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WORKERS TO STRIKE AGAIN OVER PAY DISPUTE

Around 200 workers from Wingham Beef Exports will walk off the job next week, for the second time in a fortnight. It follows a year-long pay dispute between the company and the Australian Meat Industry Workers Union. Wingham Beef Exports has offered a three per cent increase over three years, but the union says that’s unsatisfactory, and is seeking a five per cent rise in the first year. The 24-hour strike will begin from 5am on Monday. Read More »

INTENSE STORM HITS BULAHDELAH

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The State Emergency Service has spent the day assisting residents in Bulahdelah, following an intense storm, which swept through the town at around five o’clock this morning. The organisation received 55 calls for help, with many people reporting damage to roofs, as a result of large hail stones. The local hospital also didn’t escape unscathed, suffering a broken window and skylight in its administration building. SES crews from Port Macquarie and Taree rendered assistance, with the clean-up likely to continue into tomorrow. Read More »

HUNDREDS GATHER FOR TAREE’S DAWN SERVICE

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On the mid north coast, hundreds gathered in Taree to pay their respects during a traditional dawn service. Read More »

ANZAC DAY COMMEMORATED ACROSS THE BROADCAST REGION

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PHOTO: Singleton ceremony.  More details tonight at 6.   Read More »

ANZAC DAY FEATURE: A LETTER HOME

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This story was compiled by Di Bennett OAM, for this year’s Clarence Town ANZAC ceremony. This Morning I would like to tell you a little about my Uncle, Lieutenant Richard Roy Tanner, nicknamed ‘Sapper’, he was my Dad’s Brother and my hero, even though I didn’t know him. He was in the 2/2 Australian Infantry Battalion and was KIA at the age of 25 years at Templeton’s Crossing on the Kokada Track. He was born and Bred in Wallabadah and was a true ‘Bushy’. When he returned to Australia from the Middle East he found out that my Dad had been sent to New Guinea. Being the big brother, Dick decided he had to go there as well to keep my Dad safe. He found Dad 2 days before he, himself, was KIA in a very bad way. There was ... Read More »

DOUBLE DEMERITS FOR ANZAC DAY LONG WEEKEND

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Motorists are being reminded that double demerit points come into effect again at midnight tonight, as police continue their holiday blitz to keep the roads safe this Anzac Day long weekend. Extra officers will be patrolling the region’s roads, with speeding, drink driving and seatbelt-related offences on their radar. Double demerits will be in force until midnight on Sunday. Read More »

CONTRACT AWARDED FOR KUNDABUNG UPGRADE

Work to upgrade a 14-kilometre stretch of the Pacific Highway between Kundabung and Kempsey is set to begin soon, with joint venture McConnell Dowel-OHL awarded the contract. The $230-million project will see Telegraph Point bypassed, and will include the construction of an overpass at Bill Hill Road. New bridges will also be built over the Hastings and Wilson rivers. The project is being funded equally by the State and Federal Governments. (VISION ONLY) Read More »

INTERACTIVE MAP: ANZAC DAY SERVICES

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To find an ANZAC Day event near you, zoom in on your local area and click on description for more information. Read More »

COUNCIL OUTLINES PLANS FOR NEXT 12-MONTHS

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Greater Taree City Council’s bottom line is forecast to increase in the next year, with council deciding to spend more on infrastructure works. It’s plans are outlined across five documents, including the Draft Budget, which are now on public exhibition. Read More »

HYDROPONIC SET-UP ALLEGEDLY FOUND IN GLOUCESTER

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A 19-year-old woman will appear in Gloucester Local Court next month, after police allegedly found 24 cannabis plants being grown and fertilised in a hydroponic set-up in her home. Police conducted a search of the Gloucester premises yesterday morning, following a tip-off from Crime Stoppers. The plants have been taken to Taree police station where they’ll be examined and destroyed. Read More »

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