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NEW GM SAYS SORRY FOR STUFF-UPS

The Clarence Valley Council's new general manager has apologised to staff and the community over what he says are bad decisions made by the organisation ...
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SAN REMO SADDENED BY GARBAGE TRUCK DEATH

Residents of a Central Coast street are in shock after a local man was hit and killed by a garbage truck. The 60-year-old would regularly ...
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NO SLICE OF THE CHAPPIE PIE FOR COUNCIL

A multi-million dollar Chinese theme park planned for Warnervale has been given the axe. Central Coast Council says the project backers failed to meet a ...
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WRIGHT POWERS THROUGH ULTRA MARATHON

Tamworth fitness fanatic Warren Wright has returned home, after finishing third at the weekend's Caboolture 24 Hour Ultra Marathon. The 43-year-old completing the task on ...
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KAY BOOMS INTO GREEN AND GOLD

Tamworth basketballer Nick Kay has become the first Thunderbolts player to be picked for Australia at senior level. Averaging nearly 10 points and five rebounds ...
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REGION GETS DOUBLE SERVING OF NRC

North west rugby union fans are cheering, after it was announced the region will host two National Rugby Championship matches this season. The grand final ...
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GAV’S WEATHER – WARMEST DAY OF WINTER ON THE WAY

All clear once again for most of Australia. Another front is driving in across the south-east. The nights will remain quite cold with more inland ...
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MAN DIES AFTER BEING STRUCK BY GARBAGE TRUCK

A man has been killed after he was struck by a garbage truck on the Central Coast this morning. The 60-year-old died at the scene ...
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KNIGHTS KOSTJASYN FORCED INTO RETIREMENT

Knights utility Rory Kostjasyn has been forced to announce his retirement from the game. Kostjasyn underwent a number of surgeries after sustaining a throat injury ...
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TWO MEN HOLD UP GOLD COAST TAKEAWAY STORE

Two men have held-up a takeaway store on the Gold Coast overnight. Police say that the men, one armed with a hunting style knife and ...
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LAKE MACQUARIE COUNCIL APPOINTS A NEW CEO

Lake Macquarie City Council has a new CEO, after Council unanimously endorsed Ms Morven Cameron to the position. A council spokesperson said Cameron was known ...
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MAN ALLEGEDLY ASSAULTS THREE WOMEN IN ONE MORNING

A man will face a north coast court today after he allegedly assaulted three women yesterday morning. Police say a 70-year-old woman was walking her ...
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FLAWLESS EBZERY HELPS OPALS TO BIG WIN AT ASIA CUP

The Opals remain unbeaten at basketball's Asia Cup, hammering the Philippines this afternoon to move to the top of Group B. The Hunter's Katie Rae ...
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MISSION ACCOMPLISHED FOR IFFLAND IN ITALY

Mission accomplished for Australia's Rhiannan Iffland in the Cliff Diving World Series. After missing the podium for the first time in nine events last round, ...
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TWO PYLON HITS PROVE COSTLY FOR HALL IN RUSSIA

He eliminated series heavyweight Yoshi Muroya - despite hitting a pylon - but a mistake in the Round of 8 cost Merewether's Matt Hall valuable ...
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WHERE THERE’S A WILL, IT CAN BRING RIVALS TOGETHER

Upper Hunter communities are uniting to honour a lost mate, and raise awareness of suicide prevention. Just a year after being founded, the 'Where There's ...
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BYSTANDERS SAVE TWO BOYS CAUGHT IN A CENTRAL COAST RIP

A young boy has been overcome with emotion while thanking the heroes who saved him and a friend from a rip on the Central Coast ...
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DRAMATIC INNER CITY ARREST

There were dramatic scenes in Newcastle this morning, with a driver arrested following a police pursuit through the CBD. The chase began in Hill Street, ...
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WOMAN KILLED IN NEWCASTLE CRASH

Newcastle became the scene of the state's latest road tragedy today, with a woman aged in her 60s killed in a two-car crash at a ...
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LOCALS TO CONTINUE MANGROVE MOUNTAIN FIGHT

The Mangrove Mountain landfill saga has moved into its next stage, with the EPA saying the operators can reopen the site - if it meets ...
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ROCK ROYALTY HELP LAUNCH SONG WRITING COMPETITION

