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TWO MEN ARRESTED AFTER CREMATORIUM ASSUALT

Two men have been charged, after they allegedly became aggressive towards officers, during an arrest at a crematorium in Coffs Harbour. Police were called to the Stadium Drive facility, at around 10:40 this morning, following reports a man had been assaulted. It’s alleged as police attempted to arrest the two men, a 28 and a 24-year-old, both became increasingly aggravated with pepper spray needed to detain one of them. Both were taken to Coffs Harbour Police Station and charged with multiple offences.

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CARLY SMITH’S FIRST COURT APPEARANCE OVER OLD BAR FATAL

A woman, charged over a deadly crash at Old Bar earlier this year, has made a brief appearance at Taree Local Court.   Carly Smith is facing a string of charges, including manslaughter, dangerous driving, negligent driving and possession of a prohibited drug. The 40-year-old Taree resident is accused of colliding with another vehicle on Old Bar Road late January…claiming the life of 19-year-old Abbey Stephens. Smith’s case has been adjourned until May. (VISION ONLY)  

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PORT MACQUARIE-HASTINGS COUNCIL AWARDED A R BLUETT MEMORIAL AWARD

There was reason to celebrate for Port Macqaurie-Hastings Council today, after being recognised as the most progressive council in New South Wales.   It’s the first time the council was awarded the prestigious A R Bluett Memorial Award at the Local Government Association Conference.   “It was an absolute honour on behalf of our council, our community to accept the award. I’m very pleased to do that as a the new mayor. The efforts are very much recognised of the previous mayor Peter Besling and the council that served with him. I congratulate them on those efforts.” – Mayor Peta Pinson. The award for 20-17 looks at all aspects of council’s operations, including planning for future growth, upgrades to sporting facilities, parks and walking trails. (AUDIO IN PARTS)  

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PEST ANIMALS IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Land managers on the north coast are being urged to attend a pest animals information day in Coffs Harbour on Wednesday. A new management plan to control pest animals is being put together by the state government. Recently, a number of wild dogs and other animals have wreaked havoc on livestock in the region. Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, says the impact on primary production and the environment is significant. The event will be held at the Coffs Ex-servicemens Club from 11am.

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