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    EVENING UPDATE

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GYMNASTICS PROGRAM AIMS TO GET KIDS MOVING

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Gymnastics New South Wales has launched a new health program targeted at developing children’s cognitive skills. ‘Launchpad for kids’ will be implemented in schools across the state. Read More »

“WIN FOR COMMUNITY” AFTER OURIMBAH TRAIN YARD SCRAPPED

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Member for The Entrance, David Mehan, is hailing Transport New South Wales’ decision to abandon its plans for a train-maintenance yard in Ourimbah, as a win for the community. The plans were met with strong opposition from some locals, as the yard would’ve been built close to homes. “That’s the way we want to assess projects on the Coast. Whether they’ll enhance the area, or give us jobs. This one was not going to do either of them, so it’s good to see it moved away.” Transport New South Wales has instead opted to upgrade existing yards in Sydney and the Hunter. Read More »

FIVE CHARGED AS POLICE TARGET FIREARM AND DRUG SYNDICATE

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Five men have been charged following a five-month investigation into illegal firearms and drug supply across the Hunter. Police attached to Strike Force Barsdell executed search warrants in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and Port Stephens, with the most recent carried out yesterday. Officers allegedly siezed 195-grams of amphetamine, 10-kilograms of cannabis, $250,000 cash and seven firearms. As a result five men, aged between 24 and 71, have been charged with a string of offences, to face court in May and June. “We are extremely pleased with this result. Arresting and charging those who engage in the supply of illicit drugs and firearms is a primary priority for our local area command and our investigations into these criminal enterprises will continue,” said Lake Macquarie Superintendant Brett Greentree. Read More »

MIXED RESULTS AT THE LOWERS PRO

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Avoca’s Adrian Buchan has shrugged off a slow-start to the World Surf League season, with a convincing win in his opening heat of the Lowers Pro in California. Currently ranked 29th on the professional tour, Buchan recorded a 9.6 to take the win. There was no such luck for the region’s other surfers, with Matt Wilkinson and Glenn Hall both eliminated in Round 1. Read More »

MARINERS PLAYING ROSTER TO SOON BECOME CLEAR

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The playing roster for the Central Coast Mariners for next season is expected to become much clearer in the coming hours. The club today began finalising negotiations with a number of off-contract players. Read More »

  • WEATHER: SUN, SUN AND MORE SUN

    WEATHER: SUN, SUN AND MORE SUN

    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 »
  • BEHIND THE SCENES WITH A NEWSPAPER CARTOONIST

    BEHIND THE SCENES WITH A NEWSPAPER CARTOONIST

    They hold a mirror to the world… reflecting society’s triumphs, troubles and challenges. The role of the newspaper cartoonist is as relevant as ever and NBN news explores the razor-sharp social commentary of one the finest – veteran Newcastle Herald cartoonist Peter Lewis. Read More »
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