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POLICE INVESTIGATING THE CAUSE OF A NUMBER OF SUSPICIOUS FIRES

Police have charged a Tabulam man with deliberately lighting a fire near Casino, on Wednesday afternoon. It comes as fire fighters continue their efforts to fight an out-of-control blaze in the Ellangowan area ...
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NORTHERN RIVERS GRASS FIRE DELIBERATELY LIT

A 52-year-old man has been charged with deliberately lighting a grass fire west of Casino. The blaze near the Bruxner Highway at Tabulam burned through around 12 hectares of bushland, with RFS crews able to ...
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AUTHORITIES TO INVESTIGATE ORIGIN OF ELLANGOWAN FIRE

On the North Coast, a fire just south of Casino remains at a 'watch and act' status tonight. Authorities fear the blaze, which is threatening properties, could have been deliberately lit ...
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NEW PURPOSE-BUILT FITNESS CENTRE FOR SENIORS NOW OPEN

The older we get the more difficult it becomes to stay active, but a new purpose-built gym in Ballina is hoping to change that. The centre's fitted with specialist gym equipment aimed at getting our ...
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SHORT-TERM HOLIDAY LETTING LAWS NOT A WIN-WIN FOR EVERYONE

The state government has called new regulations for short-term holiday letting a win-win deal. However, a group of Byron Shire residents is concerned the laws will cause misery for local businesses ...
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IT WAS A PROTEST… FOR THE RIGHT TO PROTEST

More than 100 people gathered outside the Member for Lismore's office this morning, to demonstrate against the state government's anti-protest laws. They're calling them an "affront to democracy." ...
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INVESTIGATION LAUNCHED AFTER MAN DIES WHILST IN CARE AT BYRON CENTRAL HOSPITAL

It's been revealed a man with down syndrome has died from a suspected case of hypothermia, while receiving treatment at Byron Central Hospital. It comes less than a year after an inquest was launched into ...
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BALLINA TEENAGER WITH A MIND FOR BUSINESS AND THE ENVIRONMENT

One of Ballina's youngest CEOs is blazing a trail in the beauty industry. Holly Somerville Knott is a go-getting teenager with Aspergers, who's also the head of her own eco-friendly soap company ...
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DEVASTATING FOOTAGE OF A KOALA TRAPPED IN A TUNNEL NEAR BYRON BAY

It was a senseless death caught on camera - an injured koala run over as it tried to find a way out of a road tunnel on the state's North Coast last year. Now, questions ...
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COUNCILLOR MOVES TO NOT SUPPORT THE RETURN OF SHARK NETS

A Ballina Shire councillor who once supported shark nets has now changed his tune. Phil Meehan is calling on other councillors and the state government to invest in all other options for the Ballina coast ...
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FIRE CREWS BATTLING BLAZE SOUTH OF CASINO

A watch and act warning has been put in place for a bushfire burning at Ellangowan south of Casino. The fire is burning in the vicinity of Wrench's Road and Ellangowan Road. Residents in the ...
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STATE GOVERNMENT PLANS TO PURCHASE PRIME AGRICULTURAL LAND FOR TWEED HOSPITAL

With 100% of the state now in drought, the Kingscliff community is amping up its calls for the government to rethink the proposed Tweed Hospital site. Despite this, NBN News can reveal the government is ...
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MOTORCYCLIST FLOWN TO HOSPITAL AFTER PACIFIC HIGHWAY CRASH

A motorcyclist is lucky to be alive after colliding with a car on the Pacific Highway near Tweed Heads. Shortly before 5 o'clock yesterday a Ford Festiva and Ducati motorcycle were involved in a crash ...
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BODY FOUND IN BUSHLAND IN STATE’S NORTH

A body, believed to be that of missing man Damien Roadley, has been discovered in bushland in the state's north. Mr Roadley was reported missing on August 2nd after failing to return from an overnight ...
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CALLS TO INCREASE THE PRICE OF MILK AS DROUGHT TAKES HOLD

