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Police exchange gun fire at Dunoon – man arrested

At a media conference outside the Lismore police station this morning, Acting Superintendent Susan Johnston, Commander, Richmond Police Area Command, said that a man has been charged over an incident at Dunoon last night.

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Byron Wildlife Hospital’s DA up for public comment

A development application for the mobile Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital is now before the public.

Ballina Dragons invite public to have a go

The Ballina Dragon Boat Racing Club is having a come and try day on Saturday 6 March, on the Richmond River at Ballina.

My dear friend, Philip Rubinstein 1934–2021

I first met Phil on a rain-soaked day outside my house in Brunswick Terrace, Mullum. It was an accidental encounter, but we soon got stuck into a conversation about the parlous state of Australian universities.

Ben Hamilton riding for kids with cancer

Ballina man Ben Hamilton is riding his bike 500km to help young kids with cancer.

No more MOs for Tweed Shire

In a move that may have surprised some council watchers, it was the conservative councillors who voted in favour of keeping multiple occupancies (MO) in Tweed Shire.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Dear Brittany

We watched you. We watched you break the silence. We heard the truth shatter like a glass hitting the tiles.

Stories about "sniffer dogs":

Naked and told to squat in a corner: a 16-yr-old’s Splendour experience

Sixteen years old, lining up to get into a music festival, separated from friends, taken into a tent and forced to strip.

Mandy Nolan’s Soap Box: Sniffing out the bigger story on drug prohibition

Last week at about 2.30 in the afternoon I was meeting someone at a pub when two sketchy-looking dudes came into the front bar...

Greens lead push to end sniffer dogs searches

The NSW Greens are leading a push to end the use of drug detection dogs without a warrant on public transport, at festivals, bars and in Kings Cross in Sydney.

Lawyer says police tactics have gone to the dogs

Police are targeting drug driving in a statewide blitz amid claims that motorists are being wrongly targeted because of “imprecise legislation”. They are also continuing to use sniffer dogs in Nimbin and other centres despite studies showing the success rate of detecting drugs is very low.

Drug-dog warrants rely on suspicions

The never-ending war against inanimate objects – in this case drugs – was highlighted recently with police dog operations targeting children as they entered both Murwillumbah and Mullumbimby high schools.

Parents angered at sniffer-dog use in Murwillumbah

Parents in Murwillumbah are outraged after another police sniffer-dog operation targeted school students on their way to school this morning.

Sniffer dogs outside schools a real worry

Kol Dimond, Mullumbimby. For progressive thinkers and advocates of civil liberties alike. the sight of random police and sniffer dog activities at our local high school should send shock waves around the shire.

Anger at police using dogs to target students

The use of police sniffer dogs to target high school students in Byron and Tweed shires has prompted an angry response from local politicians and parents.

Sniffer dogs on the prowl in Byron Shire

Police are this morning conducting sniffer dog operations in Mullumbimby and are expected in Byron Bay this afternoon.

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.

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...