CARS STOLEN AND PROPERTY BROKEN INTO NEAR LISMORE

A man and a woman are due to face court, after two cars and personal belongings were stolen near Lismore. Early last Sunday morning, police received reports of cars being stolen from separate locations in ...
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NITRO CIRCUS STARS THRILL YOUNGSTERS

High-flying stunt show, Nitro Circus, comes to Lismore's Oakes Oval tomorrow night. Some of the cast spent today, showing young fans the tricks of their extreme trade ...
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PAVEY INSPECTS FLOOD DAMAGE, PLEDGES DISASTER FUNDING

New South Wales Roads Minister Melinda Pavey has toured the Northern Rivers, assessing flood damage to local infrastructure. With repairs likely to cost around $100 million, she's promised affected councils will receive adequate disaster funding ...
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POLICE APPEAL FOR HELP TO LOCATE MISSING LISMORE MAN

Assistance is being sought from the public to find a missing far north coast man. 51-year-old James Gregory Auckram was last seen in the Lismore area about two weeks ago by a family member. Police ...
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VISITING VOLUNTEERS BOLSTER FLOOD CLEANUP

Busloads of volunteers spent their Sunday cleaning up and repairing the last of Lismore's flood damaged homes and businesses. 700 Church of Christ parishoners, some who'd travelled from Sydney and Melbourne spent the day helping ...
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COMMUNITY PROTESTS HOSPITAL SITE SALE

Protestors stopped traffic in Mullumbimby this morning, to loudly deliver the State Government a message. Residents want the town's disused hospital site to stay in community hands - a wish the government may grant ...
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ATTEMPTED MURDER CHARGES FOR NIMBIN MAN

A woman has suffered multiple stab wounds, and a man has been charged with attempted murder in a violent incident in the Northern Rivers. Police say around 10pm on Friday, a 51-year-old man and a ...
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DILAPIDATED BASE HINDERING BALLINA SES

A cramped and leaking headquarters is hampering the Ballina SES unit's ability to respond to the needs of an ever-expanding community. It's led to the Ballina Council calling on the State Government to help fund ...
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DOUBLE DEMERITS IN PLACE UNTIL THE END OF TUESDAY

Two Byron Bay drivers will face court after Operation 'Go Slow' swung into action across New South Wales. In the first instance, police stopped a white Hyundai Getz that appeared to be exceeding the 50km/h ...
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LONG-AWAITED TOWER OFFICIALLY OPEN

It took more than a decade of lobbying to become a reality, but today, the new $2.3-million-dollar Ballina Marine Rescue Tower was officially opened. Since the new building became operational in October, the number of ...
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INTRUDERS ON THE RUN AFTER VIOLENT TWEED HEADS HOME INVASION

Two men in their 50's have been violently assaulted during a home invasion on the far north coast. Around 9:30pm yesterday, three men forced entry into a home on Russell Way in Tweed Heads South, ...
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FOLEY ACCUSED OF USING FLOODS TO PLAY POLITICS

The State Opposition leader has denied claims he used a tour of flood-stricken Lismore and Muwillumbah to play politics. Luke Foley today met with local business owners and called for more co-ordination and planning in ...
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FLOOD HISTORY IN THE MAKING

They're the passionate volunteers who have dedicated countless hours to the preservation of our region's history, including, it's devastating floods. Now, the members of the Richmond River Historical Society, have begun archiving the most recent ...
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CASINO’S DJANANGMUM HEALTH CLINIC OPENS

Casino's contribution to closing the gap could soon increase significantly... The town's new purpose-built indigenous health clinic opened today, offering an impressive suite of services ...
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SOCIAL FUTURES RECEIVES WHITE RIBBON ACCREDITATION

Lismore not-for-profit organisation, Social Futures, has become the Northern Rivers' first white ribbon workplace. After an exhaustive process, the accreditation is only granted to employers who commit to reducing violence against women in the community ...
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MDMA TABLETS ALLEGEDLY FOUND DURING RAPPVILLE R.B.T

