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POLICE INVESTIGATE FATAL CRASH NEAR TAREE

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A Sydney man has died in a single-vehicle crash south of Taree overnight. The 49-year-old was travelling south along the Pacific Highway at Possum Brush at around 10:30 last night, when his car left the road on a right-hand bend. He careered through a fence and crashed into a tree. Emergency services arrived a short time later, but the man was pronounced dead at the scene. Police believe fatigue may have been a factor in the crash. Read More »

MORE DETAILS REVEALED ABOUT HIGHWAY FATAL

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Police have revealed the two people who were killed while driving along the Pacific Highway at Moorland, north of Taree yesterday, were a Queensland couple who were on their way home to Clontarf, near Brisbane. 54-year-old Sharon Thorogood and 59-year-old Vincent Thorogood died when their car ran off the highway, crashing into the barrier on the side of the road, before flipping and landing on its roof. “We understand they were travelling from Sydney back to Queensland and obviously this area is about four hours into that trip, which is that fatigue zone.” Police say the incident is a tragic reminder to take regular breaks while travelling these holidays. (AUDIO IN PARTS) Read More »

TWO PEOPLE KILLED IN HIGHWAY CRASH

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There’s been a tragic end to 2014, with two people killed in a car crash north of Taree. The man and woman were travelling north along the Pacific Highway at Moorland just before 2pm, when their car left the road, hit a barrier and rolled down an embankment. Police say fatigue may have been a factor in the crash. Motorists have been warned to expect delays, with one northbound lane closed. Read More »

TAREE PREPARES FOR NEW YEARS EVE

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Final preparations are underway for Taree’s New Years Eve celebrations along the Manning River. The foreshore will come alive from 6:30p-m with food stalls, children’s rides and entertainment. A fireworks display will light up the sky at 9-o’clock. “Bring your picnic, and come on down early and get yourself settled with a great sport just to view the fireworks” Local bands, Eleven Eleven, Saw, Jake Davey and Sarah Murphy will perform throughout the night. (AUDIO IN PARTS) Read More »

SHEFFIELD SHIELD CRICKETER NICK LARKIN REFLECTS ON 2014

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Taree cricketer, Nick Larkin, made an impressive debut with New South Wales in the Sheffield Shield this year… opening the batting for his state, and even collecting a Man of the Match award. NBN’s Elizabeth Creasy caught up with the rising star, as he reflects on a stellar year. Read More »

18 YEAR OLD’S LEGS SEVERED AFTER BEING HIT BY A TRAIN

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Police say they expect to lay charges after being attacked while attending a terrible incident on the mid north coast. A young man celebrating his birthday was hit by a train, leaving him with horrific injuries… but when emergency services responded, they were physically and verbally abused. Read More »

CCTV CAMERAS BACK ON THE AGENDA IN TAREE CBD

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A plan to install CCTV cameras around Taree’s city centre is back on the agenda. But the local council says it won’t push ahead without the support from the community. Read More »

BRIDGE REPLACEMENT A STEP CLOSER

Plans to replace two of Taree shire’s worst bridges have taken the next step, with council awarding the tender to complete the projects. Delaney Civil will demolish and replace the Dyres Crossing Bridge, west of Nabiac and Dickensons Creek Bridge, 12-kilometres north of Taree. Both timber bridges have been in poor condition for years. The $3-million project is expected to be complete by July next year. (VISION ONLY) Read More »

MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN AGGRAVATED ROBBERY

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A man has undergone surgery at John Hunter Hospital, after suffering a fractured jaw and cuts to his face during an aggravated robbery at Taree. At around 1am this morning, two men asked for a lift from a 32-year-old Taiwanese man. During the trip, the men told him to stop the car near railway tracks, where they stole his wallet and ran from the scene. The driver tried to chase the men, but was struck in the face with a beer bottle. He managed to drive himself to Taree Police Station, where paramedics were called. The men are described as being Caucasian in appearance and aged in their 20s. One has a large build with blonde hair and the other is shorter with dark hair. Read More »

TAREE GIRL AWARDED BY AMBULANCE NSW

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PHOTO: Sha-Kayla with her mum Tanya and little sister La’Kasha. A young girl from Taree has been commended by the Ambulance Service of New South Wales, for assisting her mother during a medical episode. 10-year-old Sha-Kayla Mudford remained on the phone to emergency services on September 24, while her father provided assistance to her mum, Tanya, who was having a diabetic seizure. The Ambulance Service says Sha-Kayla was able to provide important first-aid information, including updates on her mother’s condition and details about her medical history. Today she was awarded the Star Award, which recognised her ability to remain calm in a stressful situation. Sha-Kayla’s little sister, La’Kasha, was also commended with a special teddy. Read More »

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