Off Road

Mon 3 Feb 2020

‘I have lost three kids’: Parents utterly shattered

premium_icon ‘I have lost three kids’: Parents utterly shattered

Heartbroken dad Danny Abdallah, in a numb haze after losing three children allegedly to a drunk driver has a plea: “Drivers, be careful. These kids were walking...

Driving ‘on wrong side of road’ and ‘ran a red’: Witnesses

premium_icon Driving ‘on wrong side of road’ and ‘ran a red’: Witnesses

The driver of the ute which allegedly killed four children had been drinking at home with his mates when they ­decided to go and get cash from a nearby service...

Sun 2 Feb 2020

Man’s 20 charges for horror crash

Man’s 20 charges for horror crash

Four children aged 13 years and younger were killed and three others injured while the 29-year-old alleged drunk driver walked away uninjured.

Driver charged after four kids killed by out-of-control 4WD

Driver charged after four kids killed by out-of-control 4WD

A 29-year-old man has been charged with 20 offences including four counts of manslaughter after allegedly ploughing into seven children last night, killing four of...

Tue 5 Nov 2019

Cops probe video of girls on 4WD

Cops probe video of girls on 4WD

Police are investigating after video emerged of two young girls riding unrestrained on top of a 4WD in a suburban street

Wed 2 Oct 2019

'Yahoos destroying everything': 1700 sign gorge petition

premium_icon 'Yahoos destroying everything': 1700 sign gorge petition

LOCALS call for Condamine River Rd crossing plan to be overhauled.

Thu 4 Jul 2019

New SUV crowned safest car for kids

New SUV crowned safest car for kids

INDEPENDENT testing of the new SUV show that it's the safest car for your loved ones, but there is a big catch for Aussie buyers.

Mon 29 Apr 2019

Buster gets busted up leaving locals fuming

premium_icon Buster gets busted up leaving locals fuming

Locals are speculating the incident that damaged the historic beached shipwreck may be linked to a vehicle that was found stuck at Sandy Beach.

Tue 23 Apr 2019

'No sympathy': Latest Mudlo Rocks victim slammed

premium_icon 'No sympathy': Latest Mudlo Rocks victim slammed

The driver of a Ford Ranger that became wedged at the notorious Mudlo Rocks over the Easter long weekend has received a harsh backlash for ignoring warnings.

Wed 17 Apr 2019

Five Rocks camping tragedy tears families apart

premium_icon Five Rocks camping tragedy tears families apart

Driver modified 4wd prior to crash that killed teen

Wed 9 Jan 2019

Do you support driving on local beaches?

Do you support driving on local beaches?

Have your say on the future of 4WDs on Coffs Coast beaches.

Sat 8 Dec 2018

Driving a 4WD is not about having an 'ego trip'

premium_icon Driving a 4WD is not about having an 'ego trip'

"4WDs have as much right as anyone else to use the car park. Regarding 4WDs and “ego trips,” I have to disagree."

Sun 28 Oct 2018

Which family SUV should I buy?

Which family SUV should I buy?

THEY have replaced sedans as the most popular choice of family car. But not all SUVs are created equal.

Mon 3 Sep 2018

Dead dolphin found in bushland, police investigating

Dead dolphin found in bushland, police investigating

ALMOST a week after receiving reports of a car dragging a dolphin along a main North Coast road, a dead dolphin has been found dumped in the bush.

Tue 28 Aug 2018

Retirees bear brunt of 4WD car towing tax

premium_icon Retirees bear brunt of 4WD car towing tax

SLUGGING retirees extra money to buy new high-powered utes that can tow their caravans was never a good idea, writes Peter Gleeson.

Thu 9 Aug 2018

'I got bogged...' Facebook page creators speak up

premium_icon 'I got bogged...' Facebook page creators speak up

The moderators of the hugely popular Gympie region Facebook page vow for the page to return

Thu 3 May 2018

This is why you don't drive on the beach at high tide

This is why you don't drive on the beach at high tide

BEACH drivers have been urged to plan trips around the high tide, after the ocean claimed another vehicle yesterday.

Fri 20 Apr 2018

Why this ute is the next bloke magnet

Why this ute is the next bloke magnet

HOLDEN’S performance car partner has spent 30 years fine-tuning Commodore V8s, now it has turned its skills to 4WD utes.

Mon 16 Apr 2018

Spate of vehicle rescues sparks beach closure

Spate of vehicle rescues sparks beach closure

Four-wheel drive vehicles will not be allowed on the beach for at least two weeks after an excessive number of vehicle rescues at the weekend.

Mon 15 Jan 2018

Should Boambee Beach be closed until the turtles hatch?

Should Boambee Beach be closed until the turtles hatch?

THE rare turtle nest on Boambee Beach has prompted calls to close it off.

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