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Council is stating that breaches of licence conditions, in part, justifies spending $10m on transferring raw sewage from Ocean...

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A history of ‘freedom’ and the Northern Rivers vaccine divide

Among the many myths about the COVID-19 vaccines is a belief they contain live virus that a vaccinated person will shed in social and intimate circumstances. Along with many other vaccine myths, this belief is contributing to a significant divide in the Northern Rivers community.

Poison killing wildlife

Take bird-killing poisons off our supermarket and hardware shelves. Rodent poison containing SGAR is having a devastating effect on...

XR plans two weeks of ‘Reclaim our Future’ protests

Extinction Rebellion Lismore is part of the Northern Rivers push to highlight the issue of climate change and a march and candlelit vigil last night was the start to a fortnight of ‘Reclaim Our Future’ protests.

Police raid ‘unauthorised events’ in national parks

Police say that eleven people have been charged following unauthorised gatherings held at national parks on the weekend.

French hypocrisy

The French are understandably upset about being stabbed in the back by Australia’s sinking of the submarine contract. They...

Love Island takes over Federal – time to test the law?

The NSW government legislation has provided a permit for screen filming on private land in NSW without any Council oversight or accountability. This has led to Federal Village currently being overrun by the ITV film company.

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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.

COVID-19 update: 5 new cases in the NNSWLHD

Northern NSW Local Health District, Acting Chief Executive, Lynne Weir, says there were five new cases of COVID-19 reported for the District to 8pm last night, 21 October.

NSW Education responds to Teachers Federation over Murwillumbah Education Campus staff cuts

The NSW Education Department has responded to the NSW Teachers Federation's accusation that Education Minister Sarah Mitchell has only just revealed the extent of staff cuts at the mega school.

The Rebels and the Wraiths visit Nationals: ‘We are facing a planetary crisis’

As part of a fortnight of climate actions and protests with the Extinction Rebellion, over 30 activists visited MP Kevin Hogan’s office in Lismore yesterday pushing ghostly empty white prams.

NSW Legislative Council expresses concerns over push to burn native forests for power

The NSW Legislative Council unanimously passed a motion expressing its concerns over the growing push by industry to burn NSW native forests for electricity and hydrogen production.