TAMWORTH’S WESTPAC RESCUE HELICOPTER BASE EXTENSIONS OFFICIALLY OPEN

They run more than 3000 missions each year, saving lives in some of the most remote parts of the state. Now the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service Base at Tamworth has been fitted with the latest ...
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LABOR PREPARE FOR POSSIBLE NEW ENGLAND BY-ELECTION

While Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce's dual citizenship case remains before the High Court, Labor is preparing to go to a by-election. ALP Senator Sam Dastyari was in Tamworth last night rallying support for the ...
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ANDERSON VOWS TO OVERHAUL TAMWORTH’S MENTAL HEALTH UNIT

Tamworth's mental health facility could be in line for an overhaul. The Banksia unit was left out of the $220-million hospital redevelopment.. Local member Kevin Anderson says the current facility is in desperate need of ...
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REGION’S PRODUCE SHOWCASED ON INTERNATIONAL STAGE

Regional producers have had the chance to showcase their products on an international stage. 16 exhibitors were chosen to represent New South Wales at the Fine Food Australia trade show - the biggest event of ...
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NEW CAMPAIGN HIGHLIGHTS CANCER SUPPORT SERVICES IN THE BUSH

Cancer treatment often requires a lot of travel and time spent away from loved ones. Now a Moree resident is sharing her 30-year cancer journey as part of a new Cancer Council campaign - to ...
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GAV’S WEATHER – MORE SUMMER-LIKE WEATHER ON THE WAY

Fronts continue to clip the south-eastern corner of the nation. The latest will move across the south-east tomorrow, and we will receive another rise in temperatures. So we have another hot summers-like day on the ...
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CALALA COTTAGE SPRING FAIR

A trip down memory lane was the theme for the Tamworth Historical Society, celebrating its 60th anniversary at today's Calala Cottage Spring Fair. It was a step back in time - with vintage cars lining the ...
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MARRIAGE EQUALITY ROADSHOW TOURS THROUGH PEEL STREET

It continues to divide the nation - to vote yes or no on legalising same sex marriage. Today, a team from the Yes Campaign stopped by Tamworth to chat with locals ...
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MAN GORED BY BULL NEAR NARRABRI

A 54 year old man is in a serious condition after being gored by a bull on a property south of Narrabri. The man is believed to have suffered chest injuries and a punctured lung ...
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11 COUNCILLORS DECIDED FOR ARMIDALE

The final counts have been tallied and the 11 councillors to make up the first Armidale Regional Council have now been finalised. Former administrator Ian Tiley, Country Labor candidate Debra O'Brien and former Deputy Mayor ...
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EMERGENCY SERVICES GATHER IN TAMWORTH

While the RFS held workshops across the state today, they were joined by other emergency services at Tamworth. Demonstrations and bushfire safety tips on hand for local residents ...
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FENTANYL AND CASH STOLEN FROM MOREE PHARMACY

Prescription drugs and a sum of cash have been stolen from a pharmacy in the North-West of New South Wales. A group of three men, one of whom was armed with a knife, entered the ...
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DON’T FORGET TO VOTE

It's a survey that's certainly prompted plenty of discussion - whether to vote yes or no on same sex marriage. Marriage equality campaigners will arrive in the New England North West tomorrow, encouraging locals and ...
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WOMEN GATHER FOR CHILDREN’S EDUCATION

Barnaby Joyce and Kevin Anderson also attended a national women's gathering while they were in Tamworth today. The special guests took a break from politics and entertained the crowd - who do tireless and often ...
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BRIDGES NEXT FOR UPGRADES ACROSS THE NEW ENGLAND

The member for New England has announced more than $1.7-million for his electorate under the Federal Government's Bridges Renewal Program. It will allow 11 bridge projects to take place across the Armidale Regional, Tamworth Regional, ...
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$15,000 FOR BILLABONG CLUBHOUSE

Members and staff of Billabong Clubhouse were only too happy to accept a $15-thousand cheque today to see their shed upgraded. So much creativity is flowing out of the existing shed, that an extension is ...
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BURTON TOYOTA SURF REPORT

There should be some nice little waves to be found to kick start the weekend. Swell is abating tomorrow. Winds are going to swing onshore for most on Sunday as another pulse in the swell ...
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GAV’S WEATHER – MORE FINE WEATHER WEEKEND

Another front sweeps in across the south-east, bringing with it another short lived blast of cooler air for the second half of the weekend. Fronts continue to clip the south eastern corner of the nation ...
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SHOT AT THE STATE CHAMPS

An enthusiastic group of talented girls think they've got what it takes to become the best footballers in the state. The under 12 Northern Inland side are taking off for the New South Wales championships ...
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TAMWORTH’S SIMPLE BUT POWERFUL QUESTION

They're the three little words that go a long way, are you okay? Tamworth turned yellow today encouraging conversations about mental health and suicide prevention, by asking the simple question ...
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RIDE FOR SICK KIDS PEDALS FROM INVERELL TO NEWCASTLE

Around $500 per kilometre is the goal of an avid group of cyclists taking to the New England Highway. The Ride for Sick Kids completing the third leg in their journey today, as they raise ...
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CREATING ‘LINKS FOR LIFE’ IN TAMWORTH

Support services from across the region gathered in Tamworth today for the Links for Life Disability Expo. There's no slowing down for the event - now in its tenth year ...
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GAV’S WEATHER: WINDS EASING AS FINE WEATHER RETURNS

There is some cloud streaking its way across south eastern Australia as another front sweeps in bringing with it a short lived blast of cold air.  The centre and northern Australia is still cloud free ...
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SOUTH TAMWORTH MEDICAL PROPOSAL SOON UP FOR PUBLIC CONSULT

Tamworth residents will soon be able to have their say on a proposed $5-million medical centre for South Tamworth. Tamworth Regional Council has moved to seek public consultation, after a concept was put forward by ...
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CBD SMOKING BAN A SUCCESS

If you've noticed the air in the main streets of Tamworth, Manilla and Barraba feeling fresher, you're not wrong. A smoke-free council initiative is proving successful 18 months on ...
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GOVERNOR TO HONOUR GUNNEDAH

The New South Wales Governor visited Gunnedah today and he didn't leave empty handed. He's taking a jar of dirt back to Sydney - a simple yet symbolic way of honouring the region's servicemen and ...
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TAMWORTH REGIONAL COUNCIL MAKES SOME BIG CALLS

A contentious meeting last night saw Tamworth Regional Council divided over the deputy mayor's position.. But a decision eventually came to light, as did important resolutions ahead of the Country Music Festival ...
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INVERELL AIRPORT BACK IN ACTION

Getting to Brisbane is now a whole lot faster for the people Narrabri and Inverell. They can fly direct from today after the first Fly Corporate flights took to the air ...
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CAREER MASTER CLASS

Tamworth students now have access to a new program aimed at helping them plan for life after school. A local apprentice chef has stepped up to the plate, sharing his experience, in the hope of ...
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NUNDLE WATER TREATMENT PLANT OFFICIALLY OPENED

It's been a problem for the town of Nundle for years, but now a multi-million dollar upgrade to the local water treatment plant means it can function through floods. An improvement in water quality - ...
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