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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

** Announcers please be aware that notices marked ** are also on the “What’s On” segment, produced and scheduled on station playlist.


Federation Toastmasters Training Session:



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. Next session on Wednesday 19 June. Visitors welcome. For more information phone 02 6736 3363.



Reachout Toy Library visiting Tenterfield:


On Wednesday 19 June the Reachout Toy Library will be visiting Tenterfield from 11am – 1pm. Please contact Tamara Watters (Co-ordinator) should you wish to find out more information on (02) 6732 3487.




Join us in the celebration of Tenterfield's first 'makerspace'.

From 11.00 a.m. upstairs at Mitre 10

210 Rouse St Tenterfield.

Friday 21st June 2019



Granite Borders Landcare AGM:


Notice of the AGM on Friday 21 June from 5 – 7pm at the Old Uniting Church Hall cnr. Logan Street & Bruxner Highway. Tea, coffee & light refreshments available. RSVP by Wednesday 19 June to Landcare office 02 6736 3500


Granite Belt Support Services Winter Disco:


Will be held at the Anglican Hall, Corundum Street Friday 21 June

6 – 9pm




Musical Singalong for Seniors:


Will be held at the Anglican Hall, Corundum Street, Stanthorpe on Saturday 22 June from 2pm


Tenterfield Farmers & Producers Market:


Uniting Church Saturday 8am-12 noon on Saturday 22 June. A regular market for all farmers’, growers, producers and artisans. Produce including Fresh fruit and vegies, herbs, plants, Eggs, flowers, honey, baking, preserves, sewing, silver creations, breads and much more.


Stanthorpe Has Talent:


At Stanthorpe Little Theatre, 20 Connor Street on Saturday 22 June 6pm. Local performers between 5 and 16 presenting popular dance, song, comedy, variety & spoken word. Doors open at 5.30pm Tickets on sale now at Gracious Giving Stanthorpe $20 adult $15 concession $50 family (2 adult + 2 to 4 kids) $10 kids (5 – 14years) under 5’s free.


Lismore’s 25th Anniversary Lantern Parade:


On the weekend of 22 & 23 June. Offering a diverse line-up of art and entertainment and the most epic Fiery Finale at the Quad. There are many wonderful things happening for the whole family plus some special ticketed events. Get in early & BOOK NOW (02) 6622 6333 or 0412 732 102


Stanthorpe Market in the Mountains:


On Sunday 23 June at the Stanthorpe Showground, High Steet from 8 – 12noon. All goods at the market are made by the vendors.


Tenterfield Veteran Golfers AGM:


On Tuesday 25 June, 9am at the Tenterfield Golf Club.


Online Grant Writing Workshop:


On Tuesday 25 June 7.00pm. Arts North West are hosting a free and informative Grant Writing Workshop for Aboriginal artists, organisations and collectives. Email to register.


Infofest at Tenterfield TAFE:


Will be held on Thursday 27 June, 9am – 6pm.  To register for course sessions call 6736 0000


Ten FM Movie Fundraiser:


It’s stardust and sequins at the Ten FM Movie Night, Tenterfield School of Arts Cinema presenting the premier screening of “Rocketman” (Rated M). It’s on Thursday night 27 June 6pm for 7pm start.  Light supper and drinks will be available.  Cost is $20 and bookings must be made at Ten FM 142 Manners Street or call 6736 3444.  Come along, enjoy the story of pop sensation Elton John and help raise funds for your local community radio station.


World Environment Day:


On Friday 28 June at the Community Garden, entry via Davadi Street, Stanthorpe


Drake Markets:


On Saturday 29 June Drake Village Hall just off the Bruxner Highway - Village of Drake. Good fruit and veg, goat cheese and soap, the Little Orange Van home-cooked food with coffee, second hand goods, clothes, etc., with other stalls varying on the day. Held - Last Saturday of each month, 8.00am to 1.00pm.


Tenterfield Farmers & Producers Market:


Uniting Church Saturday 8am-12 noon on Saturday 29 June. A regular market for all farmers’, growers, producers and artisans. Produce including fresh fruit and vegies, herbs, plants, eggs, flowers, honey, baking, preserves, sewing, silver creations, breads and much more.

