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TRAVEL REBATE FOR GREYHOUND TRAINERS

Trainers are being offered a rebate from Greyhound Racing New South Wales, after two more tracks around the region were closed indefinitely this week. “They’ve put up an $80 travel rebate for trainers that need to travel to wherever they need to go to either work their dogs, train their dogs or race their dogs,” Tamworth MP Kevin Anderson. The Tamworth track was closed after a dog had to be euthanised, while Armidale failed a routine inspection. NOTE: AUDIO IN PARTS ONLY

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UNE LIONS PLAYER ALICIA QUIRK RETURNS FROM INJURY FOR AUSTRALIAN PEARLS

UNE Lions player, Alicia Quirk will make a welcome return to the Australian Women’s team, for round two of the World Rugby Sevens series in Dubai. Having suffered a knee injury at the World Cup in July, the Rio Olympic gold medallist has been working tirelessly on her fitness. The Aussie team is expected to experience some trying conditions in the UAE An aspect that should play in their favour, according to coach, John Manenti. PLEASE NOTE: SOME AUDIO UNAVAILABLE.    

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TAMWORTH BULL-RIDERS TO LINE-UP AT PBR FINALS IN TOWNSVILLE

It’s the biggest PBR event of the year Down Under, an occasion two Tamworth bull-riders don’t intend on passing-up. Following on from last weekend’s Iron Cowboy event at AELEC, Tamworth’s Ethan Watts and Lachie Slade have booked their tickets to the PBR grand final in Townsville. For Slade, there’s a further incentive this weekend beyond the big bucks on offer; he’s second in the race for the PBR Rookie of the Year title. 22 riders are currently battling for the 2018 PBR Australia National Champion title. PLEASE NOTE: SOME AUDIO UNAVAILABLE.  

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NATIONALS WATERSKIING COMPETITIONS WILL STILL GO AHEAD IN MOREE

The Australian Junior Masters and National Waterskiing Championships will go ahead in Moree early next year. The announcement follows a wave of uncertainty with the dry conditions posing problems in keeping the lakes full and ready for such large-scale competitions. Moree Plains Shire Council has approved a change in the management agreement – allowing the Moree Water Ski Club to stop pumping into the third lake to see that water keep the other two full. A change in depth requirements was also approved – still in line with national guidelines. NOTE: VISION ONLY

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