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WEATHER UPDATE: GETTING HOTTER

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PHOTO: A stunning shot of Koolewong on the Central Coast, taken by Karen Estelle Dellar. Another blast of hot air is on the way. Increasing each day during the week, peaking across the weekend. The chance of showers and storms will linger over the northern border ranges and south east Queensland. There is still the potential for better rain across the region including the very dry North West early next week. Read More »

COFFS JETTY BASHING MURDER TRIAL BEGINS

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The 26 year old charged over the bashing murder of Coffs Harbour man, Dennis Burns, has gone on trial. James Moore is accused of beating the 50 year old with a wooden pole and a hammer outside his home in Collingwood Street in October 2012. Moore’s lawyer told the court self-defence was a major issue in the case. The mother of the accused, Michelle Moore, and her partner Brendan Price will face trial next month. (NO AUDIO) Read More »

GLENREAGH CALLS FOR ACTION ON TREES AND BATS

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Glenreagh residents are demanding changes to laws that prevent them clearing trees, which are currently home to a group of flying-foxes. Coffs Harbour MP, Andrew Fraser, has backed the community and says he’ll be raising the issue with the state government. Read More »

FUNDS ALLOCATED FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECTS

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Councils on the mid north coast will be able to get started on a number of environmental projects, after receiving more than $1-million from the state government. Greater Taree City Council will receive the biggest share, largely thanks to its environmental levy. Read More »

WORK STARTS ON NEW SURF LIFESAVING CLUB

Demolition of the old Kempsey-Crescent Head Surf Life Saving Club has begun. The walls of the existing clubhouse are being pulled down, to make way for a new $2-million building. Once complete, the facility will have a function area, patrol room and a coffee shop. Construction is expected to be finished mid next year. (No Audio) Read More »

WORKERS EVACUATED FROM TAREE BUILDING FIRE

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The Taree office of Lyne MP, David Gillespie, was evacuated when an electrical switchboard in the basement caught fire this morning. Fire fighters were called to Hooke Chambers on Victoria Street around 11:30 and quickly cordoned off the area. It took about half an hour for the fire to be extinguished, after crews had trouble locating it amongst thick smoke. Luckily, the building only suffered minimal damage. (VISION ONLY) Read More »

PETITION TO RENAME DYERS CROSSING BRIDGE

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A petition to re-name Dyers Crossing Bridge near Nabiac after local woman Erica Gordon, will be presented to Taree Council on Wednesday night. More than 200 people have signed the petition in support of the change. Ms Gordon is a long-term resident and has been a tireless campaigner for the replacement of the existing timber bridge. Federal and state MPs David Gillespie and Stephen Bromhead have both thrown their weight behind the proposal. If endorsed by council, the bridge will be renamed when a multi-million dollar upgrade is completed next year. (VISION ONLY) Read More »

ELECTRICAL FIRE IN TAREE

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Fire and Rescue New South Wales is at the scene of an electrical fire in Taree. The fire broke out in the switchboard of the Hooke Chambers building on Victoria Street at around 11:30 this morning. Two businesses were evacuated including Federal MP David Gillespie’s office. No-one was injured. Read More »

AGL MAINTAINS FRACKING IS SAFE AND GOING TO PLAN

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Energy giant AGL has almost finished the controversial fracking process at its Gloucester coal seam gas project. During a site tour for media today, the company maintained work is being carried out safely, and is going to plan. Read More »

WORK STARTS ON NORTH HAVEN BOAT RAMP

On Monday, work started on repairing North Haven’s longest standing boat ramp. The $120,000 upgrade to the North Haven Boat Ramp and Pontoon will see new ramp planks and scour protection to increase safety for boat users. Access to the ramp will be closed during construction, and boaties will need to use an alternative ramp for access to the Camden Haven river. The work is expected to be complete by mid-December.   (No Audio) Read More »

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