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HOONS DAMAGE TUFFINS LANE

Port Macquarie’s Tuffins Lane will remain closed to sporting groups this weekend, following a senseless act of vandalism. Hoons recently tore through the fields in a car, ripping up the muddy surface. Maintenance workers aren’t expecting to repair the damage until next week, because the ground is still too wet for machinery. The fields are used regularly by junior soccer teams.

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DOLPHINS BACK IN ACTION AFTER FORTNIGHT OFF

In State League basketball, Port Macquarie is hoping to bounce back from four-straight losses, when it hosts Hornsby Ku-ring-gai this weekend. The Dolphins are sitting 18th in the competition with only six rounds left – meaning they’re no chance of making the finals. Their Sydney opponents are below them on the ladder, with only one win this season. The game starts at midday on Sunday.

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POLICE ALLEGEDLY DISCOVER DRUGS AND CASH IN PROPERTY SEARCH

Cannabis, methlyamphetamine, and a sum of cash have been seized in a property search on the mid-north coast. Around 10am yesterday, police executed a search warrant at a home in Port Macquarie. Police allege they found a sophisticated hydroponic setup, housing 15 cannabis plants, as well as dry cannabis. An amount of methlyamphetamine, a small amount of cash, mobile phones and drug paraphernalia were also allegedly seized. A 36-year-old man was charged with a range of offences, including cultivate prohibited plant, supply prohibited drug, resist police, dealing in the proceeds of crime, and goods in custody. A 22-year-old woman, who was also home at the time of the warrant, is expected to be charged with possess prohibited drug.

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ROAD WORK CAUSING DELAYS

Roadworks are causing delays on one of Port Macquarie’s main arterial roads. $1.6 million is being spent upgrading Gordon Street, between Lake Road and Horton Street, to improve safety and pedestrian access. More than 21,000 vehicles travel along the 250-metre stretch every day. The work is expected to be finished by September, and motorists are advised to avoid the area if possible.

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THIEVES TARGETING TRADIES’ TOOLS

A warning tonight for tradies to lock up their vehicles, following a spate of tool thefts in the Port Macquarie region. Over the last month, thieves have been breaking into utes and trucks, parked overnight in residential areas, mainly around Ocean Drive near Lake Cathie. “Secure those vehicles in a garage if at all possible, and where it’s not possible – if they’re being left at depots – to park under lights, make sure that the tools are locked up and out of sight if possible,” Mid North Coast Crime Manager Kim Fehon said. The thieves have also targeted building sites – with car batteries, and even an excavator, stolen.

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