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REMINDER TO MOTORCYCLISTS FOLLOWING TRAGIC WEEKEND

Police are reminding motorcyclists to ride to their skill levels, after a string of accidents saw five riders killed over the weekend across New South Wales. Among them, a man in his 50s, who was ...
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KEVIN HOGAN PRE-SELECTED FOR PAGE

Federal member for Page, Kevin Hogan, continues to feel the consequences of his decision to move to the crossbench. Yesterday, he was pre-selected by the Nationals to contest the seat in the upcoming election. But ...
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PM TAKES TO SOCIAL MEDIA TO CRITICISE BYRON SHIRE COUNCIL

The tourist centre of the north coast has already attracted the attention of the newly appointed prime minister. Scott Morrison took to social media today to criticise Byron Shire Council's vote to move the date ...
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CALLS FOR SPECIALISED MOUNTAIN RESCUE SQUAD AFTER 15 RESCUES

A dedicated squad to rescue injured hikers from Mt Warning is being formed. Volunteers and emergency services have been struggling to cope with an ever increasing number of call-outs ...
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TRAILBIKE RIDER KILLED IN CRASH NEAR CASINO

A man has died after the trail bike he was riding hit a tree south of Casino in the state's north. It's understood the man was one of three riders travelling along Carwong Road at ...
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‘PLASTIC FREE BOY’ ON A MISSION TO CHANGE THE WORLD

A 12-year-old boy from Byron Bay is on a mission to save the planet and make recycling cool. He's been honoured for his efforts, as one of 40 finalists nominated for this year's Green Globe ...
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BE WARNED: POLICE ARE WATCHING

Lismore and Nimbin residents are set to be monitored when they're out and about. The region's existing CCTV network is due for an upgrade and will be expanded in the New Year ...
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DEBRIS OUTNUMBERED PEOPLE AT BALLINA’S LIGHTHOUSE BEACH

Beachgoers in the state's north were shocked to find one of the most popular coastlines closed today with large, dangerous bits of debris floating in the water. Ballina Shire Council spent most of the day ...
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ANOTHER LIFE CLAIMED ON BANGALOW ROAD

The notorious Bangalow Road on the state's Far North Coast has claimed yet another life after a man in his 50's died earlier this afternoon. Just after 2 o'clock, a man riding a motorcycle crossed ...
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HENRY ROUS HOTEL OPEN FOR BUSINESS

An announcement on social media that Ballina's Hotel Henry Rous would close its doors for good seems to have been premature. In fact, the owner says there are plans for doors to open tomorrow - ...
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MOTORCYCLIST KILLED NORTH EAST OF LISMORE

A man, believed to be in his 50s, has died after the motorbike he was riding collided with a truck and a station wagon in the state's north. Emergency services were called to Bangalow Road ...
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BYRON BAY COP COULD FACE CRIMINAL CHARGES FOR EXCESSIVE FORCE

A New South Wales police officer 'could' face criminal charges for using excessive force to control an irrational teenager in Byron Bay. The boy was released from custody battered, bruised and with a broken rib ...
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GUSTY WINDS AND HEAVY RAIN DIDN’T DAMPEN THE 2018 LISMORE CUP

A few weeks ago, the Ballina Cup was washed out and today, the Lismore Cup was almost blown away. But that didn't deter thousand of punters who still showed up to back a winner ...
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TWO NORTHERN RIVERS BUSINESSES MAKING THEIR MARK ON THE WORLD STAGE

It's not easy for a business to crack an international market, but that's exactly what Alstonville's 'Serendip Organics' has done. The company exports close to 100 tonnes of premium macadamia nuts to all corners of ...
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SNAKES ON THE SLITHER

An Evans Head beachgoer has captured an unlikely pair of visitors slithering their way across the sand. It's not uncommon for snakes to be discovered in unusual locations, seeking out a mate after a long ...
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CLOSE TO 1000 HAMPERS FOR DROUGHT AFFECTED FARMERS

As the state battles through drought, a North Coast volunteer group is packing hampers for farmers in the North West. They started with one, and now there are thousands ...
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LISMORE CUP ON TRACK TO BE A GREAT DAY

It's the race that puts the town on pause and this year, a record 6,000 people are expected to knock off early and head to the Turf Club for the Lismore Cup. Stewards have given ...
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GIRL DIES IN TRAGIC CAR CRASH NEAR LISMORE

A 9 year old girl struck by a car in northern New South Wales has died in hospital. Police investigations are underway, with the driver believed to have been travelling over the speed limit through a ...
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STOP AND GET A FIRE PERMIT

Firefighters are urging residents to get their permits and take extra care if they want to burn off. After two fires couldn't be contained in the Northern Rivers this weekend, threatening local properties and businesses ...
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YOUNG GIRL DIES AFTER BEING HIT BY A CAR NEAR LISMORE

A 9-year-old girl has died in hospital, after she was struck by a car in the state's north. Emergency services were called to Cameron Road at McLeans Ridges, just east of Lismore, at around 9 ...
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PROTEST TO SAVE LAST NORTH COAST “CLOTHING OPTIONAL” BEACH

There's a passionate group of Byron Bay locals - fighting to save what they say is their haven. Tyagarah Beach remains the only nudist beach in the shire, with dozens turning out for a 'Nude ...
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NORTHERN RIVERS HOME DESTROYED BY FIRE

A child playing with matches is believed to be the cause of a fire which destroyed a Murwillumbah home. The two storey residence has been reduced to rubble, after firefighters worked for hours to extinguish ...
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ALL BYRON BEACHES TO BE SMOKE-FREE THIS SUMMER

World-class technology used to turn cigarette butts into furniture is being rolled out in the Byron Shire. In a council bid to help reduce the world's most littered item and come summer, NBN News can ...
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ONE TEENAGER WITH AN EGG-CELLENT VISION FOR THE FUTURE

Oliver Bora may only be a teenager but he's forging one of Mullumbimby's most sustainable enterprises yet. The year 11 student hopes to set up a 10 acre pasture-raised egg farm at his school but ...
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DRIVING HOME THE MEMORY OF FALLEN POLICE OFFICERS

Hundreds of police officers swapped their patrol cars for motorbikes today, as they embarked on a journey to the nation's capital. The charity ride raises vital funds for police legacy, and for some it was ...
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THE BEST EDUCATION AND SPORTING PRECINCT IN THE STATE

Construction on a $50-million state-of-the-art high school in Ballina is almost complete. And today, there was good news for the school's budding athletes - the state government announcing a further $3.5-million for indoor sporting facilities ...
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WILL BUSINESSES BE EXEMPT FROM NEXT RATE RISE?

Some unwelcome news for Lismore residents; rates are expected to jump by point-5 of a per cent in the next financial year. Meanwhile, business owners, retailers and service providers may receive a rate reduction ...
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WHAT IS THE PRICE OF INTERNET FAME?

"What is the price of internet fame?" - This is the question the Northern Rivers Performing Arts group is seeking to address in its new play. The production takes a hard look at the realities ...
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THE RICHMOND/TWEED SES NEED YOUR HELP

They're the people we turn to for help when things go wrong, but sometimes they need our help too. Today, the State Emergency Service put out a call to those wanting to give back to ...
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FIRST SOD TURNED ON NEXT STAGE OF NORTHERN RIVERS LIVESTOCK EXCHANGE

It will have a roof big enough to cover a football stadium, but stakeholders aren't playing games when it comes to the Northern Rivers Livestock Exchange. $7-million will be spent on stage 2 of the ...
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