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UGARKOVIC LOOKS TO ADD ATTACKING EDGE TO HIS GAME

He was named Newcastle's Player of the Year last season, now Steven Ugarkovic is trying to reinvent his game. And been looking to the club's ...
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HUNTER DRIVERS READY TO PROVE A POINT AT GOLD COAST 600

The Gold Coast 600 course is one of the most unforgiving in the Supercars series... but Hunter driver Aaren Russell is hoping a bit of ...
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GAV’S WEATHER: VERY WARM AHEAD OF RAIN

A large high will move out over the Tasman, driving moist onshore winds over the QLD coast. The heavy rain periods are expected to ease ...
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COMPASS HAPPY TO HELP MORE PEOPLE FIND THEIR FEET

The state government is carving up its social housing portfolio, transferring control to nine non-profit providers. Newcastle-based Compass Housing will take over close to 18-hundred ...
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TEEN DIES FOLLOWING ALLEGED ASSAULT AT LAMBTON POOL

A teenage boy is dead, and a major investigation is underway, following an incident at a swimming pool complex in Newcastle. The 17-year-old - who ...
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HUNTER QUEEN’S BATON BEARERS CHOSEN

24 Hunter residents have been chosen to carry the Queen's Baton, as part of its journey to the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. Among those named ...
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TRUCK FIRE CLOSES PART OF THE M1

There was heavy traffic on the M1 this afternoon, after a semi-trailer was engulfed by flames near Morisset. Firefighters were called just before one o'clock, ...
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RELAY SNUB INFURIATES RESIDENTS

Northern Rivers residents are furious the 2018 Commonwealth Games Baton won't pass through the region on its way to the Gold Coast. Not a single ...
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TEENAGER CHARGED WITH TAREE ROBBERIES

A 15-year-old boy will face Children's court this week following the alleged armed robbery of a Taree news agency on Saturday morning. The teenager allegedly ...
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NEW LIFE FOR NEWCASTLE’S OLD SIGNAL BOX

Newcastle Station's old signal box will be given a new lease on life, with the city council approving a DA for its commercial use. It's ...
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AFL NORTH COAST ANNOUNCES WOMENS LEAGUE

There's great news coming from Mid-North-Coast A-F-L this week for women. After a strong intake of girls last season, a women's league has been given ...
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AUSTRALIAN BALLET GRACE STAGES IN TAREE AND PORT

The Australian Ballet will take centre stage in Taree as part of its regional tour across the country. The audience are in for a treat ...
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HUNTER SCHOOL CHALLENGES EDUCATIONAL NORMS

Collaborative study and more hands-on tasks - one Hunter school is reaping the benefits of a different approach to learning. The project, adopted by Kurri ...
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PHOTOGRAPHER ACCUSED OF ASSAULTING THREE WOMEN

A photographer will face Newcastle court tomorrow, accused of sexually and indecently assaulting three women. Lake Macquarie detectives launched an investigation after a woman reported ...
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LABOR MLC CALLS FOR ACTION ON WERRIS CREEK WATER TREATMENT PLANT UPGRADE

Labor's spokesperson for Tamworth says the New South Wales government needs to clarify its position on the upgrade of Werris Creek's water treatment plant. The ...
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MEDALS GALORE FROM THE NORTH WEST

Local competitors have returned home from the New South Wales All Schools Athletics Carnival with a record number of medals. Armidale's Vipers squad bringing home ...
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