Newcastle is undergoing a physical transformation - now the search is on for its new sound. Some of the Hunter's rock royalty today helped launch ...
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OZHARVEST HIGHLIGHTS FOOD WASTE

Food rescue service Ozharvest hit the streets of Hamilton today, to highlight food waste in Australia. Serving meals made from saved produce, the group sought ...
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TWO MEN JAILED FOR ROLE IN DRUG SYNDICATE

Two men are behind bars tonight, after being sentenced for their role in a drug syndicate operating out of a Wallsend house. Police uncovered more ...
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CCTV RELEASED AS INVESTIGATIONS CONTINUE INTO ATTEMPTED HOLD-UP

Police are renewing an appeal for information after an attempted armed robbery on the Mid North Coast earlier this year. Around 10am on Sunday the ...
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NEW DISTRICT COURT JUDGE FOR NEW ENGLAND AND NORTH WEST

A new district court judge begins work in the New England and North West this week It's the first time a regionally-based judge has been ...
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WORKING GROUP FORMED TO DESIGN ARMIDALE’S NEW HYDRO POOL

Armidale's hydrotherapy pool has finally re-opened after poor water quality shut it down more than six months ago. But there's now calls to build an ...
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ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM GOES DIGITAL

A program designed to help low income earners pay power bills has stepped into the digital age. Recipients of the Energy Account Payment Assistance scheme ...
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SOLAR UPGRADE FOR ALSTONVILLE PRESCHOOL

Roof-mounted solar panels will soon power Alstonville Community Preschool, slashing its energy bills. The Federal Government is funding the upgrade - the final piece of ...
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MEET THE 13 YEAR OLD SNAPPER BEHIND AN EPIC SHOT

A photograph of dolphins, surfing a huge wave off Newcastle, has had an extraordinary response online, reaching more than half-a-million people on NBN's Facebook page ...
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OLD NEWCASTLE STORE BUILDING TO GO FOR BUS INTERCHANGE

The old Newcastle Store building and its adjoining carpark will be demolished, to make way for a new bus terminal. The State government acquired the ...
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FEATURE STORY: PALATIAL PROPERTIES SMASHING RECORDS IN HUNTER

Property sales worth four, five or even $6-million were once confined to Sydney - but not any more. Real estate records are now tumbling in ...
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MAN ARRESTED AT TAMWORTH REGIONAL AIRPORT

A man has been arrested after allegedly threatening aircraft safety, at Tamworth Regional Airport. Police say the 73-year-old made initial threats as he passed through ...
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TIGERS DOWN GALLANT HAWKS

The Entrance has pulled off a great escape against a gallant 12-man Toukley side in Central Coast Rugby League. The Tigers scoring three late tries ...
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WINNING START FOR JETS YOUTH

The Jets Youth team has been praised for its impressive start at the Weifang Cup in China - a 3-1 win over Shandong Luneng. The ...
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GROUP 4 RUGBY LEAGUE | ROUND 12

The North Tamworth Bears have remained the ladder leaders in the Group 4 first grade competition. They downed the Collegian Warriors 84-12 at home ...
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WALLABIES FOCUS ON FITNESS DURING NEWCASTLE CAMP

It's one of sport's great rivalries - the Wallabies versus the All Blacks. The Kiwis have well and truly had the upper hand in recent ...
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COAST HERO ROD RADFORD DIES AGED 97

The Central Coast is mourning the passing of Rod Radford, who died yesterday aged 97. The pharmacist became a local hero after he bought a ...
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DAN HASLAM MEMORIAL TROPHY | TAMWORTH FC RETAIN THE CUP

Tamworth FC's undefeated streak continues, the side claiming a 2-all draw against North Companions in round 15. It's the first time there hasn't been an ...
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COAST PAIR PIVOTAL IN BRILLIANT BLUES WIN

Jaron Purcell and Bradman Best thought nothing could surpass their Grand Final win, with the Knights Harold Matthews side. But the Central Coast pair recently ...
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TIGER SHARKS FEED OFF DEAD WHALE AT NORTH BEACH

A pack of tiger sharks discovered feeding on a whale carcass south of Coffs Harbour has life guards warning people to stay clear of dead ...
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