JETTY MARKET UP THE CREEK

Coffs Harbour's Jetty Foreshore Market is getting ready to move to a new temporary location to make way for improvements to the current site. For the next eight months the market will occupy a new ...
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A RASH OF GRAFFITI AND VEHICLE DAMAGE HITS GRAFTON

A spike in theft and graffiti related crimes in the Grafton area has police asking the public to report any suspicious activity. Between Wednesday and Saturday last week, police received over 30 reports of damage ...
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TRAGIC ACCIDENT CLAIMS LIFE OF THREE-YEAR-OLD GIRL

A community is in shock tonight following the death of a three-year-old girl - who was hit by a truck in a South Grafton street. The tragic accident happened this morning - she was rushed ...
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ORCHIDS IMPRESS AT FIRST LASIANDRA SHOW

The aroma and colour of some of the world's most exotic flowers filled Wauchope RSL today, for the inaugural Lasiandra Festival Orchid Show. It was the Hastings River Orchid Society's first Autumn show in years ...
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HARMONY DAY SUCCESS FOR COFFS HARBOUR

Thousands of people flocked to Coffs Harbour's Harmony Day celebrations today, held in the city's Botanic Garden. The multicultural event, which celebrates the diversity of the Coffs Coast, is now an annual feature. Popular with the ...
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TODDLER STRUCK AND KILLED BY A TRUCK NEAR GRAFTON

A three-year-old girl has died after being hit by a truck on the mid north coast. Shortly after 8am, emergency services were called to a residence in Grafton, where they found the toddler critically injured ...
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ONE MOTORCYCLIST KILLED, ANOTHER INJURED, ON SAME STRETCH OF ROAD

A motorcycle rider has been killed, and another airlifted to hospital, in separate crashes on the same stretch of road on the Mid North Coast. Just before midday yesterday, police were called to the Oxley ...
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DRIVER TRAPPED FOR SEVERAL HOURS IN SEMI-TRAILER ROLL-OVER

A truck driver has been trapped for more than three hours, after rolling his vehicle west of Gloucester overnight. Police say the B-double semi-trailer was travelling on Thunderbolts Way at Bretti, about 50km from Gloucester, ...
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SECOND YEAR SUCCESS FOR OLD BAR’S OCEAN RHYTHMS

It's famous for the Old Bar Festival, but now the small coastal town has another music event putting it on the map. The Ocean Rhythms Festival today attracted thousands- with a little help from this ...
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POLICE SEIZE 120 CANNABIS PLANTS NEAR TAREE

Manning-Great Lakes police have uncovered $600,000 worth of cannabis plants in a state forest, north-west of Taree. With the assistance of Pol Air, police seized the plants in Bobin this afternoon. Police investigations are continuing, ...
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SARAH SAFE AND BACK AT HOME

Onlookers have covered the rocks at Scotts Head Beach this morning to bid farewell to Sarah the Loggerhead Sea Turtle. The reptile, wriggling her way to the edge of her tub, before re-entering her natural ...
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AVOID A LOSS, DON’T TOSS

Litter bugs could face a fine of up to $250 under the state government's anti-littering program if they're seen throwing rubbish from a car. Coffs Harbour Council is encouraging locals to report anyone doing the ...
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OLD BAR SET TO GROOVE TO OCEAN RHYTHMS

The small coastal village of Old Bar is gearing up for one its newest music festivals to come alive again tomorrow. In its second year, the Ocean Rhythms Festival will attract thousands to the town ...
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SARAH READY TO HEAD HOME

A metre long critically endangered Loggerhead sea turtle will be released back into the wild at Scotts Head tomorrow morning. The staff at Dolphin Marine Magic have been nursing her back to health since she ...
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MANNING HIT WITH SPATE OF BUSINESS BREAK-INS

Manning-Great Lakes police say public assistance is crucial in helping tackle a spike in business break-ins across the area. Two 18-year-old men were arrested in Taree overnight, after a member of the public caught the ...
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FORSTER’S CIVIC PRECINCT PROGRESSING

