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Samantha Long is a reporter, producer and web producer for NBN News in Newcastle, she's previously worked in Tamworth and on the Central Coast. Samantha completed a Bachelor of Communication from the University of Newcastle in 2015 and joined NBN at the end of 2015.

HUNTER WATER TO BUILD ‘MEDIUM-TERM’ STOCKTON SEAWALL SOLUTION

A temporary solution to part of Stockton’s erosion woes is underway, with Hunter Water building a large sand container seawall. The structure will have 17 sand containers placed along the face of the site. It’s expected to be 100-metres in length once complete. It’s designed to be a medium-term solution, while a long term strategy is developed by Newcastle Council and the State Government. Major storms in January last year revealed an old rubbish dump on land owned by Hunter Water. (VISION ONLY)

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25-YEAR-OLD MAN CHARGED OVER LAKE MACQUARIE FIRE

A 25-year-old man has been accused of lighting a bushfire in the Lake Macquarie suburb of Fassifern. On January 3, fire crews were called to a suspicious blaze in bushland near the railway station. The Financial Crime Squad’s Arson Unit investigated, and officers arrested a man at East Maitland yesterday. Police allege he deliberately lit a fire, with 22 points of ignition. (VISION ONLY)

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HIGHWAY RE-OPENS FOLLOWING TRUCK FIRE AT BULAHDELAH

Traffic has returned to normal on the Pacific Highway at Bulahdelah, following an overnight truck fire. Fire crews were called to the scene just after 8 o’clock on Thursday evening, wherethey found the rig fully alight. An exclusion zone was set up around the area, crews taking several hours to extinguish the flames – proving more difficult for firies due to the high-powered power lines above. Witnesses reported hearing several explosions coming from the burning rig. It’s understood two men were treated at the scene by paramedics.

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RAAF FA-18 HORNETS BOUND FOR CANADA

The RAAF’s FA-18 Hornets are bound for a new home in the northern hemisphere. Defence has confirmed that 25 of the fighter jets will be sold to Canada, as part of a $95-million agreement. The aircraft will bolster the Canadian Air Force’s ranks, and also be used for spare parts and equipment. The first Hornet is expected to make the journey across the Pacific by mid-year. The fighters are being replaced by the F35-A – the first of which arrived in Williamtown last month. (VISION ONLY)

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CAMPERS TO RETURN TO STOCKTON BEACH

Stockton Beach has been a no-go zone for campers since 2012, but that’s about to change. From February 15, a small section of the great sandy strip will be re-opened to holidaymakers… but that’s met with a mixed response. Details on the camping trial: https://worimiconservationlands.com/camping/

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