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Ballina council taking suggestions for Lennox Head plan

Anyone with ideas for improving or protecting particular parts of Lennox and Skennars Heads has until 28 October to let the Ballina Shire Council know.

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Firearm and drug offence charges laid after Coraki vehicle stop

NSW Police say a man has been charged after a firearm and prohibited drugs were seized during a vehicle stop yesterday.

The Tweed Artisan Food Festival is almost here

The sixth Tweed Artisan Food Festival will be held at the end of the month – the festival runs for 10 days with 20 curated events showcasing the people, the place and the produce of the Tweed.

Meet Byron’s surf champ, Mark ‘Mono’ Stewart

While Byron attracts surfers of amazing skill, there have only been a few world champions. 

Woman dies in multi-vehicle crash near Lismore

A woman has died in a multi-vehicle crash south-west of Lismore yesterday.

Chris Minns visits Kingscliff to look at floodplain development risks

The potential future risks and costs of flooding to the community and government if approved, but yet to be built, housing is allowed to go ahead in floodplains was under the spotlight last week in Kingscliff.

Local MPs to embark on flood fact finding mission

Four local MPs will tour the Queensland Reconstruction Authority’s Brisbane headquarters tomorrow on a fact finding mission that will hopefully assist the flood recovery process in the Northern Rivers.

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Nats candidate embroiled in eligibility fiasco

The eligibility of Nationals federal candidate Matthew Fraser has come under question after sitting MP Justine Elliot (Labor) provided evidence that he has a...

Labor eyes Page in looming election battle

The battle for the seat of Page at the upcoming Federal election is shaping up as an intriguing one that will reveal much about the demographics and political landscape in Northern NSW.  

Hogan survives potential preselection challenge

Page MP Kevin Hogan (Nationals) has been forced to defend his stance to move to the crossbenches after he faced a poential challenge to his preselection yesterday.

Hogan looking after own interests in sitting on crossbench: Greens

The Greens candidate for the seat has welcomed sitting National Party MP Kevin Hogan’s announcement that he will move to the crossbench if there is a leadership spill. But he has described it as a 'pragmatic' decision.

Lismore uni student takes a tilt at seat of Page

Local Green groups have endorsed Lismore-raised Casino resident Daniel Reid as their candidate for the seat of Page at the next federal election, which could be held as soon as August this year.

PM in Page promising funding for jobs

Jobs will again be the focus on the election trail as Malcolm Turnbull heads to the NSW north coast today, but this time with a $25 million pledge.

Candidates versus culture vultures at arts, media forum

The three main contenders for the seat of Page will face the scrutiny of arts lovers at a specially convened candidates’ forum next week.

Govt accused of cutting road, hospital funding

Activist group GetUp has accused the Coalition of gutting north coast hospital funding in the federal budget while Page Labor candidate Janelle Saffin said road funding has been slashed as well.

Hogan could be gone if he doesn’t support Gonski

A ReachTel survey conducted in Page on Tuesday night shows sitting Nationals MP Kevin Hogan in serious trouble, with ALP contender and former incumbent Janelle Saffin ahead by 56 to 44 per cent on a two-party preferred basis.

Lismore activist named as Greens’ Page candidate

Despite her relative youth, Kudra Falla-Ricketts is well known in activist circles. As a 16-year-old schoolgirl in 2014, she played an April Fools prank issuing a fake press release announcing Metgasco was withdrawing from the northern rivers.

Rain on the way…

Heavy rain is expected across much of the east coast of Australia over the coming week, but there is cautious optimism that the Northern Rivers won't cop the worst of the falls this time.

The soul of football-based sports

'It is around this time of the year I look at myself in the mirror and ask, "what is wrong with me?"' 

Local MPs to embark on flood fact finding mission

Four local MPs will tour the Queensland Reconstruction Authority’s Brisbane headquarters tomorrow on a fact finding mission that will hopefully assist the flood recovery process in the Northern Rivers.

Hearing Australia urges action on workplace hearing loss  

With more than 1.1 million Australians continuing to be exposed to harmful noise levels in the workplace, Hearing Australia is urging workers to protect their ears from dangerously loud sounds.