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The Irish Times
Who wants to play music at work?Part of the pleasure of music is that no formal knowledge is necessary to enjoy
Who wants to play music at work?
The Irish Times / Posted an hour ago
Part of the pleasure of music is that no formal knowledge is necessary to enjoy it. In spite of this, many of us are inclined to shy away from classical music or jazz believing them to be the more inaccessible forms. But perhaps this is down to the... Read more
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Manning River Times
Shark attack survivors bite backShark attack survivors have to deal with significant physical and emotional pai
Shark attack survivors bite back
Manning River Times / Posted 5 hours ago
Shark attack survivors have to deal with significant physical and emotional pain. So why are they treated as ocean intruders getting their just deserts? Bite Club members (from left) Dale Carr, Kevin Young, Dave Pearson and Bruce Lucas. Photo: James... Read more
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Northern Star
Softball: Masters Blasters surprise rivals in Charity ShieldTHE women's competition in Far North Coast softball may have been a washout on
Softball: Masters Blasters surprise rivals in Charity Shield
Northern Star / Posted 11 hours ago
THE women's competition in Far North Coast softball may have been a washout on Saturday but it was full steam ahead for the Century 21 Ballina Charity Shield. Masters Blasters, playing for the Lismore Community Garden, proved to be a surprise... Read more
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Northern Star
History: Take the time to learn about the pastTHESE days it is not uncommon to see people walking or jogging along the footpa
History: Take the time to learn about the past
Northern Star / Posted 11 hours ago
THESE days it is not uncommon to see people walking or jogging along the footpaths of Lismore. Some even ride bicycles or motorised skateboards along the same footpaths, which is possibly illegal. Residents soon learn not to back out of their... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Shark attack victims recount their ordeals'The Gates of Hell': With beachgoers on a state of high alert following a ser
Shark attack victims recount their ordeals
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 12 hours ago
'The Gates of Hell': With beachgoers on a state of high alert following a series of shark attacks, Four Corners speaks to surfers about their harrowing tales of survival.Craig Ison Craig Ison was out for... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Shark nets at NSW beaches 'do nothing' to reduce attacksShark nets 'do nothing': 50 years of data 'shows chances of attack unaffected b
Shark nets at NSW beaches 'do nothing' to reduce attacks
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 12 hours ago
Shark nets 'do nothing': 50 years of data 'shows chances of attack unaffected by mitigation programs' Photo: Dr Laurenson says there is "no relationship" between the number of sharks and the number of shark attacks. (AAP: ScreenWest) The shark nets... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Taoiseach says Sinn Féin are not fit for Government | Irish Examiner Sunday, February 07, 2016 - 05:43 pm The Taoiseach has sa
Taoiseach says Sinn Féin are not fit for Government
Irish Examiner / Posted 13 hours ago
| Irish Examiner Sunday, February 07, 2016 - 05:43 pm The Taoiseach has said Sinn Féin are not fit for Government and would put the security of... Read more
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Northern Star
Adoption: the best way to a pet’s heartA CHANCE to adopt a homeless pooch or feline had pet lovers drooling on Saturda
Adoption: the best way to a pet’s heart
Northern Star / Posted 13 hours ago
A CHANCE to adopt a homeless pooch or feline had pet lovers drooling on Saturday at Petstock's National Pet Adoption Day in Ballina. The event gave local animal rescue charities such as Northern Rivers Animal Services the chance to promote their... Read more
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Daily Liberal
Biker babes keen to smash world recordBreaking two world record attempts and smashing stereotypes does not sound like
Biker babes keen to smash world record
Daily Liberal / Posted 14 hours ago
Breaking two world record attempts and smashing stereotypes does not sound like an easy task, but it is one Debb Dagger will be bringing to Dubbo in April. 2 Wheel Babes Louise Kennedy, Debb Dagger and Darla Law were in Dubbo on Saturday to plan for... Read more
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Northern Star
Young Lennox batsman makes his big debut in SydneyFORMER Lennox Head wicketkeeper-batsman Lewin Maladay made his first-grade debu
Young Lennox batsman makes his big debut in Sydney
Northern Star / Posted yesterday
