October 31, 2011
NSW’s best surf sports competitors battled it out for the title as NSW’s number one endurance athlete at the 2011 NSW Endurance Championships, held at Ocean Beach on Saturday.
Conditions were ideal for the Endurance Championships at Ocean Beach with a calm ocean and great weather throughout the event. For many, this was the first event of the season and provided athletes from all over NSW with a personal challenge as well as an opportunity to test their fitness in their chosen discipline against the leading competitors in NSW from U15s to over 50s.
This year the Championships attracted a record number of participants with over 400 entries received. The event was well supported by the masters competitors and also attracted some of Australia’s leading ironman and women, including Kellogg’s Nutri-grain competitors Tom Atkinson, Trent Martin, Tara Coleman and Amy Nurthen.
Open competitor Nathan Gray (Lennox Head) was biting at the heels of Nutri-grain competitors Tom Atkinson and Trent Martin, placing third in the Open Ironman and second in the Open Board. Josh Brown (Byron Bay) also looks to have retained his top form from last season, taking out the U15 Male Board and coming second in the Ironman.
October 30, 2011
Mrs Richardson, who was flown to Sydney especially for the presentation, was selected from many nominations throughout NSW for her tireless work assisting RSL LifeCare residents and clients.
October 30, 2011
Police have arrested five youths following a large brawl which forced the closure of a street festival in Grafton last night.
About 9pm (Saturday 30 October), a brawl broke out between approximately 100 youths in Market Square and on Pound Street during the Jacaranda Festival.
The officers patrolling the area were able to break up the brawl without being injured, despite being faced with extremely violent behaviour.
Police will allege most of those involved in the brawl were intoxicated.
October 29, 2011
Two teenage boys will face court tomorrow after an alleged attack on the state’s Far North Coast that has left another man in a critical condition.
About 1.30am today (Saturday 29 October 2011), a 43-year-old man was walking along Cherry Street, Ballina, when he came across four males fighting in the street.
It’s alleged that the man became involved in altercation with two of these males.
Soon after, the 43-year-old was found lying unconscious on the roadway and bleeding from the head.
He was taken to Gold Coast Hospital, where he is undergoing surgery for head trauma and a possible fractured spine. He is reported to be in a critical and unstable condition.
October 28, 2011
Two men have been charged after police located cannabis during two search warrants on the state’s North Coast.
About 9.30am Thursday 27 October 2011, police executed the first search warrant at a premise on Taylors Road, Chillcotts Grass.
It is alleged during this search warrant police located a small amount of cannabis seed and leaf.
About 11am, police executed another search warrant at a neighbouring premise on Taylors Road and found a total of 330 cannabis plants growing hydroponically within a shed.
Police allegedly located a further 2.7 kilograms of cannabis leaf and cultivation equipment.
October 28, 2011
Police are appealing for public assistance following an attempted break and enter in the state’s north, where shots were fired with an air rifle.
About 4.30am yesterday (Thursday 27 October 2011), the residents of a home on Mt Lindesay Highway, Legume were awoken by sounds at their side door.
A 51-year-old woman went to the door, and a man asked to be let inside.
It is alleged that when the woman refused, the man fired two shots from the air rifle that broke the glass panel of the door.
A struggle ensued between the man and woman in which the man allegedly fired another two shots before fleeing.
October 27, 2011
Police from Richmond Local Area Command have arrested and charged a teenager following a break, enter and steal in Goonellabah earlier in the week.
Between 1.30pm and 3.30pm on Monday 24 October 2011, a property in Fischer Street was broken into and a large quantity of electronic equipment, including gaming consoles and laptop computers, was stolen.
Following initial inquiries, police obtained and executed a search warrant at a property in Campbell Crescent, Goonellabah.
Inside the property, police allegedly discovered a portion of the stolen electronic equipment and subsequently arrested a 16-year-old male.
October 24, 2011
The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is putting the final preparations in place for a fuel reduction burn to increase fire protection adjacent to Bundjalung National Park, between Evans Head and Iluka.
NPWS Richmond River Area Manager Mark Pittavino said that the burn, which is planned for Tuesday and Wednesday this week, will help to reduce risk to property and protect the natural and cultural values of the national park.
“The purpose of the burn is to provide fuel-reduced areas which will help to prevent the spread of wildfire,” Mr Pittavino said.
The burn will be in Bundjalung National Park (West) adjacent to the Pacific Highway, fifteen kilometres south of New Italy, to help reduce the spread of wildfire.
October 23, 2011
A woman missing on the state’s Far North Coast has been located safe and well.
About 9am on Friday 21 October 2011, police were contacted in relation to concerns for the welfare of a woman missing from Goonellabah.
The 56-year-old woman was last seen by her husband early on Thursday 20 October 2011 and her car was located near a bushwalking track at Mt Nardi the following day.
Police from Richmond Local Area Command began an extensive search of the Mt Nardi area with the assistance of the State Emergency Service and the Volunteer Rescue Association.
About 8.40pm yesterday (Saturday 22 October 2011) the woman was located as she walked out of bushland and was taken to Lismore Base Hospital as a precaution.
She had suffered only minor cuts and bruises.
No further police action is required.
October 22, 2011
The special three-course meal from Head Chef Gavin Hughes is the culmination of the Resort’s month-long support for Movember. Guests will be joined by six sports stars as they dine and enjoy an auction of money-can’t-buy prizes. Proceeds will go to the Movember charity to raise awareness for men’s health, including depression and prostate cancer.