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Year 2002 News Items
5 December 2001
"The Shire of Dreams"
Big is Better
27 November 2001
Local artists shine at Schools Spectacular
Barriekneal wins State Employment and Business Award
Progress continues to be made on implementation of Stage 2 of the Camps Resolution package.
21 November 2001
New look Walgett Shire reveals exciting plans for 2002
A successful year for UHA committee
Peak National Body sought for Opal Industry
Rural and Remote Medical Services tackle local doctor crisis
14 November 2001
Electromagnetic Survey identifies sandstone and claystone
Thank you Gwydir electors
'Mrs Spunk' to run Big Trivia Night
7 November 2001
$2.7 million facilities open at Lightning Ridge Central School
Slack-Smith supports Lightning Ridge beautification
Easter Events' three committees meet
1 November 2001
National Award for Barriekneal Housing
NSW netball selection for Cassie Skuthorpe
Easter Saturday great surprise
25 OCTOBER 2001
Aristocrat Black Opal Classic Fours a winner
Award for teacher who brought music to the Ridge
Substantial water saving from Dungalear piping and capping scheme
Accolades for Bendigo Community Bank
18 OCTOBER 2001
2001 Aristocrat Black Opal Classic Fours
The pour is on at the New Diving Tower
Jubilance short-lived Health Partnership seeks solutions
11 OCTOBER 2001
New Health Facilities for Lightning Ridge, Collarenebri and Brewarrina on Track
4 OCTOBER 2001
Council restructure produces vibrant team
MPS planning well advanced
NSW first for Lightning Ridge and Walgett area
Mayoral elections place Cr Waterford at helm
Dubbo exhibition for local artists
Country is the first to bleed over medical crisis
Squalor bears penalties for us all
Minister Wipes hands of Cumborah to Lightning Ridge Road
Success Follows Success for Barriekneal ventures
Rodeo committee says thank you
Opal Mining Matters from the Glengarry, Grawin, Sheepyard Miners Association Inc
Hot artesian water for indoor complex
New opal prospecting block release
Mooribul Forum
The Royal Flying Doctor Dinner Dance an outstanding success
Mark 'Spud' Carroll Inspires Young League Enthusiasts
23 AUGUST 2001
A generous gesture from Japan
Redbacks Grand Final victory
16 AUGUST 2001
Bush Bashers woo Lightning Ridge
We lose again, ambulance downgrade may cost lives
Community Bank pledges rolling in
9 AUGUST 2001
Let's Get it Right' Naidoc Theme
Dual Citizenship for Australians
2 AUGUST 2001
2001 Opal Jewellery Design Award Exhibition
Ten arrested in Castlereagh L.A.C. Drug Operation
27 JULY 2001
Opal Extravaganza
Clean up campaign for opal fields
19 JULY 2001
Local Indigenous business a "role model"
Shareholders for community bank
Guild guru to judge opal awards
12 JULY 2001
It's our baby- hands off
High speed internet access for country schools
7 JULY 2001
ACCC Investigates Opal prices
Historic agreement between miners and Aboriginals
Olympic Stars for the Ridge
Lightning Ridge to benefit from new backpackers
28 June 2001
Informative visit from NSW Board of Studies
Good news for users of Cumborah Road
Opal spectacular in outback Lightning Ridge
21 June 2001
Are these roads fit for your children Mr Scully?
Court decision compounds problem
Local projects to benefit from Work for the Dole Scheme
14 June 2001
Lightning Ridge Central Audition for School Spectacular in Sydney
Hands Up for Community Banking
7 June 2001
Seeking a fortune? Exploration NSW to boost Lightning Ridge
More silver for Opals in lead up to Ridge visit
NSW Budget targets mining investment
31 May 2001
A waiting game for residential claimholders
LRMA restructure an intellectual challenge
Partnerships Against Domestic Violence
Community Bank Update
24 May 2001
Further delays on Cumborah Road
Upper Western Sector Nurse of the Year
16 May 2001
Olwyn Johnston Nurse Practitioner - an Australian first
Camps - Rate payments
10 May 2001
Ridge plays host to international gemstone dealers
Destination Lightning Ridge for opal scissors
2nd May 2001
International acclaim for "The Goddess of 1967"
Twofold visit heralds Fossil Trail
ANZAC Day at the Sheepyards
26 April 2001
World Champion Archery Title
The first ever opal dress
Symposium unqualified success
18 April 2001
Crazy legs to swing in the Ridge
2001 Lightning Ridge Easter adventure
12 April 2001
The Ridge, a unique Easter adventure
Ratters go bush
OPB 160 placed at Ministers discretion
29 March 2001
Rainbow Collection launched in Canberra at the National Museum of Australia
10 March 2001
Adoption of Shire Council -recommendations welcome
25 February 2001
Murcutt model overwhelmingly endorsed.
15 February 2001
Doctor shortages being addressed
February Open Nights Pairs
8 February 2001
Lightning Ridge Community Centre is in jeopardy
$15,000 Resurfacing of Silica Street.
30 January 2001
TCC Annual Report for year 2000
25 January 2001
Lightning Ridge Central School Upgrade Completed
Desperate and Dateless Ball will benefit Lightning Ridge SES
Clean sweep for Shire's Engineering team
Clean Up Australia Day
17 January 2001
Walgett Shire Council unable to fill executive positions
New service provider in town
Summer Holiday Program
FWAHS reiterates the importance of hydration during hot weather