BYRON PREPARES FOR RAIL REVIVAL

Getting around Byron Bay without sitting in gridlock, probably sounds rather appealing. From Saturday, that becomes a possibility - the Byron Bay train offering commuters a transport alternative ...
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BYRON QUARRY INQUEST CONCLUDES

The family of Brendan Vickery have made a heartfelt statement on the final day of the coronial inquest into their son's death in Byron Bay. The 20-year-old Victorian died shortly after jumping off a ledge ...
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BRISBANE MAN DROWNS ON FAR NORTH COAST

A young man has drowned at a beach at Suffolk Park on the New South Wales far north coast. Emergency services were called to the beach around 12:30, following reports a man was in trouble ...
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SCRAP SHARK NETS, INQUIRY RECOMMENDS

A senate inquiry into shark mitigation and deterrence has recommended shark nets be phased out in favour of non-lethal measures. The recommendation comes less than three weeks after nets were rolled out across five North ...
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RESIDENT CALLS ON COUNCIL TO DUMP SKI JUMP

Lismore councillors are in for a long night, with a raft of controversial issues up for discussion at the final meeting for the year. Among them - whether to back an eyebrow-raising proposal to build ...
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THREE SEABIRDS ATTACKED IN ONE WEEK

​ Seabird Rescue is asking Byron beachgoers to be on the lookout for a rogue animal, that's mauled three birds in the last week. Two sadly died from their injuries, while the latest casualty remains ...
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ALMOST $1-MILLION WORTH OF CANNABIS SEIZED NEAR BYRON BAY

More than 400 cannabis plants with a street value of nearly $1-million dollars has been seized by Northern Rivers police. The discovery allegedly took place at a home in Commissioners Creek, about 50kms north-west of ...
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FIG TREE FIGHT DIVIDES LENNOX STREET

Residents of Lennox Head's Castle Drive are currently fighting a neighbourbood battle, that rivals the similarly named Aussie film. Some want a heritage fig tree axed before its roots permanently damage their homes - others ...
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RALLY TURNS TO CELEBRATION FOR BYRON REC GROUNDS

What started out as a rally has turned into a celebration for Byron Bay sporting groups who feared for the loss of their grounds to commercial interests. Hundreds turned out to the recreational fields today ...
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MAN CHARGED WITH SOLICIT TO MURDER

An Eden Creek man has faced Lismore Local Court over death threats he allegedly made against Northern Rivers police officers in a Facebook video. 37-year-old Keith Knights had to be extradited from Queensland over the ...
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MAN CHARGED AFTER ALLEGEDLY POSTING THREATENING ONLINE VIDEO

A man will face court after he allegedly called for the murder of police officers in an online video. Police say a series of abusive posts about police had been posted online for a considerable ...
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MANHUNT UNDERWAY IN GRAFTON

Police are on the lookout for a man wanted on outstanding warrants in the Northern Rivers. 41-year-old Daniel Gilbert is sought in relation to an alleged breach of parole in connection to domestic violence-related offences ...
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COUNCILLOR DEMANDS LOCAL STADIUM FUNDING

A Ballina Shire Councillor has taken aim at the State Government - demanding it help pay for a new indoor sports venue, IT wanted fast-tracked. Keith Williams says taxpayer funds should be spent on grassroots ...
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CHARGES RELATE TO “CHILLING SET OF FACTS”

A man has appeared in court over a dramatic stand-off with police at Goonellabah. Ian George Jones is facing 10 charges, including firing a weapon in a manner likely to injure. Leah White reports ...
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MAN ARRESTED IN RELATION TO ALLEGED BANORA POINT BREAK-IN

Police have arrested a man believed to be involved in an aggravated break-in on the Far North Coast over the weekend. Police say a man and a woman allegedly broke into a home on Firestone ...
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CATHOLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS STRIKE

In Lismore, 50 Catholic school teachers skipped school - to deliver their own lesson to their employers ...
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TWO PEOPLE THREATENED AT GUN-POINT NEAR LISMORE

A man will face court after he allegedly threatened two people at gun point in the Northern Rivers. Police say the incident took place shortly before 1:30pm last Friday, when a 43-year-old woman and a ...
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MAN TO FACE COURT OVER ALLEGED CAR AND TRAILER THEFT

A man who left his wallet behind after refueling an allegedly stolen car in the Northern Rivers has been charged by police. Police were initially called to the service station on Granuielle Street in Bangalow ...
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MAN WANTED AFTER HOME INVASION ON THE FAR NORTH COAST

A man has been assaulted and tied up at knifepoint by two intruders who broke in his home on the Far North Coast. The property on Firestone Drive at Banora Point was broken into by ...
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POLICE RESPOND TO REPORTS OF AN ARMED HOSTAGE SITUATION

A dramatic siege has unfolded in a residential suburb in the state's north. The tactical police unit, bomb squad and negotiators were among the emergency services who responded. Reporter Leah White has the details ...
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LISMORE POOL TO RE-OPEN

Eight months after being inundated by floodwater, Lismore Mayor Isaac Smith has announced the long-awaited memorial baths will re-open next week. It's a bittersweet announcement for local swimmers, who say new council fees could cripple ...
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TICKS GIVE BABY KOALAS A TOUGH TIME

Two baby koalas in the Northern Rivers have been nursed back to health, after significant blood loss, due to tick infestations. Rescue group Friends of the Koala says it's a first of its kind for ...
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FUTURE FARMERS PROVE THEY’RE BEST IN FIELD

They're the farmers of the future, and today, they were out to prove they're the best in their field. High school students from across the state took part in an agricultural challenge in Lismore, looking ...
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MAN CHARGED AFTER ALLEGEDLY BEATING HIS DOG DEAD

A 51-year-old man has been charged with animal cruelty after allegedly beating his dog to death at Brunswick Heads this morning. Police say they spoke with the man, who then led officers to the location ...
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SHARK NET PROTESTORS SWIM UNDER NETS

Barely 48 hours after the second shark net trial was rolled out on the North Coast, protestors have already taken to the water in anger. The demonstrators attempted to swim under a net, to prove ...
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BRUNS PAID PARKING ON HOLD

Brunswick residents say they've won the battle on paid parking, but not the war. Byron Shire Councillors voting to defer the issue for six months at yesterday's meeting ...
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SWELL OF SUPPORT FOR VICTIM OF GAS EXPLOSION

An online crowd-funding page for the father of three severely burnt in yesterday's gas explosion at Lismore racecourse has hit its $5000 target in just three hours. Lismore Turf Club secretary manager Scott Jones suffered ...
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CCTV IMAGES RELEASED FOLLOWING GRAFTON BREAK-IN

CCTV images have been released by police as part of police investigations into a break-in at a Northern Rivers business. Police say the commercial premises on Bent Street in South Grafton was broken into shortly ...
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YAMBA SEARCH ALLEGEDLY REVEALS DRUGS AND FIREARMS

Illicit drugs and firearms have allegedly been discovered during a property search on the far north coast of the state. A search warrant was executed at a house on Treelands Drive in Yamba just after ...
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