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GATECRASHERS THROW BRICKS AND BOTTLES AT CHARELSTOWN HOUSE PARTY

A teenage girl has been taken to hospital with a head wound, after gatecrashers threw a house brick into the backyard of a home at ...
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BEDROOM FIRE FORCES APARTMENT BUILDING EVACUATION

An apartment block in Newcastle has been evacuated after a fire broke out on the 13th floor overnight. The fire took hold in the King ...
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FIRE SEASON LEAD UP KEEPS RFS BUSY

Challenging weather conditions have had firies on guard in Port Stephens and Lake Macquarie. Several fires remain at advice level, with the Rural Fire Service ...
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HUNTER VIETNAM SOLIDERS REMEMBERED

The Hunter has paused to remember 19 local soldiers who lost their lives during the Vietnam War. Now in its 41st year, the service began ...
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PROPOSAL PUT FORWARD FOR SUPERCARS ACCOMMODATION

There's still three months until the Newcastle 500, and already, accommodation in the city's East End is virtually sold out. A local company is proposing ...
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DRIVER CHARGED OVER ALLEGED GOLD COAST HIT-AND-RUN

A man has been charged after a hit-and-run at Surfers Paradise early this morning. A 38-year-old man from Hollywell presented himself to Southport Police Station ...
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VINTAGE CAR RALLY ROLLS OUT

A cavalcade of lovingly restored vintage cars took to streets today, as part of the 57th Northern Rivers Vintage Car Rally. The collection includes a ...
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VIKINGS TAKE OVER LISMORE

A medieval viking battle broke out in Lismore's CBD today. Members of a re-enactment group, wielding authentic swords and shields as part of the annual ...
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DANGEROUS SURF LASHES HUNTER’S COAST

Strong winds are also causing dangerous surf conditions along Hunter's coast this weekend. Beachgoers and rock fishers are being urged to act cautiously in the ...
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ONE ROUND TO GO IN CENTRAL COAST LEAGUE

Wyong is just one game away from the Central Coast Rugby League minor premiership. The reigning champions aren't too concerned heading into the finals, hoping ...
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YOUNG TALL SCIENCE POPPY BLOSSOMS

Dr Emma Beckett isn't your average scientist. The University of Newcastle researcher ventures outside the lab to spread her love of science to the public, ...
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NEW PLAYGROUND UNVEILED IN TARRO

Newcastle City Council has unveiled a new-look playground in Tarro, with the new facility receiving a big thumbs up from local children. The $200,000 playground ...
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WESTS BOOK A SPOT IN THE GRAND FINAL

They've set the benchmark in Newcastle Netball all season, and now Wests have reward for it - into the decider after a rampant win over ...
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HAWKS EDGE CLOSER TO MINOR PREMIERSHIP

The local rugby finals picture is almost complete. Beaches held out a fast-finishing Greens to book its place, Maitland is also in. That fifth spot ...
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STORM ENDS KNIGHTS WINNING RUN

They had been building momentum, but the Newcastle Knights simply had no answers against a rampant Storm this afternoon. Melbourne wrapped up the minor premiership, ...
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CONCERNS HELD FOR MISSING INVERELL MAN

Information is being sought from the public to help locate a missing person in northern New South Wales. 25-year-old Dallas Albury was last seen by ...
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COFFS COMETS TAKE ON GRAFTON GHOSTS

The Coffs Comets will have their work cut out for them tomorrow, taking on the undefeated Grafton Ghosts in local Rugby League. It's set to ...
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TAMWORTH COUNCIL SPENDS BIG ON CBD PARKING

Tamworth Regional Council will spend around $1-million creating more than 100 new car parking spaces in the C-B-D. On Monday work will begin to clear ...
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ROADKILL TOLLS HIGHER DURING WINTER

Animal rescue group FAWNA is calling on us to keep a close look out for animals on our roads. During the winter months more of ...
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PROGRESS MADE ON ALL ABILITIES PLAYGROUND IN GUNNEDAH

