March 30, 2011
Council’s Natural Resource Management Project Officer Sally Jacka reminded residents that possums, like all other native animals, are protected in NSW. This means it is illegal to harm them in any way, which includes trapping and relocating them in another area.
March 30, 2011
Local company AlkaWay, which has been busy for the past 11 years helping Australians prevent and treat disease through a more alkaline lifestyle, has just released a stainless steel filtered water bottle.
And they are good enough for health-conscious supermodel Miranda Kerr, who is using and endorsing the bottles.
The first of its kind in Australia, the makers say the Fill2Pure has been subject to rigorous clinical testing with independent laboratories and the armed forces in remote locations including Afghanistan and Iraq prior to market release.
The bottle can be filled with tap water from any country in the world. The bottle’s filter removes up to 99.99% of all contaminants including chlorine, heavy metals, fluoride, bacteria such as e-coli and giardia and other industrial and agricultural waste but leaves in beneficial trace minerals such as magnesium, calcium and potassium.
“Good water is the foundation of good health,” said Ian Blair Hamilton, founder of AlkaWay and author of The Untold Truth About The Cause of Disease.
March 28, 2011
Northern Rivers Regional Rugby League pre-season trial match results for the Ballina RSL Charity Shield, and draw for play-offs on Sunday, April 3:
Tweed Coast 16 def Mullumbimby 10
Lower Clarence 22 def Grafton Rhinos 6
Ballina 18 def Northern United 6
Grafton Ghosts 28 def Evans Head 6
Casino RSM 16 def Kyogle 6
Cudgen 18 def Marist Brothers 12
Murwillumbah receives average 19 7
March 28, 2011
Police are appealing for public assistance following the wounding of two people at Tweed Heads on the state’s Far North Coast.
During the early hours of Sunday morning (27 March 2011), a 24-year-old man attended a home unit in Stuart Street, and located a 19-year-old woman and another man.
A short time later, the trio left the address in two separate vehicles.
The teenage woman and a man attended Tweed Heads Hospital, where the 19-year-old man sought treatment for a number of back wounds.
March 28, 2011
The string of upsets at the 2011 Country Championships continued at Lismore on Saturday, with favoured teams in the Senior and Colts Championships being defeated in the semi-finals.
Central Coast went down by one point in the Caldwell Cup, while Newcastle Hunter was eliminated in a close encounter in the Colts.
The Caldwell Cup semi-finals saw Central North snatch a 24 – 23 victory over the Central Coast in the last minute of the match, while defending champions Newcastle Hunter accounted for Central West 37 – 11 to advance to their fourth consecutive final.
Western Plains broke a nine all deadlock in the last ten minutes to overcome New England 22 – 9, and Illawarra came from behind and then hung on to win 15 – 11 over Far North Coast in the Richardson Shield.
March 26, 2011
Police have seized hash oil valued at more than $250,000 from a property in northern NSW.
About 9.30 am yesterday (25 March), police from Richmond Local Area Command executed a search warrant on the property on Stoney Chute Road at Wadeville.
At the property, police found 21 kilos of hash oil – an extract made from hashish. This quantity of hash oil is believed to be valued in excess of $250,000. Police also discovered 26 cannabis plants.
Investigators would like to speak with the owner of the property in relation to the seized drugs.
Anyone with information about the owner’s whereabouts is asked contact police from Richmond Local Area Command via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
March 25, 2011
One man is assisting police with inquiries while another remains under guard in hospital after a man was allegedly assaulted and forced to drive to Coraki when he stopped to assist two men following a crash south of Lismore last night.
At 10:50pm, a 61-year-old woman left her black Mitsubishi Lancer parked and running outside a school on Wilson Street, Lismore, while she locked up the premises following a fundraising event.
The woman’s car, containing cash and cheques from the event, was then stolen and driven along Wyrallah Road.
At 11pm, an 18-year-old man was driving along Wyrallah Road, about 5km south of Lismore, when he came across the Lancer blocking the middle of the road after it had crashed and rolled a number of times.
The man stopped at the scene and was on the phone to emergency services when he was approached by two men who exited the stolen car.
March 24, 2011
Oakes Oval and Crozier Field at Lismore will be the centre of attention this weekend when the NSW Country Championship Weekend will be staged.
The Senior and Colts Representative Teams from the nine Country Zones will do battle over the two days to see who will be crowned the NSW Country Champions in 2011.
Last weekend’s Qualifying Matches determined the semi-finalists for the Caldwell Cup, Richardson Shield, Colts Championship and Colts Plate, which will be played on Saturday.
There was one upset and another close call in last weekend’s matches, so there will be action a plenty when the teams face off in Saturday’s semi-finals with the winners advancing to Sunday’s finals and the losers to the play-offs.
March 24, 2011
A 19-year-old man has been charged after social media was used to promote a fight at a northern NSW shopping centre earlier this month.
A social networking website was used to invite people to a fight at a Tweed Heads shopping centre on 5 March and more than 5000 people indicated they would attend.
As a result, police deployed additional resources to the area to ensure there were no breaches of the peace. No fight occurred.
Police made numerous inquiries into the incident and yesterday, March 23, charged a 19-year-old man with using a carriage service to make hoax/threat.
He was granted conditional bail to appear at Tweed Heads Local Court on 11 April 2011.
March 23, 2011
A woman reported missing in bushland near Nimbin, in the state’s north, has been located safe and well.
The 62-year-old German National and her brother were hiking on the Mount Matheson loop track in the Night Cap National Park, 10km north-east of Nimbin, about 3pm yesterday (Tuesday 22 March), when they became separated.
The woman’s brother searched for her until about 7.30pm without success before returning to the Mount Nardi car park and raising the alarm.
A search operation was launched at 8.30am today, involving police from Richmond Local Area Command and the Rescue Unit, NSW Ambulance Paramedics, State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers and a rescue helicopter.
The woman was located by a ground search team about 11.30am today in the Mount Nardi area.
She is believed to be slightly dehydrated but otherwise safe and well.
The rescue team is now in the process of walking the woman out of the bush.