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SAGE MURDOCH LOOKS TO BOUNCE BACK FROM DRAMATIC CRASH

Newcastle driver Sage Murdoch will be back behind the wheel in the Australian Formula Four series this weekend, having recovered from his dramatic crash in ...
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EAGLES SWITCH FOCUS TO NPL TITLE FOLLOWING FFA CUP LOSS

Edgeworth has vowed to win a third straight NPL title following the disappointment of losing 1-nil to South Melbourne in the FFA Cup. The Eagles ...
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TRIAL DATE SET FOR COUPLE ACCUSED OF DUTCHY HOLLAND ASSAULT

A Lake Macquarie couple will stand trial in October, over the bashing of former test cricketer, Robert "Dutchy" Holland, and his wife last August. Both ...
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2017 SAUSAGE KING REGIONAL FINAL

They're an Aussie staple - but it seems snags aren't so simple any more. Today Hunter and Central Coast butchers showcased their creations at this ...
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RALLY AT NIMBIN ‘LANE BOYS’ SENTENCE

A pro-cannabis rally's been held outside Lismore Local Court, where 31 men from Nimbin were sentenced for various drug-related charges. Among the charges, consorting, participating ...
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COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL | LINEUP ANNOUNCED

It's less than six months until Tamworth transforms once again, for its annual Country Music Festival. The line up was announced today with crowd favourites ...
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JOHN MINSON SCHOLARSHIP

Tamworth's late John Minson is being remembered for his contribution in promoting country music in the local region. A scholarship has been set up in ...
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GUNNEDAH HOSPITAL UPGRADES COMPLETE

Long-awaited improvements to Gunnedah District Hospital are finally complete, after two years. The multi-million dollar upgrades welcomed by residents and staff alike ...
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KEN DUNCAN RAILS AGAINST PHOTOGRAPHY LAWS

An acclaimed landscape photographer is leading the charge for the restoration of photographer's rights. Ken Duncan believes state and federal laws are preventing himself and ...
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EASTERN QUOLL JOEYS BORN AT DEVIL ARK

Extinct on mainland Australia, it was previously thought all hope was lost for the endangered eastern quoll. But for the first time in 100 years, ...
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HOMELESS CONNECT IN TAMWORTH

The annual Tamworth Homeless Connect Day, attracted a record number of participants in its sixth year. More than 900 people came through the doors today ...
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CHRIS DAUNT’S KILLER TO BE SENTENCED

The man responsible for the death of Lake Macquarie builder Chris Daunt will be sentenced in Newcastle on the 8th of December. 34-year-old Christopher John ...
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RURAL INDUSTRY MOVING INTO THE FUTURE

Technology was the major talking point of today's Rural Focus Symposium at the University of New England. It's becoming a vital part of the agriculture ...
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DR IAN TILEY SHOOTS DOWN CONCERNS OF ‘CONFLICT OF INTEREST’

As local council elections loom, concerns have been raised following the announcement the current Armidale administrator has nominated to run. It's been labelled a conflict ...
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FARRER STUDENT EARNS NSW CHS CALL UP

Tamworth rugby league star Max Altus is set to tour New Zealand, after being selected in the New South Wales Combined High Schools Development Squad ...
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CARTER PACKS BAGS FOR WALLABIES CAMP

Quirindi rugby product Sam Carter is among seven ACT players to earn call ups to the Wallabies squad. Impressive form in leading the Brumbies to ...
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SOCCEROOS LEGEND RETURNS TO THE REGION

Former Socceroo Craig Foster has been announced as the guest speaker for this year's Northern Inland Academy of Sport awards. Since retiring, the 48-year-old has ...
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EAST END PLANS ON DISPLAY

A developer wants to spend close to $300-million overhauling Newcastle's East End - and today locals were given the chance to see how. Plans for ...
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CO-OP PROGRAM HELPS THOUSANDS OF FARMERS

A Lismore-based initiative, that uses the expertise of local co-ops, has been hailed a success. The Farm Co-Operatives Centre of Excellence has helped 16,000 farmers ...
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FINALS TIME IN NEW ENGLAND RUGBY

The New England rugby union begins its finals series this weekend. The Ghost Stags make their finals debut at Alcatraz, while Belle Vue hosts a ...
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SHERRIFF’S SHOT AT COMM GAMES NEARS

