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E-coli Detected In Lightning Ridge Water Supply

posted Apr 20, 2017, 7:47 PM by Moree Broadcasting   [ updated Apr 20, 2017, 7:48 PM ]

Walgett Shire Council advises Lightning Ridge residents E-coli has been detected in recent water samples. Consequently, Council is asking residents to boil their tap water before drinking. 


Council staff are working to identify the problem, and the reservoir has been super chlorinated. Water mains will also be flushed around town for the next couple of days.


Follow-up testing for microbiology will be carried out on Wednesday and residents will be notified of these results once Council receives them.


In the meantime, cooled boiled water should be used for drinking, cooking, washing raw foods, making ice, pets drinking water and cleaning teeth. Children should take bottled or cooled boiled water to school.


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Man Found Guilty For Goondiwindi Murder

posted Nov 9, 2016, 7:44 PM by Moree Broadcasting   [ updated Nov 9, 2016, 7:45 PM ]



Robert Ian Trebeck has been found guilty of the murder of Alexis Jeffery in Goondiwindi two years ago.

Mr Trebeck strangled Ms Jeffery to death with her own jeans on the banks of the Macintyre River on morning of the 16th of March 2014.

The Toowoomba Chronical reports Mr Trebeck showed no emotion and stood with his hands in his pockets as he was sentenced to life in prison by Justice Glenn Martin.

In sentencing Mr Trebeck, Justice Martin said he had shown no remorse, he had lied to his family and the Police, and he had tried to pin the crime on someone else.

The Chronical also reports Trebeck had previous convictions for breaches of domestic violence orders, a fact kept from the jury.



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Police Target Hoon Behaviour In Moree

posted Oct 30, 2016, 3:38 PM by Moree Broadcasting   [ updated Oct 30, 2016, 3:38 PM ]



Officers from the Barwon Traffic and Highway Patrol conducted Operation Wreck on Friday and Saturday, targeting hoon behaviour in Moree.

Officers inspected 24 vehicles and issued 21 defect notices. Police also conducted random drug testing which resulted in eight positive drug tests, including an interstate truck driver who allegedly returned a positive reading for methamphetamine.

Police also issued 30 traffic infringement notices and suspended three licenses.

Superintendent Robert Ryan, Region Commander of the Traffic and Highway Patrol, says it’s imperative all road users maintain their vehicles to Australian standards and drive in a safe manner. These types of operations will be stood up anytime and anywhere to ensure all road users are safe.

 

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Moree Relay For Life Kicks Off Tomorrow

posted Oct 13, 2016, 6:57 PM by Moree Broadcasting   [ updated Oct 13, 2016, 6:57 PM ]



The Cancer Council's Relay for Life is on in Moree tomorrow (Saturday 15th October).

14 team and over 150 participants will take part in the relay, which kicks off at the Moree Showground from 2 o’clock Saturday afternoon and runs through until 10 o’clock Sunday morning.

One of the organisers, Kate Dubois says the last Relay in Moree raised $40,000 and they’re hoping to exceed that amount this year.

She says they’ve got plenty of activities planned during the relay including cricket, market stalls, slip and slide, giant sand pit and entertainment from local musicians including Avenue for Troy.

Ms Dubois says people can still register for $20 at the showground from noon tomorrow (October 15) and people can also donate by visiting the Moree Relay for Life website.




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Recent Variety Bash Raises Over $2 Million For Kids In Need

posted Aug 29, 2016, 7:45 PM by Moree Broadcasting   [ updated Aug 29, 2016, 7:47 PM ]


The recent Variety Brydens Lawyers Berowra to Bowen Bash has raised more than $2 million to help children who are sick, disadvantages or have special needs.

The Variety Bash started on August 21st and visited several town including Bellata and Lightning Ridge along the way.

Variety New South Wales Motoring Events Manager, Stuart Telfer, sys the Variety Bash made donations to 11 schools along the ways and the drivers experienced from rain and closed roads to a wedding at the half way point in Longreach.

