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Byron Farmers Markets temporarily moved to make way for COVID clinic

The Byron Farmers Market is to be held opposite Elements resort on Bayshore Drive this week, while health authorities use the Cavanbah Centre for a drive-through COVID testing service.

Staged rollout change for large OS DA

Plans by a developer to change the staged rollout for a large Ocean Shores subdivision, and nine dwellings on 11 and 13 Warrambool Rd and 9 Bian Crt, Ocean Shores, are now on exhibition on Council’s website.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: A vulnerable freedom

To live in a caring community might sometimes come at the cost of small individual liberties – like wearing a mask in the post office for ten minutes while you complete your transaction.

Magnificent sporting prowess and flag pride after 2021 NAIDOC

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people also shone in the sporting arena during NAIDOC 2021. 

Opportunities aplenty for young rugby standout

Ross Kendall Mullumbimby 16-year-old, Raife McKenzie, is a rising star rugby player who has had a big year after winning...

Snakes monitor radioactive contamination

Ten years on from the 2011 Fukushima disaster in Japan – the most severe nuclear accident since Chernobyl – researchers are using Japanese rat snakes to measure radioactivity in the Fukushima Exclusion Zone.

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Four teenagers charged after police pursuits from Grafton to Ballina

Four teenagers will face court today charged over their alleged roles in several police pursuits on the state’s North Coast yesterday.

Car wedged between train track and station at Bangalow

Bangalow Station saw a car at the platform for the first time in many years on Saturday afternoon – but it wasn’t a railway carriage.

Pair arrested after cross border police pursuit

A 21-year-old never-licensed male driver and a 27-year-old ‘aggressive’ male passenger were captured after they lost control of their vehicle at Tweed Heads during a cross-border police pursuit on Tuesday.

Three stolen vehicles recovered and three arrests following two pursuits

Two teenage boys and an adult male will face court today after two pursuits on the North Coast involving stolen vehicles over the weekend.

Man denied bail after high-speed police pursuit

A 33-year-old Burleigh Heads man will remain behind bars after a police were forced to deploy road spikes last week to end a 220kmph pursuit on the Pacific Highway.

Five arrested following police pursuit – Byron Bay 

Five people have been arrested following a police pursuit in the state’s north yesterday,Wednesday, 26 September.

Manhunt: Byron Bay streets in lockdown

Update: According to latest reports, helicopters have been called in to look for several people who ran from a Mercedes Benz that had earlier been pursued by police from Ross Lane to Byron Bay at high speed. Sniffer dogs are reported to…

Man drove stolen car over graves

A man has been arrested after the stolen car he was driving got stuck on a grave as he was driving through the Murwillumbah Catholic Cemetery with police in pursuit.

Man drives at police car during Tweed pursuit

During the chase of a car that had no number plates on the front, police say the vehicle being pursued drove straight towards them, forcing officers to take evasive action to avoid a crash.

Couple in court after cop chase in stolen Merc

A man will face Tweed Heads court today on 11 charges, including: stealing a Mercedes Benz failing to stop for a police pursuit twice, plus carrying illegal weapons and housebreaking equipment.

Ballina Shire Council supports application for new croquet club

The Ballina Croquet Club is hoping to receive up to $300,000 in funding for a new club house at Cawarra Park. 

Storylines: Growing hope

Hope is a fragile thing in 2021. With the current pandemic and the uncertainty in so many aspects of life, our hope is being shadowed by fear. It is profoundly affecting our humanity.

Northern Rivers responds to cal for COVID-19 testing

Following the flight of a COVID positive traveller from Sydney to Ballina and the detection of COVID fragments in the Byron Bay Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) both locals and visitors have responded to calls for more testing in the region.

Open-air art walk by the river at Murwillumbah completed

The Ages of the Tweed mural that accompanies the open-air riverside art walk has now been completed.