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Saint Bob of the Greens in Lennox Head

With hardly a vacant seat in the auditorium, Bob Brown kept the party faithful’s eyes, ears and hearts glued...

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Tweed Council celebrates citizens new and old

Yesterday Tweed Shire Council celebrated members of the community, old and new, with an award ceremony. The Citizen of the Year award went to refugee advocate Joan Henderson of Urliup.

Good results for locals in Yamba criterion

Byron Bay Cycling Club members shook up C-grade at the criterion racing held in Yamba last Sunday. Conditions made for a great morning of cycling despite the high humidity that made the road surface challenging. All riders were able to make their way around the course safely, according to the Yamba Cycling Club report.

New blood running again

If you missed out on tickets to October’s sold-out season of the award-winning local musical New Blood, you will be thrilled to know that it’s back by popular demand for a second season in February. The musical that got the whole region talking is back, for two nights only, at the Byron Theatre, 8–9 February. This new musical, created by local musicians and performers, is an absolute ‘must see’ – it’s funny, deeply moving and resonated loudly with local audiences.

Shroom Bros

Two pieces of delightful trivia about Shroom Brothers’ Andrew Mohanu: the Romanian town where he was born was about...

Man dies after being pulled unconscious from surf near Crescent Head

A Queensland man has died while swimming at a beach near Crescent Head yesterday afternoon.

Survival/Australia Day celebration – Byron Shire

There are events being held across the Byron Shire on January 26 to celebrate both Survival and Australia Day.

NSW police say a motorcyclist has died following a crash yesterday afternoon at Cawongla.

Just after 12.30pm (Friday 17 December), emergency services were called to Kyogle Road in Cawongla, after reports a motorcycle and ford utility collided.

The male rider died at the scene and is yet to be formally identified but is believed to be aged in his 60s.

The driver of the utility – a 32-year-old woman – was uninjured and taken to Lismore Base Hospital for mandatory testing.

Officers from Richmond Police District established a crime scene, which was examined by specialist forensic police.

An investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash is underway and a report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.

 


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Ballina’s Citizens of the Year announced

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