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TAMWORTH MP MEETS WITH BUSINESSES AT ‘STATE OF THE STATE’ LUNCHEON

New South Wales boasts the richest economy in the country and today Tamworth MP Kevin Anderson met with local business owners to discuss how the local region is benefiting. More than 100 people attended the Tamworth Business Chamber’s ‘State of the State’ luncheon, with jobs, skills and investment all hot topics. The impacts of drought also a concern. “Those associated businesses in agriculture are feeling it. Those in Peel Street, those retailers. There’s not that excess cash floating around at the moment where they’re going to buy that coffee or they’re going to go and buy that dress or they’re going to go and buy those shoes.” The State of the Nation lunch will be held later in the year. (VISION AND AUDIO IN PARTS)

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INVERGOWRIE ELECTRICIAN TO RUN FOR NORTHERN TABLELANDS SEAT

An electrician from Invergowrie will run as a candidate in next year’s state election. The Shooters, Fishers and Farmers party have named Rayne Single as their candidate for the seat of Northern Tablelands. Launching his campaign in Tingha, Mr Single believes the region’s smaller communities have been ignored by the Nationals. “They’ve failed to fight council mergers, they’ve failed to fight for drought funding and they’ve failed to stand up against the city Liberals.” (vision and audio in parts)

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RECORD NUMBER OF FINALISTS FOR TAMWORTH BUSINESS AWARDS

The finalists for the Tamworth Business Awards were locked in this morning, and the Business Chamber says it wasn’t an easy list to narrow down. A record number of finalists were chosen for this year’s event. “We had 500 individual businesses nominated this year, our acceptance rate was up – so much so that we’ve had to put a few extra finalists in each category because we were overwhelmed with the amount and we didn’t want people to miss out,” said the Tamworth Business Chamber. Votes for the People’s Choice Award are now open, with over 100 businesses nominated for the inaugural award. Winners of all categories will be announced next month. (NOTE: AUDIO IN SOME PARTS ONLY)

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TAMWORTH LAMB SALE BREAKS NATIONAL RECORD

It’s a town with many claims to fame, and now Tamworth can add sheep sales to that list. Today’s sales saw the top seller breaking a national record for lambs – setting a new top price of $292. The vendors were from a property in Upper Bingara – they also hold the previous record for Tamworth. (NOTE: VISION ONLY)

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