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Wed 5 Aug 2020

NEWS BITES: 10 Tweed news stories you might have missed

premium_icon NEWS BITES: 10 Tweed news stories you might have missed

Did you hear about the 100-year-old Tweed bridge? What about a Cudgen farm’s success or the new exhibitions showing?

Tue 4 Aug 2020

IT'S OFF! Jaca Festival latest casualty of COVID-19

premium_icon IT'S OFF! Jaca Festival latest casualty of COVID-19

Grafton Jacaranda Festival Committee makes biggest announcement in the event's 86-year history in response to the escalating COVID-19 situation.

Secrets to success of North Coast holiday parks

premium_icon Secrets to success of North Coast holiday parks

A beachside location is always a winner, but what else is needed to keep visitors coming back?

CONFIRMED: Local COVID-19 patient winds up in ICU

premium_icon CONFIRMED: Local COVID-19 patient winds up in ICU

AN ACTIVE COVID-19 patient on the North Coast linked to a Sydney cluster is now in intensive care.

Why the streets of Byron Bay will be very quiet this year

premium_icon Why the streets of Byron Bay will be very quiet this year

COVID-19 restrictions have forced the council to make a tough decision to keep the public safe.

Have you seen Georgie? Police ask for help finding teen

Have you seen Georgie? Police ask for help finding teen

THE 13-year-old was last seen in Tweed Heads.

Police ask for help to find missing teen

Police ask for help to find missing teen

THE 17-year-old was last seen in Mullumbimby last week.

Tradie’s ‘second job’ is literally a matter of life or death

premium_icon Tradie’s ‘second job’ is literally a matter of life or death

Craig Wade doesn’t complain about his life. But you could help others like him in less than one minute.

Is the water really ‘teeming’ with sharks?

premium_icon Is the water really ‘teeming’ with sharks?

EXPERTS, divers and surfers debate whether the number of sharks in our region is ‘normal’.

Mon 3 Aug 2020

'RECKLESS BEHAVIOUR': Health expert slams partygoers

premium_icon 'RECKLESS BEHAVIOUR': Health expert slams partygoers

PUBLIC health expert says there is no excuse for ignoring COVID-19 measures or pretending not to know about the virus

MISSING: Have you seen Natalie?

MISSING: Have you seen Natalie?

POLICE and family hold concerns for the welfare of the woman, who has not been since last week.

Do you need a fire permit in your area?

Do you need a fire permit in your area?

NSW RFS said the bush fire season has started early in some regions and urged people to check before lighting a fire.

Fri 31 Jul 2020

New supermarket would create more than 200 jobs

premium_icon New supermarket would create more than 200 jobs

THE community has been divided on plans to turn the old bowls club site into a shopping centre.

Wake me up before you yo yo on border closures

premium_icon Wake me up before you yo yo on border closures

THE only thing unprecedented about this pandemic is the level of inconsistency being adopted in dealing with it.

Beach erosion is part of a bigger, ‘crucial’ issue

premium_icon Beach erosion is part of a bigger, ‘crucial’ issue

MAYOR says we must have an “expert led” approach to climate change, like we do for the pandemic.

Saving one of Ballina’s historic treasures

premium_icon Saving one of Ballina’s historic treasures

IT’S one of Australia’s most historically significant vessels, but until now there has been no real plan to preserve it.

Thu 30 Jul 2020

SHARK: Third incident this month in notorious spot

premium_icon SHARK: Third incident this month in notorious spot

Report reveals terrifying struggle with shark at the same location of fatal attack this month

Wed 29 Jul 2020

Ballina restaurant workers wear masks to serve diners

premium_icon Ballina restaurant workers wear masks to serve diners

THE owners said they wanted to “do our part” to control the virus.

Tue 28 Jul 2020

BEWARE: Fake bank notes in the Far North Coast

premium_icon BEWARE: Fake bank notes in the Far North Coast

An alert store manager flagged a counterfeit $100 bank note used to buy cigarettes.

‘I only had 12 months to live’: How a donation saved a life

premium_icon ‘I only had 12 months to live’: How a donation saved a life

“I’VE been able to enjoy all the milestones that I would never have been around to see.”

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