The Northern Daily Leader
Friday, 1 March 2024
Work to replace the old failed system will get underway soon.
Newsroom • 31m ago
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Denise and Nigel Skewes say they are ready for a new adventure.
Rachel Clark
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'It is becoming increasingly harder to operate any business in a regional community.'
Lydia Roberts
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New England MP Barnaby Joyce (inset) is concerned for the future of the Regional Airports Program, which ceases this year.
'I'm delighted we're playing in the capital of country music on the day the album comes out.'
Lydia Roberts
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Freedman's friends join him for a beer after Whitlams' Tamworth gig
February home prices turn a corner in line with other capital cities.
Jemimah Clegg
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"There may be an underlying sense of urgency from buyers expecting interest rates to come down later in the year," CoreLogic research director Tim Lawless said. Pic: Shutterstock
The building is showing signs of structural collapse.
Anna Houlahan • 4m ago
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Emergency services on the scene at the Rockdale office building where a sinkhole has emerged. Picture Adam McLean/Nine News
Police to allege the 'murder was premeditated'.
Anna McGuinness • 2hrs ago
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Beau Lamarre-Condon on CCTV walking out of a sports store with a surfboard bag, hours after the alleged murders of Luke Davies and Jesse Baird. Picture by 9News
Management noticed 'out of the ordinary' transactions.
Tess Kelly
Ex-Baiada Poultry employee Shannon Uerata fronted Tamworth Local Court facing a fraud charge. Picture by Peter Hardin
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'Ethan becomes an important part of the puzzle ...'
Mark Bode, Josh Callinan
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"If you asked me to run from here to Perth and back, I'd do it [to play NRL again]" ... Ethan Parry. File picture by Mark Bode
Find out how warm we got, and what's to come.
Tess Kelly
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Calrossy principal David Smith was among those to get the chop.
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Year 12s at Calrossy Anglican School lost their locks for a very worthy cause on Thursday, as part of the World's Greatest Shave. Picture by Peter Hardin
The buses will run to and from 13 primary and high schools.
Heath Forsyth
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A zero emissions buses trial will soon start in Armidale and Uralla. Picture supplied.
The exchange with the ex-NRL star was short and sweet.
Mark Bode
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Former Blue Blake Ferguson was a star attraction at the Western Challenge in Moree. Picture by Mark Bode
Natasha Allan believes the sport is set to continue growing in Tamworth.
Zac Lowe
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Officers seized a Holden Colorado for examination.
Tess Kelly
The 21-year-old is accused of illegal hunting near Gunnedah. Picture file
Sixty per cent of regional airports operated at a loss.
Lydia Roberts
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The man is accused of two animal cruelty charges.
Tess Kelly
The case against Andrew David Anderson was mentioned in Moree Local Court. Picture file
"These particular kids definitely would have selected themselves."
Zac Lowe
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(From left) Stella Walsh, Lewis Crough, and Lucas Aylett were thrilled to find themselves in Northern Eagles squads. Absent is Daniel Rushbrook. Picture by Zac Lowe.
Tamworth is in for a scorching future.
Rachel Clark
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TRC councillor Helen Tickle and fellow project planners discuss placement of the trees on White Street. Picture by Peter Hardin
His move home to Moree has been a highly rewarding one.
Mark Bode
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Tamworth Show will be bigger and better in 2024.
Emma Downey
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Tamworth Public School students, Denver Liddicoat, 9, and his sister, Monnie, 6, were the first competitors to drop off their entries in the children's cooking section for the 2024 Tamworth Show. Picture by Peter Hardin
Celeste Manno's mother said the court decision was outrageous.
Anna Houlahan • 1hr ago
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Labor senator for Victoria Linda White has died following a health battle, and has been remembered as a fierce advocate and tireless worker.
Andrew Brown • 1hr ago
Labor Senator Linda White has died after a health battle. (Mick Tsikas/AAP PHOTOS)
The bakery also holds the title of the nation's best vanilla slice.
Anna McGuinness
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Australia's best hot cross buns are made by regional Victorian bakery, North End Bakehouse Shepparton. Pictures via Facebook/North End Bakehouse Shepparton
The 70-year-old mourned by hundreds in the Qld community.
