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Fundraising for koala signs for Bangalow

As the koala mating season has started, Bangalow Koalas has set up fundraising to create incorporate more koala road signs. Bangalow...

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Vale Aunty Dulcie Nicholls 21.10.29 – 19.09.21

There is deep sadness in the community at the passing of Arakwal elder and matriarch, Dulcie Joan Nicholls, nee Kay, who was a proud Bundjalung woman born on Country at Tallow Creek, Byron Bay, October 21, 1929.

COVID update – sewage detection in East and South Lismore and Byron Bay

Northern NSW Local Health District is urging people in the Lismore City and Byron Bay areas to get tested for COVID-19, after fragments of the virus were detected in samples from the East Lismore, South Lismore and Byron Bay sewage treatment plants.

10pm Monday – update of COVID venues of concern

The Northern NSW Local Health District has been notified of a number of venues of concern associated with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the region.

Woman charged over alleged Public Health Order Breaches – Tweed/Byron

A woman has been charged over multiple alleged breaches of the Public Health Orders in the Tweed and Byron shires.

Getting annoyed with NSW Farmers naming ‘rights’

The Annoying Vegan has become more annoyed today with what they see as the NSW Farmers getting on their high horse about the use of the words ‘meat’ and ‘milk’.

Water resilience

A number of groups in the Byron Shire have been working our way each month through topics set for...

Stories about "random breath testing":

Man 7 times over limit nabbed in booze bus operation

Almost 80 people were arrested for drink driving following the launch of the multi-site booze bus  ‘Operation Nabbed – Northern’ on Friday and Saturday nights.

RBT and RDT in action on Hinterland Way

Highway Patrol are currently conducting random drug and alcohol testing on Hinterland Way near the St Helena speed camera.

Police breath-testing boaties and beachgoers

If you thought you were safe having a bevy or two while out boating or four-wheel driving on the beach, think again. Police and the DPI have been out and about testing people.

Car hits pedestrian, phone box

Motorists will see higher profile police patrols of local roads together with random drink and drug testing after the annual state-wide Xmas traffic blitz, Operation Safe Arrival, began on Friday. At one accident on Saturday, a phone box was destroyed and a pedestrian thrown in the air.

Voluntary breath testing at festivals about to fold

An organisation that provides voluntary breath testing and drug and alcohol information for music festival patrons says that without political and financial support, it will ‘cease operation in the next month.’

Drunk teen tourist drives wrong way down Byron street

A drunken 18-year-old female New Zealand tourist was arrested after police doing RBT duty spotted her driving the wrong way down a one-way street in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Police on patrol in Bruns

This posse of police cars spotted in Brunswick Heads yesterday is a timely reminder that highway patrol vehicles are out and about during the school holiday period.

Casino P-plate driver 5 times over limit

A P-plate driver stopped in Casino on Saturday for a breath test told the cops he’d had ‘one beer’. But police allege that when he was taken back to the police station he tested five times over the legal limit.

M1 ‘turned into car park’ by police testing

Police admit to turning the M1 southbound into a ‘car park’ on Saturday night when Tweed-Byron and Richmond highway patrol chose to conduct random alcohol and drug testing in the Tugun Tunnel.

Four charged with drink driving in Tweed-Bryon region

Police in the Tweed-Byron area have been targeting drink driving in the past week, with four people off the roads as a result.

Nuclear Submarines – just a foot in the door

In the next few months we will hear a lot about how superior nuclear-powered submarines are. Vice Admiral Mike Noonan is even claiming superior stealth characteristics – which is simply not true. Yes, they tend to be faster. This is great if you want to go thousands of kilometres in a matter of days. But they are also much more expensive.

Compost back on Lismore’s gardening menu

Lismore City Council says that their BIOCycle Compost is again on sale from the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre and Nimbin Transfer Station, after a two-year break.

Tony’s reflections as king of the Macadamia Castle

Looking back on 14 years at the Macadamia Castle, Tony Gilding says the important things to him were the conservation of the animals and the development of staff.

Getting annoyed with NSW Farmers naming ‘rights’

The Annoying Vegan has become more annoyed today with what they see as the NSW Farmers getting on their high horse about the use of the words ‘meat’ and ‘milk’.