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GOANNA BITE HOSPITALISES SEVEN YEAR OLD

A warning tonight to be very wary when approaching goannas in recreational areas, after a seven year old boy required surgery to his foot following a bite from a lace monitor this week in the Kuringai National Park. Reptile keepers are appealing to the public to avoid feeding the carnivorous creatures as they are now known to carry venom.

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TRAIN YOURSELF FOR BACKWARDS TRAVEL

The state opposition claims Hunter and Central Coast rail passengers are in for an uncomfortable ride, due to government penny pinching. Labor says documents, obtained under Freedom of Information, confirm that new intercity trains will be fitted with fixed, not reversible seating… meaning some passengers will make their journey facing backwards. The government says half the seats will face the direction of travel, while seats at either end of the carriage will be configured for families and groups. (“JODIE McKAY, NSW SHADOW TRANSPORT MINISTER TALKING – AUDIO IN PARTS”).

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THE TALE OF THE HOT LOBSTERS

A warning to seafood restaurants on the Central Coast after two Newcastle eateries have allegedly been found in possession of black market lobsters. Department of Primary Industries officers raided the premises in Newcastle and Adamstown, seizing 45 eastern rock lobsters. Many were still alive, and were returned to the sea. It’s illegal to buy or sell lobsters that haven’t been caught and tagged by commercial operators. (Vision Only. No Audio).

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