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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Rental crisis leaves family of six without permanent homeanywhere within reasonable driving distance of Lismore and they had inspected p
Rental crisis leaves family of six without permanent home
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 4 hours ago
anywhere within reasonable driving distance of Lismore and they had inspected properties in nearby Casino, Alstonville and Ballina. "It doesn't matter where you go on the north coast, it's bad everywhere," she said. The family received a few... Read more
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Toowoomba Chronicle
Bring the great outdoors insideplants are ideal for flat/unit dwellers, office decoration (I just recently ass
Bring the great outdoors inside
Toowoomba Chronicle / Posted 4 hours ago
plants are ideal for flat/unit dwellers, office decoration (I just recently assisted our son to set up his office in Ballina with lovely greenery) and places with small yards. Plants in pots can replace flowers as they are less time... Read more
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Daily Examiner
FitzSimons brings Republic mission to Northern Rivers todayTHE Australian Republican Movement's National Chair Peter FitzSimons AM will be
FitzSimons brings Republic mission to Northern Rivers today
Daily Examiner / Posted 6 hours ago
THE Australian Republican Movement's National Chair Peter FitzSimons AM will be speaking in Lismore and Ballina today as part of the ARM's grassroots campaign. FitzSimons will be meeting supporters, and those who are yet to be convinced, on the... Read more
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Daily Examiner
Blasting on Pacific Highway for upgradeblasting will be carried out near the Pacific Hwy at Glenugie as part of the up
Blasting on Pacific Highway for upgrade
Daily Examiner / Posted 6 hours ago
blasting will be carried out near the Pacific Hwy at Glenugie as part of the upgrade of the highway between Woolgoolga and Ballina. The blasting will be carried out on Wednesday between 1pm and 1.30pm near Bald Knob Rd. For the safety of workers... Read more
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Northern Star
Young homeowners looking to this part of the Northern Riversdevelopment activity, upgraded infrastructure and employment opportunities are
Young homeowners looking to this part of the Northern Rivers
Northern Star / Posted 6 hours ago
development activity, upgraded infrastructure and employment opportunities are encouraging young residents in the Lennox-Ballina area to purchase in their area. Elders Lennox Head principal Michael King said improved lifestyle and economic... Read more
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Northern Star
Bring the great outdoors insideplants are ideal for flat/unit dwellers, office decoration (I just recently ass
Bring the great outdoors inside
Northern Star / Posted 6 hours ago
plants are ideal for flat/unit dwellers, office decoration (I just recently assisted our son to set up his office in Ballina with lovely greenery) and places with small yards. Plants in pots can replace flowers as they are less time... Read more
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Northern Star
FitzSimons brings Republic mission to Northern Rivers todayTHE Australian Republican Movement's National Chair Peter FitzSimons AM will be
FitzSimons brings Republic mission to Northern Rivers today
Northern Star / Posted 6 hours ago
THE Australian Republican Movement's National Chair Peter FitzSimons AM will be speaking in Lismore and Ballina today as part of the ARM's grassroots campaign. FitzSimons will be meeting supporters, and those who are yet to be convinced, on the... Read more
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Northern Star
Simply the best: Mitch’s top 5 NRRRL playersthe first time and was among the best in a big win. His Cougars also bounced b
Simply the best: Mitch’s top 5 NRRRL players
Northern Star / Posted 11 hours ago
the first time and was among the best in a big win. His Cougars also bounced back from consecutive losses when they beat Ballina 36-14 on Sunday. They have a short turnaround now with a home game against Kyogle at Queen Elizabeth Park on... Read more
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Daily Examiner
Extra fees for oversize graves a first says funeral directorA GRAFTON funeral director says charging extra for graves for obese or tall bod
Extra fees for oversize graves a first says funeral director
Daily Examiner / Posted yesterday
A GRAFTON funeral director says charging extra for graves for obese or tall bodies would be a first for him. This week Ballina Shire Council will discuss its Cemetery Management Policy, which includes an extra fee of $160 to bury oversize... Read more
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Northern Star
Free movie screening at Ballina Fair Cinema tonightTHERE will be a free screening of the movie Broke tonight at Ballina Fair Cinem
Free movie screening at Ballina Fair Cinema tonight
Northern Star / Posted yesterday
THERE will be a free screening of the movie Broke tonight at Ballina Fair Cinema. The movie lines up with Responsible Gambling Awareness Week, which started today and continues until Friday. Rugby League legend Mark Graham described the movie as "a... Read more
