Regional News

Mon 20 Aug 2018

Winter cold snap to sweep across NSW

Winter cold snap to sweep across NSW

WINTER is set to finish with a chill across NSW, but this may not be the last we’ve seen of the cold this year.

UPDATE: Fire conditions ease after 'huge response'

UPDATE: Fire conditions ease after 'huge response'

A 2000ha bushfire at Ellangowan is still being controlled, with residents asked to follow the advice of firefighters on the ground.

Fri 17 Aug 2018

VIDEO: Scuba diver saves 2m shark from 'terrible death'

VIDEO: Scuba diver saves 2m shark from 'terrible death'

"I FOUGHT my fear... the shark was moving violently, but I was determined to save it.”

Woman plucked from crumbling cliff by volunteers

Woman plucked from crumbling cliff by volunteers

"SHE was scared that if she moved she’d fall down the cliff face into the water".

Puggle alert: be on the lookout for these little critters

Puggle alert: be on the lookout for these little critters

With the days lengthening and temperatures getting warmer, WIRES would like to alert the public that we are moving into puggle season.

Man charged with lighting bushfires in northern NSW

Man charged with lighting bushfires in northern NSW

More than 12 hectares of bushland was burnt as a result of his alleged actions.

Thu 16 Aug 2018

Heartbreak of farmer working for $2.46 an hour

Heartbreak of farmer working for $2.46 an hour

YOU’D think it could never happen in Australia. But somehow, this man is earning just a fraction of the minimum wage.

Wed 15 Aug 2018

'Each day is more golden': MOL's gift to embattled local

'Each day is more golden': MOL's gift to embattled local

Community bands together to help Tweed man after surfing accident

Man flown to hospital after being kicked in head by cow

Man flown to hospital after being kicked in head by cow

A man was kicked in the head by a cow on a Northern Rivers property

BUSHFIRE WARNING: Residents advised to enact their plans

BUSHFIRE WARNING: Residents advised to enact their plans

THE status of a fire which began around Mothersoles Rd at Ellangowan has been upgraded to Watch and Act.

Tue 14 Aug 2018

Foxtel to launch Australia's first 4k channel

Foxtel to launch Australia's first 4k channel

AUSTRALIANS will finally be able to tune into next-generation television broadcasts later this year.

Family ask why police stopped searching for Damien so soon

Family ask why police stopped searching for Damien so soon

"WE HOPE that the emergency services involved will review their roles in the context of wilderness searches to improve their involvement in future emergencies."

Why Jeffrey couldn’t have shot himself

Why Jeffrey couldn’t have shot himself

NEW tests done at a world-class ballistics site have found a man who police believe “accidentally’’ killed himself with a shotgun could not have held the weapon

How to ease housing cost pressures

How to ease housing cost pressures

THE cost of housing price pressure could be eased if new migrants were encouraged to settle in rural or regional centres, according to one former Prime Minister

Mon 13 Aug 2018

Cattle trapped after truck rolls in ditch near Casino

Cattle trapped after truck rolls in ditch near Casino

SOME of the cattle had to be euthanased at the scene of the crash.

The letter you don’t want to get

The letter you don’t want to get

IF YOU get this letter in the mail from the tax man, you could be in big trouble. But “don’t panic”, says one expert. Here’s what you need to do.

COLD SNAP: Northern Rivers town gets down to zero degrees

COLD SNAP: Northern Rivers town gets down to zero degrees

AFTER the spring-like weather yesterday, getting out of bed this Monday morning was a struggle.

Sun 12 Aug 2018

TRAGIC SEARCH: Friends find missing man's body

TRAGIC SEARCH: Friends find missing man's body

"THE community is both saddened but relieved to have closure. The family is in mourning."

Fri 10 Aug 2018

Motorcyclist injured, highway closed after crash

Motorcyclist injured, highway closed after crash

All northbound laned of the Pacific Highway have been closed after a second crash on the Pacific Hwy

Truck plunges into cane field after Pacific Highway crash

Truck plunges into cane field after Pacific Highway crash

One northbound lane at Stotts Creek has reopened after a truck crash this afternoon

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