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Australia Day ambassadors announced
Paralympics gold medallist Tiffany Thomas Kane and Australia’s ‘voice of rugby’, Gordon Bray, have been confirmed as the Armidale region’s Australia Day Ambassadors for 2019.
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Magic continues at library activities
School holiday activities at the Armidale Regional War Memorial Library get off to a tricky start in week two, when entertainer JD brings his magic show to the Children’s Library this Monday.
Council urges residents to be water wise this summer
Armidale Regional Council is reminding residents and businesses to be water wise this summer as water consumption reaches record levels.
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Council will soon commence work to seal Platform Road in Kellys Plains
Platform Road in Kellys Plains will soon be sealed including road alignment changes to improve driver safety and provide a smooth, all weather route for road users.
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Council calls in RSPCA to assist in reviewing animal management practices
Armidale Regional Council is voluntarily requesting the RSPCA assist Council to review its animal management practices in response to the death of cattle on Council owned land.
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Book donation puts Sri Lankan kids right on track
Students at a Sri Lankan school are benefitting from a donation of books from Armidale War Memorial Library.
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Early advice a foundation for wise building works
A substantial rise in the number of Armidale region property owners penalised for unapproved building work has been attributed to the popularity of DIY television programs and inaccurate advice from some professionals.
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Street libraries pave a path to Aboriginal literacy
Mini community libraries are being established in Armidale’s Girraween area to make books more available to children to improve their literacy.
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Pool fencing an inflating issue
The growing popularity of inflatable swimming pools at homes in the Armidale region has prompted a warning about the need for suitable pool fencing.
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Fantastic new addition takes flight at library
The children’s section at Armidale Regional War Memorial Library will scale new heights of fantasy when two local artists create a new mural during the festive period.


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24 Jan 2019
Jazz & Blues Grooves @ the Dog
Mrs B and the Boys features the über hip vocals of Bekk Baumgartner (Ms B) and the driving grooves of Warwick Dunham on piano, James Haselwood on bass and Cary Bennett on drums (the Boys). A night of ballads, bossas and bebop that will wash away all your cares and woes. VENUE: Welders Dog, cnr Marsh and Rusden Streets. TIME: 7.30pm. COST: free. Come and enjoy jazz at one of Armidale's grooviest venues. For more information, phone 0421 986 351.
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26 Jan 2019
Armidale Arat Gallery Exhibitions Opening
Exhibitions Reimaginings: Benjamin Thorn - Reimaginings is a collection of assemblages mostly made from children's blocks. The blocks are combined into both quasi representational and abstract images that explore patinas, textures and embossed letters of the blocks. As I See It - Katherine Miles - As I See It comprises landscapes, portraits and subjects from nature. The artist’s creativity springs from the desire to reproduce the beautiful scenes and objects she sees, so that through her art, other people may enjoy them. They are realistic representations using acrylics or acrylic wash on canvas or paper.