SURF CLUBS OPEN DOORS

They're the volunteers responsible for saving countless lives on our beaches. Today, the public got a behind-the-scenes look at the North Coast's surf lifesaving clubs, during an open day aimed at attracting new members ...
Read More

FESTIVAL BRINGS OUT THE BEST IN WOODBURN

Lismore was forced to concede in the battle between councils at the annual Woodburn Riverside Festival. Richmond Valley took home the trophy - but the real winners were those who braved the rain to make ...
Read More

ALSTONVILLE ACTOR HAS WHAT ‘IT’ TAKES

He's just a humble teenager from Alstonville but now Nicholas Hamilton is a part of the highest grossing R-Rated horror film in history. The movie IT has reached dizzying heights in Hollywood, but the young ...
Read More

LISMORE CHURCH SET ALIGHT

A 61-year-old man will face court over arson charges next month, following a church fire in Lismore last night. Police will allege the Loftville man set a bin alight in Eggins Lane, before moving it ...
Read More

INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT AMONG ITEMS SEIZED FROM KIELVALE PROPERTY

A car is amongst a number of items seized by police during a search of a Northern Rivers property. Officers were searching the Kielvale property for firearms at around 2pm yesterday, when they allegedly found ...
Read More

OAKES OVAL OVERHAUL GETS UNDERWAY

83 years after its opening, the largest ever upgrade to Oakes Oval has commenced. Millions of dollars is being spent on the stadium to restore its reputation as a world-class venue ...
Read More

WHALE CARCASS EXHUMED AMID SHARK CONCERNS

A one-tonne juvenile whale carcass, that was buried at a remote beach in South Ballina, has been exhumed and taken to landfill. There were concerns the dead whale could attract sharks - but authorities say ...
Read More

$2 MILLION LIFE INSURANCE PAYOUT THE MOTIVATION FOR ALLEGED MURDER

It's alleged he stabbed his father to death with a sword, for a $2-million life insurance pay-off. But Michael Martin Junior claims he and his dad were the victims of a cold-blooded home invasion. Today, ...
Read More

OVER 40 CHARGES LAID INTO ALLEGED BREAK AND ENTER OFFENCES

45 charges have been laid against a man on the Far North Coast in relation to break and enter and property offences, dating back to June this year. The 41-year-old was arrested yesterday in Kingscliff, ...
Read More

ASSAULTS PROMPT CALL FOR ‘CLOTHING OPTIONAL’ BEACH REVIEW

Nudists are unhappy about one Byron Shire councillor's call to have Tyagarah Beach stripped of its 'clothing optional' status. Paul Spooner fears beachgoers are putting themselves at increasing risk, following a series of recent assaults ...
Read More

MAN’S EAR BITTEN OFF IN ALLEGED BYRON EAR ASSAULT

A man has had part of his ear bitten off during an assault on the Far North Coast. Police say a 33-year-old man and a 30-year-old woman were walking along Jonson Street in Byron Bay ...
Read More

MAN CHARGED WITH ALLEGED INDECENT ASSAULT OF 11-YEAR-OLD GIRL

A man has been charged with the indecent assault of a child at a shopping centre in northern NSW last week. Police allege the 11-year-old girl was indecently assaulted while shopping last Thursday afternoon at ...
Read More

CASINO HEALTH EXPO DRAWS CROWD

Getting active was the aim of the game in Casino today. Richmond Valley Council, together with the indoor sports stadium, hosting the town's inaugural health and fitness expo ...
Read More

CHARGES LAID AFTER WOMAN HIT WITH BROKEN BOTTLE

A woman has required surgery after another woman allegedly struck her with a broken bottle on the Far North Coast. Police say a fight broke out between the pair, aged 31 and 40, outside a ...
Read More

TOP DOGS ON SHOW IN KYOGLE

From Poodle's to Pomeranians - there was no shortage of top dogs at this year's Kyogle Show. More than 500 prized pooches were put through their paces in front of a tough panel of overseas ...
Read More