FORMER Lennox Head wicketkeeper-batsman Lewin Maladay made his first-grade debut in Sydney grade cricket today. Maladay played for Sydney University in a two-day match against the University of New South Wales. He started the season with the... Read more
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Northern Star
New tech giving punters lowdown on horses at local tracksBALLINA, Lismore and Grafton are among 20 country race tracks across the state
New tech giving punters lowdown on horses at local tracks
Northern Star / Posted 2 days ago
BALLINA, Lismore and Grafton are among 20 country race tracks across the state that will have a new radio frequency timing system installed by Racing NSW, with the two Richmond tracks hopefully having their equipment installed before their cup... Read more
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Northern Star
Businesses welcomed into Star Court ArcadeFOUR new businesses have been welcomed into the Star Court Arcade community in
Businesses welcomed into Star Court Arcade
Northern Star / Posted 2 days ago
FOUR new businesses have been welcomed into the Star Court Arcade community in the last three months. Magella and Mildred and Allison the Cake Maker both opened this week, while Mass Nutrition and Wild at Heart opened at the end of last... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
'I'm going to die today'It's the group nobody wants to join - The Bite Club. And they're being bombarde
'I'm going to die today'
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 2 days ago
It's the group nobody wants to join - The Bite Club. And they're being bombarded with hostility. Shark attack survivors have to deal with significant physical and emotional pain. So why are they treated as ocean intruders getting their just... Read more
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Kiama Independent
'I'm going to die today'It's the group nobody wants to join - The Bite Club. And they're being bombarde
'I'm going to die today'
Kiama Independent / Posted 2 days ago
It's the group nobody wants to join - The Bite Club. And they're being bombarded with hostility. Shark attack survivors have to deal with significant physical and emotional pain. So why are they treated as ocean intruders getting their just... Read more
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Northern Star
Fittler and mates hog the limelightNSW State of Origin rugby league legends Brad Fittler and Nathan Hindmarsh will
Fittler and mates hog the limelight
Northern Star / Posted 2 days ago
NSW State of Origin rugby league legends Brad Fittler and Nathan Hindmarsh will return to the Northern Rivers this month as part of the Hogs For The Homeless charity motorcycle ride. It will be the fourth straight year the pair have completed the... Read more
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Northern Star
Vandals hard at work to destroy the hard work of othersHOONS, louts and vandals were busy last night with evidence of their 'work' at
Vandals hard at work to destroy the hard work of others
Northern Star / Posted 2 days ago
HOONS, louts and vandals were busy last night with evidence of their 'work' at both Bentley Hall and Tintenbar East Ballina Cricket Club. And these are just the places we know about. Helen Trustum from the Bentley Hall committee could hardly hide... Read more
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Northern Star
Woman charged over 2015 Knockrow crashA WOMAN has been charged over a collision on the Pacific Highway at Knockrow la
Woman charged over 2015 Knockrow crash
Northern Star / Posted 3 days ago
A WOMAN has been charged over a collision on the Pacific Highway at Knockrow last year. Just after 9am on Wednesday August 5 2015, a 67-year-old Iluka woman was driving south on the Pacific Highway at Knockrow with two passengers. The sedan she was... Read more
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Daily Examiner
Truss praises work done on highway so farNEW access roads, realignments and rockblasting along the first 26 kilometres o
Truss praises work done on highway so far
Daily Examiner / Posted 3 days ago
NEW access roads, realignments and rockblasting along the first 26 kilometres of the Woolgoolga to Ballina upgrade show real progress being made on the Pacific Highway upgrade. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional... Read more
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Daily Examiner
Iluka woman, 67, charged over Pacific Highway crashA WOMAN has been charged with dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily har
Iluka woman, 67, charged over Pacific Highway crash
Daily Examiner / Posted 3 days ago
A WOMAN has been charged with dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm following a collision on the Pacific Highway near Ballina last year. About 9.12am on August 5, a 67-year-old Iluka woman was driving south on the Pacific Highway at... Read more
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Daily Examiner
