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FEARNLEY CHECKS OUT GOLD COAST COMM GAMES MARATHON COURSE

Hunter wheelchair racer Kurt Fearnley was on the Gold Coast today, for the announcement of the marathon course for next year's Commonwealth Games. The 42-kilometre ...
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JETS ALREADY PLANNING TO TAKE DOWN MARINERS IN ROUND ONE

The Jets kick off their A-League campaign against the Mariners in Gosford in 12 days, but they've been working on a plan to beat the ...
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UN-BEE-LIEVABLE GUESTS AT GARDEN SUBURB HOME

A Lake Macquarie home has literally become a hive of activity, thanks to some busy bees. Megan Sutherland recently discovered thousands of new residents had ...
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SUPERCARS STARS IN TOWN TO MARK MILESTONE

Those Wharf Road roadworks marked a milestone for the Newcastle 500 today. With just 60 days until the big race, the main straight is being ...
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CCTV IMAGE RELEASED OVER BALLINA HANDBAG SNATCHING

Police have released a CCTV image after a bag was snatched from an elderly woman on the Far North coast. The incident happened at around ...
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DRY CONDITIONS NO SUBSTANTIAL RAIN IN SIGHT

The Rural Fire Service has suspended the issuing of fire permits in the Lower Hunter, due to the recent dry spell. Below average winter rainfall ...
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BODY PULLED FROM GOLD COAST SEAWAY

A man's body has been recovered from the Gold Coast Seaway. Police were first alerted after an unmanned tinny was found circling in waters off ...
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HOMES DESTROYED IN BUSHFIRE NEAR COMBOYNE

Easing temperatures have slowly given firefighters the upper hand, as they battle an out-of-control bushfire west of Port Macquarie. But for some residents, it's too ...
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WHALE CARCASS AT PORT MACQUARIE EXHUMED

A large operation to exhume a whale carcass was underway in Port Macquarie today. Council says its removal went smoothly, following a week of controversy ...
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VARIETY AT THIS YEAR’S GOSFORD ART PRIZE

This year's Gosford Art and Ceramic Prizes have been a success, with an astonishing 519 entries from all over the country. The best of the ...
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RESURFACING CREATES TRAFFIC HEADACHES AROUND NEWCASTLE CBD

People looking to cool off these school holidays are being urged to head to the Bar Beach to Merewether stretch this week, to avoid roadworks ...
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DEPUTY MAYOR AND MARRIAGE EQUALITY VOTE ON FIRST AGENDA

Dozens of new councillors face a steep learning curve this week, as they work through their first agendas at Newcastle, Port Stephens and Maitland. Newcastle ...
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ROOS BEATEN IN THE BIG ONE

Wyong has suffered its second Grand Final loss in three years. Crucial errors - and conceding three tries in eight minutes - cost the Roos ...
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MYSTERY SURROUNDS BYRON BEACH DEATH

Mystery surrounds the discovery of a body near a popular Byron Bay beach this morning. Police are now investigating how an unidentified male, ended up ...
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LIGHTENING STRIKES SPARK FIRES ACROSS THE NORTH WEST

The Rural Fire Service says lightening strikes overnight have sparked several blazes across the region. South of Tamworth, a number of fires are burning near ...
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WARRIORS WIN BATTLE WITH OUTLAWS

Warriors have continued their recent dominance of Tamworth Baseball, winning a sixth premiership in a row over the weekend. They got off to a flying ...
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