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Bundjalung host Byron Shire Survival Day 

Main Beach Park in Cavanbah – Byron Bay, was the place where both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people gathered yesterday to celebrate the longest-living culture in the world – people who are now living on unceded land.

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Federal Drive landslip update

Council staff have updated the status of the hinterland Federal landslip that cut access at Federal Drive, north of Federal village on February 28, 2022. The road that connects Federal to Goonengerry has been closed a year this week.

Shroom Bros

Two pieces of delightful trivia about Shroom Brothers’ Andrew Mohanu: the Romanian town where he was born was about...

Kids Helpline ready for the school year to begin

As children across Australia begin a new school year, Kids Helpline is reminding families to keep an eye on their children’s wellbeing at what can be an anxious and stressful time.

Man dies after being pulled unconscious from surf near Crescent Head

A Queensland man has died while swimming at a beach near Crescent Head yesterday afternoon.

Lennox’s Ollie Sharpe heading to NSW Surf Life Saving Country Charge

Defending Open Iron champion, 17-year-old Ollie Sharpe and his club, Lennox Head-Alstonville SLSC, is preparing to lead the charge for the smaller clubs at the 2023 Oakberry Acai NSW Country Championships.

Ballina Shire Council Australia Day Ceremony

Ballina Shire Council is hosting an Australia Day ceremony at Lennox Head Cultural Centre, Park Lane, Lennox Head from 9am–11am.

Stories about "cocaine":

Second man charged in Tweed as investigations into the death of diver and discovery of $20 million cocaine continue

Organised Crime Squad detectives have charged a second man in Tweed Heads as part of investigations into the death of a diver and alleged importation of more than $20 million of cocaine in the state’s Hunter earlier this year.

Wanted pair arrested in Northern NSW over alleged drug importation offences

NSW Police have arrested a man and a woman wanted over alleged drug importation offences, following investigations into an organised criminal syndicate operating between NSW and Queensland.

Alleged cocaine importer arrested after trying to flee across NSW Queensland border

At 1am on Wednesday 10 November the Queensland Police stopped a truck on the NSW Queensland border in Tweed Heads and arrested 33-year-old man...

Charged after $900,000 worth of cocaine located during vehicle stop – Bonville

A man has been charged after about $900,000 worth of cocaine was allegedly found inside a car in the state’s north yesterday.

Cocaine bust in Byron Shire, 7 men arrested

Police say two separate investigations into the ongoing supply of cocaine in the Byron Bay area have led to charges against seven men.

Police find cocaine and MDMA in cross border op

Police seven people have been arrested following a six-month investigation into the supply of MDMA and cocaine on the NSW Far North Coast and south-east Queensland.

Drug bust at Tugun border check point

Police say two men have been charged after officers located eight kilos of cocaine during a vehicle intercept at the border checkpoint in Tugun last Friday.

Man appears in Tweed Heads court on cocaine supply charges

A man appeared in Tweed Heads local court yesterday on charges of commercial drug supply involving half a kilo of cocaine.

Annual haul of illicit drugs over 30 tonne

Every day the media reports stories of drug seizures, busts and border control incidents, and the figures often seem huge, but overall the numbers are even more immense.

Cocaine vying with cannabis as the drug of choice in Byron

Convictions for cocaine possession in the Byron Shire reached a 22-year high last financial year, in what some see as a reflection of the region’s changing drug habits.

Ballina’s Citizens of the Year announced

Ballina Shire Council announced its Australia Day Awards yesterday at the Lennox Head Cultural Centre. The awards were presented by Sandra Jackson and netballer Liz Ellis, with music by Katie Rutledge and Levi Maxwell. The event was also livestreamed.

Lismore City Council’s awards ceremony

Sophia Watt was named Lismore City Council’s 2023 Citizen of the Year at an awards ceremony held at the Goonellabah Sports & Aquatic Centre yesterday.

Police find body of missing Elanora woman

Detectives attached to taskforce Victor Arum investigating the disappearance of 61-year-old Elanora woman Wendy Sleeman have recovered a body and vehicle at Wilston on Brisbane’s inner north yesterday.

Tweed Council celebrates citizens new and old

Yesterday Tweed Shire Council celebrated members of the community, old and new, with an award ceremony. The Citizen of the Year award went to refugee advocate Joan Henderson of Urliup.