The pressure is on retailers to increase the price of milk as diary farmers struggle to feed their stock. One North Coast farmer says he's now operating at a loss and fears the industry may ...
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SEARCH CONTINUES FOR MAN MISSING NEAR NIMBIN

Emergency services are continuing to search for a man missing in bushland near Nimbin in the state's north. Damien Roadley was last heard from on Wednesday, with the dog squad, SES and VRA among those ...
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WHALE TOURISM BECOMING ONE OF BYRON’S BIGGEST ATTRACTIONS

Every year, millions of tourists flock to Byron Bay, many of them head offshore to watch the annual whale migration. It's big business and with whale populations growing every year, it's only set to get ...
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HORRENDOUS CONDITIONS HINDER THE SEARCH OF NIMBIN MAN

A desperate search is underway for missing man Damien Roadley. Police and volunteers have spent the day scaling the cliffs of Blue Knob Mountain... in the hope they would find some clues as to what ...
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EVERYONE IS GOING NUTS OVER THE NEW MACADAMIA ORCHARDS

The North Coast floodplains have proven an absolute goldmine for the state's macadamia producers. The region's industry has raked in almost $100 million in the last year alone ...
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A HELPING HAND FROM ONE FARMER TO ANOTHER

Sugar cane tops are usually burnt during the harvest, but one farmer in the Northern Rivers is saving this precious commodity. Dean Murphy has been busy baling feed from his sugar cane, hoping to sweeten ...
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THE CLINCIAL TRIAL WITH A POSSIBLE CURE FOR DEMENTIA

Lismore will soon be home to the largest clinical trail for herbal medicine in the country. The study will look at the effectiveness of a Chinese herbal extract on patients diagnosed with vascular dementia ...
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POLICE INVESTIGATING AFTER CHILD APPROACHED NEAR GRAFTON

Police have released the image of a man wanted in relation to an approach on a 12-year-old boy near Grafton. It's understood the boy was outside a home on Parker Road at Lanitza at around ...
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POLICE THREATENED WITH KNIFE ON A POLE AT MURWILLUMBAH

A 53-year-old man has been charged, after police were threatened with a knife in the state's Northern Rivers. Officers were called to Dorset Street at Murwillumbah just before midnight on Sunday, after being told a ...
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MOTORCYCLIST KILLED IN FAR NORTH COAST CRASH

A man has died after a crash between a motorbike and a truck on the state's Far North Coast. Emergency services were called to Kyogle Road at Terragon south of Murwillumbah, at around 10:20 this ...
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CBD FINALLY RECOVERING, BUT BUSINESSES NEED YOUR HELP

It's been almost 18 months since Lismore's latest devastating flood. But the latest figures from council show the CBD might finally be recovering ...
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VICTIM CALLS FOR PAID DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LEAVE

As domestic violence figures continue to rise on the North Coast. Australian Services Union members are calling on the Federal Government for paid leave for victims ...
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21-YEAR-OLD ASSAULTED AT TWEED HEADS

Police are seeking public assistance to locate two men, after a 21-year-old was assaulted and robbed on the state's Far North Coast. Shortly before 2 o'clock this morning a man was walking along Kennedy Drive ...
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CONDITIONS PROVE TOUGH AT THE LENNOX LONGBOARD CLASSIC

Juniors through to seniors have competed for a podium finish at the annual Lennox Longboard Classic. A northerly wind flatened conditions for surfers who struggled to find waves ...
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CHARLES MASSEY CAPTIVATES AUDIENCES AT THE BYRON BAY WRITERS FESTIVAL

More than 100 of the world's most celebrated writers and thinkers are in Byron Bay for the annual writers festival. Charles Massey was today's favourite, captivating audience members with his talks on regenerative agriculture ...
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DOING IT FOR DROUGHT AFFECTED FARMERS

Endurance runner, Ben Ferris is coming out of retirement to raise money for drought-affected farmers. The athlete will set off from Byron Bay tomorrow morning, clocking up a 400 kilometre round trip, in thongs. To ...
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