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February 26, 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

The lunatics have taken over the asylum…

The Zombies of the Climate ApoCOALpse have today swarmed around Queensland's Parliament House this morning to highlight impending climate chaos.

Ready for Byron’s latest massive development on Jonson St?

The changing face of Byron as Gold Coast and Sydney developers move in to recreate the look and feel of the town with intense development proposals.

Council’s power

Matthew O’Reilly I refer to Ian Pickles’ letter, titled ‘Developers’ power’ (Letters, 10 February). Generally, I must agree with most of...

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.

Letting the love light SHINE in Lismore

A discovery focused light festival in August hopes to attract locals and visitors to Lismore.

Research takes the vegan option to a new level

A project by Flinders University will see their Centre for Marine Bioproducts Development fishing for new vegan ideas.

Healthy Olives

Healthy tips on olives and olive oil from our naturopath: Olive oil is noted in classical writings as a symbol of goodness and purity and the tree itself as representing peace.

The phytonutrients and antioxidants in olives and olive oil have long been linked to cancer prevention and may also now help prevent bone loss as well. These findings are fascinating, since consumption of a Mediterranean diet has long been associated with decreased risk of osteoporosis, heart disease and cancer.

Studies have also shown that the monounsaturated fat found in olives and olive oil can help to decrease blood pressure. Few high-fat foods offer such a diverse range of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory factors.

Summerland Olives are producers of the finest olive products in Australia and have won many awards. They do not use preservatives, chemicals or dyes and their oil is extra virgin and cold pressed.

Visit Denyse of Summerland Olives at the Mullum Farmers Market and try some of their fabulous olive products. Visit their Facebook page for more interesting tips.

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.