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COVID-19 updated venues of concern in Lismore and Goonellabah

Northern NSW Local Health District has been notified of a number of venues of concern in Lismore and Goonellabah, associated with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the region.

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Lismore’s plateau Lizard will sleep no more

The last time the Lismore Mayor and Councillor met in the Goonellabah chambers, there was a historic decision to hand back culturally sensitive land to the local Indigenous people. In a sequel to the fate of the Lismore plateau, traditionally known as the Sleeping Lizard, the outcome was a little differen

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 15 September, 2021

Inception – Byron Theatre’s first post-lockdown live event Cancelled twice owing to the local lockdown, Three Lords’ Inception and AV...

Berry bright future

At 25, Sarah Montgomery has her feet planted firmly on the ground and her hands deep in the soil....

Update: Abandoned vessel, Burleigh Heads – owner found

Police are seeking urgent public assistance to help identify and locate the owner of a seemingly abandoned vessel.

What’s with the bollards?

I completely agree with Clive Jeffery when he points out that the new pedestrian crossing near the Commonwealth Bank...

Printmakers make their mark at Tweed Regional Gallery

A new exhibition featuring the work of some of Australia’s leading printmakers has been installed and is ready to be enjoyed by visitors when the Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre reopens tomorrow.

Stories about "drug driving":

Local NSW Youth Taskforce member addressing public transport and drug driving

18 young people from across regional NSW, including Francois who  is a year 12 student at Emmanuel Anglican College in Ballina and lives in Tintenbar, were selected to join the second NSW regional Youth Taskforce for 2021.

Police ‘disappointed’ with weekend drink-drive blitz results

‘It is disappointing to see so many drivers continuing to drive with drugs or alcohol in their system,’ a media release from Tweed/Byron police read.

Bad driving weekend in Byron Bay

Three people were arrested for either drink- or drug-affected driving in Byron Bay over the weekend, including one driver who allegedly fled after an accident.

Man allegedly caught driving on ice with knife and knuckle dusters

A Lismore man who was caught by police four times allegedly driving while disqualified and under the influence of ice and cannabis was carrying a knife and knuckle dusters when he was arrested.

Man who fell out of car now on drugs charges

Police have charged a man who crashed his car into a tree at Chinderah and then fall out of it onto the ground with multiple drugs charges.

Magistrate questions 12-hour drug driving advice

Lismore magistrate David Heilpern has questioned the NSW Government’s claim that cannabis can only be detected in a person’s saliva up to 12 hours.

Police claims about drugs and accidents false

Name and address withheld. Superintendent Stuart Smith of the NSW Traffic and Highway Patrol claimed on the A Current Affair program of 15 February that the north region is 'over represented in drug driving, impaired drug driving resulting in the injury or death of someone' and 'we’ve had numerous dreadful fatalities at the hands of drugged drivers'. Both these claims are false.

Lifestyle terror

Chibo Mertineit, Lillian Rock. The police are still drug testing, knowing that they are not looking for impairment in your driving abilities, and the judges are still disqualifying drivers from driving, which might cause you to lose your job, impacting on families and the development of children, etc. I call that lifestyle terror.

Driver with machete and drugs arrested on four flat tyres

A 30-year-old Molendinar man allegedly driving a stolen car managed to evade NSW police despite having four flat tyres but was arrested soon after crossing the state border yesterday afternoon (Thursday, January 28).

Petition calls on police to end unfair drug testing

More than 4000 people have signed a petition calling on the NSW Police to immediately end their flawed roadside drug testing operations.

Second confirmed COVID case in Lismore

Acting Chief Executive Northern NSW Local Health District, Lynne Weir says there one new case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in a resident of the Northern NSW Local Health District.

Mandatory mask

Mandatory mask wearing is not working. Supermarkets can’t seem to enforce this, unfortunately. If like me, you see a young couple with two children...

Mechanism of so much destructive economic policy re ‘la covida’, IMF

The IMF (US controlled, unelected) offered governments $650 billion in Special Drawing Rights, to buffer losses caused by economic suicide policies, which read like...

Police arrest 32 in protests across the state

Police say they have prevented the mass gathering of people in various locations across NSW, arresting 32 people and issuing 265 Penalty Infringement Notices in a coordinated and mobile response to planned protest activity.