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CANNABIS SEIZED IN SCOTTS HEADS

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Coffs-Clarence Police have seized more than a kilogram of cannabis and illegal firearms during a search warrant in Scotts Head. 1.4-kilograms of cannabis and two guns were seized at the Wallace Street address. A 69-year-old man has been issued a Court Attendance Notice to attend the Macksville Local Court later this month. Read More »

CONCERNS KEMPSEY HOSPITAL X-RAY UNIT WILL BE PRIVATISED

The Health Services Union is concerned the public x-ray unit at Kempsey Hospital is about to be sold off. The Union secretary travelled to the hospital today to speak with workers about the issue. But the Mid North Coast Health District says it’s only undertaking a preliminary assessment of all options for its radiology services at the hospital. (VISION ONLY) Read More »

TAREE WOMAN NOMINATED FOR NSW AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR

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Narelle Campbell from Taree has led an extraordinary life – for the past six years she’s lived in Antarctica as part of Australia’s research team stationed on the freezing continent. Her huge contribution to the mission has seen her become a finalist in the New South Wales Australian of the Year Awards. Read More »

WOOLGOOLGA BUSINESSES TARGETED IN RAM RAIDS

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Two businesses on the Coffs Coast have been targeted in ram raids this morning. Just after two o’clock, a car was driven into the front of a bottle shop on Beach Street at Woolgoolga. A short time later, a service station on Solitary Island Way was rammed. An unknown number of people in the car then threatened staff with knives and demanded money, before fleeing the scene. The car, a stolen Toyota Prado, was found nearby and is being forensically examined. Police are investigating whether the incidents are linked. Read More »

FOUR ANTI-CSG CAMPAIGNERS CHARGED WITH TRESPASSING

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Four anti-CSG protestors will face court in December, accused of trespassing on AGL’s site at Gloucester. It follows community anger at news fracking equipment has been moved onto the land. Read More »

LABOR ASSURES COUNCILS ABOUT MERGERS AFTER STATE ELECTION

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There’ll be no forced council amalgamations if Labor wins the state election in March next year. The party’s spokesperson also told the Local Government Conference in Coffs Harbour consultation with councils about their finances would be given a higher priority. Join the conversation online, by taking part in our poll. Read More »

WEATHER UPDATE: COASTAL CLOUD BLANKET

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A thick cover of cloud sits over the coast today, stretching from Gosford to the Gold Coast and west to the Great Divide. Tomorrow the cloud cover will break up over the Hunter and Mid North Coast. Inland will be clear and sunny once again. For the Northern Rivers and south east Queensland there’ll be a couple of small, brief showers in the morning before clearing. Read More »

BIG WIN FOR NOVOTEL IN COFFS HARBOUR

Novotel Pacific Bay Resort in Coffs Harbour has been named business of the year at the Sunny’s Business Awards. The resort credits the win to a number of big name events in the region including the State’s Origin side training camp and the success of the “Blues Harbour” campaign. “The NSW team winning the series so certainly that does help, it certainly put Coffs Harbour and the resort on the map and you know we had some large Aboriginal conferences.” It’s likely the Blues will return to the resort in 2015. (AUDIO IN PARTS) Read More »

$5000 FOR OLD BAR SURF CLUB BOAT RAMP

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The State Government is putting $5000 towards the reconstruction of the boat ramp at Old Bar Beach. The ramp was all but destroyed during severe storms a few weeks ago and has been closed ever since. The closure has meant surf life savers have been unable to take lifesaving IRB’s onto the water. It’s hoped work will begin in the coming weeks. (VISION ONLY) Read More »

KEMPSEY JAIL INMATE TREATED FOR SECOND DEGREE BURNS

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An inmate from Kempsey jail has suffered burns to 35 per cent of his body after another inmate allegedly poured a bucket of boiling water over him, at around 12.30 on Monday afternoon. The victim was rushed to Port Macquarie Base Hospital before being flown by helicopter to Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney where he is being treated in the Special Burns Unit. Police are yet to lay any charges over the indecent. (VISION ONLY) Read More »

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