$750,000 REWARD ANNOUNCED TO HELP LOCATE MURDERED WOMAN’S BODY

Police know Johann Morgan was murdered, they even know who killed her, but they don't know where her body is. Now they've announced a reward of $750,000 for information that helps return the mother and ...
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ARMIDALE PUTS IN BID FOR PILOT TRAINING ACADEMY

Armidale airport has put in a bid for the Qantas Pilot Training Academy. However after failing to meet some of the criteria, some worry it could hit turbulence ...
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TAX BREAK FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

Running a small regional business can be tough, especially with an increase to the minimum wage on the horizon. But thanks to the new state budget, a tax break is on the way ...
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MAN DIES IN CRASH IN URALLA

A 47-year-old man who died in a single vehicle crash in Uralla last night has been identified as local school teacher Malcolm Boyd. Emergency services were called to Kingstown Road, near Wallaby Rocks Lane after ...
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PUMPKIN RUN HITS THE ROAD

A group of local kids ditched the school books, and hit the road for a different kind of education today. They're part of Pathfinders' annual Pumpkin Run, making its way from Armidale on a mission ...
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47-YEAR-OLD DIES IN CRASH AT URALLA

A 47-year-old man has died in a single vehicle accident in Uralla at 10 pm last night. Emergency services were called to Kingstown Road near the intersection of Wallaby Rocks Lane after the vehicle he ...
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LPSC CONSIDERS ADDING FLUORIDE TO WATER SUPPLY

The smiles of thousands in the Liverpool Plains may soon be a lot brighter, with council considering adding flouride to the water supply. But it's a decision yet to be embraced by the community ...
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RED CROSS FEELS THE PINCH OF WINTER

As the season's temperatures continue to plumet, the Red Cross is feeling the cool pinch. Blood donations are decreasing across the country...with the service urging people to roll up their sleeve and donate for a ...
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MOBILE VOTING APP BY UNE RESEARCHERS IS PROGRESSING WELL

Long lines, no parking and impatient children in tow - it's a common scenario on voting day. But a UNE research team is working on a solution to usher voting into the digital age with ...
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ROADS AND INFRASTRUCTURE AT THE TOP OF TAMWORTH’S BUDGET WISH LIST

In the lead up to the state budget, councillors across the region have compiled wishlists they're hoping to tick off come Tuesday. Tamworth Regional Mayor, Col Murray is leading the charge with some pet projects ...
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HELPING POUND PETS THROUGH WINTER

As the weather cools down, spare a thought for our furry friends. Tamworth Regional Council is asking residents to think twice before throwing out old blankets, with the pound in desperate need. Any donations to ...
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DROUGHT IMPACTING REGIONAL ECONOMIES

Close to the entire state is experiencing drought at some level. But it seems it's not only those on the land doing it tough, as the impact trickles into regional economies ...
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PARAMEDIC WORKFORCE BOOST WELCOMED BY UNION

Hundreds of paramedics will boost the workforce in the coming years - a welcome relief for Armidale which hasn't seen a significant influx of staff for decades. It's something the paramedics union has long been ...
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ONE HIGH PROFILE NATIONAL MEMBER ABSENT FROM THE STATE CONFERENCE

The New South Wales' National Party's annual general conference has kicked off today. The state branch determined to keep the focus policy, once it was clear that the Member for New England wasn't attending ...
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BRADLEY MOTTRAM SENTENCED TO 18 YEARS AFTER MOTHER’S STABBING DEATH

A man who stabbed his mother to death at Inverell in 2015 has been sentenced to 18 years in prison. Bradley Mottram - 19 at the time - had pleaded guilty. Just the day before ...
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TAMWORTH LAUNCHES REGIONAL MUMS AND BUBS EXPO

Getting access to services in the bush can sometimes be tricky - but two passionate mums say that's not the case when it comes to pregnancy. They've organised an expo this Saturday, showcasing the abundance ...
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BEDE BURKE RE-ELECTED AS CHAIR OF NSW NATIONALS

Tamworth farmer Bede Burke has been re-elected as the Chairman of the New South Wales National Party. The unanimous vote on the eve of the annual conference sees Mr Bourke enter his fifth year in the ...
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GUYRA DAM DROPS BELOW 65 PER CENT

The drought is also taking a toll on water supplies, with tightened restrictions looming over the Guyra community. Armidale Regional Council is urging residents to conserve as much water as they can, as the town's ...
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FARMERS SAY DROUGHT PACKAGE IS A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION

Yesterday's drought assistance package announced by the state government has been met with mixed emotions. While the much anticipated freight and fodder subsidies were not included, some farmers say it's a good step in the ...
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UNE TO SUFFER UNDER GOVERNMENT FUNDING FREEZE

Regional universities are set to be hit hardest by a funding freeze, according to data released to the ABC. A freedom of information request revealed the Federal Government is freezing up to 15-percent of some ...
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$500,000 UPGRADES COMPLETE AT TAMWORTH REHABILITATION UNIT

Post-surgery care for patients across the region has been improved with renovations of the Tamworth Rehabilitation unit now complete. The $500-thousand upgrades are also a reflection of community input ...
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CCTV SURVEILLANCE TO BE BEEFED UP ACROSS TAMWORTH

Do the wrong thing and you will be caught - that's the message from Tamworth Regional Council. It says almost $1-million will be spent beefing up CCTV surveillance across the city, in a bid to ...
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POLICE CHAT WITH LOCALS TO REDUCE FEAR AND CRIME

Police took to South Tamworth today for a chat with residents, lending an ear and offering advice. The crime prevention working group were also on hand, to listen to concerns straight from the source ...
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PRICE HIKE FOR CHAFFEY DAM WATER

From next month, Tamworth Regional Council will be hit with a $680,000 annual charge to access water from Chaffey Dam - regardless of how much is actually used. Tonight, council will consider a proposal on ...
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DROUGHT HIGH PRIORITY AT NATIONAL PARTY STATE CONFERENCE

National Party members will converge at Cowra later this week, for the annual state conference. Drought relief measures are set to be a high priority, with the member for Tamworth expecting a funding announcement soon ...
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TAMWORTH MILLIONAIRE CLAIMS HIS JACKPOT

Tamworth's mystery millionaire has finally claimed his jackpot after Saturday night's Lotto draw. The Tamworth man took home just over $1,000,000, with the winning ticket sold at Memories Newsagency in the Tamworth Square. It comes ...
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COUNCIL PREPARES FOR BULK WASTE COLLECTION

It may be winter, but Tamworth Regional Council is urging residents to do a little spring cleaning ahead of next week's bulky household waste collection. Tamworth, Attunga, Moonbi and Kootingal will be first on the ...
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QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY HONOURS

Tamworth country music mainstay Eric Scott was one of eight people around the region to receive one of the Queen's Birthday Honours. After a career dedicated to country music, he is being recognised for his ...
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PHASING OUT OF SHORT TERM GRAZING PERMITS PUTS STRAIN ON LOCAL DROVERS

With the drought's impact continuing to be felt, one droving family has been on the road for nine-months keeping cattle alive. But short term grazing permits for Travelling Stock Reserves are being phased out, with ...
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MEN’S HEALTH WEEK

Men are being encouraged to speak out about their health issues, as Men's Health Week kicks off. In Tamworth, a local prostate cancer support group is using it to start discussions about the disease. Particularly, ...
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