Regional News

Thu 23 Jan 2020

Free wi-fi trial to launch at four NSW beaches

premium_icon Free wi-fi trial to launch at four NSW beaches

The state government will today announce a plan to trial free wi-fi across four NSW beaches this summer.

Ballina councillors' cold feet on jilted $1m wedding venue

premium_icon Ballina councillors' cold feet on jilted $1m wedding venue

RESCISSION motion for Tuckombil DA based on fear of a challenge in court.

One year on, transfer of road costs hangs in balance

premium_icon One year on, transfer of road costs hangs in balance

LISMORE MP says the NSW Government’s promise to take over maintenance costs for 15,000km of regional roads from councils is long overdue

Wed 22 Jan 2020

‘Special verdict’ for Kyogle man accused of inciting murder

premium_icon ‘Special verdict’ for Kyogle man accused of inciting murder

THE 39-year-old was accused of inciting people to “ambush and kill” police in an explosive Facebook video.

Olympic kayaker to stay behind bars on major drug charges

premium_icon Olympic kayaker to stay behind bars on major drug charges

The 44-year-old champion kayaker from Byron Bay has been behind bars since June last year.

State Forests reopen after fires

premium_icon State Forests reopen after fires

A NUMBER of Northern Rivers State Forests have reopened to the public after rain eases fire threat.

Friends mourn East Lismore man killed in Ballina

Friends mourn East Lismore man killed in Ballina

JESSE Vilkelis-Curas was taken off life-support five days after he was involved in an alleged attack near Missingham Bridge.

Awkward conditions face sailors on Richmond River

premium_icon Awkward conditions face sailors on Richmond River

THERE were plenty of family connections -- and tough conditions -- in the club’s first race of the year.

The search to uncover toxic danger on our firegrounds

premium_icon The search to uncover toxic danger on our firegrounds

WORLD-CLASS researchers will study soils and landscapes across the Northern Rivers to test for a toxic substance that can cause lung cancer.

Red tape a nightmare for open gender bowls comps

premium_icon Red tape a nightmare for open gender bowls comps

NORTHERN Rivers seeking answers over what women have to do to enter events previously the domain of men.

Driver’s lucky escape after truck rollover on Pac Hwy

premium_icon Driver’s lucky escape after truck rollover on Pac Hwy

A B-DOUBLE rolled over and blocked all lanes of the Pacific Hwy near Woodburn on Tuesday night.

Dog attacks rife in this Northern Rivers shire

premium_icon Dog attacks rife in this Northern Rivers shire

A NUMBER of people have been hospitalised or required medical attention after dog attacks.

Forensic tests for driver of truck carrying $1M of drugs

premium_icon Forensic tests for driver of truck carrying $1M of drugs

A SYDNEY man allegedly was found in possession of $1 million worth of cannabis in Bangalow.

Medicinal cannabis user escapes drug driving charge

premium_icon Medicinal cannabis user escapes drug driving charge

A medicinal cannabis user’s drug driving charges were dismissed in a landmark court case, renewing calls for reform.

Mum, restaurateur and chef killed in shocking road crash

premium_icon Mum, restaurateur and chef killed in shocking road crash

A mother, a restaurateur, a chef and three dogs were all killed in a horrific triple fatal crash in the state’s north on Tuesday leaving Bellingen devastated.

$25 million plan to ease traffic congestion in Ballina

premium_icon $25 million plan to ease traffic congestion in Ballina

A PROPOSAL to convert River St from two lanes to four is taking priority over a road linking West and North Ballina.

Tue 21 Jan 2020

Video shows Kyogle man speaking of ‘castrating’ cops

premium_icon Video shows Kyogle man speaking of ‘castrating’ cops

Keith Knights is on trial, accused of encouraging people to 'murder police officers'.

‘Disgraceful’: Police slam thief who stole fire charity tin

premium_icon ‘Disgraceful’: Police slam thief who stole fire charity tin

Police are asking for public assistance after a bushfire charity tin was stolen on the weekend from a Byron Bay business.

Girl's lip severed in 'horrific' dog attack outside pub

premium_icon Girl's lip severed in 'horrific' dog attack outside pub

A woman whose dog bit a teenage girl on the face outside a pub has faced court.

Which Northern Rivers towns have increased in land value?

premium_icon Which Northern Rivers towns have increased in land value?

STRONG demand for hobby farms and lifestyle properties has created a spike in rural land values.

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