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Medicinal cannabis; a better way forward

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Unapproved cabin stop order upheld

The NSW Land & Environment Court has upheld Byron Council’s decision to order a local landowner to stop renting out a 40-year-old rural cabin in Middle Pocket because it was an unapproved dwelling.

Missing woman, Elanora

Police have charged a 30-year-old man with multiple domestic violence offences as the search continues for 61-year-old Wendy Sleeman,...

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.

Shroom Bros

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

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.

EPA releases Climate Change Policy and Action Plan

The NSW Environment Protection Authority has released a Climate Change Policy and Action Plan 2023–26, ‘outlining a bold set of actions that will help NSW reach net-zero emissions by 2050’.

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Ballina remembers Ash Jenkinson

Since the tragic dual helicopter accident near Seaworld recently, there has been an outpouring of grief on social media. One of the people who lost his life in the crash was Seaworld pilot Ash 'Jenko' Jenkinson, who is warmly remembered by people in the Ballina area for his heroic role during the Northern Rivers flood emergency in February 2022.

Pedestrian dies after Wollongbar collision

NSW Police says a man died after a crash at Wollongbar last night.

Cyclist hit by truck at Condong

Crash investigators are appealing for public assistance and dashcam vision after a cyclist was hit by a truck on the Far North Coast earlier today.

Fatal motorcycle crash – Lismore

Police say a motorcyclist has died following a crash near Lismore yesterday.

Man injured while cutting down tree

Around 11am this morning the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter was tasked to Blue Knob, near Nimbin, where a 50-year-old male had been hit by a tree he was cutting down.

Trail-bike rider injured at Murwillumbah

A 20-year-old man suffered a serious head injury when the trail bike he was riding left the road collided with a tree near the Murwillumbah golf course around 1am on Saturday morning.

Motorcyclist airlifted after crash with 4WD near Uki

A 43-year-old motorcyclist was seriously injured and airlifted to hospital after his bike and a four-wheel-drive vehicle collided on Kyogle Road near Uki on Friday afternoon.

Daughter of police officer dies in crash near Casino

Police investigating a fatal crash which killed a police officer’s daughter on the Bruxner Highway near Casino are re-appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Four injured after car crashes into house at Lismore

Four people were hospitalised yesterday after the car they were in left the road and hit a parked car, forcing it into a house near Lismore.

Two killed in car crashes at weekend

Two men lost their lives in road crashes in the northern rivers at the weekend. A 22-year-old man died on Sunday after crashing into a tree near Chinderah, and a 65-year-old man also died near Kyogle after crashing into trees.

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 to the stage on Saturday...

Environment law fails to protect threatened species

A University of Queensland finding says that the federal environmental laws are failing to mitigate against Australia’s extinction crisis.

Dr Philip Nitschke to visit Lismore

Controversial founder and director of the pro-euthanasia group Exit International, Dr Philip Nitschke will hold a free public meeting on NSW’s new Voluntary Assisted Dying Act at the Lismore Workers Club on Saturday.

Bundjalung host Byron Shire Survival Day 

Main Beach Park in Cavanbah – Byron Bay, was the place where both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people gathered yesterday to celebrate the longest-living culture in the world – people who are now living on unceded land.