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WEATHER: AUTUMN AWESOMENESS

Garry Owens WA weather

This is my favourite time of the year and the first week of March is living up to expectations.¬†Mornings have been cool and the days sunny and warm. The only catch is, it’s getting hotter inland, exacerbating the drought situation. An early Autumn heatwave is unfolding across the nation’s interior and some of that heat is spilling across the North West. It’s also affecting inland areas such as the Upper Hunter and cities like Taree, Kempsey and Grafton. The coast will be fanned by gusty afternoon seabreezes. Ocean temperatures are warm so it’s great for a swim. The fine run should continue for most of the week. Read More »

COMMERCIAL FISHING IN BALLINA TO BENEFIT FROM DREDGING

Seafood Sales

Ballina’s fishing industry has a positive outlook after the state government committed to dredging the town’s boat harbour. Minister for lands and water, Kevin Humphries, announcing the funding today. Read More »

CYCLIC CONDITIONS CONTINUE TO WREAK HAVOC ON LOCAL BEACHES

It’s been a horror weekend on Far North Coast beaches, with one death and more than 20 rescues. Surf Life Savers warn it’s only the start, as cyclone season continues to bring about bad weather and big surf. Read More »

WEATHER: COASTAL CLOUD TO BURN OFF

The southerly change that triggered a big line of severe storms yesterday pumped in plenty of cloud today that has wedged in between the mountains and the coast. Inland it is still sunny and hot. Along the coast tomorrow the cloud cover will burn off making for a fine Tuesday. There’s plenty of heat so expect the mercury to go on the rise quickly. Read More »

MAN DROWNS AT BRUNSWICK HEADS

Surf lifesavers are pleading with beach-goers to swim when patrols are on duty after a 27 year old Brisbane man drowned at Brunswick Heads late yesterday. It was another busy day for clubbies today too – with an Ocean Shores man taken to hospital with serious head injuries after a surfboard accident. Read More »

BYRON BAY BEN RUNNING FOR BEYOND BLUE

Meet Ben Ferris. Or, Byron Bay Ben as most locals know him. He loves to run. But as a kid, the now 31-year old didn’t always have that smile on his face. “My parents divorced, and the trauma in our family that was just my little escape.” Now Ben’s hoping what helped him, will also help others. His plan is to run to and from towns starting with ‘B’ to talk to locals; raising both money and awareness for the charity ‘beyond blue’. “It’s something that is close to my heart, it’s in my family and i’m a big believer in yourself and psychology.” Just call him our very own ‘Ferris-Gump’. “I did join the army and life is like a box of chocolates!” “On the first of April, Byron Bay Ben will begin his next journey, as he bounces ... Read More »

THISTLES GO FOR THREE-IN-ROW

They took the title in 2013. Then again in 2014. With virtually the same team, the Lismore Thistles are confident they can do it again. “It’d be a real important part in their football career to have the opportunity to take three in a row.” Round one of their campaign kicks off tonight against Ballina. Their focus – ball retention and quick movement. They consider themselves a well oiled machine. “That’s the sort of game we like to play, pretty important that we move the ball quickly so that the opposition can’t be settled.” Meanwhile, Ballina is almost a whole new outfit after losing six key players at the end of last year. But their Coach isn’t concerned. “They’re going to be a team that’s on the improvement throughout the year and by the time the second half of the ... Read More »

POLICE RAMMED AFTER HIGH-SPEED PURSUIT

Police on the Far North Coast were involved in a high-speed pursuit overnight, after discovering a stolen Mitsubishi sedan in Bangalow at around 12.30am. The pursuit lasted almost an hour; before coming to a dangerous end in Whian Whian when a police vehicle was rammed. A second car was stolen this morning. “If they do see that stolen vehicle we’d ask them to call triple zero or their local police but do not approach that vehicle.” Locals are being asked to look out for a MITSUBISHI SEDAN with the number plate YLV729; as well as a SILVER HYUNDAI SANTA-FE BV48QP. Read More »

USED SYRINGE PROMPTS SAFETY WARNING

It was here in Kirkland car park on Monday morning that a Lismore man stood on a used syringe; sustaining what’s health experts call a ‘community acquired needle stick injury’. It’ll now be a long six month wait until he finds out if he’s contracted diseases including HIV or hepatitis – although a North Coast Medical Director says the incident was considered low risk. “Essentially the transmission of that from a needle which is usually quite old, or certainly old enough for the viruses to die off.” Lismore Mayor, Jenny Dowell says it’s not a stand-alone instance. She urging those with legitimate reasons to inject in public, to discard of their needles safely. “In most public toilets, in fact in toilets in most shopping centres even there are appropriate places, there are syringe disposal units. So there are plenty of ... Read More »

WEATHER: FINAL WEEKEND OF SUMMER LOOKING GOOD

Newcastle Beach Weather Karynne Lawler

It’s heating up across the Hunter, North West and Mid North Coast tomorrow, with north-westerly to north-easterly winds getting strong on the coast. The chance of showers for the Northern Rivers and south east Queensland will be small so it will be mostly fine until afternoon storms fire up along the northern New South Wales ranges. On Sunday, a change will be moving in and this is likely to trigger showers and storms for the Hunter and North West around Tamworth, before spreading further north during the afternoon. Swell is abating so it will be small for surfers but good for boaties. Read More »

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