THE PUBLIC HAVE THEIR OPINION ON BARRINGTON COAST

New tourism branding for a region on the Mid North Coast is creating a lot of discussion - and division. Locals don't like it - and even the council is split down the middle ...
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AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR DISCUSSES MID NORTH COAST HEALTH INITIATIVES

2010 Australian of the Year Patrick McGorry has praised Coffs Harbour's Headspace Centre, for its work with young people. In Bonville for a meeting to discuss local health initiatives, Professor McGorry quoted an alarming statistic ...
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CAPARRA BUSHFIRE

Returning to the Caparra bush fire now - properties in the area are no longer at risk with the fire sitting at 'advice level.' But as strong winds continue many residents are still feeling uneasy ...
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HOGBIN DRIVE CAR ACCIDENT

A 37-year-old man has suffered serious injuries in a car accident in Coffs Harbour early this morning. This ute was travelling north on Hogbin Drive, when the driver lost control, crashing into a tree. Emergency ...
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PORT MACQUARIE HASTINGS COUNCIL WILL ADDRESS FLYING FOX PROBLEM

Port Macquarie residents living near Kooloonbung Creek addressed council last night over a long term flying fox problem. Their voices didn't fall on deaf ears with council saying it will take further steps to manage ...
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FOUR FIREFIGHTERS HOSPITALISED AFTER TANKER ROLLOVER

Four firefighters have been injured after their tanker rolled while they were battling a blaze on the mid north coast. Crews were working to contain a grass fire at Caparra near Taree last night when ...
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MAN CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTING TO PROCURE A CHILD NEAR KEMPSEY

A man has been charged with attempting to procure a child on a train on the state's mid-north coast. Around 10pm yesterday, an 11-year-old boy was travelling between Taree and Kempsey when he was allegedly ...
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TAREE MOTHER’S DEATH NOW UNDER INVESTIGATION

A doctor has been suspended, and four children are without a mother, following the death of a Taree woman. Police are now investigating - the 38-year-old never woke up after having an injection at a ...
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FIVE NEW GUIDE DOGS GRADUATE IN PORT MACQUARIE

Guide dogs have been changing the lives of vision-impaired Australians for more than 60 years. Today, five new pups were presented with their first harnesses at a ceremony in Port Macquarie ...
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BUSH FIRE DANGER PERIOD BROUGHT FORWARD FOR COFFS HARBOUR AND BELLINGEN

The bushfire danger period has been brought forward for Coffs Harbour, Bellingen, Kempsey and Nambucca to this Friday. It was initially supposed to begin on September 1, but ongoing dry conditions and below average rainfall ...
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B-DOUBLE DRIVER FACES DRUG SUPPLY CHARGES FOLLOWING CRASH

11 bags allegedly containing the drug ice and an ice pipe, have been seized from the cab of a truck that crashed near Grafton. The B-Double driver who's facing drug supply charges, failed a roadside ...
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A NEW DEVICE TO HELP PEOPLE WITH MACULAR DEGENERATION

We often take for granted our ability to read books, text messages or even road signs, but for many suffering from macular degeneration, it's a daily struggle. Today, Hastings residents were introduced to innovations in ...
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ALLEGED DRUG DRIVER CRASHES B-DOUBLE NEAR GRAFTON

The driver of a B-double truck that crashed on the outskirts of Grafton overnight has been charged with drug driving. Around 8pm, emergency services were called to the Summerland Way at Carrs Creek, after the ...
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INVESTIGATION INTO MOTHER’S DEATH IN TAREE

A mother of four has died after being treated at a private medical clinic in Taree on the mid-north coast of New South Wales. It's understood she lost consciousness, after being given an injection during ...
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MOLOTOV COCKTAIL THROWN IN ALLEGED FEUD

A Park Beach man says he's had enough of what he's described as targeted harassment. In the latest incident, 59-year-old Warren Anderson was woken by banging on his door - only to be told his ...
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CIRCUS OZ VISITS TAREE

