News

Pull your head in at Wooli

Lachlan Brooke of Tallebudgera takes on Joe Smith of Coffs Harbour under the watchful eye of judge Wayne Phillips at the Australian Goanna-Pulling Championships.
Lachlan Brooke of Tallebudgera takes on Joe Smith of Coffs Harbour under the watchful eye of judge Wayne Phillips at the Australian Goanna-Pulling Championships.

WHEN most people think about woodchopping, kids' rides, live music, sideshows and food, they're usually thinking about the show.

However, these are just some of the events planned for this year's Wooli Goanna-Pulling Championships on October 2.

One of the event's organisers, Margy Hewetson, said given it was the event's 25th anniversary, organisers had pulled out all stops to ensure this year's event was the biggest ever.

She said with the help of Clarence Valley Council, the Wooli Hotel Motel, and the Wooli River Lodges, the organisers had been able to put together a "cracker" schedule for the day.

Along with the goanna-pulling event, which is open to various age and weight divisions, there will also be a tug of war competition with teams from as far away as Maitland and Brisbane travelling to Wooli to compete.

There will also be brick-carrying races, whip-cracking demonstrations, live music from Norm Heinz, markets and lots more.

"We have got a lot of entertainment on offer - it's very orientated towards families plus anyone who likes a bit of rough and tumble Australiana," Ms Hewetson said.

The event will be held at the Wooli Sports ground on the Wooli Rd from 9am.

 

Activities

  • Woodchopping
  • Old Macdonald's Animal Farm
  • Jumping Castle
  • Titanic slide
  • Laser tag tent
  • Miniature train rides
  • Running races
  • Laughing clowns
  • Markets
  • Food stalls
  • Coopers Beer Tent

 



Can people power deliver Kmart to the Clarence Valley?

A Kmart store in Sydney. Residents crying out for a Kmart store has become a common theme in the Clarence Valley. (AAP Image/Paul Miller) NO ARCHIVING

Repeated calls for retail giant falls on deaf ears

Clarence Valley Interactive Magpie Evasion Map

Magpie breeding season is here, so look out for swooping magpies over the next couple of months.

One less reason to avoid Kicking The Kilos this spring

Wages of sin and other blights on government spending

PUBLIC SECTOR PERKS: Salary variation usually equates to what a person contributes, but not always.

Wages of sin and other seemingly acceptable rorts

Local Partners

Channel 9 orders second season of Doctor Doctor

Rodger Corser stars in the TV series Doctor Doctor.

RURAL medical drama finds a loyal following.

Katy Perry gets naked to encourage people to vote

Katy Perry in Funny Or Die sketch

Katy Perry has stripped naked for a comedy video

Jogging Tom Hanks crashes wedding in Central Park

Tom Hanks stopped for a selfie with this bride and groom

MOVIE REVIEW: Storks delivers family fun

A scene from the movie Storks.

ANIMATION can be hit or miss but when it hits, it hits hard.

Nick 'the snake' to call the shots on Survivor jury

Australian Survivor contestant Nick Iadanza.

LATEST evictee is out of the game but will still have a say.

Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber split

Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber

Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber have split after 11 years together.

Clarence Valley property prices go through the roof

Buyers are hungry to sink their teeth into the Clarence Valley

UPDATE: Former rodeo champ's sale rained out, now back on

Larkhill local Ken Consiglio is having an auction of most of the things on his property.

'People kept showing up and we had to turn them away'

Couple build their own 'tiny house' for $45k

Holly Bowen and Oli Bucher built their "tiny house" themselves, only hiring a plumber and an electrician. Photo/supplied

The house, which is built on a trailer and can be towed.

Sunshine Beach property breaks real estate record

The property overlooks Sunshine Beach, as the backyard lawn meets the sand.

Sunshine Beach mansion sale smashes real estate record

NEW HOME: Agents to the rescue for family of nine

RELIEF: Tanya Cone (middle) with her kids and McKimm's Real Estate property managers Regan Firth and Nadine Greenhalgh who helped find her family a home.

DEX article prompts property managers to help family find new home

SOLD: Historic hotel finds new owner

Post Office Hotel Grafton

Photo Adam Hourigan / The Daily Examiner

Pub in new hands and heading in a brand new direction