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‘FOOD AND FRIENDSHIP’ VOLUNTEERS BUSY FILLING HAMPERS

A Lake Macquarie community outreach group is going the extra mile to make sure people who are doing it tough this Christmas don’t go without. Volunteers at Food and Friendship, a low cost supermarket run by the Warners Bay Baptist Church, were busy filling close to 200 hampers for some of their regulars on Tuesday, the rest headed to other support agencies. Organisers say they’ve noticed increased need from middle income families due to employment and mortgage stress. (AUDIO IN PARTS)

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MAN FOUND FACE DOWN AND PARTIALLY SUBMERGED IN LAKE MACQUARIE CREEK

A man’s been taken to hospital in a critical condition, after he was found lying face down and partially submerged in a creek at Lake Macquarie. Emergency services including five ambulance crews were called to Kahibah Road at Kahibah just after midday on Saturday, after a passer-by noticed the man not moving at the bottom of an embankment. It’s understood the man, who had been riding a motorbike, may have been in the gully since Friday night. He was taken to Newcastle’s John Hunter Hospital suffering chest and abdominal injuries. (VISION ONLY)

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SURFING PRO JUNIOR EVENT COMES TO LAKE MACQUARIE

Lake Macquarie is set to host a major surfing event early next year. Today it was announced the JQS-1000 Surfest pro junior will move from Newcastle to Redhead Beach, with almost 100 boardriders from around the world expected to take part. Local teenager Connor Lee has been given a wildcard. The two-day event gets underway on February 9. (audio in parts)

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CRASH CAUSES TRAFFIC CHAOS AT CHARLESTOWN

There were significant delays at Charlestown this morning, after a car rolled on the Pacific Highway. The accident happened near the intersection of Smart Street at around 9:30 this morning. Northbound traffic was diverted away from the scene, while southbound traffic was unaffected. Got photos or video of the incident? Send it in via our Facebook page or email news@nbntv.com.au

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MAN ARRESTED FOLLOWING POLICE PURSUIT AT LAKE MACQUARIE

Polair and the Dog Squad were called in to arrest a man, during an overnight police pursuit at Lake Macquarie. Officers spotted a stolen Nissan Navara on Bowman Street at Swansea at around 7:30 on Friday evening. It was again spotted on Flowers Drive at Catherine Hill Bay a short time later. A pursuit was started along the Pacific Highway – the vehicle eventually leaving the road and becoming bogged in bushland at Doyalson. Police say the driver, a 33-year-old man, attempted to run from the scene before being arrested. He was charged with a string of offences including driving whilst disqualified, and is due to face Newcastle Local Court later today.

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