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Learner rider arrested by police following roadside drug test

A LEARNER rider has received a host of infringement notices after being pulled over by police in Nyngan. At around 1pm on Sunday, January 6, police attached to Central North Highway Patrol were conducting mobile testing on Pangee Street in Nyngan. Officers said they observed a black motorcycle enter a service station. READ ALSO: Weve been shoved aside by the government:
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Germany raises avalanche alert after skiier deaths

Rescue workers searched on Saturday for a woman who was buried by an avalance in the Teisenberg mountain range near Bavaria. Photo: DPA Heavy snowfall in southern Germany and the deaths of skiers prompted authorities Sunday to raise the avalanche alert warning in the Bavarian Alps to the second-highest level. The Bavarian avalanche warning service said it had
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Be safe: Warning issued for severe thunderstorms with damaging winds

THE Bureau of Meteorology has issued a fresh warning for severe thunderstorms with damaging winds over the next several hours for Dubbo, Wellington, Parkes, Young and their surrounding areas. “Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds over the next several hours in parts of the Central Tablelands, Central West Slopes and Plains, South West Slopes, Riverina,
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Penguins big beach day out

It is not unusual to receive visitors during the festive season, however, on New Years Day a surprise guest graced the South West with its presence. A northern rockhopper penguin was discovered catching some rays on Redgate Beach. Parks and Wildlife Service were promptly made aware of the visit, and took the penguin to a wildlife rehabilitator. The wildlife rehabilitator
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Farming is much more than just starving sheep and dry paddocks

LONG spells of hot, dry weather are nothing new in the Central West, but last year the drought hit the local, state and national headlines like never before. Farmers across the region were already subject to failing crops and stock left without water and feed, but in early August it seemed the entire nation was made aware of the conditions. On August 8, the entire state
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Weve been shoved aside by the government: Horticulturalist

HORTICULTURALISTS have been “just shoved aside” by state and federal governments during the drought, NSW Farmers Association horticulture committee chair Guy Gaeta says. Millions of dollars in financial loans, subsidies, waivers, support, tools and other drought initiatives might have been announced in the past 12 months, but he said very little of it will help
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Police calling for dashcam, CCTV footage of missing woman

POLICE are appealing for public assistance to locate a woman reported missing from the Broken Hill area. Marilyn Anne Grubb was last scene when she left a property on Menindee Road, around 50 kilometres from Broken Hill on Sunday, December 30. She was travelling in her vehicle, a 2005 year model Holden Adventra station wagon, grey/blue in colour with South Australian
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Workshop lessons help landowner nab teen following rural offences

AN 18-YEAR-OLD man has been arrested and charged by police in relation to a string of offences that occurred in the Dubbo region. In late October a number of crimes were committed on a property in Dandaloo, near Trangie. “The offender entered the cab of the loader and stole a UHF radio,” NSW Police State Rural Crime Co-ordinator Detective Inspector Cameron Whiteside said.
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Pigeons fly high and towns respond to need for breast care nurses

Racing pigeons have taken to the skies as the communities of Narromine and Trangie dug deep for the McGrath Foundation this year. A fervent wish to see more breast care nurses sparked donations of more than $10,000 at the ninth annual Pink Pigeon Race at Narromine and related fundraising activities. The sum collected will go to the McGrath Foundation, bringing it closer to