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Stories about "illegal doofs":

Music on Byron’s Main Beach until 2.30am

Locals and visitors alike were kept awake by an illegal full moon doof on Byron's Main Beach as the DJ pumped out the music until around 2.30am this morning.

Potential doof party shut down

Seven Mile resident Alison Drover has praised police after they acted upon information over a doof party that was being arranged for an area within Arakwal National Park, Byron Bay, last Saturday evening.

Doof organisers lit ‘blaze’ at Tallow Beach during fire ban

On Saturday night would-be organisers of yet another illegal doof at Tallow Beach lit a ‘blazing’ fire, according to locals, on the eve of the hottest day of the year and despite a total fire ban.

Police close illegal beach doof at Pottsville

Following a combined effort by residents at Suffolk Park to resist illegal beach doofs there, it seems organisers are turning their attention to Pottsville.

Doof ‘ban’ not imminent

Gavin Greenoak, Byron Bay.  Fake news, I wish this were not: ‘From 2 March 2017 it will be illegal to “doof”, and heavy penalties will...

New group forms to prevent trashing of Arakwal National Park

Fed up with a lack of action against the organisers of illegal doofs in in Arakwal National Park, a group calling itself Friends of Tallow Creek has formed with the specific intention of saving the site from continued destruction.

Illegal doofs attract all nationalities

Jim Rogers, Byron Bay. So M/s de la Fuentes is offended because the Spanish speaking community were blamed for the illegal NYE doof party at Tallow Creek that annoyed and offended local residents.

Doof heads or boofheads?

Maggie Brown, Byron Bay Many thanks to Dialan Pugh and Jim Beatson for drawing attention to the recent Byron Tallow Beach Estuary doof party and...

Police break up ‘dangerous doof’ in Arakwal National Park

It took until 7.45am on Sunday (November 6) for police, council rangers and NPWS to finally break up an illegal doof party at Tallow Beach Byron Bay that had been raging all night.

Doofers ruining Byron’s pristine, preserved environment

Dailan Pugh, Byron Bay. I understand that some people just want to have fun, but why do they think its their right to trash Byron's environment when they do?

Alcohol-free zones to continue in Ballina Shire

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Work is starting on Tweed Rail Trail

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Jo Jo Smith back in town for one show only

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NORPA announces stellar 2022 season

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