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2017 Port Macquarie Lions Kite Festival flies high

The sky above Lions Park was filled with colourful kites during the Port Macquarie Lions Kite Festival. The September 24 event included kite decorating, kite flying competitions and a kite flying demonstration. Gary Campbell, Chris Walsh and Wayne Ulrich

today, 13:45 in Regional
 

Mid North Coast cricketers to face up to the challenge of new opponents

NEW teams, new players, new format.It is hoped the 2017/2018 Mid North Coast Cricket Premier League will inspire younger cricketers. The inaugural competition is set to start on October 7 with teams from Port Macquarie, Kempsey and Taree vying for the ti

today, 12:48 in Sport
 

2017 Football Mid North Coast premier league grand final a success

WHILE Port United didn’t get the result it wanted on Saturday night, a night-time grand final appears to be here to stay.However, nothing is confirmed, but Football Mid North Coast chairman Mike Parsons felt the overall day was a positive. Parsons said t

today, 10:51 in Sport
 

2017 Football Mid North Coast Premier League grand final: Port United defeated by Wallis Lake

PORT United’s Football Mid North Coast Premier League premiership drought will continue into an 18th season following a 2-0 loss to Wallis Lake on Saturday night.In the season decider, Wallis struck a blow in each half to claim back-to-back titles follow

yesterday, 23:26 in Sport
 

Rural Fire Service issues total fire ban for Mid North Coast

A total fire ban has been declared for the Mid North Coast on Sunday, September 24 due to forecast hot and windy conditions. The fire ban issued by the Rural Fire Service comes into effect at midnight. The NSW Rural Fire Service provides the following ad

yesterday, 17:52 in Regional
 

2017 Beer and Cider Festival, Port Macquarie

PORT Macquarie turned it on for the 2017 Beer and Cider Festival.Westport Park came alive with thousands of ale lovers converging on the waterfront park to sample some of the countries finest drops. Keg tossing and thong throwing entertained the crowds w

yesterday, 17:29 in Regional
 

70 new cameras hidden in state forests to stop arson attacks

Seventy extra hidden cameras have been set up in State forests around Wauchope, Taree, the Hunter, Coffs and Casino areas this week and ranger patrols are being ramped up in all State forests to catch arsonists. It comes after a spate of suspicious fires

yesterday, 13:09 in Regional
 

2017 Surf Life Saving season launched across Hastings

HUNDREDS of volunteers who patrol Hastings beaches over summer were honoured on Saturday as the flags officially went up to mark the start of surf life saving season.Member for Port Macquarie Leslie Williams officially opened the season on Flynns Beach o

yesterday, 11:13 in Regional
 

Port Macquarie Flamin Dragons come and try day

Flamin’ Dragons Port Macquarie Inc is hosting a come and try series of days for locals wanting to give the sport a go.The crew ventured out on to the water on Saturday, September 23 with 23 potential new paddlers in a bid to boost membership. The club ca

yesterday, 11:13 in Regional
 

Port Macquarie Flamin Dragons come and try day

Flamin’ Dragons Port Macquarie Inc is hosting a come and try series of days for locals wanting to give the sport a go.The crew ventured out on to the water on Saturday, September 23 with 23 potential new paddlers in a bid to boost membership. The club ca

yesterday, 10:38 in Regional
 

Wauchope pool re-opens Saturday September 23.

Wauchope Pool is re-opening tomorrow, Saturday, September 23. The water is heated and the 1m and 3m diving boards are ready to be used. Wauchope Swimming Club is ready to start training and are looking forward to a full season in the recently refurbished

yesterday, 08:10 in Regional
 

Two vehicle accident; man dies on Hastings River Drive

POLICE are appealing for information or dash cam footage after a two vehicles collided, leaving one man dead in Port Macquarie.Emergency services were called to Hastings River Road near Fernbank Creek Road at about 3.40pm on Friday, September 22, followi

yesterday, 08:10 in Regional
 

Two vehicle accident; man dies on Hastings River Drive

A MAN has died in an horrific two vehicle crash on Hastings River Drive. Two other people have sustained serious injuries after being trapped in their vehicles. The accident occurred at about 3.40pm on Friday, September 22 near the Fernbank Creek Road in

Friday, 18:03 in Regional
 

Greater Port Macquarie fishing: where they're biting

Spring has certainly arrived on the Mid-North Coast, bringing with it blustery winds from all directions and a taste of 30-plus degree temperatures. Hopefully a bit of reasonable rainfall might also be on the cards in the not too distant future.In the es

Friday, 16:44 in Sport
 

Football: Caitlin Cooper happy to bide her time as Australian Matildas popularity continues to grow

SPARE a thought for Australian Matildas defender Caitlin Cooper. As more than 32,000 fans clicked through the turnstiles at two different venues in three days, Cooper was left to appreciate the moment from the background. But the 29-year-old wouldn’t hav

Friday, 16:44 in Sport
 
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