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EMERGENCY LANDING IN TAMWORTH

An aircraft crash was avoided in Tamworth this morning when a pilot showed great skill making an emergency landing. The plane skidded to a halt after its rear undercarriage failed to descend, the pilot then making a hasty exit from the aircraft. FOR MORE VISION OF THE EMERGENCY LANDING CLICK HERE

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BRAVERY MEDAL FOR GRAFTON HERO

A 16-year-old boy who helped rescue a drowning woman from the Clarence River at Grafton earlier this week says he can’t understand all the fuss being made about his brave act. Michael Bethune who suffers from cystic fibrosis has been nominated for a bravery award for helping to save the life of a 70-year-old woman. [display_podcast]

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OFFICER FAREWELLED

One of the far north coast’s most respected police officers was remembered for his fighting spirit in Lismore. Senior Constable Gary Hill lost his long battle with cancer on Sunday, just days after being blessed by the Pope.

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NBN NEWS TILLEGRA DAM SERIES

Now to our fourth instalment in this week’s special series. If Tillegra Dam is approved some of the region’s most productive farm land will go underwater, which in turn will have a major impact on the economy of Dungog. The local shire council is struggling, it wasn’t planning for the dam to be built for another 20 years. The Moore’s fourth generation dairy farm is one of the many prime pieces of agricultural land that could become the floor of Tillegra Dam. Jim’s handed the property over to his son, who milks up to 100 head everyday. “This old homestead was originally an old guesthouse, it’s been a post office, a telephone exchange, a meeting place, it’s very old, yeah.” Back in 2006 NBN News caught up with the Moore’s in the days after the announcement, 18 months on the …

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TRUCK DRIVER DEATH

The Pacific Highway has claimed another life, with a 51-year-old truck driver from the Central Coast killed south of Bulahdelah. The semi-trailer was carrying a heavy load of concrete to be used in upgrading the highway at Johns River near Taree. But about an hour before reaching its destination, the truck ran off the wet road and rolled.

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POLICEMAN TRIBUTE

One of the far north coast’s most respected police officers has been remembered for his fighting spirit in Lismore. Senior Constable Gary Hill lost his long battle with cancer on Sunday, just days after being blessed by the Pope.

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