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MAN EXTRADITED FROM QLD IN RELATION TO SERIOUS CRASH

A 34-year-old man has been extradited from Cairns, over a car crash that seriously injured three passengers on the Far North Coast last year. On July 8, 2017, the driver of a Ford Falcon with three passengers on board was allegedly travelling at high speed at Tuncester. The vehicle hit an embankment, causing it to roll several times, landing on its roof. The occupants, two men aged 25 and 26, and a 31-year-old woman sustained life-threatening injuries and were taken to Lismore Base Hospital. A 34-year-old man allegedly fled the scene. Following investigations, Queensland Police arrested a man on June 14. He was extradited and taken to Lismore Police Station yesterday and charged with a string of offences. He was refused bail, and is due to reappear at Lismore Local Court on July 4.

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FOOTY GEAR FROM THE FIELDS OF BALLINA, TO REMOTE FIJIAN VILLAGES

Saturday is game day, where teams across the region take to the field competiting for bragging rights. But it’s something we can for granted, after a trip to overseas, a local woman has made it her mission to bring sport to some of the poorest villages in the world. To support help deliver this equipment, visit the below GoFund me page: https://www.gofundme.com/my-passion-for-helping-fiji  

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TEVEN RESIDENTS AMP UP THEIR PROTEST AGAIN PROPOSED ASPHALT PLANT

Tintenbar and Teven residents are amping up their calls to halt a proposed asphalt plant in their town. It comes after the multi-national company Fulton Hogan sent a letter to several residents outlining their plans to construct a petrochemical plant. Although a development application hasn’t been lodged, long time locals say the environmental and social impacts could be disastrous. “We’ve got 3 young kids and we moved here because of the clean air for the kids. I come from an industrial town and moved away because there was no way I was raising kids next to an industry.” Hundreds are expected to attend a meeting tonight, opposing the plant. “We’ve actually got the Deputy Mayor speaking as well so we’re just hoping to inform the community of really what’s happened because there’s been no community consultation.” NBN News has contacted …

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