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Celebrating the life of Uncle Gordon Johnson 31/8/1950  – 26/1/2023

Pastor Uncle Gordon Johnson died peacefully on January 26. A celebration of his life will take place this Saturday, 11 February at the Mullumbimby Showground.

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Swivel by name, drivel by nature

The lack of authenticity of Byron Councillor, Mark Swivel, does not come as a surprise from this side of...

A tribute for Richard Moloney

Byron Shire has lost another of its colourful characters, the irrepressible Richard Moloney, who died suddenly but peacefully in his home at the end of January.

The elusive ‘Drop of the Desert’ cocktail

Simon Haslam What does it take to produce the winning cocktail in a competition held in Byron in the middle...

Cartoon of the week – 8 February 2023

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New SES Zone Commander for the north

The NSW State Emergency Service (NSW SES) has appointed a new Zone Commander for the northern part of the state.

Perrottet’s election gamble on cashless pokies

It would appear ClubsNSW is not having a good year, and today’s announcement that the NSW government has proposed a gambling reform policy that would ensure all poker machines in the state become cashless by 2028 hasn't made it any better.

Stories about "pigeon":

Trees or biotechnological genetic rescue?

We peered through the branches amazed to see this colourful bird, resting one wing awkwardly. By the next day it would be dead.

Helicopters, dogs and the police four day cannabis raid

While we get the hemp industry going on the Northern Rivers and the plant is legal in many countries across the world the police have once again headed out with their choppers and dogs to curb the cannabis cultivation that the region is known for. 

$945 or $45,500 – what is the value of a tree In Kingscliff? 

Dr Firth questions arborists' valuation of a paperbark tree to be removed for Kingscliff development and says the council needs to 'establish a reasonable standard of tree valuation'. 

Remembering the latest victim of domestic violence, killed by a man on bail

I granted bail to men who then killed. I refused bail to several who did not last 24 hours behind bars – shot, stabbed, hanged or drowned in their own vomit.

Bruns fig tree slated for the chop gets reprieve

A much-loved fig tree next to the Brunswick Heads boat harbour has been saved from destruction – for now – by the quick thinking of a local activist.