Disaster in Japan

Wed 3 Jan 2018

WATCH: Patients rocked after lightning's direct hit on hospital

WATCH: Patients rocked after lightning's direct hit on...

PEOPLE at the hospital felt the crash of lightning from inside and two brothers caught the entire event on video.

Tue 12 Dec 2017

Insurers' phones run hot after hail damage claims flood in

Insurers' phones run hot after hail damage claims flood in

At least one major insurer will set up shop locally to assess vehicle damage claims after the savage hail storm that hit Grafton on Saturday.

Mon 11 Dec 2017

Dam operators trusted 'professional judgment' in flood

Dam operators trusted 'professional judgment' in flood

'Their particular concern was the prospect of heavy rain falling downstream of the dam'

Sat 9 Dec 2017

Cooloola Cove property poses one of worst fire risks in Qld

Cooloola Cove property poses one of worst fire risks in Qld

Kilkivan koala habitat identified as one of region's high bush fire risk areas, as council embarks on extensive bushfire reduction program

Wed 6 Dec 2017

Dam operators wedded to 'rain on the ground strategy'

Dam operators wedded to 'rain on the ground strategy'

Lawyer: In light of all the information ... focus should have been on releasing water now

Tue 28 Nov 2017

Coast man's charitable work helps Bali refugees in dire need

Coast man's charitable work helps Bali refugees in dire need

Thousands of face masks shipped over to the island, just in time

Thu 23 Nov 2017

Family's home 'left to rot' after Debbie

Family's home 'left to rot' after Debbie

A Sarina Range family is still waiting for repairs to begin on their home, eight months on from Cyclone Debbie.

Thu 9 Nov 2017

Confidential study into Lismore's flooded housing

Confidential study into Lismore's flooded housing

Lismore residents impacted by the March flood are asked to participate in a new confidential study to help future housing planning.

Mon 6 Nov 2017

STORM WARNING: Hail and damaging winds for Lismore, Ballina

STORM WARNING: Hail and damaging winds for Lismore, Ballina

THE Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the Northern Rivers, with golf ball-sized hail already reported in some areas.

Thu 19 Oct 2017

Lismore flood recovery efforts win NSW Resilience Awards

Lismore flood recovery efforts win NSW Resilience Awards

TWO Lismore groups were recognised for outstanding work at the 2017 NSW Get Ready Community Award and the Resilient Australia Awards.

Cyclone Debbie review: school alerts came hours late

Cyclone Debbie review: school alerts came hours late

Review into Queensland's disaster response system finds school closure alerts came after school had started

Fri 6 Oct 2017

Deadly flu season has 'peaked' but not disappeared

Deadly flu season has 'peaked' but not disappeared

We have passed the peak of the influenza season but it is not a time to be complacent,: physician Dr Andrew Langley

The Coast midwife bringing hope to families in Africa

The Coast midwife bringing hope to families in Africa

A Sunshine Coast midwives' wonderful acts of philanthropy to a much poorer nation

Mon 25 Sep 2017

UPDATE: Puppy on car roof 'not illegal', RSPCA says

UPDATE: Puppy on car roof 'not illegal', RSPCA says

The RSPCA is seeking help identifying owners of a vehicle spotted travelling south on Bruce Hwy.

Mon 11 Sep 2017

Coast man documents wild weekend in Florida as Irma strikes

Coast man documents wild weekend in Florida as Irma strikes

MAROOCHYDORE man Daniel Perdikis is documenting his wild weekend in Florida as deadly Hurricane Irma batters the coastline, including Miami.

Tue 29 Aug 2017

Jones, Wagners told to make progress on defamation suit

Jones, Wagners told to make progress on defamation suit

After deadly flood, parties fighting high-profile defamation suit given 17 days to resolve stumbling blocks.

Mon 21 Aug 2017

Woman almost speared as car ploughs through yards

Woman almost speared as car ploughs through yards

Lucky escape for family after their out of control car smashes through two fences and front yards, and a fence picket speared through the windscreen.

Wed 16 Aug 2017

After wife and two kids died, compensation appeal allowed

After wife and two kids died, compensation appeal allowed

It's taken years of argument. Now, a new ruling has boosted a Lockyer Valley's father's compensation bid.

Tue 15 Aug 2017

FIRES: "Wednesday is the day we are expecting the worst"

FIRES: "Wednesday is the day we are expecting the worst"

WITH hotter weather predicted, fire services and the Bureau of Meteorology are warning of an increased fire danger across the Northern Rivers this week.

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