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COFFS COMETS MOVE TO OUTRIGHT THIRD PLACE ON GROUP 2 LADDER

In Group 2 rugby league, the two Grafton sides have again asserted their dominance with the Ghosts comfortable winners over Orara Valley and the Rebels ...
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CHARITY WALK LAUNCHED IN COFFS

Coffs Harbour's annual charity walk for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter is looming with as many as 600 people set to make the walk again this year ...
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POOL EVACUATED AT BOAMBEE

A suspected chemical leak at a Boambee swim school near Coffs Harbour this morning forced the evacuation of more than a dozen people, suffering nausea ...
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POLICE SEEK TWO TEENS OVER HILLVUE HOME INVASION

Two elderly people have been subjected to a frightening home invasion in the north west of NSW. Around 8pm last night, an 83-year-old man and ...
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FANTASTIC FARMILO PROVES CLASS

In round seven of Tamworth men's hockey, Souths accounted for Tudors, 4-2. Meanwhile, Isaac Farmilo's four goals proved the difference for the defending premiers ...
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BULLDOGS SHOW MORE BITE THAN BARK

The Gunnedah Bulldogs have proven their Group 4 premiership credentials, with yesterday's 20-point win over a previously unbeaten Narrabri. The side believes it has the ...
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GAV’S WEATHER – CHILLING DOWN FOR WINTER

Another significant front is moving across the southern ocean. This going to make sure we see a chilly start to winter 2017. The nation is ...
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WARATAH UNIT SEVERELY DAMAGED BY FIRE

It's believed a curtain catching alight from a candle caused a unit fire in a Newcastle suburb overnight. The fire took hold around 8pm at ...
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12-YEAR-OLD MISSING ON THE GOLD COAST

Concerns are held for a young girl missing on the Gold Coast. The 12-year-old was was last seen walking along George Street in Southport around ...
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THREE KILLED IN FAR-NORTH CRASH

A crash involving a car and two trucks has killed three people in the far north of NSW. Police say a fuel-tanker, a Pantech truck ...
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NEW HEIGHTS: NEWCASTLE LANDMARK REOPENS TO THE PUBLIC

There was another milestone today, for one of Newcastle's original landmarks. Christchurch Cathedral's tower was officially re-opened... with many hoping it will help the entire ...
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EVERYONE’S A WINNER AT PORT TO PORT

It's the endurance mountain bike event that pumps plenty of cash into Hunter tourism. Nearly a thousand riders and their support crew members enjoyed a ...
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CENTRAL COAST BDAFL RESULTS

To Black Diamond AFL, and the Bombers have rejoined the winners circle, beating Warners Bay by 11 points while the Panthers dominated their clash with ...
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CENTRAL COAST MARINERS SIGN ALAN BARO

The Central Coast Mariners signing spree continues with Melbourne Victory defender, Alan Baro joining the club on a two-year deal. The Spanish footballer made 26 appearances ...
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TERRIGAL EDGE OUT OURIMBAH IN LOCAL UNION

In local rugby,the Sharks have knocked over Warnervale while Woy Woy were too strong for Hornsby. Kariong jumped to second following a win over The ...
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CENTRAL COAST ATHLETES STAR IN AMERICA’S CUP

Olympic gold medalist Tom Slingsby's  Oracle Team USA have made a flying start on the opening day of the America's Cup. Sharing top spot, the ...
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MOTORCYCLIST AIRLIFTED AFTER CAR COLLISION

A motorcyclist, believed to be aged in her 60s, has been airlifted to Gold Coast Hospital after colliding with a car at Dirty Creek Range, ...
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MR BEEF WEEK CROWNED IN CASINO

Casino Beef Week has seen one of the highlights of the region's social calendar ...
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DOLPHINS CRUSHED BY BEARS

In State League Basketball, Coffs Harbour had a narrow win over Norths Bears in last night's home game, before Port Macquarie went down to the ...
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LAKE MACQUAIRE MAN HELD UP AT GUNPOINT

A man has been robbed at gunpoint near Lake Macquarie. Around 5:30am, the 21-year-old was walking along Violet Town Road in Tingira Heights when he ...
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COFFS BOARDRIDERS DECLARE WAR ON LITTER

