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PORT MACQUARIE HOSTS SECOND ANTIQUES AND COLLECTABLES FAIR

Collectors and antique buffs have spent the weekend wandering through Westport High School, looking for the perfect piece of history to add to their collection. It’s the second year Port Macquarie has hosted the Antiques and Collectables Fair. Organisers were impressed with the overall turnout. “Normally we carry about 40-50 vendors, we’re doing star casino on the Gold Coast in January so it will be packed. This one is a very small one, Wyong had about 40 vendors there and 1,500 people through” (AUDIO IN PARTS)  

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MAJOR HOUSE FIRE IN WINGHAM

Two work mates and their neighbours have watched on in disbelief as a raging inferno took hold of a Mid North Coast home overnight. Emergency services were quick to arrive, but could do little more than stop the fire from spreading to nearby properties in Wingham.  

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COFFS HARBOUR CITY COUNCIL VOTES FOR SEPARATE NORTH COAST JOINT ORGANISATION

A North Coast joint organisation comprising Nambucca Shire, Clarence Valley and Coffs Harbour has been given the tick of approval by all three councils. Coffs Harbour City Council last night voting to lobby for a separate Joint Organisation to the proposed MIDROC J-O that includes Port Macquarie. General Manager Steve McGrath says council is adamant the interest is in having Coffs as a regional centre. “We’ve got to make representations to the Deputy Premier and others and try and convince them of the merits of doing something a little different and having another JO on the North Coast of NSW.”

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