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Northern Star
New playground for Alstonville now completeplan. Other parks in the Shire have also benefited with play equipment and sof
New playground for Alstonville now complete
Northern Star / Posted yesterday
plan. Other parks in the Shire have also benefited with play equipment and soft fall upgrades at Westlands Park West Ballina, Lions Park and Lakefield Park Lennox Head, Alabaster Park Alstonville, Missingham Park Ballina, and Fitzroy Park and... Read more
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Daily Examiner
Council to consider extra charge for oversized burialsfee for all," was the response from the council when The Daily Examiner asked i
Council to consider extra charge for oversized burials
Daily Examiner / Posted yesterday
fee for all," was the response from the council when The Daily Examiner asked if it had plans to follow its neighbour, Ballina, in charging extra to bury fat or tall people. Ballina councillors will decide on Tuesday if they will continue to... Read more
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Daily Examiner
CVC democratic when it comes to charging for burialsfee for all," was the response from the council when The Daily Examiner asked i
CVC democratic when it comes to charging for burials
Daily Examiner / Posted yesterday
fee for all," was the response from the council when The Daily Examiner asked if it had plans to follow its neighbour, Ballina, in charging extra to bury fat or tall people. Ballina councillors will decide on Tuesday if they will continue to... Read more
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Daily Examiner
North Coast crushed under weight of Northern Riversscore reached 32-0 when former South Grafton Rebels halfback Roy Bell converted
North Coast crushed under weight of Northern Rivers
Daily Examiner / Posted yesterday
score reached 32-0 when former South Grafton Rebels halfback Roy Bell converted his own try early in the second half. Ballina second-rower Anthony Colman, Cudgen’s Jake Sands and Tweed Coast winger Guy Lanston all finished the game with... Read more
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Northern Star
Coraki and Northern Star get the points but fail to impressCORAKI hung on to defeat East Lismore 2-0 while Northern Star overcame a stubbo
Coraki and Northern Star get the points but fail to impress
Northern Star / Posted yesterday
CORAKI hung on to defeat East Lismore 2-0 while Northern Star overcame a stubborn Ballina 3-1 in Far North Coast A-grade men's hockey. In the Premier League, East Lismore drew 1-all with an improving Royals at Grafton on Saturday. Star didn't play... Read more
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Northern Star
Netball carnival a good lead-up to state titlesideal preparation for the State titles in June and July. It was also the first
Netball carnival a good lead-up to state titles
Northern Star / Posted yesterday
ideal preparation for the State titles in June and July. It was also the first major test of the newly surfaced courts in Ballina Street. Although the carnival was non-competitive, Lismore Under-15s completed the day undefeated and Lismore... Read more
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Northern Star
Lismore City breaks through with their first winhard to get the points against Southern Cross University. In other games on Sa
Lismore City breaks through with their first win
Northern Star / Posted yesterday
hard to get the points against Southern Cross University. In other games on Saturday, Byron Bay thrashed Lennox Head and Ballina defeated Bangalow. Prop Damien Keys crossed for three tries in the Greens’ 27-19 away win over Casino. Lismore led... Read more
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Toowoomba Chronicle
Government using shark drones off North Coast watersaerial surveillance is currently underway on weekends on the NSW North Coast fr
Government using shark drones off North Coast waters
Toowoomba Chronicle / Posted yesterday
aerial surveillance is currently underway on weekends on the NSW North Coast from Point Danger, Tweed Heads to South Ballina. "Sharks seen by the helicopters and deemed to be posing a potential danger to swimmers and surfers will be... Read more
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Northern Star
New Ballina Players show is from a forbidden planetBALLINA Players’ stage will explode with light and sound as Captain Tempest’s s
New Ballina Players show is from a forbidden planet
Northern Star / Posted 2 days ago
BALLINA Players’ stage will explode with light and sound as Captain Tempest’s spaceship hits a meteor shower and is drawn irrevocably towards the forbidden planet D’Illyria. What happens next is the subject of the Ballina theatre group’s 1960s... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
Personal shark repellent to get surfers back to the breakof shark movements, as well as extending traditional aerial surveillance at bea
Personal shark repellent to get surfers back to the break
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 2 days ago
of shark movements, as well as extending traditional aerial surveillance at beaches. But a high-tech barrier planned for Ballina, the site of previous shark attacks, has encountered protests from surfers and difficulties with shifting sands, and... Read more
