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Mud benda rant

Regarding last week’s Splendour Festival and all the ‘haters’ out there. I took along a few seriously fun-deprived teenage...

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Flat Earth Byron councillors

In face of the facts, an approval of the development application (DA) for a basement car park in Brunswick...

Mullum locals protest flood-prone pod site

Around 40–50 locals gathered outside the Byron Shire Council chambers this morning to highlight the risks of, and lack of due process around, the selection of the flood accommodation pod site in Mullumbimby.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: For Sale: Moral compass

Some weeks it’s hard to navigate the big feelings I have around injustice; the kind of injustice that occurs every day, everywhere, underwritten by the privilege of some at the expense of the many. The shit stuff people get away with! The shit stuff no one notices. Shit stuff always happens to people who don’t have much to start with. I sometimes wonder how you can hear story after story and not realise the system is broken. Capitalism sucks. Let’s go break stuff – like, the dominant paradigm! We haven’t managed to subvert it – so can we smash it into tiny pieces? Please?

The Healthy Minds Club are busy as!

The Lennox-based (and fast-expanding) young men's mental health group are continuing to change lives and inspire the wider community with activities across the region.

Pedal power celebrated at Murwillumbah film night

Those with an interest in films and cycling will be in heaven this Thursday night (August 11) when the Regent Cinema in Murwillumbah hosts the Big Bike Film Night.

Second independent assessment of Iron Gates DA in Evans Head recommends refusal

Two independent reports on the Iron Gates development at Evans Heads have determined that it should not go ahead.

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Suspected OMCG associate arrested on firearms charges

Officers from Taskforce Raptor were part of a raid on a Dum Dum property on Friday (October 12) that resulted in a man being detained on multiple firearm and drug charges.

Stolen property seized in raid on Tweed bikies

Police have seized large amounts of stolen property during a search at the home of a member of the Lone Wolf outlaw motorcycle gang in Chinderah and subsequently at a Kingscliff storage unit.

Riders dispute ‘Hells Angels’ tag after Woodenbong stop

A joint-agency operation has targeted and disrupted activities of Hell's Angels Outlaw Motorcycle Gang members in our region, police say. But the riders involved say it was a charity run involving members from various clubs.

Two arrested over Tweed Heads bikie fight

Two bikies, both members of outlawed motorcycle gangs (OMCG), have been charged after a fight outside a Tweed Heads pub last month.

Police warn of dangerous bikie associate on the loose

Police have called on the public to be on the lookout for Gary Brush, a known, violent bikie gang associate, who is wanted over outstanding warrants.

Further charges laid against Ballina bikies

Two alleged Rebels bikies are facing further charges of manufacturing methylamphetime (Speed and Ice) as police continue a crackdown on outlaw motorcycle gang activies.

Cops taser Rebels ‘leader’ in Ballina pub

Police tasered and arrested a man they claim is the Ballina president of the Rebels motorbike club at the Henry Rous Hotel in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Five arrested over Banora Point shootings

TWO men accused of being involved in shootings at Banora Point in February will appear in the Tweed Heads Local Court today (Thursday), and another three men allegedly involved in supplying drugs will appear on 30 June. The five men were arrested during police raids this morning.

Bikie arrested over circular-saw attack

Police have arrested a member of the Lone Wolf motorcycle gang after he allegedly assaulted a man with a circular saw at North Lismore last year.

Bangalow man in solitary confinement

Bangalow resident Jamie Adams has languished in solitary confinement in a Queensland prison for two days following his arrest on the Gold Coast on Wednesday.

Autocracy or democracy for Byron Shire?

The New Yorker Magazine recently wrote a quote from Mr Rupert Murdoch ‘The truth is authoritarian governments do work!’ Hold that thought. It has been...

Criminalising protest

In another Sstate government descent into criminalising protest, to protect their own government’s sabotage of a liveable planet, last Thursday new laws were passed...

Mullum pods

First, Hans Lovejoy’s article ‘emergency wedged’ was educational, factual and provided valuable information to the community. Michele Grant’s letter (27 July) was emotive overgeneralisations...

Flood residents get $650 from Lismore Council

Lismore City Mayor Steve Krieg today announced that 1,558 residents will receive a grant of $650 from the Lismore Flood Appeal.