Snowflakes in Stanthorpe Winter Festival:

Will be on the weekend of 5 – 7 July. Early-bird tickets have just been released with $65 family weekend passes available until Friday 31 May the hot-ticket of this wonderful winter festival. It’ll be Snow Much Fun For more details go to snowflakes in Stanthorpe website

Beat of the Bush:

Starting on Sunday 7 July a 5 day winter music program bringing music to 300 regional kids across drought stricken NSW/QLD. Including Piano, vocal, jazz & choral, song writing: all kids welcome Yr. 3 – 12. $30 per person includes morning tea & lunch. Workshop 9.30am – 2pm & Concert from 2 – 3pm at Tenterfield High School, 89 High Street, Tenterfield. See more at the website

Melbourne City Ballet presents Alice In Wonderland:

Tenterfield School of Arts on Friday 12 July at 7.30 pm. Tickets on Adult $35 Concession $30 Child $15

Heritage Harnessing Horsepower:

A great weekend in Casino 20 & 21 July.

Baking Workshop:

On Wednesday 14 August at 401 Rouse Street from 10 – 3pm. RSVP to Landcare Office by 7 August on 02 6736 3500

NEW Water Restriction:

Mayor Peter Petty is appealing to all water users in the area to be vigilant with their water use. You shouldn’t be using more than 120 litres per person per day. Level 4.5 water restriction now applies.

Contact The Shire Council for full details on 02 6736 6000


Do you have discarded Eye Glasses?


Please don’t throw them away, they can really help others overseas. Drop unwanted “specs” either at the Amcal Chemist in Rouse Street or at

Ken Poulson’s residence, 45 Douglas Street, Tenterfield.


Artists Collective Winter Wearable Art Exhibition:


The Artists Collective Studio Winter Wearable Art exhibition opens Friday 7 June and closes Sunday 7 July. Entry forms due by Friday, 24 May and entries must be delivered to the gallery by 1st June, any other enquiries please ring 0410 025 519 or Linda 0499 362 475.





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.

NSW WeedWise:

Black knapweed invades pastures, crops and natural areas and has recently been found near Tenterfield. Seen it? Call the Shire Council’s Weeds Officer on 6736 6000 or NSW Biosecurity Helpline 1800 680 244

Level 4 Water Restrictions for Tenterfield

The Shire Council has reviewed water restrictions and has raised from Level 3 to Level 4.Council asks all users to adhere to the restrictions and conserve water. Restricted use of hand held hoses and approved micro sprays to 1 hour/day. The use of fixed hoses or sprinklers for gardens/car wash/hard surface cleaning/ filling of swimming pools/spas is Banned. For more information on public & commercial restrictions go to


 #1: Keep it Simple Only recycle household items made of plastic, glass, steel, aluminium, paper and cardboard. ►Tip: To know what goes where get a magnet for your fridge! Pick one up free at your local Council office or library.

 #2: Keep out Soft Plastics We need to keep out all soft plastics including plastic bags, soft plastic packaging, cling wrap, pasta packets, bread bags, biscuit trays etc. We can no longer accept bags of soft plastics or soft plastics of any kind in the recycling bin. ►Tip: Take your soft plastics to major supermarket ‘Redcycle’ collection points – this way you can still avoid placing them in the red landfill bin. Even better, avoid plastic altogether by using your own reusable bottles, containers and bags.

#3: Keep out Small Items Do not place anything smaller than a credit card into your recycling bin including bottle lids, bread tags and straws. We can no longer accept these, even if collected together in an old milk bottle. If it’s smaller than a credit card, keep it out. ►Tip: Put small pieces of paper or cardboard in your green organics bin, and other small items in your red landfill bin. Larger lids such as the lids off yoghurt tubs can go in your recycling bin on or off the container.

“Laugh & Craft Over a Cuppa”:

Every Thursday during School Terms at The Hub, Rouse Street 10.30am – 12.30pm. Share ideas & social chat while doing craft in a safe & supportive environment.

Register Now for BlazeAid Help:

Blaze Aid coordinators Judy & Eddie Bland are still in the dining room under the Showground Grandstand. Volunteers are available to help farmers repair fences lost after the recent fires. Landholders, volunteers, potential caterers and trailer transporters can all contact the Blands on 0427 614 546 (Judy) or 0427 614 540 (Eddie).

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.


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


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


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


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


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


Showground Markets Stanthorpe:


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


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, Tenterfield.


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


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.