FISHING COMP ON THE MID NORTH COAST

Eighty anglers set out on the Manning River this morning, all out for bragging rights for the biggest catch. A national competition has attracted fishers from interstate and across the ditch ...
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HEADSPACE CELEBRATES TEN YEARS IN COFFS HARBOUR

Headspace is celebrating 10 years supporting the Coffs Harbour community through the Park Lane Festival. The event is well underway featuring a line up of entertainment, all in a bid to keep mental health on ...
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CHANTING FOR THE FORESTS

Protestors marched on the office of Coalition MP Leslie Williams today, concerned she's not doing enough to protect the environment. The group of 50 even attempting to present her with a trophy ...
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CONSTRUCTION TO BEGIN ON ABORIGINAL CULTURAL CENTRE AT COFFS HARBOUR BASE HOSPITAL

While planning continues for the major upgrade to Coffs Harbour Base Hospital, three smaller projects are about to begin construction. Upgrades to both the Intensive Care Unit and Transit Unit, to increase bed capacity, will begin ...
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SECURITY CONTRACT BOOSTS TRADES IN THE CLARENCE VALLEY

There's no lack of employment opportunities for security technicians in the Clarence Valley. Grafton's McGrath Electrical and Data set to employ 90 new trainees after winning a contract at the Clarence Valley Correctional Centre ...
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MID NORTH COAST’S ANNUAL ORCHID SHOW

Chatham's Mal Myers has proved he has one of the mid north coast's greenest thumbs, taking out grand champion at the Manning's annual Winter Orchid Show. This stunning slipper orchid helped add another trophy to ...
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THE NEXT STEP FOR TAREE POLICE STATION

Taree's new police station is a step closer to reality with an approximate start date now set for the build. Work will commence in the next three months, following the re-announcement of nearly $11-million of ...
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PLASTIC FREE JULY, A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION

The Director of the National Marine Science Centre has hailed the world wide plastic free July campaign as a positive step in the right direction. Although he fully supports the idea of reducing plastic bags ...
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$57 MILLION FOR PORT MACQUARIE’S ANNUAL BUDGET

Port Macquarie-Hastings Council will spend almost $60-million over the next financial year on key infrastructure projects. One of the items set to receive some desperate TLC is the town's leaking swimming pool ...
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COMMUNITY REMEMBERS HIDDEN HISTORY THROUGH ART

As Refugee Week is recognised around the country, the Coffs Harbour community is remembering a piece of hidden history through art. An exhibition of mixed-media wall hangings, by Frances Larder, presents the stories of the ...
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REHABILITATION FACILITY INCREASES SERVICES ON THE COFFS COAST

As the need for alcohol and drug rehabilitation services increases throughout Australia, a Mid North Coast facility hopes to keep up with the demand. Adele House has secured $10.6-million to build a 40-bed facility near ...
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POUNDING THE PAVEMENT FOR AN AUTO-IMMUNE DISEASE

520-kilometres is a long way to drive, let alone walk. But for a Campbelltown family it's their second time walking the distance for someone special who lives with a rare disease. www.gofundme.com/500ksteps ...
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LAWRENCE RECEIVES LIFESAVING EQUIPMENT

It's the precious seconds that count when a heart attack strikes. With that in mind, a life saving defibrillator has been installed right in the heart of a little mid north coast town ...
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PORT MACQUARIE’S LIGHTHOUSE BEACH GETS THE SEAL OF APPROVAL

Port Macquarie attracts tens of thousands of tourists every year but today it had a visitor of a different kind. A fur seal blending in with rocks at Lighthouse Beach while soaking up the sun ...
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MID NORTH COAST’S TOP COPS RECOGNISED AT AWARDS CEREMONY

They dedicate their lives to protecting others, and today Mid North Coast police were recognised for their service in a special ceremony. More than 30-medals and awards were presented to officers for their commitment, bravery ...
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PASSENGERS LEFT SHAKEN AFTER PLANE STRUCK BY LIGHTNING

