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HMAS NEWCASTLE CREW MARCH THROUGH TOWN

Over 200 crew members of HMAS Newcastle were officially welcomed into the city today, ahead of ANZAC Day. Here on a special visit, perhaps the ...
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SHARKS DOWN PIRATES IN SEASON OPENER

Port Macquarie proved too good for Old Bar in its first match of the Group 3 rugby league season. The Sharks, sealing the deal in ...
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THOUSANDS EXPECTED TO PAY THEIR RESPECTS ACROSS NORTH WEST ON ANZAC DAY

There will be many early risers across the north west tomorrow with hundreds set to pay their respects at ANZAC dawn services across the region ...
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NAMBUCCA TO HOST MAJOR ECONOMIC SUMMIT

The Nambucca Shire's vehicle manufacturing and horticulture achievements are to be the highlight of an economic forum on the coast this week. The Building Regional ...
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12-YEAR-OLD CAUGHT TRYING TO DRIVE ACROSS AUSTRALIA

A 12-year-old boy from the Mid North Coast has gone on a rather rather remarkable journey - by himself. He drove more than a third ...
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SERVICE NSW CENTRE OPENS IN INVERELL

Inverell residents will now have better access to a number of government agencies, with the town's Service New South Wales centre officially open. The Byron ...
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MARSHALL LOOKS TO UPCOMING BUDGET FOR HOSPITAL UPGRADE FUNDING

The $30-million redevelopment of Inverell Hospital could begin as early as October, with final design plans now complete. A new two-storey building is set to ...
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GRAFTON AGAIN DOMINANT IN GROUP 2 MATCHES

In Group 2 rugby league yesterday, Grafton sides were again too strong for their rivals with the Rebels thrashing Orara Valley and the Ghosts accounting for ...
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GAV’S WEATHER – IT’S LOOKING GOOD FOR TOMORROW’S DAWN SE

It it is looking mighty fine for dawn services across the region. Temperatures will be mild for this time of the year and the rain ...
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POLICE INVESTIGATING COLEDALE VIOLENCE

A Tamworth man is recovering from a fractured skull in a Sydney hospital, after a brawl in Coledale, on Sunday morning. Police say he sustained ...
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ANZAC SERVICES – HUNTER VALLEY, PORT STEPHENS & CENTRAL COAST

It's one of the most important days in Australia's calendar, so what have you got planned for ANZAC Day? Visit http://rslnsw.org.au/commemoration/anzac/anzacservices for information on commemorative ...
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COUGARS CLAIM EARLY BRAGGING RIGHTS

Armidale began the baseball season with a club record 24-run win over Gunnedah. While Cougars avenged last year's grand final defeat, beating the defending champions ...
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STALEMATE AT MARIUS STREET

After round 3 of the Northern Inland Premier League, East Armidale and the Scorpions remain winless. While O-V-A and Northies both drew with Armidale-based opposition ...
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ARMIDALE MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDER EARNS AUSTRALIAN SELECTION

Having won this year's Under 19s national mountain biking championship, Armidale's Katherine Hosking has been selected to wear the green and gold. The O'Connor Catholic ...
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WENDY BOWMAN WINS INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR BEATING BACK MINING COMPANY

A Hunter Valley farmer has won a prestigious international prize for grassroots environmentalism. Wendy Bowman, 83, has been awarded the 2017 Goldman Environmental Prize for ...
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BOOMERANGS REIGN IN MOREE

Warialda has been knocked off the top of the Group 19 ladder, following a 26-point defeat at the hands of the Moree Boomerangs. In a ...
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POLICE APPEAL FOR HELP TO LOCATE MISSING LISMORE MAN

Assistance is being sought from the public to find a missing far north coast man. 51-year-old James Gregory Auckram was last seen in the Lismore ...
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CRITICALLY INJURED ATTACK VICTIM AIRLIFTED TO SYDNEY

A man has been airlifted to Sydney with a fractured skull, after he was allegedly attacked with a brick and a bottle in the state's ...
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CHARGES LAID OVER NELSON BAY GLASSING ATTACK

A man will front a Newcastle court today, following a glassing incident in Port Stephens, over the weekend. Around 9pm on Saturday, a man was ...
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CALLS TO REPLACE FAMILY COURT JUDGE

There are concerns children's safety is being jeopardised, due to a lack of judges at the Family Court in Newcastle. The remarks came today...with pressure ...
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FRIENDLY COMPETITION AT DOG OLYMPICS

