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Calls for Minister to conduct ‘genuine’ consultation on Murwillumbah mega-school

The Murwillumbah community and SOS (Save Our Schools) are calling on the NSW Minister for Education, Sarah Mitchell to...

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Gambian: ‘State budget must encourage uptake of electric vehicles’

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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.

Young animators shine on Ballina’s big screen

A group of up and coming local indigenous animators were excited to see their first films on the big screen at Ballina Fair Cinemas on Tuesday night.

Nurses and midwives rally during Health Inquiry in Lismore

Nurses and midwives will be holding lunchtime rallies across the Northern Rivers calling for nurse-to-patient ratios and highlighting widespread issues being exposed at the rural health inquiry, which is due to hear submissions today in Lismore.

‘Influencers’ – just another advertising platform…

The question being asked by many consumers is 'are influencers genuinely promoting products that they like and believe in, or is it just more advertising?

Professor Offord makes Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Ocean Shores resident and Emeritus Professor, Baden Offord, has been named on the Queen’s Birthday 2021 Honours List, ‘For distinguished service to tertiary education in the field of human rights, social justice, and cultural diversity’.