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Northern Daily Leader
Personal shark repellent to get surfers back to the breakof shark movements, as well as extending traditional aerial surveillance at bea
Personal shark repellent to get surfers back to the break
Northern Daily Leader / Posted 2 days ago
of shark movements, as well as extending traditional aerial surveillance at beaches. But a high-tech barrier planned for Ballina, the site of previous shark attacks, has encountered protests from surfers and difficulties with shifting sands, and... Read more
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The Young Witness
Personal shark repellent to get surfers back to the breakof shark movements, as well as extending traditional aerial surveillance at bea
Personal shark repellent to get surfers back to the break
The Young Witness / Posted 2 days ago
of shark movements, as well as extending traditional aerial surveillance at beaches. But a high-tech barrier planned for Ballina, the site of previous shark attacks, has encountered protests from surfers and difficulties with shifting sands, and... Read more
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Western Advocate
Personal shark repellent to get surfers back to the breakof shark movements, as well as extending traditional aerial surveillance at bea
Personal shark repellent to get surfers back to the break
Western Advocate / Posted 2 days ago
of shark movements, as well as extending traditional aerial surveillance at beaches. But a high-tech barrier planned for Ballina, the site of previous shark attacks, has encountered protests from surfers and difficulties with shifting sands, and... Read more
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The Scranton Times-Tribune
Biden's lineage traced back to Scranton's sister city in IrelandAmong the many who immigrated to the Lackawanna Valley from the Irish city of B
Biden's lineage traced back to Scranton's sister city in Ireland
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted 2 days ago
Among the many who immigrated to the Lackawanna Valley from the Irish city of Ballina were the ancestors of Vice President and Scranton native Joe Biden, new research confirms. Researchers at the Mayo North Heritage Centre in County Mayo, Ireland,... Read more
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Northern Star
Steve Passfield is Goin’ It Alonebut if you’re doing what you love, and people get a kick and relate to your sto
Steve Passfield is Goin’ It Alone
Northern Star / Posted 3 days ago
but if you’re doing what you love, and people get a kick and relate to your story, then it’s worthwhile continuing to swing the hammer,” he said. At the Ballina Coastal Country Music Festival, June 10 to 12. For details visit ballinacountrymusic.c... Read more
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Northern Star
Ballina business brainstorming sessions prove worthwhileKIDPRENEURS. It is not a term you hear about every day but it formed part of sp
Ballina business brainstorming sessions prove worthwhile
Northern Star / Posted 3 days ago
KIDPRENEURS. It is not a term you hear about every day but it formed part of special business brainstorming sessions in Ballina this week. NSW Small Business Commissioner, Robyn Hobbs OAM said the workshops, breakfast seminar and advisory sessions... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Patrick ‘Bonner’ Maher left out as Tipperary name four debutants- Thurles Sarsfields 7 Padraic Maher - Thurles Sarsfields 8 Brendan Maher (Ca
Patrick ‘Bonner’ Maher left out as Tipperary name four debutants
Irish Examiner / Posted 3 days ago
- Thurles Sarsfields 7 Padraic Maher - Thurles Sarsfields 8 Brendan Maher (Capt.) - Borris-Ileigh 9 Michael Breen - Ballina 10 Sean Curran - Mullinahone 11 Dan McCormack - Borris-Ileigh 12 Noel McGrath - Loughmore-Castleiney 13 John... Read more
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Daily Examiner
Tender awarded for highway workChris Gulaptis have announced FKG Group has been awarded the tender for soft so
Tender awarded for highway work
Daily Examiner / Posted 3 days ago
Chris Gulaptis have announced FKG Group has been awarded the tender for soft soil treatment work on the Woolgoolga to Ballina Pacific Highway upgrade between Tyndale and Maclean. Mr Hogan said as part of the 155km project some sections of... Read more
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Northern Star
Drivers beware: Rotary Dr roundabout roadworks startingroad resurfacing begins tomorrow. Until June 19, Lismore City Council staff wi
Drivers beware: Rotary Dr roundabout roadworks starting
Northern Star / Posted 3 days ago
road resurfacing begins tomorrow. Until June 19, Lismore City Council staff will be replacing about 200m of asphalt on Ballina Rd on behalf of Roads and Maritime Services. Diversions will be in place that will see access to the roundabout cut... Read more
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Queensland Times
Owner puts out bus fire on Pacific Highway at Ballinathe school or bus company involved. UPDATE 1.20PM: POLICE are on scene of a re
Owner puts out bus fire on Pacific Highway at Ballina
Queensland Times / Posted 4 days ago
the school or bus company involved. UPDATE 1.20PM: POLICE are on scene of a reported bus fire on the Pacific Highway near Ballina. A police spokesman confirmed there had been 30 to 40 students evacuated from the bus, about 2km north of the... Read more
