TURNBULL PLEASED WITH HIGHWAY PROGRESS

The Prime Minister has made a rare appearance on the mid north coast today, as the billion-dollar Pacific Highway upgrade reached another milestone. A new section between Kempsey and Kundabung will open to traffic this ...
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MARRIAGE EQUALITY DEBATE GETS UGLY IN COFFS HARBOUR

The Prime Minister refused to be drawn on claims the tone of the same sex marriage postal plebiscite is starting to impact on people. Mr Turnbull stuck closely to the script when pushed about claims ...
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UP TO 50 BINS DAMAGED IN COFFS-CLARENCE REGION

Two men were arrested after up to 50 bins were damaged in the Coffs/Clarence area. Police say a vehicle was driving through the Maclean, Palmers Beach and Yamba areas, damaging garbage bins at around 8:30pm ...
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BLAZE SPARKS RAPID RESPONSE

Fire crews were quick top respond when a fire erupted in bushland just south of Coffs Harbour's Southern Cross Univeristy campus late this morning. Crews from the city and Sawtell arrived to find the tinder ...
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DRIVER CHARGED AFTER PASSENGER KILLED IN CAR CRASH

A woman will face a charge of negligent driving causing death, after her passenger died in a car crash on the Mid North Coast earlier this year. Police say the male passenger, aged 31, died ...
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WHALE RESCUED OFF THE MID NORTH COAST

A 12-metre humpback whale has been rescued off the mid north coast, after first being spotted 80 kilometres away yesterday, tangled in rope. The delicate operation continued off Port Macquarie today, with the mammal eventually ...
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HUNDREDS WALK TO ‘D-FEET MND’

There was a sea of blue in Port Macquarie today, as hundreds took part in a five kilometre charity walk for Motor Neurone Disease. Making their way from Westport Park to Town Beach and back, ...
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THOUSANDS TURN OUT FOR THE KEMPSEY SHOW

After a devastating washout earlier this year, the Kempsey Agricultural Show has come alive this weekend. In its 136th year, the two-day event was more determined than ever to engage the region's youth ...
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NO FIRE PLAN IS NOT A PLAN

The prospect of a hot dry summer is prompting households to prepare for bushfires. The Rural Fire Service spent the weekend helping people assess their personal risk and develop their individual fire plans ...
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MARRIAGE EQUALITY ROAD TRIP ROLLS IN TO COFFS HARBOUR

The Regional Marriage Equality Road Trip drove into Coffs Harbour today, as same sex survey ballots continue to arrive in letterboxes. Organiser Mitchell Clout says the debate has been particularly isolating for those outside of ...
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MIDCOAST’S FIRST COUNCILORS ANNOUNCED

It's taken a week to decide the make up of MidCoast's first Council. But late this afternoon the lucky eleven were announced. The big question of everyone's mind is; will their patch be fairly represented ...
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BRIDGES IN LYNE FOR A MAKE OVER

14 bridges across the Lyne electorate will receive some much needed T-L-C. The federal government injecting big bucks into the country's bridge systems ...
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‘GET READY’ THE MESSAGE FROM RFS THIS WEEKEND

This weekend is the annual 'Get Ready Weekend' in preparation for the fire season ahead. Making evacuation plans with the whole family, and cleaning gutters are high on the agenda ...
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NEW LEASE ON LIFE FOR DEEP SEA FISHING CLUB

One of Coffs Harbour's hottest properties could just have a new lease on life. The site formerly occupied by the Deep Sea Fishing Club boasts incredible views that have been under-utilised while the future of ...
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FIRE CREWS CONTINUE TO BATTLE BLAZES IN NAMBUCCA VALLEY

Residents and fire crews faced a long night as they battled two blazes in the Nambucca Valley. While calmer conditions today gave them some respite, efforts continued to protect homes and contain the fire line ...
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DEPUTY PM RETURNS TO TAMWORTH

He could potentially be out of a job soon but for now Barnaby Joyce is putting his citizenship legal battle to the side and focusing on the New England region. The leader of the Nationals ...
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MAN FALLS ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL OF A CAR, DRUNK.

A Toongabbie man has returned a road side breath test six times the legal limit. Highway Patrol were alerted by a motorist who reported seeing a car swerve onto the wrong side of the Lakes ...
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MARRIAGE EQUALITY ‘YES’ CAMPAIGNERS ARRIVE IN TAREE

Marriage equality campaigners hit the pavement in Taree today, encouraging locals and businesses to support the yes vote. The crew are road tripping to regional towns in northern New South Wales reminding people to vote ...
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MORE COMFORT TO THOSE AT MANNING BASE HOSPITAL

When facing the end of your life, small things can make a big difference to your comfort. New hospital chairs have arrived at Manning Base Hospital, improving circulation, and reducing bed sores for palliative patients ...
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POLICE ALLEGEDLY FIND D.U.I. DRIVER ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL

A man has allegedly driven into oncoming traffic while being more than six times over the legal blood-alcohol limit. Shorlty after 2pm on Wednesday, police say a Mercedes van drove onto the wrong side of ...
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FIRE RIPS THROUGH NAMBUCCA VALLEY

Firefighters were hoping cooler temperatures might have helped ease the threat of bushfires across New South Wales today - but that wasn't the case on the south and mid north coasts.      These pictures ...
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AFTERMATH OF TUNCURRY FIRE REVEALS NO PROPERTY LOSS

The overnight change also brought a reprieve for residents at Tuncurry. Today, the bushfire on the Lakes Way was kept at 'advice' level, as the RFS worked to bring it under control ...
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FOOD FOR LESS TO BE DEMOLISHED

Supermarket giant Woolworths has announced it will demolish the old Food for Less building in Port Macquarie. Louise Rennie has the story ...
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KOORI KIDS BENEFIT FROM A CONCRETE EFFORT

A helping hand today for a community pre-school at Nambucca Heads, thanks to a crew of road builders. The Lendlease employees giving back to the community as part of an annual initiative ...
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TIED WINNERS AT PORT PRO-AM

Canberra golfer Matt Millar and the Hunter's James Nitties have shared the spoils of this year's Port Macquarie Pro-Am. The pair finished seven under par. Matt Stieger came in third, two shots ahead of former ...
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BUSHFIRE UPDATE: RICHMOND VALE AND TUNCURRY

RICHMOND VALE: Conditions are easing at a bush fire burning in the area of Richmond Vale, between Pelaw Main and Mulbring. Crews will today consolidate containment lines in an effort to fully contain the fire ...
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FIRE THREATENS HOMES IN TUNCURRY

A fire that's been burning for over a week along Aerodrome Road at Nabiac this afternoon jumped the Wallamba River into Tuncurry... with spot fires starting at Tuncurry Golf Course. Two helicopters were brought in ...
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COFFS COAST INVENTION GARNERS INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION

A Coffs Coast Doctor has been invited to exhibit his modern day walking stick in New York. The IQ Stick will be displayed alongside international products, designed to enhance the lives of people with disabilties ...
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MAN CHARGED OVER ARRAWARRA CRASH

A man has been charged after a crash north of Woolgoolga last week. A 32-year-old woman had to be freed from the wreckage of her car, after it was rear ended on Solitary Islands Way ...
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HIGH FIRE DANGER HAS COAST CREWS ON ALERT

Mid North Coast volunteers have been tested during the first high fire danger day of the season. Authorities fear a minor blaze at Sandy Beach north of Coffs Harbour today is a telling preview of ...
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