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SUNNYFIELD TO EXPAND

The Central Coast’s Sunnyfield Disability Services is increasing its Charmhaven hub’s capacity. The community hub, which provides daytime activities to people with an intellectual disability, opened a new wing for additional programs today. (AUDIO IN PARTS) Read More »

STATE GOVERNMENT TO IMPROVE WATERWAYS

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As the State election looms, funding is rolling into the Central Coast Today it was Central Coast boaties benefiting from an improved maritime infrastructure scheme. Read More »

MAN’S BODY FOUND AFTER HOUSE FIRE

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The body of a 69-year-old man has been been uncovered in a unit¬†following a fire in Manuka Parade at Gorokan yesterday afternoon. The man’s body was found inside, after Fire and Rescue New South Wales extinguished the blaze. Investigators believe a lit cigarette could have sparked the fire. Read More »

CIGARETTE AT CENTRE OF FIRE DEATH INVESTIGATION

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Police are investigating whether a lit cigarette caused a fire that claimed the life of a man on the Central Coast. Fire crews were called to a unit in Manuka Parade at Gorokan yesterday afternoon. After extinguishing the flames, they found the body of a 69-year-old man inside. A report is being prepared for the Coroner. Read More »

BERRY SCARE COULD BOOST AUSTRALIAN PRODUCE

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Farmers on the Central Coast say the recent frozen berries scare could lead to Australian products becoming more popular. It follows calls for an overhaul of food labelling, after several cases of Hepatitis A were linked to the imported fruit. Read More »

NBN SPECIAL: 30 YEARS OF SURFEST

The crowd at the first Surfest in 1985.

It’s been 30 years since Newcastle launched its now famous surfing contest, Surfest. Back in 1985, top prizemoney made it the richest event of its kind in the world, and tonight we take a look at how it all began. Read More »

WEATHER: MARCIA, MARCIA, MARCIA!

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Cyclone Marcia is closing in on the Queensland coast tonight, and is expected to cross between Rockhampton and Mackay. There is an associated trough stretching south and this is expected to cause all the problems for south east Queensland and north east New South Wales. The rain will start to increase across these regions from tonight and the next two days will see heavy down pours increase to the point where flooding is likely. Winds are continuing to build and so the swell combining with the biggest tides of the year to date. Coastal inundation and erosion is also expected. Along that trough another low is expected to form in the Tasman which will generate increased swell over the weekend. Read More »

JEWELRY STORE TARGETS HUMAN TRAFFICKING

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A Central Coast charity is raising awareness of human trafficking, through a jewellery store. Monica Miller from Destiny Rescue, says all pieces have been handmade by women rescued from sexual exploitation. The not for profit organisation funds the rescue and rehabilitation of girls from brothels in Thailand, Laos and Cambodia. (AUDIO IN PARTS) Read More »

PAIR TO FACE COURT FOLLOWING SIX MONTH INVESTIGATION

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Two men have been charged with drug offences, following a six-month investigation on the Central Coast. A 53-year-old Davistown man is facing supply and possession, charges after police allegedly found cannabis and crystal methyl-amphetamine during a property search. A 51-year-old man was charged with drug possession. The pair will face court in the coming weeks. Read More »

NBN NEWS SPECIAL: A LOOK BACK AT 30 YEARS OF SURFEST

The crowd at the first Surfest in 1985.

Tonight in a special NBN News feature, we take a look back at Surfest and how, the now famous competition, got started 30 years ago. We chat with the event’s founding fathers, as well as highlight NBN Television’s role in securing sponsorship. You also won’t want to miss some classic surfing clips from over the years. Click below to see a small taste of what’s to come at 6pm, with some footage from 1985. Read More »

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