11-YEAR-OLD INDECENTLY ASSAULTED IN YAMBA SHOPPING CENTRE

Police are on the lookout for a man after a girl was indecently assaulted in northern NSW. The incident happened around 2:30pm on Thursday in a shopping centre on Treelands Drive in Yamba. Police say ...
Read More

BALLINA FLOOD DEBRIS CLEANUP FINALLY UNDERWAY

Dangerous debris littering Ballina's most popular beaches will finally be removed, more than six months after ex-Cyclone Debbie ravaged the area. The State Government stepping in with emergency funding after Ballina Shire councillors voted against ...
Read More

POLICE RECOUNT PACIFIC HIGHWAY SHOOTOUT IN COURT

A police officer has re-lived the terrifying moment he was shot at, while trying to apprehend two men following a 2014 car chase. NBN News has obtained exclusive vision of the highway showdown - the ...
Read More

RECYCLED WATER ROLLOUT CONTINUES

More than 1000 homes across Ballina now have access to recycled water. Council engineers today activated connections to hundreds of homes, with most residents unable to notice any difference in the water quality ...
Read More

LUCKY ESCAPE AFTER ALLEGED DRUNK DRIVER SLAMS INTO HOUSE

A Newcastle couple has been showered with debris, after an alleged drunk driver slammed into their home just metres from where they slept. And they're certain the situation would've been so much worse had it ...
Read More

$2300 FINE FOR SPEEDING ON THE NORTH COAST

A man has been fined more than $2300 after allegedly recording a speed nearly 80kph over the limit on the North Coast. Policed stopped the 40-year-old man from Toormina on the Pacific Highway in Glenugie ...
Read More

SEARCH UNDERWAY FOR MISSING NORTH COAST WOMAN

Concerns are held for a woman missing from the Far North Coast. 20-year-old Selena Collinson was last seen leaving a home on Orana Road in Ocean Shores, about 12.30pm on Saturday. She was driving a ...
Read More

MEMORIAL FOR FATAL F-111 CRASH AT EVANS HEAD

The lives of two aircrew killed in a crash at the Evans Head bombing range have been remembered today. Family and friends attended a special memorial, marking the 40th anniversary of the tragedy ...
Read More

STRIKE FORCE NABS ALLEGED ONLINE CHILD GROOMER

A Casino man will face court after police led him to believe he was speaking to a 14-year-old girl online before he allegedly engaged in sexually-explicit conversations with her. Police also allege the man made ...
Read More

CASINO TO BECOME CANNABIS CAPITAL

Richmond Valley Council has forged a landmark partnership that could see Casino become Australia's biggest medicinal cannabis producer. Puff Ventures wants to build a multi-million dollar large-scale greenhouse complex just outside of town, pending approval ...
Read More

BALLINA ADOPTS MARINA MASTERPLAN

Ballina Council has adopted a masterplan for a multi-million-dollar marina in West Ballina. The move means council can now rally state and federal governments for funding to redevelop the site on crown-land. "Fundamentally the aim's ...
Read More

SHORTFALL IN SHARK TOWER FUNDS

Time is running out for Ballina Council to fund the shortfall in construction of a shark observation tower at Sharpes Beach. Following a spate of attacks in 2015 council received a grant to build the ...
Read More

MULLUM CIRCUS COMES TO TOWN

From gravity-defying acrobatics, to world-class clowns. Three-hundred of the country's best circus performers have taken up residence in Mullumbimby ahead of this weekend's three-day festival ...
Read More

BALLINA POOLS OUT FOR SUMMER

It's unlikely Ballina residents will have a pool this summer, despite forecasters predicting one of the hottest years yet. Both the Ballina and Alstonville pools were pegged for completion in November - but lengthy delays ...
Read More

BALLINA CLERGYMAN CHARGED WITH STEALING DONATIONS

Only 18 months after being ordained, a Ballina clergyman has been charged with stealing donations from his own congregation. The passport of the Kenyan-born assistant priest has been confiscated and he will face court in ...
Read More