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TWO IN HOSPITAL FOLLOWING HIGHWAY CRASH AT COFFS

Two motorists are recovering in Coffs Harbour Hospital, following a head on collision on the Pacific Highway at Coffs Harbour this afternoon. The accident occurred at the James Small Drive intersection shortly before 2 o’clock. The driver of a van suffered minor injuries and was transported in a stable condition. The female driver of a Holden sedan was also transported in a stable condition. Highway traffic was disrupted for almost one hour while emergency services cleared the site.

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TWO PEOPLE CHARGED FOLLOWING PURSUIT NEAR NERONG

Two people have been charged with leading police on a pursuit on the mid-north coast yesterday. At around 7:30am, the driver of an allegedly stolen BMW refused to stop for police. The car was later found crashed into a tree near Nerong. A 25-year-old female passenger and two children were found on Redbill Road, while the 22-year-old male driver allegedly fled on foot into bushland. He was later arrested and faces a raft of charges.

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KEMPSEY AIRPORT NOISE UP FOR PUBLIC COMMENT

After months of investigation into Kempsey Airport’s noise management, a draft plan was presented at Tuesday’s Council meeting. The report looks into flight paths and the impacts of noise generated by planes at the airport for nearby residents. The draft will be available for the public to have its say for a period of 12 weeks. Kempsey Shire Council says it’s focused on striking the right balance for the future strategic direction of the airport. (NO AUDIO)

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WAUCHOPE CBD UPGRADES ON HOLD FOR CHRISTMAS SEASON

Wauchope’s main street has opened up to Christmas shoppers just in time for the busy season. Fencing has been temporarily taken down along High Street to provide more parking spaces and pedestrian access. The first two stages of the precinct’s upgrade are now complete, and work is expected to resume in January. The multi-million dollar development is a jointly-funded initiative between Council and the state government to improve the town’s CBD. It’s expected to be finished by late next year. (NO AUDIO)

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