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Work is starting on Tweed Rail Trail

The Tweed Council section of the Northern Rivers Rail Trail is a 24km section that stretches from the Murwillumbah Railway Station to Crabbes Creek and work is starting on the construction.

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Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: The Gift of Experience

This Christmas I have decided to buy my friends and family experiences.  Experiences also don’t require the purchasing of ‘stuff’. And you don’t have to wrap the stuff in more useless stuff. I’m really trying to reduce the Christmas stuffing. I’m on what I call a ‘de-stuff’ diet. It’s hard, because I am one of those people who has been addicted to stuff. Experiences, if well chosen, can have a low carbon footprint. They can be stuffless.

Call for feedback on new Lismore skate park plan

Lismore City Council is calling on local skaters to provide insight into the design of a potentially new skatepark in the Lismore CBD.

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Public school teachers across the region are on strike today

Hundreds of public school teachers and principals across the Northern Rivers will strike today )(Tuesday December 7) over what they say is the Government’s failure to address unsustainable workloads and uncompetitive salaries which are contributing to growing shortages of teachers. 

Police have arrested a member of the Lone Wolf motorcycle gang after he allegedly assaulted a man with a circular-saw at North Lismore last year.

Police say the 31-year-old man allegedly went to a premises at North Lismore on the morning of Sunday November 17 armed with a circular saw.

They allege he assaulted a 30-year-old man he knew with the saw, before fleeing.

Police say the attack followed a dispute over money.

The assaulted man was taken to Lismore Base Hospital where he underwent surgery for injuries to his face and arm.

Yesterday (March 12), police from Richmond Local Area Command arrested a 31-year-old man on Alice Street, Goonellabah.

He was taken to Lismore Police Station, where he was charged with cause grievous bodily harm to person with intent.

The man was refused bail to appear at Lismore Local Court today.


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