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Tahlia Sarv is a reporter for NBN News in Newcastle. Since completing her journalism degree at Charles Sturt University, she has worked in radio and television throughout regional New South Wales.

MORE LEAKED PAPERS SHINE LIGHT ON BUS INTERCHANGE

Another leaked cabinet document has caught the attention of the Member for Newcastle. Papers on the new Bus and Coach Interchange, to be built on the former The Store site, reveal a price tag difference of $35-million. “They say it could cost $5-million could cost $40 million, now they’re just doing it again, where is the business case? Where is the cost benefit analysis?” Newcastle MP Tim Crakanthorp says. It follows the leaking of Newcastle’s light rail costings. The Minister for Transport has been contacted for comment. (VISION WITH AUDIO IN PARTS)

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GOLF PROTEGE ROAD-TESTS NEW PUTT PUTT COURSE

One of the world’s best junior golfers has swapped the green, for a swing at a different kind of golf in Newcastle. The Hunter’s 7-year-old Harry Preece was given the honour of test-running Charlestown’s new indoor putt putt centre Holey Moley, ahead of today’s opening. “What would you rate the course out of 10? 10/10.” “He went pretty good, vastly different, different equipment, different types of greens but he putted pretty well,” Justin Preece, Harry’s dad said. The golf protege recently took out the IJGA World Stars Junior Golf Championship at Las Vegas. (VISION WITH AUDIO IN PARTS)

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DEAD WHALE WASHED ASHORE AT PORT MACQUARIE

A devastating ending for a humpback whale which was freed from fishing rope off Port Macquarie yesterday. The 18-tonne mammal has since died, washing ashore at Nobbys Beach this morning. Port Macquarie Council is now in the process of organising land based disposal of its carcass. Meanwhile, all beaches from Town Beach to Lighthouse Beach were forced to close due to increased shark sightings. (VISION ONLY)

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