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POWERSTATION BRINGS ELECTRIC HISTORY ALIVE

The Powerstation Museum has launched a new learning kit for primary school students, to help them explore Tamworth’s history both on site and online. It’s designed to provide information about electricity and technology via a website. The kit also allows students to have a hands-on experience at the museum by constructing small-scale electrical circuits. “It’s all about lifelong learning and that inquiry learning about how things work and why they work and how life is now very different to how it used to be before electricity was in everyone’s home.” (AUDIO IN PARTS)

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APVMA TO WORK OUT OF CENTRELINK OFFICE FOR TIME BEING

The temporary office for the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority has been unveiled. Employees will work from Armidale’s Centrelink office until a permanent building has been constructed, although there’s no time frame for its completion. The department’s move sparked controversy last month, when it was revealed staff had been working out of the local McDonalds. (VISION ONLY)

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ONE MAN KILLED AND OTHERS INJURED IN TWO SEPARATE ACCIDENTS ON THE NEW ENGLAND HIGHWAY

A motorcyclist has been killed in an accident on the New England Highway this afternoon. The incident occurred just south of the Kankool weigh station on the Liverpool Ranges after midday. It’s believed the male rider lost control of the bike in the wet conditions. Meanwhile, a second accident on the New England Highway has seen three people taken to hospital. Emergency services were called to the scene of a two vehicle accident north of Bendemeer at midday. A 19-year-old female suffered chest injuries, while a man in his 50s received head and leg injuries. A 65-year-old female was also taken to hospital. (VISION ONLY, NO AUDIO)

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INVERELL MAYOR HOPEFUL NEW HOSPITAL WILL BRING AIRLINE TO TOWN

It’s hoped a new hospital in Inverell could pave the way for an airline to service the town. This week the final design plans were released for the $30-million redevelopment. Inverell has been without an airline for almost a decade and Mayor Paul Harmon believes modern facilities could garner the need for air access to the town. “If we have a really good health facility here, with good quality services we can attract good quality physicians to here, so then that puts the pressure on those airlines.” It’s hoped the first round of funding for the hospital redevelopment will be allocated in the upcoming state budget. (VISION AND PART OF AUDIO ONLY)

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