‘It was literally raining bats at Casino on Saturday,’ said WIRES incident manager Katy Stewart of the catastrophe that faced wildlife carers as thousands of bats dropped dead out of the trees in the 44-degree heat.
Richmond Valley Council has posted a red alert following an outbreak of blue green algae in the Richmond River at the Casino boat ramp.
Three people will appear in Lismore local court next month after being arrested in relation to an alleged home invasion at Casino on Wednesday morning.
The Richmond Valley Council has been given approval to remove or modify trees adjacent to properties affected by the flying fox colony.
The NSW Environment Defenders Office is calling for tougher penalties for loggers breaching conditions in northern rivers forests in the wake of the paltry $300 fines issued against Forestry Corporation for logging koala habitat in Royal Camp state forest near Casino last year.
A search has resumed for a man reported missing in bushland south of Casino earlier this week.
It isn’t the first time firearms have been stolen from homes in our region but it may be the first time thieves have escaped with the gun safe as well.
An 11-year-old Murwillumbah girl was killed and her 34-year-old father seriously injured after the light plane they were flying in hit power lines and crashed into a nearby river at Ewingar near Casino on Saturday afternoon.
An SCU lecturer and social change trainer has pronounced a crudely-produced anonymous letter, which calls on the community to boycott Casino businesses in retribution for alleged ‘support’ of CSG company Metgasco, a fake.
An overnight search has failed to find four detainees who escaped custody after allegedly stealing a juvenile justice van on at Grafton on Sunday afternoon.
Four men and a teenager were arrested in a drug raid at Casino yesterday, during which police allegedly seized quantities of methamphetamine and marijuana, as well as cash and drug paraphernalia.
A French national travelling through the northern rivers had a lucky escape on Sunday after he outwitted a knife-wielding hitch-hiker.
Richmond Valley Council (RVC) says it’s time local National Party MPs stood up for their region and push the state government to boost police presence in the Casino area.
Byron Bay’s topsy turvy NRRRL season came to a shuddering halt at Grafton’s Frank McGuren Field on Saturday.After imposing prop Chris Coleman had his jaw broken in the very first tackle of their elimination semi-final, the Red Devils never quite got into their stride as the Ghosts’ hard-nosed, percentage football carried them home by 22-6.
Elimination Semifinal Saturday at Crozier Field, Lismore 18s – Kyogle v Mullumbimby Reserve Grade – Murwillumbah v Casino First Grade – Marist Brothers v Byron Bay Qualifying Semifinal Sunday Kingsford Smith Park – Ballina 18s – Grafton Ghosts v... Read More →
Round 16 Draw Home club V Away club Venue Time Kyogle Evans Head New Park Kyogle Saturday 3/08/13 Reserves start 3pm Lower Clarence Grafton Ghosts Mclean Showground Mclean Sunday 4/08/13 18’s start 12 midday Northern United ... Read More →
Northern United Rugby League Football Club would like to recognise the contribution made to rugby league by teams in the local area by bringing back the ‘Timber Cup’. ‘The Timber Cup has been defunct since about 2006 when the local... Read More →
Peter Griffin Byron Bay rugby has scored a dominant 20–5 win against Casino last Saturday. After six rounds the Bay surprisingly sits third on the First Grade ladder behind heavyweights Lennox Head and Lismore. Byron shook off the effects of... Read More →
It was a below-par performance on Saturday from the Rebels on sponsors and supporters day, eventually scrapping out a 20–13 win over an enthusiastic Casino side at Bangalow last Saturday. Tries to fullback Will Latham and winger Chris Bleakley in... Read More →