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February 26, 2021

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‘Hollywood’ drug squads over the top

I guess we have to thank Hollywood for the enduring myth that a black-clad squad of elite 'blokes', preferably with cool helicopters, from the capital are needed to crack down on really serious crime in hick parts of the country like Mullumbimby.

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Super swim challenge accepted

A group of mates from Brunswick Heads, Byron Bay and Lennox Head, recently formed a swim team known as the Anti Budgie Boardriders for the purpose of taking part in the Starlight Foundations Super Swim Challenge.  

Interview with Michael Balson, creator of Ocean to Sky

Local filmmaker helps tell the story of Edmund Hillary’s last adventure, in the film, Ocean to Sky

‘ATO’ scam wants every last dollar in your account

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is warning about a spike in automated scam calls impersonating the ATO and asking people to transfer all their money to another account.

‘Hollywood’ drug squads over the top

I guess we have to thank Hollywood for the enduring myth that a black-clad squad of elite 'blokes', preferably with cool helicopters, from the capital are needed to crack down on really serious crime in hick parts of the country like Mullumbimby.

Will the Lennox Park pavilion survive?

Ballina Shire Council will today debate the future of the Lennox Park pavilion/dressing shed, which is slated for removal as part of the Lennox Village Vision concept plan.

TGA

Paul Brecht, Evans Head Why should we trust the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) who allowed genetically modified (GM) food onto...

More rain is on the way, with a 90 per cent chance of up to 80mm of rain around our region today. Rain with a chance of thunderstorms is forecast for today, tomorrow and Thursday.

In late breaking news, Wilsons Creek landownders report 60mm rainfall in two hours this morning, with the prospect that if rain continues Wilsons Creek Road could close as early as today.

And if that has put a dampener on your Australia Day plans, spare a thought for our southern neighbours further. Most areas on the mid north coast have copped more than 90mm in the last 24 hours on top of already high falls over the weekend.

Grafton has been heavily affected, with more than 70mm of rain in the last 24 hours and, further south, major flooding is predicted for the Bellinger valley.

The Bellinger River at Thora reached 5.8 metres overnight and is expected to go higher. The river is predicted to peak in Bellingen at eight metres.

Waterfall Way is closed between Dorrigo and Thora, and people travelling to the region are advised to use caution and to drive according to road conditions.


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Local fisherfolk caught in the parking fine net

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Family Court scrapped

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Cavanbah centre gets a taste of 3×3 basketball

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Northern Rivers policeman accused of youth assault acquitted

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