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Government convenes Coastal Water Safety Roundtable today

NSW Minister for Emergency Services Jihad Dib will lead an expert roundtable looking at how more lives can be saved on NSW beaches after more than a dozen coastal drownings this summer.

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Byron Bay local is 2024 Glover Prize Finalist

Local watercolourist Dave Sparkes has been selected as a finalist in the 2024 John Glover Prize, Australia’s prestigious landscape award.

Israel Palestine

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Editorial – Grab the popcorn and bean bags

Both Mayor Michael Lyon and fellow councillor, Mark Swivel, offered an apology to the followers of the Save Wallum Facebook page last week.

Investment fraud charges – Gold Coast

Detectives from the Financial and Cyber Crime Group have arrested and charged five people in relation to an alleged ‘boiler room’ investment fraud operating on the Gold Coast.

Firefighters called to Bruns Bakery yesterday

Fire and Rescue NSW say they attended commercial premises in Fingal Street in Brunswick Heads after reports of an electrical fire at 4pm yesterday afternoon.

Bill Stewart – a man who loved his frangipanis

Bill was born and raised in Mullumbimby, he attended both primary and high school here. He wasn't an academic but loved sports.

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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.

People becoming severely ill at home due to heat

People experiencing financial and social disadvantage are struggling to keep their homes cool in summer and becoming seriously unwell from the heat, new ACOSS research has found.

Firefighters called to Bruns Bakery yesterday

Fire and Rescue NSW say they attended commercial premises in Fingal Street in Brunswick Heads after reports of an electrical fire at 4pm yesterday afternoon.

Rifle Range Road upgrade about to start

It’s a project that has endured many delays, but Byron Shire Council says the upgrade of Rifle Range Road at Bangalow is finally due to start in early April.

Invasive Species Council gives evidence to federal fire ant inquiry

A Senate Committee inquiry will hear evidence today that changes are needed in Australia’s fire ant response – including the creation of an independent eradication authority.