Hula Girl can weave magic at WalchaRACING: It took Hula Girl 11 starts to break through for her first win. But now
Hula Girl can weave magic at Walcha
Daily Examiner / Posted 3 days ago
RACING: It took Hula Girl 11 starts to break through for her first win. But now she’s ready to help trainer Paddy Cunningham win his first $30,000 Elders Walcha Cup (1440m) today. Hula Girl has since managed another four wins and five placings from... Read more
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Northern Star
Bangalow Road closed following crash near ClunesUPDATE: ONE man is trapped in a ute following a crash between Bexhill and Clune
Bangalow Road closed following crash near Clunes
Northern Star / Posted 3 days ago
UPDATE: ONE man is trapped in a ute following a crash between Bexhill and Clunes, a spokesperson for NSW Fire and Rescue have said. Emergency services are currently working to free the trapped 40-year-old man following the two vehicle crash on the... Read more
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Northern Star
Softballers back in the swing at Albert ParkFIVE softball teams are eager to hit the diamonds at Albert Park in Lismore ton
Softballers back in the swing at Albert Park
Northern Star / Posted 3 days ago
FIVE softball teams are eager to hit the diamonds at Albert Park in Lismore tonight to start chalking up points for their chosen charity. A storm last Friday night forced the postponement of the opening round of the Century 21 Ballina Charity Shield... Read more
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Northern Star
SWAP-ing her music out to the world: Beth PattersonBETH Patterson, from New Orleans, is a dynamic multi-instrumentalist who plays
SWAP-ing her music out to the world: Beth Patterson
Northern Star / Posted 3 days ago
BETH Patterson, from New Orleans, is a dynamic multi-instrumentalist who plays the bouzouki (a type of guitar from Greece). Her music style can be described as ‘SWAP’: Songwriter, World, Acoustic and Progressive. Combining traditional Irish, Celtic... Read more
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Northern Star
Phones, purses stolen from car at BallinaIF you were at North Wall in Ballina last night and saw suspicious activity aro
Phones, purses stolen from car at Ballina
Northern Star / Posted 4 days ago
IF you were at North Wall in Ballina last night and saw suspicious activity around a Toyota Prado, police would like to speak to you about the theft of three mobile phones and two purses. "Between 8pm and 8.15pm last night a Toyota Prado was broken... Read more
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Northern Star
NRMA fights to finish Pacific Highway sooner to save livesTHREE days after the latest rise in the fuel excise, the National Roads and Mot
NRMA fights to finish Pacific Highway sooner to save lives
Northern Star / Posted 4 days ago
THREE days after the latest rise in the fuel excise, the National Roads and Motorists' Association has used its 2016-17 Federal Budget Submission to renew the organisation's call for a greater proportion of the fuel excise to be spent on roads and... Read more
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Northern Star
Mountain bike stolen from Ballina’s Shelly BeachPOLICE are appealing for information after a men's mountain bike was stolen at
Mountain bike stolen from Ballina’s Shelly Beach
Northern Star / Posted 4 days ago
POLICE are appealing for information after a men's mountain bike was stolen at Ballina's Shelly Beach yesterday. The white Giant mountain bike was stolen from the intersection of Shelly Beach Rd and Hindmarsh St, East Ballina. "The victim left the... Read more
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Northern Star
Dustin gives movie-goers Fighting ChanceFIGHTING Chance is the production and distribution company headed by Ballina ac
Dustin gives movie-goers Fighting Chance
Northern Star / Posted 4 days ago
FIGHTING Chance is the production and distribution company headed by Ballina actor Dustin Clare, and local audiences now have a chance to enjoy the films he is bringing to the area. Following on from his successful first theatrical feature release... Read more
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Daily Examiner
North Coast Greens MP shocked at Kaye’s diagnosisGREENS MP John Kaye's cancer diagnosis has hit colleagues hard, with messages o
North Coast Greens MP shocked at Kaye’s diagnosis
Daily Examiner / Posted 4 days ago
GREENS MP John Kaye's cancer diagnosis has hit colleagues hard, with messages of support and hope for his quick recovery flowing in its wake. The upper house environmental campaigner has been in parliament since 2007; in recent times fiercely... Read more
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Northern Star
Christen's sunset steals the showCHRISTEN Zielinkski snapped this stunning sunset from Ballina on Sunday night.
