News

Woman dies after being hit by car near Tweed Heads

A woman was hit by a car and died at Banora Point on New Year's Eve.
A woman was hit by a car and died at Banora Point on New Year's Eve. John Gass

AN ELDERLY woman has died after being hit by a car at Banora Point, near Tweed Heads, last night.

NSW Police said in a statement just before 9.30pm emergency services responded to reports a woman had been hit by a car at the car park of Club Banora in Leisure Dr.

Police believe the 79-year-old woman was standing in the car park and was seen to fall over before the car hit her.

She was taken to Tweed Heads Hospital, but died a short time later.

The driver of the car - a 54-year-old woman - and her male passenger were uninjured, but the woman was taken to Tweed Heads Hospital for mandatory blood and urine testing.

Officers from Tweed Byron LAC are investigating the incident and are asking witnesses to come forward by calling Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

A report will be prepared for the coroner.

Club Banora was hosting its annual Oasis Pools' New Year's Eve fireworks display last night when the incident occurred.

Topics:  banora point, car, club banora, death, editors picks, fatal, tweed heads, tweed heads hospital



15 Northern Rivers schools to benefit from state funding boost

Local schools will benefit from a $340 million funding boost to quality teaching.

New $340m Literacy and Numeracy Strategy will benefit students

Know of an unsafe footpath? It's your chance to tell council

It's your chance to tell someone about an unsafe or annoying footpath in your area.

Have your say on the Pedestrian Access and Mobility Plan

Cocaine dealing pensioner jailed for three years

Cocaine and heroine

'Breaking bad' disability pensioner gets jail time.

Local Partners

Janet Jackson's pregnancy is 'best thing'

Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson can't wait to become a mum

Jay Z signs two-year movie and TV deal

Rapper Jay Z

Rapper Jay Z has signed a television and movie deal

Nowhere to Hyde: Matt Nable is Australia's man in demand

Matt Nable stars as Detective Gary Hyde in the TV series Hyde & Seek.

NABLE returns to the small screen amidst busy film work.

Ten things to do this week

CLASSIC: A finals heat from the 1985 Byron bay Malibu Club Classic
Photo Contributed

Surf, music, comedy and plenty of cabaret

Marvel's Luke Cage S1E7: Manifest review

Mike Colter in a scene from the TV series Marvel's Luke Cage. Supplied by Netflix.

*WARNING: spoilers if you haven't seen Marvel's Luke Cage*

Marvel's Luke Cage S1E6: Suckas Need Bodyguards review

Rosario Dawson and Mike Colter in a scene from the TV series Marvel's Luke Cage. Supplied by Netflix.

*WARNING: spoilers if you haven't seen Marvel's Luke Cage*

Beach-side real estate starts at $85k on Fraser Coast

HERVEY BAY REAL ESTATE: You can buy this townhouse in Scarness for under $300k.

Live your beach-living dream locally.

Buyers forking out millions

Owners benefiting from undersupplied Northern Rivers market

UPDATE: Former rodeo champ's sale rained out, now back on

Larkhill local Ken Consiglio is having an auction of most of the things on his property.

'People kept showing up and we had to turn them away'

Couple build their own 'tiny house' for $45k

Holly Bowen and Oli Bucher built their "tiny house" themselves, only hiring a plumber and an electrician. Photo/supplied

The house, which is built on a trailer and can be towed.

Sunshine Beach property breaks real estate record

The property overlooks Sunshine Beach, as the backyard lawn meets the sand.

Sunshine Beach mansion sale smashes real estate record

New $33 million development planned for Ballina Shire

The site of a proposed seniors living development at Skennars Head.

Plans include 211 homes, clubhouse and recreational facilities