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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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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.

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.

Archibald has knock-on effect in Murwillumbah

The Tweed Regional Gallery is hosting the Archibald Prize and local business people say the event is giving the town of Murwillumbah a significant economic boost.

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

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.

On behalf of the Cancer Council NSW I would like to congratulate people of the northern NSW region on their outstanding contribution towards October’s flagship campaign Pink Ribbon. As an organisation we feel incredibly blessed to work alongside passionate, driven and generous people every day.

During such events as Pink Ribbon Day, it becomes unmistakable how integral the role of community is in the success and fruition of fundraising. Be it our wonderful team leaders and volunteers who give their time to sell merchandise, an event host putting on a Pink Ribbon Event, or a passer-by who gives what they can, I would like to publicly honour your commitment to defeating cancer. You are the people who are helping us make this dream reality.

We have made significant progress with thousands of women alive in our community compared to what we would have expected just two decades ago thanks to advances in the fight against cancer.

Major advances in screening, treatment and prevention programs have all played a huge role in helping to turn the tide on breast and gynaecological cancer. Cancer Council NSW has played a pivotal role in this, funding seven dedicated grants for breast cancer research over the last five years.

A big thankyou to everyone who contributed to Pink Ribbon Day Across the region! Together we have raised $55,633 toward the fight against breast and gynaecological cancer and we could not be more grateful for your assistance and continued support.

For more information please contact Pink Ribbon Day coordinator Sarah Royall on 6639 1303 or [email protected] or visit http://www.pinkribbonday.com.au/.

 Sarah Royall, Cancer Council, NSW Northern Region.


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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.