Latest Updates

  • New Year – New Career!

    It’s usually right about this time of year – after the chaos of the summer holidays dies down and life takes on its more regular rhythm, that we start to get a bit reflective. Questions pop into our minds at odd moments – while stuck in gridlocked traffic you hear:

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  • Walgett Job Opportunity – Weeds Control Officer

    Make a difference in Walgett – Become part of the solution for our native environment. Castlereagh Macquarie County Council is currently seeking applications from suitably qualified persons for a Weeds Control Officer within the Walgett Shire area. This is a great opportunity for a suitably qualified person to live and work

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  • Sydneysiders a better regional lifestyle awaits

    Sydneysiders – Take the plunge into a better regional lifestyle

    Sydneysiders, we need to have a conversation. You and I both know it, life in the city is not getting any easier – Time to consider a better regional lifestyle. In the past couple of years alone, house prices have skyrocketed, utility and grocery costs have gone through the roof, and

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  • Spotlight on the Wellington Region

    A great place to live and work Nestled at the foothills of the Mt Arthur Reserve on the banks of the Macquarie and Bell Rivers, Wellington is the second-oldest town west of the Blue Mountains. The charming town of Wellington is only a four-hour drive away from Sydney, Canberra and Newcastle. It is

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  • Festival of the Miner’s Ghost

    Halloween schmalloween. October may be the traditional time of year when hordes of dubiously costumed children knock on the door demanding armfuls of lollies, but I’m here to tell you there is a much better way to get your spooky on this month! From Friday 28th – Sunday 30th October,

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  • Weekend in Coonamble Winners

    Jonathon, Raquel and little Raine Tamayo were the lucky winners of the Weekend in Coonamble Competition. This hotly contested competition was a feature of the RDA Orana stand at the recent Regional Living Expo in Homebush. The prize included return flights from Sydney to Dubbo, a hire car, and accommodation

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  • Hit the road this October long weekend…

    The spring sun is shining and a long weekend is fast approaching. It’s the perfect time to pack up the car and head out of the city in search of adventure in the Orana region. Here are a couple of  excellent reasons to gather up the family – or a bunch

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  • What’s on in Cobar

    This month, we’re shining the spotlight on Cobar. A popular destination for travelers and adventurers alike, Cobar is renowned for its tight-knit community and wealth of cultural attractions. Visiting Cobar is an experience you are unlikely to ever forget, and the sheer beauty of the natural landscape, combined with the

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  • Win a weekend in Coonamble

    Visit us at the the Regional Living Expo and you could WIN a weekend in Coonamble. For your chance to enjoy a real Orana regional experience, just ‘show us some love’ by taking a selfie at our stand and uploading to Twitter or Facebook using #lovethelifewelive See terms & conditions

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  • Welcome to the Orana community!

    Welcome to the Orana community! This is the place to keep up to date with all the activities and innovations that make our region so unique. Each post, we’ll be exploring the latest social events, workshops and employment opportunities that are taking place in our shires and townships, so you

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