He also says all the Bashers work hard throughout the year raising fund to help kids in need and the Variety Bash is their chance to see the impact of the donations to schools and to have some fun and adventure in the Australian outback – and this year the Variety Bash has certainly delivered.




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37-year-old Provisional Driver Caught Drink Driving

posted Aug 21, 2016, 10:40 PM by Moree Broadcasting   [ updated Aug 21, 2016, 10:40 PM ]



A provisional driver will appear in court in September after he was caught drink driving in Lightning Ridge on Saturday.

At about 1.00am Police stopped a Mitsubishi Pajero bearing red ‘P’ plates in Kaolin Street, Lightning Ridge for a random breath test.

The 37-year-old driver from Lightning Ridge produced a driver’s licence payment receipt in his name and Police conducted checks which revealed he was the current holder of a P1 Provisional licence. Police then subjected the driver to a roadside breath test which returned a positive result.

He was arrested and taken to Lightning Ridge Police Station where he was subjected to a breath analysis. He was issued a field court attendance notice for Driving with a Novice Range PCA to appear at Lightning Ridge Local Court on the 28th of September.



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Man Charged With Murder

posted Aug 21, 2016, 10:05 PM by Moree Broadcasting   [ updated Aug 21, 2016, 10:05 PM ]




A man has been charged with murder after allegedly stabbing a woman in Walgett on Friday night (August 19).

At about ten to eight, emergency services were called to a Fox Street home, following reports a women had been stabbed. The 26-year-old was assisted at the scene by Paramedics before being taken to Walgett Hospital; she died a short time later.

Following inquiries, Police arrested a 49-year-old man at a home on Dewhurst Street. He was taken to Walgett Police Station where he was charged with murder.

He was refused bail.



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Melbourne Cup To Mungindi

posted Aug 15, 2016, 10:03 PM by Moree Broadcasting   [ updated Aug 15, 2016, 10:04 PM ]



The $175,000, 18-carat gold Emirates Melbourne Cup will visit Mungindi next week as part of its fourteenth annual Tour of Australia and New Zealand.

On Thursday the 25th The Cup will take front and centre stage at a BBQ lunch hosted by the Mungindi Jockey Club at the local RSL, before going on to visit several local icons including the Mungindi Racecourse and the One Ton Post.

Mungindi Jockey Club Vice President, Sam Heagney says the community is excited to host the Emirates Melbourne Cup Tour and is looking forward to celebrating the history and culture of the race that stops a nation.

He says we have a great day planned for residents looking to see and experience the Emirates Melbourne Cup culture firsthand. Being a part of the Tour is a fantastic opportunity for locals and the wider district to gather and support each other through our love of horses and racing.




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ESCAPEES ARRESTED

posted Aug 14, 2016, 9:49 PM by Moree Broadcasting   [ updated Aug 14, 2016, 9:50 PM ]



Three men who escaped from a correctional facility near Brewarrina have been arrested in Goondiwindi.

The to 20 year olds and 22 year old allegedly escaped from the minimum security correctional centre south of Brewarrina at about twenty to three on Saturday morning.

Following a wide scale search the three men were found in Callandoon Street Goondiwindi at about 11 o’clock last night (Sunday 14th August). They were arrested without incident and taken to Goondiwindi Police Station before being taken to Warwick Watchhouse.

They will be extradited to New South Wales where charges will be laid. Inquiries continue.



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The Hike For Homeless Wraps Up For Another Year

posted Aug 11, 2016, 11:44 PM by Moree Broadcasting   [ updated Aug 11, 2016, 11:44 PM ]



The Hike for Homeless is over for another year.

Over the past six days, the hikers have covered 293 kilometres of our region by, averaging about 74,000 steps per day, to raise awareness for homelessness within the community.

Byamee Moree Area Homelessness Service Operations Joanne Williams said “this week would not have been possible without the help of the SES, the local Police, the community groups who have housed and fed the hike for Homeless team each night, and of course, the volunteers, donators and hikers.

The Hike for Homeless wrapped up this afternoon at a Community Connect BBQ held in the Balo St Moree Carpark next to Harvey Norman.



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