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Coffs Harbour teen found dead after party

The body of a 19-year-old man who went missing after a party has been found in a NSW mid north coast creek.

Tiger shark killed surfer Zac Young near Coffs Harbour

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A three-metre tiger shark was responsible for the attack that killed 19-year-old surfer Zac Young near Coffs Harbour on Saturday, an expert says.

Man found not guilty of murdering step-granddaughter 'Peanut' in Coffs Harbour

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A "loving and protective" man accused of viciously assaulting his two-year-old step-granddaughter has been found not guilty of her murder.

English backpacker knocked unconscious outside Coffs Harbour bar

A man has been left unconscious after being headbutted from behind outside a bar in Coffs Harbour.

Easter traffic jams delay holidaymakers' return home

NSW drivers are already experiencing delays on the roads as they head home on the Easter long weekend.

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NSW town mourns woman taken by large shark

Christine Armstrong died in Tathra shark attack during morning swim.

Saffron Howden, Fleta Page, Henry Belot A NSW south coast town is in shock after a ritual morning swim by a group of locals ended in the death of a woman in a shark attack.

Shark horror two years after swimmers raised fears

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Fleta Page and Henry Belot A south coast town already too familiar with tragedy is reeling after the shark attack death of a woman two years after fears were publicly raised that swimmers might be in danger.

Man feared drowned after police chase on north coast

A man is missing and feared drowned after trying to swim across a river to escape police on NSW's north coast.

The endless summer? We have some bad news as surf fades away

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Damien Murphy, Amanda Hoh Every surfer who pulled up at a beach to check the waves has known the universal disappointment that goes with being told ''you should have been here yesterday''.

NSW drought: Farmers make hay to keep their mates alive

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Alexandra Smith At dawn on Friday, 20 trucks loaded with hay will leave the tiny southern NSW village of Burrumbuttock bound for drought-ravaged Bourke.

RNSH Blue Gum lodge closure hits country cancer patients

Lucy Carroll, Amy Corderoy Seriously ill patients who travel from remote parts of the state to Royal North Shore Hospital for cancer treatment and surgery have been left without accommodation since the closure of the...

Bow and arrows: student flees from school after tussle with teacher

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A high school student has fled with a bunch of arrows after being caught with the potential weapons on school grounds.

Father of Oztag twins suspended by Bill Harrigan takes decision to court

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Paul Bibby The father of twin 16-year-old-girls has taken former NRL referee Bill Harrigan to the NSW Supreme Court in a bid to overturn their 12-month suspension from playing representative Oztag games.

Suspected poisoning victim had moved to Newcastle to start 'new chapter' in life

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An elderly woman who died in a suspected poisoning at a Newcastle aged-care facility had moved to the Hunter area to "'start an exciting new chapter in my life".

Shark attack: Professionals warn pre-emptive culling not the answer

Melanie Kembrey Amid emotive calls to destroy sharks swimming around popular surf beaches professionals have warned that shark attacks are ''not governable events''.

Shark attack: Mates tell of horror as they tried to save Zac

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Lisa Davies, Georgina Mitchell, Melanie Kembrey ''We just had to push through the truth that there's an eight-foot tiger shark underneath us.''

Marine ecologists urge rethink of shark netting after fatal attack

Zac Young, who died today after being attacked by a shark in Port Macquarie.

Lucy Carroll The use of shark netting in NSW is a ''drastic measure'' that damages sea life and prevents few deaths, say marine ecologists.

Suspected shark attack in Port Macquarie

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A surfer has suffered lacerations to his hand after a suspected shark attack at Port Macquarie on Thursday evening.

Taekwondo teacher choked student to show off move

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Megan Levy A senior Sydney medical expert has blasted as "evil" the actions of a taekwondo instructor who was filmed choking one of his teenage students until she fell unconscious in front of a class to...

Zac Young farewelled: 'We love ya, we miss ya'

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Emma Partridge Zac Young had three friends with him when he was tragically killed by a shark in the ocean he loved so much.