GAV’S WEATHER: RAIN ON THE WAY

The big wet for SE QLD and NE NSW has begun with heavy falls and flooding expected before the rain moves south towards the Coffs Coast. It will remain hot for the NW, Greater Hunter ...
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GAV’S WEATHER: HEAVY RAIN HEAD TO THE GOLD COAST

The north west region of New South Wales was largely cloud free once again with cloud cover mostly confined to the coast. The wet weather will continue to contract to northern and eastern Queensland with ...
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UNE WORKING TO BUILD ZERO TOLERANCE CULTURE TOWARDS SEXUAL HARRASSMENT

The University of New England says it's working towards building a culture of zero tolerance of sexual assault, as the academic year begins. It follows the Australian Human Rights Commission's study into sexual harassment and ...
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SEARCH CONTINUES FOR WILLIAM ‘JOHN’ TORRENS

Moree Police are holding out hope of finding missing man William 'John' Torrens alive. The 73-year-old has been missing since January 5 - and was last seen walking out of the Fairview Retirement Village. Almost ...
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WHAT’S NEXT FOR THE GLEN INNES FLIGHT SCHOOL?

The first meeting of Glen Innes Severn Council for the year is currently underway. Top of the agenda - what's next for the abandoned Glenn Innes flight school ...
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WATER RESTRICTIONS TO TIGHTEN AT BENDEMEER FROM SATURDAY

Bendemeer will move to level two water restrictions from Saturday. It follows the flow of the MacDonald River falling to less than one-megalitre per day. Under level two restrictions, residents are only allowed to use ...
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MARSHALL DEMANDS FAST-TRACK OF MALPAS DAM PIPELINE FUNDING

The quality of Guyra's water supply is again unacceptable - with residents turning their taps on to dirty water. Member for Northern Tablelands, Adam Marshall is urging the government to fast-track funding for the Malpas ...
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MEGA AG AUCTION SET TO TIP $4-MILLION

Millions of dollars worth of agricultural machinery is set to go under the hammer tomorrow in Moree. More than 500-bidders have registered for the mega-auction - with international buyers from Kuwait already signalling their interest ...
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BARNABY BACK IN THE NEW ENGLAND

Barnaby Joyce is back in the New England... The Deputy Prime Minster was in Armidale today, as he takes a week of personal leave. Meanwhile, his fellow Nationals colleagues have reaffirmed their support. Parkes MP ...
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COUNCIL CONCERNED OVER FLIGHT WITHDRAWALS

Tamworth Regional Council has raised concerns about, QantasLink's move to withdraw ten services between Tamworth and Sydney. QantasLink has told Council the flight cuts were due a lack of flight crews.. An issue Mayor Col ...
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FLYING FOX ACTION GROUP TAKES NEXT STEP

The Flying Fox Action Committee of Tamworth has lodged an application to see the threatened species status of grey headed flying foxes re-evaluated. It follows residents' struggles with thousands of flying foxes lining the banks ...
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GAV’S WEATHER: FINING UP AS TEMPERATURES RISE

The North West region was largely cloud free with cloud cover mostly confined to the coast with the swell beginning to ease along with the strong winds. Another fine looking day is on the way ...
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ARMIDALE COUNCIL’S CEO MOVES TO PRIVATE SECTOR

Armidale Regional Council C-E-O Peter Dennis has announced his resignation. After more than one-year in the position, Mr Dennis is moving to the private sector in a managerial role with Hunter H-2-0. He's given four ...
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MORE CHARGES LAID OVER INVERELL BRAWLS

Police have laid charges against four people following multiple brawls in Inverell last week. It comes after six people were arrested on Monday for being involved in the brawls on Waratah Avenue on both Tuesday ...
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$500,000 TO CONNECT EAST AND WEST PARTS OF GLEN INNES

More than half a million dollars has been pledged to better connect the eastern and western sides of Glen Innes. It's also set to boost fitness and wellbeing across the whole community with the construction ...
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GLEN INNES FIRE CONTROL CENTRE JUST MONTHS FROM COMPLETION

