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Investment fraud charges – Gold Coast

Detectives from the Financial and Cyber Crime Group have arrested and charged five people in relation to an alleged ‘boiler room’ investment fraud operating on the Gold Coast.

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Four killed in Wardell crash

The small riverine village of Wardell was the scene of an early morning crash that killed four people on the weekend.

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Man missing more than two weeks

Tweed Byron police are asking the public for help finding a man reported missing for more than two weeks.

How to supply water to the increasing population?

It is predicted that the next 40 years will see the demand for water increase by 50 per cent in the local government areas that Rous County Council supply with water.

Woman missing from Evans Head

Police are asking the public for help finding a woman reported missing from the Evans Head area but also known to frequent the Ballina area.

Short film awesomeness

Flickerfest and iQ are back, Thursday to Saturday at the Mullumbimby Civic Hall. Go on a remarkable cinematic journey...

Stories about "schoolies":

Police horses expected to star in Byron Schoolies’ selfies as youth majority skip the grog

Mounted police, the riot squad, extra highway and traffic patrols and specialist youth command officers are in the Byron shire for the next few weeks for this year’s Schoolies.

600 schoolies tested for COVID at Ballina airport

Around 600 schoolies were provided with Rapid Antigen Testing (RAT) at the Ballina- Byron Gateway Airport on Saturday ahead of their departure from Byron Bay at the conclusion of their booked vacation

Police warn Schoolies ‘Be COVID-Safe’

A message from senior officers at Tweed/Byron Police District for 2020 end of school celebrations is reminding school leavers from across NSW and interstate who have travelled to Byron Bay and other parts of Northern NSW  to stay COVID-Safe.

Mayor: change your plans for Schoolies

At a press conference in Byron Bay this morning Byron Shire Mayor Simon Richardson, Detective Acting Superintendent Cameron Lindsay and NSW Local Health District's Wayne Jones, met to make an announcement about the upcoming Schoolies week in the town.

Schoolies welcomed in Byron

The number of teens coming to Byron for schoolies week appears to have increased this year but they have generally been well behaved, the organiser of the Apex Park schoolies Hub says.

Schoolies are arriving in Byron for summer fun

Schools out for summer and many of the newly minted adults who have had their final day of school and are heading for a good time in Byron Bay.

Schoolies went well overall, say police

Local police say they were pleased overall with the behaviour of those who attended Schoolies celebrations in Byron Bay over the past few weeks.  Detective...

Schoolies ‘Operation Kimberley’ commences

Senior police have been reminding school leavers to party safely and know their limits during as this year’s NSW schoolies celebrations kicked in over the weekend.

Tamara Smith MP ‘Blows Zero’

Local Greens MP Tamara Smith raised $5,000 with the help of local businesses and festivals to provide the final funding push to purchase a new breathalyser machine for the HUB in Byron to use over schoolies season this year.

Schoolies volunteer call out

With the yearly preparations underway for when schoolies arrive in a little more than two months, BUDDI youth worker Nicqui Yazdi. is appealing for volunteers to step up and help make the event a safe and memorable one.

How to supply water to the increasing population?

It is predicted that the next 40 years will see the demand for water increase by 50 per cent in the local government areas that Rous County Council supply with water.

Protections can’t wait another seven years for NSW critical habitat 

Protections are needed now for native habitat in NSW as the state has seen a significant increase in native habitat clearing following the NSW...

Appeal following attempted abduction – Tweed Heads

Investigators are appealing for public assistance as investigations continue into an attempted abduction in Tweed Heads at the weekend.

Floodplain fury

With the two-year flood anniversary being recognised this week, Council appears to be pushing on with its plans to seek approval from the state government for floodplain development in Mullumbimby.