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Daily Examiner
Owner puts out bus fire on Pacific Highway at Ballinathe school or bus company involved. UPDATE 1.20PM: POLICE are on scene of a re
Owner puts out bus fire on Pacific Highway at Ballina
Daily Examiner / Posted 4 days ago
the school or bus company involved. UPDATE 1.20PM: POLICE are on scene of a reported bus fire on the Pacific Highway near Ballina. A police spokesman confirmed there had been 30 to 40 students evacuated from the bus, about 2km north of the... Read more
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Northern Star
Close shave with shark at North Wall with kids in the waterSURFERS at Ballina's North Wall has a close encounter with a cruising bull shar
Close shave with shark at North Wall with kids in the water
Northern Star / Posted 4 days ago
SURFERS at Ballina's North Wall has a close encounter with a cruising bull shark yesterday. Ballina surfer David Drinkwater said he noticed the shark cruising underneath him while he was out the back of the popular break with a scattered group of... Read more
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The Daily Mercury
Owner puts out bus fire on Pacific Highway at Ballinathe school or bus company involved. UPDATE 1.20PM: POLICE are on scene of a re
Owner puts out bus fire on Pacific Highway at Ballina
The Daily Mercury / Posted 4 days ago
the school or bus company involved. UPDATE 1.20PM: POLICE are on scene of a reported bus fire on the Pacific Highway near Ballina. A police spokesman confirmed there had been 30 to 40 students evacuated from the bus, about 2km north of the... Read more
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The Morning Bulletin
BREAKING: School children evacuated after Ballina bus fireUPDATE 1.20PM: POLICE are on scene of a reported bus fire on the Pacific Highwa
BREAKING: School children evacuated after Ballina bus fire
The Morning Bulletin / Posted 4 days ago
UPDATE 1.20PM: POLICE are on scene of a reported bus fire on the Pacific Highway near Ballina. A police spokesman confirmed there had been 30 to 40 students evacuated from the bus, about 2km north of the northern Ballina interchange. INITIAL: UP TO... Read more
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Daily Examiner
BREAKING: School children evacuated after Ballina bus fireUPDATE 1.20PM: POLICE are on scene of a reported bus fire on the Pacific Highwa
BREAKING: School children evacuated after Ballina bus fire
Daily Examiner / Posted 4 days ago
UPDATE 1.20PM: POLICE are on scene of a reported bus fire on the Pacific Highway near Ballina. A police spokesman confirmed there had been 30 to 40 students evacuated from the bus, about 2km north of the northern Ballina interchange. INITIAL: UP TO... Read more
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Northern Star
Pacific Highway tender awarded for soft soil workChris Gulaptis today announced FKG Group has been awarded the tender for soft s
Pacific Highway tender awarded for soft soil work
Northern Star / Posted 4 days ago
Chris Gulaptis today announced FKG Group has been awarded the tender for soft soil treatment work on the Woolgoolga to Ballina Pacific Highway upgrade between Tyndale and Maclean. Mr Hogan said as part of the 155 kilometre project some... Read more
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Northern Star
Amnesty on library fines at Richmond-Tweed Regional Libraryand the 2016 theme is Discover More. Richmond Tweed Regional Library branches
Amnesty on library fines at Richmond-Tweed Regional Library
Northern Star / Posted 5 days ago
and the 2016 theme is Discover More. Richmond Tweed Regional Library branches are located in Lismore, Goonellabah, Ballina, Alstonville, Lennox Head, Murwillumbah, Tweed Heads, Kingscliff, Byron Bay, Mullumbimby and Brunswick Heads. There... Read more
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Northern Star
Comedy gets physical at Ballina this weekendDAVE Callan heads a comedic line-up of hilarious proportions coming to Ballina
Comedy gets physical at Ballina this weekend
Northern Star / Posted 5 days ago
DAVE Callan heads a comedic line-up of hilarious proportions coming to Ballina this weekend. As well as Irish-born Dave Callan as MC, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow line-up includes Becky Lucas, Tommy Dean, Rhys Nicholson and... Read more
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Northern Star
Woeful local road backlog an election issue: mayorsthe employment capital of the region, it sees a “net gain” of 3500 vehicles eac
Woeful local road backlog an election issue: mayors
Northern Star / Posted 5 days ago
the employment capital of the region, it sees a “net gain” of 3500 vehicles each day coming in from outside the LGA, from Ballina, Byron Shire, and Casino. “Australia has something like 100 taxes, and local government has access to one of them... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Rural R&D, Landcare and no backpacker tax: Greens unveil ag policylead to an unlikely alliance between farmers and green groups in northern NSW i
Rural R&D, Landcare and no backpacker tax: Greens unveil ag policy
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 5 days ago
