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EVENING UPDATE

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Pressure is mounting on Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk to sack MP Billy Gordon, following claims of domestic violence.   The skydiving community mourns the death of Briony Clarke, killed in a jump-gone-wrong at Byron Bay. While experienced instructor Michael Vaughan fights for life in hospital.   More disturbing developments in the Germanwings air disaster, with revelations co-pilot Andreas Lubitz hid his mental illness from his bosses.   And Michael Clarke has announced his retirement from one day international cricket.   Read More »

GEOFF PROVEST CONFIDENT HE’LL HOLD TWEED

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Despite the predicted swing to Labor, The Nationals member for Tweed Geoff Provest was quietly confident today about retaining his seat. And there was an awkward last minute inconvenience for another candidate. Read More »

LONGBOARDING CONDITIONS IMPROVE FOR SEMIS AT KINGSCLIFF

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Bigger waves off Kingcliff today made for better crowds and conditions at the Australian Longboard Open. In the semis, locals delivered on the stand up paddle boards and singles fins. Read More »

NEW-FEEL FOOTBALL SET TO HIT THE TOWN

As player numbers increase, and with new coaches across the board, organisers anticipate a new-feel football far north coast competition this year. The Premier League kicked off last night with a convincing win from BYRON RAMS over the BANGALOW BLUEDOGS. The Rams downing the Bluedogs 5-1 at Bangalow’s home ground. Read More »

ELECTION FEVER IN THE AIR

Meanwhile election fever was rife across the Northern Rivers. Candidates for Ballina and Lismore headed to polling booths, hoping to sure-up a few last minute votes. Read More »

  • BEAUTIFUL AUTUMN CONDITIONS FOR MOST

    BEAUTIFUL AUTUMN CONDITIONS FOR MOST

    Some lovely conditions have been experienced today with plenty of sunshine and comfortable temperatures across the Hunter, Central Coast, NW and MNC. Further north there was a blanket of cloud that engulfed areas from about Port to Lismore where some storm flared up. Similar conditions tomorrow with the risk of more storm and shower development around the border ranges into SE QLD. Fine and comfortable elsewhere with a predominantly fine weekend on the way. Read More »
  • BEHIND THE SCENES WITH A NEWSPAPER CARTOONIST

    BEHIND THE SCENES WITH A NEWSPAPER CARTOONIST

    They hold a mirror to the world… reflecting society’s triumphs, troubles and challenges. The role of the newspaper cartoonist is as relevant as ever and NBN news explores the razor-sharp social commentary of one the finest – veteran Newcastle Herald cartoonist Peter Lewis. Read More »
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