One of Coffs Harbour's most popular surf breaks is the target of an anti-littering campaign which has seen the local boardriders club join forces with ...
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PORT LOSES DIRECT FLIGHTS TO MELBOURNE

Port Macquarie-Hastings Council says it remains committed to securing a direct flight route to Melbourne, following JetGo's decision to pull out. After just six months ...
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COUNTRY GALA DAY FOR JUNIOR SOCCER

In junior sport, the Northern New South Wales State Soccer Championships are just two weeks away and teams were today honing their skills at a ...
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ANDERSON DENIED BY JAPANESE LOCAL KUROKAWA

Merewether surfer Philippa Anderson has climbed to fifth on the World Qualifying Series rankings, following a controversial semi-final exit in Japan. Anderson was in control ...
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WESTS TAKE DOWN SOUTHS AT TOWNSON OVAL

In Newcastle league, Lakes were too good for Kurri, winning by 10. While Wests showed why they lead the ladder, beating South Newcastle at Townson Oval ...
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EAGLES REASSERT THEMSELVES WITH WIN OVER MAGIC

In the Hunter's NPL competition, Lake Macquarie scored twice in the second half to beat Weston, while Edgeworth reclaimed top spot by beating Broadmeadow ...
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SAGE HOPES DASHED IN DRAMATIC CRASH

Disappointment for Sage Murdoch in the Australian Formula Four series, with the Newcastle driver involved in a dramatic crash at Phillip Island. Murdoch had worked ...
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DODT LEADS THE FIELD INTO FINAL ROUND OF BMW PGA

Newcastle golfer Andrew Dodt will take a one shot lead into the final day of the $7-million BMW PGA Championship in England. Having carded back-to-back 70s, ...
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POOLMAN AND THE GIANTS FALL JUST SHORT IN FRONT OF 12,000 FANS

The Giants will host the Magpies in Super Netball's minor semi final next Saturday, after the New South Wales side suffered a heartbreaking loss to ...
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KOOTINGAL FLYING HIGH

Tamworth FC maintained pressure on the Tamworth Womens Football leaders, with a four-nil win over Northies. While Kootingal maintained its undefeated start to the season, ...
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GLASSHOUSE RESTAURANT NOMINATED FOR ARCHITECTURE AWARDS

A multi-million dollar revamp of Goonoo Goonoo Station has seen the 'Glasshouse' restaurant shortlisted for this year's New South Wales architecture awards. More than 200 ...
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NEW GROUP TO RAISE AWARENESS OF MYALL CREEK MASSACRE

It was the first time in Australian history that offenders were brought to justice for the murder of Aboriginal people. And now a special group ...
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NEW RFS AIRBASE OPERATIONAL

A new fire-fighting airbase at Armidale Regional Airport is set to vastly improve response times for the Rural Fire Service. Now fully operational, the facility ...
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PIRATES PILLAGE TAMWORTH RIVALS

Following the passing of two club stalwarts, the Pirates ended a tough week with an 84-6 thrashing of their cross-town rivals. The Tamworth Magpies having ...
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CANNABIS SEIZED IN MID NORTH VEHICLE SEARCH

A vehicle search on the mid north coast has resulted in the seizure of cannabis. Police stopped a Honda CRV on the Pacific Highway at ...
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30-YEAR-OLD TURNS UP TO HOSPITAL WITH GUNSHOT WOUND

A man presented to a hospital on the Gold Coast last night with a gunshot wound. Police say the 30-year-old arrived at the Gold Coast ...
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GOLD COAST BOAT COLLISION CLAIMS WOMAN’S LIFE

A woman has died in a boat collision on the Gold Coast. Police say around 5:30pm yesterday, a tinny turned into the path of a ...
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COAST CUP REVS UP

Allen Park was the place to be today, with a large crowd turning out for day one of the Central Coast Cup in Somersby. As ...
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LAKE MAC AIRPORT TO DRIVE TOURISTS

Big changes are afoot at Lake Macquarie Airport, with the owners hoping to expand the Belmont facilities. A development application will soon be put into ...
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HIGH VIOLENCE RATES DON’T TELL FULL STORY

A popular Hamilton hotel has been given the un-enviable title as one of the most violent establishments in the state. But the pub's owner says ...
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