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LATE-NIGHT BUS SERVICE

A late-night bus service is about to begin again in Port Macquarie in an effort to make the town’s central business district safer. The Night Rider service aims to clear people out of potential hotspots before trouble begins.

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ISLAND CLEAN UP

The nation’s official clean-up day is still months away but the National Parks and Wildlife Service couldn’t wait that long to tackle a local problem area at Port Macquarie. Assisted by a team of volunteers, rangers undertook a major clean-up operation at Pelican Island.

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COASTAL PATROL WELCOMES MARINE MERGER

Last week’s announcement that the state’s three marine rescue services would merge has been welcomed by at least one mid north coast service. While they’re sorry to lose their name, Forster-Tuncurry Coastal Patrol is looking forward to better support from the New South Wales government.

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EXCAVATOR MAN TO FACE COURT

A 40-year-old Bowraville man is due in Macksville Court next month to face charges relating to benefiting from the proceeds of crime. Police from Macksville and Nambucca Heads raided a Bowraville property yesterday and seized a 14-tonne excavator allegedly stolen in Sydney in March. Police say they also recovered a Mitsubishi utility stolen in Nambucca Heads in August as well as other earth moving equipment.

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FISH POOLS FOR ORARA RIVER

A fishway inserted in the Orara River has created access for fish species to more than 60 kilometres of upstream habitat which was previously blocked by a river crossing. A series of rock pools have been created at Skewes Crossing which allows Australian Bass and the endangered Eastern Freshwater Cod to migrate upstream. The fishway mimics natural stream conditions allowing fish to gradually swim over the barrier. Two-thirds of coastal fish species undertake large-scale migrations associated with breeding and feeding.

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POLICE SEEK PUBLIC ASSISTANCE

Almost six months after a deliberately lit fire destroyed a restaurant and cafe in Coffs Harbour’s Jetty strip, police have appealed to the public for information. The blaze caused hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage to the two businesses which are yet to reopen.

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