The Northern Daily Leader
Monday, 27 May 2024
Catch-up on all that happened over the weekend.
Samantha Newsam
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PHOTOS | 20,000 spectators will check out the event.
Newsroom
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'Dads that are willing to talk are the ones that survive.'
Jonathan Hawes
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Dads in Distress organiser Philip Penfold is inviting locals to the Tamworth Hotel to learn more about the organisation and its weekly support sessions for separated dads. Picture by Gareth Gardner
Gunnedah council has made its submission to the crime inquiry.
Rachel Clark
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Gunnedah Shire mayor Jamie Chaffey
Dream Home continues on Monday and Tuesday.
Jade Lazarevic
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Dr. Chris Brown with the contestants from Dream Home. Picture supplied
The federal government will provide $2.5 million and consider more aid for Papua New Guinea as the death toll from a landslide rises to more than 2000.
Jack Gramenz, Tess Ikonomou and Andrew Brown
The remoteness and tough terrain has slowed rescue and aid efforts in PNG. (AP PHOTO)
Rules designed to protect endangered greater gliders have been changed after the Forestry Corporation raised concerns about NSW's wood supplies.
Tracey Ferrier
The greater glider which depends on large, hollow-bearing trees was listed as endangered in 2022. (HANDOUT/WWF AUSTRALIA)
'Voice, Treaty, truth-telling, that is how we reconcile.'
Jacob McMaster
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Sophia-Rose Markham gave a rousing speech as part of the 14th reconciliation bridge walk in Armidale on May 26. Pictures by Jacob McMaster.
The woman is accused of wielding a firearm.
Tess Kelly
The 27-year-old has shone in every opportunity he has been given.
Zac Lowe
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Lemuel Silisia is beloved by the Tamworth community. And he wants to repay their support with another emphatic victory in July. Picture by Zac Lowe.
Energy Wars
Tamworth district's focus on massive renewable energy projects.
Simon Chamberlain, Rachel Clark and Tess Kelly
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Emergency services respond to car fire on the New England Highway.
Jonathan Hawes
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The RFS responded to calls of a car fire on the New England highway on Monday, May 27. Picture by Peter Hardin
Regional communities are on the front line of the energy transition.
ACM is giving regional communities the chance to have their say on the renewable energy transition happening in their backyard.
Council has promised to help with the hunt for suitable land.
Tess Kelly
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Minister for the Tamworth region Uniting Churches Reverend Geoff Flynn. Picture by Peter Hardin
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Council has a plan for housing development across Tamworth.
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The 17-year-old has come a long way in the space of 12 months.
Zac Lowe
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Emily Ryan is a self-assured young woman who chases her goals, on and off the field, with determination. Picture by Zac Lowe.
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Idyllic winter weather greeted racegoers.
Mark Bode
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The secret raid allegedly uncovered 33kg of the drug.
Tess Kelly
Anthony John Melville entered pleas in Tamworth Local Court. Picture by NSW Police
The incident occurred during a highly-charged first grade game.
Zac Lowe
Tevita Peceli, known as 'Tex' by his teammates, was distraught following the game. Picture by Zac Lowe.
"It does make it more meaningful. I want to win for him."
Zac Lowe
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Braydon and Damien Allan give each other a hard time, but they love one another deeply and cherish being able to share their love of sport. Picture by Zac Lowe.
CoreLogic has revealed regional house values and rents have sky-rocketed to all-time highs, with Western Australia experiencing the biggest jump.
Alex Mitchell
Johnny Wactor died of a gunshot in the early hours of he morning.
Anna Houlahan
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Actor Johnny Wactor. Picture Facebook
'Owners need to be aware of who is leasing [their] buildings.'
Anna Houlahan
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CCTV footage of an alleged arson attack on a Melbourne tobacconist in November 2023 (left) and a letter from police over the changes to insurance policy (right). Picture supplied
Police appeal for witnesses after the Sunday night accident.
Carla Mascarenhas
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Journalist and Network Ten still battling over defamation costs.
Tim Piccione
Bruce Lehrmann and Lisa Wilkinson. Pictures by Karleen Minney, Gary Ramage
Police are searching for the cape-wearing, masked man.
Anna Houlahan
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CCTV footage shows the man before and after he tripped, revealing the clothes under his cape. Picture supplied
Catch-up on all that happened over the weekend.
Samantha Newsam
The 27-year-old has shone in every opportunity he has been given.
Zac Lowe
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Lemuel Silisia is beloved by the Tamworth community. And he wants to repay their support with another emphatic victory in July. Picture by Zac Lowe.
Grayson Murray's parents have released a statement following the death of the 30-year-old PGA Tour player.
Grayson Murray, the American two-time PGA Tour winner who died on Saturday at the age of 30. (EPA PHOTO)
The 17-year-old has come a long way in the space of 12 months.
Zac Lowe
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Slovenian rider will turn his attention to the Tour de France after laying waste to the Giro' d'Italia field on his first appearance in the Italian classic.
Tadej Pogacar (centre) celebrates alongside Daniel Felipe Martinez (left) and Geraint Thomas. (AP PHOTO)
Southampton secured an immediate return to the Premier League - and a multi-million pound jackpot - by beating Leeds 1-0 in the Championship playoff final.
Southampton's Jack Stephens lifts the trophy above his teammates after their Wembley triumph. (AP PHOTO)
Spain's Nacho Elvira pars his final seven holes to hold on for a one-stroke victory at the Soudal Open and clinch his second title on the European tour.
