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Thieves target Westower Tavern

Police are investigating the armed robbery of Westower at Ballina on Sunday night. At about 10pm two men entered the tavern on the Pacific Highway...

Saffin backs Rudd over Gillard

Chris Dobney Member for Page Janelle Saffin has backed Kevin Rudd over Julia Gillard as the leader likely to win the next election against Tony...

CSG company paid Queensland cops

Hans Lovejoy & Simeon Michaels Queensland police minister Neil Roberts has defended allowing the state’s police officers to be hired by mining companies as private...

Strop wants to chip off the old block

Michael McDonald Byron identity John Cornell plans to develop his 60-hectare Ewingsdale property into a 41-lot residential subdivision. One of the lots contains his existing...

Pottsville Beach Centre expands

  Last Friday saw the opening of Pottsville Beach Neighbourhood Centre’s (PBNC) $1.5 million extension. Designed to be energy efficient and include elements to support sustainability,...

Festival brings out the Byron Spirit

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6KjTdbDYd0 The sun shone on the first-ever Byron Spirit Festival, which took place in venues all over Mullumbimby during the weekend. A plethora of yoga classes,...

Gaslands director arrested

Gaslands filmmaker Josh Fox’s guest spot at the Byron Bay International Film Festival is in jeopardy following his arrest in Washington at a hearing...

Sex and consciousness conference

Documentary Sharon Shostak What goes on at a conference on sex and consciousness? Sharon Shostak wasn't given much access to the inner sanctums which were...

Spying on CSG protesters confirmed

Tweed and Northern Rivers residents against coal-seam gas (CSG) mining have been urged to complain to their local federal MPs over the revelation this...

Anglicans want $220k for Federal church

Hans Lovejoy The Anglican Church is asking the Federal village community for $220,000 to buy back the church its forbears built and donated. A meeting on...

West Byron the ‘death knell’ for Belongil Creek

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDPtafnGhhs Story Ray Moynihan Video Sharon Shostak Environmentalist and artist Dailan Pugh from the Byron Environmental and Conservation Organisation, BEACON, says the proposed development at West...

Trees to make way for health centre

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjz4eLrPdbU Story Steve Spencer, video Sharon Shostack Councillors have voted to remove a stand of native trees along a koala corridor to make way for a...

Art inspired by farming life

As well as showcasing the area’s farming culture, Bangalow Show is now embarking on a unique project embracing the arts.

Wedding for a family but funeral for a church

Luis Feliu A third-generation family wedding was a happy day for a young Burringbar couple but a bittersweet moment in the life of the local...

Hastings Point may get McMansion

Tweed councillors have voted to defer a plan to gut a block of flats to create a three-storey ‘McMansion’ on the Hastings Point beachfront. Council...

Police altercation in Mullum

Chris Dobney An Upper Main Arm man has been arrested and charged following a very public altercation with police on the road to Mullumbimby on...

Dept whitewashes Ballina school bullying allegations

Chris Dobney The NSW Dept of Education and Training (DEET) has declined to respond to specific allegations of ongoing bullying at Ballina High School raised...

Abuse survivor partner seminar

If you are the spouse or partner of an adult survivor of childhood sexual abuse the seminar on Thursday 3 November 2011 from 5pm to 8pm at...

Bexhill students wisest on waste

The students at Bexhill Public School have been busy getting their hands dirty, and have earned themselves $2000 for their efforts. Bexhill are the 2011...

Byron’s outdoor smoking ban

Byron Shire playgrounds, outdoor dining strips, and sports fields are going smoke free following a Council decision to protect the community’s health from harmful...

Clunes camera

The Roads and Traffic Authority (RTA) is calling for community feedback into the decision to cease issuing fines from the Clunes speed camera. This follows...

New levee for Lismore

Work has started on a new section of levee wall for Lismore, following the appearance of a crack in the old levee adjacent to...

Local training for health professionals

Luis Feliu New training facilities and a lecture theatre for nurses at Murwillumbah District Hospital’s education campus were officially opened on Monday. Richmond MP Justine Elliot...

Residents urged to save water as both dam plans ditched

Steve Spencer Tweed residents have been urged to start saving water following last week’s shock decision by a majority of councillors to torpedo a move...

Murwillumbah’s Melbourne Cup

Tweed River Jockey Club (TRJC) is getting set to host one of the biggest meetings in its racing calendar, Melbourne Cup day at Murwillumbah,...

Lismore police pursuit ends in charges

Police say a man has been charged over alleged pursuits and a crash overnight.

Drowning risk warning for Australia Day weekend

Royal Life Saving is urging the public to take care around water this Australia Day weekend, with their research showing that the risk of drowning doubles on public holidays.

How the study of dolphin airways could help save endangered whales

Paul Bibby A new study exploring the health of dolphin airways has revealed findings that could help save endangered whale species. During an eight-month study at...

Conspiratorial breaths

R Podhajsky, Ocean Shores Thanks to the Collins English Dictionary 4th edition, for insight to the realm of words. Conspire 2, to act together towards...