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WALLABADAH AND PREMER FACE LEVEL 1 WATER RESTRICTIONS

Wallabadah and Premer are the latest towns facing water restrictions. Level 1 restrictions will come into effect tomorrow, meaning sprinklers will only be allowed for two hours a day. Washing hard surfaces can only be done with a high pressure hose. Meanwhile, Level 3 restrictions are just weeks away for Tamworth, if water consumption isn’t reduced. Chaffey Dam currently sits at just above 30-percent capacity. (NOTE: NO AUDIO)

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RFS CREWS WORK TO GET TINGHA BLAZE UNDER CONTROL

After a busy week on the fireground at Tingha, RFS crews should see some reprieve over the coming days. The blaze is being controlled, and most roads are open. The RFS will continue backburning and assessing the extent of properties affected by the fire. So far more than 23,000 hectares has been burnt and several properties have been destroyed. Currently, no further properties are under threat. (NO AUDIO)

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VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER RATING FOR MOST OF NEW SOUTH WALES

A very high fire danger rating is in place for much of the state today, including the Greater Hunter region, Central Coast, New England and north-west. The north coast and far-north coast have a fire danger rating of ‘high.’ As of 8am this morning, 24 fires continue to burn across New South Wales including blazes at Tenterfield, Tabulam and Tingha. The Tingha bushfire has scorched more than 23,000 hectares and destroyed nine homes. The RFS is asking residents to report all unattended fires to Triple Zero. 8:00am: 24 fires continue to burn across #NSW, 7 are yet to be contained. Focus remains on the fires in the north of state around Tingha, Tabulam and north of Tenterfield. Very high fire danger across most of the state, report all unattended fires to triple zero. #NSWRFS pic.twitter.com/jvP6nMpV90 — NSW RFS (@NSWRFS) February …

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MAN REFUSED BAIL OVER ROBERT STREET ARMED ROBBERY

An 18-year-old man accused of committing an armed robbery has been refused bail in Tamworth Local Court. Police say about 3:30pm on Tuesday, he threatened a 35-year-old man with a knife at a Robert Street ATM. It’s alleged he stole cash from the victim, before fleeing the scene. On Friday, he was arrested from a home on Central Avenue. He’ll face court again tomorrow. (NO AUDIO)

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