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SAW MILL EMERGENCY

A traffic, rail and air exclusion zone was put in place near Dungog today, after the contents of a saw mill caught alight and threatened to explode. The fire was the second in six days at Boral Timber’s Maxwells Creek plant.

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VOTERS READY TO HAVE THEIR SAY

After months of campaigning, prospective councillors will soon see if their hard work has paid off when people head to the polls. Elections will be held for positions on both Gosford and Wyong councils, with a record number of candidates vying for a spot.

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DELLA BOSCA VISITS CENTRAL COAST

Newly appointed Health Minister John Della Bosca, says extra funding is not what’s needed to fix the ailing health system. With the state facing a billion dollar drop in revenue, Mr Della Bosca insisted the current expenditure for health is enough – but the money needs to be better spent.

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RUBBISH USED TO POWER HOMES

Two “green” electricity generators commissioned on the Central Coast can provide energy to 2,500 households. The power plants extract methane from decomposing rubbish at the Woy Woy and Kincumber tips, and convert it into clean energy.

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