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BYRON WINTER WHALES LOOKS TO 2016

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The wild weather didn’t dampen the spirit of the Byron Bay Ocean Swim Classic. Despite the swim itself being called off this morning, hundreds still turned out for a day of fun, to raise money for local charities. Read More »

MAN PULLED FROM FLOOD WATER AT BOOYONG

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A man in his 50s is lucky to be alive, after he was heard calling from a tree, as his car washed away in flood water. It was one of a dozen rescues across the Northern Rivers, with the SES saying people aren’t getting the message about the dangers of crossing closed roads.   Read More »

SKIES CLEAR FOR MARDIGRASS

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Nimbin is embracing its counter culture reputation as part of its annual push to legalise cannabis. The 23rd Mardi Grass Festival attracting thousands to the town this weekend.   Read More »

OPERA IN THE CHANNON TICKETS ON SALE

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From Pavarotti, to Broadway… this year’s Opera in the Channon is sure to have something for every ear. “We’ve changed the program slightly just to cater for people and their different taste in music, so instead of having pure opera this year, we’re actually having opera and popular sings from musicals” said Gae Ferris, Chairperson of the organising committee. Three Opera Queensland singers are performing, including Iain Henderson, and Meg Kiddle. Early bird tickets are now on sale for the Rotary event, which is held on July 26.   Read More »

HEAVY RAIN AND DAMAGING WIND HAS SES ON ALERT

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SES crews have arrived from Victoria, as Northern New South Wales braces for up to 300-millimetres of rain overnight. Along the coast, winds are expected to reach up to 100-kilometres an hour, with swell to top three metres.   Read More »

WEATHER: EAST COAST LOW LATEST

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We are now entering the worst period, as the east coast low reaches its peak and begins to track south along the coast. Heavy rain causing flooding, strong to gale force winds and huge dangerous seas and swell will track south overnight into tomorrow. It’s expected to reach the Hunter by Saturday afternoon. Once the centre of the low passes, conditions will ease quickly in the north. The system will clear during Sunday. Boating and surfing is not recommended, until the centre of the low passes. Read More »

WEATHER: THE LOW DOWN

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The east coast low is still yet to form properly. There are two troughs deepening and both will merge tomorrow to form another intense east coast low. It will hug south east Queensland and north east New South Wales, hitting them the hardest. Gale force winds and huge seas will accompany this storm. The worst of it will be Friday into Saturday, before easing on Sunday. Rain will spin in across the northern ranges to the North West plains. Showers will be heavy at times and will extend south, but the Central Coast and Hunter should largely be spared by this system. Read More »

GREENS LAUNCH BILL TO STOP CSG

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In a move that will need bipartisan support, the Greens have launched a Bill that could see coal seam gas production banned on the grounds of public interest. It was announced in front of a large crowd in Bentley this morning.   Read More »

NORTHERN RIVERS IN CRISIS OVER LIMITED AFFORDABLE HOUSING

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An Anglicare study released today has confirmed that the North Coast is in desperate need of affordable housing…. The survey found that out of 690 homes up for rent in the region, less than 10 per cent were affordable for people on welfare. Read More »

UPDATE: ALLEGED MURDERER REFUSED BAIL

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A nurse, accused of killing two elderly women in a Ballina nursing home, has been refused bail in the New South Wales Supreme Court. Megan Haines allegedly murdered 82-year-old Marie Darragh and 77-year-old Isobella Spencer by administering fatal doses of insulin last May. Haines is also facing an assault charged after another 88-year-old woman was hospitalised. All three were residents of the St Andrew Village aged care home. Haines appeared via video link in court today. Her lawyer Michael Blair described the Crown case as so weak it was “barely above speculation”. “The motive put forward by the Crown is financial gain and concern for her employment,” he told the court. “But there is nothing in the brief to show that the applicant was going to gain one cent from these deaths.” A bail decision will be handed down at 2pm. Read More »

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