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 24 September 2018




Community Billboard for the Northern Tablelands, Granite Belt and the Greater Listening Area



Welcome to the Ten FM Community Billboard a listing of what’s on in Tenterfield, Stanthorpe and beyond.  Our aim is to keep you informed with community announcements and happenings.  This site is updated twice a week.  If you have any notices pertaining to charitable, community or non-profit events let us know here at Ten FM by calling 02 6736 3444, dropping in to 142 Manners Street, Tenterfield (9am to 2pm weekdays) or by emailing


 Children’s Pottery Workshop:


On Monday 24 September @ The Stanthorpe Pottery Club, Eduardo Verri Park 47 Wallangarra Road, Stanthorpe from 9.30 – 12 noon. Further details ring 0746 811 878 or 0746 836 


Liston Social Morning Tea:


On Tuesday 25 September 10.00am at Liston Hall. Everyone welcome. Please bring a small plate of food to share

Moombahlene Local Aboriginal Land Council (MLALC):


AGM on Tuesday 25 September at 4.30pm at the MLALC Office, 299 Rouse Street, Tenterfield


Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery Digital Art Workshop:


On Tuesday 25 September from 9am – 12.30pm. Only 12 spaces available so contact 0427 617 679 to secure your place.


Pizza & Pasta at Henry’s on Rouse, Best Western:


On Thursday 27 September 6pm choose either a pizza or pasta served with salad and garlic bread for $20 adults - $5 from every meal will be donated through CBA to the drought relief fund Burrumbottock Hay Runners. Children under 12 are $12 + free ice cream and flavouring. Bookings are essential (02) 67 361 066.


Manhattan Short Film Festival:


On Thursday 27 September 7pm at Tenterfield Cinema. $20 entry. 250 countries unite for One Film Festival. Best Film and Best Actor awards determined by ballots cast by the audiences in each participating venue. Complimentary drinks & Nibbles available, cash bar will be open.


Band in the Backyard:


Emerald Adventure Project will hold country music Band in the Backyard on Friday 28 September at 7pm at La Tavola Restaurant, cnr Rouse and Petrie Streets in Tenterfield.  Proceeds will go towards future community events.  Entry is $20 or $38 for entry plus Texas smokehouse BBQ starting at 6pm.


Liston Hall Social Night:


Friday 28 September 6.00pm. BBQ Night, members draw $75, ham or meat tray raffle


Drake Rural Fire Brigade “Get Ready Stall”:


On Saturday 29 September at the Drake Market, come & discuss your property’s Fire Readiness and your plans to respond to emergencies with brigade members.

Red Hat Society – Tenterfield Tulips:


Saturday 29 September at Willow Tree Café. Morning tea get together. All welcome to come and enjoy older women having fun in their red and purple dress ups.  Contact Roxanne for more details on 0421 235 830


Tagalong Charity Ride for Tenterfield Show Society:


2 day ride Weekend of 29 & 30 September.Motorbikes to be registered & riders licenced. Cost $180 includes camping & meals.

Contact David Caldwell email:



Horse Trail Ride Tenterfield:


Saturday 29 September to Monday 1 October. Commence at the Showground. Entry fee includes insurance, camping, stables and meals. Register at


Tenterfield Bowling Club AGM:


To be held on Sunday 30 September at 10am. Nominations close 7pm Sunday 16 September. Draw for Ballot 7pm. All welcome.


The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride:


Raising funds and awareness of prostate cancer and male suicide prevention. Now a global motorcycle fundraising event, Stanthorpe started up in 2014 and now hold the ride each year. It is on again on Sunday 30 September so suit up and join in. Riders gather at the information centre from 8am and depart at 10am. For more info contact Shaun Cox at the High St. Motor Inn on 0746 811 533.


Wyoming 2018 Round Up:


A not for profit organization supporting our farmers Buy a Bale.

A Drought Relief Fundraiser of Live Music, Camping, Hot food, BYO Alcohol. Held on Saturday & Sunday 29 & 30 September Relaxing Family Friendly Rural Setting; Caravans & RV’s Welcome. At Mt Russell Road, Mt Russell near Inverell NSW. Ring 0439 166 117 for further details


The Lightning Bolt II in Tenterfield:


Post-traumatic stress Disorder awareness event on Tuesday 2 October.

Join us in shining a light on post-traumatic stress and the impact it has on the lives of so many, particularly our military servicemen and women and our first responders.


