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BATTLE FOR THE LIVERPOOL PLAINS TO RESUME

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With New South Wales Parliament to resume in just over a week, the proposed Shenhua Watermark open cut coal mine is a top priority for re-elected MP Kevin Anderson. He wants to prove that “stopping the clock” wasn’t a political stunt. Read More »

NEW ZEALAND CONTRIBUTION TO GALLIPOLI RECOGNISED IN ARMIDALE

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Armidale’s service took on a distinctly Kiwi feel, as the city paid special tribute to the other half of the ANZAC legend, New Zealand. Read More »

TAMWORTH COMMEMORATES 100 YEARS

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In Tamworth, the biggest crowd the RSL Sub Branch has ever seen filled Brisbane Street for the city’s dawn service. Thousands of residents braved the morning chill, to pay their respects to all soldiers who’ve served the country.   Read More »

CWA TO TALK MEDICAL CANNABIS AND BULK BILLING IN TAMWORTH

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The New South Wales Country Women’s Association is preparing for its 93rd annual general conference, which will be held in Tamworth at TRECC from May 4. A number of motions will be voted on by branch representatives. The Woolomin branch is set to put forward a policy about supporting the use of medicinal cannabis. While the Bundarra branch will discuss encouraging the state’s GP’s to bulk bill all health care card holders. [VISION ONLY, NO AUDIO]   Read More »

SPORTING PRECINCT TO BE OFFICIALLY OPENED IN JUNE

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In other news, the official opening for West’s multi-million dollar Scully Park sporting precinct has been set for June 6. There’ll be a community open day four days prior so residents can catch a glimpse of the ground, which features a 700-seat grandstand. Construction is expected to be completed by mid May, but the redevelopment doesn’t end there. Work on a $12 million hotel at Scully Park’s number one oval will begin within the next four to six weeks. [VISION ONLY, NO AUDIO]   Read More »

GOOD CORN LIQUOR LOSES FRONTMAN

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Country music fans are in mourning after the loss of a much loved member of Gunnedah band ‘Good Corn Liquor’, who was involved in a car crash in the Hunter Valley on Wednesday afternoon. Frontman Stu McKenzie and a 17-year-old boy died at the scene.   Read More »

TAMWORTH READY FOR ANZAC CENTENARY

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As Tamworth prepares for tomorrow’s ANZAC centenary, war veterans have been reflecting on their time as soldiers. President of Tamworth’s RSL Sub Branch Bob Chapman says he’s honoured to be a part of Australia’s history.   Read More »

KITTENS NEED FOREVER HOMES

Tamworth’s Heaven Can Wait shelter has been inundated with four legged friends of the feline variety. The cats and kittens are in desperate need of homes to go to. Read More »

GUNNEDAH REMEMBERS ANZACS

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The Gunnedah community has been involved in a week of tributes, in the lead up to the centenary of the Gallipoli landings on Saturday. Today a number of students from the shire met at the GS Kidd School to re-enact the 1915 Wallaby March.   Read More »

FARRER BOYS SHAVE THEIR LOCKS FOR LEUKAEMIA FOUNDATION

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A number of year 12 students at Farrer Agricultural School will certainly need beanies this winter after taking part in the World’s Greatest Shave today. The school has been raising money for the Leukaemia Foundation for more than 15 years. “They see it as something that they need to do year on year so it’s become you know a really good fundraiser for us, we’ve probably raised 60 to 70 thousand over the years.” This year the boys have broken a school record, raising $12,500 so far. “A lot of people have said to us you know this is the year that we can do it and we were pretty keen on doing it, it’s a great feeling now that we’ve done it yeah, and the bald head’s just an extra.” [VISION WITH AUDIO IN PARTS]   Read More »

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