QUALI-TEA BREWING ON THE CENTRAL COAST

There's a bold plan to transform the Central Coast into Australia's green tea capital. A group of farmers is hoping its newest crop can put the region on the tea brewing map ...
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MORE WET WEATHER FOR THE GOLD COAST AND NORTH-EAST NSW

It's still raining over eastern Queensland, and there's more to come but the system is set to ease. A large high will move out over the Tasman driving moist, onshore winds in over the Queensland ...
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BUS BURSTS INTO FLAMES AT THORNTON

There were frightening scenes at Thornton in the Hunter Valley this morning, when a bus went up in flames. Bystanders raced to help, fearing the vehicle was packed with students ...
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FAMILIES WALK TO FIGHT THE STIGMA OF MISCARRIAGE

Miscarriages and stillbirths are all too often spoken about in whispers and hushed tones. But a Central Coast woman is changing that, bringing together families who have lost a baby for the Choosing Hope Walk ...
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VERY WET WEEKEND FOR SOUTH-EAST QUEENSLAND AND NORTHERN RIVERS

It's still raining over eastern Queensland and there's more to come, but the system is set to ease after producing heavy rain over the weekend with the Upper Springbrook receiving over 300mm. A large high ...
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RAIN A FACTOR IN FOUR CRASHES AT KARIONG

It's been a shocking weekend on Central Coast roads, with emergency services called out to four car crashes at the same spot. The first crash occurred just after 10am yesterday on the Central Coast Highway ...
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HUNDREDS BRAVE THE RAIN AT RELAY FOR LIFE

The wet weather did little to keep the crowds away from last night's Relay for Life event at Mingara. Hundreds showed up in their raincoats to take part in the walk, which raises vital funds ...
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1200KM RIDE FOR KIDS JOURNEYS NORTH

Another charity ride on two wheels got underway today, this time, pedal power on the Central Coast. Close to 50 cyclists are journeying 12-hundred kilometres north, donating equipment to local hospitals along the way. Rider ...
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WOMAN STABBED IN GOSFORD HOME INVASION

A 28-year-old woman was rushed to hospital early this morning after being attacked in her Central Coast home. Shortly after 1am, a 22-year-old man allegedly broke into a West Gosford home through a window. Police ...
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WOMAN WAKES TO FIND ALLEGED INTRUDER IN BEDROOM

A woman has been stabbed during a break and enter at West Gosford on the Central Coast. Shortly after one o'clock this morning, a 22-year-old man allegedly entered a home in Faunce Street through a ...
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BRAZEN THEFT IN FORRIES

A local car seller is working with authorities after her vehicle was destroyed by thieves in Forresters Beach overnight. A resident noticed the damage and contacted the owner early this morning. The vehicle's gear box, ...
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PICKING UP A PAINTBRUSH FOR THERAPY

An art exhibition of a different kind opened on the coast today. It's been created by people suffering from a mental illness, they're hoping their work will help others who suffer in silence ...
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FROM PADDOCK TO PLATE FOR CHARITY

A Central Coast chef is using his culinary skills for a good cause this weekend, donating his time and produce to OzHarvest. Cameron Cansdell believes in food with a social conscience, after seeing how much ...
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HEAVY RAIN ON THE WAY FOR SOUTH-EAST QUEENSLAND AND NORTH-EAST NSW

It's a predominantly clear nation at the moment. Scattered cloud sits over parts of Queensland stretching back to the west. A large high will sit over the south-east, forcing the toughs to the north so ...
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BURTON TOYOTA SURF REPORT

We're not looking at a great weekend for surfing. Freshening onshore winds are set to make a mess of most beaches. The weekend will be cloud affected and heavy rain begin to fall across the ...
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CLOWN DOCTORS PROVE LAUGHTER IS THE BEST MEDICINE

Baggy pants and red noses on, the famous clown doctors made their way to Gosford Hospital today, ahead of this month's roadside appeal. They're known for bringing kids a laugh while they're sick in bed.....which ...
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GAV’S WEATHER: GREAT RAIN FOR SOME BUT NOT FOR OTHERS

The much needed rain bearing system is clearing across the Tasman and Coral Sea's tonight leaving behind a predominantly clear nation. The rain produced some very healthy totals inland from Delungra to Tingha of up ...
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ETTALONG BARBER SHUTS OFF HIS SHAVER

An Ettalong barber is shutting up shop after close to 20 years in business. Wayne Lynch prefers cutting hair the old fashioned way, but he isn't hanging up the scissors just yet ...
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HEALTHY HAROLD RECEIVES NEW SET OF WHEELS

He's an Australian icon - and Healthy Harold will continue to visit Hunter and Central Coast schools, thanks to a donation from the Newcastle Charitable Foundation. Close to $80,000 has been spent on a new ...
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GAV’S WEATHER – RAIN RETURNING

It was partly cloudy in the east today with plenty of humidity. Inland, the cloud and wet weather has been tracking eastward over the nation's heartland, crossing the border into western NSW. That slow moving ...
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COACHES JUST A BIT NERVOUS TO CLIMB EVEREST

Just three days left until some of the NRL's most recognisable faces set off to scale Mount Everest for charity. Today, two of the Central Coast's favourite coaches, Tony Gleeson and Jamy Forbes, slipped in ...
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FATAL CAR CRASH AT DOYALSON

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a crash on the Central Coast, which claimed the life of a 74-year-old man. Police say a Holden Commodore crashed into a guard rail on Link Road at Doyalson ...
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HIP HOP CREW TAKES ON THE WORLD

Hard work has paid off for a group of young hip hop dancers from the Central Coast. The crew is on a high after finishing fourth at a world competition held in Sydney ...
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CENTRAL COAST COUNCIL OFF TO RUNNING START

The Central Coast's new mayor hasn't wasted any time tackling some of the region's most controversial issues. Illegal dumping and large-scale development were on top of her agenda at last night's first official meeting ...
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GAV’S WEATHER – MORE RAIN ON THE WAY BUT NOT FOR ALL

It was cloudy along the Hunter and Mid North Coast as the southerly kicked in. Further north it was partly cloudy. Inland the cloud and wet weather has been tracking eastward over the nations heartland ...
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COASTWIDE DAYCARE MAKES THE NATIONAL FINALS

A Central Coast day care service has made it into the national finals for excellence in early childhood education. Coastwide Family Day care has been nominated for providing the most "nurturing environment" for children. The ...
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LEUKAEMIA TREATMENT SET TO BE SUBSIDIZED

The announcement cancer-fighting medicine Imbruvica will be available under PBS has been well-received on the Central Coast. Diagnosed with leukaemia 14 years ago, John Dixon has relied on Compassionate Use Programs to access the drug, ...
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RESIDENTS TO FIGHT AUCTION OF DAVISTOWN WETLANDS

Protected sections of the Davistown and Saratoga wetlands are again on the market, and it's making residents nervous. A public meeting has been called to discuss the situation, before the land is put up for ...
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GAV’S WEATHER – SHOWERS AND STORMS BECOMING MORE FREQUENT

More storms flared up again along the trough line moving in from this west this afternoon. Another slow moving system will move in across the region tomorrow triggering more showers with storms. Tomorrow we have ...
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TUGGERAH STORAGE SHED GOES UP IN FLAMES

Fire crews have extinguished a blaze in a storage shed at Tuggerah. Neighbours spotted heavy smoke before 11 o'clock this morning, with eight units called to the scene. Church Road was sealed off in both ...
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