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CHARGES LAID AFTER DRIVER ALLEGEDLY FAILS TO STOP AFTER HITTING CYCLIST

A teenager will face court after an alleged fail-to-stop crash near Taree. Police say the 18-year-old man was driving a Holden Commodore on the Pacific Highway at Coopernook, north of Taree, shortly before 9am yesterday, when he allegedly struck a 72-year-old male cyclist. Police accuse the driver of the Holden of failing to stop and assist. The cyclist was treated at the scene by paramedics before being taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The driver was arrested a short time later and charged with causing bodily harm, and failing to stop and assist after impact cause injury. He will appear in local court next month.

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DOLPHINS THRASH RATZ IN TAREE

Wallamba had a massive win in the Lower Mid North Rugby Union competition, thrashing Gloucester by 90 points. Myall Coast cruised to victory over Old Bar, while Forster-Tuncurry were too strong for Manning River. The Dolphins laid down four tries on their way to a 38-point thrashing in Taree yesterday. They’re currently sitting second on the ladder, with five wins.

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TAREE RELAYS TO SUPPORT CANCER RESEARCH

There’s bound to be some sore feet in Taree tonight, following this year’s Relay for Life. More than 350 people stepped off yesterday morning, walking laps at Club Taree. Together teams have raised around $40,000 for the Cancer Council – some of which will help fund local programs in the Manning Valley. “We’ve got our transport treatment program in Taree, we’ve also got lots of programs like the sunsmart program in schools and childcare centres and Sunsound which is about making sure you’re wearing sunscreen when you’re at the beach,” organiser Katie Mead said.

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TAREE FUN DAY CELEBRATES INCLUSION

There were smiles all round in Taree, as the community flocked to Fotheringham Park for Together Day. There was plenty of music and entertainment for all ages, as well as market stalls and a free barbecue lunch. The event was organised by MidCoast Council, to promote its Ageing and Disability Services. “Also there’s a number of other services here today that are also here to talk about what they do, and how they can help people in our local area,” MidCoast Council Ageing and Disability Services’ Leah McInnes said.

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FUNDING BOOST FOR MANNING HEALTH SERVICES

Vital health services in the Hunter and Manning have received a boost, to the tune of almost $2.8-million. The federal funding aims to improve the treatment of drug and alcohol addictions, as well as Aboriginal mental health. It will be used to commission services, which are culturally appropriate and tailored to the community’s needs. “It will certainly work in, particularly closely with the Aboriginal medical services – both Biripai and Tobwabba – so they’ll be key people that can refer into the service,” the Hunter New England and Central Coast Public Health Network’s Leanne Morton said.  

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