Nacho Elvira regained his nerve to win after seeing a four-shot overnight lead disappear. (EPA PHOTO)
Red Bull driver's car destroyed in collision with Kevin Magnussen but Sergio Perez walks away from pile-up in chaotic opening lap at Monaco Grand Prix.
An ambulance makes its way around the track during a red flag pause at the Monaco Grand Prix. (AP PHOTO)

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Classic Californian bungalow architecture meets seamless living
Top suburbs for under $500 rentals are fewer.
Jemimah Clegg
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The number of rental properties under $500 a week across Australia's major cities has almost halved in the past year. Pic: Shutterstock
The waitlist for affordable housing is in the thousands.
Rachel Clark
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The development of 163 Carthage Street will include the demolition of the existing house and the construction of 10 units. Picture by Peter Hardin
The 1960s-era home is in the NSW town of Moss Vale.
Jade Lazarevic
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The show debuts on the Seven Network on May 26.
Jade Lazarevic
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Dream Home host Dr Chris Brown with the 12 contestants competing on the Seven Network's new renovation show. Picture supplied
The development would benefit local tourism and economy.
Rachel Clark
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The application proposes "upgrades to the external appearance of the existing Motorcycle Museum". Picture by Peter Hardin.
Jayne will perform her new album at Moonshiners Bar on June 21.
Rachel Clark
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It was a blessing to be 'Shot by Jake'
Tess Kelly
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Roderick 'Jake' Lindsay passed away from a heart attack on May 18, 2024. Picture file
Tamworth council asked to consider a new addition to Peel Street.
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Tamworth council will consider a recommendation to investigate the potential to erect a bronze statue of Uncle Roger Knox in Peel Street. File picture by Peter Hardin
Police arrested the man after he collided with a gutter.
Tess Kelly
'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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Back in the studio, Jon Wolfe will take up a spot on the CMAA board replacing Lyn Bowtell. Picture by Gareth Gardner.
The money came from the sale of festival hats and pins.
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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
'Dads that are willing to talk are the ones that survive.'
Jonathan Hawes
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Tamworth district's focus on massive renewable energy projects.
Simon Chamberlain, Rachel Clark and Tess Kelly
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No solar panels on prime farmland signs are plastered across the Loomberah district, near Tamworth. Picture by Peter Hardin
The job is about providing a human connection to patients.
Rachel Clark
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Clinical Nurse Consultant Jonathan Gourlay and Transitional Nurse Practitioner Mary Anne Dieckmann share their view on palliative care. Picture by Gareth Gardner
Jayne will perform her new album at Moonshiners Bar on June 21.
Rachel Clark
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Country Music Star Jayne Denham is excited to perform her new album Moonshine for her new hometown audience in Tamworth. Picture by Gareth Gardner
2340 Big Band kicks things off on Sunday, May 26.
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Musical performances for the heart and soul

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'Don't be afraid,' activists say to Tamworth councillors.
Jonathan Hawes
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Council gives behind the scenes look at the Westdale water plant.
Jonathan Hawes
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Tamworth Regional Council's water operations manager Daniel Coe says ratepayers are set to save thanks to a wastewater innovation. Picture by Jonathan Hawes
Gunnedah mayor Jamie Chaffey defended a decision to invite Santos.
Jonathan Hawes
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Gunnedah mayor Jamie Chaffey (left) has been accused of "greenwashing" by farmer and environmental activist Peter Wills (right). Picture file
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'Dads that are willing to talk are the ones that survive.'
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Gunnedah council has made its submission to the crime inquiry.
Rachel Clark
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Gunnedah Shire mayor Jamie Chaffey
'Voice, Treaty, truth-telling, that is how we reconcile.'
Jacob McMaster
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Sophia-Rose Markham gave a rousing speech as part of the 14th reconciliation bridge walk in Armidale on May 26. Pictures by Jacob McMaster.
Regional communities are on the front line of the energy transition.
ACM is giving regional communities the chance to have their say on the renewable energy transition happening in their backyard.
Catch-up on all that happened over the weekend.
Samantha Newsam
PHOTOS | 20,000 spectators will check out the event.
Newsroom
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Addison Dudley and Rosie Seccombe enjoy the futurity action in Tamworth on Sunday, May 26. Picture by Peter Hardin
'Dads that are willing to talk are the ones that survive.'
Jonathan Hawes
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Dads in Distress organiser Philip Penfold is inviting locals to the Tamworth Hotel to learn more about the organisation and its weekly support sessions for separated dads. Picture by Gareth Gardner
Gunnedah council has made its submission to the crime inquiry.
Rachel Clark
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Gunnedah Shire mayor Jamie Chaffey
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Jessica Belzycki
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Pictures of burnt LG solar storage batteries. Picture ACCC
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John Hanscombe
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Bruce Billson
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The government could be doing more to support small businesses. Picture Shutterstock
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Packing hacks can help change the way you travel. Photo by Shutterstock.
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Jordan Mulach
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Eileen Wood
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Director of Murdoch Universitys Centre for Crop and Food Innovation Professor Rajeev Varshney, who coined the term super-pangenome in 2019 in Trends in Plant Science, said the findings in the new study could accelerate crop improvement globally. Photo: supplied
Tamworth district's focus on massive renewable energy projects.
Simon Chamberlain, Rachel Clarke and Tess Kelly
No solar panels on prime farmland signs are plastered across the Loomberah district, near Tamworth. Picture by Peter Hardin
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