9AM: And that wraps up this morning's brekkie blog folks - join us from 7am for another update.
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8.50am: A QUIRINDI woman preyed upon as a teenager by Rolf Harris has given her most candid interview yet, slamming his “pathetic” sentence and revealing the spiral of self-abuse the assault triggered.
8.40am: FEARS that two snowboarders missing on Mount Bogong had perished in an avalanche were realised yesterday as search and rescue crews recovered one of their bodies.
8.15am: Following the NSW government’s recent announcement of increases to the eligibility threshold for first home owner’s grants, combined with significant infrastructural and services developments in Glen Innes, local real estate agents agree that Glen Innes is becoming a candidate for significant long-term positive residential development.
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OPPONENTS of Baiada Poultry’s $82 million broiler operation at Manilla are yet to decide if they will challenge the project’s approval in court.
It was a “sombre” atmosphere when members of the Namoi River Community Group (NRCG) gathered last Friday to consider their options.
FRESH from winning his first title belt in Moree, Cameron Hammond has been rewarded with a world ranking.
Hammond is currently number 15 in the WBA Welterweight division – a class which is headlined by American world champion Floyd Mayweather.
Police are investigating the theft of a shotgun and ammunition during a break and enter at a house in Mungindi.
Between 10pm on Tuesday and 11:15am on Saturday, a house on Bucknell Street was broken into with a .410 single barrel shotgun and ammunition stolen from the premises.
7.10am: ALARMING figures have emerged revealing Armidale has an astonishing 34 per cent of the state’s potential “high risk” Crown land contamination sites.
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.
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The North West Slopes and Plains forecast from the Bureau of Meteorology: Cloudy. Patchy morning fog on the southern slopes. The chance of rain developing in the morning, becoming more likely in the late afternoon. Winds east to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h tending north to northeasterly in the morning then becoming light in the early afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 2 and 7 with daytime temperatures reaching between 15 and 20.
The Northern Tablelands forecast from the Bureau of Meteorology: Cloudy. Patchy morning fog. The chance of showers developing early in the morning, increasing to patchy rain at night. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between zero and 8 with daytime temperatures reaching between 11 and 18.
1851 – Charles La Trobe appointed as first Lieutenant Governor of Victoria.
1912 – The first branch of the Commonwealth Bank opens.
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