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Nyngan artists’ feature in photo exhibition

Nyngan artists' Priscilla Lord and Stanley Lord feature in a photographic exhibition and publication, which aims to tell the stories of Aboriginal artists living across Far Western communities of NSW. The Living Arts and Culture photographic exhibition and publication is on display in Coonamble and offers a snapshot into the lives of contemporary Aboriginal artists,
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It’s not too late to vaccinate: Doctor

NSW Health is urging those yet to have their flu shot this year to do so now, as influenza is still spreading around NSW. Director of communicable disease Dr Vicky Sheppeard said even though we are nearing the end of winter when the risk is greatest, people can still be struck down with the flu all year round. "The flu can affect people of all age groups, even those who
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Here’s how the worst drought on record looks from space

This is now officially the worst drought on record with BOM climatologist David Jones saying the drought has now exceeded the Federation Drought, the WWII drought and the Millennium drought in terms of its severity through the Murray Darling Basin. So we thought we'd take a look across the nation at how the drought has impacted using Google Earth Engine's
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High school students take out the people’s choice award

Nyngan High School have taken out the People's Choice Award in a challenge to future-proof western communities by linking young people to more opportunities. The school was among nine high school teams to take part in the 2019 Game Changer Challenge in Dubbo on August 8 and 9. The teams were asked to answer the 2019 Challenge question, 'How might we utilise
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Garden club meet at the Corby’s for July

A large number of members gathered in the delightful garden of Anna and Greg Corby for our July meeting. We relaxed and enjoyed the colourful variety of plants and pots, surrounded by tall trees, shrubs, fountains and citrus trees laden with ripening fruit. One unusual tree was a pummelo, originally from Vietnam, with a crop of huge fruit, sweeter than grapefruit,
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I’m choking… I can’t drink and I can’t eat

IMAGINE if food caused pain, nausea, reflux, was hard to swallow or even suddenly became stuck in your throat. That can be the reality for someone living with eosinophilic esophagits (EoE) which is a chronic, allergic inflammatory disease of the oesophagus. Former Dubbo man who now lives in Parkes, Mark Swift, remembers he had his "first choke" when he was three years old
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St Joseph’s rain, rain winner announced

He may not have needed his umbrella but James Dedman has made a splash winning the St Joseph's P&F Rain, Rain Come again competition. The school fundraiser was a 100 club with a twist. For $20 a ticket, members of the community could pick the day which they thought would receive the highest rainfall recorded in Nyngan, between April and July. Mr Dedman selected