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NEW PORTABLE WARNING SIGN TO HELP PROTECT KOALAS FROM DRIVERS

In an effort to curb the number of koalas killed in Port Stephens, a mobile warning sign has been purchased, urging drivers to slow down. It’s part of an initiative by Newcastle Airport, and local rescue group, Port Stephens Koalas. “We’ve lost 30 koalas in 2016 and 2017 on Port Stephens roads and this sign will really be deployed in a last ditch attempt to save the lives of more koalas,” Ron Land from Port Stephens Koalas says. The sign will be parked in areas with an active koala population, including Williamtown and Nelson Bay. (VISION WITH AUDIO IN PARTS)

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TORONTO SWIM CENTRE SET TO CLOSE FOR MAJOR RENOVATIONS

Toronto Swim Centre will close its doors for the next 12 months, as it undergoes a multi-million dollar upgrade. Lake Macquarie Council is spending more than $6-million renovating the facility. It will include a new hydrotherapy pool, family changerooms, lift access and a kiosk. Water filtration systems will also be replaced and all pools retiled. The centre will be out of action from July 7. (VISION ONLY)

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MAN DIES AFTER BEING HIT BY UTE AT STOCKTON

A 54-year-old man is dead after being hit by a ute at Stockton. Emergency services were called to the scene shortly after six o’clock last night. It’s believed the victim was crossing Fullerton Street, when he was hit by the southbound vehicle. Police say the 29-year-old driver of the ute returned a negative breath test at the scene. He was taken to John Hunter Hospital for mandatory testing. (VISION ONLY)

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