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April 18, 2021

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Head-on crash car traveling in wrong direction

Police say that two men are in hospital after an accident on the M1 overnight, when emergency services responded to reports of a crash involving two cars near Clothiers Creek

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Getting the right stuff in your bins in the Tweed

Tweed Council is asking residents to be more careful with what waste they put in which bin – a surprising amount of the area's refuse, both recycling and landfill, ends up in the wrong receptacle.

Inspector condemns prisoner health services

In the forward to the Inspector of Custodial Services Report published last month, Fiona Rafter Inspector of Custodial Services says that the provision of health services to inmates in New South Wales custodial facilities is a complex and challenging responsibility.

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Francis Cloake in running for National Portrait Prize

Byron Bay's Francis Cloake is one of two Northern Rivers photographers named as a finalist in the prestigious Living Memory: National Photographic Portrait Prize.

Hippie fools

Edward Kent, Suffolk Park So, have the ‘hippie’ hipsters of Byron Bay figured out how the new global establishment party at...

Linen SHIFT project urgently needs new home

With a vision to disrupt the cycle of women’s homelessness, the Linen SHIFT project was born to provide unique individual support and education for at-risk women in a safe residential environment, but today they they have been forced to close.

Joey Mason, Suffolk Park

My council rates just went up $50 a quarter and for what? Still got too many potholes, still not enough carparks, still not enough public beach toilets, still not enough public bins.

Stop milking the locals and make a bloody bed tax! Then put the money into local infrastructure. Combine this with a building moratorium, a town bypass road from the industrial estate through where West Byron was gonna be (farmland) up to the water tower on Bangalow Road and we might make some progress.

All public commercial accommodation like hostels, hotels, motels, Airbnb should be charged a $1 per bed slept in per night. That way these tourists who use, abuse, and then leave at least pay towards town infrastructure that benefits locals and also stops residents getting screwed with ridiculous rate hikes each year for nothing.


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