Local News - Thursday 25th of November

25 Nov 2021 4:40 PM | Anonymous

Local News for Thursday the 25th of November,

There were 4 cases of COVID-19 reported in the Mid North Coast Local Health District to 8pm yesterday.

- 3 of the cases are from Port Macquarie and 1 from the Nambucca Valley.

Three are household contacts of a confirmed case and the source of the infection of one case is under investigation.

One person is in hospital and there are 45 active cases throughout the District.

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A man has been charged after an illegal firearm and large quantity of prohibited drugs were seized on the mid north-coast yesterday.

About 1.55pm (Wednesday 24 November 2021), officers attached to Manning-Great Lakes Police District executed a search warrant at a home in Taree,

following investigations into unauthorised possession of firearms and the supply of prohibited drugs in the area.

During the search, officers allegedly located a large amount of methylamphetamine, cocaine, and steroids, as well as a dismantled seven-shot revolver

and over $45,000 cash.

Following the search, a 33-year-old man was arrested and taken to Taree Police Station.

He was charged with prohibited drug and firearm offences and was refused bail to appear at Forster Local Court today.

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The latest MACLEAY RIVER UPDATE has yesterday's peak passing through Kempsey with the peak being well below the minor flood level.

All bridges including Turners Flat, Toorooka, Sherwood and Temagog are OPEN.

The Dungay Creek Causeway is also OPEN.

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The Kempsey pump track's official opening will be held on Saturday 4 December between 2 and 6pm.

There will be pro riders to entertain on the track, plus a free BBQ, giveaways and Everyone is invited!

The West Kempsey Pump Track is located in Polwood Street.


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