Regional News

Fri 10 Jul 2020

Flash flooding, storms: SES issues weather warning

Flash flooding, storms: SES issues weather warning

AN UNPREDICTABLE weather system could have a big impact on the Northern Rivers.

Experts call for tougher NSW measures

Experts call for tougher NSW measures

NSW faces an anxious 10 days as its control over the coronavirus hangs in the balance, and experts say the state should crack down as Victoria’s outbreak spreads.

Fly from $85: Virgin drops massive Qld sale

premium_icon Fly from $85: Virgin drops massive Qld sale

As Queensland swings open its borders, Virgin Australia has dropped a massive sale featuring more than half a million fares, starting from $85.

Concern for spike in cattle tick cases on North Coast

premium_icon Concern for spike in cattle tick cases on North Coast

NORTH Coast producers warned to keep an eye out for cattle tick as spike continues.

Pub patrons alert police to drunk driver

premium_icon Pub patrons alert police to drunk driver

A man who was pulled over after a leaving a hotel told police: “I’ll be honest with you, I’m over the limit”.

Liz Ellis wants to know what you think about netball

premium_icon Liz Ellis wants to know what you think about netball

THE former Australian netball captain and Northern Rivers resident will head a review into the impact of COVID-19 on the game.

300 photos of children found on Northern Rivers man's phone

premium_icon 300 photos of children found on Northern Rivers man's phone

POLICE allege some of the images were taken in shopping centres, and they have charged a 29-year-old with possession and dissemination of child abuse material.

Should electoral boundaries be changed?

premium_icon Should electoral boundaries be changed?

PUBLIC submissions into the potential redistribution of electoral district boundary lines are now open.

Accountant drank bottle of wine, three beers before driving

premium_icon Accountant drank bottle of wine, three beers before driving

A man blew 0.134 when police pulled him over for having two different number plates on his car.

Skipper too drunk to drive boat, but so was his mate

premium_icon Skipper too drunk to drive boat, but so was his mate

An apprentice carpenter thought he was doing a favour by taking control of his friend’s boat.

Thu 9 Jul 2020

Cops’ advice for grey nomads stranded in Northern NSW

premium_icon Cops’ advice for grey nomads stranded in Northern NSW

A number of travellers are biding their time in our region until they are allowed over the Queensland border.

Strict new rules for crossing the NSW-Queensland border

premium_icon Strict new rules for crossing the NSW-Queensland border

‘NEW NORMAL’: Border checkpoints will be strengthened, there will be random spot checks, cars will be searched.

Who will be playing at Bluesfest 2021?

premium_icon Who will be playing at Bluesfest 2021?

NUMBERS to next year’s event may be limited, so get your tickets now.

'Fly high, sweet angel': Tributes to teen killed in crash

premium_icon 'Fly high, sweet angel': Tributes to teen killed in crash

SHATTERED locals have sent their love to family and friends of 17-year-old Logan Bradford, who was killed when her car plunged into the river at South Ballina.

Gladys considering drastic measures to stop COVID spread

premium_icon Gladys considering drastic measures to stop COVID spread

“High risk” events like weddings and funerals could be the first in the firing line as Premier Gladys Berejiklian mulls what measures to take to stop a repeat of the...

Is virtual reality the new frontier of tourism?

premium_icon Is virtual reality the new frontier of tourism?

SOUTHERN Cross University experts believe virtual reality and augmented reality could hold the key to the future of travel.

Police warn of strong border compliance measures

premium_icon Police warn of strong border compliance measures

POLICE remind anyone without an exemption will be turned back if trying to enter NSW from Victoria.

New hope for Northern Rivers women with breast cancer

premium_icon New hope for Northern Rivers women with breast cancer

ABOUT 260 women are diagnosed with breast cancer in northern NSW each year and now there’s a better chance of a cure.

Why NSW Government has given 98ha of land away

premium_icon Why NSW Government has given 98ha of land away

The land exchange agreement will be a “significant boost” to tackle habitat removal and fragmentation.

Wed 8 Jul 2020

$4003 fine for man who lied to get through border

premium_icon $4003 fine for man who lied to get through border

A Sydney man tried to lie his way into Queensland through a border checkpoint.

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