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MAN ARRESTED OVER MUD CRAB THEFT

Police in Grafton have appealed for information from the public following the arrest last night of a 32-year-old Wooloweyah man for allegedly trying to sell stolen mud crabs at a South Grafton hotel. Police say an estimated 20 kilograms of mud crabs were stolen from the home of a licensed fisherman at Wooloweyah, near Yamba, during the early hours of yesterday morning. Most of the crabs, worth around $2,500, are yet to be recovered. The man will appear in the Grafton Court on the 23rd of February.

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COUNCILS QUESTION NSW WATER MINISTER

A New South Wales Government proposal that would see dozens of councils share responsibility for water and sewerage services, has met with a mixed reaction. State Minister for Water, Phillip Costa, has met with northern New South Wales council representatives in Inverell – many of them fearing the new model will increase costs and cut jobs.

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MILESTONE FOR NEW TOWN

It’s been on the drawing board for years, but now the new town of Sovereign Hills is taking shape near Port Macquarie. A milestone has been reached, with the switching on of traffic lights and the opening of the main street. Residential development is expected to follow by the end of the year.

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