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MINISTER ANNOUNCES EMERGENCY DREDGING

It might not be the permanent solution the community was looking for, but the announcement of emergency funding for dredging the Ettalong Channel on the Central Coast, is being seen as a step in the right direction. Central Coast Council will also chip in – surveyors will be on site in the next week.  

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FOSTER CARE CRISIS

It’s been revealed close to 30 children are living in motels across the Hunter and Central Coast, due to an overwhelming shortage of foster carers. CatholicCare is desperately working to find loving homes for each child – with one as young as 12 having lived alone for more than a year.

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WINTERY WEEKEND WEATHER

The burst of polar air is clearly visible on the satellite sweeping in across the SE. This has produced the coldest temperatures since last winter. The wind chill will be significant across the weekend. Most of the precipitation will be confined to the SE. The low has swept in across Victoria and now southern NSW. It’s bringing cold wind, snow down to 800m and rain. It will cause temperatures to drop locally tonight. There will be snow on the Barringtons tonight. Elsewhere expect cold, dry, polar winds.

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HOW MINDFULNESS IS HELPING CHILDREN

We’re all guilty of getting caught up in the fast pace of everyday life – but for children, ‘time out’ is especially important. Now a new program being rolled out in Hunter schools is teaching students the skills they need to calm their minds, and the results have astounded teachers.

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MAN DIES FOLLOWING PORT MACQUARIE STABBING

A 30-year-old man has died following a stabbing in Port Macquaire. Emergency services were called to a Beacon Court residence at 12.30 yesterday afternoon to find the man with stab wounds to the chest. He was rushed to Port Macquarie hospital in a critical condition but died just before 6pm. Police are appealing for public assistance to locate 32-year-old Ben Black, last seen on foot in nearby Rushcutter Way.

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