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COMMUNITY GROUPS RECEIVE FUNDING

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Sporting, recreational and community facilities in Port Macquarie will be upgraded,¬†thanks to a $400,000 state government grant. 37 local organisations will share in the money, including the Port Macquarie Sailing Club and Meals on Wheels. The funding is part of the Community Building Partnership program. (NO AUDIO) Read More »

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 »

TASTINGS ON HASTINGS THEME ANNOUNCED

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It’s one of the biggest events on the Mid North Coast’s calendar, and now the theme for this year’s Tastings on Hastings food and wine festival has been unveiled. “Fire, Water, Harvest” aims to celebrate the region’s best produce, by exciting all the senses through creative place making activities. Organisers say this year’s event might include a Friday night food market and master classes. More than 17,000 foodies attended the Port Macquarie festival last year, which brought in an estimated $1-million to the local economy.   (NO AUDIO) Read More »

UPGRADE TO SPORTS STADIUM REMAINS STALLED

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Whether it’s for futsal, basketball or badminton – the Port Macquarie Sports Stadium gets a work out every week. But the multi-million dollar upgrade to the facility remains stalled, as funding agreements continue to be debated. Read More »

NSW STATE CUP CANCELLED DUE TO WET WEATHER

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The world’s largest junior touch football tournament came to a disappointing end in Port Macquarie on Sunday morning, with organisers forced to cancel the event due to unsafe conditions. However the New South Wales Touch Association says the decision won’t impact on the town’s future hosting rights. Read More »

AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN PORT MACQUARIE

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Finding affordable housing in Port Macquarie could be about to get a lot easier. A joint initiative between Regional Development Australia, Port Macquarie-Hastings Council and Charles Sturt University, encouraging local residents to invest in granny flats was today announced. Professor Ross Chambers says council will waive the usual establishment fees, making for a sound investment for rate payers, and an attractive housing option for students. “The university has a special interest in this because we really need accommodation for our students and that model of accommodation is one that a lot of our students really like”. It’s estimated the region will need 900 more beds in the next decade to accommodate the growing student population. (AUDIO IN PARTS) Read More »

LOCAL TEAMS PREPARE FOR JUNIOR STATE CUP

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The world’s largest junior touch football competition will return to Port Macquarie this Friday. Among the record-number of competitors, will be nine local teams hoping to make the most of their home ground advantage. Read More »

HUNDREDS “COME TOGETHER” FOR BEATLES FESTIVAL

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The nostalgia continued in Port Macquarie on Sunday for the annual Beatles Festival. From classic tunes, to vintage cars and rock and roll dancing, record crowds were kept entertained. Read More »

QUEEN OF THE NORTH ATTRACTS HIGH PROFILE RUNNERS

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The $50,000 Queen of the North has attracted top Hunter trainer Kris Lees. He’s entering five-year-old mare, Gold Epona, while local hopeful Reorganise is also in the running, after a successful start to her career. Read More »

BEATLES MANIA TO ROCK PORT MACQUARIE

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Beatles-mania will rock Port Macquarie this weekend, for the third annual Beatles Festival. From tribute bands and rock and roll dancing to a classic car show – it all revolves around one of the world’s most iconic bands. Event organiser Jannette Hyde, says the four-day event is growing every year. “We’re thinking that down the track it might become like the Parkes music festival or the Tamworth music festival but it’s going to take 20 years to build on that” The entertainment gets underway tonight, with trivia and karaoke at the Wauchope RSL. (AUDIO IN PARTS) Read More »

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