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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.

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Epiq sporting facilities ready for summer

Lennox Head’s Clarence Property has just handed over to Ballina Shire Council the newly constructed Community & Sports Amenities Building, at the sports fields opposite Epiq Marketplace, off Hutley Drive.

Locals gathering to object to burning forests, plastic, foils, and tyres for energy at Condong sugar mill

A public protest is taking place this Friday meet near the Condong sugar mill, north of Murwillumbah, at the big fig tree on Tweed Valley Way on Friday, 22 October at 10am to object to the burning of trees and ‘forest waste’ by Cape Byron Power to generate electricity at the Condong sugar mill.

STP problems ignored

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The Great Reopening

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STP inches closer

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After a long, arduous and uninformed debate… Saddle Road DA approved

Councillors finally ‘got there in the end’, interim Mayor, Michael Lyon, told an exhausted audience after many hours of confused meandering at last Thursday’s Council meeting.

Stories about "police drug sniffer dogs":

Drug dog dragnet in Byron Bay

A co-ordinated sniffer dog operation in Jonson Street, Byron Bay, on Thursday (April 27) has resulted in five arrests and 11 cannabis cautions.

Thousands falsely identified by sniffer drug dogs

Thousands of people on the north coast and across NSW are being falsely identified as carrying drugs by police sniffer dogs, which the NSW Greens say is an unjustified invasion of privacy and proving ineffective.

Police pick on Nimbin, yet cities awash with drugs

Organisers of the Nimbin Market. imagine what a jarring experience it was at our last Sunday market to have three policemen, armed to the hilt, with a sniffer dog, striding intimidatingly through our market, around behind the stage, and all the way through the main peopled areas, three times no less!

Sniffer dog solution

Peggy Balfour, Mullumbimby. Poor little sniffer doggy, worked all day only to find one ‘person with a small amount of cannabis’. These hard-working doggies only get a reward if they sniff and indicate cannabis.

Police drug raid on Nimbin café, bookshop

Police have arrested eight people and seized two kilograms of marijuana and other drugs after Oasis Cafe and Perceptio bookshop were raided, in what they are describing as ‘an ongoing drug operation in the Nimbin area’.

Drug-dog warrants rely on suspicions

The never-ending war against inanimate objects – in this case drugs – was highlighted recently with police dog operations targeting children as they entered both Murwillumbah and Mullumbimby high schools.

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.

Diadem Street, Lismore

Around 2,000 residents in Lismore lost their electricity connection on Wednesday night after a large gum tree took out power lines.