There was plenty of fierce competition today in a special event at Islington. The Dog Olympics saw dogs of all shapes, sizes and breeds battle ...
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LOCAL UNION TOP OF TABLE SHAKE UP

To local rugby union, a fast finishing Ourimbah took the points over Gosford and Avoca secured their first win of the season. The reigning premiers ...
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PUSH FOR NEW YEAR’S EVE FIREWORKS AT THE HAVEN

It's been years since Terrigal ushered the New Year in with a bang with anti social behaviour and lack of funding to blame. But a ...
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ANZAC COMMEMORATIONS CONTINUE ACROSS NEWCASTLE

Several commemoration services were held across Newcastle today ahead of Anzac Day. Late this afternoon, marking the continuation of a relatively new ceremony, to remember ...
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BULLDOGS PUT THE BITE ON KANGAROOS

In round 3 of local Aussie Rules, Inverell booted 23 goals to thump the Swans. Moree won its first game of the season, and Gunnedah ...
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REPRESENTATIVE RUGBY LEAGUE AROUND THE CORNER

Group 4's Under 23s representative rugby league side held their final training session in Tamworth today. The focus was on the team's set plays, ahead ...
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VERITY STRIKE GIVES LAMBTON THE POINTS

In the Hunter's NPL competition, Edgeworth and Hamilton split the points last night, while Valentine belted the Magpies. This afternoon, Weston drew with the Jets ...
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SEAGULLS COMFORTABLE WINNERS OVER SCORPIONS

In local league, Wests scored a hard fought win over Cessnock, while Lakes beat the Scorpions by 12 at Belmont. Macquarie hit the front when ...
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MUSTANGS TAKE FIRST BLOOD IN KIBBLE-MALLON CUP

The Hunters couldn't match that form today, edged out by Hornsby, despite leading by 12 at half time. The Newcastle men had a tough weekend, ...
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ERRORS AGAIN COSTLY FOR KNIGHTS

He was dropped from the clash with the Cowboys and there's plenty of speculation Knights' halfback Trent Hodkinson will struggle to return to first grade ...
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32 AND 16 FOR BATKOVIC IN HUNTERS RETURN

Three-time Olympian Suzy Batkovic made a successful return to her junior club last night, helping Newcastle to a win over Sydney club, Bankstown. Batkovic led ...
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GUNNEDAH AND MOREE CAN’T BE SPLIT

There were many sore bodies in Gunnedah and Moree this morning, after yesterday's hard fought draw in the first round of Central North Rugby. The ...
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MAN AIRLIFTED TO JOHN HUNTER HOSPITAL AFTER WEST TAMWORTH BRAWL

A 32-year-old man has been airlifted to Newcastle's John Hunter Hospital with serious head injuries following a brawl in West Tamworth overnight. Police were called ...
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DRIVER CRASHES INTO GUARD RAIL TRYING TO EVADE POLICE

A driver on the Central Coast has allegedly returned a positive breath test after trying to evade police as Operation Go Slow continues through the ...
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MOTORCYCLING COMMUNITY HONOURS FALLEN SOLDIERS

Today the north west motorcycling community paid their respects, with more than 50 bikes hitting the road for the ANZAC Memorial Run. Leaving Tamworth at ...
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VIETNAM VETS TOURS COUNTRY IN HONOUR OF FALLEN COMRADES

A Vietnam veteran is making a 45,000 kilometre journey around the country in honour of his fallen comrades. Rob Eade will lay 600 flags in ...
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AXEMEN CALL IN WALLABIES SCRUM GURU

The Mid North Coast has received some top-level input ahead of next weekend's Country rugby Championships. Wallabies scrum coach Mario Ledesma passed on some tips ...
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CLARK TAMWORTH’S NEWEST FIRE CAPTAIN

A Tamworth business owner is now the city's newest fire captain. Retained firefighter, Warren Clark is now in charge of the Carthage Street station - ...
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AFL YOUTH GIRLS COMPETE IN COFFS HARBOUR

Queensland sides proved way to strong for their southern rivals at today's AFL Youth Girls Series in Coffs Harbour. The under-17s players were vying for ...
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MISSING HUNTER VALLEY MAN MAY BE IN VICTORIA

Police are appealing to the public to help find a Hunter Valley man who was reported missing by his family yesterday. Concerns are held for ...
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