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KITE SURFER FOUND SAFE AT HOME AFTER SEARCH

Reports of a missing kite surfer at Blue Bay last night prompted a quick response from emergency services. After a member of the public called in around 6pm, a rescue helicopter, water police and volunteers from Surf Lifesaving Central Coast embarked on a search – even sending out flares. It was later discovered only the kite had gone missing – its owner was thankfully, safe at home. (no audio)

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MAGPIES CELEBRATE 11-POINT WIN OVER THE BOMBERS

In the Black Diamond AFL, the Wyong Lakes Magpies are still celebrating their dramatic 11-point comeback victory over the Killarney-Vale Bombers. The boys in black-and-white battled through player injuries and bizarre weather conditions yesterday to claim their third home win of the season. Club President Simon Wood says they’re quickly becoming the team to beat. Wyong-Lakes now sit sixth on the BDAFL ladder, facing Singleton next in Round 7 at Rose Point Park. (audio in parts)

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A MOTHER’S DAY CELEBRATION AT THE REPTILE PARK

One mother at the Australian Reptile Park is celebrating her special day with four new furry arrivals…Adina, the dingo, welcomed a new litter this week. Keepers set up cameras in her enclosure to monitor the birth, capturing early bonding moments between mum and pups. The babies will be completely dependent on her for the next few weeks. (no audio)

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SIGNIFICANT DELAYS AFTER M1 CRASH

TRAFFIC ALERT: Southbound traffic is heavy on the M1 at Wyong, after a two car smash near Alison Road earlier this afternoon. One of two southbound lanes was closed following the crash, which occurred around 3:30 this afternoon. Both lanes have since reopened, however motorists are advised to expect significant delays.

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FOUR NEW ARRIVALS AT AUSTRALIAN REPTILE PARK

One mother at the Australian Reptile Park is celebrating her special day with four new furry arrivals. Adina, the dingo, welcomed a new litter this week. Keepers set up cameras in her enclosure to monitor the birth, capturing early bonding moments between mum and pups. The babies will be completely dependent on her for the next few weeks.

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12 PEOPLE CHARGED IN MASS DRUG RAIDS

A dozen people have been charged with more than 200 offences in mass drug raids on the Central Coast. Police executed seven search warrants at homes early yesterday morning in Watanobbi, Wyong, Tumbi Umbi and Long Jetty. It’s alleged drugs, knives, knuckledusters and mobile phones were seized. Eight men and four women were arrested. Eight were refused bail and fronted court today, while the others will appear in court next week. Police established Strike Force Mahratta last November to investigate the supply of methylamphetamines in the region. (No audio)

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