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Wednesday
Jan252017

Gravesend teen linked to Moree ice ring

Police believe a drug bust conducted by Strike Force Sassafra has cleaned up much of the region’s ice supply, with raids on a number of homes in Moree and Ashley taking place early last week.

A 19 year old Gravesend man has been arrested, following the arrests of three other men, aged 23, 24, and 34.

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Thursday
Jan192017

Steve Widders to fill local Australia Day Ambassador role

Armidale’s well-known local identity Steve Widders has been named as Warialda’s Australia Day ambassador for 2017, a role that he has proudly taken on a number of times across the country.

Steve Widders is an Aboriginal descendant from the Kamillaroi and Anaiwan people, and believes that his ability to identify with Australia’s Indigenous population has allowed him to take on the role of ambassador for many years.

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Wednesday
Dec212016

Gwydir Shire Council again fighting to survive

Gwydir Shire has until just December 24 to respond to a Performance Improvement Order issued by the Minister for Local Government Paul Toole.

The order has come as a shock to the elected councillors and the senior staff, especially as Gwydir escaped the axe when many NSW Councils were amalgamated in May 2016 under the ‘Fit for the Future’ (FFTF) process.

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Wednesday
Dec212016

Hard work pays off for Warialda High Students

Warialda High students are currently celebrating, following not only the completion of their secondary schooling, but the delivery of their outstanding HSC results, released last week.

Three WHS students been listed as ‘Distinguished Achievers’, receiving a result in the highest band possible for one or more of their chosen subjects.

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Wednesday
Dec212016

Romeo + Madden: Local skin care label goes from strength to strength

From little things, big things grow, and this could not be more true for local business owner Tarney Hall.

What started as a hobby in a Warialda kitchen, has grown into a brand found on shelves across the country, with a following of more than 15,000 people across all social media platforms. Romeo + Madden has been years in the making, but at the same time, it has progressed at the speed of light.

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