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NOISE MACHINES TO DRIVE BIRDS OUT OF PEEL STREET

Tamworth Council has started using specialised noise machines in the CBD in a bid to rid the area of Starling and Indian Myna birds. Numbers along Peel Street have increased as breeding season approaches – council is now undertaking daily clean-ups because of the mess the birds leave behind. Small speakers have been placed in trees to deter them from nesting. “They’re essentially a controller with a speaker box that play sounds of various birds. Some of those birds…. Are sounds of birds in distress, and others are sounds of birds of prey.” Water spraying will also be used during August when the birds are expected to lay eggs. (VISION AND PARTS OF AUDIO ONLY)

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CRAIGIE CALLED UP TO AUSTRALIAN INDIGENOUS ALL STARS

And former Thunderbolts player Reece Craigie has been named in the Australian Indigenous All Stars team. The ten-man squad will head to Canada in August to contest the World Indigenous Basketball Challenge, which will see 15 teams from across the world go-head-to-head during the four-day competition. Craigie hasn’t played for the Thunderbolts in a number of years. This season he played for the Sydney City Comets in the state league competition. (VISION ONLY)

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DRIVER ESCAPES SERIOUS INJURY AFTER UTE ROLLS AT WARRAL

A man has been lucky to escape serious injury after his four-wheel-drive ute rolled, just south of Tamworth today. Emergency services were called to Werris Creek Road at Warral just before 12pm. It’s believed the driver lost control, before the ute flipped and landed on its roof, narrowly missing a tree. The driver was treated at the scene for minor injuries. (VISION ONLY)

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