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JETS SEARCH FOR AN ATTACKING MIDFIELDER CONTINUES

Jets officials say they're still searching for an attacking midfielder from South America, who'll be available for round one. The current squad will continue pre-season ...
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JUDGING UNDERWAY FOR HUNTER WINE SHOW

Some world-class judges have a tough task on their hands - selecting the top drops at the Hunter Valley Wine Show. The local product is ...
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BASKETBALL | AMERICAN TOURING SIDE DOWN THUNDERBOLTS

Just one week after taking out second place in the State League Division 1 - the Tamworth Thunderbolts had one final game last night. In ...
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HOMELESS VETERAN REUNITED WITH STOLEN DOG

Last week, NBN News introduced you to David, a homeless veteran whose companion was stolen from outside Coast Shelter in Gosford. Well, we're happy to ...
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LUKE KING IMPRESSES AT SYDNEY SUPER SPRINT

Two weeks after being hit by a car, Central Coast V8 racer Luke King is back in the driver's seat. He came in 11th at ...
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DRAFT PLAN UNVEILED FOR SINGLETON’S BURDEKIN PARK

Flying foxes have long been a source of angst at Singleton - now a proposal to relocate Burdekin Park's cenotaph could create a new issue ...
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MAN CHARGED IN ROAD RAGE INCIDENT

A man has been charged over an alleged road rage incident in Newcastle. A dashcam captured the moment a four-wheel-drive struck another vehicle on Maitland ...
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TRIBUTES FLOW FOR HUNTER TEEN HANNAH RYE

Tributes are flowing for Hannah Rye, the young Hunter cancer patient who captured hearts across the country when she attended her school formal with Knights ...
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MANILLA YOUTH EXPO BRINGS ORGANISATIONS TOGETHER

School students in Manilla ditched the books today to take part in the town's youth expo. The event saw a number of services come together ...
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A MOTHER’S QUEST FOR BETTER TREATMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH PATIENTS

A mother has vowed to continue her push for better treatment of those at risk of suicide, following the coronial findings on the death of ...
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UNE LIONS PREPARE FOR NATIONAL UNIVERSITY RUGBY SEVENS SERIES

The University of New England's Lions squad will head to Tasmania this week full of confidence ahead of the National University Rugby Sevens Series. It's ...
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YOUNG DRIVER EXPO DELIVERS CONFRONTING LESSON IN SAFETY

High school students from across the region received a lesson about the importance of driver safety in Tamworth today. The Young Driver Expo saw emergency ...
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JOHN HUNTER HOSPITAL BEDS DONATED OVERSEAS

Hundreds of old hospital beds are being shipped from Newcastle to Fiji, in a project creating goodwill across two countries. Hunter New England Health has ...
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GRAFTON FATAL CRASH

A man has been killed in a single vehicle accident at Grafton this morning. Paramedics treated the 24-year-old passenger, but he died at the scene ...
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NATHAN ROSS POISED TO MAKE INCREDIBLE COMEBACK

Knights fullback Nathan Ross is poised to make an unlikely return to the field. After fracturing his back three weeks ago, he was only given ...
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SCU MARLINS PREPARE FOR RUGBY UNION GRAND FINAL

In local Rugby Union, the Southern Cross University Marlins say they're feeling confident ahead of this weekend's grand final against Hastings Valley. And they'll have ...
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AGQUIP 2017 KICKS OFF CELEBRATING 45 YEARS

Day one didn't disappoint for the thousands who made their way to this year's AgQuip in Gunnedah. It marks 45 years for what's ranked as ...
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CLAIMS COAST COMMUTERS LEFT IN THE DARK

The state opposition has slammed the Berejiklian Government for keeping Central Coast commuters in the dark about potential changes to public transport timetables. But the ...
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ST JOHN PAUL COLLEGE CONTESTS THE BILL TURNER CUP

There was plenty of mid-week noise at Coffs Harbour's International Stadium today, as St John Paul College took on Lake Macquarie in the quarter finals ...
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ONE DEAD TWO INJURED DURING GRAFTON CRASH

A man has died while two teenagers have been left injured following a crash in Grafton early this morning. Just before 1am, police were called ...
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FUNDING BOOST FOR MAITLAND GAOL

