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Amelia Bernasconi

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Amelia joined NBN News Tamworth in June, 2017. She is completing a Bachelor of Communications (Journalism) through Charles Sturt University, graduating in 2017.

NARRABRI TO HOST 2018 LOCAL GOVERNMENT NETWORK ABORIGINAL CONFERENCE

Narrabri Shire Council has been named to host the next Local Government Network Aboriginal Conference in 2018. The event acts as a forum for discussion on issues relating to indigenous communities and businesses, while celebrating Aboriginal culture and heritage. In its 30th year, around 200 delegates are expected to attend the conference. Mayor Cathy Redding says having recently returned from this year’s event in Albury, she has seen the way it can motivate change within the community.   (VISION ONLY)

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FIESTA LA PEEL JUST WEEKS AWAY

Peel Street is preparing to host a cultural extravaganza, with the annual Fiesta La Peel less than three weeks away. “Some of those cultures will be represented in food, some will be represented in dance, or in entertainment and food and looking at over 40 of those countries represented.” Peel Street will be closed to traffic between Fitzroy and White Streets during the event on October 14.   (AUDIO IN PARTS ONLY)

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NEW RETIREMENT VILLAGE ON THE CARDS FOR TAMWORTH

Tamworth may soon be home to a new $4.6-million development including a retirement village, nursing home and community centre. RSL LifeCare has lodged a development application with Tamworth Regional Council to build the project on land near the intersection of Moore Creek Road and Browns Lane. The proposal outlines a 60 bed nursing home, including a dementia wing, 60 home retirement village and community centre. If successful, construction should commence by mid to late 2018, with completion expected by the end of 2020. Once up and running, the facility will employ around 80 people.   (VISION ONLY)

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TOTAL FIRE BAN TOMORROW FOR PARTS OF NORTH WEST

A bushfire north of Tenterfield has burnt out more than 3,400 hectares.. It peaked to a Watch and Act during the day, with firefighters employing a large air tanker, loaded at Dubbo to drop retardant on the blaze. It has now been downgraded to an Advice level, and is under control. It comes as the Rural Fire Service issued total fire bans to Northern Slopes and North Western fire zones, with Very High and Severe fire danger forecast for tomorrow. (VISION ONLY)

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ARMIDALE AIRPORT TEMPORARY CAR PARK READY

Construction of Armidale Airport’s temporary car park has been completed and will be ready for use from tomorrow. Armidale Regional Council says it will provide safe, all weather car parking while work to the permanent car park is undertaken. However the interim car park will be closed itself between November 3 to 5 for further work to take place.   (VISION ONLY)

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