lead to an unlikely alliance between farmers and green groups in northern NSW in particular. The Greens won the seat of Ballina on the northern NSW coast in the last state election, and the party is attempting to win the federal north coast... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Joe Biden confirms plan to visit IrelandIreland in May 2011, as well as those made by various others, including Bill Cl
Joe Biden confirms plan to visit Ireland
Irish Examiner / Posted 5 days ago
Ireland in May 2011, as well as those made by various others, including Bill Clinton. Mr Biden’s family has strong ties to Ballina, while White House security staff have given him the codename “Celtic” due to his direct Irish roots. Speaking at... Read more
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Daily Examiner
Slashed funding means locals will lose legal supportyear, the centre provided general legal information for 1867 clients in the Cla
Slashed funding means locals will lose legal support
Daily Examiner / Posted 5 days ago
year, the centre provided general legal information for 1867 clients in the Clarence, Casino, Murwillumbah, Lismore, Byron, Ballina, Kyogle and Tweed. The centre completed 851 advice sessions; provided more than five hours of legal representation... Read more
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The Aero-News Network
Which Is The Better Shark-Spotter ... Helicopter Or Droneaerial surveillance is currently underway of a weekend on the NSW North Coast f
Which Is The Better Shark-Spotter ... Helicopter Or Drone
The Aero-News Network / Posted 5 days ago
aerial surveillance is currently underway of a weekend on the NSW North Coast from Point Danger, Tweed Heads to South Ballina. Aerial surveillance will also be extended to other regions of the coast right down to Twofold Bay during school... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Joe Biden confirms Irish visitthe late John F Kennedy, Bill Clinton and George Bush junior. The vice-preside
Joe Biden confirms Irish visit
Irish Examiner / Posted 6 days ago
the late John F Kennedy, Bill Clinton and George Bush junior. The vice-president's mother's family has strong ties to Ballina in north Mayo, while White House security staff have previously given him the code name "Celtic" due to his... Read more
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Irish Examiner
US vice president to visit Ireland next monththe late John F Kennedy, Bill Clinton and George Bush junior. The vice-preside
US vice president to visit Ireland next month
Irish Examiner / Posted 6 days ago
the late John F Kennedy, Bill Clinton and George Bush junior. The vice-president's mother's family has strong ties to Ballina in north Mayo, while White House security staff have previously given him the code name "Celtic" due to his... Read more
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Northern Star
We’ve found 8 rentals available on the Northern Riversdecided to help in a small way and at least let people know what is currently o
We’ve found 8 rentals available on the Northern Rivers
Northern Star / Posted 6 days ago
decided to help in a small way and at least let people know what is currently out there. 1. 2/22 Sunnybank Drive, Ballina This is a three bedroom, two bathroom, one car garage villa for $360 per week. It's unfurnished and located 400m to... Read more
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Northern Star
Map of crashes on Bangalow-Lismore Rd reveals death zonesa "principle freight route" in the local region despite the opening of the new
Map of crashes on Bangalow-Lismore Rd reveals death zones
Northern Star / Posted 6 days ago
a "principle freight route" in the local region despite the opening of the new Pacific Highway route between Byron Bay and Ballina which links to the Bruxner Highway. Bangalow-Lismore Rd remains the most direct route from Bangalow into the Lismore... Read more
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Northern Star
Ballina council elections - who will and who won’tbut the local council elections will follow hot on the heels, taking place in S
Ballina council elections - who will and who won’t
Northern Star / Posted 6 days ago
but the local council elections will follow hot on the heels, taking place in September. Although early, it looks like Ballina Shire Council may see some big changes, with the majority of councillors, most of whom have served two terms or more,... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Key Seats - Federal Election 2016of Page includes the Lismore, Kyogle, Richmond River and Clarence River local g
Key Seats - Federal Election 2016
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 6 days ago
of Page includes the Lismore, Kyogle, Richmond River and Clarence River local government areas as well as parts of Ballina Shire and the City of Coffs Harbour. The electorate's main centres are Casino, Lismore and Grafton, the electorate... Read more
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Northern Star
South Lismore on the verge of claiming pennant flagREBORN South Lismore, with two rounds of pennants to go, moved further ahead of
South Lismore on the verge of claiming pennant flag
Northern Star / Posted 6 days ago
REBORN South Lismore, with two rounds of pennants to go, moved further ahead of Ballina in the race for the No 1 flag and is in the box seat to meet Tweed-Byron winner Ocean Shores in the inaugural Northern Conference play-off. Bowls New South Wales... Read more
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