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NEW STREET FOR NELSON BAY

Getting around Nelson Bay has become easier with Yacaaba Street’s new access point now open. Old buildings were knocked down as part of the $1.85-million project, designed to better connect foreshore foot traffic and cars to the centre of town. Port Stephens Council says it’s just the start of improvements, with further changes to go up for public comment later this year.

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INCREDIBLE VISION OF SHARKS FEASTING ON WHALE CARCASS

If ever there was evidence of the circle of life – this is it. Two tiger sharks and a great white capitalising on the death of a whale off Yamba in northern New South Wales. Enthralled local boaties took the chance to have a closer look. One, even went as far to reach down and touch a passing shark. Presumably, it was too full, to bother taking a bite.

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CRUSADERS YOUTH MEN DEFEAT HILLS HORNETS

To basketball, and the Crusaders’ Division One Youth Men recorded a 79 to 64 win over Hills Hornets at home this afternoon. Tom Akamarmoi one of the side’s best, with a top score of 23 points. Central Coast remain in first place on the ladder, sealing their 15th win of the season. Next up for Chris Ohlback’s outfit, is the Bears away next Sunday.  

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BOAT RESCUE AT BROKEN BAY

Three people were caught in a difficult situation out on the water today, when their boat became stuck on rocks at Lobster Beach. Shortly before midday, Marine Rescue and Maritime officers were called to Broken Bay, after reports of a vessel in distress. The trio were swiftly rescued and are now safe on shore. (VISION ONLY)

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LOCAL LEADERS TAKE LEAP FOR WESTPAC RESCUE HELICOPTER SERVICE

Business and community leaders from across the Central Coast today challenged themselves at great heights, abseiling off Terrigal’s Crowne Plaza, all in the name of charity. The ‘Leaders Leap’ now in its third year on the Coast raises vital funds for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service. Plenty of locals and visitors watched-on as the climbers made their seven storey journey to the ground. (VISION ONLY)

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