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Paid parking review on the table for Byron Shire Council

Touted as their ‘first detailed policy position ahead of the Council elections’, the Byron Independents have announced their plans to expand pay parking in ‘other towns’ like Brunswick Heads and Mullumbimby.

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Six new local COVID cases reported

Six new cases of COVID-19 have been reported for Northern NSW Local Health District to 8pm last night.

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.

I’m back!

Over the past few weeks I’ve stayed out of the limelight in order to rest for the election campaign,...

The Rebels and the Wraiths visit Nationals: ‘We are facing a planetary crisis’

As part of a fortnight of climate actions and protests with the Extinction Rebellion, over 30 activists visited MP Kevin Hogan’s office in Lismore yesterday pushing ghostly empty white prams.

#Bigbadbiomass rally at Condong sugar mill

Around 50 people gathered on Friday morning at the big fig tree near the Condong sugar mill to join the world-wide #Bigbadbiomass protest against the use of biomass to create energy and to emphasise that burning biomass is not ‘environmentally friendly’.

COVID update: two new cases in Lismore and fragments in Byron’s STP

The Northern NSW Local Health District, Lynne Weir, today say that two new cases of COVID-19 have been reported for the District to 8pm, 23 October.

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Suspicious driving leads to two arrests in Tweed

Two male drivers were arrested in Tweed on Sunday (December 16), one for being four times over the alcohol limit after admitting to drinking 12 VBs before he got behind the wheel.

Drunk teen tourist drives wrong way down Byron street

A drunken 18-year-old female New Zealand tourist was arrested after police doing RBT duty spotted her driving the wrong way down a one-way street in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Man caught driving 115k in 50k zone, Bangalow

A police speed radar on Granuaille Road, Bangalow, on Sunday detected a northbound vehicle travelling at 115km/h in a 50km/h residential zone. They allege driver blew double the legal alcohol limit.

Three charged after two police pursuits in Tweed

Drivers of a car and a motorcycle have been charged with failing to stop for police over the weekend, while an occupant of the car has been charged over outstanding warrants.

Casino P-plate driver 5 times over limit

A P-plate driver stopped in Casino on Saturday for a breath test told the cops he’d had ‘one beer’. But police allege that when he was taken back to the police station he tested five times over the legal limit.

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 pleads guilty to driving stolen car while drunk

A Lismore man who was allegedly caught high range drink driving in a stolen car while he was disqualified from driving is pleading guilty to the charges.

Police pursuit and rolled car on Pacific Highway

A man has been charged following a pursuit along the Pacific Highway at Cudgera Creek on Friday. And in a separate incident on Saturday, a driver returned ‘extremely high’ blood alcohol levels after the car they were driving flipped and landed on its roof on the M1 at Tweed Heads South.

Eight arrested for drink driving over weekend

Despite pleas from police, and a number of fatalities on our roads this year, Richmond LAC police are concerned that people are still driving while intoxicated.

P-plater charged for drink driving

Police are reminding the public that provisional licence holders a required to have zero alcohol in their system when driving following an incident at Banora Point Saturday (December 3).

Community sport warms up as restrictions recede

Amid the uncertainty of COVID-19 and the winding back of public health restrictions, summer sporting codes are doing what they can to get their season underway.

Freedoms and rights

Whilst I agree with most of Adrian Gattenhoff’s assertions in Letters (13 October: Perrotet and Opus Dei) I urge him not to be fooled...

Masters of disasters

If ever alarm bells were sounded for Ballina and ignored, they surely were those of former mayor and West Ballina farmer, Bert Barlow, in...

Waste to energy

On Friday I attended a biomass and waste incineration event, at the Condong sugar mill, held by the Northern Rivers Guardians (NRG) and North...