016

GLENRAC will host an information session on rabbit control strategies including the release of the new strain of the Calicvirus (also known as Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease Virus or RHDV) in Autumn 2017 on Tuesday 10th May in Glen Innes. Rabbit popula... more details

MAJOR EFFORT TO TACKLE WILD DOGS IN NORTHERN TABLELANDS

02nd May 2016

Submitted NORTHERN TablelandsMP Adam Marshall has announced a major regional on-ground offensive against wild dogs during this autumn season, providing great relief to local livestock producers across the region. Mr Marshall said wild dogs were a s... more details

GO FISHING DAY GRANTS NOW AVAILABLE IN NORTHERN TABLELANDS

02nd May 2016

Submitted MEMBER for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall is urging recreational fishing clubs across the region to apply for grants to help run fishing activities in the region on the second annual Go Fishing day, to be held on 16 October. “The... more details

Rollout of RHDV1 K5 in Australia: information guide

20th Apr 2016

Submitted - Invasive Animals CRC Rabbits are estimated to cause over $200 million dollars in damage to Australian agriculture every year, and they are recognised as a potential threat to at least 304 native threatened species. As a consequence of th... more details

LANDCARE CO-ORDINATOR APPOINTED FOR GLEN INNES

19th Apr 2016

Submitted - Adam Marshall MP  NORTHERN Tablelands MP Adam Marshall today announced that Glen Innes Landcare group GLENRAC is among 62 organisations that will host a local co-ordinator as part of the NSW Government’s $15 million Local Land... more details

Tackling the dieback dilemma: Take part in online survey

18th Apr 2016

Submitted by Northern Tablelands Local Land Services  A new research project has been launched looking for the causes and solutions to the devastating problem of tree dieback on the Northern Tablelands. The first step in the project is a call ... more details

How will you feed your stock this winter?

14th Apr 2016

Planning a winter feed program for your sheep and cattle will be the focus of two coming workshops to be held on the 20th April at Ben Lomond and the 12th May at Dundee. If you have looked at the paddock this month and wondered if you have enough fee... more details

Sustaining Landcare

13th Apr 2016

Submitted - Landcare NSW Landcare has received a welcome boost in NSW.   Under the NSW Government’s Landcare support program we now have 66 part-time coordinators supported by a small central team and a ‘community of practice&r... more details

New England and North West benefit from Local Landcare Coordinator Initiative

13th Apr 2016

The New England and North West regions are set to benefit from Local Landcare Coordinator Initiative funding to the tune of $1,575,000 over the coming three and a half years. The funding will allow eight community-run Landcare and natural resource m... more details

Keeping on top of Blackberry control

29th Mar 2016

Submitted by New England Weeds Authority During the mid 1900’s blackberries were so heavy in the New England that stock could no longer access water in any of the creeks or rivers. They also harbored huge populations of rabbits which often out... more details

Focus on future event prompts planning

15th Mar 2016

“Focus on Future Plan for success” was a well-attended event held on the 8th March at the Show grounds.  GLENRAC had organised a range of speakers on topics related to setting personal and business goals and plans. The day started w... more details

All the dirt on production at Soil Health Field Days

15th Mar 2016

Submitted - Northern Tablelands Local Land Services Northern Tablelands Local Land Services is inviting landholders to take advantage of two Soil Health and Production field days coming up at Dundee north of Glen Innes and Graman north west of Inver... more details

Training for sheep and cattle farmers in Glen Innes

09th Mar 2016

Farmers have the opportunity to attend a one-day training workshop in Glen Innes later this week to learn more about ruminant nutrition. GLENRAC, the Landcare network for the Glen Innes district will be hosting the workshop on Thursday 17th March in ... more details

MARSHALL URGING APPLICATIONS FOR $15 MILLION PUBLIC RESERVE FUNDING

08th Mar 2016

Submitted - Adam Marshall LOCAL MP Adam Marshall is encouraging crown reserve managers across the Northern Tablelands to apply for a share of the $15 million available under the NSW Government’s Public Reserves Management Fund Program (PRMF) t... more details

Land Girls group launched

07th Mar 2016

Our inaugural Land Girls meeting was held at the Wright Robertson winery outside Glen Innes on the 4th March, with 14 women attending and 10 women sending apologies. Over some lovely nibbles and drinks we all wrote down what we wanted form the group... more details

LOCAL HERO – CHAMPION OF THE RURAL AND REMOTE

24th Feb 2016

Source: Mental Health Magazine (30 January 2016) http://mentalhealthmagazine.com.au/ John Harper is a dryland wheat/sheep farmer from Stockinbingal . Stockinbingal lies between Temora and Cootamundra, NSW. Married with three daughters John&rsqu... more details

Take time to focus on your future

22nd Feb 2016

GLENRAC will be hosting a workshop focusing on the future and planning for success on Tuesday 8th March.  There are many areas of our life that need to be healthy so we can focus on the future and plan for success. This workshop will look at men... more details

Privet and the art of being a good neighbour

03rd Feb 2016

Submitted by New England Weeds Authority There are three general reasons why a plant may be declared a noxious weed in NSW: 1)     economic impact: pose a threat to infrastructure or impact industries such as agriculture imposin... more details

Serrated Tussock summer alert

01st Feb 2016

Submitted Inverell Shire Council For many landholders, sound summer rainfall has produced plenty of high quality stock feed, however, Inverell Shire Council Weeds Unit is reminding landholders to be vigilant to problem weeds. “It’s been... more details

Great day out seed collecting

01st Feb 2016

GLENRAC hosted a one day training workshop on native seed collecting on Thursday 20th January. The workshop was run by David Carr of Stringbark Ecological, David is also the President of the Armidale Tree Group, a community-run native nursery that ha... more details

Learn to identify native trees and grasses

12th Jan 2016

Have you ever looked at a tree or a grass plant and wondered what species it is? Wondered about where it came from, or where else it will grow? On Thursday 4th February 2016 you’ll the chance to work with experts on both grasses and trees, lear... more details

Local tree planting projects well underway

12th Jan 2016

Thanks to good rainfall over the past few months, the Glen Innes Natural Resources Advisory Committee’s (GLENRAC) farm tree planting projects are well underway, with native seedlings going in on properties across the district. The aim of the pr... more details

Seed collecting for local provenance

05th Jan 2016

GLENRAC are hosting a workshop on Thursday 20th of January to help people learn how to collect their own seeds from native trees. This workshop could be beneficial for people who are interested in planting trees that are already growing in their area... more details

Fine tuning grazing management

05th Jan 2016

The Rummerys Hill Landcare group combined with GLENRAC are holding a ProGraze course early in 2016. ProGraze is a NSW Department of Primary Industries course designed to foster skills in assessing pasture and animal production, and to develop pasture... more details