Year in review: Best stories

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The Examiner (Tasmania)

Strip club planned for Hub hotel

Tower star of a $70m city vision

Police hunt CBD attacker

Grief flows for three dead hunters

Ravenswood: 'It's not a fair cop' 

The Courier (Ballarat)

Ballarat's rising sons

Tributes flow for Jason Govan: a community mourns

Life without Nathan: mum tells

Ballarat family pleas for nephew's return after Thai diving accident

TAFE course cuts revealed

Leeton Irrigator

Probe continues into fire that killed five horses

No exemption for by-election

Cracking future with planned $10 million plant

Re-enactment draws big crowd

Shire awash

Junee Southern Cross

Second habitat home

Farmers pass no-confidence motion

Harefield freight terminal starts operation

Junee mourns John Strudwick

Home built aircraft to be used for charity run

Newcastle Herald

Train line to be cut at Wickham

Live coverage of the Hunter council elections

PM launches child abuse inquiry

Taxman chases Tinkler's teams; clubs vow to survive

Figs finally fall at Laman Street

Eastern Riverina Chronicle

Under we went

Power play

Daily Advertiser (Wagga)

Nightclub releases Uden footage

Conkey cops criticism over Wagga movie

Friends gather to mourn skitcher

Murder-suicide tragedy tears family apart

Valentine's Day kidnapper convicted

Warrnambool Standard

Suspicious Flagstaff Hill fire destroys buildings

Desecration of dead whale is stupid, wrong and illegal

Telstra services begin to recover after exchange fire

Storm as Warrnambool Council candidates allege smear tactics

Embattled Community Connections shuts its doors

Illawarra Mercury

Gong murders, disappearance linked: police

Bulli rapist Terry Williamson free on parole

Government bows to parking pressure

More residents hit by NRMA shocker

Port backflip: asbestos-tainted soil to go

Western Advocate (Bathurst)

Snow falls across the Central West

Bathurst, Kelso cut off

Giraffe spotted in the streets of Bathurst

Four dead in highway crash at Glanmire

Community mourns a dedicated father and teacher

Daily Liberal (Dubbo)

Kitoto struggles to adjust in new Sydney home

Malcolm Naden captured alive

Zoo mourns after death of Dubbo’s ‘nice old lady’

Four rhinos die in Dubbo zoo

A lost friend

Central Western Daily (Orange)

Man bites snake and puts it down to experience

League star dies in horror crash

The final straw: youths attack staff member

Pyramid scam: fraudster in Cairo cleans out Orange bank account

Young couple forced to live in station wagon