Holiday Club:


Tenterfield Anglican Church 388 Rouse Street, Tuesday to Thursday 2 – 4 October. Kindy to Year 6. Gold coin donation. Puppet show daily.


Federation Toastmasters Training Session


Teaching & learning better speaking, listening and thinking, leading to increased self-confidence. 1st & 3rd Wednesday each month at the Salvation Army Hall 6.15 for 6.30pm For more info ring 02 6736 3363


“First Encore” Art Exhibition:


Opening night 5.30pm Friday 4 October showing a selection of artworks by artists previously featured at the Artists Collective Gallery. 12 artists involved both 2 D and 3 D. Join us for the drinks & nibbles.


National Traditional Archery Championship weekend:


On Saturday & Sunday 6 & 7 October at the Archery Grounds near the

Tentrfield Dam. Competative events and novelty displays such as hitting moving targets and speed-shooting displays. Archers from all over the country will be attending and spectators will be more than welcome.


Grief & Loss Program @ The Blue Care Centre:


On Tuesday 9 October from 5.15 to 7.15pm. The Centre is at 10 Day Street, Stanthorpe and the free blue care program runs for 8 weeks. Places are limited so registration is essential. Phone 0419 071 787


Mole & Sovereign Rivers Red Cross – Long Table Lunch:


To be held on Saturday 13 October at Mole Station 12 noon (daylight saving time).Pre-lunch savouries & complimentary glass of wine in the nursery garden. Silent Auction and Trading Table. Cash or cheque only. Smart casual dress, sensible footwear recommended. $80 pp Children under 12 $10/child, catered for separately, supervision included. Booking and Prepayment Essential contact Sarah Caldwell 02 6737 5429 or



Stanthorpe Garden Club 2018 Gardenfest:


On Friday 12 & Saturday 13 October from 9am to 4pm at the Stanthorpe Christian Fellowship Church, 207 Amosfield Road

Garage Sale Trail:


On 20 & 21 October Join 400,000 Australians as part of the Nation’s biggest ever weekend of garage sales. Choose to reuse. Register a sale or shop the Trail at


Tenterfield SHP Memorial Public School Fete:


Will be held Saturday 27 October from 8am.  Numerous stalls plus P & C Food Court, and a wealth of activities.  Auction, competitions, pet parade, jumping castle, tie-dyeing, dunking castle games and fun-run obstacle course and water sprays.


Tenterfield Legacy Golf Day:


On Sunday 11 November 11.30am Shot Gun start. Golfers and non-Golfers welcome 4 pp Ambrose $20 BBQ available. Contact 02 6736 1480 for further information.


Col Mann Tribute:


Tenterfield Care Centre is hosting a black-tie dinner at Tenterfield School of the Arts on Saturday 24 November to celebrate Col’s contributions to Haddington and Millrace over the past 30 years.

Contact Haddington on 02 6736 4444 for further details of the night and ticket sales.


Plan Ahead Day:


Make an appointment with a NSW Trustee & Guardian specialist as an independent executor and attorney at Tenterfield Bowling Club on Thursday 13 Decemeber. Appointments essential, so call 1300 721 872






Donating to the Drought:


Everything you need to know about the New England Northwest Drought Appeal is available on the ru aware we care website.  If you wish to donate to this appeal, and show those Aussie farmers, who are doing it tough, that you care about their plight, please go to the same website -


CWA of NSW Drought Aid Grants:


Contact information: or ring 02 8337 0210


Salvation Army drought assistance for Farmers:


Farmers can call 02 8757 8088 for assistance & to book an assessment. The line is open 24 hours 7 days. If people wish to make a donation go to or donate at Westpac

(Salvos or Rotary) Please make cash donations rather than goods to help businesses in the affected areas.


Water Help:


Tenterfield Shire Council is helping struggling rural households with access to fresh water by waiving the fee for council’s water carting contractor to pump potable water from its standpipe.

Also assistance from Council to farmers within the Shire that are eligible for drought relief assistance.

Enquiries to Council can be made on 67 3660 000


7 News Young Achiever Awards 2019 Nominations Now Open:


Nominations accepted now until Thursday 1 November. The Awards will pay tribute to the talents, achievements and community contribution that young people up to 29 years of age are making in their local and broader community. Nominate online @


Junior Cricket: Expressions of Interest:


No dates as yet so please direct all enquiries to Danny Potter on

0488 172 260 or email


Discount desexing of your pets in September:


The Tenterfield RSPCA & the Tenterfield Shire Council are offering huge savings to have your dog or cat desexed. Make an appointment with the Tenterfield Veterinary Clinic on 02 6736 2233. Pet must be microchipped; $10 discount available on the day. One animal per household and the owner must be a resident of the Tenterfield Shire.


