UP and AT IT: Wednesday, July 9

9AM: That wraps up today's brekkie blog folks.

Join us from 7am tomorrow for the latest news.


GUNNEDAH has again missed out on funds from mining this week, but the shire council said it would continue the fight.

Gunnedah Shire Council submitted new data on truck movement figures, pushing for the shire to be included in the new round of the Resources for Regions Program.

8.40am: Can the blues win three out of three?

8.30am: TAMWORTH’S councillors have voted unanimously in favour of Baiada Poultry’s controversial $82 million broiler development, despite claims its approval would make Manilla the “chicken poo capital of the world”.

8.20am: And it's a win for Germany!


SOME old timers reckon it wasn’t the coldest one they’ve seen but the official weather files say Glen Innes just missed setting a new record for an overnight low temperature yesterday morning.

The Bureau of Meteorology had predicted a minimum of minus 4 for the tablelands town, but the official record tabled yesterday was minus 11 at the town’s airport weather station. 



WITH more than 300 likes and growing, a Facebook community watch page is becoming a popular, daily view for residents of Moree.

The page is called the Moree Street Wise Community Watch and was started by a local, who would like to remain anonymous, on June 20.

7.40am:  A MAJORITY of Tamworth residents are willing to dig even deeper and pay higher rates in order to improve services and facilities, a new survey has revealed.


7.20am: For the football fans.


A BILL which could be passed in the federal senate next week   would badly affect more workers in the New England electorate than in other parts of Australia.

About 26,000 workers – or 44 per cent of the workforce – in the New England electorate would lose the annual $500 low-income super contribution rebate (LISC).


6.45am: We'll be bringing you as much information as we can from the state's New England and North West over the next couple of hours.

We can always do with your help. If there's something happening in your part of the world - between Tamworth, Moree, Inverell, Armidale, Walcha, Guyra, Tenterfield, Glen Innes and Gunnedah - then feel free to share. Email Haley at hsheridan@fairfaxmedia.com.au  or let us know on Twitter -  @fairfaxNSWNW


The North West Slopes and Plains forecast from the Bureau of Meteorology: Fog and areas of frost in the morning, locally severe. Sunny afternoon. Light winds becoming north to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the late afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 4 and zero with daytime temperatures reaching between 13 and 18.

The Northern Tablelands forecast from the Bureau of Meteorology: Areas of frost in the morning, mainly on and west of the ranges. Areas of fog near the Queensland border early in the morning. Sunny day. Winds northwesterly 25 to 40 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 4 and 3 above zero with daytime temperatures reaching between 13 and 21.

Check your weather here: Tamworth - Armidale - Moree - Inverell - Gunnedah - Guyra - Walcha - Tenterfield - Glen Innes



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