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GREENS’ SOLAR PUSH

The Greens have kicked-off their campaign for the seat of Lyne at a solar-powered house near Wauchope. The party says one of its key policies in the forthcoming by-election will be to encourage more homeowners to make the switch, to save money and the environment.

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WHITE WHALE SPOTTED OFF VALLA

A white whale spotted off Valla Beach near Nambucca Heads is thought to be one of the first making the journey south to Antarctica. While some have mistaken the whale for Migaloo, experts believe it’s another white humpback. [display_podcast]

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ACTION AGAINST JETTY DEVELOPMENT

Coffs Harbour’s Jetty Action Group has protested against State Government plans to upgrade the Jetty foreshores. After releasing a plan of management, the Government has pushed ahead with planning calling for expressions of interest from developers. [display_podcast]

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COFFS HARBOUR RACING CARNIVAL

The Coffs Harbour Racing Club says it will ban all under-18s from attending next weeks Coffs Cup meeting in a bid to meet the responsible service of alcohol requirements. The only exception will be young children accompanied by a parent. [display_podcast]

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LYONS ROAD TRAFFIC

Construction of the $245-million Pacific Highway upgrade at Bonville is a step closer to completion with resurfacing work on the southbound Lyons Road on-ramp set down for next Tuesday. Alternate access to the highway will be via the Sawtell Road interchange. The 10-kilometre section of dual carriageway, which has 19 bridges, also includes a number of over and under passes for wildlife. display_podcast]

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ENROL TO VOTE

And there was a reminder today from the state’s electoral commission that enrolments for voting in the upcoming local government elections close on Monday. Around 150,000 voters across the mid north coast are expected to cast a vote on the 13th of September. [display_podcast]

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NORTH COAST SURF REPORT 1-08-08

NORTH COAST SURF REPORT 1-08-08 The surf is where the carpark is these days, judging by where most local crews are out surfing. I have heard it said when they develop a shopping centre the first priority is to build a carpark, then the shops. Maybe our shopping habits are permeating through to our surfing. Today’s pic’s taken at around 10am at Gallows in Coffs Harbour, show a small group of bodyboarders and surfers tucked into the corner where you could throw a small blanket over the lot. Down the beach a short walk away some dredging righthanders were going unchallenged. Go figure. I was informed an hour earlier the lefthanders in the corner were wedging up consistently and racing across the small bay, similar to the good old days. The swell was a solid 1.5 metres from the east …

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