Six billion dollars more funding is now up for grabs in regional NSW.
State parliament approved laws overnight, to lease the poles and wires network.
The government is excited about the possabilities, but unions are concerned.
It was North West up against the North Coast today in the girls New South Wales Combined High Schools touch tournament.
Ten teams from across the state came to Inverell to compete for the title.
Inverell swimmer Damon Murphy is off to compete in Adelaide for the Pacific School Games.
And while that's a huge accomplishment, the nine year old has overcome more than most.
Agriculture is one of the our most dangerous industries.
Farmers are commonly isolated and with limited access to emergency services.
A new program is now been tried to improve farm safety, with the focus on the next generation of farmers.
175 years young, Warialda's had a long, colourful history - but there are still stories that are yet to be told.
The town's celebrating the past, but also hoping to make sure their memories stick around.
Councils have just under four weeks left to prove they have the financial backing to survive into the future.
But while amalgamating could help the bank balance - locals say it could cause even more problems.
Tamworth Regional Council says it wont be adding another dollar to the upgrades at Chaffey Dam.
Those who live along West Bank Road could lose access if the road's not relocated.
Residents say they fear for the future.
Police are urging drivers to take care on the region's roads over the long weekend.June 4, 5:01 pm
Two men have been fined after they were caught fishing illegally in a remote section of the Barwon River, north of Mungindi.June 4, 3:45 pm
Bendemeer’s Josh Hazlewood and his fellow Australian fast bowlers have ripped through the West Indies attack on day one of the first Test.June 4, 10:52 am
Young Willow Tree rider Isabelle Bowditch-McIntyre has made her first major mark on the national equestrian scene.June 3, 7:03 pm
Despite low water levels the Keepit Kool Regatta will go ahead this weekend.
Organisers say it adds to the challenge - one competitors love.
The pressure's on to find new ways to secure the future of Lake Keepit.
No water and low visitor numbers has increased the need for more attractions.
Now there're plans to give the reserve a new look.
Tamworth will host next year's City - Country NRL round after decades of trying to attract the event to town.
The new Scully Park project has caught the NRL's eye.
While drought has affected crop conditions for many Aussie farmers,
The little chickpea is proving to be this year's winner.
Record price highs have almost doubled production.
Evie Madden investigated just what is behind the rise of the chickpea