NO DOUBLE DUTCH FOR TRUE BLUE HARTSUYKER

His family has traded on their European heritage in Coffs Harbour for decades, but Cowper MP Luke Hartsuyker says he holds only Australian citizenship. Mr Hartsuyer says he has no worries about being caught up ...
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POLICE SEARCH FOR WANTED MAN

Authorities are searching for a wanted man believed to be somewhere on the state's mid north coast. 35-year-old Leonard Hoskins is wanted on outstanding parole warrants. Police say he frequents the Coffs Harbour, Clarence River, ...
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COUNTING DOWN TO LIFE SAVING TRANSPLANT

On the eve of Donate Life Week, a Mid North Coast family has given an insight into how they face each day waiting for a special call. Two Valla Beach brothers have an extremely rare ...
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PRIORITIES SOUGHT FOR CORRIDOR’S FUTURE

Users of the main link between the Tablelands and the Coast are being urged to have a say on shaping a better Waterfall Way. The State Government has released a draft strategy for the crucial ...
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MILESTONE REACHED FOR LAWRENCE BRIDGE

Construction of a new $27-million bridge at Lawrence in the Lower Clarence has reached a significant milestone. The first concrete beams were laid for Sportsmans Creek Bridge which will replace the old timber structure ...
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TRULY MARATHON EFFECT TO HELP BUTTERFLY CHILDREN

A series of marathon runs to raise funds for children who can't freely enjoy the great outdoors has reached Coffs Harbour. Three months and 2500 kilometres after leaving Adelaide, Andrew Bisxczak is just 400 kilometres ...
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STUDENTS EXPLORE CAREERS IN HEALTH

Aboriginal students were encouraged to think about a future in health today, at a new Careers Expo in Kempsey. The Mid North Coast Local Health District teamed up with four local universities, to showcase the ...
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ICE CREAMS STOLEN IN CAFE RAM-RAID

Police are on the hunt for those responsible for a ram-raid at Old Bar's Blowfish cafe near Taree overnight. The offenders made off with a small amount of money and ice creams, but left behind ...
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PLAN TO EASE KEMPSEY’S BAT WOES

A large flying fox colony has long plagued residents living on the Macleay River in East Kempsey. Now Council has come up with a plan, hoping to give those affected more peace of mind ...
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NEW GM SAYS SORRY FOR STUFF-UPS

The Clarence Valley Council's new general manager has apologised to staff and the community over what he says are bad decisions made by the organisation. Ashley Lindsay says he's determined to put things right ...
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MAN ALLEGEDLY ASSAULTS THREE WOMEN IN ONE MORNING

A man will face a north coast court today after he allegedly assaulted three women yesterday morning. Police say a 70-year-old woman was walking her dog along Powell Street in Grafton around 8am, when she ...
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CCTV RELEASED AS INVESTIGATIONS CONTINUE INTO ATTEMPTED HOLD-UP

Police are renewing an appeal for information after an attempted armed robbery on the Mid North Coast earlier this year. Around 10am on Sunday the 5th of March, a man armed with a knife entered ...
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TIGER SHARKS FEED OFF DEAD WHALE AT NORTH BEACH

A pack of tiger sharks discovered feeding on a whale carcass south of Coffs Harbour has life guards warning people to stay clear of dead whales. A shark, in excess of four metres in length, ...
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FIRIES TO FACE OFF IN PORT

Port Macquarie will turn up the heat next month, as the state's best firefighters battle it out in the Regional Championships. Around 30 teams will take part in the third and final round ...
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SHIFTING SANDS AT COFFS JETTY

Big seas combined with king tides over the weekend have shifted thousands of tonnes of sand at Coffs Harbour's Jetty Foreshore. Works to upgrade the precinct are currently underway, with planned improvements which the council ...
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TURNER CLAIMS TRIPLE GOLD IN LONDON

Diamond Beach athlete James Turner has pulled off a hat-trick in London, winning his third gold medal at the World Para Athletics Championships overnight. The 21-year-old stormed home to take out the 800 metre T36 ...
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SURFER RESCUED FROM MASSIVE SWELL

A reminder for people to be sensible in the large surf, after two people were swept out to sea off Port Macquarie. An off-duty lifeguard came to the rescue of a bodyboarder, struggling off Town ...
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STEP CLOSER TO PALLIATIVE CARE SOLUTION IN THE MANNING

Manning Valley is closer to finding out how it may fare in the end of life care reforms, across the state. It follows a new report released about palliative care needs in the region ...
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NEW GENERAL MANAGER IS AN OLD HAND

A familiar face and experienced hand has been selected to be the next General Manager of Clarence Valley Council. It was announced this afternoon that Ashley Lindsay, who has been acting in the role since ...
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RATE RISE APPROVED FOR MIDCOAST COUNCIL RATE PAYERS

Rate payers in the Mid-Coast Council area will be digging deeper to pay their rates over the next four years. IPART has approved the rise, but not at the original amount council applied for ...
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MID NORTH MAN WANTED ON OUTSTANDING WARRANT

Manning-Great Lakes police are on the lookout for a Mid North Coast man wanted on an outstanding warrant. 76-year-old Iain McQueeney is described as being of Caucasian appearance, approximately 160cm-165cm tall, of medium build, with ...
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CO-OP HOOKS HIGH PROFILE AWARD FOR THIRD YEAR RUNNING

Coffs Harbour's commercial fishers have hooked yet another major industry accolade. For the third year running the local Fisherman's Co-op has been named the best supplier at the Sydney Fish Market's seafood excellence awards. The ...
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65-YEAR-OLD CHARGED OVER ALLEGED INDECENT ASSAULT OF 10-YEAR-OLD

A man in his 60's will face court after being charged over the alleged indecent assault of a young girl on the North Coast. Police commenced an investigation last month, after reports a 10-year-old girl ...
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NORTH COAST CENTRES RACING TOWARDS TOP OF SPEEDING FINES

Two North Coast centres have gained accolades many wouldn't hope for. Nabiac and Coffs Harbour have been named in the top 10 spots in New South Wales for speeding ...
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TWO DIE IN FIERY TRUCK CRASH NEAR GLOUCESTER

Police say it may be some time until they determine the cause of a double fatal truck accident near Gloucester this morning. The crash occurred on the Thunderbolts Way- a notoriously windy stretch of road ...
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REPAIRS FOR CRUMBLING OCEAN DRIVE

Repairs will soon start on a deteriorating stretch of Ocean Drive at Lake Cathie. But residents aren't completely satisfied.. saying Council's been promising to rebuild the road for a decade ...
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FIRE DESTROY CAR IN COFFS HARBOUR

A young Coffs Harbour woman had a scare this morning when her Citroen sedan burst into flames in the carpark of the Jetty Village Shopping Centre. New South Wales Fire and Rescue personnel were quick on ...
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WHOLE LOT OF BULL AT GRAFTON

It's been a soft start to the bull selling season on the north coast. There was quality galore at today's droughtmaster sale in Grafton, but buyers were thin on the ground and prices below expectations ...
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FORSTER MAN HAS HIS BACKYARD BLITZED AS AN ACT OF KINDNESS

A Forster man couldn't believe his luck when he received an incredible gift of kindness from strangers. The Korean War veteran was chuffed to just be recognised - but he's even happier with his new ...
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ART EXPRESS AT GRAFTON REGIONAL GALLERY

The travelling art exhibition, Art Express, which is made up of works by year-12 students, is drawing big crowds to the Grafton Regional Gallery. School groups from across the north of the state are travelling ...
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