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First Byron Shire Council meeting postponed

Byron Shire Council’s first meeting of newly minted councillors was to take place today, 20 January, however, the storm of COVID-19 that is taking place across the country led to it being postponed.

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$2 million worth of cocaine located inside vehicle; man charged – Bangalow

A man has been charged with commercial drug supply after more than $2 million worth of cocaine was located inside a vehicle near Bangalow.

Cocaine supply arrest – Byron Bay

A man will appear in court today charged with drug offences in Byron Bay.

Pair accused of 600kg cocaine dump off NSW

Two men who dumped about $210 million worth of cocaine during a sea chase off the northern NSW coast have been arrested.

Two men charged and 2kg of cocaine seized

Two men have been charged with large commercial drug supply following an investigation in the state’s far north.

Cocaine, cannabis, steroids and weapons seized in Tweed

Police continue to make inquiries after they searched a number of properties in the Tweed Heads area on Thursday, resulting in a haul of cannabis, cocaine, steroids, prohibited weapons and cash.

1,051 new cases of COVID-19 for Northern Rivers

The Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) saw 1,051 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed to 8pm last night (19 January) while there were...

Can you volunteer to help Friends of the Koala in Lismore?

Lismore’s Friends of the Koala have been on the frontline of saving koalas for many long years and are looking for volunteers to help them keep the species alive.

Ocean Shores DA threat to biodiversity, say residents

A proposal to subdivide one lot (2,097m2) into three lots, and build two dwellings and three secondary dwellings, in densly forested riparian land in North Ocean Shores would create ‘Gold-Coast-style overdevelopment’, say residents.

Disaster prevention pledge welcomed

The Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) has welcomed a pre-election commitment from Federal Labor to invest up to $200 million per year in disaster prevention and resilience.