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MOTHER WANTS RAIL CROSSING TRAGEDY TO BE A WARNING TO OTHERS

Vanessa Carlson today walked away from court, free but carrying a burden of guilt for the injuries suffered by two children when she drove onto ...
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FACE LIFT COMPLETE FOR TAREE AIRPORT

Arriving by air into Taree will be smoother thanks to improvements to the airport. There are high hopes the Manning will now see more visitors ...
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SYDNEY POLICE BOAT TO SET SAIL FROM TAREE

The newest recruit to the New South Wales police force received its baptism in the Manning River today. The Maritime Police Boat is the 11th ...
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DISABLED QUEENSLAND BOY FOUND SAFE IN NEWCASTLE

A family allegedly on the run after taking their disabled son out of a Brisbane hospital has been located in Newcastle. The severely disabled 4-year-old ...
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CITRUS CRISIS LEAVES SOUR TASTE

Their orchard has created a juice empire on the Central Coast but East Coast Beverages is now facing a crisis. Extreme weather conditions combined with ...
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CASINO BABYSITTER FRONTS COURT OVER FATAL CRASH

A witness has told of the moment he saw a car cross onto the wrong side of the road, allegedly causing a crash that killed ...
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HUDSON RETURNS FOR CRUCIAL DOUBLE HEADER

The Central Coast Crusaders face a crucial double header this weekend that could define its Waratah Basketball League season. The first mission is Newcastle away ...
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THE COUNTDOWN IS ON

In rugby league and the Group 2 men want their winning name back after a few years of losses to their southern rivals. Led by former ...
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TEENAGE STAR BACK AT BEREKELEY

Berkeley Vale has made its best start to a season since 2014, and one reason for that is the return of star half back Brendan ...
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COOL, CALM AND COLLECTED

A 21-year-old pilot from the mid north coast has told of his brush with death. Despite the landing gear jamming, he was able to safely ...
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SUPERCARS FANS SET FOR TREAT WHILE EAST END BUSINESSES VOICE CONCERNS

The Supercars charm offensive to win the hearts and minds of Novocastrians has gone into overdrive. The stars of the show have rolled into town ...
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TAMWORTH TO PITCH PILOT PROGRAM TO STATE GOVERNMENT

The education system is set for a shake-up, after the state government announced a new billion-dollar plan to secure our children's futures. There are concerns ...
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INDECENT ASSAULT CHARGE

A 56-year-old man has been charged with indecently assaulting a child under the age of 16. Detectives from the State Crime Command Child Abuse Squad ...
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FISHO’S SITE UP FOR GRABS

Coffs Harbour City Council has agreed to the idea of putting out an expression of interest for the Deep Sea Fishing Club site. Director of ...
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COURT FOR TWO MEN ALLEGEDLY CAUGHT STEALING PROPERTY

Two men have been charged after they were allegedly caught stealing property from a Lake Macquarie industrial area. Just after 4am yesterday, a staff member ...
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OVER 140 CANNABIS PLANTS DISCOVERED NEAR NEWCATLE

Charges have been laid following the discovery of a sophisticated hydroponic set-up in an industrial unit near Newcastle. Shortly after 2pm yesterday, police executed a ...
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GREEN UNIT BLOCK OFFICIALLY OPENED

Real estate agents hope more developers will take inspiration from Newcastle's first 'green' apartment block, which was officially opened today. Civic Green, which is made ...
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COUNCIL PROPOSES PARKING FEE INCREASE

Newcastle's Lord Mayor has downplayed controversy over a proposed increase to parking fees in the CBD. Nuatali Nelmes says she won't be supporting the rise, ...
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GAV’S WEATHER – ANOTHER GOOD LOOKING WEEKEND ON THE WAY

Looking good for the majority of the region after another cool start. Some coastal showers for the exposed headlands along the Mid-North Coast. Light to ...
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NSW COUNTRY CALL UP FOR TAMWORTH DUO

A pair of Tamworth women's rugby league players have been rewarded for their form in the inaugural north west nines competition. Kim Resch and Amy ...
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BURTON TOYOTA SURF REPORT – SWELL ABATING SO GET IN EARLY

