Area News letters to the editor, November 15, 2017.

I was badly disturbed to read in the Area News dated November 13, Date set for Terra Ag Appeal.

PRAYER: Griffith's Amar Jit Singh says he doesn't understand why Terra Ag is adamant on building their proposed plant next to the Sikh Temple.

PRAYER: Griffith's Amar Jit Singh says he doesn't understand why Terra Ag is adamant on building their proposed plant next to the Sikh Temple.

The Land and Environment Court of NSW blocked the company’s plans to build a fertilizer storage depot next to the Griffith Sikh Temple.

The Mayor and Griffith City Council were kind enough to offer the company alternative and suitable land to build the plant.

But the Terra Ag is adamant to build the plant next to the Sikh Temple.

The Sikh Temple is also a home of God like a church. 

We worship the same One God.

The only difference is that the Christians sing the praises of Almighty God in English and we in Panjabi.

The Sikh Temple is not only for worship but is a hub of social and political activities.

I came to New Zealand and then to Australia in 1996.

I spent most of my time in the Sikh Temple by reading the Sikh scriptures and participating in the other activities of the community. 

Even now I cant do without going to Sikh Temple. 

Similar is the case with other people of my community. 

Even the Christians go to the Sikh Temple and pray and worship and then enjoy the vegetarian food.

They have a lot of praise for the Sikh Temple.

That means the Sikh Temple is not only for the Sikh community but for the whole Griffith community.

Can’t Terra Ag take their plant to a far away place from the Sikh Temple in the name of God and Jesus Christ?

Amar Jit Singh, Griffith.


We invite you to become a sponsor for our father-son team at the Annual "Riverina Redneck Rally 2018". 

The first Car Rally was held on March 18, 2017 and raised an amazing $123,614 for Country Hope, which is a Riverina/Murray-based organisation offering support to children diagnosed with cancer and other life threatening illnesses. 

The primary source of funding for Country Hope is from corporate sponsors and community fundraisers.

Due to the fact that they receive no Government funding like a lot of the larger support groups, money raised by us stays in the MIA. 

This is the reason why we decided to become a part of the fundraising champions to support Country Hope who are the sole beneficiary of all our fundraising efforts. 

After the very first Riverina Redneck Rally was run it became the largest fundraiser that Country hope has ever had and we are aiming to try and double this amount on the second rally. 

As a Riverina Redneck Rally competitor we are to raise funds to aid Country Hope. 

Once our team was accepted into the rally we then must raise a minimum of $2500 to be eligible to participate in the rally. 

Your Donation or Sponsorship for our Team not only helps out Country Hope but also enables this great fundraising event to continue to be a successful event each year. 

Donations - This can be as little as $2 but every little bit helps achieve our goal. 

Jeff and Mat Johnson, Griffith.


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