COUNCIL HUNTS ‘DROP BEAR’ THIEVES

Tamworth Council is on the hunt for some 'drop bear' thieves after the unique street sign was stolen over the weekend. Drop Bear Lane was officially unveiled in Upper Moore Creek last Wednesday - council ...
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ARMIDALE HOSPITAL UPGRADE ON TRACK

The $60-million redevelopment of Armidale hospital is progressing ahead of schedule with construction of the new building almost complete. The concrete slab has been poured for the third level - which will house the peri-operative ...
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LOCAL MP BELIEVES MOREE TO SYDNEY SHOULD REMAIN A REGULATED ROUTE

Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall believes the Moree to Sydney route should remain a regulated air service. He's says there's simply not enough passengers to warrant more competition ...
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GAV’S WEATHER – A FIRST TASTE OF AUTUMN

This morning was our first taste of the new season ahead. Cooler, dry air moved in across the region making for a sparkling blue sky start to the week. The cooler nights, crisp mornings and ...
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NEW ENGLAND FARMERS SEND A LIFELINE TO THOSE IN NEED

The New England's farming community is banding together to support those affected by recent bush fires. More than three semi-trailers full of donated produce will head to Dunedoo next week to help farmers who lost ...
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MOREE COOLS OFF

Moree's record-breaking run of hot weather has ended, with the temperature finally dropping to a comparatively cool 27.7 degrees yesterday. In all, the town had 54 consecutive days of temperatures above 35 degrees, eclipsing the ...
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CITY TRAVELLING TO BECOME EASIER

A change is on the cards in the North West, with Opal cards becoming available for purchase in the north west today. Based in Tamworth, it's set to be a pilot program for the region ...
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CAROONA GRASS FIRE VICTIM SUCCUMBS TO INJURIES

A man who suffered burns while helping to battle a grass fire in the north-west last week, has died of his injuries. The fire broke out last Thursday in a paddock on a rural property ...
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CAPERS BACK ON FOR 2017

Despite being canned earlier this week CAPERS is now back on the calendar for 2017. Schools were advised the talent concert had been cancelled this year, after a late date change saw participation numbers drop ...
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KEY FREIGHT ROAD TO BE OVERHAULED

One of Tamworth's key freight roads will be upgraded in a bid to improve B-double access to the city. Six kilometres of Appleby Lane, between the Oxley Highway and Gidley-Appleby Road, will be widened and ...
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TAMWORTH ECO WARRIOR NAMED FINALIST IN WOMEN OF THE YEAR AWARDS

A Tamworth eco-warrior has been named a finalist in the state government's Women of the Year Awards. Stephanie Cameron - a founding member of the city's urban Landcare group - has spent the past decade ...
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DESPITE HEAT MOREE COUNCIL PREPARES FOR THE UNEXPECTED

Moree has set a new state record for the greatest number of consecutive days above 35 degrees. Despite the heatwave, the local council is making sure residents are prepared for a flood event ...
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TAMWORTH RFS CREWS ON THE FRONT LINE

Several crews from the Tamworth Rural Fire Service have travelled to the Central West this week, to help protect the Dunedoo community. As the clean up mission begins, RFS volunteers are continuing to monitor changing ...
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PATHFINDERS SEARCHING FOR FOSTER CARERS

The New England is facing a shortage of foster carers. One provider is desperately seeking the help of anyone interested in changing the lives of children around the region ...
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CHLOE THE LITTLE FIGHTER SAYS THANKS TO TAMWORTH

In December last year, NBN News met Chloe Brown, a bubbly five-year-old who almost lost her life from a complex stomach bug. Well, today we are happy to report that Chloe is on the mend, ...
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GUNNEDAH WOMAN CHARGED OVER ALLEGED CHILD GROOMING

A 26-year-old woman has been charged following an alleged child grooming incident in Tamworth. Police arrested a woman in Gunnedah yesterday after a report was lodged alleging she inappropriately approached a former student. Police will ...
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ANATOMICAL PATHOLOGISTS HELPING TO SAVE LIVES

Two new health trainees are now calling Tamworth home, but they're not your typical emergency doctors. The pair specialise in anatomical pathology, a skill set which can help in a number of areas, including diagnosing ...
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FIRE & RESCUE UNITE COLEDALE COMMUNITY TOGETHER

After a recent spike in anti-social behaviour in Coledale, local Fire & Rescue crews are taking a proactive approach to deal with the problem. Overnight, they held a meet and greet session, cooking a barbeque ...
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GRDC AND DPI PARTNER UP FOR $130-MILLION DEAL

The grain industry received a big boost today through a new partnership between the state government and the Grain Research and Development Corporation. $130-million dollars will be invested into the sector over the next decade ...
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SURF REPORT: FEBRUARY 17, 2017

There's not going to be much swell ahead of the change, with strong north easterly sea breezes on Saturday. The change will move through late Saturday, continuing north overnight into Sunday. The swell will increase ...
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WEATHER: HOT AND STORMY AHEAD OF STRONG CHANGE

The strongest change of the season is approaching and the pre-frontal trough has already started to fire up storms across the region. The first wave of storms will move through tonight, clearing to the north ...
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MOREE-SYDNEY ROUTE COULD BE DEREGULATED

The Berejiklian Government is considering deregulating flights in and out of Moree to Sydney. The move could leave the regional town without a direct route to the state's capital ...
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COUNCIL LEARNED LESSON FROM BIG MAC OUTRAGE

Tamworth Council will change the rules for leasing public spaces, following community backlash over the placement of an eight-metre tall Big Mac. The 300-kilo burger sparked outrage in January, after it was erected near a ...
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WEATHER: MORE HEAT BEFORE THE RAIN ARRIVES

As the latest trough dips in across the south east, the northerly winds will build further tomorrow. As the trough approaches, there will be increase afternoon storm activity inland and across the ranges tomorrow afternoon ...
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ARMIDALE GUYRA BUSINESS ALLIANCE STRONG

With the merger of Armidale and Guyra councils now done and dusted, three of the towns' major business entities are joining forces. The Armidale Guyra Business Alliance is taking its first step to future-proofing the ...
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GREEN VALLEY FARM TO BE ABSORBED INTO INVERELL SHIRE

Tingha is one step closer to becoming part of the Inverell Shire, as discussions continue about renegotiating an acceptable boundary. Armidale Administrator Dr Ian Tiley, Inverell Mayor Paul Harmon and Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall ...
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KEEPING BUSINESS LOCAL IN GUNNEDAH

The Gunnedah Chamber of Commerce is urging businesses to 'think local'. It says out sourcing services is sending money elsewhere... rather than promoting growth in our own backyard ...
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GUYRA RESIDENTS TO CONTINUE FIGHT AGAINST AMALGAMATION

While the ink has dried on council amalgamations, residents in Guyra say they will keep fighting to stand alone. Despite the Premier's decision to keep already merged councils, the Guyra ANTY group say it won't ...
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NORTH WEST PARAMEDICS RECOGNISED FOR LONG SERVICE

They spend their working days helping the injured and sick and today eight North West paramedics were honoured for their long service. Sean O'Connor was today awarded the second clasp to his National medal - ...
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COUNCIL FORGES AHEAD WITH ASHLEY WATER SUPPLY UPGRADE

Ashley residents are set to have access to potable drinking water by August next year. Moree Council is driving the multi-million dollar project to connect the town, which currently only has access to bore water ...
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