CUPID’S UNDIE RUN RAISES MONEY FOR CHILDREN’S TUMOR FOUNDATION

Dozens of people stripped down to their underwear in Port Macquarie this morning for the annual "Cupid's Undie Run." The nationwide event shines a light on a rare genetic disorder called Neurofibromatosis which causes tumours ...
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SEARCH CONTINUES FOR MISSING MAN

An intensive air, sea and land search today has failed to find any trace of a man who was swept out to sea off the mid north coast. The 22-year-old man from Brisbane, who was ...
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SWIMMER MISSING NEAR COFFS HARBOUR

A search is underway for a man who went missing while swimming at a beach on the state's North Coast. Emergency services responded to reports of a 22-year-old man becoming stuck in a rip and ...
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PROPERTIES NORTH OF COFFS HARBOUR ONE STEP CLOSER TO BEING RE-ZONED

Farming properties north of Coffs Harbour are one step closer to being re-zoned. Residents of Sapphire have been fighting to subdivide their properties for almost two decades, and now council is pushing for the move ...
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OPERATION SAFETY FIRST HITS THE WATER THIS WEEKEND

Operation Safety First has been rolled out on all New South Wales waterways from today. Waterways officers urging those on the water to avoid unnecessary risks ...
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BABY LACHY CROSSLAND BACK IN HIS PARENTS’ ARMS AFTER A HORROR NINE WEEKS

Internationally renowned motivational speaker Michael Crossland had to fight for his life as baby. In a cruel twist of fate, his own son has now had to do the same. Back in Coffs Harbour after ...
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LORD HOWE ISLAND HOSTS SEA SLUG CENSUS

The world's southernmost coral reef will next week host its first Sea Slug Census. Scientists from the National Marine Science Centre will conduct the search at Lord Howe Island to find out if climate change ...
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A NEW EQUAL ACCESS PLAYGROUND IS ON IT’S WAY FOR TAREE

A new equal access playground in Taree's Fotheringham Park is destined to help people both with and without disabilities playing together. As part of the New South Wales Government's Stronger Country Community Fund, almost $240,000 ...
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DRY CONDITIONS FORCING A FIRM HOLD ON WATER USAGE

Dry conditions and little rainfall has forced Mid Coast Water to stop pumping water from the Manning River. It says it's only a matter of time before level three restrictions are required ...
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NEW SMS MESSAGING SERVICE FOR FERRY USERS IN PORT MACQUARIE

 Port Macquarie ferry users will be able to access information by SMS from next month. The system is aimed at providing commuters with fast and accurate information on the go. "For the convience of residents ...
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YEAR 12 STUDENTS GIVEN AN INSIGHT INTO UNIVERSITY LIFE

They're yet to complete the HSC, but year 12 students are already being asked to think about life beyond the classroom. The annual University Roadshow visited Hastings Secondary College today, providing students with information on ...
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MAN ASSAULTED OUTSIDE COFFS HARBOUR PUB

A 27-year-old man is in a serious but stable condition after being assaulted outside a pub in Coffs Harbour's city centre. The man was struck in the head just after 12:30 last night on West ...
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WORKS BEGIN ON OLD BASE HOSPITAL SITE

Preliminary works are underway to transform the site of the Old Base Hospital in Coffs Harbour. The land between Victoria Street and Harbour Drive has sat dormant for more than a decade. Stage one of ...
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BOWRAVILLE BRIDGE CLOSURE SHOCKS TOWN

The community of Bowraville is in shock after learning the bridge at the main entrance to town could be closed for up to three months. Nambucca Shire Council says it's necessary while a new bridge ...
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AS THE HEAT STICKS IN FIRE WARNINGS REMAIN HIGH

Although bush fire season is well underway, Fire and Rescue crews are preparing for the worst. With the warm weather sticking around, residents across the Mid North Coast are being urged to have their fire ...
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DISABILITY ADVOCACY NSW TO CUT SERVICES UNLESS STATE GOVERNMENT CONTINUES FUNDING

Disability Advocacy New South Wales has ramped up its campaign for continued State Government funding. The not-for-profit says if support isn't made available by the end of June- when funding transfers to the NDIS- its ...
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VALENTINE’S DAY IN TAREE

Whether loved or loathed, Valentine's Day has had its presence felt across the Mid North Coast. Florists were run off their feet in Taree today, while others were SWEPT off theirs ...
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PORT MACQUARIE’S FOOD FOR LESS BUILDING DESTINED FOR DEMOLITION

The days are numbered for Port Macquarie's vacant Food for Less building on Short and William streets. Port Macquarie Hastings Council has approved its demolition with owner Woolworths given five years to develop the site ...
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NEW STUDY OF EARLY SETTLEMENT IN THE NORTHERN RIVERS

Cross cultural relations between settlers and indigenous people in the Northern Rivers is currently the subject of a new study. Funded by an Arts New South Wales Fellowship, the study which aims to tell the ...
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WILL BARNABY JOYCE’S FUTURE IMPACT COFFS HARBOUR BYPASS PROGRESS?

Mayor Denise Knight has joined the besieged Deputy Prime Minster in Canberra to discuss the future of the Coffs Harbour bypass. But it remains unclear whether the future of the Nationals' leader will impact on ...
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TRUCK INFERNO CLOSES NAMBUCCA SERVICE CENTRE

A ferocious truck fire early this morning forced the closure of a newly-opened service centre on the mid north coast. The blaze threatened to spread to nearby rigs, at the busy Pacific Highway stop ...
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LEARNING THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF MENTAL ILLNESS

We often think of first aid as a physical emergency but today Port Macquarie Lifeguards were taught how to assist someone living with mental illness. "Being able to know what some of the signs and ...
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COMMEMORATING 10 YEARS SINCE NATIONAL APOLOGY

People gathered in Port Macquarie today, to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the National Apology to the Stolen Generation. A minute's silence was held at the Birpai Local Aboriginal Land Council. Former Aboriginal Woman of ...
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MONSTER TRUCKS WAR ON WHEELS COMES TO COFFS HARBOUR

In an Australian first, monster trucks will do battle in Coffs Harbour this weekend. The War on Wheels is expected to shock spectators with death defying stunts ...
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ROAD NOT RIGHT

Surveyors working on a new cycleway between Nambucca Heads and Macksville have uncovered a flaw in the route of the old Pacific Highway. Sections of the road are actually built on privately owned farm land ...
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THE SEARCH FOR THE MEN RESPONSIBLE FOR AN ARMED ROBBERY CONTINUES.

Police are still on the hunt for three armed men who robbed a club on Beach Street in Tuncurry on Sunday night. The men were armed with a crow bar and screw driver and forced ...
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FIRE DESTROYS SHED IN WAUCHOPE

A shed has been completely destroyed by fire on Cameron Street in Wauchope. Crews were called to the blaze just after seven this morning to find the the shed and nearby fence fully engulfed by ...
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PORT MACQUARIE’S BUNNINGS COULD BE RELOCATING

Port Macquarie's Bunnings store could soon relocate to John Oxley Drive if given the green light from Port Macquarie Hastings council. The move to the site formerly earmarked for Masters would represent an investment of ...
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PROTESTERS BLOCKADE FOREST

Logging operations in the Gladstone State Forest near Bellingen have been disrupted by a protesters who claim critical koala habitat is under threat. However the Forestry Corporation says all measures have been undertaken to protect ...
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THREE WANTED OVER TUNCURRY CLUB ROBBERY

CCTV images have been released by police as they investigate the armed robbery of a Mid North Coast club last night. Police say three men - armed with a crow bar and a screw driver ...
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