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JAFFAS THUMP ROSEBUDS

In the Hunter's NPL, The Lambton Jaffas have reclaimed top spot on the ladder after downing Adamstown this afternoon. Pat Brown bagged a hat trick, ...
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FATE OF KNIGHTS LIES IN WESTS MEMBERS HANDS

After months of speculation, the Newcastle Knights ownership saga is almost over, with the NRL finalising an agreement with local leagues club giant, Wests Group ...
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ERINA WATER QUALITY PUT TO THE TEST

The Central Coast community gathered today to make a pledge to act on water quality issues facing their local wetlands. A community engagement project is ...
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BLUES WOMEN TO DEFEND CROWN IN STATE OF ORIGIN MATCH

It's the fastest growing area in rugby league and tomorrow Berkely Vale's Isabelle Kelly will don the blue jersey in the women's state of origin ...
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300 GAME MILESTONE FOR TERRIGAL AVOCA PANTHER PETE

And to Black Diamond AFL Terrigal Avoca Panther Pete Van Dam celebrates a very special milestone. Today's win against Killarney Vale at home marking his ...
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TAMWORTH REPRESENTS AT NATIONAL BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS

The New South Wales Country Basketball team have come away from the National Under 16 Championships with their heads held high. Tamworth well represented for ...
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BEACHES PROVE TOO STRONG FOR LAKE MACQUARIE

In round 13 of Newcastle and Hunter Rugby, Wanderers had a field day - beating University 50-0. Hamilton keeps its spot on top of the table, ...
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FORMER BASKETBALL MAKING AN IMPACT IN NEWCASTLE NETBALL

Wests has continued its dominance in Newcastle Netball, easily accounting for Forsyths. Souths Lions beat Junction Stella, while Nova Thunder won a close one. BNC, featuring ...
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REGIONAL EDUCATION REVIEW

Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce is calling for his local electorate to make their voices heard in the regional education review. The report aims to ...
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MAL SURFERS LAP UP POINT BREAK AND PERFECT WEATHER

Perfect conditions for the second day of one of the Mid North Coast's most treasured malibu surfing contests. The 33rd annual Loggerheads comp this year ...
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NSW FOOD AUTHORITY NAME AND SHAME LIST: TAMWORTH ADDITION

The New South Wales Food Authority has made some local additions to its Name and Shame List. The Colonel won't happy to hear that South ...
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CHALLENGE COMMUNITY SERVICES BACK PAY 18 EMPLOYEES

One of Tamworth's largest disability not-for-profits say its accidentally underpaid eighteen employees. Challenge Community Services has back-paid $370,000 to their workers, after a disability classification ...
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LADIES WEEKEND AT WEST TAMWORTH BOWLING CLUB

The annual West Tamworth Ladies City of Lights bowls carnival started today, with women across the state flocking to town. The two-day carnival was brought ...
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SECOND STAGE OF OXLEY HIGHWAY UPGRADES COMPLETE

Drivers can rest easy as they travel between Tamworth and Gunnedah, with  roadworks now complete. It's the second set of overtaking lanes on the Oxley ...
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UoN NEW SPACE GIVES ALL-ACCESS PASS TO PUBLIC

The University of Newcastle's New Space campus will open its doors on Monday - but the building's already had its first reviews. Members of the ...
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WALLSEND NURSING HOME FAILS TO MEET STANDARDS

Hunter New England Health has been forced to defend claims residents of an aged care home in Wallsend have been receiving sub-standard care. A recent ...
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$4.5 MILLION INVESTMENT INTO TAMWORTH’S MOBILE NETWORK

For those living in the New England and Parkes region, a choice of phone providers will soon be on the cards. Optus has allocated $4.5-million ...
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THE NORTH WEST SHIVERS AS TEMPERATURES PLUMMET

Woolbrook in the north west of New South Wales dropped to a low of -8.0 overnight, the lowest temperature in the region this month, and ...
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DAY ONE OF TRI SERIES KICKS OFF AT TAREE MOTOR CYCLE CLUB

The first race meet of the motor cycle tri-series between Taree, Mcleay and Gunnedah kicked off today. Taree hoped a home advantage could help them ...
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TURNER STEALS ANOTHER GOLD AT WORLD CHAMPS

