Griffith

Grandfather dies in farming accident in Griffith

Lucy Carroll An elderly man has died after becoming trapped under a grain trailer at his farm near Griffith on Monday.

Griffith mafia returns to its grass roots

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Les Kennedy ORGANISED crime is back in business in Griffith as the mafia returns to its traditional ''grass-roots'' operation in the Riverina district.

CWA hearts and minds divided over $12m Potts Point real estate

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Leesha McKenny A prized property in Sydney's urban centre is shaping up as the unlikely battleground for the ''heart and soul'' of the Country Women's Association.

Communities can't stop binge drinking on their own, says new study

Lucy Carroll Community action and education campaigns fail to curb binge drinking, assaults and serious alcohol-related harm, an Australian-first study has found.

Barry O'Farrell pressures Tony Abbott to hold national alcohol summit

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Nicole Hasham The O'Farrell government will urge Prime Minister Tony Abbott to show leadership on the problem of alcohol abuse and has backed calls for a national alcohol summit.

Goats in sights for first hunt in NSW national park

Kirsty Needham The Cocoparra Nature Reserve near Griffith will be the site of the first hunting trial in a NSW national park.

Local hunters keen to begin national parks trial

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Gun safelty training officer and ken hunter Trevor Allenat his property near Beelbangera.
Thursday 16th January, 2014
Photos: Anthony Johnson

Kirsty Needham Yenda, the small town bordering the Cocoparra Nature Reserve, where the first trial of hunting in a NSW national park will be held, is home to Australia's biggest ammunition factory, producing 20...

Alcohol companies support binge education campaign

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Sarah Whyte Big alcohol companies will support Premier Barry O'Farrell's multimillion-dollar education campaign to address binge drinking, but will not formally commit money until they see the proposal.

BDO cool and cruisy with lots of breathing space for fancy manoeuvres

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George Palathingal, Roger Ma Did someone say there was a rock festival on Sunday?

National parks open to shooters named

Robyn Parker minister for the environment

Sean Nicholls Environment minister Robyn Parker has announced the 12 NSW national parks and reserves that will be opened up to licensed amateur hunters for the first time.

Flight pioneer Harry Purvis' path from heroics in war to paper delivery from on high

L to R: Harry Purvis, Sir Charles Kingsford Smith and Wilfred Kingsford Smith.

Tim Barlass He was co-pilot to Sir Charles Kingsford Smith, carried out one of the more impertinent acts of World War II and was chief pilot for the Herald Flying Services, which made large scale country...

Drink companies intensify lobbying of NSW MPs over cash-for-cans deposit scheme

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Sarah Whyte, Hugh Robertson Alcohol and soft-drink companies have been aggressively lobbying state MPs over the cash-for-cans scheme up to twice a week, concerned NSW and Victoria are considering joining forces to introduce a...

Sporting Shooters' Association at odds with parks on hunting trial

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Kirsty Needham The state's biggest shooting lobby has told its members it will run the trial of hunting in national parks, and aims to convince the O'Farrell government to drop any supervision by National Parks and...

Manly Sea Eagles winger David Williams makes his acting debut in Tropfest short 'Darkness Comes' on Sunday

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Garry Maddox A desperate man races through a barren field seeking refuge before the sun sets.

Toddler drowns in country NSW pool

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An 18-month-old girl was pulled unconscious from a backyard pool in the south-western town of Griffith. The news follows the recent near-drowning of a 2-year-old boy in Sydney's north-west.

Strathfield shooting victim Joe Antoun had lengthy criminal history

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Emma Partridge, Kate McClymont Many people wanted Sydney father Joe Antoun dead. The father-of-two was shot at close range up to five times after he answered a knock on the door of his family home at Strathfield on Monday night.

Daniel Christie assault: Man who lost son says there is no honour in a king hit

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Peter Munro Matthew Stanley never saw it coming. The 15-year-old was punched once to the head and went down, smashing his skull on the ground.

Knocking heads: What makes one man attack another?

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Peter Munro It's gone 10pm in Kings Cross and a man is screaming abuse about a SIM card. "Give me my f---ing money back or I'll tear this shop apart," he yells at the woman behind the tobacconist's counter.

Lifting alcohol prices won't reduce binge drinking: experts

Inga Ting Higher prices for alcohol will do little to reduce high-intensity drinking because binge drinkers commonly drink little or nothing on some days so they can binge on the weekend, leading public health...

Lifting alcohol prices won't stop binges: experts

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Inga Ting Higher prices for alcohol will do little to curb high-intensity drinking because binge drinkers commonly drink little or nothing on some days so they can binge on the weekend, leading public health...