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26 May 2017

  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 and government grant information.  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 (9 - 2 weekdays) or emailing





-in Rouse Street, Tenterfield

Residents and businesses are advised that Tenterfield Shire Council will be commencing staged pavement works on the western side of Rouse Street from High Street to Manners Street commencing Monday 22 May to Friday 16 June  weather permitting. During these works, up to 4 parking spaces will be closed to allow for pedestrian access around the works. Council regrets any inconvenience caused by these important works.

Stanthorpe Amnesty International Group Film Night:

- tonight Friday 26 May at the Stanthorpe Little Theatre from 6.30 pm showing the film Molly and Mobarak. Contact Peter Burton on 0447 951 051 for further details.

POSTPONED! Marketing Ideas Seminar:

 FREE Event sponsored by Landcare to explore co-operative marketing, branding, niche marketing and many more ideas for the Tenterfield Shire.

Will now be held @ Tenterfield Bowling Club in June or July
For further information please phone Granite Borders Landcare on

02 6736 3500 or Email


Hendra Vaccination Day:

- will be on the 26 and 27 May at Tenterfield Veterinary Clinic. Every horse vaccinated on the day will receive a free worm paste.  Call Tenterfield vet to book a vaccination appointment, 02 6736 2233

Trivia Night Rotary Fundraiser:

 - will be held at the Tenterfield Golf Club, Saturday 27 May, 7.15am start.  Cost is $6 per person, tables of 6 – 8.  Games,raffles & table prizes.  Proceeds go to Year 11 Driver Awareness Program.  To book call Karen or Helen 02 6736 2426


Drake Village Market:

 - on Saturday 27 May Drake Market 8am at Woodward Park, Drake, if good weather, or under cover at the Drake Village Resource Centre, (next door) if wet. Stall holders welcome, to book a stall please call

 02 6737 6664. Fee $10. Drake market is held on the last Saturday each month.

Annual Red Cross Shield Doorknock:

 The Salvation Army is asking all Australians to spare a few hours over the weekend of 27 & 28 May to collect for the annual doorknock.

To volunteer please call 13 SALVOS (13 72 58) OR in person at any Westpac Branch.


Braidie’s Rotary Trivia Night:

- is on Saturday 27 May 7.15pm start at Tenterfield Golf Club. $6 per person. Raffles, games, table prizes. Tables of 6 – 8. Proceeds to Sponsoring of Year 11 Youth Driver Awareness Programme. Book with Helen or Karen at Tenterfield Insurance Agencies. Phone 02 6736 2426

or email


The Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal Golf Day:

- on Sunday 28 May starting at 11.30 am Shot Gun Start; 4 person Ambrose

Cost $25 contact Joel Soper on 0410 693 593 for more details


Stanthorpe Historical Vehicle & Machinery Group Inc:

 - on Sunday 28 May from 9 am ‘Rock Up’ Day at the Summit Bowling Club, New England Highway.


Granite Borders Landcare Committee Inc. General Meeting:

 - on Tuesday 30 May. Further details closer to the date or

phone 02 6736 3500.


Blue Light Winter Wonderland Disco:

 - on Friday 2 June at St.Pauls Anglican Church Hall, Corundum Street, Stanthorpe from 6 – 8 pm. Cost $5 per child.


 Stanthorpe Seed Swap:

 The Permaculture Group will host a seed swap on Saturday 3 June

From 10 am at Feast and Farmin’ Café at 19 Railway Street. The Group will also hold a “repair café” at the same location from 10 am to 12 noon on Saturday 27 May.


Team Penning & Sorting Tenterfield:

 Team Penning & Arena Sorting will be held on Saturday 3 June, at the Tenterfield Showgrounds, 8.30amfor approx. 9am start. Entries close on 26 May 2017. For more Information or an entry form please contact Sarah or John Watson 02 6737 3662.


Tenterfield Railway markets:

 - on Saturday 3 June Tenterfield Railway Markets from 8am to 12pm at the Tenterfield Railway Museum, the arts & crafts market is held in the forecourt. For enquiries or to book a stall, call 02 6736 2223.


Wallangarra Railway Markets:

 - on Sunday 4 June 8.00 am to 12.00 pm at the Wallangarra Railway Station. The best little Country Market between QLD & NSW. The pick of local art, craft and produce - hot food, coffee and entertainment. For enquiries or to book a stall, call 07 4684 3429.


Howie Bros @ Tenterfield Golf Club:

 - on Monday 5 June from 10.30 – 12 noon.$15 including morning tea.

Proceeds to Tenterfield Community Care for Patients.

Music Supper Club:

 - on Saturday 10 June the Music Supper Club is in aid of the Children’s Mobile Movie Festival. Featuring Country Music 2pm at the Tenterfield Theatre. $10 per person. Enjoy Country Music on the Big Screen with surround sound. Cabaret style tables or tiered seating. Bar Available, Cafe Open (pre order on 0400 875 674) Tickets available at the School of Arts.


