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Renee Fedder is a journalist and web producer for NBN News. She has worked for the company at its Taree bureau and Newcastle newsroom since 2011, after completing a Bachelor of Communication at the University of Newcastle.

FAMILIES WASTING THOUSANDS IN FOOD WASTE

At a time when household budgets are increasingly tight, it’s been revealed the average family is throwing away almost $4000¬†worth of food each year. A new EPA study is now enlisting households to log their scraps, to find out exactly what we are throwing away, and why. “If we can reduce our food waste we can actually make it easier on people’s pockets and we can make sure we do good things for our environment,” said NSW Environment Minister Gabrielle Upton. Experts say the best way to reduce food waste is to plan meals, shop to a list, eat left overs and freeze your food. (AUDIO IN PARTS)

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WEATHER WATCH: APRIL 27, 2017

It’s been a cool blast to knock down temperatures. Tonight will be a cold one, with a frosty morning to start the day across the Northern Tablelands. A fast moving trough is going to skim the Mid North Coast so there will be some showers to hit the exposed headlands from Newcastle to Coffs Harbour. The swell will remain big and dangerous. A fine and warmer weekend is on the way.

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TWO RAYMOND TERRACE TEENAGERS MISSING

Police are appealing for the public’s help to find two teenage girls who went missing from Raymond Terrace. 14-year-old Chloe Smith and Ellie Phelan were last seen at their home addresses about 6:30 last night. Chloe has a medical condition that requires daily medication, which she doesn’t have with her. Police are concerned for their welfare, given their age and vulnerability. Chloe is about 150cm tall, with long brown hair, brown eyes and an olive complexion, while Ellie is around 175cm tall, with long brown hair and peircings in her nose and tongue. Anyone with information should call Raymond Terrace police on 49837511.

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DESIGN UNVEILED FOR STAGE 2 OF MUSWELLBROOK HOSPITAL

The redevelopment of Muswellbrook Hospital has taken another step forward, with the state government unveiling its design for stage two of the project. The $21-million works are expected to begin mid-year, and will involve expanding and refurbishing the southern side of the hospital. “We hope to have it all done by the end of 2018 so it won’t be too long and Muswellbrook will be able to have wonderful facilities for stage two,” said Upper Hunter MP Michael Johnsen. (AUDIO IN PARTS)  

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