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VIRTUAL REALITY HELPING TRAIN MIDWIFERY STUDENTS

It's one of the most important jobs there can possibly be - helping babies breathe in their first minutes of life. Now learning that critical ...
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ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL BIGGEST MORNING TEA FOR ADA STAADER

Former Newcastle councillor and cancer survivor, Barbara Gaudry, is calling on the state government to increase palliative care nurse and doctor numbers across New South ...
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MATT HALL STILL LEARNING NEW PLANE AHEAD OF JAPAN RACE

Merewether pilot Matt Hall is used to being near the top of the Air Race leaderboard, but he admits he's got a fight on his ...
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SYDNEY WRITERS FEST COMES TO TAREE

Taree Library will be dialing into the big smoke this weekend as part of the Sydney Writer's Festival. The satellite event means people in regional ...
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MAN FACED COURT OVER ALLEGED MACHETE THREAT

A man in his fifties has pled guilty to threatening a man with a machete in Gloucester. He faced Forster Local Court today ...
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BULLS LOOK TO CONTINUE WINING STREAK AGAINST SHARKS

In Group 3 Rugby League the Taree City Bulls are determined to continue their winning streak when they come up against Port Macquarie this weekend ...
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ROOS SKIPPER MITCH WILLIAMS SET TO RETURN

A new-look Wyong Roos outfit will face the Mounties this weekend, with injuries and State of Origin taking a toll on the Roosters' feeder club ...
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WILDCATS WARY OF AVOCA BEACH

To local union, and the Wildcats are enjoying their best start to a season but this weekend will face their biggest test. Warnervale will host ...
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CALL FOR BLOOD DONORS

Hunter residents have rallied in response to critically low blood supplies. Nationally, the Red Cross to down to just two days worth of blood - ...
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DELIVER THE DINGO TO FIGHT THE FOX

When you hear of a dingo, for many, the reaction is fear. However a new study has revealed that the number of Australian native mammals ...
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MALIBU CLASSIC STARTS IN PERFECT CONDITIONS

It's been a perfect start to the 29th annual Malibu Classic at Crescent Head. Close to 300 surfers are taking part in the three-day event, ...
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COUNCIL STAFF MAKE FATALITY-FREE PLEDGE

Staff at Kempsey Shire Council today did their bit for road safety, signing a pledge on a giant inflatable car to take care on the ...
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CINEMA PLANS MOVE FORWARD

Plans for a $6 million cinema in Kempsey are expected to move forward at tonight's extraordinary council meeting. The four-theatre complex will be built as ...
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SQUATTERS SUSPECTED IN DERELICT BUILDING FIRE

It's believed squatters are to blame for a fire, which broke out inside a derelict building in Port Macquarie's CBD this afternoon. Emergency services were ...
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CWA IN ITS 95TH YEAR AND GOING STRONG

Gambling, marriage equality and coal seam gas - they're all serious topics and issues voted on by some of the most important voices in regional ...
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EXTRA FLOOD FUNDING FOR REGION

Flood affected residents, businesses and primary producers who missed out on recovery grants have been thrown a lifeline. Today, the government announced further flood funding, ...
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TEA AND LAUGHTER FOR SOMERTON MORNING TEA

Today, thousands of people around the country stopped and had a cuppa as part of the Biggest Morning Tea. In the North West, the small ...
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GROUP IN PLACE TO PRESERVE OAKS

Five members of the Tamworth community have been selected to help restore the historic English oak trees along King George the Fifth Avenue. The residents ...
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GETTING GROCERIES WITH A HELPFUL EDGE

A grocery store with a twist has opened its doors in Tamworth. Liberty Foodcare is offering discounted goods, to help those in need ...
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TEEN TRIO CHARGED WITH BELLINGEN HIGH SCHOOL FIRE

Three girls aged under 15 have been arrested over an arson attack on Bellingen High School earlier this year. The teenagers were all students of ...
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HAND-WOVEN STARS OFFERING HOPE

It started out as an art project, but has become so much more, using beauty to combat the ugliness of violence. One Million Stars is ...
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EMERGENCY VOLUNTEERS UNDERGO TRAUMA TRAINING

