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West Byron flooding

All east coast communities are now daily regularly warned by the ABC radio/TV, by the Bureau of Meteorology, to...

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Kingscliff kids get to say ‘thank-you’

With so many everyday heroes helping in times of disaster, many people have wanted to thank their saviours without always having the opportunity to be able to express their gratitude.

Honing the art of deep listening

The impacts of the floods earlier in the year are far-reaching, and the Mullumbimby High School P&C has recently received a $50,000 flood grant from the NSW Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) to help the entire community.

NSW Government fails to listen to community on native forest logging

NSW Greens MP Sue Higginson says the NSW Government response to the 21 thousand signatories on a petition to end native forest logging has failed to recognise the considered calls for a transition plan that makes economic and ecological sense.

Want to save the koala? Slow down and keep your dogs inside

At least 30 koalas have been hit by cars or attacked by dogs across the Northern Rivers since mid-July and Friends of the Koala and Tweed Council are calling for people to slow down and contain their dogs overnight.

Byron Bay Film Festival brighter and bolder   

After two years of presenting socially distanced special editions, the Byron Bay International Film Festival returns in October with...

In London and remembering Queen Elizabeth

To be in London at the moment is extraordinary. To hear ‘the Queen is dead’ was an emotional shock, as she had only two days previously looked like the sweetest granny ever, meeting the UK’s new prime minister.

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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.

Odd row of lights

Just following up the letter from Sarah Smith in the August 31 issue. It was a Starlink satellite train. My webcam captured the scene. Michael...

Trampling of the graves of the murdered: reply to Will Liley

As I read Will Liley’s response to my article in dedication to my late uncle, I recalled the poem in Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s novel Clandestine in Chile:

Murwillumbah mega-school merger public meeting on Monday

Opposition to the merger of the four Murwillumbah Schools, which includes two primary and two high schools, remains strong. Monday will see Leader of the NSW opposition MP Chris Minns and local MP Janelle Saffin joining concerned parents, students and community members at a town hall meeting in Murwillumbah on Monday at 5.30pm.

Byron Council looking at rain damage

Byron Shire Council says they have staff out and about across the Shire today assessing damage from the rain.