TENT CITY APPROVED FOR AGQUIP 2018

Gunnedah will soon become home to a tent city come August this year. Last night, council approved a bid to create a mini hub for this year's AgQuip event, allowing hundreds of extra visitors to ...
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KNITTING ‘KNOCKERS’ FOR BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS

Gunnedah's Country Women's Association was transformed into a factory today. Dozens of women dropping by to knit 'knockers' for those affected by breast cancer, in a bid to boost their self-esteem ...
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NINE DAY HERITAGE FESTIVAL UNDERWAY IN TAMWORTH

A touch of history was in the air today, as the annual Tamworth Heritage festival got underway. The event aims to show locals the rich heritage right on their doorstep, as well as promote the ...
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FUNDS SECURED FOR FREIGHT RAIL CENTRE IN TAMWORTH

Tamworth M-P Kevin Anderson says an announcement on a Tamworth freight hub will be made in the coming weeks. The funding has been secured and planning for a freight rail centre is underway, as are ...
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STORMS AND SHOWERS

Storms moved in across the western plains and Central Coast Hunter region this afternoon. Showers and storms also developed along the ranges. Fine and warm elsewhere today. The trough over NSW will produce more cloud ...
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MICHAEL JOHNSEN ON A MISSION FOR WATER SECURITY

Upper Hunter MP, Michael Johnsen has a vision for water security right across the Upper Hunter and the Liverpool Plains. He says it will take some time, which is why planning needs to start now ...
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TRACTOR SPARKS SHED FIRE AT MULLA CREEK

A joint effort from the Rural Fire Service, Fire and Rescue, and community members has stopped the spread of a shed fire at Mulla Creek. Crews were called to a cotton shed fire around 9.30 ...
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TOURISM TRAIL: CONNECTING BINGARA’S TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

Gwydir Shire Council is moving forward with plans to create a trail, connecting Bingara's most iconic tourism attractions. It's thanks to a $2-million state government grant announced today ...
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BINGARA’S REGIONAL AUSTRALIA BANK WILL INCREASE TRADING FROM THIS FRIDAY

Bingara's Regional Australia Bank will open for a third day each week, starting this Friday. It follows community outcry, as the town's only other bank gets set to close its doors next month ...
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GAV’S WEATHER: ISOLATED SHOWERS ON THE WAY FOR PART OF THE STATE

It's very cloudy for the coastal regions east of the Great Divide today. The trough over inland New South Wales will start to produce some rain in the form of showers and storms from tomorrow ...
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QUIPOLLY WATER PROJECT UNDERWAY

An historic day for the Liverpool Plains Shire Council, with the Quipolly Water Project officially getting underway. With a budget of $28-million, it's the biggest project council has undertaken, aiming to provide a reliable water ...
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TAMWORTH’S JAMIE WISE SHARES HIS STORY ON WORLD HAEMOPHILIA DAY

Today marks World Haemophilia Day - an initiative aimed at raising awareness of the rare blood disorder. A Tamworth man is playing a crucial role in educating others, as the face of a new mobile ...
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$500,000 FOR EMERGENCY WORK AT COONABARABRAN

Coonabaran's water supply crisis is showing no signs of slowing down - the town on level 6 water restrictions since February. Today more funding was announced as part of emergency works ...
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23,800 MEGALITRES RELEASED TO PUT FLOWS BACK IN NORTHERN NSW RIVERS

Water is being released from Inverell's Copeton Dam under a plan to improve the Barwon-Darling River system. Under the state and commonwealth partnership, close to 24,000 mega-litres will be released from both Copeton and Glenlyon ...
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BUSINESS CHAMBER TRIED TO HELP JETGO STAY

The Tamworth Business Chamber says it offered suggestions to JETGO several months ago, to help the service remain competitive. The airline, announcing yesterday it will axe its Tamworth to Brisbane service from next month ...
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TAMWORTH TENNIS CLUB IN LINE FOR MAJOR UPGRADE

Wests Entertainment group has confirmed discussions are underway with Tennis New South Wales, for a major upgrade of the Tamworth Tennis Club. The $5-million proposal includes installing new hard courts and upgrading the clubhouse. A ...
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MARSHALL LOOKS TO BUDGET FOR STATION FUNDING

With the state budget just around the corner Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall is continuing his push for a new 24-hour police station in Inverell. "Is an issue that needs to be addressed quite urgently ...
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GAV’S WEATHER: FINE WEATHER INLAND FOR NOW

The fronts have swept through the south east, with the last front pushing through a southerly and triggering some shower activity. It's set to remain clear inland, while on the coast a new swell will pulse ...
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MOTORISTS URGED TO TAKE CARE DURING SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

With school holidays in full-swing Oxley police are urging motorists to take extra care on the region's roads. So far this year 100 people have died on New South Wales roads - with two fatal ...
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LPSC SET TO BEGIN ON QUIPOLLY WATER PROJECT

The Liverpool Plains are just two years away from being totally drought-proof. On Wednesday, council will officially mark the start of the Quipolly Water Project. While planning has been underway for months, council is set ...
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SKILLS POINT HQ OPENS AT TAMWORTH TAFE

Tamworth TAFE will now be in charge of creating courses to be delivered to students across the state. This morning a new skills point headquarters was unveiled - set to develop programs around Aboriginal languages, ...
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JETGO SET TO DEPART FROM TAMWORTH

Tamworth regional airport will lose one of its four airlines - with Jetgo set to suspend services on the Tamworth to Brisbane route next month. The company says competition has forced them out... Council says ...
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REGIONAL AUSTRALIA BANK SET TO EXTEND TRADING IN BINGARA

There could be relief in sight for Bingara residents, with the Regional Australia Bank set to increase its trading hours. It comes as the N-A-B announced it would be closing its branch in town at ...
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GAV’S WEATHER: CLOUDLESS MONDAY

Once again there is very little cloud across the nation. The fronts have swept through the South East with the last front set to help push a southerly up the coast triggering some shower activity ...
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SPECTACULAR LIGHT SHOW BRINGS LITTLE RAIN IN NORTH WEST

(photo by of Ed Preece) There was a spectacular light show across the North West last night. These pictures were taken at Kootingal, as severe storm cells swept across the region. Large hail also fell ...
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NFF CALLS FOR BETTER BUSH COMMS

The National Farmers Federation is using the upcoming Federal Budget to call for improved telecommunications in regional Australia. President, Fiona Simson says reliable and affordable mobile phone and internet services are needed in the bush ...
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FOODIES DELIGHT AT SUNDAY LONG LUNCH

Local produce was celebrated on the final day of the Taste Tamworth Festival at the ever-popular Long Lunch. More than 170 people turned out at ANZAC park - local chefs using the menu to show ...
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GRIM OUTLOOK AS DRY CONDITIONS TAKE ITS TOLL

The New South Wales Department of Primary Industries says continued dry conditions through autumn could have a major impact on annual cropping and livestock production. The D-P-I has released its seasonal update - showing an ...
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PHOTO GALLERY – HUNTER CENTRAL COAST STORMS – APRIL 2018

It's been an incredible afternoon across the Hunter and Central Coast with mother nature in full force. Check out our photo gallery with some of the best shots of this afternoon's incredible cloud formations ...
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MANILLA WATER RESTRICTIONS TIGHTEN, WHILE COUNCIL IS ‘WORRIED’ ABOUT NUNDLE AND BENDEMEER

Tamworth, Moonbi and Kootingal may be out of the woods with water restrictions, but the news isn't as good for those at Manilla - who will see conditions further tightened next week. "They did have ...
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