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Government convenes Coastal Water Safety Roundtable today

NSW Minister for Emergency Services Jihad Dib will lead an expert roundtable looking at how more lives can be saved on NSW beaches after more than a dozen coastal drownings this summer.

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More recycled material for Lennox road improvements

Lennox Head's latest road resurfacing projects are benefiting from leading edge recycling technology, converting waste to useful new life

First Australian made and owned rocket test flight coming…

Gilmour Space Technologies is looking to put Australia on the map when it comes to space flight with the first test flight of an Australian-made and owned rocket coming in a few months.

Invasive Species Council gives evidence to federal fire ant inquiry

A Senate Committee inquiry will hear evidence today that changes are needed in Australia’s fire ant response – including the creation of an independent eradication authority.

Appeal following attempted abduction – Tweed Heads

Investigators are appealing for public assistance as investigations continue into an attempted abduction in Tweed Heads at the weekend.

Rifle Range Road upgrade about to start

It’s a project that has endured many delays, but Byron Shire Council says the upgrade of Rifle Range Road at Bangalow is finally due to start in early April.

Nixie Ryan takes second at Port Stephens Pro

Lennox Head surfer Nixie Ryan was a good wave short in the final of the Port Stephens Pro so had to settle for second place behind World Junior Champion Sierra Kerr last week.

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Dangerous drive charges after two men hit by car – Lismore

A man will face court today after allegedly deliberately hitting two pedestrians with his car in Lismore.

Death by phone?

Joel McPhee, Mullumbimby To the irresponsible person who was looking at her phone whilst driving on Myocum Road on 21 January, causing her to cross...

Driver reaches 100km/h on wrong side of road in school zone

Police have arrested an unlicensed driver from Queensland, who they allege reached speeds of more 100km/h in Lismore yesterday and drove through a school zone on the wrong side of the road.

Man sideswipes three cop cars in Lismore chase

A man driving a red Toyota Camry has been charged following a police pursuit in Lismore yesterday, which left three police vehicles and at least one other car damaged.

Three charged after two police pursuits in Tweed

Drivers of a car and a motorcycle have been charged with failing to stop for police over the weekend, while an occupant of the car has been charged over outstanding warrants.

Drug seized after prime mover tailgated car

Drugs have been seized after Traffic and Highway Patrol Command officers responded to a driving complaint about a truck on the road from Lismore to Casino on Friday night.

Man caught driving on wrong side of highway at Ewingsdale

A Queensland man arrested for driving on the wrong side of the M1 Pacific Motorway at Ewingsdale on Saturday had driven almost 43 kilometres from Clothiers Creek.

Teenager charged over single-vehicle accident near Alstonville

Police have charged a 17-year-old male after the car he was driving, with four passengers inside, rolled off the road and into a paddock near Alstonville earlier this year.

Elderly driver who killed motorcyclist fails to appear in court

Expert evidence is outstanding in the case against the driver of a ute involved in a fatal crash with a motorcycle at Numinbah, north west of Murwillumbah, last October.

Lismore Heights man pleads not guilty to dangerous driving

Brendan Thomas Tickle was driving a Subaru Forrester along Bentley Rd at Tuncester on December 12 last year when police allege he overtook a car unsafely and collided with another vehicle, resulting in serious injuries to the occupant.

People becoming severely ill at home due to heat

People experiencing financial and social disadvantage are struggling to keep their homes cool in summer and becoming seriously unwell from the heat, new ACOSS research has found.

Firefighters called to Bruns Bakery yesterday

Fire and Rescue NSW say they attended commercial premises in Fingal Street in Brunswick Heads after reports of an electrical fire at 4pm yesterday afternoon.

Rifle Range Road upgrade about to start

It’s a project that has endured many delays, but Byron Shire Council says the upgrade of Rifle Range Road at Bangalow is finally due to start in early April.

Invasive Species Council gives evidence to federal fire ant inquiry

A Senate Committee inquiry will hear evidence today that changes are needed in Australia’s fire ant response – including the creation of an independent eradication authority.