BEAUTIFUL WEATHER BEFORE REMNANTS OF CYCLONE DEBBIE REACH US

The cloud cover remains thick over north eastern Queensland as Cyclone Debbie prepares to run aground. She is very well structured continue to build strength until she crosses the coast. A front is passing the ...
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THUNDERBOLTS WINNING STREAK CONTINUES

Tamworth remains undefeated in the 2017 men's State League basketball competition, accounting for St George at the Sports Dome last night. The victory allowing the Thunderbolts to go into a stretch of three away games ...
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CENTRAL NORTH DUO EARN CORELLAS CALL UP

Despite not registering a win at yesterday's New South Wales Country Women's Rugby Championships in Forster, two Central North players earned higher honours. Hooker Ellie Fordyce retained her Corellas jersey, while Rhiannon Byers impressed at ...
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PREPARATIONS CONTINUE FOR COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS

Central North's mens side completed its preparation for next month's Country Championships, with a seven-point win over the Mid North Coast in Coffs Harbour overnight. The victory building confidence in the Kookaburras squad ...
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THAI BOUTS AWAIT TAMWORTH FIGHTERS

A pair of Tamworth Muay Thai fighters will travel to Thailand on Monday, for six weeks of intense training and bouts. Veteran Ben Burrage is preparing for his first bare knuckle fight ...
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NEWSOME BREAKS SUPER RUGBY DUCK

Glen Innes product Alex Newsome scored his first Super Rugby try overnight, as part of the Western Force's starting side in New Zealand. The 22 year old took an intercept, and ran 60 metres to ...
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ROBINS READY FOR TAKE OFF

After re-branding themselves following last year's violent grand final, Wests are finally ready to hit the Group 4 playing field next month as the South West Robins. A new major sponsor securing the club's short-term ...
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GAV’S WEATHER – NICE START TO THE WEEKEND

Today another band of showers moved across northern NSW. The good news is it should clear taking the majority of the rain with it. The weekend is expected to get off to a fine start ...
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BURTON TOYOTA SURF REPORT – SOME QUALITY WAVES AHEAD

I like the look of the weekend for hitting the coast and finding some quality waves. The swell size and direction looks really good. Winds will be light and variable so it won't be perfect ...
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AUSSIE RULES MAKING INROADS

Tamworth's two Aussie Rules clubs have put their rivalry on hold, in a bid to see the sport grow in the region. The Swans and Kangaroos banding together to form a women's team, and put ...
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NEW ENGLAND RUGBY SEASON READY FOR KICK OFF

New joint venture Glen-Guyra face a tough assignment in tomorrow's first round of New England Rugby, travelling to Belle Vue for a clash with the defending champions. The majority of the St Alberts College premiership-winning ...
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METRO SIDE COMING TO TAMWORTH

Tamworth hopes to continue its undefeated State League basketball season tomorrow night, when it hosts St George. While the Sydney-outfit may be winless so far in 2017, the Thunderbolts are also looking to improve ...
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RAIN FORCES DELAYS TO GROUP 19 MATCHES

After a big dose of rain in the past 48 hours, Saturday's scheduled Group 19 rugby league matches in Inverell have been cancelled. With more wet weather forecast for the weekend, an early decision was ...
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CENTRAL NORTH SENDING STRONG SIDE TO THE COAST

Three Central North representative rugby union teams will be spread across northern New South Wales this weekend for matches. The womens 15-a-side outfit on the mid north coast, out to end Newcastle's dominance of the ...
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NORTHERN INLAND GIRLS CRICKET LEAGUE COMING TO AN END

The second Northern Inland 6er's Girls Cricket League draws to a close this weekend. Narrabri is hoping to complete an undefeated season on home turf ...
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COMPETITOR NUMBERS UP AT NCHA NATIONAL FINALS

The National Cutting Horse Association says competitor numbers were up at this year's national finals. The last day of competition saw the Breeders Incentive wrap up - with around $30, 000 in prize money up ...
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WEATHER: SOUTHERLY CHANGE ON THE WAY

Autumn so far has been dominated by a warm, moist, tropical air mass from the north. Overnight a southerly is going to move in across the Central Coast and Hunter, and push further north across ...
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EVOCITIES MOUNTAIN BIKE SERIES SHELVED FOR 2017

Council amalgamations are being blamed for the cancellation of the Evocities Mountain Bike Series. The event has been shelved for 20-17, but Tamworth Mountain Bike club says there is a silver lining to the decision ...
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WEATHER: STORMY TIMES

The days have a defined tropical feel to them at the moment and tropics are famous for big storms. This afternoon we've seen the skies light up across many areas of NSW and tomorrow will ...
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GAV’S WEATHER – MORE RAIN TO COME…

As many coastal communities are awash with constant rain many inland communities are still awaiting their turn. Tomorrow rain will begin to move in from the far west falling across central NSW to the western ...
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TAMWORTH CLAIMS ACROPOLIS DOUBLE

Tamworth won football's Acropolis Cup for the third time in four years this week. The hosts winning all four matches on home soil, to be the only side to remain undefeated. While the first women's ...
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TIGERS ROAR IN SEASON OPENER

Group 4's second division kicked off over the weekend, with Walcha, Kootingal and the Cowboys all registering wins. Bundarra toppled the Mountain Men, and Manilla began its Centenary season in style ...
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LAKE KEEPIT SAILORS FINALLY GET HANDS ON SILVERWARE AGAIN

Lake KeepIt claimed sailing's Thunderbolt Cup on home waters for the first time in nearly a decade over the weekend, defeating the New England club. While the KeepIt Cup was also up for grabs for ...
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THUNDERBOLTS DRAW POSITIVES FROM THE FIRST ROUND

The new look Tamworth Thunderbolts women's State League side gave one of last year's semi finalists a scare at the Sports Dome last night. Maitland's experience proving the difference in the second half ...
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DELUGE REPLENISHES HUNTER WATER SUPPLIES

As the north coast recovers from a deluge - in the Hunter, the rain hasn't been all bad news. The weather system has topped up the region's water supply, and there's more on the way ...
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NARWAN’S BRIEF CODE SWITCH A SUCCESS

The Narwan Eels have stunned their cross-code rivals, winning rugby union's Armidale Sevens yesterday afternoon. A late try seeing the rugby league outfit upset last year's New England Rugby champions, 15-12 ...
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MIXED DAY FOR THE TIGERS

Greater Northern has qualified for the semi finals of rugby league's Country Championships with a crushing win over East Coast in Tamworth today. But the Tigers hopes of claiming a fourth consecutive Under 16s title ...
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FLOOD RESCUES IN NORTHERN NSW AFTER PEOPLE IGNORE WARNINGS

At least three flood rescues have been carried out in northern New South Wales, as a low and trough continues to bring heavy rain and strong winds to the region. The rescues have been the ...
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REPRESENTATIVE BASKETBALL RETURNS TO THE NORTH WEST

Quirindi is hosting the first round of basketball's Northern Junior League second division this weekend. One of the smaller associations in the region, it's using Tamworth's Sports Dome as the venue ...
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GLEN INNES LOOKING FORWARD TO GROUP 19 RETURN

The Glen Innes Magpies have confirmed they'll field three teams in this year's Group 19 rugby league competition. Only a reserve grade side is missing, with Nick Ehsman to coach first grade. In a win ...
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