Last winter there were 11 preventable fire deaths in New South Wales alone.
As we head into the most dangerous time of year for home blazes, we're being urged to make a safety plan just in case.
After nearly a week of counting - the Kempsey by-election has been officially won.
Anna Shields will take over from the outgoing Jim Gribben for the rest of the Council's four year term.
One of the region's up and coming sports stars is on the road to success, after being selected in a training squad for the 2016 Paralympic Games,
Tait Jenkins has just returned home from taking out the Australian Boccia championships.
A new General Manager has taken the reigns at one of the biggest hospitals on the Mid North Coast.
And just days into the job - he's already tackling some tough issues.
One North Coast shooter is proving age is no barrier.
He's just returned with another state title for his collection - after 33 years in the sport.
First tonight - a local council is horrified, after finding eight dead sheep dumped in a creek.
But environmental officers have already uncovered evidence which could help them find those responsible.
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An annual beef week is at full capacity this year, following an unprecedented number of entries.
The 26th annual event attracting agricultural students from around NSW.
A local surf club became one of the big winners out last night's budget, securing more than $2m.
The funding will be used to fully rebuild their club house.
First tonight, widespread shock over the arrest of a well known junior AFL coach, on alleged child grooming offences.
The home of Northern NSW AFL Manager Mark Heaney was raided following a six week investigation involving a 13 year old boy.
Two contentious proposals are being put to a vote at a council meeting tonight.
If passed, one would see the council buy back land from a developer, while the other would allow B-Doubles to travel on a local road.
Could you ever imagine going to McDonald's and asking for a beetle burger? Perhaps you might like flies with that?
Well, the United Nations report says we shouldn't let the idea 'bug' us - because creepy crawlies of all sorts could be the food of th
The North Coast's littlest residents have just received another life saving gift.
A humidicrib worth 25 thousand dollars has been given to the Lismore Base Hospital.
The machine will help save premature babies.
People with a terminal illness could soon have access to medical cannabis.
It follows a NSW parliamentary inquiry which recommended patients with a certain medical condition have access to the illegal drug.
A seaside football team is close to playing their first home game in more than a year, after their clubhouse burnt down.
The re-build is a little over a month away from completion, thanks to the generosity of local businesses.
The Federal Government's latest budget has revealed plenty of winners..
But just as many losers...
Amongst the biggest cuts was the baby bonus...
The 43 billion dollar savings needed to pay for both the NDIS and Gonski reforms.
But what does it
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