Lion’s Cracker Night:

 - on Saturday 10 June Tenterfield Lions Club Cracker Night 4.00 pm at the Tenterfield Showground. A large bonfire, fire drum competition, fireworks @ 8.30pm, hot food and drinks, live music plus school musicians, firefighter display, kids games, raffle and bar will all be a feature of “Cracker Night”. BYO chairs, blankets, friends & family.


Wallangarra Golf Club Breast Cancer Charity Day:

 - will be on Sunday 11 June.  There will be a two-ball Ambrose, teeing off 9 til 10am.  Multiple golf prizes including fancy dress.  Raffle at bar; cost $25 per person includes lunch.  Contact Peter 07 4684 3053 to book a spot.


Market in the Mountains:

 - on Sunday 11 June from 8.00 – 12 pm at Stanthorpe Showgrounds Exhibition Centre, Stanthorpe.


Talents of Youth:

 Music in the Gallery @ the Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery, Locke Street from 2.00 pm

QCWA Country Kitchens Workshops:

 - at Stanthorpe QCWA Hall, Victoria Street from 10am – 2pm. Hands on nutrition workshops are $20 each or $50 for 3. The next workshops are on Wednesday 28 June and Wednesday 19 July. Price includes apron, tea towel, cooked meal & recipes.

Book by ringing Bev on 0466 254 535 or CWA Room on 07 4681 1661


Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow:

 - on Friday 30 June 8pm at the Tenterfield School of Arts. Featuring Dave Callan  MC, Danielle Walker, Adam Hess (UK), Damien Power and Matt Stewart. Five great comedians. Cost is $45 adults or $40 concession.

Phone 02 6736 6100 for more info. Tickets available at the School of Arts or through

Snowflakes in Stanthorpe 2017:

Starting on Friday 30 June, Day 1 in downtown Stanthorpe.

 The Snowflakes in Stanthorpe winter festival will take place over three days of winter-themed magical days from Friday 30 June to Sunday July 2. Join them in the stunning Granite Belt region as they celebrate all things cool, in the coolest place in Queensland. 

Where it’s snow much fun with snowfields and ice skating, winter markets & activities. For more information please call 0428 195 202 or

0420 921 0934 or email 

Naidoc Week is on again:

- during the first week in July. There will be lots of things happening including activities in the park on Wednesday and the movie Satellite Boy will be shown on Thursday & Friday. More information will be given as it comes in.

KidzFix Rally:

KidzFix Foundation is dedicated to supporting sick and disadvantaged kids. The eight day driving event will raise money to support projects focused on the wellbeing of children. Rally commences on Friday 8 September starting in Ballina then overnights in Tenterfield. The rally finishes in Dubbo on Saturday 16 September having driven on all types of roads via Lightening Ridge. To donate to our annual project or to join the Rally please visit our website.


The Biggest Morning Tea at Liston Hall:

 - on Saturday 27 May the Biggest Morning Tea for Cancer at Liston. Liston Hall and Liston Area Progress Association are hosting The Biggest Morning Tea for Cancer at 9.30 am. Raffle, Bring and Buy stall and trivia games. Please bring a small plate of food to share. 


 “Cuppa with the Councillors”:

 - on Tuesday 6 June at 5.30 pm Southern Downs residents are invited to have a cuppa at Pratten Public Hall, 100 White Street, Pratten & have the opportunity to engage with Councillors so they can better understand what you want. Light refreshments will be provided.


Steve’s Country Music:

Just a friendly reminder - Steve’s Country Music get-together is still going strong.  Meeting the first Saturday of the month, commencing at 1pm, at the Uniting Church cnr High and Logan Street, Tenterfield.  You’re invited to an afternoon of entertainment & friendship.  A modest entry fee includes afternoon tea.


Council Participation:

Council is encouraging community participation in a number of its committees as one way in which citizens can become involved. Becoming a member of one of the following Committees is a great way to contribute to our community:  


Tenterfield Saleyards Advisory Committee;

Aboriginal Advisory Committee;

Heritage Advisory Committee;

Anzac Centenary Steering Committee;

Disability, Inclusion & Access Advisory Committee.


The aim of these Committees is to provide community views on behalf of the broader community, gathering ideas and seeking input from other community members with an interest or expertise in the nominated area. To participate email

Travelling Stock Routes Review:

 The NSW Government is undertaking a comprehensive review of the Travelling Stock Reserves network across NSW and is seeking submissions from the community.

For more information and to make a submission go to

Submissions close 5pm on 22 June.

Keep clear of the electricity network when sowing crops this season:

Sow the network safety seed this season farmers and machinery operators are reminded to consider electricity network safety on their property when undertaking sowing activities this season.

