Keeping The Roads Safe During Sowing: Agricultural machinery owners and operators are invited to get road ready ahead of the 2023 sowing season, by picking up a free Moving Harvest Machinery USB from all agricultural machinery retailers and rural supply stores in the Parkes, Forbes and Lachlan Shires. The USBs will also be available at the Council Administration Offices.
The ‘Moving Harvest Machinery’ USBs contain all the relevant notices for safely and legally moving agricultural machinery, combinations and trucks on the road, along with other useful information.
Parkes, Forbes and Lachlan Shire Councils Road Safety and Injury Prevention Officer, Melanie Suitor, says the USBs were produced in July 2022, but weren’t distributed during the harvest season due to flooding in the local area.
There are over 800 USBs available – so call into your local agricultural machinery retailer, rural supply store or the Parkes, Forbes or Lachlan Shire Council Administration Offices to collect yours.
Activists ought to be called out on harassment tactics: Australia’s peak farming body, the National Farmers Federation (NFF) has come out slamming radical animal rights activists following a spate of illegal and intimidating encounters with law-abiding industry participants, and joined calls for the Government to exclude them from policy making processes.
NFF Vice President Mr Jochinke called on the Federal Government to “Publicly and proactively condemn the people behind this intimidation campaign, and commit to not engaging with them, everyone should have the right to feel safe in their workplace.”
Have You Entered Our Dr Suess Giveaway? If you haven’t already, this is the last week you can enter the Parkes & Forbes Phoenix Dr Seuss competition.
Few children’s books have stood the test of time quite like Dr Seuss’s 200 word masterpiece ‘The Cat in the Hat’. As the top selling children’s author of all time.
Both children and adults alike are sure to be left in raptures by this zany and imaginative stage show, that will bring the story to life on a 22 city, 45 show nationwide tour of Australian theatres.
We are giving away five family passes including three meet and greet opportunities. Further details can be found in the ad on page 10 of this week’s paper.