The week in photos, February 27, 2016 | photos Feb. 27, 2016, midnight YET another busy week for communities across the New England. We've captured some of the action from the week for your viewing pleasure. The week in New England & North West | photos Mondays are a veggie special day at Nundle Public School as the students and staff members lunch together on home-grown produce. Residents and supporters of Walcha had the opportunity to sign a petition on Friday in support of the local council standing alone when Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson took to the streets of Walcha. Mr Anderson was joined by Walcha mayor Janelle Archdale and anti-merger campaigner George Spring. Governor General Peter Cosgrove and wife Lynne spent a whirlwind two hours at the Guyra Show. Shock jock Alan Jones was in Goondiwindi on Thursday to kick off a series of Australia-wide panel events covering “Farming: The key to Australia’s future”. Moree Plains Shire Council projects officer, Jacqui Moore, in conjunction with the Moree Multicultural Committee has been busy planning the March 19 ‘Harmony Day’ event. After three years working his way up, local trainer Todd Payne and his team of riders, Sharnie Cullen and Gemma Steele, are reaping the victories with three promising starters muscling their way into the punters sight lines. Sisters Megan and Alison MacMurray with some hair you won’t forget in a hurry. The siblings are sporting vivid pink and purple hair colour until the Inverell Relay for Life over March 19-20. Willy Brennan (Nick Cross Memorial), John Mann (B grade champion), AJ Brennan (A grade champion), Allan Green (C grade champion), Simeon Cross and Tim Stackman. The group took part in the Walcha golf championship on Sunday. A teenager has pleaded guilty to driving dangerously causing a crash which critically injured a toddler and his sister near Moree. Inverell High School swimming carnival. Inverell High School’s Hannah Wales is on her way to North West, after toppling six records at the school’s recent swimming carnival, one of which was held since 1966. Tenterfield showgirl Annabel Overell (right) with Miss Quirindi, Camilla McDonald, and NSW Farmers president Fiona Simson at the event in Walcha on Saturday night. The fast-establishing Moree Suns AFL side have accomplished another first for the region by electing a female president. Tina Macey will take on the role in 2016. Debra Armstrong, Tracey Read, Cheryl Nugent, Donna Vessman (back); Leighanne Geddes and Cara Frires at the Tenterfield Willow’s Golf Tournament. Bob Katter visited Inverell this week. The man in the hat held a small meeting at the Inverell Club to spread Katter Australian Party ideology and perhaps gain a future party branch in this region. More than 100 people packed the Macintyre Sport Centre in Inglewood last week to discuss proposed nuclear waste dumping in the region. NSW rugby league legend Brad Fittler took time to give out a few autographs while in Tenterfield for the Hogs for the Homeless charity ride. Dean Swaffer is a Glen Innes lad and unlike some young people who seek to leave at the first opportunity, he has sought to stay and build a life and contribute to the community. Former Moree man Neville Kelly was honoured at the Labor party conference last week by receiving the Labor Lifetime Award for being a member for over half a century. Holly Tearle and Emily Blackbourne, the first girl prefects of The Armidale School, are pictured with headmaster Murray Guest. Meg Donges, Rhonda Fowler, Michelle Donges (back); Luci Donges, Kurt Fowler, Kyanne Vella, Hedley Donges and Tom Fowler at the Tenterfield Pink Stumps Day. Glen Innes’s iconic Holy Trinity Anglican Church has welcomed a new vicar to its congregation. Rev. David Robinson takes over from the departing Rev. Chris Brennan. Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service has received a special donation from Armidale’s Harvey Norman. Governor General Peter Cosgrove and wife Lynne spent a whirlwind two hours at the Guyra Show. Gunnedah fighter Wade Ryan is the new WBC Asian Continental Middleweight champion after victory in China at the weekend. Thea Batterham and Shirley Ting among the items for sale to raise funds for little Leilani Braeuer, a five-year-old Inverell girl who suffers from focal seizures. Deb Beilby and her dog, Cinta, are both eager to meet new people, leading Deb to plan a social get together for residents new to Tenterfield. Numbers have been bolstered in the Oxley Local Area Command with two full-time police officers starting in Gunnedah and Curlewis this week. Chris Hart is Curlewis’ new police officer. Gunnedah Rural Fire Service Captain Wayne Langdon has local crews on high alert during this week’s heatwave. Miss Walcha Katie Hobbs with her mum Liz at the Land Sydney Royal Showgirl Competition Zone 4 Finals on Saturday in Walcha. Armidale and New England Show Society stewards Lib Martin and Emma Hooper are raffling off this framed beauty to funnel more prize money into the show’s photography section and hope to “shake things up” this year. Inverell Showgirl entrants Taylah Greaves, Krystal Cagney and Lekara Davis with former Inverell showgirl Meg Parsons (second from right). 16-year-old Jack Carey achieved one of the most amazing feats seen in Armidale cricket in recent memory last weekend by notching two centuries in different games on the same day. Store owners at both ends of Peel St have hailed the Tamworth Country Music Festival a success for business. The Glen Innes services club will be holding a reunion lunch for ex Telephonists from the Glen Innes manual telephone exchange on Saturday February 27. Thousands of flying foxes are roosting over the Manilla River, leaving residents who rely on the river without a water supply due to disease concerns. Twiggs and St. T. Ruth, from Queensland's Crack Up Sisters, will hold regular shows throughout the weekend at the Armidale Show. The Senate has said yes to cultivation of medical marijuana on the anniversary of advocate, Dan Haslam’s, death. House spirit at St Mary's swimming carnival in Gunnedah. Tamworth Regional Council’s water enterprises director Bruce Logan briefs the media on dam levels and possible new water restrictions. Megan Schmitt riding River Boat Gambler at the Tamworth Junior Riding and Pony Club Show jumping and Sporting Day last weekend. There were smiles all round at Tamworth’s Moonby House nursing home this week when residents hosted a group of youngsters who were only too keen for a play and a chat. TweetFacebook of ╳exitThe week in New England & North West | photos Swipe from right to left or click the right arrow.