The biggest backers of the success and people of the shire have been nominated for Australia Day awards.
Among them are Dixie Walker, Dominic Goodwin-Hauck, Paul Hartley and David Moses, who all have two nominations apiece.
The latter two, with a combined service to Gunnedah Fire and Rescue of more than 80 years, "provide outstanding guidance and mentorship to the next generation of leaders within the community".
Dominic's "passion for volunteering is rarely seen and something to be admired and a great example for those of his generation".
Dixie, a life member of the show society and pony club, has been described as "an integral part [and] valued member" of the community who shares her time with "countless organisations".
The award winners will be announced on the Australia Day ceremony on January 26.
Here is the full list of award nominees, with their citations.