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ORCHID AFFAIR AT MINGARA

There was an array of sights and smells at Mingara today for the state’s second largest orchid show. More than 20 vendors hit Tumbi Umbi, showing off their best samples of flora. Some of this year’s top picks, hailing from Thailand, South America and Africa. The two-day event continues tomorrow. (VISION ONLY)

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ETTALONG WHARF TEMPORARILY CLOSED

Ferry services from Ettalong have been temporarily relocated to Booker Bay, as council begins work on the ageing wharf. More than $240,000 has been allocated to the upgrades, which will see the construction of a new passageway and pontoon. The revamp is set to improve the site’s overall safety and accessibility. It’s due to re-open on July 2. (VISION ONLY)

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25-YEAR-OLD MAN CHARGED WITH CREDIT CARD FRAUD

A Sydney man has been charged after allegedly attempting to use fake credit cards at a bank on the Central Coast. Police say the offences occurred at a bank on Wyong road in Tuggerah yesterday. A 25-year-old man was arrested at the scene, and police further allege they found multiple fake credit cards and $1550 cash when the man and a vehicle were searched. The man, from Rhodes, was charged with four counts of dishonestly obtaining financial advantage by deception.

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MAN SENTENCED FOR GREG GIBBONS MURDER

It was an encounter that ruined two young lives in a matter of moments – an apprentice chef, stabbing a promising young football player to death, on the Central Coast. Today, Bradley Brooks was sentenced to 20 years behind bars for murder but the victim’s father says it won’t bring his boy back.

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COMBINING ANIMALS AND ART FOR ARCHIBALD PRIZE

One of the Central Coast’s most well-known faces has been put on canvas, with the Australian Reptile Park’s Director Tim Faulkner the subject of an Archibald Prize entry. Local artist Kelly-Anne Love chose him as her muse, to help spread his message about animal conservation. “I feel like no only is it a pretty picture but it’s a really important theme and I’d love to be part of spreading that message.” “The animals are brilliant, I love the fence, I love the feral animals on one side and the fight between natives and feral pests in Australia, it’s intense, and she’s captured it.” The piece is her first entry in the prestigious competition, with the finalists announced on July 20. (AUDIO IN PARTS)

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INFORMATION SOUGHT INTO CENTRAL COAST ASSAULT

Police are appealing for witnesses, or those with any information regarding the assault of a man at Gorokan on the Central Coast. The 23-year-old was assaulted around 12.20am on Sunday 28 May and was airlifted to Royal North Shore Hospital. The man sustained head injuries and remains in hospital in a stable condition.

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