Anna Houlahan
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All the quirks of having a February 29 birthday.
Anna McGuinness
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Devonport grandmother Lesley Proctor will celebrate her 20th birthday on February 29, 2024. Picture supplied
The toys were sold at more than 300 stores nationwide.
Ayden Dawkins
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Urgent recall: Popular duck bath toys recalled over choking fears
'Ethan becomes an important part of the puzzle ...'
Mark Bode, Josh Callinan
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The Hawks have had a big loss of players among the senior ranks.
Ellen Dunger
Ethan Anderson has stepped into the president's role at the Inverell Hawks.
The exchange with the ex-NRL star was short and sweet.
Mark Bode
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Former Blue Blake Ferguson was a star attraction at the Western Challenge in Moree. Picture by Mark Bode
Natasha Allan believes the sport is set to continue growing in Tamworth.
Zac Lowe
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"These particular kids definitely would have selected themselves."
Zac Lowe
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(From left) Stella Walsh, Lewis Crough, and Lucas Aylett were thrilled to find themselves in Northern Eagles squads. Absent is Daniel Rushbrook. Picture by Zac Lowe.
The ATP has agreed a five-year sponsorship deal that will see tennis become the latest major sport to throw in its lot with Saudi Arabia.
The ATP and Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund have announced a multi-year partnership. (AP PHOTO)
His move home to Moree has been a highly rewarding one.
Mark Bode
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"I've always wanted to be involved in helping the community in Moree in some capacity" ... Alex Barker. Picture by Mark Bode
Last year's two-day finalists can still make the cut, but everything needs to go right.
Zac Lowe
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Devon Hamley has been a strong pickup for North Tamworth this year with nine wickets at less than 20 apiece. Picture by Gareth Gardner.

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February home prices turn a corner in line with other capital cities.
Jemimah Clegg
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Denise and Nigel Skewes say they are ready for a new adventure.
Rachel Clark
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Bendemeer couple Denise and Nigel Skewes, who saved the town's general store from closure, want the new owner to love the building as much as they have. Picture by Gareth Gardner
The high life comes with a big price tag, as these houses show.
Jemimah Clegg
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This stunning Elizabeth Bay property has sold for a reported $80 million. Pic: Supplied
Ratepayers are worried the problem will be left to the next council.
Rachel Clark
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He's seen a big increase on what he paid for it.
Jade Lazarevic
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Ex-Silverchair star Daniel Johns has listed one of his properties in Merewether for auction with Chasse Ede at Presence Real Estate. Picture supplied
Modern luxurious living spaces cater to your every need
Luxury home offers sanctuary for modern living in sought-after location
Tamworth council asked to consider a new addition to Peel Street.
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Police arrested the man after he collided with a gutter.
Tess Kelly
Henry William Hillier pleaded guilty to the driving offences in Tamworth Local Court. Picture file
'There is nothing in that bag that is of any use to anyone.'
Rachel Clark
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Travelling swagman Mark 'Bushie' Thompson only wants his swag back, as many of the items were quite sentimental. Picture by Gareth Gardner
Jon Wolfe's passion for country music has spanned 50 years.
Rachel Clark
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The money came from the sale of festival hats and pins.
Newsroom
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TRC country music festival manager Barry Harley, Tamworth City Toyota dealer principal Tim Easy, and Lifeline Northern NSW general manager Michael Were with the iconic straw hats. Picture by Peter Hardin, from file.
The court heard the three separate chases put the community at risk.
Tess Kelly
Three men appeared in Tamworth Local Court facing seperate charges for police pursuits during the Tamworth Country Music Festival. Picture file
Mark 'Bushie' Thompson ends his 45th festival on a low note.
Rachel Clark
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Mark 'Bushie' Thompson leaves Tamworth via train towards Wyong, armed with a bag of notepads filled with his poems, a couple of opals, the clothes on his back, and a good book. Picture by Gareth Gardner
While big businesses did well, smaller operations say they missed out.
Rachel Clark
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Director of Tamworth Pub Group Craig Power, manager of entertainment venues Peter Ross, TCMF ambassador Max Jackson, and TCMF manager Barry Harley. Picture Peter Hardin
'I'm delighted we're playing in the capital of country music on the day the album comes out.'