Australian representative lawn bowler, Aron Sherriff, has admitted he will be reassessing his international playing career to spend more time with family. But the Central ...
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SECOND FIRE IN GOSFORD CBD RAISES ALARM BELLS

There has been another fire in the Gosford CBD overnight. It's the second blaze in an abandoned building in as many days, and authorities are ...
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PORTS DOMINATE WAUCHOPE IN PREMIER LEAGUE CATCH-UP GAME

To local football, and Port Saints have moved to second on the Mid North Coast Premier League ladder. After a tight start to last night's ...
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CALLS FOR KOALA NATIONAL PARK

The creation of a Koala Park on the mid north coast is being touted as the only way the region's koalas will survive logging and ...
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SILVER TINGE TO BLUE CORDIAL

A Nambucca Valley producer has tasted success with her first entry at the Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards. Sandi Cleary from Blushing Blueberries scored silver ...
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CHEC LIBRARY UPGRADE

A $350,000 bequest by a much-loved Coffs Harbour identity has contributed to a substantial upgrade of library facilities at Coffs Harbour Education Campus. Students now ...
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FERRY GROUNDED THROUGH ETTALONG CHANNEL … AGAIN

Commuters on the Palm Beach ferry are being advised to check timetable scheduling tomorrow, with some low tide services expected to be cancelled. The travel ...
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URUNGA INFORMATION CENTRE TO CLOSE

The Bellingen Shire Council has voted to close its visitor information centre on the old Pacific Highway at Urunga. Council will now seek to lease ...
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RAIDERS DOMINATE TIGERS TO CONFIRM PREMIERSHIP HOPES

To football, and the Urunga Raiders have shown why they are premiership contenders in the North Coast Premier League. The Raiders had a convincing win ...
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LADDER LEADERS TO FIGHT FOR MINOR PREMIERSHIP

In Lower Mid North Coast Rugby Union, co-leaders Wallamba and Forster-Tuncurry say strong defence will be crucial in taking out this weekend's minor premiership. Both ...
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RACE FOR PORT MACQUARIE-HASTINGS MAYOR RAMPS UP

Candidates vying to become Port Macquarie-Hastings Mayor have had their final chance to sell themselves to voters ahead of Saturday's by-election. Four of the five ...
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BOY SUFFERS SPINAL INJURY PLAYING RUGBY

A 14-year-old boy has reportedly suffered suspected spinal injuries while playing rugby on the Central Coast this afternoon.   He's been airlifted from a sports ...
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NO DOUBLE DUTCH FOR TRUE BLUE HARTSUYKER

His family has traded on their European heritage in Coffs Harbour for decades, but Cowper MP Luke Hartsuyker says he holds only Australian citizenship. Mr ...
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POLICE SEARCH FOR WANTED MAN

Authorities are searching for a wanted man believed to be somewhere on the state's mid north coast. 35-year-old Leonard Hoskins is wanted on outstanding parole ...
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BASKETBALL: GEMS THROUGH TO KNOCKOUT ROUNDS AT UNDER 19 WORLD CUP

The Gems are through to the Round of 16 at the Under-19 World Cup following a 24-point win over Hungary. The Hunter's Lara McSpadden saw ...
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KNIGHTS LOOKING FOR REDEMPTION AGAINST THE IN-FORM DRAGONS

The Knights have a point to prove this Saturday when they face the Dragons, for the second time in just over a month. Last time ...
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MARINERS BEAT JETS IN PRE SEASON FRIENDLY

The Central Coast Mariners have beaten Newcastle in a behind-closed doors trial match at Tuggerah. Josh Bingham and former Jet Andrew Hoole did the damage ...
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OPALS ADVANCE TO QUARTER FINALS AT ASIA CUP

The Australian women's basketball team has advanced to the quarter finals of the Asia Cup, thanks to a nine point win over Japan. The Japanese ...
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EAGLES FLY SOUTH FOR FFA CUP ROUND OF 32

Edgeworth faces South Melbourne tonight, in the FFA Cup's Round of 32. It's a tough road trip for the Eagles - but they've hit their ...
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PORT STEPHENS COUNCIL WALKOUT

Two Port Stephens councillors forced an abrupt end last night, to what should have been the current council's final meeting. The issue - concerns councillors ...
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