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Bangalow health food staff fined for failing to mask-up

Anyone who cannot wear a face mask because of a disability, physical or mental health illness or condition must now carry proof of exemption.

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Byron Council seeks height variation for its bioenergy facility

The bioenergy facility was one of many Council projects identified as being at risk of losing funding, within the solar farm report.

Onsite build of manufactured homes in South Tweed deferred

The estimated $13,800,000 manufactured home development slated for 30 Fraser Drive, Tweed Heads South was seeking to build the houses onsite rather than offsite as required by the legislation.

Queensland and NSW border – hard closure 1am Friday, 23 July

The Queensland government has declared all of NSW a COVID hotspot and will close its border to NSW at 1am Friday, 23 July for four weeks.

Editorial – Free fi fo dumb?

Hans Lovejoy, editor Scientists have warned that now the UK has come out of lockdown on ‘freedom day’ (July 19),...

Housing, transport and no Dunoon Dam: Cr Basil Cameron’s bid for mayor

Cr Basil Cameron is yet to announce whether or not he has a team of candidates joining him in his election campaign but says he’s running for the position of mayor, joining a competition that as of Tuesday morning featured six men and zero women.

MP steps into Dunoon Dam debate as county council defends and defies

The Rous County Council has again voted against including a new dam in future water security investigations but new state political pressure suggests the debate is far from over.

Stories about "lane boys":

Three more Nimbin ‘Lane Boys’ sentenced

Three more of the Nimbin 'Lane Boys' who were part of 31 men arrested by Strike Force Cuppa last June have been sentenced - one to jail, and the other two received suspended jail terms.

Sex Party leader backs Nimbin’s Lane Boys

Leader of the Australian Sex Party and Victorian MP Fiona Patten has condemned the jail sentences handed down to seven Nimbin locals last week for selling cannabis as a pointless, life shattering waste of resources when other jurisdictions are basking in the success of tax-and regulate models.

Seven Nimbin ‘Lane Boys’ on bail to appeal their sentences

When 30 men known as the Nimbin Lane Boys who were charged by Strike Force Cuppa in 2016 walked into Lismore Local Court on Thursday with their supporters, nobody expected the sentences handed down by Sydney Magistrate Alexander Mijovich.

Masked men lead police on chase at Nimbin

A post on the RIchmond Local Area Command Facebook page about police arresting a group of so-called 'lane boys' in Nimbin and charging them with offences related to marijuana has unleashed a slew of comments against the force's 'war on drugs'.

Court protest planned to support Nimbin’s ‘lane boys’

A protest will be held outside the Lismore Court House on Monday to support the 'lane boys' caught up by a police operation targeting drug supply in Nimbin.

45 Sydney-Ballina travellers exposed to COVID-19

Forty-five travellers from Sydney are being urged to get tested for COVID-19 and continue self-isolation on the Northern Rivers after sharing a flight with a confirmed case.

Local government elections postponed – again

NSW local government elections are postponed again due to the pandemic.

Spyware unplugged – New software attacks cast a light on cybersecurity

A major investigation conducted by news organisations has found that governments around the world may have been spied on by a malicious software called Pegasus.

COVID traveller at Ballina Airport and North Coast sewage test results

A public health alert has been issued after a positive COVID-19 case travelled on the Virgin Australia flight VA1139 from Sydney, arriving in Ballina on 14 July at 11.45am.