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WHAT THE STATE BUDGET MEANS FOR THE NORTH WEST

NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet has handed down the 2018 – 19 budget. Find out what it means for the North West via NBN News reporter Madeline Kulk. BUDGET: A record breaking $259-million will be spent in the Northern Tablelands electorate over the next 12-months, which will also include $10-mill worth of safety upgrades on New England Highway between #Uralla and #Armidale. @nbnnews — madeline kulk (@madeline_s26) June 19, 2018 BUDGET $12.37-million announced to construct a 15km water pipeline from Malpas Dam to #Guyra, which will secure the town's water supply @nbnnews @A_J_Marshall — madeline kulk (@madeline_s26) June 19, 2018 BUDGET: $8.5-million announced for new police station in #Inverell. Old station will be demolished, with new facility built. @nbnnews @A_J_Marshall — madeline kulk (@madeline_s26) June 19, 2018 BUDGET: @Kevinandersonmp says funding has been announced for planning of Banksia Mental Health unit redevelopment …

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POLICE INVESTIGATING DEATH OF PORT STEPHENS WOMAN

Police are working to determine the circumstances which led to the death of a Port Stephens woman in hospital overnight. The 51-year-old was admitted to Newcastle’s John Hunter Hospital with a number of injuries on Friday, before passing away on Monday evening. Officers are investigating whether an incident at her Lemon Tree Passage home on Wednesday is linked to her death.

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PORT MACQUARIE BOUND PLANE STRUCK BY LIGHTNING

A Port Macquarie bound plane has been forced to return to Sydney, after it was struck by lightning this morning. The Qantaslink flight landed at Sydney Airport at around 10:30. It’s believed the plane was near Newcastle when the incident occurred, with around 30 people onboard. No one was injured. More to come. Full Statement – Qantas Spokesperson “Flight QF2164 Sydney to Port Macquarie returned to Sydney shortly after take-off this morning following a suspected lightning strike. “Aircraft are designed to withstand and fly safely when struck by lightning but it is policy that they get inspected at their arrival port after a strike. Port Macquarie does not have the engineering support required for this inspection so the flight returned to Sydney. At no point was the safety of the flight compromised. “Customers have been transferred onto another flight departing …

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THE VOLUNTEERS BEHIND LOCAL SPORT

So many kids play weekend sport through winter. But have you stopped to think about the hours, the effort and the dedication it takes to run your local club? NBN News spent some time with just one of the more than 9,000 volunteers running football clubs in our region, to learn just what it takes.

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WELL TIMED BYE WEEKEND FOR THE KNIGHTS

With Origin being on Sunday night, NRL teams have a bye this weekend – and it’s particularly good timing for the injury-ravaged Knights. They’ve actually got two byes in four weeks, meaning there’s potentially only one more game before the return of Mitchell Pearce. Nathan Brown admits the side’s lack of experienced players at the moment is hurting. “Since we’ve sort of gone through this 6 to 8 week we’ve sort of had a fair few more inexperienced players we’ve had real key parts of the game where we’ve let ourselves down ” RELATED: INJURY DEPLETED KNIGHTS BEATEN BY MELBOURNE Meanwhile, Lachlan Fitzgibbon could miss two weeks after being charged over a crusher tackle.

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