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TEACHERS VOTE TO CONTINUE ACTION

Mid north coast teachers were encouraged to make their plight an election issue, with voters heading to the polls this weekend in the federal seat of Lyne. They’re calling on candidates to support their protest action and push for more funding for schools.

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WHALE TROUBLED BY FISH TRAP

An alert has been put out to all marine vessels along the mid north coast to report any sightings of a humpback whale that got into trouble off Port Macquarie yesterday afternoon. The young animal became entangled in what was believed to be rope from a fishing trap.

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VRE INFECTIONS SPREAD

The North Coast Area Health Service has confirmed that at least two more people have contracted an antibiotic-resistant bacterial infection known as VRE. The latest cases identified at Grafton Hospital include a third person who has had contact with the bacterium, but has not tested positive to the infection. This brings the total number of people in the region currently infected to 11. A further 20 patients considered at risk of carrying the bacteria are now being monitored by medical staff.

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HUMPBACK WHALE TRAPPED

A rescue effort is underway to save a humpback whale caught in what is believed to be a fishing net off Port Macquarie. A whale-watching vessel spotted the distressed animal about two nautical miles off Shelley Beach at about 2.30on Monday. The skipper said the whale was badly entangled in rope and was thrashing about trying to free itself. Port Macquarie Sea Rescue ferried National Parks and Wildlife officers and specialised equipment out to the whale. (******)

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PACIFIC HIGHWAY UPGRADES

Road safety improvements on two busy Pacific Highway intersections north of Coffs Harbour are set to begin this week. Works on the Arrawarra and Mullaway intersections are designed to provide greater separation of northbound and southbound traffic. The road surfaces will be upgraded and wire safety barriers will be installed on the shoulders of the new raised road formation. The $800,000 program is scheduled for completion in mid October.

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RURAL FIRE SEASON WARNING

Land owners on the Mid North Coast have been warned to take care when burning off, ahead of an early start to the bushfire season. The Rural Fire Service has brought forward the danger period this year, following a dry winter and with spring beginning tomorrow, fire permits will be required for hazard reduction burning. Heading into a new growing season, Coffs Harbour banana farmers have already conducted large scale burns off. While New South Wales Forests today completed its hazard reduction burning in local timber plantations. [display_podcast]

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