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ELDERLY MAN DIES IN LAKE MACQUARIE HOUSE FIRE

An 81 year old man has died in a house fire, in Lake Macquarie. Emergency crews were called to the property on Bukkai Road at Wyee yesterday evening, to find the home engulfed in flames. After the fire was extinguished, the elderly man’s body was recovered. Police say the man was the sole occupant of the house. Investigations into what caused the blaze are ongoing. Read More »

HAIL WREAKS HAVOC IN NARRABRI

Narrabri Hail

Entire cotton crops have been wiped out in north west New South Wales, after a hailstorm tore through last night, just days before picking. Residents captured the moment hail, around the size of cricket balls, belted down at Narrabri. Cars and homes were damaged, while livestock were also injured. The State Emergency Service has responded to 65 calls for help in the area. (VISION ONLY)   Read More »

TRACTORS ROLL OUT OF BENDEMEER

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Drivers along the New England highway would have seen an unusual sight today as a convoy of Grey Fergie Tractors made its way home. The vehicles were in Bendemeer this weekend for the town’s Tractor Muster.   Read More »

OPERA IN THE PADDOCK CALLED OFF

Storm in the paddock

Performers were unable to take to the stage during Inverell’s highly anticipated Opera in the Paddock last night Wild weather forced organisers to call off the event as it was deemed too unsafe.   Read More »

HORSE WELFARE INC SEEKS DONATIONS AFTER THEFT

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A Hunter Valley animal group that rehomes abused and sick horses is reeling after being targeted by thieves. Horse Welfare Incorporated says it’s likely to be thousands of dollars out of pocket as a result. To donate go to: http://www.horsewelfare.com.au/ or https://www.facebook.com/Horsewelfareinc Or mail: Horse Welfare IncP.O. Box 92Clarence Town NSW 2321 Read More »

WILLOW TREE TO RESUME WATER CARTING

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The Liverpool Plains Shire Council¬†says a return to water cartage for Willow Tree is imminent. It says residents haven’t been complying with the town’s level four water restrictions and well levels are declining. Council is debating whether non-adherent consumers should contribute more to the cost. Water users are asked to conserve the supply until the Quirindi to Willow Tree pipeline is completed later this year. [VISION ONLY, NO AUDIO]   Read More »

LIBRARIES ON LABOR PARTY PROMISE LIST

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Libraries across the state could soon have access to a $50 million fund, if Labor is voted in next Saturday. The Northern Tablelands community has protested and campaigned for months in a bid to receive financial support. Regional areas with populations under 50,000 would also have access to a $2 million hardship fund. [VISION ONLY, NO AUDIO] Read More »

NOMADS HIT MANILLA FOR STATE CARAVAN RALLY

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Hundreds of grey nomads are in Manilla, for a state caravan rally. 20 clubs are taking part in the event, which is hoped to give the small town’s economy a boost.   Read More »

MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR WATER TREATMENT PLANT FOR MANILLA

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A new water treatment plant is on the way for Manilla, despite an unsuccessful bid by council to secure state funding. It will go ahead with the multi-million dollar project on its own.   Read More »

MOWER MAN’S EPIC TRIP ENDS IN NEWCASTLE

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A 70 year-old Gold Coast man has completed an epic walkathon with a twist. Claude Harvey’s journey ended in Newcastle today, after covering 1000 kilometres from Tweed Heads, all while pushing his trusty lawn mower. The trek, raised more than $60,000 for child protection advocate Bravehearts. It takes his total fundraising efforts over the last decade to $1-million. Claude is now heading home to rest his feet before his next walk on the Sunshine Coast at Easter. Read More »

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