The Northern Daily Leader
Saturday, 2 March 2024
Our People
Volunteering helps the individual as well as the wider community.
Emma Downey
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Gracie is one of seven 2024 'leapling' babies born in Tamworth.
Emma Downey
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The decision represents a major financial blow to news providers.
Justine Landis-Hanley
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Minister for Communications Michelle Rowland. Picture by Keegan Carroll.
There's a risk cheap weight-loss drugs will reward gluttony.
Garry Linnell
Large appetite? Image: Shutterstock
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 top reasons for breakdowns have also been revealed.
Anna McGuinness
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A man calls for help next to a broken down car. Picture by Shutterstock
Workers were evacuated from a nearby tunnel construction site.
Anna Houlahan
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Emergency services on the scene at the Rockdale office building where a sinkhole has emerged. Picture NSW Fire and Rescue
Armidale Show is celebrating its 148th year.
Lydia Roberts
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CWA Armidale branch president Llani Pevitt and members with some of their homemade scones. The ladies are also selling pickles, jams and sauces they made especially for the show.
Property
Denise and Nigel Skewes say they are ready for a new adventure.
Rachel Clark
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Shearers will compete in a time trial on Saturday morning.
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The Barraba Show is celebrating its 113th year. Picture from Facebook
What's on
More than 700 students enjoy Tamworth Show's Schools' Day.
Emma Downey
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MP wants old unit repurposed for drug and alcohol services.
Member for Tamworth, Kevin Anderson
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Fencing has gone up around the site of the new Mental Health Unit at Tamworth hospital. Picture by Peter Hardin.
Four pollies monitored to investigate 'growing sleep crisis'.
Anna McGuinness
Nationals MP Barnaby Joyce in Parliament during Question Time on February 13. Picture by Elesa Kurtz
Entertainment abounds during March.
Theatre Talk
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Sing along with ABBA's greatest hits or enjoy a laugh or two
Work to replace the old failed system will get underway soon.
Newsroom
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Things to do: Tamworth and beyond.
Looking for something to do? Your never-ending list of what's on
'It is becoming increasingly harder to operate any business in a regional community.'
Lydia Roberts
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'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
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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Find out how warm we got, and what's to come.
Tess Kelly
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Maisie Coleman and William Johnston cool off at the Tamworth splash pad on the last day of summer. Picture by Peter Hardin
Celeste Manno's mother said the court decision was outrageous.
Anna Houlahan
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Police to allege the 'murder was premeditated'.
Anna McGuinness
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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
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 lives of flight attendant Luke Davies and former Network 10 presenter Jesse Baird will be honoured at Sydney's Mardi Gras parade.
Maeve Bannister • 1hr ago
Hundreds gathered in a Sydney park for a vigil to honour slain couple Luke Davies and Jesse Baird. (Bianca De Marchi/AAP PHOTOS)
'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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"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
Denise and Nigel Skewes say they are ready for a new adventure.
Rachel Clark
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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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TRC mayor Russell Webb says the next council may have to make all the hard decisions about the future of Ray Walsh House. Picture by Peter Hardin
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
Shearers will compete in a time trial on Saturday morning.
Newsroom
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Got an event coming up? Let us know about it and we'll include it in our Community Notices.
Newsroom
Tamworth Railway Station.
Entertainment abounds during March.
Theatre Talk
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Sing along with ABBA's greatest hits or enjoy a laugh or two
Things to do: Tamworth and beyond.
Looking for something to do? Your never-ending list of what's on
'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

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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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Have you retired and been able to access your superannuation savings but are now considering returning to work?
Rosie Ryan
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Small, guided tours with more time to meet locals and soak up a destination are being embraced by Australian travellers seeking more authentic experiences.
A tea ceremony in Japan. Picture supplied
An exclusive tour of Tasmania, Flinders Island, and King Island.
Emma Brown
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The Nut at Stanley. Picture Shutterstock
There's one dental health statistic that particularly horrifies Tamworth dentist Vera Stephenson.
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Volunteering helps the individual as well as the wider community.
Emma Downey
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So you're holding an event? Share it with the community
Gracie is one of seven 2024 'leapling' babies born in Tamworth.
Emma Downey
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Larissa Lye with daughter Gracie Jayne who was born in Tamworth hospital on February 29. Picture Gareth Gardner
Armidale Show is celebrating its 148th year.
Lydia Roberts
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CWA Armidale branch president Llani Pevitt and members with some of their homemade scones. The ladies are also selling pickles, jams and sauces they made especially for the show.
Shearers will compete in a time trial on Saturday morning.
Newsroom
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The Barraba Show is celebrating its 113th year. Picture from Facebook
The country and Americana re-invention of The Whitlams.
Josh Leeson • 47m ago
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Algorithms are pushing AI-generated falsehoods at an alarming rate.
Stan Karanasios, Marten Risius
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Traditionally, readers of news media could rely on editorial control to uphold journalistic standards and verify facts. But AI is rapidly changing this space. Picture Shutterstock
Volunteering helps the individual as well as the wider community.
Emma Downey
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Volunteer Harry Burkett is one of many who helps to ensure Tamworth Show runs smoothly. Picture by Peter Hardin
Gracie is one of seven 2024 'leapling' babies born in Tamworth.
Emma Downey
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Larissa Lye with daughter Gracie Jayne who was born in Tamworth hospital on February 29. Picture Gareth Gardner
Algorithms are pushing AI-generated falsehoods at an alarming rate.
Stan Karanasios, Marten Risius
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The Dunkley result is ultimately unimportant but could shape matters.
Michelle Grattan
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Prime Minister Anthony Albanese. Picture by Sitthixay Ditthavong
The key places and dates to keep in mind for sakura-spotting.
Akash Arora
If you can't decide where to go, our experts are here to help.
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Sue Wallace
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Meredith Clisby
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A Kangaroo Island landmark is back - bigger and better than ever
Not every service experience in the country warrants gratuities.
Kristie Kellahan
The Big Question: Has the tipping culture gone too far in the US?
Car Expert
Despite raising almost US$950m (A$1.46 billion) in external funding, Polestar may not have enough funds to break even next year.
Jordan Mulach
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Scott Collie
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Indian auto giant Tata is spending big money on what could be one of the largest electric vehicle battery factories in the UK.
Jordan Mulach
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The incoming Tucson Hybrid should be in healthy supply for Australia when it debuts later this year, says the brand's local product boss.
James Wong
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Jack Quick
The Senior
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Therese Murray
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
'My dad was coming home from a rehearsal for a show at 11pm.'
Matt Watson
Rams sold to five states at the DSSA Eastern Regional sale.
Elka Devney
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Whynot stud principal Mark Gett, Apsley, Narrabri, and auctioneer John Settree, Nutrien, Dubbo, with the top-priced Dorper ram which sold for $9000. Picture by Elka Devney
Promise of confidentiality as Merriwa family posts $10,000 reward.
Simon Chamberlain
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The distinctive earmark of the missing cows and the brand that has been used on them. Picture supplied
Benefits of the building designer living in the completed home.
Landscaper Adam Robinson identifies 4 themes for Australian homes
Adam Robinson says the colour palette for living/dining areas in the Arid design style embraces sandy earth tones. Picture from Caesarstone
Celebrate National Toast Day with the iconic Aussie spread.
Karen Hardy
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February 29 is National Toast Day. Picture Shutterstock

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