East to northeasterly about 10 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Easterly 1.5 metres. Weather: The chance of thunderstorms south of Port Macquarie from early this afternoon, extending throughout during this evening. Outlook Friday: Northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10/15 knots in the morning. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Easterly 1.5 metres. Weather: The chance of thunderstorms in the morning and afternoon. Outlook Saturday: Northeasterly 10/15 knots tending northerly 15/20 knots during the morning. Seas: Around 1 metre, tending 1/1.5 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Easterly 1.5 metres, tending 1.5/2 metres during the afternoon.Issued Thu 04:10 EDT
17:43 EDT The Federal Agriculture Minister says he's working hard to finalise arrangements for the new concessional loan scheme.