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February 25, 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.

Other News

Last minute water park unsuccessful as Jack Evans Boat Harbour PoM approved

A last minute attempt by Councillor Warren Polglase (conservative) to introduce a water park as part of the Jack Evans Boat Harbour Plan of Management (PoM)at last nights Tweed Shire Council saw yet another ‘workshop’ set up for councillors to discuss the implications.

Amber alert for blue-green algae at Lake Ainsworth

An amber alert has been put in place for Lake Ainsworth near Lennox Head in relation to the presence of blue-green algae.

Northern Rivers policeman accused of youth assault acquitted

Magistrate Michael Dakin has ordered a common assault charge against a former Byron-based policeman be dropped after an altercation involving a naked youth in Byron Bay three years ago.

Interview with James McMillan, founder of the Byron Surf Festival

With the Byron Bay Surf Festival just days away, founder James McMillan took a few minutes to talk to Seven about the awesome things planned for the coming weekend.

Cavanbah centre gets a taste of 3×3 basketball

The Byron Beez basketball team in collaboration with the U League hosted a 3x3 tournament at the Cavanbah centre at the end of January that attracted 30 teams.

Wonderful Council

Raphael Lee Cass, Byron Bay I went for a swim at Belongil Beach the other day and was shocked to...

Luke will sing your wedding waltz and save your country

Local troubadour, wedding singer and musical activist Luke Vassella is well known on the NSW north coast and beyond as a warm, personable, professional and inspirational performer.

Luke has been a card-carrying local for almost twenty years; born and bred in the Hunter Valley, Luke has lived in Lismore since 1995.

Vassella has become a legendary figurehead in the anti-CSG mining movement. He has performed at every music direct action in this world-first successful campaign alongside Pete Murray, Xavier Rudd, Ash Grunwald, Natalie Pa’apa’a and many more. His rousing tributes to the anti-CSG movement have become modern-day anthems in the region – this is alt-country with an ethical heart sung with a voice that can melt hearts.

The songs on his latest EP The Mighty Dollar recall a Woody Guthrie figure, a musician on the frontline of radical change, but with a gentle respect for the stories that make up the legends of this land.

Luke Vassella is the authentic voice of the ‘new country’, a movement that is growing across Australia and the world.

Luke is singing a couple into wedded bliss this weekend on top of the Q1 Tower, but you can catch him at the Byron Community Centre’s ‘Bob’s Birthday Bash’ next Friday May 24.

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Local fisherfolk caught in the parking fine net

FIsherfolk have been caught in the net of parking fines designed to stop travellers parking up for the night on the Tweed Coast Road and they are seeking help to access their beaches at night without fines.

Family Court scrapped

Despite overwhelming opposition from Australia’s family law specialists and advocates, the federal Liberal-Nationals government and cross benchers scrapped the Family Law Court and subsumed it into the circuit courts last week.

Cavanbah centre gets a taste of 3×3 basketball

The Byron Beez basketball team in collaboration with the U League hosted a 3x3 tournament at the Cavanbah centre at the end of January that attracted 30 teams.

Northern Rivers policeman accused of youth assault acquitted

Magistrate Michael Dakin has ordered a common assault charge against a former Byron-based policeman be dropped after an altercation involving a naked youth in Byron Bay three years ago.