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Police exchange gun fire at Dunoon – man arrested

At a media conference outside the Lismore police station this morning, Acting Superintendent Susan Johnston, Commander, Richmond Police Area Command, said that a man has been charged over an incident at Dunoon last night.

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Random Mullumbimby breath test leads police to cannabis and ketamine

Police say that a random breath test in Mullumbimby has led to the seizure of cannabis and ketamine.

Contemporary Byron

David Morris, Byron Bay ‘In Xanadu did Kubla Khan/A stately pleasure-dome decree’, Coleridge. Lines penned supposedly after being woken from...

International Women’s Day kerfuffle at Ballina

One councillor walked out of Ballina Council's recent meeting during an emotional discussion about speakers at an upcoming IWD event.

No more MOs for Tweed Shire

In a move that may have surprised some council watchers, it was the conservative councillors who voted in favour of keeping multiple occupancies (MO) in Tweed Shire.

My dear friend, Philip Rubinstein 1934–2021

I first met Phil on a rain-soaked day outside my house in Brunswick Terrace, Mullum. It was an accidental encounter, but we soon got stuck into a conversation about the parlous state of Australian universities.

Byron Wildlife Hospital’s DA up for public comment

A development application for the mobile Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital is now before the public.

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BOM annual climate statement released

The Bureau of Meteorology says 2020 was the fourth-warmest year on record for Australia, with the nation's temperature for the year 1.15 °C above the 1961–1990 average.

BoM predicts storms and flooding

The Bureau of Meteorology says there is now a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for damaging winds, heavy rainfall and large hailstones for the North Coast.

Preparation the key for severe weather

The Bureau of Meteorology has released its Severe Weather Outlook for October 2020 to April 2021, showing an increased risk of flooding for eastern Australia and tropical cyclones in the north.

Drought breaks records – again!

The drought in parts of northeast New South Wales and southeast Queensland since January is officially the worst on record since 1900, while other areas have had total rainfall figures that are half the average.

BOM says it’s official: we’re hotter than ever

We often have moments between December and March when we think that this is the hottest summer ever. Well it turns out, this year it is!

Flood Watch issued ahead weekend weather in north east NSW

The wet weather likely to continue over the NSW/QLD coastal border region over the weekend, with heavy falls possible in Northern Rivers and Mid North Coast Sunday and Monday.

Powerful swell for coast until at least Saturday

A powerful swell is predicted for the NSW coastline and a warning has been issued for the entire NSW coastline with the powerful conditions forecast to last until at least late Saturday.

Burringbar flood meeting a success with more to come

The flood information evening held in Burringbar last Tuesday 9 May was a great success and addressed issues ranging from the M1 contributing to flooding and clearing waterways to resolving disputes with insurance companies.

El Nino to stay for the rest of 2015: BoM

A drought-inducing El Nino will be with us until the end of the year at least, while the Indian Ocean may also conspire to cut rainfall in Australia.

Mandy Nolan’s Soap Box #187 God’s special fx

Thanks to climate change, the weather is no longer a boring topic. Try 'exciting' and 'volatile’, so much so Mandy's husband is always on the BOM site, even in bed. WATCH VIDEO

Byron carjacker and stolen vehicle still not found

Police say that a man carjacked a 17-year-old in Byron Bay just before midnight on Friday.

Man arrested after shots fired in Dunoon

A police report says a 63-year-old man man has been arrested following multiple public place shots fired overnight.

Police operation Billinudgel Nature Reserve

Gary Opit, Brunswick Heads On 22 February residents on Jones Road noticed a major police operation with officers from eight police cars and associated dogs entering...

Thanks David Gile – but on Musk

Robin Harrison, Binna Burra I want to thank David Gilet for his appreciation of the thoughts I’ve shared here. It’s very welcome as I’ve been equally...