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AUSTRALIA DAY SURVEY STOUSH

A patriotic celebration, or deeply disrespectful? The debate about what Australia Day means to Lismore rages on. Now, Federal member Kevin Hogan has weighed in - revealing the results of his own poll ...
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LISMORE DRIVER EDUCATION CENTRE TAKING SHAPE

The road to build a new driver education centre in Lismore has been a long and winding one, but slowly the project's taking shape. The facility is being built in memory of four teenage boys ...
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FAMILY LEFT DEVASTATED AFTER HOME DESTROYED BY FIRE

A Far North Coast family has been left devastated after their home caught alight early this morning. Emergency crews are being praised for their quick response, preventing the fire from spreading to nearby properties ...
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THOUSANDS FLOCK TO DAY #1 OF ‘SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS’

The weird, the wacky and the wonderful, there's a bit of each on offer at Splendour in the Grass this year. But police are asking festivalgoers to party responsibly. On day one, there has already ...
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RETIRED MARINE RESCUE VOLUNTEER TAKES A TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE

A former Marine Rescue volunteer has been given a trip down memory lane, in the form of a special tour of the new tower at Ballina Bar. Retired Gold Coast resident, Ivan Mackey, volunteered at ...
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SHOCK DECISION TO WITHDRAW SAND QUARRY APPLICATION LABELLED A WIN FOR PEOPLE POWER

The 'No Sand Mine for Lennox' group is tonight celebrating a win after the development application for the quarry was withdrawn. Ballina Shire Council's Deputy Mayor has called it a win for people power ...
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SPLENDOUR PREPARATIONS REACH FEVER PITCH

A record-shattering crowd has already begun to converge on North Byron Parklands, for Splendour in the Grass. Organisers worked frantically today, to put the finishing touches on what they're calling their most amazing festival yet ...
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MORE PROTECTIONS FOR SUBCONTRACTORS

Federal measures aiming to make sure subcontractors get paid were on the agenda today at a series of meetings on the North Coast. The meetings came just a day after Ostwald Brothers subcontractors were finally ...
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BALLINA BYRON GATEWAY AIRPORT SET TO REACH NEW HEIGHTS

The Ballina Byron Gateway Airport is an important link, connecting travellers to all corners of the nation. And come 20-19, it's going to be bigger and better, thanks a multi-million-dollar expansion ...
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INCREDIBLE VISION OF SHARKS FEASTING ON WHALE CARCASS

If ever there was evidence of the circle of life - this is it. Two tiger sharks and a great white capitalising on the death of a whale off Yamba in northern New South Wales ...
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WOMAN MISSING IN NORTHERN NSW

Police are seeking assistance to locate a 65-year-old woman in northern New South Wales. Patricia Jung was last seen exiting a car on Fernleigh Road, Fernleigh at 11am yesterday. She's described as being of Caucasian ...
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WOMAN MISSING IN NNSW

Police are seeking assistance to locate a 65-year-old woman in northern New South Wales. Patricia Jung was last seen exiting a car on Fernleigh Road, Fernleigh at 11am yesterday. She's described as being of Caucasian ...
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COMMUNITY FEEDBACK SHAPES PEDESTRIAN PLAN

Greater connectivity and even fewer accidents. That's what Ballina Shire Council says ratepayers can expect over the next decade. The organisation has just released its updated pedestrian access plan, that lays out a vision for ...
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LEISURE SHOW FAREWELLS FOUNDER

More than two decades after suggesting the idea - Lismore Outdoor Leisure Show mastermind Howard Atkinson, is stepping away. The loyal volunteer says he's proud of everything his team has accomplished, since launching the event ...
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DRUNK DRIVER CAUGHT SPEEDING BY MORE THAN 85KM/H

Police have charged a 34-year-old man, after he was allegedly detected travelling more than 85km/h over the speed limit while intoxicated on the state's Far North Coast. Shortly before 9 o'clock this morning, officers patrolling ...
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MAN INJURED IN CARDIFF HOME INVASION

