What do you think of the name Business New England?
That's the name Armidale's business chamber will put to its members as it's next meeting as it looks to modernise its image.
There have been some great innovations this year, prompted by the coronavirus. While they include spectacular advances in health care, entertainment has also changed.
This week we will see Armidale teenager Charlie Fittler perform at Tamworth's Hats Off To Country Festival, and we don't have to make the trip down the highway for it.
While Charlie performs in a Tamworth pub with no crowd, you can watch from home as the gig is livestreamed.
It's a reminder that some restrictions are still with us.
While some restrictions have eased during the pandemic, Hunter New England Health warned another outbreak is on the cards. They also revealed local testing was among the best in the region.
On a lighter note, Barnaby Joyce was put on the spot on Friday.
While visting the University of New England to announce UNE would received $204,000 to run sport and fitness programs for our refugees, the New England MP was asked by sports journalist Ellen Dunger about Walcha entering the New England rugby competition.
In his playing days, Joyce played for both Walcha and Albies in Armidale, and he admitted it will be a tough choice when his formers teams go head-to-head. You can watch the video here.
Meanwhile there were more funding announcements in the city last week.
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Have a great week!
Laurie Bullock, editor