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SISTER CITY FOR TAMWORTH AND NUNDLE ON THE CARDS

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Tamworth Regional Council will tonight discuss entering into another two sister city relationships within China. It’s hoped a link will be established between Tamworth and Xingyi as well as Nundle and Qinglong. Nundle’s Chinese heritage is displayed annually at its Easter Go For Gold Festival, and a sister city relationship is aimed at strengthening that connection. Both unions are expected to prove beneficial both educationally and agriculturally. [VISION ONLY, NO AUDIO]   Read More »

LPSC COUNCIL TO LAUNCH AN ONLINE SURVEY

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To gauge how the Liverpool Plains community feels about the state government’s Fit for the Future plan, council will launch an online survey next week. While a merger with Gunnedah Shire Council has been encouraged, Mayor Andrew Hope is confident it can stand alone. Residents are urged to fill out the survey so council can receive an accurate picture of whether the community wants it to remain independent. A number of events will take place this month where the plan can be discussed. [VISION ONLY, NO AUDIO]   Read More »

TAMWORTH COUNTING ON NEW WATER MINISTER

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Tamworth Regional Council is hoping to tackle the Peel Valley water pricing problem with help from the new state Minister for Water, Niall Blair. Residents have long paid more than double the water bills of those located in nearby valleys.   Read More »

MORE WOMEN URGED TO BECOME FIREFIGHTERS

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Fire and Rescue New South Wales is urging more females to become firefighters when annual recruiting begins in May. Currently only four-and-a-half per cent of the workforce is made up of women. Read More »

IPART CALLS FOR FREEZE ON REGIONAL TAXI FARES

Regional Taxis

The state’s Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal has recommended a freeze on all taxi fares in regional New South Wales. The draft report – released today – also calls for taxi licensing reforms to address undersupply issues. Read More »

FEDERAL AGRICULTURE MINISTER LASHES OUT AT ANIMAL WELFARE GROUP PETA

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Federal agriculture minister Barnaby Joyce has labelled a new video created by animal welfare group PETA as false and misleading. The video attacks the wool industry, claiming sheep are often abused and mistreated by shearers. Rock band guitarist and vegan campaigner Jona Weinhofen, is the main feature of the video and is depicted holding what seems to be a bloodied lamb. “Mr Weinhofen has turned up with a prop and basically said it was a sheep and completely disparaged the whole of the shearing industry. An industry which is our third largest rural export worth about $2.8 billion a year.” Mr Joyce says a number of shearers have voiced their concerns about the misleading content of the video. (VISION AND PARTS OF AUDIO ONLY) Read More »

NEW ENGLAND MEDICARE LOCAL TO JOINTLY OPERATE A PRIMARY HEALTH NETWORK

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New England Medicare local says it’s still unclear how many jobs will go when the federal government’s Primary Health Networks are rolled out on July one. The organisation will operate a Primary Health Network in conjunction with the Hunter and Central Coast. Read More »

MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR HOUSING DEVELOPMENT GIVEN THE GREEN LIGHT IN URALLA

Uralla Housing

A multi-million dollar housing development has been giving the green light in Uralla. 60 residential lots will soon be available on Barleyfields Road and Warwick Street, making it one of the biggest single housing developments in the town’s history. Read More »

ANOTHER THUMPING SWELL

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Another big pulse of swell is on the way over night moving quickly up the coast. Very dangerous for boating and rock fishing. Only experienced fit surfers should take it on in the southern point breaks tomorrow. It will be a foggy start into a cloud affected but fine day. The only chance of a shower will be in the far north east corner of New South Wales. Some very nice conditions are on the way until the end of the week. Read More »

POLICE STILL UNSURE OF WHAT CAUSED MICROLIGHT PLANE CRASH NEAR GLEN INNES

Plane Crash

Police say it’s still unclear what caused a microlight aircraft to crash into a paddock on a property near Glen Innes yesterday. A 51-year-old man and a 55-year-old woman were killed in the incident. Read More »

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