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My own pandemic imaginations

Robert Podhajsky, Ocean Shores Imagination is a powerful mechanism; I must admit I get unsettled with my own pandemic imaginations...

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Linen SHIFT project urgently needs new home

With a vision to disrupt the cycle of women’s homelessness, the Linen SHIFT project was born to provide unique individual support and education for at-risk women in a safe residential environment, but today they they have been forced to close.

New food donation campaign launched

A new campaign is set to make a big difference in helping to reduce waste and provide more food security for our region.

A win for the roughy

The battle for the 'roughy had been a tough road for conservationists and hopefully this win will be the last fight.

Waking up with a sick feeling in my gut

Horst Tietze, Mullumbimby Thank you to Mandy Nolan for publishing her courageous account of growing up as a young woman...

Lens on Lennox photo competition is open

Entries are now open for the Lennox Head Lions Club's annual photographic competition, on the theme of 'Lennox Head, Then and Now'.

Empanadas and community spirit in wake of cancelled Bluesfest

With a collective sigh of disbelief and disappointment we processed the news that Bluesfest was cancelled

Stories about "assault":

Two charged with assault in separate incidents

A man and a woman have been charged with assault after separate violent incidents last week, one in Byron Bay and one in Mullumbimby.

Trial of former Byron Bay policeman accused of assault to continue in 2021

At one point in the footage, five of six officers can be seen holding the naked and hand-cuffed youth down while a paramedic first removes taser prongs and then sedates him.

‘It’s unfair’: lawyer defending policeman accused of youth assault criticises legal process

The defence barrister told the court witnesses in the LECC inquiry had been ‘cajoled’ into ‘giving answers’ in the earlier inquiry.

Alleged police assault youth victim needed to be ‘detained, taken to hospital’, says Byron officer

Sen-Constable Roach says the boy appeared 'drug affected' and 'could’ve been a danger to himself or the community'.

Teen charged over alleged assaults, including unprovoked attack on couple – Byron Bay

A teenager has been charged after allegedly assaulting three people and a police officer at a park in Byron Bay yesterday.

Appeal after woman intimidated, assaulted – Coffs Harbour

Police are appealing for public assistance following reports a woman was pushed to the ground and intimidated by an unknown man near Coffs Harbour.

Teen charged over New Year’s Day assault at Evans Head

A teenage boy has been charged with assault and affray over an alleged assault in Evans Head on New Year’s Day.

Coffs teacher charged with aggravated indecent assault

In a parents worst nightmare a high school teacher has been charged with offences against children in Coffs Harbour

Man stabbed with scissors in Ballina domestic dispute

A man has been charged following investigations into the reckless wounding of his domestic partner during a dispute in East Ballina overnight.

Byron man guilty of assaulting neighbour over boundary issue

A Byron Bay man has been found guilty of assaulting his neighbour with a piece of wood after the two men clashed over the location of their shared boundary.

Inspector condemns prisoner health services

In the forward to the Inspector of Custodial Services Report published last month, Fiona Rafter Inspector of Custodial Services says that the provision of health services to inmates in New South Wales custodial facilities is a complex and challenging responsibility.

The importance of talking about ovaries

Brother and sister clothing designers Camilla Freeman-Topper and Marc Freeman are, were 11 and 13 respectively when their mother died of ovarian cancer.

Dead rats in the Byron bubble?

Poppa Veet Mayo, Main Arm Am I the only one who can smell a dead rat in this bubble called the Byron Shire? Hear it happened...

Linen SHIFT project urgently needs new home

With a vision to disrupt the cycle of women’s homelessness, the Linen SHIFT project was born to provide unique individual support and education for at-risk women in a safe residential environment, but today they they have been forced to close.