Glen Innes will soon be better equipped to tackle bushfires and other natural disasters, with work underway on a new control centre. But it's not only the Rural Fire Service who will benefit - other ...
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ANOTHER MAN ARRESTED AS PART OF STRIKE FORCE KOTZUR

A 33-year-old man has been granted strict conditional bail after handing himself in to Tamworth Police yesterday - charged with supplying, possessing and self administering a prohibited drug. The arrest followed two property searches at Calala ...
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‘STRONG CASE’ FOR BANKSIA UPGRADE

Mental Health Minister Tanya Davies says there is a 'strong case' to upgrade Tamworth's Banksia mental health unit. The 25-bed facility was opened in 1993, to service the entire North West. The community has long ...
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HYMAN PARK SET TO GET A WHOLE LOT GREENER

There's a push to make South Tamworth's Hyman Park a whole lot greener. A group of councillors believe the space is being underutilised, because of a lack of shade ...
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GAV’S WEATHER: NICE TO HAVE RAIN ON THE GROUND

The local region was largely cloud affected with showers mostly confined to the coast while the swell will begin to ease along with the strong SE winds. The wet weather will continue to contract north ...
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SPIKE IN DOGS BEING DUMPED AT DOORSTEPS

Local animal shelters have seen a spike in dogs being dumped at their doorsteps. They say people need to physically hand over any strays or unwanted pets they may have - not leave them, often ...
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TWO FLOWN TO HOSPITAL AFTER HEAD ON COLLISION

A woman in her 40s and a teenage girl, understood to be mother and daughter, both remain in a critical condition at John Hunter Hospital, after a high speed, head-on collision north of Armidale. They ...
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HERITAGE AWARD NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN

It only happens every two years but Tamworth Regional Council is again calling for nominations for the Heritage Awards. By acknowledging those who play a part in keeping Tamworth's cultural heritage alive, the organisation aims ...
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SIGN OF THE TIMES: STRONG YARDINGS AS DROUGHT SETS IN

Drought is continuing to take its toll on the North West, with yardings at Tamworth cattle sales up to nearly 3000 today, as producers look to offload stock. Agents say until a decent downpour happens, ...
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GAV’S WEATHER: SIGNIFICANT CHANGE MOVING THROUGH

Ex cyclone Gita is deteriorating in the Tasman while a southerly change moves up the NSW coast. As the two systems collide a new pulse of swell will arrive while the ex cyclone will make ...
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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR MOREE FLOOD COMMITTEE

It may hold the state record for the most consecutive days over 35 degrees, but Moree is no stranger to flooding. Council is calling for volunteers to help form a new floodplain risk management committee ...
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UPGRADE OF NOTORIOUS STRIP BEGINS TOMORROW

Safety will be improved along Tamworth's Browns Lane as council begins an upgrade of the notorious strip. Tomorrow work will begin on widening a 1.3-kilometre section between Moore Creek Road and Forest Road by 1.5 ...
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RFS SAYS MT KAPUTAR FIRE COULD BURN FOR WEEKS

Killarney Gap Road near Narrabri remains closed as fire crews continue to fight an intense blaze in the Mount Kaputar National Park at Sawn Rocks. The fire has now scorched almost 4000-hectares and is currently ...
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VINTAGE MACHINES ON SHOW AT TRACTOR PULL

The farming ways of yester-year were on show in Quirindi today, with vintage machinery and blacksmiths taking centre stage for the town's annual tractor pull. But the dry conditions put a dampener on numbers - ...
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MT KAPUTAR FIRE: CREWS TAKE ADVANTAGE OF EASING CONDITIONS

The Mount Kaputar bushfire north-east of Narrabri, has burnt through more than 3000-hectares as night falls on day five. Easing conditions have allowed crews to undertake more back burning in an effort to contain the ...
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