Port Macquarie

Woman allegedly gang-raped in Port Macquarie

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Rachel Browne Police are investigating a report of sexual assault at Port Macquarie yesterday.

Woman left unconscious in alleged Port Macquarie gang-rape


Emma Partridge A woman has told police she "passed out" after she was wrestled to the ground and gang-raped on her way home from a Port Macquarie nightclub.

Two still in hospital after Port Macquarie bus crash

Scene of bus crash near Port Macquarie

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

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

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

Cyclist Tony Abbott in the wrong colour spandex

Sore but relieved: After crossing the finish line, Tony Abbott is greeted by Rebecca Goldfinch, wife of a local councillor, and her baby Dakota.

Damien Murphy Cuddling babies may attract votes but wearing purple and white spandex in western Sydney is certainly not good politics, even if you are Prime Minister.

NAPLAN writing task to be overhauled after criticism

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Alexandra Smith The NAPLAN writing task will be overhauled to give students more choice in what they write about and different questions may be asked of primary and high-school students after widespread criticism...

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Two dead in crash between car and truck on Pacific Highway near Kempsey

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Megan Levy At least two people have died in a crash between a car and a truck on the Pacific Highway near Kempsey, police say.

Ian Turnbull charged with murdering Environment and Heritage officer Glendon Turner refused bail

Glendon Turner was shot dead on a property near Moree.

Breanna Chillingworth, Laini Kirkman An elderly man accused of shooting an Environment and Heritage officer in the back near Moree has been refused bail.

NRMA says state's roads have $4 billion funding backlog

Fixing state roads: The NRMA has found NSW's roads face a $4 billion funding backlog.

Jacob Saulwick The NRMA has crunched the numbers on what it would take to repair poor road surfaces in councils across the state, and has found a backlog of almost $4 billion.

Former Pittwater House teacher Ashley Wren dies weeks after birth of his daughter


Lisa Tisdell Friends and strangers have rallied behind the family of a former Sydney teacher, whose sudden death on Friday came only a month after the premature birth of his daughter in Fiji.

Properties sold as Obeid family quietly offloads assets


Kate McClymont As disgraced former Labor minister Eddie Obeid and his son Moses wait to hear whether criminal charges will be laid over their involvement in a corrupt coal deal with former mining minister Ian...

Nationals' electorates are opposed to electricity privatisation, polling shows

Sean Nicholls There is overwhelming opposition to the privatisation of the state's electricity poles and wires in seats held by key Nationals MPs, according to polling commissioned by four unions opposed to a sale.

Adrian Piccoli opposes sale of electricity poles and wires

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Sean Nicholls Deputy NSW Nationals leader and state education minister Adrian Piccoli has declared his opposition to the sale of electricity poles and wires just days before government MPs are recalled to a...

Six police officers charged between Good Friday and Anzac Day

Emma Partridge, Melissa Pretorius ix police officers have been charged with criminal offences in the past week across NSW, with a total of 11 officers charged in April.

Woman assaulted at beach by naked man

A woman was indecently assaulted by a naked, tattooed man who approached her at a NSW beach, police say.

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...

Kempsey is still the town with no Slim Dusty cheer

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

Man dies after fishing boat capsizes in wild seas


Leila Abdallah A man has died and two others have been rescued after their fishing boat capsized in wild seas at Camden Haven inlet, south of Port Macquarie.