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CHILDREN APPROACHED BY MAN IN A VAN IN SOUTH GRAFTON

Police are asking for help after three children were approached by a man in South Grafton. Just before 3:30 on Friday afternoon, two boys aged 11 and 12 and a 10-year-old girl were walking along Armidale Road when a man asked them to come inside his van. The children said no and ran away. The man is described as being of Caucasian appearance, aged between 50 and 60 with balding, grey hair and a goatee. The vehicle is described as a white van with orange stripes down the side.  

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MEASLES WARNING FOR PEOPLE IN THE COFFS HARBOUR-WOOLGOOLGA AREA

Coffs Harbour and Woolgoolga residents who haven’t had a measles vaccination are being urged to keep an eye out for symptoms. The North Coast Public Health Unit has issued the warning, after an unvaccinated child presented to hospital with the illness. Measles is highly contagious and can be spread in the air through coughing and sneezing. It can take about 10 days for symptoms to arise and they include fever, sore eyes and a cough followed by a red, blotchy rash covering the body. Anyone with symptoms is urged to see their GP. (VISION ONLY)

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DRIVER CHARGED OVER COLLISION WITH MOTORCYCLIST

A driver has been charged over a serious crash near Wauchope last month. On the morning of July 16, a 55-year-old man driving a four-wheel-drive collided with a motorcyclist on King Creek Road. The motorcyclist suffered spinal injuries in the incident and is still recovering in Royal North Shore Hospital. The driver of the four-wheel-drive has been charged with dangerous and negligent driving, causing grievous bodily harm, and had his licence suspended. He’s due to appear in Port Macquarie Local Court on October 24. (VISION ONLY)

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SWAP MEET RAISES AN EXTRA $6,000 FOR THE MID NORTH COAST CANCER INSTITUTE

The Mid North Coast Cancer Institute has been given a cash boost, thanks to members of the Hastings Auto Restorers Society. $6000 was raised from parking and raffles at a Port Macquarie Racecourse swap meet. It will be put towards the treatment of local cancer patients, as well as medical equipment, hardship assistance and comfort items. Over the past ten years, $60,000 has been raised for the cause. (VISION ONLY)

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