DORRIGO REMEMBERS THE LOST SONS OF THE RED SOIL

The fallen were not forgotten in Dorrigo either where misty skies did little to dampen the town's Anzac commemoration. It, like many other small country towns, bade farewell to most of its young men when ...
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ANZAC DAY IN TAREE

More than 4,000 people are expected to march the streets of Taree tomorrow, paying their respects to our fallen diggers. This year, marks a century since the Battle of Villers- Bretonneux. ("It's a great opportunity ...
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PROTECTING PORT MACQUARIE’S DECLINING KOALA POPULATION

Port Macquarie's growing population is resulting in a decline in koala numbers. Local council is seeking feedback from the community on how to protect the species, so it can co-exist with infrastructure demands ...
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A NEW AMBULANCE STATION FOR WAUCHOPE

Wauchope's aging ambulance station will soon be no-more, with council approving plans for a new facility. The current structure on High Street will be demolished, making way for a new single storey station with six ...
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SCHOOL LEADERS RECOGNISED

Student leaders from across the mid north coast came together in Woolgoolga this afternoon to take part in a leadership forum hosted by Page MP, Kevin Hogan. Guest speaker, former World Longboard Champion Harley Ingleby talked ...
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NO TO CLARENCE WATER DIVERSION

The latest proposal to divert water from the Clarence River, inland, has been rejected by Clarence Valley Council. The suggestion by Toowoomba Council will be debated at a Local Government Association national conference in June ...
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GLOUCESTER GROUNDSWELL TO HAVE THEIR SAY ON THE FUTURE OF THE ROCKY HILL COAL MINE

Gloucester Groundswell has been given the green light by the Land and Environment Court to participate in legal proceedings regarding the future of the controversial Rocky Hill coal mine at Gloucester. Gloucester Resources Limited is ...
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PASTURE RAISED PORK WINS PRESTIGIOUS PRODUCE AWARD

While plenty of pigs go to market, few have the distinction of being pasture-raised rare-breed heritage pork. For more than five years, a small farm located in the Hastings hinterland has been gaining a reputation ...
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NEW TOWERS TO IMPROVE MOBILE PHONE COVERAGE

Mobile phone coverage in the Lyne electorate is continuing to improve with Optus set to install a new mobile base station at Firefly, south of Krambach, in the coming months. The new mobile phone tower ...
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UNCLE TOM KELLY BRIDGE

Respected Bellinger Valley Aboriginal Elder, Uncle Tom Kelly, who died three years ago, was today paid recognition at a ceremony on the Kalang River. The new Pacific Highway bridge across the river was named in ...
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THOUSANDS FLOCK TO SCOTTS HEAD FESTIVAL

A sunny day on the mid north coast helped draw thousands of people to Scotts Head's Food and Wine Festival. More than 50 stalls, representing food from all over the world, were featured at today's ...
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CATTLE TICK OUTBREAK KILLS LIVESTOCK NEAR PORT MACQUARIE

A recent outbreak of cattle tick fever has prompted the Department of Primary Industries to urge cattle owners to remain alert. 60 head of cattle have died at one property and two on another south ...
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NSW FARMERS ASSOCIATION STEPPING UP ITS FIGHT AGAINST RURAL CRIME

New South Wales Farmers' Association is stepping up its fight against rural crime. Farmers will be better equipped to protect their properties following the addition of 26 new police workshops across regional areas. The Association ...
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COFFS COAST DRAGON BOAT CLUB SWAPS LOCAL RIVERS FOR VENETIAN CANALS

The Coffs Coast Dragon Boat Club will be swapping local rivers for Venetian canals next month. The crew is preparing to paddle the Grand Canal in Venice's famous Vogalonga marathon ...
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MID NORTH COAST KOI KEEPERS MAKE A SPLASH AT NATIONAL SHOW

Two Mid North Coast Koi keepers have made a splash at the annual Australian Koi Association Show. Their prized carp, Shimmering Dragon, taking out the Grand Champion award ...
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COFFS HARBOUR’S YOUTH OF THE YEAR AWARDS ANNOUNCED

