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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.

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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.

Cartoon of the week – 24 February, 2021

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Right to die

James Regan, Myocum Jeff Dawson’s article ‘Celebrating a life and dignified death’ (10 February) highlights the systemic bias that exists...

Wonderful Council

Raphael Lee Cass, Byron Bay I went for a swim at Belongil Beach the other day and was shocked to...

Cut it down – Tweed Councillors at odds over future of forest red gum

‘We should be active and take the tree down,’ Cr Polglase told the Tweed Shire Council meeting last Thursday, referring to a significant forest red gum and koala food tree in Tweed Heads West.

Call to protect oceans from plastic and pollution

A new sign has been installed at Main Beach, Byron Bay, calling for increased awareness and collective action on the issue of marine debris and pollution. 

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Turtle tracks spotted on Clarkes Beach

Tracks belonging to an egg-laden female turtle have been spotted on Clarkes Beach.

Can you help the Sea Turtle Hospital?

The Ballina Byron Sea Turtle Hospital, at Australian Seabird Rescue HQ in Ballina, is seeing more sick and injured sea turtles come into care than ever before.

Rescued turtles heading back to the wild

Two rehabilitated green turtles are being released tomorrow at Lighthouse Beach, Ballina at 8.30m and everyone is welcome to come and enjoy the event.

Turtle release at Sharpes Beach

Australian Seabird Rescue who will be releasing Iguana the green sea turtle will be at Sharpes Beach, Skennars Head, Ballina this morning at 11am.

Turtles to be released in Ballina tomorrow

Five sea turtles will be release tomorrow at Lighthouse Beach Ballina taking the number of rehabilitated turtles released by Australian Seabird Rescue in Ballina to 25.

Three more sea turtles nursed back to health

Australian Seabird Rescue released three rehabilitated green sea turtles at Lighthouse Beach, Ballina this morning. ASR is urging people who find turtles on the beach not to put them back in the water but to give them a call. Here's why.

Two turtles set to return to the sea at Ballina

Australian Seabird Rescue (ASR) volunteers Katie and Jen will be releasing two green sea turtles, Ariana and Jellyfish, at Ballina’s Lighthouse Beach tomorrow morning (Tuesday, November 27).

Green turtle released by Australian Seabird Rescue

Winona, rescued by Australian Seabird Rescue from Evan's Head on March 10 was successfully released back into the ocean on Wednesday morning.

Rehabilitated turtles set for Valentines Day release

Two turtles that have spent months in rehabilitation at Australian Seabird Rescue in Ballina will be released at Byron Bay’s Main Beach tomorrow, just in time for Valentines Day.

National Party balloons raise environmental ire

Myrelle Hurst, Murwillumbah. I wanted to make a comment regarding the Nationals’ display at the Murwillumbah Show, promoting Thomas George and Geoff Provest. I noticed they...

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.