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Global Ripple Op Shop in Byron destroyed by fire

The much-loved Global Ripple Op Shop in the Byron Arts & Industrial Estate has suffered major damage in a fire that also struck Byron Bay taxis and the Suby pop up cafe.

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Nimbin boil water alert lifted – remains for rural water supply

The Boil Water Alert for the village of Nimbin has been lifted, effective immediately – but remains in place for rural users. 

Lismore hears of Grantham relocation

Jamie Simmonds, the man who directed the relocation of the town of Grantham in Qld, shared his story with Lismore residents last week.

Handball bouncing kids back after the floods

Following the 2022 floods, Albert Park Public School teacher Troy Davies had an idea to bring about a bit of much-needed fun into students’ lives by suggesting the handball competition to beat them all.

Editorial – Wokie dokey

Last Thursday’s Council meeting was an example of when a good idea gets kiboshed because the people proposing the idea are considered crazy conspiracy theorists.

Protests against Violet CoCo’s 15 months imprisonment

On Friday environment activist Violet CoCo faced the Magistrates Court, at the Downing Centre in Sydney for peacefully protesting climate inaction. She was sentenced to  15 months imprisonment, with a non-parole period of eight months for engaging in non-violent protest.

Cartoon of the week – 30 November 2022

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Cyclist dies two weeks after crash – Coffs Harbour

NSW Police say a man has died following a crash at Coffs Harbour earlier this month.

Fatal crash in Ballina

New South Wales police are investigating after a fatal two-vehicle crash at Ballina on the weekend.

Highway traffic delays after truck rollover north of Byron

There have been two highway crashes north of Byron this morning.

Head-on crash car traveling in wrong direction

Police say that two men are in hospital after an accident on the M1 overnight, when emergency services responded to reports of a crash involving two cars near Clothiers Creek

Driver dies in single-vehicle crash – Murwillumbah

Emergency services were called to Ewing Street, just after 8pm (Monday 23 June), after reports a car had crashed into a guard rail and then into the front porch of a house.

One dead, five injured after two weekend bike crashes

Police have said a man believed to be in his fifties died, and four other men were injured in a crash south of Kyogle on Sunday.

Woman dies in 4WD crash near Bellingen

Emergency services were called to Waterfall Way, west of Bellingen, shortly before 6.30am Sunday.

Two men dead after Northern Rivers plane crash

The men took off from Murwillumbah about 6.30 am Friday but crashed west of Coffs Harbour.

Motorcyclist killed in Northern Rivers

 Members of the public tried to resuscitate him but the man died at the scene.

Motorcyclist killed in Coffs Harbour crash

Police say a man has died following after crashing his motorbike in Coffs Harbour in the early hours of this morning.

NSW SES continues its efforts on International Volunteers Day

NSW SES volunteers continue to assist flood impacted communities across inland NSW as extensive flooding moves to downstream locations.

4WD restrictions at South Ballina beach to stay

Moves towards use of a smart phone app to help control 4WD access to South Ballina’s beach have failed in a recent Ballina Shire Council meeting.

Assange sought asylum

The controversy over the actions of Julian Assange seems to miss a crucial point. His motive for seeking asylum at the Ecuadorian Embassy was...

Climate change likely to bring more compound disasters

The 2022 floods have caused $5.3billion in damage. Black Summer bushfires caused almost $2.5 billion in damage. Three consecutive La Nina events, or multiple droughts and heatwaves likely to become more common.