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POLICE CRACK DOWN ON FOOTY VIOLENCE

Police have met with Group-19 rugby league officials and Country Rugby League have ordered a report after the region’s grand final was ended early due to fears for player safety. One player required treatment after allegedly being hit in the head with a beer can, in what was yet another ugly end to a match.

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VOTERS SPEAK UP

If you haven’t already voted in the council elections, it’s more than likely you’ll cop a $55 fine, with polling booths now closed. The votes are being counted to determine who’s in and who’s out.

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UPPER HUNTER MINE PLAN SHAFTED

The state government has sent the water plan for the Bickham coal mine back to the developers, saying it’s not good enough to put on public exhibition. Those opposing the Upper Hunter mine say it’s proof the whole proposal isn’t up to scratch.

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A HAT-TRICK FOR OXLEY

Three northwest students have been recognised as the state’s brightest. The trio from Tamworth’s Oxley High were back home today after receiving the Minister’s Award for Excellence in Student Achievement.

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HOSPITAL DA ON FULL VIEW

The development application for the redevelopment of Narrabri hospital is out on public exhibition. The building design will be on display at the Narrabri Council chambers until early next month, before being voted on by council. The state government announced $5.6-million in funding for the project in the last budget.

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TIGHTENING MINING LAWS

The debate over mining versus agriculture isn’t going away, with calls now for the state government to tighten legislation covering coal exploration. The Namoi Catchment Management Authority says further studies are needed on mining’s effect on groundwater.

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HAVING A BEEF ABOUT DEVON

Most of us may think of devon as a manufactured meat product, best served on white bread, with tomato sauce. But for more than 50 international beef industry representatives visiting the Hunter, it’s a breed of cattle that’s a way of life.

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