Passengers on a Qantas flight to Port Macquarie have been shaken by a lightning strike, which forced the plane to turn back to Sydney. The bolt struck near the Central Coast with the pilot telling ...
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NAIDOC WEEK AT TAREE HIGH

Women within indigenous communities are being celebrated this NAIDOC Week. Taree High students are preparing for a special performance later this week, centred around the contribution of strong female figures ...
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APPROVAL FOR A NEW ALLIED HEALTH FACILITY IN LAKE CATHIE

After months of planning, a state-of-the-art medical facility at Lake Cathie has been given the green light from Port Macquarie-Hastings Council. The $1.5 million centre will offer physiotherapy and rehabilitation options ...
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BUDGET GIVE MID NORTH COAST HEALTH SECTOR A HUGE BOOST

The health sector was the main beneficiary of today's budget on the Mid North Coast. $38 million was allocated towards the expansion of Coffs Harbour Hospital, while our roads also received a fair share of ...
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ULMARRA COMMUNITY CHAMPIONS FOR ACTION AFTER ANOTHER B-DOUBLE CRASH

An Ulmarra family has had the fright of their lives, when a B-Double truck slammed through their fence last night. It's the third time it's happened to the family, and the community is championing for ...
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CHILDREN TAKE ON UNIVERSITY ON THE MID NORTH COAST

For most children, University isn't even on their radar just yet. But in a first for Taree, the Children's University of Newcastle hosted a day of extra curricular learning today - to help kids prepare ...
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PORT MACQUARIE BOUND PLANE STRUCK BY LIGHTNING

A Port Macquarie bound plane has been forced to return to Sydney, after it was struck by lightning this morning. The Qantaslink flight landed at Sydney Airport at around 10:30. It's believed the plane was ...
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MELINDA PAVEY SAYS BUDGET WILL DELIVER FOR NORTH COAST

The Member for Oxley, Melinda Pavey, says tomorrow's state budget is set to deliver for the north coast with major spending on education and infrastructure projects. She says the decision to scrap TAFE fees for ...
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PORT MACQUARIE HOSTS SECOND ANTIQUES AND COLLECTABLES FAIR

Collectors and antique buffs have spent the weekend wandering through Westport High School, looking for the perfect piece of history to add to their collection. It's the second year Port Macquarie has hosted the Antiques ...
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BILLABONG ZOO CELEBRATES WORLD CROC DAY

Today is World Croc Day, and a star attraction in Port Macquarie was out to inform the public about the misunderstood creature. Deemed to be a rogue crocodile in the Northern Territory, Shrek was relocated ...
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RECORD CROWDS FOR COFFS CARAVAN EXPO

A perfect winter's day has seen a record crowd turn out for Coffs Harbour's Caravan and Camping Expo. Thousands of people all keen to see the latest offerings for lovers of the outdoors ...
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MAJOR HOUSE FIRE IN WINGHAM

Two work mates and their neighbours have watched on in disbelief as a raging inferno took hold of a Mid North Coast home overnight. Emergency services were quick to arrive, but could do little more ...
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COFFS SNAPPERS ROLL UP THEIR SLEEVES

The Coffs Harbour Snappers have rolled up their sleeves in memory of Grafton's Holly Butcher. Now, they're bringing the rugby union community with them - using today's match to put out a call for blood ...
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$33-MILLION FUNDING CUT TO SOUTHERN CROSS UNIVERSITY

Universities across Australia are coming to terms with the reality of a $2-billion federal funding cut. Southern Cross University says despite a $33-million reduction, it's actively working to limit the impact on students ...
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COFFS HARBOUR CITY COUNCIL VOTES FOR SEPARATE NORTH COAST JOINT ORGANISATION

A North Coast joint organisation comprising Nambucca Shire, Clarence Valley and Coffs Harbour has been given the tick of approval by all three councils. Coffs Harbour City Council last night voting to lobby for a ...
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