Looks like we are in for another good weekend of waves, plenty of swell but it is abating. Morning south-west winds, so the best waves ...
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MEDICINAL CANNABIS STILL AT FOREFRONT OF STATE’S MIND

Medicinal cannabis is remaining firmly on the state government's agenda - as long as Lucy Haslam has any say. The local advocate met with the ...
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NEW LOOK CENTRAL NORTH SIDE SEEKING CALDWELL CUP

Central North has named an inexperienced side for this weekend's New South Wales Country rugby union Championships in Port Macquarie. Coaches are counting on youthful ...
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WOMENS AUSSIE RULES PLAYERS COUNTING DOWN

Tamworth's first women's Aussie Rules game may be two weeks away, but the players can't wait to take the field. The Kangaroos are pleasantly surprised ...
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FUNDING AVAILABLE TO HELP IRRIGATORS FRESHEN UP FARMS

Irrigators in the Lower Namoi region are being urged to apply for funding, to help modernise their farms. The Department of Primary Industries can help ...
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MAN WANTED ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE WARRANTS MAY BE NEAR COFFS HARBOUR

A man wanted for serious domestic violence offences is on the run in the north of the state. Police say there are two outstanding warrants ...
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CENTRAL COAST BUSHWALKERS FOUND SAFE AND WELL

Police and the Westpac Rescue Helicopter have been able to locate a group of bushwalkers who went missing on the Central Coast overnight. Yesterday morning, ...
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TWO TO FACE COURT OVER ALLEGED GOSFORD MUGGINGS

Two men have been charged over alleged muggings on the Central Coast last week. Around 3:30am last Saturday, a man was waiting for a taxi ...
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DRIVER CRASHES CAR, REFUSES TO COOPERATE WITH POLICE

A man will face court after he allegedly crashed his vehicle into a pole while under the influence on the Gold Coast. Around 10:30pm last ...
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DRIVER INVOLVED IN HIT-AND-RUN OF 8-YEAR-OLD URGED TO CONTACT POLICE

Police are appealing for the driver involved in the hit-and-run of an 8-year-old boy on the Gold Coast to come forward. The boy was crossing ...
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SUZUKI SUV COMES OFF SECOND BEST AGAINST GARBAGE TRUCK

The driver of a black Suzuki on the mid north coast is in for a surprise after a waste services truck hit the parked vehicle, ...
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BUILDING SUMMIT GETS BUSINESSES TALKING

What can be done to ensure regional communities thrive - that's the question posed at a summit in Nambucca today. Bringing together government and business ...
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OLD BAR BOY BOYD NAMED IN AUSTRALIAN TEAM

Old Bar's Boyd Cordner has been named in the Australian Rugby League side to play New Zealand on Friday. The Roosters player was a top ...
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MORAN READY FOR ANZAC TEST SHOWDOWN

Still on league and the Jillaroos have gone into camp on the Gold Coast, to prepare for the May 5 clash with the Kiwi Ferns ...
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MARK WINTERBOTTOM GIVES NEWCASTLE 500 TRACK TICK OF APPROVAL

The Newcastle 500 track hasn't been built yet, but Supercars driver Mark Winterbottom is confident it will live up to expectation. "I was lucky enough ...
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TEAM MATES INSPIRED BY PAULI PAULI’S RETURN

It's not known whether he'll make the final 17 for the Knights this weekend, but Pauli Pauli's team mates say his availability, just three months ...
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CANDLE LIT VIGIL SHEDS LIGHT ON HOSPITAL WOES

A group of protestors opposing the privatisation of Wyong Hospital took their fight to the Pacific Highway last night. They held a candle lit vigil, ...
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COMMUNITY MOURNS LOSS

A five year old girl who died after being hit by a truck on the Central Coast yesterday has been named as Maria-Susana Vaafusuaga. Floral ...
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FEARNLEY TURNS FOCUS TO COMMONWEALTH GAMES

He recently turned 36, but wheelchair racing legend Kurt Fearnley has no intentions of retiring from international marathons. Having just returned from two races in ...
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SUNSHINE SUGAR BEGIN SIGNIFICANT EXPANSION

Sunshine Sugar is significantly expanding its Harwood milling and refining operation. Management and growers hope almost doubling capacity, will secure the industry's future ...
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