If a region's young people are its future, Coffs Harbour is in pretty good hands. The first ever Youth of the Year awards were announced today, at a high-energy celebration at Toormina ...
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WATER MANAGEMENT IN FORSTER, TAREE AND SURROUNDS GIVEN THE TICK OF APPROVAL

Water management in Forster, Taree and surrounding areas has been given the tick of approval by MidCoast Water Services and New South Wales Health. The organisations renewing a Memorandum of Understanding for the MidCoast Region ...
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‘HELL ON WATER’ PADDLE RAISES FUNDS FOR THE WESTPAC LIFE SAVER RESCUE HELICOPTER

It's a service that saves countless lives and today, the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter was honoured by a fleet of kayakers. Dozens of paddlers set off on a 90-kilometre journey down the Clarence to ...
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MID NORTH COAST CATTLE PRICES SUBDUED

Despite drought impacting cattle prices across the board, agents on the Mid North Coast say they're not too concerned. 550 head of cattle went through the ring in Grafton today, and while prices were subdued, ...
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A SECOND HAND BOOKSHOP DOING BIG THINGS FOR THE GLOUCESTER COMMUNITY

It's a century old second hand bookshop, helping out the Gloucester community where it needs it most. Today, the volunteer-run organisation handed over its largest cheque ever to create a new community kitchen ...
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3-YEAR-OLD GIRL HIT BY CAR IN KEMPSEY

A young girl is in a stable condition at Port Macquarie Hospital, after being hit by a car at West Kempsey. Emergency services were called to a home on Bunya Pine Circuit around 10.30 this ...
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TASTINGS ON HASTINGS CANCELLED FOR 2018

Some sad news for foodies on the Mid North Coast, with Port Macquarie-Hastings Council cancelling this year's Tastings on Hastings. Instead, the resources will go towards a bicentenary event in October...hoped to feature music, cultural ...
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ALP SELECTS OXLEY CANDIDATE

Country Labor has preselected a Nambucca Shire Councillor to contest the seat of Oxley in next year's state election. Councillor Susan Jenvey (JEN-VEE) is a business owner and macadamia farmer from Valla. She's also heavily ...
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WILD DOGS CRUELING CATTLE BUSINESSES

A Coffs Coast farmer is calling on the state government to post a generous bounty on the scalps of wild dogs. He says baiting programs aren't working, and with stock losses mounting, it's only a ...
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SHINING A LIGHT ON YOUTH HOMELESSNESS

It's an often hidden issue, but today youth homelessness became the centre of discussion in Coffs Harbour. Local organisations came together as part of Youth Week, offering direction and advice to those most vulnerable ...
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KEMPSEY’S $6-MILLION CINEMA GETS THE GREEN LIGHT

After four years of debate and submissions, the proposed $6-million Kempsey cinema has finally been given the green light. While the project has support from the local council, federal government and Gowings - majority of ...
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TAREE POLICE STATION SET FOR A MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR MAKEOVER

Taree Police Station is set for a complete makeover with designs for the new state-of-the-art building unveiled today. The multi-million dollar project sought through State Government funding is hoped to provide officers with more space ...
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LIFEGUARDS WARNING BEACH GOERS TO SWIM SAFELY THESE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

Despite Autumn being well upon us, holiday makers are still heading to the beach these school holidays. Lifeguards are reminding us to swim safely, following several recent drownings across the state ...
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PORT MACQUARIE’S CBD TO TRANSFORM INTO AN ARTWALK

More than 10,000 people are expected to flood the streets of Port Macquarie's C-B-D on Thursday for this year's ArtWalk. To mark its third year, the program will showcase the concept of journeys, looking at ...
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GET THE FLU SHOT AHEAD OF ANOTHER HORROR SEASON

As we brace ourselves for another severe flu season, medical professionals are stressing the importance of getting the flu vaccine before the end of May. Two new 'super vaccines' have been introduced - specifically targeting ...
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