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COAST CUP REVS UP

Allen Park was the place to be today, with a large crowd turning out for day one of the Central Coast Cup in Somersby. As ...
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LAKE MAC AIRPORT TO DRIVE TOURISTS

Big changes are afoot at Lake Macquarie Airport, with the owners hoping to expand the Belmont facilities. A development application will soon be put into ...
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HIGH VIOLENCE RATES DON’T TELL FULL STORY

A popular Hamilton hotel has been given the un-enviable title as one of the most violent establishments in the state. But the pub's owner says ...
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VINTAGE CARS CRUISE INTO TAREE FOR WEEKEND ON WHEELS

Hard wear shoppers in Taree got more than their charity sausage sizzle today. Vintage cars gathered to mark the beginning of Weekend on Wheels, raising ...
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DOOR KNOCK APPEAL IN FULL SWING

If you received a knock at the door today, you weren't alone. Hundreds of Salvation Army volunteers were out collecting donations as part of the ...
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LOCAL HERO FINISHES JOURNEY FOR A GOOD CAUSE

An everyday hero, with the help of a small group of volunteers, has successfully completed an annual 500 kilometre journey in just 10 days. Change ...
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VARIETY BASH CONVOY RETURNS WITH RECORD FUNDS

After thousands of kilometres and 13 stops in regional New South Wales, 82 cars have arrived back in Newcastle from this year's Variety Bash. The ...
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HORSES HIT THE FIELDS FOR POLOCROSSE CARNIVAL

The Clarence Valley is holding its first Polocrosse Carnival in more than four years this weekend. Around 80 competitors from as young as six years ...
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LICENSEE SAYS THERE’S MORE TO THE STORY

Two Coffs Harbour hotels have made the state's violent venues list. Both pubs have recorded 12 incidents over the past year, but one of the ...
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CLEARLY INNOCENT CONTINUES LEES DOMINANCE

Another weekend, another big win for Newcastle trainer Kris Lees. Today, Clearly Innocent came from the clouds, storming home to claim the Kingsford-Smith Cup in ...
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WOODBERRY HOME DESTROYED IN FIERCE BLAZE

A family has lost everything, after a ferocious blaze destroyed their Hunter early this morning. Fortunately no-one was inside at the time, but fire fighters ...
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FORSTER HOSTS STATE TAEKWONDO CHAMPS

Forster played host to the Invitational State Championships for Taekwondo today. Special guests from New Zealand flew over for the event, and there were more ...
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BRONZE GLORY FOR TAMWORTH GYMNAST

Two Tamworth gymnasts have returned from the National titles, one with a medal. Julia Hannaford took out bronze with her level 10 team, while Georgia ...
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NEW ENGLAND BREAKFAST TEA ON THE MENU

A tea house in Armidale is taking the world by storm with its unique blends. The Daily Ritual has just been awarded two prestigious Australasian ...
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CRUISE SHIP PASSENGER SUFFERING CARDIAC ARREST AIRLIFTED

A man in his 50's has been airlifted from an ocean liner off the far north coast. The Pacific Jewel cruise liner was approximately five ...
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TAKING NEXT STEPS TOWARDS RECONCILIATION

More than 50 Tamworth locals took part in 'The Long Walk' this morning, marking the start of Reconciliation Week across the country. The celebrations were ...
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PHILLIPA ON THE VERGE IN JAPAN

Merewether surfer Phillipa Anderson is on the verge of a huge result in Japan, now into the semi-finals at the Chiba Open. In the best ...
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MARYVILLE OUT OF TOP 4 AFTER LOSS

Wests' march in Newcastle Netball continues, 41-point winners today. Forsythes won by a point, while Souths Lions have held onto second. They flew out of the ...
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SWANS NEAFL TEAM TOO STRONG FOR SUNS

Hunter product Isaac Heeney had another big game for the Swans last night, today, his clubmates took to Number 1 Sportsground for their NEAFL match against ...
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JAFFAS TOO GOOD FOR OLYMPIC