A young North Coast duo has spent their long weekend behind bars. Jesse Harrold and Georgie Newton are accused of being part of a cross-border drug network ...
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SPEEDING DRIVERS FRUSTRATE POLICE

Police say they're dismayed at the number of drivers caught speeding over the Easter long weekend. 7,687 drivers in New South Wales were fined during Operation Tortoise, which began at 12.01am Thursday and concluded at ...
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AUSTRALIAN SISTERS SPLASHED WITH ‘ACID’ IN LONDON CLUB

An Australian model and her sister have been caught up in an acid attack in a London nightclub. Isobella Fraser, 22, was visiting her sister Prue, 20, who works as a nanny in London at ...
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DOCUMENTARY DUO HEADING TO CANNES

A Kyogle duo's soul-searching ride around outback Australia, is about to hit the big screen. Round Oz Ride screens locally this week, before screening at the famous Cannes Film Festival ...
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EASTER PUNTERS PACK BLUESFEST

Four days into the event and Bluesfest punters remain enthralled... Thousands spending their Easter Sunday enjoying soulful sounds, across the event's main stages ...
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KIDS ENJOY POST-FLOOD FUN

Lismore's youngest flood victims were today treated to some post-cleanup fun at Hutley Oval... Inflatable slides, jumping castles and face painting providing hours of amusement, free of charge. Organised by Telstra - the kids carnival ...
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GOVERNMENT INVESTIGATING ANTI-VACCINATION GROUP

The State Government has launched an inquiry into the fundraising activities of the Australian Vaccination Skeptics Network. Fair Trading is investigating whether the Bangalow-based group has breached the charitable fundraising act. Under the act, individuals ...
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197KM/H IN A 100 ZONE EQUALS A $2350 FINE

A motorcyclist has been fined $2350 after he was caught allegedly speeding almost 100km/h over the limit in the Upper Hunter. Police say the 35-year-old was allegedly recorded doing 197km/h in a 100km/h zone on ...
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EMERGENCY SERVICES HOPE TO AVOID EASTER TRAGEDY

Emergency services are bracing for a busy few days ahead, as thousands of holiday-makers arrive on the north coast for the Easter break. Four men narrowly avoided tragedy this morning when their boat capsized off ...
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BLUESFEST BRINGS BIG CROWDS TO BYRON

There was nothing but blue skies and good vibes as Byron Bay's Bluesfest got into full swing. Tonight's acts, including Jimmy Buffett and headliner Mary J Blige, set to draw big crowds ...
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FLOOD GRANTS WILL KEEP BUSINESSES AFLOAT

While the opposition says disaster grants haven't come fast enough, local coalition MPs believe they've been delivered in record time. The Federal Government's approval of Category C grants, a welcome relief for struggling businesses in ...
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19-YEAR-OLD PEDESTRIAN SUFFERS HEAD INJURIES AFTER BEING STRUCK BY A CAR

A pedestrian has been flung onto the bonnet of a car and carried a short distance, before sustaining a head injury when she fell to the ground on the far north coast. Around 1:20am this ...
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SHORTEN TOURS FLOOD-STRICKEN LISMORE

Opposition leader Bill Shorten has criticised the government over what he calls a slow and bureaucratic response to helping businesses recover from the devastating floods. The Labor leader's comments coming as he toured flood-stricken areas ...
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POLICE APPEAL AFTER SPATE OF ATM ROBBERIES

PHOTO: File.  Police are appealing for the public's help to solve a series of ATM thefts in the Northern Rivers. Last month an ATM was recovered from a river in the Tweed Heads area, after ...
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LISMORE AND TWEED RESIDENTS TO GET MORE FLOOD RELIEF

Two New South Wales towns that bore the brunt of flooding caused by Cyclone Debbie have been given access to federal disaster relief funds. Residents of Lismore and Tweed Shire in the state's north will ...
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