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TWO NEW PALLIATIVE CARE NURSES ON THE CARDS FOR THE NORTH WEST

A $5-million state-wide funding announced from the government could not have come at a better time for Tamworth nurses. The region’s calls for more palliative care specialists has been answered, with the New England set to secure funding for two new positions. “Hunter New England has been successful in gaining some of those positions, so we’ll have an additional nurse practitioner her in Tamworth and an additional clinical nurse consultant in Moree,” Susan Heyman, Executive Director of Rural and Regional Health, Hunter New England. The funding will be used to create a total of 30 new palliative care nurse positions across the state. (AUDIO IN PARTS ONLY)

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ARMIDALE’S A DAY OF THE GREEN CANCELLED

A Day on the Green won’t be taking to Armidale’s Peterson’s Winery next year after the event was cancelled today. Spiderbait and the Living End were among the artists set to take to Armidale in March next year. But it’s understood a lack of interest in the festival led to the cancellation. Ticket holders will receive a full refund. (VISION ONLY)

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