UP and AT IT: Friday, September 5

Photo: Andrew Pearson photography.

Photo: Andrew Pearson photography.

9AM: And that wraps up the brekkie blog, for today folks.

Enjoy your weekend and join us from 7am, Monday for your latest news.

8.50am: And some more news from Hollywood.


TAMWORTH’S lucrative multi-million dollar aviation industry has received a significant boost after QantasLink announced the doubling of its aircraft maintenance capacity.

The decision to spend $1.2 million opening a second hangar at Tamworth airport will create 25 new high-paying engineering jobs in a significant boost to the local economy.


8.20am: TAMWORTH’S swankiest suburb has emerged as the shining light in a lacklustre local real estate market, with new figures revealing it has set a record for million dollar properties in 2014.



THE Moree Motor Enthusiasts Club will host their annual Father’s Day show ‘n’ shine on Sunday.

Thousands are expected to visit the growing event, held in conjunction with the monthly Jellicoe Park markets.


SINGING star Tina Arena has called on Tamworthians and music lovers of the region to support live artists when they visit the area.

Arena performs tonight at the Tamworth Regional Entertainment and Conference Centre and said she was touring regional areas because those audiences often missed out.

7.40am:   The search continues for Bianka and Baby Jude at Rozelle this morning.

7.30am: And something to make you feel warm and fuzzy.


A GWYDIR River Rats player has been charged by police over the alleged violent assault on a linesman during a rugby union match last weekend.

Following an investigation by rugby officials and police, the 43-year-old man fronted Bingara Police Station yesterday where he was charged with two offences stemming from the alleged assault.

7.10am: And to some sad news first up this morning.


6.55am: Good morning. It's September 5, and the end of the working week for many of us!

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. Let us know on Twitter -  @fairfaxNSWNW

The North West Slopes and Plains forecast from the Bureau of Meteorology: Partly cloudy. The chance of showers. Winds southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the middle of the day then becoming south to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the late afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between zero and 5 with daytime temperatures reaching between 16 and 22.

The Northern Tablelands forecast from the Bureau of Meteorology: Partly cloudy. Isolated showers, more frequent in the south. Light winds becoming south to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 1 and 6 above zero with daytime temperatures reaching between 13 and 21.

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


1960 - Cassius Clay wins Olympic light heavyweight gold medal

1985 – John Howard replaces Andrew Peacock as federal Liberal leader and thus federal Leader of the Opposition.

1984 – Western Australia becomes the last Australian state to abolish capital punishment


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