Emergency services volunteers are regularly confronted with seriously injured patients. This week they've received some extra training from Careflight paramedics - to ensure they're life-saving ...
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PLANS FOR NEWCASTLE BICYCLE NETWORK START ROLLING

The humble bicycle could be a big part of Newcastle's revitalisation. Plans for a new cycle network have been drafted to get the city and ...
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CHANGE ON THE WAY FOR HUNTER STREET MALL

Change could be just around the corner in Hunter Street Mall, with occupants of The Emporium told they have 30 days to vacate the building ...
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WEATHER: MORE MAY MAGIC TO COME

The nation is now dominated by a strengthening belt of high pressure, which will make for a fine, mild run until the next cold front ...
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DOMINANT HUNTER RUMBLE THROUGH UNDEFEATED

North West has finished eighth at the New South Wales Combined High Schools girls hockey championships in Tamworth. Hunter took home the title, after going ...
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NETBALLERS ON SHOW

The Northern Inland Academy of Sport's netballers will measure themselves up against the rest of the state in Sydney this weekend. Attending an Academy High ...
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WILY VETERANS READY FOR A WEEKEND OF TENNIS

West Tamworth Tennis Club's senior tennis tournament turns 16 this weekend. The sport is continuing to grow in popularity among veterans, with 75 already registered ...
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HUNTER VALLEY WOMAN MISSING

Police are appealing for the public's help to find a missing Hunter Valley woman. 44-year-old Tathra Llyod was released from a mental health facility in ...
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GLEN INNES ESCAPEE FOUND IN NORTHERN TERRITORY

A man has been found in the Northern Territory, after allegedly breaking out of a minimum security prison in the North West. Police say the 33-year-old ...
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COMETS SMASH ROOSTERS

An upset was on the cards in Group 2 rugby league with Bellingen leading reigning premiers South Grafton - up 22 to points 10 mid ...
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HUNTER CLIMBERS REACHING NEW HEIGHTS

A handful of young Hunter rock climbers are scaling new heights in the sport. They've just enjoyed a successful campaign at the national titles but that's ...
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PHILIPPA ANDERSON INTO QUARTER FINALS IN JAPAN

Merewether's Philippa Anderson has scraped into the quarter finals of the 3,000-point Qualifying Series event in Japan. Anderson survived a tense finish to grab second ...
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KATIE RAE EBZERY SELECTED FOR OPALS CAMP IN ARIZONA

Hunter basketballer Katie Rae Ebzery has taken her first step towards representing Australia at the 2018 World Cup, today selected for an Opals camp, to ...
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MURDOCH TURNS DOWN INDY DRIVE TO FOCUS ON AUSSIE FORMULA FOUR

Newcastle's Sage Murdoch has been forced to turn down an offer to drive a Formula Four at Indianapolis, in order to concentrate on his debut ...
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PAIR TO FACE TRIAL OVER DUTCHY HOLLAND ASSAULT

A Lake Macquarie couple will stand trial over the alleged bashing of former test cricketer, Robert "Dutchy" Holland, and his wife. Benjamin Gibbs and Tiffany ...
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TEENAGER CHARGED AFTER ALLEGED HIGHWAY PURSUIT IN STOLEN CAR

A 19-year-old woman will front Forster local court tomorrow, after allegedly leading police on a high-speed pursuit along the Pacific Highway in a stolen car ...
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CATTLE CALL TO CHANGING BREEDING TRENDS

A Central Coast cattle farmer says the region is too small a market for the growing demand in cattle sales. Kulnura's Tom McNeill says differing ...
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SURF LIFE SAVERS TO RECEIVE TECH GRANT

Surf Life Saving Clubs across the state are set to receive a funding boost ahead of next season. The state government has allocated $9-million to ...
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BEST OF THE BEST COMPETE AT TAEKWONDO CHAMPS IN FORSTER

130 Taekwondo competitors will go toe-to-toe on the mid north coast this weekend. The Forster State Championship is an invitation-only event that draws students and ...
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