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MACQUARIE TAKE ON THE PIRATES IN GRAND FINAL DECIDER

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Macquarie and the Port Panther Pirates will lock horns this weekend for the Hastings River Cricket grand final decider. The winning side will go up against defending premiers, Wauchope RSL. Read More »

HUMAN INTERVENTION INVOLVED IN WILLIAM TYRELL’S DISAPPEARANCE

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More than five months after William Tyrell went missing, detectives have confirmed that human intervention was involved in the three-year-old’s disappearance. William was last seen at his grandmother’s Kendall home on the Mid North Coast on September 12 last year. Police now believe he did not wander off. “It’s not a situation of a little boy lost, we don’t think William has wandered off on his own accord…We’re saying that there’s human intervention,” said Detective Inspector Gary Jubelin. Strike Force Rossann has been investigating his disappearance, which compromises officers from the Homicide Squad, local police and the Sex Crimes Squad. The team¬†wants to speak to everyone who was within a kilometre radius of the home between 10am and 11am on the day. We’ll bring you more information and pictures in tonight’s NBN News at 6. Read More »

EASIER ACCESS TO WATERWAYS FOR BOATIES

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Boaties across the Mid North Coast will soon have easier access to waterways. The State Government has granted $1.24-million to upgrade 13 pontoons and boat ramps in the the Nambucca, Kempsey and Port Macquarie-Hastings regions. Included in the funding, a new pontoon at Macksville and Rocks Ferry Reserve in Wauchope. It’s part of the New South Wales Boating Now program, which aims to make recreational boating activities safer. (NO AUDIO) Read More »

MAN CHARGED OVER ASSAULT OF TEENAGER

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A 22-year-old man has been charged with indecent assault and the attempted sexual assault of a teenager on the mid north coast. Strike Force Mediata was formed after two 16-year-old girls and a 15-year-old girl were allegedly sexually assaulted at an address in Woolgoolga on February 5. Police say the man befriended the girls on social media. “Our inquiries have identified contact being made with girls via Facebook and we do believe there was some alcohol involved prior to the committing of these offences,” said Detective Inspector Darren Jameson. “Any young people who feel they are being inappropriately spoken to on social media should contact police,” he said. Police have identified another two men involved who have since left the country, and have also charged a 24-year-old man with being an accessory after the fact. Read More »

CHILDREN APPROACHED AT COFFS HARBOUR

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Police are appealing for information after two boys were approached at Coffs Harbour. The 10 year olds were standing with their pushbikes out the front of a school on Robin Street late yesterday, when they were approached by a man in a van. Police say the driver spoke to them from inside the vehicle and asked them to come over. He’s described as being Caucasian in appearance, in his late 40s, with a slim build and long grey beard. The van is believed to be an older model Toyota, with yello registration plates and a faded sticker on one side. Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers. Read More »

MEASLES CASE ON THE MID NORTH COAST

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The North Coast Public Health Unit has been notified of a case of measles on the mid north coast. The young man recently returned to the area from overseas, where it’s believed he contracted the disease. Public Health Director, Paul Corben, says measles are highly infectious to people who are not fully immunised. “Vaccination with measles-mumps-rubella vaccine is the only way to prevent infection. Two doses of the MMR vaccine are recommended for children, with the first at 12 months and the second at 18 months of age,” he said. Measles is spread through coughing an sneezing, with symptoms such as a fever, tiredness and a cough appearing before a red rash. Anyone with symptoms is urged to contact their GP before arriving for an appointment. Read More »

THE BLUES TO RETURN TO COFFS HARBOUR

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In a coup for Coffs Harbour, the New South Wales rugby league team will return to the region to train ahead of this year’s State of Origin games. The Blues will stay in Coffs Harbour in the lead up to all three matches, including game two in Melbourne, as they aim for back-to-back series titles. The change in training location last year is credited with helping the Blues break an eight-year series losing streak. The state government has also announced it will offset some of the cost of the team’s travel, accomodation and training expenses, but wouldn’t say how much. The matches will be played on May 27, June 17 and July 8. Read More »

POLICE APPEAL FOR WITNESSES TO WAUCHOPE INCIDENT

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Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after an alleged murder in Wauchope late last year. At around 7am on November 21, a blue sedan caught alight on the Oxley Highway. It’s believed the male driver had been stabbed earlier in the morning by a 38-year-old woman. Anyone who witnessed the car leaving the roadway, passed by the incident, or stopped to assist the man are urged to come forward. (NO AUDIO) Read More »

AUSTRALIA DAY ON THE MID NORTH COAST

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On the Mid North Coast, whether they were born and bred or officially becoming an Australia citizen today, thousands found reason to celebrate. Read More »

MID NORTH COAST COUPLE SPEAKS AFTER HOME SEARCHED

A mid north coast couple, whose home was searched by forensic police in relation to the investigation of William Tyrell, has denied any involvement in the three-year-old’s disappearance. Bill and Margaret Spedding have spoken exclusively to the Nine Network, after their Bonny Hills property was raided earlier this week. “It has been very difficult. I wish to thank our family, our friends for the overwhelming support we have received from them both at this time,” said Mr Spedding. Officers also raided a unit on the corner of Bold and Seymour Streets at Laurieton, used by the couple as a business.. A mattress, computer equipment and three cars are among items being forensically examined. Mr and Mrs Spedding have been questioned by police and were released without charge. See the interview in NBN News tonight at six. Read More »

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