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Freedoms and rights

Whilst I agree with most of Adrian Gattenhoff’s assertions in Letters (13 October: Perrotet and Opus Dei) I urge...

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Rancho Relaxo

Although Jane Boniface says that everything she does is ‘a mistake’, she seems to have the knack of turning...

NSW Education responds to Teachers Federation over Murwillumbah Education Campus staff cuts

The NSW Education Department has responded to the NSW Teachers Federation's accusation that Education Minister Sarah Mitchell has only just revealed the extent of staff cuts at the mega school.

Steve Krieg: ‘I believe that there must be change’

The 2021 NSW Local Government elections will be held on Saturday, 04 December, 2021. Restaurateur Steve Krieg is running in the hopes of being Lismore's next Mayor.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: ‘What’s that, Skip?’

I love Kangaroos. Like most people my age I grew up eating my dinner off a Skippy plate. Seeing Sonny and Skip was a real incentive to finish my dinner. I wanted a kangaroo friend too. I wanted to say ‘What’s that, Skip?’ And Skip would tell me ‘There was a murder down at the gorge’...

A dumb act of STP

Council is stating that breaches of licence conditions, in part, justifies spending $10m on transferring raw sewage from Ocean...

Blue skies for Blueberry Fields

Blueberry Fields is very much a family business with father-and-son team Otto and Jasch Saeck working alongside each other...

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New cops for the Northern Rivers

The Tweed/Byron police district has four newly graduated officers while Richmond Police District Superintendent Toby Lindsay has welcomed eight recruits further south, including one woman, for the team covering Lismore, Nimbin, Ballina and surrounds.

Police misconduct arises from bashing inquiry

At 2.26am on January 11, Byron Police received a call from the night manager of the Nomads backpacker hostel saying that there was a naked youth acting inappropriately out the front of the building.

Sexual assault an issue for Byron Bay

The police are reminding the public that if a person ‘is impaired by either alcohol or drugs then regardless of what they say or do, they cannot legally consent to sexual intercourse.

Police deny assaulting woman during Byron Bay arrest

Tweed-Byron police have been forced to deny assaulting a woman they arrested at a Byron Bay beach yesterday (Monday, February 12) after mobile phone footage of the altercation was posted to social media and screened on TV.

Man held over police-car ramming near Bangalow

A 25-year-old man charged over the ramming of a police car on the Pacific Highway near Bangalow at the weekend and the later discovery of two burnt out vehicles faced Byron Bay court today after being extradited from Queensland.

Overzealous policing kills community spirit

Heather Ferguson, Ewingsdale. Sitting outside the high school and St Finbarrs, lurking underneath a bush last week, the clever officers managed to nab loads of naughty mums and dads dropping their children off in the bus zone on the way to work.

Masters of disasters

If ever alarm bells were sounded for Ballina and ignored, they surely were those of former mayor and West Ballina farmer, Bert Barlow, in...

Waste to energy

On Friday I attended a biomass and waste incineration event, at the Condong sugar mill, held by the Northern Rivers Guardians (NRG) and North...

Byron Bay – Main Beach’s future tabled

The range of options for protecting Byron’s Main Beach look set to be narrowed to three, after the community had its say on the crucial shoreline project.

Byron Council staff push to make Unauthorised Dwelling Policy for ‘internal use’

A contentious draft Unauthorised Dwelling Policy, put on exhibition last year by Council, has re-emerged for this Thursday’s meeting.