Spectators from far and wide have flocked to the Wallabadah races to welcome 2018. Plenty of punters had a flutter, hoping the new year also brings some good luck.
As the clock struck midnight, many thoughts turned to new years resolutions. Health and wealth are popular choices, but what about taking on a life-saving resolution?
Soaring high above Manilla's Mount Borah was the perfect way to start 2018. Up to 40 international paragliders took to the wind today, their year starting on a high.
2017 saw controversy, challenges and triumphs right across the region. Tonight we look back on the year that was and the events that shaped the New England North West.
Families have flocked to the dams to ring in the new year by the water. Copeton dam was booked out months in advance but a harmful algae outbreak risked ruining celebrations.
Severe thunderstorms in parts of the Northern Rivers have disrupted some people's New Year plans. A Ballina man had a lucky escape when a storm wiped out his campsite at Nymboida.
The traditional scorching sunshine shone again on a much loved New Year's Day family event. However ageing organisers are desperate for more help so the event can continue.
Revellers had a better vantage point this year to welcome in the New Year Coffs Harbour. Plenty of people took advantage of the new elevated seating in the Jetty Beach plaza to see out 2017.
There was a celebration of life at the Byron Bay Lighthouse this morning as the first ray of sunlight for 2018 lit the east coast. Hundreds took part in a special meditation session to mark the start of the New Year.
Thousands of party-goers have packed popular venues across the region to welcome the arrival of 2018. But while many brought in the new year in style, some revellers took the party too far.
After a long night of New Year celebrations, a 5km run is usually out of the question. But more than 100 people signed up to do just that in Taree.
Thousands of holidaymakers have descended on the region as boating enthusiasts head to Lake Hume. And water police are out in force to help prevent a holiday water tragedy.
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