Ocsober 2018 - helping Aussie Kids!


Ocsober encourages people to give up alcohol for the month of October to raise funds for the drug and health education programs we deliver to schools nationwide. Our goal is to raise enough funds to significantly reduce drug and alcohol related harm in young Aussies kids.

Go sober this October to help Aussie kids. Registrations are now open online until Wednesday 3 October 


Naval Association of Australia:


Members of the Stanthorpe & District Sub Section meet at the Stanthorpe RSL Services Club on the 4th Sunday bi - monthly for lunch at 12.30 pm followed by a General meeting starting at 1.30pm. For further information about the association ring Peter Beacroft on 0418 673 298

Naval Cadets parades are held on Sundays at the depot in Anzac Street, Stanthorpe, 12.30 to 4pm.  Inquiries concerning joining the cadets can be made by calling Peter Beacroft 0418 673 298


Tenterfield Community Gardens:


Sundays 9am-12 noon working bees behind Tenterfield TAFE, High St. Everyone welcome to join us in producing fresh produce in a friendly & social setting. Contact Granite Borders Landcare for more information on (02) 6736 3500


Bush Fire Danger Period New England & Northern Tablelands:


NSW RFS advise the start of the Bush Fire Danger Period (BFDP) for the following regions: Armidale Regional, Uralla, Walcha, Glenn Innes/Severn, Inverell and Tenterfield commences Wednesday 1 August.  This means that residents will need to obtain a fire permit before conducting any burns in the open from this date.  Landowners are to notify all adjoining neighbours and the RFS of their intention to burn at least 24 hours prior to lighting.

Residents are advised that now is the ideal time to prepare their property which includes removing flammable materials from their yards, clearing gutters, checking hoses and reviewing their Bush fire Survival Plan.


Bonalbo Sunday Breakfast in the Park:


Bonalbo District and Community Memorial Hall’s Le Bon Café is serving gourmet breakfasts in the park on Sundays 9am to midday. Only $10


Hazard Reduction Northern Tablelands:


From Monday 9th July 2018, the National Parks and Wildlife Service will be commencing their annual hazard reduction program in the Northern Tablelands Area.

As weather permits, the National Parks and Wildlife Service plans to undertake approximately 8000ha of hazard reduction burning across a number of national parks and reserves.

These burns will be conducted over the next 4-8 weeks in national parks and reserves including Bolivia Hill, Goonoowigal, Barool, Mann River, Washpool, Guy Fawkes River, and Butterleaf.

Any further information call 0417 309 589




Stanthorpe Community Op Shop Appeal:


Urgent appeal for food of any sort for food hampers.  Powdered milk, tinned food, fresh food - everything welcome.  Also the soup kitchen will be starting shortly - food items and foam cups are being sought.

Op Shop located in the Alley Arcade, Stanthorpe


Movies in Stanthorpe:


Would you like to have regular movies in Stanthorpe?  Movie enthusiasts "Arcadia Lighting Up" would like your comments please.  Proposed is 5 films over 5 months at $50 ($40 concession).  If you’re interested in joining the society email


Change of Tenterfield Tip Times (Winter):


Winter operating times as of 2 June 2018 (Legume) and 3 June 2018 (Liston) are as follows:

Legume Waste Transfer - Saturday 12noon - 4pm; Sunday 8am - 12noon

Liston Waste Transfer - Sunday 12noon - 4pm; Sunday 12noon - 4pm  


Showground Markets Stanthorpe:


Will be held every fourth Sunday of following months June and July.  Stall bookings call 0416 169 032


Tenterfield Council Update:


Updated Waste Transfer Hours - Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun - 10am to noon and 2pm - 5pm.  Tuesday CLOSED.


