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Celebrating the life of Uncle Gordon Johnson 31/8/1950  – 26/1/2023

Pastor Uncle Gordon Johnson died peacefully on January 26. A celebration of his life will take place this Saturday, 11 February at the Mullumbimby Showground.

Other News

Byron Bay wins national boardriders grand final

Byron Bay Boardriders have pulled off a massive upset beating powerhouse clubs to take out the Australian Boardriders grand...

Land values rise

Your cover story on 25 January claims that land valuation rises could herald increases in Council rates. This is...

Tweed Council extends its dogs-on-leash program

Tweed Shire Council is extending its Take the Lead program which aims to reduce the number of dogs off-leash in high conservation value areas and other public places in the Tweed.

Bruns fig tree slated for the chop gets reprieve

A much-loved fig tree next to the Brunswick Heads boat harbour has been saved from destruction – for now – by the quick thinking of a local activist.

Natural history

While I have not the informed authority to confirm John Bradley’s musings on the birds that seem to be...

Interview with Steve Earle

Steve Earle is not a fluffball of peace, light and unicorns, though he wears his heart on his sleeve – and his jacket and his jeans. It can get messy. And at 68 his work isn’t getting any fluffier. Husband to six wives (one twice-married) and with three sons (his firstborn, Justin Towns Earle, died tragically in 2020), telling it like it is, both personally and professionally makes his work some of the most important in modern music history – Seven recently spoke to Steve at home in New York about life and his preparations for Bluesfest.

Stories about "Breast Cancer":

Byron Lady Golfers pink balls fundraiser for breast cancer research

The Byron Lady Golfers were pretty in pink as they set out for the annual Pink Ball fundraising day, but not before they participated in some fun activities.

Mother’s Day Classic coming back

For its 25th anniversary, the Mother's Day Classic is returning at locations across Australia to celebrate and honour those affected by breast cancer, as well as raising vital funds for breast cancer research.

Mandy Nolan’s Soap Box: Sharing isn’t always caring

Last week lots of my lovely friends on Facebook asked me to share a heart on my wall. Some sort of hold-your-finger-down, share-with-your-gal-pals etc...

Byron’s in the pink in October

Byron Breast Cancer Support Group is set to paint the town pink throughout October. And the Cape Byron Lighthouse will shine pink again towards the end of the month.

Medicare approves 30-minute breast cancer treatment

An innovative radiotherapy technique that has the potential to revolutionise the treatment of early breast cancer will become available and affordable for all eligible women under Medicare from today.

Lighthouse illuminates breast cancer message

Last Friday night the Byron Breast Cancer Support Group and North Coast Events, turned Byron Lighthouse fluorescent pink against the night-sky to remember friends and loved ones affected by breast cancer.

MP backs breast cancer fundraiser

An annual fundraiser for breast-cancer patients on the north coast next Saturday (18 October), which began as a house party for 20 friends seven years ago, is being supported by Richmond MP Justine Elliot.

Chrissy Amphlett Project launched

The late much-loved songstress Chrissy Amphlett of The Divinyls continues to sway Australian music and life a year after her death.

Pink ribbon thanks

Sarah Royall, Cancer Council, NSW Northern Region. I would like to congratulate the people of the northern NSW region on their outstanding contribution towards October’s flagship campaign Pink Ribbon.

Love your sister – find a cure

The Byron Breast Cancer Support Group yesterday shared morning tea with a brightly tutu-ed Samuel Johnson at Cape Café at the Byron Lighthouse.

Helicopters, dogs and the police four day cannabis raid

While we get the hemp industry going on the Northern Rivers and the plant is legal in many countries across the world the police have once again headed out with their choppers and dogs to curb the cannabis cultivation that the region is known for. 

$945 or $45,500 – what is the value of a tree In Kingscliff? 

Dr Firth questions arborists' valuation of a paperbark tree to be removed for Kingscliff development and says the council needs to 'establish a reasonable standard of tree valuation'. 

Remembering the latest victim of domestic violence, killed by a man on bail

I granted bail to men who then killed. I refused bail to several who did not last 24 hours behind bars – shot, stabbed, hanged or drowned in their own vomit.

Bruns fig tree slated for the chop gets reprieve

A much-loved fig tree next to the Brunswick Heads boat harbour has been saved from destruction – for now – by the quick thinking of a local activist.