Christen's sunset steals the show
Northern Star / Posted 4 days ago
CHRISTEN Zielinkski snapped this stunning sunset from Ballina on Sunday night. Her photo, along with two other fabulous photos (also of the region's brilliant sunsets of late) received 33% of the vote in yesterday's poll to create a three-way... Read more
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Northern Star
Lismore to (hopefully) get another public holiday for this year’s Lismore CupLISMORE residents could soon be the envy of the Northern Rivers with Lismore Ci
Lismore to (hopefully) get another public holiday for this year’s Lismore Cup
Northern Star / Posted 4 days ago
LISMORE residents could soon be the envy of the Northern Rivers with Lismore City Council set to vote again on whether the town gets a half-day public holiday coinciding with the 2016 Lismore Cup. The decision comes after Ballina Shire Council last... Read more
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Northern Star
Ballina to Woolgoolga bypass well underway with major changesNEW access roads, realignments and rockblasting along the first 26 kilometres o
Ballina to Woolgoolga bypass well underway with major changes
Northern Star / Posted 4 days ago
NEW access roads, realignments and rockblasting along the first 26 kilometres of the Woolgoolga to Ballina upgrade show real progress being made on the Pacific Highway upgrade. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional... Read more
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Daily Examiner
Greens MP John Kaye diagnosed with cancerGREENS MP John Kaye's cancer diagnosis has hit colleagues hard, with messages o
Greens MP John Kaye diagnosed with cancer
Daily Examiner / Posted 5 days ago
GREENS MP John Kaye's cancer diagnosis has hit colleagues hard, with messages of support and hope for his quick recovery flowing in its wake. The upper house environmental campaigner has been in parliament since 2007; in recent times fiercely... Read more
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Northern Star
Greens MP John Kaye diagnosed with cancerGREENS MP John Kaye's cancer diagnosis has hit colleagues hard, with messages o
Greens MP John Kaye diagnosed with cancer
Northern Star / Posted 5 days ago
GREENS MP John Kaye's cancer diagnosis has hit colleagues hard, with messages of support and hope for his quick recovery flowing in its wake. The upper house environmental campaigner has been in parliament since 2007; in recent times fiercely... Read more
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Northern Star
HIGH FIVE: Pick of January’s great sporting momentsCUDGEN won consecutive one-day finals in Far North Coast LJ Hooker League crick
HIGH FIVE: Pick of January’s great sporting moments
Northern Star / Posted 5 days ago
CUDGEN won consecutive one-day finals in Far North Coast LJ Hooker League cricket after beating Marist Brothers at Reg Dalton Oval, Kingscliff. The club is aiming for a clean sweep next month when the two-day finals are held. Special mention has to... Read more
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TribLIVE
Guido: Ex-MLB pitcher Minarcin headlines Armstrong County Hall of Fame class | TribLIVE.com Neighborhoods Parks Township's Rudy Minarcin poses with his
Guido: Ex-MLB pitcher Minarcin headlines Armstrong County Hall of Fame class
TribLIVE / Posted 5 days ago
| TribLIVE.com Neighborhoods Parks Township's Rudy Minarcin poses with his parents, Mary and... Read more
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The Courier Mail
Qld woman’s threat to starve herself to deathNicole McLachlan with a dead shark on the sea bed. A LEADING Gold Coast conser
Qld woman’s threat to starve herself to death
The Courier Mail / Posted 5 days ago
Nicole McLachlan with a dead shark on the sea bed. A LEADING Gold Coast conservationist says she will starve herself to death unless the Queensland Government removes all shark nets along the state’s beaches. But the extreme threat has been... Read more
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Northern Star
Bowls: Southies duo chase third pairs title winSOUTH Lismore's Terry Knudson and David Ball will be chasing their third distri
Bowls: Southies duo chase third pairs title win
Northern Star / Posted 5 days ago
SOUTH Lismore's Terry Knudson and David Ball will be chasing their third district championship as a pair when these titles get under way Sunday week. After they won two in a row in 2000-01, Knudson again landed two successive titles with Gordon... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australia's best boxers condemn one-punch attacksAustralia's best retired boxers come together to condemn one-punch 'cowards' P
Australia's best boxers condemn one-punch attacks
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 5 days ago
Australia's best retired boxers come together to condemn one-punch 'cowards' Photo: Former Olympic boxer Athol McQueen was the first man to ever knock America's 'Smokin'' Joe Frazier to the ground. (ABC North Coast: Samantha Turnbull) Some of... Read more
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Northern Star
Why we’re still worthySTOPPED buying The Star when it went to $1.20. Was not worth it then and is cer
Why we’re still worthy
Northern Star / Posted 5 days ago
STOPPED buying The Star when it went to $1.20. Was not worth it then and is certainly not worth $1.50 now. Dave, Ballina. That's the first email that greeted me upon my arrival at work yesterday. Rather than let Dave's SMS message depress me I took... Read more
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Northern Star
Man saved by quick thinking nursing studentIT WAS a case of being in the right place at the right time for student nurse S
Man saved by quick thinking nursing student
Northern Star / Posted 5 days ago
IT WAS a case of being in the right place at the right time for student nurse Sally Thompson, who saved a man's life during a recent water polo match in Ballina. Mick Gooley, of Lennox Head, collapsed after a busy day and a tough match his body... Read more
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Northern Star
Police call for help over Ballina break-ins on Sunday nightPOLICE investigating a spate of break-ins at Ballina on Sunday night are appeal
Police call for help over Ballina break-ins on Sunday night
Northern Star / Posted 5 days ago
POLICE investigating a spate of break-ins at Ballina on Sunday night are appealing for information. Lismore police Chief Inspector Nicole Bruce said thieves broke into residences in Skinner St, King St, Tamar St and Namitijira Pl, between 8pm on... Read more
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Northern Star
Bunnings buys land for Ballina expansionEVIDENTALLY, hardware retail giant Bunnings just isn’t big enough. Last year it
Bunnings buys land for Ballina expansion
Northern Star / Posted 5 days ago
EVIDENTALLY, hardware retail giant Bunnings just isn’t big enough. Last year it had planned to expand its Ballina footprint. Bunnings head office has confirmed it bought the 6500 square metre parcel of land adjacent to Ballina Bunnings Warehouse on... Read more
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Northern Star
New app for MyBeachInfo to advise swimmers, surfers of closures.A SMART phone app has been developed as part of the newly launched MyBeachInfo
New app for MyBeachInfo to advise swimmers, surfers of closures.
