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TOOTH FAREWELLED IN QUIRINDI

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Hundreds of people gathered at Quirindi’s St Alban’s church today for the funeral of Lions rugby union player, Nicholas Tooth. The 25-year-old was remembered as the life of the party, and someone whose greatest passion was rugby. The church was so full, people spilled out into Henry Street, which was shut off from Hill Street to the Police Station. Mr Tooth passed away from head injuries he suffered during a rugby match against Narrabri 10 days ago. (Vision not accompanied by audio.) Read More »

FASHION MEETS THE FARM

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Leading figures in the fashion industry toured Cotton Australia’s Narrabri farm today, to see how the natural fibre is grown. The group was shown some of the processes cotton goes through, before it’s ready for the catwalk.   Read More »

GROWERS MARKET ON ITS WAY TO TAMWORTH

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Tamworth could soon be home to a growers market, if a group of local producers has its way. A partnership between Tamworth’s Community Garden and the anticipated Hopscotch Restaurant would see it based at Bicentennial Park. Social media is behind the push to showcase what the north west has to offer. “We’ve started up a Buy, Sell, Swap site on Facebook, which now has nearly 800 members.” It’s hoped the market will start in October. (Vision accompanied by audio in part.) Read More »

WEATHER: EAST COAST LOW LATEST

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The second east coast low is set to form in the coming days. Moist onshore winds will feed a deepening trough sitting over the eastern states, so coastal showers will begin to ramp up from tomorrow. The low will form Thursday into Friday, hitting the south east corner of Queensland first, before moving south across the Northern Rivers and onto the Mid North Coast during Saturday. The tail of the system is expected to hit the Hunter on Sunday before clearing Monday. This low is a different monster to the one that hit the Hunter and Central Coast last week. This one will be on the move producing flooding rain, heavy down pours and huge dangerous seas and swell as it tracks south over a period of five days. Read More »

TAMWORTH SET TO BENEFIT FROM POWER SELL OFF

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With parliament set to resume next week, the sell-off of the state’s electricity assets are set to be a hot topic. Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson says he’ll aim to ensure the electorate gets its fair share of cash. Read More »

WORK ON TAMWORTH’S REGIONAL PLAYGROUND BEGINS

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Work has begun on Tamworth’s multi-million dollar Regional Playground development. Today a new skywalk feature was announced for the project, which will be the first of its kind in regional New South Wales. Read More »

NEPAL EARTHQUAKE TRAGEDY HITS THE NORTH WEST

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And as the death toll from Nepal’s earthquake disaster reaches beyond 3000, one Tamworth woman is breathing a sigh of relief. Sue Snook made contact with her brother Noel Border late last night, who just days ago completed the Everest Base Camp trek. Read More »

WEATHER: ANOTHER EAST COAST LOW ON THE WAY

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Another east coast low is expected to form this week. It will be a different monster to last week’s storm and could affect a larger area, extending across northern New South Wales and south east Queensland. It will then move south and onto the Mid North Coast and Hunter. A large high currently sits over the nation, feeding a trough deepening over the eastern states with moist onshore winds. This trough is likely to spin into an east coast low later in the week, producing more strong winds and heavy seas. While all east coast lows have similarities, they are also different so this will be another potentially dangerous storm and one to be monitored in the coming days. Read More »

TAMWORTH FROCKS UP FOR CUP DAY

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It’s Tamworth Cup day, and for some that means a punt – for others its Fashions in the Field. Despite chilly conditions, plenty were keen to put their best foot forward. Read More »

WATER LEVELS UNAFFECTED BY RAIN

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Despite 40 millimetres of rain over the past week, dam levels in the Tamworth region remain critically low. Chaffey Dam still sits at 32 per cent, with level four restrictions to be put in place if it gets to 30. The heightened regulations bans all outdoor use of town water, including all exemptions for older residents. (Vision not accompanied by audio.) Read More »

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