A 77-year-old man has been left with a minor head injury, after he was assaulted during a home invasion at Lake Macquarie. The man was woken at around 1 o'clock this morning, when he heard ...
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PUBLIC ASSISTANCE SOUGHT TO LOCATE MISSING WOMAN

Police are hoping the public can assist in locating a 59-year-old woman, reported missing on the state's Far North Coast. Deborah Cox was last seen around 8-months ago in the Murwillumbah and Cabarita area, however ...
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UNSEASONAL SPIKE IN KOALA DEATHS

An early start to the breeding season is being blamed for a recent spike in koala deaths. Conservation group 'Friends of the Koala', say they've treated more than 10 of the mammals in the past ...
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CASINO NEWLYWEDS GIFTED DREAM WEDDING

Tying-the-knot was something Casino couple Lachlan and Alisha Summer's could only dream of, after Lachlan was diagnosed with terminal cancer. But with a little help and community fundraising, the couple did just that, marrying at ...
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BARING ALL FOR A CHEEKY CAUSE

Nestled away among the rolling green hills of Nimbim, life for dairy farmer's Paul and Kerry Wilson is peaceful. But an important conversation is making some noise in this otherwise quiet valley, after the pair ...
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FLOOD PLAIN RAISES CONCERNS

A plan to dismantle train-tracks and bridges near south Lismore in order to reduce flooding, has not convinced everybody. The Northern Rivers Railway Action Group wants to see detailed modelling to prove it would work ...
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LABOR’S LATEST ELECTION PROMISE

The Shadow Minister for Regional Communications says funding for the government's multi-million-dollar blackspot program hasn't been money well spent. Stephen Jones was in Lismore this week, taking aim at the 'patchy' mobile and broadband networks ...
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CONCRETE TO PAVE A SECTION OF THE PACIFIC HIGHWAY INSTEAD OF A LOW-NOISE ALTERNATIVE

It looks like the headache will continue for Wardell residents affected by the Pacific Highway upgrade. NBN News can tonight reveal the state government plans to build the section using concrete, instead of a low-noise ...
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CURTIN LAUNCHES FLOOD MITIGATION PETITION

The Nationals' candidate for Lismore has raised eyebrows - launching a petition demanding the state government urgently fund more than $8-million of flood-prevention-work. Austin Curtin says the project is too important to use as a ...
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POLICE INVESTIGATING PEDESTRIAN HIT AND RUN RELEASE CCTV

Police have released CCTV vision, after a pedestrian was seriously injured in a crash on the state's north coast over the weekend. Around 8pm on Sunday July 8, emergency services were called to Minjungbal Drive, ...
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HOGAN UNDER POLL PRESSURE

The Coalition is losing ground in New South Wales according to the latest Fairfax poll. If there's a swing to Labor at the next federal election, the seat of Page could be in doubt ...
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$6 MILLION SUMMERLAND HOUSE UPGRADE ANNOUNCED

Summerland House will soon be searching for more staff, with the popular tourist attraction about to start an expansion. Around 30 jobs will be created by the multi-million dollar project ...
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MAN RESCUED AFTER BECOMING TRAPPED UNDER QUAD BIKE

A 70-year-old man is in hospital with multiple injuries after a quad bike accident north-west of Tenterfield last night. The Westpac Rescue Helicopter was called to the property near Back Creek around 3pm after family ...
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59-YEAR-OLD PEDESTRIAN INJURED NEAR TWEED HEADS

A 59-year-old woman remains in a serious but stable condition in hospital, after she was hit by a car on the New South Wales Far North Coast. Emergency services were called to Minjungbal Drive at ...
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BEACH CLEANUP A SUCCESS

Postcard-perfect Byron Bay is known Australia-wide, for its pristine coastline. Preserving it, though, is everyone's responsibility - a message volunteers cleaning up Main Beach today, hope to spread ...
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