Lydia Roberts
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Things to do: Tamworth and beyond.
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Big Golden Guitar, Tamworth
Tamworth's Black Dog Ride One Dayer sets off on March 17.
Emma Downey
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Tamworth Black Dog Rider One Dayer coordinator John Holyoake, with Bud, and Tamworth Men's Shed president, Dave Greenland, are encouraging locals to join the 2024 ride and start a conversation about suicide awareness in men. Picture by Peter Hardin

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Can council afford to attend a water conference amidst a funding drought?
Jonathan Hawes
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The dam will hold enough water to fill 120 Olympic swimming pools.
Jonathan Hawes
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Walcha council's mayor Eric Noakes, director of infrastructure and development Al Butler, general manager Phil Hood, Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall, and Member for New England Barnaby Joyce at the new Walcha dam. Picture supplied
The stream of funds will only continue if the project swims.
Jonathan Hawes
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State water minister Rose Jackson announced funding for Tamworth's water security with mayor Russell Webb at the Wastewater Treatment Facility in Westdale on Tuesday, October 24. Picture by Peter Hardin
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Work to replace the old failed system will get underway soon.
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Denise and Nigel Skewes say they are ready for a new adventure.
Rachel Clark
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Bendemeer couple Denise and Nigel Skewes, who saved the town's general store from closure, want the new owner to love the building as much as they have. Picture by Gareth Gardner
Calrossy principal David Smith was among those to get the chop.
Newsroom
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Year 12s at Calrossy Anglican School lost their locks for a very worthy cause on Thursday, as part of the World's Greatest Shave. Picture by Peter Hardin
Work to replace the old failed system will get underway soon.
Newsroom • 31m ago
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The Liberals have a lot to do when it comes to women.
Jenna Price • 1hr ago
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Prime Minister Tony Abbott, (second from left) smiles at Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, right, the only woman in the senior ministry in 2013. Picture AAP
Celeste Manno's mother said the court decision was outrageous.
Anna Houlahan • 1hr ago
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A family member is seen carrying Celeste Manno's urn leaving the Supreme Court of Victoria in Melbourne, Thursday, February 29, 2024. Picture AAP Image
Police to allege the 'murder was premeditated'.
Anna McGuinness • 2hrs ago
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Beau Lamarre-Condon on CCTV walking out of a sports store with a surfboard bag, hours after the alleged murders of Luke Davies and Jesse Baird. Picture by 9News
'I'm delighted we're playing in the capital of country music on the day the album comes out.'
Lydia Roberts
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Freedman's friends join him for a beer after Whitlams' Tamworth gig
The Liberals have a lot to do when it comes to women.
Jenna Price • 1hr ago
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Want to increase staff dissatisfaction and turnover? Here's how.
Ben Hamer
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Forcing staff to return to the office after four years leads to higher employee dissatisfaction and staff turnover. Picture Shutterstock
Summer was supposed to be hot and dry but turned out hot and wet.
John Hanscombe
The hot, dry spring morphed into the wet, sticky summer. Picture by Marina Neil
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Meredith Clisby
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Kristie Kellahan
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Proposed law changes to reduce financial elder abuse.
Eileen Wood
The Standing Council of Attorneys-General is looking into changes to financial Enduring Powers of Attorney. Picture Shutterstock
Persistence has paid off for veterans golfer Rita Gounder.
Rowan Cowley
Rita Gounder is Western Sydney Region Veteran Golf Association's ladies player of the year. Picture supplied

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The Land
If you're able to, go out and support regional festivals.
Robbie Sefton • 31m ago
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New farmer dating app Howdy helps rural singles looking for love.
Samantha Townsend • 2hrs ago
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Hunter Valley horse trainer Mia Ryan has developed, Howdy, a dating app for farmers. Picture by Floyd Mallon.
Drought resilient grazing management methods available to uni students.
Helen Decosta
Associate director of climate resilience initiatives, Lu Hogan, Armidale. Picture supplied
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Karen Hardy
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February 29 is National Toast Day. Picture Shutterstock
Are Pizza Shapes even the best flavour of Shapes?
Karen Hardy
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Coles have released a range of hot cross buns inspired by some Australian flavours. Picture by Keegan Carroll

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