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Louise Rennie

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Louise Rennie is a reporter for NBN News Port Macquarie. She studied journalism at Curtin University in Perth and worked in radio in Sydney for two years, before joining NBN in 2015.

TIED WINNERS AT PORT PRO-AM

Canberra golfer Matt Millar and the Hunter’s James Nitties have shared the spoils of this year’s Port Macquarie Pro-Am. The pair finished seven under par. Matt Stieger came in third, two shots ahead of former South West Rocks golfer Dale Brandt-Richards. After equalling the course record of 63, Millar entered the final round with a four shot lead. But he blew it, when he bogied the 7th, 8th and 9th holes. Nitties, shooting two birdies to catch the leader. The Pro-Am circuit moves to South West Rocks tomorrow.

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FOTSUN SOLD OUT

Tickets to this year’s Festival of the Sun have sold out in 11 days. 3000 revelers will attend the boutique music festival in Port Macquarie in December. Meg Mac, Ball Park Music and Horror Show are among the big names taking to the stage over two days. Festival of the Sun will be held on December 8 and 9.

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ZONE 12 CLEANS UP IN PORT MACQUARIE

In lawn bowls, Sydney-based Zone 12 has won its second-straight New South Wales Inter-Zone Championship in Port Macquarie. The team, featuring several Australian representatives, was too good for Zone 13 in today’s final. More than 200 players from all over the state competed over the weekend. The event, also used to select teams for next month’s City verse Country series.

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MOTORCYCLIST INJURED IN OXLEY HWY CRASH

A 48-year-old man is in a critical condition, after his motorbike collided with a car on the Oxley Highway outside Wauchope this morning. It happened on the intersection of King Creek Road – a notorious blackspot. “It appears that this four wheel drive stopped at the intersection here, then turned right onto the highway and didn’t see the motorcycle traveling west,” Highway Patrol’s Senior Constable Grant Christensen said. The motorcyclist was rushed to Port Macquarie Base Hospital with head injuries, while the woman driving the car was uninjured.

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