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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

60 charged in Mid North Coast property crime sting – Strike Force Kinnereth

After a strike force was established to investigate alleged break and enters on the Mid North Coast 60 people have been charged with a total of 145 offences

Pothole protest gets immediate results

Psst: want to get Council staff to do something about the appalling state of roads in your neighbourhood? Organise a...

Protest gets results

Psst: want to get Council staff to do something about the appalling state of roads in your neighbourhood?

A tribute for Richard Moloney

Byron Shire has lost another of its colourful characters, the irrepressible Richard Moloney, who died suddenly but peacefully in his home at the end of January.

The Voice

A referendum for the establishment of a First Nations Voice enshrined in the Constitution is the people of Australia...

The Banshees of Inisherin

At the tail end of the Irish Civil War in 1923, on the fictional Irish isle of Inisherin, folk musician Colm Doherty abruptly begins ignoring his lifelong friend and drinking buddy Pádraic Súilleabháin

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Lismore Council’s Flood Appeal funds distributed

The Lismore City Council’s Flood Appeal is now closed to allow the distribution of the remaining balance of donations to all eligible applicants.

Update: major roads closed by floodwater

The NSW Transport Management Centre reports that the Bruxner Highway has reopened in both directions between Tenterfield and Sandilands after closing owing to flooding.

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.