THE LIVERPOOL PLAINS AT TOP OF BAIRD’S ACHIEVEMENT LIST

Mike Baird's resignation has sent waves through the New England region, with local members spending the day reflecting on his government's achievements. Last year's $220-million dollar buy-back of the B-H-P Caroona site was at the ...
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WEATHER: RELIEF ACROSS THE REGION

Conditions are finally cooling down under a blanket of cloud that sits over the coast and eastern slopes. On the western side of the Divide the sun is out and the temperatures remain high across ...
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GETTING UP CLOSE WITH OUR REGION’S EMERGENCY SERVICES

Armidale's emergency service crews were put to the test today, during an emergency crash landing drill at the airport. Almost a dozen units had to work together, putting their skills into practice in preparation for ...
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THREE CHARGED WITH DRUG SUPPLY FOLLOWING RAIDS IN MOREE

Police have charged three men with drug supply offences, following raids in the Moree area. Strike Force SASSAFRA searched nine properties in Moree and Ashley this week, seizing large sums of cash, firearms, drugs and ...
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LAKE KEEPIT SEES RECORD NUMBERS TAKE TO THE WATER

Visitor numbers to Lake Keepit have soared this summer, with travellers staying longer and enjoying the waterfront facilities. The surge in holiday makers has given the park an economic boost in the New Year ...
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DO THE RIGHT THING OR GET CAUGHT AT THE COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL

Meantime, Tamworth Police have started their high visibility operation today, ahead of the festival's kick off. Hundreds of extra cops will be deployed to the region to oversee the influx of visitors ...
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COOLER CHANGE FOLLOWING HOT NIGHT

We have just experienced an incredibly hot night followed by some extreme day time top temperatures. The change moved through Newcastle at 1pm dropping temperatures by 10 degrees instantly and that change will continue to ...
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SES PREPARE FOR ‘WORST CASE SCENARIO’ AHEAD OF COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL

Despite heatwave conditions, the State Emergency Service says crews are prepared for any flood or storm emergency. The organisation is in charge of emergency response planning for the Country Music Festival ...
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TAFE NEW ENGLAND OPENS ITS DOORS FOR THE WEEK

10 TAFE campuses across the New England are opening their doors this week to prospective students, giving them the chance to check-out their facilities. Almost half of all recorded visitors from yesterday's open day enrolled ...
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COUNTRY MUSIC FLASH MOB IN TAMWORTH FOOD COURT

Diners at Tamworth's Centrepoint food court were treated, to an impromptu performance today by senior students from the Academy of Country Music. Singing the John Denver classic Country Roads - they were joined by some ...
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PICASSO GUITAR STRIKES A CHORD IN TAMWORTH

Bicentennial Park is starting to take shape, ahead of the Country Music Festival's opening concert on Friday night. Final touches are being made to the main stage, where artists such as Pete Denahy and Amber ...
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MORE SUPPORT FOR TAMWORTH INDOOR AQUATIC CENTRE

Community support is growing for an indoor aquatic centre to be built in Tamworth. A local indigenous health group believes having an affordable, year-round facility would help get kids off the streets and encourage them ...
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WEATHER: RELIEF ON THE WAY

It's hot now, but relief is on the way. It is going to be another very hot night, with an extremely hot morning to kick start your Wednesday. As the change begins to move in, ...
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BACK-TO-SCHOOL, ONE BAG AT A TIME…

A group of Tamworth school girls are trying to take the pressure off back-to-school shopping. They're reaching out to the wider community, to donate supplies for those less fortunate ...
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TAMWORTH FIREFIGHTERS SAY ENOUGH’S ENOUGH

Local firefighters are fed up. Since Christmas crews have been called to dozens of deliberately lit house and car fires. They say it's only a matter of time before someone gets seriously hurt ...
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MARSHALL WANTS ARMIDALE’S HYDROTHERAPY POOL RE-OPENED ASAP

Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall says he'll work with Armidale Hospital to re-open the hydrotherapy pool as quickly as possible. The pool was closed early this month due to water quality issues ...
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LOCAL SUPPORT GROUP GIVES COMMUNITY HEALTH A HELPING HAND

Health care providers in the North West have been given helping hand from the Tamworth community. Today the local Prostate Cancer Support Group donated a new bladder scanner - worth more than $17, 000 - ...
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TAMWORTH FIREFIGHTER HANGS UP HELMET AFTER SIX DECADES

One of Tamworth's longest serving retained firefighters will hang up his helmet at the end of the month. Gerry Cannon has spent six decades with Fire and Rescue New South Wales, first joining as an ...
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STATE’S CRIME COMMAND TO REVIEW TAMWORTH COLD CASE

There's movement on the cold case of Tamworth teenager Mark Haines. The 17-year-old's body was found on train tracks just south of Tamworth 29 years ago, and now the New South Wales crime command will ...
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WEATHER: 4 WEEKS, 4 HEAT WAVES

PHOTO: Heidi Lambert captured this shot at Old Bar Beach. We are now entering our 3rd heat wave in as many weeks. The next change comes through late Wednesday into Thursday across the region. We ...
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COLEDALE HOME DESTROYED BY EARLY MORNING FIRE

Oxley police say investigations are continuing into a fire that destroyed a Coledale home in the early hours of this morning. Emergency services were called to the Warral Road address shortly after 2am. It took ...
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MANILLA COUPLE NOMINATED FOR CITIZEN OF THE YEAR

Two unsung heroes of the Manilla community have been nominated for the citizen of the year award. Lyn Skinner and Greg Wright, who've lived in the town for more than two-decades, spent the morning visiting ...
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MOREE SKI PARK SAILS INTO THE FUTURE

Four months after its official opening, the Moree Ski Park is now focusing on the future. Plans are in motion to make the site a recreational haven, bringing a taste of the coast to the ...
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CAMPERVANS ROLLING INTO THE LIVERPOOL PLAINS

As hundreds of camper vans start to flow into Tamworth, the Liverpool Plains Shire Council is trying to capitalise on its neighbour's success. The council is expanding its RV strategy, with half a dozen designated ...
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ROXY THEATRE BOUND FOR HERITAGE LIST

Bingara's Roxy Theatre may soon find its way onto the New South Wales heritage register. The 80-year-old building is being considered by the state heritage council for inclusion in this year's submissions. The theatre is ...
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ROAD CLOSURES ACROSS TAMWORTH CBD FOR TCMF

With just one week until festival time, Tamworth Regional Council is starting to implement road closures across the CBD. From today, Carter Street and Plain Street will be closed to allow visitors access to the ...
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TALKS WITH TWO AIRLINES FOR INVERELL AIRPORT

Talks have begun between the Inverell Air Service Working Group and two regional airlines, hoping to get Inverell airport back up and running. Fly Corporate and Fly Pelican have expressed interest in operating services, linking ...
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SURF REPORT: FRIDAY JANUARY 13, 2017

The early morning will be the pick for hunting down some waves. Try to get in before the big high tide swallows the swell. There'll be morning off shore winds as well for most areas ...
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WERRIS CREEK ELEVATED TO LEVEL ONE WATER RESTRICTIONS

Water restrictions in Werris Creek have been tightened overnight, with Level One effective immediately. A major malfunction at the town's water plant is being blamed for the change ...
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WEATHER: COOLING DOWN ACROSS THE WEEKEND

Tonight is going to be extremely hot as the change is too far away. During Saturday the southerly will begin to make its presence felt. As is moves in across northern NSW expect big storms ...
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