Tenterfield SES Recruiting Now:


Information at their website


Tenterfield Farmers & Producers Market:


at the Uniting Church Saturday 8am-12 noon. A regular market for all farmers’, growers, producers and artisans. Produce including fresh produce, plants, eggs, flowers, honey, baking & preserves. Sewing, silver creations, ARTISAN Breads and much more. Come along and enjoy the great community atmosphere, for more information please contact Granite Borders Landcare on 02 6736 3500


Cool Choir Deepwater School of Arts:


Is held Sundays from 1 - 3pm.  Cost $5.  More information call 0412 232 146.  Also note that the Ukulele group meets from 11am to 12.30pm


Tenterfield Chess Club:


The Tenterfield Hub has started a Chess Club. There will be a very talented Chess player as Coach and Beginners are most welcome.  Morning tea provided, for a gold coin donation. Chess sets will be provided so just come along and join the fun. Everyone most welcome. For more information call 02 6736 4443

Tenterfield Cancer Support Group:


A small local group who loan free equipment for people to use in their homes, when suffering from cancer or recovering post op. Also practical & emotional help by phone, personal contact or a home visit. To access support, contact the President Jane on 0439 851 348 or

Secretary Thea on 02 6736 3111. New members welcome. Bi monthly meetings, Wednesdays 5pm at the Benevolent Society Meeting Room in Rouse Street.


Applications open for transport subsidies:


Just one week after the NSW Government announced its new $500 million NSW Emergency Drought Relief Package, the NSW Rural Assistance Authority (RAA) have started processing drought transport subsidy applications.

The subsidy is back-dated so farmers can apply it for freight expenses incurred since 1 January 2018.

It covers 50% of the full cost of freight up to a maximum of $5 per kilometre and 1,500 kilometres per journey.


Helping Farmers Cope:

To help farmers cope effectively with physical and psychological stress factors a new online resource has been developed by a team of farmers, researchers and clinicians.  The website is This site gives extra coping skills, practical tips using short videos, cartoons, jokes & text message reminders.


Waste Less Recycle More:

Thanks to funding by the State Government initiative the Tenterfield Community Recyling Centre is now up and running. It is hoped the new centre will help the community to participate in recycling.


Drake Playgroup:

Held on Mondays from 10am - 1pm. Does not run in school holidays. For more info call Michelle on 6737 6723 or 0456 836 837.


 Tech Savvy Seniors Classes:

Aimed at enabling older people to develop their digital skills and confidence. The program conducts sessions at the libraries of Warwick Tel. 0746 610 342 and Stanthorpe Tel. 0746 812 141 so please ring for further details. Light morning or afternoon tea will be provided.


Craft Mornings at Tenterfield Visitors Centre:


Every Thursday 10.00 - 2.00 come & enjoy a wide range of crafts: knitting, crocheting, cloth dolls, embroidery, tapestry, beading, patchwork & quilting. All skill levels welcome so please contact Fran on 02 6736 2156 or Pam on 02 6736 3973

Tenterfield Tigers Rugby League Football Club:


Training for 2018 season every Tuesday & Thursday at 6.30 pm


Ballandean Twilight Markets:


Will be open on Saturdays between 2 - 6pm at the Ballandean Hall, New England Highway (across from the dinosaur) call 0400 997 930 to book

Tenterfield Traditional Archers:


Meet every Saturday and Sunday until Easter, 9.30am - 3pm with guidance and instructions for beginners.  Location is Dam Lane, Tenterfield.  Bring water & wear covered shoes.  You don’t need archery equipment.  First visit is FREE.  More info?  Call 0412 261 593 or go to Facebook:


Basic Dog Obedience & Agility Mornings:


Ian Stewart is offering a free service every Sunday morning from 9am in the park at the back of the Police Station (opposite Landcare office, Martin Street). No bookings needed but contact Ian on 0417 221 234 if you want more information.


Bridge Lessons:


Bridge is a stimulating and enjoyable card game that challenges the mind and the memory. Contact the Stanthorpe Bridge Club to book your place on their course call 0437 338 987.


Tenterfield Bridge Club:


Plays at the Tenterfield Golf Club on Monday afternoons at 12.30p.m.

New players are welcome, beginners are welcome and catered for. Contact Arthur Mullins on 02 6736 4021 or Christine Denis on 02 6737 5392.


Call out for Aged Care Volunteers:


Churches of Christ Care is calling for volunteers for the Stanthorpe Aged Care Service at their Alice Street service, especially in the new on-site café. For more information about the opportunities go to or telephone 1300 760 622


Community Gardens Working Bees:


Tenterfield Community Gardens on Sundays from 9 - 12 noon, behind the TAFE, High Street. Everyone welcome to join in producing fresh produce in a friendly and social setting. For more information please call Granite Borders Landcare on 02 6736 3500


Lines can hang low and sway to and fro!:


With extreme temperatures on the radar this summer, Essential Energy is reminding the public to stay alert when working near the electricity network as heat can alter the height of overhead powerlines.

