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CIRCUS TROUPE HIT TAREE

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Keen youngsters got tips from a travelling troupe of acrobats in Taree today.. honing their skills as part of Youth Week. Read More »

A FITTING TRIBUTE TO THE MANNING’S DIGGERS

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Work on Taree’s War Memorial has finished, one week out from ANZAC Day. Organisers are expecting thousands from the Manning Valley to attended services there next Saturday. Read More »

WEATHER: RAIN ON THE WAY

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We’ve had a very warm week, ahead of a rain band that has already delivered record-breaking falls across parts of South Australia. Some locations have recorded their best April rain in 100 years of records. The cloud cover associated with this system could be seen in Newcastle and the Hunter today. Tomorrow it will spread further north and rain will start to fall Saturday night, before moving across the NBN broadcast region during Sunday. On Monday, an east coast low is expected to form and it could be a nasty one. East coast lows are at their most dangerous when they retrogress or move in a westerly direction back towards the coast once formed. The longer they sit on the coast the more damage they can do, especially if all its energy is released over one area, something that happens if ... Read More »

NEW PROGRAM RECOGNISES SMALL BUSINESS

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Small businesses in the Forster area will be given more support after Great Lakes Council became the latest to join up to a new initiative. The small business friendly councils program sets a number of benchmarks local government must achieve to improve the conditions for the sector – cutting red tape and promoting greater collaboration among the key focuses. The initiative is a first in Australia. (NO AUDIO) Read More »

END OF AN ERA FOR SAWTELL

The old copper wire telephone network is coming to an end for residents of Sawtell. From today, 4400 homes will have their old lines disconnected as part of the transition to the National Broadband Network. Telstra says people who haven’t switched will still be able to call Triple-Zero or their provider for twenty days. It is encouraging community members to check in on loved ones and elderly neighbours to make sure they are fully prepared for the disconnection of copper services. (Audio Only)   Read More »

FIRST STEPS COUNT MOVES FORWARD

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A one stop shop for family support services in Taree has taken a leap forward after it was given the tick of approval from council. But it’s still a long road ahead for the First Steps Count organisation as they lobby for funding to start building. Read More »

KIDS DEDICATE HOLIDAYS TO MUM

This mother’s day is going to be very special for some lucky Coffs Coast mums. Their kids are spending part of the holidays at the Coffs Harbour Regional Museum making cosmetic gifts – using everyday household ingredients. Education officer Shirley Johnston Learner says the workshop is a lovely way to create something very personal and truly unique – and best of all, it’s educational. The kids agree. “Today I’m making lip-balm and this is an essential oil like a perfume and this one is vanilla flavoured.” The workshop was over subscribed with 26 children taking part. (AUDIO IN PARTS)   Read More »

WILLIAM’S PARENTS BREAK THEIR SILENCE

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The parents of three-year-old William Tyrrell have spoken publicly for the first time since his disappearance, making an emotional appeal for his return. William vanished seven months ago from his grandmother’s home at Kendall on the mid north coast. Legal restrictions have prevented his parents from speaking until now, and their identities are not revealed in the video. His mother has begged for her son to be returned. “Just give him back…take him to a church, take him to a police station, take him to school. Give him to someone, give him back,” she said. Meanwhile police have also revealed that one line of inquiry relates to people they expect are involved in a paedophile ring. Read More »

PORT MACQUARIE BEACHES AMONG BEST IN THE WORLD

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A travel website has named Port Macquarie as one of the best beach destinations in the world. It came in as number four on the list, and was the only Australian location to make the list. Read More »

FUNDING BOOST FOR ELDERLY SUPPORT SERVICES

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Elderly residents in the Taree will now have a better chance at living independently for longer. A scheme has been established that streamlines the process of gaining support services in the home. It’s been made possible through a federal grant of more than $-7 million which will be rolled out in the Manning, Hastings and Gloucester areas this year. (VISION ONLY NO AUDIO) Read More »

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