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YOUNG MINDS HAVE THEIR SAY ON NORTH COAST’S FUTURE

Some of the region’s brightest young minds have today shared their visions for its future, at a Southern Cross University youth forum. Year 11 and 12 students from Byron Bay to Grafton spent the day outlining how they think the North Coast should evolve- to representatives from the Baird Government’s Department of Planning. “We could get more local businesses put along the highway.” “We could probably put in more recycling areas.” “Whether we get a train up and running or just have a bypass or bike lane or something.” “They care about whether or not the koalas are being protected, they care about there being enough tourist attractions to help with the economy, all sorts of sophisticated considerations.” Their suggestions will now be considered along with other feedback gathered on the draft North Coast Regional Plan. (AUDIO IN PARTS)

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STUDENTS TAKE PART IN ‘TACKLING VIOLENCE’ PROGRAM

A state government domestic violence program has made its way to students at Hunter Sports High. The ‘Tackling Violence’ workshop, which included lessons both inside and outside the classroom, was led by former NRL player Alan Tongue and the Newcastle Knights’ Clint Newton. It aimed to educate teenagers about the issue and help them recognise the warning signs. “We’re not asking everyone to go on a crusade and try and change the world, all we’re asking is for people to lead by example and take an interest in the society that you live in and be responsible and accountable for your actions,” said Knights player Clint Newton. (AUDIO IN PARTS)

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STUDENTS READY FOR STAR STRUCK 2015

More than 3,500 students from across the Hunter and Central Coast had a final dress rehearsal today ahead of this year’s Star Struck. The 2015 show follows a maze theme. The first of four performances will take place at 10:30 tomorrow morning, at the Newcastle Entertainment Centre. (AUDIO IN PARTS)

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STUDENTS ESCAPE AFTER BUS ALMOST ROLLS DOWN CLIFF

A lucky escape for around a dozen school students, whose bus skidded out of control and slammed into a pole on Terranora’s Scenic Drive this morning. Around eight o’clock, the driver reportedly passed out at the wheel, sending the bus onto the wrong side of the road, with 15 young passengers aboard. “Very lucky. I suppose if the bus hadn’t hit the pole, it would’ve gone over the embankment. There’s a house on the other side of that hill, and it could’ve been a lot worse.” The driver and two students were taken to hospital, but no one was seriously hurt.  

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