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Updating #NBNNews A man jumps for his life as fire destroys a boat at Lake Macquarie. Emergency services were called to the scene after reports of an explosion, its skipper taken to John Hunter Hospital for treatment. US President, Donald Trump plans his first official visit down under. A government crackdown targets prescription painkillers And the New South Wales women’s team lays the foundation for a Blues double ahead of tomorrow night’s Origin showdown.

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MAN INJURED IN BOAT FIRE LAKE MACQUARIE

Dramatic scenes have played out at Lake Macquarie this afternoon, with a boat bursting into flames at Belmont. WATCH MORE: BOAT INFERNO TAKES HOLD ON LAKE MACQUARIE Emergency services were called to the scene at the Lake Macquarie Yacht Club, at around 1:10pm following reports of an explosion. Witnesses have told NBN News a man was forced to jump from the boat, with patrons at the club evacuated. The 59-year-old Belmont man was treated at the scene by paramedics for burns to his face and hands. He was taken to John Hunter Hospital in a serious condition. The latest from the scene at Lake Macquarie Yacht Club – a man in his 50s transferred to John Hunter Hospital with burns to his upper body. I’ll have all the details tonight at 6pm on @nbnnews pic.twitter.com/47JXucnpCQ — Samantha Long (@SamanthaLongNBN) June …

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TWO MEN CHARGED OVER ALLEGED BYRON BAY ASSAULT

A 28-year-old and a 29-year-old man have been charged, after two police officers were allegedly assaulted in Byron Bay on Friday. Officers were called to a nightclub on Jonson Street in the early hours of Friday morning, after two men became aggressive towards security. It’s alleged in an attempt to arrest the pair the officers were assaulted, leaving one with stomach, finger, neck and chin injuries. The two men fled the scene. They were later arrested at Byron Bay Police Station. A 29-year-old man was charged with a string of offences including two counts of assault police cause actual bodily harm. He was refused bail to appear in court later today. A 28-year-old man was charged with two offences including resist officer in execution of their duty. He was granted conditional bail to appear in court later today.

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WOMEN’S STATE OF ORIGIN HIGHLIGHTS

WATCH: Women’s State of Origin Highlights: New South Wales v Queensland The New South Wales Blues have won the first official Women’s State of Origin match, beating Queensland 16 – 10 at North Sydney Oval. Isabelle Kelly scored with five minutes remaining to break the deadlock, and hand the Blues their third straight win over the Maroons. POST GAME: Queensland Press Conference POST GAME: New South Wales Press Conference

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NEW FIREPOWER FOR THE RFS

If you’ve ever experienced a bushfire, you’ll know just how quickly communities can be transformed into disaster zones. But now the RFS has some firepower of its own – two ex-military Black Hawk helicopters, called up for a different kind of fight.

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AVO IGNORED IN 2016 MAITLAND MURDER

When Keith Goodbun grabbed a rifle and murdered his partner at Maitland in 2016, he not only ignored an AVO, but committed the shocking crime in front of his daughter. Today Goodbun’s sentence hearing in Sydney heard he had destroyed the life of another of his daughters as well.

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TAMWORTH PUBLIC STUDENTS START THE DAY WITH A RAIN DANCE

There’s no question families out west would do anything for some decent rainfall at the moment. And so school started a little differently at Tamworth Public School this morning. Smiles and dance moves on show, all in support of local farmers doing it tough. But unlike other rain dances, this one is guaranteed to produce results for those dealing with the drought. Money raised from today’s fundraiser will go towards purchasing non-perishable items to donate.   NOTE: VISION ONLY

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ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT FOR NEW MAITLAND HOSPITAL RELEASED

Planning for Maitland’s new hospital has taken another step forward, with an Environmental Impact Statement going on public display. The community can now have its say on building, public transport and traffic plans for the Metford site. To be built at an estimated cost of more than $450-million, the hospital will feature emergency, chemotherapy, mental health, maternity and palliative care services. READ MORE: PLANS UNVEILLED FOR MAITLAND HOSPITAL RELATED: NEW MAITLAND HOSPITAL TO REMAIN IN PUBLIC HANDS

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McDERMOTT ON A MISSION IN EUROPE

Nicola McDermott has touched down in Croatia, posting her first high jump session to her social media channels. The 21 year-old Mingara athlete has had the best year of her career, with a new personal best of one-metre-91 and earning bronze in the Commonwealth Games. She will now compete against some of the World’s best during the European Summer, starting with a meet in Germany this weekend.    

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