INDEPENDENT FLOOD REVIEW UNDERWAY

Former New South Wales Police Commissioner, Dave Owens, has begun an independent review into the March floods. The aim, to examine the State Emergency Service's response to the devastating natural disaster ...
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EXPLOSIVE CHEMICALS SEIZED IN POLICE SEARCH

Police have uncovered what they believe to be a clandestine drug lab in a residential Lismore street. Hazmat crews were called in to safely dismantle the equipment and isolate the potentially dangerous chemicals ...
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DRIVEWAY MISHAP LEAVES CAR DANGLING

A car was left dangling dangerously over Ballina Road at Goonellabah this afternoon, following an unfortunate driveway mishap. One lane was closed for around half an hour as emergency services retrieved the vehicle, which backed ...
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INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY HELPING SMOKERS QUIT

Northern New South Wales Health is taking a novel approach to helping smokers kick the habit. The Helping-U-2-Quit program will allow participants to monitor their progress, using technology similar to random breath testing ...
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NO BIG SURPRISES IN STATE BUDGET FOR NORTHERN RIVERS

There were no big surprises in today's state budget for Northern Rivers residents... Health, roads and emergency services - all received a welcome funding boost ...
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RESIDENTS DEMANDING ELLIS ROAD UPGRADE

Residents are demanding council upgrade a notorious stretch of Ellis Road, following a fatal crash late yesterday afternoon. The accident claimed the life of a 34 year old Uralba man, and injured two others ...
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VANDALS TARGET LISMORE THISTLES HOME GROUND

With their 2017 season already affected by rain, the Lismore Thistles have been dealt another blow. Volunteers arriving at their home ground to discover their pitch had been badly damaged by a vehicle ...
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ONE KILLED IN HEAD-ON COLLISION NEAR BALLINA

A 34-year-old male driver has been killed in a head-on crash in the state's north. The accident happened just before 4pm today, on Ellis Road in Rous, about 15km from Ballina. The driver and sole ...
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MISSING FATHER AND SON MAY BE ON FAR NORTH COAST

Queensland police are renewing an appeal to help locate a missing father and son, who were last seen in northern NSW. 56-year-old Ken Dixon and his 8-year-old son were last seen in Lismore on June ...
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LENNOX RESIDENTS DEMAND REFUGEE RETHINK

The government's immigration and border protection policies have come under fire, during a passionate rally at Lennox Head. Held as part of Refugee Week - Ballina Shire could soon be home to more refugees ...
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CROWDFUNDING PUTS RAIL TRAIL ON TRACK

A crowdfunding campaign has raised more than $30,000 in just 10 days to help fund a rail trail between Casino and Murwillumbah. The Northern Rivers Rail Trail committee say they need to raise $75,000 for ...
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LANTERNS LIGHT THE WAY

After they were decimated by the March flood, hundreds of lanterns have been painstakingly restored ahead of next Saturday's parade. Almost 90 percent of the Lismore Lantern Parade's stock was destroyed, but organisers say - ...
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DRUGS ALLEGEDLY DISCOVERED IN BALLINA AIRPORT SEARCH

A Byron Bay man has been charged with supplying a prohibited drug, after police allegedly discovered methylamphetamine and ketamine on him during a search. Around 3:30pm yesterday, police stopped and searched the man, aged 41, ...
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MAN CHARGED OVER ALLEGED SEXUAL ASSAULT

A man will front court over the alleged sexual assault of a woman on the far north coast last week. The 31-year-old woman told police she was at Belongil Beach near Byron Bay, about 5pm ...
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PILOT DIES IN NORTH COAST PLANE CRASH

A pilot has died in a horror plane crash in thick fog on the north coast. Witnesses described hearing a 'kamakazi' noise followed by an 'enormous thud'. The wreckage of 71-year-old Queensland pilot Doug Braund's ...
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ONE DEAD IN BALLINA AIR CRASH

A man has died in a light aircraft crash on the far north coast this morning. The Cessna Skyhawk took off from Heck Field Flying Club in Jacobs Well near the Gold Coast at 8am, ...
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WRITERS FEST LINEUP ANNOUNCED

Notable writers, artists, musicians and journalists from Australia and overseas will come together in Byron this August. More than 130 - including Peter Fitzsimons, Mei Fong, Tony Jones, Clementine Ford and Mark Holden - will ...
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FUTURE OF FARMING AT PRIMEX

From crop-dusting drones to GPS-manned tractors. The future of farming was on show for day one of the Primex agricultural expo in Casino ...
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AUTHORITIES INVESTIGATING FATAL RAIL CROSSING CRASH

The far north coast town of Kyogle is mourning the death of a local woman, whose car was struck by a train at a level crossing early this morning. Authorities are investigating whether mechanical failure ...
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PRIMEX GATES OPEN TOMORROW

Rain, hail, or shine, the most cutting-edge farming innovations will be on show in Casino tomorrow. The 2017 Primex Field Days will feature about 300 exhibitors, covering everything from livestock to heavy machinery and the ...
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WOMAN DIES AFTER CAR HIT BY XPT

A woman in her 60s has died after the car she was travelling in with her husband was struck by an XPT in Northern NSW. The couple was on a level crossing on the outskirts ...
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OUTDOOR LEISURE SHOW EARNS LICENSING REPRIEVE

South-east Queensland companies will be allowed to exhibit at next month's Outdoor Leisure Show in Lismore, thanks to a state government licensing exemption. Organisers believe the change, will allow for the biggest event yet ...
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ONLOOKERS HELP SAVE WOMAN TRAPPED IN PARTIALLY SUBMERGED CAR

Quick-thinking bystanders have come to the rescue of an elderly woman who became trapped in a partially submerged car in the far north of New South Wales. Police say the 73-year-old woman was reversing her ...
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CASH AND CANNABIS ALLEGEDLY DISCOVERED IN TWEED HEADS SEARCH

Police say half a kilogram of cannabis and over $9000 in cash has been discovered during a property search on the far north coast. At around 3pm yesterday, police executed a search warrant at a ...
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69-YEAR-OLD ASSAULTED IN ATTEMPTED CARJACKING

A man in his 60's has been assaulted during an attempted carjacking on the far north coast. Shortly after 9pm last night, a 69-year-old man was sitting in his vehicle parked on Minjungbal Drive in ...
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FORECAST RAINFALL LEAVES RESIDENTS ON EDGE

The Far North Coast remains on flood alert, with heavy rainfall expected tonight and tomorrow. The unpredictable conditions have locals on edge, especially following the devastation caused by former-Cyclone Debbie earlier this year ...
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MOORHOUSE ASKS COUNCIL FOR INDEPENDENT FLOOD REVIEW

A Lismore councillor is asking his colleagues to request an independent review of the emergency response to the flood in March. Bill Moorhouse says an impartial body should be appointed by the state government to ...
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KYOGLE DUO’S DOCUMENTARY SOLD TO OVERSEAS STUDIO

'Round Oz Ride' - the documentary about Kyogle father and son Peter and James Godfrey's cross country motorcycle journey - is going global. London-based Illumina Studios has purchased the film's distribution rights, following a screening ...
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SCIENTISTS FIND BIZARRE CREATURES IN THE ABYSS

Scientists are scouring the ocean abyss off the coast of Byron Bay, in the hope of learning more about the bizarre creatures that dwell in the deep. The North Coast is one of 13 sites ...
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‘FRIENDS OF THE KOALA’ EARN ‘GOLD LEAF’ AWARD

'Friends of the Koala' volunteers have been recognised for their decades of tireless work protecting one of our national icons. The Lismore-based conservation group receiving the first ever Gold Leaf excellence award ...
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