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The State Nationals parliamentary team in Coffs Harbour today, as part of a regional tour of northern New South Wales.

NSW Nats start the campaign on the coast

NSW Nationals MPs are on the road this week to gauge the issues that matter most to local communities, eight months out from the State Election.


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Oliver as a regular reader of this website I appreciate and often agree with your comments and insight into local issues, but I've got to say Andrew Fraser has achieved pretty exceptional results while a member of this government in four years. He...


Images from the school bus fire at Chevallum

School bus fire shock: Owner fears it won't be last

THE owner of the school bus which burst into flames on Tuesday fears more buses could suffer the same fate because of stringent new regulations to cut emissions


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Muggins - Pacific Paradise

Emission parameters have increased the heat generated in the engine bay, is it possible there could be a design to upgrade the cooling system??. Reminds me of the 60's when youths upgraded their 4 cylinder cars to V8. No thought to upgrade the brakes...

Nancy Janson with her huge lemon.

Pee power: Why this lemon is a wee bit bigger

WHEN life gave Nancy Janson lemons, one grew to an unusually large size. And she has a pretty good idea why, given the tree's location near her husband's shed.


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Bullnt - Mackay

There was an old man at Winton who fertilised all of his fruit trees and vines with his own bodily waste. He had the best grapes and citrus and no pests as he also used his urine as an attractant and means to an end (in a bottle) for pest traps. ...

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RUBBED OUT: South Grafton Rebel Jay Melrose was suspended for the rest of the season. Photo: Debrah Novak

Rugby league draws a line in the sand

MISBEHAVING players are on the radar with local competition hierarchy's slapping offending players with lengthy bans to ensure they are rubbed out of the game.


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LovingLocal - Woolgoolga

Country Rugby League needs to mirror the NRL. Speaking from a females prospective it is a horrible sight to see your son and husband being injured through on field violence. Young players are aspiring to play NRL so they should be trained in...


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