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JODI’S NEW JOB

Jodi McKay’s appointment as Minister for both the Hunter and Tourism has been widely welcomed in her home town. Business and tourism leaders say her promotion will benefit the area, and they’re expecting big things from the Member for Newcastle.

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BHP BACKED INTO A CORNER

Caroona landholders put BHP Billiton on the spot at a community information day, demanding answers about future coal-mining on the Liverpool Plains. The heat was on the mining giant to disclose information about water testing, and to commit to an independent catchment-wide study.

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POLICE ASSAULTED, GRAND FINAL DAY BRAWL

A female police officer was knocked unconscious after being kicked in the head during a crowd brawl at a rugby league match on the Mid North Coast. Appalled by the act, police have used footage of the incident to try and identify the attacker, today charging a 21-year-old man with the assault. [display_podcast]

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WILD WEATHER

Wet and wild weather is continuing to lash the Hunter, but the State Emergency Service says not to panic. Over the past 24 hours it’s been called to 170 jobs, but the service says rain and wind are causing minor problems rather than disasters.

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