BEER FUELS HIGHWAY TRUCK BLAZE

A truck loaded with beer burst into flames on the Pacific Highway near Tintenbar, around 3AM this morning. The inferno destroyed the vehicle and closed both northbound lanes for more than six hours. Thankfully, the ...
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STRIKE FORCE NABS ALLEGED ICE DEALER

A 42 year old Wardell man has been arrested, as part of an ongoing investigation targeting the supply of the drug ice. Strike Force Cheddar investigators allegedly uncovered 115 grams of the drug, during a ...
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PROTESTERS DEMAND WESTPAC BOYCOTT ADANI

Protesters surrounded Lismore's Westpac branch this morning - demanding the bank to deny finance to mining firm Adani. Those involved argue backing the multi-national's Carmichael coal mine project, would amount to environmental vandalism ...
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MERCEDES CORBY TO APPOSE AVO

Mercedes Corby will oppose an AVO being taken out against her after an alleged dispute between Corby and former friend Trudy Todd. The pair opened a tapas bar on the Gold Coast last year, which ...
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DRAGON BOAT CLUB WELCOMES ROWERS WITH DISABILITIES

Made popular by breast cancer survivors, now people living with a disability are turning to dragon boat racing for a fun day on the water. Many picked up their first paddle this morning during a ...
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WATERBOMBERS ATTACK BYRON RD BLAZE

Water bombing continued over Lennox Head today, as firefighters carefully monitored the Byron Bay Road blaze. Two helicopters dumped water from Lake Ainsworth onto smouldering bushland near the Ross Lane intersection. While ground crews worked ...
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GROUPS BRAVE THE SKIES FOR GOOD CAUSE

Six daredevils have jumped out of a plane over Byron Bay today in support of Breast Cancer Network Australia. The group - one of four across the country taking part in the initiative ...
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FIRIES GET A GRIP OVER BALLINA FIRE

A fire in Broken Head which has been burning for almost a week is continuing to be controlled. The blaze had Byron Bay Road residents on alert, after it jumped containment lines overnight. Fortunately, crews ...
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BYRON SHIRE SETTING THE PACE

Byron Bay is the home of a brand new, public electric vehicle charging station. The device is being touted as the first of its kind in regional New South Wales, which services all electric cars ...
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CASH AND CANNABIS SEZIED ON THE FAR NORTH COAST

A man has appeared in court after police allegedly located a hydroponic setup, 56 cannabis plants, and $7000 in cash while executing a search warrant on the far north coast yesterday. Just after 6 o'clock ...
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GET READY FOR FOOD OVERLOAD

Some of the region's finest chefs are preparing to cook up a storm at the 2017 Eat the Street food festival in Lismore. Last year, the event attracted 20,000 foodies to the Northern Rivers ...
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HAVE YOU SEEN JOEL?

The search continues for a missing 17-year-old school boy from Tweed Heads. Joel Noonan was last seen at a Surfer's Paradise fast food restaurant a week ago. At the time he was wearing a white ...
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BEEF WEEK QUEEN SEARCH BEGINS

The search is underway for this year's Casino Beef Week Queen, ahead of the iconic festival. Judges will select the monarch from a pool of candidates, based on their personality, confidence and knowledge of current ...
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CASINO MAN ACCUSED OF DEBIT CARD FRAUD

A Casino man's been accused of using a stolen debit card to go on a spending-spree. Police allege the 18-year-old made several fraudulent paywave purchases at a local service station. He'll face court next month ...
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FORMER SUSHI TRAIN OWNER PROSECUTED

Fair Work has launched legal action against the former owner of a sushi train business in Ballina. The ombudsman claims Dai Il Kang underpaid three workers thousands of dollars, while operating the Sushi Kuni store ...
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MEN’S SHED REPRESENTATIVES SHARE TRADE SECRETS

Men's Shed members from Tweed to Grafton gathered in Casino today, to swap tricks of the trade. 14 of the region's 16 sheds were represented at the meeting - an opportunity to meet like minded ...
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BYRON BAY RAILROAD BEGINS RECRUITING

The Byron Bay Railroad Company is recruiting drivers and attendants, to man its new solar-powered train service. A number of paid and volunteer positions need to be filled, before the locomotive can carry its first ...
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LIFELINE PLEADS WITH THIEVES TO STOP

Lifeline Northern Rivers has issued a plea to heartless thieves, to stop stealing donated goods. It comes after CCTV cameras captured bandits returning, night after night ...
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EWINGAR MAN CHARGED OVER CAMPSITE CANNABIS HAUL

A Ewingar man will face court later this month, charged with cultivating a prohibited drug. Police allegedly located 336 cannabis plants, along with identification belonging to the 38-year-old, at a Ewingar campsite late last month ...
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PRIVATISATION PLANS SPARK INDUSTRIAL ACTION

Many state-funded disability support workers walked off the job today. They're protesting plans to privatise essential services - plans, they say, will leave patients vulnerable ...
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BIG PRAWN SALE RUMORS QUASHED

Ballina's iconic big prawn isn't going anywhere, despite confusing media reports. Articles posted online claim the massive crustacean was Beijing-bound, after being bought by an international hotel chain for $3.4million. The chain in question however, ...
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MOOBALL RESIDENTIAL REZONING APPROVED

After more than three years of negotiations, the Department of Planning has agreed to rezone 50 hectares of land at Mooball as residential. The decision paves the way for a huge expansion of the rural ...
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RESIDENTS CONCERNED ABOUT COAST ROAD LIGHTS

Potential modifications to Ballina's coast road, have residents up in arms. They're lobbying council to mandate the installation of a roundabout, as opposed to traffic lights ...
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FLYING PERFORMANCE TO FAREWELL FALLEN COMRADE

A spectacular aerial display has taken place at the Evans Head Memorial aerodrome, to honour Peter Lynch. The pilot and his partner Endah Cakrawati were killed, when their plane crashed at an airshow in Perth ...
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FRUSTRATED LOCALS AIR THEIR CONCERNS ONE LAST TIME

Protesters today stepped up their fight against the closure of a Lennox Head road. It'll be replaced with parkland, but the group says it doesn't want it ...
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POLICE APPEAL FOR INFORMATION INTO MISSING TWEED HEADS TEEN

Police have made an appeal to the public to help locate a missing teenager on the state's far north coast. Joel Noonan, aged 17, was reported missing after he failed to return home from school ...
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BIG SWELL AND SCORCHING TEMPS KEEP RESCUERS BUSY

It's been a busy start to the weekend for Far North Coast surf lifesavers and marine rescue volunteers. With heat-wave temperatures set to peak tomorrow, they're urging swimmers to take care ...
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32 MDMA CAPSULES DISCOVERED DURING SEARCH

A 30-year-old man has been refused bail, after allegedly being found in possesion of 32 MDMA capsules at a Yamba hotel last night. Police from the Coffs Clarence Local Area Command were conducting patrols on ...
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SAFETY WARNINGS FOR SOARING TEMPERATURES

Forecasters are expecting the mercury to peak in the mid 40s on the Northern Rivers across Saturday and Sunday. The soaring temperatures have prompted a number of health and safety messages ...
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NET BY-CATCH COULD DEVASTATE ECOSYSTEM, EXPERT WARNS

The current rate of animals caught in shark netting could have a catastrophic impact on the ecosystem, a marine ecology expert has warned. It comes as the DPI released its second monthly by-catch report on ...
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