A round up of news and events from across the region in this week’s Goondiwindi Regional Report. Take a look:
Looming local elections
With local elections on the horizon, local councillors seek to retain their seats in the hope of maintaining momentum on key issues in 2016.
Inland Rail and the Murray Darling Basin will be the focus of this year’s election according to Councillor Graeme Scheu, who says he is determined to see these issues addressed in a third term as regional mayor.
New St Mary’s Principal
Get the backpacks and lunch boxes ready, It’s that time of year again.
But preps won’t be the only one’s new to school this year.
St Mary’s Catholic School is welcoming Brett Pollard, who will take on a new role as school principal.
There’s no horsing around when it comes to attending the much anticipated annual event of the Inglewood Races.
Even after the Inglewood Race Track was closed down, Goondiwindi took the reins and has been hosting the races for the past five years.
They’re looking forward to another stellar turnout this weekend.
Australia Day in Goondiwindi
Vegemite may be an Aussie staple, but the question still begs, how much is too much?
In celebration of Australia Day, the Railway hotel will be hosting a vegemite eating competition for those who are eagre to prove their patriotism.
But no matter your claim to fame, this Tuesday will truly be about celebrating local talents, and in Goondiwindi we aren’t short of them.
The local Australian of the Year awards will be announced at Tuesday’s Rotary Club Breakfast, but with only a week to go the selection committee still can’t make up its mind.
Border Knockout Competition
It’s the great State of Origin rivalry, at a local level.
Nine men’s teams across Queensland and New South Wales will battle it out at the Gilbert Oval for the Border Knockout Cup.
And it’s well worth winning.