Port Macquarie

Two still in hospital after Port Macquarie bus crash

Megan Levy Two people are still in hospital after a school bus carrying dozens of high school students crashed and overturned into a gully on the NSW mid north coast.

Port Macquarie school bus crashes

Scene of bus crash near Port Macquarie

Jacob Saulwick A number of children have been taken to hospital after a school bus crashed and overturned on the mid-north coast this afternoon.

Suspected shark attack in Port Macquarie

Shark sign

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

CWA hearts and minds divided over $12m Potts Point real estate


Leesha McKenny A prized property in Sydney's urban centre is shaping up as the unlikely battleground for the ''heart and soul'' of the Country Women's Association.

Kempsey is still the town with no Slim Dusty cheer

Slim Dusty

Damien Murphy, Leesha McKenny Slim Dusty wanted to be the saviour of his home town.

Katrina Hodgkinson to take on Pru Goward for Goulburn seat

Sean Nicholls Primary industries minister Katrina Hodgkinson will nominate for Nationals preselection in the seat of Goulburn, setting up a fierce battle with her Liberal cabinet colleague Pru Goward at next...

Pru Goward goes on the attack as Katrina Hodgkinson nominates for her seat of Goulburn

NSW State Parliament Minister for Family and Community Services, Pru Goward, during question time.

Sean Nicholls Community services minister Pru Goward has lashed out at her cabinet colleague Katrina Hodgkinson's decision to seek to run against her in Goulburn at next year's election, describing it as an...

Union plans mack truck of a campaign against new hospital

Amy Corderoy A new public hospital that will be run by the private sector is shaping up as a battleground for the future of public healthcare in NSW.

Six injured as storms, wind lash the state

Flashes of lightning

Lucy Carroll Six people were injured, including a woman hit by lightning, as severe thunderstorms and gale-force winds hit a large part of NSW on Tuesday.

Eddie Obeid wants legal fees paid

Eddie Obeid.

Sean Nicholls Fresh from corruptly making millions of dollars by rigging a tender for a valuable coal exploration licence, Eddie Obeid has asked taxpayers to cover his legal fees ''in the public interest''.

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


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

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

zac young

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

Court cuts put domestic violence victims at risk


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.

Man charged with murder after girlfriend dies from alleged Stockland Green Hills assault


A man has been charged with murder after his girlfriend died two weeks after allegedly being king-hit by him in a Hunter Valley shopping centre car park.

Stabbed man dies after running into street screaming


Melissa Pretorius A man has died in a Port Macquarie street after running from a property screaming for help on Wednesday morning.

Retirees furious about council rates rort claim

Kirsty Needham Retirees are rorting the council rates system, according to a government taskforce that is calling for the $250 pensioner discount on rates to be scrapped.

Sun sets on little town of bottlenecks and pies

Dennis Syren

Damien Murphy Max Burrows lives on Bulahdelah's noisiest street. ''It's about to become the quietest,'' he says as a B-double rumbles past his front door and begins down-gearing for the hill that runs along the...

Amazing business deals of 'man who must be obeyed'

Eddie Obeid.

Kate McClymont When it came to business dealings, the Obeid family motto was ''One for all and all for one.''

Massive task ahead sorting out tainted Obeid assets


Linton Besser Eddie Obeid's ride - a Mercedes-Benz worth almost $300,000 - is on a list of assets likely to be targeted by the state's top criminal intelligence body.

How the family of humble MP eked a living on just $30m

Eddie Obeid leaves the ICAC enquiry after listening to evidence given by John McGuigan. 29th January 2013
Photo Dallas Kilponen

Kate McClymont For years Eddie Obeid, the humble backbencher on a salary of $130,000 a year, ticked the ''not applicable'' box in his pecuniary interest declaration as to whether he received money from any trusts.