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YOUNG BOLTS MAKE BIG IMPRESSION FOR WOMEN’S SIDE

Tamworth Thunderbolts women's coach Brad Melton says the side's youngest players are making the biggest impact for the side. The team now sits in fifth ...
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MARINERS COACH PAUL OKON SHOPPING FOR OVERSEAS RECRUITS

As part of the Central Coast Mariners recruitment drive, coach Paul Okon has headed to Europe for the next two weeks. All five visa spots ...
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TAMWORTH CUP SEES LARGEST PRIZE POOL ON RECORD

Preparations are well underway for one of Tamworth's biggest race meets of the year. The 20-17 Tamworth Cup has received a near record number of ...
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SHANE HOLMES THROUGH TO QUARTERS AT BALI PRO

Mixed fortunes for Central Coast surfers at the Bali Pro, with Riley Laing and Dane Atechson both knocked out. It was better news for Shane Holmes, ...
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HMAS NEWCASTLE DEPARTS AFTER SUCCESSFUL ANZAC VISIT

Organisers of the city's ANZAC Day commemorations say they're over-the-moon, with crowd numbers at some services the biggest in years. The arrival of HMAS Newcastle ...
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ROSS DEFENDS IMPORTANCE OF CITY-COUNTRY FIXTURE

While the Bulldogs don't want their stars to play City-Country, Knights winger Nathan Ross is desperate to feature. He says it's been his motivation on the ...
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QUIRKY CAMPAIGN AIMS TO BOLSTER C.B.D RECOVERY

Flood-ravaged primary producers throughout Lismore can now apply for disaster assistance funding from the government. It comes as the town's chamber of commerce launched a ...
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TAFE IDENTIFIES COFFS HARBOUR FOR CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT HUB

Coffs Harbour's reputation as an educational centre of excellence is set to be further enhanced later this year. The city will become home to one ...
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YOUNG GIRL HIT AND KILLED BY TRUCK ON CENTRAL COAST

A girl has been hit and killed by a truck on the Central Coast this afternoon. Emergency services were called to Hastings Street near Wyong, ...
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RATZ AND DOLPHINS READY FOR MID-WEEK BATTLE

In local rugby union, the Manning River Ratz will come up against the Foster-Tuncurry Dolphins in a mid-week clash at Harry Elliot Oval tonight. In ...
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ONE MAN KILLED AND OTHERS INJURED IN TWO SEPARATE ACCIDENTS ON THE NEW ENGLAND H

A motorcyclist has been killed in an accident on the New England Highway this afternoon. The incident occurred just south of the Kankool weigh station ...
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FORSTER BIDS FAREWELL TO BEACHED BOAT “ATTRACTION”

A 33-foot cruiser, beached by an alleged drunk driver in Forster on Monday has now been removed. It was a delicate operation, with a crane ...
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ELECTRIC VEHICLE RACE PROPOSED FOR NEWCASTLE 500

The Supercars are already set to roar to life in November, but if the city's Labor councillors have their way, Newcastle will also play host ...
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DISTURBING CASE OF ANIMAL CRUELTY IN THE HUNTER

The RSPCA is appealing to the public for information with a disturbing case of animal abuse emerging in the Hunter. The animal welfare group has ...
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INVERELL MAYOR HOPEFUL NEW HOSPITAL WILL BRING AIRLINE TO TOWN

It's hoped a new hospital in Inverell could pave the way for an airline to service the town. This week the final design plans were ...
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GRAFFITI STRATEGY TURNING VANDALISM INTO ART

Graffiti around Tamworth could be stamped out if a new management strategy is approved by council. The five-year plan focuses on giving offenders a space ...
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TAMWORTH TO BECOME A TAFE SKILLS POINTS HEADQUARTERS

The transition from school to skilled employment is set to become easier for the region's indigenous community. TAFE New England's Tamworth campus has been named ...
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MAN INJURED IN GLASSING ATTACK

A 24-year old man has been treated in hospital for lacerations to his face and arm after he was attacked outside a tavern at Chittaway ...
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LIFEGUARDS WRAP UP SUCCESSFUL PATROL SEASON

Port Macquarie-Hastings lifeguards are taking a well-deserved break, after what they've described as a successful patrol season. Almost 100 beach rescues were conducted across the ...
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SMITH IN LINE FOR JILLAROOS DEBUT