It's the NPL's worst-kept secret, Ryan Griffiths has officially joined Lambton. His new side didn't need his help today, while Jets Youth posted another win ...
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TWO BLUES COAST TO VICTORY OVER BEACHES

Around the grounds in local rugby now, Hamilton hammered Lake Mac. The Students got up, so too did Maitland. Waratahs won, and the Two Blues did ...
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NEWCASTLE THROUGH TO COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS FINAL

Newcastle is into the final of the Country Championships. Just as they've done throughout the campaign, Newcastle used their left-edge with effect, Jacob Gagai scoring ...
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CHANGES SLATED AS ERNIE TAKES THE REIGNS

Ernie Merrick has touched down in Newcastle, beginning his tenure as Jets coach. He already has a clear vision on how to turn the club's ...
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LOCALS SUPPORT FATALITY FREE FRIDAY

Central Coast road users have joined in on Fatality Free Friday, taking the pledge to drive safer this next year. The region has experienced some ...
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FAMILY DEVASTATED BY FOOTBALLERS DEATH

The family of a young footballer, stabbed to death on a night out, has finally had its day in court. They put 28 years of ...
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HAWKS COACH POSITIVE THEY’VE TURNED A CORNER

While in Group 3 rugby league, first-time Captain Coach Matt Kirkland says his Forster-Tuncurry side has turned a corner. An unfortunate loss last week cemented ...
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SORRY DAY IN TAREE

The Biripi community gathered in Purfleet for Sorry Day today, sharing stories of loss and hope. A sombre ceremony with personal accounts of the effects ...
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GOOD NATURED FAMILY THANKED FOR THEIR GENEROSITY

A mid north coast family has been thanked for their generosity to another family, stuck far from home during one of the worst times of ...
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RAFTERY INQUEST TO START MONDAY

A coronial inquest will begin in Newcastle on Monday into the 2015 death of New Lambton Heights teenager, Ahlia Raftery. Ahlia died in the Calvary Mater ...
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MAN CRUSHED AFTER CAR ROLLS OFF JACK

A Port Stephens man has died when he was crushed by a car in his driveway. Emergency services were called to Robina Avenue at Medowie ...
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CALLS FOR PREMIER TO BUY BACK GLOUCESTER MINING LICENSES

Gloucester Groundswell group is calling for Premier Gladys Berejiklian to buy back mining licenses in the region. And while residents say they don't want a ...
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VIGNERON IAN TINKLER NAMED ‘LIVING LEGEND’

A Hunter vigneron has been recognised for his significant contribution to the local wine making industry. Ian Tinkler has been growing grapes for more than ...
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GOAL KICKING LEGEND DESIGNS GUERNSEYS

The AFL will celebrate its Indigenous round with numerous blockbusters including Dreamtime at the G. Locally, the Black Diamond's all time leading goal kicker, Maurice ...
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CONSTRUCTION BEGINS ON NEW ORGANICS PROCESSING FACILITY

Lake Macquarie residents are about to transform the way they dispose of household rubbish, becoming the first in the Hunter to have a combined garden ...
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TAMWORTH STRIKES BACK

It's the viral video which has caused quite a stir around Tamworth. Comedian Tom Gleeson has exposed the city's flaws in a comedy skit, but ...
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THE LIONS ROAR INTO THE BEST OF THE BEST

Round six of the FFA Cup has been drawn and our mid north coast men will be up against one of the Hunter's third tier ...
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FEARS FOR STOCKTON CENTRE RESIDENTS BEING RELOCATED

There's serious concerns for the well being of several disabled patients, being forced to leave three Hunter care facilities ...
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TEAMS HITTING THE PACE

In Group 2 rugby league, the form sides are starting to show their calibre as the competition hits the halfway mark. Among them top clubs, ...
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TAS LAUNCHES THE VAMPIRE CUP

Australia is in desperate need of blood donations, with only two days worth of blood reserves left nationwide. One New England school is doing its ...
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MAN’S BEST FRIEND TEACHING DISCIPLINE

Armidale's BackTrack program is looking to expand its activities, one cattle dog at a time. The organisation has teamed up with the state working dog ...
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