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‘Hollywood’ drug squads over the top

I guess we have to thank Hollywood for the enduring myth that a black-clad squad of elite 'blokes', preferably with cool helicopters, from the capital are needed to crack down on really serious crime in hick parts of the country like Mullumbimby.

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Man rescued from Upper Wilsons Creek causeway

At about 10pm last Friday a man from Mullumbimby was driving his his car along Upper Wilsons Creek Road and was swept into the creek.

Police confirm Main Arm drug operation

NSW Police have finally confirmed what pretty much every one in Main Arm already knows – they are conducting drug operations in the north of the Shire.

Last minute water park unsuccessful as Jack Evans Boat Harbour PoM approved

A last minute attempt by Councillor Warren Polglase (conservative) to introduce a water park as part of the Jack Evans Boat Harbour Plan of Management (PoM)at last nights Tweed Shire Council saw yet another ‘workshop’ set up for councillors to discuss the implications.

True lies

Darren Hiller Smith, Mullumbimby May I present some scientifical facts to edumacate readers about how cons-piracy theorists manipulate stuff....

Lismore urges REX to reconsider service cancellation

The regional airline Regional Express (REX) announced yesterday that five services, including its Lismore service, would cease once government support through the RANS program is discontinued at the end of March.

TGA

Paul Brecht, Evans Head Why should we trust the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) who allowed genetically modified (GM) food onto...

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Council wants feedback on Nimbin development

Lismore City Council is seeking community feedback to inform a review of Nimbin’s planning controls to guide future development and growth in and around the village.

Lismore City Council calls on government for help

Lismore Councillors are calling on both state and federal governments for support as the community and Council’s workforce suffer disaster fatigue.

Fundraiser for court challenge to North Lismore Plateau development

The fight to develop or not to develop the North Lismore Plateau goes back to the Land and Environment Court (L&EC) on February 10.

It’s not cool to be a water fool!

In a time where more than 40 per cent of the world's population is affected by water scarcity, wasting such a valuable resource could be thought of as plain foolish.

Community on board to save koalas even if government isn’t

A recent community survey shows that more than 90 per cent of people are happy to live alongside the koalas and want to see them protected.

Koala roadkill to reduce if drivers slow down

New measures are being taken to alert motorists to koala blackspots as Lismore Council implements new signage and road markings encouraging drivers to slow down.

Grants for sport infrastructure available

Grants of up to $500,000 are available for building and upgrading community sport infrastructure.

Lismore flood mitigation causes confusion

Northern Rivers Railway Action Group (NRRAG) president Beth Shelly is accusing the Nationals candidate Austin Curtin of calling for the removal of the unused...

Call for assistance with illegal asbestos dumping

Information on the illegal dumping of asbestos is being sought by Lismore Council who have attended four seperate instances of illegal dumping on public land involving asbestos sheeting in the last month.

Double trouble for Lismore: departing GM and budget ‘black hole’

Lismore Council is facing a budget shortfall of almost $2 million and a scramble to find a new GM of the calibre of Gary Murphy, who resigned this week.

Local fisherfolk caught in the parking fine net

FIsherfolk have been caught in the net of parking fines designed to stop travellers parking up for the night on the Tweed Coast Road and they are seeking help to access their beaches at night without fines.

Family Court scrapped

Despite overwhelming opposition from Australia’s family law specialists and advocates, the federal Liberal-Nationals government and cross benchers scrapped the Family Law Court and subsumed it into the circuit courts last week.

Cavanbah centre gets a taste of 3×3 basketball

The Byron Beez basketball team in collaboration with the U League hosted a 3x3 tournament at the Cavanbah centre at the end of January that attracted 30 teams.

Northern Rivers policeman accused of youth assault acquitted

Magistrate Michael Dakin has ordered a common assault charge against a former Byron-based policeman be dropped after an altercation involving a naked youth in Byron Bay three years ago.