For a detailed Armidale weather report, visit the following website,
put together and updated daily by former 2AD announcer, Peter Burr.

The 38th national awards for local government gala dinner was held in Canberra earlier this month, and two Armidale Regional Council programs were recognised.

Winner of the career starter category was Armidale Regional Council’s Girls in Civil Program, aimed at empowering female high school students to explore opportunities in the traditionally male dominated civil construction industry.

Their Compass Women in Leadership Program also received an honourable mention in the women in local government program. The program gives learning and development opportunities for women to drive positive change across the organisation.

The team provides services to help refugees recover from torture and trauma and rebuild their lives in Australia.

New England Police District are seeking information from the community to assist in locating Charlie FOSTER, 33 Y/O, who is wanted by virtue of arrest warrant.

He is known to frequent Inverell, Glen Innes and Armidale.

If anyone has information regarding his whereabouts, please phone Crime Stopper on 1800 333 000

Nominations for the New England North West Business Awards have now been extended to Friday 26 July.

The awards showcase excellence and innovation across 18 business and industry categories, from startups and small business, to large corporations and community groups.

For more information, visit 
or the Business NSW – New England North West Facebook page.

A man has appeared in Moree Local Court, and will appear in Armidale local court later this month, following a police pursuit earlier this week.

Around 1:40pm on Monday 1 July, officers attached to Armidale
Highway Patrol were patrolling Niagara Street, Armidale, when they sighted a Hyundai i30 being driven by a man known to police.

Officers attempted to stop the vehicle, and when it allegedly failed to stop, a pursuit was initiated, terminated before entering Bundarra.

The car was located a short time later just north of Bundarra, with a search of the vehicle allegedly locating two large hunting knives and a machete.
The 19 year – old male driver was subject to a breathe and drug test and allegedly returned a positive result to methylamphetamine and cannabis.

He was taken to Inverell Police Station and charged with never licensed person drive vehicle on road, police pursiot – not stop – drive at speed, custody of knife in public place, and drive vehicle, illicit drug present in blood. A secondary test was conducted and sent for analysis.

The man was also charged with four domestic violence – related offences relating to incidents which occurred in Moree earlier this year.

The accused was originally refused bail and attended Moree Local
Court on Tuesday, where he was given conditional bail to appear at Armidale Local Court on Monday 15 July.

Armidale Regional Council has endorsed its draft Local Housing Strategy for public exhibition. It builds on their new growth agenda, ‘Toward 50,000’ articulated in the recently adopted Local Strategic Planning Statement.

‘Toward 50,000’ outlines council’s plan to broaden the economic base of this region, by enabling 4000 new jobs by 2043. If this target is reached, the job growth will result in an additional 10,000 people moving to the region.

The draft local housing strategy is on public display, and any feedback can be made online by visiting

In a move which will hopefully take the strain off of the Armidale Emergency Department, the Armidale Urgent Care Service is now open and available to use.

The service is staffed by General Practitioners and nurses with important diagnostic services on – site including radiology and pathology. It is well supported to treated a range of injuries and illnesses that are deemed urgent but not life threatening.

The state – funded service is being delivered in partnership with the Hunter New England Central Coast Primary Health Network, and is open 365 days a year from 12pm to 8pm Monday – Friday, and 9am to 5pm on weekends. There is also the possibility of increasing the opening hours if demand requires. It is also bulk billed.

To access the service phone 1800 022 222

A 30 year – old Uralla man has been charged and refused bail, following investigations into a break – in in Inverell.

Officers attached to New England Police district received reports of a break in at a home on Dog Trap Lane in Inverell, between 1pm on June 24, and 12pm on June 25.

12 firearms were reported stolen from the home.

Following inquiries, police arrested a 30 year – old man at a business in Uralla, while simultaneously executing a search warrant at a home on Depot Road in Uralla.

Police located and seized 8 firearms, ammunition, firearm parts, firearm cleaning kits and documentation.

The man was taken to Armidale Police Station and charged with:
Enter dwelling with intent (steal), Steal firearm or imitation firearm (12 counts), Acquire prohibited firearm-subject prohibition order, Acquire firearm – subject to prohibition order (12 counts, Possess ammunition without holding licence/permit/authority, and Acquire ammunition subject to prohibition order.

He appeared in Tamworth local court yesterday and was refused bail.

Ever wondered why we weren’t taught the important issues like finance at school? Well the students of today can now have that luxury!

The Greater Bank Finance Academy is a financial literacy program able to be delivered to high school students across various parts of NSW.

The theory components of the course are created by the University of Newcastle, while the practical components are thanks to The Greater Bank.

The Finance Academy is integrated into various subjects across year 9 and 10 curriculum.

If your school would like to be involved, please visit

The Australian Electoral Commission has put forward a proposal to grow the New England Electoral division. Low population growth across the state has
led to the proposed shedding of one Sydney electorate and the expansion
of the New England electorate to make up for a predicted fall in population.

The redistribution committee proposes giving the New England the remaining
portion of Gwydir Shire Council area, currently split between Parkes and
New England, as well as the entirety of Muswellbrook Shire Council area.
Public feedback on the proposal is open until July 12.

If you’re thinking about standing as Mayor or a councillor for Uralla Shire
Council, you’re invited to an online information session on Monday
July 15 from 6pm. The session will be run by external consultant,
Emma Broomfield, an experienced trainer, facilitator, mediator and lawyer
with 20 years experience in local government.

Topics will include the role of council, understanding responsibilities,
legal framework, ethical governance, financial responsibilities and
self care in leadership.

For more information, contact Uralla Shire Council’s Customer
Service Team on 6778 6300.