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 21 May 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



                  Haddington Nursing Home Carer Support Group:  


Will be meeting 10.30am Tuesday 22 May in the South Wing Lounge.  Families of residents and Home Carers are invited for a well-earned break, delicious morning tea, support and access to resources.  Please RSVP by Friday 18 May to 6736 4444


Coal Seam Gas Movie Screening:


“The Sacrifice Zone” will be screened Tuesday 22 May 7pm Drake Hall and Wednesday 23 May 6pm Our Place Wine & Expresso Bar, Rouse Street, Tenterfield.  Both screenings are FREE.  More information call 0429 405 488 or 0434 024 374


Haddington Biggest Morning Tea:


Come along and support the Cancer Council, Thursday 24 May, 10am.  For the princely amount of $7 you also get a sumptuous morning tea, games, chocolate wheel prizes and good company.  Bookings/enquiries call 6736 4444


Wallangarra Community Biggest Morning Tea:


Will be held Thursday 24 May, starting 9.30am at the Wallamgarra RSL Hall, Barawell Street, Wallangarra.  All welcome.  Further information call 07 4684 3329 or 0428 383 077


Biggest Morning Tea at Liston:


Will be at Liston Hall on Saturday 26 May, from 10am.  Entry is $5, bring & buy raffle and lots of fun.  Please bring a plate to share.


Border District Eisteddfod Stanthorpe:


Will take place from 25 – 28 May at the Stanthorpe Civic Centre.  More than 900 singers and dancers will be in attendance.

Rotary Trivia Night, Tenterfield:


Will be held at the Tenterfield Golf Club, Saturday 26 May, 7.15pm start.  Cost $6 per person, tables of 6 to 8.  Games, raffles & table prizes and proceeds to Tenterfield High School Driver Awareness Programme.  Book with either Karen or Helen at Tenterfield Insurance Agencies 02 6736 2426


Red Shield Doorknock Appeal:


Will be held in Tenterfield 26 – 27 May.  Please give generously.


Tenterfield Red Shield Appeal Golf Day:


At the Tenterfield Golf Course Sunday 27 May 11.30am.  Shot gun start, 4 person Ambrose $25.  Contact Joel Soper 0410 693 593


                  “Barefoot in the Park” Production:


Presented by Stanthorpe Little Theater, 20 Connor Street at 7pm 29 May.  Tickets from Gracious Giving.


                  “How to Publish Your Book” Seminar:


Join Southern Downs Regional Libraries Wednesday 30 May 10.30am for this writing and publishing seminar hosted by seasoned Australian publisher Dan Kelly.

Bookings are essential.  Call Warwick Library 07 4661 0342.


                  Tenterfield Show Society AGM:


Will be held Thursday 31 May, 7.30pm at the Secretary’s Office, Tenterfield show ground


                  Tenterfield Railway Markets:


The next Tenterfield Railway Markets will be held on Saturday 2 June


Musical Story of Burke and Wills:


Friends of the Sir Henry Parkes Memorial School of Arts invite you to a musical re-telling, by Peter Harris, of the exploits of famous Australian explorers Burke and Wills.  The venue is the Banquet Hall, School of Arts, Tenterfield 12noon on Sunday 3 June.  A light lunch will be served, cost is $20 per person and you can book by calling Phyllis Burton 0413 484 558.


FREE Concert Stanthorpe Civic Centre:


There will be a FREE concert on Sunday 17th June at 4pm

at the Stanthorpe Civic Centre (corner of Marsh and Lock Streets)

Everyone welcome - great for families





                  “Ladies in Livestock” Forum:


There will be a ”Building Capacity & Confidence in Women” Forum at “Crossmaglen” 1076 Emmaville Road, Glen Innes on Wednesday 20 June 9.30am – 2pm.  For information and RSVP call Georgie Oakes 0429 310 264.


Bingo with Snow Queens Show:


Come along to this fabulous fundraiser for Snowflakes in Stanthorpe 2019.  Food and bar available from 5.45pm (no BYO), eyes down 7pm.  It’s at the Exhibition Centre, Stanthorpe Showgrounds, Saturday 7 July.  Tickets available from Maddies Gift Gallery or go to trybooking Bingo with Snowqueens.  Bingo to be followed by Karaoke with the Queens


Stanthorpe Camera Club Photography Work Shop:


The Stanthorpe Camera Club will be hosting a two day Photography Work Shop aimed at beginners.

The tutor will be Andrew Goodall from Maleny.

Andrew will teach using your camera on total manual plus many more tips and skills.

The workshop will be held Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th July at the Stanthorpe State High School, Community Learning Centre.

The cost for the two day workshop is $275

Places are limited. For more information call Sam Costanzo 0428 813 071 or email


North West Arts Trail Open Weekend:


Takes place on the 21st and 22nd of July in the Glen Innes and Tenterfield region and will give visitors and locals the opportunity to explore artist studios, galleries, museums and cultural venues of the Glen Innes and Tenterfield region. There is no better excuse to rug up and enjoy the enchanting spirit of winter in the Highlands.  Further information call 02 6732 4988.


Peter Allen Festival!


Peter Allen Festival 7 – 9 September.  More to follow.






Granite Borders Landcare Update:


How to Use Instagram & Grow your Business: Thursday 24 May, 9.30am – 1pm, FREE, Tenterfield TAFE, RSVP 6736 3500 by Monday 21 May


“Winter Warmers” Amnesty at Southern Downs Libraries:


The amnesty and donation drive will be held during May and will benefit the Salvation Army.  There will be no fees incurred on overdue items returned if accompanied by a donation of warm items of clothing and bedding.



Tenterfield Council Update:


Updated Waste Transfer Hours – Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun – 10am to 12noon and 2pm – 5pm.  Tuesday CLOSED.

Leaf Debris Removal – Tenterfield 2 May thru to mid-June

Water Meter Reading – commences 7 May

Community Engagement Forums – Liston 5 June; Tenterfield 7 June


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.


Discover Farming:


Celebrating innovation, produce and agriculture from the Goondiwindi region, running from Friday 4 May to Saturday 26 May the event will provide visitors the opportunity to connect directly with our agricultural producers.

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 educate the community in becoming more diligent in its recycling habits.

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 begins in February with 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 Community Gardens:

Sundays 9am – 12 noon working bees behind Tenterfield TAFE, High Street, Tenterfield, everyone welcome to produce fresh produce in a friendly & social setting.

            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).

To book a stall call 0400 997 930


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. 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 available at the following Tenterfield 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 and Swimming Pool.


Tenterfield Community Transport


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.