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Jane Goldsmith is a journalist, newsreader and producer based in Newcastle and began working with NBN Television in 2001. Originally from Port Macquarie, Jane has worked in television news and radio for 14 years and studied at the University of Newcastle.

EROSION WOES PROMPT COUNCIL TO LOOK FOR NEW SITE

Newcastle City Council is searching for a long-term site in Stockton as it looks to relocate a childcare centre.   Rough seas and high tides recently caused significant erosion behind the Mission Australia-operated facility. “What we are focusing on now is identifying a piece of land, it will take over 12 months to construct a premises for a childcare centre.”  (Newcastle Council CEO, Jeremy Bath)   A temporary outdoor playground to the south of the building is being set up for the centre’s 43 children.  

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WEATHER OUTLOOK – WEDNESDAY 27TH DECEMBER

Record rainfall has drenched the mid north coast, especially Port Macquarie. Substantial rain fell during the day yesterday, and at around 10pm thunderstorms returned, with even heavier falls. A severe thunderstorm warning for heavy rainfall was issued just after 1 this morning for the Mid North Coast, although the heavens had already opened. By the time the storms had run out of puff, 202mm of rain was captured at Port Macquarie Airport, a new 24 hour record. There was also 25,000 lightning strikes in a 50-kilometre radius of Port Macquarie. We’ll have more on the weather later in the bulletin. Image courtesy Liam Parker, Bray Park NSW

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