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Sam Burbury completed his Bachelor of Journalism at Bond University on the Gold Coast, before joining NBN's Lismore newsroom as a reporter in November 2015. He moved south to Newcastle in July 2018, where he now works as a reporter and producer.

TOTAL FIRE BANS DECLARED ACROSS NORTHERN NSW

Extreme heat is forecast for most of Northern New South Wales on Sunday, with temperatures in the mid-to-high 30’s expected across the broadcast area. Newcastle is heading for a top of 36 degrees, the Hunter Valley 38, while the mercury could soar above 40 in some parts of the North West. The rural fire service has declared a total fire ban, stretching from the Hunter to the Queensland border. (VISION ONLY)

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DECISION TO UPHOLD MINE’S REHABILITATION STRATEGY WELCOMED BY BHP

BHP has welcomed the land and environment court’s decision, to uphold the Mount Arthur Coal Mine’s rehabilitation strategy. The company says it restored almost 1200 hectares of the mine during the last financial year, and has promised to maintain close community ties. Muswellbrook Shire Council launched the legal action last year, due to concerns about rehabilitation standards onsite.

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