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Nick Hornby-Howell is a reporter with NBN News in Tamworth. After finishing high school in Newcastle, Nick studied Sports Media at the University of Canberra.

EXPERTS WARN OF FLYING FOX DANGERS

North west residents are being reminded about the dangers posed by flying foxes, with the breeding season about to start. New South Wales Health says almost 150 people have been treated around the state in 2017, due to exposure to the animals. Tamworth and Inverell have been home to large colonies in recent years, while 1,000 recently moved to Armidale. Authorities warn that flying foxes can carry infectious diseases, and say people should seek immediate medical assistance, if they come into contact with one. (no audio)

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TESTING THAI WATERS

Former Calrossy Anglican School student, Emily Grellman, has been joined by Tamworth’s Libby Magann, on an international water polo tour. The duo is representing Australian Country in Thailand, at the Princess Chulabhorn Water Polo Cup. They’ll be taking on teams from Sri Lanka and the Phillipines, with the first match tomorrow morning against the Singapore Swimming Association. (no audio)

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BOGGABILLA SPORTSGROUND BECOMING MORE HOMELY

The Macintyre Warriors’ home ground in Boggabilla is set for an upgrade, thanks to $29,000 in State Government funding. Coming from the Public Reserves Management Fund, the money will allow for the addition of a change room and storage unit. It’ll give players a private area to get ready for matches, while the club’s training gear will be stored securely. (no audio)

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SHIFT FOR 12 HOURS IN THE PINEY

Armidale’s popular mountain bike race, ’12 Hours in the Piney’ will be held a little later next year. Having run in March since its 20-11 inception, the 2018 event will be held in October. The change will allow for more action to take place during the daylight hours. Organisers also hope holding the event at the start of the season will attract more competitors, rather than following on from the National Series and Australian Championships. (no audio)

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