Here are the 10 most read local news stories in 2023

Susanna Freymark

As 2023 comes to an end, looks back at a year of news.

We’ve covered the region’s annual events such as the Giant Pumpkin and Watermelon Festival in Kyogle, Casino Truck Show, all the regional shows and Beef Week.

We’ve reported on car crashes, unexpected deaths and even a $1million Lotto win for an Evans Head resident. There have been the controversies of the NRLX dispute and Kyogle Council’s shock sacking of the GM.

Reporting the news and telling your stories gives a picture of our region.

The stories are not always easy to tell but if they are a part of what is happening they matter.

There are the stories that inspire such as Izzy stopping a runaway bus. Stories about the success of a local preschool such as Jumbana. Stories that advocated for flood recovery such as rebuilding the supermarket in Woodburn and reporting on the debacle that was the NRRC. There are the tragic stories about animals such as the bison who died at Bungawalbin.

A highlight this year was the release of the short film Tinnie Heroes about the 2022 floods. It was a thrill to launch the documentary at Woodburn in March. You can watch the film here.

At the Woodburn launch of Tinnie Heroes- Danny Lickiss, Susanna Freymark, Elaine Trustum and Jimmy Malecki.

The 10 most read stories on this year according to Google Analytics were:

1. Where to see the Tinnie Heroes film

2. Two teens die when car crashes into a tree

3. Film release: Watch Tinnie Heroes in your own home

4. Million buck lotto win will ease flood pain

5. Mother of two who was bashed in club toilet has died and an autopsy is in progress

6. Watch the trailer for Tinnie Heroes right here

7. Beef over saleyards draws a large crowd and strong demands for reopening NRLX

8. Police seek man who may have been hurt in explosion and fire at shop

9. Man dies when ute crashes into tree

10. Two cars crash at highway intersection

There has been a growth in readers this year – it’s like we reached a tipping point and website numbers are increasing naturally every week.

See below.

The 5 most visited pages on were

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We look forward to bringing you the news to come in 2024.

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