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Armidale News

Amalgamation possible for New England region

Tuesday February 9, 2010
A REVIEW of local government services in the New England area has been ordered by the state government following last year's collapse of the New England Strategic Alliance.

Vice Regal

Saturday January 17, 2009
Yesterday morning, Her Excellency the Governor received Ms Dianne Roberts, Foundation Member of the Minimbah Pre and Primary School Aboriginal Corporation in Armidale, at the Office of the Governor.

Volunteer Firefighter Started At Least 13 Blazes: Police

Tuesday November 18, 2008
A VOLUNTEER firefighter with the Rural Fire Service has been accused of lighting a string of roadside bushfires in NSW's north-east before being called out to extinguish them. Justin Broadbent, a 23-year-old married father of one, was charged yesterday with starting at least 13 fires on roadsides outside Inverell, north-west of Armidale, since September.

Helping Hand For Students

Saturday November 8, 2008
THE Armidale School (TAS) has announced increased assistance in the form of scholarships and bursaries for 2010.

Psst, The Party's On For Gun Raconteur Cannon

Sunday October 5, 2008
ARMIDALE icon John Cannon will be honoured for his 30-year service as chairman at the Armidale Jockey Club's November 9 TAB meeting.

Sub Grim

Saturday August 16, 2008
Councils, hospitals and charities face up to $2billion in losses as the subprime meltdown sweeps the world, writes Michael West. Gosford Council, on the NSW mid-north coast, is sitting on a $74million portfolio of CDOs and similar "structured finance" products, Newcastle Council $39million, Coffs Harbour $39million and Sutherland $55million. NSW COUNCILS TAKING CLASS ACTION AGAINST LEHMAN BROTHERS Armidale Blaney Deniliquin Gilgandra Kiama Narrabri Parkes Walcha Wingecarribee Port Macquarie Cabonne

New England Witnesses An Unaccustomed Slugfest

Monday June 9, 2008
The gentle folks of the university town of Armidale are used to bitter winters but the one between its resident chancellor and vice-chancellor is frostier than most.

Newcastle Pit Stop For Navy Boat

Friday February 8, 2008
AN unusual view greeted people relaxing on Queens Wharf yesterday, with the HMAS Armidale moored in front of The Brewery.

Navy To Forge Bonds

Wednesday January 9, 2008
THE Armidale class patrol boat HMAS Maitland is on her maiden South-East Asian deployment and will take part in a meeting of Asia-Pacific navies in India to discuss regional maritime security.

Rookies Get A Life Lesson They Won't Soon Forget

Saturday November 17, 2007
NATHAN Stapleton arrived at Cronulla, and yesterday's induction for the first batch of the NRL's under-20 players, via a town called Deepwater, an hour and a half north of Armidale. Strangely, it's not on the water - but, predictably, deep in the middle of nothingness.

Retreat An Ideal Lure For Anglers

Sunday October 7, 2007
IN the 1980s a keen angler built a log and rock chalet on the junction of the Macleay River and Little Georges Creek near Armidale to cater for fishing adventure holidays.

Perfect If You're In For Long Hall

Sunday August 12, 2007
A PROPERTY with the romantic name of Loloma - and a hall the length of a cricket pitch - fills almost a whole city block at Armidale.

Top Player Misses Out On Victory

Wednesday June 13, 2007
WHILE Illawarra were beating Newcastle in the final of the state open men's hockey titles in Armidale on Monday, Illawarra's most experienced player John Bessell was almost a mile high flying home.

Newcastle's Title Dream Shattered

Tuesday June 12, 2007
ILLAWARRA thrashed Newcastle 5-1 in the final to deny the Hunter team an elusive A-division crown at the state open men's hockey championships at Armidale yesterday.

Mentally Ill Patient Suspect In Digger's Killing

Thursday April 19, 2007
A PATIENT who absconded from a mental health unit is a suspect in the murder of the elderly war veteran Mark Hutchinson, who was decapitated in his Armidale backyard in January.

Unis Pool Strengths

Wednesday April 18, 2007
THE universities of New England and Newcastle would continue to collaborate and grow stronger together over the next decade, the Armidale institution's vice-chancellor Alan Pettigrew predicted yesterday.

Country Charm Inside And Out

Sunday April 1, 2007
ARDEN Hills is a large country home among established gardens on 11 hectares just outside Armidale.

The Day That Guyra Cup Win Cost Cannon A Bomb

Sunday February 25, 2007
THIS Saturday's Guyra Cup meeting at Armidale rekindled a cracking yarn involving Armidale Jockey Club president John Cannon.


Saturday February 24, 2007
THE Newcastle Open held last weekend was very successful, with a wide field of players from Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Taree, Laurieton, Armidale, Dubbo, Toukley and even Norway.

Tradition To Excel

Friday February 23, 2007
FOUNDED in 1895, New England Girls' School (NEGS) at Armidale has built a tradition of academic excellence.