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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.

TURNER CLAIMS TRIPLE GOLD IN LONDON

Diamond Beach athlete James Turner has pulled off a hat-trick in London, winning his third gold medal at the World Para Athletics Championships overnight. The 21-year-old stormed home to take out the 800 metre T36 final… His win, bringing the Australian team’s total gold medals in the UK to 28.

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SURFER RESCUED FROM MASSIVE SWELL

A reminder for people to be sensible in the large surf, after two people were swept out to sea off Port Macquarie. An off-duty lifeguard came to the rescue of a bodyboarder, struggling off Town Beach after losing his board yesterday morning. Less than an hour later, another man was swept out in the run-off tide. Conditions are expected to ease tomorrow, but another dangerous swell could return next weekend. “Definitely no swimming, experienced surfers if they know what they’re doing, they can go out, but make sure you’re letting someone know where you’re going, and make sure you call 000 if you see anyone in trouble,” Lifeguard Supervisor James Turnham said.

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WILDCATS UPSET PORT SAINTS

In local soccer, Taree has scored a much-needed win, downing the Port Saints by four goals in last night’s catch-up game. With the business end of the season just around the corner, the Wildcats are desperate to stay in touch with the competition leaders.

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WATER PARK PLANNED FOR BREAKWALL

Plans to redevelop one of Port Macquarie’s major tourist destinations will be a talking point at tonight’s Council meeting. A water park and bicycle path are being proposed for the Breakwall Holiday Park, in an area occupied by cabins. The Assessment Panel has failed to reach a decision on the development application – after some residents claim the upgrades will be too noisy and obstruct their views. The park went under new management last year.

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