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WOOL FOR WESTPAC RESCUE HELICOPTER

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The region’s wool growers are being called on to donate fleeces to the Westpac Rescue Helicopter, to raise funds for the not-for-profit organisation. Woolbrook grower Hamish McLaren knows just how vital the service is.   Read More »

MOBILE BLACK SPOTS TO BE REDUCED IN REGIONAL NSW

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The number of mobile black spots in regional New South Wales will soon be reduced, thanks to a multi-million dollar government program. More than 130 additional mobile towers will be rolled out to improve communication capabilities.   Read More »

WEATHER: THE LOW DOWN

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The east coast low is still yet to form properly. There are two troughs deepening and both will merge tomorrow to form another intense east coast low. It will hug south east Queensland and north east New South Wales, hitting them the hardest. Gale force winds and huge seas will accompany this storm. The worst of it will be Friday into Saturday, before easing on Sunday. Rain will spin in across the northern ranges to the North West plains. Showers will be heavy at times and will extend south, but the Central Coast and Hunter should largely be spared by this system. Read More »

NARRABRI BUSINESS OWNER HAPPY TO HAVE SANTOS

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Santos’ controversial Narrabri gas project has sparked protests for years, with a group of locals unhappy about the work being carried out in the Pilliga. But one business owner says there’s plenty of residents who DO want the company in the town.   Read More »

COUNCIL TO SPEND MILLIONS ON CAPITAL WORKS PROGRAM

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Tamworth Regional Council is set to undertake $53 million in capital works throughout the next financial year. The plans were endorsed at last night’s meeting, along with a report on the city’s water savings.   Read More »

11TH AUSTRALIAN COUNTRY DANCE FESTIVAL

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The Australian Country Dance Festival will hit Tamworth tomorrow, for four days of competition. And at the annual awards night, Tamworth’s Chris Watson is up for Instructor of the Year.   Read More »

71 YEAR OLD WOMAN ROBBED IN TAMWORTH

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Tamworth police are trying to locate two teenage boys after an elderly woman was robbed yesterday afternoon. The 71-year-old was walking along Robert Street in West Tamworth when she was set upon by the thieves. Read More »

MAN CHARGED WITH PRODUCING CHILD ABUSE MATERIAL

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A 49-year-old man will face Moree Local Court in June, charged with producing child abuse material. Police arrested the man on Monday, following an investigation into reports a 15-year-old was filmed in the shower. Officers siezed computers and electronic storage devices that allegedly contained footage of young children. The man was granted bail to appear in court on June 1. Read More »

ELDERLY WOMAN ROBBED IN WEST TAMWORTH

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Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after an elderly woman was robbed in West Tamworth. The 71-year-old was walking along Robert Street at around 3:45pm yesterday, when two men on bicycles rode past her. One of the men grabbed her handbag, which was later found with cash and personal items missing. The men are believed to be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander appearance. Anyone with information should contact Tamworth Police. Read More »

FIRST GROUP OF NAMOI SES VOLUNTEERS RETURN FROM HUNTER

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The first SES response group from the Namoi region has returned from the Hunter, after assisting with thousands of calls for help which followed the cyclonic storm. The region’s controller says there’s a long road ahead, especially for the hardest hit communities.   Read More »

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