NEW PROGRAM TO REDUCE RE-OFFENDING RATES IN TAMWORTH

A new program - aimed at reducing the rates of re-offending - is set to be rolled out across the Tamworth region. The Extra Offender Management Service will see criminals work with local psychologists through ...
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YOUTH INSEARCH’S FUTURE IN DOUBT

An organisation dedicated to helping disadvantaged young people fears it will have to scale back programs because of a lack of money. As of next year Youth Insearch will receive no federal government funding ...
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POLICE SEEK TWO TEENS OVER HILLVUE HOME INVASION

Two elderly people have been subjected to a frightening home invasion in the north west of NSW. Around 8pm last night, an 83-year-old man and an 80-year-old woman were home on Warree Drive in Hillvue, ...
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GAV’S WEATHER – CHILLING DOWN FOR WINTER

Another significant front is moving across the southern ocean. This going to make sure we see a chilly start to winter 2017. The nation is now dominated by a strengthening high pressure cell which will ...
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THREE KILLED IN FAR-NORTH CRASH

A crash involving a car and two trucks has killed three people in the far north of NSW. Police say a fuel-tanker, a Pantech truck with a trailer, and a car crashed on the Newell ...
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GLASSHOUSE RESTAURANT NOMINATED FOR ARCHITECTURE AWARDS

A multi-million dollar revamp of Goonoo Goonoo Station has seen the 'Glasshouse' restaurant shortlisted for this year's New South Wales architecture awards. More than 200 entries were received for this year's awards - the 'glasshouse' ...
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NEW GROUP TO RAISE AWARENESS OF MYALL CREEK MASSACRE

It was the first time in Australian history that offenders were brought to justice for the murder of Aboriginal people. And now a special group has been set up in Armidale to raise awareness of ...
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NEW RFS AIRBASE OPERATIONAL

A new fire-fighting airbase at Armidale Regional Airport is set to vastly improve response times for the Rural Fire Service. Now fully operational, the facility will see all aerial operations co-ordinated from a dedicated command ...
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NEW ENGLAND BREAKFAST TEA ON THE MENU

A tea house in Armidale is taking the world by storm with its unique blends. The Daily Ritual has just been awarded two prestigious Australasian accolades ...
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TAKING NEXT STEPS TOWARDS RECONCILIATION

More than 50 Tamworth locals took part in 'The Long Walk' this morning, marking the start of Reconciliation Week across the country. The celebrations were tied closely to this year's theme of taking the next ...
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TAMWORTH STRIKES BACK

It's the viral video which has caused quite a stir around Tamworth. Comedian Tom Gleeson has exposed the city's flaws in a comedy skit, but it's left some locals wondering if there's any truth to ...
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TAS LAUNCHES THE VAMPIRE CUP

Australia is in desperate need of blood donations, with only two days worth of blood reserves left nationwide. One New England school is doing its part to bolster supplies, and is calling on others to ...
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MAN’S BEST FRIEND TEACHING DISCIPLINE

Armidale's BackTrack program is looking to expand its activities, one cattle dog at a time. The organisation has teamed up with the state working dog association to trial a junior competition ...
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BURTON TOYOTA SURF REPORT

After an awesome week of waves the swell is abating to become very small, almost non existent on the morning high tide. Any decent sized sets that do roll in will glassy on the morning ...
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GAV’S WEATHER – WEEKEND PERFECTION

Another incredible Autumn day is on the way to kick start the weekend. Sunny with bright blue skies and light North-West to North-East winds. The nation is now dominated by a strengthening belt of high ...
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TRIO TO FACE COURT OVER ALLEGED MOREE ARMED ROBBERY

Two men and a woman have been charged over an alleged armed robbery in the far north of the state. Early on May 12th, four men and a woman entered a service station on the ...
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TEA AND LAUGHTER FOR SOMERTON MORNING TEA

Today, thousands of people around the country stopped and had a cuppa as part of the Biggest Morning Tea. In the North West, the small town of Somerton came to a stand still to take ...
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GROUP IN PLACE TO PRESERVE OAKS

Five members of the Tamworth community have been selected to help restore the historic English oak trees along King George the Fifth Avenue. The residents will work alongside council to replace dying trees, to ensure ...
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GETTING GROCERIES WITH A HELPFUL EDGE

A grocery store with a twist has opened its doors in Tamworth. Liberty Foodcare is offering discounted goods, to help those in need ...
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WEATHER: MORE MAY MAGIC TO COME

The nation is now dominated by a strengthening belt of high pressure, which will make for a fine, mild run until the next cold front passes on Sunday. Early next week will become the coldest ...
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GLEN INNES ESCAPEE FOUND IN NORTHERN TERRITORY

A man has been found in the Northern Territory, after allegedly breaking out of a minimum security prison in the North West. Police say the 33-year-old escaped from the Glen Innes Correctional Centre last Monday night, ...
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OFFICER CLEARED OF ASSAULT CHARGES

A police officer has been cleared of assaulting an environmental protester, after he was found not guilty in Gunnedah Local Court. The two assault charges resulted from an arrest made at the Leewood Facility in ...
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NEW BOARDING HOUSE BEGINS TO TAKE SHAPE AT TAS

A surge in female boarder numbers at The Armidale School, has meant a new boarding house must be completed by the end of the year. Work is now underway on the three-story building, which will ...
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COUNCIL PUTS HOLD ON PFAS FUNDS

Tamworth Regional Council has decided NOT to spend another cent investigating PFAS contamination at the airport, UNTIL the federal government commits to reimbursing its costs. To date, council has spent more than $145,000 looking into ...
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FLYING FREIGHT CLOSE TO GETTING OFF GROUND

Tamworth Regional Council's dream of running an international freight hub is edging closer to reality. The Deputy Premier has endorsed the idea, but there's still a few more hurdles to overcome ...
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REGIONAL AQUATIC CENTRE PLANS UNDERWAY

Tamworth Council has allocated $250,000 to press ahead with its plans for the Regional Aquatic Centre. The funds will help develop concept plans for the facility, as well as preparing a business case and cost ...
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NEW FEES COULD CRIPPLE CRICKET NUMBERS

Tamworth's Cricket Association says it's concerned a hike in field fees could force some players out of the game. It's set to increase fees by 103 per cent under a new structure proposed by council ...
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JMOS LOOK TO THEIR FUTURE

Junior doctors and medical students got a glimpse into their future in Tamworth today. General practitioners, as well as specialists were on hand at Tamworth Hospital to pass on advice about potential medical career paths ...
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TAP-AND-GO ENTERS INTO THE RED SHIELD APPEAL

The Salvation Army is moving into the digital era, introducing a tap-and-go system for this year's Red Shield Appeal. More than 500 paywave machines have been rolled out across the country to try and tap ...
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THE IMPORTANCE OF EMBRACING INDIGENOUS LANGUAGES

The New South Wales Government is set to become the first state in Australia to recognise the importance of Indigenous languages. A draft proposal has been laid out, with Tamworth locals getting the chance to ...
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