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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COFFS HARBOUR CITY COUNCIL MOVES FORWARD WITH $75 MILLION CULTURAL PRECINCT

Arts and literacy on the Coffs Coast are said to be the beneficiaries of a new $75 million civic precinct. Coffs Harbour City Council last night voting to move forward with the development ...
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FORSTER’S MAIN BEACH PLANS

The winds of change are blowing through Forster's beachfront. Council spending today getting feedback on the latest plans to improve the area - although some locals aren't sure it'll be for the better ...
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AUSTRALIA’S LARGEST BLUEBERRY CO-OP WELCOMES NEW CEO

The Coffs Coast is home to Australia's largest blueberry co-op which has doubled it's production in the last three years. Now Oz Group has welcomed a new C-E-O to continue the expansion ...
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50-YEAR-OLD KING CREEK MAN KILLED ON MORNING BIKE RIDE

A King Creek man has died after being hit by a semi-trailer on the Oxley Highway this morning. The cyclist sustained critical head injuries while the truck driver has undergone mandatory testing ...
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WAUCHOPE BIKE RIDER KILLED NEAR PORT MACQUARIE

A 50-year-old King Creek cyclist has died, during his morning ride near Port Macquarie. The incident occurred around 6am, when the man was riding his push-bike northbound on the Oxley Highway. A semi-trailer, being driven ...
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KENDALL COMMUNITY WELCOMES NEW SEARCH FOR WILLIAM TYRRELL

The new search for missing boy William Tyrrell has been warmly welcomed by the community of Kendall. Residents say they're hoping it could bring long-awaited closure for the town ...
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NEW PLAYGROUND FOR HARRINGTON

Kids in Harrington will soon have a playground to have fun at with their parents. Mid Coast Council and The Harrington Lions Club unveiled the plans today for the Gordon Smith Reserve. A shady spot ...
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FISHING CO-OPS RENT EXTENDED FOR TWO YEARS

A mid north coast fishing co-op has welcomed the state government's decision to extend its rate relief. The co-op is one of a dozen across the state who'll benefit from the initiative, following controversial industry ...
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CLOUD REEF SCULPTURE ADDS FINAL TOUCH TO COFFS HARBOUR JETTY FORESHORE

"Cloud Reef" might sound like an exotic new surfing destination. But in reality it's the name of the final major sculpture to be installed at the Coffs Harbour Jetty Foreshore ...
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49-YEAR-OLD WOMAN AIRLIFTED TO HOSPITAL AFTER SINGLE VEHICLE CRASH

A 49-year-old woman remains in a critical condition after a single vehicle accident in South Grafton this morning. The woman was travelling along Rushforth Road when her car hit a power pole just after 8:30am ...
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STEVE CANSDELL ANNOUNCES CANDIDACY FOR THE SHOOTERS FISHERS AND FARMERS PARTY

A former New South Wales Nationals MP, with a tarnished reputation, has announced his re-entry into politics. Steve Cansdell resigned in 2011 over allegations of a false statutory declaration - and has now announced his ...
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CLARENCE VALLEY COUNCIL VOTES FOR JOINT ORGANISATION

Clarence Valley Council has voted to support the formation of a Joint Organisation, with Nambucca Shire Council and Coffs Harbour City Council. Today, councillors voted unanimously to support a written request to the State Government, ...
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COUTTS CROSSING HISTORY MAKES HEADLINES

More than 150 years after the mass murder of an Aborginal community in the Clarence Valley, the story is making headlines. The Coutts Crossing community is looking to potentially change the village's name, in a ...
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PROPERTY CRIME IN TAREE

The long weekend also saw a spike in break and enter offences in the Taree area. Police believe a number of groups were involved in the alleged incidents, with cash and bikes just some of ...
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SAWTELL’S TENNIS FUTURE LOOKING BRIGHT

The Sawtell Tennis Club has moved a step closer to becoming a state-of-the-art facility. A new set of LED lights will illuminate the clay courts like never before, allowing tournaments to be played under lights ...
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CARAVAN REGO DUE TO DROP ON MID NORTH COAST

Traveling for the grey nomads has just become cheaper with registration costs for vehicles being reduced later this year. The decrease of 40 per cent could save families with caravans weighing up to 4.5 tonnes...an ...
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FEDERAL FUNDING FOR DRUG ACTION TEAMS TO COMBAT ICE EPIDEMIC

Local Drug Action Teams will receive $10,000 in federal funding in a bid to combat the ice epidemic across rural New South Wales. Towns on the Mid North Coast, including Nambucca and Kempsey will benefit ...
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A FATALITY-FREE LONG WEEKEND ON THE MID NORTH COAST

 Police have praised the behaviour of Mid North Coast drivers, with a fatality-free long weekend. Close to 290 infringements were issued during Operation Safety Alert which began on Friday and finished last night. "We've also ...
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FIVE CHARGED AFTER BRAWL AT CAMDEN HAVEN SHOW

Five people have been charged after allegedly being involved in a brawl at the Camden Haven Show. Police say the incident took place just before 6pm on October 15 last year. It's alleged the brawl ...
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POLICE CHARGE LEARNER MOTORCYCLIST IN TAREE

A learner motorcyclist whose licence is disqualified until 20-68 has been charged with two offences. The 50-year-old man was stopped by police in Taree just before 8:30 last night as part of a random breath-test ...
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A HUMPBACK WHALE STUNS TOURISTS OFF PORT MACQUARIE

A cheeky adolescent humpback grabbed national attention when it put on a show for Port Macquarie whale watchers over the weekend. A bumper season making the North Coast a hot spot for those keen to ...
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BOWRAVILLE MAN HONOURED WITH OAM

On the north coast there were a number of locals who featured on the Queens Birthday Honours list. Among them, Bowraville man and Vietnam Veteran, Jim Cameron, who received an OAM for his services to ...
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