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NEVER TO YOUNG TO LEARN ABOUT INVASIVE WEEDS

Students from Tacking Point Primary school have been given a hands on experience of how to control an invasive aquatic weed. Salvinia Molesta, which can grow rapidly and choke waterways, is becoming a problem in the region. The children today introduced to a tiny solution. “Fortunately we have a biological control on our hand at the moment. It’s a little weevil and we are going to utilise the weevil today to demonstrate how we can minimise the spread of this weed in the area.” – Thor Aaso – Port Macquarie Council’s Natural Resources Manager. (AUDIO IN PARTS)    

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INVESTIGATIONS CONTINUE INTO TUNCURRY BOAT FIRE.

Police are still on the hunt for two people they believe are responsible for a fierce blaze that destroyed a $1-million luxury vessel on the Wallis Lake Inlet at Tuncurry on Tuesday night.   The occupants of the boat woke to footsteps before evacuating when realising the boat had been lit on fire. Anyone who was in the area at the time is being urged to contact police. (VISION ONLY)  

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MYSTERY OVER BONES FOUND AT GRAFTON CONSTRUCTION SITE SOLVED

The mystery over bones found at a North Coast construction site has been solved. Late this afternoon, police formally identified bones found during works on the new Grafton Bridge as those belonging to a domestic animal. Workers were shocked to discover the bones while excavating on Monday afternoon, with police called to the site on Tuesday. Construction on some parts of the $240-million build was stopped while forensic investigations took place.

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