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NATS HEADED FOR VICTORY IN LISMORE

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The Nationals have drawn ahead of the Greens in the race for the seat of Lismore. Incumbent National, Thomas George, is leading Greens’ candidate Adam Guise by around 1500 votes after preferences. More than 82 per cent of votes have been counted. But the good news ends there for the Nationals, who have had a swing of more than 22 per cent against them. Read More »

TEEN P-PLATER KILLED IN HEAD-ON

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A 17-year-old woman has died after the car she was driving slammed into a garbage truck at Port Macquarie. The P-plater was driving along Hasting River Drive when she veered into the path of the garbage truck. A two-year-old in the car was taken to Port Macquarie Base Hospital in a stable condition. The dead teenager was not the mother of the child. The driver of the garbage truck was not injured. Read More »

APPEAL TO FIND CENTRAL COAST WOMAN AND HER CHILDREN

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Police hold concerns for the welfare of a Central Coast woman and her eight children, who’ve been missing since last week. 39-year-old Rachel Pawsey from Niagara Park was last seen on Friday boarding a train at Wyong with her children, aged between two and 14. Police say some of her children require medicine and they only have a limited supply with them. It’s believed Rachel may have headed towards Queensland. Anyone with information is urged to contact Gosford Police. Read More »

WOMAN DIES AFTER HEAD-ON WITH GARBAGE TRUCK

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A woman has died after a car and truck collided head on at Port Macquarie. A child was also taken to hospital with minor injuries after the collision on Hastings River Drive. The woman is believed to have died at the scene, while the truck driver wasn’t injured. Both lanes of the road are closed. Read More »

POLICE INVESTIGATE BOY’S DEATH

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Police are investigating the death of a 12-year-old boy who was struck by a ute at Port Stephens yesterday. The boy got off a school bus on Marsh Road, Bobs Farm about 4pm. He was struck as he crossed the road by 19-year-old man driving a utility. The boy died on the way to hospital. The driver was taken to hospital for mandatory blood and urine testing. Read More »

BOOTCAMP WITH A TWIST

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They walked 1,200 kilometres for the Starlight Foundation, now The Block’s Maxine and Karstan are limbering up for another physical challenge, this time to help children with autism. The couple will be among hundreds expected to work out at Newcastle’s biggest bootcamp, raising money and awareness of the condition that affects one in 100 people. Read More »

NEWCASTLE COIN SHOP ROBBED AND SET ON FIRE

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A Newcastle coin dealer’s shop has been hit by thieves, then set alight. The smash and grab happened in the early hours of this morning, with several thousand dollars worth of collectable coin sets and silver bullion stolen from a window display. When thieves couldn’t get beyond a security grille, they set fire to the shopfront, causing smoke damage to stock. The owner expects his Hunter Street business to be closed for several weeks. Read More »

PLANNING ASSESSMENT COMMISSION HEARS OPINIONS ON TRINITY POINT MARINA

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An over-development making a mockery of planning procedures – or a much-needed project for Lake Macquarie. They’re the opposing views presented to a NSW Planning Assessment Commission public hearing today, over the $388-million Trinity Point marina. Read More »

SURFERS AWARDED BRAVERY MEDALS FOR TRYING TO SAVE A MATE ATTACKED BY SHARK

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Three Port Macquarie surfers who tried to save their mate after he was fatally attacked by a shark are being recognised for their courage. Lindsy Isaac-Davies, Shayden Schrader and Kurt Gillan will receive Bravery Award’s from the Governor General, for their actions in 2013. Read More »

WOMAN CHARGED FOLLOWING CLIMATE CHANGE PROTEST

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A woman has been charged after allegedly locking herself onto railway tracks at Sandgate, near Newcastle, in a bid to halt coal trains leaving the port. Police arrived at the railway line near Mangrove Street at about 7am, where it’s alleged Annette Schneider, a farmer from Monaro, was protesting. At about 10 o’clock, police say they removed the woman from the tracks, after she refused to leave. She’s been charged with cause obstruction to railway locomotive and go onto or remain on running lines. Ms Schneider has been granted conditional bail, to appear at Newcastle Local Court on April 16. Read More »

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