Tenterfield Business & Tourism Business Awards:

Nominations are now open for Business; Event; Apprentice/Trainee or Employee All winners will be announced at the Gala Dinner on Thursday 14 September. Nominations close on Monday 31 July. For more information contact Caitlin Reid on 0459 148 745.

Urgent call for the Tenterfield community to help change the future of palliative care services across NSW

Palliative care provides essential care and support to people in the Tenterfield living with a terminal illness.

Cancer Council NSW is calling on cancer patients, carers and families in the Tenterfield who have been affected by an advanced or terminal cancer within the last five years, to call the 13 11 20 Information and Support service during April and share their experiences.

New website brings school lessons to life at home for New England families:

 A new federal government website has been launched to help school children with their learning and homework.

The Learning Potential Resources website: is filled with hundreds of ideas, activities, games and videos to assist parents of primary school children get involved in their child’s learning.


Project Defib is a Red Cross Initiative:

 Project Defib is a national program which enables every sporting club, school and not for profit in Australia access to a subsidised Lifeline VIEW defibrillator package which includes, training and ongoing support.

For more information go to or phone 1300 367 428.


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 or $’s.

SDA Hall, 113 Bulwer Street, Tenterfield every Wednesday at 1.30 pm.

 A Community Service of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church

Contact 0414 909 630 or 0422 000 362


NSW SES Volunteers needed:

The Tenterfield Unit of the NSW State Emergency Service is currently looking to recruit new volunteers.  You can call the Tenterfield SES HQ on 6736 2923 or 1800 201 000.The Tenterfield Unit is seeking your assistance and support to help build the number of volunteers that currently serve the local community of Tenterfield. The Unit has been assisting the Tenterfield and wider area with Storm and flood operations, Road Crash rescue and Vertical Rescue for over 35 years and needs your help to build the volunteer numbers so that we can continue this long and proud tradition.

Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander consumers: “It’s OK to walk away”

NSW Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe said Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander consumers are regarded as vulnerable targets for high-pressure sales tactics.

“Through education and information, we want to give Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander consumers the confidence to reject unsolicited consumer agreements – whether it’s in a shopping centre, on the street, at their own front door, or over the phone,” Mr Stowe said. For further enquiries please call 13 32 20


If you are able to attend one of our listening posts to discuss your ideas or just say hello please note the times and locations listed on the site.

 If you know of people who have valuable ideas they would like to share please pass on the link so everyone can be involved.


Stand Together against domestic & family violence:

 “Daisy” is an app connecting women to a wide range of specialist services. In partnership with the Australian government, 1800RESPECT has developed “Daisy” to connect women who are experiencing, or have experienced, sexual assault, domestic and family violence to support services in their state and local area.

High Water Levels Tenterfield Creek:

As part of the upgrade to the Tenterfield Dam water may be released into the Tenterfield Creek from time to time without notice.  Residents and visitors are asked to stay clear of the edges of Tenterfield Creek and to be mindful of water safety. Existing causeways at Old Ballandean Road and Washpool Creek Road may be intermittently flooded as a result of release of water from Tenterfield Dam.  Any enquiries may be directed to Council at

02 6736 6001  

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.


Help for Epilepsy Sufferers:

40,000 USB sticks, providing access to a portal loaded with up-to-the-minute information and resources for self-managing epilepsy, have been made available by Epilepsy Action Australia.  The USB sticks can be accessed free from JB Hi-Fi stores.  For further information concerning this offer contact Epilepsy Action Australia 1300 37 45 37 or visit the epilepsy org au website


Farmers urged to watch out for Powerlines:

Essential Energy is asking farmers to be very aware of the height & voltage of overhead power lines when moving machinery. Now that there has been some rain many farmers are out sowing & preparing land. If there is an incident call Essential Energy on 13 20 80 immediately.

Rock ‘n Roll Dance Classes:

- will be held at 2pm on Saturdays at the Uniting Church Tenterfield. $10 pp or $15 per couple please ring Karen Wells on 0437 040 774 for more information

 Tenterfield Soundtrails:

 - is up and running. The app provides visitors (and locals) an opportunity to take an audio tour of the town and learn about some of the lesser known stories. All you need is a smart phone or tablet (either using apple or android operating systems).  You can also listen to these sound-trails at

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 – Fri 9 – 4pm and Saturday 9 – 12. Pick up goods can be arranged, please contact 07 4681 3036.