Northern Star / Posted 5 days ago
A SMART phone app has been developed as part of the newly launched MyBeachInfo website. The app is part of enhancements to the website by Ballina Shire Council and Lismore City Council. Beachgoers will now have ready access to beach conditions in... Read more
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Northern Star
Max tracks stolen at Lennox Head on Monday nightPOLICE investigating the theft of four-wheel drive equipment that was chained t
Max tracks stolen at Lennox Head on Monday night
Northern Star / Posted 6 days ago
POLICE investigating the theft of four-wheel drive equipment that was chained to a car at Lennox Head on Monday night are appealing for information from the public. "Between 7.15pm and 10pm last night, four max tracks were stolen from a grey Toyota... Read more
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Northern Star
Win a ridiculously good looking fashion trip to L.A.FASHION tragics who buy a ticket to Zoolander 2 from Ballina Cinemas can win a
Win a ridiculously good looking fashion trip to L.A.
Northern Star / Posted 6 days ago
FASHION tragics who buy a ticket to Zoolander 2 from Ballina Cinemas can win a Ridiculously Good Looking Fashion Trip for two to Los Angeles, valued at $10,246. The prize includes: Please note that this competition is not run by APN or The Northern... Read more
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Daily Examiner
Strangers raise $200k to bring girl with heart defect homeA BALLINA girl born with a congenital heart defect can return home on a special
Strangers raise $200k to bring girl with heart defect home
Daily Examiner / Posted 6 days ago
A BALLINA girl born with a congenital heart defect can return home on a special medical flight from the United States after an online campaign raised more than $200,000 for her ticket. Phelicity Sneesby's heart defect was so complex she had to... Read more
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Northern Star
Strangers raise $200k to bring girl with heart defect homeA BALLINA girl born with a congenital heart defect can return home on a special
Strangers raise $200k to bring girl with heart defect home
Northern Star / Posted 6 days ago
A BALLINA girl born with a congenital heart defect can return home on a special medical flight from the United States after an online campaign raised more than $200,000 for her ticket. Phelicity Sneesby's heart defect was so complex she had to... Read more
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Northern Star
One-day wonders Cudgen sets sights on two-day conquestCUDGEN continued its stranglehold in finals with back-to-back wins in the Far N
One-day wonders Cudgen sets sights on two-day conquest
Northern Star / Posted 6 days ago
CUDGEN continued its stranglehold in finals with back-to-back wins in the Far North Coast LJ Hooker League one-day final against Marist Brothers at Reg Dalton Oval, Kingscliff. Top-order batsman Alec Williams led the way, scoring 57 runs as Cudgen... Read more
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Perth Now
Weather rains on Will’s paradeGold Coast Wreckers owner Will Smith at the Reedy Creek site. Picture: David Cl
Weather rains on Will’s parade
Perth Now / Posted 7 days ago
Gold Coast Wreckers owner Will Smith at the Reedy Creek site. Picture: David Clark FOR the first time in a decade, Will the Wrecker opened up his 5ha Reedy Creek yard on Saturday to treasure seekers but it rained on his parade. The 78-year-old is... Read more
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Northern Star
Cricket: Casino Cavaliers humble the BearsA HAT-TRICK to Pottsville all-rounder Jamie Tripp and a four-wicket haul by Cas
Cricket: Casino Cavaliers humble the Bears
Northern Star / Posted 7 days ago
A HAT-TRICK to Pottsville all-rounder Jamie Tripp and a four-wicket haul by Casino Cavaliers veteran Al Nowlan highlighted a day where bowlers dominated in Far North Coast LJ Hooker League cricket. Overnight storms and rain on Friday meant it was... Read more
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