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Ballina Shire Council supports application for new croquet club

The Ballina Croquet Club is hoping to receive up to $300,000 in funding for a new club house at Cawarra Park. 

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Beach going, going…

Len Bates, Mullumbimby I have noticed in the last few years that the poly fibre bags being used to protect the...

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.

Cartoon of the week – 28 July, 2021

We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters is at the discretion of the online and print letters editors.

Snakes monitor radioactive contamination

Ten years on from the 2011 Fukushima disaster in Japan – the most severe nuclear accident since Chernobyl – researchers are using Japanese rat snakes to measure radioactivity in the Fukushima Exclusion Zone.

Bumbling Berejiklian

Keith Duncan, Pimlico The chooks have certainly come home to roost for the corruption riddled NSW government and ‘our’ scandal plagued...

There’s a Byron Shire north?

Jenny Mansfield, Ocean Shores I received a calendar via letterbox drop from Alan Hunter ‘Vote 1 for Byron Shire Council’. They...

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Ice and ammo found after police pursuit

The pursuit of a vehicle followed by a drug test has resulted in a man facing court this morning in Lismore.

Weekend drug arrests in Tweed and Byron

Police have seized 'a quantity' of cannabis and methamphetamine from a car near Murwillumbah while in Byron Bay a man arrested on break-and-enter charges was also found to be carrying drugs.

Pair charged with ice supply after car breaks down during police chase

Two people will be charged with supplying a prohibited drug after the car the were driving broke down on the M1 Pacific Highway during a police chase near Tweed Heads.

Drug seized after prime mover tailgated car

Drugs have been seized after Traffic and Highway Patrol Command officers responded to a driving complaint about a truck on the road from Lismore to Casino on Friday night.

Tweed Heads man charged with drug supply

During the search of a Tweed Heads property on Thursday police allegedly found more than 300 pills, methamphetamine, prescription medication, cannabis, drug paraphernalia and chemicals allegedly used to manufacture prohibited drugs.

Mother of two denied bail over airport ice charge

A woman arrested with the drug ice at Ballina Airport on Sunday was already on a good behaviour bond for other offences, Lismore Local Court heard yesterday.

Lismore woman charged with dealing ‘fake ice’

A Lismore woman who police allege was armed with a knife when she was caught on Friday with a fake quantity, of what she claimed was the drug ice, told officers 'it isn't mine'.

Man in rehab misses court on police assault charges

A South Lismore man charged with supplying ice and assaulting police must enter pleas to the charges in court today. (Tuesday April 2).

Major drug bust at Ballina Airport

Police say they seized more than quarter of a kilogram of ice from two passengers attempting to depart on a flight from Ballina Airport yesterday. In an unrelated incident, police in Goonellabah made more arrests after smelling cannabis coming from a parked car.

Man stopped after speeding charged with dealing ice

Police carrying out highway patrol duties yesterday acted on a suspicion and searched a car stopped for speeding, resulting in the seizure of cash, ice, ecstasy, masks, knives, drug paraphernalia and items linked to drug supply.

Storylines: Growing hope

Hope is a fragile thing in 2021. With the current pandemic and the uncertainty in so many aspects of life, our hope is being shadowed by fear. It is profoundly affecting our humanity.

Northern Rivers responds to cal for COVID-19 testing

Following the flight of a COVID positive traveller from Sydney to Ballina and the detection of COVID fragments in the Byron Bay Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) both locals and visitors have responded to calls for more testing in the region.

Open-air art walk by the river at Murwillumbah completed

The Ages of the Tweed mural that accompanies the open-air riverside art walk has now been completed.

Cherry-picked COVID-19 statistics: Were the weekend’s ‘Freedom Rallies’ based on science?

A flyer recently dropped into the letterboxes of some New South Wales residents urged people to attend the controversial ‘Freedom Rallies’ – Let’s break it down and present some context.