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POLICE RAID PROPERTIES AFTER MURDER OF STANDOVER MAN

Police are playing down talk of a bikie turf war, following the shooting death of a known 'standover man' on the far north coast. Heavily-armed ...
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FISH FARM MAKING A SPLASH

The state government says Port Stephens is on track for a very big catch. A fish farm being trialled at Providence Bay will be ready ...
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MAITLAND AND HAMILTON SHARE THE SPOILS

In the Hunter's NPL competition, Adamstown beat Weston, Broadmeadow easily accounted for Lake Macquarie, and a fast-finishing Hamilton shared the spoils with Maitland ...
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LABOR PORT STEPHENS COUNCIL CANDIDATES REVEALED

Three months out from local government elections, campaigning has already begun in Port Stephens. Today, Labor unveiled its candidates, while Mayor Bruce McKenzie confirmed he'll ...
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DAUGHTER CONTINUES MOTHER’S LEGACY IN FIGHT AGAINST OVARIAN CANCER

It's known as the silent killer - ovarian cancer is a disease which claims the life of one Australian female every 10 hours. Now a ...
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SES LEAD LANTERN PARADE

Thousands braved brisk conditions overnight, to witness Lismore's 23rd annual lantern parade. The winter solstice procession made its way through the flood-ravaged CBD, before an ...
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YOUNG TENNIS STARS BATTLE IT OUT IN GOSFORD

Some of the best young tennis players in New South Wales were competing in Gosford today for the Ken Rosewall and Lesley Bowrey Cups. The ...
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FIRE DESTROYS $70,000 YACHT

NBN News has obtained exclusive vision of a fire which destroyed a yacht in rough seas off South West Rocks. Marine Rescue authorities say the ...
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POOLMAN NAMED TO GIANTS 2018 ROSTER

Newcastle netballer Sam Poolman has been named in the Giants' roster for next year's Super Netball season. It caps a stellar 2017 for the defender, ...
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HAMILTON AND MAITLAND SPLIT THE POINTS

In the Hunter's NPL competition, Adamstown beat Weston, Broadmeadow easily accounted for Lake Macquarie, and a fast-finishing Hamilton shared the spoils with Maitland ...
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MACQUARIE EDGE LAKES BY A POINT

Two games in Newcastle Rugby League this afternoon - Central scored a 10 point win over Kurri, while Macquarie beat Lakes in a thriller. At ...
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ROSS DOG HAT-TRICK STILL NOT ENOUGH FOR KNIGHTS

There was more heartbreak for Knights fans this afternoon, as another first-half lead evaporated - this time against the Dragons. In today's other game, Manly ...
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REGENCY FRANCO HITTING FINE FORM

Hunter Valley pacer 'Regency Franco' took out Tamworth Harness Racing's Winter Warmer Stakes overnight. It was the five-year-old mare's second win in four starts. Driver ...
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TAMWORTH SHOWS FIGHTING SPIRIT

On the basketball court last night, Tamworth recorded its seventh State League win in a row. The hosts overcame Lithgow's first quarter onslaught ...
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BLUES ROBB CLASH ABOUT MORE THAN JUST RUGBY

In New England Rugby Union, St Alberts College continued their march towards the minor premiership, thumping the Ghost Stags. University counterparts, Robb toppled Armidale, on ...
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VALLA BEACH RESIDENTS STAGE COUNCIL PROTEST

Residents of the small Valla Beach community defied the bleak weather today to turn out in support of a local cafe owner who has been ...
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DOLPHINS FALL TO SPIDERS

Port Macquarie has suffered its fifth-straight loss in basketball's State League, falling just short against Hornsby Ku-ring-gai at home this afternoon. It was a close ...
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OVERWHELMING SUPPORT AGAINST FIELD FEE RESTRUCTURE

The Tamworth Cricket Association has received overwhelming support for its push against increased field fees, following plans by Tamworth Regional Council to change the way ...
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PETS PARADE FOR A CAUSE

Dozens of animals put their best paw forward in Port Macquarie today, in the Lions Club's inaugural Mad-Cap Pet Parade. The gathering at Saint Columba ...
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SOLAR PRODUCERS GET MORE FOR EXCESS POWER

The region's solar producers are set to benefit with the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal releasing its decision on feed-in tariffs. From the 1st of ...
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BUMPER SIGHTINGS IN WHALE CENSUS

