CANNABIS SEIZED IN MID NORTH VEHICLE SEARCH

A vehicle search on the mid north coast has resulted in the seizure of cannabis. Police stopped a Honda CRV on the Pacific Highway at Johns River, just after 9 o'clock last night. The 55-year-old ...
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VINTAGE CARS CRUISE INTO TAREE FOR WEEKEND ON WHEELS

Hard wear shoppers in Taree got more than their charity sausage sizzle today. Vintage cars gathered to mark the beginning of Weekend on Wheels, raising much needed funds for the Taree Rescue Squad ...
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LICENSEE SAYS THERE’S MORE TO THE STORY

Two Coffs Harbour hotels have made the state's violent venues list. Both pubs have recorded 12 incidents over the past year, but one of the licensees says the system is flawed ...
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SORRY DAY IN TAREE

The Biripi community gathered in Purfleet for Sorry Day today, sharing stories of loss and hope. A sombre ceremony with personal accounts of the effects the Stolen Generation had - and continues to have - ...
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GOOD NATURED FAMILY THANKED FOR THEIR GENEROSITY

A mid north coast family has been thanked for their generosity to another family, stuck far from home during one of the worst times of their lives. Rob and Kim Redden, along with their son ...
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CALLS FOR PREMIER TO BUY BACK GLOUCESTER MINING LICENSES

Gloucester Groundswell group is calling for Premier Gladys Berejiklian to buy back mining licenses in the region. And while residents say they don't want a coal mine, that doesn't mean they don't have a plan ...
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HIGHWAY WORK COMING ALONG IN LEAPS AND BOUNDS

Work on the 20 kilometre highway bypass between Warrell Creek and Nambucca Heads is progressing well. 70 per cent of the $830 million project is now complete, with the new connection over the Nambucca River ...
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SYDNEY WRITERS FEST COMES TO TAREE

Taree Library will be dialing into the big smoke this weekend as part of the Sydney Writer's Festival. The satellite event means people in regional areas don't miss out due to isolation. "Its a remarkably ...
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MAN FACED COURT OVER ALLEGED MACHETE THREAT

A man in his fifties has pled guilty to threatening a man with a machete in Gloucester. He faced Forster Local Court today ...
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COUNCIL STAFF MAKE FATALITY-FREE PLEDGE

Staff at Kempsey Shire Council today did their bit for road safety, signing a pledge on a giant inflatable car to take care on the road. It comes on the eve of Fatality Free Friday, ...
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CINEMA PLANS MOVE FORWARD

Plans for a $6 million cinema in Kempsey are expected to move forward at tonight's extraordinary council meeting. The four-theatre complex will be built as a third floor extension of Kempsey Central. Council will decide ...
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SQUATTERS SUSPECTED IN DERELICT BUILDING FIRE

It's believed squatters are to blame for a fire, which broke out inside a derelict building in Port Macquarie's CBD this afternoon. Emergency services were called to reports of smoke coming out of the vacant ...
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TEEN TRIO CHARGED WITH BELLINGEN HIGH SCHOOL FIRE

Three girls aged under 15 have been arrested over an arson attack on Bellingen High School earlier this year. The teenagers were all students of the school ...
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TEENAGER CHARGED AFTER ALLEGED HIGHWAY PURSUIT IN STOLEN CAR

A 19-year-old woman will front Forster local court tomorrow, after allegedly leading police on a high-speed pursuit along the Pacific Highway in a stolen car ...
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RURAL LIVING PLAN FOR BONVILLE A DECADE IN THE MAKING

A farming community south of Coffs Harbour is expected to more than double in size following State government approval of the Bonville Rural Residential Plan. Around 480 hectares of land has been rezoned to allow ...
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HANDY RESIDENT MOVING INTO NAMBUCCA

A new $15-million Pacific Highway service centre, currently under construction at Nambucca Heads, is expected to generate more than 100 jobs. It's set to become a major transport hub and is due to open in ...
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TOP MINDS TO DISCUSS KOALA’S FUTURE

It's a national icon, but there's no denying the koala is in trouble. Researchers from all over Australia will gather in Port Macquarie next week, to discuss the marsupial's plight ...
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PINSON UP FOR ANOTHER CRACK

A third candidate has joined the race to become the Port Macquarie-Hastings Mayor. Wauchope businesswoman Peta Pinson, confirming she'll contest the July 29 by-election, after failing to topple Peter Besseling last year. She joins councillors ...
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MAN ARRESTED FOR ALLEGED CHILD GROOMING

A 47-year-old mid north coast man has been granted conditional bail, after allegedly grooming a teenage girl online. He faced court today charged with two counts of using a carriage service to groom persons under ...
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‘PUSH FOR PALLIATIVE CARE’ CALLING FOR MORE REGIONAL SERVICES

End of life conversations are difficult and can make most people uncomfortable. This week marks Palliative Care week, and a Manning Valley advocacy group is raising awareness of the issue, while also calling for more ...
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QUINN READY TO STRIKE

Coffs Harbour rally car driver, Nathan Quinn, is gearing up for round three of the Australian Rally Championship in the nation's capital this weekend. He heads into the race on top of the leader board ...
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BUILDING A CULTURAL BRIDGE BETWEEN INDIA AND AUSTRALIA

The Vice Principal of an Indian school is calling the mid north coast home for the next week, as part of unique education partnership. Nambucca Heads High is one of eight schools taking part in ...
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REAL ESTATE BOOM FOR THE NAMBUCCA VALLEY

The Pacific Highway upgrade on the north coast is providing an economic boost for the Nambucca Valley. House sales are at an all time high with many people from Coffs Harbour moving to Nambucca and ...
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GREY BIKERS ROLL INTO TOWN

Wauchope Showground has transformed into a tent city for the Ulysses Club's Annual General Meeting. Motorcyclists have traveled from all corners of the country for the week-long event ...
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SURFER INJURED AT HUNGRY HEAD

A 44-year-old man is recovering in Coffs Harbour Hospital after he was injured while surfing this morning at Hungry Head. The man's friends, who pulled him unconscious from the surf, say he struck his head ...
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BRUMBY SANCTUARY TRIALS INFERTILITY DRUG

In what is believed to be a world first, the Bellingen and Armidale brumby sanctuaries are trialling a drug which can render wild horses infertile for several years. It's hoped the research will end the ...
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SALVOS TO COME KNOCKING

Be prepared for a knock at your door this weekend - the Salvation Army is staging its biggest fundraising event of the year. However the Port Macquarie branch needs more volunteers to put in a ...
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ON THE ROAD AGAIN – VARIETY BASH FUNDRAISER UNDERWAY

They're colourful, flamboyant and definitely loud - and today 82 cars and their crews set off on an adventure of a lifetime. Travelling from Newcastle to towns like Gilgandra, Yass and Bathurst - the Variety ...
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TASTEBUDS ROCKED AT SLICE OF HAVEN

Thousands of people had their tastebuds tantalised today, at Laurieton's annual gourmet food and wine festival. Hoping to capitalise on the arrival of thousands of Ulysses bikers to the region, this year's event was themed ...
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MILLION PAWS WALK FOR COFFS HARBOUR

More than 1000 people and their dogs flocked to the Coffs Harbour foreshore today for the RSPCA's Million Paws Walk. The annual fundraiser, which drew pooches of all shapes and sizes, will fund the Coffs ...
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