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YOUTH TARGETED IN GAMBLING CAMPAIGN

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PHOTO: Courtesy of Ninemsn.  The Central Coast’s youth will be the focus of a new program to prevent problem gambling in the region. Annual Responsible Gambling Awareness Week, which starts on Monday, will this year target high school students, to educate them on the costs of winning and losing. The campaign will also explore the new gambling environment online and how young people may be more vulnerable to addiction. Read More »

CENTRAL COAST OPENS UP ABOUT ‘ICE’

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The Central Coast mobilised in the hundreds today, for the region’s first ever methamphetamine summit. Speakers told harrowing stories of loved ones lost to the drug ‘ice’, and proposed new ways to combat it. Read More »

EVENING UPDATE

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Prime Minister Tony Abbott is refusing to bow to growing international pressure to help re-settle thousands of refugees fleeing from Burma. Heartless thieves have stolen plaques from headstones at a cemetery in Melbourne. Among the graves defaced, were those belonging to war veterans. Quick-thinking police officers have saved a dog from floodwaters in Colombia, before giving it mouth to mouth to bring it back to life. And Guy Sebastian has put on a small show at an Australian themed bar ahead of his Eurovision debut this weekend.   Read More »

KNIGHTS PREPARE FOR BRONCS

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Knights captain Kurt Gidley believes his side can’t rest on its laurels when Newcastle hosts the Brisbane Broncos on Monday night. The visitors will be lacking key personnel, due to Origin one next week. Read More »

FERRY SERVICE COULD BE HEADED FOR THE COAST

Hopes have been raised, a ferry service could be operating on the Gold Coast before the end of the year. It comes as work begins on a major upgrade to the Surfers Paradise riverfront.   Read More »

  • WEATHER: EAST COAST LOW WILL DISAPPEAR QUICKLY

    WEATHER: EAST COAST LOW WILL DISAPPEAR QUICKLY

    The east coast low that has punched the Central Coast and Hunter today will move away quickly, allowing conditions to ease for the weekend. Scattered showers will move up the coast during Saturday, but the winds, big seas and swell will back off. Sunday won’t be too bad. Dangerous for coastal boating and messy for surfers. Read More »
  • BEHIND THE SCENES WITH A NEWSPAPER CARTOONIST

    BEHIND THE SCENES WITH A NEWSPAPER CARTOONIST

    They hold a mirror to the world… reflecting society’s triumphs, troubles and challenges. The role of the newspaper cartoonist is as relevant as ever and NBN news explores the razor-sharp social commentary of one the finest – veteran Newcastle Herald cartoonist Peter Lewis. Read More »
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