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Locals to fight back with a series about the REAL Byron Bay

News that Netflix was planning to film a vacuous docudrama in Byron Bay brought a collective snort of derision across the Shire.

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Is it really an MO? Or just a subdivision?

Ray Goodwin, MARRA Ratepayers and residents are to eat dust, cooked in potholes on Blindmouth Road because of the road conditions...

Some insights from Malcolm Turnbull

From the deceptive and underhanded conduct of our current Prime Minister ScMo, to the destructive impact of Tony Abbott and the far right of the Australian political and media scene, A Bigger Picture, by Malcolm Turnbull, provides an interesting insight into how he perceives the Australian political landscape.

You Can Close Your Eyes

There is a beautiful James Taylor song (‘You Can Close Your Eyes’) that commences with the words; Oh, the sun is surely sinking down, But the moon is slowly rising. 

Professor Offord makes Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Ocean Shores resident and Emeritus Professor, Baden Offord, has been named on the Queen’s Birthday 2021 Honours List, ‘For distinguished service to tertiary education in the field of human rights, social justice, and cultural diversity’.

Byron triathletes maintain impressive form to take second spot

The Byron Bay ‘Breakers’ Triathlon Club finished their season with an impressive and highly respectable second in the Forager North Coast Interclub Series.

Elders call out pro-Dunoon Dam campaign sign as racist

Widjabul Wia-bal elders have called out a sign depicting sail boats and titled 'Widjabal Sailing Club’ that has appeared in Dunoon village recently as part of the pro-Dunoon Dam campaign as racist.

Stories about "Ice":

Grow pot, pay tax, create jobs says Eden-Monaro candidate

Cannabis production and consumption is being legalised around the world. It is now time to bring Australian growers in from the cold and give them the opportunity to pay tax, use their knowledge and live legally said Eden-Monaro by-election candidate Michael Balderstone.

Ice, MDMA, GHB seized when car searched at South Lismore

Two people are due in court today charged after ‘Ice’, MDMA, GHB and cash were found in a car stopped in South Lismore.

Redefining drug use

Have you ever enjoyed a beer or a glass of wine? While for some religious groups it is banned, and I respect their choice, I also expect my choice to enjoy a glass of red to be respected.

Will the NSW government decriminalise drugs?

While the NSW government is launching an enquiry into the impact, use and response to ice (aka crystal methamphetamine) the real question is will they actually listen to the experts?

Drugs seized during search warrant – Northern NSW 

Officers from Richmond Police District have arrested a man following the execution of a search warrant in Goonellabah.

Further arrest by Strike Force Junor detectives – Lismore

A police strike force investigating the distribution of illicit drugs in the Lismore area has charged another man with drug supply offences.

Unlikely Kyogle trio faces trial over cross-border ice supply

Telephone intercepts discussing alleged cross-border drug runs to purchase ice in Queensland will be used in evidence against a Kyogle pensioner, a mother and her son in the District Court.

Drug ‘stigma’ led to tragic death of Byron man in hospital

A drug and alcohol expert who is a keynote panellist at tomorrow’s forum on ice in Byron Bay says stigmatising users of the drug ice is counterproductive to users seeking help.

Two Lismore women arrested for possessing ice

Two Lismore women have been charged with drug and traffic offences after being stopped by police in Goonellabah yesterday.

‘Dob in a dealer’ campaign targets ice scourge

A ‘dob in a dealer’ campaign targeting the manufacture, supply and use of ‘ice’ (crystal methylamphetamine) in the Richmond Local Area Command recently has given police more than 40 leads in their bid to crack down on the increasing scourge in the community.

Vaccine passports

David Warth, Byron Bay Vaccine passports, aka certificates, are now sitting in the wings waiting to be taken up by state governments. There was no bill...

Failure after failure

Keith Duncan, Pimlico One policy failure after another; what does it take for ‘shifty’ Morrison to come clean, show leadership, and finally accept responsibility? He had three...

New case of COVID-19 in Brisbane

Queensland has recorded one new case of COVID-19 in the community yesterday, with contact tracing underway after an international cabin crew member tested positive.

Mental health workshop for girls in Lennox

The mental health organisation Beautiful Minds is holding a one day workshop for pre-teen girls in Lennox Head on Sunday 27 June 2021.