Your morning news snapshot from around regional Australia and beyond.
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s longest residing animal, Cuddles the African Elephant, has passed away.
Dubbo MP Troy Grant has been fined for using his phone while operating a vehicle.
Mid-Western Regional Council’s rural waste transfer stations will be affected by intermittent servicing of bins whilst the collection truck undergoes repairs following an accident.
The bush fire danger period in the Cudgegong District has been extended for one month.