BRIDGING THE GAP IN HIGHWAY COMPLETION

A notorious stretch of the Pacific Highway is about to undergo its biggest change yet. Contracts have just been awarded for work to begin on more than 100 bridges between Woolgoolga and Ballina ...
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PYTHON CAUGHT MAKING A MEAL OUT OF POSSUM

A warning, some viewers may find this next footage a bit hard to swallow. A Brooklet resident has intruded on the mealtime of large python, capturing the constrictor making a meal out of a possum ...
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MAN TO FACE COURT AFTER RAIDS NEAR GRAFTON

Drugs with an estimated street value of almost $150,000 have been seized on the Northern Rivers. In three separate raids, police allegedly netted 53 cannabis plants, and quantities of cannabis leaf, crystal methylamphetamine, and cocaine ...
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ONLINE CANNABIS VIDEO PROMPTS POLICE RAID

A Nimbin man has dobbed himself into police after posting an online video boasting about a cannabis crop. The post prompted officers to search the man's property, where they allegedly found $700,000 worth of the ...
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FAMILIAR FACE TO PERFORM IN ‘HEDDA GABLER’

Dress rehearsals are underway, ahead of the Lismore Theatre Company's season opener. Among those preparing - a local icon - poised to live out a long-held dream ...
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NORCO TAKES OUT CUSTOMER SATISFACTION AWARD

Northern Rivers dairy co-operative Norco has taken out Canstar Blue's 2017 customer satisfaction award. The producer was chosen over 11 other big supermarket and private label brands. Management say the co-op's members are the secret ...
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ONLINE VIDEO LEADS TO LISMORE CANNABIS BUST

An online video showing large cannabis crops has led to the arrest of a man in Lismore. Police executed a search warrant at a home on Lodge Road Mountain yesterday after the video appeared on ...
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HSU SURVEY HIGHLIGHTS SEASONAL STAFFING DEMAND

Northern Rivers' frontline health workers are demanding more backup during major holiday periods. A survey, conducted by the Health Services Union, revealed a majority of its members think more on-call staff are needed ...
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COUNCIL CALLS FOR DISASTER FUNDING

Richmond Valley Council will apply to the state government for disaster funding in the wake of destructive flooding. It estimates the damage bill will cost upwards of $3 million dollars ...
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RESIDENTS ISOLATED BY FLOOD WATERS

Hundreds of residents remain stranded, cut-off by floodwaters, west of Woodburn. It comes as Emergency Services prepare to drop essential supplies to isolated properties ...
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ULTRA-RARE CARS UNCOVERED IN ALSTONVILLE SHED

Alstonville might be the last place you'd expect to find a shed filled with some of the world's most rare race cars. But on Saturday, a multi-million dollar collection was unveiled - before going under ...
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DOCTOR FACING ADDITIONAL CHARGES

Additional charges have been laid against a North Coast gynaecologist, accused of sexually or indecently assaulting patients. Glen Allen Taylor is now facing 58 counts of sexual and indecent assault. It's alleged the incidents date ...
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TEEN PLEADS GUILTY TO DRUG CHARGES

A Byron Bay man, accused of supplying drugs, has pleaded guilty to several charges. Flynn Tully Brown today entered guilty pleas for four of his 13 supply charges. Police allegedly found cannabis, methamphetamine and viagra ...
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CASINO SERVICE CENTRE NEARS OPENING

After eight weeks of construction, Casino's Service New South Wales centre is almost ready for customers. Housing a vast array of state government services, the centre aims to be a one-stop shop ...
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POLICE DODGE PUNCHES DURING CASINO BRAWL

Police had to dodge punches and flying bottles as they attempted to stop a wild weekend brawl at Casino. Police say around 50 people were involved in the brawl on Canterbury Street around 2am on ...
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CAR SWALLOWED BY FLOODWATERS

Another Far North Coast driver has had a lucky escape, after ignoring warnings not to drive through floodwaters. The woman was attempting to drive her four-wheel-drive across a flooded causeway on Lindendale Road at Wollongbar ...
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MAYOR RAISES BONALBO POLICE CONCERNS

Kyogle Shire Mayor Danielle Mulholland is campaigning for a permanent police presence at Bonalbo. Councillor Mulholland says residents feel vulnerable without an officer based locally. She's taken their concerns to Richmond Local Area Command officers ...
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NORTH BYRON PARKLANDS SEEKING TRIAL EXTENSION

North Byron Parklands has asked the Department of Planning and Environment to extend its five year operating trial. Site managers are seeking a 20 month extension, that would allow significant events to proceed, while their ...
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FLOOD RESCUES IN NORTHERN NSW AFTER PEOPLE IGNORE WARNINGS

At least three flood rescues have been carried out in northern New South Wales, as a low and trough continues to bring heavy rain and strong winds to the region. The rescues have been the ...
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YOUNG GIRL CRITICAL WITH TETANUS

A seven-year-old girl is in a critical condition after contracting the potentially deadly disease, tetanus. She was transferred from Lismore Base Hospital to the Lady Cilento Hospital in Brisbane on Wednesday. It was just one ...
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DOWNPOUR TO BRING MORE FLOODING

The Northern Rivers is on high flood alert, with tonight's downpour expected to see further road closures. State Emergency Service volunteers have already responded to almost 150 calls for assistance and eight flood rescues ...
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CLOSE THE GAP AT SCU

The 10 -17 year gap in life expectancy between indigenous and non-indigenous Australians, was at the heart of Southern Cross University's Close the Gap Day events today. The aim, to raise awareness about the disadvantages ...
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MODERATE FLOOD WARNING FOR WILSONS RIVER

The Bureau of Meteorology has warned the Wilsons River could reach moderate flooding by tomorrow afternoon. Warnings have also been issued for minor flooding in the Brunswick and Richmond rivers. Residents in flood-prone areas are ...
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DRIVER RESCUED FROM FLOODWATERS AT CORNDALE

If it's flooded - Forget it! That's the message authorities on the Far North Coast are desperate to hammer home, after performing eight rescues within 24 hours. An elderly man became the last victim at ...
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THREE INJURED IN FAR NORTH COAST VEHICLE COLLISION

Three people have been injured in a serious car crash on the far north coast. About 7:50am today, a Ford Laser and a Holden Commodore collided on the Bruxner Highway in South Gundurimba, about 10km ...
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SHARK INQUIRY PUBLIC HEARINGS BEGIN

The Environmental Defenders Office has questioned the legality of the State Govenment's shark net trial, saying ordinarily it would be in breach of Federal law. Theirs, is one of 55 submissions to the shark mitigation ...
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SUPERCELL SLAMS FAR NORTH COAST

Heavy rain has lashed the Northern Rivers region - saturating several catchments ...
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HACKERS TARGET HOGAN’S FACEBOOK PAGE

Hackers have sabotaged Federal MP Kevin Hogan's Facebook page. Posing as staff from the social network - they fraudulently gained access, before deleting around 3,000 followers and 18 months worth of posts. "Look, the thing ...
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COUNCIL CRACKS DOWN ON ILLEGAL DUMPING

Asbestos and chemicals are among the hundreds of items being dumped illegally across the Ballina Shire. Council will be installing surveillance at several 'hot spots' to help tackle the problem ...
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HOMICIDE SQUAD TAKES OVER MISSING PERSON INVESTIGATION

The homicide squad's been brought in to investigate missing Brisbane man Samuel Thompson's disappearance. Following several sightings last week - the 22 year old's distinctive orange Ford Mustang was found abandoned in bushland off Tweed ...
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