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Level 2 restrictions still in place for Guyra residents
Recent falls of rain in the area have made no impact on the catchment with the Guyra Dam level continuing to fall at approximately three percent a week.
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Level 1 water restrictions for the city of Armidale
For the first time since Malpas Dam was built in the 1970s Council has activated its Drought Management Plan for level 1 water restrictions for the city of Armidale.
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Kaleidoscope illuminates heart of Armidale
A spectacular kaleidoscope of colour will light up Armidale’s central business district when the inaugural Colour New England Street Arts Festival is held on Saturday 6 April.
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Software upgrades for ARDi
A significant software upgrade of ARDi has been scheduled for next week from Monday 25 – 29 March. The trial/passenger service will not be available for the whole week.
2019 Volunteer Awards launch
Time to volunteer your best suggestion
Communities throughout Australia are enriched by the millions of people who volunteer their time and expertise, but there are always particular individuals and groups who stand out for their exceptional service. An annual celebration of the Armidale region’s most exceptional volunteers officially kicked off yesterday, with the launch of the 2019 New England Awards. Nominations are now open for the awards, which are held by Council’s Armidale Volunteer Referral Service (AVRS) and the Armidale Uniting Church’s Alwyn Jones Community Service Award Committee.
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Kempsey roadworks begin
Roadworks have begun to improve the safety of a 2.3km section of Kempsey Road.
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Council committed to treasured trees: Mayor
Council has a long-standing commitment to preserving the region’s street and park trees and consistently establishing more, Armidale Regional Council Mayor Simon Murray said.
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Mall a massive canvas for street art festival
Armidale’s Beardy Street Mall will become an art mecca on Saturday 6 April when two international artists transform the space as part of the inaugural Colour New England Street Arts Festival.
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Tank removal clears path for Guyra CBD upgrade
Contractors have finished removing disused fuel tanks from beneath Guyra’s main street, clearing an obstacle for a major upgrade of the town’s central business district.
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Black Saturday survivor shares bushfire recovery
Black Saturday bushfire survivor Anne Leadbeater will discuss her experiences in the Victorian blaze, when she is a guest speaker at the next Tingha Plateau Bushfire community recovery meeting tomorrow at 6pm.

Events

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27 Mar 2019
Tingha Ladies Health Day
Women’s health will be the focus of the latest community initiative as the Tingha township and surrounds recovers from the Tingha Plateau bushfire. A dietician, diabetes expert and other health care officials will be on hand at the Tingha Ladies Health Day, being held at Tingha Town Hall tomorrow at 10am – 2pm. Everyone is welcome to attend the event, being held by HealthWISE and the NSW Government. Morning tea and lunch is provided and RSVPs are requested. https://www.armidaleregional.nsw.gov.au/community/community-support/tingha-fire-recovery
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27 Mar 2019
Public Lecture: What are the key lessons from the Banking Royal Commission?
Professor Michael A Adams, the new Head of the UNE Law School, is an expert in corporate law, governance and financial services. For over 30 years, he has been writing, presenting and teaching on the impact of corporate law, particularly in financial services. This is a Public Lecture, so as well as being beneficial to lawyers, accountants and financial advisors, it will be of interest to the whole community. Banks and financial institutions represent over 50% of the top ten listed companies on the Australian Securities Exchange. Most people have superannuation, life insurance, mortgages and other financial products. This lecture will provide an opportunity to hear a clear analysis of what the Hayne’s Royal Commission was trying to discover. More importantly what is the likely impact and what lessons can be learned. There will be an opportunity for questions and dialogue on these important contemporary issues. Armidale Regional Council Town Hall, Rusden Street 5.30pm-7.30pm https://unelaw_public_lecture.eventbrite.com.au