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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.

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.

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.

Family of Glen Turner appalled at proposed changes to land clearing laws

Sean Nicholls Family members of environment enforcement officer Glen Turner have attacked proposed changes to NSW land clearing laws and say they are "appalled" by a push to reduce potential penalties.

'Right wing extremists': Labor attacks Nats over land clearing comments

State Labor's Luke Foley has launched a stinging attack on the Nationals.

Sean Nicholls Labor environment spokesman Luke Foley has branded a senior Nationals MP and deputy Premier Andrew Stoner "deranged" over their response to the killing of a state government employee in Moree by a...

'Redneck community' blamed for death of environmental officer

Rachel Olding and Sean Nicholls A former colleague of slain environmental officer Glen Turner has exposed constant attacks, abuse and bullying of frontline workers, saying Mr Turner was "collateral damage to the redneck community"...

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.

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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Stepfather charged over rape, murder of toddler

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A man has been charged with the murder and rape of a two-year-old girl in northern NSW.

Two people stranded on yacht

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Up to two people are believed to be stranded off the coast of Port Stephens, on the NSW mid north coast, after their yacht's engine failed.

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Neil Mercer A career criminal turned informer told the NSW Crime Commission 14 years ago the name of the man who murdered a Brambles security guard - but the killer was never even arrested.

Power to the people

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Sean Nicholls Premier Mike Baird is being urged to put the question of power privatisation to a referendum amid a warning that simply taking the policy to an election ''is not a mandate'' - even if the government...

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.

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 government looks to drones for shark attack prevention

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Nicole Hasham Futuristic, military-style drones that scan water for sharks are being considered by the state government to protect bathers.

Court cuts put domestic violence victims at risk

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Kirsty Needham Domestic violence victims will be deterred from seeking orders against abusive partners as deep cuts to local courts are rolled out from January, advocates say.

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.