Community News

Sun 17 Mar 2019

Community at a loss to explain horrific act of terror

Community at a loss to explain horrific act of terror

GRAFTON has become the centre of global media attention after it was confirmed the man accused of the NZ terrorist act grew up in the city.

Sat 16 Mar 2019

Church leaders to hold vigil for Grafton community

Church leaders to hold vigil for Grafton community

"IT BRINGS home not only can it happen anywhere, but it can be perpetrated by the guy next door who we know."

PHOTOS: Students call on politicians to save the planet

premium_icon PHOTOS: Students call on politicians to save the planet

MORE than 1500 students, adults and community members joined the School Strike 4 Climate in Lismore.

Wed 13 Mar 2019

Calls for end to roadside drug testing

premium_icon Calls for end to roadside drug testing

GREENS announce harm promises including reform to drug testing of motorists to make way for other "successful" methods.

Thu 7 Mar 2019

LOTTO WINNER: 'I still don’t believe it'

premium_icon LOTTO WINNER: 'I still don’t believe it'

'I buy a few scratchies every now and then but I love getting them for Christmas and birthdays...I've won $10 here and there but nothing like this!'

Mon 4 Mar 2019

Four locked on to machinery to defend koala forest

premium_icon Four locked on to machinery to defend koala forest

THE North East Forest alliance started a protest at Gibberagee State Forest near Whiporie this morning.

Only 78 nabbed after 8000 tested in drink-drive operation

premium_icon Only 78 nabbed after 8000 tested in drink-drive operation

ONE driver was charged with two drink-driving offences in one night after police placed 17 testing sites along the motorway between Tweed Heads and Ballina.

Mon 25 Feb 2019

Wave of beach safety education to help reduce drownings

premium_icon Wave of beach safety education to help reduce drownings

SURF safety program aimed at immigrants from non-English speaking backgrounds in effort to reduce drownings on our beaches.

Fri 22 Feb 2019

More local events fall victim to music festival uncertainty

premium_icon More local events fall victim to music festival uncertainty

NSW festival producers to step up their campaign against new regulation as government offers little detail about new rules.

Thu 21 Feb 2019

Plea  to motorbike riders in wake of tragic death

premium_icon Plea to motorbike riders in wake of tragic death

A 33-year-old man died at the scene after he collided with a cow

DOLLAR DEAL: Farming property bidding to start at $1

premium_icon DOLLAR DEAL: Farming property bidding to start at $1

'Unlike most of the properties where there is a set reserve, if you bid more than one dollar and you're the highest bidder, you will purchase the property.'

Funeral service confirmed for John Allen

Funeral service confirmed for John Allen

Bobcats stalwart to be honoured at his beloved home ground

Tue 19 Feb 2019

Climate striking students face trouble

premium_icon Climate striking students face trouble

Education chiefs have warned students skipping school to attend an activist-promoted "climate change strike".

Friends raise $8500 for shark attack victim

premium_icon Friends raise $8500 for shark attack victim

FRIENDS say the victim - a special needs teacher, works on a casual basis and will need ample time to rehabilitate.

Sun 17 Feb 2019

A wild new festival to hit Maclean

A wild new festival to hit Maclean

The inaugural event will feature dingoes, bats and bees among the line-up

Sat 16 Feb 2019

Swim fins may help in finding missing lifesaver

premium_icon Swim fins may help in finding missing lifesaver

'Still hoping for a miracle': A huge community effort continues the search for Raz Burtonwood.

Fri 15 Feb 2019

HEARTBREAK: 'We flogged our guts out' trying to save home

premium_icon HEARTBREAK: 'We flogged our guts out' trying to save home

IN A few brief minutes everything was gone, burnt to the ground by the fire that swept the region on Tuesday.

Wed 13 Feb 2019

VALENTINE'S DAY: An idiot's guide to buying flowers

premium_icon VALENTINE'S DAY: An idiot's guide to buying flowers

IF VISITING the florist to buy flowers for your loved one is a daunting or confusing challenge, here is your guide on getting the job done right.

The day final 'Ace' played: Criminal underworld exposed

premium_icon The day final 'Ace' played: Criminal underworld exposed

A MAN killed in a street shooting may have been reaching for a gun and his killer was acting in self-defence.

Tue 12 Feb 2019

The McClymonts set to star at 2019 Jacaranda Festival

The McClymonts set to star at 2019 Jacaranda Festival

Former Jacaranda Queen Sam will be special guest of honour and emcee of crowning ceremony

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