All eyes were on the ocean today, as keen whale spotters gathered at Port Macquarie's lighthouse for the annual whale census. Tacking Point was one ...
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FIRE RISK HIGH AS TEMPERATURE DIPS

Households across the northwest were switching heaters on this morning with a surprisingly wet and chilly start across the region. A dip in temperature has ...
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BOLTS BRAVE THE SHAVE

Tamworth Thunderbolts basketball players and staff have braved the shave to raise money for cancer research. More than $1,300 was raised during last night's State ...
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MORE MONEY NEEDED FOR INVERELL HOSPITAL REDEVELOPMENT

Despite claiming $30-million in the state budget to upgrade Inverell Hospital, Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall says more money is needed. He wants to see ...
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POLICE SEEK INFORMATION AFTER MAN FOUND WITH SEVERE HEAD INJURES

A man is in a critical condition after he was found with severe head injuries on the Central Coast. Police say the 21-year-old was found ...
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LANGFORD AND TEAM USA NOTCH FIRST AMERICA’S CUP WIN

Team USA has its first win against the Kiwis in the America's Cup final. Featuring Lake Macquarie sailor Kyle Langford, the defending champions started the ...
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MAN OF STEEL JASON DOYLE ON TOP

Talk about tough. Hunter speedway star Jason Doyle broke his foot last week, and needs crutches to help him walk, but as of now he's ...
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IFFLAND SMASHES THE COMPETITION IN IRELAND

The Hunter's Rhiannan Iffland has made a perfect start to her title defence in the Cliff Diving World Series. Not for the fainthearted - the ...
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MISSING TEEN MAY BE ON THE GOLD COAST

Police believe a missing Brisbane teenager may be on the Gold Coast. The 16-year-old Middle Park girl last made contact with family around 4pm last ...
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MAN DIES AFTER BEING LEFT AT HOSPITAL WITH A GUNSHOT WOUND

A man in his 30's has died after being dumped at a Northern Rivers hospital with a gun-shot wound. Police say the man was left ...
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THOUSANDS ENDULDGE AT HUNTER VALLEY WINE FESTIVAL

Hunter Valley's finest vineyards have come together today to showcase the region's famous drops. The 5th annual Hunter Valley Wine Festival treated around 3,000 thirsty ...
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YOUNG PERFORMERS STAR AT EISTEDDFOD GALA

Coffs Harbour's 45th annual eisteddfod season came to a close today. The event wrapped up with a dance gala highlighting some of the adjudicator's favourite ...
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HOTEL MOGUL KEEPS HIS SIGHTS ON THE HUNTER

Property magnate Jerry Schwartz is set to continue his investment in Newcastle and the Hunter. Today he revealed to NBN News his plans to boost ...
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HUNTER WOMAN ASSAULTED AND DETAINED FOR OVER 12 HOURS

Police allege a woman in the Hunter has been assaulted, choked and detained over a 12 hour period by her partner. A 36-year-old man was ...
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FOOTBALLERS IN FINE ORIGIN TOUCH

Yet another national sporting competition has made it's way to Coffs Harbour. National Touch Rugby Association players have descended on the International Stadium to play ...
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MINERS PUT TO THE TEST IN RESCUE COMPETITION

Underground mine workers from across Newcastle have been put through their paces in the annual Mines Rescue Competition. Teams were faced with different scenarios, designed ...
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KAYAKERS SPLASH INTO BRISBANE WATER

Manly's Brett Greenwood has taken out the seventh stage of the Paddle New South Wales Marathon Series in Davistown today. Close to 200 competitors hit ...
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PLASTIC REDUCTION THE HOT TOPIC AT ENVIRO FAIR

Taree Park turned into an environmental hub today when the 27th annual Enviro-Fair came to town. This year, the main focus was the war on ...
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BALLINA SES PREPARE FOR TSUNAMI

Floods, storms and tsunamis - they're all natural disasters our State Emergency Service volunteers have to be ready for. While the likelihood of a tsunami ...
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JUNIORS TEAR UP DAY 3 OF NSW LONGBOARD TITLES

Day 3 of the New-South-Wales Longboard Surfing Champs kicked off at Rainbow Beach today. It was a great morning in the surf for Byron local ...
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