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EXCLUSION ZONE SET UP AROUND DEAD WHALE

A dead humpback whale has washed up on Big Hill Beach near Crescent Head on the New South Wales Mid North Coast. It is continuing to inflate and has tripled in size in the past 4 hours. An exclusion zone has been set up in case it explodes. Lifeguards have sent drones up to monitor shark activity.

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ILLEGAL CLEARING OF A NATIONAL PARK

Tea Gardens-based logging operation, Australian Pine Products has been accused of alleged illegal clearing in the Myall Lakes National Park. The affected area is approximately 10 kilometeres north of the township, in a section known as the Pines, adjacent to the Myall River. The Member for Myall Lakes says penalties could result in fines of more than $1.6-million and two years imprisonment. Investigations are continuing.  

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POLICE EXPAND BUSHLAND SEARCH FOR WILLIAM TYRRELL

There’s been a new development in the search for William Tyrrell on the Mid North Coast. After receiving information relating to William’s disappearance police have expanded their search area, concentrating on an area of bushland at Cedar Loggers Lane and Batar Creek Road, near Kendall. The bushland is located about 4km away from where William was last seen at his grandmothers house in Kendall.

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MUSIC CONCERT IN TAREE

Taree residents are being invited to take a trip around the world – but not in the way you may think. It’s the theme of the Manning Valley Concert Band’s biggest fundraiser of the year, to be held at St. John’s Church this Sunday. The show will start at 2pm, with money raised going towards new instruments and community workshops. (AUDIO IN PARTS)  

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