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Protests against Violet CoCo’s 15 months imprisonment

On Friday environment activist Violet CoCo faced the Magistrates Court, at the Downing Centre in Sydney for peacefully protesting climate inaction. She was sentenced to  15 months imprisonment, with a non-parole period of eight months for engaging in non-violent protest.

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Pianos delivered, for the people!

Following the devastating 2022 floods, Pianos for the People answered the call to bring music to the people of the Northern Rivers. 

Car drives into side of Byron homelessness cottage

A key homelessness service in Byron Bay is undergoing significant repairs after a car drove into part of the facility last week.

A festival for film BUFFs

Building upon last year’s electric event, the Byron Underground Film Festival (BUFF) returns to shake things up, expand the...

Roller skating, skateboarding and more for Lismore

The ‘Lismore Urban Sports Precinct’ will deliver skateboarding, roller skating, BMX, scootering and sport climbing infrastructure as well as associated recreational infrastructure. 

Byron paramedics

Our health services are seriously under-resourced, wait times at emergency departments are out of control, nurses have been on...

Infatuating audiences

Byron Bay indie-rock outfit The Collifowers have made a habit of infatuating audiences all along the east coast with...

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Man charged after Byron road rage attack

Police have refused bail to a man who allegedly used a machete and a baton to attack two men following a road rage incident on the Pacific Highway, as well as driving at one of them.

Road rage in Lismore

A road rage incident occurred yesterday around 3.30pm near the Trinity bus exchange in Lismore when the driver of a black sedan became enraged at the driver of a school bus over a traffic issue.

Council call to end road rage attacks on workers

Tweed Shire Council has had to renew an appeal to motorists to keep their cool if they are delayed at roadworks following the third reported incident of motorist aggression and assault of Tweed road workers this year.

Public abuse of purple XR6 driver mistaken: police

Police investigating a road-rage incident in September involving the driver of a purple Ford Falcon XR6 have spoken to the owner of a similar-looking car and he has been eliminated from the investigation. But that hasn't stopped people hassling him.

Council issues plea to treat staff kindly

Tweed Shire Council has taken the extraordinary step of calling on the public to be nicer to their officers and subcontractors after a rash of aggressive incidents.

Man with swastika tattoo wanted over road-rage attack

Lismore police are seeking the public’s help with an investigation into a road-rage incident that resulted in the driver of one vehicle having his eye socket broken by a man with a swastika tattoo.

Road rage: why do bike riders make car drivers see red?

Cyclists are facing tougher penalties in New South Wales as part of new rules introduced just this month, and while there are many changes, some of the more vague are increased fines for riding a bicycle ‘furiously, recklessly, or negligently’ (from A$71 to A$425).

Cyclist with road rage beware

Gordon Haynes, (small red Mercedes), Federal. To the rude and ignorant MAMIL (male cyclist) on Coolamon Scenic Drive and Coorabell Road, between 16:30 and 17:00 on Monday March 23…

Mandy Nolans’ Soap Box #186 Get angry about big shit

Mandy can't fathom the point of the rage that some drivers display when she does a little bit of shitty driving. WATCH VIDEO

Man charged over machete attacks

A 50-year-old Pumpenbil man has been charged after he allegedly attacked two men while armed with a machete during separate incidents in the Tweed last week.

Monash report: women will wait 200 years for income equity

The first Australian Women’s Health and Wellbeing Scorecard: Towards equity for women from Monash University found that at current rates it will take 70 years to reach full-time employment equality with men, and more than 200 years to reach income equity.

So you think someone needs a puppy for Christmas?

If you’re thinking about giving your loved one a puppy as a gift this Christmas, Dogs Australia urges you to think twice.

Handball bouncing kids back after the floods

Following the 2022 floods, Albert Park Public School teacher Troy Davies had an idea to bring about a bit of much-needed fun into students’ lives by suggesting the handball competition to beat them all.

Pianos delivered, for the people!

Following the devastating 2022 floods, Pianos for the People answered the call to bring music to the people of the Northern Rivers.