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DROUGHT FUNDRAISING AUCTION ONLINE NOW

The bids are flowing in fast, just hours after the ‘R U Aware, We Care’ drought campaign launched its online action. Up for sale is a black fender guitar, signed by Lee Kernaghan himself. As well as an original canvas painting of Slim Dusty. The auction is live until Sunday at 2pm, all funds raised will be donated to drought affected families across the region. NOTE: VISION ONLY

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GUNNEDAH SWITCHED ON TO NATIONAL BROADBAND NETWORK

More than 4,300 homes and businesses across Gunnedah now have access to the National Broadband Network. Residents will be able to enjoy faster internet speeds, and it’s expected to be a big boost for local businesses. “With technology being the way it is, it’s supposed to speed everything up for us and make it easier but when you’re sitting their waiting for something to download or your email cuts out, and things like that, it can be very frustrating,” Stacey Cooke, Gunnedah Business Chamber. But residents are being urged to do their homework and keep service providers honest and competitive – with 18-months to switch over. NOTE: AUDIO IN PARTS ONLY

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COMMUNITY INVITED TO COME TOGETHER TO PRAY FOR RAIN

Residents are being invited to ‘Pray for Rain’ at the Tamworth Town Hall this evening. Local churches have banded together to organise the hour-long prayer time, asking for the heavens to open up for a much-needed downpour. “This is for people of any church, or no church at all, even if you just want to come and watch. Just come and be part of it as a display of support for the farming community,” Howard Barnes, Ministers Fraternal. If you’d like to take part, the ‘Prayer for Rain’ will begin at 7.30pm. NOTE: AUDIO IN PARTS ONLY

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SHENHUA WATERMARK EXPLORATION LICENCE RENEWED BY STATE GOVERNMENT

The New South Wales government says it will not release other parts of the Liverpool Plains for mining exploration, despite renewing the Shenhua exploration license. It comes just twelve months after the state bought back half the license, in a bid to ‘strike a balance between protecting the area’s farming future and encouraging investment in the resources sector.’ Resources Minister, Don Harwin says the renewal allows Shenhua to continue exploration but does NOT provide approval to start mining. The exploration licence for the Shenhua Watermark Coal Project has been renewed today by the NSW Government. The Resources Minister says they “will not release further parts of the #LiverpoolPlains for exploration”. @nbnnews pic.twitter.com/v44Fa6zNPV — Amelia Bernasconi (@millbernasconi) July 19, 2018 NOTE: VISION ONLY

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DROUGHT RECEIVES NATIONAL ATTENTION ON TODAY SHOW AGENDA

It’s a crisis which is impacting a large portion of the NBN News viewing region – 53% of NSW is currently in drought, while many other areas are classified as drought affected. We have covered several stories surrounding the drought, this morning the issue was given national attention – with The Today Show discussing the drought’s impacts during its morning Agenda segment. North West local, Lucy Gallagher, was one of two featured in the chat, see below for the full video:

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ARMIDALE COMMUNITY MEETS OVER CRIME CONCERNS

Concerned Armidale residents met with local police and councillors overnight to discuss crime concerns in the town. Over the past few weeks there’s been a number of break-ins and robberies – particularly around the Girraween Shopping Village, on Queen Elizabeth Drive. A lack of drug rehab facilities in the city was also a concern raised at the meeting. The group is expected to meet again next month. (vision only)

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