Federal Page MP, the Nationals’ Kevin Hogan says the announcement on Friday of the preferred tenderer to build the longest bridge between Woolgoolga and Ballina, would create about 200 jobs.
The state opposition has waded into the industrial dispute between the state-owned electrical supplier Essential Energy and its workforce in which around 60 jobs are set to be axed from north coast depots.
The Pacific Highway north of Woodburn has been closed in both directions due to a truck rollover about three kilometres north of the town earlier this morning.
A case of the deadly bacterial disease, diphtheria has been reported in the northern rivers and it appears that the woman contracted it while attending a doof near Casino over Easter.
On Saturday (April 9) Casino Community Garden will transform into a holiday festival venue for the very first Flicks In The Sticks open air cinema and family festival.
Police raiding a Casino house on an unrelated matter caught a man with bags of ice (the chemical variety) down the front of his pants.
A 69-year-old woman from Tabulam died and two men seriously injured after a head-on crash on the Bruxner Highway near Casino yesterday afternoon.
Police are probing a spate of break-ins at Coraki last weekend, including the town' fire station, golf club and nursing home.
Dave Rawlins, Mullumbimby. At the Zero Emissions Byron project information night, Professor David Hood, QUT engineer, gave a fascinating insight into the current state of the climate.
Police conducted a joint operation targeting heavy vehicle compliance in the Richmond Valley area this week.
Police have arrested two men at Evans Heads and seized methylamphetamine, cocaine, cannabis, steroids, ammunition, fake identification documents and cash following an operation in the northern rivers region.
The state government has given permission for a proposed development at Evans Heads’ controversial Iron Gates site to go on public exhibition, despite a previous development on the same site being overturned by the Land and Environment Court.
A male surfer in his 50s was pulled unconscious from the surf at Turners Beach, Yamba yesterday afternoon while an elderly man was found dead in the water at Broken Head yesterday evening.
Name and address withheld. I hope Echonetdaily will push to find out what drugs the police were tested for after the recent accident in the Casino park where a sleeping man was 'rolled over' (hit) by a police van in broad daylight.
Five men have been arrested after an armed robbery and a kidnapping at a golf club at Casino over the weekend.
Police are remaining tight-lipped after officers driving through a Casino park on Wednesday afternoon ran over a man who was sleeping off too much drink under a tree.
A man was allegedly assaulted and his gold watch stolen in one of two break-ins that occurred at the end of last year. In another, a quad bike, trailer and guns were allegedly stolen.
Police arrested a 45-year-old man in Nimbin yesterday morning and charged him over a stash of stolen jewellery, drugs and weapons following a tip-off from Queensland police.
Police have swooped on illegal cannabis plantations around the north coast in the past few weeks, netting more than 12,500 cannabis plants potentially worth millions of dollars on the street.
A head-on crash between a semi-trailer and a sedan at Woodburn yesterday afternoon claimed the life of the sedan driver.
The NSW Sugar Milling Co-Operative has been fined $15,000 over a toxic discharge into the Richmond River from the Broadwater mill in September, 10 months after being cautioned for a similar incident at the company’s Harwood mill.
The state government-approved upgrade of the Pacific Highway through koala habitat south of Ballina is helping drive the iconic marsupial to extinction on the north coast, according to the NSW Greens.
A 72-year-old man will face court next month after he was allegedly found in possession of counterfeit currency at Evans Head.
Jennie Dell, Lismore. Mining is a speculative industry. Metgasco had a licence to speculate, issued by the then-Labor government and renewed over a decade with enthusiastic support from the governing NSW LNP government, represented in Lismore by Thomas George.
Two people have died after a car and a truck had head-on collision on the the Pacific Highway about 1 km south of Broadwater on Saturday afternoon.