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‘Hollywood’ drug squads over the top

I guess we have to thank Hollywood for the enduring myth that a black-clad squad of elite 'blokes', preferably with cool helicopters, from the capital are needed to crack down on really serious crime in hick parts of the country like Mullumbimby.

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Saltwater mob style

Story & photo Melissa Butters If you’ve ever tasted the wild fish rillettes from The Bay SmokeHouse you know what’s...

Call to protect oceans from plastic and pollution

A new sign has been installed at Main Beach, Byron Bay, calling for increased awareness and collective action on the issue of marine debris and pollution. 

Super swim challenge accepted

A group of mates from Brunswick Heads, Byron Bay and Lennox Head, recently formed a swim team known as the Anti Budgie Boardriders for the purpose of taking part in the Starlight Foundations Super Swim Challenge.  

Letting the love light SHINE in Lismore

A discovery focused light festival in August hopes to attract locals and visitors to Lismore.

Local fisherfolk caught in the parking fine net

FIsherfolk have been caught in the net of parking fines designed to stop travellers parking up for the night on the Tweed Coast Road and they are seeking help to access their beaches at night without fines.

Man rescued from Upper Wilsons Creek causeway

At about 10pm last Friday a man from Mullumbimby was driving his his car along Upper Wilsons Creek Road and was swept into the creek.

Stories about "Firearms":

Man in court after firearms seized in Tweed Heads

Police say a man will appear in court today charged after several firearms and firearms parts were seized from a unit in Tweed Heads.

Man threatened with firearm – Chinderah

Police say a man has been charged after allegedly threatening another man with a firearm on Friday at Chinderah.

Man charged following search warrant – Cudgera Creek 

A man has been charged following a search warrant at Cudgera Creek in the state’s far north.

Man with sawn-off gun arrested in DUI pursuit

Police chasing a man driving over the speed limit near Urbenville have charged him with driving an unregistered vehicle, being over the blood alcohol limit, driving while disqualified and being in possession of a shortened firearm.

Elderly man charged over illegal guns

A 78-year-old man will appear in Ballina Local Court next month after police seized a number of firearms from a property at Tuckombil on Wednesday.

Firearms stolen at Goonellabah

Police are appealing for information after two firearms were stolen from a home in Goonellabah last week. The two guns, a Stoeger rifle and a...

Local fisherfolk caught in the parking fine net

FIsherfolk have been caught in the net of parking fines designed to stop travellers parking up for the night on the Tweed Coast Road and they are seeking help to access their beaches at night without fines.

Family Court scrapped

Despite overwhelming opposition from Australia’s family law specialists and advocates, the federal Liberal-Nationals government and cross benchers scrapped the Family Law Court and subsumed it into the circuit courts last week.

Cavanbah centre gets a taste of 3×3 basketball

The Byron Beez basketball team in collaboration with the U League hosted a 3x3 tournament at the Cavanbah centre at the end of January that attracted 30 teams.

Northern Rivers policeman accused of youth assault acquitted

Magistrate Michael Dakin has ordered a common assault charge against a former Byron-based policeman be dropped after an altercation involving a naked youth in Byron Bay three years ago.