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Mutual obligation or mandatory vax?

There is much being said about the pros and cons of the vaccination. Do we? Don’t we? Must we? Must...

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STP inches closer

Paul Bibby’s article ‘Ocean Shores STP (OS STP) inches closer to closure’ (6 October) raises some questions with me...

Poison killing wildlife

Take bird-killing poisons off our supermarket and hardware shelves. Rodent poison containing SGAR is having a devastating effect on...

Northern NSW urged to stay vigilant ahead of severe weather

With the prediction for off-shore winds and an off-shore low in the north of the State this week, the Bureau of Meteorology has advised that storms may be on the way over the next few days.

Speeding traffic

In Suffolk Park there are a number of problems including getting out of Clifford Street onto Broken Head Road...

New COVID cases in Ballina and Clarence Valley

Two new cases of COVID-19 have been reported for Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWHD) in the 24 hours to 8pm 19 October.

Water Night coming tomorrow

Rous County Council is putting residents of the Northern Rivers to the test by challenging households to take up the Water Night Challenge.

Stories about "illegal drugs":

Police arrest 9th person in Strike Force Balsillie

Richmond Police detectives said they started Strike Force Balsillie in February this year to investigate methylamphetamine and firearms supply in Casino.

Editorial: Pill testing not enough

Governments around the world are out of step with advice from experts on how to tackle illegal and recreational drug use. From the police to border control and health experts, the call has been going out long, loud, and clear: drug policy needs to be rethought.

Further charges laid in alleged drug supply investigation – Strike Force Trevalsa

Further charges have been laid following investigations into an alleged large-scale drug supply syndicate operating in the state’s north.

Police find $100k, drugs in Lismore man’s car

Police have found more than $100,000 in cash in a vehicle driven by a Lismore man after stopping to assist when a wallet fell from the roof of the car on the Pacific Highway near Raymond Terrace.

Call for pill testing after party death

The recent death of Jake Monahan from Nimbin and the treatment and hospitalisation of two other men at the recent rave in Mount Lindesay has sparked debate on the use of pill testing for illegal drugs.

Driver stopped with drugs in car gave false name

A man has appeared in court after drugs and cash were found during a vehicle stop at Corndale on Tuesday, during which police say the driver gave a false name.

Big pharma and cannabis

Peggy Balfour, Mullumbimby. What’s the big deal about restricting cannabis for medical use? Apparently it’s because cannabis is a psychotropic drug.

Christian fundamentals

Robin Harrison’s letter (13 October) made me realise how Christian fundamentals are little known, yet so freely referred to. There are at least three...

A dumb act of STP

Council is stating that breaches of licence conditions, in part, justifies spending $10m on transferring raw sewage from Ocean Shores Sewerage Treatment Plant (OS...

COVID-19 update: 5 new cases in the NNSWLHD

Northern NSW Local Health District, Acting Chief Executive, Lynne Weir, says there were five new cases of COVID-19 reported for the District to 8pm last night, 21 October.

NSW Education responds to Teachers Federation over Murwillumbah Education Campus staff cuts

The NSW Education Department has responded to the NSW Teachers Federation's accusation that Education Minister Sarah Mitchell has only just revealed the extent of staff cuts at the mega school.