Aspiring gymnasts have been given a rare opportunity to learn from the best at workshops in Taree. A pair of Circus Oz performers have come to town, to show them how it's done ...
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GLOUCESTER GROUNDSWELL STILL FIGHTING AGAINST ROCKY HILL MINE

Community group, Gloucester Groundswell has taken its fight against the Rocky Hill coal mine to court. The Land and Environment Court will conduct a merit review of the proposal, after two development applications were previously ...
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CCTV IMAGES RELEASED IN ROBBERY INVESTIGATION

Police have released a number of CCTV images from two armed robberies on the Mid North Coast, in the hope of tracking down those involved. The first of the two happened at Wauchope on May ...
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PROPOSED UPGRADES TO OCEAN DRIVE UP FOR DISCUSSION

It's been talked about for more than two decades, but the upgrade of Ocean Drive is now a step closer to reality. Port Macquarie Hastings Council is asking Lake Cathie residents to have a say ...
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IRISHMAN DOES HIS BIT FOR AUSTRALIAN FARMERS

A young Irishman with a big heart is doing his bit for drought-affected Australians. Harrison Badger is walking from Coffs Harbour to the Gold Coast, raising money for those in crisis ...
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NAMBUCCA VALLEY YOUTHIE GIVES TWO HOOTS

An organisation tackling high rates of youth unemployment is fighting to keep its doors open. It's hoped a new crowdfunding program can help the Nambucca Valley Youthie continue and expand its vital work ...
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INQUIRY CONTINUES INTO GYNAECOLOGIST DOCTOR EMIL GAYED

Mid north coast residents have another six week weeks to make submissions to an inquiry into doctor Emil Gayed. Dozens of women from across the state have so far lodged complaints regarding treatment by the ...
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SKILLS SHORTAGE ON THE MID NORTH COAST IN FIVE KEY INDUSTRIES

Over the next three years, it's predicted there will be five industries employing people on the Mid North Coast But with a skill shortages in key areas including manufacturing and construction, will there be the ...
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POTENTIAL AANUKA BEACH RESORT UPGRADE CONCERNS DIGGERS BEACH COMMUNITY

A potential $20-million expansion of Coffs Harbour's Aanuka Resort has local residents extremely concerned. It's feared the proposed four-storey building would create major traffic, enviornmental and noise issues ...
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POTENTIAL ASBESTOS AT LAKE CATHIE

Lake Cathie residents are being advised to avoid an area on the southern side of the lake's entrance, due to the discovery of building materials which could contain asbestos. The area, near the corner of ...
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ORANGE SKY LAUNDRY – A VITAL SERVICE FOR MANY IN NEED

A conversation can change a life - that's what volunteers have found while working for Orange Sky Laundry. The service provides homeless people with an opportunity to clean their clothes and reach out for support ...
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ABANDONED HOUSE FIRE IN FORSTER

An abandoned house in Forster has gone up in flames. At around 6:20 this morning a call was made to the gutted house which is believed to contain asbestos but thankfully, no one was injured ...
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FUTURE OF THE BUNKER CARTOON GALLERY REMAINS IN THE BALANCE

The future of Australia's only dedicated cartoon gallery remains in the balance. Chair Paul McKeon says a decision by Coffs Harbour City Council may see the gallery miss out on a once in a life ...
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TWO MEN INJURED IN TWO CAR ROLLOVER AT COOLONGOLOOK

An elderly man has been flown to hospital following a two-car crash on the Mid North Coast. Emergency services were called to the Pacific Highway at Coolongolook, south of Taree, at around 7:30 this morning, ...
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COFFS HARBOUR ICON DECORATED TO MARK WESTPAC LIFE SAVER RESCUE HELICOPTER APPEAL

It stands out to begin with - but today Coffs Harbour's Big Banana was even more noticeable than usual. The highway icon was decorated with a special ribbon to mark an annual appeal, for the ...
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