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Samantha Long is a journalist for NBN News on the Central Coast. Samantha completed a Bachelor of Communication from the University of Newcastle in 2015 and joined NBN at the end of 2015.

FEMALE LIFESAVERS RECOGNISED 75 YEARS ON

During World War Two, as the men marched off to war, a special group of women on the Central Coast stepped up to keep our beaches safe. They formed the first all-female surf lifesaving patrol in the Commonwealth… but they were NEVER recognised for their service. Today, that wrong was made right.   Please see below for a full list of women honoured at today’s ceremony:  

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CARMICHAEL INCHES CLOSER TO WORLD TOUR

Avoca’s Wade Carmichael has fallen short of a quarter finals spot at the Hawaiian Pro this morning. He came in last in his round four heat…failing to score higher than a five-point wave. Carmichael has now dropped to 11th on the QS rankings. He’ll need a strong score in this weekend’s final event of the year to keep his World Tour dreams alive. (VISION ONLY)

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WHITE BLOOMS IN HONOUR OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIMS

A powerful floral display has been created in Terrigal, to raise awareness of domestic violence. Around 100 volunteers pieced together 20,000 paper blooms to form the number 43…in honour of the Australian women, killed by a partner this year, including two on the Central Coast. “This installation will be up for three weeks, by the time that three weeks is up, one a week we averaged, sadly that number will have changed in that short period of time.” The flower display coincides with White Ribbon Day this Saturday. (AUDIO IN PARTS)

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