DR IAN TILEY SHOOTS DOWN CONCERNS OF ‘CONFLICT OF INTEREST’

As local council elections loom, concerns have been raised following the announcement the current Armidale administrator has nominated to run. It's been labelled a conflict of interest ...
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RAPID FLU TEST GIVES RURAL PATIENTS QUICKER DIAGNOSIS

Rural patients struck down with the flu can now access treatment quicker, with the rapid flu test now available in the bush. The technology allows diagnosis times to be slashed from days to hours - ...
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PROGRESS MADE IN MATERNITY STAFF SHORTAGES

There's been progress made in addressing the staff shortage at Tamworth Hospital's maternity ward. Recruitment is underway for the first ever, full-time lactation consultant - the new role set to be a massive help to ...
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NEW AIRBASE HELPS TAMWORTH RFS GET AIRBORNE

While the upgrades at Tamworth airport will allow bigger planes to land, the Rural Fire Service will also benefit. Construction of a new aerial fire base has begun, giving the service ample space to land ...
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TAMWORTH FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICE GIVEN HELPING HAND

With more than 300 domestic violence referrals every month, the Tamworth Family Support Service is stretched thin. But now it's been given a helping hand, with staff from a local business sacrificing part of their ...
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TILEY TO RUN IN ARMIDALE COUNCIL ELECTION

Armidale Regional Council Administrator Dr Ian Tiley has confirmed he'll run in the upcoming election. Dr Tiley took over as administrator in May last year, following the merger of Guyra and Armidale-Dumaresq Councils. He says ...
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WEATHER: COOL BEFORE WARM WEEKEND

The nights will still be quite cold with more inland frosts. The days are going to be a little cooler again, but the warm air is set to return over the weekend. So, cooler tomorrow ...
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COUNCIL HEADS TO US COUNTRY MUSIC CAPITAL

A group from Tamworth Council will to head to China next week, on a mission to boost tourism and economic ties with the Asian nation. It comes as council seeks approval for another overseas trip ...
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TAMWORTH BUS STOPS SET TO BE UPGRADED

More than $70-thousand will be spent across the Tamworth electorate upgrading problem bus stops. 81 locations have been earmarked for an overhaul- making them safer and more accessible to people who use public transport. "That ...
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ARMIDALE URGED TO HAVE SAY ON ‘SUPER’ SCHOOL

Parents, students and staff who are set to be impacted by the development of a new 'super' secondary school in Armidale are being urged to have their say. A new website has been launched to ...
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NERAM IN LINE FOR AN UPGRADE

The New England Regional Art Museum could be in line for an upgrade under the state government's new Regional Cultural Fund. It's hoped a new collection display will be installed, as well as improved storage ...
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GAV’S WEATHER – WARMEST DAY OF WINTER ON THE WAY

All clear once again for most of Australia. Another front is driving in across the south-east. The nights will remain quite cold with more inland frosts on the ranges. The days are going to be ...
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NEW DISTRICT COURT JUDGE FOR NEW ENGLAND AND NORTH WEST

A new district court judge begins work in the New England and North West this week It's the first time a regionally-based judge has been allocated to the region. "In the past we've always had ...
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WORKING GROUP FORMED TO DESIGN ARMIDALE’S NEW HYDRO POOL

Armidale's hydrotherapy pool has finally re-opened after poor water quality shut it down more than six months ago. But there's now calls to build an entirely brand new facility - a working group has been ...
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ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM GOES DIGITAL

A program designed to help low income earners pay power bills has stepped into the digital age. Recipients of the Energy Account Payment Assistance scheme can now apply for payments online - giving them quicker ...
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MAN ARRESTED AT TAMWORTH REGIONAL AIRPORT

A man has been arrested after allegedly threatening aircraft safety, at Tamworth Regional Airport. Police say the 73-year-old made initial threats as he passed through a security checkpoint around 7:30pm, before allegedly making further threats ...
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AIRPORT UPGRADES ACCOMMODATE LARGER AIRCRAFT

New upgrades at Tamworth Regional Airport have been opened today - the site now able to accommodate larger aircrafts. The improvements will open doors for more tourists to the region ...
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GAV’S WEATHER – WINTER MAGIC

All clear once again for most of Australia. Two massive highs dominate the nation. The nights will remain quite cold with more inland frosts. The days are going to be warmer with a taste of ...
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ALLEGED AIRPORT THREATS LAND 73-YEAR-OLD IN COURT

A man will face court after allegedly making threats at the security checkpoint at Tamworth Regional Airport. Police accuse the 73-year-old man of making the threats around 7.30pm last night. The man then allegedly made ...
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URALLA’S NEW BUSINESS CHAMBER TO PLAN FOR FUTURE

For the first time in a number of years, the township of Uralla has a business chamber. Local business owners are being urged to get involved - with the group set to hold its first ...
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MACDONALD TO FLY THE GUYRA FLAG AT ARMIDALE REGIONAL COUNCIL ELECTION

Aileen MacDonald will fly the flag for Guyra at the upcoming Armidale Regional Council election. She says it's important for the small town to have a voice following council's merger with its southern neighbour ...
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FIVE TO FACE COURT OVER ALLEGED MOREE BREAK-IN’S

A group of five men will face court in relation to a string of alleged break and enter offences in the north of New South Wales. Over Friday night and Saturday morning, a number commercial ...
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REGIONAL EDUCATION REVIEW

Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce is calling for his local electorate to make their voices heard in the regional education review. The report aims to identify key issues and challenges faced by students educated in ...
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NSW FOOD AUTHORITY NAME AND SHAME LIST: TAMWORTH ADDITION

The New South Wales Food Authority has made some local additions to its Name and Shame List. The Colonel won't happy to hear that South Tamworth KFC is one food outlet recently added. It's been ...
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CHALLENGE COMMUNITY SERVICES BACK PAY 18 EMPLOYEES

One of Tamworth's largest disability not-for-profits say its accidentally underpaid eighteen employees. Challenge Community Services has back-paid $370,000 to their workers, after a disability classification mistake. Fair Work says the workers were classified as "employees ...
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SECOND STAGE OF OXLEY HIGHWAY UPGRADES COMPLETE

Drivers can rest easy as they travel between Tamworth and Gunnedah, with  roadworks now complete. It's the second set of overtaking lanes on the Oxley Highway to be fixed, as part of a $60-million upgrade ...
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$4.5 MILLION INVESTMENT INTO TAMWORTH’S MOBILE NETWORK

For those living in the New England and Parkes region, a choice of phone providers will soon be on the cards. Optus has allocated $4.5-million to develop and upgrade its services in the Tamworth network ...
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THE NORTH WEST SHIVERS AS TEMPERATURES PLUMMET

Woolbrook in the north west of New South Wales dropped to a low of -8.0 overnight, the lowest temperature in the region this month, and one of the lowest temperatures in the state overnight. The ...
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MANDEL TOUR | TRAVELLING GUITARIST RAISING AWARENESS FOR LIFELINE

Travelling around Australia for three years may sound like a holiday- but that's not the case for Murray Mandel. The Sydney singer and his guitar were in Tamworth today, raising funds for Lifeline ...
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