Save The Date! For this year’s Cabonne Country Balloon Glow on Saturday, 9th April. Get ready for a day of flames and fun as gates open at 3.30pm at the Canowindra Sports Oval. One of the highlights of the night, the rugby union game, will kick off at 4pm in what’s sure to be a blazing battle between Canowindra and Yeoval. New entertainment for this year includes a wine, food and craft market and fire dancers, so things might get heated! If you’d like
a stall please email firstname.lastname@example.org for an application form.
CMCA rolls into town: The Campervan and Motor Club of Australia’s ‘Solo Network’ will be in Forbes next week, from March 14-21. The Solo Network is a branch from the CMCA for members who are single, and they will rally through Forbes starting Monday. There will be an open day and market day for the public to attend next Saturday at the Forbes Showground. The
Solo Network was established in 1997 with the goal of encouraging singles to travel happily solo.
Media Reforms protect Regional News: Last week marked the announcement of the most significant media reform in a generation and it is good news for regional communities. These reforms will protect local news services, which are incredibly important and valuable to the people of Calare.
The changes come as regional media is facing increasing competition from less
regulated services in a rapidly changing digital landscape. These proposed measures (subject to the passage of amending legislation), will commence in 2016 with the Australian Communications and Media Authority to monitor and enforce the local programming obligations.
Mobile Black Spot Programme Round two launched: The competitive selection process of Round 2 of the Coalition Government’s Mobile Black Spot Programme has begun. Mobile Network Operators will nominate locations where they would install a new or upgraded mobile base station to address mobile black spots nominated by members of the public.
Gee puts hand up for Calare: Member for Orange Andrew Gee will contest The National’s party preselection for the federal seat of Calare. “Having weighed it all up I’ve decided to seek preselection because there is, right now, a real opportunity for the Federal Government to get some things done that will make a real difference to the lives of the people of this region,” he said.
He accepted he would leave Orange at a crucial time should he win preselection, and then the general election, but said it was an exciting time to enter federal politics. The preselection meeting will be held
in Bathurst on April 30.