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RECORD NUMBERS AT 23RD ANNUAL CELTIC FESTIVAL

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Kilts and tartan have been the attire of choice in Glen Innes this weekend at the Celtic Festival. Record numbers attended the 23rd annual event. Read More »

HUNDREDS BRAVE RAIN FOR NUNDLE’S GREAT DOG RACE

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Despite the rain hundreds have turned out for Nundle’s Great Dog Race. The annual event is a major fundraiser for the local public school and organisers expect to raise more than $10,000. Read More »

JUDGES BLOWN AWAY AT COUNTRY DANCE FESTIVAL

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Judging is well underway at the Australian Country Dance Festival in Tamworth. Hundreds of singles, duos and trios are competing for national titles, in a number of different genres.   Read More »

SHOWGROUND STILL OPERATING

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Following the resignation of five members of the Armidale Showground Reserve, MP Adam Marshall confirmed the grounds will operate as normal under a local administrator. With only two members remaining on the reserve trust, Crown Lands New South Wales has taken over. It will be a temporary measure until new members are appointed. “The reserve will operate as normal, people will be able to use it, all of the events that have been scheduled will continue as usual and the business plan will be developed.” Nominations will be called for in the next six months.   Read More »

SAFETY UPGRADES FOR NOTORIOUS INTERSECTION

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$1-million in safety upgrades have been announced for the Meadows Lane intersection of the New England Highway at Tamworth. The move has been welcomed by residents, who’ve for years lobbied for its improvement. Read More »

DOG UNIT STILL ANOTHER SIX MONTHS AWAY

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Tamworth is another step closer to securing a permanent dog unit with the expressions of interest period completed. The chosen handler will undergo months of training before eventually starting work with the Oxley LAC. “It’s a 16 week training course, uh and what that will do, will allow the dog handler to learn all about what it needs to do and the requirements, and then there’s a four week placement with New South Wales police dog unit at Menai.” The handler will work with both a drug and general purpose dog. “The problems we have with ice and various drug problems, uh we’re really looking forward to having a dog uh permanently based here.” MP Kevin Anderson is hopeful the successful applicant will be announced within the next week. [VISION WITH AUDIO IN PARTS]   Read More »

NORTHERN TABLELANDS POPULATION INCREASING

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Although the Northern Tablelands is experiencing challenging economic times and an ongoing drought, the population is continuing to increase. Latest figures show nearly 1,500 people have relocated to the region in the last five years.   Read More »

HUNDREDS OF CWA MEMBERS COMING TO TAMWORTH

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Medicinal cannabis, fee free ATM’s and nurse to patient ratios are all up for discussion at the state Country Women’s Association conference. More than 500 people will arrive in Tamworth over the weekend for the event.   Read More »

WEATHER: EAST COAST LOW LATEST

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We are now entering the worst period, as the east coast low reaches its peak and begins to track south along the coast. Heavy rain causing flooding, strong to gale force winds and huge dangerous seas and swell will track south overnight into tomorrow. It’s expected to reach the Hunter by Saturday afternoon. Once the centre of the low passes, conditions will ease quickly in the north. The system will clear during Sunday. Boating and surfing is not recommended, until the centre of the low passes. Read More »

THE ART OF WOOL

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Some of the world’s leading fashion designers will have their work on display in Armidale tomorrow night, alongside a number of artworks. The Art of Wool exhibition aims to promote the different ways the natural fibre can be used.   Read More »

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