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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.

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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.

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

Corporate governance breaches

I totally agree with Warren’s comments on our system of free-market capitalism in Australia, (28 January). This is despite...

Bluesfest performer’s triple GRAMMY win

Regular Byron Bluesfest performer Bonnie Raitt look out three gongs at yesterday's GRAMMY awards, bringing her a total of 13 across the span of her career.

Natural history

While I have not the informed authority to confirm John Bradley’s musings on the birds that seem to be...

Far North Coast branch of NSW Farmers launches

The new NSW Farmers Far North Coast Branch, that will be representing farmers from the Tweed and Byron Shires, launched yesterday.

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Fiji rebuild underway with local help

North coast residents are pitching in with help for Fijians who are still without basic services and homes following Cyclone Winston.

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.