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YES VOTE WINS – HERE’S HOW WE VOTED.

Hunter: YES 64.4% – NO 35.6% Newcastle: YES 74.8% NO 25.2% Shortland: YES 67.7% NO 32.3% Paterson: YES 65.5% NO: 34.5% CENTRAL COAST  Dobell: YES 65.7% NO 34.3% Robertson YES: 65.7 % NO 34.3% NORTH WEST New England YES 52.5% NO 47.5% Parkes YES 52.7% NO 47.3% MID NORTH  Lyne: YES: 55.3% NO: 44.7% Cowper: YES 60% NO: 40% NORTHERN RIVERS:  Page: YES: 59.7% – NO: 40.3%  

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CYCLIST HIT WITH RUBBISH AT HEXHAM

A cyclist’s own helmet-mounted camera has captured the moment he came under attack in Newcastle. The rider was struck with an ice-filled drink, thrown from a passing car. The incident happened at around four o’clock yesterday afternoon on the New England Highway, near Hexham. Thankfully, the cyclist wasn’t injured. A complaint is expected to be lodged with police.

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ONE DEAD AFTER MID-NORTH COAST CRASH

A man has died while a teenage woman has been hospitalised following a crash on the state’s Mid-North Coast. Around 4pm yesterday a Mitsubishi and Subaru station wagon crashed head on along the Pacific Highway, about 2km south of The Lakes Way at Rainbow Flat. The 69-year-old male driver of the Subaru died at the scene, while the 18-year-old woman behind the wheel of the Mitsubishi was taken to Port Macquarie District Hospital in a stable condition. Crash scene investigators say the Mitsubishi may have been travelling the wrong way along the highway, heading north in the southbound lanes.

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