VIKINGS TAKE OVER LISMORE

A medieval viking battle broke out in Lismore's CBD today. Members of a re-enactment group, wielding authentic swords and shields as part of the annual Viking Village Solstice at Jolley field ...
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CONCERNS HELD FOR MISSING INVERELL MAN

Information is being sought from the public to help locate a missing person in northern New South Wales. 25-year-old Dallas Albury was last seen by friends and family on July 31 in Inverell, and he ...
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JET BOAT RESCUES FISHERMAN AND HIS DOG

A man and his dog have had a lucky escape after their boat's motor failed off the coast of Ballina last night. Police tasked the Ballina Jet Boat Rescue after two flares were spotted off ...
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BEYOND THE BYRON BOOM

It's an iconic tourism destination - but it's no secret Byron Bay is struggling to cope with its growing popularity. Today, the town's business leaders took part in a conference - looking beyond Byron's boom ...
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NORTHERN RIVERS MAN WANTED ON OUTSTANDING WARRANTS

Police are appealing for information to find a wanted man in the Northern Rivers. 33-year-old Michael Foster is wanted on outstanding warrants relating to serious traffic offences including dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm. Police ...
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LIONS FINALISE TEAM FOR NATIONAL SERIES

UNE has announced its 12-player team for the National University Sevens Series' tournament in Tasmania next weekend, with locals featuring heavily. Current student Kim Resch is joined by Tamworth's Abby Schmiedel and Armidale's Bea Roberts ...
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HOGAN THREATENS TO HOLD OWN AUSTRALIA DAY

Page MP Kevin Hogan has threatened to hold his own Australia Day event if Lismore City Council goes ahead with plans to change the date of theirs. The council recently voted to look into alternative ...
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WOMAN ALLEGEDLY FOUND ASLEEP IN STOLEN CAR

A woman has allegedly been found asleep in an a stolen car by officers near the Gold Coast. Last Monday 7 August, police say a silver Honda CR-V was stolen from a home at Tweeds ...
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HEAT WAVE BRINGS FIRE HAZARD

Hazard burns combined with unseasonably hot and dry temperatures have Northern Rivers firefighters on high alert. Their pleading with land-owners not to put extra strain on resources by ignoring the rules surrounding controlled burns ...
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FIREFIGHTERS CONTAIN EAST BALLINA BLAZE

Firefighters have contained a bushfire that woke East Ballina residents early this morning. Crews managed to redirect the fire away from homes, before spending today backburning around its perimeter. The exact cause of the blaze ...
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SINGLE VEHICLE CRASH CLAIMS TWO LIVES IN THE FAR NORTH

Two people have been killed, and another two airlifted to hospital, after a single vehicle crash in the far north of New South Wales. Just before 4:30pm yesterday, police say a silver Toyota Camry left ...
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15-YEAR-OLD GIRL ALLEGEDLY APPROACHED IN LISMORE

A man will front a Northern Rivers court after allegedly approaching a child yesterday morning. Shortly before 8am, a 15-year-old girl was walking along Uralba Street in Lismore, when she was approached by a man ...
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CALENDAR PRODUCTION A CLOSE-KNIT AFFAIR

Media student Kate Hepton has come a long way since appearing in charity Our Kids' inaugural calendar. Today she was behind the lens, alongside a respected photographer, helping shoot this year's edition ...
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DRIVER FINED $450 FOR SPILLING COFFEE

A Northern Rivers mechanic has learnt the hard way that a cup of coffee doesn't always come cheap in Byron Bay. Matthew Banks was fined $450 for 'aggravated littering' after his mates poured coffee out ...
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RACING YACHT STRANDED ON BYRON NUDIST BEACH

The five occupants of a racing yacht were forced to abandon ship in the early hours after it ran aground at Byron Bay. A salvage mission is now underway - in the shallows of a ...
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RAIL TRAIL FUNDING DENIAL PROMPTS RENEWED DEBATE

Plans to convert a section of the Casino to Murwillumbah rail line into cycleway have suffered a major setback. The Commonwealth rejecting a funding request, despite the state government supporting the project ...
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HUNDREDS OF FIREARMS SURRENDERED DURING AMNESTY

Hundreds of illegal firearms have been handed into to police stations across the Richmond Local Area command, since the gun amnesty began at the start of July. They range from antiques down to replicas, but ...
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POSTAL VOTE ‘UNNECESSARY’ AND ‘ EXPENSIVE’

'Unnecessary' and 'expensive' is how some North Coast residents are describing the Turnbull Government's decision to take same sex marriage to a postal vote. They say numerous polls have already shown overwhelming support for marriage ...
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BUSH DOOF SHUT DOWN BY POLICE

A three day bush party in the state's north-east has been shut down the day before it was due to start. Police have sent a warning to organisers and festival goers that the event called ...
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CASINO HOMELESS OFFERED HELPING HAND

Community support organisations came together in Casino today, providing those without a home vital assistance. Experts warn the number needing help locally is rising, even though we can't see it on our streets ...
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MAN SHOT AND KILLED IN ALLEGED POLICE CONFRONTATION

A man has died on the far north coast after a confrontation with police. Police responded to reports of a disturbance on Turf Street in Grafton, just before 4 pm yesterday. A man armed with ...
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COUNCIL IMPROVING FLOOD PREPAREDNESS

Lismore Council plans to implement a variety of changes to improve flood preparedness. Several reviews have already yielded valuable insights, following the March disaster ...
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LISMORE STARS DANCE FOR CANCER

Lismore's finest swapped their day jobs for dancing shoes last night - all for a good cause. Following months of preparation, eleven performed in front of a packed Workers Club, during the Cancer Council's 'Stars ...
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RIDERS READY TO CROSS CONTINENT FOR SIDS

Motorcyclists are preparing to hit the road, as part of an epic cross-country charity-event. The Great Australian Ride takes off from Byron Bay tomorrow morning, with the aim of raising money to eliminate SIDS ...
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BYRON WRITERS FEST A REAL PAGE TURNER

Aspiring authors and ravenous readers have the opportunity to rub shoulders with some of the country's most acclaimed writers this weekend. There was no shortage of big names on day one of the Byron Bay ...
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TWO TO FACE COURT OVER ALLEGED KIDNAPPING AND ATTEMPTED MURDER

Two men have been charged with the alleged kidnapping of one man, and the alleged attempted murder of another, on the far north coast of New South Wales. On the evening of July 23, a ...
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DRUG DOG ‘RUFUS’ SNIFFING OUT CRIME

Top brass have welcomed Richmond Local Area Command's newest addition to the team. Crimefighting canine Rufus' powerful nose is already proving a valuable asset ...
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WOODBURN FORESHORE UPGRADE GREENLIT

Already picturesque - the Woodburn foreshore is getting a substantial makeover. More than a million dollars will be spent overhauling the space, before the town is bypassed ...
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SECOND NORTH COAST HENDRA CASE CONFIRMED

A property near Murwillumbah has been put into quarantine following the region's second confirmed case of Hendra virus this year. Samples of a 14-year-old gelding were sent for laboratory testing, with the results today confirming ...
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MULTI-VEHICLE CRASH NEAR LISMORE

A 30-year-old woman was taken to Lismore Base Hospital following a multi-vehicle crash on Bangalow Road near Lismore this morning. Emergency services were called just before seven o'clock. Three patients were assessed at the scene ...
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