MADELEINE BARRETT CROWNED BEEF WEEK QUEEN

Beef Week - the larger than life celebration of Casino's largest primary industry - is underway for another year. The festivities officially commenced overnight, with a funny, exciting, and sometimes emotional, commencement dinner, that saw ...
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BILLYCART DERBY BRINGS BANGALOW TOGETHER

Downhill daredevils once again took over Bangalow today - the village's 24th annual Billycart Derby shutting down Byron Street. Young racers pushed each other, to see which crafty contraption was the fastest. Some, however, were ...
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34-YEAR-OLD MAN CHARGED WITH HIGH RANGE DRINK DRIVING FOLLOWING NORTH COAST CRASH

A 34-year-old man is set to face court on multiple driving offences, after he returned an alleged blood alcohol level of 0.243 following a crash on the New South Wales North Coast. Police understand a ...
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COUNCIL TO CONSIDER EXTRA SECURITY MEASURES AFTER BALLINA DEATH

Police are still piecing together the mysterious death of Aaron Marks after he was found unconscious on a footpath in the state's Far North Coast. Ballina Mayor, David Wright says Mr Marks' death has prompted ...
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POLICE OFFICERS ASSAULTED AT BYRON BAY

A 43-year-old man has been arrested, after allegedly eye-gouging a police officer and biting another at Byron Bay overnight. Officers were called to the intersection of Jonson and Lawson Streets at around 10 o'clock last ...
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A WALK TO START A TALK

After Byron local Bobby Walker's best-friend took his own life, he started the foundation 'For the Boys'. Now, he's on a mission to start a conversation about mental health that's taken him to the sunshine ...
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BALLINA MAN DIES IN HOSPITAL AFTER BEING FOUND UNCONSCIOUS

The State Crime Command's Homicide Squad is tonight investigating the death of a man in Ballina. Aaron Marks was found unconscious last weekend, and later died in hospital ...
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ILLUKA MAN DIES IN HOSPITAL AFTER BEING FOUND UNCONSCIOUS

A 38-year-old man, who was found unconscious at Ballina in the early hours of Sunday morning, has died in hospital. Aaron Marks was airlifted to Gold Coast University Hospital after being found by a passer-by ...
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CANNABIS AND FIREARM PARTS LOCATED IN NORTH COAST POLICE OPERATION

Police have located cannabis and firearm parts during a series of raids on the New South Wales North Coast. Officers raided six properties at Caniaba, Georgica, Keith Hall and Woodburn on Thursday, allegedly locating cannabis ...
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PLANNING PANEL FLAGS FUTURE PRIVATE HOSPITAL APPROVAL

The Joint Regional Planning Panel has again deferred its decision on plans for a new private hospital near Byron Bay. Although supportive - panellists decided they still need more detail, before they can allow the ...
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STATE GOVERNMENT BACKFLIPS ON MILK CONTRACT

The New South Wales government has backflipped on its controversial decision to award the Health Share contract to a dairy farm in Queensland. Norco was today reinstated as the main supplier of dairy products to ...
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INSIDE THE UNREGULATED HOME-SHARING INDUSTRY

The New South Wales government could be on the cusp of overhauling the home-sharing industry, with some services like Airbnb operating with little oversight. On the Far North Coast, the industry is a big business ...
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ENDANGERED TURTLE RELEASED AFTER SHARK NETS PULLED

Crowds gathered at Ballina today to witness the release of an endangered green sea turtle. Found tangled in fishing line, she was nursed back to full health by Sea Bird Rescue volunteers who were anxious ...
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FIRES SPARK NEW WARNINGS

As the temperature drops, fire fighters are urging residents to remain vigilant after a spate of house fires on the North Coast. In just weeks, the RFS have attended 4 house fires including one in ...
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STRIKE FORCE TO INVESTIGATE SUSPECTED BALLINA ASSAULT

Police have established a strike force, to investigate a suspected assault in Ballina over the weekend. 38-year-old Iluka resident Aaron Marks was found unconscious on River Street having sustained serious head injuries in the early ...
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WANTED MAN ARRESTED ON NEW SOUTH WALES NORTH COAST

A wanted man who allegedly cut off an ankle bracelet and moved to Queensland has been arrested in Kingscliff, on the New South Wales Far North Coast. Officers arrested the 37-year-old on Marine Parade around ...
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MULTI-YEAR REGENERATION PROJECT CONCLUDES

Three years and thousands of trees later - a major Wilsons Rivers restoration project has come to an end. More than 800 high school students have been involved in the massive effort - the final ...
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RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION SEEKS FERRY FEEDBACK

South Ballina's residents association is asking fellow locals, to have their say on the Burns Point Ferry. It fears unless council cuts season-pass prices for residents, visitor fares alone won't be enough to keep the ...
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MISSING BOY LOCATED AT GRAFTON

A 12-year-old boy, who was allegedly abducted on the Gold Coast yesterday, has been located by police in Grafton. He is believed to have suffered no major injuries. A 53-year-old man is assisting police with ...
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NORTH COAST CANCER HOTSPOT

The North Coast may been known for its beautiful beaches and sunshine, but it's fast becoming known for something less positive. Research by the Cancer Council revealing it's the most cancer prone region in the ...
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THE BOOMING BLUEBERRY

Northern New South Wales is the nation's blueberry capital, producing over 80% of the fruit in Australia. But the multi-million dollar business could get even bigger, with talks to export to China underway ...
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TWO MEN CHARGED FOLLOWING SEPARATE RAIDS

Police have arrested and charged a 32-year-old man with serious drug offences, after allegedly seizing more than 700 MDMA tablets from a Goonellabah home. "We're talking about, what we'll allege to be the upper end ...
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SAND MINE PROTESTERS GAIN BIPARTISAN SUPPORT

Shifting sands have united usually bitter political rivals, against a mega-sand mine proposal near Lennox Head... State representatives from all four major parties, putting their differences aside during a community meeting overnight ...
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PROHIBITED DRUGS ALLEGEDLY LOCATED IN GOONELLABAH HOME

A 32-year-old man has been arrested, following an amount of drugs allegedly located during a search warrant in northern New South Wales today. Around 9.20am, detectives from Lismore Police Station executed a search warrant at ...
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STOLEN GOODS RECOVERED IN NIMBIN

Police have recovered property believed to have been stolen, following a search warrant in Nimbin yesterday. Around 10.45am, officers attached to the Richmond Target Action Group executed a search warrant at a house in Gungas ...
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ALSTONVILLE FAMILY WELCOMES P.B.S CHANGES

As most Australians digest the prospect of income tax cuts, one Alstonville family is celebrating a very different budget measure. The Rickards are incredibly thankful a previously unaffordable treatment, daughter Violet requires, has been added ...
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COFFEE WITH A COP

Many of us try and avoid having a conversation with a cop but in a twist, officers from around the state are offering the public a cup of coffee and friendly ear. In Ballina, locals ...
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BOY CHARGED AFTER CHASING COUPLE WITH TASER NEAR NIMBIN

A 16-year-old boy has been charged after allegedly intimidating the public and possessing prohibited drugs near Nimbin on the New South Wales north coast. Police will allege that the boy was driving while suspended on ...
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FIRE CONSUMES A LISMORE HOME

A ferocious fire has torn through a house at Lismore on the far north coast, leaving a family with nothing. One resident, home at the time, managed to escape the flames - which fire crews ...
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