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Byron carjacker and stolen vehicle still not found

Police say that a man carjacked a 17-year-old in Byron Bay just before midnight on Friday.

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Ahoy m’hearties young and old in Bangalow

‘Ahoy m’hearties’ was the catchcry at Bangalow Parklands on Saturday afternoon during the Connecting Generations Pirate Party.

Ballina Dragon Boaters win world championships

Shelley Cornish from Tintenbar has won two gold medals in the world indoor rowing championships as well as a world record time, while husband Paul Hurley chimed in with a silver medal.

Be proud of Ballina, help clean up our beaches

This Sunday, 7 March, Ballina Coastcare is inviting everyone who cares about Ballina's environment to Step Up To Clean Up, and join a special event for Clean Up Australia Day.

Lennox Rise development clears another hurdle

The massive new residential development planned west of Epiq in Lennox Head continued its progress towards becoming reality at the last Ballina Shire Council meeting.

Missing teen – Tweed Heads

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a boy reported missing from Tweed Heads.

Suspicion and belief

Fast Buck$, Coorabell My suspicion is that the mayor and the senior staff have been helping Michael Lyon become electable...

Stories about "refugees":

The challenges of creating a new life of freedom

Moving to a new country can be challenging; you may need to learn a new language, understand a different culture, learn how to drive, how to find a job, and understand countless other things as you settle in. For a refugee the experience can be even more challenging.

New initiative supports refugees in the community

Sponsoring refugees to settle in Australia could be on the cards if the Community Refugee Sponsorship Initiative (CRSI) pilot program, that Ballina Region for Refugees (BRFR) is participating in, is successful.

Lily’s Ration Challenge raising funds and awareness for refugees

When you’ve lived in a place like Lismore all your life, it might be hard to really understand what a refugee goes through, but helping the best way you know how is a start, and Lily Ryan is doing just that.

VIDEO: Gotta love Lismore’s lanterns

It wouldn't be Lismore without the lanterns and it wouldn't be solstice unless hundreds lined the streets mid-winter to see the incredible homage to light!

Tim Costello speaks refugees, April 5

Highlighting the importance of family reunification, chief advocate for World Vision Australia, Tim Costello will be speaking at the Mullumbimby Ex-Services Club on Friday April 5 from 7.15pm.

Music breaking down borders and giving hope to refugees

Elijah Gentle set off on a backpacking holiday that eventually led him to volunteer at a refugee camp in Serbia. It was here he discovered that music could provide a way for them to connect with each other and find hope.

Welcome refugees into your home

Welcoming refugees and asylum seekers into your home and giving them a chance at a new beginning can be rewarding for everyone and Refugee Welcome Australia is creating opportunities for you to get involved.

Let’s also recognise human rights of Aborigines, refugees

Jo Faith (unapologetic hippy), Newtown. Despite the most damaging political process and the consequent ongoing mental/physical anguish experienced by the LGBTQI community, Australia had taken a step into maturity by granting same -sex marriage and thus confirming to this community their rightful human rights.

Local groups help refugees learn to swim in Lismore

Thanks to funding from the Northern Rivers Community Foundation, St Vincent de Paul Society in Lismore through the North Coast Settlement Service has been able to conduct ongoing Kick Start swimming programs for former refugees.

Nujeen: one girl’s journey from war-torn Syria in a wheelchair

'The story of Nujeen, amazing young woman and Syrian refugee, reminds the world that refugees, just like others, have aspirations and dreams for peace, education and a better society.'

Man arrested after shots fired in Dunoon

A police report says a 63-year-old man man has been arrested following multiple public place shots fired overnight.

Police operation Billinudgel Nature Reserve

Gary Opit, Brunswick Heads On 22 February residents on Jones Road noticed a major police operation with officers from eight police cars and associated dogs entering...

Thanks David Gile – but on Musk

Robin Harrison, Binna Burra I want to thank David Gilet for his appreciation of the thoughts I’ve shared here. It’s very welcome as I’ve been equally...

Parking permits

Liz Levy, Suffolk Park Why has Byron Shire Council decided to impose a layer of digital tyranny for residents wishing to renew their locals parking permit? Attempting...