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Investment fraud charges – Gold Coast

Detectives from the Financial and Cyber Crime Group have arrested and charged five people in relation to an alleged ‘boiler room’ investment fraud operating on the Gold Coast.

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Pain

I am about to undergo knee replacement surgery and have been advised by Tweed Hospital that as this is...

Clothing-optional at Tyagarah Beach

I am writing to object to Byron Shire Council’s intention to revoke the clothing-optional status of Tyagarah Beach. I grew...

Time to go? The costly impact of climate change on the housing hip pocket

Jennifer Woods had lived in Wagga Wagga her whole life, a single parent of four children, a social worker and no stranger to what life on a floodplain might throw the way of anyone living there: the town has learnt to cope with floods – 60 have been registered since Federation.

Protections can’t wait another seven years for NSW critical habitat 

Protections are needed now for native habitat in NSW as the state has seen a significant increase in native...

Knitting Nannas get behind Save Wallum campaign

With porcelain tea cups, lace-covered tables and plenty of knitting the Knitting Nannas Against Greed (KNAG) headed to the...

Four killed in Wardell crash

The small riverine village of Wardell was the scene of an early morning crash that killed four people on the weekend.

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Watson skippers first Sydney to Hobart

Mullum pharmacist and publican, Craig Watson, is captaining his first Sydney to Hobart boat race, which kicked off on December 26. Watson is an experienced...

Strong winds and good tides set up a race day of fast sailing on the Tweed River

Matt Andrews with his trusty crew puts Powder Monkeys through its paces. Photo supplied. A big incoming tide and a sustained 20 knots of wind;...

Novices head to Ballina to try sailing

A squad of 15 turned up for the first of three ‘Learn to Sail’ days hosted by the  Richmond River Rowing and Sailing Club...

Women’s sailing underway in Ballina

Duncan Dey Sailboat dinghy racing in our region is confined to the Richmond River at Ballina, and the even smaller Tweed River at Fingal, but...

New sailing winners on the Tweed

Matt Andrews Forty-eight people took to the water in twenty-four boats at Fingal Head on the last Sunday in June for the Tweed Valley Sailing...

Father and son win first sailing race

Sixteen boats competed in the Tweed Valley Sailing Club’s race day earlier this month in a 10-12 knot breeze that suited newcomers to the sport well.

Remembering Peter Warner

Ballina's legendary man of the sea Peter Warner died doing what he loved best, sailing, during an attempted crossing of the Ballina Bar in rough conditions last week. He was ninety years old.

Local sailor triumphs in blustery Brisbane to Gladstone yacht race

Local sailor Craig Watson battled near gale-force winds on Coopers to have one of his best ever Brisbane to Gladstone yacht races claiming fourth place in line honours.

Sailing is back on at Ballina

Ballina’s Richmond River club opened its season on Sunday, 6 September in a perfect 12-knot sou-easter.

Sailing is back on at Ballina

Duncan Dey Ballina’s Richmond River club opened its season on Sunday, 6 September in a perfect 12-knot sou-easter. Four fleets started their hour-plus races, with each...

How to supply water to the increasing population?

It is predicted that the next 40 years will see the demand for water increase by 50 per cent in the local government areas that Rous County Council supply with water.

Protections can’t wait another seven years for NSW critical habitat 

Protections are needed now for native habitat in NSW as the state has seen a significant increase in native habitat clearing following the NSW...

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.

Floodplain fury

With the two-year flood anniversary being recognised this week, Council appears to be pushing on with its plans to seek approval from the state government for floodplain development in Mullumbimby.