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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

Police use road spikes to catch speeder

Police say that on Friday at around 10.45pm, they received information that a stolen Hyundai Santa Fe was travelling south of the Pacific Motorway towards the QLD/NSW border.

Historical Museum shows off its knickers

There is plenty to find out about our ancestors’ ‘intimate apparel’ while you visit the museum and its monthly market, which will be taking place on Saturday.

Archibald has knock-on effect in Murwillumbah

The Tweed Regional Gallery is hosting the Archibald Prize and local business people say the event is giving the town of Murwillumbah a significant economic boost.

Stop motion animators needed

Northern Rivers Community Gallery in Ballina is seeking expressions of interest from suitably experienced digital animators with demonstrated experience...

Cartoon of the week – 24 February, 2021

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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.

December 16, 2015

Issue 30.27

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Cinema Review: By the Sea

At the end of The Hours (2002), when Our Nicole, as Virginia Woolf, walked into the River Ouse with her pockets full of stones to make her sink, I’m afraid I was barracking for the river. Similarly, only halfway...


Ben’s all for all abilities

Next year the Suffolk Park Football Club will be kicking off an exciting new program, the Northern Rivers All Abilities Football Program.


Money in the Banff

When Brisbane-based Benjamin Forbes, aka BANFF former frontman of Little Casino, stepped away from the band environment it was to pursue his passion for songwriting and to find a voice unfettered by the influences of others. ‘It was new territory...


When the hits Reyne down

The music of Australian Crawl is like a summer soundtrack for the 80s and 90s. When you hear songs such as Boys Light Up, Errol, or Reckless, it’s like a portal back through time. James Reyne fronted the band and...


Music Roundup – Thursday 17 December, 2015

You got the fever Boogie Fever is coming to The Bangalow Bowlo this Saturday for the annual Bay FM Christmas Discotheque. Doors and dancefloor open from 6pm till midnight for six hours of pure disco and funk hits. Six of...


Cinema Review: The Night Before

The thing about Seth Rogen is that, every once in a while, you can see a really gifted comic. Early in this he finds himself being quizzed about his Jewishness by a couple of very strange-looking girl twins. ‘You...


Country Cup secured for Far North Coast Branch

After two days of intense competition at the 2015 Interbranch Carnival at Cape Hawke, Forster, the Far North Coast’s best surf athletes could afford to relax.


Elements resort seeks to redesign approved cabins, roads

Managers of the soon-to-be-opened $100m Elements Of Byron resort have played down fears that a DA modification – now extended for public submission – significantly expands existing floor space for 96 of its 193 cabins.


The show must go on, without excuse!

There's an old theatrical saying to performers about to go onstage: 'break a leg'. But the lead character and acrobat in a new acrobatic show to be held at Circus Arts HQ has actually broken her foot.


Culture Roundup – Wednesday 16 December, 2015

Stories in the library Celebrate the joy, wonder and simplicity of a nature-filled Christmas this year with Australian Christmas stories and songs on Monday at the Mullumbimby Library (10.30am) and Brunswick Heads Library (2.30pm). Join storyteller and musician Annie Bryant...


French honour bestowed upon WWII veteran

Retired veteran Rob Jenkins, who now lives in Mullumbimby, will soon be awarded the French Legion of Honour for his services to France during World War II.


Mandy Nolan’s Soap box: Man shall not live by breadboard alone

What’s with the elevation of the breadboard to the status of a plate? I have a hint for trendy restaurateurs who seek to hipsterfy their service with chunky artisanal-styled food presentation. The true purpose for a breadboard is in...


Enova Energy just $50,000 short of launch target

Start-up north coast renewable energy retailer Enova says, with its share deadline looming, it has almost met its major capital milestone of $3 million required to operate.


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.