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Housing waiting lists jump over 100 per cent for Northern Rivers

Crisis response needed from NSW state government as listings for priority housing increase over 100 per cent in multiple Northern Rivers regions.

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Community search for Gage Wilson to continue

A community search is to continue today for missing 31-year-old Mullumbimby man Gage Wilson.

Chinny Charge entries now open!

Now’s the time to enter the Chinny Charge up Mullumbimby’s local mountain on Saturday, September 21.  The annual run and...

Ballina Council blacklists wrong tree

The Macaranga tanarius is a tree that is commonly seen as a pioneer species in disturbed rainforest areas. In...

Can I have more?

Whooo hooo! Byron Bay business community donates $1,360 to BayFM… ‘Please Sir, can I have some more?’ should have...

Brad’s Butchery: Byron’s new organic butcher at 130 Jonson St Byron

Brad’s Butchery Byron Bay is a brand-new organic, family-owned-and-operated butcher in Byron with a great range of quality products and a dry-aged beef display room that is equal to the best in the country.

Broken Head Quarry development plan rears its head once again

Long-dormant plans to turn the former Broken Head Quarry site into a residential development have lumbered out of the bush like a bewildered dinosaur.

Police said this morning a 39-year-old man swam across a river and ran into bushland to avoid arrest on the Northern Rivers last Friday.

Officers from the Tweed/Bryon area reportedly saw the man, wanted for arrest, when they were patrolling Wharf Street on Tweed Heads shortly before seven o’clock in the morning.

They said they tried to arrest him but he threw a bottle at them and ran, before jumping in to the Tweed River and swimming across to Fingal Head.

The man reportedly then fled into bushland.

Later that same day, police said, they found the wanted man at an Altair Street address in Tweed Heads and arrested him after a violent struggle.

They took him to Tweed Heads Police Station and charged him with the outstanding warrant as well as assault and resisting arrest.

He was refused bail is due to face court in the Tweed Heads local court today.


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Flood-prone land subdivision DA on exhibition

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