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Travel declaration required for travellers entering Queensland

Queensland Health says that all travellers from a state or territory with a declared COVID-19 hotspot (currently Victoria and from 1am Saturday, June 19 also New South Wales) are required to complete a Queensland Border Declaration Pass prior to entry.

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Interview with The Buckleys

Sitting with The Buckleys, you know they are siblings. They have this natural ease and fluidity with each other. A lack of self-consciousness. A lot of love, but you also know they keep each other in check.

Localisation fantasy

Boyd Kellner, Newrybar The world’s richest person, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has increased his wealth from $130 billion to $186...

Backsliders coming to Lennox

Australian music legends the Backsliders are coming to Lennox Head for the first time, to play at the Lennox Head Cultural Centre on Saturday 26 June 2021.

Dunoon Dam from a Rocky Creek perspective

R Musgrave, Rocky Creek Here’s a simple question about the proposed new Dunoon Dam and some local observations from a long-time...

You Can Close Your Eyes

There is a beautiful James Taylor song (‘You Can Close Your Eyes’) that commences with the words; Oh, the sun is surely sinking down, But the moon is slowly rising. 

Save Waterlily park

Tina Petroff, Waterlily Playscape Inc. For decades our local voluntary committees in Ocean Shores (OS) have fought for basic needs for...

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Addressing drug issues a team effort

Applications are now open for the Local Drug Action Team Program, a joint initiative of the Alcohol and Drug Foundation and the Australian Government which provides community organisations with funding to address alcohol and drug issues.

NYE Get Home Safe Bus for Ballina area

After a successful run over Christmas, the Ballina Liquor Accord will be running the free ‘Get Home Safe’ bus service again at New Year to help the local community get home safely.

Ted Noffs Foundation warns of mental health ‘wave’

A wave of substance abuse issues and mental health problems could overwhelm health and social services after COVID-19, unless free and accessible treatment options for vulnerable young people are expanded, warns expert.

Seen enjoying ‘Hello Sunday Morning’ last Saturday

Byron Bay’s Hello Sunday Morning, featuring Tommy Franklin and in fact held last Saturday, was a great success with about 500 people enjoying the morning. SEE PHOTOS

Jacks Bar licensee loses RSA over drunken patron incident

The Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority has banned the former licensee of Lismore’s Jacks Bar for from working in any NSW licensed venue for six months despite not being in attendance on the night a drunken patron was served.

Alcohol ‘kills 15 Australians each day’

A new report paints a bleak picture of the impacts of alcohol in Australia.

Byron Bay doesn’t need more grog shops

Lorraine Ward, Byron Bay. It is with alarm that the residents of Byron Bay read in the local papers that our ALDI supermarket has applied for a liquor licence.

Imagination could be key to beating booze

People who want to drink less alcohol are being urged to join a study of a newly developed treatment that has shown promising initial...

NSW police launch RBT blitz

Police will perform 25 random breath tests every minute during a state-wide operation that started early this morning.

Support program offered for drug users’ families

How do you keep loving, caring for and supporting someone when all they seem to care about is using? Nothing can ever prepare family members for this journey.

‘Technically no longer human’ – can mRNA COVID-19 vaccines meld with your DNA?

It’s becoming increasingly common to see social media posts claiming that the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines, which include those made by Pfizer and Moderna, could alter a person’s DNA.

Lantern parade and fiery finish a blast

With just under 5,000 people including performers, workers, schools and volunteers, the 2021 Lismore Lantern Parade and accompanying festival was a sold-out event celebrating light.

Art headed for the bin after Lismore competition

Making rubbish look great is the outcome of a resent art competition in Lismore – Indigenous art, koalas, rainbows, bats and lorikeets all feature in artwork that will soon be printed onto new bins in Carrington Street.

Locals to fight back with a series about the REAL Byron Bay

News that Netflix was planning to film a vacuous docudrama in Byron Bay brought a collective snort of derision across the Shire.