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POLICE CALL FOR MORE SAFETY IN COURT

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An increase in court room violence across the state has the Police Association calling for extra protection for officers. Police are prohibited to carry firearms, tasers or defensive spray in court, and the association says it’s putting lives at risk. Read More »

MAN ATTEMPTS TO SET FIRE TO FUEL BOWSERS IN WAUCHOPE

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Police are appealing for information after a man attempted to set fire to several fuel bowsers in Wauchope on Monday night. About midnight the man attempted to start a blaze at the High Street service station. Police believe he was intoxicated at the time. The man was wearing a striped shirt, and is believed to be aged in his 50’s. Read More »

24HR REFUGE CALLS RENEWED IN FORSTER

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Calls for a 24 hour refuge for domestic violence victims in Forster have re-ignited. While victims currently have access to two new transitional homes – members from the Forster Neighbourhood Centre say more needs to be done. Read More »

WEATHER: SUN, SUN AND MORE SUN

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We are in for a beaming week of sunshine. Today has been very warm and it will be even warmer in northern New South Wales and south east Queensland tomorrow. As we move through the week, the only difference will be a drop in temperature. Cool to cold, dry south westerly winds will be with us for some time including this weekend as the sunshine rolls on. Some very nice surfing conditions are on the way as well. Read More »

MILLION DOLLAR REPAIR BILL FOR THE NAMBUCCA VALLEY

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While the flood water from the weekend’s downpour has subsided, now comes the big clean. Nambucca Shire Council is seeking disaster relief funding to help pay for the damage bill.   Read More »

COFFS POLITICIAN SEEKS REVIEW OF SPEED LIMITS

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Politicians rarely call for higher speed limits on our roads but the Federal Member for Cowper has done just that…. Luke Hartsuyker says the change in speed limit from 80 to 60 kilometres an hour on service roads on Coffs Harbour’s north side is completely unrealistic. He’s receiving complaints that police often use the traffic radar on the roads involved. “Many people are saying this is a very safe section of road, police resources are perhaps better allocated in other areas where the roads are more dangerous,” said Mr Hartsuyker. He says he’ll be raising the speed limit issue with his state counterpart Andrew Fraser. (PART AUDIO ONLY) Read More »

BELLINGEN SHIRE SEEKS FUNDING AFTER FLOODING

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Bellingen Shire Council is seeking disaster relief funds after flooding over the weekend caused widespread damage. The repair bill for roads and bridges is expected to be more than $1million. Kalang Road was the worst hit with wash-outs and landslips in several locations. “Our budget simply will not cover the million plus dollars that will be required to get these roads back to a reasonable condition,” said Bellingen Mayor Mark Troy. Kalang Road remains open to traffic but drivers are being urged to take care and travel slowly. (PART AUDIO ONLY) Read More »

SURFER FIGHTS OFF SHARK ATTACK

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Surfers haven’t been afraid to hit the water at the Mid North Coast beach where just yesterday a man fought off a shark. The 47-year-old managed to paddle himself to shore at Saltwater Beach, near Taree, before emergency services arrived. Read More »

WEATHER: SUNSHINE ON THE WAY

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There’ll be a foggy start tomorrow for most, before a warm, sunny day unfolds with north west to north east winds. Through the week, expect plenty of sunshine with cooler, drier, south westerly winds. This will give the coast a chance to dry out, while the drought rages on Inland. It will be a good week for surfers with fun waves to be had. Read More »

VINNIES LAUNCH WINTER APPEAL

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As the weather starts to cool down, we all look to snuggle up in that warm blanket or jumper – but some struggle to afford those basic items. Saint Vincent De Paul has launched its annual winter appeal, calling for us to lend a helping hand to those less fortunate.   Read More »

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