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A MESSAGE TO KEEP THE NORTH SHORE BEAUTIFUL

Port Macquarie’s North Shore today welcomed two new environmentally friendly seats to both the Hibbard and Settlement Point ferries. Funded by the Environmental Protection Authority the seats are part of an anti-littering campaign. “Well it’s the message that everyone will see when they come to the North Shore whether they’re visitors or part of the community, to remind them what a beautiful place we live in and that we should be protecting our environment for our future kids” – Jacque Dalrymple Each one made from 15,000 soft plastic bags. “So when you take your soft plastics to Coles or Woolies for recycling this is what you could end up with and they should be here for the next 40 years” – Celia Kershaw (AUDIO IN PARTS)

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DRAMATIC RESCUE AT PORT MACQUARIE’S TOWN BEACH

A foreign national is lucky to be alive after getting caught in a rip at Port Macquarie’s Town Beach. The incident unfolded at around 7:30 last Friday night, in front of hundreds of onlookers. Bystander Dave Fox filmed the dramatic rescue, where three brave men entered the water on surfboards and brought the man safely to shore.. The area near the Breakwall is notorious for rips and permanently has a warning for a dangerous current. (VISION ONLY)

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A SERIOUSLY CRASHED CAR WITH NO SIGN OF OCCUPANTS

A mystery greeted officers yesterday when they found a recently-crashed car with nobody inside north of Port Macquarie. It appears the driver has lost control of the vehicle sometime earlier in the day, with it running off Maria River Road and sustaining serious damage. However no sign could be found of any occupants, and it’s presumed no one suffered major injuries. (VISION ONLY)

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MASSIVE GREAT WHITE SHARK CIRCLES BOAT AT PORT MACQUARIE

A group of fishermen off the coast of Port Macquarie got quite a shock this morning, when a four-metre great white shark started circling their boat near Lighthouse Beach. The inquisitive creature hung around the vessel for close to 10 minutes… Even trying to attack the bait bucket, while also leaving teeth marks on the back of the boat. Video: Kobstar Jenner (VISION ONLY)

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MAN CHARGED AFTER USING COUNTERFEIT NOTES IN PORT MACQUARIE

A Mid North Coast man has been charged after counterfeit notes were seized in the region on Wednesday. Police were called to a fast-food shop on Bold Street, Laurieton after it was reported a man had tried to use a counterfeit $50 note. Officers arrested a 36-year-old man nearby, an searched his vehicle. $1600 worth of counterfeit notes were found. The man from Berala was taken to Port Macquarie Police Station where he was charged, and refused bail to appear at Port Macquaire Local court on Thursday. Police are urging local businesses to check all $50 notes received within the past couple of days.

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MAN SHOT DURING PORT MACQUARIE HOME INVASION

A 21-year-old man is recovering in hospital, after he was allegedly shot during a home invasion at Port Macquarie. Police say they attended a home on Chisholm Court on Tuesday morning, following reports three men has forced entry into the house and assaulted the occupants. Upon arrival, they found a man with a wound to his abdomen and head. He was taken to Port Macquarie Hospital, where it was discovered he’d been shot. Officers are also investigating reports of a second home invasion, which occurred just three hours earlier on Moondarra Terrace. No-one was injured. Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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FIRE DESTROYS HOME IN PORT MACQUARIE

It’s been a shocking start to the New Year for a family in Port Macquarie, after their home was destroyed by fire. Emergency services were called to the scene just before nine o’clock last night to find the property well alight. Firefighters say while the main body of the fire was in the kitchen and sun room at the rear of the property, the entire home has been severely damaged. Fortunately no one was home at the time. The cause and origin is under investigation. (VISION ONLY – NO AUDIO)

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