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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR NORTH COAST

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The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the Northern Rivers and Mid North Coast. The storm is likely to produce heavy rainfall, which may lead to flash flooding, over the next several hours. Areas between Lismore and Taree will be affected. Wooli River Caravan Park has already recorded 75-millimetres in the hour to 9am. Read More »

KEMPSEY AIRPORT READY FOR BUSINESS

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A multi-million dollar upgrade to Kempsey Airport’s Business Park is now complete. It’s hoped the new infrastructure will attract more aviation businesses to the region. Read More »

MAN FACES COURT OVER SERVICE STATION ROBBERY

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A man charged over the robbery of a local service station has been refused bail in Taree local court today. Police allege the 32-year-old threatened an attendant at the Victoria Street business on Sunday, demanding cash. Yesterday afternoon, officers arrested the man at a Barton Street home. He will reappear before the court on Monday. Read More »

TOUCH FOOTBALL WORLD CUP UNDERWAY IN COFFS

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More than 2,000 Australian and overseas players have taken part in a colourful opening ceremony today at the Touch Football World Cup in Coffs Harbour. While there were celebrations today, heavy rain is predicted for the rest of the week, but organisers say they’re hoping for the best. Read More »

GLOUCESTER COUNCIL SAYS NO TO AMALGAMATION

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An independent report has painted a concerning picture for the future of Gloucester Council. It comes as council prepares its response to the state government’s suggestion – that it should amalgamate with Great Lakes Council. Read More »

JETTY WORK CONTINUES

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The redevelopment of Jetty Foreshores in Coffs Harbour is continuing, with crews now focusing on upgrading Jordan Esplanade. Depending on the weather, the works on the road are due to be complete within the next two weeks. Coffs Harbour City Council is still waiting on state government approval to continue work on the boat ramp. (AUDIO ONLY)   Read More »

MORE SHEARWATER FLEDGLINGS HANDED IN

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The Australian Wildlife Rescue Association has been inundated with more than 180 Shearwater fledglings. Each year the young birds migrate to South East Asia, however some have been found on the beach suffering from exhaustion. Wires is urging anyone who sees a stranded bird to deliver them to one of the designated drop off points across the region, or contact Wires Mid North Coast directly. (VISION ONLY)   Read More »

DEEP SEA FISHING CLUB TO BE SOLD

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Following the closure of the Deep Sea Fishing Club in Coffs Harbour, administrator Grant Thorton Australia has announced the business will be sold. The club, which celebrated its 50th anniversary last year, had suffered years of financial strain. A spokesperson for the administrator said creditors would be updated on the issue at a meeting on Friday. (VISION ONLY)   Read More »

FLOOD WATCH ISSUED AHEAD OF SECOND EAST COAST LOW

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The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a flood watch for 11 rivers between the Queensland border and Taree. Onshore winds and rain will increase as a trough deepens off the northern New South Wales coast on Thursday and Friday. Another East Coast Low is expected to form within this trough on Saturday near the Queensland border, before moving south to be offshore of the Mid North Coast on Sunday. The Mid North Coast and Northern Rivers will receive the heaviest rain with falls of 150 to 200-millimetres over several days. Friday and Saturday will see the heaviest widespread falls. There is also the possibility of renewed flooding for the Paterson and Williams rivers in the Hunter on Sunday and Monday. Below is a list of areas with a 70 per cent chance of flooding: Tweed River – moderate to major ... Read More »

MUSEUM EXHIBITION RIGHT AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

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Museums on the Mid North Coast are changing the way we engage with our local history. For the first time, an exhibition has been installed online – and it could be the way of the future. To see the exhibition go to: www.oroh.com.au Read More »

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