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Byron Bay – Main Beach’s future tabled

The range of options for protecting Byron’s Main Beach look set to be narrowed to three, after the community had its say on the crucial shoreline project.

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Superior to civilisation as we know it

Indigenous folk of the Australian continent existed in superior fashion to civilisation as we know it   My evidence, your Dishonour?   There were no policemen, no wrongful...

Government secrecy around health advice defended by local Nats MP

The NSW Liberal-Nationals government’s attempt to block transparency around its health advice with the COVID-19 outbreak in Sydney last June will now become public.

Editorial: Jabby jab jab jabb

As of this week, NSW reached the double vaccination target of 80 per cent!

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: ‘What’s that, Skip?’

I love Kangaroos. Like most people my age I grew up eating my dinner off a Skippy plate. Seeing Sonny and Skip was a real incentive to finish my dinner. I wanted a kangaroo friend too. I wanted to say ‘What’s that, Skip?’ And Skip would tell me ‘There was a murder down at the gorge’...

4WDs multiplying on Seven Mile Beach?

Beach users in Lennox Head are reporting much higher numbers of 4WDs on Seven Mile Beach recently, along with...

No means no, say traditional owners

As Water Week draws to a close, with a theme of 'Caring for Water and Country', a group of Widjabul Wia-bal elders have emphatically said they do not want the Dunoon Dam proposal to be put back on the table by pro-dam councillors.

Stories about "drug raids":

Four arrested in North Coast drug syndicate raids

Four people will face court following investigations by Strike Force Trevalsa into a large-scale drug supply syndicate allegedly operating on the North Coast that included raids at properties in Lismore, Chinderah and Byron Bay.

Pair arrested on drugs charges, Murwillumbah

A man and woman have been arrested and charged with multiple drug-related offences after a raid on a property in Murwillumbah yesterday.

Tweed Heads man charged with drug supply

During the search of a Tweed Heads property on Thursday police allegedly found more than 300 pills, methamphetamine, prescription medication, cannabis, drug paraphernalia and chemicals allegedly used to manufacture prohibited drugs.

Two more arrested under cover of Cloak

Richmond Local Area Command police are continuing their swoop on small-scale drug dealers in the Ballina area, which they have dubbed Strike Force Cloak.

North Lismore man charged over drugs, guns

Police allege they seized knuckle dusters and a pistol, as well as gun parts, ammunition, ecstasy and prescription drugs during a raid on a property in North Lismore yesterday.

Two charged after drug raids at Bentley, Larnook

Two men have been charged after Tactical Assault Group officers raided properties and Bentley and Larnook yesterday, seizing marijuana, ice, heroin, MDMA and ammunition.

Cops claim $2m cannabis crop netted in raid

Police claim to have seized some $2 million worth of cannabis growing at a property at Ewingar, south of Tabulam, on Thursday.

Guns, drug paraphernalia seized in Nimbin raid

A Nimbin man has been remanded in custody after police have seized drug paraphernalia, ammunition and a firearm during a raid on his home.

Man charged with possession of drugs, guns, testosterone

A man will face court over alleged drug supply and weapons charges following a vehicle stop and search warrant at Grafton on Monday

Hemp Embassy takes aim at police cannabis claims

A north coast police operation to ‘seize and destroy’ cannabis plats has just wrapped up for another year, with police reporting the Tweed Byron area as having fewer crops discovered than the surrounding areas.

Byron Council staff push to make Unauthorised Dwelling Policy for ‘internal use’

A contentious draft Unauthorised Dwelling Policy, put on exhibition last year by Council, has re-emerged for this Thursday’s meeting.

Cartoon of the week – 27 October, 2021

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Ben Smith leaving Ballina Council

The unique contributions of current Deputy Mayor Ben Smith to Ballina Shire Council are coming to an end, as he's decided to hang up his councillor hat after thirteen years, and not contest the December election.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: ‘What’s that, Skip?’

I love Kangaroos. Like most people my age I grew up eating my dinner off a Skippy plate. Seeing Sonny and Skip was a real incentive to finish my dinner. I wanted a kangaroo friend too. I wanted to say ‘What’s that, Skip?’ And Skip would tell me ‘There was a murder down at the gorge’...