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RAIN A FACTOR IN FOUR CRASHES AT KARIONG

It’s been a shocking weekend on Central Coast roads, with emergency services called out to four car crashes at the same spot. The first crash occurred just after 10am yesterday on the Central Coast Highway at Kariong, followed by three others at the same location while crews were cleaning up an oil spill. It coincides with the first full weekend of rain the Central Coast has seen in over a month. No one was injured in the crashes, but police are asking motorists to slow down and drive to the conditions. (audio in parts)

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HUNDREDS BRAVE THE RAIN AT RELAY FOR LIFE

The wet weather did little to keep the crowds away from last night’s Relay for Life event at Mingara. Hundreds showed up in their raincoats to take part in the walk, which raises vital funds for cancer research, prevention and support programs. This year more than $150,000 will be donated to the Cancer Council.

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1200KM RIDE FOR KIDS JOURNEYS NORTH

Another charity ride on two wheels got underway today, this time, pedal power on the Central Coast. Close to 50 cyclists are journeying 12-hundred kilometres north, donating equipment to local hospitals along the way. Rider Jason Stephens says the children helped by The Humpty Dumpty Foundation are his motivation. “I’m lucky enough to have two children that haven’t been hospitalised for anything major, but I’ve got a lot of friends that have.” The riders will travel from Newcastle to Muswellbrook tomorrow, before wrapping up in Brisbane on Friday. (AUDIO IN PARTS)

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