Rural Outreach & Support Service:

- Aiming to provide life skills workshops & programs to those in need in the community. Servicing Inverell, Glen Innes, Tenterfield, Warialda, Bingara, Guyra & Uralla. Phone 02 6721 0855

Ask Izzy, the new mobile website:

A new mobile website has been launched which connects people who are homeless or at risk with essential services. For more information go to the infoxchange website

Fire & Rescue NSW:

 - are recruiting retained Firefighters in Tenterfield.  Retained Firefighters are paid a fortnightly retainer, receive free training and are paid an hourly rate of $30.20 during callout.  Contact Captain John Gray on 02 6736 3835 or go to the fire nsw gov au website


NIB Community Grant:

NIB foundation's Community Grant program supports practical, community -based initiatives that focus on improving the health and wellbeing of vulnerable and disadvantaged Australians, with a focus on youth and carers.

One-off funding of $5,000 to $50,000 will be provided to 10-15 organisations each year to undertake new or existing projects that run for approximately 12 months.

 Applications close 31 May.

 For more information go to

Rural Hero Grant:

 The $50,000 Rural Hero grant is open giving charities the opportunity to pitch their innovative solution to an issue impacting country Australia.

Submit an expression of interest. If you are shortlisted you make a short video outlining your project. The video is posted online and then the public vote on their favourite project.

 Applications close 31 May.

For more information go to


Australian Ethical Community Grants:

Increase your impact on people, animals, and the planet by applying for an Australian Ethical Community grant. The grant provides financial support to not for-profit organisations that contribute to humanitarian, environmental, and animal welfare

 For more information go to

 Applications close on Wednesday 31 May

Taronga Green Grants:

 Taronga Green Grants offer up to $50,000 for innovative ideas, designs and inventions that will inspire and empower communities to live more sustainably.

This year’s focus is Plastic Free Oceans. Applicants who align well with this focus may be prioritised. However, all ideas that work towards achieving Taronga’s vision of helping people and wildlife share a future will be considered.

 Applications close 4 June.

For more information there is an online information session on 18 May, go to

Westpac Foundation Community Grants:

Grants of $10,000 to support organisations working with the most socially and economically disadvantaged members of the Australian community such as Indigenous Australians, Refugees & asylum seekers, Women and youth at risk, People who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, People who've experienced family or domestic violence and People living with a disability or a mental health issue (including carers).

Applications close Sunday 9 June. For more information go to


Arts Program Funding:

 The Arts Projects program funds a range of activities that deliver benefits to the arts sector and wider public, including:

the creation of new work, creative development

professional skills development, experimentation

collaborations, touring, festivals

productions, exhibitions, performances

publishing, recording

promotion and marketing

 Grants are available from $10,000 to $100,000 and applications close Tuesday 6 June for projects starting after 1 September 2017

Organisations that undertake arts programs, projects or that provide services to artists are welcome to apply.

For more details go to

Blue Star Sustainability Awards:

 Volunteers are everything and the awards are to recognize their hard work, giving up time to make NSW a better, cleaner and more sustainable place to live, work and play.

 Are you picking up rubbish in your town?

Did you get a business to switch to sustainable practices?

Have you managed to change a broken, wasteful system?

Have you spearheaded a project to remember a forgotten trade, person, or historical event?

Are you a Landcare, Bushcare, or Dunecare group?

Do you know a young person working to keep plastics out of the ocean or recyclables out of general waste?

Do you know someone doing good?

Is your group keeping your community beautiful?

If any of the above have given you a spark of recognition, then you should enter the Blue Star Sustainability Awards!

 For more details see below or go to apply go to

 Entries close 30 June.


 Celebration Grants:

 Celebration Grants of up to $5,000 are for events and festivals that celebrate cultural diversity.

 For more details go to

 Applications close 3 July 2017 at 12noon


 Farming Together Grants:

Farming Together Grants aim to:

 Improve knowledge of how co-operatives, collective bargaining and supply chain negotiations can improve farmers’ returns.

 Improve the knowledge of options available to farmers and farm advisors regarding such innovative business models including various forms of collaboration

 Improve the agriculture focused legal and financial expert advice available regarding the process, implementation and management of such business models

  To be eligible for the programme, you must be a primary producer, or be part of a group of primary producers.

 For more information go

 The deadline for applications will be towards the end of 2017, but early applications are encouraged as application will be reviewed weekly to enable a steady flow of projects.

Museum Grants:

 Museum Small Grants aim to meet the short-term, collection-based requirements of community museums and keeping places.

There are no set categories for funding of up to $2,000, and applications for a broad range of projects will be considered.

Previous Small Grants have funded the purchase of computer cataloging software, exhibition mannequins and display cases, oral history recording equipment and archival storage items.

Closing Dates:

Round 2: Midnight, Sunday 1 October 2017

 Need more information? Go to


Benefits Foundation Grants:

Ongoing Aboriginal Benefits Foundation Grants assist Aboriginal Communities and Individuals by providing funds to support projects which advance the aims of the Foundation.

The current focus is on supporting art, literacy, education, health and cultural projects with a connection to Aboriginal art and/or artists.

For details and application forms go to