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$17 MILLION BREAKWALL OFFICIALLY OPEN

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The long awaited Eastern Breakwall at Coffs Harbour officially opened today. Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser says the multi-million dollar project will make for a much safer marina and help protect more than $150 million worth of assets in the Harbour. Read More »

WEATHER UPDATE: A SWELL WEEKEND ON THE WAY

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PHOTO: A beautiful sunset of Snapper Rocks, captured by Phill Mobbs. The big swell is set to peak as the low spirals back towards the coast tonight. This will maintain the strong southerly winds to kick start the weekend and keep those patchy showers rolling across the Hunter coast. The southern protected point breaks will continue to rock with the impressive swell. Offshore boating is not recommended. The system will begin to move away from the coast during the day making for a fine Sunday for all. Mild weather is on the way ahead of a cold outbreak during the middle of next week to help chill out the first few days of Spring. Read More »

TAREE COUNCIL LOOKING TO OVERHAUL ITS OPERATIONS

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Taree Council is preparing to make huge changes to the way it runs, over the next few years. Its $260 million infrastructure backlog prompting the overhaul. Read More »

HARRINGTON MEN’S SHED BUILT, BUT NOT READY

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The new Harrington Men’s Shed is just a few months away from opening its doors. The 400 square metre building is all thanks to a $37,000 grant from the Newcastle Permanent. There’s still a bit more work to be done, before the Shed’s 87 members can move in. “We’ve got to do fit out yet and we still need a bit more money to get tools and fittings inside so we’re still looking for money, um but hopefully we’ll have it all done by the end of November, early December.” The members have been without a shed since February. (Audio in parts) Read More »

MAN DIES AFTER SMASH NEAR GRAFTON

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A man is dead and two other people are in hospital after a shocking two-car smash on the Pacific Highway, south of Grafton. Police have launched an investigation, and say despite there being plenty of rain on the north coast, the road was dry at the time. Read More »

THE GREENS FIGHT TO SAVE TAFE

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The Greens have staged a protest outside Coffs Harbour TAFE voicing their concerns over government budget cuts. Dr John Kaye from the legislative council says TAFE services are vital to ensure to a strong economic future for the region. Read More »

WEATHER UPDATE: SUPER SWELL

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The intense low that caused the flooding rain on the north NSW coast has moved into the Tasman and is set to stall. That means that it will sit there spiralling around whipping up huge seas while producing strong southerly winds. The shower activity will ease further with mostly fine conditions returning to the coast. There is an increased chance of seeing a little more shower activity in between Gosford and Taree. The main feature will be the huge waves making for some pretty epic surfing conditions in the protected, southern, point breaks along the east coast. Read More »

PORT MACQUARIE TO HOST THE ULYSSES CLUB AGM

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The combined roar of an estimated 4,000 motorbikes will resonate through Port Macquarie in 2017. The town has just secured hosting rights for the annual meeting of the Ulysses Club, which promises to bring in millions of dollars. Read More »

2.8 MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE HITS HARRINGTON

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The mid north coast has been shaken by a minor earthquake. The 2.8 magnitude quake struck off the coast of Harrington, but luckily it wasn’t big enough to do any damage. Read More »

NAMBUCCA YOUTH ANGRY OVER SKATE PARK FENCE

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A barbed wire security fence built around the Nambucca Skate Park has angered young people in the town. A councillor and the local youth service are campaigning on skateboarders behalf to have the fence removed. Read More »

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