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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. 

Byron’s historic jetty engine unveiled

A piece of Byron Bay history, the old Green Frog jetty engine, has been restored and is now on permanent display at the Byron Bay Railway Station.

RAT effectiveness: does it wane with each new COVID-19 variant?

While the spike protein on the SARS-CoV-2 virus is the site of most immunity-evading mutations, RATs instead search for the nucleocapsid proteins below the virus surface.

Urine sample test: new way to detect and screen for early stages of Alzheimer’s disease

When it comes to Alzheimer’s disease, an early diagnosis – one made well before signs of irreversible dementia are apparent – is key to providing effective intervention and treatment.

Bangalow Bread: great bread, in Bangalow

Simon Haslam Yep, the name says it all, Bangalow Bread make bread in Bangalow. But as anyone who’s perused the glutinous...

Ballina council to kick-start waste reduction policies and projects

The Ballina Shire Council has voted unanimously to adopt a newly drafted policy aimed at waste reduction.

Stories about "drug dogs":

More than 40 arrested on drug charges at festival

Some 40 people were arrested for possession of drugs during a music festival on the North Coast over the weekend, and one man was charged with dealing.

New figures reveal ‘woeful results’ of drug dog program

Data obtained by the Greens shows the continued failure of the drug dog program with false positive outstripping ‘successful’ searches two to one.

Seven netted in Nimbin drug-dog operation

Seven people were arrested during a four-hour drug-dog operation in Nimbin on Tuesday leading the Nimbin HEMP Embassy to call for a change in police attitudes to the use of cannabis.

9 arrested in drug dog swoop on Byron Bay

Nine people have been charged with drug offences following a drug dog operation in Byron Bay over the weekend, including one who was allegedly in possession of a commercial quantity.

Police find bag of cannabis in woman’s mouth

Lismore police say the right to remain silent ‘was taken to an extreme level’ by a 24-year-old Grafton woman they searched at Lismore pub on Thursday.

Drug dog dragnet in Byron Bay

A co-ordinated sniffer dog operation in Jonson Street, Byron Bay, on Thursday (April 27) has resulted in five arrests and 11 cannabis cautions.

Youth given wrong message on drug safety

Graham Mathews, Bangalow. I read, with interest, comments in The Sydney Morning Heraldy attributed to Superintendent Danny Doherty. He refers, of course, to the 214 arrests at the recent 'Fuzzy's Field Day Festival' in Sydney.

NSW Forestry challenged over failed forestry practices in precedent-setting case

What makes bushfires worse, causes native species collapse and creates forest dieback?

Urine sample test: new way to detect and screen for early stages of Alzheimer’s disease

When it comes to Alzheimer’s disease, an early diagnosis – one made well before signs of irreversible dementia are apparent – is key to providing effective intervention and treatment.

Gulihl Art exhibition – bringing First Nations artists and their connection to Country to you

Byron’s ‘pop-up’ Firefly Art Gallery is presenting the work of local First Nations artists in the upcoming Gulihl Art exhibition in Marvell Hall.

A gentle day for refugee and asylum seeker families

Promoting community awareness, assistance and support, for asylum seekers and refugees, the Pottsville Refugee Support Group recently hosted refugee and asylum seeker families from Logan at a fun day at the beach.