Diamond Beach athlete James Turner has snatched a second gold medal at the World Para Athletics Championships in London overnight. The power house taking out ...
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STEP CLOSER TO PALLIATIVE CARE SOLUTION IN THE MANNING

Manning Valley is closer to finding out how it may fare in the end of life care reforms, across the state. It follows a new ...
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WESTS GROUP POISED TO TAKE OWNERSHIP OF THE KNIGHTS

The Newcastle Knights could soon have new owners, after an agreement was reached with the NRL for the Wests Group to take control of the ...
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MANDEL TOUR | TRAVELLING GUITARIST RAISING AWARENESS FOR LIFELINE

Travelling around Australia for three years may sound like a holiday- but that's not the case for Murray Mandel. The Sydney singer and his guitar ...
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MAN KILLED NEAR GLEN INNES IN VEHICLE CRASH

A 55-year-old man has died after his vehicle crashed into a fence in the north of New South Wales. Police say the accident happened shortly ...
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KENNY DOWALL MAKES KNIGHTS DEBUT AGAINST FORMER CLUB

In his first game for the Knights, Shaun Kenny Dowall has scored the side's first points against his former club. Just before half time, The ...
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NORTH NEWCASTLE STARS READY FOR ORIGIN

The Hunter will be represented at this weekend's women's State of Origin with three North Newcastle stars lining up for the Blues. They've spent the ...
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BIG WEEKEND IN NEWCASTLE SPORT

The race for the Newcastle Rugby League minor premiership will heat up this weekend as front runners Western Suburbs go head to head with the ...
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KICKING GOALS FOR THE DAN HASLAM CUP

Tamworth FC and the North Companions will be playing for more than their ladder positions tomorrow. The third annual Dan Haslam Cup kicks off at ...
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WOMAN SEXUALLY ASSAULTED IN WYONG ATTACK

Police have released a description of a man following the sexual assault of a woman on the Central Coast earlier this week. About 8.30pm on ...
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WEEKDAY GRIDLOCK DRIVING PARENTS ROUND THE BEND

Traffic chaos on Carters Road is creating havoc for parents and teachers at nearby schools. The road has just one access point for more than ...
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NEWCASTLE INDEPENDENTS TO CONTEST COUNCIL ELECTION

The political jostling is underway in the lead-up to the local government election in Newcastle, with an Independent group playing its hand. It includes two ...
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NEW GENERAL MANAGER IS AN OLD HAND

A familiar face and experienced hand has been selected to be the next General Manager of Clarence Valley Council. It was announced this afternoon that ...
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RATE RISE APPROVED FOR MIDCOAST COUNCIL RATE PAYERS

Rate payers in the Mid-Coast Council area will be digging deeper to pay their rates over the next four years. IPART has approved the rise, ...
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MANNING RIVER RATZ GO WITHOUT BOTH CO-CAPTAINS

In round 14 of the lower mid north coast rugby union, the Manning River Ratz take on Old Bar on Saturday. The Ratz are facing ...
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OPTUS ANNOUNCES $1 BILLION REGIONAL MOBILE COVERAGE DEVELOPMENT

Mobile phone blackspots at Oxley Vale, Moonbi, Attunga and Duri will be a thing of the past next year. Optus today announced it will spend ...
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KING CLIMBS TO FOURTH

Luke King has climbed to fourth in the Driver Standing's, following Round Two of the Toyota 86 Series. He believes there's plenty of room for ...
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MID NORTH MAN WANTED ON OUTSTANDING WARRANT

Manning-Great Lakes police are on the lookout for a Mid North Coast man wanted on an outstanding warrant. 76-year-old Iain McQueeney is described as being ...
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RAY RETIRES | 46 YEARS WITH NSW AMBULANCE

One of the state's longest serving paramedics hung up his boots for the last time today. Tamworth's Ray Tait has retired after 46 years of ...
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KEEPIT DAM | $24.4 MILLION UPGRADE

Water security, cheaper prices and a strong, safe Keepit Dam. That's what is hoped to be achieved in the next two years by the state ...
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GRAVITY ENDURO AT MOUNT BORAH THIS WEEKEND

Gravity enduro riders from across the state will tackle the Mount Borah track the weekend. Mountain bike enthusiasts - young and old - rolling into ...
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