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17 December 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




Bolivia Hill Changed Traffic Conditions:


Roads and Maritime Services advise the following changed traffic conditions - New England Highway, Bolivia Hill.

From Monday 17 December to Thursday 20 December Expect 10 to 15 minute delays between 6am and 6pm, one lane only.  The highway will be fully open overnight.

From Friday 21 December to Monday 7 January the Highway will be fully open to traffic.

Further information go to or call 1800 958 057


Tenterfield Railway Museum:


Will be closed 25 December, Christmas Day and 26 December, Boxing Day


Tenterfield Farmers Markets:


On Saturday 22 & 29 December at the Uniting Church Saturday 8am-12 noon. Loads of goodies & produce. Come along and enjoy the great community atmosphere, stay for a cuppa and a chat! For further information please contact Granite Borders Landcare on 02 6736 3500 or


Liston Hall Social Morning Tea:


Held on the third Wednesday of every month at 10am. Next one on Wednesday 19 December Please bring a small plate of food to share.


Tenterfield Shire Council Closedown:


On Thursday, 20 December all Tenterfield Shire Council offices including the Administration Building, Tenterfield Library, Council Depot and Waste Transfer Station will be CLOSED to the public from 3.00pm. Council’s Admin Building, Library and Waste Transfer facilities will re-open on Friday, 21 December 2018.


Carols by Candlelight Wallangarra:


Will be held at the Wallangarra Union Church Friday 21 December from 5pm (QLD time).  Gold coin donation, BBQ, tea/coffee, light refreshments.  Glow sticks available.


Mingoola Christmas Celebration:


Will be on Friday 21 December, from 6.30 p.m onwards: bring your own nibbles, meat and drink. Salads and sweets will be provided. The Community has suggested that some Tenterfield families might like to drive down to share the evening and get to know a few of the locals.


Ballandean Twilight Markets:


Come along this Saturday 22 December. Five new stalls will join the regulars. Jason Nash, Ballandean Hall President, said there will be music, the bar open and food for sale Call 0466 899 894 to book a stall.


Christmas Eve Family Celebration:


On Monday 24 December at 6:30pm. A short service for the whole family to sing carols and celebrate Christmas. Christ Church Anglican Church, 388 Rouse St Tenterfield.



Breast Screening in Tenterfield:


Will be situated in the car park outside council office from Monday 7 January.  Book your appointment now – call 13 20 50.


Ananda Mela Meditaion & Yoga Festival:


The Festival of Bliss @ 463 Back Creek Road, Severnlea from Friday 4 January to Wednesday 9 January. Call 0434 253 611 for details.  Go to anandamelafestival website for details.


Green Me Locally Day:


From 9.30am on Saturday 5 January A Green Economy; Changing Culture to Save the Planet & Seeds of Change Open Forum; great activities for Kids & Teens. Evening Concert with Ohad Rein. Ananda Mela 463 Back Creek Rd, Severnlea. Call 07 4683 5207 for more details.



Stanthorpe Bridge Club:


The Stanthorpe Bridge Club is presenting a series of 10 bridge lessons for beginners starting on Thursday January 10.

If you can play 500 or euchre you already have the basics of bridge and these lessons will get you off to a great start.  Bridge is a stimulating and enjoyable challenge, and helps to keep the brain sharp.

This 10 week course is being offered for only $25.

Please contact Margaret on 0437 338 987 for more information.


Auction for Tommy Johnson:


Tommy’s mother, Tenterfield local vet Pip, was told about Tommy’s fatal disease when he was only five months old. There will be an auction to raise funds for Tommy at the Tenterfield Golf Club on Sunday 20 January.  Donations of goods for the upcoming fund-raising auction can be made to Herbie & Bella, Rouse Street Tenterfield or call Laynee on 0428 361 692.


Drake Markets:


Saturday 26 January in Woodward Park from 8am to 2pm. New stalls always welcome fee $10 phone Ray on 02 6737 6664


Stanthorpe Show:


Starting Friday 1 February till Sunday 3 at the Stanthorpe Showgrounds.


Tenterfield Show


Opens on Friday February 8 at the Showgrounds. More info as it comes to hand.


Tenterfield Show Presents “The Farmer Challenge”:


On Friday 8 February big prize money on offer for the following events: Tie Down a Load, Whip Cracking, Fencing, Bale Rolling, Boil a Billy, Wheel Changing and Hay Stackin’. Team event FREE entry. To book contact Peter Chittick on 02 6736 2085


Greenlands State School Motorcycle Trail Ride:


Will be held the weekend 23 and 24 February 2019.  This is a family event, FREE camping, catering supplied by Stanthorpe High School P&C, entertainment and licensed bar.  More information?  Facebook, Greenlands State School website or call 0409 581 122.





Federation Toastmasters Training Session:


On teaching and learning better speaking, better listening, better thinking, leading to increased self confidence in all situations. 1st and 3rd Wednesday each month in the Salvation Army Hall, corner Logan and Naas streets, at 6.15pm for 6.30pm. Visitors welcome. For more information from 02 6736 3363.


Federation Toastmasters Christmas Fun:


Would you like the opportunity to share a meal this Christmas Season, have a bit of fun and, who knows, maybe make some new life-long friends?

Federation Toastmasters are asking you to share a meal with someone, or a family, you do not already know, for a meal this coming Christmas week. For more information or to register your interest, phone 67 363 363 or 0409 609 765 and leave a message. Tenterfield Hub and your church leader are also taking registrations. Don’t feel shy, sign up today and relax with new friends for a while at Christmas.


Tenterfield Swimming Club:


Has started again! Everyone welcome.

More info? Go to


Tenterfield Men’s Shed:


The Men’s Shed on Wood Street is now open every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday from 8.30am. Women are very welcome to attend on Thursdays. Please contact Rex Holley on 0427 100 797 or Anne on 0409 050 455

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


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.


Please be advised that Level 2 Water Restrictions are now in place:


Tenterfield Dam is now at 60% capacity and in line with its Drought Management Plan, Council will be issuing the town of Tenterfield with Level 2 water restrictions as of Monday, 24 September 2018.

“The Level 2 water restrictions remain as a moderate water restriction level and are designed to increase the community awareness of water saving techniques and reduce normal daily household consumption by at least 15%”, said Mayor Peter Petty. “By raising community awareness we can all help to reduce water consumption and save our precious water supply”, he added.

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


Junior Cricket: Expressions of Interest:


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

0488 172 260 or email


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 9 am-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


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 3pm - 6pm.  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 info 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


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 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.