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 11 December 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.  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




Benevolent Society Christmas Raffle:


Win a Christmas Hamper including Gingerbread House, Christmas Cake & Pudding, Rum Balls and White Christmas.  Tickets available from Tenterfield Bakery; drawn Friday 22 December

 Photographs with Santa at the Tenterfield Star:

 Will be on Thursday 14th December 4.30 – 5.30pm.  For more information call 0408 650 674

 Closure of Railway Corridor Public Meetings:

There will be two (2) public consultation workshops concerning proposed closure of the rail corridor between Armidale and Wallangarra.  Dates are 11 December 12 – 3pm at the Tenterfield Golf Club, and 12 December 12 – 3pm, at the Guyra Bowling & Recreation Club

RSVP is essential, phone 02 9228 5188

 Late Night Christmas Shopping in Tenterfield:

 This year is on Thursday 14 December, 5.30 – 8.30pm.  There will be Christmas specials, street entertainment and Santa.  Support your local businesses and grab a bargain.

 Granite Belt Bowmen:

 Thursday 14 December Archery for school aged children at Speranza Lane, Stanthorpe from – 12 noon. Limited places so booking is essential: call 0457 040 379

 School Holiday Program – Writers Workshop:

 Thursday 14 December Learn how to write your own story at the Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery, Marsh Street from 10.00 – 11.30. Bookings essential – only 15 places so ring 0746 811 874

Mingoola Presentation Evening:

 The students and staff of Mingoola Public School invite you to the annual presentation evening. The evening commences at 5.00pm NSW time, Friday 15th December, followed by a Community BBQ at the Mingoola Hall. Please bring any meat or drinks as well as a salad/sweets to share.

 Tenterfield Shire Council Closedown:

 From Friday 15 December at 3.25 pm until 9am on Monday 18 December

Council offices including the Administration Building, Tenterfield Library, Council Depot & Waste Transfer Station will be closed.

Allora’s Creekside Carols Under the Stars:

 Saturday 16 December from 6 pm Stuart Henry Park, Warwick Street, Allora. Bring a picnic rug/chair & enjoy carols under the stars.

 Lions & Rotary Annual Westpac Christmas Carnival:

 On Saturday 16 December from 4 – 8 pm in Jubilee Park. Hot food, cold drinks, activities and Farmers Market. Bring chairs or picnic rug.

Tenterfield Vet Clinic Pet Picnic:

 The annual Pet Picnic is on again on Saturday 16 December from 10 – 12 pm. Activities, giveaways and a BBQ to raise money for the RSPCA. Book a spot for Santa photos - 02 6736 2233

 Wallangarra & Jennings Christmas Fair:

Will be held Sunday 17 December, 3 – 8pm (QLD) at the Blue Hall, Wallangarra.  Stalls, ham wheel, raffles, laser tag, bar & BBQ and most importantly, visit from Santa

 Market in the Mountains:

 On Sunday 17 December Stanthorpe Showground Exhibition Centre 8.00 – 12

 School Holiday Program:

 Creative Indigenous Decorations Tuesday 19 December at Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery, Marsh Street from 10.00 – 11.30 am. Bookings essential as only 15 places available, so ring 0746 8110874

 School Holiday Program:

 On Thursday 21 December come and decorate a pottery disc for Christmas at Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery, Marsh Street from 10.00 – 11.30 am.

Only 20 places – so book on 0746 811 874

 Carols in the Chapel:

 Thursday 21 December from 7.30 pm in the Scots PGC Chapel, Oxenham Street, Warwick. Supper will follow in the Chapel Hall

 Killarney Carols:

 Friday 22 December from 6 pm in Canning Park, Killarney.

 Breast Screen NSW:

 The mobile breast cancer screening unit will be in the public car park outside the Council Office from Tuesday 2 January. The target age group is women aged 50 to 74. Please take advantage of this free service as regular screening reduces the risk of breast cancer.

Call 13 20 50 to book your free screening mammogram.

36th Ananda Mela Music and Wellbeing Festival:

 From 5 - 10 January, vibrant spiritual festival. More info on

 Australia Day Celebrations:

26 January in Weeroona Park, Stanthorpe. Bring a blanket, picnic basket and enjoy the best of being an Aussie.

What’s On at Glen Innes:

3 – 6 May 2018 – Australian Celtic Festival: go to for further details.




Dog Registration Renewal Payments via BPAY:

Goondiwindi Regional Council is pleased to announce that renewals for Dog registration payments can now be made via BPAY.  Dog registrations for 2018 are due for payment on or before January 27 2018

Bridge Lessons:

 Bridge is a stimulating and enjoyable card game that challenges the mind and the memory.

Starting on Thursday 11th January, the Stanthorpe Bridge Club will be holding a 10 week course for beginners. The lessons will be held at the Senior Citizen’s Rooms in Marsh St, and will start at 3pm.

To book your place on this course please call Margaret on 0437338987.

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

Swim & Survive Classes:

 Children from 18 months – 12 yrs old. Friendly qualified instructors will teach basic skills on how to enjoy water safely and become strong and confident swimmers. Lessons will run from 8 to 18 January.

Ring 02 6736 6080 for more details.

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.

Tenterfield Shire Council Announcement:

 Beaury Creek Bridge, Tooloom Road, Urbenville, Temporary 5 Tonne Load Limit. The Public need to make alternative travel arrangements instead of using Tooloom Road crossing the Beaury Creek Bridge. For further info. Contact Andre Kompler on 02 6736 6000

Queensland Young Achiever Awards:

 Nominations for the Queensland Young Achiever Awards are now open.  Nominations close 15th December 2017.  To submit a nomination go online to awardsaustralia.  For assistance contact 1300 055 096.

 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

Tenterfield Traditional Archers Club:

is now open to new members.  This ancient sport is family friendly.  For details call 0412 261 593.

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.

 Young Achiever Awards:

 The Young Achiever awards will pay tribute to the talents & achievements of young people up to 29 yrs of age who are making a difference in their local community. To nominate a person for this prestigious award go online at  Nominations close December 8 (NSW/ACT) and December 15 (QLD)

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

 Ballandean Twilight Market:

 On the last Saturday of each month, a Twilight Market will be held at the Ballandean Community Hall from 2 pm to 6 pm with stalls, bar & live entertainment plus fun for the kids. Come and enjoy this social occasion for all ages. Stalls cost $10 outside or $15 inside. Tables will be provided

 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.