Regional News

Thu 5 Dec 2019

TV’s dirtgirl turns 10 after fireys save their world

premium_icon TV’s dirtgirl turns 10 after fireys save their world

PHOTOS: It’s not all roses and bunny rabbits in dirtgirlworld, with a bushfire offering new storylines.

Man arrested after stealing car with child in the backseat

premium_icon Man arrested after stealing car with child in the backseat

A BALLINA man allegedly stole the vehicle while a 12-month-old child was asleep in the back seat.

FULL LIST: Level 1 water restrictions

premium_icon FULL LIST: Level 1 water restrictions

Rous Water announced water restrictions will come into place on the weekend, what does that mean for customers?

WATER WARNING: Level 1 restrictions imposed

WATER WARNING: Level 1 restrictions imposed

Residents are being urged to lower their water consumption as water levels drop at Rocky Creek Dam.

Coles forced to pay dairy farmers $5.25m

premium_icon Coles forced to pay dairy farmers $5.25m

Retail giant Coles will pay millions to the nation’s dairy farmers after being accused of misleading consumers over a price rise on supermarket-branded milk.

Farmers urged to plan ahead for summer

Farmers urged to plan ahead for summer

WITH saleyards closing, farmers are reminded plan ahead for summer

Carols event to raise funds for volunteer fireys

premium_icon Carols event to raise funds for volunteer fireys

LISMORE City Council’s carols event will serve as a fundraiser for local volunteer firefighters.

‘Let my son out of jail’: Assange’s dad comes to region

premium_icon ‘Let my son out of jail’: Assange’s dad comes to region

JULIAN Assange’s father will speak out at Mullumbimby and Nimbin over the coming weeks in a bid to gather support to have his son freed.

‘F--k him up’: Accused child abductor’s threat to dad

premium_icon ‘F--k him up’: Accused child abductor’s threat to dad

One of the men accused of running a child abduction ring allegedly stalked one of the fathers and made threats that he would put him in hospital.

‘Incredibly challenging’: Bushfire recovery a long haul

premium_icon ‘Incredibly challenging’: Bushfire recovery a long haul

AS NSW continues to burn, the State Bushfire Recovery Co-ordinator Euan Ferguson said patience is the key to resilience.

Wed 4 Dec 2019

Reason behind ‘crazy’ seaweed on iconic beach

premium_icon Reason behind ‘crazy’ seaweed on iconic beach

Beachgoers have been seen struggling to get through a bizarre “mountain” of seaweed that has washed up on the sand. Here’s what’s causing it.

The viral sensation you cannot miss at Bluesfest 2020

premium_icon The viral sensation you cannot miss at Bluesfest 2020

The American musician is only one of a number of surprising names announced for the Bluesfest Byron Bay 2020 line up.

‘Positive outlook’ for crop despite drought

‘Positive outlook’ for crop despite drought

DESPITE ongoing drought Australian macadamia growers have produced a “positive” crop

Medical documents pending in teacher stabbing case

premium_icon Medical documents pending in teacher stabbing case

A woman charged with stabbing a school teacher, fracturing his arm, is yet to enter formal pleas to the charges against her.

CLOSING TIME: Tears spill as drought closes dairy

premium_icon CLOSING TIME: Tears spill as drought closes dairy

It was the little dairy that dared to dream and give its community a local milk supply, but the drought has caught up with Big River Milk.

Fancy new recycling centre comes to town

premium_icon Fancy new recycling centre comes to town

Ballina residents are rejoicing over the new Return and Earn centre opening its doors after two months without a recycling centre.

Is it Christmas without beetles?

premium_icon Is it Christmas without beetles?

THESE gorgeous scarab beetles with their iridescent shimmer used to be a wonderful signal that Christmas is on its way, but numbers could be down.

Tue 3 Dec 2019

Lifesavers honoured for giving dad a second chance at life

premium_icon Lifesavers honoured for giving dad a second chance at life

The bravery of three Sunshine Coast surf lifesavers who gave swimmer Bryce Johns a second chance at life has been recognised by Surf Life Saving Australia.

Fury as people put lives at risk in fire zones

premium_icon Fury as people put lives at risk in fire zones

RESIDENTS who ignore road closure signs and choose to drive around fire trucks in order to access their properties are needlessly risking their lives and those of...

Complaints about taste, smell of water in fire-ravaged area

premium_icon Complaints about taste, smell of water in fire-ravaged area

THE council has advised that daily testing of the water supply is being done after torrential rainfall in the dam catchment area.

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