Maternity system at ‘crisis’ point

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The number of women giving birth in private hospitals has plunged.

Investors in a black hole over ‘Ponzi scheme’

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Investors in a suspected Ponzi scheme now face an anxious wait.

Girls rule the ATAR as boys fall behind

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Statisticians have highlighted a “troubling” trend about NSW boys.

Lismore pilot's 500km flight smashes hang gliding record

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He waited a year for the right weather, but it was worth it

West Ballina land slated for development

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A planning proposal has paved the way for a new residential area

Good weather gives skate comp a Fair Go

Good weather gives skate comp a Fair Go

Fingers crossed the rain holds off for popular Ballina event

Ban threat after agony of teen’s diet death

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The technique cost this teenager her life

Weinstein lied about 'sex with J Law'

Weinstein lied about 'sex with J Law'

The disgraced producer is accused of assaulting a number of women

Cocaine accused's plans to make a difference in Bali prison

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Young child's hand caught in travelator at Stockland

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Many feared the worst as emergency crews rushed to free the boy

130mm of rain: Cyclone to bring three days of wild weather

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Heavy rain, hard winds, large hail and frequent lightning possible

'Prepare for a wet weekend': SES issues warning

'Prepare for a wet weekend': SES issues warning

Northern Rivers volunteers are on standby

Storms border to border bringing 100km/h gusts, heavy rain

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Severe storm outbreak across the eastern half of NSW

Thunderstorms, rain forecast every day this week

Thunderstorms, rain forecast every day this week

Bureau of Meteorology warns of increased storm activity

Opinion

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    Why these Santa photos need to stop

    Tots crying on Santa's lap is a common Christmas site

    There should be no freedom to discriminate

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    Don't confuse freedom with prejudice

    Kent: NRL must fight for its reputation

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    While the NRL waits on the courts, the game suffers: Paul Kent.

    The problem(s) with Christmas shopping

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      G'bah have the home run king Zac Poulton

      Matt's bid for survival at Pipe Masters

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      Wilkinson needs a strong finish.

      Thumbs up for Tanyn in the Nutri-Grain series

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      Lyndon aiming for another podium finish

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        Puopolo lauds Hawthorn's leadership pack

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        "We've had a real strong leadership group.”

        Terrifying Ashes hulk ‘heaviest ever’

        Terrifying Ashes hulk ‘heaviest ever’

        Shane Warne once labelled this England cricket star a “goober”

        Radical new rules for junior league players

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        No premierships and a no-tackle program are among the changes.

        HUGE GALLERY: Cherbourg's bucking rodeo

        HUGE GALLERY: Cherbourg's bucking rodeo

        Jaws dropped every time the bulls launched into the air.

        Community

          'Supremely weird': Woman ripped off at markets

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          "I want people to realise how little rights we have as consumers”

          'Symbol of hope': Lismore welcomes rainbow crossing

          premium_icon 'Symbol of hope': Lismore welcomes rainbow crossing

          The rainbow shaped walkway is ready for selfies

          Splendour music venue decision underway

          premium_icon Splendour music venue decision underway

          THE IPC will visit the venue today

          Barilaro makes decision on Iluka ambulance station

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          Did Deputy Premier provide the Christmas gift on Iluka's wishlist?

          What's On

            The bee's knees in eco wraps reduces plastic in the home

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            Bee Eco Wraps are made from a unique brew of natural ingredients

            LIST: Northern Rivers markets on this weekend

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            One very important market is not happening this weekend

            We got up close and very personal with The Loveys

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            Quirky stories backed by quality music

            The Northern Rivers gig guide

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            All the shows you need to know about

            Local Business News

              New supermarket means big savings for small town

              premium_icon New supermarket means big savings for small town

              It's now much easier for locals to do their basic grocery shop

              Mayor finishes law degree in her 'spare time'

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              She's also studied criminology and creative arts

              Christmas delivery deadline looming

              Christmas delivery deadline looming

              December 25 is fast approaching.

              ACCC’s damning find on Google and Facebook

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              Google, Facebook: Threat to privacy, journalism, and businesses.

              Lifestyle

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                They are recovering much faster than expected

                ‘I think they will go to $55 by Christmas’

                ‘I think they will go to $55 by Christmas’

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                How to give your kitchen a winning edge

                How to give your kitchen a winning edge

                An expert’s tips on what to keep in mind when designing a winner.

                62yo crushed to death by pipe was ‘long-time employee’

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                A man has been crushed to death by a large steel pipe

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                    Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, and Prince Harry have used a romantic, never seen before picture from their wedding reception for their official Christmas card.

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                      Real Estate

                        THEY'RE brand new “dream homes” perfect for Aussie families — but there’s an unexpected reason why these properties won’t sell.

                        Housing crash: ‘Perfect’ houses nobody will buy

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                        THESE are the Queensland suburbs where homes sold within a week in 2018. Find out why and how you can sell your home faster.

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                        Jobs

                          EXPRESSIONS of interest are now being called for a variety of roles at Adani’s Carmichael mine.

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                          After seeing his son struggling to find a job one dad decided to reach out to the community for help and response he got left him speechless.

                          Dad’s sweet plea for son with Aspergers

                          After seeing his son struggling to find a job, one dad reached out.

                          AS FARMS struggle to fill vital jobs, changes to the rules around working visas are expected to bring thousands more backpackers to Australia, for longer.

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                          Islanders doing seasonal work will be able to stay longer

                          Motoring

                            There is still decent warranty on Hyundai’s stylish Tucson family SUV, which arrived in 2015.

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                            There is still decent warranty on Hyundai’s 2015 Tucson family SUV.

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                            Mazda maintains premium march with high-end CX-3s

                            Two flashy new CX-3 models have been added to the line-up.