Parents of children living with a disability know just how hard it can be to find a safe and accessible playground. But that struggle could ...
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PACIFIC HIGHWAY UPGRADE: A HEADACHE FOR VALLA RESIDENTS

There's been plenty of praise about the boost the Pacific Highway Upgrade has given to the local economy. But for residents in Valla, the constant ...
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STATE’S MIDWIVES GATHER IN TAMWORTH

A group dedicated to re-instating a community midwifery program at Tamworth Hospital has told its story to midwives from across the state. The Australian College ...
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THUNDERBOLTS PUTTING ON AN EXHIBITION

Having finished second in New South Wales last weekend, the Tamworth Thunderbolts basketball side has one more game to go this season. It's hosting a ...
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WEST TAMWORTH BEST IN THE STATE

West Tamworth Bowling Club's grade two women's side has been crowned New South Wales champions. It's the club's second state title in five years ...
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GUNNEDAH CUP…TAKE TWO

The Gunnedah Cup is ready to run on Monday, after being washed out in May. While disappointed in the number of entries in the feature ...
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NAMBUCCA HEADS FIRE THREATENS HOMES

Fire Crews have worked overnight at Nambucca Heads to contain a fire that's so far, burnt through 110 hectares. More than 40 firefighters from the ...
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12-YEAR-OLD BOY MISSING ON THE GOLD COAST

Concerns are held for a 12-year-old boy missing on the Gold Coast. He was last seen at around 3pm on Thursday, after leaving school in ...
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CHARGES LAID OVER ALLEGED ASSAULT OF POLICE AND PARAMEDICS

A man will face a Newcastle court, charged over the alleged assault of police and paramedics a week ago. Emergency services responded to reports of ...
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BUSHFIRE CAUSES SEAHAMPTON ROAD CLOSURE

Strong westerly winds have fanned dozens of bushfires from the Central to the Mid North Coast. Police are treating one fire west of Newcastle as ...
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SICKNESS BEHIND WALLSEND BUS CANCELLATIONS

A spike in cold and flu cases is being blamed for bus service cancellations in the western suburbs. It comes just six weeks after Newcastle's ...
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STUDENTS EMBRACE INDIGENOUS CULTURE AT NAISDA

Indigenous high school students put their best foot forward this week at a dance camp on the Coast. Run by the NAISDA Dance College, the ...
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CRICKET NSW U17 STATE CHALLENGE

Country and metro have gone head-to-head at the Cricket New South Wales Under 17 State Challenge. Day one of the three day selection trials bowling ...
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VICTIM OF ALLEGED NEWCASTLE AXE ATTACK SPEAKS OUT

The man who was hit with an axe outside a Newcastle pub during a road rage attack has told NBN News about his terrifying ordeal ...
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JET BOAT RESCUES FISHERMAN AND HIS DOG

A man and his dog have had a lucky escape after their boat's motor failed off the coast of Ballina last night. Police tasked the ...
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RUGBY LEAGUE SEMI-FINALS KNOCKOUT

In local rugby league, Saturday's knockout game between South Grafton and Sawtell is expected to draw the crowds. The two teams battling to stay in ...
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RFS WARN OF FIRE SAFETY AFTER BUSY WINTER WEEK

The mid north coast got a sneak preview of summer this week - and it's got firefighters worried. With the Rural Fire Service responded to ...
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MEAT PROCESSING PLANT FINED OVER WORKPLACE DEATH

A meat processing business in Frederickton, on the Mid North Coast has been fined $375,000 following death of a worker in 2015. The 28-year-old father ...
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NBN ROLL OUT CAUSES CONCERN ON THE COFFS COAST

How, when and where the NBN will be delivered has created concerns around the country. Now, residents on the Coffs Coast say it's time for ...
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WINDY FIRST DAY OF TAREE CUP WEEKEND

Day one of Taree-Wingham Race club's weekend of the year was off and racing today. Around 800 punters braved the windy conditions to spend the ...
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LOCAL TRAINERS TAKE OUT WINS AT DAY ONE OF TAREE CUP

Day one of racing at the Taree Wingham cup kicked off today, with many local trainers taking out top positions. The main event on Sunday ...
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