Port Macquarie's Simone Smith is in the mix to make her Australian rugby league debut, named in the 25-woman squad for next week's ANZAC Test ...
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DOLPHINS RECORD CONFIDENCE-BOOSTING WINS

Port Macquarie heads into its State League showdown with Manly full of confidence, after picking up its first two wins of the season. The Dolphins ...
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UTUNGUN PROPERTY UP IN FLAMES

A home has been destroyed by fire near Macksville overnight. The blaze is being treated as suspicious and an investigation is underway into just how ...
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MAN RECOVERING AFTER ALLEGED ANZAC DAY GLASSING

A 24-year-old man is recovering in Gosford Hospital, after an alleged glassing incident on Anzac Day. An argument erupted just after 7.40pm in the carpark ...
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ERINA UNBEATEN AFTER TOUKLEY CLASH

In local league, Erina remains unbeaten after edging out Toukley in a close encounter at Erina Oval this afternoon. The Eagles were flying high early ...
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POLICE INVESTIGATE FATAL CRASH

Police have launched a critical incident investigation, after a man died in a fatal single vehicle crash near Grafton. Officers attended Lillypool Road at Bom ...
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SUPERCARS STARS HEADING TO NEWCASTLE TO LAUNCH TICKET OFFER

There's still plenty of planning to do, but excitement is building ahead of the first Supercars race in Newcastle in November. This Saturday, three time ...
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COACHING POSITION STILL UP FOR GRABS AT NEWCASTLE JETS

Jets CEO Lawrie McKinna will meet with owner Martin Lee tomorrow to discuss the coaching position, denying the club has already offered the job to ...
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TAREE GATHERS FOR ANZAC DAWN SERVICE

In Taree, the still of dawn gave attendees time for reflection at local services ...
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CENTRAL COAST STOPS TO REMEMBER

On the Central Coast thousands attended services to remember extraordinary acts of bravery by service men and women. At Terrigal's dawn service, a new addition ...
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NEW PICTURES CAPTURE BOAT EXPLOSION

CCTV has captured a father and son’s lucky escape after their boat burst into flames at a marina on the Gold Coast on Monday. The video ...
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HYDROPONIC SETUP BELIEVED THE CAUSE OF NARARA HOUSE FIRE

Police have uncovered a hydroponic set-up inside a Central Coast home, which was ravaged by fire this morning. Officers found up to 20-cannabis plants in ...
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ADAMSTOWN AND BROADMEADOW SHARE THE POINTS IN ANZAC DAY FIXTURE

The points were shared between Adamstown and Broadmeadow in the NPL this afternoon. There was plenty of passion in the contest - but neither side ...
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HODKINSON NAMED TO PLAY IN RESERVE GRADE FOR KNIGHTS

He hasn't been named for the Knights NRL side again this week, but coach Nathan Brown says Trent Hodkinson's NRL career is NOT over. He'll ...
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NORTHERN RIVERS COMMUNITIES COMMEMORATE ANZAC DAY

In the Northern Rivers, diggers commemorated their fallen mates, at services across the region. Among those paying tribute were two of the last surviving R.A.A.F ...
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KATHERINE HOSKING PULLS ON GREEN AND GOLD FOR WORLDS

Armidale's Katherine Hosking is preparing for her next challenge. The 15-year-old has just been named in the Australian Under 19s mountain biking team heading to ...
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VOLUNTEER SURF LIFE SAVERS SIGN OFF ON ANOTHER SEASON

After one of their busiest seasons yet, volunteer surf life savers on the Central Coast have signed off for another season. But with warm weather ...
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STRONG START TO THE RACING SEASON FOR TAREE’S WIL RUPRECHT

Taree motorbike rider Wil Ruprecht has given a winning performance at the opening round of the Australian Off-Road Championships in Victoria. The 18-year-old took out ...
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MAN CHARGED AFTER BEACHING 33FT CRUISER IN FORSTER

A skipper has found himself high and dry - after accidentally beaching his 33-foot cruiser on the mid north coast. The 55-year-old from Queensland was ...
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THE HUNTER & LAKE MACQUARIE SEE BUMPER ANZAC DAY CROWDS

Strong crowds also turned out to pay their respects at services across Lake Macquarie and the Hunter. In Singleton, the region's strong military history was ...
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40,000 PAY THEIR RESPECTS AT NEWCASTLE DAWN SERVICE

It was the ordinary men and women from our suburbs, bush towns and beaches who would perform the extraordinary acts of bravery and service that ...
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