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UNE STUDENTS WIN AGRIBUSINESS COMPETITION IN ARGENTINA

A group of agribusiness students from the University of New England have come home with a win after the 2018 Student Case Competition in Argentina. Mixing farming with business, it challenged students to think about solutions to some of the issues faced in the industry. It’s the fifth year UNE has taken part, with this year’s efforts no small feat. “Our intermediate team, that is a team of postgraduates, they came first in that section, so we won that section, and then at the undergraduate level our teams came second and third, so quite a successful trip in terms of the competition,” said Agribusiness Professor Derek Baker.

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TRUCK ROLLOVER NORTH OF NARRABRI

A man has sustained minor injuries after a b-double roll over north of Narrabri. Emergency services were called to the incident on the Newel Highway at around 9.30 this morning. The oatmeal truck left a small mess, including a diesel spill – with Fire and Rescue crews called in to clean up. Police are investigating whether fatigue was a factor in the crash. Traffic was disrupted for much of the day. Photos: Fire and Rescue NSW Station 399 Narrabri

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INVERELL POLICE STATION PUSHES FORWARD WITH DESIGN WORK

Inverell is one step closer to housing a new police station, with design work now underway. Local officers have been consulting with planning staff as part of the $8.5-million project. The current 60-year-old station will be demolished as the new structure is built. Northern Tablelands MP, Adam Marshall, says Inverell is the only 24-hour police station in the region that is more than 10 years old. Construction is expected to begin next year. NOTE: VISION ONLY

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