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March 1, 2024

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Investment fraud charges – Gold Coast

Detectives from the Financial and Cyber Crime Group have arrested and charged five people in relation to an alleged ‘boiler room’ investment fraud operating on the Gold Coast.

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Byron Dog Rescue: 20 years of lifesaving love and dedication

Celebrating two decades of compassion and dedication to our four-legged friends by Byron Dog Rescue.

Doing it for Dunkley

The eyes of Australia turn this week to the electorate of Dunkley in Victoria, historically the site of the Frankston riot and just down the road from where Harold Holt disappeared. Now it's the location of an all important federal by-election.

Man missing more than two weeks

Tweed Byron police are asking the public for help finding a man reported missing for more than two weeks.

Four killed in Wardell crash

The small riverine village of Wardell was the scene of an early morning crash that killed four people on the weekend.

Lismore skate ramp on the move

Tomorrow the vertical skate ramp from Victoria Street in Lismore will be transported by road to Nimbin, to a private property.

Damning 2022 flood housing audit released for Northern NSW

A performance audit of how effectively, or not, the NSW government provided emergency accommodation and temporary housing in response to the 2022 floods has been released by the NSW Audit Office. 

An extensive search was conducted by Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter off Evans Head last night following a call that a jet ski rider was possibly in trouble.

The helicopter spent approximately half an hour searching the area however there was no evidence of anyone in trouble said a spokesperson for the Northern NSW Helicopter Rescue Service.

The helicopter was then tasked with attending a property at Urbenville where a 93 year old male had suffered a severe laceration to his head in a fall at his residence.

‘Ambulance Service NSW Paramedics and the Helicopter Critical Care Medical Team have stabilised the patient and he has been airlifted to the Gold Coast University Hospital in a stable condition for further treatment,’ said the spokesperson for Northern NSW Helicopter Rescue Service.

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  1. Oh no! Please, can’t these jetskis be banned? They are a menace. Yet another expensive toy some folks seem to need to enjoy the sea. It was horrible to take a walk in Ballina along the rock wall and experience 6 of these at full throttle racing back and forth where the river meets the sea. Really? Some were so noisy I assume the jerk owner removed the muffler. Let’s get rid of them before the numbers really increase. Surely we’re entitled to quiet enjoyment of our coastal environment without these polluting, useless machines! Imagine how the marine life feels? ENOUGH! BAN JETSKIS!


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