Hunter hoons hit roadblocks

Police have delivered another blow to illegal street-racing in the Hunter Valley by blocking off all known “hoon” hot spots in Newcastle. Officers from the Newcastle City Local Area Command and the Traffic and Highway Patrol Command are conducting a joint crackdown against dangerous driving behaviour, such as street-racing and ‘burn outs,’ in the region…. click for more

Man charged following robbery at Taree

A man has been charged following a robbery of a service station at Taree last weekend. Police from Manning Great Lakes Local Area Command were called to the business on Victoria Street about 9.55pm(Sunday 26 April 2015), responding to reports of a robbery. On arrival, police were told a man had allegedly threatened an attendant while… click for more

Inquiries continue after father, daughter assaulted and robbed at Charlestown

A teenager will be dealt with under the Young Offenders Act as police continue investigating the alleged assault and robbery of a father and daughter in Charlestown. Yesterday afternoon (Sunday 12 April 2015), a 14-year-old girl and her 41-year-old father were leaving a shopping centre on Pearson Street, when a number of people approached them…. click for more

Car crashed into a boat at Mandalong

Police are investigating a vehicle crash on the M1 (Pacific Highway) near Lake Macquarie today (Sunday 22 March 2015.) About 12:15am, a boat was being towed along the M1 near Mandalong when it came adrift and stopped across two lanes. A Toyota Camray also travelling along the M1 crashed into the boat. Police from Lake… click for more

Three charged over drug supply at Taree

Police have charged three people with drug supply following a controlled operation on the states mid north coast. Operation Medina, run by officers from Manning Great Lakes Local Area Command, was an ongoing investigation into the supply of prohibited drugs in the Taree area. About 3.30pm yesterday (Monday 16 March 2015) a 17-year-old girl was… click for more

Woman seriously injured at Forster after falling Bennetts Head Road lookout


Police have launched a critical-incident investigation after a woman was seriously injured at Forster.  About 8.40am today (Monday 2 March 2015) officers from Manning Great Lakes Local Area Command responded to concerns about a woman on the incorrect side of the barriers at a lookout on Bennetts Head Road. Police attempted to make contact with… click for more

Myall Lakes and Port Stephens State candidates discussion and Forum


Myall Coast News services communities that stretch over two state electorates. The upcoming 28 March state election will see the seat of Port Stephens as well as the seat of Myall Lakes to be very hotly contested. For the seat of Myall Lakes so far we have the following candidates to choose from: Greens candidate Stephen… click for more