Forty years ago, the National Cutting Horse Association Futurity had 24 competitors battle for $10,000 in prizemoney.
This year, there's 560 entries vying for over $700,000.
Another huge AELEC event, following the weekend's Australian Stock Horse N
The Tamworth Thunderbolts have suffered two devasting losses against the Newcastle Hunters.
The men fell short by two points.
While skipper Emily Staunton led the scoring for the women, as they went to extra time.
Ambulance rescue crews jumped into action today - rescuing a man stuck 20 metres up a communications tower at Tamworth.
Thankfully the "patient" was one of their own and the rescue was part of a training drill.
Regional university staff and students haved joined a nationwide day of action against cuts to university funding.
In tonight's budget the Federal Government will rip more than two billion dollars from higher education to pay for reforms to schools
New South Wales Racing Stewards will launch their own inquiry into the Tamworth Cup Doping allegations.
Police have charged 2 men. They're accused of giving the Cup winner Prussian Secret - performance enhancing drugs.
A long dry spell has ended with falls of rain across many parts of the region.
But farmers say much more is needed.
Many are worried frost might get to their crops first.
The battle for fair nurse to patient ratios continues.
Today Armidale nurses took the fight to the top.
But they weren't happy with the Premier's response.
First tonight - You'd be forgiven for mistaking the Northern Tablelands for Macquarie Street today.
Both the Premier and Opposition leader were here campaigning for their candidates in the upcoming by-election.
But not all went according to plan.
Art Express has arrived in the North West.
It's a collection of artworks from last year's top Year 12 students - from around the state.
During his first season in local AFL, Tim Cotter thought about giving the game away.
Five years and two premierships later, he departs as one of the Kangaroos best.
Kicking 14 goals in his farewell match.
The first Tamworth Group Four derby for 2013 has lived up to the hype.
West Lions started on fire and went to a 16-nil lead.
But North Tamworth responded, as the lead changed twice in the final two minutes.
Armidale sits on top of New England Rugby after a physical clash with Guyra in round five.
The Blues showed why they'll be a side to watch as they head into the second round.
While in Central North, Narrabri stole victory over the Pirates after the
The contribution's of volunteers is being recognised around the country as National Volunteer week kicks off.
Local's are standing up to say thank you.
Cattle prices have dropped considerably because of drought and a bans on live exports.
But what does this mean for the meat on your plate?
Butchers say they have SOME flexibility with the prices but stop short of any offering any big discounts yet
Cash for roads and more help for those struggling have made wish lists ahead of tomorrow's federal budget.
But with the government trying to fill a 12 billion dollar blackhole, many admit they're not hopeful they'll get what they're after.