The good, the sad and the bad: February in Moree, 2017

Moree in 2017 was filled happiness, sadness and badness.

Over the next few weeks, Deluxe Café Moree NEWS will look back at each month of 2017 and the stories that featured on our website and Facebook pages.

Qantas will focus on “providing reliable services to Moree”

AIRCRAFT type, Sydney Airport slots, Moree Plains’ agricultural significance in the overall scheme of things and connectivity with other flights – these are just some of the factors Moree residents need to be concerned about says a group of locals fighting a proposed deregulation of the Moree-Sydney air service.

Moree marvel Free Billy back to his best with track record-breaking Gundy Cup win

MOREE’S favourite racehorse Free Billy is back with a track record-breaking vengeance, making a small but handy team of horses look like bit players in the 1400m XXXX Gold Goondiwindi Cup on Saturday.

Mayor Humphries says Moree could “end up with no airline at all”

MOREE Plains Shire Mayor Katrina Humphries says Moree could end up with no air service at all if the proposed deregulation of the Moree-Sydney air route is adopted by Transport for New South Wales.

Roughie’s Gem a cut above

JUST getting that one good horse is the dream of every racehorse owner the world over.

And it’s a dream that is coming true in spades for Pallamallawa cattle and grain farmer Phillip “Roughie” Tonkin at his first-ever crack at the caper.

Former Moree students back a winner at Chopper Cup race meeting

THE Pacific National Moree Chopper Cup meeting on Saturday was the backdrop for an unofficial get-together of two groups of former Moree High and Courallie High School students, their partners and friends.

The racetrack reunion included former students who attended Moree High School from 1969 to 1974 and those who started at Moree High School in 1971.

Bush communities chip in to stop a major blaze north of Moree

MOREE farmers Graeme and Vicki Gall are still counting their blessings, and thanking the huge group of volunteers, friends and fire fighters who helped avert what could have been a disaster of catastrophic proportions at their property, Wallambah, on the Croppa Creek-Moree road last Monday.

Just a day after bushfires ravaged much of NSW, causing widespread damage and heartbreak, the Galls were battling a stubble blaze of their own.


The stubble fire north of Moree is water-bombed by one of two planes supplied by Moree Aircair Aviation Services (Image Supplied).

From road-trains to catwalks – it’s just another day at the office for Brooke Cutler

DRIVING road-trains during the week and winning fashion competitions on weekends – it was just another day at the office for Brooke Cutler on Saturday at Moree Race Club’s Pacific National Westpac Rescue Helicopter Chopper Cup meeting.

Vandals destroy sharps bin along Moree walkway

VANDALS have destroyed a yellow community sharps bin along the pedestrian walkway under Dr Hunter Bridge, scattering the needles along the banks of the Mehi River.

Swans stars inspire the kids of Moree: Strive for bigger things

AFL Sydney Swans stars George Hewett and Shaun Edwards are living proof that hard work, dedication and passion will take a person anywhere – regardless of background, creed or colour.

And they were in Moree on Tuesday advising local youth – as well as players, coaches and supporters of the town’s regional AFL club The Suns – that anything is possible if a heads-down, bums-up approach is taken.

Original score set to take MACT’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream to the next level

WILLIAM Shakespeare would certainly approve – that’s a given.

Moree Arts Community Theatre’s production of the great bard’s classic A Midsummer Night’s Dream will go to the next level with an original score by one of Moree’s hidden gems, composer Ritchie Hair, added to the mix.

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