For years it's been considered almost a pipe dream, but construction of Forster's proposed civic precinct is expected to start early 2018. But some say the project- which includes a new library- has lacked community ...
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KAYAKER RESCUED 700 METERS OFF WOOLGOOLGA HEADLAND

Marine Rescue has praised a surf lifesaver who paddled 700 meters to rescue a struggling kayaker on the mid-north coast. Bystanders notified Marine Rescue and the Surf Lifesavers after they saw the man waving for ...
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UP TO 70 RETAIL STAFF FACING UNCERTAINTY WITH BIG W AND BEST AND LESS CLOSING

A major retail shake-up and significant job losses are coming to Coffs Central shopping centre, with Big W and Best and Less closing, and K Mart moving in. 53 Big W staff were told on ...
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TEEN IN CUSTODY OVER ALLEGED POLICE PURSUIT

A 16-year-old Newcastle boy will remain behind bars tonight, following an alleged police pursuit on the mid north coast this morning. A chase was initiated at about 7:30am, after members of the public reported a ...
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COFFS MEN REJOICE AS NEW SHED TAKES SHAPE

The gents at Coffs Harbour Men's Shed are only months away from moving into their new digs at the old water plant site. Mayor Denise Knight has added some personal touches to the design. "This ...
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COFFS STUDENTS KEEP TIGHT TIES WITH ‘BALI BUDDIES’

Some Coffs Harbour students are putting ink to paper, making pen pals with new friends in Bali. It's part of 'Bali Buddies', the program proving so successful, another Balinese school has joined up ...
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CURRENTLY SERVING PRIEST CHARGED WITH INDECENT ASSAULT FROM 1979 & 1980

A serving Catholic priest has been charged with three counts of indecent assault on a boy on the mid north coast, between 1979 and 1980. In March 2014, a 46-year-old man told the Royal Commission ...
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KMART OPENS IN PORT MACQUARIE

It's been years in the making and retail giant K-mart has finally opened in Port Macquarie. The Chamber of Commerce says the store's arrival is great for local jobs, but small businesses will have to ...
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LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL FOR CONSTRUCTION WORKERS

Roads Minister Melinda Pavey says workers from the failed KNF Construction company are needed to finish the Warrell Creek to Nambucca section of the Pacific Highway. The company went into administration a week ago, leaving ...
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SCARCITY OF ROCKS DELAYS WORK ON NORTH WALL UPGRADE

A shortage of suitable rock has seen work on the upgrade of Coffs Harbour's Northern breakwall grind to a halt. Little has happened at the breakwall since the end of February, but work should resume ...
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MID COAST HELPERS THANKED FOR THEIR CONTRIBUTION

Member for Oxley, Melinda Pavey  has thanked some Big hearted volunteers for more than a hundred thousand hours of service to the mid north coast's hospitals and health centres today. Around 60 volunteers from the ...
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NEW PLAN TO ENSURE INFRASTRUCTURE IN PLACE AS NORTH COAST GROWS

It's being touted as a game changer - a plan for the future growth and development of the North Coast over the next two decades. Released by the state government today, the blueprint aims to ...
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CCTV IMAGE RELEASED IN RELATION TO ARMED ROBBERY

Police have released the image of a four-wheel-drive, in the hope of solving an armed robbery at South Kempsey earlier this year. Two masked men entered a fast food restaurant at the highway service centre ...
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A CLOSER LOOK AT CRUCIAL WETLAND

The opening of a special boardwalk has marked the next chapter in the restoration of one of Taree's most important coastal wetlands. The endangered Dawson River Wetland project has been running for two years and ...
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INVESTIGATIONS CONTINUE INTO SOUTH KEMPSEY ARMED ROBBERY

Police have released a CCTV image of a car, as they continue to investigate an armed robbery on the mid north coast earlier this year. Two men, one armed with a knife, threatened a staff ...
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