Remember that electricity can arc to nearby objects and keep your distance from anything that may be in contact with the powerline, such as fences or trees, as they can serve as conductors.


Ladies in Livestock:


Women are taking the wheel with both hands when it comes to self-empowerment and education on-farm with the expansion of the Northern Tablelands Local Land Services Ladies in Livestock program.

The program, funded through the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program, delivers hands-on, practical skills to women as independent land stewards with a keen interest in agriculture, to work and make decisions on properties.

To meet the growing and widespread interest, new Ladies in Livestock groups have been established and are now flourishing in Tenterfield, Inverell and Walcha.

If you are interested in joining a group please contact Phoebe Haslett on 0417 840 369 or


Challenge Community Services:


Challenge Disability Services is now operating in Tenterfield. For information concerning NDIS programs & services that Challenge offer the local community call Julia Csanki on 0409 918 065.


Federation Toastmasters Meeting Time Changed:


Starting time for Toastmasters has changed to 6.30pm on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month. For enquiries please call 0409 609 765.


Applications open for inspiring Rural Women’s Award:


Emerging female leaders who want to create impact, innovate and make a difference to rural and regional Australia are being encouraged to apply for the new-look AgriFutures' Rural Women’s Award. Applications are now open for the 2018 Award to acknowledge & support the essential role women play in rural & regional business, industries and communities. Apply now on


Stanthorpe Permaculture Buying Club:


We are pleased to let you all know that we are organising a buying club of mostly organic, all Australian grown (except coconut oil from the Solomon Islands) grocery products. Things like flour, rice, beans, seeds, raisins, oats, dish washing liquid, and so on. The idea is to buy at wholesale prices + a little extra (10% trial) to cover some costs so that we can all access high quality food at better prices. Go to to sign up and receive the next series of emails and to get your order put through.


The Soup with Soul Kitchen:


Is on every Monday and Thursday at the Stanthorpe Community Op Shop at

17 Railway Street. Drop in between 11am and 2pm. Donations of ingredients and or money would be greatly appreciated.


Free Legal Advice:


On the 1st Thursday monthly at the Tenterfield Hub, 282 Rouse Street For appointments or more information please call 02 6766 6322 or 026736 4443

Seasonal Feast Farmers Market in Stanthorpe Piazza:

Every Friday from 8am - 3pm.


Defibrillators at Tenterfield Shire locations:


Sudden cardiac arrest can strike people of all ages & fitness levels.  Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) are located at Council Office, School of Arts Cinema/Theater complex, Drake Community Hall and Swimming Pool.


Are you interested in volunteering as a driver?


Do you enjoy driving and talking to people?

Live better Community Services formerly known as CareWest is a not-for-profit organization & offers generous reimbursement for any out-of-pocket expenses for the role of driving clients to various destinations locally and out of town.

For more info please contact Vicki on 02 6736 2902 or

Call in & see us at 134 Manners Street (next to the childcare centre) which is open 9.00am to 4pm Monday to Friday


Get a Food Parcel:


A community partnership which provides food parcels to help those who are in need, Foodhub Tenterfield, is asking for donations of food.  This is a community service of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church

Contact 0414 909 630 or 0422 000 362


News from Tenterfield Hub:


HOMES NORTH Community Housing Service provides affordable housing for low to moderate income earning households.

They visit the Hub at 280 Rouse St, every Wednesday from 11 -12.30.


Parenting Peer Support Group:


This group meets weekly on a Tuesday, 10.30 to 12.30, at the Tenterfield Hub, Rouse Street and includes fun activities for parents & children.  Engage with other parents and carers in a safe and supportive environment.  For more information contact Sandi or Tessa, New England Centacare


Tenterfield Mental Health Social Group:


- meets the second Tuesday of every month at the RSL Pavilion, behind Memorial Hall, Molesworth Street, between 11am and 1pm.  Lunch is provided for $5.  Contact Diane on 02 6736 4510 for further details or to make a booking.  This meet and greet is a vital component for both care-givers & those suffering mental illness.


Stanthorpe Community Op-Shop & Community Network Centre:


offers emergency housing and a range of community support. You can drop off anything in good condition and non-perishables are now being collected for Christmas Hampers. The Op-Shop is open Mon to Fri 9 to 4pm and Saturday 9 to 12. Pick up goods can be arranged,

contact 07 4681 3036.