DESPERATE BID TO SAVE NATIVE FORESTS

Local land care groups say our native forest are staring down an imminent death if logging laws are relaxed. It comes as dozens of people met in Lismore last night, amping up their calls for ...
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MAN EXTRADITED TO FACE CRASH CHARGES

A Lismore man who fled the state nearly a year ago, after allegedly crashing his car, then leaving his injured passengers behind, has been arrested. The fugitive was found hiding out in Far North Queensland ...
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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 ...
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GOVERNOR VISITS FLOW HIVE INVENTORS

When he isn't hosting dignitaries from around the world, New South Wales Governor David Hurley enjoys a surprising hobby. The former Defence Force Chief now marshalls troops of another kind, using an innovative Byron Bay ...
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BYRON BAY STUDENT MAKING WAVES

As HSC students step up their studies, one gifted young science whiz from Byron Bay is making waves. Beau Chaseling will be the youngest person in the state to sit two of the science tests ...
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RALLY SHUTS DOWN BYRON CBD

Byron Bay's usually buzzing CBD came to a complete standstill early this morning - protestors fighting the proposed West Byron development. The opponents say, if approved, the project would threaten the coastal town's character ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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A HEALTHY SERVING OF GENEROSITY

It was only last year that the sale of hemp seeds became illegal but today the seed is branded as a 'superfood'. Hemp Foods Australia has teamed up with charities in the Byron Shire to ...
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KERRY O’KEEFFE HELPS RAISE $10K FOR HEADSPACE

Whether your representing green and gold or a junior starting on the pitch - no one is immune to mental ill health. Today a former Australian cricketing great was on the Far North Coast to ...
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TOXIC WASTE ENDANGERING NORTH COAST RESIDENTS

It's a particle so small you can't see it - but one that's potentially deadly. It comes after a recent spike in the illegal dumping of asbestos in Lismore. Now council's on the hunt for ...
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SEARCH RESUMES FOR MAN MISSING ON NSW NORTH COAST

The search for a 72-year-old man missing at Sandon near Yamba has resumed, after he was reported missing earlier in the week. Kenneth Parker was last seen at around lunchtime on Wednesday, when he told ...
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9-YEAR-OLD GIRL GRABBED AROUND THE WAIST AT TWEED HEADS

Police are seeking public assistance, after a 9-year-old girl was grabbed around the waist on the New South Wales Far North Coast. The girl was walking along Heffron Street at Tweed Heads on Thursday morning, ...
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BODY OF MISSING MAN IN RICHMOND RIVER FOUND

The body of a 45-year-old man reported missing in the Richmond River, south of Ballina, has been found this morning. A large-scale search has been underway since Tuesday night, with emergency services responding to reports ...
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SEARCH FOR MISSING MAN CONTINUES

Efforts to locate a man presumed drowned in the Richmond River at Woodburn, have so far proven futile. Police say the missing 45-year-old may have been drunk, and was allegedly assaulted, before ending up in ...
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QUINN SENTENCED TO 2 YEARS JAIL OVER CANCER FRAUD

The saga surrounding convicted fraudster Melissa Quinn continued today after the mother of four was sentenced to two years jail at a Casino court. But in an astounding turn of events, she was later released ...
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PRAISE FOR VETERAN VOLUNTEER

She may be nearing 99-years old, but volunteer Lorna Allen says she has no intention of stopping anytime soon. The baker and seamstress...who began helping the Red Cross during the second world war - currently ...
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LABOR BACKS ‘SOLAR GARDEN’ CONCEPT

The federal opposition has thrown its support behind an innovative solar garden scheme, which a Byron-based company is developing. The concept would see investors, who are unable to generate energy themselves...purchase panels to mount on ...
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COUNCIL CONSIDERS PENSIONER CHANGES

Lismore Council will tonight consider changes to how it recovers unpaid rates from pensioners. Currently, those who fall behind on payments are let off scot free...with lost fees reaching the million dollar mark in the ...
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CASINO MAN FACES COURT OVER ALLEGED POLICE PURSUIT

An 18-year-old learner driver has appeared in court, charged over an alleged pursuit in which a police vehicle was rammed in Lismore. It's alleged police spotted a stolen car on Uralba Street, around 1 o'clock ...
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COUNCIL CONSIDERING ONE-WAY LENNOX

One way, or two way... Ballina Shire Council wants to know which direction traffic should be headed along Lennox Head's main street. It's running a survey to see the multi-million dollar budget for the town's ...
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STATE GOVERNMENT DRIVING DOWN THE PRICE OF CARAVAN REGISTRATION

It's the quintessential Aussie holiday - families piling into the humble caravan and hitting the road. But paying the registration has long been a major investment - until now - with the state government driving ...
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TWO CYCLISTS COLLIDE ON NEW SOUTH WALES NORTH COAST

A female cyclist has been airlifted to hospital after she collided with another cyclist near Lennox Head on the New South Wales North Coast. Emergency services were called to the scene on the Pacific Motorway ...
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CELEBRATING NORCO’S RICH HISTORY

Norco is the largest dairy co-operative in Australia, with its Northern Rivers origins clear even in its name. Today the co-op celebrated it's 123rd birthday, an amazing feat for an industry that's increasingly heading offshore ...
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BOMB SQUAD CALLED IN AFTER EXPLOSIVES FOUND ON THE FAR NORTH COAST

The bomb squad were called in to assist police after explosives were uncovered at a property near Kyogle. The property's owner alerted police after making the find on an old bus on Wednesday night. 90 ...
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DPI TO BEGIN BAITING YELLOW CRAZY ANTS ON SUNDAY

The New South Wales Department of Primary Industries says baits to be distributed through Lismore's CBD to control the infestation of yellow crazy ants pose no threat to human health. Weather permitting, the insecticide fipronil ...
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TWO ARRESTED FOLLOWING NORTHERN RIVERS POLICE SEARCH

Two people have been arrested, after police allegedly seized cannabis and a rifle during a search in the New South Wales Northern Rivers. Officers searched a property at Lindendale, near Lismore, at around lunchtime yesterday, ...
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PUBLIC ASSISTANCE SOUGHT TO HELP FIND WOMAN MISSING FROM BYRON BAY

Police are seeking public assistance, to help find a woman missing from the New South Wales North Coast. 20-year-old Jacqueline Kupke was last seen at a school on Carlyle Street at Byron Bay, on June ...
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SARA HUEGILL SHOPLIFTING CASE ADJOURNED UNTIL AUGUST

The shoplifting case against the wife of champion swimmer Geoff Huegill has taken a turn, with lawyers requesting a change to proceedings. Reporter Kathryn Foran was at Byron Bay Court ...
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BYRON SHIRE COUNCIL ‘BITTERLY DISAPPOINTED’ OVER NEW HOME LETTING LAWS

The home-sharing industry is a multi-billion dollar one, operating almost unregulated for years. But this week, that state government tightened its grip, introducing a mandatory code of conduct, leaving one local council disappointed ...
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