New England Living V11 Autumn 2018
We are all breathing a sigh of relief as autumn arrives… settling down after a huge Country Music Festival and enjoying the completion of the Fitzroy St precinct right outside our office. Thank you Tamworth Regional Council for beautifying the CBD. It’s certainly been a long hot summer, the dry weather exacerbating the drought in parts of the region. Unfortunately the sunflower season has been brief due to the conditions. Regular contributor Paula Stevenson who lives in the Upper Hunter, describes the drought hardships in ‘Living New England’ column on the last page. It’s a timely reminder that our precious water resources need to be protected and managed with care. Autumn is a time for a slower pace, enjoying the cooler days and the glorious changing colours… Autumn is prime festival time in the region. Visitors flock to Seasons New England in Uralla and Nundle’s famous Go for Gold Easter Festival in March, 10 days of foodie events at Taste Tamworth in April and Moree on a Plate in May. Glen Innes’ Australian Celtic Festival and Aberdeen’s Highland Games celebrate all things Celtic with pipe bands and lots of tartan.