80,000 lights: The true spirit of Christmas lives in Ballina

80,000 lights: The true spirit of Christmas lives in Ballina

It's a bittersweet year for Ballina's most popular Santa

Scary number of drivers falling asleep while driving

Scary number of drivers falling asleep while driving

Staggering number of NSW drivers have nodded off behind the wheel.

Major brewer feels the sting of ring pull beer caps

Major brewer feels the sting of ring pull beer caps

There's a beer backlash brewing across Australia


New equipment helps keep us safe in the water

New equipment helps keep us safe in the water

ORGANISATION plays a crucial role in patrolling our waterways.

Doing this while driving will cost you 10 demerit points

Doing this while driving will cost you 10 demerit points

POLICE will be clamping down on this behaviour that costs lives.

Funeral held for beloved surf life saver

Funeral held for beloved surf life saver

WITH "much sadness", the Surf Life Saving community farewelled one of its stalwarts, a man described as a "mentor and good friend".

Scavengers run amok at Vinnies

Scavengers run amok at Vinnies

PROPERTY owners call to get rid of charity bins.

'Unfortunate accident': Man killed during storm

'Unfortunate accident': Man killed during storm

"OUR thoughts are with the family of this man and hope no one has to encounter this type of loss."


Why festivals breached patron numbers in 2017

Why festivals breached patron numbers in 2017

A FESTIVAL site and quarry were issued with penalty notices after spot inspections.

Holiday traffic already causing headaches

Holiday traffic already causing headaches

THE long weekend is just around the corner, but if you're planning to hit the road you'd better leave yourself extra travel time

Cause of mass bee death a mystery

Cause of mass bee death a mystery

AS BEES drop like flies, beekeepers warn people to stay vigilant.

A profitable partnership

A profitable partnership

East Ballina Lions and Ballina Fair team up to support drought-stricken farmers in successful appeal

Keeping the heart beating

Keeping the heart beating

Solo bike ride along east coast to raise awareness of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs)

Man charged with stalking after child approach incident

Man charged with stalking after child approach incident

Police allege the Lismore man, 50, followed a child in his car

Christmas delivery deadline looming

Christmas delivery deadline looming

December 25 is fast approaching.

$9.5 million for long-awaited bypass project

$9.5 million for long-awaited bypass project

It's not a "magic bullet”, but it will make a big difference

CAR HITS TREE: Traffic affected on Pacific Highway

CAR HITS TREE: Traffic affected on Pacific Highway

Traffic is affected in both directions south of Ballina

Man falls 15m as cherry picker topples

Man falls 15m as cherry picker topples

Rescue helicopter is on scene at the incident

Urgent recall for popular pie brand

Urgent recall for popular pie brand

There are fears the pies may contain glass

Sport

'If we can't see you, we can't save you'

'If we can't see you, we can't save you'

Vital warning issued by surf life savers as patrols kick off

'You are my hero': Boy's heartfelt note to football star

'You are my hero': Boy's heartfelt note to football star

Casino mum in tears after finding son's note to Johnathan Thurston

Seagulls soar into the final

Seagulls soar into the final

Ballina Seagulls prepare for grand final

National Sport

    Cheapest supermarket this Christmas

    Cheapest supermarket this Christmas

    22 festive items, three supermarkets - one major price difference

    Women accused of poisoning four-year-old boy

    Women accused of poisoning four-year-old boy

    Doctors told police the boy was slurring, "severely underweight"

    Huge myth about these two little numbers

    Huge myth about these two little numbers

    They say these two digits can make or break your life’s path.

    Banora Point retirement village given green light to expand

    Banora Point retirement village given green light to expand

    Another court battle for Tweed Shire Council

    'I'm haunted by the smell of burning skin'

    'I'm haunted by the smell of burning skin'

    “I’ll never, ever be able to forget it, that smell.”

    Business News

      Most affordable Mercedes-AMG model set to be launched

      Most affordable Mercedes-AMG model set to be launched

      Based on the new A-Class hatchback, as its “new entry-level model”.

      Adelaide to host Australia’s space agency

      Adelaide to host Australia’s space agency

      The planets have indeed aligned for Adelaide.

      Musk gets teary in ‘incredible’ interview

      Musk gets teary in ‘incredible’ interview

      Some are questioning Elon Musk's stability.

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        Stefanovic brothers’ troubled futures

        Stefanovic brothers’ troubled futures

        A year they’d rather forget at Channel 9.

        Amy’s ex slams dad over hologram tour

        Amy’s ex slams dad over hologram tour

        Amy Winehouse’s ex says her dad is cashing in on daughter’s memory.

        Lovato spotted kissing ‘new love’

        Lovato spotted kissing ‘new love’

        Demi Lovato has been seen kissing rumoured new celebrity boyfriend.

        Meghan’s faux pas during surprise visit

        Meghan’s faux pas during surprise visit

        Meghan’s surprise appearance broke royal protocol.

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          Shock housing market data released

          Shock housing market data released

          “In October we saw a welcome lift in the number and value"

          Prepare for ‘severe housing collapse’

          Prepare for ‘severe housing collapse’

          Prepare “contingency plans for a severe collapse" in housing market.

          Couple turn $5 into more than $3m

          Couple turn $5 into more than $3m

          Couple plan to spend their windfall helping others around them

          Why foreign property investment has fallen

          Why foreign property investment has fallen

          More foreshadowing for the looming house price collapse

          Smart retirees downsizing to apartment simplicity

          Smart retirees downsizing to apartment simplicity

          COl Walters, like many retirees, made the move to an apartment

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          Dad’s sweet plea for son with Aspergers

          Dad’s sweet plea for son with Aspergers

          After seeing his son struggling to find a job, one dad reached out.

          3000 new jobs up for grabs

          3000 new jobs up for grabs

          Australia Post braces for ‘record Christmas’ with scores of casual positions.

          Your next career: Inside the life of a snake catcher

          Your next career: Inside the life of a snake catcher

          They've been bitten on the crotch and come close to death

          Shocking job advert’s ‘offensive request’

          Shocking job advert’s ‘offensive request’

          The vacancy was posted on recruitment website Indeed

          Jobs that suffered biggest salary drops

          Jobs that suffered biggest salary drops

          THE jobs that suffered the biggest drops in salary have been revealed

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          Motoring

          Pooch pampering ramps up complete with tartan bandannas

          Pooch pampering ramps up complete with tartan bandannas

          Land Rover has released a range of 'Pet Packs'.

          ROAD TEST: What it's like to drive Porsche’s 'bargain' car

          ROAD TEST: What it's like to drive Porsche’s 'bargain' car

          Porsche Macan SUV has come in for a midlife facelift.

          Want to save money on a Golf GTI? Get its smaller sibling

          Want to save money on a Golf GTI? Get its smaller sibling

          The VW Polo GTI is $14,500 less than a Golf GTI.

          Tesla cars have some cool new tricks with update

          Tesla cars have some cool new tricks with update

          Not for the first time, Tesla has released an update.

          Outrageous cost of electric cars

          Outrageous cost of electric cars

          Audi splurging more than $21 billion to fast-track production

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