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LEAKED MEMO REVEALS ‘MAJOR AVOIDABLE CATASTOPHIES’ AT MANNING BASE HOSPITAL

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A leaked internal memo has revealed there’s been a number of quote, ‘major avoidable catastrophies’ in the obstetrics unit at the Manning Base Hospital this year. But the Health Minister had no knowledge of the incidents, until she was told by the opposition in state parliament on Monday. Read More »

REVIEW FINDS AGL DIDN’T DISCLOSE SOME DONATIONS

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An external audit of AGL’s political donation disclosures since 2008 has found the company didn’t comply with reporting obligations, in some instances. The review, performed by Deloitte, found three donations totalling $11,000 were not reported within seven days, while AGL was seeking approval for its Gloucester Gas Project Pipeline Modification. It also found $250 was not reported while the company was applying to drill 110 coal seam gas wells at Gloucester. AGL says it sought legal advice and did not have any obligation to report to the Department of Planning because its application was made before October 1, 2008. The company says it’s examining this matter further, because 14 donations totalling more than $52,000 may not have been reported in the appropriate timeframe. AGL maintains it will co-operate fully with the department to identify any and all breaches of its ... Read More »

RAIN EVENT STILL ON TRACK

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The best rain in months is still on track. It should be one of the best rain events of the year. The coastal showers and partly cloudy skies will ease. The moist onshore winds are going to help feed the deepening trough over western QLD. This system will form into a low and dump widespread rain across the region. Beginning in the NW on Saturday before spreading further east on Sunday. Falls should be solid there could even be some flooding. An east coast low will then form and could cause more heavy falls and strong winds for the Hunter while increasing the swell early next week. Read More »

WEATHER UPDATE: RAIN FINALLY ON THE WAY

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The best rain in at least four months is on the way. The coastal showers along with the cold southerly winds and cloudy skies will continue all week. The moist onshore winds are going to help feed a deepening trough over western QLD. This system will form into a low and dump widespread rain across the region in the NW over the weekend. Falls should be solid. We’ll keep checking in with this developing system as we move through the week. Read More »

WEATHER UPDATE: COLD AIR ON THE WAY

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NBN weatherman Gavin Morris has all the details on the blast of cold air on its way. Read More »

WEATHER UPDATE: MAKE THE MOST OF THE WEEKEND

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PHOTO: A serene shot of Wallis Lake on the mid north coast, taken by Erika Smart. The weekend is looking pretty good. Only the far north will see an isolated shower or two. Make the most of it because next week things are going to get colder and windier, with some wet weather on the way. Morning conditions look great for surfers with moderate swell and morning offshore winds. Boating won’t be two bad as well thanks to milder temperatures ahead of the next southerly change. Enjoy! Read More »

MOTHER AND DAUGHTER KILLED IN HORRIFIC HIGHWAY CRASH

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A mother and young daughter have been killed in a horrific truck crash on the Pacific Highway at Kundabung, south of Kempsey. While the father and another daughter walked away from the collision, the driver of the truck is in a serious condition. Read More »

UPDATED: TWO DEAD IN MID NORTH COAST CRASH

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A crash involving a car and truck north of Port Macquarie this morning, has claimed the lives of two people and injured three others. Police say a southbound Hyundai sedan collided with a northbound furniture truck along the Pacific Highway between¬†Kundabung and the Cooperabung Range just after 5am. 40-year-old Niki Taylor and her 12-year-old daughter died at the scene. A 47-year-old man and a 14-year-old girl – also in the sedan – were taken to Port Macquarie Base Hospital for treatment. The driver of the truck was trapped for an hour before being released. He sustained critical head injuries and has been flown to Newcastle’s John Hunter Hospital. We’ll bring you more details in NBN News at 6. Read More »

REPTILE PARK PLAYS CUPID TO COBRAS

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The Australian Reptile Park played cupid today, pairing two king cobras, for the first time in four years. The mating ritual is extremely rare to see and the breeding program is essential to the species’ survival in the wild. Read More »

PROTESTORS BLOCK ENTRANCE TO AGL SITE IN GLOUCESTER

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Protestors have spent the day blocking an entrance to AGL’s site in Gloucester, as the company prepares to frack four CSG wells. It comes just a day after the New South Wales government approved the Waukivory Pilot Project. Read More »

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