• JON WOLFE

NEWS ROUNDUP: Dateline - 15 April. 2021 Boil Water Alert for Werris Creek

Liverpool Plains Shire Council is warning residents connected to the Werris Creek town water supply to boil water after the local water was deemed "unsafe" to drink.

Inflows to Quipolly Dam, combined with a water treatment problem in the area, has made the Werris Creek supply unsafe for residents.

Any water used for food preparation or for drinking should be brought to a "rolling boil" to make it safe to consume.

The council warned bottled water - or the cooled-down boiled water - needed to be used for drinking, washing uncooked food like fruit and vegetables, making ice and cleaning teeth.

staff are working to get the problem fixed, but the boil water advice will stay in place until further notice.

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Police are seeking assistance in relation to an investigation into the theft of two heifers from a Bingara property over recent weeks.

Between March 30 and April 1, two Hereford heifers were stolen from a set of yards on a property on Cobbadah Road, Bingara.

Police are appealing for anyone who may have seen any suspicious trucks or vehicles towing trailers in the area to report this to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or Bingara Police Station on 6721 8200.

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The Regional Sessions, a first-of-its-kind event series dedicated to the art, craft and business of songwriting, is set to take place in June at five musical hubs around New South Wales - Tamworth, Byron Bay, Wagga Wagga, Dubbo and Wollongong.

Tamworth’s session will be held on June 7 and speakers will be Ashleigh Dallas, Buddy Knox, Catherine Britt and Matt Fell, with more to be announced.

Early bird discounted tickets are on sale now to the sessions, which are presented by music rights management organisation APRA AMCOS with support from Create NSW and MusicNSW.