Historic Maitland Gaol will be given a new lease on life, thanks to more than half a million dollars in state funding. The boost will ...
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MID COAST COUNCIL RESIDENTS HAVE A ‘CUPPA WITH THE CANDIDATES’

With MidCoast Council elections just around the corner, residents in Taree, Forster and Gloucester are having 'Cuppa's with the Candidates.' 69 people from across the ...
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CBD UPGRADE TAKING SHAPE

Port Macquarie's multi-million-dollar CBD redevelopment is fast moving ahead. But with car access completely cut off, shop owners have been feeling the pinch ...
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HUNTER TRUCK SHOW TO SUPPORT LOCAL CHARITIES

Several key causes are set to benefit from this year's Transport Awareness Day and Truck Show in Maitland. The event aims to break down the ...
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TAREE SCHOOL GIRL NAMED IN VOLUNTEER HONOR ROLL

At 15 years of age, Taree school-girl Hayley King spends a lot of her time helping others. Now, she's been recognised for her selflessness, named ...
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TOWN BEACH EROSION WOES CONTINUE

Port Macquarie-Hastings Council has built a temporary rock wall on a badly-eroded section of Town Beach. Big waves and high tides have eaten away at ...
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DOUBT OVER MATERNITY SERVICES AT MACKSVILLE HOSPITAL

A shortage of doctors means expectant mothers planning to give birth at Macksville Hospital may be referred to Coffs Harbour. It follows news two of ...
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SENIOR OFFICER CHARGED WITH DRINK DRIVING

A senior female police constable will face court next month over an alleged drink driving incident in the Hunter region. Just after 4 yesterday afternoon ...
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WOMAN DIES AFTER CRASH NEAR KEMPSEY

A woman has died while her two teenage passengers managed to walk away from a single vehicle crash near Kempsey yesterday. A report is being ...
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MAN CHARGED AFTER ALLEGED ROAD RAGE

A 47-year-old man will face a long list of driving charges in court following an alleged road rage incident in Newcastle over the weekend. Police ...
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LAMB AND YATES RULED OUT FOR NEWCASTLE’S REMAINING GAMES

There's more bad news for the Knights following the loss to the Storm, with two players ruled out for Newcastle's remaining games. Scans have confirmed ...
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ANDERSON MOVES TO EIGHTH AFTER QS 1500 WIN IN FRANCE

Merewether surfer Philippa Anderson has scored a confidence-boosting win at the 1500-point Qualifying Series event in France. It sees the 25-year-old move to eighth in ...
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BOY LOCKED IN DUNGEON NEAR TAREE

It's a crime almost impossible to imagine in its cruelty. A young boy, locked in a secret dungeon, abused and hidden away from the world ...
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CLOSING ARGUMENTS IN BULLDOZER TRIAL

The jury in the trial of Jamie Francis Sager, the man who demolished a Teralba property with a bulldozer two years ago, is expected to ...
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MAN CHARGED OVER A BOGUS RESCUE OPERATION AT PORT STEPHENS

Police have charged a man, accused of sparking a bogus rescue operation at Port Stephens. Two officers suffered hypothermia after bravely jumping into the water ...
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HEATHERBRAE KITCHEN FIRE

Firefighters were quick to extinguish a kitchen fire at a Hunter hotel today. Emergency services were called to Heatherbrae at around 11:30, amid reports a ...
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LUCY WICKS BATTLING MOULD-RELATED ILLNESS

The Federal Member for Robertson has revealed she's battling a debilitating and unusual illness. Lucy Wicks says chronic inflammatory response syndrome can leave her bedridden, ...
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MARINE RESCUE ELECTIONS UNANIMOUS

The Point Clare and Terrigal Marine Rescue bases have officially amalgamated. The units voted to elect their new commander over the weekend and decide on ...
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MAN CHARGED AFTER CAR DRIVEN INTO BOAT RAMP

A man has been charged after a car was driven off a boat ramp at Port Stephens overnight. Around 7:30pm, police were called to the ...
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GREENS CANDIDATES LAUNCH CAMPAIGN FOR NEWCASTLE ELECTION

Less than three weeks out from the Newcastle Council election, The Greens have launched their campaign - announcing candidates to contest all four wards. They ...
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